Extreme Trading: Rice Rockets … and More!

Shares of Northern Trust jumped 4.4 percent Tuesday on rumors that Euro banking giant HSBC would buy out the firm.

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Chinese Internet portal Sohu.com saw shares shoot up 14 percent Monday after the company reported a 9.6 percent year-over-year increase in third-quarter revenue.
The Dollar lost ground against the Yen, hitting a 15-year low on Monday on speculation the Federal Reserve would soon embark on another round of dollar-inflating quantitative easing.

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Korea Line Corporation, which ships things on boats, fell 13 percent to a four-year low Monday after saying it would be raising additional capital.
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Playstation maker Sony saw shares jump to their highest levels in two months Tuesday as traders digested rumors that the company might get bought out.
The price of rice approached a 10-month high Thursday as floods in Asia continued to damage crops and squeeze supply.

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After taking a bludgeoning last week on worries over whether the country would ultimately serve as the location for filming of The Hobbit The New Zealand dollar surged this week. The prime minister managed to work out a deal to keep the Shire in the country.
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Shares of Halliburton took a 10 percent pummeling Thursday after a report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill said that Halliburton knowingly recommended an unstable cement mixture to seal the Macondo well.

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