Reuters: Small businesses are having trouble finding financing.
Reuters: VW has stopped tie-up talks with Porsche.
Reuters: The US budget chief says there are signs the economic free fall is over.
Reuters: Central banks may need more power to maintain stability.
Reuters: GM’s Opel might make cars for other brands.
Reuters: AT&T (T) may offer cloud-based storage.
Reuters: AIG (AIG) will offer an IPO of its key Asia assets.
Reuters: UBS (UBS) is upping payments to some bankers to retain them.
WSJ: India’s stock market rose 17% after national elections.
WSJ: Some Madoff victims are being investigated about what they knew,
WSJ: Tech firms are bracing for antitrust investigations by the new Administration.
WSJ: Investors are looking for stronger signs of a recovery to keep the rally going.
WSJ: The US is set to re-think the role of the Fed.
WSJ: Nomura is launching a big US push.
WSJ: Toyota (TM) rolled out its new Prius.
WSJ: Venture-backed stocks are making a return.
WSJ: Baidu (BIDU) worked went on strike over pay.
WSJ: New tax proposals are targeting life insurers.
WSJ: Brazil is turning to China to help finance oil projects.
WSJ: Hopes for a recovery at Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW) may come from California.
WSJ: Oil exploration companies are still pursuing growth.
WSJ: While the number of internet pages is endless the ad revenue to go against them is not.
NYT: Networks are scrambling their line-ups in reaction to the ad downturn
NYT: Google (GOOG) may be the target of new antitrust work.
NYT: The editor of Wired has not figured out how to market it profitably.
NYT: Cell phone makers are hoping for a blockbuster summer.
NYT: GM (GM) may seek more production from low-wage regions.
NYT: A report from IHS CERA says there is big opportunity in Canadian oil sands.
FT: Smaller US banks need $24 billion in capital.
FT: Battery makers will seek US aid.
FT: The head of Siemens (SI) sees a revival in Germany.
FT: A study reports that analysts do not move stocks.
Bloomberg: Japan’s foreign currency bonds were cut by Moody’s.
Bloomberg: JP Morgan upgraded the India stock market and cut China to “neutral.”
Douglas A. McIntyre