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Updated 1.05 PM EST: Las Vagas Sands (NYSE:LVS) will try to raise $2.5 billion though an IPO in Hong Kong (AP)
Updated 11.12 AM EST: Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) is considering a joint venture with Protalix Biotherapeutics (AMAX:PLX) and may buy the Israeli company. (Reuters)
Updated 9.50 AM EST: The Fed will keep rates as they are (CBNC)
A deal for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to take control of NBCU from GE (NYSE:GE) is imminent, as usual. (NYTimes)
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is considering buying Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM) tax credits (WSJ)
Bank of NY Mellon’s (NYSE:BK) CEO turned down a chance to be considered for the Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) CEO job. (WSJ)
Roger Nightingale, economist at Pointon York, says the world faces a 1930s type depression if government stimulus packages are pulled too soon (CNBC)
A draft order to approve AT&T’s (NYSE:T) $2.8 billion acquisition of Centennial Communications Corp is circulating at the Federal Communications Commission. (The Deal)
Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) top advertising strategist is not leaving his job. (AppleInsider)
Sprint (NASDAQ:S) is starting to downplay the importance of the Palm (NASDAQ:PALM) Pre compared to other smartphones it is marketing. (Barron’s)
Shares of Old Dominion (NASDAQ:ODFL) could move from $27 to $40 in a year (BusinessWeek)
The market share of Apple’s Mac has not been hurt by the release of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 7.
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