Reuters: The US will suspend Arctic drilling.
Reuters: Lehman sued JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) for billions of dollars.
Reuters: The Fed’s Bullard said that promises of low rates for long periods have risks.
Reuters: Facebook improved its privacy controls.
Reuters: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) overtook Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) as the largest tech company by market cap.Reuters: Penguin and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) settled disagreements over book prices.
Reuters: Some Prudential plc investors will resist the AIA deal.
Reuters: Two people were charged with insider trading of shares in Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS).
WSJ: Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) used “repos” to hide debt.
WSJ: The Financial Accounting Standards Board may set new bank rules that would force them to raise book value.
WSJ: The derivatives rule may be dropped from the financial reform package.
WSJ: Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) will testify before a panel looking at ratings practices at Moody’s (NYSE: MCO).
WSJ: Avis Budget (NYSE: CAR) and Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) have fought over a buyout of Dollar.
WSJ: Companies are facing shortages of machine tools.
WSJ: Johnson & Johnson Inc (NYSE: JNJ) has a pattern of poor quality in making children’s drugs.
WSJ: Jobless claims may be a critical part of the US economy getting better.
WSJ: An analyst said that use of circuit breakers will not prevent drops in stock prices.
NYT: The US sold 20% of its Citigroup shares.
FT: Obama warned of “risky” fossil fuels.
FT: Kraft (NYSE: KFT) was censured by UK officials over its Cadbury deal.
Bloomberg: GM will cover additional costs for reorganizing Opel.
Douglas A. McIntyre