Media Digest (8/31/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NY Times

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Samsung beats Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) in an intellectual property case in Japan. (Reuters)

The CEOs of Apple and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) meet to discuss patent issues. (Reuters)

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) continues to struggle with the trading issues that cost it billions of dollars in losses. (Reuters)

An official from the European Central Bank says that concerns about Europe’s future have grown. (Reuters)

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) may set a partnership with Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) for maps, which would leave Google out of the e-commerce firm’s plans. (Reuters)

Twitter will allow advertisers more targeted capability on its platform. (Reuters)

Chinese officials tell a visiting Angela Merkel that they will give some measure of financial support to Europe. (WSJ)

Consumer electronics sites could spell an eventual end to the businesses of Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY), Gamestop Corp. (NYSE: GME) and RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH). (WSJ)

The United Steelworkers says trouble has slowed talks with ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT). (WSJ)

A New York State judge refuses to block the sales of Martha Stewart Living Omnivision Inc. (NYSE: MSO) products at JCPenney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) stores, although Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) brought a case to do so. (WSJ)

Soybean futures move toward a new record high on tight supply. (WSJ)

Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) has success with its turnaround of Jaguar and Rover. (NYT)

A study by the National Employment Law Project shows that middle-income jobs lost in the recession were often replaced by lower income ones. (NYT)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A) says it will begin to drill inside the Arctic Circle. (NYT)

Douglas A. McIntyre

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