Media Digest (9/13/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

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The Federal Reserve likely will release plans for a stimulus package after members meet today. (Reuters)

EADS and BAE hold merger talks. (Reuters)

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 5 may have more features that predecessors but some analysts worry it is not a “game changer.” (Reuters)

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) will add calorie counts to food lists at its locations. (Reuters)

Comments made by Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg about “search” figures confuse investors who worry about the company’s direction. (Reuters)

Nintendo will launch the new Wii U in Japan on December 8. (Reuters)

Imagination, which makes some Apple components, announces strong growth. (Reuters)

The University of California files patent suits against Facebook and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). (Reuters)

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) sells almost $7 billion in assets. (WSJ)

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) tries to set a deal to close a plant in Europe. (WSJ)

The Census Bureau reports household income fell to 1995 levels. (WSJ)

Italy may set a three-year plan to avoid a need for bailout cash. (WSJ)

Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) CEO Mel Karmizan expects Liberty Media Corp. (NASDAQ: LMCA) to replace the satellite radio firm’s board of directors if it gets voting control. (WSJ)

Germany rejects a plan for the European Central Bank to oversee banks in the eurozone. (WSJ)

Workers in Spain begin to move from cities back to rural areas, where many lived originally. (NYT)

The U.S. Agriculture Department lowers it forecasts for soybean and corn yields for the third time. (NYT)

U.S. M&A transactions this year are made up largely of divestiture of noncore company assets. (FT)

France pressures Spain to disclose its budget plans to satisfy Germany. (Bloomberg)

Nissan and Renault chief Carlos Ghosn expects Europe to be a poor car market for many years. (Bloomberg)

Douglas A. McIntyre

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