Media Digest (11/22/2010) Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg

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Reuters: EU and the IMF began to work out details of an Ireland bailout. Ireland will finish work on a $20 billion set of budget cuts.

Reuters: China has started to work on programs to keep inflation down.

Reuters: The NABE said a survey showed economists concerned about inflation.

Reuters:  The Basel accord will leave banks short $100 billion in equity capital.

Reuters:  Investors will watch Black Friday results.

Reuters:  Fed minutes will probably show concerns for a long-term period of slow growth.

Reuters:  Groupon is in negotiations to sell itself to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)

Reuters: Genzyme (NASDAQ: GENZ) may work out a deal structure that would allow a purchase by Sanofi-Aventis

WSJ:   Problems in China and supply are likely to keep commodity trades volatile.

WSJ:   The Fed faces trouble with QE2 because of huge amounts of criticism

WSJ:   Big media companies are concerns online video streaming will undermine their businesses.

WSJ:   A Merck (NYSE: MRK) drug has been found to help kidney patients.

WSJ:  The VW merger with Porsche is closer to completion.

WSJ:   Japan’s attempt at quantitative easing presented difficult problems–some of which could not be overcome.

WSJ:   Gas prices pushed above $3 on the East and West Coasts as the holidays approach.

WSJ:   The EU passed a law which requires internet companies to tell users if they are being tracked with software devices.

WSJ:   Harry Potter brought in $125 million.

WSJ:   The CEO of Massey is in a battle with directors about the sale or break-up of the company

WSJ:   IllyCaffé will challenge Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) as it targets travelers in hotels.

WSJ:   Sony-Ericsson may launch a phone that doubles as a portable game console.

WSJ:   Kenexa Research Institute found that workers in China and India gave bosses high marks.

WSJ:   Derivative regulation may increase the cost of swaps.

NYT:   Hackers have begun to change functions on the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Kinect.

NYT:   Retailers are offering online deals early in the season.

NYT:   China has become on of the world’s largest purchasers of oil

FT:   Warren Buffett says the wealthy should carry more of the tax burden.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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