Banking & Finance

Media Digest (3/27/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Increasing numbers of mutual funds have performances tied to huge investments in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). (Reuters)

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, is in China to address production labor problems. (Reuters)

The European Union begins an investigation of the United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) bid for Goodrich (NYSE: GR). (Reuters)

Fed Chairman Bernanke says “easy money” remains necessary because of the slow jobs recovery. (WSJ)

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) and Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) of Calgary plan to create a pipeline that will compete with the Keystone XL. (WSJ)

German consumer confidence slips in a recent poll by GfK. (WSJ)

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) will sell its new high-end Lumia 900 smartphone for $99.99 in the U.S. (WSJ)

Chancellor Merkel says she supports a temporary increase in European bailout funds. (WSJ)

The Federal Trade Commission will ask Congress to examine new digital privacy rules. (WSJ)

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) cannot delay the distribution of generic versions of its antipsychotic drug Seroquel. (WSJ)

Banks that did poorly in recent stress tests performed by the Fed want data used to make the decisions. (WSJ)

Some states may run pension plans for companies. (NYT)

BWM recalls 1.3 million cars due to battery flaws. (NYT)

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) plans to enter the electronic bond trading industry. (FT)

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) inches closer to the release of a self-driving car. (Bloomberg)

Douglas A. McIntyre

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