Reuters: ECB executives sought to calm capital markets and assure them that the Ireland bailout should stabilize the euro.
Reuters: Online bargain hunting has spread beyond CyberMonday.
Reuters: Members of the President’s deficit reduction panel have made changes to their plan to draw wider support.
Reuters: A GfK survey shows consumers are not loyal to their handset brands.
Reuters: Acer plans to become the top PC seller next year.
Reuters: Global companies have $4.3 trillion on balance sheets which will be used for M&A and dividend payments.
Reuters: BP plc (NYSE: BP) will sell its Pan American stake for $7 billion.
WSJ: Europe has set a deal which may force some private investors to share burdens of bailouts after 2013.
WSJ: Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) plans to buy control of South America’s Massmart.
WSJ: Emerging markets face rapid inflation.
WSJ: Salon.com may be sold.
WSJ: The medical community has begun to set up more efficient healthcare facilities to meet federal goals on costs.
WSJ: Federal officials shut down a number of piracy sites.
WSJ: China online powerhouse Tencent will open its platform to third-party developers.
WSJ: Dubai may sell assets including Emirate Air.
WSJ: Autodesk has started to launch consumer products.
WSJ: The Collegiate Employment Research Institute says companies are still wary of hiring recent college graduates.
WSJ: Website marketing has moved much online shopping beyond CyberMonday.
WSJ: The dollar is once again a primary safe haven.
WSJ: China overseas investments have begun to target consumer companies.
WSJ: Verizon (NYSE: VZ) would like to see smartphone functions move from handsets to networks.
NYT: Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) slower pace of growth has made it harder to keep creative talent.
NYT: Ebay’s (NASDAQ: EBAY) PayPal has moved aggressively into mobile e-commerce.
FT: Ireland will pay 6% on its new debt.
FT: Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) has set plans to move into new countries.
FT: The SEC will seek ways to cut insider trading rings that have expanded to Asia and Europe.
Bloomberg: Greece will have 4.5 more years to pay its bailout debt.
Bloomberg: Ireland’s low corporate tax policy will remain unchanged.
Douglas A. McIntyre