Media Digest (12/20/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NY Times, FT, Bloomberg

The Bank of Japan begins new stimulus, pressed by an administration just voted into office. (Reuters)

IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) may buy NYSE Euronext Inc. (NYSE: NYX). (Reuters)

Kodak sells $525 million in patents and may exit Chapter 11. (Reuters)

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and Federated Investors Inc. (NYSE: FII) may receive large investments when an increase in the federal guarantee of bank deposits ends. (WSJ)

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae may have lost $3 billion because of Libor manipulation. (WSJ)

Game company THQ files for Chapter 11. (WSJ)

The U.S. Patent Office rejects the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) “punch to zoom” technology that is part of its IP battle against Samsung. (WSJ)

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) is hit by problems at its KFC business in China because of issues with supplies from local vendors. (WSJ)

A plan to tax some muni bonds may hurt the ability of local governments to raise money. (NYT)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) sells the Motorola set-top business. (FT)

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) Camry and Prius V low scores in crash tests. (Bloomberg)

Zillow reports that U.S. home prices rose 6% in 2012. (Bloomberg)

Douglas A. McIntyre

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