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Media Digest (4/10/2013) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Douglas A. McIntyre

The FBI begins review of the relationship between a KPMG partner and Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF). (Reuters)

Problems with lithium ion batteries hurt the growth of companies that make them. (Reuters)

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) press EU regulators over the role of Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android in phone business. (Reuters)

Big Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) shareholder Southeastern Asset Management says the board’s evaluation of the Michael Dell buyout bid was biased. (Reuters)

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) have conversations about greater partnerships involving their services. (WSJ)

Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) tries to line up more partners for its Dell bid. (WSJ)

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) increases its use of data to target ads. (WSJ)

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) tests Facebook’s advertising services again. (WSJ)

Fitch downgrades its rating of local currency-based long-term debt, citing worries about the effects of rapid growth. (WSJ)

Blackstone and Carlyle may make an $11 billion offer for Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: LIFE). (WSJ)

Several investors approach Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) about buying Frontier Airlines. (WSJ)

The Potential Gas Committee increases its estimates of natural gas supplies, which raises the issue of whether the U.S. should export the energy source. (WSJ)

The boards of OfficeMax Inc. (NYSE: OMX) and Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP) set a plan to look for a CEO. (WSJ)

Treasury chief Jacob J. Lew wants EU nations to move from austerity to stimulus and is turned down by his counterparts in the region. (NYT)

Analysts question whether China’s trade data are accurate after a close analysis. (FT)

The number of women on boards at U.K. companies continues to be well short of targets. (Bloomberg)