Reuters: China’s economy may be hurt as its stimulus ends.
Reuters: Warren Buffett says the financial panic is over.
Reuters: Former bankers are considering buying failed banks.
Reuters: The SEC is expected to go ahead with the Bear Stearns case.
Reuters: British Airways and Iberia will merge in a $7 billion deal.
Reuters: Disney (NYSE:DIS) revenue and profit beat Wall St. estimates.
Reuters: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) will pay AMD (NYSE:AMD) $1.25 billion to settle antitrust suits.
Reuters: Blockbuster’s (NYSE:BBI) loss grew as sales dropped.
Reuters: A broad appeal is fueling buying in China’s Nasdaq-like market.
Reuters: Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is looking for deals beyond 3Com (NYSE:COM).
Reuters: US airlines are asking the Administration not to re-regulate the industry.
WSJ: Boeing (NYSE:BA) found another production problem with its Dreamliner 787.
WSJ: FHA financial reserves fell below the Congressional mandated limit.
WSJ: A panel of economists expect a rate increase near the mid-term elections.
WSJ: Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) says it expects a tough holiday season.
WSJ: Mercedes plans a number of small cars.
WSJ: Ex-bankers are forming blind pools to bid for failed banks putting them in competition with other banks and private equity.
WSJ: The Fed put curbs on overdraft fees.
WSJ: The FDIC is moving to put the final touches on a plan to raise $45 billion from member banks.
WSJ: Builders are creating smaller “dream homes”.
WSJ: Nearly 22 million American have contracted the swine flu.
WSJ: China’s sovereign funds is looking for someone with US experience to run its hedge fund.
WSJ: The Treasury will sell $88 billion in short-term securities next week.
WSJ: The Fed may be faced with the problem of cutting its stimulus program causing the US economy to falter.
WSJ: McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) will invest in more restaurants as it prepares for the recovery.
NYT: FHA reserves have fallen sharply.
NYT: GM is trying to get rid of the bureaucracy that helped bring it down.
NYT: Nintendo is predicting a strong holiday season.
FT: Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is working on getting more deeply into internet communications such as voice calls and instant messaging and video.
Bloomberg: The German economy rose .7% in the third quarter.
Douglas A. McIntyre