Media Digest 11/13/2009 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg

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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