Reuters: Obama’s poll ratings on the economy dropped.
Reuters: Bernanke’s confirmation should pass its first hurdle.
Reuters: AIG (NYSE:AIG) will file an IPO for its Asian life insurance firm.
Reuters: The US said Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) schemed to avoid sanctions.
WSJ: More Americans are walking away from mortgages because they feel it is in their best financial interest.
WSJ: Ford (NYSE:F) is looking at iPhone-like Apps for its onboard software.
WSJ: The FTC sued Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).
WSJ: The former wife of SAC chief Cohen accused him of insider trading.
WSJ: Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) stands to gain from a rebound in business spending.
WSJ: Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) is moving into India.
WSJ: Hovnanian (NYSE:HOV) narrowed losses.
WSJ: AMR (NYSE:AMR) may raise its offer to invest in JAL.
WSJ: RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) may post good earnings but will show little progress against Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAP) iPhone.
WSJ: A Harvard professor thinks healthcare must be changed by altering the way that medical teams practice.
WSJ: More schools are offering management education to doctors.
WSJ: UK politicians are upset about RBC’s (NYSE:RBC) role in helping Kraft (NYSE:KFT) make a run at Cadbury (NYSE:CBY).
WSJ: Global regulators will soften capital requirements for banks.
NYT: The government may have trouble getting out of funding mortgage-backers AIG (NYSE:AIG), Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM), Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE), and GMAC.
NYT: Europe dropped its antitrust case against Microsoft (NYSE:MSFT).
NYT: The US reported an upturn in home building.
NYT: CNN fell behind MSNBC is annual prime time ratings.
FT: The Fed will pull back from some of its liquidity supports.
FT: The sale of AIG’s Asia unit could raise $20 billion.
FT: Some insurers will launch “reputation risk” products to address issues like Tiger Woods endorsements.
Bloomberg: A union accused Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) of driving trucker YRC into bankruptcy.
Douglas A. McIntyre