Media Digest 12/28/2009 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg

Reuters:   New airport security measures could hurt airline revenue.

Reuters:   US holiday retailers were up 3.6% according to one report.

Reuters:   A bankruptcy filing by JAL is possible to handle its financial crisis.

Reuters:   Burlington Northern (NYSE:BNI) forecasts point to a weak 2010.

WSJ:   Adjusted for inflation, gains in the DJIA since 1999 are small.

WSJ:   The improved market is allowing new hedge fund start-ups.

WSJ:   The premier of China said inflation is becoming a concern.

WSJ:   Treasury auctions are raising concern about rising rates.

WSJ:   Memory chip makers expect improve sales.

WSJ:   IPOs should increase and be from more diverse industries in 2010.

WSJ:   Movie studios are making a big push for digital sales.

WSJ:   Box office sales hit a record during the Christmas weekend.

NYT:   The holiday season was better for retailers because of controls on inventories and expenses.

NYT:   Several content sites will begin charging subscriptions fees because ad revenue has not been high enough.

NYT:   Ad revenue fell at TMZ in 2009 but Time Warner will still invest in a TMZ Sports spin-off.

NYT:   South Korean companies got a $20 billion project to build nuclear power reactors in the UAE.

FT:   Concerns are rising over sovereign debt risk.

FT:   Black economies are seen as helping the financial status of many nations.

FT:   Corporate optimism is improving markedly.

FT:   Tea, cocoa, and sugar prices are at all-time highs.

Bloomberg:   Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) says the yield on ten-year Treasury notes will rise to 5.5% next year.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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