Media Digest 1/14/2010 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT. Bloomberg

Reuters: China defended itself against Google’s (GOOG) censorship changes.

Reuters:   Regulators will face the panel looking at the credit crisis causes.

Reuters:   The capex outlook in Japan is weak.

Reuters:   US foreclosures shattered a record in 2009.

Reuters:   Lawmakers want Geithner’s records about AIG (AIG).

WSJ:   A panel looking into the credit crisis attacked Wall St. CEOs.

WSJ:   Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman (GS) are in a race to release 2009 earnings.

WSJ:   HP (HPQ) and Microsoft (MSFT) set up a cloud computing program.

WSJ:   The Fed Beige Book showed modest improvement.

WSJ:   Yahoo! (YHOO) and the AP are close to a content deal.

WSJ:   PC shipments rose 15% in the fourth quarter.

WSJ:   Zale’s fired three top executives.

WSJ:   ETF assets topped $1 trillion.

WSJ:   The current cold weather will not help refiners much.

WSJ:   Google’s problems in China raises the question of espionage by the country.

NYT:   Avon’s (AVP) small operation to use e-commerce to stimulate agent sales is a success.

FT:   China ignored Google’s threats and pushed its internet controls.

FT:   Investment banks will bear the burden of a new bank tax.

FT:   Hershey (HSY) is preparing a Cadbury bid (CBY).

FT:   Gold hit a peak again.

Bloomberg:  Greece is having difficulty convincing investors that it can cut its deficit.

Douglas A. McIntyre