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