Media Digest 1/18/2010 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg
Reuters: JAL is going bankrupt.
Reuters: AIG (NYSE:AIG) is looking a a number of ways to repay worker bonuses.
Reuters: The IMF raised concerns about the recovery in Europe.
WSJ: NBCU (NYSE:GE) will pay Conan O’Brien close to $40 million to end his contract with the network
WSJ: HarperCollines is discussing a book content deal with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) for its tablet
WSJ: If the FHA pulls back on mortgage credit limits, the housing market could falter.
WSJ: Tyco will purchase Brinks’ home security operation in a $2 billion deal.
WSJ: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) challenged comments by European officials that people should use other browsers because hackers can exploit Internet Explorer.
WSJ: A slowdown in rail demand could foreshadow slowing manufacturing and agricultural sectors this year.
WSJ: Companies raised $11.7 billion in the junk bond market last week as investors chased yield
NYT: The Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is taking on cable companies by streaming moves and TV.
NYT: Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) faces antitrust problems with German newspaper companies.
NYT: Nearly 100 hotels will open this year as chains have trouble filing current ones.
FT: US banks are divided on whether to sue the federal government over a proposed tax on liabilities.
FT: Old GM shares, which are supposed to be worthless, are rising.
Douglas A. McIntyre