Media Digest 2/4/2010 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg
Reuters: Toyota (NYSE:TM) said it would have charges of $2 billion for recalls, but posted a profit last quarter and improved its forecasts.
Reuters: Shell’s (RDS.A) profits fell sharply.
Reuters: Sony (NYSE:SNE) posted its first profit in five quarters.
Reuters: Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and the NSA may team on cyberattack measures.
Reuters: Healthcare spending will be a larger part of the economy.
Reuters: Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) easily beat estimates.
WSJ: Government programs will account for half of all healthcare spending next year.
WSJ: Tech spending is bouncing back
WSJ: Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) plans to cut R&D.
WSJ: Monster (NYSE:MWW) bought HotJobs from Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO).
WSJ: Zale is trying to get cash from suppliers.
WSJ: AOL (NYSE:AOL) said the ad slump is not over.
WSJ: Rising productivity could hurt jobs growth.
WSJ: MetLife (NYSE:MET) financials may be hurt by a purchase of an AIG (NYSE:AIG) unit.
WSJ: Toyota (NYSE:TM) admitted its Prius brakes have a design problem.
NYT: Rivals are waiting to see what Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) will pay Blankfein.
NYT: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) may buy a touchscreen start-up.
NYT: A currency dispute is likely to cause more US-China friction.
NYT: The government may offer a plan to help small banks increase lending.
FT: Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) warned the US about its debt concerns.
FT: China has cut back on the ability of companies to raise capital.
Bloomberg: The US economy may lose 824,000 jobs on revisions of employment numbers.
Douglas A. McIntyre