Media

Media Digest 2/10/2010 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg

Douglas A. McIntyre

Reuters:   Honda (NYSE:HMC) expanded its recall by 440,000 as more Toyota (NYSE:TM) models were probed.

Reuters:   ArcelorMittal sees a slow improvement in steel production in Q1.

Reuters:   IMF aid for Greece may be unavoidable.

Reuters:   BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) beat numbers and was cautious about China.

Reuters:   Investors are questioning the size of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) pay packages.

Reuters:   Disney (NYSE:DIS) numbers beat forecasts.

Reuters:   Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) expanded Gmail to compete with Facebook and MySpace.

Reuters:   Paulson and Buffett said the US needs tough medicine to recover.

WSJ:   Germany and other EU nations may offer loan guarantees for Greece.

WSJ:    AMR (NYSE:AMR) is ramping up its service to challenge Delta (NYSE:DAL).

WSJ:   Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) profits jumped.

WSJ:   Steel and mining companies are expected to be helped by rising metal costs.

WSJ:   Large European airlines are trying to tap export credits for loan guarantees.

WSJ:   GM set a new turnaround plan for Opel.

WSJ:   Viacom (NYSE:VIA) and RealNetworks (NASDAQ:RNWK) will spin off the Rhapsody music service.

WSJ:   Increases in dividends are lagging the recovery.

WSJ:   Coke’s (NYSE:KO) growth rests on its overseas business.

NYT:   The Fed will reveal its strategy in increase interest rates.

NYT:   China exports rose 21% in January as imports were up 86%.

NYT:   Opel will invest $15 billion to restructure the company.

FT:   S&P warned Citigroup (NYSE:C) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) on their credit ratings.

FT:   The head of Disney (NYSE:DIS) talked about the potential of the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad.

Bloomberg:   Default swaps are signaling a rebound for GMAC.

Douglas A. McIntyre