Reuters: The Fed backed “extending language” on rates.
Reuters: About 60% CDS could be cleared centrally according to experts.
Reuters: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) and Symphony will link up on a new collateralized loan obligation package.
Reuters: Macarthur and Peabody Energy are in talks the may lead to a higher bid.
Reuters: Congress voted to add $18 billion in new jobless benefits.
Reuters: Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) profits rose but Wall St. was disappointed.
Reuters: Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) has begun to add staff in Iraq.
Reuters: A judge has begun to consolidate suits against Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM).
WSJ: Graft and bribes may equal 8% of Greece’s GDP.
WSJ: The technology industry has begun hiring.
WSJ: Legal trouble has begun to build for Steven Rattner, the former “car czar.”
WSJ: The US has joined an investigation into Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) bribe issues.
WSJ: Rajat Gupta, who is under investigation for insider trading issues, will leave the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (NYSE:GS) board.
WSJ: Regulators are fighting overs which agency was responsible for problems at Washington Mutual.
WSJ: UAL Corporation (NASDAQ: USUA) and Continental Airlines Inc. (NYSE: CAL) have renewed merger talks.
WSJ: Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC), Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE: TWX), and Comcast, Inc (NASDAQ: CMCSA) will share WiFi locations across the New York City area.
WSJ: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will probe complaints about child labor at some suppliers in China.
WSJ: The fight between Republicans and Democrats on financial regulation is increasing.
WSJ: Advance Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) posted a profit.
WSJ: Toyota says it will test all of its SUVs.
WSJ: Viacom Inc. (NYSE:VIA) says that documents from Google Inc supports its copyright infringement case against YouTube.
WSJ: Investors’ expectations about General Electric (NYSE: GE) earnings may be too high.
WSJ: Factory output rose .9% last month.
WSJ: Mortgage rates fell to 5.07% last week.
WSJ: Carl Icahn raised his bid for Lions Gate.
NYT: Debt worries have shifted from Greece to Spain.
NYT: Twitter has lost its status as a start-up.
NYT: The FDA has written Apotex about troubles in one of its plants.
FT: Greece has begun talks which may cause a bailout by the euro zone nations and IMF.
FT: A Goldman Sachs real estate fund has lost almost all of its $1.8 billion in value.
FT: Demand Media will have an IPO.
Douglas A. McIntyre
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