Reuters: The push for a stronger yuan has been modest at the G20 meetings.
Reuters: A Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) Director Rajat Gupta told hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam about a $5 billion investment in Goldman by Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B)
Reuters: Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) has gotten an extension on loans it made on hotels in Japan.
Reuters: Worries about a Greek default hurt European stocks.
Reuters: Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) is expected to launch new handsets.
Reuters: Government watchdogs are keeping an eye on Facebook privacy policies.
WSJ: Goldman’s approach to customers is drawing scrutiny in Germany.
WSJ: A Senator attacked GM for saying it was repaying the government out of earnings and not a government escrow account.
WSJ: Increases in raw goods due to demand in Asia are hurting corporate profits and increasing consumer prices.
WSJ: Sales of Windows 7 pushed up earnings at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).
WSJ: Amazon (NASAQ: AMZN) sales moved up sharply.
WSJ: Geely, which bought Volvo, will market a large number of new models.
WSJ: Improving consumer balance sheets helped the earnings of American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Capital One (NYS: COP)
WSJ: US Airways (NYSA: LCC) walked away from talks with UAL (NASDAQ: UAUA).
WSJ: Home sales rose last month.
WSJ: SEC staffers have been searching the internet for porn.
WSJ: The final fight over a financial reform bill will happen soon.
WSJ: Traders are gambling on a Greek default.
WSJ: China is opening an investigation of possible dumping by fiber and chemicals by US and UK firms in a trade dispute.
WSJ: CenturyTel agreed to buy Qwest (NYSE: Q) for $10.4 billion.
WSJ: Verizon (NYSE:VZ) had trouble adding new wireless users.
WSJ: Redbox and the film industry set new rules for release dates.
NYT: Some bankers were worried about the Abacus deal.
NYT: E-mails show credit rating employees were concerned about how ratings were handled.
FT: Goldman Sach’s role in the Lloyds refinancing is being questioned.
FT: California is examining the role of CDS in the credit crisis.
Bloomberg: Greece may try to get a bridge loan to cover obligations during the next several months.
Bloomberg: UAL (NASDAQ: UAUA) and Continental (NYSE: CAL) are considering an all-stock merger.
Douglas A. McIntyre