Media Digest 4/26/2010 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg

Reuters:   Germany’s ruling party is keeping pressure on Greece to restructure debt.

Reuters:   The growth forecasts of the G20 do not make economic sense.

Reuters:   Oil moved higher on strong economic numbers.

Reuters:   The Fed is likely to extend the period during which it will keep rates low.

Reuters:   Bootlegged versions of the Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad are available in China.

Reuters:   Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) will buy Dollar Thrifty for $1.2 billion.

WSJ:   Democrats are near a deal to regulate derivatives which may hurt trading by banks.

WSJ:   Goldman Sachs Group (NASDAQ:GS) built part of its mortgage operation by working with Washington Mutual.

WSJ:   Merger talks between UAL (NASDAQ: UAUA) and Continental (NYSE: CAL) are being undermine by a debate about share prices.

WSJ:   Strong increases in consumer spending may cause companies to begin to hire.

WSJ:   The IMF is speeding up its effort to aid Greece.

WSJ:   Many technical analysts think the market will go higher

WSJ:   Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is near a decision on a new chairman.

WSJ:   The push for a global bank tax fell apart.

WSJ:   A new generation of laptops is eating into netbook  sales.

WSJ:  Stifel will buy Thomas Weisel Partners.

WSJ:   CKE Restaurants will accept a deal to buy it from Apollo

WSJ:   TV upfront sales are strong.

WSJ:   Treasury trading may show a concern about long-term inflation.

WSJ:   PIMCO is putting more money into emerging market debt.

NYT:   Economists are still at odds about how strong the recovery will be.

NYT:   Emerging nations will get a larger role in the World Bank.

FT   Goldman Sachs Group released a paper trial which supports its defense against the SEC.

FT:   Greek aid will depend on its budget cut plans.

FT:   Nielsen will have a $21 billion IPO.

FT:   Cash rich tech companies added $65 billion in reserves in a year. The money is not being used for M&A

FT:   The News York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) will used local editions to fight a new edition of the Wall Street Journal.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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