Media Digest (9/16/2010) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

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Reuters:   Japan says it is ready to move into the forex market to support the yen.

Reuters:   George Soros says that China was the big winner coming out of the recession.

Reuters:   The Senate could pass the small business bill this week.

Reuters:   The Department of Justice dropped charges against a former Merrill broker in an Enron case.

Reuters:   Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) “Halo Reach” hit $200 million in sales during the first day.

Reuters:   Microsoft released a new version of its web browser.

Reuters:   Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) said it will not sell its stake in Alibaba.

Reuters:   Potash (NYSE: POT) has begun work on a China-lead buyout to top the bid of BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP)

WSJ:   Regulators will attack “window dressing” a system banks use to improve balance sheets just before earnings.

WSJ:   Western banks have trouble making money in China.

WSJ:   The Chase website is still broken.

WSJ:   The WTO said that Boeing (NYSE: BA) received illegal aid from the US government.

WSJ:   Microsoft is upbeat on the future of its Kinect platform

WSJ:   German is probing the head of Deutsche Telekom for alleged bribery.

WSJ:   China’s Anshan Iron & Steel Group said it will begin to buy companies in the US.

WSJ:   Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) is getting more competition from phones powered by Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android operating system.

WSJ:   Sprint-Nextel (NYSE: S) says it will not buy Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR).

WSJ:   A study by Fannie Mae shows that fewer people own homes.

WSJ:   Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is near a natural gas deal in China.

WSJ:   Skyhook Wireles says Google pushed it out of deals.

WSJ:   According to Interbrand, the top 100 brands in the US gained 5% in value over last year.

WSJ:   Large China institutions will start a hedge fund.

NYT:   The payout from the BP escrow fund has been slow.

NYT:   Geithner will testify that China has kept the value of the yuan at levels to improve trade.

NYT:   China has begun to move from low-cost factories as it builds a middle class.

FT:   Greece ruled out the chance that it would default on its debt.

FT:   The US will consider ways to push the yuan higher.

FT:   The EU will begin more harsh regulations of derivatives.

FT:   Petrobras faces hard conditions to bring up oil in some of the regions where it has fields.

Bloomberg:   Fiat and Ford (NYSE: F) both had drops in sales as Europe vehicle sales fell for a fifth month.

Bloomberg:   Shares in Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) hit their highest level since 2008.

Bloomberg:   Nokia (NYSE: NOK) investors were not impressed with the firm’s new smartphones.

Douglas A. McIntyre