Media Digest (11/2/2011) Reuters, WSJ

George Papandreou convinces the Greek cabinet of the virtues of a national referendum on budget cuts, but he now faces the leaders of France and Germany. (Reuters)

The FBI may investigate the fall of MF Global (NYSE: MF). (Reuters)

Sony (NYSE: SNE) cuts its annual profit forecast by 90%. (Reuters)

PIMCO’s Bill Gross says U.S. banks must raise more capital. (Reuters)

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) drops a plan for $5 a month debit card charges. (Reuters)

Facebook continues to struggle to attract large branded advertisers, which use member pages to generate interest. (WSJ)

Banks across the world begin sharp cost cuts. (WSJ)

Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) discusses a plan with PE firms that would allow them to take a modest interest but not gain control of the company. (WSJ)

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) begins to compete with Zynga. (WSJ)

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) will market branded Lipitor after the drug goes off patent. (WSJ)

U.S. auto sales rise 7.5% in October, which is below expectations. (WSJ)

Many wealthy Chinese want to leave the country. (WSJ)

Transocean (NYSE: RIG) increases legal action against BP (NYSE: BP) from events arising from Deepwater Horizon. (WSJ)

New data show that the News Corp.’s (NYSE: NWS) Wall Street Journal had the largest circulation in the U.S. in the most recent half year measured, followed by Gannett’s (NYSE: GCI) USA Today and New York Times Company’s (NYSE: NYT) flagship paper. (WSJ)

Many S&P 500 companies issue weak Q4 guidance. (WSJ)

The most distressed commercial real estate begins to draw investors. (WSJ)

A vocal minority in Greece want the nation to return to its own currency. (WSJ)

Douglas A. McIntyre

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