Media Digest (1/11/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) to launch its first tablet PC late this year. (Reuters)

NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) and Deutsche Boerse will try to save their merger with a case for EC regulators. (Reuters)

Fannie Mae’s CEO to depart. (Reuters)

New York State is examining the use of force-place insurance by Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and other large financial firms. (Reuters)

Motorola (NYSE: MMI) and Lenovo will launch smartphones powered by Intel (NYSE: INTC). (Reuters)

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will have substantial exhibits at the Consumer Electronics Show. (Reuters)

Kodak (NYSE: EK) sues Apple and HTC over patent infringements. (Reuters)

Some of Spain’s banks continue to make home loans despite an oversupply. (WSJ)

The Fed gives the U.S. Treasury $76.9 billion in profits. (WSJ)

Orange juice futures hit a record high. (WSJ)

Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) reaches a settlement with miner families arising from an explosion in a Massey mine in 2010. (WSJ)

Egypt will ask the International Monetary Fund for money. (WSJ)

Fitch says that Italy is the largest risk to the euro. (WSJ)

The Hostess relationship with unions may determine whether it can stay out of bankruptcy. (WSJ)

The New Republic is for sale. (WSJ)

Tiffany’s (NYSE: TIF) sales stumble. (WSJ)

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) launches a new product to tie search more closely to its social network. (WSJ)

The head of WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD) departs. (WSJ)

Office owners hurt by expiring five-year leases. (WSJ)

Bank of NY Mellon (NYSE: BK) is close to settling on overcharging for currency trade cases. (WSJ)

Copper rises on demand from China. (WSJ)

Some Chinese exporters have such a large share of market that they cannot expand. (WSJ)

Investors add to positions in Greek bonds on the assumption of a bailout in March. (NYT)

Dividend increases are a sign of better corporate recoveries. (NYT)

India will again offer foreign retailers more access to its markets after reneging on an earlier arrangement. (NYT)

The head of Citigroup (NYSE: C) says banks should disclose more of the risk assessments of their assets. (FT)

Carlyle Group will list on the Nasdaq. (FT)

The battle between Intel and Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) over smartphone chips intensifies. (FT)

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) sues more Chinese companies over piracy. (FT)

Banks in the eurozone continue to cut lending despite European Central Bank attempts to change the practice. (Bloomberg)

State-funded pensions in Europe are $39 trillion short on money to fund obligations. (Bloomberg)

Germany’s economy contracts in Q4. (Bloomberg)

Microsoft says interruptions of parts supplies from Thailand will slow PC sales. (Bloomberg)

Douglas A. McIntyre