Media Digest (2/29/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to launch a new iPad next week. (Reuters)

Blackstone (NYSE: BX) says CEO Stephen Schwarzman made $213 million last year. (Reuters)

The Justice Department is looking at whether banks manipulated the Libor rate. (Reuters)

Ireland will have a referendum on the terms of its EU aid. (Reuters)

Crude oil may rise as the European Central Bank lends the European Union’s large banks more cheap money. (Reuters)

A probe is examining whether a Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) manager gave inside information to hedge fund clients. (WSJ)

The U.S. may charge Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) because of poor disclosures over the risks of mortgage-backed securities. (WSJ)

Stockton, Calif., is closer to a Chapter 9 bankruptcy. (WSJ)

India’s GDP growth slows to 6.1%. (WSJ)

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) to fire workers at its WebOS group. (WSJ)

The FDA warns that cholesterol-fighting statins may cause a rise in blood sugar. (WSJ)

The ECB says it will no longer take Greek bonds as collateral. (WSJ)

The EU’s oil embargo on Iran begins to affect shipments to Asia. (WSJ)

General Motors (NYSE: GM) to buy 7% of PSA Peugeot Citroën. (WSJ)

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) will try to expand rapidly overseas. (WSJ)

The buyout of TXU for $45 billion is hurt by a drop in natural gas prices, (NYT)

The constitutional court in Germany issues a ruling that could slow its parliament’s final approval of bailout funds. (NYT)

The ECB expects huge demand for its inexpensive three-year loans. (FT)

Peugeot to cut jobs after its equity deal with GM. (Bloomberg)

Douglas A. McIntyre