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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.28.06)

    [Editors Note: There are problems this morning with loading the blogs at the New York Times this morning. We’ll have our down and dirty summary of what’s on their business blog later this morning. Watch this space. Still acting buggy, so we’re putting this feature aside for the day.]

    / Nov 28, 2006 at 8:55 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.27.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Affiliated Computer Services’ chief executive and chief financial officer resign after options inquiry [Backdating] SEC questions Ford in re: ties to Syria and Sudan [Legal] Monster files general counsel for role in options timing [Backdating] German authorities seek to questions Siemen’s chief executives [Fraud] Google reaches settlement with Belgians [Settlement] Microsoft submits requested documents […]

    / Nov 27, 2006 at 9:02 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.21.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Redstone versus Redstone [Legal] Cyberonics CEO resigns amidst options timing inquiry [Legal] Bank of America wins appeal, overturning $1.5 billion judgment in case claiming bank raided accounts of elderly customers [Legal] Former Bank One chief settles insider trading case [Legal] KB Homes chief has $175 million “golden parachute” despite resigning in scandal [Legal] Alcatel […]

    / Nov 21, 2006 at 9:07 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.20.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Former CFO of DVI charged with fraud [Legal] Two former Enron executives who cooperated with prosecutors receive reduced sentences [Legal] Wachovia chief executive G. Kennedy Thompson joins the Hewlett-Packard board of directors [Legal] AIG subpoenaed in local government bid rigging investigation[Legal] CA sues Kumar for legal fees [Legal] Universal Music sues MySpace for copyright […]

    / Nov 20, 2006 at 9:03 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.17.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Extradition hearing for Kobi Alexander set for April [Legal] Frederick J. O’Meally wins a victory in market timing case [Legal] German authorities raid Siemens Offices [Legal] Cox hints at coming financial controls rules changes [Legal] Even as scandal unfolded, board members resigned, profits at HP kept going [Legal] Jeff Skilling drops objections to settlement […]

    / Nov 17, 2006 at 9:01 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.15.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Judge delays KPMG trial over concerns that defendants will not be able to pay their lawyers [Legal] Small Business Association announces new rules that should give the smalls more federal contracts [Legal] San Diego settles pension fraud case with SEC [Settlement] Another CA executive sentenced [Legal] Russian regulator may sue Shell over environmental damage […]

    / Nov 15, 2006 at 8:55 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.14.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Grasso appeals ruling requiring he return $112.2M [Legal] Lucent and Alcatel executives to testify before Congress [Congress] Tech coalition asks SEC to review NYSE market information fees [SEC] Washington Mutual settles suit with Commercial Capital Bancorp [Legal] Nancy Pelosi may push Sarb-Ox reform [SOX] SEC’s chief enforcer puts hedge funds on notice [SEC] M&A: […]

    / Nov 14, 2006 at 9:02 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.13.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Kinder Morgan takeover faces backdating inquiry [Legal] Backdating claims another executive: KB Home chief steps down [Backdating] Chiefs who stay on the payroll after backdating ousters [Backdating] Short sellers better on regulation of multi-level marketing [Backdating] European banks may be hiding underfunded pension obligations [Pensions] Swiss banks cut ties with Cuba [Cuba] M&A: [? […]

    / Nov 13, 2006 at 9:01 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.10.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Visa and MasterCard accused of price fixing by New Zealand antitrust authorities [Legal] Canadian court throws out stock-tipping conviction of Andrew Rankin [< a href="http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/11/10/rankin-ruling-thrown-out/">Legal] Google acknowledges it faces YouTube copyright lawsuits [< a href="http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/11/10/more-lawsuits-in-sight-for-google-company-says/">Legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Wire Rope of America + Fox […]

    / Nov 10, 2006 at 9:01 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.09.06)

    M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Cemex + Rinker Group: rising profits may help Rinker fight off hostile bid. Renault + Mahindra & Mahindra: joint venture for cars in India NovaGold Resources + Barrick Gold: fifth takeover bid. NASDAQ +London Stock Exchange Danske Bank + Sampo Bank Iberdrola […]

    / Nov 9, 2006 at 9:07 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.08.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Hedge fund pretexting charges [Legal] Meet Barney Frank [Lawmakers] Google denies it has a secret fund set aside for YouTube lawsuits [Legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Saskatchewan Wheat Pool + Agricore United: ? LSE Offering] London Stock Exchange gives foreign firms a two-year period to […]

    / Nov 8, 2006 at 8:58 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.07.07)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Hong Kong considers broadening competition regulation outside of telecom and broadcasting [Legal] Appeals court refuses to re-convict Ken Lay’s ghost [Legal] Closing arguments in Ahold fraud case [Legal] AT&T names pretexters [Pretexting] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Liberty Media + Newscorp: Swapping DirecTV Group E.On For […]

    / Nov 7, 2006 at 9:21 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.6.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Morgan Stanley and Visa settle antitrust suit [Legal] Barclays settles lawsuit with Enron [Legal] Canada’s Investment Dealers Association accuses RBC Dominion Securities of capital reserve breach [Legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Aer Lingus + Ryan Air: Aer Lingus board says it will fight takeover AmSouth […]

    / Nov 6, 2006 at 9:02 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.03.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Deutsche Bank chief defends bonuses in court [Legal] Two senior UBS bond traders negotiating departures amid investigation of Treasury manipulation [Legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Icos + Eli Lilly: hedge fund announces plans to vote against acquistion Oracle + Stellent Mediaset + ProSiebenSat.1 For Sale/ […]

    / Nov 3, 2006 at 9:06 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.02.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Regulators settle investigation into undisclosed incentive payments at Unum Provident [Settlement] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] EMC + Avamar Technologies St. Mary Land & Exploration + agrees to purchase oil and gas properties in west Texas For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings: Tribune to open […]

    / Nov 2, 2006 at 9:05 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.01.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Former McAfee treasurer settles with SEC [Fraud] Online gambling industry thrown into turmoil by US law [Legal] DOJ approves Entercom’s purchase of CBS radio stations [Legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Watson Pharmaceuticals + Andrx: gets antitrust approval Pitney Hardin+ Day, Berry & Howard, CVS + […]

    / Nov 1, 2006 at 9:03 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.31.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: SEC files civil fraud case against nine former Adelphi executives [Fraud] Canadian court freezes assets of former Sun-Times publisher [Legal] Pickens’s son pleads guilty to stock scam [Legal] Former Treasury Secretary John Snow, now at Cerebus, criticizes push for hedge fund regulation [Regulation] Investment boutiques snared in KPMG tax shelter case [Taxes] Monster.com founder […]

    / Oct 31, 2006 at 9:02 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.30.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Options timing as tax cheating [Taxes] For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings: Tribune attracts buyers [For sale] Miscellaneous: YouTube taking down lots of videos [Video] Bond trading [Bonds]

    / Oct 30, 2006 at 9:02 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.26.06)

    M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Dewey Ballantine + Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: ? For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings: Clear Channel [For Sale?] Altria closer to sale of Kraft [

    / Oct 26, 2006 at 9:01 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.25.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Euopean judge calls for creation of merger court [legal] French Senate approves merger plans for Gaz de France [legal] The Chicago Board of Trade choses Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw over Jenner & Block for exchange merger [legal] British law almost nixed Berkshire Hathaway-Lloyds deal [legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with […]

    / Oct 25, 2006 at 9:03 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.24.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Are private equity firms colluding? [legal] Complaint filed against head of Deutsch Bank [legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] AT&T + Bellsouth: Held up by FCC tiebreaker recusal Royal Dutch Shell + Shell Canada Aer Lingus + Ryan Air Developers Diversified Realty + Inland Retail Real […]

    / Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.23.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Are private equity firms colluding? [legal] Complaint filed against head of Deutsch Bank [legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Ontario Teachers Pension Fund+ Goldcorp: Going to shareholder vote Germany pondering buying a stake in Airbus parent EADS Chicago Mercantile Exchange + Chicago Board of Trade Tata […]

    / Oct 23, 2006 at 9:02 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.20.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Grasso ordered to return part of pay package [legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Tata Steel of India + and the Corus Group Nippon Steel + Posco Newscorp+ Fairfax National Grid + KeySpan Companhia Vale do Rio Doce + Inco EuroZinc Mining + Lundin Mining gets […]

    / Oct 20, 2006 at 9:04 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.19.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Settlement with SEC over hip-hop broker costs Morgan Stanley $1M [Settlement] Charlie Gasparino versus Sanford Weill [legal] Buffett’s General Reinsurance not a target in inquiry into collapse of Reciprocal of America [investigation] Judge throws out Ken Lay’s conviction [legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Cramer’s acquisition […]

    / Oct 19, 2006 at 9:01 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.18.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Settlement with SEC over hip-hop broker costs Morgan Stanley $1M [Settlement] Charlie Gasparino versus Sanford Weill [legal] Buffett’s General Reinsurance not a target in inquiry into collapse of Reciprocal of America [investigation] Judge throws out Ken Lay’s conviction [legal] M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.] Fallout from […]

    / Oct 18, 2006 at 9:06 AM
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    DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.17.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation: Yahoo signs pact with CBS for local news video [video] Unlicensed plastic surgeon Dean Faiello pleaded guilty in the death of Barclays Capital analyst Maria Cruz [legal] Options timing problems with new UnitedHealth Group chief [backdating] Russian environmental regulator threatens to revoke oil field licenses held by Lukoil [regulation] KLA-Tencor says its internal investigation […]

    / Oct 17, 2006 at 9:01 AM
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    Dealbook, Abridged (10.16.06)

    Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries: United Health chief ousted over options timing [backdating] Executive pay adviser [legal] M&A: Volkswagon back MAN +Swedish trucker company Euronext and NYSE talking to other bidders For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings: Time Inc auction opens [Auctions] Open solutions sold [

    / Oct 16, 2006 at 8:54 AM
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    Dealbook, Abridged. But Temporarily Unavailable.

    All the blogs at the New York Times are “temporarily unavailable” this morning, so we won’t be posting a shorter DealBook today. It’s no fun if we can’t get it up over breakfast.

    / Oct 11, 2006 at 8:54 AM

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