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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (09.07.06)

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Corporations could face lawsuits over crackberries [legal]
IRS official tells lawmakers to lay off executive pay and options reform [legal]
Feds fight Ken Lay beyond the grave[legal]
Next up on options timing scandal: Home Depot [legal]
HP board battle [legal]
Citigroup banker cleared in China Life case [legal]
NatWest three trial dates set [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Blank Rome + Healy & Baillie
Stride Rite + Robeez Footwear
Royal Bank of Canada+ American Guaranty & Trust,
Alcatel + Lucent: ?
Wesfarmer, Australia’s biggest home improvement retailer+ insurance broker and underwriter OAMPS
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Embarcadero Technologies acquired for about $234 million by Thoma Cressey Equity Partners [LBO]
London City airport [For sale]
New York Board of Trade [For sale]
Judge okays Tower Records auction [For sale]
KKR groups may sweeten the Coles bid [For sale]
People & Moves:
What’s next for Freston? [CEO]
Which CEO will meet the chopping block next? [CEO]
How a rlane guy becomes a car guy [CEO]
The New New Establishment in Vanity Fair [Hierarchy]
Is the party over for the banks? [Banking]