DealBook, The Abridged Version (9.12.06)

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Best DealBook headline:Murdoch Hops on Maker of Crazy Frog Ringtone [good pun]
Worst DealBook headline:Tech To Try Out IPO Market Next Week [say what?]
Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Congress starts asking questions about H-P investigation [legal]
Court-appointed overseer tells Bristol-Myers Squibb to fire chief [legal]
GlaxoSmithKline Holdings settles suit with IRS [legal]
Cyberonics investor group pressing for election of three board members [election]
Grasso seeks to replace judge [legal]
DOJ probe into Freddie Mac dies [legal]
SEC tells Aguirre to go jump in a lake [legal]
European Commission widening Microsoft antitrust probe [legal]
Tyco tax chief surrenders to authorities [legal]
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International questioned on trading and options [backdating]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
State owned Russian bank buys 5% of Airbus parent
Barr Pharmaceuticals’ surprisingly low bid for Pliva
Share of Stanley Leisure higher amidst expectation of a counter bid to takeover attempt by Genting
Intel sells has sold optical network components biz to Cortina Systems
Canada’s Crescent Point Energy Trust pays out big for Mission Oil & Gas
Banc of America Securities sells a small part of its prime brokerage to Baypoint Trading
Garda World Security picks up two Midwest cash-handling companies in the Midwest
Vestar Capital + MediMedia USA
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Going Public/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Telecom Italia spinning off biz unit it just bought [For sale]
Debt piling up in auction of Freescale Semiconductor [Auction]
Boutique investment banks holding off on going public [IPO]
Spin-off of Western Union looks good [Sping off]
Tree-hugging Climate Change Capital raises nearly $1 billion to start trading in carbon dioxide emissions [Tree huggers]
Hogg Robinson hits the public markets next month [IPO]
Earnings:
Goldman Q3 profits slip 1% [Earnings]
Money Raising:
Linux Networx rakes in another $37 million [$$]
Miscellaneous:
Hedge fund in trouble over political contributions [ Politics]
Big year for early stage VC funding [ Venture capital]

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