DealBook, The Abridged Version (9.18.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Aeneas Capital Management under investigation by regulators in the U.S. and Malaysia [legal]
Refco creditors will receive about $2.1 billion out of $3.6 billion owed [legal]
Judge allows AIG lawsuit against Hank Greenburg to go forward [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Ford + GM: ?
Liberty Media’s swap for DirecTV.
Telecom Italia buying Time Warner’s AOL Germany division
Talk of airline mergers spreads
EMC buying partner
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Ventana Medical Systems declines to raise big for Vision Systems [Auction]
Motorola looks like it will win Systems Tech auction [Auction]
Sunlife looks for a partner [For sale]
Miscellaneous:
Warner Music signs deal with YouTube [Video]
Drier acquires boutique bankruptcy firm [Lawfirm]
CA directors under fire before shareholder meeting [directors]
Putin reacts to slaying of central banker [Russia]
HP spying scandal goes even deeper than you think [HP]
Boston not so impressed by Philippe Stark [Building]

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