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DealBook, The Abridged Version (9.21.06)

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Former HSBC chairman advising Bill Ford, Jr. [legal]
SEC investigating options at Electronic Arts [backdating]
ImClone set for leadership battle [legal]
Rebellion at the LA Times [legal]
Investigators sought meeting with H-P chiefs [legal]
H-P’s Patricia Dunn receives leadership award [surreal]
California sues automakers for warm weather [legal]
Judge proposes 27-month term in front-running case [legal]
Google defies Belgian court [legal]
Skilling gets drunk, gets arrested [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Lots of speculation about deals for Facebook and YouTube
Citigroup may take control of Amaranth
Merck + Serono
Yahoo + Facebook:?
Hospira + Mayne Pharma
Lehman Brothers buys a minority stake in BATS Trading.
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
YouTube has $1.5B pricetag [For sale?]
Hilton sells five hotels [Sold]
Money Raising:
SoonR nabs $6M [$]
People & Moves:
Former Citigroup chief named AIG boss [CEO]
Bear Stearns names Bruce Lisman and Steven Meyer as co-heads of global equities [Upgrade]
Grumbling shareholders at sovereign get word from chief [MBAs]