DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.02.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Is YouTube a friend or foe of copyright owners [legal]
Fastow cooperating with Enron plaintiff lawyers in suits against banks [legal]
Age discrimination laws may rive rise to flood of lawsuits from UK bankers [legal]
Congress passes legislation against bank’s making payments to online casinos [legislation]
Ex-American Tissue chief gets 15 years for fraud [fraud]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Morgan Stanley + China’s Nan Tung Bank
Rusal + Sual Group
EMI + Warner Music: ?
Fosters says new deals unlikely this year
Amgen + Avidia
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
China Network Systems, Taiwan’s largest cable TV operator, has sells itself to MBK Partners [LBO]
Battle for Vision Systems goes on and on [For Sale?]
Tokyo Electric Power says it might sell fiber-optic networks to Japanese mobile phone operation KDDI [For sale]
People & Moves:
Did private equity force Keane to fire Richard S. Garnick? [CEO]
MTV’s Judith McGrath staying put [Exec]
Chip Bergh takes top spot at Gillette Razor [Exec]
Three directors leave J. Crew board [Directors]
Pier 1 Imports chief to step down in February [CEO]
A profile of the Warren Buffett of Europe [Investors]
Miscellaneous:
Turning Sears into the next Berkshire-Hathaway [Stategy]
H-P stock still high, computers still selling, despite recent troubles [H-P]
British directors earning 28% more [Directors]
CNBC regaining viewers [Media]
Amaranth closing [Hedge funds]
Will public newspaper companies have to go private? [Media]
Mutual fund culture of Boston lives on [Mutual funds]
Google buys its old garage [Google]

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