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DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.03.06)

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Sonsini may have received backdated options [backdating]
NYSE holds off on rule against brokers voting shares [legal]
Former FBI agent sentenced to six-years in insider trading trial [legal]
Chief executive of SEC probe target mall-developer Mills retires [investigation]
Ex-AIG chief wins right to see memos turned over to Spitzer [legal]
Marvell Technology Group says it may have discovered options backdating [legal]
E-Trade Financial and MarketXT Holdings trading fraud charges [legal]
FCC renewing deliberations on media ownership concentration [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Western banks battle it out for Bank of Overseas Chinese
Wachovia + Golden West
Arcelor Mittal + Laiwu Steel:? (lack of government support)
FCC okays Alltel + Midwest Wireless Holdings
Imagination Technologies Group sells 3% stake to Intel
Canadian trucking company Vitran + Pjax Freight System
Atlas Copco + Ripplewood Holdings
BlackRock + Merrill Lynch’s money management arm
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Harrah’s deal may open up market for other casinos [LBO]
AWG auction underway [Auction]
Marin Terminals hires Goldman to explore sale [For sale]
Metromedia gets a $480 million bid [For sale]
Western Union shares up on first day of trading [Trading]
NASDAQ increasing listing fees [NYSE]
Nomura Real Estate Holdings shares up on first day of trading [Trading]
Chinese solar power company plans NASDAQ offering [Offering]
NASA joins venture capital firm called Red Planet [Venture Capital]
Did Kerkorian wait too long to push for GM-Renault deal? [Autos]
Image Entertainment continues to urge its shareholders to re-elect its board of directors and reject the slate of nominees put forward by Lions Gate Entertainment [Media]
H-P sought advice from Rand intelligence specialist to plug leaks [H-P]
Google offers New York hub [Google]
The Thailand M&A deal that led to a coup [Market forces]
Will public newspaper companies have to go private? [Media]
Mutual fund culture of Boston lives on [Mutual funds]
Google buys its old garage [Google]
What’s next for post-IPO, cash rich Shutterfly? [Post-IPO]
Softbank using secured debt to reduce cost of borrowing to fund Vodafund deal [Asset backed]
Investment bankers flock to Columbia Business School guru to learn how to be “vibrantly alive” [Banking culture]
Signal Hill capital loading up for deals in small and mid-cap sector [Investment banking]
High finance in Hollywood [Investment banking]