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DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.18.06)

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Settlement with SEC over hip-hop broker costs Morgan Stanley $1M [Settlement]
Charlie Gasparino versus Sanford Weill [legal]
Buffett’s General Reinsurance not a target in inquiry into collapse of Reciprocal of America [investigation]
Judge throws out Ken Lay’s conviction [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Fallout from CBOT + CME
Berkshire Hathaway + Converium
Irish telecom billionaire buys shares, putting Aer Lingus+ Ryan Air deal into ever more trouble
Dow Jones takes full control of Factiva, buying out partner Reuters
Robert Bosch + Pacifica Group: ?
Relaxed media ownership rules in Australia leading to a flood of deals
ITV + Media Square
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Macquarie Infrastructure plans public offering of 7.5 million shares [Offering]
Lehman considers bigger Asia fund [Asia]
Bankruptcy/ Restructuring/ Exit Financing/ Winding Up/ Dissolution:
Silicon Graphics exits bankruptcy [Exit]
JP Morgan earnings up on investment banking gains [Earnings]
Viacom strikes deal to provide content to China’s Baidu website [Internet]
Sovereign Bancorp announces aggressive cost cutting [Banking]
Private Equity’s enemies domestic and (mostly) foreign [Private Equity]
Wall Street TV[Entertainment]