DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.31.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation:
SEC files civil fraud case against nine former Adelphi executives [Fraud]
Canadian court freezes assets of former Sun-Times publisher [Legal]
Pickens’s son pleads guilty to stock scam [Legal]
Former Treasury Secretary John Snow, now at Cerebus, criticizes push for hedge fund regulation [Regulation]
Investment boutiques snared in KPMG tax shelter case [Taxes]
Monster.com founder resigns [Stock options]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Thelen Reid & Priest + Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner
Merck + Sirna
GE Thelen Reid & Priest + Trustreet Properties
CB Richard Ellis Group + Trammell Crow
Suez + Gaz de France
Sidestep + TravelPost.com
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Buyers circle troubled newspapers [For sale?]
Bruckman Rosser Sherrill buys Logan’s Roadhouse [Sold]
People & Moves:
EMI’s chairman may have decided to leave because Warner Music merger talks unraveled [Resigned]
What Barry Diller’s Michael Jackson has been up to at IAC/Interactive [Profile]
Miscellaneous:
Bershire Hathaway buying up shares of Target and Johnson & Johnson [Investing]
Google inks deal with “Diet Coke & Mentos” video makers [Video]
Trader Monthly’s “Women in Trading” issue [Trading]
Morgan Stanley’s hedge fund moves [Hedge funds]
UBS reports drop in 3Q profits [Earnings]
RBC and Mingsheng Bank form joint venture fund management firm [China]
Hedge fund Archeus collapses [China]

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