DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.07.07)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation:
Hong Kong considers broadening competition regulation outside of telecom and broadcasting [Legal]
Appeals court refuses to re-convict Ken Lay’s ghost [Legal]
Closing arguments in Ahold fraud case [Legal]
AT&T names pretexters [Pretexting]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Liberty Media + Newscorp: Swapping DirecTV Group
E.On + Endesa
MidAmerican Energy Holdings + American Electric Power: Joint Venture
U.S. Bancorp + Montana’s United Financial
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Putnam Investments looking for management friendly bidders [Asset sales]
Glass-Lewis urges shareholders to reject Sears Canada going private bid [For sale?]
Aozora Bank prices at low end of range [Offering]
Miscellaneous:
Overstock.com’s woes [Earnings]
Chris Cox, blogger? [SEC]
Achilles Track Club [Athletics]
Wall Street Bonus Speculation [Bonuses]

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