DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.17.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation:
Extradition hearing for Kobi Alexander set for April [Legal]
Frederick J. O'Meally wins a victory in market timing case [Legal]
German authorities raid Siemens Offices [Legal]
Cox hints at coming financial controls rules changes [Legal]
Even as scandal unfolded, board members resigned, profits at HP kept going [Legal]
Jeff Skilling drops objections to settlement of pension fraud claims [Legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Qualcomm + nPhase
Google + iRows
Yahoo + Bix.com
RTL + ITV: ?
Barrick Gold + European Goldfields
Motorola + Netopia
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
EADS says it is not selling stake in Airbus to Gulf investors [Not for sale]
NYMEX prices above range [Offering
People & Moves:
Milton Friedman dies [Obit]
Discovery Communications hires NBC's David M. Zaslav [Executives]
Ross Levinsohn, the guy who lead News Corp's acquisition of MySpace, leaves [Executives]
Miscellaneous:
Redhat rejects Microsoft come on [Tech]
Vodaphone sees more growth at Verizon Wireless [Wireless]
M&A hits $3 trillion mark [Deals]
The deal that helped prompt coup in Thailand now in doubt [Asia]
Ghosn now says he's not looking for US car deal [Autos]
$130 million in investment banking fees from Clear Channel [Autos]

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