Feb 11 The following are the top stories on the
New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* After months of negotiations, American Airlines and US
Airways Group Inc appeared likely to announce a merger
this week, which would create the nation's biggest airline and
concentrate even further a once-fragmented industry.
* Southeastern Asset Management, one of the biggest
investors in Dell Inc, said that it would oppose the
company's plans to go private, setting up a major potential
roadblock for the biggest buyout since the financial crisis.
* On Monday, NBCUniversal will announce that it has
concluded a deal with Hearst Magazines to rebrand one of NBC's
existing cable properties, the G4 network, as a new entity, the
* The Project on Government Oversight, a non-profit watchdog
group, is set to release a study on Monday highlighting a
pattern of alumni of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
going to bat for Wall Street firms - and winning. The report,
similarly sceptical of Wall Street lawyers joining the
regulator, cites recent enforcement cases and scuttled money
market regulations to underscore its concerns.
* Robert Wolf, a former chairman of UBS, was
expected to formally announce on Monday several hires for his
firm, 32 Advisors, including former members of the Obama
* American regulators dealt a major blow to the hopes of
Novo Nordisk, the Danish drug maker, for its new
long-acting insulin Tresiba by demanding that it conduct
additional clinical tests to assess potential heart risks.
* Several journalists who cover Myanmar said Sunday that
they had received warnings from Google Inc that their
e-mail accounts might have been hacked by "state-sponsored