Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S): Sprint Nextel, DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) and others have asked the FCC to suspend their 180-day clock for reviewing the proposed multi-billion dollar deals between Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) and several cable operators so they have more time to review it, reports Reuters.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC): A number of major banks have been arguing with Moody’s Investors Service (MC) ahead of potential downgrades that may come this spring, reports the Wall Street Journal. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan and Citigroup (NYSE:C) CEO Vikram Pandit have argued against downgrades in person, sources say. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) CEO James Gorman called Moody’s decision to delay any potential downgrades by a month “constructive.”
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) earnings call CEO Tim Cook said of upcoming tablets from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), to be powered by its Windows 8 OS planned to work equally on both tablets and PCs, that anything can be forced to converge but the trade offs are too steep, saying “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator,” but it won’t please anyone, according to Business Insider.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F): Ford workers are set to vote over whether to strike over a pensions battle, according to the Independent.
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