PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 2

martes 2 de octubre de 2007 08:05 CEST

Oct 2 (Reuters) - The following were the top stories in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Citigroup Inc (C.N: Cotización) warned quarterly net would fall 60 percent, hurt by credit-market costs. UBS outlined a retrenchment plan that includes cutting the investment-banking unit's assets by nearly a third.

* Xerion Capital, a $400 million hedge fund, announced that it is selling itself to Perella Weinberg Partners.

* EBay Inc (EBAY.O: Cotización) plans to take $1.4 billion in charges related to its Skype subsidiary and announced a management shakeup at the Internet phone business.

* A Prudential Financial (PRU.N: Cotización) unit sued State Street Corp's (STT.N: Cotización) subsidiaries over clients' losses totaling $80 million from investments that included subprime mortgages.

* Hershey Co (HSY.N: Cotización) Chief Executive Officer Richard Lenny is stepping down at year end amid differences with the trust that controls the company.

* Negotiators for Chrysler workers signaled reluctance to a pact similar to the tentative General Motors Corp (GM.N: Cotización) deal. Ford Motor Co's (F.N: Cotización) and Chrysler's managements have their own issues.

* The European Commission said it will intensify its probe of Qualcomm (QCOM.O: Cotización) for allegedly overcharging cellphone makers for certain licenses.

* As the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation into Blackwater USA in the wake of a shooting incident in Iraq, a congressional report cataloged a long list of incidents involving the security contractor's use of force while protecting U.S. diplomats.

* Stocks' record finish amid surging mortgage defaults and growing fears of a recession raises questions about what kind of calamity it will take to rattle Wall Street's confidence. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 191.92, or 1.4 percent, to 14087.55.