December 30, 2009 / 6:13 AM / 9 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Dec 30

Dec 30 (Reuters) - The following were the top stories in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* President Barack Obama blamed the Northwest bombing attempt on security lapses, as it emerged that the U.S. had multiple pieces of information about the suspect.

* GMAC Financial Services is close to getting approximately $3.5 billion in additional aid from the U.S. government, on top of $12.5 billion already received since December 2008.

* Starting next year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp will ask bidders for some seized banks to offer the agency a chance to profit if the deal is well-received by the buyer’s shareholders.

* The U.S. International Trade Commission is set to rule on U.S. steelmakers’ claims that they have been severely injured as a result of $2.8 billion of subsidized Chinese steel being dumped into the U.S.

* Munich Re AG (MUVGn.DE), one of the world’s largest reinsurers, Tuesday said economic and insured losses caused by climate change will continue to grow, and called for a near-term deal to ensure a substantial reduction in global greenhouse-gas emissions.

* Nokia Corp NOK1V.HE on Tuesday fired the latest salvo in a patent-infringement battle with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging that the California-based maker of computers and music players infringes multiple Nokia patents with its products.

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