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) -- The latest meeting between

Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel

leads your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Monday, Jan. 9.

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Who doesn't love a meeting?

Sarkozy and Merkel

will meet today to discuss their master plan to save the euro as borrowing costs in eurozone countries rise.


They also love meetings in China, as the country welcomes

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

for a discussion on Iranian nukes and trade.

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In other country-relations news, the U.S. is reportedly set to take legal action against Swiss bank

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Wow. Investors are now

paying Germany

for the luxury of lending the country cash after the latest debt auction resulted in negative yields.


Are you excited that


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will kick off the fourth-quarter earnings reporting season tonight? Well, don't be. Corporate profit growth is at a two-year low.


Quote of the Day

"Our assessment is that even if some of the eurozone countries are in a recession technically for some or all of 2012, the whole of the zone might not technically be in a recession," IMF head

Christine Lagarde

said of the chances that the eurozone falls into a recession this year.


Company News

Motorola Mobility

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tries to sneak bad news by investors (and


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) after Friday's closing bell.




found its new CEO but now it's hunting for board members.


Bristol-Myers Squibb

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announces a big takeover of


( INHX), sparking speculation over which hepatitis C drug maker will be bought out next.



In some positive news for the eurozone, the

euro currency recovered from 15-month lows

ahead of the Merkozy meeting.


But on the downside,


seems to be out of options after clashing with the IMF.


Where the

global trends

stand headed into a new week.

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Investment Strategy


stocks will beat bonds

over the next 20 years.


Akamai Technologies

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is flashing a golden cross. What should you do?

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Odds and Ends

Warren Buffett

was going to sing a song and play guitar for a Spring Festival gala in China. Now, he's not. Drats.


Jon Corzine

is looking for some office space on Wall Street.


Welcome to the first full trading week of the new year. Here's a

Queens of the Stone Age

song to get you pumped up.


-- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston


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