Business, Finance and Investment News for 2/2/2010

Bullish News Corp result buoys Murdoch (ABC News)
Toyota U.S. sales reel from crisis; GM, Ford surge (Reuters)
Possible loan from China bank keeps high-speed rail plan alive (LasVegasReviewJournal)
Microsoft's Bing will make money: executive (Reuters via Yahoo)
Pragmatic Capitalist Evening Reading (
Ford China January Passenger Auto Sales More Than Double To 30,759 (WSJ)
European Online Retail Sales Up (New York Times)
GM Core brands have 40.6% gain (DetroitFreePress)
Japan indexes climb, with oil shares advancing (MarketWatch)
Twitter Under Phishing Attack? (Mashable)
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Defaults on Redemption of Bonds Issued to Gold Firms (VOAnews)
WRAPUP 4-US pending home sales edge up, vacancies rise (Reuters)
Home buyers' negotiating power gains: Zillow (Reuters)
Iran: We can live with U.N. uranium deal (MSNBC)
Moody's Sees US Rating Under Pressure After $3.8 Trillion Budget (ZeroHedge)
Unemployment rises in most metro areas (AP via Yahoo)
Digital doomsday: the end of knowledge (NewScientist)
Rupert Murdoch needs to be convinced Conan O'Brien can make money for Fox (LATimes)
Banker caught on TV looking at topless girls instead of charts (Youtube) h/t @WeeklyTA
Palestinians: 3 hurt in IDF strike in southern Gaza (
PNC to Repay TARP, Sell $3 Billion in Common Shares (Bloomberg)
Build America Subsidy Cut May Spur $150 Billion Taxable Munis (Bloomberg)
Volcker defends bank rules (