Media Digest (9/12/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg makes a rare public appearance and expresses disappointment about Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) shares but says that the company will push forward in mobile. (Reuters)

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) share price will depend to some extent on whether the iPhone 5 will be different enough from offerings from competitors. (Reuters)

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) expects PC demand to remain strong in the future. (Reuters)

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) to decide who will succeed CEO Alan Mulally. (WSJ)

The head of Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) departs. (WSJ)

Samsung and Apple begin to gather 4G patents. (WSJ)

What companies paid for worker health care rose only 4% last year. (WSJ)

Premier Wen Jiabao says China will reach its 7.5% GDP expansion goal, but Manpower data indicate job creation has slowed. (WSJ)

Natural gas powered plants hurt activity at those powered by coal. (WSJ)

PepsiCo Inc.'s (NYSE: PEP) president leaves, altering the firm's plans to pick a new CEO. (WSJ)

Acer's new smartphone will use the Alibaba operating system. (WSJ)

The International Monetary Fund says new banking rules are unlikely to change its ability to operate freely. (WSJ)

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) buys out its portion of a brokerage joint venture from Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) for less than expected. (WSJ) Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) adds new warehouses to speed deliveries but must pay sales tax in many states where the facilities are based. (NYT)

Moody's Corp. (NYSE: MCO) may cut the rating of the United States because of political gridlock and the fiscal cliff. (FT)

The European Union proposes that the European Central Bank have some regulatory power over the region's banks. (Bloomberg)

The Federal Reserve likely will implement QE3 and extend low-rate plans into 2015. (Bloomberg)

Douglas A. McIntyre

Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Press Digest Tagged: AAPL, AMZN, C, F, FB, INTC, LM, MCO, MS, PEP