Media Digest (3/5/2013) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg


China will lean on consumer spending to expand its economy. (Reuters)

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) faces more lawsuits over its initial public offering. (Reuters)

The White House says it believes people should be able to unlock their cell phone for use on more than one network. (Reuters)

Pew reports that debt among young people has dropped to a multiyear low. (WSJ)

The Chinese government drops annual GDP growth goals to 7.5%. (WSJ)

Citigroup Inc.'s (NYSE: C) new CEO, Michael Corbat, is more likely to track the performance of individual senior executives. (WSJ)

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will combine some operations. (WSJ)

A senior General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) executive says the company will keep its Opel operations in Europe. (WSJ)

The CEO of H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) could make $200 million if he leaves the company after a buyout. (WSJ)

Theft of oil from Nigerian pipelines starts to sharply cut production. (WSJ)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A) will build LNG plants in Louisiana and Canada. (WSJ)

The chief of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) says the return to service of the 787 will depend on how fast the FAA approves a potential fix. (WSJ)

Bond yields on Spanish and Italian debt narrow because of stability in Spain and instability in Italy. (WSJ)

Facebook creates an ad system that could take business from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG). (WSJ)

Congress accuses key J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) executives of roles in the bank's $6 billion loss. (NYT)

Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) will sell its gas stations as investors pressure it to restructure the company. (NYT)

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares reach a 52-week low as Google's reach an all-time high. (FT)

Boeing defends its decision to keep the battery used in its 787 Dreamliner. (FT)

European Union finance ministers may ease budget restraints to cure the fallout from austerity. (Bloomberg)

Pearson PLC (NYSE: PSO) executives tell the Financial Times that a number of positions will be cut. (Bloomberg)

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