Media Digest (3/19/2013) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

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BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) will lay off 300 people. (Reuters)

Electronics Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) chief executive departs as the firm missed earnings. (Reuters)

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) ramps up hiring for its new TV entertainment unit. (Reuters)

Airbus gets an order from Indonesian airline Lion Air worth $24 billion. (Reuters)

The Employee Benefit Research Institute reports that 57% of Americans have less than $25,000 in savings when the value of their homes are backed out. (WSJ)

Corelogic reports that "underwater" homes dropped by 1.7 million in the fourth quarter, compared to the same quarter a year ago. (WSJ)

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) takes some pants out of stores because they are too sheer. (WSJ)

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) pays $730 million to settle claims over paper its sold that mislead investors over a two-year period. (WSJ)

Liberty Media Corp. (NASDAQ: LMCA) may by 25% of Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR). (WSJ)

HTC delays release of one of its major new phone products. (WSJ)

IDC says global PC shipments will slow again this year. (WSJ)

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) blocks developers who do not make software that enhances the social network's goals. (WSJ)

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) sells debt to buy paper with higher coupons. (WSJ)

The Washington Post division of Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) will charge for online content. (WSJ)

Investment firms and farmers begin to compete for land as crop prices rise. (NYT)

ABC may launch an app for people to watch TV on portable devices. (NYT)

The size of cash hoards held by U.S. companies reach record levels, according to Moody's Investor Service. (FT)

Samsung says it will release its own smart watch to compete with Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL). (Bloomberg)

European February car sales fall 10%, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association. (Bloomberg)

Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Press Digest Tagged: AAPL, BLK, C, CHK, CHTR, EA, FB, INTC, LMCA, LULU, WPO

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