PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Dec 16

Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:11am EST
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Dec 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* A malfunctioning website and confusion over canceled policies have kept millions of Americans from choosing new health plans so far this fall. But with website access improving and the initial deadline to sign up for coverage looming Dec. 23, insurers are starting to blanket the airwaves and social media with glitzy ads urging consumers to buy their plans. ()

* American International Group Inc is in advanced talks to sell its jet-leasing business to AerCap Holdings for $3 billion in cash and a minority stake in the smaller, Netherlands-based company, said people with knowledge of the talks. ()

* Representatives of Inc workers in Germany will take their beef with the e-commerce giant to the United States on Monday, staging a protest at the retailer's Seattle headquarters in tandem with strikes planned at Amazon sites in Germany. ()

* Bond investors are showing the most confidence in corporate America since the financial crisis, underscoring expectations that the U.S. economy will keep rolling as the Federal Reserve prepares to trim monetary stimulus. Purchasers of corporate debt are demanding the smallest interest-rate premium to comparable government bonds since 2007. ()