PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Jan 15

Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:29am EST
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Jan 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Shares of Dell Inc spiked nearly 13 percent on Monday after Bloomberg News reported that the beleaguered personal computer was in talks with at least two private equity firms over a potential buyout. ()

* United Parcel Service Inc's $6.9 billion bid for TNT Express NV is the latest merger blocked by the European Union, and certainly the most prominent since the proposed tie-up of NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse last year. ()

* Worries about low-cost competition weighed on Apple Inc's stock on Monday after reports that the company had reduced orders of screens for the iPhone 5, suggesting that demand for the phone could be weaker than expected. ()

* Nearly a year after it announced its bid to go public, Facebook Inc is confronting the ultimate burden of the information age: how to help its users find what they are looking for amid the billions of pictures, "likes" and status updates they post every day. ()   Continued...