1. Democracy Now! National and Global News Headlines for Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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    DemocracyNow.org - This is a summary of news headlines from the United States and around the world as reported by Democracy Now! on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript or download the podcast, visit http://www.democracynow.org. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracy-now Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/VM

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    • Fascitelli, Pagliuca reflect on economy, dealmaking

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      Real estate cycles and asset price recovery in places like New York City are seemingly quicker nowadays, whereas "the cycles of opportunity seem to be getting shorter," reflects Michael Fascitelli, president and CEO of Vornado Realty Trust. Fascitelli spoke on a panel moderated by CNBC's Kayla Tausche at The Deal Economy 2012 event, alongside Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital LLC, where they reflected on dealmaking over the past 30 years. The evolution of the Internet became a major factor for people's reactions and overreactions to economic situations, according to Pagliuca, but it now allows for global connection. The panelists, both 1982 Harvard Business School grads, also discuss the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis and provide predictions for the 2012 M&A landscape. According to Fascitelli, "It's a cautionary year." - Sarah Hashim-Waris The Deal Economy 2012 simulcast

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      • Prestige amps up brand portfolio with GSK's OTC drugs

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        Welcome to The Deal Pipeline's Deal of the Day. Shot on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, we bring you an in-depth look at the terms, advisers and vital information on a specific transaction from The Deal Pipeline's database. For Wednesday, Dec. 21, we look at over-the-counter drug specialist Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.'s $660 million deal for 17 of U.K.-based GlaxoSmithKline plc's nonprescription drugs including sleeping pills, heartburn medication and diet aids. Prestige, which recently acquired Johnson & Johnson's Dramamine and five additional brands from Blacksmith Brands Holdings Inc., received financial advice from Sawaya Segalas & Co. LLC in this deal. Prestige is working with private equity firm Blackstone Group LP to buy the remainder of GlaxoSmithKline's assets; Goldman, Sachs & Co. is advising Glaxo in that auction. Below are links to key content from The Deal Pipeline regarding movements made in this transaction. - Sarah Hashim-Waris The Deal Pipeline article: Prestige buys GlaxoSmithKline OTC drugs The Deal Pipeline article: Prestige Brands buys Dramamine from J&J Auction page: GlaxoSmithKline non-core consumer assets Deal Memo: Prestige-Johnson & Johnson Dramamine Deal Memo: Prestige-Blacksmith Brands Holdings

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        • Bain's Pagliuca: Private equity performing 'amazingly well'

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          Private equity has "performed amazingly well in this very tough economy," opines Steve Pagliuca, Managing Director at Bain Capital. As Pagliuca explains, private equity does "very very well in periods of downturn, because you can get more reasonable prices. Many sellers have to sell for liquidity and so we'll see some opportunities there." When asked which sectors to look out for IPOs, Pagliuca was optimistic about companies in the technology and medical industries. -Katie Roof

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          • Robert Gay | Founders Day 2011 Distinguished Alumnus

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            Robert C. Gay BA'76, former managing director of Bain Capital, co-founded Unitus, now one of the largest micro-credit organizations in the world, and is currently managing director and chief executive officer of Huntsman Gay Global Capital, which uses all investment earnings for humanitarian aid worldwide. To learn more about the University of Utah's Founders Day, visit http://www.alumni.utah.edu/foundersday/.

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            • Bain's Steve Pagliuca on IPOs, LBOs and the timid consumer

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              Bain Capital Partners LLC managing director Steve Pagliuca commented on the health of the IPO and LBO markets at The Deal Economy 2011 conference, "Retail sales were up, recently...we are talking in the government about balancing the budget...so they're talking about the right issues they've just got to get them done," Pagliuca said. If we "see a ray of hope" in consumer demand, the IPO market will become more robust, he added. "But people are reticent to bet on IPOs and growth of companies in an economy where you're not seeing a lot of growth." - Sara Behunek

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              • Dividend recaps on the rise

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                Dozens of private-equity backed companies, including Petco and HCA, have issued dividend recaps in recent months.

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                • Bain Capital's Josh Bekenstein on expected PE shakeout

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                  The total amount of capital invested in private equity will probably go down in the expected PE shakeout, but the investment rate may not change as much as the size of the funds, says Josh Bekenstein, co-founder of Bain Capital LLC. The Deal magazine's David Carey caught up with Bekenstein at the Yale School of Management's recent 10th Annual Private Equity Conference. For more of The Deal's video interviews from the conference, visit The Deal Pipeline. - Mary Kathleen Flynn

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                  • Bain Capital's Josh Bekenstein on expected PE shakeout

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                    The total amount of capital invested in private equity will probably go down in the expected PE shakeout, but the investment rate may not change as much as the size of the funds, says Josh Bekenstein, co-founder of Bain Capital LLC. The Deal magazine's David Carey caught up with Bekenstein at the Yale School of Management's recent 10th Annual Private Equity Conference. For more of The Deal's video interviews from the conference, visit The Deal Pipeline. - Mary Kathleen Flynn

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                    • 2008 05-30 MediaBytes: NBCU - WEATHER CHANNEL - DELL - GOOGLE - YANG - MICROSOFT - OBAMA

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                      * NBCU, partners bid for WEATHER CHANNEL. * DELL shows fiscal turn around. * GOOGLE paid clicks climb. * YANG says MICROSOFT not interested in merger. * OBAMA spent $3.5 million on online advertising. Read more at http://www.ShellyPalmer.com

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