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Nokia Talks to PE: Nokia Siemens Networks is in talks with several buyout shops–including TPG, Silver Lake and Bain– for a $1 billion cash infusion.

Mouse House Gets New Entertainment Chief: Walt Disney Co. on Friday named Paul Lee, the head of its ABC Family cable-television channel, to fix its ailing ABC network.

Toyota Docs Blocked: Department of Transportation has temporarily blocked release of findings by auto-safety regulators that could favor Toyota.

NJ May Say No to Advisors: New Jersey, the third-most indebted U.S. state, is considering handling future bond sales without financial advisers.

Goldman Comes in 2nd: Goldman Sachs isn’t the best place to work but the second best place, from Dealbreaker.

Cuban Bidding for Texas Rangers: A bankruptcy judge rules that auction for Texas Rangers may proceed. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, exptected to bid.

Mergers Crawl to Close: Deals are taking longer to forge and longer to get regulatory approval.

Apple files Patents: Apple has filed patents to cover travel- and shopping-related apps, from CNET.