PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 8

Oct 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in theWall Street Journal on Monday. Reuters has not verified thesestories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* The number of people sickened with fungal meningitis fromtainted spinal steroid injections has now risen to 91 in ninestates, including seven deaths, federal officials said.

* China's Huawei poses a national-securitythreat and may have violated U.S. laws, a year-longinvestigation by the House intelligence committee has concluded.

* Government officials negotiating terms for the proposedmerger of BAE Systems and Airbus parent EADSremain deadlocked over key issues including state ownershipstakes.

* YouTube expands the program to produce content for itsvideo website as it seeks more ad dollars.

* The U.K. government is laying out the battle lines foradditional austerity measures even as it faces pressure toreboot the country's faltering economy.

* Real-estate tycoon Sam Zell is close to tapping the topexecutive at one of his residential-real-estate companies toreplace the chief executive of Zell's international business,who stunned the real-estate industry when he departed suddenlylast month, according to people briefed on the matter.

* Foxconn Technology Group , the parent of Hon HaiPrecision Industry Co , a major Apple Incsupplier, said Saturday two disputes between employees occurredat one of its China manufacturing plants this month.

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