|06:09 EDT||BEN, DELL, AZN, GE, AAPL, GSK||On the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up|
WALL STREET JOURNAL: GE (GE) is the world's top producer of aircraft engines and medical imaging equipment, but as far as its profits are concerned, itís very much a bank. GE Capital is expected to account for nearly half the company's 2012 profit, the Wall Street Journal reports...Dellís (DELL) potential $23B leveraged buyout could also be the deal that finally gets the leveraged-buyout machine going again, showering financiers in fees and potentially yielding big returns for investors, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Americans are more confident in the future and are increasingly striking out to set up their own homes, a move that is helping propel the housing recovery, Reuters reports...When U.S. natural gas producers release their 2012 annual reports, many companies may have to significantly reduce a key indicator of their financial health: reserves. The SEC requires companies to calculate and report year-end oil and gas reserves using 12-month average prices, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: With the worst flu outbreak since 2009 gripping the U.S., vaccine makers (GSK, AZN) are determined to do better next season. Theyíre developing powerful vaccines that hold the promise of cutting incidences of flu by the thousands, Bloomberg reports...Franklin Templeton Investments (BEN) reduced its holdings of Apple (AAPL) last year to 4.2% from 7% in 2011 on concern the maker of the iPhone lacks a strategy to sell cheaper smartphones in emerging markets such as China and India, Bloomberg reports.