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Katie Couric and Sean McManus: Chipper at CBS in Spite of It All

• Katie Couric feels comfortable in her job. “I’ve never really judged my worth by ratings,” she says. “I feel really good about the job I’m doing every single night.” Meanwhile, all the troubles at CBS News are a little thrilling to chief Sean McManus. [WP, Broadcasting & Cable]
ABC lands an interview with General David Petraeus after the network’s president, David Westin, personally reached out to the commander. [NYT]
• For all the ruckus Sam Zell has been causing in journalism circles, it appears as he’s facing the very real risk of defaulting on credit. [NYT]

• As half of Bear Stearns’s 14,000 employees will probably lose their jobs, including those in the firm’s job program for people with disabilities. No wonder Bear Stearns workers are floating their résumés on Wall Street. [Reuters via NYP]
UBS shareholders aren’t just annoyed with the bank’s leadership — they are also mad at the United States in general. [DealBook/NYT]
• The key to Warren Buffett’s success? He invests like a girl. [NYT]

• Google is being sued for reckless invasion of privacy. [WSJ]
• Despite everything going on in the economy, some firms are building up their structured-finance groups, rather than dismantling them. []

• Tennis ace Andy Roddick buys a little Gramercy pad for a cool $1.19 million. [NYO]
• And one-legged model Heather Mills might be moving into a building near you. [NYDN]
• When bedbugs invade your apartment, should you have to foot the bill? [NYT]

Katie Couric and Sean McManus: Chipper at CBS in Spite of It All