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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

SA Daily News

Today’s News

To read all articles, go to http://paper.li/SADailyNews (which updates at 11:00a.m.), or read them here:

 

 House May Pull PR, CEOs, Communications Specialists Into Lobbying Definition

By COLLEEN QUINN

Relevance – Industry News: Public relations and communications specialists and any chief executive officers who regularly lobby lawmakers will be required to register as lobbyists, under a definition-changing bill that House lawmakers may consider as soon as Wednesday.

 Nstar Chief  Knew Way Wind Was Blowing

By JERRY KRONENBERG

Relevance – Green Technology/Local Business: Nstar agreed to buy pricey electricity from the controversial Cape Wind project to remove the “fear” that Massachusetts regulators might otherwise block the company’s planned merger with Northeast Utilities, a top exec says.

 Intuit Puts AisleBuyer Into Its Checkout Cart

By MARIE SZANISZLO

Relevance – Acquisitions/Local Business: California-based Intuit has snapped up Boston mobile commerce company AisleBuyer, reportedly for as much as $100 million.

 

Only a Third of Hybrid Car Owners Buy Another Hybrid

By CHRIS WOODYARD

Relevance – Green Technology/Consumerism: A new study finds that only about a third of hybrid owners buy another hybrid.

 Investors Worry Profit Growth Slowdown Will Hurt Stocks

By ADAM SHELL

Relevance – Stocks/Investments: Profit growth, the fuel that powers Wall Street, likely downshifted in the first quarter to its slowest pace in three years. Investor expectations, as a result, have also dipped a few notches.

 SurfEasty Vows ‘Plug-in Privacy’

By EDWARD C. BAIG

Relevance – Social Media/Consumer Tech: You’re frequently in front of someone else’s computer. But whether surfing at an airport, library or client’s office, you surely don’t want the next person using the machine to know who you ogled on Facebook or which politician you read up on.

TalkTo Raises $3 Million For App That Lets You Text Questions to Businesses

By: Scott Kirsner

Relevance – Technology & Business – We’re all accustomed by now to text-messaging friends and colleagues to coordinate brunches, ask questions, and schedule meetings. It’s often the quickest way to get an answer from someone, even if they’re multi-tasking.

Stocks Make a U-turn, Climb After Big Decline

By Christina Rexrode, AP Business Writer

Relevance – Economy – NEW YORK—Stocks are opening sharply higher, a day after their worst loss of the year.

Army Lab to Develop Energy-Saving Technology

By John Flesher, Associated Press

Relevance – Technology – TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—A new Army laboratory will develop technology such as fuel cells and hybrid systems for combat vehicles as the Pentagon steps up its push for cleaner and more reliable energy, federal officials said Wednesday.

A Billion-Dollar Turning Point for Mobile Apps

By JENNA WORTHAM

Relevance – Mobile Apps – The path for Internet start-ups used to be quite clear: establish a presence on the Web first, then come up with a version of your service for mobile devices.

Denny’s Uses Web Series to Speak to Young Adults

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN

Relevance – Advertising – THE commercials showing now for Denny’s depict homey restaurants where waitresses call customers “Hon” and feature the slogan “America’s Diner Is Always Open.”

John G. Udell

By VIVIAN MARINO

Relevance – Real Estate – Mr. Udell, 55, is the president of Weichert Commercial Brokerage and Weichert New Home, which focuses on new residential developments like 77 Hudson in Jersey City.

Best Buy CEO Quits in Probe

BY MIGUEL BUSTILLO

Relevance: Fortune 500 Business Best Buy Co. Chief Executive Brian Dunn resigned abruptly Tuesday amid what the company described as a probe into his “personal conduct,” adding to the woes of the slumping consumer-electronics retailer, whose big-box business model is crumbling.

Apple Market Cap Touches $600 Billion!

By Steven Russolillo

Relevance: Apple Products Another day, another market milestone for Apple.

Shares hit a fresh record high earlier this morning and the company’s market capitalization briefly pierced the $600 billion level. Apple is only the second company ever with a market cap that has broken through this level (Microsoft also crossed above $600 billion in December 1999).

Santorum Exits GOP Contest

By Coleen McCain Nielson

Relevance: Politics GETTYSBURG, Pa.—Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the White House on Tuesday, clearing the way for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to claim the Republican presidential nomination and end the primary season after three months and

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