SA Daily News
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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.
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.
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.
By CHRIS WOODYARD
Relevance – Green Technology/Consumerism: A new study finds that only about a third of hybrid owners buy another hybrid.
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.
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.
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.
By Christina Rexrode, AP Business Writer
Relevance – Economy – NEW YORK—Stocks are opening sharply higher, a day after their worst loss of the year.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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).
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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