Some of the more interesting and important items for April 28th :
- Most U.S. Factory Jobs Lost in Slump May Stay Empty in Recovery – U.S. manufacturers will fill fewer than 30 percent of 2 million lost factory jobs as the economy recovers over the next six years, according to an estimate from an industry trade group.
- Toyota to Recall Sequoia SUVs – WSJ.com – Toyota Motor Corp. announced a recall Wednesday of 50,000 2003 Toyota Sequoia sport-utility vehicles over issues with their electronic stability-control system, the latest in a string of recalls by the Japanese car maker.
- Spain downgraded, Europe debt crisis widens – Europe's debt crisis spread its contagion to another country Wednesday when a major credit agency downgraded Spain's credit rating, even as Germany grudgingly moved closer to bailing out Greece from imminent collapse.
- Hewlett-Packard buys Palm for $1.2 billion – MarketWatch – Hewlett-Packard Inc. said Wednesday afternoon that it will acquire Palm Inc. in a cash deal worth $1.2 billion — ending months of speculation about the fate of the troubled wireless handset maker.
- Visa Profit Climbs 33% as Credit-Card Revenue Gains With Economic Rebound –
- Republicans block bank-reform bill – Uh Oh – Pres O is gunna be mad!
- Strong Caterpillar results, outlook lift stocks (AP) – Nice,US stlll not buying though