Media Digest (4/26/2011) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

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A review of data from the damaged Southwest Air (NYSE: LUV) 737 raised questions about Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) manufacturing process.  (Reuters)

Sony (NYSE: SNE) has begun to market a tablet PC. (Reuters)

Silver prices were volatile ahead of an options expiration. (Reuters)

Jean Claude Trichet of the ECB supported a strong dollar. (Reuters)

States still face a growth in the gaps between pension funding. (Reuters)

Nintendo said joint ventures with other companies may be key to its growth. (Reuters)

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) replaced its departed CFO with one of the company’s presidents. (Reuters)

Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) move into cloud computing will likely drive down its margins. (Reuters)

Ameriprise will sell Securities America.

A number of financial leaders have switched loyalties away from Obama and toward Republicans (WSJ)

Federal authorities questioned the tracking ability of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhones and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android-powered handsets .(WS)

The US effort to push out the CEO of Forest Labs because of marketing violations breaks with the traditions of charging fines for such problems. (WSJ)

The CFTC is fighting mutual funds which bet on commodities but fund companies object. (WSJ)

Groupe Lactalis will offer $4.92 billion of the share of Parmalat which it does not own now. (WSJ)

Ford Motor (NYSE: F) and Johnson Control said parts shortages from Japan would hurt production. (WSJ)

Barrick Gold bought Equinox after outbidding a Chinese firm. (WSJ)

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) posted strong profits but said its cost of content would rise. (WSJ)

The Barnes & Noble (NASDAQ: BKS) Nook added features to compete with tablets. (WSJ)

The Pew Center on the States said state pension troubles have grown. (WSJ)

Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) and Kimberly-Clark will raise prices on certain children’s products to offset an increase in their costs. (WSJ)

S&P cuts its outlook on some Japan car manufacturers. (WSJ)

GM (NYSE: GM) will use India as a nation to develop and market low-prices cars for that country and others in the region. (WSJ)

Shopping malls have developed apps to help people who look for stores in their locations. (WSJ)

Hedge funds and Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) will compete for the balance of Lehman Bros’s assets. (WSJ)

The ability of Apple and Google to spot where people are could help advertisers with micro-marketing. (NYT)

Spending in Turkey has risen enough to fuel concerns about an overheated economy. (NYT)

Some US companies have begun to reign in compensation ahead of rules that will let shareholders vote on pay packages. (FT)

The CIC will add as much as $200 billion to its war chest. (FT)

Douglas A. McIntyre

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