Media Digest: Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Data show that economic activity in Germany slowed sharply in the first quarter while France fell into recession. (Reuters)

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) starts to deliver the 787 Dreamliner again. (Reuters) Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) efforts to get companies to use its cloud computing service begins to use outside consultants to make the case to corporations. (Reuters)

HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC) plans to cut another $2 billion to $3 billion in costs by 2016. (Reuters)

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) and Sharp must contend with shareholder and bond holder concerns about their futures. (WSJ)

The U.S. deficit falls below Congressional Budget Office estimates because of tax receipts, lower federal costs and dividends from firms such as Fannie Mae. (WSJ)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will start to improve safety at its Bangladesh suppliers. (WSJ)

Votes from shareholders show that Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is likely to hold both the chairman and CEO jobs. (WSJ)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) will start a streaming music business. (WSJ)

Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY) targets emerging markets with its new phones. (WSJ)

T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) raises the price of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 5. (WSJ)

Governor Jerry Brown claims California will have a $1.1 billion surplus this year. (WSJ)

Data from China prompt some economists to cut growth forecasts. (WSJ)

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson presses critics of the F-35, saying many of the development troubles have improved. (WSJ)

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is expected to report lower-than-estimated profits. (WSJ)

The European Union is looking into charges that oil firms set published prices of crude. (WSJ)

Revenue growth at Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) drops sharply recently. (WSJ)

The Justice Department claims Apple was a central player in e-book price fixing. (NYT)

China’s corporate debt market could match that of the United States in size. (FT)

Large Japanese carriers ANA Holdings and Japan Airlines are in talks with Airbus about the A350. (Bloomberg)

HSBC may cut 14,000 jobs. (Bloomberg)

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