newspapersWells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) cuts the number of outside investment managers that its brokers can offer to clients. (Reuters)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is likely to pay $13 billion to buy Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: LIFE). (Reuters)

Foxconn adds workers in preparation for production of the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone. (WSJ)

The FAA orders inspections of about 1,000 Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 737s. (WSJ)

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) probably produces a new touch smartphone type watch. (WSJ)

Verizon Wireless pushes out the number of months subscribers need to wait for phone upgrades from 20 months to 24. (WSJ)

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) presses value of its products to customers to help same-store sales. (WSJ)

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will produce new transmissions together. (WSJ)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) agrees to search restrictions to settle antitrust claims by the European Commission. (NYT)

The ability of big companies to save money on manufacturing overseas helps offset a weak U.S. economy. (NYT)

A study by Brookings and the Financial Times shows the global economy is not improving. (FT)

India's inflation drops to a 40-month low at 5.96% in March. (Bloomberg)


Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Press Digest Tagged: AAPL, BA, F, GM, GOOG, LIFE, MCD, MSFT, TMO, WFC

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