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- The company that will bring Hostess and the Twinkie out of bankruptcy won’t be using union labor in its factories. [Wall Street Journal]
- The United Kingdom narrowly dodged a triple-dip recession, as its economy grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter. [CNN Money]
- GE Capital will no longer lend to gun stores, the second major firm to make that decision. [Wall Street Journal]
- Two senators filed legislation to prevent Federal Aviation Administration furloughs that have caused flight delays. [The Hill]
- Even as they preach caution, big banks are returning to riskier practices. [Fortune]
- A new study suggests that the United States does not, in fact, have a shortage of STEM graduates. [Washington Post]
- Boeing’s profits rose 20 percent in the first quarter despite problems with its 787 Dreamliner. [Washington Post]