Verizon gets permission to stop delivering white pages (Virginian-Pilot)
State regulators have agreed to allow Verizon Communications Inc. to stop delivering residential phone books to customers.
The rise of tablet computers (LA Times)
There was a time when Steve Mehta was on his laptop nonstop. Nowadays, he hardly touches it.
Robust Rise in April’s Retail Sales Comes With a Hint of Concern (NY Times)
Sales at stores open at least a year increased 8.9 percent on average, but retailers are beginning to raise concerns about the price of gasoline.
Commodity Prices Plunge (WSJ)
Oil fell 8.6% on Thursday to $99.80 a barrel, the lowest closing price since mid-March. Copper, another closely watched economic barometer, shed 3% for the second day in a row, while cotton and sugar also fell, continuing their recent slides.
A Perky New Start-up (Inc.)
Meet Brian Levin, the founder of a new product that combines Slim Jims and Red Bull, coming soon to a supermarket near you.
The Weekly Wind-Down: Funny New Yorker Cartoon