From the Wires

U.S. consumer confidence dipped in April

Reuters: The Conference Board said its index of consumer attitudes dipped to 82.3, the second-highest reading since January 2008.

Stop using Microsoft IE until bug is fixed

CNET: The U.S Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns people to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft fixes the bug.

Pfizer bids $100B deal for AstraZeneca

Reuters: The U.S. drugmaker hopes to takeover Britain's AstraZeneca Plc.

Factory jobs are shrinking everywhere

Bloomberg: Data suggests that every economy around the globe has a declining number of manufacturing jobs.

Increase coffee consumption, decrease diabetes risk

CNN: A new study suggests that increasing coffee intake may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes.

Lab-grown human skin could replace animal testing

BBC: UK scientists say that human skin grown in a laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetic testing.

GM recalls affect profits

BBC: General Motors first quarter profits were hit by a $1.3 billion charge to cover the cost of a huge recall over defective ignition switches.

Science confirms paper money covered with infectious bacteria

TIME: A study of the bacterial content of dollar bills found that "money could function as a form of transmission."

First lady announces jobs website for veterans

Bloomberg: The government developed a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses.

Amazon signs deal with HBO

Forbes: The deal will bring the network's original shows to Amazon streaming.

McDonald's U.S. Q1 profits decline

Forbes: The fast food chain's net income fell 5% to $1.2 billion.

Americans question Big Bang theory

CNET: A survey by the Associated Press/Gfk suggests that 20% of Americans believe in the Big Bang.

Skin cancer rates 'surge' since 1970s

BBC: Cancer Research UK reports more than 13,000 people developing malignant melanoma each year, compared to the approximate 1,800 people in the mid-1970s.