PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - May 2

Thu May 2, 2013 2:07am EDT
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May 2 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* The U.S. Department of Defense expects in coming weeks to grant two separate security approvals for Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, along with iPhones and iPads running Apple's latest operating system -- moves that would boost the number of U.S. government agencies allowed to use those devices. ()

* Twelve months ago, Facebook Inc barely had a mobile business. On Wednesday, the social network disclosed how that has changed: Nearly one out of every three dollars it produces now comes from advertising on smartphones and tablets. ()

* Boeing Co's board of directors gave approval to its commercial airplanes unit to start selling a new version of its long-range 777 jetliner, according to a person familiar with the decision. ()

* An Ontario court rejected an attempt by Ecuadorean plaintiffs to collect a multi-billion dollar environmental award from Chevron Corp in Canada, giving the oil company a fresh victory in a legal battle that has sprawled far beyond the Amazonian jungles where it began. ()