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Coke bets on ‘premium milk’

February 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it’s betting people will pay twice as much for it. more »»

Kemper power plant overruns climb $45M

February 4, 2015 JACKSON, Miss. — Southern Co. says it will spend at least another $45 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.2B. more »»

Hey, (Not-As) Big Spender! Tech firms hint at more restraint

February 3, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Technology’s big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon. more »»

Apple plans to sell as much as $6.5 billion in bonds

February 3, 2015 NEW YORK — Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds. more »»

Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

February 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works... more »»

Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

February 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. more »»

Names & Notes

February 1, 2015 Marshalltown native promoted at Hy-Vee WEST DES MOINES — Marshalltown native Jen Kopriva has been promoted at Hy-Vee, Inc. She formerly served as assistant vice president of private brands. more »»

Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

February 1, 2015 NEW YORK — It’s just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a strong earnings season into a weak one. more »»

FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

February 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. more »»

Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles

January 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — There’s a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. more »»

Businesses stay clear of Super Bowl name

January 31, 2015 PHOENIX — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission. For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is the Super Bowl. more »»

Uber says review shows customer data safe

January 31, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Uber says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe. more »»

Barbie blues gave Mattel holiday disappointment

January 31, 2015 Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc. more »»

For traders, oil’s plunge takes a toll on egos, accounts

January 30, 2015 NEW YORK — The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil’s market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. more »»

India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her

January 30, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. more »»

Shake Shack IPO prices above expected range

January 30, 2015 Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc. has priced its initial public stock offering at $21 per share, above its proposed range of $17 to $19 per share. It sold 5 million shares, raising $105 million. more »»

Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

January 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss, partly linked to the... more »»

Visa announces 4-to-1 stock split

January 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Payment processor Visa has announced a four-to-one stock split, effective March 1. more »»

Fed stays ‘patient’ on rates while noting improving economy

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health. more »»

China and Alibaba face off over fake goods

January 29, 2015 BEIJING — There’s a tiger fight going on in China. more »»

 
 
 

 

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