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In Instagram age, Chili's pays for photogenic buns

May 15, 2015 NEW YORK — Chili's says it's spending about $750,000 a year for an egg wash that gives its burger buns a photogenic glaze. more »»

Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

May 14, 2015 SEATTLE — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city and ignoring port commissioners who have asked Shell to... more »»

Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per year

May 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon’s $99 per year Prime servic. more »»

US retail sales flat-line in April

May 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight. more »»

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4B in mobile video bet

May 13, 2015 NEW YORK — After selling millions of Americans their mobile phones, Verizon now wants to capture their eyeballs, to. more »»

ITT Educational faces SEC charges of student loan cover-up

May 13, 2015 ITT Educational Services is facing charges that it duped investors by concealing huge losses on loans made to students attending the company’s for-profit colleges scattered across the country. more »»

Gas prices still look low for summer

May 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years. more »»

Calif. Assembly panel rejects soda-tax proposal

May 13, 2015 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A legislative panel rejected a California soda tax, the latest loss for public health advocates seeking to cut sugar consumptio. more »»

Fiat Chrysler adds nearly 69K Jeeps to recall

May 13, 2015 DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is adding almost 69,000 Jeep Cherokees to a recall to fix software that can cause side air bags to inflate without a crash. more »»

Why homebuyers face a tough spring

May 12, 2015 Eager to buy your first home this spring? Already own, but want to trade up? Be warned: there’ll be plenty of competition Bidding wars have broken out in hot real-estate markets like Denver and Los... more »»

Olive Garden’s latest plan: Breadstick sandwiches

May 12, 2015 NEW YORK — Olive Garden’s plan to win back customers? Take the breadsticks it’s known for and make sandwiches out of them. The restaurant chain owned by Darden Restaurants Inc. more »»

11 accidents with Google self-driving cars

May 12, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Google Inc. says its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago. more »»

Complaints against airlines rise

May 12, 2015 DALLAS — Consumer complaints against airlines are rising even as the carriers get slightly better at staying on schedule. The U.S. more »»

Tempur Sealy CEO steps down

May 12, 2015 Tempur Sealy International Inc.’s CEO is stepping down following a battle with an activist investor that has been pushing for his resignation. more »»

India auto parts maker expands with help

May 12, 2015 DETROIT — Michigan Go. more »»

China cuts rates for 3rd time in six months to boost economy

May 11, 2015 BEIJING — China cut interest rates Sunday for the third time in six months to boost sluggish economic growth and announced that it is giving banks more flexibility in setting rates paid to depositor... more »»

Microstate tax haven in the Balkans? Not that easy

May 10, 2015 BATINA, Croatia — The inauguration of a new libertarian mini-state in the war-ravaged Balkans may sound like an elaborate joke. But Croatian and Serbian authorities aren’t laughing. more »»

Afghanistan’s goat farmers find niche in cashmere

May 10, 2015 HERAT, Afghanistan — Not so long ago, Afghan farmers collected the thick winter undercoat their goats shed every spring and threw it on the fire to heat their homes and cook their food. more »»

US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery. more »»

AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

May 9, 2015 With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005. more »»

 
 
 

 

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