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U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Monday after disappointing economic news from China and Japan.
McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. — and all that snow didn’t help. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role
Chemical company FMC Corp. said Monday that it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies. The “New FMC” will include the agricultural and health and nutrition businesses, while “FMC Minerals” will include the current minerals segment that houses the alkali chemicals and lithium businesses.
Chiquita has combined with Dublin-based Fyffes to become the world’s top banana company, with $4.6 billion in annual revenue.
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Ford Motor Co. announced it will build its Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks at its assembly plant west of Cleveland.
Skittles candy was given a clean bill of health by Indiana officials a day after two people who ate from a package of Skittles required hospital treatment for burning throats, cramping and diarrhea.
One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged higher, one closed little changed and the other closed lower.
Shares of Coupons.com, which delivers digital coupons and coupon codes to consumers, are close to doubling in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker. But the 750 or so residents of the hamlet of Bobtown? Not one has signed an online petition demanding an apology for the pizza offer.
Turkey’s prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month’s local elections.
U.S. hiring improved in February from the previous two months despite a blast of wintry weather, likely renewing hopes that growth will accelerate this year.
Costco’s fiscal second-quarter net income fell 15 percent, hurt by softer sales of some non-food items, weaker gross margins in its fresh foods business and the impact of weaker foreign currency exchange rates on its international results. Its latest performance missed Wall Street’s view.
Two advocacy groups often critical of corporate advertising tactics on Thursday urged the Girl Scouts of the USA to end its partnership with Mattel, the company that makes Barbie dolls. The Girl Scouts’ national headquarters in New York rejected the groups’ appeal.