• From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused....

  • Mulally earned $22 million in final year as Ford CEO

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company, reflecting lower profits as the company invested heavily in new vehicles and plants. Ford reported 2014 compensation Friday in its proxy filing with the...

  • Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic transmission line to Internet providers, telecommunications companies and anyone wanting high-speed data. Newby is chief executive...

  • Carnival floats past Wall St. estimates on lower fuel costs

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Carnival moved to a profit in its first quarter as the cruise operator benefited from declining fuel costs. Its adjusted profit handily topped analysts' expectations. Shares rose 6 percent in Friday morning trading. The Miami company earned $49 million, or 6 cents per...

  • Consumer sentiment slips in March on bad weather

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bad weather and rising gasoline prices pushed U.S. consumer sentiment a bit lower in March. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index slipped to 93 this month from 95.4 in February. Richard Curtin, chief economist for the survey, notes that consumer...

  • Things to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities. ___ HOW IT WORKS In many cases, information is transmitted at high speeds through light...

  • NY estate sale of Ulysses S. Grant's descendent being held

    Yesterday

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Items belonging to a great-granddaughter of President Ulysses S. Grant will be sold at an estate sale in upstate New York. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1BtBJS4 ) that Julia Grant Dietz's estate sale is being held Friday and Saturday in...

  • US economy slowed to 2.2 percent annualized growth in fourth quarter

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy slowed to 2.2 percent annualized growth in fourth quarter .

  • US stock market opens higher, breaking a 4-day slump

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening modestly higher after four losing days. Cruise operator Carnival jumped 6 percent in early trading Friday after reporting income that was far higher than Wall Street analysts were expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average rose seven points,...

  • Dow Chemical, Olin in $5B cash-and-stock deal

    Yesterday

    MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical is breaking off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal with Olin Corp. valued at $5 billion. Dow has been under pressure from the hedge fund Third Point LLC to split its specialty chemical and petrochemical businesses. Dow CEO and...

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