Consumer Goods

  • Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too Associated Press - 17 minutes ago
    Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too

    People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too. While millions of residents from ...

  • Coca-Cola Bottling posts 4Q profit Associated Press - 28 minutes ago

    The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company said it had profit of 32 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 64 cents per share. The Coca-Cola bottler posted revenue of $440.6 ...

  • Size matters: Phones as big as they can get for easy use Associated Press - 29 minutes ago
    Size matters: Phones as big as they can get for easy use

    There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get ...

  • McDonald's chicken gets new standard: No human antibiotics Associated Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
    McDonald's chicken gets new standard: No human antibiotics

    McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years. The company says its suppliers will still be able to use a type of antibiotic ...

  • Samsung: Ring the changes Financial Times - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Deep inside the soaring glass towers of Samsung Electronics' Seoul headquarters, Nam Myoung-woo and his fellow sound engineers laboured for days last year, knocking together pieces of metal and wood. After ...

  • Boston mayor strongly defends Olympic bid amid criticism Associated Press - 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Mayor Marty Walsh is defending Boston's 2024 Olympic bid in some of his strongest terms yet, saying that — win or lose — the pursuit of the games represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city ...

  • McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken

    McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone. The company says the chicken ...

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $.91 or 1.5 percent, to $58.31. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $7.09 or 1.1 percent, to $661.34. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are down at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.13 or .8 percent, to $16.04. General Motors Co. fell $.35 or .9 percent, to $37.46. Honda Motor Co. fell $.25 or .7 percent, ...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are down at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.15 or .6 percent, to $25.71. Snap-On fell $.83 or .6 percent, to $147.09. Stanley Works fell $.98 or 1.0 ...

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.42 or 1.2 percent, to $34.54. General Mills Inc. fell $.28 or .5 percent, to $53.20. Hormel Foods Corp. fell $.27 or .5 ...

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $.07 or .1 percent, to $126.34. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.35 or .8 percent, to $42.60. Dr Pepper Snapple fell $1.32 ...

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are down at 1 p.m.: Clorox fell $.84 or .8 percent, to $110.00. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.06 or .1 percent, to $70.62. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $.48 or .4 percent, ...

  • McDonald's Takes a Cue From Chipotle With Latest Menu Change Entrepreneur - 5 hours ago
    McDonald's Takes a Cue From Chipotle With Latest Menu Change

    The fast-food chain rolled out a new antibiotics policy in an effort to mend its reputation.

  • Apple Overtakes Samsung as the World's No. 1 Smartphone Seller Entrepreneur - 5 hours ago
    Apple Overtakes Samsung as the World's No. 1 Smartphone Seller

    The Cupertino, Calif. tech titan has stolen the South Korean electronic giant's thunder in the smartphone sales war for the first time since 2011. But upstart Xiaomi might have the most to boast about....

  • Vince Vaughn coming to a free stock image near you Entrepreneur - 5 hours ago
    Vince Vaughn coming to a free stock image near you

    Getty Images teams up with the cast of the upcoming film 'Unfinished Business.'

  • McDonald's to use chicken without human antibiotics Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    McDonald's to use chicken without human antibiotics

    McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company says the ...

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $.72 or 1.2 percent, to $58.50. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $7.00 or 1.0 percent, to $661.43. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Early Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.37 or 1.1 percent, to $34.59. General Mills Inc. fell $.33 or .6 percent, to $53.15. Hormel Foods Corp. fell $.22 or .4 ...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are down at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.96. General Motors Co. fell $.21 or .6 percent, to $37.59. Honda Motor Co. fell $.21 or .6 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are down at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.32 or 1.2 percent, to $25.54. Snap-On fell $1.57 or 1.1 percent, to $146.35. Stanley Works fell $.98 or ...

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Clorox fell $1.21 or 1.1 percent, to $109.63. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.28 or .4 percent, to $70.40. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $1.03 or .9 ...

  • Early Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are down at 10 a.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.22 or .2 percent, to $126.05. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.27 or .6 percent, to $42.68. Dr Pepper Snapple fell $.82 or ...

  • McDonald's to use chicken without certain antibiotics Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    McDonald's plans to announce it will start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk that is not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone. The announcement comes ...

  • How to Upgrade Your Work Wardrobe for Less US News - 8 hours ago

    From dress pants and pencil skirts, to pressed shirts and blazers, make sure your basics collection has pieces that fit you well and can be used to create multiple outfits. For example, instead of buying a blazer with contrast piping because it's trendy this season, stick with a classic black or gray blazer that fits you just right and can be worn with at least two or three different ensembles.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Bob Evans Farms Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Bob Evans Farms' stock is sliding in premarket trading Wednesday as the restaurant operator announced it won't sell or spin off its food products business. The company's adjusted profit for its fiscal ...

  • Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it Associated Press - 12 hours ago
    Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle. An array of ever-smaller sport-utility vehicles and SUV crossovers is going on display this week at the Geneva Auto Show. Automakers are piling ...

  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 2, 2015: Top Movies 1.Big Hero 6 2.Birdman 3.Whiplash 4.The Theory of Everything 5.Horrible Bosses 2 6.St. Vincent 7.A Most Wanted Man 8.The Hunger Games: ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.14 or .4 percent, to $34.96. General Mills Inc. fell $.02 or percent, to $53.48. Hormel Foods Corp. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were down at the close of trading: General Electric Co. fell $.25 or 1.0 percent, to $25.86. Snap-On fell $.37 or .2 percent, to $147.92. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.92 or .8 percent, to $110.84. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.33 or .5 percent, to $70.68. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies were mixed at the close of trading: Ford Motor Co. fell $.40 or 2.4 percent, to $16.17. General Motors Co. rose $.19 or .5 percent, to $37.80. Honda Motor Co. rose $.04 ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were down at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.50 or .4 percent, to $126.27. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.25 or .6 percent, to $42.95. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Popeyes CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus Associated Press - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 11:15 AM NZDT
    Popeyes CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus

    Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn't shy about sharing her opinion of competitors' chicken. The 58-year-old executive's frankness isn't surprising considering Popeyes turnaround during her tenure represents ...

  • Bob Evans misses 3Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 10:39 AM NZDT

    On a per-share basis, the New Albany, Ohio-based company said it had net income of 25 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 60 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. ...