NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes closed out their first weekly loss in a month in quiet trading Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 0.91 of a point to close at 1,649.60. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 8.60 points to 15,303, a gain of 0.1 percent. Procter & Gamble supported the Dow with an increase of 4 percent.
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Fatburger, a chain with a devoted following on the West Coast, said Friday it will sell its branded frozen beef patties in Walmart stores nationwide.
News Corp. said its board has approved plans to split its entertainment and publishing businesses into two separate companies. The company also adopted a shareholder-rights plan designed to prevent a hostile takeover in the volatile trading period after the split is complete.
U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 3.3 percent in April, buoyed by more demand for aircraft and stronger business investment. The gains suggest economic growth may be holding steady this spring.
Airlines, hotels and campgrounds are commanding higher rates and seeing more customers than a few summers ago. But for a travel industry still stinging from the Great Recession, the best it can likely hope for is another summer of steady, but slow, recovery.
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Some labor unions that initially backed President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the plan that could hurt their members.
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. asked a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways, the launch customer for Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner,” will resume commercial flights of the aircraft on Sunday, just over four months after the jets were grounded due to smoldering batteries.
It was another ugly quarter for Sears Holdings Corp. The beleaguered department-store chain reported a steeper-than-expected loss for its first quarter on slumping sales.
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is bringing back former CEO A.G. Lafley, a 33-year industry veteran, to its top post in a surprise move as the world’s largest consumer goods maker tries to improve its results globally.
Baz Luhrmann’s big screen adaption of “The Great Gatsby” is shining a spotlight on Roaring Twenties glam fashions, from drop-waist dresses and head scarves to crisp bow ties and spectator shoes. But you don’t need a wallet the size of Jay Gatsby’s to get the look.
McDonald’s was taken to task at its shareholders meeting Thursday by speakers associated with an advocacy group about its menu and marketing toward kids. Among the speakers was a 9-year-old girl who asked CEO Don Thompson to stop “tricking kids into eating your food.”
Sales of new homes rose in April to the second-highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.
Equipment maker Dover Corp. said Thursday its board has approved a plan to spin off some of its communication technologies businesses into a new publicly traded company known as Knowles Corp.
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.