Business

Latest

  • Before & After: A look at McDonald’s grilled chicken

    McDonald’s says it’s simplifying the recipe for its grilled chicken in the latest sign the chain is trying to keep up with changing tastes. Here’s a look at the ingredient lists for the new grilled…

  • Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder Robert Schuller ailing

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A daughter of the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist who founded the world-famous Crystal Cathedral, says her father is ailing and could be in his final days.…

  • US construction spending falls for second month in February

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending slipped for the second month in February, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building. Construction spending fell 0.1 percent in February after a revised 1.7 percent drop…

  • 2015 GMC Canyon grows larger and better

    The GMC Canyon pickup truck is sizable, powerful, capable and attractively styled for 2015, but it’s still smaller than a full-size, half-ton truck. That’s a good thing, because the new, mid-size Canyon is a fine…

  • Israel reports successful test of missile-defense system

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials say a joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense system has successfully passed a new test and is expected to be operational next year. The Defense Ministry said the David’s Sling system had…

  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. The world’s largest retailer and America’s…

  • Bondholders offer $2B boost for Puerto Rico power company

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of U.S. bondholders is offering $2 billion to help boost the finances and infrastructure of Puerto Rico’s power company amid fears it will go bankrupt. Wednesday’s announcement…

  • Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s air traffic controllers’ union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country’s air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle increasing number of tourist…

  • Wal-Mart seeks assist from its suppliers to lower prices

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising spending in its stores as it seeks better prices on goods that it sells to its own customers. The request comes as…

  • A look at Iran’s various nuclear assets

    A look at Iran’s nuclear assets: ___ ENRICHMENT SITES At the oldest and largest uranium enrichment site, in Natanz, about 260 kilometers (160 miles) southeast of Tehran, an underground hall can hold up to 50,000…

  • Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers

    SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami’s skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the…

  • NuVasive CEO Lukianov resigns after reimbursement probe

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spinal device maker NuVasive says Chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after the board concluded he didn’t follow expense reimbursement and personnel policies. NuVasive says Lukianov resigned Saturday after an investigation…

  • Mexican oil rig burns off coast, 1 dead

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire that broke out Wednesday at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed one worker and injured 16, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said. Petroleos Mexicanos said…

  • Businesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the…

  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates’ two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday…