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  • What customers can eat with McDonald’s customized menu

    (AURORA, Colo.) — Customers at a McDonald’s in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options. A McDonald’s location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the…

  • New boss of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The new leader of the Frisch’s Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy’s brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court…

  • General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to…

  • Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership

    BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back…

  • Lottery secretary’s success dwarfed by some work practices

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When it came to the bottom line, there’s no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell was a success. Under her four-and-a-half year tenure, O’Connell pushed up lottery sales to nearly…

  • This Date In Baseball

    Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA Aug. 30 1905 — Ty Cobb made his major league debut, hitting a double off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders in the Tigers’ 5-3 victory. 1910 — Tom Hughes…

  • Prices at the pump could dip below $2 per gallon this fall

    WASHINGTON– Unusually low gas prices are fueling doubts about the health of the global economy. But if you’ve filled up lately, you may not be complaining. Industry analysts say prices at the pump will continue…

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were…

  • Big Lots and Splunk are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Freeport-McMoRan Inc., up 31 cents to $10.50 Activist investor Carl Icahn…

  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of…

  • Recalls this week: Rotary tools, mowers, bicycles

    A line of rotary tools that can overheat and melt are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other products being recalled include mowers with leaky gas tanks and defective bicycles. Here’s a more detailed look:…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks edge down after 2-day surge NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting between small gains and losses in midday trading as Wall Street closes out a volatile week. Stocks fell heavily…

  • A Q&A with Wall Street’s top psychiatrist on market turmoil

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies…

  • 4 Essential apps for airfare savings

    I used to set my alarm for the middle of the night on Tuesdays to cash in on the so called “golden hour” of airfare savings. Surely my dedication to searching “best time to buy…

  • Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier…