McDonald's, KFC in China face new food safety scare

BEIJING - McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.
By Joe McDonald

Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke lags

Coke sales miss Wall Street expectations as Diet Coke remains soft.

Kimberly-Clark reports $509 million Q2 profit

Kimberly-Clark reported a profit of $509 million down from $526 million a year earlier.

Club Car parent company reports $306 million profit

Ingersoll-Rand, owner of Club Car, reported lower Q2 earnings on restructuring costs.

McDonald's profit slips; US sales decline

McDonald's profit slips as US sales continue to suffer.

Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

Verizon 2Q profit increases 93 percent thanks to Vodafone deal, tops forecast.

Netflix earnings more than double

SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's quarter earnings more than doubled as the Internet video service surpassed 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
By Michael Liedtke

Gay, transgender workers gain bias protection

WASHINGTON - President Obama ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the government and companies holding federal contracts.
By Nedra Pickler

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

WASHINGTON - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy.
By Seth Borenstein

Upper-level jobs harder to come by

While the labor market continues on an upward trend, job seekers looking for an upper-level position might find themselves left out in the cold.
By Jenna Martin

New chief begins at SRNS

Just six weeks into her new job, Carol Johnson, the new chief of Savannah River Site's primary contractor, has her eye on the site's half-century old infrastructure and aging workforce.
By Meg Mirshak

Biz Bits

Faye Davis was named top relocation agent for May by Century 21 Larry Miller Realty

Restaurant inspections

Search databases of the latest restaurant inspection reports for Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.

Construction roundup

Construction Maintenance Co.; B&S Machine Tool Co., 158 Old Wagener Road, Aiken; commercial building, $125,000

On The Move

Amy Cook is a new residential sales agent at Meybohm Realtors.

Biz Bits

Ray Chadwick was appointed to the Georgia Commission of Dispute Resolution by the Supreme Court of Georgia. He is with Chadwick Mediation Services LLC.