Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay

NEW YORK — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.
By Mae Anderson

Articles from the Business section archive

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

New deal to replace McDonald's Dollar Menu

McDonald's strikes on replacement for Dollar Menu: 'McPick' 2 items for $2.
By Candice Choi

Marriott buys rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott buys Starwood for $12.2 billion, creating global hotel chain of unrivaled scope.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs in US

WAUKON, Iowa - The $10 billion egg industry in care of 270 million hens that lay eggs for food is figuring out how to overhaul a deeply entrenched model of raising chickens in ...
By David Pitt

FanDuel, DraftKings embrace 'gambling' label overseas

BOSTON — Top daily fantasy sports companies fiercely reject the idea that their industry should be considered gambling in the United States. But FanDuel and Draft­Kings are OK with that ...
By Philip Marcelo

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

Scuttlebiz's creator back for another tour of duty

Scuttlebiz has a new face. Sort of. Some longtime readers might remember me from the decade I spent as a business reporter and editor from 1998-2008.
By Damon Cline

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Daily fantasy sports companies turn to NY court

The country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies filed court papers on Friday in New York, asking a judge to stop the state attorney general's efforts to shut down their operations and ...
By Jake Pearson

New rules on produce safety aim to prevent foodborne illnesses

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe.
By Mary Clare Jalonick

Day Planner

Business events to fill your week.

How high-yield bonds became a source of worry for stocks

NEW YORK — How upended have the rules of investing become? How’s this: Investors are talking about whether problems in the market for corporate bonds may spill over into stocks and drag down their ...
By Stan Choe

On the Move

On the Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month. Restaurant and online spending improved, whiled auto sales dropped.
By Josh Boak

Growing web of pipelines spawns resistance

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Carolyn and Ian Reilly left Florida’s sprawl in 2010 to farm in rural Virginia, raising cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a year ago, they learned a pipeline would slice through ...
By Steve Szkotak

Rings and pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated

HELSINKI - After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.
By Matti Huuhtanen

Holiday car deals move earlier: 4 things to consider

Holiday car deals move earlier in November: 4 things to consider if you're in the market.
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Midsize brewers' stuck in middle of mega merger

LONDON — Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg are storied brewers that trace their roots back hundreds of years. But the merger of their two biggest competitors leaves such midsize brewers ...
By Danica Kirka

Agency rejects cancer centers' push

ATLANTA - A national cancer treatment chain seeking permission to treat more Geor­gia patients was stopped short Thursday after staunch opposition from the state's influential hospital ...
By Kathleen Foody

Wilson announces bill to alter national labor board

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., announced a new piece of legislation Thursday that he says will provide much needed protections for all South Carolina businesses, from individually franchised hotels ...
By Mike Rosier

No empty nest: Young women live with Mom & Dad like it's 1940

Young women are living with their parents or relatives at a rate not seen since 1940 as more millennial women put off marriage, attend college and face high living expenses.
By Sarah Sidmore Sell

Columbia County businesses honored

The Columbia County Development Authority recognized four companies Wednesday for civic and economic contributions.
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