Growth - but not expansion - in US Internet gambling market

Internet gambling market growing - but not expanding - in United States after 2 1/2 years.
By Wayne Parry

How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off

Going green: Small changes can often make a green home remodel pay off faster.
By Alex Veiga

Airplanes wait longer on ground

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October

ASHINGTON - Consumer spending posted a modest 0.1 percent increase for a second month in a row in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.
By Martin Crutsinger

Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics

AP Interview: Coke executive addresses company's 'adversarial' relationship with critics.
By Candice Choi Associated Press

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slides to 3.95 percent

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 3.95 pct.; 15-year loan unchanged at 3.18 percent.
By Josh Boak

Economic growth revised upward for 3rd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked goods at a stronger pace than first thought.
By Martin Crutsinger

E-mails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But e-mails show the company was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network. 
By Candice Choi

Gas prices keep dropping

ATLANTA - Heading over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house will be less costly this Thanksgiving, AAA said Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

Consolation prize: Forced to open on Thanksgiving, independent retailers expect to be busy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Articles from the Business section archive

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Paris attacks might renew encryption debate

So far, there's no hard evidence that the Paris extremists relied on encrypted communications to plan the attacks that left 129 people dead. But it wouldn't be a surprise if they did.
By Bree Fowler and Michael Liedtke

Deal will make Marriott world's largest hotel chain

Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger.
By Scott Mayerowitz

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
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Scuttlebiz: Employees get perks for working on holiday

Did you work Thanksgiving Day? If so, you were in good company. More than a third of companies in Bloomberg BNA's annual employer survey scheduled some employees to work the holiday.
By Damon Cline
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