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Business Highlights

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:58pm
___ US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
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Gold Little Changed Ahead of Fed Meeting, Jobs Data

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:37pm
Gold was little changed on Monday as traders and investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, while hazarding a guess on what U.S. jobs numbers for the month might be.
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Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:27pm
The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No.
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Ford raising prices on new aluminum-sided F-150

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:09pm
Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals.
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Herbalife Profit Falls 17% as Costs Rise

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:57pm
Herbalife, a maker of weight-loss and nutritional products, reported a 17% drop in quarterly profit as costs rose, sending its shares down 7% after the bell.
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Cruz ends hold on State Department nominees over 36-hour FAA flight ban to Israel

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:55pm
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.
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Darden CEO to leave amid Olive Garden, Red Lobster struggles; CEO, chairman roles to be split

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:52pm
Darden Restaurants says CEO and chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following the sale of Red Lobster.
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HealthSouth Beats Earnings Views, Raises Forecast

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:52pm
Hospital operator HealthSouth Corp. said Monday that second-quarter net income was $81.6 million, or 85 cents a share, compared with $159.4 million, or $1.66 a share, for the same period a year ago.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Monday

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:48pm
U.S. stocks ended little changed as traders waited for key economic and earnings reports later this week.
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Herbalife Shares Fall As Results Miss Estimates

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:47pm
Herbalife on Monday reported a second-quarter profit of $119.5 million, or $1.31 a share, compared with a profit of $143.2 million, or $1.34 a share, for the year-earlier period.
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Oil Lower on Excess Supply

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:41pm
Oil prices dipped on Monday as signs of excess supplies of North Sea and West African crude and weak demand in Europe and Asia offset fears of escalating tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.
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Figures on government spending and debt

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:32pm
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated).
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Auto parts manufacturing expansion to add 214 jobs in southwest Ohio

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:29pm
Expansion of an auto-parts manufacturing operation is expected to add 214 jobs in the southwest Ohio city of Hamilton.
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Family Dollar, Trulia, Horizon Pharma, Tyson Foods, and AcelRx are big market movers

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:29pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Family Dollar Stores Inc., up $15.08 to $75.74 The discount retailer is being bought for $8.5 billion by rival Dollar Tree, which is significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart.
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Star of 'Pawn Stars' TV show plans shopping plaza near famous Las Vegas shop to develop area

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:27pm
The co-owner of the Las Vegas shop featured in the reality show "Pawn Stars" hopes a shopping center he's proposing will lure the long lines of tourists who visit his famous store.
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Stocks finish little changed as traders await key earnings and economic news later this week

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:20pm
U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week.
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1 dead, 3 hurt in explosion at Omega Protein's Moss Point fish processing plant on Miss. coast

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:51pm
One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.
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Wheat lower,corn, oats and soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef mixed and pork higher on the CME.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:46pm
Grain futures were mosly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Duke Energy agrees to buy $1.2 billion in ElectriCities generating capacity, reducing debt

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:35pm
Duke Energy Progress has agreed to purchase the generating capacity of ElectriCities in a $1.2 billion deal expected to translate into lower power bills for thousands of eastern North Carolina residents.
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Officials: Congress will provide money to continue Savannah River Site nuclear fuel project

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:13pm
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state's congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.
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