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Starbucks working on plan to let Lyft drivers, riders earn rewards points

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:34pm
Starbucks says people will soon be able earn rewards points by using the ride-hailing service Lyft, a move intended to further expand the universe of its loyalty program.
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Cigna Shares Rally On Report Of Anthem Buyout

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:33pm
Cigna Corp. shares jumped in the extended session Wednesday on a report that Anthem Inc. is near a deal to buy the health insurer.
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IRS Targeted Mainstream Conservatives

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:26pm
Judicial Watch Wednesday announced that IRS scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond tea party organizations and included higher profile groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads GPS, associated with former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove.
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USDA scientists develop bird flu vaccine that works on chickens and is being tested on turkeys

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:25pm
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it protects turkeys.
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Oil Falls, Settles Below $50 a Barrel

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:16pm
The Dow fell nearly a half percent Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to sink it in the red for the year.
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Is Campbell’s Soup Back in the Game?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:06pm
Campbell’s Soup has a fresh new plan to simplify their recipes and ditch artificial ingredients by the end of 2018.
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Oregon group offers $13.50 minimum wage proposal, competing with separate $15 campaign

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:04pm
A group of labor unions and liberal activist groups said Wednesday it will push to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $13.50, opening a divide with an existing group that's been pushing for a $15 wage floor.
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Gov. Snyder agrees with review, determines financial emergency exists in Wayne County

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:02pm
Michigan's most populous county moved a step closer to state oversight Wednesday after Gov. Rick Snyder determined that Wayne County — which is home to the city of Detroit — is in a financial emergency.
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Discover 2Q profits drop 7 percent, due to higher expenses; beats analyst expectations

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:59pm
Discover Financial Services reported a 7 percent drop in second-quarter earnings Wednesday, due largely to higher expenses.
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Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke coal ash lawsuit; issues still remain

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:25pm
A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.
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LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment scores TV, movie deal with Warner Bros.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:17pm
LeBron James is setting his sights beyond the basketball court.
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Feds Say ID Protector LifeLock Violated $12M Settlement

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:16pm
The U.S. government says identity theft protection company LifeLock spent years violating a $12 million settlement for misrepresenting the protection it provides for customers.
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Schumer: Feds pick Rochester for big photonics center senator calls 'game-changer' for city

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:02pm
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says the Department of Defense has picked Rochester as the location for a sought-after manufacturing institute focused on the field of photonics.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:01pm
U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, weighed down by Apple, Microsoft and other technology companies.
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Leader of Delta pilots' union will resign; move follows rejection of company contract offer

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:00pm
The head of the pilots' union at Delta Air Lines is resigning.
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Daily Transcript of San Diego to close after nearly 130 years in newspaper business

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:57pm
The Daily Transcript of San Diego said Wednesday it will publish its last edition Sept. 1, ending a nearly 130-year run in the newspaper business.
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Federal disaster declaration sought to get help for Illinois farmers' flooded fields

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:57pm
Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Illinois plan to seek a federal disaster declaration to make farmers with flood-damaged crops eligible for assistance, as flood warnings persist along several state waterways, including the Illinois River.
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Lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment to proceed while unit is in bankruptcy, judge rules

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:53pm
A Chicago bankruptcy judge says he won't stop pending lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. while its debt-heavy subsidiary is in bankruptcy.
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Qualcomm Shares Slip On Outlook

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:38pm
Qualcomm Inc. shares slipped in the extended session Wednesday after the chip maker's weak outlook countered a realignment plan and earnings that topped Wall Street estimates.
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Report: Kentucky needs accountability in $900 million workforce development spending

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:28pm
The government spends $900 million a year to train Kentucky workers, yet just 8 percent of employers say the state's workforce has "good skills" according to a new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
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