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Report: Petco Begins Merger Talks With PetSmart

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:19pm
Petco Holdings Inc is exploring the possibility of being acquired by PetSmart Inc, according to people familiar with the matter, in a merger that could create a company that accounts for 30 percent of U.S. pet specialty supplies stores.
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American, Delta CEOs try to convince Kerry that Middle East airlines are unfair competitors

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:13pm
The CEOs of American Airlines and Delta Air Lines met with Secretary of State John Kerry as they stepped up their fight against what they say is unfair competition from the three biggest Middle East airlines.
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Uber defiantly launches St. Louis ride-hailing service, sues regulators on antitrust claims

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:10pm
Uber muscled its popular ride-hailing service into the St. Louis market Friday without the blessings of local taxicab regulators, whom Uber simultaneously sued for allegedly trying to block it and the competition it brings.
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Wheat higher and corn, oats and soybeans lower on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:54pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Environmentalists expanding legal campaign to stop coal mining over climate change

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:27pm
Boosted by a recent victory in Colorado, an environmental group is expanding its legal campaign to try stop coal mining over climate change by challenging permits for some of the largest mines in the West.
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Suffocation added to USDA's bird flu euthanasia methods if virus returns in commercial flocks

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:24pm
A new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours.
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Even if the central bank hikes rates later this year, managers still see bond funds holding up

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:18pm
Relief washed over the bond market this week after the Federal Reserve decided to hold off on hiking interest rates.
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Oil Ends Lower As Fed Decision Ups Worries About Energy Demand

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:39pm
Oil futures settled sharply lower on Friday as the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates raised concerns over the U.S. economy and the outlook for energy demand.
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Seminal work by artist Kazimir Malevich going on the auction block, could sell for up to $45M

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:28pm
An auction will feature a painting by Kazimir Malevich (MAL'-ih-vihch) that was returned to the artist's heirs after a half-century in an Amsterdam museum.
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California company recalls soft cheeses after they are linked to death in Ohio, illnesses

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:27pm
A California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country and a death in Ohio.
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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:26pm
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide.
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The Who postpones 50th-anniversary tour; Roger Daltrey has viral meningitis

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:25pm
Fans of The Who in North America are going to have to wait to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.
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EPA Says VW Intentionally Violates Clean Air Standards

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:24pm
The EPA ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 VW and Audi diesel cars that the agency said are intentionally violating clean air laws by using software that evades emissions standards.
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Recalls this week include bed handles, roasting pans, water bottles, mobiles, Segway chargers

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:19pm
More than 100,000 bed handles intended to assist older or disabled adults are being recalled after they were linked to three deaths due to a potential strangulation hazard.
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Gold Futures Settle 3.1% Higher For The Week

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:14pm
Gold futures finished with a sharp gain on Friday, up 3.1% for the week in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.
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Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group buying 4 TV stations in North Dakota for $44 million

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:06pm
Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group is buying four CBS-affiliated TV stations in North Dakota from Reiten Television for $44 million, a company official said Friday.
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Goldman Sachs Sees Limited Impact Of Fed Rate Hike On Emerging Markets

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 1:57pm
A Federal Reserve interest-rate hike, when it happens, is likely to have a limited impact on emerging markets given that an eventual tightening of the U.S. monetary policy had been widely anticipated, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
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Shares of copper producer Freeport-McMoRan fall as it announces another $1 billion stock sale

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 1:51pm
Freeport-McMoRan said that it may sell another $1 billion of its own shares after the copper producer completed a similar stock sale on Friday.
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APNewsBreak: UK firm asking if its drug is in Arkansas execution plan; state cites secrecy law

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 1:39pm
A British pharmaceutical company that told Arkansas not to use its products during executions is trying to determine if the state plans to use them anyway, but prison officials are dismissing inquiries about the drug by citing a new law that makes all execution policies an official state secret.
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