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At College Football Games, Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats

57 minutes ago (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:07:38 EDT)

Declining attendance by students at college football games reflects soaring ticket prices, more lopsided matches and the proliferation of televised games.

NLRB Case Tests Who Employs Contract Workers

5 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:56:29 EDT)

The National Labor Relations Board is considering action that would makes businesses more responsible for contract workers.

Currency Spat Strands Venezuela Fliers

1 hour ago (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:03:53 EDT)

With Venezuela holding back on releasing $3.8 billion in airline-ticket revenue because of strict currency controls, Delta, American and other airlines have slashed service to Venezuela by half since January.

State Licensing Boards Under Fire From Within

1 hour ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:45:59 EDT)

The Supreme Court will take up an antitrust case this fall that could curb the proliferation of state licenses, a top worry for U.S. small-business owners and entrepreneurs.

Nike's Tennis Match: Roger Federer and Michael Jordan

1 hour ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:57:58 EDT)

Nike arranged for former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan to attend Tuesday's match as part of a promotion for Roger Federer's new line of shoes.

Tough Lesson for Textbook Publishers

3 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:45:47 EDT)

Debt-weary college and grad students are opting for cheaper or even free textbook versions, forcing major publishers to revamp their business models.

Food Producers to Offer Data on Chemical Additives

5 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:54:03 EDT)

Big food producers are moving to try to head off criticism of how they use additives, with a main industry group saying it plans to give more information to regulators about how companies determine the safety of the thousands of chemicals and other ingredients in processed foods.

Alibaba's Results Jump Ahead of IPO

3 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:34:48 EDT)

Alibaba reported big growth in revenue from mobile devices, which may bolster its case next month when the Chinese e-commerce giant begins to pitch investors on its long-awaited initial public offering.

Qantas Carves Out Long-Haul Unit

2 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:43:35 EDT)

Qantas Airways laid the groundwork for a deep-pocketed foreign investor to take a stake in its international business after booking a record loss.

Satellite Firms Get New Iran Waiver

3 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:21:32 EDT)

The U.S. gave European satellite companies Intelsat and Eutelsat Communications another six months to win back Iran's business lost after lawmakers barred them from transmitting Iranian programming.

Judge Denies Apple Request for Injunction Against Samsung

1 hour ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:41:28 EDT)

A federal judge denied a request from Apple to bar Samsung from selling smartphones and tablets in the U.S. that infringe on Apple patents.

Lion Capital to Name American Apparel Director

5 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:23:44 EDT)

Lion Capital told American Apparel that the investment is exercising its right to fill one of the two vacant seats it controls on the fashion company's board.

Kia Plans Mexican Car Plant

4 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:58:53 EDT)

Kia Motors is proposing to build a more than $1 billion car assembly plant in Mexico, accelerating the country into the top ranks of global automotive producers.

Time Warner Cable Recovers From Widespread Outages

1 hour ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:12:28 EDT)

Time Warner Cable said service was largely restored as of early Wednesday morning following an outage of Internet and on demand services in all of its markets.

GM to Make Cadillac SRX in U.S.

4 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:49:27 EDT)

General Motors said it would invest as much as $185 million to build small engines at its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant and move production of its Cadillac SRX crossover vehicle to the facility from Mexico.

Germany's Renewable Energy Bet

12 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:09:30 EDT)

Many companies worry the cost of Germany's mammoth, trillion-euro plan to wean the country off nuclear and fossil fuels by midcentury will undermine the country's competitiveness.

BMW, Daimler Unveil Bulletproof Cars

4 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:55:05 EDT)

Murder and kidnapping are less common than they used to be in Russia, but Moscow is still where the world's top auto makers like showing off their latest bulletproof cars.

Tyson to Sell Unit to Clear Hillshire Deal

5 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:19:46 EDT)

Tyson agreed to divest its sow-purchasing business to alleviate antitrust concerns about its impending $7.7 billion takeover of Hillshire Brands under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Guess Cuts Outlook As Fall Collection Disappoints

8 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:03:39 EDT)

Guess warned its fall retail collection hasn't seen the traction it expected with consumers, prompting the apparel retailer to lower its outlook for the year.

Williams-Sonoma Sales Improve

8 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:46:59 EDT)

Williams-Sonoma's fiscal second-quarter sales improved, but the high-end home retailer's forecast for the current quarter fell short of Wall Street expectations.

Fonterra Seeks Tie-up With Chinese Baby-Food Maker

7 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:49:00 EDT)

New Zealand's Fonterra Co-Operative Group and Hangzhou Beingmate Group announced a partnership aimed at meeting rising demand for infant formula in China.

New Diageo Campaign Markets Guinness to Younger Africans

5 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:23:37 EDT)

Diageo PLC is pitching Guinness to younger drinkers across Africa in an attempt to revive sales of the Irish stout, which have stalled in the past year as the continent's economies have sputtered.

Dupont Settles Over Toxic Gas Leaks

8 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:51:57 EDT)

DuPont agreed to pay $1.28 million to resolve alleged violations tied to hazardous chemical leaks at a West Virginia chemical plant that left one DuPont worker dead.

Lear to Buy Eagle Ottawa for $850 Million

8 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:41:35 EDT)

Lear Corp. said it has agreed to acquire Eagle Ottawa LLC, the world's largest supplier of premium automotive leather, for $850 million in a move that boosts the company's core automotive-seating business.

Shell Canada May Not Meet Waste Targets

4 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:17:59 EDT)

The head of Royal Dutch Shell's Canadian unit said the company may not be able to meet targets for reducing toxic wastes from oil sands.

Delta Human Resources and Labor Executive to Retire

10 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:57:58 EDT)

Mike Campbell, Delta Air's executive vice president of human resources and labor relations since 2006, will retire Oct. 1, the company said Wednesday.

Elizabeth Arden to Evaluate Offer

11 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:03:55 EDT)

Elizabeth Arden Inc. said that investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital have commenced a partial tender offer to acquire up to 20% of the company's shares.

Telefónica May Sweeten Bid for GVT

7 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:08:05 EDT)

Vivendi's board is slated to meet Thursday to discuss an $8.8 billion offer for its Brazilian unit, GVT, by Spanish telecom giant Telefónica, amid expectations of a rival bid from Telecom Italia.

Tiffany Profit Rises on Strong Sales

9 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:17:26 EDT)

Tiffany said its fiscal second-quarter profit increased 16% as the Americas and Asian-Pacific regions drove sales higher.

Brown-Forman's Profit Rises 5% on Jack Daniel's Brand

5 hours ago (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:26:11 EDT)

Brown-Forman said its first-quarter profit rose 5%, driven by strong sales growth of its Jack Daniel's brand and higher sales in emerging markets.