A bitter fight to take control of one of the world's most iconic racetracks will come to a head next week when three competing teams of auto sports enthusiasts make their cases to a ruling panel.
At stake is the management of the Laguna Seca racing venue, host for almost 60 years to some of the power sports industry's most important automobile ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Swing by the headquarters of internet radio company Pandora Media these days and you might hear the executives singing the old Smokey Robinson and the Miracles classic "Shop Around".
Because what's being shopped around might be Pandora itself.
Pandora reportedly spoke with Apple and Amazon about a possible acquisition ...Read more
Verizon is reportedly nearing a deal to purchase Yahoo for close to $5 billion, bringing to an end a months-long bidding process for a now-ailing company that was once an internet trailblazer.
The sale is still being deliberated, but could be announced early next week, according to Bloomberg.
Verizon has reportedly emerged as the leading ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Mondelez International, maker of Oreo and Cadbury chocolate, likely is mounting another offer to take over chocolate giant Hershey after its $26 billion offer was rebuffed late last month, some analysts say.
Whether the global snack and confectionery company will succeed in its complicated Hershey quest or become acquired by another ...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines said its second-quarter net income dropped 44 percent to $950 million as the carrier put aside half a billion dollars to pay income taxes.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said revenues also declined 4.3 percent to $10.36 billion for the quarter, citing growing competition on domestic and international routes....Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Southwest Airlines said it canceled an additional 300 flights on Friday as it attempts to get its operations back on track following a computer outage on Wednesday.
The Dallas-based carrier said its technology systems have been fully restored but it has displaced flight crews that led to the additional cancellations. The ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Gillette, the largest U.S. razor brand, has advertised its blades as cutting-edge technology with images of fighter jets and names such as Mach and Fusion.
Dollar Shave Club, an industry upstart, has made ads featuring dancing bears and its chief executive describing his bodily functions.
This week, Dollar Shave Club proved the ...Read more
It was a Democratic tactician who once offered this now-timeless piece of political strategy: "It's the economy, stupid." Twenty-four years later, and with a different Clinton poised to receive the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in the week ahead, the economy remains the most important issue to American voters.
Yes, terrorism, ...Read more
Nothing More, Nothing Less [Kindle Edition]Ashley Dukart
When Brandon finds that his mother committed suicide, he blames himself for her decision. His guilt drives his young life into a downward spiral of drugs, drug-dealing, and violent repercussions when his “business partners” don’t get what they want. Haunted by the...
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee-based Joy Global Inc. is being acquired by Komatsu Ltd., the second-biggest mining and construction equipment maker in the world, for $2.89 billion.
Komatsu will pay $28.30 a share in cash, it said Thursday in a statement, an offer 20 percent higher than Joy's closing price the day before. It will be Komatsu's biggest-...Read more
SEATTLE -- Boeing said Thursday it will take more than $2 billion in after-tax write-offs on three jet programs.
The biggest is a non-cash after-tax charge of $847 million ($1.33 per share) it attributed to two of the first 787 test-flight aircraft it has decided not to refurbish and sell.
Nearly is large is an $814 million after-tax charge ($...Read more
DETROIT -- Now that General Motors' $2.9 billion second-quarter earnings have blown away Wall Street expectations, coming up with an encore won't be easy.
Britain's departure from the European Union will slow an impressive recovery by about $400 million in the second half of 2016, the company said Thursday.
Yes, CEO Mary Barra has acted boldly...Read more
Sandra Collins (used to) fight the cellulite battle for as long as she can remember. The odd thing is she has always been fit and healthy, going to the gym for the last 10 years, lifting weights and following gym programs. However, her cellulite never seem to go away no matter what until she came across...
NEW YORK -- In the end, Fox News is Rupert Murdoch's baby, and now that it's in trouble, he will take care of it.
In a corporate move that no one saw coming, Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, was named acting chairman of Fox News after the resignation of Roger Ailes, amid charges of sexual harassing female employees at the ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Starbucks' sales growth, which had been on a tear last year but started showing signs of slowing last quarter, slid even more last quarter.
Sales at stores open at least a year grew 4 percent globally in the quarter ended June 26. That compares with 7 percent growth in the same quarter a year ago, and 6 percent in the previous ...Read more
After more than a week of teasing about its existence, Elon Musk revealed the second part of his "master product plan" for Tesla on Wednesday evening. Or, as he calls it, "part deux."
In a blog post published on the automaker's website, Musk introduced a multiyear, four-pronged strategy that includes new kinds of Tesla vehicles, expanded solar ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration went to court Thursday to block two major health insurance mergers, siding with consumer advocates and medical groups worried that the consolidation of large national health plans could lead to higher premiums.
The move by the Justice Department, which has been expected for weeks, will prevent Anthem Inc.'...Read more
Q: I recently put an 18-inch scratch on the rear passenger side door of my 2015 Subaru Outback. It is a fairly narrow scratch, but down to the metal in a few spots. Estimates from body shops ranged from $1,300 to $1,600 and would include removing both doors and the side quarter panel and repainting the whole passenger side of the car. They said ...Read more
What separates Acura's NSX sports car from its rivals is heritage.
Acura built the first NSX to challenge the best speedsters of Europe even though the Honda luxury brand lacked a racing pedigree.
For 2017, the all-new NSX possesses the stoic classicism and remarkable performance of its forbearer but just happens to be an all-wheel drive, gas-...Read more
Q: I live in a community with a homeowner's association. The board hired unlicensed workers to paint and replace fences. The city then cited our association with a code violation and a fairly substantial fine. There is also the expense to fix the issue. The board members want to pass the fines along to the homeowners who live close to those ...Read more
Elon Musk revealed Part 2 of his "master product plan" for Tesla on Wednesday evening.
In a blog post published on Tesla's website, Musk introduced a multi-year, four-pronged strategy that includes new kinds of Tesla vehicles, expanded solar initiatives, updates on Tesla's Autopilot technology and a ride-sharing program.
Some surmised that the...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Panera is suing a former information technology executive who joined rival restaurant chain Papa John's, alleging the employee misappropriated trade secrets related to its technology initiatives.
Panera, headquartered in suburban St. Louis, sued former Panera IT executive Michael Nettles and his new employer Papa John's ...Read more