| May 31, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dumped its membership in conservative advocacy group ALEC ahead of what is expected to be a contentious annual shareholders meeting.
The American Legislative Exchange Council, known for its role-shaping controversial legislation, has...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Pfizer Inc., the largest drug maker in the U.S., is planning to spin off its animal health unit into a separate company, named Zoetis, that will be partially owned by shareholders.
Let’s deal with the name first. Zoetis derives from the root "zo,"...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:58 AM
For all the grief the glitchy Facebook IPO has caused Nasdaq (or is it the other way around?), the exchange operator has still managed to woo major companies away from its competitor, the New York Stock Exchange.
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.’s newest...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:19 AM
[For the record, June 25, 2012: The photo used with this post was originally identified as being from Bue Diamond. It should be attributed to Diamond Foods.]
Diamond Foods Inc. is in a crunch -- and not the kind that the Bay Area maker of Kettle Chips...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:14 AM
It’s not the stack of six crème patties that’s whipped up a frenzy at Oreo’s official Facebook page: It’s that together, they form a rainbow in celebration of gay pride.
The image of the multi-layered Kraft cookie appears above...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Starbucks this week launched its new Verismo single-cup machine for the coffee-buzzed public as a chain known for its cafes continues to expand into new business venues.
Now selling exclusively on Verismo.com, the high-pressure technology uses pods of...
| Sep 25, 2012
The fans have spoken. Did you hear the cursing chant from Baltimore? When the Ravens faithful had finally endured enough of the NFL's arrogance Sunday, they rained a unified two-syllable expletive down upon the fake officials that walloped millions of...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Chick-fil-A is “very much supportive of the family,” according to Dan Cathy, president of the popular fast food chain. That is, “the biblical definition of the family unit,” he said.
And that doesn’t include Adam and Steve,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:20 AM
One year after New York made same-sex marriage legal in the state, a report backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg found that the Marriage Equality Act boosted the economy by $259 million in NYC alone.
At least 8,200 same-sex marriage licenses...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:41 PM
ESPN's "Octomom" family of networks hopes you enjoy this year's cavalcade of commercials and center snaps as it furiously tries to secure the two games it doesn't broadcast.
Conspicuously missing from the lineup is Ohio State (12-0) vs. Louisiana Tech...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Children’s pockets everywhere are safer and parents are breathing a sigh of relief now that Cadbury UK has created a form of chocolate resistant to melting.
The sweets maker, owned by American company Kraft, tested the chocolate against its...