| Oct 15, 2012
The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers.
In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week.
Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:54 AM
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, said it is shutting down a task force that helped draft voter ID and “stand your ground” gun legislation after major firms such as Coca Cola and Kraft cut ties with the conservative group....
| Apr 18, 2012
Paul Bogart, an Emmy Award-winning director who launched his career during the days of live television in New York and later was a prolific director on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died. He was 92.
Bogart died of age-related...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:53 AM
The cost of your morning (and midday and afternoon) buzz is falling: Folgers maker J.M. Smucker Co. is slashing coffee prices by 6% on average.
Smucker also makes Millstone and Cafe Bustelo coffee brands and licenses the Dunkin’ Donuts brands,...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Nearly every NFL team must try to keep its quarterback upright and in the pocket if it is to have success in the passing game, teams that feature rollout and scrambling types aside. The New England Patriots, who face the......
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The influence of former NFL coach Bill Parcells appears to loom large in this Super Bowl -- both Giants Coach Tom Coughlin and Patriots Coach Bill Belichick were once his assistants. But Parcells, who also coached for both franchises, says that connection...