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Business McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally
McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.
Business Unemployment rises in most U.S. states in July Unemployment rises in most U.S. states in July
Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work.
Business U.S. homebuilder confidence rises in August U.S. homebuilder confidence rises in August
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
Business Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets
Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.
Business China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses
China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.
Business Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
Business GET strike over, bus service to resume Tuesday GET strike over, bus service to resume Tuesday (Video)
The labor strike that kept city buses off the roads for a month ended this weekend with the sides coming to agreement on a new three-year contract. Bus service will resume Tuesday morning, and all rides will be free until Sept. 1.
Business Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.
Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.
Business GET official: Tentative deal struck to end bus strike GET official: Tentative deal struck to end bus strike
Golden Empire Transit District spokeswoman Gina Hayden said late Friday that negotiating teams have struck a tentative deal to end a labor strike that has kept city buses off roadways since July 15.
Business California regulators approve PG&E rate hike California regulators approve PG&E rate hike
California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016.