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Apple's profit up 33% in 2Q

China revenue grew 71 percent

Subscriber onlyApple Inc. posted a 33 percent jump in profit last quarter, fueled by strong demand for the iPhone and sales growth in China. Continue reading...

Resin pellets achieve 'closed loop'

Olivet meeting Wal-Mart’s sustainability, ‘USA’ goals

Subscriber onlyA focus on sustainability and a commitment to manufacturing products in the U.S. are among the missions Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asks its suppliers to pursue. Continue reading...

Starbucks snag shows retail's evolution

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. Continue reading...

LA-area ports hit by driver walkout

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their wages and employee status, only months after another West Coast labor conflict cost major delays in billions of dollars of trade. Continue reading...

ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling from FiOS lineup

Subscriber onlyESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. Continue reading...

Stocks slump after week of gains

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- U.S. stocks slumped Monday as investors looked ahead to a flood of earnings reports this week. Continue reading...

Burger King's sales jump a spicy 6.9%

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- The home of the Whopper enjoyed its biggest sales jump in nearly a decade in the U.S. and Canada during the first quarter, helped by a pricier new flavor of its signature burger and an ongoing two for $5 promotion. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyCrops' supply glut keeps investors away Continue reading...

State's rice, proximity called ideal for Cuba

Subscriber onlyTo Carl Brothers of Stuttgart-based Riceland Foods Inc., Cuba is perfectly situated to take advantage of U.S.-grown rice rather than having it shipped thousands of miles from Asian nations such as Vietnam. Continue reading...

5 stores' closings: 1 battle in a war?

Unions on quest for retail workers

Subscriber onlyClaims that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shut down five stores across the country to squash labor protests have been disputed by the retailer. Continue reading...

Comcast largesse, lobbyists fall short

Subscriber onlyComcast Corp. spends more than any other company lobbying Washington. Its chief executive has golfed with President Barack Obama. Its executives raise cash for Democrats -- all for when they need something in return. Continue reading...

Microsoft's moves toward cloud begin to show results

Subscriber onlySAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft is changing its business. The question has been whether it's changing fast enough. Continue reading...

Snapchat writes new chapter with Stories

Subscriber onlyThousands of revelers descended on the Coachella music festival this month to rock out to their favorite bands and party day and night. But a far bigger audience from around the world -- at least 40 million -- joined in remotely through video snippets from Snapchat. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyMassmart sees oil prices hurting retail Continue reading...

Lower wages, tariff breaks luring automakersto Mexico

Subscriber onlyDETROIT -- Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that not only has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada but also has kept car and truck prices in check for consumers. Continue reading...

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