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  • NEW YORK— Whirlpool will buy the coin-operated laundry equipment maker American Dryer Corp. for an undisclosed sum, the company said Monday. American Dryer is based in Fall River, Massachusetts, and it has about 230 employees. Whirlpool Corp. expects to complete the acquisition in early July.

  • Whitbread CEO Harrison to leave as profits surge Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:25 AM ET

    UK hotel and coffee shop operator Whitbread said on Tuesday its chief executive Andy Harrison would retire by next February.

  • The first, to which Wednesday's statement of objections relates, concerns the way in which Google allegedly positions its Google Shopping service above rivals' services, irrespective of its merits. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, a Danish liberal, said Wednesday's decision to focus on Google's shopping service does not preclude following up...

  • Has the backlash for Jay Z's Tidal already begun? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    Celebrity-backed streaming service Tidal has already sailed in to choppy waters, with Twitter users already complaining about its cost & piracy risk.

  • Drink up: Weak US imports hit Scotch whisky sales Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

    The value of Scotch whisky exports dropped 7 percent in 2014, according to a prominent industry organization.

  • Should you join Uber and the on-demand economy? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone

    There are opportunities for entrepreneurs to join Uber and other on-demand platforms and offer services, but are the high fees worth it?

  • What the Expedia-Orbitz deal means for you Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Orbitz and Expedia

    Expedia's blockbuster purchase of Orbitz represents a dramatic move in the larger, ongoing battle for travelers' dollars. NBC News reports.

  • CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index represents private service industry companies raising the most capital through equity crowdfunding.

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Vice Average Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Casino gambling

    This list represents the largest capital commitments raised by private U.S. companies actively listed on equity crowdfunding platforms.

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance 50 Index Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The CNBC Crowdfinance 50 Index lists the most active private companies raising capital through the use of equity crowdfunding platforms.

  • Who is McDonald’s new British CEO? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Don Thompson, left, and Steve Easterbrook

    Watford, a commuter town outside London, doesn’t seem like the most natural birthplace for the new head of quintessentially American McDonald’s.

  • Pricey Singapore: Savvy shoppers go online Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:46 PM ET
    Shoppers wait at a pedestrian junction to cross a road, in Singapore,

    Cost conscious shoppers in Singapore, one of the world's most expensive cities, are increasingly shopping online to take advantage of lower prices.

  • Keep an eye on these emerging market cities Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.

  • Investors bet on the world's newest middle class Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    A customer browses men's shoes in the footwear department inside a Truworths International Ltd. fashion store in Sandton, South Africa

    Experts reveal which sectors in Africa are poised to make headway, and how investors are tapping in.

  • ISM services index jumps to 3-month high Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee helps a guest at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

    A gauge of growth in the U.S. services sector rose more than expected in November even as its employment component dipped.

  • Uber on Nevada: '1,000 jobs just disappeared' Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    Lyft and Uber ridesharing car apps

    Uber on Thursday heavily criticized a court decision that stopped its operations in Nevada and said it would not be giving up on the state.

  • Carl Icahn raises stake in car rental company Hertz Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist investor Carl Icahn raised his stake in U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to 10.77 percent from 8.48 percent.

  • Burberry, Mulberry shares slide as prospects wane Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:18 AM ET
    Burberry store at London's Heathrow Airport

    British luxury brand Burberry posted a 15 percent rise in retail revenue in its first half, reflecting a strong performance across all regions.

  • Cities, taxis and airports pump rideshare's brakes Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are butting heads with regulators over laws that they claim are outdated and hurt their companies.

  • L'Oreal settles over ads that FTC called deceptive Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission banned cosmetic company L'Oreal from making claims about anti-aging without offering scientific proof.