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  • McDonald's Sales Rise 6.9% in April Friday, 8 May 2009 | 8:24 AM ET
    McDonald's

    McDonald's Corp reported a 6.9 percent rise in April sales at restaurants open at least 13 months, as strength in the United States helped offset the impact of the stronger dollar.

  • More Consumers Fall Behind on Credit Card Payments Monday, 4 May 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Consumers fell further behind on their credit card bills in March even as lenders worked to reduce their exposure to delinquency and default, a top credit bureau executive told Reuters.

  • Getting Laid Off? They’ve Got You Covered Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street.

    More companies like Ford, GM and JetBlue are throwing a lifeline to laid off customers with refunds or payment protection.

  • MGM Mirage Gets Waiver to Avoid Loan Default Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 5:54 PM ET

    MGM Mirage says it has received a waiver from lenders on its $7 billion senior credit facility to avoid defaulting on loans

  • MGM Mirage Not Discussing Asset Sales: Source Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 5:46 PM ET

    MGM Mirage is not in discussions at the moment to sell any of its properties, though it remains open to offers, according to a person familiar with the situation.

  • Online Coupons Click With Companies Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 3:27 PM ET
    Coupons.com said they issued $300 million worth of coupons in 2008.

    Retailers, fast food restaurants and consumer goods manufacturers are seeing a strong response as frugal consumers try to weather the economic downtown.

  • Toy Makers Relaunching Classic Brands Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    Looking to cash in on nostalgia, many companies are updating hit dolls and games of the past to appeal to a new generation of kids.

  • Valentine's Day Less Sweet For Restaurants Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    This year the holiday falls on a Saturday, already one of the busiest and most profitable day for restaurants. Restaurant operators prefer the holiday to fall on a weekday to maximize profits on a day that would normally be slower.

  • Consumer-Friendly Credit Card Rules Coming Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 4:40 AM ET
    Credit card swipe

    Consumers will be shielded from increases in interest rates on existing account balances on their credit cards under new rules being adopted by federal regulators.

  • Options: Clorox and Consumer Clouds Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 7:33 AM ET
  • Philip Morris International Shares Rise in Debut Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    Shares of Philip Morris International, the world's largest non-state-owned cigarette maker, rose as much as 5 percent Monday morning in their first day of trading after the company was spun off from Altria Group.

  • Starbucks Tests $1 Coffee to Fight Competition Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 11:17 AM ET
    Starbucks

    Starbucks Corp is testing $1 coffees and free refills, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, as the global coffee chain faces increasing competition from fast-food rivals.

  • A Hint of Flavor For Your Water Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 9:37 AM ET

    Ever get bored drinking just plain water? Sure. But you don't want the sweet stuff they add to some brands, and you haven't got a slice of lime handy. Now there's a new option: Hint water, with - you guessed it - just a hint of flavor.

  • iCache Wants to Evolve Wallets Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Are you shuffling through an array of credit cards, debit cards and loyalty cards every time you approach a cashier? A new device called icache lets you consolidate all your cards into one, plus you get a big boost in security. The device and the company’s President, Jack Harvey, are featured on this week’s “Innovations.”

  • Delta Cooks Up Luxury 'Airline Food' Brand Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 12:11 PM ET

    One block from Carnegie Hall, four blocks from Le Cirque, at the intersection of wealth and style, New York City has a new restaurant. The menu? Airline food. But Delta Air Lines says it's like no airline food you're likely to remember.

  • H&R Block Cuts 575 Option One Mortgage Jobs Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 5:59 PM ET

    H&R Block, the largest U.S. tax preparer, on Tuesday said it will eliminate 575 jobs at its Option One Mortgage Corp subprime lending unit, on top of 615 job losses announced on May 15.

  • Macy's Plans $100 Million Ad Campaign: WSJ Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 11:04 PM ET

    Retailer Macy's is preparing to launch a $100 million fall advertising campaign with celebrities such as Martha Stewart and Donald Trump as it tries to boost its dowdy image and sagging sales, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Ticketmaster Halts Talks with Live Nation: WSJ Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 10:59 PM ET

    IAC/InterActive Corp's Ticketmaster, the largest U.S. ticket seller, has halted talks to reach a new long-term agreement with concert promoter Live Nation, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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