• New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. Martinez described chile as a way of life in New Mexico. The governor said consumers— whether in New Mexico or New York City— shouldn't have to wonder whether they're getting real New Mexico- grown chile.

  • Aug 18- Thomas Montag will become Bank of America Corp's sole chief operating officer as co-COO David Darnell takes a new title after asking to relocate to Florida, Bloomberg reported. Montag will continue to head the investment banking and capital markets businesses, the Bloomberg report said.

  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

  • Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.

  • Aug 15- A unit of Morgan Stanley must pay $4.5 million to Citigroup Inc's Banamex unit which alleged the firm had allowed funds in a family's trust account to be used to repay third-party loans without its authorization, according to a ruling on Friday. "We are disappointed in the arbitration panel's award," a Morgan Stanley spokeswoman said in a statement.

  • They include El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, Zoe's Kitchen Inc, and Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc.. Shake Shack is present in many U.S. states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 15- Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said on Friday it would nearly double the size of its San Diego killer whale tank and expand similar enclosures in Florida and Texas amid criticism over its treatment of the animals.

  • Aug 15- Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said it would build bigger enclosures for its killer whales amid raging controversy over its killer whale shows. SeaWorld pledged $10 million for killer whale research and is embarking on a multi-million dollar partnership focused on ocean health, it said.

  • SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.

  • Florida's unemployment rate remains unchanged Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that the state's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the Great Recession. Florida also lost 1,600 jobs in July after leading the nation in job growth the previous month. Rick Scott, who has made jobs a central part of his re-election campaign.

  • Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    PANAMA CITY— It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.

  • St. Joe Co says CEO Park Brady has retired Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— St. Joe Co. said Thursday that CEO Park Brady is retiring after three years with the company. Jeffrey Keil will be president and interim CEO of the Watersound, Florida, company. Shares of St. Joe Co. rose 27 cents to $22.40 in morning trading.

  • Florida man gets 5 years in Pa. loan scam case Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for his role in an overseas loan scam that cost 47 investors on four continents more than $3.9 million. Attorney Leo Dillon told the sentencing judge the case involved "an enormous worldwide fraud," with victims in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Foreclosure activity across the United States jumped in July for the first time in four months as lenders scheduled more properties for auction, an industry report said on Thursday.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Matt Cottle is one of a few known small business owners with autism, a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to comprehend, communicate and interact socially. NEW YORK— Amazon's new credit-card processing device and mobile app is designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

  • Protests against ocra shows at SeaWorld' s amusement parks intensified particularly after a 2013 film, "Blackfish," documented the killing of a trainer at the company's Orlando, Florida park in 2010 by the whales.

  • Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries' Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Burger King is getting rid of the lower-calorie french fries it introduced less than a year ago at most restaurants. The French fries, called "Satisfries," were a big bet for Burger King when they were announced in September. But they weren't as well received as Burger King had hoped.

  • Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    And the Justice Department, though not advocating wholesale changes, has said it welcomes a review.

  • SeaWorld reports 2Q profit, but results disappoint Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. fell Wednesday after the theme park operator reported second-quarter profit and sales that missed Wall Street expectations and cut its outlook for the year. A year ago, SeaWorld reported a loss of $15.9 million, or 18 cents per share. SeaWorld shares dropped $8.41, or 30 percent, to $19.74 in midday trading.

  • 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    ISLAMORADA, Florida— It's easy to go online and get a 360- degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. About 400,000 images have been produced so far of reefs off Australia and in the Caribbean, but this is the first time the technology is being used in U.S. waters.