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  • AA pilots expect contract talks to resume Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    DALLAS-- American Airlines and its pilots' union have agreed to resume stalled contract negotiations. Thomas Horton, CEO of American parent AMR Corp., which is operating under bankruptcy protection, said Tuesday he was pleased that "intensive bargaining" was scheduled to begin this week.

  • News Summary: AA blames loose seats on clamps Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    SLIPPING AWAY: American Airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats on at least two planes to come loose in recent days. MORE INSPECTIONS: After first saying it would inspect the seats on eight Boeing 757 planes, American said Tuesday it would check 47 planes that have the same model of seat in coach cabins.

  • Chanel heads up imaginative, spirited day of shows Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    PARIS-- "Don't take things too seriously," said Karl Lagerfeld standing next to a towering wind turbine inside Paris' Grand Palais, "especially not fashion." The iconic house's fun, young collection headlined the penultimate day of Paris' spring-summer 2013 show.

  • Chanel head up imaginative, spirited day of shows Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:49 PM ET

    PARIS-- "Don't take things too seriously," said Karl Lagerfeld standing next to a towering wind turbine inside Paris' Grand Palais, "especially not fashion." Chanel's veteran designer, with trademark humor, thus summed up an important message of this Paris season.

  • Theravance in partnership on gastroparesis drug Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Theravance Inc. said Tuesday it formed a partnership with Italian drugmaker Alfa Wassermann SpA to develop its gastrointestinal disorder drug velusetrag. Theravance said the companies will work together on mid-stage clinical testing of the drug.

  • Wet Seal says key sales measure fell in September Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:22 PM ET

    FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.-- The Wet Seal Inc. said Tuesday that revenue from its stores open at least a year fell nearly 13 percent for September. Wet Seal said this measure fell 12.6 percent at its namesake stores, which target teenagers, and fell 13.6 percent at its Arden B stores for young women during the five-week period that ended Sept. 29.

  • Sourcefire CEO Burris retires for health reasons Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:21 PM ET

    COLUMBIA, Md.-- Computer network security company Sourcefire Inc. said Tuesday that CEO John Burris, who is being treated for colon cancer, is retiring effective immediately. Sourcefire said Martin Roesch, founder of the company and chief technology officer, will continue to act as interim CEO while it looks for a permanent replacement for Burris.

  • Education chief wants textbooks to go digital Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:11 PM ET

    It's not just a matter of keeping up with the times, Duncan said in remarks to the National Press Club. South Korea, which consistently outperforms the U.S. when it comes to educational outcomes, is moving far faster than the U.S. in adopting digital learning environments.

  • Gambling exec: Time short for US online poker regs Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- With billions of dollars at stake, the head of the gambling industry's main lobbying group sounded a pessimistic note Tuesday about the prospect of Congress passing Internet regulatory laws this year.

  • News Summary: US home price gauge rises in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    HOME PRICES RISE: A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 4.6 percent in August compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase in more than six years. CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain.

  • Movers roundup: Chipotle, Fifth & Pacific Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:56 PM ET

    Among the stock activity stories for Tuesday, Oct. 2, from AP Business News:. _ Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. plunged after well-known hedge fund manager David Einhorn reportedly said that the burrito chain is facing increasing competition from Taco Bell as well as higher costs.

  • News Summary: US auto sales up 13 pct in September Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:56 PM ET

    STRONG SEPTEMBER: U.S. auto sales rose 13 percent to nearly 1.2 million in September. Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen saw the biggest increases.

  • A look at the top-selling US cars, trucks in Sept. Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:54 PM ET
  • AGP co-op expands production of soy feed additive Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.-- Ag Processing Inc. plans to expand one of its soybean processing plants in Minnesota to boost production of a soy feed additive for cattle. CEO Keith Spackler says demand is strong for the AminoPlus product, and this expansion will help the company serve customers in the upper Midwest, Canada and other international locations.

  • Antares shares fall on planned stock sale Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:36 PM ET

    EWING, N.J.-- Shares of Antares Pharma Inc. fell more than 9 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the drugmaker said it plans to sell more of its stock. The company also said Tuesday that it received a $750,000 milestone payment from its partner Pfizer Inc.. Shares of Antares Pharma fell 41 cents, or 9.3 percent, to $3.99 in aftermarket trading.

  • Hallmark Cards to close Topeka, Kan., plant Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:34 PM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan.-- Hallmark Cards Inc. will close its Topeka manufacturing plant and shed about 300 jobs as it consolidates its Kansas operations at its remaining facilities in Lawrence and Leavenworth, the company announced Tuesday.

  • Analyst: iPhone 5 demand 'unfazed' by map concerns Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Problems with Apple Inc.' s new maps feature have been well publicized and reported over the past week, but Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu says demand for the iPhone 5 remains "robust." Apple released an update to its iPhone and iPad operating system last month that replaced Google Maps with Apple's own map application.

  • LA council votes to repeal pot dispensary ban Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- The Los Angeles City Council reversed course Tuesday and repealed a ban on pot shops that it passed just two months ago to shutter hundreds of medical marijuana storefronts. Many cities have struggled with medical marijuana ordinances, but none has had a bigger problem than Los Angeles, where pot shops have proliferated.

  • InterMune says Canada approves lung-disease drug Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    BRISBANE, Calif.-- InterMune Inc. said Tuesday that Canadian regulators approved its lung-disease drug Esbriet. InterMune said Health Canada approved Esbriet as a treatment for mild-to-moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults.

  • American says installation job caused seat snafu Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:07 PM ET

    The first sign of trouble showed up last Wednesday, when crews noticed loose seats on a plane that had flown from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Vail, Colo. The seats were tightened again that day in Boston. The same plane had to make an emergency landing Monday when seats came loose shortly after takeoff on a New York- to- Miami flight.

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