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  • NEW YORK— If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. McDonald's is also working to improve its food by toasting buns longer and searing burgers to improve taste, and it's looking for a way to shake up its image.

  • CINCINNATI— The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers. Atlanta- based NRD Capital has taken over after shareholder approval last week of its $175 million acquisition that ended family...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together or risk violating U.S. labor law. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at...

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:02 AM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. He told the Silicon Valley leaders that he is "here to engage. Under the new plan, the Pentagon will provide $75...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 27- McDonald's Corp and Tyson Foods both severed ties on Thursday with a Tennessee farm where workers were seen stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens in an undercover video shot by animal rights activists. The videotape, which was unveiled by Mercy For Animals at a news conference in Los Angeles, depicts gruesome animal cruelty toward the...

  • NEW YORK— McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm. Tyson Foods Inc. said in a statement that it was investigating the situation, but that it terminated the farmer's contract "based on what we...

  • Aug 27- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported quarterly sales that fell slightly below analysts estimates and said it expects same-store sales growth for the year to be at the low-end of its forecast. Dollar General slipped from the No.1 spot after it lost a takeover battle for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc to...

  • Fred's reports 2Q loss Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:55 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Fred's Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $547.7 million.

  • Dollar General beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported a boost in second-quarter profit, topping Wall Street expectations on higher sales. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share, while eight analysts surveyed by Zack's expected slightly higher revenue of $5.14 billion.

  • Bimbo Bakeries recalls bread sold in 11 states Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory. The recall covers seven different Sara Lee products, two each sold under the Nature's Harvest and Great Value brands, and one each for the Kroger,...

  • Brown-Forman posts higher 1st-quarter profit Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Brown-Forman Corp., the producer of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income rose 4 percent, driven by sales growth across much of its spirits lineup to overcome a negative impact from foreign exchange. "Despite a volatile global economy, adverse foreign exchange and increasing competitive intensity,...

  • Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 17-23 Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 3:24 PM ET

    4. "NCIS," CBS, 8.34 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.56 million. 6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.82 million.

  • Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch for arraignment in Missoula. Federal prosecutors accuse Canadadrugs.com, its CEO Kristjan Thorkelson and its affiliated companies and associates of selling $78 million in prescription drugs, primarily cancer treatment drugs, to U.S. doctors. "Canada Drugs purchased its inventory from questionable sources and ultimately...

  • The lawsuits were filed between last month and Monday by Ashley Madison users in California, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee and Minnesota. "Needless to say, this dumping of sensitive personal and financial information is bound to have catastrophic effects on the lives of the website's users," according to a lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of an anonymous Los...

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Republican Party officials in two states challenging a federal rule that restricts campaign contributions of investment advisers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said party officials in New York and Tennessee had missed a 60- day deadline for contesting...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- A U.S. appeals court handed the Securities and Exchange Commission a victory on Tuesday by dismissing a challenge from two state Republican parties to the regulator's pay-to-play rule for investment advisers. An SEC spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the ruling. However, its three-judge panel sided with...

  • US home rents rose in July as ownership market cooled Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    On a month-to-month basis, rents increased in Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. By contrast, home values in those markets declined. The trend is most pronounced around Washington, where home values slipped on an annual as well as on a monthly basis. Over the past 12 months, the median home price in Washington fell 0.7 percent to $356,500.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A white whiskey named after a legendary Tennessee moonshiner is introducing a new bottle after a legal dispute over similarities to Jack Daniel's shape and design. A subsidiary of Brown-Forman Corp. of Louisville, Kentucky, filed a federal lawsuit in 2013 claiming that the Popcorn Sutton bottling and labelling were "confusingly similar" and...

  • It also was a win for the White House, which proposed the rules four years ago as part of an effort to go around an unwilling Congress in a bid to help low-wage workers through executive action. A federal judge had scrapped the Labor Department rules earlier this year after finding that the agency had overstepped its authority. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

  • MedEquities Realty Trust files for $150M IPO Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— MedEquities, a real estate investment trust that owns health care properties, on Thursday filed for an initial public offering valued at up to $150 million. MedEquities Realty Trust Inc. said it owns 21 health care facilities, most of them skilled nursing facilities, and has deals for three other properties under contract. The properties are in states...