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How much sugar in that cola? Panera to list it on its cups

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Panera said that each of its fountain drink cups will list the amount of added sugar and calories in seven of its beverages. (Associated Press)
The move is the latest by the company to appeal to Americans who are increasingly concerned about what’s in their food and drinks. Panera and other restaurant chains have been tweaking their recipes and removing artificial ingredients to match consumer’s changing tastes.

Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. (Associated Press)
All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging more for higher-quality video while hoping to attract cost-conscious customers with a cheaper plan.

Hiring adds nearly 2,100 new jobs to Spokane metro area in July

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Job growth remains strong in the Spokane metro area, with about 2,100 new positions added in July. The unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the metro area encompassing Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.

Popular SNES Classic preorders sell out quickly at local GameStops

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

A promotional image from Nintendo shows the Super Nintendo Classic, a miniaturized version of the company’s 1991 classic console that will sell for $79.99 in stores Sept. 29. Pre-orders for the system sold out at local retail outlets Tuesday morning, after online pre-orders also exhausted supply overnight. (Nintendo)
A miniaturized version of the 1991 classic gaming console was announced for preorder Tuesday morning at area GameStop retailers, but clerks reported fast sell-outs. More machines will be available on launch day and online orders are still possible before the system’s launch date of Sept. 29.

Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture

Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

Ford Motor Co. announced an agreement Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 with a Chinese partner to look into forming a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China. (Associated Press)
Ford’s potential venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. adds to the global auto industry’s rising activity in electric vehicles for China, which passed the United States last year as the biggest market for them.

Target cuts ties to Just Mayo maker Hampton Creek

Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

Target has severed ties with Hampton Creek Foods, the makers of the popular Just Mayo egg-free condiment, two months after pulling the product and others over alleged food safety violations. (Associated Press)
The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month closed without further action a review of the plant-based products made by Hampton Creek, a San Francisco-based startup that sells only vegan foods.

How a dangerous Takata air bag made its way into a used car

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:52 p.m.

A lawsuit filed Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, details how a dangerous Takata air bag went from a wrecked car to a salvage yard, eventually ending up in a 2002 Honda Accord and nearly killing a Las Vegas woman. (Associated Press)
How a recalled Takata air bag got into an Accord is detailed in a lawsuit filed Friday in Nevada. It highlights the sometimes suspect world of auto parts recycling and shows how dangerous recalled parts can find their way into used cars that are sold to unsuspecting buyers.

Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

In this June 7, 2017, file photo, a coal barge is positioned as a backdrop behind President Donald Trump as he speaks during a rally at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. One executive says the decision breaks a personal promise from President Donald Trump.

McDonald’s to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

McDonald’s India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald’s outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast food giant decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its Indian partner.

EU probes Bayer’s planned buyout of Monsanto

Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:32 a.m.

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015, file photo, bottles of Bayer aspirin appear on display on a shelf in the employee shop at the Bayer Pharmaceuticals facility in Whippany, N.J. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer’s planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto.

Why AI visionary Andrew Ng teaches humans to teach computers

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5 p.m.

Computer scientist Andrew Ng is seen in his office in Palo Alto, Calif. (Associated Press)
To push the boundaries of artificial intelligence further, one of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field says many more humans need to get involved. So his focus now is on teaching the next generation of AI specialists to teach the machines.

Fiat draws interest in Jeep from Chinese rival amid asset review

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

A worker walks past Haval SUV models parked outside the Great Wall Motors assembly plant in Baoding in north China’s Hebei province. Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep unit. (Associated Press)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s fast-growing Jeep division has elicited takeover interest from a Chinese rival, the latest sign that the Italian-American company’s businesses may be up for grabs just as Asian carmakers hunt for European and U.S. assets.

Survey finds it’s harder to get rich than it used to be

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

People  walk past the New York Stock Exchange in March 2015. (Associated Press)
Families have become less likely to change their financial position than would have been the case in the 1980s, and those who do manage to improve their position are less likely to make a significant move up to the highest levels.

Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:50 a.m.

In this Friday, March 17, 2017, photo, shoppers head to a J.C. Penney store in the Georgia Square Mall in Athens, Ga. (John Roark / Associated Press)
The nation’s business economists believe that the Federal Reserve’s long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates higher but most think the impact will be fairly modest.

Total chases growth with $5 billion purchase of Maersk Oil

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:42 a.m.

Total agreed to buy the oil and gas unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, the French company’s biggest acquisition since 1999 and another sign of the accelerating pace of energy deals after a long downturn.

Sempra bests Berkshire with $9.45 billion offer for Oncor

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:41 a.m.

U.S. utility owner Sempra Energy has agreed to buy control of Texas power distributor Oncor Electric Delivery for $9.45 billion, topping a bid by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway just last month.

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