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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Nestle wants your DNA

The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health.


Motley Fool: Take a bite of Apple

Whether you’re looking for a company with earnings, cash on the balance sheet or a wide competitive moat, Apple fits the bill.


Stocks waver along with U.S.-Canada trade talks

Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week.


Papa John’s founder seeks court help in battle with company

The founder of Papa John’s has filed a lawsuit against the company, its board of directors and CEO in the latest twist in the drama surrounding the pizza chain.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Caffeine hit for Coca-Cola as it buys Costa coffee chain

Coca-Cola is hoping for a caffeine-fueled boost with the acquisition of British coffee chain Costa.


Resist In-N-Out? Democratic leader calls for boycott of fast-food restaurant, citing GOP donations

The head of the California Democratic Party this week called for a boycott of the popular West Coast fast-food chain In-N-Out after a public filing revealed that the company had …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Qantas envisions 20-hour flight with luxury amenties

A direct flight from Sydney to London was the goal in mind when Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce called upon Boeing Co. and Airbus SE to fashion a plane …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

Hack causes major apps to show anti-Semitic name

Technology users had gotten a surprise when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States’ most populous city with an anti-Semitic header.


U.S. consumer spending up a solid 0.4 percent in July

U.S. consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains. At the same time, a key gauge of inflation posted its sharpest annual …


To earn trust for autonomous vehicles, company gives them ‘virtual eyes’

Surveys indicate that large portions of the public harbor deep reservations about the safety of self-driving technology, so Jaguar Land Rover enlisted cognitive psychologists to learn “how vehicle behaviour affects …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Ohio airport to Seattle

Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Ohio’s capital city and Seattle in March when the airline joins the lineup at a Columbus airport.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Four reasons why shoppers are in the mood to spend

The store isn’t dead for Home Depot, Kohl’s, Best Buy or Target. Many traditional chains have posted strong sales, both online and at stores, as people are in a mood …


Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China

More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

U.S. economy grew at a brisk 4.2 percent annual rate last quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its …


Automakers jump as Trump-Mexico deal averts tariff doomsday

Judging from the jump in General Motors and Ford Motor shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump’s accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable …


Trump’s promises to ‘forgotten man’ undercut by wage stagnation

President Donald Trump heads into a midterm referendum on his presidency showing no real progress on a core promise: to raise the wages of America’s “forgotten man and woman.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Walmart’s online shoppers won’t have to hang their own TVs anymore

Walmart is expanding its partnership with on-demand home-services company Handy to sell installation and assembly packages right on its website.


Best Buy quarterly sales jump, but outlook weighs on shares

Best Buy Co. saw the biggest quarterly sales growth at established stores in 15 years, helping push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations.


U.S. home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago

U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Source: Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber

Toyota will sink a half-billion dollars into Uber and work jointly with the ride-hailing giant to develop self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.


Kushner Cos. fined $210K by New York for false documents

The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city …


Marriott has room at the inn … for more Bibles

Marriott has long supplied its hotel rooms with copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Now it’s reportedly filling at least 300,000 Starwood hotels rooms – which came …


JetBlue increases fees for checked bags

JetBlue Airways, which for years let passengers check luggage at no charge, became the first major U.S. carrier to bump the fee for a first checked bag to $30.


Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec gets 5.5 years in union bribery case

A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5


Tesla shares slip after company decides to stay public

Shares of Tesla slipped on the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won’t consider going private after all.


Lewiston airport grapples with loss of Horizon AirSkyWest adding Lewiston-to-SLC flights in October

Saturday’s departure of Horizon Air eliminates about 60 percent of Lewiston’s commercial passenger flights, forcing Lewiston-Clarkston Valley residents to drive to other airports to reach Seattle and Boise.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Wanted in China: Detailed maps for 30 million self-driving cars

Chen Dan had doubts about betting millions of dollars to make high-definition maps of Chinese roads. That was until she took charge of the business at NavInfo Co. and saw …


Motley Fool: Shopping for Shopify

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) helps more than 600,000 businesses sell their products online. It offers more than 100 website templates to help customize the experience, and it can provide services such …


Why banks are giving tellers raises instead of pink slips

After banks received generous tax cuts in December, several of the nation’s largest – including Wells Fargo & Co., PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and Fifth Third Bancorp – said …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Bill Gates directs U.S. education funding to local schools

Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.