Business

Business Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again
Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans in the face of a softening U.S. economy.
Business Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns
PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
Business Obama's trade agenda set to face House Democrats' objections Obama's trade agenda set to face House Democrats' objections
House Republicans pushed White House-backed trade legislation toward committee approval on Thursday despite strong objections by Democrats demanding stronger labor and environmental standards as well as a ban on currency manipulation by Asian nations.
Business Employers cut jobs in 31 U.S. states as growth slows Employers cut jobs in 31 U.S. states as growth slows
Employers in 31 U.S. states cut jobs last month as weak economic growth weighed on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused big job losses in some states.
Business Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon. But don't write the obituary just yet. McDonald's has many strengths that the rivals biting at its heels can only envy.
Business Low wages, trade deals luring auto plants and jobs to Mexico Low wages, trade deals luring auto plants and jobs to Mexico
Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers.