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The Proud Whopper is Burger King's new gay-friendly burger

Burger King is trying to let its gay customers have it their way with a new sandwich called the "Proud Whopper." The gay-pride burger is being sold at one Burger King restaurant in San Francisco on Market Street through Thursday. The sandwich is serv ...

California loses Toyota headquarters to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Toyota said Monday that it will move its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas. Toyota will break ground this year on a new headquarters in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Small groups of employees will start moving to temp ...

Did you shop at Target?

Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping ...

Consumer behavior aggressively tracked this season

WASHINGTON -- It's a big question for marketers: What kind of a buyer are you? And, as important, what are you willing to pay? In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online and off is being tracked aggressively with help fr ...

Activists to picket in front of Walmarts across Maine

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]ELLSWORTH -- Activists and union members in Maine will tap into a national movement to protest low wages for Walmart workers on Black Friday. Picketers will be holdi ...

Big business sides with establishment

The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the Republican Party and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to get involved more in GOP primaries to try to ...

Health-care changes chill business expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It's the lunch rush at the Lizard's Thicket restaurant on Garner's Ferry Road and the wait staff is hauling out armloads of Southern home cookin' -- salmon patties and mac and cheese, fried chicken and greens, country fried steak an ...

Walmart offers same-sex benefits

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]In what the largest U.S. gay rights group calls a "historic move," Walmart told employees Monday that it would extend its health and other benefits to "domestic part ...

Texas wide open for business

Looking to lure more employers to his state, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running commercials in Missouri in which he touts the business-friendly climate that he has helped carve out and dings the Show-Me State's Democratic governor for blocking tax cuts ...

Big Brother: Retailers accused of tracking customer movements

Retailers are facing fire, accused of Big Brother-type tactics that have led them to track the cell phone signals of customers to observe where they go and what they do inside store walls. RetailNext is a San Jose, Calif., firm that has developed sto ...


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