For Dec. 4, 2013
Here are business news highlights for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
There will be plenty of cars and beer being hawked in the Super Bowl but fewer Hollywood movies.
Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
It’s become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor’s insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves.
Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.
Hollywood studios have won a copyright case against Hotfile Corp. after a Florida judge on Tuesday ordered the file-hosting website to pay $80 million in damages.
Toys"R"Us has agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a consumer protection lawsuit alleging that the retailer overcharged customers in Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
Chick-fil-A says it’s removing high-fructose corn syrup from its white buns and artificial dyes from its sauces and dressings as part of a push to improve its ingredients.
After eight straight weeks of gains, the stock market pullback long anticipated by investors may have arrived.
For Dec. 3, 2013
Here's a roundup of business news for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
The final month of a stellar year for stocks began with a thud.
Power up and shop.
Did stores shoot themselves in the foot?
The biggest online shopping day of the year is today, which means retailers across the country will be providing deep discounts on virtually all of their products and services.
Cindy Ottman, assistant store manager at the Sears at Capital Mall, said Friday she thinks stores opening Thanksgiving evening, instead of the early morning hours Friday, gave people time to spread out their shopping.
More than 30 local businesses participated in Small Business Saturday in Jefferson City. In addition to shopping, the day included the opportunity for children to visit with Santa at Central Bank’s High Street location. A trolley also took shoppers to the small businesses located around the city.
The Lake of the Ozarks has long been a Black Friday shopping destination. For shoppers like Beth McCracken, it’s a tradition. McCracken, of Greenville, Ill., has spent Thanksgiving at the Lake with friends for the past seven years; and the shopping is always serious.
The state official overseeing the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange issued three notifications about a mid-October security lapse on the exchange website before telling a legislative committee that such a lapse had not happened.
The troubled Vatican bank announced its new top manager Saturday, promoting an outside consultant who had stepped in when the bank's top two managers resigned amid scandal last summer.
President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses.