- Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn't choose
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.
- And now it's Comcast vs. the wait for the cable guy
NEW YORK (AP) — Did you hear the one about the cable company that's actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke.
- Facebook beats 2Q forecasts, user numbers grow, stock soars
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's stock is trading higher after the world's biggest social media company handily surpassed Wall Street's expectations for the second quarter, barreling ahead on mobile advertisements, user growth and the next frontier — video.
- Whole Foods' sales fall again as competitors draw customers
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods saw a key sales figure fall for the fourth straight quarter as it fights to distinguish itself from a growing number of competitors that it says may offer "good enough" alternatives that are more convenient.
- Fed's more upbeat tone suggests rate hike as early as Sept.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September.
- Samsung's profit surges to 2-year high on Galaxy phone sales
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday forecast-beating earnings results that were the best in two years as consumers snapped up its Galaxy smartphones, in a sign the company is getting its mojo back while rivals fail to deliver new smartphones.
- SABMiller suspends integration work for beer merger
LONDON (AP) — SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews AB InBev's sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover.
- 5 cool things to do with Facebook Messenger
NEW YORK (AP) — You'd be wrong to think that Facebook's Messenger app is all about messaging.
- Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola cut its sales forecast for the year on Wednesday, but says it's making changes to address declining soda demand in the U.S. and key international markets.
- Cities turn to local action to block oil trains
SEATTLE (AP) — As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations.