Some of the hottest food and beverage chains started with run-of-the-mill concepts. Consider Chipotle, Starbucks, Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings.
DineEquity is making it work with IHOP and Applebee's. Ruby Tuesday and Brinker International, the firm behind Chili's, are improving, too.
Chrysler recalls more than 566,000 cars because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires or a software glitch can disable a key safety system.
Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, such as helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay is already a big success -- and it could get even bigger if a deal with China's Alibaba works out.
Can a TV show sell game consoles and subscription content? We'll find out with Powers, which pairs a detective with a superhero who's lost his powers.
Life Tracker 1, a new wristband from a startup, charges just $1 a month to track your life, from sleep quality to calories burned, hydration to goals met.
Good results for a hepatitis C drug boost Regulus Therapeutics, and bad results for Boulder Brands throw a damper on the gluten-free movement.
Chiquita Brands agrees to sell itself to two Brazilian companies just days after the company's shareholders rejected plans to merge with Ireland's Fyffes.
Ford's third-quarter pre-tax profits fell by more than half as it geared up for the launch of its all-new aluminum-body F-150 pickup.
Drug-giant Merck & Co. reports lower than expected third quarter revenue, but cost cuts enable the company to beat earnings forecasts.
Video-game maker Electronic Arts and movie studio DreamWorks Animation are among the companies reporting quarterly earnings this week.
Drug retailers CVS Health and Rite Aid have disabled Apple's new electronic payments service Apple Pay from their stores over the weekend, a report says.
Amazon struggles to sell its Fire Phone, and 3D Systems struggles overall. Good news came this week from Chipotle and Hasbro.
Theater exhibitors are struggling to fill seats, but IMAX is surging ahead with a long backlog of orders -- and an intriguing deal with Netflix.
AMC Networks agrees to pay $200 million for a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America and would take operational control of the cable television channel.
Ford Motor's third-quarter earnings fell 34 percent but beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America even as revenue fell.
Don't count BlackBerry out of the game just yet. The newest phone from the former king of mobile is drawing praise, and some financial stats are improving.
General Motors reported a third-quarter profit that beat estimates Thursday, thanks in part to strong U.S. sales of pickup trucks and SUVs.
Struggling retailer Sears Holdings will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close over 100 stores, many before Christmas, a report says.
Most of the year, people visit amusement parks and theme parks to be amused and entertained. But before Halloween, they want to be scared.
Lumber Liquidators' stock tripled in 2012 and almost doubled in 2013. This year, its poor performance has seriously scuffed up the former market darling.
Brinker International, which owns Chili's, posted modest sales growth and widening margins in a climate that's challenged many casual-dining rivals.
Java giant Starbucks is popping into the fading soft-drink market, where sales by PepsiCo and Coca-Cola feel more flat than sparkling.
Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline passes to renew a pact with Turner Broadcasting.
The head of French oil giant Total was killed at a Moscow airport when his jet collided with a snowplow driven by a driver who was drunk, authorities say.