Darden Restaurants has another soft quarter, but plans to spin off or sell Red Lobster and new menu items at Olive Garden don't seem to be enough.
Digital entertainment topped this week's news: used video games at Walmart, a new sitcom for Netflix and a price hike for Pandora's ad-free service.
A U.S. judge approved a deferred prosecution agreement with Toyota that resolves an investigation into safety issues and could serve as a model in a similar probe of GM.
Your car may be costing you a lot more than you think. How gasoline, insurance, maintenance, depreciation and other items are eating a SUV-like hole in your budget.
Starbucks will expand its evening alcohol and light bites menu, which includes bacon-wrapped dates and Malbec wine, to thousands of stores, the ubiquitous coffee chain says.
Toyota's settlement with the U.S. government may deliver relief for Toyota shareholders and customers as a sign the automaker has put the four-year recall debacle behind it.
Keurig Green Mountain stock is up 53 percent in 2014, and its Keurig 2.0 brewing system and Keurig Cold appliance for carbonated beverages offer significant growth potential.
The Justice Department may reach a $1 billion settlement with Toyota ending a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems.
Kroger is down but not out in the contest to acquire its West Coast-based rival. There are only a few weeks left to counter another bid for Safeway.
McDonald's is growing in popularity through South America and the Caribbean while the Big Mac daddy is struggling in its home market. Investors won't like the reasons why.
Though the price for a cup of coffee hasn't gone up that much yet, pressure is growing on the coffee industry as the cost of arabica beans used in high-end brews skyrockets.
McDonald's says a key sales metric dropped 1.4 percent in the U.S. in February, yet again hurt by tough winter weather.
Chiquita Brands has agreed to merge with Fyffes in an all-stock transaction that values the Dublin-based fresh produce distributor at about $526 million.
Cerberus' $9 billion deal to merge Safeway with Albertsons is a bet that a larger supermarket chain can better fend off an attack by big-box stores and online retailers.
Bob Evans Restaurants cited problems with bad weather, and rising pork prices and labor costs. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store failed to beat Wall Street's profit targets.
Costco posts a fiscal second-quarter profit that trailed analyst estimates as discounts meant to attract holiday shoppers cut into sales.
Activist investor Nelson Peltz wants PepsiCo to split itself into two parts, with one firm selling snacks and the other beverages. Perhaps this is not the best idea.
They're controversial and they're not cheap, but sales of carbonated energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are still growing at a time when soda sales have lost their fizz.
Making carbonated beverages at home continues to grow in popularity, as SodaStream 's 26% surge in sales last quarter makes clear. Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there.
Multiemployer pension plans -- in danger from two recessions, industry consolidation and an aging workforce -- face a $400 billion shortfall. Dozens already have failed.
Olive Garden also is testing greater pasta customization, and its owner, Darden Restaurants, is suspending new unit growth entirely for the Italian chain.
That all-beef hamburger patty will sizzle on the grill -- and cause a burn on your budget, as beef prices are high and likely to go much higher.