Some of the hottest food and beverage chains started with run-of-the-mill concepts. Consider Chipotle, Starbucks, Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings.
In an essay published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay, making him the highest-profile business CEO to come out.
Consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, a group says.
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.
The government sues AT&T, alleging the wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but reduced their Internet speeds if they used too much data.
Although many consumers are concerned about their personal data, 56 percent will still shop at retailers that experienced a data breach.
New social network Tsu hopes to woo people from the likes of Facebook and Twitter by offering them a cut of the ad revenue generated by posts they share.
A gourmet Create Your Taste burger and automated ordering could invigorate a struggling McDonald's.
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.
U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.
New orders for capital goods by U.S. businesses recorded their biggest drop in eight months in September, a surprise decline.
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.
Two food production companies recall nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken products because of possible staph and Salmonella contamination.
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.
Lower oil prices and gloomy news from Europe tugged the S&P 500 to a slight loss. Companies whose fortunes tend to follow global growth fared the worst.
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.
A standoff within the SEC is stalling the final piece of Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement with the government over mortgage securities.
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing.