Consumer confidence reached its highest level since January 2008 in March, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index. It's the earliest sign that the US economy finally may be moving past the drag of a lousy winter.
General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra appointed Jeff Boyer as the automaker's new head of safety Tuesday in an effort to reverse course following recent safety issues affecting millions of GM vehicles.
GM is recalling more than 1.5 million US vehicles in three separate incidents, the company announced Monday. Those recalls come shortly after the large-scale GM recall for an ignition issue that was linked to several deaths and prompted an ongoing federal investigation.
McDonald's workers have filed class-action lawsuits in three states alleging franchisees stole wages from workers by forcing employees to work off the clock and refusing to pay overtime. The McDonald's suits are the latest in the effort to draw attention to the issue of low worker wages.
Sbarro pizza chain's bankruptcy filing is its second in three years. There's no rule preventing Sbarro pizza from a second Chapter 11 filing, but it still doesn't bode well for the company's future.
Chiquita will merge with Irish fruit distributor Fyffes in a deal worth about $1.7 billion, the two companies announced Monday. The merger, if approved, will create the world's largest banana supplier.
Waffle Taco is going national: Taco Bell breakfast makes its debut next month with offerings like the A.M. Crunchwrap and the Waffle Taco. Can Taco Bell topple McDonald's from its fast food breakfast throne?
Krispy Kreme has unveiled two new doughnut flavors, Mocha Kreme and Caramel Coffee Kreme, that will be available through the end of March. The new doughnut flavors are a fitting cap a decade of resurgence for Krispy Kreme.
Best Car Brands rankings from Consumer Reports in 2014 saw a big jump for electric carmaker Tesla Motors, which surged from 11th to fifth place. The annual best car brands survey ranks public perception of automakers, and the top spots went to traditional automakers like Toyota and Ford.
Rice recall: Uncle Ben's rice bags have been recalled after being linked to illnesses among children who ate the rice as part of school lunches. The rice recall includes 5- and 25-pound bags of Mexican-style rice.
Subway chemical used as a bleaching agent in the company’s sandwich bread will be removed, a week after a petition organized by a popular food blogger called for its removal. The Subway chemical is a plastic additive also found in shoe rubber and yoga mats.