(Bloomberg) — The Lisle-based truckmaker reported a wider quarterly loss than some analysts had estimated.
(Bloomberg) — The sale to the Chicago-based private-equity firm is network-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent’s latest step in disposing of assets to reduce costs.
Georgia-based Southwire will buy the Waukegan-based company.
(AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.
(AP) — Walgreen Co.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 68 percent, helped in part by investments that it's made in Alliance Boots and AmerisourceBergen Corp.
(Bloomberg) — The security breach of credit and debit card data at Target is evidence of the increasing threats retailers face and a reminder that the U.S. lags behind much of the world in securing personal financial information.
(Bloomberg) — McDonald’s Japan business plans to close 74 outlets in the country as the fast-food operator cut its full-year profit forecast by more than half in its second-largest market.
(AP) — The retail chain said today that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Online purchases were not affected, the company said.
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(Bloomberg) — Kraft Foods Group Inc., the North American packaged-foods company with brands including Maxwell House coffee and Velveeta cheese, authorized a $3 billion stock repurchase program.
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(AP) — Stocks broke through a slump and posted strong gains on Monday, powered by two big corporate deals and a report that suggests the economy is getting stronger.
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(Bloomberg) — Purchases rose the most since June, according to the Commerce Department, as Americans bought cars and electronics and took advantage of discounts going into the holiday-shopping season.