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Mars gives M&M's a makeover to promote inclusivity

Candy maker Mars is giving a makeover to its six M&M's characters as a way to promote inclusivity. The company said that it will provide a modern take on the appearances of the c...

Grand Theft Auto maker buys FarmVille company in $12.7B deal

Take-Two Interactive, maker of “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead Redemption,” is buying Zynga, maker of “FarmVille” and “Words With Friends,” in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.7 billion. ...

A weak quarter at Bed Bath & Beyond, and shares soar

Losses widened at Bed Bath & Beyond as a tangled global supply chain continued to squeeze sales and the home goods chain lowered expectations for its final fiscal quarter, and also its full-year r...

EV start-up Nikola settles with US for $125 million

Electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola has agreed to a $125 million settlement over charges that it defrauded investors after misleading them about its products, technical advances, and fi...

Kroger ending some COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated staff

Kroger, the country's biggest traditional grocery chain, is ending some benefits for unvaccinated workers as big employers attempt to compel more of their workforce to become vaccinated with cases of ...

Dollar General opening more $5 or less Popshelf stores

Getting more bang for your buck used to be the mantra of dollar store shoppers everywhere, but times are changing - and prices are rising. As consumers continue to contend with esca...

Exxon Mobil ups spending on emission reduction plan to $15B

Exxon Mobil says it is boosting its spending on greenhouse gas emission-reduction projects to $15 billion over the next six years and anticipates meeting its 2025 greenhouse gas emission-reduction pla...

Twitter CEO steps down, leaves company at a crossroads

Jack Dorsey is out of his post as Twitter’s chief executive for the second time in his career — this time, he says, by choice. Dorsey, who co-founded the company, offered no specific...

NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month. Strahan, who turned 50 on Sunday, will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of astronaut Al...

Home Depot sales continue to surge in hot housing market

Home Depot's sales continued to climb through third quarter with the U.S. housing market red hot. Revenue rose 9.8% to $36.82 billion, exceeding the $34.97 billion Wall Street had e...

Johnson & Johnson to split into 2, aim for faster growth

Johnson & Johnson is peeling off a consumer health business that helped it become the world’s biggest health care products maker. The company said Friday that it will separate i...

GE to end its run as a conglomerate, split into 3 companies

General Electric, the storied American manufacturer that struggled under its own weight after growing to become a sprawling conglomerate, will divide itself into three public companies focused on avia...

Profitable Exxon, Chevron emerge as global economy rebounds

Exxon Mobil reversed the losses it suffered last year during the pandemic with a $6.75 billion third quarter profit as demand pushes the price for a barrel of crude past $80 for the first time in year...

Resurgent demand drives Caterpillar sales in third quarter

Bustling construction sites, active drilling for energy and re-engagement in mines and other heavy industries doubled third quarter profits at Caterpillar and drove sales up 25% as the global economy ...

Warmer welcome for WeWork 2 years later on Wall Street

WeWork will become a publicly traded company Thursday after a spectacular collapse during its first attempt to do so two years ago. WeWork is emerging more than a year into a pandem...