- AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 06:32 PM
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a situation deemed unconstitutional. More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board
Charlotte Observer, Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 03:02 PM
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time…More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- CEO of bankrupt oil company sentenced in scheme
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 01:07 PM
The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 11:09 AM
HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.
HTC says it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 10:03 AM
McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U. S. restaurants.
The world's biggest hamburger chain is partnering with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the bags of McCafe ground and whole bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods that can be used in at-home coffee machines.
Other chains, such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, already sell branded packaged coffee at retailers.
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- Iceland warns of possible volcanic eruption
Associated Press, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 03:37 PM
Iceland has raised its alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange -the second-most severe level.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in gas blast
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 02:30 PM
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
Steve Bauer, an attorney for the company, entered the plea in court on Monday to all 28 counts in the indictment, including obstruction of justice.
The new indictment was announced last month.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- McDonald's confronts its junk food image
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 09:35 AM
At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.
Slow-cooked beef was served with gnocchi fashioned out of McDonald's french fries and a fruit sauce from its smoothie mix.
The event, held in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, was billed "A transforming dining experience of 'fast food' to 'good food served fast.'" Attendees tweeted out photos and the night was written up on various websites.
In the past 18 months, the chain has introduced the option to substitute egg whites in breakfast sandwiches and rolled out chicken wraps as its first menu item with cucumbers.
 while McDonald's has added salads and a yogurt parfait to its menu over the years, Americans are gravitating toward other attributes, like organic produce and meat raised without antibiotics.
"People just don't think of McDonald's as having that premium quality," said Sara Senatore, a restaurant industry analyst with Bernstein Research.
 even that reputation for supply chain rigor was recently tarnished when the chain's longtime supplier was reported to have sold expired meat to its restaurants in China.
The low-cost burgers, ice cream cones and other food that made McDonald's so popular since it was founded in 1955 have come to define it.
McDonald's low prices also are part of what keeps it from competing with places such as Chipotle, which is touting the removal of genetically modified ingredients from its menu, and Panera, which recently said it will eliminated all artificial ingredients by 2016.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 08:11 AM
Sensata Technologies plans to inflate its presence in pressure sensing equipment with a $1 billion deal to buy privately held Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors.
Sensata said on Monday that the deal will give it better access to the rapidly growing $2 billion low pressure sensor market. More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 08:01 AM
A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult.
The Agriculture Department's report found that families in the urban Northeast tend to pay more on average than the rest of the nation.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar
Associated Press, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 06:22 AM
There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- WikiLeaks founder says he'll leave embassy soon
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 05:09 AM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will be leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London soon — but did not say when or explain his decision.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sunday - 08/17/2014 - 11:34 AM
Kentucky bourbon companies are making more booze than they have since the 1970s, but the high production also holds an inherent risk.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 08/17/2014 - 10:41 AM
One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives mu…More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 08/16/2014 - 04:47 PM
A man who is the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker and is accused of running a hacking scheme has been ordered detained until his trial.
Roman Seleznev appeared Friday in U. S. District Court in Seattle.
He was arrested in the Maldives last month and transported to Washington state. More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- '62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million
Miami Herald, Friday - 08/15/2014 - 11:36 PM
A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for $34.65 million.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share