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Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 09:38 PM EDT

Comcast Raises Bid for Sky to $34 Billion, Tops Fox's Offer

Comcast Raises Bid for Sky to $34 Billion, Tops Fox's Offer

Comcast Corp. on Wednesday raised its offer for Britain's Sky in a deal valuing the pay-TV group at $34 billion, topping a raised bid of $32.5 billion from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 08:18 PM EDT

How a Mother and Her Son Made Wine Condoms Into a Thing

How a Mother and Her Son Made Wine Condoms Into a Thing

When Laura Bartlett left her friend’s house one night in 2012, carrying an unfinished bottle of wine covered in plastic wrap and secured by a rubber band, she was less concerned with how pretty the hack...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 04:23 PM EDT

Papa John's Founder Used N-Word on Conference Call

Papa John's Founder Used N-Word on Conference Call

Papa John's founder John Schnatter admitted to using the N-word during a May conference call and apologized for the comments after Forbes magazine detailed the incident in an article Wednesday. “News...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 02:22 AM EDT

Pfizer to Lower Drug Prices Following Talk With Trump

Pfizer to Lower Drug Prices Following Talk With Trump

Following a discussion with President Donald Trump, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Tuesday that it would roll back planned drug price increases for July, NBC News reported. The president said he met...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 04:00 PM EDT

American Airlines Says It's Getting Rid of Plastic Straws

American Airlines Says It's Getting Rid of Plastic Straws

American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable alternatives. American said Tuesday that starting this month in its airport lounges it will serve...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:37 AM EDT

Texas Is CNBC's Top State for Business in America This Year

Texas Is CNBC's Top State for Business in America This Year

Riding the rising tide of energy prices — and the job growth that goes with it — Texas lands the top spot in CNBC's 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings.

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:23 PM EDT

1st Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Link Claim Under Way

1st Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Link Claim Under Way

Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury on Monday to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. Dewayne Johnson's...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:53 PM EDT

Uber to Add Scooter Rentals as It Invests in Startup Lime

Uber to Add Scooter Rentals as It Invests in Startup Lime

Ride-hailing company Uber said Monday that it is investing in Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California. "Our investment and partnership in Lime is another step towards our vision of becoming a one-stop...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 04:52 PM EDT

Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and...

Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 09:34 AM EDT

US Added 213K Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate Up to 4 Pct.

US Added 213K Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate Up to 4 Pct.

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the unemployment rate rose...

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