McDonald’s Corp. has enlisted former MythBusters castmember Grant Imahara for the hamburger chain’s new “Our Food. Your Questions.” campaign. Imahara will visit McDonald’s suppliers and restaurants to answer customers’ questions in a series of online videos. The Oak Brook-based chain, which kicked off the campaign Monday, wants people to submit food questions via social media.
The nation’s largest flight attendants union wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones during takeoffs and landings.
The company distributes natural and organic ingredients to businesses that make snacks, ice cream, cereal, and pet foods.
The stock market couldn’t shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday. Airlines, energy and materials stocks were among the biggest decliners.
Southwest on Monday launched its first long-distance flights from its home base in Dallas to seven U.S. cities, including Chicago.
Ford recently completed a $359 million renovation of the Dearborn Truck plant to prepare for its new aluminum-clad F-150.
PT Garuda Indonesia ordered for 50 single-aisle planes from Chicago-based airplane maker. The airline already operates 77 Boeing 737s. [Bloomberg]
The rent-to-own business was accused of overcharging customers, omitting contract disclosures and installing spy software on laptops.
If third-party apps are the blame for user photos being accessed, will Snapchat shut down its API? [Re/code]
At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Department store operator J.C. Penney named Home Depot executive Marvin Ellison to be its next CEO.
The fast-casual chain, where everything on the menu is vegan, is expanding across the country. It has 5 restaurants in Chicago. [USA Today]
Shipshewana-based KZRV says it will spend nearly $5 million to expand its operations in northern Indiana.
Targa Resources is buying Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy in a deal valued at close to $6 billion, creating a huge energy transportation and storage company.
Steris Corp. will spend about $1.9 billion to buy a British sterilization services company, as U.S. businesses continue to seek overseas incorporations despite attempts to make such tax-saving maneuvers less lucrative.