Business Beat for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

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Pizza Hut expects to set a sales record on Thanksgiving Eve

Pizza Hut believes its restaurant revamp that doubled menu options will lead to a record-setting day for the brand. [Entrepreneur]

Mobile app seeks to prevent ‘frymes’

The legions of people who love McDonald’s french fries now have a novel way to protect their stash of crispy, golden goodness.

Boeing opens its photo archive

Boeing Co. is making its archive of aerospace photos and videos available to the public.

ALSO: FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner [Reuters]

Motorola Mobility loses bid to extend antitrust law reach

Motorola Mobility can’t use U.S. antitrust law to sue on behalf of foreign units that claim they were victims of price fixing. [Bloomberg]

Berlin Packaging to add 100 workers

Chicago-based container maker Berlin Packaging announced plans to hire 100 people across the U.S. in 2015.

Del Taco plans return to Chicago area

The Mexican quick-service chain expects to open at least eight restaurants in the Chicago area beginning in summer 2016.

Twitter now tracks other apps you’ve installed

Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

Pepsi gets Super Bowl campaign started early

Super Bowl XLIX is still more than two months away, but Pepsi is drumming up an audience for the halftime show.

FTC approves Medtronic acquisition of Covidien

The FTC approved Medtronic’s $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien after the medical device maker agreed to sell a catheter business.

US stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

The U.S. stock market eked out another record close Wednesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy and some corporate earnings.

US agency threatens to fine air-bag maker Takata

The U.S. on Wednesday threatened fines and legal action if air bag maker Takata Corp. doesn’t agree to a nationwide recall.

Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

Unemployment rates have reached six- or seven-year lows in most metro areas, the Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.

ALSO: Applications for U.S. jobless aid jump to 313,000

Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015

The world’s biggest farm equipment supplier says its annual net income will drop about 40 percent in its new fiscal year.

Saudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut

Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi says he expects the oil market to “stabilize itself,” suggesting the Saudis will not back calls for cutting output.

US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.

Discover Financial sues Visa over anti-competitive card practices

It’s a battle of PINs vs signatures. Riverwoods-based Discover accuses Visa of offering incentives to merchants to choose Visa’s network.

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