For the first time, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. Troops in Chicago aren’t taking part this year but some in the western suburbs will be accepting online orders.
A short circuit likely due to a manufacturing defect in a Boeing 787 airliner battery caused a fire last year that grounded the planes for 3 months.
Clementines will be an optional side in McDonald’s kids’ meals through March. The chain also offers apple slices and Go-GURT.
Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop.
Mounting signs of weakness in the global economy and a poor start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday.
At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Deerfield-based Baxter sold two vaccines and part of the factory in Orth, Austria, where they’re made to Pfizer.
Berkshire Hathaway’s utility division announced Monday it completed its $2.7 billion purchase of Canadian power transmission provider AltaLink. Lubrizol, another subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s company, said it will spend at least $750 million to buy businesses that make oilfield chemicals and drilling fluids.
The shared patent pool is an initiative that should speed development of cheap new pediatric formulations for use in poor countries. [Reuters]
U.S. factories were slightly less busy in November, as production and hiring slowed, though the level of activity remained strong.
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