Boeing Co. has completed a flight using ‘green diesel,’ a biofuel already used in ground transportation. The fuel maker says it could, over time, reduce emissions by between 50 percent and 90 percent compared with fossil fuels.
ALSO: Boeing says it’s on track to meet Dreamliner delivery forecast [Reuters]
Americans are turning away from the tube and tuning in to their smartphones and streaming services, a Nielsen report says.
The last few months of the year have become a flavor derby, with companies putting cinnamon, gingerbread and peppermint into just about everything.
The maker of Maxwell House coffee said Wednesday it will raise prices on most of its U.S. single-serve coffees for the first time, [Reuters]
Allstate has joined a group seeking FAA approval to use drones to collect images after catastrophes. [Bloomberg]
Wintrust Financial Corp. will be the Cubs’ official banking partner, giving it signage above the left field video board and naming rights to Gate D.
Honda is expanding a recall of driver’s side air bags made by Takata Corp. to all 50 states.
A batch of good news on the economy helped push the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index to new highs.
NiSource president and CEO Robert C. Skaggs Jr. is expected to become CEO of the natural gas pipeline and related businesses it plans to spin off.
The campaign parodies the solemn marketing of the luxury watch industry. [Advertising Age]
Strong prescription drug sales, aided by a rise in flu shots, helped to push up Walgreen’s same-store sales in November.
The U.S. economy kept expanding in October and November, helped by solid gains in consumer spending, manufacturing and overall employment.
The contract with customer-service agents is a boost for the airline, which hasn’t been able to get a deal with pilots or ramp workers.
Hawaiian Airlines plans to add seats to planes it uses to hop around the islands, joining the flock of airlines squeezing more people onto flights.
The Finnish national carrier says the order brings its total Airbus fleet to 19, used mainly in long-haul traffic.
State Farm, Microsoft are among the firms taking part in the Corporate-Startup Challenge, which introduces startups to the state’s largest companies. [Crain’s]
CME Group, owner of the world’s biggest futures market, raised its bid for GFI Group to try and fend off a competing offer from BGC Partners. [Bloomberg]
Microsoft shareholders have approved an $84 million pay package for new CEO Satya Nadella, despite concerns raised by an investor advisory group.
The health care company has hired Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of its artificial sweetener brand Splenda. [Reuters]
U.S. workers’ productivity increased in the July-September quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated.