A few pioneers are experimenting with using drones for agricultural chores such as monitoring, irrigation and crop spraying.
Amazon and Hachette announced a multiyear agreement Thursday that ends one of publishing’s nastiest, most high-profile conflicts over ebook revenue.
Burger King is ending its 15-cent chicken nugget promotion, one of the highest-profile examples of price wars in the fast-food industry. [Businessweek]
The Deerfield cookie and snacks maker is adding a production line at a plant in Turkey that supplies 50 countries.
A partnership announced Thursday includes reciprocal membership benefits between Chicago’s 1871 and Startup Mexico in Mexico City.
United Parcel Service said Thursday it would earn between $5.45 and $5.70 per share next year. Less than the $5.71 per share analysts expected.
The online lender Enova International Inc. was spun off Thursday from pawn show operator Cash America International Inc.
All three major U.S. indexes closed higher after a late-afternoon rally. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record 17,652.79.
The retail giant has told managers at its 5,000 U.S. stores they can match prices with Amazon.com and other online retailers. [Reuters]
The Chicago real estate mogul is among the bidders for more than 100 grocery stores being sold by Jewel-Osco’s parent. [New York Times]
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at about $3 billion.
The ex-CEO who oversaw a West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010 has been indicted on federal charges related to a mine safety investigation.