Starbucks says it will start letting customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphones by next year.
Ignite is expected to attract 20,000 of the tech giant’s customers and potential customers.
Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.
AbbVie’s board is telling shareholders vote against its own $55 billion takeover bid for drugmaker Shire after U.S. tax changes.
Energy companies rose the most after the price of crude oil turned higher.
Andrew J. Melton Jr., who led the Dean Witter Reynolds brokerage through its acquisition by Sears, has died at 94, Bloomberg reports.
Strong gains in sales of medical products boosted Deerfield-based Baxter’s earnings, Reuters reports.
Dover Corp. on Thursday narrowed its earnings expectations for the year, citing recent acquisitions.
The 30-year loan dipped to 3.97 percent this week, its lowest level since June 2013.
Office Depot Inc. said it would cut about 1,100 jobs in Europe as part of a restructuring plan and expects to reduce annual costs by about $90 million by the end of 2016. [Reuters]
CBS is launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.
U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics.
Amazon’s seasonal hiring for its distribution centers is up 14 percent from last year.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors.
AM General is laying off about 60 workers from its factory in Mishawaka, Indiana, where it builds military vehicles.
It’s the latest signal that companies are cutting few workers and hiring could remain healthy. [Early & Often]