Business Beat for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

SHARE Business Beat for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
SHARE Business Beat for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

A new twist for Oreos

Your favorite way to eat an Oreo could be about to change as Oreo churros start showing up in convenience stores nationwide.

Pizza Hut’s revamp: Curry crusts, balsamic drizzle

Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.

Target offers early access to Black Friday deals

The Minneapolis-based retailer is kicking off its holiday push with a one-day online sale Monday that will last from noon to midnight Eastern time.

McDonald’s sales decline in October

McDonald’s says weakness in the U.S. and ongoing difficulties from a food-safety scandal in China is weighing down its business.

McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk

McDonald’s is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts.

Groupon launches new travel app

Groupon Inc. launched a new travel app Monday aimed at making it easier to find deals.

Boeing gets $8.5 billion order from aircraft leasing firm

Japan’s SMBC Aviation Capital orders 80 Boeing 737s for delivery between 2018 and 2022. [Bloomberg]

Is Sears looking for future in open-air projects?

The chain will convert a Florida site into an open-air development with dining, other retailers and a scaled-down Sears store. [Bloomberg]

Gogo’s loss widens as revenue increases

Inflight Wi-Fi provider Gogo’s net loss widened in the 3rd quarter even as the company reported its first quarter with revenue of over $100 million.

AT&T abandons plans for in-flight wireless service

AT&T is abandoning an inflight wireless initiative that would have positioned it to compete with services such as GoGo. [Re/code]

US stocks edge higher, keeping indexes at records

U.S. stock indexes edged further into record territory Monday as the market extends a three-week advance.

Researchers say Apple devices at risk

Security researchers say they’ve discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s software, called “Masque Attack,” hackers could use to steal sensitive info.

Google, CEO donate to Ebola fight

Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits.

Cable stocks fall after Obama backs Net Neutrality

Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Obama called for the FCC to reclassify Internet access as a utility.

GM ordered switches nearly 2 months before recall

Emails released in a court case again raise questions about what GM knew when, and how forthcoming the company was in congressional testimony.

Finally! Instagram introduces caption editing

Sloppy typists, rejoice! Instagram announced Monday that its latest update will bring the ability to edit captions on published photos.

GoPro to raise $800 million in stock offering

GoPro said Monday it plans raise an additional $800 million in a stock offering. In June, the sports camera maker raised $491 million from an initial public offering.

Carnival Cruise Line gift cards available on shore

Carnival Cruise Line gift cards once were only available aboard one of the company’s ships. Now, prepaid cards are available at 9,000 stores nationwide.

The Latest
The Rev. Immanuel Karunakaran was one of four McCormick Theological Seminary graduates who worked on the mural there. He says he aimed to show the complexity of ‘God within our suffering.’
Millions of the trackers have been sold since they were introduced last year. And reports to the Chicago Police Department of unwanted surveillance or stalking using them soon began.
Demarlin Brewer, 47, is also charged in a River North theft and burglary, Chicago police said.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said “no signs of abuse, neglect or danger were noted by our investigator.”
Just cause to celebrate the first sweep of the medals by Chicago-area teams at the IHSA’s state finals for bass fishing and to ponder the state of the state finals and Carlyle Lake.