Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT Southtown Star logo 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium’s love of beer ]]> Lead story image

The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a “Proud of our Beers” public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer. “Belgian beer made in Belgium but not drunk in Belgium is not really Belgian beer anymore,” brewery owner Gert Christiaens said. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:06:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Documents detail another delayed GM recall ]]> Lead story image

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:56:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Record labels sue Pandora over older songs ]]>

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem ]]>

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Judge won’t order recalled GM cars to be parked ]]> Lead story image

A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:44:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time ]]> Lead story image

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:42:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years ]]> Lead story image

Mexican food chain Chipotle said Thursday it will raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new prices should start rolling out in coming weeks and be in place at all restaurants by this summer. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ PepsiCo 1Q jumps on snack sales, cost cuts ]]> Lead story image

PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:40:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ UnitedHealth’s 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent ]]>

UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation’s largest health insurer. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B ]]>

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post’s range of products. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fed stimulus still needed for job market: Yellen ]]>

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses ]]>

Bank of America says it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang ]]> Lead story image

Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car’s 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:08:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox ]]>

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:26:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection ]]>

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:22:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola Solutions unit ]]> Lead story image

Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:41:15 -0500