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Burger King to go public again on NYSE

April 3, 2012 6:50 pm | by CANDICE CHOI - AP Food Industry Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Burger King is prettying itself up for a public outing.The world's No. 2 hamburger chain, which is in the midst of overhauling its menu and stores, says it expects to relist its shares on the New York Stock Exchange within the next three months.In a deal announced late Tuesday, the New...

Timeline: Burger King's ownership history

April 3, 2012 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

—1954 — David Edgerton opens Insta Burger King in Miami, selling 18-cent fire-grilled hamburgers and 18-cent milkshakes. Three months later, Jim McLamore matches Edgerton's capital and the co-founders form a corporation called Burger King of Miami Inc.—1963 — South Florida Restaurants Inc....

Rocket with Secret Payload Launches from CA

April 3, 2012 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A rocket carrying a top-secret payload blasted off Tuesday from the California coast.The Delta IV rocket lifted off at 4:12 p.m. from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles."We've just seen the successful liftoff" of the...

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Burger King to list shares on NYSE

April 3, 2012 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Burger King is returning to the stock market.The hamburger chain, which is revamping its menu in an attempt to revive its struggling business, says it will list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The company says its international growth plans will benefit from better visibility as a...

March Auto Sales: Suzuki

April 3, 2012 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American Suzuki Motor Corp. said Tuesday that March sales in the U.S. rose 5 percent from a year ago as demand increased for its SX4 lineup.BY THE NUMBERS: Suzuki sold 2,631 vehicles last month, up from 2,497 in March 2011.TOP SELLER: Sales of the SX4 sport sedan, crossover and hatchback rose...

Facebook Focus Guides Google CEO's 1st Year on Job

April 3, 2012 2:50 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google co-founder Larry Page has a Facebook fixation.When he replaced his mentor Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO last April, Page insisted that the company had to be more aggressive about countering the threat posed by Facebook's ever-growing popularity.Page responded with a social networking...

Williams Partners to offer 9 M units to fund deal

April 3, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pipeline operator Williams Partners LP said it will hold a public offering of 9 million common units to raise money for its $2.5 billion acquisition of a Caiman Energy subsidiary.Units of Williams Partners fell 4 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday. It is not uncommon for a company's stock...

UAW workers returning to Tennessee GM plant

April 3, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thirty-six union workers who are returning to General Motors' Spring Hill manufacturing plant have begun orientation.The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/HelUFm ) reports the employees began orientation Monday to staff the new flexible plant operations.The paper said 28 of them previously worked as...

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Facebook Responds to Yahoo with Own Patent Suit

April 3, 2012 1:50 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook is stepping up its patent dispute with Yahoo by filing its own lawsuit against the struggling Internet icon.Facebook's lawsuit Tuesday came just weeks after Yahoo Inc. claimed that Facebook violated 10 patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking. Facebook...

Photo app Instagram launches on Android phones

April 3, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IPhone-less hipsters rejoice: The popular photo-taking and photo-sharing app Instagram is now on Android.The app has already been available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, where it's been downloaded more than 30 million times.Free to use, Instagram lets people apply various filters to the photos...

Industry study touts jobs from Otter Creek mine

April 3, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study says the development of Montana's proposed Otter Creek coal mine would give a major boost to the eastern Montana economy and create almost 2,000 construction jobs.The study was sponsored by the Montana Contractors' Association and produced by the University of Montana's Bureau of...

Luminex and Bio-Rad Labs extend sales agreement

April 3, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Luminex Corp., which makes testing systems for biotechnology companies, said Tuesday it extended a marketing agreement with Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.The companies say Bio-Rad will sell and distribute Luminex's products through 2023. Bio-Rad will have worldwide sales and distribution rights for...

Top selling cars and trucks in March

April 3, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VehicleMarch 2012 salesPercent change from March 2011Ford F-Series58,0619.0 percentToyota Camry42,56735.3 percentNissan Altima41,05027.1 percentChevrolet Silverado36,49112.1 percentHonda CR-V30,86840.3 percentToyota Prius28,71154.3 percentFord Fusion28,5623.6 percentFord Focus28,29364.7...

MTS names Graves new CEO

April 3, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MTS Systems Corp. said Tuesday that it has appointed Jeffrey Graves as its new CEO.The company, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., makes mechanical testing systems for companies that produce an array of products including cars and farm equipment.Graves will take over as chief executive and join the...

Boeing 747-8 Approved to Serve Two Hundred Airports Globally

April 3, 2012 1:40 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

- London Heathrow is 200th airport to welcome 747-8 operations - Newest member of 747 family today serves twice as many destinations as its competitor SEATTLE, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than...

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