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Twinkies don't last forever, but they'll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week.
Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving five charities more than $2.6 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock as part of his overall plan to give away his fortune gradually.
Eli Lilly & Co. says it will push ahead with a first-of-a-kind imaging chemical designed to help screen for Alzheimer's disease, despite a negative ruling by Medicare officials.
Cautious optimism about corporate earnings sent the stock market higher Monday.
Italian automaker Fiat has exercised a third option to buy a small amount of Chrysler stock, but the sale won't go through until a U.S. court settles a dispute over the price.
A group of primarily European retailers and clothing makers said Monday that it plans to inspect clothing factories in Bangladesh that make garments for the companies within the next nine months and will concentrate renovations on those that pose the biggest safety threat.
Eli Lilly Chairman and CEO John Lechleiter is back to full-time work after taking a leave in May to have surgery for a dilated aorta.
Thomson Reuters will suspend its practice of distributing results from consumer surveys a couple seconds early to clients who pay the news and business information provider for advance access.
Three top proxy advisory firms are recommending that Dell shareholders vote in favor of a deal that would allow the company's founder and an investment firm to buy the computer maker and take it private.
Standard & Poor's has cut Softbank's credit rating to reflect increased financial risks following clearance of its $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp.
Germany's industrial production and exports dropped further than expected in May, official figures showed Monday, but economists argued that the disappointing data were more a result of volatility than a sign of serious risks.
Stocks are closing higher as companies prepare to start reporting their second-quarter earnings.
Strong demand for lightweight aluminum in autos and airplanes is helping Alcoa Inc. cope with lingering weak metal prices.
Americans increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in a year. Borrowing in the category that includes credit cards reached its highest point since the fall of 2010.
The stock market is up in midday trading as upcoming corporate earnings take the spotlight.