News of the Day

  • InterMune drug may offer big upside to Roche if aimed at liver

    Roche Holding AG's planned $8 billion purchase of InterMune Inc is centered around hopes for blockbuster sales of its lung drug, but the smaller company's development pipeline may end up giving the Swiss drugmaker a far bigger bang for its buck.

  • What You Don't Know About How Tim Hortons Makes Money

    Burger King (BKW) told investors on Tuesday that after buying Tim Hortons (THI), Canada will be the new company’s largest market and “therefore the natural home for its headquarters.”

  • Big Food to divulge chemical info

    Food companies are trying to beat the federal government’s push to make chemicals in food more transparent.The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents America’s biggest food companies, announced a major new initiative Wednesday that will give the Food and Drug Administration access to a large database of safety information for chemicals commonly used in processed foods, from Twinkies to almond milk.

  • Chipotle's Monty Moran Unwraps the Restaurant's Success Story

    The company has become a phenomenon on Wall Street for its aggressive number of annual new restaurant openings and robust sales growth from pre-existing sites.To ensure there are no disappointments, Chipotle is staying true to what has made it so successful: It remains focused on the guest experience and responsibly raised ingredients that are making folks question the origin of traditional fast food, and the necessity to eat it.

  • San Francisco to provide $100,000 to help immigrants facing deportation get an attorney

    San Francisco will become the first city in California to provide funding to help immigrants facing deportation obtain an attorney, officials announced Wednesday.

  • Minimum Wage Hike Can Help Close San Francisco's Extreme Income Gap, Study Finds

    A new study released Wednesday finds that increasing San Francisco's minimum wage would give raises to 23 percent of the city's workforce, helping to reduce the city's growing income inequality.

  • Children May Be Losing Their Ability To Read Emotions, But There's A Fix

    Sure, your child can read emoticons. But a provocative new study suggests that all that screen time is making it hard for children to interpret real-life emotions. It shows that the more kids use digital media, the more their social skills decline.

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