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New Chipotle CEO plans menu 'tweaks,' and maybe drive-thrus

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

The new CEO at Chipotle plans to make "simple menu tweaks," redesign its restaurants and expand its delivery service in the coming months.

Ford promises more savings as 1Q earnings rise 9 percent

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:23pm

Ford says it has found billions more in cost efficiencies than promised earlier, including plans to cut all but two car models in North America as it moves to become leaner to compete in a fast-changing global marketplace.

The Latest: Waffle House suspect feared computer hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:23pm

The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Regulators say LendingClub failed to properly disclose fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:51pm

Federal regulators say LendingClub failed to properly disclose fees on loans that it advertised as having "no hidden fees," but the company disputes that.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music to build new facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:43pm

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music plans to start construction this summer of a 12-floor building containing two concert halls in the city's Civic Center area and has received a $46.4 million gift from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation.

Officials: 2 teens stabbed waiting for Philadelphia subway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:42pm

Two 17-year-old boys were stabbed waiting for a subway train after school in Philadelphia, and police say they're in critical condition.

Visa 2Q profits jump, helped by more spending on its network

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:39pm

Payment processing giant Visa on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in its fiscal second-quarter profits from a year earlier on Wednesday, as more shoppers spent money on Visa's network across all its major markets.

Memo: VA pick Jackson said to have crashed car while drunk

Hope Yen, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:35pm

President Donald Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed "a pattern" of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House military staff member, according to a summary of allegations compiled by Democratic staff of a Senate panel.

Jury deliberations begin in fraud trial of bank executives

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:11pm

After a six-week trial, jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the fraud and conspiracy case against four former executives of the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program.

ConocoPhillips wins $2 billion arbitration against Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:08pm

ConocoPhillips said it won a $2 billion arbitration award against Venezuela's state oil company, compounding the financial woes of the socialist-run nation as it struggles to feed its population.

Mothballed reactors: Fight over South Carolina utility fees

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:03pm

The South Carolina House on Wednesday insisted a utility cut its rate by 18 percent to eliminate a fee customers are paying for two nuclear plants that were abandoned before generating a watt of power.

Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandal

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:01pm

Facebook's troubles with Russian election meddlers , "fake news " and misused data have dominated headlines globally.

Stocks close mixed; Dow industrials end a losing streak

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:59pm

A late round of buying erased early losses on Wall Street, leaving major indexes mixed at the close of trading. Bigger companies managed to eke out modest gains, while smaller companies mostly fell.

Edwards Lifesciences, General Dynamics slip; Comcast rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:44pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

AP FACT CHECK: Romney didn't illegally gather voter info

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:27pm

Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.

Lee lawyer seeks to block suit over 'Mockingbird' production

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:17pm

A lawyer for the estate of Harper Lee is trying to halt a lawsuit filed by a producer who plans to stage a Broadway production of the writer's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Markets Right Now: Mixed finish for US stock indexes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Strong travel demand lifts Boeing in first quarter

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:03pm

The desire by people to see the world is giving Boeing a huge lift, and executives at the aircraft maker say travel is a long-term growth industry.

The Latest: S Carolina House takes risk, passes own rate cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:02pm

The Latest on South Carolina's House considering cutting electric rates used to pay for failed nuclear plants (all times local):

Salt Lake County tax hike to proceed if cities give support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:57pm

Salt Lake City-area officials plan to revive a $58 million sales tax hike that voters previously rejected if enough city leaders indicate support.