P&G to slim down product lineup

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Procter & Gamble is about to shrink.

Burger King 2Q profit rises 19 percent

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. said its profit climbed by 19 percent in the second quarter as lower costs and growth overseas boosted results.

Baton Rouge building permits grow by 52 percent

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Big-ticket commercial building projects, more home remodeling and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 52 percent for the first half of the year over 2013.

Hilton 2Q earnings jump 35 pct to $209 million

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.'s (HLT) second-quarter earnings rose 35 percent and topped Wall Street expectations.

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said.

Appeal keeps French rogue trader Kerviel in jail

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds was accorded a conditional release from prison — only to have freedom denied with a quick appeal by the prosecutor's office.

Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.

RBS half-year profits surge to $2.39 billion

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland says it made a net profit of 1.42 billion pounds ($2.39 billion) in the first half of the year, up from 535 million pounds in 2013, as it warned that Scottish independence could dent its business.

Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A federal prosecutor says a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak fabricated food-safety lab results sent to customers including food giant Kellogg's.

Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.