WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

Daily Intel

Xbox One launching in China Sept. 23
Microsoft announced Sept. 23 as the launch date in China for sales of its Xbox One gaming and entertainment console.
Jul 30, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Wireless industry veteran John Stanton joins Microsoft's board
John Stanton, a wireless industry pioneer and former top executive at companies including McCaw Cellular and  Clearwire, has been appointed to Microsoft's board of directors.
Jul 30, 2014 | 7:30 PM
GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas
Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.
Jul 30, 2014 | 6:30 PM
NLRB ties McDonald’s to labor complaints against franchisees
The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel determined that McDonald’s has joint responsibility with restaurant owners over how employees are treated, a decision that shakes up the decades-old fast-food franchise system and hands a victory...
Jul 30, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Windows Phone 8.1 gets an update; Cortana goes to China and UK
Windows Phone 8.1 is getting an update that includes live folders -- essentially groupings of live tiles on the Start screen -- while digital voice assistant Cortana is now headed to Windows Phones in China and the UK.
Jul 30, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Keurig, Global Baristas end Tully’s coffee-shop dispute
Global Baristas, the company that bought Tully’s coffee shops out of bankruptcy last year, said it has settled a lawsuit brought by Keurig Green Mountain.
Jul 30, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Revised data: US grew faster in 2nd half of 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. The government's newly revised figures...
Jul 30, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters
The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. [...] if the driver stops the car and puts the transmission in "park," the car may still be in gear and could roll away, injuring drivers,...
Jul 30, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers
Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at...
Jul 30, 2014 | 4:30 PM
WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations
While the country's health care overhaul gave insurers more customers through a coverage expansion that started this year, it also heaped additional costs on their balance sheets, including an industry-wide tax that is non-deductible. WellPoint...
Jul 30, 2014 | 4:30 PM