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McDonald's Sales Surge as All-Day Breakfast Proves a Hit With Customers
McDonalds

McDonald's Sales Surge as All-Day Breakfast Proves a Hit With Customers

All-day breakfast was introduced in the U.S. in October.
Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company
Patents

Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company

Legal analytics company Lex Machina says Apple filed over 200 challenges to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since 2012, almost 100 more than the second highest filer.
Tinder Adds STD Testing Locator
Tinder

Tinder Adds STD Testing Locator

The move ends a feud between the dating site and a leading sexual health advocacy group.
Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone
Search Engines

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone

The report came from court transcripts related to a copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corp.
A Building Permit Was Filed for Elon Musk's Hyperloop in California
Hyperloop

A Building Permit Was Filed for Elon Musk's Hyperloop in California

Construction is set to start this year.
Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure
Ready To Launch

Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure

Some of the sketchiness associated with crowdfunding should be addressed by the platforms themselves, says Mark Harris.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Business Travelers Are Now Using Uber More Than Rental Cars
Business Travel

Business Travelers Are Now Using Uber More Than Rental Cars

Uber rides made up 41 percent of expensed rides during the quarter, while rental cars made up only 39 percent.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Ex-Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Ordered to Testify on Spike in Drug Pricing
Legal

Ex-Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Ordered to Testify on Spike in Drug Pricing

A congressional committee has demanded that Shkreli appear at a hearing about his decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine by more than 5,000 percent.
Regulators Are Investigating Exploding Hoverboards
Safety

Regulators Are Investigating Exploding Hoverboards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission designated the issue as a 'priority investigation.'
Uber Launches Standalone Meal Delivery App
Uber

Uber Launches Standalone Meal Delivery App

UberEATS uses Uber drivers to deliver food, putting the company in competition with DoorDash and other meal delivery service.
Look Hard, Stargazers: There May Be a 9th Planet in Our Solar System
Science

Look Hard, Stargazers: There May Be a 9th Planet in Our Solar System

'It was probably the runt of the family,' astronomer says of the mysterious Planet Nine.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Industry Just Had an Incredible Year
Toys; Games

This Industry Just Had an Incredible Year

Jedi warriors, genetically modified dinosaurs and a gang of rescue pups helped the toy industry deliver its most robust growth figures in more than a decade.
Krystina Gustafson
Wall Street in Relentless Selloff as Oil Prices Sink
Stocks

Wall Street in Relentless Selloff as Oil Prices Sink

The rout was across the board: all 30 Dow components and all 10 major S&P sectors were in the red, with nine down more than 2 percent.