Every time McDonald's trots out its McRib sandwich, fans clamor for the saucy, vaguely pork-y delicacy. But will they be willing to go to Austria for the McRibster?
Yum Brands Inc. denied reports Monday that its KFC brand authorized a new restaurant in Iran late last week.
Rising oil prices are forcing consumers to cut back on purchases at gasoline stations and convenience stores, Gulf Oil LP CEO Joseph Petrowski told CNBC. In an interview today with host Joe Kernan, Petrowski said both the number of fuel gallons and merchandise sold at Gulf is down as a result of the record February gas prices.
Japanese automakers dominated Consumer Reports' annual survey of the best cars, with Toyota Motor Corp. taking five of the "Top Picks" and Subaru Motor Co. taking the top score as best-overall automaker. Subaru ousted Honda Motor Co. as the top overall, and Honda fell to fourth place. Japanese automakers held the top five spots, with Nissan Motor Co. in fifth.
The Daytona 500 was held during prime time for the first time Monday night. And with no NBA games to compete with, it was a huge opportunity for the sport to show some first-time viewers what they've been missing.
If average Americans trust celebrities more than they do most politicians or corporations, then this move makes sense: Michael Douglas references Gordon Gekko, the iconic character he made famous in 1987s "Wall Street" and 2010s " Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," in a public service announcement for the FBI seeking to promote its efforts in thwarting insider trading. The 60-second spot is getting a lot of buzz.
Pinterest has been exploding. According to comScore, Pinterest drew 11.7 million unique monthly visitors in January, making it the third-fastest-growing website since December. By comScore's measurement methods, Pinterest became the fastest independent website ever to hit 10 million unique monthly visitors.
Walgreens will use the former Borders space at Downtown Crossing in Boston to create a 24,000-square-foot store this fall. The Illinois drugstore chain will model the Boston location after two it recently opened in New York City and Chicago.
A TV spot from the New York City Department of Health featured images of a soft drink turning into fat as a guy gulps it down. Department officials say sugar-rich beverage consumption dropped 12% after the campaign. A Febreze TV spot shows blindfolded volunteers sitting in an ultra-filthy room - but fooled into thinking that they smell something pleasant. A commercial for Colgate Total toothpaste shows a mouthful of germs.
The 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year Award will be presented to Marco Mattiacci, President and CEO of Ferrari North America. Mattiacci will receive the annual award at the Detroit Athletic Club in May.