Business

Business U.S. bank earnings up 6.9 percent in 1st quarter U.S. bank earnings up 6.9 percent in 1st quarter
U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low.
Business Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting the boot Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting the boot
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.
Business Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom
With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region.