Economy

Economy

Solar-farm developer withdraws request to build one in Fisher

FISHER — The process worked, Mayor Mike Bayler told those attending a public hearing about a proposed solar farm that it turns out didn't need to be held after all.

The solar company that had requested a special-use permit for a farm within the Fisher village limits formally withdrew its request prior to the board's meeting.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

36TH ANNUAL JURIED ART FAIR

What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

BMW earnings fall amid market disruptions

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany luxury automaker BMW said Wednesday that its net profit fell 24 percent in the third quarter as the company spent more on new technology and faced market disruptions due to other companies failing to get vehicles certified in time for new European Union emissions tests.

Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad

PARIS (AP) — The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump's international business empire and his political dealings with other nations.

Papa John's still struggling after founder's departure

Papa John's continues to struggle with the fallout from its founder's noisy departure, but its CEO says a new ad campaign is helping turn things around.

The pizza chain said Tuesday it lost $13 million in the third quarter, a 160 percent decline from the July-September period a year ago.

China grants Trump family 18 trademarks in 2 months

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about conflicts of interest in the White House on the eve of national elections.

CVS Health tops 3rd-quarter earnings forecasts

More prescriptions and lower taxes pushed CVS Health past third-quarter expectations as the pharmacy giant closed in on a deal it will use to change how millions of people manage their health.

CVS Health said Tuesday that it expects to complete its $69 billion acquisition of the nation's third-largest health insurer, Aetna, before Thanksgiving.

ADM's 3rd-quarter income exceeds expectations

CHICAGO (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $536 million.

The Chicago-based company said it had net income of 94 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 92 cents per share.

Amazon considering N.Y. amid reports headquarters will be split

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is one of the finalists in Amazon's search to build another headquarters, according to a person familiar with the talks.

After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the sites it ultimately selects.

Amazon drops free shipping minimum for holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.

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