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Air bag recall doubles in size, taxes overloaded industry

Posted 5/5/2016 in Business

Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.



Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

Posted 5/4/2016 in Business

Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use.



Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

Posted 4/30/2016 in Business

Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.


Browning on Business: Golden Triangle getting new ice cream shop

Posted 4/28/2016 in Business

A homegrown ice cream shop is opening in the Golden Triangle.


Lawmakers blast Valeant for price-gouging tactics

Posted 4/28/2016 in Business

Lawmakers accused Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors during a hearing Wednesday scrutinizing the embattled drugmaker's pricing tactics.



VW to spend up to $8.8B on diesel buybacks, fixes

Posted 4/28/2016 in Business

Volkswagen said Thursday it had set aside $8.8 billion to buy back or fix diesel-powered cars that had been rigged to cheat in emissions tests.



Valeant CEO will cite 'mistakes' in price-hiking strategy

Posted 4/27/2016 in Business

The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and made mistakes in drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according to testimony provided to The Associated Press.



Volkswagen owners will get a choice: a buyback or repairs

Posted 4/22/2016 in Business

The owners of nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S. will have the option of selling them back to the company or getting them repaired at VW's expense, under a deal announced Thursday by a federal judge.


Browning on Business: Columbus entrepreneur wins scholarship

Posted 4/21/2016 in Business

One of the youngest business owners in Columbus is Hunter Short.

Business brief: Johnson honored

Posted 4/21/2016 in Business

North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point announced Kevin Alan Johnson as Employee of the Quarter. Johnson joined the hospital staff in 2005.


Missing ingredient for millennials: Down payment savings

Posted 4/21/2016 in Business

Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.



McDonald's quashes all-you-can-eat fries reports

Posted 4/21/2016 in Business

McDonald's Corp. is quashing reports that a coming Missouri restaurant will test all-you-can-eat fries, saying the endless spuds will be available for a limited time only to promote the site's scheduled July grand opening.



Building permits 4-21-16

Posted 4/21/2016 in Business



Volkswagen reaches judge's deadline for diesel car fix

Posted 4/21/2016 in Business

Time is up for Volkswagen to meet a federal judge's deadline to detail how it will make nearly 600,000 diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests comply with clean air laws.



New vistas open up at small businesses that use drones

Posted 4/21/2016 in Business

That drone flying around a suburban house might not belong to a wannabe pilot -- it may be a tool that's become indispensable for a small business.



States move toward making endangered land lines extinct

Posted 4/20/2016 in Business

Peter Froehlich lives at the end of a mile-long dirt road in a part of Maine where pickup trucks share the right of way with wandering dairy cows. The local cable company won't run a line down the road, and his cellphone is useless because he lives in a wireless dead zone.



Don't need a blender? Crowdfunding sites now fund honeymoons

Posted 4/17/2016 in Business

Before they say "I do," soon-to-be newlyweds are increasingly going online to ask, "Will you pay for our honeymoon?"


Browning on Business: Motorcycle shop opening in Columbus

Posted 4/14/2016 in Business

Columbus is getting a motorcycle shop on Main Street.


Building permits 4-14-16

Posted 4/14/2016 in Business



Air bag danger: US counts 85M unrecalled Takata inflators

Posted 4/14/2016 in Business

About 85 million Takata air bag inflators that haven't been recalled are inside cars and trucks now being driven in the U.S. and would have to be replaced if the company can't prove they are safe, the government said Wednesday.



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