PepsiCo wants hummus to be a bigger part of Americans snacking, and its Sabra Dipping Co. soon will kick off a campaign as the National Football Leagues official dips sponsor. PepsiCo also has approved its first national TV commercials for Sabra. One ad instructs consumers to dip life to the fullest by dunking carrots and chicken wings into the hummus.
Apple has moved to register iWatch as a trademark in several countries, fueling speculation that the company is working on a gadget worn on the wrist that does a lot more than keep the time. In the past month, Apple has sought trademark protection for the term in at least four places: Taiwan, Russia, Mexico and Japan.
Fuel cell alliance
General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. are partnering in a renewed push to get clean vehicles to market, with the two automotive giants seeking to have cheaper power-making fuel cells and hydrogen tanks ready by 2020.
The tie-up between the largest U.S. automaker and Honda is to include exchanging engineers, joint use of research facilities and shared sourcing of parts and materials, they said Tuesday. The goal is a common hydrogen powertrain to make the vehicles more affordable.
Wages on debit cards
A McDonalds franchise promised to give employees more payment options after it was sued by a former employee who said she was charged a fee to access her wages from a debit card.
Employees of 16 McDonalds restaurants in northeastern Pennsylvania will have the option of getting paid by direct deposit or paper check, company spokeswoman Christina Mueller-Curran said. Theyll also continue to have the ability to use payroll cards.
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