U.S. stocks close higher for third day in a row

Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains in a row. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies posting big gains.

Domino's releases 'pizza' with breaded chicken crust

The pizza artists at Domino's have gotten a little more adventurous with their latest concoction: a "pizza" made with a breaded chicken crust. Dubbed "Specialty Chicken," Domino's swapped out a traditional pizza crust for 12 bites of "lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken" topped with meats, cheeses, vegetables and sauce.

AT&T adding high-speed wireless service to Volvo cars

In the multiyear agreement, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier will provide mobile connections for Volvo Cars’ services, such as Internet radio, maps and Volvo On Call, which lets drivers remotely start up their cars and alerts the company’s emergency center if an airbag goes off. AT&T’s service will be introduced for Volvo’s 2015 model year, according to a statement today.

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000. Eighty-nine companies have raised $19 billion through sales of new stock so far in 2014, according to Dealogic. But demand for more offerings depends largely on the health of the broader market, and after last week's sell-off, the clamor from buyers may quiet down.

Online education company finds its geospatial niche

When longtime friends Joe Paiva and Bob Morris both found themselves out of work in the geospatial industry, they seized the opportunity to finally act on an idea that had been germinating for more than 20 years. Paiva and Morris created GeoLearn, a Lenexa-based online education company that provides professional development courses for those in the surveying, mapping, GIS and related communities.

Area food establishments cited for health code violations for April 14

Area restaurants and a tortilla manufacturer cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations: El Taquito, China Buffet, Hayes Hamburger & Chili, La Carreta, Autentico California Taco Shop, Celebrity’s Cheese Steaks, Burgers & More, McDonald’s, and Kaiyo Restaurant. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.