LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- CNN's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Friday, February 22.
United pulls most 787s from schedule through June 5
United Continental Holdings Inc. UAL -0.65% said it is keeping its Boeing Co. BA +1.64% 787 Dreamliners from nearly all flight schedules through June 5 but remains hopeful it can start Denver-Tokyo service with the jet in May. Boeing on Friday will present U.S. air-safety regulators with proposed interim fixes to the battery problems that have grounded the global 787 fleet since Jan. 16, aiming to restore the jets to commercial operations, people familiar with the plan said.
Ex-owner of peanut-butter firm indicted over salmonella
The former head of a peanut-butter company and other employees are facing criminal charges in connection with a 2008-09 salmonella outbreak blamed for nine deaths and hundreds of illnesses. The Justice Department on Thursday alleged that Stewart Parnell, the former owner of Peanut Corp. of America, and other employees engaged in a multiyear conspiracy to hide the fact that many company products were tainted with salmonella.
Wal-Mart sells out of some guns due to surging demand
Looking to buy a gun? Wal-Mart might be sold out of the one you want. "There are certain firearms that are very difficult to get," Wal-Mart U.S. CEO Bill Simon said Thursday, although the company wouldn't say which models and makes he meant. Stores have had a hard time keeping guns and ammunition in stock since President Obama's reelection in November. Sales picked up even more steam after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December.
Wendy's embraces contemporary look
On February 25, the new contemporary Wendy's® logo will begin appearing in Wendy's advertising, on product packaging, crew uniforms, new restaurant signage, menuboards and digital assets. The evolved logo is contemporary and iconic, as it further emphasizes the Wendy cameo while retaining the familiar Wendy's "wave" design. "Wendy's brand transformation is re-energizing all of our touch points with consumers," said Emil Brolick, President and Chief Executive Officer.