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McDonald's to Test Expanded Breakfast Hours
McDonald's Corp. soon will begin testing sales of McMuffins, Hash Browns and Hotcakes throughout the day, a sign of new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook's willingness to experiment with a range of measures to reinvigorate flagging sales.
McDonald's to give all-day breakfast a try  MarketWatch
McDonald's to test all-day breakfast soon  MSNBC
Biz Break: Brisbane biotech bought for $1.1 billion as boom barrels on
Today: The hot market for biotech mergers continues with the $1.1 billion purchase of Brisbane-based Hyperion Therapeutics, which wasn't even the biggest deal of the day.
This is may be what Tesla's mystery product is  Fortune
Tesla shares jump on Musk 'tease' in tweet  The Australian
Expensive Drugs Spur UnitedHealth, Other PBM Mergers
Maybe bigger is better for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) thinks Catamaran (NASDAQ:CTRX) is worth $12.8 billion to increase leverage when bargaining for pricey medicines.
Dow advances most in eight weeks amid corporate mergers  Chicago Tribune
UnitedHealth Group Inc. Buys Catamaran Corp for $12.8 Billion  StreetWise Journal
BNSF Slows Oil Trains Up to 30% to Boost Safety After Accidents
(Bloomberg) -- BNSF Railway Co. is cutting the speed of oil-carrying trains in some urban areas to as slow as 35 miles per hour, a 30 percent reduction, to improve safety following crude-by-rail accidents this month.
BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains  Corvallis Gazette Times
Amazon takes on Angie's List with handymen for hire
Pay for help around the house with Amazon Home Services, listen to high-def audio with Jay Z's Tidal, and stream Spotify for free on your TV with PlayStation Music.
Home Depot, Angie's List Should Be Concerned About Amazon Home Services
Business News Roundup, March 31  San Francisco Chronicle
Pending Home Sales Surge
7 Home contract signings shot up 3.1% in Feb., the Nat'l Assn. of Realtors said. That handily beat expectations of a 0.3% gain and sent NAR's index to its highest since June '13, with all regions enjoying yearly gains.
February Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Since June 2013  Builder Magazine
California pending resales higher  San Diego Source (subscription)
Vail Resorts extends ski season with deal to buy Aussie ski resort
The U.S. ski resort operator will sell seasonal passes that make it possible to ski nearly year-round. U.S. ski resort operator Vail Resorts has carved out a deal that could help its customers extend the ski season all year long.
Vail Resorts buys Australia's largest mountain resort  Reuters
The acquisition includes the resort areas of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes ...  Sydney Morning Herald
Now That Ben Bernanke Is Blogging, Here's What He Should Write About
Welcome to the wonderful world of economics blogging, Ben Bernanke! The former Federal Reserve chairman rolled out a blog and a Twitter account Monday morning, promising to engage more publicly on a range of economic issues, and occasionally on ...
Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog  Los Angeles Times
Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant
DETROIT: Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever US assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here. The $500 million plant will be Volvo's first car plant in North America.
Volvo plans $500 million plant in the US
Volvo to build US auto plant, NC a possible location  Charlotte Observer
Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.
Rare bighorn sheep herds moved into Yosemite, Sequoia parks  Fresno Bee