Metro-East News

July 14, 2014

Daily business briefing: Your iPad may be causing allergic reaction

The iPad contains nickel, a common allergy-inducing metal, and has been the cause of at least one reported case of itchy body rash. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Airbus' new wide body model will reportedly reduce fuel consumption by 14 percent per seat and boost the model's range by 400 nautical miles. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Lockheed Martin and the U.S. military say they are still hoping to show off the F-35B fighter even though an engine fire has grounded the aircraft. They hope the problem will be resolved before the show ends Sunday. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Drugmakers AbbVie and Shire are discussing a merger. North Chicago-based AbbVie is offering a cash-stock combination for each share of Shire, which is headquartered on the British island of Jersey. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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