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Bye-bye ‘Breaking Bad’, the creator of the popular Candy Crush Saga, filed for its initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Candy Crush Saga has earned the company 250 million monthly active players and generates a few million dollars a day, according to CNBC.

• McDonald’s Corp., in an effort to push healthier eating choices, is now going to offer costumers a side salad, fruit or vegetables in the place of French fries on all value meals. The company is also planning to push healthier beverage choices in Happy Meals, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• AMC Networks’s hit show “Breaking Bad” ended on Sunday, Sept. 29 after a successful five seasons. The AMC original series had more than seven million viewers every week and the company plans to continue to move in the direction of increased original content, according to Barron’s Magazine.

• A combination of new emissions regulations and cheap natural gas prices are driving many commercial marine operators to begin running their ships on cleaner liquefied natural gas rather than diesel, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• In a new trend in organic products and environmentalism, hotels around the world are using their rooves to house beehives. The honey harvested by beekeepers is then used for drinks, dishes and spa products in the hotels, according to CNBC.

• Orbital Sciences Corp. became the second commercial entity to successfully send a spacecraft to the international space station on Sunday, Sept. 29. The event marks another step in the privatization of NASA’s human spaceflight program, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Star Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey, came to an agreement with unions on a new contract for its staff this past week. The contract still has to be approved, but the settlement allows the newspaper to avoid a shutdown, according to Bloomberg News.

• After years of criticism, Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to offer benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married in the United States. The company said that benefits are now offered because of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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