Lunchtime at the flagship In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Baldwin Park, California, is a study in efficiency. As the order line swells, smiling workers swoop in to operate empty cash registers. Another staffer cleans tables, asking customers if they’re enjoying their hamburger. Outside, a woman armed with a hand-held ordering machine speeds up the drive-through line.
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz took time away from a Southern California technology conference to dine with a senior executive at Google Inc., the subject of an intensifying government antitrust probe.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Jack Ma said he expects to reach an agreement with shareholders Yahoo! Inc . and Softbank Corp . over the spinoff of the company’s Alipay online payment business.