Business news briefs
Online food ordering startup GrubHub is merging with rival Seamless, creating a combined network of 20,000 local takeout restaurants in 500 cities. The two connect diners to restaurants online that offer takeout and delivery, taking a cut of transactions.
United Airlines put its 787 back in the air on Monday, with the airline and Boeing hoping to put the plane's four-month grounding behind them. The Houston-to-Chicago flight was uneventful. Smoldering batteries on two 787s owned by other airlines prompted authorities to ground the planes.
Chesapeake names Anadarko exec as new CEO
Chesapeake Energy has named Anadarko Petroleum executive Robert Douglas Lawler as its new CEO. The appointment of Lawler, 46, comes after a tough year during which Chesapeake's board ousted its founder and the company worked to sell assets to pare down an enormous debt burden.
FCC has say
over cell towers
The Supreme Court has affirmed 6-3 the authority of federal regulators to try to speed local government decisions on proposals to build or expand cell phone towers. The case involves complaints by the wireless industry that local authorities are delaying the placement and construction of wireless service facilities.