Chipotle: No more GMO ingredients on the menu

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so.

The Denver-based chain, which has four locations in Maine, had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on making final changes to its tortillas.

The Food and Drug Administration maintains that GMOs are safe, and most of the country’s corn and soybean crops are genetically modified to have traits such as resistance to herbicides and plant diseases.

ESPN complaints claims Verizon is breaking contract

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

The complaint filed Monday in New York’s Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaking its contract with ESPN, owned by Walt Disney Co., by unbundling the sports channel from the main programming line-up of Verizon’s FiOS TV.

U.S. stocks drift lower ahead of earnings reports

U.S. stocks slumped Monday as investors looked ahead to earnings reports this week.

Stocks drifted lower in the afternoon as health care companies dropped sharply. It was a downbeat note after strong gains last week, capped by a new record in the Nasdaq composite.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 42.17 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 18,037.97. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 8.77 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,108.92. The Nasdaq fell 31.84 points, or 0.6 percent, to 5,060.25