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Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

In Rebuke to U.S., Germany Considers Letting Huawei In
Germany is leaning toward letting the Chinese tech giant participate in building its high-speed internet infrastructure despite U.S. warnings.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Sought by Amazon Faces New Hurdle
A federal judge delayed a lawsuit over a massive Pentagon cloud-computing contract Amazon.com was favored to win while the government continues to investigate possible conflicts of interest in the procurement process.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's Creative Force, Dies
German designer Karl Lagerfeld, who dominated high fashion for decades and reinvigorated French couture house Chanel as creative director, has died.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Herbalife Sales Rise 9% in Latest Quarter
Herbalife Nutrition, whose chief executive abruptly resigned last month, reported a 9% sales increase in its latest quarter, driven largely by growth in Asia Pacific.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Walmart Posts Strong Holiday Sales Gains in U.S.
Walmart's profit and sales rose over the winter holidays, a sign that the retail giant lured shoppers from rivals and that Americans continued to spend freely amid mixed economic signals.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Ford to Exit Heavy-Truck Business in South America
The auto maker intends to stop making heavy trucks in Latin America and end production at an assembly plant in Brazil this year.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

As China Trade Talks Resume, Trump Pushes an Ambitious Agenda
The Trump administration is racing to strike a deal that will result in long-term reforms—and prove that tariffs are an effective battering ram to open markets around the world.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Companies Roll Out Gunshot Detectors at the Office
Corporate executives worried about workplace shootings are quietly installing gunfire-detection systems in U.S. offices and factories. Most don't tell employees what the sensors are, for fear of alarming them.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Medtronic Swings to Profit Despite Slowdown in Heart-Failure Treatments
Higher sales of medical devices used in the treatment of brain and kidney diseases helped Medtronic offset a slowdown in sales of gear for heart conditions in its latest quarter.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Europe Again Champions Intervention to Counter China's Economic Might
Europe's struggle to keep up with China's government coordination of business and economic might of the U.S. has prompted more European politicians to advocate interventionism.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Fed's Mester Sees Rates Slightly Higher This Year
Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said she expects interest rates to rise slightly this year if the economy lives up to her expectation of solid performance.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Glencore to Cut Production at Major Copper, Cobalt Mine
Glencore plans to curb production at one of its biggest copper and cobalt mining operations, Mutanda Mining Sarl in Congo, potentially taking a sizable portion of two industrial metals out of circulation.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Honda Plans to Shift Some U.K. Civic Production to North America
Honda's chief said he wanted to move some production of Civics to North America from a closing U.K. car plant, offering an example of shifts that may ensue after Brexit.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 19, 2019

Acknowledge, Apologize, Investigate: How Brands Tackle Online Outrage
If it feels like there is a steady stream of fresh outrage over consumer-brand gaffes, it may be because companies have become more adept at managing controversy than at pre-empting it.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

As China Talks Resume, Trump Seeks a Win on Trade
As trade negotiations with China resume, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal that will result in long-term reforms—and prove that tariffs are an effective battering ram to open markets around the world.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

How Amazon Will Grow Without a New York HQ2
For Amazon, walking away from the New York HQ2 deal is unlikely to either slow its ascent or stop its hiring there. Beyond its Arlington, Va., HQ2, Amazon plans to boost hiring in 17 other cities in the U.S. and Canada it considers technology hubs—including New York.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

Apple's Executive Shake-Up Readies Company for Life After iPhone
Apple is shaking up leadership and reordering priorities across its services, artificial intelligence, hardware and retail divisions as it works to reduce the company's reliance on iPhone sales.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies
Federal air-safety regulators are investigating Southwest Airlines for widespread failures to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded into each of its jets.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

Honda to Shut Major U.K. Production Plant Amid Brexit Uncertainty
Japanese car-maker Honda Motor will shut a major production plant in the U.K., the latest auto group to plan a pull back from the U.K. as Brexit looms.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

Discounts on SUVs Are Getting Bigger as Dealer Inventories Rise
Auto makers are pulling back on discounts on sedans and shifting more promotional dollars to sport-utility vehicles and trucks.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

Why Your Apps Can Find You, But 911 Can't
Smartphone apps can usually find users quickly and effortlessly, but 911 is often less accurate at finding callers from their cell phones. WSJ's Spencer Macnaughton looks at efforts to make 911 services more precise.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

Investor Steve Jurvetson Works to Move On With New Fund
Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is back on the investment scene with a new fund, more than a year after he was hit with allegations that he mistreated women and left the firm he co-founded.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

Europe's Pharmacies, Long Protected, Face Shake-Up
European apothecaries, a last bastion of the continent's market-street past, are up against a fierce challenge from a Belgian entrepreneur who doesn't follow their traditional rules designed to cushion competition.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 18, 2019

Worrying About Deficits Falls Out of Style
Washington's red-ink alarms have gone dead, even though the annual deficit will reach roughly $900 billion this year, then pass the trillion-dollar mark annually starting in 2022. Is this lack of concern wise?

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 17, 2019

Global Economy Week Ahead
In the week ahead, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases January meeting minutes. The U.S. will also see fresh data on home sales and durable goods.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 17, 2019

Import Wave Jams California Warehouses
A steady wave of imports into Southern California's ports, driven by a robust U.S. economy and companies trying to get goods moving ahead of potential tariffs, has the region's warehouses and shipping terminals overstuffed and distribution networks jammed.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 17, 2019

A $10 Accessory Proves Smartphones Are Too Big
Phones are too big and too hard to hold and use with one hand—and that's why PopSockets last year sold 60 million PopGrips, a grip that attaches to the back of your giant smartphone.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 17, 2019

Partisan Rift Threatens Federal Data-Privacy Law
Congress set the stage last year to pass a sweeping consumer data-privacy law in 2019, but prospects for legislation are dimming amid sharpening divides among lawmakers over how far the federal government should go in reining in Big Tech.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 17, 2019

Worry About Debt? Not So Fast, Some Economists Say
As the national debt rises, some economists are making a once-heretical argument: The U.S. needn't be so worried about all of its red ink.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 17, 2019

Lawsuits Surge Over Websites' Access for the Blind
Businesses are getting sued over websites that can't be accessed by the blind, with many companies facing their second or third lawsuit even after reaching settlements to upgrade sites.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 16, 2019

Tod's Loafers Have Won Over Royals and Hollywood---But Not Many Millennials
Tod's, the Italian maker of chic leather loafers, isn't sorry it missed the boat on marketing to fashion consumers in their 20s and 30s—but it still has some catching up to do.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 16, 2019

Amazon Leaves New York but Not the Spotlight
Amazon's sudden move to abandon plans for a new campus in New York ends the protests in the city but doesn't remove the national scrutiny being placed on the company.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 16, 2019

Airline Bookings to Offer New Gender Options
Airlines are planning to modify their reservation systems to give passengers who identify as neither male nor female other options when booking flights.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 16, 2019

Brazil Probe Finds Vale Auditor, Employees Knew Dam Wasn't Stable
Brazilian police arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale on suspicion of murder after a judge found evidence suggesting they had known for months about significant safety problems at one of its dams before it burst last month, killing more than 160 people.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 16, 2019

Amazon Project Foundered on Labor Organizing, Debate Over Subsidies
Amazon scuttled its New York City project after talks to resolve the matter of labor organizing and to ease political opposition to subsidies failed to allay the company's concerns.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 16, 2019

Paper Towels Cost How Much?
As companies raise prices for a number of popular items, a look at the price bumps for eight leading products, from diapers to toothpaste.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34
Self-taught coder Colin Kroll shot to startup fame, allowing him to live life in a fast lane. Friends saw him as a gentle, endearingly awkward soul, but he also fought with colleagues, attracted negative press for his behavior at work and struggled with drugs and alcohol.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Payless to Close All U.S. Stores as It Prepares for Another Bankruptcy
Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its roughly 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in what is likely to be the largest ever retailer liquidation.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Investor Steve Jurvetson Talks About the Allegations That Derailed His Career
Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is back on the investment scene with a new fund, more than a year after he was hit with allegations that he mistreated women and left the firm he co-founded.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Uber Sales Growth Slows Further as IPO Nears
Uber Technologies, as it steers toward a planned IPO later this year, reported its slowest sales growth since the company began disclosing detailed financials two years ago.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Brazil Police Arrest 8 Vale Employees in Dam Disaster
Brazilian police arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale SA on suspicion of murder after a judge found evidence suggesting they had known for months about significant safety problems at one of its dams before it burst last month, killing more than 160 people.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

PepsiCo CEO Says No Plans to Break Up
Ramon Laguarta said he has no plans to break up the snacks and drinks giant, nor divest the company's bottling operations, after completing a four-month review of the global business.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Contradictory Data Confound Economists
Economic data are usually noisy, but this week included an onslaught of negative and often contradictory signals that made even seasoned economists scratch their heads.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Transcript: WSJ Interview With San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly
San Francisco Fed leader Mary Daly discusses her outlook for interest rates and the economy, the winding down of the Fed's bond portfolio, and reasons why a tight labor market hasn't fueled stronger wage growth and higher inflation.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Apollo to Buy Majority Stake in Cox TV Stations
Apollo Global Management has reached a deal with Cox Enterprises to buy a majority stake in its television stations and its Ohio radio and newspaper properties.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Private-Equity Firm Great Hill Partners in Talks to Buy Gizmodo Media Group
Great Hill Partners is in exclusive talks with Univision Communications to buy Gizmodo Media Group, a deal that would add a marquee digital brand to the private-equity firm's portfolio.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Chinese, U.S. Trade Negotiators Inch Toward a Broad Agreement
Negotiators made progress on a memorandum of understanding that could serve as the basis for a deal that President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping could later finalize.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Nissan Enlisted Japanese Government to Fend Off Renault Merger
Months before the arrest of auto titan Carlos Ghosn, the Japanese government intervened in talks about whether to merge Nissan and Renault .

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Factory Output Contracts Unexpectedly in January
U.S. industrial output fell sharply in January, primarily driven by a large drop in vehicle production.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

Deere Says Trade Tensions Holding Down Sales
Deere & Co. said farmers are delaying purchases of machinery as they wait for a resolution of trade standoffs between the U.S. and major foreign buyers of farm commodities such as China.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

From Bezos to Dr. Phil, the Enquirer Turns to Bare Knuckle Tactics
Amazon's Jeff Bezos joins the ranks of celebrities, including fitness guru Richard Simmons and talk-show host "Dr. Phil," who have had to deal with the no-holds-barred approach of the National Enquirer.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 15, 2019

New Tariffs Threaten to Boost Prices of Imported Cars, Parts
The Commerce Department is wrapping its probe into whether imported cars and parts pose a national-security threat under U.S. trade law. Its findings could lead to levies that would make autos from Japan, Germany and elsewhere sharply more expensive.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Amazon Cancels HQ2 Plans in New York City
Amazon is abandoning plans for a headquarters in New York City after facing resistance from some local politicians who objected to giving the company billions of dollars in tax incentives.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Fed Officials Near Plan to Finish Portfolio Wind-Down
Federal Reserve officials are zeroing in on a strategy to end the wind-down of their $4 trillion asset portfolio as soon as this year, which would conclude an effort to drain stimulus from the financial system earlier than they had once anticipated.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

China Seeks to Woo U.S. With Promise of Big Chip Purchases
China is counting on promises of big purchases of semiconductors and other U.S. goods to ease trade tensions and persuade President Trump to extend a tariff truce and later resolve the market-rattling dispute directly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Nvidia's Revenue Sinks 24%, but Wall Street Feared Worse
Nvidia reported a 24% drop in quarterly revenue and signaled work ahead to shake off a funk in cryptocurrency mining and revive demand for its chips used by videogamers and data centers.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

FedEx's No. 2 Executive to Leave, Weeks After Joining Board
FedEx veteran David Bronczek became a director on Jan. 28 and was a leading internal candidate to succeed founder and CEO Fred Smith.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

CBS Gets Ready to Press for New NFL Deal
The media company's current contract with the National Football League runs through the 2022 season, but CBS executives are already making their case to the league for a new deal.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

PG&E's Bankruptcy Shows Blindspots in Green Investing
The bankruptcy filing by PG&E is the latest stumble by a company rated highly by environmentally focused investors, further exposing a weakness in a scoring system meant to measure risk for shareholders.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Retail Sales Fell in December at Fastest Pace Since 2009
U.S. retailers registered a far worse December holiday selling season than many analysts had realized, according to a government report that sent stocks lower and raised new questions about the economy.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

In Need of Workers, the Midwest Recruits From Puerto Rico
Midwest employers have stepped up recruiting in Puerto Rico after finding it hard to secure workers locally or via the H-2B visa program.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Icahn to Push Caesars to Consider Selling Itself
Carl Icahn, who owns roughly 10% of Caesars Entertainment, plans to push the casino operator to consider selling itself after it received at least two approaches.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

GE to Scale Back Boston HQ, Return $87 Million of Incentives
General Electric is scaling back its planned Boston headquarters, including selling the property and dropping plans to add hundreds of jobs.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Six Flags Shares Fall as Company Delays New Parks in China
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. said Thursday it would delay opening new theme parks in China as the country's economy slows, resulting in lower-than-expected revenue in its latest quarter.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Airbus to Retire the A380, the Superjumbo That Never Took Off
Airbus is halting production of the A380 superjumbo jet, abandoning the $16 billion project after airlines flocked to smaller, nimbler long-range jets.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Coca-Cola Expects Sales Growth to Slow in 2019
Coca-Cola reported slightly stronger-than-expected revenue in its latest quarter, boosted by demand for tea, coffee, water and sports drinks, but the beverage company expects sales will slow in 2019.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Trump Pick Pledges to Preserve 30-Year Mortgage
The Trump administration's pick to help overhaul the way many Americans finance their home purchases told Congress he would work to preserve the popular 30-year mortgage, a product he has criticized in the past.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

U.S. Push Against Huawei Gear Hits Obstacle: Carriers Love It
Washington's campaign to get some of its closest European allies to give up telecommunications gear made by Chinese companies has been a tough sell.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 14, 2019

Canadian Oil Producers Miss U.S. Opportunity
U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have Gulf Coast refiners scrambling to find new sources for the dense crude oil they need to make fuel, but Canadian producers are finding the opportunity too expensive to exploit.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

GE Power Has a $92 Billion Backlog. For the New Boss, That's a Problem.
The turnaround of General Electric depends on the revival of its core power business, a reversal that will require CEO Larry Culp to churn through a $92 billion sales backlog marred by low-margin projects.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Japanese Economy Scores Rebound
Japan's economic growth rebounded in the last quarter of 2018 but the slowdown in China is expected to weigh going forward.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

U.S. Tax Revenues Fall, Deficit Widens in Wake of New Tax Law
Federal tax revenue declined 0.4% in 2018, the first full calendar year under the new tax law, despite robust economic growth and the lowest unemployment rate in nearly five decades.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Former Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading
The former Apple executive who enforced the company's insider-trading policies was charged criminally with violating those rules by allegedly dumping over $10 million in stock before the company announced it missed a metric for iPhone sales.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Levi Strauss Looks Beyond Jeans With IPO
Levi Strauss, which invented bluejeans and dominated the category for more than a century, is looking to go beyond denim. It hopes to raise more than $600 million with an IPO.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Carlos Ghosn Replaces Lawyers, Hires 'the Razor' to Lead Defense
Facing trial in Japan on financial charges, former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn replaced his legal team and brought in a lawyer noted for high-profile cases to lead his defense.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Tyson Made Its Fortune Packing Meat. Now It Wants to Sell You Frittatas.
The nation's biggest meatpacker is trying to reinvent itself as a maker of packaged foods to insulate itself from the boom-and-bust cycles of its traditional business. So far, the going has been tough amid a historic meat glut. "That's part of the struggle that goes on—what is Tyson Foods today?" said its chairman.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Cisco Evades Trade Fallout as Revenue, Profit Rise
Cisco Systems boosted its quarterly dividend and stock buyback program following a strong quarter in which revenue growth beat Wall Street targets.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Driverless Car Data Shows Robots Still Need Humans
New California state records show driverless car companies are making progress but are still relying on human safety operators to take control of the wheel at times.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

New Nafta Is Threatened by Partisan Split Over Enforcement
Disagreements between Democrats and the Trump administration over how to enforce trade rules is threatening to push off a congressional vote on the new version of Nafta.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

The Unrealistic Economics of the Green New Deal
The Green New Deal would both combat global warming and create millions of well-paid jobs. But by combining these goals, the Democratic plan would be absurdly expensive and deeply partisan—and thus more likely to set back than advance the climate cause.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Johnson & Johnson to Buy Surgical Robotics Maker Auris
A unit of Johnson & Johnson has reached a deal to buy medical-technology firm Auris Health for about $3.4 billion in cash, the company said Wednesday.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Lampert's Plan for Sears: Smaller Stores, Less Apparel
Edward Lampert, who steered Sears into bankruptcy and kept it alive with a $5.2 billion offer for its assets, says he will sell or sublease some of the 425 remaining stores, devote extra space to tools and appliances, and open more smaller stores.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Dish Loses Subscribers as Disputes With HBO and Univision Continue
Dish Network reported that it lost subscribers in the latest quarter as pressure from blackouts of HBO and Univision weighs on its base.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

King of Generics Pushes Into Biotech Drugs
Israel's Teva, the world's largest maker of generic drugs, is looking for growth in an unlikely place: high-price biotech medicines.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Energy Prices Hold Down Overall U.S. Inflation
Volatile energy prices are holding down overall inflation in the U.S. economy, but underlying price growth remains steady.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 13, 2019

Boss Talk: Meet the CEO Making Yoga Instructors Filmmakers
Anjali Sud has overseen Vimeo's transition from a would-be Netflix competitor to a tech company that helps filmmakers create online content. Since she took over, the number of subscribers who use Vimeo's video tools has climbed to 1 million.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

BuzzFeed News Employees Vote to Unionize
Employees at BuzzFeed News have voted to unionize, weeks after executives at the digital-media company announced substantial layoffs to steer the startup to profitability.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods; Now They're Going Up
Whole Foods is raising prices again. Amazon cut prices after acquiring the grocer in 2017, but pressure from consumer-product makers has led Whole Foods to raise prices on hundreds of products.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

China, U.S. Seek Broad Outline of a Trade Pact This Week
Chinese and U.S. negotiators are focusing on producing a broad outline of a trade deal for their presidents to clinch at a possible summit.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Apple Loses Ground to Huawei in China
Shipments of Apple's iPhone in China slumped far more than overall smartphone shipments there last quarter, while local rival Huawei's sales soared in the world's biggest smartphone market.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Suit Accuses Current, Former CBS Executives of Insider Trading
A shareholder lawsuit alleges that several current and former CBS executives engaged in insider trading before sexual-harassment allegations against former chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves became public.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Activision Blizzard to Cut Staff in Broad Restructuring
Activision Blizzard said it plans to cut about 8% of its workforce as the company grapples with changes in how people buy and play videogames.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Publishers Chafe at Apple's Terms for Subscription News Service
Apple's plan to create a subscription service for news is running into resistance from major publishers who are balking at proposed financial terms.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Fashion Mogul Tommy Hilfiger Sells Miami Beach Hotel He Aimed to Restore
A company controlled by Mr. Hilfiger and its partner, Turkish conglomerate Dogus Group, are selling the historic Raleigh Hotel on Collins Avenue for $103 million.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Nissan Rebuffed French Push for Renault Merger
The French government engaged directly in discussions with Nissan early in 2018 about the possibility of a full-blown merger with Renault, and Nissan made clear its opposition to the idea.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Lyft Founders to Tighten Grip With Supervoting Shares in IPO
John Zimmer and Logan Green are preparing to take near-majority voting control of ride-hailing company Lyft when it goes public this year, despite together owning a stake of less than 10%.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Gucci Owner Admits to a Blind Spot on Blackface
The French billionaire who controls Gucci, François-Henri Pinault, acknowledged the label's turtleneck sweater that resembles blackface was a mistake and pledged to beef up cultural-sensitivity efforts.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Job Openings Push Further into Record Territory at End of 2018
There were a seasonally adjusted 7.34 million job openings on the last business day of December, the Labor Department said, and openings exceeded the unemployed by more than 1 million.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Fed Chief Says Economic Expansion Has Been Uneven
Jerome Powell said during a visit to Mississippi Tuesday that the economic expansion hasn't been evenly shared across the country, particularly in rural America, and addressed issues of poverty and discrimination.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Feb 12, 2019

Molson Coors Hit by Decline in Drinking
The beer maker said it would spend more to draw young adults to its beers as the brewer tries to combat weaker sales in North America.

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