Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Funneling Intellectual Property to Intel

Qualcomm accused Apple of funneling proprietary information about the chip supplier’s technology to rival Intel, broadening a long-running legal battle between two companies central to the smartphone industry.
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Sears CEO Pushes a Rescue Plan to Avoid Bankruptcy

Edward Lampert, who is also Sears’s chairman, controlling shareholder and biggest creditor, wants creditors to restructure about $ 1.1 billion of debt coming due in 2019 and 2020.
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Comcast Beats Out Fox to Acquire Sky

Comcast topped 21st Century Fox in a weekend auction for Sky, winning the British broadcaster with a $ 38.8 billion bid that ends a monthslong takeover battle and promises Comcast a greatly expanded international footprint.
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Game Theory Part of the Art of the Sky Deal

The same type of blind auction used to pick players in fantasy football leagues could decide the fate of Sky, a media company that employs 30,000 people and has a stock-market value of $ 36 billion.
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Drugmakers’ Free Services Trigger Anti-Kickback Probe

Federal prosecutors are probing whether big drugmakers including Sanofi, Gilead Sciences and Biogen potentially violated laws by providing free services to doctors and patients.
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Comcast, Fox to Settle $35 Billion Takeover Battle for Sky in Auction

Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their takeover battle for Sky in a weekend auction run by British regulators, setting up a dramatic climax to a 21-month sale process that has pitted some of the world’s biggest media giants against each other.
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AutoNation’s Outspoken Chief Executive to Step Down Next Year

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, who stood out in the tight-lipped auto industry for his outspoken personality, will step down after leading the U.S.’s largest dealership chain for nearly two decades.
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Here Come Tesla’s Challengers With All-Electric SUVs

European luxury auto makers are coming after Tesla with their own high-end, long-range electric vehicles, and they are targeting on one of America’s most popular vehicle categories: SUVs.
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For Apple, U.S.-China Trade Fight Grows Riskier

The U.S.-China trade fight is becoming more perilous for Apple as the Trump administration’s tariffs threaten some of its gadget sales and as China weighs retaliatory measures.
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Liquor Makers Fight for Equal Footing on Military Bases

Spirits makers say they’re battling a Prohibition-era reputation in their bid for more shelf space next to beer and wine at military commissaries.
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Cord-Cutters Beware: Streaming TV Prices Are Marching Higher

Streaming services like DirecTV Now and Sling TV have added millions of customers by promising big savings over traditional cable and satellite-TV subscriptions. But prices are going up.
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Amazon’s Bezos: Big Businesses Should Not Be Vilified

Facing political backlash over Amazon’s growing market dominance, Jeff Bezos said that while big companies deserve to be scrutinized, politicians shouldn’t “vilify” them.
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At Campbell Soup, Heirs Hold the Key as Activist Tries to Remake Board

Activist Daniel Loeb’s campaign to replace Campbell Soup’s board needs backing from descendants of the man who invented condensed soup. They hold at least 45% of the company’s stock.
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Apple’s 2018 iPhone Event: What You Need to Know

Apple will unveil the new iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods that will be critical to its efforts to build on this fiscal year’s record revenue, at its annual product showcase Wednesday.
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Steel Workers Demand Higher Pay as Tariffs Lift Profits

Workers at two of the biggest U.S. steelmakers are demanding higher compensation as tariffs on foreign metal push prices and profits to their highest point in years.
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CBS Chief Moonves Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is stepping down amid accusations he sexually harassed and assaulted numerous women, a stunning downfall for one of the industry’s most powerful figures.
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to Step Down, Focus on Philanthropy

Jack Ma, the billionaire tycoon who rode the currents of China’s rising affluence to build one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies, says he is retiring from business to focus on philanthropy.
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To Shatter the Glass Ceiling, Don’t Force It

Before California Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation that would require public companies based in the state to put a certain number of female directors on their boards, he should consider how ineffective such quotas have been, writes columnist John Stoll.
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Verizon’s Internet Boss Tim Armstrong in Talks to Leave

The leader of Verizon Communications’ media and advertising business is in talks to depart, leaving unfinished the task of building the unit into a digital content giant.
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Ford Recalls Two Million Trucks After Reports of Seat-Belt Malfunction

Ford Motor is recalling about 2 million F-150 trucks after it received reports of a seat belt equipment malfunction that could cause smoke or fire in the vehicle.
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Tech Leaders Face Senate Questions on Russian Meddling

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are appearing at a Senate hearing to defend their platforms’ handling of manipulation by foreign actors.
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JD.com Founder Gets Back to Business in Beijing Days After Arrest in U.S.

Liu Qiangdong’s appearance to announce a partnership with the Chinese company that owns Swiss luxury brand Bally—as Minneapolis police investigate an allegation of sexual misconduct—underscores what business observers describe as his extraordinary confidence.
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Chinese Billionaire Denies Wrongdoing in Sex Misconduct Arrest, His Lawyers Say

JD.com Chief Executive Liu Qiangdong denies any wrongdoing in connection with his arrest on suspicion of sexual misconduct in Minneapolis, and it’s likely no charges will be filed, his attorneys said.
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The Art of the Trade Deal: Chinese Paintings and Antiquities Caught in U.S.-China Fight

Chinese antiquities and art have become ensnared in the brewing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, rattling dealers, collectors and curators in the specialized art market.
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Tech-Support Scams Prompt Google to Act

Google is taking action to weed out scam artists who advertise on its platform aiming to defraud customers seeking technical support by masquerading as authorized service agents for companies such as Apple.
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Coca-Cola to Buy U.K. Starbucks Rival Costa for $5.1 Billion

Coca-Cola said it would buy British coffee-shop chain Costa for $ 5.1 billion, diversifying further from its soft-drink roots and marking the latest bet by a major consumer-goods company on coffee.
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Campbell Soup to Sell International Business and Fresh Unit

Campbell Soup plans to sell its international operations and refrigerated-foods business, abandoning efforts to play up fresh food and leaving the door open to a full sale.
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In America’s Hottest Drilling Spot, Gas Is Going Up in Smoke

Roughly $ 1 million worth of natural gas extracted in the Permian Basin goes to waste each day, as shale drillers end up having to burn a byproduct that they don’t have enough pipeline or storage capacity to take to market.
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Global Car Sales Hit Speed Bump

After nearly a decade of growth, new-vehicle sales in the world’s largest auto markets are entering their first sustained slowdown since the financial crisis amid trade frictions.
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Public Bravado, Private Doubts: Inside the Unraveling of Elon Musk’s Tesla Buyout

As his team hustled to put form to his idea, lining up investors willing to put up tens of billions of dollars. Mr. Musk was having second thoughts.
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Beyond Soda: How and Why Your Beverage Options Are Exploding

A proliferation of beverages that don’t fit within traditional drink categories is creating a headache for retailers, confusion for shoppers and a challenge for manufacturers that are trying to keep pace with changing consumer tastes.
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America Has Fallen Out of Love With the Sedan

Long a symbol of the American open road, the classic sedan is fading in the rearview mirror as millions of drivers migrate to sport-utility vehicles, prompting auto makers to rework their lineups. One cause is the shifting relationship between people and their automobiles.
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Tech Giants Target Accounts Linked to Iran

Google, Facebook and Twitter are zeroing in on Iran, scrubbing their online networks of fake accounts, videos and social-media posts by the rising cyber adversary aimed at spreading misinformation.
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Alibaba Earnings Slump on One-Time Charge

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba said fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 41%, driven by a one-off stock compensation charge from the revaluation of its financial-services affiliate.
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Target’s Sales Growth Highest in More Than a Decade

Target said same-store sales rose at the fastest rate in more than a decade, buoyed by efforts to improve locations and e-commerce capabilities as well as a booming economy.
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Some Tesla Suppliers Fret About Getting Paid

Tesla’s tumultuous year has fueled concern among some of its suppliers about the auto maker’s financial strength after production of the Model 3 car drained some of its cash.
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Pepsi to Acquire SodaStream in Shift to Healthier Drinks

PepsiCo has agreed to buy SodaStream for $ 3.2 billion, the latest move by the cola giant to diversify away from sugary sodas and salty snacks.
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Canada’s Auto Capital Caught in Crossfire of Trade Dispute

In Windsor, Ontario, angst is rising that the border town’s ties to the U.S. auto industry, already strained by steel tariffs, could soon be ruptured by President Trump’s threatened tariffs on Canadian-made cars.
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What Your Car Knows About You

Auto makers can now collect large amounts of data from internet-connected vehicles, from location to driving habits.
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Trump Directs SEC to Study Six-Month Earnings Reporting

President Trump said he asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to consider scaling back how often public companies report results to investors, citing business leaders who say it could promote growth.
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Tencent’s Rout This Year Has Wiped Out Over $175 Billion in Market Value

Tencent’s selloff has sparked fears of a broader contagion for tech stocks around the world.
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Uber Drivers Take Riders the Long Way—at Uber’s Expense

Many Uber drivers are taking unnecessarily long routes to drive up fares. But unlike with traditional taxis, it is the ride-hailing companies that are responsible for covering the bigger bill.
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Elon Musk: Saudi Fund Asked About Taking Tesla Private

Tesla’s Elon Musk said he has been in talks with a Saudi sovereign-wealth fund about taking the electric-car maker private and believes two-thirds of shareholders would remain with the company.
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Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

While Google’s search engine remains blocked in China, the company is courting allies there by providing tools and support to a growing number of app developers, manufacturers and advertisers in the region.
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IBM Bet Big on Using Watson to Improve Cancer Care. It Has Fallen Short.

Big Blue spent billions on its Watson artificial intelligence product with a focus on cancer care. Sometimes, it didn’t say more than doctors already knew. In other cases, Watson was tripped up by a lack of data in rare or recurring cancers and rapidly evolving treatments.
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Tesla Board’s Independence Faces Tough Test

Elon Musk’s surprising buyout idea for Tesla puts the spotlight on its board members, most of whom have close business or personal relationships with the electric-car company’s leader.
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Tribune Terminates $3.9 Billion Merger With Rival Sinclair

Tribune Media terminated its merger agreement with rival TV station-owner Sinclair Broadcast Group and sued the company, alleging it failed to make sufficient efforts to get their $ 3.9 billion deal approved by regulators.
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Musk Says in Tweet He Is Considering Taking Tesla Private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk jolted financial markets with a surprise tweet suggesting he is considering taking the electric-car maker private. The stock closed up 11% after a trading halt.
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Icahn Goes Public Against Cigna’s Deal for Express Scripts

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn sent an open letter urging Cigna shareholders to vote against the company’s $ 54 billion plan to buy Express Scripts, calling it a “folly” carrying a “ridiculous” price tag.
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American Refiners Reap Big Profits as Production Soars

Gasoline makers are thriving on record domestic crude production and pipeline bottlenecks that have lowered their oil costs and boosted their margins.
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Kushner Family Closes Deal to Unload 666 Fifth Avenue

In a larger-than-expected deal, Kushner Cos. will lease the building to Brookfield Asset Management for 99 years. The 2007 investment, worth $ 1.8 billion at the time, became controversial when Jared Kushner joined the Trump White House.
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SEC Drops Probe of Exxon’s Disclosures on Climate Change

The SEC dropped a probe into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks that climate change and greenhouse-gas regulations posed to its business.
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Hiding Russian Money Offshore Was Easy. Quitting Was Harder.

Benedict Worsley, a self-created British “fixer,” would do just about anything for his high-flying Russian clients—until the international financial network he built came crashing down.
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Sprint Adds Customers as It Pushes T-Mobile Merger

Sprint added to its subscriber base in its most recent quarter as the country’s No. 4 wireless carrier continued its efforts to persuade regulators to bless its merger with T-Mobile.
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Apple’s iPhones Power Revenue, Earnings

Apple delivered its best-ever revenue for the June quarter, typically its weakest period, as demand for high-price iPhones remained resilient and services such as app-store sales swelled to a record.
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P&G Shifts Strategy, Moves to Raise Prices

Procter & Gamble is raising prices on some of its biggest brands, a strategy shift after it reported another quarter of lackluster growth.
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Facebook’s Next Challenge: Less Data to Target Ads

Facebook’s advertisers in Europe are on the front lines of its efforts to tighten privacy practices, and their frustrations help explain why the social-media giant’s troubles are far from over.
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Caterpillar Profit Surges, Absorbs Tariff-Related Cost Increases

Caterpillar raised its profit outlook for the year as strong machinery sales in a buoyant global economy offset increased raw material costs related to tariffs.
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Soda, Motorcycle Prices Rise as Tariffs Pinch Consumers

Consumers are paying more for products from recreational vehicles to soda as tariffs on metals and parts put pressure on U.S. manufacturers.
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How Sellers Trick Amazon to Boost Sales

The digital giant battles click farms, reviewers-for-hire and other scams as merchants try to outsmart its product-ranking system.
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Investors Step Back From Social-Media Highfliers

Shares of Twitter and Facebook endured a surprise rout this week, as investors were rattled by signs that users are souring on the social-media stalwarts.
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CBS to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against Moonves

CBS said it would investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, putting him on the hot seat at the same time he is locked in a legal battle with the media company’s controlling shareholder.
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Amazon’s Profit Soars to Record

Amazon.com’s quarterly profit topped $ 2 billion for the first time, powered by the company’s newer services businesses that are ushering the online retail giant into an era of swelling profitability.
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Twitter User Numbers Slip as It Shuts Fake Accounts; Stock Drops

Twitter said its number of monthly users dropped in the second quarter and could continue to fall as it purges fake accounts. Shares declined in early trading.
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Qualcomm Deal Collapse Forces NXP to Forge a New Path

Qualcomm’s decision to abandon the takeover of NXP produced a cash windfall for the Dutch chip maker, but left it scrambling to spell out what its future may hold.
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The Conference Call That Shook Investor Faith in Facebook

Comments about revenue growth, monetizing Instagram Stories and the impact of new privacy laws during the earnings conference call hit Facebook’s shares.
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Harley-Davidson Expects Motorcycle Tariffs to Cut Into Margins

Harley-Davidson lowered its profit guidance for the year, as tariffs compound a long sales slump for the motorcycle maker.
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Air Taxis and Self-Driving Aircraft: Aviation Industry Faces Its Future

The Farnborough International Airshow in England this past week highlighted technology of the near future, including autonomous aircraft and urban flying vehicles that don’t need an airport.
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Comcast Drops Bid for Fox Assets, Will Pursue Deal for Sky

Comcast said it was dropping its pursuit for most of 21st Century Fox, ending a bidding war with Walt Disney, but said it would continue its pursuit of European pay-TV giant Sky PLC.
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Google Hit With Record $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case

The EU fined Alphabet’s Google $ 5 billion, a record for the bloc that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.
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GE Still Wrestles With a Big Problem: GE Capital

General Electric continues to work with bankers and advisers to determine the best way to proceed with GE Capital, the lending unit that nearly sank the company in the financial crisis.
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Space Officials Put Collaboration on Display at Airshow

From promoting space tourism to proposing new launch sites to setting up assembly lines to churn out small satellites, corporate and government space officials are pursuing intercontinental collaboration.
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A Spray Form of Ambien Now Costs Over 800% More

A small Colorado drugmaker recently raised the price for a spray form of sleep aid Ambien by as much as 843%, the latest example of how some firms are increasing prices despite mounting pressure.
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This Company Aims to Deliver DNA on Demand

Synthetic Genomics’ Digital to Biological Converter can turn digitized DNA code into synthetic biological material, a milestone in medicine that could one day allow doctors to personalize medicine at their patients’ bedsides or fight epidemics halfway around the world.
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DOJ Appeal of Time Warner Deal ‘Changes Nothing,’ Says AT&T CEO

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson said his company won’t alter its plans for running Time Warner’s media assets despite a Justice Department appeal.
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Exxon, Once a ‘Perfect Machine,’ Is Running Dry

The oil giant is struggling as the industry shifts and investors look elsewhere for profits. CEO Darren Woods’s plan to make a comeback by spending more on fossil-fuel projects has so far proved unpopular.
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U.S. Appeals Ruling Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Merger

The Justice Department appealed a trial judge’s ruling last month that allowed AT&T to acquire Time Warner, setting the stage for a second round of legal proceedings in a blockbuster antitrust case.
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Fox Gets U.K. Approval to Buy Sky Amid Comcast Bidding War

The U.K. government won’t oppose a bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to consolidate ownership of Sky, removing the last regulatory hurdle for Fox as it battles it out with Comcast for the British broadcaster.
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21st Century Fox Raises Offer for Sky, Topping Comcast Bid

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox significantly lifted its offer price to consolidate ownership of Sky, heating up a bidding war with Comcast for the British broadcaster.
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What the Tariff Battle Means for Auto Plants in South Carolina

BMW and Daimler have contributed to the U.S.’s emergence as an auto exporter, but the Trump administration’s trade battle with China could blunt their efforts.
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Univision Eyes Sale of Fusion Media Group

Univision Communications is exploring a sale of Fusion Media Group, which houses websites including Gizmodo and Deadspin, as it pursues a companywide restructuring following a leadership change
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Drugmakers Call Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Study Positive

Biogen and Japan’s Eisai said they had positive results from a midstage study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, though experts said it was too soon to say the drug marks a real advance.
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Memory Loss: Prices Weaken for Chips Used in Smartphones, Self-Driving Cars

After a historic rise in 2017, prices this year of two major types of memory chips—called NAND and DRAM—have fallen 37% and 16%, respectively, according to semiconductor sales tracker DRAMeXchange. The drop caused Samsung Electronics Co. to forecast lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter, and its shares slid 2.3% on Friday.
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From Movie Makers to Auto Makers, Companies Reckon With Trade War

The U.S. and Chinese tariffs that kicked in on Friday raised costs for companies on both sides of the Pacific, but it was the specter of additional levies ahead that was more worrisome for many in business.
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China’s ZTE Replaces Top Executives in Rush to Comply With U.S. Mandate

ZTE has named a slate of new top executives, including a new chief executive, as the Chinese telecom firm presses ahead with its U.S.-mandated leadership purge.
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Take Our Cheese, Please: American Cheese Makers Suffer Under New Tariffs

Cheese makers that rely on foreign sales are strained as China and Mexico raise tariffs on U.S. mozzarella and provolone.
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Barnes & Noble Fires CEO Over Policy Violations

Barnes & Noble fired CEO Demos Parneros, citing violations of its policies. The bookseller said that Mr. Parneros won’t receive any severance pay and that he is no longer a board member.
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Chairman of Chinese Conglomerate HNA Dies in Accident

HNA chairman and co-founder Wang Jian died after being injured in an accidental fall during a business trip in France.
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Pfizer Raises Prices for Dozens of Drugs

Pfizer raised the list prices for more than 40 of its prescription drugs this week, issuing a second round of price increases this year despite mounting public scrutiny.
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Glencore Shares Tumble on Subpoena

Glencore stock fell after the mining giant received a subpoena from U.S. authorities related to corruption and money-laundering laws at operations in Congo, Nigeria and Venezuela.
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Dell Confirms Deal That Would Mark Return to Public Markets

Dell Technologies has offered to buy shares that track its interest in software firm VMware, a move that would mark a re-emergence into the public markets for Dell.
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New Era at Amazon’s Whole Foods Grates on Some Employees

Amazon has infused Whole Foods with its efficient, data-driven ethos in the year since it bought the natural grocer. But not all Whole Foods employees and suppliers are happy about that.
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Chicken, Turkey and Tuna Have a Beef With Your Burger

Beef, which has long fulfilled America’s hunger for hamburgers, faces fresh competition from poultry producers pushing their own patties onto U.S. grills.
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Creditors Probe Gibson’s Pre-Bankruptcy Dealings

Creditors are stepping up a probe of guitar-maker Gibson Brands Inc.’s pre-bankruptcy dealings, looking for signs the troubled company favored senior lenders, including  affiliates of private-equity giants Blackstone Group and KKR.
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GM Says Tariffs on Auto Imports Could Drive Up Prices, Hit U.S. Jobs

General Motors warned the Trump administration that tariffs on vehicle imports would hurt its competitiveness, cost U.S. jobs and result in “a smaller GM.”
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SoftBank Hires Ford’s Top Lobbyist as It Beefs Up Its Beltway Presence

SoftBank poached Ford’s chief global lobbyist, who will lead a new effort to build a presence in Washington.
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AT&T, Sprint Boost Customer Fees

AT&T and Sprint have recently raised the administrative fees they charge customers, moves that will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for the companies.
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Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy PillPack, Expanding Into Health Care

Amazon.com agreed to acquire online pharmacy PillPack as the retail giant expands into the health-care and pharmaceutical business.
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Comcast Hunts for Additional Cash in Pursuit of 21st Century Fox Assets

Comcast is exploring tie-ups with other companies or private-equity investors that could provide additional cash as the cable giant pursues a costly acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets.
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GE to Spin Off Health-Care Business in Latest Revamp

General Electric will spin off its health-care business and unload its ownership in oil-services company Baker Hughes, betting that the once-sprawling conglomerate can reverse a painful slump by further shrinking.
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Harley-Davidson to Shift Production Overseas to Offset EU Tariffs

Harley-Davidson plans to shift production overseas to avoid European Union tariffs on its iconic motorcycles, the latest manufacturer to reconfigure operations amid a widening global trade fight.
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Shari Redstone’s Path to Power

How heiress Shari Redstone overcame a falling out with her father to become the most significant female media owner in America.
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Intel CEO Challenge: Pick From Thin Bench, or Look Outside

Brian Krzanich’s resignation this week leaves Intel’s board with a tough choice: Name the next CEO from a small pool of internal candidates, or go outside for the first time in the chip maker’s 50-year history.
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Intel CEO Resigns Over Relationship With Employee

Intel said Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned for violating company policy by having a relationship with a co-worker, one of the most prominent CEOs to lose a job in an era of greater scrutiny over workplace behavior.
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Kroger’s New Approach to Stocking Shelves Is Boosting Earnings

Kroger delivered stronger than expected earnings and sales growth on Thursday, sending its stock up around 10% in early trading.
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Disney Sweetens Deal for Fox Assets, Topping Comcast Bid

Fox agreed to a sweetened merger agreement with Disney that adds a cash component and eclipses a rival offer from Comcast.
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Oil Industry Tries to Take the Fracking Boom Global

A BP project in Oman shows how oil companies are taking fracking techniques perfected in Texas to the global stage, where they had long struggled.
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Audi CEO Arrested in Emissions-Cheating Probe

The CEO of Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi was arrested in connection with an investigation of his role in the German car maker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal.
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UPS’s $20 Billion Problem: Operations Stuck in the 20th Century

As the package giant tries to satisfy America’s 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, it must update a delivery network whose processes sometimes hark to a past era; a $ 20 billion catch-up bill.
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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Her Ex-No. 2 Charged With Defrauding Investors

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani, the blood-testing company’s former No. 2 executive, alleging that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and defrauded doctors and patients.
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Apple to Stick With Cheaper Screens as Consumers Balk at iPhone X Price Tag

Apple is developing production plans for its next iPhones that stress cheaper liquid-crystal displays, in a sign of consumers’ sensitivity to the price of smartphones.
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$65 Billion Comcast Bid for Fox Assets Sets Off Disney Fight

Comcast made an unsolicited offer to buy most of 21st Century Fox for roughly $ 65 billion, kicking off a bidding war with Walt Disney as the two media titans jockey for position in a business undergoing tumultuous change.
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Green Light for AT&T Deal Sets Up Comcast’s Fox Bid, Merger Frenzy

A court’s approval of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner paves a clear path for Comcast to bid for 21st Century Fox assets and could trigger a round of deal-making by smaller media companies trying to keep up with industry titans.
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AT&T’s Dream Deal Hangs on Judge’s Decision

The 20-month antitrust battle over the AT&T-Time Warner merger comes down to a judge’s ruling Tuesday, a decision that will be felt throughout the telecom and media industries.
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Global Investment in Wind and Solar Energy Is Outshining Fossil Fuels

World-wide spending on renewable energy is outpacing investment in electricity from coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, driven by falling costs of producing wind and solar power.
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A Year After Amazon Devoured Whole Foods, Rivals Are Pursuing Countermoves

Amazon.com’s acquisition has triggered change in the food industry, with major grocery chains offering home delivery while some food makers seek to better sell through the e-commerce giant.
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It’s Buy or Die in Media as Tech Takes Over

A federal judge’s verdict this coming week on whether AT&T can acquire Time Warner will shape a much broader drama: a radical reordering of the entertainment business—driven by Netflix—that’s reaching every corner of Hollywood.
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Verizon CEO to Retire, Succeeded by a Newcomer

Verizon Communications named Hans Vestberg to succeed Lowell McAdam as its next CEO, appointing a relative newcomer to run the wireless giant at a time when its industry is being reshaped by megadeals.
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China’s ZTE to Pay $1 Billion Fine in Settlement With U.S.

The U.S. and China have reached a deal that will allow telecom company ZTE to continue to do business, requiring it to pay a $ 1 billion fine and place U.S. enforcement officers in the company to monitor its actions.
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Mexico, Canada Add to Nations Striking Fear in U.S. Farmers

U.S. farmers, already losing sales to China, are facing new threats to sales in other big overseas markets as trade tensions spread globally.
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U.K. Indicates It Will Allow Fox to Buy Sky Subject to News Spinoff

The U.K. government indicated it wouldn’t block a long-delayed deal by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to consolidate ownership of British pay-TV giant Sky, but would only give the green light after hashing out the details of a planned divestment of Sky’s news operations.
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Microsoft Is Buying GitHub for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft is acquiring software-code repository GitHub for $ 7.5 billion in stock, a move that could help the tech giant convince more developers to create applications for its cloud-computing business.
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Apple’s New Software Aim: Fewer Features, But Fewer Bugs

Executives at Apple’s annual developers conference have to not only wow the audience with new features but also shore up confidence that Apple can deliver quality software.
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GM Finance Arm Helps Drive Profit Amid Slowing Sales

General Motors has told investors that GM Financial, its lending arm, is a budding profit driver and will help keep 2018 operating income close to the $ 12.8 billion it earned in each of the past two years.
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‘You’re Stupid If You Don’t Get Scared’: When Amazon Goes From Partner to Rival

The Seattle giant’s cloud-computing business offers a look inside its model for expanding—even when it means moving in on allies’ turf. Some partners praise the unit’s chief for straddling the line between friend and competitor.
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Starbucks Racial Bias Training ‘Uncomfortable’ and ‘Enlightening’: Employees React

Some Starbucks employees said they found this week’s company training on racial bias eye-opening. Others said they were left unsure how to apply the lessons to their jobs, suggesting the coffee chain has a difficult task ahead.
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U.S. Slaps Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico, EU

The U.S. will impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union starting Friday, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
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Did We Say $1.5 Million? We Meant $10.9 Million. Firms Fix CEO Pay Flubs

At least 16 companies in the S&P 500 have changed 2016 pay figures by more than 10% for one or more executives.
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Food Companies Churn Through CEOs, Desperate for Fresh Ideas

America’s food giants are shedding CEOs at a remarkable rate, highlighting how elusive solutions remain to the industry’s problems while also generating some new hope for change.
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India’s Biggest Competitors to Walmart and Amazon? Mom and Pop

Millions of tiny stores dotting India’s villages and slums have a secret that makes them formidable retail rivals—even to giants like Walmart and Amazon.com.
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Fiat Chrysler Expected to Outline Future Without CEO Marchionne

A decade after Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, a nearly debt-free Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing to unveil a growth plan for the next five years at a test track outside Milan.
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China Set to OK Qualcomm Purchase of NXP Semiconductors

Chinese authorities are set to approve Qualcomm’s planned $ 44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in the next few days, in what would be a significant step toward easing U.S.-China trade relations.
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Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein Surrenders in Sex-Assault Probe

Film producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police to face sex-crime charges​related to a 2004 allegation by aspiring actress Lucia Evans as well as one other accuser.
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Uber Car in Fatal Crash Wasn’t Set to Stop in Emergency

An Uber car involved in a deadly crash in Arizona wasn’t designed to automatically brake in case of an emergency, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
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Comcast Confirms It Is Preparing Fox Bid, Challenging Disney

Cable giant Comcast said it is in advanced stages of preparing a higher, all-cash offer for the entertainment assets that 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to Disney for $ 52.4 billion in stock.
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J.C. Penney CEO Quits to Join Lowe’s

Marvin Ellison is quitting his job as chief executive of struggling J.C. Penney to take over leadership of Lowe’s, another retailer in need of a revamp.
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GE to Merge Rail Division With Wabtec in $11 Billion Deal

General Electric agreed to merge its railroad business with Wabtec, in a deal valued at about $ 11 billion, letting GE raise some cash to fund its turnaround and shed one of its oldest operations.
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FAA Moved Slower Than Usual on Warning Ahead of Southwest Fatality

Before a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight, regulators had been weighing stepping up engine inspections for an unusually long time after the first warnings about a part.
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Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

The European Union’s tough new data-protection law demands costly changes for many companies and opens rich business opportunities for others.
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Campbell CEO Departs as Sales Cool

Campbell Soup said Denise Morrison is stepping down immediately after seven years as CEO and that it may sell some brands after a bet on fresher foods failed to revive sales.
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Walmart Sales Boosted by Increased Customer Spending, Grocery Growth

Walmart said its revenue rose a better-than-expected 4.4% in the first quarter as its U.S. stores benefited from more customers, increased spending by them and growth in its grocery business.
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Disney Considers Letting Pixar Co-Founder Lasseter Return

Executives at Walt Disney have discussed bringing animation guru John Lasseter back to the company in a new role that would reduce his managerial power but allow him to retain creative influence.
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Uber Ends Forced Arbitration for Harassment Claims

Uber is ending its use of mandatory arbitration for claims of sexual harassment and assault, freeing U.S.-based litigants to sue the company in open court, rather than make them resolve disputes in private.
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Tesla Considered Adding More Driver Safeguards to Autopilot System

Long before the fatal March 23 crash of a Tesla with its Autopilot system engaged, some company engineers expressed concern that more warnings were needed to keep drivers’ eyes on the road or hands on the wheel.
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ZTE Says Errors, Not Lies, Led to Failure to Comply With U.S. Terms

ZTE says its failure to fully comply with a U.S. deal resolving sanctions-busting charges was due to faults in internal controls, not deception.
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Agree to Facebook’s Terms or Don’t Use It

A battle is looming in Europe over what information Facebook, Google and other companies can demand from you. It boils down to what they really need to know—a debate that could end up in courts for years.
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Mueller Asked Ford for Records After It Rejected Michael Cohen Consulting Overture

Michael Cohen, who has served as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, made an overture to provide consulting services to Ford in January 2017 but was rebuffed, people familiar with the matter said.
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AT&T’s Executive Who Oversaw Cohen’s Contract Forced Out

AT&T Inc.’s top Washington executive and policy chief is being forced out of the company after his office paid $ 600,000 to Trump attorney Michael Cohen last year.
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China Draws Up Shopping List of American Goods to Avoid Trade War

China likely will offer to import more U.S. goods during negotiations in Washington next week as the two sides see one of the best ways to avert an all-out trade war is for Beijing to buy American.
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Walmart Agrees to Buy 77% Stake in India’s Flipkart for $16 Billion

Walmart agreed to take control of India’s largest e-commerce company, Flipkart Group, for $ 16 billion, as it tries to fend off Amazon.com at home and abroad.
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Takeda Wins Battle for Shire With $62 Billion Deal

Takeda reached an agreement to buy Shire, capping a monthslong battle for control of the European drugmaker and marking the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company.
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Comcast Lines Up Financing for Possible Hostile Bid for 21st Century Fox Assets

Cable giant Comcast is getting the pieces in place to make a possible hostile bid for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets as it considers breaking up the deal agreed in December between Fox and Disney.
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Starbucks Sells to Nestlé the Rights to Offer Its Coffee in Stores

Starbucks is selling the rights to sell its coffee and tea in grocery and retail stores to Nestlé for more than $ 7 billion, as the chain refocuses on its coffee shops.
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Companies Face Backlash Against Diversity Efforts

Companies trying to rectify a legacy of discrimination are finding that some tactics can breed resentment and new concerns about reverse prejudices.
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Berkshire Hathaway Swings to a Rare Loss on Unrealized Investment Hit

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway swung to a rare loss in the first quarter, hurt by lower insurance premiums and the impact of an accounting rule change on unrealized investment losses.
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Xerox Does an About Face, Leaving Existing Leadership in Place

Xerox was thrown into turmoil overnight as an agreement with two of its biggest investors that would have fired its chief executive and most of the board collapsed.
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Walmart Seeking $15 Billion Stake in Indian E-Commerce Giant Flipkart

Walmart is near a deal to invest around $ 15 billion for a roughly 75% stake in Flipkart Group, India’s largest e-commerce company, taking its battle with Amazon to India.
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Tesla’s Elon Musk Turns Conference Call Into Sparring Session

CEOs of publicly traded companies typically grit their teeth and coolly dance around analysts’ pointed questions during quarterly conference calls, but Tesla’s Elon Musk demonstrated one more way that he isn’t typical.
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Tesla Feels the Weight of Solar Panels

Tesla has another financial worry: Its home solar-panel business is facing slowing installations and could be on the hook for financial promises it made to some investors, just as the U.S. tax law presents new risks to the industry.
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Apple Allays iPhone Worries, Adds $100 Billion to Buyback Plans

Apple flexed its financial muscle with a record $ 100 billion plan to buy back stock from investors, as it reported strong gains in revenue and profit even as growth in the number of iPhones sold remained weak.
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