Apple’s Big Cash Winners: Shareholders

Apple announced a $ 38 billion tax windfall for the U.S. government this week, but the biggest beneficiary of the company’s response to tax-system changes will likely be its shareholders, analysts say.
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Amazon Narrows Choices for Second Headquarters to 20

Amazon named 20 metropolitan areas as finalists for its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. New York, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis are among the choices.
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How Trump Has Remade the Rules for Business

The Trump administration in its first year has pushed for deregulation across industries. The effort has included high-profile actions, such as reversing Obama-era rules on internet traffic and power-plant emissions. But there have been hundreds of narrower steps as well. Here is a sampling of the major changes.
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GE May Break Itself Up, CEO Says

General Electric is considering breaking itself apart, its chief executive said, after disclosing more problems buried in one of its major units.
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Utility Jobs Shrink as New Power Plants Need Fewer Workers

As coal and nuclear power plants close due to competitive pressures, the number of people employed in making electricity for the U.S. is shrinking.
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Amazon’s Grocery Sales Increased After It Devoured Whole Foods

Whole Foods’ brand items like bacon, coconut water and frozen blueberries helped Amazon.com Inc. gobble up more U.S. online grocery sales last year. Products carrying the natural foods chain’s brand helped push sales at Amazon’s online grocery-delivery service, AmazonFresh, up 35%.
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Disney Says Sandberg, Dorsey Won’t Seek Board Re-Election

Two tech titans are leaving Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors as the media giant moves into their territory, creating conflicts.
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Bezos to Grant $33 Million in College Scholarships for DACA Students

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is granting $ 33 million in college scholarships for undocumented immigrant high-school graduates in the U.S., according to TheDream.US, a nonprofit education group.
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Wal-Mart to Raise Minimum U.S. Wage to $11 an Hour

Wal-Mart will raise starting pay to $ 11 an hour for all its U.S. employees and hand out one-time bonuses of up to $ 1,000, as the retailer doles out some of its expected gains from the new tax legislation.
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Trump Administration Says Drilling Won’t Be Allowed Off Florida Coast

The Trump administration told Florida’s governor it won’t consider new oil and gas drilling off the state’s coast, backtracking on plans to expand offshore drilling all around the U.S. and bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans in the state.
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Silicon Valley Reconsiders the iPhone Era It Created

A tussle between prominent investors and Apple over iPhone use by young people comes amid a nascent re-evaluation of the smartphone’s social consequences within the industry that spawned it.
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Intel CEO’s Stock Sale ‘Unusual,’ Private Securities Experts Say

Brian Krzanich sold shares and exercised stock options worth $ 39 million while Intel was handling concerns about security flaws in its chips, a highly unusual move that risked attracting regulatory scrutiny.
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Pfizer Ends Hunt for Drugs to Treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Pfizer is abandoning costly but futile efforts to develop effective treatments for the disorders, a cutback that will result in layoffs of 300 employees over several months.
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Businesses Rush to Contain Fallout From Major Chip Flaws

Businesses and institutions raced to patch computer systems as they tried to gauge the fallout from the recent disclosure of two, long-hidden vulnerabilities affecting chips running most of the world’s computers.
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Intel Wrestled With Chip Flaws for Months

The disclosure of security flaws in computer chips dealt Intel what seemed like a sudden crisis, but behind the scenes it and other tech companies and experts have been grappling with the problem for months.
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Annual U.S. Car Sales Drop for First Time Since Financial Crisis

The U.S. auto industry in 2017 likely suffered its first annual sales decline since the financial crisis eight years ago, as demand finally ebbs after a remarkable multiyear growth spurt.
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Dominion Energy to Buy Scana, Absorb Costs of Failed Nuclear Plant

Dominion Energy will buy troubled energy company Scana in an all-stock transaction valued at about $ 7.66 billion and absorb some of the costs of Scana’s failed South Carolina nuclear project.
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In Cities With Low Unemployment, Wages Finally Start to Get Bigger

In U.S. cities with the tightest labor markets, workers are finding something that’s long been missing from the broader economic expansion: faster-growing paychecks.
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Judge Says PwC Was Negligent In Bank Failure

PricewaterhouseCoopers was negligent in connection with one of the biggest bank failures of the financial crisis, a federal judge ruled.
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Sears Stopped Buying National TV Ads in Critical Holiday Season

Sears Holdings hasn’t paid for any national TV spots for its struggling Sears and Kmart chains in December, as its CEO shifts advertising to digital channels.
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U.S. Steelmakers Raise Their Bets on Energy, Construction

Steelmakers are betting on the U.S. again, building mills they hope will help them compete against cheap imports as demand rises. Others see expansion as a risky bet.
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Russia Bets on Shale Oil to Defend Its Spot as Top Producer of Crude

Russia is hoping the Bazhenov shale formation in western Siberia, the largest in the world, will help it defend its title as the world’s top producer of crude oil for decades to come.
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Power Plants Bloom Even as Electricity Prices Wilt

A glut of gas flowing out of U.S. shale fields is fueling a power plant construction boom in several northeastern states, despite fierce competition that has caused wholesale electricity prices to plummet.
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Shell, Barclays Detail Billions in Tax-Linked Charges

Royal Dutch Shell and Barclays Bank said they would take large charges attributable to the U.S. tax overhaul—joining a parade of global firms in recent days disclosing how American tax-bill changes will affect their bottom line.
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Retailers Feel Shoppers’ Christmas Cheer

Shoppers of all income levels spent more this holiday season, prompting some Yuletide joy among retailers that struggled through a difficult year.
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Tax Overhaul Could Jolt Dollar as Firms Bring Home Cash

A provision of the tax overhaul is expected to release a tide of U.S. corporate cash from abroad, a development likely to jolt the dollar and reverberate throughout financial markets early next year.
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UPS Presses Accountants Into Delivery Duty in Holiday Rush

Hustling to deliver a crush of holiday shipments before Christmas, UPS is using hundreds of its accountants, marketers and other office staff to deliver packages at the last minute.
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Boeing Aims to Bulk Up With Embraer’s Small Jets

Boeing’s pursuit of Embraer fits one of the goals Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg has set for the aerospace giant: creating a level playing field in the commercial jetliner business.
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Papa John’s Founder to Step Down as CEO

Papa John’s International founder John Schnatter is stepping down as CEO after a tumultuous few months at the pizza chain.
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Spotify’s ‘Underwriter-Less’ IPO to Be Approved

Spotify is expected to receive approval from the SEC to move forward with a listing of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, a key step in the music-streaming service’s plan to avoid a traditional IPO.
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FDA Blesses Blindness Treatment That Could Cost $1 Million

The Food and Drug Administration approved for sale the first therapy in the U.S. that delivers a functional gene to replace a faulty, disease-causing one.
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ESPN Chief’s Sudden Exit Comes at Crucial Juncture for Disney

ESPN on Monday announced the surprise resignation of network President John Skipper over substance-abuse issues, creating uncertainty at a critical moment for the sports TV juggernaut and its majority-owner, Walt Disney Co.
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CSX Chief’s Death Prompts Tough Questions About Move to Hire Him

CSX Corp. hired the renowned railroad turnaround artist Hunter Harrison in March with much fanfare. Now, with Mr. Harrison’s death, that decision has backfired.
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CSX Chief Harrison Dies Days After Taking Medical Leave

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison died a day after the surprise announcement that he was placed on medical leave caused the railroad company to lose $ 4 billion in market value.
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Why Cash Returning From Overseas Isn’t Likely to Create Jobs—and Might Even Reduce Them

Republican lawmakers say their tax overhaul would spur companies to hire more employees and build factories in the U.S. Yet one key provision, which will free up hundreds of billions of dollars for companies to spend, will probably benefit shareholders, analysts say.
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Airbus Upheaval Triggers Search for New CEO

Airbus is hunting for a new chief executive to navigate it through a spell of heavy turbulence, with Europe’s largest plane maker facing investigations over alleged corruption and far-reaching departures among its senior ranks.
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Disney to Acquire Fox Assets in Big Bet on Video Streaming

Walt Disney agreed to buy select assets of 21st Century Fox for $ 52.4 billion in stock as it moves to bolster its streaming and television businesses in a changing media landscape.
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Unibail Who? The French Mall Owner Is Buying Westfield for $15.7 Billion

Even in its home market of France, Unibail-Rodamco isn’t a well-known corporate name. But if it consummates a deal with Westfield, it will be the world’s second-largest mall operator by market capitalization.
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Mall Operator Westfield Agrees to Takeover Bid Valued at $16 Billion

Westfield, the Australian operator of marquee malls from California to New York’s World Trade Center, agreed to a $ 15.7 billion takeover offer from European shopping-center giant Unibail-Rodamco.
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Hospital Giants in Talks to Create U.S.’s Largest Operator

Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a possible merger that would put 191 hospitals in 27 states under a single owner, as a series of major deals are poised to consolidate control of the health-care landscape into fewer hands.
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How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day

Third-party merchants slash prices and stockpile inventory in hopes Amazon.com will select their items for holiday promotion—which can boost sales all season.
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Robust Job Growth Puts U.S. on Firmest Footing in a Decade

The U.S. economy is hitting milestones not seen in more than a decade, marked by robust hiring that has led to low unemployment and a sustained pickup in output.
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Caterpillar Unit Cheated Customers, Tossed Evidence Into Ocean to Hide It

United Industries, a unit of Caterpillar, admitted that it cheated customers by performing unnecessary repairs to their railcars and pleaded guilty to dumping brake shoes and other parts into the ocean to hide evidence.
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General Electric’s Power Division to Cut 12,000 Jobs

GE said it was cutting 12,000 jobs in its power business, or nearly 20% of the unit’s workforce, as the conglomerate slashes costs and battles overcapacity in its core business.
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Wal-Mart’s New Name: It’s Not Just a Store Anymore

Wal-Mart Stores will shorten its legal name to Walmart Inc., highlighting the company’s shift from traditional stores toward competing online with Amazon.
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Businesses Push to Repeal Corporate AMT

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.
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CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion, Combining Major Health-Care Players

CVS agreed to buy Aetna for about $ 69 billion in cash and stock in a move to transform the pharmacy company and capture more of what consumers spend on health care.
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Disney Re-Engages in Talks to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets

Walt Disney has re-engaged in discussions with 21st Century Fox to purchase some of the media giant’s assets, and Comcast remains in the mix, with deal talks gaining momentum.
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Senate Passes Sweeping Revision of U.S. Tax Code

Republicans navigated a thicket of internal divisions over deficits and other issues to pass the bill, which included about $ 1.4 trillion in tax cuts and would reduce the corporate rate to 20% from 35%.
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CVS Closes In on Aetna Deal

CVS is moving closer to a $ 66 billion-plus agreement to buy Aetna, with a possible deal announcement by Monday.
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Matt Lauer’s Firing Leaves NBC’s $500 Million Franchise in Crisis

Matt Lauer’s abrupt exit from NBC News after an accusation of inappropriate sexual behavior ends a storied tenure that made him the face of morning television, leaving the network with a huge hole to fill and its most important franchise in crisis.
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NBC’s Matt Lauer Fired After Complaint About ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

“Today” show co-host Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC News after the company “received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”
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Shell to Pay Its Dividend in Cash in Latest Sign of Health for Big Oil

Royal Dutch Shell said it would begin paying its dividend only in cash, a fresh sign that big oil companies are trying to reward investors after struggling with three years of falling oil prices.
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SandRidge Adopts ‘Poison Pill’ After Carl Icahn Increases Stake

SandRidge’s board adopted a so-called poison pill that would make it more difficult for activist investor Carl Icahn to increase his stake as he criticizes SandRidge’s plan to buy Bonanza Creek.
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Meredith Agrees to Buy Time Inc.

Meredith has agreed to pay $ 18.50 a share in cash for Time Inc., valuing the fabled New York publisher at $ 1.85 billion.
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SoftBank Weighs Offer Price for Uber Shares Days After Hack Disclosure

SoftBank Group is expected to proceed with an offer to buy billions of dollars worth of shares from Uber Technologies’ stakeholders, but the security breach involving 57 million Uber accounts could change the investor’s evaluation of the ride-hailing company’s shares.
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Retailers Kick Off the Holiday Season on Firmer Footing

Attention shoppers: Prices may not be as low this time around. Nevertheless, even as this year has proved one of the most challenging for retailers, analysts are predicting robust holiday sales.
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Recalls Mount During Ford’s Reinvention Push

Ford Chief Executive Jim Hackett wants to push the 114-year-old auto maker toward the future as fast as he can. Right now, though, he is contending with mounting costs from safety recalls.
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YouTube Faces Backlash After Ads Appear Near Pedophile Comments

A fresh wave of advertisers suspended commercials on YouTube after their ads showed up next to videos that appeared to attract pedophile viewers and comments.
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Can’t Wait Until Payday? Apps Give Instant Access to Wages

Uber and McDonald’s are among a growing group of employers giving workers near-instant access to their wages through apps. Daily payments can help some workers smooth out the financial volatility of fluctuating schedules, but could impair saving.
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New Uber CEO Knew of Hack for Months

While the massive data breach at Uber Technologies Inc. didn’t happen under the watch of the new chief executive, more than two months elapsed before he notified affected customers and drivers of the incident, people familiar with the matter said.
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Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.
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Trump Takeaway on Tech: Enforcement Over Regulation

With its lawsuit against the AT&T-Time Warner deal and plan to roll back net-neutrality rules, the administration is fleshing out a regulatory approach: Instead of the Obama administration’s adoption of bright-line rules, it is stressing the enforcement of longstanding laws and regulations.
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U.S. Sues to Block AT&T Merger

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit challenging AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, alleging the combination of the two companies poses an unlawful threat to competition that could raise prices and slow innovation.
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FCC to Outline Plan to Roll Back Rules on Net Neutrality

Regulators are expected to unveil plans for reversing Obama-era rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, a move that could reshape the internet economy and consumers’ online experience.
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GE’s Woes Trigger a Major Board Shakeout

The struggles at GE will claim half of the industrial giant’s 18 directors, an unusual shakeout that shows the depths of the problems that developed on their watch.
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Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck

Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of traveling for hundreds of miles on a single charge.
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Comcast Approached 21st Century Fox About an Acquisition

New suitors are circling 21st Century Fox, affirming that the media empire built by Rupert Murdoch is now in play. Comcast has approached the media company to express interest in buying a substantial piece of it. Verizon and Sony are also kicking the tires.
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Emerson to Increase Offer for Rockwell to $29 Billion

Emerson Electric plans to boost its takeover offer for Rockwell Automation, this time to $ 29 billion, ratcheting up an effort to bring its reluctant rival to the negotiating table.
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Airbus, Boeing Seal More Than $75 Billion in Orders

Airbus and Boeing secured more than $ 75 billion in single-aisle plane commitments, demonstrating unrelenting appetite for their most popular planes from discount carriers.
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Manufacturing Picks Up While Waiting for Trump’s Policy Promises

American manufacturing has improved during the year since Donald Trump’s election, despite a lack of promised policy changes aimed at lifting the sector’s fortunes.
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GE Cuts Dividend, Slashes Profit Goals Amid Restructuring

GE slashed its 2018 profit forecast and said it was cutting its dividend by half, as the 125-year-old industrial conglomerate seeks to preserve cash for a restructuring under new Chief Executive John Flannery that will focus on three core units.
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Smooth Sailing, No Streaming for Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’

Taylor Swift’s newest album sold more than 717,000 copies in the U.S. in its first day of release, putting the pop star on pace to potentially beat out week-one sales for her previous blockbuster effort.
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Merger Snag Stirs Tensions Over Trump-CNN Feud

The government denies politics is playing a role in its examination of AT&T’s acquisition of CNN parent Time Warner. But with the fate of the deal now in doubt, hostility between the Trump administration and network is a hot topic.
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Hasbro Sets Its Sights on Mattel

Hasbro has made a takeover offer for rival Mattel, according to people familiar with the matter, a potential combination that would put Barbie and G.I. Joe under the same roof.
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The Workplace After Weinstein: Harassment Claims Bring Rapid Changes

Sexual-misconduct claims in Hollywood and beyond, amplified by social media, have abruptly altered the corporate climate, prompting firms to scrutinize how employees work together.
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GE Dividend In Focus as Investors Await New Strategy

Investors and analysts are bracing themselves for a broad rethinking of how GE operates, including shedding business units, a dividend cut, and layoffs among GE’s nearly 300,000-person workforce.
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Nintendo’s Game Plan to Level Up Switch Production

Nintendo plans to pick up the production pace for its hit Switch game console next year, showing the company’s deepening confidence in the success of the device.
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Uber Suffers Setback as U.K. Court Rules Its Drivers Should Have Workers’ Rights

Uber Technologies suffered a setback in a British court when an appeals tribunal reaffirmed a decision that the company must give its drivers employee rights like paid vacations.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Rapid-Delivery Businesses Under Veteran Executive

Amazon.com has consolidated its physical-retail and fast-delivery operations under Steve Kessel, a veteran lieutenant of CEO Jeff Bezos, as it integrates its new Whole Foods Market unit with related businesses.
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Department Stores Try Different Tacks to Weather Ecommerce

Macy’s focused on profit margins in the latest quarter, while Kohl’s sought to drive sales as the retailers contended with the rise of e-commerce. Macy’s posted a 6.1% decline in revenue, but profit more than doubled. Kohl’s revenue increased 0.1%, and earnings slipped.
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The $250 Billion in U.S.-China Trade Deals May Not Tally

On the surface, U.S.-China deals worth billions of dollars look like a win for America Inc. during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing. But there is a catch.
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Timing of AT&T-Time Warner Deal Closing ‘Now Uncertain’

A top AT&T executive warned that the company is unsure about the timing of its planned takeover of Time Warner, as the combination of the telecom and media giants faces extended antitrust review.
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Disney Approached 21st Century Fox to Buy Entertainment Assets

Walt Disney Co. recently held talks to purchase a large chunk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment businesses, people close to the talks said, signaling Disney is serious about bolstering its TV operations and Rupert Murdoch is open to a restructuring of his empire.
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Disney Approached 21st Century Fox to Buy Entertainment Assets

Walt Disney Co. recently held talks to purchase a large chunk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment businesses, people close to the talks said, signaling Disney is serious about bolstering its TV operations and Rupert Murdoch is open to a restructuring of his empire.
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Activist William Ackman Loses Bid for ADP Board Seats

William Ackman lost his bid for three seats on the board of Automatic Data Processing, the latest blow to the struggling activist investor as shareholders sided instead with management.
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Broadcom Proposes to Buy Qualcomm for Over $100 Billion

Broadcom launched a takeover bid for fellow chip maker Qualcomm in a cash-and-stock-deal worth over $ 100 billion.
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How the Sprint and T-Mobile Deal Collapsed, Again

During months of merger talks with T-Mobile US, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son sought a way to merge the two wireless rivals without really having to hand over the keys; in the end, nothing worked.
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As Economy Gains Strength, Companies Sell (and Spend) More

Profits are healthy at large U.S. companies, but earnings growth was pinched in the third quarter by higher materials and labor costs, as well as the impact of three major hurricanes on insurers.
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U.S. Considers Suit Against AT&T’s Deal for Time Warner

The Justice Department is laying the groundwork for a potential lawsuit challenging AT&T’s planned acquisition of Time Warner if the government and companies can’t agree on a settlement.
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Overexposure, Not Anthem Protests, Blamed for NFL’s Ratings Woes

Media executives are rallying around an explanation for the NFL’s declining TV ratings: too much football available in too many places. Meanwhile, there is no evidence of a red-state boycott over national anthem protests.
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Uber-SoftBank Deal in Jeopardy Over Spat About Kalanick’s Role

Uber effort to close a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank is on the rocks as co-founder Travis Kalanick tussles with fellow board members over the limits of his power at the ride-hailing giant, people familiar with the matter said.
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Samsung Electronics Shakes Up Leadership Lineup

Samsung Electronics shook up its senior ranks in a move that would replace all of its co-chief executives and strip its board chairman of any executive role for the first time as it looks to address concerns about a leadership vacuum at the top.
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Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Organized Events on All Sides of Polarizing Issues

Workers behind Russian-linked Facebook accounts helped organize or finance real-life events, often working directly with U.S. activists and playing both sides of the same hot-button issues.
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GE Board Was Kept in the Dark About CEO’s Extra Plane

General Electric executives didn’t notify the company’s board until this month about its regular flying of a spare business jet for its CEO, and it didn’t tell directors that GE had received an internal complaint about the practice several years ago.
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Samsung Investors Expect Strong Earnings—and Answers

Samsung Electronics is expected to deliver all-time high quarterly profits next week, but investors are anxious amid a crisis in the company’s senior leadership ranks and no clear path to future growth.
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CVS, Aetna Plot $66 Billion Tie-Up

CVS Health is in talks to buy Aetna for more than $ 66 billion as the drugstore giant scrambles to fortify itself against looming competition from Amazon amid a continuing reordering of the health-care industry.
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Twitter Says It Overstated Users; Shares Jump as Loss Narrows

Twitter on Thursday said it overstated its number of users for the past three years, even as it reported better-than-expected user growth and a narrower loss, and raised its earnings forecast.
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Google and Cisco Strike Cloud Partnership

Google and Cisco Systems on Wednesday said they are combining their technology to help corporate customers more easily develop software for the cloud.
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WeWork Venture to Buy Lord & Taylor’s NYC Flagship Store

Real-estate startup WeWork has struck a deal to acquire Lord & Taylor’s flagship New York City store for $ 850 million, a move that will convert the landmark building into the startup’s headquarters next year.
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Kaspersky to Allow Review of Its Cybersecurity Software

Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm whose software U.S. officials suspect helped the Russian government spy on Americans, promised to make its source code available for an independent review.
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Fox Aware of O’Reilly Settlement at Contract Renewal

21st Century Fox knew of a settlement Bill O’Reilly had reached with a network analyst who had accused him of sexual harassment when the company renewed the star Fox News host’s contract, the company said Saturday.
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China’s Road to Electric-Car Domination Is Driven in Part by Batteries

Batteries have emerged as a critical front in China’s campaign to be the global leader in electric vehicles, but foreign auto makers and experts say it has set up the market to favor domestic suppliers.
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New GE Chief Slashes Forecasts, Plans to Exit $20 Billion in Businesses

GE’s quarterly earnings fell as it incurred hefty restructuring charges during CEO John Flannery’s first official quarter at the helm, and the new CEO pledged to exit more than $ 20 billion of the company’s businesses.
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Unilever, Nestlé Test Investor Patience With Slower Sales

Two of the world’s biggest consumer goods companies—both caught in investors’ crosshairs—reported another round of weak sales, ratcheting up pressure to accelerate promised turnarounds.
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Anthem to Launch Its Own Pharmacy-Benefit Manager

Anthem plans to launch its own pharmacy-benefit manager, serviced by CVS Health, in 2020 after the conclusion of its contract with Express Scripts.
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Insurers Brace for Drop in Enrollment Amid ACA Turmoil

With enrollment for Affordable Care Act health-insurance plans starting in just two weeks, insurers are bracing for a drop-off among consumers put off by higher rates, confusion about the law’s standing and a shorter window to choose coverage.
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Airbus Secures Canadian Wingman in Dogfight With Boeing

Airbus and Boeing typically slug it out at air shows and on factory floors but the rivalry took a different turn with the European group’s deal to take a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries jet project.
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Cutting Corporate Taxes Would Boost Workers’ Income, White House Says

Cutting the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% would, “very conservatively,” boost average household income by $ 4,000 a year, White House economists say.
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Motion Picture Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein, the executive more affiliated with the Oscars than any producer in Hollywood, has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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PayPal’s Market Value Eclipses AmEx, Nears Morgan Stanley, Goldman

PayPal vaulted over American Express in terms of market value this week, punctuating a rally that has pushed up the payments company’s shares by nearly 75% since the start of 2017.
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Amazon Suspends Entertainment Chief Roy Price

Amazon suspended the head of its entertainment studio, Roy Price, in the wake of allegations of mismanagement and sexual harassment and criticism of his close business relationship with Harvey Weinstein.
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Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China’s Big Tech Firms

The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies—including Tencent, Weibo and a unit of Alibaba—to give the state a stake in them and a direct role in corporate decisions.
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Trump’s Nafta Goals:Dilute Pact’s Force, Loosen Regional Economic Bonds

The Trump administration’s proposals prompt a backlash from Mexico and Canada and from business groups in all three countries, casting new uncertainty over the talks as they resume in Washington.
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P&G Board Vote Is Too Close to Call

The most expensive proxy fight in U.S. history left Procter & Gamble’s shareholders evenly split over whether to put activist investor Nelson Peltz on the board.
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Weinstein Co. Board Fires Harvey Weinstein

The board of directors fired the co-chairman from the independent movie and television studio, citing allegations of sexual misconduct by one of the highest-profile producers in Hollywood.
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Amazon’s Search for Second Home Could Weigh on Seattle

Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters is going to make some North American city very happy once the online retail giant announces its choice next year. But it will likely be bad news for its current hometown.
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GE Shakes Up Leadership Under New CEO Flannery

General Electric said several of its top executives are leaving the company, in a high-profile shake-up of the conglomerate under new CEO John Flannery.
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Where Amazon Is Failing to Dominate: Hollywood

Amazon Studios has been stumbling when it comes to producing content that attracts audiences and buzz. It has alienated top producers and is struggling to redefine its strategy.
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Shale Juggernaut Shows Signs of Fatigue

American shale drillers, which defied expectations and upended traditional oil markets by increasing production in the face of lower prices, are finally showing signs of slowing down.
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EU Orders Recoup of $300 Million in Amazon Back Taxes

The European Union upped the stakes in its push to collect taxes from U.S. tech giants, pressing its cases against Amazon.com and Apple.
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Tesla Misses Model 3 Production Goals

Tesla badly missed its goal of building 1,500 Model 3 cars in the third quarter, only managing 260, in the first sign that the production ramp-up for the new sedan isn’t going as smoothly as planned.
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Google Plans to Help News Publishers Increase Subscriptions

Google is rolling out a package of policies and services to help news publishers increase subscriptions, a move likely to warm its icy relationship with some of the biggest critics of its power over the internet.
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Uber Ex-CEO Names Directors in Power Play

Uber’s ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, is appointing two new directors to the ride-hailing firm’s board in a surprise move that would bolster his clout as the company faces several critical decisions.
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New Ford Chief Is Ready to Start Tinkering

Jim Hackett, Ford’s new CEO, spent the summer touring the auto maker’s global operations, brainstorming with executives on new business concepts a visiting an electric car maker in Silicon Valley. Now, he is ready to start tinkering under the hood.
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Amazon Sells $1.6 Million in Whole Foods’ Products in First Month

The e-commerce giant delivered one of the first infusions of cash to the organic grocery chain through its site, providing Whole Foods with the potential for a new mass-market platform and new revenue.
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Kellogg CEO Bryant to Step Down

Kellogg CEO John Bryant is stepping down next week after nearly seven years leading the cereal-and-snack giant through a tumultuous time in the food industry.
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Apple iPhone X Production Woe Sparked by a Parts Imbalance

Apple Inc. hit a production snag with components crucial to its new iPhone X’s facial-recognition system, adding to concerns about extended shortages when sales begin early in November.
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Equifax CEO Smith to Exit Following Big Data Breach

Equifax Chief Executive Richard Smith is leaving the credit-reporting company after a massive data breach under his watch exposed the information of about 143 million Americans.
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Target to Boost Minimum Wages in Battle for Workers

Target said it is raising its minimum wage to $ 11 an hour starting next month and to $ 15 an hour within three years, as the retailer competes to fill low-wage jobs in a tighter labor market.
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Mashable Tests Notion that ‘Pivot to Video’ Leads to Digital-Media Riches

The company, known for its mix of technology and pop-culture stories, is exploring selling itself to an investor and has had extensive discussions with a German TV broadcaster, people familiar with the matter said.
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Facebook Abandons Plans to Change Share Structure, Avoiding Lawsuit

Facebook abruptly abandoned a plan to change its stock structure that would have given Mark Zuckerberg more control, the latest in a string of reversals by the social-media giant as it fends off controversies on several fronts.
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London Says It Won’t Reissue Uber’s License

The U.K. capital’s top transport authority said Uber was unfit to hold on to its private-car hire license in the city, threatening a shutdown of the service in one of the ride-hailing company’s biggest global markets.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods on Fast Track to Conventional Supermarket

Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products beginning next year, banning “brand advocates” from stores and pushing sellers to pitch to the grocer’s Austin, Texas, headquarters.
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Toshiba Decides on Bain-Apple Group in Chip-Business Sale

Toshiba decided to sell its chip business to a Bain Capital-led group that includes Apple and Dell Technologies for more than $ 18 billion, although opposition to the deal remains.
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Toys ‘R’ Us, Once a Category Killer, Files for Bankruptcy

Toys ‘R’ Us, for decades the go-to spot for birthday and holiday gifts, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, undone by a hefty debt load and the rapid shift to online shopping.
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Northrop Grumman to Buy Orbital ATK for $7.8 Billion

Northrop Grumman said it agreed to buy Orbital ATK for $ 7.8 billion, as merger activity in the aerospace industry heats up.
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Toys ‘R’ Us Preparing for Potential Bankruptcy Filing Before Holidays

Toys ‘R’ Us could file for bankruptcy as soon as the next few weeks, as nervous suppliers have tightened terms for the retailer ahead of the crucial holiday selling season, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Facebook Gave Mueller More Details on Russian Ad Buys Than Congress

Facebook has handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller detailed records about the Russian ad purchases on its platform that go beyond what it shared with Congress, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Japan’s SoftBank Wants Big Chunk of Uber, But at Steep Discount

SoftBank Group is seeking a commanding stake in Uber Technologies, but the Japanese investor wants a steep discount.
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Up Next for the United Tech-Rockwell Tie-Up: The Antitrust Ordeal

Questions are emerging over how antitrust authorities will treat the deal between United Technologies and Rockwell Collins, amid a debate over whether the tie-up will drive up costs in the aerospace industry.
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Bain Signs Letter of Intent to Buy Toshiba’s Chip Business

Bain Capital signed a memorandum of understanding with Toshiba saying it intends to reach a deal to buy the Japanese conglomerate’s memory-chip business by the end of September, Toshiba said.
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DowDuPont to Change Breakup Plan

Two weeks after its formation, DowDuPont is altering its plan to splinter into three companies, a step that appears set to end the threat of a fight with as many as four activist investors.
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Teva Appoints New Chief Executive After Months of Speculation

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries named Kare Schultz as its new chief executive, ending months of speculation over who will lead the Israeli drug company.
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Airlines Mark Down Tickets in Irma-Affected Areas

Airlines capped prices on tickets departing from much of Florida and the Caribbean, after customers complained that seats on the few flights that remained ahead of Hurricane Irma were far more expensive than usual.
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Equifax Hack Leaves Consumers, Financial Firms Scrambling

Consumers, financial firms and regulators were scrambling to assess the damage the massive hack at Equifax could cause even as the credit-reporting company came under attack on multiple fronts for its handling of the cyberattack.
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Equifax Data Breach Potentially Affected 143 Million in U.S.

Credit-reporting firm Equifax said hackers gained access to personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers, in one of the biggest and most threatening data breaches of recent years.
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Amazon Seeks Prime Location for $5 Billion Second HQ

Amazon plans to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America that will house up to 50,000 employees and cost $ 5 billion to build and operate.
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Airlines Cancel Flights as Irma Advances

Airlines are canceling flights in the Caribbean and offering waivers to passengers in Florida as Hurricane Irma picks up speed and intensity, disrupting air travel in the region for the second time in a month.
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United Technologies to Buy Rockwell Collins for $23 Billion

United Technologies reached a deal to buy airplane-parts maker Rockwell Collins for $ 23 billion, in the biggest aerospace deal in history.
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Steady Hiring Without Wage Gains Deepens Puzzle for Fed

An extended run of modest labor market gains this year has produced little acceleration in wage growth or inflation, underscoring a puzzle that complicates Federal Reserve policy decisions looming in the months ahead.
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Huawei Armed With New Chipset for iPhone Battle

The Chinese telecom giant’s Kirin 970 chip—with built-in artificial-intelligence capabilities—will power its next-generation smartphones in bid to match rivals Apple and Samsung.
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Nissan Seeks Spark From New Leaf

The car company will release a new version if its all-electric model this week, looking to persuade average customers to adopt next-generation vehicles.
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Americans Are Happier at Work, but Expect a Lot Less

For the first time since 2005, more than half of U.S. workers say they’re satisfied with their jobs. But data also suggest Americans have changing views of what makes a job good, after a decade of bruising job cuts, minimal raises and lean staffing.
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New Uber CEO Says Company Could Go Public in 18 Months

Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, said he would start on Tuesday and aim for an IPO in as soon as 2019, setting the stage for what would be one of the most highly anticipated market debuts in memory.
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For New Uber CEO, Fresh Challenges Emerge

Even before he takes the job as Uber’s new chief executive, fresh challenges confront Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, with news of a federal bribery probe into Uber and public disagreement over how the board’s decision to hire him unfolded.
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Harvey’s Widespread Destruction Tests U.S. Shale

Tropical Storm Harvey has shut a significant portion of the state’s shale production, cutting off as much as 15% of U.S. oil supplies. Now, the big question is how quickly the sector can make a comeback.
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Uber Selects Expedia’s Khosrowshahi as New CEO

Uber Technologies has voted to appoint Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO.
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Why Amazon Isn’t Ready for Prime Time in China

The American e-commerce giant hasn’t been able to increase its tiny share of the market as Chinese competitors offer many of the same perks without requiring a membership.
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Slowing SUV Sales Could Signal a Turn in the Market

As the summer car-buying season nears an end, the once-hot market for crossovers is showing signs of slowing down.
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