Venezuelan Opposition Seeks U.S. Court’s Help Protecting Citgo

Venezuela’s U.S.-backed opposition leaders asked a federal appeals court to refrain from carving up the country’s foreign assets, saying their loss would hurt the chances of political change in Caracas.
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Ted Baker CEO Resigns After Misconduct Probe

Ray Kelvin, the founder and chief executive of British fashion retailer Ted Baker, has resigned with immediate effect following an investigation into his alleged misconduct.
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Facebook Sues Chinese Companies for Creating Fake Accounts

Facebook and Instagram sued four companies and three people based in China for creating and selling fake accounts, likes and followers, according to a posting on the social media giant’s website.
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Philip Morris Cuts Profit Forecast After Canada Court Ruling

Philip Morris International Inc. cut its profit outlook for the year and expects lower pretax earnings in the first quarter after a subsidiary and other tobacco companies lost a major legal appeal in Canada.
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Cheniere Deal With China Signals Country’s Key Role in LNG Exports

Cheniere Energy’s expected $ 18 billion deal to supply natural gas to China signals the company’s growing bet on the country, and China’s emergence as a top market for U.S. gas exporters.
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Investors Scale Back Inflation Bets, Signaling Doubts About Growth

Bets on a pickup in inflation are falling out of favor, underscoring investors’ skepticism that the U.S. economy will be able to turn stronger after a soft start to the year.
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It’s Official: China’s E-Commerce King is a Communist

China’s E-Commerce king, Jack Ma, was identified as a Communist Party member by the People’s Daily in a list of people credited with helping modernize China’s economy.
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Trump’s Effort to Narrow the Trade Gap Has Flopped So Far

On Wednesday, the Census Bureau will likely report the U.S. last year registered the largest trade deficit in its history. How that happened is a lesson in the economics of imbalances.
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U.S. Push on Food Trade Pressures EU

U.S. and European trade negotiators, under growing domestic pressure over agriculture, are set to meet again this week as clashing demands threaten to rekindle a tit-for-tat economic war.
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Disney Cuts Compensation for Iger in Fox Deal

Disney tweaked Robert Iger’s pay package, removing $ 13.5 million in potential salary and incentive awards available for the CEO after the company closes its acquisition of Fox assets.
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Nevada Is the Jackpot of Barrick’s Push for Newmont

Barrick Gold’s bid to acquire rival gold producer Newmont Mining centers on a plan to combine portfolios and operations in the state of Nevada.
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AT&T Breaks Up Turner, Bulks Up Warner Bros. in Major Overhaul

AT&T started reorganizing its WarnerMedia unit by combining its disparate networks and entertainment businesses, an overhaul that is expected to lead to cost-cutting and layoffs.
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Grocers Brace for Another Blow From Amazon

Competition from Amazon.com has pushed grocers to focus on home delivery and lower prices. Now it is taking aim at supermarkets’ high-profit products: those found in the beauty aisle.
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Lyft’s IPO Filing Offers Look at Size, Scope of Ride-Hailing Company

Lyft made its IPO documentation public, a move that fires the starting gun on what’s expected to be one of the biggest years for tech IPOs ever.
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Amazon to Launch New Grocery Chain

Amazon is planning to open dozens of grocery stores in several major U.S. cities as the retail giant looks to broaden its reach in the food business and touch more aspects of consumers’ lives.
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Gap, Old Navy to Split Into Two Public Companies

Gap said it will separate the fast-growing Old Navy chain from its struggling flagship brand, creating two publicly traded companies.
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HP Sales Rise, but Fall Short of Estimates

HP’s sales missed Wall Street targets in the most recent quarter, but the company maintained its full-year outlook on adjusted profit.
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Senators Press Drug-Company Executives Over Prices

Leaders from seven drugmakers representing $ 140 billion in U.S. revenue defended their pricing in a Senate hearing that showcased bipartisan support for what would be some of the most significant changes to the industry in decades.
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SEC Asks Manhattan Federal Court to Hold Musk in Contempt

The Securities and Exchange Commission says in a court filing that a Feb. 19 tweet regarding projected production volumes in 2019 violated terms of a prior settlement.
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Bud’s Super Bowl Ad Threatens to Derail Beer Alliance

A fight between America’s two biggest brewers is jeopardizing a proposed “Got Milk?”-style campaign intended to help struggling beer makers win back drinkers who have defected to wine and spirits.
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Fox Cuts Smollett From Final Episodes of ‘Empire’ Season

Actor Jussie Smollett, won’t appear in this season’s final two episodes of the Fox series “Empire” after he was charged by Chicago police with filing a false report.
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Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including personal health information. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook.
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Kraft Heinz Discloses SEC Probe, Misses Earnings Forecasts

Kraft Heinz on Thursday wrote down the value of its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands by $ 15.4 billion, disclosed an investigation by federal securities regulators and slashed its dividend, sending its shares plunging after hours.
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Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches

Pinterest has stopped returning search results for terms relating to vaccinations, a drastic step aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation.
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Walmart Posts Strong Holiday Sales Gains in U.S.

Walmart’s profit and sales rose over the winter holidays, a sign that the retail giant lured shoppers from rivals and that Americans continued to spend freely amid mixed economic signals.
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FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies

Federal air-safety regulators are investigating Southwest Airlines for widespread failures to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded into each of its jets.
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Partisan Rift Threatens Federal Data-Privacy Law

Congress set the stage last year to pass a sweeping consumer data-privacy law in 2019, but prospects for legislation are dimming amid sharpening divides among lawmakers over how far the federal government should go in reining in Big Tech.
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Payless to Close All U.S. Stores as It Prepares for Another Bankruptcy

Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its roughly 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in what is likely to be the largest ever retailer liquidation.
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FDA Is Revamping Clearance Procedures for Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration is significantly revamping the way it clears most medical devices for U.S. marketing, planning to rely far less on comparisons with much older products already on the market.
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Amazon Cancels HQ2 Plans in New York City

Amazon is abandoning plans for a headquarters in New York City after facing resistance from some local politicians who objected to giving the company billions of dollars in tax incentives.
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GE Power Has a $92 Billion Backlog. For the New Boss, That’s a Problem.

The turnaround of General Electric depends on the revival of its core power business, a reversal that will require CEO Larry Culp to churn through a $ 92 billion sales backlog marred by low-margin projects.
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Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods; Now They’re Going Up

Whole Foods is raising prices again. Amazon cut prices after acquiring the grocer in 2017, but pressure from consumer-product makers has led Whole Foods to raise prices on hundreds of products.
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How Bad Is the China Slowdown? U.S. Companies Offer Some Answers

Fourth-quarter results from U.S. companies indicate that slowing growth in China is modest, but broad. Retailers and other companies catering to Chinese consumers face signs of weakness among the country’s growing middle class. Analysts fear a brutal quarter ahead.
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Prepare to Pay More for Diapers, Clorox and Cat Litter

Makers of household staples started raising prices last year on diapers, toilet paper and trash bags to offset higher commodity costs and boost profits. Executives are promising to raise even more prices this year.
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Amazon Reconsidering Plan to Put Campus in New York City

Amazon executives are re-evaluating a planned campus in New York City, people familiar with the matter said, turning up the heat on local officials who have rallied opposition to giving billions of dollars in tax incentives to one of the world’s most valuable companies.
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Prosecutors Weigh Whether National Enquirer Violated Earlier Agreement

Federal prosecutors are examining whether the National Enquirer’s dealings with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos violated a nonprosecution agreement the tabloid’s publisher signed last year.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses Tabloid of Attempted Blackmail

Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post and founder of Amazon.com Inc., accused National Enquirer-parent American Media Inc. of trying to blackmail him.
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GM Leans on U.S. Truck Buyers to Counter Weakness in China

General Motors said its fourth-quarter operating profit dropped 8%, as strong sales in its home U.S. market were offset by weaker results in China.
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Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Leaving Company

Apple said its head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the company in April after joining the tech giant in 2014 from Burberry. She will be succeeded by Vice President of People Deirdre O’Brien.
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Google Parent Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue Growth

Alphabet posted sustained revenue growth in the fourth quarter, the latest indication of strong financial results in the technology world despite mounting public pressures.
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France and Germany Step In to Circumvent Iran Sanctions

France and Germany have joined forces to rescue a European effort to create a payments channel to keep trade flowing with Iran, defying U.S. attempts to take the air out of the plan, senior diplomats said.
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Japanese Tycoon Plans to Fly With SpaceX, but His Latest Projects Have Failed to Launch

Yusaku Maezawa, who bought the first ticket to fly around the moon on Elon Musk’s SpaceX vehicle, is losing momentum on Earth. After years of rapid growth for his fashion e-commerce site, some big brands are backing away and competition from the likes of Amazon.com is rising.
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Vice, BuzzFeed and the Reckoning for New-Media Companies

Vice Media’s cut of 250 jobs, or 10% of its workforce, is the latest digital media retrenchment amid an increasingly difficult online-ad market and pressure from investors who expected red-hot returns.
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Amazon Reports Third Record Profit in a Row

Amazon.com capitalized on a strong holiday season and its high-margin businesses in its latest quarter, but India and increased spending loom as challenges to future results.
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Second-Tier Cities Boast First-Rate Job Figures

Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to locate new headquarters in the New York and Washington regions highlighted an ongoing shift of economic might toward big coastal power cities. But second-tier cities are thriving, and by some measures they are doing even better than their bigger rivals.
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Apple’s Revenue and Profit Drop: ‘The iPhone Has Matured’

Apple Inc. posted a quarterly decline in both revenue and profit, the first time in more than a decade for the December quarter, underlining its need to reignite slowing iPhone sales and get more growth from services.
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Wynn Resorts to Settle Regulator’s Sexual-Misconduct Probe

Wynn Resorts executives turned a blind eye as Steve Wynn over more than a decade was accused of sexually assaulting or harassing cocktail servers, salon workers and flight attendants employed by his casino empire, according to allegations contained in a regulator’s report.
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Pfizer Pivots to Cancer Drugs for Growth

Pfizer is seeking a new round of growth by treating cancer and is among the big pharmaceutical companies trying to expand in oncology.
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Google’s Effort to Prevent Blindness Shows AI Challenges

Google has developed artificial intelligence that can detect a condition that causes blindness in diabetic patients, though tests in India demonstrate the challenges of transferring such technology from the lab to the doctor’s office.
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Advertising Giant WPP Asked Ex-CEO Sorrell to Repay Expenses

Martin Sorrell resigned as CEO of WPP nine months ago following a company probe into his conduct, but his feud continues with the ad giant, which is scrutinizing expenses he incurred over several years.
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Starbucks Beats Expectations With Focus on Operations

Starbucks boosted sales at U.S. cafes around the end of the year, beating expectations for the second consecutive quarter.
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U.S. Believes It Doesn’t Need to Show ‘Proof’ Huawei Is a Spy Threat

The chairman of Huawei pushed back against claims his company conducts espionage for the Chinese government. But the U.S. says that Huawei’s very structure makes the company a potential tool for espionage and thus a security threat.
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Starboard, Elliott Management Call on eBay to Shed StubHub, Classifieds

EBay is being circled by a pair of activist investors who want the online marketplace to consider parting with StubHub and its classified-ad business.
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U.S.-China Trade Fight Risks Fragmenting Global Market, Says Beijing Ambassador

The trade fight between the U.S. and China risks fragmenting the integrating global market, China’s ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai said in an interview. He was speaking ahead of the summit meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires later this week.
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Carlos Ghosn Offers to Pay for Ankle Monitor, Security to Get Bail in Japan

Carlos Ghosn scaled back his request for bail as his detention stretches into its ninth week, promising to stay in Tokyo and pay for an ankle monitor and security guards to ensure he doesn’t flee.
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The Public Face of Huawei’s Global Fight

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s finance chief and daughter of its founder, helped lead the company’s effort to improve its image. With her arrest, she’s caught up in one of the probes ensnaring the company around the world.
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Tesla to Slash More Jobs in Effort to Lower Model 3 Price

Tesla is cutting its full-time workforce by 7% to help lower costs so it can sell the Model 3 sedan at a lower price. Shares fell 13%.
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Netflix Reports Paid Customers Rise on Strength Overseas

Netflix reported a jump in paid subscribers in the fourth quarter, exceeding its own expectations for growth by drawing in more customers in international markets even as domestic growth slowed.
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WeWork’s CEO Makes Millions as Landlord to WeWork

The CEO of WeWork has made millions by leasing multiple properties in which he has an ownership stake back to WeWork, one of the country’s most valuable startups.
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The U.S. Housing Boom Is Coming to an End, Starting in Dallas

Dallas is housing’s “canary in the mine shaft.” Homes are taking longer to sell, bidding wars are rarer and price cuts are more common as buyers absorb the impact of higher mortgage rates.
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Hostile Bid for Gannett Rattles Some in the Newspaper Business

The hostile takeover bid for Gannett Co. by MNG Enterprises Inc., a newspaper group backed by a hedge fund, has stoked fears that an industry already reeling from years of cutbacks could be in for even more severe cost-cutting.
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Shutdown Pinches Economic Growth

The partial federal government shutdown is showing signs of disrupting commerce as hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed out on their first payday of the closure late last week.
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Huawei Fires Executive Charged in Poland With Espionage

Chinese telecom company Huawei fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland on espionage charges, saying he brought it “into disrepute.”
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Huawei Executive Is Charged With Espionage in Poland

Polish authorities detained and charged a local sales director of Huawei, a Chinese national, with conducting high-level espionage on behalf of China, amid widening global scrutiny of the technology giant.
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Strong Economy Can’t Save Retailers From Holiday Blues

The strong U.S. economy wasn’t enough to give many mall-based retailers a strong year-end boost, as Macy’s and others posted tepid holiday sales, fueling a selloff in retail stocks.
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Oil’s Fall Threatens U.S. Shale Drillers

Plunging oil prices once again threaten to force American shale drillers to pull back on production, just as they were preparing to unleash a flood of crude.
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Sears Gets Another Lifeline: Lampert’s $4.4 Billion Bid Still Alive

A bid to rescue the retailer from bankruptcy proceedings by Sears Holdings former CEO Edward Lampert is still alive, as an auction is set for Jan. 14.
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Amazon Takes Market Cap Crown

Amazon surpasses Microsoft as the largest U.S. company with a market cap of $ 797 billion, signaling the tech industry’s enduring market dominance even after turbulent months in which investors pummeled their shares.
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Fed Faces a Fresh Test: Soft Economic Landing

Federal Reserve officials, after navigating the U.S. economy through the financial crisis and its rebound, face a fresh test in 2019: managing an economic soft landing.
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Apple Beware: Samsung’s Great Fall in China Was Swift

Apple’s stumble in China is an all-too-familiar story for rival Samsung Electronics. In five years, the iPhone’s biggest rival went from China’s No. 1 phone maker to an also-ran.
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UPS’s Holiday Wish: Handling the Delivery Surge

UPS is hoping that billions of dollars in system improvements this year will help it avoid shipping problems during the online shopping surge of the holiday season.
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Apple’s Stock Drops on Revenue Warning

Apple shares fell steeply after the iPhone maker slashed its quarterly revenue forecast as it deals with shrinking demand in China and fewer owners upgrading their phones.
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Tesla Shares Sink on Model 3 Delivery Miss, Price Cuts

Tesla reported Model 3 sedan deliveries that missed Wall Street’s estimates and said it would cut prices on all its vehicles, news that drove shares of the electric-car maker down nearly 7%.
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Drugmakers Raise Prices on Hundreds of Medicines

Pharmaceutical companies are raising prices on hundreds of drugs, with Allergan setting the pace with increases of nearly 10% on more than two dozen products, according to a new analysis.
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Huawei Rivals Nokia and Ericsson Struggle to Capitalize on U.S. Scrutiny

U.S.-led efforts to curb Huawei should have been good news for telecom-equipment makers Nokia and Ericsson—but things haven’t turned out to be so simple.
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Amazon Plans to Add Whole Foods Stores

Amazon.com is planning to build and expand Whole Foods stores across the U.S. to put more customers within range of the e-commerce giant’s two-hour delivery service.
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Edward Lampert Makes Last-Minute Bid to Save Sears

Edward Lampert’s ESL Investments moved forward with an offer to save Sears stores, but the retailer’s survival isn’t guaranteed.
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Tesla Adds Ellison, Musk’s ‘Close Friend,’ to Board

Tesla named two new independent directors including Oracle’s Larry Ellison, a public booster of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, as the board has been under pressure to increase oversight of its outspoken founder.
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Ghosn Investigators Focus on Ties to Saudi Businessman

The latest investigation by Tokyo prosecutors into Nissan Motor’s Carlos Ghosn centers on his relationship with a Saudi Arabian businessman, Khaled Al Juffali, who runs part of Nissan’s Middle East business.
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Avengers’ Top Record 2018 Box Office

“Black Panther” and other Disney superheroes powered Hollywood to a record year at the box office, which is expected to finish 2018 with ticket sales up about 6% from last year’s returns.
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U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Are Strongest in Years

Shoppers delivered the strongest holiday sales increase for U.S. retailers in six years, according to early data.
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Huawei Had a Deal to Give Washington Redskins Fans Free Wi-Fi, Until the Government Stepped In

Huawei Technologies scored when it signed a 2014 deal to provide Wi-Fi to Washington Redskins fans with seats in the suites at FedEx Field; the deal lasted seven weeks.
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Retailers Wrapping Up Holidays With Cheer

Stores have met the lofty sales expectations set by analysts, showing that many chains continue to reap the benefits of a strong U.S. economy and rising consumer confidence. Delivery companies have also held up so far during the holiday season.
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Carlos Ghosn Was Too Powerful, Nissan’s CEO Says

Nissan Motor’s chief executive told employees Carlos Ghosn had too much power as chairman, highlighting the tension welling up between the two men before Mr. Ghosn’s arrest a week ago. The fallout spread Monday as Mr. Ghosn was ousted as chairman of Nissan partner Mitsubishi Motors.
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United Tech to Break Itself Into Three Companies

The industrial conglomerate has decided to separate itself into three independent companies, breaking apart one of America’s last industrial conglomerates.
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Carlos Ghosn Re-Arrested on Suspicion of Shifting Personal Losses to Nissan

Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn was re-arrested on suspicion of shifting personal losses to Nissan, derailing his plans for bail.
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Pfizer, Glaxo Strike Deal to Put Focus on Prescription Drugs

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline plan to combine their consumer health units and eventually spin off the joint venture, creating the world’s largest seller of drugstore staples.
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CBS Shifts to Hunt for Next CEO

Tom Staggs, the former operating chief of Walt Disney, has emerged as a top candidate for the chief executive job at CBS, as the network looks to turn the page on months of uncertainty and upheaval since the departure of Leslie Moonves.
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Former CBS Chief Moonves Won’t Get $120 Million Severance Payment

Leslie Moonves won’t receive any of his severance package after the company reviewed the findings of a probe into allegations he sexually harassed and assaulted many women during his career.
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The Fall of the House of Ghosn

Not everybody at Nissan was happy with their rock-star chairman, Carlos Ghosn. His high-living ways gave the company ammunition to take him down.
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Deloitte Board Nominates New U.S. CEO to Replace Cathy Engelbert

Deloitte LLP’s board has nominated the head of its audit practice as the next U.S. chief executive at the Big Four accounting firm, apparently closing off the last chance that current chief Cathy Engelbert might get a second term.
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GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out

The company that was once America’s biggest and most admired, the maker of power turbines, the seller of insurance, the broadcaster of “Seinfeld,” has become a shadow of its former self. This is the story of how generations of managers, who thought they could fix any company in any industry, finally ran into a problem they couldn’t solve.
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Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

Apple plans to invest $ 1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.
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GM CEO Is Under Fire From Trump, Lawmakers Over Restructuring

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra faces bipartisan anger in Washington over the company’s plans to cut 14,800 jobs and close four plants despite robust profits and a strong economy.
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Verizon Takes $4.5 Billion Charge Related to Digital Media Business

Verizon Communications is booking a $ 4.5 billion accounting charge related to its Oath media business, a sign its bet on high-profile internet properties and content several years ago hasn’t worked out as expected.
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Google to Accelerate Closure of Google+ Social Network

Google said it would close the consumer version of its Google+ social network after discovering a software bug that exposed the private profile information of 52 million users to outside app developers, the second time this year the company has acknowledged exposing private user data.
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Nissan, Ghosn Charged With Underreporting His Compensation

Japanese prosecutors on Monday indicted former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges of underreporting his compensation on five years of Nissan’s financial reports, Kyodo News reported.
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Huawei Offensive Is Acceleration of Yearslong Endeavor

This month’s arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer and heir apparent was the latest salvo against a company U.S. officials see as a threat to national security and America’s global edge in technological innovation.
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Uber Lays Groundwork for IPO

Uber filed paperwork confidentially this week for its initial public offering, as it races with smaller rival Lyft to be the first to market.
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Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by China

Boeing said it was canceling a controversial satellite order that was financed by a Chinese government-owned firm, citing default for nonpayment.
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Boeing Omitted Safety-System Details, Minimized Training for Crashed Lion Air 737 Model

Boeing limited pilot-training requirements for the antistall system investigators believe played a role in the crash of Lion Air Flight 610, and omitted details about the system from the 737 MAX operations manual.
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Kroger to Sell Groceries in Walgreens Stores

Kroger plans to sell groceries in branded sections of Walgreens Boots Alliance stores, as both retailers look for ways to keep customers loyal to their products.
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Disney Raises the Bar Robert Iger Has to Clear to Win Bonus

Walt Disney announced more-rigorous benchmarks required for CEO Robert Iger to collect a $ 100 million equity grant in 2021 that was criticized by shareholder advisory groups.
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Marriott’s Starwood Missed Chance to Detect Huge Data Breach Years Earlier, Cybersecurity Specialists Say

Marriott says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of customer data, but cybersecurity specialists say the company missed a significant chance to halt the breach years earlier.
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How Microsoft Quietly Became the World’s Most Valuable Company

Microsoft tried through the years to compete in a range of buzzy consumer businesses, but it was Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s focus on selling humdrum yet fast-growing computing services to companies that allowed it to reclaim the title of world’s most valuable company.
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Apple Investigated Possible Business Misconduct in Its Supply Chain

Apple conducted an investigation earlier this year into possible business misconduct within its supply chain—including possible kickbacks and bribes—rattling some of the tech giant’s suppliers and staff in China.
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AT&T Plans 3-Tiered WarnerMedia Streaming Service to Take On Netflix

AT&T, trying to reassure investors it can capitalize on its big acquisition of Time Warner, plans to offer three versions of a new streaming video service next year that will feature original movies and television series from Warner Bros., Turner and HBO.
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Altria in Talks to Take Significant Minority Stake in Juul Labs

Altria is in talks to take a significant minority stake in e-cigarette startup Juul, a move that could give the Marlboro maker greater access to a rapidly growing but increasingly controversial segment of the nicotine market.
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Big Tech Expands Footprint in Health

Amazon.com has begun to sell software that mines patient medical records for information doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs, the latest move by a big technology company into the health-care industry.
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Trump Tells GM to Open Ohio Plant and Stop Output in China

General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs and end production at certain plants, marking the auto maker’s first significant downsizing since bankruptcy as it tries to adjust to lower demand for passenger cars. President Trump said GM should stop making cars in China and make them in the U.S. instead, in an exclusive WSJ interview.
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A Warming Climate Brings New Crops to Frigid Zones

Longer growing seasons are helping lead northern farmers to plow up forests and plant crops such as corn and soybeans that were once hard to grow in their chilly territories, helping drive up land prices. ‘We’re seeing crops grown in places they’ve never grown before.’
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Toys ‘R’ Us Gears Up for Holiday Sales—in Asia

Toys ‘R’ Us staff are filling shelves this holiday season at hundreds of stores across Asia, where the brand has been given new life after being sold off by the bankrupt American toy retailer.
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Retail Stores Win Back Shoppers, Not Profits

Low unemployment and rising wages are giving shoppers an extra reason to make the annual pilgrimage to the mall on Black Friday, but below that cheerful veneer, chains from Walmart to Macy’s are struggling with rising costs as more shopping shifts online.
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‘I Found This Very, Very Violent.’ Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest Tests Nissan-Renault Relationship

While the auto industry star is in detention in Tokyo, the global auto alliance he ran is showing signs of strain and conflict.
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Half of Jobs at Amazon’s Two New Headquarters Won’t Be Tech Positions

New York City officials said that of the at least 25,000 jobs, half will be in tech and the rest will be “administrative jobs, custodial staff, HR, all those things.” Virginia officials said they expect the same job breakdown.
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Ghosn’s Arrest Rocks Auto Empire

As Carlos Ghosn remained in detention in Japan for alleged financial misconduct, members of the globe-spanning automotive partnership he leads moved to make sense of his arrest and fill the void left by his absence.
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France Seeks Interim Leadership at Renault After Ghosn’s Arrest

France is moving to fill a power vacuum at car maker Renault after Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan on allegations of financial misconduct at Nissan, Renault’s Japanese partner.
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GE Seeks Power Sales in Iraq, but Report Spotlights Corruption Concerns

General Electric is seeking sales for struggling power unit, but faces a dilemma with Iraq, according to a consultant’s report prepared for the company. The nation needs multimillion-dollar gas turbines—and poses corruption problems.
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Pfizer to Raise Prices on 41 Drugs

Pfizer plans to resume its practice of raising drug prices early next year after bowing to pressure from President Trump over the summer when the company rolled back some increases.
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PG&E Shares Surge on Hopes of State Support

Shares of PG&E opened sharply higher on investor hopes that California officials would move to rescue the utility from wildfire-related liabilities that threaten to plunge it into bankruptcy.
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Walmart Posts Strong Sales Gains Ahead of Holidays

Walmart posted higher quarterly sales, continuing a run of solid growth as the world’s largest retailer taps into online shopping and a robust U.S. economy ahead of the busy holiday season.
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California’s Largest Utility Pummeled by Wildfire Risks

California’s largest utility suffered its steepest stock plunge in 16 years Wednesday as concerns grew that potential liability costs from destructive wildfires threaten the company’s financial future.
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How Amazon Picked HQ2 and Jilted 236 Cities

For months, Amazon made demands of cities even though it had determined early in the year that no single place would fulfill its requirements. The long search, designed to showcase the company’s largesse, has for some left a bad taste. “My heart’s broken today.”
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Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia for Its HQ2 Locations

New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Amazon.com Inc.’s second and third headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
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New York City Raids Condo Building in Crackdown on Airbnb Rentals

New York City law-enforcement officers swarmed a Manhattan condominium last month, issuing 27 notices of violations in one of the largest crackdowns on short-term rentals such as those listed on Airbnb.
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At Netflix, Who Wins When It’s Hollywood vs. the Algorithm?

As the video-streaming company plunges deeper into original production, its Los Angeles wing is doing the once-unthinkable: overriding the metrics.
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Trump Tariffs Pit Auto Companies Against Each Other

Fights are emerging across the auto industry over who should bear the costs of tariffs, and driving some companies to sue their partners.
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Walt Disney Posts Record Annual Profit

Disney turned in a strong financial performance in the latest period, as its parks-and-resorts and studio-entertainment segments helped it deliver record profit and revenue for the year.
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In Silicon Valley, Saudi Money Keeps Flowing to Startups

Silicon Valley startups are continuing to negotiate deals with Saudi Arabia and take its capital from its partner SoftBank, amid controversy over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that has clouded the kingdom’s role as a major global technology investor.
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Dell Discusses Sweetening Tracking-Stock Offer With Large Shareholders

Dell Technologies has been contacting large shareholders of an affiliate about sweetening a roughly $ 22 billion bid to buy them out before the unpopular deal goes to a vote next month.
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Under Armour’s #MeToo Moment: No More Strip Clubs on Company Dime

Under Armour employees received an email earlier this year that upended a longstanding company practice: They could no longer charge visits to strip clubs on their corporate cards. Strip-club visits were symptomatic of practices women at Under Armour found demeaning, current and former employees say.
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Amazon in Late-Stage Talks for HQ2 Location

Amazon.com has progressed to late-stage talks on its planned second headquarters with a small handful of communities including northern Virginia’s Crystal City, Dallas and New York City.
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Hate Speech on Live ‘Super Chats’ Tests YouTube

YouTube’s Super Chat, which allows users to pay to have comments amplified during streaming videos, generates revenue but can contain racist comments and hate speech.
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Apple Shares Stumble, but Company Keeps Trillion-Dollar Valuation

Apple shares stumbled as investors fretted over the iPhone maker’s financial outlook for the important holiday quarter and the company’s decision to stop reporting device unit sales.
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Apple Reports Record Results but Weak Revenue Outlook

Apple reported another quarter of record revenue and profit, but its shares fell in after-hours trading following the company’s lackluster sales guidance for the key holiday quarter.
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That Big Mac and Coke Now Comes With a Side Order of Inflation

From paint to air tickets to handbags, the prices of consumer items are going up as industries pass along higher costs. A long period of low inflation appears to be over.
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Facebook Revenue Falls Short

Facebook recorded lower revenue than expected as the social-media giant continues to adjust to slowing growth rates. Profits, though, rose more than forecast.
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U.K. to Roll Out First-of-Its-Kind Digital Tax

The U.K. said it will move ahead with plans to introduce a first-of-its-kind tax on locally generated revenue by large technology firms—the most concrete attempt yet by an industrialized nation to rewrite the world’s tax code for the digital era.
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IBM to Acquire Red Hat for About $33 Billion

International Business Machines agreed to buy software-and-services company Red Hat for about $ 33 billion in its biggest acquisition ever, a deal that IBM hopes will boost a cloud-computing business central to Chief Executive Ginni Rometty’s effort to revive the tech giant.
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Chinese Firms Snap Up U.S. Sites to Process Scrap

Chinese companies are setting up shop in the U.S. to obtain the scrap paper and plastic their government has deemed too dirty to import.
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After Months of Struggle, NBC’s $69 Million Bet on Megyn Kelly Flames Out

An outcry over remarks Ms. Kelly made on the air about blackface Halloween costumes on Tuesday proved the last straw in the anchor’s rocky stint on the ‘Today’ show. NBC canceled her show Friday. Negotiations “about next steps” continue, her lawyer said.
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At Netflix, Radical Transparency and Blunt Firings Unsettle the Ranks

Buzzwords and anxiety fill the hallways as Hollywood giant tries to maintain a winning culture amid breakneck growth; the ‘N-word’ scandal gets ‘sunshined.’
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Altria Will Pull Its E-Cigarette Pods From the Market

Altria Group said it would pull its e-cigarette pods from the market and discontinue the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in response to mounting concerns about a surge in underage use of similar products.
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Manufacturers See Signs of New Risks

Rising costs, a stronger dollar and concerns over growth in China are posing new challenges for U.S. manufacturers.
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Uber’s Top Deal Maker Cameron Poetzscher Resigns

Uber’s top deal maker, Cameron Poetzscher, has resigned from the company, less than a month after a Wall Street Journal article revealed allegations of prior sexual misconduct in the office.
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U.S. Steelmakers Succeed in Getting Tariffs, Removing Others

U.S. steel producers prevailed in their push this past spring for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.
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Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog

An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image

Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms

Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $ 5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
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In the Fight Against Fake News, Facebook’s Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up

The social network’s algorithms scan billions of posts each day in hopes of flagging misinformation before it goes viral; humans play a supporting role, but in the end they simply can’t keep up.
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Facebook Accused of Failing to Disclose Ad Errors Sooner

Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers.
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Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion Ahead of Possible IPO

The ride-hailing company recently received proposals from banks valuing it at as much as $ 120 billion in an initial public offering that could take place early next year.
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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sears filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors, marking the collapse of a company that dominated American retailing for much of the 20th century.
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Sears Set to File for Bankruptcy, With Its Survival in Question

As Sears plans to file for chapter 11 protection, the big question is whether a smaller Sears emerges from bankruptcy or whether the filing leads to a liquidation and a final end to the storied chain.
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Sears, Lenders Nearing Deal to Keep Some Stores Open

Sears Holdings is inching closer to a deal with lenders about a bankruptcy plan that would close at least 150 stores and provide a lifeline loan to keep a small footprint of around 300 locations open.
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Sears Exit Would Leave Big Holes in Malls. Some Landlords Welcome That.

Profitable shopping centers see chance to lure higher-paying tenants even as malls in the heartland, already struggling with competition from online sales, fear the loss of foot traffic.
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Big Lenders Make Push to Liquidate Sears

Sears Holdings met with lenders to discuss emergency financing for the embattled retailer. Lenders are pushing for the company to liquidate its assets. The meeting ended without an agreement.
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SoftBank Explores Taking Majority Stake in WeWork

SoftBank is in discussions to take a majority stake in WeWork, in what would be a giant bet on the provider of shared office space.
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Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network, though it didn’t find evidence of misuse. The company opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny.
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Companies Turn to an Unlikely Place for Their Next CEO

GE’s choice to name board member Larry Culp as CEO has led some executives to wonder whether they would be better off seeking out long-retired executives as directors.
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