The Federal Trade Commission’s coming resolution of its yearlong investigation of alleged privacy lapses at Facebook looms as a defining moment for U.S. policy on consumer data.
Bunge Ltd. appointed longtime agribusiness executive Gregory Heckman chief executive as the grain giant revamps its business amid turbulent agricultural markets.
Amazon.com notched a fourth straight record profit as it tamed costs, but its quarterly revenue growth shrank to its lowest level in nearly four years.
Mattel’s sales fell 3% in the first quarter as slumps at Fisher-Price, American Girl and other brands continued to offset gains by Barbie and Hot Wheels toys.
The share of recent high-school graduates who enrolled in college rebounded last year, showing the strongest labor market in decades has yet to entice young Americans away from pursuing more education.
Starbucks beat profit expectations during its most recent quarter and boosted forecasts for sales growth this year, a sign that the chain is rejuvenating sales in its biggest markets.
Intel trimmed its financial forecast for this year and said quarterly sales of chips for data centers declined for the first time in seven years, reflecting uncertainty in a business-computing market that had been growing rapidly.
Apple’s industrial design team is undergoing its most pronounced turnover in decades, marking a changing of the guard for the group that has defined the tech giant’s aesthetic and spearheaded the development of products including the iPhone.
Ford Motor’s first-quarter operating profit rose 12%, as the auto maker shored up overseas losses and notched sharp gains from the strength of its pickup-truck and sport-utility lineup in the U.S.
The U.S. homeownership rate fell for the first time in more than two years in the first quarter, putting the brakes on the recovery of an important piece of the economy.
Licensing company Authentic Brands Group has emerged as a leading contender to buy Sports Illustrated from Meredith.
The carrier is holding off for now on plans to charge an extra $10 a month for faster 5G smartphone service, after some analysts criticized its limited scope. Verizon had said earlier that it would impose the fee after three months.
Canada’s privacy watchdog said a probe found Facebook broke the country’s privacy laws and failed to protect Canadians’ personal information, and will go to court to force the social-media company to fix the deficiencies.
Telecommunications-equipment maker Avaya Holdings is in talks to combine with rival Mitel in a stock deal valued at more than $2 billion.
Shares of Microsoft topped the $130.50 value needed to give the company a market value of $1 trillion, joining Apple and Amazon.com as the only U.S. companies to ever reach that mark.
Chinese tech giant Huawei laid out details of its ownership structure in an attempt to rebut critics who have cast doubt on the company’s claim that it is owned and run by its employees.
Eli Lilly plans to withdraw its cancer drug Lartruvo from the market after a study showed that it failed to prolong overall survival in a clinical trial.
Orders for long-lasting factory goods rose in March at the fastest clip in seven months, surpassing expectations as civilian and defense-related aircraft orders surged.
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits rose sharply last week.
Altria Group reported a 40% drop in net income for the latest quarter, as revenue declined and it booked several charges related to its expansion efforts.
Hershey said retailers bought more of its chocolate and snacks in the first quarter, even though it pushed up prices on those items. Overall, sales rose about 2% from the first quarter last year to $2.02 billion.
Profit at United Parcel Service fell in the first quarter as revenue stayed about the same from the comparable quarter a year earlier and weather conditions hurt results in the U.S.
Southwest Airlines said sales rose in the latest quarter, as the carrier weathered cancellations from the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX jets, maintenance disruptions and other issues.
3M reported first-quarter profit and sales that missed expectations, slashed its full-year guidance and said it would cut 2,000 jobs.
Comcast said net profit rose 14% in the first quarter, boosted by its high-speed internet business, a spate of successful movies and the recent Sky PLC acquisition.
Bristol-Myers Squibb said its first-quarter profit and revenue rose on stronger demand for its key drugs, as the company looks ahead to closing its $74 billion purchase of rival Celgene Corp. later this year.
Bayer’s shares rose over 3% on better-than-expected results, giving the company a brief respite ahead of Friday’s potentially unruly shareholder meeting, as investors grow impatient with the company’s legal woes in the U.S.
Montreal-based Bombardier lowered its adjusted revenue guidance for the year and reduced certain earnings guidance as first-quarter results faced pressures from foreign exchange and it struggled with production in its transportation segment.
Nintendo’s Switch console sales in the just-ended fiscal year fell short of analysts’ expectations, but the company forecast improvement in the current fiscal year, when new models may be on the way.
Economic growth was likely solid in the first three months of the year, despite a rocky start to the quarter due to a prolonged government shutdown and financial-market turmoil in late 2018.
The FDIC is assembling a stable of executives who could be installed in top jobs at failed banks, taking advantage of a calm spell to better prepare for the next downturn.
Amazon.com is scheduled to announce its first-quarter earnings after the market closes on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know:
As the sedan’s popularity fades in the U.S., auto makers have rushed to introduce cheaper, more diminutive sport-utility vehicles to their lineups, in some cases targeting young drivers yet attracting their parents.
Regulators blocked the proposed merger between Walmart’s British grocery unit and rival J Sainsbury citing competition concerns, meaning the U.S. retail giant must now find ways to drive stand-alone growth for Asda in the U.K.’s highly competitive retail market.
The Bank of Japan revised its forward guidance on Thursday, saying it expected to keep extremely low interest rates until at least the spring of 2020.
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was granted bail by a court in Tokyo, paving the way for him to be released as early as Thursday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided against a change in the rules for Oscar eligibility that would have shut out movies that play primarily on Netflix or other streaming platforms.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for the government to forgive a huge chunk of student debt would disproportionately help upper-income households, a new analysis shows.
Stephen Moore said he was hopeful about his chances of being nominated and confirmed to the Fed board but would drop out if he became a political liability for the Trump administration or Senate Republicans.
Messaging platform Slack Technologies is taking the next step toward going public, with plans to reveal its prospectus as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter.
Tesla reported one of its worst quarterly losses on record, wider than Wall Street was expecting, as the auto maker struggles with delivering the Model 3 compact car.
Chipotle Mexican Grill beat sales and profit expectations, continuing to regain its footing after operational problems spooked customers and investors.
Facebook set aside $3 billion for an expected fine from the Federal Trade Commission over privacy issues, cutting into profit even as its underlying business remained strong.
Continued strength in Microsoft’s cloud-computing business drove better-than-expected gains in revenue and profit for the latest quarter, while sales of its Windows operating system rebounded from recent weakness.
Norfolk Southern has become the latest U.S. railroad to show that a slower overhaul of its system can still yield immediate benefits, including higher profits, faster trains and speedy recovery from weather disruption.
Anthem Inc. raised its 2019 earnings outlook and reported first-quarter profit rose, even though many investors remain concerned about the political risks of universal government health coverage.
Walmart is testing a new strategy for its beef purchases by developing its own supply chain for Angus beef products, a move the company says will give customers more visibility into where their food comes from.
Hollywood studios that licensed old TV shows to Netflix are getting into streaming and want their hits back. It’s a threat to Netflix because its viewers spend much of their time watching reruns.
Samsung Electronics said it would invest about $116 billion by 2030 to further diversify its semiconductor production beyond memory chips, as the company seeks new growth drivers.
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Nissan Motor issued its second profit warning this year, weighed down by a warranty extension for vehicles in the U.S. and efforts to unwind a U.S. sales strategy by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
AT&T’s pay-television business lost more than 620,000 customers in the first quarter, while acquisition costs from the WarnerMedia business weighed on its bottom line.
Caterpillar reported higher profit and revenue for the first quarter on solid demand for its mining equipment and construction machinery, topping analysts’ expectations.
Boeing said it would take an initial hit of more than $1 billion on the global grounding of the 737 MAX jetliner following two fatal crashes as the plane maker suspended full-year financial guidance.
Ford Motor is taking a stake in electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive, the latest example of a large auto maker betting on the emergence of battery-powered vehicles.
Occidental Petroleum offered to purchase Anadarko Petroleum in a deal it values at $57 billion, more than Chevron’s bid for the oil company.
A stubborn paradox reigns across U.S. boardrooms: Companies are appointing more women to board seats than ever, yet the overall share of female directors is barely budging. The reason isn’t the pipeline, say recruiters and researchers. It is that board seats rarely become available in the first place.
Oil and gas drillers had some of the highest-paid median workers in the energy and utility sectors in 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal analysis of annual pay disclosures by hundreds of big U.S. companies.
The U.K. government has agreed to allow Huawei to build part of the country’s 5G telecoms system—despite U.S. pressure on allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant—but it will only be allowed to construct noncore parts of the network.
Clover Leaf Seafoods, a private equity-backed maker of canned seafoods, is weighing a sale, said people familiar with the matter.
Novartis raised its full-year guidance as it reported strong growth of its newer drugs, bolstering its chief executive’s efforts to focus the pharmaceutical giant on higher-value medicines.
Investors want to see healthy demand for Azure, which is slowing but has helped Microsoft stay relevant in recent years as sales of its Windows operating system took a back seat.
The electric-car maker is expected to post an adjusted loss of $1.15 a share, according to a FactSet survey of analysts. The first-quarter slowdown also has analysts questioning whether there is as much demand for the Model 3 as once predicted.
Facebook is scheduled to report first-quarter results after the market closes Wednesday. Here are the key points to watch.
When Walt Disney Co.’s “Avengers: Endgame” opens Thursday night in the widest release ever—4,600 theaters in the U.S. and Canada—the Marvel Studios’ superheroes will muscle competitors out of the multiplex.
Japan’s SoftBank Group plans to invest about $1 billion in Wirecard, forging a partnership that allows SoftBank to take a minority stake in the German payments company.
The operator of a rentals marketplace for travelers is close to completing an investment round that will value the company at about $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
A unit of Singapore Technologies Engineering has been awarded a roughly $746 million contract to build the first heavy icebreaker in more than 40 years for the U.S. Coast Guard.
CBS said it suspended its search for a new chief executive, extending the employment of acting CBS CEO Joe Ianniello through the end of the year.
EBay raised its revenue and profit outlook after posting stronger-than-expected results in its first quarter, sending shares up 5% in after-hours trading.