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Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:44:19 EST - 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.
Outcome Health Offers Voluntary Buyouts to Employees
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:11:23 EST - Outcome Health, a Chicago startup, offered voluntary buyouts to employees, and Harvard Health Publishing and the American Medical Association put their partnerships with the company on pause.
An Apparent Suicide and Alleged Witness Intimidation, as Soccer Goes on Trial
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:44:31 EST - Companies across the globe have been accused of taking bribes, and a former lawyer apparently took his own life, as a case alleging corruption in high-stakes soccer gets under way in Brooklyn.
Big Oil and Auto Makers Throw a Lifeline to the Combustion Engine
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:48:25 EST - Oil companies and the auto industry are teaming up to preserve the internal combustion engine, as tough regulation and electric vehicles put the car industry’s century-old technology at risk.
Fox Bidders Are Enticed by International Assets
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:22:09 EST - For Comcast and others interested in acquiring pieces of 21st Century Fox, the media company’s international operations are the main attractions, as the U.S. pay-television market slows down.
GOP Steams Ahead With Tax Overhaul
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:15:59 EST - Republicans are powering tax overhaul plans through Congress with remarkable speed, having departed town for a Thanksgiving recess Friday after important victories in the Senate and House.
Tax Talks Advance Without an Analysis of Economic Impact
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:35:43 EST - The tax debate that consumed Congress this week was missing an ingredient Republicans say is essential to any realistic analysis of changes in the tax law: an accounting of the economic growth impacts of an overhaul.
Housing Starts Bounce Back Strongly
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:28:59 EST - U.S. housing starts rose last month to the highest level in a year, a sign that builders are getting back on track after hurricanes lashed the southeast and dampened residential construction activity in September.
U.S. Industrial Production Increased Strongly in October
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:49:28 EST - U.S. manufacturing made a strong post-hurricane recovery in October, making up almost all output lost from hurricanes Harvey and Irma and boosting overall industrial production.
Fed's Williams: Time For Central Bankers to Weigh New Policy Toolkit
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:26:27 EST - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams called again on Thursday for policy makers to rethink how they conduct monetary policy in a changed economic and financial landscape.
Community Health Systems in Talks to Extend Nearly $2 Billion in Debt
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:42:05 EST - Community Health Systems, one of the largest publicly traded hospital chains in the U.S., is in talks with a group of bondholders led by Franklin Resources to extend nearly $2 billion in bonds coming due in 2019, according to people familiar with the matter.
Reddit CEO Cracks Down on Abusive Content to Protect Users, Attract Advertisers
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:53:44 EST - Steve Huffman is trying to weed out violent and abusive content from Reddit, and he’s also personally been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used his platform to spread divisive messages. He hasn’t found much yet.
Google to Double Presence in Japan
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:04:56 EST - Alphabet’s Google plans to move in 2019 to a new Tokyo office big enough to double its staff to ride a wave of technology investment in Asia and challenge Amazon.com and Microsoft.
The Tax Proposals That Are Most Likely to Pass in Washington
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:47:56 EST - Lawmakers in the House and Senate have separate tax-overhaul bills with a multitude of differences, but the similarities between them are a good indicator of what will pass.
Treasury's New Approach to Debt: Go Short
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:15:08 EST - The Treasury department is set to increase the share of shorter-term debt issuance and reduce the share of longer debt issuance, ending a yearslong trend that favored long-term debt issuance.
Al Lechter Packed His Stores With Kitchen Gadgets at Bargain Prices
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:04 EST - As a retailer of pots and pans and other kitchenware, Al Lechter was old-school and his stores were stuffed with thousands of basic kitchen tools, from spatulas to egg slicers. Most sold for less than $10.
VW Accelerates Electric Car Effort With $40 Billion Investment
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:09:10 EST - Volkswagen plans to invest around $40 billion over the next five years to develop electric vehicles, self-driving cars and Uber-like mobility app services in the clearest sign yet that auto makers are betting the future of their industry on the new technology.
Activate the Crowd-Control Unit! They're Opening a Wegmans
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:04:53 EST - These days, launches of specialty-food-chain stores draw thousands and require police crowd control. ‘It reminded me of when the Beatles came to America.’


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