SHELL LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

January, 16, 2018|

Stepping out of Their Shell

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is giving up on its last oil fields in Iraq, leaving the world’s second-biggest oil company with a dwindling footprint in the Middle East—a region it helped build into a petroleum powerhouse...

TAX CUTS BRING BONUSES

January, 12, 2018|

Mixed Signals

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, waded into the bumpy waters of partisan politics on Thursday, announcing that it will use some of its savings under the new tax bill to provide wage increases, bonuses, and expanded benefits to its hourly workers...

ANOTHER WIN FOR ALABAMA

January, 11, 2018|

New Toyota Plant

Toyota Motor Corp.’s announcement Wednesday of Alabama as the home for a shared factory with Mazda Motor Corp. highlights a major shift in U.S. vehicle manufacturing...

January, 10, 2018|

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Are you a grasshopper or a weed hopper? A subscriber recently chided me for succumbing to that which I deride the very most, the dreaded groupthink. So ubiquitous is the consensus on the economic outlook for 2018, I’d been swept away on a wave of conforming concordance...

MARKETS CONTINUE BREAKING RECORDS

January, 10, 2018|

A Record Climb

Stocks pushed further into record territory Tuesday. Rising shares of banks and health-care companies pushed the S&P 500 higher Tuesday, giving the broad index its best start to a year in more than half a century...

ENERGY REGULATORS SAY NO TO TRUMP

January, 9, 2018|

Regulators Rule Against Trump Administration

Federal energy regulators on Monday rejected a Trump administration proposal aimed at shoring up struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to bolster the nation’s electricity grid, saying the administration hadn’t persuaded them the plan was needed...

WARNING INTEL INSIDE

January, 5, 2018|

Not So Intel-ligent

The disclosure of security flaws in computer chips dealt Intel Corp. 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...