Wall Street Journal

Taxis, Ride-Hailing Firms Battle for Business on Road to Tokyo Olympics

Taxis, Ride-Hailing Firms Battle for Business on Road to Tokyo Olympics

Sony is helping Japanese taxi firms improve their services, competing against ride-hailing giants Uber and China’s Didi Chuxing Technology, along with Toyota, in the race for business ahead of the
Albertsons Scoops Up Remainder of Rite Aid in Face of Online Threat

Albertsons Scoops Up Remainder of Rite Aid in Face of Online Threat

Albertsons plans to buy the rest of Rite Aid that isn’t being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance as retailers of all stripes scramble to respond to a rapidly changing consumer shopping landscape.
Qualcomm Raises Bid for Chip Maker NXP to $44 Billion

Qualcomm Raises Bid for Chip Maker NXP to $44 Billion

Chip giant Qualcomm raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors to about $44 billion in an effort to win shareholder support for the acquisition.
BHP Willing to Talk About Activist's Overhaul Plan

BHP Willing to Talk About Activist's Overhaul Plan

BHP Billiton, its net profit off 37%, signaled it may be willing to yield to activist investor Elliott Management’s latest assault on its corporate structure, even as it lifted its dividend 38%.
The Hidden Status Battles That Can Roil the Office

The Hidden Status Battles That Can Roil the Office

When bosses offer promotions and other rewards, they may not realize the conflicts they’re unleashing on teams.
Coca-Cola's Game Plan: Reformulate and Expand

Coca-Cola's Game Plan: Reformulate and Expand

CFO Kathy Waller discusses on how the company wants to move beyond its name.
'Black Panther' Roars to Top of Box Office

'Black Panther' Roars to Top of Box Office

With an estimated opening of $235 million in the U.S. and Canada, “Black Panther” was another blockbuster success for Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel Studios but also a breakthrough for movies with primarily
Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians

Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians

Facebook is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the U.S. indictment alleging that Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive’s attempts to address the issue.
Tax Regulations at Center of GOP Dispute

Tax Regulations at Center of GOP Dispute

A turf battle is breaking out in the Republican Party over which agencies should have a say in writing new regulations stemming from last year’s landmark tax legislation.
Iranian Airline Bought U.S. Jet Parts Through Front Firms

Iranian Airline Bought U.S. Jet Parts Through Front Firms

An Iranian airline under sanctions by the U.S. for ferrying weapons and fighters into Syria repeatedly bought U.S.-made jet engines and parts through Turkish front companies over the past several
The World's Biggest Miners Emerge From Their Hole

The World's Biggest Miners Emerge From Their Hole

The world’s biggest mining companies are again poised to shower investors with billions of dollars and make deals, a turnaround fueled by the global economy’s renewed appetite for raw materials and by
Oil Producers Buy Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock

Oil Producers Buy Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock

North American energy producers survived the recent oil bust in large part by selling more than $60 billion of new stock. Now they’re beginning to buy it back.
The iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

The iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

The iPhone X’s steep price opens the door to cheaper options in Asian markets, and Chinese smartphone brands Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are grabbing market share.
Why Was Facebook So Easy to Hijack?

Why Was Facebook So Easy to Hijack?

Experts offer a lesson in how Facebook and other networks through history became hierarchies, as individuals got more influence.
Private Trades in Spotify Shares to Play Role in Debut

Private Trades in Spotify Shares to Play Role in Debut

Spotify AB is counting on its surging private-market value to bolster the music-streaming service’s appeal to investors in an unorthodox public debut that could be the biggest since Snap Inc.’s $20
Macron Law Jolts French Labor Market

Macron Law Jolts French Labor Market

Some of France’s largest employers are seizing on President Emmanuel Macron’s labor-system overhaul to undertake mass layoffs, heralding a sea change for a country that has long coddled its workforce.
Household Debt Is Rising Quickly  Around the Globe

Household Debt Is Rising Quickly Around the Globe

A decade after household debt burdens contributed to a crisis in the U.S. and EU, a new crop of economies face high and still rising household debt burdens. Will Switzerland, Australia, Canada and
Fed Chairman Powell Taps Two Senior Advisers

Fed Chairman Powell Taps Two Senior Advisers

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has tapped two monetary policy specialists to serve as senior advisers, according to people familiar with the matter.
'Black Panther' Album on Track for Heroic Opening Week

'Black Panther' Album on Track for Heroic Opening Week

“Black Panther: The Album” is set to deliver the strongest album debut for a Walt Disney Co. movie in at least five years.
Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley 'Echo Chamber'

Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley 'Echo Chamber'

Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he plans to leave Silicon Valley in part because of its perceived cultural uniformity, joining other investors who have defected from the nation’s