Wall Street Journal

Turkey's Economic Red Flags Stand Out Among Emerging Markets

Turkey's Economic Red Flags Stand Out Among Emerging Markets

Few other countries are troubled by as broad a constellation of economic problems as Turkey. And that may reduce the risk of contagion.
U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in July

U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in July

U.S. industry output rose slowly in July, held down by weakness in the mining and utilities sectors.
U.S. Retail Sales Rise Amid Robust Consumer Confidence

U.S. Retail Sales Rise Amid Robust Consumer Confidence

Americans boosted their spending in July, a robust start for consumer spending in the third quarter amid a strong labor market and robust consumer confidence.
U.S. Worker Productivity Improved in Spring

U.S. Worker Productivity Improved in Spring

U.S. worker productivity accelerated this spring, a sign better efficiency helped support the second-quarter’s stronger economic growth.
Corona Brewer Invests $4 Billion in Cannabis Startup

Corona Brewer Invests $4 Billion in Cannabis Startup

Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands is expanding its stake in Ontario-based Canopy Growth in a bid to get ahead of the fast-growing cannabis market.
WhatsApp Founder's 'Rest and Vest' Reward From Facebook: $450 Million

WhatsApp Founder's 'Rest and Vest' Reward From Facebook: $450 Million

After WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said he was leaving Facebook in April, he has continued showing up at the social-media giant’s headquarters. His incentive for the appearances: about $450 million in
Tencent Disappoints on Earnings as Games Face Regulatory Hurdles

Tencent Disappoints on Earnings as Games Face Regulatory Hurdles

The Chinese tech titan reports disappointing revenue and profit as the Chinese internet giant struggles with regulatory hurdles for its gaming business.
Farming Anxiety Grows as Federal Aid Remains Unclear

Farming Anxiety Grows as Federal Aid Remains Unclear

Farmers fretting over a trade conflict sparked by President Trump’s tariffs may soon get more details on the $12 billion worth of aid that the administration has pledged, as their concerns mount over
Public Radio Networks to Merge in Big Bet on Podcasts

Public Radio Networks to Merge in Big Bet on Podcasts

Public-radio companies PRX and PRI are merging in a bid to capitalize on the surging popularity of podcasts and other digital formats as listeners and content creators migrate away from traditional
The Woman Behind the New York Times' High-Risk, High-Reward Business Strategy

The Woman Behind the New York Times' High-Risk, High-Reward Business Strategy

Meredith Kopit Levien, who became chief operating officer last year at the New York Times, has pursued nontraditional advertising deals as she tries to navigate unforgiving waters in publishing.
Buffett's Berkshire Keeps Buying More of Apple

Buffett's Berkshire Keeps Buying More of Apple

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway continued to load up on technology giant Apple in the second quarter, taking its stake in the iPhone maker to $46.6 billion.
Cisco Aims to Keep Revenue Growth Rolling

Cisco Aims to Keep Revenue Growth Rolling

Cisco Systems is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday. Here’s what to watch.
Musk Tweets Another Surprise, Naming Tesla Advisers

Musk Tweets Another Surprise, Naming Tesla Advisers

The electric-car maker’s CEO again caught the financial world by surprise with a tweet about his desire to take the company private, revealing a list of advisers before arrangements with all of them
Twitter Suspends Alex Jones Over New Tweet

Twitter Suspends Alex Jones Over New Tweet

Twitter suspended far-right talk-show host Alex Jones for violating the social media company’s policies, a reversal amid intensifying public scrutiny and criticism of Mr. Jones’s posts on the
'One Crop in Seven Years': Drought Plagues Australia's Farmers

'One Crop in Seven Years': Drought Plagues Australia's Farmers

A severe drought has gripped an area of Australia more than twice the size of Texas, turning normally fertile crop areas into dust bowls, draining water reserves and leaving wine-producing regions
Turkey Shifts Closer to Russia

Turkey Shifts Closer to Russia

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey stepped up his attacks on the U.S. on Tuesday, calling for a boycott of Apple Inc.’s iPhones and other U.S. electronic goods, while his foreign minister joined
Diamondback to Acquire Energen

Diamondback to Acquire Energen

Diamondback Energy will acquire Energen in a roughly $8.4 billion all-stock transaction, a deal that comes as energy producers face pressure to control rising costs.
Sears CEO's Fund Offers $400 Million for Kenmore Brand

Sears CEO's Fund Offers $400 Million for Kenmore Brand

Edward Lampert, the chief executive of Sears Holdings Corp., has offered to buy the company’s Kenmore brand for $400 million in cash.
Ford's New CEO Has a Cerebral Style---and to Many, It's Baffling

Ford's New CEO Has a Cerebral Style---and to Many, It's Baffling

Jim Hackett was hired to turn around an auto maker struggling with falling profits and industry transformation. First, he has to explain his vision. So far, investors are confused and executives seek
Einhorn's Bayer Pick Takes a Hit

Einhorn's Bayer Pick Takes a Hit

Shares of Monsanto parent Bayer fell sharply after a California jury ruling, setting up a potential hit for billionaire investor David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital.