Apple Earnings Show Growing Immunity to Smartphone Malaise
May 27, 2018
  • As industry cools, CEO cooks up new services, raises prices
  • Apple’s success elsewhere doesn’t help smartphone suppliers

Apple Inc.’s results confirmed that, while the days of double-digit smartphone industry growth are over, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has a Continue reading

Musk Probably Won’t Move to Mars After $2.6 Billion Pay Approved
March 24, 2018
  • Award could yield CEO more than $50 billion if all goals met
  • New plan binds him to the electric-car maker for a decade

Here’s what Tesla Inc. shareholders just bought for $2.6 billion: a stronger guarantee that Elon Musk Continue reading

Buffett Warns Investors That Safe-Looking Bonds Can Be Risky
March 6, 2018

Sometimes the best lessons are worth repeating.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his widely-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday to again call out the wasteful fees that many money managers charge. He highlighted the risk of Continue reading

Traders Are Asking If the Bond and Stock Selloff Is the Start of Something Big
February 19, 2018

They’ve faced threats before: swollen valuations, a stagnating economy, stretches of declining earnings. Now investors are dealing with a new menace, and it’s wreaking more havoc than anything in two years.

It’s the bond market, where the biggest jump for Continue reading

Ford Says Farewell to Mass-Market Cars
February 16, 2018

Ford Motor Co., the 114-year-old automaker that put the world on wheels, is turning away from its original mission of selling sedans to the masses.

The company responsible for launching the modern carmaking era with Henry Ford’s assembly line Continue reading

Dow Plunges 666 Points as Rate Angst Sinks Bonds: Markets Wrap
February 11, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 666 points in the biggest plunge since June 2016, as the worsening bond rout stirred angst that the Federal Reserve will accelerate its rate-hike schedule.

Solid jobs data that underscored the strength of the Continue reading

Walgreens’s Deal Aversion Can’t Last
January 8, 2018

CVS Health Corp. wasn't frequently mentioned on Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s first quarter earnings call Thursday.

But CVS's $69 billion deal for insurer Aetna Inc. loomed large as Walgreens reported mixed results – it beat analyst revenue estimates, but profit fell 22 percent from Continue reading