Amazon Kept HQ2 Under Wraps Using These Code Names
Amazon.com maintained secrecy among the 20 cities vying for its HQ2 operations by naming them after important corporate stakeholders—employees’ dogs.
Old-School Watchmakers Get Smart to Counter Apple
Watchmakers, caught off guard by the success of Apple’s smartwatch, are now trying to keep pace with changing customer tastes by introducing...
J.Crew CEO Exits After Clash With Mickey Drexler, Company Owners
J.Crew Group said CEO James Brett is leaving after about 16 months following disagreements with the company’s longtime leader about strategy and...
Victoria's Secret: Sex Isn't Selling
Once a trendsetter with a powerful brand identity, the lingerie retailer has struggled to evolve as customers gravitate toward rivals—including a...
U.K.'s Window Into a Less Globalized Economy
The U.K. economy has so far weathered the political storm surrounding Brexit pretty well. But beneath the surface, there are harbingers of economic...
Beauty and the Backlash: Disney's Modern Princess Problem
From Snow White dolls to Cinderella remakes, Disney’s princess franchise brings in billions of dollars—and has drawn critics for promoting outdated...
Pfizer to Raise Prices on 41 Drugs
Pfizer plans to resume its practice of raising drug prices early next year after bowing to pressure from President Trump over the summer when the...
Food Regulators to Share Oversight of Cell-Based Meat
U.S. food regulators agreed on a framework for regulating meat grown from animal cells, moving the emerging technology closer to consumers’ dinner...
Companies Start to Sweat Prospect of No-Deal Brexit as Deadline Looms
With Prime Minister Theresa May’s government in turmoil over the terms of a Brexit pact, the prospect of “no deal” is getting real—spooking firms...
PG&E Shares Surge on Hopes of State Support
Shares of PG&E opened sharply higher on investor hopes that California officials would move to rescue the utility from wildfire-related liabilities...
'I Was Hoping to Be Retired': The Cost of Supporting Parents and Adult Children
More Americans find themselves housing two generations simultaneously, just when they thought they could kick back and retire. Instead, they face...
Brazil Signals Hawkish Approach on Its Big Budget Deficit
Brazil’s president-elect has put together a team of fiscal hawks to lead the economy, winning cautious approval from markets worried about the...