Florence Flooding Hits North Carolina Hog Farms Hard
Floodwaters have caused the worst damage to North Carolina’s hog farms in nearly two decades, with more than 5,000 animals dying and several dozen...
Profit Repatriation Slows in the Second Quarter After Tax Overhaul
U.S. companies repatriated $169.5 billion in foreign profits between April and June—more than in most recent periods, but underscoring a cautious...
Trump to Nominate Former Fed Economist Nellie Liang for Board Seat
President Trump is set to nominate Nellie Liang, a former Federal Reserve economist who created its first office of financial stability, to the...
Bayer Steps Up Fight Over Weed Killer Blamed for Cancer
Bayer is stepping up the legal defense of its flagship weed killer, after a verdict in a recent case alleging the chemical causes cancer sent...
Bringing iPhone Assembly to U.S. Would Be a Hollow Victory for Trump
If Apple moved smartphone production to the U.S. to avoid the president’s tariffs, it could do more harm than good, Greg Ip writes.
EU Probing Amazon's Treatment of Merchants Using Its Platform
European Union antitrust authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into Amazon.com’s treatment of other merchants that sell products...
World Poverty Falls Below 750 Million
The global population living in extreme poverty has fallen below 750 million for the first time since the World Bank began collecting global...
AI Is the New Weapon Against Cyberattacks
As hackers get smarter and more determined, artificial intelligence is going to be an important part of the solution.
Some Companies Spend Plenty to Lure Executives Willing to Relocate
A lot of executives don’t relish the idea of disrupting their lives to take a distant job, but they don’t have to in the current strong economy....
U.S. Current-Account Deficit Narrowed in Second Quarter
The U.S. current-account deficit, a measure of the nation’s trade and financial flows with other countries, narrowed to $101.46 billion in the...
U.S. Housing Starts Rose in August
U.S. housing starts rebounded in August, driven by gains in multifamily construction that might not be sustained.
Google, T-Mobile Tackle 911 Call Problem
Android phones will soon send Google Maps-like location data to emergency call centers.