Republican to Unveil Sales Tax Plan for Purchases Across State Lines

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A top House Republican will release a new proposal that attempts to resolve the long-running dispute among retailers, state governments and online retailers over how to tax purchases made across state lines.

U.S. LNG for China Arrives via Panama Canal

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The first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the lower 48 U.S. states to China arrived this week, thanks to the recently expanded Panama Canal’s easing access to the robust Asian market for U.S. gas exporters.

Are Your Sheets 'Egyptian Cotton'?

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Wal-Mart Stores, Target and other big U.S. retailers have become entangled in a controversy over whether one of India’s biggest textile companies has been supplying their stores with phony “Egyptian cotton” sheets.

General Mills Grooms Jeff Harmening as Next CEO

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General Mills is grooming Jeff Harmening as its next chief executive, putting an unflappable Midwesterner who bet on healthy foods in line to run a food giant that is struggling with an industrywide shift toward nutritious products.

HP Reports Lower Earnings, Revenue

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HP’s revenue and earnings shrank in the most recent quarter, but the company showed signs of stabilizing the personal-computer business, its largest revenue source.

Hong Kong No Longer Top Market for Luxury Watches

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The U.S. is now the biggest market for luxury watches after sales in Hong Kong were hurt by a strong local currency and by China’s crackdown on gifting by party officials.

Do You Really, Truly Hate Your Office Printer? There's a Bat for That

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Thanks to the cult movie “Office Space,” workers have taken to destroying the balky machines in a ritual act of catharsis.

Backlash Against Trade Worries Businesses in Pence's State

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The political backlash against trade is jolting businesses in Indiana, a big manufacturing state that once saw its governor, Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, as their ally.

Duke University Makes Claim on Estate of Aubrey McClendon

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Duke University made a claim on the estate of oil magnate Aubrey McClendon, saying the Chesapeake Energy co-founder died before he could make good on roughly $10 million of pledges.

Trackers Help Prevent Lost-Luggage Nightmare

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While Delta and other airlines improve how they track luggage, new products like Trakdot, LugLoc and the Bluesmart bag let you track your own, Scott McCartney writes.

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