Soaring Child-Care Costs Squeeze Families

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The fast-growing cost of raising children is putting extra pressure on family budgets, causing resentment to spill over in day-care parking lots and soccer fields and even into the 2016 presidential election debate.

Biggest Private Coal Producer in U.S. Warns of Massive Layoffs

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Murray Energy Corp., the largest privately held coal miner in the U.S., has warned it may soon undertake one of the biggest layoffs in the sector during this time of low prices.

Tesla's 'Autopilot' Flew Under Regulators' Radar

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U.S. auto-safety regulators have advocated for many of the technologies Tesla Motors uses in its autonomous-driving system, but had little power to stop or impose requirements on how it released its Autopilot technology.

Prospective Hershey Suitors Face Numerous Unusual Hurdles

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Snack maker Mondelez International Inc. or any other potential bidder for Hershey Co. is up against not only a board that indicated it doesn’t want to sell, but a secretive, controlling shareholder—and the state’s top law officer.

Seasonal Fluctuations Complicate Quest to Capture Economic Growth

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Stripping out the effects of normal fluctuations continues to challenge statisticians as they seek to give an accurate picture of the nation’s economic growth.

Mondelez Makes Takeover Bid for Hershey

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Mondelez made a roughly $23 billion bid for chocolate giant Hershey and was promptly rebuffed in what would be a blockbuster deal uniting two of the world’s best-known candy makers.

The Fed's Inflation Problem Just Got Worse

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Inflation was on the upswing, putting it on a path to hit the Federal Reserve’s target. Then Brexit hit.

Altice and Cablevision Won't Be Getting More Aid From the Enemy

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Cablevision will get a boost from Verizon’s strike in the second quarter, but new owner Altice faces major challenges.

Honeywell to Buy Intelligrated, Boosting Automation Portfolio

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Honeywell agreed to acquire privately held Intelligrated, a supplier of warehouse automation systems, for $1.5 billion in cash.

Boeing Advancing Toward Developing New Midsize Jetliner

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Boeing is advancing toward developing a jetliner with up to 270 seats that would target mid-range flights of up to 10 hours.

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