G-7 Leaders Differ on Risks to Global Growth

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Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations talked Thursday about ways to stoke the global economy but appeared to disagree on the risks to growth and exactly how to respond.

Activist Ackman Tries Life as an Inside Man

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After firing Valeant’s CEO, investor William Ackman has been defending the embattled drug company from outside critics.

Oil Prices Poised to Hit Sweet Spot

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On Thursday oil prices rose above $50 a barrel, putting crude back within a range between $50 and $60 in which almost everybody benefits, economists and investors say.

Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study

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A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects.

Why Samsung Suddenly Finds Parts Fitting Together

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After a spell during which several of Samsung Electronics’ big businesses struggled at once, a turnaround may be at hand.

Facebook and Microsoft to Build Fiber Optic Cable Across Atlantic

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Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have teamed up to build a new fiber optic cable under the Atlantic Ocean, the latest evidence that the biggest U.S. tech companies are seeking more control over the Internet’s plumbing.

FDA Approves New Arm Implant to Treat Opioid Dependence

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug-emitting arm implant to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids, providing a new tool against an illness that has proved extraordinarily difficult to manage.

Thiel-Gawker Case Divides Silicon Valley

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Billionaire investor Peter Thiel’s newly disclosed funding of a secret legal campaign against Gawker takes the entrepreneur’s zeal for shaking things up in a new and controversial direction.

Viacom Director Presses for Access to Sumner Redstone

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Viacom’s lead independent director wants a face-to-face meeting with Sumner Redstone, but the ailing mogul’s attorney so far hasn’t granted him access.

CEO Bonuses: How Pro Forma Results Boost Them

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Reported earnings faltered last year. To help set bonus payments, many companies relied on pro forma measures.

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