This Week: News Digest

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Items of interest to investors.

Behind the Rise and Fall of BlackBerry

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“Losing the Signal” tells the inside story of Research In Motion’s efforts to take on the iPhone. Read an excerpt.

Clean-Coal Power Plant Loses Steam

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The future of the most expensive fossil-fuel power plant built in the U.S. is facing new pressures after a Mississippi utility backed out of its commitment to help pay for the clean-coal project.

A Home Buyer's Guide to a Seller's Market

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House prices are rising and bidding wars are breaking out in many markets. Here’s how to get what you want without overpaying.

A Home Buyer's Guide to a Seller's Market

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House prices are rising and bidding wars are breaking out in many markets. Here’s how to get what you want without overpaying.

Huatai Collects More Fuel for China Stock-Market Fire

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China’s $20 billion barrage of brokerage fundraising is looking long in the tooth, as Huatai Securities launches its Hong Kong IPO.

The Core of the Fed's Inflation Problem

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Rising oil prices and a weaker dollar should feed through to higher core inflation. But not for a while.

Senate Approves Fast-Track Trade Legislation

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The Senate passed major trade legislation, 62-37, that would pave the way for President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific trade deal, sending the bill toward an uncertain fate in the House.

Why Peltz Didn't Have Icahn's Apple Touch

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Nelson Peltz’s failure to win a board seat at DuPont might have had something to do with the incentives of passive investors.

Amazon Targets Etsy With 'Handmade' Marketplace

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Having vanquished scores of brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon has a new target: Etsy. The online retailer is prepping a marketplace for artisan goods that it is calling Handmade.

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