Americans Are More Optimistic About the Economy Than You Might Think

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Consumer surveys have yielded starkly conflicting results of late ahead of the presidential election. Here is one way for investors to sift through the noise.

How to Play the Viacom-CBS Sibling Rivalry

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For Viacom and CBS, a no-premium deal may be the most likely outcome.

Wells Fargo Illustrates Case for Splitting Board From Management

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The fracas over Wells Fargo is resurrecting an old debate over whether bank chiefs should also serve as board chairmen.

Car Makers Rev Up Push Into Electric Vehicles

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At the Paris Auto Show, which begins this week, the world’s biggest auto makers are unveiling plans to accelerate development of electric vehicles.

Can CBS and Viacom Merge? It Depends on the Redstone-Moonves Dance

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The relationship between CBS chief Leslie Moonves and Shari Redstone holds the key to whether she can pull off what would be a dramatic finale to a year of corporate drama, by putting back together the two companies her father split apart a decade ago.

Music-App Maker Shazam Finally Turns a Profit---But Not From Music

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After 15 years, music-discovery company Shazam Entertainment is turning an operating profit. The app maker earns most of its revenue from advertisers, who pay to use its image-recognition and sound-recognition technology in their marketing campaigns.

PepsiCo Boosts Earnings Forecast

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PepsiCo raised its 2016 profit outlook after revenue surged in key overseas markets like China and as the U.S. beverage business picked up steam in the third quarter.

Obama Administration Imposes New Requirements on Pay Data, Sick Leave

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The Obama administration on Thursday finalized new requirements on business to provide employee pay data by gender and race and for federal contractors to offer paid sick days, steps the administration portrayed as helping strengthen the middle class.

How India Listing Should Lift Prudential and its Peers

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The valuation put on an Indian life insurer shows that western investors may be missing something.

U.S. Second Quarter GDP Revised Up To 1.4% Gain

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The U.S. economy grew at a modestly faster pace in the second quarter than previously estimated, but the latest data confirms the expansion decelerated in the first half of the year.

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