Theranos failed a second major U.S. regulatory inspection of its laboratory facilities, people familiar with the situation said, a setback the Silicon Valley blood-testing firm hasn’t disclosed to investors or patients.
Employment growth is slow and unsteady at most small firms, with the median small business adding fewer than one full-time position a year, despite the sector’s reputation as the engine of U.S. job growth.
Small and midsize companies are rethinking or delaying entry to Iran following the election of Donald Trump, a break from their bigger counterparts which have struck recent deals despite concerns of fresh sanctions.
Shares in Pearson plunged more than 20% after the world’s largest education company issued a profit warning for 2018 and said it plans to sell its stake in its Penguin Random House publishing joint venture.
Bayer has pledged to add U.S. jobs and investment after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, the latest in a string of public displays from companies looking to head off criticism from the incoming administration about job losses.
Business and agricultural groups are lobbying Trump transition officials to rework and even rename a Pacific trade deal that would knit together the U.S. and Asian countries, despite Mr. Trump’s plan to scrap the agreement.