The Dollar and the Donald

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No matter what Donald Trump says about the dollar being ‘too strong,’ if he is able to deliver the sort of economic growth investors are hoping for, the currency will probably rise further.

Weak Demand Hurts FCC's Airwaves Auction

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The U.S. government’s plan to buy the licenses of local television stations to clear the airwaves for cellular use hasn’t turned out to be the bonanza that some had hoped.

Cloud Selloff Lets Through a Ray of Sun

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Software-as-a-service companies look a bit less expensive after a bruising year.

Low Price, No Frills: More Carriers Launch Basic Economy Fares

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American Air and United are set to join Delta in offering cheaper economy-cabin fares in a bid to compete with discount carriers. Overhead bin space and advance seat reservations are not included.

Former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes Dies at 63

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One of the highest-ranking women in corporate America, she became a symbol of the choices women face juggling work and family life.

Mystery Fungus Sparks NIH Crisis, Imperiling Trials, Patients and Its Boss

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Crisis response at the National Institutes of Health has prompted lab closures and has triggered delays in treatment. Its chief, noted geneticist Francis Collins, who serves at the pleasure of the president, is in the hot seat.

Bertelsmann Primed as Pearson Puts Penguin Random House on Block

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German media company Bertelsmann has long wanted to own all of giant book-publishing joint venture Penguin Random House, and the woes of partner Pearson now give it a chance.

U.S. Industrial Production Rose 0.8% in December

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U.S. industrial output rose at the fastest pace in more than two years in December as activity surged at utilities and manufacturers inched ahead.

Target Issues Profit Warning on Disappointing Holiday Sales

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Target posted softer-than-expected comparable sales during the holiday season and cut its guidance for the fourth quarter and year, the latest retailer to post a disappointing end to 2016.

U.S. Consumer Prices Up 2.1% in December from Year Earlier

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Americans experienced annual inflation above 2% in December for the first time since mid-2014, a trend that reflects rising gasoline prices and steady consumer demand.

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