Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.
North Dakota has been slow to address repercussions from the surge in crude output, including the proliferation of radioactive oil filters. The state has no place to store such waste, which has led to illegal dumping.
OpenStack, an open-source program, has become a key factor as companies consider whether to keep computing operations in-house or turn them over to external services known as public clouds run by Amazon.com and others.
More than 100 patients have experienced partial or permanent paralysis in recent years after having spinal-cord stimulators inserted in their backs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. The paralyzed patients received spinal stimulators made by a variety of companies, including Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific.
U.K. liquor giant Diageo offered $1.9 billion to raise its stake in India's biggest spirits maker to 54.78%, which would give it long-sought strategic control and further access to the country's population.
Coca-Cola Co.'s global soda volumes slipped 1% in the first quarter, the first decline in its carbonated soft-drinks business since 1999. Business in China and other emerging markets was strong, though.