FAA Tightens Safeguards on Lithium Batteries on Airplanes

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Three years after fire-prone lithium batteries led to the temporary grounding of Boeing‘s flagship 787 fleet world-wide, U.S. regulators are ratcheting up safety standards.

Farm-Equipment Makers Face Challenge at Industry Show

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An annual gathering of thousands of farmers and the country’s biggest agribusiness starts Tuesday against one of the gloomiest economic backdrops for the U.S. Farm Belt in years.

China's Private Investment Crash May Be Mirage, but Pain Is Still Real

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China’s drop in private investment may look worse than it is because of the distorting effects of last year’s stock market bailout.

Music Publishers Pay Up for Big-Name Songwriters

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The price for signing big-name artists to music publishing deals is skyrocketing—even for those more famous for being center stage than for their lyrics.

Yellen Says Fed Could Expand Its Use of Bond Purchases

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The central bank’s main tool for fighting the next recession could be bond-purchase programs, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said.

Chlorine Leak From Railcar Closes Axiall Corp. Facility in West Virginia

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A chlorine leak at an Axiall Corp. chemical plant in West Virginia caused a shutdown of the facility, the evacuation of nearby communities and the temporary closure of local roads, the chemical company said on Saturday.

The Price of the Calm After the Storm

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Markets are calm this August. Policy makers have ensured that, but distortions are rife.

Vivendi: Why Empire Building Is No Strategy

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French media group Vivendi is benefiting from the growth of music streaming, but investments in struggling Italian companies are puzzling.

Yellen Cries Wolf

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The Fed chairwoman tries to convince the market that a rate rise is coming, but investors aren’t listening.

Why Rackspace Is Taking Its Cloud Act Offstage

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The $32-a-share price Rackspace has scored in a go-private deal with Apollo might look like a letdown, but moving out of the spotlight has its advantages.

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