Ford Invests in Pivotal Software to Beef Up Its Tech 'Fluency'

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Ford Motor said it will invest $182.2 million in Pivotal Software, a San Francisco-based software company expected to help Ford stay competitive.

Oil-Price Drop Vanquishes Cutting-Edge Projects

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The world’s largest energy companies are sidelining big ideas, like ultra-deep water development, floating LNG factories and carbon-capture projects, that they touted just a couple of years ago as the industry’s future.

Merck Revenue Falls on Generic Competition

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Merck & Co. posted a revenue decline as generic competition and currency fluctuations hurt its results.

Insurers Seek Rate Increases to Cover Obamacare Costs

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Insurers have begun to propose big premium increases for coverage next year under the 2010 health law, as some struggle to make money in a market where their costs have soared.

Time Results Better Than Expected

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Time Inc. said it deepened its loss in the latest quarter, weighed by higher spending as it invests in beefed-up digital platforms, while revenue rose on higher digital advertising sales.

Casino Magnate James Packer Learns Art of Letting Go

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James Packer’s Crown Resorts is selling Melco Crown’s shares well below their peak, but the move makes some sense.

Brewery Builds a Pipeline, Sending Beer Lovers Into a Froth

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Belgian brewer De Halve Maan’s ‘beer pipeline’ will transport 1,500 gallons of suds an hour, but locals’ requests for home taps are going nowhere.

Operator of Crashed Helicopter Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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CHC Group, the operator of a helicopter that recently crashed in Norway killing 13 people, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company is the latest to be caught by the downturn in global energy prices.

Is The Emerging Markets Rally Built on Flimsy Foundations?

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Emerging markets have come in from the cold. But can they retain investors’ favor?

What It Takes for Royal Dutch Shell to Break Even

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Shell says it will do “whatever it takes” to balance its cash flows in an era of lower oil prices. There is still much work to be done.

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