As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of businesses sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can.
China e-commerce titans Alibaba and JD.com, facing a slowdown in the growth of their core urban customers, are battling to crack a new frontier: the sprawling countryside with some 600 million potential shoppers.
In the past year, Campbell Soup started making organic varieties of classic products, cut its use of artificial ingredients, and pledged to remove high-fructose corn syrup from more foods. On Thursday, it will shed light on whether those efforts are souping up lackluster sales.
The Canadian unit of Chinese state-controlled energy giant Cnooc Ltd. said it would comply with an order from regulatory authorities forcing it to shut down pipelines at a troubled oil-sands plant in northern Alberta.