Coal Miner Alpha Files for Chapter 11

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Alpha Natural Resources filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday to cut its debt load of about $4 billion.

Suzuki to Rev Up Value After Third Point Discloses Stake

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Suzuki Motor said that it was taking steps to lift its “corporate value” after New York hedge fund Third Point disclosed a stake in the auto maker.

Middle East Refinery-Expansion Plans Hit Snags

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Middle Eastern countries are experiencing setbacks in plans to expand their oil-refining capacity, dealing a blow to efforts to address an expensive irony: petroleum-rich nations importing products like gasoline.

China Curbs Short Selling; Commodities Weakness Spreads

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China shares made tentative gains after officials announced fresh steps to rein in short selling, while commodities weakness spread to some Asian currencies, including the Malaysian ringgit.

Supersized Cargo Skips Small Ports

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Hampered by a shallow, inland location and labor strife, Portland loses out on shipping container traffic.

Higher Spending Should Drive Up Car Makers' Margins

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Car sales probably can’t get much stronger than they were in July, but Americans will find another way to spend their money.

Apple, Google Aim to Predict What You Want

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Apple and Google are developing technology for smartphones that will study users’ activities and deliver information before they ask for it. The companies hope new features will keep users loyal.

Car Makers Map Out Future With Nokia Deal

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BMW, Audi and Daimler are betting on the future of autonomous cars, which meant joining forces to acquire HERE is more a necessity than a luxury.

Judge Adds to Pressure on SEC Over How it Names Its Judges

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A federal judge gave the Securities and Exchange Commission seven days to say if it will change the way it appoints its administrative law judges.

Sprint Needs to Speed Up to Outrun T-Mobile

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Ahead of the Tape: Sprint may have good news and bad news Tuesday: subscriber numbers should stabilize but it still is in danger of losing its No. 3 market-share spot.

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