BMW and Lexus Heat Up the Compact-Crossover Market

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The growth in the compact-crossover sector is explosive. These cars offer the raised seating position and higher sightlines consumers love with the stability and versatility of a car-based wagon. Now, BMW and Lexus are entering the market in a big way.

The Rules on Capital-Loss Deductions

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You typically can deduct as much as $3,000 a year in capital losses from your ordinary income. You can carry unused deductions into subsequent years until they’re used up.

After a Good Start, Health Enrollment Faces Test

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The second year of Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment began without the widespread technical meltdowns that frustrated consumers last year, but the next few weeks will test whether HealthCare.gov can continue to operate reliably.

Honda in Talks on Air-Bag Fix

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Honda is in talks with several air-bag suppliers besides Takata about securing replacement parts for vehicles recalled over defective Takata-made air bags, people knowledgeable about the matter said.

Dow Chemical, Loeb Settle Board Dispute

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Dow Chemical and Dan Loeb’s Third Point settled a looming proxy fight Friday by adding four new directors next year, including two the activist investor had proposed.

European Telecoms Bet on 4G

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Iliad and other European telecom groups are rushing to invest in data-handling capabilities and faster fourth-generation wireless networks, as consumers use their phones more as devices for messaging apps and video.

Why Barnes & Noble Is Selling Beer Kits

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Barnes & Noble is diversifying into gifts like popcorn makers and turntables for the holidays, part of a new merchandising strategy as it tries to reverse declines in store traffic and prepares to split up.

U.S., Mexico Agree on Greater Access for Airlines

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The U.S. and Mexico have reached an aviation agreement that will expand access for passenger and cargo airlines flying between the two countries, the State Department said Friday.

The Trouble With Trustees

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Weekend Investor: Beneficiaries can clash with the people who oversee a trust. Here’s how to manage a delicate relationship.

TV-Streaming Firm Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

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Aereo filed for bankruptcy protection five months after the Supreme Court delivered the Internet-broadcast streaming company a fatal blow in its fight with traditional television broadcasters.

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