Banks Dodge One Oil-Patch Risk

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In an encouraging sign for banks, oil companies took limited drawdowns of open lines of credit in the first quarter.

Valeant and Buffett: Looking Past the War of Words

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Harsh words won’t further damage Valeant shareholders. Changes to earnings expectations might be a different story.

Hulu's Skinny Bundle: Media Companies Have to Dance While the Music Plays

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A planned Hulu skinny bundle could help its owners keep up with changing viewing habits, but it also poses a threat to their existing businesses.

U.S. Auto-Sales Boom Isn't Out of Gas

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Auto stocks shouldn’t trade as if the auto boom is already over.

On Close Inspection, India's Sharp Growth Picture Gets Fuzzy

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India’s economy expanded by 7.3% last year, outpacing every other major nation, including China, for the first time in nearly two decades. But as with most developing countries, India’s economy defies easy measurement.

Taking the Temperature of U.S. Jobs and Global Manufacturing

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This week, data releases will shine a light on U.S. job growth in April and the trade gap for March, plus offer updates from the manufacturing sector in the U.S., China, Japan and other major economies.

U.S. Chides Five Economic Powers Over Policies

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The Obama administration delivered a shot across the bow to Asia’s leading exporters and Germany for their economic policies and warned that a number of major economies around the globe could face intense pressure to engage in currency interventions to counter slow growth.

Anemic Wage Growth Restraining Economy

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Years of solid job gains are failing to produce a breakout in wages, suppressing the spark needed for a sustained pickup in economic growth.

IRS Warns of New Scam to Hijack Tax Preparers' Computers

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The IRS on Friday warned tax preparers of a new scam in which cyberthieves hijack a preparer’s computer system, file client tax returns, and redirect refunds to thieves’ accounts.

How Private Is Your Tax Return?

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Amid concerns about cyberthieves, the approach of Tax Day is a good time to consider the retention and use of your electronic tax information.

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