New Benefit Options for Digital Temps

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Companies and groups are starting to fill the benefits gap for freelance workers, offering access to disability and other insurance that can make project work a little more secure.

Waiting Game: Sprint, T-Mobile

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The slow progress in Sprint's pursuit of T-Mobile is in part tied to the public nature of the deal. With all the details out, there isn't as much pressure to make an announcement.

Flipkart Raises $1 Billion in Fresh Funding

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India's largest e-commerce company, Flipkart Internet, raised $1 billion in fresh funding as it girds for competition with Amazon and an eBay-backed rival for dominance in the world's second-most-populous nation.

Twitter Silences Naysayers as Users Surge

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Twitter quieted its doubters, at least for now, over its ability to jump-start shrinking user growth in the shadow of larger rival Facebook. The social-media company posted strong results across the board.

Twitter Silences Naysayers as Users Surge

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Twitter quieted its doubters, at least for now, over its ability to jump-start shrinking user growth in the shadow of larger rival Facebook. The social-media company posted strong results across the board.

Amgen Plans Job Cuts

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Amgen said it plans to reduce its global workforce by 12% to 15% and close facilities in two states as part of a restructuring that aims to focus resources on developing new drugs.

Rewards, Risks for BP in Russia

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BP reported a rise in second-quarter profit, boosted by its investment in Russian energy group Rosneft, but warned that further economic sanctions on Russia could adversely impact its business.

Pfizer Still Looking to Buy

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Pfizer said it was still looking at potential deals, including big ones, after earlier dropping its pursuit of British rival AstraZeneca.

PG&E Faces More Charges Over Blast

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A federal grand jury added charges to a criminal case against PG&E Corp. over a fatal natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010.

Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials

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Drug makers and researchers are increasingly concerned that online chatter could unravel the carefully built construct of the 'blind' clinical trial.

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