Powers of Deduction

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For those weighed down by large mortgage payments, there are ways to save money when next year's tax season arrives; beekeeping, anyone?

Higher Prices Boost Pepsi's Profit

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PepsiCo's net income rose 13% as cost cuts and price increases helped offset softer volumes and foreign exchange headwinds.

Concert Bookers Become Stars as Albums Fade

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As musicians play more live shows to make up for diminished album sales, booking agents are moving into the spotlight—and earning more. New duties include creating offbeat venues, events and stunts that will help an artist stand out, especially as record companies do less.

Costs of GM Recalls Pile Up

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General Motors is spending about $1 million a day providing loaner cars and insurance, according to cost data provided by dealers, to 30,000 U.S. customers awaiting replacement parts for their vehicles.

Departing Danaher CEO: Company Strategy Unlikely to Change

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Danaher Corp.'s H. Lawrence Culp Jr., whose run as chief executive of the industrial conglomerate has been among the most successful in corporate America over the past decade, said the company isn't likely to change its strategy or structure once he retires next year.

Investors Jump In After Canada Changes Marijuana Rules

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In Canada, it is now legal for any licensed company to grow and ship medical marijuana to patients—and illegal for patients to grow their own. The industry is drawing investments from hedge funds and private-equity firms in the U.S. and Canada.

China Footwear Maker Offers to Settle Strike

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A major footwear maker in southern China has offered to make disputed social-insurance payments to settle a four-day strike that had disrupted production at the key supplier for some of the world's best-known shoe brands.

Duke Had $15 Million in Spill Costs

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Duke Energy said it recorded about $15 million in costs related to a coal-ash spill in North Carolina in the first quarter, while also warning further costs can't be estimated at this time.

Ami Kassar: Many Small-Business Owners Don't Understand the SBA

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Confusion can lead borrowers to high-interest loans.

Michaels Says Security Breach Contained

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The data breach affected about three million payment cards at the arts-and-crafts company's stores.

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