Hunt for Street's 'Wolves' Comes Up Short

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Finra’s “High Risk Broker” program targets individuals with large numbers of disciplinary red flags, but the initiative hasn’t barred any of the brokers associated with Stratton Oakmont, the firm depicted in the film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’

Kroger Profit Rises 23%

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Kroger said its earnings rose 23% on stronger-than-expected sales, and that it also benefited from stronger fuel margins during the January quarter.

Canadian Natural Resources Profit Rises

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Canadian Natural Resources, one of Canada’s largest oil sands and natural gas producers, raised its dividend and reported a nearly threefold increase in fourth-quarter profits Thursday as stronger production helped offset slumping crude-oil prices.

Costco Profits Surge on Lower Fuel Costs

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Costco Wholesale reported a better-than-expected 29% rise in earnings in the February quarter, boosted by a tax benefit and lower fuel prices.

Mallinckrodt to Buy Critical Care Company

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Mallinckrodt agreed to buy privately held Ikaria for about $2.3 billion, in a move to expand its presence in hospitals and in the area of critical care.

Emirates Boss Rebuts Unfair Aid Claims

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Emirates Airline President Tim Clark plans face-to-face meetings with U.S. government officials later this month to try to counter claims by the Persian Gulf carrier’s U.S. rivals that it benefits from unfair state aid and should be constrained.

Simon Property Eyes Rival

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Simon Property Group has made takeover approaches for rival Macerich, seeking to combine two of the largest shopping-mall owners in the U.S.

Oil Companies Begin to Give Up on Yemen

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The political upheaval in Yemen has dealt a powerful blow to the country’s oil industry, forcing companies to abandon productive oil patches and evacuate staff as a rebel group consolidates power.

Is There a Case for Actively Managed Fund Investing?

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Many investors have switched to low-cost index funds, but some stick with actively managed funds, hoping to beat the market. Two experts debate both approaches.

Is a Prenuptial Agreement a Must for Most Couples?

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Some say prenups prevent heartache and protect both parties. Others see the advantages accruing to the spouse with more money.

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