Orders for Business Jets Rise

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The world’s two largest makers of business jets said that demand continues to improve, with General Dynamics Corp. planning to boost output of its high-end Gulfstream planes as more U.S. companies place orders.

Avon Hires J. Crew COO as New CFO

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Avon Products Inc. said Wednesday it hired James Scully away from J. Crew Group Inc. to be its new chief financial officer.

GM Rejects Request to Extend Compensation Claim Deadline

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General Motors rejected a request by two U.S. senators to extend their ignition switch compensation fund claim deadline for a second time.

Pentagon Picks Boeing 747-8 As New Presidential Aircraft

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The Pentagon said it had selected Boeing’s 747-8 to replace the aircraft that serves as Air Force One for the president of the U.S.

Drone Maker to Prevent Some Device Flights Over D.C.

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In response to the drone crash at the White House this week, the Chinese maker of the device that crashed said it is updating its drones to disable them from flying over much of Washington, D.C.

Germany Gears Up Against Russian Propaganda

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Germany is launching an international news service to counter Russia’s propaganda push in Europe. The only problem: Employees of Deutsche Welle, the state broadcaster spearheading the initiative, are having none of it.

Brazil's Eike Batista Resigns Oil Company Chairman Post

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Former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista has resigned from his posts as chairman and member of the board of the oil company he created.

Samsung Earnings to Bolster South Korea's Campaign for Shareholders

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Samsung Electronics is likely to report its fifth consecutive quarter of year-to-year earnings declines—and further evidence that the government’s hard line on corporate cash hoarding is making South Korea a more hospitable place for shareholders.

Have the Right Tools for Retirement

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Five steps you should take before retiring to make post-employment easier. Among them, make a realistic and efficient plan for withdrawing money from savings and a nonfinancial plan for staying engaged during retirement.

States That Tax Social Security Benefits

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Minnesota is among 13 states that slap some kind of tax on Social Security income. Some of those states, among them Connecticut and Montana, have separate calculations and/or income limits to determine taxable benefits.

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