Gap Rehires Veteran to Revive Namesake Stores

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Gap brought back a company veteran to help revive its struggling namesake stores. The retailer also announced plans to increase its dividend and stock repurchases.

Penney Posts Surprise Loss

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J.C. Penney posted a surprise loss for the holiday quarter as operating expenses ticked up, though the department-store operator reported stronger-than-expected sales growth.

'Feeling Certain' and Other Mistakes That Trip Up Investors

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A surging stock market makes investors feel smart. With the S&P 500 near an all-time high, pay heed to the many ways you can go wrong.

Vale Posts Loss as Iron-Ore Prices Dive

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Brazilian mining giant Vale SA reported a net loss in the fourth quarter as iron-ore prices fell by nearly half, the local currency weakened and impairment charges continued to pile up.

Car Makers Tap Former Safety Regulator for Takata Probe

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A group of car makers tapped a former top U.S. auto-safety regulator and an engineering firm to probe Takata. air bags prone to rupturing and injuring consumers.

Refineries Cushion Blow to Repsol

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The world-wide collapse in crude prices has prompted losses and big spending cuts at Repsol, but the Spanish oil company found safe harbor in a business that until recently was a disaster for European energy firms: refining.

Kohl's Holiday Quarter Tops Expectations

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Kohl’s Corp. said results in its holiday quarter topped expectations on broad-based sales strength, while the retailer gave an in-line outlook for its newly-started fiscal year.

After Divorce, Separate Your Estate Plans

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Newly single individuals should make sure their will, beneficiary designations and other documents reflect their current wishes.

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