Few Weapons Left for Defense Firms

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U.S. defense companies became a safe haven for investors over the past two years, but new leadership in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill could reduce advantages that helped the sector outperform the broader market.

ECB Gives Dollar Rally Further Impetus

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Horizons: The European Central Bank’s big stimulus plan has thrust the dollar’s advance into overdrive, for better or worse.

Google Wireless Service Aims to Switch Between Carriers

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Google Inc.’s upcoming wireless service would aim to end subscribers’ reliance on a single carrier, instead giving them the ability to pick the best signal from a variety of sources, people familiar with the plan said.

'American Sniper' Tags Another Win

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The war drama crosses the $200 million mark; Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Boy Next Door’ places second.

'American Sniper' Tags Another Win

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The war drama crosses the $200 million mark; Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Boy Next Door’ places second.

BAE Offers to Build Howitzers in India

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BAE Systems has offered to build a howitzer factory in India to close a deal valued at more than $800 million after years of stalled talks left it shuttering plants in the U.S. and the U.K. that were supposed to produce the artillery.

U.K. Lawmakers Panel Calls For Moratorium on Shale Gas Fracking

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The U.K. parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee is calling for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas even as companies are applying for permits to start exploration work in the fledgling sector.

GOP Leaders Open to Bigger Child-Care Credit

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House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have indicated they are open to one piece of President Barack Obama’s tax overhaul proposal: increasing tax breaks for child care.

Intuit Kicks a TurboTax Hornet's Nest

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Intuit, maker of the popular TurboTax tax-preparation software, has infuriated many longtime users by requiring them to buy more-expensive software to complete their 2014 tax returns.

IRS Giveaway: Tax-Filing Software

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About 70% of all taxpayers are eligible for free federal income-tax-preparation and electronic-filing software through a program known as ‘Free File.’

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