Molybdenum: Minor Metal Is Major Mistake for Investors

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Prices of molybdenum, an important ingredient used in steelmaking, have plummeted this year, but miners of the metal will find it difficult to limit supply.

Facebook, Google Tighten Grip on Mobile Ads

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Facebook’s revenue jumped 39%, fresh evidence of its allure to big brands, as it and Google increasingly take the lion’s share of the fast-growing mobile advertising market.

Gilead: the Apple of the Biotech World

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Gilead faces short-term challenges as its hepatitis C franchise slows. But the stock is a rare example of biotech value.

The Tweets and Yelps of an Overvalued Market

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Both Twitter and Yelp were priced for hypergrowth that now looks less certain.

Carlyle and Apollo Find Selling Is Easy; Buying, Not So Much

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Carlyle Group LP and Apollo Global Management LLC reported second-quarter results Wednesday showing that, while it is a sellers’ market for private-equity holdings, the firms continue to face challenges making new investments.

China's Thumb on Fed Rate-Rise Scale

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The Federal Reserve is trying to balance the outlook for jobs and inflation as it considers a rate increase. China’s market turmoil could weigh on its deliberations.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip in June

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A forward-looking indicator of home sales slipped in June, but remained well above year-ago levels, a sign the housing market is stabilizing.

Rising Rents Outpace Wages in Wide Swaths of U.S.

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The cost of renting a home is rising faster than wages across wide swaths of the country, a problem that has become especially acute in the past year, putting a big squeeze on many household budgets.

A Bitcoin Fund Is Born, With Teething Pains

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An ETF-type bitcoin investment, full of risks, is struggling for acceptance.

College Tuition Q&A

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Experts answer more questions from readers about saving and paying for college.

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