Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes, Killing One

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A Virgin Galactic rocket ship that was supposed to take the first space tourists next year—starting with billionaire entrepreneur and company founder Richard Branson—exploded during a test flight, killing one pilot.

How to Pump Up a Roth IRA

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After-tax contributions to a workplace 401(k) can be shifted into a tax-free Roth account, the IRS says.

The Case for 'Alternative' Investments

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Exotic strategies can benefit a portfolio, but can be tough to put into practice.

U.S., Russia Drag on AB InBev Sales

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Anheuser-Busch InBev reported that weakness in the U.S., Russia and Ukraine weighed on sales volumes in the third quarter, even as cost cuts and strong sales elsewhere boosted profit.

Was the false correction of Scott Brown by the debate moderator a deliberate attempt to prejudice him?

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Sentenced to 3½ Years in Jail

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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been found guilty alongside a 21-year old Danish accomplice of hacking into systems operated by the Danish arm of Computer Sciences Corp.

Sony Posts Hefty Loss

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Sony posted a $1.2 billion loss after writing down the value of its struggling smartphone business, but strong PlayStation sales brightened up the quarterly report.

British Airways' Parent Lifts Guidance

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British Airways parent, International Consolidated Airlines Group, raised its full-year earnings guidance as a turnaround at its Spanish unit Iberia spurred a 30% rise in operating profit in the third quarter.

Caterpillar Calls Its Accounting on Bucyrus Deal 'Appropriate'

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A Caterpillar Inc. spokeswoman said Friday the company believes its accounting treatment of the 2011 acquisition of Bucyrus International Inc. was “appropriate.”

Ford's Next F-150 Sees Strong Interest

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Ford Motor said it is encouraged by data it has collected on the initial interest in the updated version of its F-150 pickup truck, which carries costly fuel-economy improvements.

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