Best Buy to Shutter Canadian Future Shop Chain

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Best Buy Co. said it would shutter its Canadian chain Future Shop to focus attention on its namesake brand, a move that will cut about 1,500 jobs across the country.

How Wall Street Helps Tech Workers Cash In

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Financial firms are creating a murky market where the red-hot stocks of closely held technology companies trade largely out of sight of regulators, other investors and the companies themselves.

Tycoon Li's Horizons Ventures Bets on Tech Startups

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Li Ka-shing’s venture-capital fund, run by his longtime companion Solina Chau, is accelerating investments from Israel to Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley Venture Firm Prevails in Sex-Bias Suit

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A jury said prominent venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers didn’t sexually discriminate or retaliate against a former female partner, in a closely watched case that raised questions about the treatment of women in Silicon Valley.

Yahoo, Microsoft Extend Search-Deal Talks

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Yahoo and Microsoft agreed to push back the deadline for renewing their Web search alliance another month, as the two sides hash out whether and how to revise an alliance that has sparked friction.

Last-Minute Moves Before Tax Man Calls

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Weekend Investor: As April 15 nears, taxpayers face new provisions and a harder time getting help from the IRS. Here’s how to maximize savings and avoid pitfalls.

Intel in Talks to Buy Chip Maker Altera

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Intel is in advanced talks to buy Altera—a maker of programmable semiconductors used in phone networks and cars—in a deal that would be the computer chip-making giant’s largest takeover ever.

Barrick Chairman Got Almost $13 Million in 2014

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Barrick Gold Chairman John Thornton received almost $13 million in total compensation for his role at the gold miner, a company that has seen investor disquiet over executive compensation in recent years.

Lifestyle Lift Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

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Plastic-surgery chain Lifestyle Lift filed for Chapter 11 protection, 3½ weeks after abruptly shutting down its business and laying off its staff of nearly 400.

Petrobras Nominates Vale CEO as Its Next Chairman

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Brazil’s government nominated the chief executive of mining giant Vale as the next board chairman of state-run oil firm Petrobras, disappointing those who were looking for sweeping changes at the oil company.

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