Russian Ruble's Red Flag Flies Again

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The Russian ruble is under renewed pressure. And that is creating a headache for Moscow’s central bankers.

Standard Chartered Slashes Dividend

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Standard Chartered halved its dividend and reported a sharp fall in profit but new Chief Executive Bill Winters relieved investors by saying the bank had yet to decide whether it needed to raise fresh capital.

Dish Network Results Top Expectations

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Dish Network said Wednesday that its pay-TV subscriber losses accelerated in the second quarter, though profit and revenue topped Wall Street expectations.

European Stocks Rise on Earnings and China Data

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Global stocks rose, fueled by some robust data out of China and a fresh batch of strong corporate earnings reports.

Activist Investors Are Shaking Up Business Schools, Too

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Activist investor ideas are shaking up business schools, upending class discussions and attracting a new crop of future investors.

IBM Plans to Spread the Love for Ex-Rival Apple

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IBM, on track to become the world’s largest corporate user of MacBooks, will apply lessons it has learned to introduce a service intended to help other companies adopt Macs.

Société Générale Boosted by Market Volatility

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Shares in Société Générale rose more than 7% after the French bank reported a 25% rise in second-quarter profit, lifted by the performance of its large equity and derivatives trading business.

Lockhart Says Fed 'Close' to Being Ready for Rate Rise

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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said the economy is ready for the first increase in short-term rates in more than nine years and it would take a significant deterioration in the data to convince him not to move in September.

Lockhart Says Fed 'Close' to Being Ready for Rate Rise

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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said the economy is ready for the first increase in short-term rates in more than nine years and it would take a significant deterioration in the data to convince him not to move in September.

On Réunion Island, Talk Radio Trumps Police

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On the tropical island where debris believed to be from missing MH370 was found, Radio Freedom is the first port of call, even before police.

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