• Why Box Office Flops Really, Really Hurt

    Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in a scene from ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Photo: /Associated Press By Justin Lahart Justin Lahart The Wall Street Journal Biography @jdlahart Google+ Justin.Lahart@wsj.com May 11, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 3 COMMENTS Inequality is playing at a theater near you. Or rather, “Avengers: Infinity War,” the movie...

  • Venezuela's Brewing Oil Shock May Be Bigger Than Iran's

    Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, has just a 22% approval rating, but has gained votes through dirty tricks,...

  • Google Tries to Ease Its Tech Bottleneck

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivered the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference in Mountain View, Calif., on Tuesday. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Dan Gallagher Dan Gallagher The Wall Street Journal Biography May 9, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS A problem unique to Google: The best technology money can...

  • How Much Is the World's Largest Tech Fund Worth to SoftBank?

    SoftBank, the logo of which is seen here, runs the world’s largest tech fund—but a lack of transparency means investors are largely relying on their faith in the conglomerate’s unpredictable founder. Photo: issei kato/Reuters By Jacky Wong Jacky Wong The Wall Street Journal Biography @jackycwong jacky.wong@wsj.com Updated May 9, 2018 7:54 a.m....

  • Good News for Low-Wage Workers, Bad News for Profits

    A scarcity of so-called vocational workers such as truck drivers is squeezing industries that rely heavily on a less-educated labor force. Photo: David Zalubowski/Associated Press By Justin Lahart Justin Lahart The Wall Street Journal Biography @jdlahart Google+ Justin.Lahart@wsj.com May 8, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 17 COMMENTS Companies that hire the least-educated workers...

  • Starbucks and Nestlé: A Bold Blend

    Starbucks will sell the rights to offer its packaged coffee beans, single-serve coffee packs and other products in grocery and retail stores to Nestlé for more than $ 7 billion. Photo: john g. mabanglo/EPA/Shutterstock By Aaron Back Aaron Back The Wall Street Journal Biography @AaronBack May 7, 2018 12:07 p.m. ET 11...

  • Glencore's Wild West—And East—Is Getting Riskier

    By Nathaniel Taplin Nathaniel Taplin The Wall Street Journal Biography nathaniel.taplin@wsj.com May 7, 2018 6:33 a.m. ET Investors are willing to overlook a lot as long as you make them lots of money. When the cash machine slows, or a government decides to confiscate it, they tend to be less forgiving. Miner...

  • Why a 3.9% Unemployment Rate Matters

    Veterans check out a variety of booths offering job information and employment help during the Job Fair in Marion, Ind., on May 2. Photo: Jeff Morehead/Associated Press By Justin Lahart Justin Lahart The Wall Street Journal Biography @jdlahart Google+ Justin.Lahart@wsj.com May 4, 2018 11:29 a.m. ET 15 COMMENTS There is a case...

  • Apple's Quiet Boost From Google May Slow

    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Ill. Photo: jim young/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Dan Gallagher Dan Gallagher The Wall Street Journal Biography May 4, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 3 COMMENTS Tim Cook should consider penning a thank-you note to Google, though it would pain...

  • Alibaba's Bets Better Pay Off

    Alibaba’s operating margin last quarter was only 15%—the lowest since it was listed in New York in 2014. Photo: ym/EPA/Shutterstock By Jacky Wong Jacky Wong The Wall Street Journal Biography @jackycwong jacky.wong@wsj.com May 4, 2018 11:15 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS With growth in its core e-commerce business decelerating, Alibaba has splashed cash...

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