• Google's Costly Traffic Jam Eases

    Google parent company Alphabet reported revenue and per-share earnings above analyst estimates. Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press By Dan Gallagher Dan Gallagher The Wall Street Journal Biography July 23, 2018 6:06 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS A company of Google’s size and scale rarely gets the benefit of a low bar. Yet, given the...

  • What the Fed Is Missing, Again

    The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. Photo: LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS By Justin Lahart Justin Lahart The Wall Street Journal Biography @jdlahart Google+ Justin.Lahart@wsj.com July 22, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET 22 COMMENTS The Federal Reserve isn’t worried about the yield curve, and it has reason why. The problem: It is pretty much the...

  • GE Will Be Dead Money for a While

    General Electric’s power business saw another big drop in revenue, profit and orders in the latest quarter. Photo: Richard Drew/AP By Spencer Jakab Spencer Jakab The Wall Street Journal Biography @spencerjakab Google+ Spencer.Jakab@wsj.com July 20, 2018 11:44 a.m. ET 11 COMMENTS The words “great quarter guys” have never been directed to the...

  • Tariffs Threaten Retailers' Inventory Discipline

    Shoppers in a DSW shoe store in Herald Square in New York City. Retailers are weighing how much to buy for the upcoming holiday season in the wake of new tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump. Photo: Richard B. Levine/Zuma Press By Elizabeth Winkler July 19, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 5 COMMENTS...

  • Why Tapping the U.S. Oil Reserve Is an Awful Idea

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News By Spencer Jakab Spencer Jakab The Wall Street Journal Biography @spencerjakab Google+ Spencer.Jakab@wsj.com July 16, 2018 12:33 p.m. ET 22 COMMENTS “Strategic” has multiple definitions, but it is important to remember which one politicians had...

  • Big Tech's Growth Comes With a Big Bill

    Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Alphabet Inc., Microsoft and Facebook are expected to average sales growth of 21% on a combined basis this year compared with 19% last year. Photo: dado ruvic/Reuters By Dan Gallagher Dan Gallagher The Wall Street Journal Biography July 17, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 6 COMMENTS By being so big...

  • Netflix's Intermission Was Long Overdue

    A Scene from Netflix’s ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Photo: Myles Aronowitz/Associated Press By Dan Gallagher Dan Gallagher The Wall Street Journal Biography Updated July 16, 2018 6:27 p.m. ET 2 COMMENTS Sometimes you soar so high, so fast that you risk running short of oxygen. That seems to have been the case with...

  • Growth Still Trumps Politics for Markets

    By Richard Barley Richard Barley The Wall Street Journal Biography @RichardBarley1 Richard.Barley@wsj.com July 16, 2018 6:02 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS For fans of high political drama, recent months have been packed with excitement. For markets, not so much. In the battle between economics and politics, faith in growth still has the upper...

  • The Netflix Squeeze

    Netflix has hiked the price of its standard streaming service in the U.S. by 39% in the past four years. The domestic subscriber base still surged 62% in that time. Photo: mike blake/Reuters By Elizabeth Winkler July 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET 29 COMMENTS Netflix NFLX -4.28% has had an astonishing year....

  • China's Land Grab Could End Badly

    By Nathaniel Taplin Nathaniel Taplin The Wall Street Journal Biography @nate_taplin nathaniel.taplin@wsj.com Updated July 13, 2018 12:03 a.m. ET 9 COMMENTS Building things—roads, airports, train lines and the like—has long been a staple of China’s economy. Now, headline investment growth levels are stalling. That’s worrying enough. The situation behind the figures is, perhaps,...

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