Toyota Motor Corp. plans to make some of its cars fully capable of self-driving on highways by around 2020, it said Tuesday, accelerating the rollout of its autonomous-drive technology and countering Silicon Valley rivals like Google Inc.
Microsoft announced Tuesday two new smartphones of its own design and running Windows software, in the company’s latest bid to revive its struggling mobile-phone business.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde, in Peru for the fund’s annual meeting this week, will try to nudge finance leaders into what she says is an urgent policy upgrade to help the global economy avoid another downturn.
At a time when slumping crude-oil prices have shelved most new oil-sands projects, pint-size sites are proliferating.
SABMiller reported a fall in second-quarter revenue, even as sales volumes rose, as currencies in emerging markets where the brewer makes most of its sales weakened.
American Apparel’s bankruptcy filing throws a spotlight on Standard General, a little-known hedge fund that is playing a central role in the restructuring of two high-profile retail companies this year.
FedEx is raising its fuel surcharge for the second time this year, jolting e-commerce companies and other shippers with price increases just as they gear up for the holiday season.
Multinational companies are girding for new rules designed to force them to pay greater corporate income taxes in more countries where they operate.
General Mills said it is voluntarily recalling some Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced over several days in July at its Lodi, Calif., plant because the products, which are labeled gluten-free, may contain wheat.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will urge countries to “use all available policy tools” to boost global growth at an international conference next week, a top Treasury official said.
At British fashion label Ted Baker’s latest London store, patrons can buy shirts, ties and jackets—or have their beards “designed,” their eyebrows threaded and their faces steamed with hot towels.
General Motors withdrew a court motion in a lawsuit involving a defective ignition switch after a plaintiff’s lawyer claimed it violated the terms of a September criminal settlement with the U.S.
The U.S. trade gap expanded in August as a strong dollar, weak commodity prices and slow overseas growth weighed on demand for American-made goods.
Glencore’s roller-coaster stock-market ride continues, with the shares falling after hefty gains the day before amid management’s efforts to assure investors about the health of the commodities group’s finances.
Pharmaceutical companies’ U.S. revenue growth for leading drugs has far outpaced demand, thanks to the industry’s pricing power, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.
U.S. industries as diverse as aerospace, agriculture and apparel laud the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership struck Monday. Others cite shortcomings.
The management of Air France, the French arm of Air France-KLM, has outlined a plan to cut 2,900 jobs in a meeting with union representatives.
An American Airlines pilot died in the cockpit early Monday during a flight from Phoenix, the airline said, forcing the first officer to divert the jetliner and make a safe emergency landing in Syracuse, N.Y.
DuPont said its chairman and chief executive, Ellen Kullman, would retire as the company slashed its outlook and said it would speed up cost-cutting plans.
Investor activism often improves corporate performance but definitely not always. The Wall Street Journal measures results from 71 different cases of activist investors over a five-year period.
Twitter unveiled a long-anticipated news feature called “Moments,” which highlights the top tweets about live events.
The evolution of thinking machines will lead to big changes in the way people work, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty said Tuesday at the Gartner Symposium.
The IMF once again downgraded its outlook for global growth, hurt by a slowdown in emerging markets.
The Japanese auto industry hailed a tariff-cutting agreement among 12 Pacific nations, though the impact may be limited by earlier shifts in production to markets where the cars are sold.
Brookings fellow and Fisher College dean point to the bright spots in the economy for midsize businesses.
Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of oil firm Royal Dutch Shell PLC, on Tuesday will call on governments to institute an effective system for pricing carbon.
Nelson Peltz’s $2.5 billion bet on General Electric came without a typical activist investor’s arsenal of attack-like demands for board seats or calls to split up the company.
The Obama administration said it has finalized the terms of a record $20.8 billion settlement with BP PLC over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Alcoa said it signed a $1 billion deal to supply airplane maker Airbus Group SE with bolts, rivets and other pieces used to hold planes together.
Company patriarch Ferdinand Piëch, ousted from the supervisory board in the spring, is exerting influence behind the scenes over Volkswagen affairs amid an emissions-testing scandal that pushed out the executive he opposed.