|Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms|
Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
|Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image|
Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
|P&G Posts Strongest Sales Growth in Five Years|
Procter & Gamble reported stronger sales in the latest quarter, driven by gains in the beauty segment, as the consumer-products giant seeks to snap a stretch of lackluster growth.
|Frustrated Investors Want Frackers to Consolidate|
A private-equity firm is urging oil producer Resolute Energy to merge with a rival, the latest salvo in a growing campaign by some investors to force shale drillers to consolidate.
|Hasbro to Cut Workforce in New Round of Layoffs|
The toy company is planning layoffs that will trim less than 10% of its workforce, a move the maker of Monopoly, Nerf guns and Disney Princess dolls says is a response to changes in how consumers buy and play with toys.
|U.S. Existing-Home Sales Fell in September|
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined in September, extending a weak stretch for the housing market in a period of otherwise strong economic growth.
|China Growth Slows to 6.5%; Finance Officials Try to Soothe Worried Investors|
China’s economic expansion slowed to its weakest pace since the financial crisis, as top financial regulators launched an extraordinary coordinated effort to calm jittery investors.