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Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance BacklogDefense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog

An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.

MTV Owner's Streaming Strategy: If You Can't Beat Them, Feed ThemMTV Owner's Streaming Strategy: If You Can't Beat Them, Feed Them

Viacom is rebooting MTV’s “The Real World” franchise for Facebook, the latest sign that the cable-TV giant has stopped fighting the growing dominance of digital players like Netflix and is instead producing shows—and soon movies—for them.

Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision LoomsAmazon 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.

Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?

As IPO proposals value Uber at an eye-popping $120 billion, auto makers are racing to gain ground in everything from car sharing to driverless technology. At stake: who will control the future of transportation.

Frustrated Investors Want Frackers to ConsolidateFrustrated 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.

Housing Market Is Faltering and Strong Economy Offers No CureHousing Market Is Faltering and Strong Economy Offers No Cure

The housing market is stumbling through its longest slump in four years, as the divergence between a booming U.S. economy and weakening home sales that many had dismissed as temporary now looks poised to continue.

Strong Economy Draws WomenInto U.S. Labor ForceStrong Economy Draws WomenInto U.S. Labor Force

For most of the last two decades, the share of women participating in the U.S. labor force was in decline. Thanks to a strong economy, that long-running trend shows signs of reversing.

New 'Opportunity Zone' Rules Offer Developers Tax BreaksNew 'Opportunity Zone' Rules Offer Developers Tax Breaks

The Trump administration, trying to accelerate tax-advantaged investment in low-income areas, offered generous definitions and rules Friday in a long-awaited package of regulations.

U.S. Jobless Claims Dropped Last WeekU.S. Jobless Claims Dropped Last Week

The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell last week, indicative of a tight labor market in which employers are reluctant to lay off workers.

China Finds Big-Ticket Spending Is a Road to NowhereChina Finds Big-Ticket Spending Is a Road to Nowhere

Beijing is trying to kick its habit of using big-ticket stimulus spending on infrastructure, a turning point from a growth model that has left many Chinese cities adorned with empty high-rises and underused highways.