|Defense 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 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 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?|
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.