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In The Headlines – January 17, 2018

Glaxo SmithKline Retools to Take On Rival AstraZeneca It might not be so difficult to understand why Emma Walmsley has replaced almost half of GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s key executives in the past year. Glaxo has long held the title of Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical company, but...

In The Headlines – December 20, 2017

T-Mobile Prepares to Take on Cable and Satellite TV Providers T-Mobile has spent the past four years attacking wireless industry rivals to great success. But the wireless industry is not growing as fast as it once was, so the carrier has focused on an entirely new market: the...

In The Headlines – December 13, 2017

Stock Ownership Among Older Americans Fuels the Wealth Gap U.S. stocks have more than tripled in value since 2009, but the bull market has left a lot of Americans behind. In almost every age group, the share of families owning equities—either directly or through funds and...

In The Headlines December 6, 2017

Barnes & Noble Looks to Revive Flagging Sales by Getting Smaller Barnes & Noble is the latest retailer to discover that less is more sometimes. Coming off another tough quarter, the big-box retailer’s executives said recently that the path to better financial performance...

In The Headlines – November 17, 2017

Will a Surge in Millennial Home Buying Threaten the Rental Housing Market? Rising homeownership is adding to the jitters in the residential rental market, which has slumped recently after a long stretch near the top of the commercial real-estate industry. For most of the current...

In The Headlines – November 8, 2017

The Next U.S. Energy Boom is Underway in Appalachia David Rheinlander used to dream of building a cabin in the woods behind his house in southwestern Pennsylvania. Now when the 57-year-old looks across his backyard, he sees a line of cut trees, piles of dirt, and stacks of steel...

In The Headlines – November 1, 2017

Tipping Point: Online Holiday Sales are Expected to Surpass In-store Sales in 2017 In a year that has already seen its share of firsts, here’s another one—or at least the prediction of another one. Consumers say they plan to spend more money online than in physical stores...

In The Headlines – October 25, 2017

Fast-growing Convoy Takes on Uber in Freight Brokering Trucking startup Convoy has landed a powerful ally in its race against Uber’s freight efforts through a new multi-year partnership with Anheuser-Busch. Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch was already a Convoy customer, but will...

In The Headlines – October 18, 2017

Bank of America Looks to a 1950s Strategy for Growth Shortly after Brian Moynihan took the helm of Bank of America (BofA) at the start of 2010, the giant lender suffered successive waves of huge, potentially fatal losses on its stricken mortgage portfolio. From the start,...

In The Headlines – October 11, 2017

Boeing Bets on the Future of Air Taxis and “Robo-planes” Boeing Co. is buying drone pioneer Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., gaining a portfolio of futuristic technology such as unmanned air taxis that may someday navigate city skies for Uber Technologies Inc. With the acquisition,...