Business News

  • New Rules Coming for Self-Driving Cars
    The Trump administration plans to introduce new voluntary guidelines for autonomous vehicles on Tuesday in a bid to increase flexibility for car and tech companies and speed the industry’s development in the U.S.
  • How Two Years of Crisis Has Tested Volkswagen's CEO
    Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller speaks about a lingering “atmosphere of suspicion” at VW in the wake of its emissions-test scandal and the difficult work to transform the corporate culture.
  • Ferrari Bets Racetrack Wins Will Speed Showroom Sales
    Ferrari, fresh from a series of Formula One wins, this week will test its costly participation in auto racing by launching a model aimed at ordinary, though well-heeled, drivers.
  • DowDuPont to Change Breakup Plan
    Two weeks after its formation, DowDuPont is altering its plan to splinter into three companies, a step that appears set to end the threat of a fight with as many as four activist investors.
  • Alexion to Cut Workforce by 20%, Move Headquarters to Boston
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals is cutting its workforce by 20%, moving its headquarters to Boston and closing offices and manufacturing sites as it works to cut its overhead and move on from a sales-practices controversy.
  • California Wants a Say as Trump and Car Makers Talk New Mileage Rules
    California officials, long advocates of tougher clean-air rules, say they have been sidelined from recent talks between the Trump administration and auto makers that are angling for relief from stringent fuel-economy standards.
  • Yelp Claims Google Broke Promise Made to Regulators
    Online-reviews firm Yelp Inc. alleged that Google is breaking a promise it made as part of a 2012 regulatory settlement to not scrape content from certain third-party sites including Yelp, escalating its yearslong battle against the search giant.
  • Move Over, Millennials: Generation Z Enters the Workforce
    As the smartphone generation reports for work, bosses can expect young technophiles who appreciate diversity and want employers whose values reflect their own.
  • Amazon's Big HQ2: A Sign of Hubris and Danger
    Investors are betting that Jeff Bezos will keep his magic touch, and that money plowed into expansion today represents big profits to be made some time in the future. History and human nature are against him.

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