Ford, an Automaker at a Crossroads, Seeks Cuts and Partners

Ford, an Automaker at a Crossroads, Seeks Cuts and Partners

DEARBORN, Mich. — When Ford Motor was celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Rouge industrial complex last week, its chairman, William C. Ford Jr., offered an optimistic outlook for the years ahead. The company is still solidly profitable, he said, and while it is losing money overseas, it is working on a solution. Furthermore, he […]

The US nursing boom is just getting started

The US nursing boom is just getting started

The unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 1969. Friday’s jobs report shows that health care, along with business services, transportation and warehousing jobs, fueled the country’s job growth. Health care employment rose by 26,000 in September, though the bulk of those jobs came from ambulatory health care services. The U.S. has added 302,000 […]

Cellphone users nationwide just received a 'Presidential Alert.' Here's what to know.

Cellphone users nationwide just received a 'Presidential Alert.' Here's what to know.

Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 3 at 2:47 PM Beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Americans across the country were interrupted by an urgent notification on their cellphones. “Presidential Alert,” the message read. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is […]

Tencent Music files for Nasdaq IPO, first-half revenue surges

Tencent Music files for Nasdaq IPO, first-half revenue surges

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Music Entertainment, which owns China’s most popular music apps, has filed for a U.S. IPO seeking funds to develop content and new services, in what is expected to be one of the biggest U.S. listings by a Chinese company this year. FILE PHOTO: A Tencent sign is seen during the […]

Dow hits record high

Dow hits record high

The Dow jumped to a record high Tuesday, surging for a second day even as other U.S. indices stayed mostly flat amid geopolitical uncertainty in China and Europe. The Dow  (^DJI) climbed more than 100 points to as high as 26,771.91 at 11:15 a.m. EDT. The S&P 500 gained 0.04%, or 1.55 points, while the Nasdaq (^IXIC) […]

Diversify the Boardroom, Just Not Like California

Diversify the Boardroom, Just Not Like California

While those studies have been widely accepted among academics and professionals, the law’s opponents will have plenty of motivation to challenge them, undercutting what have long been among the most persuasive arguments for adding women to corporate boards. And there has been research questioning the claims of such studies. “Despite advocates’ insistence that women on […]