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Boeing, Airbus Strain to Deliver the New Jets They Have Promised

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

Some airlines have been left waiting for months for new planes as aircraft makers face a supply-line crunch for items including engines and wing components. That has angered executives and, in some cases, even stranded passengers....

Pentagon Nears New F-35 Deal

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

After months of wrangling over price and other terms, the Defense Department said it had reached a multi-billion-dollar “handshake deal” with Lockheed Martin on buying the next batch of F-35 combat jets....

How Carriers Get Permission to Share Your Location

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

Seeking approval to share a cellphone’s current location often falls to one of several dozen third-party companies like Securus and 3Cinteractive....

The Problem With Innovation: Big Companies Are Hogging All the Gains

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

As far back as the industrial revolution, improvements in productivity have traveled swiftly from company to company and industry to industry, an economy-boosting phenomenon called diffusion. Today, there is mounting evidence this engine of growth seems to be misfiring. ...

Fill 'er Up, or Plug It In? Oil, Utilities Fight to Fuel Vehicles of the Future

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

For oil companies, gasoline and diesel are among their most valuable products. For utilities, electric vehicles represent a way to jolt demand for power....

Keeping the Right Flame Under an Economic Expansion

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

U.S. history suggests economic expansions come with expiration dates, but Australia’s 27-year expansion points to a different way. ...

U.S. Stocks Defy Trade Fears

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

Trade fears have slammed markets around the world, but U.S. stocks are rising as strong profits and spending lead investors to overlook the risks of a downturn....

Sizing Up the Bond Market's Signals

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

Investors will take a fresh look at U.S. government bond yields this week, after a tame inflation report and concerns about trade frictions helped push the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to a fifth consecutive weekly decline. ...

Federal Reserve Report Defends Use of New Tools to Set Interest Rates

Fri, Jul 13, 2018

The Federal Reserve defended having the flexibility to set interest rates by using relatively new tools that include paying interest to banks, in its semiannual report to Congress....

'Skyscraper' Gets a Rocky Start

Sun, Jul 15, 2018

“Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI agent trying to rescue his family from a burning tower, had a soft opening for an action movie that cost around $125 million to make....