List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Ratings Game: This is the fate of Obamacare under the next president

The Ratings Game: This is the fate of Obamacare under the next president

Everyone wants to know who will be the next president. That’s particularly true in the health care sector, where the fate of the Affordable Care Act and other sector issues… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil futures end February close to where they started the volatile month

Futures Movers: Oil futures end February close to where they started the volatile month

By Markets/commodities reporter Oil futures settled higher Monday on hopes that several weeks of declines in the number of U.S. oil-drilling rigs and talk from major producers over the potential… Read more »

Slide Show: This is what drove the oil market’s wild February gyrations

Slide Show: This is what drove the oil market’s wild February gyrations

If oil’s February price chart was used as the blueprint for an actual roller coaster, its passengers would be lucky to survive. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures CLJ6, +3.36%… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Akamai discloses internal probe into bribery allegations

The Wall Street Journal: Akamai discloses internal probe into bribery allegations

Akamai Technologies Inc. disclosed a company investigation into the Internet technology company’s sales practices in a country outside the U.S., including whether employees may have violated U.S. antibribery laws. In… Read more »

Starbucks faces ‘unique challenge’ in Italy launch

Starbucks faces ‘unique challenge’ in Italy launch

Exterior of the original Starbucks store in 1971. Starbucks Corp. is bringing its brew to one of coffee’s ancestral homelands, Italy, with its first store planned for Milan in early… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Valeant says it’s under investigation by SEC

The Wall Street Journal: Valeant says it’s under investigation by SEC

Michael Pearson is returning to Valeant Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said Monday it is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the latest issue to face the beleaguered drug… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields fall after weak factory, housing data

Bond Report: Treasury yields fall after weak factory, housing data

Treasury prices rose, pushing yields lower, on Monday as fixed-income investors believe weaker-than-expected data is reflective of a fragile state of U.S. economic growth, capping inflation and potentially limiting Federal… Read more »

Curvy models are working wonders for American Eagle’s sales and shares

Curvy models are working wonders for American Eagle’s sales and shares

American Eagle Outfitters’ “aerie” models aren’t ultra-skinny. The retailer is marketing its products in that segment to what you could call normal-looking women. In this age of “authenticity” — consider… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Google self-driving car appears at fault after hitting bus

The Wall Street Journal: Google self-driving car appears at fault after hitting bus

One of Google Inc.’s self-driving cars hit a bus while in autonomous mode that may count as the first accident that was the fault of the computer. The low-speed accident,… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar drops versus yen as weak data fuel recession fears

Currencies: Dollar drops versus yen as weak data fuel recession fears

The dollar declined further against the yen Monday after U.S. manufacturing activity deteriorated in February, stoking fears about a recession. A gauge of Chicago-area manufacturing activity retreated below 50, the… Read more »

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