Shyftr Shyftr

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Juice Maker POM Heads to Court in Marketing Cases

Pomegranate juice maker POM Wonderful is making a splash in court, playing offense and defense in two closely watched court cases that could affect how food companies promote their products.

In Gold Miners' Talks, Scale Is Crucial

Scale is a crucial element in the on-again, off-again talks between gold producers Barrick Gold Corp. and Newmont Mining Corp.

Apple, Google Vie for Exclusive Game Apps

The battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. They are offering top titles a promotional boost if the games arrive first in their respective app stores.

Japan Trade Deficit Surges Before Sales Tax Rise

Japan's trade deficit ballooned in the month before a sales tax increase took effect as imports surged and export growth remained subdued amid economic uncertainty in China and Southeast Asia.

Backlog Puts the Wood to Lumber Prices

Lumber prices are near the lowest levels in seven months, after a cold, wet start to spring has delayed construction and kept potential buyers away from the housing market.

Toyota Revs Up Ambitious Plans for China

Toyota is revving up efforts to unseat Nissan as China's top Japanese auto maker, even as they both struggle to win back market share lost to rivals amid political tensions

Mutual Funds Moonlight as Venture Capitalists

BlackRock, T. Rowe Price Group and Fidelity Investments are among the mutual-fund firms pushing into Silicon Valley at a record pace, snapping up stakes in high-profile startup companies.

GM Needs Strong Sales This Month

Auto maker figures good April results for new cars, pickup trucks would show recalls haven't tarnished its brands.

Branson's Hotels Slow to Launch

Nearly four years after Richard Branson vowed to shake up the U.S. hotel industry, his Virgin Hotels still hasn't opened a single property.

Airbnb Valued at $10 Billion

A group led by private-equity firm TPG finalized an agreement to invest $450 million in Airbnb, valuing the home-rental site at $10 billion.

Tech Slide Hurts Demand for IPOs

Abreast of the Market: Fund managers are shying away from U.S. IPOs after having been burned by once-highflying tech and biotech stocks. But many investors remain optimistic about the overall stock market.

Court Case May Help Define 'Insider Trading'

The outcome of a pending case could threaten some of the convictions won by prosecutors in their yearslong crackdown on insider trading.

AT&T Counts on Its Next Big Thing

AT&T is heavily promoting an offering called Next, but the strategy has its drawbacks.

Toyota and Indian Workers Ordered to End Feud

Local authorities have ordered Toyota Motor Corp. and its striking workers in India to end their feud and resume normal operations.

France's SFR Plans Network-Sharing Venture With Vodafone

2 days ago
French mobile-phone operator SFR plans to link up with U.K. operator Vodafone Group PLC in a network-sharing venture, according to SFR's chief executive.

Older »