China’s Spending on Green Energy Is Causing a Global Glut

Listen to article (1 minute) China’s newest solar-energy manufacturers include a dairy farmer and a toy maker. The new entrants are examples of a green-energy spending binge in China that is fueling the country’s rapid build-out of renewable energy while also creating a glut of solar components that is rippling through the industry and stymying … Read more

Stocks Snap Winning Streak After Powell Warns Inflation Victory Not Assured

The S&P 500’s shot at its longest winning streak since 2004 appeared within grasp for much of Thursday’s trading session. Then Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the Treasury market crashed the party. Major indexes fluttered between small gains and losses in quiet trading through the early afternoon. They turned firmly into the red after … Read more

Hollywood Actors Reach Agreement With Studios, Streamers to End Strike

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 12:41 am ET Striking Hollywood actors reached a tentative agreement with major studios and streamers Wednesday that could clear the way for the entertainment industry to restart its content factory after six months of labor strife. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said its TV and theatrical … Read more

Russia Turns to Longtime Arms Customers to Boost War Arsenal 

Listen to article (2 minutes) Russia has sought to retrieve parts from defense systems it had exported to countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Belarus and Brazil, as it tries to replenish the enormous stocks of weapons being expended for the war in Ukraine. Last April, a delegation of Russian officials visiting Cairo asked Egyptian President … Read more

U.S. Plans $320 Million Weapons Transfer to Israel as Gaza Toll Mounts

Updated Nov. 6, 2023 4:18 pm ET The Biden administration is planning a $320 million transfer of precision bombs for Israel, arranging a major weapons deal as President Biden and senior officials press Israel to do more to protect civilians in its military campaign in Gaza. The administration sent formal notification on Oct. 31 to … Read more

Escalating Militia Attacks on U.S. Troops Risk Washington-Tehran Confrontation

Updated Nov. 5, 2023 3:49 pm ET When a drone laden with explosives was found late last month lodged in the upper floors of U.S. barracks in Iraq, Pentagon officials quickly realized how close the suspected militia-launched weapon came to killing American personnel. In this case, the explosives failed to detonate, and there were no … Read more

One of the World’s Biggest Diamonds Could Be Key to Some of the World’s Fastest Microchips

Microchips are hot. Literally. As engineers cram more functions and power into chips, they require more energy and, thus, produce more heat than ever before. To beat that heat, which limits the performance of the computers and other gadgets we use, Silicon Valley is looking to some surprising materials. Chip companies large and small are … Read more

Energy & Utilities Roundup: Market Talk

The latest Market Talks covering Energy and Utilities. Published exclusively on Dow Jones Newswires at 4:20 ET, 12:20 ET and 16:50 ET. 0048 GMT – Oil prices edge higher in early Asian trade amid a broad pick up in risk appetite across markets, ANZ analysts say in an email. The risk on tone is aided … Read more

Samsung Electronics’ Third-Quarter Net Profit Beats Consensus

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said its third-quarter net profit fell 38% on the year but more than tripled on the quarter to beat market consensus, as its semiconductor business narrowed losses amid signs of recovery in demand. The world’s largest maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions said Tuesday that net profit came … Read more

U.N., World Leaders Push to Get Gaza Aid Flowing After Biden Pledge

Updated Oct. 19, 2023 8:26 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) President Biden declared the world at an “inflection point in history” in an Oval Office address Thursday, linking Israel’s battle against Hamas to Ukraine’s fight against Russia and stressing the need for the U.S. to continue funding both wars. “American leadership is what … Read more