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

‘The Marvels’ Disappoints at Box Office, Showcasing Disney’s Studio Challenge

“The Marvels,” Disney’s latest superhero feature, landed with a thud at the box office only days after Chief Executive Bob Iger called for an overhaul of the entertainment company’s studio business.  A sequel to 2019’s hit “Captain Marvel” from Disney’s Marvel Studios, the new movie features an all-female trio of stars in Brie Larsen, Teyonah … Read more

How Chipotle's Founder Is Moving Beyond Burritos

Steve Ells returns to the restaurant industry with a new concept light on meat and long on automation.

Microsoft’s Chris Young on Bringing AI to Main Street

Microsoft has spent most of this year touting the promise of artificial intelligence and how it can reshape society. The job for Chris Young, head of Microsoft’s corporate strategy, is making sure that hype turns into purchases of Microsoft’s AI tools. Young leads a hundreds-strong team that works with outside partners like Facebook parent Meta … Read more

Las Vegas Strip Workers Reach Tentative Deal With Wynn Resorts

Updated Nov. 10, 2023 10:23 am ET Las Vegas Strip casino workers and three gambling companies struck labor contract deals this week after months of negotiations, narrowly avoiding a strike ahead of the high-stakes Formula One race weekend in the city. The Culinary and Bartenders unions had set a Friday strike deadline to reach deals … Read more

Google Antitrust Trial Exposes Deepening Rift With Microsoft  

Satya Nadella wanted to make nice with longtime rival Google when he became chief executive of Microsoft almost a decade ago. Those days now feel like a distant memory. Google’s antitrust trial in Washington, D.C., has provided a stage for Microsoft to air long-simmering grievances about the search giant’s market dominance. It also has opened a … 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

Tesla Raises Wages for German Workers Amid Union Pressure

BERLIN—Tesla is boosting factory worker pay in Germany amid an aggressive unionization drive, a move that comes as Chief Executive Elon Musk may face similar organizing attempts in the U.S. Tesla’s management in Germany late last week unveiled a package of wage increases for workers during Musk’s visit to the so-called Gigafactory on the outskirts … Read more

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Re-Do Tops Original’s First-Week Sales

Taylor Swift’s rerecording of her blockbuster “1989” album sold more copies in its first week than the original following its 2014 debut, the first time one of the pop star’s re-dos has topped her first takes.  “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” sold 1.65 million copies across formats in the U.S., according to Luminate Data, formerly Nielsen Music. … Read more

LVMH to Buy Eyewear Brand Favored by the Stars

PARIS—LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based eyewear maker Barton Perreira, part of the luxury conglomerate’s push to extend its reach to goods with mass-market appeal.  Eyewear has emerged in recent years as one of the first purchases that aspiring luxury consumers make before moving on to more expensive items such … Read more