finance

U.S. investment orders edge up 0.4% in June

WASHINGTON — A key category of orders to U.S. businesses that tracks investment posted a small gain in June after two months of declines. But overall factory orders fell, reflecting a drop in the volatile…






Why Microsoft may help finance Yahoo sale

Why would Microsoft help finance the sale of Yahoo’s core assets? In a word, search. Microsoft needs to protect a current partnership with Yahoo to fend off Google from absorbing an even bigger share of the market for…



Europe refuses to commit suicide for USA

The treaty establishing the Transatlantic free trade zone between the United States and the European Union (TTIP, Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) will not be signed this year, Secretary of State for European Affairs at…



Google parent Alphabet board taps finance exec

SAN FRANCISCO — Google parent company Alphabet is adding finance chops and diversity to its board with the appointment of economist Roger Ferguson. Ferguson is the first African American to serve on the board of Alphabet and Google,…