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When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers

When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers

A firefighter with Rural/Metro, which operates private fire departments. The company, until recently backed by private equity investors, often bills homeowners thousands of dollars for putting out fires.

As Trade Fight Escalates, Beer Makers Fret Over the Cost of Aluminum

As Trade Fight Escalates, Beer Makers Fret Over the Cost of Aluminum

The Beer Institute, a trade group, says beer cans like these each cost a penny more to produce than they did last year. Brewers say the pricing system for aluminum is off track.

Tesla, Pushing for Profit, Faces New Questions Over Finances

Tesla, Pushing for Profit, Faces New Questions Over Finances

A Model 3 body on the assembly line at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, Calif. The automaker has pinned its profitability outlook to ramping up production of the new model.

1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb

1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb

Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, represents many retirees covered by multiemployer pension plans and fought for the creation of a select congressional committee to craft what could effectively be a federal rescue of as many as 200 of the plans.

Tariffs? Time for a Plan B: ‘Gobble Up Every Bit of Material That I Can’

Tariffs? Time for a Plan B: ‘Gobble Up Every Bit of Material That I Can’

Mark Vaughn and his sons Bryant, center, and Will at Vaughn Manufacturing in Nashville. As the year started, the company planned to add several machinists in $28-an-hour jobs. Because of the Trump administration’s tariffs, jobs may be cut instead.

There’s Community and Consensus. But It’s No Commune.

There’s Community and Consensus. But It’s No Commune.

The Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community in Amherst, Mass., is multigenerational, but some cohousing developments are mostly or exclusively occupied by senior residents.

Papa John’s Founder Will Not ‘Go Quietly’ as Company Tries to Push Him Away

Papa John’s Founder Will Not ‘Go Quietly’ as Company Tries to Push Him Away

Papa John’s plans to pull John Schnatter’s image from marketing materials after he apologized for using a racial slur.

After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Canceled by ABC

After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Canceled by ABC

Roseanne Barr posted a comment about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama.

Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a Disadvantage

Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a Disadvantage

President Trump criticized the European Union, China and the Federal Reserve, saying they were all putting America at an economic disadvantage. His comments about the Fed again break with longstanding White House norms.

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Amazon’s Super Bowl commercial for its Alexa digital assistant. Amazon and Google say that their devices record and process audio only after users trigger them and that privacy is a priority.

Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming

Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming

Inside the DC Universe Experience at Comic-Con International in San Diego. DC Entertainment used the interactive experience to promote its upcoming streaming service.

Steven Cohen Plans a New Hedge Fund. Investors Are Wary.

Steven Cohen Plans a New Hedge Fund. Investors Are Wary.

Steven A. Cohen was prohibited from managing money for outside investors for two years after failing to properly police the actions of a trader at his former firm, SAC Capital Advisors. The ban expires on Dec. 31.

Think the Big Banks Have Abandoned Coal? Think Again

Think the Big Banks Have Abandoned Coal? Think Again

Contractors pouring concrete this month during construction of the Poplar Grove coal mine in Rumsey, Ky. Grant Quasha, chief executive of Paringa Resources, which is developing the mine, said, “For smaller companies such as ourselves, it’s still very difficult to obtain financing.”

And to Think That I Saw It in New York Harbor

And to Think That I Saw It in New York Harbor

Joe Finora, a diver for Jacobs, is based in New York but has done inspections all over the world.

Facebook’s Current Status With Advertisers? It’s Complicated

Facebook’s Current Status With Advertisers? It’s Complicated

Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions, and her team have been in constant communication with ad agencies and the world’s biggest marketers.

Companies Cut Ties to the N.R.A., but Find There Is No Neutral Ground

Companies Cut Ties to the N.R.A., but Find There Is No Neutral Ground

A display at a National Rifle Association annual meeting. Businesses have been assailed on social media for their ties to the N.R.A., and then assailed again when those ties are cut.


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