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CAIROEgypts former President Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of autocratic rule sparked the popular uprising that would catalyze an era of revolution and war across the Arab world, died Tuesday. He was 91. Mr. Mubarak was in critical condition and spent …
WASHINGTONMarkets and global events are giving central bankers a case of déjà vu. Last year the threat of a growth downturn exacerbated by trade uncertainty prompted the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. Now, the potential for a global coronavirus outbr…
When Rhiannon McDonald was 13, she was chatting online one night with someone she thought was a female modeling scout. In a matter of hours, from the computer in her bedroom, she was coerced into sending numerous photos of herself unclothedand providing her h…
Global stocks and U.S. futures held steady Tuesday after escalating concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus triggered a sharp selloff on Wall Street a day earlier. Futures tied to the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 0.5% a…
Amazon.com Inc. is rolling out its checkout-free Go technology in a large grocery store and plans to license the cashierless system to other retailers. Amazon Go Grocery will open in Seattle on Tuesday. It uses an array of cameras, shelf sensors and softwar…
As the rest of the top Democratic presidential candidates competed for delegates in Nevada and held rallies in Super Tuesday states all weekend, Michael Bloomberg kept away from the public eye. He was instead preparing for another debate, seeking to head off…
The two hottest U.S. job markets in 2019 were growing Southern state capitals with vibrant music scenes and an influx of technology jobs. Austin, Texas, topped the list for the second consecutive year, according to a Wall Street Journal ranking of new data …
Italy reported a fourth death from the coronavirus Monday, as authorities imposed quarantines and other restrictions in the countrys economic heartland to fight what is now the worlds third-biggest national outbreak after China and South Korea. As of Monday …
BEIJINGThe Chinese economys quick return to normal will hinge largely on how migrant workers such as Zhang Hua choose between two bad options: Stay in their hometowns without jobs, or return to cities where they face a 14-day coronavirus quarantine before bei…
Glassmakers are betting the backlash against single-use plastics can stem a decadeslong decline in the use of their bottles and jars. First they have to boost poor glass-recycling rates that undercut the materials environmental pitch. Once the packaging king…