WASHINGTON—Demand for long-lasting factory goods rebounded in July, a sign the manufacturing sector could continue to stabilize in the second half of the year.
Traders refrained from making strong bets on U.S. stocks, bonds and the dollar before a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that may provide clues on the path for interest rates in the world's largest economy.
Carson Block, the renowned short-seller and founder of research firm Muddy Waters LLC, is pulling out all the stops to break up an acquisition and tank the stock of device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. by exposing possible hacking vulnerabilities.
As Sears continues to stumble, the struggling retail giant is leaning on its billionaire CEO Edward Lampert to prop up the company until it can sell off its household brands, home services business and real estate.
The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call to hear the latest details on its business performance from its head of finance, Gautam Gupta.