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Technologists are working hard to find alternatives to pesky computer passwords. Aiming to strike a balance between security and ease of use, big tech firms are turning to the smartphone as a replacement for passwords and other identification.
Arizona’s economy took a hit when many illegal immigrants left for Mexico, but there were more jobs and higher wages for some low-skilled workers.
Apollo Education, which operates the for-profit University of Phoenix, agreed to be taken private by a group of investors in a $1.1 billion deal.
Partners at some of the top U.S. law firms are approaching—and sometimes surpassing—the watershed billing rate of $1,500 an hour, making the $1,000-an-hour legal fees that once seemed so steep look quaint by comparison.
Chesapeake, Williams and Energy Transfer pulled each other into a spiraling stock plunge that illustrates how one distressed shale producer can threaten its business partners.
21st Century Fox lowered its fiscal-year earnings guidance, citing a disappointing film slate and a greater-than-expected hit from foreign currency fluctuations.
One of the last big North Sea projects sanctioned under high oil prices has begun pumping natural gas, highlighting an unexpected boom in U.K. energy production that analysts say is unsustainable.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday replaced the chief executive of Petróleos Mexicanos, shuffling the management of the state oil company as it struggles with the fallout from the plunge in global oil prices.
Alphabet Inc. granted Sundar Pichai, chief executive of the company’s main Google business, an equity award valued at $199 million, making him one of the world’s highest-paid executives.
A critic of the Federal Reserve released a new report pointing out that the central bank’s leadership is predominantly white, male and drawn from the banking community.
Yelp said its chief financial officer was leaving as it reported another quarterly loss, driven by higher spending.
France’s data-protection regulator late Monday threatened to fine Facebook Inc. if it doesn’t change how it handles data about its users and others on the Internet.
Anglo American Chief Executive Mark Cutifani said this year is set to be even more difficult for mining companies and commodity markets than 2015.
India’s telecommunications regulator issued rules requiring companies to charge the same price for access to any website.
Super Bowl ads had a lighter tone this year, a marked departure from 2015 when experts said too many companies aired overly emotional or heavy spots.
A Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise ship headed to Florida that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday will turn around and return to Cape Liberty, N.J., the company said Monday.
Ma Bell’s old switching centers and phone companies’ data center warehouses are on the auction block as telephone companies downsize for more modern wireless services.
U.S. companies are pulling their headquarters out of suburban campuses and moving to downtown high-rises, giving cities an economic jolt. But figuring out what to do with the offices left behind is a quandary for civic leaders and landlords.
After a tough end to 2015, big companies are starting the new year with a tight rein on capital spending, and in some cases layoffs, seeking to cope with sluggish industrial demand and uncertainties about the American consumer.
Hasbro reported strong revenue during the holiday period, helped by a surge in demand for lightsabers, action figures and other toys tied to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”