Howard Schultz, Returning to Starbucks, Seeks New Start With Baristas

Last November, Howard Schultz traveled to Buffalo, NY, with a message to workers considering forming a union: Starbucks SBUX 2.21% would do the best job looking out for employees’ interests. During an hourlong speech delivered without notes, Mr. Schultz, Starbucks Corp.’s former leader, appealed to employees to work together with management. “Our core purpose and … Read more

Green Startups, Flush With Cash, Face Pressure to Make Climate Advances

Green startups hit the lottery last year. Investors have turned cautious since then, putting added pressure on the cash-rich companies to deliver better batteries, more sustainable materials and zippy electric cars. About 1,200 privately held green startups raised a record $45 billion last year, roughly double the previous year’s total, according to PitchBook. Companies tied … Read more

Home Sales Fell in February Amid Tight Supply, Rising Mortgage Rates

Sales of previously owned homes declined in February as rising mortgage-interest rates and a shortage of homes for sale made it difficult for buyers to compete. Existing-home sales fell 7.2% in February from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.02 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. February sales fell … Read more

Most Medical Debts to Be Removed From Consumers’ Credit Reports

The biggest credit-reporting firms will strip tens of billions of dollars in medical debt from consumers’ credit reports, erasing a black mark that makes it harder for millions of Americans to borrow. Equifax Inc., EFX 0.89% Experian EXPGY 1.50% PLC and TransUnion TRU -1.23% are making broad changes to how they report medical debt beginning … Read more

Most Medical Debts to Be Removed From Consumers’ Credit Reports

The biggest credit-reporting firms will strip tens of billions of dollars in medical debt from consumers’ credit reports, erasing a black mark that makes it harder for millions of Americans to borrow. Equifax Inc., EFX 0.13% Experian EXPGY 0.62% PLC and TransUnion TRU -1.06% are making broad changes to how they report medical debt beginning … Read more

GameStop Shares Fall on Surprise Loss

GameStop Corp. GME 0.97% recorded a loss during the holiday quarter despite an increase in sales, surprising analysts who were expecting the videogame retailer to turn a profit. GameStop has been working to turn around its business under the leadership of a revamped executive team and board of directors. The Grapevine, Texas-based company on Thursday … Read more

Alibaba and JD.com Stocks Fall After Biggest Gains Ever. What Comes Next?

Text size Alibaba stock notched its best-ever one-day gains on Wednesday. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Investors in Chinese stocks, long-accustomed to pain, have just seen an astonishing turnaround. What comes next? Shares in Chinese tech giants Alibaba (ticker: BABA) and JD.com (JD) both notched eye-watering gains on Wednesday, climbing 37% and 39%, respectively. It was, by far, … Read more