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

Ukrainian Forces Try to Hold Mariupol as Combat Reaches City Streets

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian forces pushed into the city of Mariupol Saturday, a strategic move for Moscow, which considers the southern port city a gateway that would open a land corridor between Russia and its annexed region of Crimea. During three weeks of bombardment and attack, defenders said they had kept Russian forces at bay on the … 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

Putin Turned to a Chechen Warlord to Intimidate Ukraine. It Hasn’t Worked.

In the first days of his war on Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin looked at Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov to supply the fighters he wanted to take an airfield north of Kyiv and launch Russia’s advance on the capital. That unit was pummeled and its commander was killed by Ukrainian forces when it tried to … 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

Russian Missiles Hit Aircraft Facility in Western Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine—Russian missiles hit an aircraft-repair facility in western Ukraine on Friday, striking a long-range target far from the battlefield while continued attacks on other cities. The Ukrainian Air Force said six cruise missiles were fired from the Black Sea. Two were intercepted, preventing them from reaching the target near the airport in the western … 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