The Middle East may be sliding toward a warlord era, with nation-states increasingly struggling to control all their territory and millions living under the rule of emergent local chiefs and movements.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests swelled for a sixth day as student leaders renewed an ultimatum for Leung Chun-ying to resign after jeering the city’s top official at a ceremony to mark China’s National Day.
West Texas Intermediate crude slid the most in 17 months, while Brent had its steepest drop in a year, as ample supply shielded the market from the risk of disruption due to the conflict in the Middle East.
Russia’s central bank is weighing the introduction of temporary capital controls if the flow of money out of the country intensifies, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the discussions.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., the world’s largest publicly traded hotel operator, agreed to sell the luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan to Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion.
Hackers exploited an employee password to crack a JPMorgan Chase & Co. server and ultimately pull off one of the largest cyber-attacks ever, accessing data on 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
HONG KONG—Beijing has a harshly worded message for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Not only is Beijing unwilling to reconsider the August decision to allow only Communist Party-approved candidates to run for Hong Kong's highest office, but Hong Kongers who continue to participate in the protests should expect dire consequences, an editorial in the People's Daily newspaper warned...
Investors are sinking the most cash ever into a BlackRock Inc. exchange-traded bond fund amid withdrawals from a similar ETF at Pacific Investment Management Co. that Bill Gross ran before quitting the firm he co-founded.
EBay Inc. is splitting off its PayPal division, throwing the business into direct competition with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as consumers step up the use of smartphones and computers to pay for goods and services.