Whose Advice Are You Taking? The Fight Over…

At Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, families receive a 43-page handbook on college planning. Students meet with their counselors, known as deans, sophomore year to discuss course selection and extracurriculars. Spring of junior year, they…

Could a Ski Hill, a Theme Park and…

East Rutherford, N.J.—From the New Jersey Turnpike, the American Dream mall’s white shell resembles so many other enclosed shopping centers around the country, just on a larger scale. Its audacious premise hits you when you…

The Drones Are Coming! How Amazon, Alphabet and…

Flying robots that deliver packages to people’s doorsteps are no longer science fiction. Companies including Amazon.com Inc., AMZN -2.52% Alphabet Inc. GOOG 0.18% ’s Wing and Uber Technologies Inc. UBER -0.24% are starting the most…

The Drones Are Coming!

Flying robots that deliver packages to people’s doorsteps are no longer science fiction. Companies including Amazon.com Inc., AMZN 1.06% Alphabet Inc. GOOG 0.15% ’s Wing and Uber Technologies Inc. UBER 0.70% are starting the most…

The Fall of WeWork: How a Startup Darling…

Just months before the spectacular fall of WeWork, one of the country’s most gilded startups, chief executive Adam Neumann summoned the heads of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq to one of his homes…

Turkey, Russia Start Clock on Kurdish Withdrawal From…

ISTANBUL—Turkish forces suspended an offensive in Syria on Wednesday following an agreement with Russia, giving Kurdish fighters 150 hours to leave what Ankara calls a safe zone in the war-torn country’s north. “Turkey will never…

Russia Agrees to Help Turkey Expand Buffer Zone…

SOCHI, Russia—Russia agreed to help Turkey drive out Kurdish militias from a “safe zone” in northeastern Syria, highlighting Moscow’s flourishing ties with a NATO member and a rebalance of power in war-torn Syria as U.S.…

Last-Minute Opioid Deal Could Open Door to Bigger…

CLEVELAND—A $260 million late-night settlement between four drug companies and two Ohio counties averted a trial here over who is to blame for the opioid crisis, clearing the way for broader talks aimed at resolving…

U.K. Parliament Poised to Force Delay on Critical…

LONDON—British lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decisive Brexit vote, likely forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request a further delay of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union and extending the uncertainty over a…

The Phone Call Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving

When researchers at Yahoo Labs wanted to learn more about how young people use video chat, they asked 16 teenagers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area to keep a diary for two weeks. The…

U.K., EU Agree on Draft Brexit Deal, Paving…

BRUSSELS—U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government and the European Union agreed to new terms for the country’s exit from the bloc Thursday, paving the way for a high-stakes vote in the British Parliament. The accord…

Fred Smith Created FedEx. Now He Has to…

MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Fred Smith bristles at any hint that FedEx Corp. , the global delivery giant he built over four decades, could be disrupted by a player such as Amazon.com Inc. “You can’t just overnight…

U.K., EU Agree on Draft Brexit Deal

BRUSSELS—European Union and U.K. negotiators overcame a major hurdle to Britain’s exit from the bloc Thursday, announcing an agreement on the draft of a new Brexit deal and paving the way for a knife-edge vote…