Japan Plays Catch-Up in Venture Capital as Rivals…

TOKYO—As the world’s two biggest economies, the U.S. and China send scores of startups to the public markets—some at jaw-dropping valuations—yet Japan, at No. 3, has been lagging far behind. The Japanese government wants to…

Nashville Rattled by Explosion Thought to Be Intentional

Authorities are trying to determine the motive behind an explosion that rocked downtown Nashville, Tenn., early Christmas morning, forcing residents to evacuate, shattering windows and igniting fires after an RV blared a warning that it…

Nashville Rattled by Explosion Believed to Be Intentional

Authorities are trying to determine the motive behind an explosion that rocked downtown Nashville, Tenn., early Christmas morning, forcing residents to evacuate, shattering windows and igniting fires after an RV blared a warning that it…

How Coronavirus Lockdowns Changed Our Lives

The coronavirus pandemic changed how we live and work. Millions of Americans set up home offices or home schools. Dinners out were replaced by meal kits. Vacations gave way to Peloton classes. For some, day…

Chinese Stocks Have Banner Year, Gaining Nearly $5…

Chinese stocks have gained nearly $4.9 trillion in value this year, aided by the country’s rapid recovery from the new coronavirus, a string of initial public offerings, and a blistering rally in shares of consumer…

How the U.S. Misread China’s Xi: Hoping for…

BEIJING—In the two years before Xi Jinping became China’s leader in 2012, U.S. officials tried to size him up through a series of face-to-face meetings. During talks in China in 2011, Mr. Xi, then vice…

How Amazon Wins: By Steamrolling Rivals and Partners

Jeff Bezos built Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 0.01% from his garage with an underdog’s ambition to take on the establishment. He imbued staff with an obsession to grow fast by grabbing customers using the biggest selection…

Senate Passes $900 Billion Covid-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON—Congress overwhelmingly approved $900 billion of relief for households and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic, passing an emergency measure aimed at buoying the country through a difficult winter and into a new year. The…

Congress Has Reached Final Agreement on Pandemic Relief,…

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers reached a final agreement on the roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief package, moving Congress closer to approval of a fresh infusion of aid to households, small businesses and schools after months of gridlock. The…

Voting in U.S. Got Easier in 2020. Will…

More voting by mail, expanded early in-person voting and other changes states adopted for the pandemic helped a record number of Americans cast ballots in the 2020 general election. The nation is now debating what…

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Keep Google From…

Perhaps the most influential executive at Google is a man who can’t write a line of code. That is Kent Walker, the company’s chief legal officer and head of global affairs, whose role puts him…