Democrats Aim to Keep Government Funded as Talks…

WASHINGTON—Democrats hurtled toward a deadline for passing a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan in the House, with the bill’s fate in jeopardy as they struggled to mend intraparty rifts threatening to derail President Biden’s domestic…

Stock Futures Signal Markets to Steady After Rout

U.S. stock futures and European shares rose early Wednesday, a day after surging energy prices and rising bond yields triggered the biggest rout on Wall Street in months. Futures tied to the S&P 500 rose…

Industry Lobbyists Aim to Pick Apart Democrats’ $3.5…

WASHINGTON—Industry lobbyists are working to undermine key elements of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill, adding another complication to efforts by President Biden and Democratic leaders to move their domestic agenda through Congress this fall.…

131 Federal Judges Broke the Law by Hearing…

More than 130 federal judges have violated U.S. law and judicial ethics by overseeing court cases involving companies in which they or their family owned stock. A Wall Street Journal investigation found that judges have…

Republicans Block Latest Effort by Democrats to Advance…

WASHINGTON—Republicans blocked Democrats’ latest effort to raise the debt limit, intensifying a high-stakes showdown in the Senate hours after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers the government would be unable to pay all of its…

Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Vote Against Second…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Tuesday she would oppose a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell if President Biden nominates the central bank leader, highlighting the intraparty divide over his candidacy. Ms.…

Logistics Operators Raise Pay, Enlist Robots to Meet…

Warehouse operators are throwing every tool they can at increasingly urgent efforts to hire seasonal workers as they brace for an expected flood of holiday goods amid competition for scarce labor from deep-pocketed rivals. Logistics…

Amazon Faces Headquarters Controversy—This Time in Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—U.S. retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 1.09% is once again embroiled in politically charged controversy as it tries to establish another regional headquarters—this time in Cape Town, South Africa. More than two years…

U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Await Fed Decision

U.S. stocks staged a comeback from their September rout Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that it could begin to reduce its bond purchases soon and raise interest rates as early as next year. All…

Evergrande Is In Crisis, But a Risky China…

Some big U.S. investors are looking past the potential failure of a massive Chinese property developer whose debt woes shook global markets this week, giving a vote of confidence to China as an investment destination…

Hot U.S. Housing Market Cooled Some in August

The turbocharged housing market slowed in August as near record asking prices are giving buyers pause, easing some of the frenzy that gripped the market only a few months ago. August existing-home sales posted a…