Activist investors are increasingly targeting CEOs, helping push out the leaders of three S&P 500 companies this year.

Auto makers are cutting workforces amid softening sales and investor concerns, retreating from earlier promises to add U.S. jobs.

Industrial output jumped in April, the latest evidence that growth is picking up.

Housing starts eased in April, likely worsening supply shortages.

Tech shares propelled the Nasdaq to another record close. The Dow eased 2.19 points to 20979.75.

China's central bank pumped $24.7 billion into markets in a bid to boost investor confidence.

The SEC will reconsider its initial approval of a risky, leveraged ETF.

Wal-Mart isbracing for the arrival in the U.S. of German discount grocer Lidl.

Teen retailer Rue21 filed for bankruptcy and has begun closing many stores.

Dick's plans to scale back store openings after sales fell short of forecasts.

More U.S. workers are testing positive for illicit drugs, an analysis found.

Twitter co-founder Stone is rejoining the firm in a bid to revive morale.

Facebook was fined by a French watchdog for allegedly breaking privacy law.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 17, 2017 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)

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