Corporate America Is Leading the Nation to the Polls

More than 370 U.S. companies, including Walmart, Tyson Foods and Levi Strauss, will make it easier for their employees to vote on Tuesday.CreditCreditNick Oxford/Reuters American companies are giving the country’s politicians a civics lesson. Walmart, Tyson Foods, Levi Strauss and hundreds of other companies are encouraging their employees to cast a ballot in this week’s […]

Dan Loeb’s Win-Win Situation With Campbell Soup

A can of Spaghettios, which are made by Campbell’s. The food company is a current target of the activist investor Dan Loeb.CreditCreditJessica Kourkounis for The New York Times Dan Loeb could win even if he loses his battle at Campbell Soup. The activist investor and founder of the hedge fund Third Point has sought to […]

Tech Earnings Provide a Breather From the Selling

Microsoft was among several tech companies to post strong earnings since the markets closed on Wednesday., which could help boost the struggling markets.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters DealBook’s one thing to watch today Strong earnings reports from technology companies since Wednesday’s close have provided respite from the selling that had gripped stock markets this month and wiped away […]

DealBook Briefing: Google’s #MeToo Moment

Andy RubinCreditCreditBrian Ach/Getty Images for Wired Google protected male executives accused of sexual misconduct When Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, left Google in 2014, he was given a $90 million exit package and an investment in his next venture. Left unsaid was that he had been accused of sexual misconduct by a fellow employee […]

Epic, Maker of Fortnite, Raises $1.25 Billion

A display area for Fortnite, a global phenomenon since Epic Games released it last year, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.CreditCreditFrederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Fortnite has become one of the biggest video game sensations in the world. Now its maker, Epic Games, is cashing in. On Friday, Epic said it […]

Making Sense of the Selling in the Stock Market

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is on pace for its worst month since the 2008 financial crisis.CreditCreditJustin Lane/EPA, via Shutterstock Some stock declines are more foreboding than others. The selling that has driven down the markets continued on Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is down 9 percent from its peak in September, […]