Economy & Finance

Charts That Count: Flattening Yield Curve

The spread between 10-year and 2-year Treasury bond yields dropped below 40 basis points after the Federal Reserve promised to push on with rises...

How Disney turns old stories into box office gold

Disney is pumping out hit after hit, from Star Wars to Pixar films. It may seem like a new business model, but actually CEO Bob Iger is borrowing...

Erdogan Tightens His Grip on Turkey

The most pivotal elections in modern Turkish history are taking place June 24th. If Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins, the once ceremonial position of...

Will You Lose Your Job to Automation?

As work becomes increasingly automated, conversations are swirling about whether machines are taking over. We talk to Google Cloud AI chief...

Lionel Messi Out-Earns Cristiano Ronaldo; 'Infinity War' Surpasses $2 Billion | Forbes Flash

This week on Forbes Flash: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ surpasses $2 billion; Lionel Messi passes Cristiano Ronaldo in earnings; and NASA’s Opportunity...

AT&T, Time Warner and the Entire Media Merger Frenzy Explained

From AT&T and Time Warner to the hot pursuit of 21st Century Fox and Sky, media mergers are in full swing. Why now? WSJ's Amol Sharma answers all...

This Surveillance Camera Can See You Sneeze at 4,000 Feet

With its 19 lenses, the Mantis, one of the world’s most powerful cameras, can capture cities and people in the big picture, and then drill down...

Take a 360-View Ride in the Cockpit of a U-2 Spy Plane

Watch the full documentary at wsj.com/spyplane The U-2 spy plane has been operational for more than 60 years and still uses a film camera to take...

ECB to end bond-buying programme

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2JJtfmh The European Central Bank is to wind up its €2.4tn QE programme by the end of the year, calling time on...

The football World Cup in numbers

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2Mt0e0f As the Fifa football World Cup kicks off in Russia, the FT examines the tournament and its history. ►...

US claims North Korea is committed to denuclearisation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Kim Jong Un's pledge to denuclearise is an important step towards peace and security in northeast Asia. ►...

Fed lifts interest rates

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2Mswal1 The US Federal Reserve lifted interest rates by a quarter point to 2 per cent and chairman Jay Powell...

Plumber wins 'gig economy' rights court battle

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2LNr4yF The UK’s highest court has ruled that a plumber can be classed as a worker rather than as self employed,...

N Korea television reports on Trump-Kim summit

North Korean news reader Ri Chun Hee says the two leaders agreed to visit each other in Pyongyang and Washington. ► Subscribe to FT.com here:...