U.S. and Chinese Defense Ministers Trade Barbs
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made his first official trip to Beijing Tuesday, for talks with his Chinese counterpart Defense Minister Chang Wanquan. The two men traded pointed remarks over regional ambitions shared by both nations, while General Chang pushed back against America's plans to shift more military resources to the region. Photo: Associated Press
Lego Bricks, iPads: "For Kids, It's Just One World"
When the Lego's senior concept manager showed off the new Lego Fusion kits — which let kids build stuff in the real world then take them into tablet games—a discussion of Lego’s “awesome” future ensued.
One-Minute Wine: Sportsman’s Wine
Will Lyons tastes former English cricket captain Ian Botham’s Australian shiraz and asks can top athletes make wine?
MH17: Black Boxes May Reveal if Plane Exploded
With the flight recorders of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 now in the U.K., investigators will try to piece together the plane’s final moments. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio talks to Tom Ballantyne, chief correspondent for Orient Aviation, on what we could learn.
HSBC: China Flash PMI of 52.0 ‘Good Start to Q3’
HSBC’s China Flash PMI for July of 52.0 says the country's factory sector grew at a rate not seen in 1.5 years. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio speaks with HSBC’s John Zhu, Greater China Economist, on which of Beijing's mini-stimulus measures worked best.
How iPhones Will Boost Asian Economies, Suppliers
The upcoming rollout of Apple’s new iPhones is already boosting some Asian economies and supplier sales. The Wall Street Journal’s Yun-Hee Kim talks to Eva Dou about the Apple effect.
Facebook Answers Critics With Mobile-Ad Surge
Facebook Inc. reported Wednesday that profit more than doubled and revenue topped estimates for the ninth straight quarter due to strong mobile ad revenue. WSJ's Reed Albergotti reports. Photo: Associated Press
How New York Shocked Staples With Big Box Buys
Big box retailer Staples scored a major contract to sell office supplies to the State of New York. But a penny-pricing arrangement on some items, and some savvy procurement agents, meant NYS made out like a bandit -- and left Staples wondering what went wrong.
NASA Finds Exoplanet With Longest Known Year
Astronomers have found a transiting exoplanet with the longest yearly cycle ever recorded, using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft. WSJ's Monika Vosough reports. (Photo: David A. Aguilar/CfA)
Microsoft’s Top Lawyer on Technology and Trust
Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith tells WSJ’s Dennis Berman why he opposes government demands on personal customer data and why there need to be clear rules and protections for people who use technology. Photo: Getty Images