Wall Street Journal Ghosn Rules Out Acquisition of Nissan by Renault 2018-06-22T06:09:19.000000000-04:00 Carlos Ghosn said there was “zero chance” Renault would acquire partners Nissan and Mitsubishi, bringing more clarity to the direction of a 19-year-old alliance that is preparing for a future without its chief architect. A Decade on, the Fate of Madoff's Mansions 2018-06-21T14:24:32.000000000-04:00 It has been almost 10 years since Bernard Madoff confessed to his sons that his investment firm was basically a giant Ponzi scheme, estimated to represent about $50 billion. His real estate was sold for restitution, but now the properties have a new life—and far bigger price tags. Daimler Issues Profit Warning as Chinese Tariffs Hit U.S.-Built SUVs 2018-06-21T10:18:23.000000000-04:00 Daimler shares fell sharply after the car maker issued a surprise profit warning, saying Chinese retaliatory import duties on vehicles built in the U.S. would hit sales and profits of the SUVs it builds at its Alabama factory. How Amazon Became One of Washington's Most Powerful Players 2018-06-21T01:13:36.000000000-04:00 The company has built a huge presence in the nation’s capital, spending millions to build an army of lobbyists for its multiple businesses and winning billions in contracts from the government. With that comes political risk, not least from the White House. When the U.S. Misses the World Cup, Does It Make a Sound? 2018-06-20T12:00:32.000000000-04:00 With the tournament in full swing, it turns out the rest of the world isn’t missing the Americans. White House Sees an Edge in Trade Dispute With China 2018-06-20T11:04:33.000000000-04:00 President Donald Trump’s escalation of trade threats against China reflects his belief that Washington increasingly has the upper hand in the dispute, administration officials said, adding he is prepared to withstand pressure from U.S. businesses that might suffer from the conflict. Ford and Volkswagen Discuss Developing Vehicles Together 2018-06-19T23:28:21.000000000-04:00 Ford and Volkswagen are exploring how they could work together to better compete globally as cars become more technologically advanced and customer expectations evolve. Escalating Trade Threats Drag Global Shares Lower 2018-06-19T08:24:05.000000000-04:00 Global stocks dropped as trade tensions between the U.S. and China continued, sparking particularly heavy selling in Asia. Chinese Stocks Approach Bear Market as Fears Over Trade Rattle Investors 2018-06-19T06:52:52.000000000-04:00 Shares fell to their lowest level in nearly two years as pessimism spread to most corners of the country’s financial markets, hitting the recently resilient yuan and commodities. U.S.-China Trade Standoff Weighs on Global Shares 2018-06-18T10:38:22.000000000-04:00 Global stocks fell as escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China weighed on investors’ risk appetite.