The Unlikely Strategy Behind Buffetts Investments in Encyclopedias

Warren Buffett has eclectic taste in companies. Along with large, thriving businesses such as Geico and the BNSF Railway, he’s accumulated a collection of head-scratchers. There’s a bowling shoe brand, a maker of vacuum cleaner […]

Aston Martin Is Making Its Supercars On a Shoestring

Watching James Bond movies, you'd think British spies are all fast-living and stupendously wealthy. The reality is more prosaic. It's similar with 007's carmaker of choice: Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. Look beyond the immaculate paint job and eye-watering […]

When Does the Weekend Start? In Beirut, Its a Serious Question

There’s an argument in Beirut about when to start the weekend. What might seem a relatively trivial matter for a country whose economy has been hammered by the war next door in Syria is anything but, […]

This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars

About a decade ago, when Eric Castien was writing a history of Real Madrid soccer stars, he asked scouts and coaches what defined the greats. “They all pointed to their head and said, ‘It’s in […]

Why Photography Cant Get Woke

When Nikon Corp. hired 32 photographers to travel around Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, taking pictures to promote its new $3,300 D850 camera this fall, the Japanese camera company made sure to tweeted conflict-zone photographer […]

Soccer Gets Even More Political in Spain

In normal circumstances, it would be a routine soccer match for Spain. But the standoff between Catalonia and the government in Madrid has turned the national team's World Cup qualifier against Albania on Friday evening […]

Manchester United Dreams of Mark Zuckerberg’s Billions

Much like a noisy Sky Sports ad promising a rollicking goal fest, Manchester United Plc's vice chairman Ed Woodward says upstart bidders such as Facebook Inc

The pre-match build-up to the bidding for English Premier League TV rights is in full swing. Soccer’s bigwigs are betting that the next three-year broadcasting package will fetch even more than the current 5.1 billion pound ($6.9 billion) […]