Asia Markets: Asian stock markets drop, weighed by pullback in China

Asia Markets: Asian stock markets drop, weighed by pullback in China
Asian stocks, after initially holding up Thursday morning following the latest U.S.-China trade developments, started sliding as China’s market opened. China stocks extend the declines of the past week-plus. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -2.45%   was off 1.8% and the Shenzhen Composite 399106, -3.12%   slid 2.3%. Nearly all sectors were down as anticipation of an escalating trade war builds.... Read More

MarketWatch First Take: Elon Musk seems to have learned a few lessons, but the big one remains

MarketWatch First Take: Elon Musk seems to have learned a few lessons, but the big one remains
A kinder, conciliatory Elon Musk made amends with Wall Street on Wednesday for Tesla Inc.’s disastrous conference call last quarter. Now, Musk must exorcise Tesla’s biggest demon: An inability to reach his fantastical forecasts Tesla’s chief executive again made plenty of promises Wednesday, and they made investors pretty giddy, along with news that Tesla is developing its own self-driving-car chips.... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Ohio State puts football coach Urban Meyer on leave amid investigation

The Wall Street Journal: Ohio State puts football coach Urban Meyer on leave amid investigation
Urban Meyer, the football coach who led Ohio State to the 2014 national championship, is on paid administrative leave in the wake of reports he may have known of domestic-violence allegations against an assistant coach but continued to employ him on the Buckeyes’ staff. “The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations,” a statement from Ohio State read. “We... Read More

Earnings Results: Tesla stock rallies 9% after car maker reports wider quarterly loss but beats on revenue

Earnings Results: Tesla stock rallies 9% after car maker reports wider quarterly loss but beats on revenue
Shares of Tesla Inc. rose more than 9% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the Silicon Valley car maker reported mixed second-quarter results and Wall Street appeared to seize on the company’s renewed promises of profitability going forward. Tesla TSLA, +0.91%  said it lost $718 million, or $4.22, in the quarter, compared with $336 million, or $2.04 a share, in the... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Gun-rights group to post blueprints for 3D-printed firearms online on different site

The Wall Street Journal: Gun-rights group to post blueprints for 3D-printed firearms online on different site
Hours after a federal judge forced a group in Texas to remove online blueprints for 3D printed firearms on Tuesday, gun-rights groups in California said they were publishing the files on a separate website. The Firearms Policy Coalition and other groups pulled the plans off the website of pro-gun group Defense Distributed before the court order and are now sharing... Read More

The New York Post: Suspect ID’d in slaying of George H.W. Bush’s cardiologist in Houston

The New York Post: Suspect ID’d in slaying of George H.W. Bush’s cardiologist in Houston
Houston police on Wednesday identified the suspect who allegedly shot and killed former President George H.W. Bush’s cardiologist — and said he may have been motivated by his own mother’s death 20 years ago during an operation performed by the victim. A manhunt was underway for Joseph James Pappas, 65, the suspect in the July 20 shooting of Mark Hausknecht,... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Google said to consider censored search engine to re-enter Chinese market

The Wall Street Journal: Google said to consider censored search engine to re-enter Chinese market
Google is testing a mobile version of its search engine that would adhere to China’s strict controls over content, a person familiar with the matter said, indicating renewed interest in a market that the Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +0.47% GOOG, +0.23%  unit abandoned eight years ago in protest over government censorship. Plans for Google’s censored search product aren’t completed and it... Read More