Billions of Dollars Are at Stake in a Puzzling Holiday Shopping Season

It doesn’t matter much to retailers, who used the early holiday sales to try to offload products before most shoppers had even picked out their Halloween costumes. But it signaled…

Elon Musk Heads to Court to Defend His Billions in Tesla Pay

Tesla has made Elon Musk a billionaire many times over by paying him generously in shares for his work as chief executive of the electric carmaker. On Wednesday, Mr. Musk…

The US is spending billions to boost chip manufacturing. Will it be enough?

CNN  —  The United States government is pulling out all the stops to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing, injecting billions of dollars into the beleaguered sector and flexing all policy muscles…

Congress Is Giving Billions to the Chip Industry. Strings Are Attached.

It’s an embrace of industrial policy not seen in Washington for decades. Gary Hufbauer, a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics who has surveyed U.S. industrial…

Biodiversity Crisis Affects Billions Who Rely on Wild Species, Researchers Say

Billions of people worldwide rely on some 50,000 wild species for food, energy, medicine and income, according to a sweeping new scientific report that concluded humans must make dramatic changes…

Schools Are Spending Billions on High-Tech Defense for Mass Shootings

Reid Baeur was finishing lunch period last year at his middle school in the Atlanta area when an alarm began blaring through the halls, warning of an emergency. Reid, then…

At Biden’s Summit, Other Nations Pledge Billions to Bolster Pandemic Response

There were some proverbial elephants in the room: China’s ongoing Covid crisis and the war in Ukraine were not discussed. But J. Stephen Morrison, an expert in global health at…

How Billions in Infrastructure Funding Could Worsen Global Warming

Over the coming decade, the decisions that Colorado and other states make about how many new roads to build could have major consequences for America’s ability to tackle climate change.…

House Passes Bill Adding Billions to Research to Compete With China

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed legislation that would pour nearly $300 billion into scientific research and development and shore up domestic manufacturing, setting up a dispute with the…

Billions for Climate Protection Fuel New Debate: Who Deserves It Most

Additional than half the cash went to California, New Jersey and Washington Condition. The largest one receiver was a $68 million flood-control venture in Menlo Park, Calif., the place the…