The Wall Street Journal: Trump ousts David Shulkin from VA, names his personal doctor to the post

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ousted his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, in the wake of an internal investigation that found he had misused taxpayer dollars on a recent trip to Europe. Trump said in a tweet that Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, his physician, would become Veterans Affairs secretary. I am pleased to announce … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: Barrick Gold co-founder Peter Munk dies at 90

Peter Munk escaped Nazi-occupied Hungary to become a freewheeling international entrepreneur and founder of Barrick Gold Corp. Aside from building Barrick ABX, -1.35%   through takeovers into the world’s largest gold miner, he helped create a maker of stylish stereo equipment, made abortive efforts to enter the auto-manufacturing business, developed hotels in the South Pacific … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: Uber freight-trucking executive Lior Ron leaving the company

Uber Technologies Inc.’s head of freight trucking, Lior Ron, who helped work on autonomous-vehicle technology, is leaving the company, a prominent departure in the wake of a controversial crash involving one of its self-driving vehicles. Ron, who oversaw Uber’s freight-trucking division, doesn’t appear to have a job lined up, according to an internal email reviewed … Read more

MarketWatch First Take: Intel loses chip throne after 25 years, but Samsung lead is ‘built on sand’

Samsung Electronics’s position as the No. 1 semiconductor supplier in the world — a move that kicked Intel Corp. to No. 2 — is only as solid as the volatile memory chip market. Earlier on Tuesday, IHS Markit issued its annual world-wide semiconductor industry data for 2017, showing that Samsung Electronics Ltd. 005930, -2.56%  of … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: Ecuador punishes Julian Assange by turning off his internet connection

Ecuador cut Julian Assange’s internet connection at its London Embassy after the WikiLeaks founder criticized Britain and its allies for expelling Russian diplomats following the poisoning of a former Russian spy. Ecuador’s Foreign Relations Ministry said Wednesday that Assange had violated a written agreement with Ecuador preventing him from meddling in the political affairs of … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: Judge says lawsuit accusing Trump of violating Constitution can proceed

WASHINGTON — A federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution because his businesses are benefiting from his presidency, the first ruling to find that a litigant can sue the president on the issue. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte found the state of Maryland … Read more

Market Extra: Can the stock market stand up to the tech wreck?

As the tech sector takes a header, the key question for stock-market bulls revolves around how much its leadership really matters for the broader market. Technology shares saw pressure again Wednesday, with megacap companies ending mostly lower a day after succumbing to a late-session rout. Tech shares led stocks sharply lower last week, tied partly … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: ‘Roseanne’ is a huge hit in return to ABC

The 1990s hit sitcom “Roseanne” was a hit once again for ABC on Tuesday night. The season premiere of the rebooted working-class comedy, starring the original cast including Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, averaged 18.2 million viewers over two back-to-back episodes, according to data from Nielsen. It was the second most-watched entertainment program of the … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: Internal Justice watchdog to review surveillance of ex-Trump adviser

Getty Images Carter Page, a one-time adviser to the presidential election campaign of Donald Trump WASHINGTON—The Justice Department’s internal watchdog unit will investigate how the FBI and federal prosecutors obtained warrants from the nation’s secret spy court to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser, the inspector general’s office said Wednesday. The statement confirms an investigation that … Read more

NewsWatch: Here’s why stock volatility likely won’t end in April

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The U.S. stock market has seen a number of dizzying swings over the past two months, and while investors shouldn’t expect that to end anytime soon, the catalysts for the moves may shift from macroeconomic events like trade policy and inflation concerns to company-specific news. See full story. This Chinese app maker … Read more