Business Leaders


Is the Fed confusing the markets?

Former Dallas Federal Reserve advisor Danielle DiMartino Booth, United Advisors Chief Market Strategist Scott Martin and Barron's senior editor Jack Hough on the Fed, the markets and oil.


WTI Oil Prices End Near a 13-year Low

Oil futures settled at their lowest level in almost 13 years Thursday as expectations for weaker demand and a bigger glut of supplies pulled prices back below $27 a barrel.

Boeing Shares Fall on Probe Report

Boeing Co. shares plunged Thursday following a media report that the Securities and Exchange Commission is probing the aerospace group's accounting methods on two of its jetliner programs.


The Career Hot Seat
Woody Woodward

Annual Performance Reviews: Lose-Lose?

There is no doubt the annual review has become more of a check-the-box obligation that both managers and employees begrudgingly endure. The problem with the traditional performance review is that it is very backward looking, and encourages managers to defer conversations about performance until it’s too late.