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BEIJING — Chinese parents were in an uproar on Monday amid reports that hundreds of thousands of children might have been injected with faulty vaccines, the latest scandal to hit the nation’s troubled drug industry. The outcry came after an investigation by the government showed that a major drug producer in northeast China, Changchun Changsheng,…


Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming

Comic book publishers are facing a growing crisis: Flagging interest from readers and competition from digital entertainment are dragging down sales. Hoping to reverse the trend, publishers are creating their own digital platforms to directly connect with readers and encourage more engagement from fans. The goal is to reach readers who may not live near…

St. Louis Uber and Lyft Driver Secretly Live-Streamed Passengers, Report Says

“I’ve had a few offline conversations with some folks, and they suggested getting rid of the stored vods as step #1 of trying to calm everyone down,” he said, referring to on-demand videos on Twitch. “I’ve done that,” he added, “for now.” His story appears to be full of contradictions. Mr. Gargac live-streamed people without…

G.E. Announces Progress on Cost-Cutting, but Risks Still Lurk

The General Electric plan is set. The company said last month that it would shrink to just three major operations: jet engines, electric power generators and wind turbines. Now, investors and analysts are focused on the performance of those industrial businesses and whether the company can avoid further nasty surprises in its trouble-prone finance arm.…

Bits: The Week in Tech: A Doozy of a Week for Industry Bosses

For those trying to understand modern Silicon Valley, it was a crucial week. For tech chiefs, suddenly caught in their own words, it was rough. So now for the news roundup: ■ Twitter slashed tens of millions of suspicious accounts this week in what became known as “The Twitter Purge,” a move that came a…