This Old School Hedge Fund Is Going Quant

Magnetar Capital began a billion-dollar quantitative effort six years ago to help the $13.5 billion firm buck a hedge-fund massacre waylaying its peers and set to rest memories of its controversial subprime-housing investments during the financial crisis.

J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler Confesses: I Underestimated How Tech Would Upend Retail

The retail legend didn’t understand how speed and price would drive internet shoppers. After 10 quarters of falling sales, the brand wants to create a more accessible image and add digital marketing.

Venture Funds Flood Startups With Cash

Investments in first quarter rose 37% from the previous period, to $14.5 billion. Social Finance pulled in $500 million.

Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Realize

Think online privacy is no big deal? You better sit down: Geoffrey A. Fowler shows how much of your personal information is out there, and how it can be used to target or harass.

How Sheryl Crow Finally Broke Her Starbucks Habit

The singer-songwriter—who recently released her 10th album, ‘Be Myself’—on driving her kids to school in a tour bus and recording demos on a plane.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Let Your Snapstreak End Tonight

Snapchat hooked the masses on sending friends photos that disappear. Now teens and millennials do whatever it takes to keep daily messaging streaks alive. ‘Some people overreact a little’

Talent Battle: Hedge Funds vs. Silicon Valley

The battle for quantitative talent has turned some of the richest money managers into underdogs, pitting them against the likes of Google and Facebook for hiring the world’s top minds.

Health-Tech Startups Pivot as Obamacare Uncertainty Mounts

Many health-technology startups are revamping their business strategies and others are finding it tougher to attract fresh capital amid the prospect of repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

In Modern Cyber War, the Spies Can Become Targets, Too

Over the past eight months, a mysterious hacking group released what it says are National Security Agency computer-espionage secrets. Former intelligence officials now fear the hackers are taking a new tack: exposing the identities of the NSA computer-hacking team.

HP Earnings: What to Watch

HP Inc. is scheduled to report fiscal second-quarter results on Wednesday.