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"22.01.2017 18:30:12" wsj.com McCain, Graham Say They Will Back Tillerson's Nomination for State Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the Senate would confirm all of President Donald Trump's cabinet picks. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Sunday they would support Rex Tillerson's nomination to head the State Department.
"22.01.2017 18:01:01" wsj.com Mall Closures Ripple Through Small Town America Sears and Macy's closures at an Ohio mall are a double hit for the mall and a former steel town being swept up in a wave of store closings across the U.S. Malls in smaller U.S. cities are often linchpins of local economies and their struggles can have a ripple effect, from jobs and tax revenues to the fortunes of logistics and transportation companies.
"22.01.2017 17:29:50" wsj.com White House Disputes Inauguration Crowd Estimates Despite evidence to the contrary, White House press secretary Sean Spicer delivered a statement on Saturday disputing reports that the crowd for President Donald Trump's inauguration was smaller than those at former President Barack Obama's inaugurations.
"22.01.2017 17:00:54" wsj.com The Most Coveted Ball in Golf Is From Costco Costco, the warehouse retail giant, began selling golf balls last fall under its Kirkland Signature brand. The balls instantly ranked among the cheapest on the market, but by some accounts, they perform like rivals that sell for more than twice as much. How $1.25 golf balls from Costco became the sport's most coveted item.
"22.01.2017 16:30:36" wsj.com A+E Networks Chief Tests Limits in Bid to Revive Channels' Fortunes Nancy Dubuc, 48 years old, is both the youngest and only female chief executive in the media industry. A+E Networks, run by CEO Nancy Dubuc, is a prime example of a mid-tier cable company under pressure to revamp its brands to survive an age of slimmer television channel bundles and on-demand streaming services.
"22.01.2017 16:30:32" wsj.com Investors Taper Bullish Bets as Trump Takes Office Investors are turning more cautious as President Donald Trump takes office, a shift from the early days after his victory when stocks surged on the hopes that his policies would accelerate growth. Investors are getting wary.
"22.01.2017 16:00:49" wsj.com Pulling Retirement Cash, but Not by Choice The obligatory outflows from 401(k)s and IRAs are expected to ripple through the U.S. economy, stock market and a money-management industry that relies heavily on fees from boomers' tax-sheltered savings plans and assets. Baby boomers' mandatory withdrawals from 401(k)s, IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts start in full force this year, resulting in a massive shift of cash within the U.S. economy.
"22.01.2017 15:30:09" wsj.com Indonesia Fights Volcanic Risk to Air Travel Indonesia is taking steps to curb disruptions to air travel after a series of volcanic eruptions near popular tourist destinations sparked havoc in this fast-growing air travel market. How the country with the world's greatest volcanic risk upgraded managing its air travel.
"22.01.2017 15:01:07" wsj.com What Happens When Cafes Pull the Plug on Wi-Fi When did it become rude to talk in a cafe? Some New York City cafes are disconnecting and strange things are happening—people keep coming, and start talking.
"22.01.2017 14:30:22" wsj.com Democrats Agree on What They Need to Do. The Question Is How Democratic operatives and donors gathered this weekend to mount a call for the party to take back state legislatures and improve outreach to certain demographics, but, after 48 hours of soul-searching, how do this remains unclear. Democrats gathered this weekend to mount a call to launch an effective resistance to Donald Trump. What's still unclear is how to do that.
"22.01.2017 14:00:21" wsj.com Trump Administration Aims to Reverse Obama's Climate Agenda The new president is expected to show his commitment to promoting fossil-fuel infrastructure, including advancing the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Donald Trump could take action toward reversing U.S. policy on energy and climate change within days.
"22.01.2017 14:00:00" Stop Apps From Eating Your Data Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat eating a big chunk of your mobile data? Check out these tips on how to make it stop. http://on.wsj.com/2jI7Dx5
"22.01.2017 13:01:09" wsj.com Spanish Rap Star Sentenced to Prison for Tweets Spain's Supreme Court sentenced a popular singer to one year in prison for Twitter messages that were deemed to glorify terrorism and humiliate its victims. César Montaña Lehman is the latest performer and social-media user to be prosecuted under a Spanish antiterrorism law that is testing the boundaries of free speech in the nation.
"22.01.2017 13:00:53" wsj.com Sunday Lunch: Recipes That Satisfy Body and Soul For a Sunday lunch that satisfies the spirit as well as the stomach, griddle these buttery Moroccan flatbreads stuffed with spiced lamb. Recipes for an herbed yogurt sauce and a lemony chopped salad round out the menu. A weekend meal that satisfies the spirit as well as the stomach
"22.01.2017 12:30:20" wsj.com Trump on Trade: Peace Through Strength While Donald Trump's inaugural address echoed the same nationalist themes that carried him to victory in November, he and his advisers have emanated a subtler message in other forums, writes Greg Ip. Perhaps the biggest question hanging over Donald Trump's economic policy is whether, on trade, his actions as president match the bellicose rhetoric of his candidacy, writes Greg Ip.
"22.01.2017 12:00:19" wsj.com Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed An analysis of revised figures from the Education Department shows many more students are failing to pay back their loans than thought. Many more students have defaulted on or failed to pay back their college loans than the U.S. government previously believed.
"22.01.2017 09:00:24" wsj.com China's Xi Jinping Seizes Role as Leader on Globalization Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a full-throated defense of economic globalization at a time of global uncertainty fueled by Britain's decision to leave the EU and the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump. “No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said.
"22.01.2017 07:00:46" wsj.com Indian Outsourcing Firms Prep for Curbs on H-1B Visa Workers Under Trump President-elect Donald Trump doesn't take office until Friday, but he is already forcing India's mammoth $108 billion technology outsourcing industry to rethink hiring practices in the U.S., its largest market. While Donald J. Trump has chastised U.S. firms for offshoring American jobs, Indian outsourcing firms could be set to see renewed heat for doing the opposite—placing foreign workers in the U.S., mainly through a skilled-worker visa, known as the H-1B.
"22.01.2017 06:32:53" wsj.com At Least 32 Killed, Dozens Injured in India Train Derailment An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India; the death toll may rise. At least 32 people were killed in the rail accident.
"22.01.2017 05:00:34" wsj.com Lenovo Thought It Knew How to Fix Tarnished Brands—Then It Bought Motorola Success with IBM deal led Chinese firm to underestimate difficulty of reviving the smartphone company; 'we didn't know each other' Lenovo's problems show the potential pitfalls for Chinese companies as they venture abroad.
"22.01.2017 04:07:17" wsj.com White House Disputes Inauguration Attendance Estimates White House press secretary Sean Spicer called estimates that suggested the crowd gathered for President Donald Trump's inauguration was smaller than those for the inaugurations of former President Barack Obama “shameful and wrong.” Contradicting available evidence, Trump's press secretary calls reports of sparsely attended event 'shameful and wrong'
"22.01.2017 03:15:06" wsj.com Awesome Sauce: Why Gochujang Is a Gamechanger The lipsmacking Korean chili paste gochujang provides measured heat and savory depth in dishes where you haven't yet thought to use it. Proof that gochujang could be used in all kinds of ways, beyond Korean dishes.
"22.01.2017 03:01:03" wsj.com Taiwan Fears Becoming a Pawn in Donald Trump's Game The elation Donald Trump stirred in Taiwan when he chatted by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen is turning into fears he will use the island as a bargaining chip with China. “We have to let Trump know Taiwan is very important and it cannot be a bargaining chip.”
"22.01.2017 02:37:03" wsj.com Donald Trump's Inauguration Brings in Over 30 Million Viewers An audience of 30.6 million people tuned in to watch Donald Trump's inauguration as president, falling short of 37.8 million who watched Barack Obama's first swearing in eight years ago, according to Nielsen. Ratings were on par with George W. Bush's first inauguration in 2001 and Bill Clinton's first in 1993, which brought in 29 million and 29.7 million viewers, respectively
"22.01.2017 02:10:10" wsj.com NFL Predictions: Who Will Make It to Super Bowl LI? NFL Predictions: Who Will Make It to Super Bowl LI? A mathematical model predicts the outcome of the NFC and AFC Championships
"22.01.2017 01:42:13" wsj.com Hundreds of Thousands of Demonstrators Attend Women's March on Washington Hundreds of thousands of people protesting Donald Trump's presidency swarmed events in U.S. cities and around the world in a rebuke to an incoming president unlike any seen in modern times. Protesters swarm events in cities around the world in a rebuke to an incoming president unlike any seen in modern times.
"22.01.2017 00:30:09" wsj.com Please Stop Tarnishing Old Television Treasures How dare the movie industry sully high-class, cerebral TV shows such as “CHiPs” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” with remakes? "Hollywood's record in creating feature films out of universally revered, high-class TV series of bygone eras has been fairly dismal."
"22.01.2017 00:00:34" wsj.com An Insider's Guide to Copenhagen The best places to eat, shop, stay and embrace winter in Copenhagen, with expert advice from Noma's René Redzepi, 'The Night Manager' director Susanne Bier, museum curator Line Clausen Pedersen and co-founder of Hay design company, Mette Hay A guide to winter in Copenhagen in winter—and why it might be the city's best season.
"21.01.2017 23:45:05" wsj.com Gambian Longtime Leader Jammeh Leaves Capital on Guinea President's Plane Longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh left the capital Banjul on Saturday evening on board a Guinean government aircraft, ending a nearly two-month effort to cling to power despite losing an election December. Longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh cedes power 52 days after losing an election, completing Gambia's first-ever democratic transfer of power.
"21.01.2017 23:14:09" wsj.com Trump Seeks to Smooth Over Tensions With a Visit to the CIA Trump administration begins with prayer service and a visit to CIA headquarters. Trump addressed some 400 intelligence workers during his visit to the CIA, telling them "I am with you 1,000%."
"21.01.2017 23:00:41" wsj.com Paramount Pictures Gets a $1 Billion Infusion from China A $1 billion financing deal with two Chinese firms promises Paramount Pictures some much-needed funds and a foothold in the world's second-largest box-office market. The deal gives struggling Paramount Pictures advantage in a market where studios have difficulty distributing and marketing movies on their own terms.
"21.01.2017 22:30:24" wsj.com Donald Trump's Health-Law Directive Spurs a Dash to Decode It Lawmakers and the health-care industry rushed to decipher the meaning and aftereffects of President Donald Trump's executive order urging agency heads to use whatever authority they have to unwind some of the Affordable Care Act's provisions. The executive order signals Mr. Trump's intention to take aggressive aim at the ACA
"21.01.2017 22:04:31" wsj.com Hollywood's Extreme Close-up New technology has helped make close-ups a common tool for filmmakers, changing how movies look, actors perform and stories unfold. Once used sparingly to heighten drama, close-ups have grown more abundant and more extreme in recent years
"21.01.2017 21:50:33" wsj.com Democratic Party's Next Generation of Leaders Appear at Protests U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker, as well as dozens of members of the U.S. House of Representatives, big-city mayors and liberal activists, joined in the demonstrations at Women's March events around the country. The next generation of Democratic Party leaders took to microphones at the Women's March events
"21.01.2017 21:00:24" wsj.com The New Science of De-extinction Brian Switek reviews “Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction” by Helen Pilcher. Could scientists bring back Tyrannosaurus, king of the dinosaurs, or the king of the birds, the dodo? And what about the King himself, Elvis Presley?
"21.01.2017 20:00:20" wsj.com The Collectible-Sneaker Game: A Guide for Obsessives and Beginners The sneakerhead next door? Collecting limited-edition kicks has never been bigger. Here's your guide to the sneaker-verse. The once-niche world of collecting limited-edition sneakers has gone mainstream. Here's how to get in the game.
"21.01.2017 19:20:00" wsj.com Thousands Converge on New York City in Day of Women's Marches Thousands of marchers converged on Midtown Manhattan Saturday morning to call for women's rights, demand an end to bigotry and protest President Donald Trump on his first full day in office. Organizers estimated at least 95,000 people were attending the Women's March in New York City.
"21.01.2017 19:00:36" wsj.com Why Martha Stewart Pilots Her Own Drone Martha Stewart, the guru of all things domestic, on her tech essentials. Martha Stewart on high-tech gardening gear, the best juicer and the benefits—and perils—of piloting a drone.
"21.01.2017 18:40:05" wsj.com U.S. Under Trump Won't Send a Delegation to Syria Talks The Trump administration has decided against sending a U.S. delegation to Kazakhstan for talks on the war in Syria, despite receiving a formal invitation from the Kazakh government with the backing of Russia and Turkey. The U.S. will not send a delegation to the Syria peace talks on Monday and will be represented only by its ambassador to Kazakhstan, where the talks will be held.
"21.01.2017 18:20:08" wsj.com Anti-Trump Demonstrators Rally Across the World Donald Trump's inauguration as president prompted a series of protests in cities around the world, called in defense of the equality and diversity seen by organizers as under threat in the era of the new U.S. administration. More than 2.5 million people were estimated to have participated in at least 650 marches across the world, according to organizers.
"21.01.2017 18:00:35" wsj.com Anthem Ends Preauthorization for Medication to Treat Opioid Addiction Policy change applies to buprenorphine, a medication that eases cravings for heroin and other opioid drugs Anthem will stop requiring patients and doctors to obtain prior authorization from the health insurer before receiving coverage of medication to treat opioid addiction.
"21.01.2017 17:00:54" wsj.com NFC Championship: The Losing Team Will Be the One Kicking Field Goals NFC Championship: With historic offense expected, the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons would be wise to go for it on fourth down—every time For the NFC Championship Game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers, an expected total of more than 60 points is the highest in NFL postseason history.
"21.01.2017 16:30:11" wsj.com The Fitness Shift That Should Worry Every Gym Owner More exercise omnivores are opting for expanded online workouts and services like ClassPass. Fitness on-demand is surging, from streaming-workout services to monthly passes for sampling different classes and workouts.
"21.01.2017 16:01:07" wsj.com In Retirement, It's Save Now or Pay (a Lot) Later Given a choice between satisfying our immediate needs and desires or focusing on the future, the here and now typically wins out. That impulse doesn't bode well for retirement savings. Behind on retirement savings? Here are strategies to motivate yourself to save more sooner.
"21.01.2017 15:30:32" wsj.com When Horse Diapers and Freedom of Religion Collide Two Amish men have sued a Kentucky town over a law requiring horse diapers, arguing it violates their ability to exercise their religion. Horse diapers have been thrust into the debate over freedom of religion.
"21.01.2017 15:01:12" wsj.com How I Reunited With My Best Friend in a Liberated Mosul A Journal reporter's hopes of seeing his friend alive again had dimmed after Islamic State took the Iraqi city in 2014 A reporter is reunited with a friend in Mosul after two years: “I promised you we'd meet again.”
"21.01.2017 14:30:05" wsj.com Demonstrators Gather for Women's March a Day After Trump Inauguration Donald Trump's first full day as president will coincide with a large protest of his agenda that is expected to bring scores of people to the nation's capital less than 24 hours after he was sworn in Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather for the Women's March on Washington.
"21.01.2017 14:01:24" wsj.com Stop Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat From Slurping Up Your Data How to stop Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat from slurping up your LTE data, using hidden settings in the apps, Joanna Stern says. Hidden settings in social media apps can help stop the mobile data drain.
"21.01.2017 13:34:57" wsj.com Democrats Meet to Plot Party's New Course Operatives and donors gather at Florida conference with aim of finding stronger footing and building resistance to President Donald Trump. “Progressive politics in America is an organizational disaster.”
"21.01.2017 13:00:54" wsj.com 'Hidden Figures' Adds Up to a Hollywood Success Story “Hidden Figures” is on track to gross more than $100 million at the domestic box office on a modest $25 million budget. At a time when Hollywood prioritizes big-budget superhero spectacles, “Hidden Figures” represents an anomaly: A mid-budget drama featuring three African-American women in starring roles.
"21.01.2017 12:30:26" wsj.com Upstart Emmanuel Macron Unsettles French Presidential Race As France's ruling Socialist Party prepares to vote on a standard-bearer Sunday to run to succeed its unpopular president, a former investment banker is laying claim its voters. Why is France's left worried about the rise of pro-business Emmanuel Macron, who criticizes the 35-hour workweek?
"21.01.2017 12:01:13" wsj.com Philadelphia Poised to Ban Employers From Asking Hires About Salary History Key players in business community, including Comcast, are pushing for a veto Philadelphia is on the brink of becoming the first U.S. city to bar employers from asking potential hires for their salary history, a step aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women.
"21.01.2017 09:31:07" wsj.com For Former Soviet Republics, Moscow Has a New Playbook Russia is offering tiny Moldova a fresh bargain in exchange for cutting trade ties with the European Union, signaling a new approach as the Kremlin attempts to win over countries tempted to forge deeper ties with the West. A fresh bargain with Moldova points to more carrots, fewer sticks as Moscow attempts to win allies.
"21.01.2017 09:00:36" wsj.com Three-Year Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Ends Where It Started: Shrouded in Mystery The three nations scouring the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have suspended the search nearly three years after they began, a blow to missing passengers' families. The nearly three-year search to resolve one of history's biggest aviation mysteries ended on Tuesday the same way it began: with the barest of clues over what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
"21.01.2017 07:41:05" wsj.com Awash in Migrants, Italy Steps Up Deportations for Relief As Italy looks for fresh ways to cope with the hundreds of thousands of migrants bottled up in the country, one solution is rising to the top of the agenda: deportation. As Italy looks for fresh ways to cope with the hundreds of thousands of migrants bottled up in the country, one solution is rising to the top of the agenda: deportation.
"21.01.2017 07:00:54" wsj.com Loos You Can Use: Japan to Simplify Toilets Makers of Japanese toilets will standardize the icons on the panels of the country's high-tech toilet seats to avoid bafflement among foreign tourists. Lost in translation: Japan to simplify icons on high-tech toilet seats to avoid bafflement among foreign tourists.
"21.01.2017 05:00:38" blogs.wsj.com This Is Just How Unequal India Is New report from Oxfam highlights how the country's wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few. See how much of your country's wealth is in the hands of the top 1%.
"21.01.2017 04:00:37" wsj.com Barack, Michelle Obama Leave White House for Final Time Eight years after taking the oath of office himself, former President Barack Obama departed Washington, leaving the nation's leadership in the hands of a man with a very different vision. If Barack Obama was feeling the anger or sadness that consumed many of his supporters on this day, he wasn't showing it .
"21.01.2017 03:30:28" wsj.com California Aims for 40% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases by 2030 California on Friday released a blueprint for meeting an aggressive climate-change goal: a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. By extending its progressive climate policies, California appears to have put itself on a direct collision course with the newly sworn-in administration of President Donald Trump.
"21.01.2017 03:00:25" wsj.com A Trade War With China Could Lead to Shooting Provocations by President-elect Trump over trade and territory could escalate into armed conflict between Washington and Beijing. Wall Street investors seem to be discounting the danger of the new U.S.-China rivalry. They should think again, writes Andrew Browne.
"21.01.2017 02:00:06" wsj.com Samsung Investigation Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems. An investigation into the faulty batteries that led Samsung to pull its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found that some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.
"21.01.2017 01:00:19" wsj.com Donald Trump Strikes Nationalistic Tone in Inaugural Speech Donald Trump delivered what historians and speechwriters said was one of the most ominous inaugural addresses ever, reinforcing campaign themes of American decline while positioning himself as the protector of the country's 'forgotten men and women.' President Donald Trump delivered what historians and speechwriters said was one of the most ominous inaugural addresses ever, reinforcing familiar campaign themes of American decline while positioning himself as the protector of the country's “forgotten
"21.01.2017 00:30:10" wsj.com New Trump White House Website Sets Agenda That Mirrors Campaign Pledges The Trump administration overhauled the White House's website Friday and published action plans that ranged from building a wall along the Mexico border to pulling back from trade deals, transforming a number of populist campaign themes into concrete The changes include removing language about climate change and the White House's commitment to LGBTQ issues.
"21.01.2017 00:00:22" wsj.com Presidency, House and Senate: What Happens When One Party Has Control With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, the Republican Party controls the Senate, House and presidency for the first time since 2007. With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, the Republican Party controls the Senate, House and presidency for the first time since 2007.
"20.01.2017 23:31:37" wsj.com Senate Confirms James Mattis as Defense Secretary The Senate confirmed retired Gen. James Mattis as the secretary of defense, approving a central member of Donald Trump's national security team just hours after the new president was sworn into office. Gen. Mattis, who needed a congressional waiver to be eligible for the Pentagon's top job, was confirmed in a 98-1 vote.
"20.01.2017 23:00:16" wsj.com Trump's Inaugural Speech Stirs Hope, Unease Across the country, responses to President Donald Trump's inaugural speech, which at times struck notes of unity, exposed the same divisions that roiled the campaign. In Chicago, a couple raised glasses of champagne in celebration at Trump International Hotel and Tower; an Arizona businessman, near the border with Mexico, watched with worry. In Monessen, Pa., some viewers cheered while others despaired.
"20.01.2017 22:00:13" wsj.com President Trump's Full Inaugural Address President Donald Trump delivered a 16-minute inaugural address on Friday that will be remembered for its populism and defiance. Photo: Getty Images Watch President Trump's full 16-minute inaugural address.
"20.01.2017 21:40:08" wsj.com Developing Wind-Chill Factor Required Cold Calculation For some critics, the wind-chill metric, which describes how cold the air feels, is at best, misunderstood, and, at worst, misleading. For some critics, the wind-chill metric, which describes how cold the air feels, is at best, misunderstood, and, at worst, misleading.
"20.01.2017 21:20:03" wsj.com The Obamas Depart Washington President Donald Trump and first lady Melania escorted former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle to a military helicopter outside the Capitol. The helicopter headed to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where President Obama addressed staff and President Donald Trump and first lady Melania escorted former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle to a military helicopter outside the Capitol. The helicopter headed to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where President Obama addressed staff and
"20.01.2017 21:00:06" wsj.com Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Licensing Practices Apple is suing Qualcomm alleging it demanded onerous terms for its technology and that it sought to punish Apple for cooperating in a Korean regulatory probe into Qualcomm's licensing practices. Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion over licensing practices.
"20.01.2017 20:40:14" wsj.com 1MDB Scandal: Talks Between Malaysia, Abu Dhabi Over Missing Money Break Down Malaysia's 1MDB fund is the subject of investigations in six countries Negotiations between government investment funds in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi over who is responsible for billions of dollars in missing money have broken down.
"20.01.2017 20:20:19" wsj.com Donald Trump Indicts Political System, Remains the Outsider In an inaugural address unlike any in recent memory, Donald Trump indicted the political system he now leads. He also signaled he will be an entirely new kind of president—and the closest thing to a political independent in the White House since Dwight Donald Trump's remarks resembled more a Trump rally speech than a traditional inaugural address, and they eradicated any thought that President Trump will govern differently than Candidate Trump campaigned.
"20.01.2017 20:20:11" wsj.com Trump Supporters Take Victory Lap Donald Trump's supporters swarmed the nation's capital Friday to see him take charge of the power structure he campaigned against. “I don't want to laugh in people's faces, but I feel very joyous,” said Diane Vespa, 55, who was volunteer coordinator for Mr. Trump in Peoria, Ill.
"20.01.2017 20:00:34" wsj.com Retailers Turn to Silicon Valley to Lure Customers Personalization “is the Holy Grail,” says Salesforce Commerce Cloud Chief Executive Jeff Barnett, who works with brands including L'Oreal and Under Armour. In the age of Amazon.com, other retailers are scrambling to find a way to keep consumers shopping on their sites and in stores. The trick? Personalization, via data and tech.
"20.01.2017 19:40:09" wsj.com Trump Administration Suspends Insurance Cut for Risky Mortgages The new administration said it was suspending a recent move to lower charges for borrowers on a risky mortgage backed by the government. The move effectively ends an attempt by the departing Obama administration to lower costs for certain mortgage borrowers.
"20.01.2017 19:20:12" wsj.com Some Protests Turn Violent in Washington Others were peaceful as they tried to shut down several entrances to the National Mall More than 90 people were arrested after black-clad protesters ran through downtown blocks smashing windows, turning over trash cans and committing vandalism during Friday's inauguration ceremonies.
"20.01.2017 19:00:29" wsj.com These Drivers Are Not Crazy—They're Just Doing the 'Pittsburgh Left' Pittsburgh motorists often yield the right of way at intersections to cars turning left—a tradition that baffles newcomers and creates problems for driverless cars. Newcomers to the Steel City: Beware of the 'Pittsburgh left.'
"20.01.2017 18:40:25" wsj.com Brenda Barnes's Best Career Move Was Quitting a Great Job Quitting her job at PepsiCo made Brenda Barnes famous. It also turned out to be a brilliant career move. After serving on corporate boards, which broadened her skills, she returned to the spotlight as president and later CEO of Sara Lee. Ms. Barnes died A high-flying CEO took time out for her family. Her daughter returned the favor.
"20.01.2017 18:20:16" wsj.com The Burden of One-Party Government One-party rule often means a president at war with his fellow partisans in Congress. As Donald Trump may soon learn, presidents whose party also controls Congress often wind up feuding with their ostensible allies.
"20.01.2017 18:00:39" blogs.wsj.com 'America First': Full Text of Donald Trump's Inaugural Address Here is the text of President Donald Trump's inaugural address, as provided by the White House. Here is the full text of President Trump's inaugural address.
"20.01.2017 17:38:16" wsj.com Donald Trump Sworn In as 45th President of the U.S. Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the U.S. on Friday, delivering a speech that promised sweeping changes and used sharp rhetoric to take aim at the Washington establishment. “For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government, while the people have borne the costs,” Donald Trump said in his inaugural address. “That all changes, starting right here and right now.”
"20.01.2017 17:02:58" wsj.com Donald Trump's Inauguration: Live Analysis Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
"20.01.2017 16:40:07" wsj.com Trump, Obama Begin Transfer of Power President-elect Donald Trump on Friday began the rituals that have long characterized the transfer of power from one American commander-in-chief to the next, adding a touch of his own flair. “He'll talk about infrastructure and education, our manufacturing base," a Trump spokesman said.
"20.01.2017 16:20:20" blogs.wsj.com Day One for Donald Trump's Economy, in Charts A look at the economy as the 45th president takes office. Here, in charts, is the economy Donald J. Trump will inherit.
"20.01.2017 16:01:13" The Inauguration of Donald Trump Watch Donald J. Trump's inauguration live from Washington, D.C.
"20.01.2017 16:00:30" wsj.com Congressional Republicans Gain an Ally in the White House, Albeit a Complicated One For the first time since they won full control of Congress in 2014, Republicans on Capitol Hill now have an ally in the White House willing to sign GOP legislation into law. But Donald Trump will be a complicated partner. “We're in completely uncharted waters."
"20.01.2017 15:40:17" wsj.com Donald Trump's Presidency of Firsts and Familiarities By some measures, Donald Trump is truly distinctive, but he has some qualities that draw notable parallels to past presidents. How different is Donald Trump from past presidents? Not as different as one might think.
"20.01.2017 15:15:19" wsj.com After the Parties, a Protest for the Ages On his first day in office, Donald Trump will be greeted by what could be one of the largest political protests in Washington in recent memory. On his first day in office, incoming President Donald Trump will be greeted by what could be one of the largest political protests to come to the capital in recent memory.
"20.01.2017 14:13:05" wsj.com Donald Trump's Presidency: A Look at His Proposed Policy Shifts Donald Trump's presidency is likely to bring big policy shifts across several key aspects of American life, including health care, immigration, foreign affairs and the environment. Here is a detailed look. A look at Donald J. Trump's proposed policy shifts, from health care to foreign affairs.
"20.01.2017 14:02:08" wsj.com If You're Behind on Retirement Savings, Here's How to Catch Up No matter how big your retirement-savings shortfall, all is not lost. There are a number of ways, often overlooked, to help you boost income or minimize your costs during your golden years. No matter how big your retirement-savings shortfall, all is not lost.
"20.01.2017 13:50:04" wsj.com Donald Trump's Inauguration: Live Analysis Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Inauguration Day analysis.
"20.01.2017 13:39:14" wsj.com Italy Avalanche Rescue Team Finds at Least Six More Survivors Search-and-rescue teams have found at least six people buried under the rubble of a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy that was hit by a powerful avalanche. Six more people have been found alive after the avalanche that partially buried a hotel in central Italy.
"20.01.2017 13:31:33" wsj.com McDonald's Turns Up the Heat in Siberia McDonald's is advancing into new territories such as Siberia and encountering familiar rivals such as KFC and Burger King, which built scores of restaurants in the past few years. “Liver pies with cabbage or Siberian pies with cherries are much tastier than a dubious sandwich.”
"20.01.2017 12:59:07" wsj.com After the Parties, a Protest for the Ages On his first day in office, Donald Trump will be greeted by what could be one of the largest political protests in Washington in recent memory. Officials say they have made preparations to deal with a crowd as large as 400,000 for Saturday's Women's March on Washington.
"20.01.2017 12:31:07" wsj.com Mike Pence's Role Will Depend on His Bond With Donald Trump Vice President Mike Pence figures to be the White House's main point of contact for Congress, given his history as a former six-term congressman from Indiana, but his role and influence will depend entirely on President Donald Trump. What role will Vice President Mike Pence play in the Trump White House? It's up to Donald J. Trump.
"20.01.2017 12:16:08" blogs.wsj.com Bollywood Meets Kung Fu in India China Joint Movie Project A new film that tries to marry Bollywood beats with Kung Fu moves is set to release next month. "Kung Fu Yoga," which stars martial-arts legend Jackie Chan in the lead role and lesser known Bollywood actors Sonu Sood and Disha Patani is set for release on "Kung Fu Yoga," a new film that stars Jackie Chan tries to marry Bollywood beats with Kung Fu in its release next month.
"20.01.2017 11:53:05" wsj.com Trump's Hair Inspires Name for Newly Discovered Moth Species Just in time for inauguration, a newly discovered moth species has been named after President-elect Donald J. Trump, whose distinct hairdo resembles the yellow scales atop the moth's head. “The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr. Trump's hairstyle.”
"20.01.2017 11:25:03" wsj.com Trump, Clinton Supporters Are Walls Apart in Pre-Inaugural Balls As Donald Trump supporters at the DeploraBall celebrated on the eve of their hero's inauguration, while at the Peace Ball attendees looked ahead to the weekend's protests, the battles of the 2016 campaign seemed far from over. As Donald J. Trump supporters at the DeploraBall celebrated on the eve of the inauguration, while at the Peace Ball attendees looked ahead to the weekend's protests, the battles of the 2016 campaign seemed far from over.
"20.01.2017 11:01:13" blogs.wsj.com Obama Calls Modi to Say Thank You and Goodbye Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to say goodbye in his last days at the White House, after the pair struck up a high-profile diplomatic friendship that saw them visit each other's countries for parades, tea This is what President @[Barack Obama] and Indian Prime Minister @[Narendra Modi] talked about on their farewell call.
"20.01.2017 10:55:07" wsj.com First Lady Fashion: 30 Years of Inaugural Ball Gowns With the First Lady's inaugural gown typically donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, whatever Melania Trump wears for the inauguration will be in good company. WSJ's Niki Blasina looks back at the last 30 years of inaugural From Michelle Obama's two Jason Wu gowns to Nancy Reagan's James Galanos dress rumored to have cost more than $40,000, a look at First Lady fashion.
"20.01.2017 10:10:19" Q&A with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales
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"20.01.2017 09:50:51" wsj.com A Drive Through Inaugural Parades of the Past Parades are a tradition for presidential inaugurations. In pictures: Parades of the past.
"20.01.2017 09:00:28" wsj.com Obama's Stock Market Legacy Is Hard to Beat U.S. stocks delivered far better returns under Mr. Obama than almost any previous president, and the performance was well ahead of the rest of the world. Historians, economists and politicians will clash for years over the Obama legacy. But for investors, it has been a great time to bet on America, writes James Mackintosh.
"20.01.2017 08:30:17" wsj.com Even After May's Speech, Brexit Details Are Foggy Crucial arrangements on U.K.-EU trade, market access and funding remain unclear. European Union leaders finally some clarity about Britain's vision of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May this week, but crucial details are still unclear, Laurence Norman and Stephen Fidler write.
"20.01.2017 08:19:20" Britain and the EU: The Way Forward
What is the new vision for the United Kingdom and Europe after the UK leaves the European Union?
Dimensions to be addressed:
- Defining the EU-UK relationship
- Pivoting growth and investment strategies
"20.01.2017 08:00:08" wsj.com For Trump and China, Tough Talk Hides Big Vulnerabilities The prospects for accommodation between Donald Trump and China might seem bleak. But there is one reason for optimism: despite all the bluster, both sides have far more to lose than they are letting on. Donald J. Trump is a brash deal maker who campaigned on a promise to rein in China.
"20.01.2017 07:30:20" wsj.com New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Tells Trump Protesters to Build Movement On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration as president, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave an upbeat speech to protesters at Trump International Hotel in Manhattan in which he promised to stand up for what he believes in. “Today, we recognize that we are building something. Donald J. Trump always likes to say he builds a movement. Well, now it's time for us to start building our movement,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
"20.01.2017 07:00:15" wsj.com Japan's Emperor Akihito to Visit Vietnam, Thailand Emperor Akihito will visit Vietnam in late February, Japan said Friday, a trip aimed at cementing ties with a nation that Tokyo sees as part of a regional bulwark against China's territorial ambitions. The visit to Vietnam will be the first by an emperor of Japan, the foreign ministry said.
"20.01.2017 06:30:05" wsj.com How Markets Have Reacted to U.S. Presidents' First 100 Days While a new president's early actions are important, economic and market conditions they inherit are just as vital. A look back over market performance during the first 100 days of presidents going back to Ronald Reagan offers some surprising results.
"20.01.2017 06:00:29" wsj.com Janet Yellen Sticks to Steady Outlook on Rates Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said she doesn't see the U.S. economy at risk of overheating and doesn't expect growth to pick up much soon, comments suggesting the central bank is sticking to its plan of raising interest rates cautiously in the Speaking on the eve of Donald J. Trump's inauguration as the 45th U.S. president, Janet Yellen said the economy remains constrained by multiple long-term forces.
"20.01.2017 05:30:18" wsj.com China Leans on Familiar Stimulus Playbook to Hit 6.7% Growth With a strong push to accelerate growth with easy credit and state spending, China managed to eke out a 6.7% rise in economic growth for 2016. 2016 was third year in a row that China posted lowest annual growth in a quarter-century.
"20.01.2017 05:00:17" wsj.com Taiwan Fears Becoming a Pawn in Donald Trump's Game The elation Donald Trump stirred in Taiwan when he chatted by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen is turning into fears he will use the island as a bargaining chip with China. “We have to let Trump know Taiwan is very important and it cannot be a bargaining chip.”
"20.01.2017 04:30:07" wsj.com Indian Bull-Taming Fans Lock Horns With Animal-Rights Advocates Over Jallikattu Ban Thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to protest a ban on the popular bull-taming sport of Jallikattu after a court last week dismissed a plea to allow the event to take place. Thousands of people in India are protesting a ban on Jallikattu, a sport in which groups of men try to pull-down bulls by their humps.
"20.01.2017 04:00:17" wsj.com Donald Trump Is Expected to Move Quickly to Start Regulatory Rollback President-elect Donald Trump is expected to launch swiftly his administration's deregulatory agenda, according to lobbyists who have discussed the matter with the transition team, affecting rules governing everything from investment advice to mortgage Among Donald J. Trump's first acts as president Friday may be an order to federal agencies to temporarily cease ongoing rule-making initiatives.
"20.01.2017 03:34:38" wsj.com Uber to Pay $20 Million to Settle FTC Charges on Earnings Claims for Drivers Uber Technologies agreed Thursday to pay $20 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled drivers about potential earnings and vehicle financing. The consumer protection agency alleged that Uber exaggerated the amount of money drivers typically could earn in nearly 20 cities.
"20.01.2017 02:57:36" wsj.com Donald Trump Takes the Reins With His Team Still in Flux When Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president on Friday, his team will remain in flux and there won't be a full-scale clearing-out of Obama administration officials yet. Trump's Washington arrival starts clock on his agenda
"20.01.2017 02:24:03" wsj.com 'The Founder' Review: Cooking Keaton, Underdone Burger Michael Keaton stars as Ray Kroc, the entrepreneur who made McDonald's and fast food ubiquitous; directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern and Linda Cardellini Joe Morgenstern reviews 'The Founder,' starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the entrepreneur who made McDonald's and fast food ubiquitous.
"20.01.2017 01:47:04" wsj.com The Trump Factor in Companies' Jobs Pledges: Analyzing the Numbers A dozen major companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Donald Trump was elected president, vowing to keep jobs in America. How many of those come from Mr. Trump's pressure and how many were already planned is harder to Companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Trump's election. Here's how the number breaks down.
"20.01.2017 01:12:06" wsj.com Donald Trump's Presidency of Firsts and Familiarities By some measures, Donald Trump is truly distinctive, but he has some qualities that draw notable parallels to past presidents. A look at what sets Trump apart from his predecessors, and some parallels
"20.01.2017 00:17:06" wsj.com Netflix Strategies Fuel Soaring Stock Price Netflix's global expansion and ramp up of its streaming-operations has resulted in its share price hitting an all-time high on Thursday. Shares closed at $138.41 after the company posted strong fourth-quarter results Wednesday. Netflix stock price hits an all-time high, as expansion strategies pay off
"19.01.2017 23:56:36" wsj.com A Guide to the Events From the arrivals on the podium to the last dance in the ballroom Our guide to Donald Trump's inauguration: a schedule of events, list of speakers, map of what's happening where, and more.
"19.01.2017 23:35:49" wsj.com Mexico Extradites Drug Lord 'El Chapo' to U.S. The drug lord who escaped twice from Mexican prisons, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, has been extradited to the U.S., where he faces multiple charges in several jurisdictions, the Mexican government said Thursday. Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán has been extradited and faces charges in several courts, including Illinois, New York, Texas and California
"19.01.2017 22:19:28" wsj.com Brazil Supreme Court Judge in Charge of Car Wash Case Dies in Plane Crash Mr. Zavascki was in charge of all high-court cases related to the country's sprawling investigation into corruption. Teori Zavascki, Brazil's Supreme Court judge in charge of the country's landmark Operation Car Wash corruption investigation, died when a small plane he was traveling in crashed off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
"19.01.2017 22:01:11" wsj.com 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Review: Making Better Drivers of Us All The Mercedes-Benz E400 station wagon isn't quite self-driving, but it has enough autonomous tech to save drivers from themselves. A station wagon that wakes you up if you doze off, automatically brakes before imminent collisions, and protects your hearing in case of a crash.
"19.01.2017 21:50:43" Timeline Photos What do you want to ask Jimmy Wales? Submit your questions in the comments and join us tomorrow morning at 5:15 a.m. ET for a Live discussion with the Wikipedia founder.
"19.01.2017 21:40:08" wsj.com The Collectible-Sneaker Game: A Guide for Obsessives and Beginners Collecting limited-edition sneakers has evolved from the pasttime of a loopy subculture to a booming mainstream passion. Here's an insider look at how it works The once-niche world of collecting limited-edition sneakers has gone mainstream. Here's how to get in the game.
"19.01.2017 21:20:05" wsj.com Donald Trump Seen Bringing 'Deliberate Chaos' to the White House Donald Trump won the presidential race with an unorthodox campaign that relied on avalanche of political attacks and bold promises. As he is sworn in Friday as the nation's 45th president, he is poised to take much of that strategy with him to the White “The Trump we've seen on the campaign trail is the Trump that is going to be president.”
"19.01.2017 21:00:46" wsj.com Homes Steeped in Jewish Heritage Property prices are rising in some of the old Jewish quarters in Europe. Buyers in Poland, Germany and Italy are drawn to the character and culture of these historic neighborhoods. With the influx of restaurants and museums, Europe's old Jewish quarters are seeing more interest from home buyers.
"19.01.2017 20:40:05" wsj.com How to Hide a Celebrity Home Buyer In an age of social media and cellphones, real-estate agents use spy tactics to shield the identities of famous clients. Code names, clandestine meetings and camouflage: How real-estate agents hide their famous clients.
"19.01.2017 20:20:06" wsj.com How Compulsions Help Us Manage Our Age of Anxiety Neuroimaging and other brain-based studies suggest that compulsive behavior is a form of self-reassurance that can help us function Even the craziest-looking compulsions can be adaptive, pragmatic and all too human.
"19.01.2017 20:00:43" wsj.com Western Union to Pay $586 Million to Resolve Criminal, Civil Charges Money-transfer company Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to resolve U.S. criminal and civil charges that it failed to effectively police customers who were potentially using its services to engage in fraud. Western Union admitted it failed to maintain an effective anti-money-laundering program and it aided and abetted wire fraud.
"19.01.2017 19:40:03" wsj.com Trump's Potential Conflicts of Interest Around the World Donald Trump's vast business connections at home and abroad present many potential conflicts of interest that likely cannot be resolved by current plans for his sons to take over the helm of his company. Photo: Associated Press Donald Trump's vast business connections at home and abroad present many potential conflicts of interest that likely cannot be resolved by current plans for his sons to take over the helm of his company.
"19.01.2017 19:20:04" wsj.com Voter Anxiety That Fueled Trump's Victory Turns to Hope for Jobs In places ranging from the mill towns of North Carolina to Wyoming coal country, the anger that many working-class Americans felt in casting a ballot for Donald Trump in November has turned into hope on the eve of his presidency. "We're hoping he keeps some percentage of the promises of bringing coal and iron back to this country.”
"19.01.2017 19:00:38" wsj.com Companies Pony Up for Donald Trump's Inauguration At least four corporations that declined to support or reduced their donations to the July Republican convention have given to Donald Trump's inaugural committee, which raised a record $90 million. Coca-Cola, UPS and Wal-Mart didn't give to the GOP convention but are supporting the inauguration.
"19.01.2017 18:40:09" wsj.com New Wall Street Conflict: Analysts Say 'Buy' to Win Special Access for Their Clients Securing face time for investors with top executives has become a vital revenue source for securities firms; 'brand ambassadors' at Coach New Wall Street conflict: Analysts' relationships with company executives have become an increasingly vital revenue source. And that puts pressure on analysts to give positive ratings on the companies they follow.
"19.01.2017 18:20:04" wsj.com President Obama's 'Eight for Eight' Legacy Here's a list of eight accomplishments and eight disappointments from President Obama's eight years in office. WSJ's Shelby Holliday reports. As President Barack Obama passes the torch to Donald Trump, how will the 44th President's legacy be remembered?
"19.01.2017 18:01:00" wsj.com How to Use Tech to Reach Your Elected Officials A guide for reaching your elected officials to make your voice heard. We're not talking about rattling off a quick rant on Facebook. One of the most important democratic acts at your disposal is directly contacting elected officials to weigh in on issues that matter to you.
"19.01.2017 17:40:11" wsj.com Six Horrifying Words: The McFlurry Machine Is Down Again McDonald's McFlurry fans are melting down over frequent interruptions in service Why is the McFlurry machine always down?
"19.01.2017 17:20:11" wsj.com Seven Reasons to Buy a Fake-Croc Handbag Here's why your next bag should be faux. #1: It's never looked more real.
"19.01.2017 17:00:58" wsj.com The Mortgage Market's $1 Trillion Pocket of Worry Nonbanking firms take on bigger share of FHA-backed mortgages Bonds backed by certain risky single-family mortgages topped $1 trillion for the first time in November, as warnings increase for one corner of the housing market.
"19.01.2017 16:40:06" wsj.com LinkedIn's Website Is No Longer Terrible A makeover of LinkedIn's website makes it easier to read posts and connect with people helpful to your career. Starting today, LinkedIn's makeover makes it worth more of your time.
"19.01.2017 16:30:37" Student loan repayments lower than first reported. Costco sell... Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero: Student loan repayments are lower than first thought. Costco sells the most coveted golf ball. Will & Grace fans might be disappointed by the upcoming revival. Dan Neil reviews the Mercedes-Benz E400 wagon.
"19.01.2017 16:30:31" wsj.com Indian Bull-Taming Fans Lock Horns With Animal-Rights Advocates Over Jallikattu Ban Thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to protest a ban on the popular bull-taming sport of Jallikattu after a court last week dismissed a plea to allow the event to take place. Thousands of people in India are protesting a ban on Jallikattu, a sport in which groups of men try to pull-down bulls by their humps.
"19.01.2017 16:20:04" wsj.com Donald Trump, His Children, and 500+ Potential Conflicts of Interest President-elect Donald Trump's complex holdings place him in an unprecedented position. Mapping the network of Donald J. Trump's vast business empire reveals the unparalleled scope of his holdings.
"19.01.2017 16:00:04" wsj.com U.S. Bombers Hit Islamic State in Libya American B-2 bombers struck at multiple sites in Libya on Wednesday, including an Islamic State training camp, in what represents a broadening of the U.S. war against the extremist group in northern Africa. As many as 90 Islamic State fighters may have been killed, according to military officials.
"19.01.2017 15:40:10" wsj.com Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products Google buys millions of its own search ads, competing with customers and promoting its products atop search results. A WSJ analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.
"19.01.2017 15:20:06" wsj.com Islamic State Steps Up Oil and Gas Sales to Assad Regime U.S. and European officials say the sales are providing the militant group with desperately needed cash and the Syrian government with badly needed commodities. U.S. and European officials say the sales are providing the militant group with desperately needed cash and the Syrian government with badly needed commodities.
"19.01.2017 15:00:09" wsj.com The Most Coveted Ball in Golf is From Costco Good luck finding one. How $1.25 golf balls from Costco became the sport's most coveted item.
"19.01.2017 14:40:15" wsj.com Mnuchin's Bank Foreclosed on This Couple. Now They Support Trump “Mnuchin did a bad thing to us,” said Gregory Horoski. “As a businessman, I can tell you that if roles were reversed, I would have done the same exact thing.” Diana Yano-Horoski and her husband spent years in court fighting efforts by Steven Mnuchin's OneWest Bank to foreclose on their home. Now, the couple say their experience gave them a more conservative worldview.
"19.01.2017 14:21:07" wsj.com U.S. Military Moves to Clear 'Ghost Soldiers' From Afghan Payroll The U.S. military has wiped 30,000 names of suspected ghost Afghan soldiers off its payroll, as part of a widening corruption crackdown that a top American general estimates will save the U.S. millions of dollars each month. “Step one is knowing who you have, step two is whether they show up for work or not.”
"19.01.2017 14:01:09" wsj.com Indian Outsourcing Firms Fear Curbs on H-1B Visa Workers Under Trump President-elect Donald Trump doesn't take office until Friday, but he is already forcing India's mammoth $108 billion technology outsourcing industry to rethink hiring practices in the U.S., its largest market. While Donald J. Trump has chastised U.S. firms for offshoring American jobs, Indian outsourcing firms could be set to see renewed heat for doing the opposite—placing foreign workers in the U.S., mainly through a skilled-worker visa.
"19.01.2017 13:40:06" wsj.com Gambia Braces for Military Intervention Gambians were bracing for a possible military intervention by other West African states Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh refused to step down when his formal mandate expired at midnight. Gambians are bracing for a possible military intervention by other West African states after President Jammeh refused to step down when his formal mandate expired at midnight.
"19.01.2017 13:23:09" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on Trump's nominees, Obama's settlements, flying cheap and more. Sign up here for the daily newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/2jBqKZI
"19.01.2017 13:00:17" blogs.wsj.com Why H-1B Visas Are So Important to India's Outsourcing Industry – The Numbers President-elect Donald Trump's imminent inauguration is forcing India's massive technology outsourcing industry to rethink hiring practices in the U.S., its largest market, as detailed in The Wall Street Journal Thursday. Here are a few of the numbers For years Indian companies like Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys have been sending programmers and engineers to the U.S. on high-skilled worker visas.
"19.01.2017 12:27:04" wsj.com Ukraine Tries Do-It-Yourself Military Upgrade While Awaiting Trump Ukraine is ramping up its defense industry to confront Russia as officials wait to see if Donald Trump will rewrite U.S. support for their country. Ukraine is ramping up its defense industry to confront Russia as officials wait to see if Donald J. Trump will rewrite U.S. support.
"19.01.2017 12:05:07" wsj.com For Barack Obama, a New Role Is Waiting in Washington As a former president just miles from the White House, Barack Obama's plans to keep a low profile come with a caveat. “Are there going to be days when he wishes he were president again? Perhaps,” said a senior White House adviser who has been a friend of Barack Obama for more than two decades.
"19.01.2017 11:35:05" wsj.com Voter Anxiety That Fueled Trump's Victory Turns to Hope for Jobs In places ranging from the mill towns of North Carolina to Wyoming coal country, the anger that many working-class Americans felt in casting a ballot for Donald Trump in November has turned into hope on the eve of his presidency. The anger that many working-class Americans felt in casting a ballot for Donald J. Trump has turned into hope on the eve of his presidency. “Trump is our last best hope,” says one voter.
"19.01.2017 11:03:17" wsj.com Novak Djokovic Loses to Wild Card Denis Istomin in Australian Open Shock Novak Djokovic has lost to Denis Istomin, a 30-year-old wild card from Uzbekistan, at the Australian Open. A 30-year-old wild card from Uzbekistan has defeated the man who won five of the past six Australian Opens.
"19.01.2017 10:27:04" wsj.com Italy Avalanche Leaves Dozens Missing About 30 people were missing after an avalanche hit a hotel in central Italy, authorities said, following earthquakes in the area a day earlier. About 30 people are missing after an avalanche hit a hotel in central Italy following earthquakes yesterday.
"19.01.2017 09:55:40" wsj.com Bitcoin Trading Faces Greater Scrutiny in China In a development that could hurt bitcoin trading in its biggest market, Chinese regulators say two bitcoin exchanges improperly engaged in margin financing and failed to impose controls to prevent money laundering. This development could hurt bitcoin trading in China–its biggest market.
"19.01.2017 09:22:52" wsj.com Yellen Says Nonpartisan Fed Will Focus on the Economy Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen defended the central bank as a nonpartisan institution, saying it would react to economic developments regardless of short-term political pressures. “We are at a point where many economic policy changes are under consideration and of course we will closely follow what happens with economic policy,” Janet Yellen said.
"19.01.2017 08:00:15" wsj.com Wall Street Gets Back Its Groove The historic U.S. election jolted Wall Street trading desks, buoying investor confidence and sparking activity that pushed the five biggest U.S. investment banks to sharply higher fourth-quarter profits. “There was increased optimism around the world.”
"19.01.2017 07:30:13" wsj.com Safran Agrees to Buy Zodiac Aerospace French aerospace supplier Safran has agreed to buy Zodiac Aerospace in a deal that values the beleaguered French plane cabin interiors specialist at $9 billion. The deal is set to create the world's No. 3 aerospace supplier to the big plane makers Airbus and Boeing.
"19.01.2017 07:00:04" wsj.com The Multiple Paths to a Bad Brexit Deal By declaring “no deal is better than a bad deal,” Theresa May made clear that a once-widely dismissed scenario is now the government's official fallback plan if it doesn't get what it wants from Brexit negotiations. The prospect of a chaotic exit from the EU is now one that needs to taken extremely seriously, Simon Nixon writes.
"19.01.2017 06:30:07" wsj.com NASA Looks to Reserve More Seats on Russian Spacecraft for U.S. Astronauts The American space agency admits that U.S.-built spacecraft won't be ready to routinely transport astronauts into orbit by 2018 as promised. NASA has formally acknowledged what many aerospace industry officials have speculated for years: U.S.-built spacecraft won't be ready to routinely transport American astronauts into orbit by 2018 as promised.
"19.01.2017 06:00:00" wsj.com Paul McCartney to U.S. Court: 'Help!' Paul McCartney is taking Sony Corp.'s music-publishing division to court in an effort to take back his copyrights in Beatles songs he mostly co-wrote with John Lennon. Paul McCartney aims to take back his copyrights in The Beatles songs he mostly co-wrote with John Lennon.
"19.01.2017 05:30:00" wsj.com The NFL's Mediocre Toads Hop to L.A. If Los Angeles can handle two terrible football teams, why not a third? "We figure if L.A. doesn't care about having two wretched NFL football teams, it won't notice a third," writes Jason Gay.
"19.01.2017 05:00:00" wsj.com Donald Trump's Nominees Stick to His Script The president-elect's cabinet choices at this week's confirmation hearings represented the leading edge of Donald Trump's push to reverse the domestic policies advanced by President Barack Obama's administration. “This is a swamp cabinet full of bankers and billionaires.”
"19.01.2017 04:30:00" wsj.com Obama Administration Races to Finish Probes, Wring Payouts From Firms The Obama administration rushed to complete a raft of investigations of big business before relinquishing power, reaching settlements worth around $20 billion in the past week alone with megabanks, auto makers, drug companies and others. U.S. reaches settlements worth around $20 billion in the past week alone with megabanks, auto makers, drug companies and others.
"19.01.2017 04:00:42" wsj.com Japanese Hotelier Angers China With Claim That Nanjing Massacre Was Fake One of Japan's largest hotel chains has sparked condemnation from China for a book placed in its rooms that describes the Nanjing Massacre as fake. APA Group, which operates 155 hotels in Japan, said it won't remove a book by APA Chief Executive Toshio Motoya that describes as “fake” the 1937 killing of civilians in Nanjing by the Japanese military, widely known as the Nanjing Massacre.
"19.01.2017 03:30:00" wsj.com Loos You Can Use: Japan to Simplify Toilets Makers of Japanese toilets will standardize the icons on the panels of the country's high-tech toilet seats to avoid bafflement among foreign tourists. Lost in translation: Japan to simplify icons on high-tech toilet seats to avoid bafflement among foreign tourists.
"19.01.2017 03:00:00" wsj.com Court Denies Arrest Warrant for Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong A South Korean court denied an arrest warrant for Lee Jae-yong, the scion of the Samsung conglomerate, for his alleged involvement in a national corruption scandal. The court's decision keeps Samsung's heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong out of detention as the broader probe continues.
"19.01.2017 02:30:00" wsj.com Acquired Taste: Vegemite Gets an Australian Owner Vegemite, Australia's best-known condiment, is among a basket of brands being sold by Mondelez International to Bega Cheese. Australia's best-known condiment is about to have something relatively unusual in its nearly 100-year history: an Australian owner.
"19.01.2017 02:00:00" wsj.com Like Trump, Haley Is Critical of U.N., Though She Also Sees Benefits President-elect Donald Trump's choice to represent the U.S. at the United Nations, Gov. Nikki Haley, told a Senate panel she sees some benefits to the U.N., but also sees problems. “I know that he [Donald Trump ]has made comments to you about his feelings about the United Nations, but those are not my feelings,” Nikki Haley said at her confirmation hearing.
"19.01.2017 01:30:12" blogs.wsj.com How Jimmy Kimmel is Preparing to Host the Oscars Jimmy Kimmel is less than six weeks out from hosting the 89th Academy Awards and he's already having recurring stress dreams about it. Jimmy Kimmel is less than six weeks out from hosting the 89th Academy Awards and he's already having stress dreams about it.
"19.01.2017 01:00:11" wsj.com Deutsche Bank Stops Senior Bankers' Bonuses for 2016 Deutsche Bank AG said Wednesday that many managing directors and other senior employees won't receive individual bonuses for 2016, reflecting higher legal costs and other hits on the bank's profits. The German lender's management board said in a memo to employees that “tough measures are unavoidable” because the bank is cutting thousands of jobs and withholding dividends from shareholders.
"19.01.2017 00:32:55" wsj.com Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed An analysis of revised figures from the Education Department shows many more students are failing to pay back their loans than thought. Many more students have defaulted on or failed to pay back their college loans than the U.S. government previously believed.
"19.01.2017 00:00:30" wsj.com Poll: Clinton Could Beat De Blasio in NYC Mayor Race Hillary Clinton isn't expected to run for mayor of New York City, but if she did, Mayor Bill de Blasio could lose, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. Hillary Clinton isn't expected to run for mayor of New York City, but if she did, Mayor Bill de Blasio had better watch out, according to a new poll.
"18.01.2017 23:30:16" wsj.com Barack Obama, in Final News Conference, Says Donald Trump Deserves Room President Obama on Wednesday said President-elect Donald Trump deserves space to pursue his agenda, while also suggesting his successor tread carefully on such volatile issues as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The president said in his last press conference that his incoming successor deserves space to pursue his agenda, even as he suggested Donald Trump tread carefully on such volatile issues as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"18.01.2017 23:00:40" wsj.com Q&A: How Ethics Laws Apply to Trump As President President-elect Donald Trump's complex web of business holdings in the U.S. and abroad has raised a number of ethical questions without precedent in modern times, due to the breadth of the holdings and his plans to distance himself from them while in Here's a guide to the laws and constitutional provisions that constrain the highest office in the land.
"18.01.2017 22:30:28" wsj.com Flurry of IPOs Poised to Test Market for New Offerings The IPO market is perking up after the slowest year for new U.S. listings in more than a decade. The IPO market is perking up after the slowest year for new U.S. listings in more than a decade.
"18.01.2017 22:01:32" wsj.com Trump to Issue Inaugural License Plates After All President-elect Donald Trump has decided to issue special license plates for his inaugural parade, a reversal on an issue that threatened to overshadow his presidency in the small-but-dedicated community of license-plate collectors. Donald Trump has decided to issue special license plates for his inaugural parade, a reversal on an issue that threatened to overshadow his presidency in the small-but-dedicated community of license-plate collectors.
"18.01.2017 21:20:09" wsj.com U.S. Officials Say Sizable Arab Force Identified for Raqqa Campaign Some Arab rebel groups allied with the U.S.-led coalition question the U.S. assessment of the number of Arabs who would be ready to join the fight. The U.S.-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic State into the city of Raqqa, U.S. military officials said.
"18.01.2017 21:00:38" wsj.com New Ways to Book Trips With Miles Some tech developers are trying to automate award shopping. Frequent fliers use professional bookers and new online services to find award seats and redeem miles as airlines make it tougher
"18.01.2017 20:40:09" wsj.com President Obama Says Chelsea Manning Served 'Tough Prison Sentence' Some tech developers are trying to automate award shopping. President Obama, in his last scheduled news conference, said he commuted the sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning because he decided that “justice has been served.”
"18.01.2017 20:20:08" wsj.com Mortgage-Rate Rise Hits Coastal Property Markets Hardest The disparity reflects a deep divide in home prices between the nation's priciest and least expensive markets. Pricey real-estate markets on the coasts are bearing the brunt of the recent rise in mortgage rates and are likely to feel more pain as rates climb, housing economists say.
"18.01.2017 20:00:31" wsj.com Russian and Turkish Jets Strike Islamic State Positions in Northern Syria Turkey and Russia have been at loggerheads throughout the Syrian conflict as they opposed different sides. Russian and Turkish jets carried out coordinated airstrikes against Islamic State targets in the northern Syrian city of al Bab, in what Russia's defense ministry described as the first such air operation between the two countries.
"18.01.2017 19:40:07" wsj.com Photographing an Era We asked nine members of the White House press pool what their favorite images are from the Obama era. Here are the stories behind those photographs. Nine White House photographers look back at their favorite image from the Obama years.
"18.01.2017 19:20:29" wsj.com President Obama's Final Press Conference Live coverage of President Obama's final press conference.
"18.01.2017 19:20:09" wsj.com Can Tech Make Democracy Great Again? A guide to nonpartisan online tools tracking what politicians say and do. Trump may own Twitter, but there aren't too many nonpartisan online tools tracking everything politicians say and do, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.
"18.01.2017 19:00:37" wsj.com NATO Skeptical About Direct Counterterror Role Czech General Petr Pavel, the chairman of NATO's military committee, said the alliance is continuing to adapt. NATO's top generals expressed reservations about how much the alliance could bolster its counter-terror efforts, despite calls from President-elect Donald Trump for a shift in its focus.
"18.01.2017 18:40:08" wsj.com Last Year Was Warmest on Record, Climate Experts Say The World Meteorological Organization says that 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have occurred in this century. Rising global temperatures in 2016 set a record for the third year in a row, as federal climate experts rated it the warmest year world-wide since modern record keeping began.
"18.01.2017 18:20:23" wsj.com Flying High: Research Unveils Birds' Learning Power Wild birds rapidly learned by watching those trained in the lab. Research into a species of English songbird shows how primates aren't the only animals to learn and retain that knowledge over generations.
"18.01.2017 18:02:47" wsj.com On Economy, Obama Wanted More Change Than Americans Did Mr. Obama never became the radical some envisioned. President Obama pushed through a more complete safety net and a more redistributive tax code, but his efforts to remake finance, technology, energy and labor markets are in doubt, writes Greg Ip.
"18.01.2017 17:45:40" What's been happening in Davos?
The Wall Street Journal's Gerard Baker and Grainne McCarthy discuss.
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"18.01.2017 17:41:17" wsj.com How Badly Were We Craving Jack in the Box Tacos? Badly Restoring the tacos to their ideal ratio of crunch to sog was one issue. After a popular article proclaimed them 'vile and amazing,' Journal staffers in New York cooked up a plan to import Jack in the Box tacos using West Coast colleagues, ice packs, a real-life scientist, UPS and a toaster.
"18.01.2017 17:20:03" wsj.com Military Ready to Present Trump Team with Options to Fight Islamic State Military officials said Monday the options wouldn't include deploying any large U.S. ground combat force to Syria or Iraq. America's top uniformed officer said the military is ready to present options to the new administration in the fight against Islamic State.
"18.01.2017 17:00:36" wsj.com Mystery Fungus Sparks NIH Crisis, Imperiling Trials, Patients and Its Boss NIH in crisis: Hospital enrollment falls, clinical studies cut, treatments delayed. Crisis response at the National Institutes of Health has triggered delays in treatment and put its chief, Francis Collins, in the hot seat.
"18.01.2017 16:41:08" wsj.com Low Price, No Frills: More Carriers Launch Basic Economy Fares American said elite customers and eligible holders of its AAdvantage credit card will be allowed to bring one personal item plus one bag for the overhead bin. Like United, American said passengers can bring only one carry-on item that fits under the seat in front of them.
"18.01.2017 16:30:30" Americans want Donald J. Trump to get off Twitter. Should you ... Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero: Americans to Donald J. Trump: stop Tweeting! Should you use a professional service to book frequent flier awards? The Outsider Art Fair celebrates its 25th anniversary.
"18.01.2017 16:30:14" Blockchain: The future of finance?
Got a question on blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin?
The Wall Street Journal's Charles Forelle speaks to Don Tapscott, author of a book on blockchain.
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"18.01.2017 16:20:04" wsj.com Trump Voters Harbor Mixed Feelings Ahead of Inauguration Despite complaints from supporters, Mr. Trump shows no sign of giving up his use of Twitter. Voters' evolving view of Donald Trump could tip the balance of public opinion, affecting how much leverage the president-elect will have with Congress and his prospects for uniting the country.
"18.01.2017 16:02:19" WSJ. Custom Studios Exploring trade and capital flows into and within Asia Pacific.
"18.01.2017 16:00:58" blogs.wsj.com Acknowledging the Obvious, White House Says Guantanamo Will Not Close Mr. Obama's efforts did reduce the population at Guantanamo Bay from nearly 300 when he took office to 45 as of Tuesday. The White House conceded that President Barack Obama will not succeed in his efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before leaving office, removing the option of taking executive action to achieve one of his earliest campaign
"18.01.2017 15:40:03" wsj.com Most Small Businesses Create Fewer Than One New Job a Year, Study Finds Most small firms employ just a few workers and struggle with unpredictable results. Employment growth is slow and unsteady at most small firms, with the median small business adding fewer than one full-time position a year, despite the sector's reputation as the engine of U.S. job growth.
"18.01.2017 15:20:04" wsj.com Russia Extends Edward Snowden's Residence Permit Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden was granted asylum by Russia in 2013 after he was charged with espionage by the U.S. Russia's government gave no explanation as to why Edward Snowden's residence permit was renewed months before the current one was due to expire.
"18.01.2017 15:00:52" wsj.com High Court Ponders Whether the Right to Offend Can be Trademarked Ethnic and minority groups say the government shouldn't be required to endorse the use of slurs in the marketplace. The Supreme Court will consider the case of a provocatively named Asian-American rock band to decide whether the government can reject trademarks that it deems offensive, an issue with high stakes for the Washington Redskins football team.
"18.01.2017 14:40:08" wsj.com Health Secretary Pick Tom Price to Face Questions on Stock Trades, Obamacare Plans at Confirmation Hearing Questions have arisen about Mr. Price's investments in medical firms. Lawmakers Wednesday plan to grill U.S. Rep. Tom Price, president-elect Donald Trump's pick to run Health and Human Services, on Republican plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act as well as on possible ethical issues surrounding Mr. Price's stock
"18.01.2017 14:20:08" wsj.com Commerce Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross Set for Confirmation Hearing Mr. Ross has been involved on the business side of international trade during his long career as an investor and restructuring specialist. Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary, is set to take the incoming administration's tough trade talk to Capitol Hill.
"18.01.2017 14:02:56" wsj.com Zinke: 'Climate Change Is Not a Hoax' Interior Secretary nominee Rep. Ryan Zinke (R., Mont.) said he believed climate change was not a "hoax," responding to a question from Sen. Bernie Sanders (D, Vt.) about President-elect Donald Trump's assertion that it was.
"18.01.2017 14:00:07" blogs.wsj.com India Takes Over World's Top Spot for App Downloads on Google Play, Analytics Firm Says As smartphones and data plans became more affordable in India, the South Asian nation dethroned the U.S. and Brazil to become the world's top consumer of Google Play applications last year. India's appetite for apps has put it on top of the world for downloads in the Google Play store, an analytics firm says.
"18.01.2017 13:40:03" wsj.com Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's Pick for EPA Chief, Plans to Emphasize Disagreements With Obama Democrats hope to grill Mr. Pruitt on his ties to the oil, natural gas and coal industries. Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, plans to testify to Congress that the agency under the Obama administration hampered its own effectiveness through regulatory action that circumvented
"18.01.2017 13:22:45" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on today's top news, including the Trump-driven dollar, President Obama's commutations and more.
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"18.01.2017 12:55:26" wsj.com British Consumers Keep Economy Humming Months After Brexit Vote The U.K. economy has performed better than most experts expected since June's Brexit vote, thanks largely to British consumers who confounded predictions that they would cut back on spending. Britons didn't cut back as expected after the Brexit vote. Why investors should be cautious of economists' predictions.
"18.01.2017 12:34:17" wsj.com Biden Lashes Out at Trump Over Comments on NATO Joe Biden hit back at President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the trans-Atlantic alliance, describing the U.S.'s bond with Europe as the foundation of global security and economic success, and sharply criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin. Joe Biden hits back at Donald J. Trump's criticism of the trans-Atlantic alliance.
"18.01.2017 11:58:37" wsj.com Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized in Houston Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, but the 92-year-old is “fine” and expected to go home in a few days, his chief of staff said. George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, but the 92-year-old is “fine” and expected to go home in a few days.
"18.01.2017 10:45:06" wsj.com Marine Le Pen Centers Presidential Run on Getting France Out of Eurozone National Front leader Marine Le Pen is seeking to turn May's presidential election into a referendum on the European Union by detailing a strategy to pull France from the bloc and its single currency if she wins. Marine Le Pen is seeking to turn France's presidential election into a referendum on the European Union.
"18.01.2017 09:00:23" wsj.com China vs. U.S.: The New Great Game Begins Tuesday capped an extraordinary day at the World Economic Forum, where major players in geopolitics set out their positions for a world order that is evolving before our eyes. At Davos, a new great game has begun: China, America, Europe return to negotiating table.
"18.01.2017 08:30:22" wsj.com China's Xi Jinping Issues a Defense of Globalization Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to "say no to protectionism" with a full-throated defense of free trade at the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: Gian Ehrenzeller/European Pressphoto Agency Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to "say no to protectionism" with a full-throated defense of free trade at the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
"18.01.2017 08:00:05" wsj.com Why China's Recent Market Plunge Didn't Spark a Broader Selloff Shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell sharply earlier this week, but the reaction within China and abroad was much more muted than in previous years. Chinese market selloffs aren't what they used to be.
"18.01.2017 07:30:08" wsj.com Nintendo Uses Japan Display as Sole Screen-Panel Supplier for Switch Japan Display is the exclusive supplier of touch-screen panels for Nintendo's new Switch videogame console. The exclusive deal with Nintendo is likely to be relatively small in revenue terms for Japan Display but useful in cushioning volatility from the smartphone business, the core market for the display maker's screens.
"18.01.2017 07:00:20" blogs.wsj.com Why Are Party Symbols Like the Bicycle So Important in Indian Elections? A familiar Indian political saga played out in the country this month, as two factions of a party squabbled over what emblem to identify themselves with for upcoming state elections. Factions of one party in India have been fighting over the use of the bicycle as their symbol -- here's why it is important.
"18.01.2017 06:30:06" wsj.com Gunmen Attack State Prosecutor's Office in Cancún Gunmen attacked the state prosecutor's office in the popular Caribbean resort city of Cancún on Tuesday, and officials said four people had been killed in a battle with security forces. Officials said four people had been killed in a battle with security forces.
"18.01.2017 06:00:11" wsj.com Majority of Americans Disapprove of Trump's Twitter Use, Poll Finds A strong majority of Americans believes that president-elect Donald Trump's prolific use of Twitter is a bad idea, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Americans have a clear message for Donald J. Trump: Stop tweeting!
"18.01.2017 05:30:15" wsj.com Federal Trade Commission Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Qualcomm The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday sued Qualcomm Inc., alleging the semiconductor company engaged in unlawful tactics to maintain a monopoly on a type of chip used in cellphones. The FTC alleged that Qualcomm used its position as the dominant provider of baseband processors.
"18.01.2017 05:00:05" wsj.com Former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes Dies at 63 Brenda Barnes, a former chief executive of Sara Lee Corp. who became a symbol of the hard choices women face juggling work and family life, died Tuesday, her family said. Former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes, once one of highest-ranking women in corporate America, dies at 63.
"18.01.2017 04:30:07" wsj.com Trump Comments Signal Shift in Approach to U.S. Dollar By talking down the value of the U.S. dollar, President-elect Donald Trump is potentially veering away from more than two decades of strong-dollar precedent. “Our dollar is too strong,” Donald J. Trump told The Wall Street Journal.
"18.01.2017 04:00:19" wsj.com In Davos, Anthony Scaramucci Translates Trump Message to Global Elite Anthony Scaramucci—hedge-fund showman, conference organizer, Trump confidant—is a Davos habitué. This year, he is also the new administration's ambassador to the global elite. “The United States and the new administration does not want to have a trade war,” said Anthony Scaramucci.
"18.01.2017 03:30:12" wsj.com Second Theranos Lab Failed U.S. Inspection Theranos failed a second major U.S. regulatory inspection of its laboratory facilities, people familiar with the situation said, a setback the Silicon Valley blood-testing firm hasn't disclosed to investors or patients. The failed regulatory inspection—at its one active lab at the time—has put Theranos at risk of a new round of sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.
"18.01.2017 03:10:47" wsj.com More Than a Quarter of House Democrats to Skip Inauguration Reasons cited include Trump's comments about women, immigrants and Rep. John Lewis, as well as Russian hacking accusations. The number of House Democrats planning to skip the inauguration of Republican Donald Trump surpassed 50 on Tuesday, meaning that more than a quarter of the party's House caucus is slated to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the incoming president.
"18.01.2017 02:29:05" blogs.wsj.com Obama Approval Rating Finishes Strong but Falls Short of Reagan, Clinton President Barack Obama is ending his two terms in the White House on a high note -- but not as high as some of his predecessors. Obama's approval rating is the highest he's had since his first year in office, but falls short of the end-of-term rating that polls gave to Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.
"18.01.2017 02:00:27" wsj.com The End of Two-a-Days? The NCAA Pushes a Less Demanding Practice Schedule The NCAA's proposal distributed to schools on Tuesday would eliminate two-a-day practices in hopes of reducing concussions and other injuries In an effort to reduce concussions and other injuries, the NCAA is recommending that college-football teams abandon two-a-day practices and scale back the number of full-contact days.
"18.01.2017 01:30:30" wsj.com Coming Soon: a Luxury Hotel With the Worst Weather You've Ever Seen New Hampshire businessman plans a $10 million tourist lodge high on Mount Washington, which is prone to dense fog, hurricane-force winds, flash summer snowstorms, and can only be reached by a tricky hike, a treacherous drive or a 150-year-old cog railway Fog shrouds Mount Washington 60% of the time. Hurricane-force winds blow through every two days on any given week between October and May. Some think it's just the place to build a luxury hotel.
"18.01.2017 01:00:19" wsj.com Eyeballs Are No Longer Enough for Netflix Netflix should be able to meet subscriber targets, but investors may start demanding profits. Subscriber growth has long been the focus for Netflix investors, but 2017 could be the year that begins to change.
"18.01.2017 00:30:10" wsj.com Donald Trump Least Popular New President in at Least a Generation, Poll Finds As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office, a growing share of Americans disapprove of how he has handled his transition to the White House. Some 48% view Mr. Trump in a negative light, to 38% in a favorable one, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC Donald Trump's performance over the last month has hurt his standing, not helped it, a new poll shows, as a growing share of Americans disapprove of how he has handled his transition to the White House.
"18.01.2017 00:00:25" wsj.com Treasury Pick Mnuchin, Like His Would-Be Boss, Followed His Own Rules While chairman of OneWest, Steven Mnuchin tried to persuade regulators to sell him a shaky thrift in late 2009, pushing outside the normal channels of the failed-bank takeover process. The purchase of First Federal Bank of California helped earn him Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick for Treasury secretary, has shown a willingness to push outside normal channels, as shown by his aggressive pursuit of a troubled savings institution in 2009.
"17.01.2017 23:30:29" wsj.com President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence President Barack Obama commuted the remaining years in a prison sentence for Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years for leaking secret government information. The president has commuted the remaining years in a prison sentence for Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years for leaking secret government information.
"17.01.2017 23:00:40" wsj.com Bayer Will Keep Monsanto Jobs in U.S., Trump Team Says Bayer's pledge makes it the latest major company to make commitments on U.S. jobs, investment or operations following Mr. Trump's November election. Bayer AG will maintain Monsanto's entire U.S. workforce after the German chemicals giant's planned $57 billion acquisition of the U.S. agrochemical group, a spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump has said.
"17.01.2017 22:40:14" wsj.com Tom Price, Nominee for HHS Secretary and a Doctor, Is a Harbinger of Health Care Under Donald Trump Mr. Price is proving to be one of Mr. Trump's most divisive cabinet picks. Tom Price, Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to remedy a health-care system he believes is badly broken. Critics fear he will only make it worse.
"17.01.2017 22:20:12" wsj.com Former 'Apprentice' Contestant Sues Trump for Defamation The lawsuit, filed in New York state court, follows a string of allegations brought against Mr. Trump during his presidential run by women claiming he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. A former “Apprentice” contestant who has accused Donald J. Trump of making unwanted sexual advances is now suing him for defamation.
"17.01.2017 22:00:21" wsj.com Nigerian Military Jet Bombs Refugee Camp, Killing Dozens Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said the attack was an accident and said the government was working to support the victims. A Nigerian military jet, on mission to root out Boko Haram militants, bombed a camp for people fleeing the jihadist group, killing dozens and injuring many more.
"17.01.2017 21:40:03" wsj.com Obama Administration Sending $500 Million to Global Climate Change Fund The global climate fund is part of a broader international effort to address climate change, including a 2015 deal agreed to by nearly 200 countries in Paris. The Obama administration announced Tuesday it is funneling $500 million to a global fund to address climate change.
"17.01.2017 21:20:09" wsj.com About Half of Americans Think Russia Interfered With Election Through Hacking, Poll Finds Some 36% of those surveyed said they didn't think the Russian government conducted hacking into Democratic Party computers to interfere in the election. About half of Americans believe the Russian government interfered with the 2016 election by hacking into Democratic Party computers, but a far smaller share believe this affected the outcome of the election, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found.
"17.01.2017 21:00:06" wsj.com The 2017 Detroit Auto Show in Photos The U.S. market's sudden swing toward crossovers and SUVs has left some well established nameplates to win back market share that were once safe. Your guide to the most significant introductions at the Detroit Auto Show, from the unlikely (Kia Singer) to the practical (Honda Odyssey) to the futuristic (Audi Q8 e-tron Concept).
"17.01.2017 20:40:06" wsj.com Why Telling a Joke Pays Off for a Boss Even jokes that fall flat have a payoff. Telling a joke—even a bad one—may help leaders be perceived as more confident and competent by co-workers, according to new research.
"17.01.2017 20:20:08" wsj.com Islamic State Gains in Syria Province The gains against the regime come at a time when Islamic State is losing ground across its self-declared caliphate. Islamic State forces cut in half the last Syrian government enclave in an oil-rich eastern province, putting new pressure on the regime after the terror group suffered setbacks elsewhere.
"17.01.2017 20:00:16" wsj.com Trump, Boeing CEO Discuss Air Force One Requirements Mr. Trump has singled out the Air Force One replacement program and the F-35 combat jet made by Lockheed Martin for criticism over their cost. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump that they discussed simplifying the requirements for the new planes that would serve as Air Force One.
"17.01.2017 19:40:11" wsj.com Trump vs. CEOs vs. Shareholders Spending more with little obvious return is typically a quick way to send your stock down. But these aren't normal times. President-elect Donald Trump's tweets could force money-losing business decisions, which executives will struggle to explain to investors.
"17.01.2017 19:30:20" Timeline Photos Blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin, has been heralded as the future of finance. What is it, how does it work, is it really revolutionary? Submit your questions in the comments and join us tomorrow when we speak to technology expert Don
"17.01.2017 19:20:08" wsj.com Businesses Push Donald Trump to Salvage Pacific Trade Pact TPP supporters say the pact is important as a way to convince Asian nations that the U.S. wants to remain a leader in the region and won't cede economic power to China. Business and agricultural groups are lobbying Trump transition officials to rework and even rename a Pacific trade deal that would knit together the U.S. and Asian countries, despite Mr. Trump's plan to scrap the agreement.
"17.01.2017 19:00:55" wsj.com Mall Owners Find Relief From Unlikely Source: Online Retailers More retail centers are housing Amazon Lockers, which allow online customers to pick up and return packages at their convenience. Mall owners are finally getting some help from online retailers, which are converting vacant space into places to pick up and return goods.
"17.01.2017 18:40:05" wsj.com The Best Ways to Manage a Demanding Boss Some coping strategies can make the problem worse, says Sheila Heen, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and co-author of “Difficult Conversations." Don't ignore—or meekly accept—the requests of demanding supervisors. Negotiate a solution.
"17.01.2017 18:20:06" wsj.com More in U.S. Like 'Obamacare' as Ax Hovers Over It: Poll More Americans say the health law is a good idea than a bad one for the first time since 2009. Americans are starting to warm up to the Affordable Care Act amid concerns about Republicans' efforts to dismantle it, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
"17.01.2017 18:00:40" wsj.com Widow of Orlando Killer Omar Mateen Charged With Aiding His Preparations The FBI began speaking with Ms. Salman in the days following the shooting. Criminal charges were unsealed Tuesday against the widow of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen, accusing her of aiding and abetting her husband before his attack on the Pulse nightclub killed 49 people.
"17.01.2017 17:40:11" wsj.com Edward Snowden's Real Motive The Snowden saga, revisited. To his many admirers, Edward Snowden is a hero who risked his life to expose government wrongdoing. But were the motives of the famed whistleblower really so admirable? Steven Budiansky reviews "How America Lost Its Secrets" by Edward Jay Epstein.
"17.01.2017 17:20:10" blogs.wsj.com Barack Obama Is Not Quite Finished The president is expected to announce new executive decisions before Friday's inauguration, including possible pardons and commutations. President Barack Obama leaves the White House on Friday after two terms in office, but he is not going quietly.
"17.01.2017 17:00:17" wsj.com Trump Comments Send Dollar Reeling A stronger dollar can hurt U.S. companies by making their products more expensive overseas. The dollar slid to a one-month low Tuesday after President-elect Donald Trump described the currency as “too strong” in a Wall Street Journal interview.
"17.01.2017 16:40:02" wsj.com It's Raining Crossovers at Detroit Auto Show America's preference for crossovers and SUVs over sedans has never been more apparent than at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But what is a crossover? Dan Neil takes a look.
"17.01.2017 16:20:05" wsj.com Women Make Gains Toward Winning CEO Job Women frequently advance to run companies where they have a long track record. Women represent the strongest internal contenders for the corner office at a small but growing number of major U.S. companies. Their ultimate success could produce an unprecedented number of female chief executives.
"17.01.2017 16:00:12" wsj.com Theresa May Says U.K. Will Exit EU Single Market British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a speech Tuesday that the U.K. intends to leave the European Union's single market, delivering more clarity on her approach to the country's future economic relationship with the bloc. Full story:
"17.01.2017 15:40:04" wsj.com Investors Try to Tap Into the Next Craiglist, Regardless of Earnings Two leading contenders offering app-based classified listings have raised some $300 million in the past six months, despite generating virtually zero revenue. Megafundings show the eagerness by investors to upend Craigslist, the leader in online classifieds over the past two decades.
"17.01.2017 15:20:13" wsj.com China Goes Food Shopping—to Russia The world's most sprawling country is seeking to further expand its food sales to the world's most populous one. "Everything that can be consumed by a human being in China is something they're interested in," an official in eastern Russia says of the clamor by its neighbor for Russian food products.
"17.01.2017 15:00:26" wsj.com China's Xi Jinping Speech Seen as Move to Fill Global Leadership Role Mr. Xi built a case that China should have a greater formal role in guiding the world economy. Chinese President Xi Jinping's strong defense of globalization at a speech at the World Economic Forum was depicted here as an effort to fill a vacuum being created by the U.S. stepping back from a global leadership role.
"17.01.2017 14:40:10" wsj.com Russia's Lavrov Wants Trump Administration at Syria Peace Talks An earlier Syria cease-fire deal reached between Mr. Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry collapsed. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the administration of President-elect Donald Trump should be invited to take part in Syria peace talks later this month.
"17.01.2017 14:20:09" wsj.com Tiffany Blames Traffic at Trump Tower for Holiday Weakness Tiffany's total sales declined 4% and comparable-store sales declined 3%. Tiffany said its holiday sales results were dragged by “post-election traffic disruptions” around its flagship store near Trump Tower in New York, and it doesn't see overall sales conditions changing drastically.
"17.01.2017 14:00:06" wsj.com J.C. Penney Sets Trend in Reviving Suburban Corporate Campuses Companies increasingly are feeling isolated in glass and steel headquarters tucked into acres of parkland and forests. J.C. Penney hasn't been known lately for retail innovation, but when it comes to real estate, it has been a trailblazer with the sale, lease-back and redevelopment of its headquarters campus in Plano, Texas.
"17.01.2017 13:42:15" wsj.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel Holds Out Against West's Antiestablishment Mood Anti-immigration politicians have hit out at Chancellor Merkel's refugee policy and her approval ratings have slumped, but she has stood firm. As Germany enters an unpredictable election year, Chancellor Angela Merkel is walking a tightrope.
"17.01.2017 13:33:58" What did we learn from Theresa May's Brexit speech?
WSJ Editor in Chief Gerard Baker and Europe Finance Editor Charles Forelle discuss the U.K. prime minister's speech on Britain leaving the European Union. Got a question? Ask in the comments below.
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"17.01.2017 12:31:49" wsj.com Prime Minister Theresa May Says U.K. Won't Seek Membership of EU Single Market Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said the U.K. intends to leave the European Union's single market, delivering more clarity on her approach to Britain's future economic relationship with the bloc. In a closely watched speech, Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. intends to leave the European Union's single market and that parliament will vote on the final Brexit deal.
"17.01.2017 12:17:25" wsj.com China's Xi Jinping Defends Globalization Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a full-throated defense of economic globalization at a time of global uncertainty fueled by Britain's decision to leave the EU and the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump. In a speech in Davos, China's Xi Jinping defends globalization. "No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war," he says.
"17.01.2017 11:59:59" wsj.com Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Victims' Relatives Plead for Search to Continue Family members of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's victims rejected the decision to suspend the deep-ocean search for the airliner and urged officials to continue the hunt until the plane is found. Victims' relatives says the search should be expanded, not suspended.
"17.01.2017 11:29:04" wsj.com Wal-Mart to Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs in Nod to Trump Wal-Mart Stores said it plans to create about 10,000 U.S. jobs this year, a sign that even the country's largest private employer feels the need to tout American job growth ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration. Walmart said it plans to create about 10,000 U.S. jobs this year, a sign that even the country's largest private employer feels the need to tout American job growth ahead of Donald J. Trump's inauguration.
"17.01.2017 11:00:28" blogs.wsj.com This Is Just How Unequal India Is The richest 1% of Indians hold 58% of the country's total wealth, according to Oxfam India. See how much of your country's wealth is in the hands of the top 1%.
"17.01.2017 10:31:00" GM plans additional $1 billion in U.S. factories. Would you we... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivera: General Motors, under pressure from President-elect Donald J. Trump, is latest automaker to announce new investment in its U.S. factories. Innovations in fashion and retail: will 3-D printed clothing the next big thing?
"17.01.2017 09:59:07" wsj.com New U.S.-China Rivalry Risks Lethal Confrontation Provocations by President-elect Trump over trade and territory could escalate into armed conflict between Washington and Beijing. Wall Street investors seem to be discounting the danger of the new U.S.-China rivalry. They should think again, writes Andrew Browne.
"17.01.2017 09:29:07" wsj.com Istanbul New Year's Nightclub Attack Suspect Caught An Uzbek national arrested after a weekslong nationwide man hunt has confessed to opening fire at an upscale Istanbul night club on New Year's Eve in an attack that killed 39 revelers, according to a Turkish official. An Uzbek national was arrested in connection with the attack that killed 39 people.
"17.01.2017 08:59:06" wsj.com 5 Things to Watch in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Speech The British prime minister on Tuesday outlines her approach to leaving the European Union. Here are five things two watch. Five things to consider when U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May outlines her approach to leaving the European Union.
"17.01.2017 08:40:00" Have We Reached the End of the Era of Monetary Policy Activism? The Wall Street Journal's Editor in Chief Gerard Baker discusses the future of monetary policy at the World Economic Forum in Davos on a panel which includes Anthony Scaramucci from the office of the President-elect of the United States and David M.
"17.01.2017 08:30:24" blogs.wsj.com The Hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 – The Numbers Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on March 8, 2014, sparking the longest and costliest search mission ever conducted. Here are some key numbers. The amount of time since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished: Nearly 3 years.
"17.01.2017 08:00:30" wsj.com British American Tobacco Agrees to Pay $49 Billion to Take Full Control of Reynolds American British American Tobacco said it had agreed to pay $49.4 billion for the 57.8% of Reynolds American that it doesn't already own. British American Tobacco is taking full control of Reynolds American.
"17.01.2017 07:30:23" wsj.com Amped Up Politics and the Future of Central Banking With central bankers veering into uncharted policy waters since the financial crisis, vacuuming up trillions of dollars in securities and pushing interest rates to zero and beyond, it is perhaps no surprise to see them drawing political attention. Biggest political events of 2016—Donald Trump's U.S. election victory and the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU—both raised questions around central-bank policy and independence.
"17.01.2017 07:00:05" wsj.com Pound Drops to 31-Year Low Against Dollar The move came as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to say on Tuesday in a speech that Britain is seeking a clean break from the European Union. The British pound has declined 19% since the U.K. vote in June to leave the European Union.
"17.01.2017 06:23:52" wsj.com Three-Year Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Ends Where It Started: Shrouded in Mystery The three nations scouring the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have suspended the search nearly three years after they began, a blow to missing passengers' families. Updated: The nearly three-year search to resolve one of history's biggest aviation mysteries ended on Tuesday the same way it began: with the barest of clues over what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
"17.01.2017 06:00:34" wsj.com General Motors Plans at Least $1 Billion in Fresh U.S. Investment General Motors this week will announce plans to invest at least $1 billion across several U.S. factories, two people familiar with the plan said. General Motors will cite a number of new jobs in excess of 1,000 stemming from the investment.
"17.01.2017 05:30:08" blogs.wsj.com Bad Reviews for China's Film Critics In China, the critics now have critics. Amid a surge in film and TV critics working exclusively online, the state-backed China Film Critics Association has named a 19-member committee to "guide the healthy development of online film and TV critics." In China, the critics now have critics.
"17.01.2017 05:00:27" wsj.com J.P. Morgan Reverses Course on Indonesia Stocks J.P. Morgan Chase upgraded its assessment of Indonesian stocks Monday, after a downgrade two months ago led finance officials in the Southeast Asian nation to cut business ties with the U.S. bank. J.P. Morgan raised its asset allocation for Indonesian stocks one notch to neutral, saying bond-volatility risks had “played out” since Donald Trump's surprise win in the U.S. election and could subside further if Mr. Trump's incoming administration
"17.01.2017 04:30:08" wsj.com Every Stock Picking Opportunity Is a Way to Lose Money Too Donald Trump's U.S. election victory has led to the biggest gap between winning and losing shares in seven years. After Mr. Trump takes office on Friday, fresh policies will “Make Active Great Again,” says Goldman Sachs. Investors who get their stock picks right should be able to beat the market by more in the new environment. The bad news: If they get it wrong they will lose more, writes James Mackintosh.
"17.01.2017 04:00:13" wsj.com Geopolitical Worrywarts May Have Their Day at Davos It is time to pay more attention to the geopolitical party poopers at Davos. This year, economic ripples from latent conflicts in East Asia, the Middle East and Europe are a realistic threat. The world, after all, is a dangerous place and there is always something to frighten professional worrywarts.
"17.01.2017 03:36:26" wsj.com Rodrigo Duterte Ushers Manila Into a New Era Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's entire presidency is built on the idea that he is an outsider restoring order to the corrupted corridors of power in the Philippines. He says his best-known policy, a war on drugs that so far has claimed the lives of Rody Duterte's entire presidency is built on the idea that he is an outsider restoring order to the corrupted corridors of power in the Philippines.
"17.01.2017 03:00:33" wsj.com Pulling Retirement Cash, but Not by Choice Firms that manage 401(k) plans are trying to persuade clients to reinvest their withdrawals in other products. Baby boomers' mandatory withdrawals from 401(k)s, IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts start in full force this year, resulting in a massive shift of cash within the U.S. economy.
"17.01.2017 02:30:14" wsj.com Plan to Speed Up Amtrak's Northeast Route Faces Opposition in Small Towns Lawmakers across Connecticut and Rhode Island are pledging to fight the Federal Railroad Administration's proposal. The U.S. government's $120 billion plan to slash Amtrak's Acela Express travel time between New York and Boston to two hours and 45 minutes is facing opposition in towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
"17.01.2017 02:00:21" wsj.com The Next Winners in the Smartphone Battle Investors should look for smartphone features that could persuade users to upgrade. Smartphone suppliers that make must-have products like better camera lenses and improved memory chips could gain even in a slowdown.
"17.01.2017 01:30:20" wsj.com Companies Examine Shifting Production to U.S. Ahead of Tax Code Overhaul Proposal to apply border-adjustment tax to products that are imported into the U.S. while exempting exports is encouraging businesses to re-examine their supply chains. Companies are increasingly exploring the economics of moving production to the U.S., as an overhaul of the U.S. tax code looms and President-elect Donald Trump calls out their peers for expanding abroad.
"17.01.2017 01:15:14" wsj.com Trump Warns on House Republican Tax Plan Donald Trump criticized a cornerstone of House Republicans' corporate-tax plan, which they had pitched as an alternative to his proposed import tariffs, creating another point of contention between the incoming president and congressional allies. Trump criticizes tax plan House Republicans pitched as alternative to tariffs http://on.wsj.com/2jtffTq
"17.01.2017 01:00:51" wsj.com World Champion Chicago Cubs Visit White House “They said this day would never come,” Mr. Obama joked at the outset of what he said will be his last official event at the White House. The Chicago Cubs waited 108 years to win the World Series last year—and then raced to the White House to celebrate with the president who called their city home.
"17.01.2017 00:40:22" wsj.com CIA Director John Brennan Rejects Donald Trump's Criticism Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan rejected Donald Trump's suggestions that he may have leaked an unsubstantiated dossier on the president-elect while defending the U.S. intelligence community more broadly. CIA Director Brennan rejects Trump's criticism; stresses dossier didn't come from intelligence community http://on.wsj.com/2ivvpwe
"17.01.2017 00:30:09" wsj.com Scott Pruitt Is Chief Target of Opposition to Trump's Environmental Policy Plan The hearing for former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mr. Trump's pick to head the Energy Department, is scheduled for Thursday. President-elect Donald J. Trump enters a week of potentially tough scrutiny for the individuals he has tapped to reverse eight years of Barack Obama's environmental policies.
"17.01.2017 00:00:50" wsj.com Canada PM Trudeau Faces Ethics Probe Over Vacation The probe threatens to dog Mr. Trudeau on the domestic political scene. The Canadian parliament's ethics commissioner has started a formal probe into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and whether he violated the country's conflict-of-interest laws when he stayed at a private island in the Bahamas over the Christmas holidays.
"16.01.2017 23:52:16" wsj.com U.K. Leader to Seek Clean Break From EU Prime Minister Theresa May is set to declare Tuesday that the U.K. wants a clean break from the European Union, in a closely watched speech in which she is expected to lay out her plans for Brexit. Prime minister Theresa May is expected to say Tuesday that the U.K. wants a clean break from the EU http://on.wsj.com/2jDrSJe
"16.01.2017 23:30:06" wsj.com Gene Cernan, Last Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82 Cernan, commander of NASA's Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight. Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” has died. He was 82.
"16.01.2017 23:00:04" blogs.wsj.com Donald Trump Hints at Eventual Role for Chris Christie Mr. Christie headed Mr. Trump's transition team at one point but was replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence shortly after the election. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may land a job in Donald Trump's administration after all.
"16.01.2017 22:50:06" wsj.com Plan to Speed Up Amtrak's Northeast Route Faces Opposition in Small Towns The federal rail agency says the plan is needed to accommodate rising demand for travel between New York and Boston. The U.S. government's $120 billion plan to slash Amtrak's Acela Express travel time between New York and Boston is facing opposition in towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
"16.01.2017 22:40:05" wsj.com New Study Raises Specter of More Bacteria Resistant to Last Line Antibiotics Asymptomatic carriers—or those showing no symptoms—of antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be a major driver of hospital infections. Bacteria resistant to last line antibiotics are likely circulating more widely than currently reported and among people with no signs of infection, according to a new genetic analysis of resistant bacteria found in patients at four U.S. hospitals.
"16.01.2017 22:20:04" wsj.com Synesthesia: A Disorder That Blurs the Senses Most people with synesthesia actually report deriving pleasure from it. Some people see a color when they taste a food or drink. The senses, typically experienced one at a time, blend for those with synesthesia, a condition that has 100 variations and affects about 4.5% of the population.
"16.01.2017 22:00:39" wsj.com How to Treat an Opioid Epidemic Addiction isn't an illness like any other. Patients need not just the right medicines but therapy, support and, in some cases, tough supervision, writes Sally Satel, resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute.
"16.01.2017 21:40:06" wsj.com Donald Trump Explains Why He Twists Business's Arms Republicans have traditionally deployed disparaging terms to describe government actions that interfere with freely made business decisions. In a Wall Street Journal interview, Donald Trump explains that his strong-arming of businesses, a departure from traditional conservative beliefs, is designed to set a tone for other companies, Gerald F. Seib writes.
"16.01.2017 21:38:03" wsj.com Rep. John Lewis Urges Young People to Stand Up to Injustice Mr. Trump said Mr. Lewis, considered one of the leading civil rights figures from the 1960s, was “all talk, talk, talk—no action or results. Sad!” Rep. John Lewis, who drew the ire of Donald Trump after questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election because of Russia's alleged interference in it, avoided mentioning the president-elect by name Monday as he called on young people to stand up when
"16.01.2017 21:20:06" wsj.com It's Just Like Going Antiquing—Only for Roadkill Combing for carcasses can help urban planners devise roads that minimize collisions, which can be fatal and costly. Hundreds of permit-carrying enthusiasts canvass the nation's highways and streets to collect flattened specimens in the name of science.
"16.01.2017 21:00:52" wsj.com Unlimited Data? No Overage Fees? Making Sense of Smartphone Plan Madness Unlimited data? No overage fees? Personal technology columnist Joanna Stern helps make sense of cellular plans from T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Tech columnist Joanna Stern presents her "Cut the Carrier Crap" smartphone guide.
"16.01.2017 20:40:03" wsj.com Amid Trump's NATO Blasts, U.S. Marines' Norway Mission Goes On The latest comments from President-elect Trump—who referred to NATO as “obsolete” — have left the U.S. military in an awkward spot. Although President-elect Donald Trump has called the alliance “obsolete,” nearly 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday as part of an effort to bolster NATO defenses in the wake of Russia's 2014 moves in Ukraine.
"16.01.2017 20:21:19" wsj.com Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years The curtain will come down on the Ringling Bros. Circus forever in May, according to its owners. A mix of factors including low ticket sales, high operating costs, and ongoing conflicts with animal-rights groups contributed to the decision.
"16.01.2017 20:20:07" wsj.com Beijing Braces for Trump Presidency Initially restrained in its public response, China has sharpened its rhetoric. China has been bracing for an incoming Trump administration that appears determined to shake the foundations of U.S.-China relations, yet has provided few details about its precise policy plans.
"16.01.2017 20:00:57" wsj.com Going Local—and Luxe—on a Caribbean Vacation Fly-and-flop vacations are out. Local experiences are in, as one writer finds in an eye-opening series of close encounters on the Caribbean island of Dominica Get out of town.
"16.01.2017 19:40:08" wsj.com Lenovo Thought It Knew How to Fix Tarnished Brands—Then It Bought Motorola Success with IBM deal led Chinese firm to underestimate difficulty of reviving the smartphone company; 'we didn't know each other' When China's Lenovo Group Ltd. took over fading mobile-phone pioneer Motorola Mobility in October 2014, CEO Yang Yuanqing vowed to restore the brand as a global leader. Two years later, Lenovo has fallen to as low as No. 8 globally in the smartphone
"16.01.2017 19:20:05" wsj.com Who's Afraid of Aaron Rodgers? (Everyone) Consider Sunday's thrilling Green Bay victory over Dallas. The scariest sight in the NFL playoffs isn't a team, but a Green Bay quarterback without a weakness, writes Jason Gay.
"16.01.2017 19:01:03" wsj.com When Your Young Daughter Wants to Act Like a Teen What to say to girls trying to dress or dance in grown-up ways that they don't understand. Children's remarks about sex are seldom what they seem. They're usually just imitating something they've seen or heard.
"16.01.2017 18:45:06" wsj.com Democratic Leadership Race Exposes Party Division “Folks need to get over 2016,” said Jaime Harrison, the South Carolina party chairman who is also running for national chairman. Democratic fissures exposed in last year's presidential primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have roared back to life in the race for party leader.
"16.01.2017 18:39:52" wsj.com Davos 2017: Watch WSJ Editor in Chief Gerard Baker Discuss the Future of Monetary Policy Have we reached the end of the era of monetary policy activism? In an environment of rising populism and nationalism, what role should central banks play? Join the Wall Street Journal's Editor in Chief Gerard Baker live from Davos tomorrow for a panel titled “Monetary Policy: Where Will Things Land?” at the World
"16.01.2017 18:29:07" wsj.com Conflicting Brexit Goals Push Theresa May to Take a Side Six months into her U.K. premiership, Theresa May, whose primary qualification was that she was acceptable to both sides of the bitter Brexit debate, must now take a side. After six months as U.K. prime minister, Theresa May must take a side on Brexit, Simon Nixon writes.
"16.01.2017 18:15:08" blogs.wsj.com India Is No Longer the World's Fastest-Growing Large Economy, IMF Says Canceling nearly 90% of cash in circulation cost India the mantle of world's fastest-growing large economy in 2016, the International Monetary Fund said, though it categorized the slowdown as temporary. The International Monetary Fund estimates that India lost the mantle of fastest-growing large economy last year.
"16.01.2017 18:01:04" wsj.com What Teens Need Most From Their Parents Recent studies of adolescents reveal what teenagers need most from their parents during four phases of teens' intellectual, emotional and social development. Scientists now think that adolescence is a pivotal time for parents to emotionally connect with kids.
"16.01.2017 17:52:14" wsj.com Wife of Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen Arrested in California Noor Salman faces charges including obstruction of justice. The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen has been arrested by the FBI and charged in connection with the attack.
"16.01.2017 17:40:05" wsj.com Pursuit of Samsung Heir Challenges Korea's Business Culture South Korea seeks Samsung heir arrest, which may put group reorganization on hold. Prosecutors' decision to seek the arrest of Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong threatens to knock one of the world's biggest companies off course—and, represents a significant challenge to South Korea's large, family-run companies.
"16.01.2017 17:20:08" wsj.com In Middle East, Leaders Want Donald Trump to Be Their Friend From Egypt to Turkey to Saudi Arabia to Israel, government leaders delight in discussing what an improvement the Donald Trump presidency is likely to be, largely because of the extraordinary vagueness of the views expressed by the president-elect about In the Middle East, almost everyone thinks Trump is on their side, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.
"16.01.2017 17:01:08" wsj.com High Spirits on A Road Trip Down Kentucky's Bourbon Trail 100-mile stretch between Louisville and Lexington A father and daughter sip their way through five top bourbon distilleries along this scenic 100-mile stretch in Kentucky—wine country for liquor lovers.
"16.01.2017 16:44:06" wsj.com IMF Upgrades U.S. Growth Forecast on Trump Stimulus Plans The International Monetary Fund raised its economic growth forecasts for the U.S., saying output could grow nearly a half-percentage point faster than previously thought over this year and next, thanks to President-elect Donald Trump's plans to cut taxes Donald J. Trump hasn't taken office yet, but he's already reshaping the global growth outlook.
"16.01.2017 16:30:13" wsj.com In the Wake of a Tumultuous Year, the Global Elite Face a World of Uncertainty As the world's financial, corporate and political elites gather this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, the global economic order is teetering. The question is whether it can be rescued. This year is different. As the elite gather in Davos, the global economic order is teetering. The question is whether it can be rescued. Analysis.
"16.01.2017 16:16:03" wsj.com Somalia's Crooked Route to Democracy After nearly half a century of civil war, a jihadist insurgency, and tens of billions of dollars of Western aid, Somalia is for the first time attempting something like democracy—and it isn't looking pretty. After nearly half a century of civil war, a jihadist insurgency, and tens of billions of dollars of Western aid, Somalia is for the first time attempting something like democracy—and it isn't looking pretty.
"16.01.2017 16:01:09" wsj.com Pinterest's Ben Silbermann Looks Ahead The chief executive of the image-sharing site on building the company, his 'dorky' childhood collection and wasting time online. Some analysts predict social media company Pinterest may go public in 2017.
"16.01.2017 15:44:06" blogs.wsj.com Family Asks Indian Court to Allow Woman to Take Last-Resort Tuberculosis Drug The family of an 18-year-old woman is fighting in court for access to a new tuberculosis drug that doctors say may be her only hope of survival, in a case that is being closely watched by TB experts and health workers in India and around the world. An Indian woman's family is asking a court to help her get access to a drug that could save her life from drug-resistant tuberculosis.
"16.01.2017 15:30:29" wsj.com In Snap IPO, New Investors to Get Zero Votes While Founders Keep Control In the IPO of Snap Inc., new investors will get zero votes while Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, the Snapchat creators, will have 70% voting power; pre-IPO investors get less-powerful voting shares In Snap's IPO, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, the Snapchat creators, will have 70% voting power.
"16.01.2017 15:15:09" blogs.wsj.com Indian Army Tells Soldiers to Stop Complaining on Social Media India's Army has told its soldiers to stop complaining on social media websites, after some troops last week appeared in videos online saying they had insufficient food and poor facilities. India's Army has told its soldiers to stop complaining on social media, after some troops last week appeared in videos online saying they had insufficient food and poor facilities.
"16.01.2017 15:00:56" wsj.com Donald Trump Declines to Issue Inaugural License Plates. Sad! Collectors are crushed as Trump becomes the first President-elect since Hoover to not produce special inauguration tags for his motorcade. Trump will become America's first president since Herbert Hoover to decline to produce special license plates for the vehicles in his inauguration parade.
"16.01.2017 14:30:12" wsj.com Davos 2017: Aristocrats Face the Pitchforks Gerard Baker, the Journal's editor in chief, writes on the striking disconnect between the Davos community—among the principal beneficiaries of globalization— and the rest of the world. The global economy's "aristocracy" is gathering in Switzerland. The Wall Street Journal's Editor in Chief Gerard Baker on the disconnect between those at Davos and the rest of the world.
"16.01.2017 14:01:11" wsj.com Mobile Banking Gives a Big Boost To Kenya's Poor A new study in Kenya points to an innovation that is lifting many people out of extreme poverty: mobile banking. And it is especially benefiting women. Anthropologists say some positive effects of globalization have benefited China while leaving behind many of the global poor, but mobile banking may be changing this for some.
"16.01.2017 13:30:06" wsj.com How to Get College Students to Eat Healthier How to Get College Students to Eat Healthier: New research shows offering discounts on fruit and increasing the price of fries work, among other studies Reducing the price of healthy food may be key for increasing healthy choices.
"16.01.2017 13:01:06" wsj.com The Latest Gamble in Life Insurance: Sell It Online Firms are making a calculated bargain: Obtaining less information than before to get a deal done is better than selling nothing at all. Insurers make it easier to get life-insurance policies online, often waiving medical tests and relying instead on digital records for prescription drugs, motor vehicles.
"16.01.2017 12:28:07" wsj.com North Korean Defections Swell as Political Elite Look South More North Koreans are fleeing their country for political reasons, rather than economic reasons, and an increase in defections by Pyongyang's elite will ultimately weaken Kim Jong Un's regime, South Korea's unification minister said. An increase in defections by Pyongyang's elite will weaken Kim Jong Un's regime, South Korean official says.
"16.01.2017 11:44:04" wsj.com Excerpts from The Wall Street Journal Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble The German finance minister discusses Donald Trump, Russia, his country's economic model and Brexit. The German finance minister discusses Donald J. Trump, Russia, his country's economic model and Brexit.
"16.01.2017 11:16:06" wsj.com Xi Jinping in Davos, Making the Most of a Waning Era China's Xi Jinping, an ardent nationalist, comes to the World Economic Forum in Davos promoting the benefits of globalization Xi Jinping in Davos: Flag-bearer for globalization...with Chinese characteristics. Analysis.
"16.01.2017 10:49:03" wsj.com Nintendo to Gamers: Try Staring at Each Other, Not the Screen Nintendo started as a playing-card maker and that is where it found inspiration for a feature of its new Switch console: games where two players look straight at each other, not at a screen. Nintendo started as a playing-card maker more than a century ago. That is where its latest generation of architects found inspiration for a feature of its new Switch console: games where two players look straight at each other, not at a screen.
"16.01.2017 10:10:13" wsj.com Oman Accepts Guantanamo Bay Detainees Oman accepted 10 detainees from the U.S.'s Guantanamo Bay facility, as President Barack Obama tries to reduce prisoner numbers there in the last days of his administration. Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo detainees as Barack Obama tries to reduce prisoner numbers in the last days of his administration.
"16.01.2017 08:44:49" wsj.com Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong's Potential Arrest: Explained South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant for the heir to Samsung, the country's biggest business empire, Monday on bribery and embezzlement allegations. The WSJ takes a look at who Lee Jae-yong is and how he got here. South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant for the heir to Samsung, the country's biggest business empire, Monday on bribery and embezzlement allegations. Take a look at who Lee Jae-yong is and how he got here.
"16.01.2017 08:00:42" wsj.com China-U. S. Rivalry Spurs Vietnam to Look for New Comrades In a bid to insulate itself from growing China-U. S. tensions, Vietnam is intensifying efforts to build stronger trade and security relationships with partners including India, France and Japan. Uncertain about what a Trump administration means for South China Sea tensions, Vietnam looks to shore up allies.
"16.01.2017 07:30:15" wsj.com Theresa May's Chance to Set the Brexit Narrative The battle over Brexit will partly be one of narratives. In a much-anticipated speech this week, Mrs. May will have the opportunity to fire her opening shots, Simon Nixon writes. Much will depend on how public opinion evolves once the U.K. is faced with the price of a Brexit deal, Simon Nixon writes.
"16.01.2017 07:00:31" wsj.com Ray-Ban Maker Luxottica to Merge With Lens Company Essilor, Creating $49 Billion Eyewear Giant French lens maker Essilor International and Italian frame maker Luxottica Group have agreed to merge, creating a $49 billion eyewear-industry giant France's Essilor will merge with Italy's Luxottica, creating a global eyewear giant.
"16.01.2017 06:30:09" wsj.com Donald Trump Says He Will Offer U.K. Quick and Fair Trade Deal Donald Trump will offer the U.K. a quick and fair trade deal, the president-elect said in an interview with The Times newspaper published Sunday. Donald J. Trump said he thought “Brexit is going to end up being a great thing.”
"16.01.2017 06:00:19" wsj.com Packers Hold Off Cowboys to Advance to NFC Championship How Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got his team into scoring position on the game's final drive to set up Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal to beat the Cowboys. With the game tied at 31 in Sunday's NFC Divisional playoff game against the Cowboys, Rodgers used 32 of those remaining seconds to get his team into scoring position, helped by a 36-yard sideline catch by tight end Jared Cook.
"16.01.2017 05:17:46" wsj.com South Korean Prosecutors Seek to Arrest Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant Monday for Lee Jae-yong, accusing him of bribery and ensnaring the leader of the world's largest smartphone maker in the country's widening corruption scandal. The arrest warrant for Lee Jae-yong, the heir to the Samsung conglomerate, is the latest development in a political corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea and has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
"16.01.2017 05:00:32" wsj.com Luxury Fashion Designers Struggle to Adapt to Digital Era Luxury fashion designers are experimenting with innovations such as “see now, buy now” fashion shows and better logistics, but some say the luxury-goods industry is simply out of step with the digital era. Is it possible to grow an exclusive brand in the digital world?
"16.01.2017 04:30:13" wsj.com When Couples Fight Over Books People feel possessive of books because they help form our beliefs. How couples keep, display and discard books can be the stuff of heated debate. Couples often argue over how many books to keep, how to display them and whether or not to give them away.
"16.01.2017 04:00:24" wsj.com U.K. Pound Burdened by Brexit Fears Investors fret over the likelihood of a hard Brexit scenario ahead of a key speech by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. The U.K. economy has recently outperformed expectations. But many investors believe that leaving the EU would hit Britain's trade with its biggest trading partner.
"16.01.2017 03:30:12" wsj.com More Democratic Legislators Plan on Sitting Out Trump's Swearing-In The number of Democratic lawmakers planning to skip Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony Friday is growing after the president-elect took to Twitter over the weekend to rebuke Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia for saying Mr. Trump wasn't a “legitimate “For me, the personal decision not to attend [the] inauguration is quite simple: Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis?”
"16.01.2017 03:00:07" wsj.com South Korea Indicts Pension Chief Involved in Samsung Merger South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted the head of the country's National Pension Service, as investigators tightened their focus on a 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates that has pulled the Samsung conglomerate's heir apparent into a wide-ranging Prosecutors indicted South Korea's National Pension Service Chairman Moon Hyung-pyo on charges of perjury and abuse of authority.
"16.01.2017 02:30:01" wsj.com Ringling Bros. Shutdown: The End of the Circus Industry? For generations, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus proved itself an enduring family entertainment, a show so popular that its self-proclaimed status as “The Greatest Show on Earth” was simply accepted as a matter of fact. Those in the circus and entertainment worlds are questioning how relevant such old-school ambitiously scaled productions, replete with everything from aerialists to animal acts, remain in today's entertainment marketplace.
"16.01.2017 01:47:36" wsj.com Wanda Group, Owned by China's Richest Man, Suffers Rare Revenue Drop Dalian Wanda Group Co.—run by China's richest man, Wang Jianlin—reported its first revenue decline in at least six years, citing a softening commercial-property market while it makes a shift into entertainment. China's richest man's property-to-entertainment conglomerate hit by its first annual revenue decline in at least six years.
"16.01.2017 01:00:52" wsj.com How Often Should I Replace My Office Coffee Mug? A doctor explains that the most germ-infested thing about your office mug is the sponge you use to clean it. By far the greatest concern about a germy coffee mug is the sponge you use to clean it.
"16.01.2017 00:45:09" wsj.com 'The Young Pope' Review: Holy Marching Orders Jude Law plays a youthful pontiff with an inflexible plan for the future of the church in HBO's new series. In HBO's new series "The Young Pope," there's sex, politics and a kangaroo in the Vatican gardens.
"16.01.2017 00:00:57" wsj.com Art and Life Collide in 'Homeland' and '24:Legacy' Writers on TV series such as 'Homeland' and '24:Legacy' aim to create riveting dramas without sensationalizing real-life terrorism Writers on TV series such as 'Homeland' and '24: Legacy' aim to create riveting dramas without sensationalizing real-life terrorism.
"15.01.2017 23:00:50" wsj.com The Rise and Fall and Rise of the XFL The Rise and Fall and Rise of the XFL: Days before the Super Bowl, a one-and-done football league gets a loud revival with an ESPN documentary. The XFL was unrepentant, short-lived and one of a kind.
"15.01.2017 22:00:45" wsj.com Do Cavities Run in Your Family? Do Cavities Run in Your Family? Genetics may increase your chances of getting cavities and having a sweet tooth can also be inherited Genetics may indeed increase your chances of getting cavities—and having a sweet tooth can also be inherited.
"15.01.2017 21:00:49" wsj.com The Man Who Restores Veterans' Lost Dignity “These men had been on a shelf for years.” The ashes of homeless vets finally laid to rest. James Lindley, a former Marine, helps lay indigent servicemen to rest with military honors, calming his own wartime demons.
"15.01.2017 20:00:45" wsj.com The 2016 Word of the Year: Dumpster Fire A colorful metaphor for an exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation caught fire last year, especially in politics. While literal dumpster fires probably date back to the 1930s when the Dempster Brothers first patented their Dumpster trash receptacle, the phrase didn't become a bleak metaphor until the mid-aughts.
"15.01.2017 19:01:01" wsj.com Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour Some people begin to work or tackle personal tasks before sunrise, aiming to find focus before distractions begin in the standard morning rush. By waking up at 4 a.m., some people succeed at removing distractions as an obstacle to success.
"15.01.2017 19:01:00" wsj.com Donald Trump Declines to Issue Inaugural License Plates. Sad! Collectors are crushed as Trump becomes the first President-elect since Hoover to not produce special inauguration tags for his motorcade. Every president since Herbert Hoover has produced special license plates for the vehicles in his inauguration parade. Donald Trump is breaking from that tradition.
"15.01.2017 18:01:02" wsj.com Using All Our Senses in an Age Obsessed With Sight The Paris market Les Halles operated in almost total darkness for six centuries—reminding us not to rely on vision alone The Paris market Les Halles operated in almost total darkness for six centuries—reminding us not to rely on vision alone.
"15.01.2017 17:00:32" wsj.com How Can We Miss a President Who Won't Go Away? Richard Benedetto writes that after leaving office, President Obama plans to stay in Washington. The capital city's namesake took a different approach. Richard Benedetto writes for WSJ Opinion that after leaving office, President Obama plans to stay in Washington. The capital city's namesake took a different approach.
"15.01.2017 16:00:58" wsj.com Life Insurers Draw on Data, Not Blood Insurers make it easier to get life-insurance policies online, often waiving medical tests and relying instead on digital records for prescription drugs, motor vehicles. Life insurers traditionally have required extensive medical analysis of buyers of large policies to figure out the risk they pose. Now, they're going digital.
"15.01.2017 15:00:53" wsj.com For New Hires at Alibaba, a Crash Course in Chinese Business Alibaba executives are betting that a new leadership program will produce China-trained, globally minded leaders able to make and manage partnerships with Western retailers. A look inside Jack Ma's grand plans for a global Alibaba workforce.
"15.01.2017 14:30:38" wsj.com How Electric Vehicles Could End Car Ownership as We Know It Christopher Mims looks at the electronic vehicles that could end car ownership as we know it, from Swagtron's Swagger-1 electric scooter to Mahindra Group's GenZe 2.0 to the three-wheeled Arcimoto SRK Self-driving technology and the shift from vehicle ownership to transportation as a service have the potential to transform our way of life as much as Ford's Model T did over a century ago, Christopher Mims writes.
"15.01.2017 14:30:36" wsj.com In 'Dark at the Crossing,' a Former Soldier Gets Close to the Enemy 'Dark at the Crossing,' Elliot Ackerman's new novel about the Syrian civil war, drew inspiration from a five-hour lunch the ex-Marine had with a former al Qaeda jihadist. A love story set during the Syrian civil war that drew inspiration from a lunch with a former al Qaeda jihadist.
"15.01.2017 14:00:46" wsj.com The Telltale Sign a New Hire Isn't Fitting In Newcomers who stick around and thrive use language styles similar to those of co-workers, researchers say. New hires don't always fit in—despite companies' best efforts to assess their cultural suitability. Researchers tried a new strategy: analyzing newcomers' email.
"15.01.2017 13:00:53" wsj.com America's Fastest-Growing Loan Category Has Eerie Echoes of Subprime Crisis About $3.4 billion has been lent so far for residential projects, and industry executives predict the total will double within the next year. That would likely rank PACE loans as the fastest-growing type of financing in the U.S. Lenders offering energy-conscious loans care little about borrowers' creditworthiness, contractors function as loan brokers—and investors can't get enough.
"15.01.2017 12:00:20" wsj.com A Concert Hall Rises on the Seine Designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, the Seine Musicale is an ambitious new concert hall in western Paris. But can the venue thrive in an already crowded classical-music market? The big question for Paris: Can the new music hall, known as the Seine Musicale, thrive in an already crowded classical-music market?
"15.01.2017 09:00:35" wsj.com Trump Nominee's Proposal to Block China From Islands Sets Off Alarms If carried out, Rex Tillerson's proposal to bar Beijing's from some South China Sea islands would likely trigger military battle, security experts say. A U.S. blockade of Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea risks triggering a dangerous military confrontation and would be too costly to sustain long-term, experts say.
"15.01.2017 07:00:10" wsj.com Can Technology Solve India's Biggest Problem? India's government is giving a unique ID to each of its 1.2 billion citizens, creating the world's largest biometric data set. But some are questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to use technology to solve the country's most critical Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive biometric ID system to enroll India's 1.2 billion people is depriving some Indians of subsidized food.
"15.01.2017 05:00:34" wsj.com You Know What Banks Need? Slot Machines, Miniskirts and Chocolate As loan rates sag, one small Japanese lender is branching out into farming, pinball, broadcasting, rice cultivation and blueberry jam, among other things. “If you're going to go to the bank, it should be fun.”
"15.01.2017 03:00:53" wsj.com Alibaba's Jack Ma Grabs Unusual Spotlight China Circuit columnist Li Yuan says this week's meeting between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Alibaba founder Jack Ma reflected the unusual role Mr. Ma plays for a Chinese entrepreneur. Meeting Donald J. Trump squares with Alibaba's business interests, writes Li Yuan.
"15.01.2017 01:29:03" wsj.com Beijing Says 'One China' Policy Isn't Negotiable China's foreign ministry issued a thinly veiled rebuke of Donald Trump, following a statement by the U.S. president-elect that the 'One China' policy--which has underpinned bilateral ties for almost four decades--was negotiable. China's foreign ministry issued a thinly veiled rebuke of Donald Trump, following the U.S. president-elect's statement that the “One China” policy—under which the U.S. agrees not to recognize Taiwan diplomatically—was negotiable.
"15.01.2017 01:00:24" wsj.com The Wrong Way to Speak to Children Parents often use phrases like 'Good job!' and 'Say thank you' when they talk to their children. But what do those phrases really mean? Parentspeak is about compliance—and that often keeps us from understanding the feelings, motivations, thoughts and behavior of our children.
"15.01.2017 00:30:12" wsj.com Tax Report: Where Taxpayers Won Against the IRS Are you dreaming of taking the Internal Revenue Service to court? Your chances of winning may not be as bad as you think, and it isn't crazy to represent yourself. Want to take the IRS to court? Your chances of winning might be better than you think.
"15.01.2017 00:00:35" wsj.com Amazon to Launch Credit Card for Prime Members Amazon is trying to ring up more sales with a new credit card aimed at its most loyal customers. The card for Prime customers offers 5% back on all purchases made on its site. Amazon wants to ring up more sales with a new credit card aimed at its most loyal customers.
"14.01.2017 23:30:22" wsj.com Immigrant-Rights Rallies Held in 50 U.S. Cities Immigrants and their supporters held rallies in 50 cities across the country Saturday in the first large-scale mobilization of immigrant-rights forces since the election of Donald Trump. Organizers said Saturday's “Day of Action” had kicked off a new phase of activism in defiance of Donald Trump's incendiary rhetoric against Mexicans during his campaign and his pledge to crack down on illegal immigration.
"14.01.2017 23:00:41" wsj.com As Sephora Adds Products, Rivalry Heats Up at Its Stores High-end cosmetic brands are in a conundrum. Cosmetics companies are increasingly losing out on shelf space at the retailer to Sephora's own brands. As Sephora has emerged as the hottest retailer in luxury beauty, cosmetics companies are increasingly losing out—to Sephora.
"14.01.2017 22:00:43" wsj.com That Anonymous Voice at the Call Center? They May Know a Lot About You A software startup serving call-center operations uses artificial intelligence to match agents and customers based in part on gleanings from Facebook and other social-media sites. That anonymous voice at the call center? They may have been matched to you by what you've said on Facebook.
"14.01.2017 21:01:14" wsj.com Three Economists Walk Into a Bar Why did God create economists? To make weather forecasters look good. It's an old joke, but it holds truth for investors. Why did God create economists? To make weather forecasters look good.
"14.01.2017 20:01:19" wsj.com The Best and Worst Airlines of 2016 The annual analysis of U.S. carriers again shows a smaller competitor ahead of Delta, United and American. The best airlines of 2016:
3. Virgin America
"14.01.2017 19:00:37" wsj.com We Are Not the World From Brexit to Trump to the rise of nationalist parties across Europe, the old division between left and right is giving way to a battle between self-styled patriots and confounded globalists One reason establishment parties have been startled by rising nationalism: They don't see globalism as an ideology.
"14.01.2017 18:01:04" wsj.com Why Apple's Critics Are Right This Time Apple, despite essentially limitless quantities of money, is failing to live up to its own standards of quality. Almost since the birth of Apple, critics have declared it was headed in the wrong direction. Today, the most pressing example is Apple's seeming struggle to execute on its vision for artificial intelligence.
"14.01.2017 17:00:23" wsj.com The Obesity Epidemic at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show Is there a cure for the obesity epidemic afflicting automobile design? Dan Neil offers his prognosis from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Bloated cars dominated the 2017 Detroit auto show. Is a cure in sight?
"14.01.2017 16:42:24" wsj.com Bangkok Band Jams Old Music Into New Groove The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band reinvented traditional Thai music and—not without controversy—gained a following at home and abroad. A Bangkok band won a following with a mind-blowing reboot of traditional Thai music.
"14.01.2017 16:00:52" wsj.com A 'Smart' Light That's a Genius at Simplicity Want to make a smart light bulb as easy to use as a light switch? Add a 'cutting-edge' feature: an on-off switch. An on-off switch is the most cutting-edge feature of this app-controlled lamp.
"14.01.2017 15:01:04" wsj.com What 'The Founder' Can Teach Us About Starting a Business Biopics about real-life entrepreneurs impart lessons in finance, marketing and sales. We looked at biopics about entrepreneurs like "The Founder" and "The Social Network" for real-life business lessons. Here's what we found.
"14.01.2017 14:30:14" wsj.com Moody's Agrees to Settle Financial Crisis-Era Claims for $864 Million Moody's Corp. said it has agreed to pay $864 million to the U.S. Department of Justice and several states to resolve claims related to credit ratings and other issues during the financial crisis. “Moody's failed to adhere to its own credit rating standards and fell short on its pledge of transparency in the run-up to the Great Recession,” a Justice Department official said.
"14.01.2017 14:01:00" wsj.com An 80-Year-Old Figure Skater
Stays Fit to Compete How an 80-year-old competitive figure skater stays true to form: Sheila Cluff, founder of the Oaks at Ojai wellness center, maintains fitness with regular skating, skiing, walking and gardening. Sheila Cluff explains how a life-long dedication to fitness helped her recover from a serious injury without surgery.
"14.01.2017 13:01:00" wsj.com A Manifesto to End Boring Meetings The problem may be overcrowding—keeping meetings smaller often leads to faster decisions and more engaged employees. It's an annoyance few escape: sitting through meetings that drag on too long. Many blame sloppy agendas or meandering leadership. But a subtler cause may be at work.
"14.01.2017 12:30:07" wsj.com To Win Back Customers, Fashion House Fendi Thinks Small Fashion house Fendi has regained its buzz with new products such as straps, pompoms and bag charms geared toward shoppers tired of cookie-cutter accessories. Fendi has struck a sweet spot many fashion houses are betting on: customization.
"14.01.2017 12:00:15" wsj.com Donald Trump Sets a Bar for Russia and China President-elect Donald Trump suggested he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia and wasn't committed to a long-standing agreement with China over Taiwan, two signs that he would use what leverage was available to realigning the U.S.'s relationship President-elect Donald Trump suggested in an interview with WSJ that he would keep intact Russian sanctions imposed by the Obama administration "at least for a period of time," but might do away with them if Moscow proves helpful in battling terrorists
"14.01.2017 09:30:04" wsj.com Fiat Chrysler Used Emissions-Cheating Software, EPA Says The Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler of diesel-emissions violations, saying the auto maker allegedly used software on recent diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram trucks. Sergio Marchionne became something of a corporate rock star after taking the helm of Fiat SpA in 2004. Now, allegations that Fiat Chrysler cheated on emissions tests risk clouding his legacy.
"14.01.2017 09:00:57" wsj.com Why China's Taco Bell Sells Chicken and Waffles After an almost decadelong absence, Yum China Holdings is bringing Taco Bell back to China. But, wary that Chinese consumers may not be clamoring for beans and tortillas, it is hedging its bets with a menu that appeals to local tastes. “Let's be honest: It's not Mexican food; it's Mexican-inspired food.”
"14.01.2017 07:00:41" wsj.com Bitcoin, PayPal Used to Finance Terrorism, Indonesian Agency Says Islamic militants based in the Middle East used bitcoin and online-payment services such as PayPal to fund terrorist activities in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, an official with the country's financial-transactions agency said Indonesia's financial-transactions agency said Islamic militants sent the money to their terror cells across Indonesia, largely in Java, through PayPal and bitcoin exchanges.
"14.01.2017 05:00:18" wsj.com The Best Place on Earth to Fire 3,000 Rockets Into Outer Space Is... The rocket industry, hoping to launch thousands of microsatellites in coming years, rushes to one of the last places on earth with few commercial flights, shipping routes, cities—or people. Welcome to New Zealand: earthquake-prone, dotted with volcanoes and containing six times as many sheep as people.
"14.01.2017 04:00:11" wsj.com Senate Panel Will Examine Potential Ties Between Russia, Trump Advisers Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said his panel would expands the scope of its investigation into Russian election meddling to include looking at potential links between Moscow and individuals associated with President-elect Donald The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said his panel would expand the scope of its investigation into Russian election meddling to include looking at potential links between Moscow and individuals associated with Donald Trump's presidential
"14.01.2017 03:00:41" wsj.com How to Ride an Escalator: China Says You're Doing It Wrong Just as subway commuters in some of China's biggest cities begin to embrace a key tenet of escalator etiquette—standing to one side to let others pass—experts in the field are challenging the practice as potentially unsafe. “No longer advocate 'stand right, walk left...It's more important to stand still and hold the rail!”
"14.01.2017 02:45:09" wsj.com Donald Trump Sets a Bar for Russia and China President-elect Donald Trump wants to emphasize flexibility in dealing with America's two largest strategic rivals, basing the relationships on the degree to which China and Russia cooperate with U.S. economic, diplomatic and military priorities In an hourlong interview, President-elect Donald Trump said he would keep intact sanctions against Russia imposed by the Obama administration “at least for a period of time.” He also said he wouldn't commit to America's longstanding agreement with China
"14.01.2017 02:00:13" wsj.com Exclusive Peek at SpaceX Data Shows Loss in 2015, Heavy Expectations for Nascent Internet Service Internal documents reveal aerospace company has thin bottom line vulnerable to accidents, hopes planned satellite-internet business will finance eventual Mars missions One hundred and thirty nine seconds is all it took for an unmanned rocket to explode after blastoff and turn Elon Musk's booming SpaceX into a geyser of red ink.
"14.01.2017 01:30:22" wsj.com Johnny Depp Sues Business Managers, Accuses Them of Fraud The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star alleged that brothers Joel and Rob Mandel caused him to lose tens of millions of dollars, incur more than $40 million in debt and dispose of significant assets. Johnny Depp first suspected something was amiss when his business managers called to say he was short on funds and needed to sell the small village he owns in France.
"14.01.2017 01:00:25" wsj.com Pinterest's Ben Silbermann Looks Ahead The chief executive of the image-sharing site on building the company, his 'dorky' childhood collection and wasting time online. The CEO of Pinterest says the idea for the company partly stemmed from a "dorky" childhood obsession with collecting things—mostly insects.
"14.01.2017 00:31:06" wsj.com Marco Rubio's Vote Is Key for Secretary of State Nominee Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has emerged as the key vote in the Senate confirmation drama over President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the State Department, former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson. No senator is more critical to Rex Tillerson's fate than Marco Rubio, who subjected Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee to several rounds of withering questioning this week.
"14.01.2017 00:00:42" wsj.com How to Treat an Opioid Epidemic Addiction isn't an illness like any other. Patients need not just the right medicines but therapy, support and, in some cases, tough supervision. A psychiatrist who has treated people addicted to heroin for more than 25 years says the public-health establishment is oversimplifying the challenge.
"13.01.2017 23:00:32" wsj.com Céline Dion Cuts Price of Jupiter Island Estate to $38.5 Million Singer Céline Dion first listed the elaborate Jupiter Island property, which has its own water park, for $72 million in 2013. Céline Dion has been trying to unload her oceanfront, Bahamas-inspired estate on Jupiter Island since 2013, when she first listed it for $72 million.
"13.01.2017 22:30:12" wsj.com Mobile Banking Gives a Big Boost To Kenya's Poor A new study in Kenya points to an innovation that is lifting many people out of extreme poverty: mobile banking. And it is especially benefiting women. Researchers estimate that between 2008 and 2014, access to mobile banking lifted at least 194,000 Kenyan households out of extreme poverty.
"13.01.2017 22:00:16" wsj.com U.S. Ambassador to EU Warns Trump on Brexit The departing U.S. ambassador to the European Union warned the Trump administration not to cheer for Brexit and expressed concern about the influence of Nigel Farage. The departing U.S. ambassador to the EU warned Donald Trump's team not to cheer for Brexit and expressed concern about Nigel Farage's apparent influence with the new administration.
"13.01.2017 21:40:07" blogs.wsj.com Workers Tape Over 'Don's Johns' Label on Donald Trump Inauguration Portable Facilities A week before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, workers armed with rolls of blue masking tape covered the logos of the green plastic portable toilets trucked in for inauguration weekend festivities, toilets prominently displaying the name The Architect of the Capitol, who is in part responsible for the inauguration's infrastructure, said in a statement Friday that the taping was done to comply with prohibitions against advertising on the Capitol grounds.
"13.01.2017 21:20:08" wsj.com Deutsche Bank Bans Widely Used Text-Messaging Programs for Business Use Deutsche Bank told employees Friday that it is curtailing their use of electronic-messaging via mobile phones, including barring the use of texting for business purposes except on approved systems the bank can monitor and record. Deutsche Bank told employees in a memo that unapproved messaging applications such as WhatsApp and Google Talk can't be used for business purposes, including on personal phones.
"13.01.2017 21:00:04" wsj.com First Look: Nintendo's Switch Game Console Is Fresh Yet Familiar Nintendo Co. showed off its $300 Switch videogame console for the first time publicly at events in New York and other locations around the world. Nintendo's $300 Switch videogame console arrives March 3.
"13.01.2017 20:40:05" wsj.com Takata Executives Criminally Charged in U.S. Probe of Faulty Air Bags A federal grand jury indicted three Takata executives, charging them with providing auto makers with misleading test reports on rupture-prone air bags. Three Takata executives have been criminally charged for participating in alleged fraud undertaken at the Japanese automotive supplier.
"13.01.2017 20:35:04" WSJ. Custom Studios Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, champions iconic ideas and innovation.
"13.01.2017 20:20:04" wsj.com U.S. Seizes $25 Million Worth of Aluminum Linked to Chinese Billionaire U.S. customs officials have seized $25 million worth of aluminum owned by a U.S. company linked to a Chinese billionaire, escalating a federal probe into Chinese trade practices. U.S. customs officials have seized $25 million worth of aluminum linked to a Chinese billionaire accused of stockpiling the metal across the world.
"13.01.2017 20:01:02" wsj.com How to Trade a Donald Trump Tweet Investors are grappling with Mr. Trump's visible but capricious social-media presence, which is upending how Wall Street thinks about trading. Investors are grappling with Donald Trump's highly visible but capricious social-media presence, which is upending well-worn Wall Street formulas for assessing the likelihood of certain developments and baking them into market prices.
"13.01.2017 19:00:42" wsj.com Using All Our Senses in an Age Obsessed With Sight The Paris market Les Halles operated in almost total darkness for six centuries—reminding us not to rely on vision alone Not so long ago in human history, we took in information about the world very differently, relying far more on our other senses. Today, we might be better off if we gave our eyes a rest occasionally and learned to use capacities that we have allowed to
"13.01.2017 18:40:08" wsj.com Do Cavities Run in Your Family? Do Cavities Run in Your Family? Genetics may increase your chances of getting cavities and having a sweet tooth can also be inherited Genetics may increase your chances of getting cavities—and of having a sweet tooth.
"13.01.2017 18:01:09" wsj.com The Legend of the President's First Hundred Days Franklin D. Roosevelt invented the idea of an activist sprint from the start of a presidency, and many of his successors have followed his example. Will Donald Trump make his own early splash? Franklin D. Roosevelt invented the idea of an activist sprint from the start of a presidency, and many of his successors have followed his example. Will Donald Trump make his own early splash?
"13.01.2017 17:40:02" wsj.com The 2016 Word of the Year: Dumpster Fire A colorful metaphor for an exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation caught fire last year, especially in politics. What's the Word of the Year? Hint: It happens in a dumpster.
"13.01.2017 17:20:08" wsj.com Donald Trump Declines to Issue Inaugural License Plates. Sad! Collectors are crushed as Trump becomes the first President-elect since Hoover to not produce special inauguration tags for his motorcade. Donald Trump's approval ratings among license-plate collectors: not good.
"13.01.2017 17:00:21" wsj.com Justice Department Finds Chicago Police Use Excessive Force in Violation of Constitution The Justice Department found the Chicago Police Department engages in an unconstitutional use of excessive force, including deadly force, following a 13-month investigation. The Justice Department has found that the Chicago police engaged in excessive force, deadly force, and offer severely deficient training.
"13.01.2017 16:40:03" wsj.com Nintendo's Switch Console to Launch March 3 Nintendo said Friday that its new Switch console will go on sale world-wide on March 3 for $299.99. The hand-held hybrid console begins a make-or-break period for the Japanese videogame maker that now faces tougher competition. Photo: Nintendo Nintendo said Friday that its new Switch console will go on sale world-wide on March 3 for $299.99. The hand-held hybrid console begins a make-or-break period for the Japanese video game maker that now faces tougher competition.
"13.01.2017 16:20:06" wsj.com With AR Shopping Apps Like These, You'll Never Leave Home Again When you hear “augmented reality,” you likely think of people holding out their smartphones to catch little Pokémon creatures. But while “Pokémon Go” remains one of AR's few breakthrough hits, a new crop of AR apps from major retailers shows just how Augmented Reality isn't just for Pokémon Go anymore. Brands like Gap, Amazon, Lowe's and WayfairView are all finding ways to benefit from the new technology.
"13.01.2017 16:00:29" wsj.com The Man Who Redeems Lost Veterans James Lindley, a former Marine, helps lay indigent servicemen to rest with military honors, calming his own wartime demons Former Marine James Lindley, a mortician in Seattle, is making sure the unclaimed remains of dozens of indigent veterans are laid to rest with military honors they earned as young men and a dignity that eluded them at life's end.
"13.01.2017 15:40:08" wsj.com Advocates Lobby to Protect Obamacare Coverage for Substance-Abuse Treatment Advocates for substance-abuse treatment are hoping to protect the insurance coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act by lobbying Republican legislators in states hit hard by the opioid addiction crisis. Advocates for substance-abuse treatment are lobbying Republican legislators in states hit hard by the opioid crisis to protect insurance coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act.
"13.01.2017 15:21:03" wsj.com Exclusive Peek at SpaceX Data Shows Loss in 2015, Heavy Expectations for Nascent Internet Service Internal documents reveal aerospace company has thin bottom line vulnerable to accidents, hopes planned satellite-internet business will finance eventual Mars missions Space-X has robust growth in new rocket-launch contracts, but a thin bottom line that is vulnerable when things go awry. The company is also putting steep revenue expectations on a nascent satellite-internet business it hopes will eventually dwarf the
"13.01.2017 15:00:11" wsj.com The Best New Ski Gear for Safety and Comfort These innovations in ski gear let you hit the slopes more safely and comfortably than ever—without putting the freeze on style. Hitting the slopes this holiday weekend? These innovations in ski gear let you do so more safely and satisfyingly than ever—without putting the freeze on style.
"13.01.2017 14:30:15" wsj.com Musicians Hawk V.I.P. Concert Packages to Deter Scalpers, Boost Profits Bands are adding perks such as meeting performers and customized swag to concert-ticket packages in a bid to bring in more money, keep fans happy and boost prices beyond what resellers can profit from. Ticket pricing has long been a tricky problem for concert promoters and artists: prices that are too high can anger fans, but setting them too low lures scalpers who snap them up and resell them on the secondary market, pocketing the profit for
"13.01.2017 14:00:18" wsj.com Ben Carson Sidesteps Questions on Trump Conflicts at Hearing Ben Carson, Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, sidestepped questions on whether federal funds might benefit businesses controlled by the incoming president or his family, underscoring potential conflicts Despite a heated exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ben Carson's hearing suggested few obstacles to his confirmation.
"13.01.2017 13:32:00" The Donald J. Trump buoys the big banks. Does eliminating the ... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: Big banks report positive earnings and a Donald J. Trump bump. Is the end of the 'Wet Foot Dry Foot' policy good for Cuba and the U.S.? How augmented reality, made famous during last year's Pokémon Go craze, can help
"13.01.2017 13:30:11" wsj.com Living Rooms With Lofty Perches Rather than putting home offices and rec rooms behind closed doors, some homeowners are giving them a lift Adding loft spaces into massive great rooms can freshen the space and add intimacy—though owners warn of noises and curious visitors.
"13.01.2017 12:59:04" wsj.com EU Presses Italy to Respond on Fiat Chrysler Emissions Accusations Under fire from U.S. regulators, Fiat Chrysler also faces cheating allegations by Germany U.S. allegations that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cheated on diesel emissions spilled over to Europe, with European Union authorities pressing Italy to respond to German accusations of cheating against the Italian-American car maker.
"13.01.2017 11:54:52" wsj.com Space-Based Flight Tracking Comes Closer With Launch of Satellites A look at how Iridium Communications' satellites in a network from Aireon LLC could change flight navigation by providing space-based air traffic control A cluster of satellites set to launch in the coming days could move the aviation industry closer to overhauling the way air-traffic controllers track planes around the world.
"13.01.2017 11:27:12" blogs.wsj.com Watch How India's Ambitious Aadhaar Identification Program Often Fails to Deliver India's government is forging ahead with an ambitious plan to provide every citizen with a reliable form of identification, something the world's second-most populous country has been trying to do for decades. This is why India's ambitious Aadhaar identification program often fails to deliver.
"13.01.2017 10:59:50" wsj.com Donald Trump's Existing Foreign Deals Could Pose Problems U.S. president-elect's business partners at odds with government officials abroad present possible complications for incoming administration Donald Trump has said his company will be run by his sons and won't strike new foreign deals, but some he has already struck present a possible challenge to his attempts to separate his presidency from his international business.
"13.01.2017 10:00:25" blogs.wsj.com India's Massive Aadhaar Biometric Identification Program – The Numbers The rollout of India's new biometric identification system is not without problems as outlined in a story in The Wall Street Journal Friday. One of the biggest reasons there are still issues with the biometric IDs--which are already being used widely to These numbers show why India's massive biometric identification program Aadhaar is running into problems.
"13.01.2017 10:00:22" wsj.com How the 1MDB Scandal Spread Across the World Starting in Malaysia, a scandal involving the 1MDB fund set up by Prime Minister Najib Razak now involves at least 10 countries, including the U.S. This animation shows how money allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB moved through global wealth centers Starting in Malaysia, a scandal involving the 1MDB fund set up by Prime Minister Najib Razak now involves at least 10 countries, including the U.S. Here is how money allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB moved through global wealth centers before being used
"13.01.2017 09:30:17" wsj.com EPA: Fiat Chrysler Used Emissions-Cheating Software The Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler of diesel-emissions violations, saying the auto maker allegedly used software on recent diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram trucks. The EPA delivered a violation notice to Fiat Chrysler accusing it of using illegal software in 104,000 vehicles.
"13.01.2017 09:00:19" wsj.com OPEC Takes Aim at Its Biggest Problem: Oil Storage An obstacle is emerging for OPEC's plan to raise oil prices with output cuts: vast global reserves of crude that threaten its power over markets. A big obstacle is emerging for OPEC's plan to raise oil prices with output cuts: vast global reserves of crude that threaten its power over markets.
"13.01.2017 08:30:30" wsj.com U.S. Oil-Export Prospects U.S. oil production, on the rebound for months, has picked up steam since November's OPEC production-cut pact—raising anew the prospect of greater U.S. exports, which has long tantalized U.S. oil producers, traders and policy makers. Could America become a big oil exporter?
"13.01.2017 08:00:06" wsj.com Can Technology Solve India's Biggest Problem? India's government is giving a unique ID to each of its 1.2 billion citizens, creating the world's largest biometric data set. But some are questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to use technology to solve the country's most critical Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive biometric ID system to enroll India's 1.2 billion people is depriving some Indians of subsidized food.
"13.01.2017 07:30:28" wsj.com Exploring a Brexit That Isn't Binary One of the toughest questions British Prime Minister Theresa May will have to answer is whether the U.K. seek to stay, at least temporarily, in the EU's customs union. There are options. Here is one of the toughest questions British Prime Minister Theresa May will have to answer as she maps out her thinking on the exit negotiations from the European Union, starting with a speech on Tuesday: Should the U.K. seek to stay, at least
"13.01.2017 07:00:46" wsj.com Snapchat Demystifies App With Search Snap Inc. is rolling out an update that includes a search function and certain shortcuts that would streamline navigation within the app, potentially raising its appeal with older users. Snap is taking some of the mystery out of its Snapchat messaging app by enabling its users to search for friends and content from publishers.
"13.01.2017 06:30:10" wsj.com The Obesity Epidemic at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show Is there a cure for the obesity epidemic afflicting automobile design? Dan Neil offers his prognosis from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. "As a lover of beautiful moving objects, I must faithfully report that art died at the Detroit show this year," writes Dan Neil.
"13.01.2017 06:00:49" wsj.com Amazon's Hiring Plans Are Welcome Amazon's plan to boost its U.S. workforce by 100,000 in the next 18 months is good news for many areas currently struggling economically. But economic incentives, employee burnout and automation paint a more complicated picture. Amazon's plan to boost its U.S. workforce is good news for many regions of the U.S.
"13.01.2017 05:30:08" wsj.com California Storms Bring Destruction and Drought Relief Storms have ripped through California, knocking out power and closing highways, but the destruction has brought drought relief. The destructive deluge has a big perk: All that water is providing some relief to the state's six-year drought, stoking optimism that there will finally be enough water this year in most places for everything from agriculture to golf courses.
"13.01.2017 05:00:08" wsj.com Nintendo Looks to Switch Fortunes with Hybrid Games Console Nintendo said it would introduce its next-generation game console Switch world-wide on March 3 at $299.99. The success or failure of the Switch could be decisive for Nintendo's core hardware business, which has lagged behind rivals Sony and Microsoft in recent years.
"13.01.2017 04:30:04" wsj.com Lowe's to Cut Thousands of Store Workers, Shuffle Jobs Home-improvement retailer plans to eliminate less than 1% of its workforce. Lowe's is cutting thousands of workers and shuffling the jobs of thousands more.
"13.01.2017 04:00:10" wsj.com Republicans Face Hurdles to Health-Law Pledge For President-elect Donald Trump and GOP leaders to keep their pledge to swiftly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they'll have to contend with a complicated legislative process. Republicans' legislative maneuvering to repeal and replace the health law involves two party leaders, four congressional committees, dozens of GOP proposals groomed over six years, one unpredictable president-elect and a vice president-elect emerging as a
"13.01.2017 03:34:14" wsj.com Trump Names Michael Glassner to Oversee Campaign Committee President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday appointed to run his campaign committee Michael Glassner, a Republican operative who served as his deputy campaign manager during the election. Donald J. Trump looks to 2020 and appoints Michael Glassner to oversee campaign committee.
"13.01.2017 03:00:09" wsj.com India's Digital ID Rollout Collides With Rickety Reality India's new Aadhaar digital identification system, relying on fingerprints and eye scans, now covers over 1 billion people, but at such a scale small glitches can multiply. India's new digital identification system is colliding with the rickety reality of the country, where many people live off the grid or have fingerprints compromised by manual labor or age.
"13.01.2017 02:40:08" wsj.com You Know What Banks Need? Slot Machines, Miniskirts and Chocolate As loan rates sag, one small Japanese lender is branching out into farming, pinball, broadcasting, rice cultivation and blueberry jam, among other things. “With these interest rates...you might make more money selling 10 OKB chocolates instead of managing a million yen in deposits.”
"13.01.2017 02:20:08" wsj.com Indonesia Revises Mining Regulations The revisions to an earlier regulation will allow miners to export as long as they show progress toward building smelters in a five-year period. Investors and analysts had expected Indonesia to continue allowing exports of mineral concentrates, but the Indonesia issued significant new mining rules Thursday that will relax a controversial ban on exports of nickel ore and bauxite and extend exports for mineral concentrates.
"13.01.2017 02:00:15" wsj.com Japan's Abe Shores Up Friendship With Philippines In his second meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in less than three months, Mr. Abe offered more than $8.7 billion in Japanese investment to the Philippines, a grant of more than $5 million for high-speed boats to boost the Philippines' During a state visit to the Philippines, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aimed to do the best thing he could in the face of the shifting balance of power in Southeast Asia: be a better friend than China.
"13.01.2017 01:40:08" wsj.com After a Few Hairy Incidents, Gov. Cuomo Wants New Aircraft That incident, which is under state investigation, was only the latest in a series of safety scares on a state plane or helicopter, said more than a dozen state staffers familiar with the fleet. The safety of New York state's aging aircraft fleet has been called into question since a state helicopter carrying the governor had to make an emergency landing Wednesday in an upstate airport after filling with smoke.
"13.01.2017 01:20:06" wsj.com Justice Department Lawyer Says He Did Nothing Wrong Mr. Kadzik, 63 years old, serves as assistant attorney general running the Justice Department's Office of Legislative Affairs, meaning he is the agency's liaison with Congress. It is a political position, and he will leave the job in a week. Peter Kadzik, by his own account, was just a messenger. But on Thursday, Mr. Kadzik learned he was under investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general for a message he sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.
"13.01.2017 01:00:08" wsj.com Trump's Cabinet Nominees Diverge on Russia, Security Issues Retired Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense nominee; Rex Tillerson, named to be secretary of state; and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), the Central Intelligence Agency director nominee, all made statements at Senate hearings this week that differed Donald Trump's picks for top national security posts diverged from the president-elect's positions on key issues during confirmation hearings a week before the inauguration, increasing uncertainty about what policies the incoming administration will
"13.01.2017 00:20:07" wsj.com Libel Lawsuit Settled Between Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson, WSJ Reporter Both sides agreed that the suit would be dismissed and that each side would bear its own legal costs, a Journal spokeswoman said. The Wall Street Journal said Thursday a libel lawsuit brought by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson against one of its reporters has been settled.
"13.01.2017 00:00:11" wsj.com Russians Named in Trump Dossier Dismiss Claims The dossier contains claims that Russian officials have compromising evidence about Mr. Trump's behavior that could be used to blackmail him, and that the Kremlin colluded with members of Mr. Trump's team to help get him elected. Russians named in an unverified dossier on President-elect Donald Trump reacted with incredulity to allegations they were tied to Kremlin-led efforts to interfere with the U.S. elections.
"12.01.2017 23:40:08" blogs.wsj.com President Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Medal of Freedom President Barack Obama surprised his vice president, Joe Biden, by awarding him with the presidential medal of freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. Mr. Biden teared up as Mr. Obama delivered a warm tribute to his vice president.
"12.01.2017 23:20:05" wsj.com Scorsese's 'Silence' May Struggle to Find Audience The $50 million film about 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan has generated little buzz thus far 'Silence,' Martin Scorsese's 3-hour epic about 17th-century Jesuit missionaries. Can it find its audience?
"12.01.2017 23:00:47" wsj.com Going Local—and Luxe—on a Caribbean Vacation Fly-and-flop vacations are out. Local experiences are in, as one writer finds in an eye-opening series of close encounters on the Caribbean island of Dominica A roundup of standout local experiences around the world, from the Caribbean to Cape Town.
"12.01.2017 22:40:22" wsj.com U.S. Administration Ending Policy Allowing Cubans to Stay Without Visas The special exception for Cuban immigrants -- known as the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy -- has been in place since the 1990s. The White House plans to announce that President Barack Obama is undoing a longstanding policy that allows Cuban émigrés who reach U.S. soil without visas to stay in the country and apply for a green card after one year.
"12.01.2017 22:20:03" wsj.com The Unique Uniform: Womenswear Basics With Subtle Twists Nothing beats the way no-brainer basics simplify the process of creating outfits everyday—especially when the pieces are elevated with subtle, distinctive details you can't find at Gap. Khaite. Cuyana. Everlane. Gabriela Hearst. La Ligne. Get to know some of the labels making it easy for you to get dressed everyday.
"12.01.2017 22:00:15" wsj.com Trump's Pentagon Pick, James Mattis, Holds Dimmer View on Russia Gen. James Mattis expressed a hawkish view of Russia in his confirmation hearing for secretary of Defense, diverging from Donald Trump's vow to cooperate with the Kremlin and praise of Vladimir Putin. Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis said the U.S. must recognize that Mr. Putin “is trying to break the North Atlantic alliance” and classified Russia among the principal threats to the U.S.
"12.01.2017 21:39:07" blogs.wsj.com Democrats Look to Obama, Eric Holder to Fight GOP Gerrymandering Eric Holder launched a new Democratic Party project to rev up interest among donors and activists in state and local races to give the party more power in the drawing of new congressional district lines after the 2020 census. Eric Holder launched a new Democratic project to rev up interest in state and local races.
"12.01.2017 21:20:06" wsj.com The Market Has Already Started to Dump Trump Markets responded to Donald Trump's rambling news conference on Wednesday by dumping Trump. The dollar, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology stocks were sold, bonds were bought and stocks once regarded as out of favor with the incoming president Stocks once regarded as out of favor with Donald Trump outperformed following his news conference.
"12.01.2017 21:00:09" wsj.com Some Republican Senators Still Torn On Tillerson Three Republican senators have lingering concerns about President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, with none willing to commit to voting to confirm Rex Tillerson to the nation's top diplomatic post. "I just still haven't made up my mind,” said Sen. John McCain, who says he is concerned about Mr. Tillerson's relationships with senior members of the Russian government.
"12.01.2017 20:50:09" wsj.com Oyster Pan Roast Recipe: Slow Food Fast Ready in about a half hour, this creamy shellfish stew from chef Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner in Raleigh, N.C., contains succulent cubes of turnip and some zesty greens, too Creamy oyster pan roast and a side of saltines: Have a classic winter supper on the table in a half hour.
"12.01.2017 20:30:32" wsj.com Individual Health Insurance—A Glossary As Congress takes up health-insurance overhaul, a major focus will be on the individual-insurance market, which has its own lexicon. As the GOP gets ready to gut the Affordable Care Act, a major focus will be on the individual-insurance market, which has its own vocabulary.
"12.01.2017 20:00:32" wsj.com Health Care's Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay With Congress poised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, most lawmakers want to maintain coverage for people with pre-existing conditions—the available options all have downsides There's one thing to know about health care: Sick people are expensive to cover, and someone has to pay.
"12.01.2017 19:20:05" wsj.com Justice Department Watchdog Launches Internal Probe Into Handling of Clinton Email Case The Justice Department's inspector general is probing how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server ahead of the election. The investigation follows a debate over whether the FBI's actions may have violated the longstanding practice of avoiding overt actions that could influence, or seem to influence, an election's outcome.
"12.01.2017 19:10:05" wsj.com Ronald Reagan Foundation Pursuing Aubrey McClendon's Estate Mr. McClendon's death has raised questions about how aggressively recipients of pledges should pursue money that had been promised before a person's death. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation says it has only received $15,000 of the $975,000 pledged to it by now-deceased Oklahoma oil man Aubrey McClendon, and has asked a judge to reconsider its request for the remainder.
"12.01.2017 18:50:06" wsj.com San Diego Chargers to Relocate to Los Angeles The Chargers sought permission to move to Los Angeles last year, but NFL owners instead approved the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles from St. Louis. The San Diego Chargers on Thursday said the team is moving to Los Angeles, ending the franchise's 55-year tenure in San Diego and giving Los Angeles its second professional football team after two decades without one.
"12.01.2017 18:30:15" wsj.com Alphabet Shut Titan Internet-Drone Project Other initiatives where Alphabet is scaling back include delivering high-speed internet via fiber-optic cables, robotics and modular smartphones. Alphabet said it shut down an effort to beam internet service from highflying drones, part of a number of moves by the Google parent to rein in less-promising initiatives and focus on those more likely to produce profit.
"12.01.2017 18:10:05" wsj.com McDonald's, Slow to Industry Trends, Cooks Up Changes McDonald's is two years into a turnaround plan that was instituted following its longest sales slump. McDonald's is in the business of selling food quickly, but it has been slow to many industry trends, including transferring ownership of its restaurants to independent operators—an easy way to derive stable revenue.
"12.01.2017 17:50:06" wsj.com Dow 20000, Maybe Never The market's high valuation comes at a time when both rising interest rates and earnings are moving against it. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been on the cusp of breaking 20000 for so long that whoever owns the cusp should be charging rent.
"12.01.2017 17:30:06" wsj.com The Rise and Fall and Rise of the XFL Jason Gay on the long, loopy shadow of the XFL. The Rise and Fall and Rise of the XFL: Days before the Super Bowl, a one-and-done football league gets a loud revival with an ESPN documentary.
"12.01.2017 17:10:10" wsj.com Lockheed Martin Facing Twin Pressures on F-35 Price Mr. Trump this week again took aim at the cost and delays to the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program. Lockheed Martin executives were sitting down again with Pentagon officials to thrash out terms for the next multi-billion dollar batch of 90 F-35 combat jets.
"12.01.2017 16:50:04" wsj.com Health Care's Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay Letting insurers refuse to sell to individuals with what the industry calls a “pre-existing condition” is something both parties appear to have ruled out. With Congress poised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, most lawmakers want to maintain coverage for people with pre-existing conditions—the available options all have downsides.
"12.01.2017 16:23:58" wsj.com EPA Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Diesel-Emissions Violations The EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of diesel-emissions violations, saying the auto maker allegedly used software on Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram trucks. Fiat Chrysler shares were halted following a 16% drop.
"12.01.2017 16:20:12" wsj.com As the iPhone Turns 10, What's Next for Smartphones? The smartphone is at a critical turning point. Handset sales are flattening but software and services are developing at dizzying speeds, as our phones become more of a hub for controlling our day-to-day lives.
"12.01.2017 16:01:04" blogs.wsj.com Trump Taps Giuliani for Undefined Role Advising On Cybersecurity Mr. Trump has said he will create a cybersecurity panel that has 90 days to advise him on a strategy for how to improve cybersecurity defenses. President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would play what appears to be an unofficial role advising him on cybersecurity and private-sector developments in this area.
"12.01.2017 15:40:02" wsj.com The Latest Gamble in Life Insurance: Sell It Online Firms are making a calculated bargain: Obtaining less information than before to get a deal done is better than selling nothing at all. Insurers make it easier to get life-insurance policies online, often waiving medical tests and relying instead on digital records for prescription drugs, motor vehicles.
"12.01.2017 15:20:04" wsj.com German Companies See Only Limited Brexit Impact Most German companies don't expect the U.K.'s planned exit from the EU to have a major impact on their business, a new survey found. The finding could come as a disappointment to British officials who had hoped corporate pressure could persuade Germany to take an accommodating stance during Brexit negotiations.
"12.01.2017 15:00:38" wsj.com Trump Nominee's Proposal to Block China From Islands Sets Off Alarms China's island-building in the last three years has raised concern in the U.S. and among its Asian allies and partners. If carried out, Rex Tillerson's proposal to bar Beijing's from some South China Sea islands would likely trigger military battle, security experts say.
"12.01.2017 14:40:02" wsj.com Live Video Grows as Platform to Broadcast Violence There have been at least 40 such broadcasts of sensitive, violent or criminal footage on live video over the last 12 months, according to a WSJ analysis. The widely shared live video of an assault against a teenager held hostage by four young adults last week shows how far social media has become entwined in the world of violent crime.
"12.01.2017 14:20:05" wsj.com A Buyer's Guide to Purchasing Life Insurance Online What you need to know about applying for a competitively priced policy—without the medical exam and long wait time If you're interested in buying a million-dollar life-insurance policy online, a small but growing number of companies are ready to sell it to you, nearly right away.
"12.01.2017 14:00:04" wsj.com McDonald's Looks to Sell Part of Stake in Japan Business McDonald's move to trim its stake in its Japan unit follows an announcement earlier in the week that it is selling an 80% stake in its China operations. McDonald's is inviting bids for a significant stake in its Japan unit, days after it reached a deal to sell its China and Hong Kong franchises.
"12.01.2017 13:40:05" wsj.com Billionaire George Soros Lost Nearly $1 Billion in Weeks After Trump Election Mr. Soros adjusted his positions and exited many of his bearish bets late last year, avoiding further losses. Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump's surprise presidential election.
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"12.01.2017 13:00:36" wsj.com Trump's Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing Retired Marine general set to field lawmakers' questions on several issues Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Pentagon, is expected to walk a fine line between speaking his mind and aligning himself with some of his future boss's more controversial positions.
"12.01.2017 11:59:26" wsj.com Hints of Fear in Bank Stock Options Ahead of Earnings Quarterly reports will test the resiliency of the financial sector's postelection rally As earnings season kicks off this week, the options market is signaling that a pause may be looming for the euphoric rally in bank stocks.
"12.01.2017 10:42:13" wsj.com Apple Sets Its Sights on Hollywood With Plans for Original Content The technology giant has been in talks with veteran producers in recent months Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, a move that could make it a bigger player in Hollywood and offset slowing sales of iPhones and iPads.