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"24.04.2017 17:20:12" wsj.com Tesla to Double Number of EV Chargers at Stations Tesla plans to double the number of chargers for its electric cars at its stations globally, after owners complained of long wait times and crowds at popular locations. Tesla's plan announced on Monday calls for increasing the number of chargers to more than 10,000 this year.
"24.04.2017 17:20:07" wsj.com By Trashing Mexico, Trump Hurts the U.S. Without Nafta, American businesses would lose protection from populism south of the border. Opinion: Over the past 30 years, presidents of both parties have recognized that the U.S. benefits from working with Mexico and Canada. But not only that, without Nafta, American businesses would lose protection from populism south of the border.
"24.04.2017 17:00:49" wsj.com Against All Odds, the U.S. Tobacco Industry Is Rolling in Money Profits are booming for cigarette companies, despite government regulation, huge legal settlements and a decline in smoking rates. The secret: A consolidated industry has been able to boost the price per pack dramatically. A flurry of consolidation has winnowed the U.S. tobacco market from seven big players to two: Marlboro maker Altria and Newport maker Reynolds American, which together sell eight out of every 10 cigarettes in the country. As companies combined, they
"24.04.2017 16:40:11" wsj.com How an Alternative Donald Trump Opening Act Might Have Unfolded Let's imagine an alternative start to Donald Trump's presidency, one that attempted to take advantage of the fact he isn't an ideological conservative or traditional Republican, but a radical centrist who should be able to create unconventional, An alternative Trump opening act could have cast him as a centrist, Gerald F. Seib says.
"24.04.2017 16:20:03" wsj.com Let's Think About Sex The way to better communication in your relationship may not be to just be nicer. Researchers found that sexual thoughts lead people to chat more about their personal lives and feelings, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in “Bonds: On Relationships.” Thinking about sex leads people to open up more about emotions and personal stories, researchers find.
"24.04.2017 16:00:41" wsj.com Bad Intelligence Behind the Wheel Machine learning will bring amazing innovations—and dangers and lawsuits. Self-driving cars exist only because of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Autonomous cars will eventually be safer than what we have today. A time of fewer accidents and saved lives is coming. But bad artificial intelligence can be deadly,
"24.04.2017 15:50:06" wsj.com The U.S. Makes It Easy for Parents to Get College Loans—Repaying Them Is Another Story The federal Parent Plus loan program has millions of borrowers, many with subprime credit ratings. Its default rate exceeds the rate for U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis, and the debt is almost impossible to extinguish through bankruptcy. Consumer counselors are hearing from borrowers who make as little as minimum wage but borrowed tens of thousands of dollars and now can't repay.
"24.04.2017 15:40:08" wsj.com Western Coal-Mining Region Pins Hope on Trump, Amid Uncertainty In Campbell County, Wyo., a mineral-rich swath of the state, the Trump administration has brought a renewed hope, especially as coal's long-term future remains uncertain. With Donald Trump in the White House, those who work in the Gillette, Wyo., coal mines aren't as fearful about losing their jobs as they were in recent years, when layoffs hit the area.
"24.04.2017 15:40:05" wsj.com Hasbro Passes Mattel in Sales for First Time Since 2000 After years of trailing behind Mattel Inc., Hasbro Inc. passed its rival in quarterly revenue for the first time since 2000, highlighting the diverging fortunes of the two toy makers. The companies began to trade fortunes after the global rights to develop dolls based on Disney Princess characters, including those in “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Frozen,” characters transitioned from Mattel to Hasbro last year.
"24.04.2017 15:31:27" wsj.com Apple Permit Reveals Self-Driving Car Testers With NASA Experience Apple's plan for autonomous vehicles calls for putting more-senior engineers in all of its cars than some of its rivals are using for road tests, a move that suggests the company is still in the early phases of testing its technology. In a permit issued April 14 by the state of California, Apple identifies six employees, including roboticists who worked at NASA, who will be in the front seat of three Lexus sport-utility vehicles outfitted with technology to make them autonomous.
"24.04.2017 14:40:08" wsj.com France's Stark Choice Macron vs. Le Pen reveals the French nationalist divide. WSJ Opinion: On Sunday the French gave themselves Emmanuel Macron as a mainstream alternative to far-right Marine Le Pen in next month's second round of presidential voting. The French choice is described in some quarters as pitting the “populist” Ms. Le
"24.04.2017 14:20:14" wsj.com My NBA MVP Vote: No More Awards Shows! Not every human action has to be packaged into middling television, including the NBA's MVP announcement, writes Jason Gay. We won't know this year's MVP winner until after the Finals, on June 26, because the NBA has opted to give its biggest individual prize out at, good grief, its first-ever live awards show.
"24.04.2017 13:59:28" wsj.com Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology Amazon.com has created a team focused on driverless-vehicle technology to help navigate the retail giant's role in the shake-up of transportation. For now, Amazon doesn't intend to build a fleet of vehicles, according to people briefed on the matter. Instead, the team serves as an in-house think tank to figure out how to leverage autonomous vehicles.
"24.04.2017 13:40:56" wsj.com The Delicate Question of Sharing Medical Information With Adult Children Aging parents can gain by having their adult children know about their health care. Up to a point. Is it any business of an elderly man's family that he is using Viagra?
"24.04.2017 13:20:12" wsj.com New Orleans Removes First of Four Confederate Statues Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. The Liberty Place monument was taken down early in the morning to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay.
"24.04.2017 13:00:48" wsj.com European Stocks Aren't as Cheap as They Look Monday's market response reflects the true terror that had been priced in before Sunday's French election, more than it indicates undervalued stocks. The market story about France was that a populist win risked the creditworthiness of the French government, which would be very bad for European banks. The euro itself was never seen as under any serious threat, while knock-on global effects were expected
"24.04.2017 12:40:07" wsj.com Perrigo CEO Faces Mounting Pressure as Investors Sound Alarms John Hendrickson faces a daunting challenge: One year into his tenure as chief executive of drugmaker Perrigo, he must convince investors he has a handle on the company's wobbly business. John Hendrickson took control of the company's management after former CEO Joe Papa stunned investors and quit to join Valeant Pharmaceuticals last year.
"24.04.2017 12:20:04" wsj.com German Arms Makers Go on the Offensive Aided by Military Spending Boost German military spending is rising more than at any time since the Cold War. Most of the orders for new equipment and upgrades of existing kit are going to the country's biggest arms manufacturers. The German arms industry is back in business.
"24.04.2017 11:48:12" wsj.com Jimmy Choo Up for Sale as JAB Holding Steps Back From Luxury JAB Holding, the European investment giant that has binged on coffee and restaurant chains, is stepping back from the luxury sector, saying it would put shoemakers Jimmy Choo and Bally International on the block. A sale is on at Jimmy Choo.
"24.04.2017 11:05:09" wsj.com 'Apartheid Without the Racism': How China Keeps Rural Folks Down China's decades-old 'hukou' household registration system binds most Chinese to their place of birth, and denies millions of people outside the country's booming megacities the right to buy property inside them. An epic property boom restricted to city dwellers has opened a wealth gap that continues to widen in China.
"24.04.2017 10:35:48" wsj.com Samsung to Issue Galaxy S8 Software Updates After Complaints South Korean company said it would roll out two patches for its new smartphone after customers complained of red-tinted screens and poor Wi-Fi connections. Samsung is rolling out software updates to address user complaints about its new Galaxy S8 smartphone.
"24.04.2017 10:24:05" wsj.com Meet Craig Phillips, the Man in Charge of Trump's Review of Wall Street Rules Craig Phillips, a former BlackRock Inc. executive, has emerged as a central figure in President Donald Trump's Treasury Department, helming the administration's plan for financial deregulation and serving as a key point of contact with the financial This deal-making Wall Street millionaire used to give money to Hillary Clinton. Now he's working for the Trump administration.
"24.04.2017 09:55:04" wsj.com India Liquor Ruling Adds Twist to Sales Maze With a ban on alcohol sales near highways, India's Supreme Court has selling liquor in India—the world's biggest whiskey market by volume but one of its most challenging—even harder. India is taking a harder line on alcohol, threatening sales for global spirits makers.
"24.04.2017 09:30:20" wsj.com As Interest Rates Rise, It May Be Time to Tweak the Portfolio Even as interest rates rise, it may still be a while before conservative fixed-income investments feature attractive yields again. In the meantime, some investment professionals recommend stodgy but steady stocks, and looking at investments outside the Among suggestions from investment professionals: Go stodgy but steady with stocks, and look outside the U.S.
"24.04.2017 09:00:04" wsj.com Opiod Use Soars Among Middle Aged and Elderly A big part of the problem is uninformed doctors who prescribe too many painkillers for their patients. Opiod use by the middle aged and elderly grows because doctors prescribe too many.
"24.04.2017 08:54:47" wsj.com Goldman Environmental Prize Recipients to Be Honored Six activists will be recognized at a ceremony in San Francisco on Monday by the Goldman Environmental Foundation, the green world's highest honor. Six activists who helped block industrial projects have won the Goldman Environmental Prize.
"24.04.2017 08:30:07" wsj.com Euro Hits Five-Month High on French Election Results The euro and French government bonds jumped sharply in the wake of the first round of France's presidential election, with centrist former economy minister Emmanuel Macron edging out far-right politician Marine Le Pen. The euro, French government bonds and European stocks jumped sharply in the wake of the first round of France's presidential election, with centrist former economy minister Emmanuel Macron edging out far-right politician Marine Le Pen.
"24.04.2017 08:01:18" wsj.com How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire The U.K. prime minister's decision last week to call a snap election was a gamble, though not for the reasons that usually lead politicians to avoid unnecessary appointments with voters. Theresa May's call for a vote comes with risks and could complicate her Brexit negotiating position, writes Simon Nixon.
"24.04.2017 07:30:24" wsj.com The Mental Mistakes We Make With Retirement Spending The same mind-set and habits that work so well when people are building their nest egg can damage their quality of life—and their investments—in retirement. Same habits that build nest eggs in working years can damage quality of life in retirement.
"24.04.2017 07:00:24" wsj.com China's Xi Urges Trump to Be Cautious Over North Korea Phone calls between the U.S. leader and his counterparts in China and Japan come amid speculation Pyongyang may launch a nuclear test. Donald Trump and Xi Jinping spoke by phone on Monday amid escalating tensions over North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile programs—their second phone discussion on the issue in the past two weeks following their Florida summit in April.
"24.04.2017 06:30:09" wsj.com The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life More people in their 50s and 60s are finding that taking up a musical instrument or singing improves their lives in many ways. More people in their 50s and 60s are finding that taking up a musical instrument or singing improves their lives in many ways.
"24.04.2017 06:00:42" wsj.com World Bank, IMF Are on Guard With the Trump Administration Leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund may have this past weekend won the qualified backing of the Trump administration, but their work is hardly done. Both institutions will likely still have to prove to their largest and most powerful shareholder that they represent an efficient use of U.S. taxpayer dollars to promote the nation's interests abroad.
"24.04.2017 05:00:29" wsj.com Baseball's Fastest Home-Run Trot Oakland's Adam Rosales isn't a speedster, but has recorded eight of the 10 fastest home-run trots, since 2015. Oakland's Adam Rosales isn't a speedster but he's the swiftest around the bases after he hits the ball over the fence.
"24.04.2017 04:30:09" wsj.com The Houston Rockets' Foul Strategy: Hack-a-Roberson They didn't want to let Russell Westbrook win Game 4. So the Rockets made Oklahoma City's worst free-throw shooter take foul shots. The Houston Rockets took control of their playoff series on Sunday with a strategy that was as ugly as it was effective: They fouled and fouled and fouled and fouled—and it worked.
"24.04.2017 04:00:13" wsj.com Malaysia's 1MDB, Abu Dhabi State Investment Fund Reach Repayment Agreement State investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle part of its dispute with Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund, a move that could ease tension between the two funds and avoid arbitration proceedings. Malaysia and Abu Dhabi have been in a dispute since last year over who should foot the bill for billions of dollars that U.S. investigators allege was stolen from 1MDB.
"24.04.2017 03:30:09" wsj.com Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Remains Out Indefinitely Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is out indefinitely and could miss the rest of the NBA playoffs because of lingering complications from back surgery that sidelined him last season. Warriors coach Steve Kerr could miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs
"24.04.2017 03:00:36" wsj.com Wells Fargo Directors Face Uncertain Prospects Uncertainty hangs over the re-election prospects of several Wells Fargo directors at Tuesday's annual shareholder meeting, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is unclear whether any directors will be voted out, Wells Fargo needs decisive victories—especially because directors are running unopposed.
"24.04.2017 02:36:05" wsj.com French Election: Macron and Le Pen Through to Final Round Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine le Pen will face off in the May 7 runoff that decides who becomes the next president of France. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine le Pen will face off in the May 7 runoff that decides who becomes the next president of France.
"24.04.2017 02:00:54" wsj.com Incidents of Piracy on Upswing Off Somalia, Prompting Concern U.S. military's Africa Command said there have been as many as six incidents in past two months. Piracy has made a worrisome return to the waters off Somalia after a five-year hiatus, U.S. defense officials said, prompting commercial shippers, the military and others to revisit the issue.
"24.04.2017 01:40:02" wsj.com Donald Trump's Push for Border-Wall Funding Muddies Budget Talks Administration injects volatility into a crucial week as government shutdown looms. Less than a week before the government could run out of money, President Trump wants any spending deal to include some funding for a border wall, despite little appetite among congressional Republicans for risking a partial shutdown over the issue.
"24.04.2017 01:20:07" wsj.com Deported After 20 Years in the U.S., Roberto Beristain Struggles to Adjust to Unfamiliar Homeland "I am more American than Mexican," Indiana restaurateur says. After 20 years in the U.S. illegally, Roberto Beristain is back in the Mexico City neighborhood where he grew up, struggling to remain hopeful and worrying about the business and family he left in Indiana.
"24.04.2017 01:00:47" wsj.com Finding the Upside to the Airline Laptop Ban Flying, once a brief escape from real life, has become just another opportunity to overwork. Author David Sax on the value of unplugging in the air. Remember before inflight Wifi when you could unplug for hours? How to reclaim the airplane as sanctuary.
"24.04.2017 00:40:01" wsj.com Across Mideast, Mattis Delivers Trump's Message of Reassurance Defense secretary stresses that U.S. and capitals in the region have shared interests, such as fighting terrorism. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has been on a whistle-stop tour through the Middle East stressing that the Trump administration wants to realign with those nations with whom the U.S. has shared interests.
"24.04.2017 00:20:06" wsj.com Saudi King Appoints Son Envoy to Washington Prince Khaled's appointment was among a flurry of edicts by King Salman over the weekend. The naming of Prince Khaled bin Salman as the new Saudi ambassador to the U.S. seen as part of an effort by Riyadh to cement improving ties with the new administration.
"24.04.2017 00:01:13" wsj.com At Luxury Stores, It Isn't Shopping, It's an Experience The high-end stores of tomorrow won't try to compete with online retailers on price or convenience. Urban specialty shops aim to counter the internet by turning themselves into destinations offering discoveries, dining options and human connections.
"23.04.2017 23:48:17" wsj.com French Election: Macron and Le Pen Through to Final Round Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine le Pen will face off in the May 7 runoff that decides who becomes the next president of France http://on.wsj.com/2ojlFID
"23.04.2017 23:40:06" wsj.com States Seek to Shore Up Health Insurance Markets Insurers are struggling to make decisions about their 2018 ACA exchange offerings. Amid uncertainty in Washington about the future of the Affordable Care Act, states are moving to bolster their own insurance markets, hoping to fend off big rate increases and pullbacks by insurers.
"23.04.2017 23:20:06" wsj.com French Election Results Let Markets Breathe -- For Now Polls have consistently suggested Mr. Macron will emerge victorious, although some anxiety may persist. With politics on the back burner, Europe will look more attractive for investors than it has for some time.
"23.04.2017 23:01:11" wsj.com Sailboats That Fly? A Beginner's Guide to 'Foiling' Why sail in the water when you can glide over it at motorboat-like velocity? A new fleet of 'foilers,' whose hulls hover in the air, lets even amateur skippers high-tail it toward distant shores.
"23.04.2017 22:40:13" wsj.com French Election Results Spark Celebration, Commiseration, Anger “I am the candidate of the people,” the anti-European Union, anti-immigration Ms. Le Pen told her supporters. As results of the French election's first round flashed on televisions around the country, two parties 120 miles apart started rocking.
"23.04.2017 22:20:06" wsj.com How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire The risk that the U.K. prime minister might lose the June 8 election is as close to zero as is possible in a functioning democracy. The U.K. prime minister's decision last week to call a snap election was a gamble, though not for the reasons that usually lead politicians to avoid unnecessary appointments with voters, writes Simon Nixon.
"23.04.2017 22:00:18" wsj.com A Clean-Out-the-Fridge Sunday Lunch Sunday lunch menu centers on foods that might otherwise have ended up in the garbage. When chef Katie Button gathers a crowd around her table, it's a proper feast and not a scrap goes to waste. Her recipes for salmon collars provençal, farro salad with parsley pesto and fresh ricotta, and broccoli rabe with whey sauce add up to a
"23.04.2017 21:40:02" wsj.com What Would a Le Pen Victory in France Mean for Markets? In her campaign, Ms. Le Pen has vowed to take France out of the euro and bring back the franc. As French voters prepare for a runoff, investors are still grappling with a remote yet not implausible possibility—victory for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Such an outcome could pose a major risk to European equities and spur concerns over the
"23.04.2017 21:20:09" wsj.com International Monitor Killed in Eastern Ukraine The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe didn't immediately identify the dead monitor, but Russian news agencies said the person killed as American. A U.S. paramedic working with an international mission to monitor the conflict in eastern Ukraine was killed on patrol Sunday.
"23.04.2017 21:00:51" wsj.com When Robots Take to City Sidewalks With tracking systems and cameras on all sides, the robots wouldn't necessarily be a target for thieves, developers say. Startups in San Francisco and elsewhere are testing machines that carry your stuff from here to there.
"23.04.2017 20:40:09" wsj.com IMF Warns Greece That Additional Economic Overhauls Are Needed The International Monetary Fund had a sobering message for Greece this weekend: Even if the country secures debt relief from its European creditors, the nation still needs even more painful economic overhauls than currently planned. Greece needs even more painful economic overhauls than currently planned, the IMF said
"23.04.2017 20:20:43" wsj.com Priebus Says Trump, Nearing 100 Days, Is on Track Top aide says president, even without legislative wins, is fulfilling promises. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended President Donald Trump's performance in his first 100 days in office, telling NBC that he is fulfilling promises through executive orders.
"23.04.2017 20:00:21" wsj.com Empire Diner Aims to Recapture Glory Days With Contemporary Spin In the '70s and '80s the retro-chic Empire Diner in Manhattan served the fashionable set. In recent years, it fell on hard times but chef John DeLucie and restaurateur Stacy Pisone are counting on a real-estate boom to reclaim its legacy. Chef DeLucie, restaurateur Pisone count on NYC real-estate boom to propel Empire Diner to former glory
"23.04.2017 19:43:15" wsj.com Macron, Le Pen Projected to Win, in Good News for Europe's Mainstream Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen look headed for the May 7 presidential runoff. A win by Macron would strengthen the conviction of Europe's mainstream politicians that they can beat back anti-EU nationalists such as Ms. Le Pen. The French vote results suggest that the staunch supporter of the European Union will beat an anti-EU rightist
"23.04.2017 19:20:08" wsj.com Robert Taylor Found a Way to Nurture Computer Visionaries Robert Taylor, who led teams at the Pentagon and a Xerox lab, nurtured researchers who created the forerunners of today's internet and easy-to-use computers. Mr. Taylor died April 13 at 85. Obituary: Robert Taylor had a talent for finding brilliant people and coaxing them to cooperate. He said it was a mistake to hire people who were merely good at their jobs; it would take 10 or 20 good people, he argued, to match the contribution of a
"23.04.2017 19:01:03" wsj.com Water on Antarctic Ice Shelves a Wider, Older Phenomenon Than Thought New research shows that the meltwater doesn't only stand still on Antarctica's ice, as current models of ice-sheet melting assume. Networks of lakes and streams formed from melted ice are more common in Antarctica than previously believed, implying that current models to understand how quickly the continent's ice might melt and raise sea levels are too simple, scientists have found.
"23.04.2017 18:43:28" wsj.com Macron, Le Pen Seen Advancing to French Presidential Runoff Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen led the first round of voting in France's presidential election, according to early projections, setting the stage for a runoff that would pit a nationalist who wants to withdraw from the EU and its common currency Voting projections show Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron each on track to win 23% of the first-round ballots in France
"23.04.2017 18:21:02" wsj.com In Faded Steel Town, Reviews Are Mixed for Start of Trump Era The people of Monessen, Pa., are watching whether President Donald Trump keeps his promise to reinvigorate the steel sector. Some are willing to give him more time, but others want more action. As President Trump approaches the 100-day mark in the White House, The Wall Street Journal revisited voters in six counties representing the economic underpinnings of his support. In one Pennsylvania steel town, some residents are willing to give Trump
"23.04.2017 18:00:59" wsj.com A 17-Year-Old's Death Points to Flaws in Concussion Test Kenny Bui died in 2015 after being cleared to play football weeks after a concussion. The largest-ever study of concussions now indicates many athletes are similarly being sent back on the field while at heightened risk of injury.
"23.04.2017 17:50:08" wsj.com U.S. Tobacco Industry Rebounds From Its Near-Death Experience Profits are booming for cigarette companies, despite government regulation, huge legal settlements and a decline in smoking rates. The secret: A consolidated industry has been able to boost the price per pack dramatically. It's a great time to be a cigarette company again. Far fewer Americans are smoking, and yet U.S. tobacco revenue is soaring, thanks to years of steady price hikes.
"23.04.2017 17:30:40" wsj.com This Vermont High School Is Having a Very Vermont Problem In South Burlington, a plan to abandon the 'Rebels' nickname, adopted by the local high school in 1961, has triggered a tizzy; 40-member 'School District Mascot Selection Oversight Committee.' In South Burlington, Vt., a plan to abandon a high school's 'Rebels' nickname has triggered a tizzy
"23.04.2017 17:01:12" wsj.com Want an Army-Green Rolex? Hire a Watch 'Modder' The big caveat when it comes to modding is that it invalidates a watch's warranty. Horological expert Michael Clerizo explores the pros and cons of 'watch modding,' the practice of cosmetically customizing Rolexes, Patek Philippes and even Seikos.
"23.04.2017 16:29:04" wsj.com Cheaper Mortgages Could Spur Housing Market Mortgage rates dropped below 4% for the first time since November, providing more kindling to an already hot housing market as the crucial spring selling season gets under way. Real estate was already red hot—and here come lower mortgage rates.
"23.04.2017 16:00:52" wsj.com The Brain Science of Conformity Scientists have identified two modes of conforming. Why are we so quick to follow along when people around us embrace a falsehood? Because of the anxiety, unease and disgust caused by standing apart.
"23.04.2017 15:30:41" wsj.com Three Hard Lessons the Internet Is Teaching Traditional Stores A reckoning is coming for brick-and-mortar retailers, whose survival depends on learning more of the data-driven, tech-powered ways of their internet competitors. As online retailers begin to build physical shops, the old guard is taking notes—and in many cases, writing checks, writes Christopher Mims.
"23.04.2017 15:15:00" Yum! Brands CEO Greg Creed: How I Work Yum! Brands CEO Greg Creed on his secret vice, the one trait he looks for in leaders at the company, and whether he'd rather go golfing with Jason Day or flying with Harrison Ford.
"23.04.2017 15:00:46" wsj.com How Can Football Video Games Get More Realistic? Real Humans Twitch is used daily by millions of gamers and e-sports aficionados, which is exactly who the new league wants to reach. An investment group is finalizing a partnership with Amazon's Twitch to launch an indoor-football league that lets fans call plays in real-time
"23.04.2017 14:30:20" wsj.com Black Men Speaking Latin A dead language helps forge identity and esprit de corps, like boot camp for Marines. Opinion: It's true Boys' Latin, an all-black school, is filled with all the challenges that come with West Philadelphia: drug dealers, gangs, struggling single moms. You name it, David Hardy, the school's CEO, says, Boys' Latin has got it. The difference
"23.04.2017 14:00:48" wsj.com Your Guide for Wrinkle-Free Travel The war on wrinkles is also a constant point of emphasis for luggage makers. Flying can be tough on suits and dresses, but savvy travelers know the tricks to staying sharp on the road.
"23.04.2017 13:45:06" wsj.com Disapproval of President Donald Trump Grows in Latest WSJ/NBC News Poll New poll finds more than half of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's job performance, with six in 10 approving of the Syria bombing and opinion on his handling of the economy about evenly split. Latest WSJ/NBC News poll: 54% of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's job performance.
"23.04.2017 13:30:43" wsj.com That Jobs Report Won't Generate Itself The business community needs to speak up for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sources tell me that when Congress draws up the Bureau of Labor Statistics's next budget, lawmakers plan to underfund the agency substantially. If so, Americans could experience the economic equivalent of flying blind without a jobs report, writes Erica
"23.04.2017 13:01:07" wsj.com American Syrah: Can It Ever Rival Pinot Noir? Here, 5 eminently drinkable bottles. Once hailed as the Next Big Grape, Syrah has yet to attain the star status of Pinot Noir. With so many excellent, food-friendly American Syrahs available, it's time that changed.
"23.04.2017 12:30:36" wsj.com Duterte's War on Drugs Stumbles in Rehabilitation Effort The government is giving up on supersize drug rehabilitation centers, shifting the burden of treating more than a million self-confessed addicts to community-level programs with little medical expertise. The Duterte government's retreat from supersize rehab centers adds to criticism that the drug war is focused on extermination rather than healing.
"23.04.2017 12:01:38" wsj.com A Fitness Empire Quietly Rises on YouTube Fitness Blender, an online-workout company run by personal trainers Kelli and Daniel Segars, is the most-watched fitness channel on YouTube. Fitness Blender has amassed 4 million subscribers with video instruction that's down-to-earth—and free.
"23.04.2017 11:01:00" wsj.com The Bacteria That Can Help Find Land Mines The technique works, scientists say, without sending people, animals or even robots into harm's way. Israeli scientists say that a harmless, genetically engineered version of E. coli can detect invisible vapors that explosives emit over time.
"23.04.2017 10:48:47" wsj.com Bond Maven Bruno Crastes Bets Against the Crowd—and on Europe Bruno Crastes, founder of H2O Asset Management, has recently sold U.S. and U.K. debt and invested in places like Greece and Italy, where many other investors have stayed away. Meet Bruno Crastes, the low-profile Frenchman looking to invest where others fear to tread.
"23.04.2017 10:00:48" wsj.com Happy Birthday to GIF, a Tech Term That's Aged Well Pronunciation questions linger for acronym used primarily for image animation. Thirty years ago, the GIF was born. Ben Zimmer on how this technology term has aged remarkably well—even though how to pronounce it is still debated.
"23.04.2017 09:03:17" wsj.com U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Dismissed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, a physician advocate for the Affordable Care Act appointed by former President Barack Obama, was removed from the post by the Trump administration. He was replaced by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams The Trump administration has abruptly removed the U.S. surgeon general appointed by former President Barack Obama.
"23.04.2017 09:00:55" wsj.com Porn in Video Streams? China Presses Apple to Monitor Content China's internet regulator said it would summon Apple executives to discuss stricter oversight of the App Store, in a warning to three video-streaming app companies to improve censorship of pornography. A team of workers, tasked to police output, watches as images of young women and other video performers flash across their computer screens every two seconds in grids that allow them to watch 60 shows at a time. The mission: to make sure the coquettish
"23.04.2017 07:16:46" wsj.com North Korea Arrests U.S. Citizen North Korea detained a U.S. citizen in Pyongyang on Friday, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday, adding another potential flashpoint between the U.S. and North Korea at a time of increasingly heated rhetoric. The Korean-American professor was detained at Pyongyang's airport
"23.04.2017 07:00:27" wsj.com China Deals a Blow to South Korean Casino's Fortunes Backers of Paradise City, a brand-new $1.1 billion hotel and gambling complex on Yeongjong Island, are concerned that it could become the latest victim of Beijing's ire. Paradise City, which cost $1.1 billion to build and was six years in the making, was conceived as a venue mainly for Chinese high-rollers.
"23.04.2017 06:04:25" wsj.com France's Tense Presidential Election Gets Under Way French voters headed to the polls Sunday for the first round of a closely contested presidential election that has turned into a referendum on the future of France's generous entitlement system and on the nation's place in the European Union, amid Polls open in an election that could have a dramatic effect on the shape of the European Union
"23.04.2017 05:34:36" wsj.com China Pressure on North Korea Gives Peace a Chance, Says Pence A peaceful end to growing tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic-missile ambitions remains possible thanks to China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said. Pence: China has the power to calm the Korean Peninsula
"23.04.2017 05:00:30" wsj.com Buyer's Remorse: Investor Wants China's Steve Jobs to Step Aside Jia Yueting has led LeEco Holdings on an aggressive campaign of expansion, but now one of his biggest backers wants him to go. "China's Steve Jobs" has led LeEco Holdings on an aggressive campaign of expansion, but now one of his biggest backers wants him to step down.
"23.04.2017 03:45:11" March for Science: Signs, Sights and Sounds On Saturday, April 22, tens of thousands across the world attended more than 500 March for Science rallies. At the New York march, scientists, professors and Trump supporters shared their views. http://on.wsj.com/2pRoKMV
"23.04.2017 03:30:10" wsj.com French Exit From Eurozone Is Unlikely, Finance Minister Says Michel Sapin said “Frexit” would be unpopular among voters and near-impossible for any future president to pull off, as the nation heads into a tense election. A poll published last month suggested that almost three-quarters of French people would oppose a return to the franc.
"23.04.2017 03:00:56" wsj.com Australia to Test Citizenship Applicants on Their Values Australia's government broadened a crackdown on immigration with plans to test citizenship applicants on their acceptance of the country's culture—a change it denies targets Muslims. The new citizenship test, which the government says is meant to gauge a migrant's attitude toward “Australian values,” is expected to include questions on issues such as child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.
"23.04.2017 02:30:24" wsj.com Always Hungry? A Mathematical Explanation A famous thought experiment on the subject of infinity speaks to the feeling of never being full. A famous thought experiment on the subject of infinity speaks to the feeling of never quite being full.
"23.04.2017 02:01:05" wsj.com The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era It is arguably the largest economic transformation in recorded history. Can our politics adapt? What we are going through now—the past 20 or 30 years, and the next 20 or 30 years—really is historically unique. It is arguably the largest economic disruption in recorded human history. Can our politics adapt? writes Ben Sasse for WSJ Opinion.
"23.04.2017 01:30:24" wsj.com Thanks for Giving Me Your Tax Money I'm opposed to all energy subsidies—unless, of course, I'm the one collecting them. Via WSJ Opinion: Now that tax day has passed, I must thank you, my fellow federal taxpayers, for the generous subsidy you provided for the 28-panel, four-array, 8,540-watt photovoltaic system I installed on my metal roof last year, writes Robert Bryce.
"23.04.2017 01:01:01" wsj.com Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin Here's a Wall Street Journal quiz to test your knowledge of the cryptocurrency. Turns out, people love talking about bitcoin more than they love using it. But how much do you know about the cryptocurrency? Test your skills with our quiz.
"23.04.2017 00:30:22" wsj.com Seeking Online Stardom? First Buy a New Face For young women in China pursuing online celebrity and the big income that can follow, the surgically provided 'online-star face'—big eyes, long nose, high forehead and sharp chin—is an important investment. Many young Chinese, especially women, who seek fame and fortune online, go under the knife. They believe that to become an online star, they first need to get an online-star face through plastic surgeries.
"23.04.2017 00:00:16" wsj.com Demonstrators Take to the Streets in Support of Science In more than 500 locations world-wide, tens of thousands gathered to take part in the first “March for Science,” part of a movement among researchers and scientists toward increased public activism. Organizers said decades of federal funding cuts for research, scientific misinformation, and world-wide attacks on the free exchange of ideas were drivers for the movement.
"22.04.2017 23:31:01" Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Smartphone Evolves Samsung Mobile has performed a feat: building a bigger phone that fits better. Though it's incomplete, the S8 sets a trend you'll be seeing for the next few years, says WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler. Full review: http://on.wsj.com/2poZyjQ
"22.04.2017 23:30:33" wsj.com The Rising Retirement Perils of 401(k) 'Leakage' Companies are trying to stop employees from raiding their 401(k)s, to ensure that older workers can afford to retire and make room for younger, less-expensive hires. Grab your pitchfork, America, your 401(K) may need defending from Congress.
"22.04.2017 23:01:29" wsj.com New Rival for Sapphire Reserve, Platinum Rewards Cards U.S. Bancorp plans on May 1 to launch a premium card geared toward high spenders and millennials, adding to the threats facing American Express in a card category where it was until recently unrivaled. The Millennial darling credit card—Chase Sapphire Reserve—is staring down a new rival.
"22.04.2017 22:30:13" wsj.com When Hunting Pythons, It Helps to Dance Like a Monkey—and Carry a Sledgehammer Florida's Everglades are crawling with tens of thousands of nonnative giant snakes, and the state has hired an elite corps of hunters to track them down by any means. Some of their methods are a little eccentric. There a many ways to catch a python. We traveled through the Florida Everglades with one hunter who prefers a method he calls the “scalded-monkey dance.”
"22.04.2017 22:00:35" wsj.com What to Do When You're on an Overbooked Flight What to Do When You're on an Overbooked Flight: Videos of United forcibly removing a man from a plane spread outrage and concern Just in case...
"22.04.2017 21:30:33" wsj.com Why Some Scientists Are Embracing Activism Some say they are inspired to march by a political climate they see as skeptical of science, plus a growing realization that publishing papers isn't the most effective way to communicate with the public Scientists say they are inspired to march by a global political climate they see as skeptical of science.
"22.04.2017 21:00:58" wsj.com Germany Issues Kill Order for a Domestic Spy—Cayla the Toy Doll On a campaign to promote digital privacy, authorities warn that “My Friend Cayla” makes children vulnerable to malicious surveillance. They've ordered parents to destroy the doll or face a €25,000 fine. Despite her innocent looks, “My Friend Cayla” isn't a doll—at least not in the eyes of German authorities—but an illegal eavesdropping device. On Feb. 17, after a lengthy investigation, the Federal Network Agency, Germany's top telecommunications
"22.04.2017 20:30:41" wsj.com Can New York Get Ferry Skeptics on Board? New York City is poised to have its most expansive ferry system in more than a century, but it has many people to win over to make it worth the significant investment. Will New York commuters switch to the ferry? The city is banking on it.
"22.04.2017 20:00:50" wsj.com Builders Bet Tiny Apartments Will Lure Renters In cities from Pittsburgh to Kansas City, developers are betting there is demand from young people to live in cramped quarters. A flurry of new buildings with small units is set to come on the market in the coming months. Will 360 square foot apartments fly in Pittsburgh and Kansas City? Many builders are betting big on micro-apartments.
"22.04.2017 19:45:10" wsj.com Trump to Mark 100 Days With Rally in Pennsylvania President Donald Trump said he plans to hold a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., next Saturday to mark his 100th day in office. The president plans to hold a rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show next Saturday
"22.04.2017 19:30:28" wsj.com Turkey Leads an Authoritarian Trend Today Erdogan. Tomorrow Viktor Orban in Hungary. And the day after? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly prevailed in a referendum this week. Its content was no more compatible with democratic principles than its process. The new constitution abolishes the prime minister's office and transfers his duties to
"22.04.2017 19:00:37" wsj.com New College Study Advises: Sleep Late, Learn More Researchers found that cognitive performance for college students improves after 11 a.m. and peaks in the afternoon and evening hours. Turns out, those early morning college classes are less conducive to learning, and the "crack of noon" is more likely peak time for students to absorb information.
"22.04.2017 18:30:29" wsj.com Can New York Get Ferry Skeptics on Board? New York City is poised to have its most expansive ferry system in more than a century, but it has many people to win over to make it worth the significant investment. City officials and experts have high hopes that ferries can transform the way New Yorkers live and commute
"22.04.2017 18:15:00" Don't Be Fooled By Scam IRS Robocalls Now that Tax Day has passed, calls from scammers posing as IRS collection agents are expected to rise. Here's how to battle the unwanted robocalls.
"22.04.2017 18:00:22" wsj.com American Airlines Flight Attendant Suspended After Altercation A flight attendant for American Airlines was suspended after a video was posted on social media showing him in a heated argument with a passenger who was protesting another customer's treatment by the cabin-crew member. A video on social media shows an American Airlines attendant in a yelling match with a passenger protesting treatment of another customer
"22.04.2017 18:00:15" wsj.com Those 'Snowflakes' Have Chilling Effects Even Beyond the Campus Academic intolerance is the product of ideological aggression, not a psychological disorder. Opinion: Student thuggery against non-leftist viewpoints is in the news again. Campus intolerance is at root not a psychological phenomenon but an ideological one. At its center is a worldview that sees Western culture as endemically racist and sexist,
"22.04.2017 17:30:42" wsj.com Why Some Scientists Are Embracing Activism Some say they are inspired to march by a political climate they see as skeptical of science, plus a growing realization that publishing papers isn't the most effective way to communicate with the public Around the globe, scientists from a range of fields and their supporters are taking to the streets in the first March for Science
"22.04.2017 17:00:25" wsj.com The 'Sandman' Editor's Next Move Comics wizard Karen Berger, who edited the 'Sandman' and 'Preacher' series at DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint, gets her own line of books at Dark Horse. As founder of DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint, Karen Berger helped prove that comics weren't limited to superhero adventures
"22.04.2017 16:30:04" wsj.com Concert Promoter Alleges Fraud in Planning for Prince Tribute The concert promoter first hired to produce a Prince tribute concert sued the late pop star's estate and former administrator and advisers for alleged fraud, the latest cloud over the deals the estate has signed since Prince's death a year ago. There's a new cloud over the deals that the estate of pop singer Prince has signed since the star's death a year ago.
"22.04.2017 16:15:00" A Beginner's Guide to 'Foiling' Sailboats that fly? Technological developments have made foilers—the kind of boats seen in the America's Cup—safer and easier to use. Now, manufacturers are ready to bring foiling to the masses. http://on.wsj.com/2owXUsr
"22.04.2017 16:01:38" wsj.com Richard Ratcliffe, His Wife and Baby Girl Trapped in Iran, Confronts an Agonizing Choice For a year, Richard Ratcliffe has sought the release of his aid-worker wife after a family trip abroad landed her in an Iranian prison for allegedly threatening national security. At least four Americans and five British dual nationals are in Iranian custody and charged with spying, according to U.S. and U.K. officials. Here's the story of one family pulled apart by the Iranian government.
"22.04.2017 15:30:30" wsj.com A Business Professor's Fitness Secret: Qigong At the University of Michigan or on the road, a negotiation expert uses the Chinese practice as the linchpin of his routine. How qigong helps keep a high-powered business-school professor in balance.
"22.04.2017 15:00:15" wsj.com Novartis Tests New Alzheimer's Drug on People Who Don't Have the Disease Subjects at high risk of developing Alzheimer's—but who don't actually have the disease—are being recruited to help test two experimental treatments from Novartis AG, in a new focus on preventive treatment. Novartis thinks its best bet for testing two new Alzheimer's drugs is on people who don't actually have Alzheimer's.
"22.04.2017 14:40:01" Molecular biologist Maryam Zarainghalam was visiting family in Iran when the travel ban was announced. Hear her explain why the nation's response inspired her to greater activism, and ultimately led her to participate in today's #marchforscience.
"22.04.2017 14:30:14" wsj.com After United Clash, Airport Police Brass Warn Officers to Avoid Such Feuds Police agencies that patrol U.S. airports have a message for their rank and file after Chicago officers dragged a United Airlines passenger off a plane: Don't get involved in carriers' civil disputes. Airport police brass: Disputes like United's passenger removal aren't our responsibility.
"22.04.2017 14:00:42" wsj.com Small Weddings, Big Budgets Couples skimp on guests but nothing else Cousins and colleagues are out of luck. Forget great aunt Mabel. The newest wedding trend is tiny-but-luxe.
"22.04.2017 13:30:30" wsj.com Iran Is a Bigger Threat Than Syria and North Korea Combined Damascus and Pyongyang violated their agreements. Tehran can comply and still threaten millions. A nuclear-armed Iran would be as dangerous as “50 North Koreas,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. in 2013. The U.S. and its allies can begin to pre-empt catastrophe by penalizing Iran for the conventions it already violates, writes
"22.04.2017 13:01:10" wsj.com Don't Hate Your Husband: Advice for New Mothers The first years of parenthood are tough on couples. A few survival tips. Numerous studies show that marital satisfaction—especially for women—takes a dive after couples become parents. Here are a few ways to survive.
"22.04.2017 12:30:21" wsj.com Hungry Venezuelans Demand Change Protests are growing larger and more frequent as food shortages worsen. Caracas and other cities in Venezuela have been hit hard by police, national guard troops and the regime's paramilitary forces as the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro tries to contain a wildfire of rebellion, writes Mary Anastasia O'Grady for WSJ Opinion.
"22.04.2017 12:00:38" wsj.com Advice on Helping Teen Girls Thrive Stumped by a teenager's mood swings? Read the latest research on helping girls between 10 and 15 years old thrive. In the stormy teenage years, a few key strategies can help parents of growing girls. "Simply helping a girl name what she's feeling and talk about it can have an almost magical calming effect."
"22.04.2017 11:30:16" wsj.com What Would a Le Pen Victory in France Mean for Markets? As French voters head to the polls, investors are still grappling with a remote yet not implausible possibility—victory for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Such an outcome could pose a major risk to European equities and spur concerns over the "It would be seismic, bigger than Trump or Brexit for markets, if Le Pen got into office and called into question the euro itself."
"22.04.2017 11:00:23" wsj.com Five Things Elon Musk Said About Linking Brains to Computers Billionaire entrepreneur's latest venture, Neuralink, aims to implant tiny electrodes in human brains to first combat injuries and diseases and eventually allow for telepathic communication. Is it crazy to think that in 10 years we could have computers in our brains? That's the prediction of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
"22.04.2017 10:30:30" wsj.com Voices from the French Election As French voters prepare to go to the polls on Sunday, they hold the future of the European Union in their hands. Over the course of a 1,200-mile road trip, the Journal interviewed more than 80 voters in 12 cities, towns and villages around the country. What emerged was a clear picture of Western Europe's deepest political fault line.
"22.04.2017 10:00:19" wsj.com France's Presidential Election: What You Need to Know Amid heightened security fears following a terror attack in Paris, the French will elect a new president in two rounds of voting on April 23 and May 7—the result could reshape the European Union. WSJ's Niki Blasina explains who the top candidates are, how What's at stake when voting gets under way Sunday in the French election?
"22.04.2017 09:00:55" wsj.com Missing Billionaire Has Ties to China's Military Xiao Jianhua pledged donation to Harvard and arranged investment in Antigua. A missing Chinese billionaire who did business with the highest echelons of the Communist Party has previously undisclosed ties to China's military.
"22.04.2017 08:30:19" wsj.com Taliban Fighters Infiltrate Afghan Army Base, Kill More Than 100 Taliban fighters entered the Afghan army's regional headquarters for the north hidden in military vehicles and went on a shooting spree that killed more than 100 people. More than 100 people were killed when Taliban militants infiltrated an Afghan army base and went on a shooting spree.
"22.04.2017 07:10:03" wsj.com China Pressure on North Korea Gives Peace a Chance, Says Pence A peaceful end to growing tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic-missile ambitions remains possible thanks to China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said. Mr. Pence also said the USS Carl Vinson naval strike group would be “in position” in the Sea of Japan “in a matter of days.”
"22.04.2017 07:00:39" wsj.com King Kong Becomes the First Giant Ape to Lose a Fight to a Dead Turtle After Vietnam served as a backdrop for a recent movie about the mythical ape, officials moved to erect a Kong statue—only to see outraged locals shoot the plan down in favor of honoring another creature instead. Kong might have met his match in Vietnam's Cu Rua,
"22.04.2017 05:28:09" wsj.com Twitter Summons Triggers Internal Investigation at U.S. Homeland Security Department An attempt by federal officials to pressure Twitter to unmask users behind an account critical of the Trump administration has triggered an investigation into whether those officials abused their power. "We strive to ensure that our work does not have a chilling effect on individuals' free speech rights."
"22.04.2017 05:00:38" wsj.com China Looks to Build a Major City From Scratch The Chinese government plans to turn a swath of farmland and plastics factories south of Beijing into a new megacity, the epitome of the new model of growth China aspires to. The Chinese government plans to turn a swath of farmland and plastics factories south of Beijing into new megacity, the epitome of the new model of growth China aspires to.
"22.04.2017 03:00:56" wsj.com In Japan, a Self-Driving Technology Helps Seniors Hit the Brakes, Not the Gas Japan is taking the lead on adopting some of the world's newest driving technologies, largely because it has to accommodate some of the world's oldest drivers. What makes Japan particularly receptive to the technology is that more than a quarter of its population is over 65, and one of its most common accidents is mistaking the gas for the brake pedal.
"22.04.2017 02:00:20" wsj.com Timing of Release of Donald Trump's Tax Plan Is in Dispute President Donald Trump said he would be making a 'big announcement' next week about his tax plan, but his budget director said that it might be June before the White House releases its detailed plan. With the 100-day milestone arriving on April 29, the White House has seemed eager to show it is leaving an early imprint on the nation.
"22.04.2017 01:00:13" wsj.com Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace Years of overbuilding and the rise of online shopping have come to a head, resulting in the planned closure of thousands of stores by chains such as Payless, RadioShack and Bebe. Based on the pace so far, Credit Suisse estimates retailers will close more than 8,600 locations this year, eclipsing the number of closings during the 2008 recession.
"22.04.2017 00:00:38" wsj.com Samsung's Big Marketing Challenge How do you convince consumers that your latest product isn't going to go up in flames? Pitching the Galaxy S8, Samsung Chief Marketing Officer Marc Mathieu said the company created ads focused on empowerment rather than humor. “It's not the time to be funny. It's the time to say, 'This is a great phone.' ”
"21.04.2017 23:00:27" blogs.wsj.com How Technology Will Solve Cities' Parking Nightmare WSJ Energy Expert Jason Bordoff describes the impact parking makes on the livability of cities, and why the future looks brighter. Combining ride sharing with car sharing could cut the number of cars on the road by 80% in major cities.
"21.04.2017 22:30:10" wsj.com Berkeley College Republicans Amp Up Pressure on University Over Coulter Speech College Republicans at the University of California, Berkeley, are increasing the pressure on school administrators, demanding that the institution provide a venue for conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak next Thursday. Attorneys for the Berkeley Republican club which invited Ann Coulter sent administrators a letter Thursday night asking that the school respond to them by 5 p.m. on Friday or confront claims in federal court.
"21.04.2017 21:50:04" wsj.com Swing-District Lawmakers Look to Strike Delicate Balance At town-hall meetings, representatives tread carefully amid strong feelings in support and opposition to Trump. Lawmakers in the nation's swing districts face a unique challenge: carving out a politically safe middle ground at a time when voters have become more partisan and ideological.
"21.04.2017 21:30:20" wsj.com United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz No Longer Expected to Take Chairman Role in 2018 United said its board is planning to revamp managerial incentive compensation to focus more on performance measures related to customer service. United Continental moved to further stem fallout from the incident in which police dragged off a paying passenger from one its flights, saying its chief executive Oscar Munoz will no longer be taking on the chairman role.
"21.04.2017 21:10:07" wsj.com Theranos Secretly Bought Outside Lab Gear, Ran Fake Tests: Court Filings The Silicon Valley company once promised to revolutionize the blood-testing industry using tiny samples from finger pricks. An investor said in newly unsealed court filings that Theranos used a shell company to buy commercial-lab equipment, then pretended it was using its own technology in demonstrations for prospective partners and investors.
"21.04.2017 20:50:03" wsj.com A 'Red Team' Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science Put the 'consensus' to a test, and improve public understanding, through an open, adversarial process. Via WSJ Opinion: The public is largely unaware of the intense debates within climate science. A Red/Blue exercise would produce a traceable public record that would allow the public and decision makers a better understanding of certainties and
"21.04.2017 20:30:35" wsj.com Federal Prosecutors Weigh Wikileaks Charges U.S. considers criminal charges against members of organization founded by Julian Assange. Federal prosecutors are weighing criminal charges against leaders and members of WikiLeaks, an organization that posts leaked documents on its website, but no charges are imminent, according to people familiar with the matter.
"21.04.2017 20:10:09" wsj.com Don't Be Fooled By Scam IRS Robocalls More than 10,368 victims have collectively paid over $55 million as a result of phone scams since October 2013. Now that Tax Day has passed, calls from scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service agents are expected to surge. Joanna Stern suggests tips and apps to help you avoid them.
"21.04.2017 20:00:13" wsj.com Border Lawmakers Balk at Donald Trump's Wall Request Most lawmakers representing the region—both Democrats and Republicans—said they are opposed and many said they have unanswered questions. Not a single member of Congress who represents the territory on the southwest border has expressed support for President Trump's request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of his promised wall, according to a Wall Street Journal survey.
"21.04.2017 19:50:28" wsj.com Tuition-Free College Is Nothing More Than a Political Ploy New York's plan makes no sense except as a way for Gov. Cuomo to pitch Iowa voters ahead of 2020. Via WSJ Opinion: The plan for tuition-free college merely redistributes income while giving the middle class little actual help. In fact, many of the scheme's putative beneficiaries may be harmed. The plan makes no sense except as a way for Gov. Cuomo to
"21.04.2017 19:30:13" wsj.com France's Choice: Le Divorce? Put bluntly, the contenders are a capitalist, a Catholic, a nationalist and a leftist. French voters will begin to pick a new president this weekend, and their decision may well determine whether the European Union lives or die.
"21.04.2017 19:10:04" wsj.com How to Avoid a Debacle on NFL Draft Day One of the most ubiquitous expressions on draft day is “take the best player available.” There's reason to think this decades-old advice is utterly wrong. Four ways teams can defy conventional thinking and leave next week's NFL draft a better team.
"21.04.2017 18:50:05" wsj.com Republicans, Learn the Limits of Loyalty Make clear you want to work with Trump on policy but don't defend his bad behavior. Make clear you want to work with Mr. Trump but won't cover for him. He is not “a Republican.” He is a wholly unusual historical figure who happened to them, and who now heads their party. They owe him an eager and open-minded willingness to work with him,
"21.04.2017 18:30:26" wsj.com Northern New England's Good Jobless Numbers? They're Bad The national unemployment rate is at 4.5%, but New England's three northern states are all well below that. The extremely low unemployment rates in Northern New England represent a headache for employers and policy makers.
"21.04.2017 18:10:13" wsj.com Trump Administration Won't Waive Sanctions for Oil Project Exxon Planned in Russia The U.S. has rejected a bid by oil company Exxon Mobil to resume a Black Sea venture with Rosneft, a sanctioned Russian firm close to the Kremlin. The Trump administration declined to issue a waiver on sanctions to Exxon Mobil for its Russia oil project.
"21.04.2017 17:50:07" wsj.com Teeing Up Trump Tariffs The President paves the way for higher taxes on U.S. steel consumers. On Tuesday, President Trump ordered a review of federal procurement to buy only U.S. products. He made this sound like a grand new policy, but U.S. law dating to the New Deal already gives preference to domestic businesses bidding for federal contracts.
"21.04.2017 17:30:36" wsj.com Twitch Entices Video Creators With More Revenue Sharing Currently, only the top 1% of people who stream on Twitch at least once a month can generate revenue. Amazon.com Inc.'s Twitch is allowing more broadcasters to make money on its platform, a move that could help the live-streaming business seize on challenges facing bigger rivals YouTube and Facebook Inc.
"21.04.2017 17:10:21" wsj.com The Resurgent Threat of al Qaeda In chaotic Yemen, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula holds major sections of coastline and highways. Since Osama bin Laden's death, his terrorist organization has become a vast and deadly network of groups spread from Syria to Yemen to Afghanistan.
"21.04.2017 16:50:01" wsj.com Democrats Get Smart in Georgia Jon Ossoff is a return to the old strategy of drafting a candidate who can win. Georgia Republicans are crowing that they denied the Democrat Jon Ossoff an outright majority in Tuesday's primary. But the important point is that Mr. Ossoff very nearly won. Republicans would do well to understand why: After eight years of arrogance and
"21.04.2017 16:40:58" WSJ Politics Foreign businesses received $404 million from federal contracts during President Donald Trump's first 85 days.
"21.04.2017 16:31:05" wsj.com In Sanctuary-City Crackdown, Justice Department Threatens to Withhold Grants From 9 Jurisdictions The Justice Department sent letters to nine jurisdictions threatening to withhold grant funding if they don't affirm they are providing required cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The Justice Department sent letters to nine jurisdictions on Friday threatening to withhold grant funding if they don't affirm they are providing required cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
"21.04.2017 16:10:12" wsj.com When Hunting Pythons, It Helps to Dance Like a Monkey—and Carry a Sledgehammer The nonnative serpents have spread through the Everglades, gobbling birds and mammals. They grow as thick as telephone poles and as long as 20 feet. Florida's Everglades are crawling with tens of thousands of nonnative giant snakes, and the state has hired an elite corps of hunters to track them down by any means. Some of their methods are a little eccentric.
"21.04.2017 15:50:08" wsj.com Richard Ratcliffe, His Wife and Baby Girl Trapped in Iran, Confronts an Agonizing Choice At least four Americans and five British dual nationals are in Iranian custody and charged with spying, according to U.S. and U.K. officials. For a year, Richard Ratcliffe has sought the release of his aid-worker wife after a family trip abroad landed her in an Iranian prison for allegedly threatening national security.
"21.04.2017 15:30:17" wsj.com How to Read This Year's Special Elections The GOP vote is holding up in less-educated areas, but the affluent suburbs are suddenly competitive. This season's special elections will primarily replace Trump administration appointees, which means they're in districts that have been electing Republicans. In the past two decades of partisan polarization and stability, the benchmark to judge the
"21.04.2017 15:14:12" WSJ Politics Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday there was “no doubt” that the Syrian government has chemical weapons. "It is a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions and it can be taken up diplomatically,” he said.
"21.04.2017 15:10:05" wsj.com Prince's Half-Brothers Wage War Over Millions From Tribute Concert The messy affairs of late pop star Prince have become even more tangled. "I don't care about anything other than getting our money back, it's going to cost you anything and everything that you have: Your reputation, any money you have, any money your family has."
"21.04.2017 14:50:07" wsj.com In China, U.S. Steel Move Is Seen as Self-Destructive President Trump ordered a probe into whether steel shipments to the U.S. constitute a threat to national security due to its military and civilian uses. As the White House threatened new U.S. barriers to steel imports, officials and experts from the world's biggest steel-exporting nation, China, said the real loser might be America itself.
"21.04.2017 14:37:05" wsj.com Gas Guzzlers' Gains in Fuel Efficiency Go Farther Than Fuel Sippers' Do Consumers tend to overrate incremental gains in fuel economy for highly efficient models. Miles per gallon measures fuel efficiency, not consumption, and confusing the two causes people to overlook savings available from even modest improvements to the fuel economy of gas hogs.
"21.04.2017 14:13:02" partners.wsj.com Paid Program: Where Nature Meets Luxury The luxury hotel where all you hear is Costa Rica's own soundtrack of ocean waves, birdsong and gentle breezes.
"21.04.2017 14:07:58" Prince's First Wife Mayte Garcia Shares Her Story Today marks one year since Prince died. His first wife, Mayte Garcia, shares her emotional story of love, loss and becoming his muse.
"21.04.2017 14:00:58" wsj.com French Presidential Candidates Take Positions on Paris Attack Candidates locked in a four-way presidential race seized on the Champs-Élysées attack in an attempt to gain an edge before voting begins. Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front called for a sweeping security crackdown, while centrist Emmanual Macron urged voters not to be swayed by fears of terrorism.
"21.04.2017 13:40:07" wsj.com Looking for Fun in Iraq? Bingo! In Erbil, people find hours of distraction from Iraq's troubles by playing a version of bingo known locally as tombola. Tombola is a wild night out in Iraq, played in large halls strewn with plates of kebab, beer bottles and overflowing ashtrays. More than the cash prize, the draw for many is a sense of normal life and hours of distraction from the country's troubles.
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"21.04.2017 13:20:06" wsj.com Aid Worker Returns to U.S. After Release From Egyptian Jail An Egyptian-American aid worker imprisoned in Egypt for three years returned to the U.S. after being released earlier this week, in a diplomatic victory for President Trump. The release of Aya Hijazi and her husband followed a high-level intervention from the Trump administration.
"21.04.2017 13:00:45" wsj.com Paris Gunman Was Questioned by Police in February The attacker who opened fire on the Champs-Élysées was a French national and was a suspected threat to public security. He was released after questioning in February due to lack of evidence, the police said. The gunman who killed a police officer on the Champs-Élysées was questioned by police as recently as February on suspicion he was a threat to public security.
"21.04.2017 12:26:44" blogs.wsj.com Grab Your Pitchforks, America, Your 401(K) May Need Defending from Congress Congress is considering whether to reduce the benefits of contributing to a 401(k) and similar retirement plans -- even as U.S. representatives and senators bask in the safety of the pension system that taxpayers fully fund for federal employees. Members of Congress may be threatening your 401(k) -- even though their own retirement plan is already better than yours.
"21.04.2017 11:37:12" wsj.com Coming Soon to YouTube's 'What to Watch': Record Company Promotion YouTube's suggestions for what its users should watch next are largely based on what has been watched already, but the video-sharing behemoth plans to add a new factor: what record labels want those users to hear. Record labels may soon be able to influence what you see next on YouTube
"21.04.2017 11:07:06" wsj.com France's Presidential Election: What You Need to Know The French will elect a new president in two rounds of voting on April 23 and May 7, and the result could reshape the European Union. WSJ's Niki Blasina explains who the top candidates are, how they could win, and what might happen next. Photo: Getty Everything you need to know about the French election in under three minutes.
"21.04.2017 10:50:02" wsj.com Airlines Ramp Up Class Differences Among Passengers Big airlines are sharply cutting back fares or amenities for their lowest-paying customers, while pulling out the stops for more perks for their premium fliers. First class vs. last class? Airlines are bolstering premium cabins and skimping on economy.
"21.04.2017 10:31:17" wsj.com He Rides a Decrepit Bike and Owns a French Vineyard: The Unconventional World of Bank CEO Bob Wilmers Bob Wilmers is CEO of M&T Bank, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based lender that from the outside appears to be just another boring regional bank. That doesn't account for Mr. Wilmers, who owns a vineyard in France's Bordeaux region and rides to work on a decrepit M&T Bank appears to be just another boring regional lender but that doesn't account for its CEO.
"21.04.2017 09:46:05" wsj.com In 'Buy American' Push, Trump Is Starting in a Hole Foreign-owned companies received more money from federal contracts in the past three months than in any corresponding period in a decade, and President Donald Trump has limited power to buck that trend. Donald Trump is swimming against the tide in his efforts to get the federal government to "Buy American."
"21.04.2017 09:30:14" wsj.com China's Secret Weapon in South Korea Missile Fight: Hackers Chinese state-backed hackers have recently targeted South Korean entities involved in deploying a U.S. missile-defense system, says an American cybersecurity firm, despite Beijing's denial of retaliation against Seoul over the issue. China hacked South Korea over missile defense, U.S. firm says.
"21.04.2017 09:00:17" wsj.com The Threat From North Korea's Missiles Pyongyang has accelerated its tests of missiles and nuclear bombs as it tries to develop a nuclear-armed missile that could hit the U.S. mainland How far can North Korea's missiles go?
"21.04.2017 08:30:22" wsj.com For Verizon, Tables Get Turned on Tablets As growth in the wireless industry began to slow, carriers gave away tablets and offered data plans for as little as $10 a month. That decision is coming back to haunt the carriers. Verizon had expressed optimism about tablet growth. But many consumers have found they don't need a cellular connection for their tablet—they can either use free Wi-Fi or link to their cellphone's connection to their tablet.
"21.04.2017 08:00:24" wsj.com French Candidates Talk of 'Frexit,' but Le Divorce Would Be Chaotic Though French presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon have proposed returning responsibilities to Paris from EU power centers, the obstacles and repercussions of a 'Frexit' would be far greater than those of Brexit. If you thought Brexit had a complicated plot line, check out the screenplay for Frexit.
"21.04.2017 07:30:31" wsj.com Dortmund Bomb Suspect Bought Stock Options on Soccer Attack The man detained for bombing the bus carrying one of Germany's most prominent soccer teams stood to profit from a fall in the team's stock price had the attack been successful, German authorities said. The suspect took out a loan to finance the purchase of 15,000 “put options” in Borussia Dortmund.
"21.04.2017 07:01:00" wsj.com Champs-Élysées Attack Shakes Up French Presidential Vote France's unpredictable presidential election was plunged into still greater turmoil Thursday as candidates scrambled to respond to a suspected terror attack that left at least one police officer dead. The attack put terrorism back in the center of France's election debate with 24 hours to go of official campaigning before a day-long hiatus preceding Sunday's balloting.
"21.04.2017 06:30:12" wsj.com Political Path Narrows for Exxon Deal With Russian Firm Bipartisan political opposition is taking shape to the request by Exxon Mobil Corp. for a waiver from U.S. sanctions to allow it to drill with Russian state-oil giant PAO Rosneft in the Black Sea. “While a waiver to allow business with prohibited Russian entities may be in Exxon Mobil's interest, it would clearly not be in America's national security interest,” says Sen. Marco Rubio.
"21.04.2017 06:00:34" wsj.com Trump Joins Criticism of Iran; Questions U.S. Role in Libya President Donald Trump, adding to strong criticism of the Iran nuclear deal voiced by his administration, said that Tehran is “not living up to the spirit of the agreement.” Mr. Trump also questioned another key U.S. policy position in the Middle East—its President Donald Trump, adding to strong criticism of the Iran nuclear deal voiced by his administration, said that Tehran is “not living up to the spirit of the agreement.”
"21.04.2017 05:30:17" wsj.com Arkansas Executes Inmate After Court Rulings Clear Obstacles Arkansas put to death a 51-year old convicted murder Thursday, the first of eight executions officials had planned to carry out in quick succession this month, before the expiration of the state's lethal injection drugs. Arkansas executed Ledell Lee Thursday.
"21.04.2017 05:00:25" wsj.com China Shakes Up Financial Regulators in Scramble for Stability Trying to ensure financial-system stability as a pivotal party gathering nears, Beijing has removed three of its four top financial-industry regulators over the past year or so as it also tightens the reins on banks, brokerages and insurers. After encouraging liberalization to fuel a slowing economy, Beijing is becoming increasingly anxious about financial shock.
"21.04.2017 04:30:08" wsj.com Jeff Sessions Criticizes Hawaii Judge Who Opposed Trump Travel Ban In a radio interview, Attorney General Jeff Sessions played down the stature of a federal judge in Hawaii who suspended President Donald Trump's revised executive order on visas and refugees and lambasted other judges who ruled against the administration. “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the U.S. from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power.”
"21.04.2017 04:00:29" wsj.com Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers Billionaire Elon Musk confirmed plans for his newest company called Neuralink, revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in “consensual telepathy.” Elon Musk has bold plans for his new startup, Neuralink.
"21.04.2017 03:40:03" wsj.com BlackRock Offers Vote of Confidence to Mainland China's Stock Markets World's largest asset manager supports including mainland shares in MSCI benchmarks. Big fund managers are for the first time saying they are comfortable with including domestic Chinese equities in key global indexes, a sign that the mainland's huge stock markets may finally be coming of age.
"21.04.2017 03:20:10" wsj.com Jakarta Vote Result Marks Return of Indonesia's Political Elite Defeated candidate was close ally to President Joko Widodo, who now faces challenge from a former backer. This week's defeat of one of President Joko Widodo's close allies in a gubernatorial election marked a resurgence of the elite the president defeated three years ago and stakes out battle lines for the 2019 presidential election.
"21.04.2017 03:00:19" wsj.com White House Banks On Sweeping Tax Plan White House officials said Thursday they are developing a sweeping plan to overhaul both corporate and individual taxes, dismissing concerns that a more modest proposal might be more viable in today's political climate. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration would release its tax overhaul “very soon.”
"21.04.2017 02:40:06" wsj.com North Korean Nuclear Threat Fuels Outsider's Presidential Hopes in the South Hong Joon-pyo has found hope in escalating tensions with Pyongyang over its nuclear program that have changed the dynamics of the South Korean presidential race. Owing to North Korea's nuclear threat, a hard-line presidential candidate in the South is rising fast.
"21.04.2017 02:20:07" wsj.com Samsung Faces Big Test as Galaxy S8 Launches in U.S. Some customers in South Korea—where preorders of the new phone became available Tuesday—are already complaining that their screens have a red hue. After rave reviews for its latest flagship smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S8 reaches U.S. consumers this week in one of the most closely watched product launches of the year.
"21.04.2017 02:03:46" WSJ Politics Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican leading the House committee primarily responsible for conducting investigations of the U.S. government, said today he may leave Congress before his term ends in 2018.
"21.04.2017 02:00:04" wsj.com In Aaron Hernandez's Jail Cell: Three Handwritten Notes Found Beside Bible Hernandez, who was 27 years old, had been locked in his cell alone around 8 p.m. Tuesday, and no one entered the cell until about 3 a.m. when a correction officer forced his way in, according to a release by the Worcester County District Attorney. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez left three handwritten notes beside a Bible in his jail cell before he committed suicide, according to an investigation into his death at a Massachusetts prison.
"21.04.2017 01:40:06" wsj.com How Can Football Video Games Get More Realistic? Real Humans Is the future of football more like a video game than an actual game? An investment group is finalizing a partnership with Amazon's Twitch to launch an indoor-football league that lets fans call plays in real-time.
"21.04.2017 01:20:06" wsj.com Arkansas Officials Prepare to Execute Ledell Lee After Court Ruling The order came out of a sprawl of litigation filed in response to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plans to execute eight men, two a day for four days between April 17 to April 27. Arkansas officials were preparing to execute Ledell Lee on Thursday after the state's highest court freed them to use lethal injection drugs that a county judge had barred in an earlier ruling.
"21.04.2017 01:01:19" wsj.com Sailboats That Fly? A Beginner's Guide to 'Foiling' A new fleet of 'foilers,' whose hulls hover in the air, lets even amateur skippers high-tail it toward distant shores. Why sail in the water when you can glide over it at motorboat-like velocity?
"21.04.2017 00:40:09" wsj.com UC Berkeley to Allow Ann Coulter to Speak on Campus, After All Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said the April 27 event was canceled because the school had received “very specific intelligence regarding threats that could pose a grave danger to the speaker, attendees and those who may wish to lawfully protest the event.” Officials at the University of California, Berkeley reversed course Thursday and announced they will allow conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak at the school next month.
"21.04.2017 00:20:07" wsj.com Angry Eli Manning Denies Any Wrongdoing in Memorabilia Case New York Giants quarterback is confident he will be cleared in suit that alleges he defrauded collectors. Eli Manning said he was “angry” amid allegations that he defrauded sports collectors by passing off equipment he didn't wear in games as “game-used'' memorabilia.
"21.04.2017 00:01:00" wsj.com Iran's Ex-President Ahmadinejad Disqualified From Presidential Run The disqualification was seen as a clear rebuke by Mr. Khamenei, who has final say in most matters of state and who appoints six of the 12 members of the Guardian Council, a vetting body for political candidates. Iran's Guardian Council excluded former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from making a fresh run at the country's presidency after he defied the advice of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei by registering for its coming election.
"20.04.2017 23:40:05" wsj.com The Forgotten Part of Basketball That's Changing the NBA Playoffs The Chicago Bulls are winning because they're offensive rebounding. And NBA teams don't do much of that these days. NBA offense has never been better. NBA offensive rebounding has never been worse.
"20.04.2017 23:20:05" wsj.com Trump, GOP Race to Avoid Government Shutdown as They Juggle Health-Care Revamp The president and his allies in Congress are rushing to sort through two sensitive issues—how to avoid a government shutdown next week while reviving a failed overhaul of the Affordable Care Act—as Mr. Trump nears the end of his first 100 days in office. President Trump said an agreement on overhauling the health-care system could be reached as early as next week, weeks after House Republicans cancelled a vote on a health-care bill when they determined it didn't have the necessary votes.
"20.04.2017 23:00:42" wsj.com Markets Send a Worrying Message About the Economy Markets are flashing red on growth as investors begin to return to pre-election bets on the “new normal”—a persistently weak economic expansion. There are signs aplenty that the sugar rush of Donald Trump's victory and global-growth hopes has faded, raising doubts among some investors about whether stocks can stay high.
"20.04.2017 22:40:04" wsj.com The Brain Science of Conformity It's a problem in schoolyards, board rooms and, especially lately, in politics, where social media has proven a powerful tool for rallying people to untruths. Why are we so quick to follow along when people around us embrace a falsehood? Because of the anxiety, unease and disgust caused by standing apart.
"20.04.2017 22:20:08" wsj.com Another Election?! Britons Not Amused by Constant Voting In the birthplace of parliamentary democracy, the third nationwide poll in just over two years is exhausting citizens; Brenda from Bristol 'can't, honestly' Britons are exasperated by the plan for yet another national election.
"20.04.2017 22:00:24" wsj.com Watchdog Finds Immigration Enforcement Agency Lacks Manpower to Properly Track Immigrants The findings, released in a report from DHS Inspector General John Roth, said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers do not have the manpower or resources to keep tabs on people they are tasked with supervising but who are no longer in The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog said Thursday that federal immigration officers aren't sufficiently tracking thousands of undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation but who aren't currently in detention.
"20.04.2017 21:40:08" wsj.com Bernie's 'Political Revolution' The Democratic Party's Sanders tour hits Miami. While Bernie Sanders was last year's Democratic insurgent, he's now being embraced as a leader by the party's most senior executive, writes James Freeman for WSJ Opinion.
"20.04.2017 21:20:14" wsj.com Trump Says Iran 'Not Living Up to the Spirit' of Nuclear Deal President calls agreement 'as bad as I've ever seen.' President Donald Trump said Thursday that Iran was “not living up to the spirit” of the nuclear agreement reached in 2015.
"20.04.2017 21:01:13" wsj.com French Business Leaders Urge Voters to Reject Euroskeptic Candidates More than 200 French business leaders urged voters to forsake political extremes when they cast their ballots—or abstain from voting altogether. Business leaders say 'extremist' candidates, including nationalist Marine Le Pen and leftist firebrand Jean Luc Mélenchon, would seriously damage France's economy.
"20.04.2017 20:40:08" wsj.com Unfinished Preet Bharara Business Prosecutors smear David Ganek again to stop a public trial. Opinion: President Trump dumped Preet Bharara as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, but a few problems from his tenure are left to resolve, including the ongoing legal crusade against David Ganek, writes The Wall Street Journal Editorial
"20.04.2017 20:20:15" wsj.com Far-Left Firebrand Mélenchon Shakes Up French Election A late surge in support of far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, has thrown open the first round of the French Presidential election which takes place this weekend. Photo: Getty Images Jean-Luc Mélenchon got a late surge in polls right before voting on Sunday.
"20.04.2017 20:18:51" wsj.com Gunman Opens Fire on Champs-Élysées Paris prosecutors said they were opening an investigation into possible terrorism in connection with the attack. A police officer was killed on the boulevard in central Paris, police said, and the attacker was killed in return fire.
"20.04.2017 20:10:11" wsj.com Prince Tribute Concert at Center of New Dispute Prince's messy affairs become ever more tangled. The messy affairs of late pop star Prince became even more tangled Wednesday, as two of the singer's half-brothers suggested the bank that previously oversaw the estate's business may have breached its fiduciary commitments.
"20.04.2017 20:01:00" wsj.com Tbilisi, Georgia: No Longer Europe's Best-Kept-Secret Destination Not long ago, few Western travelers ventured to Georgia, a former Soviet republic. Now its newly polished capital city, Tbilisi, is shaping up to be the life the party. The Georgian capital Tbilisi offers stylish new hotels, exceptional food and architecture--and a sure-fire hangover cure
"20.04.2017 19:40:11" wsj.com What Does Georgia Say About 2018? Neither party has a sustainable strategy to carry it to victory in the midterms. It's impossible at this stage to know who will control the House in 2019. The first round in Georgia didn't clarify matters much, writes Karl Rove for WSJ Opinion.
"20.04.2017 19:20:03" wsj.com Arkansas Execution Plan Continues to Crumble Courts blocked Arkansas from using a key lethal injection drug and halted the execution of three condemned prisoners, in the latest blow to the state's unprecedented plan to put eight men to death in less than two weeks' time. Pulaski County Judge Alice Gray sided with a unit of drugmaker McKesson, which accused the state of acquiring vecuronium bromide under false pretenses by leading McKesson to believe it was for medical purposes rather than executions
"20.04.2017 19:01:19" wsj.com Want an Army-Green Rolex? Hire a Watch 'Modder' Horological expert Michael Clerizo explores the pros and cons of 'watch modding,' the practice of cosmetically customizing Rolexes, Patek Philippes and even Seikos. For when a regular-old Rolex won't cut it: All about customized watches that are only limited by your imagination.
"20.04.2017 18:40:09" wsj.com A Trump Alliance Strategy Mattis and McMaster learned in Iraq that if you make allies, you should keep them. If indeed Jim Mattis and H.R. McMaster are the architects of an emerging Trump foreign policy, their most formative experiences, in Iraq, may shape that policy, writes Daniel Henninger for WSJ Opinion.
"20.04.2017 18:34:08" Millennials Are A Turbo-Boost Millennials Are A Turbo-Boost: Speaking at WSJ's Women In Finance dinner, Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, says Millennials offer an opportunity for institutions in evolving their work culture http://on.wsj.com/2pHxrJJ
"20.04.2017 18:19:47" wsj.com Trump Administration Launches National-Security Probe on Steel Imports The Trump administration said that it had launched a broad investigation into whether steel imports posed a national-security threat, a probe that could lead to new tariffs against China and other manufacturers. “Steel is critical to both our economy and our military, President Trump said. “This is not an area where we can afford to become dependent on foreign countries.”
"20.04.2017 17:58:34" wsj.com Utah Prepares Special Election as Rep. Chaffetz Says He May Step Down Early Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican who leads the House committee primarily responsible for conducting oversight of the federal government, said Thursday he may leave Congress before his term ends, a day after announcing he would not run for James Evans, chairman of the Utah Republican Party, said, “It's my impression that Congressman Chaffetz still has a few legislative measures that he wants to shepherd through but we are preparing in case he steps down before his term ends.”
"20.04.2017 17:40:19" wsj.com Do You Want Reagan's Economy or Obama's? The CBO failed to predict the tax-reform boom of the 1980s and the weak recovery in recent years. Opinion: The economic policies implemented by Presidents Reagan and Obama were the polar extremes of postwar policies. These extremes help define what might be expected if this administration and Congress are successful in reversing the Obama program and
"20.04.2017 17:20:02" wsj.com Germany's Schäuble Urges Governments to Implement Economic Reforms German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called on the world's governments to boost their competitiveness through economic reforms rather than relying on rising debt and easy money from central banks. Speaking in Washington, D.C., where global economic leaders are gathering for a series of semiannual meetings, Mr. Schäuble blamed the economic problems of some eurozone countries on their failure to implement “unpleasant reforms.”
"20.04.2017 17:00:47" wsj.com The Negroni Variations: Rethinking the Classic Recipe These riffs take the classic gin-Campari-vermouth combo into new territory without losing sight of what makes the drink great. Bartenders are pushing past the classic recipe to new concoctions.The versatile template of the original—and a hefty marketing push by Campari—has revived the drink's popularity in recent years. The new wave of variations also owes a debt to the explosion
"20.04.2017 16:40:07" wsj.com China Presses Apple in Warning on Porn in Video Streams China's internet regulator said it would summon Apple executives to discuss stricter oversight of the App Store, in a warning to three video-streaming app companies to improve censorship of pornography. A new challenge looms for Apple in China after internet regulators warned three video-app companies to do a better job of screening out pornography—an eye-popping task, as is evident at the popular Huajiao streaming service.The mission: to make sure the
"20.04.2017 16:20:07" wsj.com The 'Armada' That Wasn't There The Pentagon and White House sell a mirage as a military deterrent. Opinion: The White House is chalking up the confusion to a miscommunication, but President Trump's hyperbole about deploying U.S. military force didn't help, writes The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.
"20.04.2017 16:01:16" wsj.com Airbnb to Launch Humanitarian Division Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia discusses the new division, as well as the furniture collection he designed with start-ups in mind. In May, Airbnb is announcing a spinoff—a new humanitarian group that will take on, in co-founder Joe Gebbia's words, “problems out in the world”: displaced populations, rural flight, bias against strangers.
"20.04.2017 15:40:04" wsj.com American Syrah: Can It Ever Rival Pinot Noir? Once hailed as the Next Big Grape, Syrah has yet to attain the star status of Pinot Noir. With so many excellent, food-friendly American Syrahs available, it's time that changed. Here, 5 eminently drinkable bottles What made oenophiles turn away from Syrah—and what might make them turn back?
"20.04.2017 15:20:04" wsj.com U.S. Farmers, Who Once Fed the World, Overtaken by New World Powers Bumper soybean and wheat harvests in Brazil and Russia push down global prices, imperiling America's growers; 'hard for our psyche.' Other countries' rising share of global trade and their bin-busting harvests have helped fuel a multiyear downturn in crop prices that is pushing some U.S. farmers out of business.
"20.04.2017 15:00:29" wsj.com Verizon, for First Time, Loses Core Wireless Customers Verizon Communications is struggling to hold onto customers and getting them to pay a premium for its service. It posted its first ever quarterly net loss of wireless subscribers. The results will put pressure on Verizon's management to either find a way to turn things around or make moves that will diversify the company away from the wireless business, where most Americans already have a smartphone and price wars have pinched
"20.04.2017 14:40:11" wsj.com Children's Closets Get Luxury Makeovers More children and teens are getting custom closets outfitted with high-end accessories like boutique-style shoe racks, designer wallpaper and velvet-lined jewelry drawers. Taking a cue from lavish walk-in closets off the master bedroom, builders and designers are increasingly creating luxury closets for their pint-size clients.
"20.04.2017 14:20:09" wsj.com New York City Launches Parking-Ticket App New York is trying to make it easier for drivers to pay—or fight—parking tickets by using a smartphone app launched last month. The app “NYC Parking Tickets: Pay or Dispute” works similar to the website, allowing drivers to look up their tickets by violation or license plate number.
"20.04.2017 14:01:10" wsj.com GM Ceases Operation in Venezuela as Plant is Seized General Motors said it has stopped operating in Venezuela following the expropriation of its plant and has vowed to 'take all legal actions' to defend its rights. Venezuelan authorities on Wednesday unexpectedly took over GM's plant in the central Carabobo state, seizing production facilities and car stock, the company said in a statement.
"20.04.2017 13:40:06" wsj.com Toronto Policy Makers Struggle to Curb Rising Home Prices Home prices are surging in Toronto after a clampdown on foreign buyers on the other side of the country, in the latest example of how relentless overseas demand is outrunning policy makers' efforts to tame buying. British Columbia authorities slapped a 15% tax on foreign buyers last July to curb a run up in Vancouver, where house prices rose 30% in a year. Almost immediately, sales in Vancouver plummeted—and took off in Toronto, Canada's largest city and 2,700
"20.04.2017 13:23:18" WSJ Politics WSJ's Aaron Zitner discusses three things we learned from the results of the special election in Georgia for a House seat.
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"20.04.2017 13:00:39" wsj.com Publicity Over Dispute by Former Trump Partners Could Tarnish President, One Warns Two former business partners of President Donald Trump are in a nasty dispute that has one suggesting he could publicize the other's controversial past—and warning that the bad headlines could tarnish the president. Felix Sater is battling his former boss, Tevfik Arif, over $3.5 million in legal fees related to Mr. Sater's employment at Bayrock Group LLC, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Bayrock developed the Trump SoHo in New York City,
"20.04.2017 12:40:07" wsj.com Lower Prices at Wal-Mart: Good for Shoppers, Bad for Grocers Wal-Mart's fight to defend its low-cost reputation is helping to extend the longest food-price decline in decades. The world's biggest retailer is investing heavily to lower prices in its U.S. stores, as competition heats up against Amazon.com and Wolfe Research recently found prices for a basket of grocery items at Philadelphia area Wal-Mart stores were 5.8% lower than a year ago, while those in the Atlanta and Southern California markets were 4.9% and 2.7% cheaper, respectively. The price war,
"20.04.2017 12:20:13" wsj.com Insurers Offer Early Sign of ACA Exchange Plans for 2018 Anthem made preliminary filings indicating it will offer plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in Virginia and Kentucky next year. Cigna and Aetna also made similar filings in Virginia. Insurers are currently struggling to make decisions about their 2018 exchange offerings, amid what they have complained are mixed signals from the Trump administration and congressional Republicans about the future of the ACA. In particular, the insurers
"20.04.2017 11:59:04" wsj.com French Industrial Decline Fuels Le Pen's Rise Antiestablishment candidate rides wave of working-class anger Far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen has surged in industrial cities like Amiens, where Whirlpool's decision to close a factory has helped the candidate tap into voter anger with the European Union and political elite.
"20.04.2017 11:20:05" wsj.com Buyer's Remorse: Investor Wants China's Steve Jobs to Step Aside Jia Yueting has led LeEco Holdings on an aggressive campaign of expansion, but now one of his biggest backers wants him to go. "China's Steve Jobs" has led LeEco Holdings on an aggressive campaign of expansion, but now one of his biggest backers wants him to step down.
"20.04.2017 10:40:08" wsj.com Many Poor Venezuelans Are Too Hungry to Join Antigovernment Protests President Nicolás Maduro has lost support among impoverished Venezuelans, but many of them have shown little interest in joining the opposition-led protests that have convulsed the country the past three weeks. Many slum residents in Venezuela say they are too busy trying to survive to worry about changing the government.
"20.04.2017 10:02:33" wsj.com In Japan, a Self-Driving Technology Helps Seniors Hit the Brakes, Not the Gas Japan is taking the lead on adopting some of the world's newest driving technologies, largely because it has to accommodate some of the world's oldest drivers. More than a quarter of Japan's people are over 65; one of its most common accidents is mistaking gas pedal for brake.
"20.04.2017 09:32:41" wsj.com Lapid Seeks to Capture Israel's Middle Ground Once dismissed as a passing fad, Yair Lapid, a 53-year-old former TV anchor, has emerged as the most serious political rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Once dismissed as a passing fad, Yair Lapid, a 53-year-old former TV anchor, has emerged as the most serious political rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.
"20.04.2017 08:45:06" wsj.com European Establishment Tries New Election Tactic: Full Embrace of the EU Mr. Macron has said the EU needs more integration, not less To counter rising nationalist parties, French and German candidates have mounted a vigorous defense of the EU and its single currency, a switch that will be tested in the French presidential elections this weekend.
"20.04.2017 08:08:31" wsj.com China Deals a Blow to South Korean Casino's Fortunes Backers of Paradise City, a brand-new $1.1 billion hotel and gambling complex on Yeongjong Island, are concerned that it could become the latest victim of Beijing's ire. Northeast Asia's first Las Vegas-style casino resort opened on Thursday, but to widespread concern about whether the South Korean gambling venue—six years in the making—will become the latest victim of Chinese retribution.
"20.04.2017 07:30:35" wsj.com Indonesian Prosecutors Urge Probation for Defeated Governor Charged With Blasphemy Indonesian prosecutors called for two years' probation for Jakarta's Christian governor for blasphemy against Islam, a day after his defeat by Islamist hard-liners in an election that has rocked the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy case against Jakarta's governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, was a prime factor in his loss to the Islamist-backed candidate Anies Baswedan, after a rancorous election campaign in which Islamist activists urged Muslims not to vote for someone
"20.04.2017 07:00:27" wsj.com China's Oil Refiners Are Coming for Your Market Share Like steel and aluminum before, Chinese oil refining overcapacity is spilling into global markets and depressing profits. Heard on the Street: Hungry Chinese refineries were once a boon for oil-sector investors. But what China gives, China can also take away: the global refining business is now in the crosshairs of its big oil firms.
"20.04.2017 06:30:08" wsj.com Australia to Test Citizenship Applicants on Their Values Australia's government broadened a crackdown on immigration with plans to test citizenship applicants on their acceptance of the country's culture—a change it denies targets Muslims. Australia plans to tighten its citizenship rules, including adding a test on attitudes toward "Australian values."
"20.04.2017 06:00:04" wsj.com State Funding for Higher Education Slipped in Fiscal 2016 States remained stingy in funding public institutions of higher education last year, and midyear cuts to fiscal 2017 budgets and early signs from fiscal 2018 discussions suggest many will continue to dole out limited funds to their local colleges and The nationwide decline, which takes into account an inflation measure based on higher-education costs, was due in large part to a dramatic drop in Illinois, where a nearly two-year-old fiscal crisis has all but frozen the state's coffers.
"20.04.2017 05:30:22" wsj.com UC Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech Over Safety It is the second time this year that the university has cancelled an event by a high-profile figure from the right. It is the second cancellation this year by the university of a high-profile figure from the right.
"20.04.2017 05:00:35" wsj.com Trump to Revive 1962 Law to Explore New Barriers on Steel Imports President Donald Trump is ramping up his tougher “America First” trade policy with plans to revive a rarely used law to explore imposing new barriers on steel imports. To push “America First” policy, President Trump plans to revive decades-old, rarely used trade law.
"20.04.2017 04:30:06" wsj.com New Rival for Sapphire Reserve, Platinum Rewards Cards U.S. Bancorp plans on May 1 to launch a premium card geared toward high spenders and millennials, adding to the threats facing American Express in a card category where it was until recently unrivaled, American Express's Platinum card is going to get even more competition.
"20.04.2017 04:00:51" wsj.com Star Cars of the Shanghai Auto Show 2017 From electric supercars to an SUV whose name has a striking similarity to U.S. President Donald Trump, the world's biggest auto market is showcased in Shanghai. Photo/Video: Menglin Huang From electric supercars to an SUV whose name has a striking similarity to U.S. President Donald Trump, the world's biggest auto market is showcased in Shanghai.
"20.04.2017 03:30:05" wsj.com Tucker Carlson to Take Bill O'Reilly's Time Slot on Fox News Already a surprising success after succeeding the popular Megyn Kelly, Fox News now is asking Tucker Carlson to fill the very big shoes of Bill O'Reilly at 8 p.m., a much more daunting task. Tucker Carlson has become the quick fix for Fox News.
"20.04.2017 03:00:11" wsj.com Tillerson Warns Iran Could End Up Like North Korea Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the nuclear agreement with Iran risks repeating mistakes of past U.S. policy towards North Korea, underscoring a tough Trump administration line against both countries. “The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy,” Mr. Tillerson said. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it.”
"20.04.2017 02:40:06" wsj.com Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web. The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web.
"20.04.2017 02:20:02" wsj.com Trump Signs Legislation Extending Private-Care Program for Veterans The original legislation, commonly known as the Veterans Choice Act, was slated to expire in August. President Trump signed an extension of a Department of Veterans Affairs law on Wednesday that gives veterans continued access to a program that helps them seek care from outside the VA system.
"20.04.2017 02:00:23" wsj.com Mayor Endorses Raising Cigarette Prices in New York City to Cut Smoking Sales Currently there are 900,000 smokers in the city, including 15,000 youths, according to figures from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In an effort to bring the city's smoking rate to its lowest ever level by 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday endorsed a proposal that will raise the cost of a pack of cigarettes from $10.50 to $13.
"20.04.2017 01:40:03" wsj.com Investors Welcome a Break From Punishing Oil Price Swings U.S. oil prices are trading in the tightest range in nearly 14 years, helping those stocks and bonds that tend to suffer when crude turns volatile. The wild price swings that characterized the oil market for much of the past two years have faded in 2017, a welcome development for stock and bond investors whose holdings tend to suffer when crude turns volatile.
"20.04.2017 01:20:04" wsj.com U.S. Deports Immigrant in 'Dreamer' Program The Department of Homeland Security says the man had violated the terms of the program. Immigration-rights activists are rallying around the case of a man who was removed from the country earlier this year, saying he is the first person to be deported who was participating in an Obama-era program meant to protect young people in the U.S.
"20.04.2017 01:00:55" wsj.com Facebook Aims to Connect Directly to Your Brain “What if you could type directly from your brain?” asked Regina Dugan, who runs Facebook's secretive hardware division, Building 8, during a keynote address at the company's F8 developer conference Wednesday. Facebook wants to read your mind.
"20.04.2017 00:40:04" wsj.com Video Shows New York Judge Walking Alone Before Her Death Judge Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman on the New York Court of Appeals, had no visible signs of trauma or foul play when her body was discovered in the Hudson River on April 12. New York police detectives have discovered video showing Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam walking alone toward the Hudson River in Manhattan the night before police found her body floating in the water, a senior law-enforcement official said Wednesday.
"20.04.2017 00:30:13" wsj.com Ousted Arconic CEO Sent a Vague Threat to Activist Hedge-Fund Boss The letter, sent last week to Elliott Management, referenced the alleged partying of Elliott's president, Paul Singer, at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Mr. Kleinfeld's home country, the people said. The letter that cost Klaus Kleinfeld his job as chief executive of aerospace-parts maker Arconic referenced alleged partying by the head of the activist fund that wanted him out.
"20.04.2017 00:20:16" wsj.com Zambian Opposition Leader Charged With Treason A Lusaka court late Tuesday charged Hakainde Hichilema with trying to overthrow the government, an offense that carries the death penalty. Zambian authorities have charged the country's main opposition leader with treason, escalating a political crisis that is roiling one of Africa's most stable democracies.
"20.04.2017 00:00:52" wsj.com U.S. May Bolster Saudis' Fight Against Rebels in Yemen The increased assistance could take the form of drones and other aircraft for reconnaissance missions, as well as more support for refueling Saudi aircraft. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is considering a range of additional military support for Saudi Arabia's fight against Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen in the hope of forcing the group into peace negotiations.
"19.04.2017 23:40:10" wsj.com Serena Williams Appears to Announce Pregnancy on Snapchat Williams posted a picture of herself on the social media site with a message that read “20 weeks.” She and representatives have not confirmed the pregnancy. Serena Williams appeared to announce that she's pregnant on Wednesday with an image and message on Snapchat that was later deleted.
"19.04.2017 23:20:06" wsj.com Theresa May's Early Election Gambit Reduces Brexit Risks Assuming her election gambit is successful and she is returned with a substantially increased majority, Mrs. May will have secured for herself an extra two years to 2022 to reach a final Brexit deal before she has to face the voters again. Theresa May's decision to call for a snap election could give her the stronger mandate—and extra time—she needs to get a trade deal done.
"19.04.2017 23:00:19" wsj.com White House Gronked by Super Patriots As predicted, the Trump-Patriots Axis of Affection was in full bloom. Wednesday's White House meeting between the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and President Trump felt an exception to the usual non-event.
"19.04.2017 22:40:07" wsj.com Todd Ricketts, Co-Owner of the Chicago Cubs, Ends Bid for Commerce Post Mr. Ricketts, whose billionaire family owns the Chicago Cubs and whose father was a top donor to Mr. Trump during the campaign, had been approved by the Commerce Department's ethics team and had submitted an ethics questionnaire to the Senate Commerce Todd Ricketts, whom President Trump tapped late last year to serve as deputy commerce secretary, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday after complications arose as he tried to divest his financial portfolio to avoid conflicts of interest.
"19.04.2017 22:20:08" blogs.wsj.com What Aaron Hernandez and Kenneth Lay Have in Common The common-law doctrine of abatement ab initio dictates that when a defendant dies before he has the chance to appeal a conviction, the conviction essentially gets wiped away. Aaron Hernandez was a convicted murderer. But his apparent suicide appears to leave the former pro-football star an innocent man — at least technically under state law.
"19.04.2017 22:00:57" wsj.com Tesla Settles Lawsuit Against Former Autopilot Director Tesla has settled a lawsuit against the former director of its semiautonomous Autopilot system, clearing the way for one of the stars among self-driving cars to build his own company that could become a threat to the Silicon Valley car maker. Tesla has settled a lawsuit against the former director of its semiautonomous Autopilot system, clearing the way for Sterling Anderson to build his own company that could become a threat to the Silicon Valley car maker.
"19.04.2017 21:40:07" wsj.com Venezuela Antigovernment Protests Turn Deadly Caracas teenager Carlos Moreno, 17 years old, died from a gunshot to the head at a protest rally in the San Bernardino neighborhood outside central Caracas, said a doctor at the local hospital. Clashes across Venezuela turned deadly Wednesday as the opposition took to the streets for what it called “the mother of all marches” in its latest, vain attempt to force President Nicolás Maduro to hold elections.
"19.04.2017 21:20:04" wsj.com Donald Trump Seeks to Meet Pope Francis on European Trip in May The White House said earlier this year that Mr. Trump would travel to Brussels for a NATO summit and to Sicily, Italy, for a summit of G-7 leaders. The White House is seeking a meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis when the president travels to Europe next month.
"19.04.2017 21:00:44" wsj.com White House Says It Didn't Mislead Allies With Ship Location The White House shrugged off any blame for miscommunication about the USS Carl Vinson and said it didn't mislead U.S. allies about the aircraft carrier's destination amid a backlash over a series of confused messages about its mission. The White House shrugged off any blame for miscommunication about the USS Carl Vinson and said it didn't mislead U.S. allies about the aircraft carrier's destination.
"19.04.2017 20:40:10" wsj.com Democrats Reload for Georgia Runoff, But Party Divisions Remain Democrats launched the second phase of their fight to capture a long-held Republican House seat in Georgia, but the party's attempts to unify remain hindered by lingering internal divisions. The Democratic Party's traditional wing is looking to unite with the grass-roots faction behind Jon Ossoff's candidacy in Georgia, though splits are evident.
"19.04.2017 20:20:09" wsj.com Supreme Court Seems to Back Church School in Missouri Case The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to side with a church-run school in Missouri in a case over a state policy that restricts playground-resurfacing funds to secular institutions. Liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan appeared persuaded that a Missouri program had discriminated against church-affiliated schools for no good reason.
"19.04.2017 20:00:53" wsj.com Your Guide for Wrinkle-Free Travel Flying can be tough on suits and dresses, but savvy travelers know the tricks to staying sharp on the road. Veteran travelers share strategies for one of the most persistent hassles of travel: wrinkled clothes.
"19.04.2017 20:00:00" Lyft CEO Logan Green: How I Work Lyft CEO Logan Green on his first car, the one thing he'd like to do better as a leader, and whether he'd rather take a yellow taxi or an Uber.
"19.04.2017 19:40:08" wsj.com Finding the Upside to the Airline Laptop Ban Flying, once a brief escape from real life, has become just another opportunity to overwork. Author David Sax on the value of unplugging in the air Remember before inflight Wifi, when you could unplug for hours? Can't imagine how to endure a long flight without your laptop? How to reclaim the airplane as sanctuary.
"19.04.2017 19:20:02" wsj.com Is Trump Turning Globalist? Not So Fast Donald Trump's recent embrace of traditionally internationalist approaches to Syria, China and NATO may leave the impression that he has gone globalist. But the president's nationalism hasn't faded, it has bifurcated, Greg Ip writes. On economics, unlike in foreign policy, President Trump's populism runs deep and has broader support.
"19.04.2017 19:01:25" wsj.com Offshore Drilling Blowout Preventer A new rule would damage Trump's plans for more U.S. energy. Two days before Obama left office his administration rolled out a new rule that all ships transporting goods between U.S. ports must be U.S.-flagged, constructed in the U.S., owned by U.S. citizens and crewed by U.S. citizens. Barring a late reversal, Mr.
"19.04.2017 18:55:25" wsj.com 21st Century Fox: Bill O'Reilly Won't Be Returning to Fox News Channel Decision to cut ties with commentator is a sea change for the network and its parent company. Fox News announced the departure of Bill O'Reilly in the wake of a sexual-harassment scandal, bringing an end to the popular host's two-decade run at the TV network.
"19.04.2017 18:50:30" WSJ Politics New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made an unexpected appearance during Sean Spicer's press briefing. Gronkowski along with many of his New England Patriots teammates were at the White House to be honored for their win in Super Bowl LI.
"19.04.2017 18:40:14" wsj.com Virtual Reality Films Push Into Mainstream VR projects this year include works from Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison and Alejandro G. Iñárritu In show business, virtual reality is the new ingénue. The entertainment industry is dedicating new levels of talent, money and time to VR projects, with a premium on original stories, award-worthy performances, Hollywood production values and a pinch of
"19.04.2017 18:33:49" Fitness Empire Quietly Rises on YouTube One of America's hottest gyms isn't a gym. And it's free. Fitness Blender has amassed 4 million subscribers on YouTube with video instruction that's down-to-earth http://on.wsj.com/2pD1AKj
"19.04.2017 18:20:03" wsj.com A Fitness Empire Quietly Rises on YouTube Fitness Blender has amassed 4 million subscribers with video instruction that's down-to-earth—and free. One of the nation's hottest gyms isn't a gym. And it's free. Take a look inside a leader of the migration away from health clubs and toward on-demand services.
"19.04.2017 18:02:04" wsj.com Cybersecurity Startup Tanium Exposed California Hospital's Network in Demos Without Permission Cybersecurity firm Tanium spent years pitching its software by showing it working in a client's network—something the client, a California hospital, says Tanium never had permission to do. For years, cybersecurity startup Tanium pitched its software by showing it working in the network of a hospital it said was a client. But Tanium never had permission to present the demos, the hospital said, meaning a company selling security actually was
"19.04.2017 18:01:15" wsj.com Getting Over Hillary Democrats need to comprehend the Electoral College. Opinion: “Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton ?” is the headline on a recent Andrew Sullivan column for New York magazine that blames Mrs. Clinton for her 2016 loss. It might seem obvious to blame a loss on the loser, but Mr. Sullivan has a
"19.04.2017 17:40:06" wsj.com Mainstream European Leaders Try New Election Tactic: Full-Throated Defense of the EU To counter rising Euroskeptic and nationalist parties, candidates for the leadership of France and Germany are embracing the EU and its single currency. It's a switch in style that will get a big test in French presidential elections that start this As the French election looms, pro-European Union politicians are stepping up their fight against euroskeptics.
"19.04.2017 17:20:08" wsj.com Cuba's Most Authentic Experience is Far From Havana In Cuba's post-Fidel era, a lost artisanal heritage is slowly being reborn—not in its capital city but in the island's more distant reaches. My last meal before leaving Cuba, taken alongside taxi and truck drivers, was the only one that truly satisfied.
"19.04.2017 17:01:38" wsj.com Exxon Seeks U.S. Waiver to Work in Russia Despite Sanctions Exxon Mobil Corp. has applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to resume its venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft in the Black Sea forged in 2012 by then-CEO Rex Tillerson, according to people familiar Exxon has asked the Treasury Dept. for an exemption from Russia sanctions for a 2012 oil deal made by then-CEO Rex Tillerson.
"19.04.2017 17:01:31" wsj.com Behold the Master Conspirator Adam Schiff and Carter Page have in common cluelessness and ambition. Opinion: The Washington Post reported that a Trump campaign adviser had indeed been singled out by the FBI for surveillance as a potential Russian agent. Unfortunately for the conspiracy theorists, it was Carter Page, the Walter Mitty of Trump world,
"19.04.2017 16:40:07" wsj.com Phony Baloney! These Butcher Shops Are Going Vegan New breed of markets goes to great lengths to create faux links, cutlets and patties that look and taste more like fauna than flora—such as lox crafted from carrots and jerky derived from wheat gluten. 'Nothing bloody or Texan about it' Nice butcher shop! Why is everything made of vegetables?
"19.04.2017 16:20:14" wsj.com Big Donors Bankrolled Donald Trump's Inauguration Donald Trump raised more than $106 million for his inauguration festivities, a new campaign-finance report shows, with about half the funds coming from three dozen wealthy donors and corporations. After a campaign in which Donald Trump touted his success among small-dollar donors, his inauguration as president was bankrolled by dozens of billionaires and corporations, a new campaign-finance report shows.
"19.04.2017 16:00:48" wsj.com Gorsuch Lessons for Trump's Next Nominee If another Supreme Court vacancy opens, the fight to confirm the president's choice won't be pretty. Opinion: The Gorsuch experience has strengthened Republicans, should Mr. Trump have a second Supreme Court vacancy to fill. That isn't to say that the next nominee will have smooth sailing. If Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote, or any of the four
"19.04.2017 15:40:10" wsj.com Don't Hate Your Husband: Advice for New Mothers The first years of parenthood are tough on couples. A few survival tips. Like all new parents, we were semi-deranged from sleep deprivation and inexperience, but the force of our anger took us both by surprise. We're hardly unique.
"19.04.2017 15:31:23" wsj.com Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz Won't Seek Re-Election in 2018 Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform committee, won't run for re-election, he announced Wednesday. Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, long seen as a rising star in both national and Utah GOP politics, wrote on Facebook that he had made “a personal decision to return to the private sector” when his term in the U.S. House of Representatives expires in
"19.04.2017 15:20:08" wsj.com Cuba's Most Authentic Experience is Far From Havana In Cuba's post-Fidel era, a lost artisanal heritage is slowly being reborn—not in its capital city but in the island's more distant reaches. Dining in Havana presents a conundrum: The best restaurants aren't Cuban, and the real Cuban restaurants are not terribly good--and so, one must go further afield.
"19.04.2017 15:01:02" wsj.com Highway From the Endangerment Zone Scott Pruitt is right to avoid a fight over an anti-CO2 EPA finding. The EPA's Scott Pruitt is preparing to dismantle Obama's Clean Power Plan for good. The rap from the right is that he won't challenge the underlying determination for regulating CO 2 emissions known as an endangerment finding. But there's a practical
"19.04.2017 14:45:20" wsj.com Emirates Cuts Flights to U.S. Following Electronics Ban, Visa Restrictions Emirates Airline, the world's biggest carrier by international traffic, is cutting flights to five U.S. cities after actions by the Trump administration slowed bookings from Middle Eastern countries. The Dubai-based carrier's decision to trim flights is the clearest sign of the impact of President Trump's efforts to curtail immigration from several Muslim-majority countries and limit the use of electronics on flights out of security concerns.
"19.04.2017 14:20:02" wsj.com Puerto Rican Businesses Follow Their Customers to the Mainland As Puerto Rico's residents flee the economically troubled island, businesses are following to places like central Florida, where furniture stores and clothing boutiques that appeal to Puerto Ricans are opening new locations. The fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico has triggered an exodus of residents, shrinking the market for local companies while creating new business opportunities in mainland U.S. states such as Florida and Texas where islanders resettle and may be familiar with
"19.04.2017 14:13:33" wsj.com Thanks for Giving Me Your Tax Money I'm opposed to all energy subsidies—unless, of course, I'm the one collecting them. Now that tax day has passed, I must thank you, my fellow federal taxpayers, for the generous subsidy you provided for the 28-panel, four-array, 8,540-watt photovoltaic system I installed on my metal roof last year, writes Robert Bryce for WSJ Opinion.
"19.04.2017 13:43:04" wsj.com Pence Praises Toyota, Says Economic Ties With Japan Can Improve Vice President Mike Pence praised investment by Toyota and other Japanese companies in the U.S. while avoiding criticism of Tokyo's trade practices, drawing a relieved welcome from Japanese business leaders. In his Tokyo business speech Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence depicted the U.S.-Japan economic relationship as a healthy one that could be improved even further by offering companies such as Toyota lower taxes and less red tape for their U.S.
"19.04.2017 13:25:05" wsj.com Chevy to Chase Chinese Consumers With Vehicle Rollouts Over Next Few Years Chevy's sales have declined for two consecutive years, while GM's other brands, including Buick, have turned in strong showings in the world's largest car market. Until recently, GM had been using older, “legacy” vehicles to fill out much of Chevy's lineup in China, but Chevy is gradually replacing those with the same vehicles it sells in the U.S., which are more refined and have better technology.
"19.04.2017 13:16:02" wsj.com 'Hire American' Plans Could Hobble India's Outsourcers Plans to reform the U.S. visa system are bad news for the likes of Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services. President Trump said he wants to change rules for distributing visas to high-skilled foreign workers, promising to direct more to the highest-paid applicants as he seeks to make good on his “America First” economic promises. That move could hurt Infosys
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"19.04.2017 12:40:03" wsj.com Hyperloop One Taps the Brakes on Testing Hyperloop One Inc. is delaying and scaling back the first full test of its prototype of trainlike pods that whisk through low-pressure tubes, an event the company has held up as a historic milestone that would showcase the technology and help attract Hyperloop One Inc. is one of a handful of startups aiming to commercialize the idea that billionaire inventor Elon Musk floated in a 2013 paper: transporting people in low-pressure tubes at nearly the speed of sound. But its original timetable for testing
"19.04.2017 12:20:10" wsj.com Former Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide in Prison Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence in Massachusetts for murder, hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital, prison officials. He was 27. According to the Department of Correction, former pro-football star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was living in a single cell in the general population unit, and hanged himself by attaching a bed sheet to his cell window.
"19.04.2017 12:00:34" wsj.com Videogame 'Add Ons': Billion-Dollar Business and Two-Edged Sword 'Add ons' are the equivalent of selling new chapters to an already completed book Digital enhancements and add-ons for hit videogames like 'Star Wars Battlefront,' 'Call of Duty' and 'Assassin's Creed' boost sales but may kill fans' appetite for the next blockbuster.
"19.04.2017 11:15:53" wsj.com Heard on the Street: U.K. Snap Election Won't Make Brexit Simpler The real trouble for Mrs. May is she still must negotiate with a political bloc whose own approval process is complex and multifaceted U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap election in June: This looks likely to strengthen her hand at home. But it won't make closing a post-Brexit trade deal with Europe any simpler.
"19.04.2017 10:15:07" wsj.com Entertainment Industry Prepares for an Unwelcomed Sequel—Writers' Strike II .Exclusive contracts and health-care plan are the major sticking points between the two sides Almost 10 years after a writers' strike that nearly split the entertainment industry, a new battle is brewing between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
"19.04.2017 09:42:44" wsj.com Under Pressure, Ex-Harvard Star Jack Meyer Says It's Not Time to Quit Jack Meyer trounced rivals when he ran Harvard University's endowment in the 1990s. But as a hedge-fund manager, he is struggling. His Convexity Capital Management LP has lost $1 billion of its clients' money over the last few years as once reliable “I just don't think it's time to quit,” says ex-Harvard star Jack Meyer, whose hedge fund is struggling.
"19.04.2017 09:00:47" wsj.com Democrats Falter in Bid for Outright Win in Georgia House Race Democrat Jon Ossoff captured the most votes but not a majority in a special election Tuesday for a U.S. House seat from Georgia, forcing a runoff in a contest widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump. Democrats fell short in their bid for a knockout victory in the race for a House seat from Georgia that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump.
"19.04.2017 08:00:27" wsj.com A Le Pen-Mélenchon Runoff: Investors' Nightmare Scenario in France Money managers are selling bonds of weaker European economies ahead of the first round of the French election on Sunday. With the start of the French election just days away, investors are contemplating their nightmare scenario: a choice between far-left and far-right candidates.
"19.04.2017 07:30:07" wsj.com Baidu to Open Source Its Self-Driving Technology Baidu says it will share software technology it is developing for self-driving cars in a bid to catch up with competitors including General Motors and Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. Baidu is going to open source some of its self-driving technology in a bid to catch up with the competition.
"19.04.2017 07:00:27" wsj.com Sterling's Move Suggests a Softer Ride in Brexit It is hard to put probabilities on political outcomes, but the reaction of sterling on Tuesday to the calling of a snap U.K. election offers one rough measure: It is now about 10% less likely that Britain will suffer a 'hard Brexit.' The pound had its second-best day against the dollar since last summer's vote to leave the European Union, after Prime Minister Theresa May went back on repeated promises not to call a sudden election.
"19.04.2017 06:30:22" wsj.com False Narrative on U.S. Aircraft Carrier Elicits Jeers in Asia Criticism rises in China and Japan after the U.S. Navy says it hadn't sent the USS Carl Vinson directly to North Korea after all. Asia jeers the White House's false narrative on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.
"19.04.2017 06:00:26" wsj.com Trump Administration Says Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal The Trump administration notified Congress that Iran is compliant with the landmark nuclear agreement reached in 2015, but also cast doubt on the U.S.'s continued support for the deal. President Donald Trump is considering whether the U.S. would continue to roll back sanctions on Iran.
"19.04.2017 05:30:44" wsj.com An SUV Called Trumpchi, and Other Marketing Challenges for Chinese Autos in the U.S. China's auto makers aim to boost sales overseas, and are starting by building better cars, on show this week at the annual Shanghai auto show. But that's just the first hurdle to winning over the global consumer. Guangzhou Auto is one of the auto makers recently forced to confront the nuances of marketing: It makes a sport-utility vehicle called the Trumpchi.
"19.04.2017 05:00:04" wsj.com Oracle to Acquire Digital Measurement Firm Moat Oracle has inked a deal to acquire Moat, a digital measurement company known for its role as an independent third party hired to measure ads across platforms like Facebook, Google's YouTube and Snapchat. Moat works with some of the world's largest brands to help measure and track their online ads, including Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.
"19.04.2017 04:30:23" wsj.com Massachusetts to Dismiss Some 20,000 Drug Convictions Linked to Tainted Crime Lab Massachusetts prosecutors on Tuesday moved to dismiss an estimated 20,000 drug convictions affected by misconduct by a former state drug-lab chemist, the latest development in a scandal that has tarred the legal system for five years. Massachusetts was being watched by legal scholars who said lapses at labs in recent years—from New York to Delaware to Colorado—raised questions about the integrity of protocols and convictions.
"19.04.2017 04:00:24" wsj.com Pirates Outfielder Starling Marte Suspended for 80 Games Marte, 28, has emerged as one of baseball's brightest all-around young talents in recent years. Starling Marte, an All-Star outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was suspended 80 games after testing positive for nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug.
"19.04.2017 03:30:29" wsj.com Indonesia Capital Votes as Muslim Hard-Liners Seek to Oust Governor Voters cast ballots to choose Jakarta's governor in a runoff that has put Indonesian politics on edge, with pre-election polls showing the minority Christian incumbent neck and neck with a challenger riding a wave of hard-line Islam in the world's largest The election is being viewed as an indicator of the state of secular democracy in Indonesia, where nearly 90% of the 250 million people are Muslim.
"19.04.2017 03:00:51" wsj.com Missing Billionaire Has Ties to China's Military A missing Chinese billionaire who did business with the highest echelons of the Communist Party has previously undisclosed ties to China's military. During Chinese President Xi Jinping's four-year-old anticorruption drive, many power brokers in business and the military have disappeared, often for unexplained reasons.
"19.04.2017 02:40:03" wsj.com Massachusetts to Dismiss Some 20,000 Drug Convictions Linked to Tainted Crime Lab The move came with a Tuesday deadline that a state Supreme Judicial Court gave to district attorneys in seven counties to provide lists of the cases that they wouldn't or couldn't prosecute if a new trial was ordered. Massachusetts prosecutors on Tuesday moved to dismiss an estimated 20,000 drug convictions affected by misconduct by a former state drug-lab chemist, the latest development in a scandal that has tarred the legal system for five years.
"19.04.2017 02:20:05" wsj.com Banks Rack Up Advisory Fees as Fiduciary Rule's Future Hangs Bank of America's global wealth unit, which includes the “thundering herd” brokerage force of Merrill Lynch, gained a record $29.2 billion in new fee-based assets in the first quarter, the bank said Tuesday. An Obama-era retirement-savings rule is in limbo, but investors already are pouring their retirement savings into brokerages' promise of conflict-free financial advice in exchange for a fee.
"19.04.2017 02:00:42" wsj.com Fox Is Preparing to Cut Ties with Bill O'Reilly Fox News is preparing to cut ties with its biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, according to people close to the situation. Fox News is preparing to cut ties with Bill O'Reilly in wake of sexual-harassment allegations.
"19.04.2017 01:40:01" wsj.com U.S. Carl Vinson Carrier Wasn't on Way to North Korea The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was thousands of miles away on exercises off the northwest coast of Australia and likely won't arrive near the Korean Peninsula until sometime next week. The Navy confirmed Tuesday that it didn't send one of its aircraft carriers directly toward North Korea amid growing tensions with Pyongyang, despite representations by President Trump and his top defense advisers that it was on its way.
"19.04.2017 01:20:04" wsj.com Trump Signs Order Calling for Changes in H-1B Visa Rules The result stands to benefit high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, with fewer H-1B visas going to outsourcing firms, many based in India, which critics say displace American workers. President Trump said Tuesday that he wants to change rules for distributing visas to high-skilled foreign workers, promising to direct more to the highest-paid applicants as he seeks to make good on his “America First” economic promises.
"19.04.2017 01:00:30" wsj.com Trump Officials Offer Scant Assurance to Health Insurers on Key ACA Payment The executives had hoped that Tuesday's meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services would provide a clearer signal on whether they will continue getting “cost-sharing” payments, which help insurers bring down costs for about six million Trump administration officials offered little reassurance to health-insurance executives Tuesday on the future of payments that help support Affordable Care Act plans.
"19.04.2017 00:40:05" wsj.com Trump's Latest Pick for Mental-Health Post Has Helped Prosecutors Secure Convictions The Trump administration is struggling to fill a top mental-health post, a job created last year to coordinate the efforts of far-flung federal agencies. Michael Welner has made numerous television appearances, describing killers on air as “depraved,” “evil” and “alienated losers.”
"19.04.2017 00:20:00" The Most American Car Isn't American We went in search of the most American cars at the New York Auto Show.
"19.04.2017 00:00:07" wsj.com The Leicester City Fairy Tale Ends Unhappily Ever After The underdog heroes of the Premier League last season get knocked out of the Champions League tournament. For months after its improbable Premier League title, Leicester City managed to stretch out the fairy tale. On Tuesday, the adventure finally ended.
"18.04.2017 23:40:06" wsj.com Weekdays With Bernie Remember when Tom Perez was the moderate alternative to lead the Democratic Party? The Senate's longtime Marxist crank, Bernie Sanders, is now at the center of the effort to rebuild the Democratic Party for 2018 and beyond, writes James Freeman for WSJ Opinion.
"18.04.2017 23:20:07" wsj.com Goldman's Mighty Traders Strike Out A weak quarter could put pressure on Goldman Sachs to cut costs further. Goldman Sachs 's strengths became weaknesses in the first quarter as its dominance in commodities trading and deal-making worked against it.
"18.04.2017 23:00:00" Corporate Hugging: A Field Guide Handshakes have given way to bear hugs in some corners of the corporate world, but not everyone likes to be hugged at the office. What kind of hugs are okay? Here's the "Field Guide to Corporate Hugging."
"18.04.2017 22:40:17" wsj.com White House Pushes Link Between Immigrants and Crime In rapid succession, President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly all promoted a crackdown on illegal immigration they said would improve public safety. The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed its case that illegal immigrants are helping fuel a crime wave, singling out a Central America-based international gang it said had flourished under the Obama administration.
"18.04.2017 22:20:07" wsj.com For Arkansas Death Penalty Rulings, High Court Is Last Stop The high court's review could be the last stop for litigation that has sprawled across state and federal courts in the weeks since Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the execution of eight men from April 17 to April 27, an unprecedented schedule that placed The fate of a plan by Arkansas to execute a group of inmates before the state's lethal-injection drugs expire may now rest with the U.S. Supreme Court.
"18.04.2017 22:01:19" wsj.com Black Men Speaking Latin A dead language helps forge identity and esprit de corps, like boot camp for Marines. It's true Boys' Latin, an all-black school, is filled with all the challenges that come with West Philadelphia: drug dealers, gangs, struggling single moms. You name it, David Hardy, the school's CEO, says, Boys' Latin has got it. The difference is the
"18.04.2017 21:40:06" wsj.com Turkey Opposition Party Seeks to Annul Referendum Vote Controversy has mounted since Sunday's vote over a decision by Turkey's electoral body to validate irregular ballots cast throughout the country that lacked an official seal. The chairman of Turkey's main opposition party said he had lost faith in the country's justice system, as his party appealed to the central election authority on Tuesday to annul the government's narrow win in last weekend's constitutional referendum.
"18.04.2017 21:20:11" wsj.com NCAA Tournaments to Return to North Carolina After Bathroom Bill Compromise North Carolina was chosen to host an array of tournament matches, from early rounds of the men's basketball tournament in Greensboro in 2020 and Raleigh in 2021, to men's soccer matches in Cary in 2019 and women's swimming and diving championships in The NCAA said Tuesday that it is returning to North Carolina for several future championships, including men's basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021, now that state legislators dialed back a controversial bathroom law.
"18.04.2017 21:00:46" wsj.com New York City Tenants Sue Landlord for Alleged Rent Violations A group of about 60 apartment tenants is suing one of New York City's largest landlords, alleging that Stellar Management illegally overcharged tenants for four years. A group of about 60 apartment tenants is suing one of New York City's largest landlords, alleging that Stellar Management illegally overcharged tenants for four years.
"18.04.2017 20:43:11" wsj.com Wal-Mart in Talks With Bonobos Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy men's clothing retailer Bonobos for about $300 million, according to people familiar with the situation, the latest in a string of deals aimed at attracting wealthier shoppers and more fashion-forward brands than Wal-Mart is in talks to buy men's clothing retailer Bonobos for about $300 million.
"18.04.2017 20:20:14" wsj.com Trump's Deregulation Project Thirteen Obama rules are gone so far, but there's much more to do. President Trump last week signed the 13th bill repealing Obama regulations through the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to reject rules in a majority vote within 60 legislative days of publication, writes The Wall Street Journal Editorial
"18.04.2017 20:00:36" wsj.com Arizona Attorney General Reaches Settlement With Theranos More than 175,000 Arizona residents who received Theranos's blood tests will receive a full refund under a pact reached between the embattled laboratory firm and the Arizona attorney general. More than 175,000 Arizona residents who received Theranos's blood tests will receive a full refund under a pact reached between the embattled laboratory firm and the Arizona attorney general.
"18.04.2017 19:40:03" wsj.com Facebook Sets Sights on Augmented Reality Virtual reality has struggled to take off, at Facebook and at other companies developing the technology. Mark Zuckerberg announced at the annual F8 developers' conference that Facebook would make its augmented-reality tools, which mix the physical and digital worlds, available to third-parties to create masks, filters and other effects.
"18.04.2017 19:40:02" wsj.com Etan Patz Killer Draws 25-to-Life Prison Sentence 'I will never forgive you…The God you pray to will never forgive you,' they boy's father told Pedro Hernandez. Pedro Hernandez, the man convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, was sentenced in New York to 25 years to life in prison, ending a case that has spanned nearly four decades.
"18.04.2017 19:20:08" wsj.com The Case for Letting Your Best People Go One reason Oracle Corp.'s Larry Ellison is a talent magnet: A study finds a link between high rates of employees leaving for prestigious jobs and improved company status. One reason Oracle's Larry Ellison is a talent magnet: A study finds a link between high rates of employees leaving for prestigious jobs and improved company status.
"18.04.2017 19:01:04" wsj.com Erdogan's Tainted Triumph His narrow victory is marred by invalid ballots and other abuses. Opinion: Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Sunday's referendum to expand his presidential powers but narrowly amid voting irregularities. The election board made a last-minute decision to accept ballots that didn't bear official stamps. The secular
"18.04.2017 18:40:03" wsj.com Britain Gears Up for One-Issue Election June's general election in Britain will be dominated by one issue: Brexit. The two main political parties and their voters are split over Brexit—and the big question is to what extent will people change their traditional voting behavior according to their Britain's two main political parties and their voters are split over Brexit—and the big question is to what extent will people change their traditional voting behavior according to their views on the EU.
"18.04.2017 18:20:08" wsj.com In Las Vegas, Drinks Flow a Little Less Freely Casinos are introducing technology to signal when a person has played enough poker to get a complimentary pour; 'Is my light green?' “It's become very frustrating with all the nickel-and-diming,” said Phil Fletcher, of Winnipeg, Canada, who visits Las Vegas at least three times a year. “As a customer, it throws you way off.”
"18.04.2017 18:01:20" wsj.com This CEO Counts Lives Saved as the Bottom Line Susan Desmond-Hellmann guides the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation toward its goal of ending poverty and disease. She spoke with The Wall Street Journal about the biggest difference between the corporate world and philanthropy, and who asks tougher Susan Desmond-Hellmann measures return on investment not by profit but “by number of lives saved; number of people who have a chance at a healthy, productive life; how much students can aspire to in their lives.”
"18.04.2017 17:36:00" wsj.com Facebook Sets Sights on Augmented Reality Mark Zuckerberg announced at the annual F8 developers' conference that Facebook would make its augmented-reality tools, which mix the physical and digital worlds, available to third-parties to create masks, filters and other effects. Facebook's focus on augmented reality is a major new salvo in the social-media site's competition with Snapchat. Facebook's smaller rival popularized simple augmented reality tools, such as Snapchat filters, which overlay masks or dog noses on users'
"18.04.2017 17:20:04" wsj.com A 17-Year-Old's Death Points to Flaws in Concussion Test Kenny Bui died in 2015 after being cleared to play football weeks after a concussion. The largest-ever study of concussions now indicates many athletes are similarly being sent back on the field while at heightened risk of injury. The preliminary findings of the largest-ever study of concussions show that even after athletes are able to pass a battery of tests, their brains might not be fully healed. This means athletes of every age and ability—from high-school soccer players to
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"18.04.2017 17:00:14" wsj.com Railroad Chief Ramps Up by Closing Ramps New CSX Chief Hunter Harrison is already executing some signature moves from his railroad-turnaround playbook. First among them: doing away with hump yards, where boxcars are sorted by pushing them down a hill. Mr. Harrison is instead implementing “flat switching” at those yards, where locomotives are used to break down and assemble trains. The process is aided with another feature of precision railroading that calls for sorting train cars into blocks, or
"18.04.2017 16:44:13" wsj.com Suspect in Cleveland Facebook Slaying Kills Self After Police Pursuit Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit. Federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies had launched a nationwide manhunt for Mr. Stephens, who was wanted on an aggravated-murder charge. Mr. Stephens, who was 37, posted video on Facebook of his seemingly random killing of 74-year-old Robert
"18.04.2017 16:20:11" wsj.com Why Trump Might Win With China Beijing may be ready to deal as it eyes slowing growth, a weakening yuan and other challenges. In an interview last week with The Wall Street Journal, President Trump said that he might soften his trade stance with China in exchange for their help with “the problem in North Korea." He should walk away with a better deal from Beijing than any of his
"18.04.2017 16:00:31" wsj.com How to Be the Best Deputy: When Second Best Is Best Bosses rely on their No. 2 to deliver bad news, be honest about mistakes and help find solutions. Deputies may thrive out of the spotlight and revel in details. Great bosses get applauded, but an able No. 2 doesn't get much attention. When done right, though, the deputy's job can be a rich and rewarding role.
"18.04.2017 15:40:09" wsj.com Pentagon Chief Arrives in Middle East to Talk Yemen, Counterterrorism Jim Mattis is the first senior cabinet member of the Trump administration to visit key regional allies, as it faces decisions over how to address conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, as well as in Afghanistan. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia at the start of a five-nation tour of the Middle East and North Africa.
"18.04.2017 15:20:11" wsj.com Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Great Phone, But That's Not All That Matters Your hands will thank you for this slender smartphone that's almost entirely screen. But Samsung's phone isn't ready for the future until the company delivers its next-gen voice assistant Bixby—and reassures us its phones won't combust, writes Geoffrey A. Samsung's phone isn't ready for the future until the company delivers its next-gen voice assistant Bixby—and reassures us its phones won't combust.
"18.04.2017 15:01:04" wsj.com Do Agencies Have to Follow the Law? The Supremes hear a bellwether statute of limitations case. WSJ Opinion: On Tuesday the Supreme Court will consider whether a government agency can force someone to disgorge ill-gotten gains long after the statute of limitations has lapsed.
"18.04.2017 14:59:52" wsj.com Hollywood's New Script: You Can't Make Movies Without China The U.S. movie industry has become reliant on China's investors and its more than a billion potential moviegoers—a relationship with strings attached. China's box-office total last year, at $6.6 billion, was the world's second-largest compared with the first-place U.S., at $11.4 billion. In a few years, analysts predict, China will be No. 1.
"18.04.2017 14:40:10" wsj.com Snapchat Unveils Augmented-Reality Feature to Enrich Surroundings Users can add special effects to the background of photos and videos they shoot on their smartphones, which the company could use to capture data on products that might be of value to advertisers. Previously, the feature was largely limited to images of faces. The new “lenses” consist of images such as hearts, clouds and short words such as “cute.”
"18.04.2017 14:20:05" wsj.com IMF Boosts Global Growth Forecast to 3.5% Despite Geopolitical Angst The global economy is on course for its best performance in several years despite trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainties, the IMF said ahead of a meeting of world finance chiefs in Washington this week. The International Monetary Fund, in its flagship report on the state of the global economy, nudged up its forecast for world growth this year a tenth of a percentage point to 3.5%, which will be the fastest rate in five years.
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"18.04.2017 14:00:57" wsj.com Group of Addiction Experts, Insurance Executives Unites to Combat Opioid Abuse Amid the nation's escalating opioid-addiction crisis, some of the country's top substance-abuse experts and a handful of insurance-company executives are uniting to try to force some standards on the fragmented and erratically regulated field. Addiction experts have issued multiple tomes of guidelines about how best to treat the disease, but too few rehab clinics around the U.S. are following the advice, public-health officials say.
"18.04.2017 13:40:07" wsj.com Old Steel Town Looks to Past and Future to Chart a New Course McKeesport once earned the nickname “Tube City” for its role in powering Pittsburgh's steel industry. Now one-third of its residents live in poverty. Officials there are looking to the past and future for a revival. The small Pennsylvania city of McKeesport's challenge is one faced by former manufacturing centers across New England, the Midwest and the South that have yet to catch up with the recovery of neighboring metropolitan areas with larger populations and more
"18.04.2017 13:20:08" wsj.com French Police Detain Two Men Suspected of Planning Attack Two men suspected of planning an imminent terror attack on French soil were detained in the southern city of Marseille, authorities said, just days before voters begin casting ballots in the country's presidential elections. News of the detentions sent immediate ripples across France's presidential election as candidates seized on the foiled attack to rally supporters.
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"18.04.2017 12:00:31" wsj.com The Internet Isn't Killing Shopping Malls—Other Malls Are Internet retailing is eating into mall revenue, but competition from newer shopping centers was the most common cause of death for malls over the past decade, according to a recent study. As sales slump, malls deploy technology to lure—and keep—shoppers.
"18.04.2017 11:31:54" wsj.com As More Migrants Die at Sea, EU and Aid Groups Are At Odds on Approach Emergency crews near the shores of Libya are confronting a grim paradox: There have never been so many rescue boats along the sea passage to Italy. Yet never before have so many people been dying there. Some 4,500 people died last year trying to cross the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy; this year looks to be worse.
"18.04.2017 10:44:30" wsj.com U.K.'s Theresa May Calls Early Election, Seeking Brexit Leverage Vote will be held on June 8 British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would call an early general election in a move that if she wins could give her more leeway in coming negotiations with the European Union.
"18.04.2017 09:36:57" wsj.com How to Top the iPhone? For Foxconn, It's With TVs Bidding $27 billion for Toshiba Corp.'s memory-chip business underscores just how seriously Foxconn wants to reinvent itself iPhone assembler Foxconn Technology is pushing to build its own brands and product lines. Its first bet: Making Sharp TVs cool in China.
"18.04.2017 08:00:49" wsj.com Bitcoin Exchanges Hit Snags Bitcoin suffered a series of setbacks over the past few days, when the biggest exchange couldn't enable customers to withdraw or deposit money except in other virtual currencies, while another exchange had a technical glitch that sparked a crash in prices The problems at Bitfinex follow a crackdown on bitcoin trading in mainland China.
"18.04.2017 07:30:17" wsj.com Spoiler Alert for Netflix: Debt and Cash Flow Matter Netflix told its investors not to focus on subscriber additions, but such nonstandard measures may be helping to sustain its multiple. Heard on the Street: Netflix wants to be measured by a more conventional yardstick. The problem is that its valuation is anything but conventional.
"18.04.2017 07:02:48" wsj.com Hollywood Talent Agency CAA Forms Venture With Chinese Fund A Beijing-based investment fund is buying a small stake in Creative Artists Agency and creating a joint venture designed to help one of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies expand its presence in China. China's growing middle class—and expectations that it will surpass the U.S. as the world's biggest movie market by 2020—have driven the Hollywood agencies' arms race to China.
"18.04.2017 06:33:38" wsj.com How Does China Turn Farmland Into a Megacity Beijing is building the Xiongan New Area economic zone, planned to cover an area twice the size of New York City, in a nearby district that's mostly farmland and villages. How does it intend to accomplish that? Graphic: Menglin Huang/The Wall Street Beijing is building the Xiongan New Area economic zone, planned to cover an area twice the size of New York City, in a nearby district that's mostly farmland and villages. How does it intend to accomplish that?
"18.04.2017 06:00:49" wsj.com The Danger in China's Dual Debt Cycle Cleaning up China's ballooning debt will strain the country's financial system, and ordinary consumers will feel the pain. Predicting the evolution of corporate debt cycles is always tricky. In China it's doubly hard—because there are two cycles in process.
"18.04.2017 05:00:20" wsj.com This Is a Dangerous Time to Own Emerging Markets A crack is forming in the emerging-market resurgence amid worries the buying spree has resulted in lofty valuations, while geopolitical tensions rise. Now, worries are setting in that the buying spree, which helped give emerging-market stocks and currencies their best quarter in two years, has resulted in lofty valuations as geopolitical tensions escalate.
"18.04.2017 04:31:48" wsj.com Trump Expected to Bolster 'Buy American' and 'Hire American' Directives President Donald Trump will sign an executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday directing a government-wide review aimed at putting new teeth back into “Buy American” and “Hire American” directives, a senior administration official said. The 220-day review process, which could lead to additional executive orders and possibly legislation, will focus on preventing foreign workers with H-1B visas from, as one senior administration official put it, “undercutting American labor at less cost,”
"18.04.2017 04:00:40" wsj.com The Threat From North Korea's Missiles Pyongyang has accelerated its tests of missiles and nuclear bombs as it tries to develop a nuclear-armed missile that could hit the U.S. mainland Pyongyang's missile program has expanded significantly in range over the past 30-plus years. See how.
"18.04.2017 03:40:04" wsj.com Sitting on a Trove of Rubies, Gemfields Looks to Create Fresh Demand When Gemfields Chief Executive Ian Harebottle hosts visitors at the company's Montepuez ruby mine, he jokingly tells guests they're only allowed to have lunch if they can collect a handful of the rare red stones. No one ever goes hungry. With a treasure trove of rubies in its Montepuez mine, Gemfields is trying to bring scale to the market for a gem rarer than diamonds.
"18.04.2017 03:20:03" wsj.com Donald Trump's Presidency Slows His Business's Growth In the decade leading up to Donald Trump's election as president, his company added 15 golf courses and 13 hotels. Keeping up such a rate of expansion won't be easy, according to Eric Trump, the president's son, who with brother Donald Trump Jr. took over Donald Trump's time in office is expected to slow the growth rate of the Trump Organization's revenue and income, his son Eric Trump said, because of efforts to separate the presidency from the family businesses.
"18.04.2017 03:00:12" wsj.com China's Market Opening 'Slow and Faltering,' U.S. Business Group Says China's persisting restrictions on foreign investment while its companies freely do business abroad are fueling further frustration among U.S. firms, according to a report by an American business group. An annual policy paper by the American Chamber of Commerce in China criticized the “obvious imbalance” between closed Chinese markets and more open ones in the U.S. and said that the situation isn't likely to change soon.
"18.04.2017 02:40:02" wsj.com H-1B Visa Applications Drop Experts pointed to Trump administration promises to crack down on the abuses in the program, discussion of tougher vetting of foreigners and business decisions by the Indian outsourcing firms that are heavy users of the program. The number of applications for the H-1B visas used by high-tech companies and others to bring highly skilled workers to the U.S. dropped this year after years on the rise, the government said Monday.
"18.04.2017 02:20:05" wsj.com Justice Neil Gorsuch Is Greeted by Highly Technical Cases The three cases the high court heard on Monday fell into the category of “dogs,” the informal term at the Supreme Court for boring, technical disputes that excite no one but require resolution for the legal system to function consistently. New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch took the bench on Monday, but instead of wrestling with the nation's grandest legal questions, his debut crashed into the drabness of the day's cases.
"18.04.2017 02:00:54" wsj.com New York City Moves Toward Requiring Uber Tipping Option Drivers for Uber have been agitating for years for the addition of a tipping option in the app, something rival Lyft Inc. already offers nationwide but Uber has long resisted. Officials in New York City moved to require tipping as an option for ride-hailing services, in a fresh regulatory setback for Uber.
"18.04.2017 01:40:04" wsj.com Investors Follow the Herd as 10 Big Stocks Power Market's Gains Those 10 large stocks have powered nearly 53% of the S&P 500's 4.7% advance this year, according to Fundstrat Global Advisors' data through the middle of last week. Ten big stocks are exerting an unusually large influence on the S&P 500 in 2017, the latest sign that the herd instinct is alive and well on Wall Street.
"18.04.2017 01:20:05" wsj.com Turkey Vote Results Spark Protests The amendments on the ballot Sunday would radically alter Turkey's democracy by concentrating power in the office of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, abolish the traditional parliamentary system and reorganize the judiciary. Many Turks struggled with the aftermath of a hotly contested vote over Turkey's presidential powers as scattershot demonstrations against the constitutional changes formed in cities around the country.
"18.04.2017 01:00:47" wsj.com In Afghanistan, Battle With ISIS Grinds On After Big Bomb Afghan commandos and U.S. Special Forces clustered with their armored vehicles on Monday by a river at the foot of the Spingar Mountains, less than a mile from where the powerful U.S. bomb struck last week. Near the blast site of the “Mother of All Bombs,” U.S. and Afghan forces are trying to dislodge Islamic State from a mountain stronghold where the militant group recently established a new front.
"18.04.2017 00:40:04" wsj.com Arkansas Supreme Court Halts Two Executions Set for Monday Night The Arkansas Supreme Court agreed in two orders to postpone the executions of Bruce Ward and Don Davis pending the outcome of a case in the U.S. Supreme Court called McWilliams v. Dunn. The top court in Arkansas halted the executions of two inmates scheduled for Monday night.
"18.04.2017 00:20:05" wsj.com Theranos Agrees Not to Operate Blood Lab for Two Years The main lab regulator first had proposed barring Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes from the medical lab business for two years in March 2016 after the company failed to correct testing problems at its main lab in Newark, Calif., ones inspectors earlier Theranos pledged to stay out of the blood-testing business for at least two years in exchange for reduced penalties from federal health authorities, the company said, in an agreement that resolves a year-long regulatory impasse.
"18.04.2017 00:00:35" wsj.com Behind China's Pickup in Growth: the Strong Hand of the State The reported growth pace of 6.9% in the first quarter was the result of better-than-expected investment, industrial production and building starts for March—all evidence that last year's easy-money policies and infrastructure spending have developed a China on Monday posted its strongest quarterly growth in a year and a half, underlining how the fate of the world's second-largest economy has tilted further into government hands.
"17.04.2017 23:40:03" wsj.com Restoration of a Florida Graveyard Digs Up a Legal Fight Rival deed holders are vying for the future of a historically black cemetery near St. Petersburg, Fla., that has been the site of a recent cleanup effort after years of disrepair. For a Gulfport, Fla., woman, it started with a single grave.
"17.04.2017 23:20:02" wsj.com Turkish President's Referendum Win Sets Up Fight With Europe The fight appeared to dim hope that Mr. Erdogan would seek to build bridges with European partners following a surprisingly narrow win in the vote. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and senior European officials became embroiled on Monday in an immediate fight over the handling of the weekend's referendum, with Mr. Erdogan lashing out at the West for what he has called its “crusader mentality”
"17.04.2017 23:00:43" wsj.com Some Firms Resist Handing Over Keys to the Boardroom Those firms oppose so-called proxy access, which grants shareholders the right to list board candidates on ballots—giving them greater power to oust directors and influence corporate strategy. Several big businesses, including IBM and Charles Schwab, are resisting investors' demands for greater boardroom clout ahead of this year's annual shareholder meetings.
"17.04.2017 22:40:07" wsj.com Opening Our Borders Would Overwhelm America Dave Seminara writes that When he screened visa applications as a foreign service officer, he learned how many want to come. Understanding how attractive life in America is to the 1.5 million legal and illegal aliens who arrive on these shores every year is vital to understanding why strict immigration enforcement is a necessary evil. How many might come if we loosened or even
"17.04.2017 22:20:05" wsj.com Kenyans Sweep Boston Marathon, but Americans Finish Strong Rupp, who was running his first big-city marathon after taking the bronze medal in the event in the Rio Olympics, stayed with Kirui until the final stages, but couldn't cover Kirui's move to the lead in the final two miles. On an uncomfortably hot day for distance running, Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya outlasted American Galen Rupp to take the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.
"17.04.2017 22:00:59" wsj.com The Border-Adjustment Sleight of Hand The double levy on U.S. companies' overseas profits is the actual 'Made in America tax.' Congress should shift its focus from the border adjustment tax to limiting the growth of outlays to about 2% a year. This would create enough fiscal space to balance the budget over 10 years and adopt a $3 trillion tax cut, write Veronique de Rugy and
"17.04.2017 21:40:03" wsj.com Silicon and the Silver Screen Can Hollywood and the tech industry make beautiful music together? The relationship between Silicon Valley and Hollywood is on the rocks. To get ahead of the next big change, Hollywood needs to invest in big data, artificial intelligence, social media, psychometrics to help its content reach an optimal audience, writes
"17.04.2017 21:20:10" wsj.com Russell Westbrook's Annoying Shadow Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley is great at being a pest, particularly to the Thunder's star. Patrick Beverley scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Houston's rout of Oklahoma City on Sunday, but his real value was harassing Russell Westbrook into one of his worst performances of the season.
"17.04.2017 21:00:35" wsj.com Connecticut Hunts for a Fix to Its Bear Problem Connecticut wants to legalize bear hunting to help control the state's growing population, but environmental groups say that would be inhumane and ineffective. Around the Nutmeg State, bear sightings last year were up 50%, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The agency estimates the bear population has swelled to more than 700.
"17.04.2017 20:48:18" wsj.com United, Facing Uproar Over Passenger Treatment, Says Earnings Beat Expectations The report has attracted the intensified focus of investors searching for signs of how United planned to soothe widespread outrage. United Continental, which has faced a week of turbulence over the violent removal of a passenger, reported Monday that while increased fuel costs cut into its latest quarterly profit, adjusted earnings still topped Wall Street's expectations.
"17.04.2017 20:40:09" wsj.com Netflix's Subscriber Growth Slows at Home and Abroad Netflix's U.S. and international subscriber growth slowed in the first quarter, coming in below expectations, though profit grew as content costs were lower than anticipated. Netflix reported 98.75 million total subscribers, up from 81.5 million a year earlier. Analysts expected 98.9 million subscribers overall.
"17.04.2017 20:20:12" wsj.com BP's Leaking Oil and Gas Well in Alaska Successfully 'Killed' BP and local and federal authorities successfully brought under control an onshore well on the North Slope of Alaska that began leaking oil and gas last week. The total amount of oil spilled and whether the crude affected the snow-covered tundra nearby isn't yet clear.
"17.04.2017 20:00:23" blogs.wsj.com Why Ice Cream Is More Important Than Bacon When Tracking Inflation Bacon and ice cream prices rise and fall at different rates, impacting total inflation and explaining why the CPI calculation includes such a wide range of items. To help explain its method for calculating inflation, the Labor Department used the examples of two items more frequently on Americans' minds than price indexes: ice cream and bacon.
"17.04.2017 19:40:03" wsj.com Not Lawless in Seattle A judge stops the city's bid to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers. Via WSJ Opinion: Seattle's attempt to unionize the drivers of ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft has careened into the guardrail known as the law.
"17.04.2017 19:20:14" wsj.com Prince Search Warrants Reveal More Than 100 Pills Found at Paisley Park Nearly a year after Prince's death from an accidental drug overdose, investigators released 11 search warrants that opened a new window on the investigation into the source of powerful opioids found in his system and at the scene of his death. The search warrants indicate that investigators have focused attention on a longtime bodyguard and a Minneapolis-area physician who prescribed pain medication to Prince shortly before his death.
"17.04.2017 19:00:15" wsj.com The FDA's Pizza Minders Your government at work: The pepperoni calorie-count rule. An FDA rule to take effect May 5 requires chain restaurants, including movie theaters, grocery stores, breweries and other establishments with more than 20 locations, to post calorie counts on menus. A supermarket trade association, the Food Marketing
"17.04.2017 18:40:03" wsj.com Trump's Art of the China Deal Will Xi Jinping really help the U.S. contain North Korea? Will Xi Jinping really help the U.S. contain North Korea? China is expert at offering cosmetic concessions while adhering to what it considers its long-term national interests. China's goal now may be to coax President Trump into the same multinational
"17.04.2017 18:14:40" wsj.com Inside the Activist Battle That Felled Arconic's Klaus Kleinfeld Klaus Kleinfeld was ousted as CEO of parts maker Arconic months after overseeing its creation amid the breakup of aluminum giant Alcoa, following heavy pressure from hedge fund Elliott Management. The pressures of the present brought Klaus Kleinfeld's future at Arconic to an end. Mr. Kleinfeld's predicament captivated Wall Street, where a debate is raging over how to balance a company's goals for the future with its returns in the present.
"17.04.2017 18:00:48" wsj.com Cleveland Murder Video Raises Pressure on Facebook to Better Monitor Content A video of a murder posted on Facebook by a Cleveland man is further ratcheting up pressure on the social-media giant to more closely monitor the content on its platforms. The video of the murder is among the most extreme examples of Facebook's video tools being used to promote or showcase violence.
"17.04.2017 17:40:22" wsj.com King Kong Becomes the First Giant Ape to Lose a Fight to a Dead Turtle After Vietnam served as a backdrop for a recent movie about the mythical ape, officials moved to erect a Kong statue—only to see outraged locals shoot the plan down in favor of honoring another creature instead. The main objection was putting the statue near the lake whose most famous resident was a beloved and recently departed giant soft-shelled turtle named Cu Rua, or Great Grandfather Turtle.
"17.04.2017 17:20:05" wsj.com New Generation Fuels Yiddish Cultural Revival As a new generation becomes eager to learn about Yiddish traditions, artists and cultural groups in New York City are offering a variety of performances and events that celebrate all things Yiddish. Broadway opening of 'Indecent' is part of Yiddish cultural revival in NYC.
"17.04.2017 17:00:40" wsj.com Baseball's Newest Infatuation Is With Outfield Defense With new analytic tools sharpening executives' ability to evaluate fielding ability, the Rays and Mariners placing a greater emphasis on outfield defense. A couple of teams located in opposite corners of the country believe they have found the real key to winning: outfield defense. And while it won't show up in any box score, they hope it is the secret weapon that propels them to the playoffs.
"17.04.2017 16:40:06" wsj.com Klaus Kleinfeld Out as Chairman and CEO of Arconic Arconic said Klaus Kleinfeld has been replaced as chairman and chief executive officer of the company, an abrupt departure following heavy pressure from activist investor Elliott Management. Arconic said Mr. Kleinfeld's exit comes after he “showed poor judgment” in sending an unauthorized letter to Elliott without consulting his board.
"17.04.2017 16:20:12" wsj.com The Endangered 'Good Doctor' The late Burton Lee, a renowned oncologist and physician to President George H.W. Bush, is remembered as both a life saver and a tragic figure by one of his patients. Burton Lee, a renowned oncologist, is remembered as a savior--and a tragic figure.
"17.04.2017 16:00:29" wsj.com Trump Is Finding China's Blind Spot On North Korea Beijing's opposition to a missile-defense system in South Korea hinders working with U.S. to crimp Pyongyang, Gerald F. Seib writes. Is China serious about working with the U.S. to crank up the pressure on Pyongyang?
"17.04.2017 15:46:53" WSJ. Custom Studios Learn how to protect data privacy from a USD 5 trillion #cybersecurity threat #inthefuture
"17.04.2017 15:40:10" wsj.com New Tool Lets Cities See Where Trees Are Needed Treepedia, from MIT's Senseable City Lab, uses Google Street View photos to create a Green View Index score for cities; why Paris is the lowest of the 19 mapped so far. Cities that want to plant more trees along their streets have a new planning tool at their disposal.
"17.04.2017 15:20:07" wsj.com Jill Soloway and Kathryn Hahn on Their New Amazon Series 'I Love Dick' The series marks the latest collaboration for writer-director Soloway and actress Hahn. Here, a glimpse of the duo in action. The director and actress riff off each other and finish each other's sentences on a variety of topics, starting with the genesis of their working relationship.
"17.04.2017 15:00:20" wsj.com The Rise of the Smart City Officials are tapping all kinds of data to make their cities safer, healthier and more efficient, in what may be just the start of a sweeping change in how cities are run. Big-data technologies are beginning to transform the way cities work, whether by making it easier to find parking places or guiding health inspectors to high-risk restaurants.
"17.04.2017 14:39:04" wsj.com Cloudera Gives IPO Terms Pointing to Potential $1.79 Billion Valuation Big-data software company Cloudera Inc. gave a price estimate for its initial public offering that values it as high as $1.79 billion, though the per-share price range is still well below levels previously paid for company stock. Cloudera gave a price estimate for its IPO that values the big-data software company as high as $1.79 billion--but the per-share price range is well below levels previously paid for its stock.
"17.04.2017 14:15:16" wsj.com Cities See the Arts as a Beautiful Economic Tool Smaller cities are designating rundown areas as cultural districts and inviting artists and developers to help lead the way in revitalizing them. “Creative, high-value people like to be around folks like themselves, forming what is called a 'creative cluster,' ” an economic-development consulting expert.
"17.04.2017 14:01:38" wsj.com Democrats Hopeful About Prying Georgia House Seat Away From the GOP The special election Tuesday for a Georgia House seat will test whether newly energized Democrats can wrest from the Republicans a seat the party has held since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. Democrats aim to make the special election for a Georgia House seat a referendum on the president's first few months in office, while Republicans hope to force Tuesday's election to a runoff so its voters can unite around a single GOP candidate.
"17.04.2017 13:40:08" wsj.com Cities Push Employers to Ignore Pay History The most awkward part of a job interview may soon disappear as cities and states consider laws barring employers from asking how much applicants already make. Proponents of bans on asking about salary history say that pay gaps could be narrowed if managers ignored past wage figures, which could be unfairly low or irrelevant to new positions.
"17.04.2017 13:20:05" wsj.com Insurers Scramble to Price Plans on Health Exchanges as Policy Seesaws With deadlines looming to file plans for next year's Affordable Care Act marketplaces, health insurers are struggling to respond to mixed signals from the Trump administration, delaying decisions and scouring Twitter for hints about the law's future. Insurers are set to meet Tuesday with Trump administration officials, and they are hoping for reassurance and greater clarity about the future of the exchanges.
"17.04.2017 12:40:07" wsj.com Google Makes Nevada Land Grab for Data Center Google last week paid $29.1 million for 1,210 acres at a private industrial park east of Reno, Nev.—also home to Tesla's battery “gigafactory”—where it aims eventually to build a data center. Google's deal in Reno was cloaked in secrecy, with some officials saying they had been required to sign multiple nondisclosure agreements.
"17.04.2017 11:59:07" wsj.com China Looks to Build a Major City From Scratch More than 30 state-owned firms, including China Railway Construction and mining firm Metallurgical Corp. of China , have pledged involvement The Chinese government plans to turn a swath of farmland and plastics factories south of Beijing into new megacity, the epitome of the new model of growth China aspires to.
"17.04.2017 10:59:07" wsj.com Pence Warns North Korea Not to Test Trump In visit to demilitarized zone, Pence calls U.S. alliance with South Korea ironclad U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump, calling the recent American military strikes on Syria and Afghanistan an example of Washington's strength.
"17.04.2017 09:59:05" wsj.com Turkish Opposition Plans Challenge to Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Referendum Victory The political rivals of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were preparing to file formal objections to a closely-contested vote that, should results stand, would centralize governing powers in his presidential office and radically alter Turkey's International observers will release preliminary findings later as President Erdogan calls win an expression of the national will.
"17.04.2017 09:00:09" wsj.com For Japan's Retailers, It Pays to Be Cheap The latest results from retailers in Japan teach a lesson: Discounters and websites that appeal to penny-pinchers are gaining while department stores are getting their high-price hats handed to them. In the land of the stingy consumer, those who charge the least often make the most.
"17.04.2017 08:59:06" wsj.com EU Investigates How Its Cash Is Being Used by Its Critics Funds secured by anti-EU parties is suspected of being redirected to domestic political activities Over the past decade, the European Parliament has provided a platform to the National Front, the UK Independence Party and other anti-EU groups that have struggled to win representation at home.
"17.04.2017 08:02:49" wsj.com Inside Lorde's Coachella Comeback The Coachella performance was “one of the greatest hours of my career,” she said At the Coachella music festival alternative-pop singer Lorde switched between grand gestures and intimate moments in a confident musical performance that showed she is embracing superstardom.
"17.04.2017 07:00:05" wsj.com Indian Startups Use Big Data to Offer Small Credit Indians with no borrowing history may be able to offer up their online data instead. Startups are building credit-scoring models from behavioral profiles built from, among other sources, mobile phone data. India's startups are using big data to build credit scores for people without borrowing histories, via WSJ Financial Inclusion.
"17.04.2017 06:00:17" wsj.com China Posts Best Quarterly Growth Figure Since 2015 Higher growth returned to China as policies to stimulate the economy gathered steam even as Beijing juggled measures to rein in financial risk. But the second half of the year is expected to bring a slowdown. China reported growth of 6.9% in the first quarter, its fastest pace since the third quarter of 2015, fueled by credit and infrastructure spending as well as a stubbornly booming property market.
"17.04.2017 05:00:09" wsj.com In Graying Japan, Caregiving Concerns Drive Some Families to Murder Parents were the most frequent victims of killings within families in Japan, according to the first study by police of annual intrafamily murder, highlighting the burden placed on care givers in a rapidly aging society. A first-of-its-kind police study in Japan found that parents were the most common victims of intrafamily murders, highlighting the burden placed on caregivers in this graying society.
"17.04.2017 04:00:17" wsj.com A Chevy Bolt Gets You There, but You'll Need a Smartphone to Show You How GM equipped its new Chevrolet Bolt with a 4G Wi-Fi connection and a 10-inch touchscreen but left out built-in navigation—once considered a must-have feature for many car buyers. GM's new electric car doesn't come with factory-installed navigation, once a required feature for many drivers.
"17.04.2017 03:40:05" wsj.com A Mother's Love for Mountain Biking The speed and rugged trails of California drew a veterinarian into downhill competitions, which are a full-body workout. To train, she does TRX, interval work and yoga. It took a while for Michele Drake's two sons, Christopher, 17, and Matthew, 14, to get used to their mom coming home dirt-covered and bruised.
"17.04.2017 03:20:06" wsj.com Arkansas Asks Appeals Court to Vacate Ruling Which is Delaying Executions The Arkansas attorney general's office is asking a federal appeals court in St. Louis to vacate a federal judge's Saturday order that put a series of back-to-back executions on hold. Arkansas officials are contesting legal rulings that blocked the state from carrying out its plan to put to death at least half a dozen inmates within a span of days.
"17.04.2017 03:00:06" wsj.com Thyroid Cancer Rates Raise New Concerns Research could cause a shift of long-held beliefs that the fast-growing rate of thyroid cancer cases is solely due to unnecessary diagnoses involving small tumors. Two new studies pose questions about why thyroid cancer cases are on the rise and could prompt a shift in long-held thinking.
"17.04.2017 02:40:02" wsj.com Donald Trump Rejects Protests Seeking Release of His Tax Returns Demonstrators joined in street protests demanding that Mr. Trump follow the practice of past presidents over the last four decades and make public his tax returns. Giving no ground, President Trump dismissed Saturday protests calling for him to disclose his tax returns as the work of political opponents unhappy about his election victory.
"17.04.2017 02:20:04" wsj.com Can Different Forms of Fasting Make You Healthier? The definition of fasting has expanded to include several kinds of restricted eating. Three experts discuss the benefits and caveats of the various approaches to fasting.
"17.04.2017 02:00:20" wsj.com A Politically Correct Revolution Why has it taken 242 years for there to be a Museum of the American Revolution? The new Museum of the American Revolution is the first major museum dedicated to the nation's founding conflict, but it attempts to de-sacralize its subject.
"17.04.2017 01:40:04" wsj.com Advice on Helping Teen Girls Thrive Questions about helping teen girls thrive are a source of interest for psychologists and neuroscientists, sparking more than three dozen studies in the past year. Stumped by a teenager's mood swings? Read the latest research on helping girls between 10 and 15 years old thrive.
"17.04.2017 01:20:05" wsj.com Alabama Church Seeks to Form Its Own Police Force The Alabama Senate last week approved a bill that would authorize Briarwood Presbyterian Church to create a police department for its campus Alabama soon could allow a Birmingham church to establish its own police force, a move with little precedent in American history.
"17.04.2017 01:00:06" wsj.com U.S. Presses China on North Korea After Failed Missile Test By framing China as the world's best hope for a resolution that doesn't involve military action, the U.S. aimed to raise the stakes for Beijing. In the wake of North Korea's failed missile test over the weekend, Trump administration officials stepped up pressure on China, saying the threat has reached an inflection point that demands new urgency.
"17.04.2017 00:40:05" wsj.com Cleveland Police Seek Suspect in Livestreamed Killing of Man Law enforcement is searching the Cleveland area and beyond for Steve Stephens, the suspect police say walked up to an elderly man and shot him while on video, said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams. Cleveland police were hunting for a suspect who they say killed a man while streaming the homicide live Sunday on Facebook.
"17.04.2017 00:20:04" wsj.com Erdogan's Referendum Victory Puts Turkey on Collision Course With Europe Mr. Erdogan on Sunday night declared victory, while his opposition vowed to challenge the results. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in Sunday's referendum could pave the way for pragmatic cooperation with the U.S. while setting him on a collision course with Europe, officials said.
"17.04.2017 00:00:32" wsj.com Behind United Airlines' Fateful Decision to Call Police Like most other airlines, United follows strict rules on every aspect of handling its passengers, from how to care for unaccompanied minors to whether someone gets a whole can of Coke. United's rules-based culture helped lead to the disastrous decision by airline employees to call for police to remove a passenger from a fully booked flight.
"16.04.2017 23:40:04" wsj.com I Don't Know Hockey, I'm Ashamed, and Need Help Jason Gay has a sports confession: “I don't know hockey, I'm ashamed, and need help.” Jason Gay is missing out on something great: the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
"16.04.2017 23:20:03" wsj.com Investing in a 'Winner Takes All' Economy The IPO of Snapchat's parent reminds us that there are overwhelming winners in each industry, with everyone else a loser. What changes do we need to make to our portfolios? More than ever, investors need total-market exposure to avoid creating a portfolio of losers.
"16.04.2017 23:00:25" wsj.com Is It a Good Idea for Adults to Take a Daily Multivitamin? Some doctors argue that no study has yet been conducted with enough people over a long enough time to provide a definitive answer to the question. Some doctors say multivitamins can help make up for the nutritional shortcomings of Americans' diets. Others say multivitamins are an ineffective solution for that problem.
"16.04.2017 22:40:03" wsj.com Embraceable You: When the CEO Is a Hugger Huggers say their touchy-feely approach breeds teamwork, trust and better business results. Huggees don't always agree. Handshakes have given way to bear hugs in some corners of the corporate world.
"16.04.2017 22:20:06" wsj.com David McCullough's History Lessons The author on how learning about the past can serve as an antidote to self-importance and self-pity. Learning about the past is an antidote to self-pity, says historian David McCullough.
"16.04.2017 22:00:24" wsj.com Fired KPMG Audit Head: How Did Scott Marcello Fall From Grace? Scott Marcello was supposed to be the man to redeem KPMG LLP's audit business. Instead, the 54-year-old and other top partners became the center of a scandal that tarnished the firm's reputation. Scott Marcello was going to be the man to redeem KPMG's audit business. Instead, the 54-year-old and other top partners became the center of a scandal last week.
"16.04.2017 21:40:05" wsj.com The New Manhattan Office Trend: Penthouses The addition of glass-walled office spaces atop older buildings is an investment a number of owners are making in hopes of boosting income and competing with newer office buildings in Manhattan. Landlords in Manhattan are spiffing up rooftops to create sleek new office penthouses.
"16.04.2017 21:20:00" wsj.com Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Narrow Win Could End Up Undermining Him Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long enjoyed most of the executive powers that he formally obtained in Sunday's vote on constitutional changes, but he needed a public affirmation of his leadership. His narrow win may threaten his ability to govern unchallenged. Instead of cementing the Turkish president's authority, winning by such a thin—and contested—margin may threaten Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ability to govern unchallenged, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.
"16.04.2017 21:00:19" wsj.com Lawyer Battling United Airlines Has Long History With Injury Cases Tom Demetrio, who is representing the Kentucky doctor dragged off United Express Flight 3411 last week, has spent more than four decades suing on behalf of injured airline passengers, consumers and medical patients. Tom Demetrio, the lawyer representing the Kentucky doctor dragged off United Express Flight 3411 last week, has spent more than four decades suing on behalf of injured airline passengers, consumers and medical patients.
"16.04.2017 20:30:15" wsj.com Stillman College Faces Uncertain Future as Education Department Debts Linger A significant cash infusion allowed historically black Stillman College to make its April payment on an Education Department loan, but the school's interim president still is seeking short-term federal relief to prevent the college's closure. Stillman College, a historically black school in Tuscaloosa, Ala., didn't run out of cash on Saturday as the interim president had warned could happen, but the school's financial future remains precarious.
"16.04.2017 20:00:15" wsj.com Trump's Big Bomb Let's hope the right people noticed this blast against Islamic State. Opinion: Like the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that struck a Syrian airfield last week, the right people no doubt noticed the “mother of all bombs” and its display of American purpose, writes The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.
"16.04.2017 19:30:10" wsj.com Trump's Renewed Focus on Health Bill Vexes GOP Tax Overhaul Strategy President Donald Trump's revived enthusiasm for tackling health-care legislation before tax policy has highlighted the complicated interplay between Republicans' health-care overhaul and their planned tax bill. President Trump's re-pivot to a health-care bill complicates GOP's plan to overhaul taxes.
"16.04.2017 19:00:08" wsj.com Small Weddings, Big Budgets Couples skimp on guests but nothing else Guest lists for weddings are shrinking, but budgets aren't.
"16.04.2017 18:01:23" wsj.com Should Medicaid Be Converted to a Block-Grant Program? Supporters of the change say it would cut costs and provide better care for the needy. Critics say it would force states to cut eligibility and benefits. It costs a lot more to provide medical care to the country's poor today than it did when Medicaid was introduced: about $554 billion in 2015, compared with about $1 billion in 1966.
"16.04.2017 17:30:07" wsj.com Neiman Marcus Finds Even Wealthy Shoppers Want Better Deals Neiman Marcus and other high-end retailers regularly raised prices over the past decade and were long thought immune to the troubles of mass-market chains. That model has fallen out of fashion. Neiman Marcus and other high-end retailers regularly raised prices over the past decade and were long thought immune to the troubles of mass-market chains. That model has fallen out of fashion.
"16.04.2017 17:00:23" wsj.com About 3,000 Expected to Evacuate Besieged Syrian Town Sunday Some 3,000 residents and pro-government fighters were expected to evacuate a besieged Syrian town Sunday as part of an ongoing population transfer deal. A new wave of people is expected to leave the Syrian Shiite Muslim town of Fua on Sunday in exchange for the release of 500 civilians and rebels held prisoner by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, according to rebel groups.
"16.04.2017 16:30:34" wsj.com Older Workers Challenge Firms' Aggressive Pursuit of the Young PricewaterhouseCoopers' aggressive pursuit of young hires is the focus of a class-action suit, part of a wave of litigation testing the boundaries of age-discrimination liability and casting a cloud over college recruitment programs. The idea that company recruitment efforts aimed at students and recent graduates can be unlawful is a controversial premise that no federal appeals court has ever endorsed.
"16.04.2017 16:00:26" wsj.com This Man's Quest to Restore the Russian Empire Isn't Going Well Anton Bakov's search for a place to revive the Romanov dynasty has taken him from Montenegro to Western Africa, where he was detained for trying to transport a saber. But the millionaire businessman won't quit. A millionaire businessman is searching the globe for a new home for the Russian empire. His quest isn't going well.
"16.04.2017 15:20:04" wsj.com Builders Bet Tiny Apartments Will Lure Renters In cities from Pittsburgh to Kansas City, developers are betting there is demand from young people to live in cramped quarters. A flurry of new buildings with small units is set to come on the market in the coming months. A trend that started in pricey coastal cities as a response to rising rents is spreading to smaller cities that often have an abundance of relatively inexpensive housing options.
"16.04.2017 15:01:04" wsj.com For Iraqi Christians After Islamic State, Hope Amid the Ruins Christian towns in Iraq's Kurdistan region show both heartbreaking damage and signs of resilience. Iraq's Christian population may have dropped by as much as 50% since Saddam Hussein's fall.
"16.04.2017 14:30:17" wsj.com Cities Push Employers to Ignore Pay History The most awkward part of a job interview may soon disappear as cities and states consider laws barring employers from asking how much applicants already make. The most awkward part of a job interview may soon disappear, as a rash of cities and states consider laws barring employers from asking how much applicants already make.
"16.04.2017 14:02:12" wsj.com Obituary: Edward Donley, Raised in a Log Cabin, Ran Air Products and Headed U.S. Chamber After growing up in a log cabin during the Depression, Edward Donley went from supervising an Air Products plant that made portable oxygen generators during World War II to CEO. Air Products CEO Edward Donley saw an opening to make liquid oxygen for the Air Force. He helped make a pitch to government. “Boy, I was shaking all over” during that presentation, he later recalled. The Defense Department approved the plan.
"16.04.2017 13:30:10" wsj.com A Letter From An Ivy League Admissions Dean A young woman was accepted at Brown—and then the other note arrived. Opinion: Nearly a complete stranger, Dean of Admission Logan Powell is writing a short, error-filled letter to parents claiming that Brown University is fit to replace them, writes James Freeman.
"16.04.2017 13:01:10" wsj.com Learning to Love Intelligent Machines Many of the great early figures in computer science dreamed of creating a machine that could play chess. Twenty years after famously losing to Deep Blue, chess champion Garry Kasparov says that it's time to embrace AI and its liberating potential.
"16.04.2017 12:30:04" wsj.com My Childhood as a Roaming Catholic Moving from Boston, we experienced culture shock in a Virginia parish. “Are you telling me that we're going to Mass on Easter Sunday inside a public-school cafeteria?” my dad asked. I caught his reflection in the trophy case, and he looked like he was ready to call Rome. It must have been, because we went in and experienced
"16.04.2017 12:02:06" wsj.com The Profound Connection Between Easter and Passover It's not just that the Last Supper was a Passover Seder. Both holidays are about the dead rising to new life. Easter and Passover share a profound connection: They both are about the dead rising to new life.
"16.04.2017 11:30:14" wsj.com Baltimore Lets Criminals Have a Say About Cops Whether the police department is complying with the consent decree will be determined in part by an annual public survey that will include the opinions of “detained arrestees." Opinion: Despite an objection from the U.S. attorney general, a dangerous city weakens the hand of law enforcement.
"16.04.2017 11:00:44" wsj.com 5 Best-in-Show Trends at the Milan Fair The 5 main design trends of the 2017 Milan furniture fair, coming to your living room soon. The annual Salone del Mobile arguably ranks as design's most important show. Here, the currents that emerged this year
"16.04.2017 10:30:29" wsj.com Trump's Putin Pushback He invites Montenegro to join NATO and keeps up the Syria pressure. President Trump signed the U.S. “instrument of ratification” for Montenegro to become the 29th member of NATO. The decision paves the way for the tiny Eastern Europe nation to join at the NATO summit in May if other nations agree. Its entry is important
"16.04.2017 10:01:18" wsj.com The Most Valuable Horse Ever Born Ninety miles west of Aleppo and some 300 years ago, a tight convoy of merchant ships set sail across the Mediterranean Sea. Of all thoroughbreds today, 95% trace to one animal: a pure-bred Arabian born more than 300 years ago. Maryjean Wall reviews “Mr. Darley's Arabian” by Christopher McGrath.
"16.04.2017 09:00:15" wsj.com North Korea Threat Heats Up, but South Koreans Keep Their Cool The possibility of a military confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea is dominating headlines across South Korea, but in the streets of Seoul, concerns about a North Korean missile or nuclear test are drowned out by the rhythms of daily life. “North Korea makes threats, but they will not do it. No way.”
"16.04.2017 08:01:02" wsj.com A Chef's Recipe for Getting Fit A life steeped in Italian food left Fabio Trabocchi seriously overweight before a trainer changed his thinking on diet and exercise. How did a chef surrounded by Italian food all day drop 40 pounds in a year?
"16.04.2017 07:00:27" wsj.com The Science of 'I Was Just Following Orders' 'I Was Just Following Orders': Alison Gopnik on research that helps explain how seemingly good people do terrible things New studies help to explain how seemingly good people come to do terrible things in these circumstances: When obeying someone else, they do indeed often feel that they aren't acting intentionally.
"16.04.2017 06:00:35" wsj.com A Businessman's Murder Unmasks a Web of Violent Police The abduction and killing of an innocent South Korean executive in the Philippines has become a national scandal amid President Duterte's war on drugs. Of all the 8,000-plus killings that have taken place since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a bloody war on drugs last year, it is the abduction and killing of Jee Ick-joo that has raised some of the most troubling questions.
"16.04.2017 06:00:15" wsj.com China's Trillion-Dollar Yuan Defense Puts Growth at Risk China has spent nearly $1 trillion—a quarter of its currency reserves—over the past 2½ years to keep its currency from falling too fast. But cash isn't the only thing it's putting at risk; economic growth could suffer as well. In struggle for economic stability, China protects its currency while other big problems fester.
"16.04.2017 05:30:17" wsj.com North Korea Tries to Launch Missile Amid U.S. Tensions The ballistic missile “blew up almost immediately” after it was fired, U.S. military officials said. The failed launch came less than a day after leader Kim Jong Un paraded a never-before-seen long-range missile through Pyongyang. The failed launch came less than a day after leader Kim Jong Un paraded a new long-range "frankenmissile" through the streets of Pyongyang.
"16.04.2017 05:00:44" wsj.com Montauk Meets Malibu: Australia's Eco-Chic Byron Bay Located a little more than an hour's flying time from Sydney, Byron Bay is a seductive confluence of surf culture, artisanal food, untrammeled natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Australia's Byron Bay is a hippie beach town turned haute getaway spot. A guide on where to stay, eat, swim, kayak and sip Aperol spritzes by the pool
"16.04.2017 04:30:13" wsj.com A Doctor Explains the Healing Power of Poetry Poetry could strengthen the connection between patients and their doctors "Poetry is one way doctors can connect more empathetically with our patients and become much more attuned to their particular voices."
"16.04.2017 04:00:14" wsj.com Turks Head to Polls in Constitutional Referendum The Turks vote on whether to vastly expand powers of the president. Backers of the changes say they would strengthen the government at a dangerous time; critics warn they could set the country on the path to dictatorship. President Erdogan has campaigned energetically for a “yes” vote, saying it would “herald lasting stability for Turkey," while opponents of the changes say they would deliver a potentially fatal blow to a democratic system already under intense strain.
"16.04.2017 03:00:44" wsj.com A New Way to Stage a Group Intervention Forget the interventions you've seen on TV, therapists have changed their thinking. When friends and family gather to confront a loved one with problems, therapists recommend a softer approach and doing it before someone hits rock bottom.