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"05.12.2016 20:37:31" wsj.com What Happens After Italy's Matteo Renzi Quits? Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his intention to resign after Italians rejected his proposed constitutional reforms in a referendum Sunday. So what happens now? WSJ's Niki Blasina explains.
"05.12.2016 20:26:19" wsj.com Mumps Outbreaks Are Worst in a Decade The number of mumps cases has more than tripled in 2016, making it the worst year for outbreaks in a decade. Despite widespread vaccination requirements, college campuses are bearing the brunt of the attack. The number of mumps cases has more than tripled in 2016, making it the worst year for outbreaks in a decade. Despite widespread vaccination requirements, college campuses are bearing the brunt of the attack.
"05.12.2016 20:04:22" wsj.com Middle-Market Woes Inspire Starbucks's Bet on Luxury Coffee Starbucks went public about 25 years ago with the then-bold idea that customers would pay more than $1 for a cup of coffee. Now, the coffee chain is betting people will pay as much as $1 an ounce. Starbucks went public about 25 years ago with the then-bold idea that customers would pay more than $1 for a cup of coffee. Now, the coffee chain is betting people will pay as much as $1 an ounce.
"05.12.2016 19:40:12" wsj.com Italy's Renzi Tenders Resignation to Italian President Italian President Sergio Mattarella accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday evening, but asked him to remain in power to oversee the passage of Italy's 2017 budget, likely at the end of this week. Italian President Sergio Mattarella accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, but asked him to remain in power to oversee the passage of Italy's 2017 budget, likely at the end of this week.
"05.12.2016 19:20:14" wsj.com Nerve Treatment When Drugs Fail Medical scientists increasingly are tapping into the healing powers of the vagus nerve, which regulates the function of many of the body's organs. When drugs fail, scientists try stimulating the vagus nerve to help migraines, rheumatoid arthritis and stroke, among other conditions.
"05.12.2016 18:43:20" wsj.com Trump Team Pledges Support for Completing Blocked Dakota Pipeline A day after the Obama administration put the brakes on a Midwest oil pipeline by denying a permit needed to finish the route, a spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump said the incoming administration supports completing the project. A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump said the incoming administration supports completing the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
"05.12.2016 18:20:07" wsj.com Pat McCrory Concedes North Carolina Governor's Race to Roy Cooper Republican Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina conceded his bid for re-election to Democrat Roy Cooper on Monday, ending a monthlong skirmish over the incumbent's unsubstantiated claims of voting irregularity. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina conceded his bid for re-election to Democrat Roy Cooper on Monday, ending a monthlong skirmish over the incumbent's unsubstantiated claims of voting irregularity.
"05.12.2016 18:00:20" wsj.com Amazon Grocery Store Concept to Open in Seattle in Early 2017 Amazon.com Inc. said Monday it plans to open Amazon Go, its first small-format grocery store, to the public early next year in its hometown of Seattle. Amazon's first checkout-free convenience store is slated to open to the public early next year.
"05.12.2016 17:29:07" Dakota Access Oil Pipeline: chairman of the Standing Rock Siou... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, Dave Archambault II, discusses tribal reaction and next steps, after the Dakota pipeline project is stopped by the Obama administration.
"05.12.2016 17:20:08" wsj.com Donald Trump Shuffles the Ideological Deck Some of Donald Trump's moves so far track with his populist campaign image, while others could have been made by a conventional Republican, indicating the president-elect could be ushering in a sort of postideological era, Gerald F. Seib writes. Welcome to the post-ideological age.
"05.12.2016 17:00:07" wsj.com No Roman Holiday for Investors in Italy Another day, another Italian prime minister. Unfortunately, more is at stake than Rome's merry-go-round of leaders. Italy faces two serious problems: its banks, and its economy. The two are intertwined, but the immediate problem is the banks. Italy faces two serious problems: its banks, and its economy. The two are intertwined, but the immediate problem is the banks.
"05.12.2016 16:40:12" wsj.com When Is It OK to Brag? When you are on a job interview, boasting can make you seem confident. If you're on a date, it can come across as arrogance. New research shows when it works. Yes, it's okay to brag—in certain situations.
"05.12.2016 16:39:44" wsj.com Nike HyperAdapt: Self-Lacing Shoes Are Here The Nike HyperAdapt, a $720 shoe with self-tying laces, have gone on sale. WSJ's Jason Gay takes a first look at the sneakers inspired by the 1989 film "Back to the Future Part II."
"05.12.2016 16:33:11" Should you break up with sugar at the holidays? Empowering Sol... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: A social platfirm to benefit single mothers of all ages and incomes. Why the holiday season is the right time to break up with sugar. Patek Phillipe pocket watch once owned by Pope Pius IX amond rare jewelry up for auction
"05.12.2016 16:04:22" wsj.com Oculus Touch Review: The Best Virtual Reality Controllers So Far Facebook's Oculus will finally launch its Touch motion-sensing controllers. While they're arriving later than rivals, they're the best VR grips yet. Rift finally feels complete. Facebook's Oculus Rift VR system finally feels complete, thanks to motion-sensing handsets and dozens of great games.
"05.12.2016 15:20:07" wsj.com Uber in Artificial-Intelligence Drive After Buying Startup Uber is creating a new division to develop artificial intelligence technology, after agreeing to acquire Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based artificial intelligence startup founded by academics. Uber is creating a new division to develop AI technology after buying startup Geometric Intelligence.
"05.12.2016 15:00:28" wsj.com Breakthrough Prize Awards $24 Million to 12 Scientific Researchers Prizes go to researchers pursuing pathbreaking ideas ranging from the genetic causes of rare diseases to furthering our understanding of black holes. Twelve researchers won a combined $24 million for pursuing ideas ranging from the genetic causes of rare diseases to furthering our understanding of black holes.
"05.12.2016 14:40:06" wsj.com Irrational Exuberance: Alan Greenspan's Call, 20 Years Later The former Fed chairman's phrase has since transcended Wall Street, Main Street and even the best-seller list, claiming a place as one of the most iconic in financial markets. Twenty years ago today, Alan Greenspan gave his famous "Irrational Exuberance" speech.
"05.12.2016 14:20:04" wsj.com Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Resignation Will Usher in a Period of Uncertainty Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to resign on Monday afternoon, bringing down a government determined to overhaul the country's sluggish system and opening a period of political and economic uncertainty. Matteo Renzi's resignation brings an end to a government determined to overhaul the country's sluggish system and opening a period of political and economic uncertainty.
"05.12.2016 14:00:24" wsj.com Tech Companies Delay Diversity Reports to Rethink Goals Several Silicon Valley technology companies have delayed releasing their annual diversity reports as the industry struggles to show progress in adding more women and minorities to their ranks. Several tech companies have delayed releasing their annual diversity reports as the industry struggles to show progress in adding more women and minorities to their ranks.
"05.12.2016 13:40:09" wsj.com Warren Buffett, a Vocal Critic of Donald Trump, Is a Big Winner in Election Rally Warren Buffett was one of Donald Trump's biggest critics during the final months of the presidential campaign. Now he is one of the biggest beneficiaries of a Trump-influenced market rally boosting the value of everything from banks to railroads. Warren Buffett was one of Donald J. Trump's biggest critics. Now he is one of the biggest beneficiaries of a Trump-influenced market rally boosting the value of everything from banks to railroads.
"05.12.2016 13:23:35" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. Today's top stories: Gerard Baker on the Italian referendum, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation and more. Sign up here for the daily newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/2gt9UqS
"05.12.2016 12:59:05" wsj.com A Big New Investor in Stock Markets: The State The state has emerged as a new big investor in stock markets in China and Japan. The state has emerged as a new big investor in stock markets in China and Japan.
"05.12.2016 12:33:29" wsj.com Pearl Harbor Anniversary Events to Include Concerts, Basketball and Movie Nights The anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor has been marked by somber activities. But on the 75th, organizers are adding festive elements over 11 days: block parties, basketball games, parades and concerts. The 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will have the usual wreath-laying and sunset services—and some mood-lightening additions.
"05.12.2016 11:50:40" wsj.com Donald Trump to Nominate Ben Carson as Housing Secretary President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. At one point during the GOP primary, Dr. Ben Carson had emerged as Donald J. Trump's top rival, and Trump sought to discredit his personal story of emerging from poverty during his youth.
"05.12.2016 11:30:31" blogs.wsj.com India's Organ Transplant Problem – The Numbers India's transport ministry has proposed allowing drivers to sign up for organ donation in case they become some of the hundreds of thousands of people who die after being caught up in accidents on the country's roads. The South Asian nation has a huge gap India has a huge gap in demand and supply of organs. Here are the numbers.
"05.12.2016 11:15:10" wsj.com Japan's Abe to Visit Pearl Harbor Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor this month to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack on Hawaii in December 1941. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor this month to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack on Hawaii in December 1941.
"05.12.2016 11:00:14" wsj.com Europe Reacts Nervously to Matteo Renzi's Resignation European politicians reacted to Italians' rejection of proposed constitutional changes and the resignation announcement of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with a mixture of anxiety and satisfaction—depending on their vantage points. The first official reaction came from the U.S., where the White House sought to play down its significance. It said the vote was a part of “a broad national conversation” about the reforms needed to improve the way Italy governed and to boost growth and
"05.12.2016 10:37:03" wsj.com Italian Government Debt Yields Soar on Referendum Investors sold Italian government debt after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation following a crushing defeat in a constitutional referendum. Investors sell Italian government debt following Italy's 'no' vote and the announcement of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation.
"05.12.2016 10:01:21" blogs.wsj.com Powerful Head of India's Tamil Nadu State Jayalalithaa Is in Critical Condition Jayaram Jayalalithaa, the chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu and one of India's most powerful politicians, was in “very critical” condition Monday, a day after she suffered a cardiac arrest, according to authorities at the hospital where Dozens of supporters of Jayaram Jayalalithaa, one of India's most powerful politicians, are anxiously waiting outside a hospital for news on her condition.
"05.12.2016 09:48:04" wsj.com Italy Vote May Put Heavy Pressure on Banks The vote against a popular referendum is likely to stir fresh turmoil for Italy's banks, with pressure growing in particular on troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA. Italy's 'no' vote is likely to stir fresh turmoil for the country's banks, with pressure growing in particular on troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi.
"05.12.2016 08:59:04" wsj.com Ad-Spending Growth to Slow Significantly in 2017 Ad-spending growth is poised for a significant slowdown in 2017, due to economic and political uncertainty, according to the latest forecast from Magna Global Globally, ad spending will see the “lowest growth rate recorded in 15 years outside of the great recession in 2008-2009,” the latest forecast says.
"05.12.2016 08:00:34" wsj.com Greece and Its Creditors Get Back on a Collision Course Politicians and policy makers across the eurozone are deeply worried about an approaching standoff that has already threatened to derail Greece's bailout program twice before, Simon Nixon writes. Greece's woes oblige the eurozone to do something it has rarely appeared capable of doing: take a collective political decision, Simon Nixon writes.
"05.12.2016 07:30:50" wsj.com India Central Bank Will Likely Cut Rates at Next Meeting The Reserve Bank of India will likely cut interest rates Wednesday, economists say, as the cash crunch that is currently gripping Asia's third-largest economy hits growth and drags down inflation. India's cash crunch that is currently gripping Asia's third-largest economy looks set to hit growth and drag down inflation.
"05.12.2016 07:00:18" wsj.com Bloomberg Expands Effort to Curb Tobacco Use World-wide Former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has spent hundreds of millions of dollars of his fortune over the past decade fighting tobacco use in the developing world. Now, with cigarette use declining globally, he is “Reducing tobacco use is one of our greatest opportunities to save lives and prevent suffering, because we know that strong policies really do make a difference.”
"05.12.2016 06:17:57" wsj.com The Dow 20000 Man Sees a 'Safety Bubble' Seth Masters of Bernstein Global Wealth Management says a bubble in dividend stocks could slow the market's progress. Seth Masters has been right before.
"05.12.2016 05:47:49" wsj.com College Football Playoff: Alabama vs. Washington; Clemson vs. Ohio State No. 1 Alabama will take on No. 4 Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, while No. 2 Clemson will play No. 3 Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. There was only one guarantee during college football's championship weekend: No matter what happened, the Big Ten would present an utter philosophical catastrophe for the College Football Playoff.
"05.12.2016 04:50:07" wsj.com Death Toll From Oakland, Calif., Fire Rises Authorities said Sunday the death toll has risen to 33 people from a fire that broke out Friday night during a party and electronic-music performance at a warehouse in Oakland, Calif. “It was quiet ... It was heartbreaking.”
"05.12.2016 04:16:16" wsj.com Trump Steps Up China Rhetoric as Aides Play Down Call With Taiwan President-elect Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric about Beijing's economic and military stances, as senior members of his transition team sought to play down concerns that his phone call with Taiwan's president heralded a break from longstanding U.S. “This is not a massive deviation of our policy,” said Reince Priebus, who will be the new administration's chief of staff.
"05.12.2016 03:40:04" wsj.com Thousands of Brazilians Protest in Support of Graft Probe Thousands of Brazilians angered by lawmakers' attempts to undercut the nation's largest-ever graft probe protested Sunday in dozens of cities, stepping up pressure on the fledgling administration of President Michel Temer. Protest organizers said their main goal was to show support for judges and prosecutors pressing forward with a graft probe in Brazil's capital, where more than 50 sitting politicians are under investigation.
"05.12.2016 03:10:02" wsj.com Trump Warns Another U.S. Company Donald Trump criticized Rexnord Corp. for its plans to move a factory from Indianapolis to Mexico, the second time the president-elect has pressed an attack against a U.S. firm set to shift production abroad. First Carrier Corp., now Rexnord Corp.
"05.12.2016 02:40:05" wsj.com The Quarterbacks of '04 Might Rival the Draft Class of '83 Manning (1st pick) and Roethlisberger (11th) entered their battle on Sunday with a combined 92,829 passing yards for 609 touchdowns. The quarterback class of 1983 has generally been viewed as the best crop in NFL history, with three Hall of Famers among a record six QBs drafted in the first round. But Sunday's battle between the New York Giants' Eli Manning and the Pittsburgh Steelers'
"05.12.2016 02:20:09" wsj.com U.S. Syria Policy at Crossroads as Rebels Falter The election of Donald Trump already points to the possibility of a dramatic policy shift when he takes office in January. Steep losses by rebels in Syria have scrambled U.S. policy calculations at a crucial moment in the country's long-running war.
"05.12.2016 02:00:35" wsj.com Survivors' Harrowing Tales From Deadly Oakland Fire Authorities said at least 33 people died from a blaze that erupted during an electronic music concert in an Oakland, Calif., warehouse that also served as an unofficial artists' complex. Witnesses and survivors describe a desperate scene in a cluttered warehouse that housed artists.
"05.12.2016 01:40:09" wsj.com Apple Signals Interest in Self-Driving Software In a Nov. 22 letter to U.S. transportation regulators, Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, suggested Apple's focus is on the software that would control a self-driving car. Apple confirmed for the first time its interest in autonomous-vehicle technology, but it remains unlikely the company will design or build a complete car.
"05.12.2016 01:20:09" wsj.com Euro Falls After Italians Reject Constitutional Overhaul As the vote count was under way, the common currency fell to $1.0557, about 1% lower against the U.S. dollar from Friday's close. Against the yen—a traditional haven currency— it lost 1.4%. The euro fell after exit polls released Sunday showed a “no” vote in Italy's constitutional referendum, but contained losses are a sign that investors had already anticipated an unfavorable result for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
"05.12.2016 01:00:28" wsj.com New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Resigns The ruling center-right National Party will meet next week to select a replacement leader, Mr. Key told reporters. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who has led the country since 2008, said Monday he was stepping down.
"05.12.2016 00:40:11" wsj.com Italy's 'No' Poses Trouble for Eurozone Italians resoundingly rejected constitutional changes aimed at streamlining lawmaking and boosting competitiveness, marking a sobering start to what could be a defining year ahead for the European Union. Sunday's referendum vote in Italy reinforced a widening split between the economics needed to sustain Europe's common currency and the continent's rising tide of populism.
"05.12.2016 00:20:10" wsj.com Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Announces Intention to Resign According to projections, 59% of people who cast ballots on Sunday said 'no' to a plan backed by Mr. Renzi that would have overhauled Italy's legislature to make it easier to pass laws, including measures meant to make the country more competitive. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced early Monday that he will tender his resignation in the afternoon after admitting defeat in Sunday's referendum.
"05.12.2016 00:00:19" wsj.com Kerry Knocks Israel on Settlements Mr. Kerry, speaking at a Middle East forum in Washington, said Sunday that the Obama administration hasn't made any decisions about actions at the United Nations Security Council, but that other countries are likely to introduce resolutions as they lose Secretary of State John Kerry sharply criticized Israel's continued construction on contested Palestinian territory and didn't rule out administration support for action at the U.N. on the Arab-Israeli conflict before President-elect Donald Trump takes
"04.12.2016 23:40:08" wsj.com Carl Icahn, Critic of the EPA, Is Helping Donald Trump Shape It One of the advisers helping Donald Trump pick the next chief of the EPA is investor Carl Icahn, one of whose companies is facing hundreds of millions of dollars in costs to comply with an agency regulation. There is growing concern within the Trump transition team about the number of wealthy individuals and their allies being appointed to top posts.
"04.12.2016 23:20:04" wsj.com Trump Repeats Threat to Seek 35% Import Tariff for Companies Moving Jobs Overseas In a posting on Twitter, Mr. Trump said there would be consequences, like a 35% import tariff. President-elect Donald Trump stepped up his attacks against U.S. companies that move production offshore and fire workers.
"04.12.2016 23:00:05" wsj.com Obama Administration Moves to Deny Easement for Dakota Pipeline Protesters led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have argued that the pipeline endangers the tribe's water supply and sacred sites. The Obama administration said Sunday that it would deny an easement needed to complete the last leg of an oil pipeline across the Midwest, prompting cheers and whoops from opponents who have camped in the cold here.
"04.12.2016 22:51:56" wsj.com Italy Votes 'No' in Referendum, Projections Indicate If Mr. Renzi steps down as promised, Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, could still ask him to form a new government. Projections late Sunday indicated that Italian voters have rejected proposed constitutional changes, in what would be a stinging rebuke to the country's prime minister and a victory for populists in the heartland of Europe.
"04.12.2016 22:40:11" wsj.com The Next Hot Trends in Food You may not have heard of moringa or regenerative grazing yet. But there's a good chance you will before long. Move over, kale—there's a new super green on the horizon: moringa.
"04.12.2016 22:20:06" wsj.com Presidential Commission Sounds Warning Over Botnet Threat The commissioners embraced a concept of labeling products that meet strong cybersecurity standards. The next U.S. administration should take immediate steps to prevent and, when possible, eliminate computer attacks like one that recently crippled some of the key systems that run the internet, a presidential commission recommended.
"04.12.2016 22:08:27" wsj.com Breaking: Exit Polls See 'No' Vote Ahead at 54%- 58% Follow our live coverage of Italy's referendum vote. Projections late Sunday indicated that Italian voters have rejected proposed constitutional changes, in what if confirmed would be a stinging rebuke to the country's leader and a victory for populists in the heartland of Europe.
"04.12.2016 22:00:27" wsj.com Small Insurers' Big Collapse Reflects Deep Industry Woes Two units of Penn Treaty American are on track to be liquidated early next year, as actuarial miscalculations on long-term-care policies have proved fatal. A pair of small Pennsylvania insurers focused on long-term care could soon become one of the nation's costliest insurance failures ever.
"04.12.2016 21:55:31" wsj.com Fidel Castro, Former Cuban Dictator, Laid to Rest Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader, turned communist dictator who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century, was buried Sunday in Santiago de Cuba. Photo: AP Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader, turned communist dictator who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century, was buried Sunday in Santiago de Cuba. Full story: http://on.wsj.com/2gpSbAw
"04.12.2016 21:40:04" wsj.com Exxon CEO Now a Contender for Donald Trump's Secretary of State President-elect Donald Trump widens the circle of candidates for the nation's top diplomatic job. Though Donald J. Trump's transition team said last week that the search for a new secretary of state had narrowed to four finalists, new candidates have emerged, including Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp.
"04.12.2016 21:20:07" wsj.com College Football Picks a Playoff—but No Penn State Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington get slots in the College Football Playoff, while Penn State misses out despite a Big Ten title. College football make us all crazy when it gets it wrong—and somehow even more when it gets it right, writes Jason Gay.
"04.12.2016 21:00:29" wsj.com What Happens if Italy's Matteo Renzi Quits? If Italians reject proposed constitutional changes in Sunday's referendum,Mr. Renzi, who has pushed for the revamp, has pledged to resign. Leading the campaign against Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is the populist 5 Star Movement, which has called for a referendum on the country's EU membership.
"04.12.2016 20:40:05" wsj.com So, You Were the Blue Zombie! Actors Play Videogame Characters in the Dark Many game companies say keeping all aspects of the production process under wraps is essential. The videogame world, shrouded in mystery and rife with competition, keeps plots and characters a mystery. As a result, voice actors often know next to nothing about the games they audition for, or are successfully cast in.
"04.12.2016 20:20:03" wsj.com Artificial Intelligence Makes Strides, but Has a Long Way to Go Most of what's available now are “pre-trained” A.I. systems, built by companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google. Creating artificial intelligence systems that can be used for a variety of problems, and not just the narrow applications to which the technology has been put so far, could take decades, writes Christopher Mims.
"04.12.2016 20:00:56" wsj.com This Secret Keyboard Shortcut Speeds Up iPhone and Android Typing Both Android and iOS have hidden tools that turn a short phrase into a big chunk of text: your most-used expressions, addresses and phone numbers. This secret keyboard shortcut speeds up iPhone and Android typing.
"04.12.2016 19:40:07" wsj.com Credit Restrictions Cost Home Buyers 'Deal of a Lifetime' After prices and rates dropped, regulators and lenders made it harder for borrowers to get loans. U.S. consumers and businesses have enjoyed ultralow borrowing costs since the financial crisis. At the same time, regulators and lenders intent on fortifying the financial system clamped down on risk-taking, making it harder for many borrowers to get
"04.12.2016 19:20:09" blogs.wsj.com 'Saturday Night Live' Takes on Donald Trump's Twitter Habits Once again, the cold open elicited a critique from the president-elect. In what has become an expected weekly reaction, the president-elect took to Twitter before last night's episode even concluded to voice his displeasure once again with SNL.
"04.12.2016 19:00:56" wsj.com When Wisdom Is Just a Search-Engine Click Away The Google search engine can give us the best advice on almost anything. Or is there a electronic fly in the ointment? My search engine, my guru: Joe Queenan on electronic advice.
"04.12.2016 18:40:03" wsj.com Aging Population, Stagnant Productivity Challenge Donald Trump's Growth Plan The U.S. and other advanced economies are grappling with sluggish gains in productivity, for reasons that aren't wholly clear. President-elect Donald J. Trump and his emerging team are confident their proposed tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks will spark a dramatic upswing in economic growth. Two forces will make that tough: an aging population and stagnant productivity.
"04.12.2016 18:20:03" wsj.com Austria Center-Left Candidate Deals Blow to Populists The Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer would have become the first right-wing populist president in postwar Western Europe. Center-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen beat back a challenge from a right-wing populist opponent to become Austria's next president, exit polls and early results in the country's second-round presidential election showed.
"04.12.2016 18:01:17" wsj.com In Paris and Washington, the Impressionists' Forgotten Friend Frédéric Bazille, the largely forgotten friend of Monet and other impressionists, is getting his own show in Paris and Washington. Frédéric Bazille, the best French painter you've never heard of.
"04.12.2016 17:40:07" wsj.com Fidel Castro, Former Cuban Dictator, Laid to Rest It was the closing spectacle for a firebrand beloved or loathed by millions for installing a socialist state 90 miles off Florida. Fidel Castro, the idealistic revolutionary turned communist dictator who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century, was buried Sunday in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, where he and a band of rebels touched off a revolution that reverberated across the
"04.12.2016 17:20:11" wsj.com Taiwan Celebrates Trump Call—Cautiously Taiwan relies heavily on exports to China for its growth and is therefore particularly vulnerable to a crisis in U.S.-China relations. Government officials and commentators in Taiwan welcomed the telephone conversation between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the island's president, Tsai Ing-wen, but said Taipei had to tread carefully to avoid upsetting China.
"04.12.2016 17:01:15" wsj.com Mike Wiley's Recipe for Olive Oil-Poached Cod With Cauliflower Couscous A gentle poach in a bath of olive oil renders cod remarkably tender and silky. In this recipe, Mike Wiley of Portland's Eventide Oyster Co. pairs the sumptuous fish with a lemony cauliflower couscous A slow, low poach in olive oil transforms cod into the tenderest, silkiest fish you've ever tasted.
"04.12.2016 17:00:23" wsj.com Aerial Footage Shows Damage of Tennessee Wildfires Aerial footage from Thursday shows the destruction of the wildfires that took hold of Gatlinburg, Tenn. this week. Photo: Getty Aerial footage from Thursday shows the destruction of the wildfires that took hold of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this week.
"04.12.2016 16:40:07" wsj.com Breaking Up With Your Church Over Politics Some people have looked for another place to worship, having split with their pastor over politics. The contentious election is a ripe topic for sermons but is sending some churchgoers out the doors.
"04.12.2016 16:21:14" wsj.com The Last Diplomat As Robin Raphel worked for the State Department in Pakistan, her brand of traditional diplomacy ran into the new realities of covert surveillance. The collision turned her life upside down. Robin Raphel was a trusted diplomat in Pakistan. The FBI thought she was a mole.
"04.12.2016 16:00:51" wsj.com 'Sanctuary Cities,' From Shakespeare's Day to the President-Elect Donald Trump has vowed to block federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” But many dictionaries haven't defined the term. 'Sanctuary Cities': a recent battle but an old idea.
"04.12.2016 15:00:57" wsj.com 'Jackie' Review: The Woman and the Myth Natalie Portman stars as Jacqueline Kennedy in the period during and after her husband's assassination; directed by Pablo Larraín, also starring Billy Crudup, John Carroll Lynch, Beth Grant, Peter Sarsgaard and Caspar Phillipson. 'Natalie Portman's portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy rises above impersonation to an eerie kind of incarnation.'
"04.12.2016 14:01:20" wsj.com 2017 Maserati Levante Review: A Luxury SUV That's a Bargain? In addition to offering gobs of torque and exceptional cabin refinement, Maserati's first SUV is a surprisingly good deal. "Out on the highway, the Levante rides suitably like a magic carpet, lush and well tempered."
"04.12.2016 13:01:13" wsj.com This Secret Keyboard Shortcut Speeds Up iPhone and Android Typing Both Android and iOS have hidden tools that turn a short phrase into a big chunk of text: your most-used expressions, addresses and phone numbers. The U.S. ambassador to Denmark is the least likely TV star this side of the Baltic Sea.
"04.12.2016 12:30:17" wsj.com Dispensing with Tip-Toeing, Trump Puts Taiwan in Play The future of U.S.-China relations, and peace in East Asia, depends in large part on what Donald Trump meant by his phone exchange with Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen. The future of U.S.-China relations, and the stability of East Asia, depends in large part on what Donald Trump meant by his phone call with Taiwan's president.
"04.12.2016 12:00:12" wsj.com Stop the iPhone Calendar Spam Spammers are now targeting Apple iCloud calendars, but you can protect yourself while Apple works on a fix. If you've been receiving spam calendar invites on your iPhone, we've got tips to protect yourself.
"04.12.2016 11:30:06" wsj.com Laughter Is the Best Medicine to Gauge Social Ties People can tell a lot about two people laughing at the same time— “co-laughers.” Robert Sapolsky tells why. “Co-laughter,” two people laughing together simultaneously, is more common among women than men and more frequent among friends than strangers.
"04.12.2016 10:30:12" wsj.com Italian Referendum Poses Test for ECB The Italian referendum comes at a critical juncture for the European Central Bank, which is to decide on Thursday on the future of its $1.8 trillion bond-purchase program. The ECB will be paying close attention to the Italian referendum.
"04.12.2016 09:33:04" wsj.com Birthday at Burberry? Luxury Brands Add Personal Services Rather than adding stores, luxury labels such as Burberry, Gucci and Hugo Boss are aiming to boost sales at existing sites. One way: catering to the whims of their best customers. Burberry store employees have taken on some new duties: organizing birthday parties, private dinners and art-gallery visits for high-spending shoppers.
"04.12.2016 09:00:30" wsj.com U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag Setbacks for New Delhi's first homemade aircraft carrier slows efforts to face China on high seas. When top American naval engineers recently inspected India's first locally made aircraft carrier they expected to find a near battle-ready ship set to help counter China's growing sway in the Indian Ocean.
Instead, they discovered the carrier wouldn't be
"04.12.2016 08:30:22" wsj.com Italy Votes in Landmark Referendum Italians went to the polls Sunday in a pivotal referendum that pits the country's center-left prime minister, Matteo Renzi, against a surging populist movement. It's a big day for Italy's prime minister.
"04.12.2016 07:00:44" wsj.com Aung San Suu Kyi Calls Off Trip as Pressure Grows Over Rohingya Muslims The latest violence against the ethnic minority has killed dozens of people and exposed the limits of Aung San Suu Kyi's authority over the military that until recently ran the country. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi called off a trip to Indonesia after protests there over her country's renewed crackdown on its Rohingya minority, a flare-up of violence that has killed dozens of people and exposed the limits of her authority over the
"04.12.2016 05:00:33" wsj.com China's New Agricultural Data Sow Seeds of Doubt China's crop of agricultural data is growing, but the influential commodities player continues to face a stubborn problem: lack of trust in the data's reliability. China's crop of agricultural data is growing, but the influential commodities player continues to face a stubborn problem: lack of trust in the data's reliability.
"04.12.2016 03:00:42" wsj.com Visit Myanmar's Capital Now! There's Still a Lot Not to See Aung San Suu Kyi's government inherited remote Naypyitaw, with its empty 20-lane highway and deserted attractions. What to do with it? Naypyitaw (pronounced nay-pee-doh) is the city left behind, a testament to Myanmar's bumpy road toward reintegrating with the world under a new government. It inherited the old military regime's barren capital and must now figure out what to do with it.
"04.12.2016 02:30:10" wsj.com Beaujolais Isn't Nouveau for the In-the-Know Beaujolais Nouveau may be arrivé, but discerning drinkers know that this inexpensive, barely fermented wine isn't the best the region has to offer. For worthy Beaujolais, try the area's cru wines. Beaujolais Nouveau, the cheap, barely fermented wine that arrives each November, isn't the best this region has to offer.
"04.12.2016 02:00:23" wsj.com South Korea's Opposition Parties Move to Impeach President Park Geun-hye South Korea's three opposition parties introduced a joint impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye on Saturday, dismissing the scandal-hit leader's recent proposal to resign early if parliament can agree on a suitable transition. “We hereby propose impeachment proceedings to protect the constitution and restore the impaired constitutional order by removing President Park Geun-hye from office,” said the motion released Saturday by South Korea's three opposition parties.
"04.12.2016 01:30:04" wsj.com A U.S.-Cuba Breach Presents an Opportunity for China A reversal of President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba, as threatened by President-elect Donald Trump this week, would leave a bigger opening off the U.S. coast for another great military power: China. A reversal of President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba, as threatened by President-elect Donald Trump this week, would leave a bigger opening off the U.S. coast for another great military power. It likely wouldn't be Havana's traditional ally Russia,
"04.12.2016 01:00:36" wsj.com Jill Stein Supporters Drop Pennsylvania Recount Suit Supporters of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein withdrew a last-ditch lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court aimed at forcing a statewide recount citing the cost of the proceedings. Supporters of Jill Stein withdrew a last-ditch lawsuit aimed at forcing a statewide ballot recount in Pennsylvania, another major setback in the effort to verify the votes in three states that provided Donald Trump his margin of victory.
"04.12.2016 00:30:26" wsj.com Huawei's 'Hungry Wolves' Face an Uncertain Future as Succession Looms Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei's boot-camp style helped vault the smartphone maker to the world's No. 3. But as the 72-year-old steps back from daily operations, questions loom over succession and strategy. Huawei's 72-year-old founder built the world's No. 3 smartphone maker but as he steps back from daily operations questions about succession and the next phase of growth loom large.
"04.12.2016 00:00:59" wsj.com Want to Climb a 19,000-foot Mountain? In Bolivia, Even Rank Amateurs Can Bolivia's Huayna Potosi is a (somewhat) gentle giant—a 19,000-footer that's easy enough for amateurs to climb but heart-thumping enough to earn them bragging rights. A beginner's guide to mountaineering.
"03.12.2016 23:00:52" wsj.com Research Finds Parenting Style Affects Children in Unexpected Ways The way parents relate to their children affects more than their emotional health, it also has an impact on their physical well-being, a new study found. When parents exhibit higher levels of anger and coercive behavior in a parent-child interaction, the children have a weaker immune response to the meningitis vaccine.
"03.12.2016 22:30:32" wsj.com Fire Erupts at Oakland, Calif., Warehouse Party, Killing Nine At least nine people died in a blaze that broke out during a party in a warehouse late Friday night in the San Francisco Bay Area. A warehouse fire in Oakland killed at least nine people Friday night, with the death toll expected to climb.
"03.12.2016 22:01:06" wsj.com Hate Anchovies? You're Using Them Incorrectly The underappreciated anchovy lends deep umami deliciousness to all kinds of dishes. And if you think this sounds at all fishy, you haven't been buying the right kind. If you hate anchovies, it's because you're not eating them correctly.
"03.12.2016 21:32:08" wsj.com Trump's Company Has No Plans to Invest in Taiwan, Aides Say Reports of possible Trump investments swiftly circulated after the president-elect spoke with Taiwan's leader, breaking with decades-old U.S. diplomatic policy. After a phone call with Taiwan's leader that broke with decades of U.S. diplomatic protocol, representatives for Donald Trump said the president-elect's company is not exploring business prospects on the island.
"03.12.2016 21:00:32" wsj.com How Often Should I Replace My Office Coffee Mug? A doctor explains that the most germ-infested thing about your office mug is the sponge you use to clean it. By far the greatest concern about a germy coffee mug is the sponge you use to clean it.
"03.12.2016 20:20:09" wsj.com Donald Trump's Call With Taiwan Leader Raises Fresh Uncertainty Over U.S.-China Relations U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's Friday telephone call with Taiwan's president is plunging U.S.-China relations into uncertainty, potentially jeopardizing crucial cooperation on a range of issues. “You can't expect China to make sacrifices on North Korea while the U.S. meddles with Chinese core interests in Taiwan,” said Wang Sheng, a professor at China's Jilin University who studies China-North Korea relations.
"03.12.2016 20:01:04" wsj.com How to Cope When Your Sponsor Leaves the Company A good sponsor can turbocharge her protégés' careers by staking her professional reputation on helping them succeed. But what happens when that sponsor leaves the company? Having multiple corporate sponsors isn't always foolproof, but it may help you if one sponsor leaves the company.
"03.12.2016 19:20:04" wsj.com Stephen Curry Still Plays Like He Has Something More to Prove Underestimated for most of his life, Stephen Curry redefined basketball to become one of the most electrifying and relatable players ever. But he still plays as if he has something more to prove. “I don't ever get tired of shooting. I might not have as much energy based on what day it is, but I love challenging myself. That's part of the grind. That's what separates the guys who are one or two years in the league from the Kevin Garnetts and Kobe
"03.12.2016 19:01:11" wsj.com Robot Death Matches: A New Sport for the 21st Century Will a league of giant fighting robots be the next UFC? Megabots is hoping to create a billion dollar sports entertainment company that pits multi-ton giant robots against each other in head-to-head combat.
"03.12.2016 18:40:07" wsj.com Fitbit's Challenge: Move From 'Nice-to -Have' to 'Need-to-Have' As growth slows and the novelty of wearable fitness gadgets fades for many customers, Fitbit is trying to position its products as health tools that measure long-term conditions. Can Fitbit move beyond novelty into something more lasting?
"03.12.2016 18:00:53" wsj.com Algorithms Aren't Biased, But the People Who Write Them May Be Algorithms used for everything from car insurance prices to policing are often imperfect reflections of their creators. The problem isn't math. It's rooted in the biases of people who encode their notions in algorithms and apply them en masse to the public.
"03.12.2016 17:40:02" wsj.com How an Entrepreneur Made Time to Be Healthy How Lauren Marrus of luxury stationery company Dempsey & Carroll improved her diet and exercise regimen one step at a time Even when you think you're healthy, “there's always something you can do, usually something small, to be healthier.”
"03.12.2016 17:20:06" wsj.com Irrational Exuberance: Alan Greenspan's Call, 20 Years Later The former Fed chairman's phrase has since transcended Wall Street, Main Street and even the best-seller list, claiming a place as one of the most iconic in financial markets. Our interview with Alan Greenspan: “If you rate me on my irrational exuberance forecast, I get a C.”
"03.12.2016 17:00:53" wsj.com How the Blockchain Could Change Corporate Structure According to Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam, the technology behind Bitcoin could create decentralized businesses unlike anything we've seen before We'll get Twitter without the Twitter, Amazon without the Amazon, Uber without the Uber.
"03.12.2016 16:40:15" wsj.com Suburbs Outstrip Cities in Population Growth, Study Finds The suburban areas surrounding the 50 largest metropolitan areas make up 79% of the population of those areas but accounted for 91% of population growth over the past 15 years, according to a new study. The suburban areas surrounding the 50 largest metropolitan areas make up 79% of the population of those areas but accounted for 91% of population growth over the past 15 years, according to a new study.
"03.12.2016 16:20:10" wsj.com Boston Police Plan to Monitor Internet for Threats Draws Criticism Authorities look to mine social media and websites to avert terrorism and other violence, but civil liberty groups say such methods violate privacy rights. The Boston Police Department is taking heat from civil liberty groups for plans to spend up to $1.4 million on new software that scours social media and the internet for potential threats.
"03.12.2016 16:01:08" wsj.com How Many Coats Does a Man Really Need? How many coats does a man really need? The CEO of Canada Goose tells how he builds a fall and winter coat wardrobe that will work for any weather. Build a fall and winter coat wardrobe that will work for any weather.
"03.12.2016 15:40:09" wsj.com Miscues Doomed Brazilian Soccer Team's Final Flight The charter plane that ran out of fuel 8 miles short of its destination this week and crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian soccer team, had bypassed a possible refueling stop, investigators say. The charter plane that ran out of fuel 8 miles short of its destination this week and crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people including most of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, had bypassed a possible refueling stop, investigators say.
"03.12.2016 15:20:11" wsj.com Donald Trump Targets Second Indiana Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico Donald Trump took aim Friday at a second U.S. manufacturer that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico, a day after he threatened consequences for business that shifted American jobs abroad. Rexnord plans to move production of industrial bearings from Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico, according to the employee union. The move, expected by the middle of next year, would eliminate about 300 jobs.
"03.12.2016 15:00:52" wsj.com Legal Marijuana Poses New Problems for Employee Drug Testing A raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing. It pot is legal, should companies still do drug testing?
"03.12.2016 14:30:39" wsj.com The Perils of Empathy In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel. When it comes to guiding our decisions, empathy is a moral train wreck, writes Yale psychology professor Paul Bloom.
"03.12.2016 14:30:19" wsj.com How to Make a Movie Musical Like 'La La Land': Very Carefully Damien Chazelle, writer-director of 'La La Land' with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, talks about easing his audience into a modern movie musical The director of "La-La Land" on drawing viewers in: "Like frogs boiling slowly in water"
"03.12.2016 14:01:15" wsj.com Brewers Bet Beer Drinkers Seek More Sober Suds After years of trying and failing to jump-start sales of alcohol-free beer, brewers like AB InBev, Heineken and Carlsberg are expanding their nonalcoholic offerings with renewed zeal. The world's largest brewers are pushing non-alcoholic beer.
"03.12.2016 13:30:07" wsj.com The Holiday Cards That Get Real Families are using more images of messy, imperfect scenes for their holiday cards as advertising and social media make the idyllic family photo less valued. Holiday cards are less afraid to show messier family scenes.
"03.12.2016 13:00:40" wsj.com Three Ways to Beat Champagne's Climate-Change Problem With rising temperatures affecting the iconic French region, can science—or England—keep the good stuff flowing? “Our climate is at the edge of what's possible for winemaking,” says the president of the Corporation of Champagne Winemakers.
"03.12.2016 12:30:29" wsj.com Trump's Phone Call With Taiwan President Sparks China Complaint A call between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is shaking delicate relations between Beijing and Taipei and threatening to place the U.S. in the middle of a relationship it has been careful not to upset. China has lodged a formal complaint with the U.S. over Donald Trump's call with the Taiwanese president.
"03.12.2016 12:01:00" wsj.com Americans Are Keeping Their Cars Longer, Benefiting Service Shops and Parts Makers The number of vehicles in operation hit a record in the U.S. as the average lifespan of cars and trucks continues to get longer, giving a boost to service providers and parts makers. The life-expectancy of a car is higher than it used to be.
"03.12.2016 10:33:47" wsj.com Taiwan President in the Spotlight After Telephone Call With Trump A telephone call with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump offers a boost for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at a time her government is under pressure from Beijing to improve the island's relations with China. Her phone conversation with Donald Trump may ruffle feathers in China, but for Taiwan's president it was a “major diplomatic coup."
"03.12.2016 10:00:21" wsj.com In the Upside-Down World of Zimbabwe, $100 Trades for $102 In Zimbabwe, a U.S. dollar is no longer worth a U.S. dollar. A severe dollar shortage in this Southern African country has led to varying, and unprecedented, dollar-for-dollar exchange rates. The scramble for dollars was compounded Monday when the central In Zimbabwe, a U.S. dollar is no longer worth a U.S. dollar.
"03.12.2016 09:00:25" wsj.com Donald Trump Is a Curveball in Long Arc of U.S.-China Ties American blue-collar fears tilted the election and recalled 19th-century riots against Chinese workers. Since then, the two countries have intertwined in ways that make a full-on trade war unlikely. American workers haven't felt this threatened by job competition from China since the late 19th century.
"03.12.2016 08:30:20" wsj.com Apple Drops Hints About Autonomous-Vehicle Project Apple took its biggest step toward acknowledging it is working on autonomous vehicles, writing a letter to U.S. regulators offering feedback on proposed guidelines for the emerging technology. Has Apple just given its biggest clue yet on its autonomous-vehicle plans?
"03.12.2016 08:00:33" wsj.com Hedge-Fund Firm Moore Capital Cuts Management Fee on Largest Fund Moore Capital Management, the hedge-fund firm run by billionaire Louis Bacon, has cut charges for investors in its biggest fund, citing a “disappointing negative return year-to-date.” Moore Capital, the hedge-fund firm run by billionaire Louis Bacon, has cut charges for investors in its biggest fund.
"03.12.2016 07:00:24" wsj.com Nissan, BMW, Porsche Face South Korea Sales Ban South Korea's government said it plans to ban sales of some cars made by Japan's Nissan Motor Co. and two German auto makers—BMW AG and Porsche AG—after it found the companies manipulated documents to make their vehicles roadworthy. South Korea's government said it plans to ban sales of some cars made by Japan's Nissan Motor Co. and two German auto makers— BMW and Porsche—after it found the companies manipulated documents to make their vehicles road worthy.
"03.12.2016 05:00:57" wsj.com China's New Tool for Social Control: A Credit Rating for Everything Beijing wants to give every citizen a score based on behavior such as spending habits, turnstile violations and filial piety, which can blacklist citizens from loans, jobs, air travel. Beijing wants to give every citizen a score based on behavior such as spending habits, turnstile violations and filial piety, which can blacklist citizens from loans, jobs and air travel.
"03.12.2016 03:30:38" blogs.wsj.com U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag Setbacks for New Delhi's first homemade aircraft carrier slows efforts to face China on high seas. Why India's slow efforts to build its homemade aircraft carrier is a concern for the U.S.
"03.12.2016 03:01:02" wsj.com Apple iPhone With Curved Screen Could Come as Soon as Next Year An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year, as Apple Inc.'s suppliers say they have been asked to increase output of thinner organic light-emitting displays. An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year.
"03.12.2016 02:30:18" blogs.wsj.com Indian Startup Plans to Land on the Moon in January 2018 An Indian aerospace startup has said that it will launch its mission to the moon in a year's time, as it takes part in a Google-funded competition to become the world's first-ever privately-held company to make a soft landing there. "It was just a dream."
"03.12.2016 02:01:07" A Chinese technology giant, whose telecom networking equipment is shut out of the U.S. due to security concerns, is bringing its high-end smartphone to American consumers for the first time.
But a number of obstacles are blocking Huawei's path to success
"03.12.2016 01:24:07" wsj.com Mike Wiley's Recipe for Olive Oil-Poached Cod With Cauliflower Couscous A gentle poach in a bath of olive oil renders cod remarkably tender and silky. In this recipe, Mike Wiley of Portland's Eventide Oyster Co. pairs the sumptuous fish with a lemony cauliflower couscous Tossed with a lemony dressing and plenty of mint and chives, this cod dish by Mike Wiley of Portland's Eventide Oyster Co. makes a bright, herbal counterpoint to the sumptuous fish.
"03.12.2016 01:19:07" wsj.com A Top Samuel Adams Brewer on the Best Glassware for Beer Brewer Megan Parisi on the glass that best releases a beer's aromas, why a small growler is better than a big one and her favorite work gear for women. Megan Parisi, head brewer at Samuel Adams Nano Brewery, on why steel-toe boots are best for work and her favorite accessory, the food grinder.
"03.12.2016 00:54:07" wsj.com Bernard Cornwell: Bringing History to Life The historical novelist talks about his prolific output, his passion for the Napoleonic Wars and why he likes writing about long-ago events. "Literature tackles life's big questions, while 'my books are about killing people.'”
"03.12.2016 00:35:03" wsj.com Novelist Jonathan Lethem on Stevie Wonder The song “I Wish” helped the novelist through his mother's illness and family disruptions. "The song projected me into the life of my Brooklyn neighborhood, which was inhabited largely by African-American and Hispanic families. As one of the few white kids, I grappled with figuring out where I belonged," writes novelist Jonathan Lethem about
"03.12.2016 00:10:11" blogs.wsj.com Why You Should Have a Retirement Chuck-It List On the Chuck-It List are those items, behaviors and concerns that you are ready to let go, to willingly shed along with your professional, working persona, says WSJ Retirement Expert Molly Mettler. From appearances, opinions and the "shoulds," retirees should focus more on what they want to get toss.
"02.12.2016 23:49:03" wsj.com 'Sanctuary Cities,' From Shakespeare's Day to the President-Elect Donald Trump has vowed to block federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” But many dictionaries haven't defined the term. Mayors in several major cities are pushing back on the issue of "sanctuary cities," with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti noting that the very term “sanctuary city” is ill-defined.
"02.12.2016 23:27:05" wsj.com Baby Boomers, Relax. It Probably Isn't Dementia Panicked patients in their 50s and 60s are often convinced they have Alzheimer's. More often, the diagnosis is much less dire. Everyone needs to take a deep breath.
"02.12.2016 23:11:42" wsj.com Donald Trump Spoke With Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen President-elect Donald Trump spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday, the transition team said Friday, in what was believed to be the first conversation between a U.S. president-elect and Taiwan's leader in decades. Trump spoke with Taiwan's president in a break with prior U.S. policy, risking a rebuke from China.
"02.12.2016 22:20:06" wsj.com Rorschach Religious Architecture Among the structure's many oddities is a Renaissance church built in the middle of the mosque's prayer hall However you choose to view the mosque-cathedral of Córdoba, Spain, it is surely one of the most beautiful and controversial monuments in Europe today.
"02.12.2016 22:00:19" blogs.wsj.com India's Congress Party Twitter Accounts Explode With Expletives After Being Taken Over by Hackers The Congress Party's official Twitter account was apparently hacked Thursday morning, a day after its vice president Rahul Gandhi's feed erupted with abusive tweets following a similar breach. 'What else do I have to say? I love looting the common people yo!'
"02.12.2016 21:40:04" wsj.com The Admiral Who Took the Fall for Pearl Harbor 75 years later, the family of Adm. Husband Kimmel—who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet in 1941—is still fighting to restore his honor 75 years after Pearl Harbor, the family of an admiral accused of "dereliction of duty" is fighting to restore his honor.
"02.12.2016 21:20:06" wsj.com Gawker Changes Tune on Decision to Publish Hulk Hogan Tape Gawker Media LLC, which has long defended its right to publish a video that showed wrestler Hulk Hogan having sex, is now blaming the ensuing legal battle on a former editor. Publishing excerpts of a video of Hulk Hogan having sex online in 2012 violated former Editor in Chief A.J. Daulerio's employment terms, including a ban on content that violates a person's privacy.
"02.12.2016 21:00:30" wsj.com Judge Urges Jury to Keep Deliberating in South Carolina Police Shooting Case The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager sent the jury back to work Friday, despite the jury's insistence that its members were deadlocked. The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager sent the jury back to work Friday, despite the jury's insistence that its members were deadlocked.
"02.12.2016 20:40:06" wsj.com Championship Weekend May Create a College-Football Crisis The outcome of this weekend's championship games could present the College Football Playoff selection committee with an existential dilemma. An annual problem could come to a head this year as many of the best teams stay home, leaving the College Football Playoff with an existential dilemma.
"02.12.2016 20:20:09" wsj.com 2017 Maserati Levante Review: A Luxury SUV That's a Bargain? In addition to offering gobs of torque and exceptional cabin refinement, Maserati's first SUV is a surprisingly good deal. Not just another pretty face—because it isn't—the Levante is still a formidable hunk of machinery, 16.4 feet long and 2.3 tons of you-can't-catch-me, sexed up with handbag leather and pearl paint, and powered by a loquacious 3.0-liter turbo V-6, an
"02.12.2016 20:00:28" wsj.com Can a Death-Predicting Algorithm Improve Care? A startup says it can tell which patients will die in the next year and lower their medical costs by providing palliative care in their homes. “We can tell which patients will die in one week, six weeks or one year. We can say to health plans, 'How much are these patients costing you? We can care for them for less, and have higher patient satisfaction rates too.' ”
"02.12.2016 19:40:07" wsj.com Taxes Under Trump: Almost Everyone Pays Less and the Richest Pay a Lot Less Donald Trump's proposed tax plan sends nearly half the benefits to the top 1%, households earning more than about $700,000 annually, while reducing their relative contribution, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington. Nearly half of the benefits of Trump's tax plan, and a higher proportion of the savings, would go to the top 1%.
"02.12.2016 19:08:39" wsj.com Trump Supporters, Republicans File Legal Challenges to Vote Recount Efforts Donald Trump supporters and Republicans filed legal challenges against recount initiatives late this week, putting up hurdles to the recount effort under way in three states. All three states face a Dec. 13 federal deadline to resolve any lingering disputes about the outcome before the vote of the Electoral College on Dec. 19.
"02.12.2016 19:00:08" wsj.com Manhattan Home With Indoor Swimming Pool Asks $36.8 Million In New York's Chelsea neighborhood, a 17th Street townhouse renovated by Jeff Ravetz of Girona Ventures and Wonder Works Construction and Development was previously the studio of designer Karim Rashid. In Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, an elaborately equipped townhouse with Swarovski crystal drawer pulls in the kitchen and a bathroom faucet hanging from the ceiling seeks $36.8 million, nearly four times its last sale price two years ago.
"02.12.2016 18:40:06" wsj.com Donald Trump's Business Ties Outstretch Those of His Predecessors President-elect Donald Trump isn't the first prominent politician to be scrutinized over his business interests, but his are vaster and more personally tied to him and his family than any comparable elected official in modern times. President-elect Donald Trump isn't the first prominent politician to be scrutinized over his business interests, but his are vaster and more personally tied to him and his family than any comparable elected official in modern times.
"02.12.2016 18:20:06" wsj.com In Afghanistan, a Cagney Searches for Her Lacey The nation needs female police officers, so one woman took on a tough case: finding a partner. Afghanistan is in desperate need of female police officers, so one woman took on her toughest case yet: finding a partner. They now make up the entire female police force in one remote province.
"02.12.2016 17:40:02" wsj.com The Perils of Empathy In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel. Don't feel their pain: Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel, argues Yale psychology professor Paul Bloom.
"02.12.2016 17:20:10" wsj.com Bell Tolls for London's Whitechapel Foundry, Which Made the Liberty Bell and Big Ben The British foundry that made the Liberty Bell, London's Big Ben and the clock bells for the city's St. Paul's Cathedral is closing its doors, saying deteriorating business conditions have taken their toll. The maker of Big Ben and the Liberty Bell closing its doors after centuries.
"02.12.2016 17:00:10" wsj.com Uncommon Knowledge: James Mattis on Radical Islam Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis says that although the idea of jihad is not new, it is still difficult to solve, in this clip from Uncommon Knowledge. Photo: Getty Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense, Gen. James Mattis, discusses how to be more effective at fighting radical Islam, in an interview last year with Uncommon Knowledge.
"02.12.2016 16:40:17" wsj.com The Last Diplomat As Robin Raphel worked for the State Department in Pakistan, her brand of traditional diplomacy ran into the new realities of covert surveillance. The collision turned her life upside down. Traditional diplomacy is colliding with the new realities of covert surveillance. The clash turned Robin Raphel's life upside down.
"02.12.2016 16:32:12" November jobs report: interest rate increase on the horizon? T... Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero: Does the upbeat November jobs report mean an interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve is likely this month? Dan Neil reviews the Maserati Levante SUV. How can owls help us build quieter cars and planes?
"02.12.2016 16:20:12" graphics.wsj.com THE OFF DUTY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: 50 Nostalgic Finds These 50 retro gifts—whose origins date back decades and beyond—will conjure a simpler time when the holidays were lower-voltage, but just as bright Windup mini robots, fruitcake-inspired chocolate bars, a neoclassical sweatsuit...WSJ's Holiday Gift Guide is here.
"02.12.2016 16:00:22" wsj.com Stop the iPhone Calendar Spam Spammers are now targeting Apple iCloud calendars, but you can protect yourself while Apple works on a fix. That $19.99 Ray-Ban iCalendar reminder? It's spam. Here's how to protect yourself until Apple has a fix.
"02.12.2016 15:40:05" wsj.com For-Profit Colleges Look to Donald Trump for a Pass For-profit colleges are looking to the incoming Trump administration for a rollback of tough regulations that threatened to lead to the closure of hundreds of schools and that drove their stock-market valuations down. For-profit colleges are looking with relief to the incoming Trump administration, banking on a rollback of tough regulations that threatened to lead to the closure of hundreds of schools and that drove their stock-market valuations down sharply.
"02.12.2016 15:20:10" wsj.com New Tax Rules on Corporate Inversions Face Uncertain Future The Treasury Department spent nearly three years reshaping international corporate transactions and deterring inversions. Now, all that work, capped with a crucial set of final rules in October, could come undone. A skeptical GOP and an incoming administration vowing to repeal government rules could tear down the framework that killed Pfizer-Allergan deal.
"02.12.2016 15:00:11" wsj.com Fed's Brainard: Finanical Technology Has Potential to Expand Access to Credit Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard said the Fed was reviewing its guidance for how banks interact with financial-technology firms in response to their growing relationships. Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard wants fintech to help the underserved—and not just with high-cost loans.
"02.12.2016 14:40:04" wsj.com Eight Charts Show What Investors Are Betting On Ahead of the Italy Referendum Investors are bracing for Italy's referendum on constitutional reform Sunday, which many expect Matteo Renzi's government to lose. How to play the Italy referendum.
"02.12.2016 14:20:07" wsj.com U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Rose 178,000 in November; Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.6% U.S. employers hired at a steady clip in November while the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in nine years, signs of enduring labor market growth that will likely leave Federal Reserve officials on track to raise interest rates later this month. The unemployment rate hit a nine-year low in November, at 4.6%.
"02.12.2016 14:00:49" wsj.com Hillary Clinton's Campaign Team Accuses Trump Strategists of Appealing to White Supremacists Emotions run high as Democrats, Republicans dissect presidential election at forum Hillary Clinton's senior campaign team accused Donald Trump's strategists of employing appeals to white supremacists in the course of winning the presidential election, as a traditionally cordial postelection review conference turned raw with frustration.
"02.12.2016 13:26:46" wsj.com November Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know Live analysis of the employment figures released by the Labor Department Friday. The U.S. economy created 178,000 jobs in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The unemployment rate was 4.6%, the lowest in nine years.
Consensus was for 180,000 jobs, and a 4.9% rate.
"02.12.2016 12:42:37" blogs.wsj.com 5 Things to Watch in the November Jobs Report The government on Friday will offer a snapshot of the U.S. labor market Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal forecast a net gain of 180,000 jobs and an unemployment rate at 4.9%. Here are key figures in the Friday release.
"02.12.2016 12:18:56" wsj.com Islamic State Girds to Defend Remote Syria Outpost Militants are bracing to make a stand As U.S.-backed forces pursue offensives on Islamic State's remaining major strongholds, the militants brace for a last stand in Syria's remote Deir Ezzour province, according to residents and the group's fighters.
"02.12.2016 11:09:12" wsj.com Italian Referendum to Determine Matteo Renzi's Fate Voters decide on constitutional reform—and the government's survival When Italians vote on a much-awaited popular referendum on Sunday, they will also be deciding the fate of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government—and expressing the country's appetite for change.
"02.12.2016 10:18:05" wsj.com The EU Chill With Turkey Nears a Freeze European Union leaders are considering freezing Turkey's membership talks to protest President Erdogan's post-coup crackdown. What would that mean? The European Parliament has called for a temporary freeze in Turkey's decadelong negotiations with the EU to join the bloc. But what would the freeze mean?
"02.12.2016 09:50:06" wsj.com Saudis Wager On Higher Oil Prices to Drive Economic Diversification Saudi Arabia's decision to push for an OPEC deal to reduce crude oil production and boost prices traces back to the Kingdom's need to diversify its economy away from crude oil exports. The Saudis are betting on higher oil prices to drive their economic diversification.
"02.12.2016 09:00:30" wsj.com Islamic State Shifts Focus to Softer Targets in Europe, Europol Says Europol, the European Union police agency, said Friday that Islamic State attackers have shifted focus to softer, more-random targets in Europe instead of the police or military in an effort to intimidate the public. The militant group retains the will and capability to stage attacks in Europe in the near future, according to a report by Europol's European Counter Terrorism Centre.
"02.12.2016 08:45:08" wsj.com Indonesia Muslims Push to Jail Christian Politician Accused of Blasphemy Conservative Muslim groups held the second mass rally in a month against the capital's Christian governor for allegedly insulting the Quran, stoking tensions in a city already on edge in the wake of recent arrests linked to Islamic State. Conservative Muslim groups held the second mass rally in a month against the capital's Christian governor for allegedly insulting the Quran, stoking tensions in a city already on alert following recent arrests linked to Islamic State.
"02.12.2016 08:30:18" blogs.wsj.com Indian Startup Plans to Land on the Moon in January 2018 An Indian aerospace startup has said that it will launch its mission to the moon in a year's time, as it takes part in a Google-funded competition to become the world's first-ever privately-held company to make a soft landing on the planet. See how an Indian startup plans to land on the moon with its own spacecraft.
"02.12.2016 08:10:08" blogs.wsj.com Five Charts Showing What India's War on Cash is Doing to the Economy Three weeks after India invalidated its largest bank notes overnight, cash shortages are choking the world's fastest-growing large economy. Yet some of the early signs imply the disruption might not be as deep, or as long-lasting, as the long lines at Three weeks after India invalidated its largest bank notes overnight, cash shortages are still choking the world's fastest-growing large economy. Here are five charts that show what India's war on cash is doing to its economy.
"02.12.2016 07:45:05" wsj.com China's Dalian Wanda Group Faces Renewed U.S. Regulatory Scrutiny Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer is calling for increased scrutiny of China's ambitions in Hollywood and other sectors, lending a critical new voice to a cause championed by President-elect Donald Trump. A top Senate Democrat is calling for increased scrutiny of China's ambitions in Hollywood and other sectors, lending a critical new voice to a cause championed by President-elect Donald Trump.
"02.12.2016 07:00:26" wsj.com 'Jackie' Review: The Woman and the Myth Natalie Portman stars as Jacqueline Kennedy in the period during and after her husband's assassination; directed by Pablo Larraín, also starring Billy Crudup, John Carroll Lynch, Beth Grant, Peter Sarsgaard and Caspar Phillipson. "She's got the voice, the look and a devastated spirit that still has plenty of steel."
"02.12.2016 06:10:06" wsj.com China Escalates Efforts to Cool Down Financial System China's central bank has stepped up efforts to drain cash from the country's financial system in the past week, which has contributed to a selloff in the domestic bond market. "The days of easy money are over.”
"02.12.2016 05:30:10" wsj.com What is AppNexus? We Explain What the Ad Tech Company Does AppNexus, which filed paperwork for an IPO, is a big ad tech company that serves marketers, ad agencies and publishers. Perhaps you've heard that the ad-holding company WPP has invested in AppNexus and that its backers see AppNexus as a potential challenger to the dominance of Google and Facebook in online advertising.
That said, do you know what AppNexus does, exactly?
"02.12.2016 04:50:06" wsj.com The Secret to Flying as Silently as an Owl Scientists hope that emulating owls' feathers may lead to quieter wind turbines, cars and perhaps even aircraft One reason that large owls are such fearsome hunters is their ability to swoop down on prey in virtual silence. But how do they do it? And could we put their secret to work silencing other things?
"02.12.2016 04:10:04" wsj.com Homeowners Hit the Jackpot Homeowners who stay put—living in the same home for 15, 20, 30 years—can pocket millions of dollars when they finally make a move. In luxury real estate, good things often come to those who wait.
"02.12.2016 03:31:11" wsj.com Chicago Murders Top 700 Annually for First Time Since 1990s Murders here surpassed the 700 mark Thursday, a somber tally not seen since the drug wars of the 1990s as the police department continues reforms aimed at regaining public trust. Police say that 77 were killed in the month of November alone, which saw 316 shooting incidents and 389 victims.
"02.12.2016 02:50:02" wsj.com Singapore to Ban Former Goldman Banker in Connection With 1MDB Scandal Singapore authorities announced sanctions on Goldman Sachs Group's former top executive in Southeast Asia after the banker allegedly wrote an unauthorized reference letter for a Malaysian who U.S. authorities believe is at the center of one of the world's Singapore authorities announced sanctions on Goldman Sachs Group's former top executive in Southeast Asia after the banker allegedly wrote an unauthorized reference letter for a Malaysian who U.S. authorities believe is at the center of one of the world's
"02.12.2016 02:20:07" wsj.com Tiger Woods Shines, Then Struggles in Return to Golf In his first tournament in 16 months, Tiger Woods comes out hot before stumbling to finish. Tiger Woods made an erratic return to professional golf Thursday, making four birdies in his first eight holes before stumbling to a 1-over-par 73 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge.
"02.12.2016 02:00:05" wsj.com Bond Market Slide Intensifies The rise in yields since July, with the 10-year Treasury note up by more than 1 percentage point in that time, has hammered debt issued in emerging markets and many U.S. states and cities. The worst bond rout in three years deepened Thursday, hammering debt issued in emerging markets and many U.S. states and cities, while sparing large companies the brunt of the impact.
"02.12.2016 01:35:06" wsj.com President-elect Donald Trump Names Gen. James Mattis as Pick for Defense Secretary The decision brings a longtime military hand, known for his battlefield toughness and intellectual heft, to the lead of the nation's armed forces as thousands of U.S. troops remain on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq. President-elect Donald Trump has tapped retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to become his secretary of defense—a choice that requires Congress to pass a special law for the recently retired military officer to take up the Pentagon's top post.
"02.12.2016 01:20:03" wsj.com Senate Joins House in Approving Extension of Iran Sanctions In a 99-0 vote, the Senate approved a bill that would extend sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile development and weapons programs not covered by last year's landmark nuclear agreement. The Senate unanimously approved legislation reauthorizing sanctions against Iran for the next decade.
"02.12.2016 01:00:24" wsj.com The British Want Their Cup Back The British founded the America's Cup, the roughly quadrennial competition to crown the world's best sailing team, in 1851. So it should be no surprise they are an early favorite to win next year's event. The founders of the America's Cup are a real threat to win the sailing event in Bermuda next year—something that hasn't happened in 166 years.
"02.12.2016 00:40:11" wsj.com Anthony Weiner Fined for Misuse of Campaign Funds Board officials said Mr. Weiner, a Democrat, had committed 10 violations of the city's campaign finance law. Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has been fined $64,956 by the New York City Campaign Finance Board for violations stemming from his 2013 bid for mayor.
"02.12.2016 00:20:08" wsj.com Rep. Keith Ellison Faces Critics Hoping to Derail His Bid to Run the DNC Without Democratic control of the White House or Congress, the party chairman must serve as chief spokesman—both in advancing Democratic positions and attacking Republicans—while also devising strategies for attracting swing and independent voters. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, who has campaigned hardest to become Democratic National Committee chairman, faces criticism from some fellow Democrats who object to having an elected officeholder in the job.
"02.12.2016 00:04:01" wsj.com Car Dealers Take Steps to Help 'Underwater' Buyers Trade Up In the housing industry, negative equity is typically seen as a deal breaker. The opposite is true in the car business. Auto buyers who owe more than their old cars are worth are getting financing incentives from dealers and manufacturers including rebates, long loan terms—and even cash.
"01.12.2016 23:40:06" wsj.com Homemade Peppermint Bark: An Easy Recipe for DIY Holiday Gifting Why send off the same old store-bought chocolate this holiday season when a tin of homemade peppermint bark is (literally) so much cooler? A beautiful batch of homemade peppermint bark is just 15 minutes of effort away.
"01.12.2016 23:20:07" wsj.com San Bernardino Seeks to Bridge Divide a Year After Terror Attack On the weekend before Thanksgiving, as the anniversary of the 2015 terror attack approached, a community interfaith council hosted a public event called “Bridges of Peace from Shadows of Grief.” Few areas have struggled as directly and painfully with Islamic State-inspired terrorism as San Bernardino and its neighboring towns in the year since a local couple killed 14 people and wounded 22 others.
"01.12.2016 23:00:29" wsj.com Miami Beach Penthouse Aims For Record $65 Million Sale If the seller, lawyer-turned-entrepreneur William Duker, gets his asking price, the property would set a new record for a residential sale in Miami. If this Miami Beach penthouse gets its $65 million asking price, it would set a record for the area.
"01.12.2016 22:40:13" wsj.com Trump's Wealthy Appointments Contrast With Populist Campaign Tone President-elect Donald Trump, who ran a populist campaign, so far is assembling one of the wealthiest administration teams in recent memory. Donald Trump, who ran a populist campaign, is picking from among the wealthiest as he starts forming his cabinet.
"01.12.2016 22:20:12" wsj.com Baby Boomers vs. Millennials: The Uneven Jobs Recovery Ahead of Friday's jobs report, the economic recovery has produced uneven results and unintended consequences for baby boomers and millennials. A rising jobs tide isn't lifting all boats equally. Employment for millennials is still lagging.
"01.12.2016 22:00:08" wsj.com Trump Takes Credit for Saving Indiana Jobs Indiana officials agreed to give United Technologies Corp. $7 million worth of tax breaks over 10 years to encourage the company's Carrier unit to keep about 1,100 jobs in the state, according to people familiar with the matter, a deal struck after President-elect Donald Trump took credit Thursday for saving manufacturing jobs in Indiana and vowed to pursue stiff penalties for other American companies that decide to move operations overseas.
"01.12.2016 21:06:49" wsj.com Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks CEO Starbucks Corp. Howard Schultz is stepping down as chief executive of the Starbucks Corp so he can devote all of his time to a new strategic initiative of opening high-end coffee shops for the 45-year-old company. Howard Schultz is stepping down as CEO of Starbucks.
"01.12.2016 21:05:03" wsj.com Abu Dhabi Sovereign-Wealth Fund Gets Entangled in Sprawling Global Scandal Ex-officials of an Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund IPIC are a focus in investigations into the missing billions from Malaysia's 1MDB Investigations of Malaysian money scandal now focus on former Abu Dhabi officials.
"01.12.2016 20:50:04" wsj.com Gatlinburg Residents Vow to Rebuild After Wildfires Ravage Area Residents of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and the surrounding area are dealing with the damage caused by this week's forest fires. The blazes killed at least seven people, destroyed homes and businesses, and forced people to flee for their lives. Residents of Gatlinburg, Tennesse are confronting the damage caused by this week's wildfires. 'We lost everything.'
"01.12.2016 20:30:33" wsj.com Indiana's Carrier Deal Could Complicate Firms' Plans to Move Factories Overseas United Technologies Corp.'s deal with Indiana to keep jobs in the state in exchange for tax incentives raises questions for other executives who plan to move factories overseas but face uncertainty about how Donald Trump's administration, with his stated Businesses that were planning to move factories overseas are uncertain about how the Trump administration will react.
"01.12.2016 20:20:09" wsj.com No, Alabama Can't Beat the Browns With a 12-0 college juggernaut Alabama and the Cleveland Browns, a 0-12 NFL disaster, a classic if flawed barroom debate returns. Sorry, Alabama is not good enough to beat the Cleveland Browns, says Jason Gay.
"01.12.2016 19:59:03" wsj.com Bob Dylan Is Blowin' Everybody Off, But Minnesotans Don't Mind Bob Dylan doesn't plan to attend the ceremony to accept the Nobel Prize. Fans in his home state of Minnesota are used to him not coming to celebrations to honor him. Bob Dylan said he would travel to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize at the awards ceremony “if it's at all possible.”
"01.12.2016 19:45:38" wsj.com French President Hollande Says He Won't Run for Re-Election President François Hollande said he wouldn't run for re-election in May, making him the first French president in postwar history to not seek a second mandate. President François Hollande said he wouldn't run for re-election in May.
"01.12.2016 19:30:07" wsj.com Carnival's Princess Cruise Lines Agrees to Fine, Will Plead Guilty to Pollution Charges Carnival Corp.'s Princess Cruise Lines agreed to pay a $40 million penalty and to plead guilty to seven criminal charges stemming from the cruise company's polluting the seas and efforts to cover it up. Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty and plead guilty to 7 criminal charges stemming from polluting the seas and the company's efforts to cover it up.
"01.12.2016 18:57:14" wsj.com Mike Wiley's Recipe for Olive Oil-Poached Cod With Cauliflower Couscous A gentle poach in a bath of olive oil renders cod remarkably tender and silky. In this recipe, Mike Wiley of Portland's Eventide Oyster Co. pairs the sumptuous fish with a lemony cauliflower couscous This simple technique is the secret to cooking silky, succulent fish.
"01.12.2016 18:02:27" wsj.com Gun-Sale Checks Climb Post-Election Federal background checks for new gun sales rose 14% in November from a year earlier, the 19th consecutive monthly rise, despite receding concerns about tougher gun laws following the Republican election triumph. The FBI reported that the surge in background checks surpassed the record set over the 2015 Black Friday shopping period.
"01.12.2016 17:40:14" wsj.com The Really Rich Got Richer, According to IRS's Top 400 The figures reveal the concentration of earnings at the pinnacle of the income distribution. The total income reported on the top 400 individual tax returns rose 20% in 2014, according to IRS data released Thursday.
"01.12.2016 17:20:11" wsj.com Imagining a Dystopia of the Dying Dollar The dollar has soared since Donald Trump was elected. Could the Trump administration bring forward the day the dollar loses its reserve-currency status? The markets aren't worried, and they have a good reason: alternatives to the greenback are hard to identify.
"01.12.2016 17:00:11" wsj.com Colombian Authorities Identify All 71 People Killed in Monday's Plane Crash Six people survived the crash, including three Chapecoense players. Colombian authorities on Thursday said they have positively identified all 71 people killed in Monday's tragic crash of a LaMia airlines flight outside Medellín that all but wiped out a Brazilian soccer team.
"01.12.2016 16:40:12" wsj.com Indiana Gives $7 Million in Tax Breaks to Keep Carrier Jobs The company still plans to move 600 jobs from the Carrier plant to Mexico. It also will proceed with plans to close a second plant in Indiana. Indiana officials have agreed to give United Technologies Corp. $7 million worth of tax breaks over 10 years to encourage the company's Carrier Corp. unit to keep about 1,000 jobs in the state, according to people familiar with the matter.
"01.12.2016 16:30:53" Pressure on Cuba to finish deals with General Electric, Google... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: U.S. pressuring Cuba to complete deals with GE, Google. Kubo and the Two Strings producer/director on the film's complex stop-action technology. Baseball's 'Big Papi', David Ortiz, enters the private-equity field. Waiting
"01.12.2016 16:20:04" wsj.com Facebook Could Develop Artificial Intelligence to Weed Out Fake News Facebook is trying to remove some of the stigma and mystery that surrounds AI in popular culture. Facebook's artificial intelligence know-how could help tackle some of its most pressing problems, such as the spread of misleading news, but executives say the social network first needs policies to guide how best to apply such capabilities.
"01.12.2016 16:00:52" wsj.com Ohio State Attack Prompts Colleges to Review Emergency-Response Plans When confronted by an active shooter, local and federal safety officials say, individuals should try to escape. Colleges in the U.S. are revisiting their emergency-response plans in the wake of the attack on the Ohio State University campus Monday that left 11 injured and the suspect dead.
"01.12.2016 15:40:03" wsj.com Auto Makers' November Sales on Track for Record Year-end incentive programs during Thanksgiving weekend and positive economic conditions have kept shoppers active. Auto makers reported U.S. sales on track for a record November as Black Friday deals, steep incentives and consumer confidence drew more car shoppers into showrooms.
"01.12.2016 15:20:06" wsj.com Giant Aluminum Stockpile Was Shipped From Mexico to Vietnam 500,000 metric tons of aluminum has been trucked out of the Mexican city of San José Iturbide and shipped to Vietnam A massive aluminum stockpile has been shipped from a Mexican desert to a remote Vietnamese port. The unusually large shipments have captivated traders and aluminum-industry experts and sparked worries about what it means for global markets and aluminum
"01.12.2016 15:00:41" What questions do you have ahead of Sunday's constitutional referendum in Italy? How might politics once again spiral through the markets? Post your questions for Markets Reporter Riva Gold and Chief European Commentator Simon Nixon in the comments below.
"01.12.2016 15:00:41" After Trump and Brexit, All Eyes Are on Italy What questions do you have ahead of Sunday's constitutional referendum in Italy? How might politics once again spiral through the markets? Post your questions for Markets Reporter Riva Gold and Chief European Commentator Simon Nixon in the comments below.
"01.12.2016 15:00:36" wsj.com China Stands to Gain From OPEC Deal If successfully implemented, the deal portends important shifts in how China buys foreign oil. For China's beleaguered oil sector, a deal by OPEC to cut output could offer a lifeline to an industry that has been hammered by low prices—and may also hasten its shift away from a heavy reliance on Saudi crude.
"01.12.2016 14:40:10" blogs.wsj.com Donald Trump, Hedging on Campaign Rhetoric, Tests Loyalists “We can't take everything so literally,” said Mike Albert, a Trump supporter from Lake Worth, Florida. Donald Trump is testing loyalists with pronouncements that seem at odds with his campaign rhetoric. But none of that fazes supporters who are less attracted to the details of his promises than they are to the can-do spirit he brings to Washington.
"01.12.2016 14:20:05" wsj.com With $720 Self-Tying Sneaker, Nike Loosens Ties to Retailers As shopping shifts online, Nike is moving to lessen its reliance on retailers. Nike is trotting out a pricey sneaker with self-tying laces, a high stakes test of the company's technology investments and efforts to sell more products directly to consumers.
"01.12.2016 13:58:00" wsj.com Russian President Vladimir Putin Calls for Cooperation on 'International Terrorism' With Donald Trump Administration President Obama has supported an array of Syrian rebel groups that are fighting to unseat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Russia backs. Russian President Vladimir Putin reached out to President-elect Donald Trump in a nationally televised address Thursday, appealing to the U.S. to join in Russia's “fight against international terrorism.”
"01.12.2016 13:30:18" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on today's top news, including OPEC's deal to cut output, the U.S. government is on track to forgive $108 billion in student debt and more. Sign up here for the daily newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/2gYxBLK
"01.12.2016 13:09:59" wsj.com Retailers Revamp Strategy to Handle Holiday-Season Demand Traditional retailers have been jamming stores with as much merchandise as possible and offering incentives to attract seasonal workers, while trying to bolster online business to maximize across-the-board sales. Toys “R” Us is trying to avoid a repeat of last Christmas, when it had to deploy an unusual step: “sales prevention.”
"01.12.2016 12:45:07" wsj.com Iraq's Abadi Draws Political Strength From Mosul Campaign Mr. Abadi seemed on the ropes just a few months ago Donning black military fatigues instead of his usual ill-fitting suits, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has managed to harness the long-awaited campaign to free Mosul from Islamic State, reinventing himself as a victorious war leader.
"01.12.2016 12:00:23" wsj.com Vying for Their Own Election Upset, Austrian Populists Forge Ties to Trump Allies Donald Trump's election has energized Austria's anti-immigrant Freedom Party, which sees years of efforts to establish political ties in the U.S. paying off just as its own candidate stands on the verge of the Austrian presidency. For Austria's anti-immigrant Freedom Party, Donald Trump's victory represents a new level of acceptance for the populist political movement in the West.
"01.12.2016 11:45:11" wsj.com European Policy Makers Brace for Italian Stress What more can the European Central Bank do if the outcome of Italy's referendum leads to further volatility? In the short-term not much, Simon Nixon writes What more can the European Central Bank do if the outcome of this weekend's Italian constitutional referendum leads to further volatility? In the short-term, not much, Simon Nixon writes.
"01.12.2016 11:30:19" blogs.wsj.com Indian Parliament's Canteen Gets a Card Machine Amid Cash Crunch The Indian Parliament's canteen--where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was photographed digging into a vegetarian lunch last year--now boasts a card machine to help lawmakers pay for their meals in the midst of a cash crunch. The Indian Parliament's canteen–where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was photographed digging into a vegetarian lunch last year–now boasts a card machine to help lawmakers pay for their meals in the midst of a cash crunch.
"01.12.2016 11:15:06" wsj.com Economy Trumps Politics: Why Some Investors Are Betting on Europe Ahead of this weekend's Italian referendum, some fund managers say a brighter economic outlook matters more than rising populism. As politics spook European markets ahead of Italy's referendum, some large fund managers are buying battered stocks and bonds in a bet that worries about rising populist movements are overblown.
"01.12.2016 10:30:11" blogs.wsj.com How The Stampede to Deposit Money is Hurting Banks in India The opposite of a bank run, it turns out, isn't a good thing either. In the case of India, it is a total banking mess. India's big bang demonetization program, aimed at rooting out “dirty” money from the economy, has forced $80 billion worth of old rupee What India's big bang demonetization program means for its banks? A total banking mess.
"01.12.2016 10:03:16" wsj.com Donald Trump to Visit Indianapolis, Cincinnati in First Public Events Since Election Day First public events in more than three weeks since winning the White House President-elect Donald Trump plans to visit two Midwestern cities symbolic of his surprising victory and begin a “thank you” tour expected to include further stops in the region and Florida.
"01.12.2016 08:45:11" wsj.com Ant Financial Apologizes for Online Gaffe Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial apologized after an Alipay feature drew criticism for promoting risque behavior. China Circuit columnist Li Yuan says the flap puts a spotlight on Alibaba's struggle with Tencent. “If you don't gift me, how can you get my contact info and become my friend?”
"01.12.2016 08:15:09" wsj.com Manila Placed on Highest Terror Alert Manila was placed on its highest terror alert for the first time in 16 years, after Philippine police arrested two alleged members of an Islamic extremist terror group over a makeshift bomb planted near the U.S. Embassy Monday. Manila was placed on its highest terror alert for the first time in 16 years, after Philippine police arrested two alleged members of an Islamic extremist terror group over a makeshift bomb planted near the U.S. Embassy.
"01.12.2016 07:45:10" blogs.wsj.com India's Supreme Court Says Movie Goers Must Listen to National Anthem Before Screenings The country's Supreme Court said in an order Wednesday that all movie theaters should play the national anthem with an image of the Indian tricolor on the screen before the start of any feature film. India's Supreme Court has ruled that the national anthem should be played before every film screening and that moviegoers should stand for it.
"01.12.2016 07:15:03" blogs.wsj.com India's Congress Party Twitter Accounts Explode With Expletives After Being Taken Over by Hackers The Congress Party's official Twitter account was apparently hacked Thursday morning, a day after its vice president Rahul Gandhi's feed erupted with abusive tweets following a similar breach. "What else do I have to say? I love looting the common people yo!" one of the mildest of the tweets from hackers read.
"01.12.2016 07:00:06" wsj.com OPEC Deal Pumps Up Asian Markets, Economies OPEC's recent breakthrough on production cuts is just the latest bullish indicator for a revival in inflation expectations, which is starting to boost Asian manufacturing and markets. Traders had written off the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries after a series of ineffective meetings over the past few years. But the group proved Thursday it still has the capacity to shock markets.
"01.12.2016 06:30:11" blogs.wsj.com What Donald Trump Said About Pakistan's Prime Minister Sharif President-elect Donald Trump has spoken with more than 40 foreign leaders since he won the Nov. 8 election, but his transition team has provided few details about what is discussed in those conversations. Pakistan says @[Donald J. Trump] just called its leader Nawaz Sharif a 'terrific guy'.
"01.12.2016 06:00:07" wsj.com U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag Setbacks for New Delhi's first homemade aircraft carrier slows efforts to face China on high seas. When top American naval engineers recently inspected India's first locally made aircraft carrier they expected to find a near battle-ready ship set to help counter China's growing sway in the Indian Ocean.
Instead, they discovered the carrier wouldn't be
"01.12.2016 05:30:20" wsj.com Amazon Uses Trucks to Drive Data Faster Amazon on Wednesday proposed a surprising way to move data from large corporate customers' data centers to its public cloud-computing operation: by truck. Networks can move massive amounts data only so fast. Trucks, it turns out, can move it faster.
"01.12.2016 05:00:22" wsj.com Trump's Treasury Choice Says 'No Absolute Tax Cut' for the Wealthy Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary said there will be 'no absolute tax cut' for high-income households, a promise at odds with tax proposals from Mr. Trump and House Republicans. Steven Mnuchin said that “Any reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions, so that there will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class.”
"01.12.2016 04:30:19" wsj.com In the Middle of the Action 'Immersive' art is more popular than ever, but is it just a passing trend? "Immersive" art is more popular than ever, but is it just a passing trend?
"01.12.2016 04:00:24" wsj.com Deduction Limits Pose Test for Donald Trump's Tax-Cut Plan Itemized deductions are on the chopping block as President-elect Donald Trump looks for ways to offset the revenue loss from his proposed tax-rate cuts. “There's just no way that restricting the deductions that Trump has talked about comes anywhere close to eliminating the tax cut for the wealthy in his plan.”
"01.12.2016 03:30:33" wsj.com In Trump Win, Gun Stock Smith & Wesson Loses Donald Trump's election victory could make times more difficult for gun maker Smith & Wesson, writes Steven Russolillo. -- Ahead of the Tape American's affection for guns is stronger than ever. The same can't be said for gun stocks.
"01.12.2016 02:58:09" blogs.wsj.com Ethics Office's Tweets at Donald Trump Cause a Stir A typically sedate government Twitter account sprang to life Wednesday in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he would exit his family business. “It is highly irregular that OGE is weighing in publicly regarding the President-elect's approach to conflicts.”
"01.12.2016 02:30:16" wsj.com Breitbart Takes Aim at Kellogg in Ad Dispute Kellogg on Tuesday said it would pull its ads from Breitbart News after consumers notified the manufacturer that its products were appearing on the site. Breitbart launched an online campaign for a boycott of Kellogg after the cereal maker said it would withdraw ads from the conservative website, citing concerns about its content.
"01.12.2016 02:10:06" wsj.com White House Pushing Cuba on Deals for GE, Google In addition, three American cruise lines are expected to announce deals to start service to Cuba, including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Royal Caribbean and Pearl Seas Cruises. General Electric and Google are among firms U.S. officials believe will secure agreements to operate in Cuba as the Obama administration presses Havana to complete pending deals before Donald Trump takes office.
"01.12.2016 01:50:04" wsj.com Laughter Is the Best Medicine to Gauge Social Ties People can tell a lot about two people laughing at the same time— “co-laughers.” Robert Sapolsky tells why. We can learn a surprising amount from two people laughing together.
"01.12.2016 01:30:12" wsj.com Older Viewers and Conservatives Are Watching Less NFL, Survey Finds Explanations for this year's sagging National Football League TV ratings have ranged from competition with election coverage to an overload of prime-time games to impatience with commercials. Many factors are dragging down NFL ratings, including a more pronounced decline in viewing by people over 45, interest in election coverage and frustration with commercials.
"01.12.2016 01:10:03" wsj.com Visit Myanmar's Capital Now! There's Still a Lot Not to See Naypyitaw (pronounced nay-pee-doh) is the city left behind, a testament to Myanmar's bumpy road toward reintegrating with the world under a new government. Aung San Suu Kyi's government inherited remote Naypyitaw, with its empty 20-lane highway and deserted attractions. What to do with it?
"01.12.2016 00:50:03" wsj.com Rep. Nancy Pelosi Keeps Hold of House Democratic Leader Post Mrs. Pelosi—who won with 134 votes, compared with 63 for Mr. Ryan—prevailed despite concerns from some rank-and-file Democrats that she represented an outdated approach that neglected to see the party's failure to connect with voters in the Midwest and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi beat back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan to win her party's election to serve as House Democratic leader again in the next Congress.
"01.12.2016 00:37:59" wsj.com Maryland Stands Down in 400-Year-Old Fight With West Virginia Over Potomac Water West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey had threatened to sue Maryland if the state refused to give it full rights to draw from the river, a portion of which defines the border between the two states. Maryland has agreed to give neighboring West Virginia unchecked access to water from the Potomac River, ending a flare up that briefly entangled consumer products giant Procter & Gamble.
"01.12.2016 00:10:09" wsj.com Jury Begins Deliberations in South Carolina Police Shooting Trial Mr. Slager is accused of willfully and wrongfully shooting Mr. Scott in the back as he ran away. The April 2015 shooting was captured on cellphone video, and illustrated vividly how video can contradict an official account. A jury began deliberating on whether former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager is guilty of unlawfully killing unarmed black motorist Walter Scott.
"30.11.2016 23:50:08" wsj.com Numbers Don't Add Up for Trump's Trillion-Dollar Building Plan “Build it and they will come” worked like a charm in Hollywood. Washington is a different story. Donald Trump's infrastructure plan has sent construction stocks soaring, but the proposed funding plan has glaring flaws.
"30.11.2016 23:30:24" blogs.wsj.com All-Time Highs? Many Investors Likely Had Meager Returns This Month “Where are these investment gains I keep reading about?” It's a question on the minds of investors this month as U.S. stock indexes hit records. For many, November is poised to deliver a a fairly average month of returns despite the gallons of ink spilled about the Trumponomics-fueled post-election rally.
"30.11.2016 23:10:09" wsj.com Steven Mnuchin's Defining Moment: Seizing Opportunity From the Financial Crisis The unusual deal, which led to protests from angry homeowners, eventually earned Mr. Mnuchin hundreds of millions of dollars in personal profits. Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary, who has worked for Goldman Sachs and George Soros, made millions buying failed IndyMac, giving him a résumé at odds with the president-elect's campaign rhetoric.
"30.11.2016 22:50:04" wsj.com The Latest, Greatest Threat to the Euro: Populism In the coming year, the eurozone will host at least five elections or referendums that could bring a populist, euroskeptic party to power. In effect, the common currency is about to play multiple rounds of Russian roulette. The euro has survived sovereign default, recessions, banking crises and bailouts. It may not survive populism, Greg Ip writes.
"30.11.2016 22:30:46" wsj.com What Treasury Nominee Steven Mnuchin Means for the Mortgage Market Mr. Mnuchin said during an interview Wednesday on Fox Business that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be released from government control and that the Trump administration “will get it done reasonably fast.” Steven Mnuchin is a stranger to government, but President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Treasury secretary certainly has experience in the mortgage market—and he appears intent on rapidly changing housing finance policy.
"30.11.2016 22:10:06" wsj.com Ohio State Attacker May Have Been Inspired by ISIS Law-enforcement officials who are working to piece together the former student's last hours before he plowed a car into a group of pedestrians and then slashed a number of them. The suspect in Monday's attack at Ohio State University may have been inspired by Islamic State or a radical U.S.-born cleric, according to law-enforcement officials.
"30.11.2016 21:06:48" wsj.com Crash Deaths of Local Soccer Heroes Hit Chapecó Hard Wearing green-striped jerseys, soccer fans arrived in couples and teary-eyed clusters of friends at the Arena Condá, a site of recent celebration now forever transformed into haunted ground. “It was as if the floor fell out from beneath us. The only thing we could do was put on the Chapecoense shirt and pray.”
"30.11.2016 20:33:09" wsj.com The Cable-Cutting Dream Is Kind of a Myth Review of DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue: Geoffrey A. Fowler explains how to get the most from the new world of streaming TV Want to cut cable? Prepare to replace it with something that looks a lot like cable.
"30.11.2016 20:00:17" wsj.com Close Calls on U.S. Airport Runways
Rise Sharply FAA officials said in total, there were more than 1,560 instances nationwide when planes came closer than permitted to each other. Hazardous runway incidents at U.S. airports in fiscal 2016 increased for the third year in a row, significantly exceeding federal safety targets over five months and climbing 25% overall from the previous year.
"30.11.2016 19:40:03" wsj.com Netflix Now Lets You Download, But Many Top Shows Are Off Limits The downloading process is fairly straightforward. Netflix is now letting subscribers download shows and movies to iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets at no extra cost. But many of its hottest shows aren't available for offline viewing.
"30.11.2016 19:20:04" wsj.com OPEC Deal Could Be a Boon to World Economy Amid Shifting Dynamics Higher oil prices should help stimulate growth in the world's largest economic engine, the U.S. Traditional economics says a boost in oil prices is bad for global growth, but higher crude prices stemming from OPEC's production deal could bolster several nations' economies.
"30.11.2016 19:00:17" wsj.com Plane's Fuel Capacity Questioned as Colombia Identifies Crash Victims The LaMia airlines charter flight was carrying the flight crew, about 20 journalists, and the Associação Chapecoense de Futebol. Colombian authorities said they have identified 27 of the 71 people killed in Monday's airplane crash outside Medellín, Colombia, amid indications that the plane barely had enough fuel capacity to complete its long flight from Bolivia.
"30.11.2016 18:40:07" wsj.com Getting a New Health Law Through Senate Will Be a Test With full control of Congress and the White House, Republicans have anticipated being able to repeal the law using a special budget maneuver. Republicans on Capitol Hill are grappling with the likelihood that they will need Democratic support to pass parts of any plan replacing the Affordable Care Act, setting up a complex legislative battle over the law's future.
"30.11.2016 18:20:08" wsj.com Donald Trump Weighing Four Candidates for Secretary of State Post Mr. Spicer said a decision isn't expected by the end of this week. President-elect Donald Trump has narrowed his search for a Secretary of State nominee down to “four finalists,” transition spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.
"30.11.2016 18:00:18" wsj.com How Well Do Airfare Predictors Work? New tools dare to forecast seemingly erratic airfares by crunching vast amounts of historical data and factoring in airline behavior and economic conditions. Scott McCartney looks at how often Kayak, Hopper and Google Flights make the right call to buy or wait.
"30.11.2016 17:40:09" wsj.com Charlotte Police Officer Cleared in Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott Keith Lamont Scott's family has said he was holding a book while waiting for his child at a bus stop on Sept. 20 when he was shot. Prosecutors said a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer acted appropriately in the September fatal shooting of a black man that sparked violent protests in the city.
"30.11.2016 17:20:11" wsj.com Top Colleges in the South for Diversity Johnson & Wales University-North Miami ranks No.1 for school environment in the region in the WSJ/THE College Rankings. Among Southern leaders for diversity, the University of Miami has the highest overall WSJ/THE ranking, at No. 37 nationally.
"30.11.2016 17:00:12" wsj.com Rep. Nancy Pelosi Keeps Hold of House Democratic Leader Post California Rep. Nancy Pelosi beat back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan to win her party's election to serve as House Democratic leader again in the next Congress. California Rep. Nancy Pelosi beat back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan to win her party's election to serve as House Democratic leader again in the next Congress.
"30.11.2016 16:40:07" wsj.com Jim Delligatti, Who Invented the Big Mac, Dies at Age 98 Jim Delligatti, who livened up McDonald's menu by inventing the Big Mac, died earlier this week at his home in Fox Chapel, a suburb of Pittsburgh, his family said. The original price for McDonald's Big Mac was 45 cents in 1967, compared with an average of about $5 today. The fast-food chain put the Big Mac, invented by franchisee Jim Delligatti, on its national menu in 1968.
"30.11.2016 16:30:41" Arianna Huffington on her new venture, Thrive Global, which ho... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: Arianna Huffington on Thrive Global, her new company aiming to disspell the myth that burnout is the key to success. Holiday shopping strategies to find the best prices. Do airfare prediction tools actually work? Curbing
"30.11.2016 16:20:04" wsj.com Over One Million Google Accounts Hit by Malicious Apps Malicious software disguised as legitimate apps for Android smartphones and tablets has seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August, according to research from security firm Check Point. Malware disguised as legitimate Android apps seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August.
"30.11.2016 16:00:23" wsj.com Valeant's Discussions to Sell Salix to Takeda Have Broken Down Valeant's talks to sell a stomach-drug business to Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical for roughly $10 billion have broken down amid last-minute disagreements over price and other matters. Valeant's talks to sell its Salix stomach-drug business to Takeda for roughly $10 billion have broken down.
"30.11.2016 15:42:44" wsj.com OPEC Reaches Deal to Cut Oil Production OPEC representatives reached a deal to cut oil production after months of wrangling, in an effort to lift sagging prices and reassert its influence over a market increasingly dominated by the U.S., Russia and others outside the cartel. OPEC representatives reached a deal to cut oil production after months of wrangling.
"30.11.2016 15:10:02" wsj.com Miami Neighborhood Gets a High-Tech Makeover The $1 billion project, which the developers are dubbing “Innovation District,” will be developed in multiple phases over several years. A pair of private developers are looking to build a technology and cultural hub in a faded manufacturing neighborhood in Miami.
"30.11.2016 14:50:03" blogs.wsj.com Morgan Stanley Fund Slashes Valuation of Its Holding in India's Flipkart by 38% A Morgan Stanley Investment Management Fund has slashed the valuation of its holding in India's leading e-commerce firm Flipkart Internet Pvt. by 38%, as the startup faces increased competition from U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc. and others. A Morgan Stanley Fund has cut its valuation of Flipkart as the Indian e-commerce company faces tough competition.
"30.11.2016 14:30:12" wsj.com How to Be a Smarter Holiday Shopper How to be a smarter holiday shopper in a confusing season. Here are six strategies from people who shop a lot and take it as the serious sport it is. Step one: Have a plan.
"30.11.2016 14:08:05" blogs.wsj.com U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag Setbacks for New Delhi's first homemade aircraft carrier slows efforts to face China on high seas. U.S. officials hoping to enlist India as a bulwark against China were alarmed to find the South Asian country's first locally made aircraft carrier wouldn't be operational for up to a decade.
"30.11.2016 13:52:07" wsj.com Trump Treasury Choice Steven Mnuchin Vows to 'Strip Back' Dodd-Frank Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary said Wednesday that he would focus on rolling back parts of the landmark 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law enacted in the wake of the financial crisis. "The number one problem with Dodd-Frank is that it's way too complicated and cuts back lending," Steven Mnuchin told CNBC.
"30.11.2016 13:34:09" wsj.com Donald Trump Says He Will Leave His Business 'in Total' President-elect Donald Trump said that he would be 'leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country,' responding to criticism that his global real-estate empire might pose unprecedented conflicts of interest for a U.S. In a series of tweets, Donald Trump said he would be leaving the Trump Organization.
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"30.11.2016 12:59:11" wsj.com What Is Italy's Five Star Movement? The populist Five Star Movement has become Italy's biggest political opposition group The populist Five Star Movement has become Italy's biggest political opposition group. It doesn't consider itself left wing or right wing—or even a political "party." So what is the Five Star Movement, and what does it stand for? Niki Blasina explains.
"30.11.2016 12:12:11" wsj.com U.S. to Forgive at Least $108 Billion in Student Debt GAO report offers first full cost estimate of debt-relief programs, berates Education Department over accounting methods The federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in U.S. student debt in coming years.
"30.11.2016 11:26:39" wsj.com Saudis Go Online to Intercept Militant Recruits Every day after work, Abdulrazaq al Morjan spends hours on Twitter to infiltrate networks of young Islamic radicals and stop groups like Islamic State from recruiting them A team of volunteers in Saudi Arabia is using Islam to intercept potential Islamic State recruits online.
"30.11.2016 10:40:58" wsj.com Birthday at Burberry? Luxury Brands Add Personal Services Stores cater to customers' whims as a way to boost their spending; dropping in for champagne and a chat Burberry store employees have taken on some new duties: organizing birthday parties, private dinners and art-gallery visits for high-spending shoppers.
"30.11.2016 09:32:10" wsj.com U.K. Passes Wide-Ranging Surveillance Bill That Critics Say Goes Too Far A sweeping British surveillance bill passed into law Tuesday The lw requires communications companies to keep records of every website, message service individuals access for a year.
"30.11.2016 09:30:21" wsj.com Samsung Tries to Appease Investors But Delays Big Changes Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong is betting that more dividend increases and a new independent director will buy some time amid growing calls for a restructuring of South Korea's biggest conglomerate. Third-generation Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has signaled his intention to try to streamline the tangle of affiliates that constitutes the Samsung empire as he prepares to take the reins from his ailing father.
"30.11.2016 09:00:16" wsj.com RBS Must Add $2.5 Billion in Capital After Failing BOE Stress Test Royal Bank of Scotland must add around $2.5 billion in capital after failing a Bank of England stress test, which also exposed weaknesses at Barclays and Standard Chartered. The Bank of England said that RBS needed to thicken its capital cushion to withstand a severe economic shock.
"30.11.2016 08:30:08" wsj.com Higher Rates Don't Mean Lower House Prices After All With home values recovering, now comes the hard part: sustaining prices in a period of rising rates, writes Steven Russolillo. -- Ahead of the Tape Housing's lost decade is finally over.
"30.11.2016 07:50:06" wsj.com Before Politics, Steven Mnuchin Was Hollywood Player If appointed as Treasury secretary, he could link some of L.A.'s movers and shakers to White House. Like his new boss, Steven Mnuchin was well known in Hollywood before his turn in the political spotlight.
"30.11.2016 07:20:02" wsj.com Goldman Sachs at Center of Politics, Money and Public Furor Once Again While critics have pointed to Goldman Sachs's extensive ties to government as a sign of Wall Street's outsize influence, the firm's partners have long viewed public service as an important coda to a finance career. Goldman Sachs's ties to Washington extend beyond the Treasury.
"30.11.2016 06:50:04" wsj.com Cuba's Fidel Castro Eulogized at Rally in Havana Leaders from around the world convened in Havana for a rousing rally to honor former Cuban President Fidel Castro, the polarizing revolutionary whose death has triggered days of carefully orchestrated memorials in this island nation. “Farewell, dear brother. Farewell, revolutionary.”
"30.11.2016 06:20:05" wsj.com Lego Copies Minecraft, the Videogame That Copied Lego In the new 'Lego Worlds,' players manipulate virtual bricks as they encounter friend and foe—just like in the wildly popular game franchise from Microsoft-owned Mojang. LEGO wants a piece of Minecraft's blockbuster videogame success.
"30.11.2016 05:50:02" wsj.com OPEC Deal to Curb Production in Doubt; Oil Prices Rebound Crude futures rebounded slightly, though market participants aren't optimistic that Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries members will come to an agreement on production cuts later today. An OPEC deal would be aimed at cutting into a global oversupply of oil that has severely depressed prices since 2014.
"30.11.2016 05:20:06" wsj.com Company Earnings Show Strength as U.S. Growth Picks Up Corporate profits continued to rebound in the third quarter alongside solid growth in the broader U.S. economy. Corporate profits continued to rebound last quarter alongside solid growth in the broader U.S. economy.
"30.11.2016 04:50:07" wsj.com Bruce Arena Outlines His Plan for U.S. Soccer Bruce Arena is taking a radically different approach in all facets of job than the recently fired Jurgen Klinsmann; 'we're not going to look like Barcelona' “We're not going to look like Barcelona...There is nothing wrong with counter-attacking. Real Madrid does it pretty well if you watch them lately.”
"30.11.2016 04:20:05" wsj.com Trump Voters Like Samsung; Clinton Voters Like Apple The divides of the 2016 election season run deeper than political beliefs—they also extend to the lifestyle choices of each party's voters, according to data from Simmons Research. Photo: Joel Marklund/Bildbryan/Zuma Press; Carlo Allegri/Reuters Trump voters like Samsung; Clinton voters like Apple.
"30.11.2016 03:50:05" wsj.com When Shopping Online, Can You Trust the Reviews? Why are retailers encouraging shoppers to write online reviews? Because they help sales and credibility; the magic of 4.2 stars The magic of 4.2 stars.
"30.11.2016 03:20:03" wsj.com Home Prices Recover Ground Lost During Bust U.S. home prices have climbed back above the record reached more than a decade ago, bringing to a close the worst period for the housing market since the Great Depression and stoking optimism for a more sustainable expansion. The new record tops the previous peak from a decade ago, capping a four-year recovery.
"30.11.2016 02:50:06" wsj.com Donald Trump to Pick Ex-Banker Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Nominee President-elect Donald Trump will name longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, a transition official said. President-elect Donald Trump will name longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, turning to a campaign loyalist and fundraiser for the incoming administration's top economic cabinet post.
"30.11.2016 02:20:07" wsj.com In the Upside-Down World of Zimbabwe, $100 Trades for $102 A severe dollar shortage in this Southern African country has led to varying, and unprecedented, dollar-for-dollar exchange rates. The scramble for dollars was compounded Monday when the central bank started issuing a parallel currency. In Zimbabwe, a U.S. dollar is no longer worth a U.S. dollar.
"30.11.2016 02:00:47" wsj.com Canada Issues Split Decision on Oil Pipelines Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau turned down a proposed Enbridge Inc. pipeline to the West Coast that had become a flashpoint for protesters, while approving a less controversial expansion of an existing Kinder Morgan Inc. corridor that will offer Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the rejection of the controversial Northern Gateways project but approved Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.
"30.11.2016 01:40:06" wsj.com China Is Positioned to Fill the Breach if U.S. Downgrades Ties with Cuba While Moscow's economic and military role in Cuba is now a shadow of its former self, Beijing has grown to become Cuba's second-largest trading partner after Venezuela, which is now mired in a deep economic crisis. A reversal of President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba, as threatened by President-elect Donald Trump this week, would leave a bigger opening off the U.S. coast for another great military power: China.
"30.11.2016 01:20:03" wsj.com Tiger Woods Resumes Journey Without a Destination The former world No. 1 will play his first event in 16 months with humble expectations for success in the sport he long ruled. When Tiger Woods reemerges this week for his first competitive golf tournament in 16 months, his demeanor will be almost unrecognizable. The pretense of greatness, which Woods maintained even in his worst moments, is gone.
"30.11.2016 01:00:11" wsj.com Donald Trump and Wall Street Make Up Quickly Bank executives and lobbyists are helping raise the millions Mr. Trump needs to finance his transition and inaugural festivities. After largely opposing his presidential campaign, financial-services executives are making fast friends with President-elect Donald Trump.
"30.11.2016 00:40:06" wsj.com Snapchat Spectacles Review: The Dos and Don'ts Spectacles record 10-second clips with the tap of a button. WSJ's Joanna Stern has some rules for people who plan to wear camcorders on their faces. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal. Don't be creepy. If you're going to wear the much-hyped Snapchat Spectacles, you should follow these rules:
"30.11.2016 00:20:12" wsj.com Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Texas Death-Penalty Rules The factors that Texas courts employ “are really intended to limit the classification of those persons with intellectual disability as defined by an almost uniform medical consensus,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said at legal arguments in a case involving a The Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday of Texas legal rules that permit execution of convicts who are considered intellectually disabled under current medical standards.
"30.11.2016 00:00:45" wsj.com Top Colleges in the West for Academic Resources Top colleges in the West for academic resources from the WSJ/THE College Rankings. Our list of leading colleges for academic resources in the West is topped by Caltech (No. 10 overall nationally) and Stanford (No. 1 overall).
"29.11.2016 23:40:06" wsj.com Thousands Protest Brazilian President Ahead of Vote on Public-Spending Cap The demonstrators were mostly from leftist groups who supported former President Dilma Rousseff, who was ousted in August accused of budget crimes. Thousands of demonstrators on Tuesday evening staged one of the strongest protests against Brazilian President Michel Temer and his fiscal-austerity agenda, turning over cars and trying to break into the country's Senate as police fired tear gas and what
"29.11.2016 23:20:06" wsj.com Donald Trump to Name Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary\ Donald Trump will name Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary, a transition official said Tuesday, selecting a fellow businessman whose name rings out in the Rust Belt. For some, Wilbur Ross was nothing short of a savior of the steel industry—someone willing to risk his money to save thousands of jobs. For others, he was a vulture who cut jobs and pensions, and forced pain on a once proud industry.
"29.11.2016 23:00:07" wsj.com Trump Plans to Name Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary Mr. Mnuchin built his career sniffing out undervalued assets and converting them into massive profits. But perhaps his greatest trade just came in the political arena. President-elect Donald Trump will name longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, turning to a campaign loyalist and fundraiser for the incoming administration's top economic cabinet post.
"29.11.2016 22:45:10" wsj.com Potential Cabinet Pick Wilbur Ross Jr. Has Used Trade to His Benefit The 79-year-old private-equity investor knows the issue cold, with major investments showing the potential upsides of increased trade for U.S. companies as well as potential downsides for American workers. As Trump's commerce secretary pick, Wilbur Ross Jr. will be tasked with trying to bring home manufacturing jobs that have fled overseas.
"29.11.2016 22:30:37" wsj.com U.S. Declines to Send Formal Delegation to Castro Service Instead, two administration officials traveled to Cuba for Tuesday's service. They are Ben Rhodes, a deputy national-security adviser who led Mr. Obama's effort to re-establish relations with Cuba, and Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the diplomat who has served as President Barack Obama decided not to send an official U.S. delegation to the memorial service for Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the White House said.
"29.11.2016 22:15:04" wsj.com How to Tell Which News Is Fake Fake news stories that go viral are often exposed by such websites as Snopes.com, FactCheck.org and FirstDraftNews.com. Following them on Twitter and Facebook will yield a steady stream of informative posts. A growing number of organizations are offering consumers help in understanding what kind of content they're reading, who are the sources and whether the evidence offered is credible.
"29.11.2016 21:40:07" wsj.com Chicago Expands Program to Sell Residents Vacant Lots for $1 The initiative is among several steps that cities are taking to boost property values in all areas across the city. Chicago is expanding a program that will allow those living in less-wealthy neighborhoods to buy vacant city-owned land on their block for $1, in a bid to bolster struggling neighborhoods.
"29.11.2016 21:20:07" wsj.com Brazilian City Chapecó Mourns Loss of Its Beloved Soccer Team The plane crash in Colombia that killed most members of the Chapecoense soccer team plunged the international football world into mourning. Nowhere was the grief stronger than in Chapecó, a city of about 210,000 residents in a heavily agricultural region of the state of Santa Catarina.
"29.11.2016 21:07:54" wsj.com Online Shopping Adds Muscle to Holiday Sales E-commerce accounted for 25% of consumer spending on Black Friday and the two days prior, up from 18% last year. As the holiday spending season kicks off, online shopping is emerging as a clear winner, helped by increased use of mobile phones.
"29.11.2016 20:46:28" wsj.com Donald Trump Signals Big Health Policy Changes Are Coming The pair would take leading roles in implementing longstanding Republican health-care ideas, including voiding the Affordable Care Act. Nominations of Tom Price, Seema Verma suggest full speed ahead of dismantling of Affordable Care Act
"29.11.2016 20:40:03" wsj.com Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Star Power to 'The Hamilton Mixtape' On 'The Hamilton Mixtape,' hip-hop, R&B and pop stars from Busta Rhymes to Kelly Clarkson cover or reinterpret tunes from Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash musical. From the Roots to Busta Rhymes, Lin-Manuel Miranda adds star power to "The Hamilton Mixtape"
"29.11.2016 20:18:25" wsj.com Snapchat Spectacles Review: Wearing a Camera Is Cool … and Creepy Spectacles are so simple that they're tough to “review” but here's my bottom line: They're totally awesome not because of the hardware but in spite of it. Snapchat Spectacles: What happens when you wear a video camera? Joanna Stern reviews.
"29.11.2016 20:06:44" wsj.com Italy: The Next Stop on Populism's Global March Italy's national referendum Sunday represents a vote of confidence in Matteo Renzi's government, and a possible opening for the populist 5 Star Movement. Italian voters will decide Sunday on a constitutional change that would effectively strip the Senate of most of its powers.
"29.11.2016 19:35:03" wsj.com Armageddon Looms at World Chess Championships Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin will break their tie with speed chess and, if needed, the dreaded 'Armageddon Game.' Carlsen and Karjakin will play a series of rapid and blitz games Wednesday, possibly resulting in an ultimate, and rare, “Armageddon Game.”
"29.11.2016 19:13:03" blogs.wsj.com For $5,000, Wealthy Supporters Can Have Breakfast With President-Elect Trump Donald Trump's transition team is offering supporters a rare opportunity: breakfast in New York with the next president for $5,000 — pocket change for many of the team's wealthy fundraisers. The Trump transition team's finance committee includes a billionaire investor, casino owner, real estate magnate and lobbyist.
"29.11.2016 18:20:13" wsj.com Police Search Home, Electronics of Suspect in Ohio State Campus Attack The attack is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, though officials haven't reached a conclusion about his motive. Police in Columbus, Ohio, are executing search warrants on the home and electronic devices of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the suspect in a vehicle-and-knife attack that left 11 injured at Ohio State University on Monday.
"29.11.2016 18:00:17" wsj.com How to Build Instant Rapport in an Interview How bartenders, comedians and police investigators build a connection quickly. The ability to spark rapport quickly in a job interview can have a big impact on the outcome.
"29.11.2016 17:45:12" wsj.com Facebook Tries to Hook Users Longer With Games in News Feed, Messenger Facebook is trying to reignite its presence in gaming while transforming Messenger into a hub for shopping, news and entertainment. Facebook has launched a new way to play games on the social network and in its messaging app, the latest effort to get people to spend more time in its ecosystem.
"29.11.2016 17:35:04" wsj.com Drug, Medical-Device Bill Headed for Floor Votes Senate action could follow within days after the House acts. A $6.3-billion bill heading for a vote in the final weeks before Congress adjourns would provide an infusion of money for biomedical research and opioid-addiction therapy while taking steps favored by drug and medical-device companies to ease federal
"29.11.2016 17:25:12" wsj.com Out of Office: Workers Try a Year on the Road Participants travel to 12 different cities in 12 months, and must persuade their bosses that they will stay productive. Remote Year, a program that plucks employees from their work environment and sends them on a round-the-world trip with fellow professionals, aims to show the strictly office-based job is obsolete in the era of email, video calls and truly global
"29.11.2016 17:00:16" wsj.com Italy: The Next Stop on Populism's Global March Pledge by Italy's Renzi to resign in case of NO vote on Sunday could open door to populists. Italy's national referendum Sunday represents a vote of confidence in Matteo Renzi's government, and a possible opening for the populist 5 Star Movement.
"29.11.2016 16:45:16" wsj.com Wildfires Force Evacuations of Tennessee Towns The fires caused residents to abandon homes and businesses, including Dolly Parton's amusement park Dollywood. Wildfires fanned by strong winds forced the evacuation Monday night of the Tennessee towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, popular tourist destinations in the Smoky Mountains.
"29.11.2016 16:30:30" Housing back to pre-recession levels. Giving Tuesday: tips to ... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: Housing prices reach their highest levels since before the recession. What's the smartest way to donate on GivingTuesday? How to get the callback after a job interview. The holiday season's safest (and most fun) toys.
"29.11.2016 16:30:20" wsj.com Nintendo-Themed Attractions Coming to Universal Parks & Resorts Nintendo has been struggling as a result of fierce competition from rivals such as Sony Corp.'s PlayStation and smartphones as a game platform. Nintendo will open an area dedicated to its famous game characters inside theme-parks of Universal Parks & Resorts in Hollywood, Orlando and Japan's Osaka, the two companies announced on Tuesday.
"29.11.2016 16:15:10" wsj.com Aaron Rodgers and the Mystery of the Sideline Tent Aaron Rodgers befuddled America when he disappeared inside a camping tent during Monday night's game. Possible theories as to what the Green Bay Packers' quarterback was doing when he disappeared inside a camping tent during Monday's game.
"29.11.2016 16:00:06" wsj.com More Whites Die Than Are Born in One-Third of States States like Florida, with its stable of retirees, have watched white deaths outpace births since the end of the last century. More white people are dying than being born in about one-third of U.S. states, a new peak in a trend that is reshaping the social, political and economic landscape of the country.
"29.11.2016 15:45:17" wsj.com Get Thee to a Brokerage! Low Rates Turn Nuns Into Traders As the European Central Bank began cutting rates, a German convent needed a new investment strategy. Nuns on the run... from negative interest rates. German nuns start trading.
"29.11.2016 14:53:16" wsj.com Uber's 'Not a Taxi Company' Defense on Trial in EU Many regulators and taxi companies argue that Uber is a scofflaw that has raised more than $11 billion in capital to steamroll into countries. Uber has long tried to fight local transportation laws by saying it isn't a transportation company. Judges in Luxembourg heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could decide whether that defense will work in Europe.
"29.11.2016 14:30:05" wsj.com Manufacturers Take a Page From Mother Nature Big manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Daimler and Siemens are taking notice. Leaps forward in computing power, imaging and metal 3-D printing technology are allowing engineers like never before to develop products based on designs in nature.
"29.11.2016 14:10:10" blogs.wsj.com Trump Calls For Punishment for U.S. Flag Burning; Here's Why It's Legal In 1989 Justice Scalia joined a Supreme Court decision finding that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right to burn the flag. President-elect Donald J. Trump called Tuesday morning for jailing or even stripping American citizenship as punishment for burning the American flag—putting himself at odds with the Supreme Court justice he cites as his model, the late Antonin Scalia.
"29.11.2016 13:50:07" wsj.com Ticket Showdown Tests FIFA's Appetite for Change FIFA's effort has set up a showdown between the organization's new power structure and one of its most entrenched contractors. As FIFA tries to overhaul its operations, few have more to lose than two largely unknown brothers—Jaime and Enrique Byrom, who have spent the past three decades amassing a fortune overseeing the ticketing contracts for some of the biggest international
"29.11.2016 13:30:12" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on today's top news, including Jared Kushner's conflicts of interest, the high-profile investors behind Theranos and more. Sign up here for the daily newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/2g1iPj7
"29.11.2016 13:01:16" wsj.com Consumer Choices Reflected the Nation's Political Divide Voters in strongholds for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton differed greatly in their shopping, entertainment and lifestyle preferences, data show The divides that emerged in the 2016 presidential campaign reach beyond the red and blue of the Electoral College map. They extend to the shopping, entertainment and lifestyle choices of each party's members, data show.
"29.11.2016 12:12:06" wsj.com Saudi Arabia Faces Cuts Dilemma Ahead of OPEC Meeting If the country wants production cuts, it might have to make most of them itself Saudi Arabia enters the final day of negotiations before a crucial OPEC meeting with a stark choice: Take on the lion's share of oil-output cuts, or walk away from a deal if other producers won't help.
"29.11.2016 11:48:33" wsj.com Soccer Team Among 76 Dead in Colombian Plane Crash The plane crashed as it approached Medellín international airport, sparking a rescue operation in the mountainous region An aircraft carrying 81 people, including the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team, crashed in Colombia, killing 76 of the people on board.
"29.11.2016 09:54:30" wsj.com Embattled South Korean President Park Opens Door to Leaving Office Thousands in South Korea have been calling for the departure of President Park Geun-hye South Korea's scandal-hit leader stops short of resigning in a nationally televised speech, leaving her fate in the hands of the legislature.
"29.11.2016 09:15:11" wsj.com In Long Arc of U.S.-China Ties, Trump's a Curveball American blue-collar fears tilted the election and recalled 19th-century riots against Chinese workers. Since then, the two countries have intertwined in ways that make a full-on trade war unlikely. In both countries, the popular mood is souring. Donald J. Trump's campaign rhetoric on China—it is “raping” America, he raged—is echoed in official denunciations of America in China.
"29.11.2016 08:30:08" wsj.com Can Stocks, Bonds, Metals, Currencies All Be Wrong About Trump? Yes If all asset classes are shouting the same thing, can they all be wrong? Quite easily, says James Mackintosh. History suggests the initial reaction by investors after a U.S. election isn't always the right one.
"29.11.2016 08:30:07" wsj.com Nissan Revs Up Plans for the Connected Car Nissan Motor said it planned to accelerate the penetration of internet-connected vehicles by offering a connection device to existing customers in Japan and India starting next year. Nissan has been among the most aggressive car makers in putting connection technology in lower-priced vehicles. Now, it is expanding the offering to owners of older models.
"29.11.2016 08:00:36" wsj.com Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia Chartered aircraft with 81 people on board crashed on way to Medellín; at least six reportedly survived. A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, crashed on its way to Medellín's international airport.
"29.11.2016 07:30:35" wsj.com Apple Wins Battle With Australia Banks Over Mobile Payments Apple has won a battle with Australia's largest banks, which have been trying to force the tech company to offer them access to its Apple Pay technology, which allows smartphones and tablets to communicate with payment terminals. The decision could help smooth Apple Pay's difficult entry into Australia, where mobile-payment technology is more advanced than in the U.S.
"29.11.2016 07:15:07" blogs.wsj.com 5 Reasons Why There Is Opposition to India's Currency Move While Narendra Modi's supporters have said the short-term pain of having to change money and wait in ATM queues is worth it, those opposed to it say the step was poorly planned and has created the unnecessary hardship. Some of those opposed to @[Narendra Modi]'s move to replace large-denomination notes say the step was badly managed.
"29.11.2016 06:30:15" wsj.com South Korea's Scandal-Hit President Says Legislature Can Decide Her Fate Thousands in South Korea have been calling for the departure of President Park Geun-hye, whose standing has been deeply tarnished in recent weeks by a corruption scandal, but in an address Tuesday she stopped short of resigning. In a brief speech, Park Geun-hye apologized again for a widening political scandal that has dragged down her popularity, saying that she would be open to relinquishing power, but would ultimately allow the National Assembly to determine whether she
"29.11.2016 06:30:07" wsj.com OPEC Discord Sends Oil Prices Lower Crude-oil futures fell in Asia due to growing doubts that the world's biggest oil producers would reach a deal to cut global output. All eyes are on the OPEC meeting on Wednesday in Vienna.
"29.11.2016 06:00:07" wsj.com Numbers of Japanese Elders in Workforce Soar Tight labor market prompts employers to increasingly turn to senior citizens for jobs that younger workers shun. More elder Japanese are now entering the workforce.
"29.11.2016 05:30:06" wsj.com The Best Books of 2016 for People of a Certain Age Among the best books for inspiration in your later years: a guide to staying fit, an immersion into the 1960s and a writer takes stock at 60. Life's next chapter is yours to write.
"29.11.2016 05:00:04" wsj.com U.N. Is Poised to Tighten Sanctions on North Korean Over Nuclear Programs The United Nations Security Council is set to adopt a U.S.-led resolution aimed at slashing North Korea's coal export revenues by 60% in response to the country's nuclear test in September, U.S. officials said. The officials said the new sanctions represent a “significant step forward” in closing existing loopholes and squeezing Pyongyang of hard-currency revenues it needs to keep its military and nuclear programs afloat.
"29.11.2016 04:30:14" wsj.com Low-Income Housing Shown to Not Weigh on Nearby Property Values Housing units earmarked for low-income residents have virtually no impact on surrounding property values in major U.S. metro areas, according to an analysis of home-price data. Across the 20 metro areas, the study found no significant difference in price per square foot when looking at properties closest to the low-income units and those farther out.
"29.11.2016 04:00:19" wsj.com A Mental Test Before Surgery More hospitals evaluate patients for memory and thinking problems amid evidence the trauma of an operation can worsen cognitive decline. Evaluating patients for memory and thinking problems can help doctors anticipate how patients will tolerate the surgery and follow care instructions once they get home
"29.11.2016 03:40:10" wsj.com AT&T Unveils Pricing for DirecTV Now Streaming Service AT&T Inc. said its internet-based television service DirecTV Now will go on sale this week and cost between $35 and $70 a month based on the package of channels that customers select. For a limited time, AT&T is selling a DirecTV Now package of more than 100 channels, usually priced $60 a month, for $35 a month.
"29.11.2016 03:20:03" wsj.com Donald Trump Names Tom Price as Health Secretary President-elect Donald Trump has chosen House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R., Ga.) as his nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a transition team adviser, putting the six-term congressman in charge of Tom Price, a 62-year-old former orthopedic surgeon, is one of several GOP physicians who sought to carve out a leading role in shaping the party's health policy and, in particular, the party's alternative vision to Democrats' Affordable Care Act.
"29.11.2016 03:00:39" wsj.com AT&T Blinks on Price War Streaming service DirecTV Now, which AT&T unveiled Monday, won't threaten cable as much as initially feared. In what was setting up to be a looming pay-TV price war, AT&T may just have blinked.
"29.11.2016 02:40:06" wsj.com For Better Talk Therapy, Try Napping Doctors are finding creative ways to make cognitive behavioral therapy more effective. New tweaks are improving the age-old practice of talk therapy.
"29.11.2016 02:20:07" wsj.com After Ransomware Attack, San Francisco Offers Free Light-Rail Rides In a brief note posted to its website on Sunday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency confirmed that a Friday computer attack had disrupted some of the agency's systems, including email. Some users of San Francisco's light-rail system rode for free this weekend after a hacker infiltrated the computers that run the ticket-vending machines, knocking them offline.
"29.11.2016 02:00:42" wsj.com Jared Kushner's Businesses Raise Conflict of Interest Issues Mr. Kushner's real estate company has hundreds of millions of dollars in outstanding loans with domestic and foreign financial institutions. Businesses belonging to real-estate magnate Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, may present conflict-of-interest issues if Mr. Kushner ends up taking a job in the new administration.
"29.11.2016 01:40:06" wsj.com Donald Trump Gives Mitt Romney a Second Interview for Diplomatic Post The president-elect also is preparing to announce his pick for Treasury secretary as early as the end of the week, a person close to the transition team said Monday, and deliberations are turning to candidates to lead the Veterans Administration. President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney will meet for a second time Tuesday amid a messy—and unusually public—debate over who should get the nation's top diplomatic post as secretary of state.
"29.11.2016 01:20:06" wsj.com Stripe's $9 Billion Deal Turns Focus to Payments Companies While much of the financial technology, or fintech, sector has been clouded in gloom this year, it appears the shift from paying at registers to paying online or with mobile phones still excites investors. Online payments startup Stripe's new $9.2 billion valuation could augur some rethinking for holders of PayPal, Square, and other payments firms.
"29.11.2016 01:00:21" wsj.com Donald Trump Son-in-Law Could Face His Own Conflict of Interest Questions Executive branch employees are prohibited from participating in any matter in which there is “a close causal link” between that matter and a “real possibility” of a financial gain or loss, according to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. The real-estate company controlled by Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, has hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from domestic and foreign banks. Those and other financing arrangements could draw fresh conflict-of-interest scrutiny even if he
"29.11.2016 00:40:06" wsj.com Big Names Take Hit on Theranos Several large investments from families and individuals helped infuse Theranos with $632 million in its latest funding round, which stretched from 2014 to 2015, according to the people familiar with the matter and documents filed by Theranos in Arizona Theranos got much of its funding from high-profile private investors who weren't part of the ecosystem that typically backs startups. Now those investors could see their stakes wiped out.
"29.11.2016 00:20:05" wsj.com Donald Trump's Line on Cuba Unsettles Latin America Mr. Trump on Monday said he would roll back the U.S.'s improved relations with Cuba forged by President Barack Obama unless Cuba's Communist government offers “a better deal,” following statements from his aides that he wants to pressure Havana for more U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's threats to reverse the Obama administration's historic re-engagement with Cuba could drive a new wedge between Washington and Latin America, a region already suspicious of the next American leader over his rhetoric on
"29.11.2016 00:00:10" wsj.com NFL Games Are Keeping Fans Glued Until the End Through the first 12 weeks of the season, 60.2% of NFL games (106 out of 176) have been decided by eight points or fewer, the highest percentage of games decided by just one possession since the NFL implemented the 2-point conversion in 1994, according to Despite a wave of criticism about the lackluster quality of play in the NFL this season, the league is on pace to have more nail-biting games than ever.
"28.11.2016 23:40:26" wsj.com Texas Officials Announce First Locally Transmitted Zika Case A woman in Cameron County, located in the southern part of the state on the Mexican border, tested positive for the disease last week, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas health officials announced the state's first case of Zika transmitted by a local mosquito.
"28.11.2016 23:20:07" wsj.com Tips for Older Runners: How to Get Started and Keep Going Sports training experts offer tips for how older runners can get started and avoid injury: Go slow and take rest days. Get started by walking, then alternate running and walking before running only. Go slow and don't forget to take rest days.
"28.11.2016 23:00:33" wsj.com Guess Co-Founder Maurice Marciano is Opening LA's Newest Museum Three years ago, Maurice Marciano—the co-founder of Guess and an art collector—bought a deserted Masonic temple. Soon it will be Los Angeles's newest museum. Marciano plans to fill a Masonic temple in Los Angeles, which he bought for $8 million, with some of the 1,500 pieces of art he and his brother have collected for the Marciano Art Foundation.
"28.11.2016 22:40:03" wsj.com The Benefits of Being Distracted Most people have a harder time staying focused as they get older, and that might lead to greater creativity in problem solving, scientists say. Research is finding that greater distractibility and a reduced ability to focus is often associated with greater creativity in problem solving.
"28.11.2016 22:20:11" wsj.com The End of Cool With my 70s fast approaching, being cool is getting harder and harder to pull off. An aging hipster's take on The End of Cool.
"28.11.2016 22:00:14" wsj.com CNN Buys Casey Neistat's Video App Beme CNN has acquired video-sharing start-up Beme, a social media app launched last year by popular YouTube star Casey Neistat. The deal is valued at about $25 million. Casey Neistat will launch a new video brand at CNN.
"28.11.2016 21:40:07" wsj.com Syria Seizes Parts of Aleppo From Rebels Syrian regime forces and their allies on Monday captured roughly a third of the opposition-controlled territory in the city of Aleppo, displacing thousands of civilians as rebel defenses crumbled in the face of a Russia-backed offensive. Syrian regime forces and their allies on Monday captured roughly a third of the opposition-controlled territory in the city of Aleppo, displacing thousands of civilians as rebel defenses crumbled in the face of a Russia-backed offensive.
"28.11.2016 21:20:05" wsj.com Theranos Sued for Alleged Fraud by Robertson Stephens Co-Founder Colman Robertson Stephens & Co. co-founder Robert Colman accused Theranos Inc. in a lawsuit filed Monday of making false and misleading claims about its operations and technology while soliciting money from investors. Robert Colman accused Theranos Inc. in a lawsuit filed Monday of making false and misleading claims about its operations and technology while soliciting money from investors.
"28.11.2016 21:00:39" wsj.com Can't Get to Sleep? Lay Off the Drugs “Drugs don't provide a natural sleep, and the side effects are significant,” says Nitin Damle, an internist and president of the American College of Physicians. Doctors are steering patients away from sleep aids, including over-the-counter medications, and are offering innovative behavioral-change solutions.
"28.11.2016 20:39:04" wsj.com Cubans Begin Week of Mourning Fidel Castro People began lining up at Revolution Square in the heart of Havana to say farewell to Fidel Castro, the all-powerful strongman who challenged the U.S. and shaped every facet of life for his compatriots. “I'm with Fidel until my last breath,” said Raúl Pérez, 72, who reeled off what he called accomplishments under Castro's rule. “We will accompany Fidel under the sun, under the rain. We always have.”
"28.11.2016 20:20:04" wsj.com Top Colleges in the New York City Area Top Colleges in the New York City rea in the WSJ/The College Rankings See how Columbia University in the City of New York, New York University and Barnard College did in our ranking of top colleges in New York City.
"28.11.2016 20:00:57" wsj.com If You're Thinking of Retiring in Ecuador A Maryland couple first saw Salinas, Ecuador, as an escape from the cold. Then it became home. "Our living expenses averaged $1,500 a month, compared with $6,000 when we lived in the U.S."
"28.11.2016 19:50:07" wsj.com Nine Injured, Suspect Killed in Attack at Ohio State A suspect was shot and killed after a Monday morning attack at Ohio State University in Columbus that left at least nine people injured, according to the university. Photo: AP
"28.11.2016 19:40:07" wsj.com How to Kill the Volcker Rule? Don't Enforce It The rule, named for former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, was one of the most controversial pieces of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, passed in the wake of the financial crisis. Big banks spent years railing against the so-called Volcker rule, which bars them from making wagers with their own money. Now, with the imminent arrival of the Trump administration, some banks and lawyers are eyeing a new way to defang the rule.
"28.11.2016 19:20:12" wsj.com Estonian Troops Have Never Fought a Cold War—Thanks to Pop-Up Saunas Estonia doesn't have a great history of desert warfare. But it does have a tradition of operating saunas in the face of all obstacles. When setting up base in a war zone, Estonian troops always build a sauna—even in the stifling heat of Afghanistan.
"28.11.2016 19:00:34" wsj.com Art World Speculates About Trump's Artistic Tastes Classic or contemporary? Dealers and collectors speculate on art in the Trump White House President-elect Trump's 'brand' is synonymous with flashy buildings and luxurious flourishes—an aesthetic that seems unlikely to prevail in the White House.
"28.11.2016 18:40:07" wsj.com Wisconsin Presidential Recount to Begin Thursday A full recount of presidential election votes is expected to begin in Wisconsin on Thursday, following a petition by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Given the margins, election officials don't believe the recount will change the results of the presidential election in Wisconsin.
"28.11.2016 18:20:11" wsj.com How Safe Is the Market Bet on Donald Trump? The financial markets are loving Donald Trump's plans for a big tax cut, infrastructure spending and lower regulations. Less obvious is the implicit assumption investors are making that two looming problems won't short-circuit the good times. Is the stock market underestimating the risks of Donald J. Trump's economic-stimulus plans, Gerald F. Seib asks?
"28.11.2016 18:00:47" wsj.com Baby Boomers, Relax. It Probably Isn't Dementia Everyone needs to take a deep breath. Symptoms leading many people in their 50s and early 60s to fear they are developing Alzheimer's often have more immediate, and treatable, causes.
"28.11.2016 17:40:06" wsj.com In Texas, Business Owners Hope Donald Trump's Nafta Rhetoric Is Just Talk Free trade with Mexico and Canada has powered Texas's economy. Texas has much to lose if the Nafta free-trade deal is changed significantly.
"28.11.2016 17:20:07" wsj.com China's New Tool for Social Control: a Credit Rating for Everything Beijing wants to give every citizen a score based on behavior such as spending habits, turnstile violations and filial piety, which can blacklist citizens from loans, jobs, air travel. Beijing wants to give every citizen a score based on behavior such as spending habits, turnstile violations and filial piety, which can blacklist citizens from loans, jobs, air travel.
"28.11.2016 17:11:25" WSJ. Custom Studios What drives obsessive behavior—and who's more likely to succumb.
"28.11.2016 17:00:38" wsj.com How to Retire Without Driving Your Spouse Crazy Many couples look forward to spending more time together in retirement. But often they overlook the importance of discussing certain basic issues first. The problem of too much togetherness and other questions about retirement.
"28.11.2016 16:40:10" blogs.wsj.com 'Social' Feature Turns China's Alipay Into a Hook-Up App Suggestive content found its way onto the Alipay platform after Alibaba's financial affiliate updated its flagship app with a new social feature called “Circles.” Alipay added a new social feature called “Circles” that allows users to share messages and photos. Unusually, however, only women were allowed to post images in groups that are publicly visible.
"28.11.2016 16:32:00" Will Donald J. Trump reverse Obama's economic inroads in Cuba?... Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero: After Fidel Castro's death, will Donald J.Trump reverse President Obama's economic relations with Cuba? What kind of artwork with Donald and Melania Trump select for The White House? The divisive 2016 election presents
"28.11.2016 16:20:03" wsj.com Ohio State University Shooting Leaves at Least 9 Injured A shooting Monday morning at Ohio State University in Columbus left at least nine people injured, one of them critically, while the school said the scene had been secured by late morning. The school, one of the largest in the U.S., lifted its “shelter in place” warning, saying the scene was secure.
"28.11.2016 16:00:12" wsj.com Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Can Act as His Own Attorney Dylann Roof will represent himself in a hate-crimes trial under way in Charleston, S.C., a decision made by a federal judge after days of closed-door hearings on the accused mass shooter's competency. Dylann Roof can represent himself in his death penalty trial, a judge ruled Monday.
"28.11.2016 15:40:08" wsj.com OPEC May Give Trump Energy Goals a Boost OPEC is trying to reach an agreement this week in Vienna to cut production as a way to address a continuing imbalance between supply and demand. A coordinated agreement by OPEC to cut production could generate momentum for Trump's energy-independence plans.
"28.11.2016 15:20:03" wsj.com Trump vs. the White House Press Corps Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer writes that the West Wing briefing room contains 49 seats. Most go to the MSM with barely any to the dot-com world. Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer writes in WSJ Opinion: If Donald J. Trump decides to go around the press entirely, the reason he'll be able to get away with it is because the mainstream media lost the trust of the American people.
"28.11.2016 15:00:25" wsj.com Dodd-Frank Rules on Business: Up for a Rethink With the GOP vowing changes now that it controls Congress and the White House beginning next year, corporate finance chiefs are focusing on the fate of the Dodd-Frank law's nonbank provisions. Finance executives are focusing on the fate of Dodd-Frank's nonbank provisions, which range from directives on executive pay to rules on hedging disclosure.
"28.11.2016 14:40:04" wsj.com U.S.-French Operation Targeted Elusive North African Militant, U.S. Says Mr. Belmokhtar has raised tens of millions of dollars for al Qaeda affiliates through smuggling and by taking European hostages and selling illicit goods, and is considered directly responsible for the deaths of at least three Americans, according to U.S. French aircraft struck and likely killed one of the most wanted senior al Qaeda operatives in southern Libya this month, marking a new level of cooperation between France and the U.S. on targeting militants, U.S. officials said.
"28.11.2016 14:20:05" wsj.com Whatever Happened to That Old 401(k)? Experts say the problem of lost or forgotten 401(k)s, pensions and other employer-sponsored retirement accounts is likely to grow worse. As people jump from job to job, they may forget about a 401(k) account or pension benefit. Here's how to track down lost retirement money.
"28.11.2016 14:00:06" wsj.com 'Moana' Makes Splash at Box Office Walt Disney Co.'s “Moana” sailed to a hit $81.1 million at the box office over the five-day holiday weekend. The Disney film's estimated gross is the second-best Thanksgiving opening of all time, behind 'Frozen'.
"28.11.2016 13:41:48" wsj.com A Double-Digit Return Is Hiding in Plain Sight at Under Armour The yawning gap between Under Armour's voting and nonvoting shares offers an opportunity for investors. The struggles of hedge funds are creating surprising opportunities in markets. One of surest may be in an unloved class of shares issued by Under Armour.
"28.11.2016 13:22:17" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on today's top news, including Trump's claims of voter fraud, Fidel Castro's shadow and more.
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"28.11.2016 12:49:53" wsj.com Politics and Markets: Won't Get Fooled Again? Financial markets in developed economies finally seem to be taking politics seriously. Shocked both by June's Brexit vote and November's victory for Donald Trump, investors appear to have realized that paying lip service to political risk isn't good enough.
"28.11.2016 12:23:37" wsj.com How Amazon Gets Its Holiday Hires Up to Speed in Two Days To prepare for the flood of holiday orders now under way, Amazon.com has been using technology ranging from touch screens to robots to shrink the time it takes to train new hires at its warehouses to as little as two days. Amazon.com wants its new warehouse employees to get to work, and fast, in order to prepare for the flood of holiday orders already under way.
"28.11.2016 12:15:13" wsj.com India's LGBT Community Campaigns for Rights Thousands of Indians turned out to call for LGBT rights in New Delhi, three years after the country's top court reinstated a colonial-era law that bans gay sex. Photo: Karan Deep Singh/The Wall Street Journal Thousands of Indians turned out to call for LGBT rights in New Delhi, three years after the country's top court reinstated a colonial-era law that bans gay sex.
"28.11.2016 11:30:13" wsj.com Marlboro Black Lures Millennials Who Shunned Cowboy Image In the five years since the lower-priced Marlboro Black cigarette was introduced, it has boosted Philip Morris USA's sales to young adults The problem for cigarette giant Philip Morris USA? Millennials don't relate to the Marlboro Man. Now the brand is thinking more tattoos, black jeans and motorcycles, instead of Stetsons, bluejeans and horses.
"28.11.2016 11:00:14" wsj.com An Investment Bankers' Guide to Brexit Brexit could prove a game changer for big investment banks based in London. With the start of negotiations to extract the U.K. from the European Union looming, banks are rushing to draw up contingency plans to ensure they can still do business across How will investment banks restructure after Brexit? A guide.
"28.11.2016 10:30:22" wsj.com How Iran, Russia Could Derail Oil-Production Deal Iran and Russia have emerged as potentially deal-breaking obstacles to cuts in global oil production as OPEC members engage in a last-minute blitz of diplomacy ahead of a meeting on Wednesday. Iran and Russia emerge as potentially deal-breaking obstacles to cuts in global oil production. There's now a last-minute blitz of diplomacy ahead of this week's OPEC meeting.
"28.11.2016 10:00:22" wsj.com Apple iPhone with Curved Screen Could Come as Soon as Next Year Apple's Asia suppliers have been asked to increase output of thinner organic light emitting diode displays. An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year.
"28.11.2016 09:00:07" wsj.com Fidel Castro's Death Elicits Mixed Reactions in Cuba Cubans have stumbled through a collective haze since Fidel Castro died Friday night at age 90, with some expecting little real change while others see the opening of a new chapter in the nation's history. “The old people don't see it like the young. This system is diabolical.”
"28.11.2016 08:30:25" blogs.wsj.com In Pictures: Indians Celebrate Gay Pride in Delhi Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Delhi to celebrate India's lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community on Sunday. Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Delhi to celebrate India's lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community on Sunday.
"28.11.2016 08:02:32" wsj.com Beware Medicare Advantage Plans A report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation finds that Medicare Advantage plans offer a confusing shopping experience. A recent report says many buyers of Medicare Advantage plans are confused.
"28.11.2016 07:30:08" wsj.com Measuring the Economic Spillover of OPEC's Oil Output Decisions Oil cartel may struggle to unite members after two years of depressed oil prices strain ties. OPEC's struggle to balance oil supply and demand globally is exposing economic fault lines around the world.
"28.11.2016 07:06:25" wsj.com China's New Agricultural Data Sow Seeds of Doubt China's crop of agricultural data is growing, but the influential commodities player continues to face a stubborn problem: lack of trust in the data's reliability. “World markets can be caught flat-footed if they don't know what is going on in China.”
"28.11.2016 06:33:45" wsj.com François Fillon Emerges From Sarkozy's Shadows With Push for Economic Revamp By choosing François Fillon as their presidential candidate, the French center-right has opted for a mild-mannered conservative known for the alarm he has sounded about the country's high public-debt levels. Like his former ally, François Fillon is socially conservative and favors rolling back the state's reach. But, if elected, he has pledged to prioritize economic policy.
"28.11.2016 06:00:05" wsj.com Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life Five myths about landing a good job later in life. The conventional wisdom says it's impossible. The facts say otherwise. One of the myths: I'm not going to find a good job.
"28.11.2016 05:30:14" wsj.com Amazon Broadens Cloud Services as Big Companies Sign On Amazon.com has broadened its cloud-computing services to serve a growing list of big-company clients, but its challenge is to meet their needs without encroaching on the firms that are its partners in the business. While sales growth slows or even reverses at traditional hardware and software giants, sales of Amazon's subscription-based, on-demand services ballooned 55% in the third quarter to $3.2 billion.
"28.11.2016 04:48:03" wsj.com Crude Oil Prices Fall Ahead of Key OPEC Meeting Crude oil prices fell in early Asia trade after Saudi Arabia said it wouldn't meet with Russia—which isn't a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries—ahead of today's OPEC summit in Vienna. Failure to reach a production cut deal could send prices down by more than $10 a barrel, analysts cautioned.
"28.11.2016 04:00:58" India's crackdown on the hoarding of notes has left many Indians hungry for cash, and some with sackfuls of large bills they are unable to spend or deposit. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Bellman and Newley Purnell discuss Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
"28.11.2016 04:00:25" wsj.com Deal for Carrier to Keep U.S. Plant Open May Hinge on Tax Overhaul President-elect Donald Trump's campaign pledge to save jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana was framed around free trade, but negotiations about corporate tax law changes could be just as important to any possible deal. The discussions include the conglomerate's plans to shift more than 2,000 jobs from Indiana to Mexico.
"28.11.2016 03:30:58" wsj.com College Football Is Crazy as Ever College football's playoff format pleases some, stiffs others and creates a whole new flurry of contradictions. Jason Gay on college football: It's still crazy.
"28.11.2016 03:00:21" wsj.com Warning Ahead: The Pitfalls of Dow Milestones The Dow Jones Industrial Average is roughly 5% away from reaching the next millennium marker. Dow 19000 was nice, but Dow 20000 is the real milestone to watch and maybe even fret about.
"28.11.2016 02:40:04" wsj.com Foster Youths Get Extra Help Making It Through College One University of Chicago study found in 2010 that only 6% of foster youths had a two- or four-year degree by age 24. A new initiative at the City University of New York aims to beat the low college graduation rate for young people who grew up in foster care.
"28.11.2016 02:20:05" wsj.com Pro-Syrian Forces Take Aleppo Neighborhood as Hundreds Flee Syrian regime and Russian warplanes have relentlessly attacked the opposition-controlled half of Aleppo for nearly two weeks with airstrikes and mortars in order to weaken rebel defenses against a ground assault, rebels said. Hundreds of people fled their homes in Aleppo Sunday as pro-regime forces continued to advance into opposition-held areas amid intense bombardment, seizing control of at least one neighborhood as they gained momentum against rebels in the war-torn city.
"28.11.2016 02:00:15" wsj.com Death of Fidel Castro May Pressure Donald Trump on Cuba Promises While Mr. Trump could legally undo Mr. Obama's efforts, which were implemented using executive authority, he could face pushback from U.S. companies now deeply invested in Cuba under the current administration's policy. The death of Fidel Castro is putting unexpected pressure on President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on earlier promises to reverse the recent openings to Cuba made by President Barack Obama.
"28.11.2016 01:40:06" wsj.com Donald Trump's Spending Push Rankles Fiscal Conservatives Signs of tension are emerging among Republican lawmakers as President-elect Donald Trump looks poised to stand by promises to slash taxes while spending more on big-ticket items like infrastructure and the military. Donald Trump's low-tax, big-ticket fiscal agenda has conservatives vexed.
"28.11.2016 01:20:06" wsj.com Rising Mortgage Rates Help, but Also Hurt, Banks Rising rates are generally good for banks, but mortgages are a special case. Banks in the U.S. have much to be thankful for this holiday season. Higher rates on mortgages aren't necessarily on the list.
"28.11.2016 01:00:20" wsj.com Tug of War Delays Some of Donald Trump's Key Hires The campaign against the party's 2012 presidential nominee escalated Sunday when Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump adviser, said on CNN that a “breathtaking” number of people would feel “betrayed” if Mr. Romney got the prominent cabinet post after he had An internal tug of war over who Donald Trump will name as secretary of state has slowed what had been a relatively brisk pace of appointments and is obscuring the many key positions that remain unfilled.
"28.11.2016 00:40:08" wsj.com France Flirts With a Free-Market Revolutionary The French have always prided themselves on doing things differently. Now, just as the rest of the world appears to be turning its back on globalization, is France poised to embrace neoliberalism? Just as the rest of the world appears to be turning its back on globalization, French conservative voters have embraced an unabashed admirer of Margaret Thatcher who promises radical overhauls of the state.
"28.11.2016 00:20:04" wsj.com From Florida, Hard-Liners on Cuba See Chance for Policy Shift Sentiment in the Cuban-American community gradually has shifted over the past few decades. The younger generations tend to be more liberal, and more-recent arrivals from the island often care more about economic issues than older political exiles. Aging Cuban-American hard-liners have steadily lost influence over the years as many died and newer generations that are more conciliatory gained in number. But with Fidel Castro's death and the election of Donald Trump, they are experiencing a
"28.11.2016 00:00:50" wsj.com What a World-Class Bartender Packs in His Carry-on Among the equipment he travels with are spring-loaded stainless-steel pepper grinders from Williams-Sonoma, which he uses on botanicals and spices to extract their aroma. This international bartending competition judge and brand ambassador for Bombay Sapphire never travels without a pepper grinder and an Hermès tie.
"27.11.2016 23:40:04" wsj.com As Gap Struggles, Its Analytical CEO Prizes Data Over Design Art Peck has seen seven straight quarters of lower sales as the company battles to stay on top of trends. For decades, Gap stores ruled America's malls and dictated the nation's casual aesthetic with its khakis and white tees. Nowadays, many millennials aren't willing to pay $80 for a pair of bluejeans, forcing the brand to rely heavily on sales and
"27.11.2016 23:20:04" wsj.com Castro, in Death, Casts Long Shadow Over Cuba In many ways, Fidel had already left the country's political stage. Fidel Castro's legacy in Cuba, a country he ruled for five decades, is likely to endure for many years to come.
"27.11.2016 23:00:55" wsj.com Clergy on Twitter: A Sermon in 140 Characters More ministers, priests and rabbis see Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as a core part of their ministry; posting on martyrs and movies For Bishop Christopher Coyne, social media is as much his ministry as visiting the sick in hospitals. “It's where we need to be,” he says. “It goes to the core of spreading the good news.”
"27.11.2016 22:40:09" wsj.com Dozens of Arabs Arrested After Wildfires Scorch Israel The alleged arsonists didn't appear to be coordinated by one group. Israeli police have arrested about two dozen Arabs on suspicion of arson after wildfires spread across the country, drawing sharp criticism from some politicians as tens of thousands fled their homes.
"27.11.2016 22:20:05" wsj.com Russian Campaign in Syria Exposes Moscow's Defense Gaps A dearth of highly trained aviators able to take off and land at sea has forced Russia's aging aircraft carrier to carry fewer pilots. A flotilla of Russian warships in the Mediterranean is providing a high-profile show of force in support of the Syrian regime. But the deployment has also thrown into sharp relief the limits of Moscow's conventional military.
"27.11.2016 22:10:09" blogs.wsj.com 'End of History' Author Says Donald Trump Could Signal a Shift From the Liberal World Order Excerpts from a recent interview with Mr. Fukuyama. Francis Fukuyama, the professor who famously said Western-style liberal democracy was triumphing, now says Donald J. Trump's coming presidency could usher in the collapse of the postwar world order.
"27.11.2016 22:00:49" wsj.com When Your Family Nixes a Home Purchase, Buy It Anyway Burt and Karen Brown paid $2.1 million for a Berkeley, Calif., mansion and spent another $100,000 on renovations Her husband said, 'No way.' Her daughter said, 'No way.' But Karen Brown thought the $2 million mansion in Berkeley, Calif., was a steal.
"27.11.2016 21:40:06" wsj.com Iraq's Sunni Lawmakers to Challenge Legal Recognition of Shiite Militias The move raises questions of who will oversee the militias on the battlefield. Iraq's Sunni lawmakers pledged to challenge in court a newly passed law that formalizes the combat role of Iranian-backed Shiite militias in the battle against Islamic State.
"27.11.2016 21:20:10" wsj.com You Know What Kids Need Today? Their Own Teslas Sports cars, Jeeps, trucks and carriages for youngsters are expected to be among the top-selling holiday gifts this year. Toy makers are flooding the market with junior-size battery-operated Ferraris, Porsches and Maseratis with multiple speeds, slick paint jobs, working headlights, horns and leather seats.
"27.11.2016 21:00:24" wsj.com Your Voice Can Get Old, Too Doctors are searching for more permanent ways to help voices maintain their loudness and pitch. Just like every other part of the body, the voice ages. It can become softer and scratchier. It can waver and simply conk out after a few hours of speaking. Men's pitch tends to rise, while women's tends to get lower.
"27.11.2016 20:40:06" wsj.com The Perfect 'Teen Cave' Hangout spaces should feel enticing and private but permit supervision. Many parents create "teen caves" that not only entice teens to hang around but have features that help parents do their job, from doors that don't lock to entrances that force interaction with Mom.
"27.11.2016 20:20:03" wsj.com Holiday Shoppers Are Making More Purchases Online Consumers are also seen becoming more comfortable using mobile devices to snap up deals. Americans jumped on holiday deals this weekend but spending is increasingly moving online, highlighting the high-wire act that faces retailers tethered to stores.
"27.11.2016 20:01:23" wsj.com The Weeknd: A Rising Starboy The Weeknd: A Rising Starboy The Weeknd on his new album and how he's adjusted to fame.
"27.11.2016 19:40:04" wsj.com Long a Novelty, Gigantic Tablets Are Sneaking Into the Workplace These devices create new ways for people to collaborate, whether in the office, a McDonald's restaurant or on a cruise ship, writes Christopher Mims. Gigantopad. Megatablet. Ginormablet? Gigantic touch-screen devices are finding their ways into business, both as tools for customers and to get serious work done.
"27.11.2016 19:20:25" wsj.com Drugmakers Find Competition Doesn't Keep a Lid on Prices Even when there is competition, prices can continue to climb. Pfizer and Eli Lilly have raised the price of their erectile-dysfunction drugs Viagra and Cialis almost in lockstep over the past few years, a common practice in the pharmaceutical industry. Tandem drug-price increases for other ailments have prompted
"27.11.2016 19:01:07" wsj.com How Slavic Became the Flavor of the Moment Fermented, foraged, whole-grain and invigoratingly herbal, everything we're craving is straight out of Central and Eastern Europe. Why does this old-world food seem so right-now? Twenty-five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union—and with more than 14 million Russian, Ukrainian and Polish Americans among us—popular notions of Slavic food are slowly giving way to a new perspective thanks to some forward-thinking chefs.
"27.11.2016 18:40:05" wsj.com Germany Braces for Trump's Trade Policies The U.S. is Germany's largest trading partner, accounting for almost 10% of all German exports. Germany shipped $125 billion in goods to the U.S. last year—2.5 times what it imported from the U.S. That, however, could shift next year when Donald Trump, a vocal critic of free trade, becomes president.
"27.11.2016 18:20:04" wsj.com Israel Says Four ISIS-Affiliated Militants Killed in Airstrike in Syrian Golan Heights The Israeli side of the Golan Heights has seen periodic clashes since the civil war began nearly six years ago. An Israeli airstrike killed four Islamic State-affiliated militants in the Syrian Golan Heights, Israel's military said, after its soldiers came under fire in one of the first major clashes with the extremist group.
"27.11.2016 18:00:12" wsj.com Trump and His Team Attack Attempts to Recount Ballots in Three States Mr. Trump said he had won each state by a large margin and that “nothing will change” as a result of the recount. President-elect Donald Trump and others on his team blasted efforts to recount presidential ballots in three states, calling the push a “scam” and promising that the results of the election wouldn't be overturned.
"27.11.2016 17:40:06" wsj.com Companies Retool Lobbying as Donald Trump's Administration Nears Among policy areas back on the table are immigration, health care, the tax code, infrastructure and Wall Street regulations. Corporations are scrambling to retool their lobbying efforts as they prepare for Republican control of the House, Senate and White House under Donald Trump, in the hopes of breaking the partisan logjam that has blocked legislation for six years.
"27.11.2016 17:20:04" wsj.com Kellyanne Conway Steps Up Attack on Mitt Romney Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is also on the list of possible choices to lead the State Department. Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, intensified her public effort to prevent 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney from becoming secretary of state.
"27.11.2016 17:01:05" wsj.com The Houston Rockets' Great Three-Point Experiment James Harden and his teammates are on track to shatter the NBA record for 3-pointers—and that was exactly their plan. “It's something we're gonna embrace,” Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said. “If we take a three every shot, so be it.”
"27.11.2016 16:40:04" wsj.com New Milestone: The U.S. Is Now a Net Exporter of Natural Gas The U.S. will be the world's third-largest producer of liquefied natural gas for export by 2020. In November—as well as for a short period in September—the U.S. shipped out more gas than it brought in, further evidence of the how the domestic oil and gas boom is reshaping the global energy business.
"27.11.2016 16:20:02" wsj.com Oil Industry Anticipates Day of Reckoning Big oil players such as Exxon Mobil Corp, BP and Saudi Arabia are anticipating significant shifts in demand in the decades to come. So-called peak demand is a mind-bending scenario that global oil producers are debating and planning for in the decades ahead.
"27.11.2016 16:00:54" wsj.com Bad Behavior Is Rising on Airplanes Passengers can get rude or even violent on a cramped flight, and the number of incidents of unruly fliers is climbing globally, Scott McCartney writes. A study found that imprudent behavior on planes relates, not surprisingly, to lack of self-control and is more likely to come from males, infrequent fliers or people who are more self-centered.
"27.11.2016 15:40:08" wsj.com NFL Week 12 Predictions: Panthers Upset Raiders, Jets Keep Patriots Close Teams are measured by how each would fare if it played a hypothetical league-average team on a neutral field. Here are the best bets for this week's NFL games, based on a mathematical model.
"27.11.2016 15:20:04" wsj.com Oil Industry Anticipates Day of Reckoning So-called peak demand is a mind-bending scenario that global oil producers are debating and planning for in the decades ahead. Peak oil demand is a mind-bending scenario that global producers are quietly beginning to anticipate.
"27.11.2016 15:00:51" wsj.com A New U.S. Front in Afghanistan? A battle in Kunduz suggests a looming choice: escalate American involvement or risk letting the Taliban capture several Afghan provinces The U.S. is expected to face an unappealing choice in Afghanistan: either escalate its involvement in the conflict or risk allowing the Taliban to capture several provinces next year.
"27.11.2016 14:30:19" wsj.com The Next Fashion Trend: Weather Forecasting Weather Forecasting Is in Fashion: As temperatures catch designers and retailers off-guard, a major fashion school teaches predicting what's ahead Weather fluctuations are putting fashion designers and clothing retailers on the defensive.
"27.11.2016 14:01:06" wsj.com Bad Job Interview? Ask for a Do-Over You can get second chances by admitting mistakes, offering more information and other tactics. Ask for feedback often and always follow up. A humble plea for a second chance sometimes reopens closed doors if it strikes just the right note.
"27.11.2016 13:30:23" wsj.com Teachers Rework Lesson Plans After Donald Trump's Election As some students protest the election of Donald Trump and others rejoice, teachers are wrestling with how best to educate them on a significant event that has split the country. Textbooks have yet to catch up to one of the most contentious presidential elections in modern history.
"27.11.2016 13:10:06" wsj.com She Started Running in Her 70s and Hasn't Stopped Anne Garrett, an 82-year-old runner, describes her workout and four-day-a-week running regimen, often with the children she meets as an anti-obesity advocate. Meet an 82-year-old runner who started only 10 years ago; her doctor says, 'Don't stop.' http://on.wsj.com/2guQZzu
"27.11.2016 13:00:44" wsj.com How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours Some organ transplants can take eight hours or more. Surgeons at Montefiore Health System have carefully honed strategies to push through long procedures. Organ-transplant surgeons reveal the secrets to their focus.
"27.11.2016 12:32:06" wsj.com At Last, a Label Maker for the iPhone Age DYMO's MobileLabeler, a wireless label printer for iPhone and Android smartphones, is a godsend for Type-A organizers who are frustrated with primitive handheld label makers—and their lousy typeface options. A portable label maker that prints 10.5-point Helvetica in crisp, 300 dpi?
"27.11.2016 12:00:22" blogs.wsj.com Live Chat on India's Cash Crunch, Send Us Your Questions We're going to be live on Facebook at 9.30 a.m. India time Monday discussing India's ongoing cash crunch and want your questions. Got questions about India's cash crunch? Take part in our Facebook Live event on Sunday night EST, Monday morning India time.
"27.11.2016 11:30:06" wsj.com Chinese Tech Giant Huawei's Latest Smartphone Faces Frosty U.S. Reception Huawei's path to expansion in the U.S. faces technical roadblocks and a chilly reception from the telecom carriers who dominate handset sales. A number of obstacles are blocking Huawei's path to success in the U.S. smartphone market.
"27.11.2016 11:00:39" wsj.com Will Trump's Love of Deals Work With China? A president known for deal-making could change the landscape in East Asia. But most scenarios for a U.S.-China Grand Bargain involve significant U.S. concessions. Is Donald J. Trump the man to strike a deal with China?
"27.11.2016 10:00:35" wsj.com Disney Maps Out Bigger Kingdom in Hong Kong Hong Kong Disneyland plans new attractions to revive growth in attendance. Walt Disney is turning to its “Frozen” and “The [Avengers]” franchises to help revive its 香港迪士尼樂園 | Hong Kong Disneyland theme park.
"27.11.2016 09:00:11" wsj.com Fidel Castro's Death Casts Doubt on Cuba's Relations With U.S. Castro's death casts doubt on U.S.-Cuba relations as opponents to Obama's engagement strategy see chance to reverse it Donald Trump has sent mixed messages during the campaign about how he would approach the policy of restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba.
"27.11.2016 08:00:13" wsj.com Bogus Divorces Fuel China Property Boom Shanghai authorities recently started targeting so-called fake divorces in a campaign to tighten credit-lending standards and rein in frothy home prices. "Divorce is not some great thing...We needed to buy before it got more expensive."
"27.11.2016 07:00:42" blogs.wsj.com What President-Elect Donald Trump Said About Working Visas to the U.S. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on Monday said his administration will scrutinize what he called "abuses" of visas amid speculation that he intends to restrict the flow of skilled workers into his country. That would be bad news for India's outsourcing industry, which has long been sending programmers and engineers to the U.S. on such visas.
"27.11.2016 06:00:18" wsj.com Who Is Park Geun-Hye? A political scandal linking South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye to a charismatic cult leader and his daughter has prompted hundreds of thousands to demonstrate in the streets. The Wall Street Journal looks at how she got there. Photo: AP South Korea's president was the daughter of a military dictator and grew up with few close friendships. Now, one friendship is endangering her presidency.
"27.11.2016 05:00:30" wsj.com China Struggles to Steady Yuan's Decline China is facing an uphill battle to maintain an orderly depreciation of the yuan as investors pile up bearish bets against the currency outside the mainland. The Chinese central bank wants to let some of the air out of the yuan, but the currency risks falling faster than it would like.
"27.11.2016 04:00:46" wsj.com In Trade Lingo, Is RCEP the New TPP? As the U.S.-led trade agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, fumbled, the focus has shifted to another deal: the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, known as RCEP. As the U.S.-led trade agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, fumbled, the focus has shifted to another deal: the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, known as RCEP.
"27.11.2016 03:00:45" wsj.com President Trump and a Growing North Korea Threat The first major security threat that a Donald Trump presidency will need to handle may come from North Korea. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains what this could mean for American foreign policy. Photo: AP The first major security threat that a Donald J. Trump presidency will need to handle may come from North Korea.
"27.11.2016 02:30:08" wsj.com College Football's Final Weekend Creates Riddles for Playoff Committee The Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes are likely headed to college football's playoffs. For a host of other top teams, however, multiple variables could either give them a shot at the championship, or leave them on the outside looking in. While a single loss prevented Ohio State from reaching the playoffs last year, the Buckeyes' only defeat in 2016 may have effectively helped their candidacy in a roundabout way.
"27.11.2016 02:00:42" wsj.com Pakistan Appoints Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa as Army Chief of Staff in Unusually Smooth Transition Pakistan's government appointed a new chief of army staff on Saturday, a boost for democracy in the coup-prone nation and the first smooth transition for the top military job in 20 years. Pakistan's government appointed a new army chief of staff on Saturday, a boost for democracy in the coup-prone nation and the first smooth transition for the top military job in 20 years.
"27.11.2016 01:30:11" wsj.com Hillary Clinton Campaign to Participate in Recount Sought by Green Party's Jill Stein Representatives from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign plan to participate in the effort launched by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount ballots in three states. "Now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate," an attorney for the Clinton campaign said.
"27.11.2016 00:30:06" wsj.com In Indonesia, Fears Rise Among Ethnic Chinese Amid Blasphemy Probe Mounting street protests against the governor of Jakarta are reviving painful memories for many of Indonesia's ethnic Chinese, a minority group that has long faced discrimination and persecution across much of Southeast Asia. “I think it is never-ending, the discrimination. We the Chinese are always afraid of riots because we are usually the victims.”
"27.11.2016 00:01:16" wsj.com China Discovers the Price of Global Power: Soldiers Returning in Caskets President Xi Jinping's quest to make his nation a military player on the world stage provokes soul-searching as the combat casualties begin. In oil-rich South Sudan, China confronts limits and costs of global power.
"26.11.2016 23:30:27" wsj.com Fidel Castro's Death Echoes Across Latin America The death of Fidel Castro triggered an outpouring of emotions across Latin America, where the left paid tribute to a leader they saw as an opponent to the U.S. while detractors recalled his brutal dictatorship. Detractors recalled the strongman's brutal dictatorship and support for violent revolution while the left paid tribute to a leader they saw as a defiant opponent of the United States.
"26.11.2016 23:00:56" wsj.com Road-Trip Your Way to the Best of Le Corbusier The godfather of modernism built many of his signature buildings in European beauty spots. Here's how to binge on six in one pleasure-filled, self-guided architectural tour 17 of Le Corbusier's modern marvels are now on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Time for a road trip.
"26.11.2016 22:30:36" wsj.com Cuban-Americans in Miami's Little Havana Rejoice Death of 'Tyrant' Jubilant Cuban-Americans took to the streets to cheer the death former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, some chanting: 'The tyrant is dead.' Jubilant Cuban-Americans took to the streets to cheer the death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who died Friday at age 90, partying on Miami's Calle Ocho and chanting: “The tyrant is dead.”
"26.11.2016 22:00:45" wsj.com You're Saying It Wrong: Design Words That'll Trip You Up It's a fine line between precision and pretentiousness. From banquette to foyer, real estate is rife with terms that are mispronounced, misspelled and misused.
"26.11.2016 21:29:06" wsj.com Fix an iPhone Cable the Stylish Way—With Electrical Tape Have a broken iPhone cable? Try these fixes, including a electrical-tape solution that goes beyond boring black. How to fix an iPhone cable the fun way
"26.11.2016 21:00:47" wsj.com Style Tips from Dogfish Head Brewery's Main Man Sam Calagione, the brewing maestro behind Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, shares his wisdom on elevating functional clothing from Dickies, Woolrich and Under Armour. Best-dressed brewer Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery shares his advice on how to elevate a wardrobe of functional basics.
"26.11.2016 20:30:18" wsj.com How Mom-and-Pop Stores Are Dipping a Toe Into Discounting Novelty gifts, limited-time or targeted promotions are ways small businesses use to stand out from bigger rivals during the competitive holiday shopping season. Total spending is forecast to exceed $650 billion during this year's holiday season.
"26.11.2016 20:00:48" wsj.com Why Hipster Cooking Gizmos Are Killing Cooking A humble home chef bemoans the rise of sauerkraut-making kits, mini-donut machines and other dubious cooking gadgets All this specialization-run-amok is leading us to a future in which every recipe will require its own unique, dedicated gadget.
"26.11.2016 19:35:03" wsj.com 'Jackie': Natalie Portman and Director Pablo Larrain Explore JFK Mythmaking in 'Jackie,' Natalie Portman and director Pablo Larrain explore the Camelot myth and a widow's grief in the week following the John F. Kennedy assassination. Chilean director Pablo Larrain says he tried to work within the gap between the public image and the possible truth of Jackie Kennedy.
"26.11.2016 19:01:00" wsj.com Is Yak the New Cashmere? Is yak the new cashmere? Stylish guys are seeking out the thick, shaggy wool of the Asian ox for softness and durability—and the way it lets them casually say, 'Actually, it's yak.' "No, actually, it's yak."
"26.11.2016 18:00:45" wsj.com The Most Dangerous Cup of Coffee in the World The quest for the next great specialty coffee has led aficionados to Congo, where the potential is huge but the dangers include Kalashnikovs, death threats and corruption. Congo is one of the last frontiers in a global scramble for the world's best-tasting coffee. It is also home to militants locked in a war that has claimed more than five million lives.
"26.11.2016 17:31:07" wsj.com Local Governments Arrive on Schedule to Buttress Part-Time Workers Laws requiring employers to give workers more predictable and remunerative schedules are sprouting across the nation, drawing the ire of some employers as local governments wade into the debate over inequality. The proposed laws are largely aimed at part-time employees in the retail and food-service sectors that employ some of the lowest-wage workers in the country.