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"26.03.2017 15:15:09" JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: How I Work JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes on his management style, the one thing a gate attendant should never say and why he decided to become a U.S. citizen.
"26.03.2017 15:00:31" wsj.com The High-Speed Trading Behind Your Amazon Purchase Beneath the placid surface of product pages lies an unseen world of bots, algorithms, flash crashes and fierce competition. Just beneath the placid surface of a typical product page on Amazon lies an unseen world, a system where third-party vendors can sell products alongside Amazon's own goods. It's like a stock market, complete with day traders, code-slinging quants,
"26.03.2017 14:30:14" wsj.com Republicans' Tax Overhaul Could Face Its Own Slings and Arrows After a battle within the Republican party over its health-care bill, the GOP plans on moving on to something simpler: rewriting the U.S. tax code. But it might be heading right into another minefield. The GOP may be heading to another round of squabbles, hurdles and difficult trade-offs as it looks to rewrite the U.S. tax code.
"26.03.2017 14:01:13" wsj.com Edward Bennett Resisted the Limitations of Quadriplegia to Run a Bank Though an accident left him confined to a wheelchair, Edward Bennett went on to graduate from Yale and later served as president of the First National Bank of Santa Fe. He died March 3 at 57. In the immediate aftermath of an accident that left him paralyzed, Edward Bennett was angry about the loss of opportunities. A doctor asked him, “Can you still love?” The question helped renew his sense of purpose.
"26.03.2017 13:30:30" wsj.com After Protecting Sharks, New Pressure to Protect Humans Australia spends millions of dollars to shield itself from shark attacks after its conservation efforts boost the population. Conservation efforts are causing shark populations to rebound in places where people frequently swim, researchers say, creating a clash of humans and beasts along some popular seashores.
"26.03.2017 13:00:39" wsj.com Cruise Vacations for the Anti-Cruise Crowd A guide to the growing trend toward modestly proportioned cruise ships. Megaships are out, small and sophisticated is in. Here are 8 intriguingly unconventional voyages, from Alaska to Antarctica.
"26.03.2017 12:30:07" wsj.com Sluggish Housing Recovery Took $300 Billion Toll on U.S. Economy, Data Show If the home-building industry had returned to the long-term average level of construction, it would have given a 1.8% boost to U.S. gross domestic product, according to a new study. The decline in homeownership rates to near 50-year lows is partly to blame for the U.S. economy's sluggish recovery from the last recession, new data suggest.
"26.03.2017 12:01:09" wsj.com Costco Sues Titleist in Battle Over Golf Balls The improbable popularity of a new golf ball sold by Costco has sparked a legal battle between the company and Titleist, the maker of golf's top-selling ball. Last year, Costco improbably caused a frenzy in the golf world when it started selling low-priced but well-reviewed balls last year. It has now filed a lawsuit against the parent company for Titleist, maker of the self-proclaimed “number one ball in
"26.03.2017 11:00:57" wsj.com The Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwich—and the History Behind It Beginning in the 1970s, a band of female cheesemakers launched a food revolution. What better way to give them their due than with this recipe for the mother of all grilled cheese sandwiches? Put "grilled cheese for the ages" on your Sunday to-do list.
"26.03.2017 10:30:20" wsj.com In the Era of Cheap Oil, Gulf Producers Are Forced to Borrow Some oil producers in the Middle East are weighing taking money up front against future production, as the fall in the price of crude pushes them to look to plug budget holes. Some Middle Eastern governments have spent extravagantly for years as the high price of oil filled coffers. But after almost three years of a weaker price, they're forced to look at new ways to plug budget holes.
"26.03.2017 09:00:45" wsj.com Auto Makers Target China as New U.S. Trade Rules Loom Global car makers push Trump to take a harder line over Chinese regulations that protect local companies. Top auto makers, facing the threat of costly North American trade policy changes, want the Trump administration to take a harder line on a market thousands of miles from their home turf.
"26.03.2017 08:45:02" wsj.com Merkel Faces Test in Closely Watched Saarland State Election Voters in Saarland, one of Germany's smallest states, were going to the polls in an election that is drawing unusual attention as a test of sentiment ahead of a national vote in September. With German national elections looming large, Angela Merkel faces a big test in a tight state election on Sunday.
"26.03.2017 08:00:15" wsj.com Twilight of the Rock Gods As rock 'n' roll loses its founding megastars—and sales juggernauts—the music industry faces pressure to revamp. With many of rock's founding fathers and mothers reaching their 70s, the end of the age of rock 'n' roll is just beginning.
"26.03.2017 07:00:47" wsj.com China Is Losing to the U.S. in High-Stakes Battle for Artificial Intelligence Talent As ambitious as they are, China's tech firms are behind the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft when it comes to artificial intelligence. With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, their ability to retain top foreign talent is in Chinese tech firms are making big bets on artificial intelligence, writes Li Yuan.
"26.03.2017 06:30:08" wsj.com New Clues on Why You Can't Escape Cockroaches A Japanese study offers a hint why American cockroaches are so hard to get rid of: Females can breed for years and multiply their numbers dozens of times alone, without ever mating with a male. Females can breed for years and multiply their numbers dozens of times alone, without ever mating with a male.
"26.03.2017 06:00:31" wsj.com U.S. Airstrike Kills al Qaeda Leader in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says Qari Yasin allegedly plotted multiple al Qaeda-affiliated attacks, according to the Pentagon, including a 2008 bombing on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, that killed two U.S. servicemen and dozens of civilians. A U.S. airstrike killed an al Qaeda operative allegedly responsible for the deaths of dozens of civilians and two American servicemen, the Pentagon said.
"26.03.2017 05:25:49" wsj.com Beijing Favorite Carrie Lam to Be Hong Kong's Next Leader Hong Kong's electoral committee picked former city official Carrie Lam in voting that underscored China's growing political influence on the former British colony. Beijing favorite Carrie Lam to be Hong Kong's next leader. http://on.wsj.com/2mDc4eV
"26.03.2017 05:00:58" wsj.com Forget Love: In China, I'll Marry You for Your License Plate Millions can afford to buy a car in China now, but in big cities the right to drive it is harder to come by. Marrying the lucky winner of a license plate has become the best option for many. A Chinese wedding comes with lots of perks: cash from the guests and often a dowry from the bride's family and a house from the groom's. But in Beijing there is another reason to marry: a license plate.
"26.03.2017 03:49:30" wsj.com Gonzaga Cruises Past Xavier to Reach Final Four With an emphatic 83-59 victory over Xavier, Gonzaga cast aside almost two decades of near misses to reach the Final Four for the first time. After almost two decades of near misses, the Bulldogs are going to the Final Four for the first time.
"26.03.2017 03:01:20" wsj.com Jho Low: Life on the Ocean Waves Malaysian financier Jho Low's superyacht, Equanimity, has traversed the globe since 2014, heading into Arctic waters shortly after reports of his alleged involvement in a financial scandal at Malaysian state fund 1MDB. Mr. Low, aboard on some of the Malaysian financier Jho Low's superyacht has traversed the globe since 2014, heading into Arctic waters shortly after reports of his alleged involvement in a financial scandal at Malaysian state fund 1MDB. Follow its travels.
"26.03.2017 02:00:45" wsj.com With Niche Sites, Wal-Mart Tries Selling to Hipsters ModCloth and Moosejaw deals give retail giant access to new groups of shoppers. Wal-Mart is rapidly buying up hip, small online retailers that appeal to wealthier shoppers in hopes of finally taking on Amazon. The deals give Wal-Mart access to new groups of shoppers, but some have balked at the change.
"26.03.2017 01:01:37" wsj.com Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review: The Minivan Goes Gloriously Electric Chrysler's Pacifica Hybrid: The minivan goes gloriously electric. Chrysler's Pacifica Hybrid, the industry's first plug-in hybrid electric minivan, drives like a Tesla (sort of) and can cost less than its gas-powered twin.
"26.03.2017 00:00:49" wsj.com How Close Do You Need to Be to Your Gym? How much farther will people travel to exercise if they belong to a high-end fitness club? Closer is better, but numbers show a higher tolerance for commutes to fancier gyms.
"25.03.2017 23:44:05" wsj.com Suspect Surrenders After One Killed in Shooting on Las Vegas Strip The suspected gunman had barricaded himself inside a double-decker bus, prompting police to partially shut down the Las Vegas Strip—one of the busiest tourist corridors in the U.S.—for four hours. Police say the Las Vegas shooting is unlikely to be terrorism or related to an armed robbery that happened earlier in the day.
"25.03.2017 23:00:44" wsj.com The Frequent Fliers Who Bombarded Match.com Scott McCartney examines an online dating promotion for loyalty points with British Airways, Match and eHarmony with unintended consequences. Looking for love or just in it for the points? A promotion for frequent fliers falls flat.
"25.03.2017 22:00:37" wsj.com The Floating Utopias of the Future Shlomo Angel reviews “Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians." New city-states in international waters could eventually house as many as a billion people.
"25.03.2017 21:00:33" wsj.com The Real Immigration Debate:
Who to Let In and Why Limiting immigration will protect less-skilled workers, the safety net and our civic culture, says Mark Krikorian. Today's bitter immigration debate in the U.S. focuses too narrowly on enforcement, argues Mark Krikorian. All sides need to be clearer about what immigration policy is meant to achieve.
"25.03.2017 20:30:44" wsj.com Netflix: The Monster That's Eating Hollywood How Netflix and Hollywood, partners who now also compete for new content, became frenemies. The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, spurring pushback from rival TV producers who once saw it as a partner.
"25.03.2017 20:01:14" wsj.com Free Up iPhone Space With These Hidden Tricks Here's how to lighten the load on your smartphone. Storage running out? For most, the biggest stuff is in four types of places: photos, messages, music and the big third-party apps that everyone has. These tricks can help you take back your precious gigabytes.
"25.03.2017 19:30:11" wsj.com Smart Lights Are a Bright Idea, With Alexa and Siri Reliable voice control makes smart lighting easier than ever. Geoffrey A. Fowler explains the right—and wrong—ways to improve your home lighting with connected bulbs, plugs and switches.
"25.03.2017 19:00:30" wsj.com Pandas Are Adorable! (Also a Tool for Chinese Geopolitical Domination) Beijing, which has a monopoly on breeding the rare bears, strategically lends them abroad as a soft-power tool to promote warm feelings for the Middle Kingdom—and sometimes dangles them to gain leverage; 'I think they just played us.' China's diplomatic coup: It has a monopoly on global panda production.
"25.03.2017 18:30:16" wsj.com With GOP Plan Dead, Trump Eyes Other Ways to Reshape Health Care With the collapse of the GOP health plan, the Trump administration is set to ramp up its efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act in one of the few ways it has left—by making changes to the law through waivers and rule changes. President Trump tweeted, 'Do not worry!' about health care on Saturday. But the administration faces a dilemma: Weakening the Affordable Care Act could provoke a backlash.
"25.03.2017 18:01:23" wsj.com George Braziller Found His Own Way in Literary and Art Publishing George Braziller, a high-school dropout, didn't know much about book publishing when he set up a publishing house in New York in 1955. Some of his authors later won Nobel or Pulitzer prizes. He died March 16 at age 101. George Braziller, a high-school dropout, didn't know much about book publishing when he set up his own publishing house, so he relied on his instincts. “Did he amass a fortune? No,” said his son Michael. “But he got what he wanted out of life.”
"25.03.2017 17:30:18" wsj.com A Tiny Generic Apartment That Looks Grand What to do with a boring, boxy apartment? Designer Tim Campbell added details that suggest history and furnishings that resulted in handsome glamour. On Manhattan's Lower East Side, a designer invests a previously unremarkable apartment with quiet panache.
"25.03.2017 17:00:40" wsj.com NATO Official Sounds Alarm on Russia Libya Role Russia's role in Libya is causing growing concern at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a senior official said, with the Kremlin appearing to throw its support behind Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a rival of the United Nations-backed coalition government in The Kremlin's apparent support of a Libyan general is causing concern at NATO http://on.wsj.com/2n2YP2d
"25.03.2017 16:30:23" wsj.com Twilight of the Rock Gods As rock 'n' roll loses its founding megastars—and sales juggernauts—the music industry faces pressure to revamp. Rock is undergoing a demographic crisis.
"25.03.2017 16:00:36" wsj.com Utah Republicans Look to Rescind Status of New National Monument Even as the tourism industry and visitors embrace Utah's newly designated national monument, Bears Ears, Republicans are trying to convince President Trump to roll back the protection. Bears Ears National Monument in Utah is the latest subject of a state-federal battle over control of public lands
"25.03.2017 15:30:19" wsj.com To Stay in Shape, Just Add Squash A friendly rivalry with rackets fuels regular competition between a brother and sister in Washington, D.C. Two siblings found an answer to boring exercise: beating each other silly in squash.
"25.03.2017 15:00:13" wsj.com Did You See That Florida Shot? It Was Crazy. A leaping 3-pointer shocks Wisconsin and sends the Gators to a showdown with South Carolina in the Elite Eight. Winning teams can't afford to look back, but as Jason Gay says, let's talk about That 'Gators Shot
"25.03.2017 14:30:25" wsj.com U.S. Coalition Probes Mosul Airstrike That May Have Killed Dozens of Civilians The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq said it is investigating allegations that an airstrike it carried out against positions in western Mosul in recent days killed dozens of civilians. An airstrike in Mosul, Iraq, may have killed up to 200 people, according to local officials and residents, and the U.S.-led coalition has launched an investigation into whether it was involved.
"25.03.2017 14:01:00" wsj.com The Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwich—and the History Behind It What does it take to make the greatest grilled cheese sandwich? A revolution. Beginning in the 1970s, a band of female cheesemakers launched a food revolution. What better way to give them their due than with this recipe for the mother of all grilled cheese sandwiches?
"25.03.2017 13:30:10" wsj.com Live-Streaming Music to Fans on Smartphones Is a Pretty Good Gig More up-and-coming bands and musicians are using apps like YouNow and Live.ly to live-stream acts, connect with audiences—and rake in virtual-currency tips Up-and-coming music acts live-stream on apps like YouNow and Live.ly—and rake in tips.
"25.03.2017 13:23:31" wsj.com U.S. Farmers Seek Shelter From Nafta Storm U.S. agricultural producers are lobbying hard on both sides of the Mexico border to try to ensure that a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement doesn't turn U.S. farm exports into collateral damage. Agriculture groups have been flocking to Mexico to strengthen ties on concerns that Mexico could slap retaliatory tariffs on goods if the U.S. pulls out of Nafta.
"25.03.2017 13:01:17" wsj.com David Rockefeller Overcame Youthful Shyness and Insecurities David Rockefeller grew from a shy, insecure child into a leader in banking, philanthropy and international relations. The former chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank died Monday at age 101. As a child, David Rockefeller was shy and often lonely. But as an adult, he assembled more than 100,000 cards in his Rolodex files, including VIP contacts such as Henry Ford and Nelson Mandela. "I am always open to and aware of the potential of a new
"25.03.2017 12:30:22" wsj.com With GOP Plan Dead, Trump Eyes Other Ways to Reshape Health Care With the collapse of the GOP health plan, the Trump administration is set to ramp up its efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act in one of the few ways it has left—by making changes to the law through waivers and rule changes. The Trump administration faces a dilemma.
"25.03.2017 12:00:34" wsj.com Donald Trump's Need Now: Find a Governing Coalition The collapse of Republicans' first order of business, a health-care overhaul, reveals a startling reality for President Donald Trump: Two months into his presidency, he doesn't yet have a reliable governing coalition, writes columnist Gerald F. Seib. President Trump is more on his own than is usually the case early in a term, writes columnist Gerald F. Seib.
"25.03.2017 12:00:00" The Twilight of the Rock Gods As rock 'n' roll loses its founding megastars—and sales juggernauts—the music industry faces pressure to revamp.
"25.03.2017 11:00:30" wsj.com Cruise Vacations for the Anti-Cruise Crowd Megaships are out, small and sophisticated is in. A guide to the growing trend toward modestly proportioned cruise ships, plus 8 intriguingly unconventional voyages, from Alaska to Antarctica.
"25.03.2017 10:00:10" wsj.com Where Was the Opposition to the Republican Health Care Bill? Holdouts from two wings of the party sank the Republican bill to replace Obamacare The GOP health-care bill failed to gain the backing of some conservative and moderate Republicans. Here's a look at where House members fall on the political spectrum.
"25.03.2017 09:30:19" wsj.com Pandas Are Adorable! (Also a Tool for Chinese Geopolitical Domination) Beijing, which has a monopoly on breeding the rare bears, strategically lends them abroad as a soft-power tool to promote warm feelings for the Middle Kingdom—and sometimes dangles them to gain leverage; 'I think they just played us.' Don't like China? No pandas for you!
"25.03.2017 09:00:48" wsj.com How to Elect a Leader in Hong Kong Hong Kong will elect its new leader on March 26. Although many Hong Kongers would like everyone to have a vote, the system to elect a new chief executive is a far cry from universal suffrage. Graphic: Sharon Shi for The Wall Street Journal Hong Kong will elect its new leader on March 26. Although many Hong Kongers would like everyone to have a vote, the system to elect a new chief executive is a far cry from universal suffrage.
"25.03.2017 07:00:41" wsj.com The U.S. Is Preparing to Charge Financier Jho Low in Malaysian 1MDB Scandal U.S. authorities intend to file criminal charges against financier Jho Low in connection with a scandal at Malaysia's 1MDB state development fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Low has said he was a victim of political infighting. Any charges could increase pressure on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who set up 1MDB and was close to Jho Low.
"25.03.2017 05:00:42" wsj.com China Sees a Manufacturing Future—in America A shoe manufacturer in China's factory belt is scouting for a location in the U.S. for its newest machinery as manufacturing trends shift in America's favor. One problem: a lack of skilled U.S. workers. Some Chinese companies now want to move their factories to the U.S. China's World columnist Andrew Browne explains why.
"25.03.2017 04:30:17" wsj.com Devin Booker Scores 70 Points—Yes, 70 Points—In One NBA Game Michael Jordan never scored 70 points in one game. LeBron James has never done it. Stephen Curry has never come close to doing it. Devin Booker did it on Friday, scoring 70 against the Boston Celtics. Devin Booker had never scored more than 40 points in one NBA game until Friday night—when all he did was shatter his career-high and almost everyone else's who has ever played basketball by scoring 70.
"25.03.2017 03:00:28" wsj.com New Clues on Why You Can't Escape Cockroaches A Japanese study offers a hint why American cockroaches are so hard to get rid of: Females can breed for years and multiply their numbers dozens of times alone, without ever mating with a male. How a colony of 15 virgin female cockroaches multiplied to 1,000—without ever mating.
"25.03.2017 01:29:08" wsj.com After Battle Royal for China Vanke, Property Tycoon Keeps Control of Empire As China Vanke prepares to report earnings Sunday, its future looks to be safely in the hands of its ally and largest shareholder after a fierce takeover battle. Chinese property tycoon Wang Shi nearly lost control of his empire to an upstart investor. Now it appears he has gained it back, with an assist from China's insurance regulator.
"25.03.2017 00:30:11" wsj.com The White Sox Are Copying The Cubs Blueprint The defending World Series champs built their roster by stockpiling young prospects. Their neighbors on Chicago's South Side are trying to do the same The Chicago White Sox are trying to keep up with their North Side neighbors the Cubs by taking a page from the World Series winners' playbook.
"25.03.2017 00:19:00" Ex-CIA Director: Mike Flynn, Turkish Officials Discussed Remov... In an excerpt from an exclusive WSJ interview, former CIA director James Woolsey described a meeting he attended where then-Trump advisor Mike Flynn and others discussed moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey and avoiding the U.S. extradition process. More
"25.03.2017 00:00:02" wsj.com London Attacker Khalid Masood Led Itinerant Life Punctuated by Violence On Tuesday, Khalid Masood ate a takeout kebab for dinner and spent his last night alive alone in a small, budget hotel in an English seaside town. In the morning he checked out, drove to London and went on a rampage. Born Adrian Alms, London attacker Khalid Masood used multiple names, changed addresses often and served time for knifing a man.
"24.03.2017 23:08:14" wsj.com Seeds of Health-Bill Defeat Were Sown Months Ago President Donald Trump lost his first major legislative battle largely because of defections from a cabal of conservative lawmakers whose penchant for disruption once positioned them as his kindred political spirits. The collapse of the much-promised measure to repeal and replace Obamacare is a major setback for the nascent White House.
"24.03.2017 22:34:26" How the GOP Health-Care Bill Failed In a blow to Donald J. Trump's young administration, House Republicans pulled their bill to replace Obamacare after failing to gain support within their own party. Here's how the American Health Care Act failed.
"24.03.2017 21:20:26" wsj.com Former Penn State President Convicted of Child Endangerment in Sex Abuse Case Jurors found Graham Spanier guilty over his handling of a complaint involving Jerry Sandusky. Graham Spanier was found guilty of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in 2001.
"24.03.2017 21:09:26" WSJ Politics Speaker Paul Ryan explains the decision to pull the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they "came up short" and that "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."
"24.03.2017 20:50:06" wsj.com Chuck Schumer Breaks the Senate Why desperate red-state Democrats are floating a 'deal' to let Gorsuch through. Kimberley Strassel for WSJ Opinion: If Mr. Manchin and fellow Democrats want to retain the filibuster for future, justified use, that's simple. All they need do is refrain from abusing that power against a highly intelligent, perfectly qualified nominee.
"24.03.2017 20:29:22" wsj.com GOP House Leaders Pull Their Health Bill House Republican leaders abandoned their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act as GOP support for the measure didn't materialize in the final hours. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," said House Speaker Paul Ryan.
"24.03.2017 20:14:12" House Speaker Paul Ryan on Health-Law Vote House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference on Healthcare-Law.
"24.03.2017 20:00:29" wsj.com PBS Chief Defends Need of Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting The head of PBS launched a spirited defense of public broadcasting, saying the organization would like to end reliance on federal funding if access for millions of Americans wasn't dependent on that money. The head of PBS launched a spirited defense of public broadcasting, saying the organization would like to end reliance on federal funding if access for millions of Americans wasn't dependent on that money.
"24.03.2017 20:00:22" wsj.com Health-Care Bill Faces Even Rougher Ride in Senate The House Republican health-care bill, which faces an uncertain vote in the House, would confront even greater obstacles in the Senate, where some GOP members are already vowing to oppose the bill and others are drafting a possible amendment that could The Republican health-care bill would confront even greater obstacles in the Senate, where some GOP members are already vowing to oppose the measure and others are drafting a possible amendment that could significantly change it.
"24.03.2017 19:51:09" wsj.com House Cancels Vote on GOP Health-Care Bill The House GOP leadership postponed a vote on their health-care bill as it appeared to lack enough support to pass. Republicans headed into an emergency meeting. The House GOP leadership postponed a vote on their health-care bill as it appeared to lack enough support to pass. Republicans headed into an emergency meeting.
"24.03.2017 19:40:11" wsj.com Federal Judge Sides With Trump on Revised Travel Ban President Donald Trump won a favorable court ruling Friday on his revised executive order on immigration and refugees, a decision that has no immediate impact but gives the White House new ammunition as it appeals other judicial decisions that blocked his The decision by a judge in Virginia has no immediate practical impact because rulings by judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocking Mr. Trump's order nationwide remain in effect. But it gives the Trump administration a favorable precedent it can now cite as
"24.03.2017 19:20:08" wsj.com Google's YouTube Has Continued Showing Brands' Ads With Racist and Other Objectionable Videos A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers' advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers' advertisements on objectionable videos, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.
"24.03.2017 19:00:37" wsj.com Human Sacrifice As a Tool of
Social Control Robert M. Sapolsky on new research into human sacrifice and how elites used it to control low-status individuals. Robert M. Sapolsky on new research into human sacrifice and how elites used it to control low-status individuals.
"24.03.2017 18:47:19" wsj.com Ex-CIA Director: Mike Flynn and Turkish Officials Discussed Removal of Erdogan Foe From U.S. Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey says he attended a September meeting where other participants, including then-Trump adviser Mike Flynn, talked of moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey without going through U.S. extradition process Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey says he attended a September meeting where other participants, including then-Trump adviser Mike Flynn, talked of moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey without going through the U.S. extradition process.
"24.03.2017 18:40:22" wsj.com Placester Grabs $50 Million for Real Estate Marketing Placester, which provides tools for real estate professionals to market and manage their business, has raised $50 million in Series D financing. Boston-based Placester, which also has an office in Chicago, helps agents and brokers create websites that show their properties and automatically pull in data from listing services.
"24.03.2017 18:20:14" wsj.com Charter Communications to Hire 20,000 U.S. Workers Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge pledged to hire 20,000 U.S. workers and invest $25 billion over the next four years at an event with President Trump, allowing the administration to trumpet a jobs announcement that had been in the works for some Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge pledged to hire 20,000 U.S. workers over the next four years at an event with President Trump, allowing the administration to trumpet a jobs announcement that had been in the works for some time.
"24.03.2017 18:04:06" wsj.com Charter Communications to Hire 20,000 U.S. Workers Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge pledged to hire 20,000 U.S. workers and invest $25 billion over the next four years at an event with President Trump, allowing the administration to trumpet a jobs announcement that had been in the works for some Charter has been discussing the need to hire about 20,000 U.S. workers since at least mid-2015, after it had agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and was still seeking regulatory approval for the megamerger.
"24.03.2017 17:40:03" wsj.com The Real Immigration Debate:
Who to Let In and Why Today's bitter debate focuses too narrowly on enforcement. All sides need to be clearer about what immigration policy is meant to achieve. Even those advocating much more liberal immigration policies acknowledge the need to protect Americans from terrorists, foreign criminals and people who pose a threat to public health.
"24.03.2017 17:26:12" wsj.com EU Antitrust Chief Says Companies May Have Misled Regulator for Merger Clearance The European Union's unusual reassessment of past mergers could lead to significant fines and suggests the bloc could be preparing charges similar to those it leveled against Facebook late last year. The unusual reassessment of past mergers could lead to significant fines for the companies or overturning the clearance, although the latter would be highly unlikely and complicated.
"24.03.2017 17:20:07" wsj.com For a Flavor Boost, Chefs Turn to Big Data Mining databases has produced bizarre yet delicious combinations of ingredients. If you have 25 toppings, you can make 25 different one-topping pizzas, so it isn't hard to think through which one you like best. But for a three-topping pie, you've got nearly 7,000 combinations to choose from. There is no practical way that you can
"24.03.2017 16:57:14" wsj.com House Prepares to Vote on GOP Health Care Bill House Republicans are poised to vote Friday on GOP plan to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, after a showdown with President Donald Trump, who demanded action today on legislation despite signs that party divisions still threaten Follow our live blog of today's House vote on the GOP health-care bill
"24.03.2017 16:48:37" wsj.com France's Le Pen Calls For Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Sharing With Moscow French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a trip to Moscow their two countries should exchange intelligence in the fight against terror, days after four people were killed in an attack in London. "I think it would be beneficial to exchange intelligence information between our two countries," French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
"24.03.2017 16:20:11" wsj.com Netflix: The Monster That's Eating Hollywood The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, spurring pushback from rival TV producers who once saw it as a partner; 70 new titles this year. Netflix's spending on original and acquired programming this year is expected to be more than $6 billion. That is many times what HBO, FX or Showtime spend.
"24.03.2017 16:00:31" wsj.com Steven Mnuchin Says Tax Overhaul Plan Coming Soon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is close to completing its proposal to overhaul the U.S. tax code and said any legislation to reduce corporate and individual rates needed to be comprehensive. Passing a tax-code overhaul would be easier than advancing the health-care legislation, says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
"24.03.2017 15:41:12" wsj.com Facing Ultimatum and Division, House Republicans Plan to Vote on Health Bill The House chamber is expected to decide on the measure that topples key parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act later in the afternoon, following hours of morning debate and personal appeals from President Donald Trump. Party divisions still threaten the chances of the GOP's replacement for Obamacare.
"24.03.2017 15:24:47" wsj.com Don't Like China? No Pandas for You Beijing, which has a monopoly on breeding the rare bears, strategically lends them abroad as a soft-power tool to promote warm feelings for the Middle Kingdom—and sometimes dangles them to gain leverage; 'I think they just played us.' Those adorable pandas are a powerful Chinese geopolitical tool.
"24.03.2017 15:00:11" wsj.com How 'Litmus' Became a Test for Court Nominee Gorsuch Ben Zimmer on the phrase “litmus test” and it journey from 14th-century lichens to middle-school class to the Gorsuch hearings. For decades now, “litmus test” has been an unavoidable term when presidents make their selections to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. A literal “litmus test” is a chemical test of acidity.
"24.03.2017 14:40:18" wsj.com Financial Advisers Put Faith in Religion-Based Investing More financial advisers help clients mesh their financial and spiritual lives. Firms in this space include Ronald Blue & Co., JLens Investor Network, Thrivent Financial and Azzad Asset Management. A growing number of Wall Street firms, such as Morgan Stanley, Bank of America's Merrill Lynch and Ameriprise Financial, have so-called Christian focus groups. At Merrill Lynch, 700 advisers have joined, up from fewer than 25 in 2007.
"24.03.2017 14:23:28" WSJ Tech The CIA targeted iPhones and Macs.
"24.03.2017 14:20:12" wsj.com Health-Data Watchdog Company Has a Powerful Adviser The 4C board also includes well-connected former Republican Cabinet officials Tommy G. Thompson, the company's chairman and a former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and former Treasury Secretary John W. Snow. Another board member is Bill A new board member at 4C Health Solutions, which roots out questionable health-insurance claims, is President Donald J. Trump's personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen.
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"24.03.2017 14:00:42" wsj.com Can Lars Windhorst Get Lucky? Trouble Looms Again For Investing Whiz Lars Windhorst, onetime German entrepreneurial whiz kid, has twice bounced back from bankruptcy. Now, Mr. Windhorst is on the edge again. His Sapinda Group is selling assets after running out of cash and getting sued by several creditors. Can Lars Windhorst get lucky? Trouble looms again for German investing whiz.
"24.03.2017 13:40:09" wsj.com Malaysia Arrests Nine Over Suspected Ties to Islamic State Nine people with suspected links to Islamic State have been arrested by Malaysian police, including one believed to be involved in a bombing at a nightclub in June. The recent sweep is the biggest since police foiled plans by suspected Islamic State-linked militants last month to attack Saudi royals during a visit by King Salman.
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"24.03.2017 13:00:16" wsj.com Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review: The Minivan Goes Gloriously Electric Chrysler's Pacifica Hybrid, the industry's first plug-in hybrid electric minivan, drives like a Tesla (sort of) and can cost less than its gas-powered twin. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid reminds Dan Neil of what General Patton said after he overran Trier, exceeding his orders from Eisenhower. “Do you want me to give it back?”
"24.03.2017 13:00:00" wsj.com With Niche Sites, Wal-Mart Tries Selling to Hipsters Wal-Mart is rapidly buying up hip, small online retailers that appeal to wealthier shoppers in hopes of finally taking on Amazon. The deals give Wal-Mart access to new groups of shoppers, but some have balked at the change. Wal-Mart is rapidly buying up hip, small online retailers that appeal to wealthier shoppers in hopes of finally taking on Amazon. The deals give Wal-Mart access to new groups of shoppers, but some have balked at the change.
"24.03.2017 12:40:06" wsj.com With Niche Sites, Wal-Mart Tries Selling to Hipsters Wal-Mart is rapidly buying up hip, small online retailers that appeal to wealthier shoppers in hopes of finally taking on Amazon. The deals give Wal-Mart access to new groups of shoppers, but some have balked at the change. Wal-Mart plans to let the retailers run as separate entities, the first time it has attempted to build new e-commerce brands in the U.S. However, some of the deals shed light on the extent of Wal-Mart's wider image challenges and the balancing act faced
"24.03.2017 12:20:05" wsj.com Divorced Couples, Put Aside Your Differences...for the Tax Break Issues between divorced couples may resurface every year during tax season, but ex-spouses who continue to feud can end up overpaying. Divorce has many miseries. Taxes are one of the most persistent.
"24.03.2017 12:15:00" wsj.com Manatees Divide a Florida Community In Crystal River, Fla., the self-proclaimed “home of the manatee,” the 1,200-pound sea cows have been strangely divisive. The community has had to balance efforts to protect the marine mammals with the interests of property and business owners. In the 'home of the manatee,' the sea cows have been strangely divisive.
"24.03.2017 11:54:31" wsj.com Manatees Divide a Florida Community In Crystal River, Fla., the self-proclaimed “home of the manatee,” the 1,200-pound sea cows have been strangely divisive. The community has had to balance efforts to protect the marine mammals with the interests of property and business owners. In the 'home of the manatee,' the sea cows have been strangely divisive.
"24.03.2017 11:37:03" wsj.com Can Lars Windhorst Get Lucky? Trouble Looms Again For Investing Whiz Lars Windhorst, onetime German entrepreneurial whiz kid, has twice bounced back from bankruptcy. Now, Mr. Windhorst is on the edge again. His Sapinda Group is selling assets after running out of cash and getting sued by several creditors. Can Lars Windhorst get lucky? Trouble looms again for German investing whiz.
"24.03.2017 10:34:16" wsj.com U.K. Police Make Further Arrests as More Attack Details Emerge Police said they had made two significant arrests overnight in connection with Wednesday's terror attack in London, the U.K. capital's deadliest in more than a decade. British police said they had made two "significant" arrests overnight and seized a "massive amount" of computer data as they probe the deadliest terror attack in London in more than a decade.
"24.03.2017 09:00:13" wsj.com The Story Behind the 'Most Hated Woman in America' A Netflix movie about Madalyn Murray O'Hair's fight against school prayer has angered her son. “The Most Hated Woman in America,” a Netflix original movie debuting Friday about the life and murder of atheist activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, presents a troubling issue for star Melissa Leo: its name.
"24.03.2017 08:30:14" wsj.com Beijing Defends Its Right to Guard South China Sea With Arms Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made an unusually elaborate defense of Beijing's deployment of military gear on artificial islands in the South China Sea, saying the disputed facilities were partly intended to protect maritime trade and air routes. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who was asked to speak about the hot-button issue on a visit to Australia to promote trade links, said that it was China that would be hit hardest by conflict in a region home to trillions of dollars worth of seaborne trade.
"24.03.2017 08:00:05" wsj.com U.S., Israel Conclude Four Days of Talks The U.S. and Israel concluded a round of talks aimed at getting Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table, the second such attempt as the Trump administration makes a foray into the Middle East peace process. The four days of talks focused on Israeli-settlement construction and the economic environment in the West Bank and Gaza, according to U.S. and Israeli officials, and are expected to continue.
"24.03.2017 07:30:38" wsj.com China's Upset Soccer Win Over South Korea Averts Fan Unrest China's national soccer team scored a slim upset victory over South Korea, keeping its hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup alive and averting threats of fan unrest amid a continuing feud between Beijing and Seoul. “Sport is a showcase of a nation's strength,” a Chinese soccer fan said. “This victory helps China put South Korea in its place.”
"24.03.2017 07:00:07" wsj.com Samsung's Restructuring Plan Faces Challenges Samsung Electronics' chief executive said that officials see challenges in restructuring the sprawling Samsung conglomerate, with a continuing review revealing “adverse implications” to switching to a holding-company structure. To restructure or not to restructure? That's the question at South Korea's Samsung conglomerate.
"24.03.2017 06:30:20" wsj.com MSCI Takes Fresh Look at Adding China Shares to Emerging-Market Index Index provider MSCI has kicked off its annual review to determine whether to add domestic Chinese shares to its global benchmarks, a step that could potentially divert billions of dollars of capital to Asia's biggest markets. China is the biggest domestic market not featured in MSCI's flagship indexes.
"24.03.2017 06:00:11" wsj.com China's Bike-Sharing Startups Are Coming to U.S. Cities Urban bike-sharing programs in the U.S. have often been a sinkhole for investors, with low takeup rates and high operating costs requiring public subsidies. Chinese startups think they have a solution. The surge of money flowing into Chinese bike-sharing companies this year has already brought smartphone-activated two-wheelers to an unlikely destination: San Francisco.
"24.03.2017 05:30:15" wsj.com Group of Nations Urges Venezuela to Return to Full Democracy The U.S., Canada and 12 of Latin America's leading nations called on President Nicolás Maduro's government to release political prisoners and take other steps to return to full democracy, in an unprecedented show of unity against the oil-rich regime. The unusual joint statement reflects growing impatience in the region with the deepening crisis in Venezuela. The country is gripped by the worst economic collapse in Latin America in recent decades.
"24.03.2017 05:00:11" wsj.com Chinese Banks Sweat as Liquidity Crunch Looms An explosion in banks' use of bondlike negotiable certificates of deposit to raise funds is testing Beijing's resolve to cure the economy of its addiction to debt-fueled growth and investment booms. A new specter is haunting China's financial system: the negotiable certificate of deposit.
"24.03.2017 04:30:19" wsj.com Eric Mindich's Eton Park Hedge Fund to Close Down High-profile investor Eric Mindich is closing down his hedge fund, Eton Park Capital Management L.P., amid poor performance and slowing interest in hedge funds. Eric Mindich was once called Goldman's Doogie Howser. Now, he is planning to close up shop.
"24.03.2017 04:00:02" wsj.com New WikiLeaks Documents Describe Alleged Mac, iPhone Hacking Tools WikiLeaks on Thursday released new documents it says describe hacking tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency over the past decade to infect Apple Inc. devices. The fresh cache of documents raised eyebrows, describing sinister-sounding software such as “DarkMatter” and “Sonic Screwdriver” that is seemingly hard to detect and can remain on a Mac even after the hard drive is erased.
"24.03.2017 03:30:18" wsj.com The Big Health Fix Bruises Ryan and Trump The big fix in health care left former President Barack Obama with scars, and now it is doing the same with House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump. Maybe there is a lesson in there. A more incremental approach to health care might be more practical than a big fix, writes Gerald F. Seib.
"24.03.2017 03:00:08" wsj.com March 911 Outage Affected More Than 12,000 Callers The outage occurred on March 8, starting in parts of the central and eastern U.S. before spreading to the rest of the country, said Lisa Fowlkes, acting head of the Federal Communications Commission's public safety and homeland security bureau, during an More than 12,000 AT&T wireless customers couldn't get through to 911 during a five-hour outage earlier this month, federal regulators said Thursday.
"24.03.2017 02:40:03" wsj.com Engineers Warn of 'Significant Risk' if California's Oroville Dam Isn't Fixed About 200,000 people living below the state's second-largest reservoir, and the tallest in the nation, were ordered to evacuate on Feb. 12. California faces “a very significant risk” if state officials fail to repair a damaged spillway at Lake Oroville before the November onset of next winter's rainy season, a team of engineering consultants has warned the reservoir's operator.
"24.03.2017 02:20:01" wsj.com Shell Oil Spills Led to 'Astonishingly High' Pollution in Nigeria Shell admitted liability for two large oil spills from a broken pipeline in 2008 in Bodo, a Niger Delta fishing community that, according to U.K. court claims, was inundated with over 500,000 barrels of oil—roughly twice the amount when the Exxon Valdez Shell oil spills that haven't been cleaned up for over eight years have contributed to “astonishingly high” levels of pollution in a Nigerian community, according to a consultant who helped produce a confidential damage assessment for Shell and its
"24.03.2017 02:01:02" wsj.com A Tiny Generic Apartment That Looks Grand On Manhattan's Lower East Side, a designer invests a previously unremarkable apartment with quiet panache. Elements that create a dramatic living room minus the flash:
"24.03.2017 01:40:07" wsj.com A Compound to Capture Lost Energy Every day, scads of energy are wasted in the form of heat—from cars, stoves, old-fashioned lightbulbs and even the human body. Much of the energy produced by power plants is also lost this way. Scientists at the University of Utah say they have come up with a material to harvest waste heat energy efficiently and without great cost or toxic dangers
"24.03.2017 01:20:04" wsj.com London Attacks Highlight Balancing Act for Big Cities Cities from Washington to Jerusalem have erected increasingly tight security around government and tourist districts, while working within the constraints of crowded centers that make it difficult to erect things like blast walls. Governments are increasingly having to balance tight security with public access to some of their most politically sensitive sites, arrangements put to test in Britain this week when a terrorist attempted to storm the country's parliament.
"24.03.2017 01:00:52" wsj.com In Health-Law Fight, GOP Leaders Struggle to Reconcile Factions' Needs Legislation to replace Obamacare was pulled from the House schedule Thursday because Mr. Ryan and Mr. Trump couldn't get a majority of Republicans to vote for it. After years of making the repeal of the Affordable Care Act a signature issue, Republicans are struggling to deliver on the promise, floundering amid warring factions that neither President Donald Trump nor House Speaker Paul Ryan have been able to whip
"24.03.2017 00:40:04" wsj.com Riverstone, Retired Energy Executive Get Billion-Dollar Check to Shop in Oil Patch In staking Silver Run Acquisition Corp. II, investors are hoping that Riverstone Holdings LLC, the energy-focused investment firm, can repeat the success of a similarly named entity it launched last year with another big-name oil executive. Investors Thursday handed a blank check for nearly $1 billion to a New York investment firm and a retired energy CEO turned theology student so they can hunt for an oil business to buy.
"24.03.2017 00:20:09" wsj.com Europeans Struggle With Elusive Terror Threat Authorities have thwarted a number of potential attacks in recent years but have failed to detect several others by assailants who were known to law enforcement but had loose if any ties to terror groups. U.S. officials face similar challenges. European officials say they are having trouble monitoring a growing roster of suspected extremists as they try to zero in on which radicals pose the greatest threat and prevent them from committing terrorist acts.
"24.03.2017 00:00:29" blogs.wsj.com Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner on Aspen Ski Break Amid Washington Drama During a week in which Mr. Trump has faced perhaps the most significant test yet of his presidency, Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump were in Aspen, Colo., skiing with other members of the Trump family. The White House deployed an army of top advisers to President Trump's meeting Thursday morning with the House Freedom Caucus, many of whom are holdouts on the GOP health law. Missing from that squadron of senior aides: his daughter Ivanka Trump and
"23.03.2017 23:40:04" wsj.com Utah Man Killed in London Attack Kurt Cochran was with his wife, Melissa, as the couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, a family spokesman said. Melissa is currently in the hospital. A Utah man visiting Europe was killed in Wednesday's terror attack in London and his wife was seriously injured.
"23.03.2017 23:20:02" wsj.com States Move to Strengthen Laws in Response to Rise in Hate Crimes Among the efforts are multiple bills in New York that include heightened penalties for desecrating a religious cemetery and a broad array of new punishments contemplated in Connecticut. U.S. lawmakers are responding to the recent upsurge in hate crimes by trying to strengthen laws and policies to dissuade harmful acts motivated by bias.
"23.03.2017 23:00:47" wsj.com Amazon Defeats IRS in Tax-Court Case The U.S. Tax Court ruled Thursday that the IRS made arbitrary determinations and abused its discretion in several instances, marking another setback for the agency in high-profile international corporate tax cases. Amazon prevailed over the IRS in a more than $1.5 billion dispute over the online retailer's transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.
"23.03.2017 22:40:09" wsj.com Trump's Russia House The intelligence agencies' Russia investigation is a hall of mirrors that distorts and diminishes everyone who comes near it. Daniel Henninger for WSJ Opinion: Rather than develop countermeasures against the Putin subversion effort, our politics wallows in the Trump vs. Democrats smackdown.
"23.03.2017 22:20:16" wsj.com British-Born Khalid Masood Identified as London Attacker The attack left at least four dead and dozens injured. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/Associated Press. Police on Thursday identified the man responsible for a terror attack outside Britain's Parliament as 52-year-old Khalid Masood.
"23.03.2017 22:01:05" wsj.com Immigrant Who Helped Build a Business Faces Deportation Now Mr. Beristain, 43, is in jail and scheduled to be deported to his native Mexico on Friday. Federal immigration authorities knew for years that Roberto Beristain was living in the U.S. illegally, but they allowed him to stay. He had married, was raising four children and building a business in Indiana.
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"23.03.2017 21:40:05" wsj.com Theranos Offers Shares for Promise Not to Sue Theranos Inc. plans to give additional shares to investors who pledge not to sue the battered blood-testing company or Elizabeth Holmes, its founder and chief executive, people familiar with the matter said. A deal approved by Theranos's board would give investors who pledge not to sue the battered blood-testing company some shares from founder Elizabeth Holmes's personal stake.
"23.03.2017 21:20:07" wsj.com More Charges Filed Against Chicago Officer in Shooting of Laquan McDonald A grand jury and prosecutors have added 16 counts of aggravated battery against Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke, one for every shot he fired at black teen Laquan McDonald. Jason Van Dyke is facing 16 counts of aggravated battery, one for each shot fired at Laquan McDonald.
"23.03.2017 20:59:22" wsj.com Belgian Security Forces Foil Possible Car Attack in Antwerp Belgian police arrested an inebriated 39-year-old French man of North African descent after he attempted to drive through a crowd in Antwerp in a car containing weapons before being stopped by Belgian security forces. An inebriated man tried to drive through a crowd one day after a rampage in central London. Various weapons were discovered in the car's trunk.
"23.03.2017 20:36:57" wsj.com Jessica Alba's Startup Pulls Bottles of Dish Soap That Were Underfilled Target Corp. and other retailers in recent months stopped selling a popular household cleaner from Jessica Alba's Honest Co. after learning the product contained less liquid than its label claimed. Honest Co. says it is rolling out new dish soap in revised packaging to correct an error in underfilled bottles.
"23.03.2017 20:20:05" wsj.com In the Midwest, Immigrants Are Stemming Population Decline Immigrants are helping 46 Midwestern metropolitan areas stave off population decline brought about by economic malaise, a study shows. Former manufacturing hubs, where thousands have moved away, are seeking out foreign-born residents.
"23.03.2017 19:59:04" wsj.com Why John Calipari Gets His Own Coffee The polarizing Kentucky basketball coach is constantly in campaign mode—shaking hands, kissing babies and holding court at Dunkin' Donuts. John Calipari makes $7 million each year but still uses his Dunkin' Donuts loyalty card every day. Here's why that matters to Kentucky's rabid basketball fans.
"23.03.2017 19:51:16" wsj.com House Republican Leaders Postpone Vote on Health-Care Bill Republicans postponed the planned vote on their legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, after last-minute negotiations and personal lobbying from President Donald Trump failed to secure majority support for the bill only hours ahead of a planned Last-minute negotiations and lobbying failed to lock down majority support for a Thursday floor vote on the GOP health plan.
"23.03.2017 19:40:05" wsj.com Decorating with Color: An Expert Shares Her Rules Paris-based designer India Mahdavi talks color timidity, celebrating your bad taste and her favorite place to eat like an Egyptian pharaoh “We've come to a world that can be quite harsh, spending a lot of time in front of a screen. You have to compensate in some way with your surroundings.”
"23.03.2017 19:20:08" wsj.com Police Name London Suspect; American Victim Is Identified Police identified the man who carried out the deadly rampage outside Parliament as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British-born man who had previous convictions. Image: AFP/Getty Images Alleged assailant is identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, who had previous criminal convictions.
"23.03.2017 19:00:53" wsj.com Where New York's Billionaires Live Some of the world's richest people live in four well-known buildings off New York's Central Park. But the high life doesn't always mean staying above the fray: lawsuits, paparazzi, the occasional house arrest. A financier under house arrest. Beyoncé swarmed by paparazzi. Accusations of a stolen Warhol self-portrait.
"23.03.2017 18:49:58" wsj.com Nunes Offers Apology for Trump Surveillance Disclosure, Lawmakers Say Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, apologized to Democrats for not consulting with them before his surprise announcement a day earlier that U.S. intelligence had intercepted information about people involved in The House Intelligence Committee chairman said his failure to consult members before a White House meeting was a 'judgment call.'
"23.03.2017 18:41:07" wsj.com European Union to Celebrate Its 60th Birthday Under a Cloud EU leaders are gathering to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty, but Brexit, economic malaise, immigration, Russian hostility, U.S. indifference and growing nationalist sentiment are spoiling the party. Brexit, immigration and growing nationalism across the Continent are spoiling the EU's birthday party
"23.03.2017 18:21:03" wsj.com What Comes After the Trump Trade for Markets? Markets can be driven by stories about fundamental factors or by pure supply and demand. Knowing that the narrative about fundamentals has stopped working is useful for investors. Markets love a good story. Unfortunately, the statistics often can't predict the narrative.
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"23.03.2017 18:07:10" wsj.com GOP Lawmakers Say No Deal Yet on Health Bill Republican leaders remained short of the support needed for their health plan just hours before a scheduled vote in the House, with President Donald Trump continuing his personal lobbying of wary GOP lawmakers to back the bill to replace the Affordable After meeting with President Trump, the chairman of the Freedom Caucus group of conservative lawmakers said there still aren't enough votes to pass the GOP health-care bill .
"23.03.2017 18:02:07" wsj.com There's More to Portuguese Wine Than Port Port put Portugal's Douro Valley on the wine map, and now local vintners are reinvigorating the region with first-rate dry reds and whites. But first you have to track them down. Why are the well-made, well-priced wines of Portugal's Douro Valley so hard to track down?
"23.03.2017 17:54:07" wsj.com Valeant CEO Joseph Papa Was Paid $62.7 Million in 2016 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Chief Executive Joseph Papa took in $62.7 million in pay last year as it navigated the fallout from accounting problems, a near debt default and investigations by Congress. Joseph Papa's pay was more than five times higher than what he had earned in 2015 at the helm of Perrigo Co., but less than half of the $141.6 million Valeant's former CEO Michael Pearson was paid at Valeant in 2015.
"23.03.2017 17:37:51" WSJ. Custom Studios A unique approach to financial services has proven successful for this bank in U.S. markets.
"23.03.2017 17:31:51" wsj.com Basic-Services Requirement Is at Heart of Health-Insurance Split At the heart of the last-minute negotiations over the House GOP health-care bill is the Obamacare requirement that most insurance policies cover a basic set of health services, including maternity and mental-health care. Sticking point: Should health-insurance plans have to cover ACA "essentials," including maternity, mental-health, hospital, ambulance, and pediatric services, as well as prescription drugs?
"23.03.2017 17:22:02" wsj.com Google Faces Tall Order Policing Content Google's commitment to better police the millions of websites and videos across its advertising network is complicated by the very scale and diversity that has made the network so attractive to marketers. “The advantage is you have access to a million publishers and a billion articles. The disadvantage is you have access to a million publishers and a billion articles,” says one digital agency executive.
"23.03.2017 17:01:35" wsj.com How Health-Care Coverage Would Change Under GOP Proposal The House Republican proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, expected to be voted on Thursday, would bring big changes to health-care coverage and funding for many Americans. Among the changes: no more individual mandate, and tax credits would replace ACA subsidies.
"23.03.2017 17:00:47" wsj.com How Does Russia Meddle in Elections? Look at Bulgaria Bulgarian officials say a former Russian spy advised pro-Moscow party on how to manipulate voters as part of Kremlin's effort to regain influence in Eastern Europe. Blueprint includes planting fake news and phony polls. How an ex-Russian spy delivered a secret plan to win elections in Bulgaria
"23.03.2017 16:40:33" wsj.com Artsy-Craftsy Booze Is Giving Kentucky Rabbis a Headache As distilleries crank out exotic new spirits, the Litvins, a family of seven orthodox rabbis based in Louisville, have taken it upon themselves to try keep bourbon kosher; insects? definitely not. Kentucky bourbon has always been considered kosher, and generations of observant Jews have reached for it without worry. Well, not anymore.
"23.03.2017 16:31:47" March Madness Gets Trumped Donald J. Trump didn't fill out a bracket for NCAA March Madness, but that didn't stop the star-studded broadcast team from talking about wiretapping locker rooms, repealing and replacing basketball rules and "Making March Mad Again."
"23.03.2017 16:27:20" wsj.com Schumer Urges Filibuster to Block Gorsuch Confirmation The Senate's top Democrat will oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court and urged his Democratic colleagues to block the nomination. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he couldn't support President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, saying he feared he was insufficiently independent of the Trump administration.
"23.03.2017 16:19:05" wsj.com FBI Worked With Israel to Arrest Person Suspected of Bomb Threats The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday it had worked with Israeli National Police to locate and arrest a person suspected of making bomb threats to Jewish organizations across the country and elsewhere. The FBI says it worked with Israeli National Police to locate and arrest a person suspected of making bomb threats to Jewish organizations across the U.S. and elsewhere.
"23.03.2017 16:11:04" wsj.com Disney Extends CEO Iger's Tenure to 2019 With no successor to take the helm at the world's largest media company, Robert Iger will stay on at least one additional year as head of Walt Disney. Previously set to retire in 2015 and then 2016, Robert Iger said when his contract was extended to 2018 that “this time I really mean” to retire. Now Disney's board has extended his contract to July 2, 2019.
"23.03.2017 15:40:06" wsj.com Cruise Vacations for the Anti-Cruise Crowd Megaships are out, small and sophisticated is in. A guide to the growing trend toward modestly proportioned cruise ships, plus 8 intriguingly unconventional voyages, from Alaska to Antarctica Eight cruises for people who hate cruises, from sailing trips in Greece to a wine-tasting river cruise in Oregon.
"23.03.2017 15:20:13" wsj.com U.N. Air-Safety Arm Pushes for Video Recorders in Cockpits The United Nations' air-safety arm, ICAO, is pushing for video recorders to be installed in future airliner cockpits to assist investigations of serious incidents and crashes, in a move that puts safety gains above privacy drawbacks, according to agency The United Nations' air-safety arm is pushing for video recorders to be installed in airliner cockpits to assist investigations of serious incidents and crashes, a step that has been opposed by pilots for decades.
"23.03.2017 15:02:29" wsj.com Health Vote's Outcome Carries High Stakes for Trump Presidency Thursday's vote on the overhaul of Obamacare could set a trajectory for the rest of President Trump's term, which is why he has stepped up his involvement and embraced the role of 'closer.' Donald Trump's negotiating skills and power to push ambitious goals through Congress face an early and high-stakes test with Thursday's health-care vote.
"23.03.2017 14:40:06" wsj.com Victims of Westminster Terrorist Attack Remembered Friends and colleagues of the two people thus far identified as killed in the Westminster attack remembered them with grief and admiration. Friends and colleagues of the people thus far identified as killed in the London terrorist attack remembered them with grief and admiration.
"23.03.2017 14:20:07" wsj.com Ex-Russian Lawmaker Who Fled to Ukraine is Shot Dead A former Russian lawmaker who fled to Ukraine and received citizenship there was gunned down in central Kiev, a killing that Ukraine's president claimed was “an act of state terrorism” by the Kremlin. A former Russian lawmaker who fled to Ukraine and received citizenship there was gunned down in Kiev, a killing that Ukraine's president claimed was “an act of state terrorism” by the Kremlin.
"23.03.2017 14:01:22" wsj.com Can This Man Save Macy's? The new CEO of Macy's discusses his plans for the iconic department store to stay atop a shrinking market. Macy's is getting a new CEO, and he says he knows what ails the struggling department-store chain.
"23.03.2017 13:40:06" wsj.com GOP Lawmakers Struggle to Unite on Health Bill The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act remained in jeopardy after a day of intense negotiations among Republicans that showed signs of rallying conservatives behind the bill while driving away more centrist lawmakers. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act remained in jeopardy after a day of intense negotiations showed signs of rallying wavering conservatives while driving away more centrist lawmakers.
"23.03.2017 13:20:02" wsj.com How the London Terror Attack Unfolded U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recounted how Wednesday's terror attack in London unfolded. The incident was captured by bystanders who shared what they witnessed across social media. Watch: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recounted how Wednesday's terror attack unfolded.
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"23.03.2017 13:00:13" wsj.com Lotte Chairman Explains Why He's Putting an Antimissile Battery on his Golf Course Since South Korea's government identified a Lotte-owned golf course as a site for a U.S.-built missile-defense system, the country's fifth-largest conglomerate has become a test case of China's ability to wage economic warfare against its neighbors to When the government wants an antimissile battery on your golf course, you don't say no.
"23.03.2017 12:40:06" wsj.com Baidu's Loss Is a Setback for AI in China As ambitious as they are, China's tech firms are behind the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft when it comes to artificial intelligence. With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, their ability to retain top foreign talent is in With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, the ability of the country's tech firms to retain top foreign talent is in question.
"23.03.2017 12:20:09" wsj.com Apple to Start Making iPhones in India Over Next Two Months Apple will soon start assembling iPhones in India for the first time, say government officials familiar with its plans, boosting the company's chances of gaining a foothold in the fast-growing market. With sales cooling in China, manufacturing iPhones locally would help Apple address what may be its biggest problem in India: its smartphones are simply too expensive for the vast majority of people.
"23.03.2017 11:59:05" wsj.com Turkey's Referendum Could Backfire on Erdogan The stakes are high—and outcome uncertain—for vote on enhanced powers for the presidency Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a constitutional referendum in April looks surprisingly on certain, with high stakes for Turkey's leader, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.
"23.03.2017 11:15:12" wsj.com Agriculture Secretary Nominee Faces Trade Tumult, Glut and Budget Cuts Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, whose confirmation hearing is Thursday, would take over the USDA as the U.S. grapples with another bumper crop that has slashed farmers' income. Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, whose confirmation hearing is Thursday, would take over the USDA as the U.S. grapples with another bumper crop that has slashed farmers' income.
"23.03.2017 11:01:09" wsj.com Players Are Spending Millions of Dollars to Cheat on Videogames Videogame companies, including Ubisoft Entertainment and Activision Blizzard, are fighting back against gamers who cheat, some with unapproved software they buy online. Companies are hiring spies to weed out cheaters in videogame e-sports.
"23.03.2017 10:40:05" wsj.com Fed Rate Increase Makes 0% Financing Deals More Pricey for Retailers With interest rates climbing, 0% financing deals on everything from cars to furniture will start to get more expensive for retailers. Companies will likely absorb the extra cost on no-interest purchases, hoping rate boost is a sign of an improving economy.
"23.03.2017 10:00:51" wsj.com Venezuelan Women in Labor Cross to Colombia to Give Birth Hundreds of pregnant Venezuelan women have streamed into Colombia in recent months to have their babies, underscoring the fast-deteriorating conditions of Venezuelan hospitals and straining Colombia's public-health network. Fearful of having a baby in a grim Venezuelan hospital, Gerlimar Pastrán took a nine-hour bus ride to a border city in Colombia to give birth.
"23.03.2017 09:01:08" wsj.com U.K. Police Arrest Seven in Response to Attack Near London Parliament Detectives worked to piece together the events leading up to a rampage by a suspected Islamist terrorist British police carried out six overnight raids across the U.K. following a terror attack on the capital that left three dead, including a police officer.
"23.03.2017 09:00:06" wsj.com Meet the CFO-Banker Who May Be Next to Run Deutsche Bank Marcus Schenck, a chief financial officer who shepherds deals, this month landed the plum job of deputy CEO overseeing Deutsche Bank's recombined investment bank. A penchant for deal-making has landed Marcus Schenck the promotion of his life: This month, he was named deputy CEO alongside another German, Christian Sewing, a 46-year old who oversees retail and private banking and has been at Deutsche Bank since he
"23.03.2017 08:15:03" wsj.com Nike's Best Defense Is a Good Offense Nike's scale gives it a long-term competitive advantage, which should help it win back market share. Heard on the Street: Nike wants to maintain its status as most valuable player. Investors shouldn't underestimate the importance of its size in that feat.
"23.03.2017 07:30:10" wsj.com The U.S. Apartment Boom, Measured in Construction Cranes Of 12 major U.S. metro areas, Chicago has the most cranes working on residential construction projects. Seattle comes in second. Sightseers in Chicago should keep their eyes open for cranes—the towering, metal kind.
"23.03.2017 07:00:45" wsj.com European Hopes Dim for a Brexit Trade Pact U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May declared that no Brexit deal is better than a bad deal. It should hardly come as a surprise that many in the European Union feel the same way. Theresa May says no deal is better than a bad deal. Some in the EU see things the same way, writes Simon Nixon.
"23.03.2017 06:30:09" wsj.com China Sinks Suggestion It Will Develop Disputed South China Sea Shoal Beijing dismissed reports it will build on Scarborough Shoal, an outcrop in the South China Sea that is also claimed by the Philippines, after a Chinese mayor triggered alarm in Manila by raising the prospect. China says it isn't planning to build on South China Sea shoal that's also claimed by the Philippines.
"23.03.2017 06:00:15" wsj.com Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds In 2015, two economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white middle-aged Americans after decades of decline. Now a new analysis from the same pair paints an even bleaker picture. Driving the uptick are increases in “deaths of despair”—from drugs, alcohol-related liver diseases and suicide, as well as a slowdown in progress against death in middle age from heart disease and cancer, the nation's biggest killers.
"23.03.2017 05:30:02" wsj.com Privacy Shield Seems Safe, but Have a Backup Plan Privacy protections are meant to keep European citizens' data away from U.S. intelligence agencies. The Privacy Shield data transfer agreement between the U.S. and EU is likely to remain intact under the Trump administration, experts say, but American businesses can still take steps to ensure they're protected if the deal fails.
"23.03.2017 05:00:15" wsj.com Paul Manafort's Russia Ties Resurface White House seeks to distance itself from the president's former campaign manager. The White House sought to distance itself from President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign manager following a new account that alleged he worked to promote Russian interests in his previous work as a political consultant.
"23.03.2017 04:30:12" wsj.com For China's Central Bank, an Increasingly Difficult Balancing Act The PBOC's charge: contain asset bubbles and steady the yuan without triggering a cash crunch and stifling growth. The People's Bank of China's multiple mandates—keeping risk in check, the government's top economic priority, and steadying the yuan without triggering a cash crunch and stifling growth—are becoming harder to juggle.
"23.03.2017 04:00:25" wsj.com Trump-Russia Collusion Evidence Is 'More Than Circumstantial,' Key Lawmaker Says U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement officials have “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion between the Russian government and associates of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, said Rep. Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the House “I can tell you that the case is more than that, and I can't go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now,” says Rep. Adam Schiff.
"23.03.2017 03:30:04" wsj.com Bird-Flu Outbreak Brings Pain for Poultry Producers in Asia Prices in China for broiler chickens, a breed grown for meat, are down one-third from a year ago. Avian influenza is spreading across Asia in what may be the worst outbreak in seven years.
"23.03.2017 03:00:38" wsj.com California's Central Valley Farmers Bemoan Water Allocation Farmers note that reservoirs across the Golden State have been filled to overflowing; agency says drier forecast is a factor. Farmers in a vast stretch of California's Central Valley—the nation's fruit and vegetable basket—will receive only 65% of the imported water they need to irrigate their crops, despite one of the wettest winters in state history.
"23.03.2017 02:40:03" wsj.com Qualified Teachers in Shorter Supply in Cities, Education Report Says Black students, especially those in metro areas, fared worse than other racial groups in their likelihood of having qualified teachers, according to the National Center for Education Statistics report released this month. Public-school students in cities are less likely than their suburban counterparts to have qualified teachers with permanent certifications in math and reading—and the levels of such expertise have continued to drop, according to a new federal report.
"23.03.2017 02:20:02" wsj.com Survivors of Orlando Massacre Sue Gunman's Widow and His Employer The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, stems from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, when gunman Omar Mateen rampaged through the nightclub, killing 49 people before police fatally shot him. Dozens of survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Fla., last June, along with victims' relatives, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's widow and his employer, arguing they could have prevented the violence.
"23.03.2017 02:00:24" wsj.com Bill de Blasio Searches for Support for 'Mansion Tax' in Albany The New York City mayor finds little welcome in the New York capital as his visit to find backing for a tax proposal is mocked by state Senate Republicans and virtually ignored by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Bill de Blasio runs the nation's largest city, has shared the stage with Hillary Clinton and has crisscrossed the country in recent months fundraising for Democrats—but is welcomed with shrugs in Albany.
"23.03.2017 01:40:05" wsj.com Medical School Seeks to Make Training More Compassionate A New York City medical school has embarked on a soul-searching campaign of culture change after a 27-year-old student there jumped to her death last summer from her eighth-floor dorm residence. After the suicide of a fourth-year student, a New York City medical school is taking steps to change its culture.
"23.03.2017 01:20:05" wsj.com Justice Department Asks Court to Speed Review of Travel-Ban Ruling Judges in Maryland and Hawaii issued rulings within hours of one another last week that put Mr. Trump's latest travel ban on hold, saying the executive order was likely unlawful because the president appeared to have engaged in religious discrimination. The Justice Department asked an appeals court to speed up its review of a judge's ruling last week that prohibited President Trump from enforcing his revised executive order barring U.S. entry for people from six Muslim-majority countries.
"23.03.2017 01:01:13" wsj.com California State University System Trustees Approve Tuition Increase Annual tuition for in-state students attending one of Cal State's 23 campuses will increase by $270 to $5,742 for the 2017-2018 school year. Trustees at the California State University System approved a nearly 5% tuition hike for next school year, the first increase since 2011, as the nation's largest public university system contends with a state budget proposal that fell far short of its
"23.03.2017 00:40:04" wsj.com London Attack Hands Theresa May Her First Security Crisis Days before she is set to formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, Mrs. May will have to juggle the fallout of the deadly attack Wednesday at the heart of the government as she guides the nation through a historic transformation. Prime Minister Theresa May, who spent six years in charge of the U.K.'s interior ministry, is facing her first major test handling a security crisis since becoming the country's leader following the Brexit vote.
"23.03.2017 00:20:10" wsj.com Man Charged With Racially-Motivated Manhattan Killing James Harris Jackson, 28 years old, surrendered to police in Times Square just after midnight on Wednesday after seeing a photograph of himself publicized by various media outlets, said William Aubry, chief of Manhattan South detectives. A Baltimore man who fatally stabbed a 66-year-old in Midtown this week came to New York City with the goal of harming black men, New York Police Department officials said on Wednesday.
"23.03.2017 00:00:29" wsj.com For Tourists Caught in London Bedlam, Hours of Waiting and Wondering “It was scary at first,” recalled Anne Hutchinson, as she described how she, her husband Jim and their son Jack, from Lincoln, Massachusetts, were stranded high above London for three hours in one of the British capital's most iconic attractions. Tourists became entangled in the bedlam following Wednesday's attack in one of the most visited swaths of real estate in the world.
"22.03.2017 23:40:07" wsj.com U.S. Increases Support for New Anti-ISIS Operation in Syria The U.S. has increased support for operations in and around the city of Tabqa, which includes the nearby Tabqa Dam, adding to the train-and-advise mission U.S. special operations forces have been providing for many months. U.S. forces are providing airlift and artillery support for a newly launched operation in Syria, deepening American involvement in the conflict and inching American troops closer to danger, despite Defense officials claiming U.S. forces aren't conducting
"22.03.2017 23:20:06" wsj.com Starbucks Pledges to Hire More U.S. Military Veterans Presiding over his last annual shareholders meeting as chief executive on Wednesday, Howard Schultz said Starbucks will hire 15,000 veterans and their spouses by 2025, on top of more than 10,000 hired since a pledge he made four years ago. Starbucks plans to hire more U.S. military veterans and their spouses after facing backlash over its promise to hire refugees.
"22.03.2017 23:00:20" wsj.com U.K. Lawmaker Is Hailed as a Hero for Helping Slain Police Officer Tobias Ellwood, a New York-born U.K. lawmaker and British army veteran is being hailed as a hero for helping a London police officer who was stabbed and slain in what is being called a terror attack on Wednesday. When a police officer was stabbed by a suspected terrorist outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday, an unlikely figure rushed to his side: Tobias Ellwood, a New York-born U.K. lawmaker and British army veteran.
"22.03.2017 22:40:05" wsj.com In Trump Country, Health-Care Overhaul Has Support, But Cost Is a Worry The town of Waynesboro, Pa., has two messages for lawmakers reworking the U.S. health insurance system: Repeal the Affordable Care Act, but keep the costs of insurance down. For some in Waynesboro, Pa., the House health bill is an abstraction—but Medicaid cuts are very real.
"22.03.2017 22:20:18" wsj.com Kentucky Law Makes It a Hate Crime to Attack a Police Officer Over objections from civil rights leaders, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill into law that makes it a hate crime to attack a police officer or emergency responder, joining Louisiana as the only other state with a “Blue Lives Matter” law. Kentucky has joined Louisiana in passing what's known as a Blue Lives Matter law. A number of states are considering similar laws in the wake of last year's ambushes against police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La.
"22.03.2017 22:00:30" wsj.com Abortion-Rights Opponents Press Republicans to Back Health Bill Republican lawmakers who are wavering in their support for the GOP health-care plan are feeling stepped-up pressure from another corner: antiabortion groups that enthusiastically back the measure. Antiabortion groups say they will track GOP lawmakers' votes on the health-care plan, which they are backing.
"22.03.2017 21:40:04" wsj.com London Terror Attack: Eyewitness Account A tourist in London recalls watching the aftermath of the terror attack on Wednesday in which at least three people and the assailant were killed. Photo: Getty Images. A tourist from Boston recalls his experience atop the London Eye, where people were held for hours in the wake of what police are calling a terror attack at Westminster on Wednesday:
"22.03.2017 21:27:38" The House Republican health-care bill includes the biggest structural overhaul of Medicaid in its 52-year history — including work requirements for certain recipients. Why the change? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.
"22.03.2017 21:04:34" Can there be an American manufacturing renaissance? WSJ's Jerry Seib, Senator Rob Portman and Senator Heidi Heitkamp discuss the likelihood.
"22.03.2017 21:00:12" wsj.com U.S. Preparing Cases Linking North Korea to Theft at N.Y. Fed The charges, if filed, would target alleged Chinese middlemen who prosecutors believed help North Korea orchestrate the theft, the people said. Federal prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.
"22.03.2017 20:40:14" Timeline Photos Nearly every one of the hardest-throwing pitchers in baseball has experienced arm problems.
"22.03.2017 20:20:05" wsj.com With Bloodshed on the Thames, A Lull from Terrorism Ends for the U.K. Senior U.K. counterterrorism and intelligence officials cautioned that the hiatus from terrorism wouldn't last. Under cloudy, early spring skies in the British capital, their warnings were realized. On Wednesday, under cloudy, early spring skies in the British capital, warnings from counterterror officials were realized.
"22.03.2017 19:59:10" wsj.com Europeans Won't Follow Suit on Electronics on Flights Countries in continental Europe said they won't for now adopt new U.S. and U.K. rules barring most electronic gear from the cabins of flights from the Middle East and North Africa—opening up an unusual split among Western security authorities over France, Germany and the Netherlands aren't adopting new U.S. and U.K. rules about carrying electronics on planes, for now.
"22.03.2017 19:40:08" wsj.com E-Sports, Gamers Facing a New Opponent: Cheaters Gamers and videogame companies face a common opponent: cheaters. WSJ's Sarah Needleman joins Lunch Break and explains how players use software to improve their scores, chase away legitimate players, and how companies are fighting back. Photo: Ubisoft Videogame companies pushing online competitions are grappling with the digital equivalent of performance-enhancing drugs.
"22.03.2017 19:20:14" wsj.com Lawyer for Russian Whistleblower's Family Falls Out of Window A lawyer representing the family of dead Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky was in a serious condition after a fall from a four-story building ahead of a key court appearance, Mr. Magnitsky's former employer said. Nikolai Gorokhov was due to appear in court to discuss the death of Sergei Magnitsky. He fell from a four-story building ahead of a key court appearance.
"22.03.2017 19:00:39" wsj.com AT&T Pulling Ads From Google Over 'Hate' Videos AT&T Inc. said it is pulling much of its advertising from Google over concerns that its ads may have run alongside YouTube videos promoting terrorism, extending the financial impact of the controversy. AT&T is the latest company to act over concerns ads were placed on YouTube videos that supported terrorism.
"22.03.2017 18:40:09" wsj.com Smart Lights Are a Bright Idea, With Alexa and Siri Reliable voice control makes smart lighting easier than ever. Geoffrey A. Fowler explains the right—and wrong—ways to improve your home lighting with connected bulbs, plugs and switches. On movie night, you could peel yourself off the couch to turn off the lights. You could also churn your own butter for the popcorn. In 2017, our tech columnist just says, “Alexa, turn off the lights in the living room.”
"22.03.2017 18:29:23" wsj.com What We Know About the Attack Near the British Parliament Car mows down pedestrians on bridge; police treat incident as terrorism Three people have died along with the attacker. At least 20 people were hurt. Police believe there was only one assailant.
"22.03.2017 18:20:09" wsj.com A President's Credibility The President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims. Opinion: President Trump is his own worst political enemy: His falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and abroad.
"22.03.2017 18:18:44" wsj.com Trump Transition Team Communications Were 'Incidentally' Intercepted by U.S., Rep. Devin Nunes Says House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said some communications from people involved in Donald Trump's transition operation were incidentally intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies, meaning the officials whose communications were intercepted The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said some communications from people involved in Donald Trump's presidential transition operation were intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies.
"22.03.2017 18:00:53" wsj.com Laura Dern, star of 'Wilson,' on embracing tough characters Laura Dern's early commitment to playing 'fierce' roles has sustained a career that has the 50-year-old actress—and star of 'Wilson'—busier than ever At 50 years old, Laura Dern is on the opposite career trajectory of most middle-aged actresses. Instead of loading up on plastic surgery in hopes of playing traditional supporting roles for women of a certain age, she is digging into characters with
"22.03.2017 17:40:09" wsj.com The Frequent Fliers Who Bombarded Match.com Scott McCartney examines an online dating promotion for loyalty points with British Airways, Match and eHarmony with unintended consequences. What do you tell your spouse after signing up for a dating service? “I did it for the frequent-flier miles.”
"22.03.2017 17:20:14" wsj.com A Senator's Plan to Reduce the Flow of Legal Migrants The consensus among Republicans that more legal immigration is needed is dissolving. Tom Cotton, a Republican senator from Arkansas, says the U.S. admits too many legal immigrants based on family ties rather than skills, education or the ability to
"22.03.2017 17:17:59" wsj.com Police Treat Car Attack Near U.K. Parliament as Terrorism A sport-utility vehicle slammed into pedestrians on a central London bridge near Parliament, leaving at least one person dead and a dozen injured according to a doctor on the scene, in an attack police said they were treating as terrorism. Full story:
"22.03.2017 17:01:49" wsj.com A Senate Plan to Reduce the Flow of Legal Migrants The consensus among Republicans that more legal immigration is needed is dissolving. Tom Cotton, a Republican senator from Arkansas, says the U.S. admits too many legal immigrants based on family ties rather than skills, education or the ability to A senator says family reunification undermines the benefits and public support of legal immigration; is he right?
"22.03.2017 16:37:58" wsj.com It's Not Your Imagination: There are Loads of Jalens in College Basketball The name Jalen is on a hot streak, as babies born during the 1990s heyday of 'Fab Five' star Jalen Rose grow up. On the road to March Madness this season, Kent State University basketball teammates Jalen Avery and Jaylin Walker faced Jalen Jenkins of George Mason University, Wofford College's Jaylen Allen and, twice, Jaylen Key of Northern Illinois University. “I
"22.03.2017 16:20:05" wsj.com Three Upper East Side Buildings Ask a Reduced $78.95 Million Located across from Central Park and a block from the Guggenheim Museum, the three buildings owned by the National Academy Museum and School sought $120 million last year. The buildings went on the market in April of last year for $120 million; the price was then lowered to $109 million. The buildings are now also being offered separately.
"22.03.2017 16:00:32" wsj.com The Tough Senate Math for the GOP Health Plan Enough Republican senators have expressed concern over the bill to put it in jeopardy. The Republican health plan, which is expected to face a tight vote in the House this week, is also likely to encounter a rocky road in the Senate. Some states have seen big improvements in recent years in the number of residents with health insurance, and
"22.03.2017 15:40:11" wsj.com Miner's Bankruptcy Exit Will Leave a Cleanup Bill Mining company Peabody Energy's debt-cutting plan will leave taxpayers facing a bigger bill for cleaning up nearly two dozen hazardous sites. The gap between what governmental authorities sought from Peabody and what they will get at the end of the bankruptcy means the cost of cleaning up the sites will fall to governments and taxpayers.
"22.03.2017 15:20:08" wsj.com Florida Digs In on Death Penalty The Florida governor's move to replace a prosecutor who refused to seek the death penalty highlights the state's unusually hard line on capital punishment. In Florida, a prosecutor is replaced after refusing to seek the execution of an accused cop killer.
"22.03.2017 15:07:20" wsj.com Car Mows Down Pedestrians Near U.K. Parliament; At Least One Dead A sport-utility vehicle slammed into pedestrians on a central London bridge near Parliament, leaving at least one person dead and a dozen injured, according to a doctor on the scene, in an attack that police said they were treating as terrorism. British lawmakers were in the middle of a vote when police warned to stay in the House of Commons' main debating chamber.
“Doors were being locked and everything just stopped and we stayed were we where,” said Stephen Timms, a Labour Party lawmaker.
"22.03.2017 15:00:31" wsj.com Singular Single-Malt Whiskeys Born in the USA Don't look now, but American whiskeys are gaining ground on Scotland's finest. Here are six stateside single-malts to seek out. Here are six American single-malt whiskeys to seek out.
"22.03.2017 14:39:51" wsj.com Middle East Airports Race to Implement Laptop Ban on Flights Passengers and airlines in the Middle East scrambled to make sense of new rules banning many carry-on electronics aboard flight to the U.S. and Britain, as carriers roll out the new restrictions. American officials have given airlines affected—including the Persian Gulf's big three, Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways—until Saturday to conform to the new rules, which prohibit electronic devices such as laptops and tablets in the
"22.03.2017 14:37:05" wsj.com LinkedIn Wants to Hook Users With 'Trending Storylines' Microsoft Corp.'s LinkedIn plans to add a stream of links to news and posts from the site that is curated by editors, in a bid to convince customers to linger longer on the professional social network. LinkedIn aims to drive engagement beyond just the people who are looking for a new job.
"22.03.2017 14:28:41" WSJ. Custom Studios Japanese Businesses Contribute to American Success.
"22.03.2017 14:19:41" WSJ Tech “They were literally like ghosts." Tens of thousands of people are spending millions of dollars to cheat on videogames, and makers are firing back by spending a fortune of their own, even hiring spies to weed them out in a bizarre arms race.
"22.03.2017 14:18:08" wsj.com Sears Stock Stumbles After Going-Concern Warning Sears' stock tumbled 9.3% Wednesday morning after the department store owner raised doubts in a filing about its ability to keep operating amid a prolonged swoon in financial performance. "Substantial doubt exists related to the company's ability to continue as a going concern," Sears said in its annual report.
"22.03.2017 14:09:04" wsj.com How a 145-Pound Golfer Became One of the Game's Longest Drivers Justin Thomas, a slight figure at 5-foot-10 and 145 pounds, is averaging nearly 307 yards on his drives on the PGA Tour this season. There may be no other golfer who has ever done more with less.
"22.03.2017 13:40:06" wsj.com Former Disney Executive to Launch Kids' Digital Content Competitor Chris Williams, who previously worked at Disney and Maker Studios, is launching Pocketwatch, which aims to create, acquire and distribute content for kids ages 2 to 11. The startup has raised $6 million. Pocketwatch, which plans to launch later this spring with channels on YouTube and other platforms, will be competing for kids' screen time with the likes of Netflix, Hulu and rival YouTube channels, not to mention mobile games.
"22.03.2017 13:27:07" wsj.com Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Testifies: Live Analysis Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and Democrats plan to use their time to paint him as an enemy of the little guy as well as to blast President Trump as hostile to the judiciary and Join us for live coverage as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces continued grilling by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"22.03.2017 13:20:07" wsj.com GOP Plan Doesn't Cure Health Fears for Small Businesses Small-business owners are bracing for changes—and in some cases, higher costs—under the current Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. For small-business owners, the current version of the GOP health-insurance bill could result in higher health-care premiums for those with older workers and lower costs for those with younger employees.
"22.03.2017 13:11:58" 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 Donald J. Trump's warning to the GOP on health care and more.
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"22.03.2017 13:00:10" wsj.com Lower East Side Condo Boom Attracts Wealthy Buyers Once a hotbed of punk rock and cheap rents, and more recently galleries and hip restaurants, Manhattan's Lower East Side is undergoing a condominium boom, drawing a mix of investors and affluent young professionals. A few decades ago, the Lower East Side suffered from abandonment, poverty, drugs and crime before starting to rebound in the 1980s to be one the trendiest neighborhoods in New York. Now, it's a hot spot for fancy condos.
"22.03.2017 12:00:24" wsj.com The Cult of Erdogan Won't Guarantee Victory in Turkey Vote Turkish leader's dip in popularity, economic woes dent support for changes to empower presidency Turkish opinion polls suggest a deadlock among likely voters in an April 16 referendum over proposed changes that would radically remake Turkey's democracy and could allow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend his rule.
"22.03.2017 11:15:11" wsj.com Judge Neil Gorsuch to Contend With Another Day of Grilling, Avoiding Missteps Intense questioning of Supreme Court nominee is expected to continue, but in shorter exchanges Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces a new round of grilling from the Senate Judiciary Committee after a nearly-12-hour-session of intense questioning with few missteps.
"22.03.2017 10:30:17" wsj.com As E-Sports Grows, Videogame Companies Battle Cheaters Some gamers cheat with unapproved software they buy online Videogame companies pushing online competitions are grappling with the digital equivalent of performance-enhancing drugs.
"22.03.2017 10:06:04" wsj.com Auto Makers Target China as New U.S. Trade Rules Loom Top auto makers, facing the threat of costly North American trade policy changes, want the Trump administration to take a harder line on a market thousands of miles from their home turf. "We'll leave it to Mr. Trump." The world's top car makers are pushing Trump to take a harder line in China.
"22.03.2017 09:30:10" wsj.com Chinese Fury Clouds Soccer Showdown With South Korea Chinese soccer fans are tapping nationalistic anger against Seoul to deride the visiting South Korean national team, ahead of a match that China must win to keep alive its fading bid to reach the next World Cup. For China, it's more than just a soccer game -- it's "do or die."
"22.03.2017 08:30:19" wsj.com How to Elect a Leader in Hong Kong Hong Kong will elect its new leader on March 26. Although many Hong Kongers would like everyone to have a vote, the system to elect a new chief executive is a far cry from universal suffrage. Graphic: Sharon Shi for The Wall Street Journal Hong Kong will elect its new leader on March 26. Although many Hong Kongers would like everyone to have a vote, the system to elect a new chief executive is a far cry from universal suffrage.
"22.03.2017 08:01:07" wsj.com Uber Rival Grab Hits the Road in Myanmar GrabTaxi Holdings, a top Southeast Asian ride-sharing startup, started service in Myanmar, hoping for an edge in its race to reach new areas ahead of its American rival Uber. Since launching in Malaysia in 2012, Singapore-based Grab has expanded rapidly and now has more than 600,000 drivers in 35 cities in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
"22.03.2017 07:30:03" wsj.com French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux Resigns French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux stepped down Tuesday after revelations that he hired his teenage daughters to work at the French legislature. French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned after revelations that he used public money to employ his daughters in his office at the French legislature.
"22.03.2017 07:00:06" wsj.com As Trump Trade Fades, Investors Reverse Course Developing doubt about the Trump administration's ability to deliver on its pro-growth policy agenda—at least any time soon—has upended a strategy that had been a winner since November's U.S. election. The Trump trade is over. Get ready for “Trump Lite.”
"22.03.2017 06:30:30" on.wsj.com What Makes the French Elections Different—and More Dangerous—for Markets The sky didn't fall for markets after U.S. and U.K. political shocks in 2016, but the French elections present a more serious challenge. For global markets, politics resembles the dog that barked but didn't bite.
"22.03.2017 06:00:40" wsj.com BMW Bets on Year of Records to Reclaim Premium Car Crown BMW is targeting record sales, revenue and earnings this year, as the company revs up development of new models and technology after losing the crown as leading premium-brand auto maker to Daimler. The U.S. market is vital to BMW.
"22.03.2017 05:40:04" wsj.com Microsoft Modifies Windows 10 for China's Government Microsoft has finished development of a Windows 10 version customized for Chinese government use, which could boost its China prospects after sales were hit by Beijing's cybersecurity crackdown. Microsoft declined to say how the software was modified, but in general China's government is concerned about technology products that could contain hidden “back doors” to enable foreign surveillance.
"22.03.2017 05:20:04" wsj.com Los Angeles Mayor Expands Immigrant Protections Eric Garcetti restricted city employees from cooperating with federal immigration officials and instructed police at the ports and airports to refrain from investigating a person's immigration status. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared any information that city agencies gather about a person's immigration status to be confidential.
"22.03.2017 04:00:17" wsj.com North Korea Fails in Missile Launch, South Korea Says North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast on Wednesday morning, according to South Korea's Ministry of National Defense, in an apparent failed launch days after the isolated country claimed a breakthrough with a high-thrust rocket North Korea's launch of the unidentified missile follows the country's claim of a breakthrough with a high-thrust rocket engine.
"22.03.2017 03:30:31" wsj.com Apple Pads Its Future Business Culling its iPad line speaks to Apple's need to boost memory and drive service revenue. Heard on the Street: Apple's latest culling of its product lines could be seen as an odd twist on Darwinian theory: survival of the fattest.
"22.03.2017 03:00:07" on.wsj.com China Ramps Up Charm Offensive With U.S. Business Leaders Chinese officials are casting themselves to top American executives as champions of globalization at a time when the U.S. is expected to retreat from free trade under the Trump administration. The message U.S. business leaders heard from top Chinese officials at the annual China Development Forum was as temperate as the weather: China remains open and eager for business, no matter the trade-war clouds that might be gathering.
"22.03.2017 02:40:08" wsj.com U.S.-China Rivalry Moves to Australia's Doorstep Australia's diplomatic juggling act in wooing Chinese investment while strengthening its military alliance with the U.S. will be tested by visits in quick succession from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Australia faces diplomatic juggling act between its two biggest commercial and military partners: U.S. and China.
"22.03.2017 02:20:04" wsj.com U.S. Health-Care Proposal Sparks Discord Among Lawmakers in Albany The New York-specific provision was added earlier this week to federal health-care legislation that House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump have pushed as an alternative to former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. New York state lawmakers are contending with a possible complication as Congress weighs a proposal that would shift some health-care costs from New York's counties to its state government.
"22.03.2017 02:00:39" wsj.com Nike Starts to Feel the Competition The world's largest sportswear maker posted a quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations but gave a tepid outlook for sales growth as it faces stiffer competition and a changing retail landscape. Nike gave a tepid outlook for sales growth even as it posted a jump in quarterly profit, as the company faces stiffer competition and a changing retail landscape.
"22.03.2017 01:40:04" wsj.com Partisan Lines Harden on Probe of Russia Ties Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, in an unusual disclosure, acknowledged the investigation during testimony on Capitol Hill Monday, thickening partisan lines that have formed around the issue and casting doubt on the congressional The public confirmation this week that federal investigators are probing links between the Russian government and associates of Trump's presidential campaign prompted Democrats to renew their call for an independent investigation into the matter.
"22.03.2017 01:20:00" Judge Neil Gorsuch, in his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday, was grilled by Democrats on his legal reasoning in the landmark Hobby Lobby case. Why did he rule that companies deserve some of the same religious protections as individuals? WSJ's
"22.03.2017 01:00:16" wsj.com ETF Trading Glitch Fuels Worries Over Modern Markets Monday's glitch on NYSE Arca, the largest listing marketplace for U.S. exchange-traded funds, resulted in 341 securities not completing their closing auction successfully, NYSE said in an email to clients on Tuesday. A botched software update that snarled trading in hundreds of securities in the New York Stock Exchange's Arca platform has renewed worries about fragility in U.S. markets.
"22.03.2017 00:40:07" wsj.com He Wanted Some Alone Time Stefan Beck reviews “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel. Christopher Knight crept off into a Maine forest sometime in 1986. He avoided human contact for three decades, stealing food and supplies.
"22.03.2017 00:20:07" wsj.com A New Plan at the Metropolitan Museum The plan, to be presented to the Met's board of directors on Wednesday, could amount to an audition by Mr. Weiss for the top job at the nation's premier encyclopedic museum. Amid a dramatic management shake-up at the top of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier this month, interim chief executive Daniel Weiss is moving in with a sweeping plan to balance the budget and provide a road map for renovations.
"22.03.2017 00:00:40" wsj.com Syria Rebels Press Offensive Near Damascus The offensive, one of the most aggressive attacks by rebels on Damascus in years, is an attempt to ease prolonged government sieges around the capital intended to force local opposition fighters to surrender. Syrian rebels on Tuesday renewed their offensive on government forces on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, where days of heavy clashes have killed dozens of fighters on both sides.
"21.03.2017 23:40:15" wsj.com Banks, Biotechs Suffer on Down Day The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% to close at 2344, the benchmark's biggest slide of 2017. Tuesday's U.S. stock declines punished onetime beneficiaries of the “Trump Trade” such as banks, manufacturers and domestically focused small companies.
"21.03.2017 23:20:07" wsj.com The NBA Has a Rest Problem In the winter of 1960, the Lakers survived the craziest scheduling the NBA has ever seen, playing nine games in nine nights and traveling to Pennsylvania, California, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island and Massachusetts before finally coming back to NBA commissioner Adam Silver says teams sitting their star players in the league's most important games is a problem. But there are no obvious solutions.
"21.03.2017 23:00:16" wsj.com Uber Will Publish First Diversity Report by End of March Director Arianna Huffington, in a call with media, said the ride-hailing firm was well under way with a search for a new executive to serve as a deputy to Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, saying there was no room for “brilliant jerks” at the company. Uber sought to reassure customers, drivers and employees Tuesday with the promise of sweeping changes to its corporate culture, its first diversity report and a new chief operating officer.
"21.03.2017 22:40:05" wsj.com Companies Scout for EU Locations as Brexit Nears Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May plans to pull the trigger on the nation's divorce from the EU later this month, prompting firms to begin their own time-consuming and expensive undertaking. The start of Brexit negotiations is putting pressure on U.K. companies to set up shop in other European Union countries.
"21.03.2017 22:20:02" wsj.com Canada Sees Increase in Migrants Entering Illegally From U.S. Canadian immigration officials said Tuesday that police captured 1,134 asylum seekers in January and February who tried to enter from the U.S. illegally. Migrants illegally crossing the border overland from the U.S. into Canada made up about a fifth of Canada's total refugee claims in the first two months of 2017, an increase that came as concerns grow about tougher U.S. immigration rules.
"21.03.2017 22:00:43" wsj.com Philadelphia District Attorney Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges The indictment separately alleges that Mr. Williams, once considered a rising Democratic star, defrauded a nursing home and others by diverting thousands of dollars intended for a relative's care. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams on federal corruption charges, including allegations that he did official favors for two unnamed business owners in exchange for bribes worth tens of thousands of dollars.
"21.03.2017 21:40:07" wsj.com Why Zone Defenses Are Taking Over Between rule changes and stylistic shifts in the game, coaches are increasingly trying what may have once been unthinkable: playing zone. Kansas had trailed by as much as 12 to Kentucky, and the game looked lost. Coach Bill Self was desperate. So he gritted his teeth and did something that went against one of his foundational principles: He played a zone defense.
"21.03.2017 21:20:07" wsj.com Rex Tillerson to Miss Next NATO Meeting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization foreign ministers next month while planning to visit Russia, the State Department said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's travel schedule is raising questions at home and abroad, as the Trump administration's intentions toward Moscow and NATO remain under close scrutiny.
"21.03.2017 21:00:50" wsj.com Jared Kushner's White House Role Complicates Skyscraper Deal Conflicts-of-interest concerns arising from Jared Kushner's White House role are complicating his family's push to convert its Manhattan office and retail property into a soaring 1,400-foot skyscraper. Charles Kushner had a vision to convert his family's trophy Manhattan office and retail skyscraper from a barely break-even property into a soaring mixed-use tower with some of the most expensive condominiums in the city. Then Donald Trump won the
"21.03.2017 20:40:07" wsj.com Fugitive Oussama Atar Spurs Worries About Follow-On to 2016 Brussels Attacks U.S. and Belgian officials have grown increasingly concerned about the prospect that a key figure behind the 2016 Brussels bombings is plotting a new terror attack, according to people briefed on the investigation. The Brussels bombings—which killed 32 people and injured hundreds more, some with life-altering injuries—took place one year ago. As the anniversary approached, anxiety has grown among some officials about a follow-up attack.
"21.03.2017 20:20:16" wsj.com The U.S. Is Preparing to Charge Financier Jho Low in Malaysian 1MDB Scandal U.S. authorities intend to file criminal charges against financier Jho Low in connection with a scandal at Malaysia's 1MDB state development fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Low has said he was a victim of political infighting. The Justice Department is currently seeking to add recently discovered Low family property to the list of assets it is trying to seize, including a yacht Jho Low controls, the $165 million, 300-foot, helipad-equipped Equanimity, people familiar with the
"21.03.2017 19:59:08" wsj.com Former IRA Leader Martin McGuinness Dies Aged 66 A look back at the life of Martin McGuinness, The former Irish Republican Army leader later helped to end decades of bloody fighting as an architect of Northern Ireland's peace deal.
"21.03.2017 19:40:09" wsj.com Airplane Carry-on Ban for Large Electronics Leaves Safety Questions The U.S. order requiring passengers on some flights to place larger electronic devices in their checked bags has raised a big question among frequent travelers: Does it make flights any safer? Allowing laptops and tablets in the cargo hold but not in an airline cabin is raising concerns from some security officials.
"21.03.2017 19:20:05" wsj.com Comey Doesn't Say Much Let's hope Congress reports more than the FBI director disclosed. Opinion: Mr. Comey was his usual political self, handing out the headline that Democrats wanted about Mr. Trump's false accusation but offering little to educate the public about what really happened.
"21.03.2017 18:59:03" wsj.com Ryan's Leadership Is Tested by GOP's Civil War on Health Bill Passage of a House bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would vindicate the collaborative style of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Failure could undermine his clout—and endanger the rest of the House GOP agenda. House Speaker Paul Ryan is contending with philosophical challenges from the right, just as his predecessor was.
"21.03.2017 18:40:08" wsj.com U.S. Stocks Drop as Investors Pull Back on Postelection Trades U.S. stocks, the dollar and government-bond yields pulled back Tuesday, as major indexes headed toward one of their steepest declines of the year. Bets that President Donald Trump would prioritize business-friendly policies led investors to pile into stocks following the election. But lately, some investors and analysts have expressed concerns that popular trades are getting overbought, making them
"21.03.2017 18:20:11" wsj.com Apple Offers Lower-Priced iPad and a Red iPhone Apple unveiled a lower-priced iPad starting at $329, in a move to breathe new life into a once-hot product that has struggled with declining sales. Apple also said it would release its first iPhone with a red aluminum finish, the product of a 10-year partnership between Apple and (RED), the global AIDS nonprofit group.
"21.03.2017 18:00:11" wsj.com How Close Do You Need to Be to Your Gym? Closer is better, but numbers show a higher tolerance for commutes to fancier gyms. If you've already blown your resolution to go to the gym more this year, you might blame geography.
"21.03.2017 17:40:10" wsj.com Small Cable Channels You Pay for—but Don't Watch—Are Dying Media companies that have profited from channels with little viewership are being forced to shut some down or at least shift investment away from them. The changes are a harbinger of what could lie ahead for better-known cable brands. Small networks can no longer survive on reruns in the age of Netflix and other on-demand options. And cable- and satellite-TV providers face mounting pressure to cut content costs—especially the money that goes to poorly watched channels—amid dwindling
"21.03.2017 17:20:01" Taraji P. Henson on Oscars Mixup Taraji P. Henson on her reaction to the Oscars snafu: "I was like is that me or did this really happen?" Watch more from her WSJ Cafe interview: http://on.wsj.com/2na1hXW
"21.03.2017 17:00:43" wsj.com Google Steps Up Effort to Keep Ads Away From Controversial Content Google announced steps to strengthen its ad policies, including removing ads from certain types of content, after an advertiser backlash over items being displayed next to fake news or terrorist videos. Many major advertisers are angry with Google, and some have even reduced spending with the company, after a series of news reports revealed Google regularly served their ads on controversial websites or YouTube videos, including some made by supporters of
"21.03.2017 16:40:08" wsj.com What Made Rafael Viñoly Design 432 Park Avenue, the World's Tallest Residential Tower? Rafael Viñoly, architect for the world's tallest residential tower recalls his family's modernist home in Buenos Aires, a passion for the piano and the elegant simplicity of his New York creation Rafael Viñoly on working as an architect at 17 and designing the world's tallest residential tower.
"21.03.2017 16:30:46" Timeline Photos What's the future of manufacturing in America? Join us for a live discussion Thursday with WSJ's Gerald F. Seib, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Sen. Rob Portman: http://on.wsj.com/2nfKdR2
"21.03.2017 16:20:13" wsj.com Iraqis Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye—They Prefer to Say Hello In the nation's quirky vernacular, which grabs words from many sources, 'hello' is used as a parting protocol, leaving outsiders baffled; conversations end with 30 seconds of 'hello, bye bye, hello, hello.' Omar Ismail, an economics professor, at first denied the hello-as-goodbye usage, then caught himself waving “Hello” as the conversation ended.
"21.03.2017 16:00:18" wsj.com Trump Warns House GOP to Support Health Law or Risk Losing Votes in 2018 President Donald Trump urged wavering House Republicans to support the health law, saying that Republicans risked losing seats in 2018 if they didn't follow through on their campaign promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers at the meeting President Trump's appearance before House Republicans comes at a critical time. House GOP leaders are trying to pass the health bill this week, but it isn't clear that they have locked up the necessary votes.
"21.03.2017 15:20:07" wsj.com As Skills Shift for High-Paying Jobs, Women See Advantages Men are losing ground in the labor market, and it's not just the ones without college degrees. Even those with higher education are seeing their chances of holding a good job drop relative to women, according to new research. Three economists found that the high-paying occupations of the past few decades require increasing levels of interpersonal skills such as collaboration, empathy and managing others. “That's been favoring women in high-paying jobs,” said one of the study's
"21.03.2017 15:09:23" wsj.com Iraqis Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye—They Prefer to Say Hello In the nation's quirky vernacular, which grabs words from many sources, 'hello' is used as a parting protocol, leaving outsiders baffled; conversations end with 30 seconds of 'hello, bye bye, hello, hello.' Iraqis say 'hello' when they mean 'goodbye' and nobody knows why
"21.03.2017 15:00:00" How to Free Up iPhone Space Tired of running out of space on your iPhone? Try these hidden tricks: http://on.wsj.com/2nEsuno
"21.03.2017 14:54:16" wsj.com Avon Ladies, Backed by Private Equity, Aim to Reconquer Middle America Cerberus Capital hopes to turn around the 130-year-old direct seller by raising commissions, eliminating noncore products and expanding into health and supplements. Avon, one of the nation's biggest direct sellers, lost legions of its signature door-to-door sales representatives by failing to modernize its products and capitalize on social media. Private-equity giant Cerberus Capital Management, which took over the
"21.03.2017 14:40:05" wsj.com The 1950 Studebaker Design Nerds Go Gaga Over The tiny Champion with the bullet nose came from industrial design giant Raymond Loewy. The Studebaker that industrial design lovers still talk about 67 years later
"21.03.2017 14:39:56" wsj.com Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Watch live coverage of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch.
"21.03.2017 14:20:10" wsj.com U.S. In-Cabin Gadgets Ban Unsettles Fly-and-Work Travelers The ban on in-cabin electronic gadgets on flights from the Mideast to the U.S. poses a big, new travel challenge in the region, particularly for business passengers long accustomed to working while they fly. Travelers who work inflight are unsettled by the new restrictions on laptops and other devices for some carriers
"21.03.2017 14:00:09" wsj.com The Not-So-Creepy Reason More Bosses Are Tracking Employees Employers are increasingly mining workers' emails, chat logs, and tracking face-to-face interactions to get a better grasp on how information travels among employees. To cut down on meetings, companies keep tabs on workers' emails, interactions.
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"21.03.2017 13:29:25" wsj.com Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Testifies: Live Analysis Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and Democrats plan to use their time to paint him as an enemy of the little guy as well as to blast President Trump as hostile to the judiciary and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is set for a tough grilling by Democrats after portraying himself at the start of his confirmation hearings as an apolitical jurist striving to get his cases right. Follow our live coverage. http://on.wsj.com/2o00cj1
"21.03.2017 13:20:08" wsj.com Researchers Seek Guidelines for Embryo-Like Entities Created in Labs A group of prominent researchers is calling for changes to scientific-research guidelines to address a range of new biological entities created in labs that may share similar characteristics to embryos. Some U.S. medical schools are taking a break from beeping machines and offering students more training in wilderness medicine and basic first aid, to prepare them for disasters and mishaps in the outdoors.
"21.03.2017 13:01:03" graphics.wsj.com How Popular Is Your Dog? Since 1935, the American Kennel Club has published an annual list of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, based on registration data for the nearly 200 breeds they officially recognize. The most popular dogs in the U.S. include the bulldog and the poodle. But what is America's favorite dog?
"21.03.2017 12:40:04" wsj.com High-Frequency Traders Fall on Hard Times High-speed trading gained notoriety after Michael Lewis's 2014 book “Flash Boys.” These days, the industry is struggling with another problem: It is having trouble making money. The once-lucrative high-frequency trading business is now fighting unfavorable market conditions, brutal competition and rising costs
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"21.03.2017 12:00:05" wsj.com Republicans Work to Repair GOP Divide Over Health-Care Overhaul House leaders try to build support for bill amid clash over government's role in helping people get coverage The fate of the GOP health-care plan depends largely on whether divided Republicans can decide just how far they want to go in torpedoing the central underpinnings of Affordable Care Act.
"21.03.2017 11:45:06" wsj.com Surprise: Outlet Malls Are Hot Buoyed by bargain shoppers, outlet centers enjoy high levels of occupancy and income growth Internet shopping is reshaping the retail landscape and slamming mall operators. But one corner of the industry is thriving: outlet centers.
"21.03.2017 11:02:19" wsj.com Saudi Arabia's Oil Supremacy Falters The world's biggest crude exporter is rejiggering its long-held strategy of clinging to market share Saudi Arabia is losing its grip on big oil markets it once dominated.
"21.03.2017 10:12:11" wsj.com U.S. Bans Electronic Devices in Cabins on Flights From Some Countries on Terror Fears Department of Homeland Security cites 'evaluated intelligence' U.S. officials banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on direct flights arriving from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
"21.03.2017 09:30:37" on.wsj.com China Sees a Manufacturing Future—in America A shoe manufacturer in China's factory belt is scouting for a location in the U.S. for its newest machinery as manufacturing trends shift in America's favor. One problem: a lack of skilled U.S. workers. Some Chinese companies now want to move their factories to the U.S. China's World columnist Andrew Browne explains why.
"21.03.2017 08:50:07" wsj.com Martin McGuinness, the IRA Commander Who Helped Broker Peace With Britain, Dies at 66 Mr. McGuinness stepped down as deputy first minister in Northern Ireland's power-sharing government in January Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who led the paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, and was the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland for a decade in a power-sharing government, has died.
"21.03.2017 08:30:20" wsj.com Used-Car Prices Put Auto Finance in a Pickle Car lease volumes in the U.S. have risen rapidly over the past two years for Japan's big three car makers. That could spell danger. Heard on the Street: The U.S. car-financing market is flashing worrying signals. And the big Japanese car makers will take the first hits.
"21.03.2017 08:00:38" wsj.com Sanofi's Prescription for Growth: Drug Sales in the Middle Kingdom French pharmaceutical company Sanofi expects its drug sales in China—its third-largest market after the U.S. and France—to grow at least 10% this year, matching last year's pace. Sales in China last year exceeded $2.15 billion, making it the French company's third-largest market after the U.S. and France.
"21.03.2017 07:30:03" wsj.com OECD Cites Growing Financial Risk in China Research body says rising debt, excess production capacity and frothy prices add to the risk of 'disorderly default.' Among the financial risks China should address “urgently” include excess production capacity in heavy industry and frothy prices in property and other asset markets that add to the risk of “disorderly default,” OECD says.
"21.03.2017 07:00:55" wsj.com France's Political Upstart Tested in Election Debate French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron sparred with rivals during the election campaign's first televised debate. In the showdown between the five candidates leading the polls, Emmanuel Macron confronted seasoned politicians including his two main rivals, National Front leader Marine Le Pen and conservative candidate and former Prime Minister François Fillon.
"21.03.2017 06:30:24" wsj.com Workers' Retirement Confidence Remains Below Pre-Recession Levels The stock market is near record highs and the economy has been showing strength, but a long-running survey shows that workers' confidence in having enough to retire comfortably has stagnated since last year and remains far below where it stood before the A survey by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute shows that 60% of workers are very or somewhat confident in having enough to retire comfortably.
"21.03.2017 06:00:44" wsj.com World's Billionaire Ranks Fell in 2016, as Did Their Combined Wealth Last year was bumpy for billionaires around the world, reflecting uneven regional fortunes that boosted the U.S. and buffeted just about everywhere else. Behind the declines, according to Wealth-X: Geopolitical instability and a stronger U.S. dollar that hurt some billionaires whose wealth is mostly denominated in other currencies.
"21.03.2017 05:30:20" wsj.com Iraq Says U.S. Pledges to Speed Support in Fight Against Islamic State The U.S. pledged Monday to accelerate its support to Iraq in the fight against Islamic State, Iraq's prime minister said following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump. The Trump administration is evaluating its approach to confronting Islamic State and other extremist groups in the Middle East and reviewing options that may include sending more troops to help advise local forces.
"21.03.2017 05:00:12" wsj.com Why Almond Growers Are Going Nuts More than 27 inches of rain in California this winter interrupted the sensitive growing season, and the best nuts suffered the most damage. The supply of juicy snacking almonds is at risk.
"21.03.2017 04:30:07" wsj.com Wells Fargo's Checking Account and Credit-Card Openings Keep Falling Wells Fargo said Monday that its customer checking-account and credit-card openings fell drastically in February versus a year earlier, a continuing trend for the bank following last year's sales-practices scandal. Wells Fargo said checking-account openings fell 43% year-over-year to around 300,000 while new credit-card applications fell 55% from a year-earlier to around 200,000.
"21.03.2017 04:00:11" wsj.com Fox News Benches Andrew Napolitano Over Trump Tower Wiretap Claims Fox News is temporarily benching its legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, over his unconfirmed report last week that British intelligence had wiretapped Trump Tower for President Barack Obama, according to a person Usually a frequent contributor, Andrew Napolitano hasn't appeared on Fox News since Thursday, when he made the comments.
"21.03.2017 03:30:12" wsj.com With the World's Most Billionaires, China Has Its Own Populism Problem After several years of decline, China's economic inequality is rising again. That could spell trouble for Western firms and for relations with the U.S. and Donald Trump. Heard on the Street: Inequality is ticking up in China and could get worse. The political reaction could complicate relations with the West.
"21.03.2017 03:00:27" wsj.com FBI Director Pressed on Each of Trump's Wiretap Tweets In a congressional hearing Monday, FBI Director James Comey answered questions about President Trump's tweets containing allegations that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 elections. Photo: Associated Press "I have no information that supports those tweets," said FBI Director James Comey.
"21.03.2017 02:40:06" wsj.com For Next Step, Preet Bharara Weighs Law School or Private Sector Some job options for the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan appear to be the most traditional sort for anyone who has exited a top prosecutorial post. Preet Bharara is weighing opportunities with Columbia, Harvard and NYU law schools, as well as several law firms.
"21.03.2017 02:20:03" wsj.com FBI Probe Could Hurt Donald Trump's Clout in Congress Testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Comey confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing possible contacts between Trump campaign operatives and Russia, looking for any criminal conduct in the 2016 elections. President Trump's credibility came under fire during a marathon hearing on Capitol Hill featuring FBI Director James Comey, which could threaten the president's ability to deliver votes on two of his most important goals: passing a new health-care law and
"21.03.2017 02:00:04" wsj.com Broadway Fantasy Camp Planned for Adults Who Want a Star Turn A group of professional performers has launched Broadway Weekends, a New York program that aims to give amateurs the chance to be a star, at least for a few days. Move over baseball. Broadway now has its own fantasy camp.
"21.03.2017 01:40:02" wsj.com Bond Rally Intensifies Inflation Debate The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.472% Monday, extending a decline since the Fed move on Wednesday, when yields were near their highest level in more than two years at 2.6%. A rise in U.S. government-bond prices since the Federal Reserve's latest rate increase underscores investors' continuing skepticism about inflation.
"21.03.2017 01:20:06" wsj.com House GOP Leaders Move to Tweak Health-Care Bill The bill repeals much of the 2010 health-care law and replaces it with tax credits aimed at helping people afford insurance. House Republican leaders moved Monday to adjust their bill dismantling the Affordable Care Act, but whether those changes would draw enough wavering Republicans remained unclear just days before the full chamber is scheduled to vote on the legislation.
"21.03.2017 01:01:07" wsj.com SoftBank Invests $300 Million in WeWork The investment in the seven-year-old New York company is expected to be a prelude to at least two other chunks of funding, together totaling around $3 billion, the people said. SoftBank has invested $300 million in shared-office space giant WeWork.
"21.03.2017 00:40:05" wsj.com Costco Sues Titleist In Battle Over Golf Balls Costco Wholesale Corp. isn't making friends in the golf-ball business. The improbable popularity of a new golf ball sold by Costco has sparked a legal battle between the company and Titleist, the maker of golf's top-selling ball.
"21.03.2017 00:20:02" wsj.com SoftBank Drops $100 Million Investment in iPhone Rival The planned investment would have valued the startup, Essential Products Inc., at $1 billion, these people say, a lofty amount for a company that has yet to sell a product in one of technology's most cutthroat industries. SoftBank scrapped a planned $100 million investment in a smartphone startup founded by the creator of Google's Android software.
"21.03.2017 00:00:16" wsj.com Tom Brady's Super Bowl Jersey Recovered in Mexico New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl LI jersey has been recovered, the NFL announced Monday. Pointing the finger at a “credentialed member of the international media,” the NFL announced that the jersey Brady wore while quarterbacking the Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was recovered as well.
"20.03.2017 23:40:08" wsj.com California's Wet Winter Points to Some Sorry-Looking Salads Winter conditions in California have forced some grocers to scrap sales and display less produce because they can't guarantee a steady supply. Heavy rain in California could lead to emptier salad plates this year.
"20.03.2017 23:20:11" wsj.com North Korea Has Doubled Size of Uranium-Enrichment Facility, IAEA Chief Says Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, cast doubt on the chances of striking an Iran-type deal with North Korea, which he said is rapidly advancing its capacity to produce nuclear weapons. North Korea has doubled the size of its facility for enriching uranium in recent years, according to the United Nations' top nuclear inspector, who voiced doubt that a diplomatic agreement can end leader Kim Jong Un's weapons programs.
"20.03.2017 23:00:48" wsj.com Germany Fires Back at U.S. Critique of Its Trade Surplus The two-pronged defense follows on the heels of a contentious meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers in Germany, where frictions between the U.S. and other advanced countries over trade emerged. Germany's top economic officials defended the nation's giant foreign surpluses, pushing back against the new U.S. administration's criticism of German trade policy.
"20.03.2017 22:40:05" wsj.com At Neil Gorsuch Hearing, Parties Strike Different Notes Senate Republicans framed President Donald Trump's nominee, a George W. Bush appointee to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, as a reassuring figure who would work to restrain what they saw as the greatest threat to the constitutional order, Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch opened Monday with clashing visions of the Constitution and the political events that have kept the vacancy open for more than a year.
"20.03.2017 22:20:10" wsj.com For Gaza Women, Baseball Is a Hit Like many a teenager, Mariam Sadi has lied to her parents. Her fib was about playing baseball. A women's baseball team in the Gaza Strip is offering female athletes in the conservative Palestinian enclave an opportunity to learn a new game.
"20.03.2017 22:00:42" wsj.com Comey Confirms FBI Probe of Trump-Russia Links Mr. Comey at a congressional hearing also said for the first time that there is “no information” that supports Mr. Trump's repeated claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the campaign. FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that his agency is involved in an investigation into links between the Russian government and the 2016 Trump campaign.
"20.03.2017 21:40:02" wsj.com Sushi For Breakfast, Anyone? A number of restaurants that once only served lunch and dinner have been embracing breakfast in the last couple of years to boost business. A few, however, are venturing into more untraditional fare such as sushi and Japanese noodle soup. A New York City restaurant is hoping diners will try their latest seafood offerings first thing in the morning.
"20.03.2017 21:20:11" blogs.wsj.com Amid Spending Questions, White House Defends Trump's Golf-Resort Trips President Donald Trump on Thursday released a budget blueprint calling for sharp cuts to spending on foreign aid, the arts, environmental protection and other areas to pay for a bigger military and more secure border. The next day, he left Washington for The juxtaposition prompted a slew of calculations as to which agencies the president proposed to cut could be saved by reducing the number of weekend trips to Florida for Mr. Trump and his staff.
"20.03.2017 21:00:50" wsj.com Tragedies Lead to Calls for Change in the Dominican Republic Reckless driving, low drunk-driving enforcement and the cash from pro baseball contracts have too often proven a deadly mix for some players in the Dominican Republic. Players such as Edwin Encarnacion are leading a charge to educate their countrymen on About 29 out of every 100,000 inhabitants of the Dominican Republic die in traffic-related incidents, the most in the Western Hemisphere, according to the World Health Organization.
"20.03.2017 20:40:08" wsj.com Boost in Ridership Leaves New York's Penn Station Platforms Packed The morning commute for thousands of New York Metropolitan-area travelers ends at the much maligned Penn Station in Manhattan. Now, some say, the escape from Penn Station is getting worse, with platforms more jammed than ever as the number of commuters The morning commute for thousands of New York Metropolitan-area travelers ends at the much maligned Penn Station in Manhattan. Now, some say, the escape from Penn Station is getting worse, with platforms more jammed than ever as the number of commuters
"20.03.2017 20:20:08" wsj.com Labor Reforms Threaten to Derail Greek Talks Finance ministers from the euro currency discussed the impasse in Greece's talks with creditors on Monday, but no breakthrough emerged on the latest conflict that threatens to derail Greece's bailout deal: workers' rights. The IMF is insisting on further deregulation of Greece's labor market and rejects any reversal of earlier labor overhauls as a condition of rejoining the troubled Greek bailout program.
"20.03.2017 20:20:06" wsj.com The Gorsuch Resistance Democrats haven't come up with a single good reason to oppose him. Opinion: As the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, the image to keep in mind is professional wrestling. Democrats have dug up so little on the supremely qualified Supreme Court nominee that they'll be huffing and puffing and pretending
"20.03.2017 20:00:20" wsj.com Watchdog Criticizes Veterans Affairs' Suicide Hotline The Department of Veterans Affairs' suicide crisis hotline is understaffed, poorly supervised and sometimes leaves veterans on hold so long that they simply hang up, according to an investigation. The VA's internal watchdog tracked the performance of its phone hotline and found problems ranging from how wait times are measured to the supervision of contracts with call centers.
"20.03.2017 19:40:13" wsj.com Honda Split With Ad-Buying Agency Followed Breakdown in Trust Honda Motor Co.'s U.S. unit in January shifted its more-than-$500 million media-buying account from Mediavest, a unit of advertising giant Publicis Groupe, to an independent agency. Honda Motor's U.S. unit in January shifted its more-than-$500 million media-buying account from Mediavest, a unit of advertising giant Publicis Groupe, to an independent agency.The change reflected, in part, an erosion of trust in its partner, a dynamic
"20.03.2017 19:20:11" wsj.com Books That Speak the Truth to Boys A new generation of frank novels for teens and preteens aims to do what Judy Blume has done for generations of girls. Judy Blume entertained millions of girls. A new wave of books aims to do the same for boys.
"20.03.2017 19:00:33" wsj.com Brexit Causes Bubbly to Lose Some of its Sparkle in Britain Brexit is taking some of the fizz out of the U.K. Champagne market—one of the bubbly French wine's most important. Despite its relatively small population, Britain punches above its weight when it comes to Champagne consumption. However champagne exports to the U.K. dropped 14% in 2016, due to Brexit.
"20.03.2017 18:40:10" wsj.com Shell Goes on a Deep-Water Drilling Diet Royal Dutch Shell, facing low oil prices for the foreseeable future, is learning how to cut costs and squeeze more production out of big offshore fields. One secret: using techniques borrowed from onshore. Shell is going lean on deep-water drilling, focusing on smaller-scale projects that produce “first oil” faster.
"20.03.2017 18:20:06" graphics.wsj.com How Much Do Top CEOs Make? Out of 104 of America's biggest companies, 71 CEOs got raises last year. See the full list. Search our database to see how much CEOs at Apple, Disney, GE and Walmart made last year.
"20.03.2017 17:58:37" wsj.com David Rockefeller, Banker and Philanthropist, Dies at 101 David Rockefeller, a scion of the country's greatest fortune who melded banking, diplomacy and philanthropy to spread his vision of American capitalism around the globe, died. He was 101 years old. The chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank was "proud" to be one of the "internationalists" who worked with "others around the world to build a more integrated global structure—one world, if you will."
"20.03.2017 17:40:08" wsj.com How a Museum Curator Solved a 600-Year-Old Mystery After a 20-year search, an art expert reunites nine panels to recreate the 14th-century St. John Altarpiece. How a museum curator recreated a missing 14th-century artwork.
"20.03.2017 17:21:04" wsj.com The Fed Is Stuck in the Past With Its Forecasts of the Future As recent economic forecasts have missed the mark, it's appropriate to ask whether The Fed's predictions of weak growth forevermore are mere projections of the recent past into the indefinite future Important for the longer term: the Federal Reserve's predictions of weak growth forevermore—and whether it is merely projecting the recent past into the indefinite future.
"20.03.2017 17:00:19" wsj.com Free Up iPhone Space With These Hidden Tricks Storage running out? For most, the biggest stuff is in four types of places: photos, messages, music and the big third-party apps that everyone has. These tricks can help you take back your precious gigabytes These tricks can help you take back your precious gigabytes on your iPhone.
"20.03.2017 16:40:19" wsj.com Team Trump Meets a Messy World In fits and starts, the Trump administration is trying to show it values traditional allies and alliances, despite the president's rhetoric suggesting the contrary. Good thing, because America's allies and alliances are under exceptional stress, Gerald F. The prevailing world order is under more strain than is commonly recognized.
"20.03.2017 16:20:16" wsj.com Who Is Sending Potatoes to NBA Players? A Spud Web of Intrigue Taters with personalized photos are a yam dunk with basketball stars, who have posted photos of them on social media—but who is behind this tuber tomfoolery?; 'stupid on a stick' NBA players get personalized potatoes in the mail, and Twitter feasts
"20.03.2017 16:00:37" wsj.com Retail Store 'Bubble' Has Burst and CEOs Search for Answers U.S. retailers gathering at a conference in Las Vegas will be looking for ways to deal with a problem that has no simple fix. Once considered a competitive advantage, store footprints have now become a burden for many chains as more shopping moves online. Having a lot of physical stores used to be a plus for a retailer.
"20.03.2017 15:20:15" wsj.com U.K., Under Theresa May's Steady Hand, Sets Date for Brexit Talks Prime Minister Theresa May has earned high marks from constituents for her tough approach to Brexit negotiations, but her rhetoric has also sparked tensions with the EU. The British government announced it will trigger Brexit talks on March 29. Relatively unknown internationally when she became U.K. prime minister last July, Theresa May has earned a reputation as a steady, studied operator who holds her cards close to the vest. She heads into EU divorce talks advocating a tough approach.
"20.03.2017 15:01:42" wsj.com Google to Simplify YouTube Advertiser Controls Amid Outcry Over Extremist Videos An executive for Alphabet's Google apologized for commercials that appeared before extremist videos on its YouTube site and said it would simplify tools that allow advertisers to control where their ads appear. Some major companies suspended advertising on YouTube and the Google Display Network after a report showing that commercials appeared before videos supporting terrorist groups. Google now is promising them more control.
"20.03.2017 14:40:03" wsj.com Should College Students Be Required to Take a Course in Personal Finance? Annamaria Lusardi argues that financial literacy is essential for people to survive and thrive in today's world. Lauren Willis says courses miss the real issues people face. The U.S. ranked 14th in a 2015 global study conducted by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group and others, with a financial literacy rate of 57%.
"20.03.2017 14:20:03" wsj.com How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore's Law Microprocessors got smaller, faster and more power-efficient, but as they reach their physical limitations, chip architecture is driving performance gains. Chip designers are finding creative ways to continue at the old pace of Moore's Law, and in many cases increase device performance even more quickly.
"20.03.2017 14:00:40" wsj.com Congressional Hearing: Russian Hacking Live coverage of the congressional investigation into Russian hacking. Watch live as FBI Director James Comey goes before a House panel to testify as part of an investigation into Russian meddling in the election and President Trump's accusation that he had been wiretapped by his predecessor.
"20.03.2017 13:40:02" wsj.com Politico CEO Reins In Predecessor's Projects Political-news outlet Politico faced the biggest crisis of its history last year and is reshaping its business after high-profile departures and amid a new Beltway rival. A motto circulating at Politico, according to some staffers, is “Underpromise and Overdeliver,” viewed as a not-so-subtle dig at a previous regime seen as doing the opposite.
"20.03.2017 13:20:02" on.wsj.com How to Secure Your Smart Home Here are some steps users can take to protect their internet-connected devices from viruses. With home routers, DVRs and webcams vulnerable to malware, here are some tips to keep your household devices out of hackers' hands.
"20.03.2017 13:10:04" wsj.com Trump Travel Ban, Strong Dollar Take Edge Off Tourism to U.S. Turmoil over President Donald Trump's efforts to curb immigration risks reducing tourism to the U.S. beyond the impact the strong dollar has already had on the country's attractiveness for holidaymakers. The strong dollar is making it more attractive for Americans to head overseas.
"20.03.2017 13:00:07" wsj.com Trump Calls Suggestions of Collusion with Russia 'FAKE NEWS' President Donald Trump dismissed as “FAKE NEWS” any suggestion he “colluded” with Russia, weighing in on an issue that has shadowed his young presidency hours before a House committee is to hold a hearing that will examine questions of Russian In his tweet Monday, President Trump sought to rebut suggestions of any collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives.
"20.03.2017 12:50:04" wsj.com Cities Restore Lost Streets, Local Charm After Razing Failed Malls Dead shopping malls have become a development opportunity for some U.S. cities looking to reclaim lost streets and replace drab structures that are now panned as poor fits for downtowns. Getting rid of an old mall in a city opens up new opportunities.
"20.03.2017 12:32:15" wsj.com U.K. to Trigger Article 50 on March 29, Starting Formal Brexit Process Britain will give formal notice to the European Union on March 29 that it will start the process of extricating itself from the bloc, an announcement that opens a two-year window for negotiations, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said. The two-year window for Brexit negotiations will soon open.
"20.03.2017 11:20:06" wsj.com What's Attacking the Web? A Security Camera in a Colorado Laundromat A video recorder in a Colorado laundromat is just one of hundreds of thousands of connected devices that host malicious software. Often left without adequate protections, these devices are drafted into 'botnets' that are constantly attacking the internet. Computer viruses are harnessing webcams, thermostats and other connected devices—while owners remain in the dark.
"20.03.2017 10:30:20" wsj.com New Clues on Why You Can't Escape Cockroaches Japanese study shows that the female American roach, a world-wide pest, can reproduce surprisingly well without males How 15 female cockroaches multiplied to 1,000 -- without ever mating.
"20.03.2017 10:00:17" wsj.com Qualcomm Unveils Product for Lower-Priced Cell Phones The move represents a shot at rival MediaTek, which recently pushed into the smartphone market that is Qualcomm's stronghold. Qualcomm is introducing a new product designed to bring faster wireless service to basic, lower-priced cellphones in emerging markets, an attempt to bolster the chip giant's reach among consumers who can't afford smartphones.
"20.03.2017 09:30:02" wsj.com Forget Love: In China, I'll Marry You for Your License Plate Millions can afford to buy a car in China now, but in big cities the right to drive it is harder to come by. Marrying the lucky winner of a license plate has become the best option for many. Here's another reason to get married in Beijing -- it's all about the license plate.
"20.03.2017 09:00:35" wsj.com New Zealand Expels U.S. Diplomat U.S. embassy had refused to waive his immunity in relation to a potentially serious crime. New Zealand expelled a U.S. diplomat after the American embassy in Wellington refused to waive his immunity in relation to a police investigation of a potentially serious crime.
"20.03.2017 08:30:26" wsj.com What the G-20 Didn't Say on Trade Should Chill Investors Finance ministers from the world's leading economies ditched much of their normal pro-trade language in their communiqué. Investors should focus on what the G-20 didn't say about trade, via Heard on the Street
"20.03.2017 08:00:05" wsj.com Surprise: Good Economic News Isn't Always Great News for Investors The Citigroup Economic Surprise Index is at a three-year high; why that might be a warning sign for stocks. Good news keeps coming for the U.S. economy. For contrarian investors, this isn't exactly great news.
"20.03.2017 07:30:05" wsj.com Europeans Plan for a Post-Populist Future In the wake of last week's Dutch vote, Europe's leaders are daring to hope that the populist tide has turned and that Brexit may prove an isolated event. In the wake of last week's Dutch vote, Europe's leaders are daring to hope that the populist tide has turned and that Brexit may prove an isolated event, writes Simon Nixon.
"20.03.2017 07:00:06" wsj.com U.K. Trade Policy After Brexit Must Reckon With Gravity To boost trade after Brexit, the U.K. will have to grapple with a powerful force: gravity. Economists have for decades observed that the volume of trade between economies is tightly linked to their size and proximity. To boost trade after Brexit, the U.K. will have to grapple with a powerful force: gravity.
"20.03.2017 06:30:24" wsj.com Vodafone to Merge India Unit With Idea Cellular Vodafone has agreed to merge most of its Indian operations with Idea Cellular, in a deal that would create the country's largest wireless-network operator. The planned combination would create India's largest wireless-network operator with almost 400 million customers and bolster Vodafone's position in one of the world's fastest-growing telecom markets.
"20.03.2017 06:00:05" wsj.com New Wave of Puerto Rico Bond Troubles Hits Mutual Funds Oppenheimer, Franklin Templeton, others see market value plunge. Another downturn in Puerto Rico bonds is rippling through mutual funds on the mainland.
"20.03.2017 05:30:13" wsj.com Japan's Abe and Germany's Merkel Say They Will Work Together on Free Trade Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Sunday for their countries to work together to champion free trade. “German and Japan have one thing in common: We have both come this far because we reaped the benefits of trade and investment.”
"20.03.2017 05:00:30" wsj.com Time Warner and AT&T Are a Deal-Anxiety Barometer Despite its populist rhetoric, the Trump administration seems poised to be more lenient on antitrust issues. The Donald J. Trump administration at times wears its populist hat and at others its pro-business hat. When it comes to antitrust enforcement, investors are betting it is sporting the latter.
"20.03.2017 04:30:06" wsj.com Detroit's Resurgence Brings New Housing Concerns After decades of decay, a surprise luxury apartment boom in Detroit has the city is grappling with concerns about the downsides of gentrification. Concerns about the downsides of gentrification are coming to the country's poorest major city.
"20.03.2017 04:00:24" wsj.com Modi Picks Hindu Nationalist to Lead India's Most Populous State Critics worry Prime Minister Narenda Modi's selection of a controversial Hindu nationalist politician to head India's most-populous state could mark a swing toward contentious religious politics. Yogi Adityanath, a Hindu priest and parliamentarian for nearly 20 years, is known for his divisive and incendiary speeches targeting Muslims.
"20.03.2017 03:30:20" wsj.com Wichita State Gets Hit With Another Bad Draw The Shockers, one of the most underseeded teams in the tournament, are knocked out by No. 2 seed Kentucky. Wichita State had a case as one of the most underseeded teams in recent tournament history.
"20.03.2017 03:00:09" wsj.com Road Project Would Reconnenct Neighborhoods to the Bronx River The Sheridan Expressway in the South Bronx will be redesigned to reopen community access to the Bronx River and local parks, and ease traffic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The $1.8 billion road project would transform the Sheridan Expressway into a boulevard with access to the Bronx River and local parks.
"20.03.2017 02:40:05" wsj.com China Kicks Property Tax to the Curb—For Now China has for years considered imposing a property tax to stabilize the real-estate roller coaster, but Beijing says it isn't on the agenda this year. This year it seemed China was finally going to make headway on an idea familiar to U.S. homeowners: a property tax.
"20.03.2017 02:17:49" wsj.com Rock 'n' Roll Trailblazer Chuck Berry's Legacy Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll poet and innovator, died Saturday at the age of 90. Over many decades the musical pioneer helped bridge musical genres and left an enduring legacy. Photo: EPA. Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll poet and innovator, died Saturday at the age of 90. Over many decades the musical pioneer helped bridge musical genres and left an enduring legacy.
"20.03.2017 01:40:06" wsj.com Divisions on Trade Dominate G-20 Global Summit U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, rejecting a concerted effort by rivals here, got finance officials to drop a disavowal of protectionism from a closely watched policy statement issued by the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations. World finance chiefs struggled during a weekend of tense talks to find common ground on boosting trade in a global economy that is finally showing faint signs of momentum.
"20.03.2017 01:20:04" wsj.com New York Attorney General Steps Up Scrutiny of White House Democrat Eric Schneiderman has hired one of the top public-corruption prosecutors under former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to focus specifically on issues involving the Trump administration. New York state's attorney general, to date one of the most vocal antagonists of President Trump, is preparing to escalate his office's litigation against the president's administration.
"20.03.2017 01:00:21" wsj.com North Korea Tests U.S. as Tillerson Meets Chinese Leaders The North Korean announcement Sunday that it had successfully tested a new high-thrust rocket engine one day earlier came just before Mr. Tillerson met Mr. Xi in a bid to stabilize relations and pave the way for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. North Korea claimed another advance toward being able to fire a long-range missile as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, wrapping up a Northeast Asia trip that glossed over deep divides with China on the
"20.03.2017 00:40:05" wsj.com James Comey Could Shed Light on Russia, Trump's Wiretap Charge In advance of Mr. Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, a number of lawmakers of both parties have said they have seen no evidence to support Mr. Trump's allegation about then-president Barack Obama. FBI Director James Comey will be called before lawmakers Monday as part of an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and President Trump's unsubstantiated accusation that he had been wiretapped by his predecessor during the campaign.
"20.03.2017 00:20:05" wsj.com The After Effects of Pitching in the World Baseball Classic With an undefeated Japanese squad standing between Team USA and a spot in the World Baseball Classic championship game, the Americans will almost certainly need a strong showing on the mound Tuesday night to advance. For that, they will turn to… the Some of baseball's top aces opted not to take the ball for Team USA. Limited data shows it might be a wise decision.
"20.03.2017 00:00:32" wsj.com Uber President Of Ride-Sharing Jeff Jones Resigns Uber Technologies Inc. is losing another high profile executive amid a deepening crisis at the ride-hailing firm over its work culture. Jeff Jones, Uber's president of ride-sharing who also oversees marketing and customer support globally, has resigned amid a deepening crisis at the ride-hailing firm over its work culture.
"19.03.2017 23:40:03" wsj.com My Wisconsin-Michigan Revenge Fantasy Jason Gay is excited that his alma mater Wisconsin is in the Sweet 16 after beating Villanova. But then Michigan had to go and spoil the fun, by also pulling off a tournament upset. Good grief. It's going to happen, isn't it? It's really going to happen.
"19.03.2017 23:20:06" wsj.com Gorsuch, a Conservative Firebrand in College, Evolved Into a Conciliator President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee wins praise from Democrats for his civility and respect for opposing views, but some high school and college acquaintances remember him as a provocateur who took after his dynamic mother, a Reagan cabinet Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch hasn't ruled directly on some of the most divisive issues, but his court opinions, political pedigree and off-the-bench writings suggest a serious judge whose views would plant him on the court's right wing
"19.03.2017 23:00:22" wsj.com California Officials Reactivate Damaged Oroville Spillway to Prepare for More Storms The main spillway of the reservoir 70 miles north of Sacramento ruptured during heavy rains last month, prompting evacuation of 200,000 residents when an emergency spillway put into service in its place threatened to collapse on Feb. 12. California officials have temporarily resumed using the damaged main spillway at Lake Oroville, marking an important milestone in efforts to get the vast state reservoir back to normal after a near collapse last month.
"19.03.2017 22:40:06" wsj.com The Secret to Getting Your Teen to Talk Parents and children share a journal to communicate, solve problems. It helps overcome awkwardness when discussing personal topics. When a parent and child are writing back and forth, it can balance out a relationship where the parent is usually the one with the upper hand.
"19.03.2017 22:20:06" wsj.com High-Stakes Senate Hearings on Gorsuch Set to Start This Week Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to face questions this week about his judicial philosophy and long record of rulings when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Monday Trump's Supreme Court nominee is likely to face questions at a Senate hearing this week about executive power and judicial independence.
"19.03.2017 22:00:58" wsj.com Is Your Refrigerator Awesome Enough? Makers of high-end refrigerators are of two minds: High-tech or hide tech. Some consumers want computers and cameras, while others demand invisible doors that meld in with kitchen cabinets. Appliance makers are grappling with how much technology to add to the anchor of the kitchen. Should the refrigerator be a wallflower or a showoff?
"19.03.2017 21:40:02" wsj.com Virtual Reality Startups Get New Place to Connect Co-working company Alley is tapping into New York City's nascent virtual-reality sector with a new Chelsea co-working space catering to young companies developing and using these technologies. Even in virtual reality the physical space matters.
"19.03.2017 21:20:03" wsj.com 'Beauty & the Beast' Another Successful Live Action Remake for Disney Walt Disney's 'Beauty & The Beast' was a monster at the box office this weekend, opening to $170 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates. Walt Disney's 'Beauty & The Beast' had the seventh-biggest movie opening of all time, collecting $170 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend.
"19.03.2017 21:01:18" wsj.com Edsel: The Clunker-Turned-Classic Everyone laughed when a mechanic bought the big Ford flop in 1959, but now even strangers stop to admire Ken Lammert's Edsel. Everyone laughed when mechanic Ken Lammert bought an Edsel in 1959, but now even strangers stop to admire the big Ford flop.
"19.03.2017 20:30:23" wsj.com Donald Trump's Bumpy Early Weeks Slow His Agenda Halfway through President Trump's first 100 days in office, controversies and GOP legislative infighting are making it hard for the White House to build momentum toward some of its ambitious agenda items. Controversies and GOP legislative infighting impede momentum of Trump's White House to press forward on some of its ambitious agenda.
"19.03.2017 20:00:51" wsj.com How Much Screen Time Is Safe for Teens? New research suggests that teenagers can spend a substantial amount of time on smartphones, videogames and computers without harmful effects on their mental well-being. New research suggests that teenagers can spend a substantial amount of time on devices without harmful effects on their mental well-being.
"19.03.2017 19:30:38" wsj.com 'Father of Transplantation' Defeated His Own Doubts and Fears Thomas Starzl became the first surgeon to transplant a human liver successfully in 1967 and went on to do hundreds more. Dr. Starzl, who was often called the “father of transplantation,” died March 4, a week before his 91st birthday. Thomas Starzl was his own biggest critic: “I did not like doing the one thing for which I had become uniquely qualified.” But he defeated his anxieties, becoming the first surgeon to transplant a human liver successfully.
"19.03.2017 19:00:34" wsj.com Is Your Stuff Safe in the Cloud? With hackers on the prowl, there are pros and cons of storing your life in the cloud. Geoffrey A. Fowler compares Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive with “personal cloud” drives you run yourself. Instead of using cloud-storage services from Google, Dropbox and others, you can set up your own drive that you can access from anywhere using a computer, phone or tablet. We look at four top options.
"19.03.2017 18:30:23" wsj.com Activist Investor Takes a Page From Greenpeace, Pushing Companies for Change Clifton S. Robbins, chief of Blue Harbour Group, is already known as the nice-guy activist investor. Now he's trying to be the socially conscious one. Blue Harbour Group told investors it will urge companies to focus more attention on environmental and social issues such as climate change, diversity and employee well-being.
"19.03.2017 18:00:57" wsj.com The Banker-Turned-Seminarian Trying to Save Citigroup's Soul A Princeton University professor by day, David Miller has worked with Citigroup intermittently for the last three years to tackle abstract issues about banking and morality. Can a big bank have a conscience? Citigroup hired one.
"19.03.2017 17:30:29" wsj.com It's Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does Pay Pay raises are back in style in the corner office, erasing cuts from a year earlier and pushing CEO compensation to new highs amid a robust stock market. Can a corner office smile? CEO pay jumped fiscal 2016, erasing cuts from a year earlier.
"19.03.2017 17:01:16" wsj.com When You Bomb at the Book Club Even if your selection gets the cold shoulder, there are ways to salvage the conversation. Selecting the wrong book feels like you've wasted your friends' time. But one book-club facilitator says, “The why [of not liking the book] often leads to fabulous discussions."
"19.03.2017 16:30:43" wsj.com GM Tries a Subscription Plan for Cadillacs—a Netflix for Cars at $1,500 a Month GM is experimenting with a subscription model for Cadillac, the latest effort by a car company to test whether people are willing to treat personal transportation like a Netflix account. Can car ownership be like a Netflix account? Companies are testing whether people prefer a subscription model that provides access to many car models.
"19.03.2017 16:00:56" wsj.com The High Cost of Health Care in America America spent more than 17% of its gross domestic product on medical care and drugs in 2014. Yet our life expectancy at birth was only 78.8 years America outspends the developed world on health care, but Americans are less healthy.
"19.03.2017 15:30:26" wsj.com Why a Music Mogul Is Snapping Up Tiny Trade Magazines In the latest sign that the music industry is mounting a comeback, one of the most powerful men in the business, Irving Azoff, is snapping up some of its least flashy assets: trade publications. Mr. Azoff and a business partner, Tim Leiweke, recently One of the most powerful men in the business is snapping up some of its least flashy assets: trade publications.
"19.03.2017 15:15:00" Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: How I Work Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on how he runs meetings and picks hires—and whether he'd rather go to a Clippers game with Steve Ballmer or play bridge with Bill Gates.
"19.03.2017 15:00:27" wsj.com Startup to Serve Up Chicken Strips Cultivated From Cells in Lab 'Clean meat' developers say it avoids towering costs of feeding, caring for livestock Bay Area startup Memphis Meats says it has developed the world's first chicken strip grown from self-reproducing cells.
"19.03.2017 14:23:37" wsj.com How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore's Law Microprocessors are smaller, faster and more power-efficient, but as they reach their physical limitations, chip architecture is driving performance gains. Moore's Law is dying. Computers are no longer getting faster at the pace they used to, but chip designers use cleverer ways to pump up speed.
"19.03.2017 14:01:04" wsj.com The Absolute Best Vegetarian Lasagna Ever No pale imitations of carnivore cuisine here. Harness the power of fermentation to bring savory depth to recipes for a mighty meatless lasagna, plus stuffed mushrooms and vegetable borscht—without the predictable proteins. Behold the recipe for The Absolute Best Vegetarian Lasagna. Guess what the secret is?
"19.03.2017 13:30:19" wsj.com Style Secrets of Southern Men Men's clothing retailers long popular in the South are bringing classic bright colors and a casual vibe to other parts of the country. Sid Mashburn opened up in Los Angeles and Peter Millar takes on Manhattan. Men in the South have a certain look; they put it together with color, bow ties and classic gear.
"19.03.2017 13:00:26" wsj.com You're Not Busy, You're Just Rude 'I'm busy,' signals you don't want to make room for friends or family. Be specific about what's really taking up your time or cut back your calendar. Most of us aren't too busy to make time for our loved ones—to return a text or phone call or free up time for satisfying chat. And yet that is the impression we're giving.
"19.03.2017 12:00:23" wsj.com Are You Man Enough to Buy These Skin-Care Products? A shift is under way due to millennial males, more blithely vain than their elders. A guide to the new wave of skin-care brands that are going out of their way to reassure macho men it's okay to primp.
"19.03.2017 11:00:23" wsj.com The Sponge That Cleans Oil Spills In its ordinary state, a piece of common foam will soak up fluid indiscriminately. Scientists say they have treated common household foam so that it will rapidly suck up oil from water—even below the surface.
"19.03.2017 10:00:33" wsj.com Men Shout, and Women Scream—at Least in Fiction Female authors use sob at about the same rate for their male and female characters—but male writers hardly ever use it to describe their own male characters. A statistical analysis shows a clear gender divide in the words that novelists use to describe their characters.
"19.03.2017 09:00:32" wsj.com China Thinks It Has Figured Out Online Grocery Shopping When it comes to groceries, most Chinese still rely on their neighborhood markets. But that's starting to change as Alibaba and JD.com use a new form of courier service that works like the Uber of delivery. Why Alibaba and JD.com are betting on online groceries in China.
"19.03.2017 08:30:18" wsj.com Why Oil Demand May Be Higher Than Expected The International Energy Agency's annual estimates of global crude demand have been revised up for the past seven years by an average of 880,000 barrels a day, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. Is more oil being bought than the market currently believes?
"19.03.2017 07:30:08" wsj.com Freeport's Dispute With Indonesia Impairs Output From Giant Copper Mine Freeport-McMoRan's standoff with Indonesia over the giant Grasberg mine is entering a new phase, as the company scales back operations while trying to force a resolution to the dispute. “In this current controversy…we're either going to all win, or we're all going to lose."
"19.03.2017 07:00:29" wsj.com World's Largest Jeweler Chow Tai Fook to Buy Australia's Alinta Energy for $3.1 Billion Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises has agreed to buy Australian utility Alinta Energy, the latest deal by foreign investors in the country's energy sector. The world's biggest jewelry chain is expanding in gas and electricity.
"19.03.2017 06:00:04" wsj.com Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Globalization in China Speech Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook defended globalization in a rare public speech in China, as his company faces political pressure in the U.S. to bring back factories. Mr. Cook's comments on privacy Saturday reflected the sometimes awkward line that U.S. companies walk as they try to do business in China.
"19.03.2017 05:00:19" wsj.com Giant Muslim Group Joins Fight Against Fake News In Indonesia, world's biggest Islamic organization adds internet battle to its list of charitable duties. The world's largest Muslim organization is helping step up a battle in Indonesia to scrub the internet of fake news.
"19.03.2017 04:00:14" wsj.com North Korea Claims Advances on Long-Range Missile Capabilities North Korea said it has perfected a new high-thrust rocket engine, a day after the U.S. said that it was considering a military option against the North. North Korea said it has perfected a new high-thrust rocket engine, claiming another advance toward being able to fire a long-range missile, a day after the U.S. said it was considering a military option against the North.
"19.03.2017 03:00:57" wsj.com The Family Behind Viral BBC Video Speaks Out In their first interview since their children interrupted a live BBC segment on Korean affairs, college professor Robert Kelly and his wife Kim Jung-A spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the circumstances, the chaos, and the global reaction to the Robert Kelly and his wife, Kim Jung-A, discuss the now-infamous Skype session that devolved into comical mayhem when their children interrupted a live BBC segment: "It's a comedy of errors."
"19.03.2017 02:30:15" blogs.wsj.com A New Way for Individuals to Invest in Real Estate Wall Street is offering individuals a new way to invest in commercial real estate as protection from swings in the stock market. But the approach also carries its own risks. Wall Street is offering a new way to invest in commercial real estate as protection from swings in the stock market. But the approach also carries risks.
"19.03.2017 02:00:18" wsj.com Why George Foreman Keeps a Punching Bag Near the Kitchen The former heavyweight champion on the motivational placement of a punching bag and the time George Plimpton sent him a bright red typewriter. The former heavyweight champion on the motivational placement of a punching bag and the time George Plimpton sent him a bright red typewriter.
"19.03.2017 01:00:22" wsj.com Book Review: Rebirth of the Campus Novel “The Devil and Webster,” Jean Hanff Korelitz's sharp and insightful account of the current explosion of student discontent, ought to set off a golden age for the campus novel. “The Devil and Webster,” Jean Hanff Korelitz's sharp and insightful account of the current explosion of student discontent, ought to set off a golden age for the campus novel, Sam Sacks writes.
"19.03.2017 00:30:08" wsj.com March Madness: Villanova Played Slowly—and Lost Quickly Villanova's 65-62 loss to No. 8 seed Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon was the first stunning upset of the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats' speedy exit is partly the result of the way they played: slowly. Villanova, the NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed, slowed down as college basketball's new rules made the game faster. Wisconsin took advantage of this in its stunning upset of the defending champions.
"18.03.2017 23:15:06" wsj.com Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dead at 90 Mr. Berry was a rock 'n' roll poet and innovator, whose funny, vivid songs about cars, girls and dancing painted an idealized portrait of American teenage life. In 1977, when NASA launched its Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, Chuck Berry's iconic "Johnny B. Goode" was included--alongside Bach and Beethoven--in a time capsule intended to help spacefaring civilizations understand life on Earth.
"18.03.2017 23:00:58" wsj.com Huggies Enter Parenting Minefield, Pushing Switch to Pricier Pull-Ups Kimberly-Clark Corp. has benefited as more parents opt for Huggies Pull-Ups disposable training pants over less-expensive diapers. The company behind Huggies is wading into the messy debate over when to start toilet training, hoping to ride a consumer shift toward Pull-Ups that has benefited its bottom line.
"18.03.2017 22:01:01" wsj.com Touring New Zealand on a Budget? Try a Cushy Camper Van Driving an RV across New Zealand: the pros and cons. A family of five crosses New Zealand by RV, risking close quarters to get intimate with nature on a budget.
"18.03.2017 21:30:25" wsj.com Bidding Process for U.S. Border-Wall Construction Begins U.S. Customs and Border Protection officially opened the process to design and build a wall “physically imposing in height” along the southern border with Mexico. The requests for proposals say the structure should include anti-climbing fixtures to make it impossible to scale, and be sturdy enough to at least temporarily withstand a variety of tools—such as chisels, battery-powered devices and torches—that could be
"18.03.2017 21:00:48" wsj.com One Year After Leaving Zenefits, Parker Conrad Unveils Rippling Controversial Silicon Valley entrepreneur raises $7 million to take fresh aim at onboarding services for startups. The former chief executive of software maker Zenefits has launched a new startup that already may be on a collision course with his old company.
"18.03.2017 20:15:29" Sean Spicer, Brit spies, and Trump's tweets White House press secretary Sean Spicer, in explaining Donald J. Trump's wiretapping tweets, set off a new controversy with the U.K. How is Spicer defending his boss? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.
"18.03.2017 19:59:07" wsj.com YouTube Star Lilly Singh's Guide to Life YouTube star Lilly Singh aims to translate her online followers into readers with her publishing debut, 'How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life,' out this month. Lilly Singh, star of YouTube, readies her first book, "How to Be a Bawse."
"18.03.2017 19:50:08" wsj.com A Prescription Blood Thinner Beat Aspirin at Preventing Recurrence of Blood Clots, Study Finds A Canadian research team found low doses of the blood thinner rivaroxaban, marketed as Xarelto from Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, reduced the risk of blood clot recurrence by about 70% compared with aspirin, without increasing the risk Patients trying to avoid recurrences of blood clots should 'stop using aspirin, because there's really no point,' a new study finds http://on.wsj.com/2nlDUM7
"18.03.2017 19:40:04" wsj.com A New Retreat for These Times Retreat centers, which traditionally focus on timeless themes of contemplation, mindfulness and spirituality, are responding to current anxieties. More people are attending retreats to step away from pressures of everyday life and learn about communicating better with others.
"18.03.2017 19:30:08" wsj.com Obituary: Stephen Ross Created Ways for Investors to Assess Risks Some of Stephen Ross's work on asset pricing led to creation of models that can help determine which stocks to buy and which to sell and how much risk lies in a portfolio. At age 4, Stephen Ross still wasn't talking. His parents took him for tests and were assured nothing was wrong. Sure enough, he began talking at 5, in complete sentences, and never looked back.
"18.03.2017 19:19:12" wsj.com Treasury's Mnuchin Fends Off Push to Reject Protectionism U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rebuffed a concerted push by world finance chiefs to disavow protectionism, fanning fears that the Trump administration's pursuit of an “America First” policy could ignite global trade conflicts. The Trump administration's Treasury chief told G-20 leaders that some global trade pacts weren't being enforced.
"18.03.2017 18:47:24" wsj.com How Stitch Fix Is Using Artificial Intelligence to Design Its Clothes Apparel seller Stitch Fix recently introduced a coral, sleeveless blouse with a split neckline that was designed with the help of artificial intelligence. The next top fashion designer could be a computer.
"18.03.2017 18:00:36" wsj.com States Challenge Public Universities to Prove They Are Worth Their Funding Taking a page from cash-strapped parents, states are increasingly telling their public universities to prove they're worth the investment. States are considering funding models for higher education that allocate money based on outcomes like student graduation and retention rates.
"18.03.2017 17:00:50" wsj.com The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age A guide to using social media and other digital tools to get the most out of the face-to-face opportunities that conferences provide. How to use social media and technology to make face-to-face gatherings even more valuable.
"18.03.2017 16:32:24" wsj.com President Trump Prods Germany Over NATO, but Touts Merkel Meeting A day after meeting with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump said her country owes “vast sums of money” to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the U.S. A day after hosting Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, President Trump tweets that Germany 'owes' NATO, U.S.
"18.03.2017 16:01:24" wsj.com A Trap for Tom Hayes An excerpt from David Enrich's new book, 'The Spider Network.' How authorities zeroed in on a disheveled, socially awkward trader as the Libor scandal's mastermind.
"18.03.2017 15:20:09" wsj.com Tillerson Treads a Fine Line in China Talks Amid North Korea Tensions Sharp differences over North Korea dominated Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's talks with Chinese officials in Beijing, even as both sides sought to smooth the way for a first meeting between their leaders in the weeks ahead. Rex Tillerson and China's foreign minister say tensions on the Korean peninsula have reached a dangerous level
"18.03.2017 15:00:37" wsj.com U.S. Soldiers Heading to Poland Face a Grim Ordeal: No Burger King When the Army rolls into Poland next month to take positions near the Russian border, the creature comforts will stay behind. To keep troops focused during a new NATO deployment, Army bans such on-base luxuries as Whoppers and lattes.
"18.03.2017 14:51:35" wsj.com Luke Evans on the Real Story Behind Wonder Woman "Beauty and the Beast" co-star Luke Evans on his new projects, including "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women," a movie about the Harvard-trained psychologist who created the Wonder Woman superhero character. Photo: Smithsonian Library 'Beauty and the Beast' co-star Luke Evans on his new project, 'Professor Marston & the Wonder Women.'
"18.03.2017 13:50:05" wsj.com Retail Store 'Bubble' Has Burst and CEOs Search for Answers U.S. retailers gathering at a conference in Las Vegas will be looking for ways to deal with a problem that has no simple fix. Once considered a competitive advantage, store footprints have now become a burden for many chains as more shopping moves online. As foot traffic at malls continues to decline, executives from several large chains and online sellers will gather at Shoptalk to discuss the future of retail
"18.03.2017 13:30:34" wsj.com London Calling: Ex-Rocker Leads Capital's Financiers Into Brexit Battle As lord mayor—the City of London's cheerleader-in-chief—in the Brexit era, organ-playing ex-rocker Andrew Parmley pulls out the stops for British financiers to win over investors. Meet the ex-rocker who, as Lord Mayor of London, is the City's top advocate in the Brexit era.
"18.03.2017 13:10:03" wsj.com Sew Wrong: Thimble Fans Bid Farewell to Beloved Monopoly Game Piece Three tokens of the board game have been ousted by popular vote, disappointing loyalists; 'It broke my heart' “I always went for the thimble. I still do. It reminds me of being at my grandmother's house,” said Mary Sonnier, 58 years old. “It broke my heart that they're going to retire that. I'm keeping my old one.”
"18.03.2017 13:00:46" wsj.com Do You Cry Easily? You May Be a 'Highly Sensitive Person' Meet the Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP. Highly sensitive people, known as HSPs, often respond more intensely to alarms, crowds and high-pressure situations, but they are more empathic and conscientious as well.
"18.03.2017 12:30:10" wsj.com YouTube Star Lilly Singh's Guide to Life SINGH YouTube star Lilly Singh aims to translate her online followers into readers with her publishing debut, 'How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life,' out this month. Lilly Singh, star of YouTube, readies her first book, "How to Be a Bawse."
"18.03.2017 12:00:55" wsj.com For U.S. Factory Jobs—Mexico Isn't the Only Enemy Already depleted by foreign competition, states and cities offer increasingly lucrative tax breaks and other benefits to keep companies local, sometimes squaring off with neighboring municipalities. These days, U.S. cities are battling each other for jobs with $45 billion in incentives.
"18.03.2017 11:29:09" wsj.com The Garage Inspired by CrossFit For a stats-obsessed San Diego-area entrepreneur, kettlebells and battle ropes equal family time. A California family's garage turns into a serious gym—even for the 9-year-old.
"18.03.2017 11:00:49" wsj.com Finding Chic Kids' Clothes: The New Secret Weapon The future of kids' style shopping: Online resources aimed at taking the stress and time commitment out of finding design-conscious clothing at reasonable prices. Buying uniquely stylish clothes for your offspring used to take forever. But these new, one-stop-shopping websites are turning the chore into child's play.
"18.03.2017 10:30:25" wsj.com Man Is Shot Dead by Security Forces at Paris Airport, Grounding Flights A man was shot dead after grabbing a soldier's gun at Paris's Orly airport, France's Interior Ministry said, unnerving a country that has been targeted repeatedly by terrorist attacks. A security operation is under way at Paris's Orly airport after a shooting.
"18.03.2017 10:00:22" wsj.com Is Your Refrigerator Awesome Enough? Upstarts are turning the refrigerator into a giant computer screen that can play television and display shopping lists, photos and weather reports. Makers of high-end refrigerators are of two minds: High-tech or hide tech. Some consumers want computers and cameras, while others demand invisible doors that meld in with kitchen cabinets.
"18.03.2017 09:00:49" wsj.com Bangladesh's Child Workers Don't Bank On the System In 2014, Bangladesh's central bank rolled out an ambitious plan to improve the financial lot of child workers, but three years later the program is struggling to connect. Photo: Karan Deep Singh/The Wall Street Journal This is why Bangladesh is struggling to bring millions of child workers into the banking system. Via WSJ Financial Inclusion #WSJInclusion
"18.03.2017 08:30:13" wsj.com Nike Apologizes for Selling Sneakers in China Without 'Air' Nike Inc. admitted that some of its sneakers sold in China were inaccurately marketed, after state television accused the company of making false claims in a high-profile broadcast. In social-media forums, Chinese consumers have complained about the discomfort of the shoes.
"18.03.2017 08:01:00" wsj.com Pentagon: No Indication Civilians Killed in Syria Strike The U.S. confirmed it conducted an airstrike targeting al Qaeda militants in Al Jinah on Thursday, but said it was unaware of any “credible” reports of civilian casualties. “This is the building we intended to strike and we struck it,” Capt. Jeff Davis said.
"18.03.2017 07:00:23" wsj.com Open Borders Bring Foreign Killers to Malaysia Malaysia has long been a way station for international conspirators, but recent alleged terror acts targeting the North Korean dictator's half brother and the Saudi king raise the country's risk profile. Here's why Malaysia may be increasingly becoming a killing ground for other people's conflicts.
"18.03.2017 05:35:19" wsj.com Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Globalization in China Speech Apple Inc.'s Chief Executive Tim Cook defended globalization in a rare public speech in China, as his company faces political pressure in the U.S. to bring back factories. “We think that an individual should own their data and should be able to control their data," he said.
"18.03.2017 05:00:18" wsj.com To China, America Finally Looks Vulnerable China's all-out effort against a U.S. antimissile battery in South Korea is ultimately about weakening a U.S. alliance network it sees as a hostile chain of containment. China looks to disrupt U.S. "informal and accidental empire" in Asia, writes Andrew Browne.
"18.03.2017 04:26:55" wsj.com Mike Flynn Didn't Report 2014 Interaction With Russian-British National Mike Flynn interacted with a graduate student with dual Russian and British nationalities at a 2014 U.K. security conference, a contact that came to the notice of U.S. intelligence but that Mr. Flynn, then the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, The meeting at a U.K. security conference occurred when Mr. Flynn was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
"18.03.2017 03:00:46" wsj.com When the Children Crashed Dad's BBC Interview: The Family Speaks In their first interview, Korea expert Robert Kelly and his wife, Kim Jung-A, describe the circumstances, chaos, and global reaction to their now-infamous home-office Skype catastrophe; 'she was in a hippity-hoppity mood.' One of the most highlighted moments of the BBC clip on social media has been Marion's swagger as she walked toward her father. “She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of the school party,” said Robert Kelly.
"18.03.2017 02:30:05" wsj.com Marines Fight Back Online as Nude-Photo Scandal Unfolds A small group of Marines that contends the official military response to a nude-photo and cyber-harassment scandal has been too slow is pursuing a vigilante-like name-and-shame campaign in hopes of forcing swifter action. A small group of Marines that contends the official military response to a nude-photo and cyber-harassment scandal has been too slow is pursuing a vigilante-like name-and-shame campaign in hopes of forcing swifter action.
"18.03.2017 02:00:27" graphics.wsj.com What to Read This Weekend: WSJ Book Editors' Picks Book Reviews from The Wall Street Journal. In this weekend's book review: The epic story of the Hebrew language, Eisenhower's mobilization against McCarthy, how the prime meridian came to be in Greenwich and more.
"18.03.2017 01:30:13" wsj.com Court Upholds Seattle Ordinance Allowing Uber Union Vote A Washington state judge upheld a Seattle ordinance allowing app-based ride-hailing drivers to vote to unionize, dealing a blow to Uber Technologies Inc.'s hopes of stalling the legislation. A judge dealt a blow to Uber's hopes by upholding a Seattle ordinance allowing app-based ride-hailing drivers to vote to unionize.
"18.03.2017 01:00:52" wsj.com Painting and Politics at the Whitney Biennial Adam Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum, discusses the latest installment of the often controversial show. The renowned and often controversial Whitney Biennial is back, with much of the art commenting on issues like immigration, diversity, wealth inequality and racism.
"18.03.2017 00:00:12" wsj.com Slain EMT Was a Mother of Five Who Loved Her Job Yadira Arroyo was a single mother who went to back to school to become an emergency medical technician. On Thursday, she lost her life trying to stop a man from hijacking her ambulance. Yadira Arroyo was a single mother who went to back to school to become an emergency medical technician. On Thursday, she lost her life trying to stop a man who had hijacked her ambulance.
"17.03.2017 23:00:22" wsj.com Hawaii's Muslim Community Takes Stand Against Trump Travel Ban The diverse Muslim community in Hawaii is fighting the Trump administration's travel ban, putting the small but growing group at the center of the nationwide battle over immigration and Islam's place in American society. With only a few thousand Muslim residents, Hawaii would seem an unlikely place to challenge President Trump's travel ban. But all of that has changed in recent weeks.
"17.03.2017 22:00:42" wsj.com Trump States Strong Support for NATO at Meeting With German Chancellor Merkel President Donald Trump expressed strong support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and said he's “not an isolationist” after meeting Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since taking office. President Trump said he's “not an isolationist” and expressed strong support for NATO after meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel.
"17.03.2017 21:21:12" How to Make a Shimmering Shamrock Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Shimmering Shamrock.
"17.03.2017 21:00:09" wsj.com Justice Department Files Brief Arguing CFPB's Structure is Unconstitutional The Justice Department took the unusual step of opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a major court case, arguing the structure of the independent consumer regulator created under the Obama administration was unconstitutional. Donald Trump's Justice Department took the unusual step of opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a major court case, arguing the structure of the independent consumer regulator created under the Obama administration was unconstitutional.
"17.03.2017 20:31:34" wsj.com Justice Department Appeals Maryland Judge's Decision to Block Trump Travel Ban Appeal in Maryland case will go to Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. The Justice Department formally appealed a Maryland judge's decision this week that blocked the implementation of President Donald Trump's revised executive order barring U.S. entry for people from six Muslim-majority countries.
"17.03.2017 20:10:14" wsj.com Trump Keeps Stance on Wiretapping, Citing Fox News Report GCHQ, which rarely comments on media reports, issued a statement saying any claim that the agency was asked to conduct surveillance on Mr. Trump is “utterly ridiculous.” President Donald Trump dug in on his unsubstantiated claim that his phones were tapped by his predecessor and brushed off the controversy ignited by the White House's citation of a news report alleging British intelligence was involved.
"17.03.2017 19:50:04" wsj.com Russia Pushes to Boost Arms Exports Russian arms exports rose 16% last year, to $6.4 billion. When Russian officials struck a deal with the United Arab Emirates last month to develop a cutting-edge combat plane, they sent a clear signal: Moscow is fighting to win back lost market share in arms exports and courting major U.S. customers.
"17.03.2017 19:30:13" wsj.com Brazil Police Launch Massive Anticorruption Probe of Meatpacking Industry Police said employees of dozens of Brazilian meatpacking companies bribed inspectors to approve the sale to domestic and foreign buyers. Brazilian authorities unveiled a massive new anti-corruption operation on Friday targeting meatpacking companies including JBS, the world's biggest meatpacker with substantial operations in the U.S.
"17.03.2017 19:11:04" wsj.com Apple Pledges New Centers in China as Cook Set to Address Major Government Conference The new centers in Shanghai and Suzhou bring Apple's commitment to R&D facilities in China to about $500 million. Apple is launching a new round in its charm offensive in China, announcing two additional research-and-development centers ahead of planned speeches by Chief Executive Tim Cook at a major Chinese government conference.
"17.03.2017 18:50:14" wsj.com U.K. Says White House Pledged Not to Repeat Claim British Spied on Trump U.K. intelligence agency has forcefully dismissed claims that it had helped Obama surveil Trump. The U.S. has assured the U.K. it won't repeat allegations that the country's GCHQ intelligence agency helped the previous presidential administration eavesdrop on President Donald Trump, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said.
"17.03.2017 18:30:37" wsj.com Key Bloc of Conservative Lawmakers Endorse GOP Health Plan Four Republican governors announced their opposition Thursday night to the House GOP legislation. The House GOP health-care plan picked up an important endorsement from leaders of a bloc of conservative lawmakers, after President Trump agreed to back more stringent curbs on Medicaid funding and proposals to add work requirements for its beneficiaries.
"17.03.2017 18:10:57" blogs.wsj.com No Handshake at Trump-Merkel Oval Office Photo Op President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to have a tense first meeting, based on their interaction - or lack thereof - in front of reporters on Friday. Full story: http://on.wsj.com/2nhZz7U
"17.03.2017 18:02:55" wsj.com Saudis Expect U.S. to Reverse Terror Law Saudi Arabia expects the Donald Trump administration to take steps to dismantle Jasta, a 2016 law allowing U.S. terror victims to sue the kingdom, according to energy minister and Saudi Aramco chief Khalid al-Falih. Saudi Arabia expects the Trump administration will take steps to dismantle a 2016 law allowing U.S. terror victims to sue the kingdom--but chances are remote that Congress will reverse it.
"17.03.2017 17:40:30" Dueling Flags For 27 years, the isolated African nation of Chad has complained that Romania ripped off its tricolor banner—and doesn't seem at all sorry.
"17.03.2017 17:26:49" wsj.com White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway's Husband Is Set to Lead Justice Department's Civil Division George Conway, the husband of senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, is set to be nominated to run the Justice Department's civil division, a job that would put him at the forefront defending the controversial immigration executive order and other The husband of senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is set to be nominated to run the Justice Department's civil division, according to people familiar with the matter.
"17.03.2017 17:15:12" wsj.com Trump/Merkel Press Conference Live coverage of the press conference with President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Watch live: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel hold news conference
"17.03.2017 17:00:41" wsj.com The Bonehead Play That Might Have Actually Been Genius Vanderbilt guard Matthew Fisher-Davis was ridiculed for fouling a Northwestern player when his team had the lead, but the math shows it might have been a smart move The numbers say that if Fisher-Davis didn't foul, the Commodores had just over a 50% probability to win.
"17.03.2017 16:43:39" wsj.com Goldman Chief Blankfein Took 4% Pay Cut for 2016 Goldman Sachs's board cut Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein's pay by 4% and tied more of it to how the bank does for its investors in coming years. The Goldman Sachs CEO received $22 million in total pay for 2016.
"17.03.2017 16:41:08" wsj.com Need Pruning Shears or a Ukulele? Try the Public Library To win back straying patrons, librarians are lending out a lot more than just books; 'We want to be needed.' Across the country, libraries are lending out things such as bongo drums, chimney-cleaning brushes, karaoke machines and cotton-candy makers in a bid to attract patrons in an era where books aren't always enough.
"17.03.2017 16:20:04" wsj.com How to Raise Your Child to Be a Philanthropist Experts advise to start talking to children about philanthropy when they're young and continue to have those discussions as they grow. Being charitable is more about the mind-set than the dollars attached.
"17.03.2017 15:59:00" wsj.com A Trap for Tom Hayes How did authorities zero in on Tom Hayes, the disheveled, mildly autistic trader as the mastermind of the Libor scandal? An excerpt from David Enrich's new book, 'The Spider Network.' Authorities were hunting for bankers to hold accountable for the industry's many sins, and trader Tom Hayes was blundering into an elaborate trap, cementing his status as their top target.
"17.03.2017 15:41:14" wsj.com Words That Helped Elect Donald Trump Threaten Travel Ban President Donald Trump's populist rhetoric helped him get elected president. But his heated words have come back to haunt him in the legal battle over his immigration travel order. President Trump's populist rhetoric helped him get elected president. But his heated words have come back to haunt him in the legal battle over his immigration travel order.
"17.03.2017 15:20:05" wsj.com GOP Group Ramps Up Campaign to Prevent Midterm Losses To try to preserve control of the House in the face of anticipated stiff headwinds, Republican operatives are starting 2018 congressional campaigns earlier than ever before. To prevent the House from flipping, the Congressional Leadership Fund, the House GOP's super PAC, plans to raise and spend $100 million during the 2018 election cycle—twice what it spent in 2016 and eight times what it spent in the 2014 midterm.
"17.03.2017 15:00:50" wsj.com The Magic Behind Glencore's Recovery: Mastering the Zinc Market Glencore Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg says his company is reaping the rewards of a bold and risky strategy: Using its dominance of the zinc market to orchestrate a supply shortfall and send prices vaulting. While the prices of zinc and other commodities have been powered by Chinese demand, analysts said zinc's greater buoyancy was a demonstration of one company's market power that is rare in the commodity market.
"17.03.2017 14:40:05" wsj.com Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Jets After Airstrikes The Israeli military denies the Syrian claim that one Israeli plane was brought down and another damaged by the missiles. Israeli air force planes carried out airstrikes inside Syria on Friday, drawing fire from government antiaircraft missile batteries in the most intense military exchange between the two countries since the start of the Syrian conflict six years ago.
"17.03.2017 14:20:56" wsj.com The Lost Memoir of America's Most Infamous Murder In a never-published manuscript, Richard Hickock, one of the killers depicted in Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," tells his story about the 1959 murder of the Clutter family, revealing new insights about his view of the killings and raising questions Truman Capote neglected to mention in his book or anywhere else that one of his primary sources—the killer Richard Hickock —tried turning into a competitor, by writing his own book-length manuscript about the slaughter of the Clutter family in rural
"17.03.2017 14:01:54" wsj.com 'Father of Transplantation' Defeated His Own Doubts and Fears Thomas Starzl became the first surgeon to transplant a human liver successfully in 1967 and went on to do hundreds more. Dr. Starzl, who was often called the “father of transplantation,” died March 4, a week before his 91st birthday. Thomas Starzl was his own biggest critic: "I came to believe that I was not emotionally equipped to be a surgeon or to deal with its brutality.” But he defeated his doubts, becoming the first surgeon to transplant a human liver successfully.