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"21.02.2017 16:20:13" wsj.com Los Angeles Spec Home Seeks $100 Million In Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, a 20,500-square-foot home named Opus by developer Nile Niami includes a gold Lamborghini Aventador roadster and a gold Rolls-Royce Dawn. A month after a Los Angeles spec house was unveiled with an asking price of $250 million, another super high-end spec house is launching in the city, this one with a $100 million price tag.
"21.02.2017 16:20:06" wsj.com Investing in Real Estate With Your IRA: A Primer Self-directed individual retirement accounts can invest in real estate, but the plans come with a lot of rules and risks. Real estate can fund your retirement—but brace yourself for lots of risk and rules since real-estate IRAs are anything but simple.
"21.02.2017 16:01:11" wsj.com Verizon, a Century-Old Company, Sets Its Sights on Millennials Diego Scotti, chief marketing officer, on transforming—and sometimes even scrapping—a brand name. "There is this misconception that millennials are this very homogeneous group. That they all look, feel and act the same way. I think you can't make that assertion about any group."
"21.02.2017 15:40:08" wsj.com Nascar, Once a Cultural Icon, Hits the Skids Stock-car racing's founding family draws criticism from drivers and team owners as fan interest burns down and sponsors retreat; 'economics and demographics.' With the first big race of the new season on Feb. 26, Nascar's problems seem to have spun out of control. Television viewership is down 45% as viewership has fallen for nine years out of the past 10, compared with four down years each for the National
"21.02.2017 15:20:02" wsj.com Conservative Pundit Sebastian Gorka Brings 'Global Jihadist Movement' Theory Into White House Among the few advisers who reviewed President Donald Trump's immigration order was Sebastian Gorka, a terrorism researcher who has gone on to become the administration's most visible and passionate defender of the ban and increasingly its go-to spokesman In the days before President Trump signed the executive order blocking immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, only a small circle of advisers reviewed the document. One was Sebastian Gorka, a terrorism researcher and conservative
"21.02.2017 15:00:22" wsj.com The Pure Automotive Muscle of the Saleen S7 A car lover's ode to an American-made machine that can clear 200 mph. The owner of a head-turning Saleen S7 tells the story behind his prized car.
"21.02.2017 14:40:08" wsj.com N.J. Student-Teacher Videos Raise Privacy Concerns A new rule that student teachers in New Jersey will have to submit videotapes of their lessons for scoring by Pearson, the education company, has sparked a backlash from some educators and parents worried that children's privacy might be violated. A new rule this fall that student teachers in New Jersey will have to submit videotapes of their lessons for scoring by education company Pearson has raised privacy concerns. Officials said the videos would remain confidential, but some critics worry that
"21.02.2017 14:20:03" wsj.com U.S. Appetite for Organic Food Prompts Jump in Grain Imports; Farmers Cry Foul Organic grain is flooding into the U.S., depressing prices and drawing complaints from domestic organic farmers Prices for organic grains are dropping despite booming demand; U.S. growers say foreign rivals don't face the same oversight
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"21.02.2017 13:30:11" blogs.wsj.com 5 Things Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Said About India Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said India has 'entrepreneurial energy,' and that he hopes his company can harness India's move to make its vast biometric database available to app developers. In Bangalore Monday, Mr. Nadella said he wanted Indians to be These are five things Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said about India in tech hub Bangalore.
"21.02.2017 13:03:55" wsj.com Why Verizon Decided to Still Buy Yahoo After Big Data Breaches Verizon revised terms to buy Yahoo's internet business, shaving as much as $350 million off the $4.83 billion price and setting a plan to share future costs arising from past data breaches. A look at why Verizon felt compelled to proceed. Verizon and Yahoo have agreed to knock as much as $350 million off their $4.83 billion deal in order to resolve fallout from two massive breaches Yahoo disclosed last year, according to people familiar with the matter.
"21.02.2017 12:51:05" wsj.com Can an Outside CEO Succeed? Look at the Board's Diversity CEOs hired from outside a company are more likely to have poor business performance and short tenures if their new employer's board is more diverse than corporate boards they previously served, a study finds. CEOs hired from outside a company are more likely to have poor business performance and short tenures if their new employer's board is more diverse than corporate boards they previously served, a study finds.
"21.02.2017 11:57:07" wsj.com Seoul's Impossible Bargain: Protection or Prosperity China's subtle economic retribution in the wake of plans for a U.S. antimissile system presents Seoul with a stark choice none of America's partners in the region want to make: protection or prosperity. Seoul's unpalatable choice: the U.S. or China, security or economic wellbeing.
"21.02.2017 11:17:46" wsj.com States Push to Raise Gasoline Taxes Tennessee and Alaska are among states looking to raise gasoline taxes after decades with no increase. The chances are you'll pay more at the pump this year as states move to raise gas taxes.
"21.02.2017 10:14:05" wsj.com 7 Steps to Reduce Bias in Hiring The key is to take bias out of the hiring process instead of trying to take it out of the people doing the hiring. Increasing diversity can be difficult because of implicit bias in even people with good intentions—something that training can't fix.
"21.02.2017 09:30:24" wsj.com Why It Pays Off to Be Funny at Work—Usually What the latest research says about the benefits—and occasional perils—of humor in the workplace. What the latest research says about the benefits—and occasional perils—of humor in the workplace.
"21.02.2017 08:30:10" wsj.com Simon & Schuster Cancels Publication of Milo Yiannopoulos Book Move comes after video surfaced in which the Breitbart News writer appeared to condone sex between men and young boys. Simon & Schuster publishing arm said it has canceled the upcoming publication of a book by Milo Yiannopoulos, after a video surfaced in which the controversial conservative journalist appeared to condone sex between men and young boys.
"21.02.2017 08:00:30" wsj.com Ant Financial to Invest $200 Million in South Korea's Kakao Pay The financial arm of Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding will invest $200 million in the payments unit of South Korean messaging company Kakao Corp. to grow its global payments network. Ant Financial, which has more than 450 million users in China and overseas, has been forging partnerships in the U.S., Europe and across Asia as it seeks to challenge Visa and MasterCard as a global payments network.
"21.02.2017 07:30:17" wsj.com Dalian Wanda's Dick Clark Deal Hits Hurdle The $1 billion purchase of Dick Clark Productions by China's Dalian Wanda has stalled amid Beijing's clampdown on capital leaving the country. Dalian Wanda's deal to buy Dick Clark Productions has stalled.
"21.02.2017 07:00:07" wsj.com Conservative Pundit Sebastian Gorka Brings 'Global Jihadist Movement' Theory Into White House Among the few advisers who reviewed President Donald Trump's immigration order was Sebastian Gorka, a terrorism researcher who has gone on to become the administration's most visible and passionate defender of the ban and increasingly its go-to spokesman Sebastian Gorka has described a theory of terrorism that he calls the “global jihadist movement,” which he says takes its marching orders from the Quran and from manifestos by militants and terrorist leaders.
"21.02.2017 06:30:15" wsj.com The Moment Kim Jong Nam Was Attacked: CCTV Footage Video shows two attackers carrying out an airport assault on the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Photo: Fuji Television Video shows two attackers carrying out an airport assault on the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
"21.02.2017 06:00:28" wsj.com Bullish Oil Investors May Be Getting Ahead of Themselves Investors have amassed a record number of bullish bets on oil, but market fundamentals have yet to catch up with their optimism—putting oil prices at risk of a large fall, analysts say. Are bullish oil investors getting ahead of themselves?
"21.02.2017 05:30:08" wsj.com Trump Backing for Bayer's Monsanto Deal Buoys Investors Investors in Bayer have taken heart from President Donald Trump's apparent support for the German pharmaceuticals and chemicals firm's planned $57 billion takeover of U.S. seed giant Monsanto. Investors have been encouraged by President Donald J. Trump's apparent support for Bayer's planned takeover of Monsanto.
"21.02.2017 05:00:33" wsj.com What to Learn From Kraft Heinz-Unilever Unrequited Love Moving out of food would raise questions as to how Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever would achieve the kind of savings investors have come to expect from a deal driven by 3G Capital. Kraft Heinz's talks with Unilever died after just two days in the public eye. But they could have a long afterlife.
"21.02.2017 04:30:23" wsj.com Samsung Heir, Seeking to Modernize Opaque Culture, Instead Faces Scandal Lee Jae-yong took the South Korean conglomerate's reins vowing to reshape it along Silicon Valley lines. Now a corruption probe has dragged him in, raising the biggest doubts yet about whether he has ushered the corporate giant into a new era. “He is very much a Westernized businessman,” said Park Yoon-shik, a George Washington University international-business professor and longtime Lee-family friend, “but he still operates in very much a Koreanized economic, political and business
"21.02.2017 04:00:25" wsj.com North Korea: Malaysia Investigation of Kim Jong Nam Killing Can't Be Trusted North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia said the killing of Kim Jong Nam, half brother of dictator Kim Jong Un, will hurt diplomatic relations between the two countries. “We cannot trust the investigation by the Malaysian police.”
"21.02.2017 03:40:03" wsj.com 'Blind Sheik' Death Stirs Memories of 1993 World Trade Bombing The attack, in which a nearly 1,500-pound truck bomb exploded inside the World Trade Center injuring more than 1,000 people, has been overshadowed by the Sept. 11, 2001, attack which killed nearly 3,000 people and destroyed the twin towers. The death of the 78-year-old Egyptian cleric who plotted the 1993 World Trade Center attack triggered memories for many New Yorkers of one of the first terrorist acts to expose the city's vulnerabilities.
"21.02.2017 03:20:06" wsj.com Famine Declared in South Sudan United Nations agencies blame the hunger crisis in Unity state on fighting between supporters of President Salva Kiir and those backing his former deputy, Riek Machar. South Sudan warned that more than 100,000 people were at risk of starvation and death, as it declared the world's first famine since 2012 in parts of Unity state.
"21.02.2017 03:00:32" wsj.com 'The Great Wall' Has Weak North American Opening It was No. 3 at the domestic box office over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, behind “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Fifty Shades Darker,” both of which opened the prior week. Backers' hopes that “The Great Wall” would be the first global hit made in China fizzled this weekend as the big budget movie opened to a soft $21.7 million in the U.S. and Canada.
"21.02.2017 02:40:03" wsj.com Alzheimer's: Pharma's Great White Whale Is Still Worth Hunting Last week marked the latest failed trial of an experimental Alzheimer's disease treatment when Merck & Co. announced results for verubecestat. Alzheimer's disease is both the largest unmet medical need in the U.S. and the most frustrating challenge for the drug industry. Don't expect pharma companies to get discouraged anytime soon.
"21.02.2017 02:20:09" wsj.com K-Pop, Korean Bidets Drawn Into Missile Shield Dispute South Koreans view a series of Chinese actions as retaliation against planned U.S.-built defense array that Beijing opposes as a threat to its security. Many South Koreans believe China is retaliating against their government, targeting pop stars, companies and individuals over the defense array, which Beijing has denounced as a threat to its own security.
"21.02.2017 02:00:05" wsj.com Kraft-Unilever Deal Is Off, but Warren Buffett's Anomalies Live On There are many ways of measuring the anomalies, and Kraft Heinz and Unilever fit all of them. Behind Kraft's aborted bid for Unilever lies a tale of market anomalies that have lasted decades, helped make Warren Buffett's fortune and may—perhaps—have ended in a mini-bubble last year.
"21.02.2017 01:40:05" wsj.com China Puts Heat on U.S. With North Korea Coal Crackdown The suspension until the end of the year doesn't signal a major shift in Chinese policy. China's suspension of coal imports from North Korea gives Beijing more leverage to press the U.S. for fresh diplomatic efforts in curbing Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
"21.02.2017 01:20:07" wsj.com Saudi Arabia Favors New York for Aramco IPO The desire for a Western stock exchange has emerged after a series of meetings with stock exchanges across the world as Saudi officials prepare to float as much as 5% of Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Saudi Aramco. Saudi Arabia is leaning toward listing its giant, state-run oil company in New York, London or Toronto and has soured on the prospect of floating shares of the firm on an Asian stock exchange.
"21.02.2017 01:00:48" wsj.com Trump Lashes Out at Sweden Over Immigration Mr. Trump said in a tweet Sunday that he was referring to a Fox News story, which contended that the Swedish government was covering up “a surge in gun violence and rape” by immigrants. President Trump criticized Sweden's immigration policies after walking back his suggestion that a major incident had recently occurred in the Nordic country.
"21.02.2017 00:40:11" wsj.com Failed $143 Billion Deal Raises Pressure on Unilever, Kraft Unilever shares fell 6.6% in London Monday after Kraft Heinz dropped its $143 billion bid for its rival—partly reversing a 13% jump on Friday, when the offer became public. Deal talks between Kraft Heinz and Unilever are dead, but both consumer-goods giants now find themselves under heightened pressure to make bold moves to accelerate growth.
"21.02.2017 00:20:05" wsj.com In Policy Dissent, Jim Mattis Wields Influence The defense chief seems to have had the most success in prodding Mr. Trump away from some of his positions. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appears to be at odds with President Trump on Russia and other key issues, setting up potential discord but also helping to nudge the White House toward more conventional policy stances.
"21.02.2017 00:00:09" wsj.com New York City Gangs Turn to White-Collar Crimes Grand larceny, the category the police use to track such crimes, was up 5% last month over January 2016. New York City gang members are turning more often to white-collar crimes such as fraudulent checks and credit cards to fund their enterprises and lifestyle, according to law-enforcement officials.
"20.02.2017 23:40:05" wsj.com N.J. Student-Teacher Videos Raise Privacy Concerns The new rule will take effect this fall. Several district chiefs said they are so concerned that they will bar student teachers from their schools next year—a prospect that might hurt efforts to reverse teacher shortages in some subjects. A new rule that student teachers in New Jersey will have to submit videotapes of their lessons for scoring by Pearson, the education company, has sparked a backlash from some educators and parents worried that children's privacy might be violated.
"20.02.2017 23:20:10" wsj.com This Sports Column Is Too Long From fewer breaks to seven-inning games, every sport wants to speed itself up. How fast is too fast? Sports leagues are scurrying to find ways to accelerate the action—and keep us watching.
"20.02.2017 23:01:00" wsj.com Turning Flea-Market Finds Into Chic Décor Flea-market chic décor depends on blending various styles and vintages. Here's how to pull it off. An expert explains how to turn flea-market finds into a cohesive chic décor.
"20.02.2017 22:40:08" wsj.com Ecuador Leftist Leads Presidential Vote, but Runoff Appears Likely With almost 89% of the ballots counted, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had 39.1% support compared with 28.3% for his nearest rival, conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, according to the national electoral council. Ecuadoreans waited anxiously on Monday for official results from the vote to replace President Rafael Correa, as pollsters, political analysts and the opposition predicted the presidential election would go to a runoff while allies of the leftist ruling
"20.02.2017 22:20:07" wsj.com How Ditching Football Saved Big East Basketball In the big-is-better, football-is-king world of modern college athletics, a group of regional Catholic schools four years ago tried something radical: a conference focused primarily on basketball. The Big East is gambling that its basketball successes will pay dividends outstripping the football revenues the schools left behind.
"20.02.2017 22:00:42" wsj.com Indoor Farming Takes Root at California Startup A California startup is working on growing vegetables for the local market at a tricked-out warehouse. Plenty United's aim is to produce for 'people, not trucks.' A California startup wants to produce 3 million pounds of produce in a warehouse just outside San Francisco.
"20.02.2017 21:40:06" wsj.com French Police Search Marine Le Pen's Office in EU Funds Probe Investigators are looking into whether Ms. Le Pen and other National Front leaders used funds—earmarked for assistants working inside the Strasbourg-based European Parliament—to pay party staffers in other parts of France. French police Monday searched the offices of National Front leader Marine Le Pen on suspicion the presidential candidate and other members of her far-right party misused European Union funds, the party said.
"20.02.2017 21:20:09" wsj.com U.K. Lawmakers Debate Condemnation of Trump's State Visit The nonbinding debate came in response to a petition signed by 1.8 million people calling for Mr. Trump's state visit to be canceled and another with more than 300,000 signatures calling for it to go on. British lawmakers on Monday debated a call to block President Trump from a state visit, putting Prime Minister Theresa May in an uncomfortable position as she seeks to strengthen ties with the new U.S. administration.
"20.02.2017 21:00:22" wsj.com The DeMarcus Cousins Trade Could Be a Big Deal—for the Warriors The New Orleans Pelicans now have two of the NBA's best big men. Could they be a problem in the playoffs for Golden State? DeMarcus Cousins is joining Anthony Davis in New Orleans. Could the duo present problems in the playoffs for the Warriors?
"20.02.2017 20:40:07" wsj.com Kraft Heinz's Interest in Unilever Comes Right Out of 3G Capital's Playbook At Heinz, which 3G Capital bought in 2013 along with Warren Buffett, 3G managed to strip out $1 billion in annual costs before acquiring Kraft two years later. Behind Kraft Heinz's short-lived bid for rival packaged-food giant Unilever is a basic conundrum: The company is running out of ways to improve profitability through its own cost cuts.
"20.02.2017 20:21:20" wsj.com Trump Names McMaster as National Security Adviser President Donald Trump has selected Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who is currently director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center at Fort Eustis, Va., as his next national security adviser. President Trump selects Army strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser.
"20.02.2017 20:01:08" wsj.com Nurses Are Again in Demand After years of relative equilibrium, the job market for nurses is heating up in many markets, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation's fifth-largest occupation. The job market for nurses is heating up in many markets, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses.
"20.02.2017 19:40:05" wsj.com No Drugs for Back Pain, New Guidelines Say The American College of Physicians says back pain of all kinds should be treated with natural and alternative therapies, such as exercise, acupuncture and mindfulness. The American College of Physicians says back pain of all kinds should be treated with natural and alternative therapies, such as exercise.
"20.02.2017 19:20:34" wsj.com Knead Slime? These Business Girls Can Fix You Up Adolescent entrepreneurs cook up glutinous goop classmates love to squeeze, fold and poke. First ingredient: Elmer's glue. Good slime, according to those who make it, must ooze through fingers yet hold together and not be too sticky. It must have a satisfying rebound when poked, what slime makers call “bounce back.”
"20.02.2017 19:01:05" wsj.com Do Guys Still Need to Wear a Belt With a Suit? As fashion sours on the cinched look, some suit wearers reject belts as unnecessary and visually distracting, while others strongly disagree. Where do you stand? Some men reject belts as unnecessary for a suit, while others stand by them. Where do you stand?
"20.02.2017 18:40:06" wsj.com Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dies Suddenly Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died unexpectedly Monday, according to an announcement at the U.N. and Russia media reports. Vitaly Churkin died a day before his 65th birthday. The career diplomat had served as Russia's ambassador to the U.N. since 2006.
"20.02.2017 18:25:06" wsj.com Samsung Heir, Seeking to Remake Family Legacy, Instead Faces Scandal Lee Jae-yong took the South Korean conglomerate's reins vowing to reshape it along Silicon Valley lines. Now a corruption probe has dragged him in, raising the biggest doubts yet about whether he has ushered his giant chaebol into a new era. Lee Jae-yong took Samsung's reins vowing to reshape it along Silicon Valley lines. Now a corruption probe has dragged him in, raising the biggest doubts yet about whether he has ushered the giant conglomerate into a new era.
"20.02.2017 18:01:05" wsj.com When Married to Work Is No Joke For spouses-turned-co-founders in the same startup, lines between work and home can blur Married co-founders explain how they run their companies with their spouses.
"20.02.2017 17:40:12" wsj.com Amid Trump Controversies, Tax Overhaul's Uncertain Path Almost lost in the multiple recent Trump White House controversies, Gerald F. Seib writes, is the uncertainty hanging over the one matter that many Republicans would put atop their priority list: a big tax cut. Almost lost in the multiple recent Trump White House controversies is the uncertainty hanging over the one matter that many Republicans would put atop their priority list: a big tax cut.
"20.02.2017 17:20:10" wsj.com WhatsApp Adds Snapchat-Like Story Feature Called Status WhatsApp's 1.2 billion users will soon find a new feature that looks like it came straight from Snapchat. The Status tool will let people share photos, videos and animated GIFs with friends, all of which will disappear after 24 hours. WhatsApp is the latest Facebook property to take cues from Snapchat.
"20.02.2017 17:02:09" wsj.com How the A's Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Oakland The Warriors' exit and the Raiders' possible relocation could present an opportunity for the Athletics as the city's last team standing “The A's are doubling down on their Oakland identity.”
"20.02.2017 16:40:11" wsj.com Europe's Periphery Debt Market Welcomes New Member: France Investors are once again selling the bonds of Europe's peripheral economies amid political concerns, and this time, that includes France. Investors are once again selling the bonds of Europe's peripheral economies amid political concerns, and this time, that includes France.
"20.02.2017 16:00:17" wsj.com How Philadelphia Has Made Progress Against Violent Crime Philadelphia police have made progress curtailing the city's violent-crime rate, even as it remains one of the deadliest big American cities. Last year, Philadelphia had its lowest violent-crime rate in more than three decades.
"20.02.2017 15:40:06" wsj.com Justin Amash Emerges as Leading Critic of Fellow Republican Donald Trump Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan has emerged as one of the leading Republican critics of President Donald Trump, using a tool the president himself often employs—an assertive presence on Twitter—to challenge and even taunt Mr. Trump. "To me, it doesn't matter whether it's a Republican in the White House or a Democrat in the White House. I have a duty to defend liberty, defend the rule of law and protect the rights of all of my constituents," says Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.
"20.02.2017 15:20:09" wsj.com Snap Tries to Jump-Start Spectacles' Sales as Novelty Fades As the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat begins marketing its initial public offering this week, it will need to ensure its other product doesn't become an afterthought. Snapchat is now selling its Spectacles video-recording sunglasses online.
"20.02.2017 15:00:15" wsj.com Vice President Mike Pence Vows U.S. Support for European Union Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. commitment to the European Union was “steadfast and enduring,” seeking to reassure anxious European leaders about Washington's stance under Donald Trump. Mr. Pence pledged stepped-up cooperation on terror, the “We are separated by an ocean but we are joined by a common heritage, and common commitment to freedom, democracy and the rule of law,” Vice President Mike Pence said. “We are confident that bond will endure and grow.
"20.02.2017 14:40:03" wsj.com With Their Elevated Homicide Rates, Four Cities Stand Out Murder rates in four big cities—Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Memphis, Tenn.—have returned to levels not seen since the 1990s, an alarming surge that police officials are struggling to slow even as crime nationally is near historic lows. A Wall Street Journal analysis of homicide data since 1985 for the 35 largest cities shows that murder rates in Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Memphis have returned to levels not seen since the 1990s.
"20.02.2017 14:20:07" wsj.com Wall Street Starts to Contemplate GE After Jeff Immelt Jeff Immelt gives no public signs he's ready to end his 15-year tenure as chief executive of General Electric, but investors are increasingly preparing for the inevitable Jeff Immelt gives no public signs he's ready to end his 15-year tenure as CEO of General Electric, but investors are increasingly preparing for the inevitable.
"20.02.2017 14:00:53" wsj.com Millennials Are Less Mobile Than Young People Have Been in Decades Today's young Americans are less mobile than the previous four generations were at the same age, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center using recently released U.S. Census data. Today's young Americans are less mobile than the previous four generations were at the same age.
"20.02.2017 13:30:09" blogs.wsj.com Why Is India Allowing App Developers to Use Its Biometric Database? – The Short Answer India's government is allowing app developers to use its biometric database of more than a billion citizens as part of an initiative called "India Stack." Here is the short answer on how the program will work. India's government is allowing app developers to use its biometric database of more than a billion citizens as part of an initiative called “India Stack.”
"20.02.2017 13:00:47" wsj.com Quest Heats Up for Sizzlin' Good Burger Alternatives A new generation of startups is racing to solve a puzzle: how to make a juicy burger without hurting a single steer. But can they please palates beyond vegetarians and animal-rights activists? Food scientists are mixing pea, soybean and beet molecules into concoctions that mimic ground beef.
"20.02.2017 12:50:09" wsj.com Smartphone Addicts Behind the Wheel Drive Car Insurance Rates Higher Insurers increasingly blame distracted drivers as costs related to crashes outpace premium increases Distracted by their smartphones, America's drivers are becoming more dangerous by the day. That is pushing auto-insurance rates even higher as insurers struggle to keep up.
"20.02.2017 12:01:43" wsj.com With Their Rising Homicide Rates, Four Cities Stand Out Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Memphis vex local officials and buck a national trend Murder rates in four big cities have returned to levels not seen since the 1990s, an alarming surge that police officials are struggling to slow even as crime nationally is near historic lows.
"20.02.2017 11:22:57" wsj.com Bill Gates Urges Sharper Military Focus on Bioterror Not enough is invested into tools to respond to a bioterror attack or global pandemic, Microsoft founder says The Microsoft founder wants the U.S. military to focus more training on preparing to fight a global pandemic or bioterror attack.
"20.02.2017 10:10:47" wsj.com Jim Mattis Says U.S. Isn't in Iraq to Take Its Oil Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as defense secretary, said he plans to assess the fight against Islamic State in the country but that the U.S. isn't there to take its oil. "I think all of us here in this room, all of us in America, have paid for our gas and oil all along and I'm sure that we will continue to do so in the future," Mr. Mattis told reporters. “We are not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil.”
"20.02.2017 09:00:25" wsj.com Italy's Ruling Party Faces Quandary as Renzi Steps Down as Party Leader Former prime minister resigns from party leadership two months after losing constitutional referendum. Italy's governing Democratic Party was locked in a fierce battle over the best way to pull the country's economy out of the doldrums and blunt the momentum of antiestablishment politicians.
"20.02.2017 08:30:19" wsj.com Theresa May to Meet Peugeot CEO Amid Concerns Over Vauxhall British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to meet Peugeot Chief Executive Carlos Tavares this week to discuss the French car maker's proposal to buy General Motors' Vauxhall unit, a U.K. government spokesman said. At the meeting, Theresa May will seek safeguards for Britain's car industry as she seeks to head off concerns that Britain's exit from the European Union will put the auto industry at risk.
"20.02.2017 07:30:15" wsj.com Kim Jong Nam Killing Caught on Video Chilling security footage has emerged of the killing of Kim Jong Nam last week, showing two attackers took less than three seconds to carry out the assault on the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Video shows two attackers carrying out an airport assault on the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
"20.02.2017 07:00:29" wsj.com Romanian Crisis Tests European Values Bucharest rejects any suggestion that its recent efforts to reform the penal code was a breach of European values. However, few inside or outside Romania are buying that. The EU bet that the formerly communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe could make the same transition to liberal democracy that southern European countries made in the 1980s. But recent events have called the wisdom of this gamble into question,
"20.02.2017 06:30:08" wsj.com Uber to Investigate Sexism, Harassment Claims Uber Technologies plans to investigate claims by a former engineer that the company failed to discipline a manager who mistreated female employees and ignored complaints of sexual harassment. Many workers in Silicon Valley have said tech companies aren't doing enough to promote women and minorities, or to stamp out misogyny and harassment.
"20.02.2017 06:30:05" wsj.com Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal on U.S. Extradition New Zealand High Court rules he and co-defendants can be extradited to face charges over file-sharing site Megaupload. Kim Dotcom and three co-defendants are subject to extradition to the U.S. to face charges over the file-sharing site Megaupload, New Zealand's High Court ruled, partly upholding a lower-court ruling. The next step is the Court of Appeal.
"20.02.2017 06:00:17" wsj.com The Key to Pandora's Subscription Hopes: Country Music As Pandora enters the competitive field of subscription streaming services, it is pinning its hopes on country-music lovers. Pandora has an edge with one relatively untapped fan base that has long been willing to pony up for tunes, albeit often in the form of CDs at Wal-Mart: country music lovers.
"20.02.2017 05:30:13" wsj.com Tension Flares on Afghan-Pakistan Border Following Terror Attacks Hostility has soared after Islamabad responded to a series of attacks at home with military operations that officials in Kabul say included firing rockets into Afghanistan. Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has soared after Islamabad responded to a series of attacks at home with military operations that officials in Kabul say included firing rockets into Afghan territory.
"20.02.2017 05:00:05" wsj.com Results in Ecuador Show Lenin Moreno Ahead in Presidential Election Results from Ecuador's presidential election showed that ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno won the most votes, but was still short of avoiding a second-round runoff. “We are going to win this battle,” said Lenín Moreno. “Have faith.”
"20.02.2017 04:30:23" wsj.com Pence Looks to Reassure Ukraine, Baltics of U.S. Support The U.S. vice president met European leaders amid questions about the Trump administration's Russia policy. Ukraine has seen an escalation in fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government troops in the eastern Donbas region.
"20.02.2017 04:00:07" wsj.com Wal-Mart's Big Box of Trouble From Amazon.com to Donald Trump to Warren Buffett, Wal-Mart Stores faces an uphill battle as it reports fourth-quarter earnings. Warren Buffett nearly bailing out of Wal-Mart Stores only adds to the big-box chain's list of concerns.
"20.02.2017 03:30:16" wsj.com 'The Walking Dead' Recap: Season 7, Episode 10, 'New Best Friends' Rick Grimes fights a terrifying zombie named Winslow, and possible budding alliances to fight the Saviors. Warning: this post contains spoilers.
"20.02.2017 03:05:19" wsj.com Rifts Among Southern Baptists Lead to Churches Withholding Funds A Texas megachurch, Prestonwood Baptist, is withholding its donations to the Southern Baptist Convention, a tangible sign of the internal struggle over the direction of the country's largest Protestant denomination. Prestonwood Baptist Church, a congregation of more than 40,000 outside Dallas, announced last week that it is placing $1 million in escrow, rather than sending the money to its umbrella organization.
"20.02.2017 02:33:29" wsj.com Three Military Men and a Diplomat: Trump's National Security Candidates President Donald Trump interviewed four candidates for the job of national security adviser Sunday, and may meet more on Monday, a White House spokeswoman said. Here's a detailed look at the four candidates Donald J. Trump met Sunday.
"20.02.2017 02:00:16" wsj.com Slum Fire Exposes Rodrigo Duterte's Battle With Poverty Thousands rebuild after a slum blaze that illustrates the challenge Manila faces in helping millions of citizens living precarious lives. Such tragedy is repeated with regularity in the Philippine capital, where enormous and tightly packed slum dwellings are unregulated.
"20.02.2017 01:30:13" blogs.wsj.com Trump's Defense Secretary: 'I Have No Issues With the Press' . Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he didn't have any problems with the press, even as his boss, President Donald Trump, has continued his attacks on the media.
"20.02.2017 01:00:39" wsj.com Tech Jobs, Cheaper Housing: The New Silicon Cities In search of more space and a slower pace, tech executives are skipping Silicon Valley and seeking out new locales from Oregon to Alabama. Tech jobs are multiplying across America, pulling executives and entrepreneurs away from Silicon Valley.
"20.02.2017 00:30:10" wsj.com Rifts Among Southern Baptists Lead to Churches Withholding Funds A Texas megachurch, Prestonwood Baptist, is withholding its donations to the Southern Baptist Convention, a tangible sign of the internal struggle over the direction of the country's largest Protestant denomination. The country's largest Protestant denomination has been roiled by tensions since the presidential race, when a split emerged between Southern Baptist leaders who opposed Donald Trump and others who backed him.
"20.02.2017 00:00:31" wsj.com The Only Man in New Orleans Being Forced to Eat Anthony Davis had been in New Orleans for years when his bosses came to him with a bizarre request: They wanted him to eat more. The New Orleans Pelicans wanted star Anthony Davis to gain weight. He did it by overcoming his fear of seafood.
"19.02.2017 23:20:06" wsj.com The Logic of Our Fear of Flying Why are we so afraid of getting in an airplane when, statistically, flying is so safe? A mathematical explanation. A mathematician offers advice for dealing with a fear of flying: "The absolute probability of dying in a plane crash is lower than that of dying while going about my normal earthbound life."
"19.02.2017 23:00:40" wsj.com How One Firm Lowered Its Open-Office Noise The din at Segment.io's office was making it hard for employees to get work done. So, the company launched an anti-distraction campaign. After launching their company launched an anti-distraction campaign, employees said they could concentrate 60% of the time at their desks.
"19.02.2017 22:40:06" wsj.com Wal-Mart's Big Box of Trouble Political turbulence, which already has taken a toll on Wal-Mart's shares, threatens to make business conditions more difficult. From Amazon.com to Donald Trump to Warren Buffett, Wal-Mart Stores faces an uphill battle as it reports fourth-quarter earnings.
"19.02.2017 22:20:05" wsj.com Trump's Former Campaign Chairman Thrust Back Under the Glare Mr. Manafort sits at the center of high-profile investigations into alleged links between Moscow and people in President Trump's orbit. The alleged ties to Russia that led Paul Manafort from Donald Trump's campaign have become liabilities again.
"19.02.2017 22:00:22" blogs.wsj.com Swedes Left Asking: What Happened in Sweden? Sweden has asked for an explanation to the U.S. State Department via its embassy. Some in Sweden spent the weekend poking fun at Donald Trump after the U.S. president suggested a major incident had just occurred in the Nordic country.
"19.02.2017 21:40:05" wsj.com China Halts Import of North Korean Coal Until End of Year Beijing's move comes after Pyongyang fired ballistic missile into Sea of Japan this month. China banned all coal imports from North Korea starting Sunday, a move that steps up a prohibition Beijing enacted last year and comes as recent actions by Pyongyang test relations between the two allies.
"19.02.2017 21:20:04" wsj.com Lindsey Graham Implores Congress to Pass Russia Sanctions Mr. Graham said he wanted President Trump to denounce Russia's alleged interference in the presidential election. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called on Congress to pass new sanctions against Russia following its alleged interference in the U.S. election.
"19.02.2017 21:00:52" wsj.com 'Buy America' Push Tests Steel Industry In the thicket of the federal bureaucracy, different parts of the U.S. government don't always agree on what “made in America” means. That has frustrated steel companies who own several large mills in the U.S. but whose products cannot be used in highway In a global economy built on international supply chains, "Buy American" is tougher than it sounds.
"19.02.2017 20:40:06" wsj.com India Begins Building on Its Citizens' Biometrics India Stack is touted as key to creating a “presence-less, paperless, cashless” society. India is offering the world's largest biometric-identity database for use by Indian companies and novice app developers—an opportunity that excites fans of cyber transactions but worries privacy advocates.
"19.02.2017 20:20:07" blogs.wsj.com Trump Staff Chief Extends White House Attack on Media Mr. Trump's anti-media rhetoric drew a rebuke from Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain during an appearance on NBC's “Meet the Press.” Reince Priebus extended the White House campaign against the American media Sunday, engaging in testy, sometimes hostile shouting matches with news talk-show hosts, and calling reporting on the administration “total garbage.”
"19.02.2017 20:00:57" wsj.com Forget About Dabbing—Everyone Is Doing the 'Salt Bae' Videos of a passionate Turkish butcher salting a steak with his signature 'cobra' move have spawned thousands of copycats—and made him an international food celebrity. SaltBae says he perfected his signature cobra move about a year ago. Now he's dealing with the pressures of internet fame.
"19.02.2017 19:40:07" wsj.com SpaceX Launches Its First Rocket From Iconic Florida Pad After liftoff, government space officials said the capsule's solar arrays had deployed right on schedule. SpaceX successfully launched a cargo capsule into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center pad from which Apollo 11 took off and which served as home base for the space shuttle.
"19.02.2017 19:30:05" wsj.com Decision in Detroit: Soccer Stadium, or Jail Dan Gilbert, the billionaire founder of Quicken Loans and a Motown native, has a vision for the county jail site. A bid to bring Major League Soccer to Motown depends largely on a developer's vision for the "fail jail," a half-built eyesore in Detroit's reviving downtown
"19.02.2017 19:20:08" wsj.com Kraft Heinz Withdraws $143 Billion Offer for Unilever Kraft said it “has amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal.” Kraft Heinz dropped its $143-billion offer for rival Unilever, just a little more than 48 hours after making an audacious bid to combine two of the world's biggest packaged-food companies.
"19.02.2017 19:00:23" wsj.com The TV Is Hard to Hear—but You Can Fix That Why dialogue is often hard to hear on flat-screen TVs, and how you can fix it: Geoffrey A. Fowler shares adjustments and accessories that can help you and family members watch in peace. Many TV makers treat sound as an afterthought in their quest to make ever-thinner screens.
"19.02.2017 18:40:34" wsj.com Trump Administration Considers Change in Calculating U.S. Trade Deficit Tweak in counting exports could bolster president's case for redoing Nafta, other trade deals. The shift on counting exports would make the U.S. trade gap appear larger than it had in past years, which could give the Trump administration ammunition in arguing that trade deals need to be renegotiated.
"19.02.2017 18:20:06" wsj.com A Friend and Former Business Partner Speaks Out Against Donald Trump Jorge Pérez, a longtime friend of Mr. Trump, is renown in south Florida for helping to shape Miami's skyline. A billionaire real-estate developer is breaking with Donald Trump over the president's immigration policies and stance toward Mexico, the latest high-profile businessman to publicly criticize the administration.
"19.02.2017 18:00:59" wsj.com When Children Beat Adults at Seeing the World Adults see more of the world than children do, right? Not always. Alison Gopnik on new experiments showing children of 4 and 5 paying more attention than adults. Children are bad at not paying attention. They don't screen out the world as grown-ups do.
"19.02.2017 17:40:04" wsj.com A Friend and Former Business Partner Speaks Out Against Donald Trump A billionaire real-estate developer is breaking with Donald Trump over the president's immigration policies and stance toward Mexico, the latest high-profile businessman to publicly criticize the administration. Real-estate developer Jorge Pérez says a border wall with Mexico would be "immoral."
"19.02.2017 17:20:05" wsj.com For Generation Z, 'Live Chilling' Replaces Hanging Out in Person Teens have been hanging out online for 20 years, but in 2017 they're doing it on group video chat apps. For Generation Z, 'live chilling' replaces hanging out in person. Teens are finding their friends via video chat, in apps such as Houseparty, Fam and Kik, writes Christopher Mims.
"19.02.2017 17:00:55" wsj.com Even the SAT Has Become Political Trip Apley writes that a question on the SAT asked him to identify the arguments in an article from a liberal media source. Perhaps the standardized test should follow dinner etiquette and stay away from controversial topics such as religion, politics and "Maybe the SAT essay should follow the rule of topics that are appropriate for dinner conversation: no religion, politics or sex." via WSJ Opinion
"19.02.2017 16:40:02" wsj.com In Marshall, Va., Support for Donald Trump Hasn't Wavered Residents are hopeful that president will follow through on his campaign promises. Fauquier County, home to Marshall, is a growing area, with a higher-than-average population of college graduates. Support for Mr. Trump here is one signal that the president is holding his political base.
"19.02.2017 16:20:07" wsj.com Decision in Detroit: Soccer Stadium, or Jail A look at the plan to knock down the Detroit 'fail jail' and build a Major League Soccer stadium, led by billionaire developer Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Behind the "fail jail," Detroit's infamous eyesore, is a bid to bring pro soccer to Motown.
"19.02.2017 15:59:51" wsj.com Stop Freaking Out About Body Fat We often think of fat as unhealthy excess storage, but it's actually a vital organ. Fat is a vital organ that our bodies work hard to protect—so instead of battling fat, we should focus on maintaining a healthy level of it.
"19.02.2017 15:27:50" wsj.com A Friend and Former Business Partner Speaks Out Against Donald Trump A billionaire real-estate developer is breaking with Donald Trump over the president's immigration policies and stance toward Mexico, the latest high-profile businessman to publicly criticize the administration. "I told him I thought the wall was immoral and it wouldn't achieve the goals he wanted to achieve."
"19.02.2017 15:00:54" wsj.com Octavia Spencer in the Spotlight The Oscar-nominated actress discusses her role in the film “Hidden Figures,” diversity at the Academy Awards and why she's been cast as a nurse 16 times. “My job is not to fixate on the 'why' ” behind the lack of diversity, Octavia Spencer says, “but more so on the 'how I can change that.' ”
"19.02.2017 14:30:20" wsj.com Decision in Detroit: Soccer Stadium, or Jail A look at the plan to knock down the Detroit 'fail jail' and build a Major League Soccer stadium, led by billionaire developer Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Dan Gilbert, the billionaire founder of Quicken Loans and a Motown native, has a vision for the site of a partially-built jail in downtown Detroit. He wants to knock down the structure and build a Major League Soccer stadium, the centerpiece of a $1
"19.02.2017 14:01:07" wsj.com A Portrait of Vermeer
As One of the Boys A new exhibit at the Louvre shows the Dutch painter as part of a dense network of painters cribbing from and riffing off each other A new exhibition opening in Paris and traveling on to Washington, D.C. reintroduces Vermeer as part of a dense network of painters cribbing from and riffing off each other.
"19.02.2017 13:30:21" wsj.com Lift 100 Tons in Day? Sure, Why Not? A weightlifting challenge at a San Antonio military base turns out to be intense but not impossible. What's the secret to lifting 100 tons of weights in one day?
"19.02.2017 12:30:17" wsj.com Slum Fire Exposes Philippine Battle With Poverty Thousands rebuild after a slum blaze that illustrates the challenge Manila faces in helping millions of citizens living precarious lives. Will Duterte's improvement plans for the Philippines put out the massive slum fires that regularly burn out thousands?
"19.02.2017 10:40:05" wsj.com Four More North Korean Suspects Sought Over Kim Jong Nam Killing Malaysia Police said that four North Korean suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's older half brother left the country on the day of the incident. Four suspects in the killing of Kim Jong Un's older half brother left Malaysia on the day of the incident, police said.
"19.02.2017 09:00:44" wsj.com China Moves to Keep Its Deadly Opioids Out of U.S. Washington had urged Beijing to help it combat a growing problem. China moved to stem its flow of deadly drugs to the U.S., adding four lethal heroin-like narcotics to a list of controlled substances after Washington had urged it to help combat a growing opioid epidemic.
"19.02.2017 07:00:32" blogs.wsj.com Four Charts Showing How Indians Could Be Among the Worst Hit if Trump Tightens Borders President Donald Trump has tried to ban people from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and has begun deportation raids, following through on his campaign promise to creating a more cautious, less open America. Here are four charts These charts show how Indians could be among the worst hit if Donald J. Trump tightens borders.
"19.02.2017 06:00:18" blogs.wsj.com India Breaks Record for Launching Most Satellites From Single Rocket India's space agency on Wednesday reached a new milestone by launching a record 104 satellites using a single rocket. India launched 104 satellites in one go.
"19.02.2017 05:30:12" wsj.com Battle for Mosul Resumes, Says Iraqi Prime Minister Iraqi security forces launched a ground offensive to retake the western side of Mosul from Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and military officials said. “A new dawn has emerged, the dawn of the big victory,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.
"19.02.2017 05:00:36" wsj.com Killing of Kim Jong Un's Brother Intrigues North Korea's Estranged Ally China The killing in a Malaysian airport of Kim Jong Nam, who spent time both in Beijing and Macau, stirred speculation among China's social-media users and a muted official reaction. Speculation churns in China, which is said to have sheltered Kim Jong Nam before his demise.
"19.02.2017 04:00:19" wsj.com California's Dams Set to Face New Stress Tests With more rains headed in over the next several days, California's overburdened dam system faces a new stress test after a near disaster at Lake Oroville last weekend raised questions about the health of the state's extensive network of reservoirs. With more rains headed in, California's overburdened dam system faces a new stress test after a near disaster at Lake Oroville last weekend raised questions about the health of the extensive network of reservoirs.
"19.02.2017 03:30:21" wsj.com Donald Trump Ramps Up Media Attacks at Raucous Florida Rally With a made-for-TV entrance descending Air Force One, followed by attacks on the news media and Washington establishment that were trademarks of his campaign, President Donald Trump launched a broadside against his critics in front of thousands of the With a made-for-TV entrance followed by attacks on the media and Washington establishment, President Trump launched a broadside against his critics in front of thousands of the supporters who sent him to the White House.
"19.02.2017 03:00:24" wsj.com U.S. Proposal Considers Prosecuting Parents Helping Children Entering Country Illegally A draft memo from the Department of Homeland Security also says those trying to cross the border illegally could be returned to Mexico to await legal proceedings, with others held in detention centers while awaiting hearings. Parents and others who help children travel illegally to the U.S. would be subject to deportation or prosecution under new Trump administration policies being completed, according to a memo prepared by the Department of Homeland Security.
"19.02.2017 02:30:09" wsj.com Book Review: When America Opened Its Doors Kathleen DuVal reviews “American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution” by A. Roger Ekirch. “American Sanctuary” shows that the founders saw refugees as the ideal citizens for a republic: Having fled tyranny, they would be a bulwark against it.
"19.02.2017 02:00:21" graphics.wsj.com The vaccine race—and 20 other books to read this week. Book Reviews from The Wall Street Journal The ugly history of a vaccine; when America opened its doors; the heroism of old age; the death of an all-American town; rebooting the Big Bang and much more in this weekend's book review.
"19.02.2017 01:30:08" wsj.com White House Fires Security Aide for Criticizing Trump Administration Craig Deare, the senior director of Western Hemisphere affairs for the National Security Council, reportedly made the negative comments at a small gathering at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The White House dismissed a senior National Security Council aide after he criticized President Trump and administration officials, the latest problem for the president as he struggles to assemble a security team.
"19.02.2017 01:00:41" wsj.com U.S. Authorities Pressed China for Action on Deadly Opioid China's crackdown on an extremely potent synthetic narcotic came amid pressure from U.S. authorities and evidence linking it to hundreds of U.S. overdose deaths since it first emerged in Ohio in July. The drug, carfentanil, has been connected to at least 700 fatalities in states including Ohio, Michigan and Florida.
"19.02.2017 00:30:23" wsj.com How Bill Walton's Son Nate Made $1 Billion In The Oil Patch Nate Walton, son of famed hoopster and broadcaster Bill Walton and a private-equity partner at Ares Management, orchestrated one of the most successful shale deals in recent years, expected to net more than a $1 billion within a year. Nate Walton, the 6-foot-7-inch son of basketball great Bill Walton and older brother of Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton, was born to star on the hardwood. Instead, the former Princeton University basketball captain is winning in high finance.
"19.02.2017 00:00:49" wsj.com The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Owners Even though the 1950s are remembered as the era of cookie-cutter conformity, some young couples were bold enough to have the world's most famous architect design houses specifically for them. Now just five of these homes remain in original hands Only five Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes are still owned by the people for whom they were originally built.
"18.02.2017 23:30:06" wsj.com Trump to Interview Four Security Adviser Candidates on Sunday The president—who is spending the weekend in Florida—will speak with Army strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, acting National Security Adviser Keith Kellogg and U.S. Military Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. President Trump will interview Army strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, acting National Security Adviser Keith Kellogg and U.S. Military Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen.
"18.02.2017 23:01:08" wsj.com Subway Janitor by Night, Novelist by Day Enrique Ferrari, a subway janitor in Buenos Aires, is drawing global acclaim as a writer of noir thrillers “While I'm mopping, my head is often thinking about how to make my novels work.”
"18.02.2017 22:30:22" wsj.com Norma McCorvey, Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, Dies at 69 Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion, dies at 69. Norma McCorvey, more famously known as “Jane Roe,” later became an evangelical Christian and joined the antiabortion movement.
"18.02.2017 22:00:59" wsj.com For the Blind, an Actual-Reality Headset A visor from eSight that allows legally blind people to see is no longer Star Trek fiction. Leaps in augmented-reality technology are being used to help people with severely low vision gain back enough sight to function, and then some. The visor that allows legally blind people to see is no longer Star Trek fiction.
"18.02.2017 21:01:41" wsj.com With $15 Left in the Bank, a Baby Boomer Makes Peace With Less Facing relatively small savings and five times more debt than previous generations, many new retirees are making fundamental lifestyle changes. 65-to-74 year-olds have more than five times the borrowing obligations Americans their age held two decades ago.
"18.02.2017 20:20:04" wsj.com I Hated Spinning. Then I Spun Thanks to SoulCycle and other spinning franchises, riding a stationary bike indoors has become an out-of-this-world art form. Spinning skeptic Jason Gay took seven classes in seven days. Here's the tale of his conversion. Jason Gay tried 7 different spinning classes in 7 days.
"18.02.2017 19:52:58" wsj.com Pence Backs NATO; Russian Official Touts a New World Order Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. would be unwavering in its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but demanded that Europe step up its defense spending. Separately, a Russian minister spoke of a 'post-West world order.' At a meeting attended by Vice President Mike Pence, a Russian minister spoke of a 'post-West world order.'
"18.02.2017 19:01:11" wsj.com Is Your Attention Span Shorter Than a Goldfish's? Test your attention span. Popular accounts claiming the average person's attention span has dwindled to 8 seconds—shorter, supposedly, than a goldfish—aren't corroborated by science. Experts say the ability of healthy adults to pay attention hasn't diminished.
"18.02.2017 18:30:20" wsj.com The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Owners These young couples were bold enough to have the world's most famous architect design houses specifically for them. Now just five of these homes remain in original hands. Gerte and Seamour Shavin were sure the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright would be too busy to design a house for them. So they wrote a letter, in 1949, asking him to recommend a good architect. Wright responded, "The best one I know is myself."
"18.02.2017 18:14:42" wsj.com Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Would Cover Seven Countries From Prior Order A current draft of President Donald Trump's replacement executive order on immigration and refugees shows that the administration would try to keep temporary travel restrictions on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, but would reverse the A current draft of President Trump's replacement executive order on immigration and refugees shows that the administration would try to keep temporary travel restrictions on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
"18.02.2017 18:00:54" wsj.com Instagram Seeks Engineering Staff—From Wall Street Photo-sharing app plans to double its engineering staff in New York this year to 150 people. Instagram is looking for "recovering quants" from hedge funds or investment banks.
"18.02.2017 17:30:17" wsj.com Trump Can't Build a Border Wall Without the Real Estate Evan Siegfried writes that Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall would require massive, not to mention expensive, use of eminent domain. President Trump fails to take into account the major hurdle the wall faces: eminent domain. via WSJ Opinion
"18.02.2017 16:59:07" wsj.com Family of Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Killing Says She Shot Prank Videos The family of Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian woman arrested for her alleged role in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, said she had told them she had been shooting prank-style videos with a Japanese producer, including one in Jakarta in January. From prank-video actress to alleged international assassin.
"18.02.2017 16:40:29" wsj.com SpaceX Scrubs Capsule Launch Seconds Before Liftoff Space Exploration Technologies scrubbed the launch of an unmanned capsule destined for the international space station on Saturday, 10 seconds before scheduled liftoff in Florida. Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies hopes to get back on track on Sunday after suffering another setback
"18.02.2017 16:00:45" wsj.com As AP Tests Gain Popularity, Some Colleges Push Back For many students, the exams offer a cost-effective way to get college credits, potentially shortening the length of time it takes to earn a degree. More high-school students are taking Advanced Placement exams than ever—just as some schools are reconsidering how much credit to give them.
"18.02.2017 15:01:01" wsj.com Obit: The Man Who Turned Coach Into a Household Name Today, Coach Inc. is a global fashion and accessories brand, with $4.5 billion in sales. After World War II, Miles Cahn went to work for a small manufacturer of men's wallets and other leather goods. He spent the next 15 years wondering if he had made a mistake.
"18.02.2017 14:01:16" wsj.com Teens Make a Fortune Selling Their Clothes Online “Teens have become masters of value manipulation ... they are highly skilled at marketing, not only themselves, but also the items they resell.” Kaimi Quipotla recently sold a $10 pair of jeans for $75 after cutting off the legs, dyeing them acid-wash pink, fraying the hems and decorating them with studs.
"18.02.2017 13:05:50" How to Clean Your Dirty, Disgusting Smartphone Your smartphone can have more germs than a toilet seat. Here's how to really clean your germ-infested iPhone or Android.
"18.02.2017 12:30:23" wsj.com Trump Golf Course Opens in Dubai Developer Hussain Sajwani's Damac Properties is officially launching the Trump International Golf Club on Saturday, placing the most high-profile bet on the president's name in the Arab world. When developer Hussain Sajwani decided to build a course ringed with luxury housing and adorned with a glitzy clubhouse in the Dubai desert, only one person came to mind.
"18.02.2017 10:01:08" wsj.com Mike Pence Says U.S. Backs NATO but Asks Europe to Boost Military Spending Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. would be unwavering in its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but demanded that Europe step up its defense spending. The vice president said he was bringing a message from President Donald Trump, promising Europe that the U.S. would be “your greatest ally.”
"18.02.2017 09:30:46" wsj.com How to Safely Clean Your Dirty, Disgusting Smartphone That smartphone in your hand? Oh, it just has 10x more germs per square inch than a public toilet seat. You should give your phone a good cleaning at least once a week. Grab some of these household items and clean your phone the safe way. The answer isn't rubbing it on your dirty pants or using a tissue ...
"18.02.2017 09:01:23" wsj.com Malaysia, North Korea Ties Run Deep The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia puts a spotlight on a U.S. ally that has emerged in recent years as a playground for North Koreans and a venue for unofficial talks between Washington and Pyongyang. Unlike America, Japan and South Korea, Malaysia generally has reasonably friendly relations with North Korea, giving citizens of the isolated nation a chance to mix with the outside world.
"18.02.2017 08:00:13" wsj.com Europe at the Crossroads James Traub reviews “Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union” by Guy Verhofstadt and “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age” by James Kirchick. What does the future of the Continent look like? Two authors have very different ideas.
"18.02.2017 07:00:19" wsj.com It's Not Just Hollywood: Bollywood Tries Social Activism to Fix India's Currency Jam Actors have pledged their support as the country contends with fallout from voiding most of its currency notes. They are fighting a wave of grimly comic videos, cheeky tweets and songs that mock the enterprise, which has created a shortage of cash that “Going cashless is the new cool,” tweeted starlet Sunny Leone.
"18.02.2017 06:34:56" wsj.com The Mystery of Kim Jong Nam There are no signs that Kim Jong Nam harbored ambitions to return to North Korea or had encouraged the overthrow of the current regime. Yet he could never escape the assumption by many outsiders that if his half-brother's dictatorship was deposed, he He could never escape the assumption by many outsiders that if his half-brother's dictatorship was deposed, he could be tapped to lead a transition to a free, democratic North Korea.
"18.02.2017 05:00:52" wsj.com Here's One Industry Where the U.S. Is Already Catching China—Fertilizers Low gas prices are the key factor in a surge in U.S. fertilizer output. While President Donald Trump vows to reinvigorate struggling American industries and regain ground lost to rivals like China, the process is already under way in the U.S.'s booming fertilizer industry.
"18.02.2017 04:28:07" wsj.com Man With North Korean Passport Arrested in Connection With Killing of Kim Jong Nam Malaysian police have arrested a man holding a North Korean passport in connection with the killing this week of Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “We are searching for a few more,” Selangor Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat said.
"18.02.2017 04:00:06" wsj.com How to Get the Benefits of Fasting With Less Deprivation New research finds that reducing caloric intake for five days a month, but not fully stopping to eat, can improve metabolic markers associated with aging and diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular illness. What if you could trick your body into thinking it was fasting, receive the health benefits associated with calorie-restriction, but never actually stop eating?
"18.02.2017 03:00:40" wsj.com Cash Ban Spotlights India's Digital Divide India's sudden ban on its largest bank notes late last year has ignited a boom in digital payments, but for some, the dawn of a digital era has created only trouble. Photo: Gabriele Parussini India's sudden ban on its largest bank notes late last year has ignited a boom in digital payments, but for some, the dawn of a digital era has created only trouble.
"18.02.2017 02:30:28" wsj.com Vladimir Putin's Political Meddling Revives Old KGB Tactics Russia is returning to the playbook of the Cold War in its covert efforts to interfere with elections in the West The Kremlin's efforts to interfere with the presidential campaign—designed to help elect Donald Trump, according to the consensus view of the U.S. intelligence community—aren't so new. In fact, they are a revival of Soviet covert behavior that dates back
"18.02.2017 02:01:05" wsj.com Immigrant 'Dreamer' Case May Be Heard Next Week A Mexican immigrant who is a beneficiary of the Obama administration program known as DACA will remain in detention until an immigration judge hears his case as early as next week, his attorneys said Friday. Daniel Ramirez Medina's case is considered an early test of how the Trump administration will treat beneficiaries of the DACA program, which protects eligible young undocumented adults from deportation and gives them work authorization.
"18.02.2017 01:30:13" wsj.com Cruise Lines Woo the Never-Cruisers Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival, says the answer is technology and exceeding expectations. When travelers plan vacations, most of them don't consider a cruise. Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival, wants to change that.
"18.02.2017 01:00:29" wsj.com Trump and Candidates for National Security Adviser Spar Over Staffing President Donald Trump won't guarantee that his next national security adviser will have full control over staffing and process, a move that is shortening the list of people willing to take the job. President Donald Trump won't guarantee that his next national security adviser will have full control over staffing and process, a move that is shortening the list of people willing to take the job.
"18.02.2017 00:00:20" wsj.com Florida's Space Coast Is Filling the 'Crater' Left by NASA The planned launch of a rocket by SpaceX marks a milestone in the Space Coast's rebirth as a more-diverse aerospace economy. The rebirth of launch pad 39a illustrates the economic rebound of Florida's Space Coast as it transitions to a more-diverse aerospace economy from one powered by government investment dating back to JFK.
"17.02.2017 23:40:05" wsj.com Donald Trump Praises Boeing, Suggests More Plane Purchases Coming President Donald Trump heaped praise on Boeing and suggested the U.S. government could increase its business with the aerospace company as he delivered an economic-themed speech that had many campaign trail overtones. “That is one beautiful airplane. Congratulations to the men and women here who have built it. What an amazing piece of art. What an amazing piece of work.”
"17.02.2017 23:20:10" wsj.com A New Spin on 'In Like Flynn' Mike Flynn's resignation as national security adviser brought headlines recalling the phrase “In Like Flynn.” Ben Zimmer on where the phrase comes from. When Mike Flynn suddenly resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, many headline writers went with “Out Like Flynn.” But where did the phrase come from? Who was Flynn, and why was he in?
"17.02.2017 23:00:08" wsj.com Dianne Feinstein Pushes for Reform in Sexual-Abuse Reporting in Sports U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would push for federal requirements for USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to immediately turn over reports of sexual abuse to law enforcement or face criminal penalties. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would push for federal requirements for USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to immediately turn over reports of sexual abuse to law enforcement or face criminal penalties.
"17.02.2017 22:40:04" wsj.com 'Big Little Lies' Review: Where the Victim Is a Mystery HBO's 'Big Little Lies,' starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and produced by David E. Kelley, is delicious trash—not just a whodunit but a who-dun-it-to-whom This darkly comic HBO miniseries, starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, is delicious trash, John Anderson writes.
"17.02.2017 22:20:08" wsj.com Pentagon Chief Tries to Soothe a Jittery Europe 'When it comes to security, no one goes their own way in this world,' Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells a security conference in Munich. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivered a message of reassurance to Europe, saying the world runs better if nations work together as he sought to allay confusion among allies about President Donald Trump's intentions abroad.
"17.02.2017 22:00:02" wsj.com Trump Believes Consumer-Watchdog Agency 'Unaccountable': Spokesperson President Donald Trump believes the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau makes the agency “unaccountable” to the American people, according to a White House spokesperson, weighing in for the first time in the debate about the future of President Trump believes the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau makes the agency “unaccountable” to the American people, according to a spokesperson.
"17.02.2017 21:40:10" wsj.com Kraft's Unilever Bid Faces Likely Scrutiny in Europe Antitrust regulators in Europe are likely to give any deal between Unilever and Kraft a close review. Antitrust regulators in Europe are likely to give any deal between Unilever and Kraft a close review. The offer could raise complicated political issues.
"17.02.2017 21:20:06" wsj.com The White House Needs an Injection of Calm Declarations columnist Peggy Noonan writes that Trump is an unusual character. He'd benefit if his staff included some conventional ones. "White Houses, which are always dramatic places that deal with daily crises, don't need more drama. They need systems, order, process, calm. They need clear lines of authority and responsibility." via WSJ Opinion
"17.02.2017 21:00:32" The TV Is Hard to Hear—but You Can Fix That Having a hard time hearing your TV? It isn't entirely your fault. Here's how to fix it: http://on.wsj.com/2lTxIdP
"17.02.2017 20:40:08" wsj.com The Mystery of Kim Jong Nam There are no signs that Kim Jong Nam harbored ambitions to return to North Korea or had encouraged the overthrow of the current regime. Yet he could never escape the assumption by many outsiders that if his half-brother's dictatorship was deposed, he Kim Jong Nam, the slain onetime presumed heir to North Korea's dictatorship, didn't fit the template of an exiled plotter with designs on the regime. Even so, his existence provided ample food for conspiracy theories abroad and paranoia in Pyongyang.
"17.02.2017 20:20:10" wsj.com Octavia Spencer in the Spotlight The Oscar-nominated actress discusses her role in the film “Hidden Figures,” diversity at the Academy Awards and why she's been cast as a nurse 16 times. When Ms. Spencer first read the script for “Hidden Figures,” she hadn't heard about the black female mathematicians who had worked on the space program and assumed the story was historical fiction. “When I found out it was real, I felt that much more
"17.02.2017 20:00:45" blogs.wsj.com Warren Buffett's Potential $43 Billion Role in Unilever-Kraft If Kraft Heinz Co. and Unilever PLC reach a deal to combine, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could be on the hook for at least $43 billion--and possibly much more. Warren Buffett's participation in the earlier merger of Heinz and Kraft Foods provides a guide for how his Berkshire Hathaway could team up with Brazilian private-equity firm 3G Capital Partners to pull off a Kraft-Unilever combination.
"17.02.2017 20:00:34" wsj.com Stop Freaking Out About Body Fat We often think of fat as unhealthy excess storage, but it's actually a vital organ. Fat is a vital organ that our bodies work hard to protect—so instead of battling fat, we should focus on maintaining a healthy level of it.
"17.02.2017 19:55:25" wsj.com Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb One of the largest U.S. apartment landlords has filed civil lawsuits in California and Florida against short-term rental website Airbnb, alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions A company that owns or manages roughly 50,000 apartments across the U.S. is suing Airbnb, alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions for other tenants.
"17.02.2017 19:20:14" wsj.com Kraft Heinz Needs a Deal, But Can It Really Afford Unilever? Even at the lowball price Kraft Heinz has offered, buying soap-to-soup giant Unilever would stretch its balance sheet to its limits. But the U.S. food group needs a deal. Even at the lowball price Kraft Heinz has offered, buying soap-to-soup giant Unilever would stretch its balance sheet to its limits. That said, the U.S. food group needs a deal.
"17.02.2017 19:00:45" wsj.com Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people
"17.02.2017 18:41:19" wsj.com Scott Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Chief by the Senate The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to be President Donald Trump's administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency—by a 52-46 vote—in a move that will set in motion a rollback of Obama-era climate and environmental regulations. Scott Pruitt, who was confirmed Friday as EPA head in a 52-46 vote, faced opposition from most Democrats, who said the nominee didn't sufficiently satisfy their concerns about his connections to fossil-fuel companies in Oklahoma.
"17.02.2017 18:37:24" wsj.com North Korea Says It Will Reject Malaysia's Autopsy Results North Korea said it will reject the results of a postmortem examination conducted by Malaysia on one of its citizens who died in Kuala Lumpur this week. North Korea said it will reject the results of a postmortem examination conducted by Malaysia on one of its citizens who died in Kuala Lumpur this week--without mentioning Kim Jong Nam by name.
"17.02.2017 17:55:32" wsj.com Petraeus Says National Security Adviser Should Hire Own Staff Former CIA director David Petraeus said anyone considering the national security adviser job in the Trump administration should have control over personnel and the White House would commit to a disciplined process of crafting security policy. Former CIA director David Petraeus said anyone considering the national security adviser job in the Trump administration should have control over personnel and the White House would commit to a disciplined process of crafting security policy. Mr.
"17.02.2017 17:40:10" wsj.com Protecting Young Athletes from Abuse Former Olympic swimmer Katherine Starr aims to prevent misconduct of all kinds in youth sports. Former Olympic swimmer Katherine Starr works to protect young athletes from all kinds of abuse.
"17.02.2017 17:20:08" wsj.com Hurdles Mount for Saudi Aramco's IPO Complications restructuring Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company and disentangling its finances from those of the government are slowing the march toward what is expected to be the biggest initial public offering in history. Complications restructuring Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company and disentangling its finances from those of the government are slowing the march toward what is expected to be the biggest IPO in history.
"17.02.2017 17:13:07" wsj.com Communities Built on Faith Longing to lead more religious lives—and wary of the wider culture—a growing number of traditional Christians are creating their own small communities. Feeling besieged by secular society, some Christians in the U.S. are taking refuge in special communities clustered around churches and monasteries, where faith forms the backbone of daily life.
"17.02.2017 16:42:02" wsj.com How to Safely Clean Your Dirty, Disgusting Smartphone That smartphone in your hand? Oh, it just has 10x more germs per square inch than a public toilet seat. You should give your phone a good cleaning at least once a week. Grab some of these household items and clean your phone the safe way. Give your phone a good cleaning at least once a week—if not more during cold and flu season. And that means more than rubbing it on a pants leg.
"17.02.2017 16:40:08" wsj.com Warren Buffett Lists Longtime Laguna Beach Home for $11 Million Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said he used the Laguna Beach home, purchased in 1971 for $150,000, as a family retreat. The three-level house has an all-white exterior. It spans about 3,600 square feet, and a family room has a large deck with ocean views. Warren Buffett said he remodeled the house several times over the years.
"17.02.2017 16:30:49" wsj.com Sending Bitmojis to Co-Workers—What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The messaging fad, popular with teens and young adults, uses a cartoon-like version of the sender, and its seeping into office life; how to convey a 'food coma' Maybe those little personalized cartoons are best left to the kids.
"17.02.2017 16:20:05" wsj.com Tillerson Urges China to Confront North Korean Provocations Meeting with China's foreign minister on the sidelines of a G-20 meeting in Bonn, the new U.S. secretary of State says Beijing should 'use all available tools' to pressure Pyongyang following its latest missile test. A meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi came nearly a week after North Korea conducted a missile test into the Sea of Japan.
"17.02.2017 16:00:23" wsj.com Want to Be a CEO? It Helps to Look the Part New research suggests having a 'look' of competence is important in becoming a CEO Research from a trio of Duke University professors asked more than 2,000 study participants to look at photos of faces and rate the images based on how competent the person depicted appeared to be.
"17.02.2017 15:40:05" wsj.com An Otherworldly Helicopter Safari in Kenya "I ran barefoot from the chopper across the hot caviar-colored sand and into the warm alkaline waters." Adventurous women have long been winging it in Kenya. Following their lead, a first-time visitor takes her own joy ride, a helicopter tour of the country's most rugged and remote region.
"17.02.2017 15:20:07" wsj.com Mike Flynn One of Many With Russian Ties Surrounding President Donald Trump A number of the president's business and political associates are connected to Russia Mike Flynn's resignation as President Donald Trump's national security adviser is the latest chapter in a long-running story about the ties between the president and Russia. Here is a look at people close to the president with direct or indirect
"17.02.2017 15:00:42" wsj.com Is Your Attention Span Shorter Than a Goldfish's? Test your attention span. Popular accounts claiming the average person's attention span has dwindled to 8 seconds—shorter, supposedly, than a goldfish—aren't corroborated by science. Attention, everyone—you need to focus. And, frankly, it shouldn't be difficult.
"17.02.2017 14:40:02" wsj.com GOP May Trim Tax Break for Employer-Backed Insurance House Republicans, looking for ways to pay for their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, are considering changing the special tax treatment for employer-provided health benefits. Capping how much of employees' health benefits can be shielded from income and payroll taxes could offset the cost of an emerging health plan.
"17.02.2017 14:20:09" wsj.com A New Spin on 'In Like Flynn' Mike Flynn's resignation as national security adviser brought headlines recalling the phrase “In Like Flynn.” Ben Zimmer on where the phrase comes from. Mike Flynn's resignation as national security adviser brought headlines recalling the phrase “In Like Flynn.”
"17.02.2017 14:00:53" wsj.com As Tax Debate Heats Up, Lawmakers Struggle to Think of a Plan B Despite widespread criticism, border adjustment isn't dead, and that is partly because Republicans haven't developed palatable alternatives that avoid huge budget deficits or prevent the corporate tax base from fleeing abroad. An uncomfortable question looms over the tax debate in Congress: What's Plan B?
"17.02.2017 13:40:10" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. Today's top stories: Gerard Baker on on Trump's freewheeling press conference and more.
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"17.02.2017 13:20:05" wsj.com BeatsX Review: If Apple's AirPods Aren't Your Thing The Apple-designed wireless earbuds connect easily to iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches and are comfortable to wear, says Nathan Olivarez-Giles. The BeatsX earphones are the latest attempt by Apple to nudge us into a wire-free future. They're also the most convincing, thanks to a smart design that feels just as at home in the gym as it does at the office.
"17.02.2017 13:00:40" Baby Boomers' Debt America's 75 million baby boomers have piled up five times the debt of previous generations: http://on.wsj.com/2loUOrM
"17.02.2017 12:56:51" wsj.com Kraft Proposes Deal to Merge With Unilever Shares of Kraft Heinz rose 4.6% premarket in New York. London-listed Unilever shares were trading 12% higher. A merger would would bring together some of the best-known consumer-facing brands in the world.
"17.02.2017 12:08:11" wsj.com From Hardwood to Wall Street: A Hoops Legend's Son Slam Dunks an Oil Deal The sale of Clayton Williams was part of a run that has lifted Ares shares 80% over the last year Nate Walton, son of famed hoopster and broadcaster Bill Walton and a private-equity partner at Ares Management, orchestrated one of the most successful shale deals in recent years, expected to net more than a $1 billion within a year.
"17.02.2017 11:15:07" wsj.com For Winning Bets in Europe, Look to China European stocks most closely correlated to the Chinese economy have fared 30% better than the overall market over the past year Europe's economy is gaining strength, but its rallying stock markets may say as much about momentum in China. Shares of European companies with the tightest links to the Chinese economy have significantly outperformed their peers.
"17.02.2017 10:37:36" wsj.com Worst Gasoline Glut in 27 Years Could be Oil Rally's Nemesis Storage levels swelled last week to 259 million barrels, the highest in EIA records dating to 1990 A gasoline glut brought on by drivers buying less at filling stations is emerging as one of the biggest threats to the yearlong oil-price rally.
"17.02.2017 09:30:21" wsj.com Hanjin Shipping Is Declared Bankrupt A South Korean court on Friday pulled the plug on Hanjin Shipping Co., declaring it bankrupt and ordering the liquidation of a company that has led the country's shipping industry for the past four decades. “I still can't believe Hanjin has gone.” said a former Hanjin official. “It was like a second home to me.”
"17.02.2017 09:05:41" wsj.com Who's Sucking Up All the World's Safest Bonds? Tightening regulation is causing a dearth of safe assets, with clearinghouses at the center of the issue The world is running out of safe financial assets. One reason may be regulators' push to make trading safer.
"17.02.2017 09:00:25" wsj.com Sony Unit to Join Battery Suppliers for New Samsung Phone Adding a third battery supplier for the next flagship smartphone is part of Samsung's efforts to avoid a repeat of last year's disastrous product safety recall. Samsung will add a third battery supplier for its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to avoid a repeat of last year's disastrous product safety recall.
"17.02.2017 08:30:09" wsj.com China Imposing More Oversight on Foreigners Who Live-Stream Recently adopted regulations are similar to those long in place for traditional performers and part of the government's push to rein in the freewheeling world of online video. China is moving to rein in the freewheeling world of live online video, and one of its first initiatives is to impose more oversight on foreigners who live-stream on Chinese apps.
"17.02.2017 08:00:36" wsj.com Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Wins Right to Challenge Philippine Vote Supreme Court gives son of former dictator another chance to claim vice presidency. The son of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has won the right to formally protest the results of last year's vice-presidential election, giving him another chance at achieving his political goals.
"17.02.2017 07:37:00" President Donald J. Trump says 4 people are in the running for... Lunch Break: President Donald J. Trump says 4 people are in the running for National Security adviser. Unilever rejects Kraft Heinz merger offer, but the story may not be over. The business of saving big cats. We sip a $525 Patrón Tequila.
"17.02.2017 07:30:11" wsj.com China Moves to Keep Its Deadly Opioids Out of U.S. Washington had urged Beijing to help it combat a growing problem. China moved to stem its flow of deadly drugs to the U.S., adding four lethal heroin-like narcotics to a list of controlled substances after Washington had urged it to help combat a growing opioid epidemic.
"17.02.2017 07:00:27" wsj.com Asian Corporate-Bond Investors Shrug Off Trump Doubts Despite warnings that the U.S. president's economic agenda could be bad for global trade and growth—and hence company earnings—corporate debt has proved a popular investment class so far this year. Investors in corporate bonds world-wide seemed to have missed the memo on President Donald Trump.
"17.02.2017 06:30:35" wsj.com Hanjin Shipping Is Declared Bankrupt A South Korean court on Friday pulled the plug on Hanjin Shipping Co., declaring it bankrupt and ordering the liquidation of a company that has led the country's shipping industry for the past four decades. All that remains of stricken Hanjin Shipping will be liquidated.
"17.02.2017 06:00:18" wsj.com Congress Debates Use of Food Stamps to Buy Junk Food The $71 billion U.S. food stamp program faced intense scrutiny on Thursday as members of Congress debated whether to prevent consumers from spending allowances on sugary soda, candy and other items deemed unhealthy. At issue is the prospect of saving taxpayer money by helping millions of Americans eat better, but potentially hurting the food and beverage industry and forcing government to make unwieldy decisions on nutrition in the process.
"17.02.2017 05:30:10" wsj.com Arizona Plant Poses First Test of Donald Trump's Support for Coal Sector Navajo Nation president appeals to White House to save facility from shutdown. President Donald Trump's promise to help the coal industry could be facing its first big test: the decision earlier this week to close a large Arizona coal-burning power plant, and a demand that Mr. Trump prevent that shutdown.
"17.02.2017 05:00:39" wsj.com House Republicans Lay Out Health-Care Plan House Republican leaders sketched out a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, offering a set of policy specifics but showing they have yet to bridge significant GOP divisions over many of its components. The plan from House GOP leaders would achieve a central goal of Republicans of overhauling Medicaid in a way that reduces its funding.
"17.02.2017 04:30:21" wsj.com Doctors Have Right to Talk to Patients About Firearm Dangers, Court Rules The decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Atlanta concerned two constitutional protections: speech and gun rights. A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down most of Florida's Firearm Owners Protection Act, ruling that physicians have a constitutional right to talk to patients about the dangers of firearms and to record firearm ownership in medical records.
"17.02.2017 04:00:13" wsj.com Work Stoppage for a “Day Without Immigrants” Protesters attended rallies, while some businesses closed to show support for the cause. Photo: Getty Thousands of workers around the country took part in a “Day Without Immigrants,” a one day strike to protest President Trump's immigration policies.
"17.02.2017 03:40:10" wsj.com Pentagon Finds It Has No Records Approving Mike Flynn's Russian-TV Pay Lawmakers seek further information on former national security adviser's 2015 Moscow visit. The Pentagon hasn't found any documents indicating that Mike Flynn received authorization to accept money from a foreign government before traveling to Moscow in 2015 for a paid Russian state TV event, according to a letter from the acting Secretary of
"17.02.2017 03:32:49" Has Prime Minister Narendra Modi's crackdown on cash helped or hurt India's financial inclusion drive? The Wall Street Journal's Eric Bellman and Elva Darnell are discussing how India's war on cash played out in rural India. They're taking your questions
"17.02.2017 03:20:10" wsj.com Bob Harward Turns Down National Security Adviser Job The retired Navy SEAL told President Donald Trump that he couldn't accept the job to succeed Mike Flynn, who resigned over his conflicting statements about his contacts with Russian officials before Mr. Trump's inauguration. Bob Harward turned down an opportunity to become national security adviser under President Donald J. Trump.
"17.02.2017 03:00:38" wsj.com Colin Powell Says U.S. Politics Too Polarized Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday called on leaders in Washington as well as everyday Americans to ratchet down what has become a highly charged, insult-laden political environment. “We need to stop screaming at each other, stop insulting each other, and start to be friends with each other like we were for so many years,” Mr. Powell told an audience of oil and gas executives at a conference.
"17.02.2017 02:40:06" wsj.com Arizona Plant Poses First Test of Donald Trump's Support for Coal Sector Majority owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz., one of the biggest coal plants in the country, said this week they won't keep running the plant after 2019 because it is more economic to buy natural-gas-fired electricity than to generate President Trump's promise to help the coal industry could be facing its first big test: the decision earlier this week to close a large Arizona coal-burning power plant, and a demand that Mr. Trump prevent that shutdown.
"17.02.2017 02:20:07" wsj.com Trump's Pick for Ambassador to Israel Recants Harsh Attacks, Slurs President Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Israel sought Thursday to distance himself from a series of his inflammatory comments that have hindered his quest to become a key member of the administration's Middle East team. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman repeatedly expressed regret for comparing liberal Jewish groups to Nazi collaborators, for characterizing then-President Barack Obama's views as anti-Semitic, and
"17.02.2017 02:00:46" wsj.com U.S. Orders Slowdown of Refugee Resettlements U.S. officials from embassies in the Middle East said they received a directive on Tuesday from the State Department's Population, Refugee and Migration bureau to immediately suspend travel to the U.S. for refugees awaiting final resettlement after March The U.S. State Department has ordered embassies to slow resettlement of refugees for the next few weeks and temporarily suspend it completely after March 3 as the numbers approach the annual cap of 50,000 set recently by President Trump.
"17.02.2017 01:40:06" wsj.com Fund's $600 Million Lost Week Captivates Traders The decline of Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy fund, a $3.4 billion fund employing complex derivatives, is topic du jour on trading desks fixated on the surprising resilience of the postelection U.S. stock rally and the long decline of volatility, or It is the buzz of Wall Street: a five-day, 15% plunge in a U.S. mutual fund whose bearish bets were undone by the S&P 500's latest run to fresh records.
"17.02.2017 01:20:06" wsj.com Jared Kushner Delivers Critique of CNN to Time Warner Executive In a meeting at the White House, Mr. Kushner complained to Gary Ginsberg, executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications at CNN's parent Time Warner, about what Mr. Kushner feels is unfair coverage slanted against the president, the Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, met with a senior Time Warner executive in recent weeks and expressed the administration's deep concerns about CNN's news coverage.
"17.02.2017 01:00:26" wsj.com Congress Debates Use of Food Stamps to Buy Junk Food Food stamps currently allow low-income beneficiaries to purchase anything edible other than hot meals, tobacco and alcohol. The $71 billion U.S. food stamp program faced intense scrutiny on Thursday as members of Congress debated whether to prevent consumers from spending allowances on sugary soda, candy and other items deemed unhealthy.
"17.02.2017 00:40:03" wsj.com Israelis, Palestinians Weigh Extent of Donald Trump's Shift Palestinian officials said they continued to hope that Mr. Trump would work with Arab and European allies on establishing a Palestinian state. Many Israelis and Palestinians see President Trump's decision to stop pushing for a two-state solution to the conflict as a significant change of tone—but not necessarily one of substance.
"17.02.2017 00:20:08" wsj.com When Children Beat Adults at Seeing the World Adults see more of the world than children do, right? Not always. Alison Gopnik on new experiments showing children of 4 and 5 paying more attention than adults. If you want to expand your consciousness, you can try psychedelic drugs, mysticism or meditation. Or you can just go for a walk with a 4-year-old.
"17.02.2017 00:01:03" wsj.com The Most Powerful Man in Washington You've Never Heard Of Wharton professor Peter Conti-Brown writes that the Fed's general counsel, sometimes called the 'eighth governor,' should be a political appointment. Scott Alvarez, the Federal Reserve's general counsel, is retiring after 36 years at the central bank. This won't lead the news, but it should. Mr. Alvarez is one of the most important figures in government. via WSJ Opinion
"16.02.2017 23:40:04" wsj.com AT&T to Sell Unlimited Wireless Data Plan Without Pay TV Last year, AT&T started offering unlimited data plans, but only to customers who also pay for one of its television services, DirecTV or U-verse, in a bid to retain wireless customers and attract new video households. AT&T is opening up its unlimited wireless data plans to all potential customers, not just those who buy its television service, days after rival Verizon began offering unlimited plans for the first time since 2011.
"16.02.2017 23:18:06" President Donald Trump said he feels his administration is running like a 'fine-tuned' machine at a press conference on Thursday. Critics disagree. WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.
"16.02.2017 23:00:37" wsj.com Trump Defends Himself, Rejects Critics on Russia In a press conference on Thursday, President Trump defended his administration and his campaign from questions about their association with Russian officials. Photo: Reuters President Trump defended his administration and his campaign from questions about their association with Russian officials in a Thursday press conference.
"16.02.2017 22:40:04" wsj.com Washington State Supreme Court Rules Florist Can't Refuse to Serve Gay Weddings Washington state's highest court ruled against a florist who refused on First Amendment grounds to make floral arrangements for a gay couple's wedding. Nine Washington State Supreme Court justices agreed that any free-speech and religious-liberty rights held by florist Arlene's Flowers and its owner didn't justify their refusal to sell flowers to a gay couple.
"16.02.2017 22:20:14" wsj.com Seoul Court Approves Arrest Warrant for Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong The Seoul Central District Court early Friday in Seoul approved prosecutors' request to detain Mr. Lee, the 48-year-old heir to the Samsung empire, on multiple allegations including suspicion of bribery. A South Korean court approved a warrant for the arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of the Samsung conglomerate, over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has shaken South Korea's political and corporate establishments and led to the
"16.02.2017 21:59:06" blogs.wsj.com Highlights and Top Quotes From Donald Trump's Press Conference Here are key moments and lines from Donald Trump's press conference. 'The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake.' More highlights from President Trump's press conference:
"16.02.2017 21:40:11" wsj.com PewDiePie Says WSJ Took Anti-Semitic Content Out of Context Felix Kjellberg, the YouTube star known as PewDiePie, apologized for content in one of his videos but accused The Wall Street Journal and other media of taking other material out of context in scrutinizing his use of Nazi and anti-Semitic imagery and Online star PewDiePie apologized for content in one of his videos but said material was taken out of context in scrutinizing his use of Nazi and anti-Semitic imagery and language.
"16.02.2017 21:20:06" wsj.com House Votes to Free States to Strip Money From Planned Parenthood The House voted 230-188 to rescind a regulation that bans states from denying certain funds to health-care providers that perform abortions, in essence freeing states to refuse to give the funds to Planned Parenthood and similar organizations. A U.S. House vote allows states to refuse to give certain funds to Planned Parenthood and similar organizations.
"16.02.2017 20:56:41" wsj.com Theranos Had $200 Million in Cash Left at Year-End Theranos Inc., the embattled blood-diagnostics firm, had $200 million of cash on hand at the end of 2016, people familiar with the matter said, less than a quarter of the funding it raised from investors and partners. Theranos, the embattled blood-diagnostics firm, had $200 million of cash on hand at the end of 2016, people familiar with the matter said. The firm didn't generate any material revenue in 2015 and 2016 and hasn't set aside funds for any potential
"16.02.2017 20:40:12" wsj.com Washington's Chaos Is Far From Wall Street--Ahead of the Tape The market's postelection rally isn't as irrational as it might seem. A turbulent start to Donald Trump's presidency hasn't stopped the U.S. stock market from once again setting records with minimal volatility. The second-longest bull market on record, set to reach its eighth anniversary next month, has shown very few signs
"16.02.2017 20:20:08" wsj.com Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter. Intelligence officials' decision to keep information from President Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the White House.
"16.02.2017 20:04:39" wsj.com Trump Administration Plans New Immigration Order Next Week, Ends Legal Push in Appeals Court The Justice Department on Thursday told an appeals court there was no reason to reconsider a case on President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration and refugees, a move that came as Mr. Trump announced he would issue a new order The Justice Department told an appeals court the Trump administration will rescind and replace its contested travel-ban order.
"16.02.2017 20:00:58" wsj.com I Hated Spinning. Then I Spun Thanks to SoulCycle and other spinning franchises, riding a stationary bike indoors has become an out-of-this-world art form. Spinning skeptic Jason Gay took seven classes in seven days. Here's the tale of his conversion. What did spinning skeptic Jason Gay learn after taking seven spinning classes in seven days? That it isn't as awful as you may think.
"16.02.2017 19:40:06" wsj.com For 'Split' Director M. Night Shyamalan, Another Plot Twist Spoiler alert: This article contains plot details about the movie. The surprise ending of M. Night Shyamalan's “Split” relies on an unusual favor by a Hollywood studio, one unlikely to be repeated now that the thriller has become an unexpected hit and a sequel is in the works.
"16.02.2017 19:20:11" wsj.com Donald Trump Defends Himself, Lashes Out at Opponents, Media Mr. Trump's lengthy defense comes as he nears the one-month mark of his time in office, when he is under renewed scrutiny about his ties to Russia and amid an escalating feud between his White House and U.S. intelligence officials. Donald Trump defended as highly effective his tenure so far in the White House, which has been marked by—among other things—legal fights, West Wing power struggles and confrontations with U.S. allies.
"16.02.2017 19:00:35" wsj.com 2017 Ford F-350: The Country Boy's Rolls-Royce Among the F-350's talking points is the optional “adaptive cruise control with collision alert with brake support for heavy trailers.” This system allows drivers to “maintain pace” in traffic while traversing steep grades, like the winding California 101. Ford's Super Duty pickup truck can just about do it all. And for some buyers, the purchase qualifies for a very generous tax credit.
"16.02.2017 18:40:06" wsj.com Los Angeles Looks to Rein in Real-Estate Development Los Angeles is considering Measure S, a ballot initiative that would effectively halt all housing construction, the most extreme example yet of a revolt against development breaking out across the country. Supporters of a ballot measure say it will give residents more say in planning, while opponents counter it will worsen affordability problems.
"16.02.2017 18:20:04" wsj.com Forget About Dabbing—Everyone Is Doing the 'Salt Bae' Videos of a passionate Turkish butcher salting a steak with his signature 'cobra' move have spawned thousands of copycats—and made him an international food celebrity. A butcher with an Instagram account has achieved the impossible. He's sexed up sodium chloride.
"16.02.2017 17:48:17" wsj.com FBI Interviews Top U.S. Gymnasts in Intensifying Sexual-Abuse Investigation Allegations of sexual abuse against the former doctor for the U.S. women's national gymnastics team languished with various authorities for 10 months before escalating into a federal probe that now involves some of the sport's biggest stars, according to Members of the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastic team have been questioned about alleged sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar after the initial allegations languished for at least 10 months.
"16.02.2017 17:35:10" wsj.com President Trump Press Conference Live coverage of a press conference with President Donald Trump. Watch live: Donald Trump to nominate Alexander Acosta as labor secretary.
"16.02.2017 17:22:56" wsj.com Are Pro Golfers Losing Their Longevity? Tiger Woods's injury woes signal that the modern swing may curtail how long today's elite pros will be stay on top Jason Day is 29 years old, 12 years younger than his friend and mentor, Tiger Woods. But as Day watches Woods suffer through yet another chapter of his back injury saga, his fear isn't merely that he will end up like Woods at that age. His fear is that he
"16.02.2017 17:07:51" WSJ. Custom Studios Sometimes, sports competition affects fans just as much as the players.
"16.02.2017 17:00:25" wsj.com Senate Hearings on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch to Begin March 20 Confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will begin in the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 20. Democrats remain angry that Republicans prevented former President Obama from filling the vacancy, and it remains an open question how far they will go in attempting to delay or block Judge Neil Gorsuch.
"16.02.2017 16:40:04" wsj.com Are Single-Vineyard Wines More Singular? Oenophiles love a good debate, and a popular subject these days pits single-vineyard wines against blends made from multiple grapes grown in multiple locations. Is one better than the other? Wall Street Journal columnist Lettie Teague weighs in. Is it true that a wine from a specific place is inherently superior to a wine made from grapes grown in multiple locations?
"16.02.2017 16:22:50" wsj.com Forget the Fed: Politicians Have the Reins for Now Fund managers like predictability, and they like free money. So they loved having asset prices set by a central bank, communicating on a fixed timetable and—at least for the past eight years—keeping interest rates close to zero. The shift in leadership Instead of the well-understood views of academic policy makers, investors have to get to grips with the vagaries of a new breed of populist politicians, while rising bond yields suggest free money's a thing of the past. Yet, the prospect of a fiscal
"16.02.2017 16:01:39" wsj.com With $15 Left in the Bank, a Baby Boomer Makes Peace With Less Many senior citizens will either have to work longer, move to less expensive places or pare back their spending—choices that economists say are likely to put a drag on the U.S. economy. Facing relatively small savings and five times more debt than previous generations, many new retirees are making fundamental lifestyle changes.
"16.02.2017 15:41:46" wsj.com Hilary Swank Reveals What's on Her iPhone Hilary Swank Reveals What's on Her iPhone Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank reveals what's on her phone
"16.02.2017 15:00:04" wsj.com Honolulu's Kakaako District Is at the Center of a Building Boom Honolulu's Kakaako district has become the center of a building boom of luxury high rises. Condos and townhomes tout asking prices upwards of $20 million. Luxury high rises have swept one of the most exclusive addresses in Hawaii, with condos and townhomes touting asking prices upwards of $20 million.
"16.02.2017 14:40:11" wsj.com Why Bosses Should Stop Thinking of 'A Players,' 'B Players' and 'C Players' Putting employees into performance boxes hurts the workers—and the company. The inclination to put people into boxes and leave them there can do a lot of harm—to managers, to the employees and to the companies they work for.
"16.02.2017 14:15:13" wsj.com Young Consumers Tap Online Market for Recycled Apparel While many apparel retailers are struggling with shrinking sales, the U.S. volume of clothing and other items being traded online through reselling services has more than doubled since 2013, and the market is now slightly more than $2 billion. Teen apparel retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Gap have struggled with shrinking sales, the amount of used clothes being traded online by younger consumers has been rising.
"16.02.2017 13:50:10" wsj.com One of Government's Largest Landlords Pays Millions Each Year to Trump Company Trump Organization owns stakes in two Vornado Realty skyscrapers President Donald Trump's company receives tens of millions of dollars a year from Vornado Realty Trust, which relies on the federal government for a significant portion of its revenue and is vying for new work from Mr. Trump's administration.
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"16.02.2017 13:08:06" wsj.com Bertolini: Why the Aetna-Humana Merger Fell Apart Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini discusses the factors that caused Aetna and Humana to ditch their merger plans, in a conversation with WSJ's Dennis Berman. Photo: Gabe Palacio. Aetna's CEO discusses the factors that caused Aetna and Humana to ditch their merger plans.
"16.02.2017 12:50:10" wsj.com Aetna CEO on Obamacare's 'Death Spiral' Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini tells WSJ's Dennis Berman why he thinks the Affordable Care Act is untenable. Photo: Gabe Palacio. Obamacare "is in a death spiral.” Aetna's CEO on why he thinks the Affordable Care Act is untenable.
"16.02.2017 12:30:24" blogs.wsj.com WSJ Live Chat: Has Narendra Modi's Controversial Cash Crackdown Helped or Hurt India's Financial Inclusion Drive? WSJ's South Asia Deputy Bureau Chief Eric Bellman and Financial Inclusion Project Editor Elva Darnell will be live on Facebook at 9 a.m. India time Friday (10:30 p.m ET Thursday) to discuss the story and take questions. Join us for a live discussion on Facebook at 9 a.m. India time Friday (10:30 p.m ET Thursday) to discuss whether India's cash crackdown has helped or hurt the country's financial inclusion drive. #WSJInclusion
"16.02.2017 12:00:33" wsj.com Trump Wants to Repeal Obamacare, But Small Businesses Plan to Keep Coverage 'I don't like the cost, but it also makes us super-competitive when we are hiring,' says one restaurateur about health-insurance plans. Under the Affordable Care Act, businesses with at least 50 full-time-equivalent employees must offer at least a minimum amount of health benefits, or pay a penalty of up to $3,390 a year per employee.
"16.02.2017 11:00:04" wsj.com Russia, Iran Need Each Other, Despite Disagreements Trump would be hard-pressed to deliver a deal that could persuade Moscow to upend its deepening ties with Iran Iran and Russia aren't often on the same page in the Middle East, but if President Donald Trump's administration attempts to drive a wedge between the two, there is precious little incentive it can offer Moscow to abandon its crucial partner.
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"16.02.2017 10:18:09" wsj.com Russia Issues Warning to U.S. Ahead of Key Military Meeting In a statement issued, Mr. Shoigu directed remarks to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned against U.S. efforts to deal with Russia “from a position of strength” ahead of a key meeting between top U.S. and Russian military commanders.
"16.02.2017 09:30:30" blogs.wsj.com See Amazing Photos of India's Record-Breaking Launch of 104 Satellites India's space agency on Wednesday broke a world record by launching 104 satellites from a single rocket. These photos show the moment the Indian Space Research Organization's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle released the satellites. These photos show the moment India's space agency broke a world record for launching 104 satellites from a single rocket.
"16.02.2017 08:30:23" wsj.com Behind the Fortress Deal: A Japanese Billionaire's Huge Ambitions Fortress shares jump 29% on news of $3.3 billion deal. The deal to acquire Fortress Investment Group is the latest surprise from SoftBank whose founder, Masayoshi Son, is a fast-moving billionaire who has aspirations of turning the firm into a global behemoth with arms in finance, technology and
"16.02.2017 08:00:20" wsj.com Behind the Fortress Deal: A Japanese Billionaire's Huge Ambitions The deal to acquire Fortress Investment Group is the latest surprise from SoftBank whose founder, Masayoshi Son, is a fast-moving billionaire who has aspirations of turning the firm into a global behemoth with arms in finance, technology and On Friday, about 100 of the NBA's top players and their union will huddle about something they haven't been able to discuss for 20 years: how to market and profit from their own collective images.
"16.02.2017 07:30:28" wsj.com China Takes Breather From U.S. Treasury Selloff China snapped a six-month streak of selling U.S. Treasurys in December, even as its holdings for the year declined by the most on record. China ends a six-month streak of selling U.S. Treasurys.
"16.02.2017 07:00:46" wsj.com Top U.S. Military Commander to Meet Russian Counterpart U.S.-Russia meeting in Azerbaijan will mark first such face-to-face since in 2014. The U.S. military's top uniformed officer plans to meet this week with his Russian counterpart, the Pentagon said Wednesday, marking the highest-level military meeting between Washington and Moscow in years.
"16.02.2017 06:30:25" wsj.com Snapchat Parent Snap Inc. Sets Valuation at $19.5 Billion to $22.2 Billion as IPO Approaches The valuation, which equates to $14 to $16 a share, is near the low end of the initial range the Snapchat parent company had earlier targeted. Even at the low end of the expected valuation range, it would be the largest U.S.-listed tech offering since Alibaba's IPO in 2014.
"16.02.2017 06:13:32" wsj.com Second Arrest Made in Connection With Kim Jong Nam's Murder Half brother of Kim Jong Un was killed Monday in Malaysia. Police said they arrested a second woman—who was carrying an Indonesian passport—in connection with the murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half brother.
"16.02.2017 05:30:16" wsj.com Beyond a Two-State Solution: Other Options President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict doesn't have to result in two separate states. Here are some alternative possibilities. Alternative ways of resolving the decadeslong Israeli-Palestinian conflict also pose challenges:
"16.02.2017 05:00:08" wsj.com QQ: The Closest Thing to Snapchat in China China Circuit columnist Li Yuan writes that China's QQ network is attracting users with features that appeal to teens. Far from being made obsolete by the newer WeChat, QQ has essentially filled the niche taken up by Snapchat in the U.S. “Many people expected QQ to die after WeChat's breakout success. But young people don't want to be on the same social network as their parents for fear that the parents will see their updates...That created opportunities for new products. In the U.S.,
"16.02.2017 04:30:19" wsj.com Cash Ban Spotlights India's Digital Divide India's sudden ban on its largest bank notes late last year has ignited a boom in digital payments, but for some, the dawn of a digital era has created only trouble. Photo: Gabriele Parussini India's sudden ban on its largest bank notes late last year has ignited a boom in digital payments, but for some, the dawn of a digital era has created only trouble.
"16.02.2017 04:01:28" wsj.com French Election Puts Possibility of 'Frexit' on the Agenda What's striking about the French presidential election is the extent to which the two front-runners share a basic analysis of the choice facing the country. The two front-runners in France's coming presidential election share a basic analysis of the choice facing the country. While Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are poles apart politically, they both agree that the defining issue is France's membership of
"16.02.2017 03:40:06" wsj.com New Jersey to Limit Amount of Opioid Pills in Prescriptions The new law lowers the limit on initial prescriptions for opioids to a maximum five-day supply from 30 days for acute pain and directs practitioners to prescribe the lowest effective dose of immediate-release opioid drugs. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Wednesday curtailing the quantity of opioid pills doctors can prescribe for acute pain, a restriction he said is necessary to curb the state's addiction crisis.
"16.02.2017 03:20:04" wsj.com Senate Majority Leader Takes on High-Wire Balancing Act The day after the November election, Mr. McConnell had said he would talk privately to Mr. Trump about any disagreements. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, trying to manage an ambitious legislative agenda amid White House turmoil, has one suggestion for how President Trump can smooth the difficult course ahead.
“It would be, I think, easier for us to succeed were
"16.02.2017 03:00:36" wsj.com Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter. The officials' decision to keep information from Donald J. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team's contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown
"16.02.2017 02:40:06" wsj.com A Harsh Reality Is Hitting the Housing Market A rise in Treasury yields since the presidential election has prompted a pickup in mortgage rates. Higher interest rates already are taking a toll on the U.S. housing market.
"16.02.2017 02:20:08" wsj.com Businesses Close for One-Day Strike Against Trump's Immigration Policies Dubbed a “Day Without Immigrants,” the nationwide effort orchestrated by immigrant-advocacy groups calls on foreign-born workers to stay home, avoid shopping and shutter their businesses to demonstrate their impact on the economy. Restaurants, bakeries and other businesses around the country will close Thursday as thousands of foreign-born workers participate in a one-day strike to protest President Trump's immigration policies.
"16.02.2017 02:00:53" wsj.com Fraud and Overcharges in Sandy Recovery Program, Probe Finds The department said it made the arrests as the result of a joint investigation with the Queens district attorney's office. Four New York City homeowners were arrested for submitting fraudulent applications for repairs reimbursement under the Sandy recovery program, and some contractors were found to have overcharged for work on storm-damaged homes, the Department of
"16.02.2017 01:40:05" wsj.com Proposed Rule Could Cut Baseball Games by 14 Whole Seconds Last season, teams issued just 932 free passes in 2,427 games. Major League Baseball is considering eliminating the four pitches it requires to intentionally walk a batter. If the proposed rule passes, games will indeed be faster. You just might not notice.
"16.02.2017 01:20:16" wsj.com Malaysia, North Korea Ties Run Deep The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia puts a spotlight on a U.S. ally that has emerged in recent years as a playground for North Koreans and a venue for unofficial talks between Washington and Pyongyang. A look at the close relationship between North Korea and Malaysia, where Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed.
"16.02.2017 01:00:26" wsj.com Mike Pence Finds Himself in Unusual Role in Mike Flynn's Firing The news that Mr. Pence was blindsided is the latest incident to raise doubts about Mr. Trump's creation of an informal power-sharing arrangement among top advisers. Mike Pence showed his clout inside the White House with the firing of Mike Flynn, who allowed the vice president to espouse false information about the national security adviser's conversations with Russian officials.
But Mr. Pence also learned he
"16.02.2017 00:40:06" wsj.com USC Is Raising Money So Fast, It Just Moved the Goalpost The University of Southern California has nearly met its $6 billion fundraising goal, tracking 18 months ahead of schedule. Now it is asking for more money. The University of Southern California's successful $6 billion fund-raising campaign has it pushing for further donations. “We feel that we have the momentum, and announcing a closure of the campaign is just going to take the wind out of our sail,” USC
"16.02.2017 00:20:07" wsj.com Global Risks Begin to Recede It's tempting to see surging U.S. stock prices and business confidence as all coming in response to President Donald Trump's election. But the upswing is global. It isn't only in the U.S. that economic spirits are looking up. Around the world, confidence is on the rise.
"16.02.2017 00:00:58" wsj.com Meet Rumor, the 2017 Westminster Dog Show Winner Rumor, a 5-year-old German Shepherd, won Best in Show at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Rumor's handler, Kent Boyles, and Westminster Kennel Club's Gail Miller Bisher discuss the competition with WSJ's Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty Meet the 5-year-old German Shepherd that won Best in Show:
"15.02.2017 23:40:06" wsj.com The TV Is Hard to Hear—but You Can Fix That Why dialogue is often hard to hear on flat-screen TVs, and how you can fix it: Geoffrey A. Fowler shares adjustments and accessories that can help you and family members watch in peace. It's not just you! TVs really are getting harder to hear. Here's what you can do about it.
"15.02.2017 23:20:11" wsj.com Gizmodo Ads Target Potential Trump Leakers Gizmodo Media Group is running highly-targeted Facebook ads to steer potential leakers to a new website, TellOnTrump.com, which lays out a variety of secure methods to pass on sensitive information. Ads placed on Facebook by Gizmodo Media Group's investigative team are steering government workers to TellOnTrump.com, which explains how to securely send tips and documents.
"15.02.2017 23:00:05" wsj.com Mike Flynn's Security Clearance Pulled, Pending a Review Mr. Flynn's access has been suspended as a result of questions that had arisen concerning security clearance compliance, according to the spokesman. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has suspended former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn's access to classified information pending a review.
"15.02.2017 22:40:14" wsj.com America and the Holy City President Trump's interest in moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is stirring up controversy. Trump's interest in moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is stirring controversy. Here's how we got here.
"15.02.2017 22:20:05" wsj.com A Musical About Japanese Internment Camps Is Revived 'Allegiance,' starring George Takei, closed on Broadway last February but is finding new audiences in the wake of immigration restrictions "Allegiance," starring George Takei, closed on Broadway last February but is finding new audiences in the wake of immigration restrictions
"15.02.2017 21:59:04" wsj.com Who Is Trump's White House Adviser Stephen Miller? President Donald Trump's inner circle includes 31-year-old Stephen Miller, a California native who is behind some of the Trump administration's most controversial policies. WSJ's Shelby Holliday reports on the influential player's path to the White House. Trump's inner circle includes a California native who is behind some of the administration's most controversial policies. WSJ's Shelby Holliday reports on his path to the White House.
"15.02.2017 21:40:07" wsj.com A Classic-to-Quirky Cocktail Tour of Milan Evening drinks in Milan, Italy's sleekest city, are more main event than prelude. A guide to four bars where the aperitivo includes stellar snacks, ambiance and a few surprises (Harvey Wallbanger, anyone?) Why is Milan one of the world's great cocktail cities? The aperitivo here puts all other bar snacks to shame.
"15.02.2017 21:15:55" wsj.com Andy Puzder, Donald Trump's Labor Pick, Withdraws Andy Puzder, President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Labor Department, has withdrawn from consideration for the post, according to a statement from the fast-food executive. A pair of personal controversies may have helped end Andy Puzder's bid to lead the Labor Department. Decades-old spousal-abuse allegations, which his ex-wife recanted, resurfaced in recent days. In addition, Mr. Puzder disclosed last week that he failed
"15.02.2017 21:00:34" wsj.com Meet the Retirement Savers Who Oppose the Fiduciary Rule Some retirement savers say the Labor Department rule designed to protect them from bad advice is restricting their choices instead. Though a regulation requiring advice on retirement assets to be free of conflicts has broad backing, some retirement savers say the effort to protect them restricts their choices instead.
"15.02.2017 20:40:08" wsj.com Shift on Palestinian State Puts U.S. at Odds With European, Arab Allies The Trump administration's shift away from calling for a separate Palestinian state as part of a peace deal with Israel brings U.S. policy closer to the stance of the Jewish settler movement but puts it at odds with longstanding positions of European, President Trump brought U.S. policy closer to the stance of the Jewish settler movement in Israel. But a shift away from calling for a separate Palestinian state leaves the U.S. at odds with the longstanding positions of European, Arab and other allies.
"15.02.2017 20:20:12" wsj.com Latest Data Signal Solid Momentum for U.S. Economy Stronger consumer spending, rising factory production and firming inflation are pointing to solid momentum for the U.S. economy and another interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve, potentially as soon as next month. For months, gauges of investor, business and household sentiment have been trending higher. That continued today.
"15.02.2017 20:00:32" wsj.com Trump Drops Insistence on Two-State Solution President Donald Trump, in a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, said he wouldn't insist on a two-state solution and that he'd be looking at moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Photo: Getty President Trump broke from decades of U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"15.02.2017 19:40:07" wsj.com North Korean Dictator Ordered Brother Killed, South Korean Spy Chief Says Kim Jong Un issued an assassination order to kill his half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, after seizing power in 2011 and tried to execute it at least once before succeeding this week, South Korea's spy chief said. Kim Jong Nam sought mercy from the North Korean China had viewed Kim Jong Nam, who was assassinated Tuesday, as a backup North Korean ruler, said Nam Sung-wook, who previously led a research arm with Seoul's main spy agency. For current leader Kim Jong Un, Mr. Nam said, “such an alternative is
"15.02.2017 19:20:03" wsj.com Overgrowth in Certain Brain Areas Associated With Autism Brain scans of sleeping babies conducted over their first two years of life showed that overgrowth in certain brain areas was associated with autism, offering new insight into how the disorder develops. Brain scans of sleeping babies conducted over their first two years of life showed that overgrowth in certain brain areas was associated with autism.
"15.02.2017 19:00:52" wsj.com Lawmakers Pursue Limits on Trump's Ability to Relax Sanctions on Russia Republican and Democratic lawmakers are backing new legislation that would put curbs on President Donald Trump's ability to lift sanctions on Russia. Republican and Democratic lawmakers are backing new legislation that would put curbs on President Trump's ability to lift sanctions on Russia.
"15.02.2017 18:56:01" WSJ. Custom Studios Are you optimizing your sleep cycle?
"15.02.2017 18:40:07" wsj.com U.S. Motor-Vehicle Deaths Surged 6% in 2016, NSC Says Motor-vehicle deaths in 2016 surged 6% in the U.S. from a year earlier to 40,200, according to nonprofit National Safety Council estimate released Wednesday, likely triggering renewed concern about distracted driving and other behaviors considered Motor-vehicle deaths in 2016 surged 6% in the U.S. from a year earlier to 40,200, according to nonprofit National Safety Council.
"15.02.2017 18:20:04" wsj.com Under Armour CEO Says He Will Fight Trump Travel Ban Under Armour Inc.'s founder and chief executive, Kevin Plank, said he would publicly fight President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, seeking to limit potential fallout from his comments last week in support of Mr. Trump. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said he would publicly fight President Trump's proposed travel ban.
"15.02.2017 18:00:41" wsj.com U.S., Middle East Allies Explore Arab Military Coalition The Trump administration is in talks with Arab allies about having them form a military alliance that would share intelligence with Israel to help counter their mutual foe, Iran, according to several Middle Eastern officials. The Trump administration is in talks with Arab allies about having them form a military alliance that would share intelligence with Israel to help counter Iran.
"15.02.2017 17:40:06" wsj.com Opel Took Backseat at GM as SUV Demand Surged In the seven years since General Motors last considered selling its European business, a major factor has changed: the world has soured on passenger cars. In the seven years since GM last considered selling its European business, a major factor has changed: the world has soured on passenger cars.
"15.02.2017 17:20:06" wsj.com Verizon, Yahoo Near Revised Deal That Cuts Price of Tech Firm by About $300 Million Verizon and Yahoo are near a revised transaction that would reduce the price Verizon would pay for the internet company's core business by about $300 million. Verizon and Yahoo are near a revised transaction that would reduce the price Verizon would pay for the internet company's core business by about $300 million.
"15.02.2017 17:00:44" wsj.com Andy Puzder's Strategy Grew Fast-Food Business, Raised Questions About Worker Treatment Fast-food executive Andy Puzder, President Trump's labor secretary pick, was an early pioneer of a business model that fueled explosive growth in the restaurant industry but is often criticized as being unfriendly to workers. Andy Puzder, President Trump's labor-secretary pick, was an early pioneer of a business model that fueled explosive growth in the restaurant industry but is often criticized as being unfriendly to workers.
"15.02.2017 16:40:06" wsj.com Syrians, Looking for Solace, Gather to Play a Board Game About War The 1957 Hasbro war simulation, in which multiple factions vie for territory, has struck a chord with Syrians inside and outside the country who gather late into the night to play. The 1957 Hasbro war simulation Risk, in which multiple factions vie for territory, has struck a chord with Syrians inside and outside the country who gather late into the night to play.
"15.02.2017 16:20:11" wsj.com No, Really, That's a Travel Agency An Austin business books your trips while doubling as a wine and coffee bar. It's one of a new breed of vacation planners. Austin's Departure Lounge books your trips while doubling as a wine and coffee bar, one of a new breed of vacation planners that's not your traditional travel agency.
"15.02.2017 16:03:29" wsj.com Trump Administration Rule Aims to Calm Insurers During Health-Law Limbo The Trump administration released details of a proposal to keep the health law's insurance exchanges from cratering before Republicans plot a unified course to repealing the Affordable Care Act. The Trump administration released details of a proposal to keep the health law's insurance exchanges from cratering before Republicans plot a unified course to repealing the Affordable Care Act.
"15.02.2017 15:45:28" wsj.com Retail Zombies Haunt Industry The lengthy list of retailers teetering on the edge of bankruptcy but not being allowed to die is holding the rest of the industry back. Retail 'zombies'--on the brink of bankruptcy but kept from dying-- pose a problem for others in the industry by aggravating the glut of stores.
"15.02.2017 15:25:07" wsj.com Humana's Decision to Pull Out of Health Exchanges Pressures Republicans Humana's decision to withdraw from the Affordable Care Act exchanges next year adds to the pressure on Republicans to bolster the marketplaces even as they promise to unwind the health law. Humana's decision to withdraw from Obamacare exchanges next year adds to the pressure on the GOP for a fix.
"15.02.2017 15:08:21" wsj.com Donald Trump Blasts Media and Intelligence Agencies President Trump leveled new Twitter attacks on the intelligence community and the news media after a tumultuous few days that included the departure of his national security adviser and reports about U.S. investigations into his team's communications with President Trump, in a series of Wednesday tweets, accused intelligence agencies of “illegally” leaking information “just like Russia” and said the “fake news media is going crazy with conspiracy theories and blind hatred.”
"15.02.2017 14:46:33" wsj.com North Korean Dictator Ordered His Half-Brother Killed, Spy Chief Says Kim Jong Un issued an assassination order to kill his half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, after seizing power in 2011 and tried to execute it at least once before succeeding this week, South Korea's top spy chief said. Kim Jong Nam sought mercy from the North North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un issued an assassination order to kill his half-brother after seizing power in 2011 and tried to execute it at least once before succeeding this week, South Korea's top spy chief said on Wednesday.
"15.02.2017 14:22:11" wsj.com For the Blind, an Actual-Reality Headset A visor from eSight that allows legally blind people to see is no longer Star Trek fiction. Leaps in augmented-reality technology are being used to help people with severely low vision gain back enough sight to function, and then some. An augmented-reality visor can help legally blind people improve their sight by dialing up contrast and allowing users to zoom in on things
"15.02.2017 14:00:27" wsj.com Acting SEC Chief Explains Campaign to Jumpstart Trump Financial Deregulation Michael Piwowar, the Republican SEC commissioner serving as the agency's acting chairman, has decided to jumpstart the deregulatory agenda, freezing unfinished Dodd-Frank requirements and opening the door to scaling back some completed rules he considers The acting chairman of the SEC has decided to jumpstart the deregulatory agenda, freezing unfinished Dodd-Frank requirements and opening the door to scaling back some completed rules he considers “politicized."
"15.02.2017 14:00:17" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. Today's top stories: Gerard Baker on Flynn fallout, bank shares booming again and more news. Sign up here for the daily newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/2kx5LDH
"15.02.2017 13:51:04" wsj.com Flying Drone Taxis Could Take Off in Dubai Transport authorities plan to have the Chinese-made Ehang 184 ferry individual passengers around the city by July Dubai hopes to have driverless taxi drones flying through its skies as soon as this summer
"15.02.2017 13:48:54" wsj.com Small Businesses Change Tune on Health-Insurance Coverage Many small businesses that once were worried about the cost of covering their workers now say they plan to keep offering health-insurance coverage even if the requirement that they do so is eliminated. 'I don't like the cost, but it also makes us super-competitive when we are hiring,' says one restaurateur about health-insurance plans.
"15.02.2017 13:30:53" wsj.com Bank of America Misses a Big Options Payday, Goldman Cashes In Contrast shows gaps banks that have fully recovered from financial crisis and those that haven't Stock options awarded to Bank of America's top executives are set to expire worthless today, but options at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan have by and large paid out—a sign of the gap between banks that have recovered fully from the financial crisis and
"15.02.2017 13:26:54" wsj.com Anthem Counters Cigna's Lawsuit by Filing Its Own Suit Anthem Inc. responded to a suit by Cigna Corp. with its own suit against its merger partner, escalating the hostilities between the two health insurers in the wake of a judge's decision that their $48 billion deal violated antitrust law. It's getting uglier between Anthem and Cigna as their planned merger falls apart.
"15.02.2017 13:17:52" Future of Health Care 2017 will be a critical year for healthcare. Join us for a discussion with Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on the Affordable Care Act and the business direction of the industry.
"15.02.2017 12:45:10" wsj.com Malaysia Arrests Female Suspect in Death of Kim Jong Un's Brother Malaysian authorities arrested a suspect in the killing of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half brother, as they zeroed in on the two women who police said fatally attacked him Mr. Kim was approached from opposite sides by two women, said police who viewed CCTV footage. One of the women touched Mr. Kim's face with a cloth that contained an unidentified liquid before both departed in separate directions.
"15.02.2017 12:00:42" wsj.com As Advanced Placement Tests Gain Popularity, Some Colleges Push Back Some schools are reconsidering how much credit they give students for AP exams More high-school students are taking Advanced Placement exams than ever—just as questions about their value are growing and some universities limit their acceptance of AP credits.
"15.02.2017 11:11:35" wsj.com Amazon, Google Dial Up Plans to Turn Smart Speakers Into Home Phones Tech giants could launch the feature this year Amazon's Echo or the Google Home could be used to make or receive calls, people familiar with the matter said, a functionality that would give them further control over consumers' digital lives at home.
"15.02.2017 10:31:00" Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero:
"15.02.2017 10:15:07" wsj.com GM's Long History of Trying to Turn Around Opel General Motors Co.'s talks with Peugeot over Opel aren't GM's first flirtation with unloading its German subsidiary General Motors has walked a tightrope with Opel, balancing the hope of churning out big profits in Europe and the headaches of owning a frequently unprofitable German company that many Germans consider to be American.
"15.02.2017 10:00:50" wsj.com Trump Puts NATO Allies in the Crosshairs Over Military Spending Germany, long criticized by U.S. administrations as a reluctant warrior, starts to ramp up its defense budget Germany is starting to increase military spending, but still falls tens of billions of dollars short of NATO goal of 2% of GDP.
"15.02.2017 09:18:27" wsj.com In China, Intrigue Swirls Around North Korean's Killing Kim Jong Nam was killed on Monday under mysterious circumstances at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 Speculation churns in a country said to have sheltered Kim Jong Un's older half brother before his mysterious demise.
"15.02.2017 09:00:13" wsj.com Mike Flynn Was Probed by FBI Over Calls With Russian Official Federal agents questioned then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn in January, shortly after the White House denied he had talked about sanctions with a Russian official, according to people familiar with the matter. The Federal Bureau of Investigation interview, which raises the legal stakes for Mr. Flynn and adds to the political pressure on the White House.
"15.02.2017 08:30:09" wsj.com German Shepherd Named Rumor Is Top Dog at Westminster Rumor is first of German shepherd to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show since 1987. It isn't easy being top dog.
"15.02.2017 08:00:31" wsj.com U.S. Drops Insistence on Two-State Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict The White House said Tuesday that finding a solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians doesn't have to include an agreement to establish two separate states, marking a dramatic break from decades of U.S. policy. “A two-state solution that doesn't bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve.”
"15.02.2017 07:30:03" blogs.wsj.com India Breaks Record for Launching Most Satellites from Single Rocket India's space agency on Wednesday reached a new milestone by launching a record 104 satellites using a single rocket. India just launched 104 satellites in one go.
"15.02.2017 07:00:42" wsj.com Muslim Hard-Liners Test Strength in Indonesia Governor's Race Local elections are being held across this vast archipelago, but the race for governor of the sprawling capital of Jakarta has garnered the most attention, seen as a test of religious and ethnic tolerance for the young democracy, where a more conservative The most prominent Christian politician in Indonesia is fighting for reelection amid his continuing blasphemy trial.
"15.02.2017 06:30:21" wsj.com It's Boom Time Again for America's Largest Banks Shares in America's banks are booming again, with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. hitting fresh trading milestones Tuesday that seemed unreachable during the crucible of the financial crisis. Shares in America's banks are booming again.
"15.02.2017 06:00:42" wsj.com Gene Editing Could Be Permitted Under Certain Conditions, Report Says Once technical questions are resolved, clinical trials could start with extensive oversight, the report said. Clinical trials involving the editing of genes in sperm, eggs and early-stage embryos could be permitted under certain conditions, the National Academies of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine said in a long-awaited report.
"15.02.2017 05:30:18" wsj.com OkCupid Aims to Match Politically Like-Minded in Divisive Times On Tuesday, the online dating service began rolling out an update to the longstanding questionnaire it uses to match people up. OkCupid is rolling out a Valentine's Day update that might keep you from getting into an awkward political conversation on date night.
"15.02.2017 05:00:19" wsj.com Toshiba's Meltdown: Chairman Out, $6.3 Billion Write-Down Toshiba's problems deepened as the electronics giant flagged a $6.3 billion write-down, postponed its earnings report, saw its shares slump and said its chairman was resigning—all in the space of a day. Toshiba's problems threatened to spiral out of control as the electronics giant projected a $6.3 billion write-down, postponed its earnings report because of allegations of impropriety and said its chairman was resigning—all in the space of a day.
"15.02.2017 04:30:33" wsj.com Evacuation Order Lifted for Residents Around California Dam Residents around Lake Oroville advised to remain ready for quick evacuation amid forecasts for more rain. Nearly 200,000 people who fled communities around a Northern California dam over fears of catastrophic flooding can return home, officials said.
"15.02.2017 04:00:21" wsj.com Immigrant 'Dreamer,' in Custody Since Friday, Challenging Detention Federal agents on Friday detained a Mexican immigrant who was brought to U.S. illegally as a child and he remained in custody Tuesday—likely the first beneficiary of an Obama administration program known as DACA who could be deported. Daniel Ramirez Medina could be the first beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to be deported.
"15.02.2017 03:53:18" National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned, but questions remain about his conversations with Russia's ambassador. WSJ's Jason Bellini reports:
"15.02.2017 03:20:05" wsj.com Berkshire Hathaway Discloses Increased Stake in Apple The purchases expanded Berkshire's stake in the technology giant to $6.6 billion as of Dec. 31. Its 57.4 million shares as of that date would be worth about $7.7 billion based on Tuesday's closing price. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in Apple by more than 200% in the fourth quarter, just before the iPhone maker rallied to an all-time high.
"15.02.2017 03:00:36" wsj.com For Asia's Best-Performing Stocks, Look to China The MSCI China Index—a measure of Chinese stocks mostly listed offshore in cities such as Hong Kong and New York—is up 10.6% already this year, in contrast to early 2016, when a plunge in mainland Chinese equities roiled global markets. Asia's best-performing stocks in 2017 are from a country that many had expected would have a tough year—China.
"15.02.2017 02:40:14" wsj.com Mike Flynn Is First Casualty of Turmoil in Trump Administration President Donald Trump's nascent administration is being weighed down from within, sidetracked by dishonesty and potential ethical lapses inside the White House, attacks from his own supporters, and questions about the strength of his leadership from In just a few weeks, Donald J. Trump's nascent administration is being weighed down from within, sidetracked by dishonesty and potential ethical lapses as well as attacks from his own supporters and fellow Republicans.
"15.02.2017 02:20:09" wsj.com NBA's Eastern Conference Is Swiftly Upended Cleveland Cavaliers lose All-Star Kevin Love for six weeks while Toronto acquires power forward Serge Ibaka from Orlando In less than one hour, the entire Eastern Conference was upended.
"15.02.2017 02:00:32" wsj.com How Donald Trump's Cabinet Nominations Compare with Previous Presidents' President Obama had 10 cabinet picks confirmed in the first 10 days, while action on President Trump's nominees has been slower Obama had 10 cabinet picks confirmed in his first 10 days. Trump's nominees have moved along more slowly.
"15.02.2017 01:40:04" wsj.com U.S. Court Gives Initial Approval to Volkswagen Vehicle Emissions Settlement The deal, which applies to around 77,000 diesel vehicles with 3-liter engines, is one of the last unresolved pieces left in the U.S. court case brought over the diesel crisis. Volkswagen won a U.S. court's initial blessing Tuesday for a roughly $1.2 billion settlement reached with drivers of larger diesel-powered vehicles affected by the auto maker's diesel-emissions scandal.
"15.02.2017 01:20:03" wsj.com Pick for Labor Secretary Faces Tough Questions at Thursday Hearing Andy Puzder's bid to become labor secretary hinges on his testimony in a confirmation hearing Thursday, as an unusually large number of GOP senators are reserving judgment until they hear his explanation of several sensitive matters. Some GOP senators are reserving judgment on Andy Puzder due to his delay in paying taxes on an undocumented housekeeper.
"15.02.2017 01:00:42" wsj.com Currency Manipulation Is a Real Problem Judy Shelton writes that currency manipulation is a problem. What's the point of free-trade deals if governments can wipe out the benefits with monetary maneuvers? WSJ Opinion: The international monetary system, devised in 1944, was based on fixed exchange rates linked to a gold-convertible dollar. No such system exists today. And no real leader can aspire to champion both the logic and the morality of free trade
"15.02.2017 00:40:08" graphics.wsj.com Rare Gems: How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe Break the habit of wearing dark shades and bask in the season's hottest looks that set the color wheel spinning. Break the habit of wearing dark shades with these rare gems.
"15.02.2017 00:20:08" wsj.com An Ode to Fur and Fluff at the Westminster Kennel Club Show We take a look at some of these lords of the prance, both large and small. Photo/Video: Denise Blostein/The Wall Street Journal More than 2,500 dogs are competing at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Show.
"15.02.2017 00:00:27" wsj.com Trump's 'Stew of Uncertainties' Puts Hedge-Fund Managers on Alert Billionaire hedge-fund managers and day traders initially cheered Mr. Trump's surprise win, propelling major U.S. indexes to all-time highs on the hope of increased government spending, tax cuts and loosened regulation. Wall Street's early exuberance at the election of President Trump is giving way to reticence and in some instances outright hostility.
"14.02.2017 23:40:08" wsj.com Merkel Asks Tunisia to Take Back More Nationals who Fail Asylum Test Ms. Merkel's efforts to speed up deportations, already under way last year, gained new urgency after a Tunisian man rammed a truck into a Berlin Christmas Market last year, leaving 12 dead and scores wounded. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Tunisia to take back more of its nationals who fail to secure asylum in Berlin's latest effort to reduce the number of undocumented migrants in the country.
"14.02.2017 23:20:08" wsj.com Facebook Announces Launch of Television App Facebook announced a soon-to-come app that will allow users to stream videos in their news feed through set-top boxes such as Apple Inc.'s Apple TV and Amazon.com Inc.'s Fire TV. Facebook is bringing its video to your television.
"14.02.2017 23:00:40" wsj.com French Candidate Emmanuel Macron Says Russia Is Out to Torpedo His Campaign The campaign of candidate Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday in an email to supporters that the Russian government is trying to destabilize his candidacy by using state-funded media outlets to spread smears about his character. In the wake of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, a front-runner in France's presidential race is accusing Moscow of doing it again.
"14.02.2017 22:40:05" wsj.com The Chef Feeding the World's Impoverished, With Gourmet Food The Chef Feeding the World's Impoverished, With Gourmet Food For the 2016 Olympic Games, chef David Hertz co-founded a nonprofit in Rio de Janeiro to help feed those in need. Now he's made his mission global.
"14.02.2017 22:20:07" wsj.com Spicer Cites 'Lack of Trust' as Reason for Flynn's Resignation White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated, on Tuesday, that President Trump's "lack of trust" in National Security Adviser Mike Flynn led him to ask for Flynn's resignation. Photo: AP White House spokesman Sean Spicer cited a lack of trust as the reason for Mike Flynn's resignation as national security adviser.
"14.02.2017 22:00:50" wsj.com Trian Builds Stake in Procter & Gamble Trian Fund Management LP has built a large position in Procter & Gamble Co., the second shareholder activist in recent years to set its sights on the consumer-products giant. Procter & Gamble is facing a new activist investor: Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management.
"14.02.2017 21:40:24" wsj.com U.S. Stocks Again Close at New Highs Investors dumped bonds and scooped up stocks on fresh optimism about the U.S. economy. The moves came after Fed chief Janet Yellen signaled the central bank could consider raising short-term interest rates at its next policy meeting in March, citing Goldman Sachs shares hit an all-time closing high, a culmination of a heated rally in banking stocks.
"14.02.2017 21:20:10" blogs.wsj.com Ethics Office Calls for White House Probe Into Kellyanne Conway's Ivanka Trump Remarks A nonpartisan government ethics agency has recommended that the White House investigate and consider disciplining a senior adviser to President Donald Trump after she endorsed his daughter's fashion line in a television interview. A government ethics agency said there was a 'strong reason' to believe Special Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway violated government ethics regulations when she endorsed Ivanka Trump's fashion line in a television interview.
"14.02.2017 20:59:09" wsj.com PepsiCo Stock Loses Its Fizz PepsiCo stock's best days might be behind it after its recent rally stalled. The cola wars have gone from stalemate to rout. But are the best days in the past for PepsiCo? "Ahead of the Tape" asks the question.
"14.02.2017 20:40:20" wsj.com Cigna Calls Off Merger With Anthem Cigna called off the roughly $48 billion merger with Anthem and filed a lawsuit against its suitor, the second such health-insurer deal to fall apart. Cigna is suing Anthem for more than $13 billion in damages and giving up its pursuit of a tieup after a federal judge blocked the insurers' merger.
"14.02.2017 20:22:41" wsj.com White House Says Trump Asked for Flynn's Resignation After Loss of Trust President Donald Trump asked for the resignation of Mike Flynn as his national security adviser because he had lost his trust and confidence after conflicting statements about his contacts with Russian officials, White House press secretary Sean Spicer President Donald Trump decided the situation surrounding former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn was unsustainable, and he grew increasingly concerned that Mr. Flynn had misled top administration officials, the White House said.
"14.02.2017 20:00:47" wsj.com Samsung Chromebook Pro vs. iPad Pro: Find the Best Laptop-Tablet Hybrid What is the best laptop-tablet hybrid? Personal tech columnist Joanna Stern reviews the Samsung Chromebook Pro, available in April, and compares it with the iPad Pro. Microsoft has its Surface Pro; Apple has its iPad Pro. Now Google and Samsung have teamed up on the Chromebook Pro. Like the other two, this $550 machine aims to be the Swiss army knife of computers: It's a laptop, tablet and sketch-notepad in one.
"14.02.2017 19:50:13" wsj.com White House Facing More Russia Questions After Mike Flynn Resignation The Trump administration faced fresh pressure from some lawmakers over its communications with Russia and the operations of the White House inner circle, following the resignation of Mike Flynn as national security adviser. The resignation of Mike Flynn has added a new edge to congressional probes into Russian hacking.
"14.02.2017 19:40:12" wsj.com Andrew Lincoln of 'The Walking Dead' on Rick Grimes: 'He's Got His Strut Back' Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on "The Walking Dead," says his character has "got his strut back." Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on "The Walking Dead," says his character has "got his strut back."
"14.02.2017 19:30:24" wsj.com Russian Tech Entrepreneur Denies Link to Donald Trump Hacking Report Russian tech entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev says he has no idea why his company appears in a report that makes unsubstantiated allegations involving Donald Trump. Russian tech entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev says he has no idea why his company appears in a report that makes unsubstantiated allegations involving Donald Trump.
"14.02.2017 19:01:17" wsj.com Bonds Tied to Dying Malls Could Be the Next 'Big Short' Alder Hill Management is making a case against commercial mortgage-backed securities tied to retail property, saying it expects more defaults to occur in lower-quality malls during the wave of retail closures. The next big short opportunity is in the debt of dying shopping malls, according to one prominent New York hedge fund.
"14.02.2017 18:40:02" wsj.com Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Prepares for High-Stakes Talks With Trump Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began meetings in Washington ahead of a critical summit with President Donald Trump that officials in both countries hope will clarify the new U.S. administration's policies in the Middle East. Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu began meetings in Washington ahead of a critical summit with President Donald Trump.
"14.02.2017 18:20:06" wsj.com Why Messrs. Test, Null and Sample Say the Internet Bugs Them People with surnames that computers, or the people operating them, automatically discard as fakes endure endless mix-ups—from renting cars to registering for Facebook; 'a lot of lazy engineering' If your last name is Test, Null or Sample, you may have a hard time navigating everyday tasks online.
"14.02.2017 18:00:12" wsj.com Trump Puts NATO Allies in the Crosshairs Over Military Spending U.S. officials head to Europe seeking to put new muscle behind a long-standing demand that allies spend more on defense—including pressing Germany to add tens of billions of dollars to its military budget. U.S. officials head to Europe seeking to put new muscle behind a long-standing demand that allies spend more on defense.
"14.02.2017 17:55:17" wsj.com Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in Etan Patz Murder Trial A New York City jury reached a guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. A New York City jury reached a guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.
"14.02.2017 17:40:06" wsj.com After Mike Flynn, Donald Trump's White House Is at a Crossroads The resignation of National Security Adviser Mike Flynn could either help steer Donald Trump's White House toward calmer waters or usher in more questions about connections to Russia, Gerald F. Seib writes. The resignation of National Security Adviser Mike Flynn could either help steer Donald Trump's White House toward calmer waters or usher in more questions about connections to Russia, Gerald F. Seib writes in Capital Journal.
"14.02.2017 17:20:13" wsj.com PewDiePie Show Canceled By Google's YouTube YouTube is canceling its top star's show and removing his channel from its preferred-advertising program after he made anti-Semitic jokes or showed Nazi imagery in nine videos. YouTube is canceling its top star's show and removing his channel from its preferred-advertising program after he made anti-Semitic jokes or showed Nazi imagery in nine videos.
"14.02.2017 17:00:40" wsj.com Your Blueprint for Career Advancement Needs Updating How to take a more regular, active role in making your professional life as good as it can be. We should all have a career fitness plan and it doesn't have to be a daunting chore. Here are some signs your career plan needs a workout:
"14.02.2017 16:56:45" Critics 'Ballistic' Over Trump Advisor Stephen Miller | TheSho... Donald Trump's senior advisor, Stephen Miller, stirred controversy among Trump critics after his weekend talk show tour where he defended the president's positions on voter fraud on the travel ban. What did critics find so alarming? WSJ's Jason Bellini
"14.02.2017 16:40:05" wsj.com Race to Revamp Shopping Malls Takes a Nasty Turn As mall owners scramble to redevelop aging properties, they are being hamstrung by arcane agreements signed decades ago with department stores that govern how the centers are used. As mall owners scramble to redevelop aging properties, they are being hamstrung by arcane agreements signed decades ago with department stores that govern how the centers are used.
"14.02.2017 16:20:05" wsj.com The Possible Successors to Flynn as National Security Adviser Former Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus and retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward are also under consideration. Keith Kellogg, the chief of staff at the National Security Council who advised Donald Trump during the campaign, is serving as interim national security adviser and is being considered as a permanent replacement.
"14.02.2017 16:00:38" wsj.com Growing Future Scientists in a Lab New Jersey nonprofit Students 2 Science aims to get teenagers hooked on science with real-world experiments in a high-tech lab. Dr. Winslow leased space across from a cemetery in East Hanover, N.J., rustled up $4 million worth of donated equipment and recruited volunteer scientists to show teenagers the wonder of real-world experiments. His goal: getting them hooked on science so
"14.02.2017 15:26:45" wsj.com In Trump Age, Taking a Different Tack on Workplace Diversity Since the election of President Donald Trump, corporate diversity chiefs are rethinking their roles. They are making an effort to include people who may have felt left out—including white men. And they're looking to justify programs by showing bottom-line “The discourse in the U.S. presidential election, even though rancorous, was a sharp reminder that we need to address a broader set of diversity dimensions, in particular, socioeconomic opportunity,” says Kara Helander, a former diversity chief for
"14.02.2017 15:00:44" wsj.com The Connection Between Leadership and a Pilot's License Chief executives who pilot planes in their spare time are more likely to inspire original thinking at their companies, according to a new study. As U.S. companies set their sights on the next blockbuster innovation, management researchers are taking a fresh look at where big ideas come from. To spark new advances in technology and science, it may help for more top executives to take flying
"14.02.2017 14:43:34" wsj.com North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's Brother Killed in Malaysia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's older half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, was killed in Malaysia, according to a person familiar with the matter. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's older half-brother Kim Jong Nam was killed in Malaysia on Monday, eliminating a reform-minded member of North Korea's ruling dynasty. It is unclear who may have been behind the killing. A Malaysian police chief said Kim
"14.02.2017 14:03:04" wsj.com Peugeot in Talks to Buy General Motors' European Operations Opel French car maker Peugeot said it was in talks with General Motors over a potential acquisition of its European business Opel. GM's Opel business in Europe has failed to make money since before 2000, racking up $15 billion in losses over the past decade and a half.
"14.02.2017 13:52:07" wsj.com Gates Foundation Asks U.S. and Other Nations to Not Give Up on Foreign Aid Bill and Melinda Gates have a message to the U.S. and other nations that have recently signaled they will prioritize domestic needs: don't give up on foreign aid. The U.S. spends less than 1% of its annual budget on foreign aid, but the money has saved millions of lives, the co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said in recent interviews in advance of the release of their widely read annual letter.
"14.02.2017 13:50:04" wsj.com Colleges, Faced With Funding Cuts, Target Tenure Trims States and schools look to winnow longtime faculty positions with tougher standards and fewer protections. For decades, tenured professors held some of the most prestigious and secure jobs in the U.S. Now, their status is under attack at public and private colleges alike.
"14.02.2017 13:35:00" wsj.com Pricey Virtual-Reality Headsets Slow to Catch On Proponents have heralded virtual reality as the next big step in computing. But while less costly VR goggles that rely on smartphones have sold well, sales of costlier headsets that tether to powerful computers or videogame machines haven't lived up to Proponents have heralded virtual reality, or VR, as the next big step in computing. But while less costly VR goggles that rely on smartphones have sold well, sales of costlier headsets that tether to powerful computers or videogame machines haven't lived
"14.02.2017 13:30:06" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. Today's top stories: Gerard Baker on Mike Flynn's resignation and more news.
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"14.02.2017 13:12:50" wsj.com Aetna, Humana Mutually End Merger Agreement Aetna and Humana won't appeal a judge's decision to block their merger on antitrust grounds, avoiding what had been widely seen as an uphill battle to preserve the $34 billion deal. A $34 billion deal bites the dust on antitrust grounds
"14.02.2017 12:27:57" wsj.com Tech Firms Fuel Berlin Office Boom Rental contracts in attractive central locations in Berlin are being auctioned off after years in which tenants were able to dictate lease terms A booming tech-startup scene is fueling a renaissance of the Berlin's moribund office market.
"14.02.2017 11:29:45" wsj.com Bail In, Bailout: When a European Bank Is on the Brink Britain's Co-operative Bank PLC could pose a fresh test to the regime for bank bailouts in Europe, as efforts by policy makers after the financial crisis to have shareholders and bondholders bear losses ahead of taxpayers have provided little certainty of What happens when a European bank is on the brink? The regime for bank rescues gives little certainty to investors.
"14.02.2017 11:10:06" blogs.wsj.com Four Charts Showing How Indians Could Be Among the Worst Hit if Trump Tightens Borders President Donald Trump has tried to ban people from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and has begun deportation raids, following through on his campaign promise to creating a more cautious, less open America. Here are four charts These charts show how Indians could be among the worst hit if Donald J. Trump tightens borders.
"14.02.2017 10:32:25" wsj.com Netanyahu to Meet With Trump While Facing Probes at Home Scandals have dented Mr. Netanyahu's standing, according to polls, and emboldened opposition politicians to seek his ouster Corruption probes have left Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weakened and vulnerable at home on the eve of his first summit with President Donald Trump.
"14.02.2017 10:30:00" North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's brother killed in Malaysia wh... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's brother killed in Malaysia while boarding a plane. Are you doing enough to advance your career? Valentine's Day: Understanding the four phases of love.
"14.02.2017 09:47:27" wsj.com Mike Flynn's Brief White House Stint Caps Contentious Career Mr. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, served less than four weeks as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Mike Flynn's arrival at the White House last month followed a military career and post-military life marked by contentious periods.
"14.02.2017 09:01:04" wsj.com Dogs Make Debut at Westminster Kennel Club Show Three dog breeds, including a curly Hungarian herder and a hairless American pooch, are competing for the first time at this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. Photo: AP and Getty Images Three dog breeds, including a curly Hungarian herder and a hairless American pooch, are competing for the first time at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.
"14.02.2017 08:30:22" wsj.com French Bonds Suffer From Foreign Investors' Au Revoir Government bonds weaken ahead of the presidential election this spring, while equity and corporate bonds have mainly held up. French government bonds have steadily weakened ahead of the country's presidential election this spring, but French shares and corporate bonds have mainly held up. Panicked foreign investors may help explain why.
"14.02.2017 08:00:43" wsj.com Flynn Departure Unlikely to Cool Congressional Probes Michael Flynn's resignation as Donald Trump's national security adviser is unlikely to quell congressional calls—especially from Democrats—for further investigations into ties between Russia and Mr. Trump's team. “But Flynn's departure does not end questions over his contacts with the Russians, which have been alleged to have begun well before Dec. 29.”
"14.02.2017 07:30:15" wsj.com Japan's Abe Says Washington Approves of Tokyo's Economic Strategy Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that following his weekend meeting with President Donald Trump that Washington approved of Tokyo's economic strategy, including monetary easing that has pushed the yen down. Shinzo Abe expressed confidence that the relationship he built with Donald J. Trump would pay dividends, saying he found the president easy to talk to and well-mannered. “When you play golf with someone, it's surprising how much you learn about his
"14.02.2017 07:00:10" blogs.wsj.com Why the U.S. Could Suffer Deeper Economic Shock Than China in a Trade War A lot of economists aren't factoring a U.S.-China trade war into their central forecasts, counting on the Trump administration to curb its sharpest protectionist tendencies. But what if it doesn't? Here's why the U.S. could suffer a deeper economic shock than China in a trade war.
"14.02.2017 06:30:16" blogs.wsj.com When It Comes to Mandarin, Bill Gates Is No Mark Zuckerberg Bill Gates is the latest U.S. tech executive to risk ridicule by speaking publicly in Chinese, joining Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Uber's Travis Kalanick. But his brief, accented remarks made clear that while he might rival Mr. Zuckerberg in Bill Gates is the latest U.S. tech executive to risk ridicule by speaking publicly in Chinese.
"14.02.2017 06:00:06" wsj.com Corporate-Bond-Fund Buying Surges Despite Tighter Spreads Investors are snapping up U.S. corporate bonds as the yield available to cushion them from losses is the thinnest in two years. The reach for yield is alive and well.
"14.02.2017 05:30:06" wsj.com Trump Travel Ban Likely Unconstitutional, Federal Judge in Virginia Finds Judge halts enforcement of portion of order in the state. A federal judge in Virginia said that President Donald J. Trump's executive order on immigration was likely unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction blocking part of the administration's efforts to restrict entry to the United States.
"14.02.2017 05:00:21" blogs.wsj.com Text of National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's Resignation Letter Here is the statement from the White House announcing Mike Flynn's resignation, followed by the text of Mr. Flynn's resignation letter. Read Mike Flynn's resignation letter.
"14.02.2017 04:35:12" wsj.com Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Resigns Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, resigned Monday as he was under increasing fire over his conflicting statements about his contacts with Russian officials before the inauguration, a senior administration official said. Mike Flynn's resignation was accepted by Donald J. Trump after information about his Russia contacts continued to emerge while the president was “evaluating” whether to keep him in his post.
"14.02.2017 04:20:07" wsj.com Apple Shares Close at All-Time High That puts Apple's market value at about $700 billion, which is more than $120 billion ahead of the No. 2 company, Google parent Alphabet Inc.—which not long ago was challenging Apple for the top spot—and beyond the values of Exxon Mobil Corp. and J.P. Investors gave Apple a lift on Monday, sending the technology giant's shares to $133.29, just above their previous record-closing high.
"14.02.2017 04:00:51" wsj.com Subway Janitor by Night, Novelist by Day Enrique Ferrari, a subway janitor in Buenos Aires, is drawing global acclaim as a writer of noir thrillers. After the subway closes at 11 p.m., Enrique Ferrari starts mopping the platforms, all the while conjuring up characters and plot lines for his next thriller. His novels have won literary prizes in Europe and Cuba.
"14.02.2017 03:40:03" wsj.com No Drugs for Back Pain, New Guidelines Say The American College of Physicians says back pain of all kinds should be treated with natural and alternative therapies, such as exercise, acupuncture and mindfulness. Skip the meds. Lower back pain—one of the most common reasons for a doctor's visit—is best treated with alternative, natural and psychological therapies, say new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.
"14.02.2017 03:20:07" wsj.com U.S. Immigration Agents Arrest More Than 680 in Raids The Department of Homeland Security reported that a five-day enforcement “surge” in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York and San Antonio, among others, as well as in six Southern California counties, had resulted in the arrests U.S. authorities said Monday that immigration agents had apprehended more than 680 people in enforcement operations that spanned several regions of the country last week.
"14.02.2017 03:00:44" wsj.com Followers of Cattleman Cliven Bundy Face Trials in Armed Standoffs The trials, in Las Vegas and Portland, stem from protests led by Bundy family members. Trials are under way or set to start for 10 followers of cattleman Cliven Bundy and his sons involving armed standoffs with authorities, one at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and the second over alleged illegal cattle grazing in Nevada.
"14.02.2017 02:40:04" wsj.com Why Every NHL Team Should Fire Its Coach More than any other sport, replacing a hockey coach midseason has the greatest immediate impact; the Islanders and Blues are proving this true Of the countless tweaks an NHL coach can make for an underachieving team, one stands out for its disproportional success rate: getting yourself fired.
"14.02.2017 02:20:07" wsj.com Chesapeake Energy Settles With Estate of Former CEO The Oklahoma City-based company was seeking $445 million in damages from Mr. McClendon's estate for the alleged theft of maps and data. Chesapeake Energy and the estate of its former chief executive, the late Aubrey McClendon, have agreed to settle a legal dispute involving claims that Mr. McClendon stole sensitive documents from Chesapeake to start a rival company.
"14.02.2017 02:00:11" wsj.com David Shulkin Confirmed as Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Unanimous Vote Dr. Shulkin is one of a small handful of President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees to receive bipartisan support. In a unanimous vote, the Senate on Monday night confirmed Dr. David Shulkin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. He will be the first nonveteran to head the sprawling department.
"14.02.2017 01:45:11" wsj.com U.S. Eyes New Tactic to Press China Under the plan, the commerce secretary would designate the practice of currency manipulation as an unfair subsidy when employed by any country, instead of singling out China, said people briefed on or involved in formulating the policy. The White House is exploring a new tactic to discourage China from undervaluing its currency to boost exports, part of an evolving Trump administration strategy to challenge the practices of the U.S.'s largest trading partner while stepping back from
"14.02.2017 01:30:10" wsj.com Donald Trump 'Evaluates' the Fate of Adviser Mike Flynn The evaluation, which White House press secretary Sean Spicer cited on Monday, confirms that a process of review has begun in the days since American officials said that Mr. Flynn discussed the issue of U.S. sanctions against Moscow in phone calls with President Trump and top White House aides are “evaluating” the fate of National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, as he comes under increasing fire over his conflicting statements about his contacts with Russian officials before the inauguration, officials
"14.02.2017 01:14:01" wsj.com Disney Severs Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts Since August, PewDiePie has posted nine videos that include anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery, according to a review of his channel by The Wall Street Journal. Disney said it was severing ties with Felix Kjellberg, a top star with 53 million subscribers to his "PewDiePie" YouTube channel, after The Wall Street Journal inquired about videos he posted including anti-Semitic jokes and Nazi imagery.
"14.02.2017 01:00:35" wsj.com Lance Armstrong Will Face Trial of Lawsuit by U.S., Judge Rules The Justice Department in a civil lawsuit is alleging Mr. Armstrong defrauded the government by accepting sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service while taking performance-enhancing drugs. It is seeking nearly $100 million in damages. A federal judge ruled Monday that the federal government's false-claims lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong should proceed to trial, rejecting his arguments that he should win the case now.
"14.02.2017 00:39:07" wsj.com Steven Mnuchin Confirmed as Treasury Secretary Mr. Mnuchin, who served as Mr. Trump's campaign-finance chair last year, spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. before leaving in 2002 to work in the hedge-fund industry. The Senate confirmed financier Steven Mnuchin as the next Treasury secretary Monday evening, placing him in a leading position to advance President Trump's plans to revamp financial regulation and the U.S. tax code.
"14.02.2017 00:20:04" wsj.com Flag Football Is More Dangerous for Children Than You Think Flag football actually produces injuries at a higher rate than the traditional tackle version of the game, according to a new study. Flag football may not be a safer alternative for youngsters after all.
"14.02.2017 00:01:01" wsj.com What the Vix Is Really Telling the Markets Now The historical parallels are scary because when investors anticipate that volatility will be low, it can be sign of excessive complacency. The last time U.S. stock market volatility started the year this low was in 2007, shortly before the subprime crisis hit. Before that, it was 1994, a year when the U.S. Federal Reserve shocked markets and hedge funds blew up.
"13.02.2017 23:40:05" wsj.com How the A's Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Oakland The Warriors' exit and the Raiders' possible relocation could present an opportunity for the Athletics as the city's last team standing A stunning turnaround for an organization that hasn't always been particularly kind to fans in Oakland:
"13.02.2017 23:20:10" wsj.com Subway Florists in Full Bloom For Valentine's Day Florists have set up shop in New York City subway stations, adding a whiff of whimsy and color to an otherwise drab and gritty environment, particularly on Valentine's Day. There are eight florists operating in New York City subway stations, and they face unique challenges.
"13.02.2017 23:00:22" wsj.com Apple Shares Hit All-Time Closing High as Investors Await Next iPhone Investors' high hopes for the 10th-anniversary iPhone propelled Apple shares above their previous closing level—and prompted some investors to look ahead to what comes next. Apple's new record share price means it's valued more than Exxon and J.P. Morgan Chase combined.
"13.02.2017 22:40:08" wsj.com U.S. Puts Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Sanctions List The move, which would freeze any of Mr. El Aissami's assets in the U.S., was announced by the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami has been put on a sanctions list by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly aiding drug traffickers and Middle Eastern terrorists.
"13.02.2017 22:20:14" wsj.com Trump Says North Korea a 'Big, Big Problem' That Will Be Dealt With 'Very Strongly' During the press conference, Mr. Trump said he would “deal with that very strongly,” referring to North Korea. He didn't provide more specifics. President Trump said that North Korea is “a big, big problem,” during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his first comments about Pyongyang since the regime conducted a ballistic missile test over the weekend.
"13.02.2017 22:00:19" wsj.com Millennials Are Less Mobile Than Young People Have Been in Decades Today's young Americans are less mobile than the previous four generations were at the same age, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center using recently released U.S. Census data. Most millennials are unmarried, childless and mortgageless, which should mean they have boundless freedom to pursue opportunities in different places.
It seems the opposite is the case.
"13.02.2017 21:40:11" wsj.com World Press Photo Announces Contest Winners Please note, some of the photos are graphic. The World Press Photo Foundation announced its picks of the best photojournalism of the year. Here are some of the winners.
"13.02.2017 21:20:06" wsj.com How Do Saudis Celebrate Valentine's Day? Very Carefully On February 14, it's best to keep the red roses and helium balloons on the down low; strict laws and religious police keep a tight lid on romance. Whatever you call February 14 in Saudi Arabia, just don't call it Valentine's Day.
"13.02.2017 21:00:59" wsj.com 'The Walking Dead' Returns From Midseason Hiatus In “Rock in the Road,” we see chieftain Rick Grimes finally ready to take on the strongman Negan, and looking for allies. The Alexandrians are back together in body and soul—albeit with fewer bodies—as “The Walking Dead” returned on Sunday from its self-imposed midseason hiatus.
"13.02.2017 20:40:07" wsj.com The Biggest Surprises in Retirement Like surprises? Retirement—for better and worse—will change your life more than you anticipate. That's the consensus of those who should know best: retirees themselves. We asked readers about the things they didn't anticipate about retirement. With surprises running the gamut from the wonderful to the devastating, they had plenty to say.
"13.02.2017 20:20:11" wsj.com Trump Pledges Close Ties With Canada on Trade, Security Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stresses mutual respect, says "we won't always agree on everything." President Donald Trump said the U.S. and Canada would continue to work closely together on trade and security issues after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"13.02.2017 20:00:20" wsj.com The Best Sleepover Strategy for Parents Parents struggle with whether to let rules slide or to intervene in the group dynamics. Make snacks, such as tacos, that require you to check in and replenish. What parents hate most: sleepovers. Here's how to keep calm and involved, but not overbearing.
"13.02.2017 19:40:06" wsj.com Retailers Object to EU Plan for Stricter Online Security Retailers are slamming a European Union proposal that would require customers to enter extra security information for online purchases above €10, saying the extra hassle could cut online sales by more than €11 billion a year. Businesses and credit-card companies in the EU worry they will lose sales if online purchases become too cumbersome.
"13.02.2017 19:35:09" wsj.com Consumers Are Going to Love the End of Net Neutrality—at First The Trump administration looks likely to change a foundational principle of America's tech ecosystem. And consumers are going to love the government's possible first steps at dismantling net neutrality, writes Christopher Mims. One of the most basic principles of the internet is either in mortal peril or undergoing a rapid evolution. Advocates for “net neutrality”—the principle that all data transmitted through the internet should be treated equally—argue it is needed for
"13.02.2017 19:15:15" wsj.com Indoor Farming Takes Root at California Startup A California startup is working on growing vegetables for the local market at a tricked-out warehouse. Plenty United's aim is to produce for 'people, not trucks.' A group of tech entrepreneurs and investors including billionaires Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt are betting a startup, 100 miles north of California's “salad bowl” produce-farming epicenter, can redefine how vegetables and fruits are grown for local
"13.02.2017 19:00:01" Apple Inc. stock trades above its all-time closing high as enthusiasm builds for 10-year-anniversary iPhone. Here's why the tech company could see more good news.
"13.02.2017 18:40:06" wsj.com The New Hot Spot for NYC Office Space: Brooklyn Several deals are stoking optimism among Brooklyn developers betting companies in the technology, advertising and media sectors will choose office space in the borough over Manhattan. More tech, advertising and media firms are leaving Manhattan and moving across the river to Brooklyn, tempted by lower office rents and shorter commutes for workers. http://on.wsj.com/2l0MGf7
"13.02.2017 18:30:48" wsj.com Lawmakers Probing Firm's Decision to Charge $89,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Two congressional lawmakers are investigating how Marathon Pharmaceuticals set a price of $89,000 for an old steroidal drug that has been available for decades in Europe at a fraction of that price. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings are investigating Marathon Pharmaceuticals' decision to put an $89,000 price tag an old drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy http://on.wsj.com/2kjWt2I
"13.02.2017 18:20:13" wsj.com Lawmakers Probing Firm's Decision to Charge $89,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Two congressional lawmakers are investigating how Marathon Pharmaceuticals set a price of $89,000 for an old steroidal drug that has been available for decades in Europe at a fraction of that price. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings are investigating Marathon Pharmaceuticals' decision to put an $89,000 price tag an old drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
"13.02.2017 18:01:11" wsj.com Have the Best (Single) Valentine's Day For people without spouses and partners Valentine's Day doesn't have to mean loneliness. It can be a chance to indulge in a trip to Rome, a massage, or a luxe dinner date with a platonic friend. Don't hide on Valentine's Day if you are single, seize the day.
"13.02.2017 17:52:24" WSJ. Custom Studios Valentine's Day Deliveries: How to Send Chocolate Properly.
"13.02.2017 17:30:41" wsj.com Female Captains Command Respect, but Not Many Ships Female officers remain a rare sight on Greek-owned ships and world-wide, despite efforts to encourage more women to heed the sea's call. Greece is the No. 1 ship-owning nation by tonnage, controlling about a fifth of the world's merchant fleet but its lack of women at the helm. Fewer than 20 of nearly 3,000 Greek captains named since 2010 have been women, despite government encouragement.
"13.02.2017 17:10:05" wsj.com The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade Evan Morris, a high-flying corporate lobbyist, is suspected of embezzling millions of dollars in what is shaping up to be a sprawling Washington influence scandal Evan Morris, an ambitious corporate lobbyist, pioneered many of the new ways companies seek to influence the federal government. Along the way, rewarded for his success, he developed a taste for fine wines, cigars and fast cars. Today, federal prosecutors
"13.02.2017 16:54:05" wsj.com How Do Saudis Celebrate Valentine's Day? Very Carefully On February 14, it's best to keep the red roses and helium balloons on the down low; strict laws and religious police keep a tight lid on romance. Whatever you call February 14 in Saudi Arabia, just don't call it Valentine's Day. Religious police prowl for sale items associated with the holiday, which is banned here despite its secular makeover in the West over the centuries.
"13.02.2017 16:30:26" wsj.com Karl Lagerfeld is Never Satisfied At 83, Karl Lagerfeld—the longest-running, hardest-working designer in fashion—has reluctantly achieved iconic status. But celebrity hasn't dulled the Chanel artistic director's passion for chasing what's new and thinking he can do better Like Andy Warhol, designer Karl Lagerfeld knows the power of his image, even if the result is fame so engulfing that it has resulted in a kind of self-imposed captivity. "It's my fault. I became too cartoonish and easy to recognize," says Lagerfeld, of
"13.02.2017 16:30:00" How to Limit Facebook's On This Day / Friendversary Alerts A few settings tricks help weed out memories you may not want to relive: http://on.wsj.com/2kAP6lM
"13.02.2017 16:10:08" wsj.com People Trying to Save Prefer Accounts That Are Hard to Tap The research suggests policy makers could make retirement accounts even more restrictive without reducing their appeal. While people liquidate their retirement accounts prematurely for a variety of reasons—some need the money, others just find liquidation easier than rolling it over—the vast majority of workers come to regret that decision.
"13.02.2017 15:50:08" wsj.com Gray Wolf Is Again a Political Flashpoint in the Midwest A group of U.S. lawmakers want to supersede a court ruling and remove the gray wolf from federal protection, reigniting a yearslong tussle that has pitted hunters and ranchers against conservationists. The gray wolf, on the brink of extinction in the mid-20th century, has battled back, largely thanks to its inclusion on the Endangered Species Act list in 1978. There were 3,600 wolves in the western Great Lakes region in 2015, the most recent count.
"13.02.2017 15:30:16" wsj.com 'Buy America' Push Tests Steel Industry Steel industry increasingly could feel the pinch of 'Buy America,' despite infrastructure push . In the thicket of the federal bureaucracy, different parts of the U.S. government don't always agree on what “made in America” means. That has frustrated steel companies who own several large mills in the U.S. but whose products cannot be used in highway
"13.02.2017 15:05:35" blogs.wsj.com Apple Shares in Record Territory Investors are rediscovering their enthusiasm for Apple Inc., sending shares of the world's most valuable public company into record territory for the first time in nearly two years. Investors are rediscovering their enthusiasm for Apple, sending the stock of the world's most valuable public company into record territory for the first time in nearly two years.
"13.02.2017 14:09:10" wsj.com Italy's Vaccination Rates Raise Government's Concern Italy is the latest front in Europe's growing antivaccine trend, fueled in part by groups that oppose mandatory injections and raise doubts over their safety. The share of Italian one-year-olds immunized against measles has dropped by at least 5 percentage points since 2012, dipping below the comparable rate for India.
"13.02.2017 13:40:05" wsj.com The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker. Today's top stories: Gerard Baker on Mike Flynn's tenuous White House position and more news.
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"13.02.2017 13:31:00" Verizon customers get unlimited data plans. Adele's five Gramm... Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero: Verizon offering unlimited service to new and existing customers. Adele wins the diva showdown with Beyoncé at the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs. Do children learn from their mistakes better if they know their intelligence
"13.02.2017 13:20:17" wsj.com Commerce Nominee Wilbur Ross Will Keep His Stake in Chinese-Government-Backed Company Wilbur Ross Jr. plans to keep millions of dollars invested in offshore entities whose values could be affected by policies that he implements as commerce secretary. Wilbur Ross Jr. plans to keep millions of dollars invested in offshore entities whose values could be affected by policies that he implements as commerce secretary.
"13.02.2017 12:50:49" wsj.com Missile Test Advances North Korea's Offensive Posture Launch highlights North Korea's new technological developments Sunday's missile launch puts Pyongyang on track to greatly enhance the stealth and reliability of future long-range missile launches, experts say.
"13.02.2017 12:30:16" blogs.wsj.com The Cash Transfusion Critical to Curing India's Anemic Economy – The Numbers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise announcement that he was cancelling 86% of the country's cash overnight triggered weeks of panic and long lines of people trying to exchange or deposit their old notes. Here are a few figures to show just how These numbers show just how far along India is in its war on cash.
"13.02.2017 11:40:05" wsj.com Employers Balk at Curbs on Generous Health Plans GOP caps on tax-free benefits draw similar opposition as Affordable Care Act's 'Cadillac Tax' The Affordable Care Act's tax on high-cost employer health plans faced sharp opposition from employers and unions. Now, Republicans are drawing equal fire for proposals that those groups say would have some of the same effects.
"13.02.2017 10:40:58" wsj.com President Trump's Tweets Have Companies Playing Defense It only takes 140 characters to send a company into a state of panic Companies across the country are drafting plans for “war rooms” to address potential criticism in the form of a surprise presidential tweet.
"13.02.2017 09:45:20" wsj.com The Soccer Star Who Loves Getting Kicked “When people don't touch me, that means I'm not doing well, I'm no good.” Eden Hazard of Chelsea has been fouled more times than anyone in the Premier League the last four years, and he loves it.
"13.02.2017 09:00:20" wsj.com Adele Says "Hello" to Five Grammy Awards, Beating Beyoncé Adele's album, “25,” swept the Grammy's and won five awards—including best album, song of the year and record of the year, beating rival Beyoncé in the top three categories. Photo: Retuers Adele's album, “25,” swept the Grammy's and won five awards--including best album, song of the year and record of the year, beating rival Beyoncé in the top three categories.
"13.02.2017 08:30:25" wsj.com Here's One Industry Where the U.S. Is Already Catching China—Fertilizers Low gas prices are the key factor in a surge in U.S. fertilizer output. While President Donald J. Trump vows to reinvigorate struggling American industries and regain ground lost to rivals like China, the process is already under way in the U.S.'s booming fertilizer industry.
"13.02.2017 08:00:32" blogs.wsj.com See How India's Biker Gangs and Bollywood Stars are Boycotting Cash to Help the Needy An earnest band of Indian activists is asking rich people to boycott money, so there's more for the needy. This is why India's hottest Bollywood stars say they are boycotting cash.
"13.02.2017 07:30:19" wsj.com IMF's Stand on Greek Bailout Unnerves Europe Some worry about prolonged deadlock as new debt crisis emerges. Even as European governments are desperate to resolve a months-old standoff over the next phase of Greece's bailout program, the IMF is holding firm on terms, Simon Nixon writes.
"13.02.2017 07:00:34" wsj.com Oil Companies' Hottest Market Is Low on Fuel Energy firms are investing billions in refineries in Asia, but their plans are butting up against a glut in refined fuels that could last for years. Oil companies' big bet on demand in their fastest-growing market is getting less lucrative.
"13.02.2017 06:30:22" wsj.com India's Bike-Riding Patriots Rally Against Cash A band of self-proclaimed patriots in India is urging millions of countrymen to give up cash and use e-payments instead, to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to fight counterfeiting and tax evasion. Video/Photo: Karan Deep Singh/The Wall India's self-proclaimed patriots are leaving no stone unturned to urge millions of Indians to give up cash.
"13.02.2017 06:00:24" wsj.com Thousands Evacuated as Oroville Dam's Auxiliary Spillway Threatens to Fail Authorities issued emergency evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people living downstream from Northern California's Lake Oroville late Sunday, after an auxiliary spillway that was put into service over the weekend appeared in danger of failure due State and local officials said they were racing to plug a hole that opened up in the backup spillway Sunday.
"13.02.2017 05:30:20" wsj.com Samsung Heir Faces New Questions About Role in Political Scandal Lee Jae-yong will be questioned based on findings uncovered in the past few weeks, the special prosecutor's office said. South Korean prosecutors summoned Lee Jae-yong, the third-generation heir of the Samsung conglomerate, for a fresh round of questioning Monday, seeking answers about his role in a political corruption scandal.
"13.02.2017 05:00:24" wsj.com Trump's Harder Line on Mexico Casts Shadow on Long-Term Growth Picture President Donald Trump's threats to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement and build a wall at the U.S southern border are causing a reckoning for the Mexican economy before a single cinder block has been set or trade negotiation scheduled. “The key word for 2017 is uncertainty.”
"13.02.2017 04:30:14" wsj.com 'The Walking Dead' Returns From Midseason Hiatus Ready to take on Negan, Rick Grimes looks for allies. The Alexandrians are back together in body and soul—albeit with fewer bodies—as “The Walking Dead” returned on Sunday from its self-imposed midseason hiatus.
"13.02.2017 04:00:39" wsj.com Trump Faces Test Over North Korea Missile President Donald Trump is facing calls for a show of strength toward North Korea after Pyongyang's weekend launch of a ballistic missile, posing the first major challenge to his administration by a foreign leader and an awkward balancing act with China. The launch was a potent and troubling reminder of North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions as well as the limits of U.S. options.
"13.02.2017 03:38:55" wsj.com Chance the Rapper Wins Grammy for Best New Artist Chance the Rapper was named best new artist Sunday night at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, spotlighting the rise of music that can no longer be bought in CD form. Chance The Rapper's win may have the most impact on the music industry.
"13.02.2017 03:20:10" wsj.com Dana White Continues the Fight After a giant sale and payday—and a surprise speech for President Trump—UFC boss Dana White is reenergized and rolling forward. When the life-changing deal came together, Dana White admits he briefly fell apart.
"13.02.2017 03:00:34" wsj.com NHL Goalies Tend to Age Very Well While the skills of goalies are generally in steep decline by age 34, according to Hockey-Graphs.com, that hasn't been the case with Hall of Fame-caliber ones like Lundqvist. New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist hasn't had a great season, but age might not be the reason for his struggles.
"13.02.2017 02:40:07" wsj.com Border Tax Could Upend Global Markets, but Investors Shy Away From Any Bets Markets are struggling to size up the far-reaching impact of the so-called border adjustment, which would tax imports at a rate of 20% while exempting exports. A Republican tax plan has analysts predicting seismic shifts in global markets. But so far, few investors are willing to bet on it.
"13.02.2017 02:20:06" wsj.com The Next Facebook? Wall Street Sizes Up Snap's IPO Investors for months have been sizing up whether the company, known for its popular disappearing-messaging service, has a chance at becoming a social-media behemoth like Facebook Inc. Investors are preparing a barrage of questions for Snap executives ahead of the company's cross-country pitch, which could begin as soon as Friday.
"13.02.2017 02:00:08" wsj.com Mike Flynn's Position Grows Tenuous in White House Mr. Flynn has apologized to White House colleagues over the episode, which has created a rift with Vice President Mike Pence and diverted attention from the administration's message to his own dealings, the official said. The White House is reviewing whether to retain National Security Adviser Mike Flynn amid a furor over his contacts with Russian officials before President Trump took office.
"13.02.2017 01:40:58" wsj.com Attorney General Signals Pullback From Obama Initiative on Transgender Bathrooms The signal came in a Friday court filing from Justice Department lawyers withdrawing a request made last year by the Obama administration. That request came in response to a judge's ruling in a lawsuit challenging federal guidance to states on Newly instated U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has shown an early sign of backing away from an Obama administration initiative that directs schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the sex with which they
"13.02.2017 01:20:36" wsj.com Cyberattacks on International Banks Show Links to Hackers Who Hit Sony The hacks began late last year, installing unauthorized code on websites belonging to financial regulators, then using those to attack computers belonging to a select list of global financial institutions, according to researchers who have examined the Cybersecurity specialists have found evidence suggesting that recent attacks on institutions in Poland are part of an international hacking effort targeting financial institutions in the U.S., Mexico and the United Kingdom—an attack that shares traits
"13.02.2017 01:00:18" wsj.com Verizon, in a Reversal, Brings Back Unlimited Data Plans Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. have been chipping away at Verizon's customer growth, thanks in part to those carriers' aggressive pricing for unlimited data. Last year, AT&T Inc. started offering unlimited data plans to customers who also sign up for Verizon will start selling unlimited data plans on Monday, the first time it has offered such a service since 2011 and a sign that intense competition is forcing the nation's largest carrier to respond.
"13.02.2017 00:40:05" wsj.com Thousands March in Mexico City to Protest Trump, Peña-Nieto Marchers carried signs criticizing both the U.S. and Mexican leaders along the capital city's Paseo de La Reforma boulevard to the Angel of Independence monument. Thousands of protesters took to Mexico City's central thoroughfare Sunday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump and his plans to build a 2,000-mile border wall, while also blasting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and the ruling PRI party.
"13.02.2017 00:20:06" wsj.com Swiss Voters Reject Corporate Tax Overhaul Plan In rebuffing the government's proposals, voters were swayed by concerns the plan was too generous to corporations at the expense of individual taxpayers. Swiss voters rejected a corporate tax overhaul plan backed by the government, casting uncertainty over hopes to bring the country's tax policies in line with international norms while maintaining global competitiveness.
"13.02.2017 00:00:42" wsj.com North Korea Claims Successful Launch of Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile In a statement on Monday, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said leader Kim Jong Un personally guided the missile, which it called the Pukguksong-2, on Sunday. North Korea claimed a successful launch of a “surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile” during U.S. President Trump's weekend meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"12.02.2017 23:41:03" wsj.com Hospitals Weigh Difficult Choice Amid Travel-Ban Uncertainty President Donald Trump's travel ban has thrown U.S. hospitals and medical schools into confusion ahead of a deadline to select fledgling doctors for highly competitive training spots known as residencies. Hospital officials say President Trump's executive order leaves them with a difficult choice: forgo strong candidates from countries named in the order or risk vacancies if foreign doctors are barred from the U.S.
"12.02.2017 23:20:09" wsj.com Podemos Re-Elects Leader, Sticking to Its Anti-Establishment Roots Podemos surged in the polls in the year after its founding, challenging the decadeslong dominance of Spain's two establishment parties. Podemos—the leftist party that disrupted Spanish politics but is feuding internally—has re-elected Pablo Iglesias to its top leadership post, handing a defeat to the more moderate Íñigo Errejón.
"12.02.2017 23:00:16" wsj.com Mexican Migrants Signal They Prefer Detention to Deportation President Trump on Sunday called it a “crackdown on illegal criminals.” Mexican officials at a meeting in Phoenix called for support for a plan to jam U.S. immigration courts, while their undocumented compatriots urged lawmakers to make deep reforms at home.