News Archive for November 17, 2017

  • Treasury Calls for Overhaul of Systemically Important Designation

    Treasury Calls for Overhaul of Systemically Important Designation The Treasury Department has called for an overhaul of the process for designating financial institutions as systemically important.

  • The Bible of Bubbly

    Review: The Bible of Bubbly ‘Champagne’ The chalky hills of Champagne produce the world’s most fabled wines.

  • Review: The American ‘Gourmands’ Way’ Through France

    Review: The American ‘Gourmands’ Way’ Through France Americans like Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher came to Paris seeking ‘a better way of living and being.’

  • German Coalition Talks Fail to Bridge Gaps as Deadline Passes

    German Coalition Talks Fail to Bridge Gaps as Deadline Passes Angela Merkel’s path to a fourth term as German chancellor hit a hurdle when negotiations to form the country’s first three-party coalition reached a self-imposed deadline without an agreement on key policy areas.

  • U.S. Stocks Slip, on Track for Small Weekly Losses

    U.S. Stocks Slip U.S. stocks slipped Friday, putting the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average on course for narrow weekly losses.

  • Photos of the Day: Nov. 17

    Photos of the Day: Nov. 17 In photos selected Friday by Wall Street Journal editors, U.S. and Serbian soldiers take part in a joint airborne exercise, a schoolgirl watches a protest at a Siemens plant in Germany, Rohingya refugees trudge through water in Bangladesh, and more.

  • Review: Great and Marvelous ‘Wonders’

    Review: Great and Marvelous ‘Wonders’ Science doesn’t really destroy mystery. The physics of prisms was worked out in Isaac Newton’s day. But has anyone ever seen a rainbow and felt disappointed?

  • The Winning Formula for Tech IPOs

    The Winning Formula for Tech IPOs Tech investors may be pickier, but they are still willing to welcome new entrants—at the right price, as Stitch Fix learned this week.

  • U.S. Government Bonds Regain Strength After Selloff

    Treasurys Regain Strength U.S. government bonds strengthened, extending weekly gains as investors took advantage of lower prices following a modest selloff on Thursday.

  • As Bannon Readies for ‘War’ on GOP, Finding Donors May Be the First Battle

    As Bannon Readies for ‘War,’ Finding Donors May Be First Battle Steve Bannon has vowed to lead a “season of war” on Washington’s Republican establishment. But donors most likely to fund a disruptive campaign may be hard to win over.

  • Stitch Fix Shares Eke Out a Gain After IPO

    Stitch Fix Shares Eke Out a Gain After IPO Stitch Fix Inc. stumbled in its stock-market debut, dipping below its initial public offering price before eking out a gain at the close.

  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Appears in Public as Former Backers Desert Him

    Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Appears in Public as Former Backers Desert Him President Robert Mugabe on Friday made his first public appearance since the military took control of Zimbabwe, heightening the drama over the long-time leader’s fate as his remaining political support appeared to melt away.

  • Electronic Arts Pulls Microtransactions From ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ After Fan Backlash

    EA Pulls Microtransactions From ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ After Backlash Electronic Arts halted in-game sales of virtual goods in its sequel to “Star Wars Battlefront” on the eve of the game’s launch, bowing to pressure from customers fearing big spenders could gain an unfair edge.

  • Axios Raises $20 Million to Fund Newsroom Expansion

    Axios Raises $20 Million to Fund Newsroom Expansion The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing.

  • Lawmakers Say Latest $44 Billion Storm Aid Package Needs to Be Bigger

    Lawmakers Say Latest $44 Billion Storm Aid Package Needs to Be Bigger Lawmakers from both parties said the White House’s latest request for emergency disaster-relief funds falls far short of what is needed to recover from this year’s devastating storms, and braced for a political fight over how to pay for it.

  • A Love Poem of Biblical Proportions

    A Love Poem of Biblical Proportions A complex allegory extracts the Song of Songs from the sexual.

  • NATO Apologizes for Offending Turkey

    NATO Apologizes for Offending Turkey The head of NATO apologized to Turkey Friday after its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pulled his troops from a joint exercise he said had offended him and the nation’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

  • Five Best: James D. Hornfischer

    Five Best: James D. Hornfischer The author of ‘The Fleet at Flood Tide’ on total war in the Pacific.

  • Adolf de Meyer: Celebrity Photos, Blue Hair and Shimmering Style

    Adolf de Meyer: Celebrity Photos, Blue Hair and Shimmering Style New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art plans an exhibition of pioneering celebrity photographer Adolf de Meyer, famed for his shimmering style.

  • Apple Hits Pause on HomePod, Adding to List of Delays

    Apple Hits Pause on HomePod, Adding to List of Delays Apple Inc. pushed back the release of its HomePod smart speaker beyond Christmas, making it the latest new product from the company to miss its promised ship date.

  • Saudi Arabia Pursues Cash Settlements as Crackdown Expands

    Saudi Arabia Pursues Cash Settlements as Crackdown Expands Authorities in Saudi Arabia are widening a corruption probe that has reached the upper echelons of the royal family and entangled prominent businessmen who are now being asked to surrender assets in exchange for their freedom.

  • Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck Gets Orders From Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt

    Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck Gets Orders From Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt Some of the country’s biggest trucking fleets are among Tesla’s first customers for its all-electric big rig. J.B. Hunt Transport Services and Wal-Mart Stores said Friday they had reserved Tesla’s truck, which Chief Executive Elon Musk revealed at an event in Hawthorne, Calif., on Thursday.

  • Review: Getting in on the Ground Floor With Silicon Valley’s ‘Troublemakers’

    Review: Getting in on the Ground Floor With Silicon Valley’s ‘Troublemakers’ Stress, sleep loss and operatic emotion: How the startup culture got going.

  • Review: A Field Guide to ‘Birdmania’

    Review: A Field Guide to ‘Birdmania’ Cameras and binoculars have made it unnecessary to shoot and collect a bird simply in order to study it.

  • Review: The Great Outdoors of Border Country

    Review: The Great Outdoors of ‘Border Country’ Journals from a century ago describing family excursions into nature, evoking a world now lost.

  • Review: The Secret to ‘Seeing Slowly’

    Review: The Secret to ‘Seeing Slowly’ A surprising number of art collectors and even dealers feel they lack understanding and fear making judgments. No wonder the art world is full of anxious conformity.

  • Oil Climbs on Signs OPEC Cut May Be Extended

    Oil Climbs on OPEC Expectations Oil prices gained Friday after a week of losses, on fresh signs that Saudi Arabia plans to back an extension of OPEC’s deal to curb global production.

  • The Menendez Method

    Best of the Web The Menendez Method Jurors couldn’t reach a verdict, but the bribery trial was no vindication for the senator from New Jersey.

  • Concept Cars Through the Decades

    Driving Innovation: Concept Cars Through the Decades A new book looks at forward-looking models from the 1930s on.

  • Virtual Medicine Could Do a Lot More Good

    Virtual Medicine Could Do a Lot More Good Developers fear malpractice suits. Every such data analytic approach is based on probability analysis, and as such it will miss a problem on occasion. But it is far superior to what happens today.

  • The Moore Mess Is a Subset of a Sad Polity

    The Moore Mess Is a Subset of a Sad Polity Mr. Moore may not be an attractive candidate, but notions of fair play aren’t reserved for those we like.

  • H-1B Enforcement Is Right And Helps American Labor

    H-1B Enforcement Is Right And Helps American Labor It seems only fair and reasonable that the president serves the needs and interests of our country and only extends this visa program, as it was originally envisioned.

  • Where Is the FEC on DNC’s Abuse of the Law

    Where Is the FEC on DNC’s Abuse of the Law? The most basic legal infraction here is skirting Federal Election Commission rules.

  • Faith and Other Resources For Overcoming Adversity

    Faith and Other Resources For Overcoming Adversity Our faith can provide a dramatic role in overcoming the inner struggles we all face.

  • Indonesian Corruption Probe Zeroes In on Top Politician

    Indonesian Corruption Probe Zeroes In on Top Politician A major corruption investigation involving some $170 million in missing state funds is zeroing in on one of Indonesia’s most powerful politicians following his detention in hospital.

  • Dollar Weakness Amid Tax Bill Uncertainty Boosts Gold

    Dollar Weakness Amid Tax Bill Uncertainty Boosts Gold Gold prices rose Friday, supported by a weaker dollar as investors focused on the Senate’s debate over its tax bill.

  • Two Critical Reports Indicate Problems Persist at VA

    Two Critical Reports Indicate Problems Persist at VA The Department of Veterans Affairs’ internal watchdog criticized the agency in new reports this week for problems it has struggled for years to address, including providing timely treatment for vulnerable veterans.

  • Venezuelan Opposition Figure Flees House Arrest, Says He’ll Fight From Abroad

    A Top Venezuelan Opposition Figure Flees, Says He’ll Fight From Abroad Antonio Ledezma, a top opposition figure who led protests against President Nicolás Maduro’s government, fled house arrest in Caracas and crossed the border into neighboring Colombia, officials said.

  • Down the Road

    Down the Road Concept cars from the new book ‘Fast Forward.’

  • Review: The Works of Ursula K. Le Guin, Sublime World Builder

    Review: The Works of Ursula K. Le Guin, Sublime World Builder The author’s sui generis science fiction is rooted in linguistics and cultural anthropology.

  • Review: ‘Watt Matthews of Lambshead’ and the Spirit of the Pioneers

    Review: ‘Watt Matthews of Lambshead’ and the Spirit of the Pioneers Matthews’s ancestors established a ranch in the 1950s. A century and a half later Matthews still ran the place, seemingly the last living link to Texas frontier culture.

  • Review: The Art Dealer’s ‘Rogues’ Gallery’

    Review: The Art Dealer’s ‘Rogues’ Gallery’ A history of art dealership, a curious trade whose requirements include an ability to flatter the rich.

  • Review: Those Crazy Characters of ‘Cartoon County’

    Review: Those Crazy Characters of ‘Cartoon County’ For 50-odd years, Fairfield County, Conn., was the cartoon capital of the world.

  • Review: What Is ‘Florida Soul’ Music

    Review: What Is ‘Florida Soul’ Music? It’s not as well known as Philly soul or the sound of Detroit’s Motown, but its influences range from Ray Charles to KC & the Sunshine Band.

  • Review: Defining the Canon of ‘The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums’

    Review: Defining the Canon of ‘The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums’ A great critic’s chronicle of the postwar love affair between jazz and pop.

  • From Hedge Fund to Health Food

    From Hedge Fund to Health Food Former hedge-fund manager Michael Karsch found a healthier new career in Juice Press.

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

    Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a longtime Clinton ally who is a potential 2020 White House hopeful, has said she thinks that Bill Clinton should have resigned as president because of his 1990s sexual relationship with an intern.

  • Jesse Jackson Suffering From Parkinson’s Disease

    Jesse Jackson Suffering From Parkinson’s Disease The Rev. Jesse Jackson said he has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease and now plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.

  • U.S. Oil-Rig Count Unchanged in Latest Week

    U.S. Oil-Rig Count Unchanged in Latest Week The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. remained unchanged at 738 this week.The nation’s gas rig count rose.

  • Tesla Changes the Subject

    Tesla Changes the Subject Elon Musk needs more focus as he grapples with Model 3 production issues.

  • Tottenham’s Revival: Good Teams, Bad Timing

    Tottenham’s Revival: Good Teams, Bad Timing The Spurs have one of the Premier League’s best records the last three years, but no title to show for it

  • Wells Fargo Executive Fired After Complaining About Regulators

    Wells Fargo Executive Fired After Complaining About Regulators Wells Fargo fired its head of consumer lending because of disparaging remarks he made about the regulatory system, highlighting the tense environment as the lender sorts through a variety of regulatory probes.

  • How Not to Cover Mass Shootings

    How Not to Cover Mass Shootings Reasearch on copycats suggests that the often sensationalistic media attention given to perpetrators is central to why massacres are happening more.

  • Dollar Falls Amid Questions Over Tax Bill’s Chances in Senate

    Dollar Falls Amid Questions Over Tax Bill’s Chances in Senate The dollar fell as investors continued to weigh whether Republicans can pass a historic tax overhaul.

  • Tax Talks Advance Without an Analysis of Economic Impact

    Tax Talks Advance Without an Analysis of Economic Impact The tax debate that consumed Congress this week was missing an ingredient Republicans say is essential to any realistic analysis of changes in the tax law: an accounting of the economic growth impacts of an overhaul.

  • Vox Media Editorial Staffers to Unionize

    Vox Media Editorial Staffers to Unionize Editorial staffers at Vox Media have voted to unionize, making it the latest digital publisher to see its workforce organize amid a tougher online advertising landscape.

  • Two Weeks of Frenzied Negotiations Led to Bank-Relief Deal

    Two Weeks of Frenzied Negotiations Led to Bank-Relief Deal Moderate Democrats worked with the GOP on a plan to roll back the Dodd-Frank law, marking the first significant bipartisan agreement to relieve small and regional lenders from a number of restrictions.

  • Junk Bond Outflows Surge Following Market Selloff

    Junk Bond Outflows Surge Following Market Selloff Investors pulled money out of junk-bond funds at a near record pace over the past week, amid steep losses in the high-yield market.

  • Why Wide Receivers Are Driving Fantasy Owners Insane

    Why Wide Receivers Are Driving Fantasy Owners Insane Through Week 10, no receiver is averaging 100 yards per game. Is it mediocre quarterback play or an increase in lockdown cornerbacks?

  • Why Opioid Addicts Find M.A.T. Hard to Come By

    The Way to Save Opioid Addicts Most addiction experts agree medication-assisted treatment is the best way to treat opioid addicts. But most inpatient rehab facilities in the U.S. don’t offer it. WSJ’s Jason Bellini explores why in this episode from the video series Moving Upstream.

  • Diageo Sues ‘King of Good Times’ for Alleged Breach of Contract

    Diageo Sues ‘King of Good Times’ for Alleged Breach of Contract Diageo is suing Vijay Mallya for allegedly breaching a deal struck last year to cut ties with its India unit in return for millions of dollars, the latest twist in a yearslong saga between the Indian billionaire and the world’s largest liquor maker.

  • From No Power in Puerto Rico to Living in a Car in Orlando

    From No Power in Puerto Rico to Living in a Car in Orlando Two months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, evacuees are streaming off the island to central Florida—straining schools, intensifying demand for medical care and pinching an already-tight housing market.

  • A Global Real-Estate Giant Whispers ‘We’re Number One’

    A Global Real-Estate Giant Whispers ‘We’re Number One’ Brookfield Asset Management lost its No. 1 spot in an industry ranking of the world’s biggest real-estate investors earlier this year. The company started pushing back behind the scenes—part of its quiet efforts to build name recognition.

  • Best-Selling Books Week Ended Nov. 12

    Best-Selling Books, Week Ended Nov. 12 Best-Selling Books, week ended Nov. 12, with data from NPD BookScan

  • Want to Spice Up Thanksgiving Dinner

    Essay Want to Spice Up Thanksgiving Dinner? Talk Politics Some families have a rule: no politics at Thanksgiving. Jason Gay asks, why not? With a few guidelines, it might just be the excitement your dinner needs.

  • After Push by U.S., Asian Nations Tighten Screws on North Korea

    After U.S. Push, Asian Nations Tighten Screws on North Korea Southeast Asian countries are cracking down on North Korea’s conduits for doing business in the region, a change for many after months of U.S. pressure, though some remain reluctant participants in the campaign to isolate Pyongyang. (Nov. 15)

  • Activate the Crowd-Control Unit! They’re Opening a Wegmans

    The A-hed Activate the Crowd-Control Unit! They’re Opening a Wegmans These days, launches of specialty-food-chain stores draw thousands and require police crowd control. ‘It reminded me of when the Beatles came to America.’

  • VW Accelerates Electric Car Effort With $40 Billion Investment

    VW Accelerates Electric Car Effort With $40 Billion Investment Volkswagen plans to invest around $40 billion over the next five years to develop electric vehicles, self-driving cars and Uber-like mobility app services in the clearest sign yet that auto makers are betting the future of their industry on the new technology.

  • Iraq’s Surprise: The Persistence of Democracy

    Iraq’s Surprise: The Persistence of Democracy The country’s political experiment has nearly come apart on many occasions since the U.S. invasion of 2003, but Iraq still has free elections and a robust press, which makes it an exception in the Middle East

  • A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Carlsen. He Had One Month to Train

    A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Carlsen. He Had One Month to Train Max Deutsch, a speed learner who conquered back-flips, Hebrew and perfect pitch, is testing the limits of self-improvement. Next up: the world’s greatest chess player.

  • Abercrombie, Foot Locker Return Some Luster to Apparel Sellers

    Abercrombie, Foot Locker Return Some Luster to Apparel Sellers Specialty retailers, including Abercrombie & Fitch and Foot Locker, gave some hope to investors that their businesses were evolving with the times, providing a reprieve after a sluggish start to the year as they warned that changes in shoppers’ habits would hurt profits.

  • Smart Remedies for Foolish Spenders

    Smart Remedies for Foolish Spenders Making bad money decisions is a hallmark of humanity, but lessons from behavioral economics can help improve our personal finances.

  • Why ‘Inside the Beltway’ Is a Target of Populists

    Why ‘Inside the Beltway’ Is a Target of Populists Ben Zimmer explains how the phrase “inside the Beltway’ became a populist byword for Washington bureaucrats’ incomprehension about America.‘

  • Housing Starts Bounce Back Strongly

    Housing Starts Bounce Back Strongly U.S. housing starts rose last month to the highest level in a year, a sign that builders are getting back on track after hurricanes lashed the southeast and dampened residential construction activity in September.

  • Real Industry Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

    Real Industry Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Real Industry Inc. and its aluminum recycling business Real Alloy Holding Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Friday.

  • Nissan Blames Scandal on Unrealistic Management Demands

    Nissan Blames Scandal on Unrealistic Management Demands Nissan released an internal report that blames a vehicle inspection scandal at Japan’s second-largest car maker by sales on management for setting unrealistic targets, relying on factory workers to figure out the details.

  • Leeshan Birney Built Real-Estate Firm in New Jersey and Texas

    Leeshan Birney Built Real-Estate Firm in New Jersey, Texas Leeshan Birney, an immigrant from Taiwan, developed a business that now owns 2,500 apartment units and over 1 million square feet of office and commercial space in New Jersey and the Houston area.

  • Vanu Bose Found Ways to Bring Cellphone Service to Unserved Areas

    Vanu Bose Found Ways to Bring Cellphone Service to Unserved Areas Vanu Bose while working on his doctoral degree in engineering in 1998 set up his own company to exploit new technology for cellular communications.

  • Al Lechter Packed His Mall Stores With Kitchen Gadgets at Bargain Prices

    Al Lechter Packed His Stores With Kitchen Gadgets at Bargain Prices As a retailer of pots and pans and other kitchenware, Al Lechter was old-school and his stores were stuffed with thousands of basic kitchen tools, from spatulas to egg slicers. Most sold for less than $10.

  • How GE Can Win Back Investors

    Heard on the Street How GE Can Win Back Investors A strong market for industrial assets gives GE a chance to win investors back after the company’s dividend cut.

  • Why It Has Been So Hard to Win the Spinoff Trade

    Heard on the Street Why It Has Been So Hard to Win the Spinoff Trade Corporate spinoffs such as Ferrari, from Fiat Chrysler, and PayPal, from eBay, have a well-documented history of outperforming the market. But the few funds that invest exclusively in spinoffs haven’t.

  • Senators’ Calls for Ethics Probes Puts Focus to Secretive Panel

    Senators’ Calls for Ethics Probes Puts Focus on Secretive Panel Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s requests for ethics investigations into two Democratic senators and a Republican candidate is shining a spotlight on a Senate committee that largely operates behind closed doors.

  • Canada Annual Inflation Slows in October

    Canada Inflation Slows in October Annual inflation in Canada slowed in October from the previous month, a result that is likely to reinforce the Bank of Canada’s cautious approach to setting interest-rate policy.

  • Cigarette Makers Must Advertise Their Dangers, But Will Millennials Get the Message

    The Numbers Cigarette Makers Must Advertise Dangers, But Will Millennials Get the Message? Millennials and teenagers in the U.S. may not see much of a new antismoking initiative because the ads will run primarily on network television and in newspapers.

  • CMO Today: Suitors Line Up For Fox Assets

    CMO Today: Suitors Line Up For Fox Assets; Mashable’s $50 Million Sale to Ziff Davis; BuzzFeed to Miss Revenue Target Here's your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings.

  • China Moves to Tackle Asset-Management Risks

    China Moves to Tackle Asset-Management Risks China drew up plans to streamline oversight of asset-management products sold by financial institutions, a move aimed at reining in risk and putting an end to practices that take advantage of regulatory loopholes.

  • Fire Destroys Pennsylvania Senior Center, Injures 20

    Fire Destroys Pennsylvania Senior Center, Injures 20 A fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania injured at least 20 people and forced dozens more into the cold night air.

  • Delta, JetBlue Add Flights in Battle for Boston Market Share

    Delta, JetBlue Battle for Boston Fliers JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines are ramping up a turf war in Boston. A diverse economy and high concentration of business fliers are spurring airlines to expand at Boston’s Logan International Airport, which generates outsize revenue for its size.

  • Bitcoin Erases Losses, Snaps Back to Nearly $8,000

    Bitcoin Erases Losses, Snaps Back to Nearly $8,000 The price of bitcoin surged Friday to a record near $8,000, erasing the sharp pullback last weekend in a stretch that is volatile even by the digital currency’s standards.

  • The 10-Point.

    The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on potential suitors for some Fox assets, next steps for the planned tax overhaul, siblings who choose to live as neighbors and more 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 Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

    Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ Delivering up-to-the minute news, analysis, interviews and explanatory journalism on logistics, supply-chain management, e-commerce and more

  • Peugeot Takes Slow Lane in Return to U.S. Market

    Peugeot Takes Slow Lane in Return to U.S. Market Peugeot wants to become a household name in the U.S., but there is one hitch: The company that makes the Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel brands hasn’t sold a car in America in nearly three decades.

  • Despite Big Push From Beijing, Electric Cars Struggle in China

    Even With Beijing Pushing, Electric Cars Prove Hard to Start Electric vehicles aren’t yet living up to the hype, auto makers in China are finding, as they churn out more EVs than they can sell—even with generous government subsidies—to satisfy Beijing’s directives.

  • Reddit CEO Cracks Down on Abusive Content to Protect Users, Attract Advertisers

    Reddit CEO Cracks Down on Abusive Content to Protect Users, Attract Advertisers Steve Huffman is trying to weed out violent and abusive content from Reddit, and he’s also personally been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used his platform to spread divisive messages. He hasn’t found much yet.

  • Strains Emerge in Asia’s Bond Market as Debt Issuers Cancel Sales

    Asia’s Bond Market Hits a Rough Patch A trio of canceled bond sales and weakening investor demand for emerging-market junk bonds are pointing to new strains in Asia’s credit markets, after a strong rally earlier this year.

  • France Gambles on Jobless Benefits for Those Who Quit

    France Gambles on Jobless Benefits for Those Who Quit French President Emmanuel Macron plans to extend unemployment payments—until now reserved for fired or laid-off workers—to people who voluntarily leave their jobs to start their own businesses or take up on-demand work like driving for Uber.

  • New Health and Human Services Secretary Would Inherit Troubled Agency

    New HHS Secretary Would Inherit Troubled Agency The Department of Health and Human Services has been caught up in an ethics scandal over government-funded travel and faces criticism from state officials and its own employees.

  • Can Democrats Win the House

    Can Democrats Win the House? Early Clues Emerge The Democrats’ large victory in the Virginia governor’s race last week has sparked hopes within the party of a “suburban surge’’ would carry it to a majority in the House next year. But the best signals may come from elsewhere.

  • The Tax Proposals That Are Most Likely to Pass in Washington

    Tax Report The Tax Proposals That Are Most Likely to Pass in Washington Lawmakers in the House and Senate have separate tax-overhaul bills with a multitude of differences, but the similarities between them are a good indicator of what will actually pass.

  • Google Plans to Double Presence in Japan

    Google to Double Presence in Japan Alphabet’s Google plans to move in 2019 to a new Tokyo office big enough to double its staff to ride a wave of technology investment in Asia and challenge Amazon.com and Microsoft.

  • Notorious Sicilian Mob Boss Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina Dies at Age 87

    Notorious Mob Boss Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina Dies at Age 87 Italian media say Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina died while serving multiple life sentences. He was 87 years old.

  • Upbeat Moody’s Misses the Mark on India

    Heard on the Street Upbeat Moody’s Misses the Mark on India Moody’s has upgraded India’s sovereign debt for the first time in more than a decade. Investors should question the timing.

  • Tesla Reveals Semi Truck With 500-Mile Range, New Roadster Car

    Tesla Reveals Semi Truck With 500-Mile Range, New Roadster Car Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the company’s first all-electric semitrailer truck and a $200,000 super car, his latest attempt to stir excitement as the company struggles to mass-produce an affordable sedan.

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  • What’s News: World-Wide

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