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Insurance Is a Fun Career! Consider the Zombies, Bacon

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-06-23 21:44
When Acuity Insurance wanted to liven up its image among prospective recruits, it came time to bring in the zombies.
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Era of Costly Cell Service Is Ending

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-06-23 21:44
Customers are used to cellphone bill shock, but not like this.
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Stock Pickers Struggle As Public Shares Shrink

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-06-23 21:44
In less than two decades, more than half of all publicly traded companies have disappeared. There were 7,355 U.S. stocks in November 1997, according to the Center for Research in Security Prices at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Nowadays, there are fewer than 3,600.
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Uber Woos Workers to Stay

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-06-23 21:44
In the days after Travis Kalanick stunned Uber Technologies Inc.’s more than 15,000 employees by resigning as chief executive, the company’s senior leaders have made impassioned pleas reassuring them it is worth sticking around.
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Health Vote Gets Tighter For GOP

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-06-23 21:44
A fifth Republican senator said Friday he couldn’t support the newly released Senate bill to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, putting GOP leaders in an increasingly shaky spot as they seek a vote next week.
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'King of Good Times' Gives Diageo a Hangover

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:46
‘King of Good Times’ Gives Diageo a Hangover

MUMBAI—India’s liquor market was for years a thorn in the side of Diageo PLC, the world’s largest spirits maker. Then it met the “King of Good Times.”

‘King of Good Times’ Gives Diageo a Hangover

MUMBAI—India’s liquor market was for years a thorn in the side of Diageo PLC, the world’s largest spirits maker. Then it met the “King of Good Times.”

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Congratulations, Here's Your Fishing Prize! Now For the Polygraph

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:46
Congratulations, Here’s Your Fishing Prize! Now For the Polygraph

Phil Heasley, a fisherman from Naples, Fla., motored out of Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City, Md., with a crew on a Tuesday last August before dawn on board his 68-foot boat, the Kallianassa. Seventy miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, just after 8:30 a.m., they baited hooks and let out some line as they trolled the waters moving around 5 knots.

Congratulations, Here’s Your Fishing Prize! Now For the Polygraph

Phil Heasley, a fisherman from Naples, Fla., motored out of Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City, Md., with a crew on a Tuesday last August before dawn on board his 68-foot boat, the Kallianassa. Seventy miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, just after 8:30 a.m., they baited hooks and let out some line as they trolled the waters moving around 5 knots.

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Qatar Seeks Stake in American Airlines

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:46
Qatar Seeks Stake in American Airlines

Government-owned Qatar Airways said it aims to buy a significant stake in American Airlines Group Inc., a brash attempt by the fast-growing Middle East carrier to push into the U.S. amid political upheaval back home.

Qatar Seeks Stake in American Airlines

Government-owned Qatar Airways said it aims to buy a significant stake in American Airlines Group Inc., a brash attempt by the fast-growing Middle East carrier to push into the U.S. amid political upheaval back home.

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Fed Tests Buoy Case For Easing Bank Rules

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:46
Fed Tests Buoy Case For Easing Bank Rules

WASHINGTON—The largest U.S. banks survived a “stress test” and could continue lending even during a deep recession, the Federal Reserve said, a strong report card that could bolster the industry’s case for cutting back regulation.

Fed Tests Buoy Case For Easing Bank Rules

WASHINGTON—The largest U.S. banks survived a “stress test” and could continue lending even during a deep recession, the Federal Reserve said, a strong report card that could bolster the industry’s case for cutting back regulation.

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Battle Lines Drawn on Health Care

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:46
Battle Lines Drawn on Health Care

WASHINGTON—Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act and transform a large part of the American health-care system by changing and cutting the underlying funding for the Medicaid program.

Battle Lines Drawn on Health Care

WASHINGTON—Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act and transform a large part of the American health-care system by changing and cutting the underlying funding for the Medicaid program.

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Senate GOP's Support for Health Bill Wavers

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-21 20:39
Senate GOP’s Support for Health Bill Wavers

Senate Republicans’ plan to pass legislation next week to overhaul the health-care system hung in the balance Wednesday, as at least a half-dozen GOP lawmakers wavered and balked at the push for a quick vote.

Senate GOP’s Support for Health Bill Wavers

Senate Republicans’ plan to pass legislation next week to overhaul the health-care system hung in the balance Wednesday, as at least a half-dozen GOP lawmakers wavered and balked at the push for a quick vote.

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Lost in Transmission: Tourists Driving Go-Karts Besiege Japan

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-21 20:38
Lost in Transmission: Tourists Driving Go-Karts Besiege Japan

TOKYO—On their recent honeymoon in Japan, Jason and Nicole Francis savored the temples of the ancient capital of Kyoto and unwound at a resort with a private hot spring. Later they dressed up as a lime-green dinosaur and an Italian plumber and sped through the streets of Tokyo in go-karts.

Lost in Transmission: Tourists Driving Go-Karts Besiege Japan

TOKYO—On their recent honeymoon in Japan, Jason and Nicole Francis savored the temples of the ancient capital of Kyoto and unwound at a resort with a private hot spring. Later they dressed up as a lime-green dinosaur and an Italian plumber and sped through the streets of Tokyo in go-karts.

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Giant Funds Hold Sway In Global Bond Market

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-21 20:38
Giant Funds Hold Sway In Global Bond Market

Giant bond firms increasingly are taking on a price-setting role in global debt markets, elbowing aside big banks facing tighter postcrisis regulation and generating concerns about the toll paid by smaller investors.

Giant Funds Hold Sway In Global Bond Market

Giant bond firms increasingly are taking on a price-setting role in global debt markets, elbowing aside big banks facing tighter postcrisis regulation and generating concerns about the toll paid by smaller investors.

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Saudi Shake-Up Aims To Launch Modern Era

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-21 20:38
Saudi Shake-Up Aims To Launch Modern Era

When Salman bin Abdulaziz became Saudi Arabia’s king two years ago, the country’s leadership appeared little different from how it had been for decades. The ruler and his designated successor were two of the country founder’s dozens of sons, a fractious fraternity that passed along power in an unbroken chain of conservative rule.

Saudi Shake-Up Aims To Launch Modern Era

When Salman bin Abdulaziz became Saudi Arabia’s king two years ago, the country’s leadership appeared little different from how it had been for decades. The ruler and his designated successor were two of the country founder’s dozens of sons, a fractious fraternity that passed along power in an unbroken chain of conservative rule.

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Uber's Backers Force Out Leader

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-21 20:38
Uber’s Backers Force Out Leader

Travis Kalanick’s decision to step down as chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc. stunned his more than 12,000 employees and rippled through Silicon Valley, but it was the culmination of weeks of maneuvering by some of the firm’s biggest backers to oust the nearly $70 billion company’s co-founder.

Uber’s Backers Force Out Leader

Travis Kalanick’s decision to step down as chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc. stunned his more than 12,000 employees and rippled through Silicon Valley, but it was the culmination of weeks of maneuvering by some of the firm’s biggest backers to oust the nearly $70 billion company’s co-founder.

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Bust Your Phone Again? These Teens Are Here to Help

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-20 20:42
Bust Your Phone Again? These Teens Are Here to Help

Vacationers on Nantucket will be dropping their iPhones again this summer, making things busy for Grayson Shaw’s business fixing them.

Bust Your Phone Again? These Teens Are Here to Help

Vacationers on Nantucket will be dropping their iPhones again this summer, making things busy for Grayson Shaw’s business fixing them.

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Ford's Plan to Import Cars Veers From Mexico to China

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-20 20:42
Ford’s Plan to Import Cars Veers From Mexico to China

Ford Motor Co. said production of its Focus compact for the U.S. market is now headed for China—not Mexico—as the car maker seeks cost savings globally even as the Trump administration works to keep automotive jobs at home.

Ford’s Plan to Import Cars Veers From Mexico to China

Ford Motor Co. said production of its Focus compact for the U.S. market is now headed for China—not Mexico—as the car maker seeks cost savings globally even as the Trump administration works to keep automotive jobs at home.

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T.J. Maxx Is Defying The Retail Slump

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-20 20:42
T.J. Maxx Is Defying The Retail Slump

Traditional retailers are in crisis, damaged by rapidly shifting consumer tastes, technological change and cut-throat price competition. And then there’s TJX Cos., which is defying gravity with the simple idea that under the right circumstances people still like to shop in stores.

T.J. Maxx Is Defying The Retail Slump

Traditional retailers are in crisis, damaged by rapidly shifting consumer tastes, technological change and cut-throat price competition. And then there’s TJX Cos., which is defying gravity with the simple idea that under the right circumstances people still like to shop in stores.

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Oil Returns to Bear Market

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-20 20:42
Oil Returns to Bear Market

Oil prices are back in bear-market territory, frustrating OPEC members that cut production in an attempt to boost prices and renewing fears that falling prices could spill into stocks and other markets.

Oil Returns to Bear Market

Oil prices are back in bear-market territory, frustrating OPEC members that cut production in an attempt to boost prices and renewing fears that falling prices could spill into stocks and other markets.

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U.S. Downs Drone in Syria

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-20 20:42
U.S. Downs Drone in Syria

An American fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made armed drone on Tuesday after it flew toward U.S.-led coalition troops in southern Syria, the latest in a series of confrontations with pro-regime forces that the U.S. military says is diverting attention from the fight against Islamic State.

U.S. Downs Drone in Syria

An American fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made armed drone on Tuesday after it flew toward U.S.-led coalition troops in southern Syria, the latest in a series of confrontations with pro-regime forces that the U.S. military says is diverting attention from the fight against Islamic State.

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