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The Spark Behind Iran's Unrest: Defrauded Investors

Thu, 2018-01-11 22:53
The Spark Behind Iran’s Unrest: Defrauded Investors

The call to protest came through a group channel on the smartphone app Telegram. Younes, a 42-year-old accountant at a saffron-importing company, like most of the group’s thousand or so members, had lost his savings when a financial firm promising huge returns went bankrupt amid bad investments and corruption.

The Spark Behind Iran’s Unrest: Defrauded Investors

The call to protest came through a group channel on the smartphone app Telegram. Younes, a 42-year-old accountant at a saffron-importing company, like most of the group’s thousand or so members, had lost his savings when a financial firm promising huge returns went bankrupt amid bad investments and corruption.

Categories: Business

Come to Our Stores---They're Absolutely Not in a Mall

Thu, 2018-01-11 22:52
Come to Our Stores—They’re Absolutely Not in a Mall

At Ballston Quarter in Virginia, shoppers will soon be able to find everything from Adidas sneakers to zinc lozenges amid 360,000 square feet of retail space spread over three levels. One thing they won’t find is the word “mall.”

Come to Our Stores—They’re Absolutely Not in a Mall

At Ballston Quarter in Virginia, shoppers will soon be able to find everything from Adidas sneakers to zinc lozenges amid 360,000 square feet of retail space spread over three levels. One thing they won’t find is the word “mall.”

Categories: Business

Trump Hints at Pyongyang Outreach

Thu, 2018-01-11 22:52
Trump Hints at Pyongyang Outreach

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said he believes he has developed a positive relationship with North Korea’s leader despite their mutual public insults, suggesting he is open to diplomacy after months of escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program.

Trump Hints at Pyongyang Outreach

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said he believes he has developed a positive relationship with North Korea’s leader despite their mutual public insults, suggesting he is open to diplomacy after months of escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program.

Categories: Business

Wal-Mart Boosts Wages After Tax Overhaul

Thu, 2018-01-11 22:52
Wal-Mart Boosts Wages After Tax Overhaul

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would raise starting hourly pay to $11 for all its U.S. employees and distribute one-time bonuses, doling out some of the windfall it expects from the U.S. tax overhaul as it competes for store workers in a tight labor market.

Wal-Mart Boosts Wages After Tax Overhaul

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would raise starting hourly pay to $11 for all its U.S. employees and distribute one-time bonuses, doling out some of the windfall it expects from the U.S. tax overhaul as it competes for store workers in a tight labor market.

Categories: Business

Discount Brokers Push Pricier Services

Wed, 2018-01-10 20:43
Discount Brokers Push Pricier Services

Investors who seek advice from discount brokerage firms might assume the counsel they get is impartial, given how these firms have rejected the old Wall Street model of working on commissions.

Discount Brokers Push Pricier Services

Investors who seek advice from discount brokerage firms might assume the counsel they get is impartial, given how these firms have rejected the old Wall Street model of working on commissions.

Categories: Business

Foreign Car Makers To Take U.S. Lead

Wed, 2018-01-10 20:43
Foreign Car Makers To Take U.S. Lead

Toyota Motor Corp.’s announcement Wednesday of Alabama as the home for a shared factory with Mazda Motor Corp. highlights a major shift in U.S. vehicle manufacturing: Foreign auto companies soon will build more cars and trucks in America than the Detroit giants.

Foreign Car Makers To Take U.S. Lead

Toyota Motor Corp.’s announcement Wednesday of Alabama as the home for a shared factory with Mazda Motor Corp. highlights a major shift in U.S. vehicle manufacturing: Foreign auto companies soon will build more cars and trucks in America than the Detroit giants.

Categories: Business

Aid Cut Seen Driving Pakistan Toward China

Wed, 2018-01-10 20:43
Aid Cut Seen Driving Pakistan Toward China

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Senior Pakistani officials warned that a U.S. suspension of security aid will push their country closer to China, Washington’s main rival for influence in Asia, as regional alliances realign.

Aid Cut Seen Driving Pakistan Toward China

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Senior Pakistani officials warned that a U.S. suspension of security aid will push their country closer to China, Washington’s main rival for influence in Asia, as regional alliances realign.

Categories: Business

Less Michelin Man, More Barbarella

Wed, 2018-01-10 20:41
Less Michelin Man, More Barbarella

In “Star Trek,” Lieutenant Uhura wore a miniskirt and go-go boots. Astronauts in “2001: A Space Odyssey” floated in snug orange, yellow and blue space suits. Jane Fonda’s interstellar Barbarella sported a see-through top.

Less Michelin Man, More Barbarella

In “Star Trek,” Lieutenant Uhura wore a miniskirt and go-go boots. Astronauts in “2001: A Space Odyssey” floated in snug orange, yellow and blue space suits. Jane Fonda’s interstellar Barbarella sported a see-through top.

Categories: Business

Buffett Zeroes In On Likely Successor

Wed, 2018-01-10 20:41
Buffett Zeroes In On Likely Successor

It is now officially a two-man race to succeed Warren Buffett as chief executive of a conglomerate that owns everything from auto insurer Geico to fast-food chain Dairy Queen.

Buffett Zeroes In On Likely Successor

It is now officially a two-man race to succeed Warren Buffett as chief executive of a conglomerate that owns everything from auto insurer Geico to fast-food chain Dairy Queen.

Categories: Business

Saudis Target Religious Extremism

Tue, 2018-01-09 22:57
Saudis Target Religious Extremism

ABHA, Saudi Arabia—Arwa Alneami wanted to be an artist ever since she was a child. But growing up in the conservative region of Asir, she was constrained by a rigid strain of Sunni Islam that has long defined life in Saudi Arabia and the kingdom’s image to the outside world. When she drew a bird, Ms. Alneami recalls, teachers would scold her and cross off its head, saying only God can create life.

Saudis Target Religious Extremism

ABHA, Saudi Arabia—Arwa Alneami wanted to be an artist ever since she was a child. But growing up in the conservative region of Asir, she was constrained by a rigid strain of Sunni Islam that has long defined life in Saudi Arabia and the kingdom’s image to the outside world. When she drew a bird, Ms. Alneami recalls, teachers would scold her and cross off its head, saying only God can create life.

Categories: Business

Companies Take to the Sky In Race to Deliver on Time

Tue, 2018-01-09 22:57
Companies Take to the Sky In Race to Deliver on Time

Companies are shipping more items by plane—from pasta sauce to paper towels—to meet consumers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.com Inc. and others into the airline business.

Companies Take to the Sky In Race to Deliver on Time

Companies are shipping more items by plane—from pasta sauce to paper towels—to meet consumers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.com Inc. and others into the airline business.

Categories: Business

Trump Backs Off Florida Coast DrillingTrump Backs Off Florida Drilling

Tue, 2018-01-09 22:57
Trump Backs Off Florida Coast DrillingTrump Backs Off Florida Drilling

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration told Florida’s governor it won’t consider new oil and gas drilling off the state’s coast, backtracking on plans to expand offshore drilling all around the U.S. and bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans in the state.

Trump Backs Off Florida Coast DrillingTrump Backs Off Florida Drilling

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration told Florida’s governor it won’t consider new oil and gas drilling off the state’s coast, backtracking on plans to expand offshore drilling all around the U.S. and bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans in the state.

Categories: Business

Catty Question: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Tue, 2018-01-09 22:57
Catty Question: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

A public cafe that combines the cat-loving cappuccino set with slumbering felines. What could go wrong?

Catty Question: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

A public cafe that combines the cat-loving cappuccino set with slumbering felines. What could go wrong?

Categories: Business

Investors Prepare for Inflation

Tue, 2018-01-09 22:57
Investors Prepare for Inflation

Investors are grappling anew with whether improving economic data will finally translate to higher inflation, after a month-long decline in government-bond prices carried the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note Tuesday to a close above 2.5% for the first time since March.

Investors Prepare for Inflation

Investors are grappling anew with whether improving economic data will finally translate to higher inflation, after a month-long decline in government-bond prices carried the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note Tuesday to a close above 2.5% for the first time since March.

Categories: Business

Investors Drop Shields Against Stock Downturns

Mon, 2018-01-08 22:55
Investors Drop Shields Against Stock Downturns

Big stock-market gains are leading a number of investors to abandon defensive positions taken to protect against a market downturn, the latest sign that many doubters are shedding caution as the long rally rolls on.

Investors Drop Shields Against Stock Downturns

Big stock-market gains are leading a number of investors to abandon defensive positions taken to protect against a market downturn, the latest sign that many doubters are shedding caution as the long rally rolls on.

Categories: Business

Huawei, Seen as Possible Spy, Boomed Despite U.S. Warnings

Mon, 2018-01-08 22:55
Huawei, Seen as Possible Spy, Boomed Despite U.S. Warnings

SHENZHEN, China—Huawei Technologies Co. may be considered the bogeyman of the global telecom equipment industry in some Washington circles, but in Mountain View, Wyo., it’s a hero.

Huawei, Seen as Possible Spy, Boomed Despite U.S. Warnings

SHENZHEN, China—Huawei Technologies Co. may be considered the bogeyman of the global telecom equipment industry in some Washington circles, but in Mountain View, Wyo., it’s a hero.

Categories: Business

Trump Power Plan Is Rejected

Mon, 2018-01-08 22:55
Trump Power Plan Is Rejected

WASHINGTON—Federal energy regulators on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan aimed at shoring up struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to bolster the nation’s electricity grid, saying the administration hadn’t persuaded them it was needed to ensure the system’s reliability.

Trump Power Plan Is Rejected

WASHINGTON—Federal energy regulators on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan aimed at shoring up struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to bolster the nation’s electricity grid, saying the administration hadn’t persuaded them it was needed to ensure the system’s reliability.

Categories: Business

Want to Dress Like Kylo Ren? You'll Need Maternity Pants

Mon, 2018-01-08 22:55
Want to Dress Like Kylo Ren? You’ll Need Maternity Pants

Neil Walldorff’s plan to dress as Kylo Ren for a New Year’s Eve party fell short when he realized he was missing a key piece of the Star Wars villain’s wardrobe: snug, high-waisted slacks.

Want to Dress Like Kylo Ren? You’ll Need Maternity Pants

Neil Walldorff’s plan to dress as Kylo Ren for a New Year’s Eve party fell short when he realized he was missing a key piece of the Star Wars villain’s wardrobe: snug, high-waisted slacks.

Categories: Business

Threats Remain Amid Korean Thaw

Mon, 2018-01-08 22:55
Threats Remain Amid Korean Thaw

A tentative move toward diplomacy over the confrontation with North Korea has begun, though that hardly means the tension is evaporating.

Threats Remain Amid Korean Thaw

A tentative move toward diplomacy over the confrontation with North Korea has begun, though that hardly means the tension is evaporating.

Categories: Business

French President's Style Invokes Sun King for Some

Sun, 2018-01-07 22:41
French President’s Style Invokes Sun King for Some

PARIS—Weeks before President Emmanuel Macron took office, a business leader confronted him about his plans to sidestep Parliament and pass a sweeping overhaul of the country’s labor system by decree. Even in the middle of World War I, the business leader said, French presidents had sought the approval of Parliament.

French President’s Style Invokes Sun King for Some

PARIS—Weeks before President Emmanuel Macron took office, a business leader confronted him about his plans to sidestep Parliament and pass a sweeping overhaul of the country’s labor system by decree. Even in the middle of World War I, the business leader said, French presidents had sought the approval of Parliament.

Categories: Business

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