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Who's Nuts for Fruitcake? Hikers and Other Athletes

Thu, 2017-12-28 20:37
Who’s Nuts for Fruitcake? Hikers and Other Athletes

Another Christmas has gone by and, once again, there are uneaten fruitcakes.

Who’s Nuts for Fruitcake? Hikers and Other Athletes

Another Christmas has gone by and, once again, there are uneaten fruitcakes.

Categories: Business

Helping China Make Movies: Director of 'Die Hard 2'

Thu, 2017-12-28 20:37
Helping China Make Movies: Director of ‘Die Hard 2’

HUAIROU, China—For the coming Chinese action thriller “Bodies at Rest,” director Renny Harlin pulled a move straight from his Hollywood repertoire.

Helping China Make Movies: Director of ‘Die Hard 2’

HUAIROU, China—For the coming Chinese action thriller “Bodies at Rest,” director Renny Harlin pulled a move straight from his Hollywood repertoire.

Categories: Business

Islamic State Claims Attack In Kabul

Thu, 2017-12-28 20:37
Islamic State Claims Attack In Kabul

KABUL—Islamic State said it was behind a suicide bombing at a Shiite Muslim cultural center here Thursday that killed at least 41 people, an attack the U.S. military said showed that battlefield setbacks are driving the militant group to hit softer urban targets.

Islamic State Claims Attack In Kabul

KABUL—Islamic State said it was behind a suicide bombing at a Shiite Muslim cultural center here Thursday that killed at least 41 people, an attack the U.S. military said showed that battlefield setbacks are driving the militant group to hit softer urban targets.

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The Worst Job in Tech: Keeping Facebook Clean

Wed, 2017-12-27 20:36
The Worst Job in Tech: Keeping Facebook Clean

By her second day on the job, Sarah Katz knew how jarring it can be to work as a content moderator for Facebook Inc. She says she saw anti-Semitic speech, bestiality photos and video of what seemed to be a girl and boy told by an adult off-screen to have sexual contact with each other.

The Worst Job in Tech: Keeping Facebook Clean

By her second day on the job, Sarah Katz knew how jarring it can be to work as a content moderator for Facebook Inc. She says she saw anti-Semitic speech, bestiality photos and video of what seemed to be a girl and boy told by an adult off-screen to have sexual contact with each other.

Categories: Business

U.S., Russia Clash on Hot Spots

Wed, 2017-12-27 20:36
U.S., Russia Clash on Hot Spots

The U.S. and Russia aired disagreements this week over key world conflict zones, framing differences that spell increasing uncertainties for the start of 2018 in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

U.S., Russia Clash on Hot Spots

The U.S. and Russia aired disagreements this week over key world conflict zones, framing differences that spell increasing uncertainties for the start of 2018 in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Categories: Business

Democrats Struggle To Convert Fervor Into Donations

Wed, 2017-12-27 20:36
Democrats Struggle To Convert Fervor Into Donations

Democrats aim to win back control of Congress and build up their presence in state capitals during next year’s elections, but they begin this ambitious mission with precious little cash to finance it.

Democrats Struggle To Convert Fervor Into Donations

Democrats aim to win back control of Congress and build up their presence in state capitals during next year’s elections, but they begin this ambitious mission with precious little cash to finance it.

Categories: Business

Deal Boosts China's Heft In Vehicle Industry

Wed, 2017-12-27 20:36
Deal Boosts China’s Heft In Vehicle Industry

SHANGHAI—A Chinese car maker said Wednesday it would buy a $3.24 billion stake in Swedish truck-and-bus maker Volvo AB, another sign of the appetite among Chinese companies for global automotive assets.

Deal Boosts China’s Heft In Vehicle Industry

SHANGHAI—A Chinese car maker said Wednesday it would buy a $3.24 billion stake in Swedish truck-and-bus maker Volvo AB, another sign of the appetite among Chinese companies for global automotive assets.

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What's That Rocketing Into the North Korean Sky? A Baseball!

Wed, 2017-12-27 20:36
What’s That Rocketing Into the North Korean Sky? A Baseball!

SEOUL—Curtis Melvin, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, was poring over commercial satellite images of North Korea last year when he came across a patch of dirt with what appeared to be four bases, a pitcher’s mound and an outfield.

What’s That Rocketing Into the North Korean Sky? A Baseball!

SEOUL—Curtis Melvin, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, was poring over commercial satellite images of North Korea last year when he came across a patch of dirt with what appeared to be four bases, a pitcher’s mound and an outfield.

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China's DNA Trove Nets Guilty, Innocent

Tue, 2017-12-26 20:38
China’s DNA Trove Nets Guilty, Innocent

QIANWEI, China—Schoolchildren in a bucolic region in western China famed for steam trains and jasmine flowers thought little of it when police interrupted classes and asked all the boys to spit into small plastic boxes.

China’s DNA Trove Nets Guilty, Innocent

QIANWEI, China—Schoolchildren in a bucolic region in western China famed for steam trains and jasmine flowers thought little of it when police interrupted classes and asked all the boys to spit into small plastic boxes.

Categories: Business

Old-Line Firms in Auto Race

Tue, 2017-12-26 20:38
Old-Line Firms in Auto Race

Auto makers and popular ride-hailing services aren’t the only companies looking to cash in on the shift to electric and self-driving vehicles. Old-line industrial companies outside of Detroit are joining in, too.

Old-Line Firms in Auto Race

Auto makers and popular ride-hailing services aren’t the only companies looking to cash in on the shift to electric and self-driving vehicles. Old-line industrial companies outside of Detroit are joining in, too.

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Property Owners Rush to Prepay Tax Bills

Tue, 2017-12-26 20:38
Property Owners Rush to Prepay Tax Bills

Homeowners across the nation are rushing this week to prepay their property taxes for 2018 before the Republican tax law kicks in Jan. 1 and effectively raises the levy on higher-end homes.

Property Owners Rush to Prepay Tax Bills

Homeowners across the nation are rushing this week to prepay their property taxes for 2018 before the Republican tax law kicks in Jan. 1 and effectively raises the levy on higher-end homes.

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Long-Term Rates Pose Risk for Rally

Tue, 2017-12-26 20:37
Long-Term Rates Pose Risk for Rally

Investors are elated by a booming global economy and central banks’ promises to tighten monetary policy only gradually. The risk in the coming year: that long-term interest rates develop a mind of their own.

Long-Term Rates Pose Risk for Rally

Investors are elated by a booming global economy and central banks’ promises to tighten monetary policy only gradually. The risk in the coming year: that long-term interest rates develop a mind of their own.

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To Marry My Daughter, and Pay Electronically, Please Add One Sheep

Tue, 2017-12-26 19:54
To Marry My Daughter, and Pay Electronically, Please Add One Sheep

SOWETO, South Africa—Sisi Seloane’s family was ecstatic when she got engaged to her boyfriend of six months. Then her fiancé asked to deliver her traditional bridal price by electronic transfer, to avoid carrying wads of cash in a city notorious for crime.

To Marry My Daughter, and Pay Electronically, Please Add One Sheep

SOWETO, South Africa—Sisi Seloane’s family was ecstatic when she got engaged to her boyfriend of six months. Then her fiancé asked to deliver her traditional bridal price by electronic transfer, to avoid carrying wads of cash in a city notorious for crime.

Categories: Business

Feeling Pressure, Under Armour CEO Says Side Job Is Just That

Mon, 2017-12-25 20:08
Feeling Pressure, Under Armour CEO Says Side Job Is Just That

BALTIMORE—Temperatures were near freezing earlier this month when Under Armour Inc.’s management convened a town-hall meeting in a parking garage at the company’s headquarters here. With minimal heat and some executives donning winter hats to keep warm, Chief Executive Kevin Plank got straight to the point. “2017 sucked,” he said.

Feeling Pressure, Under Armour CEO Says Side Job Is Just That

BALTIMORE—Temperatures were near freezing earlier this month when Under Armour Inc.’s management convened a town-hall meeting in a parking garage at the company’s headquarters here. With minimal heat and some executives donning winter hats to keep warm, Chief Executive Kevin Plank got straight to the point. “2017 sucked,” he said.

Categories: Business

Rural Business Owners Face Dwindling Pool of Lenders

Mon, 2017-12-25 20:08
Rural Business Owners Face Dwindling Pool of Lenders

ROXOBEL, N.C.—Danielle Baker wanted a $324,000 loan last year to expand the peanut-processing business she ran from the family farm. She had a longstanding relationship with the Roxobel branch of Southern Bank, and she thought Southern would help fund the peanut operation she had spun off, too.

Rural Business Owners Face Dwindling Pool of Lenders

ROXOBEL, N.C.—Danielle Baker wanted a $324,000 loan last year to expand the peanut-processing business she ran from the family farm. She had a longstanding relationship with the Roxobel branch of Southern Bank, and she thought Southern would help fund the peanut operation she had spun off, too.

Categories: Business

That Smokestack Is a Treasure! China Gets Nostalgic for Mao Era

Mon, 2017-12-25 20:08
That Smokestack Is a Treasure! China Gets Nostalgic for Mao Era

BEIJING—Just outside the Second Ring Road in southwest Beijing sits the delicately chiseled Tianning Pagoda, one of the capital’s oldest structures. After 900 years, it is a little worse for wear, with many of its Buddha carvings roughed up by Cultural Revolution marauders.

That Smokestack Is a Treasure! China Gets Nostalgic for Mao Era

BEIJING—Just outside the Second Ring Road in southwest Beijing sits the delicately chiseled Tianning Pagoda, one of the capital’s oldest structures. After 900 years, it is a little worse for wear, with many of its Buddha carvings roughed up by Cultural Revolution marauders.

Categories: Business

Retail Holiday Sales Go Ka-Ching

Mon, 2017-12-25 20:08
Retail Holiday Sales Go Ka-Ching

Retailers are enjoying some extra Christmas cheer.

Retail Holiday Sales Go Ka-Ching

Retailers are enjoying some extra Christmas cheer.

Categories: Business

Drilling Plan Eases Rules

Mon, 2017-12-25 20:06
Drilling Plan Eases Rules

WASHINGTON—Regulators in the Trump administration are proposing to roll back safety measures put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a revision that would reduce the role of government in offshore oil production and return more responsibility to private companies.

Drilling Plan Eases Rules

WASHINGTON—Regulators in the Trump administration are proposing to roll back safety measures put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a revision that would reduce the role of government in offshore oil production and return more responsibility to private companies.

Categories: Business

What's News: Business & Finance

Fri, 2017-12-22 23:22
Retailers competed fiercely on logistics as they fought for last-minute sales in the home stretch of the holiday shopping season.
Categories: Business

What's News: World-Wide

Fri, 2017-12-22 23:21
Trump signed the tax-overhaul bill into law, as the GOP closed the year with a flurry of legislative victories after a rocky start.
Categories: Business

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