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Netflix Signs Producer As Rivalry Intensifies

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-08-14 00:17
Netflix Signs Producer As Rivalry Intensifies

Netflix Inc. has recruited prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes, the creator of ABC hits such as “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” the clearest sign yet of an arms race for talent between new and old entertainment industry giants.

Netflix Signs Producer As Rivalry Intensifies

Netflix Inc. has recruited prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes, the creator of ABC hits such as “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” the clearest sign yet of an arms race for talent between new and old entertainment industry giants.

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What's News: Business & Finance

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 23:25
A legal feud between Uber’s co-founder and one of its biggest investors spiraled into a broader battle among shareholders.
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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 23:25
Trump warned that U.S. military resources were in place, “locked and loaded,” should North Korea “act unwisely,” as foreign leaders called on Washington and Pyongyang to end a cycle of threats.
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Forever Young: Tech Startups, Like Hollywood Celebrities, Fudge Their Ages

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 23:25
Hollywood celebrities have been known to deduct a few numbers when declaring their ages. Turns out Silicon Valley startups do the same thing.
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The Dangers of Giving Birth in Rural U.S.

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 23:25
MCMINNVILLE, Tenn.—Whitney Brown was in labor with her first baby when suddenly she couldn’t breathe.
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Cinemas Hit By Summer Duds

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 23:25
LOS ANGELES—Movie-theater chains are eager to roll the credits on a bruising summer, but the season’s disappointing box-office receipts have intensified worries about the fundamental challenges facing the industry.
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Uber Shareholders Battle Over Former CEO

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 23:25
A legal feud between Uber Technologies Inc.’s co-founder and one of its biggest investors spiraled on Friday into a broader battle among shareholders that threatens to throw the world’s most highly valued startup into further turmoil.
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Trump Warns of 'Big, Big Trouble'

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 23:25
President Donald Trump warned Friday that U.S. military resources were in place, “locked and loaded,” should North Korea “act unwisely,” as foreign leaders called on Washington and Pyongyang to end a cycle of rhetorical threats raising the specter of nuclear war.
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Investor Benchmark Capital Sues Uber Ex-CEO Kalanick

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 02:45
One of Uber’s largest shareholders alleges Travis Kalanick defrauded directors into giving him more control over the board.
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Trump Warns North Korea to 'Get Their Act Together'

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 02:30
President Donald Trump said his pledge this week to bring “fire and fury” against North Korea if it didn’t drop threats against the U.S. “maybe wasn’t tough enough,” in a series of remarks that ratcheted up American rhetoric against Pyongyang.
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Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in New York Basement---Or Does It?

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 00:47
Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in New York Basement—Or Does It?

Eighty feet below the streets of lower Manhattan, a Federal Reserve vault protected by armed guards contains about 6,200 tons of gold.

Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in New York Basement—Or Does It?

Eighty feet below the streets of lower Manhattan, a Federal Reserve vault protected by armed guards contains about 6,200 tons of gold.

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Visa Curbs Test Seasonal Hiring

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 00:47
Visa Curbs Test Seasonal Hiring

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass.—Jamaicans and other foreign workers have long powered the summer economy in the upscale tourist haven of Martha’s Vineyard, cleaning hotel rooms, waiting tables and mixing fudge. This year, many local businesses had to come up with a Plan B.

Visa Curbs Test Seasonal Hiring

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass.—Jamaicans and other foreign workers have long powered the summer economy in the upscale tourist haven of Martha’s Vineyard, cleaning hotel rooms, waiting tables and mixing fudge. This year, many local businesses had to come up with a Plan B.

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FBI Says ISIS Used eBay To Send Terror Cash to U.S.

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 00:46
FBI Says ISIS Used eBay To Send Terror Cash to U.S.

U.S. investigators uncovered a global financial network run by a senior Islamic State official that funneled money to an alleged ISIS operative in the U.S. through fake eBay transactions, according to a recently unsealed FBI affidavit.

FBI Says ISIS Used eBay To Send Terror Cash to U.S.

U.S. investigators uncovered a global financial network run by a senior Islamic State official that funneled money to an alleged ISIS operative in the U.S. through fake eBay transactions, according to a recently unsealed FBI affidavit.

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What's News: Business & Finance

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 00:46
What’s News: Business & Finance

Benchmark sued Uber ex-CEO Kalanick in an effort to oust him from the board, in a clash between two of the company’s most powerful shareholders. Uber’s first hire said he would step aside from his daily role as senior vice president of operations.

What’s News: Business & Finance

Benchmark sued Uber ex-CEO Kalanick in an effort to oust him from the board, in a clash between two of the company’s most powerful shareholders. Uber’s first hire said he would step aside from his daily role as senior vice president of operations.

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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-08-11 00:46
What’s News: World-Wide

Trump said his threat to bring “fire and fury” to North Korea “maybe wasn’t tough enough” and warned of more to come, as the president faced defiance from Pyongyang and resistance from China.

What’s News: World-Wide

Trump said his threat to bring “fire and fury” to North Korea “maybe wasn’t tough enough” and warned of more to come, as the president faced defiance from Pyongyang and resistance from China.

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Investors Question Oil Output In Big Field

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-08-10 00:17
Investors Question Oil Output In Big Field

Investors helped turn West Texas’ Permian Basin into America’s fastest-growing oil field, but their confidence is cracking over whether drillers can keep production rising.

Investors Question Oil Output In Big Field

Investors helped turn West Texas’ Permian Basin into America’s fastest-growing oil field, but their confidence is cracking over whether drillers can keep production rising.

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New York's Transit Mess Is One Hell of a Party---for Bus Drivers

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-08-10 00:17
New York’s Transit Mess Is One Hell of a Party—for Bus Drivers

When Jeffrey Zachary, a bus driver from Canton, Ohio, said he was going to New York City to help out during this summer’s transit crisis, his friend warned him not to talk to strangers. “My buddy said, this is not the type of city where people will be so receptive,” Mr. Zachary recalled.

New York’s Transit Mess Is One Hell of a Party—for Bus Drivers

When Jeffrey Zachary, a bus driver from Canton, Ohio, said he was going to New York City to help out during this summer’s transit crisis, his friend warned him not to talk to strangers. “My buddy said, this is not the type of city where people will be so receptive,” Mr. Zachary recalled.

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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-08-10 00:17
What’s News: World-Wide

U.S. administration officials sought to keep pressure on North Korea to curb its nuclear ambitions while moving to lessen alarm sparked by Trump’s threats. A broad overhaul of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, under way for half a decade, is expected to cost as much as $1 trillion over 30 years. North Korea released a Korean-Canadian pastor following a detention of more than two years.

What’s News: World-Wide

U.S. administration officials sought to keep pressure on North Korea to curb its nuclear ambitions while moving to lessen alarm sparked by Trump’s threats. A broad overhaul of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, under way for half a decade, is expected to cost as much as $1 trillion over 30 years. North Korea released a Korean-Canadian pastor following a detention of more than two years.

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Workers' Pace Dents Growth

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-08-10 00:17
Workers’ Pace Dents Growth

U.S. worker productivity picked up modestly in the second quarter but showed little sign of breaking out of the sluggish trend that has prevailed for more than a decade, holding back economic growth and living standards.

Workers’ Pace Dents Growth

U.S. worker productivity picked up modestly in the second quarter but showed little sign of breaking out of the sluggish trend that has prevailed for more than a decade, holding back economic growth and living standards.

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For Tech Innovators, Facebook Looms Large

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-08-10 00:16
For Tech Innovators, Facebook Looms Large

Tech startups live by the rule that speed is paramount. Houseparty, creator of a hot video app, has an extra reason for urgency.

For Tech Innovators, Facebook Looms Large

Tech startups live by the rule that speed is paramount. Houseparty, creator of a hot video app, has an extra reason for urgency.

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