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In a Worst-Case Scenario, the Bell Tolls for 'Whom'

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-15 19:55
In a Worst-Case Scenario, the Bell Tolls for ‘Whom’

When Twitter users open their home pages, they are greeted by an inset box at the top of the screen in which three words appear in gray type: “Who to follow.”

In a Worst-Case Scenario, the Bell Tolls for ‘Whom’

When Twitter users open their home pages, they are greeted by an inset box at the top of the screen in which three words appear in gray type: “Who to follow.”

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Once-Hot Quant Funds Get Lukewarm Start to Year

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-15 19:55
Once-Hot Quant Funds Get Lukewarm Start to Year

This year is shaping up to be a dismal one for so-called quant funds, typically some of Wall Street’s hottest investors.

Once-Hot Quant Funds Get Lukewarm Start to Year

This year is shaping up to be a dismal one for so-called quant funds, typically some of Wall Street’s hottest investors.

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Senate Seeks Wider Russian Penalties

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 2017-06-15 19:55
Senate Seeks Wider Russian Penalties

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to expand sanctions on Moscow and wrest more control of Russian policy from the Trump administration, bucking criticism of the legislation from European allies, the State Department and the Kremlin.

Senate Seeks Wider Russian Penalties

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to expand sanctions on Moscow and wrest more control of Russian policy from the Trump administration, bucking criticism of the legislation from European allies, the State Department and the Kremlin.

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Chinese Tycoon Held In Corruption Probe

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-14 20:58
Chinese Tycoon Held In Corruption Probe

SHANGHAI—A highflying Chinese business tycoon whose company owns New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel was detained in China late last week by authorities who are investigating corruption and trying to curb risky financial behavior.

Chinese Tycoon Held In Corruption Probe

SHANGHAI—A highflying Chinese business tycoon whose company owns New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel was detained in China late last week by authorities who are investigating corruption and trying to curb risky financial behavior.

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Oil Glut Exposes OPEC's Limits

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-14 20:58
Oil Glut Exposes OPEC’s Limits

OPEC is running smack into a wall of crude-oil storage.

Oil Glut Exposes OPEC’s Limits

OPEC is running smack into a wall of crude-oil storage.

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GOP Lawmakers Targeted In Ballfield Shooting Spree

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-14 20:58
GOP Lawmakers Targeted In Ballfield Shooting Spree

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A gunman with a history of criticizing President Donald Trump and GOP policies opened fire on Republican congressmen gathered at a baseball practice Wednesday morning, shooting four in an attack that stunned the capital and prompted both parties to set aside partisan differences.

GOP Lawmakers Targeted In Ballfield Shooting Spree

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A gunman with a history of criticizing President Donald Trump and GOP policies opened fire on Republican congressmen gathered at a baseball practice Wednesday morning, shooting four in an attack that stunned the capital and prompted both parties to set aside partisan differences.

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Fed Lifts Rates, Readies Asset Cuts

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 2017-06-14 20:58
Fed Lifts Rates, Readies Asset Cuts

WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates and spelled out in greater detail its plans to start shrinking its $4.5 trillion portfolio of bonds and other assets this year.

Fed Lifts Rates, Readies Asset Cuts

WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates and spelled out in greater detail its plans to start shrinking its $4.5 trillion portfolio of bonds and other assets this year.

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Search for Fed Chief Begins, Led by Goldman Veteran

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-13 20:41
Search for Fed Chief Begins, Led by Goldman Veteran

The White House is set to launch its search for the next Federal Reserve chief, according to a senior official, and it will be managed by Gary Cohn, the former Wall Street executive who some market strategists believe could be a candidate for the post himself.

Search for Fed Chief Begins, Led by Goldman Veteran

The White House is set to launch its search for the next Federal Reserve chief, according to a senior official, and it will be managed by Gary Cohn, the former Wall Street executive who some market strategists believe could be a candidate for the post himself.

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Oil Giant Sees a Future in Volts

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-13 20:41
Oil Giant Sees a Future in Volts

France’s Total SA, one of the world’s largest oil companies, sent its top executives to Silicon Valley last summer, where they met with tech investors and futurists. At Tesla Inc.’s Bay Area factory, a Total executive tweeted a photo of a gleaming, red Model S—an electric car that burns no oil products at all.

Oil Giant Sees a Future in Volts

France’s Total SA, one of the world’s largest oil companies, sent its top executives to Silicon Valley last summer, where they met with tech investors and futurists. At Tesla Inc.’s Bay Area factory, a Total executive tweeted a photo of a gleaming, red Model S—an electric car that burns no oil products at all.

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At Your Next Massage, Try The Sander

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-13 20:41
At Your Next Massage, Try The Sander

Randy Fruchter says the exchange has happened a few times. He leans over a man lying prone on his massage table and turns on a buzzing, hand-held device.

At Your Next Massage, Try The Sander

Randy Fruchter says the exchange has happened a few times. He leans over a man lying prone on his massage table and turns on a buzzing, hand-held device.

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Uber CEO Takes a Break as Scandals Roil Firm

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-13 20:41
Uber CEO Takes a Break as Scandals Roil Firm

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said he would take an indefinite leave from the company he built into the world’s most valuable startup, as the ride-hailing giant announced sweeping changes to its workplace culture in response to a series of scandals.

Uber CEO Takes a Break as Scandals Roil Firm

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said he would take an indefinite leave from the company he built into the world’s most valuable startup, as the ride-hailing giant announced sweeping changes to its workplace culture in response to a series of scandals.

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Sessions Calls Allegations Of Russia Collusion a Lie

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-06-13 20:41
Sessions Calls Allegations Of Russia Collusion a Lie

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel on Tuesday that he never met with any Russian officials last year to discuss the presidential campaign and any suggestion that he colluded with them to help Donald Trump was “an appalling and detestable lie.”

Sessions Calls Allegations Of Russia Collusion a Lie

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel on Tuesday that he never met with any Russian officials last year to discuss the presidential campaign and any suggestion that he colluded with them to help Donald Trump was “an appalling and detestable lie.”

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Bets Pile Up on Wall Street's fear Index

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-06-12 20:39
Bets Pile Up on Wall Street’s fear Index

Wall Street’s “fear gauge” has neared all-time lows this year. That hasn’t stopped retail investor Jason Miller from making a nice chunk of change betting it will go even lower.

Bets Pile Up on Wall Street’s fear Index

Wall Street’s “fear gauge” has neared all-time lows this year. That hasn’t stopped retail investor Jason Miller from making a nice chunk of change betting it will go even lower.

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This Satanic Band Demands Better Work Conditions

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-06-12 20:39
This Satanic Band Demands Better Work Conditions

Ghost, a Swedish heavy-metal band, built a cult following over a decade using demonic pageantry and rhyming lyrics like “hypnotizing horns of ram” and “paralyzing pentagram.”

This Satanic Band Demands Better Work Conditions

Ghost, a Swedish heavy-metal band, built a cult following over a decade using demonic pageantry and rhyming lyrics like “hypnotizing horns of ram” and “paralyzing pentagram.”

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Army Tests Injection for PTSD

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-06-12 20:39
Army Tests Injection for PTSD

FORT BELVOIR, Va.—The U.S. Army has commissioned a study to determine whether an anesthetic injection to the neck alleviates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder—a treatment that, if proven effective, could be a big step toward easing an affliction affecting hundreds of thousands of troops who have returned from combat.

Army Tests Injection for PTSD

FORT BELVOIR, Va.—The U.S. Army has commissioned a study to determine whether an anesthetic injection to the neck alleviates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder—a treatment that, if proven effective, could be a big step toward easing an affliction affecting hundreds of thousands of troops who have returned from combat.

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GE Names New CEO Amid Slump

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-06-12 20:39
GE Names New CEO Amid Slump

General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeff Immelt will step aside this summer, ending a 16-year run atop a conglomerate that he significantly reshaped but whose shares have vastly underperformed the stock market during his tenure.

GE Names New CEO Amid Slump

General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeff Immelt will step aside this summer, ending a 16-year run atop a conglomerate that he significantly reshaped but whose shares have vastly underperformed the stock market during his tenure.

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Treasury Proposes Loosening Bank Rules

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-06-12 20:39
Treasury Proposes Loosening Bank Rules

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration proposed a wide-ranging rethink of the rules governing the U.S. financial sector in a report that makes scores of recommendations that have been on the banking industry’s wish list for years.

Treasury Proposes Loosening Bank Rules

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration proposed a wide-ranging rethink of the rules governing the U.S. financial sector in a report that makes scores of recommendations that have been on the banking industry’s wish list for years.

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Sessions's Testimony Keeps Russia in Focus

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 2017-06-11 20:08
Sessions’s Testimony Keeps Russia in Focus

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify Tuesday before the same Senate committee that heard from former FBI Director James Comey last week, keeping national attention on a Russia investigation that White House officials have been trying to push to the background.

Sessions’s Testimony Keeps Russia in Focus

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify Tuesday before the same Senate committee that heard from former FBI Director James Comey last week, keeping national attention on a Russia investigation that White House officials have been trying to push to the background.

Categories: Business

Currency Declines Lose Export Punch

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 2017-06-11 20:08
Currency Declines Lose Export Punch

For decades, economics textbooks argued that suddenly weaker currencies are a boon to growth, because they make a country’s exports more competitive or profitable on the global stage, which in turn boosts domestic production and employment.

Currency Declines Lose Export Punch

For decades, economics textbooks argued that suddenly weaker currencies are a boon to growth, because they make a country’s exports more competitive or profitable on the global stage, which in turn boosts domestic production and employment.

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First Job of Dismantling Nuclear Plants: Find a Russian Speaker

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 2017-06-11 20:08
First Job of Dismantling Nuclear Plants: Find a Russian Speaker

On paper, it was just another factory demolition job.

First Job of Dismantling Nuclear Plants: Find a Russian Speaker

On paper, it was just another factory demolition job.

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