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Science Affliction: Will Brands Flop After Blade Runner Cameos?

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-09-26 01:23
Science Affliction: Will Brands Flop After Blade Runner Cameos?

When the sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” was released in 1982, it conjured a Los Angeles of 2019 whose steamy streets teem with flying cars and neon advertising.

Science Affliction: Will Brands Flop After Blade Runner Cameos?

When the sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” was released in 1982, it conjured a Los Angeles of 2019 whose steamy streets teem with flying cars and neon advertising.

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GOP's Next uphill Job: Revamping Tax Code

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-09-26 01:23
GOP’s Next uphill Job: Revamping Tax Code

Steven Mnuchin is facing the biggest test of his short political career.

GOP’s Next uphill Job: Revamping Tax Code

Steven Mnuchin is facing the biggest test of his short political career.

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What's News: Business & Finance

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-09-26 01:23
What’s News: Business & Finance

The SEC’s chairman is expected to testify that his agency may have mishandled a breach of its system for disclosing market-moving news.

What’s News: Business & Finance

The SEC’s chairman is expected to testify that his agency may have mishandled a breach of its system for disclosing market-moving news.

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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-09-26 01:23
What’s News: World-Wide

The Republicans’ latest effort to repeal large parts of the ACA this year suffered a likely death blow as GOP Sen. Collins’s declared opposition left it without enough votes to pass.

What’s News: World-Wide

The Republicans’ latest effort to repeal large parts of the ACA this year suffered a likely death blow as GOP Sen. Collins’s declared opposition left it without enough votes to pass.

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SEC Sees Neglect on Hack

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-09-26 01:23
SEC Sees Neglect on Hack

WASHINGTON—The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to say Tuesday that his agency may have mishandled a breach of its system for disclosing market-moving news and promise to intensify how it defends itself against hackers.

SEC Sees Neglect on Hack

WASHINGTON—The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to say Tuesday that his agency may have mishandled a breach of its system for disclosing market-moving news and promise to intensify how it defends itself against hackers.

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Health Law Push Nears End Of Line

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-09-26 01:23
Health Law Push Nears End Of Line

WASHINGTON—The Republicans’ latest effort to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act this year suffered a likely death blow Monday, when Sen. Susan Collins’s declared opposition left it without enough votes to pass.

Health Law Push Nears End Of Line

WASHINGTON—The Republicans’ latest effort to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act this year suffered a likely death blow Monday, when Sen. Susan Collins’s declared opposition left it without enough votes to pass.

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Risky Loans Surge In U.S., Overseas

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:12
Risky Loans Surge In U.S., Overseas

Lending to the most highly indebted companies has climbed by more than half this year, raising fears among some investors that a key corner of the financial markets is overheating.

Risky Loans Surge In U.S., Overseas

Lending to the most highly indebted companies has climbed by more than half this year, raising fears among some investors that a key corner of the financial markets is overheating.

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GOP Health Push Hits More Snags

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:12
GOP Health Push Hits More Snags

WASHINGTON—Senate Republican leaders appeared to face a nearly insurmountable path to reviving their repeal of the Affordable Care Act, after Sen. Susan Collins said she couldn’t envision voting for the bill and fellow GOP Sen. Rand Paul outlined tough demands for his support.

GOP Health Push Hits More Snags

WASHINGTON—Senate Republican leaders appeared to face a nearly insurmountable path to reviving their repeal of the Affordable Care Act, after Sen. Susan Collins said she couldn’t envision voting for the bill and fellow GOP Sen. Rand Paul outlined tough demands for his support.

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An Empowered Miss Muffet Spawns a YouTube Empire

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:11
An Empowered Miss Muffet Spawns a YouTube Empire

CHENNAI, India—Like many Indians, B.M. Krishnan grew up with both local and Western nursery rhymes. Even as a child, he figured the English ones just didn’t make much sense.

An Empowered Miss Muffet Spawns a YouTube Empire

CHENNAI, India—Like many Indians, B.M. Krishnan grew up with both local and Western nursery rhymes. Even as a child, he figured the English ones just didn’t make much sense.

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What's News: Business & Finance

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:11
What’s News: Business & Finance

Lending to companies with heavy debt loads has surged by more than half this year, raising fears among some investors that a key corner of the financial markets is overheating.

What’s News: Business & Finance

Lending to companies with heavy debt loads has surged by more than half this year, raising fears among some investors that a key corner of the financial markets is overheating.

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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:11
What’s News: World-Wide

Merkel’s alliance won the German election, virtually assuring her a fourth term as chancellor, but a steep drop in support for the center-right bloc and an anti-immigrant party’s surge signaled political turbulence ahead.

What’s News: World-Wide

Merkel’s alliance won the German election, virtually assuring her a fourth term as chancellor, but a steep drop in support for the center-right bloc and an anti-immigrant party’s surge signaled political turbulence ahead.

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Vote Reflects Europe Turn

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:10
Vote Reflects Europe Turn

BERLIN—Germany’s election result confirms the overriding trend of European politics in the past year: the crumbling of the Continent’s established parties in the face of voter anxiety over economics and identity.

Vote Reflects Europe Turn

BERLIN—Germany’s election result confirms the overriding trend of European politics in the past year: the crumbling of the Continent’s established parties in the face of voter anxiety over economics and identity.

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Rising Right Dents Merkel's Win

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:10
Rising Right Dents Merkel’s Win

BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance won the German election, but a steep drop in its support and an anti-immigrant party’s surge signaled political turbulence ahead for Europe’s largest economy.

Rising Right Dents Merkel’s Win

BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance won the German election, but a steep drop in its support and an anti-immigrant party’s surge signaled political turbulence ahead for Europe’s largest economy.

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Brothers in Arms

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-09-22 22:59
Mike Goski stared into the steel casket at his twin brother’s body, dressed for eternity in a deep-blue Marine Corps jacket with red piping and brass buttons. It was like looking into a cruel mirror, Chris’s face, so like his own, distorted by a wound the mortician couldn’t hide.
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What's News: Business & Finance

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-09-22 22:59
Uber is set to lose its license to operate in London, threatening to shut the ride-hailing firm out of one of its biggest markets.
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Uber Loses License To Operate In London

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-09-22 22:59
LONDON—London’s top transport authority stripped Uber Technologies Inc. of its private-car hire license in the city, threatening to shut the company out of one of its biggest markets.
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Want to Be a Fed Governor? Roots Matter

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-09-22 22:59
Winning nomination to the Federal Reserve Board takes financial acumen, political savvy and a very expansive notion of geography and biography.
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Facebook Suddenly Drops Share Plan

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-09-22 22:58
Facebook Inc. on Friday abruptly abandoned a plan to change its stock structure that would have given Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg more control, the latest in a string of reversals by the social-media giant as it fends off controversies on several fronts.
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GOP Health Push Suffers New Blow

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-09-22 22:58
WASHINGTON—An 11th-hour Republican push to undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act suffered an apparently lethal blow Friday when Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said he wouldn’t support the plan, prompting congressional aides of both parties to say they saw no path forward for the bill.
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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-09-22 22:58
McCain said he wouldn’t support the latest GOP plan to undo large parts of the ACA, casting doubt on a path forward for the bill.
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