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Civics Instruction Moves Up in Class
After years on the back burner of the nation’s educational agenda, civics is making a comeback.
News published on 2014-12-26 14:54:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Education
Skype Sessions Connect U.S. Arts Teachers With Iraqi Students
A handful of U.S. instructors are using Skype to teach young Iraqi performing artists, who have struggled to further their educations at home.
News published on 2014-12-26 09:55:59 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
U.S. Stocks Trade Higher
U.S. stocks rose, putting major benchmarks on early track for all-time highs.
News published on 2014-12-26 08:26:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Suspected U.S. Drone Strikes Pakistan
Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at two compounds in the North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least seven alleged militants.
News published on 2014-12-26 03:32:38 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Uncertainty Amid Volatility in Chinese Stocks
As the best year for Chinese stocks since the financial crisis draws to a close, investors looking for clues of next year’s performance have turned up market volatility.
News published on 2014-12-26 00:09:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Citigroup Selling Its Japanese Retail Unit
TOKYO—Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. said Thursday it would purchase Citigroup Inc.’s Japanese retail operations, sealing the U.S. lender’s exit from a problematic, money-losing business that drew ire from Japanese regulators.
News published on 2014-12-25 22:05:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Another Rock 'n' Roll Birthplace---at 1650 Broadway
In the early years of rock ’n’ roll, many of the most famous hits were churned out in a nondescript office building at 1650 Broadway.
News published on 2014-12-25 21:24:48 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Singapore Exchange Forging Ground in Derivatives
Starved of growth at home as stock trading volumes plummet, Singapore’s exchange is pushing into Asia’s riskier markets to stay competitive.
News published on 2014-12-25 20:39:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Hong Kong Police Arrest 12 Protesters
Hong Kong police say they arrested 12 protesters who were blocking several roads in the Mong Kok district as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to the site hundreds had occupied for months.
News published on 2014-12-25 20:18:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Flights of Fancy: Aviator Buffs Yearn for Watches, but Few Pilots Use Them
With a $1.1 million RM 039, a pilot can calculate fuel burn, flight times and ground speed. The titanium-encased assembly of gears and springs can convert gallons to liters and pounds to kilograms, and even measure altitude.
News published on 2014-12-25 19:47:42 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
French Carpooling Service BlaBlaCar Gains Traction
Eight-year-old carpooling service BlaBlaCar is gaining on the back of Europe’s deteriorating public-transport and as a low-key and long-distance alternative to trains.
News published on 2014-12-25 19:20:11 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Madison Square Garden's Original Win
Eighty years ago, in need of a new marquee event to draw crowds, the struggling arena changed basketball forever by hosting the first college basketball double-header. The sport would never be the same.
News published on 2014-12-25 18:21:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
Goofy Comedies and a John Huston Showcase
A retrospective of John Huston films, plus goofy comedies from yesteryear in this week’s Repertory Film.
News published on 2014-12-25 17:44:04 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Aviator Buffs Yearn for Watches, but Few Pilots Actually Use Them
Jet setters covet costly timepieces for their air of high-tech machismo, but pilots say they’ve never seen anyone actually use an aviator watch to do a calculation.
News published on 2014-12-25 17:35:34 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Calder Sculpture Triggers Heavenly Debate in Washington
Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, is seeking to get one of the final works of sculptor Alexander Calder, which dominates the Hart Senate office building’s 90-foot-high atrium, moving again.
News published on 2014-12-25 16:56:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
The Safest Investments in the British Countryside
As developers move into country villages, the best bets for buyers are often in National Parks and other protected areas.
News published on 2014-12-25 16:01:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Foreign Correspondent
El año en que Putin desafío a Occidente y erró en sus cálculos
Los errores de cálculo de Putin han restringido sus opciones. Luego de hacer caso omiso a los costos económicos del conflicto durante la mayor parte del año, recientemente ha comenzado a recuperar la confianza de las empresas y revivir la economía, se
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Citibank Sells Japan Retail Unit
Sumitomo Mitsui said it would purchase Citigroup’s Japanese retail operations, leaving the New York bank to focus on corporate banking, investment banking and other institutional businesses in the world’s third-largest economy.
News published on 2014-12-25 15:39:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Opinión: Carta desde una prisión venezolana
Por Leopoldo López
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La recuperación económica del Reino Unido es más lenta de lo esperado
La economía británica ha crecido menos de lo que se pensaba desde la recesión, dijo el martes la Oficina Nacional de Estadística, después de las revisiones realizadas en este año y en 2013.
News published on 2014-12-25 15:32:36 from the Wall Street Journal about
Los coleccionistas de arte predicen una 'estampida' hacia Cuba
Los conocedores del mundo de las artes plásticas apuestan a que la restauración de las relaciones diplomáticas entre Estados Unidos y Cuba podría convertir a la isla en el nuevo lugar de moda del mercado mundial del arte.
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In Uganda, Out of Nowhere, There Is Baseball
In the East African nation of Uganda, a local man has led the development of an extraordinary baseball culture.
News published on 2014-12-25 15:10:16 from the Wall Street Journal about MLB
Rusia declara el fin de la crisis del rublo
El ministro de finanzas de Rusia declaró el fin de la crisis de la divisa, luego que el rublo alcanzara su punto más alto en tres semanas el jueves, pero el presidente Vladimir Putin les dijo a sus ministros que tendrán que trabajar durante las fiestas
News published on 2014-12-25 09:42:50 from the Wall Street Journal about
Los bancos y firmas de telecomunicaciones españolas se perfilan como buenas inversiones en 2015
La bolsa española afronta un complicado 2015 marcado por la volatilidad ante el creciente riesgo político que representan la pujanza de partidos populistas como Podemos, el raquítico crecimiento económico de la eurozona o la incertidumbre sobre si el
News published on 2014-12-25 07:54:56 from the Wall Street Journal about
Coca-Cola prueba la receta de la austeridad
Las iniciativas de Coca-Cola de recortar personal son parte de un plan de reducción de costos que anunció en octubre tras advertir que no alcanzaría sus metas de ganancias este año ni el próximo conforme los consumidores toman menos gaseosas, las que
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Pope: 'So Many Tears This Christmas'
Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.
News published on 2014-12-25 07:40:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Japan Bond Yields Hit Low
Japanese government bond yields sank to their lowest-ever level, defying an upswing in U.S. yields over the last week and demonstrating the Bank of Japan’s overwhelming influence on the market.
News published on 2014-12-25 02:48:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Sony Releases 'The Interview' Online
Sony Pictures said it would distribute “The Interview” online beginning Wednesday through a Sony website as well as services from Google and Microsoft.
News published on 2014-12-24 22:32:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
The 2014 Economist Advent calendar - Christmas day

News published on 2014-12-24 17:00:27 from the The Economist about Graphicdetail
Less holy, more holly
The rise of the modern Christmas (and its trimmings)
News published on 2014-12-24 17:00:00 from the The Economist about Graphicdetail
'American Sniper' Review: The Good, the Terse and the Tragic
Bradley Cooper puts another notch in his gun as he plays the legendarily lethal U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
News published on 2014-12-24 16:50:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Film Review
The Glory Days of Frankincense and Myrrh
The resins that the Magi gave to the baby Jesus played a central role in daily life since the dawn of civilization. Today, they’re used in massage oil and mouthwash.
News published on 2014-12-24 11:03:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Historically Speaking
ISIS Captures Jordan Pilot
A Jordanian air force pilot was captured by Islamic State militants in Syria after his plane crashed near the city of Raqqa, Jordan’s armed forces said.
News published on 2014-12-24 08:15:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
U.S. Stocks Edge Higher
U.S. stocks edged higher for a sixth straight session Wednesday, continuing a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve’s reiteration last week that it would be patient about raising interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-24 08:15:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
The baseball-card bubble
OUR Christmas issue of
News published on 2014-12-24 07:58:41 from the The Economist about Gametheory
Handicapped
OUR Christmas issue of
News published on 2014-12-24 07:54:30 from the The Economist about Gametheory
Militants Kill Dozens in Northeast India
Suspected separatist rebels in India’s northeastern state of Assam killed at least 56 people and wounded others in a series of attacks.
News published on 2014-12-24 07:40:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
SMFG President: Oil Drop May Lead to More Caution on Deals
The president of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group said the recent fall in oil prices may make him more cautious about selecting projects for financing, although he doesn’t see a big impact on the bank’s energy-related portfolio.
News published on 2014-12-24 07:04:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Missouri Police Officer Kills Man Who Pulled Gun
The police-involved shooting death of an allegedly armed black man in a St. Louis suburb led to small protests, scuffles with police and four arrests overnight, according to police.
News published on 2014-12-24 06:35:47 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Piles of Cash Pour Onto Hong Kong Road
An armored van spilled nearly $2 million in cash onto one of Hong Kong’s busiest roads, bringing traffic to a halt as people got out of cars and scooped up money.
News published on 2014-12-24 03:59:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
European Shares Mixed
European shares were mixed in a holiday-shortened session ahead of the Christmas break.
News published on 2014-12-24 03:00:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Rosario Dawson Switches It Up in 'Top Five'
Rosario Dawson has done a lot of things on-screen, from Broadway musical adaptations to Tarantino. Comedy, rarely. But now she’s starring opposite Chris Rock in his new film, ‘Top Five.’
News published on 2014-12-23 21:26:47 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Tribal militants kill 48 in India’s Assam
Bodo separatist guerrillas launch attacks in retaliation for offensive against them
News published on 2014-12-23 21:20:15 from the Financial Times about India
We Are What We Drive: The Year's Most Interesting Cars
You can learn a lot about a person by examining an object they hold dear. Which raises a question: How do people end up with a passion for a specific automobile?
News published on 2014-12-23 21:15:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Autos
The Drones On Autopilot That Follow You (Usually)
Drones with cameras can bring a stunning aerial dimension to our photos. But pilots of these increasingly popular mini-copters have an unfortunate tendency to crash into things. I myself have flown them into trees, houses…and a friend.
News published on 2014-12-23 21:15:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Technology
Tras el auge energético en Texas, ahora hay inquietud por los precios del petróleo
Los analistas dicen que es demasiado temprano para predecir cuán fuerte la caída de los precios del crudo golpeará a Texas, pero pocos están en desacuerdo en que habrá un impacto.
News published on 2014-12-23 21:02:30 from the Wall Street Journal about
Detrás de la decisión de Arabia Saudita de mantener la producción del crudo
La historia de la nueva estrategia petrolera de Arabia Saudita no se trata de un esfuerzo coordinado entre el reino saudita y su aliado estadounidense. Es más bien la historia de una naciente rivalidad, impulsada por lo que Arabia Saudita percibe como un
News published on 2014-12-23 21:02:25 from the Wall Street Journal about
Video: Cómo el fútbol está influenciando al fútbol americano
Los evaluadores de talento de la NFL dicen que hay un nuevo tipo de atleta que está dominando la liga de fútbol americano en esta temporada: el jugador de fútbol.
News published on 2014-12-23 21:02:20 from the Wall Street Journal about
La economía de EE.UU., en un récord de 11 años
La economía de EE.UU. está cerrando 2014 en un punto óptimo en el que se combinan el crecimiento robusto, un aumento sostenido del empleo y la disminución del desempleo, lo que genera optimismo de que un patrón de expansión lenta presente desde la r
News published on 2014-12-23 21:02:18 from the Wall Street Journal about
El mayor regreso de 2014: los discos de vinilo
Las ventas subieron 49% en EE.UU., conforme los jóvenes compran más discos, atraídos por la percibida calidad de sonido superior del vinilo y el ritual de poner la aguja en acción. Pero las fábricas anticuadas tienen problemas para seguir el ritmo de
News published on 2014-12-23 21:02:16 from the Wall Street Journal about
Nothing Says 'Christmas' Quite Like a Knicks Game
The Knicks’ Christmas-day meeting with the Wizards at Madison Garden will mark their 50th appearance on the holiday, more than any other NBA team. Here’s a look back at the first 49.
News published on 2014-12-23 20:47:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
Australian Police Arrest Two in Counterterror Raid
Australian police arrested two men in operations to disrupt an alleged plot to carry out a terrorist strike on a government target—hours after the prime minister warned a militant attack was thought likely following a recent hostage siege by a lone gunm
News published on 2014-12-23 20:28:25 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Plumlee Shines as Nets Beat Nuggets
Mason Plumlee helped ignite a game-winning run to give the Nets a 102-96 win over the Denver Nuggets. Meanwhile, Brook Lopez’s move to the bench might become permanent.
News published on 2014-12-23 20:20:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Brooklyn Nets
Iron-Ore Prices Hit Low as China Demand Remains Weak
Iron-ore prices sagged to a fresh 5½-year low as demand from China, the world’s No. 1 buyer, remained weak and supplies ample.
News published on 2014-12-23 20:12:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Humbugs: Christmas Trees May Be Trimmed With 'Hitchhikers'
Christmas trees can bring all sorts of surprises, including needle midges, root weevils and aphids. Growers are going to greater lengths to remove critters from their trees—even though they say they are perfectly natural. One method: giving trees a hot
News published on 2014-12-23 20:11:53 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Churches Resisting Mergers Appeal to Higher Powers
At least 18 parishes are seeking recourse with the Vatican to overturn or limit the scope of mergers pushed by the Archdiocese of New York, according to a canon lawyer advising the churches.
News published on 2014-12-23 20:09:23 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Adventurous Cocktails at Upper East Side's Gilroy
The Gilroy, an Upper East Side bar that opened earlier this year, has several types of Negroni, among other drinks, with an upscale pub food menu.
News published on 2014-12-23 20:07:19 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Lunch Box
'Jim Harbaugh' Goes to Michigan
Dressed up as Jim Harbaugh, Jason Gay goes to Ann Arbor to discuss The Important Sports Question of the Moment: why Harbaugh should flee the NFL and coach his alma mater Michigan.
News published on 2014-12-23 19:59:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Jason Gay
The Sports Holiday Power Rankings
For Americans who want to watch a full day of diverse, high-quality sports, Christmas is far from the most inclusive holiday. It is actually the worst.
News published on 2014-12-23 19:56:48 from the Wall Street Journal about The Count
Humbugs: Your Tree May Be Trimmed With 'Hitchhikers'
SALEM, Ore.—’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring—well, except for the needle midges, root weevils and aphids.
News published on 2014-12-23 19:55:23 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
George H.W. Bush Hospitalized
Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing shortness of breath.
News published on 2014-12-23 19:52:36 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
City Prepares Two Goodbyes for Fallen Officers
The New York Police Department is preparing to bid farewell to two of their own, Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were ambushed in their patrol car by a lone gunman.
News published on 2014-12-23 19:41:07 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Asia bourses subdued as year-end nears
Nikkei climbs after big revision to US GDP growth sends S&P 500 to fresh peaks
News published on 2014-12-23 19:28:14 from the Financial Times about Markets
No Way Out for Iraqis Who Helped U.S.
Iraqis who put their lives on the line to aid the U.S. during the war are being marked for death by Islamic State as collaborators. The Americans who counted on them and are safe at home can only wonder and worry.
News published on 2014-12-23 19:10:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Mark Sanchez Reflects on His Flop in Philadelphia
After a strong start, Mark Sanchez’s season with the Eagles hit a wall in December with three straight losses. Now he’s set to be a free agent, and his future is once again in limbo. Might he cross paths with Rex Ryan again?
News published on 2014-12-23 18:48:27 from the Wall Street Journal about NFL
Mets Prospect L.J. Mazzilli Banned 50 Games for Drugs
The Mets infield prospect and son of former Met and Yankee Lee Mazzilli was suspended by Major League Baseball for his second positive test for a drug of abuse, the league announced.
News published on 2014-12-23 18:47:23 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Mets
Credit-Default Swaps Get Activist New Look
Hedge-fund managers are putting a new twist on credit-default swaps, using the contracts to fortify bets on troubled companies.
News published on 2014-12-23 18:46:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Greenhorns Are Giving Big Blue Reason for a Rosy Outlook
The Giants’ recent draft classes are giving the organization reason to believe that things are looking up after two down seasons. Not so much for the Jets, who haven’t reaped many benefits from their younger players.
News published on 2014-12-23 18:46:09 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Giants
Texas's Perry Retools His Approach
After missteps in his 2012 presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his advisers are offering blunt critiques of that campaign and aiming to show he is more prepared this time around.
News published on 2014-12-23 18:14:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Obama and Gas Prices Cloud Keystone Future
Prospects for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline are dimming amid two recent developments: lower gasoline prices and increased skepticism from President Barack Obama.
News published on 2014-12-23 18:01:32 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
U.S. Oil Firms Face Prisoner's Dilemma
If the global glut of oil that has sent crude prices plunging has come largely from the U.S., why aren’t American energy companies turning off the tap? The catch: Each one of them is waiting for a rival to do so first.
News published on 2014-12-23 17:39:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
A Trove Both Precious and Powerful
The dazzling objects in ‘Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have back stories as rich as their materials.
News published on 2014-12-23 17:25:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Art Review
Facebook Scores NFL Video Clips With Ads From Verizon
Facebook has scored a big partner as it ramps up its online video ambitions: the NFL, which begin posting short video clips on the social network.
News published on 2014-12-23 17:20:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Gas Indigestion Ahead for Drillers
Chances of a white Christmas in the U.S. haven’t been so low in at least a decade. That has natural-gas drillers feeling blue this holiday season.
News published on 2014-12-23 16:57:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape By Spencer Jakab
Bad Day For Bonds May Be Just Noise
As the Dow Jones Industrial Average was soaring to new heights Tuesday, U.S. Treasurys had their worst day in more than a year.
News published on 2014-12-23 16:57:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Credit Markets
Sternlicht Checks Back in to Hotels
On a rainy December afternoon, real-estate investor Barry Sternlicht was in his element, surveying the gilded interiors of his soon-to-open Baccarat hotel in Manhattan while telling staff what they did wrong.
News published on 2014-12-23 16:57:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
For America's Allies In Iraq, a Grim Race
The first emails from Iraq landed in John Kael Weston’s inbox while he was eating breakfast at a Utah ski resort. Islamic Statefighters had just seized Fallujah, and the former State Department diplomat fired off a worried message to the Iraqi policeman
News published on 2014-12-23 16:54:46 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Taller Than Mom and Dad
When a child surpasses the parent in height, it is an emotional milestone for many families.
News published on 2014-12-23 16:52:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Work Family
House Republicans Offer Budget Change to Help Tax Proposals
House Republican leaders unveiled a budget change that could have a significant impact on tax proposals next year, directing congressional budget analysts to estimate the economic growth caused by tax cuts.
News published on 2014-12-23 16:33:31 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
UPS, FedEx Cap Holiday Deliveries
UPS and FedEx started capping air express deliveries in recent days after an 11th-hour increase in packages caused some retailers to exceed agreed-upon limits, according to people briefed on the situation.
News published on 2014-12-23 16:17:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
A Trio of Archival Discoveries
Some of the best new jazz releases aren’t new at all, but are unearthed and restored decades-old live recordings.
News published on 2014-12-23 16:05:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Music Review
Labour attacks families’ housing shortage
Party says 87,000 children face Christmas ‘tragedy’ in emergency accommodation
News published on 2014-12-23 16:04:54 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Technology keeps track of wildlife
Non-profits use off-the-shelf products to help species to survive
News published on 2014-12-23 16:02:53 from the Financial Times about The Connected Business
Katia Abreu Named Brazil's Agriculture Minister
Katia Abreu, a rural politician once dubbed “Miss Deforestation” by environmentalists, was named Brazil’s agriculture minister, setting the stage for potential conflicts over the future of the Amazon rain forest.
News published on 2014-12-23 15:34:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
For FelCor, Less-Is-More Strategy Pays Off
The real-estate investment trust’s share price has soared as it has shrunk its hotel portfolio to 40 properties from 125 in 2005.
News published on 2014-12-23 15:06:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Real Estate
The Drones on Autopilot That Follow Your Lead (Usually)
Tech Review: Geoffrey A. Fowler takes Iris+ and Ghost on flight tests. They can trail their owners and take great pictures, but not without some white-knuckle moments.
News published on 2014-12-23 14:39:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Technology
A Year's Worth of Love Affairs Between Drivers and Cars
How do people end up with a passion for a specific automobile? The full range of love affairs between drivers and cars is on display each week in the WSJ’s My Ride column. Here’s a look back at 10 of the best.
News published on 2014-12-23 14:37:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Autos
China aprueba proyectos de infraestructura por US$4.000 millones
El máximo órgano de planificación económica de China anunció el martes que aprobó seis proyectos más de infraestructura con una inversión total de 25.300 millones de yuanes (US$4.100 millones), principalmente en la parte occidental del país, la m
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The 2014 Economist Advent calendar - door 24

News published on 2014-12-23 14:16:44 from the The Economist about Graphicdetail
The CIA's travel tips
ON SUNDAY, Wikileaks released two documents that the group claims are secret Central I
News published on 2014-12-23 14:16:31 from the The Economist about Gulliver
After the Wave, Thai Boom Comes to Shore
In the rebuild frenzy that followed the 2004 tsunami in southern Thailand, sea gypsies and other squatters find that land where they have lived for generations isn’t really theirs.
News published on 2014-12-23 13:55:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
China's Shadow-Banking Boom Is Over
Following years of explosive growth, China’s shadow-banking industry is experiencing a sharp slowdown after Beijing tightened its grip on the sector.
News published on 2014-12-23 13:40:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Dow Tops 18000
U.S. stocks rose, carrying the Dow industrials above 18000 for the first time, after data showed the American economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade.
News published on 2014-12-23 12:44:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Online Bargain Hunters Push Korean Retailers to Slash Prices
South Korean department stores are slashing prices to compete with overseas online retailers like Amazon.com, eBay and the Gap as more consumers hunt for bargains from online vendors abroad.
News published on 2014-12-23 12:40:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Con la escisión de PayPal en el horizonte, eBay se concentra en el comercio.
Tras resistir los llamados a dividirse, eBay Inc. anunció en septiembre que crearía dos empresas nuevas, escindiendo la división de pagos de alto crecimiento PayPal, que el inversionista Carl Icahn identificó como “la joya” del negocio. El preside
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Tan in move to control Asia Resource
Former chairman of UK-listed coal miner tries to appoint new directors
News published on 2014-12-23 12:32:11 from the Financial Times about Mining
Boards' Longtimers Face Pressure to Move On
Time may be running out for long-serving directors on U.S. corporate boards. Joining with activist investors, asset managers and other critics say veteran board members often can’t keep up with rapid changes in business.
News published on 2014-12-23 12:23:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Management Careers
Iron ore proves 2014’s commodity turkey
The reason for the meltdown is primarily supply, which has emerged more broadly as key narrative
News published on 2014-12-23 12:15:31 from the Financial Times about Commodities
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty
Congressman had faced a 20-count indictment earlier this year in a case that grew out of an investigation of his campaign financing.
News published on 2014-12-23 12:09:48 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
Ukip donor funds site scorning jailed activists
Chuka Umunna, main parties — and the FT — also in crosshairs
News published on 2014-12-23 12:00:55 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
China’s lenders can aid regional growth
A new generation of financial institutions are symbolic of a transition in the country’s development
News published on 2014-12-23 11:31:26 from the Financial Times about Banks
Analysts keep faith in Amazon’s devices
Success with Kindle Fire tablets has not been matched in smartphones
News published on 2014-12-23 11:30:03 from the Financial Times about Technology
FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations From Gay Men
The Food and Drug Administration reversed a decades-old ban on gay men donating blood, concluding that modern scientific screening of blood makes the ban unnecessary.
News published on 2014-12-23 11:12:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Health Policy
Consumer splurge has shaky foundations
UK savings are shrinking and incomes remain below pre-recession levels, according to ONS data
News published on 2014-12-23 11:09:54 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Sony to show ‘The Interview’ in some cinemas
Studio criticised for withdrawing film following cyber attack
News published on 2014-12-23 11:08:22 from the Financial Times about Media
Drinks industry: Low spirits
A tough year for big name players in the global alcoholic drinks market
News published on 2014-12-23 11:03:19 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
BlackBerry Classic Review: The Best BlackBerry Ever Made
The Classic is a throwback to everything that made a BlackBerry a BlackBerry: It has the fantastic physical keyboard, great productivity apps—and even a trackpad, writes Joanna Stern.
News published on 2014-12-23 10:51:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Technology
India's Aditya Birla to Buy Two Cement Plants
India’s Aditya Birla Group said it has agreed to buy two cement plants in a deal valued at $852 million, as the conglomerate seeks to tap into an expected increase in cement demand.
News published on 2014-12-23 10:51:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
La investigación a un ex asesor de Hu Jintao genera tensiones en China
La decisión del Partido Comunista chino de investigar al que fuera principal asesor del expresidente Hu Jintao ha reavivado antiguos escándalos y retirado el velo de invisibilidad que antes protegía del escrutinio público a muchos de los aliados más
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Ocwen Shares Fall
Shares of embattled mortgage-servicing firm Ocwen Financial fell sharply again Tuesday after the company outlined changes to its business strategy in the wake of a $150 million settlement with New York’s top financial regulator.
News published on 2014-12-23 10:48:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Salamander climbs on takeover hopes
Wider London market rally continues into sixth day
News published on 2014-12-23 10:48:48 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Food the new frontier for Italian luxury
Luxury produce has become a feeding ground for those looking to tap the trend for eating well
News published on 2014-12-23 10:47:05 from the Financial Times about Food Amp Beverage
Health Law Sign-Ups Near 6.4 Million
Almost 6.4 million people selected a health-care plan on the federal marketplace or were automatically re-enrolled in the first month of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment season, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Tu
News published on 2014-12-23 10:40:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Rockstar sells phone patents in $900m deal
Latest sign of cooling in smartphone wars
News published on 2014-12-23 10:36:11 from the Financial Times about Technology
Ukraine Angers Russia by Ending 'Nonaligned' Status
Ukraine ended its status as a nonaligned nation, reopening aspirations to join NATO and drawing a quick rebuke from Moscow.
News published on 2014-12-23 10:31:20 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Tech Consortium to Sell 4,000 Patents
A consortium including Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry has agreed to sell telecom patent assets for less than a quarter of the $4.5 billion they paid for the full portfolio four years ago.
News published on 2014-12-23 10:30:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Sainsbury’s Christmas truce ad defended
Military historian and brand specialist back grocery chain after hundreds complain
News published on 2014-12-23 10:18:51 from the Financial Times about Business
Chesapeake buyback cheers investors
US equities edge higher to new records
News published on 2014-12-23 10:17:44 from the Financial Times about US Equities
Al Jazeera unit that angered Egypt closes
Affiliate accused of bias toward Muslim Brotherhood to reopen only with Cairo’s approval
News published on 2014-12-23 10:17:39 from the Financial Times about World
Northern Ireland Parties Reach Deal
Northern Ireland’s political parties reached agreement on a slate of contentious issues that paves the way for the region of the U.K. to gain the power to set its own corporate tax rate from 2017.
News published on 2014-12-23 10:16:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Ding dong merrily in high orbit
International Space Station’s Santa-style Christmas fly-by
News published on 2014-12-23 10:10:51 from the Financial Times about US Society
Goldman move caps Reubens’ metal aims
Deal to buy warehousing business marks dramatic return for brothers
News published on 2014-12-23 10:04:39 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Euro drops to post eurozone crisis low
Prospect of ECB QE has put pressure on currency in recent weeks
News published on 2014-12-23 10:02:47 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Ukraine moves closer to Nato bid
Parliament’s vote to scrap “non-aligned” status angers Moscow
News published on 2014-12-23 10:01:57 from the Financial Times about Europe
Saudis dig in to protect market share
Oil minister Ali al-Naimi says price is irrelevant to output decisions
News published on 2014-12-23 10:00:47 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Sony to Release 'The Interview' in Theaters
Sony on Tuesday said it plans to release the movie “The Interview” in some theaters, reversing its earlier decision.
News published on 2014-12-23 09:47:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Motorists benefit from petrol price drop
Plunge in cost of oil feeds through to forecourt
News published on 2014-12-23 09:47:31 from the Financial Times about Business
Family Dollar Delays Merger Vote
Family Dollar shareholders voted Tuesday to adjourn their meeting instead of voting on the company’s $8.5 billion deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree.
News published on 2014-12-23 09:45:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
North Korea's Internet Service Remains Erratic
North Korea’s domestic Internet service remained erratic following a digital blackout that lasted more than nine hours, according to cybersecurity research companies and North Korea watchers.
News published on 2014-12-23 09:45:36 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Accountancy firms celebrate bumper year
Expansion into capital markets, consultancy and cyber security boosts business
News published on 2014-12-23 09:42:56 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
BBVA to sell Citic unit stake at a loss
Spanish lender says move will increase its capital position by €700m and cut its profits by €25m
News published on 2014-12-23 09:39:27 from the Financial Times about Banks
It’s natural to ask if there is an app
A MacBook’s default settings have the potential to make me feel infantile
News published on 2014-12-23 09:30:08 from the Financial Times about Columnists
EE.UU. creció a su ritmo más rápido en una década
El Producto Interno Bruto se incrementó a una tasa anualizada del 5% en el trimestre, dijo el martes el Departamento de Comercio, frente al 4,6% del segundo trimestre. Se trata de la tasa de crecimiento más amplia desde el tercer trimestre de 2003.
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Cameron fixers oversee NHS winter planning
Prime minister wants to avoid catching a political cold from seasonal crisis in the health service
News published on 2014-12-23 09:22:50 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Vast Israeli gas field in antitrust swoop
Future of $6.5bn project under threat after regulator calls for partnership to be broken up
News published on 2014-12-23 09:22:31 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Northern Ireland parties reach broad deal
Last-minute agreement bolstered by £2bn package
News published on 2014-12-23 09:19:48 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
The Trocks, Joyce Theater, New York
The spoof troupe hilariously parody all the tropes of ballet — yet dance with real feeling too
News published on 2014-12-23 09:18:24 from the Financial Times about Dance
Bumper year for coco bond sales
Bank debt instruments will continue to attract investors
News published on 2014-12-23 09:14:54 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
A Retreat Designed for Drama-Free Weekends
For theater professionals looking for a refuge from the Broadway bustle, this Hamptons interior grants a full measure of serenity.
News published on 2014-12-23 09:12:07 from the Wall Street Journal about House Tour
Palestinian pipers promote harmony
Christian scouts play Arabised takes on Scottish airs, hymns and Christmas carols
News published on 2014-12-23 09:02:35 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Society
French Leaders Seek Calm After Attacks
French leaders appealed for calm from the public as they struggled to explain the nature of three attacks in three days, one of which is being investigated by antiterrorism prosecutors.
News published on 2014-12-23 08:58:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
U.S. Durable Orders Drop in November
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell in November, a signal of weaker business spending in the final stretch of the year.
News published on 2014-12-23 08:49:02 from the Wall Street Journal about U S Economy
Every bed occupied in Tooting A&E
Patient demand for casualty services rises
News published on 2014-12-23 08:45:55 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Sika investors try to thwart Saint-Gobain
Activist group spearheads campaign to file motion to remove opt-out clause
News published on 2014-12-23 08:40:09 from the Financial Times about Industrials
At Coke, Newest Flavor Is Austerity
Coca-Cola plans to ax at least 1,000 to 2,000 jobs globally in the coming weeks, as part of an austerity push that involves stricter budgeting and taxis instead of limousines for executives. But the efforts may not be enough to offset falling soda sales.
News published on 2014-12-23 08:37:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Top truckmakers operated cartel, says EU
Development of technology to curb exhaust emissions was held back, Brussels alleges
News published on 2014-12-23 08:36:08 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Eurasian unity strained as bloc expands
Kyrgyzstan signs agreement to join Moscow-led economic union
News published on 2014-12-23 08:34:21 from the Financial Times about Europe
Modi should act more decisively in 2015
The prime minister has a strong mandate. He should use it
News published on 2014-12-23 08:06:34 from the Financial Times about FT View
Unbroken — film review
Angelina Jolie tells the story of a US Olympian who fell into enemy hands
News published on 2014-12-23 08:01:50 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
Paul Lewis and friends, Wigmore Hall, London
The British pianist and his colleagues on strings played music from ‘old Vienna’
News published on 2014-12-23 08:01:46 from the Financial Times about Music
Big Eyes — film review
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star in Tim Burton’s true-life tale of an artist and her svengali
News published on 2014-12-23 07:59:48 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
RBS Suspends Bonuses
RBS has suspended the bonus payments of 18 individuals, pending a review of their involvement in the bank’s alleged rigging of foreign exchange rates.
News published on 2014-12-23 07:59:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Exodus Gods and Kings — film review
Christian Bale stars as Moses in Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic
News published on 2014-12-23 07:59:18 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
ITE deal cuts Russia dependence
Exhibitions company buys trade show operator Breakbulk for $42m
News published on 2014-12-23 07:56:44 from the Financial Times about Media
Boko Haram bombers blamed for 28 deaths
Islamist insurgents unleash wave of attacks and kidnappings ahead of election campaign
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Our destiny is to move beyond Earth
Space exploration, robotic and manned, deserves public funding
News published on 2014-12-23 07:43:34 from the Financial Times about FT View
U.S. Economy Grew 5% in Third Quarter
The U.S. economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade during the third quarter, supported by robust consumer spending and business investment.
News published on 2014-12-23 07:21:48 from the Wall Street Journal about U S Economy
Retail revolution sparks logistics change
The move to quick deliveries is being felt in property portfolios of retailers and distributors
News published on 2014-12-23 07:18:23 from the Financial Times about Property
Reuters/Mich Sentiment Eases to 93.6
U.S. consumers remain upbeat about the economy as 2014 draws to a close, according to a survey of households released Tuesday. Optimism about the future picked up further.
News published on 2014-12-23 07:16:17 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
European Stocks Rise
European stock markets rose, propelled by gains in U.S. equities and bolstered by a strong U.S. growth report.
News published on 2014-12-23 07:16:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Warmer US winter hits natural gas prices
Increased supply through new LNG projects also depresses demand
News published on 2014-12-23 07:01:44 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Graduate talent makes a mentor seethe
A banker resents the arrogant lazy trainee he is nurturing
News published on 2014-12-23 06:54:54 from the Financial Times about Management
US growth revised up to 5%
GDP in third quarter was strongest in more than a decade
News published on 2014-12-23 06:47:09 from the Financial Times about US Economy
Barnes & Noble to Buy Pearson's Nook Stake
Barnes & Noble will buy back Pearson’s stake in its flagging Nook division, as the largest U.S. bookstore chain prepares to split itself into two separate companies next year.
News published on 2014-12-23 06:40:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Thales names Proglio as chairman
Former EDF boss takes non-executive role, with Caine becoming chief
News published on 2014-12-23 06:11:54 from the Financial Times about Aerospace Amp Defence
The ‘Great Rotation’ remains elusive
Bond markets look set to remain in demand in 2015
News published on 2014-12-23 05:57:38 from the Financial Times about Markets
Algerian Army Kills Militant Blamed for French Beheading
Algeria’s army has killed the leader of an Islamic State splinter group blamed for the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker.
News published on 2014-12-23 05:42:24 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Moscow orders exporters to sell forex
Rosneft and Gazprom among groups told to offload reserves in effort to shore up rouble
News published on 2014-12-23 05:40:00 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Walgreen Lifted by Drug Sales
Walgreen reported better-than-expected results in its November quarter, boosted by pharmacy sales, as shareholders prepare to vote on the Alliance Boots deal.
News published on 2014-12-23 05:36:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Ukip donor behind website attacking rivals
Insurance tycoon funded LibLabCon site
News published on 2014-12-23 05:30:01 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Greece Fails to Back Prime Minister's Candidate
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s candidate for the presidency failed to win enough support in a second round parliamentary vote, increasing the likelihood of snap elections early next year.
News published on 2014-12-23 05:28:11 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Deadline pushed in Northern Ireland talks
Province’s party leaders risk imposition of direct rule from London if they stand divided
News published on 2014-12-23 05:22:27 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
APR Energy shares slide on Libya fallout
Financial performance hit by largest project on power rental company’s books being held up
News published on 2014-12-23 05:18:58 from the Financial Times about Business Support Services
Balls says mansion tax is top priority
Shadow chancellor pledges to introduce levy in first budget if Labour wins election
News published on 2014-12-23 05:15:37 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Private equity hopes Petsmart marks turn
Buyout firms aim to come off dealmaking sidelines
News published on 2014-12-23 05:03:16 from the Financial Times about Financials
Russian fallout is different this time
Economic crises have had less impact than 1998 default
News published on 2014-12-23 04:55:06 from the Financial Times about Europe
Australia Terror Risk Is High, Abbott Says
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the threat of a terror attack in the country was “high” after a recent siege in Sydney, and he warned that intelligence agencies had detected an increased level of militant communication since the hostage cri
News published on 2014-12-23 04:54:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Alibaba tackles counterfeit goods
Chinese ecommerce group attempts to strengthen credentials over fighting fakes
News published on 2014-12-23 04:51:27 from the Financial Times about Retail
Jake Burton, Snowboard King, Sets Multiple Goals for His Workout
Jake Burton, the founder and chairman of Burton Snowboards, finds multiple ways to keep his lower body in shape for snowboarding and surfing.
News published on 2014-12-23 04:49:21 from the Wall Street Journal about What S Your Workout
Keurig Recalls 7 Million Brewers
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. on Tuesday recalled more than 7 million of its single-serve brewing machines after finding that water can overheat and spray out at users.
News published on 2014-12-23 04:47:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.K. Recovery Slower Than Previously Thought
The U.K. economy has grown less since recession struck in 2008 than previously thought, after fresh data showed economic growth in the first half of this year was weaker than earlier estimates implied.
News published on 2014-12-23 04:46:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
UBS loses StanChart broking mandate
Emerging markets bank hires BofA for joint role with JPMorgan
News published on 2014-12-23 04:44:56 from the Financial Times about Banks
North Korea knows the power of film
Pyongyang’s propaganda machine has long taken the big screen seriously
News published on 2014-12-23 04:40:43 from the Financial Times about North Korea
Ammunition Group: designers speaking geek
The design studio partnering with tech start-ups to make consumer-friendly products
News published on 2014-12-23 04:40:34 from the Financial Times about Entrepreneurship
Africa celebrates its elders
The continent would appear to be more caring than its former colonisers, writes Michael Holman
News published on 2014-12-23 04:39:15 from the Financial Times about Opinion
London fund managers should get EU opt-out
Think-tank proposals illustrate growing euroscepticism among fund managers
News published on 2014-12-23 04:31:57 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Japan Firms to Help Establish Stock Exchange in Myanmar
Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group Inc., its research arm and Japan Exchange Group Inc. said Tuesday they signed a joint-venture agreement with Myanma Economic Bank to establish Myanmar’s first-ever stock exchange in Yangon.
News published on 2014-12-23 04:15:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Thirteen traits of true innovation
Culture matters when inventing but only a minority of companies are any good at it
News published on 2014-12-23 03:47:42 from the Financial Times about Management
Floundering Mattel Tries to Make Things Fun Again
After a tough year, maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels overhauls conference-room culture so it can get back to thinking about toys.
News published on 2014-12-23 03:43:08 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Jakarta School Sex Abuse Verdicts Come Under Fire
The U.S. ambassador to Indonesia and human rights groups called for inquiries into court verdicts and allegations of police torture after five janitors at an international school were found guilty of sexually assaulting a boy.
News published on 2014-12-23 03:40:35 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Greek parliament fails to elect president
Result raises prospect of early general election and victory for anti-bailout Syriza party
News published on 2014-12-23 03:40:26 from the Financial Times about Europe
Bangladesh Sentences Former Minister to Death
A Bangladeshi war-crimes tribunal sentenced a former cabinet minister to death, after convicting him of crimes against humanity committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
News published on 2014-12-23 03:35:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Oil Prices Rally on China Data
Crude oil prices edged slightly higher amid some signs of stronger demand from China, one of the world’s largest consumers of oil.
News published on 2014-12-23 02:59:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Oil Markets
Hong Kong Regulator Targets Short Seller
Hong Kong’s securities regulator has begun its first legal action against a short seller, targeting the head of Citron Research for issuing a report on Evergrande that the watchdog says was false and misleading.
News published on 2014-12-23 02:57:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
UK recovery weaker than earlier forecast
ONS revises down quarterly growth for five quarters to April-June period
News published on 2014-12-23 02:39:36 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
France calls for calm after attacks
Fears of copycat attacks raised following three violent incidents in as many days
News published on 2014-12-23 02:38:17 from the Financial Times about Europe
Cubans declared winners in US ‘war’
Obama seen as acting unilaterally in decision to ease sanctions
News published on 2014-12-23 02:17:56 from the Financial Times about Latin America Amp Caribbean
Into the Rough: Xi Takes a Swing at Golf
China’s World: Under Xi Jinping, golf doesn’t have a promising future in China: The entire game is on hold as rules making almost all courses illegal are again taken seriously.
News published on 2014-12-23 02:10:37 from the Wall Street Journal about China S World
Berlin hails Russia security talks move
OSCE hopes initiative helps to build bridges with Moscow
News published on 2014-12-23 02:08:21 from the Financial Times about Europe
Spain's Economy Seen Picking Up
Spain’s economy picked up in the fourth quarter and will grow 1.4% in 2014, the country’s central bank said in the first official estimate of the year’s economic performance.
News published on 2014-12-23 02:06:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Putin has one weapon to protect the rouble
Capital controls can work if tied to a credible plan to boost confidence, writes Olivier Jeanne
News published on 2014-12-23 02:03:19 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Russian Finance Ministry Sells Foreign-Currency Reserves
The Russian finance ministry sold some of its foreign-currency reserves last week to support the battered ruble, according to data released by Russia’s central bank.
News published on 2014-12-23 01:43:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Italy fines TripAdvisor over false reviews
Online travel website to challenge €500,000 penalty
News published on 2014-12-23 01:10:47 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Chinese tycoon buys Australia cinema chain
ID Leisure’s Hoyts deal underlines China interest in expanding into entertainment overseas
News published on 2014-12-23 01:05:55 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Oil heavyweights split on rally catalyst
Opec leader and US shale CEO differ on where production cuts will come
News published on 2014-12-23 01:05:15 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Thorntons profit warning sends shares down
No Christmas cheer for chocolate maker amid decline in orders
News published on 2014-12-23 01:01:28 from the Financial Times about Retail Amp Consumer
Profit warning hits Thorntons stock
FTSE 100’s wider rally continues as financials shine
News published on 2014-12-23 00:55:48 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Spain's BBVA Boosts Balance Sheet
BBVA has agreed to sell a stake in a Hong Kong-based financial-services firm for $1.03 billion, a move that will help bolster the balance sheet of Spain’s second largest bank.
News published on 2014-12-23 00:51:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Japan stocks count on Abe’s third arrow
New corporate code will help investors regain trust in equity market
News published on 2014-12-23 00:51:38 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific Equities
Shanghai Shares Fall
Shanghai stocks sank on Tuesday, in the market’s second worst percentage decline of the year, with steep declines for banks, energy firms and construction companies.
News published on 2014-12-23 00:36:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Stocks
Oil fall adds to ECB’s deflation worries
Bundesbank conservatism constrains Draghi’s ability to address problem
News published on 2014-12-23 00:09:31 from the Financial Times about Markets
European stocks rally set to continue
Asia bourses subdued as volumes wane
News published on 2014-12-22 23:44:55 from the Financial Times about Markets
Santander, Canadian Pension Funds Confirm Venture
Banco Santander confirmed that it would transfer some renewable energy and water infrastructure assets to a joint venture with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
News published on 2014-12-22 23:42:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
China's War on Corruption Takes New Turn
The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to investigate a onetime top aide to former President Hu Jintao has resurfaced old scandals and exposes to scrutiny many of the former leader’s closest allies.
News published on 2014-12-22 23:40:06 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
Xi graft purge snares predecessor’s aide
Probe launched into Ling Jihua, top adviser to former Chinese president Hu Jintao
News published on 2014-12-22 23:38:56 from the Financial Times about China
BJP poised for gains in India state polls
Modi party set to win in Jharkhand and come second in Jammu and Kashmir
News published on 2014-12-22 23:32:55 from the Financial Times about India
Novartis Gets European Approval For Glaucoma Treatment
Novartis said that its eye-care unit received European approval for the use of a glaucoma eye drop in juvenile patients.
News published on 2014-12-22 23:26:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Chinese Dreams of a Château Wither on the Vine
As China’s anticorruption campaign dampens demand for expensive wines, the red obsession with Bordeaux vineyards is starting to evaporate.
News published on 2014-12-22 22:59:00 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Telstra puts A$5bn Asia war chest to work
Telecoms group one of surprisingly small number of Australian companies expanding in Asia
News published on 2014-12-22 22:07:30 from the Financial Times about Telecoms
Hong Kong Tycoon Gets Five Years in Prison
Thomas Kwok, the former co-chairman of Hong Kong developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, was sentenced to five years in prison, while the city’s former No. 2 official, Rafael Hui, received 7½ years, following a corruption trial.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:23:48 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
China’s Dark Shadow Looms Over Oil’s Future
The problem for oil investors next year isn't only that Chinese demand still looks slow. It is also inscrutable.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:20:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
F-Squared Admits Wrongdoing in Pact
F-Squared Investments Inc., which builds investment portfolios out of exchange-traded funds, admitted it misled clients about its track record and agreed to pay $35 million in a settlement with regulators.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:18:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Beijing Investigates Stock Manipulation
BEIJING—China is investigating possible share-price manipulation amid the recent run-up in the country’s stock market, according to officials with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that serves as a reminder of the problems that have long haunted
News published on 2014-12-22 21:18:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Alibaba Stumbles With Foreign Sales
As it prepared for the world’s largest-ever initial public offering of stock this year, Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. rolled out a shopping platform it billed as a “fast track into China” for foreign brands new to the mainlan
News published on 2014-12-22 21:18:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Erbey's Departure Ends A Heady Era at Ocwen
Ocwen Financial Corp. will have to move past a punishing regulatory settlement without the driving force of Executive Chairman William C. Erbey.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:18:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Window Pains: Stained Glass Faces Dark Days
When it comes to stained-glass windows in churches, Kevin O’Dea’s views are crystal clear.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:16:36 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Startup Founders Leverage Hot Market for Early Paydays
In July, David Byttow and Chrys Bader won the startup lottery, reaping millions of dollars in cash from the company they founded.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:16:24 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Floundering Mattel Tries To Make Things Fun Again
Like Barbie’s Dreamhouse and Hot Wheels track sets, meetings at Mattel Inc. now come with instructions.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:16:17 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Iran's Economy Staggers As Oil Falls, Deal Stalls
TEHRAN—Plummeting oil prices and the failure so far to conclude a nuclear agreement are dealing a double blow to Iran’s economy just as it was starting to recover.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:16:12 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
U.N. Debates North Korea Human-Rights Record
The U.N. Security Council put North Korea’s human-rights record on its agenda, following U.S. accusations against Pyongyang for a hacking attack against Sony.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:06:00 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Los cajeros de banco luchan por no desaparecer
Los cajeros son desde hace tiempo una de las características más visibles de un banco. Pero las presiones para reducir costos, los desarrollos tecnológicos y los hábitos de consumo cambiantes están reduciendo la cantidad de personas en este rol.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:02:31 from the Wall Street Journal about
La H-P Stream 11, una laptop de US$200 que vale la pena
Suena como una de esas ofertas demasiado buenas para ser verdad que promocionan por televisión. Pero ni siquiera es una oferta de fin de año ni una liquidación. La nueva estrategia de Microsoft para destruir a las Chromebooks de Google, que son económ
News published on 2014-12-22 21:02:29 from the Wall Street Journal about
Las tendencias tecnológicas para 2015
El informe de tendencias de 2015 de Webbmedia identifica cambios de estrategia menos sonados entre empresas tecnológicas, avances que salen del laboratorio para ingresar al mundo comercial y algunos meta tópicos intrigantes del próximo año.
News published on 2014-12-22 21:02:26 from the Wall Street Journal about
Los precios del crudo golpean la deuda venezolana
El declive de los precios del petróleo está golpeando duramente a Venezuela, y planteando entre los inversionistas interrogantes sobre la capacidad del país de pagar sus deudas e intensificando los temores sobre la salud de las economías en vías de d
News published on 2014-12-22 21:02:24 from the Wall Street Journal about
Video: El futuro de Obama con Cuba
El presidente ha dejado en claro sus intenciones de normalizar las relaciones con Cuba, después de medio siglo de separación. Sin embargo, es posible que sus propuestas sean más difíciles de implementar una vez que el Congreso se involucre, explica el
News published on 2014-12-22 21:02:17 from the Wall Street Journal about
Startup Founders Leverage Hot Market for Early Paydays
David Byttow and Chrys Bader won the startup lottery, reaping millions of dollars in cash from Secret, the messaging app they founded. But they didn’t sell their company, stage an IPO or generate any revenue—the typical route to technology riches.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:57:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Window Pains: Stained Glass Faces Dark Days
The stained-glass industry is showing serious cracks. Declining church attendance, cost and changing tastes are playing a role. Artists are looking to new markets.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:57:28 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Nicaragua breaks ground on $50bn canal
Ortega seeks to allay fears over China’s role in the inter-ocean megaproject
News published on 2014-12-22 20:53:28 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Greater New York Watch: News Digest
A roundup of news from across the tri-state region.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:34:36 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
As Jets Bring in Staffing Specialist, Ryan Sounds Resigned to Fate
Jets owner Woody Johnson appears ready to hit reset on the Jets, asking veteran NFL executive Charley Casserly to advise the organization on finding a new head coach or general manager after the season.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:31:23 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Jets
Singapore Airlines, Tata Venture to Start Flights in January
Singapore Airlines and India’s Tata Sons will start flights of a new joint venture airline in India early next month, a market where high costs and low fares have pushed most carriers into losses.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:31:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Nets' Brook Lopez Practices With Team
Nets center Brook Lopez practiced with the team on Monday after missing the previous eight games with a strained lower back. Deron Williams did miss Monday’s practice after sitting out Sunday’s win over Detroit.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:22:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Brooklyn Nets
Singer Joe Cocker Dies at Age 70
Joe Cocker, the influential British rock and blues singer known for his gravelly voice and unbridled performance style, died Monday at age 70 in Crawford, Colo., following a battle with lung cancer.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:14:09 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
14 for 2014: Great Reads From The Wall Street Journal
From the showdown at Pimco to the deadly heights of Everest, the America’s Cup miracle comeback to a personal investigation of the Sand Creek massacre, here are 14 great reads from the past year.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:10:49 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
NYPD Chief: Shooter Was 'Solo Operator'
The man who shot dead two New York City police officers Saturday acted alone and threatened to kill himself earlier that day, police officials said Monday.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:04:41 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Germany's Big Firms Pay Price for Small-Town Ties
Many of Germany’s global giants like Adidas and Volkswagen are based in small towns almost unknown outside their home country. These out-of-the-way locations can complicate business travel and make jobs harder to fill.
News published on 2014-12-22 20:03:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Thomas Kwok given 5-year prison sentence
Property tycoon punished for corruption after city’s biggest ever graft trial
News published on 2014-12-22 20:00:01 from the Financial Times about China
Pugnacious Dish Boss Racks Up TV Brawls
Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp., is a renowned card shark. Lately, he’s been playing some high-stakes poker with the media industry’s giants.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:57:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
North Korea's Internet Goes Dark
After being accused of a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, Pyongyang’s meager Internet access was shut down, raising speculation about what happened. Web access appeared to be restored hours later.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:53:38 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
The Root of an Energy Booster
Maca, a root from the mountains of Peru has widespread health benefits and can enhance libido in both men and women, according to exporters of the root. Aches & Claims looks at the evidence.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:50:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Aches Claims
Beautiful Religious Propaganda
The J. Paul Getty Museum features Counter-Reformation tapestries and a recently acquired—and pricey—Impressionist painting.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:47:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Art Review
Sony Asks Twitter to Suspend User Over Released Documents
A lawyer representing Sony Pictures asked Twitter to suspend the account of a user who posted more than 50 internal company documents released by hackers.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:44:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Protesters Soften Tone, Carry On
The fatal shootings of two New York City police officers have protesters recalibrating their tone as they demonstrate against what they see as violent law-enforcement tactics.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:43:55 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
IRS Considered Donations Tax
IRS officials considered imposing a tax on large donations to many tax-exempt political organizations in 2011, recently released emails show, a move that could have disproportionately hurt conservative activists.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:43:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
China railway strategy goes off track
Beijing eyes remerging top two locomotive groups as they undercut each other abroad
News published on 2014-12-22 19:38:41 from the Financial Times about Rail
Nicaragua Starts Canal as Critics Lambaste It
A Chinese-led consortium began construction work on a canal across Nicaragua that backers say will rival the Panama Canal but which critics say is economically unfeasible and environmentally disastrous.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:27:03 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Rangers' Resurgent Blue Line Is Making the Difference
Since defenseman Ryan McDonagh returned from a shoulder injury on Nov. 28, the Rangers have won eight of 10 games. Once again, the Blueshirts’ defensemen are stout and confident.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:16:59 from the Wall Street Journal about NHL
Iron-Ore Producer Bets on Midwest
As global iron-ore prices fell almost 50% in the past year, Cliffs Natural Resources’ CEO argued his company benefits from having a captive market.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:12:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure to Resign
The State Department’s special envoy for Guantanamo closure is resigning as the Obama administration heads into a critical year in its push to close down the detainee prison facility.
News published on 2014-12-22 19:10:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
North Korea hit by internet shutdown
Outage seen as retaliation for cyber attack on Sony
News published on 2014-12-22 19:08:36 from the Financial Times about North Korea
Stars, Constellations and a Trip Back Into the Woods
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson star in Nick Payne’s ‘Constellations’; the Roundabout’s stripped-down treatment of ‘Into the Woods’; and more in this week’s On Stage.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:43:53 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
The Challenge of the Classical Christmas Album
The classical-music holiday album represents everything from a sincere embrace of the season to an evergreen marketing opportunity, and it brings different challenges and conventions than recording Bach or Beethoven.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:41:18 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
NYC Mayor, Police Unions Postpone Debate
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and police unions agreed to end a war of words until two officers fatally shot this weekend are laid to rest, as law-enforcement agencies nationwide assessed the safety of members.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:25:02 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Telstra Expands in Asia
Telstra Corp., Australia’s dominant telecoms provider, has reignited its Asian expansion drive with a $697 million purchase of Pacnet, Asia’s biggest operator of subsea cables.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:20:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
The Mind and Its Mysteries
Nobel Prize winner Paul Greengard and Sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard on creativity, déjà vu and the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize they established for female scientists.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:20:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Urban Gardner
China’s GM crops fail to bear fruit
Despite successful development, bureaucratic opposition has stalled approvals
News published on 2014-12-22 18:18:29 from the Financial Times about China
Boeing May Have Benefited From Alleged Change In NASA Contract Scoring
A legal battle over Boeing Co.’s $4.2 billion contract to transport U.S. astronauts into orbit may hinge on whether the company benefited from an alleged last-minute change by NASA in its criteria for picking winning bids.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:09:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S. Approves Skin Cancer Treatment
The FDA granted accelerated approval to Bristol-Myers’s skin-cancer treatment Opdivo, which uses the body’s immune system to fight tumors.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:06:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Halliburton-Baker Hughes Courtship Was Tense at Times
Halliburton sweetened its final offer slightly from its first bid for rival Baker Hughes, in what it revealed was a sometimes-tense courtship between the two oil-field services companies.
News published on 2014-12-22 18:01:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Ranking the Top 20 Finance Chiefs
Macy’s chief financial officer Karen Houget leads the Journal’s Top 20 ranking of CFOs this year. Nipping at her heels were Union Pacific’s Robert Knight and Comcast’s Michael Angelakis.
News published on 2014-12-22 17:39:18 from the Wall Street Journal about CFO Journal
Iran's Economy Facing New Perils
Plummeting oil prices and the failure so far to conclude a nuclear agreement are dealing a double blow to Iran’s economy just as it was starting to recover.
News published on 2014-12-22 17:30:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Dish Boss Racks Up TV Brawls
Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite-TV provider Dish Network, is a renowned card shark. Lately, he’s been playing some high-stakes poker with the media industry’s giants.
News published on 2014-12-22 17:13:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
F-Squared Settles SEC Charges
The firm admitted it misled clients about its track record and agreed to pay $35 million in a settlement with regulators.
News published on 2014-12-22 17:04:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Sony at Odds With Theaters
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s decision to pull “The Interview” from its Dec. 25 release has strained relations with the country’s movie theaters.
News published on 2014-12-22 17:01:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
What's the Best Way to Stick With A Resolution?
It is the end of the year, a time when millions of American make promises to improve their lives and themselves. According to a recent Marist Poll, 59% of people kept their New Year resolutions in 2014. So what is it that makes a resolution stick? One exp
News published on 2014-12-22 16:56:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Burning Question
Checking Walgreen's Vital Signs
Talk about breaking good. The three big U.S. drugstore chains, Walgreen Co., CVS Health Corp. and Rite Aid Corp., have trounced the retail sector and the overall stock market since the start of 2013.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:55:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape By Spencer Jakab
Natural Gas Near 2-Year Low
Mild temperatures across the U.S. have sent natural-gas futures tumbling to their lowest level in nearly two years, more good news for consumers already reaping the benefits of a 30% decline in gasoline prices.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:55:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
New Ways for Patients to Live Better With Serious Illness
Patients with serious illnesses need medical treatments to survive. But they are increasingly taking advantage of the specialty known as palliative care, which offers day-to-day relief from symptoms as well as stress and lifestyle management.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:55:07 from the Wall Street Journal about The Informed Patient
Future of the Car Is Not What It Was
Engineering consultant Sandy Munro has a shop in suburban Detroit where he takes apart cars, seeking clues to design and manufacturing tricks he can sell to manufacturers eager for a cram course on their competition. On one day recently, Mr. Munro was dis
News published on 2014-12-22 16:54:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
As Markets Roar, CFOs Find Their Place at the Top
When Karen Hoguet graduated from Harvard Business School in 1980, she didn’t aspire to be a chief financial officer.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:54:50 from the Wall Street Journal about CFO Journal
What's News: World-Wide
New York’s mayor and police unions agreed to a truce until two officers fatally shot are laid to rest. Police departments nationwide scrambled to keep their officers safe. A1A Wisconsin prosecutor won’t charge a white Milwaukee police officer in the A
News published on 2014-12-22 16:54:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News World Wide
What's News: Business & Finance
Natural-gas futures tumbled to their lowest level in nearly two years on unseasonably warm weather. C1• U.S. gasoline prices have declined for 88 straight days, the longest streak of falling prices on record. A3
News published on 2014-12-22 16:53:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance
Mayor, NYPD Declare A Truce
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and police unions on Monday agreed to end a war of words until two officers fatally shot this past weekend are laid to rest, as law-enforcement agencies nationwide assessed the safety of their members.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:53:11 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
The Making of a Flu Vaccine
In the Lab: Shirley S. Wang visits the Australian facility that helps the WHO try to determine the best way to stop the virus.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:51:22 from the Wall Street Journal about In The Lab
Natural-Gas Prices Drop on Mild Weather
Mild temperatures across the U.S. have sent natural-gas futures tumbling to their lowest level in nearly two years, potentially delivering a fresh rebate to consumers already reaping the benefits of a 30% decline in gasoline prices.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:48:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
What's the Best Way to Make a Resolution Stick?
Sticking with New Year’s resolutions can be difficult. A cognitive behavior therapist describes how using a buddy system helps as does creating a “no-choice category” for certain actions.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:39:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Burning Question
Fed Scores in Bid to Keep Cash From Trash
The Federal Reserve destroys more than 5,000 tons of U.S. currency a year—billions of dollars in torn, dirty or worn-out bills. The central bank now recycles more than 90% of its discarded bills.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:38:33 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access
North Korea's Internet connection went down Monday, leaving experts speculating on whether it was the result of cyberattack or a measure by the North Koreans themselves.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:29:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Two-thirds of SMEs paid late, data show
Institute of Directors urges businesses to pay suppliers on time
News published on 2014-12-22 16:29:07 from the Financial Times about Business
Goldman Sachs Sells Aluminum Business
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on Monday ended its four-year ownership of its metal-warehousing unit, unloading it to Reuben Brothers, an investment firm run by two British brothers.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:21:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
U.S. Pays $157 Million to Restart Colorado Hospital Project
Construction of an expansive new veterans hospital in Aurora, Colo. restarted Monday, following the resolution of a contract dispute that had threatened to derail the project.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:17:02 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
The Quinn Stocking-Stuffers
America’s worst Governor goes out after bestowing presents on the trial lawyers.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:12:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Vermont's Single Payer Washout
The left’s health-care ideal implodes over punishing tax rates.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:10:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Notable & Quotable: Joel Zinberg
Physicians who are employees of hospitals will split their allegiances between their employers and patients.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:09:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Notable Quotable
NASA Is Lost in Space
The U.S. space program needs a clear purpose. Spending billions on the International Space Station isn’t it.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:08:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Quantitative Easing Won't Lift Europe's Economy
London is packed with young Europeans doing entry-level jobs. They’ve fled labor markets tied up by red tape.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:07:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Greek Bribery Claims Dismissed Ahead of Key Vote
A Greek prosecutor dismissed allegations brought by a lawmaker from a small, right-wing party claiming he had been offered a bribe to back the government’s candidate in a parliamentary vote for president.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:06:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Bill Nye the Darwin Guy
The debate over evolution has energized American religion: Ken Ham’s ministry raised $27 million to build the Creation Museum.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:05:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Bookshelf
Model Trains and Mixed Marriages
I was the Lionel, my husband the American Flyer, but that wouldn’t derail our relationship.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:04:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
The FDIC's Bank Holding Company Heist
Recapitalizing a failing subsidiary bank with the assets of the parent firm is contrary to law.
News published on 2014-12-22 16:03:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Alibaba's Tmall Global Site Stumbles
Alibaba’s Tmall Global shopping platform is failing to live up to its early billing as a “fast track into China” for foreign brands new to the mainland, say brands and online-shopping consultants.
News published on 2014-12-22 15:26:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Comcast-TWC Merger Review Delayed
Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable has run into another delay, this time due to the failure of Time Warner Cable to produce necessary documents to the FCC in a timely manner.
News published on 2014-12-22 15:19:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
Pacific Gas & Electric Self-Reports Emails to Regulators
PG&E Corp.’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. unit said Monday it has self-reported more emails that may have violated rules concerning how businesses communicate with the California Public Utilities Commission.
News published on 2014-12-22 15:07:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Americans Getting Pumped for the Holidays
U.S. gasoline prices have declined for 88 consecutive days, the longest streak of falling prices on record, according to the motor club AAA. And in some cities—Tulsa, Okla., and Kansas City and Springfield, Mo., among them—prices are beginning to fall
News published on 2014-12-22 15:07:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
SFO wins pioneering bribery convictions
Jury finds company guilty of bribing foreign officials
News published on 2014-12-22 15:06:08 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Oracle Agrees to Buy Datalogix Holdings
Oracle agreed to buy startup Datalogix, an important advertising partner to Google and Facebook. The deal shows how big software companies are refashioning themselves into marketing powerhouses.
News published on 2014-12-22 15:03:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Israeli Bank to Pay $400 Million to Settle Tax Allegations
Israel-based Bank Leumi agreed to pay $400 million to U.S. and New York authorities and admitted to conspiring to help U.S. taxpayers avoid taxes by stashing assets in offshore accounts with the bank.
News published on 2014-12-22 15:00:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Ho, Ho, Hong Kong -- Overheard
“Dear Santa” isn’t how investors typically expect the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s chief executive to begin a letter. So let’s indulge the merry pen of Charles Li. On his blog, Mr. Li tells Mr. Claus of Hong Kong Exchange’s gift-deserving good w
News published on 2014-12-22 14:55:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street Other
Oil drop hits Dakota as Continental cuts
Large Bakken shale producer cuts rigs by 40 per cent
News published on 2014-12-22 14:51:53 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
U.S. Opens Probe into Milwaukee Officer's Fatal Shooting of Black Man
The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil-rights probe into the shooting death of a black man by a white Milwaukee police officer last April. The announcement came after a county prosecutor decided against charging the officer.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:39:02 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
NYC Mayor, Police Unions Postpone Debate
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s largest police union have vowed to put aside their strife until after two officers fatally shot last weekend were laid to rest.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:29:39 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
The Oddest Bedfellows? Try Obama and Rand Paul
Of all of Washington’s odd couples the oddest is President Obama and Sen. Rand Paul, who are finding common ground despite their obvious differences.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:28:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Capital Journal
Uber sigue operando en España pese a que su legalidad está en entredicho
Se dice en España que no hay más ciego que el que no quiere ver y Uber Inc. podría estar cumpliendo esta máxima a pies juntillas al hacer caso omiso de un fallo judicial que prohíbe que opere en el país, así como de las quejas de los taxistas, que
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Open the Book, Put Down the Tablet at Bedtime
Reading on electronic devices before bedtime can disrupt the body’s circadian clock, making it harder to fall asleep and become alert in the morning, a new study found.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:17:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Health Wellness
U.S. Rep. Grimm to Plead Guilty to Tax-Related Felony
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm will plead guilty to a felony tax-related charge Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:13:58 from the Wall Street Journal about New York
Pope Critiques Vatican Bureaucracy
Pope Francis launched his harshest criticism to date of the Vatican’s Roman bureaucracy, lighting into a hierarchy that he likened to an “ailing body” that has often failed to provide a positive model for the Catholic Church at large.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:08:30 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Tuna Brands Could Merge After Thai Union Deal
Bumble Bee Seafoods could eventually be merged with canned tuna competitor Chicken of the Sea International once both are under the control of Thai Union Frozen Products, said Christopher Lischewski, president and chief executive of Bumble Bee.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:08:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Wheat Futures Retreat After Recent Gains
Wheat futures settled lower Monday as traders booked profits from an earlier upswing caused by expectations that Russian moves to limit wheat exports would boost demand for U.S. supplies.
News published on 2014-12-22 14:03:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
U.S. to Complete Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia
The U.S. will complete the last of its Ebola treatment units in Liberia by the end of December, setting the stage for the military to decide next month whether to send some service members home or send them to another West African country.
News published on 2014-12-22 13:57:30 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Toronto Stocks Close Lower
Canadian stocks ended modestly lower, with the energy sector and gold producers both declining.
News published on 2014-12-22 13:55:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Stocks
What Did They Say? Google Including Song Lyrics in Search Results
Google is now displaying song lyrics in response to some queries, threatening traffic to other sites that make lyrics their business.
News published on 2014-12-22 13:53:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Chesapeake Completes Asset Sale to Southwestern
Chesapeake Energy Corp. has completed a sale of West Virginia and Pennsylvania assets to Southwestern Energy Co. for $4.975 billion.
News published on 2014-12-22 13:43:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
May to make third abuse probe nomination
Minister expected to choose judge to investigate child sex cases
News published on 2014-12-22 13:27:38 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
For Babies, Bigger Isn't Always Better
Infants who top the charts and gain weight too rapidly may be at a greater risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk-factors at later ages.
News published on 2014-12-22 13:20:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Your Health
Nigeria Bomb Blast Kills at Least 20
A bomb blast killed at least 20 people at a bus station in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe, the local chapter of the Red Cross said, in what appeared to be the latest attack by Islamic insurgency Boko Haram.
News published on 2014-12-22 13:08:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
La OPEP sigue unida en su decisión de no recortar producción
El ministro de Petróleo de Irak, Adel Abdul-Mehdi, dijo el lunes que la Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo sigue unida en su decisión de no recortar su producción y dejar que el mercado fije el precio del petróleo, a pesar del desigual
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Alstom pagará US$772 millones para cerrar una investigación por presunto soborno
El gigante de ingeniería francés Alstom SA ha acordado pagar US$772 millones para hacer frente a las acusaciones de que pagó varios millones de dólares en sobornos para conseguir contratos de energía, dijo el lunes la Fiscalía.
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Iran's Repressive Apparatus Gets a Raise
To pay for it, Rouhani will have to tax a disgruntled middle class. Luckily he’ll have well-paid Guards to quash any potential unrest.
News published on 2014-12-22 12:52:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Starbucks Drops Square App as Mobile-Payments Battle Intensifies
Starbucks and Square, one-time partners in mobile payments, are going their separate ways in the ongoing battle for how to order and pay for items using smartphones.
News published on 2014-12-22 12:51:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Goldman metal warehouse sale to Reuben Brothers
British billionaire property investors buy business for undisclosed sum
News published on 2014-12-22 12:24:32 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Army Refers Bergdahl Investigation to Four-Star General
The U.S. Army is referring Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to Gen. Mark Milley after completing an investigation of why the American soldier disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and how he ended up in Taliban hands.
News published on 2014-12-22 12:21:18 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Tinseled Greetings at the Parking Garage
Just under the wire for the holiday season, Andy Spade released ‘Parking Garage Christmas Decorations,’ a collection of images he’s taken of, yes, Christmas decorations in parking garages.
News published on 2014-12-22 12:20:15 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Heard Scene
Basel to cut banks’ reliance on ratings
Measure marks step towards reducing the influence of agencies in risk assessment
News published on 2014-12-22 12:16:08 from the Financial Times about Banks
Russian Regulators Take Over Retail Bank
Russian regulators took over a leading retail bank, as the impact of last week’s currency crisis reverberated through the economy even as the ruble recovered.
News published on 2014-12-22 12:14:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Checking Walgreen’s Vital Signs
Ahead of the Tape: Walgreen’s shareholders appear to have forgiven it for earlier missteps, but it may take more concrete results for them to maintain their cheer.
News published on 2014-12-22 11:57:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape
Optimism on US banks: is it overdone?
Investors have enjoyed another year of rising share prices in the sector
News published on 2014-12-22 11:51:49 from the Financial Times about Banks
Polls say May election too close to call
Neither Labour nor Tories made breakthrough in 2014
News published on 2014-12-22 11:50:33 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Russia Woes Could Hurt Profitability Targets of Société Générale's Local Unit
Russia’s economic woes could force Société Générale to push back profitability targets in the country by several years, people familiar with the matter said, once again vexing the French bank’s two-decade-old bet on the former Soviet bloc.
News published on 2014-12-22 11:37:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
The Tories’ vote-repelling right wing
Even the anti-austerity, anti-nuclear, anti-fracking Greens are seen as nearer the centre
News published on 2014-12-22 11:29:37 from the Financial Times about Columnists
The game in the Arctic heats up
Territorial claims from regional powers must be responsibly handled
News published on 2014-12-22 11:24:50 from the Financial Times about FT View
Ocwen Head to Step Down
Shares of mortgage-servicing firm Ocwen Financial fell more than 25% after the chairman agreed to step down and the firm said it would pay $150 million following a probe by New York’s top financial regulator.
News published on 2014-12-22 11:14:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
May’s curb on foreign students is misguided
Home secretary’s proposals would be bad for the British economy
News published on 2014-12-22 11:12:44 from the Financial Times about FT View
BMW Expands U.S. Air Bag Recall Nationwide
BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver’s-side air bags to the entire U.S.
News published on 2014-12-22 11:12:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
A federal cure for a shattered Middle East
The ultra-centralism of the Arab security state is a recruiting sergeant for Isis
News published on 2014-12-22 11:11:53 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Sky: All to play for
Broadcaster is facing the toughest competition of its 25-year history
News published on 2014-12-22 11:10:36 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
China investiga una posible manipulación de precios de acciones
El principal regulador de la renta variable de China está investigando una posible manipulación de los precios de las acciones tras la reciente recuperación del mercado de valores del país, según dos funcionarios con conocimiento directo de la situac
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Beijing Investigates Aide to Ex-President Hu
China’s Communist Party said it was investigating a onetime top aide to former President Hu Jintao for unspecified violations of Communist Party discipline.
News published on 2014-12-22 11:01:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Trader in fraud inquiry disappears
Businessman walks out of police station after discussing investigation
News published on 2014-12-22 11:01:13 from the Financial Times about Business
PM offers ‘generous’ Ulster deal
Cameron’s financial offer to province intended to clinch political deal
News published on 2014-12-22 10:56:55 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Home Retail jumps to 7-month high
FTSE 100 rally extends to fifth consecutive session
News published on 2014-12-22 10:54:28 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Takeover volumes hit post-crisis highs
Global M&A volumes rise by almost half to top $3.3tn in 2014
News published on 2014-12-22 10:47:56 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Gilead drops after hepatitis drug setback
S&P 500 higher after recent record-breaking run
News published on 2014-12-22 10:35:27 from the Financial Times about US Equities
Russia’s ills spread around the region
Strain shows politically and economically in former Soviet Union
News published on 2014-12-22 10:28:20 from the Financial Times about Europe
NYC Police Commissioner: Killings of Officers a 'Spin-off' of Demonstrations
Saturday’s targeted killings of two New York City police officers were a “direct spin-off” of demonstrations following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner earlier this year, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.
News published on 2014-12-22 10:21:37 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
The Future of Cars Looks Very Different
The car business is embracing a new aesthetic: one where autos become part of a networked world, make decisions on the fly and offer utility that extends beyond transportation.
News published on 2014-12-22 10:19:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
The precious gift of hope
The world’s humanitarian crisis cries out for a generous response
News published on 2014-12-22 10:18:50 from the Financial Times about FT View
IPayment Extends Deadline But Has Restructuring Support
Credit-card processor iPayment Inc. has extended the deadline on its restructuring plan, which aims to reduce the company’s debt by more than $200 million.
News published on 2014-12-22 10:13:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
FCA to police seven more benchmarks
Move follows introduction of Libor regulations in 2013
News published on 2014-12-22 10:12:02 from the Financial Times about Markets Regulation
Healthcare at heart of robust M&A year
Controversial tax inversion deals carried sector to highest volumes since crisis
News published on 2014-12-22 10:07:32 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
From Putin’s parallel universe the crisis looks bright
The president will see an opportunity to tighten his grip on business, writes Eugene Rumer
News published on 2014-12-22 10:03:56 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Rouble rebounds after oil strengthens
Analysts warn that Russian currency’s rise could be shortlived
News published on 2014-12-22 09:56:55 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Ocwen chairman to resign in settlement
Mortgage servicer to pay $150m relating to foreclosures as part of agreement with Department of Financial Services
News published on 2014-12-22 09:55:17 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Oil price slump to boost growth, says IMF
Fall represents a ‘shot in the arm’ for global economy
News published on 2014-12-22 09:53:21 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
The Long Christmas Dinner, Alice Tully Hall, New York — review
This half-theatrical, half-musical double-header was an unexpected success
News published on 2014-12-22 09:52:06 from the Financial Times about Music
The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK — review
Laughs are sporadic in this revival of Thomas Dekker’s 1599 comedy
News published on 2014-12-22 09:48:23 from the Financial Times about Theatre
Hilliard Ensemble Farewell Concert, Wigmore Hall, London — review
The vocal quartet’s final performance was a dignified affair
News published on 2014-12-22 09:47:46 from the Financial Times about Music
La Chauve-Souris, Opéra Comique, Paris — review
This new French version of ‘Die Fledermaus’ is a vulgar travesty
News published on 2014-12-22 09:46:51 from the Financial Times about Music
Supply is key to volatility in commodities
The asset class is expected to be the worst performer for a third consecutive year
News published on 2014-12-22 09:46:36 from the Financial Times about Commodities
FTC Puts Conditions on Lilly's Deal to Buy Novartis Unit
The Federal Trade Commission said it put conditions on Eli Lilly and Co.’s proposed deal to buy Switzerland-based Novartis AG’s Animal Health division.
News published on 2014-12-22 09:46:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Widowers’ Houses, Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond-upon-Thames, UK — review
Shaw’s early comedy about slum landlords and social responsibility still resonates
News published on 2014-12-22 09:46:17 from the Financial Times about Theatre
Caesars units combine before bankruptcy
Parent company hopes to ease restructuring by adding assets
News published on 2014-12-22 09:33:42 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Gaza reconstruction stalls amid feuding
Lack of building supplies and undelivered funding compound renewed tensions with Israel
News published on 2014-12-22 09:28:00 from the Financial Times about Arab-Israel Conflict
Several Killed in Glasgow Truck Crash
Police say some people died when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland.
News published on 2014-12-22 09:26:26 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Monday's Deluge to Test UPS's New System
UPS all year has been focused on one day above the rest: Monday Dec. 22, when it will deliver 34 million packages, more than any other in its history—putting a new high-tech sorting system to the test.
News published on 2014-12-22 09:24:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Ebola Deaths in West Africa Top 7,500
A total of 7,518 people have died from Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the current outbreak began, according to new data from the World Health Organization.
News published on 2014-12-22 09:23:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
Lawmakers Seek Bullet-Proof Glass for Police
New York state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would require law-enforcement vehicles statewide to be equipped with bulletproof glass.
News published on 2014-12-22 09:12:52 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
Northam eyes place among top mining ranks
South African miner pins hope on consolidation opportunities arising from rivals’ woes
News published on 2014-12-22 09:07:21 from the Financial Times about Mining
American Apparel confirms takeover offer
Offer values struggling US fashion chain at up to $245m
News published on 2014-12-22 09:05:58 from the Financial Times about Retail
El asesinato de dos policías en Nueva York eleva las tensiones en EE.UU.
El asesinato de dos policías de la Ciudad de Nueva York este fin de semana alentó a la policía y sus simpatizantes a atacar las protestas y las críticas que se registraron durante semanas tras el asesinato de dos afroestadounidenses en Estados Unidos,
News published on 2014-12-22 09:04:13 from the Wall Street Journal about
Canada's Budget Deficit Widens on Tax Measures
Canada in October recorded its biggest monthly budget deficit since last March after taking a $1.38 billion charge to cover the year-to-date costs of new tax-relief measures.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:54:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Canada News
Cash flows back into EU money funds
Positive flows come despite negative yields
News published on 2014-12-22 08:52:11 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Trump Taj Mahal to Stay Open Into New Year, Lawyer Says
The Trump Taj Mahal will remain in operation through Christmas and into the New Year, due to a $20 million loan from secured lender Carl Icahn, a lawyer for the casino operator said Monday.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:47:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Wells Fargo Ordered to Pay $54.8 Million
Wells Fargo & Co. has been ordered to pay $54.8 million in damages tied to a class-action lawsuit alleging that fees charged by two mortgage servicers were excessive.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:47:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
China ofrece ayuda a Rusia tras desplome del rublo
China anunció que está dispuesta a ofrecer asistencia a Rusia después de los recientes desplomes del rublo, dijo el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Wang Yi, ya que el régimen del presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, sigue sometido a la presión de Estados
News published on 2014-12-22 08:46:49 from the Wall Street Journal about
Pope lambasts Vatican bureaucrats
Catholic hierarchy suffers from many ills including ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’, says pontiff
News published on 2014-12-22 08:44:06 from the Financial Times about Europe
Thaw Boosts Cuba-Asset Claims
Now that the U.S. is moving to normalize relations with Cuba, the countries will have to deal with claims, valued at over $7 billion, from firms whose property was nationalized.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:33:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Law Journal
Sony to tighten control of US film unit
Hands-off relationship with entertainment arm is set to change
News published on 2014-12-22 08:29:45 from the Financial Times about Media
Rangers’ shareholders reject rights issue
Scottish football club faces bleak funding gap
News published on 2014-12-22 08:28:04 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Beji Caid Essebsi Wins Tunisian Presidency
Election authorities in Tunisia have confirmed that 88-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi has won the nation’s first free presidential election.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:24:41 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Alstom to Pay $772 Million to Settle Bribery Charges
French engineering giant Alstom SA agreed to pay $772 million to settle accusations that it paid millions of dollars in bribes to win energy contracts, prosecutors said on Monday.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:10:07 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
U.S. Stocks Trade Higher
U.S. stocks rose Monday for a fourth straight session after the Federal Reserve reiterated last week it would be patient about raising interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:10:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
American Apparel Weighs Buyout Offer
American Apparel Inc. said Monday that it is considering an offer to sell itself at a premium of 31% to Friday’s close, while also announcing the appointment of its first female board chairwoman.
News published on 2014-12-22 08:02:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Uber Fights to Stay in Taiwan
Uber is pushing to put its business in the clear in Taiwan after the authorities there declared its car-hailing service illegal, in another regulatory challenge for the company.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:55:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Court Denies Family Dollar Shareholder Move
A Delaware court has denied a motion brought by Family Dollar Stores Inc. shareholders to block Tuesday’s vote on the company’s proposed tie-up with Dollar Tree Inc.--a move intended to push the company to negotiate with rival Dollar General Corp.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:54:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Rosneft, Morgan Stanley Oil Business Deal Collapses
Rosneft’s planned acquisition of Morgan Stanley’s oil-trading and storage business has collapsed after the companies failed to win regulatory approval, amid tensions between the governments of the U.S. and Russia.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:47:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Ashcroft vaults into the world of polling
The Tory peer is preparing some numbers — and words — of interest to David Cameron
News published on 2014-12-22 07:44:08 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Clashes Break Out Over Myanmar Copper Mine
A woman was killed and dozens of others injured in clashes with police over a copper mine in central Myanmar, activists said, just after a state-run Chinese company said it would resume construction at the site.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:41:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
U.S. Existing-Home Sales Tumble
Sales of previously owned homes tumbled to a six-month low in November, a sign the housing market continues to underperform despite a burst of hiring and stronger economic growth.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:41:24 from the Wall Street Journal about U S Economy
Funding European airports: Flights of fancy
STOP me if you've heard this one before: a small city begs a central government for money to upgrade its tiny, underused airport. If only the airport had nicer facilities, the city's politicians claim, more people would use it. The central government, bow
News published on 2014-12-22 07:35:13 from the The Economist about Gulliver
Rosneft devuelve un crédito de US$7.000 millones para amortizar su deuda
El gigante petrolero OAO Rosneft anunció el lunes que ha devuelto los US$7.000 millones de un crédito puente que pidió para adquirir TNK-BP, en la que se convierte en la mayor amortización de deuda extranjera por parte de una empresa rusa desde la imp
News published on 2014-12-22 07:33:00 from the Wall Street Journal about
European Markets Register Modest Gains
European markets clung to the expectation of further stimulus from the ECB, with the yield on Spanish government debt sinking to a record low in quiet holiday-time trading.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:27:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Japan's Farmers Brace for Change
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is planning to overhaul Japan’s powerful agricultural cooperatives, and that makes farmers nervous.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:22:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
Afren Gets Bid Approach From Seplat
Nigeria-focused oil producer Afren said it has received a “highly preliminary” approach from Nigerian peer Seplat Petroleum in the latest sign that deal activity is heating up among oil exploration companies.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:19:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
Caesars Merger Seen Aiding Debt
Caesars Entertainment agreed to acquire affiliate Caesars Acquisition in a stock-for-stock merger that will better position the $18.4 billion debt load of its largest unit.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:19:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Air China to Buy 60 Boeing 737 Jets
Boeing Co. said Monday that Air China Ltd. has committed to buying 60 of its singe-aisle jets, as orders for new jetliners continue to pour in from growing Chinese carriers.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:15:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Eurozone Consumer Confidence Boosted by Oil Price
Consumers in the 18 countries that share the euro became slightly more upbeat in December, likely reflecting the boost to real incomes from falling oil prices.
News published on 2014-12-22 07:12:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Economy
Russia to introduce export tariff on grain
Move aimed at preventing price volatility and shortages
News published on 2014-12-22 07:00:00 from the Financial Times about Commodities
End of year edition
OUR correspondents on the biggest business and finance stories of 2014, and what will make headlines next year
News published on 2014-12-22 06:53:00 from the The Economist about Freeexchange
Murphy faces tough challenge in Scotland
New leader of the party in Scotland must claw back support
News published on 2014-12-22 06:51:34 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Mugabe Fires More Ministers
Zimbabwe’s festive season is marked by continued political infighting as the president fired two more cabinet ministers.
News published on 2014-12-22 06:48:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
Russian Ruble Firms
The ruble gained nearly 7% versus the U.S. dollar to 54.5, its highest since Dec. 11.
News published on 2014-12-22 06:47:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Ocwen Head to Resign in New York Settlement
The executive chairman of Ocwen Financial Corp. will resign as part of a legal settlement with New York’s financial regulator, people familiar with the matter said.
News published on 2014-12-22 06:41:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Tesco Faces Fresh Accounting Investigation
The U.K.’s Financial Reporting Council said it has launched an investigation into Tesco’s accounts for fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014, following the recent accounting scandal at the supermarket chain.
News published on 2014-12-22 06:39:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Dollar festive hangover to be shortlived
Analysts see further gains for US currency in 2015
News published on 2014-12-22 06:14:33 from the Financial Times about Markets
Industry attacks graduate visas proposal
Tories consider pledge to make students leave after courses end
News published on 2014-12-22 06:07:58 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Spanish princess faces tax fraud trial
Judge overturns public prosecutor’s recommendation to drop trial in favour of €600,000 fine
News published on 2014-12-22 06:07:29 from the Financial Times about Europe
Rosneft Repays $7 Billion of TNK-BP Bridge Loan
State-controlled oil producer OAO Rosneft said it has paid back $7 billion of a bridge loan it had taken to acquire TNK-BP, the largest foreign debt repayment by a Russian company since Western sanctions were imposed.
News published on 2014-12-22 05:51:46 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Swedes flock to discount retailer Ullared
Superstore has become a phenomenon selling discount goods to millions each year
News published on 2014-12-22 05:48:01 from the Financial Times about Retail
Airbus delivers its Dreamliner competitor
A350 wide-body jet is set to challenge Boeing’s 787 for domination of the skies
News published on 2014-12-22 05:47:12 from the Financial Times about Aerospace Amp Defence
China has gifts but no guilt at Christmas
Far more Chinese celebrate the tradition than believe in it
News published on 2014-12-22 05:14:42 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Some Pakistani Executions Halted
Pakistani courts stayed the executions of at least seven convicted militants Monday, creating an obstacle for the government’s plans to execute dozens of convicted terrorists in the wake of last week’s massacre of school children.
News published on 2014-12-22 04:59:39 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Qatar Air Talks Up Airbus A380
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker may be in the market for more Airbus Group NV A380 super jumbos as the Middle Eastern carrier became the first airline to take delivery of the plane maker’s newest jetliner, the smaller A350.
News published on 2014-12-22 04:54:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.K. to Criminalize Manipulation of Financial Benchmarks
Manipulating financial benchmarks, including a key currencies benchmark, is set to become a criminal offense that could carry a prison sentence of up to seven years, Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday
News published on 2014-12-22 04:46:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Britons shift spending towards luxuries
Low inflation and grocery price war enable splurge, bank card data show
News published on 2014-12-22 04:45:04 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Oil Prices Fall After Early Gains
Oil prices fluctuated as a rebound that started late last week failed to gain traction and analysts predicted that volatility will continue.
News published on 2014-12-22 04:35:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Oil Markets
Russia faces full-blown crisis, says Kudrin
Putin ally tells Moscow to restore ties with the west as central bank props up lender in latest sign of stress
News published on 2014-12-22 04:26:00 from the Financial Times about Europe
For a study in oratory, watch the Queen
In her December 25 broadcast, the monarch mixes the personal and the universal to great effect
News published on 2014-12-22 04:23:31 from the Financial Times about Management
Watchdog hits PwC with two probes
Investigation relates to audit clients Tesco and Barclays
News published on 2014-12-22 04:20:16 from the Financial Times about Business Support Services
Pakistan court halts militants’ executions
Lawyer says his client was not provided full details of planned hanging
News published on 2014-12-22 04:17:21 from the Financial Times about Pakistan
Seplat and Afren in talks over oil merger
A deal would create a $2.8bn Nigeria-focused energy group
News published on 2014-12-22 04:17:11 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
France courageous in diagnosing its ills
Berlin is less reform-minded than Paris on range of issues including labour markets and pensions
News published on 2014-12-22 04:14:59 from the Financial Times about Europe
Momentum grows as Euronext gathers pace
Euronext could be an exchange to watch next year as it develops financial and commodity futures
News published on 2014-12-22 04:10:52 from the Financial Times about FT Trading Room
Saudi Arabia ‘prepared to raise output’
Remarks by oil minister Ali al-Naimi reinforce message of no cuts to bolster prices
News published on 2014-12-22 04:08:20 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Iran will not seek diplomatic ties with US
Negotiations with America on Tehran’s nuclear programme stand alone, says top security official
News published on 2014-12-22 03:57:58 from the Financial Times about Iran
HK watchdog acts against shortseller
Citron Research is the first to face market misconduct proceedings
News published on 2014-12-22 03:43:43 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Transcript: Ali Shamkhani interview
Translation: Iran’s top security official Ali Shamkhani speaks to the FT
News published on 2014-12-22 03:35:04 from the Financial Times about Iran
Here comes stuff as digital goes physical
The solid products that are increasingly spun out of the ether
News published on 2014-12-22 03:29:29 from the Financial Times about Management
China Offers Russia Ruble Help
China says it is willing to provide assistance to Russia following recent sharp drops in the value of its currency, said a senior official, as President Vladimir Putin’s regime faces continuing strains with the U.S. and Europe.
News published on 2014-12-22 03:21:01 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
China property rules to aid graft purge
Unified registry will help stop officials stashing ill-gotten wealth in real estate
News published on 2014-12-22 03:19:37 from the Financial Times about China
Sebsi claims victory in Tunisia election
Rival refuses to concede defeat to octogenarian politician who served under deposed regime
News published on 2014-12-22 03:10:26 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Society
Families Channel Grief Toward Search for Flight 370
Sarah Bajc says she is determined to find out what happened to her partner, one of the 239 people who more than nine months ago boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and never came home.
News published on 2014-12-22 02:44:46 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
BP seeks lower penalty for 2010 oil spill
UK group says Gulf of Mexico disaster payout should reflect fall in price of crude
News published on 2014-12-22 02:33:30 from the Financial Times about
Five Janitors Guilty in Jakarta School Abuse Case
An Indonesian court found five janitors guilty of sexually abusing a child at a prestigious international school, in a case that has riveted the city’s expatriate community.
News published on 2014-12-22 02:18:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
China Unveils Property-Registration Rules
China unveiled rules for a nationwide property-registration system, in a move that could help it control speculation in the massive market and pave the way to charging a property tax.
News published on 2014-12-22 02:14:00 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
The fat lady sings for Earls Court
Demolition work has started on the classic 1930s’ venue English Heritage declined to list
News published on 2014-12-22 02:12:39 from the Financial Times about Business
Kingfisher sells 70% stake in China B&Q
The £140m cash deal is latest in a string of reversals for foreign retailers in mainland market
News published on 2014-12-22 01:54:26 from the Financial Times about Personal Amp Household Goods
Thomas Kwok to Be Sentenced Tuesday
A judge is set to announce sentences on Tuesday for billionaire real-estate developer Thomas Kwok, Hong Kong’s former No. 2 official and two others convicted on corruption charges, in a trial that has riveted the city.
News published on 2014-12-22 01:53:00 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
Xiaomi’s Valuation Backed By More Than Buzz
It is wrong to write off Xiaomi as just a slick, commoditized phone maker. It’s software-centric business model is a way forward in competing with Apple.
News published on 2014-12-22 01:47:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
Political Impasse Puts Chill on Greek Business
Fears that Greece’s high-stakes parliamentary vote for a new president could herald a return to economic turmoil have stalled business development and foreign investment, business executives and investors say.
News published on 2014-12-22 01:46:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Caught on wrong side of the ‘vol’ trade
Returning volatility is a huge risk for those betting on market stability
News published on 2014-12-22 01:44:28 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Spending Aids Deals Down Under
The winners and losers of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s call last year to become an “infrastructure prime minister” are becoming clearer after a raft of deal-making.
News published on 2014-12-22 01:38:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Bang & Olufsen Sounds Profit Warning
Danish high-end consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen has cut its earnings guidance for the current fiscal year, citing production ramp-up and supply-chain issues.
News published on 2014-12-22 01:36:09 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Spain's Princess Cristina to Stand Trial
A Spanish judge ordered Princess Cristina de Borbón, the sister of the country’s king, to stand trial on tax-fraud charges, in what will be the first trial of a Spanish monarch’s relative.
News published on 2014-12-22 01:25:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
The playwright's return
DAVID RABE is an American pl
News published on 2014-12-22 01:22:52 from the The Economist about Prospero
Oil majors pump up FTSE 100
Kingfisher rises on China B&Q sale
News published on 2014-12-22 01:16:55 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Alstom faces fresh UK corruption charges
SFO accuses Alstom Power Ltd of bribery over Lithuania plant
News published on 2014-12-22 01:12:57 from the Financial Times about Industrials
Profit warning hits Bang & Olufsen shares
Danish television and hi-fi equipment maker hurt by sagging sales
News published on 2014-12-22 01:11:03 from the Financial Times about Personal Amp Household Goods
South Korea Files Complaint With WTO Against U.S. Steel Tariffs
The South Korean government said Monday it has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, seeking to nullify punitive U.S. tariffs levied on imports of certain Korean steel products.
News published on 2014-12-22 01:00:03 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
N Korea threatens attacks on US
Pyongyang warns of strikes in retaliation for ‘recklessly’ spreading rumours about alleged hacking
News published on 2014-12-22 00:44:10 from the Financial Times about North Korea
Time may be up for hedge fund replicants
An existential crisis for the funds is also a crisis for their clones
News published on 2014-12-22 00:43:49 from the Financial Times about Markets
China Probes Stock-Price Manipulation
China’s top securities regulator is investigating possible stock-price manipulation amid the recent run-up in the country’s equity market, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the matter.
News published on 2014-12-22 00:37:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
South Korea Nuclear Plant Operator Hacked
Computers at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, leading to leaks of internal data that include blueprints of reactors as well as radiation exposure estimates.
News published on 2014-12-22 00:35:35 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
White House Weighs Options Against North Korea
The White House is considering intensifying financial pressure on North Korea’s ruling elite in response to Pyongyang’s alleged hacking of Sony Pictures.
News published on 2014-12-22 00:09:59 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Spain’s Ferrovial drops bid for Transfield
Shares in Australian infrastructure group fall as much as 18% as Spanish group withdraws
News published on 2014-12-21 23:44:06 from the Financial Times about Construction
Sony Aims to Release 'The Interview,' but How?
The aborted release of “The Interview” has led to follow-up questions for Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the Hollywood studio’s outside attorney insisted the film “will be distributed.” The chief hurdle: how?
News published on 2014-12-21 23:39:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
Europe set to join global equities rally
Asia stocks advance on Wall Street cue
News published on 2014-12-21 23:30:00 from the Financial Times about Markets
Private group helps exchequer chase debts
Ministers strike deal with US-owned ‘recovery management’ company to target unpaid taxes and loans
News published on 2014-12-21 23:02:19 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
India's Nuclear Ambitions Rattle Tsunami-Hit Coast
Along India’s southern coast—ravaged by the 2004 tsunami—a new nuclear plant towers over the shoreline. Activists, fearful of a repeat of the Fukushima meltdown, want to stop the plant from going online.
News published on 2014-12-21 22:46:00 from the Wall Street Journal about India News
Hyundai poaches BMW engineer in quality drive
Part of S Korean carmaker’s efforts to boost brand image after series of recalls
News published on 2014-12-21 22:35:43 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Haitong to raise $3.9bn in Hong Kong
Private placement share sale set to presage wave of Chinese brokerage deals
News published on 2014-12-21 22:16:19 from the Financial Times about Financials
Draghi must choose right type of QE
One type works for liquidity crunch, the other when problem is solvency
News published on 2014-12-21 22:11:24 from the Financial Times about Markets
Behind OPEC Decision, A Saudi Fear of U.S. Shale
In early October, Saudi Arabia’s representative to OPEC surprised attendees at a New York seminar by revealing his government was content to let global energy prices slide.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:24:59 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Why Saudis Decided Not to Prop Up Oil
Behind OPEC’s decision not to cut crude output was Saudi Arabia’s view that America’s energy boom poses a new threat—one factor in a growing distance between the two allies.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:24:30 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
New Hepatitis C Drug Gets Helping Hand
Express Scripts will make an AbbVie drug the exclusive option for patients with the most common form of hepatitis C. The move will help the drug maker take market share from Gilead, maker of Sovaldi.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:22:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Midtier Oil Explorers Suffer With Price Drop
Midtier exploration and production companies live or die on oil prices as they don’t have side businesses like refining and processing to insulate them. Tullow Oil PLC is one of the ones currently suffering.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:21:53 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Uneasy Rider: Boomer Deaths in Motorcycle Crashes Jump
Motorcycle riders between 55- and 64-years-old accounted for 16.3% of motorcycle crash deaths in 2013, up from 9.3% a decade earlier and less than 3% in the early 1990s, according to statistics from the U.S. traffic safety agency.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:15:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China's Hopu Among Xiaomi Investors
Chinese private-equity firm Hopu Investment Management is among investors putting a total of just over $1 billion into Xiaomi in a deal valuing the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, according to a person familiar with the situation.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:13:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
2014: The Year of Living Vulnerably
Keywords: In 2014 we became more connected than ever. And it was also the year it became apparent that this connectivity will have terrible costs.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:09:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Keywords
What's News: Business & Finance
Ocwen’s chairman will step down as part of a settlement between the mortgage-servicing firm and New York’s top financial regulator. C1
News published on 2014-12-21 21:09:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance
Bush's Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind
Jeb Bush’s announcement that he will explore a White House bid threatens years of painstaking spadework by other Republicans who have cultivated many of the wealthy donors loyal to the former Florida governor’s family.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:09:01 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Citigroup Was Wary Of Metals Collateral
LONDON—Citigroup Inc. pushed forward on a series of ill-fated metal-financing deals in China despite internal warnings about the risks, leaving it exposed to losses that could take a big bite out of its growing commodities business.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:08:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
One Day, 34 Million Packages at UPS
Art, photos and video are all in train.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:08:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Motorcycle Deaths Rise for Boomers
On a typical day in the U.S., a dozen people die in motorcycle accidents. An increasing number of them are baby boomers.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:07:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
New Hep C Drug Gets Helping Hand
The largest manager of U.S. prescription-drug benefits is taking sides in a fight between new hepatitis C treatments that cost close to $100,000 per patient.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:07:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Killings of New York Officers Spark Backlash to Protests
The assassination of two New York City police officers this weekend has emboldened police and their supporters to lash out at weeks of nationwide protest and criticism that they say have left officers more vulnerable.
News published on 2014-12-21 21:07:36 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Ocwen Head to Resign in Settlement
The executive chairman of Ocwen Financial Corp. will resign as part of a legal settlement with New York’s financial regulator, people familiar with the matter said, an extraordinary twist in a two-year-long battle over the mortgage-servicing firm’s pr
News published on 2014-12-21 21:07:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
'Telepresión', cuando la urgencia del e-mail se convierte en estrés
Los investigadores han acuñado el término, “telepresión”, para describir nuestras ansias de responder inmediatamente a correos electrónicos. La definición también incluye a aquellos que se encuentran a sí mismos pensando repetidamente que tiene
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News published on 2014-12-21 21:01:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance Asia
Tech-Savvy Tots Talk to Cyber Santa
Some families are skipping going to the mall to visit Santa. An array of digital services let children text, call or video chat with the jolly old elf.
News published on 2014-12-21 20:42:21 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Sri Lanka leader plays down violence fears
Rajapaksa plays down fears of violence ahead of tightly fought vote
News published on 2014-12-21 20:42:19 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
South Korea cuts growth forecasts
Weaker than expected domestic consumption adds to fall in exports
News published on 2014-12-21 20:30:33 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific Economy
New York's Mayor Faces Fresh Test in Ambush Deaths
The ambush killings of two New York City police officers on Saturday poses a new challenge for a mayor whose support of recent protests has drawn some criticism.
News published on 2014-12-21 20:28:25 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Cushman's Deal for Midlevel Sales Dominance
The acquisition of Massey Knakal is critical to Cushman & Wakefield’s strategy to reassert itself in New York’s commercial property sales market.
News published on 2014-12-21 20:15:20 from the Wall Street Journal about The Commish
Jameis Winston Cleared of Florida State Conduct Violations, Attorney Says
The Heisman-winning quarterback won't be punished for sexual abuse case ahead of semifinal game.
News published on 2014-12-21 20:09:30 from the Wall Street Journal about College Football
Asian Shares Mostly Up
Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday, taking their cues from greater stability in crude oil prices and the Russian ruble, along with the U.S. Fed’s indication it will take a slow approach to raising interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-21 20:02:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Stocks
Nissan to Make More Cars in Japan, Boost Exports Next Year
Nissan Motor plans to make more cars in Japan and boost exports next year, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Friday.
News published on 2014-12-21 19:53:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Obama Faces Battle With Congress Over Cuba
Congress controls some of the most significant restrictions on travel, tourism and trade between the two countries, and lawmakers from both parties have made clear they plan to complicate Mr. Obama’s efforts.
News published on 2014-12-21 19:52:04 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Manning, Beckham Lead Giants to Win Over Rams
Despite playing without starting running back Rashad Jennings, the Giants were dominant on offense, accumulating 514 yards en route to a 37-27 win over the St. Louis Rams, who hadn’t allowed a touchdown since Week 12.
News published on 2014-12-21 19:49:11 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Giants
Los carteles, otro riesgo para la inversión energética en México
Conforme México abre su sector energético a inversionistas privados, uno de los mayores obstáculos para las empresas extranjeras aquí no es la geología, las regulaciones o encontrar trabajadores capacitados. Se trata más bien de los carteles de la d
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Cardinal Dolan Urges Support for NYPD
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan addressed the fatal shootings of two police officers, urging support for the police department as well as for Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
News published on 2014-12-21 19:35:13 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Next in Housing Market: Digital 3-D
Soon Manhattan apartment hunters no longer may tramp from one open house to the next only to rule out unsuitable properties. Instead, they will be able to take high-definition walk-throughs of listings through a sort of Google Street View for real estate.
News published on 2014-12-21 18:30:39 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Ferrovial Drops Transfield Bid
Ferrovial abandoned a takeover bid for Australia’s Transfield Services, a major setback in the Spanish construction company’s plan to compete for billions of dollars of new infrastructure projects Down Under.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:57:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S. Clears Land-Swap for Rio-BHP Copper Mine Project
U.S. President Obama has signed into law legislation for a land-swap deal underpinning the proposed $6 billion development of one of the world’s largest untapped copper deposits, said Rio Tinto.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:29:37 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Oil Shakes Venezuelan Debt to Its Foundations
A slide in oil prices is hurting Venezuela, raising questions among investors about the South American country’s ability to pay its debts and heightening concerns about the health of developing economies around the world.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:23:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
After Stock Rally, Some See Danger in New Year
Abreast of the Market: Last week’s stock rebound was so sharp you could carve your holiday turkey with it. But year-end moves by managers drove some of the share buying, and there is a risk they could shift money elsewhere early next year.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:15:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Abreast Of The Market
Obama Plans More Gitmo Transfers
Obama aims to make 2015 a landmark year in his long-stalled effort to close the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, with plans to announce a flurry of detainee transfers in coming weeks.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:13:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
History's Hard Lesson on Energy
What Janet Yellen calls “transitory,” the American consumer considers a surprise holiday bonus.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:08:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape By Spencer Jakab
Oil Shakes Venezuelan Debt to Its Foundations
A slide in oil prices is hitting Venezuela hard, raising questions among investors about the South American country’s ability to pay its debts and heightening concerns about the health of developing economies around the world.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:08:20 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
2014: The Year of Living Vulnerably
2014: The Year of Living Vulnerably
News published on 2014-12-21 17:07:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Keywords
U.S. Thaw With Cuba Stokes Suits Over Assets
Now that the U.S. has moved to normalize relations with Cuba, the countries will have to deal with decades-old claims from companies like Office Depot Inc., whose property was taken after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:07:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Law Journal
Why Sit on Santa's Lap, When You Can Use an App?
When 3-year-old Justin Webb wanted to talk to Santa this year, he knew exactly how to find the jolly old elf. After all, the tech-savvy toddler has been video chatting on his tablet computer since he was 2.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:07:05 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
What's News: World-Wide
The killing of two New York police officers has emboldened critics who say a permissive approach to protests against police tactics had made police vulnerable to attack. A1, A6
News published on 2014-12-21 17:06:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News World Wide
Lagging Funds Fuel 2015 Worries
The elastic U.S. stock market keeps snapping back, but last week’s surge is deepening concerns about a possible stock-price stumble in early 2015.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:06:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Abreast Of The Market
Bush's Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind
Jeb Bush’s announcement that he will explore a White House bid threatens years of work by other Republicans who have cultivated many of the wealthy donors loyal to the Bush family.
News published on 2014-12-21 17:05:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Doubling Up in the West Village
He’s a chef. She’s a pastry chef. And so the husband-wife team of Diana and Dmitry Rodov created Duet Brasserie, a restaurant and bakery in the West Village.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:45:42 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Lunch Box
ICE Has Unlikely Ally on Trading Proposal
Jeffrey Sprecher, chief of Intercontinental Exchange Inc., recruited an unlikely ally in his efforts to revamp the U.S. stock market and bring more trading back onto exchanges.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:40:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
St. Croix Refinery to Stay Closed After Vote
The mothballed refinery on St. Croix will stay closed after the U.S. Virgin Island’s Legislature voted overwhelmingly against letting a new owner take over the plant.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:34:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Ron y cigarros, dos frentes de batalla en torno a Cuba
Si las medidas que tomó el gobierno de Obama para normalizar las relaciones con Cuba llevan al fin del embargo de EE.UU. a la isla, podría reavivar las batallas por los derechos de vender en el país norteamericano dos de las exportaciones cubanas más
News published on 2014-12-21 16:33:03 from the Wall Street Journal about
Opinión: ¿Quién se beneficia si se levanta el embargo a Cuba?
Cuba ya recibe comercio e inversiones del extranjero, pero eso no ha ayudado a sus ciudadanos debido a que el régimen de los Castro se queda con el dinero, escribe la columnista Mary O’Grady.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:32:59 from the Wall Street Journal about
La baja del petróleo presiona a Pemex
Sacudida por la reciente caída de los precios del crudo, Pemex planea ofrecer a las empresas internacionales una mayor participación de los proyectos en México de lo que preveía inicialmente, además de acelerar la formación de sociedades con firmas
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Propane, Other Fuel Prices Feel the Burn
Prices of natural-gas liquids, such as propane and butane, have been hurt, with some seeing 40% declines since September.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:16:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
Fed's Regulatory Limits Get Laid Bare
The Fed is looking for problem areas in the shadow banking system to help avert another financial crisis. But Fed officials face questions about the limits of their regulatory authority to oversee nonbank financial institutions.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:10:03 from the Wall Street Journal about The Outlook
San Antonio Weighs Annexation Plan
San Antonio is moving ahead with plans to annex as much as 66 square miles around it, a land grab that would add as many as 200,000 people to the city and potentially make it the nation’s fifth-largest metropolis.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:07:11 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Christmas Day heading for record sales
Tablets and smartphones to drive holiday spending as shopping habits change
News published on 2014-12-21 16:04:00 from the Financial Times about Retail
Railcar Bottleneck Looms for Oil
Thousands of tank cars are likely to be idled because there aren’t enough shops to retrofit tank cars that carry flammable liquids in time to meet proposed federal guidelines, a railway trade group says.
News published on 2014-12-21 16:02:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Senior City staff expect 21% bigger bonus
Survey shows financial sector confident on payouts despite public concerns
News published on 2014-12-21 16:02:11 from the Financial Times about Business
More jobs on way amid pay rise caution
CBI business survey points to increased hiring in 2015 but no rapid recovery in real wages
News published on 2014-12-21 16:01:52 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
NHS launches genetic sequencing centres
Clinics aim to recruit 100,000 with rare diseases or cancer
News published on 2014-12-21 16:01:33 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
My Christmas IT wish for education
Even as technology allows pupils to accelerate, existing year and grade structures are encouraging disengagement
News published on 2014-12-21 16:01:25 from the Financial Times about The Connected Business
Congress Steps In to Protect the Internet
The budget bill requires the administration to maintain U.S. oversight of the Web.
News published on 2014-12-21 15:56:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Information Age
A Wartime White House Christmas With Churchill
After a fiery speech to Congress, Britain’s leader suffered a heart attack his doctor kept secret.
News published on 2014-12-21 15:50:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Not Quite Checkmate for the Bundesbank
Europe File: The Bundesbank is now powerless to stop the eurozone’s debts becoming mutualized on the ECB’s balance sheet. But acquiescing might secure for Germany some degree of control over the terms of surrender, says Simon Nixon.
News published on 2014-12-21 15:48:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe File
Inside the Beltway
If someone is referred to as ‘brilliant,’ the person probably had a long lunch with the author. Those who didn’t get creamed or ignored.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:59:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Bookshelf
Gulf Oil Exporters Say Glut Isn't From OPEC
Gulf oil officials defended OPEC’s decision last month to keep its production ceiling intact, blaming producers outside of the group for the glut of oil on the market that has depressed prices.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:58:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
After Police Shootings, Protesters Vow to Continue
The killings of two New York City police officers is putting new pressure on protesters demonstrating against policing tactics to stand down or scale back their efforts, but organizers showed no immediate signs of ending their demonstrations.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:56:07 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
'The Hobbit' Wins Box-Office Battle
Latest in Middle Earth saga bests ‘Museum,’ ‘Annie’ with $56.2 million over the weekend.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:50:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
Oil rout undermines Scots’ Yes finances
OBR study shows North Sea revenues would have slumped to a fifth of Holyrood’s preferred forecast
News published on 2014-12-21 14:47:15 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
North Korea Claims 'Counteraction' Launch
North Korea’s highest decision-making body claimed it was launching a “counteraction” following U.S. government reaction after the recent Sony Pictures cyberattack.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:22:57 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Army to Announce Forwarding of Bergdahl Investigation Results
The U.S. Army is expected to announce Monday that it has forwarded the results of its investigation into the 2009 disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from an Afghan outpost to a military commander who will determine what punishment the soldier will face,
News published on 2014-12-21 14:10:59 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Shooting Suspect Had Troubled History
The man believed to have killed two New York City police officers on Saturday had a troubled emotional history and told two witnesses just before the shooting, “watch what I’m going to do,” a police official said Sunday.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:10:43 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Business Briefs: New Digest
China’s Fosun International Ltd. and its partners Friday yet again raised their offer for Club Méditerranée SA, highlighting the conglomerate’s determination to win a protracted takeover battle for the French resorts operator.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:08:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Johnson to woo voters as One Nation Tory
Commons comeback bid includes focus on low pay, urban revitalisation and infrastructure
News published on 2014-12-21 14:03:52 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Obama to Nominate Yates to No. 2 Justice Job
President Obama has selected Atlanta U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates to serve in the No. 2 job at the Justice Department, according to people familiar with the matter.
News published on 2014-12-21 14:03:28 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Slain NYPD Officers Remembered
Officer Rafael Ramos was to graduate as a church chaplain this weekend, and Officer Wenjian Liu was a seven-year veteran of the force who had gotten married two months ago. Both were killed by a gunman Saturday.
News published on 2014-12-21 13:27:44 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Dish Drops Two Fox Channels
Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network after the parties couldn’t agree on terms of a new distribution pact.
News published on 2014-12-21 13:21:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
Walgreen Prepares to Steer a Global Course
The Week Ahead: Walgreen, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, is going to find out if bigger means better, as it nears a shareholder vote on completing its planned merger with European counterpart Alliance Boots.
News published on 2014-12-21 13:16:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Jörg Widmann’s Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra, Philharmonie, Berlin — review
The composer’s new piece created a dramatic stand-off between piano and orchestra
News published on 2014-12-21 13:12:52 from the Financial Times about Music
Thompson Family, Kings Place, London — review
A rollercoaster run of musical therapy, folk ballads and guitar histrionics from the Thompson clan
News published on 2014-12-21 13:12:39 from the Financial Times about Music
Un ballo in maschera, Royal Opera House, London — review
Katharina Thoma’s new production is painfully feeble, while the music fails to find Verdi’s pulse
News published on 2014-12-21 13:12:15 from the Financial Times about Music
Winning White House race will cost $1bn
A crowded field is already jostling to replace Obama in 2016
News published on 2014-12-21 12:47:20 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Billionaire fails to gag mine deal critic
Beny Steinmetz loses key UK privacy law case against Global Witness
News published on 2014-12-21 12:46:58 from the Financial Times about Business
Citigroup Was Wary of Metals-Backed Loans
The bank pushed forward on a series of ill-fated metal-financing deals in China despite internal warnings about the risks.
News published on 2014-12-21 12:44:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Ancelotti's Absentee Real Madrid Anchorman
Soccer: Without a midfield ball winner, Real Madrid has beaten every team in sight
News published on 2014-12-21 12:17:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Soccer
House prices falling in a third of UK
Findings suggest tighter mortgage lending rules have cooled market boom
News published on 2014-12-21 12:09:08 from the Financial Times about Property
Swedish snap poll fuels refugee debate
Anti-immigration party set to continue holding balance of power
News published on 2014-12-21 12:05:25 from the Financial Times about Europe
Clipstone in Channel Island listing
Real estate investment trust is promising its investors a dividend of 7 per cent
News published on 2014-12-21 12:04:44 from the Financial Times about Property
U.S. Reaches Out to China in Effort to Respond to Hacking
The Obama administration is seeking assistance from China as U.S. officials craft a response to North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures, senior administration officials said Saturday.
News published on 2014-12-21 11:54:21 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Iraqi Kurds Push Into Sinjar
Iraqi Kurdish fighters drove Islamic State militants from the center of the northern city of Sinjar, rescuing hundreds of members of the Yazidi sect from a monthslong siege.
News published on 2014-12-21 11:44:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion
Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion, a person familiar with the matter said
News published on 2014-12-21 11:31:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Egypt and Qatar edge towards detente
Cairo meeting signals Riyadh’s determination to push for reconciliation
News published on 2014-12-21 11:25:22 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Society
Samaras scrambles to avert snap election
Greek PM offers concessions as second-round of presidential vote nears
News published on 2014-12-21 11:08:05 from the Financial Times about Europe
Law firms face Al-Sweady inquiry flak
Probe rejected claims of army torture and murder
News published on 2014-12-21 11:08:01 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
History Holds Hard Lesson on Cheap Energy
Ahead of the Tape: Much has been made of lower energy prices’ positive impact on economic growth. Investors would be wise to look at that with some skepticism.
News published on 2014-12-21 10:48:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape
US struggles to respond to N Korea hack
Washington appeals to China, erstwhile cyber foe, for help
News published on 2014-12-21 10:46:25 from the Financial Times about North Korea
Eurozone watchers should keep a close eye on Spain
Deflation need not be the end of the world if it is the result of structural changes that boost optimism, writes Stephanie Flanders
News published on 2014-12-21 10:41:31 from the Financial Times about Opinion
GM stands by fuel-efficient small cars
Group determined to remain competitive because of sales outside US and prospect of rebounding oil prices
News published on 2014-12-21 10:39:15 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Plan to expel non-EU graduates attacked
Home secretary’s proposal draws criticism from universities
News published on 2014-12-21 10:33:26 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Eurozone watchers should keep a close eye on Spain
Deflation need not be the end of the world if it is the result of structural changes that boost optimism, writes Stephanie Flanders
News published on 2014-12-21 10:14:41 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Jaguar Land Rover Pushes Into China
Bob Grace, President of Greater China Operations, Discusses What the Chinese Want in Luxury Cars
News published on 2014-12-21 10:06:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Boss Talk
Pakistan Makes Arrests in School Attack
Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said.
News published on 2014-12-21 09:59:28 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Flying cameras herald age of the ‘dronie’
French tech group Parrot suggests ‘selfies’ are set to be usurped as sales of drones soar
News published on 2014-12-21 09:56:25 from the Financial Times about Technology
Hit Pyongyang Hard for Hacking
Thank you, Kim Jong Un, for awakening America to its vulnerabilities and stimulating a debate on how to respond to cyberwarfare.
News published on 2014-12-21 09:54:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
The Kim That Roared
By giving in to North Korea’s empty threats, Sony has set a bad precedent that will have costs for the West.
News published on 2014-12-21 09:49:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Corporate Watch: News Digest
BlackBerry showed its cost-cutting continues to pay off, but CEO John Chen’s record as a turnaround expert remains on the line as the smartphone maker’s quarterly revenue fell short of expectations.
News published on 2014-12-21 09:45:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil
Consumer goods groups struggle with Russian volatility
News published on 2014-12-21 09:17:59 from the Financial Times about Retail Amp Consumer
Record number of rich Russians head to UK
Granting of investor visas up 69% this year as Moscow economic woes worsen
News published on 2014-12-21 09:16:39 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Mexico looks to police with one voice
Fuerza Civil seeks to lead by example in fight against corruption
News published on 2014-12-21 08:59:25 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Falling oil price hits South Sudan hard
Pipeline contract means war-torn nation gets under $25 a barrel
News published on 2014-12-21 08:50:42 from the Financial Times about Africa Economy
Pakistan mourns victims as militants hang
Prime minister seeks to demonstrate a tough stance on terror
News published on 2014-12-21 08:49:25 from the Financial Times about Pakistan
Persian Gulf Stocks Rally Again
Persian Gulf stocks extended gains from late last week, as investors continued to find value after sharp recent losses on sliding oil prices.
News published on 2014-12-21 08:46:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Las penurias de emprender en Europa
Para muchos en la zona euro, donde los recortes en los presupuestos fiscales y los despidos han dejado a más de 18 millones de desocupados, la única forma de encontrar empleo es crearlo. Pero estos emprendedores sin experiencia afrontan serios obstácul
News published on 2014-12-21 08:43:31 from the Wall Street Journal about
Español-Inglés: ahora Skype puede traducir sus conversaciones
Tras más de una década en desarrollo, Skype ahora puede traducir las conversaciones que sostiene casi en tiempo real. Su nuevo Translator Preview traduce el audio a través de una voz robótica y también ofrece una transcripción bilingüe escrita de t
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Obama’s Cuba-led pivot in Latin America
The US has turned the table on many of its critics in the region
News published on 2014-12-21 08:35:49 from the Financial Times about FT View
Investment: Loser’s game
With as few as 10 per cent of US active managers beating their benchmark in 2014, they are having to employ new tactics
News published on 2014-12-21 08:09:53 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
A Christian leader who is living in the real world
Archbishop Justin Welby is an increasingly respected moral voice
News published on 2014-12-21 08:08:35 from the Financial Times about FT View
Sánchez: Spain ‘ready to give us chance’
Polls put Socialists in pole position for parliamentary election
News published on 2014-12-21 08:05:09 from the Financial Times about Europe
Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness
Company aims to give better guidance and implement changes after series of profit warnings
News published on 2014-12-21 07:37:11 from the Financial Times about Aerospace Amp Defence
U.S. Returns Four Guantanamo Prisoners to Afghanistan
The Pentagon said that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned home in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in the new Afghan president.
News published on 2014-12-21 07:02:20 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Rolls-Royce admits it’s time to deliver
Rishton aims to ‘professionalise’ engineering group after year of profit warnings
News published on 2014-12-21 07:00:54 from the Financial Times about Aerospace Amp Defence
Ebola-hit countries still servicing debt
Since IMF announced its intention to provide relief, Sierra Leone has spent $2.3m on repayments
News published on 2014-12-21 06:52:57 from the Financial Times about Africa
Talk of rebound in mining deals
Private equity could also move to take advantage of cyclical slump
News published on 2014-12-21 06:32:17 from the Financial Times about Mining
Rdio to roll out more TV platforms
Music streamer ‘wants to be everywhere’
News published on 2014-12-21 06:30:22 from the Financial Times about Media
France Probes Knife Attack on Police
French authorities have asked antiterrorism prosecutors to investigate an attack involving a knife-wielding man who stabbed and injured three police officers in central France.
News published on 2014-12-21 06:12:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Colombia braced for effects of oil’s fall
Finance minister confident despite potential impact on public finances
News published on 2014-12-21 06:04:50 from the Financial Times about Americas Economy
Drugmaker Hikma eyes up acquisitions
Chief executive says money is available as pharma M&A spree may continue in 2015
News published on 2014-12-21 06:04:35 from the Financial Times about Pharmaceuticals
Russia blocks Facebook protest page
Kremlin fears popular revolution in the mould of Ukraine’s Maidan square or the Arab Spring
News published on 2014-12-21 06:03:04 from the Financial Times about Europe
A year in a word: Peak
The humble word has become a fully-fledged ‘thing’, writes Jonathan Ford
News published on 2014-12-21 05:57:52 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Renzi’s reforms meet corruption nightmare
Arrests reveal the extent of the problems facing Italy’s leader
News published on 2014-12-21 05:49:56 from the Financial Times about Europe
Eurozone consumer confidence lift likely
US gross domestic product growth for the third quarter expected to be revised upwards to 4.3%
News published on 2014-12-21 05:31:02 from the Financial Times about Markets
Why rage and reason are close relatives
Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Thank We Think by Eyal Winter
News published on 2014-12-21 05:30:43 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Rising olive oil price is pressing matter
Output falls sharply in Spain and Italy, with prices back at 2008 levels
News published on 2014-12-21 05:29:17 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Big banks need to embrace digital era
Smaller operators are posing a threat to the status quo as they target profitable areas
News published on 2014-12-21 05:27:15 from the Financial Times about Banks
US regulator probes ETF pricing
NY Fed fears unit prices might not always reflect underlying asset values
News published on 2014-12-21 05:07:58 from the Financial Times about ETFs
On Cuba, no side has got it right
It is strange that the island is still a focal point of US foreign policy, says Cardiff Garcia
News published on 2014-12-21 05:02:07 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Law partner and mother? Do a split shift
A senior lawyer finds a way to combine career and mothering; the only thing missing is sleep
News published on 2014-12-21 04:49:23 from the Financial Times about Management
Jeremy Helsby: beyond country houses
The CEO of estate agent Savills remains a London property bull
News published on 2014-12-21 04:46:44 from the Financial Times about Management
Grim year for UK profit warnings
At almost one in five, level of warnings is at its highest since 2008 crisis
News published on 2014-12-21 04:41:48 from the Financial Times about Companies
Australian Woman Charged With Murder of Eight Children
An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.
News published on 2014-12-21 03:45:36 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Taliban Kill Seven Afghan Policemen
Seven policemen were killed in a northern Afghanistan province after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents, an Afghan official said.
News published on 2014-12-21 03:43:35 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Deadly Blast at Indian Bus Station
An explosion in the parking lot of a bus station has killed three people and wounded five others in northeastern India, police say.
News published on 2014-12-21 03:42:49 from the Wall Street Journal about India News
Make foreign graduates leave, says May
Home secretary seeks inclusion of pledge in election manifesto
News published on 2014-12-21 03:22:35 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Tunisians Head to Elect President
Tunisians began voting in the second and final round of a presidential election that pits a figure associated with the nation’s autocratic past against the interim president who has led the country through its democratic transition.
News published on 2014-12-21 03:18:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Australia Sacks Defense Minister in Reshuffle
Facing poor polling and at risk of losing power after one term, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a ministry reshuffle that includes the sacking of his defense minister and elevates a second woman to cabinet.
News published on 2014-12-21 02:50:43 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Egypt's Intelligence Chief Is Replaced
Egypt’s powerful intelligence chief Mohammed Farid el-Tohamy, a longtime mentor of President Sisi, was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said.
News published on 2014-12-21 01:46:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Non-Opec producers blamed for oil slide
Saudi Arabia and UAE cite lack of co-operation from countries outside of the cartel for price rout
News published on 2014-12-21 01:23:40 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Abbott shuffles cabinet in bid to refocus
Australia, PM vows renewed focus on economy in bid to arrest ratings slump
News published on 2014-12-21 00:37:20 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Barclays limits potential Asia clients
UK lender engaged in ‘merciless’ root and branch review of activities in region
News published on 2014-12-21 00:07:57 from the Financial Times about Banks
China eases rules for foreign banks
Move largely symbolic as Beijing makes good on economic reform promises
News published on 2014-12-20 23:47:32 from the Financial Times about Banks
Instagram Users Finding They’re Less Popular Than Thought
Instagram has revealed “corrections” in the number of people following many users, after announcing last week it had removed a significant number of fake accounts from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service.
News published on 2014-12-20 23:13:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Holtby, Backstrom Lead Capitals Past Devils
Braden Holtby made 21 saves, Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist and Alex Ovechkin scored a highlight-reel goal as the Washington Capitals continued to roll with a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
News published on 2014-12-20 21:52:15 from the Wall Street Journal about NHL
Rangers Beat Hurricanes 3-2 in Shootout
Mats Zuccarrello scored in the shootout, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win.
News published on 2014-12-20 21:51:43 from the Wall Street Journal about NHL
India football league off to winning start
League a potential growth market for elite foreign clubs but financial future less than certain
News published on 2014-12-20 21:49:20 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Structure Your Portfolio for Turbulence
Jonathan Clements on two investment rules to keep in mind.
News published on 2014-12-20 20:41:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Sunday Journal
U.S. Stocks Wrap Up Another Strong Year
Sunday Journal: Among top performers: Berkshire, Electronic Arts, Southwest Airlines, writes Brett Arends.
News published on 2014-12-20 20:40:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Sunday Journal
Two NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed after a gunman ambushed their patrol car outside a Brooklyn housing project on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
News published on 2014-12-20 20:29:17 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Savings Strategies for Young People
For many young workers, it can seem like there’s little left from their monthly take-home pay, making it difficult to establish and execute a savings plan. Here are strategies for socking away cash on a tight budget:
News published on 2014-12-20 17:56:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Sunday Journal
Castro: Detente Won't Change Cuban System
Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba’s parliament, as President Raúl Castro declared that detente with Washington won’t change the communist system he leads.
News published on 2014-12-20 16:00:02 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Real Madrid Wins Club World Cup
Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 in the Club World Cup final on Saturday, and will carry a 22-game winning streak into 2015.
News published on 2014-12-20 15:30:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Soccer
Egypt, Qatar Move to Mend Ties
Saudi Arabia said Saturday that Qatar and Egypt have accepted an initiative by its king to mend relations between the two nations.
News published on 2014-12-20 14:38:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
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News published on 2014-12-20 11:10:22 from the The Economist about Freeexchange
North Korea Wants Joint Probe on Sony Hack Attack
North Korea said it could prove it had no links with the recent Sony Pictures hacking attack and proposed to conduct a joint probe with the U.S.
News published on 2014-12-20 10:03:45 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Former Petrobras Executive Gives Computer Data to Prosecutors
Documents purportedly show that the company’s chief executive and board of directors were made aware of an alleged bribery scheme as early as 2009.
News published on 2014-12-20 09:52:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
Bahrain Blast Wounds Three Policemen
Three policemen have been wounded by an explosion west of the Bahraini capital, Manama, the country’s Interior Ministry said.
News published on 2014-12-20 09:08:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Saudi Police Kill Four Gunmen
Saudi government forces shot and killed four gunmen in a restive eastern town that is heavily populated by minority Shiites, the country’s Interior Ministry said.
News published on 2014-12-20 09:00:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
U.S., Mexico to Scrap Sugar Duties
The U.S. and Mexico have struck a deal to scrap tariffs on imports of Mexican sugar, ending a trade dispute that rattled candy-makers over higher costs for their key ingredient.
News published on 2014-12-20 08:43:36 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
G-7 to Discuss Ukraine Funding Gap
Senior officials from the Group of Seven developed nations will discuss Ukraine’s financing needs on Saturday afternoon, according to three European officials, as efforts continue to fill a funding gap estimated at around $15 billion through early 2016.
News published on 2014-12-20 08:23:12 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
In Shattered Syria, War Divides Neighbors
Homs once represented the best of the Middle East, an ancient city where people of different faiths, Christian and Muslim, did their best to live in peace. Now, it serves as a warning of what can happen when sectarian passions are unleashed.
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Ebola Deaths Top 7,000, WHO Says
The World Health Organization said the worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone.
News published on 2014-12-20 07:32:58 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
What I Learned From a Dying Patient
The scientist wasn’t sure about the existence of the Divine, but she revealed the connectedness of all our lives.
News published on 2014-12-20 06:09:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Russian central bank shows how not to intervene
Authorities did too little, too late, too quietly
News published on 2014-12-20 04:36:48 from the Financial Times about Opinion
The 2014 Economist Advent calendar - door 20

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Japan Oil Refiner Idemitsu in Talks to Buy Showa Shell
Japan’s second-biggest oil refiner and distributor, Idemitsu Kosan, says it is in talks to buy industry peer Showa Shell Sekiyu as falling domestic oil demand pinches the margins of wholesalers.
News published on 2014-12-20 02:53:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Jakarta School Sex-Abuse Case Nears an End
Verdicts are expected Monday for five janitors accused of sexually abusing a child at a prestigious international school, in a case that has riveted the city’s expatriate community.
News published on 2014-12-20 02:50:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Obama Says Sony 'Made a Mistake' Pulling Film
President Obama criticized Sony Pictures for pulling a movie in response to a hack attack U.S. officials blame on North Korea, saying it sets a bad precedent.
News published on 2014-12-20 00:42:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Flipkart Internet Raises $700 Million
Flipkart Internet, India’s largest e-commerce company by sales, said it raised $700 million in a third round of financing this year as global investors seek to get a piece of India’s growing online market.
News published on 2014-12-20 00:38:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
HIV Infections in Cambodia Village Could Rise
The number of confirmed HIV cases stemming from a mass infection in a remote northwestern part of Cambodia leapt to 140 and concerns are mounting that the tally could climb higher.
News published on 2014-12-19 23:54:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Learning That There's No Santa Taught Me to Believe
Essay: He’s a kind of training-wheel Jesus, presenting aspects of faith in a way children can handle.
News published on 2014-12-19 21:39:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Essay
Leaders of the Packers
Four style setters share suitcase strategies for their upcoming holiday trips.
News published on 2014-12-19 21:37:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Fashion
Greater New York Watch: News Digest
A roundup of news from across the tri-state region.
News published on 2014-12-19 21:16:43 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Are You Sure You Want to Use Email?
Devastating leaks from Sony’s computer systems have dramatized the risks of storing corporate email for extended periods. Some people in Silicon Valley wonder if it is time to rethink that practice.
News published on 2014-12-19 21:02:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
What’s News: Business & Finance
What’s News: Business & Finance Top Stories
News published on 2014-12-19 21:01:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance
Mexico Raises Minimum Wage by 4.2%
The Mexican minimum-wage commission on Friday determined to raise the country’s daily minimum wage by 4.2%—in line with current inflation—to about 70 pesos a day, less than $5 at current exchange rates.
News published on 2014-12-19 20:50:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
FDA Backs AbbVie's Hepatitis Treatment
U.S. regulators on Friday approved AbbVie’s new multidrug regimen for hepatitis C, and the company priced it below rival treatments from Gilead Sciences.
News published on 2014-12-19 20:18:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Safety Gains In Newer Cars Cut Traffic Fatalities
Deaths in car crashes have fallen by about a quarter since 2005, new federal data released Friday show, as safety features built into the latest models have powered a drop in fatalities even as auto-safety recalls have surged.
News published on 2014-12-19 20:03:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like a Ferret in a Santa Hat
Since Neil, a 5½-inch-long tortoise, already donned a Santa hat and an elf cap for past holiday celebrations, this year Cindy Breninger, a legal secretary who lives in West Sacramento, Calif., made a 4½-inch-tall Christmas tree for him to wear over his
News published on 2014-12-19 20:03:49 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
What's News: Business & Finance
Google is looking for auto-industry partners to bring its vision of a self-driving car to the market. B1
News published on 2014-12-19 20:03:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance
What's News: World-Wide
Obama delivered a rare criticism of a major corporation, saying it was “a mistake” for Sony Pictures to cancel a film release in response to a hacking attack theFBI blamed on North Korea.A1• The president sought to temper expectations on a reset in
News published on 2014-12-19 20:03:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News World Wide
Obama Faults Sony Decision To Pull Film
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama sharply criticized Sony Pictures Entertainment for canceling a movie release in response to a hacking attack blamed on North Korea, saying it was “a mistake’’ and urging the entire entertainment industry not to su
News published on 2014-12-19 20:03:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Cocktail Recipes by the Numbers
Acquire the codes for classic drinks, and you can improvise infinitely. Food-science authority Dave Arnold provides the standard ratios for shaken, stirred, built and blender drinks.
News published on 2014-12-19 20:02:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Food Drink
Blintzes, Sweet and Savory
These festive pancakes are more than a mere delivery system for caviar—though they do that deliciously, too. Here are three blini recipes to serve at a New Year’s Eve soirée or for brunch the next day.
News published on 2014-12-19 20:02:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Food Drink
The Ultimate Home-Design Shortcut
Some busy people let interior designers choose all of their ‘personal’ items. Time-saving strategy or shameful secret?
News published on 2014-12-19 20:01:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Design
Trump Taj Mahal Expected to Remain Open, for Now
The endangered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., is expected to remain open through the weekend while lawyers work to complete a $20 million lifeline from billionaire Carl Icahn.
News published on 2014-12-19 19:59:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Lundqvist Reclaims His Mojo on the Road
For the first time since the NHL aligned into Eastern and Western conferences in 1993, the Rangers swept a three-game West Coast swing.
News published on 2014-12-19 19:25:03 from the Wall Street Journal about NHL
Two Fed Dissenters Air Opposing Views
The presidents of the Minneapolis and Philadelphia regional Fed banks both dissented for different reasons at the central bank’s policy meeting Wednesday and on Friday elaborated on their dovish and hawkish rationale.
News published on 2014-12-19 19:24:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Central Banks
Cities Target Elevated Pedestrian-Death Level
After a variety of safety efforts have successfully reduced deaths from car crashes, transportation officials around the country are now focusing on another traffic-related problem: a general increase in pedestrian deaths since 2009.
News published on 2014-12-19 19:15:30 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Car Safety Gear Cuts Traffic Deaths
Deaths in U.S. car crashes have fallen by about a quarter in the last decade, new federal data show, as safety features in newer models have powered a drop in fatalities even as auto-safety recalls have surged.
News published on 2014-12-19 19:13:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Around the World, on Two Wheels
An inside look at one man’s attempt at an increasingly popular pursuit: cycling across the globe.
News published on 2014-12-19 19:05:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
With Jennings Injured, Williams to Carry Load
Andre Williams, the Giants’ fourth-round pick, should factor significantly in Sunday’s game against the 6-8 St. Louis Rams.
News published on 2014-12-19 19:01:57 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Giants
Investors Continue to Scoop Up TIPS
The retreat of inflation hasn’t killed investors’ appetite for bonds that protect against rising price levels.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:58:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Goldman Sachs Adds 2 to Board
Goldman Sachs has appointed Mark O. Winkelman, a former Goldman executive, and Mark A. Flaherty to its board, bringing the total number of directors to 14.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:56:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Patriots Game Is the Jets' Super Bowl
For the Jets’ Rex Ryan and Geno Smith, Sunday’s game against the Patriots is their Super Bowl.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:54:36 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Jets
Businesses Help With Home-Sharing Duties
More and more travelers are opting to rent their apartments while they are gone— through home-sharing websites. Now, these time-strapped New York area hosts have help to prepare for their guests: online property management firms.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:49:44 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Real Estate Residential
Mayor's Wife Names New Chief of Staff
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, named the executive director of Gracie Mansion as her new chief of staff, a month after her top aide stepped down amid a controversy over her boyfriend.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:48:01 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
Cuomo to Give Inaugural Speech at World Trade Center
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will give an inaugural address at the World Trade Center site in New York City, followed by another in Buffalo, according to people familiar with the matter.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:45:00 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
Puzzling Social Commentary and Silky Elegance in Bronze
Art exhibits by Ivan Witenstein, Ken Greenleaf and Barbara Chase-Riboud in New York City.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:40:26 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
In SoHo, the Buildings Become Drums
The composer Daniel Goode, as part of Make Music New York, will lead people through SoHo as they drum on the neighborhood’s cast-iron buildings.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:35:33 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Bank Bailouts Approach a Final Reckoning
The U.S. government closed a chapter in financial-crisis history when it sold its remaining shares of Ally Financial and shuttered its auto-bailout program, ending the last major pieces of a $426 billion rescue package.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:25:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
It Takes More Than a 'Charlie Brown Christmas Tree' to Boost Business
Dozens of developers and business-improvement districts across New York City put up Christmas trees and festive holiday scenes in hopes of attracting crowds and drawing more business..
News published on 2014-12-19 18:25:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Metro Money
Whistleblowers Score Big Payday
Four whistleblowers will collect a total of more than $170 million for helping investigators get a record $16.65 billion penalty against Bank of America, among the biggest such payouts to tipsters in history.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:22:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Mayor Meets Protesters, but Police Conduct Protests Go On
Seeking to calm protests calling for wholesale changes to law-enforcement policies, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met with some of the movement’s organizers on Friday.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:18:47 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
Is a Roth Account Right for You?
Tax Report: More people now have access to what can be the best of all retirement accounts—Roth IRAs and 401(k)s. Here’s how to take advantage of them.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:18:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Tax Report
Pain Remains for Cuban-Americans in Congress
Many politicians see U.S.-Cuba relations as an obsolete preoccupation of the Cold War. But for a small cadre of Cuban-Americans in Congress, it is a personal, painful and urgent concern.
News published on 2014-12-19 18:06:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Nigerian Insurgents Take a Shot at Governing
In government-held areas of Nigeria, Boko Haram still creates chaos with near-daily bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. But in the areas the Islamist insurgency controls, it is beginning to establish its own order.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:52:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
Brendan Byrne, 90 Years Old and Still in the Mix
New Jersey’s oldest-living governor paved the way for legalized gambling in Atlantic City, preserved nearly a quarter of New Jersey’s land and imposed the state’s first income tax. Now he is making the rounds with a new biography.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:50:13 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
The Year’s Advances in Stem Cell Research
It was a year of high-profile advances and one big scandal in the field of stem cell science.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:48:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Deco Summary Content
Old Planes Get New Lease on Life
Falling oil prices promise lower fuel costs for many of the world’s airlines. They also may give older jets a new lease on life.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:45:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Locally Sourced Cuisine Served in a Homey Setting
On the border of SoHo and the South Village, Chalk Point Kitchen brings homey charm and farm-to-table food to an area in need of a little more local flavor.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:29:09 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Lunch Box
Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like a Ferret in a Santa Hat
During the holidays plenty of people shower their dogs and cats with treats and toys. Now, families are trying to include other types of pets in their festivities, including guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters and rabbits.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:27:38 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Pakistan Moves to End Policy on 'Good Taliban'
In the wake of the Peshawar school massacre, some U.S. and Afghan officials are beginning to express optimism that Pakistan may finally be changing its decadeslong policy of supporting jihadist groups.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:17:33 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Wanda frontrunner for Infront Media deal

News published on 2014-12-19 17:05:35 from the Financial Times about Companies
FDA Approves AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat cases of ovarian cancer linked to specific genetic mutations.
News published on 2014-12-19 17:01:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
A TV Addict's Guide to College Football's Bowls
The Journal’s annual guide to college football’s bowl season uses TV shows to explain the story lines behind some of the most prominent matchups.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:58:23 from the Wall Street Journal about College Football
Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza
Israeli airstrikes hit the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Saturday morning, the first such attack after the summer’s 50-day conflict, raising tension at the border.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:57:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Erdogan Rival Gulen
Turkey issued an arrest warrant Friday against a rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan living in the U.S., although Western allies have warned the country against using any trials to settle political scores.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:55:04 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Tunisia Vote Tests Fragile Democracy
Tunisians will vote for their first freely elected president Sunday, a milestone for a nation that has eschewed much of the region’s violent political upheaval but also a test of its halting democratic transition.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:50:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Staples: Data Breach Exposes Million Cards
Staples said criminals stole personal information from as many as 1.16 million payment cards during the back-to-school shopping season from stores across the country.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:47:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Obama on Oil Markets
Supply and demand seem to be elusive concepts.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:43:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Top Schools Heat Up Beijing Property Market
Two kinds of competition, for housing and top public schools, are converging in China’s capital as ambitious parents seek apartments in the best primary-school districts.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:36:48 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Taking Measure of Growth Charts
The Numbers: When it comes to measuring the health of babies and young children, a growing body of research—controversial though it is—says one size fits all. Others say ethnicity and country of origin should be taken into account.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:36:21 from the Wall Street Journal about The Numbers
Jury Awards Highland Capital $40 Million in Credit Suisse Suit
A Texas jury on Friday awarded Highland Capital Management $40 million in its lawsuit against Credit Suisse over inflated appraisals of a dozen luxury properties during the mid-2000s.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:35:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
China Boosts 2013 GDP Calculations
China announced Friday that world’s second largest economy was 3.4% larger than previously thought last year—chiefly due to a more accurate counting of services and their impact on economic output.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:33:49 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
Europe Securities Regulator Drops Stock-Research Proposal
Europe’s main securities regulator has watered down proposed reforms to the way asset managers pay for stock research after lobbying by the industry and some national regulators.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:29:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Caesars unit eyes bankruptcy protection
44 casinos and resorts affected by agreement with bondholders
News published on 2014-12-19 16:21:59 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Google Seeks Partners for Self-Driving Car
The head of Google’s autonomous-vehicle project said the company is looking for auto industry partners to bring its vision of a self-driving car to market within the next five years.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:17:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Christoph Waltz on His Late Success
After struggling to make it as an actor for 35 years, he may now play James Bond’s nemesis Blofeld.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:15:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Weekend Confidential
Confronting Death With Music and Verse
‘Four Last Songs’ (1948) by Richard Strauss suggests that dying is not the end, but rather a transition.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:06:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Masterpiece
FDA Approves Cubist's Experimental Antibiotic Zerbaxa
Cubist Pharmaceuticals’ experimental antibiotic Zerbaxa has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of certain urinary tract infections and intra-abdominal infections.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:06:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
When a Student's Odor Causes Distraction
Dan Ariely answers reader questions on a sense of smell, a gift of choice and a loss of value.
News published on 2014-12-19 16:04:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Ask Ariely Ask Ariely Dan Ariely
A Reply to Kim's Cyberterrorism
Financial sanctions squeezed the North before and could again.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:54:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Google Sues Mississippi Over Campaign to Restrict Searches
Google Inc. sued Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Friday, seeking to prevent him from enforcing a wide-ranging subpoena that has become entangled in a dispute between Google and Hollywood.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:51:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Top Medicaid Official to Step Down
The Obama administration’s top Medicaid official, who negotiated tough terms with states seeking to expand the program under the health law, is stepping down, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:51:10 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
The Who's 'I Can't Explain' Has Special Meaning to Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes, who played Westley in ‘The Princess Bride’ says ‘I Can’t Explain’ by the Who ‘is one of the most brilliant expressions of not being able to express yourself.’
News published on 2014-12-19 15:49:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Playlist
NLRB Names McDonald's as 'Joint-Employer' of Franchise Workers
The National Labor Relations Board issued labor complaints that name McDonald’s Corp. as a “joint-employer” of workers at its franchisees, a win for unions.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:38:08 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Chrysler to Replace Air Bag Inflaters in 3.3 Million Vehicles
Chrysler plans to replace driver-side air bag inflaters in 3.3 million vehicles, a move that significantly expands its response to Takata’s air bag problems.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:34:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S. Levels New Sanctions on Crimea, Putin Supporters
The U.S. expanded its Russia sanctions to include a motorcycle group favored by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as individuals and entities linked to the pro-Russian separatist movement in Ukraine.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:30:45 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Syrian Bomb Plot Marked Deadly Turn in War
New revelations point to a startling theory about the killing of Assef Shawkat, who was the Syrian president’s brother-in-law: It was an inside job.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:29:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Actually, Raising Beef Is Good for the Planet
Despite environmentalists’ worries, cattle don’t guzzle water or cause hunger—and can help fight climate change.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:12:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Essay
U.S. Arrests More Non-Mexicans Trying to Enter Country Illegally
For the first time ever the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more non-Mexicans, mainly from Central America, than Mexican nationals trying to enter the country illegally, according to fiscal year 2014 records.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:03:25 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
U.K. Police Arrest Man in Forex Market Manipulation Probe
British police arrested a man at his suburban home east of London in connection with the government’s probe into rigging of the foreign-exchange markets, according to a person familiar with the matter.
News published on 2014-12-19 15:00:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
At MASS MoCA, a Celebration of Libraries
A new exhibition at MASS MoCA will celebrate libraries and the books they hold.
News published on 2014-12-19 14:48:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Icons
Safeway, Albertsons Agree to Sell Stores
Safeway and the owner of rival supermarket operator Albertons have agreed to sell 168 stores in a bid to gain merger approval from antitrust regulators.
News published on 2014-12-19 14:39:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Nike disappoints amid Fed-fuelled rally
Future orders fall short of expectations for sportswear group
News published on 2014-12-19 14:37:59 from the Financial Times about US Equities
FBI Blames North Korea for Sony Hack
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday evidence points to North Korea as the culprit behind a hack of Sony Pictures that led the studio to pull the movie “The Interview” out of theaters.
News published on 2014-12-19 14:30:24 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
US labour regulator targets McDonald’s
National Labor Relations Board files 78 cases of rights violations at group and its franchisees
News published on 2014-12-19 14:29:54 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
NFL Week 16: Power Rankings and Picks
How all 32 NFL teams stack up in the Massey-Peabody rankings and where it disagrees with the Week 16 spreads.
News published on 2014-12-19 14:19:31 from the Wall Street Journal about NFL
Turkey issues arrest warrant for Gulen
US-based retired cleric accused of leading an illegal organisation that sought to capture control of Turkish state posts
News published on 2014-12-19 14:18:41 from the Financial Times about World
Small-cap Week, December 20
MySale, Real Good Food, Fortune Oil, and Beacon Hill Resources featured
News published on 2014-12-19 14:14:08 from the Financial Times about Retail
FCC Proposes Rules for Online Video Services Providers
The FCC proposed new regulations on companies that provide subscription video services over the Internet, a move to give the companies access to more TV programming and allow them to compete with cable and satellite.
News published on 2014-12-19 14:13:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Noonan: The Cuban Regime Is a Defeated Foe
In time, normalized relations will serve the cause of freedom.
News published on 2014-12-19 13:51:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Declarations
Deere CEO's Bonus Cut 25%
Deere & Co. Chief Executive Sam Allen asked the company’s board to cut his cash bonus for 2014 by 25% in the wake of tough conditions in the farm equipment market, and the board agreed.
News published on 2014-12-19 13:50:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Indonesian Coffee Co-op Brews Success
Indonesia’s Klasik Beans cooperative, which specializes in rare, high-end coffees, is trying to remake the nation’s coffee industry, which some specialty producers say still views the crop as a mass-produced commodity.
News published on 2014-12-19 13:33:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
A Digital City's Duke and Duchess
Internet multimillionaires Michael and Xochi Birch are part of a generation of techies transforming San Francisco’s real-estate landscape.
News published on 2014-12-19 13:21:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Real Estate
Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Russia
Canada on Friday imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia, including restrictions on exports of energy technology, as part of its effort to put pressure on Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.
News published on 2014-12-19 13:17:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Canada News
Strong Dollar Weighs Down U.S. Software Firms
A strong U.S. dollar is terrific for American tourists on holiday trips abroad. But for U.S. software companies, the mighty greenback is a bummer.
News published on 2014-12-19 13:07:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Marathon Runner Jeptoo's 'B' Sample Positive
A second biological sample from marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Kenya’s athletics federation announced Friday.
News published on 2014-12-19 13:06:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
Ex-RBS trader arrested in forex probe
Move by UK’s Serious Fraud Office marks acceleration of global probe into $5.3tn-a-day market
News published on 2014-12-19 13:04:36 from the Financial Times about Banks
T-Mobile Settles Mobile Cramming Case
T-Mobile US agreed to pay at least $90 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission civil lawsuit that alleged the wireless carrier inflated customers’ bills with bogus third-party charges.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:59:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Famous Artists Send Greeting Cards
An exhibit at the Morgan Library in New York showcases nearly 60 holiday cards from major modern and contemporary artists, from Alexander Calder to Saul Steinberg.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:54:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Exhibit
Tesla to Install First Battery-Swap Facility
Tesla Motors Inc. said Friday in a corporate blog post that it will install its first battery swap facility in California.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:48:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S.-Cuba Cultural Ties at Crossroads
With detente, politics is finally catching up with a mutual fascination that survived a half century of hostility between Washington and Havana.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:41:16 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Obama Plays Down Benefits of Keystone Pipeline
President Obama played down the possible economic benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying it would have very little impact on U.S. consumers.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:39:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
EU Files WTO Complaint About Boeing
The European Union on Friday filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging that tax incentives provided by the state of Washington to Boeing Co. violated international trade rules.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:31:37 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Greek Lawmaker Alleges Bribe Offer in Vote
A Greek lawmaker from the small, right-wing Independent Greeks party said he was offered a bribe to back the government’s candidate in the country’s presidential vote.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:14:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
SEC Tightens Policing of Municipal Debt Market
U.S. securities regulators, ratcheting up their policing of the $3.7 trillion market for state and local debt, are seeking to ban local officials from the market for their involvement in alleged fraud.
News published on 2014-12-19 12:05:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Credit Markets
Week in Review, December 20
Vice Media, Repsol-Talisman deal, UK bank stress tests, and BT-EE talks featured
News published on 2014-12-19 11:47:56 from the Financial Times about Media
Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying
Withering attack as industry secures extension to comply on hedge funds
News published on 2014-12-19 11:40:46 from the Financial Times about Regulation Amp Governance
Power auction keeps lights on for 2018-19
£1bn deal guarantees supplies to the national grid
News published on 2014-12-19 11:31:56 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
The dodo and investor survival
Any theory of markets must take account of human aversion to risk
News published on 2014-12-19 11:28:23 from the Financial Times about Markets
Let Them Eat Casinos
By Jason L. Riley The Democratic politics behind Gov. Cuomo’s fracking ban.
News published on 2014-12-19 11:21:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Political Diary
Amy Pascal, studio boss in real-life drama
Sony Pictures hack jeopardises not just co-chair’s job but free speech, writes Matthew Garrahan
News published on 2014-12-19 11:06:11 from the Financial Times about Comment
Desmond explores sale of Daily Express
Tycoon said to have asked advisers to sound out possible buyers
News published on 2014-12-19 11:04:55 from the Financial Times about Business
US insists Alstom, not GE, pays penalty
French group had expected GE to pay $700m bribery fine as part of power unit deal
News published on 2014-12-19 11:04:46 from the Financial Times about Transport
The Kremlin is struggling to restore calm
Moscow is facing its biggest economic crisis since 1998
News published on 2014-12-19 11:03:12 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
Next misses out on London equity rally
FTSE 100 enjoys best weekly rally in three years
News published on 2014-12-19 11:01:13 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Message Purportedly From Hackers Calls Sony Film Cancellation 'Wise'
Sony Pictures executives received an email apparently from the same people who hacked the studio’s computers recently, praising its decision not to release the movie “The Interview.”
News published on 2014-12-19 10:49:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Madoff risks return for Santander
Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant
News published on 2014-12-19 10:44:04 from the Financial Times about Banks
Qatar makes Tottenham Hotspur its goal
Gulf state sets sights on buying Premier League club
News published on 2014-12-19 10:38:01 from the Financial Times about Business
A falling oil price is good for the world economy
Fears that cheaper crude creates yet more deflation are misplaced
News published on 2014-12-19 10:34:59 from the Financial Times about FT View
US private equity beaten by Russell Brand
Victory for protesters after high-profile affordable housing campaign
News published on 2014-12-19 10:27:48 from the Financial Times about Property
Film investors challenge tax demands
HMRC faces judicial review over power to seek upfront payments
News published on 2014-12-19 10:25:21 from the Financial Times about Business
Alstom Expects to Settle DOJ Bribery Allegations Soon
Alstom CEO Patrick Kron said he expects to reach a settlement “very soon” with the U.S. Department of Justice, which is considering whether to levy its largest fine ever over allegations the company bribed foreign officials to win contracts.
News published on 2014-12-19 10:21:00 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Obama breaks free of domestic shackles
After several foreign policy successes, a decent legacy looks possible
News published on 2014-12-19 10:20:50 from the Financial Times about FT View
Sand, Souks and Serenity in Oman
Road tripping though Oman, you can do it all: tear through dunes, browse centuries-old markets and hike empty red-rock canyons.
News published on 2014-12-19 10:15:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Off Duty Travel
Ecommerce groups rush to deliver the goods
Making sure that orders reach the buyer on time is taking on increasing importance among online retailers
News published on 2014-12-19 10:10:48 from the Financial Times about Business Support Services
Sony wrong to pull film, says Obama
FBI says Pyongyang involved in cyber attack
News published on 2014-12-19 10:08:06 from the Financial Times about North Korea
Grilled Poussins With Orange-Cumin Glaze
Chef Mourad Lahlou of San Francisco’s Aziza shares a recipe fit for a holiday feast or a simple weeknight dinner: tiny poussins cloaked in a sweet-tart glaze infused with warming spices.
News published on 2014-12-19 09:53:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Slow Food Fast
Will immigration policies hit my firm?
Specialist tax credits may be claimed
News published on 2014-12-19 09:52:00 from the Financial Times about Personalfinance
A year of change for your money
The general election looms large over prospects for wealth
News published on 2014-12-19 09:48:37 from the Financial Times about Investments
Oil surplus offers storage profit hope
Gap between forward and spot price likely to spur interest, say analysts
News published on 2014-12-19 09:42:04 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Dunkin’ Donuts poised for China push
Asian private equity fund RRJ Capital and Jollibee Foods close in on $300m stores deal
News published on 2014-12-19 09:36:49 from the Financial Times about Food Amp Beverage
Joe Queenan Knows Who Really Hacked Sony
What if it wasn’t the North Koreans who knocked down ‘The Interview’? Joe Queenan knows, sort of, who really hacked Sony.
News published on 2014-12-19 09:31:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Moving Targets
IC — December 20 highlights
Companies analysis from our sister publication
News published on 2014-12-19 09:29:01 from the Financial Times about Investments
No room for fare-dodgers
City has to get the little things right before we can trust it again over the big stuff
News published on 2014-12-19 09:27:52 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
The eternal power of religious art
Paintings once seen as conduits to the divine may have become mere museum pieces but their unsettling power persists
News published on 2014-12-19 09:27:26 from the Financial Times about Visual Arts
The Wellcome Collection Reading Room
A facelift for the home of one of London’s most quirky yet accessible collections of treasures
News published on 2014-12-19 09:27:22 from the Financial Times about Visual Arts
Caviar Without the Caveats
Skip the imported beluga this holiday season. These domestically produced caviars provide the same pop, often at a fraction of the cost.
News published on 2014-12-19 09:25:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Food Drink
Ian Hamilton Finlay, Cambridge
The Scottish poet and artist was ‘a dissenter to the entire modernist legacy’
News published on 2014-12-19 09:24:30 from the Financial Times about Visual Arts
Isis morale falls as momentum slows
Frustration grows among jihadis as focus shifts to governing
News published on 2014-12-19 09:23:38 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Society
In About-Face, Hungary Softens Stance on Internet
Hungary's government has completely given up on its plan to launch a levy on Internet traffic, a measure that earlier this year set off large protests. Instead, it will conduct an online poll to ask citizens what they think the Internet should cost.
News published on 2014-12-19 09:22:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
German Government Denies Pressuring BASF to Cancel Gazprom Asset Swap
BASF SE’s decision to call off a long-planned asset-swap deal with Russia’s OAP Gazprom wasn’t the result of political pressure from the German government, the German Economics Ministry said.
News published on 2014-12-19 09:20:00 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Renault suspends some Russian orders
Carmaker joins General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover and Audi in freeze
News published on 2014-12-19 09:10:34 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Farage aides rule out Ukip coalition role
Party advisers cite fate of Liberal Democrats for decision to stay out of formal pact after May election
News published on 2014-12-19 09:03:24 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Hawkish Fed signals buoy the dollar
Russian rouble recovers ground after rout
News published on 2014-12-19 08:59:43 from the Financial Times about Currencies
‘Odetta’, Alvin Ailey, New York
What makes this magnificent woman such a promising subject and soundtrack for dance theatre is the drama in her renditions
News published on 2014-12-19 08:58:20 from the Financial Times about Dance
The FT best dressed of 2014
Tom Stoppard tied the knot in periwinkle, Prince George made royal progress in pastels and we swooned for a suave young French minister . . .
News published on 2014-12-19 08:57:04 from the Financial Times about Style
Roche Hit by Failure of Cancer Drug Trial
Roche said a late-stage study of its breast cancer drug Kadcyla failed to yield superior results to an existing treatment, damaging the outlook for stronger sales in one of its key drug markets.
News published on 2014-12-19 08:54:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Marrakech International Film Festival
Two films with a Moroccan flavour proved fitting highlights of this year’s inclusive festival
News published on 2014-12-19 08:44:43 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
Juno Therapeutics Surges in Debut
Shares of cancer drug developer Juno Therapeutics surged 63% in their market debut, capping a busy year for IPOs, especially in the biotech sector.
News published on 2014-12-19 08:39:22 from the Wall Street Journal about IPOs
Sony Made It Easy, but Anyone Could Get Hacked
Essay: The information-technology security lessons of the broad cyberattack on Sony.
News published on 2014-12-19 08:38:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Essay
Morgan Stanley-Rosneft deal faces clock
Sale of oil merchant unit poised to fall through amid political change
News published on 2014-12-19 08:38:38 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce
A World War I interlude among British and German troops shows how even the most bitter foes can work out rituals of cooperation.
News published on 2014-12-19 08:35:08 from the Wall Street Journal about The Saturday Essay
MetLife Deemed 'Systemically Important'
Top financial regulators weren't unanimous in their decision Thursday to designate MetLife as “systemically important,” according to a release from the government oversight body.
News published on 2014-12-19 08:32:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
U.S. Stocks Muted
U.S. stocks rose slightly Friday, on track for weekly gains amid indications monetary policy will remain easy among major central banks.
News published on 2014-12-19 08:31:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Airbus A350 readies for take-off
Innovative 10-year project poised to wrap up with Qatar Airways delivery
News published on 2014-12-19 08:29:54 from the Financial Times about Aerospace Amp Defence
North Korea hackers ‘world class’ reputation
Nation refuses to admit any cyber warfare capability
News published on 2014-12-19 08:26:41 from the Financial Times about North Korea
‘Nail-biting’ weekend looms for retailers
UK stores fear impact of Black Friday deals on Christmas shopping
News published on 2014-12-19 08:20:00 from the Financial Times about Retail Amp Consumer
You really, really, shouldn’t have . . . 
There is a vast discrepancy between how we see the world when giving gifts and when receiving them
News published on 2014-12-19 08:04:38 from the Financial Times about FT Magazine
Bank of Mexico Unanimous in Holding Interest Rates
The Bank of Mexico was unanimous in its decision early this month to leave interest rates unchanged, with members agreeing risks had increased for economic growth and inflation.
News published on 2014-12-19 08:03:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
European Council summit: We'll get to it next year
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  European Council summit Rubric:
News published on 2014-12-19 08:00:53 from the The Economist about Europe
What does Elizabeth Warren want?
The Senator’s anti-Wall Street campaign is gripping Washington
News published on 2014-12-19 07:57:37 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
More Indictments Seen in Petrobras Corruption Scandal
Brazilian authorities are likely to issue indictments against a third former Petroleo Brasileiro SA executive and several high-ranking local politicians.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:57:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Presidential vote polarises Tunisia
Campaign underscores regional and class divisions that threaten to derail political transformation
News published on 2014-12-19 07:49:40 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Society
China Investigates Executive at Nissan Joint Venture
A Chinese executive at Nissan Motor’s China joint venture is under investigation for alleged corruption, as Beijing’s antigraft drive continues to focus on state-run companies.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:44:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Miami’s Cuban old guard loses its grip
Growing number of Cuban-Americans are less ideological
News published on 2014-12-19 07:41:00 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Wal-Mart Latin America Chief to Head Mexico Unit
Wal-Mart Stores said the head of its Latin American business will also take over as chief executive of its Mexican and Central American operation, Wal-Mart de Mexico.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:39:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
FIFA Agrees to Limited Publication of Hosting Rights Report
Soccer’s world governing body agreed to limited publication of the findings of its independent investigator into the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:34:53 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Five Soldiers Killed in Ukraine
The Ukrainian military suffered its heaviest losses in a week of relative quiet in the east, an official said, raising further concerns about an elusive next round of peace talks with pro-Russia separatists.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:30:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Russia News
Toledo Rallies to Remain Jeep's Home
Without being asked, Toledo, Ohio, is putting together incentives to help it remain the home of the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with deep economic and emotional ties to the area, in a sign of how cities aggressively offer aid to corporations.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:21:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Yuan Keeps Falling
The weeklong decline in the yuan accelerated Friday, pushing the Chinese currency to its lowest level in five months.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:11:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Finish Line Lowers Outlook on Margin Pressure
Finish Line lowered its earnings outlook for the year on Friday citing margin pressures, a sign sporting-apparel retailers are also feeling the impact of a weak retail environment.
News published on 2014-12-19 07:09:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Carnival Swings To Loss
Carnival swung to a loss in its November quarter as improvements to ticket prices and onboard spending were wiped out by a heavy fuel derivative charge.
News published on 2014-12-19 06:52:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
The town that invented the bauble
Lauscha, in east Germany, has a glassmaking tradition dating to the 16th century but is most known for its Christmas decorations
News published on 2014-12-19 06:47:02 from the Financial Times about House Amp Home
Signs of Russian Export Cut Lift Wheat
U.S. wheat prices surged to a fresh seven-month high, buoyed by signs Russia is curbing exports of the grain to temper domestic food inflation.
News published on 2014-12-19 06:42:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
A year in a word: Vlogging
For fame-hungry teens, vlogging is the latest route to stardom
News published on 2014-12-19 06:35:24 from the Financial Times about Comment
Marijuana becomes a proper yuletide gift
Few consumer goods have ever enjoyed as much free high-quality advertising as pot
News published on 2014-12-19 06:27:23 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Rouble crisis hits former Soviet states
Minsk imposes 30% levy and also doubles interest rates to 50% as Russia turmoil starts to bite
News published on 2014-12-19 06:18:07 from the Financial Times about Europe
BlackBerry Narrows Loss but Revenue Falls More Than Expected
BlackBerry signaled that its turnaround effort is ahead of schedule, posting a small operating profit in the fiscal third quarter and achieving positive cash flow earlier than it had targeted.
News published on 2014-12-19 06:15:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Paychex Earnings Grow on Strength of New Products
Paychex said higher revenue thanks to a new health-insurance product in its human-resources segment helped drive results in the second quarter, a sign the company’s strategy to diversify its offerings is paying off.
News published on 2014-12-19 06:13:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Garden bridge approved by London mayor
Thames foot crossing costing £175m scheduled to open in the summer of 2018
News published on 2014-12-19 06:10:28 from the Financial Times about Business
U.K. Public Finances Get Boost From Forex Fines
Fines paid by banks to resolve allegations of manipulating the foreign-exchange market provided a boost to U.K. public finances in November, but closing the budget deficit in time to meet the government’s forecasts still looks like a difficult task for
News published on 2014-12-19 06:03:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Airbus Chosen for European Tanker Plane Contract
Airbus Group has been selected by three European countries to provide their future airborne refueling jet over a rival offering from Boeing.
News published on 2014-12-19 06:03:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Mandy Rice Davies, model, 1944-2014
In the Profumo scandal she came to embody the newfound irreverence towards Britain’s ruling classes in the 1960s
News published on 2014-12-19 06:01:12 from the Financial Times about Obituaries
Fifa to publish World Cup bid report
Controversial report examines alleged unethical behaviour
News published on 2014-12-19 05:55:58 from the Financial Times about Sport
Cost-cutter Quarta at Fort Sorrell gates
Investors will want to see how the chairman-designate deals with the high-earning founder
News published on 2014-12-19 05:54:59 from the Financial Times about Media
Khodorkovsky’s ‘crisis manager’ offer
Former oligarch seeks real democracy for Russia if Putin leaves office
News published on 2014-12-19 05:53:11 from the Financial Times about Europe
Iraqi Kurdish Forces Break Sinjar Siege
Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed to open up a key corridor so that thousands of people from the country’s Yazidi minority who have been trapped on a mountain can flee, a senior Kurdish official said.
News published on 2014-12-19 05:52:22 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
BBC warns of Netflix challenge
Broadcaster faces increasing competition for rights to best shows
News published on 2014-12-19 05:49:32 from the Financial Times about Business
US funds to stand by Russia despite losses
Lazard, GMO and Oppenheimer are among those most exposed to falling share prices
News published on 2014-12-19 05:49:11 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
CarMax Tops Expectations as Sales, Traffic Rise
CarMax said used-car sales drove increases in profit and overall sales in the most recent period, as the company enjoyed its sixth-straight quarter of customer-traffic growth.
News published on 2014-12-19 05:20:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
BlackBerry misses revenue forecasts
Steep drop in smartphone sales hampers turnround efforts
News published on 2014-12-19 05:03:47 from the Financial Times about Telecoms
‘Putin’s banker’ loses $2bn UK court fight
Sergei Pugachev fails to overturn High Court order freezing his assets
News published on 2014-12-19 04:59:47 from the Financial Times about Uk
Air France-KLM Again Cuts Outlook
Air France-KLM SA on Thursday cut its 2014 earnings outlook by $250 million, linking it to continued price weakness and the effects of a 14-day pilots strike.
News published on 2014-12-19 04:53:40 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Weak growth prompts India fiscal rethink
Finance ministry seeks to make room for a surge of public investment in infrastructure
News published on 2014-12-19 04:44:23 from the Financial Times about Indian Economy
How the Pope helped melt the US-Cuba freeze
Diplomatic triumph was achieved through a series of canny moves
News published on 2014-12-19 04:41:36 from the Financial Times about Europe
In Frankfurt, Blackberry Is Still King
As the home of the European Central Bank and the German headquarters of dozens of powerful financial institutions, the northern German city is one of the last remaining strongholds for Blackberry’s mobile phones.
News published on 2014-12-19 04:38:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Zambia will need more help, says IMF
Fiscal deficit, political uncertainties and falling copper prices weigh on economy
News published on 2014-12-19 04:21:26 from the Financial Times about Africa
Qingdao case taints commodity financing
Alleged fraud in Chinese ports triggers reassessment of way in which trading is financed
News published on 2014-12-19 04:10:02 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Hong Kong Finds No Evidence of Forex Collusion by Banks
Hong Kong’s de facto central bank said it found no evidence of collusion among banks in rigging benchmarks in the $5.3-trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market.
News published on 2014-12-19 04:07:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Thomas Kwok Found Guilty of Corruption
A jury in Hong Kong found Thomas Kwok, the co-chairman of one of Hong Kong’s biggest property developers, guilty in a corruption trial involving the city’s former No. 2 official, but found his brother, Raymond, not guilty.
News published on 2014-12-19 04:04:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Christian Gerhaher, Wigmore Hall, London — review
The German baritone rose to impressive heights in this all-Mahler recital
News published on 2014-12-19 04:00:13 from the Financial Times about Music
France's Atos to Buy Xerox IT Unit
Computer-services company Atos will buy Xerox’s information technology outsourcing business for $1.05 billion in cash, a deal that would bolster the French company’s position in the U.S.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:55:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Year of man vs machine for hedge funds
Trend followers using computer models made hay as stock pickers lost out
News published on 2014-12-19 03:52:51 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Russian Opposition Activist Facing Jail
Russian prosecutors have demanded that opposition activist Alexei Navalny be imprisoned for a total of 10 years on allegations of fraud.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:51:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Russia News
U.S. Approves Sale of Warships to Taiwan
The U.S. approved the sale to Taiwan of four used warships, drawing a swift rebuke from China, which called the move damaging to Chinese security interests.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:50:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Refugees’ stories: a new life in the US
From a refugee camp to suburban Maryland, familes helped by the IRC share their stories of making a fresh start in the United States
News published on 2014-12-19 03:50:49 from the Financial Times about FT Magazine
Fosun raises bid for Club Med to €939m
New price is 2.5 per cent more than Italian investor Andrea Bonomi has offered
News published on 2014-12-19 03:42:19 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Hong Kong clears banks in forex probe
No evidence of collusion found among 10 lenders
News published on 2014-12-19 03:41:20 from the Financial Times about Banks
Thailand, China Sign Agreements on Rail Link, Agriculture
Thailand signed two memorandums of understanding with China on the development of a key rail link project and the purchase of agricultural products.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:40:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Oil Rout Spans Markets
This month’s big fall in the price of oil should be good news for much of the world’s economy. But so far markets have been telling a different story.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:31:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
Fosun Sweetens Club Med Bid
Fosun and its partners yet again raised their offer for Club Méditerranée, highlighting the conglomerate’s determination to win a protracted takeover battle for the French resorts operator.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:31:00 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
ECB's Next New Member Could Support Bond Buying
Vitas Vasiliauskas, head of the central bank of Lithuania, which joins the euro zone on Jan. 1, says he could support the European Central Bank bank buying government bonds, under the right circumstances.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:29:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
China Investors Look to Index Rejig for Next Rally
As China’s stock markets rocket higher, the next breakthrough being closely watched is whether Chinese shares will be included in global equity indexes that influence trillions of dollars of fund flows.
News published on 2014-12-19 03:24:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war
Warm autumn and good harvests also help as cost of festive dinner is trimmed
News published on 2014-12-19 03:21:16 from the Financial Times about Business
Firehouse sparks fears over A-list status
Higher rents and the arrival of big brands prompt concern over Chiltern Street’s eclectic mix
News published on 2014-12-19 03:03:02 from the Financial Times about Business
Kuroda hails progress in deflation battle
Japan’s central bank leaves easing in place but says it will change tack if necessary
News published on 2014-12-19 02:55:35 from the Financial Times about Japan
Higher receipts boost public finances
Chancellor still faces challenge to meet 2014/15 borrowing target
News published on 2014-12-19 02:50:14 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Comment: Futures trading costs are rising
ETFs are looking attractive as they become lower-cost alternatives, says BlackRock’s Rachel Lord
News published on 2014-12-19 02:42:19 from the Financial Times about FT Trading Room
Samsung eyes dividend boost of up to 50%
S Korean smartphone maker seeking to head off pressure to increase shareholder returns
News published on 2014-12-19 02:41:35 from the Financial Times about Technology
European Stocks Climb Higher
European stocks continued to rally in early trading Friday, mirroring a surge on Wall Street Thursday on buying spurred by the Federal Reserve’s pledge to adopt a “patient” approach when raising interest rates in 2015.
News published on 2014-12-19 02:39:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
HIV Infections Surge in Cambodian Village
Concern is building over the number of people who appear to have been infected with HIV in a village in northwestern Cambodia, with health officials saying that at least 90 people have tested positive for the virus.
News published on 2014-12-19 02:37:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Experts warn on Sony hacking copycats
Decision to pull ‘The Interview’ shows hackers’ potential to disrupt corporate operations
News published on 2014-12-19 02:36:02 from the Financial Times about Technology
BOJ Plays Down Slide in Oil Prices
The Bank of Japan leaves its monetary policy unchanged, opting to gauge the effects of its expanded stimulus campaign, despite a rapid fall in global oil prices that threatens its efforts to generate 2% inflation.
News published on 2014-12-19 02:17:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
Volcano in Eastern Indonesia Erupts
A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted on Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and sending a group of hikers scrambling to safety, leaving nine injured and one missing.
News published on 2014-12-19 02:16:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
What if we abolished Christmas?
One possibility is that the economy would be just fine. This is the classic view of macroeconomics, writes Tim Harford
News published on 2014-12-19 02:15:29 from the Financial Times about Columnists
A short history of Hawking
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News published on 2014-12-19 01:53:54 from the The Economist about Prospero
Hong Kong tycoon found guilty of bribery
Court convicts Thomas Kwok but clears brother Raymond
News published on 2014-12-19 01:43:41 from the Financial Times about China
Samsung to Raise Annual Dividend Payout
Samsung said it intends to raise its annual dividend payout for this year by 30% to 50%, a move that will come as good news to shareholders who have been clamoring for higher returns.
News published on 2014-12-19 01:40:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
City Insider: To Russia with love
A peripatetic financier, banker popularity and George Osborne’s Christmas card
News published on 2014-12-19 01:37:55 from the Financial Times about Financials
Advertising group WPP lights up FTSE 100
Financial stocks lead advance amid prospect of later US rate rise
News published on 2014-12-19 01:31:07 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Markets will win game of chicken with Fed
Fed forbearance and patience will continue to soothe the markets, writes Henny Sender
News published on 2014-12-19 01:27:58 from the Financial Times about Markets
Yahoo Halts Flickr Photo Sales Amid Backlash
Yahoo ended a controversial new practice of printing and selling millions of images uploaded to Flickr after photographers complained the company was making money from their work without sharing the profits.
News published on 2014-12-19 01:20:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
BASF, Gazprom Call Off Deal
Germany’s BASF, the world’s largest chemical company by revenue, and Russia’s Gazprom have called off an asset-swap deal amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West, BASF said.
News published on 2014-12-19 01:20:23 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Police drop probe into Serco contract
No evidence that outsourcer falsified prisoner escort figures
News published on 2014-12-19 01:16:40 from the Financial Times about Business Support Services
Palmer aide charged over banker plot
Spin-doctor detained by police in connection with alleged intimidation of court witness
News published on 2014-12-19 00:57:21 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
German Consumer Sentiment Rises
German consumer confidence is set to start the new year on a strong note, hitting its highest level in eight years, a sentiment survey showed.
News published on 2014-12-19 00:49:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Economy
London super-sewer is a waste of money
Review of plans for Thames Tunnel suggests it is unnecessary
News published on 2014-12-19 00:49:15 from the Financial Times about Markets
Russian Ruble Rises Slightly
Russia’s ruble strengthened a little as the oil price steadied and the country’s finance minister said he expected the currency to rebound in early 2015.
News published on 2014-12-19 00:33:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
No Currency to Claims of New Asian Meltdown
As wild swings in Russia’s ruble fan fears of a crisis in emerging markets, veterans of the late-1990s Asian financial crisis say the region’s economies are showing few signs of heading toward another meltdown.
News published on 2014-12-19 00:33:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Smiths Group CEO to step down
Exit comes as engineering conglomerate grapples with weaker sales in key divisions
News published on 2014-12-19 00:33:14 from the Financial Times about Industrials
India Expects Economy to Grow 5.5% This Year
India’s economy is expected to expand 5.5% in the current fiscal year through March, the finance ministry said in a report.
News published on 2014-12-19 00:31:45 from the Wall Street Journal about India News
To Russia with love
A peripatetic financier, the popularity of bankers and George Osborne’s Christmas card
News published on 2014-12-19 00:26:16 from the Financial Times about Financials
Bank IPO Throws Light on China Stress
A Chinese bank that raised more than $1 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering sheds some light on the strains mounting in China’s creaky financial system.
News published on 2014-12-19 00:13:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
BAT Settles Flintkote Litigation
British American Tobacco has agreed to settle a long-running dispute over dividend payments and asbestos claims with Flintkote for $575 million.
News published on 2014-12-19 00:01:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
S Korea orders break-up of leftwing party
Ruling to break up UPP, which is accused of being pro-North, and strip MPs of their seats may add to doubts about the South’s democracy
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Former owner eyes SpiceJet rescue
Shares soar 19% on reports of bailout plan for cash-strapped Indian carrier
News published on 2014-12-18 23:39:03 from the Financial Times about Airlines
Chinese Pilot Gets Jail for Crash
A Chinese court sentenced an airplane captain to three years in prison after 44 people died when his plane crashed more than four years ago.
News published on 2014-12-18 23:38:00 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Spanish Political Office Subject of Failed Attack
A car containing explosive materials crashed into the Madrid headquarters of Spain’s ruling Popular Party, though there were no casualties, police said.
News published on 2014-12-18 23:18:00 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
South Korea Court Dissolves Party
South Korean Court dissolved a small far-left political party, of which several members were found guilty of trying to instigate armed rebellion against the government in the event of war.
News published on 2014-12-18 22:43:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Japan, U.S. Delay Defense Review
Japan and the U.S. said Friday that they will push back a review of their security-cooperation guidelines, citing the timing of Japan’s legislative process.
News published on 2014-12-18 22:31:03 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
A Glimpse Into How Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Works
Upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi rose in just over four years to unseat Samsung as the brand shipping the most smartphones in China. And despite increasing media coverage of it, the private company remains little-known especially when it comes to i
News published on 2014-12-18 21:50:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
China Internet Giants Scramble for Content
Tencent and Alibaba are striking deals for music and video content to feed their online entertainment sites. The challenge will be getting Chinese consumers to pay.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:46:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
Nigeria Curbs Forex Trade to Boost Naira
Tumbling oil prices are exacting a heavy toll on Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and one of the world’s most dependent on crude.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:45:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Stocks Extend Fed-Driven Advance
The Federal Reserve’s pledge to be “patient” when it comes to raising interest rates gripped the stock market again Thursday, propelling the Dow Industrials to their biggest two-day percent gain in more than three years
News published on 2014-12-18 21:44:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Toledo Rallies to Keep Jeep Production
Toledo, Ohio, is scrambling to come up with an incentive package that would allow it to remain the production home of the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with deep economic and emotional ties to the area.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:44:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
In China, Expectant Dads Line Up To Experience Labor Pains
JINAN, China—Ning Wentao sat stoically with four electrodes taped to his stomach as a nurse gradually raised the flow of current to his abdomen.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:42:15 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
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News published on 2014-12-18 21:42:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance
U.S. Struggles for Response to Hack
The U.S. government is looking for ways to retaliate for North Korea’s apparent hacking of Sony Pictures but is struggling for an appropriate solution, according to people familiar with the discussions.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:42:06 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Diana Rigg's Enduring Appeal
How Emma Peel, the glamorous, quick-witted and fearless secret agent played by Diana Rigg in “The Avengers,” became a lifelong inspiration.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:40:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Arts Entertainment
U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Troubles
Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against New York City for alleged civil-rights violations at Rikers Island, demonstrating their impatience with the city’s efforts to improve conditions at the jail complex.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:40:52 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
De Blasio, So Far, Gets His Way With Council
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first-year agenda has faced next-to-no resistance in the City Council, a feat some say is inextricably linked to his successful effort to install his choice for speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:40:47 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
8 Children Found Dead in Australian Home
Eight children were found dead on Friday inside a home in the northern Australia city of Cairns, police said.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:24:36 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Collectors See Cuba's Art Scene Heating Up
With the U.S. and Cuba restoring diplomatic ties, some art-world cognoscenti are betting that the tiny island could become the next hot corner of the global art market.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:16:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Art Auctions
Phish Moves Its NYC New Year's Eve Bash to Miami
Rock band Phish is taking its NYE show--a multi-night blowout at Madison Square Garden the last four years—to Miami, and DJs Diplo and Skrillex hope to fill their shoes.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:16:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Music
Getting Into the Swing of the Holiday Season
Christmas concerts from Town Hall to Carnegie Hall in Jazz Scene.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:10:23 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Binder & Binder Files for Chapter 11
Binder & Binder, one of the nation’s largest Social Security disability firms, filed for bankruptcy protection amid shrinking demand for its services as government scrutiny of disability claims tightens.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:10:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn
But 3.4% adjustment, equivalent to entire Singapore economy, may not allay scepticism over country’s official statistics
News published on 2014-12-18 21:09:18 from the Financial Times about Chinese Economy
Obama Spells Out College-Ranking Framework
The Obama administration will spell out an ambitious college-rating plan on Friday that introduces new metrics to judge the nation’s roughly 5,000 colleges and universities.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:08:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Education
Holiday Traditions on the Party Circuit
Chuck Pfeiffer and George Farias and Jay and Anne Hearst McInerney host annual lunches, plus a kids’ gala at the Jewish Museum.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:08:18 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Heard Scene
Samsung Says 'Cya' to Messaging App
Samsung said it would discontinue ChatON, a mobile-messaging chat service that it had promoted heavily in recent years.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:05:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Second Avenue Awaits Plans to Jell
Two luxury high-rises are on the horizon for a small strip of Yorkville. But for now, a handful of the tenement-style buildings stand empty, waiting for construction to begin.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:03:01 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Schools
La crisis rusa, una historia diferente a la de 1998
La moneda rusa atraviesa su tercer colapso en menos de dos décadas. Ahora, la pregunta es si la actual crisis del rublo se propagará a otras partes del mundo o si Rusia logrará contenerla.
News published on 2014-12-18 21:02:18 from the Wall Street Journal about
Video: Los riesgos para 2015 que los inversionistas deben considerar
A continuación, algunos riesgos que los inversionistas deberían tomar en cuenta para el próximo año.
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Japanese Institute Fails to Reproduce Stem-Cell Results
Japan’s Riken research institute said efforts by embattled researcher Haruko Obokata to reproduce results of what was once billed as a groundbreaking method of creating stem cells have failed.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:48:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
How a Memo Cost Big Banks $37 Billion
A government lawyer’s discovery of a warning to J.P. Morgan officials about shaky mortgages jump-started the Justice Department’s probe of financial-crisis wrongdoing.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:47:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
New York Condo With a Block-Long Terrace To List for $39 Million
The 5,577-square-foot apartment has a terrace that is 192 feet long; a typical city block is about 200 feet
News published on 2014-12-18 20:46:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Private Properties
For Cuba, Few See Rapid Change, Especially in Economy
The U.S. moves will provide badly needed economic relief, but larger improvements will be gradual and political developments may take even longer.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:41:14 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
U.S. Spy in Havana Exposed American Moles
Intelligence Officer whom President Obama singled out for prisoner exchange helped convict agents for Cuba in Washington.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:39:08 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Can Wal-Mart Clerks Ship as Fast as Amazon Robots?
Retailers’ answer to the threat of Amazon.com is something called ‘omnichannel’—an attempt to use one set of inventory and assets to fill all orders. Wal-Mart, Macy’s and Target are relying on the approach more heavily than ever this holiday sea
News published on 2014-12-18 20:39:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Thai Union to Buy Bumble Bee Seafoods
Thai Union Frozen Products, the world’s largest seafood company by sales and owner of Chicken of the Sea, has agreed to purchase Bumble Bee Seafoods from Lion Capital for $1.51 billion.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:37:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Tokyo's Haneda Airport Takes Off
Haneda is challenging cross-town Narita International Airport as Japan’s primary international gateway, and global airlines are scrambling to add flights to meet the growing demand.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:35:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
A Tiny Apartment Works Twice as Hard
For his 670-square-foot New York apartment, interior designer Amir Khamneipur chose pieces that could do double-duty.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:28:55 from the Wall Street Journal about The Trade
Uh Oh: Tom Brady Is Celebrating Again
Catching touchdowns from Tom Brady is easy. The hard part for his New England Patriots teammates is dealing with the star quarterback’s unusually intense celebrations.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:27:17 from the Wall Street Journal about NFL
U.S. Appeals Court Expands Gun Rights
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:23:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Amid Warren's Rise, a Democratic Split Becomes Apparent
A schism is emerging among Democrats over the party’s economic message, pitting those who favor policies that foster broad economic growth against others rallying behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call for a focus on income inequality.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:20:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
U.S. Struggles for Response to Sony Hack
The White House is walking a fine line in its search for a response to North Korea’s apparent hack of Sony Pictures, a breach that doesn’t align with the scenarios laid out in the government’s contingency plans for cyberattacks.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:14:48 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Craft Spirits From Unusual Locations
Limoncello from London, organic gin from northern Sweden and rum from Massachusetts—small distilleries across the globe are producing exciting new artisan spirits. Our pick of the best.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:14:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Half Full
Bringing Music Back Home
After decades of music on the move, we’re finally putting the sound system back where it should be—right in the heart of the house.
News published on 2014-12-18 20:13:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Gear
Obama's New Path: Plowing Ahead Solo
The six weeks since his party suffered historic losses indicate how the president plans to govern in his final two years: plowing ahead with his agenda regardless of the political fallout.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:58:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Capital Journal
The Business Prize of an Open Cuba: Cigars and Rum
If the Obama administration’s move to normalize ties with Cuba does lead to an end to the U.S. embargo, it could reignite battles over the U.S. rights to sell two of the island’s most prized exports: cigars and rum.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:52:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Hollywood Searches for New Villain
Ripples from Sony Pictures’ decision not to release its controversial comedy “The Interview” immediately reached other entertainment projects in the works as producers and studios sought to distance themselves from productions involving North Korea.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:52:00 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Mobile's Rise Poses Riddle for Banks
A waitress from Queens, N.Y., Ethel Bueno represents the promise—and the pitfalls—of a recent surge in the popularity of mobile banking.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:50:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Lawsuit Alleges Price Gouging by Maker of Hepatitis Drug
Ever since Gilead Sciences began selling its Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment, there has been controversy over the high price. Last week, the transit agency that serves greater Philadelphia filed an unusual lawsuit claiming that Gilead is price gouging.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:50:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Another American in Paris
A failed American novelist inherits a luxurious but crumbling Paris apartment that’s occupied by two iron-willed Frenchwomen in ‘My Old Lady,’ writes Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:43:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Theater Review
In China, Expectant Dads Line Up to Experience Labor Pains
A maternity hospital looks to increase spousal sympathy by simulating the sensation of childbirth for men.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:40:36 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Asia markets ending week on firm footing
Equities take cue from S&P 500’s best day in nearly two years after Fed reassures
News published on 2014-12-18 19:38:02 from the Financial Times about Markets
Obama Signs Russia Sanctions Into Law
President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a new package of Russia sanctions into law but won't put them in place, he said in a written statement.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:35:25 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Oil's Drop Hits Big Investors Hard
Carl Icahn and John Paulson, among others, have suffered large losses as their energy-related bets have soured.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:30:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
After Sony Hack, Hollywood Searches for a New Villain
Ripples from Sony Pictures’ decision not to release its controversial comedy “The Interview” immediately reached other entertainment projects in the works as producers and studios sought to distance themselves from productions involving North Korea.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:28:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
In Sri Lanka's Post-Tsunami Rise, China Is Key
A town laid to waste by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is now getting a $1 billion port and a new airport with the help of Chinese money. But some worry that funding comes with strings attached.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:23:48 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Yankees President Defends the Team's Frugal Fall
Randy Levine cautioned Yankee fans to be “realistic” about the team’s payroll and pursuit of top-tier free agents. He also said “it seems like every year we have some kind of distraction,” when asked about Alex Rodriguez.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:17:29 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Yankees
As Season Winds Down, Beckham's Numbers Do All the Talking
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is leading all NFL rookies in receiving yards, and has the most receiving yards per game of any rookie ever. The question is: How is he not the league’s offensive rookie of the year?
News published on 2014-12-18 19:14:12 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Giants
Anthony Ponders a Long Break as Injuries Mount for Knicks
“It gets frustrating not knowing what’s going to happen with your body,” Carmelo Anthony said Thursday before the Knicks took on the Chicago Bulls without him. The Knicks were missing their top three scorers for the game.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:07:43 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Knicks
Asian Shares Rise on Fed Stance
Stocks in Japan and Australia made gains for a second day on Friday, as investor confidence continued to be bolstered by expectations the U.S. is in no rush to raise interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-18 19:06:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Stocks
White House Proposes Vetting Projects for Climate Change
The White House is calling on federal agencies to consider the climate-change impact of a wide range of energy projects that require government approval.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:57:14 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Google says Hollywood pushes censorship

News published on 2014-12-18 18:55:59 from the Financial Times about Technology
When Rivalry Has to Wait
A basic rule of the Volvo Ocean Race, a wild nine-month sailing adventure, is to never leave a competitor in danger. So when a boat recently ran into serious trouble, a rival rushed to its aid.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:55:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
Analizan permitir que los aviones vuelen con un solo piloto
Ante una potencial escasez de pilotos y los enormes avances en la automatización, investigadores de la industria y el gobierno de EE.UU. han comenzado a estudiar en serio la idea de permitir que las aeronaves de línea sean navegadas por un solo piloto.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:53:27 from the Wall Street Journal about
Opinión: Una victoria para la opresión
Por Marco Rubio
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Los cubanos se muestran optimistas con los cambios
Muchos cubanos estaban encantados con las noticias de que Estados Unidos y Cuba se disponían a restablecer sus relaciones diplomáticas, con la esperanza de que pudiera darle un impulso económico a la empobrecida isla, pero conscientes de que un cambio
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Several Islamic State Leaders Killed in Iraq, U.S. Says
U.S. airstrikes have killed several senior military leaders of Islamic State forces in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top uniformed officer said.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:49:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
The Men Who Made Bond
‘Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’ is stuffed with glittering tidbits and tinged with sorrow, writes Wall Street Journal TV columnist Nancy deWolf Smith.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:45:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Television Review
China Raises GDP Estimate 3.4%
China raised its estimate of its 2013 economic output by 3.4% based on its latest survey of the economy, based on more comprehensive data on the manufacturing and service sectors, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:39:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Economy
Oil Prices Rise in Asian Trade
Oil prices rebounded in early Asian trade Friday after posting fresh five-year lows in a volatile session overnight.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:36:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
Prosecutors: Rapper Bobby Shmurda ‘Driving Force’ Behind Deadly Gang
Chart climbing hip-hop artist Bobby Shmurda was described Thursday by prosecutors as the driving force behind a drug dealing operation and deadly gunfights involving rival gangs.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:35:00 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
The WSJ's Art Gift Guide
Tired of giving plaid scarves and gift cards for the holidays? Here are ideas for how to give art as a gift.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:32:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Arts Entertainment
Mobile's Rise Poses a Riddle for Banks
A new study indicates U.S. customers are interacting with their banks more through mobile devices than through any other means. That leaves banks with new challenges.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:31:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Medicare to Cut Payments to Some Doctors, Hospitals
More than 257,000 U.S. doctors will see their Medicare payments cut by 1% next year because they didn’t meet federal goals for using electronic medical records, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
News published on 2014-12-18 18:25:04 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
New York Bars Medical Marijuana Sites Near Schools, Churches
Medical marijuana dispensaries won’t be allowed within 1,000 feet of and on the same street as a school or religious institution, New York officials said Thursday, part of proposed regulations for the state’s forthcoming pot program.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:31:14 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Uber Strikes Deal With Portland to Suspend Service for Three Months
Uber reached an agreement with Portland to suspend operations in the city for three months while regulators work to revise rules around taxis that currently prohibit ridesharing apps.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:24:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Nazarian to Take Time Off From SBE
Sam Nazarian told Nevada gambling regulators that he was taking time off from his hospitality company, SBE Entertainment, following fresh admissions about drug use and about a man he alleges extorted $3 million from him.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:16:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Deezer Names New CEO
Deezer, the French music streaming service, has appointed a new boss as it prepares for a full-scale launch in the already crowded U.S. market.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:11:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Refinery Revival Awaits Tax Vote
A team of energy executives want to buy a defunct St. Croix oil refinery, once the world’s largest. The Virgin Islands Senate is to vote Friday on whether to extend the refinery’s special tax treatment.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:08:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Macmillan, Amazon Reach New Deal
Amazon.com and Macmillan have struck a new multiyear agreement covering the sale of print and digital books, assuring that Amazon will continue to sell and promote Macmillan titles during the holiday selling season.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:05:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Amazon Confirms Rollout of One-Hour Delivery Service
Amazon on Thursday launched a new service in Manhattan to deliver daily essentials such as shampoo, paper towels and toys within an hour.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:02:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Chinese Firms Invest in Portugal
In the past couple of years, Chinese people have increasingly taken advantage of Portugal’s “golden visa” program to get residency rights. Now that love affair is extending to mergers and acquisitions.
News published on 2014-12-18 17:00:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Forget the Mall: Buy Direct From China
The Game: Amazon and Wal-Mart have long been America’s main conduits for cheap, mass-produced goods from China’s factory floors. But who needs stores anymore? You can buy direct, writes Dennis Berman.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:51:00 from the Wall Street Journal about The Game
Sony Pictures Runs the Show
Sony Pictures’ struggles with hackers over the movie “The Interview” has demonstrated the movie studio’s relative independence from Sony headquarters in Tokyo.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:49:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Drop 'The Interview' on Pyongyang
Here’s one way to turn the cyberattack on Sony back on North Korea.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:45:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Transparency: Cracking the shells
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News published on 2014-12-18 16:45:29 from the The Economist about Business-and-finance
Cuba-U.S. Thaw Could Heat Up Cigar, Rum Sales Fights
If the Obama administration’s move to normalize ties with Cuba does lead to an end to the U.S. embargo, it could reignite battles over the U.S. rights to sell two of the island’s most prized exports: cigars and rum.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:40:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Nestlé pone el foco en la salud nutricional
Paul Bulcke, el presidente ejecutivo de Nestlé, ha realizado leves ajustes al portafolio de más de 2.000 marcas de la empresa suiza para apuntalar la rentabilidad y acelerar la transformación de la compañía en un líder en el ámbito de la salud nutr
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EU leaders hold firm on Kremlin sanctions
Summit communiqué signals pressure will be maintained on Russia to back down from its aggression inside Ukraine
News published on 2014-12-18 16:35:02 from the Financial Times about Europe
Emily Blunt's New Movie Adventure
The actress, who is starring in Disney’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical ‘Into the Woods,’ on improving her music skills, throwing the perfect party and the best gift she’s ever received.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:32:53 from the Wall Street Journal about 20 Odd Questions
Unilever Drops Mayonnaise Suit
Unilever PLC on Thursday said it is withdrawing a high-profile lawsuit it filed against a California food startup over the marketing of mayonnaise.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:28:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Electric Utilities Brace for New EPA Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, due Friday, are aimed at the storage of millions of tons of waste ash produced by coal-fired power plants around the country.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:27:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
The Union That Stole Christmas
By Allysia Finley West Coast dockworkers channel Ebenezer Scrooge.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:19:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Political Diary
Nike Sales Jump, But So Do Growth Concerns
Nike reported strong sales growth, but a dip in future orders coupled with underwhelming margin expansion tempered the outlook for the world’s biggest sportswear maker.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:12:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
US says strike killed senior Isis leaders
Officials see the loss of commanders affecting the group’s ability to conduct military operations
News published on 2014-12-18 16:11:02 from the Financial Times about Middle East Amp North Africa
Fed Delays Volcker Rule Restriction on Fund Ownership
The Federal Reserve said it would give banks two more years to sell private-equity and hedge-fund stakes covered by the Volcker rule.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:10:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Cuomo Bans Fracking
Safely re-elected, New York’s Governor hides behind bad science and hurts upstate jobs.
News published on 2014-12-18 16:02:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Lima’s Magic Climate Beanstalk
China and India said every ‘shall’ had to be changed to ‘may.’
News published on 2014-12-18 15:57:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Oil Plunge Brings Jitters to Texas City
Corpus Christi has ridden a rocket of a rebirth in recent years, propelled by a more than 30-fold increase in oil production at the nearby Eagle Ford Shale. But lower oil prices are taking a toll.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:51:21 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
The Economist explains: Why electric cars aren't always greener
ELECTRIC cars are widely hailed as the answer to pollution on our roads, but they are not always more environmentally friendly Comment Expiry Date:  Fri, 2015-01-02
News published on 2014-12-18 15:50:00 from the The Economist about Economist-explains
Red Hat's Profit Improves
Red Hat said Thursday its results for the November quarter improved thanks to cloud computing and big data trends that have increased demand for its open-source technology.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:49:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Royal Bank of Canada to Pay $35 Million Penalty
Royal Bank of Canada will pay a $35 million penalty for engaging in illegal futures trading with itself over a three-year period in one of the biggest such cases brought by regulators.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:48:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
An 'Exodus' Not Found in the Bible
Filmmaker Ridley Scott has allowed his famous hostility to religion to enervate Moses’ story.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:47:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Houses Of Worship
Hollande Says Talks to Continue With Russia and Ukraine
France and Germany will continue talks in the coming days with Russia and Ukraine, French President François Hollande said, as a lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine has raised hopes that a more lasting peace is at hand.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:47:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Wanted: An International Rule of Law to Govern the Cloud
Without an agreement, one country might prohibit the disclosure of information another country requires.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:45:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
The U.S. Needs a Free-Trade Deal With China
The benefits? How about an extra $400 billion in American exports each year, and $100 billion in national income.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:45:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
The Sinister Hiss
The author’s father, a successful engineer, hid microfilm of his patents in his underwear in a desperate attempt to save his life’s work.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:39:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Bookshelf
Colorado’s Pot Law Challenged by Nebraska, Oklahoma
Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court, saying its legalization of recreational marijuana use has spurred cross-border drug trafficking and violates federal law.
News published on 2014-12-18 15:39:00 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Luxembourg drops bid to keep tax list secret
EU Commission widens probe and asks all member states to reveal deals
News published on 2014-12-18 15:27:29 from the Financial Times about Brussels
A looming brawn drain
BASEBALL claims to be the national sport of the United States, but by any measure American football overtook it long ago. By contrast, it still reigns supreme in Cuba, the game’s second home, which announced on December 17th that it will
News published on 2014-12-18 15:07:18 from the The Economist about Gametheory
Carrefour vende 10% de su filial brasileña a Abilio Diniz
Carrefour SA dijo el jueves que acordó vender una participación del 10% en su filial brasileña por 525 millones de euros a Peninsula, una firma de inversiones controlada por Abilio Diniz.
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Ally to Extend Statutes of Limitations Concerning ResCap
Ally Financial Inc. said it has voluntarily agreed to extend the statutes of limitations to allow the Justice Department to continue its investigation related to former mortgage unit Residential Capital LLC.
News published on 2014-12-18 14:49:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Iraqi Kurds retake besieged Mt Sinjar
Hundreds freed from Isis mountaintop stronghold
News published on 2014-12-18 14:37:01 from the Financial Times about Middle East Amp North Africa
RadioShack Marketing Chief Leaves Company
RadioShack said its head of marketing is leaving the company, the second top level executive departure in the middle of its all-important holiday sales drive, as the electronics chain tries to stave off bankruptcy.
News published on 2014-12-18 14:30:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Senators Call on FHA to Lower Mortgage Costs
A group of 18 senators—all Democrats and an independent—called on Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro to lower mortgage costs charged by the Federal Housing Administration.
News published on 2014-12-18 14:29:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
'The Interview' Review: Misguided Missile
“The Interview” may have caused an international incident, but the film itself is nothing to be proud of, Joe Morgenstern writes.
News published on 2014-12-18 14:29:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Film Review
Los videos del día
Videos con subtítulos en español seleccionados por los editores de The Wall Street Journal Americas.
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MSG to Consider Further Breakup
Madison Square Garden, which said in October that it would explore separating its entertainment businesses from its media and sports operations, added Thursday that it would consider breaking up further.
News published on 2014-12-18 14:08:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Luxembourg Agrees to Share Details of Corporate Tax Deals
Luxembourg agreed Thursday to share with the European Commission information on tax deals secured by multinational companies with operations in the small nation.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:54:44 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Former MoneyGram Compliance Chief Faces Penalty
A U.S. regulator fined a former MoneyGram International chief compliance officer Thursday, a rare case of a compliance staffer being held responsible for controls failures.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:49:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Best of the Web Today: Benghazi, the Sequel
Why is the State Department green-lighting films?
News published on 2014-12-18 13:36:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Best Of The Web
Pier 1 Profit Falls On Higher Costs
Pier 1 Imports said earnings fell 33% as it absorbed higher costs to expand its online business but saw sales rise 4%.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:34:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
El presidente de ICE propone una reforma de la Bolsa de Nueva York
Jeffrey Sprecher, consejero delegado de Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) y dueño de la Bolsa de Nueva York, ha iniciado silenciosamente su primera gran incursión para reformar la bolsa estadounidense.
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Alemania respalda la ampliación del rescate de Grecia
El Parlamento de Alemania votó el jueves a favor de ampliar el programa de rescate de Grecia en dos meses después de que el ministro de Finanzas, Wolfgang Schäuble, dijese que esta medida ayudaría a estabilizar los mercados financieros.
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Tras el ataque a Sony, muchas empresas replantean su dependencia del email
Las nocivas revelaciones que surgieron del asalto informático a Sony Corp. están asustando a los ejecutivos estadounidenses de todo tipo de industrias más que una película de terror, motivándolos a revisar sus medidas de seguridad y reconsiderar lo q
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MetLife Deemed 'Systemically Important'
A panel of federal regulators concluded MetLife poses significant risks to the financial system and warrants tougher oversight, setting up a possible legal showdown with the U.S. about whether that assessment is accurate.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:13:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
IRS: Tax-Filing Season Likely to Start on Time
The 2015 tax-filing season is likely headed for an on-time start, the Internal Revenue Service chief said Thursday, despite congressional negotiations over some tax provisions that lasted until mid-December.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:08:37 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
CommerceHub Acquires E-Commerce Adviser Mercent
Liberty Media’s CommerceHub is set to announce Thursday it has agreed to acquire e-commerce advisory firm Mercent as it seeks to broaden its clients’ reach online, particularly through Amazon Inc. and Google Inc.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:08:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
EU Sees Not Enough of the Right Sort of Change
Brussels Beat: The European Union’s relations with Russia plummeted over Ukraine, while the eurozone failed to see the sustainable recovery it hoped for.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:08:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Brussels Beat
Lower Oil, Euro to Boost French Economy
French economic growth will pick up slightly in the first half of 2015, as collapsing oil prices and a weaker euro amplify the impact of President François Hollande’s tax cuts, national statistics agency Insee said.
News published on 2014-12-18 13:03:06 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Myners calls for digital auction of shares
Lord Myners proposes a tender for shares via an electronic offer system
News published on 2014-12-18 12:59:35 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Dan Carter to Quit Test Rugby for Payday in France
Heard on the Pitch: All Black star could become rugby’s highest-paid player
News published on 2014-12-18 12:50:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
BASF and Gazprom scrap energy asset swap
‘Difficult political environment’ blamed for failure of German-Russian deal
News published on 2014-12-18 12:45:20 from the Financial Times about Companies
Europe Needs an anti-ISIS Playbook
Tepid tutting won’t stop the flow of jihadists to Syria, but strong action might.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:41:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Airbnb to collect Amsterdam tourist taxes
Accommodation site adopts a more collaborative approach than some Silicon Valley peers
News published on 2014-12-18 12:40:42 from the Financial Times about Technology
Panel Finds Deep Problems at Secret Service
The Secret Service needs more training, staff and a leader from outside its ranks to run an organization that has been stretched beyond its limits and become too insular, according to a panel of outside experts.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:40:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
France issues €951m price-fixing fines
Record penalty for L’Oréal, Unilever and other consumer goods groups
News published on 2014-12-18 12:32:20 from the Financial Times about Retail Amp Consumer
Ruble Pressures Auto Makers to Rethink Russia Business
Car makers aren’t pulling out of Russia yet, but they are growing increasingly nervous and moving to control the damage from plunging consumer demand and exposure to Russia’s swooning currency.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:30:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
UK Treasury to shake up regulatory fines
New proposals include quicker system for appealing decisions
News published on 2014-12-18 12:26:28 from the Financial Times about Markets Regulation
Pentagon Program Used Improper Intelligence Tactics, Probe Finds
A major Pentagon program responsible for reducing the danger posed by improvised bombs improperly gathered intelligence on American executives and businesses working in South Asia, according to an investigation.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:23:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
BATS Opposes NYSE Owner's Stock-Market Reform Plan
BATS Global Markets, one of the three big stock exchange operators, is opposed to a draft proposal by the owner of the New York Stock Exchange to reform the U.S. stock market, its CEO said in an interview.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:21:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Palestinians Seek U.N. Help in Resolving Conflict
Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:21:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Ministerial special advisers’ pay up 17%
Cameron and Clegg under fire over coalition pledge on ‘Spads’
News published on 2014-12-18 12:15:01 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Brazil Panel Ends Petrobras Inquiry
An eight-month inquiry into alleged malfeasance at Brazilian state-oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA by a special committee in Brazil’s Congress ended Thursday with recommendations that prosecutors indict 52 individuals.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:13:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Royal Mail’s red herrings
Lord Myners’ push to shake up IPOs may need a shove
News published on 2014-12-18 12:02:43 from the Financial Times about Companies
American Realty Suit Blames Ex-Chairman
Former American Realty Capital Properties Chairman Nicholas Schorsch in July directed two executives to manipulate quarterly financial results, according to a suit by former Chief Accounting Officer Lisa McAlister.
News published on 2014-12-18 12:02:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
U.S. Weighs Response to Sony Hack
The U.S. is weighing a “range of options” to respond to the hack of Sony Pictures, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, but declined to say who the government believes is behind what it regards as “a very serious attack”.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:58:05 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Limit set for backdated holiday pay claims
Employers’ groups welcome government’s move after tribunal ruling on overtime
News published on 2014-12-18 11:54:36 from the Financial Times about Business
Trump Taj Mahal Deal Said to Collapse
The union representing more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday accused billionaire Carl Icahn of backing out of a deal that would have saved the endangered Atlantic City gambling hall.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:51:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
The most popular stories of 2014
Russia, China, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Scottish independence referendum, robots, killer satellites and the debunking of ‘big data’ resonated with readers
News published on 2014-12-18 11:50:19 from the Financial Times about Comment
The January effect after the Santa rally
Low-quality shares may do well in January, but tend to underperform the rest of the year
News published on 2014-12-18 11:49:00 from the Financial Times about Markets
Goldman's Waldron Replaces Weinberg as Investment Banking Co-Head
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. promoted John Waldron to co-head of investment-banking, replacing John S. Weinberg, a vice chairman whose father and grandfather once led the Wall Street firm.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:47:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Don't Judge a Book Tour By Its Cover
Novelist Anita Diamant knows promoting books isn’t exactly coal-mining—but it’s also not as glamorous as it sounds.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:44:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Traveler S Tale
Icelandic bank pays back further £1.36bn
Treasury has recovered 85% of £4.5bn bailout from 2008
News published on 2014-12-18 11:42:29 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Deere to Sell Crop-Insurance Ops
Deere agreed to sell its crop-insurance business to Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance of Iowa, following a strategic review of the unit that began in September.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:36:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Sony hack a US ‘national security matter’
White House debates response to ‘serious’ cyber attack by ‘sophisticated actor’
News published on 2014-12-18 11:25:32 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Russia sounds a warning on global debt
Should the dollar continue to rise, currency and funding mismatches could be exposed
News published on 2014-12-18 11:22:56 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Oracle on fire after success in the cloud
US stocks bounce back on gains for tech and battered energy
News published on 2014-12-18 11:21:07 from the Financial Times about US Equities
Falling Oil Prices Don't Give Clean-Energy Stocks the All-Clear
These are dark days for investors in Big Oil. That doesn’t mean clear skies for investors in clean energy.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:20:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Weekend Investor
Pakistan Taliban Vows More Killings of Military Children
The proclaimed organizer of the siege that killed 132 schoolchildren this week in Peshawar, Pakistan, vowed in a video message that his fighters would attack more schools and hit other civilian targets.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:18:54 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
InterContinental higher on urge to merge
FTSE 100 rose 2 per cent or 129.52 points to 6,466.00
News published on 2014-12-18 11:18:29 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Goldman elevates Murdoch banker to key job
John Waldron promoted to co-head of investment bank
News published on 2014-12-18 11:16:14 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Judgment opens way for stem-cell patents
Lawyers describe ruling by top court as boost for medical research
News published on 2014-12-18 11:16:09 from the Financial Times about Science
Multinationals close to tax refund victory
Revenue faces paying back huge refunds after High Court ruling
News published on 2014-12-18 11:15:17 from the Financial Times about Uk
Nortel U.S. Unit Gets Approval for Bondholder Deal
A $1 billion pact between Nortel Networks’ U.S. unit and bondholders won court approval over the protests of the one-time Canadian technology giant. Distressed-debt investors could recover as much as $5 billion.
News published on 2014-12-18 11:14:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Fitch Downgrades Venezuela on Falling Oil Prices
Fitch Ratings cut Venezuela’s rating further into junk territory Thursday, saying that falling oil prices are pressuring the country’s already-troubled finances.
News published on 2014-12-18 10:58:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Credit Markets
Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years on: Reconstruction in Aceh
Large-scale destruction gave way to a recovery effort on the Indonesian province that won international praise
News published on 2014-12-18 10:54:17 from the Financial Times about Slideshows
Tantalising prospect of Bush-Clinton race
A dynastic presidential battle may be the most competitive on offer
News published on 2014-12-18 10:53:56 from the Financial Times about FT View
Cost of war put at $35bn for Middle East
Thriving cross-border trading links laid waste by Syrian conflict and rise of Isis, say researchers
News published on 2014-12-18 10:52:38 from the Financial Times about Middle East Economy
Cómo el papa Francisco acercó a EE.UU. y Cuba
La diplomacia papal fue una clave del impulso del gobierno de Obama durante los últimos 18 meses para dejar atrás medio siglo de políticas estadounidenses que buscaban aislar a Cuba.
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Massacre shows Taliban cannot be tamed
Pakistan’s foreign and security policies are not the result of democratic process, says Shashank Joshi
News published on 2014-12-18 10:43:04 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Sony surrender is setback for free speech
Company should stand up to the hackers and distribute film free on the web
News published on 2014-12-18 10:42:37 from the Financial Times about FT View
Sony hack leaves US looking powerless
Saying North Korea is linked to attack exposes the dilemma facing Washington
News published on 2014-12-18 10:42:24 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Private developers boost housebuilding
Construction hits post-2008 high but public-backed homes drop 20%
News published on 2014-12-18 10:34:29 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
North Korea not amused by killing Kim
It has built a nuclear deterrent to protect its leaders’ claims to legitimacy, says Adam Cathcart
News published on 2014-12-18 10:21:22 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Indian Ocean tsunami: Building blocks
A decade on poor governance is holding back Aceh
News published on 2014-12-18 10:21:13 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
Denmark’s grab for North Pole fans geopolitical rivalry
Russia and Canada expected to file competing claims soon
News published on 2014-12-18 10:19:04 from the Financial Times about Europe
Catlin bid could catalyse insurance M&A
Premiums in important lines have tumbled to lowest level in a decade
News published on 2014-12-18 10:19:04 from the Financial Times about Insurance
Boston Bombing Suspect Appears in Court
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public appearance in more than a year on Thursday, attending the final federal court hearing ahead of his scheduled trial next month.
News published on 2014-12-18 10:18:00 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Euphoria hits Cuba amid doubts on detente
Easing of US relations could spark a boom but large-scale emigration is a risk
News published on 2014-12-18 10:14:52 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Investors eye gains from US-Cuba detente
Easing of trade rules could benefit cruise operators and airlines
News published on 2014-12-18 10:11:12 from the Financial Times about Americas Economy
Car industry says 2014 output will fall
Model changes and uncertainties in export markets put the brake on production
News published on 2014-12-18 10:09:55 from the Financial Times about Business
Dumb and Dumber To — film review
There’s something to offend everyone, as well as ingenious comedy, in this joyfully funny sequel
News published on 2014-12-18 10:06:27 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
Kon-Tiki — film review
A turbulent, stirring dramatisation of Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 raft trip
News published on 2014-12-18 10:06:08 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
Annie — film review
Quvenzhané Wallis, the young star, is wonderful in the title role; the rest of this remake is dire
News published on 2014-12-18 10:05:52 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb — film review
The funny historical museum franchise limps through its third instalment
News published on 2014-12-18 10:04:59 from the Financial Times about Film Amp Television
Cats, London Palladium — review
The singing-and-dancing moggies are prowling again in the West End
News published on 2014-12-18 10:04:17 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Regulator eases bitcoin licence burden
New York is first to float rules for the fledgling cryptocurrency
News published on 2014-12-18 10:03:44 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Opec takes a big bet by holding output
Short-term pressures could cause more pain than expected and pave the way for cuts
News published on 2014-12-18 09:49:58 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Germany Arrests Suspected Turkish Spies
German police have arrested three Turks suspected of spying on compatriots living in Germany for a Turkish intelligence agency.
News published on 2014-12-18 09:49:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Bidders revealed for UK stake in Eurostar
SNCF could use pre-emption purchase rights to prevent certain groups from participating in process
News published on 2014-12-18 09:44:34 from the Financial Times about Transport
Investors bulk buy bond default insurance
Trading volumes of credit index options have jumped 148% in past year
News published on 2014-12-18 09:25:50 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
New York tops year’s market for IPOs
Alibaba’s biggest ever flotation ensures lead in global hunt for returns
News published on 2014-12-18 09:24:22 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Council grant cuts ‘fair’, says coalition
Town hall chiefs claim services face average reductions of 8.8 per cent
News published on 2014-12-18 09:20:27 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Debt management group to pay compensation
Harrington Brooks hit after City watchdog makes first use of new powers
News published on 2014-12-18 09:14:05 from the Financial Times about Financials
Songbird urged to accept Canary Wharf bid
Franklin Mutual backs deal unless higher offer emerges
News published on 2014-12-18 09:13:48 from the Financial Times about Property
La caída del petróleo no durará mucho, dice el ministro de Petróleo de EAU
El actual descenso de los precios del petróleo probablemente no durará mucho y no afectará a la economía de Emiratos Árabes Unidos, señaló su ministro de Energía, Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al-Mazrouei, en unos comentarios publicados el jueves.
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El BCE comenzará a publicar sus actas
El Banco Central Europeo anunció el jueves que comenzará a publicar las actas de sus reuniones de política monetaria cuatro semanas después de su próximo reunión del 22 de enero, uniéndose a otros banco centrales que las utilizan como instrumento c
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Barrick suspends output at Zambian mine
Canadian group says changes to tax regime forced it to stop work at Lumwana copper mine
News published on 2014-12-18 08:47:56 from the Financial Times about Mining
Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high
Hong Kong notches up its strongest performance in three years and South Korea its best in four
News published on 2014-12-18 08:34:40 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Alibaba flies flag in banner year for IPOs
Several records were shattered as flotations hit their highest level since the dotcom bubble
News published on 2014-12-18 08:31:19 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm
Bumper year finishes skewed towards first half after run of disappointments
News published on 2014-12-18 08:31:19 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Boko Haram 'Seizes Nearly 200 Villagers'
Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 200 villagers and killed dozens more in Nigeria, a local vigilante group said, in what appeared to be the latest dose of collective punishment exacted on a community that opposed the Islamist group.
News published on 2014-12-18 08:27:26 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Ratmansky's 'Nutcracker' and a Mouse
The final New York performances of Alexei Ratmansky’s version of ‘The Nutcracker’ by the American Ballet Theatre.
News published on 2014-12-18 08:27:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Dance Review
Rusal Loses Final Appeal Against LME
The U.K. Supreme Court said Thursday that Russia’s United Co. Rusal can’t appeal reforms to metal storage rules, ending a lengthy dispute with the London Metal Exchange.
News published on 2014-12-18 08:21:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
IAG Bids for Aer Lingus
British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group said it had submitted a takeover offer for Aer Lingus that has been rejected by the Irish carrier’s board of directors.
News published on 2014-12-18 08:14:19 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Digital upstarts risk crashing back down
Advantages may prove shortlived as competition between platforms intensifies
News published on 2014-12-18 08:03:21 from the Financial Times about Technology
Dollar Gains Against Major Currencies
The dollar rose against other major currencies as investors were encouraged by the Federal Reserve’s latest statements on the health of the economy and future monetary policy tightening.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:59:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Foreign Exchange
BTG’s Makin transforms fast-growing group
UK healthcare company focuses on buying in specialist treatments
News published on 2014-12-18 07:53:06 from the Financial Times about Pharmaceuticals
SAS Cuts Costs as It Swings to Loss
Scandinavian airline SAS swung to a fiscal fourth-quarter net loss, scrapped its dividend and launched another cost-cutting program to offset falling fares amid cutthroat competition from low-cost rivals.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:52:00 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Italy’s president to step down midterm
President praised for steadying hand over the country’s fractious politics
News published on 2014-12-18 07:48:59 from the Financial Times about Europe
Putin acusa a Occidente de querer apoderarse de los recursos de Rusia
El presidente Vladimir Putin intentó el jueves tranquilizar a los ciudadanos rusos diciendo que los problemas económicos del país pasarán en menos de dos años, e indicó en su rueda de prensa anual que el gobierno y el banco central están respondien
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LightSquared Files Restructuring Plan Including Phil Falcone
LightSquared filed a new restructuring plan that would put the company in the hands of current owner Philip Falcone and his Harbinger Capital Partners hedge-fund firm, as well as investment firms Fortress Investment Group and Centerbridge Partners.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:46:00 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Barrick to Suspend Operations at Zambia Copper Mine
Barrick Gold said it would suspend operations at a copper mine in Zambia and record an impairment charge after the country passed legislation to more than triple the royalty rate on open-pit mining operations.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:37:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Nigeria Restricts Currency Trading
Nigeria has imposed harsh restrictions on currency trading in a drastic move to stem the slide in the naira, the Nigerian currency, which hit another low Thursday.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:36:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Ministers Defend OPEC Stance
Oil ministers from the Gulf states defended OPEC’s recent decision not to cut output despite a near-halving in oil prices since the summer, saying it was impossible for the oil-producer group to alone push up prices.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:34:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
Wendy's Announces New Marketing Chief, Management Changes
Wendy’s Co. announced several management moves including a plan for a new chief marketing officer, with Brandon Solano slated to replace Craig Bahner early next year.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:22:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
EU Toughens Sanctions on Crimean Companies
The EU toughened its sanctions on Crimea-based companies, introducing measures that range from a ban on cruise ships visiting local ports to a ban on sales of energy and telecoms technology.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:21:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Banks Find Niche Helping Firms Defend Against Activists
Shareholder activism is proving to be big business for Wall Street, providing banks with opportunities to cozy up to coveted corporate clients and position themselves to reap hefty fees.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:17:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Xavier Niel to Buy Orange Switzerland
France’s Xavier Niel has agreed to buy Orange Switzerland from Apax Partners in a deal worth $2.8 billion, as the French technology entrepreneur continues to expand his telecom assets across Europe.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:14:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Hampton Creek closes $90m funding round
Technology start-up that is rethinking how food is produced could be valued at over $1bn
News published on 2014-12-18 07:11:52 from the Financial Times about Technology
Swiss Industry Welcomes Negative-Rate Move
Swiss industry has broadly welcomed the decision by the central bank to introduce negative interest rates next year, a move designed to curb the strength of the Swiss franc.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:06:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Central Banks
Chinese Car Maker BYD's Shares Plunge
An executive at Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co. said the company’s operations were normal despite shares in the Chinese electric-car maker falling as much as 47% on Thursday.
News published on 2014-12-18 07:03:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Kenyan politicians clash on security bill
Opposition leader Raila Odinga says legislation is ‘dictatorial’
News published on 2014-12-18 06:59:57 from the Financial Times about Africa
U.S. Jobless Claims Extend Run Below 300,000
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped last week and stayed near 14-year lows, the latest evidence of labor market improvement.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:57:42 from the Wall Street Journal about U S Economy
France Fines Major Consumer Product Companies
France’s antitrust authority has fined a group of consumer product companies a total of nearly $1.23 billion for anticompetitive practices.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:56:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Emails Unveil Snapchat's Secretive CEO
Leaked emails involving a Snapchat director show the startup’s rapid rise was the work of a secretive entrepreneur with a distaste for Silicon Valley conventions.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:55:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Foreign banks retreat from Russia
Syndicated loan volumes this year collapsed to 14% of 2013 total
News published on 2014-12-18 06:54:15 from the Financial Times about Europe
ConAgra’s Profit Plunges on Private-Label Write-Down
ConAgra Foods said its profit plunged in its November quarter as the company took a large write-down on its struggling private-label segment.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:54:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Accenture Results Top Expectations
Accenture shares hit an all-time high after the provider of consulting services reported better-than-expected results in its November quarter, boosted by strong growth in its outsourcing business.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:54:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S. Stocks Open Sharply Higher
U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday, indicating a second session of gains after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it remains in no rush to raise interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:47:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Forces reshaping world in two words
The splintering of the old order is at its most stark, and brutal, in the Middle East
News published on 2014-12-18 06:42:08 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Xavier Niel buys Orange Switzerland
French entrepreneur acquires group from Apax Partners in latest move to build telecoms empire
News published on 2014-12-18 06:41:59 from the Financial Times about Telecoms
BA-owner IAG eyeing bid for Aer Lingus
Shares in Irish airline jump amid bid interest
News published on 2014-12-18 06:31:15 from the Financial Times about Airlines
Cameron backs ‘broad’ transatlantic deal

News published on 2014-12-18 06:30:31 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Reliance retainers raise questions in India
Ambani conglomerate paid undisclosed monthly fees to senior lawmakers
News published on 2014-12-18 06:29:45 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Kraft Foods CEO to Retire
Kraft Foods said Chief Executive Tony Vernon will retire by the end of the year, naming its board chairman and PepsiCo veteran John Cahill as his successor.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:25:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Car fuel cell pioneer looks for spark
State initiative poised to help rev up Intelligent Energy project
News published on 2014-12-18 06:16:46 from the Financial Times about Technology
Specialist funds caught in Russia crisis
Investors hoped a long resources boom would translate into sustained retail spending growth
News published on 2014-12-18 06:14:48 from the Financial Times about Financials
Kim Jong Un Death Scene From ‘The Interview’ Leaked
YouTube on Thursday took down a copy of a leaked clip from the film “The Interview," which showed a scene in which the Kim Jong Un character is killed.
News published on 2014-12-18 06:14:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Carmakers put brakes on Russia sales
Currency volatility prompts GM, Audi and others to suspend or postpone shipments
News published on 2014-12-18 06:03:11 from the Financial Times about Europe
Alleged Mastermind of 2008 Mumbai Attack Granted Bail
A Pakistani court granted bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attack in the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said.
News published on 2014-12-18 05:59:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
The Windsors’ royal run on the White House
At a recent get-together the Prince told admirers: ‘Read one’s lips — no new duties’
News published on 2014-12-18 05:57:39 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Sistema shares soar on Putin comments
Russian president says he hopes conglomerate recovers its position on stock exchange
News published on 2014-12-18 05:55:44 from the Financial Times about Europe
The new American
IT HAS BEEN a bit more than a year since American Airlines and US Airways officially merged. Integrating the two airlines will take another few years. But the merged entity—dubbed American Airlines—is already
News published on 2014-12-18 05:30:12 from the The Economist about Gulliver
US bonds and shares send mixed signals
Low yields on Treasuries and a strong performance by equities cloud the economic outlook
News published on 2014-12-18 05:10:17 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Germany Backs Greece Bailout Extension
Germany’s parliament backed plans to extend Greece’s bailout program by two months after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said it would help stabilize financial markets.
News published on 2014-12-18 05:07:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Non-EU kin gain UK residence right
Residence permits issued by member states must be honoured
News published on 2014-12-18 05:01:00 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
ABB Board Proposes Peter Voser as Chairman
ABB Ltd. said it was proposing the former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell as its next chairman, a move that comes as the power and technology giant embarks on a new five-year strategy.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:57:01 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
28 Die in Central African Republic Clashes
A Red Cross official says clashes in Central African Republic have killed 28 and left dozens wounded.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:55:15 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Winnebago Earnings Fall Due to Labor Inefficiencies
Recreational-vehicle manufacturer Winnebago Industries Inc. reported disappointing first-quarter earnings due to labor constraints, as well as the falling average sale price of its motor homes.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:53:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Couche-Tard to Buy Pantry for $860 Million
Southeastern convenience-store chain Pantry agreed to be bought by Alimentation Couche-Tard for about $860 million.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:50:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
The rise of running to the office
Keeping up with the UK joggers who want tax parity with cyclists
News published on 2014-12-18 04:50:17 from the Financial Times about Management
Putin Strikes Harsh Tone With West
Putin said Russia’s economic troubles will pass in no more than two years, and accused the West of seeking to subdue and disarm the country to gain control over its natural resources.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:45:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Russia News
Well pressed
IT IS a safe bet that at lea
News published on 2014-12-18 04:42:19 from the The Economist about Prospero
Fears Spread of Sony-Style Hack
Damaging revelations from the computer assault on Sony are playing like a horror movie in executive suites, prompting companies to review security measures and reconsider what is said in an email.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:29:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Sanderson Farms's Profit Jumps
Sanderson Farms said its profit more than doubled in its October quarter, as the company benefited from falling grain prices and higher prices for its poultry products.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:25:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Rite Aid Boosts Guidance
Rite Aid boosted its guidance for the year after posting better-than-expected sales and earnings growth in its November quarter.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:22:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
European Stocks Rally on Fed
Stocks in Europe rallied as investors welcomed the message from the Fed that it will be patient in deciding when to raise interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:17:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Retail investors snub ‘Abenomics’ savings
Take-up of ‘Nisas’ has been slow but further incentives are planned
News published on 2014-12-18 04:14:35 from the Financial Times about Markets
Ruble Steadies as Putin Speaks
The Russian ruble steadied at around 61 against the dollar, as President Vladimir Putin held his end-of-year news conference amid a growing economic crisis.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:14:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Persian Gulf Stocks Rebound as Oil Gains
Persian Gulf stocks, which tumbled into bear-market territory in the past few weeks, rebounded sharply as investors took heart from a rise in oil prices and after Saudi Arabia said it would continue to spend at home.
News published on 2014-12-18 04:13:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Saudi minister says oil drop is temporary
Ali al-Naimi rejects claims that kingdom is pushing down prices
News published on 2014-12-18 04:05:18 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Uber, Lyft Line: car trips with strangers
Shared rides provide convenience at a lower cost
News published on 2014-12-18 04:04:12 from the Financial Times about Management
New Year optimism hinges on the Fed
Markets prepare for the first rise in US rates in eight years
News published on 2014-12-18 04:04:11 from the Financial Times about Markets
North Sea worries wash ashore at Aberdeen
Crumbling confidence in the wider energy sector is starting to be felt in the Granite City
News published on 2014-12-18 03:59:43 from the Financial Times about Business
Wilders charged over anti-Islam comments
Prosecutors accuse politician of discrimination and encouraging hatred after he led chants against Moroccans
News published on 2014-12-18 03:59:03 from the Financial Times about Europe
The dark clouds around the silver lining
IT MUST seem churlish of me to maintain my grim pessimism about the Fed's current course of action, given the steady flow of encouraging data from the American economy. But try as I might, I cannot muster the same Panglossian enthusiasm as
News published on 2014-12-18 03:48:53 from the The Economist about Freeexchange
Polish Central Banker Calls For Sharp Rate Cut
Polish central banker Jerzy Osiatynski makes fresh calls for a sharp rate cut to help Poland’s economy defy stagnation in the eurozone and ease tensions in Eastern Europe.
News published on 2014-12-18 03:39:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
EU Court Takes Issue With Human Rights Plan
The European Union’s highest court said a draft agreement on the bloc’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights isn’t compatible with the EU’s own laws.
News published on 2014-12-18 03:33:28 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Jack Ma and Wang Jianlin in Battle to Top China's Rich List
The People’s Money: Internet mogul Jack Ma and property tycoon Wang Jianlin are wrestling for the top spot on China’s billionaire list this year, as e-commerce and brick-and-mortar shops are at daggers drawn over the future of Chinese consumption.
News published on 2014-12-18 03:26:39 from the Wall Street Journal about The People S Money
Dash for Cash Squeezes China's Money Market
Short-term borrowing costs in China soared as demand for cash surged due to a number of new stock offerings and the year-end shopping spree.
News published on 2014-12-18 03:24:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
When Uber is the Family Chauffeur
Teens are using their parents Uber accounts to order up cars to ride, unaccompanied, to activities and social events. Parents can track their children on their smartphones.
News published on 2014-12-18 03:19:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Life Style
Samsung's Cheil Soars in Debut
Samsung Group’s de facto holding company, Cheil Industries Inc., made its debut on South Korea’s main stock exchange at more than double its initial public offering price, as the conglomerate prepares for a transition of power.
News published on 2014-12-18 03:11:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Charged
Authorities in the Netherlands will prosecute anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders for discrimination and hate speech following his controversial “fewer Moroccans” comments this year.
News published on 2014-12-18 03:01:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Carrefour sells Brazil stake for R1.8bn
Billionaire Diniz buys 10% of retailer’s local business
News published on 2014-12-18 03:01:03 from the Financial Times about Retail
Obesity can be a disability, rules ECJ
Ruling may change how employers in Europe treat overweight staff
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London universities set for research lift
Higher rankings mean capital’s institutions can expect bigger slice of funding
News published on 2014-12-18 02:41:40 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
FTSE 100 joins global stock rally
BT misses out after report of potential capital raising
News published on 2014-12-18 02:32:55 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
German Business More Bullish
German business confidence improved for the second consecutive month, a key indicator showed, as the eurozone’s largest economy benefits from lower oil prices and a weaker euro.
News published on 2014-12-18 02:19:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Black Friday discounts boost UK retail sales
Fastest monthly growth in a decade lifts markets
News published on 2014-12-18 02:17:23 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Eurozone Construction Rebounds
Construction across the 18 countries that share the euro rose in October at the fastest pace this year, a tentative indication that households and businesses may be becoming less reluctant to invest.
News published on 2014-12-18 02:00:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Economy
BYD shares shed 29% in mystery sell-off
Buffett-backed Chinese electric carmaker unaware of any reason for panic selling
News published on 2014-12-18 01:59:21 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
U.K. Retail Sales Get Black Friday Bump
U.K. retail sales grew at the fastest yearly pace in November in 10 years, boosted by British stores embracing aggressive Black Friday discounts.
News published on 2014-12-18 01:53:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Economic Data
High drama looms for high-yield bonds
Next move in market could test central banks’ grip
News published on 2014-12-18 01:49:04 from the Financial Times about Markets
ECB to publish minutes of meetings
Central bank will not reveal how individual members voted
News published on 2014-12-18 01:44:04 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
U.S. Seeks Stronger Military Ties With China
The next commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific said he wouldn’t deviate from his predecessor’s strategy of seeking stronger military ties with China and other countries in the region despite conflicting territorial claims in the South China
News published on 2014-12-18 01:28:00 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Swiss franc cools after SNB action
’Modest’ reaction after introduction of negative deposit rates
News published on 2014-12-18 01:21:28 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Iranian border town booms from Iraq trade
Illicit business has turned Kurdish Baneh into a multibillion-dollar shopping destination
News published on 2014-12-18 00:48:25 from the Financial Times about Iran
Mitsui CEO: U.S., Saudis Pushing Oil Lower
The chief executive of Japan’s Mitsui & Co., a global energy investor, said he thinks the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are acting together to keep oil prices low to hurt Islamic State and Russia.
News published on 2014-12-18 00:48:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate
Three companies will dominate processing sector
News published on 2014-12-18 00:41:25 from the Financial Times about The Commodities Note
Swiss central bank moves to negative rates
Action comes after upward pressure on franc
News published on 2014-12-18 00:40:23 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Shale byproduct prices track oil plunge
‘Natural gas liquids’ prices at decade lows, in a windfall for petrochemicals industry
News published on 2014-12-18 00:09:14 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Swiss Central Bank Introduces Negative Interest Rates
Switzerland’s central bank said it would introduce negative interest rates, a move designed to curb demand for the Swiss franc.
News published on 2014-12-17 23:59:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Rouble strengthens ahead of Putin speech
Russian currency gains against dollar and euro ahead of president’s annual press conference
News published on 2014-12-17 23:55:33 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Uranium Rallies as Asia Warms to Nuclear Energy
Uranium prices are defying the broad commodities selloff that has battered oil and gas as Asia’s biggest economies increase their reliance on nuclear energy and move away from coal-fired plants.
News published on 2014-12-17 23:54:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Fed patience a virtue for equity bulls
Investors reassured Fed to be ‘patient’ in deciding when to start raising interest rates
News published on 2014-12-17 23:43:12 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific Equities
U.K. Air-Traffic Agency Faces Financial Hit from Disruption
The U.K. air traffic services provider responsible for flight disruption across much of the country said it would suffer a financial hit from the disturbance even as the country’s regulator said a fine was unlikely.
News published on 2014-12-17 23:40:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Australia in A$13bn electricity grid sale
Proposal by New South Wales the latest in A$100bn public asset sell-off
News published on 2014-12-17 23:30:20 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific Economy
US Congress raises heat on World Bank

News published on 2014-12-17 23:20:29 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Stakes Are High as Xi Jinping Visits Macau
When Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of its return to China, he will see a city facing flagging growth, a mainland anticorruption drive and calls to diversify its economy.
News published on 2014-12-17 23:16:15 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
Gift to Tufts Isn't a White Elephant Exactly, but Has Some Big Issues
Dick Reynolds’ six-figure gift to Tufts will pay for a new statue of Jumbo. But rebuilding the school’s beloved P.T. Barnum stuffed elephant has been slow-going.
News published on 2014-12-17 22:33:07 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Crude Inches Up in Asian Trading
Crude-oil prices fluctuated in Asia but held on to most overnight gains after some buying interest appeared to stem the recent selloff in oil markets.
News published on 2014-12-17 22:33:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Oil Markets
China Ban Reversal Paves Way for Corn Byproduct
China’s surprise decision to reverse a ban on imports of a genetically modified strain of corn may benefit distillers dried grains market.
News published on 2014-12-17 22:10:06 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
Cuba detente latest sign cold war is over
US debate had shifted from what the island does beyond its borders to what it does within them, writes Richard Haass
News published on 2014-12-17 22:05:54 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Putin Holds Key to Fallout From Ruble
How far the turmoil from Russia’s collapsing currency spreads depends partly on whether an isolated President Vladimir Putin wants to deploy foreign-currency reserves to soothe Western creditors.
News published on 2014-12-17 22:05:42 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
China Home Prices Fall Further
The average price of new homes in 70 Chinese cities continued to fall in November, signaling a decline in home prices hasn’t run its course.
News published on 2014-12-17 21:34:00 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
ANZ Says It Is Ready for Capital Rules
The chairman of one of Australia’s largest lenders tentatively welcomed a sweeping review of the financial system that has called for banks to hold additional capital as a buffer against potential financial crises.
News published on 2014-12-17 21:29:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Fracking Ban Puts Cuomo in Tight Spot
The decision to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in New York state exposed the deep divisions over the issue and highlighted the political tightrope Gov. Andrew Cuomo had to tiptoe across.
News published on 2014-12-17 21:27:32 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
Airlines Compete to Become First in First Class
The luxury arms race in the air hits overdrive, including the Residence, Etihad’s 125-square foot private ‘apartment.’
News published on 2014-12-17 21:22:41 from the Wall Street Journal about The Middle Seat
Please. Pretty Please. R.S.V.P.
For this year’s client holiday party, Blue Ribbon Bags, a luggage-insurance company, isn’t taking chances with its head count. A staffer at the New York company will spend this week [NOTE: Week of Dec. 15] contacting the 3,300 travel agents who haven
News published on 2014-12-17 21:17:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Life Style
China housing market trims losses
Prices still falling but at slower pace, with a rebound possible in big cities soon
News published on 2014-12-17 21:16:16 from the Financial Times about Chinese Economy
Port Delays Leave Retail Goods Stuck in Transit
Tommy Bahama planned to adorn store displays this week with a new selection of brightly colored knit shirts aimed at vacationers, but those shirts are stuck in Puget Sound, a casualty of congestion snarling ports on the West Coast.
News published on 2014-12-17 21:15:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Uber Seeks EU's Help To Fight a French Ban
Is Uber Technologies Inc. a modern-day taxi company or an “information society service”?
News published on 2014-12-17 21:15:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
What's News: Business & Finance
Oracle’s net dropped 2%, but adjusted profits and revenue exceeded estimates. B3
News published on 2014-12-17 21:13:28 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
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News published on 2014-12-17 21:13:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News World Wide
Sony Hack Shines Light on North Korea's Cyber Attackers
Blamed by the U.S. for the Sony hack, North Korea selects some of its brightest talent for its cyberwarfare program as its conventional forces age, defectors and experts say.
News published on 2014-12-17 21:12:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Christie Faces Pressure to Make Call on 2016
Jeb Bush’s move to explore a White House bid is likely to complicate the path for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
News published on 2014-12-17 21:06:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Australian Police Sidestep Siege Questions
Three days after the start of a deadly Sydney siege, Australian police and intelligence agencies are declining to answer questions about how events unfolded, including how two hostages died.
News published on 2014-12-17 20:52:35 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Chevron Suspends Canada Arctic Drilling Program
Chevron told Canadian regulators that it has ‘indefinitely’ suspended plans to drill for oil in Arctic waters, citing uncertainty over the outlook for crude prices.
News published on 2014-12-17 20:45:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
AbbVie Pins Hopes on Hepatitis C Treatment
AbbVie is hoping for regulatory approval this month of its first significant new drug product in a decade: a multidrug regimen for the liver disease hepatitis C. AbbVie currently relies on just one drug to generate 63% of its revenue: the anti-inflammator
News published on 2014-12-17 20:38:32 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
EU Considers Uber's Request to Block French Taxi Law
The EU is considering Uber’s latest legal maneuver to block a new French law that could upend how the company operates.
News published on 2014-12-17 20:35:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
U.S.-Cuba Deal Welcomed in Latin America
President Barack Obama’s move to end an unpopular Cold War policy toward Cuba received an embrace across Latin America.
News published on 2014-12-17 20:33:58 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
John Woo’s Epic Journey
The veteran Hong Kong director reflects on his two-part wartime drama, ‘The Crossing,’ and making films in China.
News published on 2014-12-17 20:33:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Arts Entertainment
Putin's Year of Defiance, Miscalculation
The Kremlin gambled that Russia could tolerate Western sanctions over Ukraine. Then oil prices plunged.
News published on 2014-12-17 20:30:47 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
El desplome del rublo aumenta la preocupación de las compañías europeas
La fuerte caída del rublo --y la posibilidad de medidas drásticas por parte del gobierno ruso para hacer frente a ella-- agudiza los temores de las empresas europeas que dependen de Rusia en lo que se refiere a ventas, materiales y materias primas.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:44:59 from the Wall Street Journal about
Miami ahora corteja a los millonarios chinos
Miami ha sido desde hace muchos años un imán para los ricos de Sudamérica que llegan en busca de bienes raíces. Ahora, los promotores inmobiliarios tienen su mira puesta en los chinos.
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Un camino a la Tarjeta Verde: Financiar proyectos inmobiliarios
Los enormes camiones bombeando cemento en el mayor proyecto de bienes raíces en Nueva York en una generación, están siendo financiados por una fuente inusitada: unas 1.200 familias chinas que quieren obtener visas para Estados Unidos.
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Dentro de la escuela en que murieron 132 niños
A medida que comienza un periodo de duelo de tres días en Pakistán, un video impactante muestra el interior de la escuela en Peshawar en la que el Talibán exterminó a al menos 148 personas.
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Nigerian Court Sentences 54 Soldiers to Death
A court-martial in Nigeria sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamist extremists.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:41:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
BofA Whistleblower to Get Nearly $58 Million
Edward O’Donnell, the former Countrywide Financial executive who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his former firm, will collect nearly $58 million for a separate lawsuit against Bank of America.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:31:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Cheil shares double on trading debut
Investors drive up value of Samsung’s de facto holding company
News published on 2014-12-17 19:27:09 from the Financial Times about Technology
People Affected by Hunger in West African Ebola Nations Could Double
The number of people threatened by hunger in three West African nations battling the worst Ebola outbreak in history could double to one million by March if food supplies don't improve, two U.N. agencies warn.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:26:51 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
China interest rates rise despite PBoC
Expectations of more easing propel stock market even as actual borrowing costs rise
News published on 2014-12-17 19:24:35 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Junk Bond Market Turns Negative
The junk-bond boom has emerged as the biggest U.S. casualty of the oil bust, as a selloff in the debt of low-rated companies has punished investors.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:24:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Credit Markets
Jefferies Banker Kelly Resigns
Jefferies Group’s global health-care investment banking head has resigned from the investment bank to focus on family matters.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:02:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
An Italian Cafe With a Golden Touch
Lunchers around Union Square looking for an Italian setting with features that boast a Midas touch are in luck. Enter Florian Cafe, and you are greeted by a large gold sculpture of a nude woman opening a bottle of wine.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:01:49 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Lunch Box
How to Stay Moisturized at 35,000 Feet
Antoine Le Galloudec, founder of beauty brand Apot.Care, talks about his in-flight skin-care routine, Thai food, and a fortuitous encounter on Mount Kilimanjaro.
News published on 2014-12-17 19:00:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Off Duty Travel
Las nuevas relaciones con Cuba abren el apetito de las empresas de EE.UU.
La decisión de la Casa Blanca de normalizar sus lazos diplomáticos con Cuba les daría a las empresas de Estados Unidos acceso a un mercado que ha estado fuera de su alcance por más de medio siglo y que hoy tiene menos atractivo comercial de lo que tuv
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New York Board Awards Casino Licenses
A New York state board named three developers it will recommend for coveted casino licenses Wednesday, in a long-anticipated decision the state hopes will lift the fortunes of some of New York’s most economically troubled areas.
News published on 2014-12-17 18:55:40 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Asian Shares Rise
Stocks in Japan jumped, leading most of Asia higher, after signals that the U.S. isn’t in a hurry to raise interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-17 18:52:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Stocks
KKR Shale Investment Stumbles
KKR’s deal for energy company Samson Investment offers a cautionary tale of the U.S. shale boom, with the investment deep in the red.
News published on 2014-12-17 18:51:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Businesses Urge Passage of Terror Insurance Program
Business leaders warned of disruptions in the insurance and commercial real-estate markets after Congress adjourned without extending the federal government’s terrorism insurance program.
News published on 2014-12-17 18:42:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Corporate Watch: News Digest
Avon Products settled foreign bribery charges involving its China unit with the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday, agreeing to pay $67.6 million in criminal penalties.
News published on 2014-12-17 18:18:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Chevron drops Arctic drilling plan

News published on 2014-12-17 18:10:25 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Cuomo: Pass Ethics Bill or No Raises
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave legislators who want a pay raise an ultimatum Wednesday: Agree to ethics reforms, or it isn’t happening.
News published on 2014-12-17 18:06:36 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
Can the Knicks Pull a Nets-Style U-Turn?
The Knicks have struggled mightily this season under rookie coach Derek Fisher. But maybe they can mimic last year’s Nets, who floundered early under first-year coach Jason Kidd before turning their season around.
News published on 2014-12-17 17:58:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
Ports Crisis Brings Commerce to Crawl
Tommy Bahama and other retailers are a casualty of congestion snarling ports on the West Coast. The logjam in part stems from labor negotiations between port employers and workers.
News published on 2014-12-17 17:44:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Australian State to Proceed with Power-Network Sale
Australia’s most populous state will go ahead with the partial privatization of its electricity network, as it attempts to raise funds for new infrastructure.
News published on 2014-12-17 17:38:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Uber pledges to improve driver checks

News published on 2014-12-17 17:19:51 from the Financial Times about Companies
Moët's New Vintage of Bubbly
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA’s Moet & Chandon is launching a new champagne using only grapes harvested in 2006. The company typically uses blends of grape harvests to make its champagnes.
News published on 2014-12-17 17:09:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Life Style
VA Official Apologizes for Colorado Hospital Construction Delays
A top official with the Department of Veterans Affairs apologized for budget problems and delays that have stalled construction of a major new VA hospital here.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:56:25 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Sony Pulls Korea Film; U.S. Blames Pyongyang For Hack
Sony Pictures canceled its planned release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence against theaters that played the film, as U.S. officials concluded that North Korea was behind the broad cyberattack on the company.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:45:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S. Has Concluded North Korea Is Behind Sony Hack
U.S. officials have concluded North Korea is behind the hacking attack on Sony Pictures, elevating the issue from a question of corporate security to national security.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:45:32 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Pakistan Asks for Afghan Help to Fight Taliban
Pakistan’s military and intelligence chiefs rushed to Kabul to ask the Afghan government and U.S.-led military coalition for help in crushing the masterminds of a Taliban attack on a school that killed 132 children.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:43:30 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Time to Start Prepping ObamaCare Reforms
Here’s what the GOP should do to get ready for a Supreme Court ruling against the White House in King v. Burwell .
News published on 2014-12-17 16:38:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Regulators Are a Proxy Adviser's Best Friend
How SEC advisories have muddied voting rules and empowered Institutional Shareholder Services.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:37:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
A Victory for Oppression
President Obama’s policy is bad news for the Cuban people living under a dictatorship, and it sends a dangerous message to the world.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:36:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Obama's Cuban Detente
New recognition for the Castros in return for two U.S. prisoners.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:29:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Worthington Posts Higher Profit, Sales
Worthington Industries reported higher profit and sales in its fiscal second quarter as its steel processing operations continued to benefit from higher demand, particularly from the automotive sector.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:28:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
New York Moves to Ban Fracking
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration said Wednesday it would prohibit hydraulic fracturing statewide, citing health concerns and calling the economic benefits to drilling in New York state limited.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:24:28 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Stents Boost Stroke Recovery, Study Finds
A landmark study of stroke patients found that using devices known as stents to pull blood clots from brain arteries can significantly improve people’s ability to rebound from a stroke.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:19:42 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Dish Network to Integrate Netflix App
Dish Network Corp. and Netflix Inc. said Wednesday that they reached a deal to integrate Netflix’s app into Dish’s latest set-top boxes, a significant boost to Netflix’s plans to expand its reach into U.S. pay-TV homes.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:16:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Altman and Film-Noir Retrospectives
Michael Murphy and Ronee Blakely introduce a ‘Nashville’ screening at MoMA; Film Forum revives two dozen classic films, most from the 1930s and ’40s; and more in this week’s Repertory Film.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:15:52 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Life Expectancy Increases by Six Years
The rise in global life expectancy for men and women by ab out six years is mainly the result of dramatic advances in health care, according to a study published in the journal Lancet.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:13:34 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
BlackBerry Launches New Phone
BlackBerry unveiled a device meant to appeal to its traditional customers with signature BlackBerry phone features like a physical keyboard and trackpad.
News published on 2014-12-17 16:13:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Líderes y ciudadanos latinoamericanos elogian el acuerdo entre EE.UU. y Cuba
La decisión del gobierno de Obama de restaurar relaciones diplomáticas con Cuba fue bien recibida en América Latina, donde desde ciudadanos comunes hasta jefes de Estado dijeron que se sentían complacidos de que Washington esté trabajando en poner fi
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EU caps debit and credit card fees
Draft law seeks to end protracted battle with payment groups
News published on 2014-12-17 16:10:02 from the Financial Times about Brussels
Phone deal to give 90% of UK mobile cover
Government and operators set 2017 as target in legally binding commitment
News published on 2014-12-17 16:04:13 from the Financial Times about Business
Cavalli Enters Exclusive Talks With Clessidra
Italian fashion firm Roberto Cavalli and private-equity fund Clessidra have entered exclusive talks to sell a majority stake in the Cavalli group to the fund.
News published on 2014-12-17 15:59:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
US-Cuba script written in Papal Library
Obama’s secret diplomacy closes a Cold War chapter but only Congress can end the embargo
News published on 2014-12-17 15:44:34 from the Financial Times about US
Playing the Tax 'Audit Lottery'
Buried in U.S. companies’ securities filings is an indicator for how aggressively they are working to shield their income from the IRS and other tax authorities.
News published on 2014-12-17 15:22:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Colombian Rebels Propose Cease-fire
Colombia’s largest Marxist rebel group says that it will embark on a unilateral, indefinite cease-fire beginning Saturday as a way to propel peace negotiations with President Juan Manuel Santos’s government.
News published on 2014-12-17 15:18:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
Oracle Beats Street View
Oracle posted quarterly results that were a pleasant surprise for investors who had lost confidence in the company’s ability to churn out reliable financial results.
News published on 2014-12-17 15:12:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
EU toughens up research fee rules
Brussels tries to tackle conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency in the investment industry
News published on 2014-12-17 15:04:18 from the Financial Times about FT Trading Room
Cuban-American Reactions to U.S. Diplomatic News Vary Widely
Cuban-Americans reacted to the news that the U.S. would begin normalizing relations with Cuba with a wide range of sentiment, from outrage to jubilation, highlighting deep rifts in a community that is changing rapidly.
News published on 2014-12-17 15:02:27 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
El Hotel Il Pellicano, un nido de sofisticación
Por casi 50 años, el Hotel Il Pellicano, situado en la costa de la Toscana, ha sido un destino icónico y un escape glamuroso. Ha sido también el hogar de verano de toda la vida para Marie-Louise Sciò, su directora creativa.
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Rusia venderá reservas en divisas extranjeras para apoyar al rublo
El Ministerio de Finanzas de Rusia dijo el miércoles que comenzará a vender sus parte de sus amplias reservas de divisas extranjeras en el mercado para impulsar al rublo.
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Fechas clave en las relaciones cubano-estadounidenses
El miércoles, el presidente Barack Obama anunció que EE.UU. empezará a normalizar relaciones y reestablecer lazos diplomáticos con Cuba, poniendo fin a muchas restricciones que han estado en rigor por 50 años. Aquí, fechas clave en las relaciones d
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Por primera vez en décadas, el embargo divide a los cubanos en EE.UU.
Los cubano-estadounidenses en Miami están divididos casi en partes iguales sobre si continuar o levantar el embargo estadounidense sobre Cuba que lleva 51 años, pero los más jóvenes se inclinan mayoritariamente por un cambio en la política hacia la i
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Enzi to Lead Senate Budget Committee
An intraparty fight over who will become chairman of the powerful Senate Budget Committee has been resolved, with Sen. Mike Enzi saying he will lead the panel.
News published on 2014-12-17 14:43:42 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
The best of all worlds
WHAT could be better than an economy converging rapidly on full employment? A central bank in no mood to get in the way. That is the happy combination America now enjoys, and it explains the stock market's euphoric reaction to today's meeting of the Fe
News published on 2014-12-17 14:33:51 from the The Economist about Freeexchange
China reopens to Syngenta corn strain
Beijing ban cost trading houses hundreds of millions of dollars and led to lawsuits
News published on 2014-12-17 14:31:33 from the Financial Times about Commodities
PM in push to spur on US-EU trade talks
Cameron aims to put ‘rocket boosters’ under TTIP negotiations
News published on 2014-12-17 14:12:57 from the Financial Times about Business
Las FARC declaran un cese al fuego unilateral
El mayor grupo guerrillero de Colombia, que adelanta negociaciones de paz con el gobierno colombiano, anunció el miércoles que declara un cese al fuego unilateral y pidió al presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, que haga lo mismo.
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Sony scraps film after hacker threats
Five largest US cinema chains had opted out of screenings of controversial Seth Rogen comedy
News published on 2014-12-17 14:07:58 from the Financial Times about Media
'The Hobbit' Review: Peerless Fantasy, Flawlessly Rendered
Dwarves, elves and men band together to secure the future of Middle-earth in the final installment of Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogy, Joe Morgenstern writes.
News published on 2014-12-17 14:04:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Film Review
China Approves Syngenta Biotech Corn
China’s Ministry of Agriculture approved a controversial biotech corn product that has been blamed for the collapse of U.S. corn exports to the big Asian market.
News published on 2014-12-17 14:02:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Oracle catches up in the cloud
Larry Ellison challenges Salesforce.com as results beat forecasts
News published on 2014-12-17 13:57:48 from the Financial Times about Technology
Asia Corporate Watch
A jury ruled in favor of Apple on in a class-action lawsuit that accused the technology giant of violating antitrust laws by suppressing competition for its iPod music players.
News published on 2014-12-17 13:50:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Zoosk CEO, President Step Down as Company Delays IPO
Online-dating platform Zoosk Inc. said Chief Executive Shayan Zadeh and President Alex Mehr will step down as the company delays its plans to go public.
News published on 2014-12-17 13:48:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Nobody RSVPs Anymore
As many brides, event planners and hosts can attest, getting responses to invitations is harder than it used to be, and that can create all manner of party problems.
News published on 2014-12-17 13:42:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Life Style
KRG Puts Label Maker Fort Dearborn On Block
Fort Dearborn, a maker of consumer-products labels, is on the auction block, according to people familiar with the matter.
News published on 2014-12-17 13:32:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Balancing act
As 2014 draws to a close, hope appears in short supply in the Arab world
News published on 2014-12-17 13:32:29 from the Financial Times about Year In The Arab World
Oracle’s Revenue Rises on Cloud Growth
Oracle’s revenue rose 3% during the quarter ended in November, the first one with co-chief executives Safra Catz and Mark Hurd at the helm.
News published on 2014-12-17 13:23:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Defence chief highlights new technology
Era of ships, aircraft and troops waning, says Sir Nicholas
News published on 2014-12-17 12:49:19 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Taliban Attack Reflects Barbaric Competition
Analysis: The Pakistani Taliban’s attack on a school—one of their bloodiest atrocities—was likely the result of a rational cost-benefit analysis. Its bottom line: in this business, barbarism pays.
News published on 2014-12-17 12:44:05 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Somali President Appoints New Prime Minister
Somalia’s president has appointed a new prime minister after parliament voted out the previous one following a political feud.
News published on 2014-12-17 12:33:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
Avon Settles Bribery Probe With DOJ
Avon Products settled foreign bribery charges involving its China unit with the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to pay $67.6 million in criminal penalties.
News published on 2014-12-17 12:27:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
ICE Proposes Major Stock-Market Overhaul
Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of Intercontinental Exchange and owner of the New York Stock Exchange, has begun his first major foray in overhauling the U.S. stock market. In a draft letter being circulated among large banks and investment firms, ICE is proposing
News published on 2014-12-17 12:26:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Petrobras CEO Leaves Open the Possibility of Resignation
The embattled chief executive of Brazilian state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA left open the possibility of resigning amid a major corruption scandal and expressed concern that related investigations could compromise the company’s production goals.
News published on 2014-12-17 12:23:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Fifa World Cup investigator Garcia quits
Ethics head questions whether football body capable of change
News published on 2014-12-17 12:14:40 from the Financial Times about Europe
ECB's Coeuré Sends Strong Signal on Stimulus
ECB executive board member Benoît Coeuré sent one of the clearest signals to date that the ECB is poised to embark on large-scale asset purchases centered on government bonds early next year.
News published on 2014-12-17 12:10:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
BlackBerry Classic: hands-on review
Nostalgic upgrade is a reminder that the keyboard king has not kept up
News published on 2014-12-17 12:09:06 from the Financial Times about Technology
City anti-corruption unit to be set up
Sleaze-fighting team will seek to repair image of London’s financial centre
News published on 2014-12-17 12:04:21 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Fed Sticks to Patient Tack on Rate Hikes
Federal Reserve officials took a delicate step toward raising short-term interest rates in 2015, introducing language into their policy statement that asserted they would be patient about moving away from near-zero short-term interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-17 12:04:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Central Banks
Air travel: the long-haul gamble
Can Norwegian carve out a business model that makes a profit from long-distance routes at low fares?
News published on 2014-12-17 11:56:49 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
Ocho claves del acuerdo entre EE.UU. y Cuba: viajes, cigarros, ron y más
La reapertura de relaciones diplomáticas entre los dos países viene acompañada de muchos cambios para los turistas y empresarios, pero hay varias restricciones que aún se mantienen.
News published on 2014-12-17 11:51:57 from the Wall Street Journal about
A partisan cha-cha
THE American politi
News published on 2014-12-17 11:43:11 from the The Economist about Democracyinamerica
Freedom Industries Executives Charged in Chemical Leak
Four owners and executives of a West Virginia company where a chemical leak contaminated drinking water for 300,000 people earlier this year now face criminal charges, including negligence and violating the Clean Water Act, in connection with the spill, f
News published on 2014-12-17 11:28:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off
Taxpayers’ holding could fall towards 20% in run-up to election
News published on 2014-12-17 11:27:18 from the Financial Times about Banks
Uphill Skiing, Explained
In search of fresh powder and an invigorating workout, enthusiasts are skiing uphill before zooming down. A look at the best gear for alpine touring.
News published on 2014-12-17 11:27:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Gear
Bruised oil drillers recover from rout
Investors hunt for Cuban exposure after US policy change
News published on 2014-12-17 11:25:34 from the Financial Times about US Equities
Pope Sent Letters to Help Normalize U.S.-Cuba Relations
Pope Francis sent letters to President Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro in recent months to assist in the process to help normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Vatican said Thursday.
News published on 2014-12-17 11:21:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
Canadian Court Orders Apple to Provide Documents in Probe
Canada’s Federal Court ordered Apple Inc.’s Canadian unit to turn over a raft of documents related to a Canadian probe of alleged anticompetitive behavior by the technology giant.
News published on 2014-12-17 11:21:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Kurdish Officials Seek to Reset Relations With Baghdad
Senior Kurdish officials said they want to reset relations with Baghdad with both Kurds and the Shiite-led national government facing serious threats from Islamic State.
News published on 2014-12-17 11:20:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Diageo drops as sales disappoint
FTSE 100 rallied to close up 4.65 points at 6,336.48
News published on 2014-12-17 11:20:13 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
U.S. Consumer Finance Regulator Sues Sprint Over Mobile Charges
The U.S. consumer-finance regulator filed its first legal action against a telecommunications company on Wednesday, accusing Sprint Corp. of hitting mobile phone customers with unauthorized charges.
News published on 2014-12-17 11:19:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Let London’s airports achieve potential
More direct routes will open to economically significant destinations, writes Howard Davies
News published on 2014-12-17 11:10:15 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Fed signals tightening by mid-2015
New ‘patient’ judgment replaces forecast of low rates for ‘considerable time’
News published on 2014-12-17 11:06:22 from the Financial Times about US Economy
Rouble crisis opens up Putin to attack
Financial upheaval alters terms of Russian political debate
News published on 2014-12-17 11:00:09 from the Financial Times about Europe
Athens falls at first presidential poll hurdle
Fate of coalition could hang on next rounds of voting
News published on 2014-12-17 10:57:00 from the Financial Times about Europe
NY to ban fracking citing health risks
Decision puts state at odds with most of America
News published on 2014-12-17 10:53:35 from the Financial Times about Energy
Obama opens door to new relations with Cuba
US president displays political courage in changing failed policy
News published on 2014-12-17 10:52:50 from the Financial Times about FT View
Geneva Conference Raises Concerns Over Occupation of Palestinian Territory
Representatives at an international conference in Geneva expressed “deep concern” over the continued Israeli occupation of parts of the Palestinian territory, reiterating that it violated international humanitarian law.
News published on 2014-12-17 10:38:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Christmas pudding maker roasted over terms
2 Sisters Food Group asked for up to four months to settle bills
News published on 2014-12-17 10:35:42 from the Financial Times about Business
The Big Drop: Cheap oil burns green energy
Shares in some of best known renewable groups slump
News published on 2014-12-17 10:35:17 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Insurers warns over US terrorism cover
Congress fails to renew programme inspired by 2001 attacks
News published on 2014-12-17 10:23:18 from the Financial Times about Insurance
IBM boosts global data centre network
US tech group to add nine facilities in cloud computing race
News published on 2014-12-17 10:20:50 from the Financial Times about Technology
German Cabinet Approves Road Toll
Germany’s cabinet has adopted plans to introduce highway tolls for foreign cars, risking a clash with Brussels and neighboring countries over concerns the levy could discriminate against foreigners.
News published on 2014-12-17 10:19:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Supreme Court Denies Arizona's Request to Block Driver's Licenses for Young Illegal Immigrants
The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request by Arizona officials that sought to prohibit state driver’s licenses for young illegal immigrants who received a reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration.
News published on 2014-12-17 10:15:12 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
EU resists Ukraine’s plea to find funding
Assistance sought from EU and others to avoid a possible default after IMF identifies shortfall
News published on 2014-12-17 10:11:30 from the Financial Times about Europe
Ministers unveil £6bn science strategy
Critics say more needed ‘to reverse decline in funding’
News published on 2014-12-17 10:06:34 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse, London — review
This revived 1989 musical is a smart blend of past and present, fact and fiction
News published on 2014-12-17 10:02:53 from the Financial Times about Theatre
A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater Center, Houston, Texas — review
Iain Bell’s brilliant new Dickens opera is given an astounding performance by Jay Hunter Morris
News published on 2014-12-17 10:02:39 from the Financial Times about Music
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Wigmore Hall, London — review
The French pianist’s recital reflected his strengths, notably his robust yet rigorous approach
News published on 2014-12-17 10:02:22 from the Financial Times about Music
The year ahead: Key events in 2015: Time to cut deals
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News published on 2014-12-17 10:02:09 from the The Economist about Middle-east-and-africa
Pocatello, Playwrights Horizons, New York — review
A skilfully woven, well-acted drama set in a restaurant threatened with closure
News published on 2014-12-17 10:01:15 from the Financial Times about Theatre
Sirens, Soho Theatre, London — review
A refreshingly frank piece about sexism and misogyny from Belgian theatre group Ontroerend Goed
News published on 2014-12-17 10:01:01 from the Financial Times about Theatre
CofE management courses ‘say little’ of God
Justin Welby defends Lord Green’s business training proposals for senior clergy
News published on 2014-12-17 09:59:57 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Rouhani’s fate is not tied to nuclear talks
It is the continued state of limbo that poses the challenge to Iran’s president, writes Farideh Farhi
News published on 2014-12-17 09:59:33 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Ruble Fall Won't Lead to Early Review of EU Sanctions
The sharp devaluation of the ruble is cause for concern in Europe but won’t lead to an early review of the European Union’s economic sanctions against Moscow, German officials said.
News published on 2014-12-17 09:57:57 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Book Review: ‘The South China Sea’ by Bill Hayton
Bill Hayton excels in distilling the complexity and absurdity of the South China Sea disputes into a manageable narrative.
News published on 2014-12-17 09:57:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Bookshelf
Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’
Chief executive says necessary investment in technology is big challenge for industry
News published on 2014-12-17 09:55:07 from the Financial Times about Banks
Diageo Says Growth in U.S. Spirits Industry Slows
Diageo said growth in the U.S. spirits industry slowed in the past year amid intense price competition and signs that drinkers are falling out of love with flavored vodka.
News published on 2014-12-17 09:39:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Man Group buys Silvermine for $23.5m
Deal is the latest US acquisition by the hedge fund manager
News published on 2014-12-17 09:36:05 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Lender OnDeck soars 33% in IPO
Technology-powered ‘peer-to-peer’ specialist raises at least $200m in listing
News published on 2014-12-17 09:21:46 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
UBS chooses Staley for board role
Swiss bank’s nomination will be voted on at next year’s AGM
News published on 2014-12-17 09:10:58 from the Financial Times about Banks
Barclays to hit financial targets early
Chief executive Antony Jenkins says bank is ‘very well positioned’ to meet regulatory requirements
News published on 2014-12-17 09:00:30 from the Financial Times about Banks
Higher Kurdish oil exports expected
Volumes could reach 800,000 barrels a day in 2015, says resources minister
News published on 2014-12-17 08:49:22 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Madoff Victims to Get Nearly $600 Million More
Nearly $600 million worth of settlements to benefit victims of Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme on Wednesday won the blessing of a bankruptcy judge
News published on 2014-12-17 08:49:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Coffee hit by higher Brazil forecasts
Volcafe estimates add to bearishness of market
News published on 2014-12-17 08:46:38 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Security Firm Faults Coolpad Software
Online security firm Palo Alto Networks said some mobile phones made by Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group contain software that allows the handset vendor to install applications onto users’ phones without their knowledge, raising privacy and securi
News published on 2014-12-17 08:33:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Delaware Court Puts Caesars Receiver Lawsuit on Fast Track
A Delaware corporate law judge granted fast-track status to a lawsuit seeking a receiver for the operating unit of Caesars Entertainment over the protests of the company.
News published on 2014-12-17 08:17:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Uber calls on Brussels to stop French ban
US car hailing app business has complained to European Commission
News published on 2014-12-17 08:12:25 from the Financial Times about Technology
Nigeria's Currency at Record Low
Nigeria’s currency slumped to an all-time low against the dollar, pummeled by the tumbling price of oil.
News published on 2014-12-17 08:03:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
US moves to restore relations with Cuba
Release of prisoners could herald the end of more than five decades of estrangement
News published on 2014-12-17 07:58:33 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
BlackBerry taps keyboard addiction
Classic smartphone launch aims to push buttons as new range is completed in Chen turnround drive
News published on 2014-12-17 07:54:09 from the Financial Times about Telecoms
Juno IPO highlights latest buzz in US biotech
Cell therapy specialist poised for Nasdaq IPO as segment pulls in investors
News published on 2014-12-17 07:52:42 from the Financial Times about Pharmaceuticals
Swiss Name First Woman to SNB Board
Switzerland’s cabinet said it had named Andréa Maechler to the governing board of the 107-year-old Swiss National Bank.
News published on 2014-12-17 07:38:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
MSCI podría sacar a Rusia de su índice de mercados emergentes
Uno de los principales proveedores de índices analiza sacar a Rusia de su índice de mercados emergentes si el gobierno introduce medidas para contener las salidas de capital del país.
News published on 2014-12-17 07:38:23 from the Wall Street Journal about
U.S. Moves to Normalize Cuba Ties as American Is Released
The U.S. expects to begin discussions with Cuba on normalizing relations, a U.S. official said, as Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor who has been held in a Cuban prison for five years, was released.
News published on 2014-12-17 07:37:14 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
EU widens corporate tax rulings probe
Scrutiny of sweetheart deals granted to businesses by national governments extended
News published on 2014-12-17 07:29:18 from the Financial Times about Brussels
Allegations of torture and murder were ‘lies’
Inquiry rejects claims by Iraqi detainees against British soldiers
News published on 2014-12-17 07:29:03 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
France Told To Do More for Investors
French President François Hollande has to deliver on promises to make the country a more attractive place to do business, or face losing out in the race to lure foreign investment, say the heads of multinational firms in France.
News published on 2014-12-17 07:24:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
EU Moves to Counter Money Laundering
New European anti-money laundering rules will require company owners to be listed on national registers to which journalists and others with “legitimate interest” will have access.
News published on 2014-12-17 07:21:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
EU to Widen Sweetheart Tax Deal Probe
European Union authorities will widen a high-profile investigation into alleged sweetheart tax deals for multinational companies, in the bloc’s latest move to clamp down on aggressive tax avoidance.
News published on 2014-12-17 07:10:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Jeb Bush’s interests face scrutiny
Donors are concerned about Bush’s complex business dealings
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German Amazon.com Workers Extend Strikes
Workers at six of the seven German sites of Amazon.com Inc. that are currently on strike over wages will extend the walkouts, German labor union Verdi said.
News published on 2014-12-17 07:03:02 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Visteon to Sell Interest in Korea Venture for $3.6 Billion
Visteon Corp. agreed to sell its 70% interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. to an affiliate of South Korea-based private equity firm Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire Co. in a deal valued at about $3.6 billion.
News published on 2014-12-17 06:56:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S. Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Meeting
U.S. stocks opened higher after three consecutive sessions of losses, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s monetary-policy statement.
News published on 2014-12-17 06:53:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Canada October Wholesale Sales Grow Slower Than Expected
The value of Canadian wholesale sales rose less than expected in October and their volumes shrank, suggesting the sector weighed on the month’s economic output.
News published on 2014-12-17 06:45:00 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Taliban Attacks Kill 12 Across Afghanistan
Taliban attacks killed at least 12 people across Afghanistan on Wednesday, underscoring the country’s deteriorating security situation as the U.S.-led combat mission winds down this month.
News published on 2014-12-17 06:41:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
U.S. to Bid on 2024 Games But Delays Selecting a City
The U.S. Olympic Committee will bid for the 2024 Summer Games but won’t officially select the candidate city until early next year.
News published on 2014-12-17 06:32:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
U.S. Consumer Prices Fall at Steepest Rate in Almost Six Years
U.S. consumer prices fell in November at the steepest rate in almost six years, a sign inflation is heading lower due to sliding oil prices.
News published on 2014-12-17 06:28:22 from the Wall Street Journal about U S Economy
Miliband attacks Tories’ ‘1930s vision’
Labour leader at PMQs says plan to slash state is a strategic error
News published on 2014-12-17 06:19:21 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Autopsy Finds German Lawmaker Died of Natural Causes
An autopsy report has found that German lawmaker Andreas Schockenhoff, who was a prominent critic of Russian policy in Ukraine, died last week of natural causes during a sauna visit, state prosecutors said.
News published on 2014-12-17 06:13:17 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Our country of the year: Hope springs
EVEN with the best will i
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Massacre in Pakistan: The blood of innocents
IT TAKES something unusually vile for
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Russia and the rouble: As ye sow, so shall ye reap
VLADIMIR PUTIN has succes
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Jeb Bush and 2016: Joy division
JEB BUSH, a former governor of Flo
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Lexington: Still in the trenches
THE idea of the Christmas truce is a p
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2014 in charts: Diverging markets
Growth accelerate
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Homelessness in Hawaii: Paradise lost
THE sun is setting on Waikiki Beach, and Koa still has a few hours before his 9pm shift cleaning the food court at the Ala Moana mall. “I’m trying to better myself,” he says, but being homeless makes this tough. He finishes work at 3am, well past
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about United-states
Obituary: Tashi Tsering: Between two worlds
THIS was the way things were, and alwa
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Gas in Ukraine: On another front
GAS is flowing again from Russia to Ukraine, but blackouts have hit factories and homes. Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says Ukraine’s independence is compromised by its energy dependence on Russia. Mykhailo Gonchar of the Centre for
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Public pensions: America’s Greece?
BRUCE RAUNER, a Republican, liked to t
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Palestine and the UN: Another gambit
THE Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has a habit of lurching from one supposedly game-changing initiative to another, then flinching in the face of resistance. After this summer’s war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza killed more than 2,000 Pales
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about Middle-east-and-africa
Human rights law: First Kenya, now Sudan
IT HAS been a bad few weeks for the International Criminal Court (ICC)—and for the cause of justice, in Kenya and Sudan. First, on December 5th the court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, declared that the charge of crimes against humanity laid t
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about Middle-east-and-africa
Food allergies: Patching things up
ANAPHYLAXIS, an allergic reaction that causes swellings and rashes and can thus block a person’s airways, is always unpleasant and sometimes lethal. Often, the allergen is in a specific sort of food. Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, s
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about Science-and-technology
Electronic cigarettes and health: Vapour trail
THERE are few more reliable
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Turkey and the European Union: Media freedom RIP?
“WE HAVE no concern about what the EU might say, whether the EU accepts us as members or not.” The latest outburst from Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, sent the lira down by 4% against the dollar amid growing worries over the direction
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about Europe
Women and the niqab: Hidden benefits
What lies behind?
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The Arctic: Frozen conflict
IN 2007 a Russian-led pol
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International schools: The new local
IN 1979, when Ken Ross was eight, his
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Nigerian politics: Church, state and mosque
IN NIGERIA’S capita
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The Muslim Brotherhood: Islamism is no longer the answer
IT WAS all smiles in the Qatari capita
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Vehicle pollution: Cleaner than what?
DRIVING an electric
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Cigarette bans: Smoke signals
IN A bar at the edge of the French Quarter, Voltaire Casino, a 30-something teacher, sips a beer, sucks on a cigarette and discusses politics. Jazz is in the air and the ceiling is a haze of fumes: it is a picture New Orleans has sold to the world for
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German xenophobia: Peaceful, but menacing
We don’t need no
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Free exchange: Joy to the world
WHAT is the point of economics? It oft
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On Cyprus, transport, Cinderella, China, the House of Lords, Ferguson, drones, Santa Claus: Letters to the editor
What to do about Cyprus?SIR – You described the opt
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Buttonwood: Let’s get fiscal
WHAT is the Japanese word for
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about Finance-and-economics
Unrest in Hong Kong: It’s not over
HONG KONG’S government and its maste
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Renewable energy: Perfect storms
AS A sharp winter win
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Charlemagne: The battle of the scientists
AT THE end of a hard year Europe’s l
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Canals: Crowded waters
The daily commute
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The Roman Catholic church: Chronicle of a papacy foretold
The Great Reformer: Francis an
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Art in Africa: Spirituality and contemporary African art
Whereas contemporary artists in Europe
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Cracking down in the City: Off the rails
MANY Britons complain that not enough people have been held to account for causing the financial crisis. But the complaints tend to be about what financiers did at the office, not their manner of getting there. In 2013 it was revealed that Jonathan Bur
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Schumpeter: Sailing through a scandal
IT MUST all seem like a distant nightm
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Technology firms: Frothy.com
IN DECEMBER 15 years ago the dotcom cr
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Turmoil in Haiti: Street politics
THERE has been no let-up in the raucous protests wracking Haiti, despite Laurent Lamothe’s resignation as prime minister on December 14th. Two days later, thousands of protesters once again thronged the centre of Port-au-Prince, the capital, dancing
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about Americas
The dark side of religion: Trouble and strife
Fields of Blood: Religion and
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Cybercrime: Thieves in the night
CRIME has been falling in Britain sinc
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Terrorism in Australia: A nightmare comes true
A city shocked
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France’s reforms: Cycling, but where to?
WHEN François Hollande dumped his pri
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Propaganda: The art is red
AS THE people of Xi’an file through
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In search of lost time: Why is everyone so busy?
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The European Commission: Friends in the right places
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European telecoms: Going mobile again
BRITISH TELECOM will not be coming bac
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Bespoke libraries: For the person who has everything…
“THE Art of Contentment” was a devotional work sold in Britain in the 1840s as part of a series known as The Englishman’s Library. Christian industrialists, the backbone of the newly wealthy Victorians, would ask their booksellers to provide the
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about Britain
Baidu: Searching for the next big thing
IT IS that rarest of things, an internet-search firm that does not have to worry much about Google. Baidu’s dominance of the market for search-related advertising in China has remained unchallenged since its American counterpart quit the country a fe
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Nicaragua’s canal: Digging for truth
ON DECEMBER 22nd an o
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Hong Kong’s unrest: Folding the umbrellas
IT WAS the most sustained street campaign for democracy in China since the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Yet the protests in Hong Kong ended very differently. Instead of using tanks and machine-guns to clear the streets, police in Hong Kong ended
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about China
Minority religions in the Middle East: Not just the faiths of Abraham
A wave from God
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Japan’s election: The Abe habit
Abe bats again
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São Paulo’s water crisis: Reservoir hogs
COULD São Paulo run out of water? The
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Housing: Why grumble?
JUST how bad is China’s housing bubble? One important measure—the most important for those trying to get a foot on the property ladder—is affordability. Many believe that Chinese housing prices have soared well beyond the reach of ordinary people
News published on 2014-12-17 06:11:26 from the The Economist about China
Lawyers’ pay: Bonus babies
Hmm, what colour Po
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Bagehot: It’s behind you!
AS BAGEHOT and his six-year-old son to
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XL in talks to buy Lloyd’s insurer Catlin
US group’s cash and shares indicative offer values equity at £2.5bn
News published on 2014-12-17 05:52:22 from the Financial Times about Insurance
Truth behind Abe’s election ‘landslide’
As with many things in Japan, probe a little deeper and not everything is as it seems
News published on 2014-12-17 05:51:45 from the Financial Times about Columnists
The 10 worst jobs in politics
We all have our bad days but these people really do have more than most
News published on 2014-12-17 05:50:29 from the Financial Times about Columnists
U.K. Economy Set to Benefit From Low Oil Prices
Christmas has come early for British consumers, as tumbling oil prices, rising wages and declining borrowing costs are lifting households’ spending power.
News published on 2014-12-17 05:44:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Taxpayers lost £180m in Royal Mail sale
Myners study to say flotation price range could have been higher
News published on 2014-12-17 05:37:37 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Bets against long duration bonds can hurt
Wellcome Trust rides high on three big trends of the year
News published on 2014-12-17 05:36:17 from the Financial Times about Markets
Arrests Made in 2012 Meningitis Outbreak
Federal authorities arrested 14 people early Wednesday related to a Massachusetts pharmacy connected to a deadly 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis.
News published on 2014-12-17 05:25:34 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Uber CEO Says Company Wants to Make Rides Safer
Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick says his company is investing in background checks “everywhere around the world,” as the cab-hailing startup pushes into China through a tie-up with Internet search giant Baidu.
News published on 2014-12-17 05:15:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Aim expands on a flurry of activity
Queue to join getting longer but total still way off highs of 2006 when it had 1,700 members
News published on 2014-12-17 05:14:11 from the Financial Times about Financials
Yemen's Shiite Rebels Close Port, Storm Newspaper
Yemen’s powerful Shiite rebels who seized the capital, San'a, shut down a strategic Red Sea port and stormed the offices of the country’s main state newspaper, officials said.
News published on 2014-12-17 05:11:13 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Poverty marks political debate in Ireland
Independents and far left could benefit from political malaise in the run-up to polls
News published on 2014-12-17 05:03:35 from the Financial Times about Europe
EU Court Takes Hamas Off Terror List
The European Union’s second-highest court struck down the EU’s decision to place Palestinian group Hamas on its terror list, saying the bloc had taken the decision on inadequate grounds.
News published on 2014-12-17 04:59:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Uranium miners upbeat on China growth
Price still not high enough to incentivise new supply despite 30% surge this year
News published on 2014-12-17 04:53:50 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Oil price fall will benefit Europe
Travel and leisure groups, tyremakers and clothing retailers will reap rewards
News published on 2014-12-17 04:53:33 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Germany faces inheritance tax shake-up
Court rules sweeping exemptions for businesses must be changed
News published on 2014-12-17 04:53:25 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
FedEx Results Disappoint
FedEx, in the midst of its holiday shipping rush, reported earnings for its November quarter that increased less than expected, though the shipping giant benefited from higher volumes and margins.
News published on 2014-12-17 04:52:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
General Mills Sales Slip on U.S. Weakness, Slow Growth Elsewhere
General Mills said its sales fell in the most recent quarter amid continued weakness in the U.S. food industry and slowing growth in emerging markets.
News published on 2014-12-17 04:43:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Cabin calm, not air rage, defines 2014
The real story is how well customers and crew members have learnt to get on together
News published on 2014-12-17 04:35:53 from the Financial Times about Management
Asia’s agribusinesses enter new fields
Flurry of dealmaking in smaller sectors in pursuit of greater presence in global food chain
News published on 2014-12-17 04:35:25 from the Financial Times about Food Amp Beverage
Philips to buy US medical devices group
Dutch company bulks up healthcare business ahead of splitting the group into two
News published on 2014-12-17 04:33:23 from the Financial Times about Healthcare
Ruble Volatile in Spite of Intervention
The ruble was volatile despite the Russian Finance Ministry saying the beleaguered currency was “extremely undervalued” as it announced plans to start selling its excess foreign-exchange holdings.
News published on 2014-12-17 04:31:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Moody’s Raises Dividend, Boosts Buyback
Moody’s said that it has boosted its dividend 21% and authorized a new $1 billion stock-buyback program, as it continues to benefit from strong demand for its credit ratings and market analytics
News published on 2014-12-17 04:29:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Dollar strength set to resume in 2015
Countries with large foreign debts likely to be exposed
News published on 2014-12-17 04:21:38 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Church of England Appoints First Female Bishop
The Church of England named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport.
News published on 2014-12-17 04:06:16 from the Wall Street Journal about U K News
Hainan Airlines to Broaden Global Reach
China’s Hainan Airlines Co. may add as many as nine international destinations next year.
News published on 2014-12-17 04:05:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
High-fee pensions hold £26bn
Report examines older schemes with annual charges worth more than 1 per cent
News published on 2014-12-17 04:02:40 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
‘Largesse’ assets may be on borrowed time
Withdrawal of central bank support will be big theme
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Dutch Government Battles to Save Health-Care Overhaul
A rebellion within the governing Labor Party has triggered a political crisis in the Netherlands, just as the country is emerging from a lengthy economic recession.
News published on 2014-12-17 03:57:58 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Elevators Set to Take New Direction
ThyssenKrupp is working on a cable-free elevator that would allow multiple cars to run in the same shaft, and to run sideways and diagonally as well as up and down.
News published on 2014-12-17 03:56:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Real Estate
The hard work after the merger fanfare
Dixons Carphone shows the complexity of managing an integration
News published on 2014-12-17 03:55:14 from the Financial Times about Management
Joy Global Posts Surprise Beat
Joy Global more than doubled its earnings in the fourth quarter, but the struggling mining-equipment maker warned that 2015 would be another challenging year.
News published on 2014-12-17 03:50:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Pakistan Reaches Out to Kabul After School Massacre
Pakistan’s army chief flew to Kabul to discuss ways of combating the Taliban, reaching out a day after the massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar.
News published on 2014-12-17 03:49:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
EU court removes Hamas from terror list
Ban on funding to remain for at least three months
News published on 2014-12-17 03:46:43 from the Financial Times about Arab-Israel Conflict
Mood Brightens on Economy, Not Race, Poll Shows
America’s long-standing pessimism about the economy is showing signs of waning, but the nation’s view of race relations has turned more dour, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows.
News published on 2014-12-17 03:42:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Germany Requires Changes to Inheritance Tax Law
Germany’s highest court is demanding lawmakers change existing tax exemptions that unfairly benefit many of the country’s big family-owned firms.
News published on 2014-12-17 03:37:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
UK wage growth accelerates to 1.4%
Increase raises hopes living standards are starting to recover
News published on 2014-12-17 03:32:20 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
MPC’s focus remains on wage growth
Committee voted 7-2 for keeping rates and policy on hold
News published on 2014-12-17 03:23:27 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Europe's Deflation Struggle Intensifies
Europe’s struggle to avoid a slide into deflation suffered a setback in November, as consumer prices across the European Union’s 28 members rose at the slowest annual pace in five years.
News published on 2014-12-17 03:21:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Dixons Carphone: Dunstone does well
Stylish end of year for chairman of UK electrical retailer as maiden results are well received
News published on 2014-12-17 03:11:32 from the Financial Times about Companies
Picking Your Workplace Battles
From the colleague who steals your chair to the one who steals your clients, there is plenty of potential for conflict at work. Which issues are worth going to war over?
News published on 2014-12-17 03:03:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Work Amp Family
Church of England names first woman bishop
Cheshire vicar Rev Libby Lane to become first woman bishop in the new year
News published on 2014-12-17 03:03:03 from the Financial Times about Uk
Private funding dries up for wave energy
Hopes of leading world in tapping power of the sea under serious threat
News published on 2014-12-17 03:01:02 from the Financial Times about Business
Russia studies options to stop rouble rout
Possible moves include a further rate rise and capital controls
News published on 2014-12-17 02:58:48 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Attack highlights Pakistan vulnerability
Siege in revenge for army campaign against Taliban shows growing risk to soft targets
News published on 2014-12-17 02:51:35 from the Financial Times about Pakistan
Consortium plans European stock venue
Plato Partnership not-for-profit aims to increase transparency and lower trading costs
News published on 2014-12-17 02:47:22 from the Financial Times about FT Trading Room
European Stocks Fall
European stocks fell as oil prices resumed their downward march, with the sharp swings in markets in recent days showing little sign of abating.
News published on 2014-12-17 02:46:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Germany Plans to Train Kurdish Fighters
Germany’s cabinet agreed to send up to 100 soldiers to Iraq to train Kurdish fighters locked in a battle with Islamic State militants.
News published on 2014-12-17 02:32:08 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
China Warms To a More Flexible Yuan
After years of allowing nearly uninterrupted gains in the yuan, China is growing more willing to let it depreciate modestly while seeking to add flexibility to its trading.
News published on 2014-12-17 02:26:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Foreign Exchange
Fuel credit cuts cancel SpiceJet flights
Disruption of services seen as bad sign for carrier’s future
News published on 2014-12-17 02:10:38 from the Financial Times about Airlines
They shoot, he scores
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT has worked
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Dixons Carphone bucks wider London losses
FTSE 100 makes broad retreat
News published on 2014-12-17 01:53:04 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Japan Puts 2 Reactors on Restart Path
Japan’s nuclear regulator gave safety clearance to two more reactors, raising the prospect that the country could have four units back online next year to help power the nation’s economy.
News published on 2014-12-17 01:39:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
WPP nominates Quarta as new chairman
Appointment of Philip Lader’s successor comes after 8-month search
News published on 2014-12-17 01:37:00 from the Financial Times about Media
Fed must not bounce from crisis to bubble
Lessons from mistakes that led to the 1999 rally
News published on 2014-12-17 01:26:17 from the Financial Times about Markets
Li Ning tumbles on fundraising plan
Shares of troubled Chinese sportswear brand fall 8% to 10-year low
News published on 2014-12-17 01:17:13 from the Financial Times about Retail Amp Consumer
Dixons Carphone admits Black Friday effect
Company says discount day accelerated some purchases but denies concern
News published on 2014-12-17 01:03:05 from the Financial Times about Retail
World economy: Past and future tense
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US companies increasingly borrow in euros
Verizon and AT&T among the top 10 eurobond issuers this year
News published on 2014-12-17 00:39:48 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Pakistan Attack Halts Political Wrangling
Pakistan’s monthslong political confrontation has been temporarily put on hold, with leaders set to meet at the site of the Peshawar school massacre that killed at least 141, mostly children.
News published on 2014-12-17 00:34:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Philips to Buy U.S. Medical-Imaging Firm
Dutch electronics company Philips said it is buying U.S. medical-imaging company Volcano for $1 billion to boost its image-guided therapy offering.
News published on 2014-12-17 00:06:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Rouble swings amid Russian turmoil
Volatile trading continues in currency
News published on 2014-12-16 23:59:00 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Leighton Sells Half of Services Arm to Apollo Global
Australia’s biggest construction company Leighton has agreed to sell half of its services arm to private-equity firm Apollo Global Management for US$570 million.
News published on 2014-12-16 23:56:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Sydney gunman details spark urgent review
Abbott reveals Monis held firearms licence while on bail facing serious charges
News published on 2014-12-16 23:45:35 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Greece Girds for High-Stakes Vote
Greek lawmakers are scheduled to hold a first vote on the country’s next head of state, a largely ceremonial position but one that has become a flash point in Greece’s contentious politics.
News published on 2014-12-16 23:41:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
India's SpiceJet Halts Flights
The cash-strapped Indian airline SpiceJet canceled all of its flights as it doesn’t have the money or the credit to pay for fuel, a company executive said.
News published on 2014-12-16 23:17:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
UBS Nominates BlueMountain Executive to Board
UBS said it will nominate Jes Staley, a managing partner at New York-based hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management, for election to its board of directors.
News published on 2014-12-16 23:09:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
US-China solar dispute deepens
Move deepens dispute over Beijing’s subsidies to its green energy manufacturers
News published on 2014-12-16 22:53:14 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
There is only one cure for what plagues Russia
Moscow must act to get international sanctions lifted or the economy will struggle to recover, writes Anders Aslund
News published on 2014-12-16 22:14:53 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Why Opec is increasingly irrelevant
Saudis have sent message that market not Opec should decide oil prices
News published on 2014-12-16 22:08:31 from the Financial Times about Markets
To Fight or Not to Fight? When to Pick Workplace Battles
Aggravations on the job are a fact of life.
News published on 2014-12-16 21:40:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Work Amp Family
Tech Toys That Turn Screen Time to Tinker Time
My first computer was a knee-high metal cube that I kitted out with cards and cables. During one upgrade, I generated a static shock that fried the computer and zapped me, too.
News published on 2014-12-16 21:40:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Technology
Global Jitters Send Markets On Wild Ride
Broad swings rattled global trading on Tuesday, as the fallout from the oil-price collapse and the Russian ruble’s plunge whipsawed markets and sent U.S. stocks to their third consecutive decline.
News published on 2014-12-16 21:39:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
The Joys and the Hype Of Software Called Hadoop
Even in hype-filled Silicon Valley, few buzz phrases are freighted with higher expectations than big data. Salespeople are knocking on the doors of Fortune 500 companies, promising to help them analyze a mounting flood of information from websites, smartp
News published on 2014-12-16 21:38:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Alstom Tab To Settle U.S. Case: $700 Million
U.S. prosecutors are close to a deal with Alstom SA that would require the French engineering giant to pay about $700 million to settle a foreign-bribery probe, people familiar with the matter said.
News published on 2014-12-16 21:38:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Bush Nears a 2016 Run, Pressuring GOP Rivals
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News published on 2014-12-16 21:37:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Canada Unveils New Immigrant Investor Plan
Canada on Tuesday unveiled elements of a proposal to attract wealthy immigrants, provided they invest in venture-capital funds that back domestic startups.
News published on 2014-12-16 21:37:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Canada News
Samsung May Be Planning Apple Pay-Like Service: Report
Could a new payment function be in store for the next Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
News published on 2014-12-16 21:13:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Nets Lose to Heat After a 'Rain Delay'
The Nets suffered a 95-91 loss to the visiting Miami Heat on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, but only after a 31-minute rain delay in the first quarter.
News published on 2014-12-16 21:11:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Brooklyn Nets
Irish central bank urged to ease loan rules
Surging demand for new homes could be undermined by unjustified bubble worries, says think-tank
News published on 2014-12-16 21:07:16 from the Financial Times about Europe
El escándalo en Petrobras aumenta la presión sobre la presidenta ejecutiva
Maria das Graças Silva Foster empezó a trabajar en la petrolera estatal brasileña como pasante universitaria hace más de 30 años. Ahora, ante el escándalo de corrupción en la empresa, enfrenta presiones para que renuncie.
News published on 2014-12-16 21:02:31 from the Wall Street Journal about
La crisis del rublo agrava los efectos del aislamiento económico de Rusia
Durante la mayor parte del año, conforme el presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, intensificaba el conflicto con EE.UU. y Europa, las consecuencias económicas para los ciudadanos rusos habían sido limitadas. Ahora, la súbita caída del rublo ha vuelto a de
News published on 2014-12-16 21:02:26 from the Wall Street Journal about
Los compañeros de trabajo que nos hacen perder el tiempo
Nuevas herramientas para relevar datos están ayudando a los empleadores a identificar los factores que les hacen perder más tiempo a sus empleados. Errores de criterio para enviar emails y convocar reuniones son los más destacados.
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Fed may add to emerging markets pressure
Sending a strong signal onUS rate rises could turn the screw tighter
News published on 2014-12-16 20:58:16 from the Financial Times about US Economy
From Russia, Geely Feels No Love
Geely Automobile’s shares plunged on woes from exposure to the ruble as well as homegrown problems in China. More surprises could be in store.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:51:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
Some Hip-Hop for the Holidays
Run-DMC and LL Cool J perform in a hip-hop Christmas show in Brooklyn, while Matthew Dear’s Subversions party mixes DJ sets and live performance.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:43:46 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Asia Sees No Turbo Boost In Cheap Oil
The economic boost from falling oil prices is being blunted in Asia, as governments use it to boost state coffers instead of passing savings on to consumers.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:43:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Four Films Worthy of Oscar Buzz
In the last 48 hours, four holiday movies that are very much in the Oscar mix—‘A Most Violent Year’; ‘American Sniper’; ‘Big Eyes’; and ‘Selma’—held splashy parties with their stars.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:41:49 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Heard Scene
Archiving Shakespeare, Dickens, R. Crumb
The New York Public Library’s Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature includes 35,000 items like manuscripts, letters and other miscellanea.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:38:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Urban Gardner
Terrorism Insurance Program Set to Expire
Congress ended the year Tuesday night without extending a federal terrorism insurance program slated to expire this later month.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:36:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Sears Bets Big on Technology, but at the Expense of Its Stores
The failure of Sears Holdings’ Mygofer strategy—where customers ordered from computers and picked up goods out back—shows the retailer’s struggle to reinvent its stores.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:32:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Mexican Ex-President Salinas's Brother Acquitted
A judge dismisses corruption charges against former Carlos Salinas’s older brother Raúl Salinas.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:26:44 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Stability returns to Asia markets
Investors look ahead to US Federal Reserve’s final communiqué of year
News published on 2014-12-16 20:15:23 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific Equities
Asia Markets Shake Off Turmoil
Selling eased in Asia, with stocks in Japan rebounding even as the country’s export growth slowed, as investors are looking to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy statement for cues.
News published on 2014-12-16 20:03:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Stocks
Senate Votes to Extend Temporary Tax Breaks to End of 2014
The Senate voted to extend a raft of temporary tax breaks through the rest of 2014, ending a protracted struggle that foreshadows even more difficult tax-code debates next year.
News published on 2014-12-16 19:49:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Petrobras CEO Finds Herself in Crosshairs
Petrobras chief Maria das Graças Silva Foster is under pressure as a corruption scandal swirls around the state-run oil company.
News published on 2014-12-16 19:42:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Coca-Cola Names Chief Customer Officer
Coca-Cola tapped company veteran Julie Hamilton to oversee global commercial strategy, the latest management move by the beverage giant aimed at jump-starting sluggish sales.
News published on 2014-12-16 19:31:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Citi Bike Looks Across River
A new bike-share program that would connect Citi Bike to Jersey City is gaining traction, potentially extending access to the nation’s largest such system to a rapidly gentrifying area across the Hudson River.
News published on 2014-12-16 18:51:30 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Transit
Mercedes-Benz USA Weighs Move From New Jersey
Mercedes-Benz USA is considering a plan to move its headquarters to either Georgia or North Carolina from New Jersey, which would end a more than 40-year link to the state where it employs about 1,000 people.
News published on 2014-12-16 18:51:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Oil Prices Skid Again
U.S. oil prices resumed their downward slide in early Asian trade Wednesday, while Brent stayed below the $60 mark after Russia said it wouldn’t cut its oil output next year.
News published on 2014-12-16 18:48:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
FDA Warns Against Using Caffeine Powder
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urged consumers to avoid using pure caffeine powder, a potent substance linked to the deaths of two young men.
News published on 2014-12-16 18:42:38 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Mets Seem Done With Their Shopping
As time passes, it appears more and more likely that the Mets won’t make any other notable additions to their roster before the start of spring training in February.
News published on 2014-12-16 18:24:41 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Mets
Geely falls 19% after profit warning
Chinese carmaker blames weak sales and rouble depreciation
News published on 2014-12-16 17:53:35 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Sergey Karasev Cracks Nets' Starting Lineup
Nets coach Lionel Hollins gave swingman Sergey Karasev his fourth consecutive start on Tuesday, and his reasoning goes beyond the recent struggles of Bojan Bogdanovic.
News published on 2014-12-16 17:51:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Brooklyn Nets
Looming poll dents Myanmar peace hopes
Political tensions laid bare ahead of next year’s landmark polls
News published on 2014-12-16 17:50:00 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Greater New York Watch: News Digest
A round-up of Greater New York news.
News published on 2014-12-16 17:40:11 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Vatican Praises Work of Nuns in U.S.
A review by the Vatican of nuns in the U.S. highlighted such challenges as the sharp fall in vocations while also praising their work with the poor and elderly, signaling a thawing of relations.
News published on 2014-12-16 17:31:31 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Memo to Staff: Time to Lose a Few Pounds
Seeking to make a dent in the intractable problem of obesity—a condition costing companies more than $73 billion a year—businesses are experimenting with new measures to encourage workers to slim down.
News published on 2014-12-16 17:30:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Survey: U.S. Teens' E-Cigarette Use Tops Traditional Cigarettes
A new survey shows U.S. teenagers are more likely to use electronic cigarettes than traditional cigarettes, a trend researchers say is driven by teens’ belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful.
News published on 2014-12-16 17:22:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Jefferies Swings to Loss
Weak trading revenue may drag down results for the nation’s biggest banks when they report earnings next month, after Jefferies Group, the investment-banking unit of Leucadia National, reported weak results.
News published on 2014-12-16 17:08:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
The Joys and Hype of Software Called Hadoop
Big data is hot in Silicon Valley, and the software suite Hadoop is underpinning the craze.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:56:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Jeb Bush boldly semi-declares ambition
Strong points in a general election might prove fatal in a primary
News published on 2014-12-16 16:54:47 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
A Pimco Emerging Fund Hit by Losses
A Pacific Investment Management Co. emerging-market bond fund has stumbled over a large bet on bonds issued by Russian corporations amid a record-setting plunge in the ruble.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:51:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Antony Blinken Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of State
The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken to be the State Department’s No. 2 diplomat in a 55-38 vote largely along party lines.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:47:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
VA Misled Congress on Its Own Audit, Watchdog Report Finds
The Department of Veterans Affairs provided misleading or false information multiple times about a year-plus review of unresolved patient consultation requests, according to an internal watchdog’s report.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:45:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Scant U.S. Hope for Russian Reversal
After Ruble’s fall, Western policy makers are waiting to see whether a weakened Kremlin will call off its intervention in Ukraine to win a reprieve from economic sanctions, but officials aren’t optimistic.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:43:50 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
What Does Your Fridge Say about You?
Food companies are spending more time and money to analyze your food shopping and cooking habits during the holidays, breaking you down into types such as a “passionate kitchen master” or a “potluck slacker.”
News published on 2014-12-16 16:42:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Life Style
Riding in Uber's Car Pool Turns Into a Lonely Trip
Car service Uber launched a carpooling effort called UberPool in New York City earlier this month, and whether UberPool succeeds depends largely on the quirks of the city itself and its residents.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:42:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Puma, Rihanna Agree to Deal
German athletic-apparel maker Puma is launching a multiyear partnership with pop star Rihanna, to burnish its faded image.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:38:49 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Charney terminated by American Apparel
Fashion veteran Paula Schneider appointed as new chief
News published on 2014-12-16 16:34:12 from the Financial Times about Retail
U.S. Banks Relax Loan Standards
A federal regulator said increased risk is creeping back into the financial system, warning in a report that U.S. banks are relaxing loan-underwriting standards in a manner similar to the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:33:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
PBF Energy Keeps Focus on Growth
As oil prices plunge, PBF Energy’s Tom O’Malley isn’t panicking. The company’s executive chairman recently talked about volatile energy markets and where he’s looking next.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:30:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Boss Talk
Los Angeles Police to Wear Body Cameras
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday the rollout of on-body cameras for the city’s entire police force, an endorsement of a tool that has gained attention since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., in the summer.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:28:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Japan's Export Growth Slows
Japan’s exports grew in value but fell in terms of volume in November, suggesting that sales of goods overseas cannot be relied upon to do the heavy lifting for an economy that has fallen into recession
News published on 2014-12-16 16:27:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
2014 warmest year in Europe since 1500s
Average 10.5ºC temperature will beat 2007 record
News published on 2014-12-16 16:25:05 from the Financial Times about Europe
Obama Blocks Drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he is indefinitely blocking oil and natural gas drilling in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:20:25 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Cinemas discuss whether to show Sony film
Alleged hackers threaten ‘Christmas gift’ for audiences of The Interview
News published on 2014-12-16 16:13:35 from the Financial Times about Media
Erdogan's Press Assault
Turkey’s president takes his country a step closer to authoritarianism.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:06:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Sanctioning Putin
Congress gives President Obama the tools he needs against Russia if he wants to use them.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:05:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Jeb Bush and the Right
His ideas aren’t a problem, but is he ready to fight for the job?
News published on 2014-12-16 16:03:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Nazarian No Longer Involved in Management of SLS Las Vegas
Stockbridge Capital Partners said Sam Nazarian no longer would be involved in the management of the new SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino that Stockbridge controls.
News published on 2014-12-16 16:02:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
MPs condemn £10.5bn train deals
Contracts transferred all the risk to UK taxpayers, says damning Commons report
News published on 2014-12-16 16:01:36 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Single fund proposed for town hall pensions
Report says schemes need to merge or risk running out of cash
News published on 2014-12-16 16:01:33 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Trials show ecigarettes help smokers quit
Scientist warns there is surprisingly little clinical evidence
News published on 2014-12-16 16:01:30 from the Financial Times about Business
Sale estimate of £12m on Cézanne landscape
Rare auction of painting from Courtauld private collection expected to pique interest of Asian buyers
News published on 2014-12-16 16:01:26 from the Financial Times about Visual Arts
Children’s genes used to diagnose disease
Researchers say testing is effective, and affordable for NHS
News published on 2014-12-16 16:01:22 from the Financial Times about Business
Brooklyn-Based Carmen Ejogo Revisits a Historic Role
The new film “Selma” features a host of recognizable actors, but the 40-year-old actress who stars in the film as Coretta Scott King looks especially posed for a breakout.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:52:02 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
GE upbeat despite oil price fall
Immelt points to group’s diversity to help it compete in tough market
News published on 2014-12-16 15:51:49 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business
When we increased paid leave at Google to 18 weeks, the rate at which new mothers left fell by 50%.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:49:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Car Bombs Kill at Least 26, Including School Children, in Yemen
Two suicide car bombers killed at least 26 people, including at least 16 primary school students, south of the Yemeni capital on Tuesday.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:48:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Ford Recycles to Cut Truck Costs
Ford is cutting about 20% from the cost of swapping aluminum for steel in F-150 body panels by sorting, cleaning and returning scrap to the same mills that supply it with metal sheets.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:46:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Fitness Trackers Shape Up
Personal Technology: Yes, $200 will buy you a fitness band on steroids, Joanna Stern writes, but you don’t need to spend more than $50 for a device that does the basics well—monitoring steps and calories burned.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:44:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Technology
Ruble Crisis Shows the Real Putin
More proof in the Rosneft bailout that it will be cronies first, women and children last.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:42:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Business World
Hypocrisy Rules
As ‘rights’ proliferate, they can conflict. Is it better to dedicate resources to girls’ education or preventing police from torturing prisoners?
News published on 2014-12-16 15:40:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Bookshelf
Ruble Drop Sparks Broader Worry
The plunging ruble, driven by sanctions and dropping oil prices, is reawakening fears of the kind of financial crises Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to put behind his country.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:37:06 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Darden’s Olive Garden Shows Progress
Darden Restaurants has begun showing progress in turning around its ailing Olive Garden chain, posting on Tuesday the first positive quarter of same-store sales in more than a year and beating analysts’ expectations.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:35:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Catlin gains on takeover speculation
FTSE 100 climbed 2.4 per cent or 149.11 points to 6,331.83
News published on 2014-12-16 15:29:51 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
How Manziel Compares to Tebow-Mania
The Count reviewed broadcasts of Johnny Manziel’s debut against Cincinnati this past Sunday and Tim Tebow’s first start against Oakland in 2010 to see how Manziel- and Tebow-mania compared.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:22:53 from the Wall Street Journal about The Count
Hackers Release Emails from Account of Sony's Michael Lynton
Hackers who infiltrated Sony Pictures Entertainment wreaked more havoc Tuesday by threatening movie theaters that were planning to show the movie “The Interview” and releasing more than 32,000 emails to and from Sony Corp.’s top entertainment execut
News published on 2014-12-16 15:14:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
What’s News
Here are the top business stories from today’s Wall Street Journal Asia.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:14:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance Asia
Oil Price Drop to Weigh On GE 2015 Earnings
GE warned its profits next year could be hurt by the plunge in oil prices, a new hurdle for CEO Jeff Immelt in his efforts to wring more growth out of the conglomerate’s industrial operations.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:08:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Picking Through the Ruble with Banks
Bumpy markets may have a silver lining for U.S. banks: higher trading revenues.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:05:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
Yield Seekers Prone to Russia's Disease
Russia’s sudden economic crisis is intersecting with financial markets geared towards a different set of risks—a recipe for contagion.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:03:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
Deadline Lures Millions to HealthCare.gov
Federal officials said that HealthCare.gov largely held up during a key sign-up deadline despite some stumbles.
News published on 2014-12-16 15:03:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Health Policy
Joy Global's Joyless Year
Ahead of the Tape: The mining sector’s slump has cast a pall over heavy-equipment maker Joy Global, but there are still reasons to consider buying its stock.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:57:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape
Senate Confirms Saldaña as Top Immigration Official
The U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña to be a top immigration official in the Homeland Security Department.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:48:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Ruble's Decline Concerns European Companies
The ruble’s sharp fall Tuesday—and the possibility of drastic Russian government action to address it—deepened concerns for European companies that depend on Russia for sales, raw materials or manufacturing.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:44:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Jeb Jumps In
By Jason L. Riley And the grass roots-vs.-establishment debate continues.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:36:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Political Diary
American Apparel Fires CEO
American Apparel said it officially terminated the employment of Chief Executive Dov Charney and has named veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider as his successor.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:31:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China revisará su PIB de 2013 en 3%
El gobierno de China revisará el dato de Producto Interior Bruto de 2013 en un 3% después de su último censo económico nacional, anunció el martes Ma Jiantang, responsable de la oficina nacional de estadísticas.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:29:37 from the Wall Street Journal about
Best of the Web Today: Smuggler's Blues
Bill de Blasio implicitly admits Rand Paul was right.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:26:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Best Of The Web
Fitness Bands Versus an EKG
A visit to a cardiologist’s office reveals that for accuracy, wrist-worn fitness trackers with optical heart-rate sensors can’t quite keep pace with an EKG cardiac stress test.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:18:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Los Angeles Sheriff Agrees to Oversight of Jails
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will allow oversight of jails and adopt a new use-of-force policy to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by inmates who said they were beaten by guards.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:16:00 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Verisk Ends Effort To Acquire EagleView
Verisk Analytics said it was abandoning a proposed deal to acquire EagleView Technology Corp. in the face of an antitrust challenge by the FTC.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:14:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
A Herbert Hoover Musical, Inspired by Elvis
The theater company Les Freres Corbusier is currently workshopping ‘Here’s Hoover!’, a musical about the nation’s 31st president, Herbert Hoover, and directed by Alex Timbers.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:12:34 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Portugal's Banco BPI Eyes Novo Banco
Portuguese lender Banco BPI said that it will participate in the first round of the bidding process for Novo Banco SA.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:11:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Western Banks Curtail Flow of Cash to Russian Entities
Global banks are curtailing the flow of cash to Russian entities, a response to the ruble’s sharpest selloff since the 1998 financial crisis.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:08:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Foreign Exchange
Carlyle Puts ITS Technologies & Logistics on Auction Block
ITS Technologies & Logistics LLC, a logistics company backed by Carlyle Group LP, is on the auction block, according to people familiar with the matter.
News published on 2014-12-16 14:00:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Industry looks west again as emerging market demand dips
The bourbon industry has been more innovative with flavours
News published on 2014-12-16 13:57:32 from the Financial Times about The Business Of Whisky
Hong Kong Pulls Into Second in IPOs
A rush of multibillion-dollar initial public offerings in the last month has pushed Hong Kong into second place in the global IPO rankings, behind New York, home to the record Alibaba listing in September.
News published on 2014-12-16 13:56:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Sprint to Face Record Fine Over Unauthorized Charges
The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to fine Sprint Corp. a record $105 million over allegations the company charged consumers for unwanted text message alerts and other services.
News published on 2014-12-16 13:55:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Dave & Buster’s Loss Narrows
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc.’s loss narrowed in the third quarter as the arcade and restaurant chain said it sees the long-term potential to nearly triple its store count in North America.
News published on 2014-12-16 13:55:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia as Ruble Plunges
Apple said it halted online sales in Russia due to extreme fluctuations in the value of the ruble after the battered currency plunged to a record low against the dollar.
News published on 2014-12-16 13:54:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
U.K. Regulators Hit Hurdles on Fixing Benchmarks
U.K. regulators are expected to report in coming weeks on plans to fix global financial benchmarks. But efforts so far under way are already running into difficulties.
News published on 2014-12-16 13:47:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Cubic Buys DTech to Expand Defense Unit
Cubic said Tuesday that it would buy military communications specialist DTech Labs for up to $114.5 million. The deal will expand Cubic’s $400 million-a-year mission systems business, and accelerate expansion of its defense business at a time when most
News published on 2014-12-16 13:39:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Miami Condo Project Looks to Lure Chinese Buyers
Miami has been a magnet for wealthy South American home buyers for years. Now, developers are setting their sights set on buyers from China.
News published on 2014-12-16 13:38:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Real Estate
US risks EU rift on new Russia sanctions
Obama sets stage for tougher set of Iran-style penalties if Ukraine crisis escalates
News published on 2014-12-16 13:31:37 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Google cierra su servicio de noticias en España
Google Inc anunció el martes que cerró su servicio de noticias en España como consecuencia del intento del gobierno del país de obligarle a pagar por publicar contenidos de publicaciones españolas, una decisión que podría ser el inicio de una prolo
News published on 2014-12-16 13:13:09 from the Wall Street Journal about
T-Mobile Offers to Roll Over Data
Taking a page from AT&T’s history book, T-Mobile will let subscribers roll over their unused wireless data each month, its latest move in the industry’s escalating price war.
News published on 2014-12-16 12:57:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Canada Calls for Warning on Surgical Tool
Canada’s national health regulator has told companies that sell a surgical tool used in hysterectomies that they should add warnings saying the devices could spread and worsen hidden uterine cancers.
News published on 2014-12-16 12:48:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Canada News
Apple Wins Jury Verdict in iPod Trial
A jury ruled in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit that accused the technology giant of violating antitrust laws by suppressing competition for its iPod music players.
News published on 2014-12-16 12:40:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Teen Who Said He Made Millions on Wall Street Admits to Hoax
New York Magazine, which ran a story about the 17-year-old high schooler, said it was “duped.”
News published on 2014-12-16 12:26:06 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Tech Toys to Make Children Smarter
Tech Review: Geoffrey A. Fowler looks at three gadget-making kits that replace screen time with tinker time.
News published on 2014-12-16 12:22:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Technology
Orange sued by start-up over app
French telecoms group denies ‘stealing’ idea from San Francisco-based start-up
News published on 2014-12-16 12:21:00 from the Financial Times about Technology
Russia’s rouble crisis: Going over the edge
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Russia’s rouble crisis Rubric
News published on 2014-12-16 12:17:17 from the The Economist about Economist
Tesco ‘stabilising’ as rivals’ growth slows
Retailer’s sales drop eases ahead of Christmas trading period
News published on 2014-12-16 12:14:21 from the Financial Times about Retail
Hotels Sue L.A. Over Minimum-Wage Law
Two national hotel-industry groups are suing Los Angeles, arguing a recent minimum-wage increase unfairly targets the hospitality business and that certain provisions interfere with federal labor law.
News published on 2014-12-16 12:02:50 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Babbage: December 16th 2014: Mysterious Martian methane
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News published on 2014-12-16 11:54:42 from the The Economist about Science-and-technology
Ecclestone wins battle for control of F1
Ex-Diageo chief Walsh walks away from plans to chair board
News published on 2014-12-16 11:45:36 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Church credit union takes on payday lenders
CMCU formed to ‘set up virtuous recycling of money’
News published on 2014-12-16 11:39:08 from the Financial Times about Uk
MGM Reaches Deal Over CityCenter Tower
MGM Resorts International said it reached a conditional settlement in a long-running legal dispute with contractor Perini Building Co. related to the ill-fated Harmon Hotel Spa project, part of the CityCenter development in Las Vegas.
News published on 2014-12-16 11:33:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
La eurozona es una creciente amenaza para la economía del Reino Unido, dice el Banco de Inglaterra
El Banco de Inglaterra advirtió el martes el crecimiento e inflación persistentemente bajos en la eurozona suponen riesgos para la economía de Reino Unido y la estabilidad de su sistema financiero.
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Jeb Bush tests choppy Republican waters
Central question is whether dynastic politician can win over hard right primary voters
News published on 2014-12-16 11:27:44 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Oracle Earnings: What To Watch
When Oracle reports earnings after the close Wednesday, among the topics in focus will be the company's newer products and its new co-CEOs.
News published on 2014-12-16 11:26:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Four ways Jeb Bush differs
Presidential hopeful maintains image as moderate Republican
News published on 2014-12-16 11:23:16 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Obama to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill
President Barack Obama will sign a package of Russia sanctions despite having concerns about the impact of the legislation, the White House said.
News published on 2014-12-16 11:18:42 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Arab-Israeli tensions: Jerusalem tales
Violence in the holy city has stirred fears of a religious conflict
News published on 2014-12-16 11:10:49 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
Conservatives Lay Out English Devolution Plans
Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party on Tuesday laid out a range of options for devolving power to England, a promise made in the wake of the Scottish referendum that is proving complex and controversial to deliver.
News published on 2014-12-16 11:07:25 from the Wall Street Journal about U K News
Joy division
JEB BUSH, th
News published on 2014-12-16 11:06:42 from the The Economist about Democracyinamerica
Hague tackles the West Lothian Question
Labout decry ‘partisan attempt’ to bar their Scottish MPs from votes
News published on 2014-12-16 10:56:49 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Un jurado falla a favor de Apple en el juicio antimonopolio
Un jurado falló a favor de Apple Inc. el martes en una demanda conjunta que acusaba al gigante de tecnología de infringir leyes antimonopolio al suprimir la competencia de sus reproductores de música iPod.
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Drought looms for EU bank bond investors
Lenders are paying back ECB loans rather than borrowing more for business lending
News published on 2014-12-16 10:54:05 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
NYC Proceeds With Cigarette Lawsuit After Garner Decision
Mayor Bill de Blasio had called selling untaxed cigarettes “a minor offense”
News published on 2014-12-16 10:50:59 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
LightSquared Has Now Lost $1.8 Billion Since 2012 Chapter 11 Filing
LightSquared lost $68.1 million during November, bringing the wireless venture’s total losses since its 2012 bankruptcy filing to $1.8 billion.
News published on 2014-12-16 10:48:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Lastminute.com sold for £76m
Price is a small fraction of the £600m the travel website was brought for in 2005
News published on 2014-12-16 10:45:45 from the Financial Times about Companies
Kammenos looks to play kingmaker in Greek poll
Former rightwing rising star would refuse to rescue Samaras
News published on 2014-12-16 10:39:17 from the Financial Times about Europe
First stress exam signal issues ahead
State-backed lenders RBS and Lloyds only narrowly passed muster
News published on 2014-12-16 10:33:45 from the Financial Times about Banks
Planetary science: Curiouser and curiouser
EARTH aside, Mars is the most-st
News published on 2014-12-16 10:30:00 from the The Economist about Science-and-technology
Alstom nears $700m DoJ bribery settlement
French industrial group could pay the largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act penalty on record
News published on 2014-12-16 10:27:21 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Jeb Bush to 'Actively Explore' Run for President
Jeb Bush will “actively explore the possibility of running for president” in 2016, according to an announcement the former Florida governor posted to his Facebook page.
News published on 2014-12-16 10:25:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Huawei Aiming to Ship More Than 100 Million Smartphones in 2015
Huawei Technologies aims to ship more than 100 million smartphones globally in 2015, an executive at the company said Tuesday.
News published on 2014-12-16 10:24:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Golem, Young Vic Theatre, London — review
A bleak, delightful dramatisation of the tale of a clay man from the 1927 theatre company
News published on 2014-12-16 10:16:13 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
The Little Match Girl, Sadler’s Wells, London — review
Arthur Pita’s dance version of the tragic tale is an inventive, absorbing piece of family theatre
News published on 2014-12-16 10:15:49 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Sophie Bevan, Wigmore Hall, London — review
The soprano delivered an imaginative, enjoyable recital of wartime songs
News published on 2014-12-16 10:15:30 from the Financial Times about Music
Ellington at Christmas, The Apollo, New York — review
A celebration in music and dance of jazz and classical — as well as prayer and sin
News published on 2014-12-16 10:15:09 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Répétition, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Paris — review
Pascal Rambert’s posturing, self-important monologues bring together four acting luminaries
News published on 2014-12-16 10:14:21 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Russia heads into storm with no captain
Moscow’s worst fears have come true. Comparisons with 2008-09 look wishful, says Sergei Guriev
News published on 2014-12-16 10:11:05 from the Financial Times about Opinion
FCA chief says regulator ‘went too far’
Outgoing head of supervision Clive Adamson admits his ‘reservations’ on headline-chasing to MPs
News published on 2014-12-16 10:10:09 from the Financial Times about Markets Regulation
This Car Collection Is Truly One of a Kind
Joe Bortz of Highland Park, Ill., makes a specialty of collecting concept cars. His 1953 Buick Wildcat I was a big success at the time.
News published on 2014-12-16 10:01:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Autos
Turkey and the EU: Media freedom RIP?
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News published on 2014-12-16 09:58:29 from the The Economist about Europe
Dalian Wanda raises £3.7bn in Hong Kong
Chinese property group caps late rush of deals boosting territory’s capital-raising status
News published on 2014-12-16 09:55:57 from the Financial Times about Property
Rouble crisis reveals Putin’s strategic failure
Only a Russian exit from Ukraine can begin to restore confidence
News published on 2014-12-16 09:55:17 from the Financial Times about FT View
Apple Pay Gains New Backers
Apple said Tuesday 10 additional banks now support Apple Pay, including TD Bank North America, Commerce Bank, BB&T and Associated Bank.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:52:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Justice Department Drops Misbranding Case
The Justice Department has dropped a case against a Tennessee couple convicted of using misbranded drugs in their cancer clinics, a rare move that could signal unease in Washington with such prosecutions.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:52:05 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
El petróleo barato pone fin al festival de deuda de las energéticas
Las empresas petroleras y gasistas de América llevan todo el año dándose atracones en los mercados de deuda. Pero el abaratamiento de los precios las ha puesto a dieta.
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India Court Temporarily Allows Xiaomi Imports
An Indian court temporarily allowed the import of devices from China’s largest smartphone maker, Xiaomi Inc., after blocking shipments last week on a complaint from Sweden’s Ericsson.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:50:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Bank of Russia under fire over rouble
Institution accused of doing too little to halt currency’s fall
News published on 2014-12-16 09:49:31 from the Financial Times about Europe
Microsoft and Google suffer downgrades
Energy companies rally to lift index higher
News published on 2014-12-16 09:46:57 from the Financial Times about US Equities
UK can no longer afford patchwork constabulary
In a time of austerity, the case for retaining tiny police forces is weak
News published on 2014-12-16 09:46:45 from the Financial Times about FT View
U.S. Housing Starts Fall
Housing starts fell 1.6% in November, the latest sign of an uneven housing recovery.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:44:13 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Pakistan: From the graveyard
“I AM not sure if Pakistan was
News published on 2014-12-16 09:40:41 from the The Economist about Asia
European Commission Withdraws Environmental Legislation
The European Commission said Tuesday it would withdraw several important pieces of environmental legislation from its work program for next year.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:40:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Wal-Mart Weighs Appealing Wage Suit to U.S. Supreme Court
Wal-Mart said it is considering an appeal of Monday’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to uphold a settlement in a more than decade-old class-action suit over worker pay.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:34:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
2014: el año en imágenes
Los editores de The Wall Street Journal escogieron las mejores fotos tomadas durante el año en todo el mundo. Explore nuestra galería.
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Revised Evaluations Give NYC Teachers High Marks
The statewide ratings mark the first grading of New York City educators under a new system that aims to be more refined and objective.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:26:36 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Mercuria boosts presence in fuel oil market

News published on 2014-12-16 09:23:09 from the Financial Times about Commodities
The squeeze on oil sector’s ‘supertankers’
Energy groups are scrambling to cover reduced cash flows caused by falling prices
News published on 2014-12-16 09:22:56 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Greek Shipowners Bet on Liquefied Natural Gas
Greek shipowners, closely followed in the shipping industry for their investment choices, have splashed a record $1.8 billion this year to buy 11 new LNG carriers.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:21:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
FedEx Earnings: What to Watch
FedEx Corp. is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings before the market opens Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:16:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Head in the Sands of the South China Sea
A letter from W.L. Chang regarding our editorial, “China’s Line in the Sea.”
News published on 2014-12-16 09:16:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Letters
Bank of Greece Sees Resumption of GDP Growth
Greece’s central bank slightly raised its forecast for economic growth this year to 0.7% and forecast growth of 2.5% in 2015, but warned about the possible negative effects of the political turmoil gripping the country.
News published on 2014-12-16 09:14:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Seeking the Three Kings
THE BIBLICAL story of the Magi is part of an enduring Christmas tradition, but with an unexpected legacy. So what did the story really signify?
News published on 2014-12-16 09:13:26 from the The Economist about Prospero
Turkey drops high-profile corruption case
Court throws out appeals to press charges against sons of three former cabinet ministers
News published on 2014-12-16 09:00:47 from the Financial Times about Europe
Pakistan’s school horror
The murder of so many schoolchildren might reawaken the silent majority in favour of peace, education and tolerance
News published on 2014-12-16 08:50:16 from the Financial Times about Pakistan
Google, Verizon Enter Patent Agreement
Google Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have entered a long-term patent cross-license agreement to reduce the risk of future patent lawsuits.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:48:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
U.S. Stocks Charge Forward
U.S. stocks shrugged off emerging-market turbulence in early trading Tuesday, underscoring investors’ faith in the U.S. economy.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:43:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
The death of berths

News published on 2014-12-16 08:40:51 from the The Economist about Gulliver
Democrats Under Pressure to Stand Together
As the minority party in Congress in 2015, Democrats will be under pressure to stand together as they are pulled in two directions: a traditionally liberal camp ready and a more pragmatic wing willing to cut deals with Republicans.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:35:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Six charts: roots of Russia’s Black Tuesday
Authorities face trouble on all economic fronts, with oil, inflation and GDP data not boding well
News published on 2014-12-16 08:35:17 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Oil plunge sparks US credit market fears
Crude turmoil spreads into more esoteric financial corners
News published on 2014-12-16 08:29:47 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Companies cautious about oil price falls
Hopes remain that lower crude costs will boost western economies
News published on 2014-12-16 08:29:24 from the Financial Times about Industrials
Cooper dispute challenges China investors
Foreigners test their mettle against powerful Chinese interests
News published on 2014-12-16 08:28:55 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Repsol compra Talisman por US$8.300 millones
La petrolera española Repsol SA anunció el martes antes de la apertura del mercado que ha alcanzado una acuerdo de compra con la canadiense Talisman Energy Inc. por US$8.300 millones.
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Alstom, U.S. Near Deal on Landmark Fine
U.S. prosecutors are close to a deal with Alstom that would require the engineering giant to pay close to $700 million to settle a foreign bribery probe, the largest such deal ever.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:27:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Oil's Tumble Roils Global Markets
The slump in oil prices sent shudders through global markets Tuesday, as investors shed risky assets and piled into government debt. But U.S. stocks remained resilient, underscoring investors’ faith in the U.S. economy.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:26:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Ocwen Mortgage-Pact Compliance Under Fire
Mortgage servicer Ocwen failed to ensure that its efforts to comply with a 2012 mortgage-abuse settlement were sufficiently independent from the company’s managers, a watchdog said.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:22:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Strikes at Amazon in Germany Expand to Seventh Site
German services union Verdi stepped up the pressure on Amazon.com over wages, with a seventh site joining strikes at the company in what will likely be its busiest week of the year.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:22:23 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Selling Liquor With Whisky Fog and Flamethrowers
The world’s biggest drinks makers are going to extreme—and often absurd—lengths to sell their most expensive tipples.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:21:29 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Beijing cannot count on easy money
The world is unable to afford a financial accident in China, writes Ruchir Sharma
News published on 2014-12-16 08:15:36 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Oil industry anticipates potential deals
BG Group and Anadarko Petroleum seen as potential acquisition targets
News published on 2014-12-16 08:12:06 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Honda in China Sets Recall Over Air Bags
Honda Motor’s Chinese joint ventures will recall 569,769 vehicles as part of Honda’s ongoing global recall related to Takata air bags.
News published on 2014-12-16 08:07:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China Plans to Ban Local Government Debt From Securitized Products
China plans to ban asset management companies from repackaging local government debt as so-called securitized products, taking another step to contain risk in loans and bonds owed by many of its struggling regional authorities.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:53:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Haven seekers boost yen
Japanese currency gains amid market turmoil triggered by Russian rouble crisis
News published on 2014-12-16 07:49:47 from the Financial Times about Currencies
PetSmart Deal Includes Breakup Fee of Up to $510 Million
The BC Partners Inc.-led group’s roughly $8.25 billion deal for pet-supply retailer PetSmart Inc. includes a potential breakup fee of as much as $510 million.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:44:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Botanical Garden Hosts Annual Winter Wonderland Ball
The New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Ball is one of the last major events on the charity circuit before the social crowd settles into holiday parties and then skips town for warmer, or colder, climes.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:41:48 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Heard Scene
German eurosceptics back anti-immigration
Country’s nascent anti-immigration movement draws its biggest crowd yet
News published on 2014-12-16 07:38:28 from the Financial Times about Europe
Jeb Bush exploring 2016 presidential bid
Long-rumoured news sets up clash within Republican party
News published on 2014-12-16 07:36:35 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Persian Gulf Stock Markets Tumble Again
Stock markets in the Persian Gulf tumbled again as a sustained drop in oil prices heightened concerns about the region’s petrodollar-fueled economies.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:34:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Stocks
Swiss Expand List to Prevent Bypassing of Russian Sanctions
Switzerland added 13 people and five organizations to the list designed to prevent the country being used by Russia to bypass sanctions imposed earlier this year by the EU.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:21:54 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
El petróleo cae por debajo de US$60
Los precios del petróleo siguen bajando el martes, ya que los flojos datos macro publicados en Europa y China alimentan el tono negativo, que lleva al crudo Brent a perder el nivel de US$60 por barril por vez primera desde mayo de 2009.
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CVS Sees Earnings Growth on Deals
CVS Health projected up to 16% earnings growth for the next year, driven by gains in specialty drugs and acquisitions. The company also approved a new stock repurchase program and boosted its quarterly dividend.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:10:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Autopsy Ordered For German Critic of Russia
A German court has ordered the autopsy of lawmaker and prominent critic of Russian policy in Ukraine Andreas Schockenhoff, who died unexpectedly last week.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:07:05 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Bank Indonesia Steps Up Efforts to Defend Rupiah
Indonesia stepped up efforts to defend the rupiah as it continued to fall to levels unseen since 1998 Asian financial crisis, underscoring the economy’s vulnerability to fund outflows.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:03:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
ICBC Banker Wrapped Up in Two Lawsuits
A senior banker at a state-owned Chinese bank is embroiled in two lawsuits, one where he is defending himself against his former employer and another where he is demanding money back from his personal bank.
News published on 2014-12-16 07:02:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
European Agency Needs More Data on Ebola Drugs
A European regulatory body said it is continuing to review seven experimental treatments for the Ebola virus disease, but cautioned it doesn’t have enough information to assess any of the drugs.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:58:15 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
He's Mad as Hell and Looking to Set Up a Rare New Bank
Bill Greiner is fed up with banks. But instead of quietly seething or complaining to customer service, the 48-year-old is taking a more radical approach: He is trying to launch his own lender.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:57:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Shockwaves From Oil Plunge Hit Stocks, Currencies
Shockwaves from collapsing oil prices continued to reverberate through markets, hitting stocks and currencies closely linked to commodity prices, with no letup for the Russian ruble.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:56:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Chrysler Changes Name to Mirror Parent Fiat
Chrysler Group has changed its company name to FCA US LLC to follow the naming convention of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., which made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange in October.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:55:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Rouble collapse prompts shopping spree
Russians change savings into dollars and stock up on jewellery
News published on 2014-12-16 06:52:56 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Brazil Tombini Says Swap Auctions to Continue
The Central Bank of Brazil will continue its program of auctioning currency-swap contracts at least into January, bank President Alexandre Tombini indicated Tuesday.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:46:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
Amazon Extends Order Deadlines
Amazon extended deadlines for customers to place orders if they want their packages before Christmas.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:43:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Ukraine Needs Tight Budget and Reforms
Government in Kiev must pass a tight 2015 budget and deliver upfront reforms in coming weeks to win a broad new package of international assistance, the country’s new finance minister said.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:42:36 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Weidmann steps up criticism of QE
Comments highlight scale of opposition to asset purchases in Germany
News published on 2014-12-16 06:32:16 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
European innovation continues to fall
Region’s share of global patent filings falls to 5.8%, the lowest on record
News published on 2014-12-16 06:30:16 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
Turkish Soccer Fans Face Coup Charges
Dozens of soccer fans who participated in Turkey’s antigovernment protests last year went on trial on charges of plotting a coup, the latest sign of the far-reaching efforts by the government to crack down on dissent.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:28:42 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Silicon Valley Trails Big U.S. Companies in Women CEOs and Directors
The share of women leaders at Silicon Valley companies has increased steadily over two decades, according to a new study. But only about 10% of directors at Silicon Valley’s largest companies are women, compared with about 21% of directors at S&P 100 co
News published on 2014-12-16 06:27:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Hertz Agrees to Higher Interest Rates
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will have to pay higher interest rates after it reached a waiver agreement with several lenders regarding the rental-car company’s continuing delay in providing financial statements and its restatement of three years of result
News published on 2014-12-16 06:18:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.K. Inflation Hits 12-Year Low
Inflation in the U.K. dropped to its lowest levels in more than a decade due to falling oil and food prices, a welcome relief for British consumers after years of declining living standards.
News published on 2014-12-16 06:17:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Cameron rejects pressure for police reform
Chiefs say 43-force structure is outdated and obstructs the transition to digital policing
News published on 2014-12-16 06:11:01 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
The Tale of Studio Ghibli
STUDIO GHIBLI, the animation
News published on 2014-12-16 06:02:49 from the The Economist about Prospero
Palestinians push UN deadline on Israel
US under pressure to support Security Council resolution on departure from occupied territory
News published on 2014-12-16 06:00:06 from the Financial Times about Arab-Israel Conflict
Driving while nervous

News published on 2014-12-16 05:59:03 from the The Economist about Democracyinamerica
News Corp UK hit by fall in Sun profits
Increased investment in digital media is yet to yield positive financial results
News published on 2014-12-16 05:56:41 from the Financial Times about Companies
Russia crushed

News published on 2014-12-16 05:45:42 from the The Economist about Graphicdetail
Bank test failure caps Co-op’s torrid year
UK lender expects to remain unprofitable in next 3 years
News published on 2014-12-16 05:31:21 from the Financial Times about Banks
Emerging markets grapple with rouble fall
Investors unclear if differentiation or contagion will follow
News published on 2014-12-16 05:26:22 from the Financial Times about Beyondbrics
Former Congo Rebels Flee Uganda Camp
More than a thousand ex-Congolese rebel fighters have fled a Ugandan military facility to escape a scheduled repatriation program back to the Congo.
News published on 2014-12-16 05:24:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
US-Europe trade deal stuck on launch pad
Officials resigned to lack of agreement before end of 2015
News published on 2014-12-16 05:18:05 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Pru chief attacks rating agencies
Sceptical view of life insurer’s main product is ‘major block’ to US operation
News published on 2014-12-16 05:17:24 from the Financial Times about Insurance
A portrait of Spain’s royal family
Frozen in time, there is no sign of the storms and humiliations that lie ahead
News published on 2014-12-16 05:16:58 from the Financial Times about Comment
Q&A: Tencent’s Bigger Plans Beyond Sony Music Deal
In an interview, Tencent Holdings Senior Executive Vice President Dowson Tong talks about the Chinese Internet company's online distribution deal with Sony Music Entertainment, as well as its bigger plans in online entertainment.
News published on 2014-12-16 05:16:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Navistar Loss Narrows But Misses Expectations
Navistar International’s loss narrowed in its October quarter, but fell short of Wall Street’s expectations for a profit. The news comes just a day after it disclosed plans to close a foundry.
News published on 2014-12-16 05:03:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Adyen valued at $1.5bn in funding round
Dutch group valued at $1.5bn in a vote of confidence for Europe’s fintech start-ups
News published on 2014-12-16 04:48:00 from the Financial Times about Technology
Oil Prices Plunge With Brent Crude Below $60
Oil prices continued to plunge as weak economic data out of Europe and China fueled bearish sentiment, with Brent crude falling below $60 a barrel for the first time since May 2009.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:47:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Cheaper than you think
China's property market Audio and Video content on Economist.com requ
News published on 2014-12-16 04:45:40 from the The Economist about Graphicdetail
Taliban Attack Pakistan School; More Than 100 Dead
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 104 people, most of them schoolchildren, in one of the militant group’s deadliest attacks.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:44:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Salix to Clear Wholesaler Inventory, Withdraws Guidance
Salix Pharmaceuticals said it would clear out its wholesaler inventory, just months after a potential takeover stalled because of concerns over the company’s high inventory levels.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:39:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Sydney Victims Tried to Save Others
At a memorial service for the victims in the Sydney café shootout, barrister Katrina Dawson and café manager Tori Johnson, both were said to have acted heroically.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:37:49 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Major U.K. Banks Get Clean Bill of Health
The Bank of England said all but one of the U.K.’s major banks passed a balance sheet health check but warned that two of the nation’s biggest lenders needed to improve their capital levels.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:16:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Manila: an Asian hub
An English-speaking, social media-savvy population woos start-ups
News published on 2014-12-16 04:16:22 from the Financial Times about Management
Financial news for all
The Invstr app aims to challenge the Bloomberg terminal by offering financial news, research and market data
News published on 2014-12-16 04:13:58 from the Financial Times about Management
Google Shuts Spanish News Service
Google said it has shut the Spanish version of its news service in response to an attempt to make the U.S. firm pay for displaying snippets and headlines.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:09:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China businesswoman fined $404m for graft
Former egg-seller who brokered bribes for rail chief also jailed for 20 years
News published on 2014-12-16 04:07:06 from the Financial Times about China
What Is the Best Way To Blow Your Nose, Really?
When a cold strikes, nose blowing is often the easiest and fastest way to relieve symptoms. But people who blow with hurricane force can prolong their suffering. One expert, Neil Schachter, medical director of the Respiratory Care Department at New York
News published on 2014-12-16 04:06:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Burning Question
He's Mad as Hell, Files to Open Rare New Bank
Bill Greiner is fed up with banks. But instead of quietly seething or complaining to customer service, the 48-year-old is taking a more radical approach: He is trying to launch his own lender.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:06:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Madoff Aide Sentenced To Six Years in Prison
A federal judge sentenced JoAnn Crupi to six years in prison on Monday for her role in aiding Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, capping the legal odyssey of five former Madoff employees convicted of helping enable the fraud.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:06:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Pharma Deal Victor Now Must Execute
Actavis PLC Chief Executive Brent Saunders, the drug industry’s most prolific deal maker this year, must now become one of Big Pharma’s best managers.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:06:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
GE's Oil and Gas Gambit Falters
Oil and gas has been an exclamation point for General Electric Co. in recent years, as the company assembled a $17 billion division to take advantage of global demand for new energy resources.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:06:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China Wants 'Made in China' Nuclear Reactors
BEIJING—When a unit of North Carolina’s Curtiss-Wright Corp. won a roughly $300 million deal in 2007 to supply components for new reactors in China, industry officials trumpeted China’s nuclear boom as good for U.S. business.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:06:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Republican Governors Reshaping Aid Programs
A large number of Republican governors are pushing to reshape social-welfare programs with drug testing or other requirements, arguing that the new rules better prepare recipients for employment and assure taxpayers that the benefit money is well spent.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:04:57 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Russia Moves To Help Lift Sinking Ruble
A spiraling currency crisis, fueled by the bite of Western sanctions and the plummeting price of oil, spurred Russia’s central bank to raise interest rates late Monday, a drastic move aimed at shoring up the collapsing ruble.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:04:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Devices Get Quick Approval, Little Follow-Up From FDA
The Food and Drug Administration’s warning last month was unusual: Doctors shouldn’t use a common surgical tool on most women because it can spread hidden uterine cancer.
News published on 2014-12-16 04:04:47 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Doves may be disappointed by Fed’s Yellen
US industrial capacity utilisation rise above 80% points to inflation uptick
News published on 2014-12-16 04:01:29 from the Financial Times about Markets
If small is the future we all win big
Large companies are mostly forced to generate value through financial engineering
News published on 2014-12-16 04:00:37 from the Financial Times about Management
3M Sees Growth in 2015; Raises Dividend
3M Co. said Tuesday that its per-share earnings could grow by as much as 12% next year as the company’s appetite for acquisitions helps drive growth.
News published on 2014-12-16 03:59:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Rate expectations help cheer FTSE 100
Banking shares rise after stress tests soothe sector
News published on 2014-12-16 03:57:52 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Children killed in Pakistan school siege
Taliban attack leaves 84 children dead and hundreds trapped at Peshawar army school
News published on 2014-12-16 03:57:22 from the Financial Times about Pakistan
Metro upbeat despite ‘challenging’ year
German retailer forecasts rise in sales and profits
News published on 2014-12-16 03:46:19 from the Financial Times about Retail
Betterment: ambitions of a robo adviser
The founders of a tech-savvy wealth management start-up aim to grab market share from staid rivals
News published on 2014-12-16 03:41:08 from the Financial Times about Entrepreneurship
Rupee sinks to year low on growth fears
Stocks dip 2% amid rising global growth concerns and alarm over the Russian rouble’s rapid decline
News published on 2014-12-16 03:40:19 from the Financial Times about Currencies
China Stock Link Has Slow Start
A month after Beijing made one of its biggest moves ever to open up its capital markets with a trading link between Shanghai and Hong Kong, demand remains tepid for the program despite an explosive rally in Chinese stocks.
News published on 2014-12-16 03:37:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
RadioShack Hires Advisory Firm
RadioShack Corp., struggling to avoid bankruptcy or liquidation, hired advisory and management services firm FTI Consulting, which will provide Carlin Adrianopoli as the firm’s interim financial chief.
News published on 2014-12-16 03:34:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
ECB's Weidmann Casts Doubt On Big Purchases of Government Bonds
The head of Germany’s central bank cast doubt on the benefits of large-scale purchases of government bonds, underscoring divisions between many ECB officials and its largest member country.
News published on 2014-12-16 03:34:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Wonga caps fees on payday loans
Short-term credit provider charging maximum allowed under new rules set out by regulator
News published on 2014-12-16 03:30:47 from the Financial Times about Business
Australia Confronts New Security Challenge
As flower tributes piled up outside the Sydney cafe where hostages were held in a lengthy siege, Australians were confronting a new challenge—how to prevent such ‘lone-wolf’ attacks in future while maintaining the country’s cherished freedoms.
News published on 2014-12-16 03:23:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Tencent Signs China Deal With Sony Music
Tencent and Sony Music Entertainment are teaming up in a deal that allows the Chinese Internet giant to exclusively manage the music firm’s online offerings in China.
News published on 2014-12-16 03:13:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Ofcom taps Sharon White to be CEO
Senior Treasury official to replace Ed Richards at the end of the year
News published on 2014-12-16 03:03:21 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Eurozone malaise dents car industry
New vehicle purchases hit lowest levels in a year
News published on 2014-12-16 03:01:07 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
ICE urges caution on derivatives reform
ICE chief Sprecher warns European plans could damage innovation in futures market
News published on 2014-12-16 02:59:27 from the Financial Times about Markets Regulation
Green light for $13bn Beijing airport
City’s second set of runways is latest in string of megaprojects to boost sagging growth
News published on 2014-12-16 02:41:03 from the Financial Times about Chinese Economy
Feast turns to famine for China trusts
Loans tumble as demand dries up and amid new competition for investor funds
News published on 2014-12-16 02:40:48 from the Financial Times about Chinese Economy
Energy stocks lead Moscow sell-off
Russian emergency interest rate rise blamed for Micex fall
News published on 2014-12-16 02:40:42 from the Financial Times about European Equities
NBC to Live Stream Its Network
The streaming is part of a broader effort at parent NBCUniversal to make more network content available online via computers and mobile devices.
News published on 2014-12-16 02:37:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
EU Car Sales Growth Slows in November
With a little help from countries on the edges of the European Union, car sales in the 28-nation bloc eked out a moderate increase in November, posting the lowest rate of monthly growth so far this year.
News published on 2014-12-16 02:35:56 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Eurozone Business Activity Lifts Slightly
Activity in the eurozone’s private sector picked up only modestly in December, according to surveys of purchasing managers, an indication that the currency area’s economy is ending the year on a weak footing.
News published on 2014-12-16 02:33:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Israeli Tech Startups Attract Chinese Investors
As China scours the world for tech investments, it is increasingly flocking to Israel for the next big thing.
News published on 2014-12-16 02:28:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Oil and food prices drive inflation to lowest since 2002
CPI drops to 1% in November from 1.3% last month
News published on 2014-12-16 02:03:02 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Oil threat overshadows stress tests
A new danger posed by UK banks’ loans to energy companies
News published on 2014-12-16 01:56:27 from the Financial Times about Financial Commentary
Swedish Central Bank Holds Benchmark Rate
Sweden’s central bank held its main interest rate steady at zero Tuesday but pushed back the timing of expected rate hikes to the second half of 2016 from mid-2016 as it seeks to nudge inflation closer to target.
News published on 2014-12-16 01:52:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Economy
Eurozone activity rebounds slightly
Closely watched purchasing managers' index hits two-month high
News published on 2014-12-16 01:50:50 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
Imagination conjures vision of sales rise
Apple chip supplier says heavy investment in products is complete
News published on 2014-12-16 01:50:26 from the Financial Times about Technology
Q&A: Stress tests on UK banks
Bank of England exercise was designed before oil prices started to fall
News published on 2014-12-16 01:48:50 from the Financial Times about Banks
Brent crude falls below $60 a barrel
Weakening Chinese factory data extend price slide
News published on 2014-12-16 01:44:17 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Syrian Rebels Capture Regime Bases
An al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria said it captured two military bases in the northwest after three years of failed attempts to seize the strategic sites.
News published on 2014-12-16 01:24:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Brokers back new boost to bond liquidity
Electronic credit trading venues aim to address market bottlenecks
News published on 2014-12-16 01:14:59 from the Financial Times about FT Trading Room
IHG buys US boutique hotels for $430m
Deal is group’s first corporate acquisition in a decade
News published on 2014-12-16 01:14:41 from the Financial Times about Companies
Westminster to clamp down on developers
Council seeks to protect office space from conversion
News published on 2014-12-16 01:10:57 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
RBS Sells Irish Real-Estate Loans
Royal Bank of Scotland Group has sold a portfolio of Irish real-estate loans to U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management for $1.72 billion in cash.
News published on 2014-12-16 00:57:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Ruble Under Pressure Despite Rate Rise
The battered ruble rebounded but only briefly and modestly after Russia’s central bank jacked up interest rates, with investors worried that the rate rise wouldn’t be enough to alleviate the pressure on the currency from falling oil prices and western
News published on 2014-12-16 00:50:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Charges Dropped After Insider-Trading Ruling
The SEC dropped the insider-trading case of a man who had been accused of profiting from a tip that a hedge fund was about to launch an attack on Herbalife Ltd. shares.
News published on 2014-12-16 00:45:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Repsol to Buy Talisman Energy for $8.3 Billion
Repsol said it has reached an agreement with the board of directors of Talisman Energy to acquire the Canadian oil company for $8.3 billion, in a deal that will almost double the Spanish company’s oil output right away and boost its potential for furthe
News published on 2014-12-16 00:43:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China to Revise GDP
The revision of China’s 2013 GDP could push up the date when the size of China’s economy officially surpasses the U.S. economy.
News published on 2014-12-16 00:42:31 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
John Lewis dip shows Black Friday boost
Sales skewed by discounts on day after US Thanksgiving
News published on 2014-12-16 00:41:01 from the Financial Times about Retail
Madoff Aide Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
A federal judge sentenced JoAnn Crupi to six years in prison for her role in aiding Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, capping the legal odyssey of five former Madoff employees convicted of helping enable the fraud.
News published on 2014-12-16 00:40:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Investors wait for Cargill to raise Nutreco stakes
US commodity trader prepares to trump SHV’s existing offer
News published on 2014-12-16 00:37:46 from the Financial Times about The Commodities Note
Germany’s Metro Swings to Profit
Metro said that it returned to profit in its fiscal full-year, helped by restructuring and earnings improvements at its Media-Saturn business.
News published on 2014-12-16 00:15:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Korean Air Faces Penalties
The South Korean government plans to penalize Korean Air Lines after an airline executive delayed a flight last week because she was unhappy about the way she was served macadamia nuts.
News published on 2014-12-16 00:14:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Repsol agrees to buy Talisman for $8.3bn
Spanish group expects first big deal in sector since oil price fall to lift output by 76 per cent
News published on 2014-12-16 00:05:59 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Thailand's Wind Energy CEO Steps Down Amid Probe
Wind Energy Holding, one of Thailand’s largest renewable-energy companies, said its founder, Nopporn Suppipat, stepped down as co-chief executive after being implicated in a corruption investigation.
News published on 2014-12-16 00:00:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Rouble up 8% after Russia’s midnight rate rise
Market reacts after central bank’s dramatic move
News published on 2014-12-15 23:56:54 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Korean Air faces ‘nut rage’ penalties
National carrier could face up to 21 days of flight suspensions or $1.3m fine
News published on 2014-12-15 23:43:55 from the Financial Times about Airlines
India’s SpiceJet struggles to stay aloft
Country’s second-largest airline facing severe liquidity crunch
News published on 2014-12-15 23:40:08 from the Financial Times about Airlines
StanChart agrees sale of Hong Kong unit
UK bank to offload consumer finance business to consortium led by China tour operator
News published on 2014-12-15 23:20:55 from the Financial Times about Banks
Chips down for McDonald’s Japan
French fries rationed amid US import delays, following on from McNugget scare in July
News published on 2014-12-15 23:13:17 from the Financial Times about Food Amp Beverage
Co-op fails UK banking stress tests
RBS and Llloyds moves deemed sufficient to meet 2013 capital shortfalls
News published on 2014-12-15 23:11:09 from the Financial Times about Banks
China Economy Searches for Jobs
China’s labor market has been a bulwark of the economy. But weakness at the edges is starting to show.
News published on 2014-12-15 23:06:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
Foreign Investors Pile Into Bonds
Foreign investors are snapping up Treasury bonds at the fastest clip in two years, propelling yields to fresh lows even as the U.S. economy gains steam.
News published on 2014-12-15 23:04:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
In Japan-China Ties, the Past Is Personal
China’s World: Abe’s firm election mandate could mean a warming with China. But Manchukuo, a wartime industrial wonder engineered by Abe’s grandfather in China, illustrates the heavy---and personal--weight of history on ties.
News published on 2014-12-15 23:02:44 from the Wall Street Journal about China S World
Standard Chartered Sells Consumer Finance Units
Standard Chartered has sold consumer finance units in Hong Kong and Shenzhen as part of its strategy to dispose of noncore businesses as the Asia-focused lender battles with declining profits and slower growth.
News published on 2014-12-15 23:01:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Abbott hails Sydney siege response
Violent end to a siege at the Lindt café follows the enactment of tough antiterrorism laws
News published on 2014-12-15 22:39:40 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Chinese Builder Greenland to Expand in Existing Markets
Greenland Holding, which has been at the forefront of a wave of Chinese investment in real estate in major foreign cities, wants to deepen its investment in markets where it already has a presence.
News published on 2014-12-15 22:38:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Angst on China’s online lenders overdone
But some peer to peer platforms are causing concern
News published on 2014-12-15 22:21:15 from the Financial Times about Markets
Asia stocks down after Wall St retreat
Russia’s ‘last-ditch’ efforts to prop up rouble add to selling pressure
News published on 2014-12-15 22:00:31 from the Financial Times about Markets
New York City Council Examines Summons Courts
New York City Council members expressed concerns about the city’s summons system Monday, as legal advocates described what they see as opaque, rapid proceedings in overwhelmed courts.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:49:48 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Foreign Investors Pile Into Treasury Bonds
Foreign investors are snapping up Treasury bonds at the fastest clip in two years, propelling yields to fresh lows even as the U.S. economy gains steam.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:48:01 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Office Startup Wins $5 Billion Value
WeWork Companies Inc., a provider of shared office space, believes it can be as transformational to its industry as upstarts like Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. are in travel and transportation.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:47:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Google To Rival Amazon With 'Buy' Button
Google Inc. plans to push deeper into online commerce by enhancing its Google Shopping service with features that more directly challenge Amazon.com Inc.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:47:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
No Fare: London Fund Manager Pays Steep Price for Train Ticket
LONDON—Last November, a ticket inspector in one of London’s main rail stations spotted Jonathan Burrows, a fund manager at BlackRock Inc., passing through a gate having paid a questionable fare.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:46:40 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Google Shopping to Counter Amazon
Google plans to push deeper into online commerce by enhancing its Google Shopping service with features such as a “buy now” button that more directly challenge Amazon.com.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:45:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Ex-UK Financial Regulator to Join Oliver Wyman
Hector Sants, once the U.K.’s top financial supervisor, is to join management consultant Oliver Wyman, a year after he stepped down from Barclays PLC because of stress and exhaustion.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:07:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Las biotecnológicas tratan de organizar la forma en la que exportan semillas
La industria agrícola de EE.UU. está desarrollando una estructura para el lanzamiento de nuevas semillas transgénicas con el fin de evitar el tipo de trastornos comerciales a las que se les atribuyen cientos de millones de dólares en pérdidas en el
News published on 2014-12-15 21:02:31 from the Wall Street Journal about
Cómo encontrar su propia definición de éxito
Los empleados insatisfechos con sus carreras quizás no tengan toda la culpa de las elecciones que han hecho. Muchas ideas sobre el éxito a menudo no son nuestras, señalan los expertos.
News published on 2014-12-15 21:02:27 from the Wall Street Journal about
Maduro arremete contra Washington en manifestación multitudinaria
El presidente Nicolás Maduro arremetió contra el gobierno estadounidense en una manifestación pro gobierno el lunes, cinco días después de que el Congreso de EE.UU. aprobó sanciones en contra de funcionarios venezolanos en medio de una crisis econó
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La mano dura de China contra semillas modificadas frena el heno de EE.UU.
La nueva postura más estricta de China sobre las importaciones de cultivos genéticamente modificados está sacudiendo una industria estadounidense de la que se habla poco: el heno.
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Ex-regulator Sants to join Oliver Wyman
Veteran banker led UK watchdog during financial crisis
News published on 2014-12-15 21:02:11 from the Financial Times about Financials
Pharma Deal's Victor Now Must Execute
Actavis CEO Brent Saunders, the drug industry’s most prolific deal maker this year, must now become one of Big Pharma’s best managers, after engineering the acquisition of Botox maker Allergan.
News published on 2014-12-15 20:59:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
National Australia Bank hastens UK exit
Lender sells off £1.2bn risky British property loans to Cerberus
News published on 2014-12-15 20:56:19 from the Financial Times about Banks
Cat Quarantine: When a Pet Is Part of an Overseas Move
The anxiety of moving a beloved family member abroad.
News published on 2014-12-15 20:50:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Life Style
Stock Selloff Spreads in Asia
A selloff in emerging markets, a rate rise by Russia and falling oil prices sent Asia markets lower as volatility threatens to pick up across the region.
News published on 2014-12-15 20:24:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Stocks
Peru Says Greenpeace Permanently Damaged Nazca Lines
Drones sent up to study the Nazca Lines in Peru show that a protest against global warming by the environment action group Greenpeace permanently damaged an area around the famed geoglyphs, the government said.
News published on 2014-12-15 20:23:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
London Fund Manager Pays Steep Price for Dodging Train Fare
U.K. bans a BlackRock money manager from finance after he dodged train fares.
News published on 2014-12-15 20:13:41 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Dalian Wanda Raises $3.7 Billion
Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties raised $3.7 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong after pricing the deal near the high end of an indicative price range
News published on 2014-12-15 20:13:37 from the Wall Street Journal about IPOs
Pennsylvania Police Hunt for Man Wanted in Shooting Spree
A manhunt was under way outside Philadelphia for a 35-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting six people and seriously wounding another early Monday.
News published on 2014-12-15 20:06:01 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
China Wants 'Made in China' Nuclear Reactors
China is increasingly turning to local companies to build crucial parts for multibillion-dollar nuclear projects.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:55:22 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
How FDA Approved Hysterectomy Tools It Now Disfavors
The FDA warns that power morcellators can spread uterine cancer, but it didn’t study the surgical tools’ risk until 18 years after it began approving them for gynecology.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:37:26 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Bolstered Defense Leads Islanders' Surge
The Islanders, which beat the Devils Monday night in a shootout, can attribute much of their success this season to an improved defense led by the additions of veteran defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:34:04 from the Wall Street Journal about NHL
Settlement Cash Used to Fight Crime
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. plans to give $101 million from a bank settlement to the New York City Housing Authority for security cameras, better lighting and a swipe-card system for residents to enter the buildings.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:31:39 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
China Manufacturing Weakens
An initial measure of China’s factory activity slumped to a seven-month low in December, pointing to a sluggish performance for the world’s second-largest economy in the last quarter of the year.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:26:22 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
The 20% Who Spread Most Disease
Superspreaders make up roughly one-fifth of the population but transmit about 80% of certain infectious diseases. Scientists are beginning to learn the reasons why.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:12:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Your Health
Venezuela's Leader Blasts U.S. Over New Sanctions
Embattled President Nicolás Maduro lashed out at Washington during a pro-government rally Monday, days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Venezuelan officials amid a deepening economic crisis in this oil-rich country.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:10:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
Move Over OLED, LG Pushes 'Quantum Dot' 4K TVs
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles LG sneaked out an announcement of a new line of 4K Ultra HD TVs on Monday, three weeks ahead of its debut Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Besides having four times as many pixels as today's HDTVs, the Korean manufacturer s
News published on 2014-12-15 19:09:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Tech News
Russia Warns Kiev Over Closer EU Ties
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev revived threats of higher tariffs on goods from Ukraine and reduced Russian financial support if Ukraine implements a trade-and-political deal with the European Union.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:03:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Turkey's Erdogan Defends Detentions
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the detention of supporters of his political rival were a necessary step to oust traitors, dismissing criticism from the European Union as meddling in his country’s affairs.
News published on 2014-12-15 19:00:50 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Restaurant Brands Unveils Management Structure
Restaurant Brands International Inc., the fast-food company formed by the merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons, unveiled its senior executive team as it began trading Monday in Toronto and New York.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:53:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
WeWork: Now a $5 Billion Co-Working Startup
WeWork, an office developer that sees itself as transformational to its industry as Airbnb and Uber are in travel and transportation, grabbed a $5 billion valuation in its latest financing.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:53:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Police Widen Net in Bridge Attack
The New York Police Department is hunting for at least six more people in connection with an attack on two police officers who were kicked and punched by protesters as they tried to make an arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge, Commissioner William Bratton said.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:48:34 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
GE's Oil and Gas Gambit Falters
Oil and gas has been an exclamation point for General Electric Co. in recent years, as the company sought to take advantage of global demand for new energy resources. Now it’s starting to look like a question mark.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:29:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Sen. Al Franken Unsatisfied With Uber’s Explanation for Privacy Lapses
Uber explained steps it has taken to improve protection of its users’ privacy. Sen. Franken isn't impressed.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:27:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Supreme Court Gives Police More Leeway in Traffic Stop Case
The Supreme Court on Monday gave police additional leeway to use evidence they find during routine traffic stops to pursue crimes.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:09:53 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Will Bush Run? He Leaves Few Clues
Jeb Bush appears closer to a decision on whether to enter the 2016 presidential race than most potential rivals, but he has taken few overt steps to lay the groundwork for a campaign.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:07:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
McKinsey Study: Bank Profitability Nears Precrisis Levels
Banks are slowly approaching precrisis levels of profitability, a new report found, though results vary significantly across regions and markets.
News published on 2014-12-15 18:05:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
U.S. Industrial Production Surpasses Prerecession Peak
U.S. manufacturing output climbed past its prerecession peak this fall, suggesting the American economy is on solid footing despite growing signs of weakness abroad.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:56:24 from the Wall Street Journal about U S Economy
Cow Economy Faces a Pinch
U.S. cattle exports have fallen by a third this year, hurting businesses from cattle haulers to the port in Wilmington, Del.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:54:27 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Remembering a Wall Street Christmas Tale
It was 25 years ago—10 days before Christmas—that ‘Charging Bull,’ Wall Street’s favorite mascot, arrived downtown.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:50:27 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Students Suit Settled in New York City
A group of 11 plaintiff students and the New York City Department of Education have settled a year-old lawsuit claiming the children’s rights were violated when schools sent them to hospital emergency rooms unnecessarily to deal with disruptive behavior
News published on 2014-12-15 17:47:00 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Schools
Budget Battle Is Likely to Heat Up Next Year
Congress last week barely managed to approve a funding bill negotiated by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, working under spending guidelines set by each party’s budget gurus. Next year could get even uglier.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:46:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
IHG to Acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to buy Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million in cash.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:46:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Nets Reflect on the Loss of Barclays' Favorite Fan
Jeffrey Vanchiro, who was regularly seen dancing and cheering in the arena’s aisles during home games, died Sunday after falling from a window at his father’s home in Queens. He was 38.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:44:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Brooklyn Nets
Budget-Minded Yankees Bring Back Chase Headley
The Yankees signed the third baseman to a four-year contract, bringing him back as the final piece in a budget-conscious overhaul of their infield. They will pay Headley a little more than $50 million.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:41:28 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Yankees
Olam buys ADM cocoa division for $1.3bn
Deal to make Singapore agribusiness one of world’s top three cocoa processors
News published on 2014-12-15 17:39:35 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Greater New York Watch: News Digest
A roundup of news from across the tri-state region.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:38:54 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Nets' Lopez to Miss Three Games With Back Injury
Nets center Brook Lopez won’t return from his lower-back strain before Sunday’s game against the visiting Detroit Pistons. The 26-year-old Lopez is the subject of trade talks with the Charlotte Hornets.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:38:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Brooklyn Nets
Google Ventures Shifts Focus to Healthcare
More than one-third of the money Google Ventures invested in 2014 went to healthcare and life-sciences companies, up from 9% each of the prior two years.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:28:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
GOP Governors Push to Reshape Welfare Programs
Several Republican governors are pushing to reshape social-welfare programs with drug testing or other requirements, arguing the new rules better prepare recipients for employment.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:12:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Blackstone, CIMB to Invest in Singapore's Sentosa Project
Blackstone and Malaysia’s CIMB Bank are investing in City Developments Ltd.’s Sentosa island project in Singapore, as part of a US$1.1 billion financing.
News published on 2014-12-15 17:07:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Thai Government Called Lax Over Lead Cleanup
The Thai government isn’t cleaning up a toxic stream as ordered by a court, a report issued Tuesday by the nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch charged.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:55:19 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
U.S. Marine Charged With Murder in Philippines
The case involves the alleged killing of a Filipino woman in October and has been seized on by opponents of a U.S.-Philippines military pact.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:42:19 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Russia Moves to Help Lift Sinking Ruble
A spiraling currency crisis, fueled by the bite of Western sanctions and the plummeting price of oil, spurred Russia’s central bank to raise interest rates late Monday, a drastic move aimed at shoring up the collapsing ruble.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:39:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Court Approves GT Advanced Settlement With Apple
GT Advanced Technologies won bankruptcy court approval of a settlement with Apple Inc. that wards off the threat of litigation over a failed effort to produce smartphone screen materials.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:37:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Russia Raises Key Interest Rate to 17%
Russia’s central bank, in a bid to stem a sharp decline of the ruble, raised its key interest rate Tuesday to 17% from 10.5%.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:31:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
NYPD Sent to Lindt Stores Amid Siege
New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said the city sent officers to Lindt stores, as well as Australian government locations around the city as the hostage situation escalated.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:25:49 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Time to Spread Holiday Cheer, Even When You're Down
Don’t believe those happy photos on Facebook; Many struggle and there are strategies to plow through.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:23:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Bonds
Biotech Seed Makers Try to Defuse Trade Uncertainties
The U.S. agricultural industry is crafting a framework for launching new biotech seeds in an attempt to avoid the types of trade disruptions blamed for hundreds of millions of dollars in losses over the past year.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:16:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Putin's Ruble Rout
A wounded Kremlin may be more dangerous as Russian rates hit 17%.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:12:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Terror in Sydney
ISIS has called for ‘lone-wolf’ Islamist attacks around the world.
News published on 2014-12-15 16:09:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Cultural excellence for a global audience
Call for submissions from artists, writers and film-makers
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View: Police must face up to cyber threats
Survey finds UK forces lack skills and tools they need to fight crime on the internet
News published on 2014-12-15 16:02:17 from the Financial Times about The Connected Business
Midnight rate rise summons old spectres
The tactic has worked for other central banks but success for Russia may still hinge on oil
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A Prescription to End Drinking
Data on medicine for alcohol disorders pushes doctors beyond 12-step programs.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:56:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Health Journal
A Wake-Up Call for Americans
After giving a speech at West Point, the CEO of Starbucks realized how little he knew about the men and women protecting his freedom.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:55:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Bookshelf
Whirlpool Cuts Profit Forecast for 2014
Whirlpool Corp. cut its financial forecast for the year and offered a weak forecast for 2015, citing integration costs related to recent acquisitions.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:55:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Behind Israel's Jewish 'State' Uproar
Many democracies also explicitly embrace their ethnic identity. The U.S. is unusual in not doing it.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:54:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Why Does Uncle Sam Hate American Expats?
Foreign banks close U.S. citizens’ accounts rather than deal with the mess that Congress created.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:53:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Boeing dividend rise signals bullishness
25% increase in payouts accompanies new $12bn share buyback programme
News published on 2014-12-15 15:51:18 from the Financial Times about Aerospace Amp Defence
The Economist explains: Why Lithuania is about to adopt the euro
THE euro zone is in a terrible state. Growth has been anaemic for years. It is on the verge of deflation, where prices fall, thereby pushing up the value of debt. Unemployment is high: in Spain and Greece it exceeds 20%. The debt-to-GDP ratio of the e
News published on 2014-12-15 15:50:00 from the The Economist about Economist-explains
Brazil Prosecutors Charge Another Former Petrobras Executive
Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed charges Sunday against another former executive of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA, saying he accepted bribes from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:49:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General
The Senate on Monday confirmed Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General, in a 51-43 vote, despite opposition from antigun-control groups concerned about his comments that gun violence is a U.S. public health issue.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:46:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Court Rules on Alzheimer’s Drug
A federal court judge issued an injunction Monday that prevents Actavis from pulling an older version of its Namenda medication for Alzheimer’s disease from pharmacy shelves in favor of a newer version of the drug.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:40:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Health Wellness
Australia's NAB Hastens U.K. Exit
National Australia Bank Ltd. retreated further from the U.K. market with a deal to sell about $1.9 billion in higher-risk commercial-real-estate loans to a U.S. private-equity firm.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:35:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Sony Pictures CEO: 'This Won't Take Us Down'
Sony Pictures executives apologized in a staff meeting Monday for leaked emails and sensitive documents. Despite damage from the hack, they said the film studio’s business remains strong.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:26:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
HBO Go Comes to Amazon Fire TV (But Not for Comcast, Charter Subscribers)
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Amazon is erasing one key bragging right Apple TV and Roku have laid claim to for years: HBO Go. On Monday, Amazon and HBO announced that HBO Go, the cable network's coveted streaming app, is coming to the Fire TV set-top box and
News published on 2014-12-15 15:19:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Personal Tech News
A Lull Before the ObamaCare Rate Storm
Premiums this year are a nice surprise. It’s 2017 when hikes will kick in—‘bronze’ family plans alone could rocket 45%.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:18:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
The Reagan-Clinton Template for Success
Divided government doesn’t have to be a prescription for stalemate. Past bipartisan achievements point the way.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:17:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
IPod Antitrust Case Against Apple Turns on 2006 Software Update
A decade-long battle over whether Apple violated antitrust laws has come down to a question of whether iTunes 7.0 was a product improvement or a clever attempt to suppress competition for its iPod music players.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:14:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Investment Banks Enjoy Asia Deal Boom
Investment banks in Asia are finishing up their busiest year since 2010, helped by strong IPO activity and especially Alibaba’s record offering.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:14:37 from the Wall Street Journal about Deals Deal Makers
SEC, Big 4 Firms Make Progress in China Audit Dispute
U.S. regulators and the Chinese affiliates of the Big Four accounting firms have made “substantial progress” toward settling their dispute over access to the firms’ audit documents, the two sides said Monday.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:12:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Christie's Cowboys Support Rankles Some New Jersey Residents
Gov. Chris Christie’s appearance with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during a game where Dallas beat the Philadelphia Eagles rankles some New Jersey residents.
News published on 2014-12-15 15:03:18 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Politics
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News published on 2014-12-15 14:48:00 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Protesters Block Streets in California
Demonstrators blocked streets and chained shut four doors of Oakland police headquarters to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.
News published on 2014-12-15 14:47:26 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
El mercado de carbón sigue sobreabastecido, dice AIE
Los mercados del carbón siguen sobreabastecidos, incluso aunque se espera que la creciente demanda de esta fuente de energía se ralentice, señaló el lunes la Agencia Internacional de la Energía, lo que aumenta la presión sobre los precios y los prod
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Money talks: December 15th 2014: Turning Davids into Goliaths
THIS week: Russia's deepening economic crisis, consolidation in European telecoms and the business climate in Israel   Comment Expiry Date:  Tue, 2014-12-30
News published on 2014-12-15 14:31:08 from the The Economist about Freeexchange
Jana Says It Won't Put Up PetSmart Board Slate
Activist shareholder JANA Partners LLC dropped plans to nominate a slate of candidates to the board of PetSmart Inc. in light of the pet-supply retailer’s deal to be acquired.
News published on 2014-12-15 14:22:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Tax Disputes Flare as Africa Fights 'Secret' Oil Deals
African governments are fighting for a bigger share of earnings in sometimes-secretive oil and mining deals, often following the advice of Western groups such as the Soros Foundation.
News published on 2014-12-15 14:21:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Boeing Unveils $12 Billion Buyback
Boeing Co. said its board authorized the repurchase of $12 billion of the aerospace and defense company’s shares over the next two to three years and raised its quarterly dividend by 25%.
News published on 2014-12-15 14:17:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Congress Set to Get Lonelier in the Middle
Capital Journal: President Obama and GOP leaders in Congress seem to want to pull their parties together in the middle, but with fewer centrist lawmakers, that could become a lonelier place, Gerald F. Seib writes.
News published on 2014-12-15 14:10:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Capital Journal
Express Scripts Names New CFO
Pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. has named a premium beverage distributor executive as its interim chief financial officer.
News published on 2014-12-15 14:06:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Yen Gains Against Dollar, Euro on Global Market Jitters
The yen gained against most major currencies as uncertainty over falling oil prices outweighed victory by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party in Sunday’s general election.
News published on 2014-12-15 14:04:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Foreign Exchange
WellCare Names Insider As CEO
WellCare has appointed Chief Operating Officer Kenneth A. Burdick as its new chief executive, a year after firing Alec Cunningham over differing perspectives.
News published on 2014-12-15 13:52:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Wintergreen Steps Up Criticism of Coke
Wintergreen Advisers called for the replacement of Coca-Cola Chief Executive Muhtar Kent and outlined a series of potential moves to boost the beverage giant’s stock price, following a spat with the company over its executive compensation plan earlier t
News published on 2014-12-15 13:48:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
VeriFone Swings to a Profit
Electronic-payment firm VeriFone Systems swung to a fourth-quarter profit as the company reported revenue growth while it continues to move away from its traditional electronic payment terminals.
News published on 2014-12-15 13:44:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Earnings
Oi será 'protagonista' de la consolidación de la telefonía brasileña, dice su presidente ejecutivo
La compañía de telefonía brasileña Oi S.A. se encuentra en una mejor posición para participar en la esperada consolidación de la industria de las telecomunicaciones del país después de vender activos y publicar unos resultados financieros mejores,
News published on 2014-12-15 13:33:21 from the Wall Street Journal about
El BCE podría tener que comprar deuda soberana, dice uno de sus miembros
Con las tasas de interés en mínimos, el Banco Central Europeo podría tener que comprar deuda soberana si la tasa de inflación se mantiene baja y el crecimiento de la economía es débil a largo plazo, dijo el lunes Ewald Nowotny, miembro del consejo d
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Tories accused of undermining arts boards
Party politicise and delay appointments to organisations, says figures from cultural sector
News published on 2014-12-15 13:08:01 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Canada to Clamp Down on Routing Stock Orders to U.S.
Canadian regulators signaled Monday that they are moving ahead with plans to clamp down on efforts by domestic brokers to route stock orders to U.S. trading venues.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:56:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Qatar Fund Buys HSBC's London HQ
Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund has completed the purchase of the London headquarters of HSBC in the U.K.’s largest-ever real-estate deal.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:52:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Poll: More Americans Think CIA Program Was Justified Than Not
Americans who believe the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation and detention program was justified significantly outnumber those who don’t think it was warranted, according to a poll released Monday.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:46:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
The 2014 Economist Advent calendar - door 15

News published on 2014-12-15 12:37:05 from the The Economist about Graphicdetail
A Chance to Close Sri Lanka's One-Family Show
Mahinda Rajapaksa was supposed to cruise to a third term. Now his opponent is threatening to put an end to the president’s one-family rule.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:27:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
UK election threat to nuclear deterrent
Labour would have to scrap Trident to form a coalition with the SNP, Plaid Cymru or the Greens
News published on 2014-12-15 12:25:36 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
SEC Files to Drop Herbalife Insider Case
The Securities and Exchange Commission moved to dismiss insider-trading charges against a man accused of profiting from privileged information tied to Herbalife.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:22:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Winners and losers of oil price plunge

News published on 2014-12-15 12:20:13 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
BHP slips on worries over spin-off
FTSE retreats after failure of oil rally
News published on 2014-12-15 12:18:07 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
BT Group in Exclusive Talks to Buy EE
BT Group PLC said it has entered exclusive talks to buy U.K. mobile operator EE for £12.5 billion ($19.6 billion) in cash and stock, a move that would get the British fixed-line giant back into mobile services and further scramble a fast-moving telecoms
News published on 2014-12-15 12:16:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Ford Creates New Chief Data, Analytics Officer Position
Ford Motor Co., awash in new data from cars, smartphones and even its own machinery, has created a new chief data and analytics officer position and appointed Paul Ballew to the post.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:15:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
KCG Europe Loses Electrical Power Offices in London Office
KCG Holdings Inc. lost power in its main London building on Monday, causing customers to route orders away from the firm for more than three hours.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:08:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Navistar to Close Indianapolis Foundry
Heavy truck maker Navistar International said it would close next year an Indianapolis foundry that makes engine components in a cost-cutting move that follows an ill-fated effort to build all its own engines.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:07:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Ashley faces SFA action over Rangers’ role
Newcastle Utd owner accused of undue influence over club
News published on 2014-12-15 12:07:00 from the Financial Times about Companies
Lower inflation expected as oil drops
Puts pressure on monetary policy makers who will miss targets
News published on 2014-12-15 12:05:09 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Google Faces Dutch Privacy Fine
Google could face a fine up to $19 million in the Netherlands for allegedly breaching the country’s data-protection laws. Dutch privacy watchdog DPA said Google has until the end of February to comply with the Dutch regulations.
News published on 2014-12-15 12:00:09 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Some States Extend Deadline for Health Plans Via Exchanges
Some states have extended a Monday deadline for residents to change or get new health-law insurance plans for next year because many consumers still haven’t picked plans.
News published on 2014-12-15 11:50:34 from the Wall Street Journal about Health Policy
Dodd-Frank under fire in trading case
‘Spoofing’ law is vague, says lawyer for high-frequency trader
News published on 2014-12-15 11:45:41 from the Financial Times about High Frequency Trading
Los medios de comunicación de España se preparan para el cierre de Google News
El gobierno español dijo el lunes que no se están manteniendo conversaciones para evitar el cierre del servicio de noticias de Google Inc. en España previsto para el martes, incluso a pesar del miedo de algunos medios de comunicación locales por el ef
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Chevron calls off Ukraine shale project
Cancellation deals a further blow to war-torn economy
News published on 2014-12-15 11:17:13 from the Financial Times about Europe
Bankers, like alcoholics, must admit to their problem
The temptation to circumvent the rules might prove irresistible, writes Philip Augar
News published on 2014-12-15 11:09:27 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Nats defends system as failure scrutinised
Group monitoring UK skies has dismissed MP’s criticism it has underinvested
News published on 2014-12-15 11:03:25 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Virtual Spin Class for Distant Workout Buddies
Friends span more than 900 miles between their homes in New York City and Franklin, Tenn., by taking spin class together using a New York studio’s live-streaming technology. Three mornings a week begin with a wake-up call.
News published on 2014-12-15 11:02:28 from the Wall Street Journal about What S Your Workout
EU Approves Holcim-Lafarge Cement Deal
Cement companies Holcim and Lafarge cleared a major hurdle toward their planned $43 billion merger after antitrust authorities in Europe said the deal could go ahead, subject to significant asset sales across the region.
News published on 2014-12-15 10:57:44 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Tennessee Moves to Expand Medicaid
Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday announced a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in a deal aimed at expanding insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of poor Tennesseans.
News published on 2014-12-15 10:44:58 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Second Apartment Tower Near Barclays Center Breaks Ground
Construction is moving ahead on a second apartment tower next to Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.
News published on 2014-12-15 10:41:49 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Real Estate Commercial
BT harks back to the future with EE offer
Telecoms group returns to mobile telephony 13 years after it quit the sector
News published on 2014-12-15 10:32:44 from the Financial Times about Telecoms
Fare dodger banned from City posts
Ex-BlackRock executive barred after paying £43,000 to settle train fare case
News published on 2014-12-15 10:29:12 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Sydney siege stokes fear of ‘lone wolves’
Fanatics who slip under the radar are causing the gravest concern among counterterror chiefs
News published on 2014-12-15 10:28:14 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Falling oil prices aid coal miners
IEA expects demand growth for coal to slow
News published on 2014-12-15 10:28:06 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Schorsch exit hits American Realty empire
Chairman steps down weeks after the Reit announces it will need to restate financial results
News published on 2014-12-15 10:26:19 from the Financial Times about Property
Rouble tumbles on fears for Russian economy
Central bank warnings add to impact of oil rout
News published on 2014-12-15 10:15:52 from the Financial Times about Currencies
EU's Vestager Says Governments Should Close Corporate Tax Loopholes
Europe’s governments should seize a “very, very rare” opportunity to close loopholes that allow corporations to dodge billions in tax, the region’s top antitrust regulator said Monday, as she warned high-profile investigations by her agency couldn
News published on 2014-12-15 10:12:35 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Long road from Lima to global climate deal
Conference leaves hopes alive but many questions still unanswered
News published on 2014-12-15 10:11:45 from the Financial Times about FT View
Oil price fall threatens $1tn of projects
Majors delay big-ticket production plans
News published on 2014-12-15 10:11:29 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Benefits cap has fractional effect on welfare
Annual bill falls by just one-thousandth, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
News published on 2014-12-15 10:11:11 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Abe’s limited opportunity to fix Japan
The prime minister must not waste a valuable electoral mandate
News published on 2014-12-15 10:11:04 from the Financial Times about FT View
Bank of Cyprus shares to resume trading
Bailed out lender may seek secondary listing in London
News published on 2014-12-15 10:07:09 from the Financial Times about Banks
Renzi goes for gold with Olympic bid
Italy’s PM seeks to bring the games back to Rome in 2024
News published on 2014-12-15 10:06:02 from the Financial Times about Europe
BT in exclusive talks on £12.5bn EE deal
Move will combine UK’s largest fixed-line and wireless networks
News published on 2014-12-15 10:05:13 from the Financial Times about Telecoms
Justice Department Faces Tough Questioning in E-Books Case
The U.S. government faced aggressive questioning from judges reviewing a finding last year that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise the price of electronic books as it prepared to enter the market in 2010.
News published on 2014-12-15 10:04:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Greece warned against ‘suicidal’ debt move
Pierre Moscovici accused of ‘conspiring’ to scare voters ahead of presidential election
News published on 2014-12-15 09:58:35 from the Financial Times about Europe
Court to Review Copyright Ruling on ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video
A YouTube video that spawned protests across the Muslim world goes back under the spotlight Monday, at the center of an intense legal fight between an actress and an array of Internet and media companies.
News published on 2014-12-15 09:54:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Google under threat of €15m fine
Dutch regulators threaten US technology group over privacy policies
News published on 2014-12-15 09:49:42 from the Financial Times about Technology
Cameron defends plans for cuts
Britain still vulnerable to being ‘tipped over the edge’ by another financial crash, says PM
News published on 2014-12-15 09:49:10 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
An American in Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris — review
This ambitious Franco-American co-production deserves to become a repertoire standard
News published on 2014-12-15 09:48:41 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Barbican, London — review
Antony Sher’s magnificent Falstaff is at the heart of this beautifully detailed production
News published on 2014-12-15 09:48:24 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Carmen, Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris — review
Dada Masilo’s version of the classic tale fills the stage with rumbustious energy
News published on 2014-12-15 09:48:09 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
San Francisco Symphony: SoundBox, Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, San Francisco — review
Michael Tilson Thomas presided over a relaxed yet substantial musical experience
News published on 2014-12-15 09:47:45 from the Financial Times about Music
Run the Jewels, Koko, London — review
The spirit of old-school rap was pervasive, and the two men performed with furious commitment
News published on 2014-12-15 09:47:32 from the Financial Times about Music
The Nutcracker, Coliseum, London — review
The presence of Alina Cojocaru helps compensate for a somewhat charmless production
News published on 2014-12-15 09:47:13 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Vice eyes 2015 ‘deal spree’ and IPO plans
Digital media group appoints M&A lawyer to oversee $500m ‘war chest’ for content and technology
News published on 2014-12-15 09:45:54 from the Financial Times about Media
Brazil Judge Postpones Batista Trial Session
A judge in Rio de Janeiro has postponed until early next year a follow-up session, originally set for Wednesday, in the criminal trial of Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista.
News published on 2014-12-15 09:38:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Hungary Puts Further Limits on Tobacco Trade
Hungary introduced a state wholesaler in the tobacco trade and continued working on legislation designed to introduce new taxes on the sector.
News published on 2014-12-15 09:38:37 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
La Fed probablemente será indiferente ante la caída en los precios del petróleo
La caída del petróleo y el fortalecimiento del dólar presentan desafíos entrelazados a medida que la presidenta de la Fed Janet Yellen y sus colegas en el banco central batallan con los cambiantes fundamentos de la economía local y con crecientes tem
News published on 2014-12-15 09:30:56 from the Wall Street Journal about
Francia bloquea servicio de Uber
Francia ha decidido prohibir que Uber Technologies Inc. opere su servicio con conductores que no cuentan con una licencia profesional, bajo amenaza de cárcel, lo que supone un nuevo revés regulatorio para la compañía tan sólo unos días después de q
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Berlin and Brussels rage over road tolls
Germany plans to introduce motorway charge for foreign drivers
News published on 2014-12-15 09:30:14 from the Financial Times about Europe
UK election will be all about the economy
The Autumn Statement has widened the ideological choice between Tories and Labour
News published on 2014-12-15 09:24:05 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Plunging oil prices weigh on US stocks
Apache sells stake in two natural gas projects in latest example of industry cost-cutting
News published on 2014-12-15 09:22:29 from the Financial Times about US Equities
Soap opera writers held in Turkish drama
The political battle between Erdogan and his preacher critic has taken a dramatic twist
News published on 2014-12-15 09:22:09 from the Financial Times about Europe
Achoo! How You Should Blow Your Nose
When suffering from a cold, blowing your nose can relieve painful sinus pain and other symptoms, but blowing too hard can make the infection worse.
News published on 2014-12-15 09:16:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Burning Question
Bain to acquire brickmaking businesses
Purchase of CRH arms highlights buyout groups’ appetite for exposure to housing market
News published on 2014-12-15 09:15:33 from the Financial Times about Construction
Osborne sets out tough UK fiscal rules
Chancellor highlights what he sees as the profligacy of Labour
News published on 2014-12-15 09:15:05 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Talisman Confirms Repsol Talks
Talisman Energy confirmed it is in talks with Spain’s Repsol for a potential transaction after media reports that Repsol was nearing a takeover bid for the struggling Canadian energy company.
News published on 2014-12-15 09:07:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Unexpected high demand boosts grain prices
Orders come from buyers who were waiting for prices to weaken
News published on 2014-12-15 08:57:52 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Lehman Trustee Appeals Barclays Ruling
The bankruptcy trustee winding down Lehman Brothers’ brokerage business said he would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that awarded billions of dollars in disputed assets to Barclays PLC.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:55:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Berlin Airport Chief Resigns
The chief executive of Berlin’s long-delayed airport said he was stepping down in an unexpected move.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:50:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Jobless Spaniards to receive new benefits
Mariano Rajoy announces measures to combat long-term unemployment
News published on 2014-12-15 08:48:50 from the Financial Times about Europe
Heathrow in a holding pattern

News published on 2014-12-15 08:44:00 from the The Economist about Gulliver
Stocks Turn Lower as Oil Slides
Stocks turned lower midmorning, reversing their early gains, as investors were rattled by another decline in oil prices.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:38:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Employers oppose curbs on unpaid interns
CBI says opportunity will suffer but directors’ lobby argues in favour of payment
News published on 2014-12-15 08:38:18 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Politics scupper Philadelphia’s gas deal
Death of deal to sell city’s gas utility reflects difficulty across US in solving fiscal problems
News published on 2014-12-15 08:35:11 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Sandy Hook Families File Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer
Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 school children and six staff members using a Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S rifle in December 2012.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:33:00 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Polish Rate-Setter Unfazed By Zloty Strength
Poland should consider cutting interest rates again if consumer prices remain depressed in the spring of 2015, said a policy maker considered pivotal to some of the central bank’s key recent moves.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:32:31 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
'Lone Wolf' Likely in Sydney Siege
A prominent Australian hostage negotiation and terrorism expert has said the Islamic-linked Sydney cafe siege is likely being carried out by a “lone wolf” operator with minimal links to organized terror groups.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:31:46 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Selloff in Russian Ruble Accelerates
For months, Russia’s ruble has been falling in line with a decline in oil. But now, the selloff has stepped up a gear amid a broad rout in emerging-market currencies.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:28:01 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
American Realty Capital's Schorsch Resigns
American Realty Capital Properties Inc., the real-estate investment trust that earlier this year disclosed accounting irregularities, said Monday that Chairman Nicholas Schorsch and Chief Executive David Kay have stepped down.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:27:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Canada Finance Minister Confident in Economy Amid Oil Decline
The Canadian economy is in solid shape and the government remains on track to record a budget surplus next year amid the steep decline in oil prices, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said Monday.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:24:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Canada News
Supreme Court Won't Review Arizona Law on Abortion-Inducing Drugs
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review an Arizona law limiting the use of abortion-inducing drugs, a blow to the state’s restrictions.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:24:31 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Apache to Sell Stakes in Two LNG Projects
Apache Corp. has agreed to sell its stakes in two international liquefied-natural-gas projects to Woodside Petroleum Ltd. for $2.75 billion, after coming under activist pressure this summer to refocus its drilling operations on the U.S.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:22:38 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
EU Seeks Breakthrough on Bosnia's Accession
The European Union is seeking a political breakthrough in Bosnia and Herzegovina by early February, which could reopen the country’s path toward eventual EU membership.
News published on 2014-12-15 08:14:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Democracy is at issue in Israel’s election
The emerging clash between the Zionist ideal and democratic principles is increasingly evident
News published on 2014-12-15 07:58:02 from the Financial Times about Columnists
EU Ministers Back Syrian Military 'Freeze'
European officials have thrown their support behind efforts to halt the violence in the besieged city of Aleppo, but there are fears that the U.N. plan could play into the hands of the Assad regime.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:57:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Oil price fall could add to banks’ woes
Outstanding loans to energy sector could cause large-scale losses
News published on 2014-12-15 07:56:08 from the Financial Times about Companies
EM currency sell-off claims bigger scalps
Mexico, long seen as stable, has begun to become unstuck
News published on 2014-12-15 07:53:59 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Booking.com to Soften Price Parity
Online travel agent Booking.com has pledged to soften a contested clause in its contract with hotels in Europe, after several antitrust regulators warned that it could harm competition.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:46:10 from the Wall Street Journal about European Business News
Belgium Hit By General Strike
Hundreds of flights were canceled and rail traffic was affected as trade unions protested against austerity measures by the government.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:44:16 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
UAW Chief Says Little Impact Seen From Michigan Right-to-Work Laws
The United Auto Workers union has seen no impact from the recent right-to-work laws that went on the books in Michigan, the organization’s home turf and one of its largest geographic footprints due to auto-industry representation, union President Dennis
News published on 2014-12-15 07:43:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
India's Trade Deficit at 18-Month High in November
India’s trade deficit widened to the highest in 18 months in November as strengthening demand for gold pushed up imports.The deficit swelled to $16.86 billion, compared with $9.57 billion a year earlier and $13.35 billion in October.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:32:55 from the Wall Street Journal about India News
Riverbed to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo
Telecommunications-equipment company Riverbed Technology agreed to be acquired by private-equity firm Thoma Bravo for about $3.6 billion, following more than a year of pressure from activist investor Elliott Management.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:25:23 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Risks of Europe’s ‘protest’ parties
Falling bond yields show markets are not worried yet, with exception of Greece
News published on 2014-12-15 07:21:15 from the Financial Times about Capital Markets
Protests Have Violent Side, NYPD Finds
The beating of two police lieutenants over the weekend was the latest evidence of deteriorating behavior by some marchers in the Eric Garner protests, a law-enforcement official said, and police vowed to “draw the line” on further attacks on officers.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:20:44 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Crime
Canada Household Debt Rises to Record High
A key gauge of household debt in Canada climbed to a record high in the third quarter as Canadians accumulated debt faster than their incomes grew.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:20:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Canada News
U.S. Home-Builder Confidence Declined Slightly in December
A gauge of home-builder sentiment ticked down this month, the latest mixed signal for the U.S. housing recovery.
News published on 2014-12-15 07:12:03 from the Wall Street Journal about U S Economy
Amid Sydney Siege, Uber Reverses Course on Higher Fares
Uber acted quickly Monday in an attempt to tamp down the latest controversy to hit the company, saying it was offering passengers free rides amid an unfolding siege at a Sydney café after complaints that rates had soared to exorbitant levels.
News published on 2014-12-15 06:51:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Credits for BT romcom will roll for ages
EE and O2 have thrown themselves at BT’s photogenic leading man
News published on 2014-12-15 06:46:03 from the Financial Times about Financial Commentary
Former Park aide stokes scandal in S Korea
Allegations of inappropriate influence lead to political crisis
News published on 2014-12-15 06:45:02 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Spain’s Publishers Brace for Google News Shutdown
The Spanish Association of Daily Newspaper Publishers (AEDE), which lobbied for a law to force Google to pay for snippets, now fears the loss of traffic to their sites when Google News Spain shuts down tomorrow.
News published on 2014-12-15 06:42:12 from the Wall Street Journal about Digits
Erdogan rejects EU criticism
Turkey’s prime minister tells EU to mind its own business as lira plunges
News published on 2014-12-15 06:40:09 from the Financial Times about Europe
EU to Scrap Environmental Proposals
The new leadership of the European Commission is poised to cancel two major pieces of environmental legislation that appear to have broad support among governments and the European Parliament.
News published on 2014-12-15 06:38:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Oi CEO Says Company Better Positioned for Brazilian Consolidation
Brazilian phone company Oi is in a better position to take part in an expected consolidation in the country’s telecommunications industry, Chief Executive Bayard Gontijo said Monday.
News published on 2014-12-15 06:33:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China plans first oil futures contract
Country aims to attract foreign investors and gain more pricing power
News published on 2014-12-15 06:32:59 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Novozymes Plans to Enter Animal Probiotics Market
Novozymes, the world’s biggest maker of enzymes, is planning to enter the animal probiotics market, which it hopes will become a key ingredient in farming and help wean the world off its dependence on animal antibiotics.
News published on 2014-12-15 06:29:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Siege Sidelines Other Agendas in Sydney
Shortly after Muslim leaders and police were settling down to a scheduled meeting in Sydney Monday, reports of a hostage-taking began to pierce the generally cordial atmosphere.
News published on 2014-12-15 06:28:51 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Inflation higher for the poor, study finds
Price of necessities, such as food and energy, has risen faster than other items in past decade
News published on 2014-12-15 06:18:17 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Ukraine needs injection of tough love
The west should make its support dependent on corruption being ended, writes Victor Pinchuk
News published on 2014-12-15 06:06:04 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Technip shares jump after deal collapses
Chief executive says Technip may pursue acquisitions next year, as it seeks to expand its services
News published on 2014-12-15 06:01:11 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Israel Denounces Planned Palestinian Moves at the U.N.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel won’t accept a ‘diktat’ as Palestinians prepare to ask for a U.N. Security Council vote on statehood and Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.
News published on 2014-12-15 05:39:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Honeywell Offers Conservative Sales View
Honeywell provided a muted revenue outlook for 2015 and slightly lowered its projection for this year, saying it expects only modest economic growth next year.
News published on 2014-12-15 05:32:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Hungary to restrict Sunday trading
Move bucks broader trend in Europe to liberalise retail sector
News published on 2014-12-15 05:28:23 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
Domestic demand lifts UK manufacturers
CBI survey shows order books at four-month high despite continued weakness in export markets
News published on 2014-12-15 05:28:16 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Vix index suggests year-end anxiety
‘Fear gauge’ indicates more nerves over immediate market wobbles than about the coming months
News published on 2014-12-15 05:18:10 from the Financial Times about Markets
After the war is over
WAR photography is frequentl
News published on 2014-12-15 05:13:59 from the The Economist about Prospero
Cheap Oil Won’t Drive China’s Sluggish Cars
The drop in oil prices doesn’t affect Chinese car sales like it does in the U.S. The broader economy matters more.
News published on 2014-12-15 05:12:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
Mexico’s drama faces painful second act
As growth fails to take off, can Peña Nieto avoid a tragic ending?
News published on 2014-12-15 05:01:14 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Assad army bases fall to al-Qaeda allies
Strategic setback for Damascus gives Islamist forces chance to sever military supply lines
News published on 2014-12-15 04:45:46 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Society
Sony tells media to ignore hacked emails
US film unit warns of legal action in attempt to contain the damage from cyber attack
News published on 2014-12-15 04:38:42 from the Financial Times about Media
The rag trade’s supreme sewing machine
Juki’s ubiquity in clothing factories is a Japanese success story
News published on 2014-12-15 04:30:42 from the Financial Times about Management
Johnson Matthey sells refineries
FTSE 100 company accelerates plans to refocus on its core chemicals and technology operations
News published on 2014-12-15 04:26:57 from the Financial Times about Industrials
India’s women search for safe travel
The recent alleged rape of a passenger by an Uber driver highlighted the issue, writes Amy Kazmin
News published on 2014-12-15 04:25:56 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Emerson to Sell Transmission Unit for $1.4 Billion
Emerson Electric Co. said that it has reached a deal to sell its power-transmission solutions business to Regal-Beloit Corp. for $1.4 billion in cash.
News published on 2014-12-15 04:23:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Ex-BlackRock Fund Manager Banned Over Unpaid Train Fares
A former BlackRock fund manager has been banned from the U.K. finance industry because he repeatedly commuted to work without buying the correct rail ticket.
News published on 2014-12-15 04:21:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Sweden Rebukes Russia Over Near Miss
Sweden’s relations with Russian took another knock over the weekend after a second near miss this year between a commercial jet and Russian military plane triggered a rebuke from Stockholm.
News published on 2014-12-15 03:59:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
France Blocks Uber 'Ride-Sharing' Service
France moved to ban Uber Technologies from operating its service that uses drivers without professional licenses.
News published on 2014-12-15 03:57:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Oil Prices Rebound on Disrupted Exports
Oil prices rebounded as armed clashes in Libya over the weekend disrupted oil exports.
News published on 2014-12-15 03:48:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
BGC to buy UK interdealer broker RP Martin
US group is to purchase the organisation at centre of Libor scandal
News published on 2014-12-15 03:45:27 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Denmark lays formal claim to North Pole
Jostling over sovereignty in the Arctic heats up
News published on 2014-12-15 03:43:02 from the Financial Times about Europe
Growth Abe’s priority under new mandate
Economic improvement necessary before Japan’s PM can shift focus to defence
News published on 2014-12-15 03:34:24 from the Financial Times about Japan
Japan's Abe to Push Wage Increases
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will press companies to push up wages, making clear his intention to forge ahead with his economic policies the day after his decisive election victory.
News published on 2014-12-15 03:29:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
Former JJB Sports boss jailed for fraud
Chris Ronnie sentenced over £1m payments on sportswear deals
News published on 2014-12-15 03:24:09 from the Financial Times about Business
Replacing Soccer's 'Stupid Rule'
Soccer’s International Board is looking for an alternative to triple punishment.
News published on 2014-12-15 03:12:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Soccer
Another Blow for Japan Opposition
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s decisive victory in Sunday’s election is partly the result of the weakness of Japan’s splintered opposition, which has struggled to regain its footing after a crushing defeat two years ago.
News published on 2014-12-15 03:12:23 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Paris plans UberPop ban amid taxi protest
French government highlights ‘illegality’ and ‘danger’ of car-sharing app
News published on 2014-12-15 03:04:14 from the Financial Times about Technology
Europe Markets Rebound
Shares rebounded midmorning, but the modest bounceback came despite worries about a suspected terrorist attack in Sydney, which had weighed on Asian markets.
News published on 2014-12-15 02:56:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe Markets
Belgium hit by general strike
Eurostar cancels services into Brussels as unions disrupt transport
News published on 2014-12-15 02:53:04 from the Financial Times about Europe
India's Wholesale Inflation at Over Five-Year Low
India’s wholesale inflation in November fell to its lowest in more than five years, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.
News published on 2014-12-15 02:47:55 from the Wall Street Journal about India News
Audioboom strikes content deal with Audible
Tie-up with Amazon subsidiary will allow app users to listen to samples of bestsellers
News published on 2014-12-15 02:45:05 from the Financial Times about Media
U.N. Seeks $1.8 Billion in South Sudan Aid
The U.N. is seeking $1.8 billion to provide aid to up to 4.1 million people in South Sudan next year, as a resurgence in fighting threatens to exacerbate the precarious humanitarian situation there.
News published on 2014-12-15 02:38:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
Jailed India Analyst Is Freed on Bail
An Indian research analyst was freed after being held for more than two weeks related to complaints over a critical company report that he co-authored.
News published on 2014-12-15 02:26:34 from the Wall Street Journal about India News
Oil rallies on Libyan troubles
Price rebound comes as Opec reiterates it will not cut production
News published on 2014-12-15 02:08:35 from the Financial Times about Commodities
Indonesia’s rupiah sinks to 16-year low
Dollar strength drags currency to lowest since 1998 Asian financial crisis
News published on 2014-12-15 01:50:47 from the Financial Times about Currencies
Greggs on a roll as revamp pays off
Like-for like sales rise at UK’s largest bakery chain after £50m stores makeover
News published on 2014-12-15 01:41:41 from the Financial Times about Retail Amp Consumer
Markets Keep Watch as Athens Fiddles
Europe File: As Greece prepares for a crucial vote, much hinges on a handful of representatives, says Simon Nixon.
News published on 2014-12-15 01:40:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe File
OPEC Oil Prices Fall Below $60 a Barrel
OPEC’s basket of crudes fell below $60 a barrel Friday for the first time since oil prices began sliding this summer.
News published on 2014-12-15 01:40:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Oil Markets
Carpetright warns on consumer spending outlook
Retailer concerned over UK property sales growth, eurozone economy
News published on 2014-12-15 01:33:15 from the Financial Times about Retail
Oil stocks help keep FTSE steady
Tullow Oil tops London’s main leaderboard as Brent crude rallies
News published on 2014-12-15 01:28:25 from the Financial Times about UK Equities
Small set to look beautiful again in 2015
Valuations no longer seem stretched for small-caps and the stage looks set fair for them in 2015
News published on 2014-12-15 01:19:42 from the Financial Times about Markets
Doubts return on Argentina creditor deal
Cool market reaction to latest debt offer worsens precarious economic situation
News published on 2014-12-15 01:11:26 from the Financial Times about Finance
Sydney hostage crisis
Gunman holds captives in a café
News published on 2014-12-15 01:03:13 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Turkish Leader Tries to Reshape Education
Political divisions in Turkey are extending into the classroom as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inspired by the country’s Ottoman past, vows to reshape a secular education system.
News published on 2014-12-15 00:54:51 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Terra Firma eyes flagship green bet exit
Guy Hands’ private equity group exploring Infinis stake sale
News published on 2014-12-15 00:54:19 from the Financial Times about Energy
U.K. Orders Air Traffic Investigation
The U.K.’s aviation regulator and the country’s air traffic management organization have commissioned an independent review into Friday’s systems failure that led to flight cancellations and delays across much of the country.
News published on 2014-12-15 00:41:06 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Sydney Cafe Siege Sparks Terror Fears
Large parts of central Sydney were in lockdown Monday after at least one gunman took hostages in a cafe and placed an Islamic flag in the window, sparking concerns a terrorist attack was under way. So far, five people have safely exited the cafe.
News published on 2014-12-15 00:40:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Miliband seeks to reassure on immigration
Labour plans new law against exploitation of migrant workers
News published on 2014-12-15 00:28:26 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Uber drives into Sydney controversy
Taxi app fares surge fourfold in wake of terror incident
News published on 2014-12-15 00:28:01 from the Financial Times about Technology
Danske Books $1.51 Billion Write-Down
Denmark’s Danske Bank said it will book goodwill impairments of about 9 billion kroner ($1.51 billion) for 2014 but that it won’t affect dividend payments for the year.
News published on 2014-12-14 23:49:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Meet the SEC's Brainy New Crime Fighters
Long outgunned by Wall Street’s legions of Ph.D.s, the Securities and Exchange Commission is arming itself with mathematicians and computer programmers of its own to catch bad market actors.
News published on 2014-12-14 23:34:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
SurveyMonkey Valued at $2 Billion as Some Investors Sell Shares
Online questionnaire service looks to use new round of funding to expand corporate software
News published on 2014-12-14 23:30:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Australia budget gap set to widen
Canberra to axe 175 state agencies and slash foreign aid as commodity slump bites
News published on 2014-12-14 23:29:06 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific Economy
Roche's Genentech Seeks Approval for Skin Cancer Drug
A Roche subsidiary submitted a drug for treating people treating patients with an advanced form of skin cancer to U.S. regulators, the company said, starting the process for potential approval of the therapy.
News published on 2014-12-14 23:12:21 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Japan's Abe Scores A Big Election Victory
TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored a decisive election victory, securing the power to pursue an agenda that aims to revitalize the world’s third-largest economy and strengthen the pacifist nation’s military.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:15:56 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
What's News: Business & Finance
American is planning a frequent-flier bonus program for high-fare customers. B3
News published on 2014-12-14 22:15:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance
Sydney Siege Sparks Terror Fears
SYDNEY—Large parts of central Sydney were in lockdown Monday after at least one gunman took hostages in a cafe and draped an Islamic flag in the window, sparking concerns a terrorist attack was under way.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:15:51 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
A Rare Bipartisan Success On Bill
This year’s Congress, best known for polarization and gridlock, ended with a rare bipartisan coalition staggering across the finish line, setting up a test of whether a political center could be sustained on other issues next year.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:15:49 from the Wall Street Journal about Capital Journal
Builders' Confidence Is Unreliable
Home builders are smiling like it is the 2005 boom. They are building like it is the 2008 bust.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:15:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape By Ben Leubsdorf
PetSmart Gets a New Family
PetSmart Inc. agreed to be bought by a group led by BC Partners Inc. for more than $8.2 billion, the largest private-equity buyout in an otherwise lackluster year for such deals.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:14:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Cellphone-Cost Worries Hit Telecoms
What difference does a month make? In telecom, the answer is about $45 billion.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:14:19 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
China's Hard Line on Biotech Burns U.S. Hay
China’s tough new stance on imports of genetically modified crops is shaking up a little-noticed U.S. industry: hay.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:14:15 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Amid Crisis, Pimco Steadies Itself
Since bond titan Bill Gross bolted, aggressive maneuvers by remaining Pimco executives have helped slow an investor exodus, fend off hedge funds hoping to profit from the turmoil and give Pimco more breathing room.
News published on 2014-12-14 22:12:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Time to leave the German Bund party
Balance of risk and reward has shifted as expectations rise of ECB QE
News published on 2014-12-14 22:10:11 from the Financial Times about Markets
T.R. Knight Takes Center Stage in 'Pocatello'
T.R. Knight, best known for the years he spent as Dr. George O’Malley on the television series ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ plays Eddie in ‘Pocatello,’ which opens Monday at Playwrights Horizons.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:47:22 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
What to Know Before Donating Art
Sure, it’s nice to get your name on a plaque on the wall. But the price may be much higher than you think.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:35:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Journal Reports
Australia's Fiscal Outlook Dims
Australia’s government downgraded the country’s fiscal outlook and said that slumping global commodity prices have taken a heavy toll on what just a few years ago was one of the world’s strongest economies.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:21:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Airline-Ticket Firm to Expand Services
Amadeus Asia Pacific chief Angel Gallego discusses travel trends, move by budget airlines to its platform.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:17:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Boss Talk
Bob Evans's CEO Resigns
Bob Evans’s longtime CEO resigned as the firm’s board stepped up a push to revamp the restaurant-and-food company after an activist-led proxy fight.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:06:58 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
En Haití, el gobierno es donde uno va a hacerse rico
Por Mary Anastasia O’Grady
News published on 2014-12-14 21:02:27 from the Wall Street Journal about
Cirque du Soleil cambia el equilibrio: menos acróbatas y más diversificación
Luego de un informe lapidario de una consultora, una serie de espectáculos que no fueron bien acogidos y una caída en las ganancias, los ejecutivos de Cirque du Soleil están reenfocando el negocio, haciendo menos énfasis en los payasos y los acróbata
News published on 2014-12-14 21:02:24 from the Wall Street Journal about
Desde el auge del esquisto en Texas a la lucha por China, así colapsó el petróleo
El descenso de los precios del crudo ha sido caracterizado como una confrontación entre Arabia Saudita y EE.UU. La realidad, sin embargo, es más compleja y los rebeldes libios y los taxistas de Indonesia juegan un papel importante, junto a emprendedores
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Videos: Los riesgos de seguridad pescan la atención de las familias ricas
Un vistazo a cómo los ricos protegen su seguridad y sus activos.
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American Bolsters Frequent-Flier Bonuses
American Airlines plans to stick with distance-based bonuses while competitors like Delta and United are switching to fare-based bonuses.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:01:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
UnitedHealthcare Tests a Flat Rate for Cancer Treatment
UnitedHealthcare will pay MD Anderson Cancer Center a set sum of money for a year of treatment for certain patients, in the latest high-profile test of new cancer-care reimbursement models.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:01:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Volvo to Shun Auto Shows
Light on marketing funds and looking for a revival in the U.S., Volvo is planning to skip many of the world’s auto shows and sharpen its online focus.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:01:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Offshoring Outpaces 'Reshoring'
The U.S. has continued to grow more reliant on imports from China and other Asian countries despite a much-discussed trend toward ‘reshoring’ of manufacturing, a new study shows.
News published on 2014-12-14 21:00:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
The Unspoken Signals in Earnings Releases
Can investors predict whether profits will be up or down when a company reschedules an earnings announcement? A new study suggests they can.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:51:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Journal Reports
Fed Likely to Stare Down Oil-Price Drop
The Outlook: Federal Reserve officials are poised to stare down another oil-price shock, judging that the boost to consumer spending will be more important to their policy than the decline in inflation.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:50:04 from the Wall Street Journal about The Outlook
Xiaomi Invests in Home Appliance Maker Midea
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has invested 1.26 billion yuan in local home appliances maker Midea Group Co., in a deal aimed at boosting its presence in the market for Internet-connected home electronics.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:48:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
For Hanukkah, Humble Latkes Get an Extreme Makeover
Foodies are spicing up the traditional potato pancakes with funky variations, such as poutine latkes, grilled cheese latkes, and even ‘green eggs and latkes.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:48:20 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
Single-Pilot Cockpit Idea Floated in NASA Study
New study comes as airline industry faces potential pilot shortage and dramatic advances in automation.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:45:00 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Sydney Siege Tests Muslim Community
A delicate truce between law-enforcement agencies and the local Muslim community since an Australian antiterror crackdown was tested in Monday’s siege.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:39:51 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Asian Shares Fall Amid Terror Worries
Stocks throughout Asia weakened, as worries about a suspected terrorist attack in Australia added to pressure from declining oil prices, and slower growth in the region kept investors at bay.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:37:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Stocks
Asia stocks falls as oil slides again
Australian stock market chilled by Sydney hostage crisis
News published on 2014-12-14 20:28:58 from the Financial Times about Markets
Has the Bounce Gone From U.S. Stocks' Step?
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News published on 2014-12-14 20:27:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Abreast Of The Market
Junk-Bond Worries Spread Beyond Oil
The oil bust is exposing cracks in the $1.3 trillion junk-bond market, putting pressure on a key source of corporate financing and potentially crimping economic growth.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:27:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Apple Heads to Court Over E-Books
When Apple Inc. entered the electronic-books market in 2010, founder Steve Jobs described its pricing agreements with publishers as an “Aikido move” against competitor Amazon.com Inc. A federal judge called them something else: price-fixing.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:27:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Law Journal
The Internet's Future Lies Up in the Skies
There are currently about three billion people connecting to the Internet, most through mobile devices and cellular networks, according to the International Telecommunication Union. Yet the business of getting bits to people and their devices has barely b
News published on 2014-12-14 20:26:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Keywords
A Career Low for Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers’s 34.3 passer rating was a career low in a loss to the Bills. A look at how other active Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks have fared after a career-worst performance.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:19:32 from the Wall Street Journal about The Count
Budget Earmarks Funds for Manufacturing Research
The budget bill passed by the Senate on Saturday night contains a scaled-down version of one of President Barack Obama’s pet projects: authorization to create a network of research institutes charged with developing manufacturing technology.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:19:09 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Daimler hopes JV will ride China wave
German carmakers look to cash in on biggest automotive boom in industrial history
News published on 2014-12-14 20:16:57 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Manchester United Continues Roll
Despite a rocky start in the English Premier League, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal finally has the club humming. On Sunday, its winning streak reached six games with a 3-0 win over Liverpool.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:16:47 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Field
Indonesia Landslide Death Toll Rises
The death toll from a landslide in Central Java rose to 42 on Monday and could climb further, as more than 70 are still missing.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:13:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Johnny Football's Deflating Debut
What was supposed to be a loud day in Cleveland started and ended with a quiet thud. Jason Gay on Johnny Manziel’s starting debut.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:10:08 from the Wall Street Journal about Jason Gay
Hong Kong Police Clear Last Protest Site
Hong Kong police began to clear a small pro-democracy protest site in Causeway Bay, removing the last of the encampments that blocked roads across the city for over 10 weeks.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:10:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
School Cafeterias Try Haute Cuisine
The Santa Clarita Valley school systems in California lost $250,000 in cafeteria sales last year when students rejected healthier fare. Now the districts are trying to win them back by hiring a chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu.
News published on 2014-12-14 20:09:51 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Protest Leaders to Keep Pressing for Change
Organizers and participants in nationwide weekend protests of police treatment of minorities say the movement is evolving to include more lobbying for legislative and political change.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:58:49 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Recall Holdings Rejects Bid From Iron Mountain
Document-management and data-storage company Recall Holdings Ltd. has rejected a takeover bid of almost $1.8 billion from Iron Mountain Inc.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:56:04 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Pyongyang Stage for American's Tirade
An American man said at a news conference Sunday in Pyongyang that he had entered North Korea illegally, adding that he had been pardoned and would seek asylum in Venezuela.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:54:24 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Home-Builder Sentiment Diverges From Reality
Ahead of the Tape: Home builders are smiling like it is the 2005 boom. They are building like it is the 2008 bust.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:39:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Ahead Of The Tape
BC Partners-Led Group to Buy PetSmart
PetSmart agreed to be bought by a group led by BC Partners for about $8.25 billion, in the largest private-equity buyout of the year.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:38:16 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Junk-Bond Worries Spread Beyond Oil
The oil bust is exposing cracks in the $1.3 trillion junk-bond market, putting pressure on a key source of corporate financing and potentially crimping economic growth.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:35:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Jets Snap Three-Game Skid; The Question Is Why?
The Jets squeaked past the Tennessee Titans, 16-11, on Sunday behind Geno Smith’s 9-yard touchdown pass and Chris Ivory’s 1-yard scoring run. But did they really do themselves any favors by winning the game?
News published on 2014-12-14 19:34:17 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Jets
Injuries to Anthony and Shumpert Lead to a Chance for Hardaway
The injury that should really be worrying Knicks fans is the dislocated left shoulder suffered by Iman Shumpert, because it means the Knicks will be without their best defender. Can Tim Hardaway Jr. shine in a larger role?
News published on 2014-12-14 19:31:00 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Knicks
Cushman & Wakefield to Acquire Massey Knakal
Real-estate firm Cushman & Wakefield has agreed to pay about $100 million to acquire Massey Knakal, a boutique brokerage.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:30:09 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Real Estate Commercial
Sibling Rivalry in Austin Council Race
Voters in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday will wade deep into some family drama when deciding a runoff election for City Council: They must choose between a sister and a brother.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:29:56 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
A Rare Bipartisan Success for Congress
This year’s Congress, best known for polarization and gridlock, ended with a rare bipartisan coalition staggering across the finish line, setting up a test of whether a political center could be sustained next year.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:29:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Capital Journal
SEC: Accounting Board Is Dragging Feet
The Securities and Exchange Commission is clashing with federal auditing regulators over their priorities, suggesting they haven’t moved quickly enough to enact rules on how auditors do their jobs.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:28:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
'Exodus' Dethrones 'Mockingjay'
Biblical tale earns $24.5 million during lackluster box-office weekend.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:27:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
Big Japanese Manufacturers Growing More Cautious Over Future
Japanese manufacturers are becoming slightly more cautious about the future, a central bank survey shows, a timely reminder of the fragile state of the economy for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a day after his decisive election victory.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:23:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
Hurdles Appear Higher for Next Bounce
Many money managers expect another rebound in U.S. stocks, but the market faces numerous obstacles and, possibly, more sharp swings.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:14:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Abreast Of The Market
China's Hard Line on Biotech Burns U.S. Hay
China’s tough new stance on imports of genetically modified crops is shaking up a little-noticed U.S. industry: hay.
News published on 2014-12-14 19:10:02 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
'Museum' Director Calls Honoring Williams's Legacy a 'Privilege'
Third installment of family-film franchise stars the late Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt.
News published on 2014-12-14 18:50:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Greek Opposition's Lead Shrinks in Polls
Greek leftist party Syriza’s lead over the ruling conservatives has narrowed slightly, weekend public opinion polls showed, just days before the government faces the first in a series of parliamentary votes.
News published on 2014-12-14 18:50:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
The Internet's Future Lies Up in the Skies
The solution to the challenges of getting Internet to the next four billion people, and making it fast, will very likely be Internet from the sky.
News published on 2014-12-14 18:20:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Keywords
General Mills Whips Yoplait Into Shape
When General Mills reports earnings on Wednesday, yogurt and its smaller natural and organic brands could provide some relief to its struggling pantry of cereals, Betty Crocker and Hamburger Helper.
News published on 2014-12-14 18:15:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Japan corporate gloom worsens
Quarterly Tankan survey shows companies expect marked drop in conditions
News published on 2014-12-14 18:09:38 from the Financial Times about Japan
Cellphone-Cost Worries Hit Telecoms
Verizon Communications, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile US have collectively lost about $47 billion in market value since mid-November.
News published on 2014-12-14 18:05:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Greater New York Watch: News Digest
A roundup of news from across the tri-state region.
News published on 2014-12-14 18:04:48 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Law Unleashes Craft Distillers
Van Brunt Stillhouse is one of a growing number of small-batch spirits makers that can now offer new and expanded beverage service after the Craft New York Act went into effect on Saturday.
News published on 2014-12-14 17:56:03 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Taylor Swift Takes New York on Her Birthday Weekend
It was a big weekend for the singer/songwriter Taylor Swift—she was honored at the Billboard Women in Music Luncheon and turned 25 on stage at the Jingle Ball Saturday.
News published on 2014-12-14 17:47:53 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Heard Scene
Opera for Children, Plus Holiday Music
A shortened, English-language version of Humperdinck’s fairy tale ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ plus holiday recitals at the Met and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street sings ‘Messiah’ in this week’s Classical Scene.
News published on 2014-12-14 17:44:08 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Sony Tells Media Not to Use Leaked Documents
Sony Pictures has retained attorney David Boies in an effort to stop news publications from using stolen documents that have been leaked online.
News published on 2014-12-14 17:42:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Gunman holds hostages in Sydney café
Police cordon off business district as gunman waving Islamic holds customers and staff hostage
News published on 2014-12-14 17:30:18 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
Japan Stocks Fall After Abe's Big Win
Investors in Japanese stocks are wary of the risks associated with slow global growth, despite a clear election win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has been leading aggressive economic reforms.
News published on 2014-12-14 17:27:56 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Markets
Music Plays to Big Data's Beat
Vivendi’s Universal Music is using a database built years ago by interns as a robust analysis tool that tracks artists’ sales and helps evaluate employees.
News published on 2014-12-14 17:15:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Media Marketing
Apple Heads to Court in E-Book Appeal
On Monday, an appeals court is scheduled to consider whether Apple’s pricing agreements with e-book publishers amounted to a deft market maneuver or an illegal conspiracy.
News published on 2014-12-14 17:04:43 from the Wall Street Journal about Law Journal
Sydney Cafe Siege Sparks Terror Fears
Armed police shut down central Sydney after a suspected gunman took several people hostage in a cafe and placed an Islamic flag in the window, sparking concerns that a terrorist attack is under way.
News published on 2014-12-14 16:42:08 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Bigger Is Better for Retaining Junior Analysts, Report Says
A new study shows big Wall Street firms retain more of their junior analysts than boutique investment banks.
News published on 2014-12-14 16:29:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
China's Dining Chains Are Hungry
Local Chinese dining chains are expanding rapidly in China, competing more intensely there with Western rivals like McDonald’s and Yum Brands’ KFC.
News published on 2014-12-14 16:22:51 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Waltzing in Vienna
A ‘people’s festival’ with a circus culminated in a feast for injured veterans during which various monarchs toasted the soldiers.
News published on 2014-12-14 16:14:39 from the Wall Street Journal about Bookshelf
Cameron ‘fails’ on vow to cut red tape
Think-tank says government has increased total burden on business by £3.1bn since coming to power
News published on 2014-12-14 16:08:39 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Social shop to sell surplus food to poor
Community Shop works with retailers to redistribute unsold stock
News published on 2014-12-14 16:07:15 from the Financial Times about Business
Cameron to defend budget surplus goals
Lib Dem insist Tory spending cuts will ‘devastate’ public services
News published on 2014-12-14 16:04:00 from the Financial Times about UK Economy
Countryside to double building rate
Growth strategy comes ahead of a possible public flotation
News published on 2014-12-14 16:03:31 from the Financial Times about Construction
Tougher capital audits loom for lenders
Proposals will bring Britain in line with Australia, Switzerland and Germany
News published on 2014-12-14 16:03:23 from the Financial Times about Banks
Volvo cuts back shows and sponsorship
Carmaker in rethink over industry’s traditional marketing practices
News published on 2014-12-14 16:03:16 from the Financial Times about Automobiles
Companies diary: December 15 — December 19

News published on 2014-12-14 15:56:50 from the Financial Times about Companies
A Post-ObamaCare Strategy
The GOP needs a policy response if the Supreme Court kills subsidies.
News published on 2014-12-14 15:51:13 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
China ‘Voids’ Hong Kong Rights
Beijing abrogates the 1984 treaty it signed with Britain to guarantee the city’s autonomy.
News published on 2014-12-14 15:50:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Information Age
In Haiti, Government Is Where You Go to Get Rich
The political class fights over who next will loot the economy. Growth is an afterthought.
News published on 2014-12-14 15:46:40 from the Wall Street Journal about The Americas
Apple Should Win Its E-Book Appeal
The antitrust cops favored Amazon, and Judge Cote misinterpreted the law and the business evidence.
News published on 2014-12-14 15:44:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
How to Keep Proving the Economic Pessimists Wrong
Our pro-growth policies in the U.K. are paying off, and the U.S. is reviving too. Here are three essential elements of a plan for long-term progress.
News published on 2014-12-14 15:42:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Internet Tax Reprieve
Congress spares the Web from political raids, but for less than a year.
News published on 2014-12-14 15:41:10 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Senate Weekend Work Advances a Slew of Nominations
As Senate Republicans and Democrats sparred Saturday, Majority Leader Harry Reid advanced a number of presidential nominees toward confirmation, including the pick for U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy.
News published on 2014-12-14 15:04:55 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Technip Drops Plan to Buy CGG
French oil service company Technip SA Sunday said it dropped plans to acquire peer CGG after talks on merger failed.
News published on 2014-12-14 14:45:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Petsmart $8.7bn buyout tops 2014 charts
Team led by Europe’s BC Partners buys US pet supplies chain
News published on 2014-12-14 14:25:01 from the Financial Times about Retail
Eurosceptics urge Cameron to avoid battle
Group outlines EU strategy without treaty change
News published on 2014-12-14 14:00:05 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Britain looks for EU treaty shortcuts
Cameron warned of political impossibility of referendum strategy
News published on 2014-12-14 14:00:05 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Cameron aims for ‘sweet spot’ in EU deal timing
PM sees his chance in gap between French and German polls
News published on 2014-12-14 14:00:05 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
China’s Coal Addiction Brings Scourge of Black Lung
Miners have been the front line of China’s boom, working in an industry powering the country’s transformation. Now they are among its casualties, many suffering from pneumoconiosis, or black lung.
News published on 2014-12-14 13:51:00 from the Wall Street Journal about China News
Opec can ride out cheap oil, says head
Badri defends maintaining output at 30m barrels
News published on 2014-12-14 13:36:17 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Accor signs deal for China expansion
Alliance with Huazhu to double hotels in country
News published on 2014-12-14 12:34:33 from the Financial Times about Travel Amp Leisure
Cost of the Afghanistan war

News published on 2014-12-14 12:23:04 from the Financial Times about Afghanistan
Edward Scissorhands, Sadler’s Wells, London
Despite the best efforts of some fine dance actors, this is Matthew Bourne on autopilot
News published on 2014-12-14 12:20:17 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
Longest war for US cost $1tn
Billions more at stake after involvement officially ends this month
News published on 2014-12-14 12:19:56 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Treasure Island, National Theatre, London
Bryony Lavery’s production awakens the inner adolescent runaway in all of us
News published on 2014-12-14 12:19:35 from the Financial Times about Theatre Amp Dance
The Way Back Home, Young Vic, London
ENO’s first opera for children boasts vibrant images, beautiful music and a baffling storyline
News published on 2014-12-14 12:19:24 from the Financial Times about Music
Turkey Detains Supporters of President's Rival
Turkish police detained the editor of the country’s largest-selling newspaper and several other prominent figures, signaling a new crackdown on one of the president’s political rivals ahead of summer elections.
News published on 2014-12-14 12:07:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Nigeria tycoon pumps $2bn into refinery
Aliko Dangote raises investment to $11bn despite looming slowdown in the country
News published on 2014-12-14 12:07:14 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Greece Revisits the Panic
Antonis Samaras wants to scare voters rather than try to persuade them.
News published on 2014-12-14 11:36:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Review Outlook
Murphy plays the Scottish card
New Labour leader plans to rewrite party’s constitution to emphasise autonomy from London
News published on 2014-12-14 11:21:45 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Bank traders lose big on AbbVie-Shire bets
Unease over whether banks are skirting a ban on making speculative bets with their own funds
News published on 2014-12-14 11:10:18 from the Financial Times about Banks
Afghanistan: ‘This is not over yet’
The Taliban’s threat and Kabul’s weakness make full disengagement unlikely
News published on 2014-12-14 11:06:28 from the Financial Times about The Big Read
Commodities Go From Hoard to Floored
When commodity booms lead to large increases in hidden stockpiles, the busts can be all the more severe. Oil- and iron-market woes may be far from over.
News published on 2014-12-14 11:06:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Heard On The Street
US budget acrimony signals trouble ahead
Bill outraged liberals over move to soften rules on banks trading derivatives
News published on 2014-12-14 10:48:06 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
The Cancer Drugs Fund is a costly mistake
Labour compounds error in backing treatment with marginal benefit
News published on 2014-12-14 10:30:56 from the Financial Times about FT View
Central banks lift veil on more secrets
Increased transparency in how monetary policy operates is welcome
News published on 2014-12-14 10:27:35 from the Financial Times about FT View
Abe wins mandate for business as usual
Voters fear prime minister may not focus on economic reforms but on an assertive foreign policy
News published on 2014-12-14 10:24:30 from the Financial Times about Japan
Petrobras vuelve a posponer la publicación de sus resultados por el escándalo de corrupción
La petrolera estatal brasileña Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. retrasó de nuevo el viernes la publicación de sus resultados financieros del tercer trimestre y anunció que reducirá su ambicioso plan de inversiones por el escándalo de corrupción en el que e
News published on 2014-12-14 10:11:22 from the Wall Street Journal about
Electricity auction set to begin
Efforts to secure supplies estimated to cost more than £1.8bn a year
News published on 2014-12-14 10:05:52 from the Financial Times about Business
Climate diplomacy: Keeping the show on the road
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Climate diplomacy Rubric: 
News published on 2014-12-14 09:45:15 from the The Economist about International
From terrible legal opinions to abuse
Bush administration lawyers must be held to account for authorising torture, writes Philippe Sands
News published on 2014-12-14 09:40:50 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Ukip candidate apologises over homophobia
Activist recorded using terms ‘poofter’ and ‘chinky bird’
News published on 2014-12-14 09:39:55 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Low oil price could idle US stripper wells
Small operators who drain old wells suffer as crude hits $60
News published on 2014-12-14 09:27:52 from the Financial Times about Oil Amp Gas
Investors bank on Lending Club success
IPO price surge suggests the market sees an Alibaba in the making
News published on 2014-12-14 09:24:48 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Too big to resist: Wall Street’s comeback
There will be another crisis. No law can stop it, no regulator can foresee it
News published on 2014-12-14 09:19:06 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Scores Die as Congo Boat Sinks
At least 129 people have died after a boat sank on a lake in a remote corner of Congo, authorities said.
News published on 2014-12-14 09:07:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Africa News
PayPal starts lending money to merchants
Move mirrors rise of start-ups such as Lending Club
News published on 2014-12-14 09:05:31 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Chinese nuclear group buys UK wind farms
Beijing-owned group enters Europe’s renewables market
News published on 2014-12-14 09:04:32 from the Financial Times about Energy
Divisions weaken the ECB’s hand on QE
Split risks undermining size and scope of what central bank buys
News published on 2014-12-14 09:01:44 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
Topsy-turvy EU world of power politics
The higher up the political food chain you rise, the smaller the sums you are allowed to talk about
News published on 2014-12-14 08:58:09 from the Financial Times about Columnists
Murphy says Labour can hold Scots seats
Party seeks to regain initiative in key region for general election
News published on 2014-12-14 08:57:47 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Cloudy horizon for Iomart
Cinven was right to be wary of buyout as share price falls
News published on 2014-12-14 08:55:45 from the Financial Times about Technology
Jimmy Lai to Resign as Next Media Chairman
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai said he will resign from his position as chairman and executive director of Next Media, days after his arrest at a pro-democracy protest.
News published on 2014-12-14 08:44:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Prepare for the coming Japanese boom
Country sees strengthening of solvency thanks to stock of net overseas assets, writes Peter Tasker
News published on 2014-12-14 08:37:20 from the Financial Times about Opinion
Los sonidos fuertes y repentinos podrían causar lesiones de rodilla
Bocinas, sirenas y otros ruidos repentinos pueden perturbar circuitos del cerebro que controlan músculos y ligamentos que estabilizan la rodilla, lo que lleva a la gente a tropezar y caer, sugieren investigadores.
News published on 2014-12-14 08:37:14 from the Wall Street Journal about
Escritor, pintor y músico: las múltiples facetas de Neil Young
En el último año, Neil Young ha desempeñado una cantidad de roles distintos: escritor de ciencia ficción, pintor, emprendedor tecnológico y, por supuesto, músico. Mientras se relaja en uno de los autobuses con los que va de gira antes de un conciert
News published on 2014-12-14 08:37:14 from the Wall Street Journal about
¿Puede pagarles a sus empleados para que sean innovadores?
Muchas empresas dicen que quieren que sus empleados sean más innovadores, al extremo de que la palabra se vuelve un eslogan sin sentido. Pero ¿puede pagarle a alguien para que sea innovador? Sí, dependiendo de cuánto le pague, según un par de investi
News published on 2014-12-14 08:37:13 from the Wall Street Journal about
Cable accuses Nats of under-investment
Ministers to receive report on Monday of computer problems that stopped flights
News published on 2014-12-14 08:34:12 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Cab Drivers to Block Paris in Protest Against Uber
Cab drivers will block accesses to Paris on Monday to protest after a court Friday declined to ban Uber Technologies from running a service that allows drivers without professional licenses to take passengers within cities.
News published on 2014-12-14 08:08:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
Banks’ dismissal of P2P lenders a risk
Too much complacency invites disruption akin to that experienced by Uber’s rivals
News published on 2014-12-14 07:57:38 from the Financial Times about Financials
Agile Property Chairman Released From Custody
Chinese property-developer Agile Property Holdings said its chairman, Chen Zhuo Lin, who was in the custody of Chinese prosecutors for the past two months, will return to work Monday.
News published on 2014-12-14 07:56:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Asian Business News
Gulf Stock Markets Tumble Again
Stocks in the Persian Gulf slumped again on Sunday, mirroring a similarly sharp selloff last week and all but wiping out year-to-date gains for some of the world’s best performing equity markets this year.
News published on 2014-12-14 07:54:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Okinawa sends message to Abe
Candidates opposed to marine base’s relocation on course to win all four districts in prefecture
News published on 2014-12-14 07:52:59 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
JPMorgan’s Dimon smiles and dials DC
Banker phones members of Congress in counter attack over derivatives
News published on 2014-12-14 07:46:43 from the Financial Times about Financial Services
Catalonia split bid hurts property market
Barcelona stands to benefit from recovery but political risk may affect that
News published on 2014-12-14 07:16:17 from the Financial Times about Property
ITV and Sky set for showdown over fees
Ofcom launches consultation on public service broadcasters
News published on 2014-12-14 07:06:55 from the Financial Times about Media
Dominique Senequier: A French financier’s burden
One of Europe’s leading private equity bosses feels hampered by nationality not gender, writes Anne-Sylvaine Chassany
News published on 2014-12-14 07:01:00 from the Financial Times about Management
Beware Twitter eulogies to a boss
Alan Rusbridger’s exit shows how our aversion to brown-nosing has got lost along the way
News published on 2014-12-14 06:47:56 from the Financial Times about Management
Katainen warns on EU investment scheme
Commission vice-president says politicians should not pick projects
News published on 2014-12-14 06:08:05 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
OPEC Head: No Oil Target Price
The head of the OPEC said the group hasn’t set a fixed oil-price target, and urged exporters from the Gulf region to continue to invest in exploration and production even as a decline in the oil price crimps revenue.
News published on 2014-12-14 06:07:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
Haiti Prime Minister Resigns
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced early Sunday that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent antigovernment protests and a commission’s call for him to step down.
News published on 2014-12-14 05:51:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Latin America News
IMF Team to Return to Ukraine in Early 2015
The IMF said its team is expected to return to Ukraine early 2015 to conduct policy discussions, but it wasn’t clear if the country would have to wait until January to get much-needed funds.
News published on 2014-12-14 05:47:20 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Maurice Lévy tries to pick up Publicis
Head of advertising group squares up to the “digital tsunami”
News published on 2014-12-14 05:41:17 from the Financial Times about Media
Network Rail’s performance under fire
Regulator says nearly every element of the business is deteriorating, including punctuality
News published on 2014-12-14 05:32:24 from the Financial Times about Transport
Abenomics hinges on a tricky balance
To some, the goal is to dig Japan out of deflation, to others structural reforms are key
News published on 2014-12-14 05:30:49 from the Financial Times about Japan
Card retailers spread thrifty tidings
Competition steps up at value end of Christmas greetings market
News published on 2014-12-14 05:22:34 from the Financial Times about Retail
Libya civil war threatens oil facilities
Militias from Misurata attempt to seize control of al-Sidr terminal
News published on 2014-12-14 05:19:43 from the Financial Times about Middle East Amp North Africa
Turkish journalists held in crackdown
Arrests are latest explosive moves in battle between Erdogan and Gulen
News published on 2014-12-14 05:10:55 from the Financial Times about Europe
MPs seek redacted torture report material
Spotlight thrown on UK’s role in treatment of al-Qaeda suspects
News published on 2014-12-14 04:55:46 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
What it really means to be a political animal
Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban’s ‘Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind’ probes voter self-interest
News published on 2014-12-14 04:43:24 from the Financial Times about Books
Birmingham council reels from scathing reports
Several councillors complain of feeling ‘put under the cosh’ by Conservative-led coalition
News published on 2014-12-14 04:14:45 from the Financial Times about Uk
Scandinavian jet in near-miss over Baltic
Officials highlight ‘serious risk’ of accidents
News published on 2014-12-14 04:11:35 from the Financial Times about Europe
China Growth Could Slow to 7.1%, Researchers Say
A team of researchers at China’s central bank said the world’s second-largest economy could see growth slow to 7.1% next year, down from about 7.4% this year, weighed down by a domestic property market slump.
News published on 2014-12-14 04:00:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia Economy
Japan's Abe Poised for Landslide Win
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party is poised for a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election, according to public broadcaster NHK, securing a fresh mandate from voters.
News published on 2014-12-14 03:58:18 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Julius Baer vindicated over Merrill Lynch
Swiss bank nears completion of wealth management business integration
News published on 2014-12-14 03:57:22 from the Financial Times about Banks
Foreign websites click with Korean shoppers
Bargain-hunters are choosing the web over bricks-and-mortar stores
News published on 2014-12-14 03:43:20 from the Financial Times about Retail
S Sudan leaders fail to agree peace plan
Current war is about egos and mediators face an uphill battle with little sign of compromise
News published on 2014-12-14 03:38:56 from the Financial Times about Africa
Egypt Sends 439 to Military Trials Over Violence
Egypt’s top prosecutor referred 439 people to military tribunals for acts of violence including the killing of three policemen last year, while authorities denied entry to a prominent American scholar arriving at Cairo’s international airport.
News published on 2014-12-14 03:37:45 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
Libya Declares Force Majeure on Two Key Oil Ports
Libya has declared force majeure on two key oil ports, a top oil official said Sunday, as armed clashes disrupted about half of the country’s crude export capacity.
News published on 2014-12-14 03:35:24 from the Wall Street Journal about Commodities
German business fears tax blow from court
Constitutional court to decide on inheritance tax exemptions amid concern over wealth inequality
News published on 2014-12-14 03:33:46 from the Financial Times about EU Economy
Indonesia Landslide Death Toll Rises
The death toll from a landslide in Central Java rose to 32 and could climb further as more than 70 villagers remain missing two days after the disaster struck.
News published on 2014-12-14 03:21:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Climate Talks Yield Progress With Plan for Emission Cuts
International negotiations to reach a climate-change deal took a small step forward as nearly 200 countries agreed on a way to draw up plans for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions after 2020.
News published on 2014-12-14 03:05:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Environment Amp Science
U.K. Airspace Glitch Cause Is Fixed
The cause of a technical glitch behind the closure of London’s airspace that caused major travel disruption on Friday has been found and fixed, the head of the U.K.’s air-traffic-control organization said.
News published on 2014-12-14 00:56:42 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
China bank deals hint at renewed confidence
Number of overseas deals by banks and insurers hits record in 2014
News published on 2014-12-14 00:23:50 from the Financial Times about Banks
UN climate deal reached in marathon session
Past-deadline haggling produces watered-down deal ahead of Paris summit in 2015
News published on 2014-12-13 23:54:18 from the Financial Times about World
Abe set for easy poll victory
Polls suggest Japan PM could extend his lower house ‘supermajority’ as vote gets underway
News published on 2014-12-13 22:32:42 from the Financial Times about Japan
New China free trade zones to lift growth
Three new zones for Guangdong, Fujian and Tianjin along Shanghai FTZ lines
News published on 2014-12-13 22:00:17 from the Financial Times about China
Norway ‘burnt’ foreign investors
Large investor accuses the government of protecting the national oil company
News published on 2014-12-13 21:37:55 from the Financial Times about Regulation Amp Governance
Investors start legal battle against OW Bunker
Nine investors try to ascertain if losses can be recovered
News published on 2014-12-13 21:36:48 from the Financial Times about Regulation Amp Governance
Warnings of a bloodbath in bonds
The Federal Reserve has clearly signalled aggressive rate rises, writes David Oakley
News published on 2014-12-13 21:21:08 from the Financial Times about Opinion
US Senate deal ends shutdown threat
$1.1bn spending package ends threat of government shutdown after days of revolts
News published on 2014-12-13 20:45:49 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Johnson Leads Hot-Shooting Nets Over Hornets
Joe Johnson helps Brooklyn build a big lead and roll to an easy 114-87 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.
News published on 2014-12-13 19:46:02 from the Wall Street Journal about NBA
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman
After one of the most statistically impressive seasons in the history of college football, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy, making him the school’s first winner of the sport’s top individual award.
News published on 2014-12-13 19:43:06 from the Wall Street Journal about College Football
Hedge funds contest BES bailout decision
Investors’ lawsuit contests the European Commission’s decision to give the green light to the state aid proposal put forward by Portugal to rescue BES
News published on 2014-12-13 19:40:11 from the Financial Times about Banks
How Cheap Oil Complicates Investing
While some stocks, like retailers, benefit, others take it on the chin, writes Gregory Zuckerman.
News published on 2014-12-13 17:11:46 from the Wall Street Journal about Sunday Journal
Conservatives Draw Out Wrangling On Budget Bill
The Senate dug in for rare weekend work Saturday, after conservative Republicans’ opposition to a $1.1 trillion spending bill tied the chamber in knots, forcing a session that was expected to go well into the night.
News published on 2014-12-13 16:36:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Protesters Rally in Washington, Other Cities
Thousands marched in Washington and several other U.S. cities to protest a series of grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men.
News published on 2014-12-13 16:29:25 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Japan Begins Voting for Parliament in Referendum on Abe
Japanese voters began selecting a new parliament on Sunday in an election seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies, known as Abenomics.
News published on 2014-12-13 15:32:40 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
Manhattan Demonstrators Protest Police Violence
Thousands of demonstrators protesting what they see as police violence marched up Sixth Avenue on Saturday afternoon.
News published on 2014-12-13 15:19:27 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
$1.1tn budget bill delayed in US Senate
Parties clash in weekend session to avoid shutdown, pass bill to extend stopgap funding until Wednesday
News published on 2014-12-13 14:34:21 from the Financial Times about US Politics Amp Policy
Japanese Candidates Make Final Pitches
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his economic policies, while opposition leader Banri Kaieda said his actions benefited relatively few.
News published on 2014-12-13 11:57:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Japan News
Taliban Attacks Kill 20 in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army bus in Kabul, one of several assaults across the country that killed at least 20 people.
News published on 2014-12-13 11:38:41 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
UN climate talks run into trouble
Dispute centres on issue that has clouded 20 years of climate talks: how wealthy and developing countries should share the burden of cutting carbon dioxide emissions
News published on 2014-12-13 10:51:37 from the Financial Times about Globaleconomy
Thousands Protest Polish Election Results
Thousands of supporters of a conservative opposition party in Poland marched to protest the results of recent local elections, which party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski says were falsified.
News published on 2014-12-13 07:25:07 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Islamic State Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter
Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, killing the two pilots on board and raising fresh concerns about the extremists’ ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.
News published on 2014-12-13 07:03:18 from the Wall Street Journal about Middle East News
System Outage Caused U.K. Flight Delays
An unprecedented technical outage was behind the closure of London’s airspace which caused major travel disruption on Friday, the country’s air traffic control organization said.
News published on 2014-12-13 06:39:31 from the Wall Street Journal about Europe News
Indian Man Arrested Over Pro-Islamic State Tweets
Indian police arrested a man allegedly behind a popular Twitter account which had been used spread the views of Islamic State.
News published on 2014-12-13 04:39:54 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
Murphy named Scottish Labour leader
Murphy promises to make fighting inequality central to his effort to rebuild a party that has seen its support slump since September’s independence referendum
News published on 2014-12-13 04:19:39 from the Financial Times about Politics Amp Policy
Police to Clear Last Hong Kong Protest Site
Police said they would clear the last-remaining pro-democracy protest site on Monday, a largely symbolic move to reopen an area that saw few protesters throughout the occupation.
News published on 2014-12-13 03:33:33 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
At least 17 dead in Java landslide
A landslide destroyed a remote village in Java, Indonesia, killing at least 17 people, as rescuers used their bare hands to search through the mud for scores of missing villagers
News published on 2014-12-13 03:08:30 from the Financial Times about Asia-Pacific
India arrests man over pro-Isis tweets
Indian police on Saturday arrested a company executive suspected of operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account that published updates on the group’s military campaign
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Wife of Thai Heir Gives Up Royal Title
The commoner wife of the heir to the Thai throne has given up her royal status, a palace statement said, following a corruption investigation that has implicated some of her relatives.
News published on 2014-12-13 02:39:16 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
China Raises Scrutiny of Margin Trading
China’s securities watchdog said it would conduct spot checks on some brokerages’ margin trading business, signaling regulators’ concerns about the risky investment practice.
News published on 2014-12-13 00:50:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
What to Do When Santa Retires? Hire a Teen 'Angel'
In Waging, Germany, Santa’s spell seemed to have worn off. To fill his shoes, locals turned to the region’s young girls.
News published on 2014-12-12 22:10:46 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
How the Original Geneva Convention Created Rules for War
The Senate report on harsh CIA interrogations reminds us that torture and cruelty once were central to combat.
News published on 2014-12-12 22:07:00 from the Wall Street Journal about Historically Speaking
What's News: Business & Finance
Crude-oil prices sank to their lowest level in five years after the IEA cut its forecast for global oil demand for the fifth time in six months. A1U.S. stocks tumbled as oil’s sustained slide raised doubts about the health of the world economy. The D
News published on 2014-12-12 21:45:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News Business Finance
New Boss at Christie's Hints at Art Shake-Up
French billionaire François Pinault popped into the London headquarters of auction house Christie’s one day in 1994 to see some art. He was accompanied by one of his employees, Patricia Barbizet, who helped translate, recalls Brett Gorvy, the Christi
News published on 2014-12-12 21:45:34 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
A Four-Ingredient Muscovado Pudding
This creamy dessert started life at London bistro Little Social, as a tart. But why fuss with a crust when the filling is so satisfying solo? The recipe calls for nothing more than some sugar, eggs, cream and, if you like, a final sprinkling of flaky
News published on 2014-12-12 21:44:30 from the Wall Street Journal about Food Drink
BAIC Motor Raises $1.4 Billion
BAIC Motor, a Chinese car maker partly owned by Daimler, has raised $1.4 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong after pricing the deal around the middle of an indicative price range, people familiar with the situation said.
News published on 2014-12-12 21:24:17 from the Wall Street Journal about IPOs
Indonesia Landslide Kills Eight
A mudslide in a hilly village in Central Java left at least eight people dead and around 100 people missing, officials said.
News published on 2014-12-12 21:21:05 from the Wall Street Journal about Asia News
NLRB Completes Rule to Streamline, Speed Union-Organizing Elections
The National Labor Relations Board adopted a final rule to streamline and speed union-organizing elections in the private sector.
News published on 2014-12-12 21:12:16 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
Spending Vote Gives Glimpse of Future in the Capital
The wrangling over a $1.1 trillion spending bill is the first test of how political forces unleashed by the midterm elections and impending 2016 campaigns will influence governing in Washington.
News published on 2014-12-12 20:32:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Bethel Blends Small-Town Feel With City Access
Situated about 60 miles from Manhattan with some 18,500 residents, Bethel offers a rural, small-town feel within striking distance of New York City, Hartford and Stamford.
News published on 2014-12-12 20:21:36 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Real Estate Commercial
The Devils Finally Get Into the Details
Hockey is catching up with the other major sports when it comes to advanced statistical analysis. That’s why the Devils hired a 36-year former poker player to be their first director of analytics.
News published on 2014-12-12 20:17:38 from the Wall Street Journal about NHL
King Says Nets Aren't Looking to Unload Talent
Are the Nets having a fire sale? On Friday, GM Billy King responded to recent reports that the team is shopping Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson for possible trades, saying he wants to stock up, not down.
News published on 2014-12-12 20:07:57 from the Wall Street Journal about Brooklyn Nets
Knicks Win a Game, Lose Shumpert in the Process
The Knicks snapped their longest losing streak since 2006, beating the division rival Celtics, 101-95, at TD Garden on Friday. But in the process, the team lost Iman Shumpert, who dislocated his shoulder in the second quarter.
News published on 2014-12-12 20:02:44 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Knicks
He Isn't Derek Jeter, But He Is a Knight
Didi Gregorius has big shoes to fill in replacing baseball royalty Derek Jeter. And while he isn’t quite royal, Gregorius is a knight of his home island of Curaçao. Will he be able to save a Yankee team in distress?
News published on 2014-12-12 19:57:24 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Yankees
At Fordham, Two Great Years Are Rewarded With Eight More
Fordham has extended the contract of its head football coach, Joe Moorhead, for the second time in just 366 days. Moorhead is now under contract to coach the Rams through the 2022 season.
News published on 2014-12-12 19:54:57 from the Wall Street Journal about College Football
Shooting of Cleveland Boy Labeled a Homicide by Medical Examiner
A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun died last month from a single shot fired by a rookie police officer, according to an autopsy released Friday.
News published on 2014-12-12 19:50:56 from the Wall Street Journal about U S News
New Christie's CEO Hints at Art Shake-Up
French billionaire François Pinault’s move to name Patricia Barbizet as CEO of Christie’s has unleashed a swirl of speculation about the 248-year-old auction house’s future, including a potential restructuring.
News published on 2014-12-12 19:47:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Faces, and Forces, Behind New York City Protests
The thousands in New York who have protested the recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men cut a wide swath.
News published on 2014-12-12 19:32:29 from the Wall Street Journal about New York
Tacuba Serves Up Mexican Dishes in Astoria
Tacuba is a laid-back and fun cantina close to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. It also has an extensive list of tequila and mescal.
News published on 2014-12-12 19:12:12 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Lunch Box
Art at the End of History
A sense of history looms over ‘The Forever Now,’ a painting exhibition opening at the Museum of Modern Art, even though none of the work on display is even 10 years old.
News published on 2014-12-12 19:11:10 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
Cuomo, Legislators Jockey Over Bank-Settlement Proceeds
New York state lawmakers face an enviable problem heading into the new year: how to spend an extra $5 billion.
News published on 2014-12-12 19:04:43 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Celebrating a Tale of a Personal Shopper
Louise Maniscalco and Susan Rudin packed the BG restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate the release of ‘The Trade Off,’ their insiders’ take on the profession.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:59:07 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Heard Scene
Track Defects Blamed in F Train Derailment
The MTA’s report faulted track inspection crews in its New York City Transit division for failing to identify, document and correct a defect for at least a year before the derailment.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:58:46 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Transit
Decadeslong Arrest Wave Vexes Employers
An explosion in the number of Americans with a criminal record of some sort leaves companies struggling to navigate a patchwork of rules that either encourage or deter hiring them.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:56:28 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Greater New York Watch: News Digest
A roundup of news from across the tri-state region.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:41:21 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
Petrobras Reports Some Financials Amid Probe
Brazilian state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro delayed for a second time the release of its third-quarter financial results as fallout from a widening corruption scandal spreads.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:29:06 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Your Holiday Sipping Strategy: Champagne Cocktails
No wonder the vogue for drinks made with Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and other sparkling wines is reaching critical mass: They’re festive, fancy, literally scintillating—plus, you can indulge liberally and still stay upright.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:26:26 from the Wall Street Journal about Food Drink
Fire Forces 4,000 to Evacuate Natural History Museum
‘Torch work’ may have started the fire, which activated the sprinkler system. The extent of damage was unclear, fire officials said.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:25:31 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Region
After Unrest, Barriers Go Up in Jerusalem
The cement barriers that Israel has used for years to restrict the movements of Palestinians in the West Bank and deter attacks by militants were recently introduced in this contested holy city after a rash of riots and killings.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:13:03 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
The New Tchotchke in Town
Metro Money’s Anne Kadet on a new trinket in New York City’s souvenir shops and newsstands: One World Trade Center.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:03:17 from the Wall Street Journal about Metro Money
Finding Racism Where It Isn't
The federal government turns its ‘disparate impact’ hunt on the auto-loan market.
News published on 2014-12-12 18:00:03 from the Wall Street Journal about Business World
People's Climate Summit Finds Culprit in Capitalism
At alternative to global climate talks, some environmentalists hope to phase out fossil fuels while others say the problem is capitalism.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:58:40 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
The Motor City's Regulators Are Hitting the Brakes on Regrowth
Nascent small businesses sprout up in Detroit only to find that the struggling city’s rules trump all.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:58:27 from the Wall Street Journal about Opinion
Coal Stokes Dispute at Climate Negotiations in Peru
The push for a global climate deal is leading to calls for large cutbacks in the use of coal, provoking stiff opposition from coal producers and exporting countries.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:56:33 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
How Crude Oil's Global Collapse Unfolded
The plunge in crude oil prices from over $100 a barrel to under $65 has been portrayed as a showdown between Saudi Arabia and the U.S., two of the biggest oil producers. But the reality is more complex, going back to 2008.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:47:11 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
U.S. Energy Boom's Other Winner: Utilities
New or expanding manufacturing plants tied to the U.S. energy boom are increasing demand for electricity, reversing years of stagnant power use in the country, utility executives say.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:40:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Five Winter Festivals Worth the Trip
With ice cities, reindeer races and night parades, these cold-weather events can cure you of cabin fever.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:33:48 from the Wall Street Journal about Sites Sightings
A Downtown Spin on Christmas
A sampling of New York City’s unconventional Christmas shows.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:24:00 from the Wall Street Journal about NY Culture
NFL Week 15: Power Rankings and Picks
Our mathematical model shows how all 32 teams stack up, based on the predicted score against a league-average team, plus where it disagrees with the week’s betting lines.
News published on 2014-12-12 17:22:20 from the Wall Street Journal about NFL
Reynolds, Lorillard Holders to Vote Jan. 28 on Merger
Tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard said they would put their proposed $25 billion merger up for shareholder votes Jan. 28.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:56:36 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
Women at Work: A Guide for Men
The Saturday Essay: Even the most well-intentioned male managers can be clueless when dealing with women in the workplace.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:50:59 from the Wall Street Journal about The Saturday Essay
Boost Your Chances for College Aid
Weekend Investor: Shifting income from one year to another and spending strategically are among the timely moves that could help families qualify for need-based financial aid.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:49:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Weekend Investor
Adrian Peterson's Appeal Is Denied
An appeals officer rules against the star Vikings running back, ending chance for 2014 return; players’ union mulls further legal action
News published on 2014-12-12 16:47:39 from the Wall Street Journal about NFL
After Santa Resigns, Small Town Rewrites Job Description
WAGING, Germany—When this Alpine town’s long-serving Santa announced he would retire ahead of the holiday season, leaving no successor, the community scrambled for an idea to save Christmas.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:45:01 from the Wall Street Journal about A-hed
What's News: World-Wide
The wrangling between the White House and Congress over the spending bill foreshadows two years of battles between the two parties—and within them. A1• Senate leaders workedto reach a deal to quickly pass the bill to fund most of the government throu
News published on 2014-12-12 16:44:54 from the Wall Street Journal about Whats News World Wide
Spending Vote Gives Glimpse Of Future
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News published on 2014-12-12 16:44:53 from the Wall Street Journal about General News
Stocks Tumble After Weak Oil Forecast
Since the 1970s, Nigeria has sent a steady stream of high-quality crude oil to North American refineries. As recently as 2010, tankers delivered a million barrels a day.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:44:50 from the Wall Street Journal about Business
The Lombardi of Teen Running
Bill Aris, a high school cross-country coach in suburban Syracuse, N.Y., has won nine national titles by stressing teamwork over individuality.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:42:35 from the Wall Street Journal about Sports
Climate talks struggle into overtime
Delegates in Lima decide just one paragraph for final text
News published on 2014-12-12 16:40:39 from the Financial Times about Latin America Amp Caribbean
Adrian Peterson's Appeal Is Denied
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson’s appeal of a league suspension has been denied, the NFL said. Peterson was banned from all Vikings activities, including games, after a grand jury indicted him on a felony charge of injury to a child.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:38:11 from the Wall Street Journal about NFL
Sony's TV Unit Mends, but Will It Be Enough?
Sony’s television-set business is headed toward an annual profit after years of losses, but some analysts wonder whether the company would be better off getting out of what can be a low-margin business.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:34:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Technology
New Ties by Mexico Builder Roil Nation
Opposition parties called for a probe into a loan and home purchase the Mexican finance minister secured from the same politically connected businessman who built and held the title to a mansion for Mexico’s first lady.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:34:03 from the Wall Street Journal about World News
NY prepares for weekend protests
Estimates of a 40,000-strong crowd expected over black community policing
News published on 2014-12-12 16:29:43 from the Financial Times about US Society
How Army Once Found the Will to Win
In 1944, Army was suffering through a football malaise, though not as severe as the current 12-game losing streak to Navy. Army did win what turned out to be the greatest of all the Army-Navy games. The Cadets can only hope for a similar outcome this
News published on 2014-12-12 16:29:26 from the Wall Street Journal about College Football Randy Roberts
Senate Leaders Press for Quick Passage of Spending Bill
Senate leaders worked to reach an agreement to quickly pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund most of the government through next September, but the timing of its passage remained in question Friday evening.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:26:52 from the Wall Street Journal about Politics And Policy
Dow Falls More Than 300 Points
U.S. stocks tumbled Friday, with the Dow industrials posting their biggest weekly drop since September 2011, as the sustained drop in crude oil revived growth concerns.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:26:25 from the Wall Street Journal about Today S Markets
Health Law Hurts Some Free Clinics
Some free U.S. health clinics serving the uninsured are shutting their doors because of funding shortfalls and low demand they attribute to the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:20:14 from the Wall Street Journal about Health Policy
Banco Espirito Santo Bondholders Challenge Rescue
A group of bondholders in Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo are challenging a European Commission decision that cleared the way for the bank’s breakup in August.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:16:59 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Binder & Binder Prepares for Possible Chapter 11
One of the nation’s largest Social-Security disability firms, Binder & Binder, is preparing for a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter said.
News published on 2014-12-12 16:11:44 from the Wall Street Journal about Markets
Proxy Adviser Backs Walgreen-Alliance Boots Merger
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. on Friday backed Walgreen Co.’s proposed $14.7 billion takeover of U.K. drugstore chain Alliance Boots.