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Republican Candidates Play Defense Over Health Care

Republican Candidates Play Defense Over Health Care

Many Republicans are urgently trying to reassure voters they want to save the protections in President Obama’s 2010 health law. Democrats are pouring on ads to remind the electorate of the GOP push to repeal the law.

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Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star Who Bet on Sears, Is Unrepentant

Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star Who Bet on Sears, Is Unrepentant

He made billions for investors in his ESL Investments fund by bucking naysayers. At the storied American retailer, which filed for bankruptcy this week, his instincts proved wrong.

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Mattis Tries to Dial Back Confrontation With China in Defense Talks

Mattis Tries to Dial Back Confrontation With China in Defense Talks

The defense secretary held wide-ranging talks with his Chinese counterpart against a backdrop of confrontations over trade and other disputes between the Trump administration and Beijing.

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Stuyvesant, Other Elite New York Public High Schools Could Admit Students Who Didn’t Pass State Tests

Stuyvesant, Other Elite New York Public High Schools Could Admit Students Who Didn’t Pass State Tests

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to change admissions for eight specialized high schools could lead to students with markedly lower state test scores getting into these competitive schools, according to a review of New York City data.

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Ease or Squeeze? U.S., Seoul Wrangle Over North Korea Policy

Ease or Squeeze? U.S., Seoul Wrangle Over North Korea Policy

Friction is growing between South Korea and the U.S. over how best to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear program, with Washington maintaining pressure and Seoul seeking to ease sanctions and reduce the North’s isolation.

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Alcoa Raises Profit Outlook as Tariffs Lift Aluminum Prices

Alcoa Raises Profit Outlook as Tariffs Lift Aluminum Prices

Alcoa said higher U.S. aluminum prices from a tariff on imports and rising sales of raw materials needed to make aluminum improved its revenue in the third quarter.

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In Facebook’s Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Play a Supporting Role

In Facebook’s Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Play a Supporting Role

The social network’s algorithms scan billions of posts each day in hopes of flagging misinformation before it goes viral; humans play a supporting role, but in the end they simply can’t keep up.

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Democratic House Candidates Dominate in Fundraising

Democratic House Candidates Dominate in Fundraising

Democratic House candidates are doing well at raising a lot of money this year, and it's one reason they are confident in their ability to take control of the House. The WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: Getty

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Makers of Dove Soap, Nescafe Are Raising Prices Again

Makers of Dove Soap, Nescafe Are Raising Prices Again

Two of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, Unilever and Nestlé, reported stronger sales as a wave of inflation in many markets emboldened them to raise prices.

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Steve Penny, Former USA Gymnastics President, Is Arrested in Tennessee

Steve Penny, Former USA Gymnastics President, Is Arrested in Tennessee

The former president of USA Gymnastics was arrested on evidence-tampering charges stemming from a Texas investigation into sexual-abuse allegations and other misconduct at the women’s gymnastics team’s training camp.

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Morgan Stanley Banker’s Side Gig Could Help Firm Land Highly Coveted Role on Uber IPO

Morgan Stanley Banker’s Side Gig Could Help Firm Land Highly Coveted Role on Uber IPO

As Uber’s stock-market debut looms, Morgan Stanley’s top technology banker has taken center stage. He has moonlighted for years as a driver for the ride-hailing service, which may help Morgan Stanley win the coveted role of top underwriter.

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Ease or Squeeze? U.S., Seoul Wrangle Over North Korea Policy

Ease or Squeeze? U.S., Seoul Wrangle Over North Korea Policy

Friction is growing between South Korea and the U.S. over how best to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear program, with Washington maintaining pressure and Seoul seeking to ease sanctions and reduce the North’s isolation.

Published 1 month ago

Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana Offers a Test Case for Other Countries

Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana Offers a Test Case for Other Countries

Canada became the largest country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, a potentially watershed moment for a nascent cannabis industry that is banking on showing the drug can be safely regulated.

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United, Delta Climb on Business-Class Demand

United, Delta Climb on Business-Class Demand

Strong demand for premium travel is helping U.S. carriers like United and Delta offset higher fuel costs.

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Novartis to Buy Cancer-Drug Maker Endocyte for $2.1 Billion

Novartis to Buy Cancer-Drug Maker Endocyte for $2.1 Billion

Novartis said it would buy cancer-drug maker Endocyte for $2.1 billion, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant’s latest move to refocus on higher-value medicines.

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