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Trump’s New National-Security Policy: Paper Tiger or Hidden Dragon?

Trump’s New National-Security Policy: Paper Tiger or Hidden Dragon?

Donald Trump’s national-security review is a frank acknowledgment of widely shared concerns about China’s rise. The question is whether he can summon the resources—and the will—to confront China.

Published 5 months ago

A Brief History of Cable: Creating and Cutting the Cord

A Brief History of Cable: Creating and Cutting the Cord

The cable industry is undergoing a major transformation, as more Americans cut the cord on their cable subscriptions and flock to streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. So how did we get here? Illustration: Shaumbe Wright/WSJ

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The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier

The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier

BHP, the world’s largest mining company, has announced that it may withdraw from the World Coal Association, citing disagreements about climate change. Better profits in coal in the past 18 months shouldn’t distract investors from the increasingly clear writing on the wall for the black stuff.

Published 5 months ago

German cartel office warns Facebook over personal data collection

German cartel office warns Facebook over personal data collection

Germany’s competition authority has warned Facebook is collecting and transferring data in an “abusive” way from third parties outside its social network, in the latest blow for the social media giant in Europe.

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U.S. Businesses Find Welcome Surprises in Tax Bill

U.S. Businesses Find Welcome Surprises in Tax Bill

The final tax bill offers much of what large companies hoped to gain from the Republican overhaul, while late modifications dropped some provisions that most worried companies.

Published 5 months ago

Which Digital Currency Will be the Next Bitcoin?

Which Digital Currency Will be the Next Bitcoin?

Investors in cryptocurrencies are hoping lightning strikes twice, as the outsize recent gains in bitcoin are encouraging migration to several digital relatives. Litecoin is especially benefiting from bitcoin’s surging popularity.

Published 5 months ago

After Airport Blackout, Georgia Utility Faces Key Nuclear Plant Vote

After Airport Blackout, Georgia Utility Faces Key Nuclear Plant Vote

Days after Atlanta’s airport blackout outage, which authorities say appears to have been caused by a fire in a piece of Georgia Power equipment, state utility regulators will decide the fate of a half-finished nuclear plant the company is building that is years behind schedule and billions over budget.

Published 5 months ago

Germany Says Facebook Is Abusing Market Dominance on Data Collection

Germany Says Facebook Is Abusing Market Dominance on Data Collection

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer opened a new front against big tech firms when it said the way Facebook harvests user data constitutes an abuse of dominance.

Published 5 months ago

Fintech Startups Seek to Shake Up Money Transfer Industry

Fintech Startups Seek to Shake Up Money Transfer Industry

Fintech startups including WorldRemit, TransferWise and Remitly are pulling ahead of the pack of dozens of companies trying to disrupt the remittance industry, using the latest technology to send money internationally.

Published 5 months ago

Brussels signals tough stance on UK bank bonuses after Brexit

Brussels signals tough stance on UK bank bonuses after Brexit

Commission plans to tighten scrutiny while ruling out trade deal for financial services

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Derailed Amtrak Train Was Traveling at 80 MPH Before Crash

Derailed Amtrak Train Was Traveling at 80 MPH Before Crash

The Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state Monday was traveling at 80 miles an hour in a zone with a posted speed limit of 30 mph; officials have launched an investigation into what caused the train to derail on its inaugural run.

Published 5 months ago

US and China broach sensitive topic of N Korea regime collapse

US and China broach sensitive topic of N Korea regime collapse

Beijing and Washington study troop deployments and raids to secure nuclear weapons

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Cyril Ramaphosa finally fulfils his political destiny

Cyril Ramaphosa finally fulfils his political destiny

Once a Mandela protégé, the new ANC leader returns from S Africa’s political wilderness

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Trump’s China strategy: trade war or American game

Trump’s China strategy: trade war or American game

US president’s national security speech reveals priorities including tough action on trade

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