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Amazon Echo Review: Second Generation, Still in First Place

Amazon Echo Review: Second Generation, Still in First Place

Amazon.com Inc.’s new Echo, smaller in size and price than the original, still has its edge with Alexa, the most advanced AI voice operating system with 25,000 skills, smart home control and voice recognition.

Published 7 months ago

FCC to Ease Limits on Local Media Ownership

FCC to Ease Limits on Local Media Ownership

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to make sweeping changes to media-ownership rules next month, eliminating or scaling back longstanding limits on local ownership of TV stations and newspapers, its chairman said Wednesday.

Published 7 months ago

Bipartisan Senate Health Bill Would Reduce Deficit by About $4 Billion Over Decade

Bipartisan Senate Health Bill Would Reduce Deficit by About $4 Billion Over Decade

A bipartisan Senate health bill would reduce the deficit by almost $4 billion over the next decade without significantly affecting the number of people who have coverage, the Congressional Budget Office found in a report released Wednesday.

Published 7 months ago

Scientists Use New Crispr System to Edit RNA in Human Cells

Scientists Use New Crispr System to Edit RNA in Human Cells

Researchers said they created a new Crispr-based system to edit RNA instead of DNA in human cells, offering a way around some of the ethical and scientific challenges associated with editing the genome and helping advance a new avenue to potentially treat diseases.

Published 7 months ago

China Edges Closer to One-Man Rule

China Edges Closer to One-Man Rule

The future of 1.4 billion people, the world’s second-largest economy and an emerging military juggernaut now lies largely in the hands of just one man: China’s President Xi Jinping.

Published 7 months ago

The Morningstar Mirage

The Morningstar Mirage

A Wall Street Journal analysis of Morningstar mutual-fund ratings over 14 years found that top-rated funds drew the vast majority of investor dollars, but most didn’t continue performing at that level. Morningstar said it has never billed its ratings as predictive and they should be a starting point for investors selecting funds.

Published 7 months ago

Bond Funds Dump Puerto Rico

Bond Funds Dump Puerto Rico

Franklin Resources, one of Puerto Rico’s largest creditors, sold hundreds of millions of dollars of the island’s bonds in recent days, part of an exodus of investors hurt by accelerating losses in the wake of recent hurricanes.

Published 7 months ago

Clinton Campaign, DNC Helped Fund Trump-Russia Dossier

Clinton Campaign, DNC Helped Fund Trump-Russia Dossier

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee were among those who paid a firm for research that led to a dossier of unverified allegations about President Trump’s activities and connections in Russia.

Published 7 months ago

Cut Through the Confusion of In-Flight Wi-Fi

Cut Through the Confusion of In-Flight Wi-Fi

Speeds, prices and policies differ widely on major U.S. airlines, but new technology is bringing upgrades that should make for smoother streaming.

Published 7 months ago

GOP House Tax Chief: Changes to 401(k) Are Still on the Table

GOP House Tax Chief: Changes to 401(k) Are Still on the Table

Republicans are still weighing adjustments to a popular retirement savings program, the chief of the House tax writing committee said, contradicting President Donald Trump’s statement this week that it would be unchanged in the coming tax overhaul proposal.

Published 7 months ago

Will Earnings Season Expose the Stock Market’s ‘House of Cards’?

Will Earnings Season Expose the Stock Market’s ‘House of Cards’?

Strong corporate earnings have underpinned this year's stock market rise. Don't bank on that lasting.

Published 7 months ago

Coke Posts Higher-Than-Expected Earnings

Coke Posts Higher-Than-Expected Earnings

Coca-Cola reported higher-than-expected earnings in its latest quarter even though total soda volume was flat, highlighting the company’s goal to diversify beyond its mainstay carbonated beverages.

Published 7 months ago

Amazon’s New Plan for Home Deliveries: Hand Over the Keys

Amazon’s New Plan for Home Deliveries: Hand Over the Keys

The online retailer is introducing a connected door-lock and security-camera system to let package carriers, guests and eventually dog walkers in and out of customers’ houses, all controlled via an app.

Published 7 months ago

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	Pay Gets More Transparent

Ask Me How Much Money I Make: Pay Gets More Transparent

Millennials’ willingness to discuss once-secret topics like annual salary and paths to promotion is leading some companies to make pay policies more transparent.

Published 7 months ago

Massachusetts Mulls a Time-Zone Shift

Massachusetts Mulls a Time-Zone Shift

As Americans get ready to turn the clocks back next month, a Massachusetts commission is exploring whether the state should spring ahead one hour for good.

Published 7 months ago