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Alphabet Said to Be in Talks to Invest About $1 Billion in Lyft

Alphabet Said to Be in Talks to Invest About $1 Billion in Lyft

Google parent Alphabet Inc. has held talks to invest about $1 billion in Lyft Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

Published 9 months ago

North Korea Fires Missile in Direction of Japan, Japanese Alert System Says

North Korea Fires Missile in Direction of Japan, Japanese Alert System Says

North Korea fired a missile Friday morning local time that passed over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and headed for the Pacific, according to the Japanese government’s alert system.

Published 9 months ago

Why One Cardiologist Has Drunk His Last Diet Soda

Why One Cardiologist Has Drunk His Last Diet Soda

Drinks and foods marketed to help us maintain weight may have been helping us to gain it, says WSJ Health Expert Harlan Krumholz.

Published 9 months ago

Facebook Bars Advertisers from Altering News Headlines

Facebook Bars Advertisers from Altering News Headlines

The social network said it will stop allowing advertisers who promote news articles on the site to modify the headlines and descriptions that appear with them, a practice that some publishers say misrepresents their work.

Published 9 months ago

Former Google Employees Allege Bias Against Women

Former Google Employees Allege Bias Against Women

Three former Google employees filed a class-action complaint against the tech giant, alleging it discriminated against women in pay and promotions, building on a debate of whether gender bias is pervasive at Google.

Published 9 months ago

Uber Shareholders Divided Over SoftBank’s Investment Offer

Uber Shareholders Divided Over SoftBank’s Investment Offer

A monthslong drive by SoftBank Group to take a commanding stake in Uber Technologies is closer to fruition, though some shareholders are balking at the prospect of selling stock to the Japanese technology investor at a proposed steep discount.

Published 9 months ago

Bank of England Says Interest Rates Could Rise Within Months

Bank of England Says Interest Rates Could Rise Within Months

The Bank of England signaled officials are preparing to raise interest rates within months to restrain accelerating inflation, a fresh sign that a decadelong era of ultraloose central-bank policy is slowly drawing to a close.

Published 9 months ago

Islamic State Claims It Carried Out Deadly Attack in Southern Iraq

Islamic State Claims It Carried Out Deadly Attack in Southern Iraq

Islamic State said its gunmen stormed a restaurant in southern Iraq after blowing up a car bomb outside it, an attack Iraqi officials said killed more than 50 people, including Iranian pilgrims having lunch.

Published 9 months ago

The Contractor’s Life: Overlooked, Ground Down and Stuck

The Contractor’s Life: Overlooked, Ground Down and Stuck

Millions of Americans now do jobs for companies that have replaced employees with outside workers who get lower pay and skimpy perks. Their work lives often feel like a series of tiny slights that reinforce their second-class status, bruise their self-worth and keep a real career out of reach.

Published 9 months ago

U.S. Expected Keep Iran Nuclear Deal in Place for Now

U.S. Expected Keep Iran Nuclear Deal in Place for Now

President Donald Trump is expected to extend sanctions relief to Iran, retaining for now the U.S. commitment to the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, whose fate nonetheless remains uncertain.

Published 9 months ago

Trump Says No Deal Reached on DACA

Trump Says No Deal Reached on DACA

President Donald Trump and top Democrats edged closer to a deal to give legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, but they disputed whether the outline of an agreement had been reached.

Published 9 months ago

The New Texas Gold Rush: Buying Sand for Fracking

The New Texas Gold Rush: Buying Sand for Fracking

There is a new land grab going on in the oil-rich fields of West Texas. This time it is over sand. Investors are aiming to mine and sell the sand to drillers in the region’s booming Permian Basin, who need large quantities of sand to extract oil and gas from shale formations.

Published 9 months ago

Up Next for the United Tech-Rockwell Tie-Up: The Antitrust Ordeal

Up Next for the United Tech-Rockwell Tie-Up: The Antitrust Ordeal

Questions are surfacing over how antitrust authorities will treat the deal between United Technologies and Rockwell Collins amid a broader debate over whether the combination will drive up costs in the aerospace industry.

Published 9 months ago

Florida Is Short on Insurance Adjusters, and That Could Stall Recovery Efforts

Florida Is Short on Insurance Adjusters, and That Could Stall Recovery Efforts

After Irma, Florida residents are lacking in many necessities. One of the more frustrating is the paucity of insurance adjusters, which threatens to anger policyholders and potentially delay the state’s rebuilding efforts.

Published 9 months ago

China Slows Again: Hedge Your Growth Bets, But Don’t Panic

China Slows Again: Hedge Your Growth Bets, But Don’t Panic

Chinese investment and industrial production slowed sharply for the second month in a row in August, in a clear sign that weak July data was no heat-related fluke. Overextended commodity rallies are about to run back into reality, but there are still some reasons for guarded optimism.

Published 9 months ago