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  • Snowboards for the Sledding Hill @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Ditch the stiff boots—and lift tickets—with a back-to-basics, binding-free board, like the Snurfer, Burton Throwback or Jones Mountain Surfer.

  • Sex, Drugs and My Tweenager in Amsterdam @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    A father and son head to Holland for a weekend of bike-riding, noodle-slurping and conversations only Amsterdam could provoke.

  • Nordstrom’s Olivia Kim on Gifting Like a Pro @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    The department store’s pop-up-shop whiz on the best and worst gifts—and trading clothes with Rei Kawakubo.

  • Men’s Style (Finally) Lets Loose @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    After years of almost suffocatingly skinny silhouettes, the fall runways were ruled by truly roomy tailoring—from baggy trousers to robe-like coats. Is slim no longer in?

  • Klara Kristalova’s Sculptures at Florida Museum @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla., will feature the sculptures of Sweden-based Klara Kristalova.

  • A Feast for the Guilt-Ridden Guest @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Exploring complex themes with cunning wit and elaborate metaphors in George Herbert’s ’Love (III)’ from 1633.

  • A London Art Exhibit Shows Pop’s Global Legacy @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    At the Saatchi Gallery in London, “Post-Pop: East Meets West” features Russian and Chinese disciples of Andy Warhol.

  • Joe Queenan on Maxims and Why They Are Never True @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Humorist Joe Queenan on why it’s time to ignore those beloved old pearls of wisdom.

  • A Feast for the Family @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Even a modest meal at home can be “an act of communion.”

  • Oil and Water @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Monet and Manet learned from each other during a summer spent painting along the Seine.

  • A Black-and-White Epic @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Griffith’s 1915 film inspired Georgians to re-launch the KKK and established the NAACP as a national force.

  • Marco Polo’s Visit to Alaska @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Was he guided around the Bering Strait by a grizzled Syrian sea dog?

  • Mixing Drinks and Politics @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Joe Alsop helped persuade JFK to choose Johnson as his running mate, so the new president dropped by for dinner after his inaugural ball.

  • ‘Door-Buster’ and Black Friday @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    The term “door-buster,” part of Black Friday sales ads, apparently stretches back to a broken window pane in the door of an 1890s department store.

  • How the Powerful Change Their Speech @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Research shows that those who gain high status also change the characteristics of their voice.

  • Fee-Based Libraries Were Like Netflix for Books, 200 Years Ago @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    All-you-can-read lending services helped democratize reading.

  • Pilgrims and the Roots of the American Thanksgiving @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    The Saturday Essay: English settlers of the 17th century were a diverse lot, and they became Americans despite themselves.

  • China Lays Down Deposit on Banking Reform @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    China’s expected move to implement a bank deposit insurance system is the biggest signal yet that Beijing is serious about fixing its financial system.

  • Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead for Exxon Mobil Shares? @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Our weekly stock-prediction feature looks at the energy giant.

  • Overheard: A Pig in a Poke @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    For the world’s biggest pork producer, WH Group, the ham just didn’t cut it this year.

  • OPEC’s Twist of Faith for Oil Investors @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Oil’s slump is hitting exploration-and-production stocks. But don’t forget debt markets, pipeline master limited partnerships, or the potential for mergers and acquisitions.

  • Read It and Reap: The Best Books for Investors @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Lots of investing books are worthless, says columnist Jason Zweig. But here’s his short list of books that shouldn’t be missed.

  • Get Credit Card Rewards—Plus No Interest Due for Months @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    More card issuers are combining rewards with no-interest offers.

  • Credit Card Rewards: The Deals Get Sweeter @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Weekend Investor: Cardholders can now earn more cash back, get deeper discounts and earn free travel faster.

  • Gold Sinks to Near a Two-Week Low @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Gold neared a two-week low Friday as weaker oil prices and a firmer dollar pressured investors’ appetites for protection from inflation.

  • Slow Pace of Vietnam’s Privatizations Worries Investors @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Vietnam’s reputation as a fast-growing frontier market with a stable regime is being threatened by the government’s squeamishness about selling off state-owned companies.

  • French Verdict on Uber ‘Ride Sharing’ in Two Weeks @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Car-hailing service Uber Technologies argued that a new French law governing car-service apps is unconstitutional, an effort to block an emergency lawsuit that could end up banning one of the company’s ...

  • BG Group Draws More Heat Over CEO Compensation @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Shareholder-advisory group PIRC has recommended that BG Group investors reject a controversial share award to the company’s incoming chief executive, in one of the biggest revolts against executive pay ...

  • Rio Tinto, BHP Chart Divergent Courses @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    As BHP Billiton executives work on plans to slim down their business, their counterparts at Rio Tinto are taking a different tack.

  • Chinese Transform Greek Port, Winning Over Critics @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    China Overseas Shipping Group’s investment in the port of Piraeus outside of Athens ranks as one of the most successful Greek privatizations in recent decades.

  • China Plan for Deposit Insurance Raises Worries About Bank Failures @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    China’s plan to shake up its state-dominated banking system could backfire, as millions of Chinese savers face the prospect of the country allowing its local banks to fail.

  • U.S. Officials Chase Counterfeit Goods Online @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    ICE and U.S. Customs agents are trying to crack down on counterfeit goods, but that trade has moved online where goods are shipped directly to consumers.

  • Stock Indexing Racks Up Another Triumphant Year @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    It’s been another turkey of a year for stock pickers.

  • Wal-Mart and Target Take Fight to Amazon for Holiday Sales @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Wal-Mart and Target are becoming more aggressive in pricing and selling goods on the Web after losing ground in past years to online competitors like Amazon over Thanksgiving weekend.

  • New York Football Has Seldom Been This Bad @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    The Giants and Jets are officially out of playoff contention, making this the third straight season that both will miss the playoffs—the first time that has happened in nearly 20 years.

  • Red Bulls Need Thierry Henry on Field That He Despises @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Thierry Henry loathes playing on artificial surfaces, concerned about the damage they can cause. But with the Red Bulls in dire shape heading into the second leg of their MLS Eastern Conference final at ...

  • Knicks Can Defend the Rim? Not So Fast @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    The Knicks don’t have much to be excited about. They have one statistical bright spot—their defense under the rim—but even that may be misleading.

  • Abelardo Morell Brings Back the Camera Obscura @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Abelardo Morell at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, plus Arlene Gottfried’s black-and-white New York at Daniel Cooney Fine Art and Will Brown at Laurence Miller Gallery.

  • Woodsy Vistas and Sailing in Mountain Lakes, N.J. @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Developed as a planned community 100 years ago, Mountain Lakes, N.J., has a distinctive woodsy landscape, nine lakes and century-old houses.

  • Greater New York Watch: News Digest @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    A roundup of news from across the tri-state region.

  • N.Y. Military Museum Recognizes the Harlem Hellfighters @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    The Harlem Hellfighters—heroes in France during World War I, only to be treated as second-class citizens when they returned to New York—are getting a new life online thanks to a project posting their personnel ...

  • Protesters Aim at Macy’s on Black Friday @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Demonstrators massed inside and outside Macy’s on Herald Square on Black Friday in a bid to flex economic power after a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting ...

  • Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Pig-Crate Ban @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation Friday that would have banned the practice of confining pregnant pigs in crates, an issue that symbolizes the competing interests facing the potential 2016 Republican ...

  • Trapped Under Snow, Boys Leaned on Each Other @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Trapped under five feet of snow, waiting for rescue hour after hour, two boys kept up a steady conversation. Sometimes, they could hear the muffled voices of searchers passing by.

  • Jason Dufner: What the Iron Bowl Means to Me @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Golfer Jason Dufner on watching, following, reading about, tweeting about, dreaming about and sometimes losing sleep over Auburn football.

  • Europe’s Plea to Be Forgotten @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Germany and France are the world’s No. 4 and 5 economies. Name a web success created by either.

  • Why America Won’t Pay Ransom to Islamic State @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    France, Germany and others shell out millions to terrorists, ensuring more kidnappings and bankrolling violence.

  • Call for Deregulation Sounds Like Old Tune @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    J. Christopher Giancarlo (“Now Federal Job-Killers Are Coming After Derivatives,” op-ed, Nov. 20) says that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission “could set a good example by scrapping its advisory ...

  • Our Hijacked Food and Farm Policy @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    To address the issues facing our food we must re-establish strong enforcement of antitrust laws.

  • Fearless Women Warriors of Eritrea @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    the true warriors in Eritrea are the women; they are widely acknowledged as being the fiercest fighters. In fact, there is a monument in Asmara, Eritrea, which honors the military exploits of women in ...

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