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  • Dish Drops Two Fox Channels @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network after the parties couldn’t agree on terms of a new distribution pact.

  • China Investigates Executive at Nissan Joint Venture @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    A Chinese executive at Nissan Motor’s China joint venture is under investigation for alleged corruption, as Beijing’s antigraft drive continues to focus on state-run companies.

  • Cruise-Ship Stocks Prepare to Set Sail @ The Wall Street Journal - 14 hours ago

    Cruise stocks jumped on news that the U.S. will begin to normalize ties with Cuba. China also looms as a lucrative market, which could boost shares of Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruises 15% each in the ...

  • U.S. Reaches Out to China in Effort to Respond to Hacking @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    The Obama administration is seeking assistance from China as U.S. officials craft a response to North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures, senior administration officials said Saturday.

  • Instagram Users Finding They're Less Popular Than Thought @ The Wall Street Journal - 16 hours ago

    Instagram has revealed “corrections” in the number of people following many users, after announcing last week it had removed a significant number of fake accounts from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing ...

  • North Korea Wants Joint Probe on Sony Hack Attack @ The Wall Street Journal - 19 hours ago

    North Korea said it could prove it had no links with the recent Sony Pictures hacking attack and proposed to conduct a joint probe with the U.S.

  • China's Xiaomi Raises $1 Billion in Investment Round @ The Wall Street Journal - 21 hours ago

    Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion, a person familiar with the matter said

  • Former Petrobras Executive Gives Computer Data to Prosecutors @ The Wall Street Journal - 22 hours ago

    Documents purportedly show that the company’s chief executive and board of directors were made aware of an alleged bribery scheme as early as 2009.

  • Japan Oil Refiner Idemitsu in Talks to Buy Showa Shell @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 5:53 AM EST

    Japan’s second-biggest oil refiner and distributor, Idemitsu Kosan, says it is in talks to buy industry peer Showa Shell Sekiyu as falling domestic oil demand pinches the margins of wholesalers.

  • MetLife May Still Be Appealing @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:10 AM EST

    The insurer has good incentives to challenge the designation of the insurer as systemically important.

  • What ‘Petro Panic’? How Investors Should Adjust Their Portfolios @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:53 PM EST

    As oil prices collapsed, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 sank 5.1% in just seven trading days between Dec. 5 and their bottom (so far, at least) this past Tuesday.

  • Uphill Skiing, Explained @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    In search of fresh powder and an invigorating workout, enthusiasts are skiing uphill before zooming down. A look at the best gear for alpine touring.

  • Paris’s Best New Restaurants @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    At fresh, buzzy eateries like Porte 12, Au Passage and Gare au Gorilla, you’re more likely to be dining next to an off-duty chef than a tourist.

  • Author Anita Diamant on the Lows (and Highs) of Book Touring @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Novelist Anita Diamant knows promoting books isn’t exactly coal-mining—but it’s also not as glamorous as it sounds.

  • Road-Tripping Through Oman @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Road tripping though Oman, you can do it all: tear through dunes, browse centuries-old markets and hike empty red-rock canyons.

  • Holiday-Gift Wines Guaranteed to Bring Good Cheer @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Want to tell friends and loved ones you really care (and show a sophisticated palate at the same time)? Say it with one of these wines.

  • A Recipe for Grilled Poussins With Orange-Cumin Glaze @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Chef Mourad Lahlou of San Francisco’s Aziza shares a recipe fit for a holiday feast or a simple weeknight dinner: tiny poussins cloaked in a sweet-tart glaze infused with warming spices.

  • Caviar Without the Caveats @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Skip the imported beluga this holiday season. These domestically produced caviars provide the same pop, often at a fraction of the cost.

  • The Fashion Insiders’ Guide to Holiday Packing @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Four style setters share suitcase strategies for their upcoming holiday trips.

  • The Who’s ‘I Can’t Explain’ Has Special Meaning to Cary Elwes @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Cary Elwes, who played Westley in ‘The Princess Bride’ says ‘I Can’t Explain’ by the Who ‘is one of the most brilliant expressions of not being able to express yourself.’

  • Confronting Death With Music and Verse @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    ‘Four Last Songs’ (1948) by Richard Strauss suggests that dying is not the end, but rather a transition.

  • When a Student Needs to Smell Correctly @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Dan Ariely answers reader questions on a sense of smell, a gift of choice and a loss of value.

  • Joe Queenan Knows Who Really Hacked Sony @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    What if it wasn’t the North Koreans who knocked down ‘The Interview’? Joe Queenan knows, sort of, who really hacked Sony.

  • Christoph Waltz on His Late Success @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    After struggling to make it as an actor for 35 years, he may now play James Bond’s nemesis Blofeld.

  • Jay Cantor @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    The author, most recently, of “Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka” recommends stories of 20th century wreckage.

  • This Year’s Best Illustrated Nonfiction for Children @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    In a vivid book about how animals see, we learn that the sea slug doesn’t even have eyeballs: He perceives light (but not color) through primitive eyespots.

  • Not Quite Genius @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Victorian devices like the “Anti-Garotting Cravat” and “Improved Pickle Fork” never caught on.

  • A Raphael Portrait That Now Sits in Storage @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    The 1969 purchase of the painting set off a storm of controversy—over the manner of the work’s acquisition, over its authorship and, ultimately, over the judgment of the museum’s director.

  • The History of American Pop Music @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    How rhythm and blues became soul music became ‘Adult Contemporary.’

  • Laughing Off Disaster @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Antal Szerb was fascinated by civilized society’s deep-seated compulsion to revolt against itself.

  • Where ‘I’ Comes From @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    The Western understanding of individual liberty derives from Christianity itself, not from a reaction against it.

  • The Gospel According to Billy Graham @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Billy Graham believed that if you can influence the most important people in a culture, you can influence everyone in it.

  • Freedom Fighter for Zion @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Avraham Stern imagined the Jewish people compelling God to be the zealous warrior-deity of the Bible once again.

  • A Christmas Vigil @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    At the Battle of the Bulge, in the teeth of a ferocious winter, the American infantry threw everything they had against the enemy.

  • The Never-Ending War @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    For 30 years, James Jones wondered how you come back from counting yourself as dead. The late Lee Sandlin on Jones’s memoir of World War II.

  • Capturing a High-Fiber Diet’s Curbs on Appetite @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    A potential food additive captures the appetite-suppressing effect of a high-fiber diet.

  • The Phrase ‘Lone Wolf’ Goes Back Centuries @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    A phrase used to describe the culprit in the Sydney siege stretches centuries back to Native American chiefs, Kipling and Crane.

  • Actually, Raising Beef Is Good for the Planet @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Essay: Despite environmentalists’ worries, cattle don’t guzzle water or cause hunger—and can help fight climate change.

  • Sony Made It Easy, but Any of Us Could Get Hacked @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Essay: The information-technology security lessons of the broad cyberattack on Sony.

  • The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Essay : A World War I interlude among British and German troops shows how even the most bitter foes can work out rituals of cooperation.

  • Learning That There’s No Santa Taught Me to Believe @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Essay: He’s a kind of training-wheel Jesus, presenting aspects of faith in a way children can handle.

  • China Internet Giants Scramble for Content @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Tencent and Alibaba are striking deals for music and video content to feed their online entertainment sites. The challenge will be getting Chinese consumers to pay.

  • Roche Should Look Forward to a Happier New Year @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 PM EST

    Roche’s disappointing trial data capped a somewhat lackluster year for the Swiss pharmaceutical company.

  • Overheard: Paradise Lost @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST

    Nirvana Asia was meant to bring investors life after death. Instead, the funeral firm catering to ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia has plunged 36% below its initial-public-offering price since trading ...

  • This Week: News Digest @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST

    News items of interest to investors.

  • Roth Accounts: What Will Congress Do? @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST

    Many potential Roth savers worry that if they pay upfront taxes to fund accounts, Congress will curtail future benefits.

  • Why Roth Accounts Are Better @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST

    The many advantages Roth individual retirement accounts have over traditional IRAs.

  • Total Return: Highlights of the Journal’s personal-finance blog @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST

    With little time to spare, Congress this past week reauthorized charitable transfers from individual retirement accounts. IRA holders need to move quickly if they want to make such gifts, because the provision ...

  • Falling Oil Prices Don’t Give Clean-Energy Stocks the All-Clear @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST

    These are dark days for investors in Big Oil. That doesn’t mean clear skies for investors in clean energy.

  • Crystal Ball: What Will the DJIA Close at on Wednesday? @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3% this past week to close at 17804.80 after the Federal Reserve announced it is in no rush to raise interest rates. What will the index close at on Wednesday?

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