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 2021-09-28 16:31 

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Democrats Press for Action on Debt Limit...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would try a legislative shortcut to raise the debt limit without any Republican votes, but GOP opposition quickly emerged....

 2021-09-28 16:00 

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'The L Word' Star Jennifer Beals Deferred a Term at Yale to Film 'Flashdance'...

Before she accepted the part, the actress and producer made sure her dean would allow her back at school....

 2021-09-28 15:47 

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Havana Syndrome Attacks Widen With CIA Officer's Evacuation From Serbia...

The CIA evacuated an intelligence officer serving in Serbia in recent weeks who suffered serious injuries consistent with the neurological attacks known as Havana Syndrome, U.S. officials said....

 2021-09-28 15:45 

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For iBuyers, the Price Is Right...

It is increasingly difficult and expensive to buy a home in the U.S. Some blame iBuyers like Zillow or investment firms like Blackstone, but the deep-pocketed buyers also play a helpful role in the housing market....

 2021-09-28 15:42 

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Lego Builds on Its Position as World's No. 1 Toy Maker...

The Danish toy maker reported a 46% rise in first-half sales, saying it had shrugged off the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruption to global supply chains....

 2021-09-28 15:20 

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Consumer Confidence Continues Slide on Covid-19, Inflation Worries...

A september survey showed a pullback in consumers' intentions to make big-ticket purchases and worries about the short-term economic outlook....

 2021-09-28 15:10 

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SEC Taps Dan Berkovitz to Serve as General Counsel...

A former aide to Chairman Gary Gensler, Berkovitz recently announced his departure from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where he has served as a commissioner since 2018....

 2021-09-28 14:39 

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Facebook Asks Oversight Board for Guidance on How It Regulates High-Profile Users...

The board—an outside body that Facebook created to ensure the accountability of its enforcement systems—recently cited inconsistencies in the way Facebook makes content decisions, after a WSJ investigation....

 2021-09-28 14:31 

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Halloween 2021: How to Create the Ultimate, High-Tech Haunted House...

One-up your neighbors' yard displays with these 13 pro ideas—from haunting trick mirrors to motorized 'flying' ghosts. Plus a jack o'lantern that outshines them all....

 2021-09-28 14:06 

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Evergrande Bondholders Mull Next Steps in Wake of Missed Payment...

Foreign investors in the Chinese property giant's debt face the challenge of navigating an uncertain, complicated international restructuring....

 2021-09-28 14:06 

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Amazon Event Today: Expect Echo Updates and a Little Weirdness...

Amazon's devices group is streaming a media event Tuesday where it's expected to unveil updates to smart speakers and other main products—plus some oddball gadgets....

 2021-09-28 14:02 

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Alyssa Limperis Turned to Comedy to Cope With Crisis...

When the actress became briefly paralyzed as a kid, she moved in with her grandfather on the ground-floor extension of their home....

 2021-09-28 14:00 

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U.S. and Europeans Parley in Pittsburgh on Tech, Trade and China...

The high-level meeting on Wednesday is an effort to smooth over recent trans-Atlantic squabbles and discuss emerging and long-term issues, even as policy disagreements over China threaten to further strain relations....

 2021-09-28 13:33 

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Google Faces Possible Regulatory Action in Australia Over Online Ad Fees...

Competition watchdog says tech giant has too much influence in online advertising services and new regulations are needed to level the playing field....

 2021-09-28 13:20 

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Janet Yellen Says Treasury Could Exhaust Cash Reserves by Oct. 18 if Debt Limit Isn't Raised...

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is set to testify with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell before lawmakers on Tuesday....

 2021-09-28 13:07 

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131 Federal Judges Broke the Law by Hearing Cases Where They Had a Financial Interest...

The judges failed to recuse themselves from 685 lawsuits from 2010 to 2018 involving companies in which they or their family held shares, a Wall Street Journal investigation found. 'I am mortified,' said one. 'I just blew it.'...

 2021-09-28 13:03 

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Hidden InterestsFederal Judges With Financial Conflicts...

The Wall Street Journal analyzed a nearly a decade's worth of legal and financial records and discovered 131 federal judges who unlawfully heard cases where they had a financial interest....

 2021-09-28 13:03 

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A Post-Watergate Law Some Judges Overlook...

Rules are clear that judges must bow out of cases if they have a financial interest. Sanctions of violators are rare....

 2021-09-28 13:00 

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Home-Price Growth Hit Record in July...

The Case-Shiller index, which measures average home prices in major metropolitan areas across the nation, rose 19.7% in the year that ended in July. It marked the highest annual rate of price growth since the index began in 1987....

 2021-09-28 12:56 

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How the Journal Found Judges' Violations of Law on Conflicts...

Review accessed judges' stockholdings, cross-checked with their court cases...

 2021-09-28 12:31 

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OPEC Predicts a Winner in Global Energy Transition: OPEC...

The cartel predicts it will dramatically boost its influence in the global oil market over the next two decades as production by other big producers falls....

 2021-09-28 12:23 

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Europe's New Property Giant Is Built on Shaky Governance...

German housing landlord Vonovia seems likely to get its $22 billion deal for sector peer Deutsche Wohnen away, but at the risk of confirming the sector's reputation for weak shareholder protections....

 2021-09-28 12:14 

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Rep. Scott Peters Draws Fire From Fellow Democrats in Drug-Pricing Fight...

The California Democrat is in the crosshairs of liberal groups and lawmakers who want broad Medicare price negotiations as part of the $3.5 trillion spending package....

 2021-09-28 12:13 

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With Germany Sidelined, EU Must Wait on Big Challenges...

A lack of clarity about what Germany's next government will look like means urgent decisions within the European Union from economic policy to defense are on ice....

 2021-09-28 12:00 

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New York Rents Jump as Covid-19 Pandemic Discounts Fade...

Landlords offered rare deals at buildings with swimming pools, roof decks and golf simulators. Now many of those leases are expiring, and some tenants face steep rent increases....

 2021-09-28 12:00 

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Ladder Capital and Other Nonbank Lenders See Booming Business...

After looking vulnerable at the start of the pandemic, the industry is on track to have one of its biggest years ever for loan volume....

 2021-09-28 12:00 

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Lake Tahoe, Sequoias Survived Wildfires Thanks to Forest Thinning, but Much More is Needed, Researchers Say...

The use of intentionally set fires to thin forests—long recognized as one of the most effective tools to reduce wildfire risk—has grown greatly over the past 20 years. But researchers say it isn't keeping up with wildfire risk....

 2021-09-28 12:00 

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The New York Yankees Are the Best Bad Team in Baseball—or the Worst Good One...

The last week of the MLB season will determine whether the Yankees 2021 roller coaster ride sends them home or to the postseason....

 2021-09-28 12:00 

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Startup Aims to Help Landlords Reward Reliable Tenants...

Watson Living, which has raised a seed round, is one of several startups offering rent-rewards programs....

 2021-09-28 11:27 

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Democrats Debate Duration, Details of Child Tax Credit Extension...

The popular tax credit isn't in danger of falling completely out of Democrats' broader social-spending legislation, but is likely to change from the expansive versions advocated by House members and the Biden administration....

 2021-09-28 11:25 

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Climate-Change Goals Meet Resistance in U.K.'s Former Coal Country...

In an English port town, locals say new mining jobs should trump climate aims, posing a dilemma for Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid preparations for the United Nations' COP26 summit....

 2021-09-28 11:18 

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Sunac Isn't Evergrande—But It Is on Shaky Ground...

Property developers that partied the hardest during China's housing boom are naturally set for a more painful hangover. China Evergrande is the most salient example. Investors fear that Sunac China could be another....

 2021-09-28 11:16 

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Military Leaders to Face Questions Over Afghan Withdrawal, Evacuation...

They will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in what could be a contentious session over the final days of America's longest war as well as how a top official has handled talks with Chinese and Russian counterparts....

 2021-09-28 11:03 

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Exxon, Chevron Lack a Certain Je ne Sais Quoi...

Investors seem to prefer major U.S. oil companies' energy-transition plans compared with their European peers. The verdict is still out....

 2021-09-28 11:00 

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Education-Technology Startup Multiverse Raises $130 Million...

The funding round valued the company at around $875 million, more than four times the company's estimated valuation in January....

 2021-09-28 11:00 

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Amazon to Defend Firing of Workers Following Complaint...

An administrative law judge is set to hear a case brought by a workers' union claiming that two Amazon employees were wrongly fired for "their support for fellow Amazon employees' working conditions."...

 2021-09-28 10:55 

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Tom Brady Speaks His Mind...

He's the most decorated quarterback in history. He's still at it, at age 44. Now he's ready to let the world in a little more...

 2021-09-28 10:53 

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Facebook, Acceleron Pharma, Spotify: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today...

Tech stocks that are sensitive to interest rates fell ahead of the bell; Energy stocks got a boost from rising oil prices....

 2021-09-28 10:08 

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Oil Hits Three-Year High as Natural-Gas Crunch Spills Into Crude Market...

A shortfall in global energy supplies have pushed oil to its highest in three years, with record gas prices exacerbating the oil market's already tight supply-and-demand balance...

 2021-09-28 10:00 

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Cybersecurity Insurer Coalition Gets New Funding at $3.5 Billion Valuation...

Cybersecurity and insurance provider Coalition Inc. has received a $205 million investment at a valuation of more than $3.5 billion, and plans to use the infusion to grow faster and expand into new insurance lines, among other initiatives, it said Tuesday...

 2021-09-28 10:00 

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Diageo Plans to Make Its Booze With Renewable Energy, Despite Extra Cost...

Diageo has opened its first carbon-neutral distillery in the U.S. as part of its plan to get fossil fuels out of alcohol production over the next decade, a project that also means extra costs for the business....

 2021-09-28 09:53 

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Morgan Stanley's Top Female Executive in Asia to Retire...

Wei Sun Christianson, who has worked at the Wall Street bank for nearly two decades, is stepping down as China CEO and Asia Pacific Co-CEO....

 2021-09-28 09:39 

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Behind Israel's Swift Rollout of Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters...

Israel's public health experts have been consistently ahead of their global counterparts in efforts to fight Covid-19. By securing an early supply deal with Pfizer for its vaccine, they have had an edge in understanding how it behaves in the real worl...

 2021-09-28 09:31 

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Bank Mergers Are On Track to Hit Their Highest Level Since the Financial Crisis...

Deals totaling more than $54 billion have been announced this year, up from about $17 billion at this time last year....

 2021-09-28 09:30 

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Debt-Ceiling Standoff Distorts Short-Term Treasury Market...

Investors are demanding more yield to hold some short-term Treasurys with the greatest risk of delayed payment. Meanwhile, they are driving down yields on a dwindling supply of others....

 2021-09-28 09:30 

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Restaurants and Hotels Push Back Against the Uptick in Customer Tantrums...

Owners are setting new ground rules during the Covid-19 pandemic and going against the adage that the customer is always right....

 2021-09-28 09:30 

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Big Tech Companies Amass Property Holdings During Covid-19 Pandemic...

Google's announcement last week that it would purchase a Manhattan office building for $2.1 billion is the latest in a string of blockbuster corporate real-estate deals since the start of the pandemic...

 2021-09-28 09:22 

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Sunac Leads Rebound in Chinese Property Stocks...

The real-estate developer played down a leaked request for government help, and the country's central bank said it wants healthy development of the property market....

 2021-09-28 07:35 

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Stock Futures Slip Ahead of Fed Comments...

U.S. stock futures ticked lower ahead of testimony on Capitol Hill from the leaders of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department on the state of the economic recovery....

 2021-09-28 06:12 

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Sanofi Ends a Covid-19 Vaccine Effort, Saying Market Is Already Well Served...

The French pharmaceutical company won't proceed with the development of one of its experimental Covid-19 vaccines, saying it didn't make sense to go forward in an already-crowded market....

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