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WSJ.com: What's News US Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:56:44 EST
  • Waking Up Alone: How Elite Plotters Toppled Mugabe's 37-Year Reign  - Despite mass demonstrations across Zimbabwe, it was the 93-year-old president’s attempted purge of key rivals that sparked a well-coordinated military rebellion, an impeachment move and finally, his resignation.
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:30:16 EST
  • Dyn Says Cyberattack Has Ended, Investigation Continues  - The web service provider was disrupted by a denial-of-service attack on Friday that cut off access to popular sites such as Twitter, Netflix and PayPal.
  • Visa Taps Blockchain for Cross-Border Payment Plan  - Visa is putting a bitcoin-style network to work as it aims to take on a new market, the large and complex cross-border payments made between businesses.
  • Airbnb Revises New York Rules Amid Possible Legislation  - Airbnb announced planned changes to its home-listing website in New York to appease regulators, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo considers a bill that would impose stiff fines on some hosts.
  • Russian Hacker Suspected of LinkedIn Attack Indicted in U.S.  - A federal grand jury in Oakland has indicted a 29-year-old Russian man suspected of hacking into three Bay Area technology companies: LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, a now-defunct social networking company.
  • FCC Reaches Settlement With T-Mobile Over Unlimited Plans  - The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it reached settlement with T-Mobile US Inc. valued at $48 million for failing to adequately inform consumers of wireless data restrictions on plans it called “unlimited.”
  • Kabam Weighs Multiple Offers for Canada Studio  - Mobile-videogame publisher Kabam Inc. is weighing multiple acquisition offers for its most lucrative studio, according to a person familiar with the matter, in a sign of continued deal making in the game industry.
  • Snapchat to Revamp Ad Sales Agreements With Publishers  - Snapchat has indicated it intends to shake up the structure of its content deals with media companies, telling some that it wants to pay them a licensing fee and sell all the advertising itself.
  • The Natural Side of A.I.  - IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the biggest misconception about intelligent machines
  • Citrix Raises Annual Outlook as Quarterly Earnings Jump  - Citrix Systems Inc. reported better-than-expected results in the latest quarter and raised its outlook for the year as the software company benefited from climbing revenue from its license updates and maintenance business.
  • Google Signs Up CBS for Planned Web TV Service  - Google Inc. has reached an agreement with CBS Corp. to carry the broadcast network on its soon-to-be-launched web TV service, people familiar with the matter said.
  • IPO Hopeful Bloom Energy Enlisted Colin Powell for Tax-Credit Extension  - The $1.2 billion-backed Silicon Valley-based energy startup said in documents, viewed by The Wall Street Journal, that the extension of a tax credit is a “prerequisite for an IPO.”
  • Pure Storage, Dell Settle Litigation Launched by EMC  - Pure Storage and Dell Technologies ended a three-year legal battle launched by EMC Corp., which was recently acquired by the big computer maker.
  • Cybersecurity: Peace of Mind Isn't Priceless  - Fortinet’s recent warning is the latest sign that cybersecurity demand is moderating.
  • Seagate Earnings Jump on Cost Cuts, Storage Demand  - Seagate Technology said its profit more than tripled in the September quarter, boosted by the company’s recent cost cuts and increasing demand for its cloud-storage products.
  • Google Pitches Survey Tool to Measure Effectiveness of Advertising, Branded Content  - Google wants to help marketers better understand the impact of their advertising and branded content efforts with a new version of its online surveys product called Google Surveys 360.
  • Calling Tehran: Vodafone Leaps Into Iran With Internet-Service Deal  - Vodafone Group is partnering with an Iranian internet-service provider to help improve its networks in the country, making it the latest, big Western company to dive into the fast-opening Islamic Republic.
  • Turns Out Belichick Is Not a Big Tablet Guy  - Bill Belichick is done fumbling with technology on the sidelines.
  • Nintendo Earnings: What to Watch  - Nintendo is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings after the Japanese market closes on Oct. 26. Here’s what you need to know.
  • 'Grand Theft Auto' Game Publisher Plans New Title  - Take-Two Interactive Software confirmed it would release a “Red Dead” videogame next fall after investors drove up the company’s shares 5% Monday on earlier hints that the announcement was imminent.
  • Salesforce's M&A Target List Excluded Twitter  - Months before Salesforce considered buying Twitter, the company was looking at more than a dozen acquisition targets that didn’t include the social-media giant, according to a leaked internal presentation for its board members.
  • Venture Capital Prowls into the Life-Insurance Business  - Ladder Financial said it raised $14 million in a new fundraising round led by Canaan Partners, one of LendingClub’s first outside investors.
  • Intel's Earnings Rise, but Revenue Outlook Disappoints  - Intel reported a 9% rise in quarterly earnings, as a lengthy slide in the computer market reversed and cloud companies stocked up on servers. Shares, though, slid after the company’s lackluster revenue outlook.
  • Corporate Leaders Can Learn From Himalayan Climbers  - How is climbing the corporate ladder like reaching the summit of Mount Everest? Workplace teams may harm their effectiveness when they play down individuals’ important differences to promote group cooperation, a study finds.
  • Qualcomm Promises 5G Modem Chip for 2018  - Qualcomm Inc. announced plans to deliver its first chip for the next generation of cellular networks, angling to be ready as some carriers roll out versions of 5G services by 2018.
  • Zenefits Touts New Software in Turnaround Effort  - Human-resources startup Zenefits is seeking to put its troubled past behind it, launching redesigned software at its first customer conference in an effort to jump-start sales and repair its corporate image.
  • Tesla Extends Delivery Date of Model 3 for New Reservations  - The wait for Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 sedan just got longer for some buyers. New reservations for the vehicle won’t be filled until mid-2018 or later.
  • Companies Try Out Selfies as Password Alternatives  - Companies and government agencies—from ride-hailing service Uber and credit-card giant MasterCard to the Alabama Department of Revenue—are asking people to snap self-portraits on their phones as proof of identity.
WSJ.com: US Business Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:56:10 EST
  • Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages  - Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.
  • Carl Icahn Buys Stake in SandRidge Energy  - Carl Icahn has purchased a 13.5% stake in SandRidge Energy Inc., joining a list of shareholders who say a deal the oil-and-gas producer struck last week for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. makes little sense.
  • Retailers Offer Delayed Shipping Options to Avoid Peak Charges  - Retailers are contending with a new challenge as this year’s holiday shopping season heats up: extra shipping fees during the busiest weeks.
  • What Does the AT&T Lawsuit Mean for Fox?  - As the industry weighs the impact of the Justice Department’s lawsuit, Comcast Corp.’s bid to acquire a significant chunk of 21st Century Fox’s assets draws comparisons to the AT&T-Time Warner deal.
  • Fed on Track for December Rate Rise, but Inflation Worries Persist  - Federal Reserve officials said at their latest meeting they likely would raise rates “in the near term” as the economy strengthens, although several said their support for the move would hinge on inflation picking up, according to minutes released Wednesday.
  • Tax Bill's Fine Print: Making It Tougher for Cities, States to Refinance Debt  - Cities and states across the U.S. are warily bracing for the elimination of the tax exemption on certain bonds they rely on to refinance old bonds.
  • Robots May Make Radiologists' Jobs Easier, Not Redundant  - Scientists recently said an artificial intelligence program diagnosed pneumonia on chest X-rays more accurately than human radiologists. Should radiologists worry? Probably not. AI is more likely to make their jobs easier, not less necessary.
  • U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Fell in October  - Orders for long-lasting factory goods declined in October, a setback for manufacturers experiencing solid growth in demand this year.
  • U.S. Consumer Sentiment Pulled Back in November  - A measure of U.S. consumer sentiment pulled back in November but remained high, a sign of still-solid economic optimism headed into the holiday shopping season.
  • P&G Says Still Reviewing Razor-Thin Proxy Vote  - Procter & Gamble said it is continuing to review the official tally of the hotly contested proxy contest with activist Nelson Peltz but hasn’t decided whether to formally challenge the results, which showed the company lost by a thin margin.
  • What Is Net Neutrality Again?  - The arcane subject is back in the headlines. Here’s what to know and what lifting it means for you.
  • Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs  - CFOs say the ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting in the 1980s hasn’t kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units.
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Decline Heading into Holiday Season  - The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, the latest signal the labor market is on strong footing heading into the end of the year.
  • Trump Administration Blasts Mexico, Canada For Limited Nafta 'Headway'  - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a downbeat assessment Tuesday of efforts to rewrite Nafta, decrying ‘a lack of headway’ and criticizing Canada and Mexico for refusing to ‘seriously engage’ on controversial U.S. proposals aimed at cutting the U.S. trade deficit.
  • Home Sales Remained Sluggish in October  - Existing-home sales increased 2% in October from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, but sales dipped 0.9% from a year earlier, the second consecutive decline on an annual basis.
  • Exxon, Shell, BP Join Forces to Cut Emissions From Natural Gas  - Exxon Mobil Corp. has joined with seven other big energy companies to reduce pollution from natural gas production, an effort by the industry to present itself as part of the solution as governments and consumers demand more environmentally friendly energy.
  • Rockwell Automation Rejects New Offer From Emerson  - Rockwell Automation rejected a third takeover offer from Emerson Electric, saying the unsolicited proposal undervalued the company and that Rockwell is better off on its own.
WSJ.com: Markets Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:47:17 EST
  • Meg Whitman's Latest Turn Signal  - Hewlett Packard shareholders should be used to the fact by now that Meg Whitman sometimes changes her mind. That doesn’t always work out too badly.
  • Good as It Gets for Deere Stock  - More strong results for agricultural giant, but stock rally is aging.
  • Who Needs a Tax Cut? Companies Are Spending Anyway  - Tax cut or no tax cut, companies could be spending a lot more money in the year ahead.
  • Electronic Arts Can Come Back From the Dark Side  - Loss of “Star Wars Battlefront II” microtransactions is manageable for Electronic Arts in light of strong digital growth overall.
  • Who Knew the Paint Industry Could Be This Exciting?  - The otherwise quotidian world of paint is turning into a feeding frenzy of merger activity. Money is to be made betting on the prime targets.
  • China's Online Lending Army Runs Into Beijing  - What could go wrong betting on fintech companies catering to China’s increasingly affluent consumers? Quite a lot, it turns out.
  • Why Investors Should Be Pleased to See Chinese Interest Rates Rise  - There are encouraging signs that Beijing is allowing the cost of credit to be driven more by market forces.
  • Hold the Confetti for Biotech Stocks  - Strong biotech index performance masks investor disappointment.
  • Commodity Bulls Ignoring a Few Large Elephants  - Rising prices for growth-sensitive commodities have been one factor assuaging investors’ fears about richly valued stocks. But investors have been ignoring warning signs in metal and energy markets too.
WSJ.com: Opinion Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:00:59 EST
  • Trump's Dubious Trust-Busting  - The assault on AT&T-Time Warner seems to be more about politics than antitrust law.
  • Keystone XL on the Cusp  - The record shows that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil.
  • China's Burma 'Solution'  -  Beijing sides with the military as it seeks a new client neighbor.
  • What's Behind the AT&T Lawsuit  - And why Donald Trump’s finger may have been on the scale after all.
  • The PC Police Can't Ruin Thanksgiving  - One professor suggests a new ‘Day of Atonement’ instead. But that’ll never happen—thankfully.
  • There's No Antitrust Case Against AT&T  - The merged firm would get nothing from withholding ‘Game of Thrones’ or selling ‘CNN exclusivity.’
  • The Left Changes Its Mind on Bill Clinton  - It isn’t clear what is causing Democrats to re-evaluate their support for the former president.
  • Random Acts of Kindness? Hardly  - The usual phrase has it wrong. Niceness can only be intentional.
  • The Republicans' Debt Amnesia  - Remember when the GOP was the party of fiscal discipline? Congress doesn’t.
  • Lois Lerner Doesn't Trust You  - “You can’t handle the truth,” the former IRS official tells the American people.
  • Venezuela Is Starving Its People  - The Maduro regime is using its control of food to stamp out protests.
  • A Day for Gratitude  - Enjoying the blessings of freedom.
 
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