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WSJ.com: What's News US Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:30:02 EST
  • Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches  - Pinterest has stopped returning search results for terms relating to vaccinations, a drastic step aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation.
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:30:06 EST
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  • Venture Capital Prowls into the Life-Insurance Business  - Getty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesVenture Capital Prowls into the Life-Insurance Business

    Ladder Financial, a San Francisco-based startup that offers term-life-insurance policies for California residents, said it raised $14 million in a new fundraising round led by Canaan Partners.

    An early investor in online lending is turning its sights to life insuranceCanaan Partners Leads New Funding Round For Ladder Financial2016-10-19 10:57Canaan Partners Was One Of First Outside Investors In LendingClub 2016-10-19 10:57Online-Lending Investor Turns to Life Insurance -- Update

    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.

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WSJ.com: US Business Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:30:03 EST
  • Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches  - Pinterest has stopped returning search results for terms relating to vaccinations, a drastic step aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation.
  • Lyft Plans to List Shares on Nasdaq  - The ride-hailing company is expected to make its IPO filing public as early as next week.
  • Nonprofits Grow Uneasy With Philanthropy Tainted by Opioid Proceeds  - Two more prominent institutions are currently reviewing their philanthropic relationships with members of the Sackler family, owners of pain-pill maker Purdue Pharma.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 First Look: More Phones, More Cameras, More Money  - A first look at Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup, the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G with a March 8 ship date, finds they offer some cool features—and 5G compatibility on one model—but no big technology leaps.
  • Nestlé, McDonald's, Others Pull Ads From YouTube  - Several companies suspended advertising on YouTube following a report documenting material on the video service that sexually exploits children.
  • Fed Prepares to End Balance-Sheet Runoff Later This Year  - Most Federal Reserve officials last month indicated they were ready to stop shrinking the central bank’s $4 trillion asset portfolio this year and believed an action plan should be released soon.
  • The U.S. and China Fear Their Leaders Will Cave In on Trade Battle  - Despite their sharp differences in style, background and policies, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Trump share a common problem: growing concerns on the home front that they are going to cave in to the other side.
  • Green New Deal Won't Enjoy a Free Lunch at the Fed  - At the end of the day, the Green New Deal will face the same constraints that all such undertakings do: They can’t spend more than the economy can produce. Ignoring those constraints will either lead to inflation, a politically weakened Fed, or both.
  • Markets Warm to the Prospect of an ECB Funding Boost for Banks  - Market participants are growing confident that the European Central Bank will soon try to boost the eurozone’s ailing economy by rebooting its program of ultracheap long-term loans to the banking system.
  • Europe Again Champions Intervention to Counter China's Economic Might  - Europe’s struggle to keep up with China’s government coordination of business and economic might of the U.S. has prompted more European politicians to advocate interventionism.
  • New Details of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Health Venture Emerge in Court Testimony  - The health-care joint venture is looking at how to redesign health insurance, among other efforts, according to newly unsealed court testimony from an executive at the health startup.
  • Investor Starboard Unhappy With Bristol-Myers' Deal to Buy Celgene  - Activist investor Starboard is unhappy with Bristol-Myers’ deal to buy Celgene. The drugmaker’s fifth-largest shareholder, Dodge & Cox, is also unhappy with the deal.
  • CVS Gives Downbeat Outlook for First Year as Merged Company  - CVS Health offered a downbeat earnings projection for 2019, its first year as a merged health-care company, saying results would be dragged down by challenges in areas including its pharmacy-benefits and long-term-care businesses.
  • Johnson & Johnson Is Subpoenaed for Talc Safety Information  - Johnson & Johnson said it received subpoenas from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking documents related to the safety of its baby powder and other talc-containing products.
  • 'You Have to Package Yourself Differently'; Company Veterans Explore New Horizons  - Executives often find it hard to jump ship after helping to steer the same workplace for years. Yet many longtime business leaders with strong track records are making the leap amid today’s booming job market, recruiters and coaches say.
  • PetSmart vs. Petco: A Dogfight That Neither One Is Winning  - Under new private-equity owners, Petco expanded in-stores services while PetSmart spent billions on online retailer Chewy. About three years since both companies’ takeovers, neither approach is a clear winner.
  • Glencore, the King of Coal, Bows to Investor Pressure Over Climate  - Commodity trader Glencore said it plans to cap its coal output in line with a global transition away from high-carbon-emitting fuels, a sharp shift for a company that for years has been bullish about the commodity.
WSJ.com: Markets Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:58:14 EST
WSJ.com: Opinion Wed, 23 May 2018 12:36:01 EDT
  • When Carter Page Met Stefan Halper  - A timeline that contradicts claims by Justice and the FBI.
  • A Right To Try Arrives  - Congress resolves its differences on access to experimental drugs.
  • Suffer the Little Children  - Philadelphia sacrifices Catholic foster services to identity politics.
  • Rough Social Justice at Evergreen State  - The Washington college’s enrollment plummets as even the left sours on protest-mob politics.
  • Facebook Tips the Scales in Ireland's Abortion Referendum  - The social-media giant deals a last-minute blow to the campaign against repealing restrictions.
  • Before Meeting Kim, Trump Had to Repudiate the Iran Deal  - Otherwise North Korea could have demanded the same lenient terms, and negotiations would fail.
  • Remember the Pueblo, Mr. President  - More than 50 years later, North Korea should return the ship.
  • The Last Temptation of Elon Musk  - He could have built an electric-car business that wasn’t based on green hot air.
  • Trump Courts Disaster With Iran  - The administration’s strategy alienates Europe and risks war in the Mideast.
  • Europe Is Feeling Trumped  - No U.S. president has been as loathed. But the Continent knows it still needs America.
  • Bacon, Doughnuts Pose New Health Risks for Alaska's Bears  - NBC News and the Associated Press are all over it.
 
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