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WSJ.com: What's News US Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:00:37 EST
  • Amazon's Move to Long Island City Sparks Condo Frenzy  - The retail giant’s interest in putting a headquarters in the Queens neighborhood has unleashed a gold rush that reminds some brokers of the boom preceding the last financial crisis.
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:30:05 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 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:30:02 EST
  • Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia for Its HQ2 Locations  - New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Amazon.com Inc.’s second and third headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Boeing Withheld Information on 737 That Crashed in Indonesia, According to Safety Experts and Others  - Boeing withheld information about potential hazards associated with a new flight-control feature suspected of playing a role in last month’s fatal Lion Air jet crash, according to safety experts involved in the investigation, as well as midlevel FAA officials and airline pilots.
  • Macy's Radical Plan to Save Itself: Shrink  - Too much space and too few shoppers yield a plan to reduce the amount of merchandise and the number of employees at its slower-performing stores.
  • GE Shares Fall Again, Hit New Low  - General Electric shares continued to slide even as new CEO Larry Culp tried to put the market at ease about the company and its troubled power division.
  • Apple Shares Sink After iPhone Suppliers Lower Outlooks  - Apple shares sank further on Monday, as investors’ worries deepened about sales of new iPhones after two key suppliers for the device cut their earnings projections for coming months.
  • U.S. Adopts New Battle Plan for China's Theft of Trade Secrets  - The Trump administration is broadening its China trade battle beyond tariffs with a plan to use export controls, indictments and other tools to counter the theft of intellectual property.
  • U.S., China Resume Talks to Cool Trade Tensions  - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has resumed discussions with his Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, about a deal that would ease trade tension, ahead of a meeting of the leaders of China and the U.S. set for the end of the month.
  • Two Senators Urge Trump to Stop Criticizing Fed  - Two U.S. senators called on President Trump Monday to stop publicly criticizing the Federal Reserve and warned his comments could jeopardize the central bank’s credibility and hurt the economy.
  • U.S. on a Course to Spend More on Debt Than Defense  - In the past decade, U.S. debt held by the public has risen to $15.9 trillion from $5.1 trillion, but financing all of that debt hasn’t been a problem. That’s in the process of changing.
  • Global Economy Week Ahead: U.S. Sales, Foreign GDP Figures  - Economic data in the coming week will include U.S. retail sales data as well as indicators of business activity in Japan, China and Germany.
  • Tech and Democracy at D.Live  - Technology is colliding with societal norms and governance in new and unexpected ways. Follow the town hall conversation as we talk about tech regulation, the future of privacy and data, misinformation and more.
  • Kellogg Considers Selling Its Fruit-Snacks and Cookies Businesses  - The packaged-food company said it is exploring a sale of those units “to enable the company to bring a sharper focus to its core business.”
  • Palantir Has a $20 Billion Valuation and a Big Problem: It Keeps Losing Money  - The Silicon Valley unicorn, a data-analysis giant that’s inching toward an IPO, has been run like a scrappy startup, including lavish perks. CEO Alex Karp is now under pressure to remake the business, including bringing an end to what’s known inside the company as “Palantir Entitlement Syndrome.”
  • Consumers Poised to Pick Up Spending Heading Into Holiday Season  - The economic outlook for consumers remained strong in early November as their income expectations rose—according to the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey—suggesting Americans could increase their spending heading into the important holiday retail season.
  • U.S. Producer Prices Surged in October  - A gauge of U.S. business prices surged in October, but the increase was likely a temporary bulge driven by companies preparing for Black Friday sales events later this month.
  • Democratic Win Sets Up Clash Over Trump Tax Cuts  - Democrats will aim to reverse tax cuts for high-income households when they take the House majority, setting up a clash with Republicans that will color fiscal debates over the next two years, including prospects for a bipartisan deal to improve the nation’s infrastructure.
  • Google Internet Traffic Is Briefly Misdirected Through Russia, China  - Google services were temporarily unreachable for some users after some traffic intended to reach the web giant was rerouted through other networks.
  • Facebook to Give Special Access to French Regulators  - A team of French regulators will spend six months monitoring how Facebook removes certain kinds of illicit content as part of a pilot program between the social media giant and the French government.
  • Pets or People, Big Food Faces the Same Supermarket Battle  - Pet foods with fancier ingredients are eating away at market share for mainstream brands. Snacks for dogs and cats are selling faster than meals. And a flood of new products is putting pressure on prices.
WSJ.com: Markets Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:30:05 EST
WSJ.com: Opinion Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:30:02 EST
  • California's Paradise Lost  - Trump is a bully, but he’s right about bad forest management.
  • Peter Navarro's Politburo Playbook  - The White House trade adviser calls private citizens ‘foreign agents.’
  • Hanging Chads, the Sequel  - The Democrat who won the 2008 recount for Al Franken is in Florida.
  • The False Promise of 'Medicare for All'  - Cost is only part of the problem. Single-payer systems create long waits and delays on new drugs.
  • Real Men Saved Lives in Thousand Oaks  - ‘I’m here to protect my friends, my family, my fellow humans,’ Matt Wennerstrom said.
  • Chinese Students Help America Innovate  - The administration considers a visa ban. What a terrible idea.
  • Even the Libertarians Get Luckey Sometimes  - Facebook pressured a top exec to say he supported Gary Johnson over Trump.
  • Military Spouses Also Serve  - Employers ought to make it easier to keep jobs when families have to move.
  • Chuck Schumer, Foiled Again  - The Senate minority leader was one of the few clear losers in last week’s midterms.
  • Macron's Faux Pas on Nationalism  - Western Europe mistakes its lessons from World War I for universal truths.
  • The Drug War and the Caravan  - Misguided American policies contributed to the growing chaos in Central America.
  • Broward's Ballots  - Voters are right to be suspicious about vote-counting in the Florida county.
 
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