Chinese Investment in Israel Raises Security Fears

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 10:30:00

Security officials are raising alarms over Chinese investment in Israeli technology companies, prompting the Israeli government to scrutinize the money flows and businesses to reconsider accepting Chinese funds.

GOP Launches Attacks on Democrats Over ‘Green New Deal’

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 22:52:00

Republicans have seized on the ‘Green New Deal’ in an effort to paint Democrats as extreme on energy policy, attacking the proposal to slow climate change and launching advertisements tying swing-district Democrats to the idea.

U.S. Seeks Accountability for Former Saudi Aide in Khashoggi Killing

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 21:35:00

A top Saudi official who was fired after being accused of playing a role in the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to serve as an informal royal adviser, and the U.S. is pressing the kingdom behind the scenes to hold him accountable, according to American and Saudi officials.

Kyler Murray Calls an Audible for the NFL

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 21:28:00

Kyler Murray, the two-sport Oklahoma superstar who faced a career crossroads with deep ramifications for baseball and football, says he is “firmly and fully committed” to becoming an NFL quarterback.

National Enquirer Publisher Asked Justice Department for Advice on Saudi Connection

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 18:16:00

American Media sought advice last year from the U.S. Justice Department over whether it should register as a foreign agent in connection with work the publisher did for Saudi Arabia.

How Bad Is the China Slowdown? U.S. Companies Offer Some Answers

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 18:12:00

Fourth-quarter results from U.S. companies indicate that slowing growth in China is modest, but broad. Retailers and other companies catering to Chinese consumers face signs of weakness among the country’s growing middle class. Analysts fear a brutal quarter ahead.

Democratic Leaders Sharply Critical of Freshman Lawmaker’s Israel Comments

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 17:34:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership demanded that Rep. Ilhan Omar apologize for what they called her use of “anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations” against supporters of Israel.

Baseball’s All-Unemployed Team

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 17:23:00

As major league teams begin spring training, an all-star squad of talented free-agent players remain unsigned.

Your Company Wants to Know if You’ve Lost Weight

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 16:28:00

As more employers launch high-tech wellness programs that keep tabs on workers’ exercise, sleep and nutrition, employees worry about privacy and the consequences of opting out.

Does Your Company Need to Know Your Body-Mass Index?

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 16:28:00

As more employers launch high-tech wellness programs that keep tabs on workers’ exercise, sleep and nutrition, employees worry about privacy and the consequences of opting out.

Lawmakers to Resume Stalled Border-Security Talks

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 16:05:00

Lawmakers were set to resume negotiations over border security in an effort to avoid another government shutdown this weekend, with talks set to focus on limits on the number of detention beds and funding levels for barriers.

Former Amazon Veteran Emerges as Foe of Jeff Bezos

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 15:00:00

Jon Fine, the National Enquirer attorney at the center of what Jeff Bezos is calling a blackmail attempt, used to have a much different relationship with the Amazon founder. For nine years, Mr. Bezos was his boss.

Democrats Face Great Opportunity—and High Peril

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 14:49:00

The horizon looks bright for Democrats, yet there’s a risk the party could blow their opportunity with a combination of policy extremism and internal stridency.

FDA Challenges Supplement Makers’ Marketing Claims

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 14:48:00

The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters accusing 17 nutritional-supplement makers of selling more than 58 products with improper claims that they can prevent, treat or cure serious diseases.

FDA Challenges Dietary Supplement Makers

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 14:48:00

The FDA sent letters to 17 nutritional supplement manufacturers alleging that the companies are illegally selling products with the improper claims they can prevent, treat and cure serious diseases, including Alzheimer’s.

New Rules Could Ease Patients’ Access to Their Own Health Records

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 13:45:00

The Trump administration is proposing steps aimed at improving patients’ access to their own health data, bolstering efforts to bring information including insurance claims, hospital and doctor records to digital devices such as smartphones.

Trump Heads to Border for First Rally of Year

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 12:58:00

President Trump will return in earnest to campaign posture, holding his first rally of the year in the shadow of the Mexican border and in the hometown of a potential rival, former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

Impeachment Push for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Slows Down

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 12:37:00

The Virginia lawmaker who had vowed to launch impeachment proceedings against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax over two allegations of sexual assault said he isn’t ready to start that process in the House of Delegates.

Rural U.S. Carriers Resist Proposed Chinese Telecom Ban Aimed at Huawei

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 12:00:00

President Trump is weighing an executive order that could ban Chinese telecommunications gear from U.S. networks, but the plan is facing resistance from U.S. carriers in rural areas whose networks run on Huawei Technologies equipment.

Detroit’s Latest Offering: Big Pickups at Bigger Prices

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 12:00:00

Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler have in recent years introduced trucks at price points well into luxury-vehicle territory, offering plusher interiors, more powerful engines and premium options.

Prices of Pickup Trucks Charge Into Luxury-Car Territory

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 12:00:00

Ford, GM and Chrysler have in recent years introduced trucks at price points well into luxury territory, offering plusher interiors, more powerful engines and premium options.

Morgan Stanley, in Its Biggest Deal Since Crisis, Courts Future Millionaires

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 11:43:00

Morgan Stanley is paying $900 million to acquire Solium, which manages the stock that corporate employees receive as part of their pay. The deal, the bank’s largest acquisition since the financial crisis, is set to be announced Monday.

This Options Bet Helps Tame Markets, but There Are Risks

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 10:30:00

More investors are selling options in a bid to boost returns, a shift that traders say is helping to tamp down market volatility now—but potentially at the expense of greater turbulence later.

24-Hour Flu Pill May Not Be Miracle Drug Doctors Thought

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 10:30:00

A new pill that can kill the flu virus in 24 hours with a single dose has become the most-prescribed influenza treatment in Japan. But new evidence has emerged about mutant viral strains that prevent the Xofluza drug from working well in some patients.

After Synagogue Attack, Pittsburgh’s Push for Stricter Gun Laws Sparks Backlash

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 10:30:00

A little more than three months after 11 people were shot to death while worshiping at the Tree of Life synagogue, city leaders and residents are clashing over proposed gun restrictions.

Chinese Investment in Israel Raises Security Fears

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 10:30:00

Security officials are raising alarms over Chinese investment in Israeli technology companies, prompting the Israeli government to scrutinize the money flows and businesses to reconsider accepting Chinese funds.

Flu Drug Called ‘Silver Bullet,’ but Some Doctors Prescribe Caution

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 10:30:00

A new pill that can kill the flu virus in 24 hours with a single dose has become the most-prescribed influenza treatment in Japan. But new evidence has emerged about mutant viral strains that prevent the Xofluza drug from working well in some patients.

Giving to Colleges Jumps 7.2% to Record $46.7 Billion

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 05:01:00

U.S. colleges and universities brought in a record $46.7 billion in donations last fiscal year, fueled by stock market gains and strategically timed gifts allowing donors to prepare for changes in tax laws.

Kacey Musgraves Wins Album of the Year at the Grammys

The Wall Street Journal(USA) 2019-02-11 03:41:00

Women were front and center at the Grammy Awards, as the music industry attempted to address the criticism it has faced over how few female artists it has honored.

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