America's Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 3 hours 13 min ago
The effect of oil prices on the U.S. economy used to be straightforward: Higher was bad. Yet between 2014 and early 2016, as oil collapsed, growth slowed sharply. Since then oil has doubled, yet the economy has accelerated.

What to Watch in the Fed Minutes

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 3 hours 28 min ago
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will offer more details on policy makers’ outlook for 2018 when it releases the minutes of their Jan. 30-31 meeting. Officials voted then to hold their benchmark federal-funds rate steady in a range between 1.25% and 1.5%. The minutes will be released at 2 p.m. EST.

North Korea Pulled Out of Pence Meeting at Last Minute

Wall Street Journal: US News - 4 hours 28 min ago
North Korea canceled a secretly planned meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, a session that would have amounted to the highest-level visit between the U.S. and North Korea in years.

FBI Probes Tip-Line Operations After Florida Shooting

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:31
The FBI is conducting an extensive review into operations at the bureau’s tip line after the agency failed to act on a specific and credible lead identifying dangers posed by a teenager who killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

AT&T Denied Access to Government Discussions on Time Warner Deal

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:12
A federal judge ruled AT&T isn’t entitled to details of the Trump administration’s internal discussions on the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner.

Pennsylvania Special Election Loses Its Punch as New Districts Loom

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:41
Whoever wins Pennsylvania’s congressional special election next month will likely find himself drawn out of the district by November when a new map from the state Supreme Court will be in effect

Ja Rule Leads Rally to Demand NYC Public-Housing Improvements

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:34
Rapper Ja Rule whipped up a rally at City Hall in Manhattan to support the 400,000 New Yorkers living in public housing.

New Jersey Governor Promises Measures to Prevent School Violence

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:04
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he would seek to improve coordination among schools, law enforcement and state agencies to prevent school violence, in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Yale's Poor Little Lambs Who Have Lost Their Way Find a Ewe

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:26
Yale University’s all-male a cappella singing group, the Whiffenpoofs, have admitted a woman for the first time.

Louisville to Vacate 2013 Men's Basketball National Championship

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:20
The NCAA said that the University of Louisville has to vacate its wins from 2011 through 2015—including its 2013 national championship—as the result of rules violations and a scandal involving an escort.

Associate of Gates Pleads Guilty to Lying to Mueller Team

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:19
A lawyer accused of lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pleaded guilty, the latest sign that Mr. Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election is picking up speed.

Trump Takes Step to Ban 'Bump Stocks'

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:09
President Trump said Tuesday he is moving to impose new regulations that would ban devices that allow certain firearms to function as rapid-fire ‘machine guns.’

3M, State of Minnesota Settle For $850 Million

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:05
3M Co. will pay $850 million to settle Minnesota’s lawsuit, claiming the manufacturer contaminated water in the state for at least five decades.

Glencore's Predicament: How to Handle Payments to Individual Under U.S. Sanctions

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:43
Swiss mining giant Glencore is grappling with a thorny problem: whether it can make royalty payments to Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, a former partner placed under sanctions by the U.S. government.

Trump Administration Looking at Bankruptcy Options for Student Debt

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:37
The Trump administration indicated it is considering allowing more Americans to erase student debt in bankruptcy.

Spending Bill Raises Expectations for More Fed Rate Increases

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:35
A bipartisan spending deal reached by U.S. lawmakers earlier this month has prompted many Wall Street economists to raise their projections of how much the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and next.

Trump Administration's Deregulation Push Heads for Outer Space

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:34
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in space, including easing launch rules and putting the Commerce Department in charge of broader deregulation initiatives.

Cybersecurity Task Force to Protect Elections Is Unveiled

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:27
The Justice Department announced a new cybersecurity task force aimed in part at combating threats to the integrity of U.S. elections, as pressure mounts for stronger countermeasures to deter foreign efforts targeting the vote.

Dow, S&P 500 Lose Steam After Six Sessions of Gains

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:19
Falling shares of Walmart pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 lower Tuesday, snapping a six-session winning streak for the indexes.

Group Files Complaints Over Payments to Playboy Playmate Who Alleged Affair With Trump

Wall Street Journal: US News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:22
A government-watchdog group filed complaints asking the FEC and Justice Department to investigate a $150,000 payment to a former Playboy centerfold model who sold her story of an alleged affair with President Donald Trump to the publisher of the National Enquirer.

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