Energy Secretary Nominee Perry Regrets Call to Eliminate Agency

Wall Street Journal: US News - 12 min 25 sec ago
The former Texas governor’s failure to remember the name of the agency when listing departments he would cut effectively ended his bid for the presidency in 2011. Mr. Perry plans to say at his confirmation hearing that he now appreciates the agency and what it does.

Amazon, Apple End Exclusivity Deals for Audiobooks

EU antitrust regulators welcomed a move by Amazon.com to end exclusivity obligations for the supply and distribution of audiobooks with Apple.

Investments Tied to Foreclosure Crisis A Major Focus of Mnuchin Hearing

Wall Street Journal: US News - 32 min 10 sec ago
Investments tied to the foreclosure crisis emerged as a major focus in the Senate confirmation hearing Thursday for Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, who faces deep reservations from Democrats.

Draghi Strikes Dovish Tone as ECB Keeps Rates, Stimulus On Hold

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 36 min 57 sec ago
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers aren’t convinced a recent pickup in inflation will be sustained, and asked German savers to be patient as they clamor for higher interest rates.

Philadelphia Poised to Ban Employers From Asking for Salary History

Wall Street Journal: US News - 49 min 13 sec ago
Philadelphia is on the brink of becoming the first U.S. city to bar employers from asking potential hires for their salary history, a step aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women.

GOP Governors Warn Lawmakers About Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Wall Street Journal: US News - 54 min 29 sec ago
John Kasich, Brian Sandoval and other governors have voiced concerns about the effects of abruptly scrapping the 2010 health law as Republicans in Congress weigh their options.

Voter Anxiety That Fueled Trump's Victory Turns to Hope

Wall Street Journal: US News - 1 hour 3 min ago
In places ranging from the mill towns of North Carolina to Wyoming coal country, the anger that many working-class Americans felt in casting a ballot for Donald Trump has turned into hope.

U.S. Bombers Hit ISIS in Libya

Wall Street Journal: US News - 1 hour 8 min ago
American B-2 bombers struck at multiple sites in Libya on Wednesday, in what represents a broadening of the U.S. war against the extremist group in northern Africa.

Indian Firms Fear Curbs on Skilled-Visa Workers Under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office until Friday, but he is already forcing India’s mammoth $108 billion technology outsourcing industry to rethink hiring practices in the U.S., its largest market.

May Hints at Trump Rebuke in Vow to Lead on Free Trade

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 1 hour 10 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would become a world leader in promoting the merits of globalization, underscoring her vision of an internationalist Britain outside the EU.

Samsung Heir Felt Pressured by South Korean President, Prosecutors Say

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 1 hour 11 min ago
The de facto head of Samsung conglomerate told investigators probing his alleged role in a corruption scandal that South Korean President Park Geun-hye coerced him into contributing funds to entities linked to a friend of hers.

FTC's Qualcomm Suit Exposes Tensions in Smartphone Industry

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 1 hour 21 min ago
The FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm is part of an escalating international regulatory battle that has laid bare tensions between the dominant maker of smartphone chips and some of its biggest customers.

Volkswagen's Ex-CEO Denies Prior Knowledge of Emissions Cheating

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 1 hour 44 min ago
Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s former chief executive, denied having any personal knowledge of the German car maker’s diesel-emissions cheating in his first major public appearance since the scandal broke in September 2015.

Mnuchin to Address IndyMac, Tax Policy at Senate Hearing

Wall Street Journal: US News - 2 hours 12 min ago
Investments tied to the foreclosure crisis are shaping up to figure prominently in the confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s intended nominee for Treasury secretary.

Mnuchin to Address IndyMac, Tax Policy at Senate Hearing

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 12 min ago
Investments tied to the foreclosure crisis are shaping up to figure prominently in the confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s intended nominee for Treasury secretary.

The Most Coveted Ball in Golf Is From Costco

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 15 min ago
Costco, the warehouse retail giant, began selling golf balls last fall under its Kirkland Signature brand. The balls instantly ranked among the cheapest on the market, but by some accounts, they perform like rivals that sell for more than twice as much.

Housing Starts Jumped in December, Capping Strong Year

Wall Street Journal: US News - 2 hours 27 min ago
U.S. housing starts hit their strongest level in nine years in 2016, but a slowdown in the pace of new apartment building underscores that it may be difficult for construction to hit new highs this year without a strong rebound in single-family homes.

Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 35 min ago
An analysis of revised Education Department numbers shows that at more than 1,000 schools, at least half of students defaulted or failed to pay down their debt within seven years.

LinkedIn's Website Is No Longer Terrible

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 40 min ago
A makeover of LinkedIn’s website makes it easier to read posts and connect with people helpful to your career, writes Joanna Stern.

Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 58 min ago
A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.

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