Schools Learn Expensive Lesson on Class Size

Wall Street Journal: US News - 2 hours 26 min ago
After spending billions to reduce student-to-teacher ratios, many states are easing back and looking for other ways to improve performance.

Uber Looks to Rev Up in Japan

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 29 min ago
Uber plans to ramp up its business in Japan, a wealthy country full of potential customers, even though its core ride-hailing service is barred from the country.

U.S. Consumer Spending Flat in August

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 33 min ago
Consumer spending leveled off in August, a sign of caution among households amid mixed signals about the broader economy.

Carnegie Deli to Close

Wall Street Journal: US News - 2 hours 36 min ago
Carnegie Deli, a New York City fixture since 1937, said that it would close at the end of the year.

'Deepwater Horizon' Film Poses Fresh Woes for BP

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 39 min ago
The new movie, a $100 million-plus production from Lions Gate, doesn’t shy away from unflattering portrayals of BP executives, who are depicted as more concerned about budgets and schedules than safety.

Consumer Sentiment Climbed in September

Wall Street Journal: US News - 2 hours 46 min ago
A gauge of U.S. consumer confidence—the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index—rose in September, suggesting households are feeling fairly good about the economy this fall.

Consumer Sentiment Climbed in September

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 46 min ago
A gauge of U.S. consumer confidence—the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index—rose in September, suggesting households are feeling fairly good about the economy this fall.

Airbus Tightens Belt With New Corporate Shake-Up

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 2 hours 59 min ago
Airbus Group is to merge headquarters and eliminate an unspecified number of management jobs in a new restructuring plan to improve profitability.

H&M Earnings Fail to Weather Heatwave

Wall Street Journal: US Business - 3 hours 37 min ago
The Swedish fashion retailer posted a 9% drop in third-quarter profit after an August heatwave at the time of its autumn-and-winter collections’ launch forced it to mark down prices on woolen hats, coats and pullovers.

U.S. Signed Secret Document to Lift U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Banks

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:23
The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks on the same day that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff.

Portman May Provide Reverse Coattails for Trump in Ohio

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:20
If Donald Trump wins Ohio, it may be because of the groundwork laid by Rob Portman, the state’s Republican senator who avoided the stage, the presidential nominee and the spotlight during the Republican Party’s Cleveland convention in July.

UFC Goes for a Knockout, With Celebrity Investors in Its Corner

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:04
Just months after being acquired by Hollywood talent agency WME-ING, the UFC is going A-list, with 23 celebrities, including Ben Affleck, Adam Levine and Serena and Venus Williams, investing in the rapidly growing sport.

Lawmakers Take More Swings at Wells Fargo CEO

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 18:15
Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf struggled to mount a defense in the face of repeated attacks over the bank’s sales practices from members of the House Financial Services Committee.

Trump Pushes Hard for New Hampshire

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 18:01
Donald Trump, bolstered by the endorsement of a leading Republican who once shunned him, traveled to New Hampshire for the sixth time since mid-June in a determined drive for the state’s tiny cache of four electoral votes.

Hillary Clinton Arrives in Iowa for Start of Early Voting

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:55
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrived in Iowa on Thursday for the first day of early voting there, encouraging supporters not to wait until Election Day to cast ballots.

Police Push Back at Scrutiny of Fatal Shootings

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:45
Police groups are pushing back against what they say is unfair scrutiny of fatal police shootings of black men this month in Charlotte, N.C.; Tulsa, Okla.; and El Cajon, Calif.

Congress Looks to Curtail Terror Victims Bill After Overriding Veto

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:39
Lawmakers said they were working on mitigating possible unintended consequences of legislation letting Americans sue foreign governments over terrorist attacks, just a day after Congress overrode President Obama’s veto of the bill.

Political TV Advertising Is Forecast to Fall This Election Season

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:21
Spending on political advertising on local broadcast television in 2016 is expected to reach $2.8 billion, about $300 million less than what was spent in 2012—a result of the Trump campaign’s strategy.

Obama Administration Imposes New Requirements on Pay Data, Sick Leave

Wall Street Journal: Career - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:16
The Obama administration on Thursday completed new requirements on business to provide employee pay data by gender and race and for federal contractors to offer paid sick days.

Defense in Bridge Trial Seeks to Undermine Star Witness's Credibility

Wall Street Journal: US News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 16:20
In cross-examination Thursday, witness David Wildstein was accused of changing his story about a 2013 conversation with Gov. Chris Christie

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