State Department Employee Is Charged With Lying to FBI

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:57
A longtime U.S. State Department employee was accused of failing to report contacts with two Chinese spies who allegedly gave her thousands of dollars in gifts, according to a criminal complaint.

Trump Administration Signals It Would Seek Mostly Modest Changes to Nafta

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:56
The Trump administration is signaling to Congress it will seek mostly modest changes to Nafta in upcoming negotiations with Mexico and Canada despite President Trump having called the trade deal a “disaster” during the campaign.

Ivanka Trump to Serve as Official, Unpaid White House Employee

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:49
Ivanka Trump has taken a role as an official, though unpaid, employee of her father’s administration, after her plan to serve as an informal adviser drew criticism from ethics experts and Democratic lawmakers.

Republicans Fuel Uncertainty Over Health Law's Fate

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:44
Republicans, struggling to figure out their next steps after their health-care bill’s collapse, delivered mixed signals about how they will contend with the Affordable Care Act, with a Trump administration official promising to uphold the law and others saying they will continue working on its repeal.

Scores of Builders Raise Their Hands for Trump Border Wall

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:44
More than 200 companies have expressed interest in submitting plans to help design and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the Trump administration seeks to fulfill a key campaign promise despite significant obstacles.

Scores of Builders Raise Their Hands for Trump Border Wall

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:44
More than 200 companies have expressed interest in submitting plans to help design and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the Trump administration seeks to fulfill a key campaign promise despite significant obstacles.

Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Detailed in Police Report

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:35
The Tempe, Ariz., police report revealed Uber’s sport-utility vehicle was hit after entering an intersection on a yellow light and that turning traffic blocked both parties’ views before the collision.

Trump's Rapid Rapprochement Plans With Russia Fade

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:03
Expectations that President Donald Trump’s presidency would lead to a rapid U.S. rapprochement with Russia are fading, as the White House pushes off the Kremlin’s proposals for a meeting of leaders and takes an increasingly skeptical view of reaching a grand bargain with Moscow.

In Prairie-Dog Case, Appeals Court Backs Federal Power on Endangered Species

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:22
Utah prairie dogs and environmentalists scored a win Wednesday with an appeals-court ruling that affirmed the federal government has broad power to protect threatened species.

FCC Tees Up Rule Change That Could Spur TV Industry Mergers

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:17
The proposal, if approved by the Federal Communications Commission, would effectively loosen a national cap on audience share for station owners and could touch off a wave of deals among media companies.

FCC Tees Up Rule Change That Could Spur TV Industry Mergers

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:17
The proposal, if approved by the Federal Communications Commission, would effectively loosen a national cap on audience share for station owners and could touch off a wave of deals among media companies.

Conn. Governor Advises Parents in U.S. Illegally to Pick Guardians for Kids

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:17
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy urged parents in the U.S. illegally to pick guardians for their children as a precaution to ensure they don’t wind up in state care.

Student Sues Los Angeles Community College Over Free Speech

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:06
A Los Angeles community college student who leads his campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, a libertarian group, is suing school and district administrators for allegedly violating his free speech rights.

Samsung Aims to Rebound With Galaxy S8 Launch

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:05
Samsung Electronics unveiled a new flagship smartphone, its first attempt to bounce back after a year in which the South Korean technology giant was beset by product-safety concerns.

New Form of Drug Fentanyl Makes its Way to New York City

Wall Street Journal: US News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:23
Authorities say a new form of the deadly drug fentanyl has made its way to New York City by way of China, exploiting a gap in drug laws.

Lululemon Promises Bolder Clothes to Revive Sales

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:14
Lululemon Athletica Inc. issued a weak outlook for the current quarter, blaming spring clothing that wasn’t colorful enough to entice shoppers to its website or stores.

ConocoPhillips to Sell Chunk of Canadian Oil-Sands Assets

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:03
ConocoPhillips is selling the bulk of its Canadian oil-sands assets to Cenovus Energy to pay down debt and significantly increase stock buybacks, marking the latest exit from the oil sands by non-Canadian player.

Amazon to Shut Down Unprofitable Quidsi Division

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:27
Quidsi, manager of Diapers.com and Soap.com, spent 7 years with Amazon after rising to prominence shipping diapers and other household staples largely for free.

Two Black Women Sue Fox News, Claiming Racial Discrimination

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:25
Two black women have filed a lawsuit against Fox News Channel, its parent company 21st Century Fox and a former senior executive at the cable network alleging racial discrimination.

Motion Picture Academy to Retain PwC for Oscars

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:23
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers will stay in charge of balloting for the Academy Awards despite an error that led to the announcement of the wrong film as the Best Picture winner.

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