France's SFR Plans Network-Sharing Venture With Vodafone

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:09
French mobile-phone operator SFR plans to link up with U.K. operator Vodafone Group PLC in a network-sharing venture, according to SFR's chief executive.

Caterpillar Aims to Close French Plant

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:57
Caterpillar, continuing a global cost-reduction drive, is seeking to stop production at its plant in Rantigny, France, about 40 miles north of Paris, and sell the facility, a spokeswoman for the company said Friday, confirming French press reports.

Volkswagen Seeks to Boost China Sales

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:50
Europe's largest carmaker Volkswagen AG said it aims to sell more than 3.5 million vehicles in China this year, after sales there accounted for more than one-third of the German company's global deliveries last year.

Geely Says Volvo Technology, New Strategy Can Get It on Track

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:34
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman Li Shufu said Saturday his Chinese mass-market auto brand Geely can use technology from his Volvo brand and a newly streamlined brand strategy to get back on track for growth after a sharp sales drop in the first quarter.

GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:45
The head of General Motors Co.'s North American operations, Alan Batey, said April U.S. Vehicle sales are on pace for "a good month."

China Unveils List of IPO Aspirants

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:31
In a surprise move, the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced a list of 28 companies that have disclosed their IPO plans.

Fiat, Chrysler to Build Jeeps in China for Country's Market

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:58
Fiat SpA and its Chrysler Group LLC arm expect to build Jeep vehicles for China in the Asian country starting in late 2015, the two companies said Saturday.

U.S. Weapons Flow to Syria Rebels

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:56
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have supplied Syrian rebel groups with a small number of advanced American antitank missiles for the first time in a pilot program that could lead to larger flows of sophisticated weaponry, people briefed on the effort said.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan, Angers GOP Colleagues but Wins Fans Elsewhere

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:14
A close-up look at Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his history illuminates his political life's fundamental dichotomy: Many Republican lawmakers mistrust him, but many conservatives elsewhere worship him.

Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:10
Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.

Batista Unfazed by Reported Brazil Probe

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:04
Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista on Friday said he isn't concerned about a reported criminal investigation into the collapse of his once-highflying oil company.

Why You Shouldn't Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:48
In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, New York University researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all—many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under a microscope.

Clinton Memo Shows Aides Weighed Softening First Lady's Image

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:46
An undated memo from the Clinton White House reveals aides worried about Hillary Clinton's image and looked for ways to humanize her in the eyes of the public.

Dante's Path to Paradise

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:49
The Saturday Essay: 'The Divine Comedy' is not just a classic of world literature. It's the most astonishing self-help book ever written. Rod Dreher on how the 700-year-old poem gave him hope.

A Comparison of Chinatowns

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:44
Metro Money's Anne Kadet compares New York City's three main Chinatowns and comes up with a clear winner: Sunset Park in Brooklyn.

New Tax Bug Bites Tech Companies

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:21
First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the expired research-and-development tax credit for affecting its financial results.

Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business

Wall Street Journal: US Economy - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:18
Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.

BP Spill Fines Pay for Inland Cleanup

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:13
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some states have started using fines paid by BP and its partners to clean up inland water pollution.

Man Charged in Missouri Highway Shootings

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:32
Prosecutors charged a 27-year-old man with shooting at nine cars on Kansas City-area highways and injuring three people over the past several weeks.

Auto Makers Hunt for Gains in China

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:27
Beijing auto-show exhibits will be heavy with new, low-priced cars aimed at young, professional Chinese with an eye on the high life.

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