Tuning Into a Good Deal

Wall Street Journal: Career - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:39
From haircuts to dental cleanings, there are plenty of cheap services supplied by students in New York. At Floating Piano Factory, apprentice piano tunings start at $60—about half the typical rate.

Container Ship Remains Stuck in Elbe River

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:41
One of the world’s biggest container ships, the 1,300-foot-long Indian Ocean, has run aground near the busy German port of Hamburg and so far has resisted all efforts to free it.

Mars to Phase Out Artificial Colors

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:04
M&M’s maker Mars will phase out artificial colors throughout its portfolio of foods over a five-year period, following several large food companies that have made similar changes amid a trend toward natural ingredients.

American Apparel Emerges From Bankruptcy Proceedings

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:27
American Apparel said Friday that it has emerged from chapter 11 proceedings as a private company after implementing a reorganization plan.

NYC Democrats Vie to Replace Sheldon Silver

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:03
A group of New York City Democrats on Sunday will name its candidate to replace Sheldon Silver, but that is just the beginning of a battle for the once-powerful lawmaker’s Assembly seat.

U.S. January Nonfarm Payrolls Up by 151,000; Jobless Rate 4.9%

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:57
The U.S. labor market slowed substantially in January, a potential reflection of employer caution tied to market unrest that could weigh on expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in March.

Michigan Gov. Fires Suspended Official Over Flint

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:52
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder fired a suspended official with the state environmental agency charged with protecting municipal drinking water, the latest official to be ousted as the governor addresses the lead contamination of water in Flint, Mich.

Amazon Rips Page From Rivals' Offline Playbook

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:49
Amazon’s plan to build brick-and-mortar outlets in retail malls is following the playbook of smaller Internet sellers like Warby Parker and Bonobos that found early success reaching shoppers via showrooms and shops.

Jobs Report Puts Fed's Rate Decision in Limbo

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:48
Friday’s jobs report likely leaves Federal Reserve officials in a “watchful waiting” mode as they consider whether to lift short-term interest rates at their next policy meeting in March.

Lions Gate Plummets Amid Lack of Earnings Guidance

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:46
Lions Gate Entertainment’s stock plummeted 28% Friday to $18.18, potentially complicating discussions for the studio behind “The Hunger Games” to merge with premium cable channel Starz.

One Dead in Crane Collapse

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:36
A large crane collapsed on Worth Street in lower Manhattan, killing a 38-year-old Upper West Side man and injuring several others.

PAC Payments Raise Questions Over Rubio Campaign Finance

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:24
Payments from Reclaim America to top Rubio campaign and Senate aides raise questions about whether the PAC is subsidizing senator’s presidential campaign beyond legal limits.

Trump's Big Lead in New Hampshire Has Slightly Eroded, Poll Shows

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:49
Donald Trump holds a substantial lead in New Hampshire, but Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have gained support, a new poll has found.

Haley Says Experience, Vision Key to Winning South Carolina

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:45
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has some tips on how to bridge the gaps between the factions in the Republican party, win her state -- and perhaps gain her endorsement.

Obama Says Low Gas Prices Make Room for Oil Tax

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:41
President Barack Obama on Friday defended his proposal for a $10-per-barrel tax on oil companies to raise hundreds of billions of dollars to fund transportation and energy projects.

J&J, AbbVie Shares Drop on Potential Drug Competition

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:22
Shares of AbbVie and Johnson & Johnson took a hit Friday after FDA briefing documents hinted a cheaper competitor for the drug companies’ blockbuster anti-inflammatory treatments could be headed to market soon.

Tyson Foods Projects Record Profits

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:45
Tyson Foods projected record profits this year, boosted by growing consumer spending, increased meat supplies and low prices for animal feed.

U.S. January Nonfarm Payrolls Up by 151,000; Jobless Rate 4.9%

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:46
The U.S. labor market slowed substantially in January, a potential reflection of employer caution tied to market unrest that could weigh on expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in March.

Volkswagen Postpones Earnings Announcement Amid Scandal

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:01
Volkswagen said it would postpone publication of its 2015 results because of issues related to the auto maker’s emissions scandal.

U.S. Trade Gap Expanded in December

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 05:35
The U.S. trade deficit expanded in December, highlighting how a global economic slowdown remains a headwind to domestic growth.

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