BAE Offers to Build Howitzers in India

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:01
BAE Systems PLC has offered to build a howitzer factory in India to close a deal valued at more than $800 million after years of stalled talks left it shuttering plants in the U.S. and the U.K. that were supposed to produce the artillery.

GOP Leaders Open to Bigger Child-Care Credit

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:43
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have indicated they are open to one piece of President Barack Obama’s tax overhaul proposal: increasing tax breaks for child care.

Belichick Tries to Take Air Out of 'Deflategate'

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 14:01
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Saturday said that after an internal review, he is convinced his team “followed every rule to the letter.”

Exxon Fined $1.05 Million for 2011 Yellowstone Pipeline Break

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:23
Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $1.05 million penalty for safety violations related to a 2011 pipeline break under Montana’s Yellowstone River, federal regulators said.

Obama's Trip to India Signals Stronger Ties

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 04:20
President Barack Obama will arrive Sunday in India to showcase what his administration sees as a deepening relationship, beginning a three-day visit that is aimed at improving what historically has been an uneven alliance.

No More Bouts, but the Fight Goes On

Wall Street Journal: Career - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:31
After losing it all, Iran Barkley is shopping his life story and working with a charity to help other former boxers get back on their feet after life knocks them down.

Euro's Big Drop Puts U.S. Economy, Fed to the Test

Wall Street Journal: US Economy - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:38
The ECB’s program to buy bonds—and the resulting fall in the euro—means the U.S. must deal with a strengthening dollar that will make American goods more expensive abroad and could slow U.S. growth and inflation.

U.S., Mexico Increasingly Competing for Farm Labor

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:11
The U.S. and Mexico are increasingly competing for a dwindling supply of farm labor, according to a new analysis, a development that likely will have long-term implications for the U.S. agricultural sector.

Frustration Grips Authorization Vote Over Islamic State

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:10
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama repeated his call for Congress to officially endorse the fight against Islamic State forces. Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are waiting for the administration to outline exactly what it wants in a use-of-force authorization.

Property-Tax Plan Targets Nonprofits

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:08
A sweeping proposal to cut taxes for Maine families and businesses could upend one of the most widely accepted practices in the country: the property-tax exemption for nonprofit organizations.

Navy Nurse's Lobotomy Leaves Family Scars

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:00
Navy nurse Dorothy Ludden, one of the last survivors among roughly 2,000 psychiatrically ill veterans the Veterans Administration lobotomized in the 1940s and 1950s, raised a family despite her marred mind. The Wall Street Journal in 2013 first detailed the VA lobotomy program.

Corruption Charges Show Allure of Asbestos Cases

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:48
The charges filed against New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are once again drawing attention to the lucrative arena of asbestos litigation.

Dual Oil Benchmarks; Dueling Stories

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:25
The benchmarks for global oil prices—West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude—measure different things and don’t always line up. Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explains what it all means.

Refiners Top Off Their Gas Tanks

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:06
The global glut of crude oil is turning into a U.S. glut of gasoline. U.S. refiners have been sucking up abnormally inexpensive crude and turning it into gasoline.

Supreme Court to Review Lethal Injections

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:37
The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal-injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death-row inmates in Oklahoma.

California Measles Cases Rise

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:29
The number of measles cases in California has increased to 68 from the 59 reported on Wednesday, state health officials said.

More Beekeepers Sour on Profession

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:23
Increasing numbers of beekeepers are considering early retirement or are being forced out of business as honey bees continue to die at alarming rates.

Digital-Music Services Face Another Oldies Challenge

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:21
The owner of recordings by Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Flying Burrito Brothers filed lawsuits Thursday against several online music service operators including Apple, Google and Sony for using songs recorded before 1972 without permission.

U.S. Union Membership Rate Falls

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:21
The percentage of the workforce represented by unions fell slightly in 2014 to 11.1%, down from 11.3% the year before, continuing a trend of stagnation that suggests labor will have to work harder to rebound from its decadeslong slide.

Behind 'American Sniper,' Some Legal Sniping

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:08
‘American Sniper,’ based on the life of ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has brought in more than $130 million in ticket sales. But the SWAT team training business that he founded after leaving the military is preparing to shut down.

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