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Inside The Wall Street Journal, Tensions Rise Over ‘Sick Man’ China Headline

After China announced the expulsion of three of the paper’s journalists, 53 reporters and editors at The Journal asked top executives to consider changing the headline and apologizing.
Tags: News, China, Newspapers, Xi Jinping, Letters, News Corporation, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Murdoch, Lewis, Wong, THOMSON, Rupert, Mead, Robert J, Gigot


Poll: Trump Expected to Double 2016 African American Support if He Draws Buttigieg Challenge

President Trump would double the support he received from African American voters in 2016 if he ends up facing former South Bend., Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg in the upcoming election, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Friday.Trump, who recorded eight percent of the African American vote against Hillary Clinton in 2016, hits 16 percent in the 2020 estimate against Buttigieg. Both men are tied with three percent of “enthusiastic” black voters — with Buttigieg having the ...
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Mind the lovely gap betwixt HS1 and HS2 | Letters

The walk between the end of HS2 at London Euston and the start of HS1 at St Pancras needn’t be irksome, writes Jim Grozier, but Christopher Nankivell thinks the plan to ‘level up’ the north hasn’t been thought throughSimon Jenkins is absolutely right, as usual – this time about the folly that is HS2 (Does HS2 ‘level up’ the north? Don’t be duped, Journal, 15 February). But it won’t be necessary for people arriving from Birmingham en route to the continent to “wheel their suitcases down the Eusto...
Tags: Travel, London, Rail transport, Channel Tunnel, Birmingham, North-south Divide, Hs2, Watford, Journal, North Of England, Simon Jenkins, Euston Road, Jenkins, St Pancras, London Euston, Crick Institute


Assange Claims Rohrabacher Offered Him A Doozy Of A Pardon Quid Pro Quo

It’s one of the few areas where the President has nearly unchecked power. President Trump issued a raft of pardons this week, but news out of London on Wednesday raises questions about whether the tool has been a bargaining chip since the early months of Trump’s presidency. The question comes in the case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently fighting extradition to the U.S. from London. In a court hearing on Wednesday, a lawyer for Assange reportedly told a British judge a bizarre st...
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Pompeo says 'mature, responsible countries' don't 'restrict speech' after China expels reporters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is condemning China for its decision to expel three reporters from The Wall Street Journal from the country."Mature, responsible countries understand that a free press reports facts and expresses opinions," Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday. "The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech."This came after China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said three journalists from the Journal would have their credentials revoked over the pap...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, United States, New York Times, State Department, Times, Wuhan, Journal, Trump, Mao, State, Matt Murray, Mike Bloomberg, Pompeo


Bloomberg Paying Staffers $2,500 Per Month to Text Their Contacts, Back Him on Social Media

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign is hiring hundreds of staffers to text their contacts about the candidate and to regularly post positive messages about the campaign on social media.Each of the staffers, referred to as "deputy digital organizers," will be paid $2,500 a month in exchange for working roughly 20 to 30 hours a week. The staffers must text all of their personal contacts about Bloomberg at least once a week, and to post on social media daily."The Fight for Equal ...
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The Mormon Church's secretive $100 billion fund revealed huge stakes in Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Here are its 10 biggest holdings.

The Mormon Church's mysterious $100 billion fund revealed huge stakes in tech companies. Ensign Peak Advisors had a $40 billion stock portfolio at the end of 2019, SEC filings show. It included $6 billion worth of shares in Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Intel. Ensign doesn't hold Coca-Cola or Starbucks, likely because it doesn't invest in caffeine stocks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Mormon Church's secretive $100 billion investment fund revealed massive s...
Tags: Microsoft, Softbank, Trends, Caesars Entertainment, Bloomberg, Intel, Mormon church, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Philip Morris, Securities And Exchange Commission, UnitedHealth, Apple Google, Microsoft Apple


Bloomberg plans to pay people $2,500 a month to text about him

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going all in on social media.His Democratic presidential campaign team is putting out a call for so-called "deputy digital organizers" who will reportedly work for 20 to 30 hours a week and receive $2,500 per month in exchange for promoting Bloomberg via text each week to everyone in their phones' contact list, while making daily social media posts in support of his campaign, The Wall Street Journal reports. They'll also lik...
Tags: Facebook, News, New York City, Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Mike Bloomberg


China Expels Three Wall Street Journal Reporters Over Opinion Column

China said Wednesday that it revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters based in Beijing in retaliation for a recent opinion column that ran in the publication. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during an online press briefing that Beijing had made repeated requests for the Journal to issue a public apology and hold “the relevant people accountable.” Chinese officials deemed the article’s headline racist, according to Communist Party mouthpiece the Glo...
Tags: Asia, New York, News, China, Uncategorized, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Communist Party, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Ministry, Global Times, Bard College, Overnight, Walter Russell Mead


Ireland reunited and the dissolution of the UK? | Letters

A poll for Irish reunification is far from imminent, writes Alan Boyle, but Chris Webster believes it may be in the interest of some English Tories and Andy Sellers says that the government seems indifferent to the possibility of losing Northern IrelandMartin Kettle is right to draw attention to the risk that a narrow victory for reunification in any Northern Irish border poll would not be accepted by sections of the unionist community (The success of Sinn Féin surely brings the UK’s breakup nea...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin, Northern Irish politics, Journal, Brexit, Ashcroft, Alan Boyle, Chris Webster, Andy Sellers


Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?

The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied — or, as the Bureau lexicon puts it, “lacked candor” — when questioned, including under oath.Why not indict McCab...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, Reagan, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, District Of Columbia, Doj, George W Bush


Walmart shuts down its experimental personal shopping service, Jet black

Walmart is shutting down its personal shopping service, Jet black, on February 21, after struggling to find adoption or additional investment. The service had allowed New York-area customers to text message orders for home delivery. According to its website, Jet black will now no longer accept new orders and will refund its customers their most recent $50 monthly membership fee. The retailer is trying to spin the shutdown as a learning experience, noting that part of the initiative was to test a...
Tags: Ecommerce, New York, Microsoft, America, Tech, Walmart, Retail, M-commerce, Journal, Nea, Scott Eckert, Walmart Grocery, Jet Black, Fleiss, Store No. 8, Jenny Fleiss


Jeff Bezos buys David Geffen’s Beverly Hills mansion for $165 million

EVERLY HILLS — Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has purchased the Warner Estate from media mogul David Geffen for $165 million, it was reported Thursday. The purchase was reported by The Wall Street Journal, which attributed its report to people familiar with the transaction. The deal marks a record for the Los Angeles area. The previous residential record was set late last year, when media executive Lachlan Murdoch paid roughly $150 million for Chartwell, a Bel-Air estate used as the Clampett ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, New York, Celebrities, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Paul Allen, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner, Fifth Avenue


WhatsApp seized on US allegations against Huawei to defend encryption against the government's demands for backdoors

Earlier this week US officials accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of spying for the Chinese government by using telecoms backdoors designed for use by law enforcement. WhatsApp seized on the story as an example of why it shouldn't build backdoors in its encrypted messaging for law enforcement. WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook have been fighting off US government demands to build methods for law enforcement to infiltrate encrypted messaging. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Fbi, Louisiana, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Business Insider, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Cathcart, Will Cathcart


Jeff Bezos has reportedly broken California's record for the most expensive home sale of all time with his purchase of a $165 million Beverly Hills mansion (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased a Beverly Hills, California, mansion for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. The estate was designed for the Warner Bros. executive Jack Warner in the 1930s and features its own nine-hole golf course. It was previously owned by the media mogul David Geffen. The purchase set a record for a property sale in California, eclipsing Lachlan Murdoch's $150 million purchase last year.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon CEO Jeff ...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Microsoft, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Paul Allen, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner, Warner, Warner Bros, Jeff Bezos, Seattle


The US says Huawei has been spying through 'backdoors' designed for law enforcement — which is what the US has been pressuring tech companies to do for years

The US government accused Huawei of spying on people by exploiting telecoms backdoors intended for use by law enforcement, the Wall Street Journal reports. The US has repeatedly accused Huawei of spying for the Chinese government, but this is the first detail it's ever given about how it thinks Huawei does it. Huawei denies the allegation. The US government has been pressuring tech companies like Apple and Facebook to build vulnerabilities for law enforcement to access encrypted devices and me...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, China, Germany, US, Trends, Fbi, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Veale, William Barr, Michael Veale, Digital Rights and Regulation


Airbnb reportedly lost $322 million in the first 9 months of 2019, and it could mean a bumpier path to going public

Airbnb was unprofitable during the first nine months of 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The report said Airbnb lost $322 million, compared with a $200 million profit during the same period a year prior, and that costs climbed faster than revenue in its third quarter. Sources also told The Journal that the coronavirus outbreak, which forced Airbnb to suspend bookings in China, could affect the timing of its expected initial public offering in 2020. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: China, Trends, Beijing, Airbnb, WeWork, Wall Street Journal, Google Photos, Wuhan, Journal


Sprint surges 73% after its megamerger with T-Mobile gets the go-ahead

Sprint stock rocketed more than 70% on Tuesday. The rally came after a federal judge approved Sprint's megamerger with T-Mobile. The two mobile carriers had agreed in April 2018 to merge, but authorities worried the deal would reduce competition and raise prices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Watch Sprint trade live. Sprint stock rocketed more than 70% on Tuesday after a federal judge approved the company's proposed megamerger with T-Mobile. America's third- and fourth-l...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Softbank, US, Trends, Netflix, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Journal, T Mobile, Victor Marrero, Watch Sprint, Mobile America, 10256 T Mobile


Sprint is set to skyrocket 75% after its mega-merger with T-Mobile got the go-ahead

Sprint stock rocketed more than 75% in pre-market trading on Tuesday. The rally came after a federal judge approved Sprint's mega-merger with T-Mobile. The two mobile carriers agreed to merge in April 2018, but authorities worried the deal would reduce competition and raise prices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Watch Sprint trade live. Sprint stock rocketed more than 75% in pre-market trading on Tuesday after a federal judge approved the company's proposed mega-merger wi...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Facebook, Softbank, US, Trends, Netflix, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Journal, T Mobile, Victor Marrero, Watch Sprint, Mobile America


Sprint is set to skyrocket 75% after its megamerger with T-Mobile got the go-ahead

Sprint stock rocketed more than 75% on Tuesday in premarket trading. The rally came after a federal judge approved Sprint's megamerger with T-Mobile. The two mobile carriers had agreed in April 2018 to merge, but authorities worried the deal would reduce competition and raise prices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Watch Sprint trade live. Sprint stock rocketed more than 75% in premarket trading Tuesday after a federal judge approved the company's proposed megamerger with ...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Facebook, Softbank, US, Trends, Netflix, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Journal, T Mobile, Victor Marrero, Watch Sprint, Mobile America


Amazon poached Sony exec and former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins to be its head of entertainment

Chairman of Sony Pictures Television and former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins joined Amazon as its new head of entertainment. The role was made vacant in August of last year when Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn announced he was taking a sabbatical. Hopkins will report directly to Jeff Bezos, although it's not yet clear whether he will join the elite team of Amazon executives the "S-Team." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon just made a massive hire. Mike Hopkins, chairman of Sony Pic...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Chris Rock, Sony Pictures Television, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, Journal, Hopkins, Mike Hopkins, Mike, Golden Globe, Fox Hulu


Sprint is set to skyrocket 60% on reports its mega-merger with T-Mobile is about to get the go-ahead

Sprint stock rocketed more than 60% in pre-market trading on Tuesday. The rally came after The Wall Street Journal reported a federal judge will approve Sprint's mega-merger with T-Mobile. The two mobile carriers agreed to merge in April 2018, but authorities worried the deal would reduce competition and raise prices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Watch Sprint trade live. Sprint stock rocketed more than 60% in premarket trading on Tuesday after the Wall Street Journal re...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Facebook, Softbank, US, Trends, Netflix, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Watch Sprint, Mobile America, 10256 T Mobile


'Oh damn, I got my butt kicked': Tesla shorts are reeling from the 350% stock rally

Investors betting against Tesla were hit hard by the electric-car maker's stock surge last week. "Oh damn, I got my butt kicked," private investor Robert Matjeles told The Wall Street Journal. Tesla shares have skyrocketed 350% in six months, and hit an all-time high last week. Notorious short-seller Jim Chanos told The Journal he wouldn't stop betting against Tesla. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla bears are licking their wounds after the electric-car maker's stock s...
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Some smartphone games and weather apps are reportedly feeding location data into a database that the Trump administration is using to enforce its border crackdown

The Trump administration has purchased access to millions of smartphone users' location data and is using it for immigration enforcement, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The database collects information through everyday smartphone apps that users have allowed to access their location, according to the report. Federal agencies, including ICE and CBP, have been buying data from Venntel, the company behind the database, since 2017. Experts told the Journal this appears to be ...
Tags: US, Trends, Dhs, New York Times, Ice, CBP, Customs, Wall Street Journal, Journal, US supreme court, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Customs Enforcement ICE, Border Protection CBP, Venntel, Venntel Inc


ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location data to track suspected illegal immigrants. “DHS should not be accessing our location information without a warrant, regardless whether they obtain it by paying or for free. The failure to get a warrant undermines Supreme Court precedent establishing that the government must demonstrate probable cause to a judge before getting som...
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Lights out at General Electric

Lights out at General Electric From all-American conglomerate to crony corporation groveling for government bailouts Frank.holub February 7, 2020 - 10:45am Bill Crosby credits General Electric Co. with powering his family into the middle class starting with his grandmother, Vera Baskin.  Baskin was born in 1888 on a farm in Mississippi, where she grew up with seven brothers. She lived through the Great Depression, moved to Atlant...
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ICE, CBP Purchase Phone Location Data to Enforce Immigration Law: Report

The Trump administration is buying access to commercial databases of phone location data to carry out immigration enforcement, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.Under the Department of Homeland Security, both Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection have tracked phone signals in operations. Sources told the Journal that ICE has used the data to identify illegal immigrants for arrest and deportation, while CBP implements the information to track phone...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Dhs, United States, New York Times, CBP, Journal, Trump, Border Protection, Carpenter, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Customs Enforcement and Customs, Alan Butler, DHS ICE, Venntel, Venntel Inc


5 Ways Keeping A Journal Has Made Me A Better Entrepreneur

by Paul Mayne, founder and CEO of Day One Journal It’s been nearly 10 years since I started my company. Like every entrepreneur, growing a company was no small feat, with sleepless nights, unexpected challenges and looming deadlines. It’s also been 10 years since I committed to keeping a daily journal. While the stress that comes with owning and running my own company will never go away, I’ve found the simple act of journaling has made me a better entrepreneur. Here are 5 ways journaling has he...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Journaling, Journal, Paul Hokemeyer, PAUL, Sharma, Thinking Aloud, Blaise Pascal, Entrepreneur Advice, Robin Sharma, Nancy Adler, Paul Mayne, Ways Keeping A Journal, Megan Bruneau


Macy’s to close 125 low-performing stores, shed 2,000 jobs

Macy’s will shutter 125 low-performing stores, roughly a fifth of its locations, in the next three years as the company revamps its branding and shifts to smaller locations in strip malls. The retailer told the Wall Street Journal it also will cut some 2,000 office jobs or 10% of its corporate staff. Macy’s will operate 400 locations when the new closures are complete. Related links Mall owners among group bidding $81 million for Forever 21 Click-to-brick concepts growing in Los Angeles, O...
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Macy’s to close 125 low-performing stores over 3 years

Macy’s will shutter 125 low-performing stores, roughly a fifth of its locations, in the next three years as the company revamps its branding and shifts to smaller locations in strip malls. The retailer told the Wall Street Journal it also will cut some 2,000 office jobs or 10% of its corporate staff. Macy’s willoperate 400 locations when the new closures are complete. Related links Mall owners among group bidding $81 million for Forever 21 Click-to-brick concepts growing in Los Angeles, Or...
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