News Archive for April 1, 2015

  • 11 Atlanta Educators Convicted in Cheating Scandal

    ATLANTA—Eleven of 12 former Atlanta public school educators accused of participating in a conspiracy to cheat on student standardized tests were found guilty Wednesday of racketeering charges.

  • China Expands Social-Security Fund Investments to Local-Government Debt

    BEIJING—China's State Council, or cabinet, announced measures on Wednesday to boost returns at the nation's social-security fund, expanding its investment scope to include local-government bonds and other financial instruments.

  • Indonesia Looks to Erect Language Barrier

    JAKARTA—Indonesia appears poised to start sending a new message to foreigners wanting to work in Southeast Asia's largest economy: Speak the language, or don't bother applying.

  • Starz Moves Into International Markets With Middle East Service

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  • Jamba to Sell 100 Stores for $36 Million in Cash

    Jamba Juice-owner Jamba Inc. plans to sell about 40% of its company-owned stores to a franchisee group, the latest move by a restaurant chain to shed the costs and complications of running restaurants in pursuit of higher profit margins.

  • Sears Moves to Raise $2.5 Billion By Selling Real Estate

    Sears Holdings Corp. on Wednesday moved to raise fresh cash by selling some of its top properties to an affiliated real estate trust and leasing them back, a financial step that will let shareholders including Chief Executive Edward S. ...

  • The Power to Start a Trend

    At Louis Vuitton's fall 2015 runway show in Paris, the 29th look featured a romantic sweater. Its sleeves—narrow at the wrist—blossomed up and out at the shoulder. Designer Nicolas Ghesquière experimented with that new sleeve in look after ...

  • RadioShack Is Dead, Long Live RadioShack

    Meet the new RadioShack.After a brush with liquidation last week, a reincarnated version of the chain will debut later in April under the ownership of hedge fund Standard General LP with an assist from Sprint Corp.

  • Momentum Builds to Label Chinese Yuan a Reserve Currency

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  • How’s This for a Home Office

    When Jim Thompson was designing his Chicago home, he wanted a space where he could feel like he was sitting in the middle of thunderstorms or blizzards.

  • For Some Bond Investors, Chicago Isn’t Their Kind of Town

    A big pension shortfall is buffeting the Windy City. Fearing that the multibillion-dollar gap might undermine Chicago's finances, some bond investors and credit-ratings firms are becoming wary.

  • Hal Hartley Finishes His Trilogy With ‘ned Rifle’

    ‘Ned Rifle' IFC Center 323 Sixth Ave. (212) 924-7771 Through April 9 Hollywood gave us “The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The ardently independent writer-director Hal Hartley gave us “Henry Fool." The three-part series began in 1997, picked ...

  • GoDaddy’s IPO Shares Surge in NYSE Debut

    Shares of GoDaddy Inc., a technology provider to small businesses, jumped 31% in their market debut Wednesday as investors piled into the company known nearly as much for its racy television commercials as it is for selling Web domains.

  • Jury Selection to Begin Monday in Former Goldman Programmer Case

    A New York judge set jury selection for Monday in the trial of Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer charged with the alleged theft of the investment bank's secret computer code.

  • Mets Close to Four-Year Extension With Juan Lagares

    At the end of last season, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares won his first Gold Glove award. By the start of this season, he will likely receive get even better: a boatload of money.

  • The Best Way to Find an Airfare Online

    It may be time to try new ways to search for the best fare.The booking side of travel is in a state of upheaval. Like airlines, air-ticket sellers are consolidating. Expedia has already swallowed up Travelocity, and a deal to acquire Orbitz ...

  • McDonald’s to Raise Hourly Pay for 90,000 Workers

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  • ‘Ready for Hillary’

    (Note: We'll be off for a few days, returning next week.) “How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?" reads a recent headline at LiveScience.com. The Hill takes a stab at answering the question: “Hillary Clinton's favorability ...

  • Kraft, Mondelez Accused of Manipulating Wheat Markets

    Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Mondelez International Inc. were charged Wednesday with manipulating and trying to manipulate the prices of cash wheat and wheat futures by the regulator of those markets.

  • California Orders Unprecedented, Mandatory Water Cuts

    California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered unprecedented mandatory water cuts across the Golden State after the latest measurements show the state's mountain snowpack—which accounts for roughly a third of California's water supply—has shrunk to a ...

  • Religious Freedom Debate Draws Out Companies

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  • Ackman Report on Herbalife in China Figures in Probe

    When billionaire investor William Ackman organized a widely publicized conference call a year ago, he said it would prove that Herbalife Ltd. was operating a pyramid scheme in China in violation of local laws.

  • Macau’s Glitter Fades as Beijing Takes Firmer Hand

    MACAU—After over a decade of stunning growth that made it by far the world's biggest casino market, Macau is under siege from China's corruption crackdown and a breakdown in its cash-spinning junket system.

  • Review of ‘Doris Salcedo’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: An Exhibit for the Forgotten

    ChicagoTo enter “Doris Salcedo," the first retrospective of the artist's work, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, visitors must penetrate a vast field of generic wooden tables—a kind of maze, with narrow, irregular paths. Each table ...

  • Allegiant Travel Pilots Vow to Strike Thursday

    Pilots at Allegiant Travel Co. said they plan to strike on Thursday, despite management and government officials saying they lack legal authority to do so—a sudden and dramatic escalation of a running labor battle at the small discount ...

  • Review of ‘Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men’ at the Museum of the Moving Image: Clothes Made the ‘Men’

    Astoria, N.Y.When “Mad Men" returns to AMC on Sunday with the first of its final seven episodes, viewers will be wondering how ad-agency executive Don Draper ends the series—emotionally awakened or drifting down from his office window, as ...

  • Brendan Ryan Goes Down With Calf Injury

    Brendan Ryan sustained a calf injury Wednesday and is almost certain to start the season on the disabled list, leaving the Yankees scrambling to figure out who will be their backup infielder with a just few days to go before the regular ...

  • Kick the Tires on CarMax

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  • Bob Diamond’s African Banking Venture Runs Into Problems

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  • FASB Panel Proposes Delaying New Revenue-Recognition Rules by One Year

    Companies will have an additional year to prepare for complex new rules on how they book their revenue under a proposal that U.S. accounting rule-makers announced Wednesday.

  • China Tries to Clean Up E-Commerce

    BEIJING—China is tightening control over the loosely regulated world of Chinese e-commerce, a booming sector that has created behemoths such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. but has also drawn criticism for not adequately policing fake and ...

  • Photos of the Day: April 1

    Children covered with mud and leaves parade along the streets of Boac, on Marinduque island, central Philippines, on Wednesday in observance of Holy Week.

  • Islamic State, Rebel Groups Clash in Refugee Camp in Damascus

    Islamic State clashed with rebel groups in a besieged Damascus neighborhood Wednesday, in a sign that the militant group might be trying to take control of the area.

  • Justice Department Indicts Sen. Robert Menendez on Corruption Charges

    WASHINGTON—A federal grand jury indicted Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey on corruption charges Wednesday, the Justice Department's first criminal charges against a sitting U.S. senator since the ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of ...

  • Lufthansa, Insurers Pledge Quick Settlement After Germanwings Plane Crash

    FRANKFURT—Relatives of victims of the Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed in the French Alps last week can expect a complete, fair and swift settlement of insured costs, although final assessments will take some time, the insurers of the ...

  • Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman Gets 25% Pay Raise in 2014

    Morgan Stanley paid its top executive $22.5 million for his work in running the Wall Street firm in 2014, a 25% raise from a year earlier.James Gorman, chairman and chief executive, received an annual salary of $1.5 million, a cash and ...

  • HSBC Monitor Says Bank’s Compliance Progress Too Slow

    A U.S. independent monitor said HSBC Holdings PLC is moving too slowly to fix some of its compliance problems, a tough assessment that comes as the bank is grappling with other issues, including allegations it aided tax evasion.

  • Nigeria President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari Vows to Fight Militants, Corruption

    A pledge from Nigeria's new president-elect to tackle the country's intractable troubles of terrorism and corruption elicited cheer from his countrymen and helped underpin a stock-market rally, signs of new optimism that arrived overnight ...

  • How Pigeons Took Over the Underground Corridors of Frankfurt’s Central Station

    FRANKFURT—The glass-enclosed newsstand on platform 102 at Frankfurt Central Station has bird decals on its doors to ward off errant pigeons. That's nothing unusual, except the newsstand sits three stories underground.

  • Rethinking Familiar Repertoire: Reviews of ‘St. Matthew Passion,’ ‘Kafka-Fragments’ and ‘Daphnis & Chloé’

    BostonThe Handel and Haydn Society is celebrating its bicentennial this season. Founded as an amateur singing society in 1815 with a specialty in the big works of its eponymous composers, it gave many American and local premieres of Baroque ...

  • U.S. Stocks Fall on Weak Economic Data

    Stocks fell on Wednesday after weak economic data added to concerns about U.S. growth at the start of the year.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 77.94 points, or 0.4%, to 17698.18 The S&P 500 fell 8.20 points, or 0.4%, to ...

  • Notable & Quotable

    From “The iPhone's Slo-Mo Video Has Become a Dancer's Best Friend" by Christina Bonnington in Wired, March 16.[N]ow that a smartphone has become practically standard issue, previously high-end camera technology is accessible to almost ...

  • Asian Morning Briefing: U.S. Stocks Fall

    MARKETS AT A GLANCE(Data as of approximately 5 p.m. ET) LAST CHANGE % CHG DJIA 17698.18 -77.94 -0.44% Nasdaq ...

  • Toyota Gains in Mixed Month for U.S. Auto Sales

    Toyota Motor Corp., expected to disclose in May record profits for its most recent fiscal year, is using its gains to propel sales in a heated U.S. sales race and gain ground on Detroit rivals as demand for new automobiles continues to ...

  • Sears’ Latest Deal: More REIT Than Light

    The way Sears Holdings keeps scissoring off assets, maybe it should rename itself Shears.The retailer on Wednesday announced plans to raise more than $2.5 billion by selling 254 properties to a real-estate investment trust it has formed and ...

  • Brazil’s Petrobras Obtains $3.5 Billion in Financing From China Development Bank

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it signed a $3.5 billion financing deal with the China Development Bank, highlighting the oil giant's deteriorating financial condition in the wake of a vast ...

  • Oil Prices Rise to Largest One-Day Gain in Two Months

    NEW YORK—The benchmark U.S. oil price jumped to its largest one-day gain in nearly two months on Wednesday as traders seized on a sign that U.S. crude production could be nearing a peak.

  • Arkansas Governor Calls for Changes to Religious-Freedom Bill

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-freedom bill passed by the state's legislature, after it sparked an outcry akin to the one that followed a similar law in Indiana from groups and companies who say ...

  • New Bids Surface for Revel Casino Hotel

    At least two new offers to buy the Revel Casino Hotel have surfaced, challenging Florida developer Glenn Straub's bid to buy the shuttered Atlantic City, N.J., resort for $82 million.

  • Irked by Law, Union Urges Bus Drivers to Take Safety to an Extreme

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  • Greece Presents More Detailed Plan For Revising Its Bailout

    Greece made little headway in negotiations on Wednesday toward ending its standoff with its international creditors, leaving the government facing the prospect of at least another month without new financing and starved for cash.

  • Sequential Brands to Buy Majority Stake in Jessica Simpson Brand

    Sequential Brands Group Inc. is adding another pop star to its lineup.The New-York based brand management and licensing company is buying a majority stake in Jessica Simpson's brand, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal ...

  • Lufthansa Chief Carsten Spohr Under Spotlight After Crash

    Scrutiny of Deutsche Lufthansa AG ratcheted higher in the wake of disclosures that Germanwings Flight 9525's co-pilot told a Lufthansa flight school years ago about his struggle with depression.

  • Economist Jonathan Gruber Backs U.S. on Health-Law Subsidies

    Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist whose comments about the U.S. health law earlier had ignited a political furor, says federal subsidies to lower insurance premiums were intended for all those who qualify, ...

  • Jessie Ware Brings Pop From Across the Pond

    Twin ShadowMusic Hall of Williamsburg 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn (718) 486-5400 Wednesday Twin Shadow, the province of emotionally charged songwriter George Lewis Jr., mines musical memories of the 1980s and '90s and pitches them up to epic ...

  • Wells Fargo Advisors Gains Five Brokers

    Wells Fargo Advisors has hired five brokers from Morgan Stanley, Stifel Nicolaus & Co., and RBC Wealth Management, where they collectively managed more than $485 million in client assets.

  • Scotch Whisky Gets Left Out of the Party

    Bourbon distillers are kicking their Scottish rivals in the kilt.Global exports of Scotch whisky fell 7% last year, as American drinkers continued to switch in droves to bourbon and other American whiskeys. It was the steepest drop-off in ...

  • Visa Demand for High-Skilled Foreigners Is Likely to Prompt Lottery

    U.S. employers are expected to apply in the coming days for far more visas than are available for foreign workers in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming, likely prompting a government lottery for the prized visas.

  • Dollar Dips on Soft U.S. Economic Data

    The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Wednesday, as disappointing data suggested a slowing U.S. economy that could delay any increase in interest rates.

  • Etsy’s Costly Path to Profitability

    Etsy may be the latest brand-name Internet company to file for an initial public offering. But it apparently isn't yet famous enough to turn a profit.

  • Lois Lerner Won’t Be Prosecuted on Contempt of Congress Charges

    WASHINGTON—Federal prosecutors won't seek to prosecute former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner on contempt of Congress charges, concluding she did nothing wrong in refusing to testify before a House committee looking into ...

  • Eurozone Recovery Still Leaves Furrow on German Brows

    Behind every silver lining there's always a cloud. The eurozone is only a few months into a recovery that has taken most people by surprise. Growth across the currency union is now widely forecast to be at least 1.5% this year with former ...

  • Jack Welch on M.B.A. Degrees

    Jack Welch says he's still a fan of the traditional M.B.A. degree—to a point. But he wonders about the average program's return on investment.

  • Micron’s Profits Rise, Helped by Lower Taxes

    Micron Technology Inc. said its earnings rose 28% as the memory-chip maker received a boost from tax benefits and modest sales growth during the quarter ended in March.

  • Yemenis Turn Against Saudi-Led Bombing

    Followers of the Houthi group demonstrate in San'a against airstrikes in Yemen. The bombing against Houthi rebels is also turning Yemenis who were supportive.

  • Vacation-Home Sales Hit High, Realtor Group Says

    Continued stock-market gains and low interest rates drove sales of vacation homes to the highest level on record last year, putting one segment of the housing market above its prerecession peak.

  • Talks on Iran Nuclear Deal to Stretch Into Thursday

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks struggled to bridge their differences a day after they missed the deadline to conclude a framework outlining the elements of a final deal.

  • After Airline Tragedy, New Focus on Mental Health at Work

    As investigators and transportation officials try to determine why a young airline pilot with a history of depression might have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps last week, the incident has raised questions ...

  • Flats vs. Heels: When Low Heels Look Stylish

    Q: What guidelines can you offer for deciding between heels or flats when wearing a skirt or a dress?I strive for both style and comfort. Comfort is a “must have" when it comes to my dress shoes so I often opt for low heels, landing me ...

  • More Northeasterners Discover the Ski Slopes This Spring

    After one of the Northeast's longest, coldest, snowiest winters ever comes the reward—epic skiing for Easter.Spring skiing is pretty common in the West but hasn't been as widely practiced in the Northeast, due to winters that are usually ...

  • Death Toll Rises From Fire at Petróleos Mexicanos Offshore Platform

    MEXICO CITY—The death toll from an explosion and fire at an offshore platform operated by national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos rose to four, as rescue crews battled the blaze and accounted for hundreds of workers, authorities said ...

  • Hard Decisions on Easy Money: Growth Now or Turmoil Later

    The Federal Reserve is getting what it wanted from six years of near-zero interest rates and trillions of dollars of bond buying: unemployment approaching levels often thought of as “full employment."

  • Nixon’s Western White House Is Listed for $75 Million

    For Gavin Herbert, the retired founder and CEO of Allergan—the nearly $70 billion pharmaceuticals company—it was a lifelong love of gardening that led to his ownership of one of Southern California's most storied and valuable coastal ...

  • Puerto Rico Utility Bondholders Unveil $2 Billion Plan

    Bondholders of Puerto Rico's cash-strapped power utility unveiled a revitalization plan on Wednesday, days after the authority reached another agreement with creditors to push back a deadline to extend some loans.

  • Turkey Struck By Attacks on Government and Party Offices

    ISTANBUL—Three armed attacks over two days have rocked Istanbul, raising the fear of violence in the run up to June elections and exposing deepening fault lines in Turkish society.

  • Former Korn/Ferry Executive Alleges Retaliation

    Korn/Ferry International, the world's biggest executive-search firm, is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the dismissal of a top executive.

  • A Eurozone Without Greece

    The 24-hour news cycle is causing a cacophony of speculation about Greece leaving the euro, the so-called Grexit. Amid all the arguments about whether Greece will or should exit, there has been a lot less thought given to what would happen ...

  • Palestinian Authority Joins International Court

    THE HAGUE—The Palestinian Authority became the 123d member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, but refrained from filing a complaint against Israel over its military operation in Gaza last year.

  • Doral Financial Seeks Sale of Insurance Unit

    Doral Financial Corp. wants court permission to sell its insurance arm to Anglo-Puerto Rican Insurance Corp. for $10.75 million, subject to higher bids at an auction.

  • Some Advisers Hesitate with Roth IRA Conversions

    Converting traditional individual retirement accounts into Roth IRAs has been an attractive strategy for wealthy investors who want tax-free growth with no mandatory withdrawals.

  • SEC Charges KBR With Violating Whistleblower Protection Rule

    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement Wednesday with KBR Inc. over allegations it used employment agreements that could have muzzled whistleblowers, a move that marks the agency's first-ever enforcement action of ...

  • GoDaddy’s Turn On -- Overheard

    GoDaddy may have made its name by sexing up the rather unsexy business of Internet-domain registration. Now, it will need to find some market-related sex appeal.

  • U.S. 10-Year Bond Yield Falls Below 1.9% on Weak Data

    A fresh slump in U.S. government-bond yields underscores growing concern among investors that the U.S. economy is losing momentum following last year's summer surge.

  • China’s Huayi Bros. to Co-Finance Movies From New Studio

    China's Huayi Bros. Media Corp. will spend several hundred million dollars to co-finance movies from a new studio over the next three years, the latest sign of an accelerating pace of China-Hollywood deals.

  • New Group Backing Jeb Bush Not Required to Disclose Donors

    A former staffer to Jeb Bush established a group earlier this year that can raise money without disclosing its donors, a revelation that has drawn criticism from campaign-finance watchdogs who say the group will allow the likely 2016 ...

  • Yemenis Turn Against Saudi-led Bombing

    Yemenis once supportive of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in their country are turning against the operation as civilian casualties mount and vital economic infrastructure is destroyed by airstrikes, including one on ...

  • Leonard Green in Talks to Take Stake in Bass Pro Shops

    Private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners is in advanced talks to take a minority stake in outdoor-recreation gear retailer Bass Pro Shops, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Citadel Securities Hires Senior Swaps Executive in Europe

    Citadel Securities, the market-making arm of Chicago hedge fund giant Citadel LLC, said it hired a senior swaps executive in Europe, as it looks to build its presence in off-exchange traded markets.

  • London Police Arrest Senior Pakistani Political Party Member

    ISLAMABAD—Police in London Wednesday arrested a senior member of a Pakistani political party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, as part of a continuing investigation into money laundering allegations, London police and party officials said.

  • ‘Furious 7’: What Happened to the Wrecked Cars

    Not long after stuntpeople for Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and the rest of the “Furious 7" crew filmed their usual death-defying car chases on a twisty mountain road west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard Jansen received a call. ...

  • The Kansas City Royals Have Annexed Nebraska

    On Wednesday, Facebook released its annual baseball fan map which breaks down every county in America by which major-league team is most “liked." The map yielded many of the same results we've come to expect from Facebook “like" studies: ...

  • Catalan President Sees Spanish Populist Party as Obstacle to Independence Movement

    BARCELONA—The emergence of Spain's upstart populist party Podemos could hurt Catalonia's independence movement by diverting attention from the industrially powerful region's grievances with Madrid, Catalonia's leader said.

  • European Central Bank Lifts Ceiling on Greek Emergency Loans

    ATHENS—The European Central Bank on Wednesday increased the amount of money Greek banks can borrow under an emergency lending program, extending a lifeline for the country's banks as its government continues tense negotiations with its ...

  • FDA Offers Guidance on Developing Opioids Less Prone to Be Abused

    The Food and Drug Administration issued a set of suggestions to help the drug industry develop new opioid painkillers that potentially would be less susceptible to abuse than current pills.

  • Foreign Adoptions by Americans Drop to Lowest Level Since 1982

    Dawn and Jesse Seltrecht filed paperwork to adopt a Chinese baby in 2007. More than eight years later, they are still waiting.“China had the most secure program and the shortest waitlist," said Ms. Seltrecht, 39 years old, of Cedarburg, ...

  • S&P Changes McDonald’s Outlook to Negative

    Standard & Poor's revised its outlook on McDonald's Corp. to negative on Wednesday, reflecting its view that the struggling fast-food giant may not successfully reverse weak operating trends within the next two years.

  • Turner and Dish Reach New Distribution Pact

    Time Warner Inc. and satellite television provider Dish Network Corp. have come to terms on a new distribution pact that includes making HBO available through Dish's new online TV offering.

  • Revitalized EPL Giants Arsenal and Liverpool Square Up for Easter Battle

    After simple mediocrity in late 2014, Arsenal and Liverpool began 2015 with total calamity.On New Year's Day in Southampton, Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny coughed up both goals in a 2-0 defeat, before he was caught puffing on a ...

  • U.S. Factories Slow for Fifth Month in Row, but Economists See Rebound

    U.S. manufacturers stumbled to close out the first quarter amid a tough winter and the rising dollar, but economists believe the sector will rebound during the spring along with the broader economy.

  • Gold Climbs on Weaker-Than-Expected Jobs Data

    Gold prices rallied to a one-month high Wednesday on hopes that lackluster U.S. labor market data would push the Federal Reserve to delay raising interest rates.

  • Fiat Chrysler Names Ralph Gilles as Design Head

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV promoted 23-year company veteran Ralph Gilles to head of design.Mr. Gilles succeeds Lorenzo Ramaciotti, who is retiring but will remain with the company as a special adviser to Chief Executive Officer Sergio ...

  • How Children Develop the Idea of Free Will

    We believe deeply in our own free will. I decide to walk through the doorway and I do, as simple as that. But from a scientific point of view, free will is extremely puzzling. For science, what we do results from the causal chain of events ...

  • KuangChi’s Bouncing Balloon -- Overheard

    Balloons sometimes bounce when they fall to the ground.The Hong Kong shares of KuangChi Science rose by 23 times in 2014, delivering stratospheric valuations on the promise of sending helium balloons high in the sky for commercial data ...

  • Ford’s Unusually Straight Road Ahead

    Ford Motor's U.S. sales fell last month, but still topped expectations. That doesn't mean investors should relax.On the surface, sales numbers out Wednesday shouldn't sound alarm bells. Edmunds.com, which tracks automotive data, had ...

  • Sarepta Therapeutics CEO Chris Garabedian Resigns

    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. Chief Executive Christopher Garabedian, whose alleged aggressive style in dealing with the Food and Drug Administration led him to clash with other senior executives, resigned on Tuesday after losing the confidence ...

  • EveryWare Global to File for Bankruptcy Protection

    EveryWare Global Inc., maker of Anchor Hocking and Oneida kitchen products, said it has reached a deal on the terms of a debt-for-equity swap that calls for its senior lenders to take control of the company.

  • Vatican to Share Tax-Relevant Data With Italy

    ROME—The Vatican on Wednesday signed an agreement to share tax-relevant information with Italy, in the latest phase of a wider campaign to clean up the tiny state's finances and end years of mismanagement and scandal.

  • Business Leaders Voice Support for U.K.’s Conservative Party

    LONDON—Business leaders from more than 100 companies released a letter Wednesday backing the U.K.'s Conservative Party, marking a significant escalation in the intervention from British business ahead of a national election.

  • Thailand Lifts Martial Law Almost a Year After Coup

    BANGKOK—Thailand lifted martial law nearly a year after a coup, but the military-installed government will retain sweeping security powers that give Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha deep control over the Southeast Asian kingdom.

  • Asos’s Top-Line Leaves Problems Beneath

    Asos is back in fashion, but the company may struggle to maintain its style.Following an excruciating year in which the company reeled from a string of profit warnings and suffered an inferno that destroyed its largest warehouse, the U.K. ...

  • How to Wear a Matador Jacket

    I'VE ALWAYS LOVED a woman in uniform. Any kind. For instance, I've had this portrait of Lauren Bacall tacked to my fridge for ages. Shot in 1949 when she was 25 years old, the image pairs the Hollywood siren's signature pout and pin curls ...

  • North Carolina Religious Freedom-Bill on Hold

    RALEIGH, N.C.—House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican, said a recently proposed “religious freedom" bill in North Carolina is on hold while sponsors research whether it would have unintended consequences.

  • Beijing’s Negative Stance on Investment

    Chinese companies, like those from other countries, enjoy near-unfettered access to the U.S. market, investing almost $12 billion there last year. This is good for the U.S. and investors. Sadly, the same is not true of China's market. Trade ...

  • 5 Stylish RFID-Blocking Wallets

    PARANOID PRIVACY GEEKS have never been comfortable with those tap-to-pay credit cards and certain office-access cards that many of us have to carry, because they have tiny antennas that can convey data (usually encrypted) over low-power ...

  • Renting Cars to Wreck

    Where Hollywood Cars Go to DieA CSI van sits parked next to an old Chevrolet Chevelle in the outdoor lot at Cinema Vehicles Services, a picture car company in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, on March 30.

  • Wet Seal Wins Bankruptcy Court Approval for Sale to Versa

    Teen clothing retailer Wet Seal Inc. won court approval Wednesday to be acquired by an affiliate of Versa Capital Management LLC in a deal that keeps at least 140 stores open.

  • Colm Tóibín Chooses ‘The Golden Bowl’ for the WSJ Book Club

    Irish writer Colm Tóibín describes Henry James's “The Golden Bowl," with a breathlessness usually reserved for thrillers or soap-opera cliffhangers.

  • Orange Urged to Seek European Partner for Dailymotion

    PARIS—The French government Wednesday urged partially state-owned telecoms operator Orange SA to explore European solutions for its video streaming unit Dailymotion before entering into the final phase of a possible transaction with a ...

  • Citigroup Hires New Global Head of Prime Finance

    Citigroup Inc. is filling its long-vacant position as global head of prime finance with an executive from UBS AG.Adam Herrmann, most recently global co-head of equity finance at UBS, will start in June at Citigroup's London offices in the ...

  • What’s Your College-Basketball Team Worth

    Undefeated Kentucky is on the brink of one of the greatest seasons in college-basketball history—but the Wildcats aren't even the most valuable team in their own state, according to an annual study.

  • Uber Files Complaints Against European Governments Over Bans

    BRUSSELS—Uber Technologies Inc. has filed complaints with regulators in Brussels against three European Union governments that it claims have violated the bloc's laws by seeking to ban some of its services.

  • German Cabinet Approves Anti-Fracking Draft Law

    BERLIN—Germany's cabinet approved draft legislation on Wednesday effectively banning shale gas fracking for at least five years despite growing concern along business and western allies that the country is too reliant on gas imports from ...

  • Monsanto Profit Falls 15% on Weak Sales, Stronger Dollar

    Monsanto Co. said its earnings fell 15% in its fiscal second quarter, missing analysts' expectations as corn-seed sales weakened and a stronger U.S. dollar pressured results.

  • Christopher Meloni’s Beverly Hills Home is Listing for $7.995 Million

    A Beverly Hills home currently rented by actor Christopher Meloni is listing for $7.995 million.The “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actor and his family have rented the Spanish-style house for the past two years for $20,000 a month, ...

  • Peaceful Transition After Nigerian Election Would Be Relative Rarity in Africa

    JOHANNESBURG—The election of the erstwhile strongman Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria's new president has set in motion what has been rare for the continent and even rarer for his country: a peaceful transition of power from a ruling party to ...

  • European Stocks Climb on Signs Eurozone Economy Picking Up

    European stocks climbed on Wednesday after better-than-expected eurozone manufacturing data, a further sign that the region's economy is picking up.

  • Ballet Dancers Leap Into Instagram, Commerce

    For centuries, ballet was all about presenting its glittering, performance-ready side. Then came Instagram.The photo-sharing app has become the go-to social-media platform for dancers of all ages. They post photos of bloody toes, mistakes ...

  • Russia’s Economic Outlook Worse Than Thought, World Bank Says

    MOSCOW—Russia's economic contraction will be worse than previously thought, the World Bank said Wednesday, the day the government reported to President Vladimir Putin that the struggling economy will recover soon.

  • CC Sabathia Will Take Derek Jeter’s Old Locker

    TAMPA, Fla.—After all the tributes were given, and the “Re2pect" shirts were sold, there remained one more bit of business to deal with before Derek Jeter's baseball career is truly wrapped up.

  • Labor of Love for Flatiron’s Superintendent

    Before Sunny Atis began working on the maintenance team at the Flatiron Building 26 years ago, he had never heard of the storied wedge-shaped structure at the intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street.

  • Arkansas Religious-Freedom Bill Goes to Governor

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  • Supertyphoon Maysak Heading to Philippines

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  • Obama Unveils New Penalties for Overseas Cyberattacks

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  • Tracking Designer Michael Smith

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  • South Korean Radical Indicted for Murder Attempt on U.S. Ambassador

    SEOUL—South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a local radical activist for attempted murder after a recent knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul.

  • Private-Sector Jobs Rise at Mediocre Pace in March, ADP Says

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  • América Móvil Prepares to Spin Off Cellular Towers

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  • Macerich Rejects Simon Property’s $16.8 Billion Takeover Bid

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  • Lufthansa Finds Germanwings Co-Pilot’s 2009 Email on Depression

    ...

  • China Expands Social-Security Fund Investments to Local-Government Debt

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  • First Staten Island Congressional Race Debate Marked By Audience Acrimony

    ...

  • Macellum Criticizes Christopher & Banks Board in Letter to Chairman

    Macellum Advisors GP LLC has criticized the board of women's retailer Christopher & Banks Corp. and suggested it consider a potential sale, in a letter addressed to chairman Paul Snyder.

  • Lloyds Bondholders Don’t Score as Regulators Move Goalposts

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  • Small Business Must-Reads – Wednesday, April 1

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  • NuVasive CEO Resigns After Probe Finds Policy Violations

    NuVasive Inc. said Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Lukianov resigned after an investigation overseen by the medical-device company's board found he didn't comply with some of its expense reimbursement and other policies.

  • EU Airlines Face Growing Demand for Passenger Data

    BRUSSELS—European airlines are facing a growing dilemma over demands from an increasing number of governments to hand over sensitive passenger data—a step that would breach European Union data-protection rules unless there are dedicated ...

  • Yukos Investors Settle Long-Running Legal Dispute With Russia’s Rosneft

    MOSCOW—Russian state-controlled energy group OAO Rosneft has settled all outstanding litigation with former minority shareholders of Yukos whose main assets it took over in 2007 after the oil giant was bankrupted by the Kremlin.

  • Bolivia’s President Morales Fires Defense Minister After Aid Gaffe

    Bolivia's President Evo Morales fired his defense minister after the official turned over a gift of drinking water for flood-stricken victims in northern Chile while wearing a vest that bore the slogan “The Ocean is Bolivia's."

  • UBS Sweetens Advisers’ Retirement Payouts

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  • China’s Small Businesses Lose Out on Cheaper Loans

    SHANGHAI—When Chinese businessman Howard Wang wanted to borrow cash to open a factory making chemical fibers in the eastern province of Jiangsu, he found local banks too expensive and turned elsewhere.

  • Indonesia Banks On $63 Billion From China

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia has its eyes on more than $60 billion in possible investment and financing from China, raising the curtain on what President Joko Widodo hopes will be a new era in economic relations with the world's No. 2 ...

  • Alibaba’s Entertainment Plans Hidden Behind the Curtain

    A mystery worthy of Hollywood is brewing at Alibaba Group Holding's Hong Kong-listed film studio. The intrigue is further muddying Alibaba's unclear entertainment strategy.

  • Vietnamese Workers Strike Over End of Option on Retirement Money

    Tens of thousands of workers at a Ho Chi Minh City footwear factory continued to strike Wednesday, protesting a new law they say will reduce their retirement options.

  • Israel Readies Next Steps to Counter Any Iran Nuclear Deal

    TEL AVIV—After lobbying hard against one, Israeli officials are bracing for an agreement between world powers and Iran that would restrict, but not halt, Iran's nuclear program.

  • NYC Audit Criticizes Processing of Sandy Aid

    City-paid consultants earned millions doing shoddy administrative work that led to months of delays in getting financial support to New Yorkers whose homes were damaged or destroyed by superstorm Sandy, according to an audit by the New York ...

  • Photos: Nigerians Oust Incumbent in Historic Election

    Nigeria President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari Calls for Peaceful TransitionBoys celebrate in the streets of Yola, Nigeria, after Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the 2015 Nigerian presidential elections on Tuesday.

  • J.P. Morgan Names John Horner As Treasurer

    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has named John Horner as treasurer and chief investment officer, replacing Craig Delany, according to a company memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

  • GoDaddy Out to Lose Bad-Boy Image

    GoDaddy Inc. a decade ago used scantily-clad models to convince people to buy Web addresses. Now, as the company launches a $20-a-share initial public offering, its future depends on attracting entrepreneurs like Joymarie Parker.

  • Deal Prospects Stir Hopes of Iranian Consumers, Importers

    Squeezed by international sanctions that have limited their choices, Iran's consumers and importers are hoping for an agreement on the country's nuclear program that will open its markets to higher-quality products.

  • Iran Nuclear Talks Miss Deadline

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  • Royal Bank of Canada to Sell Its Suriname Banking Operations

    Royal Bank of Canada said Wednesday it would exit another Caribbean operation with the sale of its Suriname bank to Trinidad and Tobago's Republic Bank Ltd.

  • Contrasting Fortunes of Samsung Executives Defy Profit Slump

    SEOUL—As Samsung Electronics Co.'s mobile division slumped last year, the company's lower-profile electronics components business emerged as the South Korean conglomerate's main profit driver.

  • Christie and Teachers Spar Over Benefits

    KENILWORTH, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie was confronted by multiple protesters during a town-hall meeting here Tuesday and undertook a long back-and-forth with a public-school teacher angry about his push to scale back pension and health ...

  • Acuity Earnings Rise 41% on Strong LED Demand

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  • Sysco Financial Chief Chris Kreidler to Step Down

    Sysco Corp. Chief Financial Officer Chris Kreidler plans to step down later this year, and the food distributor named company veteran and Chief Accounting Officer Joel T. Grade as his successor.

  • Celltrion Seeks FDA Approval for Biosimilar Remsima

    SEOUL—Celltrion Inc., which sells a cheap version of a top-selling rheumatoid arthritis drug in Europe, is now setting its sights on the U.S., the world's biggest pharmaceutical market.

  • Hong Kong’s Oldest TV Station, ATV, to Shut Down

    After months of teetering on the brink of collapse, Hong Kong's oldest television broadcaster will go dark next year.Hong Kong's Executive Council said Wednesday that it won't renew the free-to-air license of Asia Television, known as ATV, ...

  • Phil Jackson to Knicks Fans: You’re My Kind of Crazy

    On Monday, Knicks president Phil Jackson wrote a letter to aggrieved season-ticket holders. Here's how Jason Gay read it.Dear Knicks Season Ticket Holder,

  • Indiana Governor Wants to Clarify Religious Freedom Law

    Indiana officials worked Tuesday to find just the right words to make clear in new legislation that the state's “religious freedom" law doesn't give businesses the right to deny services to gays and lesbians.

  • Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Picks Up

    Manufacturing activity in the eurozone grew more rapidly during March than first estimated and at the fastest pace in 10 months, according to surveys of purchasing managers, while the weaker euro boosted new orders from overseas buyers.

  • Appeal Hearing in South Korea ‘Nut Rage’ Case Begins

    SEOUL—The eldest daughter of Korean Air Lines Co.'s chairman on Wednesday asked for leniency in an appeal hearing for the one-year prison sentence handed to her for disrupting a flight during an angry outburst over cabin service.

  • The 10-Point. A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker.

    Good morning,The Twelfth HourIran and six world powers were unable to come to a deal over Tehran's nuclear program last night, but talks were continuing this morning. We report that the Obama administration was forced to accede to a third ...

  • Standard Chartered Loses Another Senior Executive

    LONDON—Standard Chartered PLC said Wednesday that another of its top global executives is leaving the bank, the latest in a string of departures by longtime senior managers.

  • Muhammadu Buhari Defeats Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria Election

    Nigerians chose a former military dictator and anticorruption crusader to lead Africa's top economy, after a bruising election that raised hopes for closer relations with the U.S.—especially in the fight against Islamist insurgency Boko ...

  • Indonesia School Trial Nears Verdict as Defendants Decry ‘Scapegoating’

    JAKARTA—A Canadian educator delivered an impassioned plea in court that he not be made a “scapegoat" in what he described as a flawed Indonesian investigation into alleged sexual abuse at an elite international school here, part of a case ...

  • Gunman Detained After Raid on Ruling AKP Party Office in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL—An armed man entered an Istanbul district office of Turkey's ruling party on Wednesday but was quickly apprehended, a day afterleftist militants took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse in the city.

  • Macau’s Losing Streak Stretches On

    Macau gambling revenue fell 39% from a year earlier to 21.49 billion patacas ($2.69 billion) in March as China's crackdown on corruption continued to pummel the world's biggest casino hub.

  • Japan Post Counts on Dividend to Seal Planned IPO Deal

    TOKYO—Japan Post Holdings Co. plans to double the proportion of earnings it pays out in dividends, its president said Wednesday, a move that may make the state-owned group more attractive in an initial public offering expected by March ...

  • China Manufacturing Rebounds in March

    BEIJING—Two measures of China's factory outlook registered an improvement in March, suggesting that government moves to boost the world's second-largest economy are having an impact.

  • China Shares Gain Despite Mixed Picture For Economy

    China shares gained Wednesday, extending a whirlwind first-quarter rally, despite a mixed picture of manufacturing activity in the country.Chinese firms trading in Hong Kong were up 1.6%, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.7% to ...

  • In Afghan Province, Fighting With Taliban Gets Bloodier

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan—Before getting into his ambulance, Abdul Ghafar prays. His job is ferrying war casualties across embattled Helmand province to a hospital here, each time braving Taliban ambushes and roadside bombs.

  • South Korea’s Economy Hits a Bump

    SEOUL—South Korea's economy hit a weak note in March as exports shrank more sharply than expected and manufacturing slid back into contraction.

  • Oil Heir Andrew Getty Found Dead at Hollywood Hills Home

    LOS ANGELES—Andrew Getty, among the heirs to the oil fortune, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday after likely dying of natural causes, authorities and family members said.

  • Chinese Taxi-Hailing App’s Valuation Soars to $8.75 Billion

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  • Hong Kong District Feels Drop in Mainland Shoppers

    HONG KONG—A drop in mainland Chinese visitors has put a dampener on store rents in one of Hong Kong's shopping districts, potentially changing up a retail mix that had catered heavily to mainland shoppers.

  • N.Y. Lawmakers Miss Deadline to Approve $142 Billion Budget

    ALBANY—The state Legislature missed the deadline to approve a roughly $142 billion budget Tuesday because of a scramble caused by extended negotiations over education and ethics components of the deal.

  • Europe Sends Markets on Wild Ride in First Quarter

    ALL SHOOK UP: Big global markets ended March on a down note, but the quarter was marked by records broken around the world.

  • Office Markets in Tech-Heavy Cities Lead 2015 Pack

    The U.S. office market continued its slow-and-steady recovery in the first quarter, with technology-heavy markets leading an overall modest growth of rents and occupancies.

  • Few Signs That Businesses Prevail in Using Religious-Freedom Defense

    Critics of state laws meant to restrict encroachment on religious freedoms have raised concerns that the measures could allow businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds.

  • CBRE to Buy Johnson Controls Workplace Unit

    The Big Get BiggerCBRE Group Inc., the world's largest commercial real-estate-services firm, is making a further push into managing facilities for big corporations by agreeing to buy Johnson Controls Inc.'s workplace solutions business for ...

  • Cuomo Bans New York State-Funded Travel to Indiana

    ALBANY—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday implemented an immediate ban on “non-essential" state-funded travel to Indiana in response to Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence's newly enacted religious-freedom law.

  • Deal Includes Bonuses for Top Teachers

    The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday said the New York budget deal will include a $20,000 yearly bonus for teachers deemed highly effective.

  • Event Highlights Ties Between Clintons and Bill de Blasio’s Family

    The topic will be babies and families. Politics and families will be on display, too.An ostensibly nonpolitical event on Wednesday teams former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, to launch ...

  • Taiwan to Apply to Join China-Led Development Bank

    TAIPEI—Taiwan said it would opt in while Japan and Canada stayed on the sidelines as a deadline passed Tuesday for joining a China-led development bank, though signals from Taiwanese officials that Taipei would set conditions on its ...

  • Woman Charged With Smothering Child in Manhattan Bathroom

    Seven months ago, Latisha Fisher's troubled life seemed to have gotten back on track. It had been a long climb to stability since September 2011, when Ms. Fisher, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, attacked an acquaintance with a steak ...

  • Photos: Elderly Dogs Receive Treatment at Pet Care Facility

    ...

  • Corrections & Amplifications

    John N. Iannuccillo, a vice president at General Electric Co. investor Dodge & Cox, wrote in a letter to the Federal Reserve that the Fed's proposed director requirement at GE “blurs the lines of accountability that are central to a ...

  • The Nets’ Sixth Defender Goes By ‘Mr Whammy’

    What is the value of a whammy? The Nets and superfan Bruce Reznick, a 79-year-old lawyer from Brooklyn, may soon find out.Until recently, Reznick often could be found beneath the east basket at Barclays Center, performing the unique ritual ...

  • Street Styles From Asia

    Harajuku, TOKYO. Keisuke Iwama, artist. Vintage kimono wear, scarf and hat, Coach bag, Nikon camera.Garosu-gil, SEOUL. Lee Da-som, student. All clothing items from a flea market in Garosu-gil.

  • Nets Win to Move Into a Playoff Spot

    Having beaten Indiana, 111-106, at Barclays Center on Tuesday night, the Nets pushed their winning streak to a season-high four games while securing sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But perhaps ...

  • Sex-Assault Policy for Schools Gains Traction in Albany

    ...

  • 23 People Charged in ‘Sneakers Case’

    The patients were recruited by the hundreds: Medicaid cardholders picked up at homeless shelters and welfare agencies with the promise of free sneakers and shoes, then brought to corrupt clinics for unnecessary medical tests and devices.

  • What It Takes to Opt Out of an Arbitration Clause

    Not all companies with arbitration clauses or no-class-action provisions require employees to sign on. While companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. require drivers to agree to such contracts before joining its platform, others give ...

  • Digits: Blog Highlights

    Amazon's Dash Button Is Not a JokeAmazon.com Inc. introduced a product on Tuesday so crazy some thought that it was an early April Fools' joke. It's the Dash Button, a plastic single-function controller the size of a pack of gum. Each ...

  • What’s News—

    ***Business & Finance***A French appeals court declined to ban Uber Technologies' lowest-cost services from operating in France after sending elements of the case to a higher court to judge its constitutionality.

  • Jets Bid Farewell to SUNY-Cortland

    Jets players won't be bunking in college dorm rooms this summer.The team on Tuesday said it will hold preseason training camp this season at its year-round practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., rather than at SUNY-Cortland, which has ...

  • Close Encounters of the Medicaid Kind

    Medicaid enrollment has surged 19% nationally since ObamaCare's expansion—50% in New Mexico, 65% in Oregon, 81% in Kentucky—and spending is exploding. So taxpayers ought to be grateful that the Supreme Court declined 5-4 on Tuesday to ...

  • Obama’s ‘Quickie’ Union Favor

    You probably won't read it anywhere else, but on Tuesday President Obama did another giant favor for his friends in organized labor. He used his presidential authority to scupper a legislative challenge to the National Labor Relations ...

  • Hillary Obstructs Congress

    If the House panel investigating Benghazi really wants to get a look at Hillary Clinton's emails, perhaps it should subpoena the Chinese military. Beijing—which may have hacked the private server she used to send official email as Secretary ...

  • What’s News—

    Business & Finance***Samsung and LG said they would end all existing legal disputes between the South Korean groups, which have spent years slinging mud at one another even as they have built global empires.

  • Street Styles From Asia

    Harajuku, TOKYO. Keisuke Iwama, artist. Vintage kimono wear, scarf and hat, Coach bag, Nikon camera.Garosu-gil, SEOUL. Lee Da-som, student. All clothing items from a flea market in Garosu-gil.

  • Nets Win to Move Into a Playoff Spot

    Having beaten Indiana, 111-106, at Barclays Center on Tuesday night, the Nets pushed their winning streak to a season-high four games while securing sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But perhaps ...

  • Sex-Assault Policy for Schools Gains Traction in Albany

    ...

  • 23 People Charged in ‘Sneakers Case’

    The patients were recruited by the hundreds: Medicaid cardholders picked up at homeless shelters and welfare agencies with the promise of free sneakers and shoes, then brought to corrupt clinics for unnecessary medical tests and devices.

  • What It Takes to Opt Out of an Arbitration Clause

    Not all companies with arbitration clauses or no-class-action provisions require employees to sign on. While companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. require drivers to agree to such contracts before joining its platform, others give ...

  • Digits: Blog Highlights

    Amazon's Dash Button Is Not a JokeAmazon.com Inc. introduced a product on Tuesday so crazy some thought that it was an early April Fools' joke. It's the Dash Button, a plastic single-function controller the size of a pack of gum. Each ...

  • What’s News—

    ***Business & Finance***A French appeals court declined to ban Uber Technologies' lowest-cost services from operating in France after sending elements of the case to a higher court to judge its constitutionality.

  • Jets Bid Farewell to SUNY-Cortland

    Jets players won't be bunking in college dorm rooms this summer.The team on Tuesday said it will hold preseason training camp this season at its year-round practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., rather than at SUNY-Cortland, which has ...

  • Close Encounters of the Medicaid Kind

    Medicaid enrollment has surged 19% nationally since ObamaCare's expansion—50% in New Mexico, 65% in Oregon, 81% in Kentucky—and spending is exploding. So taxpayers ought to be grateful that the Supreme Court declined 5-4 on Tuesday to ...

  • Obama’s ‘Quickie’ Union Favor

    You probably won't read it anywhere else, but on Tuesday President Obama did another giant favor for his friends in organized labor. He used his presidential authority to scupper a legislative challenge to the National Labor Relations ...

  • Hillary Obstructs Congress

    If the House panel investigating Benghazi really wants to get a look at Hillary Clinton's emails, perhaps it should subpoena the Chinese military. Beijing—which may have hacked the private server she used to send official email as Secretary ...

  • What’s News—

    Business & Finance***Samsung and LG said they would end all existing legal disputes between the South Korean groups, which have spent years slinging mud at one another even as they have built global empires.

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