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Washington Considers Overhaul of Music-Licensing Rules

WSJ - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:32
Justice Department officials and lawmakers are looking afresh at longstanding rules that have pitted songwriters and publishers against the businesses, broadcasters and streaming services that want to play their music.

SEC Asks Manhattan Federal Court to Hold Musk in Contempt

WSJ - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:57
The Securities and Exchange Commission says in a court filing that a Feb. 19 tweet regarding projected production volumes in 2019 violated terms of a prior settlement.

Huawei Pooh-Poohs 5G Bans With an Advertising Offensive

WSJ - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:21
As a challenge to key U.S. allies seeking to block it from rollouts of 5G networks, China’s Huawei Technologies unleashed an edgy ad campaign.

Apple's Deal With Goldman Has Wall Street on Defense

WSJ - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:37
Apple wants a piece of Wall Street. Goldman doesn’t want to give it away. But both companies need each other if they are going to burrow deeper into consumer banking.

Etsy Stock Rises, as Users and Sellers Grow

WSJ - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:13
Etsy’s sales and profits beat Wall Street projections in the most recent quarter, and the online marketplace forecast another year of strong growth, sending shares up in extended trading.

Which Online Broker Best Suits Your Needs?

Barron's - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 04:20
Barron’s released its annual ranking of the best online brokers of 2019. Here’s a look at how the brokers stack up on the categories of mobile, international, retirement, active and occasional.

Snapshots From Barron's 2019 Top Online Brokers

Barron's - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 04:17
Barron’s published its annual ranking of the top online brokers for 2019. Here’s a look at some of the top performers.

On-Demand Grandkids and Robot Pals to Keep Senior Loneliness at Bay

WSJ - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 02:54
Devices and services that facilitate—and in some cases replace—human contact are attracting insurers looking to combat an ever-more lethal crisis of loneliness.

WellCare Poised to Ride Surging Medicare and Medicaid Spending

Barron's - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:17
The Medicare and Medicaid plan manager has been hurt by overblown worries about its swift growth and earnings outlook, plus uncertainty over Obamacare’s future.

Star Stockpicker Exits the Hedge Fund Stage

Barron's - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 22:39
Steve Mandel has quietly given up the reins at Lone Pine Capital after two decades of market-beating returns

ECB's Coeuré on the Risks of Political Jitters to Growth

Barron's - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 22:21
‘It’s always a mistake to underestimate the strength of the European project,’

India Increases Pressure on Amazon and Walmart

WSJ - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 21:00
India proposed new rules for foreign e-commerce firms, the country’s latest move to rein in large American tech companies that dominate the country’s budding internet economy.

Microsoft's Hype Strategy for HoloLens Is to Avoid It

WSJ - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 20:07
With the debut of HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s augmented-reality headset gets lighter, with a wider field of view. But it’s meant for getting real work done, not shooting space invaders.

Popular Apps Cease Sharing Data With Facebook

WSJ - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 20:05
Popular health and fitness apps scrambled to stop sending sensitive personal information to Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported Friday many were transmitting detailed information about topics including their users’ weight and menstrual cycles.

Huawei's Foldable Smartphone Raises the Bar---and Price Tag

WSJ - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 03:54
Just days after Samsung Electronics launched the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen smartphone, China’s Huawei Technologies upped the ante with a competing device with an even more stratospheric price tag.

Google Is the Best---and the Worst--- Wireless Carrier

WSJ - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 03:34
Google Fi, the search giant’s cellular service, offers simple smartphone plans that can save you money and now even run on iPhones—but it isn’t fast enough to keep up with the big carriers.

Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook

WSJ - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 08:14
Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including personal health information. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook.

'Apex Legends' Is EA's Move to Out-Fortnite 'Fortnite'

WSJ - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 01:00
“Apex Legends,” the free, last-man-standing videogame that Electronic Arts launched Feb. 4 with no fanfare, is the first challenger to crack the armor of Epic Games Inc.’s juggernaut “Fortnite.”

Approval Rate Declines for H-1B Visas

WSJ - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 18:30
The Trump administration is demanding supporting evidence in many more applications for coveted H-1B visas for high-skilled foreign workers, and denying more petitions.

U.S.-Huawei Fight to Take Center Stage at Trade Show

WSJ - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 08:18
A large delegation of U.S. officials is heading to Spain for the world’s largest telecommunications trade show, planning to ratchet up a monthslong offensive against Huawei that has produced mixed results.