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07/10/2019
Yesterday's Perot Supporters Are Today's Trump Base

The views of Ross Perot--the Texas billionaire and two-time presidential candidate who passed away at age 89--live on in the Trump era.

Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire and two-time presidential candidate, passed away at age 89. Gerald F. Seib takes a look at Perot’s life and how support for his views lives on in the Trump era.

The Fed chairman will be making his first public remarks since President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping struck a...
07/10/2019
Powell Testimony to Be Watched Closely for Clues on Rates

The Fed chairman will be making his first public remarks since President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping struck a trade cease-fire.

Will the central bank cut interest rates at its July 30-31 meeting? Powell has the opportunity to reset or ratify those expectations during his testimony on Capitol Hill.

As the White House convenes a social media summit, the uninvited include Facebook, Twitter and Google.
07/10/2019
Big Tech Is a Likely Target at White House Social Media Summit

As the White House convenes a social media summit, the uninvited include Facebook, Twitter and Google.

A “Social Media Summit” at the White House this week will offer a platform for supporters of President Trump who say they face censorship by left-tilting Big Tech—and a preview of a likely re-election theme for Mr. Trump.

The peso, the most traded currency among emerging markets, fell after Mexico's finance minister resigned.
07/10/2019
Mexican Finance Minister Resigns After Clashes With President; Peso Slides

The peso, the most traded currency among emerging markets, fell after Mexico's finance minister resigned.

The departure deepens doubts among investors over economic policy under leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and whether he will maintain the country’s hard-fought fiscal stability.

Many business owners and gig workers have a retirement-savings vehicle at their disposal. The problem is, few of them kn...
07/10/2019
The Often-Ignored Benefits of ‘Solo’ 401(k)s

Many business owners and gig workers have a retirement-savings vehicle at their disposal. The problem is, few of them know about it.

These retirement-savings vehicles are great for freelancers, sole proprietors and gig-economy workers. So why haven’t they been more popular?

Poland has released an ex-counterintelligence official who had been detained on charges of spying for China.
07/10/2019
Poland Frees Ex-Official Accused of Spying for China

Poland has released an ex-counterintelligence official who had been detained on charges of spying for China.

Poland released a local ex-counterintelligence official who had been detained on charges of spying for China, as Polish and Chinese ministers met in an effort to ease tensions between Beijing and one of the U.S.’s closest allies in Europe.

The special U.S.-British relationship is now being managed on Twitter—and it isn’t going well.
07/10/2019
U.S., Britain Swap Insults on Social Media

The special U.S.-British relationship is now being managed on Twitter—and it isn’t going well.

President Trump assailed Britain’s ambassador to Washington for the third successive day, calling him “very stupid” and “wacky,” an attack that will present an early challenge for Britain’s next prime minister.

Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for Fourth of July cookouts won’t sop up the oversupply in propane, but new export te...
07/10/2019
Fire Up the Grill: Propane Prices Have Tumbled

Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for Fourth of July cookouts won’t sop up the oversupply in propane, but new export terminals will.

If the slide in propane prices holds, households that are heated with the fuel and farmers who use it to dry crops could receive lower bills when they fill their tanks this autumn.

07/10/2019
How to Get Your Daily Workout at Your Desk

While an hour-long workout might not offset the effects of sitting in the office all day, fitting regular exercise in your schedule may be able to.

Certified personal trainer Donovan Green shows a series of exercises you can do without leaving your chair.

Advertising and new products have given PepsiCo a lift.
07/10/2019
PepsiCo Rides New Flavors and More Ads

Advertising and new products have given PepsiCo a lift.

PepsiCo posted higher quarterly profit and sales as the food-and-beverage giant rolled out new products such as Pepsi Mango and ramped up marketing for some of its more established brands.

From WSJ Opinion: Google and Facebook are squeezing local news by gobbling up more and more advertising dollars. Yet the...
07/10/2019
Opinion | Justice’s Antitrust Confusion

From WSJ Opinion: Google and Facebook are squeezing local news by gobbling up more and more advertising dollars. Yet the Justice Department is trying to stop local TV broadcasters from combining to become more competitive.

Boeing is poised to lose its place as the world’s largest plane maker to Airbus after a reign of seven years.
07/10/2019
Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

Boeing is poised to lose its place as the world’s largest plane maker to Airbus after a reign of seven years.

Boeing said its commercial-jetliner deliveries fell by more than a third in the first half from a year earlier, as 737 MAX aircraft continue to pile up at its facilities.

The former vice president, who has built his nearly five-decade political career as an advocate for middle-class familie...
07/10/2019
Joe Biden Earned $15.6 Million in Two Years After Leaving Office

The former vice president, who has built his nearly five-decade political career as an advocate for middle-class families, made millions of dollars through paid speaking engagements, sales of his 2017 book and his role as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden earned $15.6 million in the two years after he left the Obama administration, according to newly released financial documents.

“Climate change is one of the greatest threats we face right now, and there is far more the Fed can and should be doin...
07/10/2019
Powell May Face More Questions on Fed’s Approach to Climate Change Risks

“Climate change is one of the greatest threats we face right now, and there is far more the Fed can and should be doing,” Sen. Chris Van Hollen, (D., Md.) said in May.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s views on interest rates and the economy should be the main focus as he testifies before Congress this week, but he also may field questions on what the central bank is doing to address climate change risks.

Supporters of then-president George H.W. Bush believe independent candidate H. Ross Perot's effort denied them a second ...
07/10/2019
Did Perot Spoil 1992 Election for Bush? It’s Complicated.

Supporters of then-president George H.W. Bush believe independent candidate H. Ross Perot's effort denied them a second term, but some experts disagree.

Perot either cost Bush his re-election or was simply an influential third-party candidate, a debate that was revived by Mr. Perot’s death Tuesday.

Harvard's dismissal of the coach, who was said to have sold his home to a parent for nearly double its valuation, highli...
07/10/2019
Harvard Dismisses Fencing Coach Over Conflict-of-Interest Violation

Harvard's dismissal of the coach, who was said to have sold his home to a parent for nearly double its valuation, highlights concerns about corruption in college athletics and admissions.

Harvard University dismissed its longtime fencing coach in the wake of an investigation into financial transactions he made with the family of a current and former student on his team.

Streaming services use listening data to invite hard-core fans to free, private concerts by Taylor Swift, Tyler the Crea...
07/10/2019
Music-Streaming Services Tap Live Events

Streaming services use listening data to invite hard-core fans to free, private concerts by Taylor Swift, Tyler the Creator and more.

Cade Jarvis, 24 years old, said he was surprised when he received an invitation from Spotify to listen to Carly Rae Jepsen’s then-unreleased album on a sunset cruise with the pop star in May. “I felt super-special when we got to the location."

When farm manager Marcus Henley testified at a NYC council hearing considering a foie gras sales ban, he said: Come visi...
07/10/2019
A New York Duck-Farm Tour Didn’t Sell Me on Foie Gras

When farm manager Marcus Henley testified at a NYC council hearing considering a foie gras sales ban, he said: Come visit! Metro Money columnist Anne Kadet did, and you might be surprised by what she found

After visiting an upstate duck farm that produces foie gras I concluded: This isn’t Farmer Brown’s Pondside Paradise, but neither is it the fifth circle of hell I’d imagined. Still, I’ll continue to skip the delicacy.

The defendant in the Oakland, Calif., Ghost Ship fire took the stand and blamed the city and the building’s owner for ...
07/10/2019
Ghost Ship Fire Defendant Takes Stand

The defendant in the Oakland, Calif., Ghost Ship fire took the stand and blamed the city and the building’s owner for the blaze that killed 36 people.

The man prosecutors blame for the 2016 warehouse blaze took the stand in his own defense this week, saying he is remorseful. The victims’ families, packed into the courtroom, weren’t convinced.

From WSJ Opinion: America’s superiority in women’s soccer is owing to both the players’ athletic prowess and the c...
07/09/2019
Opinion | Why U.S. Women Rule the World

From WSJ Opinion: America’s superiority in women’s soccer is owing to both the players’ athletic prowess and the country’s democratic ideals, which have helped the national team.

About 90 minutes after the session began, Virginia's GOP-led legislature voted to adjourn until Nov. 18, without voting ...
07/09/2019
Virginia’s Lawmakers End Special Session Without Voting on Gun Bills

About 90 minutes after the session began, Virginia's GOP-led legislature voted to adjourn until Nov. 18, without voting on any gun-related bills.

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam had called the session to consider gun-control measures in the wake of May’s deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

The sports world has been dominated by NBA free agency in recent weeks. For baseball, that's a problem.
07/09/2019
How NBA Free Agency Dunked on Baseball

The sports world has been dominated by NBA free agency in recent weeks. For baseball, that's a problem.

At baseball’s All-Star Game in Cleveland, the game’s biggest stars bemoan the fact they are being overshadowed by the NBA’s annual free-agency bonanza.

A federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s plan to switch legal teams in the census case, in another setback ...
07/09/2019
Census Case Judge Rejects Trump Plan to Switch Legal Team

A federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s plan to switch legal teams in the census case, in another setback for the government.

The government failed to provide "satisfactory reasons" to change attorneys, the judge finds, in a case over citizenship question.

Representatives of Google, Amazon.com, Facebook and Apple will testify next week at a hearing on "online platforms and m...
07/09/2019
Big Tech Summoned to Washington for Antitrust Hearing

Representatives of Google, Amazon.com, Facebook and Apple will testify next week at a hearing on "online platforms and market power," a House subcommittee said.

Representatives of Google, Amazon.com, Facebook and Apple will testify next week at a hearing on “online platforms and market power,” a House subcommittee said.

From WSJ Opinion: While Trump wraps himself in the flag, some of his political opponents show disdain for the common man...
07/09/2019
Opinion | Yankee Doodle Donald

From WSJ Opinion: While Trump wraps himself in the flag, some of his political opponents show disdain for the common man, writes William McGurn.

Serena Williams barely played in the run-up to Wimbledon. The rust hasn't stopped her from reaching another Grand Slam s...
07/09/2019
Normal Service Resumed: Serena Williams Reaches Wimbledon Semifinals

Serena Williams barely played in the run-up to Wimbledon. The rust hasn't stopped her from reaching another Grand Slam semifinal.

Despite not playing much in the run-up to Wimbledon, Serena Williams is back in a Grand Slam semifinal and eyeing a record-tying 24th major title.

New York is using shredded recycled paper for tomorrow's ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women's soccer team. Purists sa...
07/09/2019
How to Throw a Ticker-Tape Parade for Women’s Soccer When No One Uses Ticker Tape

New York is using shredded recycled paper for tomorrow's ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women's soccer team. Purists say the stuff doesn't have the right streaming effect.

New York City is relying on shredded recycled paper for Wednesday’s World Cup celebration. One problem, enthusiasts say: It doesn’t have the right streaming effect when thrown.

If you’re maxing out contributions to tax-deferred retirement plans like a 401(k) and an IRA, then a health-savings ac...
07/09/2019
How an HSA Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

If you’re maxing out contributions to tax-deferred retirement plans like a 401(k) and an IRA, then a health-savings account is the next logical step.

If you’re maxing out contributions to tax-deferred retirement plans like a 401(k) and an IRA, then an HSA is the next logical step, says WSJ Wealth Management Expert Peter Lazaroff.

From WSJ Opinion: All but three of the Democratic presidential candidates endorse an increase in the minimum wage. But a...
07/09/2019
Opinion | How Many Jobs Would the $15 Minimum Wage Kill?

From WSJ Opinion: All but three of the Democratic presidential candidates endorse an increase in the minimum wage. But a new report from the CBO finds the policy could leave nearly four million workers without a job.

Virgin Galactic has plans to become the first publicly listed human-spaceflight company. It expects that the deal to go ...
07/09/2019
Richard Branson’s Space Unit to Go Public

Virgin Galactic has plans to become the first publicly listed human-spaceflight company. It expects that the deal to go public will give it enough capital to fund the business until its spaceships can commercially operate and send tourists into space.

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