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Storytellers are more attractive, are happier and more satisfied with life

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Wall Street Journal reports that storytellers—people with a natural inclination to craft concise yet compelling narratives without rambling—were found to be hot by science. Feels good to be a writa. The results were the same across...Show More Summary

Verizon Has Reportedly Bought Yahoo for $4.8 Billion

Yahoo, once as big of an internet company as one could find, has been sold to Verizon Communications for $4.8 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. The digital pioneer, just prior to the dot-com boom, had a market capitalization...Show More Summary

Verizon to Buy Yahoo for $4.8B

Verizon will acquire Yahoo—once valued at more than $125 billion—for $4.8 billion, a source tells the Wall Street Journal. An official announcement of the deal, which will end an auction process that began five months ago, is expected Monday. The WSJ calls the deal "a remarkable fall...

Cold War Flavor: 'Olympics Stand to Lose Plenty' Without Russia

Amid all the drama about how to penalize Russia for doping allegations, the uncomfortable truth is that the Olympics are far less entertaining without it, The Wall Street Journal wrote.

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- Brenda Cronin reports for the Wall Street Journal on the renovation of the Beinecke Library, which is set to reopen this fall.- Allan Young and Patrick Scott are working on a census of Robert Burns' first book, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786), and they issued a public call for assistance on ExLibris this week. Show More Summary

Trump v. the Wall Street Journal on Virginian Employment

If I told you that Trump lies a lot – you might laugh that we all know that. But it is interesting when even the Wall Street Journal is refuting the latest from the Trump campaign. As soon as Hillary Clinton picked Tim Kaine as his running...Show More Summary

Amazon Enters Student Loan Business

Wall Street Journal, Amazon Tiptoes Into Banking Business Through Student Loans: Amazon is stepping into the student-loan marketplace. The online retailer has entered into a partnership with San Francisco lender Wells Fargo in which the bank’s student-lending arm will offer interest-rate discounts to select Amazon shoppers.... Unlike federal student...

Is Russia deepening Cooperation with US in Syria, or hitting US Bases?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – About a week ago, Russian warplanes bombed a Syrian base used by the US and the UK. The Wall Street Journal suggested that…

Weekend Wax Bits

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Walt Frazier for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The former New York Knicks champ talked about growing up in Atlanta and why he needed two parking...      ...

Non-Sequiturs: 07.22.16

Are law firms being exploited by their clients to launder money? [Wall Street Journal] Richard McLaren is the law professor who laid the ground work for Russia potentially being banned from the Rio Olympics over a doping scandal. [New York Times] An analysis of the legal issues in the new Ghostbusters movie. Show More Summary

The World After Trump's Nomination

Jay and I welcome the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens to discuss the slide of the Republican Party toward, well, at least ideological incoherence. Bret mentions at the start that three men – Bill Buckley, Irving Kristol, and Robert Bartley – were the intellectual anchors of modern conservatism. Show More Summary

Wall Street Journal Reporter Hassled At LA Airport; Successfully Prevents DHS From Searching Her Phones

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Welcome to Bordertown, USA. Population: 200 million. Expect occasional temporary population increases from travelers arriving from other countries. Your rights as a US citizen are indeterminate within 100 miles of US borders. They may be respected. Show More Summary

John Malone's Liberty Media goes fishing for Pandora; floats $3.4 billion offer

DENVER — John Malone and Greg Maffei -- chieftains of Liberty Media Corp. -- evidently have been listening to Pandora and they like what they hear. The Wall Street Journal reports that Maffei recently floated an offer of about $15 a share for music-streaming company Pandora Media Inc. Show More Summary

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 22, 2016

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB PayPal Strikes Partnership With Visa - Wall Street Journal - "PayPal Holdings Inc. Show More Summary

WSJ:G-20 To Scrap 30 Years Of Tax Policy And Recommend Taxing Capital Income At Higher Rates Than Wages

Wall Street Journal, A Shrinking World Spurs Calls to Rewrite the Tax Guidebook: The argument against taxing capital income relatively more than wages is losing its force. The Group of 20 has spouted the importance of “inclusive growth” for years without spelling out what it really means or how to...

Forget The iPhone 7, You'd Rather Have This Special iPhone Instead If You Like Privacy

Leaks for the iPhone 7 have been coming out in bunches in recent weeks, to the point that anyone who checks up on these things already know how the upcoming new iPhone will look like, and that everyone from Wall Street Journal sources to tech insiders like Kuo Ming-chi, believe [...]

Ride on the VR time series roller coaster

Speaking of virtual reality visualization, this Nasdaq roller coaster by Roger Kenny and Ana Asnes Becker for the Wall Street Journal is quite the ride. The underlying data is just… Tags: time series, VR, Wall Street Journal

Tippets: Snorkeling with Salmon, Bow-and Arrow Cast

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Read about snorkeling with salmon in Vancouver Island’s Campbell River in this recent article by James Sturz. Via The Wall Street Journal. “Inside the water,” writes Sturz, “I felt privileged to see the intricacies and intimacies of the fishes’ world.” … more ?

Elon Musk expects 'supermajority' of shareholders to vote in favor of SolarCity acquisition

SILICON VALLEY — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that he anticipates a “supermajority” of shareholders will support Tesla’s acquisition of solar panel provider SolarCity. Musk told the Wall Street Journal that he has spoken with Tesla’s biggest investors, including Fidelity Investments, to urge support for the deal. Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, AMZN)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. Apple has reportedly delayed the launch of its electric car to 2021. According to a 2015 Wall Street Journal report, Apple previously had a target release date of 2019. 2. Show More Summary

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