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Grand Central: Yellen Playbook Puts Slack Over Oil Price Declines

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, December 18, 2014. Jon Hilsenrath finds Janet Yellen untroubled by falling oil prices, and with a firm focus on diminishing slack in the labor market.

WSJ: How Google, GE and U.S. Firms Play the Tax ‘Audit Lottery'

Wall Street Journal, How Google, GE and U.S. Firms Play the Tax ‘Audit Lottery’: Buried deep in American companies’ securities filings is an indicator for how aggressively they are working to shield their income from the IRS and other tax authorities. The obscure entry—under the heading “uncertain tax positions” or...

Poll: Obama’s Standing Rebounds With Hispanics

President Barack Obama’s standing with Hispanic Americans has rebounded in the wake of his decision to act unilaterally to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Telemundo survey.

The Clean Truth About the Dirty Truth Behind “Superspreaders” of Disease

9 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Twenty percent of the population is responsible for the transmission of 80 percent of infectious pathogens or diseases, according to Sumathi Reddy, a personal journal reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was interviewed in this recent...Show More Summary

U.S. Govt: North Korea Secret ‘Unit 121’ Carried Out Sony Cyber Attack — And They’ve Done It Before

North Korea, as had been suspected, was behind the massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the United States government has concluded. According to a report Wednesday on the Wall Street Journal website, a secret intelligence division within the North Korean General Bureau of Reconnaissance known as “Unit 121? planned and carried out the hack that U.S. Show More Summary

Americans View of Race Relations is Worst in Two Decades

Despite, or perhaps because of Barack Obama being in the White House - many feel he's done more harm than good to race relations in America - an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll "showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades." A majority of Americans, 57% now say they are bad. Show More Summary

The Assman Cometh: The Insane Effort to Police Vanity License Plates

14 hours agoNews : Reason

Just so you have even less faith in government, read this story from the Wall Street Journal about he insane lengths to which various DMV and other agenices go to prevent offensive vanity license plates from befouling he natural majesty...Show More Summary

WSJ Just Realized The Anti-ACA Lawsuit It's Been Pushing Could Be Ruinous For Americans -- Including Republican Voters

After relentlessly promoting several right-wing legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for over a year, The Wall Street Journal seems to have just now realized that the cases' potential to deny affordable health care coverage...Show More Summary

Voters are Tired of Obama’s Governing Approach

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has one very good number for Republicans. It found that an incredible 71 percent of voters want the next president to use a different approach for governing than President Obama. For the Republican party it is easy to cater to this disenchantment with Obama’s governing style. As the [...]

Wall Street Journal to Jeb: Don't Budge on Amnesty, Common Core

The pro-amnesty and open borders Wall Street Journal wants former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to not back down on Common Core and amnesty, the two issues that may represent the greatest divide between the bipartisan political class and Main Street. Show More Summary

4 biggest movie theater chains cave to hacker threats, won’t show The Interview

Although The Interview might end up being a pretty bad movie, it’s about to become a cause célèbre for freedom lovers everywhere. The Wall Street Journal reports that the four biggest movie theater chains in the United States — Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. Show More Summary

America's biggest movie theaters will not show 'The Interview' after threats

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Threats posted by the people who hacked Sony Pictures appear have had the desired effect. The Wall Street Journal and The Hollywood Reporter both state, based on anonymous sources, that the largest movie chains will not debut the movie next week. D...

Sony Lets Theaters Decide Whether to Screen The Interview in Light of Terror Threats

20 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Wall Street Journal reports that in an unusual move, Sony has freed cinema chains from any contractual obligations to screen The Interview, after hackers threatened to attack any theater screening the controversial film.

The Handful of Super-Wealthy Donors Affected by Raised Contribution Limits

How many Americans have the wherewithal -- and the desire -- to give even more money to the Republican and Democratic Parties? The Wall Street Journal looks at the numbers.

These are the jobs with the highest and lowest obesity rates

If cops want to shed that "donut lover" image, this won't do them any favors. The Wall Street Journal has compiled data on the occupations with the highest and lowest obesity rates, defined by the Centers for Disease Control as a Body...Show More Summary

When Will the Fed Raise Rates? WSJ’s Hilsenrath and Reddy Discuss

Watch Wall Street Journal economics correspondents Jon Hilsenrath and Sudeep Reddy discuss turmoil in Russia, plunging oil prices and when the Fed might drop "considerable time" from its policy guidance.

Wall Street Journal union asks members to help family of missing reporter David Bird

Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird has been missing for nearly a year now and the paper – after keeping him on the payroll for months – has changed his status to “unpaid leave of absence.” “This means that David’s wife Nancy, a stay-at-home wife and mother caring for their two children, has no income … Read More

How a Full-Time Fantasy Sports Professional Hit the Jackpot

A full-time fantasy-sports player profiled by The Wall Street Journal in 2013 won a $1 million football tournament last week.

21st Century Fox Acquires Ad Company True[x]

22 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

21st Century Fox has agreed to acquire interactive ad company True[x]. The Wall Street Journal broke the news this morning and reported that the acquisition price was $200 million, although the financial terms were not officially disclosed. Read More

An Interview With ECB Executive Board Member Benoît Coeuré

European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeuré sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s Brian Blackstone and Todd Buell to discuss the prospects for quantitative easing, the inflation outlook and reasons for optimism in Europe. Here are edited excerpts:

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