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WSJ.com: What's News US Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:30:01 EST
  • Trade-Talk Progress Lifts U.S. Stocks  - U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, extending a recent stretch of volatility as signs of easing trade tensions boosted the outlook for global economic growth.
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:30:27 EST
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  • Venture Capital Prowls into the Life-Insurance Business  - Getty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty ImagesVenture Capital Prowls into the Life-Insurance Business

    Ladder Financial, a San Francisco-based startup that offers term-life-insurance policies for California residents, said it raised $14 million in a new fundraising round led by Canaan Partners.

    An early investor in online lending is turning its sights to life insuranceCanaan Partners Leads New Funding Round For Ladder Financial2016-10-19 10:57Canaan Partners Was One Of First Outside Investors In LendingClub 2016-10-19 10:57Online-Lending Investor Turns to Life Insurance -- Update

    Venture Capital Prowls into the Life-Insurance Business

    Ladder Financial said it raised $14 million in a new fundraising round led by Canaan Partners, one of LendingClub’s first outside investors.

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WSJ.com: US Business Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:30:03 EST
  • GM CEO Is Under Fire From Trump, Lawmakers Over Restructuring  - General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra faces bipartisan anger in Washington over the company’s plans to cut 14,800 jobs and close four plants despite robust profits and a strong economy.
  • U.S. Soybean Farmers Work to Loosen China's Grip  - As trade tensions cut deeply into exports, U.S. soybean farmers, industry groups and government officials are seeking a stronger foothold in international markets beyond China, including Europe and Southeast Asia.
  • Scientists Skeptical About Gene-Edited Baby Experiment  - When a Chinese scientist claimed last month that he created the first genetically modified babies, scientists around the world were stunned and alarmed. Now, scientists who examined the very limited available data from the experiments are questioning whether the gene edits the scientist claimed he made were even successful.
  • Harassment Complaints Still Bring Retaliation  - Workplace retaliation against those reporting sexual harassment remains an issue, even as the #MeToo movement has emboldened people who say they have been mistreated.
  • Huawei's U.S.-Based Workers Grow Wary After Arrest  - The arrest of Huawei’s finance chief has stirred job insecurity among the Chinese company’s 1,500 U.S.-based workers, already uneasy about Washington’s campaign against their employer.
  • U.S. Consumer Prices Flat in November, Posing Dilemma for Fed  - Inflation remains muted even though unemployment has fallen to a near 50-year low and economic growth in 2018 was among the fastest in this expansion.
  • ECB Stimulus's Mixed Legacy: Economic Success, Political Fiasco  - The European Central Bank is nearing a landmark decision to wind down its $3 trillion bond-buying program, closing a chapter on a policy the U.S. used to help restore its growth but one that had mixed results in Europe.
  • China Prepares to Increase Access for Foreign Companies  - China is preparing to replace an industrial policy savaged by the Trump administration as protectionist with a new program promising greater access for foreign companies.
  • FBI: Chinese Espionage Poses 'Most Severe' Threat to American Security  - The disclosures, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, came as the Trump administration is preparing to lay out an unprecedented amount of evidence in coming days about Chinese spying and hacking operations designed to steal secrets from U.S. companies.
  • Many U.S. Financial Officers Think a Recession Will Hit Next Year  - Almost half of U.S. chief financial officers believe a recession will strike the U.S. economy by the end of 2019, with the tight labor market and growing trade tensions driving economic jitters among corporate America.
  • Plastic Water Bottles, Which Enabled a Drinks Boom, Now Threaten a Crisis  - Facing a consumer backlash and stricter regulation, companies are trying to do what’s eluded them for years: make a better bottle. Evian has pledged to make all its bottles 100% recycled plastic. Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and other makers are adding products and trying new strategies.
  • Tencent Music Rises in Trading Debut  - Investors sounded notes of optimism about Tencent Music Entertainment Group, one of the biggest IPOs in the U.S. in recent years, pushing its shares 7.7% higher in the company’s trading debut.
  • P&G Buys Walker to Expand Offerings to African-Americans  - Procter & Gamble agreed to acquire Walker & Co. as the consumer-products giant looks to serve more African-Americans with health and beauty products.
  • The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone  - Loneliness undermines health and is linked to early mortality. Baby boomers, who generally had fewer children and divorced more than previous generations, are especially feeling the effects in retirement.
  • Europe and Japan's Cheese-for-Cars Trade Deal to Launch Next Year  - European Union lawmakers capped a two-year sprint to seal an economic partnership agreement with Japan, highlighting the U.S. allies’ urgency in reacting to President Trump’s disruptive trade policies.
  • EU-Led Group Answers U.S. Complaints on WTO  - The U.S. and the European Union are squaring off at the World Trade Organization in a conflict that threatens to cripple the global trade watchdog.
  • CBS News Settles Harassment Suit From Three Colleagues of Charlie Rose  - CBS News settled a lawsuit, for undisclosed terms, brought by three women who alleged they were harassed by former on-air personality Charlie Rose.
  • Tailored Brands Trims Outlook  - Tailored Brands Inc. lowered its outlook for the year after sales at its Men’s Wearhouse business softened last month.
  • Lowe's Adds $10 Billion to Stock Buyback Program  - Lowe’s plans to increase its share buyback program by $10 billion, as the home-improvement retailer looks to turn investor sentiment and prove to Wall Street its business and growth plans are on solid footing.
  • Walmart, Express Scripts Extend Prescription-Services Agreement  - Walmart and pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts have extended their network agreement to provide access to Walmart’s prescription services for Express Scripts clients’ covered members.
WSJ.com: Markets Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:30:09 EST
WSJ.com: Opinion Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:30:03 EST
  • Behind the Supreme Court's Dodge  - Three Justices rebuke Kavanaugh and Roberts for ducking a big case.
  • The Flynn Entrapment  - A court filing shows the ugly tactics employed by James Comey’s FBI.
  • Theresa May Hangs On  - But Britain’s Parliament keeps grasping for a Brexit plan.
  • Tehran Counts on a Divided West  - The Trump administration must persuade Democrats and foreign allies to counter the regime’s aggression.
  • Nauert Gives Hope to Journalists  - They insist she’s not qualified because she’s worked in their profession. That’s far too modest.
  • The Cynicism of Georgia's Stacey Abrams  - The Democratic gubernatorial loser goes to court with bogus racism charges.
  • Check Your Progressive Privilege  - Conservative women have been left out and stigmatized too long.
  • The Global Swamp  - Donald Trump should export MAGA caps to Macron’s France and May’s England.
  • The Crisis of Good Intentions  - From Paris to Palo Alto, ‘clean and green’ policies punish the poor.
  • Freedom of Belief Bridges America's Divides  - A new charter restates America’s commitment to liberty of religion and conscience.
  • Google Visits the Resistance Factory  - A rough day at the office for the Democrats’ impeachment expert.
 
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