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WSJ.com: What's News US Thu, 07 Feb 2019 03:52:38 EST
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:30:46 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 Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:30:03 EST
  • Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook  - 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.
  • Fox Cuts Smollett From Final Episodes of 'Empire' Season  - Actor Jussie Smollett, won’t appear in this season’s final two episodes of the Fox series “Empire” after he was charged by Chicago police with filing a false report.
  • Evan Williams, Twitter Co-Founder, to Leave Board  - Twitter co-founder and former Chief Executive Evan Williams is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a 13-year run that started with a simple idea to use up some leftover money.
  • It Shook the Food Business by Snagging Burger King, Kraft and Heinz. Now 3G Is Reeling.  - The Brazilian investment firm burst onto the scene a decade ago with a string of acquisitions, and then cut costs using a hard-nosed budgeting tactic to create efficient production machines. Now, after transforming the American consumer landscape, its strategy appears to be running out of juice.
  • Barrick Gold Is Considering a Deal With Newmont  - Barrick Gold said it may pursue a merger with rival Newmont Mining—a potential blockbuster deal that would unite the world’s two biggest gold producers and cap a flurry of recent, big acquisitions by gold miners.
  • Federal Reserve Report Highlights 'Resilient' Financial System  - The Federal Reserve said Friday the U.S. financial system remains “substantially” safer than before the 2007-09 recession but noted a significant expansion in business debt and weaker lending standards.
  • China Trade Talks Extended as Trump Pushes to Close Deal  - President Trump, citing progress in U.S.-China trade talks, said he is looking at extending a deadline to raise tariffs and hoping to meet next month with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to complete a broad trade agreement.
  • Economists' Advice to Fed: Look at Rising Prices and Tight Labor Market  - A paper presented at a monetary policy conference Friday argues Federal officials should worry that a tight labor market could generate more inflation than they want.
  • Fed's Balance-Sheet Runoff Could End in Latter Half of 2019  - The Federal Reserve could stop reducing Treasury holdings from its $4 trillion asset portfolio in the latter half of the year to determine underlying demand for the central bank’s liabilities, top officials said.
  • At Trump-Kim Summit, Host Vietnam Blazes Trail for North Korea  - When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Trump in Hanoi, the venue itself will carry a message for the dictator: Cooperate with the U.S. and you will open the door to an economic transformation like Vietnam’s.
  • CNN President Defends Appointment of Former Trump Official  - CNN President Jeff Zucker addressed concerns about his decision to appoint a former Trump administration official as political editor, clarifying that her role won’t involve steering election debate or town hall coverage.
  • AutoNation Names Carl Liebert New CEO  - AutoNation, the nation’s largest car-dealership chain, has named Carl Liebert its new CEO, tapping an industry outsider to steer the company through a period of transformation in the auto-retailing sector.
  • Kushner Cos. Pays $1.1 Billion for Suburban Apartment Portfolio  - Kushner Cos. has acquired a portfolio of rental apartments for $1.1 billion, its largest transaction in more than a decade.
  • The Oscar Favorite That Created an Existential Crisis in Hollywood  - “Never-Netflixers” hope a best-picture win for “Roma” won’t sever the connection between movies and theaters.
  • Keeping Chanel on Top in the Post-Lagerfeld Era  - The French luxury house has for years played hardball with retailers, and the industry is wondering whether it can keep its sway after Karl Lagerfeld’s death.
  • U.S.-Huawei Fight to Take Center Stage at Trade Show  - 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.
WSJ.com: Markets Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:58:17 EST
WSJ.com: Opinion Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:30:03 EST
  • Crash on the Autobahn  - Europe can’t afford new car tariffs—so the U.S. President can’t either.
  • Startups Grow Up  - Smart deregulation is helping more companies test the public markets.
  • Vote Fraud, in the Flesh  - North Carolina throws out an election after a mail-in ballot fiasco.
  • Standing Up to the Comedy Scolds  - Veteran comic Colin Quinn on the encroachments of political correctness and the trials of Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Kevin Hart.
  • A Mad Dash for City Hall in the Windy City  - Chicago is a fiscal wreck, and none of the 13 candidates for mayor have a serious plan to fix it.
  • Don't Give to Your Alma Mater  - Any politically incorrect moment from a major donor’s past could be used to excoriate him.
  • Arthur Miller's 'Everyman' Is an Antidote to Identity Politics  - His characters experience common struggles, helping audiences see past a black-and-white worldview.
  • Are Hate-Crime Laws Helping?  - Such statutes seem to encourage dubious claims like Jussie Smollett’s more than they promote justice.
  • Schiffting to Phase 2 of Collusion  - Conspiracy theorists look for something new, anticipating a Mueller letdown.
  • Welcome to New York, Amazon---Now Go Home  - Progressives put out the unwelcome mat, and city dwellers will pay the price for years to come.
  • No Men Allowed  - Can the University of California bar males from presenting research at a biology conference?
 
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