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WSJ.com: What's News US Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:56:57 EDT
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:30:11 EDT
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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, 20 Oct 2018 22:52:36 EDT
  • Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms  - Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
  • Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog  - An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.
  • In the Fight Against Fake News, Facebook's Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up  - The social network’s algorithms scan billions of posts each day in hopes of flagging misinformation before it goes viral; humans play a supporting role, but in the end they simply can’t keep up.
  • Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image  - Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
  • MTV Owner's Streaming Strategy: If You Can't Beat Them, Feed Them  - Viacom is rebooting MTV’s “The Real World” franchise for Facebook, the latest sign that the cable-TV giant has stopped fighting the growing dominance of digital players like Netflix and is instead producing shows—and soon movies—for them.
  • Housing Market Is Faltering and Strong Economy Offers No Cure  - The housing market is stumbling through its longest slump in four years, as the divergence between a booming U.S. economy and weakening home sales that many had dismissed as temporary now looks poised to continue.
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Dropped Last Week  - The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell last week, indicative of a tight labor market in which employers are reluctant to lay off workers.
  • Strong Economy Draws WomenInto U.S. Labor Force  - For most of the last two decades, the share of women participating in the U.S. labor force was in decline. Thanks to a strong economy, that long-running trend shows signs of reversing.
  • China Growth Slows to 6.5%; Finance Officials Try to Soothe Worried Investors  - China’s economic expansion slowed to its weakest pace since the financial crisis, as top financial regulators launched an extraordinary coordinated effort to calm jittery investors.
  • U.S. Criticizes China's Currency Practices, but Doesn't Add Manipulator Designation  - The U.S. Treasury again passed up a formal opportunity to designate China a “currency manipulator,” but singled out the nation’s currency practices as a source of “particular concern.”
  • Hackers Breach Healthcare.gov  - The Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange system for insurance was breached and about 75,000 consumer files compromised, the Trump administration said Friday.
  • Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life  - When other high school kids were sneaking out of the house to go partying, Paul and I would sneak out at night to go use the computers in a lab at the University of Washington, Bill Gates recalls in a remembrance.
  • Charlie Collier to Become CEO of Entertainment for New 'Fox'  - 21st Century Fox has tapped AMC Networks executive Charlie Collier to become CEO of entertainment for the new “Fox” entity that will be formed when the company completes its pending sale of assets to Walt Disney.
  • How Autonomous Vehicles Will Reshape Our World  - Self-driving cars are just one piece of the puzzle. Former New York City traffic commissioner Samuel I. Schwartz (aka Gridlock Sam) explains.
  • Brexit Provides Early Proof ofDeglobalization'sCosts  - Never in the last 70 years has a major economy left a free-trade area. Brexit and its effects on the U.K. are providing the first real-world evidence of the costs that come from undoing the intricate bonds of globalization.
  • John Mack, Old-School Financier, Coaches Fintech Wannabes  - Since handing over the reins at Morgan Stanley, John Mack has been working with financial-technology startups, dabbling in bitcoin and watching as Wall Street gives way to a mellower brand of finance.
  • Trump Seeks 5% Budget Cuts From Cabinet Agencies  - President Trump asked each cabinet member to devise proposals to cut their respective department budgets by 5% next year, days after the Treasury Department said the federal budget deficit had widened 17% to $779 billion.
  • P&G Posts Strongest Sales Growth in Five Years  - Procter & Gamble booked its strongest quarterly sales gains in five years on the back of healthy global demand for bathroom staples like Head & Shoulders shampoo and Gillette razors.
  • Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware  - Google, Amazon and Microsoft are making lots of new devices, but what they’re really selling are touchpoints.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lashes Out at Analyst, Short-Sellers  - The chief executive of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. targeted a Goldman Sachs analyst and lashed out against traders shorting the company’s stock during a third-quarter earnings call Friday.
  • Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?  - The electric car company has suffered amid U.S.-China trade tensions. Its plan to go local in China faces some stiff obstacles.
WSJ.com: Markets Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:30:02 EDT
  • Consumer Giants' Have an Emerging Market Problem  - Big footprints in emerging markets are often considered the crown jewels of European consumer-products giants like Nestlé and Unilever. But the downside is apparent.
  • Wall Street's Fear Gauge Flashes Green Again  - Panic in the stock market is officially over—at least according to derivatives markets.
  • The Table Is Rigged Against Macau Stocks  - Shares in major casino operators in the world’s largest gambling market have been tumbling, but it isn’t time for investors to up their bets.
WSJ.com: Opinion Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:30:01 EDT
  • Tom Steyer's Energy Orders  - The Californian seeks to raise costs for the hoi polloi in other states.
  • Trump's California Water Relief  - A much-needed review to allow more storage and less waste.
  • Silicon Valley, New Jersey  - Gov. Phil Murphy fancies Trenton as a new Sand Hill Road.
  • A House Majority by 'Any Means Necessary'  - A Democratic challenger with a smash-mouth style seeks to flip a suburban Illinois district Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.
  • Hillary Clinton Is Right---Her Husband's Affair Was No 'Abuse'  - Monica Lewinsky was a consenting adult, and the harassment-industrial complex is out of control.
  • California Democrats Test the Limits of Anti-Trumpism  - They want to campaign on national issues, but voters are focused on progressive failures closer to home.
  • A Senseless Act of Courtesy  - In an empty parking lot on a Sunday morning, an elderly couple decide not to hog two spaces.
  • America Has Yet to Make Sense of Trump  - Why one liberal professor says the world needs an investigative reporter like Seymour Hersh.
  • Smiling at Corruption  - Democrats try to save Bob Menendez months after his bipartisan admonishment.
  • A Long Way From the Arsenal of Democracy  - From Saudi arms sales to ‘Horseface,’ the weirdness of the Trump presidency never seems to let up.
  • The New York Times and the Warren Math  - The senator from Massachusetts isn’t the only one crafting odd stories about her DNA.
 
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