The Wall Street Journal is an American business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City, with international editions also available in Chinese and Japanese.
How Mark Zuckerberg Learned Politics - WSJ
Facebook’s CEO long left politics and policy to deputies. No more. As the company’s influence has grown, and with it controversies, political acumen has become an essential tool.
Trump, Biden Have Few Americans To Persuade In Debates - WSJ
More than 70% of Americans say the presidential debates won’t matter much to them, according to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Senator’s Husband Likely Used Clout In UC Admissions, Auditor Says - WSJ
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, a regent at the University of California, likely helped an unqualified student gain admission to UC Berkeley, the California state auditor said.
Trump Signs Off On TikTok Deal With Oracle, Walmart - WSJ
The popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok will partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a U.S.-based company after negotiations that stirred debate over national security and the future of the internet.
Barr Tells Prosecutors To Consider Charging Violent Protesters With Sedition - WSJ
Attorney General William Barr told the nation’s federal prosecutors to be aggressive when charging violent demonstrators with crimes, including potentially prosecuting them for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government, people familiar with the conversation said.
Kodak Didn’t Break Law When Loan Was Revealed, Special Committee Finds - WSJ
A special committee hired by the company’s board found several governance concerns regarding the announcement of a planned $765 million loan from the U.S. government, but said none of them violated the law.
FTC Preparing Possible Antitrust Suit Against Facebook - WSJ
The case preparations come after the Federal Trade Commission has spent more than a year investigating concerns that Facebook has been using its powerful market position to stifle competition.
China’s ByteDance to Keep Majority TikTok Stake in Oracle Deal Under U.S. Consideration - WSJ
The proposal being reviewed by national-security regulators has China’s ByteDance retaining a majority stake in its TikTok app with Oracle as a technology partner and minority holder in a U.S.-based company.
Oracle Wins Bid For TikTok In U.S., After Microsoft Proposal Rejected - WSJ
Oracle won the bidding for the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app TikTok, a person familiar with the matter said, beating out Microsoft in a deal to salvage a social-media service that has been caught in the middle of a geopolitical standoff.
Highflying Nvidia’s Deal For Arm Signals Loftier Chip Ambition - WSJ
The impending sale of Arm Holdings to Nvidia for $40 billion could have wide-ranging implications for the global semiconductor industry.
Exxon Used To Be America’s Most Valuable Company. What Happened? - WSJ
The oil giant doubled down on oil and gas at what now looks to be the worst possible time. Investors are fleeing and workers are grumbling about the direction of a company some see as out of touch.
Trump Accuser’s Lawsuit Would Likely Collapse if Shifted to Federal Court - WSJ
A Justice Department request to take over the defense of a defamation suit against President Trump would almost certainly bring an end to the case if granted, leaving plaintiff E. Jean Carroll with no way to continue the suit.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Stoked Washington’s Fears About TikTok - WSJ
Mark Zuckerberg emphasized that Chinese internet companies posed a threat as he worked to fend off U.S. regulation of Facebook.
‘Fortnite’ Maker’s Apple Fight Leaves Some Developers Wary - WSJ
The battle between Apple and the creator of “Fortnite” is prompting Microsoft to step in, and could upend business at some makers of videogames, Hollywood productions and virtual-reality simulations.
California Wildfires Grow As Responders Brace For More Blazes - WSJ
Massive wildfires grew in Northern California, as the state braced for more hot and windy conditions that have fueled a devastating week of blazes.
Salesforce, Amgen, Honeywell To Join Dow Jones Industrial Average - WSJ
The three companies are set to replace Exxon, Pfizer and Raytheon in the index, in changes prompted by Apple’s planned four-to-one stock split announced last month.
Postmaster General To Suspend USPS Changes Until After Election - WSJ
Louis DeJoy said the U.S. Postal Service is suspending operational changes, like removing mail processing equipment and collection boxes, until after the election, as the agency tries to reassure Americans that it can handle the anticipated surge in mail-in voting.
Connecticut’s Expanded Mail-In Voting System Is Off To Choppy Start - WSJ
Town clerks across Connecticut are anxiously awaiting a flood of absentee ballots in the final days before Tuesday’s primary election.
U.S. National Security Adviser Says China Targeting 2020 Election - WSJ
National security adviser Robert O’Brien said Chinese hackers were targeting U.S. election infrastructure, but his comments were met with skepticism by other officials familiar with the matter.
Twitter, TikTok Have Held Preliminary Talks About Possible Combination - WSJ
Twitter has had preliminary talks about a potential combination with TikTok, the popular video-sharing app that the Trump administration has declared a national-security threat due to its Chinese ownership, according to people familiar with the matter.
Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price - WSJ
President Trump confirmed Monday he is open to a deal in which Microsoft or another U.S. company buys the video-sharing app TikTok, but he said the government should receive payment for clearing a purchase.
Kodak’s Stock Surge Turned Executive Options Into Huge Potential Payday
A sudden surge in Eastman Kodak Co.’s stock this week has turned a bunch of money-losing executive stock-option grants made in the past two years — including...
Microsoft And Bytedance Put TikTok Talks On Hold After Trump Signals Opposition - WSJ
Microsoft has paused negotiations to buy the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app TikTok after President Trump said late Friday he opposes the deal.
Microsoft Is In Talks To Acquire TikTok, As U.S. Considers Banning The App - WSJ
Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire the U.S. operations of the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, according to people with knowledge of the discussions, in a deal that would be a concession to White House pressure and make the software giant a major player in social media.
Minneapolis Police Identify Man Suspected Of Inciting Violence - WSJ
A judge has granted permission for Minneapolis police to search the phone records of a man they suspect of inciting a string of fires and looting that engulfed the city in the days following the May 25 killing of George Floyd.
CDC Issues Coronavirus Guidelines For Reopening Schools - WSJ
The CDC recommends students social distance and wear masks. It also encouraged schools to keep students and staff in groups that stay apart from other groups. It doesn’t recommend that schools screen students for coronavirus symptoms.
GOP Won’t Seek Payroll-Tax Cut In Coronavirus Relief Package - WSJ
Republicans plan another round of stimulus payments and reduced level of enhanced unemployment aid heading into negotiations with Democrats
Amazon Met With Startups About Investing, Then Launched Competing Products - WSJ
Some companies regret sharing information with the tech giant and its Alexa Fund. ‘We may have been naive in believing they weren’t competitive with us,’ said one executive.
Disney Slashed Ad Spending On Facebook Amid Growing Boycott - WSJ
Walt Disney has dramatically slashed its advertising spending on Facebook, according to people familiar with the situation, the latest setback for the tech giant as it faces a boycott from companies upset with its handling of hate speech and divisive content.
FBI Probes Chinese Exile, Including Work With Former Trump Aide Steve Bannon - WSJ
The FBI is examining exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui and the money used to fund his media efforts in the U.S., including his work with Steve Bannon, a former senior adviser to President Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.
Political Donors Linked to China Won Access to Trump, GOP - WSJ
After the U.S. in 2016 elected a president little known in Beijing, hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions opened doors in Washington for Chinese nationals with high-level ties.
Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive - WSJ
The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users and how it might address the resulting harms, then largely shelved the research.
Trump Claim That Malaria Drugs Treat Coronavirus Sparks Warnings, Shortages - WSJ
Health officials across the world are issuing warnings over the use of antimalarial drugs after President Trump’s comments about treating the coronavirus with them sparked panic-buying and overdoses.
China’s Censorship Helps Spread the Virus - WSJ
Consider the Spanish flu, which killed 50 million in 1918-19 as governments at war suppressed the news.