Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media

An executive order President Trump signed Thursday would seek to limit the broad legal protection that federal law provides to social-media and other online platforms. | Continue reading


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Miss Your Office? Some Companies Are Building Virtual Replicas

Some companies and their employees don’t want to leave everything about the office behind and are replicating their offices in “SimCity”-like simulations online. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 8 hours ago

House Cancels Vote to Renew Surveillance Powers After Trump Threatened Veto

The House of Representatives scrapped a planned vote Thursday on major national security legislation to renew a set of expired domestic surveillance powers after passage appeared uncertain following a veto threat by President Trump. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 9 hours ago

Apple Lands Martin Scorsese Movie Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro

Apple has nabbed director Martin Scorsese's next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, according to people familiar with the matter. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 10 hours ago

Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox

Amazon is in advanced talks to buy Zoox, a move that would expand its reach in autonomous-vehicle technology, people familiar with the matter say. | Continue reading


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Facebook Knows It Encourages Division. Top Executives Nixed Solutions.

The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users and how it might address the resulting harms, then largely shelved the research. | Continue reading


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Facebook Knows It Encourages Division. Top Executives Nixed Solutions

The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users and how it might address the resulting harms, then largely shelved the research. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 2 days ago

Wuhan Tests Nine Million People for Coronavirus in 10 Days

The Chinese city at the initial center of the pandemic said it had collected coronavirus swab tests from more than nine million people over the past 10 days, an ambitious response to the re-emergence of a handful of fresh cases this month. | Continue reading


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Tesla’s Production Restart Could Ease Path to Inclusion in S&P 500 Index

A surprise second-quarter profit could qualify Elon Musk’s car company for its addition to a key investor benchmark. | Continue reading


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To Avoid Coronavirus Risks, These People Live Where They Work

Some employers, including utility National Grid, are sequestering workers on their premises to keep critical operations running and limit the risk of infection from the new coronavirus. | Continue reading


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SmileDirectClub Sues NBC over News Report, Seeking $2.85B

The teledentistry company is seeking damages for what it alleges were defamatory reports by Comcast’s NBCUniversal about the company’s treatment methods. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 2 days ago

Businesses Expected to Lean on Automation for Recovery

Companies are expected to ramp up automation in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak as employers seek to cut costs and boost productivity, industry analysts say. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 4 days ago

Does Bilingualism Make You Smarter?

New research suggests that speaking a second language doesn’t affect overall intelligence, upending the conventional wisdom. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Stan Lee, the Astonishing Mr. Marvel

Stan Lee was, in some ways, Walt Disney’s successor, an avuncular public figure co-creating and promoting an empire of marvelous characters who would eventually generate billions of dollars in revenue. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Readies First Astronaut Launch by Private Firm

With the scheduled launch of two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, Space Exploration Technologies aims to propel the U.S. into a historic new era of commercially led space exploration. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Trump Considers Forming Panel to Review Complaints of Online Bias

The president is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media, a move that would likely draw pushback from tech companies. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Trump Administration Expected to Limit Work Program for Foreign Graduates

The White House is set to curb a popular program that lets international students work in the U.S. after graduating, in an effort to reserve more jobs for Americans. Business groups say the move would harm their growth. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Not Even a Pandemic Can Slow Down the Biggest Tech Giants

The only thing better than being essential to the global economy during a crisis? Having the cash to continue to out-innovate your suddenly impoverished competitors. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Hospitals, nursing homes seek more liability shields

Hospitals and nursing homes are pushing for more protection against patient lawsuits amid the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to add to shields that have already been enacted by more than 30 states. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Trump Considers Forming Panel to Review Complaints of Online Bias

The president is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media, a move that would likely draw pushback from tech companies. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

A $350k-a-Month Mansion to Ride Out the Pandemic

Developer Ardie Tavangarian is betting on wealthy renters coming from densely populated cities. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 5 days ago

Argentina defaulted on sovereign debt for the ninth time in its history

The Latin American country defaulted on sovereign debt for the ninth time in its history, as it grapples with a new cycle of economic contraction, runaway inflation and a hard-currency squeeze exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

The Germs That Transformed History (Jared Diamond)

For eons, epidemics have caused mass deaths and social upheaval, with far-reaching effects on politics, trade, migration, colonization and conquest | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

Why Office Buildings Should Run Like Spaceships

A flood of new sensors and data suggests the route to fitter, happier, more-productive workers is micromanaging our office environments as if we’re all on a long-haul flight to Mars. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

China to Allow State-Security Agents to Police Hong Kong

Beijing plans to allow mainland state-security agencies to establish an official presence in the city, a senior Chinese official said Friday, adding to concerns about Hong Kong’s diminishing autonomy as Beijing steps up its efforts to rein in the protest-torn city. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

Breathing habits are related to physical and mental health

How we inhale and exhale has profound effects on our health—and not just during a crisis like the pandemic. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

Cfius orders breakup of US exoskeleton firm’s venture with Chinese investors

A U.S. national security panel has ordered the breakup of a joint venture formed between Chinese investors and a California firm that makes exoskeletons. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

HBO Max Is Hollywood's Newest Streaming Upstart. Can It Become a Star?

The new entertainment service from WarnerMedia will have to overcome a global pandemic, entrenched rivals and the absence of a highly anticipated ‘Friends’ reunion | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

Wall Street Bets Virus Meltdown Gives Landlords a Chance to Grow

Investors are flocking to America’s mega landlords, drawn by signs the companies owning huge pools of rental houses are weathering the economic shutdown far better than feared. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

Nasdaq Moves to Delist China’s Luckin Coffee

Luckin, an upstart rival to Starbucks in China, said in a regulatory filing that it received a written notice from the exchange’s listing qualification staff, who have determined that its shares should be delisted. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

Large Tech Companies Prepare for Acquisition Spree

After pushing the pause button during the coronavirus pandemic, big enterprise-technology companies later this year are expected to go on a shopping spree for smaller tech firms, industry analysts say. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 6 days ago

University of California Will Stop Using Sat, Act

voted on Thursday to stop using the SAT and ACT college admissions exams, dealing a significant blow to the multibillion-dollar college admission testing industry. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 7 days ago

Facebook to Shift Permanently Toward More Remote Work After Coronavirus

The social-media giant plans to become a substantially remote workforce over the next decade, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, as it moves to embrace the dispersed structure made necessary by the pandemic. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 7 days ago

AT&T Told to Stop Using '5G Evolution' in Marketing

AT&T will stop using the slogans “5G Evolution” and “5G Evolution, The First Step to 5G” in its marketing after losing an appeal with a self-regulatory group, but suggested that it will continue to display “5GE” icons on customers’ phones. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 7 days ago

Is That a Rooster on My Customer-Support Call? Yes, Blame Coronavirus

When overseas call-center employees have to work from home, neighborhood animals chime in; “the crowing was so close.” | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 7 days ago

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, in Connection with Ghosn Escape from Japan

U.S. arrests former Green Beret and son in connection with former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan to avoid a corruption trial. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 8 days ago

U.S. Birthrates Fall to Record Low

American women had babies at record-low rates last year and pushed U.S. births down to their smallest total in 35 years. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 8 days ago

‘Bezonomics’ Review: Spinning the Flywheel

How Amazon and its ‘one in a billion’ chief executive, through various ventures, envelop customers in the company’s ecosystem. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 8 days ago

WFH

Tech companies were among the first to send employees home when the coronavirus outbreak paralyzed the U.S. in March. Two months later, some firms say the changes will have lasting impact on how their industry works and recruits. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 9 days ago

Elon Must Is Our New ACLU

The most sweeping restrictions on liberty ever seen deserve to be legally scrutinized. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 9 days ago

Uber Cuts 3000 More Jobs, Closes 45 Offices

Uber is reducing staff, closing more than three dozen offices and re-evaluating big bets in areas ranging from freight to self-driving technology, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an email to employees. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 10 days ago

Big consulting firms push back start dates for new hires

Some of the largest consulting firms, including McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group, are pushing back start dates for their newest hires. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 10 days ago

SoftBank Posts $9B Loss for Year, Hit by Poor Tech Investments

SoftBank recorded a net loss of $9 billion for the fiscal year ended in March, the worst results in its nearly four-decade history, as huge losses at its $100 billion Vision Fund and other investments threw into question its aggressive strategy of funding technology startups. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 10 days ago

SoftBank in Talks to Sell T-Mobile Shares to Deutsche Telekom

SoftBank is in talks to sell a significant portion of its T-Mobile US stake to controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom as the Japanese technology conglomerate scrambles to raise funds. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 10 days ago

Old Vaccine Gets New Look in Tests for Coronavirus Protection

Trials have begun on what researchers say could be a stopgap vaccination against the new coronavirus, testing the century-old tuberculosis vaccine known as BCG. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 10 days ago

Corporate America’s Most Underrated Innovation Strategy

We often celebrate startups as beacons of innovation. But a sprawling old conglomerate from Minnesota has a lot to teach the new kids. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 10 days ago

Army Deploys Videogames to Reach Recruits Amid Pandemic

Army recruiters, forced to adapt to the restrictions brought on by the new coronavirus, are turning to videogame tournaments to reach prospective soldiers. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 11 days ago

Why You’re Going to See More Animation (Thanks, Pandemic)

As traditional TV production struggles, the medium has steamed ahead, in some cases saving fall lineups or enhancing live-action episodes. | Continue reading


@wsj.com | 11 days ago