Phones Are Putting an End to Password123

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:15am
Technologists are working hard to find alternatives to pesky computer passwords. Aiming to strike a balance between security and ease of use, big tech firms are turning to the smartphone as a replacement for passwords and other identification.
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The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:09pm
Arizona’s economy took a hit when many illegal immigrants left for Mexico, but there were more jobs and higher wages for some low-skilled workers.
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University of Phoenix Parent Apollo Education to Be Taken Private

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:10pm
Apollo Education, which operates the for-profit University of Phoenix, agreed to be taken private by a group of investors in a $1.1 billion deal.
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Legal Fees Cross New Mark: $1,500 an Hour

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:03pm
Partners at some of the top U.S. law firms are approaching—and sometimes surpassing—the watershed billing rate of $1,500 an hour, making the $1,000-an-hour legal fees that once seemed so steep look quaint by comparison.
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Chesapeake Woes Rattle Pipeline Partners

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:44pm
Chesapeake, Williams and Energy Transfer pulled each other into a spiraling stock plunge that illustrates how one distressed shale producer can threaten its business partners.
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Fox Pares Profit Outlook

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:40pm
21st Century Fox lowered its fiscal-year earnings guidance, citing a disappointing film slate and a greater-than-expected hit from foreign currency fluctuations.
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Total Starts North Sea Gas Project Despite Low Oil Prices

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:34pm
One of the last big North Sea projects sanctioned under high oil prices has begun pumping natural gas, highlighting an unexpected boom in U.K. energy production that analysts say is unsustainable.
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Mexican President Names New Head of State Oil Company

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:58pm
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday replaced the chief executive of Petróleos Mexicanos, shuffling the management of the state oil company as it struggles with the fallout from the plunge in global oil prices.
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Google CEO Gets Equity Award of $199 Million

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:31pm
Alphabet Inc. granted Sundar Pichai, chief executive of the company’s main Google business, an equity award valued at $199 million, making him one of the world’s highest-paid executives.
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Fed Called Out on Lack of Diversity

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:14pm
A critic of the Federal Reserve released a new report pointing out that the central bank’s leadership is predominantly white, male and drawn from the banking community.
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Yelp Posts Results Early; CFO to Step Down

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:51pm
Yelp said its chief financial officer was leaving as it reported another quarterly loss, driven by higher spending.
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French Regulator Alleges Facebook Violates Privacy Laws

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:49pm
France’s data-protection regulator late Monday threatened to fine Facebook Inc. if it doesn’t change how it handles data about its users and others on the Internet.
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Anglo American CEO Sees Long Commodities Winter

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:44pm
Anglo American Chief Executive Mark Cutifani said this year is set to be even more difficult for mining companies and commodity markets than 2015.
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India's Regulator Bans Facebook's Free Basics Service

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:53pm
India’s telecommunications regulator issued rules requiring companies to charge the same price for access to any website.
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Super Bowl Ads Bring Lighter Tone

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:27pm
Super Bowl ads had a lighter tone this year, a marked departure from 2015 when experts said too many companies aired overly emotional or heavy spots.
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Cruise Ship in Atlantic Storm to Return to New Jersey Port

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:59pm
A Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise ship headed to Florida that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday will turn around and return to Cape Liberty, N.J., the company said Monday.
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Telecom Firms Put Surplus Properties Up for Sale

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:40pm
Ma Bell’s old switching centers and phone companies’ data center warehouses are on the auction block as telephone companies downsize for more modern wireless services.
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What to Do With Abandoned Suburban Offices?

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:54pm
U.S. companies are pulling their headquarters out of suburban campuses and moving to downtown high-rises, giving cities an economic jolt. But figuring out what to do with the offices left behind is a quandary for civic leaders and landlords.
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Big Companies Pull Back After Rough Quarter

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:54pm
After a tough end to 2015, big companies are starting the new year with a tight rein on capital spending, and in some cases layoffs, seeking to cope with sluggish industrial demand and uncertainties about the American consumer.
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'Star Wars' Is the Force Behind Strong Hasbro Sales

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:53pm
Hasbro reported strong revenue during the holiday period, helped by a surge in demand for lightsabers, action figures and other toys tied to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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