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Drone Flights Face FAA Hit

online.wsj.com — Highly anticipated federal rules on commercial drones are expected to require operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, below 400 feet and within sight of the person at the controls, according to people familiar with the rule-making process.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @dkberman: If you care about the future of drone technology, you have one choice. Read this story. bit.ly/11pD2XT pic.twitter.com/PDpzpdTmzq

Nov 24, 2014

New FAA drone rules may include pilot license requirement for drone operators. on.wsj.com/15aQPns

Nov 23, 2014

RT @jacknicas: The FAA is planning to propose rules to mandate pilot licenses for drone users & limit flights to under 400ft: http://t.co/A…

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Samsung Considering Shake-Up in Management

online.wsj.com — Samsung Electronics Co. is considering a major leadership shake-up, according to people familiar with the matter, part of an attempt to revive its fortunes after a difficult year that has hurt its profitability, market share and stock price. In one scenario under discussion, co-chief executive and mobile head J.K.
Nov 24, 2014

Samsung sold 12m Galaxy S5 v 16m S4 in first three months; 40% less than forecast. Only sold more than S4 in US - WSJ online.wsj.com/articles/samsu…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @gonzohk: The men at the top of Samsung Electronics, which is considering a management shake-up on.wsj.com/15aayU0 via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/Sycxe83oIx

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Control of Syrian Oil Fuels War Between Kurds and Islamic State

online.wsj.com — AL-YAROUBIYAH, Syria-Plumes of black smoke billow on the horizon of this border town in northeast Syria, a thumb-shaped corner of the country that pokes into neighboring Turkey and Iraq. The smoke isn't from war, but it rises from the deadly fight over resources between Islamic State and Kurdish fighters.
Nov 24, 2014

Control of Syrian oil fuels war between Kurds and Islamic State. @Samdagher goes into Syria to report. on.wsj.com/1xSiq8A via @WSJ

Nov 24, 2014

Control of Syrian oil fuels a war between the Islamic State and the Kurds: online.wsj.com/articles/contr… (by @samdagher)

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Nov 23, 2014

RT @dkberman: Huge drone news: New FAA rules likely to require drone users be licensed pilots, fly drones lower than 400 feet. bit.ly/11pD2XT

Nov 23, 2014

If you care about the future of drone technology, you have one choice. Read this story. bit.ly/11pD2XT pic.twitter.com/PDpzpdTmzq

Nov 23, 2014

RT @dkberman: Huge drone news: New FAA rules likely to require drone users be licensed pilots, fly drones lower than 400 feet. bit.ly/11pD2XT

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Loan ‘Guarantee Chains’ in China Prove Flimsy

online.wsj.com — JIANGYIN, China-When Chen Xuezhong ran away from his bankrupt fabric company last year, the troubles cascaded through a diverse group of local firms in this mill town. A machinery maker, a paper producer, a manufacturer of faux-wood flooring and a textile maker all had one thing in common: They had promised, in the event of default, to repay the loans Mr. Chen and his company, Jiangyin Xueyuan Textile Co., had borrowed.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @TomWrightAsia: Chinese cos have been backing other cos' loans. @dinnymcmahon explains the dangers: on.wsj.com/1xRg6P6

Nov 23, 2014

Chinese cos have been backing other cos' loans. @dinnymcmahon explains the dangers: on.wsj.com/1xRg6P6

Nov 23, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: Why Chinese shadow banking could wreak havoc on their economy: on.wsj.com/1xRg6P6 This sounds very troubling. pic.twitter.com/522MOdFrUb

Nov 23, 2014

The guarantee is only as good as the guarantor. It proved true in financial crisis, and true again now in China on.wsj.com/1xRg6P6

Nov 23, 2014

Loan guarantees in China proving flimsy. Reminds me of monoline bond insurers in West pre-2007. online.wsj.com/articles/loan-…

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Drone Flights Face FAA Hit

online.wsj.com — Highly anticipated federal rules on commercial drones are expected to require operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, below 400 feet and within sight of the person at the controls, according to people familiar with the rule-making process.
Nov 23, 2014

US drone regs debate heating up via @jacknicas on.wsj.com/15bah3r and in dockets like these 1.usa.gov/15b9Xld and in

Nov 23, 2014

WSJ: FAA to propose requiring that commercial drone operators have pilot certificate online.wsj.com/news/article_e…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @ethanklapper: The FAA, in its forthcoming drone regulation proposal, wants you to know how to fly a plane before flying a drone on.wsj.com/1xS397Q

Nov 23, 2014

RT @ethanklapper: The FAA, in its forthcoming drone regulation proposal, wants you to know how to fly a plane before flying a drone on.wsj.com/1xS397Q

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In China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic Slowdown

online.wsj.com — JIXI, China-In this city of 1.8 million people near the Russian border, hulking factories are collecting dust, and restaurants sit empty in a landscape of half-completed building projects, idled cranes and closed businesses.
Nov 23, 2014

Despite billions poured into stimulus, the Chinese coal hub of Jixi is barely getting by on.wsj.com/1xRnzxV pic.twitter.com/8lzMlu7jmV

Nov 23, 2014

RT @JMSchles: Fiscal stimulus hits great wall in China: "Sluggishness has dragged on despite $50 billion, 65 stimulus projects." on.wsj.com/1yJzQBq

Nov 23, 2014

Despite billions poured into stimulus projects, the Chinese coal hub of Jixi is barely getting by. on.wsj.com/1xRnzxV

Nov 23, 2014

RT @bobdavis187: A look at China's slowest growing city. Stimulus ain't doing much. @markmagnier. on.wsj.com/1xRnzxV via @WSJ

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Budweiser Ditches the Clydesdales for Jay-Z

online.wsj.com — GREENSBORO, N.C.-The wall behind the bar at Jake's Billiards has 69 taps offering beer choices that range from California's Lagunitas Fusion 22 to Natty Greene's Buckshot, which is brewed across town. The last tap in the long row belongs to Budweiser, and it is about to be removed.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: Jay Z. Food festivals. Here's a look at how Budweiser hopes to win over young drinkers: on.wsj.com/15cixjI pic.twitter.com/hrwVrAyVXm

Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: Jay-Z. Food festivals. Here's a look at how Budweiser hopes to win over young drinkers: on.wsj.com/1uZTxUZ pic.twitter.com/ZAKOtoPe76

Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: Jay-Z. Food festivals. Here's a look at how Budweiser hopes to win over young drinkers: on.wsj.com/1uZTxUZ pic.twitter.com/ZAKOtoPe76

Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: Jay-Z. Food festivals. Here's a look at how Budweiser hopes to win over young drinkers: on.wsj.com/1uZTxUZ pic.twitter.com/ZAKOtoPe76

Nov 23, 2014

RT @bristei: In what could be seismic shift, @WSJ reports Budweiser about to tout itself as niche youth brand not universal sudser on.wsj.com/1FhjlAs

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Is the U.K. Heading for a Grand Coalition?

online.wsj.com — British attitudes toward the European Union have long been shaped by a strong sense of British exceptionalism. The U.K. sees itself as an island nation that has often stood outside the currents that have swept the rest of the Continent.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @Simon_Nixon: The Europeanisation of UK politics - UKIP's success explodes the myth of British exceptionalism. My latest. on.wsj.com/1xRl8eC

Nov 24, 2014

The Europeanisation of UK politics - UKIP's success explodes the myth of British exceptionalism. My latest. on.wsj.com/1xRl8eC

Katy Perry to Headline NFL Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

blogs.wsj.com — After months of speculation, the NFL announced on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" telecast Sunday night that Katy Perry would perform at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, Arizona, on February 1. Along with it, NFL launched a teaser spot (above), where Perry takes viewers into her "halftime show testing facility" - which involves edible glitter, unicorns, and fire-breathing sharks.

In Social-Media Era, When Is Free Speech Illegal?

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-A case before the Supreme Court over threats made on Facebook is highlighting long-standing tension between law enforcement and free-speech advocates over when threatening speech crosses a line and breaks the law. The appeal, up for arguments on Dec.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Heads Into Election With Wide Lead

online.wsj.com — TOKYO-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading into a national election campaign with a wide lead despite shrinking popular support for his economic policies, dubbed "Abenomics," polls by Japanese newspapers showed Monday. More than a third of people surveyed answered that they would vote for Mr. Abe's governing Liberal Democratic Party in the election scheduled for Dec.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJAsia: Japan's Abe heads into election with wide lead despite shrinking popular support for Abenomics on.wsj.com/1yKs36r pic.twitter.com/RrHo7w11Ox

Nov 24, 2014

Yet 51% disapprove of Abe's econ mgt. RT @TomWrightAsia: Abe has wide lead ahead of Japanese elections: on.wsj.com/1FhY7T9

Nov 24, 2014

RT @EvelynRusli: 1-yr-old Yak raises $62 m, now valued in the hundreds of millions,earlier this year it was val. at ~ $10m -wowza m.wsj.com/articles/year-…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @EvelynRusli: 1-yr-old Yak raises $62 m, now valued in the hundreds of millions,earlier this year it was val. at ~ $10m -wowza m.wsj.com/articles/year-…

Nov 24, 2014

1-yr-old Yak raises $62 m, now valued in the hundreds of millions,earlier this year it was val. at ~ $10m -wowza m.wsj.com/articles/year-…

What Big Economies Got Right, or Wrong, After Crisis

online.wsj.com — The divergent policy paths taken by the world's advanced economies provide lessons for global leaders navigating difficult post-crisis environments. The U.S. and U.K. appear to have gotten something right, while the eurozone and Japan have fumbled. Unemployment rates after the crisis peaked at 10% in the U.S.
Nov 23, 2014

“Weak banks don’t lend, highly indebted consumers don’t spend, and businesses with poor prospects don’t invest.” on.wsj.com/15anJ7u

Asian Stocks Surge After Chinese Rate Cut

online.wsj.com — Stocks across Asia surged higher Monday after Beijing surprised with an interest-rate cut late last week, with Hong Kong leading the region on renewed hopes of faster growth in the region's biggest economy. Hong Kong's benchmark index, made up mostly of mainland stocks, soared 2%, while the Shanghai Composite Index opened up 0.8%.
Nov 24, 2014

Lots of green today for Asia stocks following China rate cut. on.wsj.com/1HCRZXG

Nov 23, 2014

RT @gregorhunter: Asian stocks surge after China cuts interest rates. Property, energy stocks lead gains in HK. online.wsj.com/articles/asian… pic.twitter.com/lUfPOZAP5i

Nov 23, 2014

Asian stocks surge after China cuts interest rates. Property, energy stocks lead gains in HK. online.wsj.com/articles/asian… pic.twitter.com/lUfPOZAP5i

Nov 23, 2014

Hong Kong stocks up 1.9%, Shanghai up 1.2%, after Beijing's surprise interest-rate cut late last week. on.wsj.com/1xS2umX

U.S. Favors Extension to Reach Iran Nuclear Accord

online.wsj.com — VIENNA-Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, will arrive in Vienna Sunday night to take part in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, and China's foreign minister will follow Monday morning, according to a senior Western official in Vienna. Tehran and global powers are facing a Monday night deadline to complete an agreement that...
Nov 23, 2014

RT @Doranimated: The point all along: US officials argue that preserving improved relations w/Tehran is preferable to a breakdown | on.wsj.com/1xQekht

Nov 23, 2014

Big question for WH: what can it achieve in few additional months of #IranTalks that it couldn’t achieve in a year? on.wsj.com/1xQekht

Nov 23, 2014

RT @laurnorman: Our final story for night, headed into final day of what was supposed 2 be the final #Irantalks round. W/ @WSJSolomon online.wsj.com/articles/russi…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @laurnorman: Our final story for night, headed into final day of what was supposed 2 be the final #Irantalks round. W/ @WSJSolomon online.wsj.com/articles/russi…

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Tarun Tejpal’s Invite to Times of India Litfest Withdrawn

blogs.wsj.com — The Times of India on Monday withdrew its invitation to Tarun Tejpal to appear at its literature festival after facing criticism on social media for asking the former editor who is charged with sexual assault to feature on a panel.

AMAs 2014: Watch Waka Flocka Flame’s Bizarre Commercial for Pine Bros

blogs.wsj.com — One of the best moments of the 2014 American Music Awards came during a commercial break, when rapper Waka Flocka Flame appeared on screen around a puff of smoke. The commercial was for Pine Bros throat drops.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Leaves Rebel-Held Area of Ukraine

online.wsj.com — MOSCOW-A train carrying the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 left a separatist-controlled area of Eastern Ukraine on Sunday bound for the government-controlled city of Kharkiv, Interfax reported.