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For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline

online.wsj.com — A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there's a good chance they will end up in police custody.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @coracurrier: 260,000 students reported to law enforcement by schools in 2012. 92,000 school-related arrests. online.wsj.com/articles/for-m…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mikemillerwsj: For more teens, arrests by police replace school discipline. Very powerful, unsettling story. on.wsj.com/1s0eWIM via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

For more teens, arrests by police replace school discipline. Very powerful, unsettling story. on.wsj.com/1s0eWIM via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

Too much perfume, science lab mishap, swiping chicken nuggets -- all got teens labeled criminals. Important story on.wsj.com/1s0eWIM

Oct 21, 2014

A teen ticketed for wearing too much perfume. A 12 year old jailed for a scuffle in a middle school hallway. What?: on.wsj.com/1wmucUK

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New York Fed Faulted in ‘London Whale’ Case

online.wsj.com — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York failed to examine J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s investment unit ahead of the bank's 2012 "London Whale" trading debacle, despite a recommendation from other Fed supervisors that they look at the unit involved in the trades, according to a new report.
Oct 21, 2014

Could the New York Fed have stopped JPMorgan's London Whale? on.wsj.com/1wlWPkJ @WSJMarkets

Oct 21, 2014

A Fed OIG report faults the New York Fed's actions ahead of J.P. Morgan's "London Whale" debacle on.wsj.com/1wlWPkJ

Oct 21, 2014

Beached Whale: More trouble for NY Fed oversight operations in wake of JP Morgan trading woes. on.wsj.com/1wlWPkJ via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJmarkets: The NY Fed didn't investigate a JP Morgan unit ahead of the "London Whale" even after Fed supervisors asked it to: on.wsj.com/1wlWPkJ

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U.S. to Require Passengers From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Fly Into 5 Airports

online.wsj.com — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced new Ebola travel restrictions that included making all travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea fly into one of five airports with enhanced screening.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @pdacosta: U.S. to require passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to fly into 5 airports on.wsj.com/1oqpIxh by @kristinapet

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. to require passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to fly into 5 airports on.wsj.com/1oqpIxh by @kristinapet

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. to require passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to fly into 5 airports with enhanced screening: on.wsj.com/1wml4iU via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJ: U.S. to require passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to fly into 5 airports with enhanced screening: on.wsj.com/1wml4iU

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Scion Moves Into Spotlight on Global M&A Stage

online.wsj.com — Jho Low, the scion of a wealthy Asian family, used to generate headlines for his lavish partying with the likes of Paris Hilton. Now, he is more likely to draw attention for his deal making. Jynwel Capital, the Low family's investment vehicle, on Monday emailed a letter to Adidas AG's board offering to buy fitness brand Reebok, according to people familiar with the matter.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @maureenmfarrell: Reebok bidder, once known for wild parties with Paris Hilton, seeks to be global deal maker. The story of Jho Low: on.wsj.com/1oqPXnm

Oct 21, 2014

Reebok bidder, once known for wild parties with Paris Hilton, seeks to be global deal maker. The story of Jho Low: on.wsj.com/1oqPXnm

Oct 21, 2014

He used to party w/ Paris Hilton, now he's trying to buy Reebok. @maureenmfarrell on Jho Low of Jynwel Capital: on.wsj.com/1rpRfJP

Oct 21, 2014

Before his pursuit of Reebok, Jho Low's adventures away from business generated more attention than his deal making on.wsj.com/1oqPXnm

Oct 21, 2014

RT @germanotes: Meet the leader of the Reebok bid: scion of a wealthy Asian family who parties w/ Paris Hilton: on.wsj.com/1oqPXnm via @maureenmfarrell

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McDonald’s Profit Falls 30% on U.S., China Woes

online.wsj.com — McDonald's Corp. said its third-quarter earnings fell a worse-than-expected 30% as the fast-food giant continues to struggle in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Oct 21, 2014

Coca-Cola and McDonald's are struggling to expand amid dwindling demand for their products online.wsj.com/articles/mcdon… pic.twitter.com/1L2ujoHnXe

Oct 21, 2014

RT @amacker: In other news, people are drinking less Coke and eating less McDonalds. on.wsj.com/1pwL9rt pic.twitter.com/vMQkaMQxe7

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Google Leads $542 Million Deal in Secretive Startup Magic Leap

blogs.wsj.com — Google Inc. is hedging its bets as it prepares for a future when our laptops and smartphones will be antiquated technology.In one of the largest venture-capital deals on record, the tech giant and a slew of well-heeled firms are investing $542 million in Magic Leap Inc., a secretive visual-display company near Miami.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ScottMAustin: Magic Leap is the 5th largest U.S. venture-capital deal ever, says VentureSource. on.wsj.com/ZE644U pic.twitter.com/HyLTJrhdQk

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ScottMAustin: Magic Leap is the 5th largest U.S. venture-capital deal ever, says VentureSource. on.wsj.com/ZE644U pic.twitter.com/HyLTJrhdQk

Oct 21, 2014

Magic Leap is the 5th largest U.S. venture-capital deal ever, says VentureSource. on.wsj.com/ZE644U pic.twitter.com/HyLTJrhdQk

Oct 21, 2014

A secretive augmented reality startup gets $542 million in venture funding: blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @EvelynRusli: $goog investment in Magic Leap values co. at abt just below $2b, accd to sources, huge round at series b-- blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

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Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French Oil Giant Total, Dies in Plane Crash

online.wsj.com — PARIS-French oil company Total SA said Chairman and Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie died Monday in a plane crash at a Russian airport. The French executive, who enjoyed close relations with numerous world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, was 63 years old. Mr. de Margerie and the three crew members on board were...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJ: Known as 'Big Mustache,' the CEO of Total died in a jet crash during takeoff at Moscow airport on.wsj.com/1vGS72V pic.twitter.com/uQgJdrfjhD

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJ: Known as 'Big Mustache,' the CEO of Total died in a jet crash during takeoff at Moscow airport on.wsj.com/1vGS72V pic.twitter.com/uQgJdrfjhD

Oct 21, 2014

Christophe de Margerie aka "Big Mustache" CEO of French oil giant Total, dies in Moscow plane crash on.wsj.com/1wl4LTn via @WSJ

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Unemployment Rate Below 5% in 15 States

blogs.wsj.com — The unemployment rate stood below the 5% line in 15 states in September, signaling a return to healthier labor-market conditions in a growing swath of the country. Colorado became the latest state to break the barrier, with its unemployment rate falling to 4.7% last month from 5.1% in August, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @NKingofDC: Jobless rate is below 5% in 15 states, including the fairest of them all, Colorado. on.wsj.com/1wm79JJ @WSJecon pic.twitter.com/KsQp7MhF2s

Oct 21, 2014

Jobless rate is below 5% in 15 states, including the fairest of them all, Colorado. on.wsj.com/1wm79JJ @WSJecon pic.twitter.com/KsQp7MhF2s

Oct 21, 2014

RT: “@WSJecon: The unemployment rate is below 5% in 15 states. Where does your state stand? on.wsj.com/1wm79JJ pic.twitter.com/7WVv7z8DX8

Oct 21, 2014

The unemployment rate is below 5% in 15 states. Where does your state stand? on.wsj.com/1wm79JJ

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Retina iMac Review: The Screen That Makes Desktops Relevant Again

online.wsj.com — I love using a desktop computer to write, surf and create, but I've had a nagging suspicion that they're going away. Who needs a desktop in a world with laptops, tablets and even phones that are just as capable? Last week Apple introduced a new kind of desktop iMac that changed my mind.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @geoffreyfowler: The new Retina iMac is the screen that makes desktops relevant again. My @wsj review: on.wsj.com/1uA9T3q pic.twitter.com/poKi8lbxty

Oct 21, 2014

`Priced at $2,500 and up, you don’t need this new iMac... But oh boy will you want one' on.wsj.com/ZMIfYN pic.twitter.com/ABomg2QTOa

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GT Advanced ‘On the Cusp’ of Settlement With Apple

blogs.wsj.com — GT Advanced Technologies has, for the third time, asked a court to push back the deadline for Apple Inc. to state its case for keeping secret the causes of GT Advanced's bankruptcy.
Oct 21, 2014

Mysterious bankruptcy case involving NH-based display maker GT Advanced Technologies & Apple: blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/201… (via @sanatpatel)

Oct 21, 2014

Which will no doubt be sealed — GT Advanced ‘On the Cusp’ of Settlement With Apple blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/201… $GTAT

Oct 21, 2014

GT Advanced Is ‘On the Cusp’ of a Settlement With Apple murph.me/1yfuJsC @wsj

Oct 21, 2014

Bankrupt GT Advanced says its on the cusp of a settlement with Apple. on.wsj.com/1FwNr3Q via @WSJBankruptcy

Oct 21, 2014

RT @djtgallagher: GT Advanced near settlement with Apple on disclosing what went wrong at sapphire maker. $GTATQ $AAPL on.wsj.com/1FwNr3Q via @WSJ

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The Pros and Cons of a Yahoo Deal For Video Tech Company BrightRoll

blogs.wsj.com — When Yahoo reports third quarter earnings today, the company is expected to provide details on how it is evaluating potential acquisitions it could make using the haul of cash from the Alibaba IPO. Many in the ad world have been speculating about which companies make for good Yahoo targets.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @karaswisher: Good rundown by @digitalshields on @techcrunch news: The Pros & Cons of Yahoo Deal For Video Tech Company BrightRoll http:…

Oct 21, 2014

Good rundown by @digitalshields on @techcrunch news: The Pros & Cons of Yahoo Deal For Video Tech Company BrightRoll blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/10/21…

Oct 21, 2014

Good rundown of why Yahoo should and shouldn't buy video ad tech firm BrightRoll by @digitalshields blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 21, 2014

One of the pros of a Yahoo deal for BrightRoll: BrightRoll is already bringing in revenue. Huzzah! $YHOO on.wsj.com/ZEZ8V9

Oct 21, 2014

The Pros and Cons of a Yahoo Deal For Video Tech Company BrightRoll murph.me/1ta2oDN @wsj

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Ohio’s Gov. Kasich Clarifies: I Still Oppose Obamacare

blogs.wsj.com — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich moved quickly to deny a report that quoted him saying repeal of the Affordable Care Act was "not gonna happen," saying that he had been talking instead solely about the health law's expansion of Medicaid, which he has opted to do in his state.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @DanHenninger: John Kasich: “I don’t see how supporting Medicaid is the same as supporting Obamacare.” blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/…

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Apple’s iCloud Service Under Attack in Mainland China

Oct 21, 2014

Invest in flash drive makers: Apple’s iCloud service under attack in mainland China $AAPL stks.co/f1CEc via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

Apple says aware of "intermittent organized network attacks” on iCloud. Doesn't mention China on.wsj.com/1pwOZAH via @WSJD

Oct 21, 2014

Apple’s iCloud service under attack in mainland China on.wsj.com/1pwOZAH via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJD: Apple’s iCloud service is under attack in mainland China. "It’s evident that it’s quite massive," one analyst said. on.wsj.com/1pwOZAH

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Spanish Nursing Aide Declared Cured of Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

RT @JENeumann: Spanish nursing aide infected with Ebola declared free of virus on.wsj.com/ZMETFe via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

Spanish nursing aide infected with Ebola declared free of virus on.wsj.com/ZMETFe via @WSJ

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Yes, Market Volatility Is a Job-Killer

blogs.wsj.com — Last week's financial market volatility could cost the U.S. around 8,000 jobs, according to a rough estimate published Tuesday by Renaissance Macro Research. Neil Dutta, the firm's head of economics, calculated the figure by relying on an analysis of global market volatility and labor markets published last month by Andrew Foerster at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City .

Russian Investigators Blame Air Crash on Negligence, Drunkenness

online.wsj.com — MOSCOW-The plane that crashed in Moscow late Monday killing Total SA's chief executive and three crew members hit a snow-removal vehicle whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. The jet carrying Christophe de Margerie was taking off at Moscow's Vnukovo airport just before midnight local time when it grazed the vehicle, caught...
Oct 21, 2014

Investigators say intoxicated snowplow driver caused Total CEO air crash; his lawyer says he doesn't-and didn't-drink on.wsj.com/1pwvA2N

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJ: Russian investigators have released this image of the plane crash which killed Total's CEO: on.wsj.com/1t9OoKg pic.twitter.com/r0nJHMEew8

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJeurope: Russian investigators have released this image of the plane crash which killed Total's CEO on.wsj.com/1vI8igo pic.twitter.com/uUA6eNhTJm

Oct 21, 2014

Opening criminal probe, Russian officials say drunk driver caused airplane crash that killed Total CEO. on.wsj.com/1pwvA2N

Oct 21, 2014

BEA: investigators, Dassault and Unijet reps enroute to assist probe of Falcon 50 crash that killed Total CEO online.wsj.com/articles/russi…

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Third Point Wants Amgen to Explore Separation

online.wsj.com — Activist investor Dan Loeb revealed his Third Point LLC has built a stake in biotechnology company Amgen Inc. and is calling on the company to explore breaking into two separate businesses, according to a letter he sent to Third Point's investors, a common refrain among activists lately.
Oct 21, 2014

Activist investor Loeb proposes splitting up Amgen: on.wsj.com/ZMQhRA by @DaveCBenoit & @ChungJuliet Bernstein's Porges idea in June.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DaveCBenoit: Oh, and George Clooney can chill out: Loeb exits attempt to split Sony. on.wsj.com/ZMQhRA

Oct 21, 2014

Oh, and George Clooney can chill out: Loeb exits attempt to split Sony. on.wsj.com/ZMQhRA

Oct 21, 2014

Dan Loeb wants to break up Amgen, latest $100bln company to be pushed to split. on.wsj.com/ZMQhRA

Three U.S. Agencies Approve Relaxed Mortgage-Lending Rules

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Three federal agencies approved long-delayed U.S. mortgage market standards Tuesday, completing a less onerous rule than regulators originally proposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: Dodd-Frank asked 6 regulators to write a mortgage rule. 4 yrs later, they adopted the one written by a 7th regulator on.wsj.com/1oqlWnF

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ddayen: The revised "risk retention" rule basically ensures that lenders won't have to retain any risk online.wsj.com/articles/three…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: Dodd-Frank asked 6 regulators to write a mortgage rule. 4 yrs later, they adopted the one written by a 7th regulator on.wsj.com/1oqlWnF

Oct 21, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: Dodd-Frank asked 6 regulators to write a mortgage rule. 4 yrs later, they adopted the one written by a 7th regulator on.wsj.com/1oqlWnF

Oct 21, 2014

Dodd-Frank asked 6 regulators to write a mortgage rule. 4 yrs later, they adopted the one written by a 7th regulator on.wsj.com/1oqlWnF

Lukewarm Reaction to Corporate Splits Dings Hedge Funds

online.wsj.com — Corporate slim-downs aren't the moneymakers they once were for investors. U.S. companies looking to focus on their core businesses are spinning off or selling divisions at a record pace, moves that, in the past, have given shares a healthy boost. But lately, those efforts have been met with investor indifference at best and selloffs at...
Oct 21, 2014

Arbs can't catch a break. Even spinoffs and breakups aren't generating lasting pops. on.wsj.com/ZMPnV3 via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

Lukewarm Reaction to Corporate Splits Dings Hedge Funds on.wsj.com/ZMPnV3 via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

Corporate split-ups are all the rage, but they're adding up to losses for big hedge funds on.wsj.com/ZMPnV3 pic.twitter.com/RZqD7bd0bI