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Business Editor — Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal's Business Editor. Running coverage including tech, media, health, resources, retail, transport and beyond. Kentuckian.

Who Needs Amazon or Wal-Mart? China Cuts Out the Middleman

wsj.com — Wal-Mart and Amazon have become America's main conduits for cheap, mass-produced goods from China's factory floors. But who needs them anymore? I am holding in my hands a men's down jacket with fur trim, sent four days ago direct from a warehouse 67 miles west of Shanghai.

Will the New Congress Change the Tax Code?

online.wsj.com — For business, the most important postelection question is simple: Will there be corporate-tax reform or not? President Barack Obama wants it. Republicans want it. And businesses-which have no small influence in Washington-very much want it. That's why top lawmakers in Washington are talking about a nine-month "window" to make a deal.

Google: The $400 Billion Epistle

Want a Better Company? Blow Up Your IT Department First

linkedin.com — If you're in a business big or small, this column by the WSJ's new tech columnist, Christopher Mims, is worth a read this morning. Let Staff Go Rogue on Tech As Chris notes, companies are desperately trying to contain their employees' use of "rogue tech" -- the passel of cloud-based tech services now used for sharing documents, storing data, and even interacting with customers.

Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom?

online.wsj.com — Start with exotic Nazi technology, take a detour with South African apartheidists, and add a bit role for Iranian imams. What you have is-what else? -one of the most improbable and important American business stories of the past decade.

Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom?

finance.yahoo.com — It's the tale of a company called Sasol, the former South African state oil company, which is embarking on what could be the single-largest foreign investment project in U.S. history. Sasol is building a 3,034-acre energy complex near a bayou in Lake Charles, La.

Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom?

online.wsj.com — Start with exotic Nazi technology, take a detour with South African apartheidists, and add a bit role for Iranian imams. What you have is-what else?-one of the most improbable and important American business stories of the past decade.

Activists Wept for There Were No More Worlds to Conquer

online.wsj.com — "Shareholder value," once a guiding principle, has turned into a brittle orthodoxy for CEOs and directors. Investor activists made this so. By persistent menace and frequent success, their agenda-buybacks and dividends, cost-cutting and tax gambits-has hardened into the default boardroom agenda, too.

Kentucky vs. Louisville: Calipari's 'Death Star' Moves Into Position

online.wsj.com — I'm going to be sick. Kentucky can very easily win this game. It's been another glorious year for my lifelong sports love, the 31-5 University of LouisvilleCardinals. This season has been especially sweet because of the struggles of Louisville's archrival, the Nike mannequins known as the Kentucky Wildcats.

I Thought Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Was Crazy. Then I Did Some Math.

marketwatch.com — Not just crazy. Crazytown. Nearly $19 billion for a company that had $20 million in sales last year? Like nearly everyone, my initial reaction to Facebook 's whopper of a WhatsApp deal was disbelief bordering on laughter. Then I turned my heart off and turned my spreadsheet on.
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Dec 22, 2014

@juliaturner Your "Year in Outrage" was masterful and a perfect comment on our times. Thanks to @Slate for the best read of the month.

Dec 19, 2014

Do you shop at Staples? Here is the full list of 115 stores infected by credit-card stealing hackers. on.wsj.com/1wv3Xy8

Dec 19, 2014

Wal-Mart gets outsourced. Go inside the Chinese company shipping 400,000 wedding gowns directly to consumers. on.wsj.com/1zcnW6A

Dec 18, 2014

WSJ review of The Interview: "There’s no debate; watching “The Interview” is torture from almost start to finish." on.wsj.com/13huMtu

Dec 16, 2014

This crazy chart shows America's most obese career: Policeman. Can you guess the least obese? on.wsj.com/1DJboql pic.twitter.com/T2zTzHaZE2

Dec 11, 2014

My album of the year: Swimmin' Time by the Americana grunge duo Shovels & Rope. What's yours? bit.ly/1Ghygv3 pic.twitter.com/M27Xxyn60m

Dec 08, 2014

Want to be a bike messenger in Amazon's 1-hour delivery army? You'll have to do this first: on.wsj.com/1GaAiuY pic.twitter.com/wRECeobIiG

Dec 08, 2014

Yes, it's true: Amazon is running secret time trials for a new army of NYC bike messengers. on.wsj.com/1A90dRH

Dec 07, 2014

The thing I miss most about my pre-smartphone life? Looking out windows. pic.twitter.com/0J9goJKOCx

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