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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.

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.

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

online.wsj.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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Nov 26, 2014

Drones nearly collided with aircraft 193 times this year. Search the raw FAA reports on all of them here: bit.ly/1FrQtFL

Nov 26, 2014

Chilling reading: All 193 raw FAA reports of near-misses between U.S. aircraft and drones this year. on.wsj.com/1vkXL9G HT @jacknicas

Nov 24, 2014

These are the top-rated messages on YikYak, the app that just raised $62 million from Silicon Valley's best VCs. pic.twitter.com/omu81srFWB

Nov 24, 2014

America's sweeping social change in one statistic: Half of people age 21 to 27 now call themselves "foodies." on.wsj.com/1r2zzuq

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

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

Nov 21, 2014

Tech Culture 2014: This is only part of the "cereal bar" at Pinterest's SF headquarters. on.wsj.com/1tncWew pic.twitter.com/bSeh2aX1z1

Nov 19, 2014

New photos go inside the failed, $1 billion effort to make sapphire screens for the iPhone 6. on.wsj.com/1tgEPVB pic.twitter.com/GA5kL8cqad

Nov 13, 2014

The Justice Dept. is scooping up cellphone data using fake cell towers deployed on airplanes. on.wsj.com/11mfTWI pic.twitter.com/mx7sPQIPNm

Nov 13, 2014

@zeynep @digiphile Existential business question: What is the difference between a "mission statement" and a "strategy statement"?

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