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Staying in The Mix
Members of the baby boomer generation, who in their youth proclaimed, “Don’t trust anyone over 30,” would rather not be segregated with people their own age as they grow older. As they watch their elders living longer—to age 83 on average in Singapo
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Trumpcare Is Here
• The widest loopholes • The finest fine print • The biggest surprise bills • The most robocalls Effective Date: 09/23/2019 Valid Until: 12/23/2019 Early one Friday morning two years ago, David Diaz woke up his wife, Marisia, and told her he di
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Will $28 Billion Keep Rural Voters Loyal?
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was fielding questions at a farm show in Decatur, Ill., in late August when his boss rang his cellphone. Perdue put the call on speaker and placed it next to the microphone so the crowd could hear Donald Tru
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Mary Barra Risks It All
To reach its electric, self-driving future, GM has to overcome challenges. Like strikes. And tech that works. And finding a market
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Got Milk Bread?
Supremely soft loaves from Japan redeem a childhood staple By Kate Krader Photograph by Danny Kim
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Not So Fast, Airbnb
Airbnb Inc. is used to mostly coming out on top. Despite fierce opposition from traditional hoteliers, the home-rental startup has negotiated regulations that have allowed it to operate in more than 500 cities, from San Francisco to Tokyo. Now the co
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Stephen Schwarzman
“There is no net,” says Blackstone’s CEO. He spoke with Carol Massar and Jason Kelly about his new book on his career
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Bracing for A Beer Run
As fans prepare to descend on Japan for the Rugby World Cup, there’s one question organizers are asking: Will there be enough beer? Watching rugby and drinking beer go hand in hand. While the Japanese like beer—they drank 53.5 liters per person in 2
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The Downton Abbey Guide To Tailgating
A cookbook timed to the movie’s release offers recipes that will posh up your favorite pregame.
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Agenda
• Flying the Climate Activist Flag United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hosts the Climate Action Summit in New York on Sept. 23, urging governments and companies to do more against global warming. Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg s
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A Big U-Turn On Vaping
The Trump administration gave e-cigarette makers room to grow—then reports of vaping’s risks began to emerge
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In Brief
• Israel faces political paralysis after the second general election this year ended in stalemate. Neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his rival, former military chief Benny Gantz, managed to win the minimum 61 seats required to form a maj
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Then They Came for The Lawyers
When Silicon Valley companies go looking for legal counsel, they generally choose from a short list of well-respected partnerships. There’s 99-year-old Cooley LLP, 58-year-old Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and 24-year-old Gunderson Dettmer. All a
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How a Foreign Investor Rattled a Tiny African Economy
Mohlalefi Moteane runs his wool and mohair brokerage out of his veterinary practice, housed in a small building on a dirt road in Maseru, the ramshackle capital of Lesotho. When a young Chinese businessman visited in 2012 asking to join the business,
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Britain’s Botched Welfare Overhaul
Universal Credit was a good idea that became bad policy, helping crystallize support for Brexit
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Holding the World Economy Hostage
Sun Tzu, the author of the 2,500-year-old The Art of War, is overquoted, but even in ancient China he knew the value of asymmetrical warfare—how smaller forces, such as guerrillas or today’s drones, possess advantages over huge ones, like standing ar
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Retire, Reboot, Start a Business
Wondering what to do next now that retirement looms? How about starting a business? Seriously. The 55- to 64-year-old age group accounted for 26% of new entrepreneurs in 2017, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. That’s a significant i
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Some Boring Companies Are Safe. Others, Scary
Banish thoughts of Uber Technologies Inc., Airbnb Inc., or whatever other flashy startup comes to mind when you imagine Silicon Valley riches. In what’s been a bumpy year for tech companies, the superdull are the few sure things. These companies sel
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What Was Bayer Thinking??
In July 2018, a baby-faced lawyer named R. Brent Wisner seized the opportunity to ask his legal opponent a question that had been bugging him. Through a series of accidents, Wisner had found himself co-leading a monumental case against Bayer AG, the
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For Reformed Bankers, The Restaurant Life Beckons
On his first official day at work, hedge fund trader Sean Feeney faced a huge order backlog and a mob of disgruntled clients. His solution: hand out Champagne. He’d already finished for the day at Anchorage Capital Group LLC. He was now working the
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Take Another Little Piece Of My Art Now, Baby
The music business wants to blow up copyright protection—and the Trump administration is backing it
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Get Real on Immigration
The Democratic candidates must explain how they’d fix a broken system. Reversing Trump’s mistakes isn’t enough
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Seeing Bubbles
Dear investors, I wanted to give you an update and share some good news: The Bubble Opportunity Hedge Fund is up more than 22 percent this year thanks to our significant holdings of long-term government bonds, Bitcoin, and urban real estate. Alright
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Hyper Links
Steaks and chops are the heroes of butcher shop cases, but why not sausages? Surely elevating humble ground meat with spices is a more ambitious endeavor. “Kielbasa” is Polish for sausage, but elsewhere it’s often synonymous with a dark red link that
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Your New Dinner Party
Is VR dining art? Or is it just delicious nonsense? By Richard Morgan Photographs by Amy Lombard
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Your Japanese Whisky May Be Mostly Scotch
In less than a decade, Japanese whisky has risen from relative obscurity to the most sought-after liquor on the planet. Much of that demand has been driven by U.S. and European drinkers who, whether consciously or not, are seduced by the mysticism o
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The Return of Rooming Houses
Rentals with single-room occupancies, once a staple of urban housing, were largely zoned out of U.S. cities decades ago. An Atlanta startup called PadSplit thinks they’re ready for a comeback: The company is helping landlords turn rental properties i
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Exxon Goes Deep in Brazil
The mammoth energy company returns to the country as part of a long-term, oil-centered strategy
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Between A Rock And A Trade War
Gray concrete walls rise out of the Mediterranean off the coast of Haifa in northern Israel, part of what, by 2021, is supposed to be among the world’s most advanced class of seaports. The future shipping terminal, along with another being built fart
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How to Make Money From Money-Losing Bonds
Currency hedging squeezes some extra return out of negative-yielding Japanese and European debt
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