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Sharp Reversal: Natural-Gas Investors Are on Edge

Prices plunged 21% in 2017 for the worst year since 2014, despite a rally in late December<p>By<p>Alison Sider<p>Alison Sider<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@alyrose<p>alison.sider@wsj.com<p>Investors wagered on a natural-gas rally last year but it never came. Instead, prices plunged 21% for the worst year since …

Natural Gas

Worth a look and listen: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s speech on history, truth and Confederate praise

By Janell Ross<p>Janell Ross<p>Reporter covering race along with the social and political implications of the nation's rapidly changing demographics<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Below is the text of a speech delivered by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on May 19, the day a work crew took down the last of four</i> …

A Mortgage Mystery: What Happens to ARMs When Libor Goes Away?

Many adjustable-rate mortgages are pegged to Libor. What comes next is anyone’s guess.<p>The Libor index is going away. For U.S. consumers, its demise is most likely to be felt in adjustable-rate mortgages.<p>So-called ARMs—where the interest rate rises and falls with broader indexes—are often closely …

Mortgages

The 19 Best Movies to Watch in Fall 2017

Superheroes, creepy crime, and family dramas to warm your chilly, autumnal heart.<p>Say goodbye to bloated summer blockbusters, and say hello to a Rodarte-helmed drama, Wonder Woman's return, Channing Tatum in a cowboy hat, and Ryan Gosling in futuristic shearling. Phew! Here are the best 19 movies to …

Answer these 6 questions to see if you should sell your home when you retire

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Deciding whether to sell your home when you retire is a complicated question for most …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition to management requires a transformation of thought.<p>The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google …

Emotional Intelligence

Pension Contributions Could be Bigger Boost to EPS than Buybacks: GSAM

By<p>Vipal Monga<p>Vipal Monga<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@vipalmonga<p>Google+<p>vipal.monga@wsj.com<p>Companies looking to boost their earnings-per-share by borrowing money to fund buybacks may want to consider another option: putting the money into their pension plans.<p>In a new report, Goldman Sachs Asset …

Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore

The long boom after World War II left Americans with unrealistic expectations, but there’s no going back to that unusual Golden Age<p>The U.S. presidential candidates have made the usual pile of promises, none more predictable than their pledge to make the U.S. economy grow faster. With the economy …

Hillary Clinton

Same-Day Paycheck Deposits Finally Arrive…40 Years Later

Network that handles direct routing of money to and from bank accounts is rolling out changes to bring it a step closer to real-time money movement<p>Electronic paychecks for many U.S. workers could soon start arriving faster.<p>A major change to the plumbing of payments started Friday when the …

Groups Sue Obama Administration Over Retirement-Advice Rule

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, others say Labor Department overstepped<p>WASHINGTON—A coalition of financial and business trade groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to try to strike down an Obama administration rule that would shake up the way Americans receive retirement-savings advice.<p>The plaintiffs include …

Obama Administration

SolarCity Shares Drop on Soft Forecast

Solar power company has seen strong residential installations, but continues to underperform in commercial installations<p>SolarCity Corp. reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but shares tumbled in after-hours trading as the solar power company acknowledged it continues to …

SolarCity

Fate of Net Neutrality Up in the Air

Will the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality plan survive legal review?<p>The answer was still unclear after a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Friday scrutinized the Federal Communications Commission’s latest proposal to impose utility-like regulations on broadband …

NTIA and RUS release rules for first broadband stimulus grants

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) released the rules for disbursement of …

The Rural Broadband Boondoggle

In the 2009 stimulus bill, Congress allocated $2.5 billion to the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to fund its Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), all …

Obamanet Is Hurting Broadband

The predictable effect of more regulation has arrived: Investment is plummeting.<p>It’s back-to-school time, and Internet executives are getting an unhappy lesson in basic economics: Government regulation results in less of the regulated activity. New data show the Obama administration’s decision to …

Mobile Devices

Even a Net-Neutral Internet Isn’t a Title II Public Utility

It’s particularly crazy that the FCC believes that broadband companies should be Title II public utilities.<p>Regarding Holman Jenkins’s “Obama’s Next Broadband Blunder” (Business World, Oct. 21): One sentence of a letter I wrote Mr. Jenkins years ago regarding net neutrality was used in his column to …

Telecoms

Obama’s Next Broadband Blunder

The bureaucracy is testing new excuses to meddle in the Internet video marketplace.<p>Maybe it was around the time of the great cable merger battles of the early 2000s—that is, so long ago that we don’t exactly remember. A letter from cable pioneer Leo Hindery warned that it would be a mistake to …

July 2015 News Reports

<i>Editor's Choice: Scroll below for our monthly blend of mainstream and alternative July 2015 news and views</i><p>July 31<p>Washington Post, <i>WikiLeaks says U.S.</i> …

Carbon-Tax Debate Brings Together Unusual Allies

Oil giants line up with environmentalists, as natural gas offers emissions edge over coal<p>By<p>Sarah Kent and<p>Sarah Kent<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SarahKentWSJ<p>Google+<p>sarah.kent@wsj.com<p>Justin Scheck<p>Justin Scheck<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>justin.scheck.1<p>Google+<p>Justin.Scheck@wsj.com<p>Several big …

Natural Gas

Marriott Wins Battle to Buy Starwood

Deal for $12.2 billion would create the world’s largest hotel company<p>Marriott International Inc. agreed to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for $12.2 billion, a surprise outcome to a heated process that involved some of the world’s largest hotel groups.<p>The combination would create …

Marriott International

Vegas Casinos Fight to Buy Their Own Electricity

MGM, Sands and Wynn push for right to tap wholesale electricity, sidestepping Nevada power monopoly<p>Three big casino companies that run glittering resorts on the Las Vegas Strip are trying to break free from Nevada’s electric power monopoly, NV Energy.<p>Hoteliers including Wynn Resorts Ltd., MGM …

MGM Resorts International

Junk-Bond Worries Spread

Credit concerns once restricted to energy companies are rippling across the high-yield bond market<p>Credit concerns once restricted to energy companies are rippling across the high-yield bond market.<p>Investors are demanding that bonds from low-rated companies yield more than seven percentage points …

Stock Markets

Warning for M&A: Another Debt Deal Struggles

Goldman, J.P. Morgan run up against wary investors in attempt to shed leveraged loans<p>Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. are struggling to sell $1.2 billion of loans backing the leveraged buyout of online clothing retailer FullBeauty Brands, investors said, the latest sign that …

Jury Deadlocked in Trial of Former Dewey & LeBoeuf Executives

Judge tells jurors to keep deliberating Tuesday in financial fraud case surrounding the law firm’s collapse<p>After 14 days of deliberation, a New York jury said it can’t agree on whether three former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives committed financial fraud in the years leading up to the law firm’s …

There Is No Rational Way To Make Everything Fair

There are no rational answers to “how do we make everything fair?” If<p>The Sept. 16 letter from Maryland State Sen. Catherine Pugh regarding net-metering says: “We need to make sure that fairness is our guiding principle.” In a free market, where does it say that everything must be fair? Is it fair …

As Ben Carson bashes Obama, many blacks see a hero’s legacy fade

By Robert Samuels<p>Robert Samuels<p>National political reporter who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The black man courting crowds of white conservatives doesn’t seem like the same guy that H. Westley Phillips once idolized. Phillips still relishes the day he …

Ben Carson

U.S. Banks Expect Rise in Energy-Sector Loan Defaults

Loan delinquency and charge-off rates seen deteriorating over 2015, Fed survey shows<p>Banks in the U.S. are cutting credit lines to energy companies and forcing firms to cough up more collateral to guard against fallout from the past year’s plunge in oil prices, a Federal Reserve survey found.<p>Banks …

Apple Runs Up Against Its Own Success

The company may manage another iPhone surprise, but the hurdle is getting higher<p>The novelty somehow never seems to wear off for Apple Inc.<p>With the company having begun shipping its latest gadget, a smartwatch, on Friday, this is also worth keeping in mind on Monday. That is when Apple announces …

Apple

Our Endless Presidential Campaigns

With some 570 days left until Election Day, the race for president has very much started—to the dismay of many Americans, writes Michael Barone<p>On March 23, Ted Cruzannounced he is running for president in a packed auditorium at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. On April 7, Rand Paulannounced he …

Jeb Bush

Perfect Is Enemy of Good at U.S. Bancorp

Strong Performance Already Reflected in Stock<p>By<p>John Carney<p>Amid a torrent of disappointing performance by many of the biggest banks, U.S. Bancorp USB 0.17% stands out as a shelter from stormy markets. The problem is that it may stand out too much.<p>U.S. Bancorp’s fourth-quarter results Wednesday …

Wall Street