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Economics

China Stocks Start 2015 With a Bang

Shanghai Ended at a More Than Five-Year High<p>Stocks in China started the year with a bang Monday, with Shanghai ending at a more than five-year high and China’s commodity sector defying a further tumble in global oil prices.<p>The Shanghai Composite rose 3.6% to 3350.52, climbing to its highest level …

Stock Markets

Google Cast Now Lets You Fling Music to Speakers, Soundbars, TVs and More

The $35 Chromecast dongle was just the start of Google’s quest to turn your living room into an entertainment system for your phone, tablet or computer.<p>On Monday, Google expanded its Google Cast streaming media technology to work in audio-only devices, including speakers and soundbars. Google Cast …

Android News

The Race to Build Command Centers for Smart Homes

Nest Labs, Wink and Other Household Gadget Makers Vie for Space on Store Shelves<p>A flood of connected household gadgets is finally reaching consumers, raising a high-stakes question: Who will control them?<p>Signs of a struggle can be found on the shelves of Home Depot Inc. The big U.S. retailer …

Home Automation

Office Market Sees Tepid Recovery

Fourth-Quarter Vacancy Rate of 16.7% Is Still Relatively High, as Companies Do More With Less Space<p>U.S. companies are adding employees at the fastest rate in years. But those workers aren’t filling up office buildings like they used to.<p>While the labor force finally has pushed past its prerecession …

Real Estate

U.S. Economy’s Promises, and Perils, of 2015

Experts Differ on Whether Momentum Can Be Sustained, Given Global Risks<p>Economists often disagree, but they share a broad consensus on one point: The U.S. economy is among the world’s best off as 2015 begins. Where there’s less agreement is whether this is as good as it gets.<p>Pessimists cite mounting …

Economy

Body Cameras for All: One Way to Avert Lawsuits

Following tragedies like the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., law-enforcement agencies across the U.S. are adopting body cameras. And in a twist that was perhaps inevitable, private-sector service workers from security guards and repo men to electricians and real-estate agents are embracing them …

Private Sector

From Drug Prices to Drones, What’s Ahead for Business in 2015

Taking a Look at the Economic and Regulatory Factors Shaping Industry<p>The old way of doing business is out after a year of big change for many companies. And 2015 promises to deliver more tests and opportunities for established industries and fast-growing sectors alike. Part one of two on business …

Administrative Law

Wall Street Strategists Predict More Stock Gains in 2015 - WSJ

Wall Street has a message for U.S. stock investors: Don’t fear the Federal Reserve in 2015.<p>The U.S. central bank is expected to raise short-term interest rates this year for the first time in nearly a decade, but strategists still expect U.S. stocks to end the year with gains.<p>The Fed’s aggressive …

Stock Markets

Why New Credit Cards May Fall Short on Fraud Control

Banks Take Measures Against Counterfeiting, but Opt Not to Use PINs, Considered More Secure Than Signatures<p>Big U.S. banks are steering clear of an advanced security measure used in credit cards around the world, opting for a system that is more convenient for shoppers but may leave them vulnerable …

Credit Cards

Law-School Program Emphasizes Practical Skills

Kristen Blanchette stood outside the courthouse in Concord, N.H., where she was scheduled to present her first arguments before a federal judge, and pleaded for mercy—for herself.<p>“I can’t do this. I just can’t,” Ms. Blanchette recalls telling her superior. It was only later, while watching a video …

Education

Today’s Stock Market Sell-Off in Five Charts

U.S. stocks are tumbling on heavy volume, adding to steep losses in Europe amid renewed fears Greece may exit the eurozone and further declines in oil prices. Major averages are near session lows, staging a steady slide lower all day.

Stock Markets

The Surprise in Your King Cake Might Be No Prize at All

For Safety, Some Bakeries Leave Out Baked-In Trinkets; Children Cry<p>By<p>David Marcelis<p>NEW YORK—Like many French expatriates here, Arnaud Schmitz likes to celebrate Jan. 6 the traditional way: by sharing a king cake with his family and seeing who ends up biting on the plastic or ceramic trinket hidden …

Baking

How Flipboard Does Money

The rising costs of pharmaceutical drugs, equal pay for women and the perils of processed food—these are just some of the topics covered in the …

On the FRONTLINE with Flipboard

Gabriella Schwarz / October 8, 2014<p>Since its launch in 1983, PBS’s long-form primetime series FRONTLINE has provided deep coverage and impactful …

The Week in Review: Women Take Center Stage

“We are having a moment,” Barnard College President Debora Spar told The New York Times. “Young women are identifying as feminist at levels and in …

Table for Two: Serious Eats Joins Flipboard

Before becoming the “missionary of delicious,” foodie Ed Levine had two great passions: baseball and jazz. After throwing one too many curveballs, …

Give Us a Few Flips, And We’ll Give You the World…in The Daily Edition

The Daily Edition is a new essential for Flipboard readers who want a fast, definitive roundup of the day’s news—with a little bit of fun thrown in …

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

See the Best in Your Flipboard Home

Inside Flipboard / November 18, 2014<p>Some of us catch up on the news in the morning; others enjoy a funny video before bed. But no matter what time …

On the Red Couch with Ebola Photographer Kieran Kesner

<i>Earlier this year, photographer Kieran Kesner graduated from New York University when he got the break of a lifetime: The photo editor from The Wall</i> …

Flipping The Wall Street Journal and Factiva

For 125 years, it has been read by the leading business influencers in the world. It’s won 35 Pulitzer prizes, for topics including the September 11, …

New Music: Lil Durk feat. Dej Loaf “WYDTM (Remix)”

Either Dej Loaf and Lil’ Durk are boo’d or they just like playing with peoples’ emotions. Both female fans of Durk and male admirers of Dej seem to …

Best Places to Travel in 2015 Twitter Chat on Tuesday January 6

What are this year's "it" destinations? Learn insider tips from the experts by joining our Best Places to Travel in 2015 Twitter Chat on <b>Tuesday,</b> …

Travel

Do's and Don'ts for Booking Spring Break

<i>David Stanley / Flickr</i><p>With the cold air approaching and the holidays behind us, it's time to make peace with the fact that all we have left are the short, frigid days of winter and the countdown until spring. Bah humbug. But, wouldn't it be better if you actually had something to count down to?<p>A …

Air Travel

5 Best Travel Ads to Watch This Week

Just as brands closed the year with holiday-themed ads and words of appreciation, they are now simultaneously releasing short videos that outline …

Tourism

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

Times Square

Utah Offers More Mountains in Less Time

"You're gonna love skiing in Utah on a Sunday morning because all the Mormons are in church," jokes the Ogden hotel clerk as my brother and I check out at dawn. We're bound for Solitude Resort, the last stop on our attempt to ski five of Utah's top resorts in five days.<p>Anywhere else than possibly …

Skiing