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Dubai's gorgeous man-made islands aren't just a tourist attraction—they're a major engineering project.
The United Arab Emirates knows that the oil …Asia Travel
What do you get when you cross an understatedly cool designer and a high-end bedding outfitter? The luxe travel kit you've been searching for.
It’s …Air Travel
A new class of service requires a new class of training.
When JetBlue launched its Mint class service in 2014, it marked a major new move for the …Spices
Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush: Introducing the best (and worst) airports in America, as rated by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2015. …Delta Air Lines
Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.Fairy Tales
Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, University of California scientists have created a strain of mosquitoes capable of rapidly introducing malaria-blocking genes into a mosquito population through its progeny, ultimately eliminating the insects’ ability to transmit the disease to …Biology
In a basement on the Irvine campus of the University of California, behind a series of five protective doors, two teams of biologists have created a novel breed of mosquito that they hope will help eradicate malaria from the world.
The mosquito has been engineered to carry two ingenious genetic …Genetics
The life of an entrepreneur is filled with temptations to do wrong.
In several decades as a business-ethics professor in Silicon Valley, I’ve spent countless hours talking to entrepreneurs who live under constant pressure to stretch the truth, manipulate their financial accounts, flout the law and …Entrepreneurship
A Malaysian government-investment fund struggling to dig itself out of a heavy debt load sealed a $2.3 billion deal to sell a collection of energy assets to a Chinese state-owned firm.
China General Nuclear Power Corp. is purchasing all of the energy assets of 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, …Asia
Inflation isn’t close to meeting the U.S. central bank’s target trigger for raising interest rates, suggesting that it might be prudent for policy makers to wait, Federal Reserve Board governor Daniel Tarullo said Monday.
In a pushback to expectations that the Fed might see a chance to increase …Inflation
Lycopene, a compound in red fruits and vegetables linked to a lower risk of various cancers, may help to prevent bone loss after menopause, according to an animal study published online in the journal Bone.
Daily lycopene supplements significantly increased bone density in rats without ovaries …Women's Health
GUANGZHOU, China—China and the U.S. reached minor agreements over several trade irritants at talks that ended Monday, but concerns over implementation and long-standing disputes over competition policy added to an already strained relationship.
U.S. companies welcomed what they termed as incremental …Asia
Low interest rates are usually attributed to low inflation, weak economic growth and supereasy monetary policy. But there’s another, deep-seated factor that doesn’t get much attention: demographics.
The proportion of the developed world’s population in its highest-saving years—the decades just …Human Geography
About 12% of drugs doctors prescribe are for uses other than those approved by regulators, a recent study found. So-called off-label prescribing significantly raises the rate of negative side effects, the research showed.
Doctors are free to prescribe medications off-label, and in some cases …Medicine
In coming decades, a labor shortage will force Western brands to remake their China operations. The second part in a WSJ series envisioning our world in 2050.
There are many reasons we might feel nauseated, and drinking liquids is often the fastest way to fight back. Many people have their pet remedies, such as cola, ginger ale and coconut water. So what works best? One expert, Lawrence Szarka, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., …Drinking
The Federal Reserve’s point man on bank regulation said the central bank’s annual stress tests are likely to get harder for the very largest banks.
Fed governor Daniel Tarullo said Monday that the Fed is likely to increase the minimum capital required for banks to pass the tests.
“I think there is a …Investing
Have you ever felt like a stranger in your own country? If so, you’re not alone. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post has felt that way too, as he recalled in June:
“I feel like a stranger in my own country,” I remember saying with exasperation to my editor the morning after the 1994 election …Journalism
Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. has accumulated a 6.4% stake in Alcoa Inc. after the company’s decision in September to split in two, spinning off its more diverse parts-making business from its raw-aluminum operations.
The disclosure, announced in a securities filing, marked the second activist …Alcoa
The euro has tumbled against the dollar in recent weeks, largely because investors anticipate that central banks on either side of the Atlantic are about to shift interest rates in opposite directions.
But investors are divided over whether that gulf in monetary policy means an inexorable slide to …Interest Rates
The prolonged slump in crude prices is rippling beyond the oil industry into areas of the North American economy that, until recently, had managed to avoid the worst of the downturn.
With the crude-market decline in its 17th month and nearly a year after OPEC dealt prices a sharp blow by refusing to …Energy
William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP disclosed an increased 9.9% stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., a move that comes after the hedge-fund manager said he had taken advantage of the beaten-down market for the stock to build up his position.
Mr. Ackman has …
The $155 billion agreement to combine Pfizer Inc. with Allergan PLC would create a drug behemoth so big that Pfizer is already thinking of breaking it up.
The deal, which was announced Monday, brings together a diverse stable of drugs, from Pfizer’s cancer medicines and vaccines, to Allergan’s …Pfizer
Xerox Corp. has struggled for years with shrinking sales of printers and copiers. Now the 109-year-old company has a new challenge: Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a big stake and is trying to shake things up.
Mr. Icahn disclosed Monday that he has accumulated a 7.1% stake in Xerox, saying …Xerox
A newly released video purportedly shows a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq on Thursday. About 70 hostages were freed during the raid of the Islamic State-controlled prison.Islamic State (ISIS)
DUBAI—The drop in oil prices has claimed new victims in the Persian Gulf: investment bankers.
Several leading deal makers are leaving their jobs, as merger activity and debt issuance have slumped to their lowest levels in a decade. In the past few months, Tom Emmet, head of M&A Middle East and North …Deserts
(credit: Wellcome Images/Flickr)The best way to get rid of an infectious, mosquito-spread disease like malaria may be to beat it at its own …Malaria
Zion Harvey is the youngest person to ever undergo a double hand transplant.
The eight-year-old boy lost both his hands and feet when he was two. He developed sepsis, a life-threatening infection that attacks the body. After receiving a kidney transplant from his mother, Zion made a full recovery.
By …Kidney Transplant
The online legal document business is booming as consumers have figured out that they can get leases, divorces and more for a fraction of the cost of visiting a lawyer. But should they?
The online legal document business is booming as consumers have figured out that they can get everything from a …Small Business
If you want to avoid any seismic blowups, steer clear of these controversial, and sometimes just plain unsavory, topics at the dinner table:
Keep the convo light and breezy or things could go south—in a hurryThanksgiving Dinner