21st Century

Should U.S. Companies Be Required to Report Breaches?

There are two things we can count on in the wake of the Equifax breach, already credited with exposing a majority of American adults to the possibility of identity theft. The first is that more and potentially worse breaches are in our future. The second is that companies will need to be prodded …

News (U.S.)

Tooth-Fairy Economics Triumphs in GOP Tax-Cut Plan

Absent spending reductions, the burden on taxpayers isn’t alleviated<p>“The approval process for the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history …

Economy

Trump Applies Late Pressure to Senators in Health-Bill Push

Saturday tweets aim at McCain, Paul and Murkowski<p>WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Saturday pressed holdout Republican senators to support a GOP health-care bill, in a bid to revive Republicans’ last-ditch effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act one day after the defection of Sen. John …

Affordable Care Act

Equifax FAQs: Answers to Potential Hack Victims’ Most Common Questions

From protecting children to potential tax fraud, readers weigh in with their questions<p>Two weeks after Equifax Inc. disclosed a breach that possibly exposed the personal data of 143 million Americans, potential victims still have many questions.<p>A number of readers have written to Wall Street Journal …

Identity Theft

Let’s Agree on an Age to Retire

Current antidiscrimination law hurts businesses and both younger and older employees<p>We marvel at the continuing energy of octogenarians such as Warren Buffett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clint Eastwood, but let’s face it: Few 80-year-olds are as good at their jobs as they were in their 50s.<p>In most …

Retirement

GM to Eliminate Shift at Tennessee SUV Plant, Lay Off Hundreds of Workers

GM said it will lay off the overnight shift because of 'moderating’ sales of two models built at the factory<p>General Motors Co. will lay of several hundred workers at a sport-utility plant in Tennessee, a sign that the slowdown in the broader car market is spreading to once-hot SUVs.<p>GM notified …

Electric Vehicles

Worker faces off against Trump's labor board in SCOTUS case

Sheila Hobson never imagined the lawsuit she filed seven years ago about some unpaid overtime would one day become a Supreme Court case with …

Judiciary

Unions to push for radical overhaul of 'joke' workplace laws to boost pay

EXCLUSIVE<p>Unions will push for a radical overhaul of Australia's workplace relations laws that would allow millions more workers to push for …

Australian News

Investor group seeks probe into SEC hack, urges data rules delay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global investor group on Friday called for an independent investigation into a cyber breach at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and urged the regulator to delay new data-gathering rules until it could assure investors that its computer systems were …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Thyssenkrupp to set up working group with unions over Tata Steel merger

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp AG (DE:TKAG) is to set up a joint working group of board members and labor representatives to help implement the …

Stock Markets

Want to Be a Fed Governor? Better Pretend to Be From Somewhere Else

Congressman ‘Alfalfa Bill’ in 1913 tried to make sure Wall Street wouldn’t dominate the Federal Reserve Board, which is why nominee Randal Quarles of Utah insists he’s from Colorado<p>Winning nomination to the Federal Reserve Board takes financial acumen, political savvy and a very expansive notion of …

Federal Reserve

Charter-School Operators, Feeling Pressured, Seek New Direction at Symposium

Queens event to gather hundreds of educators, advocates at a time when model faces criticism<p>Independent charter schools view themselves as scrappy upstarts with good ideas to shake up the U.S. education system one school at a time.<p>But some backers of the model say they have “lost the narrative” to …

Education

Facebook Abandons Plans to Change Share Structure, Avoiding Lawsuit

Reversal is the latest about-face for the social media giant as it fends off controversies on several fronts; CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he plans to accelerate sale of shares<p>Facebook Inc. on Friday abruptly abandoned a plan to change its stock structure that would have given Chief Executive Mark …

Facebook

Tesla’s SolarCity Hangover

Car maker’s solar-panel unit’s small settlement with the Justice Department should concern investors<p>Every investor in Tesla has put their trust in Elon Musk to create a very large and very profitable electric-car maker.<p>That trust took a slight hit on Friday when the Justice Department announced …

SolarCity

With Latest Nafta Proposals, U.S. Takes on Bigger Targets, Critics

Trump administration is expected to seek rollback of international arbitration and sweeping changes to dispute settlement system<p>OTTAWA—The Trump administration plans to take aim at the areas of the North American Free Trade Agreement it finds most objectionable as negotiators for the U.S., Canada …

United States

Trump is dismantling rules and laws protecting millions of Americans. Here are the most important.

Between the White House’s revolving-door staffing, president Donald Trump’s pugilistic approach to foreign and domestic policy, and Congress’s gridlock over almost everything, you might assume there’s not a whole lot being accomplished in Washington DC.<p>But in reality, the Trump administration is …

AARP

Equifax Hack Upends CEO’s Drive to Be a Data Powerhouse

Under Richard Smith, Equifax’s value had more than quadrupled—before a systems breach raised questions about the company and its leader<p>Equifax Inc. Chief Executive Richard Smith told a breakfast meeting in mid-August that data fraud is a “huge opportunity” for the credit-reporting company, allowing …

BIS Says Globalization Is Answer to Inflation Puzzle

Bank’s chief economist says research has implications for central-bank policy<p>Globalization is the most likely explanation for surprisingly low rates of inflation, suggesting that central banks should be patient in seeking to meet their targets and avoid providing too much stimulus, a senior …

Economy

How Grocery Giant Aldi Plans to Conquer America: Limit Choice

Secretive giant offers shoppers bare-bones stores and rock-bottom prices—a formula that will further unsettle a fast-changing industry<p>MÜLHEIM AN DER RUHR, Germany—Dim lighting bounces off brownish-tiled floors. The shelves are sparsely filled with cardboard boxes. Checkout lines stretch to oblivion.<p>…

Aldi

Ballot boxing: How Massachusetts businesses are gearing up for 2018 ballot clashes - Boston Business Journal

Why? Many employers already pay workers over $15 per hour. As a $15-per-hour wage gains momentum nationwide, many business owners that pay workers …

Boston

FELIN rises up on "21st Century"

Through a series of releases, Swedish pop group FELIN have been steadily rising into the periphery of awareness for many music lovers. Today marks …

Trump galvanizing government worker resistance — ‘federal employee unions are flourishing’: study

Federal government employees alarmed by the actions of President Donald Trump are increasingly turning to public service unions for workplace …

Liberal View

Mattel: Toys ‘R’ Us, Amended Debt Covenants; What Does It All Mean?

Earlier today, <b>Mattel</b> (MAT) unveiled plans to amend its debt covenants in the aftermath of the <b>Toys 'R' Us</b> bankruptcy.<p>As MarketWatch reports:<p>Mattel …

Why Afghans Are Hopeful About Trump’s New Strategy

Our country’s future as a peaceful democracy is not guaranteed, but America won’t abandon us.<p>Kabul<p>In 2011 President Obama announced that all U.S.-led coalition forces would leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. The timing of the departure could not have been worse. The country was being ripped …

Inside the Madness at Evergreen State

The school denies it is a racially hostile work environment, but internal emails belie that assertion.<p>Biology professor Bret Weinstein has settled his lawsuit against Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. Mr. Weinstein became a pariah last spring when he criticized an officially sanctioned “Day …

The SEC’s Cyber Embarrassment

The agency that lectures private companies can’t secure its own files.<p>By<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@wsjopinion<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission let slip Wednesday evening—nearly half way into a 4,000-word statement on cybersecurity—that it learned …

Security

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Cut 10% of Workforce

Layoffs are part of plan to cut costs as the company faces greater competition<p>Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. plans to cut its workforce by 10%, according to a person familiar with the plans, the latest cost cuts as the business-technology giant combats increasing competition and higher component …

SEC Draws Scrutiny for Slow Response to Hack

Top officials at agency remained unaware of breach for months after it occurred<p>Many of the most senior officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission remained unaware of a 2016 hack of the agency’s computer system for months after it occurred, raising questions about how the breach was …

Security

Rogue Traders Could Take Advantage of SEC Hacking

Filings in Edgar system eventually go public, but there is often a delay before publication when analysts say hackers could sift through information<p>A hack into the Securities and Exchange Commission is raising fears that filings from thousands of companies could be available to rogue traders eager …

Most Americans Want Protection for ‘Dreamers’

Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds fewer than one in four people favor an end to rules that protect these young immigrants from deportation<p>WASHINGTON—Most Americans want Congress to continue protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and they see these …

Immigration