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Behind China’s Startup Surge: Meritocracy and ‘Growth Hacks’
Behind China’s Startup Surge: Meritocracy and ‘Growth Hacks’

A tidal wave of cash has helped turn China’s internet startups into formidable superpowers rivaling their U.S. counterparts. But venture capitalists argue that a unique set of forces are also sp...

Actual Silicon Valley Startup Gets Inspiration From HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Startup
Actual Silicon Valley Startup Gets Inspiration From HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Startup

Richard Hendricks’s Pied Piper, which is realistic but fictional, has inspired a real company, WaveOne, to perfect the technology from the show; ‘a linear combination of their personalitie...

‘They don’t get it.’ Reps. Cleaver, Clay blame McCaskill loss on poor black outreach
‘They don’t get it.’ Reps. Cleaver, Clay blame McCaskill loss on poor black outreach

Sen. Claire McCaskill and Democratic Party officials lost a winnable race in Missouri because they ignored the advice of the state’s African American leaders, Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and William L...

Stacey Abrams acknowledges Brian Kemp will win Georgia gubernatorial race
Stacey Abrams acknowledges Brian Kemp will win Georgia gubernatorial race

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, said Friday she would no longer pursue victory in the race. Abrams, however, stressed she’s not conceding. “This speech is ...

Why Central Bankers Missed the Crisis
Why Central Bankers Missed the Crisis

16 Comments By Joseph C. Sternberg Joseph C. Sternberg The Wall Street Journal Biography @josephsternberg joseph.sternberg@wsj.com Nov. 16, 2018 6:41 p.m. ET Illustration: Ken Fallin Basel, Switzerlan...

The Gerrymander Excuse Implodes
The Gerrymander Excuse Implodes

111 Comments By The Editorial Board The Editorial Board The Wall Street Journal Biography @WSJopinion WSJOpinion Nov. 16, 2018 7:01 p.m. ET People react after Democrats gained control of the House of ...

The Play-Date Police
The Play-Date Police

32 Comments By The Editorial Board The Editorial Board The Wall Street Journal Biography @WSJopinion WSJOpinion Nov. 16, 2018 7:02 p.m. ET Conservatives often criticize the “nanny state,” ...

A Tale of Two New Yorks
A Tale of Two New Yorks

37 Comments By The Editorial Board The Editorial Board The Wall Street Journal Biography @WSJopinion WSJOpinion Nov. 16, 2018 7:05 p.m. ET The massive NYCHA Elliot Houses complex of apartments in New ...

Economy & Finance

Sentiment Scale Reveals Which Words Pack The Most Punch
Sentiment Scale Reveals Which Words Pack The Most Punch

For world leaders, journalists, CEOs, or anyone who has ever had to explain a dicey report card, word selection can have an enormous impact on how a message is perceived. Does it make any difference w...

Is The Gaza Ceasefire The End For Netanyahu?
Is The Gaza Ceasefire The End For Netanyahu?

Authored by Tom Luongo, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”  H. L. Mencken The resignation of Defense Minister A...

Paul Singer Adds 6 Stocks To Portfolio
Paul Singer Adds 6 Stocks To Portfolio

Elliott Management leader Paul Singer disclosed that he established six new positions when he released his third-quarter portfolio earlier this week. As a well-known activist investor, the g...

GE Pensioners And Stockholders Contemplate The Unthinkable
GE Pensioners And Stockholders Contemplate The Unthinkable

General Electric retirees explore the worst case scenario. Getty After the cost of insuring General Electric’s debt hit a six year high on Monday and the stock continued it precipitous...

How Jeff Immelt's Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders
How Jeff Immelt's Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders

Baden, Switzerland – November 2, 2015: The new General Electric logo has been installed at the former Alstom thermal power headquarters. (Getty)Getty When hedge fund Trian Partners in Octob...

It Is Time For Your Business To Have A Responsible Social Impact.
It Is Time For Your Business To Have A Responsible Social Impact.

“People want to work for, buy from, and invest in businesses they believe in.” B Corporation I first heard of the B Corp movement around a year ago. My brother, Octave Zangs, was setting u...

7 Stocks to Buy for a Holiday Season Boost
7 Stocks to Buy for a Holiday Season Boost

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Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018
Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018

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Technology

Hit games get big discounts on Black Friday
Hit games get big discounts on Black Friday

For many video game fans, Black Friday is an opportunity to snag some of the biggest, newest and most-hyped games of the year at deep discounts from the usual full retail price of $60. This year’...

Fox on Games: GoFundMe for gaming fan
Fox on Games: GoFundMe for gaming fan

Gamers were helping gamers this month, following a big loss for an ordinary family. Wes Chel Pak was a big gaming fan who battled neuroblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer since he was five years old...

Senators press Facebook for response to reports that they retaliated against critics
Senators press Facebook for response to reports that they retaliated against critics

Several Democratic senators said they’re dismayed by reports that social media giant Facebook hired contractors to retaliate against its critics by spreading inflammatory information about them....

Successful launch clears way for future space crews
Successful launch clears way for future space crews

A Russian Soyuz FG rocket, identical to one that malfunctioned during launch last month and forced a space station-bound crew to execute a dramatic abort, successfully boosted a cargo ship into orbit ...

Soldiers get wireless targeting to shoot around corners, hit enemies instantly
Soldiers get wireless targeting to shoot around corners, hit enemies instantly

File photo – Master Sgt. Lashon Wilson, the senior enlisted adviser for Product Manger Soldier Maneuver Sensors, demonstrates the use of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III, paired with a Famil...

Early snowstorm causes havoc – what went wrong?
Early snowstorm causes havoc – what went wrong?

Boots or shoes? It was a decision I was faced with Thursday morning when I left my apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City. I’m a longtime meteorologist. I certainly saw the warning si...

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