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Mobile Carriers Start Hanging Up on Africa
Loni Prinsloo and Janice Kew • Amid slowing prospects and state interference, some big international providers are pulling back Back when African countries were auctioning off mobile licenses by the boatload to serve the fast-growing region’s relat
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The Remaking Of Donald Trump
DURING THE APPRENTICE DAYS, HIS APPEAL TO MINORITY AUDIENCES WAS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, AND HE WAS THE DARLING OF CORPORATE AMERICA. THEN THE BIRTHER TURN SPARKED HIS FAR-RIGHT TRANSFORMATION HOW WE GOT HERE.
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Stand By ... Scanning for Viruses and Secrets
Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley, with Carol Matlack • Kaspersky Lab has worked much more closely with Russian intelligence than it has disclosed Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab boasts 400 million users worldwide. As many as 200 milli
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Savile Row Arrives Stateside
Zachary Peck steps into a gently burbling cocktail party at the Huntsman tailoring headquarters in New York wearing a button-front shirt and Irish linen trousers. Tall and lean, with narrow shoulders and scrubby blond hair, the Angeleno looks every b
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Uber Without the Smartphone
Jeff Green, with Eric Newcomer • With inspiration from a nonprofit in Atlanta, the app is becoming more senior-friendly Bob Carr swears he didn’t set out to hack Uber. The 67-year-old Atlantan just wanted to extend the ride-hailing app’s convenienc
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Château Murdoch
The News Corp. executive chairman is making serious wine out in Los Angeles. One day, you may get invited over to try it.
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Josh Eidelson • Hotel union and industry leaders are funding an unprecedented anti-Airbnb campaign Just before Memorial Day, two couples—one from the U.K., one from the U.S.—showed up to the same two-bedroom apartment in New York’s East Village, ea
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Surviving a Classic Car Slump
Recent auctions have shown a softening in the market for blue chip vintage autos. It’s time to bargain hunt
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New Lloyd Same Goldman
Dakin Campbell • The CEO is betting that regulation won’t kill off the trading business “Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.” With those 102 characters, Lloyd Blankfein, chief execu
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Crime and No Punishment
I don’t know quite how to characterize The Chickenshit Club, by Jesse Eisinger. It’s an absorbing financial history, a monumental work of journalism, a not entirely persuasive polemic. It’s a first-rate study of the federal bureaucracy. It’s also an
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Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Appraisers
Joe Light • They’re still hurting from the housing bust and face a threat from automation Twenty-five years ago, Brian Weaver was told at a seminar that the real estate appraisal profession would be killed off by technology in five years. It didn’t
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Bramasole Olive Oil
THE CHARACTERISTICS Bramasole’s olives are grown in Cortona, near the border of Umbria and Tuscany, where they’re hand-picked each October at Villa Bramasole. In a romantic twist, the estate is owned and operated by American writer Frances Mayes, au
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Paris and Frankfurt Vie For Brexit’s Spoils
Fabio Benedetti Valentini, Steven Arons, and Gavin Finch • The French capital still thinks it has a shot at London’s banking jobs France’s financial lobby insists the battle to bring banking jobs to Paris after the U.K. pulls out of the European Un
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Conrad Shawcross
CONRAD SHAWCROSS’S RISE in the British art world was unprecedented, beginning with his 2003 debut, a wooden machine that slowly wound threads into yarn. It was quickly acquired by the mega-collector Charles Saatchi. A year later, at the age of 25, Sh
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2029 Peak Oil Could Be Here Sooner Than You Think
Javier Blas, with Jack Farchy • Crude is in abundant supply, but demand could begin to dry up in just a couple of decades When Bob Dudley, chief executive officer of British oil giant BP Plc, was asked at a recent conference when oil demand will pe
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China’s Real Economic Problem
Dexter Roberts • Policies to stimulate growth may jeopardize long-term competitiveness China bulls could be forgiven for some self-congratulatory back-patting these days. The country’s gross domestic product expanded 6.9 percent in the first three
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Brands Pump Up the Volume in Pakistan
Chris Kay, with Faseeh Mangi • Foreign companies are sponsoring raves to reach young, affluent consumers Electronic dance music pulsates as revelers wave their arms in unison and colored spotlights criss-cross the ceiling of a lakeside wedding hall
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Do You Love It Now?
Paul M. Barrett, with Shannon Pettypiece and Jennifer Jacobs With the Donald Trump Jr. email news, it’s time to stop talking vaguely about collusion with the Russians. “Collusion,” as such, isn’t a crime. But conspiracy is, and Trump Jr.’s startling
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In Brief
Asia • Dalian Wanda Group is giving up on its vision of a theme park empire bigger than Disney’s and selling $9.3b in hotels and tourist attractions to Sunac China Holdings. • Apple said it would build its first data center in China, complying with
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Tillerson Hits The Road and Finds His Feet
Nick Wadhams, with Nafeesa Syeed • The crisis in Qatar offers a test of the U.S. secretary of state’s skill as a roving diplomat At the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson showed a rare flash of impatience d
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The Bureaucrats Who Came In From The Cold
• With Britain humiliated and France reforming, Brussels has the upper hand. Is that good news for Europe? A few capital cities acquire political personalities of their own, not always lovable ones. Donald Trump ran against “Washington” as much as h
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In Congress, It’s Do-or-Die Time for the GOP
Erik Wasson and Anna Edgerton, with Sahil Kapur • Delays on the health-care bill put tax reform by yearend in jeopardy House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he wants to pass a sweeping overhaul of the tax code in time for deer-hunting season in Wisconsi
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With North Korea, No Alternative to Patience
• Trump overestimated what China could do. But Washington and Beijing still need to work together to get Pyongyang to behave North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile changes the strategic landscape in Asia—yet the options for deal
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Sheldon Adelson’s Not-So-Winning Year
Christopher Palmeri, with Bill Allison and Michael Arnold • The casino owner is still looking for a return on his big political donations Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, has spent more than $200 million in the past few years champi
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China Needs Help Having Babies
Li Hui and Natasha Khan • Slumping sperm counts and older parents are creating an assisted-reproduction industry in China On a recent Thursday afternoon, a visitor from northern China is taking a smoking break outside the Beijing Perfect Family Hos
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The Judiciary
Paul M. Barrett Donald Trump has a big opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary. His aides are working their way through an abnormally large number of openings on the lower courts. The Upshot The president could shift the ideological balance o
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Where Dead Celebrities Go to Live
Lauren Coleman-Lochner • Authentic Brands has built a business managing the legacies of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Muhammad Ali In April, Shannon Gagliardi, a 48-year-old nurse practitioner from Louisville, took the vacation of a lifetime.
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Roundup: The Usual Suspect
MONSANTO AGAIN IS DEFENDING ITS BLOCKBUSTER HERBICIDE AGAINST CHARGES THAT IT CAUSES CANCER. THIS TIME THE STAKES INCLUDE A PROPOSED $66 BILLION DEAL
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The Once and Future Financial Crisis
• The lessons of the 1997 Asian meltdown might have prevented the one in 2008. Will they help China?
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They Came For Outer Space
Entrepreneurs are sending low-cost satellites into orbit by the hundreds. We’re only beginning to understand how that will change life on Earth
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