A Mining Town Buried in Mud Is Awash in Cash. It Will Soon Run Out.

BRUMADINHO, BrazilAbout 10 months ago, Nathalia Eleuterios husband, Reinaldo, was buried alive. Their 2-year-old daughter, Isabella, still asks when daddy will be home from work. He was among 270 people killed when Vale SAs mining waste dam collapsed, spilli… [+89 chars]

The Best and Worst U.S. Airports of 2019

Maybe friendly really is as good as it gets when it comes to airports. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which bills itself as Americas friendliest airport, scored best among the 20 largest U.S. airports in this years Wall Street Journal airport rank… [+81 chars]

Fed’s Powell Signals Comfort With Current Interest-Rate Stance

WASHINGTONFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Wednesday that the central bank saw little need to cut interest rates further after making three reductions between July and October. We see the current stance of monetary policy as likely to re… [+268 chars]

Turkey Gathered Information in the U.S. Against Its Critics

WASHINGTONTurkeys government used a Washington law firm to gather information about its critics, including residents of the U.S., who it believed were allied with a political movement that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as a central enemy, according t… [+266 chars]

Apple Dumps the Butterfly Keyboard on New MacBook Pro

Apple introduced a 16-inch MacBook Pro on Wednesday, marking a new screen size as well as a departure from the problematic butterfly keyboard that triggered customer complaints and drove the company to offer an extended repair program. The computerwhich is a… [+170 chars]

As Southern Cities Sprawl, People Are Bumping Into More Bears

ASHEVILLE, N.C.The population is booming in this mountain cityfor both humans and bears.Hundreds of black bears are building dens within Ashevilles city limits, roaming streets based on garbage-pickup schedules and scavenging in backyards for bird seed. Bears… [+6220 chars]

Impeachment Investigators Hold First Public Hearing -- Live Analysis

The impeachment hearings follow a format that is unusual for Congress: Staff attorneys are expected to ask the bulk of the questions. Each party gets 45-minute blocks for questioning by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and… [+1443 chars]

As Hong Kong Universities Become Battle Zones, Mainland Chinese Students Flee

Hundreds of mainland Chinese students fled across Hong Kongs border into Shenzhen Wednesday, seeking temporary shelter in hostels, hotels and relatives homes after days of heightened violence on several university campuses in the city. Groups of undergraduat… [+284 chars]

Next in Google’s Quest for Consumer Dominance—Banking

Google will soon offer checking accounts to consumers, becoming the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to push into finance. The project, code-named Cache, is expected to launch next year with accounts run by Citigroup Inc. and a credit union at Stanford Univ… [+46 chars]

Tariffs on China Imports Emerge as Hurdle to Trade Deal

WASHINGTONTariffs are emerging as the main stumbling block in efforts by the U.S. and China to come to a limited trade deal, a month after the two countries called a truce in their trade war. The logjam centers on whether the U.S. has agreed to remove existi… [+212 chars]