Trump Defends Conversation With Ukraine Leader

WASHINGTONPresident Trump defended a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart as totally appropriate and reiterated his call for Kiev to investigate his potential 2020 opponent Joe Biden, as lawmakers look into the presidents and his lawyers efforts to… [+2088 chars]

How We Should Bust an Investing Myth

The biggest casualty of the postponed initial public offering for We Co., parent of the office-sharing business WeWork, isnt the company or its bankers. Its the myth that private markets are superior to public markets.Investors have long been told that the st… [+6742 chars]

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian National Bank

WASHINGTONThe U.S. has imposed sanctions on the Iranian national bank in the wake of attacks on Saudi oil facilities that the Trump administration has said were carried out by Iran, President Trump said Friday. Weve never done it at this level, Mr. Trump sai… [+794 chars]

‘You Don’t Have to Face It Alone.’ Hong Kong Protests Propelled by Hidden Support Network

HONG KONGMost nights, when Hong Kong fogs up with tear gas and black-shirted young protesters find themselves on the run from police, a middle-aged manager named Mr. Chan drives his silver Toyota four-door into the fray to ferry them home.After dropping off o… [+15534 chars]

A ‘Grassroots’ Campaign to Take Down Amazon Is Funded By Amazon’s Biggest Rivals

About 18 months ago a new nonprofit group called Free and Fair Markets Initiative launched a national campaign criticizing the business practices of one powerful company: Inc. AMZN -0.49%Free and Fair Markets accused Amazon of stifling competit… [+17040 chars]

Students Take to the Streets for Day of Action on Climate Change

Hundreds of thousands of students led a wave of rallies around the world to pressure governments to commit to tougher measures against climate change at the United Nations next week.The protests are designed in part to pressure governments into doing more to … [+5325 chars]

Brazil Announces Criminal Charges Against Vale Employees in Dam Collapse

BELO HORIZONTE, BrazilBrazilian police announced criminal charges against Vale SA and its German safety auditor, TÜV SÜD, over the miners dam collapse in January, the worlds most deadly disaster of its kind in more than half a century.In the first charges … [+1758 chars]

Mastering the Art of Impatience

Three a.m. phone calls are rarely welcome. A few have come my way over two decades of reporting, but the one that woke me in the summer of 2006 left a mark.I was staying at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, having flown in late the night before to cover a United Au… [+4668 chars]

Sales of Illicit Vaping Products Find Home Online

As concerns about the health hazards of vaping mount, a market for illicit cannabis-vaping products and the tools to create counterfeits is thriving online.On Instagram, users offer products ranging from cannabis oils to vaping devices and packaging materials… [+9967 chars]

Analysis: Powell’s Subtle Messaging to Trump on Trade Fight

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell s press conference this week carried a subtle message for President Trump: If youre worried about an economic slowdown, find a way to cool down the trade war.Mr. Powell, of course, didnt spell this out so explicitly.As has been h… [+3302 chars]