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Live Blog: Obama's Friday Press Conference -- Surveillance, Russia, Snowden and More - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
President Barack Obama gives his first press conference in months on Friday, in which he is expected to announce new measures to increase transparency on government surveillance programs, as well as answer questions on many contentious topics.
House Republicans issued a subpoena on Friday seeking to compel the Internal Revenue Service to hand over documents.
The U.S. Treasury extended the time it will suspend investments in a federal worker retiree fund until Oct. 11, a maneuver intended to allow the government to remain below the debt ceiling. Without the extension, it would have expired Friday.
Same-Sex Couples Face Higher Bar to Make Angel Investments - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
A group of startup attorneys, angel investors and entrepreneurs aims to expand the SEC’s definition of accredited investor to prevent discrimination of same-sex couples. The group says that despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriag
Gilas, the Philippine national basketball team, has benefactor, businessman Manuel Pangilinan - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
As Gilas, the Philippine national basketball team, starts its campaign to get back on the world stage, no one is more nervous than its main benefactor, businessman Manuel Pangilinan.
The Little Engine That Could has finally made it: Facebook stock closed at $38.05 today, the first time it has finished above the $38 mark since its troubled initial public offering May 18, 2012.
At Def Con, a hacker conference here in Las Vegas professional security researchers test the edges of the digital world, organizers are trying to teach youngsters they can use hacking for good.
Photos: This is How China Tries to Beat Its Worst Heatwave in 140 Years - China Real Time Report - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
China is suffering its worst heat wave in at least 140 years as temperatures have soared above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in at least 40 cities and counties. Here, images of the desperate lengths people have gone to cool off.
When you step back and look at the numbers, it becomes clear that Detroit is different. The mix of depopulation, economic shifts and racial problems that hit Detroit combined to create an unmatched set of trials – or at least unmatched for a city of its s
Picking the right Oscars host is a delicate operation. After runnning into trouble with "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane leading the show, the Academy Awards are taking a more family-friendly approach.Television host and comedian Ellen DeGene
Police chiefs and law-enforcement researchers respond to the continued use of response times as a measure of police effectiveness, saying the measures aren't standardized across cities and aren't particularly useful within cities, either.
As if all the histrionics among hedge-fund managers this year wasn't enough, add George Clooney to the mix.
Goodbye, Matt Smith. Hello, Peter Capaldi. The BBC announced that Scottish actor Peter Capaldi would be the newest star of the long-running sci-fi program “Doctor Who.”
Larry Summers, Janet Yellen - How Much Gravitas Do You Need to Run the Federal Reserve? - At Work - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
What is gravitas, and do you need it to run the Federal Reserve?
The surveillance state is cause for concern.
More than 1 in 3 Americans ages 18 to 34 live with their parents - the highest share in at least four decades. blogs.wsj.com
Despite the improving job market, 36% of young adults aged 18 to 31 are living in their parents’ homes, up from 34% in 2009 and the highest share in at least four decades, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.
National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander defended government collection of phone and Internet records, offering new details on how the programs have blocked terrorist activity.
Two Hedge Fund Managers Charged in Alleged $311 Million Fraud Case - Corruption Currents - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
Helmut Kiener controlled several hedge funds--including K1 Global Ltd. and K1 Invest--which he marketed to international investors, while John C. Tausche controlled several offshore hedge funds collectively called the Oceanus Funds.
"Occupy" protesters in Minneapolis were used as "guinea pigs" in a government drug research program, their lawyer told a federal magistrate judge this week.
That Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, is looking to sell his Hong Kong supermarket chain should come as no great surprise.