Down to the wire, U.S. and Canada keep talking about Nafta

Down to the wire, U.S. and Canada keep talking about Nafta
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks at a press conference August 31, 2018 at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC. – A free trade deal that is good for all three nations in the North American Free Trade Agreement is within reach, but will require flexibility in negotiations, Canada’s foreign minister said. The Canadian government has entered intensive weekend... Read More

Fans remember Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane (and Starship)

Fans remember Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane (and Starship)
American rock group Jefferson Airplane performs on stage at the Central Park bandshell, New York City, August 1969. L-R: Guitarist Paul Kantner, drummer Spencer Dryden, singer Grace Slick, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, singer Marty Balin. Marty Balin, who co-founded psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane in 1965 and helped steer it to fame, died Thursday at 76. Rolling Stone... Read More

NewsWatch: Elon Musk ‘rolling the dice’ and buying time by turning down SEC settlement

NewsWatch: Elon Musk ‘rolling the dice’ and buying time by turning down SEC settlement
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Buying time might be the best to hope for Tesla Inc. and Elon Musk as SEC swift and tough.action surprises experts. See full story. Republican leaders agree to delay final Kavanaugh vote to allow for FBI probe Senate Republican leaders agreed Friday to delay by as much as a week the final vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination... Read More

Economic Preview: With fresh payroll report will come more scrutiny of wage data

Economic Preview: With fresh payroll report will come more scrutiny of wage data
Workers assemble a Ford F-150 truck at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on September. Another jobs report, another close look at wages. The last jobs report was notable for what seemed to be evidence that, finally, America’s workers are seeing accelerating pay. That report showed average hourly earnings rising 2.9% in the 12 months ending August, as well as a... Read More

Top Oracle cloud exec Thomas Kurian leaving company

Top Oracle cloud exec Thomas Kurian leaving company
Buildings stand at the Oracle Corp. headquarters campus in Redwood City, California. One of Oracle Corp.’s top technical executives resigned on Friday, less than a month after he announced he was taking a leave of absence. Thomas Kurian, as president of product development at Oracle ORCL, -0.25%  , was leading efforts to grow the company’s cloud-computing business. But the technology... Read More

U.K. PM May’s party conference security flaws exposed personal details of government officials

U.K. PM May’s party conference security flaws exposed personal details of government officials
British Prime Minister Theresa May “I think people will see a really impressive conference all round this year” Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis That was U.K. Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis, speaking to Sky News about the Tories’ annual party conference before a columnist with the Guardian newspaper discovered that the conference app allowed anyone to log in as any... Read More

The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight, as this Reddit user discovered

The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight, as this Reddit user discovered
More Americans appear to be spending beyond their means. And as one Reddit user discovered, living that way for too long can make it difficult to get back on track. The Redditor, who goes by vitreous_luster, posted to the personal finance subreddit seeking help creating a budget for the first time. After working through his costs, he discovered that he... Read More

Women speak up less in college seminars—here’s why that matters

Women speak up less in college seminars—here’s why that matters
Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, was lauded for her calm under pressure, but some commentators also noted her modest, deferential manner. Throughout the proceedings on Thursday morning, she apologized for not remembering details from 36 years ago and frequently said she wanted to be “more helpful.” This instinct, sometimes... Read More