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Wall Street Journal Archives - Page 1185 of 1260 -

At Europe’s Doorstep, a Fierce War Against TB

December 31, 2012 |

Estonia’s aggressiveness—and only recently, its success—in turning the corner against drug-resistant tuberculosis offers one of the few bright spots globally as the ancient plague mutates into new and more deadly forms. What’s News Europe

Congress Meets Cliff’s Edge

December 31, 2012 |

Senate negotiations to craft a bipartisan budget deal proceeded in chaotic fits and starts Sunday, raising new questions about whether Congress would be able to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff. What’s News Asia

Advertisers Fret Over Fiscal Cliff

December 30, 2012 |

Automatic tax increases that will go into effect if Congress doesn’t reach a compromise budget deal are likely to worsen the already weak outlook for ad spending in 2013. US Business

Putin Signs Ban on U.S. Adoptions

December 30, 2012 |

President Vladimir Putin Friday signed into a law a controversial ban on adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens, ordering his government to take a range of steps to make it easier for Russians to adopt orphans. What’s News Europe

Pearson Acquires Stake in Nook Unit

December 30, 2012 |

Publishing and education company Pearson agreed to invest $ 89.5 million for a 5% stake in Barnes & Noble’s digital-business unit. US Business

Negotiators Avert Strike in Port Talks

December 30, 2012 |

Negotiators averted a potential longshoremen strike that would have halted container cargo at U.S. ports from Boston to Houston, agreeing to a contract extension that came too late for some retailers. US Business

Flying Is Safest Since Dawn of Jet Age

December 30, 2012 |

Deadly jetliner crashes are at their lowest since the mid-1960s. But turboprops remain less safe and parts of Africa and Latin America face safety problems. US Business

Deal Would Do Little To Shrink Deficit

December 30, 2012 |

The last-minute tax and spending deal being discussed in the Senate would do little to reduce the deficit, and could actually expand it, leaving difficult choices until next year. US Business

Spain Buries Itself In Unpaid Bills

December 29, 2012 |

Local governments across Spain have been paying their suppliers’ bills months behind schedule, forcing companies to help shoulder the financial woes of the Spanish government. What’s News Europe

Italian Jobless Benefits Change in New Year

December 29, 2012 |

While Italy’s departing emergency government has drawn heat for new legislation seen as weakening employment protection, in the long run it may be remembered for giving the country’s workers a broader welfare net cast along the lines of other advanced economies. What’s News Europe