wsj.com — Some CBS Corp. directors are concerned that recent leaks from the investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by the broadcaster’s former chief executive, Leslie Moonves, could result in legal exposure for the company or people found to have failed to prevent the disclosures, people familiar with the situation say.
wsj.com — Two New York City peace officers were placed on modified duty Monday after they forced a woman holding a 1-year-old to the ground at a city agency’s office and removed the boy from her arms with the help of New York Police Department officers, city officials said. The two peace officers work for the city’s Human Resources Administration, and at the time of the incident were assigned to a Brooklyn office that administers food stamps, according to city officials.
wsj.com — Subway riders should notice faster travel times in the coming months, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials announced Monday. Transit officials said they are raising speed limits at dozens of locations and fixing hundreds of faulty timers that have forced train drivers to go slower than speed limits allow.
wsj.com — A unit of Olympus Corp. agreed to pay $85 million to resolve allegations from the U.S. Justice Department relating to a medical device widely used in hospitals that was linked to so-called superbug infections. Olympus Medical Systems Corp. pleaded guilty in a Newark, N.J., federal courtroom to three counts of distributing misbranded medical devices.
wsj.com — Britain’s miserable Brexit debate took another bad turn on Monday when Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a vote on her withdrawal agreement with the European Union. At this late date there still is no consensus in Parliament on whether or how to proceed—and most of the ideas lawmakers are floating are bad in one way or another.
wsj.com — White House chief of staff John Kelly in June. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press There are many unpleasant jobs in the world, but somebody has to do them. One is being Donald Trump’s chief of staff, and so as he prepares to be liberated from White House bondage this month, John Kelly deserves the nation’s gratitude. Mr. Trump on Saturday announced the former general’s departure “at the end of the year,” after the typical death by a thousand White House whispers.
wsj.com — Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most-streamed song from the pre-streaming era and the most-streamed classic rock song of all time, according to Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group. Released in 1975, the song made for an unlikely smash hit. At six minutes long, it is twice as long as a typical pop song and shifts musical gears repeatedly, from sensitive ballad to operatic drama to hard-rock anthem.
wsj.com — Almost everywhere you turn these days, someone is claiming that capitalism is facing an existential crisis. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who will soon be a congresswoman from New York, declares that our “no-holds-barred Wild West hypercapitalism” is on the way out.
wsj.com — The same driving forces have propelled every strong American economic recovery since World War II: a sustained rise in business investment and increases in new-home building. The resulting increases in the demand for credit have driven up interest rates. As the current recovery builds and extraordinarily low interest rates normalize, the economy will begin to feel for the first time the effects of the unparalleled borrowing of the past decade.
wsj.com — Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto I burst out laughing when I read the rejection letter. I’d sent a TV news station a cover letter, a video of my reporting work, and a photo of myself with Gerald Ford. The letter began: “Dear Mr. Siegel.” I hadn’t been mistaken for male since I was 5. That time, I was in the park and a woman instructed my elder sister: “Tell the little boy to stop picking the leaves.” I’ve avoided short haircuts ever since.