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GLOBE NEWS · THE WAL STREET JOURNAL-Big Banks Cut Back on Small Business The biggest banks in the U.S. are making far fewer loans to small businesses than they did a decade ago, ceding market share to alternative lenders that charge significantly higher rates.

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Big Banks Cut Back on Small Business

The biggest banks in the U.S. are making far fewer loans to small businesses than they did a decade ago, ceding market share to alternative lenders that charge significantly higher rates. in a day

Paris Plot Hatched in Plain Sight

The terrorists’ operation hinged on their ability to use the tools of everyday modern life to lay out the groundwork for the massacre in the French capital. in a day

Russia, Turkey Extend Feud Over Jet Shootdown

Two days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, Moscow ordered tougher checks on Turkish food imports, taking aim at the country’s economy. 359in 21 hours

Paris Climate Talks Face High Barriers and High Hopes

Amid France’s security clampdown, negotiators must bridge a rift between industrialized countries and poorer countries demanding financial help for carbon limits that could hamper their development. in a day

2050: DEMOGRAPHIC DESTINY

Asia Struggles for a Solution to Its ‘Missing Women’ Problem

South Korea has turned the tide on a demographic imbalance threatening economic growth and social structures, a transformation that offers important lessons for China and India. in 17 hours

China to Build Naval Hub in Djibouti

China plans to build its first overseas naval installation in the East African nation, expanding the geographical reach of its armed forces as Beijing seeks to protect its economic and security interests abroad. in 20 hours

Audi Engines Implicated in Emissions Scandal

Engines from Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi have been implicated in the German car maker’s emissions crisis, leading the unit to suspend two engineers suspected of rigging engines to cheat emissions tests. in a day

Best Tech Gifts 2015: Our Favorite Gadgets

After reviewing hundreds of gadgets this year, Geoffrey A. Fowler and Joanna Stern made a list of stuff they’d actually buy for loved ones—or even themselves.

Raspberry Pi Rolls Out $5 Computer

The Raspberry Pi Foundation, a U.K.-based nonprofit that makes cheap, bare-necessities computer processors, on Thursday released its cheapest product yet: a $5 computer called Pi Zero. in 14 hours

GEAR & GADGETS

Magic-Trick Apps to Unleash Your Inner David Blaine

So you want to be a digital magician? These spellbinding apps for iPhone and Android smartphones can help you master the art of illusion.

Chinese Drone Maker Plows Into Agriculture

China’s SZ DJI Technology is setting its sights on the agriculture industry with the launch of a crop sprayer that will test whether farming is fertile ground for drone technology. in a day

Gas Driller Hits a Gusher—and Sinks Its Own Stock

A big find typically would send an energy company’s stock surging, but in an industry awash in the commodity, it is having the opposite effect of pushing down share prices. in 13 hours

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Brazilian Banking Star Is Arrested

The arrest of Brazilian billionaire André Esteves has caused unease among clients of his firm, BTG Pactual, the country’s biggest independent investment bank. in a day

China’s Stock-Market Regulator Is Investigating Citic Securities

The move is an escalation of an existing probe into irregularities at the country’s biggest brokerage. in 17 hours

Hazardous Jet Landings Are Rare, but Pilot Reporting Lags

More than 200 landing approaches made by commercial airliners over the past 15 years—a tiny portion of total flights—prompted collision warnings, yet most weren’t reported by pilots.

Chesapeake’s Boss Faces Tall Order

Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler has spent the past two years trying to turn around an icon of the U.S. energy boom in turmoil financially, operationally and culturally. in 20 hours

Pope Calls for Action Against Extremism, Climate Change

Pope Francis addressed Islamic extremism in Africa while in Kenya, deploring violence perpetrated in the name of God and warning of “catastrophic” consequences if world leaders fail to address climate change. 78in 21 hours

Brazil Dam’s Failure Spread Toxic Waste, U.N. Report Says

An avalanche of mud unleashed by a massive dam failure in Brazil earlier this month contained “high levels of toxic heavy metals and other toxic chemicals,” a pair of United Nations experts said. in 6 hours

Russian Defense Industry Hits Speed Bumps

The Russian military has shown off its new fighting power during its airstrikes in Syria, but at home parts of the military-industrial complex are faltering. in a day

Myanmar Hoping U.S. Will Lift Sanctions

Anticipation is rising among blacklisted Myanmar companies and American business groups that the U.S. will ease economic sanctions, following positive reviews from Washington of recent elections. in a day

From Petty Criminal to Europe’s Most Wanted

The portrait emerging of Salah Abdeslam, a fugitive suspect in the Paris attacks, is of a young man who drifted through life and dabbled in petty crime before becoming more radicalized. in 1 hour

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ADVENTURE & TRAVEL

The Best Private-Island Vacations for Every Budget—Even Yours!

With private-island getaways available for every taste and pocketbook, you don’t have to be a Silicon Valley success story to indulge your Crusoe fantasies. Here, a guide to 12 winning options. in 2 hours

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