Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | For Chinese Raised in Prosperity, Shrugs in the Face of Layoffs Advertisement Supported by China Dispatch ByKeith Bradsher April 11, 2019 CHONGQING, China — Huang Lincai is a cheery 23-year-old with a lot of optimism — even though he recently lost his job. For nearly four years, he worked in one of the three cavernous Ford Motor assembly plants in Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in southwestern China with almost 20 million people. Every day, he spent long hours putting brake fluid into the Ford Focus compact cars that glided past on the assembly line. But with car sales plunging as the Chinese economy slows, Mr. Huang was laid off in January along with thousands of other workers at Ford’s factories, which are part of a joint venture with a Chongqing automaker. Far … [Read more...] about For Chinese Raised in Prosperity, Shrugs in the Face of Layoffs
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Denver Post sports writer Patrick Saunders posts his Rockies Mailbag every other week on Tuesdays during the season and once per month during the offseason. Pose a Rockies — or MLB — related question for the Rockies Mailbag. Hey Patrick! I’ve never loved Charlie Blackmon in center field. I’ve always seen him as sub-par defensively and would rather not see him burn himself out playing center in that huge outfield at Coors Field. I know Garrett Hampson is naturally an infielder but what are the odds they try him out in center and to utilize his crazy speed?— Blake Coulter, Littleton Blake, there certainly is a chance that Hampson gets a look in center field during spring training, but David Dahl also will get a shot, as well Ian Desmond, whom both general manager Jeff Bridich and manager Bud Black have said will move from first base to the outfield. Hampson remains in the running to replace DJ LeMahieu at second base, where he’ll be competing with Ryan … [Read more...] about Rockies Mailbag: Fans not impressed with lack of offseason moves from Bridich and Co.
Look, I love Saturday Night Live. Anyone who’s glanced at my long-running string of critiques against the show might argue otherwise, but I do love it. Not just in the fashionably detached way of having loved it as a kid and dunking on its current incarnation at any opportunity. (People who do that mostly tend just to miss being a kid.) I love the ongoing, ever-morphing messy enterprise of SNL. I laugh at least twice during even the subpar episodes, and with those I always keep in mind what a Sisyphean struggle it must be to throw together a state-of-the-art, up-to-the-minute hour of fresh sketch comedy each week. I love the show, truly. And I think you have to love the show in order to be let down by it on the almost existential level I was last night. This week’s James McAvoy-hosted SNL was a textbook depiction of everything the show gets wrong these days, its glimmers of promise only reminding one of what the show can be when it doesn’t get in its own way. Things … [Read more...] about Roger Stone, the Bachelor, and Charmin reveal that SNL can’t stop getting in its own way
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | U.S. Charges 2 With Hacking Into S.E.C. System in Stock-Trading Scheme Supported by ByMatthew Goldstein Jan. 15, 2019 Companies use the Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate filing system to share market-moving news with investors and the public. Getting an early peek at those filings would be very helpful to a thief. That was the motivation for two computer hackers who tried to penetrate the system, known as Edgar, according to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday by federal prosecutors in New Jersey. The authorities charged two men, both of whom are believed to be Ukranian nationals, in a scheme to hack into the commission’s database and steal secret information that they either could trade on or sell to others. Prosecutors said that by hacking into the Edgar system, the men, Artem … [Read more...] about U.S. Charges 2 With Hacking Into S.E.C. System in Stock-Trading Scheme
By Christopher M. Matthews WSJ Sun., Jan. 13, 2019 When EQT Corp. agreed to buy Rice Energy Inc. for $6.7 billion a little over a year ago to create the country’s largest natural gas producer, it promised that the combined company would be able to make more by spending less. Those promises have so far fallen flat, and what many cheered as one of the first deals in a hoped-for wave of consolidation among shale companies is turning out to be a cautionary tale, demonstrating that in fracking, bigger isn’t always better. EQT shares have plunged around 42%—accounting for EQT’s spinoff of its pipeline business in November—since the deal closed in late 2017, as the efficiencies executives envisioned have failed to materialize. The two Appalachian shale drillers’ combined market value has lost about $4 billion since the deal was announced in June 2017, factoring in the spinoff. The union officially turned acrimonious last month, when … [Read more...] about The Merger That Made a U.S. Gas Giant Is Failing