Why Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise and How the U.S. Can Fight Them | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency, victim losses are skyrocketing, and hackers are shifting their targets. WSJ’s Dustin Volz explains why these attacks are on the rise and what the U.S. can do to fight them. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video…

Are Sale-Leasebacks a Good Idea? Some May Never Be Homeowners Again | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. As rental-home investors around the U.S. snap up single-family houses, some investors are buying homes through sale-leaseback transactions, which offer struggling homeowners a way to pay off debt while staying in their home. But many experts worry they may never be homeowners again. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit…

Takeaways From Biden-Putin Summit: Atmospherics vs. Substance | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Two themes emerged Wednesday in the meeting between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib breaks down the atmospherics and the substance from their first summit. Photo illustration: Todd Johnson More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video…

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza After Tensions in Jerusalem | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Israel’s military carried out airstrikes in Gaza after Hamas militants launched incendiary balloons into Israel in response to a right-wing nationalist march in Jerusalem. WSJ’s Felicia Schwartz reports as the flare-up tests Israel’s new government. Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the…

Tesla Revamps High-End Sedan With Model S Plaid | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. After months of delays, Tesla introduced its redesigned Model S luxury sedan to potential customers. The upgraded electric vehicle, priced starting around $130,000, is meant to jolt interest in an increasingly crowded market. Photo: Tesla More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On…

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey: 10 Big Changes to Your Apple Device | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Apple announced features for the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS and MacOS in its two-hour virtual WWDC 2021 keynote, using words like “great,” “amazing” and “best” dozens of times. WSJ’s Joanna Stern determined the actual “best” features headed to your devices this fall. Photo illustration: Adele Morgan/The Wall Street Journal…

Why Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Calls for Highway Teardowns | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. President Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for non-traditional projects like the removal of some highways. What Democrats want for cities like Baltimore says a lot about the President’s goals in the next wave of development. Photo: Carlos Waters/WSJ More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/…

Beyond Tesla: Driverless Startups Promise Next-Level Autonomous Vehicles | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. While Tesla and others already offer assisted-driving features, startups Waymo, Cruise, TuSimple and Aurora are betting their autonomous vehicles will make driving a thing of the past. WSJ asked them about safety and other challenges they face. Photo composite: George Downs More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit…

How Israel’s Iron Dome Works 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and mortars. During the recent conflict, it has been used to destroy more than 200 rockets bound for Israeli cities. Here’s how it works. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit…

China’s Zhurong Rover Lands on Mars | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. China’s Zhurong rover successfully landed on Mars early Saturday, according to Chinese state media, marking a milestone in the country’s ambitious space program. China is the third nation after the U.S. and the Soviet Union to land on the red planet. Photo illustration: Beijing Aerospace Control Center More from the Wall…

The Cannabis Industry Has a Cash Problem. But That Could Change | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Cannabis companies in the U.S. lack access to banking and other financial services because the drug is federally illegal. That could change through new legislation or thanks to broader legalization efforts backed by the Democratically-controlled Senate. Photo Illustration: Laura Kammermann More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the…

What Would a Vaccine Passport Look Like? | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Startups, governments and nonprofits are racing to create so-called “vaccine passports,” or digital health passes aimed at helping people travel and safely move around in public. WSJ explains what it would take to get a global digital health pass system off the ground. Illustration: Zoë Soriano More from the Wall Street…

How India’s Covid Surge Affects the Global Vaccine Supply | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. India has put vaccine distribution to other countries on hold as the country battles the world’s fastest-growing Covid-19 surge. The delay in distribution is hampering the global vaccination effort. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/…

Your Coffee Is Getting More Expensive. Here’s Why | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Coffee prices are heating up, and experts say an even bigger price hike could be coming. WSJ explains the web of economic forces that help determine the cost of coffee. Illustration: Mallory Brangan/WSJ More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/…

Apple’s Craig Federighi Explains iOS 14.5’s Privacy Features | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. The latest update to the iPhone’s operating system features a new privacy feature called App Tracking Transparency. WSJ’s Joanna Stern spoke exclusively with Apple’s Craig Federighi about the decisions behind the feature, as well as Apple’s interest in mixed reality—and the possibility he’ll replace Tim Cook as CEO. Photo illustration: Alex…

Why China Is Considering Mixing Covid-19 Vaccines | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Chinese Covid-19 vaccines offer relatively low levels of protection compared with some of their foreign rivals. Here is why China is joining other countries in considering mixing and matching vaccines as a key to overcoming multiple vaccination challenges at once. Illustration: Ksenia Shaikhutdinova More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com:…

John Kerry Interview: Governments, Private Sector Must Collaborate on Climate | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. In an interview with WSJ’s Timothy Puko, U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry explains the roles he’d like to see the private sector and countries play in fighting climate change. Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video…

How the Pandemic Made Lumber America’s Hottest Commodity | WSJ 0 (0)

From Wall Street Journal. Demand for lumber has skyrocketed during the pandemic, sending prices to all-time highs. This video explains what’s driving the lumber boom, who’s profiting, and why those growing the trees aren’t reaping the benefits. Illustration: Liz Ornitz/WSJ More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video…