Pelosi Scrambles to Recover Standing After Sex Harass Fumble

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) finally exhibited the leadership Thursday that she urged Congress to embrace Wednesday when she called on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from office days after he began fielding sexual harassment allegations. Pelosi took her stand on the same day that Conyers was admitted…

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Mick Mulvaney Looks for More Trump Appointees to Help Him ‘Refocus’ Consumer Bureau

Interim Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that he wants to bring more Trump political appointees on board at the agency as he pores over its books and considers halting dozens of pending cases targeting businesses. “We’re trying to get help over here,” Mr. Mulvaney told The…

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Smartphone Market Seeing Steady Growth, as Bigger Screens Dominate


The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as “phablets,” a market tracker said Wednesday. A report by the research firm IDC said phablets — with displays larger than 5.5 inches (14 centimeters)…

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Lost Hard Drive Contained an Estimated $108 Million Worth of Bitcoin

A British convert to virtual currency Bitcoin, whose value has in recent days topped $11,000, had mixed feelings Wednesday as he contemplated a portfolio ostensibly worth $108 million — but beyond his grasp. James Howells was an early convert to the technology long before Bitcoin, dubbed “digital gold,” became all…

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