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Protests in Libya, Iran, Bahrain
Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and Iran are hit by popular protests inspired by the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
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No Easy Love for Philippine Presidents
In the Philippines, a tropical nation that often seems to be in love with the idea of being in love, people have long been fascinated with their leaders' love lives.
Borders Files for Bankruptcy
Take a look back at the bookseller's history.
Facebook's Growing Ambitions
With more than 600 million global users, Facebook's growing ambitions are disrupting the businesses of established companies like Yahoo and Google. See key dates in the history of the social network.
Budget Crunching
The Obama administration Monday released its budget request for the 2012 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2011.
Dangerous Neighborhood
Beijing's rapid military expansion is driving a new arms race in Asia, and many of China's neighbors are on a buying spree.
The Long Rivalry
China passed Japan in 2010 to become the world's second-largest economy after the U.S.
Muni Market Woe
Municipal-bond investors are concerned about some states' ability to pay their debts. This map reflects perceived risks on 10-year general-obligation bonds for states versus AAA rated 10-year muni bonds.
Escalating Problem
A lengthy investigation following Toyota recalls in 2009 and 2010 finds that engine electronics played no role in sudden acceleration incidents. Track recent history between Toyota and the NHTSA.
Housing Declines Again
U.S. home values posted their largest quarterly decline since the first quarter of 2009, falling 2.6% as the temporary stimulus of the home buyer tax credits wore off, according to Zillow. See region-specific data.
AOL to Acquire Huffington Post
AOL plans to acquire the Huffington Post for $315 million. See a timeline of key dates for both companies.
Journal Photographers Report from Cairo
An audio slideshow from Egypt with photographer Peter van Agtmael.
Vote for Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads
From first dates to babies, from dogs to Clydesdales, which Super Bowl ads scored for you? Which fumbled?
Protests Wrack Cairo
Since late January, antigovernment demonstrators have swarmed the streets of Cairo, calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down and at times clashing with the president's supporters. Much of the action has centered on Tahrir Square.
Madoff Lawsuit Court Papers
See documents of a $6.4 billion lawsuit filed in federal bankruptcy court that claims J.P. Morgan bankers abetted Ponzi-scheme financier Bernard Madoff.
The Costs of Congestion
The annual costs per commuter caused by traffic congestion, in hours, fuel and dollars.
Compensation at Wall Street Firms
Compare year-to-year compensation and benefits at 25 of the largest Wall Street firms.
Egypt's Strongman
Take a look back at Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's career.
Key Players in Egypt
See some of the important government and opposition figures.
Undocumented Immigrants (2000 - 2010)
The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. stabilized at about 11 million in 2010. See estimates since 2000.
The Path to Change
A look at key parts of the health-care overhaul and when they go into effect.
Parsing a Risk-Disclosure Form
A finance professor and the president of a financial-services firm translate the language in a currency-trading disclosure form and highlight the risks.
Regional Upheaval
A succession of rallies and demonstrations, in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and Algeria have been inspired directly by the popular outpouring of anger that toppled Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. See some of the key events in these uprisings.
Japanese Politicians Sent to Court
The indictment of Ichiro Ozawa, one of the most influential and polarizing figures in Japanese politics in the past quarter century, parallels the fate of two of his powerful mentors felled by criminal charges, Kakuei Tanaka and Shin Kanemaru. See Japan's top politicians who were indicted or arrested.
Stanley Ho Passed On Power
Stanley Ho has a complicated family tree, which includes four women who he and others refer to as his wives.
Closing Post Offices
The U.S. Postal Service is hoping to ramp up a cost-cutting program that is already eliciting yelps of pain around the country. See a list of 491 offices it said it was closing starting at the end of 2010
Unearthly Wonders
So far, astronomers have discovered 519 planets orbiting around stars beyond our own solar system. Many of these alien worlds confound conventional theories of planet formation and solar system development.
Cookie Jamboree
Test your knowledge and identify the Girl Scout cookies -- and one imposter!
Deep in the Red
S&P; cited Japan's big deficits and aging population for its downgrade. See measures of the government's financial health.
Hong Kong's Banker Migration
An interactive graphic showing where some of Hong Kong's top banking professionals came from and went to over the last year.
Feeling the Heat: Global Inflation
Consumer prices are moving unevenly across the world. See inflation rates across 50 countries.
The Dow Breaks Through 12000
The Dow industrials rose above the 12000 mark for the first time in almost three years.
Getting in Trouble
See state and local budgets as a percent of U.S. GDP, 1961-2008.
Guess Who's Coming to Davos
Read more about a selection of participants at this year's World Economic Forum.
Australian Open 2011
An interactive comparative look at the performance of the final eight on the men's and women's side -- from aces and winners to errors and double faults -- at this year's Australian Open.
Speech Patterns
Review the main topics and words used in President Obama's addresses to Congress in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The State of the Union Is...
Each year, the president delivers to a joint session of Congress what has become known as the State of the Union address. What would you say this year?
Science Test Scores
See where students performed higher or lower than the national average, or not significantly different from the national average, on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress science test.
Emanuel Aims at City Hall
See some key dates in Rahm Emanuel's campaign for mayor of Chicago.
Terror in Russia
See a timeline of terrorist acts in Russia since 1999.
Stanley Ho's Gambling Empire
Stanley Ho, the aging casinos magnate of Macau, has divided his vast gambling empire among rival factions of his sprawling family. See a timeline of the business.
Google's Executive Bench
Google's unexpected shake-up marks a major test for its co-founder, Larry Page, and of its executive bench. Meet the key players.
Mafia Crackdown
Read about significant arrests and trials of organized-crime figures.
Pulse of the Poll
See results from The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, including Obama's approval rating since the start of his term.
Steve Jobs Through the Years
Apple chief Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence. Take a look at some key dates for Apple and Mr. Jobs over the years.
Pictures Within Pictures
Taking a photograph that truly represents a work of art is a painstaking task. But in the world of million-dollar art, accuracy is key because surprises are never welcome. See how a pro does it.
Into the Closet
Barbara Savage-Schiller of Los Angeles spent $75,000 to convert an extra bedroom into this 350-square-foot closet in 2009. See the closet's amenities, including wall-to-wall displays of her 520 pairs of shoes, a silver ottoman, and a rotating spiral rack.
A New Gold Rush
While Africa's resource wealth continues to lure the bulk of foreign investment, the rise of a new consumer class is starting to shift the balance. See country-by-country data on foreign investment, GDP and more.
Africa's New Wealth
The resource-rich African continent has long been a battlefield for foreign companies vying to extract and export. Now, there's a scramble to sell in Africa itself. See a timeline of foreign investment.
Beige Book Notes Moderate Strength
Check reports of economic conditions in your district.
Unemployment Rates, a Detailed Look
In 2010, the Labor Dept. tracked unemployment rates for more than 500 occupations--from travel agents (11% unemployed) to taxi drivers (10.7%). See how each occupation stacks up.
Australia's Flood Crisis
Australian authorities warned Tuesday that the death toll from massive flooding in the state of Queensland could increase dramatically as continuing heavy rains hamper rescue efforts and add to the economic impact in the coal-mining region.
Earnings: Now Reporting
Track the performances of 150 companies as they report and compare their results with analyst estimates. Sort by reporting date and industry.
Victims in Giffords Shooting
Six people died in the shooting that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically injured. Learn more about them.
Political Targets
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is not the first member of Congress to be attacked while in office. Take a look back at some prominent political shootings involving members of Congress.
NFL Playoff Dossiers
See a statistical analysis of the eight teams still standing, plus the Journal's Reed Albergotti talks to 10 NFL players about how to beat them.
Sudan's Tumultuous History
Southern Sudanese are expected to vote Sunday to secede from the Muslim north, which controls the country. Read about key events in the country's turbulent political history.
Leaving the Administration
See who's departing President Barack Obama's administration.
Gritty or Wimpy? Test Yourself
Answer six simple questions to see if you have the tough American spirit the nation prides itself on.
A Shaky Power Center
The U.S. Senate is the last bastion of Democratic power in the new Congress, but it will be a sometimes-shaky platform for President Barack Obama's agenda as his party navigates political currents that have turned sharply against them. Meet some of the key players.
Capitol's Age Pyramid
The 111th Congress, which convened in 2009, is among the oldest in U.S. history. See detailed data since 1948 by Congress, house and party.
Earthquakes, Floods, Riots
WSJ editors pick the best photos of the year organized by category, date and location. These photos represent the key moments and defining images of the news in 2010.
Words of the Year
A trove of intriguing terms that starred in the news in 2010 could barely wriggle their way into 2009 coverage. Words like luge, robo-signer and jeggings registered spikes in usage.
Vote: Which word has the best staying power?
What Happened When?
Match 2010's key events with the month in which they took place.
People to Watch in 2011
See nine people to watch this year in politics, finance, sports and more.
The Dow Industrials in 2010
U.S. blue chips ended the year up solidly, climbing above the point they were at before Lehman Brothers' collapse, but the ride there was anything but smooth.
A 2010 Stew: Oil Spill, Potash, iPads
Take our highly selective quiz about key -- and off-key -- corporate events of 2010.
2011 Euro-Zone Outlook
The euro-zone economy is expected to expand mildly through 2011, aided by a recovery in global demand. But forecasts are overshadowed by the government debt crisis. See how member nations stack up.
Boehner's Career
House Minority Leader John Boehner, a 10-term Ohio congressman and the Republicans' leader in the House, expects to be the next Speaker, riding a tea-party wave that gave the GOP control of the House.
The New House Leaders
A look at Republican lawmakers who will take the reins of key House committees in the 112th Congress.
Khodorkovsky's Rise and Fall
A Moscow court said tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was guilty of embezzling and laundering tens of billions of dollars from OAO Yukos. Take a look at the rise and fall of Mr. Khodorkovsky.
Israel's Gas Bonanza
A string of recent large offshore natural gas discoveries, and the likelihood that more will follow, has triggered a gas rush in Israel that could transform the historically energy poor country into a hydrocarbon heavyweight.
Corporate Tax Rates: U.S. & Abroad
Corporate tax rates vary substantially around the world, and many big economies have lower rates than the U.S. See a table of more than 20 nations' rates.
Counting Americans
See state-by-state population and House seats, over time.
Unrest in the Ivory Coast
Thousands are fleeing the Ivory Coast as tensions continue to rise in the West African country after a delayed and then disputed presidential election. Review recent key dates.
Google's Holiday Doodles
While some companies are hesitant to mess with their logos, Google has consistently changed its doodle. See a sampling of Google holiday doodles over the years.
BCS Rundown 2011
Full analysis of the five Bowl Championship Series games, including insights from the Journal's Darren Everson and key stats to watch.
Top 10 N.Y. Houses of the Day
As the end of the year approaches, N.Y. House of the Day has been featuring this year's top 10 homes from the Greater New York region. Select your favorite home.
The Nation's Unemployed
Unemployment rates were little changed in most states in November, as a recovery in the labor market remained sluggish across the country.
Still Going West
The U.S.'s population is growing more slowly but still shifting to the South and West. See regional distribution over time.
Fusion by The Numbers
See hospitals' case counts and total Medicare reimbursements for spine fusion, 2004-2008.
Two Decades of Arms-Control Negotiations
The New START accord would resume on-site inspections of U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons facilities that were suspended a year ago, when the original START expired. See key dates in recent history of arm treaties.
Weathering the Storm: the Top 5 Cities for Finance
The U.S. finance industry has shed 419,000 jobs since Lehman went bust, but the crisis hit a few cities like Miami and Detroit particularly hard. Meanwhile, some metro areas, including Phoenix and St. Louis, maintained relatively robust ranks of bankers and investors.
Drug Crime in Mexico
Mexico's drug war has claimed more than 31,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon took office and intensified a crackdown on cartels in late 2006. Track the increasing violence in an interactive map.
Taxpayers in the Balance
Comparing what a sampling of filers would owe under the pending tax legislation and what they would have paid if current tax rates and other temporary patches were allowed to expire.
Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire
How much does that buzzing in your ear bother you? Answer questions in a clinical questionnaire to see how severe the condition might be.
Modest Growth
See research and development spending by industry in the U.S.
It's Math Time for Shoppers
See how well you understand some of the types of deals retailers use during the holiday season.
Growing Old in the Gulf
See when major existing Gulf installations were built and view platforms owned by major operators.
America Shops: U.S. Retail Sales
Since the start of the recession in 2007, U.S. consumer spending has taken a hit. Track adjusted estimates of spending, based on data from the monthly and annual Retail Trade Survey and administrative records.
In Deep: Underwater Borrowers
See the percentage of homeowners who have negative equity in their homes or owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, by state.
Tale of Two Markets
Map of metropolitan areas that have lost occupied office space in the suburbs since early 2009 while gaining occupancy downtown.
The Madoff Case: A Timeline
Key events in the case of disgraced financier Bernard L. Madoff.
Offshore-Drilling Incidents
Data from regulators around the world suggest that after years of improvement, the offshore-drilling industry's safety record declined over the past two years. See recent catastrophes and near-misses.
Scandals Threaten Indian Politicians
Corruption has become a hot political topic once again in India, with three politicians resigning in the past month and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh facing criticism from the Supreme Court for failing to act faster to address irregularities in the granting of telecom spectrum.
Broad Spectrum
The scandal in India over the allocation of bandwidth licenses, which led to the resignation of telecommunications minister last month, set off more than a dozen police raids Wednesday. See key events in this saga.
Activist Laureates
See advocates for political change who have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Insider-Trading Investigation: A Primer
A vast insider-trading investigation kicked into high gear as federal authorities charged one employee of an expert-network firm with conspiring to leak confidential information and raided three hedge-fund firms.
Parsing a 990 Tax Form
Use this IRS draft of the 2010 version of the 990 form, which nonprofits fill out, to see highlighted areas that donors should check before they give to charity.
Debt Debate
See more on the deficit-reduction commission's proposals
Violence in the Niger Delta
Violence in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta dropped after a government-sponsored amnesty program. However, some groups remain armed in the delta's winding creeks.
U.S. Unemployment: A Historical View
Track the national unemployment rate since 1948.
Continental Divide
Compare the euro-zone countries by bond yields, GDP growth, debt, deficit and more
Charles Rangel: Dates of a Scandal
House investigators have laid out a series of ethics accusations against Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel. See key dates on the case.
Enemy of the State
China's oil industry was undergoing a tumultuous period as Xue Feng, a Shaanxi province-born, naturalized American geologist, began his career as a "scout" for Colorado-based IHS Inc., and ultimately was convicted in Beijing for stealing Chinese national secrets.
U.S. Auto Sales Since 2005
Sales of light cars and trucks by Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda, month by month since 2005.
Beige Book: Economy Keeps Improving
The economy continued to improve, on balance, from mid-October to mid-November, but the housing market remained subdued.
Explore the Legacy of Bruce Lee
In the decades after his death, Bruce Lee has become a cult-movie legend and a vibrant cultural force.
A Timeline of WikiLeaks
The controversial website WikiLeaks argues the cause of openness in leaking classified or confidential documents. See some key releases, legal battles and other significant moments in the history of the website and its founder, Julian Assange.
Wikileaks: Quotes from Leaked U.S. Cables
The publication of a quarter-million sensitive diplomatic cables Sunday exposed years of U.S. foreign-policy maneuvering. Read quotes from some of the leaked documents.
Four Years of Legal Battles
While Monday's court ruling spares Thailand immediate political uncertainty, political analysts say it may anger members of the opposition "red-shirt" movement.
Unorthodox Thinkers
A complex-systems expert, an economics professor and a psychoanalyst are working to shape new-economic models after the recession.
Ahmadinejad Over the Years
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has had an uneasy relationship with parliament since his election in 2006, but the differences escalated in his second term, when lawmakers refused to approve three of his cabinet nominees. See key dates of his presidency.
Brand Translation
Match companies to their self-descriptions in a quiz.
A History of Phorm
Read more about the development of Phorm, a company pitching deep packet inspection tracking technology.
How Grateful Are You?
See where you stand on the gratitude scale, with one popular measure researchers use.
Ireland's Debt Crisis
Ireland has applied for tens of billions in bailout money from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The Irish rescue marks the latest escalation in Europe's effort to keep its 16-member common currency from unraveling.
A History of Korean Tensions
A detailed timeline of the recent skirmishes between North and South Korea.
Cord-Cutting Avoids Biggest Cities
For the first time since the dawn of cable TV, the number of U.S. households paying for TV subscriptions is falling, marking a potential turning point in the TV business.
Unspent Stimulus Dollars
Republicans have pledged to cancel unspent stimulus dollars when they retake control of the House of Representatives in January. Review details on what might be left on the table.
Mexico's War on Drugs
Review key events in the fight to break the grip of Mexico's drug cartels.
Mexico's Drug Killings
Nearly 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence since 2006, according to the government, with northern border states experiencing the worst of the violence.
Following the Polls
Pick your own answers to the new WSJ/NBC News poll questions and see how you line up with the poll respondents.
Cutting Back: Europe's Financial Crisis
Gripped by the worst post-war financial crisis on record, the euro zone has found a new buzzword: "austerity." Over the past nine months, Journal reporter Andy Jordan has visited each embattled euro-zone country.
Seoul's Conclusion
In the communique, Group of 20 leaders said they will develop indicators to measure economic imbalances, but delayed until next year the contentious work of defining problems they have vowed to address.
Election 2010: Full Results by State
Track state-by-state results at the district and county levels for House, Senate and governors' races. Also, access full lower-level race data.
Exit Polls: Casting Ballots in 2010 and 2008
In midterm elections Nov. 2, voters handed control of the House of Representatives to the Republican Party. See how race, gender, key issues and other factors affected voters' choices and compare to 2008 presidential exit polls.
The New House
Compare results of the 2010 midterm election to the 2008 House of Representatives and see how economics and the health-care vote may have affected mood in some races.
From Icon to Bankruptcy
See the history of General Motors.
Pricing Medicare's Codes
Committees tied to the American Medical Association have a strong influence on the process the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use to identify, and assign payment values to, doctors' services.
Myanmar Election 2010
Myanmar will go to the polls for the first time in 20 years. This multimedia project explores what changes, if any, this election could bring to the country.
Investment Banking Scorecard
The Wall Street Journal and Dealogic have created a new, comprehensive scorecard for the investment banking industry. The new interactive graphic keeps a running tally of investment-banking revenues by product, region, and bank.
Google's Widening Reach
Google, a company with vast pools of data about its users, is moving into the world of highly targeted ads. See how Google has changed its collection and use of data.
Past Features
For graphics published after mid-April 2010, run a regular archive search. Earlier graphics: first-quarter 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, or 2004 and earlier.
Top World Images
Photos of the Day
In today's pictures, children seek shelter from the rain in Pakistan, Ugandans support a presidential candidate, skydivers get into formation in Arizona and more.
Photos
China Celebrates Lantern Festival
China's Lantern Festival falls on Thursday in the Year of Rabbit. People watch lanterns, eat glutinous rice balls and perform folk dances to officially mark the end of the 15-day spring festival celebration.
Colorado's Big Cat Keeper
Pat Craig just can't say no to needy carnivores. He now has 275 large carnivores on 320 acres in Keenesburg, Colo.
The Revolution's Toll
An estimated 300 people were killed during the 18 days of turmoil in Egypt. Most of those died on the night of Jan. 28 and the following day, largely (though not all) from police gunfire, according to human rights groups and witnesses interviewed.
Working Like a Dog at Westminster
The top dogs in the sporting, working and terrier groups will be picked Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, and judge Paolo Dondina of Italy will point to the best in show shortly before 11 p.m.
Stepping Up the Search
The Japanese government is accelerating an unusual project to search for the large number of undiscovered remains left on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, 66 years after the bloody World War II battle there.
Unrest in the Middle East
Antigovernment protests continued in Bahrain and Yemen Tuesday, escalating the Arab unrest that has fanned out from Tunisia. Monday, Iran saw the largest protests in a year.
Heavy Snows Grip Asia
Harsh spells of snowfall hit Asia, burying cities in eastern South Korea and blocking the only road link to Kashmir.
We Are the Dog Champions
Nearly 2,600 dogs are competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, and they all carry the abbreviation "Ch." before their names — it stands for champion, since every dog at Madison Square Garden has already been a winner somewhere.
Mexican Resort Struggles With Violence
Acapulco was once the playground for Hollywood's jet set. Nowadays, this once glamorous resort has become a battleground for Mexican drug cartels, a sign of how far the Mexican drug wars are spreading from the country's northern border states.
A Historical Shift
For nearly two generations, Japan stood solidly as the world's No. 2 economy. Now it is grappling with its new status as No. 3, behind China—a slip down the ladder officially confirmed Monday when the Japanese government released 2010 gross domestic product figures that fell below China's for the first time.
Valentine's Day Around the World
Valentine's Day is more than just flowers and chocolates. Check out a wedding on rappelling ropes, undersea romance, and parents busy match-making.
A New Day in Cairo
Cleanup efforts begun on Tahrir Square Saturday, although it was still packed with thousands of people celebrating President Hosni Mubarak's resignation.
Celebrations Follow Mubarak's Resignation
See the action in Egypt Friday through the lenses of The Wall Street Journal's photographers.
Egypt's Revolution in 18 Days
See how the protests that started Jan. 25 led to the eventual resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
Protests' Payoff
President Hosni Mubarak will step down, delegating power to the army, the Egyptian vice president announced on state television Friday. The news sparked celebrations by thousands of protesters who have called for the end of the regime.
Verizon Sells iPhones
The iPhone, long-awaited on the Verizon Wireless network, became available in the carrier's stores Thursday. While sales are expected to be big, lines for the device were largely underwhelming.
NYSE Trading Floor Over the Years
The beginnings of the New York Stock Exchange can be traced back to 1792, when brokers and merchants gathered under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street to sign the Buttonwood Agreement to trade securities on a commission basis. See photos of some key moments in its history.
Fanny Packs? Back, and in New Form
Call them belted satchels, hands-free bags or apron wraps if you prefer -- either way the often reviled fanny pack is making a comeback. A few high fashion designers, like Diane von Furstenberg and Hermès are presenting updated variations of the fanny pack.
Nation's Midsection Socked Again
A second powerful blizzard in a week roared through parts of the nation's midsection on Wednesday, bringing biting winds and dumping more than a foot of snow on areas still digging out from last week's major storm.
Fighting Eases in Temple Dispute
Fighting eased between Cambodian and Thai troops Wednesday in a dispute over an 11th-century Hindu temple. Thousands have been displaced in the fighting.
Bringing Cruises Back Outdoors
While sailing across the Caribbean on a cruise ship, you might not feel like you're on water. But now cruise lines are increasing the amount of outdoor space on ships.
Blasphemy Sets Off Riot
Hundreds of protesters burned churches and attacked a courthouse in central Indonesia on Tuesday after a Christian convicted of blasphemy against Islam was given what they considered a lenient sentence.
North China Suffers Severe Drought
A United Nations agency said this year's wheat crop is at risk in at least five Chinese provinces, echoing continuous warnings from China that its major northern wheat-growing areas are facing an epic drought.
Egypt Museum Survives Protests
Despite more than 1,000 people breaking into the Egyptian Museum -- home of relics of King Tutankhamun and other treasures -- the building and its world-famous contents largely survived the upheaval gripping Egypt.
Rumsfeld Through the Years
Donald Rumsfeld's new memoir, "Known and Unknown," out Tuesday, recounts his career in government spanning Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush.
Popping Open a Store-Brand Beer
New brands from retail giants Supervalu Inc. and Walgreen Co. are part of a growing effort by store chains to make a hit of private-label beer -- a category that's long proved difficult for retailers.
Wildfires Spread Fast Near Perth
Western Australia's state premier declared an area near the city of Perth a disaster zone Monday after wildfires spread out of control, destroying homes, roads and power lines.
To China, With Bark
Even as much of the $30 billion U.S. timber industry remains depressed because of the nation's weak housing market, some companies are getting relief from a non-traditional buyer: China.
Swimming in Salmon
An unexpectedly large run of salmon in the rivers of far Northern California this winter is providing an economic boost to local communities across the hard-hit region.
Fire Hits Carnival Preparations in Rio
A large fire has destroyed Samba City, a part of Rio de Janeiro where costumes and floats for the city's famed carnival are being made.
The Rugrat Race
Kids everywhere dream of zooming around in fast cars. Across Europe, a growing number actually do—some even before they're out of diapers.
Super Bowl XLV
The best shots from the Green Bay Packers' 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sumo's Latest Woes in Japan
Sumo has legions of fans in Japan, where it is one of the country's most revered cultural institutions. But the austere, ancient sport has struggled to adapt to the 21st century, as wrestlers have been caught in recent years smoking marijuana, brawling drunkenly and gambling illegally on baseball and other games.
Thai-Cambodia Border Clashes
Fighting resumed along the disputed border between Thailand and Cambodia late Sunday, shattering a shaky cease-fire barely a day after it was struck.
Standoff Deepens in Cairo
See the action in Egypt Friday through the lenses of The Wall Street journal's photographers.
Days of Rage in Tunisia
For the unemployed and oppressed people of Tunisia, a young man's decision to set himself on fire in mid-December was a wake-up call, sparking days of protests and eventually the fall of the government.
Demonstrators Protest in Jordan
Hundreds of Jordanians staged peaceful antigovernment protests on Friday, urging the country's newly-appointed prime minister to make good on promises of political reform
Protesters Solidify Position in Cairo
See the action in Egypt Thursday through the lenses of The Wall Street Journal's photographers.
Big Bivalves Bring Big Bounty
In the run-up to Chinese New Year, the Native American tribes of Washington's Puget Sound are enjoying a boom in exports to China in the form of shellfish, including the geoduck, nature's largest clam.
San Francisco's Pricey Presidio
Some advocates for affordable housing in San Francisco say the Presidio has become a haven for mid- to high-income residents, with some former officer's quarters fetching more than $10,000 a month. That's a far cry from proposals bandied about early on that the Presidio's empty military barracks could be used to house homeless and other low-income people.
Clashes in Cairo
See the protests in Egypt Wednesday through the lenses of The Wall Street Journal's photographers.
Cyclone Whips Northeast Australia
A tropical cyclone that slammed into Australia's northeast coast overnight caused less damage than first feared, narrowly missing the major city of Cairns after thousands of residents fled amid warnings of monstrous waves and wild winds.
Groundhog Predicts Early Spring
Punxsutawney Phil, the country's most famous groundhog, predicted an early spring Wednesday.
Huge Storm Moves East
A severe winter storm that punched its way through the nation's midsection moved to the East Coast, slinging rain and ice for the morning commute.
Aging Out of a Fantasy
Bill "Pappy" Holcomb has taken the field in a Detroit Tigers uniform for 22 years. Last week, with a measure of sadness and without fanfare, Mr. Holcomb, a 71-year-old retired autoworker, retired again from Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp in Lakeland, Fla.
Here Comes the Year of the Rabbit
The Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit. In costumes, as pets or adorning shop windows, rabbits are all the rage in China, where even brokerages hope their unifying influence will help bring good fortune in the lunar new year.
Egypt Rises Up
See the protests in Egypt through the lenses of The Wall Street Journal's photographers.
Making Imaging Centers Spa-Like
As demand for medical imaging scans grows, hospitals and imaging centers are sprucing up their offerings to attract more of the business.
The Ozawa Saga
The leadership of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan decided Monday to submit a proposal to suspend former leader Ichiro Ozawa over an alleged funds violation, just days after the political veteran refused to voluntarily leave the party as suggested by Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
On the Runway or the Menu?
Clothing made of food has taken off in culinary artistic circles with events such as a chocolate-clothing fashion show and Lady Gaga's head-turning meat dress at the MTV Video Music Awards last fall. Take a look at some of the creations.
Chrysler's Hits and Misses
While rivals GM and Ford have bounced back from the auto industry's recession, Chrysler hasn't yet turned the corner. It is no longer burning cash but lost money for the first three quarters of 2010. One focus is making its cars more attractive.
Myanmar Convenes New Parliament
Myanmar convened its first parliament in more than two decades on Monday, setting the stage for the selection of a new president to head one of Asia's most secretive states.
Protesters Take to Lahore Streets
Protests have broken out in Pakistan after an American diplomat shot dead two men on a motorcycle in Lahore on Thursday after they allegedly tried to intercept his car.
Yemeni Protests Turn Violent
A small anti-government protest turned violent in the Yemeni capital, with demonstrators clashing with security forces and calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Wily New Chicagoans
Wily coyotes are increasingly common in Chicago. While many people love the 30 to 35 pound predators, who feast on rodents and other pests, others consider them a pest and a potential danger to pets and small children.
Hoarding Cotton
Despite record cotton prices last year, some farmers are storing their harvest of cotton and are holding out for even higher prices, hoping to help overcome higher costs of fertilizer and labor, which have both risen 20% in the past year.
Rowing a Trireme on the Hudson
A New York-based non-profit is trying to restore a full-scale replica of the ancient Athenian warship known as a trireme and row it in the city's harbor.
Foreigners Targeted in Afghan Blast
Gunshots and an explosion ripped through a Kabul supermarket popular with Westerners Friday, killing at least eight people in a rare attack targeting the city's expatriate community.
Christie's Auctions Set Record
Christie's International said it sold $5.25 billion of fine and decorative art in 2010, up 53% from 2009 and surpassing its prior peak in 2007.
Snow Slams Northeast ... Again
Another round of winter weather hit the Northeast, delivering lightning and thunder and stranding thousands of travelers as people tried to dig out Thursday.
Explosion Kills 20 at Colombian Mine
An explosion Wednesday in an underground coal mine in northeastern Colombia killed at least 20 miners and injured six others, the latest in a string of disasters at small, lightly regulated mines that produce coal for Colombia's local market.
Protesters Fill Streets of Yemeni Capital
Inspired by the uprising in Tunisia, tens of thousands of people called for the president of Yemen to be ousted Thursday.
World Economic Forum: Day Three
On Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, finance ministers said China's refusal to allow its currency to float freely may be the international financial system's biggest problem.
Royals In, Protesters Out?
London's Parliament Square, a small park near the Houses of Parliament, has long been a popular site for protesters, but it's getting fresh attention now, as England prepares for a royal wedding.
Clothes That Do More Than Look Good
Researchers at a handful of lab facilities across the country are prodding, pulling and pounding high-tech clothing, looking for advancements—and a competitive edge.
Obama Addresses the Nation
President Obama delivered his third address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening.
Odd Couples at the State of the Union
Worried that the normal partisan overtones at the State of the Union address would seem off-key after the Jan. 8 shooting that targeted Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, some lawmakers sat with their colleagues across the aisle to listen to President Obama's speech.
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