Wall Street Journal Rural America Is the New 'Inner City' 2017-05-26T21:21:08.000000000-04:00 A Wall Street Journal analysis shows that since the 1990s, sparsely populated counties have replaced large cities as America’s most troubled areas by key measures of socioeconomic well-being—a decline that’s accelerating. How Alleged Russian Hacker Teamed Up With Florida GOP Operative 2017-05-25T23:33:51.000000000-04:00 Political consultant Aaron Nevins asked for and received documents from hacker “Guccifer 2.0” and posted some on his blog, after which the hacker called the blog to the attention of Trump adviser Roger Stone. Wall Street's Endangered Species: The College Jock 2017-05-25T20:34:14.000000000-04:00 For decades, banks and brokers stocked trading floors with collegiate athletes. These days, the ex-jocks are getting sidelined by machines; “It’s all going electronic.” Change and Culture Collide in America's Prison Capital 2017-05-25T11:19:54.000000000-04:00 Louisiana is on the verge of a criminal justice overhaul aimed at slashing the highest incarceration rate in America. But the failure of more-sweeping changes illustrates the challenges of such overhauls in states where law and order is embedded in the culture and the economy. Talent Battle: Hedge Funds vs. Silicon Valley 2017-05-25T08:42:52.000000000-04:00 The battle for quantitative talent has turned some of the richest money managers into underdogs, pitting them against the likes of Google and Facebook for hiring the world’s top minds. U.S. Nears Suing Fiat Chrysler Over Diesel Emissions 2017-05-23T13:43:27.000000000-04:00 The Justice Department is near suing Fiat Chrysler and alleging the Italian-American auto maker used illegal software to cheat on government emissions tests, despite a recent proposal from the company to regulators on fixing the technology. Only Robots Can Tally What the Largest U.S. Pension Fund Pays in Fees 2017-05-23T09:43:42.000000000-04:00 The nation’s largest pension plan has 380 people overseeing $320 billion in assets. But when one of its top officials was asked during a board meeting how much in performance fees was paid to private-equity managers, he had to acknowledge no one knew. Ford Considering Significant Management Changes 2017-05-21T21:59:45.000000000-04:00 Ford is considering significant changes to its senior leadership team amid tension among top executives, dissatisfaction with the stock price and a drive to clarify the auto maker’s strategy. Federalism for the Left and the Right 2017-05-20T19:27:52.000000000-04:00 People across the political spectrum are turning to states and localities to deal with contentious issues such as immigration, law enforcement and education. How Cell-Phone Plans With Unlimited Data Limited Inflation 2017-05-19T07:25:00.000000000-04:00 An economist traces almost half of the U.S. core-inflation slowdown this year to wireless services.