Wall Street Journal (WSJ)


English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news published in New York. Owned by News Corporation.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL, New York
Organization type(s): Media
Acronym or short name: WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news published in New York.

It is published 6 days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal. The Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. According to the Alliance for Audited Media, it has a circulation of about 2.4 million copies (including nearly 900,000 digital subscriptions), as of March 2013, compared with USA Today’s 1.7 million. Its main rival in the business newspaper sector is the London-based Financial Times, which also publishes several international editions.

The Journal primarily covers American economic and international business topics, and financial news and issues. It has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Its editorial pages and columns, run separately from the news pages, are highly influential in American conservative circles.



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News Story

Court Opens New Legal Options for Separated Children in New York

Melanie Grayce West
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
July 17, 2018
Federal ruling gives two children a 48-hour window, allowing lawyers to pursue asylum claims and setting a precedent for 300 others.

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Migrants Keep Crossing Southern U.S. Border, Undeterred by Risks

Alicia Caldwell, Juan Montes
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
June 19, 2018
Families with few options stay hopeful despite threat of separation.

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Lawsuit Claims Some Young Immigrants Treated Unfairly Under New Policy

Corinne Ramey
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
June 7, 2018
Lawyers say federal authorities have been denying a special status to immigrants in New York aged 18 through 20.

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Debt-Collection Firm Settles Class-Action Lawsuit

Melanie Grayce West
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 31, 2018
Asta Funding, law firm to pay $3.9 million to settle charges they improperly tried to collect millions of dollars on AT&T Wireless debts.

Feature

For Struggling Consumers, a Cheaper Way to File for Bankruptcy

Katy Stech Ferek
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 10, 2017
A nonprofit has developed an online program designed to help people prepare a chapter 7 filing without a lawyer.

News Story

In Harvey Aftermath, Lawyers Mobilize to Help Houston Victims

Nicole Hong, Sara Randazzo
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 2, 2017
Legal-aid groups and law firms volunteer to aid with insurance and FEMA claims, among other things.

News Story

We Won’t See You in Court: The Era of Tort Lawsuits Is Waning

Joe Palazzolo
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
July 24, 2017
State restrictions, increasing cost and a long campaign by businesses has discouraged plaintiffs.

News Story

New York Courts Struggle to Keep Up With Need to Interpret More Languages

Thomas MacMillan
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
April 18, 2017
The challenge is growing to provide translations for more than 100 languages in New York City.

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General Counsel Join Fight to Save Legal Services Corp.

Sara Randazzo
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 28, 2017
The group of top corporate lawyers, from companies including Google Inc., American Express, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Walt Disney, signed on to a letter delivered to all members of Congress.

News Story

Proposed Trump Budget Would End Legal Services Corp.

Sara Randazzo
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 16, 2017
Tucked in President Donald Trump’s sweeping proposed budget released Wednesday is a line item that many in the legal community feared was coming: the complete elimination of the Legal Services Corp.

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Law Firms Urge Trump Administration Not to Cut Funding for Legal-Aid Agency

Sara Randazzo
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 9, 2017
Akin Gump, Paul Weiss and others say cuts to Legal Services Corp.’s budget would affect their ability to provide free legal counsel.

News Story

NY Housing Authority Seeks Private Investors for Brooklyn, Bronx Buildings

Laura Kusisto
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
January 18, 2017
Private developers expected to help upgrade 1,700 units needing about $350 million in repairs.

News Story

Unrepresented Civil Litigants Fare Better With Nonlawyers, Study Shows

Corinne Ramey
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
December 13, 2016
Trained legal helpers can aid with paperwork or answer questions from a judge but can’t argue in court.

News Story

New Tech Helps Tenants Make Their Case in Court

Corinne Ramey
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
December 12, 2016
Nonprofit provides sensors to document lack of heat in apartments; landlord group says other variables at play.

News Story

New York City Ramps Up Immigrant Outreach

Josh Dawsey
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
October 31, 2016
Immigrant services are being expanded; programs are showing dividends.

News Story

High Cost of New Hepatitis C Drugs Strains Prison Budgets, Locks Many Out of Cure

Peter Loftus, Gary Fields
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 12, 2016
Thousands of convicts have the deadly infectious disease, but only the sickest qualify for medicines because they are so expensive.

News Story

New York City Relies on Motels to House Homeless

Josh Dawsey, Mark Morales
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
August 28, 2016
De Blasio administration says policy is necessary to deal with growing problem; some elected officials and advocates push back.

News Story

Foreclosures Drop in New York and New Jersey as Courts Pick Up Pace

Josh Barbanel
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
August 3, 2016
The foreclosure crisis that gripped the U.S. since 2008 has eased in many states, but it has persisted in New York and New Jersey because of the slow pace of their foreclosure processes through the courts. Now there are signs of change.

News Story

Landlords Face Pressure on Criminal Background Checks

Laura Kusisto
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
April 4, 2016
Technology makes it possible for apartment owners to perform fast, cheap checks on prospective renters

News Story

Hot Housing Markets Pinch Seniors

Jennifer Levitz, Laura Kusisto
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 31, 2016
Decline in homeownership among older people leaves them susceptible to rent hikes.

News Story

City Produces Millions of Documents for Federal Probe of Public Housing

Rebecca Davis-O’Brien, Josh Dawsey
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 18, 2016
City officials have turned over millions of documents to the federal prosecutors who are conducting a broad investigation into health and safety conditions at New York City Housing Authority buildings and at homeless shelters.

News Story

Tenants in Maze of New York Courts Get a Helping Hand

Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
February 15, 2016
The Court Navigator Program in New York City guides people who don’t have an attorney through their civil case.

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New York Mayor Says Right to Counsel in Civil Cases is a Good Idea but Requires Federal Help

Jacob Gershman
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 29, 2015
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he can see a day not too far away when indigent defendants have a legal right to a lawyer in civil cases.

Blog Post

Judge Rules in Favor of Transgender Inmate Who Alleged Harassment

Jacob Gershman
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 25, 2015
An administrative judge ruled that a Maryland prison’s treatment of a transgender inmate violated federal regulations, ruling that she deserved compensation as a result.

News Story

New York Rent Act Draws Conflicting Interpretations

Josh Barbanel
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
July 16, 2015
Lawyers disagree on whether law extending regulation also expands tenant protections.

News Story

Officials Brace for Rent Crisis

Mara Gay
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
June 12, 2015
Lawmakers and officials in New York City began creating contingency plans in case Albany lawmakers fail to renew rent regulations.

News Story

Fight Grows to Stop Expunged Criminal Records Living On in Background Checks

Joe Palazzolo, Gary Fields
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
May 7, 2015
Criminal records live on in some reports even after being expunged from government databases leaving many with difficulties of getting jobs and housing.

News Story

New York Officials Push Right to Counsel in Civil Cases

Rebecca Davis-O’Brien
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
April 5, 2015
New York officials are seeking to increase funding to provide poor people with free legal services in civil proceedings such as eviction and immigration matters

News Story

As Child Immigrants Await Fate, a Race for Counsel

Mara Gay
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
October 1, 2014
How the court system is influenced by the influx of unaccompanied children and how legal aid is responding to the crisis in the face of a lawyer shortage.

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New Mission for Lawyers: Free Aid to Young Immigrants

Miriam Jordan
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
October 1, 2014
Attorneys at major U.S. law firms and corporations are volunteering to represent, at no cost, unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. illegally and lack access to justice.

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U.S. Government to Provide $9 Million for Legal Aid to Child Migrants

Miriam Jordan
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 30, 2014
To tackle the influx the unaccompanied children across the border, the U.S. government will help funding to legal aid organizations.

News Story

For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline

Gary Fields, John R. Emshwiller
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
October 21, 2014
A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody.



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