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Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data

U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors’ worries about the world’s second-largest economy. 163

Investors Betting on More ECB Stimulus

Six months after the European Central Bank launched its blockbuster bond-buying program to rouse the region’s economy, some investors are betting that authorities will crank stimulus efforts even higher.

Hungary Clears Migrants From Train Station

Authorities cleared hundreds of people from the country’s main international railway station, prompting noisy protests by migrants who have crowded the building in a push to get to Austria and Germany. 112

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over until mid-March sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

Pope to Make It Easier for Priests to Grant Pardons for Abortion

Pope Francis will make it easier for priests to forgive women for having had abortions, and those who assisted, during a “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8. 365

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep funds at home.

Apple’s Ian Rogers Is Going to LVMH

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has recruited Ian Rogers, a key executive from Apple, to spearhead the expansion of the luxury goods giant’s online retail presence.

U.S. Report Sees Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

Lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on oil exports wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them, a government study concludes.

Bayer Separates Material Science Business

German pharmaceuticals group Bayer has moved a step closer to floating its $12.38 billion specialty chemicals business by legally and economically separating the unit, now named Covestro.

Whirlpool Mulls Rival Bid for Oven-Maker AGA

Whirlpool has approached AGA Rangemaster, the iconic British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby Corp. which agreed in July to buy AGA for $198 million.

U.S. Auto Sales Maintain Pace Despite Holiday Shift

Several top auto makers overcame a holiday shift to post better-than-expected U.S. sales in August, underscoring the continuing strength of the domestic car market.

Heard on the Street

In a World Awash with Gas, Why Finding More is Good for Eni

Italy’s Eni has found a big gas field in Egypt. That highlights its strengths as the company also gets its financial house in order.

Service Providers See Gold in Shares of Startups

Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.

Portuguese Central Bank Ends Talks With Anbang Over Novo Banco Sale

Portugal’s central bank will now enter talks with another bidder for the Portuguese bank created out of failed lender Banco Espírito Santo last year.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

China’s World

In China’s Heartland, Small Cities Flourish

Fengdu on the Yangtze River is one of hundreds of smaller Chinese cities still bursting with consumer vitality. It’s if these striving cities lose momentum that China is in danger of failing, writes Andrew Browne.

Death Toll Rises After Ukraine Protest Blast

The death toll from Monday’s blast outside Ukraine’s parliament rose to three, and police said the man suspected of throwing a grenade was a volunteer fighter on leave from a unit fighting Russian-backed separatists.

Kentucky Clerk Defies High Court, Denies Gays Marriage Licenses

A county clerk in Kentucky who is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned to explain to a federal judge why she shouldn’t face stiff fines or jail time. 551

Lebanese ‘YouStink’ Activists Stage a Sit-In

Dozens of protesters staged a sit-in outside the office of the environment minister in central Beirut, after he refused to meet demands to resign over uncollected trash piling up in the city streets.

Technology

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

Sports

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

Watch a series of shots at full speed and decide whether each was in or out. Some will be traveling upwards of 100 miles per hour and you only get one chance to make the call. Good luck!

Soccer

FIFA May Weaken Its Executive Committee

The executive committee of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, will be the first target of major reforms when the organization meets in Zurich next month.

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Dealing With ‘Daddy Track’: Men Face Challenges Going Part Time

As women make strides in the workplace and men shoulder more caregiving duties at home, few fathers have workplace flexibility figured out. 55

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New Facial Details Surface Beneath a Rembrandt

Conservators at the Getty shed new light on an image hidden under “An Old Man in Military Costume.”

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Kritische Sicherheitslücke bei den Android-Flaggschiffen

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Samsung Galaxy S II. Auch der Vorgänger des S III ist von der Sicherheitslücke betroffen.

Samsungs Galaxy S III – der größte Herausforderer von Apples iPhone – sowie mehrere weitere Geräte mit Samsung-Prozessoren sind von einer kritischen Sicherheitslücke betroffen. Für Angreifer ist es recht einfach, auf dem Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III vollen Zugriff zu erhalten, so genannte Root-Rechte stellte ein Nutzer im Forum XDA Developer fest. Dafür reiche es aus, ein Programm auf dem Gerät auszuführen.

Betroffen von dem Problem sind Smartphones mit Googles Betriebssystem Android, in denen ARM-Prozessoren der Marke Exynos 4210 oder 4412 stecken, die von Samsung hergestellt werden. Neben Samsungs Flaggschiff S III dürften auch zahlreiche andere Smartphones betroffen sein – darunter der Vorgänger S II sowie das Galaxy  Note von Samsung, aber auch Smartphones fremder Hersteller wie das Meizu MX, berichtet das IT-Fachportal Golem.de. Sämtliche betroffenen Modelle listet Wikipedia auf.

Das Problem steckt in einem Treiber des Betriebssystemkerns, genannt Kernel, für die Samsung-Prozessoren. Auf dem Prozessor hat jedes Programm Schreibe- und Leserechte. Damit kann jedes Programm auf den Smartphones in den Arbeitsspeicher des Telefons schreiben und damit jeden beliebigen Code ausführen. Bislang ist keine Schadsoftware bekannt, welche die Lücke in böser Absicht ausnutzt.

Ein privater Nutzer hat in dem Forum einen Patch veröffentlicht, um den Fehler zu beheben.  Generell gilt: Wer keine Apps aus fremden Quellen abseits des Google-Play-Stores veröffentlicht, ist in der Regel nicht gefährdet. Weiterhin empfiehlt es sich, eine Anti-Viren-App auf dem Android-Smartphone zu installieren. Im  März 2012 testete das IT-Sicherheitsinstitut AV-Test insgesamt 41 Anti-Viren-Lösungen für Android. Die folgenden kostenlosen Sicherheits-Apps erkannten dabei jeweils mehr als 90 Prozent der Schadsoftware – eine davon sollte installiert werden: Avast Mobile Security, Dr. Web Anti-Virus Light, F-Secure Mobile Security, Ikarus Mobile Security Lite, Lookout Security & Antivirus, Kaspersky Mobile Security (Lite), Zoner Antivirus Free.

Anders als die Smartphone-Betriebssysteme iOS von Apple und Windows Phone von Microsoft erlaubt Android die Installation beliebiger Programme aus beliebigen Quellen und ist daher und wegen der hohen Verbreitung ein beliebtes Ziel für Cyber-Kriminelle. Erst kürzlich sorgte eine Doppel-Attacke von Betrügern für Aufsehen, die durch eine kombinierte Schadsoftware für PC und Android-Smartphones 36 Millionen Euro von europäischen Bankkonten stahlen.

Samsung reagierte nicht unmittelbar auf eine Bitte um Stellungnahme.

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Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data

U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors’ worries about the world’s second-largest economy. 163

Investors Betting on More ECB Stimulus

Six months after the European Central Bank launched its blockbuster bond-buying program to rouse the region’s economy, some investors are betting that authorities will crank stimulus efforts even higher.

Hungary Clears Migrants From Train Station

Authorities cleared hundreds of people from the country’s main international railway station, prompting noisy protests by migrants who have crowded the building in a push to get to Austria and Germany. 112

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over until mid-March sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

Pope to Make It Easier for Priests to Grant Pardons for Abortion

Pope Francis will make it easier for priests to forgive women for having had abortions, and those who assisted, during a “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8. 365

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep funds at home.

Apple’s Ian Rogers Is Going to LVMH

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has recruited Ian Rogers, a key executive from Apple, to spearhead the expansion of the luxury goods giant’s online retail presence.

U.S. Report Sees Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

Lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on oil exports wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them, a government study concludes.

Bayer Separates Material Science Business

German pharmaceuticals group Bayer has moved a step closer to floating its $12.38 billion specialty chemicals business by legally and economically separating the unit, now named Covestro.

Whirlpool Mulls Rival Bid for Oven-Maker AGA

Whirlpool has approached AGA Rangemaster, the iconic British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby Corp. which agreed in July to buy AGA for $198 million.

U.S. Auto Sales Maintain Pace Despite Holiday Shift

Several top auto makers overcame a holiday shift to post better-than-expected U.S. sales in August, underscoring the continuing strength of the domestic car market.

Heard on the Street

In a World Awash with Gas, Why Finding More is Good for Eni

Italy’s Eni has found a big gas field in Egypt. That highlights its strengths as the company also gets its financial house in order.

Service Providers See Gold in Shares of Startups

Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.

Portuguese Central Bank Ends Talks With Anbang Over Novo Banco Sale

Portugal’s central bank will now enter talks with another bidder for the Portuguese bank created out of failed lender Banco Espírito Santo last year.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

China’s World

In China’s Heartland, Small Cities Flourish

Fengdu on the Yangtze River is one of hundreds of smaller Chinese cities still bursting with consumer vitality. It’s if these striving cities lose momentum that China is in danger of failing, writes Andrew Browne.

Death Toll Rises After Ukraine Protest Blast

The death toll from Monday’s blast outside Ukraine’s parliament rose to three, and police said the man suspected of throwing a grenade was a volunteer fighter on leave from a unit fighting Russian-backed separatists.

Kentucky Clerk Defies High Court, Denies Gays Marriage Licenses

A county clerk in Kentucky who is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned to explain to a federal judge why she shouldn’t face stiff fines or jail time. 551

Lebanese ‘YouStink’ Activists Stage a Sit-In

Dozens of protesters staged a sit-in outside the office of the environment minister in central Beirut, after he refused to meet demands to resign over uncollected trash piling up in the city streets.

Technology

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

Sports

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

Watch a series of shots at full speed and decide whether each was in or out. Some will be traveling upwards of 100 miles per hour and you only get one chance to make the call. Good luck!

Soccer

FIFA May Weaken Its Executive Committee

The executive committee of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, will be the first target of major reforms when the organization meets in Zurich next month.

Video

Hungary Stops Migrants Boarding Trains To Germany

1:46

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38