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GDP Numbers Reveal Momentum Underlying U.S. Economy

Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter. 359

Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

Market Recovery Gains Steam

A recovery in global markets gained steam, with stocks in the U.S., Asia and Europe rising.

Austrian Police Find Up to 50 Migrants Dead

Europe’s migrant crisis took a deadly turn deep in the continent with the discovery in Austria of a truck containing up to 50 decomposing corpses.

In Depth

Jihadi Trails: Paths to Syria and Iraq

More than 20,000 foreigners from across the globe are fighting in Syria and Iraq and many come to fight with Islamic State. We chronicle the global scope of their recruitment efforts via the lives and journeys of 10 men and women who traveled to the war zone.

Ukraine Secures Debt-Relief Deal

Ukraine’s government secured a vital debt-relief deal, the country’s finance ministry said, a key step toward unlocking billions of dollars in emergency financing.

Middle East Crossroads

Afghanistan Holds Out Against Taliban, So Far

This year’s fighting season is the first where Afghan security forces have had to battle the Taliban pretty much on their own, writes Yaroslav Trofimov. So far, they are standing their ground where it matters.

Greece Closer to Formal Election Call

Greece is set to officially begin its second election campaign period of the year, after opposition parties, as expected, conceded they can’t assemble a ruling majority in parliament to replace the outgoing government of Alexis Tsipras.

Anger Over Garbage in Lebanon Blossoms into Demands for Reform

Calls for political reform, however, collide with country’s entrenched, sectarian-based political system.

NATO Chief Opens Joint Training Base in Georgia

NATO’s secretary-general opened a new joint training base in Georgia, promising the country could count on its western allies.

Members of Katrina Diaspora Look Back at Past 10 Years

Several New Orleans evacuees have thrived, but one complains ‘there’s no real culture here.’

Militants Kill Two Senior Iraqi Army Commanders

Islamic State killed two senior Iraqi army commanders, officials and state media said, continuing the extremist group’s tactic of targeting military leaders to deplete morale among fighters.

Winners and Losers in China’s Upheaval

China’s economic slowdown is shaking multinationals that do business there, but the effect is uneven. Major infrastructure firms are hurting, while consumer-based companies are faring better.

Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices

Amazon is scaling back its efforts to develop consumer devices, laying off dozens of engineers at its secretive Lab126 hardware-development center and trimming or halting other projects.

Bouygues Gains Don’t Equal French Telecoms Revival

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Apple Announces Sept. 9 Event

Apple Thursday announced an invite-only event in San Francisco on Sept. 9, likely to unveil new iPhone models.

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Standard Chartered’s Puzzling Currency Questions

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Margin Calls Bite Investors, Banks

Loans backed by investment portfolios have become a booming business for Wall Street brokerages. Now the bill is coming due—for both the banks and their clients.

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Auch Apple ist Opfer von Hack-Angriff geworden

Nach mehreren großen US-Verlagshäusern und Hackangriffen gegen Facebook und Twitter ist nun auch Apple Opfer einer Attacke von Unbekannten geworden. Wie das Unternehmen am Dienstag mitteilte, wurde bei einigen Mitarbeitercomputern ein Schlupfloch im Java-Plugin für den Browser ausgenutzt, um auf gespeicherte Daten zugreifen zu können. Es soll sich um die gleichen Angreifer handeln, die zuvor schon Facebook ins Visier genommen hatten.

„Apple hat Schadsoftware identifizieren können, die eine geringe Anzahl von Mitarbeitercomputern infiziert hatte“, erklärte der iPhone-Hersteller am Dienstag. „Das Programm war Teil einer großangelegten Attacke gegen Apple und andere Unternehmen. Es wurde über eine Website für Software-Entwickler verteilt. Die von uns identifizierten Rechner wurden aus dem Netzwerk entfernt. Es gibt keinen Hinweis darauf, dass irgendwelche Informationen das Unternehmen verlassen haben.“

Apple arbeitet nun genau wie Facebook mit den Behörden zusammen, um herauszufinden, wer für den Angriff verantwortlich ist. Das soziale Netzwerk hatte bereits am Freitag mitgeteilt, das unbekannte Hacker die Computer seiner Mitarbeiter mit Schadsoftware infiziert hatten. Den Ursprung soll die Attacke in China gehabt haben. Nutzerdaten sollen laut Facebook nicht in Mitleidenschaft gezogen worden sein.

Apple will in Kürze ein Programm veröffentlichen, mit dem Kunden die Schadsoftware identifizieren und entfernen können.

Die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters hatte am Dienstag zuerst von den Angriffen auf Apple-Computer berichtet.

Und hier noch einmal die Mitteilung von Apple im Originalwortlaut:

“Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers. The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers. We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network. There is no evidence that any data left Apple. We are working closely with law enforcement to find the source of the malware.

Since OS X Lion, Macs have shipped without Java installed, and as an added security measure OS X automatically disables Java if it has been unused for 35 days. To protect Mac users that have installed Java, today we are releasing an updated Java malware removal tool that will check Mac systems and remove this malware if found.”

Update: Am Dienstagabend hat Apple ein Java-Update veröffentlicht, mit dem die beschriebene Sicherheitslücke geschlossen wurde. Die genauen Details finden sich hier.

Update 2: Zu den Cyber-Attacken bei Apple und auf andere Unternehmen gibt es einen ausführlichen Artikel auf WSJ.de.

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Search

GDP Numbers Reveal Momentum Underlying U.S. Economy

Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter. 371

Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

Market Recovery Gains Steam

A recovery in global markets gained steam, with stocks in the U.S., Asia and Europe rising.

Austrian Police Find Up to 50 Migrants Dead

Europe’s migrant crisis took a deadly turn deep in the continent with the discovery in Austria of a truck containing up to 50 decomposing corpses.

In Depth

Jihadi Trails: Paths to Syria and Iraq

More than 20,000 foreigners from across the globe are fighting in Syria and Iraq and many come to fight with Islamic State. We chronicle the global scope of their recruitment efforts via the lives and journeys of 10 men and women who traveled to the war zone.

Ukraine Secures Debt-Relief Deal

Ukraine’s government secured a vital debt-relief deal, the country’s finance ministry said, a key step toward unlocking billions of dollars in emergency financing.

Middle East Crossroads

Afghanistan Holds Out Against Taliban, So Far

This year’s fighting season is the first where Afghan security forces have had to battle the Taliban pretty much on their own, writes Yaroslav Trofimov. So far, they are standing their ground where it matters.

Greece Closer to Formal Election Call

Greece is set to officially begin its second election campaign period of the year, after opposition parties, as expected, conceded they can’t assemble a ruling majority in parliament to replace the outgoing government of Alexis Tsipras.

Anger Over Garbage in Lebanon Blossoms into Demands for Reform

Calls for political reform, however, collide with country’s entrenched, sectarian-based political system.

NATO Chief Opens Joint Training Base in Georgia

NATO’s secretary-general opened a new joint training base in Georgia, promising the country could count on its western allies.

The Katrina Diaspora, 10 Years Later

Katrina uprooted tens of thousands of people, scattering them across 45 states, and they settled permanently in new cities such as Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio.

Militants Kill Two Senior Iraqi Army Commanders

Islamic State killed two senior Iraqi army commanders, officials and state media said, continuing the extremist group’s tactic of targeting military leaders to deplete morale among fighters.

Winners and Losers in China’s Upheaval

China’s economic slowdown is shaking multinationals that do business there, but the effect is uneven. Major infrastructure firms are hurting, while consumer-based companies are faring better.

Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices

Amazon is scaling back its efforts to develop consumer devices, laying off dozens of engineers at its secretive Lab126 hardware-development center and trimming or halting other projects.

Bouygues Gains Don’t Equal French Telecoms Revival

Bouygues is expanding its customer base, but top-line growth still proves elusive.

Apple Announces Sept. 9 Event

Apple Thursday announced an invite-only event in San Francisco on Sept. 9, likely to unveil new iPhone models.

Funds Still Struggle to Set Prices Amid Computer Woes

Computer problems plagued the U.S. asset-management industry for a fourth day, causing hundreds of mutual and ETFs to miscalculate the value of fund assets.

5 Days That Taught Investors All They Need to Know

A Wall Street veteran tells us it took just five days for him to learn all he needed to know about investing. The problem is, they've happened over the past 15 years.

Heard on the Street

Standard Chartered’s Puzzling Currency Questions

Asian currencies are the new threat to the emerging markets lender.

Margin Calls Bite Investors, Banks

Loans backed by investment portfolios have become a booming business for Wall Street brokerages. Now the bill is coming due—for both the banks and their clients.

Adventure & Travel

Berlin’s Waterfront Heats Up for Travelers

The capital’s long-overlooked riverbanks are now party central, lined with hot hotels and bars—and a beach with a view of Angela Merkel.

At My Vanity

A Hair Stylist’s Secrets for Beauty, the French Way

Celebrity hairdresser Vinz, who has tended to the tresses of everyone from Kirsten Dunst to Caroline de Maigret, shares his top tips for glowing skin and ending bad hair days forever.

Music

Foals’ ‘What Went Down’ Is a Visceral Confessional

Yannis Philippakis, the lead singer whose energetic stage presence and novelistic lyrics have made Foals one of British rock’s most compelling propositions, talks about the band’s fourth album.

Eating & Drinking

Champion of Breakfasts: What’s the Winning Egg Sandwich Recipe?

Fuel for weekend road trips and a host’s salvation in the face of hungry house guests, the breakfast sandwich is hard to improve on. These recipes and tips from top chefs show how to do it right.

Video

Facebook's 'M' Takes on Siri and Google Now

3:36

Up to 50 Migrants Found Dead in Truck in Austria

0:32

Colorado Theater Killer Sentenced to Life in Jail

1:22