September 8, 2017 / 3:59 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Sept 8

Sept 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Inc on Thursday launched an plan to establish a second corporate headquarters in North America, creating up to 50,000 high-paying jobs, many in software development and most of them new.

- President Donald Trump signaled he was open to making more deals with Democrats in Congress despite anger from fellow Republicans over a bipartisan agreement that passed the Senate Thursday.

- Authorities on Thursday ordered more than 650,000 people to evacuate the Miami area as Hurricane Irma churned toward a possible collision with the mainland U.S. and after the Category 5 storm killed at least 11 people in the Caribbean.

- Guo Wengui, Chinese businessman who has alleged corruption among China's political and corporate elites, said he is seeking asylum in the U.S., Beijing tries to discredit him and try him on criminal charges.

- President Donald Trump refused to rule out military action against North Korea on Thursday, but he stopped short of answering a reporter's question as to whether he would tolerate a nuclearized North Korean state if the threat were contained.

- Equifax Inc said Thursday that hackers gained access to some of its systems, potentially compromising the personal information of roughly 143 million U.S. consumers.

- The Food and Drug Administration issued a scathing warning letter to a Pfizer Inc unit that manufactures the emergency auto-injector EpiPen, saying the company "failed to thoroughly investigate" product failures depsite patients' deaths.

- Eli Lilly Co announced plans on Thursday to cut roughly 8% of its global workforce, which includes 2,000 jobs in the U.S.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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