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WSJ – WHAT’S NEXT -> fallout from the U.S. killing of an Iranian general,fallout from the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and sex Weinstein style.

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This week we’re watching the fallout from the U.S. killing of an Iranian general, the resumed impeachment effort, and Harvey Weinstein’s sex-crimes trial. Here’s what you need to know, in under 4 minutes.

Week Ahead

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U.S. troops await orders after Iraqi parliament urges their expulsion. Today’s vote, which came as President Trump traded threats with Tehran, means Iraq’s executive branch will now have to decide whether to oust American forces in response to the killing in Baghdad of Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

  • Attack to shape the 2020 presidential race. The strike introduces an unexpected national-security question into the bid to unseat Mr. Trump—one that is hard for Democratic hopefuls to navigate.

🎧 Hear more from WSJ’s Michael Gordon in The Journal podcast.

Impeachment push gets back under way. Congress returns this week, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still waiting to send impeachment articles to the Senate amid an impasse over the format of Mr. Trump’s trial. 

Harvey Weinstein set to stand trial. The criminal trial of the former Hollywood producer—who is charged with sex crimes against two women, including rape—begins Monday and has cultural implications that go beyond its legal ones. 

Carlos Ghosn to address the media. The fugitive former auto executive, now in his homeland of Lebanon after fleeing a financial-crimes trial in Japan, is expected to offer more details about the situation—though not about his escape—this week.

Vladimir Putin is heading to Turkey. The Russian president will visit his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday. Following the two countries’ military partnership in northern Syria, Mr. Erdogan hopes to extend their cooperation into war-torn Libya. 

CES to put expanding U.S.-China rivalry on display. A smaller Chinese presence is expected this year at the world’s largest consumer electronics show, which runs Tuesday to Friday in Las Vegas, amid trade tensions between the two countries.

Bets on a global growth rebound face first test. Economic data due this week present the first major hurdle for stock markets in 2020 after a strong fourth quarter. A measure of service-sector activity is out Monday, with U.S. jobs data for December coming on Friday. 

Golden Globes kick off awards season. Netflix leads the field, with 34 nominations across the movie and television categories. Here are five things to watch for at tonight’s ceremony.

  • What the Globes show about Hollywood’s identity issues. The event, which is something of a tone-setter for other awards fests, reveals an industry coping uneasily with disruption. 
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Amazon has long ruled the cloud. Now it must fend off rivals. Amazon and Microsoft are turning up the pressure on each other as they battle to supply corporate America with remote computing power, stoking a fight that is expected to dominate the tech world over the next decade.

  • New York dangled extra incentives in bid to lure HQ2. Officials offered Amazon almost a billion dollars more of incentives than was previously known to win its second-headquarters contest and were even prepared to pay part of some employees’ salaries.

TikTok wants to stay politics-free. That could be tough. The video-sharing app exploded into a sensation by pushing lighthearted videos. But political content has flooded the platform in recent weeks, much of it related to President Trump’s re-election campaign. 

Customs work at the border includes taking a lot of bologna. Amid what officials have called an immigration crisis, the day-to-day reality for some border officers also involves looking for forbidden fruit, dairy products and processed meat.

The challenges that working mothers still face. For her final article after three decades on the beat, Sue Shellenbarger looks at what’s changed and what hasn’t for women trying to manage office and home lives.

Tom Brady is trying to break your heart. After the Patriots’ loss to Tennessee, the season is over for their 42-year-old quarterback. Now comes the maddening speculation over whether he is done in New England—or done with football, period, writes Jason Gay.

Taking stock of the U.S. tax overhaul. It seems clear that President Trump’s tax cuts contributed to economic growth—but not enough to pay for themselves, as many backers promised. Even some intended beneficiaries say the gains haven’t been dramatic.

The family delights of silly poop songs. One dad let the kids take over the radio, and next thing you know he was listening to a song called “Poop in My Fingernails.” Maybe giving children control of the car stereo spoils them. But maybe it’s just a way to discover new sounds—and talents, he writes.

Weekly Markets Wrap

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This Day in History

Jan. 5, 1914Ford Announces Wage Increases, Shorter Work Days

Henry Ford, the president of the Ford Motor Company, announced that most of the 26,000 employees at the auto maker would see their wages double to $5 a day. He also shortened their workday from nine hours to eight.


—Compiled and edited by Lyle Brennan in London and JuJu Kim and Allison Chopin in New York

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