PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Nov 20

Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:02am EST
 
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Nov 20 (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.

* United States President Barack Obama will lay out sweeping changes to the immigration system in a speech, offering new protections to millions of people in the country illegally and sparking a bitter fight with Republicans. (on.wsj.com/1F3JGC2)

* Amazon.com Inc has outfitted several United States warehouses with squat, wheeled robots that move stocked shelves to workers and are expected to speed delivery, saving employees as much as 20 miles a day of walking. (on.wsj.com/1qYIYO6)

* Federal Reserve officials meeting last month said they felt the U.S. recovery was on strong enough footing to withstand gathering external threats to growth and stuck to their plan to gradually unwind nearly six years of easy-money policies. (on.wsj.com/1vqtGbw)

* A United States Senate report on commodity-market activities at big Wall Street banks accuses the firms of being so powerful they were able to influence prices, gain trading advantages and put the broader financial system at risk by entering volatile businesses such as uranium trading and coal production. (on.wsj.com/1uTMNsW)   Continued...