PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 8
July 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.
* In classified orders starting in the mid-2000s, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a group of judges responsible for making decisions about government surveillance in national-security cases, accepted that the word "relevant" could be broadened to permit an entire database of records on millions of people. ()
* The deadly weekend explosion of a runaway crude-carrying train in Quebec threatens to ratchet up scrutiny of rising crude-by-rail shipments on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, amid a boom in North American oil production. ()
* The United States is launching broad trade talks with Europe this week and preparing for the next stage of negotiations with select Asia-Pacific nations, part of the Obama administration's effort to find new fuel for economic growth. ()
* Larry Summers, a former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, is said to be more than a little interested in taking over as Fed chairman if the job opens up. () Continued...