PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Sept 23

Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:49am EDT
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Sept 23 (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.

* Janet Yellen, the lead candidate to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, brings a demanding and harder-driving leadership style to the central bank, in contrast to Bernanke's low-key and often understated approach. ()

* Angela Merkel's conservatives won a resounding victory in Germany's elections, despite a surge by an anti-euro party that helped push her junior coalition partner out of parliament. ()

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* BlackBerry will focus on selling smartphone services to businesses, a risky, last-ditch effort to hold onto the market it pioneered. The plan appears to be to position the company as the go-to provider of systems to manage smartphone use for employers like the government and banks, where the need to ensure security is at a premium. ()   Continued...