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What's News brings you the headlines and business news that move markets and the world—twice every weekday. In 10-12 minutes, get caught up on the best Wall Street Journal scoops and exclusives, with insight and analysis from the award-winning reporters that broke the stories. Hosted by Annmarie Fertoli and Luke Vargas.
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The Crypto Industry Wades Into the 2024 Elections

P.M. Edition for May 21. The crypto industry is spending big on this year’s elections. The Wall Street Journal’s Caitlin Ostroff discusses what's at stake. And a new Fed survey shows Americans, especially parents, are still struggling with inflation. Plus, JPMorgan Chase says its consumer business is doing great. Telis Demos of WSJ’s Heard on the Street explains why customers may feel differently. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202414 minutes, 53 seconds
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How Utilities Stocks Became the Hot Market Bet on AI

A.M. Edition for May 21. With investors flocking to everything from gold to meme stocks, David Uberti explains how utilities stocks have shaken off their staid reputation. Plus, Donald Trump’s criminal trial helps his campaign to top President Biden in fundraising for the first time. And FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg bows to political pressure to resign, following a report detailing sexual harassment at the agency. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202413 minutes, 55 seconds
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ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Hamas Leaders

P.M. Edition for May 20. The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s defense minister and the leaders of Hamas. WSJ correspondent Dov Lieber has more. And special writer Theo Francis explains how Elon Musk is reshaping the landscape of executive pay. Plus, how your “digital twin” could help predict the effectiveness of a medical treatment before you even start it. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202414 minutes, 1 second
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Iran’s President Raisi Dies in a Helicopter Crash

A.M. Edition for May 20. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed overnight as his chopper ran into bad weather while returning from a trip to Azerbaijan. WSJ foreign correspondent Sune Rasmussen explains what Raisi’s death means amid the current turmoil in the Mideast. Plus, China sanctions several U.S. defense contractors over arms sales to Taiwan as the island inaugurates its new president. And issues at Boeing cloud the forecast for Europe’s biggest airline. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202413 minutes, 21 seconds
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Trump Hush-Money Trial: Prosecution Meets Politics

Former President Donald Trump has spent weeks in a courtroom in downtown Manhattan as prosecutors laid out their case that his efforts to bury an alleged sexual encounter with a porn star amounted to election interference in the 2016 race for the White House. WSJ reporter James Fanelli and senior political correspondent Molly Ball join host Danny Lewis to discuss the legal strategies in the courtroom and how the trial is affecting Trump’s current presidential campaign. Further Reading: Cohen Wavers on Recollection of Key Conversation With Trump at Trial  How Stormy Daniels’s Sordid Testimony Could Help Trump  Judge Finds Trump Violated Gag Order Again, Threatens Jail  Trump’s Trial and Campaign Collide as Historic Prosecution Begins  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202414 minutes, 45 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Dow 40K, Meme Stocks, Walmart Growing

How did website-design platform Squarespace’s stock make big moves? And are we trading GameStop like it’s 2021? Plus, how is Walmart planning its future? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20244 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dow Closes Above 40000, a Day After First Crossing Threshold

P.M. Edition for May 17. The Dow officially closed above 40000 today, for the first time ever. Special writer Gregory Zuckerman explains why investors are striking gold—and how long it could last. And Heard on the Street columnist David Wainer has more on why the Medicare bubble may have burst. Plus, workers at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama reject unionization, in a setback for the United Auto Workers union. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202414 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trump Allies Draft Plans for Mass Deportation of Migrants

A.M. Edition for May 17. Advisers to the former president are drawing up plans for an unprecedented immigration crackdown that could lead to the deportation of as many as 20 million migrants. Plus, China has announced its first large-scale intervention into the country’s collapsed housing market, by buying unsold homes. And the WSJ’s Nicole Friedman explains why the tide might finally be turning for U.S. buyers, as the amount of homes for sale picks up in Florida and Texas. Luke Vargas hosts. Correction: Chinese authorities are buying unsold homes. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said Beijing was buying unfinished and unsold homes. (Corrected May 17) Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202414 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dow Hits Once Implausible Milestone

P.M. Edition for May 16. The Dow topped 40000 for the first time today, but ultimately closed below the mark. Markets reporter Karen Langley has more on the milestone. And the U.S. blocks imports from dozens more Chinese companies, over their alleged ties to forced labor. Richard Vanderford, a reporter for the WSJ’s Risk and Compliance Journal, explains. Plus, President Biden asserts executive privilege over recordings of his interview with special counsel Robert Hur regarding his handling of classified documents. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202413 minutes, 52 seconds
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Microsoft Asks Some China Staff to Consider Relocating

A.M. Edition for May 16. Microsoft has asked hundreds of its China-based employees to consider transferring out of the country, in the latest sign of mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing. Plus, Russian work on a weapon that could destroy hundreds of satellites orbiting Earth, raises alarm in Washington. And, a decline in birth rates around the world is raising alarm bells. The WSJ’s Grep Ip explains the huge implications this could have for the global economy. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202414 minutes, 56 seconds
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Walmart Is America’s Biggest Retailer. But Amazon Is Catching Up.

P.M. Edition for May 15. For a decade, Walmart has held the title of America’s biggest company by revenue. But Amazon isn’t far behind. Retail reporter Sarah Nassauer explains. And U.S. inflation eased in April, with core prices posting their smallest increase since April 2021. Citigroup economist Veronica Clark has more. Plus, President Biden and former President Donald Trump agree to debates in June and September. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.  Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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Biden Backs $1 Billion in New Weapons for Israel

A.M. Edition for May 15. The Biden administration has notified Congress it’s moving forward with a new weapons package for Israel just days after it paused as hipment of bombs over concerns about the conduct of the war in Gaza. WSJ’s Jared Malsin explains what this says about Biden’s policy on Israel. Plus, the Justice Department says Boeing violated a settlement over two fatal 737 MAX plane crashes, exposing the company to potential criminal prosecution. And, Red Lobster prepares to file for bankruptcy as its debts mount and diners pull back on spending. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202415 minutes, 33 seconds
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Google Is Rolling Out AI-Powered Search Summaries

P.M. Edition for May 14. Google’s namesake search engine will soon include artificial-intelligence-powered answers. And fake science is flooding academic journals, forcing action from publishers. WSJ science reporter Nidhi Subbaraman has more. Plus, star witness Michael Cohen is under cross examination by Donald Trump’s lawyer. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202413 minutes, 37 seconds
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GameStop and AMC Shares Soar. Are Meme Stocks Back?

A.M. Edition for May 14. Two stocks at the heart of a pandemic-era trading craze are surging this week after a series of posts by an influential meme-stock guru. The WSJ’s Alex Frangos explains whether GameStop and AMC are experiencing a so-called “short squeeze,” and what that could mean for markets. Plus, President Biden unveils new China tariffs as U.S. trade policy takes center stage on the campaign trail. And OpenAI borrows from Hollywood’s vision of artificial intelligence as it launches its new voice assistant. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202413 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is Inflation So Stubborn Because of Small Businesses?

P.M. Edition for May 13. Many small businesses, facing cost pressures, plan to keep raising prices. Senior special writer Ruth Simon explains what that means for taming inflation. And Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, testifies that the former president told him to drag out hush-money talks with porn star Stormy Daniels. Plus, Melinda Gates is resigning from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202414 minutes, 21 seconds
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Offices Go Politics-Free Ahead of Biden-Trump Rematch

A.M. Edition for May 13. Vladimir Putin shakes up Russia’s military leadership by appointing an economist as defense minister. Plus, the United Auto Workers faces another key test in its organizing blitz in the South. And WSJ reporter Chip Cutter explains why corporate America is largely sitting out the 2024 election after previously feeling like it couldn’t afford to stay silent. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202413 minutes, 47 seconds
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Who Pays for Going Green? Your Questions Answered

How is the math of going green changing? In recent years, many homeowners, drivers and companies have bet on the long-term savings of going green. But are those savings and the subsidies that made them possible still balancing out the higher upfront costs? WSJ Paris bureau chief Stacy Meichtry and WSJ senior reporter Phred Dvorak answer listeners’ questions about recent changes to clean-energy rules on both sides of the Atlantic and what they mean for how consumers and governments pay for green initiatives. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading Households Wince at the Rising Price of Going Green  The Home-Solar Boom Gets a ‘Gut Punch’  Europe’s Green Agenda Collides With Geopolitical, Economic Reality U.S. Renewable Power Growth Is Setting New Records on the Back of Federal Support  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202413 minutes, 35 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Pixie Dust, BBQ Essentials, Uber Lyft-ed

Can streaming bring some magic back to Disney? And why is Tyson looking for the beef? Plus, how did Lyft manage to beat Uber? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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Biden Administration Plans to Quadruple Tariffs on Chinese EVs

P.M. Edition for May 10. A WSJ scoop: The Biden administration is planning to raise tariffs on clean-energy goods from China, with a levy on Chinese electric vehicles set to roughly quadruple. Reporter Andrew Duehren explains. And venture capitalist reporter Marc Vartabedian explains how VCs are playing matchmaker in the age of AI. Plus, Starbucks has a backseat driver. Restaurant reporter Heather Haddon has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202414 minutes, 3 seconds
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Online Shopping Didn’t Kill Retail. In Fact, It’s a Savior.

A.M. Edition for May 10. With a $320 million dollar floating pier on the Mediterranean just days away from operating, U.S. officials say key details about how aid will be delivered to Gaza have yet to be ironed out. Plus, Apple apologizes for its new iPad advert that critics say represents AI’s ability to crush human creativity. And WSJ reporter Kate King explains why our online shopping behavior might actually be saving bricks-and-mortar retail. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202412 minutes, 52 seconds
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T-Mobile, Verizon in Separate Talks to Buy Parts of U.S. Cellular

P.M. Edition for May 9. T-Mobile and Verizon are in talks to carve up regional wireless carrier U.S. Cellular. And America’s urban centers have too many schools and too few students. Education reporter Sara Randazzo explains. Plus, NATO’s top military chief urges businesses to prepare for conflict. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202413 minutes, 28 seconds
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To Wait or Not to Wait? The Risk of Cutting Rates Before the Fed

A.M. Edition for May 9. Europe is moving ahead of the Fed as rate cuts begin in several Western economies. But moving quicker than the U.S. isn’t without its perils, as Paul Hannon explains. Plus, why China wants consumers to trade in their old cars and washing machines. And, Journal tech columnist Christopher Mims shares his tasting notes on synthetic coffees, as climate change spurs the development of alternatives to the real thing. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202413 minutes, 40 seconds
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West Virginia Is Desperate for Workers, but Resistant to Migrant Labor

P.M. Edition for May 8. West Virginia is struggling to find workers. Reporter Paul Kiernan explains why there is resistance to migrant labor. And corporate profits are booming. Reporter Justin Lahart has more on what it means for the economy. Plus, after the success of weight-loss drugs like Ozempic, drugmakers are working on treatments to help people keep weight off. Senior writer Betsy McKay has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202413 minutes, 2 seconds
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U.S. Pauses Israeli Weapons Shipment After Rafah Attacks

A.M. Edition for May 8. In a rare formal rebuke of its top Middle East ally, the U.S. is withholding delivery of bombs to Israel out of concern the weapons could be used in densely populated areas of Gaza. Plus, Bud Light boycotts continue to drag U.S. sales for brewer AB InBev. And WSJ reporter Isabelle Bousquette explains how companies are creating AI-generated copies of real people, putting a modern twist on a traditional practice in industrial manufacturing. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202414 minutes, 26 seconds
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FDIC Probe Finds Culture Rife With Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

P.M. Edition for May 7. An investigation into the culture at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. found sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination have long pervaded the agency. And from tariffs and trade restrictions to regional conflicts, geopolitics are taking a central role in global supply chains. Pierre Bienaimé talks to logistics reporter Paul Berger for more. Plus, Stormy Daniels, testifying to court, recounts salacious details of an alleged tryst with former President Donald Trump. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202413 minutes, 38 seconds
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Israel Seizes Key Gaza Crossing as Rafah Assault Takes Shape

 A.M. Edition for May 7. WSJ foreign correspondent Stephen Kalin has the latest updates from Gaza after Israel sent tanks into Rafah and Hamas claimed to have accepted a cease-fire proposal. Plus, Apple enters the AI arms race with a push to develop its own chips for data centers. And Boeing’s Starliner launch is called off after concerns emerged with the rocket set to send NASA astronauts into space. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202412 minutes, 18 seconds
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Arizona Is Booming, But Voters Are Downbeat About the Economy

P.M. Edition for May 6. Concerns about housing costs and immigration unsettle Biden’s winning coalition from 2020, but abortion turmoil worries Republicans. National political reporter Eliza Collins explains what’s going on in this crucial swing state. And Israel begins hitting targets in Rafah, after Hamas said it accepted a proposal to pause the fighting that Israel said fell short of what it could accept. Plus, the Federal Aviation Administration opens a new Boeing inquiry, over the plane maker’s 787 Dreamliners. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202413 minutes, 51 seconds
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Israel Orders Rafah Evacuations Ahead of Expected Offensive

A.M. Edition for May 6. The Israeli military has started warning Gazans to leave parts of Rafah in advance of a much-anticipated offensive against Hamas in the crowded city. Plus, WSJ reporter Austin Ramzy explains what to watch for as Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Europe in a test of the continent’s allegiances. And Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway tweaks its portfolio but stays quiet on plans for its record cash pile. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202413 minutes, 29 seconds
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The NBA, the WNBA and the Pro Sports Pay Gap: Your Questions Answered

When Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark lit up this year’s March Madness basketball tournament and propelled the women’s final to top the men’s in TV viewership, the gap between men’s and women’s sports looked like it might be starting to close. But that’s not the case when it comes to starting salaries. WSJ senior sports reporter Rachel Bachman answers listeners' questions about the economics behind this difference, the future of pay in the WNBA and how we might reframe the conversation about pay equity in professional sports. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Further Reading Wait, Caitlin Clark Is Only Getting Paid $76,000?  How Nike Won the Battle for Caitlin Clark NCAA Women Beat Men in Finals’ Ratings for First Time—but Got 99% Less TV Money  Why NCAA Women Got More Viewers Than the Men But Less TV Money  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202414 minutes, 13 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Weak Coffee, Advantage Lost, AI Push

Why did Starbucks’ latest earnings leave a bitter taste for some investors? And how did healthcare turn unhealthy for CVS? Plus, how did artificial intelligence boost Amazon and Apple? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20245 minutes, 48 seconds
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Biden Seeks to Trump-Proof His Agenda

P.M. Edition for May 3. When Donald Trump was president, he used a 1996 law, the Congressional Review Act, to undo many of the regulations enacted by his predecessor. Now, President Biden is rushing to cement his legacy ahead of a likely rematch with Trump in November. Domestic policy correspondent Andrew Restuccia explains. And U.S. hiring slowed in April, boosting hopes for a late-summer rate cut. Plus, reporter Stu Woo explains why the U.S. is worried about China’s mission to the far side of the moon. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202413 minutes, 48 seconds
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Governments Crack Down on Free Press, Copying the Kremlin

A.M. Edition for May 3. Governments around the globe have been making it harder for the media to provide reliable and independent news—including in Russia, where WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich has been detained for more than a year. Plus, the U.S. reshuffles military assets in the Middle East after getting pushback from a Gulf partner wary of getting in the crosshairs of regional tensions. And, WSJ’s Jared Malsin explains why talks for a Gaza cease-fire are at a critical point. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202415 minutes, 13 seconds
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Berkshire Hathaway Poised to Hit $1 Trillion Valuation

P.M. Edition for May 2. Berkshire Hathaway is nearing a milestone, as thousands of investors and onlookers gather for its annual shareholder meeting this weekend. Markets reporter Karen Langley has more. And Sony and Apollo make a $26 billion, all-cash offer for Paramount. Plus, cleanup begins at UCLA after violent clashes between police and protesters. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202413 minutes, 50 seconds
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Can Ozempic Maker Novo Nordisk Keep Up Its Momentum?

A.M. Edition for May 2. Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk upped its full-year guidance today as it reported continued strong demand for its blockbuster weight-loss and diabetes drugs. Barclays analyst Emily Field discusses where the drugmaker could go from here. Plus, Exxon Mobil reaches an agreement to close its $60 billion merger with Pioneer. And TikTok strikes a licensing deal to return Universal Music artists to the platform. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202413 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fed Holds Rates Steady, Extends Wait-and-See Stance

P.M. Edition for May 1. The Federal Reserve is holding interest rates steady, acknowledging recent inflation setbacks. Heard on the Street editor Spencer Jakab explains. And BlackRock begins offering 401(k) retirement plans with a monthly check. Markets reporter Jack Pitcher has more. Plus, Arizona’s legislature votes to repeal the state’s nearly total ban on abortions. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202413 minutes, 32 seconds
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Embraer Plots a New Jet to Rival Boeing

A.M. Edition for May 1. Brazilian planemaker Embraer explores creating a new passenger aircraft that WSJ aviation reporter Ben Katz says would compete head-on with offerings from Airbus and Boeing. Plus, police remove pro-Palestinian demonstrators at Columbia University in New York and intervene amid violent clashes at UCLA. And, we dive into some of the themes playing out this earnings season, including the AI craze and the return of business travel. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202413 minutes, 34 seconds
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White House Aims to Reclassify Marijuana as Less Dangerous Drug

P.M. Edition for April 30. The Biden administration plans to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug. And Columbia University threatens to expel pro-Palestinian student protestors who took over an academic building on campus. New York City reporter Erin Ailworth reports from the scene, and money and power reporter Juliet Chung digs into the feasibility of their principal demand: divestment. Plus, a New York judge fines Donald Trump $9,000 for violating a gag order. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202413 minutes, 49 seconds
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Student Protesters Take Over Columbia Campus Building

A.M. Edition for April 29. Students upped the stakes in their standoff with the Columbia overnight by barricading themselves in an academic building after the school began suspending those who failed to disband a pro-Palestinian encampment. Plus, Microsoft makes a big AI bet on one of the world’s fastest-growing regions. And housing reporter Will Parker describes how lawmakers are attempting to crack down on investor purchases of single-family homes. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202414 minutes, 23 seconds
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Investors Are on Edge About the U.S. Presidential Election

P.M. Edition for April 29. Investors are starting to worry about what the Trump-Biden rematch will mean for their portfolios. Gunjan Banerji, lead writer for live markets, explains. And Paramount CEO Bob Bakish steps down, as the company explores a sale. Plus, some AI startups are raising hundreds of millions of dollars before they even have a product or revenue. Startups and venture capital reporter Berber Jin explains why that is fueling concerns of a bubble. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202413 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tesla Wins China's Approval for Self-Driving Tech

A.M. Edition for April 29. Elon Musk has wrapped up a visit to China after securing Beijing’s blessing for Tesla to roll out its advanced driver-assistance service in the country. WSJ tech reporter Raffaele Huang says it's a crucial victory for Musk as he tries to reignite Tesla's sagging growth. Plus, the U.S. and Egypt make a renewed push for a Gaza ceasefire. And reporter Ben Glickman explains why mentions of diversity initiatives are disappearing from company financial reports. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202414 minutes, 2 seconds
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U.S.-China Trade Tensions and Tariffs: Your Questions Answered

As the 2024 presidential election race heats up, the U.S. trade fight with China is increasingly becoming front-and-center. Last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, as both President Biden and former President Donald Trump call for more trade restrictions on China, and Beijing hits some U.S. imports with new levies. WSJ reporter Andy Duehren, who covers the Treasury Department and economic policy, and chief China correspondent Lingling Wei answer listener questions on how the U.S.-China trade fight might affect you, your business and the broader economy. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading Biden Calls for Steep Hike to Tariff on Chinese Steel  China Exports Rise as Trade Tensions Mount  A China-U.S. Decoupling? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet  Biden Admin Explores Raising Tariffs on Chinese EVs  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202414 minutes, 18 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Tesla Shift, Board Games, Big Oil

What drove auto makers’ stocks? And how did Hasbro play a winning move? Plus, why weren't Chevron’s and Exxon’s billions enough? Host Charley Grant discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20244 minutes, 51 seconds
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U.S. States Are Taking On China

P.M. Edition for April 26. From Florida to Montana, a growing list of local proposals, bills, laws and regulations aim to block Chinese individuals and companies from acquiring land, working on research, setting up factories and otherwise participating in the U.S. economy. China-focused correspondent James Areddy has more. And the U.S’s top auto industry regulator opens an investigation into Tesla over crashes and deaths tied to its Autopilot software. Plus, the Biden administration delays a decision on whether to ban menthol cigarettes after weighing the political risk of angering some Black voters. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202413 minutes, 44 seconds
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Hundreds Arrested as Campus Pro-Palestinian Protests Spread

A.M. Edition for April 26. Student demonstrations calling on universities to divest from companies doing business with Israel crop up nationwide, creating problems for administrators as they balance security and speech rights. Plus, Donald Trump’s allies draw up plans to blunt the independence of the Federal Reserve, a move WSJ editor Alex Frangos says would represent a ‘significant shift’ in how monetary policy is set. And America’s tech giants disclose record-high capital expenditures as the AI race keeps heating up. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202414 minutes, 54 seconds
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U.S. GDP Report’s Inflation Data Makes It Harder for Fed to Cut Rates

P.M. Edition for April 25. Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.6% seasonally- and inflation-adjusted annual rate in the first quarter. The Commerce Department’s report also suggests inflation was firmer than expected in March. Markets reporter David Uberti has more. And hearing a last-ditch appeal from Donald Trump, the Supreme Court appeared open to granting some level of immunity to protect former presidents from prosecution. Jess Bravin reports. Plus, Scott Patterson discusses the federal effort to speed up big power-grid infrastructure projects. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202415 minutes, 13 seconds
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New Emissions Rules Could Spell the End of U.S. Coal Plants

A.M. Edition for April 25. The Biden administration issues sweeping new rules to limit power-plant pollution, targeting existing coal and newly built natural-gas plants. WSJ climate reporter Ed Ballard explains how that could affect the U.S. energy mix as power demand surges. Plus, BHP offers to buy rival Anglo-American in a mining megadeal. And 18 of Donald Trump’s allies are indicted in Arizona on charges they tried to overturn the 2020 election. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202413 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Hospital Mergers Drive Up Prices for Consumers

P.M. Edition for April 24. A new study found that hospital mergers drive up healthcare costs. The Wall Street Journal’s Melanie Evans discusses how consumers are paying the price. And McKinsey is under criminal investigation for opioid-related consulting services. Plus, major business groups are suing to block a new federal rule banning employee noncompete agreements. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202413 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tesla Rallies After Musk Speeds Up Rollout of Cheaper EVs

A.M. Edition for April 24. Tesla’s stock soars off hours after CEO Elon Musk announced it would accelerate the launch of new models, including at more affordable prices. Plus, the Senate passes a long-delayed foreign aid package. And WSJ reporter Jack Pitcher explains why Cathie Wood’s ARK funds are facing an investor exodus despite this year’s market rally. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202414 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pennsylvania Primary Tests Democratic Divisions Over Israel

P.M. Edition for April 23. The Democratic Party faces an electoral test over Israel in Pennsylvania’s primary today. WSJ reporter Kris Maher discusses how the war is impacting voters in that crucial swing state. And the U.S. Federal Trade Commission votes to ban noncompete clauses that restrict job switching. The WSJ’s Dave Michaels has more. Plus, Tesla reports a sharp drop in first-quarter earnings. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202414 minutes, 15 seconds
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U.S. Targets Chinese Banks Helping Moscow’s War

A.M. Edition for April 23. Washington is drafting sanctions against some Chinese lenders as it seeks to stop Beijing from helping Russia rebuild its war machine. Plus, colleges struggle to stem the fallout from campus confrontations over the Israel-Hamas war. And as efforts to ban books soar across the U.S., WSJ’s Joseph De Avila discusses some of the targeted titles and the groups calling for the bans. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202413 minutes, 39 seconds
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Big Tech Faces Earnings Test

P.M. Edition for April 22. The so-called Magnificent Seven stocks shed a combined $950 billion in market value last week, the largest on record. Wall Street Journal banking reporter Charley Grant says upcoming earnings offer an opportunity to stop the slide. And OpenAI CEO Sam Altman invests in a company tackling artificial intelligence’s big appetite for clean energy. Climate finance reporter Amrith Ramkumar has more. Plus, opening statements kick off Trump’s hush-money trial in Manhattan. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202412 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ukraine Aid Bill, TikTok Ban Head to U.S. Senate

A.M. Edition for April 22. The House over the weekend passed a $95 billion foreign aid-package, along with a bill that would force the sale of TikTok by its Chinese-controlled owner. WSJ congressional reporter Natalie Andrews explains how those measures are likely to fare in the Senate. Plus, reporter William Boston on the state of the car industry after VW workers vote to join the UAW and Tesla cuts prices. And the Supreme Court takes on homelessness. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202414 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tesla’s Troubles and the EV Slowdown: Your Questions Answered

Tesla’s stock has fallen by about 40% this year. Last week, the company announced layoffs and a recall of its newest electric vehicle, the Cybertruck, due to a faulty accelerator pedal months after it was released. Other car makers are reporting weakened demand for EVs, and a lot more interest in hybrid cars from American consumers. So, what happened to the high hopes of America’s electric car future? WSJ’s Stephen Wilmot and Mike Colias answer listener questions on what’s going on in the EV market and what it means for consumers, investors and the automakers like General Motors, Ford and Toyota. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Further Reading The Six Months That Short-Circuited the Electric-Vehicle Revolution Biden’s EPA Gives Automakers More Leeway to Phase Out Gas-Engine Cars Tesla Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Over Autopilot’s Involvement in 2018 Fatal Crash  The Inside Tale of Tesla’s Fall to Earth  How Electric Vehicles Are Losing Momentum with U.S. Buyers, in Charts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202414 minutes, 19 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: High Flier, Revenue Shift, Ticket Trouble

How did United Airlines' earnings land with investors? And why are subscribers not enough for Netflix? Plus, what troubles Live Nation? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Extreme Inflation From A to Z: Zimbabwe

P.M. Edition for April 19. We end our series on inflation in Zimbabwe. The country recently launched a new currency, but will it help locals who struggle with inflation and can’t save? Producer Anthony Bansie reports. Plus, Tesla recalls 3,878 Cybertrucks to repair or replace faulty accelerator pedals. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202415 minutes, 8 seconds
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Israel Hits Back at Iran With Overnight Strikes

A.M. Edition for April 19. WSJ correspondent Dov Lieber explains what’s known about Israel’s retaliatory strikes on Iran, which appear to have been narrow in scope to avoid further escalation. Plus, Apple yanks popular messaging applications like WhatsApp and Threads from its Chinese App Store after a fresh censorship order from Beijing. And voters in India begin casting ballots in the largest democratic exercise in the world. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202413 minutes, 49 seconds
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States Fight Private-Equity Healthcare Takeovers

P.M. Edition for April 18. More than a dozen U.S. states are fighting healthcare acquisitions backed by private equity. WSJ Pro private-equity reporter Chris Cumming explains. And banking reporter Charley Grant explains why pension funds are pulling hundreds of billions of dollars out of stocks. Plus, U.S. mortgage rates rise and home sales fall. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202414 minutes, 16 seconds
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Inside Iran's Gamble on Open Confrontation

A.M. Edition for April 18. After long relying on militias in its deadly fight with Israel, Iran’s direct attack on Israel last weekend marked a major shift in strategy. WSJ correspondent Jared Malsin explains what prompted Tehran to emerge from the shadows. Plus, House Republicans prepare to fast-track a bill that could ban or force the sale of video-sharing app TikTok. And how slumping car demand and efforts to unionize factories are adding to pressure on the automobile sector. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202415 minutes, 10 seconds
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Economists’ Expectations for the U.S. Economy

P.M. Edition for April 17. Economists raised their expectations for U.S. growth, inflation and the level of future interest rates in the latest WSJ quarterly survey. Markets and economics reporter Sam Goldfarb has more. Plus, Boeing’s quality issues take center stage at a congressional hearing. WSJ aerospace reporter Sharon Terlep has the details. And U.S. House speaker Mike Johnson pushes ahead with a high-stakes vote on a foreign aid package. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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Biden Looks to Triple Tariffs on Chinese Steel

A.M. Edition for April 17. President Joe Biden is calling for a steep rise in tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum. The WSJ’s Jason Douglas says the tariffs could be the first step in a range of protectionist measures against a surge in Chinese exports that has alarmed the White House. Plus, the jury begins to take shape in Donald Trump’s hush-money trial. And Tesla delays deliveries of its much-hyped Cybertruck. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202413 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell Tempers Expectations on Rate Cuts

P.M. Edition for April 16. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said firmer-than-expected inflation and hiring have weakened the case for pre-emptive interest-rate cuts. And the International Monetary Fund says the global economy is picking up steam this year, but the poorest countries are falling behind. Economics reporter Paul Kiernan has more on the revised expectations. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could affect hundreds of January 6th, 2021 prosecutions. Legal affairs correspondent Jan Wolfe has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202414 minutes, 25 seconds
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China’s Economy Picks Up, Even as Foreign Firms Look Elsewhere

A.M. Edition for April 16. China is reporting 5.3% GDP growth for the first quarter as efforts to boost the country’s factories begin to show results. However, ifo Institute economist Andreas Baur and WSJ reporter Jason Douglas explain that foreign businesses’ moves to diversify their supply chains could complicate Beijing’s plans. Plus, the Justice Department prepares to sue concert promoter Live Nation. And as conflict scrambles energy markets, traders bet producers will step in before oil hits $100 a barrel. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202414 minutes, 2 seconds
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What Would Keeping Rates Higher for Longer Mean for Stocks?

P.M. Edition for April 15. Interest-rate cuts could be further down the line than many investors had hoped. Markets reporter Hardika Singh explains what keeping rates higher for longer could mean for the stock market. And Tesla plans to cut more than 10% of its workforce. Autos reporter Ryan Felton has more. Plus, investment banking and trading power earnings at Goldman Sachs. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202414 minutes, 25 seconds
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Israel Weighs Iran Response, Amid U.S. Fears of Regional War

A.M. Edition for April 15. After the U.S. helped Israel repel the first direct attack by Iran, WSJ correspondent Dov Lieber says President Joe Biden is now tasked with trying to prevent the wider war in the Middle East he’s sought to avoid. Plus, Samsung moves past Apple to become the top global smartphone provider. And Donald Trump’s day in court arrives in his hush money criminal trial. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202413 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mixed Messages in a Strong U.S. Jobs Market: Your Questions Answered

According to the numbers, the U.S. jobs market is doing well. The Labor Department says employers added 303,000 jobs in March, 100,000 more than most economists expected, and the unemployment rate remains close to lows not seen since the 1960s. So why do so many Americans feel frustrated by their employment prospects? Wall Street Journal reporter Harriet Torry and columnist Calum Borchers answer your questions on the labor market. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading Brisk Hiring Bolsters Fed’s Cautious Stance on Rate Cuts  These College Seniors Locked In Job Offers. Here’s How They Did It.  How Gen Z Is Becoming the Toolbelt Generation  Americans Don’t Care as Much About Work. And It Isn’t Just Gen Z.  What’s Wrong With the Economy? It’s You, Not the Data  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202413 minutes, 15 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Banks’ Inflation, Amazon AI, Boeing Again

How is inflation becoming a thorn in the side of U.S. banks, despite many reporting big earnings? And will AI turn into Amazon’s “fourth pillar” along with its Marketplace, Prime and Web Services businesses? Plus, is there an end in sight for Boeing’s troubles? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20245 minutes, 13 seconds
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Extreme Inflation from A to Z: Turkey

P.M. Edition for April 12. Turkey’s rental prices have become "crazy expensive" following a rush for housing after a major earthquake last year. So, how's Turkey addressing extreme housing inflation? Producer Anthony Bansie reports. Plus, the U.S. moves warships to defend Israel in case of Iranian attack. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202415 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why Israel Risks Losing Its War in Gaza

A.M. Edition for April 12. We're exclusively reporting that an Iranian attack on Israel is expected in the next two days. WSJ reporter Marcus Walker says this comes as Israel faces the prospect of having made some tactical gains in Gaza but not achieving its overall strategic goal of eliminating Hamas. Plus, China orders its telecom carriers to stop using American chips. And Oakland triggers a Bay Area spat with San Francisco by renaming its airport. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202413 minutes, 53 seconds
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Can the U.S. Find Workers for Its Chip Renaissance?

P.M. Edition for April 11. The U.S. is building up its domestic semiconductor industry. But it will need a lot of workers to do it. Chief economics commentator Greg Ip has more. And markets and economics reporter Sam Goldfarb explains why inflation is a stubborn political problem for President Biden. Plus, O.J. Simpson, whose murder trial spurred a national debate over race and criminal justice, has died at the age of 76. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202412 minutes, 41 seconds
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U.S. Warns of Imminent Attack on Israel

A.M. Edition for April 11. U.S. intelligence shows Iran or its proxies could be preparing to attack Israel in retaliation for an alleged strike on an Iranian diplomatic building in Syria. WSJ correspondent Sune Rasmussen says the warning shows Iran itself might engage Israel in a conflict. Plus, Instagram begins warning teens against sending nude images. And WSJ reporter Isabel Coles unpacks the stakes of Kyiv’s anti-corruption campaign. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202414 minutes, 13 seconds
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Hotter-Than-Expected Inflation Could Upend Fed’s Rate-Cut Plans

P.M. Edition for April 10. A June interest-rate cut could be off the table after inflation came in hotter than expected for March. The major U.S. stock indexes fell on the news, with the Dow dropping more than 400 points. Chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202413 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fitch Cuts China’s Credit Rating Outlook to Negative

A.M. Edition for April 10. Ratings company Fitch says China’s public finances are facing strain as a result of a shaky economy and rising fiscal deficits. WSJ Asia markets editor Matthew Thomas explains how a prolonged property slump is at the center of Fitch’s concerns. Plus, more turbulence for Boeing as an engineer alleges it took shortcuts in fixing its jets. And how an EU court’s ruling that protection from climate change is a human right could have global ripple effects. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202413 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why NCAA Women Got More Viewers Than the Men But Less TV Money

P.M. Edition for April 9. Sunday’s NCAA women’s basketball tournament final drew more viewers than the men’s final for the first time in history. But the TV rights to broadcast it cost far less. Senior sports reporter Rachel Bachman explains why. And Arizona revives a 160-year-old abortion ban, putting the swing state front and center in the 2024 election. Plus, President Biden’s climate record beats that of his predecessors. So why don’t voters seem to care? Climate finance reporter Amrith Ramkumar explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202413 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Loophole Driving a Global Migration Crisis

A.M. Edition for April 9. Laws meant to protect refugees from persecution are being used by vast numbers of economic migrants, creating a conundrum for rich countries, WSJ’s David Luhnow says. Plus, the U.S. proposes a six-week cease-fire in Gaza that would see hostages released. And, we take a look at the best job markets in America. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202413 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Pennsylvania’s Fracking Boom Could Dim Biden’s Re-Election Chances

P.M. Edition for April 8. Changing industries have shifted party politics in Pennsylvania. Economic churn is pushing voters toward Trump in the Pittsburgh area, potentially overwhelming Democrats’ base of college-educated workers. Reporter and editor Aaron Zitner explains. And JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warns the U.S. could face an interest-rate spike. Plus, Donald Trump says abortion should be left to the states, in a new campaign video. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202414 minutes, 24 seconds
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Is It a Bird? A Plane? No. It’s Your Insurer

A.M. Edition for April 8. Insurance companies are deploying drones, airplanes and even high-altitude balloons to document the condition of homes nationwide. WSJ reporter Jean Eaglesham explains how the ensuing wealth of aerial imagery is helping the industry ditch higher-risk properties. Plus, Israel withdraws troops from southern Gaza to prepare for a next, potentially larger offensive. And Elon Musk vows to fight Brazil’s Supreme Court in a free-speech showdown. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202414 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Dartmouth Union Vote and College Sports: Your Questions Answered

The Final Four is now the final two ahead of Monday's NCAA men's college basketball championship. Women’s college basketball will crown its champion today. But off the court, many players and fans may have their eyes on Dartmouth, where the men’s basketball team last month voted to unionize. The move is already having ripple effects across the college sports world, with big questions over whether college athletes are amateurs or professionals. Wall Street Journal reporter Louise Radnofsky and sports columnist Jason Gay answer listener questions. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading Are NCAA Athletes Amateurs Anymore?  College Athletes Are Cashing In on the NCAA’s New Rules The NCAA Wants to Pay College Athletes. It Doesn’t Really Have a Choice.  College Sports Stares Down Its Doomsday Scenario  Dartmouth Basketball Players Vote to Unionize in New Challenge to NCAA’s Amateurism Model  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202414 minutes, 31 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Beauty Spots, Bright Jeans, Disney Battle

Which beauty stock lost its glamor? And why is Levi’s betting on baggier jeans? Plus, what did Nelson Peltz and Trian Partners win after losing the Disney proxy battle against Bob Iger? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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Extreme Inflation from A to Z: Argentina

P.M. Edition for April 5. We begin our series on inflation, starting with Argentina. Young people are getting “delulu” with their spending, buying more now since their pesos will get them less later. What’s Argentina doing about it? Producer Anthony Bansie reports. Plus, U.S. employers hired briskly in March, adding 303,000 jobs to the economy. Reporter Justin Lahart has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202416 minutes, 14 seconds
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Brits Are Coming for American Jobs

A.M. Edition for April 5. More U.S. companies are shipping white-collar jobs across the Atlantic. WSJ reporter Chelsey Dulaney explains why a sluggish U.K. economy has made the country an unlikely outsourcing destination. Plus, Israel has agreed to allow more aid into Gaza after the White House warned that support for the war against Hamas depends on easing a growing humanitarian crisis. And China turns to new AI tools to spread misinformation abroad. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202414 minutes, 22 seconds
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Biden Calls for Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza

P.M. Edition for April 4. President Biden has called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza, during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the White House. National politics reporter Vivian Salama has more. Meanwhile, the Israeli military scrambled GPS signals today, as the country prepares for possible retaliation from Iran. Plus, why Amazon sellers are miffed about return theft. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202413 minutes, 18 seconds
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NATO Turns 75: ‘It’s the Best of Times, the Worst of Times’

A.M. Edition for April 4. NATO’s 32 members are gathering to mark the military alliance turning 75, but as WSJ Brussels bureau chief Dan Michaels explains, the anniversary comes amid growing tensions over how to handle the war in Ukraine. Plus, a Manhattan judge rules that Donald Trump’s hush money case can go ahead later this month. And interest rates in Europe and the U.S. finally look set to fall with rate cuts now firmly expected in June. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202414 minutes, 59 seconds
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Disney Shareholders Back CEO Bob Iger, Ending Boardroom Battle

P.M. Edition for April 3. Disney defeats activist shareholder Nelson Peltz in a fight for influence in the company’s boardroom. Hollywood business reporter Robbie Whelan has more on CEO Bob Iger’s victory over one of Wall Street’s most aggressive investors. And Paramount enters exclusive merger discussions with Skydance, pausing any conversations with other bidders. Plus, up to 20% of those who applied for college financial aid using a federal government form received incorrect results. Personal finance reporter Oyin Adedoyin says that could reduce their aid packages. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202413 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trump Leads Biden in Six of Seven Election Battlegrounds

A.M. Edition for April 3. A new WSJ poll finds that President Biden faces an uphill battle if he hopes to recreate his path to victory in the 2020 election this November. Journal editor Aaron Zitner explains whether the results offer any silver linings for the president. Plus, Taiwan suffers its strongest earthquake in more than two decades. And U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen prepares to warn China against flooding the world with cheap goods. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202414 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Factory Logs Before Boeing’s 737 Door Plug Blowout

P.M. Edition for April 2. How did an airplane factory in Washington state suffer the production breakdown that would allow an Alaska Airlines jet’s door plug to blow off midflight? Andrew Tangel has the details on a Wall Street Journal exclusive. And Tesla reports its first year-over-year decline in quarterly deliveries since 2020. Rebecca Elliott explains. Plus, Israel’s allies demand an explanation one day after an airstrike killed seven aid workers in Gaza. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202414 minutes, 40 seconds
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U.S. Dual National Killed in Reported Israeli Airstrike

 A.M. Edition for April 2. José Andres’ World Central Kitchen has suspended its operations in Gaza after seven of its workers were killed in what it said was an Israeli airstrike. WSJ Middle East correspondent Jared Malsin explains how the incident could cause diplomatic fallout in Washington. Plus, Disney takes an early lead in its proxy battle with Nelson Peltz. And Donald Trump posts bond in his civil fraud case. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202414 minutes
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Senior Housing Rebounds After Pandemic-Era Slump

P.M. Edition for April 1. Occupancy rates at many senior communities in the U.S. are rising close to their pre-pandemic levels. Real-estate reporter Peter Grant explains that means for aging Americans—and for investors. And Google agrees to destroy private browsing data as part of a settlement that still leaves it vulnerable to individuals filing claims. National legal affairs reporter Erin Mulvaney has more. Plus, a Florida Supreme Court decision clears the way for voters to decide, this November, whether to guarantee abortion rights in their state constitution. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202412 minutes, 40 seconds
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TikTok Ban to Face Lengthy Senate Debate

A.M. Edition for April 1. Lawmakers backing a crackdown on TikTok are worried Senate changes to a recently passed House proposal could see their efforts delayed or scrapped entirely. Journal congressional reporter Natalie Andrews explains what could be in store for the legislation. Plus, families of Israeli hostages join anti-government protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And AT&T discloses that a major data breach has seen the names and Social Security numbers of millions of account holders leaked on the dark web. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202414 minutes, 33 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: DJT Trade, McKrispy Deal, Aviation Turbulence

What was early trading like after Donald Trump’s Truth Social entered the public markets? And is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts at McDonald’s restaurants a sweet deal? Plus, what’s troubling Boeing and United Airlines this week? Host Charley Grant discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20244 minutes, 43 seconds
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Chasing the Base: How the Border Surge Changed Immigration Politics

Illegal immigration across the southern border has long been an issue that animates Republicans, but recent surges have made it a top concern for voters across the political spectrum. More than 100,000 migrants have come to New York City, and thousands of people are living in shelters in neighborhoods around the city while attempting to obtain legal status. The presence of these newcomers made immigration the top issue there in a recent special election for Congress. The winner, Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi, won by talking about border security, and his party-mates hope he has cracked the code for parrying GOP attacks on the issue. For the last installment of “Chasing the Base,” WSJ political reporter Jimmy Vielkind travels to Queens and Long Island to speak with officials and voters about how immigration has become an issue in places far from the southern border. Listen to previous episodes of “Chasing the Base” here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202420 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mega Mergers Are Making a Comeback

P.M. Edition for March 29. Giant merger and acquisition deals are making a comeback. But will the rebound last? Reporter Ben Dummett has the story. And why immigration has become a top political issue far from the border, in New York. Political reporter Jimmy Vielkind has a preview of the latest episode of Chasing the Base. Plus, the Federal Reserve’s preferred gauge of inflation landed in line with expectations. Markets reporter Charley Grant has the details. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Correction: Evan Gershkovich was detained by Russian authorities on March 29. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said it was on March 28. (Corrected on March 29) Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202416 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Fight to Free Evan Gershkovich

A.M. Edition for March 29. It’s been a year since Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was wrongfully detained in Russia. His friend and colleague Eliot Brown looks back on a year of stolen stories, stolen joys and stolen memories, and WSJ Assistant Editor Paul Beckett discusses the efforts under way to secure Evan’s release. Plus, President Biden tops up his campaign war chest with a star-studded fundraiser in New York. And major health insurers will start covering weight-loss drug Wegovy. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202415 minutes, 40 seconds
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FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

P.M. Edition for March 28. Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of collapsed crypto exchange FTX, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for what prosecutors called one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history. Cryptocurrency reporter Caitlin Ostroff has the details. And lawyers are gearing up for the legal fight over the Baltimore bridge collapse. Insurance reporter Jean Eaglesham explains why it could take years to resolve. Plus, financial regulation reporter Andrew Ackerman has more on why a bond reclassification might be raising your electricity bill. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202410 minutes, 27 seconds
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Inside Silicon Valley’s AI Talent War

A.M. Edition for March 28. Tech companies are serving up million-dollar-a-year compensation packages and a host of other perks amid a shortage in AI talent. WSJ tech reporter Katherine Bindley pulls back the curtain on the fight to attract the right candidates. Plus, Google finds that Russian troll farms linked to the late founder of the Wagner Group are alive and peddling disinformation. And Home Depot eyes a future beyond its big orange stores. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202414 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Hospitals Are Hitting Patients With ‘Facility’ Fees

P.M. Edition for March 27. Hospitals are adding billions of dollars in facility fees to routine care, leaving unsuspecting patients with extra charges. Hospital industry reporter Melanie Evans has more. Plus, investigators are looking into whether contaminated fuel played a role in the accident. Senior reporter Costas Paris explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202414 minutes, 8 seconds
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Baltimore Bridge Collapse Throws Shipping a Curveball

A.M. Edition for March 27. As a probe into the Baltimore bridge accident begins, we are exclusively reporting that it will include whether dirty fuel played a role. WSJ reporter David Uberti also helps size up the economic impact of the collapse. Plus, NBC News drops Ronna McDaniel under pressure from its on-air talent. And, the WSJ’s Ben Eisen breaks down how surging housing prices are drawing in investors eager to snap up homes nearing foreclosure. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202414 minutes, 51 seconds
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Search Continues for Six Missing After Baltimore Bridge Collapse

P.M. Edition for March 26. Rescue workers continue to search for six people still unaccounted for after a bridge collapse in Baltimore. The bridge was hit by a cargo ship overnight. C. Ryan Barber reports from the scene. And a $20 billion merger deal between Kroger and Albertsons could hinge on the definition of what is a supermarket. Agriculture business reporter Patrick Thomas explains. Plus, shares of Donald Trump’s social-media company, Truth Social, surge in its trading debut. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202415 minutes, 19 seconds
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Baltimore Bridge Collapses After Being Struck by Ship

A.M. Edition for March 26. The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapses after a large containership crashed into it, sending vehicles and people into the water and cutting off traffic on Interstate 695. Plus, the Dominican Republic looks to a border wall to contain the crisis in neighboring Haiti. The WSJ’s Santiago Perez discusses what this means for the broader region, including the U.S. And, after a series of high-profile production blunders, some manufacturers are on a quest to eliminate errors. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202414 minutes, 57 seconds
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Some States Want to Pay Teachers More, to Keep Them From Quitting

P.M. Edition for March 25. Teachers’ pay has barely budged since 1990, even with more funding for public schools. Now, some states want to pass pay mandates. WSJ K-12 education reporter Matt Barnum has more. And an appellate court ruled Donald Trump can post a smaller, $175 million bond in his civil fraud case. Plus, Boeing’s CEO is stepping down. Heard on the Street columnist Jon Sindreau has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202414 minutes, 54 seconds
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ISIS Attack Opens New Front for Russia

A.M. Edition for March 25. WSJ correspondent Thomas Grove examines Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to a terrorist assault that claimed more than 130 lives, and why the Islamic State sees both the West and its authoritarian foes as enemies. Plus, Trump runs out of time to pay—or dodge—a $454 million penalty. And, CEO pay rides the stock-market wave. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202414 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sticky Food Inflation’s Got Consumers Down: Your Questions Answered

Even as inflation is coming down, food prices remain high both at supermarkets and restaurants. WSJ restaurants reporter Heather Haddon answers listener questions about what is keeping food prices so sticky and how consumers can shop and eat smarter. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Further Reading It’s Been 30 Years Since Food Ate Up This Much of Your Income  Food Is Taking a Bite Out of Your Income. These Consumers Are Getting Creative.  We Still Don’t Believe How Much Things Cost  Big Profits and High Prices: There Is a Connection  The Skyrocketing Costs Driving Cheeseburger Prices Up—and Restaurant Owners Out  Surge Pricing Is Coming to More Menus Near You  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Ice Cream Spin-Off, Paramount Bid, Surprise Delivery

Why did Unilever lose its taste for ice cream? And how much does Apollo want Paramount? Plus, did FedEx manage to deliver for investors? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20245 minutes, 29 seconds
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Shooting, Blasts at Moscow Venue Kill at Least 40 People

P.M. Edition for March 22. In Russia, authorities say explosions rocked a concert hall just outside Moscow and gunmen opened fire on concert-goers Friday evening, killing at least 40 people. Authorities are investigating it as a terrorist attack. And shares of Donald Trump’s SPAC are surging. Markets reporter Charley Grant explains who’s investing, and whether going public might ease the former president’s financial woes. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202413 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fears Mount of Another Genocide in Darfur

A.M. Edition for March 22. WSJ Africa bureau chief Gabriele Steinhauser shares witness accounts of fresh atrocities committed in Darfur, two decades after mass killings there drew global attention. Plus, the U.S. shifts its policy toward Israel by pushing for an immediate Gaza ceasefire at the U.N. Security Council. And lender Fannie Mae predicts mortgage rates will stay higher for longer, even once the Fed starts cutting interest rates. Luke Vargas hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202416 minutes, 12 seconds
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FTC Says Large Grocers Used Size, Scale to Edge Out Smaller Rivals

P.M. Edition for March 21. Federal regulators say large grocery store chains were able to beat smaller rivals, using their size to keep their shelves stocked during the pandemic. Logistics and supply chain reporter Liz Young has more. And the Justice Department sues Apple, alleging it exploits an illegal monopoly. Plus, shares of Reddit soar, closing up more than 48% in its market debut. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Correction: Fifteen states and the District of Columbia joined the Justice Department’s suit against Apple. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said 17 states were involved. (Corrected on March 21) Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202414 minutes, 7 seconds
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Big Tech Companies Take Aim at Apple’s App Store

A.M. Edition for March 21. Apple faces fresh legal challenges as Meta, Microsoft, X, Spotify and Match protest its new App Store policies. Plus, Donald Trump is in line for a $3.5 billion windfall from his stake in Truth Social. And our chief economics commentator Greg Ip explains how President Biden and Donald Trump have used the powers of the presidency to influence private businesses. Peter Granitz hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202416 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Wall Street Is Investing in Law Firms in Arizona

P.M. Edition for March 20. Private equity, hedge funds and other investors are seeing potential in an unusual opportunity in Arizona—having an equity stake in law firms. National legal affairs reporter Erin Mulvaney has the story. And legal turmoil over a Texas immigration law leaves state and border residents mired in confusion. Reporter Elizabeth Findell has more. Plus, the Federal Reserve held interest-rates steady, but still sees three rate cuts on the horizon this year. The news sent all three major stock indexes to record highs. Chief economics commentator Greg Ip explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202414 minutes, 52 seconds
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Border Enforcement in Disarray Following Dueling Court Rulings

A.M. Edition for March 20. An appeals court has blocked a Texas law that would let the state arrest and deport non-citizens crossing the border illegally, despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing the law, known as SB4, to proceed. WSJ Supreme Court reporter Jess Bravin explains why the debate between Austin and Washington could have legal ripples throughout the country. Plus, Intel wins the biggest federal chipmaking grant to date. And the U.S. drops in world happiness rankings. Peter Granitz hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202415 minutes
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Realtors Re-Examine Their Careers After NAR Settlement

P.M. Edition for March 19. A national legal settlement announced last week could upend the way more than a million people who broker home buying and selling get paid. Reporter Joseph De Avila explains how they are re-examining their careers. And the Supreme Court won’t block Texas from implementing its own criminal law, allowing state officials to arrest and deport immigrants, Plus, U.S. businesses want to revive expired tax breaks. U.S. tax policy reporter Richard Rubin explains why Senate Republicans aren’t on board. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202416 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Global Era of Negative Interest Rates Is Over

A.M. Edition for March 19. Japan’s central bank has raised rates for the first time in 17 years. WSJ Tokyo chief Peter Landers explains why this marks a milestone for one of the world’s biggest economies. Plus, Nvidia presents its next generation of chips. And, Israel agrees to send a team to Washington to discuss its plans in southern Gaza as Biden pushes Netanyahu to reconsider his war strategy. Kate Bullivant hosts.  Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why Are Top Women Executives Leaving Goldman Sachs?

P.M. Edition for March 18. Stephanie Cohen, one of the most senior executives at Goldman Sachs, is leaving the company for a new role at Cloudflare. She is the latest in a string of departures by female partners. Reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis has more. And how an obscure server-maker, Super Micro Computer, had a better year than Nvidia. Plus, former President Donald Trump says he can’t secure a bond for a $454 million civil-fraud judgment against him. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202414 minutes, 33 seconds
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Would You Live and Work in China? A ‘Charm Offensive’ Tries to Change Minds

A.M. Edition for March 15. WSJ reporter Liza Lin explains how Chinese officials hope to reverse years of pandemic-induced isolation and boost the world’s second-largest economy. Plus, Vladimir Putin wins another six years in office. And, U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating Meta for its role in illicit drug sales. Luke Vargas hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202416 minutes, 57 seconds
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Chasing the Base: For Republican Voters, Trump Transcends Culture Wars

After a big re-election win last year, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida is “where woke goes to die.” But the slew of culture-war policies he pushed, from restricting instruction about sexual orientation in schools to cracking down on drag performances, aren’t a top issue for many voters in the presidential race. While Republicans were generally supportive of DeSantis’s policies, they still said they preferred former President Donald Trump for the White House because of his stances on immigration and his record in the White House. WSJ political reporter Jimmy Vielkind travels to central Florida to speak with parents, activists and long-time Republicans about the limits of the culture war and what role they might play in Trump’s re-election campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202419 minutes, 23 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Southwest Cuts, Discount Trouble, CEO’s Return

How are Boeing’s troubles affecting Southwest? And how is inflation impacting discount stores like Dollar Tree? Plus, will the return of a former CEO help Under Armour? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why Gen Z Voters Are America’s Most Disillusioned

P.M. Edition for March 15. The young adults in Generation Z are more skeptical of government and pessimistic about the future than any living generation before them. National political reporter Eliza Collins explains why, and whether the U.S. presidential candidates can engage them. And a groundbreaking settlement will change how Americans buy and sell homes. National legal affairs reporter Laura Kusisto explains. Plus, Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis can stay on the election-interference case against former President Donald Trump, now that the deputy with whom she had a romantic relationship has resigned. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202415 minutes, 59 seconds
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China Slams Potential Forced Sale of TikTok

A.M. Edition for March 15. Top Chinese officials are sharply criticizing the U.S. for moves targeting TikTok, accusing Washington of using “robber’s logic” to try and snatch the popular app. WSJ China bureau chief Jonathan Cheng says that stance leaves TikTok’s Beijing-based owner with few options as it navigates its next steps. Plus, a Florida judge rejects Donald Trump’s bid to dismiss his Mar-a-Lago documents case. And correspondent Omar Abdel-Baqui breaks down the state of Gaza’s wartime economy amid soaring inflation and a breakdown of the banking sector. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202417 minutes, 8 seconds
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Big Profits and High Prices: What’s the Connection?

P.M. Edition for March 14. We often link big profits and high prices together. Our chief economics commentator Greg Ip dives into the details of their connection. And former U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is assembling a group to buy TikTok. Plus, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls for an end to Benjamin Netanyahu’s government in Israel, saying the prime minister “has lost his way.” Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202413 minutes, 20 seconds
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As the World Looked Elsewhere, North Korea Got More Dangerous

A.M. Edition for March 14. With the war in Ukraine and other crises occupying global attention, Kim Jong Un has enlarged his nuclear arsenal and deepened diplomatic connections with China and Russia. WSJ Korea bureau chief Timothy Martin says the heightened threat posed by North Korea was palpable during U.S.-South Korea military exercises that concluded today. Plus, fresh warning signs for the EV market as startup Fisker looks into a possible bankruptcy. And rising immigration reverses population declines in American cities. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202417 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why Bitcoin ETFs Still Aren’t Drawing in Financial Advisers

P.M. Edition for March 13. Bitcoin ETFs have drawn billions of dollars from investors but they still aren’t bringing in a key target audience: financial advisers. Markets reporter Vicky Ge Huang has more. Plus, House lawmakers overwhelmingly approve a bill that would ban TikTok in the U.S., or force a sale of the company. But the measure’s fate in the Senate is uncertain. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202414 minutes, 32 seconds
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House to Vote on Bill to Ban TikTok or Force Its Sale

A.M. Edition for March 13. House lawmakers are expected to pass legislation today calling for ByteDance to divest itself of TikTok or see the app banned in its most important market. WSJ reporter Stu Woo says the bill is the most serious threat yet to TikTok’s existence in America, but still faces potential hurdles in the Senate and the courts. Plus, the EU prepares to vote on world-first AI regulations. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202416 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why College Admissions Season Is So Chaotic and Confusing

P.M. Edition for March 12. A Supreme Court ruling striking down affirmative action in admissions, changes in the federal financial-aid application, and testing requirements are making this an exceptionally confusing time for prospective students. Personal finance reporter Oyin Adedoyin has more. And slightly stronger than expected inflation in February is unlikely to deter the Federal Reserve’s rate cut plans. Reporter Justin Lahart explains. Plus, lawmakers grill special counsel Robert Hur over his report on President Biden’s handling of classified documents. Justice Department reporter Sadie Gurman has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202415 minutes, 29 seconds
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New European Terror Threat Linked to Iran, Gaza War

A.M. Edition for March 12. After a wave of terror attacks hit Europe starting in 2015 inspired by the Islamic State, Journal correspondent Bojan Pancevski reports that security services are now monitoring threats from a growing list of new sources. Plus, the Prime Minister of Haiti agrees to resign as violence rages in the Caribbean nation. And Chinese EV-giant BYD struggles with its overseas expansion amid a slew of quality-control issues. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202416 minutes, 51 seconds
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Gold’s Rallying. Here’s Why.

P.M. Edition for March 11. The price of gold, long considered a haven asset, has surprised Wall Street analysts by rising to new records. Markets reporter Bob Henderson discusses what is driving the rally and whether it is sustainable. And President Biden releases his budget proposal, with November’s general election in mind. Economic policy reporter Andrew Duehren has the details. Plus, social-media reporter Alexa Corse explains Elon Musk’s latest swipe at OpenAI—making his Grok chatbot open source. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202415 minutes, 17 seconds
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Is AI Going to Replace You at Work? Maybe.

A.M. Edition for March 11. Companies are turning to generative AI for more and more tasks - including work that was once exclu sively the domain of well-paid knowledge workers. Workplace reporter Chip Cutter explains h ow those changes are fueling both ominous and optimistic predictions about the future of work. Plus, U.S. investors begin circling TikTok ahead of a congressional vote on banning the app or separating it from its Chinese owner. And why news agencies are removing a new photo of the Princess of Wales. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202417 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Streaming Wars: Your Questions Answered

Streaming was supposed to make watching our favorite movie or TV show simpler than cable by giving us more choice over what we watch and when. But streaming has become a lot more complex in recent years, with a multitude of options from numerous different providers, including Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount and Comcast. How has that changed the way you stream? And what are streaming platforms doing in response? WSJ Los Angeles Bureau Chief Sarah Krouse answers your questions about the streaming wars and the battle for your subscriptions. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.  Further Reading:  Americans Are Canceling More of Their Streaming Services ESPN, Fox and Warner Team Up to Create Sports Streaming Platform Paramount+ Owner Discussed Combining It With Comcast’s Peacock Netflix’s Subscribers, Revenue Surge as It Cracks Down on Password Sharing Wait, Netflix Has Games?’ Streaming Giant Plans New Videogames Based on Its Hit Shows You Hated Your Cable Package. Your Streaming Services Are Bringing It Back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/202415 minutes, 23 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: AI Rewards, Target Missed, Rivian’s Glovebox

Which Broadcom financial figures swayed investors? And how is Target planning its turnaround? Plus, how much does a Rivian with a glovebox cost? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20245 minutes, 39 seconds
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Why the New U.S. Job Hot-Spots are in the Sunbelt

P.M. Edition for March 8. U.S. job hot-spots are shifting from the West to the Sunbelt cities like Phoenix and Albuquerque. Workplace reporter Te-Ping Chen explains why. And a preliminary report finds Colorado’s star DNA analyst intentionally manipulated data. Plus, Apple reverses its ban on Fornite-maker Epic Games in the EU. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202413 minutes, 56 seconds
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In Campaign Mode, Biden Challenges GOP on Immigration

A.M. Edition for March 8. President Biden used a fiery State of the Union speech to confront Republicans on immigration, the issue viewed as Americans’ top priority in recent polls. WSJ Washington coverage chief Damian Paletta explains the significance of Biden acknowledging some of the problems caused by the border crisis. Plus, U.S. lawmakers mount their most serious attempt yet to ban TikTok or separate it from its Chinese owner. And on International Women’s Day we’ll look at how cuts to government spending threaten progress on gender equality. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202417 minutes, 26 seconds
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Security Concerns After Probe Into Chinese Cranes at U.S. Ports

P.M. Edition for March 7. A U.S. espionage investigation finds communication device on Chinese cranes at U.S. ports. Cybersecurity and intelligence reporter Dustin Volz explains why U.S. officials are concerned. And a Wall Street Journal investigation has found that since October 7th, Israeli settlers have been rapidly building illegal roads and outposts across the West Bank. More from our video investigations team. Plus, a forensic DNA scandal threatens thousands of criminal cases in Colorado. Enterprise reporter Dan Frosch has the details. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202414 minutes, 56 seconds
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How New EU Regulations Could Upend Big Tech

A.M. Edition for March 7. Journal tech reporter Sam Schechner explains how the EU’s Digital Markets Act threatens the dominance of Apple’s App Store and could create new opportunities for Google. Plus, Chinese exports surge as the West readies tariffs to stem a flood of cheap goods. And the U.S. sounds the alarm over the situation in Haiti as warlords threaten to take over the country. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202416 minutes, 43 seconds
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U.S. Faces Familiar Biden-Trump Matchup in Unprecedented Election

P.M. Edition for March 6. With Nikki Haley out of the race, the country is headed toward a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. WSJ reporter and editor Aaron Zitner has more. And struggling New York Community Bancorp gets an investment of more than $1 billion. Plus, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank is on track for rate cuts this year. Chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202415 minutes, 5 seconds
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Haley to Exit GOP Presidential Race After Trump Dominates Super Tuesday

A.M. Edition for March 6. The Journal is exclusively reporting that Nikki Haley plans to suspend her presidential campaign this morning after being trounced in primary contests across the country. Politics editor Ben Pershing explains the significance of Haley’s expected decision to withhold an endorsement of Donald Trump. Plus, Molly Ball breaks down the Super Tuesday results, Trump’s pivot to the general election and his options for uniting the Republican Party. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202415 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why Getting Bigger Can Be Risky for Midsize Banks

P.M. Edition for March 5. Larger banks have more insulation from the pressures their smaller peers face. But, there are risks in going from a midsize lender to a bigger one. Heard on the Street writer Telis Demos explains. And voters in 15 states head to the polls for Super Tuesday. National political reporter Eliza Collins has more. Plus, bitcoin hits a new record. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202415 minutes, 12 seconds
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What China’s 5% Growth Target Means for the World

A.M. Edition for March 5. China has set an ambitious growth target for this year, signaling Beijing’s confidence in the economy. The Journal’s China bureau chief Jonathan Cheng explains what impact the country’s changing economy could have on the rest of the world. Plus, the U.S. welcomes a top Israeli opposition leader to Washington. And, Bitcoin is within s triking distance of its all-time high as ETF fund inflows continue to surge. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202416 minutes, 1 second
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Higher Food Prices, Labor Costs Squeeze Small Restaurants

P.M. Edition for March 4. Escalating payroll costs and diners’ dwindling tolerance for higher checks are putting U.S. independent restaurants in a squeeze. Restaurants reporter Heather Haddon has more. Plus, the Supreme Court restored former President Donald Trump’s ballot eligibility, reversing a Colorado decision to disqualify him and ending similar challenges to his candidacy elsewhere. Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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Immigration Tops the Economy as Top Voter Concern, WSJ Poll Finds

A.M. Edition for March 4. The U.S. begins Gaza aid airdrops following similar moves by Egypt, Jordan and Qatar in recent days, and come as negotiations to secure a Gaza truce appear to hit a roadblock. Plus, editor Aaron Zitner breaks down a new Journal poll showing President Biden getting little benefit from a more upbeat mood about the U.S. economy. And defense reporter Doug Cameron explains how pilotless planes could be the future for the U.S. Air Force. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202416 minutes, 45 seconds
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Social Media and Your Kids: Your Questions Answered

Last year, the U.S. Surgeon General warned that social media could pose “profound risk of harm” to young people’s mental health. What makes social media potentially harmful, and whose responsibility is it to protect kids? Reporters Julie Jargon and Jeff Horwitz answer your questions about how social media works and what that means for parents. And Nicol Turner Lee, director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution, tells us about the role legislation could play. Luke Vargas hosts. Further reading: ​​‘You Have Blood on Your Hands’: Senators Say Tech Platforms Hurt Children  States Crack Down on Social Media for Teens: ‘There Are No Guardrails’ NYC Sues Social-Media Companies for Youth Mental-Health Effects  Keeping Teens Safe Online Has to Go Beyond Parental Controls. Here’s What to Do.  Meta Staff Found Instagram Tool Enabled Child Exploitation. The Company Pressed Ahead Anyway.  How Governments Are Trying to Keep Young Children Off Social Media, From Face Scans to ID Checks  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202418 minutes, 10 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: A Tasty Pizza, Promising Drug, High Spirit(s)

How did “Emergency Pizza” work out for Domino’s? And is there space for a new weight-loss drug? Plus, is Spirit AeroSystems about to land at Boeing hangars? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20245 minutes, 44 seconds
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Elon Musk Sues OpenAI, Sam Altman in Battle Over Future of AI

P.M. Edition for March 1. Elon Musk has sued OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, alleging they broke the company’s founding agreement by giving priority to profit over the benefits to humanity. WSJ tech reporter Sam Schechner has the details. And Boeing is in talks to buy troubled jet-fuselage supplier Spirit AeroSystems. Plus, President Biden says the U.S. will begin airdropping humanitarian aid to Gaza in the next few days. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202413 minutes, 41 seconds
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How Old Is Too Old to Run a Country?

A.M. Edition for March 1. With at least half of the global population now governed by people in their 70s and 80s, Journal reporter Jon Emont explains the effect older leaders are having on political priorities around the world. Plus, Disney’s proxy fight takes a dramatic turn as Walt Disney’s heirs speak out. And coal demand sends energy-related CO2 emissions to a record high. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202417 minutes, 34 seconds
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Investors Worry Apple Is Falling Behind in the AI Race

P.M. Edition for Feb. 29. Apple is lagging behind, when it comes to generative AI. Apple reporter Aaron Tilley explains why some investors are concerned. And Hamas is losing every battle in Gaza. Contributing reporter Anat Peled explains why the U.S.-designated terrorist group still thinks it can win. Plus, the U.S. House passes a temporary spending bill aimed at averting a partial government shutdown. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202414 minutes, 26 seconds
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SEC Probes Whether OpenAI Misled Investors

A.M. Edition for Feb. 29. A U.S. regulator is reportedly scrutinizing internal communications from OpenAI to see whether the company’s investors were misled. Journal tech reporter Sam Shechner says the probe is part of a wider fallout from CEO Sam Altman’s ouster and reinstatement last year. Plus, the FAA gives Boeing 90 days to make comprehensive safety and quality control improvements. And, Donald Trump is disqualified from the Illinois primary ballot. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202416 minutes, 24 seconds
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Are We in an AI Bubble? The Answer Isn’t So Simple.

P.M. Edition for Feb. 28. Is the artificial-intelligence boom a bubble? Heard on the Street columnist Jon Sindreu explains that thinking in those terms isn’t very helpful. And the Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether Donald Trump must stand trial in a 2020 election interference case. Plus, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced he will step down from the leadership role in November. Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202415 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Michigan Spells Trouble for Biden and Trump

President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump win their respective primaries in Michigan, but as John McCormick and Sabrina Siddiqui report, protest votes are flashing a warning sign for both candidates, as the state is shaping up to be a key battleground this year. Plus, lawmakers in Alabama rush to pass IVF protections as they confront the political fallout from the state’s ruling. And, the feud between Universal Music and TikTok reaches a fever-pitch. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202413 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fears of a Shutdown Ease After White House Meeting

P.M. Edition for Feb. 27. Congressional leaders emerged from a White House meeting on Tuesday optimistic they would reach a deal to avert a government shutdown. Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes has more. Plus, hotels are still struggling with staffing shortages, which could mean higher travel prices. Reporter Will Feuer explains. And Macy’s plans to close 150 stores as part of a turnaround plan. Retail reporter Suzanne Kapner has the details. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202416 minutes, 32 seconds
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After Bitcoin ETFs, Are More Crypto Funds Next?

A.M. Edition for Feb. 27. Following the SEC’s January approval of U.S. exchange-traded funds that hold bitcoin, a slew of Wall Street firms have applied to launch other crypto funds holding a smaller and more volatile asset. WSJ reporter Vicky Ge Huang explains the prospects for spot ether ETFs. Plus, President Biden urges lawmakers to avoid a looming government shutdown. And Canada proposes forcing social-media platforms to remove harmful content. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202416 minutes, 11 seconds
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FTC Sues to Block $25 Billion Kroger, Albertsons Supermarket Merger

P.M. Edition for Feb. 26. The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block one of the largest supermarket deals ever—a proposed tie-up between Kroger and Albertsons. Agriculture business reporter Patrick Thomas explains. And Nvidia is at the top of the artificial-intelligence economy. Semiconductor reporter Asa Fitch discusses potential challenges to its dominance. Plus, in a surprise move, Iran reduces its near-weapons-grade nuclear material stockpile. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202416 minutes, 15 seconds
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Can Nikki Haley's Swing Voters Sustain Her Trump Fight?

A.M. Edition for Feb. 26. WSJ senior political correspondent Molly Ball explains why Nikki Haley is continuing her primary fight against Donald Trump after a string of defeats in early-voting states. Plus, Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to push ahead with an Israeli invasion of Rafah despite U.S. pushback. And why Warren Buffett is happy standing pat on a record pile of cash. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Nvidia’s Record, Stalled Rivian, Destination Moon

Was Nvidia the only stock that mattered this week? And has Rivian’s motor stalled? Plus, how did a lunar landing send a company shooting for the stars? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20245 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chasing the Base: How Trump Won Over Michigan’s White Working Class

Factory employees and other working-class voters have long been a key political constituency in Midwest states like Michigan. They had been reliable Democrats, but former President Donald Trump won many of them over to his column in 2016. His continued appeal among blue-collar voters has kept him on track to once again secure the GOP nomination. It’s a voting bloc that also will be hotly contested in the general election. WSJ political reporter Jimmy Vielkind travels to metro Detroit to speak with auto workers and former Democrats that Trump brought into his fold to find out what’s behind his enduring popularity with these groups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202421 minutes, 18 seconds
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Nvidia Hits $2 Trillion Valuation, But Falls Below the Mark at Close

P.M. Edition for Feb. 23. Nvidia hit $2 trillion in valuation in morning trading, before falling back below the mark at closing. It is still one of the most valuable U.S. companies, trailing only Microsoft and Apple. Plus, markets reporter Caitlin McCabe explains the strategy behind the three hedge funds dominating the game. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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U.S. Makes First Moon Landing in 50 Years

A.M. Edition for Feb. 23. U.S. firm Intuitive Machines makes a historic touchdown, becoming the first commercial outfit to put a spacecraft on the Moon. Plus, a cyberattack hits one of America’s biggest prescription processors. And two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, James Marson and Georgi Kantchev take stock of how both economies are faring amid sanctions, declining aid and major military expenditures. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202417 minutes, 18 seconds
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Nvidia Soars to All-Time High, Powering U.S. Market Rally

P.M. Edition for Feb. 22. Shares of Nvidia soared more than 16%, setting a record for the largest one-day market cap gain for any company and powering a rally in U.S. markets. Semiconductor reporter Asa Fitch explains. And new data shows more than half of college graduates are working in jobs where their degrees aren’t needed. Careers reporter Lindsay Ellis has more. Plus, AT&T says it has restored service, after thousands of customers reported losing cell service. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202415 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nvidia Sends Markets Surging as AI Demand Tops All Expectations

A.M. Edition for Feb. 22. Nvidia’s shares have spiked in pre-market trading after the AI titan said revenues soared 265% in the last quarter. Heard on the Street tech columnist Dan Gallagher unpicks the blockbuster earnings and what the future holds for the AI revolution. Plus, Japanese stocks eclipse a 1989 record. And an Alabama court ruling is already changing the landscape for fertility treatment in the state. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202415 minutes, 23 seconds
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Reddit Turns to Loyal Users in Unusual IPO Bet

P.M. Edition for Feb. 21. Reddit wants to offer shares to 75,000 of its biggest users, in the hope they will boost its stock-market debut, according to people familiar with the matter. IPO reporter Corrie Driebusch explains the possible risks and rewards of the strategy. And the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting show more officials were concerned with cutting rates too soon as opposed to holding rates too high for too long. Plus, the vice president of Boeing’s 737 program is leaving the company. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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Saudi Arabia’s Megaprojects Are Draining Its Cash Reserves

A.M. Edition for Feb. 21. To pay for flashy spending plans, Saudi Arabia is turning to borrowing and planning a major sale of Aramco stock. WSJ reporter Chelsey Dulaney breaks down the long term tradeoffs that could accompany those moves. Plus, American food spending hits highs not seen in more than three decades. And legendary tech investor Cathie Wood joins others in capturing profits from chipmaker Nvidia. Hear more from her on WSJ Special Access on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202417 minutes, 34 seconds
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Treasury Extends Anti-Money-Laundering Rules to Private Equity

P.M. Edition for Feb. 20. The first case involving what defense lawyers call “shadow insider trading” goes to trial next month. Reporter Dave Michaels explains the test it poses for the SEC. And after decades of debate, the U.S. Treasury Department is planning to extend anti-money-laundering rules to private equity. WSJ Pro reporter Chris Cumming has more. Plus, FuboTV sues ESPN, Warner and Fox over their planned sports-streaming service. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202416 minutes, 14 seconds
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Capital One to Buy Discover in Credit-Card Shakeup

A.M. Edition for Feb. 20. Capital One’s more than $35 billion purchase of Discover would vastly increase its power in the payments ecosystem currently dominated by Visa and Mastercard. Plus, Israel gives Hamas a Ramadan deadline to return hostages or face a ground offensive in Rafah. And WSJ reporter Rhiannon Hoyle takes us inside a recent bust in EV metals prices that’s thwarting attempts to steer supply chains away from China. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202414 minutes, 18 seconds
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Investing During Earnings Season: Your Questions Answered

It’s earning season and many retail investors wonder what moves they should make based on companies’ quarterly reports. On this week’s What’s News Sunday, markets reporter Hardika Singh answers listeners’ questions about the dominance of the Magnificent Seven in the S&P 500. Then, some of our beat reporters take on listeners’ questions on specific companies and industries, including tech, renewable energy and EVs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Lyft's Typo, JetBlue Activist, Robinhood Soars

How did Lyft's stock respond to a typo in the company's earnings report? And what does an activist investor have planned for JetBlue? Plus, is Robinhood out of the woods? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/20245 minutes, 9 seconds
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Trump Ordered to Pay More Than $350 Million in Civil-Fraud Case

P.M. Edition for Feb. 16. A Manhattan judge has ordered former President Donald Trump and his business to pay more than $350 million dollars for misrepresenting his wealth for financial gain. The judge has also placed restrictions on Trump’s future business activity. Reporter Corinne Ramey has the details. Plus, Moscow bureau chief Ann M. Simmons reflects on the life and legacy of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in a Russian penal colony today. He was 47. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202416 minutes, 25 seconds
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‘I’m Not on Trial’: Fani Willis Defends Conduct in Trump Georgia Case

A.M. Edition for Feb. 16. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies in a dramatic hearing as defense attorneys make conflict-of-interest allegations in order to sideline her from an election-interference case. Plus, OpenAI unveils a new tool to create realistic AI videos based on written prompts. And WSJ reporter Robert McMillan explains how a new era of deepfakes is complicating upcoming elections around the world. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202417 minutes, 15 seconds
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Russia Is Developing Antisatellite Weapon, White House Confirms

P.M. Edition for Feb. 15. The Biden administration confirms that Russia is developing an antisatellite weapon that represents a serious concern, but does not pose an active threat to Americans’ safety. And U.S. retail sales fell more than analysts had expected in January. Markets reporter Charley Grant has more. Plus, a WSJ exclusive: Egypt is building a walled enclosure for Palestinian refugees, as an Israeli offensive looms in southern Gaza. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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‘No Need for Alarm’ After GOP Lawmaker Warns of Russian Military Threat

A.M. Edition for Feb. 15. The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned yesterday of a “serious national-security threat” that people familiar with the matter said related to Russian ambitions to develop a nuclear weapon in space, leading House Speaker Mike Johnson to try and reassure the public. And as America’s immigration influx continues to spark a political firestorm, the WSJ’s Paul Kiernan says a new report finds it could also trigger an economic windfall. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202416 minutes, 45 seconds
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One Dead in Shooting Near Kansas City Super Bowl Victory Parade

P.M. Edition for Feb. 14. At least one person was killed and several others injured after shots were fired in Kansas City, where crowds gathered to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win. And the State Department is investigating several airstrikes in Gaza that killed dozens of civilians, which could result in new conditions on the delivery of U.S. weapons to Israel. Reporter Dion Nissenbaum has more. Plus, health reporter Liz Essley White explains why the FTC is launching a probe into a shortage of drugs sold to U.S. hospitals. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202415 minutes, 3 seconds
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GOP-Led House Impeaches Mayorkas Over Border Record

A.M. Edition for Feb. 14. Alejandro Mayorkas is now the first sitting cabinet official in history to be impeached, however the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to remove him from office. It comes as new figures for January are showing a sharp drop in illegal crossings from Mexico to the U.S. Plus, an earnings-release typo triggers a 60% rally in shares of Lyft. And WSJ reporter Jon Emont previews a decisive election in Indonesia as the world’s fourth most-populous country races to get rich before it gets old. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202417 minutes, 3 seconds
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U.S. Stocks Fall, After Hotter-Than-Expected Inflation Reading

P.M. Edition for Feb. 13. U.S. stocks tumbled, after January’s consumer-price index came in above Wall Street expectations. WSJ Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains what it means for the Federal Reserve. Plus, there is more trouble for New York Community Bancorp, tied to tougher rent laws in New York City. Housing reporter Will Parker has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202414 minutes, 56 seconds
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Senate Passes Ukraine, Israel Aid After Months of Wrangling

A.M. Edition for Feb. 13. A $95.3 billion package to help fund U.S. allies clears the Senate, but faces a less certain fate in the GOP-controlled House. Plus, China delivers some good news for the planet. The WSJ’s Sha Hua explains how it pulled off a massive renewables rollout, and how this shapes the global response to climate change. And, we look at whether facial recognition is likely to replace office badges. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202417 minutes, 23 seconds
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Raising Trillions for Altman’s Chip Plan May Be the Easy Part

P.M. Edition for Feb. 12. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman wants to raise trillions of dollars to reshape the semiconductor industry, which is crucial to developing AI. But even if he is able to raise that amount of funding, there are still plenty of challenges. Reporter Asa Fitch has more. And Israel proposes an evacuation of Rafah ahead of its impending invasion, despite U.S. concerns. Plus, case rates of uterine cancer are rising. Health reporter Brianna Abbott has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202414 minutes, 14 seconds
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Trump Draws Fire From NATO Leaders Over Russia Comments

A.M. Edition for Feb. 12. President Biden and other leaders denounce Donald Trump’s suggestion that he would encourage Russia to invade U.S. allies that don’t contribute sufficiently to military defense. Plus, the Israeli military says it has rescued two hostages held in southern Gaza. And the WSJ’s Lauren Thomas breaks down the boardroom drama at Disney ahead of what is expected to be the most expensive shareholder fight ever. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202416 minutes, 43 seconds
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To Buy or Not to Buy: Your Housing Questions Answered

What’s going on with the U.S. housing market? On this week’s What’s News Sunday, reporters Veronica Dagher and Will Parker answer listeners’ questions about everything from what future interest-rate changes could mean for anyone looking to rent or buy a home, to how to know when it’s the right time to refinance. Further reading: The Economy Is Starting to Look Normal—Housing Isn’t  The Rise of Forever Renters  Sales Pitch for an 8% Mortgage: Buy Now, Refinance Later—for Free  For Property Investors, The Price of a Home Is Still Not Right  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202415 minutes, 39 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Tech Layoffs, Gaza and McDonald’s, Disney Deals

Why is DocuSign tightening its belt? And what connects McDonald’s with the war in Gaza? Plus, what’s driving Disney’s growth? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20245 minutes, 16 seconds
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Biden’s Age in Focus, After Special Counsel Report

P.M. Edition for Feb. 9. President Biden’s age and leadership abilities have come under fresh scrutiny after a report on his handling of classified materials. White House reporter Ken Thomas discusses the Democratic and Republican responses. And agriculture business reporter Patrick Thomas explains why less U.S. pork consumption is a problem for the economy. Plus, reporter Kejal Vyas has more on Venezuela’s military deployment to the border with oil-rich Guyana. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202416 minutes, 26 seconds
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Why Americans Aren’t Buying the Economic Hype

A.M. Edition for Feb. 9. A range of measures show the U.S. economy is on the upswing amid brisk consumer spending, tempering inflation and low unemployment. However, WSJ editor Aaron Zitner explains that many Americans feel a deep sense of financial pessimism that is confounding economists, investors and business owners. Plus, President Biden rejects suggestions that his memory is fading. And OpenAI founder Sam Altman seeks trillions of dollars to reshape the business of chips and AI. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202417 minutes, 8 seconds
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Special Counsel Says Biden Knowingly Kept, Shared Classified Documents

P.M. Edition for Feb. 8. Special counsel Robert Hur concluded President Biden was sloppy in holding on to classified material that he knowingly kept and shared while a private citizen. Biden will not face criminal charges. And the Supreme Court expresses skepticism over a challenge to Donald Trump’s ballot eligibility. Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin has more. Plus, energy reporter Benoît Morenne explains how billionaire donors including the Rockefellers swayed the White House on LNG exports. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202415 minutes, 19 seconds
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The U.S. and China are Decoupling. Kind Of.

A.M. Edition for Feb. 8. The U.S. trade deficit with China fell last year to its lowest in over a decade. But as chief economics commentator Greg Ip explains, the U.S. hasn’t quite kicked the Chinese import habit as Chinese and Western manufacturers find ways around tariffs. Plus, Elon Musk ratchets up his fight against Disney. And the Supreme Court prepares to take up the question of Donald Trump’s ballot eligibility in a historic hearing this morning. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202416 minutes, 48 seconds
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How a Blockbuster Media Deal Could Transform Sports Streaming

P.M. Edition for Feb. 7. A new venture from ESPN, Fox and Warner will combine their sports content. Media reporter Isabella Simonetti explains what it will mean for consumers. And Heard on the Street columnist Jinjoo Lee explains how challenges to store credit cards could pose a threat to department store profits. Plus, the Senate prepares to vote on aid to Ukraine and other allies. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202414 minutes, 50 seconds
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Biden Gets Easy Win in Nevada, but Progressives’ Backing Falters

A.M. Edition for Feb. 7. Nikki Haley suffers an embarrassing defeat in Nevada’s primary while Biden scores—though the WSJ’s Tarini Parti says cracks are beginning to emerge between the president and progressives, threatening his chances of re-election. Plus, a surplus of new housing is driving down rents–but only for the wealthiest renters. And, ESPN, Fox and Warner strike a streaming deal that will reshape the sports landscape. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202416 minutes, 23 seconds
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Four Critical Bolts Missing in Alaska Airlines Blowout, NTSB Says

P.M. Edition for Feb. 6. In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board found that four critical bolts needed to hold an Alaska Airlines plane’s plug door in place were missing, before the early January blowout involving a Boeing 737 MAX 9. And shares of New York Community Bancorp plunge, after last week’s earnings report. Markets reporter Gina Heeb has more. Plus, a federal appeals court rejects former President Donald Trump’s immunity claim. Justice Department and legal affairs reporter C. Ryan Barber explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202415 minutes, 56 seconds
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Hard-Fought Immigration Deal Looks Dead on Arrival

A.M. Edition for Feb. 6. A bipartisan deal designed to sharply cut down on illegal crossings at the U.S. border–and pass funding for Ukraine and Israel–seems set to fail. Plus, Nikki Haley applies for Secret Service protection as she faces increasing threats. And, WSJ’s David Benoit explains why America’s biggest bank is doubling down on old-school brick-and-mortar branches. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202417 minutes, 2 seconds
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U.S. Stocks End Lower, After Fed’s Powell Signals Caution on Rate Cuts

P.M. Edition for Feb. 5. U.S. stocks ended the day lower, on dashed hopes we would see rate cuts sooner rather than later. And a WSJ investigation reveals how hundreds of funeral homes have violated a fair practice rule, but kept their names shielded from the public. Medical science reporter Dominique Mosbergen explains. Plus, England’s King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202414 minutes, 23 seconds
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U.S. Launches Fresh Strikes on Iran-Backed Militias

 A.M. Edition for Feb. 5. The Biden administration attempts to pair military action with diplomacy in an effort to reshape the Middle East. Correspondent Sune Rasmussen explains whether that strategy is yielding any results. Plus, lawmakers in Washington prepare for expected votes on a border deal and aid for Israel. And Boeing finds a new problem with undelivered 737 MAX jets. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202416 minutes, 10 seconds
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Trump’s Criminal Trials: Where Do Things Stand?

Former President Donald Trump is quickly racking up delegates on the road to the Republican presidential nomination. But the path forward on his criminal cases is a lot less certain. Trump stands accused of 91 criminal counts in four separate cases, in three states and in Washington, D.C., including two related to his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss, one that accuses him of improperly retaining classified documents, and one connected to alleged hush-money payments to an adult film actress during the 2016 election. With appeals ongoing and a chance the Supreme Court could weigh in on some of the charges, WSJ’s Jan Wolfe explains where the cases stand and the likelihood that any of them will actually come to trial before the election. Further Reading: How Trump’s Courtroom Calendar Collides With His Campaign Calendar  Trump Rivals Were Hoping for a Courtroom Knockout. Time Is Running Out.  Trump Legal Bills Eat Up One Quarter of His 2023 Fundraising  Trump’s Legal Woes Splinter GOP Unity  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/202417 minutes, 51 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: GM Resolutions, Big Tech, Activist Target

Why did GM raise its outlook for 2024? And in a w eek of big tech earnings, what’s behind the market’s different reactions to Google parent Alphabet and Microsoft versus Meta and Amazon? Plus, why has Norfolk Southern become the target of an activist investor? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20244 minutes, 58 seconds
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U.S. Begins Strikes Against Iran-Backed Groups in Syria and Iraq

P.M. Edition for Feb. 2. The U.S. began a series of airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in Syria and Iraq in an effort to deter more attacks against American forces in the region. And the January jobs report soars past expectations. Reporter Eric Wallerstein has more. Plus, Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis admits to a relationship with a top deputy, but denies any wrongdoing in the election-interference case against Donald Trump. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202414 minutes, 6 seconds
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Apple, Amazon and Meta Beat the Street; Can Their Run Continue?

A.M. Edition for Feb. 2. Earnings reports this week have cast a spotlight on the tech behemoths that continue to leave the rest of the S&P 500 in their dust. Eileen Burbidge, the founder of Passion Capital, explains whether investors can still find upside among the world’s most valuable companies. Plus, Intel delays construction of its $20 billion Ohio chip plant. And Barbie-maker Mattel attracts an activist investor eager to shake up the toy company. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202417 minutes, 24 seconds
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Commercial Property Losses Hit Banks on Three Continents

P.M. Edition for Feb. 1. Lenders in the U.S., Switzerland and Japan have announced losses tied to troubled real-estate lending. Financial reporter Eliot Brown has the details. And senior reporter Drew Hinshaw explains how security crises on the high seas are threatening global trade. Plus, CEOs have plenty of perks, but as “On the Clock” columnist Callum Borchers explains, the job can also be hazardous to their health. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202415 minutes, 46 seconds
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Musk, Stung by Delaware, Wants to Go All In on Texas

A.M. Edition for Feb. 1. Tesla’s CEO says he will call a shareholder vote on moving the company’s state of incorporation to Texas. Plus, EU leaders approve billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine just weeks before Kyiv runs out of funding. And, President Biden bets hefty subsidies can help him deliver on a key policy–and land him a pre-election win. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202416 minutes, 24 seconds
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Fed Holds Rates Steady, Signals Cuts Not Imminent

P.M. Edition for Jan. 31. The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady, and signaled that cuts are possible, but not imminent. Chief economics correspondent Greg Ip explains. And trillion dollar asset-manager BlackRock wades into infrastructure. Markets reporter Jack Pitcher has more. Plus, U.S. lawmakers take social media CEOs to task—again—over online harms to children. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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Microsoft, Google Face Off in AI Race

A.M. Edition for Jan. 31. Two tech giants kicked off a banner week for the Magnificent Seven with strong results, but Heard on the Street tech columnist Dan Gallagher says investors want to know when investments into AI will pay off. Plus, a judge strikes down Elon Musks’s $55.8 billion Tesla pay package, raising questions about the CEO’s ties to his board. And, NovoNordisk rides the weight-loss drug wave. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202416 minutes, 39 seconds
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UPS to Cut 12,000 Jobs Amid Slowing Business

P.M. Edition for Jan. 30. UPS is the latest big company to trim its ranks, announcing plans to cut 12,000 workers this year. And global defense industry reporter Doug Cameron breaks down why some big defense companies are passing on deals with the Pentagon. Plus, reporter Peter Grant explains why the commercial real-estate crisis is reaching elite office buildings. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202415 minutes, 29 seconds
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Musk’s Neuralink Implants Brain Chip in First Human

A.M. Edition for Jan. 30. The surgery is a potential milestone in the development of “brain-computer interface” technology that could one day help those suffering from debilitating conditions such as paralysis to interact with their surroundings. Professor Anne Vanhoestenberghe explains how the technology works and its potential risks and rewards. Plus, Chinese EV-giant BYD slips as profits miss expectations. And a former Fed official weighs in on the most-watched meeting of the year. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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U.S. Failed to Stop Jordan Attack Because of Drone Identity Mix-Up

P.M. Edition for Jan. 29. The U.S. failed to stop a deadly drone strike in Jordan on Sunday, when an enemy drone approached an American military outpost at the same time a U.S. drone was returning to base, according to U.S. officials. And more U.S. fracking companies are going electric. But transitioning isn’t so easy. Benoît Morenne explains. Plus, the $400,000 job at Walmart that doesn’t require a college degree. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202415 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mideast Tensions Escalate After Drone Strike Kills U.S. Troops

A.M. Edition for Jan. 29. Three U.S. service members were killed in Jordan in a drone strike that the U.S. said was carried out by Iran-backed militants. The WSJ’s Jared Malsin says the attack increases the risk of widening conflict in the region. Plus, Chinese developer Evergrande is ordered to liquidate despite a last-minute push by creditors to prevent a breakup. And with tax season kicking off, we look at one thing the IRS is paying extra attention to this year. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202416 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Safe Is Flying Today? Answering Your Questions

Are you feeling hesitant about getting back into the sky? After the recent Alaska Airlines incident, when a Boeing 737 Max 9 lost an emergency exit-sized door plug during a flight, many flyers have had airplane safety top of mind. So before you return your seat back and tray table to its full, upright position, WSJ aviation reporter Ben Katz is here to answer your questions about aviation safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/202412 minutes, 48 seconds
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What’s News in Markets: Netflix Raw, IBM Bounce, Tesla’s Speed Bumps

Why did streaming giant Netflix sign a deal with WWE? And how did IBM turn into a big winner this week? Plus, why is Tesla hitting speed bumps? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20245 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why Americans Keep Switching Their Phone Plans

P.M. Edition for Jan. 26. The nation’s three biggest cell phone carriers reported strong gains this week—and much of the growth seems to be coming from customers switching plans, rather than signing up for new ones. Reporter Will Feuer explains. And the Fed’s preferred gauge of inflation shows price pressures moderated in December. Plus, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon shakes up the leadership ranks. WSJ deputy bureau chief David Benoit explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202415 minutes, 9 seconds
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Working From Home Could Up Your Risk of Being Laid Off

A.M. Edition for Jan. 26. New data shows that fully remote employees are more likely to be let go than their peers. Plus, President Biden hits pause on new approvals for natural gas exports in a win for environmental groups. And WSJ reporter Nick Kostov details increasing competition in the luxury goods industry as shoppers pull back from their post-pandemic splurges. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202416 minutes, 46 seconds
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Trump’s Criminal Trials Haven’t Knocked Him Out Yet, As Rivals Hoped

P.M. Edition for Jan. 25. Donald Trump’s political rivals hoped his criminal trials would knock him out of the race by now. But, he is still standing—and time is running out. Senior writer Aruna Viswanatha has more. And U.S. economic growth accelerated last year. Plus, WSJ “Your Health” columnist Sumathi Reddy explains a debate among doctors over whether to rename low-grade prostate cancers. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202415 minutes, 20 seconds
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Can Elon Musk Recharge Tesla?

A.M. Edition for Jan. 25. Tesla shares slide after the electric-vehicle maker warns of notably slower growth in 2024. Saxo Bank’s Peter Garnry breaks down the company’s latest earnings report and analyzes the road ahead for EVs. Plus, the FAA restricts Boeing’s production of 737 Max jets. And Israel risks a new rift with the U.S. as it builds a buffer zone along the Gaza border. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202416 minutes, 19 seconds
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Regional Banks Struggle in 2023

P.M. Edition for Jan. 24. Last year’s banking crisis may be over, but there are still challenges for regional lenders. Several saw profits fall sharply in the fourth quarter. Banking reporter Gina Heeb has more. And WSJ Pro reporter Luis Garcia explains why some private-equity firms are betting big on the future of natural gas. Plus, Microsoft’s market valuation crosses the $3 trillion mark for the first time. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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Warning Signs Emerge in Trump’s Primary Win

A.M. Edition for Jan. 24. Former president Donald Trump easily won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. But exit polls showed a significant number of Republicans would not support him in a general election. Plus, Apple plans to get around European antitrust rules by charging developers that offer downloads outside of the App Store. And software giant SAP slashes jobs to focus on AI. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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Conflict Escalates at Israel-Lebanon Border

P.M. Edition for Jan. 23. Fighting between Israel and Hezbollah at the Israel-Lebanon border has escalated into an undeclared war. South Europe bureau chief Marcus Walker explains. And U.S. attention is turning to West Africa, where diplomats hope to stem the rise of militant groups. State Department and foreign policy reporter Will Mauldin has more details. Plus, New Hampshire voters are casting their ballots in the nation’s first presidential primary. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202415 minutes, 44 seconds
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U.S., U.K. Strike Houthis Again

A.M. Edition for Jan. 23. The United States and the United Kingdom launched a major assault on Houthi military targets in Yemen. It’s the eighth attack on the rebels to try and deter the Houthis from striking vessels in the Red Sea. Plus, WSJ reporter Rebecca Feng explains why China’s property slowdown shows little sign of reversing any time soon. And the company that led the charge for regulators to approve Bitcoin ETFs sees massive outflows, as competing crypto funds reap the benefits. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202415 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dow Closes Above 38000 for First Time Ever

P.M. Edition for Jan. 22. The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at new records today, with the Dow clearing 38000 for the first time. And commercial property reporter Konrad Putzier explains how landlords are offering incentives to tenants to fill empty office space. Plus, is the office even fun anymore? Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202413 minutes, 48 seconds
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DeSantis Bows Out, Pledges Support for Trump

A.M. Edition for Jan. 22. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspends his campaign for the Republican nomination to be president, vowing to support Donald Trump and hitting out at his closest rival, Nikki Haley. Plus, Ukrainian officials say their country will run out of money in the coming months as aid from the U.S. and EU stalls. And WSJ reporter Paul Hannon explains what attacks on ships in the Red Sea could mean for the cost of your next t-shirt or couch. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202414 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chasing the Base: Nikki Haley's New Hampshire Test

New Hampshire offers the best chance for Donald Trump’s rivals in the Republican presidential primary race to notch a win, political analysts say, because of its relatively centrist GOP electorate and an open primary that lets independent voters cast ballots alongside the party’s base. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to make an anti-Trump case there and failed, and now former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is hoping her argument that chaos follows the former president will resonate with enough people to give her an upset victory. WSJ political reporter Jimmy Vielkind travels to New Hampshire to speak with die-hard Trump supporters and other voters who have been turned off by his ongoing criminal cases and other baggage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/202416 minutes, 37 seconds
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What's News in Markets: Airline Turmoil, Bank Earnings, Chips’ Strength

Why are some airlines facing turbulence? And which similar banks had very different quarterly results? Plus, why did chip makers lead tech stocks higher? Host Charley Grant discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20245 minutes, 45 seconds
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S&P 500 Hits a New Record Close

P.M. Edition for Jan. 19. A tech-led rally led to record closes for the S&P 500 and the Dow. And home sales hit their lowest level in nearly 30 years in 2023. Plus, markets reporter Sam Goldfarb explains how more companies with low credit ratings are slashing their borrowing costs. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202415 minutes, 13 seconds
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Congress Averts Shutdown, Again

A.M. Edition for Jan. 19. Both the Senate and House passed a short term spending bill that averts a government shutdown. It’s the latest in a string of stopgap measures and keeps the government funded into March. Plus, the U.S. accelerates its strikes on Houthi targets. And recapping the week at Davos with WSJ editor in chief Emma Tucker. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202415 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wall Street Eyes the $8.8 Trillion Invested in Money-Market Funds

P.M. Edition for Jan. 18. Investors poured trillions of dollars into money-market funds and other cash-like investments during the Federal Reserve’s rate-hike campaign. Now, Wall Street’s hoping they move it into stocks and bonds. Markets reporter Eric Wallerstein explains. And drugmakers have already raised prices for hundreds of drugs, in the U.S. including blockbusters Ozempic and Mounjaro. Reporter Jennifer Calfas has more. Plus, the Justice Department details “cascading failures” in the response to the 2022 mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202415 minutes, 31 seconds
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Conflict in Middle East Gets Harder to Contain

A.M. Edition for Jan. 18. Tensions in the Middle East are spreading after Pakistan conducted strikes on Iran in retaliation for an airstrike conducted by Tehran earlier this week.  WSJ Middle East correspondent Sune Rasmussen explains how the Israel-Hamas war is threatening to pull the rest of the region into conflict and what that means for U.S. military priorities. Plus, negotiators on Capitol Hill inch closer to a deal on U.S. border security and Ukraine aid. And, children using Instagram and Facebook have been frequent targets of sexual harassment, according to newly unredacted internal documents. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202416 minutes, 9 seconds
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U.S. Cancer Rates Are Rising, and Striking Younger People

P.M. Edition for Jan. 17. A new report by the American Cancer Society shows that many cancers are on the rise in the U.S., even as overall deaths are down. And, the disease is striking more young people. Health reporter Brianna Abbott has more. And a WSJ scoop: a Chinese lab mapped the Covid-19 virus, two weeks before Beijing told the world. Plus, two cases before the Supreme Court could overturn the Reagan-era Chevron ruling. Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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China Posts One of Its Lowest Growth Rates in Decades

A.M. Edition for Jan. 17. A troubled property market and weak consumer confidence dragged on China’s economy last year, leading to an expansion of just 5.2%. WSJ Asian economics reporter Jason Douglas explains whether 2024 is likely to bring more of the same. Plus, Boeing shares slide into bear-market territory amid concerns over its safety record. And  proposed U.S. legislation would make it a federal crime to share digitally-altered nude images of real people. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202414 minutes, 46 seconds
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Are There Enough Jobs for M.B.A.s?

P.M. Edition for Jan. 16. Some recent graduates are still waiting for their expensive M.B.A.s to pay off. Careers reporter Lindsay Ellis explains why they are struggling to find work. Plus, a federal judge has blocked JetBlue’s planned acquisition of discount carrier Spirit Airlines, agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department that it would eliminate an important competitor. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202415 minutes, 18 seconds
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Trump Wins Landslide in Iowa

A.M. Edition for Jan. 16. Former President Donald Trump won with the largest margin in the history of Iowa caucuses, affirming his dominant position in the 2024 GOP race. WSJ senior political correspondent Molly Ball explains what Trump’s strong support within the Republican base means for runners-up Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. Plus, Tesla shares drop after Elon Musk says he wants voting control at the EV-maker. And Houthi rebels in Yemen set their sights on U.S. targets. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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Chasing the Base: Iowa Evangelicals and Trump

Evangelical Christians hold great sway over Iowa’s Republican caucuses. They set back Donald Trump in 2016 when Ted Cruz finished ahead of him. Since then, Trump appointed conservative judges to the U.S. Supreme Court who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which provided federal abortion protections. He also has been found liable for sexual abuse. WSJ political reporter Jimmy Vielkind travels to Des Moines and its surrounding communities to speak with evangelical voters who support Trump despite misgivings about his personal life, and those who did so previously but may be going a different direction this election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202419 minutes, 10 seconds
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Big Bank Earnings Propelled by U.S. Consumers, Businesses

P.M. Edition for Jan. 12. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo report their earnings from the final quarter of 2023. WSJ deputy editor David Benoit breaks down the numbers. And reporter Te-Ping Chen has more on some downsides of remote work. Plus, workplace reporter Chip Cutter explains his supercommute. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202414 minutes, 57 seconds
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U.S., U.K, Strike Houthi Rebels in Yemen

A.M. Edition for Jan. 12. A coalition led by the U.S. hit Iran-backed rebels in Yemen overnight, two days after the Houthis defied an ultimatum to stop attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. WSJ foreign correspondent Stephen Kalin explains whether further escalation is likely. Plus, Boeing shares drop after U.S. regulators launch a probe into the planemaker’s safety procedures. And Beijing bureau chief Jonathan Cheng previews what’s at stake in key weekend elections in Taiwan. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202417 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chesapeake, Southwestern Agree to Merge to Create Gas Giant

P.M. Edition for Jan. 11. Chesapeake Energy and Southwestern Energy officially announce plans to merge, amid lots of dealmaking in the energy sector. Reporter Benoît Morenne explains. Plus, Treasury Department reporter Andrew Duehren explains why the U.S. is reviewing a deal between U.S. Steel and Nippon Steel. And, how Wall Street is responding to the first day of tradi ng spot bitcoin ETFs. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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Introducing - Chasing the Base: The Road to the GOP Nomination

Polls show Donald Trump is the far-and-away frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president in this year’s election. But what's driving support from GOP voters? In this multi-part series, WSJ political reporter Jimmy Vielkind travels to some of the key states that will decide the Republican nomination, speaking with GOP primary voters to find out why Trump has such enduring appeal among conservatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20241 minute, 41 seconds
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After Bitcoin ETFs, What’s Next for Crypto?

A.M. Edition for Jan. 11. Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley clash in Iowa ahead of the state’s Republican caucuses. WSJ politics reporter Alex Leary says Chris Christie’s exit from the campaign could shape the race to replace Donald Trump as the GOP presidential frontrunner. Plus, Google has laid off hundreds of employees as the tech giant shifts resources toward its AI business. And, what’s next for cryptocurrencies after the SEC approves Bitcoin ETFs. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202416 minutes, 17 seconds
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SEC Approves First U.S. Bitcoin ETFs

P.M. Edition for Jan. 10. The SEC approves bitcoin exchange-traded funds for everyday investors. And borrowing from the Federal Reserve’s emergency fund for banks has soared in recent weeks. Are banks gaming the system? Markets reporter Eric Wallerstein explains. Plus, national political reporter Eliza Collins has more on what to watch for in tonight’s GOP presidential debate in Iowa. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202415 minutes, 14 seconds
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Crypto Braces for SEC Bitcoin ETF Ruling

A.M. Edition for Jan. 10. The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to rule today on whether to approve the first-ever bitcoin-holding ETFs. WSJ finance editor Alex Frangos previews what could be a historic day for the crypto community. Plus, armed gangs launch coordinated attacks in Ecuador as Latin America contends with rising drug-related violence. And why ‘derisking’ China-reliant supply chains is creating new risks. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202418 minutes, 10 seconds
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How ESG Became a Dirty Word in Corporate America

P.M. Edition for Jan. 9. Businesses are making a conscious effort to avoid using the acronym ESG to highlight their environmental, social and governance initiatives. WSJ workplace, management and leadership reporter Chip Cutter explains what’s behind the shift. And Boeing’s CEO says the company needs to acknowledge “our mistake,” after a door-plug failure on an Alaska Airlines flight. Plus, Meta puts tighter restrictions on teen accounts on Instagram and Facebook. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202414 minutes, 59 seconds
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Airlines Find Loose Parts on More Boeing Jets

A.M. Edition for Jan. 9. United and Alaska Airlines find loose parts on more Boeing Max 9 jets during inspections following Friday’s mid-air blowout. Plus WSJ reporter John Keilman explains how you may end up fielding the cost of removing forever chemicals from your drinking water. And why dog meat is coming off the menu in South Korea. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202416 minutes, 27 seconds
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How Home and Auto Insurance Has Turned Into a Nightmare for U.S. Households

P.M. Edition for Jan. 8. Homeowners and drivers are facing rising premiums, less coverage and fewer choices of insurers. Jean Eaglesham reports. Aviation reporter Ben Katz says two near-catastrophic accidents last week—one of which caused five deaths—have put the aviation industry under strain. Plus, commercial property reporter Konrad Putzier explains how office-vacancy rates in the U.S. hit a new record in the fourth quarter. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202415 minutes, 8 seconds
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Investigators Probe Boeing Plane Blowout

A.M. Edition for Jan. 8. Boeing shares slide as investigators probe the cause of a midair incident Friday involving one of its planes. WSJ reporter Micah Maidenberg explains how the discovery of a key plane part could narrow down what went wrong on the flight. Plus, U.S. lawmakers push for curbs on China’s dominance of older-generation microchips. And we’ll take a closer look at Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’ and what it means for peace in the Middle East. Luke Vargas hosts. Correction: An earlier version of this episode misidentified Spirit AeroSystems as Spirit Aerospace. (Corrected Jan 8) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202417 minutes, 28 seconds
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U.S. Job Gains Accelerated in December. Will It Continue in 2024?

P.M. Edition for Jan. 5. The Labor Department said 216,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in December, finishing out a surprisingly strong year. Economics reporter Amara Omeokwe discusses why that may change in the year to come. Plus, the FDA allows Florida to become the first U.S. state to import prescription drugs from Canada. Health reporter Liz Essley Whyte explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202415 minutes, 42 seconds
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Supermarket Giant Pulls Pepsi Products Over Price Rises

A.M. Edition for Jan. 5. European retailer Carrefour is removing PepsiCo products including Lays, Doritos and 7 UP from its stores to protest what it called unacceptable price increases. WSJ reporter Jennifer Maloney says  it's a rare public standoff between a grocer and a food maker. Plus OpenAI’s competitors look to capitalize on the AI leader’s recent management chaos. And why copper is becoming a hotter commodity than gold, even for gold miners. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202416 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trump Businesses Earned Millions from China, Others During Presidency

P.M. Edition for Jan. 4. A new report by House Democrats finds that China and Saudi Arabia topped a list of countries that spent millions of dollars at properties owned by former President Donald Trump while he was in office. Reporter Kate O’Keeffe explains. Plus, will companies hire or fire in 2024, now that recession fears have faded? Heard on the Street reporter Justin Lahart has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202415 minutes, 19 seconds
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Stocks Start 2024 With a Wobble. Could It Be a Trend?

A.M. Edition for Jan. 4. Major indexes are beginning the new year on a down note, with the Nasdaq off to its worst start since 2005. WSJ markets editor Matthew Thomas explains whether the early-year selloff could portend a longer-lasting downturn. Plus, Donald Trump asks the Supreme Court to get him back on the ballot in Colorado. And Google plans to kill cookies in a major shakeup of the $600 billion online ad industry. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202417 minutes, 45 seconds
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Car Companies Are Competing for Your Business Again

P.M. Edition for Jan. 3. U.S. auto sales bounced back in 2023. Auto industry reporter Nora Eckert explains what that could mean for consumers this year. Plus, can Harvard move past the resignation of its president, Claudine Gay? Education bureau chief Chastity Pratt has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202415 minutes, 1 second
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After Apple’s Stock Slide, Is Tech Due for a Correction?

A.M. Edition for Jan. 3. Barclays analysts have become the latest to downgrade Apple’s stock. Deputy finance editor Quentin Webb explains that while valuing Apple at $160 is below consensus, the sell call isn’t entirely surprising. Plus Maersk pulls out of the Red Sea as U.S. naval efforts fail to avert Houthi attacks on commercial ships. And why the world can’t ignore India’s food-export restrictions. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202416 minutes, 1 second
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Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns

P.M. Edition for Jan. 2. Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned, after mounting criticism over her response to antisemitism on campus and allegations that she plagiarized the work of other researchers. And Tesla loses its crown as the world’s biggest seller of electric vehicles. Reporter Rebecca Elliott has more on its rivalry with Chinese company BYD. Plus, a group of investors is suing e-cigarette maker Juul over its bailout by two longtime directors. Tobacco and beverage reporter Jennifer Maloney has the scoop. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202414 minutes, 56 seconds
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Planes Collide at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

 A.M. Edition for Jan. 2. Japanese broadcaster NHK reports that 367 passengers and 12 crew aboard a Japan Airlines passenger jet are safe after a fiery collision with a coast-guard plane. Plus, geopolitical tensions in the Red Sea send oil prices higher. And WSJ reporter Shen Lu explains how a weak economy is demoralizing Chinese youth and presenting new challenges for Beijing. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202415 minutes, 6 seconds
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Global Markets Poised to End Blockbuster Year With Big Gains

Dec. 29 Edition. On the last trading day of 2023, global stock markets are wrapping up a surprising turnaround, as recession fears gave way to investor optimism.Alex Frangos explains the factors behind the global rally, and what that tells us about 2024. Also, the Trump campaign pledges an appeal after Maine’s Secretary of State joins Colorado’s highest court in barring the former president from the ballot. And Russia launches one of its largest attacks yet on Ukraine, killing at least 18 people. We hear from our editors around the world about the other stories we should be watching in 2024. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/202315 minutes, 14 seconds
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Santa Claus Rally Carries Markets to New Highs

Dec. 28 Edition. U.S. stock markets are poised to finish the year with double-digit annual returns, as investors bet that 2024 will bring interest-rate cuts from the Federal Reserve. Markets reporter Anna Hirtenstein explains what’s driving the Santa Claus rally. And after Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top Homeland Security officials met with officials in Mexico to discuss ways to slow a record influx of migrants, Tom Fairless tells us how migration is reordering politics around the world. Plus, Apple notches a legal victory letting it once again sell smartwatches. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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New York Times Sues OpenAI, Microsoft Over AI Tools

Dec. 27 Edition. The New York Times is suing OpenAI and Microsoft, alleging copyright infringement through their generative artificial-intelligence tools ChatGPT and Copilot. Reporter Alexandra Bruell describes how the suit could split the publishing world. And with global inflation easing much faster than expected, several central banks including the Federal Reserve are penciling in rate cuts for 2024. Economics reporter Gwynn Guilford has more on the global outlook for inflation. Plus, Moscow bureau chief Ann M. Simmons explains why snitching is on the rise in Russia. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202314 minutes, 37 seconds
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Why Housing Costs Could Actually Pull Inflation Lower

Dec. 26 Edition. The sticker shock from home prices kept many would-be buyers on the sidelines this year. But some economists now think housing costs are poised to bring price pressures down, with the fight against inflation in its “last mile.” National economics reporter Gabriel T. Rubin explains. Alex Ossola hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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What's News in Markets: Steel Deal Pushback, FedEx Tumbles, China vs. Gamers

Will Nippon Steel get U.S. Steel? Why did FedEx cut its outlook? And is it game over for China’s gaming stocks? Host Charley Grant discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20235 minutes, 19 seconds
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U.S. Prices Fell in November, for First Time Since 2020

P.M. Edition for Dec. 22. Inflation is narrowing in on the Federal Reserve’s 2% target. The Fed’s preferred inflation measure fell last month, for the first time since 2020. Economics reporter David Harrison has more. And Bristol Myers Squibb makes a bet on neuroscience drugs, with plans to buy Karuna Therapeutics for $14 billion. Health business editor Jonathan D. Rockoff explains. Plus, the Supreme Court leaves arguments on Trump’s immunity to an appeals court. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202315 minutes, 27 seconds
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U.S. Officials to Visit Mexico Amid Migrant Surge

A.M. Edition for Dec. 22. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top Homeland Security officials are being sent to Mexico to discuss ways to slow a record influx of migrants that is overwhelming border agents. Plus, Nike shares tumble as the sneaker giant warns about slowing consumer spending. And the Journal’s Marcus Walker explains how fear and corruption are hindering Ukraine’s efforts to rebuild its battered army. Kate Bullivant hosts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202316 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Bids for SpaceX Rival

P.M. Edition for Dec. 21. Blue Origin and Cerberus are among the companies vying to buy United Launch Alliance, a rival to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Reporter Micah Maidenberg explains. Plus, after a 16-month rupture, the U.S. and China militaries have resumed dialogue with each other. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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Biden Explores Raising Tariffs on Chinese EVs

A.M. Edition for Dec. 21. The Biden administration is considering increasing tariffs on a range of Chinese exports in an attempt to boost the U.S. clean-energy industry. Journal deputy China bureau chief Yoko Kubota explains how that could affect the Chinese economy and bilateral relations. Plus, the FTC proposes a clamp-down on targeted online ads to children. And we’ll look at why America’s shortage of air-traffic controllers is raising alarm bells. Kate Bullivant hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202316 minutes, 23 seconds
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Heads of Warner, Paramount Talk Possible Merger

P.M. Edition for Dec. 20. The CEOs of media giants Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount discussed a possible merger, according to people familiar with the matter. And while many believe generative artificial intelligence will change the way we live and work, an anticipated wave of specialist jobs hasn’t materialized yet. CMO Today reporter Patrick Coffee explains. Plus, a Colorado ruling banning former President Trump from appearing on the state’s ballot puts the Supreme Court in the hot seat. Business legal affairs correspondent Jan Wolfe has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202315 minutes, 27 seconds
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Trump Barred From Colorado’s 2024 Primary Ballot

A.M. Edition for Dec. 20. Donald Trump can’t appear on next year’s presidential primary ballot in Colorado because of his actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, according to the state’s highest court. WSJ reporter Mariah Timms explains what the ruling means for the 2024 election. Plus, a surge in migration leads the U.S. to shut border crossings and Europe to approve tough new laws. And Callum Borchers explains how to field the dreaded question ‘how’s work?’ over the holidays. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Why Electric-Vehicle Startups Face a Cash Crunch

P.M. Edition for Dec. 19. EV startups used to be all the rage. But now, many Tesla rivals are struggling to survive. Reporter Shane Shifflett explains. Plus, Swiss bank UBS is making another push into the U.S. investment-banking market—and is willing to settle for No. 6. WSJ deputy bureau chief David Benoit has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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U.S. Rallies Foreign Navies to Protect Suez Canal Trade

A.M. Edition for Dec. 19. The Pentagon has unveiled a multinational naval force to safeguard merchant ships in the Red Sea after attacks by Yemeni rebels saw vessels diverted from the region. WSJ reporter Joe Wallace explains the potential global supply chain effects if the situation is not resolved quickly. Plus, Google pays up to resolve antitrust litigation related to its app store. And U.S. spy agencies accuse Russia of trying to weaken Democrats in last year’s midterm elections. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

P.M. Edition for Dec. 18. Trevor Milton, who was convicted on several fraud charges last year, has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding investors in Nikola, the electric-truck company he founded. Corinne Ramey has the details. And markets reporter Hardika Singh explains why just a handful of tech stocks—the so-called Magnificent Seven—are dominating the market. Plus, Elon Musk’s X faces the first formal investigation under the European Union’s new online-content law. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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Southwest Fined for 2022’s Holiday Travel Meltdown

A.M. Edition for Dec. 18. Southwest Airlines has been hit with a $140 million civil penalty by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which said the carrier violated consumer protection laws when two million customers had their plans upended during last year’s holiday season. Plus, WSJ national security reporter Gordon Lubold details the latest push by U.S. military officials to encourage Israel to take a more targeted approach in its Gaza campaign. And Senators fail to reach a border security deal that could unstick aid to Ukraine. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202317 minutes, 1 second
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What's News in Markets: Wall Street Parties, Hasbro’s Troubles, Pfizer Tumbles

Which toy makers had a not-so-jolly start to the Christmas season? And what happened to the pandemic-era darling Pfizer? Plus, which sector gained most from the Federal Reserve's latest-rate decision? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wirecard’s Former COO Suspected of Being a Russian Spy

P.M. Edition for Dec. 15. Jan Marsalek, the former COO of the now-defunct payment system Wirecard, is already wanted for $2 billion that went missing from the company’s balance sheet. Now, intelligence officials suspect he had likely been a Russian agent for nearly a decade. Germany correspondent Bojan Pancevski has the story. And the Israeli military says it accidentally killed three Israeli hostages in Gaza. Plus, the U.S. homeless count surges 12%. Reporter Jon Kamp has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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Inside Trump’s Second-Term Wish List

A.M. Edition for Dec. 15. In speeches and dozens of detailed proposals on his website, Donald Trump is articulating a massive overhaul of the federal government should he win the 2024 presidential election. WSJ White House reporter Andrew Restuccia explains how Trump's agenda could transform the power of the executive branch and move markets. Plus, the U.S. presses Israel to begin winding down the war in Gaza. And the last big economic data of the year paints a gloomy outlook for China and Europe. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202317 minutes, 47 seconds
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How the Fed Will Shift Its Focus in 2024

P.M. Edition for Dec. 14. The Federal Reserve’s dual mandate is to tame inflation and maximize employment. But for the past two years the major focus has been on inflation. Chief economics commentator Greg Ip explains how the Fed will seek to strike a balance in 2024. And U.S. consumer spending was strong in November. Plus, reporter Alexander Gladstone explains why billions of dollars in settlement money haven't been paid to victims of the opioid crisis. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202314 minutes, 58 seconds
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House Approves Biden Impeachment Inquiry

A.M. Edition for Dec. 14. In a party-line vote, the U.S. House has authorized an impeachment probe of President Biden, adding muscle to an investigation into whether the president had ties to his son’s overseas business dealings. Plus, WSJ finance editor Alex Frangos explains how the Fed's projection of three interest-rate cuts next year is driving down global borrowing costs. And EU leaders grapple over new funding for Ukraine. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202317 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dow Soars to Record as the Fed Signals Rate Cuts Next Year

P.M. Edition for Dec. 13. The Federal Reserve held rates steady at its final meeting of the year, and signaled rate cuts in 2024. And the Dow tops 37,000 for the first time ever. Plus, how China is rewriting the playbook on handling international debt crises. Bankruptcy reporter Alexander Saeedy explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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In Climate Breakthrough, Countries Agree on Transition From Fossil Fuels

A.M. Edition for Dec. 13. More than 190 governments gathering at U.N. climate talks have reached an unprecedented deal to accelerate the move away from coal, oil and natural gas. The Journal’s Stacy Meichtry explains how the accord came together. Plus, Israel begins flooding Hamas’ Gaza tunnel network. And Saxo Bank’s Charu Chanana discusses the effects of Argentina sharply devaluing its currency as it attempts a radical economic turnaround. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202317 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why Stores Across America Are Shrinking

P.M. Edition for Dec. 12. WSJ’s Kate King explains why U.S. retailers are leasing less and less space. And reporter Gabriel T. Rubin discusses the latest inflation data. Plus, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s plea on Capitol Hill for more aid fails to break the impasse in Washington. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202314 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ukraine’s President Visits U.S. in Desperate Appeal for Aid

A.M. Edition for Dec. 12. Volodymyr Zelensky is making a pivotal visit to Washington today in an bid to convince lawmakers to pass a new aid package. WSJ Ukraine bureau chief James Marson explains that Zelensky has few options to hold back Russian forces if U.S. support dries up. Plus, a blow for Google as it loses an antitrust case over the market power of its app store. And the U.K. challenges Unilever over the potential greenwashing of its products. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why Buying a House Is Becoming Less Affordable

P.M. Edition for Dec. 11. WSJ’s banking reporter Gina Heeb explains why many Americans can’t afford to buy a home. And special counsel asks the Supreme Court to rule on former President Donald Trump’s immunity. Plus, Occidental agrees to buy CrownRock as the U.S. oil patch consolidates. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trump Takes 2024 Lead as Biden’s Approval Falls

A.M. Edition for Dec. 11. A new Wall Street Journal poll finds President Biden’s political standing has hit its weakest point of his presidency, with voters now favoring Donald Trump. Editor Aaron Zitner explains how Americans are sizing up the two candidates on the issues. Plus, Macy’s shares jump as investors make a nearly $6 billion offer to buy the store. And, oil producers push back against a proposed fossil-fuel phaseout at COP28. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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What's News in Markets: Airline Buyouts, GameStop’s Week, the Race for AI

Which airlines turned from competitors to allies? And how did the poster child of meme stocks, GameStop, perform this week? Plus, how are Google and AMD heating up the AI race? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20235 minutes, 19 seconds
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U.S. Job Growth Slows, Puts Economy’s Soft Landing In View

P.M. Edition for Dec. 8. The U.S. labor market’s gradual cooling extended into November, the Labor Department reported. WSJ reporter Amara Omeokwe discusses the renewed optimism that the economy is on track for a soft landing. And the U.S. has approved the world’s first medicine to employ Crispr technology—a gene-modifying tool—for patients suffering from sickle-cell disease. Biotechnology reporter Joseph Walker has more. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hate Crimes and Terror Threats Rise as Israel-Hamas War Rages

A.M. Edition for Dec. 8. As fighting between Israel and Hamas continues, U.S. cities are reporting an increase in hate crimes and European officials warn of new terrorism threats. Journal reporters Matthew Dalton and Erin Ailworth explain how governments are responding. Plus, Hunter Biden is indicted on tax charges. And Apple plans to ramp up iPhone production in India as it reduces its dependence on China. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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Gaza Residents Scramble for Safety, Basic Supplies as U.N. Warns of Collapse

P.M. Edition for Dec. 7. WSJ’s Saeed Shah discusses the increasingly dire conditions in Gaza. And reporter Gabriel Rubin explains why New Jersey is struggling to fill jobs despite high unemployment. Plus, WSJ sports reporter Louise Radnofsky shares the latest on an expected deal between Masters champion Jon Rahm and Saudi-backed LIV Golf. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tesla and Unions Clash With EV-Maker’s Bottom Line At Stake

A.M. Edition for Dec. 7. Investors and labor unions across Scandinavia are taking action against Tesla amid its refusal to engage in collective bargaining talks. WSJ reporter William Boston explains how the company’s labor practices have provoked a clash of cultures that could ultimately affect its bottom line. Plus, billions in aid for Ukraine stalls in the U.S. Senate. And McKinsey limits pathways to becoming partner as demand for high-price consultants slips. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Race to Develop AI Tools and Chips Heats Up

P.M. Edition for Dec. 6. Google announces its artificial intelligence system to rival OpenAI as AMD rolls out new chips challenging Nvidia’s dominance in AI. Miles Kruppa and Asa Fitch report. Plus, Eric Niiler says Bitcoin mining used more water than New York City last year, fueling environmental concerns. Shelby Holliday hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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EU Races to Finalize Historic AI Regulations

A.M. Edition for Dec. 6. It is crunch time in Brussels as EU negotiators try to pass the world’s first sweeping regulations on artificial intelligence. WSJ reporter Kim Mackrael says rapid technological progress and intense lobbying efforts are complicating the process. Plus, Nvidia's CEO still plans to sell high-end chips in China. And Russia rejects a proposed U.S. prisoner swap to free Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202316 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wall Street’s Big Bet on Forest-Carbon Is Paying Off

P.M. Edition for Dec. 5. Investors who made one of the biggest timberland purchases in years say their bet is starting to pay off. Ryan Dezember reports. And Bob Henderson explains why gold prices are hitting record highs. Plus, Sen. Tommy Tuberville is ending his blockade on military promotions. Shelby Holliday hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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Biggest Pharmacy in the U.S. Set to Overhaul Drug Prices

A.M. Edition for Dec. 5. CVS is revamping the way it sets drug prices, following criticism that the cost of drugs in the U.S. isn’t transparent enough. Plus, Israel and Hamas engage in some of the fiercest fighting of their two-month war, as Israel considers flooding Gaza’s tunnels with seawater. And the WSJ’s Matt Barnum explains why students globally are lagging in reading and math compared to a decade ago. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202316 minutes, 19 seconds
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How the Pandemic Made Americans Richer—But Not Equally

 P.M. Edition for Dec. 4. The pandemic made Americans richer, but the gains were uneven and fleeting. Plus, U.S. Supreme Court justices weigh the uncomfortable settlement between opioid victims and Purdue Pharma. And investors are betting on transmission projects to get clean energy into U.S. cities. Shelby Holliday hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich’s Detention Hits Day 250

A.M. Edition for Dec. 4. The Journal’s Gordon Fairclough provides an update on reporter Evan Gershkovich’s detention in Russia on espionage charges that he, the Journal, and the U.S. government vehemently deny. Here’s how to send Evan a message of support. Plus, the creators of Oxycontin have their day at the Supreme Court, as some victims’ families say they won’t settle with the owners of Purdue Pharma. And Spotify announces layoffs for the third time this year. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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What's News in Markets: Black Friday Bump, GM Buyback, Tesla Cybertruck

Which companies benefited most from strong Black Friday sales? And how did investors react to Tesla’s Cybertruck launch and General Motors’ massive stock buyback plan? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dow Sees Longest Winning Streak Since 2021

P.M. Edition for Dec. 1. Embattled New York Rep. George Santos has been expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives, over allegations he stole money from his own campaign. Congressional reporter Katy Stech Ferek has more. Plus, Israel plans to kill Hamas leaders around the world, after its war in Gaza. Reporter Dion Nissenbaum has more on this WSJ exclusive. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202315 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tesla Reveals Cybertruck With Lower Range, Higher Price

A.M. Edition for Dec. 1. Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s long-awaited Cybertruck pickup, behind schedule and more expensive than promised. Reporter Rebecca Elliott explains. Plus, Israel resumes combat operations in Gaza as a week-long cease fire stalls. Middle East Correspondent Stephen Kalin discusses the latest. And TikTok wins a reprieve from a Montana law banning the app. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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U.S. Stocks End November With Strong Gains

P.M. Edition for Nov. 30. The Dow rallied today, and all three major indexes ended November with strong monthly gains. And OPEC+ agrees to cut oil production by another one million barrels a day. Plus, the U.S. warns Turkey to stop supporting Hamas and Russia. Illicit finance reporter Ian Talley has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
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Former U.S. Diplomat Henry Kissinger Dies at 100

A.M. Edition for Nov. 30. The controversial statesman Henry Kissinger, who shaped Cold War history as a presidential adviser and Secretary of State, has passed away. WSJ writer Alan Cullison explains how Kissinger’s legacy of navigating great power conflict resonates now more than ever. Plus, Israel and Hamas agree to extend their truce for another day. And reporter Matthew Dalton breaks down what to watch for as leaders tackle global warming at U.N. climate talks. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202315 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cigna, Humana in Talks for Blockbuster Healthcare Merger

P.M. Edition for Nov. 29. Health insurance giants Cigna and Humana are discussing a tie-up, which would create a new powerhouse in the industry. Plus, General Motors announces $10 billion in stock buybacks, as CEO Mary Barra seeks to reassure investors about the health of the core business. Autos reporter Mike Colias has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Negotiators Push for a Longer Israel-Hamas Truce

A.M. Edition for Nov. 29. A temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is in its final day, after being extended by 48 hours earlier in the week. WSJ Middle East correspondent Jared Malsin explains how mediators are hoping to translate the short-term fighting pause into something more lasting. Plus, Apple pulls the plug on its credit-card partnership with Goldman Sachs. And editor Alex Frangos reflects on the legacy of Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202314 minutes, 48 seconds
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Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s Partner at Berkshire Hathaway, Dies at 99

P.M. Edition for Nov. 28. Data from McKinsey & Co. show that U.S. companies have lost momentum in promoting Black professionals into management. Workplace reporter Ray A. Smith has more on this WSJ exclusive. Plus, the federal government is struggling to meet its return-to-office goals. Reporter Peter Grant explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fast-Fashion Retailer Shein Files to Go Public

A.M. Edition for Nov. 28. After disrupting the clothing industry, China-founded Shein could soon test the U.S. public-listing market with a massive IPO. Journal editor Alex Frangos explains the scrutiny it is likely to face before then. Plus, we’ll look at Germany’s dramatic response to fiscal stress being felt across much of the world. And a passenger jet running on sustainable fuel embarks on a first-ever trans-Atlantic flight. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202316 minutes, 22 seconds
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Israel, Hamas Agree to Truce Extension for Two More Days

P.M. Edition for Nov. 27. Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend their four-day truce for another two days. Middle East correspondent Jared Malsin reports. And a WSJ investigation finds that Instagram’s algorithm shows a toxic mix of videos to adults who follow children on the platform. Technology reporter Jeff Horwitz explains. Plus, food and agriculture policy reporter Kristina Peterson explains how whiskey is getting caught in a U.S.-EU trade fight. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202313 minutes, 46 seconds
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Negotiators Push to Extend Israel-Hamas Truce

A.M. Edition for Nov. 27. Israel and Hamas are in the fourth and final day of a halt in fighting that has seen Hamas release dozens of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. WSJ correspondent Stephen Kalin explains where the two sides and the U.S. stand on a possible extension of the ceasefire. Plus, Black Friday sales increase even as brand loyalty wanes. And good climate news, as green tech tops expectations. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202315 minutes, 20 seconds
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Israel-Hamas Truce Begins, Paving Way for Hostage Release

A.M. Edition for Nov. 24. A temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has started, setting the stage for a four day truce in the fighting. WSJ Middle East correspondent Stephen Kalin explains what this means for aid entering the Gaza Strip and the release of hostages. Plus, Elon Musk calls Swedish strikes against Tesla ‘’insane’. And, how toys won’t be flying off the shelves this Black Friday. Kate Bullivant hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202318 minutes, 13 seconds
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FBI Investigates Vehicle Explosion at Border Crossing Between U.S. and Canada

P.M. Edition for Nov. 22. The FBI is investigating an explosion at the Rainbow Bridge, in Niagara Falls. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says the U.S. wants Israel and Hamas to abide by a hostage deal and four-day pause in fighting. WSJ pharmaceuticals reporter Joseph Walker discusses why a pair of U.S. senators is seeking a federal investigation into the role of health insurers in driving up prices for generic drugs. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Altman to Return as OpenAI CEO

A.M. Edition for Nov. 22. After days of turmoil at the company synonymous with the AI tech boom, co-founder Sam Altman is set to retake the helm as chief executive. WSJ tech reporter Tom Dotan explains whether that will pacify OpenAI’s investors and employees. Next, correspondent Jared Malsin breaks down an overnight deal between Israel and Hamas to release 50 hostages. Plus, why Ozempic may be your unexpected Thanksgiving guest and how to navigate that and other tricky topics without ruining your meal. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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Binance CEO Agrees to Step Down, Plead Guilty

P.M. Edition for Nov. 21. Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has stepped down and pleaded guilty to violating U.S. anti-money-laundering requirements. According to court documents, Binance will also pay $4.3 billion dollars in fines. Plus, Israel and Hamas are on the cusp of a deal to free Israeli hostages taken on October 7. Middle East correspondent Jared Malsin has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Nvidia Earnings to Test Wall Street’s AI Excitement

A.M. Edition for Nov. 21. Chipmaker Nvidia is expected to report a quarterly profit of $7.2 billion when it posts results later today. WSJ reporter Charley Grant explains whether the company behind much of the S&P 500’s gains this year can spark more gains. Plus, issues pile up at GM’s self-driving car unit Cruise. And WSJ. Magazine’s Sarah Ball on Travis Kelce’s (very public) reckoning with superstardom and his career after football. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202315 minutes, 34 seconds
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Nearly All OpenAI Employees Threaten to Leave, After Altman Ouster

P.M. Edition for Nov. 20. The majority of OpenAI’s employees have threatened to leave the company, unless the board resigns and reinstates its former CEO Sam Altman, who was ousted on Friday. Investigative reporter Keach Hagey has the latest. And shares of Microsoft—which still maintains its 49% ownership stake in OpenAI and is the company’s largest investor—closed at an all-time high today. Reporter Tom Dotan has more on what the company stands to gain amid the turmoil at OpenAI. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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Altman to Join Microsoft After OpenAI Ouster

A.M. Edition for Nov. 20. After an unsuccessful bid to return to OpenAI, Sam Altman is heading to Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team. WSJ tech reporter Sam Schechner reflects on a wild weekend in the AI world and the decisions facing Microsoft. Plus, Israel and Hamas consider a deal to pause fighting and free hostages. And as sales plateau, carmakers ask: are Americans falling out of love with EVs? Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sam Altman Is Out at OpenAI

P.M. Edition for Nov. 17. OpenAI’s board says it has lost confidence in the company’s CEO and co-founder Sam Altman to lead it. And foreign buyers lose their appetite for U.S. Treasury debt. Markets reporter Chelsey Dulaney explains what that means for Americans. Plus, a succession rift threatens the Estée Lauder beauty empire. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202314 minutes, 36 seconds
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McConnell Leads Push for Ukraine Aid Amid GOP Resistance

A.M. Edition for Nov. 17. Hunger warnings in Gaza, as the World Food Programme warns that nearly half the enclave’s population is in desperate need of food assistance. This as Israel faces mounting pressure to substantiate claims about Hamas and Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital. Plus, WSJ reporter Siobhan Hughes explores Mitch McConnell’s push for a comprehensive foreign-aid package for Ukraine, amidst roadblocks from Republican colleagues. And, voters in Argentina head to the polls this weekend in a closely-watched presidential runoff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202315 minutes
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FDIC Chair Under Fire Amid Allegations of Toxic Workplace Atmosphere

P.M. Edition for Nov. 16. The chair of the FDIC, one of the nation’s top banking regulators, allegedly turned a blind eye to misconduct at the agency. This week, a WSJ investigation revealed a longtime toxic culture at the FDIC. Investigative reporter Rebecca Ballhaus has more. Plus, more student borrowers are filing for bankruptcy to get rid of their debt. National economics reporter Gabriel T. Rubin explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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U.S., China Hit Reset on Relations. Will Reality Intervene?

A.M. Edition for Nov. 16. President Biden and China’s Xi Jinping dial back rancor at their summit. WSJ correspondent Brian Spegele explains why the outcomes of their talks are likely to be quickly tested by deep underlying frictions. Plus, the U.S. Senate approves a short-term bill to avoid a looming government shutdown. And, we get the latest on Israeli operations at the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202316 minutes, 46 seconds
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Biden, Xi Confront Long List of Contentious Issues

P.M. Edition for Nov. 15. President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are meeting for a high-stakes summit in California. Senior news editor Charles Hutzler reports. Plus, U.S. retail sales declined in October for the first time since March. Economics reporter Austen Hufford has more. And the Federal Communications Commission adopts a new rule that will hold internet service providers liable for “digital discrimination.” Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Biden, Xi Set for High-Stakes Summit

A.M. Edition for Nov. 15. President Biden and China’s Xi Jinping are set to meet today for the first time in over a year. WSJ chief China correspondent Lingling Wei explains what could be accomplished given the tense state of bilateral relations. Plus, global markets bask in the glow of easing U.S. inflation. And Israel launches a military operation inside Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202316 minutes, 38 seconds
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Cooling Inflation Could Spell the End for Fed Rate Hikes

P.M. Edition for Nov. 14. Inflation’s slowdown extended through October. Chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos says that likely means the end for the Federal Reserve’s historic interest-rate increases. Plus, the House approves a GOP bill to avert a government shutdown. Congressional reporter Katy Stech Ferek has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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Can Cheaper Gas Tame U.S. Inflation?

A.M. Edition for Nov. 14. Fresh U.S. consumer-price data is due out this morning, with economists expecting lower gasoline prices took a bite out of overall inflation. Plus, WSJ reporter Jennifer Hiller explains why electricity demand is soaring in pockets of the country. And Washington puts a price tag on climate change’s economic damage. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202316 minutes, 32 seconds
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Can the Lackluster IPO Market Make a Comeback?

P.M. Edition for Nov. 13. Corrie Driebusch explains why the reopening of the IPO market is, once again, delayed. And employees at one of the nation’s top banking regulators, the FDIC, say sexual harassment and misogyny pervade the agency. Investigative reporter Rebecca Ballhaus has the story. Plus, the U.S. and Israel warn about the prospects of a wider war in the Middle East. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202313 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tim Scott Withdraws From GOP Presidential Race

A.M. Edition for Nov. 13. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott dropped his Republican presidential campaign after failing to catch momentum in a field dominated by former President Donald Trump. Plus, we look to Gaza, where conditions are growing desperate inside the Al-Shifa Hospital amid intense fighting in the area. And WSJ reporter Gunjan Banerji explains why investors are betting the recent stock-market rally has legs. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202315 minutes, 50 seconds
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Israel-Hamas War: Your Questions Answered

Special Edition for Nov. 11. We’ve been asking our listeners what they want to know about the war in Gaza. In this special edition of What’s News, we’ll answer some of those questions, covering the situation on the ground and the wider ramifications of the war with Shayndi Raice, our deputy bureau chief for the Middle East and North Africa; Yaroslav Trofimov, our chief foreign-affairs correspondent; and Spencer Jakab, our global editor of Heard on the Street. Annmarie Fertoli and Luke Vargas host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202317 minutes, 29 seconds
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Green Energy's Mounting Costs Confront Executives

P.M. Edition for Nov. 10. The costs of transitioning to green energy are getting higher. WSJ Pro reporter Luis Garcia says that's making decarbonization that much more daunting for executives. And investigative reporter Ben Foldy explains how the boom in private credit is raising new questions about the risks involved. Plus, David Cloud reports on how Israeli ground forces have fought their way into the heart of Gaza City. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202313 minutes, 49 seconds
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Meta to Return to China After 14 Years

A.M. Edition for Nov. 10. More than a decade after Facebook was shut out of the country, its parent company has struck a deal to sell its VR gear in China. Asia tech reporter Raffaele Huang says that could open up a huge new market for Meta, though regulatory questions remain. Plus, NovoNordisk rushes to boost production of its popular obesity treatments. And the WSJ’s Patricia Kowsmann explains how a hack targeting one of the world’s largest banks has disrupted the market for U.S. Treasurys. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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AI Boom Drives Search for Alternative Energy Sources

P.M. Edition for Nov. 9. The artificial-intelligence boom is using up a lot of energy, driving companies to seek alternative sources. CIO Journal reporter Belle Lin explains. Plus, from electric vehicles to the solar build-out, demand for really big trees that can be turned into utility poles is growing. Commodities reporter Ryan Dezember explains who’s benefiting from it. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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Striking Actors Make a Deal With Hollywood

A.M. Edition for Nov. 9. Hollywood actors have reached a tentative labor deal with studios and streaming services to end six months of labor strife. Journal reporter Joe Flint explains what it will take to restart the entertainment industry’s content engine. Plus, Republicans debate who is the best alternative to former President Trump. And the Fed probes Morgan Stanley’s controls for stopping money laundering by rich foreign clients. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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One Drug Can Have Two Prices—Why The Higher One Prevails

P.M. Edition for Nov. 8. Some drugmakers are setting two prices for the same drug. And many health plans are choosing the more expensive version, according to data analysis conducted for the WSJ. Pharmaceutical reporter Peter Loftus explains why. Plus, three companies—including one run by a former NYSE president—are vying for collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX at auction. Markets reporter Vicky Ge Huang explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Abortion Rights Supporters Rack Up U.S. Election Victories

A.M. Edition for Nov. 8. From Ohio to Virginia, Tuesday’s U.S. elections were defined by voters defending abortion rights. The Journal’s Molly Ball explains what it means for the presidential race and how Democrats hope to harness the issue again next year. Plus, Meta will soon require political campaigns to disclose AI-altered ads. And, salad lovers and cooks beware: Olive oil prices are soaring. Commodities reporter Yusuf Khan explains why. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202314 minutes, 36 seconds
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Big Banks Find New Way to Unload Risk: Synthetic Risk Transfers

P.M. Edition for Nov. 7. Amid tightening regulations and higher interest rates, U.S. banks have found a new way to unload risk. Reporter Matt Wirz explains. And top Israel officials said they intend to retain security control of Gaza for an indefinite period, after the war with Hamas. Plus, Katie Deighton explains how big online deals are turning into teeny tiny boxes. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202314 minutes, 33 seconds
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WeWork Files for Bankruptcy, But the Show Goes On

A.M. Edition for Nov. 7. Once the most valuable U.S. startup, WeWork is facing the consequences of an expansion that left it with many unprofitable locations. Journal reporter Eliot Brown explains that while its chapter 11 filing caps a remarkable fall from grace, WeWork's fortunes could be changing. Plus, Jess Bravin describes how a case at the Supreme Court could test whether domestic abusers should have access to guns. And, voters go to the polls today in a number of U.S. states in an early pulse check heading into next year’s presidential election. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202313 minutes, 25 seconds
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Israel Pushes Deeper Into Gaza City

P.M. Edition for Nov. 6. After one of the most intense bombing barrages in the war in Gaza, Israel is deepening its push into Gaza City. And former President Donald Trump clashes with the judge, as he takes the witness stand in his civil-fraud trial. Corinne Ramey reports. Plus, WSJ science and climate reporter Eric Niiler speaks with National Hurricane Center director Michael Brennan about why hurricanes are getting stronger more quickly. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Whirlwind U.S. Diplomacy Fails to Secure Mideast Cease-fire

A.M. Edition for Nov. 6. Under pressure to secure a pause in Israel-Hamas fighting and ease regional tensions, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rushed to visit leaders around the Middle East over the weekend. The Journal’s Vivian Salama explains the challenges he faces as opinions about the crisis harden. Plus, foreign brands feel the squeeze as Chinese consumers pull back on spending. And why migrants from around the world are showing up at the U.S. southern border. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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U.S. Hiring Slowed in October, in a Sign Economy is Cooling

P.M. Edition for Nov. 3. U.S. employers added 150,000 jobs to the economy last month, signaling a cooling economy. Economics reporter David Harrison explains. Plus, national security reporter Vivian Salama has more on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Israel. And on Sunday we will be a year away from the U.S. presidential election. White House reporter Ken Thomas explains how Americans are feeling about a potential rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Microsoft’s Brad Smith Wants an AI ‘Off Switch’

A.M. Edition for Nov. 3. World leaders sounded the alarm on AI at a summit in the U.K., saying it was time to ‘take science fiction seriously.’ Microsoft president Brad Smith tells our Luke Vargas why an AI ‘safety break’ is necessary to prevent the technology from endangering humanity. Plus, crypto golden boy Sam Bankman-Fried is found guilty of fraud. Sandra Kilhof hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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Russia’s Wagner Group Plans to Send Hezbollah Air Defenses

P.M. Edition for Nov. 2. U.S. intelligence shows Russia’s Wagner Group is planning to send air defenses to Hezbollah. Meanwhile, Israel moves to separate Gaza into two. Correspondent Dov Lieber explains. Plus, fake nudes of real students cause an uproar at a New Jersey high school. Family & Tech columnist Julie Jargon has more. And newly unredacted portions of the FTC’s lawsuit against Amazon allege company executives talked about how the company’s policies hurt sellers. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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China, U.S. to Meet for Rare Nuclear Talks

A.M. Edition for Nov. 2. American and Chinese officials are reportedly planning to discuss nuclear-arms control on Monday, in the first such meeting in years. WSJ Asia security correspondent Alastair Gale explains the U.S. motivations for the talks. Plus, tensions flare over delayed U.S. military promotions amid a Senate protest over the Pentagon’s abortion policy. And Josh Mitchell breaks down JP Morgan Chase’s decision to push into European retail banking – digitally. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202316 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why Americans Are Gloomy, Despite Good Economic News

P.M. Edition for Nov. 1. The Federal Reserve held rates steady for the second time in a row, amid a stronger-than-expected economy. But if the economic news is good, why are Americans so gloomy? Chief economics commentator Greg Ip has some theories. Plus, the fraud case against Sam Bankman-Fried will soon go to the jury. Corinne Ramey reports. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Once-Mighty WeWork Plans to File for Bankruptcy

A.M. Edition for Nov. 1. We’re exclusively reporting that flexible-office-space company WeWork could file for Chapter 11 protection as early as next week. WSJ reporter Alexander Gladstone explains the change of fortune at the company once valued at $47 billion. Plus, U.S. infant mortality rises unexpectedly. And the Journal’s David Harrison reports that other unions are taking inspiration from the UAW’s deals with Detroit automakers ahead of contract talks next year. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202315 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dozens Killed in Israeli Strikes at Gaza’s Largest Refugee Camp

P.M. Edition for Oct. 31. Israeli airstrikes rocked a densely populated area north of Gaza City, flattening apartment blocks and causing hundreds of casualties. Plus, the cost of American offshore wind projects is soaring. Energy markets reporter David Uberti explains what it means for consumers. And reporter Paul Hannon explains why the U.S. and eurozone economies are diverging. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202314 minutes, 20 seconds
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Export Curbs Put $5B of Nvidia Chip Orders in Limbo

A.M. Edition for Oct. 31. New U.S. restrictions on AI chip sales to China could compel Nvidia to cancel billions of dollars of orders to Chinese companies. WSJ tech reporter Raffaele Huang explains how that could complicate Chinese AI development. Plus, X offers stock grants valuing itself far below the value of Elon Musk’s takeover. And Israel rules out a ceasefire as its troops push further into Gaza. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202315 minutes, 59 seconds
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Israeli Forces Advance Toward Gaza City

P.M. Edition for Oct. 30. Israeli forces have made a major advance toward Gaza City, in an apparent move to encircle it. Correspondent Dov Lieber has more. Plus, the United Auto Workers union reaches a tentative labor deal with General Motors, the last of the big three Detroit car companies to strike a new tentative agreement. Automotive reporter Mike Colias discusses what the agreements mean for the industry. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202314 minutes, 33 seconds
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Biden Invokes Emergency Powers to Contain AI Threat

A.M. Edition for Oct. 30. President Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act in the hope of reining in the potential risks of artificial intelligence. Journal tech reporter Sam Schechner breaks down the U.S. effort to step into the regulatory vacuum over the technology. Plus, the UAW expands its strike against GM after making a deal with Stellantis. And we’ll examine the risk that Hezbollah could drag Israel into a two-front war. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202315 minutes, 59 seconds
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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Plans to Sell One Million Shares

P.M. Edition for Oct. 27. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon plans to sell part of his stake in the nation’s largest bank, for the first time. Banking reporter David Benoit has more. And Sam Bankman-Fried testifies before a jury in his fraud case. Cryptocurrency reporter Caitlin Ostroff has the highlights. Plus, Israel widens its ground operations in Gaza, in its most significant maneuver yet, ahead of an invasion intended to end Hamas rule. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202316 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why Israel Is Waiting to Invade Gaza

A.M. Edition for Oct. 27. Israel says it is holding off on a ground invasion of Gaza until the U.S. can place air defenses in the region. But with that potentially finished within days, could we soon see a major escalation? WSJ Middle East bureau chief Michael Amon explains the factors driving Israel’s decision. Plus, Amazon’s profit triples, fueling its efforts to compete in the AI battle to come. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202316 minutes, 1 second
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U.S. GDP Grew 4.9% in the Third Quarter. Is it Sustainable?

P.M. Edition for Oct. 26. U.S. economic growth surged this summer. GDP grew 4.9% in the third quarter. But will the momentum last the rest of the year? Jared Bernstein, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, joins us to discuss. Plus, Sam Bankman-Fried takes the witness stand for the first time, in his fraud trial. Markets reporter Vicky Ge Huang has the highlights. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202316 minutes, 51 seconds
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UAW, Ford Reach Tentative Labor Deal

A.M. Edition for Oct. 26. The United Auto Workers union has secured a proposed agreement with Ford Motors, six weeks into a historic labor strike. WSJ reporter Nora Eckert says similar deals with GM and Stellantis could soon follow. Plus, a manhunt continues in Maine after the deadliest U.S. mass shooting this year. And the Israeli military carries out its biggest incursion into Gaza since Hamas’ October 7th attack. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202316 minutes, 40 seconds
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House Elects Mike Johnson as Speaker

P.M. Edition for Oct. 25. Louisiana Representative Mike Johnson, an ally of former President Donald Trump, has been elected House speaker after three weeks of deadlock. Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes has more. Plus, Israel has agreed to a U.S. request to delay its expected ground invasion of Gaza. Correspondent Dov Lieber explains. And reporter Benoît Morenne explains why overseas risks have oil giants looking west. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202317 minutes, 24 seconds
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Can Mike Johnson End the GOP’s Speaker Impasse?

A.M. Edition for Oct. 25. Republicans put forward Louisiana’s Mike Johnson as their next nominee for Speaker, after a marathon day of internal debate and voting. WSJ reporter Katy Stech Ferek says a floor vote could come as early as noon. Plus, correspondent Sune Rasmussen explains how a flood of weapons into the West Bank is fueling fears of a new front in the war between Israel and Palestinians. And, Microsoft and Google’s cloud revenues get a boost from AI – but is it enough to appease investors? Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202317 minutes, 16 seconds
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States Sue Meta Alleging Its Products Harm Young People

P.M. Edition for Oct. 24. A coalition of 41 states and the District of Columbia are suing Meta, alleging it built products with addictive features that harm young users on its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Technology reporter Jeff Horwitz explains. Plus, Republicans’ third nominee for speaker of the House, Majority Whip Tom Emmer, drops out, just hours after being picked. Reporter Katy Stech Ferek has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202317 minutes, 22 seconds
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U.S. Urges Israeli Caution on Gaza Offensive

A.M. Edition for Oct. 24. American officials are encouraging Israel not to rush into a Gaza ground offensive, in a bid to buy more time for Qatar to secure the release of additional hostages taken by Hamas. House Republicans prepare to vote on their latest candidate for Speaker. WSJ reporter Katy Stech Ferek explains who’s who among the contenders. And Bitcoin rallies on hopes that U.S. regulators could approve an ETF pegged to the digital currency. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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Hamas Frees Two More Hostages

P.M. Edition for Oct. 23. Hamas has freed two more hostages, but the militant group’s demand for fuel has complicated negotiations for other captives’ release. And Israel intensifies its aerial bombing of Gaza, urging citizens to leave. Middle East correspondent Chao Deng explains why hundreds of thousands of Palestinians refuse to flee. Plus, the yield on the 10-year Treasury topped 5% earlier today, as some signs point to an economic acceleration in the U.S. Economics reporter David Harrison has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202316 minutes, 13 seconds
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Meta Wrestles With Content Moderation Amid Israel-Hamas War

A.M. Edition for Oct. 23. Humanitarian aid is trickling into Gaza as Israel continues preparations for a ground invasion of the enclave. Meanwhile, the conflict is starting to pose challenges for businesses. WSJ tech reporter Sam Schechner says a debate is brewing within Meta over how to moderate comments on Instagram and Facebook. Plus another mega-deal in the U.S. oil and gas industry. And Republicans pile into the House Speaker race. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hamas Releases Two American Hostages

P.M. Edition for Oct. 20. Hamas has freed two American hostages - the first of more than 200 taken by militants during the October 7 raid. Meanwhile, Israel has ordered the evacuation of a city near the Lebanese border. Foreign correspondent Sune Rasmussen has more. And as fighting continues, reporter Alan Cullison explains how the risk of a resurgence of terrorist attacks is rising. Plus, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan is out as the GOP nominee for House speaker. Reporter Katy Stech Ferek explains what could be next. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202316 minutes, 58 seconds
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Where Arab States Stand on the Israel-Hamas War

A.M. Edition for Oct. 20. President Biden addressed the nation last night, calling for urgent funding for Ukraine and Israel. Chatham House’s Sanam Vakil explains how Arab states are weighing further U.S. involvement in the Middle East and reacting to public demonstrations in support of the Palestinians. Plus, Russia detains another American journalist. And Apple’s Tim Cook makes a surprise visit to China to boost flagging iPhone sales. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202315 minutes, 37 seconds
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U.N., World Leaders Push to Get Aid Into Gaza

P.M. Edition for Oct. 19. As a humanitarian crisis in Gaza worsens, the U.N. and world leaders are pushing to get immediate aid to Palestinians who are running out of food, water and medicine during a near-total siege. Dion Nissenbaum reports. And confusion over a Gaza hospital blast exposes the challenges of reporting during times of war. Media reporter Alexandra Bruell has more. Plus, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan plans a third round of voting to become House speaker, after an alternative plan collapses. Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes has the latest. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202316 minutes, 18 seconds
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Gaza Blast Becomes ‘Messaging Weapon’ in Hamas-Israel War

A.M. Edition for Oct. 19. President Biden returns from Israel after a trip dominated by questions around a blast at a hospital compound in Gaza. WSJ editor Dan Michaels explains how conflicting narratives about what happened have taken on a life of their own. Plus, the U.S. lifts sanctions on Venezuela’s oil and gas sector. And Elon Musk issues a production warning over Tesla’s much-lauded Cybertruck. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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U.S., Experts Cast Doubt on Claims of Israeli Strike on Gaza Hospital

P.M. Edition for Oct. 18. Israel, the U.S. government and independent security experts are casting doubt on Palestinian claims that an Israeli air strike was responsible for a deadly explosion at a Gaza hospital. They say preliminary evidence points to a local militant group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which has denied responsibility for the attack. Chief foreign-affairs correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov has more. Plus, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan fails, for a second time, to get enough votes to become the next House speaker. Katy Stech Ferek reports from the Capitol. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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Biden Says Gaza Hospital Blast Likely ‘Done by the Other Team’

A.M. Edition for Oct. 18. President Biden arrives in Israel to reaffirm support for its ally, a day after a deadly blast at a Gaza hospital heightened fears of escalation. WSJ reporter Will Mauldin says Wednesday’s explosion sparked mass protests and led Arab leaders to cancel planned meetings with Biden. Plus, China’s economic headwinds persist. And Amazon moves to speed up already-fast deliveries. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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Palestinian Officials Say Strike on Gaza Hospital Kills More Than 500 People

P.M. Edition for Oct. 17. A deadly strike on a hospital in Gaza has killed more than 500 people, according to Palestinian officials. The blast comes hours before President Biden’s expected visit to Israel, and as the Israel-Hamas war refocuses U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. National security correspondent Nancy A. Youssef has more. Plus, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan falls short in the first round of voting for House speaker. Kristina Peterson reports from the Capitol. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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Biden to Visit Israel as Gaza Border Opening Stalls

A.M. Edition for Oct. 17. President Joe Biden will depart for Israel today, pledging support for America’s ally and humanitarian relief for Palestinians. Journal correspondent Chao Deng explains the situation in Gaza amid a worsening shortage of food and water. Plus, China rolls out the red carpet for Russian President Vladimir Putin as it celebrates 10 years of its Belt and Road infrastructure program. And Jim Jordan closes in on House speakership. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202315 minutes, 28 seconds
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2,000 U.S. Troops Prepare for Potential Deployment to Support Israel

P.M. Edition for Oct. 16. The U.S. has picked 2,000 troops for a potential deployment to support Israel, though not in a combat role. Meanwhile, efforts to open a border crossing between Gaza and Egypt stumble. Foreign correspondent Stephen Kalin has more. Plus, Heard on the Street columnist Jon Sindreu explains what defense stocks could tell us about the Israel-Hamas war. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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U.S. Citizens Set to Leave Gaza Via Egypt

A.M. Edition for Oct. 16. Egypt is today expected to open its Rafah border crossing with Gaza, letting U.S nationals, and potentially others within Gaza, leave the Palestinian enclave ahead of an Israeli ground assault. Journal reporter Will Mauldin describes the diplomatic efforts to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Gaza. Plus, U.S. recession fears abate according to a new WSJ survey. And Rite Aid files for bankruptcy, leaving hundreds of opioid lawsuits in limbo. Luke Vargas hosts.  Want to tune in to WSJ Tech Live? Subscribers can register here. Not a subscriber? Become one today.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202315 minutes, 3 seconds
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Gaza Braces for Israeli Offensive

P.M. Edition for Oct. 13. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to eliminate Hamas. Israel ordered an evacuation of northern Gaza, while the U.N. and other groups warned of an escalating humanitarian crisis there. North Africa correspondent Chao Deng reports. Plus, divisions over the Israel-Hamas war flare up on college campuses. Higher education reporter Doug Belkin has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202316 minutes, 25 seconds
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Israel Orders Civilians to Evacuate Northern Gaza

A.M. Edition for Oct. 13. Israel has told more than one million civilians to leave Northern Gaza and distance themselves from Hamas ahead of what Israeli Defense Forces call significant combat operations. U.S. National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby explains how American officials are pushing for safe-passage options out of Gaza. Plus, Microsoft’s blockbuster deal for Activision Blizzard finally gets the go-ahead. And Steve Scalise pulls out of the race for House speaker, leaving Jim Jordan the sole contender. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202317 minutes, 26 seconds
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U.S. Tries to Prevent Wider War as Israel Targets Hamas

P.M. Edition for Oct. 12. Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledges U.S. support to Israel and works to stave off a wider war during his Middle East trip. Chief foreign-affairs correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov explains how Hamas’s attack on Israel is rewriting the rules of engagement in the region. Plus, U.S. inflation held steady last month, complicating the picture for the Federal Reserve. Economics reporter Amara Omeokwe has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202314 minutes, 39 seconds
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Blinken Lands in Israel in Show of U.S. Support

A.M. Edition for Oct. 12. America’s top diplomat is in Israel to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Israeli military prepares for an invasion of Gaza. WSJ correspondent Dov Lieber explains Netanyahu’s options and the pressure he faces domestically. Plus, Hollywood studios suspend talks with actors and striking autoworkers target Ford’s largest U.S. car plant. Luke Vargas hosts. Correction: In our interview with correspondent Dov Lieber, host Luke Vargas said “There've been arguments that Netanyahu's policies had moved Israel further away from peace with the Palestinians.” An earlier version of the show incorrectly said peace with Palestine. (Corrected on Oct. 13) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202314 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fears of Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza as Israel Readies Ground Invasion

P.M. Edition for Oct. 11. Israel launched new rounds of retaliatory air strikes in Gaza today, after last weekend’s attacks by Hamas. And as Israel prepares for a ground invasion, fears of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza are rising. Middle East correspondent Jared Malsin reports. Plus, on Capitol Hill, Republicans nominate Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise to serve as the next House speaker. But will he get enough votes in the full House? Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202316 minutes, 50 seconds
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Israel Prepared for the Wrong War. Will It Matter Going Forward?

A.M. Edition for Oct. 11. After years spent focusing on high-tech defenses and intelligence capabilities, Israel is now contending with a relatively low-tech ground assault. WSJ reporter Rory Jones explains how that could test the Israeli military’s plans in the coming days and weeks. Plus, House Republicans prepare to choose their next speaker. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Israel Prepares for Ground Assault in Gaza

P.M. Edition for Oct. 10. Israel is getting ready for a ground war with Hamas in Gaza, following the military group’s surprise attack on Saturday. Middle East correspondent Jared Malsin reports. Plus, Hamas and other militant groups have raised millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. Angus Berwick has the details. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202316 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hezbollah Threat to Israel Raises Risk of Wider Conflict

A.M. Edition for Oct. 10. Israel continues to strike Gaza ahead of a ground invasion that could leave millions of Palestinians with no means of escape. Israeli troops have also deployed to the Lebanese border out of concern Iran could direct Hezbollah to open a second front in the conflict. WSJ chief foreign-affairs correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov explains how Israel’s current war against Hamas could escalate. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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Israel Prepares for Massive Attack on Hamas in Gaza

P.M. Edition for Oct. 9. Israel is launching a powerful wave of attacks on Gaza, after Hamas’s invasion over the weekend. Hamas has threatened to execute hostages in response to the Israeli bombardment of civilians. Reporter Dion Nissenbaum reports. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202317 minutes, 8 seconds
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Israel-Hamas War Escalates; Iran Said to Have Helped Plot Attack

A.M. Edition for Oct. 9. Wall Street Journal correspondent Dov Lieber joins us with the latest from the war in Israel and discusses exclusive reporting about Iran’s involvement in planning Hamas militants’ surprise assault. Plus, Journal finance editor Alex Frangos talks about how global markets are reacting to the unfolding conflict. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202314 minutes, 45 seconds
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September Job Gains Shatter Expectations

P.M. Edition for Oct. 6. Hiring accelerated last month, with employers adding 336,000 jobs to the U.S. economy. Markets reporter Dion Rabouin breaks down the numbers and what it means for the Federal Reserve. And workplace reporter Lindsay Ellis explains why the math isn’t adding up for would-be accountants. Plus, the United Auto Workers union said it is forgoing more walkouts for now, after a concession from GM. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202317 minutes, 28 seconds
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Exxon Doubles Down on Oil With a Blockbuster Deal

A.M. Edition for Oct. 6. The potential megadeal for shale driller Pioneer could reshape the American oil industry. Plus, Journal reporter River Davis talks about the hard-charging electric-vehicle maker that’s giving Tesla a run for its money. And, the Nobel Peace Prize goes to imprisoned Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202315 minutes, 24 seconds
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Millions of GM Vehicles Could Be Recalled

P.M. Edition for Oct. 5. General Motors has at least 20 million vehicles built with a potentially dangerous air-bag part the government says should be recalled. Ryan Felton reports. And chief economics commentator Greg Ip explains why investors are focusing on the U.S. deficit. Plus, the U.S. has shot down a Turkish drone over Syria. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202315 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why Cloud Computing Is the Next Regulatory Front

A.M. Edition for Oct. 5. The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority is launching a probe into the business practices of cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. Journal reporter Kim Mackrael explains why cloud computing is quickly becoming the next front for regulators. Plus, three GOP members throw their hat in the ring for the role of House speaker. And, how the dollar continues to reign supreme, even as central banks around the world attempt to reduce their dependence on the greenback. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202316 minutes, 25 seconds
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Largest U.S. Healthcare Strike on Record Underway

P.M. Edition for Oct. 4. More than 75,000 nurses, pharmacists and other Kaiser Permanente employees walked off the job today, in a dispute over wages and staffing. Hospital industry reporter Melanie Evans has more. And the prosecution and defense make their opening arguments in the criminal trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Cryptocurrency reporter Caitlin Ostroff has the details. Plus, in a boost for Ukraine, Russia withdraws much of its Black Sea Fleet from its main base in Crimea. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202316 minutes, 41 seconds
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House Is Left Paralyzed After Kevin McCarthy’s Historic Ouster

A.M. Edition for Oct. 4. WSJ Washington reporter Kristina Peterson explains how House members will be considering their next move as they step into the unknown. Plus, a sudden selloff of bonds sends rates surging, casting doubt on the prospect of an economic soft landing in the U.S. And, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son predicts AI will have superhuman capabilities by 2030. Keith Collins hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202316 minutes, 51 seconds
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In Historic Vote Kevin McCarthy Ousted as House Speaker

P.M. Edition for Oct. 3. The U.S. House of Representatives has ousted Kevin McCarthy from his post as speaker. It is the first time in history that has happened. National political reporter Eliza Collins has more. And Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of collapsed crypto exchange FTX, appears in court for the start of his financial-fraud trial. Cryptocurrency reporter Caitlin Ostroff reports. Listen to The Journal’s new series, The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy, for more. Plus, aviation reporter Ben Katz explains how criminal gangs are exploiting security gaps at airports. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202317 minutes
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Meta Floats Fees for Instagram, Facebook Users in Europe

A.M. Edition for Oct. 3. WSJ reporter Sam Schechner discusses how the social-media giant’s proposal took shape—and its potential reception. Plus: We take a look at the financial health of TikTok’s parent company. And Journal reporter Harriet Torry looks at al abor-market u-turn: More U.S. workers are staying on the job after record turnover during the pandemic. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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Trump Appears in Manhattan Courtroom for Civil Fraud Trial

P.M. Edition for Oct. 2. Former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial began today in Manhattan. Reporter Corinne Ramey provides updates. Plus, Americans are still spending, despite high interest rates and other economic factors. Consumer trends reporter Rachel Wolfe explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202315 minutes, 32 seconds
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GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Braces for Leadership Fight

A.M. Edition for Oct. 2. WSJ reporter Siobhan Hughes outlines the challenge from Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz after McCarthy bypassed conservatives in passing a bill to avoid a government shutdown. Plus, Chinese data offers some glimmers of hope as it struggles to steady its economic recovery. And Journal reporter Corinne Ramey discusses what’s at stake for former President Donald Trump in his civil-fraud trial set to begin in New York today. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202316 minutes, 45 seconds
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What Happens in a Government Shutdown

P.M. Edition for Sept. 29. Lawmakers face a Sunday deadline to avert a government shutdown. Economic policy reporter Andrew Duehren discusses what to expect. All three major U.S. stock indexes end the quarter with losses. Markets reporter Karen Langley explains. The United Auto Workers union expands its strike, and autos reporter Nora Eckert has the details. Plus, six months after WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich was detained in Russia, we revisit our interview with Washington Post writer Jason Rezaian, who was detained in Iran. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202315 minutes, 4 seconds
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Shutdown Looms Despite House Spending Push

A.M. Edition for Sept. 29. House Republicans passed a series of annual spending bills late Thursday, but deep divisions persist as the deadline to avert a government shutdown approaches. Plus, auto workers are poised to expand their strikes against Detroit carmakers today. And WSJ reporter Gabriel Rubin discusses the imminent resumption of student-loan payments in a changed landscape for borrowers. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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Russia and the Saudis Are Cashing In on Pricy Oil. Why the U.S. Isn’t

P.M. Edition for Sept. 28. Oil prices are nearing $100 a barrel again, after Russia and Saudi Arabia extended production cuts. Markets reporter Anna Hirtenstein explains how those countries are cashing in, and reporter Benoît Morenne has more on why U.S. shale producers aren’t coming to the rescue. Plus, desperate Armenians flee the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh as Azerbaijan takes control. Moscow bureau chief Ann M. Simmons reports from the ground. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202316 minutes, 35 seconds
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GOP Candidates Clash at Second Presidential Debate in Trump’s Absence

A.M. Edition for Sept. 28. Seven GOP presidential candidates sparred in their second debate last night. All were angling to make a case that they should be the front-runner instead of Donald Trump, who decided not to participate. Plus, shares of China Evergrande were suspended following media reports of its founder’s disappearance. And, could a Eurozone recession be in the pipeline? Clemens Fuest, president of the Ifo Institute, explains what is at stake if Germany can’t turn things around. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202316 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Elon Musk Came to Wield International Influence

P.M. Edition for Sept. 27. Elon Musk is at the helm of some of the biggest companies in the world, from Tesla to X, formerly known as Twitter. Chief economics commentator Greg Ip says that with that power has come significant influence in international affairs. And Andrew Duehren explains how Ford and General Motors are vying to shape the U.S. electric vehicle market. Plus, as Republicans gear up for the second GOP presidential debate, try our new game: WSJ Election Challenge. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202316 minutes, 30 seconds
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ChatGPT Powers $90 Billion Valuation Target for OpenAI

A.M. Edition for Sept. 27. ChatGPT-owner OpenAI is eyeing a potential share sale that would value it at up to $90 billion. WSJ AI reporter Deepa Seetharaman says that’s roughly triple its valuation earlier this year and could deliver significant profits on paper to part-owner Microsoft. Plus, a new ruling could cripple the Trump Organization’s ability to operate in New York. And senators unveil a bipartisan funding deal as pressure mounts to avoid a government shutdown. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202315 minutes, 53 seconds
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Biden Joins UAW Picket Line in Michigan, Ahead of Trump Visit

P.M. Edition for Sept. 26. President Biden gave an unprecedented show of support for the United Auto Workers union, joining striking workers on the picket line in Michigan today, a day ahead of an expected visit to auto workers by former President Donald Trump. And the Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging an illegal online monopoly. Reporter Dana Mattioli explains why it is a milestone case. Plus, investors in big pharma are seeing big potential in weight-loss drugs. Markets reporter Charley Grant has the story. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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Moody’s Warns Gov’t Shutdown Could Hurt America’s Credit

A.M. Edition for Sept. 26. Credit rater Moody’s says a potential U.S. government shutdown – which could come as early as this weekend – would negatively affect America’s sovereign credit. WSJ editor Quentin Webb explains how else a shutdown could hit the economy. Plus, President Biden and Donald Trump plan dueling trips to Michigan to court union voters. And new details on Google’s hardball tactics to keep its search engine the default on smartphones. Luke Vargas hosts.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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Taxpayers Are Paying the Bill for Oligarchs’ Seized Yachts

P.M. Edition for Sept. 25. The U.S. and other Western nations launched an unprecedented campaign to sanction Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. That included seizing billions of dollars in assets from Russian oligarchs, including yachts. But now, those big boats have become a burden for taxpayers. U.K. correspondent Max Colchester explains. Plus, a continued rise in bond yields is hitting tech stocks hard. Markets reporter Eric Wallerstein has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202315 minutes, 51 seconds
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Striking Hollywood Writers Reach Tentative Deal With Studios

A.M. Edition for Sept. 25. Striking writers have reached a tentative agreement with studios to end a monthslong strike that’s brought Hollywood to a halt. WSJ reporter Joe Flint breaks down the deal and the significance of studio executives getting involved in talks. Plus, Congress heads into a make-or-break week for avoiding a government shutdown. And Amazon and Meta make new pushes into artificial intelligence. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202316 minutes, 19 seconds
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Introducing WSJ’s Take On the Week

WSJ’s Take On the Week brings you the insights and analysis you need to get a leg up on the business and financial week to come. In less than 20 minutes, host Dion Rabouin cuts through the noise to explain the major business and financial news that may move markets, all so you can make smarter investing decisions. Episodes drop every Sunday.  This week, we have our eye on the sneaker giant Nike. The company behind the Lebron 21, Air Force 1 and Air Jordans is expected to report its first quarter earnings, and it comes at a pivotal time. Nike stock is down around 20% year to date, as it faces a glut of inventory and a rash of thefts. Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Barclays analyst Adrienne Yih explains why she thinks it’s time to Just Do It and bet on Nike stock going higher. We’re also adjusting our collars as we gear up for Paris Fashion Week. What does the semiannual designer presentation tell us about how luxury brands are doing in the market? WSJ reporter Nick Kostov will let us know. And with the release of the new movie “Dumb Money” about the GameStop saga, we’re going to talk meme stocks with WSJ’s Gunjan Banerji. Further Reading How Nike Sneakers Get Stolen at Every Turn   Nike Broke Up With Retailers. Now It’s Trying to Win Them Back.   It’s Not Your Imagination—Shopping in Person Is Getting Worse   Americans Are Buying Less Bling   The World’s Richest Person Auditions His Five Children to Run LVMH, the Luxury Empire   For more coverage of the markets and your investments, head to WSJ.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/202321 minutes, 7 seconds
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United Auto Workers Union Expands Strike at GM and Stellantis

P.M. Edition for Sept. 22. UAW workers walked out at GM and Stellantis parts-distribution centers across 20 states, but the union spared Ford citing progress in contract talks. Auto industry reporter Nora Eckert has more. And New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife Nadine Menendez are indicted in a bribery scheme. Plus, economics reporter Amara Omeokwe says a historic rise in immigration could boost the U.S. economy’s prospects of a soft landing. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202316 minutes, 41 seconds
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Microsoft-Activision Deal Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

A.M. Edition for Sept. 22. U.K. regulators said today that Microsoft’s revised $75 billion takeover plan resolved most of its antitrust concerns, setting up the deal to move forward a s soon as next month. Plus, House Republicans split on next steps for funding the government as a shutdown looms. And WSJ reporter Sebastian Herrera explains how Amazon is wrestling with competition from rivals Temu and Shein. Luke Vargas hosts.Correction: The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority will be consulting markets on Microsoft’s proposed restructured deal with Activision until Oct. 6. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said Oct. 8. (Corrected on Sept. 22) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202317 minutes, 5 seconds
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U.S. Households Feel Impact of High Interest Rates

P.M. Edition for Sept 21. WSJ’s banking reporter Gina Heeb discusses the effects of higher interest rates on U.S. consumers. And reporter Erin Mulvaney explains the legal challenges ahead as U.S. states and local governments try to sue big energy companies over climate change. Plus, Rupert Murdoch steps down as chairman of Fox and News Corp. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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GOP Lawmakers to Oppose More Ukraine Aid

A.M. Edition for Sept. 21. Ukraine’s president heads to Capitol Hill today amid heightened divisions over continued U.S. aid. WSJ reporter Ken Thomas explains how a group of GOP lawmakers could block or delay further support. Plus, global markets drop on signs interest rates could stay higher for longer. And insurance reporter Jean Eaglesham details the backlash over a change to the federal government’s flood-insurance program. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202316 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fed Holds Rates Steady, but Signals Another Hike This Year

P.M. Edition for Sept 20. WSJ’s chief economics commentator Greg Ip discusses the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates steady at a 22-year high. And reporter Ryan Dezember discusses why Wall Street’s real estate giants are struggling to buy properties amid a shortage in supply. Plus, the White House warns of the impact of a government shutdown. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202317 minutes, 6 seconds
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Who’s the Next Big Arms Supplier? South Korea

A.M. Edition for Sept. 20. Ukraine’s demand for artillery is powering rapid growth for weapons manufacturers half a world away. Journal reporter Dasl Yoon explains how South Korean industry is responding to current demand and could grow further in the years to come. Plus, Ford avoids simultaneous labor strikes by cutting a deal with auto workers in Canada And the Fed prepares to unveil its latest interest-rate decision. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202317 minutes, 8 seconds
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DOJ Investigating Elon Musk’s Tesla Perks Going Back Years

P.M. Edition for Sept 19. Federal prosecutors are scrutinizing personal benefits Tesla may have provided Elon Musk since 2017 as part of a criminal investigation. And reporter Amrith Ramkumar talks about why companies that touted big climate goals are now backing off of their targets. Plus, American business confidence in China is falling as tensions between Beijing and the West run high. Shelby Holliday hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202316 minutes, 38 seconds
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Global Energy Race Tests International Alliances

A.M. Edition for Sept. 19. From Azerbaijan to Algeria, Western nations are forging unusual alliances in a quest to replace natural gas from Russia. WSJ reporter Matthew Dalton takes us to the sands of the Sahara to profile some of the new winners in the global energy war. Plus, oil jumps as a top exec predicts $100-a-barrel prices. And Canadian officials cite "credible" allegations linking India to the killing of a Canadian Sikh leader. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices