WSJ What's News

By The Wall Street Journal

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Top stories. Timely insights. Mirrored after the popular WSJ column, get updates twice daily for your commute as our journalists cover world events, business, politics, markets and the economy.

Episode Date
Housing Data is in the Spotlight This Week
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A.M. Edition for June 18: On an otherwise light week for economic data, three reports will give us a pretty good sense of the health of the housing market. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath has more on this week's economic calendar.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2018
Trade Tensions Rattle Markets
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The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says investors are worried that the U.S.-China trade fight could put the brakes on economic growth.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 16, 2018
Apple to Stick with Cheaper Screens for New iPhones
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P.M. Edition for June 15: In a surprise, Apple reportedly expects most of its new iPhone lineup this fall will feature the older LCD screens. It marks a slower transition to the newer OLED display. Tripp Mickle points to slower demand for the pricey iPhone X.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 15, 2018
Chinese Investors Bet Big on Western Biotech
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A.M. Edition for June 15: Research funding can be hard to come by. But some biotech firms in the U.S. and Europe are getting a big helping hand from Chinese investors, who are supplying record amounts of cash. The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan D. Rockoff has more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 15, 2018
Americans Go On a Spending Spree
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P.M. Edition for June 14: Americans spent freely in May. The government says retail sales rose eight tenths percent last month, the biggest jump since November. Josh Mitchell says a strong economy is prodding consumers to spend.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2018
Fed's Challenge: Sustaining Economic Growth
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A.M. Edition for June 14: As expected, the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by a quarter-percentage point, and pencilling in a total of four rate hikes this year. But there are still challenges ahead. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2018
Five Takeaways from AT&T's Court Victory
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P.M. Edition for June 13: A judge has cleared the way for AT&T to buy Time Warner, saying the Justice Department's antitrust suit had no merit. What does this mean for other planned mergers? Brent Kendall has five takeaways from the judge's ruling.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2018
Facebook Makes Changes to Weed Out Bad Sellers
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A.M. Edition for June 13: Facebook is introducing a new feature that allows users to leave reviews of sellers on its platform - a move that could lead Facebook to ban bad sellers. The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2018
AT&T-Time Warner Merger a Go; Global Markets Calm
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P.M. Edition for June 12: A federal judge has approved a merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Plus, the much-anticipated summit between the U.S. and North Korea did little to roil global markets on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Riva Gold explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2018
What's the Fed's Long-Term Strategy?
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A.M. Edition for June 12: The Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates for the second time this year, at the end of its policy meeting this week. But The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos says what's less clear is the Fed's path for the rest of 2018. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2018
U.S., Canada Spar Over Trade
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P.M. Edition for June 11: A rift between the U.S. and Canada could weigh heavily on upcoming international negotiations. The Wall Street Journal's Vivian Salama has more on what happened at the G-7 summit, and how it could impact the talks ahead.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 11, 2018
Fed Meeting, Retail Sales on Tap
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A.M. Edition for June 11: The Fed's two-day policy meeting is this week. Ben Leubsdorf says we should watch for what the Fed might say about interest rate hikes for the rest of the year. We'll also get a report on May retail sales.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 11, 2018
Investors Will Watch the Fed, Summit News
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Akane Otani says Wall Street will look for clues about future interest rate hikes from the upcoming Fed policy meeting. She adds we're entering a period with low trading volumes, which could lead to a bit of volatility.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 09, 2018
Taking Fresh Aim at Affordable Care Act
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P.M. Edition for June 8: The Justice Department says it won't defend the Affordable Care Act, in a new blow to the law. Stephanie Armour says Justice is asking a federal court to strike down key elements of the law.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2018
Trade Talk in the Spotlight at G-7 Summit
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A.M. Edition for June 8: The G-7 summit comes at a tense time for the U.S. and its allies, who are angry over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Zumbrun has more on the shadow that's casting over the meeting.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2018
New Poll Gives Trump More Credit for Strong Economy
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P.M. Edition for June 7: A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds voters would rather see control of Congress flipping to Democrats. Also, President Trump's approval rating has risen, and he gets more credit for the strengthening economy. Aaron Zitner has more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2018
U.S. Farmers Fear Additional Tariffs
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A.M. Edition for June 7: Amid continued trade uncertainty, U.S. farmers are getting caught in the crosshairs. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge has more on how that's influencing everything from day-to-day operations, to planning for the future.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2018
Democrats, GOP Escape Pitfalls in California Primaries
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P.M. Edition for June 6: Ahead of midterm elections, the Democratic Party appeared on track to avoid being shut out of several House races in California primaries. Republicans also dodged a bullet. Natalie Andrews says it's tied to California's unique primary election system.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2018
Wendy's Says No More Mushy Tomatoes
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A.M. Edition for June 6: Wendy's is moving its tomato production from fields to greenhouses. The fast-food chain says that means no more mushy tomatoes. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon explains why Wendy's is making the move. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2018
Food Companies Don't Know What You Want to Eat
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P.M. Edition for June 5: Food companies are struggling to figure out what you want to eat. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street Columnist Aaron Back has more about how that's translating to changes in the food industry - and on supermarket shelves.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2018