WSJ What’s News

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 May 26, 2020


 May 1, 2020

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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.

Episode Date
U.S. Lawmakers Kick Off Campaigning in Earnest
1022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 30. Campaign season in the U.S. is about to go into high gear, with lawmakers leaving Congress for the next five weeks ahead of the midterm elections. WSJ audio reporter Daniella Cheslow joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the major issues they hope will resonate with voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Putin's Draft Order Sparks Russian Exodus to Neighboring Countries
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A.M. Edition for Sept. 30. In the week since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of some 300,000 conscripts, fleeing Russians have overwhelmed ordinarily sleepy border posts stretching along thousands of miles of the country’s borders. WSJ senior reporter Drew Hinshaw recently traveled to the country of Georgia to observe the exodus and explains how countries are handling the Russian influx. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Hurricane Ian Wreaks Catastrophic Damage in Florida
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P.M. Edition for Sept. 29. Millions are without power asFlorida begins to assess the aftermath of Hurricane lan, which made landfall Wednesday afternoon. WSJ U.S. editor Miguel Bustillo joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what we know about the damage and what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
Pipeline Leaks Send Europe Racing to Protect Energy Infrastructure
895
A.M. Edition for Sept. 29. Leaks this week on the two Nord Stream pipelines used to carry Russian natural gas to Europe have spurred a mad dash across the continent to safeguard key energy facilities. WSJ reporter Georgi Kantchev details what may have caused the leaks and how governments are reacting. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
Global Bonds Rally on Bank of England Plan to Buy Up Debt
811
P.M. Edition for Sept. 28. Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm. Plus, the Bank of England announced a plan to buy longer-term U.K. debt to help restore market stability. Global bonds rallied on the news. But will the plan work? Markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Russia Prepares to Annex Occupied Regions of Ukraine
933
A.M. Edition for Sept. 28. Russia is set to formally annex occupied territories in Ukraine after staging what have been described as sham referendums designed to confer legitimacy on its seizure of Ukrainian land. WSJ Moscow reporter Evan Gershkovich explains Moscow’s next steps in Ukraine and its reaction as Russians continue to flee to neighboring countries to avoid being conscripted to fight in the war. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Threatens Florida
690
P.M. Edition for Sept. 27. After making landfall in Cuba early Tuesday as a Category 3 storm, Hurricane Ian is now headed toward southwest Florida, including the Tampa Bay area . Reporter Cameron McWhirter joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the city is preparing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
China Reins In Its Belt and Road Program, $1 Trillion Later
978
A.M. Edition for Sept. 27. Faced with souring loans and stalled projects, Beijing is revamping its troubled global infrastructure initiative. WSJ chief China correspondent Lingling Wei details the revised lending practices being considered in Beijing and the political costs of shaking up the program. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Are Bank of England, U.K. Government at Odds Over Economic Strategy?
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P.M. Edition for Sept. 26. The British pound is under pressure and markets are in turmoil after the U.K. government announced plans last week to boost the economy by cutting taxes and increasing spending. Today, the Bank of England said it stands ready to continue raising interest rates. U.K. correspondent Max Colchester joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss whether those two plans are at odds and what the consequences could be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Italian Right on Course to Win Elections
920
A.M. Edition for Sept. 26. Projected results from Sunday’s vote in Italy point to victory for the right-wing coalition of Giorgia Meloni, who is favored to become the new prime minister. WSJ Southern Europe bureau chief Marcus Walker discusses the potential economic and foreign-policy significance of Meloni's win for Italy and the EU. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
GOP House Leader McCarthy Outlines ‘Commitment to America’
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P.M. Edition for Sept. 23. Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy laid out the GOP plan should they flip the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections. WSJ Congressional reporter Natalie Andrews joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss how the platform of cutting crime, lowering prices and giving parents more influence in schools could go over with voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Can President Biden Finally Close the Guantanamo Bay Prison?
970
A.M. Edition for Sept. 23. President Biden is quietly stepping up efforts to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison more than two decades after the facility opened in the wake of the Sept. 11th, 2001, attacks. But can the latest bid to shut the facility succeed where others failed? WSJ correspondent Jess Bravin details the plan taking shape in Washington and the challenges it is likely to face. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
U.S. Lawmakers Push Pentagon to Send Ukraine Advanced Drones
950
P.M. Edition for Sept. 22. A bipartisan group of members of Congress has urged Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to give Kiev advanced drone support. WSJ National Security correspondent Nancy Youssef tells host Daniella Cheslow lawmakers see the drones as a way to help Ukraine maintain its momentum during a successful counteroffensive against Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Women’s Rights Protests Challenge Iran’s Government
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A.M. Edition for Sept. 22. Despite a government crackdown, protesters in Iran took to the streets for a fifth straight day on Wednesday following the death last week of a 22-year-old woman who was detained for allegedly violating Iran’s strict Islamic dress code. WSJ senior Middle East reporter Benoit Faucon says the demonstrations have galvanized a large secular population to challenge the ultraconservative government of President Ebrahim Raisi. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Federal Reserve Raises Rates .75 Point, Says More Hikes Coming
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P.M. Edition for Sept. 21. Federal Reserve officials say they expect to keep fighting inflation with more interest-rate increases, rising to more than 4.25% by year’s end. The WSJ’s Michael Derby joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss what it means for the U.S. economy now and for the rest of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Putin Orders Reservists to Ukraine and Dials Up Nuclear Threat
1008
A.M. Edition for Sept. 21. Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled a major escalation of the war in Ukraine today, raising the threat of a nuclear response in the conflict and ordering thousands of military reservists to the country. WSJ correspondent Bojan Pancevski explains the significance and timing of the announcement and how the West is likely to respond. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Fed Chair Jerome Powell Leans Into a Predecessor's Playbook to Rein In Inflation
851
P.M. Edition for Sept. 20. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell aims to reduce inflation even at the risk of recession. The WSJ’s chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos says Powell is drawing on a precedent set in the 1980s by Paul Volcker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Ocean Shipping Companies Look to the Skies
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A.M. Edition for Sept. 20. The world’s leading containership operators are buying aircraft and hunting for aviation partners. WSJ senior reporter Costas Paris explains what is leading ocean shipping companies to embrace an airfreight sector they previously shunned as an expensive distraction from their core business. Plus, election skeptics are deployed as poll watchers ahead of the U.S. midterms. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Amid Blackout, Puerto Rico’s Power Company Is in the Spotlight
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P.M. Edition for Sept. 19. More than a million people are without electricity in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona hit the island. The outage is focusing attention on Luma Energy, a private company that took over power operations last year and pledged to make the island's grid more resilient. WSJ Pro Bankruptcy's Andrew Scurria joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss what the storm says about the limits of Luma's power.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Britain, Global Leaders Bid Farewell to Queen Elizabeth II
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A.M. Edition for Sept. 19. As the U.K. buries the late Queen Elizabeth II today, where does the monarchy go from here? WSJ U.K. correspondent Max Colchester looks back on the key themes of 10 days of national mourning and ahead to the decisions likely to shape the reign of King Charles III. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022