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 Marc Stewart.

Episode Date
Chinese Tariffs Fuel Boom in U.S. Trade With Taiwan
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A.M. Edition for Dec. 6. Trade between the U.S. and Taiwan has been growing extensively over the past year. And Beijing is taking notice. WSJ's Joshua Zumbrun explains how the trade war and demand for chips is driving the exchange in goods and what this all means for U.S.-China relations. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Why Enron Is Still Relevant 20 Years Later
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P.M. Edition for Dec. 3. This week marks the 20th anniversary of Enron's bankruptcy filing. John Emshwiller, who with the WSJ's Rebecca Smith broke stories that contributed to the energy giant's unraveling, joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how it all happened, and why the story is still relevant today. Plus, the economy added 210,000 jobs last month, and markets end the week down on concerns over Omicron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Assessing Covid-19 Vaccine Efficacy Against the Omicron Variant
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A.M. Edition for Dec. 3. As countries detect more cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 that was first identified in southern Africa, WSJ's Joanna Sugden discusses how researchers and drugmakers are racing to figure out how effective the current vaccines are against the new strain. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Elizabeth Holmes Faces Tough Cross-Examination in Criminal Trial
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P.M. Edition for Dec. 2. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has taken the stand in her own defense, as she faces federal charges of defrauding patients and investors with claims of revolutionary technology. WSJ legal reporter Sara Randazzo joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what we've heard from Holmes so far, and what to expect when she returns to the stand next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Americans See China as Biggest Security Threat
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A.M. Edition for Dec. 2. A new poll has found Americans consider China the country's top foe. This as the U.S. looks to improve military bases in the Asia-Pacific region to counter the China threat. WSJ's Gordon Lubold discusses China's current and future military capabilities and what this all means for the Pentagon. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Landmark Abortion Case
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P.M. Edition for Dec. 1. The Supreme Court heard arguments today in an abortion case posing a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. A key focus has been on the court's three newest justices, all appointed by former President Donald Trump. Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the arguments and what's at stake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
How Will Omicron Affect the Economy?
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A.M. Edition for Dec. 1. Countries around the world are working to contain the spread of Omicron through fresh restrictions, raising concerns about another economic downturn. WSJ's Paul Hannon says economies are much better placed now to withstand lockdowns and travel curbs, but the impact on consumer confidence remains the big unknown. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Omicron Sends Markets on a Ride
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 30. After a steep selloff on Friday, the major U.S. indexes regained some ground on Monday, then ended the day down again on Tuesday. The turbulence comes as investors are assessing the threat of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. WSJ deputy finance editor Colin Barr joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what is on investors' minds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Asia Halts Loosening of Restrictions Amid Omicron Spread
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 30. Countries in the Asia-Pacific have kept Covid-19 numbers lower than in the West throughout much of the pandemic thanks to strict border controls and restrictions on daily life. In recent weeks, easing of those rules had finally begun, but as WSJ's Natasha Khan explains, Omicron is putting the loosening of restrictions to a halt. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Omicron Adds More Uncertainty for Businesses
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 29. Many companies started bringing workers back to the office in September. But with Covid-19 cases still high, some started delaying reopenings or dispensing with return-to-work dates altogether. The Omicron variant is adding even more uncertainty to the mix. Workplace reporter Chip Cutter joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
The Immunity Debate Around Vaccine Policies
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 29. As the world grapples with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, the role of immunity from prior infection has gained fresh significance. WSJ's Denise Roland discusses why scientists are divided on whether country-specific vaccine rules should account for prior infection as well as vaccine-induced immunity. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
The New Omicron Covid-19 Variant: What We Know
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 26. The World Health Organization declared a new strain of the coronavirus first detected in southern Africa a "variant of concern." The WSJ's Africa deputy bureau chief Gabriele Steinhauser joins host Annmarie Fertoli with the latest information about Omicron. Plus, U.S. stocks suffer their worst Black Friday on record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
Retailers Rely On Physical Stores for Growth
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 26. E-commerce was supposed to be the death knell for brick-and-mortar stores, but online retailers are increasingly building physical locations. WSJ's Suzanne Kapner explains the evolving online and in-person shopping relationship, and what that could mean for the future of retail. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
Fewer Jobless Claims, More Spending: Inside the Latest Economic Data
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 24. New weekly jobless claims fell to 199,000 last week, the lowest level in 52 years. Meanwhile, household spending and personal income were both up in October. What does that mean for the recovery? Economics editor Eric Morath joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Trump's False Claims of Voter Fraud Test GOP Candidates
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 24. Former President Donald Trump's campaign falsely claiming he won the 2020 election and demanding redress is turning voter fraud into a litmus test for Republicans seeking office in the 2022 House and Senate elections. WSJ's Alexa Corse tells us what this means for GOP candidates and voter confidence in the electoral system. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
U.S., Others to Release Oil Reserves to Tamp Down Gas Prices
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 23. The U.S. and five other countries agreed to tap their oil reserves to ease higher gasoline prices. But how much will it relieve pressure at the pump? WSJ energy policy reporter Tim Puko joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Russia Shadows U.S. Warships Amid Fresh Tensions
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 23. The U.S. has warned allies that Russia's buildup of military assets on its border with Ukraine may be a precursor to an invasion. But Russia has rebutted that accusation and accused the U.S. of destabilizing the region. WSJ's Nancy Youssef saw those tensions first-hand during her recent trip through the Black Sea on a U.S. destroyer. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Biden to Nominate Fed Chair Powell for Second Term
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 22. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to be nominated for a second term leading the central bank. If confirmed, he will face many challenges, including combating rising inflation. The WSJ's chief economics commentator Greg Ip joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Supply-Chain Logjam Eases
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 22. Freight rates and the number of ships waiting to enter key ports have begun to fall, indicating the supply-chain crunch is finally easing. WSJ's Costas Paris discusses how the shipping industry is faring and what the pandemic tells us about the long-term sustainability of the current supply chain. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Nurses' Wages Rise Amid Continued Strong Demand
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 19. Nurses have been in high demand since the pandemic began. Now, in a tight labor market, many hospitals are bumping up pay to beat out rivals and keep nurses on staff. But some smaller hospitals are struggling to keep up. Hospitals reporter Melanie Evans joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021