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The Myth of Entrepreneurial Storytelling

WSJ Journal Report

Stories about how company founders struggled to pursue their dreams and to realize them are quite seductive to would-be entrepreneurs. These tales can also do more harm than good, says Wall Street Journal contributor Morra Aarons-Mele.

11 Min

May 1, 2017

Weekly Recap #17: Midnight Cookie Delivery, Phone Cases, & Tea Leaves

Side Hustle School

In our seventeenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

9 Min

Apr 30, 2017

Week Ahead: April Jobs Report, Fed Meeting

WSJ What's News

This week's economic schedule is packed, highlighted by the April jobs report. Wall Street Journal reporter Eric Morath explains whether we should expect a rebound in job growth. He's also closely watching the Fed's interest rate policy meeting.

7 Min

Apr 30, 2017

“Cosplay” Photographer Earns $47,000 from Epic Star Wars Portraits

Side Hustle School

A Texas photographer combines his love for art and science fiction to add magic to his photography specializing in cosplay and all things geek.

8 Min

Apr 29, 2017

Amicus: The Myth of the Neutral Expert

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

In the context of a capital trial, is there any such thing?

0 Min

Apr 29, 2017

Slate Money: The Pointless Vanity Edition

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Slate Money on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s substantial payout, Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on grief, and USA Facts.

0 Min

Apr 29, 2017

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6 min
Apr 29, 2017
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A slight pullback for stocks Friday, but the major averages enjoyed a strong week and a strong month. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Corrie Driebusch says earnings were a big market driver during April.

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Apr 28, 2017
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Why twins should avoid mushrooms and other life lessons from stand-up comedy duo Keith and Kenny Lucas.

0 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.

5 min
Apr 28, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Laura Saunders says we can expect big changes in our deductions if Congress passes Donald Trump's tax overhaul. One proposal calls for doubling the standard deduction used by most tax filers.

0 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Trump administration staffing update, 100 Days edition; The other little red button in the White House; Another twist in the mysterious death of Simon, the enormous rabbit.

20 min
Apr 28, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp breaks down how Trump's first 100 days in office have impacted the stock and bond markets with a look at how sentiment has fluctuated and whether the milestone ultimately matters for the market.

7 min
Apr 28, 2017
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General Motors said first quarter profit rose 34 percent, as sales and earnings were better than expected. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias said that pickup trucks and SUVs were once again the main drivers for GM's growth.

6 min
Apr 28, 2017
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The gross domestic product rose 0.7% during the first quarter. Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Sparshott joins John Wordock in Washington with a closer look.

31 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Boxed and its robot work force, a casting call for Shark Tank, and and exit interview with the founder of Light Blue Optics

6 min
Apr 28, 2017
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An on-location, by appointment yoga studio helps a UX designer earn an additional $40,000 a year working only a few hours each week.

0 min
Apr 28, 2017
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On shutting down twitter trolls, writing for The Nightly Show, and her new Comedy Central pilot.

0 min
Apr 28, 2017
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How a Neil Diamond flop became a #1 smash.

10 min
Apr 28, 2017
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With the 2017 NFL Draft in tow, Drew Hawkins, Head of Morgan Stanley's Global Sports & Entertainment practice, offers key money advice for future NFL stars, and breaks down the best financial strategy to follow after receiving a multi-million dollar NFL deal.

11 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Roadside attractions were spawned from the superhighway systems' creation in the mid-20th century. They're still around, though as Wall Street Journal contributor Kevin Brass says, making money can be tricky.

7 min
Apr 28, 2017
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There would be fewer brackets and fewer deductions under President Donald Trump's tax cut proposal. Wall Street Journal reporter Daisy Maxey and Veronica Dagher, host of the WSJ podcast Watching Your Wealth, talk about how the plan would affect households.

0 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large at Merriam Webster, about the way language has evolved, splintered, and changed in the Trump era.

0 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Host's David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the health and tax plans on the table as the 100 day mark approaches, Obama's Wall Street speech, and a judge's block to an executive order on sanctuary cities.

6 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Heard on the Street's Spencer Jakab lays out the dramatic tale of how a Greek shipping magnate has reaped millions in profits amid the rise and fall of his company's stock.

5 min
Apr 27, 2017
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The Pentagon's internal watchdog has opened a probe into whether former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn broke the law when he took payments linked to foreign governments. We get details from Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Byron Tau.

23 min
Apr 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Ben Eisen for a deep dive into Donald Trump's tax proposal, with a look at what it could ultimately mean and whether it can pass through Congress.

0 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Why Marine Le Pen could win, troubling news about Ivanka's clothing brand, and a Shark Tank star ends a very short political career.

6 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Donald Trump is approaching the 100-day point of his presidency. Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib says a president's first 100 days means less from a grades standpoint than what he learns about how best to operate.

18 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Heard on the Street's Spencer Jakab lays out the dramatic tale of how a Greek shipping magnate has reaped millions in profits amid the rise and fall of his company's stock. Then, Justin Lahart explains why there may be a growing disconnect between the stock market and the economy.

8 min
Apr 27, 2017
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A couple brings their love of handmade wooden accessories, technology, and design to life with a side hustle manufacturing handmade wooden desk accessories and phone cases.

0 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting answer listener calls concerning unwanted bible movies and how to explain sibling-relationship boundaries to your kids.

0 min
Apr 27, 2017
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The new Times book review editor on the future of criticism and what our books say about us.

11 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Amid the highly anticipated 2017 NFL Draft, former New York Jet Bart Scott offers financial tips to NFL draft prospects.

6 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Defense Department leaders are calling for faster development of offensive weapons to protect U.S. spy satellites. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor says this breaks with a decades-long policy.

7 min
Apr 27, 2017
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A new report from ATTOM Data Solutions finds home sellers realized the highest profits on average in nearly decade. But, as ATTOM senior VP Daren Blomquist tells us, many homeowners opted not to sell.

0 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Slate columnist and Harvard lecturer Yascha Mounk on what we can learn from the rise of populism in Europe.

15 min
Apr 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Serena Ng talks the hedge fund manager who's shorting America's malls -- using an obscure index linked to bonds backed by commercial mortgages.

7 min
Apr 26, 2017
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President Donald Trump Wednesday called for deep cuts in business taxes and big changes to the individual tax system. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos says the plan faces budgetary and political hurdles.

6 min
Apr 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani talks about the tech rally which has powered the overall market and driven the Nasdaq composite above six thousand.

0 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Canadian fury over new lumber tariffs; How much will Trump supporters get in child care support?; Yet another United Airlines PR disaster.

7 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Silicon Valley was not happy when Donald Trump was elected president, since they saw his policies as likely to hurt the technology industry. But the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says the tech sector has flourished under a Trump administration.

0 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Writer Tracey Scott Wilson, actor Costa Ronin (Oleg Burov), and host June Thomas

7 min
Apr 26, 2017
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A late night craving evolves into a cookie delivery service spreading chocolate chip goodness throughout the land.

0 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf are joined at the Hamilton Theater in Washington D.C. by John Dickerson and Jamelle Bouie to talk Fate of the Furious, Bob Dylan's singing voice, and their favorite Washington D.C. movies.

12 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Exponent Philanthropy's Henry Berman discusses how to go about joining a nonprofit board, including the right questions to ask and how to best prepare for possible challenges. Plus, key advice for organizations that want to get more millennials on their board.

6 min
Apr 26, 2017
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A yogurt when we wake up, then something more substantial during mid-morning. The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Bryon says more Americans are eating a second breakfast. Food companies, restaurants - and Weight Watchers - are all taking note of this trend.

6 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Students looking to refinance their loans may run into the same risk faced by those who want to refinance their mortgages: rising interest rates. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis has details.

0 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to European historian David Bell about the French elections and whether or not Americans should be buoyed by this weekend's results.

1 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Charlie Turner reports on closing stocks, Chipotle earnings, Wells Fargo's board and Coke layoffs.

6 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A new survey finds that companies plan to increase their hiring of college grads for the eighth straight year. But the Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee says a separate survey finds that many college seniors are ill-prepared for the job hunt.

7 min
Apr 25, 2017
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The Trump administration plans to impose a 20 percent tariff on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin reports from Washington on the dispute, which goes back decades.

1 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on the Trump administration's action against Canada over a trade dispute, the latest data on college hiring, and Waymo expanding its self-driving car testing to families and urban commuters.

0 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Chaos on the German far-right; The State Department promotes Mar-a-Lago; The single funny thing about Alex Jones.

7 min
Apr 25, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell says it's easy for parents to get a federal college loan for their children through the Parent Plus program. The problem is that the program has a double-digit default rate on loan repayments.

8 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A longing for expression and self-love pushes one woman into a successful side hustle helping others live more fulfilling lives through the practice of breathwork.

4 min
Apr 25, 2017
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The tobacco industry is booming today, after it was thought to be close to getting snuffed out. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Maloney says Big Tobacco has been boosted in part by higher cigarette prices.

6 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Long-term mortgage rates have fallen back below four percent for the first time since November. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto says that could bring a lot more home buyers into the market.

0 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Comedy Central’s Problematic is part talk show and part town hall, tilting at a variety of incendiary topics and urging candid discussion. Can it also be funny?

0 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Greg Howard talk with Kevin Arnovitz about the NBA playoffs.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender says President Donald Trump has told aides to draft a plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. The president wants it done in time to announce a plan on Wednesday.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Capitol Hill reporter Kristina Petersen says the White House wants any budget deal to include funds for a border wall. That last-minute push is muddying congressional talks to reach a spending agreement that would avoid a government shutdown.

0 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Trump's popularity 100 days in; Who IS going to pay for that wall?; A French May-December romance in the spotlight.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Luca Paolini of Pictet Asset Management says markets jumped after far-right candidate Marine Le Pen didn't do as well as expected in French elections. He also thinks there's more room for growth overseas than in the U.S.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Our next guest says don't count on investment professionals to sniff out financial fraud. Wall Street Journal Contributor Deborah Gage joins us from San Jose, California and says we can all learn to better tell truth from fiction.

8 min
Apr 24, 2017
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A New York-based consultant brews his need for energy into a tea delivery service that offers customers a chance to discover new tea varieties each month.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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How to regulate the financial system is crucially important, and often hard to understand. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Ackerman breaks it down from our newsroom in Washington.

1 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on what to watch this week on the economic calendar with a look at new earnings reports, housing data, and the initial reading on first-quarter GDP.

7 min
Apr 24, 2017
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CIO of Parametric Paul Bouchey discusses why losses can actually be a good thing for your portfolio and how to take advantage of them for your benefit.

6 min
Apr 23, 2017
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Wal-Mart's fight to defend its low-cost reputation is helping to extend the longest food-price decline in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon joins us from Chicago.

7 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Many Americans fear the political climate in Washington could hurt the U.S. economy, even more than a slumping stock market or terrorist attack. So says Bankrate.com's Mark Hamrick. He joins John Wordock with new survey results.

23 min
Apr 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview what's on tap for this week's economic calendar with a look at more earnings reports, new housing data and a highly anticipated first quarter GDP report.

9 min
Apr 23, 2017
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In our sixteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

6 min
Apr 23, 2017
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Expect several highly-anticipated updates this week on the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell joins us from the Washington newsroom with a preview.

8 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us from Atlanta with a list of tips for mixing vacation time and volunteer work, otherwise known as voluntourism.

0 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Slate Money on PetSmart’s acquisition of Chewy, Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld’s resignation, and Portland’s decision to end all corporate investments.

10 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Our next guest says she spent too much of her life chasing more and more. Now, retired, she realizes that enough is often enough. There are lessons for all ages here. Wall Street Journal Contributor Robbie Shell joins us from Philadelphia.

50 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Slate Money on PetSmart’s acquisition of Chewy, Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld’s resignation, and Portland’s decision to end all corporate investments.

6 min
Apr 22, 2017
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The Dow edged lower Friday, weighed down by the energy sector as oil prices extend losses. However, a batch of encouraging earnings reports lifted the S&P 500 to its first weekly gain of the month. WSJ's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio.

31 min
Apr 22, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jon Sindreu and Mike Bird join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer from London to talk what the French presidential election means for Europe and the markets. Then, as earnings season winds down for banks, a MoneyBeat round table breaks down its winners and losers.

0 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, about the Trump administration's lack of transparency and continuing conflicts of interest.

0 min
Apr 21, 2017
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In 1987, the big acts got bigger. Hair metal got hairier. Slick pop stars got slicker. And Michael Jackson was Bad as ever.

6 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Tesla is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicles over an issue with electric-parking brakes that could prevent them from being released. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins brings us the latest.

0 min
Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

40 min
Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

0 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Jennifer Strong reports the closing numbers, weighed down by falling energy shares and oil dropping below $50 a barrel, plus the latest on Exxon's bid for an exemption from U.S. sanctions on Russia.

16 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Monster.com's Vicki Salemi and Jacob Passy join MarketWatch's Quentin Fottrell and Alessandra Malito to talk why the first few months on a new job is important, and what the American worker can learn from Trump's first hundred days in office.

23 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Is the bond market is no longer certain that a Trump economy can spark an economic boom? BMO's Scott Kimball joins Paul Vigna and Erik Holm to talk where things stand in the bond market, and we're they're going.

5 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Carriers are upgrading their first and business classes, while paring down amenities for low-fare customers. The Wall Street Journal's Robert Wall joins us with the details from the newsroom in London.

0 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Mike Pesca with the rundown: Bird-hunting hostages freed in Iraq; Cameroon has the internet again!; A real-life Seinfeld plot is resolved.

6 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Trump's effort to force the federal government to "Buy American" will be a challenge. Foreign companies hauled in more money from federal contracts in the past three months than in any corresponding period in a decade. WSJ's Coulter Jones reports.

8 min
Apr 21, 2017
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After witnessing the struggles that many students have with one of college’s most challenging subjects, a chemist creates a blog to help bridge the gap in knowledge.

0 min
Apr 21, 2017
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On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.

6 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Emirates Airline, the world's biggest carrier by international traffic, is cutting flights to five U.S. cities after actions by the Trump administration slowed bookings from Middle Eastern countries. WSJ's Robert Wall joins us from London.

0 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Upworthy's Parker Molloy to talk about the dreaded phrase, "identity politics," and why the Trump definition of working class leaves out a very particular group of workers.

0 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Host and producer Brian Reed takes us inside his hit podcast.

0 min
Apr 20, 2017
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John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon are joined by Adam Davidson to discuss the tension with North Korea, President Trump's executive order, tax reform and Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox.

5 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Exxon Mobil applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to resume its joint venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft. The Wall Street Journal's Bradley Olson reports from Houston.

15 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Wall Street Journal media editor Amol Sharma chats with reporter Joe Flint about Bill O'Reilly's exit from Fox News, while Jack Marshall weighs in on Google's ad blocking plans. Deputy media editor Sarah Rabil joins the roundtable.

5 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Fox News is parting ways with Bill O'Reilly in the wake of a sexual-harassment scandal, bringing an end to the combative host's two-decade run. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint looks at what comes next from Los Angeles.