The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath previews the coming week's economic calendar with a look at the final picks for the next Fed chair and a big week of earnings reports.
Lone Star Capital's Bo Collins talks all things bitcoin trading, with a look at his shift from commodities to blockchain, how cryptocurrencies make money, and why bitcoin can ultimately change the way financial markets work.
Josh Voorhees tells you why having the votes might not be enough to fix Obamacare, how an African government ran out of office supplies at an inopportune time, and about the cheeky reception the president’s motorcade got last night in D.C.
P.M. Edition for October 20th: The FBI has joined the investigation into how four American soldiers were killed in Niger. Plus, now that the Senate and House have both passed a budget, the next goal for the GOP is tax reform.
A.M. Edition for October 20th: Congress wants to require social media companies to disclose information about political ads. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns China over trade imbalances. A U.S. Navy hospital ship stationed off Puerto Rico has hardly been used.
Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel discusses the growing U.S. freelance workforce, whose earnings exceed a trillion dollars annually, and why they develop tools to succeed faster than full-time workers.
The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer catch up with Yale professor of economics Robert Shiller at the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, who explains how to valuate the stock market's latest milestone and what the numbers ultimately mean.
Virginia Heffernan talks to Business Insider's Natasha Bertrand about Trump's tweet this morning regarding the Steele dossier and why the firm behind it refused to testify to the House Intel Committee on Wednesday.
P.M. Edition for October 19th: Competition for Amazon's second headquarters hits a critical stage. Plus, Republican lawmakers who oppose a health care deal feel pressure from insurers and governors. Also, a corporate merger involving the inventor of Nutella spread.
Josh Voorhees tells you about the tasty emolument metaphor served up by a federal judge, a father of a fallen soldier who was promised a personal check from the president, and what you need to know about #FakeMelania.
The panels sits down with John Culhane, author of Slate's Hey, Daddy! column about being a gay dad of twins, plus step-parenting resentments, the sad end of bedtime reading time, Rebecca's new family project, and more.
A.M. Edition for October 19th: General Electric will reportedly announce a big restructuring next month, including thousands of job cuts. Plus, the White House plans to re-work regulations on drones, in a bid to expand their commercial use.
Wall Street Journal markets editor Colin Barr and Plimsoll Mark Capital's Jim Awad discuss the October 19, 1987 'Black Monday' stock market crash and whether current global economic conditions could trigger a similar event.
The Dow closes above 23000 for the first time. American Express reports higher earnings and names a new CEO. United Continental's earnings top targets despite hurricane-related cancellations. Charlie Turner reports.
This episode of Whistlestop travels back to mid September, 1955 when a briefly secret Presidential heart attack changed the relationship between the press and the Presidency.
P.M. Edition for October 18th: President Trump tweeted that he now opposes a bipartisan agreement on health subsidies after earlier expressing support. Plus, Amazon reaches a delivery deal with major apartment landlords.
Josh Voorhees has the latest on: an Obamacare fix winding its way through the Senate and Trump’s travel ban getting blocked (again) in court. And he also unpacks the president’s, um, unusual way of talking to Gold Star families.
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Noah Baumbach's film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), the true-crime parody American Vandal, and the New York Times Magazine's article about teenage anxiety.
A.M. Edition for October 18th: Two senators reached a bipartisan deal to keep health care subsidy payments flowing to insurers. Plus, how Netflix needs to keep feeding the beast known as subscriber growth.
Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani outlines keys to what's driven the Dow Jones Industrial Average to repeated records, and what traders fear could spook Wall Street.
What Weinstein fallout tells us about how we respond to sexual harassment and assault.
Velma Davis bought her first house when she was 26 years-old. Although it would’ve been hard to know it then, Davis – a first-generation college graduate in the throes of the Civil Rights Movement – was on her way to amassing life-changing wealth.
The Dow briefly tops 23 thousand, still closing at a record. Senators reach a bipartisan deal to keep health subsidy payments flowing. A judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban. IBM's earnings top estimates. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for October 17th: Former DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg blasted Harvey Weinstein over the latter's treatment of women, calling Weinstein "a monster." Plus, GM plans to test self-driving cars in New York City.
A.M. Edition for October 17th: President Trump and Janet Yellen will meet Thursday to discuss a possible second term as Federal Reserve chair. Plus, the Equifax hack reveals problems with hard-to-replace Social Security numbers.
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains how the mortgage interest tax deduction could be eliminated under the proposed tax overhaul, but how homeowners could still enjoy a tax benefit.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance. They’re also joined by Evan Drellich to talk about Houston Astros star Jose Altuve, and by Caitlin Murray for a conversation about the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team.
Josh Voorhees has a trio of quick hits for you: Colin Kaepernick sues the NFL, Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in military court, and we all are learn just how close we were to saying the words Vice President Chris Christie.
P.M. Edition for October 16th: In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's ouster, Weinstein Co. is in talks to be taken private. Plus, Congress resumes talks on reforming health care, following President Trump's decision to cancel subsidy payments to insurers.
A.M. Edition for October 16th: Third quarter earnings pour out this week. And food retailers are bottling and processing their own milk. Kroger has its own dairy processing plant and Wal-Mart plans to open its own next year.
Jacob Brogan sits down with Jared Smith, one of the co-owners of Big Planet Comics in Washington DC. They discuss the day to day business of interacting with customers, managerial responsibilities, and running a small business.
Slate Money on Richard Thaler, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, and Brexit
Slate Money on Richard Thaler, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, and Brexit
Weekend Edition for October 14-15: Another up week for stocks; the Dow and S&P are both on a five-week winning streak. And the Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews the upcoming week's economic data, some of which may have been impacted by hurricanes.
Stocks end higher, with the Nasdaq closing at a new high. Weinstein Co. reportedly explores a sale or shutdown. How might President Trump's action on the Iran nuclear deal affect firms investing in that country? Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for October 13th: President Donald Trump plans to end federal cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers. Plus, Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib says GOP lawmakers may move away from eliminating the federal deduction on state and local income taxes.
A.M. Edition for Friday, October 13th: On the heels of the Equifax data breach, Congress is poised to overhaul credit-reporting agencies. Plus, General Motors plans to idle a factory. Also, would you wear a $3,500 backpack?
A data dive shows different types of planes within airline fleets have varying records for on-time arrivals and cancellations. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney breaks down how you can better get to your destination on time.
Stocks fall as banks kick off earnings. An executive order directs federal agencies to pursue sweeping changes to the health-care system. Plus, House Republicans offer to keep part of the deduction for state and local taxes. Jennifer Strong reports.
P.M. Edition for October 12th: AT&T saw its third straight quarterly video subscriber loss. The Wall Street Journals Drew FitzGerald explains how the company is hoping to curb the outflow of customers. Plus, another data breach hits U.S. weapons systems information.
BlackRock's Bob Miller joins MoneyBeat to break down the minutes from the Fed's September meeting, what it means for inflation expectations, and its overall impact on economic outlook.
Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth talk to Elissa Strauss about her article in Elle, "The Leftover Embryo Crisis", answer a question about dealing with friends whose kids don't get along with their kids, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.
A.M. Edition for October 12th: Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Russia has converted the Kaspersky antivirus software into a spying tool. And the White House is proposing changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Investors often earn tidy profits from spun-off companies. The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried explains why some spin-offs, however, do poorly versus the broader market. She also explains why some large corporations choose not to spin off components as separate companies.
P.M. Edition for October 11th: Minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting signal the Fed's on track to raise interest rates before year-end, despite weak inflation. And Apple teams up with Steven Spielberg's production company to create original video content.