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Working: How Does a Comic Book Librarian Work?

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

acob Brogan sits down with Caitlyn McGurk, to discuss her work as a librarian and researcher of comics.

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Oct 22, 2017

More Records for Stocks; GDP Report Due

WSJ What's News

Weekend Edition for October 21-22: U.S. stock averages set new records, and, surprise, surprise, the key reason was strong earnings. Plus, this coming week, we'll find out how much the nation's economy grew during the third quarter.

14 Min

Oct 20, 2017

Trumpcast: The Generals, North Korea, and Myanmar

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Jacob Weisberg talks to Fred Kaplan about General Kelly's response to Trump's phone call with the widow of a US soldier who died during an operation in Niger.

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Oct 20, 2017

The Generals, North Korea, and Myanmar

Slate's Trumpcast

Jacob Weisberg talks to Fred Kaplan about General Kelly's response to Trump's phone call with the widow of a US soldier who died during an operation in Niger.

27 Min

Oct 20, 2017

Gist: Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

How bad does a beef have to be for a comedian to refuse to go on WTF With Marc Maron?

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Oct 20, 2017

Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald

Slate's The Gist

How bad does a beef have to be for a comedian to refuse to go on WTF With Marc Maron?

32 Min

Oct 20, 2017

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Oct 20, 2017
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More record levels on Wall Street. GE shares close higher on CEO John Flannery's restructuring plans. Bitcoin breaks the $6,000 level. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 20, 2017
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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.

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Oct 20, 2017
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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.

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Oct 20, 2017
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Kim Strassel and Paul Gigot on John Kelly, the Senate budget outline and Fusion GPS and the Russians.

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Oct 20, 2017
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General Electric CEO John Flannery slashes the company's 2017 projections. U.S. birthrate hits a record low. Microsoft to enter the voice-enabled speaker market. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 20, 2017
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A closer look at our constitutional right to "peaceably" assemble.

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Oct 20, 2017
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Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.

47 min
Oct 20, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss President Trump’s comments about fallen troops this week, the competitive Virginia governor’s race with Democrat Ralph Northam and Republcian Ed Gillespie pitted against one another...

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Oct 20, 2017
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On the Netflix documentary, "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson," and who gets to tel trans stories

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Oct 20, 2017
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Wal-Mart's answer to Amazon. Target expands its super-centers. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

7 min
Oct 20, 2017
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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.

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Oct 19, 2017
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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.

31 min
Oct 19, 2017
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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.

27 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Why flags make good symbols but bad historical records.

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Oct 19, 2017
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Why flags make good symbols but bad historical records.

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Oct 19, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss presidential calls to grieving families, Vice President Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.

52 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss presidential calls to grieving families, Vice President Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.

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Oct 19, 2017
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The Dow hits another record after recovering from a triple-digit decline. Apple shares drop more than 2% on problems with Apple Watch in China. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 19, 2017
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Artists Agnès Varda and JR on a road trip (and sugar binge), the overuse of horror-movie jump cuts, why Hari Kondabolu loves “Untamed Heart,” and a manifesto for slow art.

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Oct 19, 2017
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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.

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Oct 19, 2017
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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.

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Oct 19, 2017
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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.

1 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Spain to impose tighter controls on Catalonia. Wal-Mart teams up with Lord & Taylor to strengthen ecommerce. Target plans massive remodeling of its stores. J.R. Whalen reports.

22 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on victory in Raqqa and China's 19th Party Congress.

30 min
Oct 19, 2017
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POLITICO's new podcast POLITICO Money takes over the Nerdcast feed. In the first episode, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin opens up about his relationship with President Trump...

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Oct 19, 2017
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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Harvey Weinstein, The Deuce, and ageism in the workplace.

1 min
Oct 18, 2017
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GE's new chief makes new cuts. Wisconsin's $10 billion Foxconn plant hits a snag. Thursday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

8 min
Oct 19, 2017
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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.

43 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Presidential speechwriter David Litt and expertise expert Thomas Nichols

24 min
Oct 18, 2017
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How long-term probability misleads our short-term observations.

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Oct 18, 2017
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How long-term probability misleads our short-term observations.

1 min
Oct 18, 2017
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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.

33 min
Oct 18, 2017
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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.

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Oct 18, 2017
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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.

12 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Slate contributor Seth Stevenson sizes up a Democratic rising star.

8 min
Oct 18, 2017
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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.

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Oct 18, 2017
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The biographer of Roger Ailes on how Fox News has changed, and why Rupert Murdoch “loathes” Trump

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Oct 18, 2017
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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.

23 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Kate Bachelder and Paul Gigot on the bipartisan Senate health-care deal.

1 min
Oct 18, 2017
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China sets a goal to be a modern, global power. Health insurers bracing for a steep enrollment dropoff among consumers. Firefighters make progress against California wildfires as new fires expand. J.R. Whalen reports.

76 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Could a young, radical black activist be the next mayor of Toronto?

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Oct 18, 2017
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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.

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Oct 18, 2017
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President Donald Trump's choices for a Federal Reserve chairman. Amazon's contracts with apartment owners. Wednesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 17, 2017
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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.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Because the thought-leader/life-hacker/productivity-optimizer trope was ripe for parody.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Because the thought-leader/life-hacker/productivity-optimizer trope was ripe for parody.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg runs a theory by Emily Bazelon – with the election of Donald Trump is impunity for men like Trump coming to an end?

22 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg runs a theory by Emily Bazelon – with the election of Donald Trump is impunity for men like Trump coming to an end?

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Oct 17, 2017
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What Weinstein fallout tells us about how we respond to sexual harassment and assault.

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Oct 17, 2017
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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.

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Oct 17, 2017
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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.

1 min
Oct 17, 2017
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U.S.-backed forced liberate ISIS capital in Syria. Trump's pick for White House drug czar removes his name from consideration. Morgan Stanley earnings higher on wealth management performance. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” Edition

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Oct 17, 2017
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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.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Bill McGurn, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on Trump and McConnell, and the fall of Raqqa.

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Oct 17, 2017
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90 Seconds: McCain’s Revenge

15 min
Oct 17, 2017
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We take a tour through the multi-faceted Environmental Protection Agency.

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Oct 17, 2017
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John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Puerto Rico's delegate in Congress discusses what she made of President Trump’s promise to wipe away the territory’s debt...

33 min
Oct 17, 2017
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We share the story of Luis and at the end of the episode, talk to his attorney and his mother, to find out what has happened since we first met him two years ago.

1 min
Oct 16, 2017
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President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell make a show of unity. Nordstrom suspends efforts to go private. Tuesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

10 min
Oct 16, 2017
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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.

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Oct 16, 2017
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Is Obamacare bending the cost curve? Would its demise cause more people to die? Sarah Kliff from Vox weighs in.

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Oct 16, 2017
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Is Obamacare bending the cost curve? Would its demise cause more people to die? Sarah Kliff from Vox weighs in.

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Oct 16, 2017
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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.

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Oct 16, 2017
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More records for U.S. stocks. Netflix adds more subscribers than expected in the third quarter. Johnson & Johnson releases earnings Tuesday. Trump meets with Fed chair Yellen on Thursday. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 16, 2017
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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.

21 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and what a corporate governance scandal means for Kobe Steel and Japan.

7 min
Oct 16, 2017
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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.

1 min
Oct 16, 2017
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New concerns for the U.S. over pushing ISIS out of Iraq. The Senate grapples with keeping subsidy payments flowing to health insurers. The Weinstein Company is close to being sold. J.R. Whalen reports.

35 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Legendary Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei talks about Trump, Western democracy and the plight of refugees around the world.

41 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Wealthy and politically connected, Tex McIver and his wife, Diane, had it all. Until he shot her in the back.

1 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech and a busy week of earnings highlight this week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

6 min
Oct 16, 2017
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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.

49 min
Oct 15, 2017
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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.

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Oct 15, 2017
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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.

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Oct 14, 2017
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Slate Money on Richard Thaler, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, and Brexit

11 min
Oct 14, 2017
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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.

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Oct 13, 2017
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Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment was Hollywood’s worst-kept secret. What allowed two news giants to put it in print within days of one another?

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Oct 13, 2017
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Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment was Hollywood’s worst-kept secret. What allowed two news giants to put it in print within days of one another?

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Oct 13, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant-Corners Research and Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment.

29 min
Oct 13, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant-Corners Research and Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment.

1 min
Oct 13, 2017
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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.

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Oct 13, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tells you what you need to know about Donald Trump’s latest attempts to take down Obamacare from the inside.

10 min
Oct 13, 2017
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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.

22 min
Oct 13, 2017
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Bill McGurn, Kate Bachelder and Paul Gigot on Trump's ObamaCare actions, and John Kelly meets the press.

1 min
Oct 13, 2017
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President Trump hints payments to health insurers could be saved. GOP health care critic Sen. Susan Collins staying in the Senate. Retail sales get a boost from gas prices. J.R. Whalen reports.

15 min
Oct 13, 2017
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What role does the Secretary of Education play in U.S. schools?

38 min
Oct 13, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss three major White House personnel picks in the works, the spat between President Trump and Senator Bob Corker, and major megadonors that are supporting...

1 min
Oct 12, 2017
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The number of U.S. data breaches hits a new record. The U.S.'s withdrawal from Unesco. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

9 min
Oct 13, 2017
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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?

28 min
Oct 12, 2017
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Aymann Ismail’s video series takes a look at what it’s like being Muslim in America.

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Oct 12, 2017
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Aymann Ismail’s video series takes a look at what it’s like being Muslim in America.