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Instead of making the decision himself, President Trump has given the military wide latitude on U.S. troop levels for the war in Afghanistan. Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Nissenbaum says it would follow years of troop drawdowns in the region.
Colleges and universities nationwide are battling faulty plumbing, leaky roofs and aging electrical systems. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn says the bill for maintenance has topped 40 billion dollars by some estimates.
AvidXchange is a software company that helps businesses pay each other electronically, rather than by the longstanding practice of using checks. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair says AvidXchange has raised 300 million dollars in a round of funding.
President Donald Trump has tapped former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray to be the next FBI chief. He would succeed the fired James Comey, who's expected to testify in front of a Senate panel Thursday. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus has details.
President Trump tweeted his frustrations over the revised travel ban order. He cast blame on his own Justice Department, which is seeking to revive the latest executive order in front of the Supreme Court. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall fills us in.
Panera Bread had a problem with customers waiting in long lines to order, then standing in what Panera's CEO called a "mosh pit" waiting for their food. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon says Panera went online to solve the problem.
The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun previews this week's economic schedule, including news on worker productivity. Also, a couple of closely-watched reports from China.
Stocks capped a solid week with record finishes for the major averages Friday, despite a weaker-than-expected May jobs report. Aaron Kuriloff of the Wall Street Journal says investors see no real reason not to buy U.S. stocks at this point.
Unemployment fell to 4.3% in May but the U.S. economy added only 138,000 jobs. Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist at S&P Global Ratings, parses the May employment data and examines the impact on future Fed interest rate hikes.
The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin says President Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate accord is only the start of a multiyear process.
With the GOP struggling to enact tax reform, there are these questions: how much do the rich, middle income and lower income people pay in taxes? Is it fair? It's complicated, and the Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin explains it for us.
President Donald Trump Thursday said the U.S. would withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement aimed at combating climate change. Wall Street Journal reporter Eli Stokols said Mr. Trump framed his reasons mostly in economic and political terms.
Forget the hour-long sit-down lunch at a restaurant. The number of lunch visits by Americans to restaurants is at its lowest level in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon says reasons include cost and workers' busy schedules.
Fed policymakers meet in two weeks and will likely hike rates and announce a plan for reducing its massive portfolio. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos says the looming debt limit fight in Congress could inject some uncertainty in the Fed's plans later this year.
People who played sports in college were once heavily recruited by Wall Street firms since they were seen as having the ideal traits to succeed. That's all changed with the advent of electronic trading, according to the Wall Street Journal's Justin Baer.
Stocks were basically flat, but the Nasdaq and S&P 500 edged higher to new records. Overall, the major averages posted strong gains. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says any worries about political turmoil are being Trumped by earnings.
First quarter economic growth was stronger than previously thought, at 1.2 percent. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf points out that it's slower than the fourth quarter, and talks about why first quarter GDP has been traditionally weaker than the rest of the year.
Less than 30% of 25- to 34-year-olds can save enough for a 10% down payment in next three years, according to a new study. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto joins us from the Washington newsroom with the details.
The health-overhaul bill approved by House Republicans would leave more people uninsured while reducing the cumulative federal deficit in the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. WSJ's Kristina Peterson reports from Washington.
Something to make investors happy: quarterly corporate earnings are seen rising at the fastest rate in nearly six years. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says ten of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500 are set to post profit growth in the first quarter.
Police have arrested at least three more in connection with the bombing in Manchester England. This, as authorities probe a possible network linked to the attack. An update from the Wall Street Journal's Robert Wall in London.
Plenty of teens will be working this summer, though few will work at malls because of thousands of store closures. The Wall Street Journal's Imani Moise says that for teens, this means getting more creative with the job search, or staying unemployed.
Joining us from London, the Wall Street Journal's Alistair MacDonald talks about people tweeting for information on loved ones who went to the concert in Manchester, England.
Ford announced a shakeup at the top, ousting CEO Mark Fields and replacing him with industry outsider Jim Hackett. The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll says Ford felt that Hackett was better able to energize and steer the automaker toward new technologies.
Bank branches in business districts are given low-income designation by a quirk in federal law. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Louise Ensign joins us in the studio with the details.
President Donald Trump will propose the U.S. can balance the federal budget with substantial cuts to safety-net programs, combined with a tax and regulatory overhaul to speed up the nation's economy. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos reports.
General Motors says it will stop selling vehicles in India, although it will continue to build them there. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias says GM wants to focus on selling in more lucrative markets like China and Brazil.
Wal-Mart's quarterly same-store sales rose 1.4 percent, bucking a slump in the retail industry. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer says Wal-Mart benefited from increased foot traffic at stores and investments in its e-commerce business.
Speculation has persisted in recent years about when Robert Iger would finally step down as Walt Disney's chairman and CEO. The answer is, not anytime soon, according to Wall Street Journal Los Angeles reporter Ben Fritz.
U.S. stocks plummeted Wednesday as more turbulence in Washington led to a big selloff. Art Hogan of Wunderlich Securities said the turmoil surrounding President Trump will likely push enactment of his economic agenda into next year.
The housing market has been on fire, with used home sales at a 10-year high and home prices up seven percent from a year ago. But Laura Kusisto of the Wall Street Journal says affordability could be a growing problem if prices and mortgage rates keep rising.
President Donald Trump Tuesday tweeted that he had the "absolute right" to share sensitive counterterrorism intelligence with top Russian officials. We get an update on the story from the Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris.
It's often difficult to catch people in the act of texting while driving, which is illegal in most states. The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts on some of the more creative methods police have employed to nab offenders.
President Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey generated a lot of strong feelings across party lines. But Wall Street Journal reporter Aaron Zitner says Trump's approval ratings haven't changed much, according to a new WSJ poll.
Stocks closed mostly lower Friday, with the Dow and S&P posting their first weekly declines in almost a month. But the week's losses were mild, and Wall Street Journal markets editor Corrie Driebusch says earnings are continuing to support the markets.
The Wall Street Journal's monthly survey of economists gauges the impact of a fully implemented Trump plan for the economy. WSJ's Josh Zumbrun joins us from Washington with what we learned.
The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried breaks down Snap's first quarter of results as a public company and explains why competition from Facebook may be taking its toll on user and revenue growth.
Wall Street Journal reporter Akane Otani tells us about the trading club at New York's Baruch College. The students pulled off upsets by dominating several college trading competitions that featured higher-profile business schools.
President Donald Trump fired up his Twitter account to respond to criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender reports from Washington on the head-spinning series of events.
The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib looks at FBI director James Comey's firing and its fallout in Washington. Plus, University of Maryland business professor Peter Morici sizes up the impact on tax cuts and health-care reform.
Business schools are taking a stand against academic rankings published by media outlets. The B-schools are urging other schools not to participate in the process which they say is flawed, according to the Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee.
Beginning today, Southwest Airlines is upgrading its reservations system. The Wall Street Journal's Susan Carey, reporting from Chicago, says the migration to a new technology platform will cost 500 million dollars and is expected to be completed by year's end.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns around 60 subsidiaries. There's been an unusually high CEO turnover rate, according to the Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman, who attended Berkshire's annual meeting this weekend.
The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer reports on a new patent filing by Wal-Mart for automatic delivery technology. The company is considering new sensor technology to track, for example, how much detergent a family has used or when milk is about to expire.
Stocks ended higher Friday as the major averages racked up another winning week. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended at record highs. Wall Street Journal reporter Corrie Driebusch explains what is driving the markets.
The healthcare overhaul bill passed by the House now moves to the Senate, which will likely amend the measure. Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Michelle Hackman talks about key GOP senators who will play key roles in shaping legislation.
Die-hard fans of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway employ elaborate strategies, from memorizing floor plans to sprinting up staircases, to secure good views of the company's annual meeting. The Wall Street Journal's Erik Holm joins us in studio.
House Republicans approved legislation to replace most of the Affordable Care Act, giving new life to a bill that had faltered at many stages. The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky reports from the White House.
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect the report will show nonfarm payrolls increased a seasonally adjusted 188,000 last month after growing by just 98,000 in March. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins us from Washington.
It can be difficult for millennial executives to supervise older, skeptical colleagues. The Wall Street Journal's Joann Lublin says the challenge for young execs is to admit what they don't know and to seek advice from older workers.
Fed policymakers, as expected, kept rates steady and indicated two more rate hikes this year. According to the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry, the Fed said it was looking past recent weak growth and expecting the economy to grow with some momentum.
Apple's quarterly profit topped estimates, while revenue and iPhone shipments fell short. Its stock fell, but the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher says that Apple's shares had been rising in anticipation of the new iPhone coming out this fall.
The White House made concessions on a spending bill while aggressively pushing a health-care measure. Do Republicans have the votes to pass a health-care overhaul? Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Natalie Andrews fills us in from Washington.
Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, failed to disclose a stake in a real-estate financial startup. The Wall Street Journal's David Enrich says that's one of many omissions by Kushner on a federal financial disclosure form.