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Amazon Headquarters Race Heats Up; FDA OKs Blood Cancer Drug

WSJ What's News

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.

9 Min

Oct 19, 2017

Big Changes Coming to GE; New Drone Regulations

WSJ What's News

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.

8 Min

Oct 19, 2017

Confusion over Healthcare Deal; Amazon Locks Up Apartments

WSJ What's News

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.

8 Min

Oct 18, 2017

Episode
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9 min
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.

8 min
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

9 min
Oct 12, 2017
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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.

10 min
Oct 12, 2017
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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.

9 min
Oct 11, 2017
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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.

7 min
Oct 11, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 11th: Catalonia's president backs away from declaring immediate independence from Spain. Plus, Wal-Mart's new strategy involves fewer store openings and more e-commerce.

7 min
Oct 10, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 10th: Pfizer says it may explore a sale or spinoff of the unit that makes Advil and Centrum. Plus, we talk with the Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth, who's reporting from the scene of massive wildfires in Northern California.

8 min
Oct 10, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 10th: First it was Facebook; now Google says ads tied to Russian-linked entities ran on its platform. Plus, a lot of military doctors and nurses are polishing their skills in trauma wards of U.S. big-city hospitals.

9 min
Oct 9, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 9th: President Donald Trump is set to issue an executive order on health care. And Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Meckler talks about the president's wish list on immigration.

7 min
Oct 9, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 9th: Several of General Electric's top executives are leaving the company in a high-profile shake-up. Plus, political parties are working to reclaim voters. The Wall Street Journal's Dante Chinni joins us with the details.

8 min
Oct 7, 2017
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Major indexes and U.S. government bond prices edged lower after data showed the labor market lost jobs for the first time in seven years. Plus, a look at what to watch next week with the economy. WSJ's Akane Otani and Harriet Torry have the details.

7 min
Oct 6, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 6th: Can Costco compete with Amazon in the online grocery space? The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has analysis. Also, non-farm payrolls declined in September for the first time in seven years. Plus, the Trump administration may undo a contraception benefit in Obamacare.

13 min
Oct 6, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 6th: The National Rifle Association says it won't oppose 'bump stocks', which the Las Vegas shooter used to increase his weapons' firing rate. Also, how non-government analysts are decoding North Korea's nuclear arsenal through photos and videos.

9 min
Oct 5, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 5th: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock may have considered other music events as targets. Also, the Wall Street Journal's Theo Francis on how tying CEO pay to corporate performance hasn't always panned out as planned. Plus, Netflix is raising prices for many of its U.S. customers.

7 min
Oct 5, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 5th: President Trump traveled to Las Vegas to meet with shooting survivors and to thank police. Plus, students at elite business schools would rather work for Amazon.com than on Wall Street.

9 min
Oct 4, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 4th: Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock, has arrived back in the U.S. to be questioned by law enforcement officials. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Knutson talks about the big data breach at Yahoo.

8 min
Oct 4, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 4th: Yahoo's data breach in 2013 was much, MUCH bigger than previously disclosed. Plus, Equifax's data breach puts its ex-CEO in front of a Senate panel.

10 min
Oct 3, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 3rd: How might the deadliest shooting in U.S. history affect gun policy? We'll hear from Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib. Plus, WSJ reporter Valerie Bauerlein has more about the shooter, Stephen Paddock.

9 min
Oct 3, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 3rd: Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about Republican efforts to push a tax cut plan. Plus, WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus on President Trump's visit Tuesday to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

11 min
Oct 2, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 2nd: In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest in U.S. history, will guests demand tighter security measures at hotels? Plus, the costs of recent hurricanes and earthquakes could top 100 billion dollars for insurers.

8 min
Oct 2, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 2nd: Sales of Whole Foods products on Amazon in the month since the merger were strong but there were lesson learned. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon explains. Also, Equifax could claw back executive compensation following the massive data breach.

10 min
Sep 30, 2017
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Weekend Edition for Sept 30-Oct 1: Daily moves were muted but stocks close the quarter higher. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch looks at the market, then Josh Mitchell previews the week ahead for the economy from Washington.

8 min
Sep 29, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 29th: Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin on the opposition of some House Republicans to the party's tax proposal. Also, the U.S. pulls diplomatic staff from Cuba amid what it calls targeted attacks. Plus, would you wear a $6,000 down jacket?

8 min
Sep 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 29th: A new study reveals why the Zika spread so quickly with such severe effects. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy McKay explains. Plus, Twitter says it found more than 200 accounts linked to Russian-owned Facebook accounts.

14 min
Sep 28, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 28th: Wall Street Journal reporter Telis Demos on elements of the GOP tax proposal that would please Wall Street, and components that would draw concern. Plus, how Playboy founder Hugh Hefner redefined the country's social culture in the 1950s and 1960s.

8 min
Sep 28, 2017
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A.M. Edition for Thursday, September 28th: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to China in an effort to contain the North Korea crisis. Also, the SEC says government salaries not in step with the private sector are keeping top talent from applying for federal cybersecurity jobs. Plus, a missing bull's head statue sets off a legal battle.

8 min
Sep 27, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 27th: Wall Street Journal's Betsy McKay explains the health-care crisis Puerto Rico faces following Hurricane Maria. Plus, Gerald Seib on the key selling points the White House will use to push its proposed tax plan through Congress. Plus, the Sonic fast food chain reports a breach of customer data.

9 min
Sep 27, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 27th: Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin on what to expect from the Republican tax plan. Plus, Roy Moore defeats Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's runoff election. Also, Saudi Arabia grants women the right to drive.

12 min
Sep 26, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 26th: Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down in the aftermath of a massive data breach. CIO Journal editor Steven Rosenbush explains the corporate lessons. Also, the GOP proposed tax plan could feature an individual tax rate higher than 35%. Plus, virtual reality coming to a movie theater near you.

6 min
Sep 26, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 26th: The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar joins us with news that Target will raise its minimum wage twice over the next three years. Also, violent crimes and homicides in the U.S. rise for the second consecutive year.

19 min
Sep 25, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 25th: Do North Koreans feel U.S. sanctions will hurt their country? The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng spent several days in Pyongyang. Plus, Anthony Weiner is sentenced for sexting with a minor.

5 min
Sep 25, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 25th: High-profile hacks of Equifax and the SEC are set to dominate debates in Washington. The Wall Street Journal's Yuka Hayashi has the details. Plus, Facebook abruptly abandons a plan to change its stock structure.

8 min
Sep 23, 2017
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Weekend Edition for September 23-24: The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Dieterich looks at this past week on Wall Street. Then, from our newsroom in Washington, Eric Morath previews what to watch next week with the economy.

5 min
Sep 22, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 22nd: Uber may lose its license in London. WSJ's Sam Schechner joins us with a look at the implications for the ride-hailing company. Plus, Senator John McCain will not support the latest Senate health bill.

6 min
Sep 22, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 22nd: The Wall Street Journal's Jeanne Whalen joins us with details on how drug-benefit manager CVS will restrict access to opioid painkillers for certain patients. Plus, U.S. authority to sanction North Korea expands.

5 min
Sep 21, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 21st: The U.S. levies more economic sanctions against North Korea. Plus, President Trump finds support for reaching across the aisle to Democratic lawmakers.

7 min
Sep 21, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 21st: The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison talks about the Federal Reserve and what's next for Janet Yellen and colleagues. Plus, Equifax was reportedly hacked for a lot longer than it previously disclosed.

7 min
Sep 20, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 20th: The Fed leaves interest rates unchanged and signals a December rate hike is still on the table. Plus, a frantic search for Mexico's earthquake victims and Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico.

7 min
Sep 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 20th: Investors brace for how the Federal Reserve plans to wind down its huge portfolio. Expect details Wednesday when the Fed policy meeting wraps up. Plus, Republicans revive a push to scrap Obamacare.

7 min
Sep 19, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 19th: In his first UN General Assembly address, President Donald Trump threatened to destroy North Korea if it didn't abandon nuclear weapons. Plus, Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy and Equifax discloses an earlier breach.

7 min
Sep 19, 2017
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A.M. Edition for September 19th: Automakers are filing thousands of patents in a race to develop new technology. Plus, the Fed's policy meeting starts Tuesday and Macy's plans to hire 80-thousand holiday workers.

7 min
Sep 18, 2017
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P.M. Edition for September 18th: Former White House and Trump campaign officials are struggling to pay their legal bills because of numerous probes into Russia's electoral meddling. Plus, President Trump will address the U.N. General Assembly.

7 min
Sep 18, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens on how a second U.S. headquarter might change the culture at Amazon.com. Plus, a shakeup at Equifax.

5 min
Sep 17, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from Washington with a look at what economists will be watching this week.

4 min
Sep 16, 2017
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Stocks returned to record territory this week, with the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq Composite notching fresh closing highs. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen joins us in the studio with a closer look at the week.

9 min
Sep 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Zitner explains the political fallout from North Korea's missile launch over Japan early Friday. Plus, the search for clues following a subway explosion in London.

7 min
Sep 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin says Republicans will soon release a framework for tax reform, even as comments from President Trump seem to conflict with the GOP agenda. Plus, companies ramp up seasonal hiring.

6 min
Sep 14, 2017
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has taken flak for his request to use a government plane for honeymoon destinations. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson fills us in. Plus, Trump, Democrats and Dreamers.

7 min
Sep 14, 2017
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Many Florida mobile homeowners lack insurance, leaving them in a tough spot after Hurricane Irma. The Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman has details. Plus, President Trump blocks a Chinese investment in an American company.

5 min
Sep 13, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar on Target's holiday hiring plans. Plus, Bernie Sanders' single-payer proposal.

6 min
Sep 13, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon on new voluntary guidelines for self-driving vehicles. Plus, Apple's pricey new iPhone.

7 min
Sep 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Amol Sharma on plans for a new non-sports TV bundling service. Plus, Rob Enderle talks about Apple's new iPhone.

7 min
Sep 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto on how Florida's coastal building boom makes it especially vulnerable to events like Hurricane Irma. Plus, investors await Apple's new iPhone.

7 min
Sep 11, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle previews Apple's annual product event, happening on Tuesday. A new iPhone is expected. Plus, stocks rise as Irma's impact on Florida is apparently not as bad as feared.

5 min
Sep 11, 2017
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Hurricane Irma targets western and central Florida. Weather and geopolitical fears led U.S. financial stocks to their worst week since March and the dollar to a 32-month low. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis has the latest on the hacking at Equifax. WSJ's Tripp Mickle on possible delays with the new iPhone.

5 min
Sep 10, 2017
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Lots of data for economy watchers to chew on this week ahead of the next Fed meeting. Plus, we get a little more of a sense for the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from Washington.

4 min
Sep 9, 2017
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The combination of the weather and geopolitical fears led financial stocks to their worst week since March, the ICE Dollar Index to a 32-month low and 10-year Treasury yields to their lowest level since Nov. 8. WSJ's Corrie Driebush has the details.

7 min
Sep 8, 2017
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Evacuations in Florida as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the mainland. Plus, Houston CEOs are racing to mend a battered workforce after Hurricane Harvey. The Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth and Vanessa Fuhrmans have the details.

5 min
Sep 8, 2017
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Equifax says hackers compromised the personal data of about 143 million U.S. consumers. A severe shortage of construction workers may push hurricane-related labor costs sharply higher. Plus, WSJ's Amrith Ramkumar on the tumble in airline stocks.

5 min
Sep 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher joins us in the studio with a look at how to detect disaster-relief scams. Plus, Harvey leads to a shortage of construction workers and Americans lose faith in the value of a college degree.

6 min
Sep 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin talks about the task ahead for GOP lawmakers, as they try to pass a tax bill. Plus, an update on the newly-merged Amazon.com and Whole Foods.

6 min
Sep 6, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Janet Hook on a new survey showing a growing divide in American society. Plus, Fed Vice-Chairman Stanley Fischer will step down.

6 min
Sep 6, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans talks about the environmental impact on the Houston area from Hurricane Harvey. Plus, Senate Republican leaders plan to tie an increase in the US debt ceiling to a spending bill for Harvey victims.

6 min
Sep 5, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Bender says Congress has quite a lot on its plate as it returns from the summer break. Plus, the White House says it's ending the program protecting "dreamers," unless Congress acts to replace it.

6 min
Sep 5, 2017
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House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans urged President Donald Trump to retain the Obama -era program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. WSJ's Laura Meckler joins us with the latest.

6 min
Sep 4, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge on the buzz kill facing marijuana growers. Plus, get ready for a Rolls Royce SUV. Also, when it comes to millennials and their parents' clothes, everything old is new again.

4 min
Sep 3, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from the newsroom in Washington with a look at what economists will be watching for this week with the economy.

6 min
Sep 2, 2017
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The Nasdaq climbed to its biggest weekly gain of the year, boosted by signs of strength in the U.S. economy and a rise in biotech companies. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week.

6 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Widespread support on Capitol Hill for Hurricane Harvey relief aid could help ease passage of high-stakes fiscal legislation. WSJ's Kate Davidson joins us with the latest. Plus, a closer look at the jobs report, gas prices and hiring at Amazon.

6 min
Sep 1, 2017
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The number of bad accounts at Wells Fargo jumps 67%. WSJ's Emily Glazer has the details on that and other on-going investigations at the banking giant. Plus, Trump's lawyers argue he didn't obstruct justice by firing former FBI chief James Comey.

5 min
Aug 31, 2017
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The effects of Tropical Storm Harvey ripple through energy markets. The number of unauthorized accounts at Wells Fargo jumps 67%. Plus, WSJ's Eric Morath on what to watch in the August jobs report.

6 min
Aug 31, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon on Amazon's online grocery plans. Plus, energy prices remain in focus because of Harvey.

7 min
Aug 30, 2017
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A Russian oligarch is drawing increased interest from US investigators probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. We'll talk with the Wall Street Journal's Brett Forrest. Plus, U.S. economic growth is better than previously estimated.

7 min
Aug 30, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Ackerman says Tropical Storm Harvey will present Congress with challenges when they return next week from recess. Plus, President Trump will continue the push for tax reform.

6 min
Aug 29, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Seoul bureau chief, Jonathan Cheng, talks about North Korea's missile launch over Japan. Plus, Texas braces for more rainfall from Harvey.

7 min
Aug 29, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks about the expected launch of Apple's iPhone, next month. Plus, the last thing that southeastern Texas needs is coming: more rain.

6 min
Aug 28, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Alison Sider talks about Hurricane Harvey's effect on the oil industry. Plus, Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone on September 12th.

5 min
Aug 28, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Parkin will tell us why times are tough in the chicken wing business. Plus, the August jobs report tops a very busy week on the economic calendar.

6 min
Aug 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath previews the new week's economic schedule, highlighted by August jobs data. Other reports include personal income & spending, 2nd quarter economic growth, auto sales and manufacturing.

6 min
Aug 26, 2017
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Stocks rose higher for the week in very quiet August trading. The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Rankumar says market volatility could return after the Labor Day holiday.

5 min
Aug 25, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Plus, Samsung's leader is sentenced to prison.

7 min
Aug 25, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins on Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. Plus, WSJ's Gordon Lubold on the White House's transgender ban in the military.

6 min
Aug 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's future. And WSJ executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about the implications of President Trump's threat to shut down the government.

6 min
Aug 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks about Wal-Mart and Google partnering up to challenge Amazon. And some craft beer makers are drowning their sorrows.

6 min
Aug 23, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin on corporate America's push for tax reform. Plus, sales of new homes slumped last month.

6 min
Aug 23, 2017
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It's a tight labor market, so why is wage growth still sluggish? We'll talk about it with the Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath. Plus, Verizon throttles back on video quality.

7 min
Aug 22, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold talks about President Trump's plan to add more troops in Afghanistan. Plus, the Treasury Department hits ten Chinese and Russian firms with sanctions.

6 min
Aug 22, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour says Republicans will have precious little time to pass healthcare legislation once Congress returns next month from recess. Plus, Macy's poaches an eBay executive.

7 min
Aug 21, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmanns on whether the fractured alliance between President Trump and corporate CEO's can be mended. Plus, WSJ's J.R. Whalen reports on the total eclipse.

6 min
Aug 21, 2017
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Is being one of the older kids in kindergarten a big advantage in school performance and getting into college? We'll discuss research on this with Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Leubsdorf. Plus, more advisers split with President Trump.

5 min
Aug 20, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell previews the upcoming week's economic schedule. It's highlighted by home sales reports and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming symposium.

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