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Trump Pressures GOP on Healthcare Plan

WSJ What's News

President Trump paid a visit to House GOP members Tuesday to pressure them into supporting the Republicans' healthcare law. The Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes talks about President Trump's efforts to close the deal.

6 Min

Mar 21, 2017

U.S. Enacts Travel Ban on Some Electronic Devices

WSJ What's News

The U.S. has banned passengers from carrying most electronics bigger than a cellphone into the cabin on direct flights from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa. We get details from the Wall Street Journal's Susan Carey.

6 Min

Mar 21, 2017

GM Explores On-Demand Access with Cadillac

WSJ What's News

General Motors is tinkering with the car ownership model. It's offering a Netflix-like monthly subscription service to customers for its Cadillac brand.

7 Min

Mar 20, 2017

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6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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In front of a House committee, FBI Director James Comey denied Donald Trump's charge, made in a tweet, that President Obama had wiretapped him. Comey also confirmed the FBI is probing Russian efforts to intervene in the election.

6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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2016 was a great year to be a CEO. A Wall Street Journal analysis finds chief executive pay jumped nearly 7 percent in fiscal 2016, after falling the year before. WSJ special writer Theo Francis with details on the study.

5 min
Mar 19, 2017
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The big tax cut moving through Congress as part of a health bill could potentially save the president millions. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin joins us from the Washington newsroom.

6 min
Mar 19, 2017
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Economy watchers this week will get housing data, more than a half dozen Fed speeches, and new durable goods data. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Leubsdorf joins us from the Washington newsroom with details.

5 min
Mar 18, 2017
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Investors poured money into government bonds and dividend-paying stocks, pushing major indexes to weekly gains. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week.

6 min
Mar 17, 2017
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President Trump's proposal would convert the nation's air-traffic control system into an independent organization, a controversial step backed by much of the U.S. airline industry. The Wall Street Journal's Susan Carey reports from Chicago.

5 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Trump's Department of Defense is requesting an additional $25 billion for its base budget and $5 billion for the fund that pays for ongoing wars. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Kesling reports from the Pentagon.

4 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Delays in disposing of illiquid investments leave some of President Trump's cabinet members facing possible restrictions on their work. The Wall Street Journal's Jean Eaglesham joins us in the studio with the details.

5 min
Mar 16, 2017
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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, was paid more than $50,000 by Russian companies shortly before he became an adviser to the then-candidate. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris joins us from Washington.

3 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Twitter notified McDonald's that its corporate account was compromised after a message critical of President Donald Trump lit up the social media network. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the latest details from Los Angeles.

5 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Two federal judges have blocked President Donald Trump's latest travel ban, which temporarily blocked travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. The Wall Journal's Ashby Jones joins us in the studio with a look at what it means.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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President Trump met with auto workers and executives in Michigan Wednesday. It came as he ordered a review of vehicle-emissions standards previously set by the Obama administration. We have details from the Wall Street Journal's Mike Spector.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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As expected, Fed policymakers raised short-term interest rates a quarter percent, and stuck to their target of three hikes this year. The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison has details.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Republican senators say the House GOP health care plan won't pass unless changes are made to the bill. The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky said senators were alarmed by the CBO report showing the plan would leave millions without insurance.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Another leaked tax return shows President Donald Trump paid around 38 million dollars in taxes in 2005. Wall Street Journal tax policy reporter Richard Rubin has details.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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For-profit college stocks have surged following the November election of Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell says the prospect of deregulation has created an upbeat mood among for-profit investors.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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Former Exxon Mobil CEO and now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an email alias to discuss climate change at the company. That's part of a probe into Exxon by New York's attorney general. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews explains.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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The Congressional Budget Office says millions more Americans would be left without insurance under the proposed House GOP healthcare plan. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson on the CBO scoring of the bill.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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The Commerce Department will issue its February retail sales report on Wednesday. Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics thinks consumers may have spent at a slower rate than during January.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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Financial markets usually are not thrilled at the prospect of higher interest rates. But the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says investors welcome the Fed's rate-tightening plans because it indicates a stronger economy.

7 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Fed policymakers are expected to raise interest rates at their meeting this week. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip tells us why a rate hike would signal a return to a more normal world.

6 min
Mar 13, 2017
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A study by a consulting firm finds House Republican's proposed health care plan would hit many rural areas particularly hard. The Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews says in some extreme cases, a consumer's health care costs might exceed annual income.

6 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Millions of consumers could soon see an improvement in their credit scores. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says major credit reporting firms are removing certain negative information from people's credit reports.

6 min
Mar 12, 2017
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A stronger than expected jobs report cleared the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this week. How many hikes might we see this year? When might the next one happen? WSJ's Steven Russolillo joins us with insights.

5 min
Mar 12, 2017
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All eyes are on interest rates ahead of the Fed meeting. We also get new retail sales, inflation and housing data. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us with what to watch this week with the economy.

5 min
Mar 11, 2017
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The S&P 500 rose after the jobs report showed robust hiring but the index notched its first weekly decline since January. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us with some context.

5 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Facebook is stepping up efforts to acquire rights to stream professional sporting events, as that content becomes a key element of its strategy to grow its video business. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman reports from San Francisco.

5 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Help wanted: America needs truck drivers. In 2015, American Trucking Associations estimated that for-hire trucking companies had nearly 50,000 fewer drivers than they needed. The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber reports.

5 min
Mar 10, 2017
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The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs last month, with unemployment falling to 4.7%. PNC deputy chief economist Gus Faucher explains how this news could impact next week's Federal Reserve meeting and future interest rate hikes.

5 min
Mar 9, 2017
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President Trump suggests a 90-day deadline for states to start projects. He also expresses interest in high-speed rail and a spectrum auction. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender reports from Washington.

5 min
Mar 9, 2017
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President Trump's daughter and her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, live in a house owned by a Chilean business titan. His company is suing the U.S. over a Minnesota mine. The Wall Street Journal's James Grimaldi reports from Washington.

6 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Groups representing hospitals, doctors and seniors are urging House Republican leaders to put the brakes on their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. The Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman reports from Washington.

7 min
Mar 8, 2017
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President Donald Trump has not been shy about taking credit for the post-election stock rally. The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo says Mr. Trump may want to dial back the celebrating.

6 min
Mar 8, 2017
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A corporate tax cut could give a big boost to companies' profits. But it may not be as big or come quite as soon as investors expect, says Justin Lahart of the Wall Street Journal.

7 min
Mar 8, 2017
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WikiLeaks has released thousands of documents and files that it says expose how the CIA hacks devices like smartphones and smart TV's. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris on the unauthorized disclosure.

6 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Generation X members have struggled to buy homes in recent years, partly due to the Great Recession. But a survey by the National Association of Realtors finds that slump over, says the trade group's Jessica Lautz.

6 min
Mar 7, 2017
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The Trump administration says it's delaying enforcement of new rules that would punish for-profit colleges if they leave students with high debt and weak job prospects. Details from Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell.

6 min
Mar 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung reports that struggling malls are looking to attract supermarkets to fill the void left by department store closings.

7 min
Mar 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Zitner on the House Republicans' new healthcare plan, which includes refundable tax credits.

6 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Snapchat is a hit with millennials, and the Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen says young people also love the parent company's stock.

5 min
Mar 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that scaled back his original immigration travel ban. The Wall Street Journal's Daniel Nasaw on the major changes in the new order.

6 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Existing immunotherapy drugs have made great strides in boosting survival rates in cancer patients. Now companies are battling to develop new drugs that can work even better, says the Wall Street Journal's Peter Loftus.

7 min
Mar 5, 2017
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Everyone who flies knows what a headache boarding an airplane can be. Scott McCartney, the Wall Street Journal's Middle Seat columnist, says airlines are working to simplify the process.

7 min
Mar 4, 2017
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Can we expect strength in hiring to continue? The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews this week's economic calendar, which is topped by February employment data.

7 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Stocks ended with small gains Friday. The Dow held onto 21,000 and the S&P is now on a six-week winning streak. Aaron Kuriloff at the Wall Street Journal explains what made this a winning week.

6 min
Mar 3, 2017
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At a speech in Chicago, Fed chair Janet Yellen said the economy has essentially met the Fed's employment goals and is nearing its inflation target. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says that signals a rate hike is likely at this month's policy meeting.

6 min
Mar 3, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens says a typo was responsible for Amazon.com's outage at its cloud-services unit Tuesday. An employee mistyped a command, knocking out many of Amazon's cloud services and disrupting U.S. Web traffic.

6 min
Mar 2, 2017
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After losing business over efforts to widen its customer base, McDonald's has decided to stick to basics as an affordable fast-food chain. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon says McDonald's is also also rolling out mobile ordering and payment.

6 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Corrie Driebusch talks about the big trading debut of Snap and the stock market's retreat from record highs.

7 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Ben Leubsdorf of the Wall Street Journal says markets are quite optimistic that Washington will get tax and regulatory reforms enacted. Maybe too optimistic, given the typically slow pace of the legislative process.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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The Trump Administration is developing a trade policy that would favor U.S law over the World Trade Organization. It's a way for the White House to take on countries it blames for unfair trading practices, says the Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin.

5 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Stocks blasted to new closing records in the wake of Donald Trump's speech to Congress. Two questions from Brad McMillan of Commonwealth Financial Network: how long can the rally last and how high can it go?

5 min
Mar 1, 2017
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An outage at Amazon Web Services disrupted Internet traffic across the U.S. Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan talks about the problem at AWS, the world's biggest cloud infrastructure provider.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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In his speech to Congress Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked Congress to come together and pass his policy priorities. But his wish list faces opposition from both parties, according to Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal.

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump needs people in key administration posts to help him enact his agenda. Hundreds require Senate approval. But only a handful of picks have been confirmed, according to Rebecca Ballhaus of the Wall Street Journal.

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed are some of the factors that characterize employee burnout. Studies show the problem is getting worse, according to Rachel Feintzeig of the Wall Street Journal.

5 min
Feb 28, 2017
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A new report finds home prices rose at the fastest pace in two and 1/2 years. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto says the five percent-plus growth has been occurring despite rising interest rates.

7 min
Feb 27, 2017
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A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll on President Donald Trump finds a historically high negative approval rating for a new president. But WSJ reporter Mike Bender says Mr. Trump is getting support from a "critical middle" of voters.

5 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Nothing like this had happened before in Academy Awards history. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz talks about the Best Picture Oscar being presented to the wrong movie.

6 min
Feb 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ian Talley says President Trump's speech to Congress highlights this week's global economic calendar. Speeches by Fed governor Lael Brainard and Fed chair Janet Yellen will also be closely watched.

6 min
Feb 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney tells us about the rise and fall of Nasty Gal, an online fashion retailer that went from rapid growth to bankruptcy.

6 min
Feb 26, 2017
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Apparently, it's a product few adolescent girls can go without: slime. The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Byron says tweens are earning a pretty penny making and selling the stuff.

6 min
Feb 25, 2017
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Nascar is facing a steady decline in TV viewership and other troubles. Wrapping up a two-part discussion, Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle looks at possible fixes.

5 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Once hot, Nascar is cooling off, running into many troubles. In a two-part series, Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle describes Nascar's demographic and cultural challenges.

6 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Stocks rallied in late trading Friday; the Dow Jones Industrials rebounded in the final minutes to end up 11 points at its eleventh straight record finish. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch runs down trading for Friday and the week.

6 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Sales of new homes rose 3.7 percent in January from December, boosted by strong demand. And February consumer sentiment remained high, though off a 13-year high in January. Both are solid reports, says Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisors.

7 min
Feb 23, 2017
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The Business Roundtable, a corporate trade group, delivered a letter to President Trump outlining regulations they want repealed or changed. Manufacturing executives also met with Mr. Trump on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos has details.

6 min
Feb 23, 2017
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The FCC has opened unlicensed airwaves for new 4G LTE wireless devices. The Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon says it's a part of the spectrum now used largely for Wi-Fi.

5 min
Feb 23, 2017
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In 2007, billionaire investor Warren Buffett bet that his index fund would outperform an asset manager's hedge fund over a decade. The Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman tells us how both investments have fared in this one million dollar bet.

7 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Automakers have written new EPA chief Scott Pruitt, asking the agency to reverse decisions locking in fuel-economy and emissions standards. An update from Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Spector.

6 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting found that the central bank anticipated raising interest rates "fairly soon." Jim Awad of Plimsoll Mark Capital said the minutes boosted chances a rate hike could come in March, but only "slightly."

5 min
Feb 22, 2017
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January existing-home sales rose to their highest level in ten years, according to the National Association of Realtors. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun says home demand remains brisk despite tight inventories.

6 min
Feb 21, 2017
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The Department of Homeland Security has issued new memos that implement executive orders signed by President Trump on immigration. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler tells us the memos say nearly anybody living in the U.S. is now subject to deportation.

7 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Booming U.S. demand for organic food has prompted a big jump in imported grain. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge says U.S. organic farmers charge their foreign rivals face less strict requirements when certifying their imports as organic.

7 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Both Wal-Mart and Home Depot reported strong fourth quarter sales. Macy's sales fell, though its profit topped estimates. All three retailers are well-positioned against their chief competitors, says Burt Flickinger of Strategic Resource Group.

7 min
Feb 20, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Erica Phillips says shipments into U.S. ports surged in January. Reasons include rising consumer confidence and a strong dollar.

6 min
Feb 20, 2017
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This week we get the latest Fed minutes, manufacturing, the global economy and home sales. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell joins us from the Washington newsroom with what to watch.

6 min
Feb 19, 2017
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Ken Perkins previews what to watch this week from Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Macy's and TJX. The president of Retail Metrics joins John Wordock.

6 min
Feb 18, 2017
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If President Trump drops the North American Free Trade Agreement, pickup trucks made in Mexico would be subject to the decades-old "chicken tax." The Wall Street Journal's Robbie Whelan tells us about this hefty import duty.

6 min
Feb 17, 2017
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Wall Street is cheering President Trump's business resume. But will that bolster U.S. economic growth? Greg Ip, chief economics commentator for the Wall Street Journal, takes a closer look.

5 min
Feb 17, 2017
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U.S. stocks rose to new records Friday, with a big week for Apple and news of a Kraft Heinz-Unilever merge driving up the market. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Kuriloff breaks it down.

7 min
Feb 17, 2017
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The White House faces a mushrooming number of investigations and inquiries on Capitol Hill, where some Republicans are demanding more information about contacts with Russian officials. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender reports.

6 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Young consumers, many of them teens, are flocking to reselling sites to recycle their clothing. The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar says this online apparel sector has become a more-than two billion dollar business.

6 min
Feb 16, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo says higher interest rates are already impacting the housing market on a number of fronts at the start of the new year. He cites higher mortgage rates and falling housing starts.

6 min
Feb 16, 2017
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The decision to withhold information underscores the deep mistrust between the intelligence community and the president over his team's contacts with the Russian government. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris reports.

5 min
Feb 15, 2017
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General Motors is weighing a sale of its German-based Opel unit. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias says it's part of GM CEO Mary Barra's preference for profitability over size.

5 min
Feb 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Maloney says PepsiCo's emphasis on healthier products boosted revenue and earnings. But its guidance for 2017 was weak.

6 min
Feb 15, 2017
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Americans opened up their wallets last month. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose four tenths percent. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf said the gains were across the board except for the auto sector, which had a weak month.

5 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Shopping mall owners are trying to revamp their aging properties. But the Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Kapner says anchor stores often use previously-signed agreements to prevent malls from performing modifications.

7 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen testified on the economy and interest rates in front of a Senate panel Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson says Yellen left the door open for a possible rate hike next month.

6 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Apple's stock has been on a roll, hitting a new closing high on Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says investors are bullish on Apple ahead of the next iPhone.

7 min
Feb 13, 2017
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Pop superstar Prince died last April, but the Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp says two advisors who were close to Prince are battling for control over what happens to his estate.

6 min
Feb 13, 2017
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There's really no argument that America's roads, bridges and tunnels are in need of repair. The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison details the roadblocks that President Trump's one trillion dollar infrastructure plan faces.

7 min
Feb 13, 2017
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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting President Trump to discuss trade, immigration and energy. The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin says the meeting will likely provide a glimpse of how Trump would seek to overhaul the NAFTA trade deal.

6 min
Feb 12, 2017
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses Congress, plus we see new retail, consumer and housing data this week. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins us with a look at what economists will be watching.

6 min
Feb 11, 2017
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A shrinking role in the global grain market coupled with a strong dollar and higher costs for seeds is driving U.S. farmers out of business. The Wall Street Journal's Jesse Newman reports from Chicago.

6 min
Feb 10, 2017
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Major U.S. stock indexes ended the week at fresh records, buoyed by corporate earnings as well as the prospect of tax cuts and relaxed regulation. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Kuriloff joins us in the studio.

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