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Blue Chips Shine Despite Trade Battles

WSJ What's News

Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrials have been strong despite their potential vulnerability to a trade fight. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn says that for now, investors don't think tariffs will have long-lasting effects on the economy or earnings.

5 Min

Sep 22, 2018

Closing Bell Brief for Friday, September 21st

WSJ Minute Briefing

Another record close for the Dow, as concerns about a trade war eased. Trump won't declassify sensitive Russian-related material. Nothing far-fetched about Farfetch's trading debut. Charlie Turner reports.

1 Min

Sep 21, 2018

35 Min

Sep 21, 2018

Drugmakers' Free Services: Are They Kickbacks?

WSJ What's News

P.M. Edition for September 21: Drugmakers say free services such as nursing and co-pay assistance help doctors and patients. But they've drawn federal and state scrutiny over whether they violate anti-kickback laws. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Loftus explains.

7 Min

Sep 21, 2018

Midday Brief for Friday, September 21st

WSJ Minute Briefing

President Challenges Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser in a tweet. British Prime Minister Theresa May asks for more 'Brexit' proposals regarding the fate of Northern Ireland. Google considered how to adjust search results in response to Trump's 2017 travel ban. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 Min

Sep 21, 2018

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26 min
Sep 21, 2018
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What's up with Elon Musk now and why are there so many hip, new coffee companies?

7 min
Sep 21, 2018
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Sports car brand Aston Martin intends to pursue an aggressive IPO in early October that would value the company at about $6.7 billion. Wall Street Journal senior reporter William Boston has details and explains why some on Wall Street are skeptical.

8 min
Sep 21, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 21st: Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century, has compounded an already complicated economic situation for the island. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Scurria has more on the challenges ahead.

1 min
Sep 21, 2018
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Record closes for the Dow and S&P 500 rekindle investors' hopes. E-cigarette use is soaring among teens. Wells Fargo is cutting jobs. And oil producers are meeting this weekend to talk production. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

35 min
Sep 20, 2018
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Another Google technological breakthrough; Food fraud; Great place to buy used cars

1 min
Sep 20, 2018
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Record closes for the Dow, S&P. Kavanaugh accuser reportedly willing to testify under certain conditions. A major reshuffling for the S&P 500 index. Amazon unveils new Alexa-enabled chips for home appliances. Charlie Turner reports.

6 min
Sep 20, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 20: In a sign of a tight labor market, first-time jobless claims remain at the lowest levels in 49 years. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says it'll take a few weeks to gauge Hurricane Florence's impact on jobless claims.

1 min
Sep 20, 2018
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Senate Republicans give Brett Kavanaugh's accuser until Friday to commit to appearing at a Monday hearing. Stocks hit new highs in early Thursday trading. Comcast and 21st Century Fox to vie for London-based Sky in a weekend auction. J.R. Whalen reports.

6 min
Sep 20, 2018
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Investors have been steering their resources toward defensive sectors in the S&P 500 as a way to protect against strong market swings. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains.

8 min
Sep 20, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 20th: Cars are now coming with new apps that allow drivers to do everything from ask for directions to order food. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias has more on why safety advocates are concerned about in-car technology.

1 min
Sep 20, 2018
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The S&P 500's biggest gainers this month are in safe sectors. Antitrust authorities in the EU are looking into Amazon. And AutoNation's CEO is stepping down. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Sep 19, 2018
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Dow, S&P close higher while Nasdaq slips. The EU targets Amazon. Tilray gets government OK to import cannabis for a medical study. Companies are not taking advantage of the one-time tax break on repatriated profits. Charlie Turner reports.

10 min
Sep 19, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 19: The Wall Street Journal's Doug MacMillan talks about Gmail's Smart Reply, which suggests responses that users can click when replying to emails. Google is rolling out Smart Reply to all of its 1.4 billion active accounts.

1 min
Sep 19, 2018
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Timeline for a vote on Brett Kavanuagh's Supreme Court nomination called into question. New agreement between the Koreas could restart diplomatic talks between the U.S. and the North. Google working with T-Mobile to better pinpoint the location of Android users who dial 911. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Sep 19, 2018
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An upcoming freeze on corporate stock buybacks could mean volatility creeping back into equity markets. Wall Street markets reporter Amrith Ramkumar explains.

8 min
Sep 19, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 19th: Facebook has been engaged in discussions with U.S. banks to get detailed financial information about customers for years, before coming under fire for its handling of user data. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis has the details.

1 min
Sep 19, 2018
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A top regulator has a message for the SEC. A new study finds women at startups get less than half the amount of equity of men. And benefits and bonuses are rising faster than wages and salaries. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Sep 18, 2018
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Stocks end the day with gains, despite escalating trade tensions. The Justice Department orders two Chinese media groups to register as foreign agents. New details about the Danske Bank scandal. And Marsh & McLennan acquires a U.K. insurer.

8 min
Sep 18, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 18th: The U.S. has announced another round of tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports. And China quickly retaliated in kind, with new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Schlesinger has more.

1 min
Sep 18, 2018
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China announces $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. Senators will hear sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday. Hurricane Florence has created a housing shortage in parts of North Carolina. J.R. Whalen reports.

9 min
Sep 18, 2018
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Institutional investors are turning to computers and algorithms to scoop up large numbers of single-family homes as rental properties. Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Dezember explains how the computers can gather precise detail about homes.

1 min
Sep 18, 2018
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Prosecutors request sentencing for Michael Flynn. General Mills and AutoZone report earnings. Dell makes a push to go private. And the path is clear for a merger between Cigna and Express Scripts. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
Sep 18, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 18th: It's not too early to start thinking about the holiday season - especially if you're a retailer running short on potential holiday hires. The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Kapner has more on the struggles of hiring in a tight labor market.

1 min
Sep 17, 2018
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Markets lower, bracing for President Trump's announcement on tariffs against China. Amazon down 3% on a WSJ report detailing suspected leaks and bribes of employees. Investors turning to options to hedge against market volatility around November's midterm elections. J.R. Whalen reports.

35 min
Sep 17, 2018
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Helping Florence victims; Teenage big rig drivers?; DNA testing concerns

8 min
Sep 17, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 17th: The economic impact of major storms like Florence can be devastating for individuals. But studies show the impact on the broader economy is often very little. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry explains.

1 min
Sep 17, 2018
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North Carolina braces for several days of more rain from Florence. Puerto Rico takes a hard line on paying out relief for Hurricane Maria victims. The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may be delayed after sexual assault allegations surface. J.R. Whalen reports.

9 min
Sep 17, 2018
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Wall Street Journal 'Intelligent Investor' columnist Jason Zweig discusses the new book 'Mastering the Market Cycle' and the notion that investors can spot trends in the market. However, they often misread shorter-term market moves as trends and inject their own current emotions in their analysis.

8 min
Sep 17, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 17th: There's plenty of housing data on tap this week, that could indicate whether a somewhat slow summer will continue heading into the fall. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson previews this week's economic data.

1 min
Sep 17, 2018
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Housing data is in the spotlight this week. Plus, earnings from FedEx and General Mills. Economists say tariffs have had little impact on the U.S. economy. And more state attorneys general want to talk about social media concerns. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

5 min
Sep 15, 2018
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Stocks were little changed Friday but closed higher for the week. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn says trade issues continue to inject uncertainty into the markets.

1 min
Sep 14, 2018
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A flat end to a positive week for stocks. New trade concerns weigh on markets. Hurricane Florence turns deadly. Streaming TV prices are on the rise. Charlie Turner reports.

35 min
Sep 14, 2018
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Clark Stinks; The end of payday loans

9 min
Sep 14, 2018
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P.M. Edition: Fewer homeowners in Florence's path have flood insurance than five years ago. The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism says many people don't realize most homeowner insurance excludes flood coverage, which they must buy separately.

31 min
Sep 14, 2018
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A decade after the financial crisis, where are we now, plus the FDA threatens the future of vaping.

7 min
Sep 14, 2018
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While an interest rate increase be the Federal Reserve is widely expected in September, Wall Street Journal chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos explains why increases in December and beyond are not as certain.

10 min
Sep 14, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 14th: This week, Hurricane Hunters have been flying into the eye of Hurricane Florence, to gather essential data about the storm. The Wall Street Journal's Valerie Bauerlein joined them on Tuesday, and describes the experience.

1 min
Sep 14, 2018
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Forecasters say Hurricane Florence poses a catastrophic threat. Friday brings plenty of economic data. Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke says credit-related factors need more attention. And Volkswagen is ending production of the Beetle. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Sep 13, 2018
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Strong gains for U.S. stocks Thursday. Economists say tariffs haven't affected economic growth yet. House Republicans vote to extend individual tax cuts. Facebook to begin fact-checking posted photos and videos. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Sep 13, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 13: In Thursday tweets, President Trump denied the estimated death toll of three thousand from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. He also hit back at comments from JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. More from the Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus.

1 min
Sep 13, 2018
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Florence to arrive in North Carolina Thursday but fewer residents have flood insurance than five years ago. General Motors recalling more than a million late-model pickup trucks and SUVs over a steering defect. Scientists believe children should not play tackle football before age 14. J.R. Whalen reports.

6 min
Sep 13, 2018
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The recent highs registered by stocks in the Dow Jones Transportation Average indicate the broader Dow Jones Industrial Average may be poised to set fresh records. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains.

1 min
Sep 13, 2018
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Kroger reports earnings. The Senate Commerce Committee sets a hearing with tech companies. Pope Francis meets with high-ranking church officials. And Bob Woodward's new book has a big first day. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Sep 13, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 13th: Apple unveiled its latest tech gear, including new iPhones with larger displays, and an Apple Watch with new fitness features. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more on Apple's latest product showcase, and its business strategy.

1 min
Sep 12, 2018
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A mixed showing for the key U.S. averages. Apple unveils three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. CBS says Jeff Fager is out as executive producer of "60 Minutes." Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Sep 12, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 12: Lobbying groups representing thousands of companies are ramping up their campaign against tariffs on foreign imports, telling the Trump administration the levies will hurt their industries. More from the Wall Street Journal's Andrew Duehren.

1 min
Sep 12, 2018
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Hurricane Florence expected to hit the coasts of the Carolinas Thursday or Friday. Businesses align to opposed U.S. tariffs on imported goods. FDA commissioner considering pulling all e-cigarettes from the U.S. market. J.R. Whalen reports.

6 min
Sep 12, 2018
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Wall Street Journal markets reporter Ben Eisen explains how many investors are finding it difficult to profit from big tech stocks as a result of using structured notes.

1 min
Sep 12, 2018
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The Federal Reserve releases the Beige Book. Apple unveils its new iPhones. And local governments are buying up dying malls. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Sep 12, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 12th: With Hurricane Florence on a path toward the East Coast, many are watching the latest forecast maps to track the storm. The Wall Street Journal's Arian Campo-Flores has some tips.

35 min
Sep 11, 2018
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Clark reflects on the 9/11 anniversary; Rx cash drug prices; Longevity of appliances

1 min
Sep 11, 2018
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Despite trade concerns, stocks ended the day with gains. China is reassuring foreign investors. China and Russia make a tech deal. And could global oil demand peak in five years? Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Sep 11, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 11th: It's been four years since One World Trade Center opened, but roughly 20% of the building's office space has yet to be filled. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant has more on the challenges of leasing space in the building.

1 min
Sep 11, 2018
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Hurricane Florence expected to pound the Southeastern U.S. on Thursday. Chinese leaders meeting with Wall Street executives to calm investors' fears. One way to curb your iPhone addiction could be to go gray. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Sep 11, 2018
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Hurricane Florence grows as coastal evacuations begin. Cryptocurrency startups combine as a Wall Street blockchain effort falters. Tuesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

6 min
Sep 11, 2018
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Apple is supersizing its iPhone lineup, aiming to drive profit in its biggest business despite stagnant unit sales. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details.

6 min
Sep 11, 2018
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Apple faces a balancing act: maintain strong price points on its iPhones to appease Wall Street, but also keep customers happy. Heard on the Street columnist Dan Gallagher explains.

35 min
Sep 10, 2018
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Debit card fraud; Non competes suppress salaries; Cost of car ownership

1 min
Sep 10, 2018
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The Nasdaq and S&P 500 each snap four-session losing streaks. CBS stock down roughly 1.5% on news CEO Leslie Moonves is stepping down following more sexual misconduct allegations. Oil analysts fear a seasonal slowdown in demand could send prices significantly lower. J.R. Whalen reports.

9 min
Sep 10, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 10th: CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is stepping down following the publication of a second magazine article detailing sexual misconduct accusations against him. WSJ media reporter Joe Flint discusses CBS's ongoing investigation as well as what could jeopardize a financial settlement between Moonves and CBS.

1 min
Sep 10, 2018
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CBS CEO Leslie Moonves' departure prompts investigations into whether sexual harassment is rampant at the company. Hurricane Florence expected to reach the Southeastern U.S. on Thursday. Snap, Inc. strategy chief leaving the company as the Snapchat app faces declines in users. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Sep 10, 2018
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Keep an eye on CBS stock today following news CEO Leslie Moonves is stepping down. Details on this and other stories from John Wordock.

7 min
Sep 10, 2018
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Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett explains why he declined to inject life-saving cash into Lehman Brothers at the start of the 2008 financial crisis.

7 min
Sep 10, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 10th: This week brings the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, the consumer price index, and the latest retail sales numbers. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney has more on the economic data out this week.

6 min
Sep 8, 2018
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Stocks lost ground this week, led by technology. The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar says strong revenue growth has helped U.S. stocks, but that could reverse if trade concerns linger.

1 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Stocks fall on more trade worries. Trump set to slap tariffs on 267 billion dollars in Chinese imports. That's on top of 200 billion in planned tariffs on China, which Apple says will hurt its business. Tesla hit by more executive exits. Charlie Turner reports.

35 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Clark Stinks; A millennial landlord horror story

8 min
Sep 7, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 7th: Elon Musk is back in the spotlight, this time for appearing to smoke marijuana on camera during a live interview with comedian Joe Rogan. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more on why it's putting Musk under more scrutiny.

1 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Verizon's Tim Armstrong planning his exit. A U.S.-China trade resolution is fading. Several high-end camping and outdoor gear manufacturers asked Walmart to take their products off of Walmart.com. J.R. Whalen reports.

9 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Special Edition for September 7: Analysis of the August employment report. Employers added 201,000 jobs to the U.S. economy, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9%. J.P. Morgan Chase's Jim Glassman explains how markets and the Federal Reserve are likely to interpret the data.

1 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Employers added 201,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in August, more than Wall Street projected, and the unemployment rate held steady 3.9%. J.R. Whalen reports.

28 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Silicon Valley heads to Capitol Hill and Colin Kaepernick partners with Nike

9 min
Sep 7, 2018
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During each of their four years of college, college students (and their parents) can take specific action to help establish and build a good credit rating. Wall Street Journal news editor Demetria Gallegos explains.

1 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Harvey Weinstein could face additional charges. Friday's calendar brings the August jobs report. New York and New Jersey are investigating sex abuse in the Catholic Church. And the Oscars is scrapping plans for a popular film category. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Sep 7, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 7th: Starbucks opens its first store in Italy on Friday. The reserve roastery will offer Italian staples like espresso, and even pizza. But will the strategy bring in Italian customers? The Wall Street Journal's Eric Sylvers has the details.

43 min
Sep 6, 2018
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Kav-uh-nah-ha!

35 min
Sep 6, 2018
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Wait to buy new iPhone; Addictive video games; Flood insurance

1 min
Sep 6, 2018
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Tech stocks tumble for a second day. CBS said to be negotiating a possible exit for CEO Leslie Moonves. Wells Fargo's wholesale banking unit reportedly being investigated for possible fraud. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Sep 6, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 6th: Harvard University tops the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, despite a pending affirmative action case. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn has more on who else landed at the top of the list.

1 min
Sep 6, 2018
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Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, deny writing a New York Times Op-Ed piece critical of the president. Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continue. Ford recalls 2,000 F-150 trucks. J.R. Whalen reports.

6 min
Sep 6, 2018
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Although Apple was the first company to cross $1 trillion in market capitalization last month, and Amazon followed suit this week, Heard on the Street columnist Dan Gallagher explains why investors should expect Amazon to overtake Apple as the world's most valuable company.