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Closing Bell Brief for Tuesday, November 20th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Stocks get pummeled, wiping out gains for 2018. Not just tech stocks - other sectors like retailers and energy companies are getting clobbered, too. A House committee plans to investigate Ivanka Trump's use of a private email server.

1 Min

Nov 20, 2018

11.20.18 Customers providing the customer service; Refinancing your car loan

The Clark Howard Podcast

Customers providing the customer service; Refinancing your car loan

34 Min

Nov 20, 2018

Retailers See Strong Sales But Profit Pressure

WSJ What’s News

P.M. Edition for November 20: Retailers including Target and Best Buy reported strong sales for the latest quarter. But the Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar says retailers' profit margins have been dinged by factors such as rising investments.

6 Min

Nov 20, 2018

Midday Brief for Tuesday, November 20th

WSJ Minute Briefing

U.S. stocks continued sliding in early Tuesday trading. Samsung plans 5G technology and more cameras on its 10th anniversary phones. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 Min

Nov 20, 2018

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5 min
Nov 20, 2018
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The October-into-November market downturn has forced investors to be more careful about investing, and has turned them toward companies that might be insulated from an economic decline. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains.

8 min
Nov 20, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 20th: With Facebook under increasing pressure, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has adopted a more aggressive style. But that's creating internal tensions at the company. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has the details.

1 min
Nov 20, 2018
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U.S. stocks begin the week on a down note. Earnings reports roll on. David's Bridal files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. And a non-comedian will star in the next White House Correspondents' Dinner. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

34 min
Nov 19, 2018
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Home prices slowing; Travel junk fees

1 min
Nov 19, 2018
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The autumn market rout continued Monday, with several key tech names falling to or approaching bear territory. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Nov 19, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 19th: Apple is facing lower-than-expected demand for its new iPhones, and that's causing trouble along the company's supply chain, with suppliers having to adjust their business. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details.

1 min
Nov 19, 2018
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Cable TV and satellite TV customers cut the cord last quarter in one of the largest seasonal drops ever. Nissan's chairman arrested for financial misconduct. Former GE vice chairman John Rice to return to the company as chairman of its gas power business. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Nov 19, 2018
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Plenty of earnings reports are out before Thanksgiving. Pfizer plans to raise prices on 41 of its prescription drugs next year. And the Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program had a record year. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

9 min
Nov 19, 2018
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Thanksgiving week brings a light economic calendar. But we will see some data on housing, durable goods orders, and consumer sentiment. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney has the details.

8 min
Nov 19, 2018
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People in their 20s and 30s are finding it harder than previous generations to save for retirement. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen has tips on how they can boost savings, like putting 10 percent aside for a 401(k).

6 min
Nov 17, 2018
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It was a tough week for technology shares, with rising fears of a slowdown in sales. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn says investors are getting out of growth stocks and getting more defensive with sectors such as consumer staples.

34 min
Nov 16, 2018
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Clark Stinks; Americans are eating less fast food

1 min
Nov 16, 2018
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The Dow rallied Friday while tech shares pulled the Nasdaq lower. Overall, a bad week for the markets. Trump sounds an upbeat note on trade. A downbeat forecast from chip maker Nvidia. Retail stocks slide. Charlie Turner reports.

6 min
Nov 16, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 16th: Some college football fans are struggling with a change in the nation's tax code that no longer allows them to write-off the bulk of their season-ticket costs. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Bachman has more on the changes.

1 min
Nov 16, 2018
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A judge grants emergency motion to restore White House pass for CNN's Jim Acosta. Florida's Senate election goes to a manual recount. Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman dies. Charlie Turner reports.

31 min
Nov 16, 2018
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Amazon heads towards Crystal City, Virginia and Long Island City, New York, startups "veganize" traditional Thanksgiving dishes and the family business of Nuts.com

5 min
Nov 16, 2018
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In the nation's largest cities, more than a quarter of all workers have changed jobs because they're fed up with their commute. Dawn Fay of staffing company Robert Half explains how companies could assist in providing an easier commute.

1 min
Nov 16, 2018
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Imports are surging at U.S. ports, ahead of the next round of tariffs. MoviePass saw a decline in subscribers in the latest quarter. And use of e-cigarettes among teens is soaring, as federal regulators crack down. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Nov 16, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 16th: A fight is brewing between federal regulators and big tobacco, as the Food and Drug Administration moves forward with plans for a nationwide ban on menthol cigarettes. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Maloney has the details.

45 min
Nov 15, 2018
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Can't We All Just Get Along?

34 min
Nov 15, 2018
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Vanguard customer satisfaction drop; Flavored e cigs; New Amazon DVR

1 min
Nov 15, 2018
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Stocks rally, led by a rebound in tech stocks. FDA says it will seek a nationwide ban on menthol cigarettes. Facebook admits it was slow to respond to Russian activity, but denies it ignored or overlooked warning signs. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Nov 15, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 15th: The world's largest retailer has good news heading into the holiday season. Walmart posted strong sales in the third quarter, as we head into the busy shopping season. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has the details.

1 min
Nov 15, 2018
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A judge orders Florida to give midterm voters a chance to verify their ballot signatures. U.K. government ministers quit over P.M. May's Brexit deal. Amazon's "Black Friday Deals Week" kicks off tomorrow. Charlie Turner reports.

6 min
Nov 15, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 15th: Morale is lower among Facebook employees, in what's been a difficult year for the company. Facebook has seen a sharp decline in its stock price, amid ongoing criticism. The Wall Street Journal's Kirsten Grind has the details.

1 min
Nov 15, 2018
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Retail sales figures for October are out Thursday. Macy's reports strong sales heading into the holiday season. Berkshire Hathaway has a $4 billion stake in the nation's largest bank. And auctions of high-frequency spectrum licenses began this week. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
Nov 15, 2018
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A surprising number of people admit they do not remember what caused the 2008 financial crisis, and cannot identify how the economy has recovered since. Dan Egan of the Betterment financial adviser company reveals more surprises from a recent survey.

34 min
Nov 14, 2018
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Amazon's new HQ2 cities; VA nursing home outrage; Banks working with the DMV

1 min
Nov 14, 2018
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Stocks end lower in a rocky session, led by declines in tech and financial shares. Investors were also worried about a global slowdown. Brexit clears a hurdle. Kevin McCarthy to become House Minority leader. Uber posts slower sales growth. Charlie Turner reports.

10 min
Nov 14, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 14th: The Wall Street Journal has released its first-ever ranking of U.S. Airports - and Denver International Airport tops the list. WSJ Middle Seat Columnist Scott McCartney has the details on who tops the list - and who ended up at the bottom.

1 min
Nov 14, 2018
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Death toll climbs in three major California fires. McConnell and Schumer re-elected to Senate leadership posts. Retail inflation grows at the fastest pace since the start of the year. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Nov 14, 2018
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Blue Apron is laying off more employees. WeWork secures $3 billion from SoftBank. And more than 10,000 Amazon employees are working on Alexa, and Echo devices. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

10 min
Nov 14, 2018
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A new Wells Fargo retirement study shows that as life expectancy increases, 40% of U.S. workers are worried about not having enough money in retirement past age 85. Wells Fargo Asset Management's Fredrik Axsater has tips for making smart decisions in planning for retirement.

7 min
Nov 14, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 14th: Congress will have a record number of women next year. And advocates are hoping to build on that progress by sustaining the momentum of the midterms. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook has more details.

34 min
Nov 13, 2018
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Used cars are costing more; Mailbox crimes; 3D printing glasses

1 min
Nov 13, 2018
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A stock rally fizzles as oil prices continue their slide. Could a White House shakeup include Chief of Staff John Kelly? Layoffs hit Starbucks' corporate workforce. Charlie Turner reports.

8 min
Nov 13, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 13th: Amazon has named the homes of its new headquarters: Long Island City, in New York, and Arlington County's Crystal City neighborhood, in Virginia. The announcement Tuesday ends a more than yearlong public competition that drew 238 candidates from across the country. The Wall Street Journal's Keiko Morris has the details.

1 min
Nov 13, 2018
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Amazon selects both New York City and northern Virginia as locations for its new headquarters. CNN sues the White House over revoking Jim Acosta's credentials. Boeing allegedly withheld information about hazards tied to a deadly crash. Charlie Turner reports.

8 min
Nov 13, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 13th: A split Congress returns to Washington this week with a full agenda. First up: agreeing on a spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown on December 8th. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson has the details.

1 min
Nov 13, 2018
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U.S. stocks start the week off with a tech rout. Congress returns to Washington. Snapchat's parent company loses another employee. And Facebook allows French regulators to monitor the company. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Nov 13, 2018
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Before too long, the government will spend more on debt than it will on other priorities, like national defense and Medicaid. The reason is that interest costs are skyrocketing, according to the Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson.

1 min
Nov 12, 2018
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Apple triggers a tech wipeout, sending markets tumbling. The Dow falls 602 points. Goldman Sachs' stock plummets over the 1MDB scandal. Oil prices fall for the eleventh straight day. Charlie Turner reports.

35 min
Nov 12, 2018
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Google and Facebook end arbitration clauses; Paying at the pump; Tiny homes helping homeless vets

8 min
Nov 12, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 12th: Firefighters in California are still battling two deadly wildfires - the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire. The Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth has more details on the damage and the challenges of bringing the fires under control.

1 min
Nov 12, 2018
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Death toll rises in massive California wildfires. Congress is back in session. FDA may add sesame to list of allergens to be listed on food labels. Charlie Turner reports.

6 min
Nov 12, 2018
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In the wake of October's series of stock market selloffs, bulls have re-emerged aiming to scoop up bargains. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Michael Wursthorn discusses whether this means expected market growth for 2019.

1 min
Nov 12, 2018
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Stock markets are open, but bond markets and most banks are closed for Veterans Day. Tyson Foods and Macy's are among the companies reporting earnings this week. And Sears begins liquidation sales at additional stores. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
Nov 12, 2018
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The economic calendar picks up after Veterans Day on Monday, with the consumer price index, retail sales, and industrial production data on tap. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has the details.

6 min
Nov 10, 2018
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Stocks fell Friday, but have now advanced for two straight weeks after a rough October. The Wall Street Journal's Jessica Menton says investors will monitor retail earnings and retail sales, to gauge consumer demand as we head toward the holidays.

34 min
Nov 9, 2018
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Clark Stinks; Veterans Day

1 min
Nov 9, 2018
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Stocks fall sharply as oil prices slide again. The Wall Street Journal says Democrats will try to reverse tax cuts for the wealthy when they assume control of the House. The FDA reportedly wants to ban menthol cigarettes. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Nov 9, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 9: A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The Wall Street Journal's Miguel Bustillo says this raises questions about whether Keystone XL will ever be built.

1 min
Nov 9, 2018
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U.S. crude oil prices enter bear territory, pulling stocks lower. The Keystone XL pipeline is on hold after a federal judge blocks the Trump administration's permit. The FDA plans to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes and limit their access to children. J.R. Whalen reports.

24 min
Nov 9, 2018
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The impact of the midterm results, an MIT invention and the backstory of a $4 million healthcare company

6 min
Nov 9, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Tracy explains how House Democrats, once they take office in January, will try to legislate changes when it comes to Wall Street and the big banks.

1 min
Nov 9, 2018
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Google responds to employee walkouts. Walt Disney Company reports record profits. Coca-Cola plans to launch Coke-branded energy drinks, but its partner Monster beverage lodges a complaint. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Nov 9, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 9th: McDonald's is getting caught in the middle of tensions between the U.S. and Russia. But its solution there, so far, is using more local suppliers, and launching a new marketing campaign. The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Grove has more.

34 min
Nov 8, 2018
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Investing limits increasing; CVS receipts; Your customer service score

1 min
Nov 8, 2018
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U.S. stocks fell, as U.S. crude oil entered a bear market. Saudi Arabia studies the oil-market impact of an OPEC breakup. The Federal Reserve gives a mostly upbeat assessment of the economy. And Walt Disney posts a record annual profit. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Nov 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 8th: A split Congress will have several issues to wrangle with, including U.S. trade policy. And Democrats taking the House majority - and demanding concessions - could complicate those efforts. The Wall Street Journal's William Mauldin explains.

1 min
Nov 8, 2018
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Police search for a motive after at least 12 people were shot and killed at a Thousand Oaks, Calif. country-western bar. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in a fall. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani among candidates to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Nov 8, 2018
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President Trump vows to retaliate against any investigations launched by Congress. Russia could be a winner in U.S. sanctions against Iran. Google plans to significantly raise its staff levels in New York City. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Nov 8, 2018
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Heard on the Street columnist Jon Sindreu explains why equity markets are likely to show gains following the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

8 min
Nov 8, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 8: Now that Democrats will control the House, Trump and Republicans will likely find it harder to enact policies on issues such as trade and taxes. More from the Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson.

1 min
Nov 7, 2018
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Stocks skyrocket after midterm elections result in a split Congress. Analysts say it could make radical policy chances less likely. Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Charlie Turner reports.

34 min
Nov 7, 2018
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Car recalls; Your Facebook info is for sale; Wireless mesh routers

13 min
Nov 7, 2018
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Election Insights: Executive Washington editor Gerald Seib analyzes the midterm elections that saw Democrats win control of the House. He discusses how the relationship between Democrats and President Trump could play out.

1 min
Nov 7, 2018
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Wall Street indicates optimism following Tuesday's midterm elections. U.S.-North Korean nuclear talks have been postponed until further notice. Investigation into the Lion Air jet crash in Indonesia reveals different settings on equipment used by the pilot and co-pilot. J.R. Whalen reports.

39 min
Nov 7, 2018
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It's a "Choose Your Own Adventure" Election!

8 min
Nov 7, 2018
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As expected, the Democrats re-took the House and the GOP kept hold of the Senate. Bill Stone of Avalon Advisors says Wall Street likes the lack of surprise. He also predicts zero chance of a rollback in tax cuts.

0 min
Nov 7, 2018
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Americans now have a divided Congress on Capitol Hill. Democrats pick up key governorships. And President Trump reacts to Tuesday's results. John Wordock reports from Washington.

12 min
Nov 7, 2018
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The midterm elections have resulted in a split Congress, with Democrats taking control of the House and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate. The Wall Street Journal's Natalie Andrews, Shelby Holliday, and Byron Tau have analysis and discuss what comes next.

7 min
Nov 7, 2018
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The midterms elections were just the start of a busy November that Wall Street is watching closely. Reporter Amrith Ramkumar outlines key domestic and international events that could impact markets.

34 min
Nov 6, 2018
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International airfares to increase; Eliminating home internet with your cell phone plan

1 min
Nov 6, 2018
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Stocks rise as investors await midterm election results. Is a post-election rally in the offing? Maybe, but experts say the markets face new challenges such as higher interest rates, geopolitical tensions and earnings. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Nov 6, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 6: Acting on a tip from law enforcement, Facebook said it took down over 100 accounts engaged in misinformation on the eve of the midterm elections. More from the Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman.