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Closing Bell Brief for Wednesday, August 15th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Techs lead stocks lower. Uber says quarterly revenue and bookings rise sharply. Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director Brennan. Major banks come out against a proposal to ease the Volker rule. Charlie Turner reports.

1 Min

Aug 15, 2018

Amid Global Turmoil, Investors Seek U.S. Security

WSJ What's News

P.M. Edition for August 15: U.S. foreign policy - from tariffs to sanctions - is roiling global markets, causing investors to seek shelter from the global storms in the U.S. But how long can U.S. markets outpace global markets? The Wall Street Journal's Riva Gold has more.

9 Min

Aug 15, 2018

Midday Brief for Wednesday, August 15th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Consumer spending was strong in July. Farmers worried about tariffs may soon get more details on federal aid. The owner of Corona Beer is investing four billion dollars in a cannabis startup. Charlie Turner reports.

1 Min

Aug 15, 2018

Morning Brief for Wednesday, August 15th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Wednesday's economic calendar includes retail sales and business inventories. Closing arguments begin in Paul Manafort's trial. Household borrowing is rising. And millions of consumers now have higher credit scores. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 Min

Aug 15, 2018

Can Cortana Catch Up With Alexa?

WSJ What's News

A.M. Edition for August 15: Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, is struggling to keep up with Amazon's Alexa. But Microsoft has plans to overhaul Cortana later this year. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the details.

7 Min

Aug 14, 2018

Fintechs Enter Subprime Credit Card Market

WSJ Your Money Briefing

Financial technology startups have begun issuing credit cards to people with poor credit histories. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says fintechs are filling the growing void left by credit card-issuing banks.

9 Min

Aug 14, 2018

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Aug 15, 2018
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Stocks bounce back after the Turkish lira recovers against the dollar. Closing arguments set for Wednesday in Paul Manafort trial. Apple is hiring engineers who can build a chip designed for health applications. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Aug 14, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 14: Elon Musk's disclosure that he's been in talks with a Saudi fund about the possibility of taking Tesla private is leading many to scrutinize the plan even more closely. The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels explains.

1 min
Aug 15, 2018
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Regulators may probe Elon Musk's tweets about Tesla going private. Turkey's president says the country plans to boycott U.S. electronic goods. A fatal bridge collapse in Italy. A car crashes into barriers near the U.K. Parliament. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Aug 14, 2018
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Data from China could show the impact of U.S. tariffs. Four states hold primaries. And India ponders new rules for tech companies. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Aug 13, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 14: Some ride-hailing drivers are making use of old tactics to break even, amid pay disputes with Uber and Lyft. One of them is longhauling, where a driver takes a longer route to maximize profits. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger explains.

6 min
Aug 14, 2018
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For a decade, savers have earned next to nothing on their bank deposit rates. But banks are starting to pay out higher rates partly because of Fed rate hikes, according to the Wall Street Journal's Aaron Back.

1 min
Aug 13, 2018
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Stocks take a hit from Turkey's currency woes. Bayer's stock suffers, as Monsanto loses a landmark court case. India wants to slap new regulations on U.S. tech giants doing business there. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Aug 13, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 13: More details are emerging about the plan to take Tesla private. Chief Executive Elon Musk says he's been in communication with a Saudi fund for nearly two years about the possibility. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the details.

1 min
Aug 13, 2018
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarifies tweet about secured funding. FBI fires agent who sent anti-Trump texts. Netflix CEO quits after subscriber growth forecasts come up short. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Aug 13, 2018
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Earnings season is beginning to slow down. The economic calendar picks up midweek. Facebook unveils new rules for public pages. And the Treasury Department auctions $122 billion in securities this week. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Aug 13, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 13: The economic calendar picks up midweek, with the latest data on import and export prices, retail sales, and housing starts. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has more on what to look for in this week's economic reports.

7 min
Aug 12, 2018
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Smartphone makers have reaped the benefits of being able to raise prices. But smartphone buyers may have grown tired of price hikes. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains.

8 min
Aug 11, 2018
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U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday after a plunge in the Turkish lira. But the Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says with risk still remaining in emerging markets, the U.S. market may still be regarded as a safe haven for investors.

1 min
Aug 10, 2018
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U.S. stocks fall amid concerns about Turkey's financial stability. Hearings are scheduled for Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh. U.S. soybeans are forecast for a record harvest despite tariffs. V-F wants to shed Wrangler and Lee jeans unit. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Aug 10, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 10: This week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked investors - and the markets - when he tweeted that he was considering taking the electric car company private. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn has more on how investors are reacting.

1 min
Aug 10, 2018
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Turkish turmoil pressures global markets. Trump says he'll double tariffs against Turkey on steel and aluminum imports. Two woman sue Nike, alleging discrimination in pay and career advancement. Charlie Turner reports.

28 min
Aug 10, 2018
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Elon Musk sends a controversial tweet, and social media platforms debate the boundaries of free speech.

1 min
Aug 10, 2018
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Preorders begin for the new Samsung Galaxy. Friday's economic calendar includes the consumer price index. Existing home sales fell in the western U.S. And the vice president unveils plans for a Space Force. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Aug 9, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 10: Walt Disney's as-yet-unnamed streaming service is likely to have a notable absence when it launches in late 2019. That's because it doesn't have the rights to all of the Star Wars films. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Back has more.

5 min
Aug 10, 2018
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Markets reporter Michael Wursthorn explains what forces are holding valuations in check while the broader market is approaching its January high. He also points out bargain opportunities for investors.

1 min
Aug 9, 2018
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The major averages end mixed, with the Nasdaq inching up. Nearly everyone expects two more rate hikes this year. Sumner Redstone sets tough conditions for selling Viacom and CBS. Crocs is closing all of its manufacturing facilities. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Aug 9, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 9: Tribune Media has called off its 3.9 billion dollar merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group. Tribune also sued Sinclair over the latter's efforts to get the deal done. More from the Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint.

1 min
Aug 9, 2018
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The Tribune Media-Sinclair Broadcast Group merger is off, as is the proposed Rite Aid-Albertsons deal. North Carolina to allow alligator hunting for the first time in more than 40 years. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 9, 2018
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New York places a cap on ride-hailing apps. Mylan plans a strategic review. And NewsCorp, Viacom and others report earnings. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 9, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 9: Competition is heating up in the grocery department. Whole Foods is adding pickup points for customers who order their items online. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has more on the move, and the competition.

5 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Despite several months of volatility and wild swings on Wall Street, many investors are placing their bets that stocks' rally will continue. Wall Street Journal reporter Gunjan Banerji explains.

1 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Stocks end mixed. SEC is asking questions about Tesla's plan to go private. U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia. Trump's legal team submits counteroffer to Special Counsel Mueller about an interview. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Aug 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 8: Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his desire to take Tesla private and claimed he had "funding secured" for the deal. The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels says those two words could draw the attention of regulators, as Tesla continues to lose money.

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Aug 8, 2018
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Tesla board members discussed the possibility of the company going public last week. Ohio special House election is too close to call. The number of emotion support animals on board planes hasn't significantly decreased despite new rules from airlines. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 7, 2018
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Keurig, CVS, and 21st Century Fox report earnings. Mining companies are spending more on shareholders. Papa John's reports a sales decline. And Snapchat loses some users. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Aug 7, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 8: Bans on plastic straws are picking up steam across the country, in a relatively short amount of time compared to similar environmental campaigns. The Wall Street Journal's Corinne Ramey explains why they're catching on so quickly.

6 min
Aug 7, 2018
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Bankruptcy filings among Americans age 65 and older has more than tripled since 1991. Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen explains why.

1 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Stocks continued their climb on Tuesday. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk shocked investors. And the price of oil is rising. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Aug 7, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 7: Thousands of firefighters are battling what has become the largest wildfire in California history. The blaze is renewing discussions about how California builds its communities. The Wall Street Journal's Alejandro Lazo explains.

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Aug 8, 2018
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Carl Icahn voices opposition to the $54 billion proposed Cigna-Express Scripts merger. Alibaba joins Hollywood in backing a new app-based entertainment venture from Jeffrey Katzenberg. Privacy issues plague online payment service Venmo. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 7, 2018
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Strong earnings push the S&P to its highest level since January. Banks eased lending to small businesses in the second quarter. And Arista agrees to pay Cisco $400 million. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
Aug 6, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 7: More companies are researching the social media history of potential employees. But with no set standard for what constitutes objectionable material, it's not such an easy task. The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmans explains.

7 min
Aug 6, 2018
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Facebook has asked large banks for access to users' bank account balances and bank card transactions. Wall Street Journal reporter Deepa Seetharaman explains why.

1 min
Aug 6, 2018
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Stocks continue their rise, thanks to strong earnings reports. The Justice Department appeals the AT&T-TimeWarner decision. And SeaWorld reports higher attendance. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Aug 6, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 6: Top administration officials are seeking new penalties for those who hack into U.S. infrastructure, like the Russian hackers who got into the U.S. electrical grid. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Smith has more on what they're considering.

1 min
Aug 6, 2018
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U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran. Facebook has asked banks for their customers' checking account balances and card transactions. Moviepass to limit customers to watch three movies a month, as opposed to the current policy of one per day. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 6, 2018
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Earnings season continues, with reports from Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox. July saw a boost in tech jobs. And Heineken strikes a deal in the world's largest beer market. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Aug 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 6: This week brings a lighter economic calendar, after a packed week that included the July jobs report. But we'll get the Producer Price Index and the Consumer Price Index, two measures of inflation. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Kiernan has more.

6 min
Aug 5, 2018
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Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains tax rules surrounding joint tax return filers when one person is convicted of embezzlement.

6 min
Aug 3, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar says earnings and economic data have been strong. But he's watching out for any new developments in the trade battles, along with inflation data due in the new week.

1 min
Aug 3, 2018
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Stocks close out the week with gains. Apple's stock rises, one day after becoming a trillion - dollar company. There's a boom in manufacturing hiring. NYSE's parent plans to launch a bitcoin company. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Aug 3, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 3: Apple has become the first publicly-traded U.S. company to reach one trillion dollars in market value. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says the sustained success of the iPhone has propelled Apple's rise.

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Aug 3, 2018
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China threatens the slap $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. products. European leaders not ready to ready to adopt a hard line on Iran. The Trump administration challenges a $50 million tax break benefiting the wine industry. J.R. Whalen reports.

8 min
Aug 3, 2018
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Special Edition for August 3: Analysis of the July employment report. The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, lower than expected, but the unemployment rate inched lower to 3.9%. Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders explains why job creation was lower than expected in July, and why Wall Street and the Federal Reserve will keep a close eye on the labor market in the coming months.

1 min
Aug 3, 2018
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The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, lower than Wall Street expectations, but the unemployment rate ticked lower to 3.9%. J.R. Whalen reports.

27 min
Aug 3, 2018
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We say goodbye to MoviePass, talk about a possible trade war, and talk to founder of a legendary comedy club.

1 min
Aug 3, 2018
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Southeast Asia. More school districts are buying active-assailant insurance. The U.S. has cut tariffs on Canadian newsprint. And more earnings reports, plus the July jobs numbers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

9 min
Aug 3, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 3: The Trump Administration wants to freeze fuel emissions standards in 2020, and adopt one national standard, setting up a likely court battle with California. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has the details.

4 min
Aug 2, 2018
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This year's series of weather disasters has exposed shortcomings in homeowners' insurance policies, resulting in the inability to fully repair damaged homes. Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Friedman outlines steps homeowners should take to be sure they're covered when the next disaster hits.

1 min
Aug 2, 2018
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Tech stocks get a boost from Apple, the first US trillion-dollar company. Sonos soars in its debut. White House says Russia's bid to disrupt the 2018 elections is "pervasive." Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Aug 2, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 2: Vehicle maker Tesla predicts it will become profitable and be cash-flow positive for the rest of this year. The Wall Street Journal's Charley Grant says the positive guidance comes with strings attached.

1 min
Aug 2, 2018
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Russia could be violating U.S. sanctions aimed at North Korea. U.S. schools are buying active-shooter insurance policies. The Trump administration proposes a freeze on fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 1, 2018
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CBS, Blue Apron, and Kellogg Company report earnings. U.S. auto sales fell in July. The U.S. Treasury Department boosts auctions of U.S. debt. And Molson Coors explores cannabis. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

9 min
Aug 1, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 2: For the first time, U.S. drinkers are more likely to choose wine or a cocktail over that classic American beverage: beer. The Wall Street Journal's Saabira Chaudhuri has more on what's behind the shift.

7 min
Aug 1, 2018
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A Wall Street Journal analysis of more than 1,100 public companies shows that size is an important factor, but not the only significant factor, in determining employee pay. Reporter Theo Francis explains.

1 min
Aug 1, 2018
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The key U.S. averages end mixed. Strong sales of the Model 3 help Tesla burn through less cash. The Fed hammers home the economy's strong performance. The White House weighs a big hike in proposed tariffs on Chinese goods. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Aug 2, 2018
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P.M. Edition for August 1: In an echo of the Russian activities ahead of the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook says it's removed 32 new fake accounts and pages. The Wall Street Journal's Bob McMillan talked about the new misinformation campaign.

1 min
Aug 1, 2018
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President Trump calls for the end of the Russia election-meddling investigation. Congress prepares a defense-policy bill that targets China. Air passengers often put themselves in danger when taking their luggage with them off of a burning or crippled plane. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Aug 1, 2018
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The Fed wraps up its policy meeting. More earnings are due, from Sprint, Tesla, and T-Mobile. An activist investor has built a stake in Campbell Soup. And another merger in the commercial property sector. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Aug 1, 2018
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A.M. Edition for August 1: Fewer young people are pursuing careers in construction. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto has more on how a shortage in the construction industry is impacting the housing sector.

6 min
Aug 1, 2018
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Extended lifespans, unrealistic investment expectations and excessive promising by politicians are among factors that have led to a hole in U.S. state and local pensions rivaling the GDP of Japan. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse explains. (Update: Moody's now estimates the pension hole is around $4 trillion, not $5 trillion as originally reported.)

1 min
Jul 31, 2018
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Tech stocks begin to bounce back. Apple reports higher-than-expected earnings. Facebook removes accounts. And household income and spending rose in June. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Jul 31, 2018
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P.M. Edition for July 31: U.S. workers got their biggest pay increase in nearly a decade, in the 12 months to June. But that's leading to higher labor costs for employers trying to attract workers in a tight labor market. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry has more.

1 min
Jul 31, 2018
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Iran scoffs at President Trump's suggestion of a meeting between he and Hassan Rouhani. China criticizes Apple for not blocking texts and images dealing with pornography and other prohibited topics. New scrutiny at the New York Stock Exchange over possible kickback schemes. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Jul 31, 2018
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Apple reports its earnings. The Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day policy meeting. And Paul Manafort's trial begins in Virginia. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Jul 30, 2018
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A.M. Edition for July 31: Data scandals have hit several big companies - from Equifax to Facebook - and that's impacting consumer trust. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman explains how consumers are becoming more wary of data collection.

7 min
Jul 30, 2018
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The leaders of Delta and American have defended the tightest sections of their planes -- while sitting in them. The Wall Street Journal's Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney has more.

1 min
Jul 31, 2018
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The FANG group of stocks slips into correction territory. President Trump says he's willing to meet with the president of Iran. And shares of Walmart rise, on news its exploring a video-streaming service. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Jul 31, 2018
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P.M. Edition for July 30: Consumers are starting to feel the impact of new tariffs, as manufacturers pass on the increased costs of levies on imported steel and aluminum. The Wall Street Journal's Patrick McGroarty explains how that's raising prices on everything from soda to recreational vehicles.

1 min
Jul 31, 2018
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AmEx changed rates without notifying customers. Caterpillar doubles its profit. And Republican women are hoping to grow their ranks in Congress. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Jul 30, 2018
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Shareholders of Disney and 21st Century Fox approve a $71 billion deal. Arconic weighs takeover approaches from Blackstone and Carlyle Group. The Fed's two-day policy-setting meeting and the July jobs report highlight the week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

8 min
Jul 30, 2018
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A.M. Edition for July 30: This week's economic schedule is jam-packed, topped by the July jobs report. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath wonders whether the jobless rate, now at four percent, will keep rising.

7 min
Jul 30, 2018
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GuideStone Capital Management president David Spika discusses likely obstacles to sustained economic growth that investors should be mindful of, and ways to invest to be insulated from common headwinds.

7 min
Jul 28, 2018
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Warnings from Facebook and Twitter pounded tech stocks. So Apple's earnings will be closely watched in the new week. Also, Fed policymakers meet. And there's the July jobs report - the Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani wonders if we'll see a pickup in wage growth.

1 min
Jul 27, 2018
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A tech wreck for the second straight session. Twitter's stock gets crushed after it reports a drop in monthly users. CBS shares fall after it said it was probing alleged misconduct by CEO Les Moonves. Charlie Turner reports.

6 min
Jul 27, 2018
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P.M. Edition for July 27: The U.S. economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew 4.1 percent in the second quarter. That's the strongest rise in nearly four years. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says exports and consumer spending helped power the growth.

1 min
Jul 27, 2018
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It was full steam ahead for the U.S. economy in Q2. Disney and 21st Century Fox shareholders approve their proposed $71 billion deal. North Korea hands over the remains of some U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. J.R. Whalen reports.

44 min
Jul 27, 2018
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A look behind Sweetgreen's success and the spectacular story of Sumner Redstone

1 min
Jul 27, 2018
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President Donald Trump chairs a full meeting of the National Security Council. U.S. tariff turmoil hits the auto industry. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

7 min
Jul 26, 2018
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A.M. Edition for July 27: WiFi technology on airplanes has come a long way, but travelers still have to pay for it. Why? The Wall Street Journal's Alison Sider says airlines are still wrestling with the cost of installing WiFi on planes.

7 min
Jul 27, 2018
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The threat of a global trade war is causing investors to pull money from U.S. stocks and find safer ground in bonds. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.

1 min
Jul 26, 2018
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Amazon.com earns a record 2 and 1/2 billion dollars for its latest quarter. Facebook's growth warning hammers both its stock and the Nasdaq composite. Intel's data-center sales disappoint. Strong sales and earnings from Chipotle. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Jul 26, 2018
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P.M. Edition for July 26: The White House reached a deal with the European Union to turn down the heat on their trade battle. There are few details on the accord, but the Wall Street Journal's Valentina Pop says Europe is relieved the U.S. pledged not to impose new tariffs.

1 min
Jul 26, 2018
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New airliner rules could reduce airport delays, especially in heavy rain, fog or snow. Investors are fleeing U.S. stocks over fears of a U.S.-China trade war. India's shares reach all-time highs this week. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Jul 26, 2018
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The U.S. and the EU agree to work together to resolve trade disputes. Amazon, Comcast, and Starbucks report earnings. Grubhub is buying LevelUp. And Coke is raising soda prices. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Jul 25, 2018
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A.M. Edition for July 26: College students who accuse their schools of fraudulent behavior could have a tougher time seeking loan forgiveness, under a new proposal from the Trump Administration. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell explains.

6 min
Jul 26, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Vipal Monga explains trade finance, a short-term financing business that bridges the gap between corporations delaying payments and their suppliers that need funds in a timely fashion.

1 min
Jul 25, 2018
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Stocks rally after the U.S. and European Union move to resolve trade disputes. Trump-Putin meeting won't happen until next year. Facebook revenue falls short. Charlie Turner reports.

8 min
Jul 25, 2018
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P.M. Edition for July 25: Sergio Marchionne has died at the age of 66. Marchionne, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler, merged two struggling automakers into a powerhouse. The Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson has more on Marchionne's legacy.