Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss if Republicans and Democrats should keep the government open, Trump's opinions on immigration and what positive outcomes can result from public dissection of Grace's Aziz Ansari story.
Amazing cuts the list of candidate cities for its second headquarters to 20. Plus, the Senate renews a controversial spying program. Also, streaming services have a cord-cutting problem of their own.
Stocks closed lower Thursday, a day after the Dow soared above 26,000 for the first time. U.S. weekly jobless claims fell to their lowest level in nearly 45 years last week. And more companies say they'll boost contributions to 401(k)s. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth interview Ann Hulbert, author of Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies, and take a question from a listener with daddy problems.
The Trump Administration works to reduce the backlog of immigration cases. The murder rate in Camden falls to its lowest level in 30 years. And the Philadelphia Fed releases its business outlook survey. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for January 18: YouTube has announced plans to more carefully police its preferred content, by having reviewers watch it. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas explains what's behind the move, and what it means for advertisers and content creators.
The current labor market favors job seekers over employers, but there are important tips to remember when setting out to find a new job. Accountemps' Rich Deosingh discusses keys to standing out, like what to ask an interviewer, and who to send 'thank you' notes to.
P.M. Edition for January 17: South Korea and North Korea have agreed to march under one flag at next month's Winter Olympics. The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng reports from Seoul. Plus, WSJ's Gerald Seib on Congress's efforts to avoid a government shutdown.
A.M. Edition for January 17: Business leaders have welcomed many of President Trump's policies, especially the new tax law. But other issues, including trade, may prove trickier to navigate while keeping the support of CEOs. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann explains.
The Dow tops 26000, then falls back as a big rally fizzles. General Electric weighs a breakup. Citi reports a big one-time charge related to the tax reform bill. Nestle sells its U.S. chocolate business. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for January 16: The Pentagon is planning to develop two new sea-based nuclear weapons to counter China and Russia's growing nuclear capabilities. This has ignited a debate over future U.S. nuclear strategy, says the Wall Street Journal's Michael Gordon.
Dow crosses 26,000 just seven trading sessions after hitting the 25,000 mark. Bitcoin experiences its biggest intraday drop since Dec. 22. GE may consider breaking apart after disclosing more financial problems. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for January 16: 2017 wasn't the best year for air travelers. But, several big airlines still made significant improvements. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney breaks down The Journal's annual Best and Worst Airlines list.
The Roth IRA, which turned 20 years old this month, can be especially beneficial to younger investors and offers features different from traditional IRAs. Retirement expert Ed Slott explains the pros and cons of investing in a Roth IRA.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss the Vikings’ last-second win over the Saints and other NFL playoff doings; the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen joins to talk about Trae Young; and Sam Miller comes on for a conversation about a 50-inning baseball game.
Why Hollywood should stand with immigrants in the industry by fighting for DACA.
U.S. stock markets are closed and there is no regular mail delivery on Martin Luther King Day. Bank executives see long-term gains thanks to the tax overhaul bill. U.S. farmers and meatpackers expect a second consecutive record slaughter in 2018. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for January 15: Facebook is considering prioritizing posts from users' friends in their feeds. And, down the line, the company is thinking about prioritizing posts from organizations deemed credible. The Wall Street Journal's Lukas Alpert explains what's in store.
A new report from ATTOM Data Solutions finds its more affordable to buy a home in a slim majority of U.S. markets than it is to rent. But ATTOM senior VP Daren Blomquist says most of the population lives in markets where it's more affordable to rent.
Weekend Edition for January 13-14: Stocks close up another strong week. Plus, the Federal Reserve releases its January Beige Book on the nation's economic conditions on Wednesday.
Jacob Weisberg talks to Brian Klaas, author of The Despot's Apprentice, about Trump's dictatorial tendencies and why the Republicans are still refusing to call out the President after his "shithole" comment yesterday.
P.M. Edition for January 12th: A lawyer for President Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump. Also, later this year most shoppers who use Visa won't have to sign their name when making purchases.
President Trump stirs controversy over the use of immigration-related expletives. Tax overhaul bill benefits Wells Fargo's earnings report but hurts profits at JPMorgan Chase. Retailers bracing for nearly a billion dollars in charge reversals after the holidays. J.R. Whalen reports.
How technology is doing things we didn't know needed to be done and how Trump's new immigration decision will affect businesses
On his Hollywood commandments for achieving secular success.
President Trump says he has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. U.S. to bulk up its military presence in Afghanistan with drones. December consumer prices and retail sales are released. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for January 12: Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal say the president's had a positive effect on economic growth, hiring, and stock performance. WSJ Reporter Ben Leubsdorf explains which policies they credit with boosting the economy.
Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip explains why Jerome Powell, who assumes the top post at the Federal Reserve in February, could be in a tough position with regard to raising interest rates to ward off a potential stocks bubble burst.
Joe Yeung, a Chinese immigrant, started farming in the 1950s. Decades later, his granddaughters Becky and Melissa have taken over the operation and are committed to maintaining their family’s legacy.
P.M. Edition for January 11: Wal-Mart is raising wages for new employees to $11 an hour, as competition for workers is growing between retailers and e-commerce. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer explains what's behind Wal-Mart's latest move.
Wal-Mart gives employees raises and bonuses. Proposed South Korean law cracking down on cryptocurrencies pushes bitcoin value lower. Retailers still spend more than $75 billion on advertising circulars. J.R. Whalen reports.
New York City officials want pension funds to divest from fossil fuels. A new report says cheaper drugs are fueling opioid overdose deaths. And lawmakers still haven't reached an agreement on funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Dianne Feinstein pulls a fast one on the president; the real problem with ‘Fire and Fury’; and another Republican congressman throws in the towel.
P.M. Edition for January 10: In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said he's optimistic that an agreement can be reached to protect Dreamer immigrants. But there are complications that could upend any deal, and the Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler takes us through them.
A succession plan for Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett becomes clearer. Higher pay for working at a large company no longer a sure thing. The IRS faces challenges in preparing for changes under the new tax bill. J.R. Whalen reports.
Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, are joined by Slate book critic Laura Miller to discuss the film The Shape of Water, The Golden Globes, and explore what sleep is, exactly.
A.M. Edition for January 10: Cargo space on airplanes is in shorter supply, with more customers demanding speedy delivery at the same time economic growth is boosting demand for products traditionally transported by air. The Wall Street Journal's Doug Cameron explains.
Wall Street Journal contributor Dan Weil explains why there are limited opportunities for investments in sports and professional sports teams.
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: A new report suggests U.S. officials are debating a pre-emptive strike at North Korea; what Joe Arpaio’s Senate campaign means for the Trump-Bannon feud; and an overlooked moment from the Globes.
P.M. Edition for January 9: At the CES Show in Las Vegas, driverless car companies are plotting how to transform their business from demonstrating the technology to making it commercially successful. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins joins us from CES.
A.M. Edition for January 9: The once-popular investment opportunity is now facing waning interest, as some meal kit companies struggle to bring in and keep customers. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon explains.
Stefan Fatsis, former NFL player Nate Jackson, and football writer Melissa Jacobs discuss the NFL playoffs. Then Stefan talks to Spencer Hall of SB Nation about the University of Central Florida’s claim on college football’s national championship.
P.M. Edition for January 8th: Two activist investors, Jana Partners and Calstrs, are calling on Apple to do more to address the iPhone's negative effects on children, namely smartphone overuse and addiction. Plus, the Trump White House puts Salvadoran immigrants on notice.