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Closing Bell Brief for Tuesday, October 16th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Stocks surged on Tuesday, led by the tech sector. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley close out a strong round of bank earnings. And Lyft picks underwriters for an IPO, as Uber's valuation rises to $120 billion. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 Min

Oct 16, 2018

Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry; Racial Preferences at Harvard

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Elizabeth Warren's ancestry and racial preferences at Harvard.

16 Min

Oct 16, 2018

New Proposals Value Uber at $120 Billion

WSJ What’s News

P.M. Edition for October 16th: Uber's valuation has nearly doubled, according to proposals from Wall Street banks that place its worth at $120 billion. The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell has the details, as the ride-hailing company prepares for a possible IPO.

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Oct 16, 2018

Midday Brief for Tuesday, October 16th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Uber's IPO could value the company at more than $120 billion. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia to resolve the crisis over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Tesla and CEO Elon Musk to pay $20 million fines each in a settlement with the SEC. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 Min

Oct 16, 2018

Bavarians Revolt; Beijing Represses

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss Bavarian voters' rebuke to Angela Merkel and Beijing's repression of its Muslim minority.

24 Min

Oct 16, 2018

Steve Scalise thinks he knows who'll be the next House Speaker

POLITICO's Off Message

Steve Scalise on Trump, returning to the scene of his summer 2017 shooting, and who he thinks will be the next GOP House speaker.

48 Min

Oct 16, 2018

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Oct 16, 2018
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More big banks take the earnings spotlight. A landmark trial in which Harvard is accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans continues. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at 65. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 16, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 16th: Sears' bankruptcy filing on Monday marks a dramatic downfall for one of the 20th century's biggest retailers. It's also a sign of the changing retail landscape. The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Kapner has more.

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Oct 15, 2018
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Retail sales grew less than expected last month. Shares of small caps are falling. And Fidelity will store and trade digital currencies. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 15, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 15th: Several western executives have pulled out of Saudi Arabia's premier business conference, as questions swirl over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Wall Street Journal's Benoit Faucon has more on how that's impacting Saudi stocks and investment from the west.

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Oct 15, 2018
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Secretary of State headed to Saudi Arabia to get answers into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Sears to close nearly 150 stores as part of its bankruptcy filing. Harvard's dean of undergraduate admissions takes the stand Monday to defend the school's use of race a criterion for admission. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 15, 2018
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The Federal Reserve releases the minutes from its September meeting on Wednesday. We'll also see retail sales data on Monday, and several reports on the housing market. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has more on the economic data out this week.

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Oct 15, 2018
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Bank of America and Charles Schwab kick off a busy earnings week. We'll also see the minutes from the Federal Reserve's September meeting, plus retail sales and housing data. And on Wednesday, recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 12, 2018
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Trump vs. the Federal Reserve as stock prices plunge.

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Oct 12, 2018
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Stocks rally Friday from a bruising two-day selloff, capping a dismal week. Sears said to be inching closer to a deal with lenders, keeping it in business. Facebook says fewer users were hacked than originally thought. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 12, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 12: Hurricane Michael roared into North Carolina, dumping around ten inches on a state trying to recover from Hurricane Florence. More from the Wall Street Journal's Valerie Bauerlein.

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Oct 12, 2018
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U.S. stocks rebound Friday after the most volatile week in months. Turkey frees an American pastor, easing U.S. tensions. Hurricane Michael adds "insult to injury" for Florence-hit North Carolina. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Oct 12, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 12th: Hundreds of McDonald's franchise operators want more information from the company, on how it plans to boost sales - as they're being asked to foot the bill for restaurant upgrades. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the details.

34 min
Oct 12, 2018
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The future of of Murkowski and Collins and a Race Ratings and midterm check-in

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Oct 12, 2018
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Friday brings earnings from big banks. U.S. stocks continued their decline on Thursday. Shoe startup Allbirds rises in valuation. And Walgreens is teaming up with LabCorp. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 11, 2018
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Stocks tumble again on the heels of Wednesday's huge selloff. More pain ahead for investors? Sears' major lenders want the retailer to liquidate. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 11, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 11: Social Security recipients will see a 2.8 percent increase in their benefits next year. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says it's the largest cost-of-living adjustment in seven years.

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Oct 11, 2018
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Remnants of Hurricane Michael head toward the Carolinas. President Trump will meet with China's Xi Jingping at November's G-20 summit. A failed booster launch forces a Russian rocket carrying an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to abort its flight. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 11, 2018
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President Trump takes aim at the Fed, after stocks slide. Hurricane Michael becomes the most powerful storm to hit the Florida panhandle. And Newsweek's former parent company is charged with defrauding lenders. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 11th: The U.S. Justice Department has cleared the way for a merger between CVS and Aetna, clearing a major hurdle as the companies look to finalize their nearly $70 billion deal. The Wall Street Journal's Anna Wilde Mathews has the details.

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Oct 10, 2018
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Stocks nose-dived Wednesday. Tech shares were hardest hit with the Nasdaq losing more than four percent, its worst day in over two years. By one estimate, Hurricane Michael could cause more than 13 billion dollars damage. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 10, 2018
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Special Edition: Stocks saw their biggest decline in more than seven months on Wednesday, following a broad retreat from technology stocks. The Dow fell more than 800 points - a decline of more than 3%. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn explains what happened.

20 min
Oct 10, 2018
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The race for Congress one month from Election Day.

7 min
Oct 10, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 10: We talk with the Wall Street Journal's Arian Campo-Flores about Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane ever to hit the Florida Panhandle.

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Oct 10, 2018
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Hurricane Michael intensifies into a Category 4 storm. Sears hires a bankruptcy advisory firm as a debt repayment deadline approaches. U.S. lawmakers pressuring President Trump to scale back ties with Saudi Arabia. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 10, 2018
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Donald Trump can’t seem to stop talking about Chicago.

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Oct 10, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 10th: Midterm election ads are in full swing. And an analysis by The Wall Street Journal finds Democrats are highlighting healthcare, above jobs and taxes. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Bykowicz has the details.

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Oct 10, 2018
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Google appeals an EU fine. Justice Brett Kavanaugh hears his first cases on the Supreme Court. And McDonald's franchisees consider forming an advocacy group. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 9, 2018
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A selloff in the materials sector dragged stocks down. The head of Goldman Sachs' fixed-income unit is retiring. Big banks are expected to report big profits on Friday. And Starbucks gets a boost from an activist investor. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 9, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 9th: In a rare move for an oil company, Exxon Mobil has announced it's committing up to $1 million to a campaign backing a carbon tax. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has more on the oil giant's decision.

21 min
Oct 9, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation and the future of the Supreme Court.

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Oct 9, 2018
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley to resign. Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2 status as it moves toward Florida. Exxon Mobil committing $1 million to promote a tax on carbon emissions by corporations. J.R. Whalen reports.

46 min
Oct 9, 2018
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The former secretary of state has led a Forrest Gump-like life. He went to high school with Bob Mueller. He introduced John Lennon at a Vietnam protest. He ran for president and almost won. Will he run again in 2020?

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Oct 9, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh says his confirmation process was "contentious and emotional." Fox hires Hope Hicks. And Pakistan is seeking a bailout. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 9, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 9th: The demise of Toys "R" Us is changing the retail landscape this holiday season. And analysts say last-minute shoppers could have a tougher time getting the hottest items. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Ziobro has the details.

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Oct 8, 2018
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A selloff in tech shares dragged U.S. stocks down. Shares of Google fell, after it was revealed that the company failed to disclose a data exposure. There are fears of risks building in emerging markets. And infrastructure investment is on the rise. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 8th: The battle over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is in the spotlight in the run-up to the midterms, with both parties seizing on the strong emotions ignited by the newest Supreme Court justice. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook has the details.

25 min
Oct 8, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss a missing Interpol official, a journalist kicked out of Hong Kong, and a new Trump strategy on China.

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Oct 8, 2018
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U.S.-China trade talks become tense over North Korea. Investigators search for clues in a limousine crash that killed 20 people near Albany, N.Y. A pair of Americans will share the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 8, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 8th: This week brings a lighter economic calendar than the first full week of October, but it picks up midweek with the producer and consumer price indexes, plus consumer sentiment. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry has the details.

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Oct 8, 2018
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The Supreme Court has a new member. Big banks report their earnings this week. The economic calendar brings key gauges of inflation. And the Pentagon is auditing its supply chains. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 6, 2018
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, with 50 in favor and 48 opposing. The Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes has more on the contentious nomination process and what comes next.

25 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Maine Republican Susan Collins tips Brett Kavanaugh toward Senate confirmation.

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Oct 5, 2018
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Stocks fall sharply, as rising bond yields offset mostly good employment news. Brett Kavanaugh appears to have enough Senate votes to be confirmed as Supreme Court justice. Consumer borrowing picks up. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 5, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 5: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination advances toward a final vote. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath talks about September's employment report, which saw slower hiring but the jobless rate falling to 3.7 percent.

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Oct 5, 2018
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Recent U.S. trade deals cause foreign car makers to consider moving operations to North America. Toyota recalling 2.4 million vehicles to fix a problem in the hybrid system. The Mattress Firm company filing for bankruptcy. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 5, 2018
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Special Edition for October 5: Analysis of the September employment report. Employers added 134,000 jobs to the U.S. economy, and the unemployment rate ticked lower to 3.7%, the lowest in 49 years. PNC Financial Services Group's Gus Faucher explains the tightness of the labor market, and how recent trade deals could impact future hiring.

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Oct 5, 2018
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Employers added 134,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in September, below Wall Street's projections, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%. J.R. Whalen reports.

44 min
Oct 5, 2018
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A radical history of how we got to Trump.

51 min
Oct 5, 2018
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With Dr. Rajaie Batniji, Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz, W. Gregg Slager, and Rosemarie Day

28 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Inside the White House as Kavanaugh's hearing moves forward and the two sides of vulnerable republicans.

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Oct 5, 2018
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Democrats are split on a key issue heading into the midterms. The nation's largest tire distributor files for bankruptcy. And Walgreens takes a minority stake in Birchbox. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 5th: It's been three weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, and although most of the floodwaters have receded, many residents are still struggling. The Wall Street Journal's Valerie Bauerlein has an update.

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Oct 4, 2018
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Stocks fall sharply, hit by rising bond yields. Tronc changes its name back to Tribune. Mark Cuban reportedly convinced Elon Musk to settle with the SEC. And Musk appears to have mocked the SEC in a new tweet. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 4, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Robert Colvile catch up on Britain's annual party convention season, and weigh the next challenging few weeks in Britain's divorce from the European Union.

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Oct 4, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 4: The White House says it's found no support in the FBI probe for claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. More from the Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus.

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Oct 4, 2018
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Senator begin reviewing the FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Campbell Soup Co. is in talks to sell its fresh-foods business. Seven Russian military officers indicted for a series of alleged cyberattacks. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 4, 2018
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Costco and Constellation Brands report earnings. iHeartMedia invests in High Times. Shopping mall vacancies reach a seven-year high. And Papa John's activist investor wants the company to renew its focus on pizza. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 4, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 4th: More robots will be helping out in retail this holiday season, performing tasks that include sorting and checking inventory. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Smith has the details.

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Oct 3, 2018
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Make it five wins in a row and another record for the Dow. Barnes & Noble is exploring a sale. CBS disciplines a top executive accused of workplace misconduct. Verizon confirms severance offers to 44 thousand workers. Charlie Turner reports.

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Oct 3, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 3: Despite President Trump's tough trade stance, his new "America First" trade agreement has limits. That's because it faced resistance from lawmakers, business and Canada, according to the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip.

21 min
Oct 3, 2018
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Donald Trump belly flops into the Kavanaugh debate, and is new Nafta better or worse for trade?

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Oct 3, 2018
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Honda invests in GM's self-driving car unit. Ebay accuses Amazon of poaching sellers through its messaging system. The activist investor in Papa John's wants management to call a truce with its founder. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Oct 3, 2018
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The injustice of Brett Kavanaugh and his enablers.

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Oct 3, 2018
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FEMA tests the presidential alert system. Tencent files to go public in the U.S. And Facebook announces changes to combat bullying. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 3, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 3rd: Regulators are growing more concerned with manipulation in cryptocurrencies. One of the threats is automated trading programs, or bots, that can manipulate prices and currently operate largely unchecked. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna has the details.

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Oct 2, 2018
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The Dow hits an intraday record. The votes of three GOP senators remain in question. The Federal Reserve is rethinking how it defines big banks. And PepsiCo reports growth in beverage sales. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 2, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal has learned that President Trump directed his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, to seek a restraining order against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels back in February, after learning that she was planning to talk about an alleged affair with the president, in violation of a non-disclosure agreement. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Palazzolo has the latest details.

20 min
Oct 2, 2018
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As the FBI probe continues, the Senate moves to a vote on Brett Kavanaugh.

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Oct 2, 2018
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Amazon raising the minimum wage for its warehouse workers. Senate Majority Leader McConnell plans a vote on Brett Kavanaugh this week. President Trump directed an effort to stop Stormy Daniels from publicly describing an alleged sexual affair with him. J.R. Whalen reports.

47 min
Oct 2, 2018
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If Democrats retake the House, the Maryland congressman will likely become the new chair of the Oversight committee. Here, a preview of what to expect from their coming investigations of the Trump administration.

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Oct 2, 2018
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Tuesday brings motor vehicle sales, plus earnings from PepsiCo, and Uniqlo's parent company. The new Nafta deal leaves steel and aluminum tariffs in place. And big banks are being warned of potential cyberattacks. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 2, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 2nd: As part of a settlement reached with securities regulators over the weekend, Elon Musk will step down as chairman of Tesla, but remain the company's CEO. The settlement sent Tesla shares soaring more than 17% on Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the details on what the settlement means for Musk and the company.

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Oct 1, 2018
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U.S. stocks get a boost from the new Nafta deal. Shares of Tesla soar, as Elon Musk remains CEO. General Electric ousts its CEO. And the head of Pfizer is stepping aside at the end of the year. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Oct 1, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 1st: The U.S. and Canada reached a last-minute trade deal on Sunday, allowing Canada to join the U.S. and Mexico in a re-write of Nafta. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Schlesinger has the details.

1 min
Oct 1, 2018
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General Electric ousts CEO John Flannery after a year on the job. The U.S. and Canada reach a new trade deal. Tesla founder Elon Musk settles with the SEC, and must relinquish his chairman post but can retain the CEO title. J.R. Whalen reports.

25 min
Oct 1, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss Trump's overture to North Korea, and the beginning of the end of Merkel's long reign in Berlin.

7 min
Oct 1, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 1st: The first week of October brings the latest jobs report, plus new data on the manufacturing sector. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath has the details on the economic data out this week.

1 min
Oct 1, 2018
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House panel releases new details on its Russia probe. Hurricane Florence's impact on the labor market. The coming week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Sep 29, 2018
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Stocks climbed to record highs in the third quarter, but ended the day little changed on the final trading day of the period. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani talks about this week's market movers, and the question of whether we're nearing a market top.

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Sep 28, 2018
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A strong third quarter for stocks. Tesla shares plummet as traders express fears over the SEC's lawsuit against CEO Elon Musk. Facebook shares decline after hackers compromised 50 million accounts. J.R. Whalen reports.

24 min
Sep 28, 2018
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The Kavanaugh nomination roller coaster.

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Sep 28, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 28th: Many are asking what the electric-car company would look like without CEO Elon Musk, after securities regulators sued him for fraud. They're also seeking Musk's removal from the company. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

1 min
Sep 28, 2018
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SEC seeks to ban Tesla CEO Elon Musk from serving as an officer in any publicly traded company. Walgreens settles with the SEC over charges of misleading investors. House Republicans poised to pass a tax cuts extension. J.R. Whalen reports.

51 min
Sep 28, 2018
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With Derek Chollet, John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen F. Cohen, Kori Schake, and Reuel Marc Gerecht

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Sep 28, 2018
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A.M. Edition for September 28th: Some cities and states, including Seattle and New York, are looking into ways to make work hours more predictable for shift workers employed in industries including fast-food, retail, and hospitality. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Feintzeig has more on how those efforts are likely to impact workers and their employers.

1 min
Sep 28, 2018
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A critical moment for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. A controversial tax bill expects to pass Friday. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai meets with top GOP lawmakers. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Sep 27, 2018
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P.M. Edition for September 27th: Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau and Rebecca Ballhaus have the details.

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Sep 27, 2018
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Stocks rise a day after weakening in response to the Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates. Tesla shares decline after the SEC sues founder Elon Musk on securities fraud charges. J.R. Whalen reports.

27 min
Sep 27, 2018
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Today, we take a step back to imagine a world without a web of GPS satellites telling your smartphone where you are every second of the day. While this might sound scary, come along and maybe you’ll discover you have a secret sixth sense...one that’s b...

24 min
Sep 27, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss whether there's a Trump Doctrine, why Europe is obstructing Washington on Iran.