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Closing Bell Brief for Tuesday, December 18th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Stocks finish higher but tumbling oil prices send markets on a wild track. Charter Communications finishes lower after settling with the N.Y. State Attorney General over poor service quality. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 Min

Dec 18, 2018

Judge Delays Flynn Sentencing

WSJ What’s News

P.M. Edition for December 18th: A federal judge has delayed sentencing for Mike Flynn, President's Trump's former national security advisor. The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau has the details from a dramatic day in the courtroom.

6 Min

Dec 18, 2018

Trump Vs. the Federal Reserve

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Trump vs. the Federal Reserve, and the lost immigration opportunity.

20 Min

Dec 18, 2018

Midday Brief for Tuesday, December 18th

WSJ Minute Briefing

The Trump Foundation to dissolve. The Justice Department to classify bump stocks as illegal machine guns. The CDC investigated public advice for 24 multistate outbreaks in 2018 thanks to pathogen DNA mapping. J.R. Whalen reports. amid allegations of

1 Min

Dec 18, 2018

States, Cities Move to Regulate Electric Scooters

WSJ What’s News

A.M. Edition for December 18th: The electric scooter industry is growing quickly, leaving states and localities struggling to keep up with regulating scooters. The Wall Street Journal's Scott Calvert has the details.

10 Min

Dec 18, 2018

Morning Brief for Tuesday, December 18th

WSJ Minute Briefing

The Federal Reserve begins its final meeting of the year. Former CBS CEO Les Moonves won't get any severance pay. And Elon Musk unveils a test tunnel. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 Min

Dec 18, 2018

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Dec 17, 2018
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Stocks get crushed again, ahead of this week's Fed meeting. Investors run into a wall of worry over issues like trade and global growth. Consumer staples and small caps are a big part of Monday's rout. Charlie Turner reports.

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Dec 17, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 17: President Trump tweeted that it's "incredible" that the Fed is considering another rate hike. More from the Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson. Plus, a new WSJ poll finds Americans have mixed feelings about Trump and the economy.

1 min
Dec 17, 2018
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President Trump criticizes the Fed, ahead of its final meeting of the year. Two of Michael Flynn's business parters are indicted. And Malaysian authorities file criminal charges against Goldman Sachs. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Dec 17, 2018
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FedEx, Conagra, Nike, and Walgreens Boots Alliance report earnings this week. The Fed holds its final meeting of the year. And a new report finds more states are seeing strong revenue this fiscal year. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Dec 17, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 17th: The Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates for a fourth time this year, at its final meeting of 2018. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath runs down this week's economic calendar.

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Dec 14, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 14th: The Dow fell 497 points on Friday, putting all three major U.S. indexes in correction territory. Plus, U.S. officials say Chinese hackers are taking aim at U.S. Navy contractors. The Wall Street Journal's Dustin Volz has the details.

1 min
Dec 14, 2018
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The Dow entered correction territory on Friday, putting all three major indexes in correction. Oil prices fall on global growth concerns and a stronger U.S. dollar. And shares of some companies rally on plans for increased stock buybacks. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

22 min
Dec 14, 2018
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What the treatment of General Flynn says about the integrity of James Comey's FBI, and did Supreme Court shirk its duties by declining Planned Parenthood case?

1 min
Dec 14, 2018
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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, says Trump directed him to make two hush money payments to protect his 2016 campaign. Chinese hackers have breached Navy contractors in an attempt to steal military technology. J.R. Whalen reports.

51 min
Dec 14, 2018
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With Nicholas Carr, Genevieve Bell, Andrew Keen, and David Weinberger

28 min
Dec 14, 2018
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Hope for avoiding shutdown is evaporating.

7 min
Dec 14, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 14: Amazon is building two new headquarters in Queens, N.Y. and Crystal City, Virginia. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks about why the Amazon invasion will be slow.

1 min
Dec 14, 2018
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Pension funds to companies: disclose more information on their work forces, including employee pay. Jared Kushner reportedly talked to President Trump about chief of staff job. Retail sales are in the spotlight. Charlie Turner reports.

1 min
Dec 13, 2018
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A mixed close for U.S. stocks. Senate passes resolution to pull support for Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen. Renault says Carlos Ghosn will remain chairman and CEO. Starbucks to expand U.S. delivery with UberEats. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Dec 13, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 13: Apple plans a wave of expansion in the U.S., saying it'll spend one billion dollars on a new campus in Austin Texas. Apple will also build facilities in several other locations, says the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle.

1 min
Dec 13, 2018
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Apple plans to build a new $1 billion corporate campus in Austin, Texas. It could take as long as a decade before Amazon employees arrive at new headquarters sites in Virginia and New York. President Trump says he never directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to violate the law. J.R. Whalen reports.

35 min
Dec 13, 2018
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A new investigative series from The Intercept. Episode 2: The Trial.

34 min
Dec 13, 2018
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A new investigative series from The Intercept. Episode 1: Murder at Taco Bell.

1 min
Dec 13, 2018
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British Prime Minister Theresa May continues Brexit talks in Brussels. Banks get gentler treatment under the Trump administration. Thursday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

10 min
Dec 13, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 13: Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in the U.K. But the Wall Street Journal's Jason Douglas says the future for both May and Brexit is cloudy. And WSJ's Sharon Nunn says CFOs predict a recession in the U.S. next year.

1 min
Dec 12, 2018
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Stocks rise on hopes for U.S.-China trade thaw. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survives no-confidence vote. Mark Meadows takes name out of consideration for White House chief of staff. Charlie Turner reports.

18 min
Dec 12, 2018
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The budget showdown and other follies in the lame-duck Congress.

8 min
Dec 12, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 12: White House chief of staff John Kelly is leaving at year's end. It's part of a looming staff overhaul at a White House that's already seen unprecedented turnover. More from the Wall Street Journal's Peter Nicholas.

1 min
Dec 12, 2018
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Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison. A majority of corporate leaders surveyed fear a U.S. recession is likely by the end of 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of confidence in her leadership in handling the country's Brexit process. J.R. Whalen reports.

63 min
Dec 12, 2018
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A legislative coup in Wisconsin and a wrongful conviction in Georgia.

7 min
Dec 12, 2018
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A.M. Edition: The U.S. Postal Service is billions of dollars in debt. The White House has proposed a way for the Post Office to make money, by selling private companies access to your mailbox. The Wall Street Journal's Heidi Vogt explains.

1 min
Dec 12, 2018
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The U.S. and the European Union square off at the World Trade Organization. Tencent Music Entertainment Group goes public in one of the biggest U.S.-listed IPOs in years. Wednesday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

1 min
Dec 11, 2018
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Stocks end mixed in another roller coaster session. Trump, Pelosi and Schumer clash in front of the media on funding for border security. China agrees to cut tariffs on U.S. auto imports. McDonald's will reduce antibiotics in its beef supply. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Dec 11, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 11: President Trump had a heated on-camera meeting with Democratic leaders about funding for border security. Plus, the U.S. and China restart talks on reaching a trade agreement. The Wall Street Journal's Bob Davis has more.

20 min
Dec 11, 2018
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Looking back on John Kelly's role as White House Chief of Staff, and assessing the leading contenders poised to take his place.

1 min
Dec 11, 2018
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U.S. and China resume trade talks. President Trump says the U.S. military would construct a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border if Democrats refuse to help fund it. Many NFL prospects refuse to play in upcoming college football bowl games out of fear of injury. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Dec 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 11th: Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are planning to go public next year. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has more details on their battle on the streets and for global investors.

1 min
Dec 11, 2018
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The CEO of Google testifies before Congress. More than 10,000 Verizon employees accept severance packages. And some cryptocurrency companies are laying off employees. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 10, 2018
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Stocks shook off steep losses Monday to finish in positive territory. Oil prices edged lower over concerns a planned output cut might not erase a growing supply glut. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Dec 10, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 10th: Amazon is cracking down on seller scams, and has fired employees in the U.S. and India who were suspected of abetting scammers' efforts. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details on the crackdown.

1 min
Dec 10, 2018
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A selloff Monday morning puts the Dow Jones Industrial Average in sight of bear territory. British Prime Minister Theresa May delays a parliamentary vote on the Brexit bill. Nick Ayers, currently Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, takes himself out of the running to be White House Chief of Staff. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Dec 10, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 10: The Wall Street Journal's Peter Nicholas discusses White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's upcoming departure and what that means for stability among President Trump's senior staff.

1 min
Dec 10, 2018
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's departure unlikely to usher in more stability. Federal prosecutors expect to unseal criminal charges against hackers linked to the Chinese government. The coming week's economic calendar. J.R. Whalen reports.

22 min
Dec 7, 2018
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The French protests and the global carbon tax revolt.

1 min
Dec 7, 2018
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Concerns about trade and global growth hammer stocks. The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P each lose more than four and a half percent for the week. Huawei's CFO arrested for allegedly lying about company's ties with another firm doing business with Iran. Charlie Turner reports.

8 min
Dec 7, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 7: Employers added 155 thousand jobs in November, a slower-than-expected pace. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says smaller job growth may be consistent with a stumbling stock market and an economy that's expected to slow.

1 min
Dec 7, 2018
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President Trump to nominate William Barr, who served in the George H.W. Bush administration, as Attorney General. Boeing cancels a controversial satellite order that was financed by a Chinese government-owned company. Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as Academy Awards host following outcries over antigay tweets. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 7, 2018
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The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7% in November, but the pace of hiring was slower than Wall Street was expecting. J.R. Whalen reports.

25 min
Dec 7, 2018
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Reading 2020 tea leaves and a look back on the Bloody Eighth

1 min
Dec 7, 2018
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Congress passes a spending patch to avoid a partial government shutdown. Fiat Chrysler plans a new factory in Detroit. Friday's economic calendar makes way for the November jobs report. Tanya Bustos reports.

8 min
Dec 7, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 7: House Democrats say drugmakers have used savings from tax cuts for things like stock buybacks, instead of for lowering drug prices. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Loftus says the lawmakers have threatened to hold hearings on the matter.

1 min
Dec 6, 2018
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The Dow and S&P 500 decline while the Nasdaq gains. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell again Thursday. J.R. Whalen reports.

36 min
Dec 6, 2018
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Why does the axolotl smile?

8 min
Dec 7, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 6: President Trump has criticized Fed Chair Jerome Powell for this year's interest rate increases, but Powell enjoys wide support from Congress for the hikes. More from the Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos.

1 min
Dec 6, 2018
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Stocks fall sharply in early Thursday trading in response to a plunge in oil prices. Lyft moves a step closer to its highly anticipated IPO. The Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' receives six Golden Globe nominations, the most of any movie. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Dec 6, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 6th: Was former President George H.W. Bush the last of his kind? The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib says that question was called to mind during funeral services on Wednesday. Seib reflects on the life and legacy of the nation's 41st president.

1 min
Dec 6, 2018
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Former President George H.W. Bush is being laid to rest in Texas. Amazon hires two public-affairs firms. France is the most heavily taxed of the world's richest countries. And plenty of economic data is out ahead of the Friday jobs report. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Dec 5, 2018
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U.S. financial markets were closed Wednesday to honor late President George H.W. Bush. DOJ's appeal to block the AT&T/Time Warner merger will be heard on Thursday. USA Gymnastics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Charlie Turner reports.

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Dec 5, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 5: The nation paused Wednesday to honor the late 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush. At his state funeral in Washington, eulogies came from his son, former President George W. Bush and author Jon Meacham.

22 min
Dec 5, 2018
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Remembering George H.W. Bush and Trump's China deal.

1 min
Dec 5, 2018
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Wednesday is a national day of mourning to honor former President George H.W. Bush. China breaks its silence on the latest trade skirmish with the U.S. Russian president Vladimir Putin threatens to engage in a new arms race with the U.S. J.R. Whalen reports.

83 min
Dec 5, 2018
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An honest memorial service for an unrepentant warmonger.

8 min
Dec 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 5th: Wednesday is a national day of mourning for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. Plus, the CEOs of Dick's Sporting Goods and Aetna talk about gun control, at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council.

1 min
Dec 5, 2018
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The funeral for former President George H.W. Bush is being held on Wednesday. U.S. markets are closed, but Tuesday brought a selloff, sending the Dow down 799 points. And could changes at the U.S. Postal Service lead to higher delivery prices? Annmarie Fertoli reports.

11 min
Dec 4, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 4th: Worries over a trade truce between the U.S. and China and the pace of economic growth led to a selloff in stocks. Plus, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush reflects on the legacy of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

1 min
Dec 4, 2018
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Broad selloff on Wall Street Tuesday on U.S.-China trade pessimism. Shares of big banks particularly hit hard. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note falls further below 3% as investors fear slowed U.S. growth. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Dec 4, 2018
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French president Emmanuel Macron delays a planned tax increase on fuel after widespread protests and riots in Paris. U.S. national security adviser John Bolton calls for legislation barring imports generated from theft of American intellectual property. Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer to step down after January's Rose Bowl game. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Dec 4, 2018
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A.M. Edition for December 4th: Independent films are having a tough time in China, with filmmakers reporting a slowdown. But it's hard to say just how much of it is due to trade. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Wernau has more details.

1 min
Dec 4, 2018
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CIA Director Gina Haspel briefs lawmakers. Fed Chair Jerome Powell's testimony is cancelled. And lawmakers introduce a two-week spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Dec 3, 2018
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Markets close sharply higher on U.S.-China trade news. Oil prices increase on news of cooling trade tensions and expected production cuts. CVS shares fall after a federal judge voiced concern over the drug store chain's acquisition of Aetna. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Dec 3, 2018
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P.M. Edition for December 3rd: The U.S. and China have brokered a truce on trade. But there are still plenty of obstacles to overcome to reach a more lasting agreement. The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin has the details.

1 min
Dec 3, 2018
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Stocks jump on news of cooling trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Qatar to leave OPEC to focus on its own oil production. The head of the U.K.'s secret intelligence service warns Russia over confrontations with Britain and its allies. J.R. Whalen reports.

8 min
Dec 3, 2018
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Former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday at age 94, presided over a time of tumultuous economic and global events. Wall Street Journal chief economics commentator Greg Ip discusses the 41st U.S. president's legacy.

1 min
Dec 3, 2018
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Former President George H.W. Bush will lay in state at the U.S. Capitol through Wednesday, which has been declared a national day of mourning. This week's economic data includes November's jobs report as well as motor vehicle sales and a gauge of consumer sentiment. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Nov 30, 2018
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U.S. stocks rose Friday, capping a strong week. Both the Dow and S&P 500 rose more than one percent in November. Could an oil production cut be around the corner? Marriott's stock tumbles on a massive data breach. Charlie Turner reports.

23 min
Nov 30, 2018
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Michael Cohen cops a plea as the Mueller probe accelerates.

6 min
Nov 30, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 30: Marriott International says a data breach in its Starwood reservations system affected as many as 500 million customers. The Wall Street Journal's Aisha Al-Muslim says the hacked data included credit card information and passport numbers.

1 min
Nov 30, 2018
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Marriott says a data breach may have exposed the personal information as many as up to 500 million guests. President Trump along with Mexican and Canadian leaders sign an agreement to extend the multi-national free trade zone. J.R. Whalen reports.

50 min
Nov 30, 2018
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With Noam Cohen, Leslie Berlin, Dipayan Ghosh, and Joshua McKenty

7 min
Nov 30, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 30th: A proposed change in federal regulations could mean your next home appraisal will be done by a computer, not a human being. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Dezember has the details.

1 min
Nov 30, 2018
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U.S.-China relations are in the spotlight at the G20 summit. The White House hosts a tech roundtable next week. And AT&T announces plans to launch a new streaming service. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Nov 29, 2018
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Stocks slip, as a late rally fizzles. The markets had moved higher after Fed minutes signaled uncertainty on rate hikes next year. Good news for a struggling housing market: mortgage rates hold steady. Charlie Turner reports.

37 min
Nov 29, 2018
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K-Pop Rules It All

11 min
Nov 29, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 29th: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress. Plus, U.S. life expectancy falls as suicides and drug overdoses spike. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy McKay has more.

1 min
Nov 29, 2018
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President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleads guilty to make false statements to Congress. U.S. life expectancy dips again. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
Nov 29, 2018
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The Fed releases the minutes from its last meeting. U.S. profit growth overseas is slowing. Facebook is expanding its local news feature. And Amazon is facing heat over baby registry ads. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
Nov 29, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 29th: Independent beauty companies -- and the celebrities and influencers who back them -- are forcing the $52 billion beauty industry to rethink its strategies in courting consumers. The Wall Street Journal's Jaewon Kang has the details.

1 min
Nov 28, 2018
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Stocks soar after Fed chair Powell describes interest rates as just below a neutral level. A House Democratic caucus backs Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. Altria reportedly in talks for a stake in Juul Labs. Charlie Turner reports.

8 min
Nov 28, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 28th: Less trade means less choice for consumers - especially when it comes to cars. The Wall Street Journal's Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip has more details on how protracted trade battles are impacting consumers.

19 min
Nov 28, 2018
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Paul Gigot and Kim Strassel on Trump's challenges from Putin and China trade.

1 min
Nov 28, 2018
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Cindy Hyde-Smith wins contentious Senate election in Mississippi. CVS gets the regulatory green light to acquire insurer Aetna. New mother are upset at Amazon for placing unwanted items in their baby registries. J.R. Whalen reports.

89 min
Nov 28, 2018
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How decades of U.S. policy ravaged Central America.

6 min
Nov 28, 2018
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A.M. Edition for November 28th: The U.S. housing market, which makes up a sixth of the U.S. economy, has been a persistent weak spot. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto has more details on the factors at play, and what we can expect in the months ahead.

1 min
Nov 28, 2018
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks in New York. Consumer confidence slips from an 18-year high. Early data shows fewer shoppers kicked off the holiday season last week. And charities are worried about a drop in giving. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Nov 27, 2018
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Blue chips lead a stock rally. Trump threatens to cut GM subsidies after layoff news. A non-profit group demands unsealing of charges against WikiLeaks' founder. Amazon moves into the healthcare industry. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
Nov 27, 2018
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P.M. Edition for November 27: General Motors is cutting more than 14 thousand jobs and idling several North American plants. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias says GM, like other carmakers, is shifting away from unprofitable sedans to focus on SUVs and pickups.

17 min
Nov 27, 2018
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General Motors, Donald Trump, and the politics of cars.

1 min
Nov 27, 2018
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President Trump expected to boost tariff levels on China imports. GM likely to keep building cars in China, despite critical comments from President Trump. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries says its generic version of EpiPen is now available in limited doses in the U.S. J.R. Whalen reports.