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Trade Tensions Rattle Markets

WSJ What's News

The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says investors are worried that the U.S.-China trade fight could put the brakes on economic growth.

5 Min

Jun 15, 2018

Closing Bell Brief for Friday, June 15th

WSJ Minute Briefing

U.S.-China trade feud pressures stocks. Crude prices fall on speculation oil producers may hike output. Apple partners with Oprah. Bob Dylan's new gig: whiskey. Charlie Turner reports.

1 Min

Jun 15, 2018

The Inspector General Report on the FBI

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

The Inspector General report on the FBI, and the China tariffs begin.

22 Min

Jun 15, 2018

North Korea: Next Steps

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and David Albright on how to denuclearize the Kim regime.

21 Min

Jun 15, 2018

Apple to Stick with Cheaper Screens for New iPhones

WSJ What's News

P.M. Edition for June 15: In a surprise, Apple reportedly expects most of its new iPhone lineup this fall will feature the older LCD screens. It marks a slower transition to the newer OLED display. Tripp Mickle points to slower demand for the pricey iPhone X.

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Jun 15, 2018

Midday Brief for Friday, June 15th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Beijing plans retaliation after the U.S. announces 25% tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods. President Trump takes issue with a watchdog group's report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server matter. Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks cereal after dozens suffer from salmonella-related illnesses. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 15, 2018

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Jun 15, 2018
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What's the state of the GOP? Then breaking down DACA and immigration.

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Jun 15, 2018
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A judge clears AT&T and Time Warner to close their deal. The U.S. economy is pulling ahead of Asia and Europe. The University of Chicago drops SAT and ACT requirement. And Friday brings new data on consumer sentiment. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 14, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 15: Research funding can be hard to come by. But some biotech firms in the U.S. and Europe are getting a big helping hand from Chinese investors, who are supplying record amounts of cash. The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan D. Rockoff has more.

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Jun 14, 2018
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The Nasdaq closes at a record high. A new DOJ report finds Comey mishandled Clinton email investigation, but that the probe wasn't biased. Apple is in talks for its first original feature film. And, insurance for Uber riders! Charlie Turner reports.

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Jun 14, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 14: Americans spent freely in May. The government says retail sales rose eight tenths percent last month, the biggest jump since November. Josh Mitchell says a strong economy is prodding consumers to spend.

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Jun 14, 2018
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Apple developing a new security features to protect iPhones from intruders. Medicaid gaining traction in some Republican states. What happens if you're in an accident in a ride-hailing vehicle like one from Uber? J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 14, 2018
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The Trump administration prepares to levy tariffs on Chinese goods. The soccer World Cup kicks off in Moscow. Thursday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jun 13, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 14: As expected, the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by a quarter-percentage point, and pencilling in a total of four rate hikes this year. But there are still challenges ahead. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip has more.

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Jun 13, 2018
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Stocks end lower after the Fed raises interest rates and signals a more aggressive path of rate hikes ahead. Comcast makes an offer for 21st Century Fox assets, setting off a bidding war with Disney. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jun 13, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 13: A judge has cleared the way for AT&T to buy Time Warner, saying the Justice Department's antitrust suit had no merit. What does this mean for other planned mergers? Brent Kendall has five takeaways from the judge's ruling.

21 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Anticipating the Justice Department report on Hillary Clinton's private email investigation.

16 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on regional reactions to the Trump-Kim summit and the U.S.'s new, de facto embassy in Taipei.

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Jun 13, 2018
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U.S. to co-host the 2026 World Cup. AT&T-Time Warner merger approval likely to trigger a flurry of additional media deals. China launching a surveillance system by placing radio-frequency chips in car windshields. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 13, 2018
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U.S. warmongers are in panic mode.

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Jun 12, 2018
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The Fed wraps up its policy meeting. A Senate panel signs off on two of the president's nominees. And the U.S. budget deficit widens. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 13, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 13: Facebook is introducing a new feature that allows users to leave reviews of sellers on its platform - a move that could lead Facebook to ban bad sellers. The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar explains.

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Jun 12, 2018
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A federal judge clears the way for AT&T to merge with Time Warner. Tesla is cutting 3,500 jobs from its global workforce. And OPEC production rose in May. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 12, 2018
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While we were sleeping, President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore. They signed a "very comprehensive document," but what was in it?

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Jun 12, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicolas Eberstadt assess the Trump-Kim summit and the prospects for denuclearization.

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Jun 12, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 12: A federal judge has approved a merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Plus, the much-anticipated summit between the U.S. and North Korea did little to roil global markets on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Riva Gold explains.

23 min
Jun 12, 2018
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Assessing the Trump-Kim summit.

1 min
Jun 12, 2018
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North Korea promises the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Facebook to crack down on companies advertising unsatisfactory products. Should eggs be officially labeled as a healthy food? J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 11, 2018
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A short-term interest rate hike is on the horizon. Two key oil reports are out this week. And Jared Kushner held $174 million in assets last year. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 12, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 12: The Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates for the second time this year, at the end of its policy meeting this week. But The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos says what's less clear is the Fed's path for the rest of 2018.

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Jun 11, 2018
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Stocks close higher, ahead of the U.S.-North Korea summit. Nickel prices near a four-year high. Workday is buying Adaptive Insights. And HSBC is investing up to $17 billion in China and new technology. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

23 min
Jun 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the U.S.-Canada trade spat and President Trump's sit-down with Kim Jong Un.

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Jun 11, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 11: A rift between the U.S. and Canada could weigh heavily on upcoming international negotiations. The Wall Street Journal's Vivian Salama has more on what happened at the G-7 summit, and how it could impact the talks ahead.

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Jun 11, 2018
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Last-minute talks ahead of Monday evneing's U.S.-North Korea summit. The Supreme Court upholds Ohio's voter registration cancellation rules. AT&T and Time Warner await a judge's decision on the companies' proposed merger. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 11, 2018
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How a federal judge's verdict on AT&T and Time Warner could reshape the media industry. The annual E3 video game expo arrives in Los Angeles. The coming week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jun 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 11: The Fed's two-day policy meeting is this week. Ben Leubsdorf says we should watch for what the Fed might say about interest rate hikes for the rest of the year. We'll also get a report on May retail sales.

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Jun 9, 2018
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Akane Otani says Wall Street will look for clues about future interest rate hikes from the upcoming Fed policy meeting. She adds we're entering a period with low trading volumes, which could lead to a bit of volatility.

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Jun 8, 2018
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Investors shake off trade worries and stocks close higher. Manafort indicted on new charges. Kia Motors recalls 500 thousand vehicles due to faulty airbags. Charlie Turner reports.

18 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Can Congress rein in Trump on trade, and Trump and the G-7.

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Jun 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 8: The Justice Department says it won't defend the Affordable Care Act, in a new blow to the law. Stephanie Armour says Justice is asking a federal court to strike down key elements of the law.

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Jun 8, 2018
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President Trump calls for Russia to be let back into the G-7. Justice Department will not defend major provisions in the Affordable Care Act. TV chef and author Anthony Bourdain found dead in France of an apparent suicide.

25 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Robert Colvile on Brexit progress of a sort, and the Israeli Prime Minister's European tour.

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Jun 8, 2018
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With both of us on the road we turn to polls about booze, weed & Michael Avenatti.

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Jun 8, 2018
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The G-7 summit begins in Canada. Americans' wealth surpasses $100 trillion. Google sets new limits for use of its artificial intelligence. And a report finds test scores drop in warmer school years. Annmarie Fertoil reports.

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Jun 7, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 8: The G-7 summit comes at a tense time for the U.S. and its allies, who are angry over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Zumbrun has more on the shadow that's casting over the meeting.

34 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Sizing up the race for the House this fall

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Jun 7, 2018
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The major averages close mixed. Driver in fatal Tesla crash was speeding with autonomous vehicle's alert system engaged. Consumer credit slows again. Starbucks raises coffee prices. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jun 7, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 7: A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds voters would rather see control of Congress flipping to Democrats. Also, President Trump's approval rating has risen, and he gets more credit for the strengthening economy. Aaron Zitner has more.

36 min
Jun 7, 2018
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The quintessential North American product is in the midst of a radical shift... but a shift towards what?

1 min
Jun 7, 2018
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Deal struck to keep Chinese telecommunications company ZTE in business. New study says hot classrooms have a negative impact on grades. Frozen foods making a comeback among health-conscious shoppers. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 7, 2018
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NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels. Data on chain store sales and weekly jobless claims are out Thursday. A private-equity firm invests in Honest Company. And CVS announces some staffing news. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 6, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 7: Amid continued trade uncertainty, U.S. farmers are getting caught in the crosshairs. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge has more on how that's influencing everything from day-to-day operations, to planning for the future.

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Jun 6, 2018
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Stocks shoot higher, with the Nasdaq hitting another record close. Ryan agrees with Gowdy: no spies in the Trump election campaign. It's the U.S. versus trade allies at the upcoming G7 summit. Domestic air fares are back on the rise. Charlie Turner reports.

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Jun 6, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 6: Ahead of midterm elections, the Democratic Party appeared on track to avoid being shut out of several House races in California primaries. Republicans also dodged a bullet. Natalie Andrews says it's tied to California's unique primary election system.

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Jun 6, 2018
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What did we learn from the Super Tuesday primaries?

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Jun 6, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Rubin on a U.S.-Turkey deal in Syria and coalition-building in Baghdad.

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Jun 6, 2018
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Protests aren't likely at next week's U.S.-North Korea summit. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says North Korea begged for the summit to happen after its cancellation last month. U.S. farmers bracing for more global trade tensions. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 6, 2018
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One year ago this month, the FBI arrested a decorated Air Force veteran and NSA contractor and charged her under the Espionage Act.

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Jun 6, 2018
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Wednesday's key economic reports include the weekly petroleum status report, and the latest data on international trade. Senators will stay in Washington for most of August. And PetSmart is spinning off a stake in its e-commerce subsidiary. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 6: Wendy's is moving its tomato production from fields to greenhouses. The fast-food chain says that means no more mushy tomatoes. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon explains why Wendy's is making the move.

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Jun 5, 2018
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Stocks didn't move much on Tuesday. Social Security will need to dip into its reserves. Wells Fargo is scaling back its bank branches. And Rawlings changes hands. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 5, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 5: Food companies are struggling to figure out what you want to eat. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street Columnist Aaron Back has more about how that's translating to changes in the food industry - and on supermarket shelves.

23 min
Jun 5, 2018
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The brawl over Trump and executive power, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks for president?

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Jun 5, 2018
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China puts a $70 billion deal on the table if tariffs threat is sidelined. Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty. Wendy's says no more mushy tomatoes in its burgers. J.R. Whalen reports.

39 min
Jun 5, 2018
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For Congressman John Delaney, the 2020 campaign is already underway. The money is there. So is the commitment. And people in are starting to pay attention.

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Jun 4, 2018
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Apple's annual conference continues. Walmart sells the majority of its Brazil operations. And Tyson acquires an organic chicken producer. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 4, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 5: Trying to beat robocallers? Turns out they're still winning, even if you don't pick up the phone. That's because some are actually making money off an old caller ID system. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse explains.

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Jun 4, 2018
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Stocks end the day with gains, despite continued trade tensions. Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down. And Apple announces a new app to help limit screen time. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Jun 4, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 4: Trade tensions are high heading into the G-7 summit later this week, with the U.S. alienating major allies over steel and aluminum tariffs. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun has more on the latest trade talks.

21 min
Jun 4, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the 29th anniversary of the June 4 massacre and a disturbing turn in Xinjiang.

1 min
Jun 4, 2018
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President Trump says he has the right to pardon himself. South Korea plays down the likelihood of peace with the north ahead of the planned June 12th U.S.-North Korea summit. Supreme Court sides with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Jun 4, 2018
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The U.S. Treasury to sell $90 billion in debt this week. What new bankruptcy-court papers reveal about Cambridge Analytica. The coming week's economic data. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Jun 4, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 4: In a quiet week for economic reports, April trade deficit numbers could get some attention. And with U.S. tariffs angering allies, we'll be watching a G7 summit taking place at the end of the week in Quebec. We get a preview from Harriet Torry.

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Jun 2, 2018
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Investors were heartened by good news from the May jobs report. But Mike Wursthorn says U.S. tariffs and promises of retaliation by trading partners are hanging over the markets.

23 min
Jun 1, 2018
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The job market booms, a trade war looms, and Trump's pardon spree.

1 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Stocks rise sharply, boosted by solid jobs report. Trump says North Korean summit is back on again. Car sales rise in May. Apple is expanding its digital-ad platform. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Jun 1, 2018
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P.M. Edition for June 1: The economy added 223 thousand jobs in May and the jobless rate fell to 3.8 percent, lowest level in 18 years. Greg Ip says the report provides evidence that the strong labor market is bidding up wages.

18 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Satter on lessons learned from the 'death' and resurrection of journalist Arkady Babchenko.

8 min
Jun 1, 2018
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A.M. Edition for June 1: The May unemployment report beats Wall Street's expectations. Who's the highest-paid CEO of a banking or financial company? It's Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase. That's according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of best-paid financial chiefs. WSJ's Theo Francis has the story.

1 min
Jun 1, 2018
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The nation's unemployment rate dipped to 3.8% in May, the lowest level since April of 2000, and 223,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy, beating Wall Street's expectations. J.R. Whalen reports.

33 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Hear about California's top-two primary system (it's wonky!) and then what the White House has up its sleeve for the 2018 Midterms.

1 min
Jun 1, 2018
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President Donald Trump's expectations from North Korean officials. The U.S.'s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

51 min
May 31, 2018
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Who should be tweeting? Kristen has a foreign policy poll. Urbanicity. And biscuits.

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May 31, 2018
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Stocks fall on trade war fears, ending a strong month of May on a weak note. Canada, Mexico and the E.U. say they'll retaliate after the U.S. imposes tariffs on Friday. Waymo is buying thousands of minivans from Fiat Chrysler. Charlie Turner reports.

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May 31, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 31: The Wall Street Journal says Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett offered to invest three billion dollars in Uber Technologies. But talks between Berkshire and Uber fell apart. We get more from WSJ's Nicole Friedman.

1 min
May 31, 2018
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North Korean officials expected to meet President Trump in Washington on Friday. U.S. to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and Europe. Sears to close another 72 stores amid declining sales. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
May 31, 2018
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The White House's renewed trade offensive against China puts settlement talks at risk. "I'm Sorry" gets more expensive for Wells Fargo. Thursday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

7 min
May 31, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 31: There's a new federal law aimed at preventing online sex trafficking and prostitution. The Wall Street Journal's Heidi Vogt says online dating sites are worried about potential liability caused by the law's vague wording.

1 min
May 30, 2018
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U.S. stocks rebound from the previous day's selloff. The White House is expected to slap steel and aluminum tariffs on the E.U. The Fed's Beige Book says economy is growing moderately. Charlie Turner reports.

9 min
May 30, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 30: In a Wall Street Journal exclusive, depositions of several NFL owners show that pressure by President Trump caused them to change the rules on player behavior during the national anthem. WSJ's Andrew Beaton has more.

21 min
May 30, 2018
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Trump's trade disruption and elites vs. populists in Italy.