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Trump Backs Plan to Strengthen Gun Background Checks

WSJ What's News

P.M. Edition for February 20th: Following the shooting that killed 17 students at a Florida high school, President Trump says he supports a proposal that would toughen background checks for gun purchases. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Bykowicz has more.

8 Min

Feb 20, 2018

New Economic Reports, Amid Fears of Inflation

WSJ What's News

A.M. Edition for February 20: A shortened work week brings a lighter economic calendar. But there's still a lot to review, amid fears of inflation. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney has more.

7 Min

Feb 19, 2018

From Coffee, to Beer: Sam Adams Hires New CEO

WSJ What's News

A.M. Edition for Monday, February 19: Sam Adams' new CEO, Dave Burwick, has plenty of experience in the beverage industry. But will he be able to help the company boost sales? The Wall Street Journal's Maria Armental has more.

6 Min

Feb 18, 2018

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6 min
Feb 17, 2018
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Weekend Edition for February 17-18: Stocks recovered this past week from a bruising selloff earlier in the month. The Nasdaq had its best week in years. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen talks about the influence that Apple has on the broader market.

7 min
Feb 16, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 16th: With the start of the Lunar New Year, four Chinese movies are debuting in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel says it signals China's ambitions to become a global movie-making force.

7 min
Feb 16, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 16: Some Republicans are willing to make more concessions when it comes to healthcare, as they work to lower premiums, and eye the midterm elections in November. The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour explains.

9 min
Feb 15, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 15th: President Trump expressed condolences to victims and their families in the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in south Florida. Plus, billionaire investor Peter Thiel is moving from Silicon Valley to Los Angeles.

8 min
Feb 14, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 15: President Trump's infrastructure plan left many with one big question: Who's paying for it? A group of investors have an idea known as infrastructure asset recycling. The Wall Street Journal's Cezary Podkul explains.

7 min
Feb 14, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 14th: More signs of a rise in inflation, as the Consumer Price Index rose half a percent last month. We'll talk about this with the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry. In a separate report, retail sales fell in January.

7 min
Feb 14, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 14: Six former federal prosecutors are running for seats in the House, as Democrats. The Wall Street Journal's Aruna Viswanatha has more on what's driving them to run for political office.

7 min
Feb 13, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 13th: It's no secret that malls in the U.S. are on the decline. But malls in Mexico are booming, and that has U.S. investors looking south. The Wall Street Journal's Robbie Whelan has more.

8 min
Feb 12, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 13: In the era of #MeToo, companies are facing new questions when it comes to setting the rules for office romance. Beth Zoller, legal editor at XpertHR, talks about how companies should navigate office romances.

7 min
Feb 12, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 12: President Trump's long-awaited infrastructure plan is part of the 2019 fiscal year budget. But many questions remain, including where the funding for the plan will come from. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann explains.

6 min
Feb 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 12th: This week brings a busy economic calendar, including the consumer price index, consumer sentiment data, retail sales, and housing data. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry runs down the week in economic news.

6 min
Feb 10, 2018
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Weekend Edition for February 10-11: Fears of higher inflation and rising interest rates battered the markets in volatile trading this week. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani reminds us that we'd gotten used to a low interest rate environment for a long time.

5 min
Feb 9, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 9: Amazon.com is launching a delivery service for businesses. "Shipping with Amazon" will compete directly with FedEx and UPS. Wall Street Journal San Francisco reporter Laura Stevens has the details.

8 min
Feb 8, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 9: The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Bachman is there and she tells us that the Olympics could be in for some changes after these games end.

7 min
Feb 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 8: After a volatile day of trading, the Dow and the S&P 500 entered correction territory on Thursday. Plus, Twitter posts its first profit since becoming a publicly-traded company. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

7 min
Feb 8, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 8: Democrats are setting their sights on House seats held by Republicans. And so far, they've raised more money than GOP incumbents in key districts. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Bykowicz has more.

10 min
Feb 7, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 7: Goldman Sachs is in talks with Apple to offer financing to consumers who buy iPhones and other Apple gadgets. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair and Liz Hoffman explain.

7 min
Feb 7, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 7: Investors are concerned about just how much the Federal Reserve might tighten policy this year. The Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart explains how the tax overhaul could further complicate matters.

7 min
Feb 6, 2018
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P.M. Edition: The Dow's loss of more than 1,100 points on Monday left most investors with one burning question: Why? But The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig, author of The Intelligent Investor Column, says there is no answer - and it might be futile to try to find one.

7 min
Feb 6, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 6: After a strong start to 2018, stocks have reversed course. The Dow plunged more than 1,100 points on Monday. Plus, The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Louise Ensign explains why banks are closing more branches.

6 min
Feb 5, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 5: The Dow suffered its worst one-day point drop ever on Monday. Plus, lawmakers are hoping to gain consensus on a bipartisan immigration bill to prevent a government shutdown on Friday. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler has more.

6 min
Feb 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 5: Tech companies are seeing a meteoric rise. Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Google's parent company, Alphabet, all reported record sales in the fourth quarter. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more.

9 min
Feb 2, 2018
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Weekend Edition for February 3-4: A surge in Treasury yields led to an enormous selloff for stocks on Friday. Plus: on the heels of strong employment data, we'll get a report on job openings in the new week.

10 min
Feb 2, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 2: A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll finds the National Football League is losing its core audience of adult men. Joining us to talk about the poll is WSJ's Jared Diamond, who's in Minneapolis for this Sunday's Super Bowl.

9 min
Feb 2, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 2: Another positive jobs report. Also, airlines are working to fix what's known as code-sharing. That's when one airline puts its name on a flight actually operated by another carrier - and it's causing a lot of confusion for travelers. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney shares some tips.

7 min
Feb 1, 2018
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P.M. Edition for February 1: The Wall Street Journal's Yuka Hayashi talks about how companies that offer high-interest loans have benefited from the Trump administration's deregulatory push.

8 min
Feb 1, 2018
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A.M. Edition for February 1: As Amazon.com considers where to build its second headquarters, other businesses hope Amazon doesn't choose their city. The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber talks about why companies worry about having Amazon as a neighbor.

9 min
Jan 31, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 31: President Trump delivered the State of the Union address on Tuesday, and now the real work begins, as lawmakers try to build consensus on contentious issues like immigration and infrastructure spending. The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky breaks down the potential battles that may lie ahead. Plus, Janet Yellen's last policy meeting as chair of the Federal Reserve.

9 min
Jan 31, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 31: We have highlights from President Trump's State of the Union address. And Tesla is attracting rivals who would pay big bucks for its trade secrets.

5 min
Jan 30, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 30: Apple is facing less demand than anticipated for its iPhone X, and is reducing production through March. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains what that means for the company and its supply chain.

7 min
Jan 30, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 30: President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Nicholas has more on what we can expect.

8 min
Jan 29, 2018
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Wall Street will be eyeing Apple's iPhone sales projections when it reports quarterly earnings this week. Plus, FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is stepping down effective immediately. Also, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' coming up short for Disney.

8 min
Jan 29, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 29: Technical improvements and new regulations were among factors that made last year the safest for air travel. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney explains.

9 min
Jan 27, 2018
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Weekend Edition for January 27-28: Stocks soared to new heights Friday, continuing their 2018 rally. Plus, we preview the upcoming January jobs report.

7 min
Jan 26, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 26: The nation's GDP grew slightly less than economists expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, at a 2.6% annual rate. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf explains what that could mean for 2018.

9 min
Jan 26, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 26: Global leaders are voicing their concerns about the effects of technology. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner explains what he sees as a shift in tone during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

9 min
Jan 25, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 25: Apple is adding an emergency location feature to its iPhones in a new update. But for the time being, it isn't available in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson explains why.

8 min
Jan 25, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 25: A judge in California is expected to rule in the next few months on whether coffee should have a warning label. The Wall Street Journal's Sara Randazzo explains why coffee is now under the microscope.

8 min
Jan 24, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 24: The Teamsters Union has begun collective bargaining talks on a new contract with shipper UPS. In an opening salvo, the union wants to prohibit UPS from using drones or driverless vehicles to deliver packages.

8 min
Jan 24, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 24: Tesla is offering CEO Elon Musk a new 10-year compensation package, with a goal of achieving a $650 billion valuation. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains what that means for the future of the company, and for Musk.

10 min
Jan 23, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 23: Netflix added a record 8.3 million new subscribers in its latest quarter. The Wall Street Journal's Austen Hufford said the growth came even in the face of higher prices and rising competition.

8 min
Jan 23, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 23: Coca-Cola is betting big on its diet brand, by releasing four new flavors. But will the plan work to revive sluggish sales? The Wall Street Journal's Cara Lombardo has the details.

9 min
Jan 22, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 22: The major U.S. airlines have expanded service between major hubs and smaller airports, resuming a practice they had largely abandoned. The Wall Street Journal's Doug Cameron explains why carriers are once again serving small and mid-sized cities.

6 min
Jan 22, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 22: A case before the Supreme Court could change the face of union membership, which is increasingly trending toward the public sector. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath explains.

7 min
Jan 20, 2018
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Weekend Edition for January 20-21: All three major indexes have hit new records so far this year. But how much of that has to do with President Trump? The Wall Street Journal's Chelsey Dulaney and Ben Eisen explain.

6 min
Jan 19, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Rothfield explains how President Trump's attorney set up a private company to facilitate hush funds to a former adult film star. Also, the Journal analyzes nearly 2,300 Trump tweets from his first year in office. Plus, Delta Airlines is making it more difficult to bring animals on flights.

7 min
Jan 19, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 19: A new tax on endowments has some colleges worried about budgeting. And it turns out some smaller colleges may end up paying more in the short-term. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin explains.

8 min
Jan 18, 2018
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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.

8 min
Jan 18, 2018
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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.

10 min
Jan 17, 2018
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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.

7 min
Jan 17, 2018
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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.

10 min
Jan 16, 2018
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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.

8 min
Jan 16, 2018
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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.

8 min
Jan 15, 2018
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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.

7 min
Jan 12, 2018
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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.

10 min
Jan 12, 2018
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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.

8 min
Jan 11, 2018
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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.

6 min
Jan 11, 2018
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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.

9 min
Jan 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 11th: Apple is already facing heat from consumers over its iPhone battery slowdowns. Now, officials in the U.S. and France have some questions. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

9 min
Jan 10, 2018
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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.

8 min
Jan 10, 2018
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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.

11 min
Jan 9, 2018
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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.

9 min
Jan 9, 2018
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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.

8 min
Jan 8, 2018
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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.

8 min
Jan 7, 2018
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Many employers automatically enroll their employees in 401(k) plans to encourage them to save for retirement. But a new study raises questions about the practice. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen explains.

9 min
Jan 6, 2018
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Weekend Edition for January 6-7: Stocks reached record heights this week, with the Dow surpassing 25,000 for the first time ever. Plus, next week's economic calendar includes a speech from New York Fed Chief William Dudley.

10 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter James Mackintosh explains why investors should not solely rely on the current strength of the stock market to measure economic health. Also, the digital currency offered by Ripple has recently skyrocketed nearly 1,200% in value.

11 min
Jan 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 5: The jobs report from December shows the economy added 148,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. Plus, untraceable weapons known as ghost guns are a growing problem on the black market. But because they don't have serial numbers, ghost guns are flying under the radar. The Wall Street Journal's Zusha Elinson has more.

9 min
Jan 4, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 4th: After the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 25000 on Thursday, what factors could propel the blue-chip index even higher, and which could trigger a pullback? Also, this winter's frigid weather is driving up energy prices. Plus, CVS and Walgreens see some drug prices coming down.

9 min
Jan 4, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 4: The Federal Reserve has released the minutes from its final meeting of 2017, when it announced its third and final interest rate hike of the year. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry explains what else the minutes can tell us about the Fed's view of the economy, as we begin the new year.

9 min
Jan 3, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 3: Congressional leaders and White House officials are holding talks on a new spending bill. They need to work out differences and pass a new spending measure by January 19th, when current government funding expires.

9 min
Jan 3, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 3: Utah Republican senator Orrin Hatch says he'll retire when his term ends. Plus, organic milk, long a staple in many consumers' diets, is awash in oversupply as demand falls.

9 min
Jan 2, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 2: Doug Jones is being sworn in Wednesday as Alabama's newest senator. As a moderate, will he try to reach a consensus with his GOP colleagues? And how will he get along with fellow Democrats who are in no mood to bargain with Republicans?

11 min
Jan 2, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 2nd: Content moderators are playing a growing role in the tech industry. The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber has more on the hazards of the job.

6 min
Dec 31, 2017
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A.M. Edition for January 1: The nation's tax overhaul is boosting the popularity of CPAs. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Rapoport has more.

14 min
Dec 30, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 30-31: Stocks had their best year since 2013. What can we expect for 2018? Plus, the December jobs report tops the economic calendar for the first week of the new year.

10 min
Dec 29, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 29: The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman says Goldman Sachs will take a short-term hit from the newly-enacted tax reform bill. Plus, she talks about how 2017 was a big year for financial markets, but not for Wall Street traders.

11 min
Dec 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 29: Apple's stock has had its best annual performance since 2010, thanks to anticipation for the new iPhone. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher on whether the stock can continue its big runup in 2018.

10 min
Dec 28, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 28: The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism says some insurance companies are poised to raise prices, something that hasn't happened in years. It follows a string of costly hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes.

8 min
Dec 28, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 28: Some old line industrial companies like 3M and PPG Industries are hoping to become suppliers for the vehicles of the future: electric and self-driving cars. Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel explains.

8 min
Dec 27, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 27: The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison talks about U.S. taxpayers rushing to pay their 2018 property taxes before the Republican tax bill takes effect January 1st.

9 min
Dec 26, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 27: Retailers such as Amazon.com and Wal-Mart have put strategies in place to prepare for holiday gift returns. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry talks about how the nation's opioid epidemic is impacting the workplace.

9 min
Dec 26, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 26: New polling shows women with a four-year college degree prefer Democrats over Republicans by a wide margin. The Wall Street Journal's Dante Chinni says it's still early, but the results are bad news for the GOP ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.

11 min
Dec 26, 2017
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A.M. Edition for Tuesday, December 26th: The final trading week of the year brings a light economic calendar. Plus, what the death of a midwestern mall can tell us about retail trends across the nation.

8 min
Dec 25, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 25: The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky on how the relationship between President Trump and Republican lawmakers evolved. Plus, Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on stories to watch for in 2018.

11 min
Dec 23, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 23-24: U.S. stocks edge lower in quite pre-holiday trading. Plus, consumer confidence tops a very light economic calendar for the new week.

7 min
Dec 22, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 22: President Donald Trump signed both the tax overhaul measure and the spending bill into law Friday. Plus, traditional stores may have a rare advantage over online retailers in the battle for last-minute shoppers.

9 min
Dec 22, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 22: Wal-Mart has suspended programs that offered first-time shoplifters protection from prosecution if they paid a fee. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Palazzolo explains why.

8 min
Dec 21, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 21: Many provisions of the new tax reform bill take effect January 1st. That leaves little time for the IRS, Treasury Department and other agencies to adjust to the changes. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson explains.

10 min
Dec 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 21: AT&T says it'll give $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees - if the president signs the tax bill. Plus, which industries stand to gain the most under the tax plan, and which will need to make up some ground.

10 min
Dec 20, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 20: The House, in a second vote Wednesday, passed the most sweeping tax code reform in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin talks about some of the tax bill's winners and losers.

8 min
Dec 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 20: The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says employers are spending more on vacation perks and retirement contributions. That's helped boost the growth of workers' average hourly compensation.

9 min
Dec 19, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 19: The House will likely have to revote on the tax plan it approved Tuesday, due to minor provisions not meeting Senate rules. Plus, how the plan could boost GDP and shrink the trade deficit.

8 min
Dec 19, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 19: High-income earners in high-tax states will be hurt by the GOP tax provision that rolls back a popular deduction. But that doesn't mean these people will flee to low-tax states. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf explains.

9 min
Dec 18, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 18th: Authorities say there are multiple fatalities following an Amtrak derailment in Washington. Plus, there's a massive recall on airbags, but carmakers are struggling to get consumers to pay attention.

8 min
Dec 17, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 18: Republicans released their final version of the tax reform bill. Its chances for passage got a boost from a couple of GOP senate holdouts. Plus, a European company is buying a big shopping mall operator.

12 min
Dec 16, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 16-17: Stocks closed at new record highs after more GOP senators switched their votes to yes on tax reform. Plus, in the new week, we'll get the final revised estimate of third quarter economic growth.

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