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A Tax Overhaul Deal; Fed Hikes Interest Rates

WSJ What's News

P.M. Edition for December 13th: House and Senate Republicans reached an agreement on the tax overhaul bill Wednesday, clearing the way for a final vote next week. Meanwhile, Democrats are hoping to delay that vote, until Senate-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is sworn in.

6 Min

Dec 13, 2017

Fed to Reveal Rate Decision; Surprise Win for Democrats

WSJ What's News

A.M. Edition for December 13th: The Fed wraps up its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. A surprise win for Democrats in Alabama. Plus, a slate of natural disasters could mean big losses for insurance companies.

7 Min

Dec 13, 2017

How Shopping on Amazon Can Infuence the Fed

WSJ What's News

P.M. Edition for December 12th: Online shoppers have a sizeable influence on inflation. Plus, President Trump and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spar over sexual misconduct allegations against him. Also, Nintendo aims to win the smartphone game.

8 Min

Dec 12, 2017

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5 min
Dec 12, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 12th: The Federal Reserve holds its final policy meeting of the year. Plus, retailers are decluttering discounts by doing more markdown math.

10 min
Dec 11, 2017
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P.M. Edition for Monday, December 11th: New York City arrested a Bangladeshi immigrant who allegedly set off an explosion Monday morning at a major transit hub. Also, why small investors could be in for a hefty tax bill under the Senate version of the GOP tax bill.

9 min
Dec 10, 2017
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A.M. Edition for Monday, December 11th: Welfare programs could be in the crosshairs as lawmakers push the GOP tax plan forward. Plus, 750,000 people in the U.S. have already come down with flu-like illnesses this season.

11 min
Dec 9, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 9-10: A strong November jobs report pushes stocks to a higher close. Plus, investors anticipate a third interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

6 min
Dec 8, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 8: Wildfires continue burning in California. Plus, why the Fed is expected to lift rates for a third time this year.

8 min
Dec 8, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 8th: The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs last month. Plus, GE says it misjudged demand and will cut 12,000 jobs.

8 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Senator Al Franken has announced his resignation, following allegations of sexual misconduct and pressure from his colleagues to step down. Plus, Donald Trump Jr. refuses to answer questions from lawmakers, about a conversation with his father.

8 min
Dec 7, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 7: Goldman and Barclays are loaning $20 billion each to CVS to acquire Aetna. Plus, some law schools, including Harvard, are now accepting the LSAT or the GRE.

10 min
Dec 6, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 6: President Donald Trump says the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib has analysis on Trump's move. Plus, Wal-Mart is changing its name.

8 min
Dec 6, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 6: Embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has President Trump's endorsement, but Republicans are still divided. Plus, could the corporate tax cut mean a wage windfall for workers?

8 min
Dec 5, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 5: UPS, coping with a flood of online orders, warns of some delivery delays for the holidays. Plus, President Trump plans to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

9 min
Dec 5, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 5: The Wall Street Journal says planned CVS/Aetna healthcare merger wouldn't be built around doctors. Plus, WSJ's Siobhan Hughes talks about the speed with which the GOP tax overhaul has moved through Congress.

7 min
Dec 4, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 4: The U.S. and South Korea begin a multi-day military drill. Plus, how the merger between CVS and Aetna could change the healthcare landscape.

8 min
Dec 4, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 4th: The November jobs report highlights this week's economic calendar. Plus, electricity is getting cheaper.

12 min
Dec 1, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 2-3: Investor hopes for tax cuts were overtaken by word of a guilty plea deal for Mike Flynn. Plus, investors await the November employment report due this Friday.

9 min
Dec 1, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 1: President Trump's former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russians. News that Flynn agreed to cooperate with investigators rattled U.S. stock markets.

8 min
Dec 1, 2017
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AM Edition for December 1st: A new study finds the U.S. Senate tax plan won't pay for itself. Plus, why investors are diving in to Bitcoin, including gramma.

10 min
Nov 30, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 30: Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team. Plus, what does Matt Lauer's firing mean for the "Today" show and NBC?

9 min
Nov 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 30: A survey finds the majority of American workers are dissatisfied with their financial situation. Plus, could the rising price of cobalt signal bad news for electric car manufacturers?

9 min
Nov 29, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 29: North Korea fired an ICBM missile Wednesday, its longest-range missile yet. Plus, Janet Yellen testified on the economy in front of the Joint Economic Committee.

10 min
Nov 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 29th: Two GOP Senators signal they'll now support the tax bill Republicans are hoping to pass by the end of the week. Plus, a closer look at problems along Interstate-95.

8 min
Nov 28, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 28: Top Democrats pulled out of a planned meeting with President Trump on funding the government, following one of his tweets. Plus, the hurdles faced by GOP senators as they try to pass a tax reform bill.

10 min
Nov 27, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 28: The Senate is racing this week to vote on a tax reform bill. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Zumbrun talks about Jerome Powell's path to his nomination as Fed chairman.

8 min
Nov 27, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 27th: There's a battle at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as two people claim the job. Plus, retailers typically send out a flood of emails during the holidays season. But they're still having trouble getting you to look at them.

13 min
Nov 27, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 27th: Dr. William Schaffner of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases explains why this coming flu season is expected to be severe, and describes the importance of everyone over six months of age to get a flu shot.

13 min
Nov 24, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 25-26: The Nasdaq and S&P 500 both set new closing records in a holiday-shortened week. Plus, awaiting the Senate confirmation hearings on Jerome Powell to be the new Federal Reserve chairman.

8 min
Nov 24, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 24: Lawyers for former NSA chief Mike Flynn have stopped talking with President Trump's legal team, a sign Flynn could be in talks with special counsel Robert Mueller. Plus, apps that allow workers immediate access to cash.

8 min
Nov 24, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 24: In the face of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, more companies are scaling back or eliminating holiday celebrations. That's according to a survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. We talk with Challenger VP Andrew Challenger.

8 min
Nov 22, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 23rd: Minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting indicated weak inflation is a concern. Plus, Wonder Workshop, a maker of toy robots, is tying its hopes for strong holiday sales to Amazon's Launchpad program.

8 min
Nov 22, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 22: Uber says it will notify account holders affected by a massive 2016 data breach. The company admitted paying hackers 100 thousand dollars in a bid to cover up the breach. Plus, UPS is tacking on extra fees during peak holiday shipping periods.

8 min
Nov 21, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 22: Uber Technologies reportedly was hit by a data breach last year, affecting millions of passengers and drivers. Plus, the global growth in tech stocks is outpacing other sectors by the widest margin in decades.

8 min
Nov 21, 2017
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The Justice Department has filed suit to prevent the takeover of Time Warner by AT&T. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall joins us. Plus, CBS fires Charlie Rose and Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president.

8 min
Nov 21, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 21: The Justice Department is suing to block the planned merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Plus, the FCC plans to roll back net neutrality rules which were designed to make sure all Internet traffic was treated equally.

10 min
Nov 20, 2017
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President Trump has returned North Korea to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Plus, retailers duke it out on holiday pricing.

10 min
Nov 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 20th: The debate consuming Congress continues as the GOP aims to analyze the new tax law. Plus, with nearly two-thirds of workers reporting being bullied, a look at how companies are taking on harassment at the office.

10 min
Nov 18, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 18-19: A second straight week of declines for the Dow and the S&P, amid uncertainty over the tax overhaul. Plus, the Fed releases the minutes from its last policy meeting next Wednesday.

11 min
Nov 17, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 17th: BuzzFeed's struggle to meet revenue projections is raising questions about its IPO. Plus, the normally secretive Senate Ethics Committee takes the spotlight and electric vehicles have yet to get in gear in China.

14 min
Nov 17, 2017
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Comcast has expressed interest in acquiring a substantial piece of 21st Century Fox's business. Plus, treating opioid abuse patients without medication. Also, does sitting in front of a computer improve your chances of getting a raise?

7 min
Nov 16, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 16th: The House passes the GOP tax overhaul plan. Also, Wal-Mart posts its strongest U.S. earnings in years. Plus, would you lose weight on the 'Olive Garden diet?'

12 min
Nov 16, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 16th: In the wake of a mass shooting, the Army says it failed to send military convictions to federal databases in up to 20 percent of all cases. Plus, the Wall Street Journal gets an earful from readers of its bitcoin articles.

11 min
Nov 15, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 15th: Richard Cordray will soon resign as head of an agency created after the financial crisis. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence answers questions at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council.

9 min
Nov 14, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 15: Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a House panel he now recalls meetings where Russian contacts were discussed, but he denied ever having lied about them. Plus, the Securities and Exchange Commission is levying fewer penalties on Wall Street.

9 min
Nov 14, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 14: Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by a House panel over discussions with Trump campaign advisers who had contacts with Russians last year. Plus, the manufacturing sector picks up steam.

8 min
Nov 14, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 14: Republicans on a Senate committee are meeting this week to debate revisions to their tax overhaul plan. And ready-to-drink cold coffee is becoming very popular, especially with millennials.

9 min
Nov 13, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 13: General Electric announced changes Monday, including a dividend cut and a move to focus on three core units. Plus, in a surprise, used-car prices have held up this year even though millions of vehicle leases expired.

7 min
Nov 13, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 13th: Retail sales will highlight this week's economic calendar. Plus, how the different Republican tax plans are taking shape in the House and the Senate.

13 min
Nov 11, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 11-12: Stocks broke an eight-week winning streak on concerns about Congress' ability to pass tax reform. Plus, retail sales and inflation highlight the new week's economic calendar.

9 min
Nov 10, 2017
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In a speech at a trade summit in Vietnam, President Trump delivered a vigorous endorsement of economic nationalism. Plus, Special Counsel Robert Mueller expands his investigation of former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.

7 min
Nov 10, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 10: President Trump heads to Vietnam. Plus, why health insurance premiums are rising.

8 min
Nov 9, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 9: Trump walks a fine line in China, and heads to Vietnam. Plus, an investigation into Paul Manafort's former son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai.

8 min
Nov 8, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 9: The Congressional Budget Office now estimates the GOP's tax reform bill will increase the deficit by 1.7 trillion dollars. Plus, a new study finds the cost of major U.S. wars since 9/11 has topped five trillion dollars.

9 min
Nov 8, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 8: President Trump's tour of Asia continues in China. Plus, Democrats see big election wins in Virginia.

9 min
Nov 8, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 8: President Trump's tour of Asia continues in China. Plus, a look at America's crowded coffee marketplace.

9 min
Nov 7, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 7: Residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas still await an official list of dead and wounded following Sunday's church shooting. Plus, President Trump's support erodes in U.S. counties most responsible for his election.

8 min
Nov 7, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 7: Outgoing New York Fed chief William Dudley warns that excessive rolling back of bank regulation could harm the economy. Plus, some investors who made bank bets tied to the government financial bailout are seeing huge returns.

10 min
Nov 6, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 6: In Japan, President Trump said the Texas church gunman's mental health was to blame, and not guns, for the Sunday massacre. Plus, a Wall Street Journal analysis finds Russian-backed Twitter support for candidate Trump started much earlier than expected.

7 min
Nov 6, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 6th: Trump continues 10-day visit to Asia. Plus, how the iPhone X could steal sales from traditional retailers.

13 min
Nov 4, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 4-5: The major U.S. indexes closed another week with record highs after Apple's earnings and solid job growth. Plus, could a strong economy lead to a faster pace of rate hikes next year?

9 min
Nov 3, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 3rd: Employers added 261 thousand jobs in October, in a recovery from September's hurricane-affected numbers. Plus, Apple's iPhone X went on sale Friday, but will consumers pony up a thousand dollars?

11 min
Nov 2, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 3rd: Wall Street Journal David Harrison compares and contrasts Fed chair nominee Jerome Powell to current chairwoman Janet Yellen, and discusses how he is likely to be received by Wall Street.

10 min
Nov 2, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 3rd: Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Bykowicz explains why real estate agents are up in arms and launching a blitz of opposition against the House Republican tax plan unveiled on Thursday.

10 min
Nov 1, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 2nd: Investors will monitor Apple's quarterly results, to be released after Thursday's market close. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says the Trump administration is counting on less regulation to foster innovation and growth.

9 min
Nov 1, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 1st: As expected, Fed policymakers held interest rates steady at their two-day meeting, but signaled rates could rise in December. Plus, House Republicans are set to release their tax plan on Thursday.

11 min
Oct 31, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 1st: At least eight people were killed in a truck attack in New York City. It's being treated as a terrorist attack. Plus, officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter face harsh questions about their content from lawmakers.

9 min
Oct 31, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 31st: President Donald Trump called George Papadapoulos, the former campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe, a "liar." Plus, a progress report on Houston's recovery, two months after Hurricane Harvey.

10 min
Oct 31, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 31st: Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google parent Alphabet testify on Capitol Hill about Russian influence on their sites. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Deepa Seetharaman on how Facebook users in particular were exposed to Russian-backed content.

9 min
Oct 30, 2017
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P.M Editon for October 30th: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted Monday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on money-laundering charges. Plus, a friend of the oil and gas-drilling industry is now its safety regulator.

11 min
Oct 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 30th: Another full slate of earnings and economic reports are on tap this week. Plus, Facebook steps up lobbying and messaging efforts in a bid to influence lawmakers.

14 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Weekend Edition for October 28-29: New records for the Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 thanks to booming tech earnings. Plus, the October jobs report is the stat to watch in a busy week for economic data.

7 min
Oct 27, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 27th: Americans have started pre-ordering Apple's iPhone X, and that'll lead to long shipping delays. Plus, another strong quarter of growth for the U.S. economy.

8 min
Oct 26, 2017
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A.M. briefing for October 27: The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin reports from Capitol Hill on the House's passage of a budget plan and how it sets in motion lead-up to release of the Republican tax proposal. Also, Facebook invests in its Washington lobbying team as the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election continues.

7 min
Oct 26, 2017
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P.M. briefing for October 26: Wall Street Journal Apple correspondent Tripp Mickle explains why iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales in the U.S. have fallen behind the pace of previous newly released Apple smartphones. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson predicts the end of the Assad regime in Syria.

8 min
Oct 25, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 26th: The Congressional Budget Office has scored the bipartisan Senate health care bill. Plus, Amazon.com's new delivery service, called Amazon Key.

9 min
Oct 25, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 25th: A top GOP lawmaker says Republicans are still weighing changes to retirement account contributions. Plus, there's a new ransomware attack and it's called Bad Rabbit.

8 min
Oct 24, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 25th: The Senate has joined the House in approving disaster aid for Puerto Rico and several states. Plus, a new shopping mall is going up on Connecticut's Gold Coast.

10 min
Oct 24, 2017
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P.M Edition for October 24th: Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib describes how issues such as trade and tax reform could spoil the stock market rally. Plus, the U.S. refugee program resumes, but with new rules from the Trump administration.

9 min
Oct 24, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 24th: The GOP will soon decide whether to move ahead with a bipartisan health care bill. Plus, as Republicans work on a tax overhaul, President Trump vows there will be "no change" to the 401(k) retirement savings program.

7 min
Oct 23, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 23rd: Amazon.com says it's received more than 200 proposals from U.S. cities and regions to host its second headquarters. Plus, a growing number of school systems are being targeted by hackers demanding money. And some school districts are paying up.

9 min
Oct 23, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 23rd: Wells Fargo fired four foreign exchange bankers, as the bank's troubles spread to its investment banking arm. Plus, the AFL-CIO is holding its quadrennial convention, with the Trump administration topping the agenda.

14 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Weekend Edition for October 21-22: U.S. stock averages set new records, and, surprise, surprise, the key reason was strong earnings. Plus, this coming week, we'll find out how much the nation's economy grew during the third quarter.

8 min
Oct 20, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 20th: The FBI has joined the investigation into how four American soldiers were killed in Niger. Plus, now that the Senate and House have both passed a budget, the next goal for the GOP is tax reform.

7 min
Oct 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 20th: Congress wants to require social media companies to disclose information about political ads. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns China over trade imbalances. A U.S. Navy hospital ship stationed off Puerto Rico has hardly been used.

9 min
Oct 19, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 19th: Competition for Amazon's second headquarters hits a critical stage. Plus, Republican lawmakers who oppose a health care deal feel pressure from insurers and governors. Also, a corporate merger involving the inventor of Nutella spread.

8 min
Oct 19, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 19th: General Electric will reportedly announce a big restructuring next month, including thousands of job cuts. Plus, the White House plans to re-work regulations on drones, in a bid to expand their commercial use.

8 min
Oct 18, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 18th: President Trump tweeted that he now opposes a bipartisan agreement on health subsidies after earlier expressing support. Plus, Amazon reaches a delivery deal with major apartment landlords.

9 min
Oct 17, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 18th: Two senators reached a bipartisan deal to keep health care subsidy payments flowing to insurers. Plus, how Netflix needs to keep feeding the beast known as subscriber growth.

8 min
Oct 17, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 17th: Former DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg blasted Harvey Weinstein over the latter's treatment of women, calling Weinstein "a monster." Plus, GM plans to test self-driving cars in New York City.

10 min
Oct 16, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 17th: President Trump and Janet Yellen will meet Thursday to discuss a possible second term as Federal Reserve chair. Plus, the Equifax hack reveals problems with hard-to-replace Social Security numbers.

7 min
Oct 16, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 16th: In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's ouster, Weinstein Co. is in talks to be taken private. Plus, Congress resumes talks on reforming health care, following President Trump's decision to cancel subsidy payments to insurers.

6 min
Oct 16, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 16th: Third quarter earnings pour out this week. And food retailers are bottling and processing their own milk. Kroger has its own dairy processing plant and Wal-Mart plans to open its own next year.

11 min
Oct 14, 2017
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Weekend Edition for October 14-15: Another up week for stocks; the Dow and S&P are both on a five-week winning streak. And the Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews the upcoming week's economic data, some of which may have been impacted by hurricanes.

10 min
Oct 13, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 13th: President Donald Trump plans to end federal cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers. Plus, Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib says GOP lawmakers may move away from eliminating the federal deduction on state and local income taxes.

9 min
Oct 13, 2017
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A.M. Edition for Friday, October 13th: On the heels of the Equifax data breach, Congress is poised to overhaul credit-reporting agencies. Plus, General Motors plans to idle a factory. Also, would you wear a $3,500 backpack?

9 min
Oct 12, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 12th: AT&T saw its third straight quarterly video subscriber loss. The Wall Street Journals Drew FitzGerald explains how the company is hoping to curb the outflow of customers. Plus, another data breach hits U.S. weapons systems information.

10 min
Oct 12, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 12th: Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Russia has converted the Kaspersky antivirus software into a spying tool. And the White House is proposing changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

9 min
Oct 11, 2017
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P.M. Edition for October 11th: Minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting signal the Fed's on track to raise interest rates before year-end, despite weak inflation. And Apple teams up with Steven Spielberg's production company to create original video content.

7 min
Oct 11, 2017
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A.M. Edition for October 11th: Catalonia's president backs away from declaring immediate independence from Spain. Plus, Wal-Mart's new strategy involves fewer store openings and more e-commerce.

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