WSJ What’s News

WSJ What’s News

What's News brings you the biggest news of the day, from business and finance to global and political developments that move markets. Get caught up in minutes twice a day on weekdays, then take a step back with our What’s News in Markets wrap-up on Saturday and our What’s News Sunday deep dive.

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July 20, 2024 5 mins
How did the markets react to the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump? And why did big chip stocks slip? Plus, why is Domino’s Pizza cutting back on new stores? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for July 19. Evan Gershkovich, the WSJ reporter wrongfully convicted of espionage, was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian prison. Georgi Kantchev discusses the verdict in a secret trial the U.S. has condemned as a sham. And calls grow for President Biden to step aside. Plus, WSJ’s Andrew Restuccia previews what a second Trump presidency, emboldened by allies, could bring. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ'...
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A.M. Edition for July 19. A tech outage sweeps around the globe, knocking out operations for banks, media companies and emergency services and causing flights to be grounded. Plus, Donald Trump accepts the Republican presidential nomination, calling for unity in his speech—but also reverting to familiar attacks, says the WSJ’s Washington editor Damian Paletta. And, Houthi militants in Yemen claim responsibility for an overnight bla...
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P.M. Edition for July 18. The mood among Republicans is ebullient as Donald Trump prepares to address the party’s convention in Milwaukee. WSJ’s Luke Vargas reports on what Republicans hope to hear from the former president. And markets reporter Sam Goldfarb breaks down the latest predictions from economists on where inflation and interest rates are headed. Plus, Amrith Ramkumar explains Wall Street’s quest to cash in on America’s ...
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A.M. Edition for July 18. WSJ editor Aaron Zitner says Donald Trump’s running mate is connecting some of the economic grievance that drove the Republicans’ 2016 campaign to more recent discontent, and WSJ reporter Vivian Salama says his stance on Ukraine is fueling unease in Europe. Plus, Goldman Sachs opens up an investment strategy once reserved for the wealthy. And, Bud Light slips to the No.3 spot more than a year after a boyco...
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P.M. Edition for July 17. Republicans are moving away from abortion politics. WSJ’s Luke Vargas reports from the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee on what is behind the shift. And Democratic leaders push to delay President Biden’s nomination as more lawmakers call on him to step aside. Plus, WSJ’s Arian Campo-Flores explains why aging migrants in the U.S. are paying taxes but not receiving retirement benefits. Sabrina Sid...
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A.M. Edition for July 17. Donald Trump’s fiercest rival in the primaries endorses him, and WSJ’s Ben Pershing says Haley’s appeal among suburban women could give Trump a boost in the race for the White House. Plus, we’ll look at Republicans’ efforts to make inroads with various groups, and President Biden’s plans to court progressives. And, Elon Musk says he is moving the headquarters of X and SpaceX to Texas from California. Kate ...
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P.M. Edition for July 16. What this year’s Republican National Convention in Milwaukee means for locals—and for the swing state of Wisconsin. Our Luke Vargas reports from the RNC. And why are big banks paying more to keep brokerage customers’ cash? Heard on the Street writer Telis Demos explains. Plus, Sen. Bob Menendez is found guilty of bribery. Francesca Fontana hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn...
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A.M. Edition for July 16. Elon Musk has said he plans to commit around $45 million a month to America PAC, a group backing former President Donald Trump’s presidential run. The WSJ’s Dana Mattioli has the scoop. Plus, our team in Milwaukee recaps an eventful day at the Republican National Convention and speaks to Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wisc.) about tariffs and the economy. And, data from Disney’s internal Slack workplace collaborati...
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P.M. Edition for July 15. Donald Trump officially secured the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, with Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate. WSJ politics editor Ben Pershing discusses Vance’s selection. And the Secret Service is under the microscope after the near-assassination of the former president. Reporter Ryan Barber explains what went wrong during Trump’s rally. Plus, Goldman Sachs posts double-digi...
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A.M. Edition for July 15th. Leaders in the U.S. call for unity after the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump. WSJ national political reporter Vivian Salama discusses how this historic event will affect this year’s presidential election, and what to expect from this week’s Republican National Convention. Plus, Google closes in on a deal to buy cybersecurity startup Wiz. And, China’s economy slows sharply. Kate B...
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In an election season like no other, how is The Wall Street Journal approaching its coverage of political races? WSJ Editor in Chief Emma Tucker answers your questions on how the Journal reports on politics, from polling to deepfakes, from fact-checking to retaining readers’ and listeners’ trust. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading: Behind Closed Doors, Biden Shows Signs of Slipping  Trump’s Debate Performance Marked by Familia...
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Special Edition for July 14. Former President Donald Trump was wounded at a Pennsylvania rally in an incident being investigated as an assassination attempt. White House reporter Ken Thomas reports from the scene of the shooting, and WSJ reporter and editor Aaron Zitner discusses what it could mean for U.S. politics. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...
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How are the big U.S. banks dealing with higher interest rates? And why did Delta Air Lines lead other airlines’ stocks lower? Plus, how did glass-maker Corning become part of the AI trade? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for July 12. Republicans are united behind former President Donald Trump. But WSJ’s chief economics commentator Greg Ip discusses fissures within the party over economic policy ahead of the RNC in Milwaukee. And Heard on the Street columnist Telis Demos explains why big banks are still feeling the pressure of high rates. Plus, AT&T says a hacker stole the data of nearly all its wireless customers. Sabrina Siddiqui host...
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A.M. Edition for July 12th. NATO vows to give Ukraine full membership to the alliance, but as WSJ senior political correspondent Molly Ball reports, all eyes were on President Biden’s performance. Plus, the Journal’s Ben Dummett says economists in a WSJ poll believe inflation would be worse under Trump than Biden. And Journal Heard on the Street editor Stephen Wilmot explains why China is pulling ahead in the quest for fully auton...
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P.M. Edition for July 11. An opaque picture of President Biden’s health has emerged since his disastrous debate performance last month. The Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Ballhaus reports on the shifting accounts about Biden’s medical care and the president’s own refusal to undergo more testing. And U.S. inflation eased substantially in June, clearing a path for the Fed to cut rates by the end of the summer. Plus, everyday investors...
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A.M. Edition for July 11th. Democratic Senator Peter Welch of Vermont is the latest party heavyweight to call for Biden to step down from the race. Plus, F-16 fighter jets arrive in Ukraine and WSJ chief foreign-affairs correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov reports that many advanced U.S. weapons systems, previously supplied to Ukraine are no longer effective. And WSJ deputy finance editor Quentin Webb on the fraud conviction of Archegos...
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P.M. Edition for July 10. Companies have spent heavily on AI. WSJ’s Isabelle Bousquette reports on how some are now looking for a return on that investment. And former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggests President Biden’s future as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee is still an open question. Plus, the FTC plans to sue drug managers over insulin prices. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News news...
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A.M. Edition for July 10th. Under antitrust scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic, Microsoft says it’s stepping away from its observer role on OpenAI’s board that was part of a larger tie-up between the firms. Plus, senior U.S. intelligence officials say Moscow has launched a ‘whole of government’ effort to influence the presidential election. And WSJ markets reporter Hardika Singh and finance editor Alex Frangos unpack investor ...
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