WSJ What’s News

WSJ What’s News

One of the original business news podcasts. Mirrored after the popular Wall Street Journal column. Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.

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April 12, 2021 15 min
A.M. Edition for April 12. CEOs discuss response to proposed state voting laws. WSJ's Alexa Corse has more on the voting rights debate. A White House summit is planned today on the chip shortage plaguing American companies. Credit cards reconsider reward offerings. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for April 9. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, after a closely watched battle with the nation's second-largest private employer. Tech editor Brad Olson joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on what the results mean for Amazon and for broader unionization efforts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A.M. Edition for April 9. The final results in a closely watched union vote at Amazon are expected today. McDonald's closes hundreds of restaurants at Walmart stores. WSJ's Eric Morathlooks at the U.S. cities where new jobs are being created. Companies entice employees to take some time off. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for April 8. The global economy is making a comeback. This week, the IMF upgraded its growth expectations, powered by gains in the U.S. and China. But many developing nations and emerging markets are being left behind, due to a lack of access to vaccines and other challenges. WSJ Africa Deputy Bureau Chief Gabriele Steinhauser joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the disparities in the global recovery. Learn more a...
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A.M. Edition for April 8. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw on the political battle and global debate over mining of rare-earth materials in Greenland. DoorDash and Instacart each look to offer credit cards. Potential concerns as some investors borrow money to pay for stock purchases. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for April 7. Investigators uncovering new information about the suspected Chinese hack of Microsoft's email software now believe that personal data taken in earlier hacks or scraped off social-media sites may have aided the breach of the Microsoft Exchange Server. Cybersecurity and intelligence reporter Dustin Volz joins Annmarie Fertoli with more on what this means for the state of cyberhacking. Learn more about y...
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A.M Edition for April 7. WSJ's Gunjan Banerji looks at what is behind individual stock surges. Some airlines are pushing for a "corridor" to ease travel between the U.S. and the U.K. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos weighs in on President Biden's spending plan. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for April 6. During the pandemic, governments temporarily eased hundreds of regulations affecting everything from telehealth to takeout cocktails. Now states are trying to decide which rules to go by in the future. Washington Bureau Reporter Aaron Zitner joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the tough decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A.M Edition for April 6. WSJ's Ryan Tracy looks at how a coalition of trade groups representing small businesses aims to lobby against Amazon. Credit Suisse reports a big loss after the Archegos Capital Management meltdown. GameStop could be selling more stock. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for April 5. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says a global minimum tax rate for corporations will level the playing field between countries. But will other nations get on board? Economic policy reporter Kate Davidson joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the proposal could shape this week's meetings of global financial policy makers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A.M. Edition for April 5. WSJ's Michael Gordon discusses what each side is looking to achieve from the discussions. Another bidder for Tribune Publishing emerges in a takeover deal. And, a look at possible tech solutions for sleepless nights. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for April 2. The death of George Floyd last year shook the nation. Testimony began this week in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of Floyd's murder. Reporter Erin Ailworth joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the key moments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A.M. Edition for April 2. WSJ's Paul Hannon on the impact the U.S.'s expected economic expansion may have on the global economy this year. Gold futures have their worst quarter since 2016. Getting a Covid-19 shot is a celebration at some vaccination sites. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for April 1. President Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan could bring a cash infusion to many sectors of the economy. But that funding comes with some conditions. And not everyone is on board, including companies that would have to foot the bill through tax hikes. Senior Washington correspondent Jacob Schlesinger joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...
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A.M. Edition for April 1. WSJ's Michael Wursthorn on why stocks that were doing well early on in the pandemic are now retreating. Rival chip makers Micron Technology and Western Digital are each exploring a potential deal for Japan's Kioxia. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for March 31. From fixing roads and bridges and expanding broadband access to combating climate change: President Biden outlined a broad, $2 trillion dollar infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh today. But getting it passed won't be easy. White House reporter Tarini Parti joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A.M. Edition for March 31. WSJ's Jacob Schlesinger discusses the principles guiding the multitrillion-dollar spending plan. The International Monetary Fund expresses some optimism about the global economy. And, questions over proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Marc Stewart hosts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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P.M. Edition for March 30. A little-known investment firm's big bets on stocks including ViacomCBS and Discovery went south, leading the fund's banks to liquidate more than $30 billion in recent days. WSJ markets editor Colin Barr joins host Annmarie Fertoli to explain what went wrong at Archegos Capital Management, and why the episode could be a warning sign for Wall Street. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...
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A.M. Edition for March 30. WSJ's Catherine Lucey discusses President Biden's potential plans to support women in the workforce who also serve as caregivers. Boeing lands a big order for its 737 MAX jets. A shipping-container shortage could hinder global supply chains. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 29, 2021 14 min
P.M. Edition for March 29. Last year, when the pandemic shut down the economy and left millions of people unemployed, many economists feared that would lead to a flood of personal and commercial bankruptcies. But federal aid helped stem the tide. Now economists are worried about what happens when the money falls away. Reporter Soma Biswas joins host Annmarie Fertoli to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a...
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