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 Feb 5, 2020

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Speed through top news in a flash. Get the most important stories you need to know from The Wall Street Journal three times daily. Whether it’s the latest on the economy, news from Silicon Valley or closing numbers from Wall Street, stay in the know during your weekday commute.

Episode Date
Stocks Fall On More Signs of Pandemic's Impact
127
The major U.S. indexes fall after the government said more than 700 thousand jobs were lost in March, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Economists say that's the tip of the iceberg considering the millions of jobs lost to the pandemic. Oil prices rise again on hopes for a production cut. Charlie Turner reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
March Job Losses Push Unemployment Rate Higher
112
The U.S. unemployment rate rises to 4.4% as employers cut 701,000 jobs. New confirmed coronavirus cases post biggest daily rise to date. 3M say it will prioritize FEMA orders for N95 face masks. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Trump Invokes Korean War-Era Law to Get More Ventilators Built
125
The Trump administration is expected to advise people in virus hot spots to wear cloth masks or other coverings in public. U.S. manufacturers ramp up medical gear production, fearing a shortage. Keith Collins reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Stocks Rebound on Hopes of Saudi-Russia Oil Truce
112
U.S. stock markets rose sharply on news of a potential easing of an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. U.S. crude prices rose 25%, the biggest percentage jump on record. Boeing shares fell nearly 6% after the company announced it will offer buyout packages to workers. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Record 6.6 Million Americans File for Unemployment
105
A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. Stocks rebound after yesterday's selloff. Doubts grow about the reliability of coronavirus tests. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Trump Considers Cutting Domestic Flights During Pandemic
110
The president may restrict some travel between U.S. virus hot spots. Boeing is set to offer buyouts and early retirement to workers. A new jobless claims report will reveal the latest economic damage from the virus. Keith Collins reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Second Quarter Starts With Another Big Selloff
118
The major indexes lose four percent each after the White House warns that the U.S. death toll from the pandemic could reach 240 thousand. All eleven S&P 500 sectors fell, led by financials, utilities and and real estate companies. Charlie Turner reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Factory Output Slows Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns
109
Manufacturing slows around the globe, but China begins recovery. U.S. stocks open lower. Researchers seek plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
White House Projects Coronavirus Could Kill Up to 240,000 Americans
115
President Trump calls for another $2 trillion stimulus package. Xerox abandons hostile bid for HP. Federal prisons plan to keep inmates largely locked in their cells for two weeks to stem the spread of the virus. Keith Collins reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
The Dow's Worst Quarter Since the '87 Crash
111
Stocks end lower, closing out a first quarter completely upended by the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrials fall 23 percent for its worst quarter since the 1987 crash. Observers say it's tough to call a bottom to the market, with the number of coronavirus cases still on the rise. Charlie Turner reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Walmart to Start Checking Store Workers' Temperatures
109
Walmart will start checking the temperatures of store workers. Apple reverses course to say it will continue paying contract workers. China discloses more than 1,500 asymptomatic coronavirus carriers. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
U.S. Makes New Moves to Fight Coronavirus, Treat Patients
125
The FBI contacts Sen. Richard Burr as part of an investigation into possible insider trading. Chinese manufacturing activity bounces back. U.S. oil prices gain ground after dropping to their lowest level since 2002. Keith Collins reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Stocks Rally Despite New Social-Distancing Limits
78
Markets post big gains even after the U.S. extends social-distancing guidelines through April. Analysts say stocks haven't yet priced in an economic downturn. Drugmakers rise on hopes for coronavirus testing and vaccines. Oil prices hit an 18-year low. Charlie Turner reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Johnson & Johnson to Start Testing Coronavirus Vaccine
112
Johnson & Johnson plans to begin human testing of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Medtronic shares ventilator design specifications. Macy's furloughs most employees. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
White House Extends Social-Distancing Guidelines
120
U.S. shutdown measures will continue through the end of April. Some states impose restrictions on people from virus hot-spots across the country. U.S. crude briefly dips below $20 a barrel. Keith Collins reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Stocks Pull Back From a 3-Day Rally
117
Stocks tumble Friday but finish with strong weekly gains. This, as the House passes the coronavirus stimulus bill and Trump signs it. But there's concern that measures by the Fed and lawmakers to combat the virus' economic impact may not prevent a sharp recession. Gold prices surge for the week while oil prices fall. Charlie Turner reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
House Debates Coronavirus Stimulus Package
74
U.S. House begins debate on a $2 trillion coronavirus economic-rescue package. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus. Ivy League acceptance rates creep up. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
U.S. Coronavirus Case Count Now World's Highest
129
Confirmed American coronavirus cases now exceed infections in China and Italy. House leaders work to pass a $2 trillion stimulus package. The U.S. charges Venezuela's president with drug trafficking. Keith Collins reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
The Dow Has Started A New Bull Market
130
Stocks soar, with the Dow Jones Industrials up more than 13 hundred points, putting it back in a bull market. Investors looked past the record number of jobless claims to the expected passage of the rescue stimulus package. But observers predict economic turbulence ahead due to the coronavirus outbreak. Energy stocks continued their recovery. Charlie Turner reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Millions File for Unemployment Amid Coronavirus Layoffs
106
New weekly jobless claims hit a record of nearly 3.3 million. Stocks rise after Senate approves stimulus bill. Coronavirus cases world-wide surpass 480,000. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020