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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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The Risky Mortgage is Staging a Comeback
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A.M. Edition for August 21st: More than a decade after home loans triggered the worst financial crisis in a generation, the strict lending requirements put in place its aftermath are starting to erode. Home buyers with low credit scores, high debt levels or who lack traditional employment are finding it easier to get credit. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2019
WSJ Finds Gun Sellers Skirt Facebook's Rules on Private Sales
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P.M. Edition for August 18th: Facebook bans private gun sales on its Marketplace. But a WSJ investigation finds sellers can evade those rules by disguising higher-price listings for firearms as gun cases. Reporter Parmy Olson explains. Plus, Planned Parenthood is withdrawing from a federal funding program over abortion restrictions. Michelle Hackman has more on what it means for patients.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 20, 2019
Cereal Makers Struggle to Boost Sales
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A.M. Edition for August 20th: Cereal makers, under increasing competitive pressure, are struggling to improve sales of puffed rice, wheat flakes and oat clusters amid increased competition for breakfast. The Wall Street Journal's Micah Maidenberg has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 20, 2019
Investors Seek Safer Assets
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P.M. Edition for August 19th: Despite a strong start to the week that saw rising stock and bond yields, many investors are seeking safer assets. The Wall Street Journal's Ira Iosebashvili explains. Plus, Michael Gordon reports on more Russian nuclear monitoring stations going silent. And Ben Chapman has more on the firing of a police officer in the Eric Garner case, which has become a flashpoint in the national debate over race and policing. Annmarie Fertoli hosts.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 19, 2019
An Unlikely Recession Indicator: Elkhart, Indiana
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A.M. Edition for August 19th: Elkhart, Ind., home of the country's RV industry, is flashing a warning sign that a recession could be right around the corner. The Wall Street Journal's Shayndi Raice explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 19, 2019
Why is Suspect Chinese Gear for Sale on U.S. Government Site?
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P.M. Edition for August 16: Thousands of pieces of Chinese video surveillance gear are being offered for sale on a government marketplace catering to U.S. federal agencies. That's despite a ban that just went into effect. The equipment has sparked national security concerns. More from the Wall Street Journal's Asa Fitch.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2019
North Korea Fires Missiles Again
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A.M. Edition for August 16th: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off the country's east coast, Seoul officials said, extending a string of weapons tests that come amid stalled nuclear talks with Washington and a continuing U.S.-South Korea military exercise that has angered Pyongyang. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Jeong has more from Seoul. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2019
Madoff Whistleblower Targets GE; Israel Bars Omar, Tlaib
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P.M. Edition for August 15: The man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme is raising red flags on General Electric's finances. The Wall Street Journal's Tom Gryta fills us in. Plus, Israel blocks a visit by U.S. representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. More from WSJ's Felicia Schwartz.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2019
A Bleak Outlook for Corporate Earnings
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A.M. Edition for August 15th: Wall Street analysts have cut their third-quarter profit estimates in recent weeks, painting a bleak picture for investors already grappling with a simmering trade war, pockets of economic weakness and ominous signs from the bond market. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2019
Buffett Likes Banks; Macy's Cuts Earnings Outlook
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P.M. Edition for August 14: Financial services companies make up a good chunk of Berkshire Hathaway's holdings - a sign of Warren Buffett's faith in the U.S. economy, according to the Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman. Plus, Macy's earnings disappoint and the company cuts its outlook. WSJ's Suzanne Kapner on the challenges facing Macy's.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2019
CBS and Viacom Agree to Reunite in Merger
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A.M. Edition for August 14th: CBS and Viacom have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal, reuniting the two companies that had split in 2006. The Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2019
Hong Kong Protests; Trump's Tariff Reversal
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P.M. Edition for August 13: Protesters tied up Hong Kong's airport for a second night, with the occupation descending into violence. We hear from the Wall Street Journal's Mike Bird. Plus, WSJ's Josh Zumbrun tells us about President Trump's decision to delay tariffs against China until December 15th.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2019
U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Clothing Set to Hit Women More Than Men
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A.M. Edition for August 13th: The Trump administration's next round of tariffs on Chinese imports will for the first time target an array of apparel, and the brunt of that will fall on clothing for women and girls. The Wall Street Journal's William Mauldin has more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2019
Hottest Housing Markets Are in Middle America
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P.M. Edition for August 12: The Midwest and Rocky Mountain West are seeing some of the hottest housing markets in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto says areas such as Boise, Idaho and suburban Cleveland are experiencing rapidly rising home prices, shrinking inventories and bidding wars.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2019
General Motors and Volkswagen See No Future for Hybrids
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A.M. Edition for August 12th: General Motors and Volkswagen are shifting the bulk of their future investment into fully electric cars, moving away from hybrid vehicles. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2019
McConnell Says Gun Measures Will Be 'Front and Center'
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P.M. Edition for August 9: Shooting massacres have shaken the nation and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says new gun legislation will be 'front and center' when the Senate returns from recess early next month. More from the Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2019
Uber Reports a Record Quarterly Loss of $5.2 Billion
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A.M. Edition for August 9th: Uber recorded its largest-ever quarterly loss as it was weighed down by heavy competition in Latin America and elsewhere, as well as a big expense related to its initial public offering. The Wall Street Journal's Eliot Brown has more from San Francisco. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2019
Amid Mass Shootings, Companies and Workers Plot Escape Plans
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P.M. Edition for August 8: With the nation stunned by so many shooting massacres, companies and employees are plotting their own contingency plans in case a gunman enters the workplace. We get more from the Wall Street Journal's Chip Cutter.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2019
Banks Give Investigators Documents on Russians Possibly Tied to Trump
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A.M. Edition for August 8th: Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with Mr. Trump, his family or his business, people familiar with the congressional probes said. The Wall Street Journal's Jean Eaglesham has more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2019
President Trump Visits El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH
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P.M. Edition for August 7th: President Trump responds to critics, before heading to Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX - the sites of fatal mass shootings over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal's Alex Leary reports. Plus, WSJ's Paul Ziobro has more on why FedEx is ending ground deliveries for Amazon. And falling bond yields lead to volatility in global markets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2019