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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.

Episode Date
Trump Declares National Emergency; New Auto Tariffs?
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P.M. Edition for February 16: President Trump declared a national emergency in a bid to raise new border wall funds. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin on whether the Commerce Department might recommend additional tariffs on imported cars and parts.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2019
Tyson Reinvents Itself as Consumers Shift to Prepared Foods
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A.M. Edition for February 15th: Congress has approved a spending bill to avert a second shutdown and keep the government open -- but a new fight may be on the horizon. Plus, America's largest meatpacker, Tyson Foods, is focusing more on prepared foods, as it looks to reinvent itself. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2019
Manafort's Plea Deal Voided; Amazon Abandons New York City
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P.M. Edition for February 14th: A federal judge has voided former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's plea deal. The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau has the details. Plus, in a surprise move, Amazon says it'll no longer build its headquarters in New York City. The Wall Street Journal's Jimmy Vielkind has more on what led the company to reverse its decision. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2019
General Electric Faces $92 Billion Sales Backlog
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A.M. Edition for February 14th: General Electric is struggling to turn around its core power unit. But it's facing a $92 billion sales backlog. The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Gryta has more details on the challenges ahead.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2019
Trump Expected to Sign Border-Security Deal
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P.M. Edition for February 13: Even though it falls short of what he wants, President Trump is expected to sign a border security agreement and avoid another government shutdown. More from the Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2019
Amazon Raises Prices at Whole Foods
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A.M. Edition for February 13th: Whole Foods is feeling the pressure of higher costs - forcing its owner, Amazon, to reverse course and raise prices it had previously cut. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has more details on what's behind the higher costs. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2019
U.S., China Continue Trade Talks in Beijing
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P.M. Edition for February 12th: The latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China are taking place in Beijing this week. But are the two sides any closer to an agreement? The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun has more details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2019
College Donations Reach Record $46.7 Billion
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A.M. Edition for February 12th: U.S. colleges and universities banked record donations in the last fiscal year. Harvard University, Stanford University, and Columbia University landed in the top three spots on the list. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn has more details.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2019
Morgan Stanley to Acquire Solium Capital
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P.M. Edition for February 11th: Morgan Stanley is making one of its biggest deals since the financial crisis, with a $900 million purchase of employee stock plan manager Solium. The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2019
Toymakers Optimistic, Despite Sales Declines Without Toys 'R' Us
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A.M. Edition for February 11th: Toymakers continue to struggle, but are optimistic about growth in 2019, as the industry adjusts to a changing landscape that no longer includes Toys "R" Us. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Ziobro has more details.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2019
Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of Attempted Blackmail
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P.M. Edition for February 8: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has accused the National Enquirer's publisher of attempted blackmail, in connection with a story it ran about Bezos' alleged extramarital affair. More from the Wall Street Journal's Lukas Alpert.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2019
Bankruptcies Rise in U.S. Farm Belt
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A.M. Edition for February 8th: Farm Belt bankruptcies are rising across the U.S., as trade disputes add to problems farmers have been facing for years, amid falling prices for corn, soybeans, and other commodities. The Wall Street Journal's Jesse Newman has more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2019
Two Banks to Merge in a $66 Billion Deal
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P.M. Edition for February 7: Two big regional banks, BB&T and SunTrust, will merge in a stock deal worth 66 billion dollars. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Ensign on whether we can expect more big banking mergers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2019
Democrats Focus on Income Inequality
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A.M. Edition for February 7th: Income inequality is taking center stage for Democratic presidential hopefuls, several of whom have unveiled proposals for wealth distribution. The Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman has more details on the proposals.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2019
United Beefs Up Business Travel Offerings
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P.M. Edition for February 6: United Continental is adding premium seats to regional and larger jets to boost its corporate travel business. The Wall Street Journal's Alison Sider explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
Analysis of President Trump's State of the Union Address
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A.M. Edition for February 6th: President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, with lawmakers still mired in debate over the president's demands for a border wall. The Wall Street Journal's Jerry Seib offers insight and analysis.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
Glut of Cars on Dealer Lots Could Benefit Buyers
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Cars are piling up on U.S. dealership lots after several years of strong sales. Wall Street Journal reporter Adrienne Roberts has analysis, and explains if this results in a good time for consumers to make a purchase.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2019
Investors Fear China Slowdown Could Threaten U.S. Stocks
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A.M. Edition for February 5th: Some investors see slowing growth in China, the world's second-largest economy, as the biggest threat to U.S. stocks, following their best January in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Ira Iosebashvili has more details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2019
Both Sides Dig In Ahead of State of the Union
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P.M. Edition for February 4th: President Trump delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday. And heading into the speech, both sides are taking a hard line on immigration. The Wall Street Journal's Gerry Seib has more details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2019
Apple's Role as Privacy Protector
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A.M. Edition for February 4th: Apple has punished Google and Facebook over violations of its privacy policies - even as the tech giant recently faced its own privacy problem with FaceTime. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2019