WSJ What’s News

By The Wall Street Journal

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 May 26, 2020


 May 1, 2020

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What's News brings you the headlines and business news that move markets and the world—twice every weekday. In 10-12 minutes, get caught up on the best Wall Street Journal scoops and exclusives, with insight and analysis from the award-winning reporters that broke the stories. Hosted by Annmarie Fertoli and Marc Stewart.

Episode Date
Fed Signals Earlier Interest-Rate Hike
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P.M. Edition for June 16. The Federal Reserve has been holding its benchmark interest rate near zero since last spring, when the pandemic caused the sharpest economic contraction in decades. Now that the economy is rebounding and inflation is rising, the Fed says it could raise interest rates in 2023. Economics reporter Kate Davidson joins host Annmarie Fertoil to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Biden and Putin Set to Meet in Geneva
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A.M. Edition for June 16. The face-to-face meeting in Geneva comes amid allegations including Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. election and recent cyber attacks. New data show housing shortage in America. WSJ's Melanie Evans on the impact of medical debt and solutions to alleviate it. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
U.S., EU Suspend Airbus-Boeing Trade Fight
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P.M. Edition for June 15. After a long and costly legal dispute, the U.S. and the European Union agreed to suspend their trade fight over subsidies to plane makers Boeing and Airbus. Aerospace reporter Doug Cameron joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what the agreement means for trans-Atlantic relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccinations for Workers Pushed by Employers
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A.M. Edition for June 15. WSJ's Chip Cutter discusses the latest moves by companies to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations for employees. WSJ's Quentin Webb on why the global chip shortage may affect May's U.S. retail sales data. And, Vermont's milestone amid the pandemic. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Lordstown Motors Turmoil Highlights SPAC Risks
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P.M. Edition for June 14. Lordstown Motors was one of the highest-profile electric-vehicle startups to go public via SPAC last year. Now two of the company's top executives have stepped down, following a report about inaccurate disclosures by the company. Reporter Ben Foldy joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what the developments could mean for Lordstown's future, and what they say about the risks of SPACs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
President Biden to Meet with NATO, Presidents Erdoğan and Putin
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A.M. Edition for June 14. WSJ's Stephen Fidler discusses the G-7 summit's conclusion and looks ahead to President Biden's itinerary in Europe. The Federal Reserve may raise rates earlier than expected. And, what's prompting more people to quit their jobs these days? Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Break Up Big Tech
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P.M. Edition for June 11. House lawmakers put forward bills aimed at reining in the power of big tech companies. One would make Amazon and other large companies effectively split into two, or shed their private labels. WSJ's Amazon reporter Dana Mattioli joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the legislation and what it could mean for big tech. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Global Supply Chain Impact From Covid-19 Outbreaks in Asia
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A.M. Edition for June 11. WSJ China bureau chief Jonathan Cheng looks at what's behind new Covid-19 cases in parts of Asia and the effect on supply chains. The G-7 summit is set to begin today in England. And, the deal to allow cryptocurrency in a 401(k) plan. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Inflation Surges to Highest Level in Nearly 13 Years
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P.M. Edition for June 10. U.S. consumer demand is soaring, driving prices up 5% in May from a year earlier, the fastest rate since 2008. WSJ senior writer Jon Hilsenrath joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what surging prices mean for the economy and monetary policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Biden to Stress Democracy on First Foreign Trip as President
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A.M. Edition for June 10. WSJ White House reporter Ken Thomas on what to expect during President Biden's trip, including the G-7 summit starting Friday. Meat supplier JBS pays a ransom in bitcoin after a cyberattack. The Keystone XL oil pipeline project is abandoned by its developer. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Biden Revokes Trump's TikTok, WeChat Actions, Calls for Broader Review
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P.M. Edition for June 9. President Biden revoked the Trump administration's efforts to bar Americans from transactions with TikTok and WeChat, and called for a broader review of apps controlled by foreign adversaries. Tech policy reporter John D. McKinnon joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Green Energy at Center of Danish Oil Company's Transformation
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A.M. Edition for June 9. WSJ's Sarah McFarlane discusses the shift from oil to wind by Denmark's state oil company. WSJ columnist Mike Bird on what's behind the recent cryptocurrency selloff. And, airlines update weight requirements for passengers and bags. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Biden Administration Unveils Plan to Tackle Supply-Chain Issues
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P.M. Edition for June 8. Supply-chain challenges persist across industries, even as the nation begins to emerge from the pandemic. White House reporter Alex Leary joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the Biden administration's plan to fix various supply-chain issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Cybersecurity Threats to Hybrid Work
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A.M. Edition for June 8. WSJ's James Rundle discusses the new cybersecurity concerns as people split time working from home and the office. As commodity prices rise, so do concerns about inflation. And, some job seekers say "no thanks" to out-of-town moves. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
How Scammers Are Taking Advantage of the Bitcoin Boom
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P.M. Edition for June 7. Authorities say they have recovered more than half the ransom paid to the hackers of Colonial Pipeline. Plus, retail traders are trying to cash in on the bitcoin boom. But so are scammers. Reporter Alexander Osipovich joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Tokyo Prepares for Summer Olympics
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A.M. Edition for June 7. WSJ's Alastair Gale discusses the atmosphere around the Olympic games set to begin in July. WSJ markets columnist Mike Bird on the G-7 multinational tax plan. Apple is expected to unveil updates to its operating systems on popular gadgets. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Worker Shortage Holds Back U.S. Labor Market
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P.M. Edition for June 4. U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs to the economy in May, but they're still struggling to bring more workers off the sidelines. Labor economics and policy reporter Eric Morath joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the May jobs report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
DeFi: The Risks of Decentralized Finance for Crypto Traders
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A.M Edition for June 4. WSJ's Paul Vigna explains what decentralized finance is and how crypto traders are using it. The U.S. housing market is hot, but many sellers are staying put. Where can you travel in Europe this summer? Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
United Bets on Supersonic Flight
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P.M. Edition for June 3. United Airlines agreed to purchase 15 supersonic planes from aerospace startup Boom Technologies. If fulfilled, the deal could mean the return of commercial supersonic planes for the first time since the Concorde was retired nearly two decades ago. Reporter Matt Grossman joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
CEO Pay Increasingly Tied to Diversity Goals
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A.M. Edition for June 3. WSJ's Emily Glazer discusses how executive compensation could help increase workplace diversity. As demand for certain goods grows, factories face shortages and prepare for changing consumer habits. Plus, NASA charts its return to Venus. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021