WSJ What’s News

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 May 26, 2020


 May 1, 2020

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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
Stimulus Bill Moves Forward in Senate After Late-Night Session
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A.M. Edition for March 5. The House will have to approve the revised bill after it passes the Senate. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff has context ahead of today's February jobs report from the Labor Department. WSJ's Ted Mann examines infrastructure projects in America. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
How OSHA Struggled to Address Workplace Safety During the Pandemic
1020
P.M. Edition for March 4. A Wall Street Journal investigation found that OSHA, the agency whose job it is to ensure worker safety, conducted fewer inspections and often took limited steps to address complaints of unsafe work practices during the pandemic. Investigative reporter Alexandra Berzon joins host Annmarie Fertoli with the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
U.S. House Cancels Session Amid Security Threat
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A.M. Edition for March 4. Fears of violence prompt the House of Representatives to cancel today's session. WSJ's Anna Hirtenstein looks at the rise of another stock likely fueled by online chatter. WSJ's Miguel Bustillo on the energy sector's push for greener options. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Google to Limit Ad Targeting Based on Web Browsing
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P.M. Edition for March 3. Alphabet, Google's parent company, says that beginning next year, it will stop using or investing in tracking technology that follows users across multiple websites. The move by the world's biggest digital-advertising company could accelerate broader changes to how companies target their ads. Reporter Keach Hagey joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the changes could affect you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Neera Tanden's Nomination to Head the Budget Office Is Withdrawn
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A.M. Edition for March 3. The White House seeks a new nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget. SPACs may face fewer hurdles in the U.K. WSJ's Sharon Terlep discusses how drugstores may use personal information gathered during Covid-19 vaccinations. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Biden Ramps Up Vaccination Efforts; Target Bests Rivals
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P.M. Edition for March 2. President Biden says the U.S. will have enough vaccines to inoculate all adults by the end of May. White House reporter Sabrina Siddiqui has the details. Plus, Target bests its competitors, notching a 20% jump in sales. Retail reporter Sarah Nassauer explains how the company did it. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Democrats Press Ahead With Covid-19 Aid Bill
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A.M. Edition for March 2. President Biden and Democratic allies hope to push the Covid-19 relief package through the Senate this week. WSJ's William Boston on the surge in electrical-vehicle sales in Europe. And, drive-through restaurants look for new spaces. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Why Corporate Diversity Data Is Hard to Compare
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P.M. Edition for March 1. Investors and the general public are pushing companies to make good on promises they have made to prioritize diversity in hiring. Now more companies are disclosing details about the diversity of their workforces. But the data is hard to compare. Special writer Theo Francis joins host Annmarie Fertoli to explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
J&J's Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Gets CDC Approval
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A.M. Edition for March 1. Johnson & Johnson expects to ship about four million doses of its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine right away. WSJ's Max Colchester looks at questions and issues surrounding proof of vaccination. And, winners at the 78th Golden Globes. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
How Much Stimulus Does The Economy Need?
880
P.M. Edition for February 26. U.S. household income rose 10% in January, according to the Commerce Department. The second-largest jump in history came after the last round of stimulus in December. Economics reporter Josh Mitchell joins host Annmarie Fertoli to talk about the broader impact of federal aid on households and the economy, as Congress debates the next round of stimulus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Global Stocks Follow Wall Street Lower on Friday
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A.M. Edition for Feb. 26. WSJ's Anna Hirtenstein has more on the international trading slump. WSJ's Amrith Ramkumar looks at what's behind the surge in publicly traded companies. The U.S. launches an airstrike in Syria. An iconic toy brand gets a new look. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
What A Minimum Wage Hike Could Mean for the Restaurant Industry
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P.M. Edition for Feb. 25. Over 15 million people work in the restaurant industry - making it one of the largest groups that would be impacted by an increase in the federal minimum wage. But there's division over the issue in Congress - and the industry itself. WSJ restaurant reporter Heather Haddon joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Boeing Moved to Replace 777 Engine Covers Before Recent Failures
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A.M. Edition for Feb. 25. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff discusses the sudden surge involving GameStop. WSJ's Jaewon Kang looks at the debate over bonus pay for grocery store workers during the pandemic. CEOs take bold steps to engage with employees working from home. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Should You Get Johnson & Johnson's Single-Shot Covid-19 Vaccine?
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P.M. Edition for Feb. 24. Johnson & Johnson's one-dose Covid-19 vaccine could get Food and Drug Administration approval as early as this weekend. But the shot has been shown to be less effective than the vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. Medicine and FDA reporter Tom Burton joins host Annmarie Fertoli to explain why it is still a boon to vaccination efforts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
FDA Analysis of J&J's Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Expected Today
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A.M. Edition for Feb. 24. Today's release is a key step toward emergency authorization. WSJ's Jared Hopkins discusses the unusual alliances among drugmakers during the pandemic. WSJ's Mike Bird looks at the recent decline in the cryptocurrency market. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Why Texans Are Getting Hit With High Power Bills After Energy Crisis
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P.M. Edition for Feb. 23. First the freeze, then the blackouts. Now, Texans are struggling to pay for the surge in energy prices from the deadly winter storm. Reporter Katherine Blunt joins host Annmarie Fertoli to explain why residents have been left footing the bill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Federal Reserve Chairman to Testify on U.S. Economic Health
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A.M. Edition for Feb. 23. WSJ's Paul Kiernan previews Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony in front of members of Congress. WeWork may have another chance to go public. WSJ's Quentin Webb looks at the recent success of small-company stocks. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
U.S. Surpasses 500,000 Covid-19 Deaths
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P.M. Edition for Feb. 22. More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from Covid-19. Plus, when the pandemic hit hard last spring, U.S. manufacturers were prepared for a recession. But they didn't count on a surge in demand for consumer products. Manufacturing reporter Bob Tita joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss why companies are still struggling to catch up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Boeing Grounds Some 777 Jets Amid Engine Concerns
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A.M. Edition for Feb. 22. Several airlines ground Boeing's 777 aircraft with a specific engine type. WSJ's Mike Bird looks at growth and caution surrounding the bond market. WSJ's Vanessa Fuhrmans looks at corporate efforts to recruit and retain Black workers. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Biden to Approve Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
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P.M. Edition for Feb. 19. Millions of Texans still don't have access to safe drinking water, after a winter storm wreaked havoc across the state this week. U.S. reporter Elizabeth Findell joins host Annmarie Fertoli with the latest on the ground. Plus, Pfizer and BioNTech say their Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective after a single dose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Millions in Texas Are Left Without Safe Drinking Water
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A.M. Edition for Feb. 19. President Biden and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott discuss federal assistance after severe winter weather. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff looks at the tactics of Reddit traders. WSJ's Joe Wallace examines the impact of a shipping container shortage. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021