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Top stories. Timely insights. Mirrored after the popular WSJ column, get updates twice daily for your commute as our journalists cover world events, business, politics, markets and the economy.

Episode Date
Some Drivers Leave Uber, Lyft on the Hook
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A.M. Edition for August 14: Some ride-hailing drivers are making use of old tactics to break even, amid pay disputes with Uber and Lyft. One of them is longhauling, where a driver takes a longer route to maximize profits. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2018
Musk Says He's Been Talking with Saudi Fund
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P.M. Edition for August 13: More details are emerging about the plan to take Tesla private. Chief Executive Elon Musk says he's been in communication with a Saudi fund for nearly two years about the possibility. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2018
Housing Data Among Key Reports This Week
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A.M. Edition for August 13: The economic calendar picks up midweek, with the latest data on import and export prices, retail sales, and housing starts. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has more on what to look for in this week's economic reports. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2018
Stocks Fall on Concerns About Turkey's Economy
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U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday after a plunge in the Turkish lira. But the Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says with risk still remaining in emerging markets, the U.S. market may still be regarded as a safe haven for investors.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 11, 2018
Will Investors Stick With Tesla?
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P.M. Edition for August 10: This week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked investors - and the markets - when he tweeted that he was considering taking the electric car company private. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn has more on how investors are reacting.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2018
Star Wars May Be Absent from Disney Streaming
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A.M. Edition for August 10: Walt Disney's as-yet-unnamed streaming service is likely to have a notable absence when it launches in late 2019. That's because it doesn't have the rights to all of the Star Wars films. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Back has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2018
Tribune Scraps Sinclair Merger, Sues Sinclair
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P.M. Edition for August 9: Tribune Media has called off its 3.9 billion dollar merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group. Tribune also sued Sinclair over the latter's efforts to get the deal done. More from the Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2018
Whole Foods Launches Pickup for Online Orders
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A.M. Edition for August 9: Competition is heating up in the grocery department. Whole Foods is adding pickup points for customers who order their items online. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has more on the move, and the competition. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2018
Musk Claims 'Funding Secured' for Privatizing Tesla
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P.M. Edition for August 8: Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his desire to take Tesla private and claimed he had "funding secured" for the deal. The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels says those two words could draw the attention of regulators, as Tesla continues to lose money.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
Why the Plastic Straw Ban is Catching On
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A.M. Edition for August 8: Bans on plastic straws are picking up steam across the country, in a relatively short amount of time compared to similar environmental campaigns. The Wall Street Journal's Corinne Ramey explains why they're catching on so quickly. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
California Wildfires Renew Development Talks
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P.M. Edition for August 7: Thousands of firefighters are battling what has become the largest wildfire in California history. The blaze is renewing discussions about how California builds its communities. The Wall Street Journal's Alejandro Lazo explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2018
How Social Media Complicates Hiring
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A.M. Edition for August 7: More companies are researching the social media history of potential employees. But with no set standard for what constitutes objectionable material, it's not such an easy task. The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmans explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2018
U.S. Officials Want Tougher Penalties for Hackers
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P.M. Edition for August 6: Top administration officials are seeking new penalties for those who hack into U.S. infrastructure, like the Russian hackers who got into the U.S. electrical grid. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Smith has more on what they're considering. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2018
This Week, Two Key Inflation Measures
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A.M. Edition for August 6: This week brings a lighter economic calendar, after a packed week that included the July jobs report. But we'll get the Producer Price Index and the Consumer Price Index, two measures of inflation. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Kiernan has more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2018
Keep An Eye on Inflation Data and Trade Tensions
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The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar says earnings and economic data have been strong. But he's watching out for any new developments in the trade battles, along with inflation data due in the new week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 04, 2018
Apple, the Trillion-Dollar Company
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P.M. Edition for August 3: Apple has become the first publicly-traded U.S. company to reach one trillion dollars in market value. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says the sustained success of the iPhone has propelled Apple's rise.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2018
Mixed July Jobs Report; Wage Growth Still Sluggish
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Special Edition for August 3: Analysis of the July employment report. The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, lower than expected, but the unemployment rate inched lower to 3.9%. Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders explains why job creation was lower than expected in July, and why Wall Street and the Federal Reserve will keep a close eye on the labor market in the coming months. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2018
A Push to Freeze Fuel Emissions Standards
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A.M. Edition for August 3: The Trump Administration wants to freeze fuel emissions standards in 2020, and adopt one national standard, setting up a likely court battle with California. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2018
Tesla's Rosy Profit Outlook: Investors Beware?
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P.M. Edition for August 2: Vehicle maker Tesla predicts it will become profitable and be cash-flow positive for the rest of this year. The Wall Street Journal's Charley Grant says the positive guidance comes with strings attached.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2018
Fewer U.S. Drinkers Opt for Beer
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A.M. Edition for August 2: For the first time, U.S. drinkers are more likely to choose wine or a cocktail over that classic American beverage: beer. The Wall Street Journal's Saabira Chaudhuri has more on what's behind the shift.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2018