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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
Some Restaurants Defy State Shutdown Orders
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 27. Tens of thousands of U.S. restaurants were forced to shut down early in the pandemic. Now, amid a new surge in coronavirus cases, some states are banning indoor dining once again. And some restaurants are pushing back and continue serving customers. Reporter Heather Haddon discusses the risks restaurants are taking to stay in business. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2020
Black Friday in a Pandemic: Smaller Crowds and More Online Shopping
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 27. Black Friday looks different this year, with more early sales. The U.S. Dollar hits its low levels in more than two years. President Trump says he will leave the White House if the Electoral College backs Joe Biden. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2020
Despite Stock Boom, U.S. Economic Recovery Remains Uneven
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 25. Markets have been booming, but the latest economic data paints a more mixed picture of the broader economic recovery. Labor economics and policy reporter Eric Morath joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Plus, President Trump says he has pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Dow 30000: What's Next for Global Markets
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 25. Global markets were mixed as investors pondered next steps after the Dow reached the 30000 milestone. How travel contributed to Europe's recent coronavirus surge. Smaller turkeys are on the menu this Thanksgiving. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Dow Defies Pandemic to Hit 30000; Challenges Await Next Treasury Head
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 24. If former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden's Treasury secretary, she will be taking on the role during a time of deep political division and significant economic challenges. Senior writer Jon Hilsenrath discusses Ms. Yellen's career and the roadblocks she could face at Treasury. Plus, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 30000 for the first time. Markets reporter Akane Otani discusses how it got there. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Diverging Data: Global Economic Recovery Differs Among Nations
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 24. What new economic data tells us about the economic recovery from the pandemic in different parts of the world. Tech companies and retailers release earnings today. Plus, the logjam for Peloton bikes. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Why AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 Vaccine Is Different
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 23. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford say their two-dose Covid-19 vaccine has proven to be up to 90% effective. But its efficacy varied widely depending on the dosage. Reporter Joe Walker discusses how this third Western-developed Covid-19 vaccine is different from others and could be more widely used globally. Plus, President-elect Joe Biden plans to tap former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as the next Treasury Secretary. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
The Risks of Traveling Through Packed Airports During a Pandemic
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 23. Even as the CDC advises against travel, images show crowded airports ahead of Thanksgiving. Companies are again paying dividends. Plus, some retailers slim down selections on their shelves. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
FDA to Vet Pfizer, BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine; What's Next?
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 20. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech are the first drugmakers to request federal approval of their coronavirus vaccine. It's a major development in the race to create and distribute an inoculation that will hopefully help bring the pandemic under control. Reporter Tom Burton joins host Annmarie Fertoli to talk about the approval process and rollout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
How Covid-19 Could Create a Future Shortage of Skilled Workers
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 20. Community colleges see a decline in enrollment, fuelling concerns about a potential shortage of skilled workers. General Motors invests more in electric vehicles. California issues a limited curfew as Covid-19 cases surge. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
What the Boom in U.S. Home Sales Says About the Economic Recovery
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 19. U.S. home sales hit a 14-year high in October, rising more than 25% from a year ago. Strong demand for housing is being fueled in part by low interest rates. But economists say affordability is a growing concern. Reporter Nicole Friedman discusses what the housing market shows about the overall economic recovery. Plus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to stay home for the holidays. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Southwest Airlines Pushes to Expand Amid Pandemic Pressures
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 19. Amid pandemic struggles, Southwest Airlines bets on future growth. Investors keep watch on global inflation. Plus, the impact on recent coronavirus cases on this week's jobless claims. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
How Germany's Been Faring During the Second Covid-19 Wave
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 18. Among European countries, Germany had success in combating the coronavirus through the summer. But in October the country started to see a surge in cases. Recently, the government imposed lockdown measures that have been met with some opposition. WSJ Berlin correspondent Bojan Pancevski discusses Germany's efforts to bolster the economy and how it's preparing for mass inoculations once a vaccine is approved. Plus: why Boeing's stock didn't soar on the 737 MAX ungrounding ... and how entrepreneurs are thriving in the pandemic. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
What Leadership Change at SEC Means for Wall Street
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A.M. Edition for Nov 18. The Security and Exchange Commission prepares for the departure of its chairman. Boeing's 737 MAX is expected to get approval to resume commercial flights. Plus, the risks of virtual apartment searches. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
What the Latest Retail-Sales Figures Could Mean for the Holiday Season
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 17. U.S. retail sales rose for a sixth straight month in October, but at a slower pace than expected. Analysts suggest U.S. shoppers grew more cautious as coronavirus cases surged. Economics reporter Harriet Torry discusses what last month's retail-sales figures could mean for the upcoming holiday season. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Despite PPP Loans, Companies Have Filed for Bankruptcy
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A.M. Edition, Nov 17. As lawmakers discuss new stimulus plans, we look at companies that filed for bankruptcy despite pandemic loans. Elon Musk's Tesla is set to join the S&P 500, hitting another milestone. The Dow nears the 30,000 mark-again. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Moderna, Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccines and the New Tech Behind Them
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 16. Drugmaker Moderna is the second drugmaker to report success with a Covid-19 vaccine that uses a new, gene-based technology known as messenger RNA. It's part of the reason they've been so fast in developing and testing the vaccines. If they work, the applications of mRNA could go beyond the pandemic. WSJ pharmaceutical reporter Peter Loftus discusses how the technology works. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
The Incoming Administration's Approach to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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A.M. Edition for Nov 16. President-elect Biden navigates pandemic response and potential cabinet picks. PNC expands with purchase of BBVA's U.S. arm in bank tie-up. Plus, college alumni help graduating students in a tough job market. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Trump On Next Administration; Grocers Prepare for Demand Surge
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P.M. Edition for Nov. 13. President Trump says he would not impose a nationwide lockdown in response to surging coronavirus cases, but seemed to allow for the first time that he might not be in office after Inauguration Day. WSJ reporter Jaewon Kang discusses how grocers are preparing for a surge in demand. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
Companies Big and Small Cope With Bankruptcy During Pandemic
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A.M. Edition for Nov. 13. A closer look at how businesses and families deal with bankruptcy during the pandemic. More than 150,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the U.S. China congratulates President-elect Joe Biden. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020