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<p>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.</p>

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House Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment
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P.M. Edition for December 10th: After weeks of hearings and hundreds of hours of testimony, the House Judiciary Committee has announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Siobhan Hughes has more analysis. Plus, Democrats say they're on board with a new trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, marking a victory for President Trump. Will Mauldin has the details. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Curb Some Loans as Regulator Reins in Risk
720
A.M. Edition for December 10th: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are pulling back on some mortgages meant to make homeownership more affordable - Ben Eisen explains why. Plus, Quentin Webb on new data on China's economy and Denise Roland on the one certainty in Britain's general election. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Justice Dept. Watchdog Faults FBI, Says Russia Probe Was Justified
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P.M. Edition for December 9th: In a 400-page report, the Justice Department's Inspector General faults the FBI with "serious performance failures" - but finds the agency was justified in launching its Russia investigation Byron Tau explains. And, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker died Sunday at the age of 92. Kate Davidson has more on his legacy. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
T-Mobile, Sprint Head to Court Over $26 Billion Merger
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A.M. Edition for December 9th: T-Mobile and Sprint head to court today in a case that could determine the future of the U.S. wireless industry - Drew FitzGerald has more. Plus, Stu Woo on Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy march in months, Mike Bird on why investors are bailing on the stock market rally, and Jon Hilsenrath on tech jobs and inequality. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Strong Hiring Fuels Economic Expansion
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P.M. Edition for December 6th: The U.S. job market strengthened in November. The economy added 266,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, a 50-year low. Sarah Chaney has the details. A rash of illnesses linked to vaping may have peaked. Brianna Abbott has the latest update from federal officials. Plus, Jo Craven McGinty explains how money from the black market could impact U.S. GDP. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Election 2020: How Has the Impeachment Inquiry Impacted the Race?
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A.M. Edition for December 6th: Tarini Parti looks at how the impeachment inquiry is impacting the Democratic presidential race in our weekly Election 2020 series. Plus, Noemie Bisserbe on a massive strike in France, Alex Frangos on Saudi Aramco's IPO, and Eric Morath previews the November jobs report. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Workplace Immigration Investigations Ramp Up Under Trump
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P.M. Edition for December 5th: House Speaker Pelosi instructs the Judiciary Committee to draw up articles of impeachment. The Trump Administration has been ramping up investigations into immigrants working in the U.S. illegally. Michelle Hackman has more on the numbers. And ongoing studies show that for many soldiers, mental health problems begin began before they enlisted. Ben Kesling explains how that has the Pentagon rethinking its approach to mental health care. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
A Divided OPEC Meets in Vienna
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A.M. Edition for December 5th: OPEC countries and partners have gathered for a two-day meeting - David Hodari has more from Vienna on what the impact could be on oil prices. Plus, Jean Eaglesham on the accounting errors that companies are fixing...quietly, Huawei sues the FCC, and Paul Davies on a link between stocks and bonds that shows how markets have changed. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Judiciary Committee Takes Up Impeachment Inquiry
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P.M. Edition for December 4th: The House Judiciary Committee holds its first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry. Siobhan Hughes has the details. Plus, world leaders have left a rocky NATO summit. Vivian Salama explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
New Food Stamp Rule Could Render Hundreds of Thousands Ineligible
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A.M. Edition for December 4th: The Trump administration is set to tighten work requirements for food stamp recipients - that could leave hundreds of thousands of people ineligible for assistance. Jacob Bunge has more. Plus, Newley Purnell on how India is changing the rules on U.S. tech giants, Quentin Webb on more global market turmoil, and a "brew" diet from an NBA star. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Sprint Overcounted Subsidized Subscribers
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P.M. Edition for December 3rd: A draft report from House Democrats concludes that the President abused his office. U.S. stocks fall on signs that the trade dispute could drag on. And, a WSJ exclusive: Sprint had problems tallying active users of its federally-subsidized Lifeline program. Sarah Krouse has the details. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
On NATO's 70th Anniversary, Questions About Its Purpose
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A.M. Edition for December 3rd: Leaders of NATO countries are gathering in London today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the alliance - James Marson has more on what to expect. Plus, Siobhan Hughes on a report from House Republicans defending President Trump in the impeachment probe, Quentin Webb on global market reaction to fresh trade tensions, and Annie Gasparro gives us something to chew on. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
With Fewer Shopping Days This Year, Will Gifts Arrive on Time?
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P.M. Edition for December 2nd: President Trump wants to raise tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, saying they're manipulating their currencies. But do economists agree? Josh Zumbrun has more details. Plus, there are fewer holiday shopping days this year, putting delivery companies to the test. Paul Ziobro explains the changes they've made to keep up. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Huawei Makes Smartphones Without U.S. Parts
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A.M. Edition for December 2nd: Huawei's latest smartphone, the Mate 30, has no U.S. chips - Dan Strumpf has more. Plus, Benoit Faucon on OPEC's meeting this week, Georgi Kantchev on a new Russia-China oil pipeline, Cameron McWhirter on a hemp glut, and Steve Russolillo on a surprising consequence of months of protests in Hong Kong - Disneyland has become a 'ghost town'. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Organizing Schools by Grade Level, Not by Geography
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P.M. Edition for November 29: In a bid to achieve integration, a Mississippi school district is placing children in schools based on their grade level, not by geography. The Wall Street Journal's Tawnell Hobbs says it's a bid to narrow the achievement gap between minority students in poverty areas and more affluent students. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2019
Silicon Valley-Backed Fintech Apps Use Phone Data to Harass Borrowers
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A.M. Edition for November 29th: Newley Purnell reports on a wave of Silicon Valley-backed fintech startups in India that are using phone data to hassle borrowers. Plus, Sara Randazzo on startling new data from the Department of Education about law school debt, Caitlin Ostroff on oil stocks, and Chad Day on what happened this week in the 2020 Presidential race. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2019
What's Behind Protests in Iran and Iraq?
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A.M. Edition for November 28th: Sune Engel Rasmussen on what's led to protests in Iraq and Iran. Plus, Steve Russolillo on a nearly $50 million cryptocurrency theft and Suzanne Kapner on fake reviews online. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
Beef Producers Fight Back Against Meatless Alternatives
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P.M. Edition for November 27th: The U.S. economy is entering the final weeks of the year on solid footing. Harriet Torry breaks down the latest data. Plus, meat producers have beef with their plant-based rivals, as they find themselves fighting for space on store shelves, in restaurants, and on labeling. Heather Haddon has more. Annmarie Fertoli reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Has the FDA Fallen Down on Studying E-Cigarettes?
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A.M. Edition for November 27th: Does vaping help reduce deaths from smoking traditional cigarettes? Thomas Burton explains why we don't yet know the answer. Plus, want to invest in crypto? Mike Bird says consider traditional stocks. And our Family and Tech columnist Julie Jargon on a new term: grandsharenting. Kim Gittleson hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
What Happens if SAT Scores Consider Adversity? The WSJ Took a Look
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P.M. Edition for November 26th: The Wall Street Journal obtained the College Board's school adversity scores - and weighted them with each school's median SAT score. Doug Belkin has more on the findings. Plus, some Republican candidates are going back to school - to learn how to appeal to suburban voters. Lindsay Wise explains. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019