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Your must-listen for valuable money and market stories from The Wall Street Journal. Each weekday our journalists from Heard on the Street, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, markets, taxes and retirement planning.

Episode Date
Stocks Rise on Hopes for a U.S.-China Trade Deal
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A very strong week for U.S. markets was capped by Friday's big gains. This, on rising hopes the U.S. and China can reach a trade agreement. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says slowing global economic growth could present hurdles to 2019's market rally.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2019
How Stock Price Gaps Cost Investors $2 Billion Per Year
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Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Cezary Podkul explains momentary gaps in stock price across numerous equity exchanges that wind up costing investors billions.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2019
Investment Banks' Newest Revenue Source: The HR Department
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Morgan Stanley's acquisition of Solium Capital highlights investment banks turning to managing the employee-benefit programs at other firms, and pitching their services to other companies' human resources departments. Wall Street Journal reporter Liz Hoffman explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2019
IRS Suffered Significant Harm During Government Shutdown
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The government shutdown that lasted from December to mid-January resulted in the IRS not being able to keep up with correspondence and impeded its ability to provide assistance to taxpayers. Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2019
Tech Cash Will Keep Flowing Despite Cautious Tone
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Has the demise of big tech spending been greatly exaggerated? With capital spending by Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook up 57% from the year before, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why a closer look at those companies' recent quarterly reports suggest spending might not be so constrained. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2019
'Young Money': Where Should Millennials Start Investing?
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A new WSJ column focuses on the spending, saving and investing concerns of young people, including 'milliennials.' Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin McAllister, entering his mid-20s, discusses the biggest financial concerns facing the younger generation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2019
At the End of the Day, It's Still About Earnings
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Stocks rallied to end mixed Friday, and the Dow's winning streak has hit seven weeks. But the Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says there's uncertainty on several fronts, and most worrisome is the prospect of an earnings decline for the first quarter.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2019
Investors Feeling More Bearish About the Stock Market
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A recent Charles Schwab survey indicates investors are growing more worried about the economy and their investments, and that fear is driven in part by the new makeup of Congress. Schwab Branch Network's Joe Vietri explains investors' sentiment.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2019
Cryptocurrency Mystery: How Did $140 Million Disappear?
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A Canadian cryptocurrency exchange says about $140 million in customers' holdings are stuck in an electronic vault because the company's founder died without sharing the password. Researchers don't think the story is that simple. Wall Street Journal cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2019
Drug Companies Say 'Don't Blame Us!' for Rising Prices
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Wall Street Journal reporter Jared Hopkins explains how drug companies are blaming the middlemen, namely pharmacy-benefit managers and health plans, for price increases. But critics of the industry aren't buying the companies' claims.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
Small Businesses Not Partaking in the Q1 Rally
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Wall Street Journal reporter Ruth Simon explains the sentiment among small business owners who are worrisome about the pace of economic growth to come.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2019
How to Boost Interest Rates on Your Cash
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Wall Street Journal 'Intelligent Investor' columnist Jason Zweig says there are $8 trillion sitting in banks earnings an average rate of 0.09%. He outlines ways investors can seek out higher rates on their cash investments.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2019
Fed Turbo-Charges Stocks
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Stocks were mixed Friday; but the Fed's plan to be patient with rate hikes made it a strong week for the markets, which also had a great January. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says investors are looking ahead to U.S.-China trade talks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2019
On Wall Street, It's the 1980s All Over Again
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In January, the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500 notched their best one-month gains in 30 years. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Amrith Ramkumar explains what fueled the runup in stocks and what obstacles might be on the horizon.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2019
Fed Chairman: Another Shutdown Will Damage the Economy
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank, which left interest rates unchanged this week, is in a holding pattern with regard to rate increases, and feels another government shutdown could be damaging to the economy. Wall Street Journal chief economics commentator Greg Ip has analysis.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2019
Why Would Wall Street Reward Earnings Season Losers?
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Wall Street Journal markets reporter Michael Wursthorn explains why shares of some companies that missed earnings expectations this cycle have risen.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2019
Why Your Tax Refund Might Be Smaller Than Expected
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Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin explains the impact of the new tax law on tax refunds and why they'll likely be smaller than expected for many. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2019
A.I. and Machine-Learning: Jobs that Pay Big Bucks
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Artificial-intelligence and machine-learning workers are expected to earn some of the highest salaries for information-technology jobs in the next year. Wall Street Journal reporter Angus Loten explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 28, 2019
Stocks Rise; Investors Await Jobs Data and the Fed
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Stocks posted solid gains Friday but were little changed for the week. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn says a deal to end the government shutdown removed a big source of tension for investors.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2019
Millions Hide Money, Accounts From Spouses
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A new survey indicates nearly 30 million people hide savings, checking or credit card accounts from their spouse or live-in partner. CreditCards.com analyst Ted Rossman explains people hide assets, how the problem can be solved, and why millennials are more likely to hide funds.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2019