Episodes
P.M. Edition for Oct. 18. Last week, workers at Deere held a walkout, the first in more than three decades. And this weekend, Hollywood narrowly averted a production shutdown. Are labor unions having a moment? Reporter Jesse Newman joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/18/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 18. As China's third-quarter growth numbers disappoint, WSJ's James Willhite tells us what drove the slowdown. Congressional lawmakers question whether Amazon executives misled Congress. Facebook is set to hire 10,000 workers in the EU for its metaverse. And WSJ's Nick Timiraos explains why progressive Democrats are opposing a second term for Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/18/21
Bad Bets is a new podcast series from The Wall Street Journal that unravels big-business dramas that have had a big impact on our world. This season, we're delving into Enron. In 2001, energy company Enron was at the height of its power. Then, out of the blue, CEO Jeffrey Skilling resigned-just six months after he took the reins of a company he had helped turn into an innovation machine. Why? In this episode, we dive into the first cracks in the Enron facade. John Emshwiller is the host of...
Published 10/16/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 15. Thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan are temporarily living on military bases in the U.S., as they await permanent resettlement. Midwest correspondent Ben Kesling joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on life at Wisconsin's Fort McCoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/15/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 15. The worker shortage that emerged from the pandemic could be permanent. WSJ's Lauren Weber tells us what is driving the exodus. A former Boeing pilot is indicted for allegedly lying about the automated system blamed for the 737 MAX crashes. A judge says the Texas abortion law can remain in effect. Plus, former President Bill Clinton is admitted to hospital. And WSJ's Rochelle Toplensky talks retail as Macy's is urged to spin off its profitable e-commerce unit. Peter...
Published 10/15/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 14. In the final days of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, images emerged of crowded and chaotic scenes at the Kabul airport, as thousands tried to flee the country. But a secret back door emerged, helping many evade the Taliban and escape. WSJ foreign-affairs reporter Jessica Donati joins host Annmarie Fertoli with the story of "Glory Gate." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/14/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 14. Amid a reported attack on five American families connected to the U.S. Embassy in Colombia, WSJ's Vivian Salama tells us what we know about the mysterious neurological ailment known as Havana Syndrome. The WHO creates a new, bigger team to investigate the origins of Covid-19. Plus, Hollywood faces another strike that could put production at a near standstill. And WSJ's David Benoit explains why banks in this earnings season are positive about the future. Peter...
Published 10/14/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 13. Next year, seniors and other Social Security recipients will see their benefits go up by 5.9%, the largest increase in 40 years. But with inflation rising, will that cost-of-living boost be enough? WSJ labor economics and policy reporter Eric Morath joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/13/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 13. As big energy companies tout 'carbon-neutral' oil and gas, WSJ's Dieter Holger discusses what this means for efforts to burn less fossil fuel. The U.S. will open its land borders for nonessential travel by vaccinated people. Plus, Social Security is set to rise the most in 40 years in a bid to combat the impact of soaring inflation. And WSJ's Alex Frangos weighs in on the third-quarter earnings season. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 10/13/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 12. The Biden administration is considering a proposal that would protect immigrants without work authorization from being deported, if they report an abusive employer. Immigration reporter Michelle Hackman joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the proposal fits into the administration's broader immigration policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/12/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 12. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff discusses the value of cryptocurrencies as JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon calls bitcoin worthless. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans Covid-19 vaccine mandates for people working in the state. Plus, California begins an investigation into the causes of the oil spill. And WSJ's Brent Kendall on the big businesses the Justice Department is taking aim at. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/12/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 11. Democrats in Washington are trying to work out an agreement on a $3.5 trillion spending bill that covers everything from education to climate change. But they're not just getting pushback from Republicans. Democratic progressives and centrists are wrangling over the size of the package and the price tag. Politics reporter Eliza Collins joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/11/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 11. WSJ's Alex Janin explains why first-time home buyers are increasingly relying on their friends to get on the housing ladder. Major U.S. retailers turn to private cargo ships as the supply chain crisis worsens. Plus, the Navy engineer and his wife charged with trying to share military secrets. And WSJ's Anna Hirtenstein tells us what to expect from this earnings season. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/11/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 8. The U.S. jobs report for September is leaving economists with more questions than answers, after employers added just 194,000 jobs to the economy, far fewer than expected. That's the smallest gain since the end of last year. So what does the latest report mean for the nation's economic recovery? WSJ economics reporter Josh Mitchell joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/08/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 8. WSJ's Paul Hannon explains why the last major holdout has agreed to raise its corporate tax rate and what that means for a global deal. Tesla moves its headquarters from California to Texas. Plus, journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression. And agricultural economist Andrew Novakovic explains why retail cheese prices are on the rise. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad...
Published 10/08/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 7. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech are seeking authorization from federal health officials for their Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. That means a vaccine for that age group could be available within weeks. For some parents, that is welcome news. But others have some concerns. Health business editor Jonathan Rockoff joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/07/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 7. WSJ's Josh Chin discusses the ratcheting up of tensions between Taipei and Beijing, and where this leaves the U.S. A federal judge blocks the Texas abortion law. Plus, GM takes aim at Tesla with the launch of a new electric SUV. And WSJ reporter Anna Hirtenstein tells us why wineries are the new hot commodity. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/07/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 6. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed allowing Democrats to pass a debt-limit extension into December, as both parties looked to break an impasse for the U.S. to continue paying its bills. Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on how we got here, and what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/06/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 6. WSJ's Rochelle Toplensky explains what went wrong in Britain's energy transition and what other countries can learn from this. The Senate prepares another vote on raising the U.S. debt limit. New Zealand raises interest rates as more central banks worry about rising inflation. Hundreds more join the oil spill cleanup in California. Plus, how the world's biggest toy maker, Lego, stayed popular during the pandemic. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 10/06/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 5. Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower, testified before Congress today. While corporate whistleblowers are typically afforded federal legal protections, lawyers who specialize in whistleblower laws say Ms. Haugen could face an uncertain legal landscape. Legal reporter Laura Kusisto joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/05/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 5. WSJ's Sharon Terlep explains why companies are increasingly prioritizing high-end appliances to cover growing costs. A federal jury finds Tesla subjected a Black worker to a racially hostile work environment. Plus, a Russian actress and her director are launched into space to film the world's first movie in orbit. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/05/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 4. The Supreme Court heard its first in-person arguments since March of 2020 today. Several divisive issues are on the docket, including abortion and gun regulations. Legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the court's new term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/04/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 4. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen says that her goal is to help prompt change at the social-media giant, not to stir anger toward it. WSJ's Betsy McKay discusses the push for a vaccine against all coronaviruses. The U.S. looks to resume trade talks with China. And the WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff on the Fed's planned review of a possible digital dollar. Peter Granitz hosts. Correction: The documents that Frances Haugen gathered showed Facebook knew that its algorithms...
Published 10/04/21
A.M. Edition for Oct. 4. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen says that her goal is to help prompt change at the social-media giant, not to stir anger toward it. WSJ's Betsy McKay discusses the push for a vaccine against all coronaviruses. The U.S. looks to resume trade talks with China. And the WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff on the Fed's planned review of a possible digital dollar. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/04/21
P.M. Edition for Oct. 1. The cost of insuring against flood damage could get a lot higher for some homeowners, after the National Flood Insurance Program implements its new pricing system. Reporter Arian Campo-Flores joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/01/21