Episodes
P.M. Edition for July 13. The consumer-price index, which measures what consumers pay for goods and services, rose 5.4% in June from a year earlier. What does continued inflation mean for consumers and the overall economy? Economics reporter Gwynn Guilford joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/13/21
A.M. Edition for July 13. WSJ's Rachel Ensign on how some wealthy Americans are using a financial strategy called "buy, borrow, die" to avoid capital-gains taxes. Boeing faces a new problem with its 787 Dreamliner. The U.S. Labor Department is set to release consumer-price data for June. Cuba's Communist government cracks down on demonstrators and activists. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/13/21
P.M. Edition for July 12. British billionaire Richard Branson and five other crew members successfully flew to the edge of space on Sunday. But what's the practical impact of the trip for aerospace and the nascent space tourism sector? Aerospace reporter Doug Cameron joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/12/21
A.M. Edition for July 12. WSJ's Paul Hannon on how the international plan for a corporate minimum tax may face hurdles with U.S. lawmakers. Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flight. Big U.S. bank earnings are expected this week. Companies see business opportunities in stressed-out Americans. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/12/21
P.M. Edition for July 9. President Biden signed an executive order targeting anti-competitive practices and consolidation across the economy, from airlines and agriculture to healthcare and big tech. Legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall joins host Annmarie Fertoli with analysis of the order's measures and how they fit into the administration's broader agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/09/21
A.M. Edition for July 9. WSJ's Dan Frosch on challenges facing Ketchum, Idaho, over wages and affordable housing. Pfizer is seeking clearance from U.S. regulators to distribute a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine. And, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson heads to space on Sunday. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/09/21
P.M. Edition for July 8. Amid a rising number of Covid-19 infections, Japan declared a new state of emergency, and Olympics organizers say local spectators will no longer be permitted in the stands. WSJ's Japan editor Alastair Gale joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on what the decision means for the games and the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/08/21
A.M. Edition for July 8. WSJ's Frances Yoon on why startups are thriving in South Korea even as big technology companies face intensifying scrutiny elsewhere. Small-cap stocks seek to extend their winning streak. And, amusement parks are offering perks to staff up. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/08/21
P.M. Edition for July 7. A WSJ analysis of previously confidential pricing data finds that hospitals often charge uninsured patients much more than they charge patients who have insurance. Hospitals reporter Melanie Evans joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the analysis and what it means for patients. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/07/21
A.M. Edition for July 7. WSJ Chief Foreign-Affairs Correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov discusses his reporting on the Taliban presence in Afghanistan. Companies rethink pay and benefits in a hybrid working environment. Reese Witherspoon's media company is exploring a sale. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/07/21
P.M. Edition for July 6. China says it is strengthening oversight of homegrown companies that want to list on stock markets overseas. The move comes after authorities announced a cybersecurity review of ride-hailing app Didi, which made its trading debut in the U.S. last week. Senior China correspondent Lingling Wei joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/06/21
A.M. Edition for July 6. WSJ's Julia-Ambra Verlaine on the opposing philosophies among Wall Street's top firms on working from home and the office. Andy Jassy takes over as Amazon's CEO. WSJ's Quentin Webb explains why markets may see some volatility this summer. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/06/21
P.M. Edition for July 2. U.S. employers added 850,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticked up slightly, to 5.9%, as more people joined the labor market. Labor economics and policy reporter Eric Morath joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the June jobs report and what it means for the path and pace of recovery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/02/21
A.M. Edition for July 2. WSJ's Jean Eaglesham on how a new government rule is affecting the SPAC market. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says he's heading to space. OPEC contemplates future production. And, summer camps may have different rules this year. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/02/21
P.M. Edition for July 1. New York prosecutors charged the Trump Organization with fraud, and its finance chief, Allen Weisselberg, with grand larceny. They're the first charges stemming from a multiyear investigation into former President Trump's business affairs. Reporter Corinne Ramey joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/01/21
A.M. Edition for July 1. WSJ's Peter Rudegeair on how the trading app is using its own listing to test the notion that the everyday investor should play a bigger role in the IPO market. Car-sales data is set to be released today. And, the latest jobs commanding signing bonuses. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/01/21
P.M. Edition for June 30. The Biden administration is taking a close look at big business. We report that the president is considering a new executive order directing government agencies to strengthen their oversight of industries they perceive to be dominated by just a few companies. Senior Washington correspondent Jacob M. Schlesinger joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/30/21
A.M. Edition for June 30. WSJ Africa Deputy Bureau Chief Gabriele Steinhauser on how the region is dealing with a surge of the more-transmissible Delta variant. Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is set to begin trading today in the U.S. And, differing stances on vaccine passports. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/30/21
P.M. Edition for June 29. A record heatwave that brought blistering temperatures to the Pacific Northwest is threatening crops and wildlife. Senior Midwest correspondent Joe Barrett joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/29/21
A.M. Edition for June 29. WSJ Deputy China Bureau Chief Josh Chin discusses how Beijing is looking to shift its approach on foreign policy. United Airlines places a historic aircraft order. And, buffets are coming back, but they may look a little different. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/29/21
P.M. Edition for June 28. Search and rescue efforts continue in Surfside, Fla., after the collapse of a condo tower last week. As investigators begin looking into the cause of the disaster, many questions remain, including whether any structural flaws were flagged beforehand. Reporter Alicia A. Caldwell joins host Annmarie Fertoli with the latest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/28/21
A.M. Edition for June 28. WSJ's Tom Fairless discusses the U.S. presence in the worldwide economic movement. Crypto exchange Binance is ordered to cease U.K. activities. WSJ markets columnist Mike Bird on stock and commodity growth. And, Venmo makes a change. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/28/21
P.M. Edition for June 25. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. Joe Barrett reports from Minneapolis. Plus, Vice President Kamala Harris makes a long-awaited visit to the southern border. White House reporter Tarini Parti joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on how Ms. Harris is addressing migration at the southern border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/25/21
A.M. Edition for June 25. WSJ's Chip Cutter explains the lure of being able to work from home for some new hires. Dozens remain unaccounted for after a condo building partially collapses near Miami, Florida. And, U.S. banks pass recent government stress tests. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/25/21
P.M. Edition for June 24. President Biden and a group of centrist lawmakers have agreed on a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. But now the lawmakers must sell the plan to their parties and drum up enough support to get it through Congress. Congressional reporter Kristina Peterson joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the deal and the challenges ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/24/21