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What's News brings you the headlines and business news that move markets and the world—twice every weekday. In 10-12 minutes, get caught up on the best Wall Street Journal scoops and exclusives, with insight and analysis from the award-winning reporters that broke the stories. Hosted by Annmarie Fertoli and Luke Vargas.

What's News brings you the headlines and business news that move markets and the world—twice every weekday. In 10-12 minutes, get caught up on the best Wall Street Journal scoops and exclusives, with insight and analysis from the award-winning reporters that broke the stories. Hosted by Annmarie Fertoli and Luke Vargas.

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What's News brings you the headlines and business news that move markets and the world—twice every weekday. In 10-12 minutes, get caught up on the best Wall Street Journal scoops and exclusives, with insight and analysis from the award-winning reporters that broke the stories. Hosted by Annmarie Fertoli and Luke Vargas.

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Episodes

GOP House Leader McCarthy Outlines ‘Commitment to America’

9/23/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 23. Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy laid out the GOP plan should they flip the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections. WSJ Congressional reporter Natalie Andrews joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss how the platform of cutting crime, lowering prices and giving parents more influence in schools could go over with voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:01

Can President Biden Finally Close the Guantanamo Bay Prison?

9/23/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 23. President Biden is quietly stepping up efforts to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison more than two decades after the facility opened in the wake of the Sept. 11th, 2001, attacks. But can the latest bid to shut the facility succeed where others failed? WSJ correspondent Jess Bravin details the plan taking shape in Washington and the challenges it is likely to face. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:39

U.S. Lawmakers Push Pentagon to Send Ukraine Advanced Drones

9/22/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 22. A bipartisan group of members of Congress has urged Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to give Kiev advanced drone support. WSJ National Security correspondent Nancy Youssef tells host Daniella Cheslow lawmakers see the drones as a way to help Ukraine maintain its momentum during a successful counteroffensive against Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:56

Women’s Rights Protests Challenge Iran’s Government

9/22/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 22. Despite a government crackdown, protesters in Iran took to the streets for a fifth straight day on Wednesday following the death last week of a 22-year-old woman who was detained for allegedly violating Iran’s strict Islamic dress code. WSJ senior Middle East reporter Benoit Faucon says the demonstrations have galvanized a large secular population to challenge the ultraconservative government of President Ebrahim Raisi. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:15:25

Federal Reserve Raises Rates .75 Point, Says More Hikes Coming

9/21/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 21. Federal Reserve officials say they expect to keep fighting inflation with more interest-rate increases, rising to more than 4.25% by year’s end. The WSJ’s Michael Derby joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss what it means for the U.S. economy now and for the rest of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Putin Orders Reservists to Ukraine and Dials Up Nuclear Threat

9/21/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 21. Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled a major escalation of the war in Ukraine today, raising the threat of a nuclear response in the conflict and ordering thousands of military reservists to the country. WSJ correspondent Bojan Pancevski explains the significance and timing of the announcement and how the West is likely to respond. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:15

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Leans Into a Predecessor's Playbook to Rein In Inflation

9/20/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 20. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell aims to reduce inflation even at the risk of recession. The WSJ’s chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos says Powell is drawing on a precedent set in the 1980s by Paul Volcker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:35

Ocean Shipping Companies Look to the Skies

9/20/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 20. The world’s leading containership operators are buying aircraft and hunting for aviation partners. WSJ senior reporter Costas Paris explains what is leading ocean shipping companies to embrace an airfreight sector they previously shunned as an expensive distraction from their core business. Plus, election skeptics are deployed as poll watchers ahead of the U.S. midterms. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:42

Amid Blackout, Puerto Rico’s Power Company Is in the Spotlight

9/19/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 19. More than a million people are without electricity in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona hit the island. The outage is focusing attention on Luma Energy, a private company that took over power operations last year and pledged to make the island's grid more resilient. WSJ Pro Bankruptcy's Andrew Scurria joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss what the storm says about the limits of Luma's power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:41

Britain, Global Leaders Bid Farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

9/19/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 19. As the U.K. buries the late Queen Elizabeth II today, where does the monarchy go from here? WSJ U.K. correspondent Max Colchester looks back on the key themes of 10 days of national mourning and ahead to the decisions likely to shape the reign of King Charles III. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

FedEx Warning, Economic Worries Drag U.S. Stocks Lower

9/16/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 16. Shares of FedEx fell more than 21% on Friday, their biggest one-day drop ever, after the delivery giant warned of a slowdown due to shipping volumes. WSJ editor Paul Ziobro joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what the warning means for the business, and why FedEx is seen as an economic bellwether. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:16

Europeans Brace For Winter of Energy-Saving

9/16/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 16. As Western countries have funneled military and financial support to Ukraine in recent months, Russia has retaliated by turning off the tap to its vast natural gas reserves. Faced with the prospect of even more cuts this winter, Europe has been looking at how to save energy. Reporter David Uberti says that while businesses are already reining in, households could be another story. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:31

How Railroads and Unions Narrowly Avoided a Labor Strike

9/15/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 15. A nationwide rail strike has been averted after freight railroad and union leaders reached an agreement brokered by the Biden administration. WSJ White House reporter Ken Thomas joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the tentative deal came together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:53

Gulf States Pump Aid to Spread Influence

9/15/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 15. Flush with oil money, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and U.A.E. have spent billions helping Egypt, Pakistan and Turkey through a historic period of financial stress. But WSJ financial markets reporter Chelsey Dulaney says some of the diplomatic aid is coming from sovereign wealth funds and that donor countries are hoping for an eventual return on their investment. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:55

Why Some Latino Voters Are Moving Toward the GOP

9/14/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 14. Latino voters, among the fastest-growing groups in the U.S. electorate, have long been a reliably Democratic voting bloc. But recently, some have been shifting political affiliations toward Republicans. WSJ polling editor Aaron Zitner joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what is behind the shift, and what it could mean for the midterms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:51

Battery Recycling Heats Up In Soaring Electric Vehicle Market

9/14/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 14. There’s sky high demand for electric vehicle batteries and a push by the US government to invest in American green tech. While China continues to dominate the supply chain for new batteries, there is now a slate of startups focused on recycling old batteries. Wall Street Journal reporter Amrith Ramkumar talks about the millions pouring into the sector and why it will take many years to scale up. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:16:11

High Inflation Reading Sends Stocks Plummeting

9/13/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 13. New data shows consumer prices rose sharply in August, dashing hopes for any quick relief from higher prices. WSJ senior writer Jon Hilsenrath joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how high inflation is affecting consumers and what the latest data means for the Federal Reserve. Plus, markets reporter Akane Otani reports on the Wall Street selloff that sent the Dow down nearly 1,300 points. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:36

Why a Strong Dollar Is Rattling Wall Street

9/13/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 13. When is a strong dollar too strong? That’s a question being posed on Wall Street right now. While a rising dollar has boosted the purchasing power of individual Americans, Wall Street Journal financial markets reporter Julia-Ambra Verlaine says that the surge is now squeezing economies around the world and rattling U.S. companies with large sources of foreign income. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:11

Starbucks CEO to Tackle Chain's Challenges Alongside Howard Schultz

9/12/2022
P.M. Edition for Sept. 12. Starbucks’ new leader, Laxman Narasimhan, will be working with veteran, three-time CEO Howard Schultz as he takes the helm of the coffee chain. Among his key tasks? Learning about the company's culture, operations and, of course, coffee. A key challenge will be charting the future of the brand as it emerges from the pandemic. WSJ restaurants reporter Heather Haddon joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:28

Ukraine’s Government and Businesses Adapt to Keep Economy Afloat

9/12/2022
A.M. Edition for Sept. 12. Ukraine's military forces have had a spate of successes over Russia in recent weeks, reclaiming huge swaths of the Eastern front. But the country’s also gaining economic momentum. Earlier in the war, some predicted Ukraine’s economy would contract by as much as 50%. Now this year’s GDP is only expected to be 30% below last year’s. WSJ's Marcus Walker says that is thanks in part to Ukrainian businesses and the government in Kyiv, which have found ways to adapt. Luke...

Duration:00:15:47