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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.

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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.

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DOJ Sues Ticketmaster Owner Live Nation Over Alleged Monopoly

5/23/2024
P.M. Edition for May 23. The U.S. Justice Department and more than two dozen states want to break up Live Nation and Ticketmaster. And Washington considers reducing additional capital requirements for the nation’s biggest banks. Heard on the Street writer Telis Demos explains what that means for the banks. Plus, Congress invests in researching the feasibility of deep-sea mining, amid concerns over China’s control of key minerals. Reporter Yusuf Khan has more. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:29

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Nvidia Posts Record Results as AI Booms

5/23/2024
A.M. Edition for May 23. Shares of Nvidia have surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time after it reported a more than tripling of sales in the last quarter. WSJ reporter Asa Fitch breaks down the chipmaker’s results and future growth plans. Plus, China launches new military drills around Taiwan as ‘punishment for separatist acts.’ And the Justice Department seeks to break apart Live Nation’s ticketing monopoly. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:16

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How Nickel Is Driving Deadly Riots in France’s New Caledonia Territory

5/22/2024
P.M. Edition for May 22. French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to France’s Pacific territory of New Caledonia, in an attempt to end riots that have rocked the archipelago. And three European nations say they will recognize a Palestinian state amid frustration with Israel’s handling of the war in Gaza. Plus, The Wall Street Journal’s Nicole Friedman explains why the housing market remains stalled as U.S. home sales fell for the second straight month. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:00

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Trump Decides Against Testifying in Hush-Money Trial

5/22/2024
A.M. Edition for May 22. Lawyers for Donald Trump have rested their case in his New York hush-money trial, with the former president opting not to testify. Plus, even junk bonds are getting swept up in a broad market rally as investors cast aside worries about a possible economic slowdown. And, WSJ correspondent Sune Rasmussen explains that as many armies struggle to source new recruits amid rising geopolitical tensions, Sweden is turning them away. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:11

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The Crypto Industry Wades Into the 2024 Elections

5/21/2024
P.M. Edition for May 21. The crypto industry is spending big on this year’s elections. The Wall Street Journal’s Caitlin Ostroff discusses what's at stake. And a new Fed survey shows Americans, especially parents, are still struggling with inflation. Plus, JPMorgan Chase says its consumer business is doing great. Telis Demos of WSJ’s Heard on the Street explains why customers may feel differently. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:53

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How Utilities Stocks Became the Hot Market Bet on AI

5/21/2024
A.M. Edition for May 21. With investors flocking to everything from gold to meme stocks, David Uberti explains how utilities stocks have shaken off their staid reputation. Plus, Donald Trump’s criminal trial helps his campaign to top President Biden in fundraising for the first time. And FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg bows to political pressure to resign, following a report detailing sexual harassment at the agency. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:55

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ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Hamas Leaders

5/20/2024
P.M. Edition for May 20. The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s defense minister and the leaders of Hamas. WSJ correspondent Dov Lieber has more. And special writer Theo Francis explains how Elon Musk is reshaping the landscape of executive pay. Plus, how your “digital twin” could help predict the effectiveness of a medical treatment before you even start it. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:01

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Iran’s President Raisi Dies in a Helicopter Crash

5/20/2024
A.M. Edition for May 20. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed overnight as his chopper ran into bad weather while returning from a trip to Azerbaijan. WSJ foreign correspondent Sune Rasmussen explains what Raisi’s death means amid the current turmoil in the Mideast. Plus, China sanctions several U.S. defense contractors over arms sales to Taiwan as the island inaugurates its new president. And issues at Boeing cloud the forecast for Europe’s biggest airline. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:21

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Trump Hush-Money Trial: Prosecution Meets Politics

5/19/2024
Former President Donald Trump has spent weeks in a courtroom in downtown Manhattan as prosecutors laid out their case that his efforts to bury an alleged sexual encounter with a porn star amounted to election interference in the 2016 race for the White House. WSJ reporter James Fanelli and senior political correspondent Molly Ball join host Danny Lewis to discuss the legal strategies in the courtroom and how the trial is affecting Trump’s current presidential campaign. Further Reading: Cohen Wavers on Recollection of Key Conversation With Trump at Trial How Stormy Daniels’s Sordid Testimony Could Help Trump Judge Finds Trump Violated Gag Order Again, Threatens Jail Trump’s Trial and Campaign Collide as Historic Prosecution Begins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:45

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What’s News in Markets: Dow 40K, Meme Stocks, Walmart Growing

5/18/2024
How did website-design platform Squarespace’s stock make big moves? And are we trading GameStop like it’s 2021? Plus, how is Walmart planning its future? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:04:41

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Dow Closes Above 40000, a Day After First Crossing Threshold

5/17/2024
P.M. Edition for May 17. The Dow officially closed above 40000 today, for the first time ever. Special writer Gregory Zuckerman explains why investors are striking gold—and how long it could last. And Heard on the Street columnist David Wainer has more on why the Medicare bubble may have burst. Plus, workers at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama reject unionization, in a setback for the United Auto Workers union. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:40

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Trump Allies Draft Plans for Mass Deportation of Migrants

5/17/2024
A.M. Edition for May 17. Advisers to the former president are drawing up plans for an unprecedented immigration crackdown that could lead to the deportation of as many as 20 million migrants. Plus, China has announced its first large-scale intervention into the country’s collapsed housing market, by buying unsold homes. And the WSJ’s Nicole Friedman explains why the tide might finally be turning for U.S. buyers, as the amount of homes for sale picks up in Florida and Texas. Luke Vargas hosts. Correction: Chinese authorities are buying unsold homes. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said Beijing was buying unfinished and unsold homes. (Corrected May 17) Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:34

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Dow Hits Once Implausible Milestone

5/16/2024
P.M. Edition for May 16. The Dow topped 40000 for the first time today, but ultimately closed below the mark. Markets reporter Karen Langley has more on the milestone. And the U.S. blocks imports from dozens more Chinese companies, over their alleged ties to forced labor. Richard Vanderford, a reporter for the WSJ’s Risk and Compliance Journal, explains. Plus, President Biden asserts executive privilege over recordings of his interview with special counsel Robert Hur regarding his handling of classified documents. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:52

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Microsoft Asks Some China Staff to Consider Relocating

5/16/2024
A.M. Edition for May 16. Microsoft has asked hundreds of its China-based employees to consider transferring out of the country, in the latest sign of mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing. Plus, Russian work on a weapon that could destroy hundreds of satellites orbiting Earth, raises alarm in Washington. And, a decline in birth rates around the world is raising alarm bells. The WSJ’s Grep Ip explains the huge implications this could have for the global economy. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:56

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Walmart Is America’s Biggest Retailer. But Amazon Is Catching Up.

5/15/2024
P.M. Edition for May 15. For a decade, Walmart has held the title of America’s biggest company by revenue. But Amazon isn’t far behind. Retail reporter Sarah Nassauer explains. And U.S. inflation eased in April, with core prices posting their smallest increase since April 2021. Citigroup economist Veronica Clark has more. Plus, President Biden and former President Donald Trump agree to debates in June and September. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:57

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Biden Backs $1 Billion in New Weapons for Israel

5/15/2024
A.M. Edition for May 15. The Biden administration has notified Congress it’s moving forward with a new weapons package for Israel just days after it paused as hipment of bombs over concerns about the conduct of the war in Gaza. WSJ’s Jared Malsin explains what this says about Biden’s policy on Israel. Plus, the Justice Department says Boeing violated a settlement over two fatal 737 MAX plane crashes, exposing the company to potential criminal prosecution. And, Red Lobster prepares to file for bankruptcy as its debts mount and diners pull back on spending. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:33

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Google Is Rolling Out AI-Powered Search Summaries

5/14/2024
P.M. Edition for May 14. Google’s namesake search engine will soon include artificial-intelligence-powered answers. And fake science is flooding academic journals, forcing action from publishers. WSJ science reporter Nidhi Subbaraman has more. Plus, star witness Michael Cohen is under cross examination by Donald Trump’s lawyer. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:37

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GameStop and AMC Shares Soar. Are Meme Stocks Back?

5/14/2024
A.M. Edition for May 14. Two stocks at the heart of a pandemic-era trading craze are surging this week after a series of posts by an influential meme-stock guru. The WSJ’s Alex Frangos explains whether GameStop and AMC are experiencing a so-called “short squeeze,” and what that could mean for markets. Plus, President Biden unveils new China tariffs as U.S. trade policy takes center stage on the campaign trail. And OpenAI borrows from Hollywood’s vision of artificial intelligence as it launches its new voice assistant. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:13

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Is Inflation So Stubborn Because of Small Businesses?

5/13/2024
P.M. Edition for May 13. Many small businesses, facing cost pressures, plan to keep raising prices. Senior special writer Ruth Simon explains what that means for taming inflation. And Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, testifies that the former president told him to drag out hush-money talks with porn star Stormy Daniels. Plus, Melinda Gates is resigning from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:21

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Offices Go Politics-Free Ahead of Biden-Trump Rematch

5/13/2024
A.M. Edition for May 13. Vladimir Putin shakes up Russia’s military leadership by appointing an economist as defense minister. Plus, the United Auto Workers faces another key test in its organizing blitz in the South. And WSJ reporter Chip Cutter explains why corporate America is largely sitting out the 2024 election after previously feeling like it couldn’t afford to stay silent. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:47