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What's News brings you the biggest news of the day, from business and finance to global and political developments that move markets. Get caught up in minutes twice a day on weekdays, then take a step back with our What’s News in Markets wrap-up on Saturday and our What’s News Sunday deep dive.

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What's News brings you the biggest news of the day, from business and finance to global and political developments that move markets. Get caught up in minutes twice a day on weekdays, then take a step back with our What’s News in Markets wrap-up on Saturday and our What’s News Sunday deep dive.

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WSJ’s Election Coverage: Your Questions Answered

7/14/2024
In an election season like no other, how is The Wall Street Journal approaching its coverage of political races? WSJ Editor in Chief Emma Tucker answers your questions on how the Journal reports on politics, from polling to deepfakes, from fact-checking to retaining readers’ and listeners’ trust. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading: Behind Closed Doors, Biden Shows Signs of Slipping Trump’s Debate Performance Marked by Familiar Theme: Falsehoods The Deepfake Election Has Arrived New Era of AI Deepfakes Complicates 2024 Elections Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:36

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Trump Rally Shooting Leaves Nation on Edge

7/14/2024
Special Edition for July 14. Former President Donald Trump was wounded at a Pennsylvania rally in an incident being investigated as an assassination attempt. White House reporter Ken Thomas reports from the scene of the shooting, and WSJ reporter and editor Aaron Zitner discusses what it could mean for U.S. politics. 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:00:12:09

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What’s News in Markets: Rate Signals, Bank Earnings, Delta Drags

7/13/2024
How are the big U.S. banks dealing with higher interest rates? And why did Delta Air Lines lead other airlines’ stocks lower? Plus, how did glass-maker Corning become part of the AI trade? 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:00:05:24

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Republicans Are United Behind Trump but Split on Economic Policy

7/12/2024
P.M. Edition for July 12. Republicans are united behind former President Donald Trump. But WSJ’s chief economics commentator Greg Ip discusses fissures within the party over economic policy ahead of the RNC in Milwaukee. And Heard on the Street columnist Telis Demos explains why big banks are still feeling the pressure of high rates. Plus, AT&T says a hacker stole the data of nearly all its wireless customers. 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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Biden Remains Defiant Amid Democratic Party Fears

7/12/2024
A.M. Edition for July 12th. NATO vows to give Ukraine full membership to the alliance, but as WSJ senior political correspondent Molly Ball reports, all eyes were on President Biden’s performance. Plus, the Journal’s Ben Dummett says economists in a WSJ poll believe inflation would be worse under Trump than Biden. And Journal Heard on the Street editor Stephen Wilmot explains why China is pulling ahead in the quest for fully autonomous cars. Kate Bullivant hosts. Sign up for the WSJ’s free What’s News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:40

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The White House Approach to the President’s Health? Being Tight-Lipped

7/11/2024
P.M. Edition for July 11. An opaque picture of President Biden’s health has emerged since his disastrous debate performance last month. The Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Ballhaus reports on the shifting accounts about Biden’s medical care and the president’s own refusal to undergo more testing. And U.S. inflation eased substantially in June, clearing a path for the Fed to cut rates by the end of the summer. Plus, everyday investors are pouring billions into low-rated corporate loans. Markets reporter Vicky Huang says there are risks involved. 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:00:15:29

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First Democratic Senator Calls For Biden To Withdraw

7/11/2024
A.M. Edition for July 11th. Democratic Senator Peter Welch of Vermont is the latest party heavyweight to call for Biden to step down from the race. Plus, F-16 fighter jets arrive in Ukraine and WSJ chief foreign-affairs correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov reports that many advanced U.S. weapons systems, previously supplied to Ukraine are no longer effective. And WSJ deputy finance editor Quentin Webb on the fraud conviction of Archegos founder Bill Hwang. Kate Bullivant hosts. Sign up for the WSJ’s free What’s News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:12

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Businesses Want to Make Money Off AI. Can They?

7/10/2024
P.M. Edition for July 10. Companies have spent heavily on AI. WSJ’s Isabelle Bousquette reports on how some are now looking for a return on that investment. And former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggests President Biden’s future as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee is still an open question. Plus, the FTC plans to sue drug managers over insulin prices. 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:00:15:52

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Microsoft Quits OpenAI’s Board Amid Antitrust Scrutiny

7/10/2024
A.M. Edition for July 10th. Under antitrust scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic, Microsoft says it’s stepping away from its observer role on OpenAI’s board that was part of a larger tie-up between the firms. Plus, senior U.S. intelligence officials say Moscow has launched a ‘whole of government’ effort to influence the presidential election. And WSJ markets reporter Hardika Singh and finance editor Alex Frangos unpack investor sentiment heading into earnings season after Jerome Powell inched the Federal Reserve closer to cutting rates. 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:00:13:36

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How President Biden’s Inner Circle Kept His Signs of Aging Under Wraps

7/9/2024
P.M. Edition for July 9. Why did President Biden’s disastrous debate performance take many Democrats by surprise? Political reporter Andrew Restuccia explains the ways senior White House advisers tried to protect Biden’s image over the past year, as Democrats’ efforts to push the president off the ballot lose steam. Plus, a report from the Federal Trade Commission finds that pharmacy-benefit managers are raising costs, not easing them. Reporter Liz Essley Whyte explains. And the Federal Reserve’s Jerome Powell says his focus is shifting to the timing of interest-rate cuts. Francesca Fontana hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:16

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Biden Opens NATO Summit With His Own Fitness Under a Microscope

7/9/2024
A.M. Edition for July 9th. As the White House kicks off a three-day NATO summit in Washington today, an event it once hoped would showcase President Biden’s leadership has now become a test of his fitness to serve for a second term. Plus, WSJ reporter Matthew Dalton explains how a European rocket launch today will test efforts to reduce its reliance on Elon Musk’s SpaceX. And Athletic Brewing taps into America’s growing thirst for non-alcoholic beer. 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:00:13:54

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How Insurers Get Extra Medicare Payments for Diseases No Doctor Treated

7/8/2024
P.M. Edition for July 8. A new Wall Street Journal investigation shows how questionable diagnoses triggered extra Medicare Advantage payments. Reporter Christopher Weaver unpacks WSJ’s analysis. And U.S. juries are going “nuclear” on corporations, imposing hefty verdicts on businesses more frequently. Corporate risk reporter Richard Vanderford explains. Plus, President Biden says he is not stepping aside as the Democratic candidate. Francesca Fontana hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:23

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French Voters Unite to Stop the Far Right

7/8/2024
A.M. Edition for July 8th. A coalition of leftist parties in France have won the most seats in parliament in a shock result that will likely block Marine Le Pen’s National Rally from power. The Journal’s Noemie Bisserbe explains how the stunning result came about and the challenges facing a new coalition government. Plus, Boeing agrees to plead guilty to misleading air-safety regulators. And, Texas braces as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ’s free Whats News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:35

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WSJ Poll Shows Biden Is Failing to Deliver His Key Message to Voters

7/5/2024
P.M. Edition for July 5. A Wall Street Journal poll following last week’s disastrous debate finds President Biden is losing support among key groups of voters. WSJ reporter and editor Aaron Zitner unpacks the data. And Wall Street Journal economics reporter Justin Lahart explains how new U.S. jobs numbers support the case for a September rate cut by the Fed. Plus, Chase Bank warns customers to prepare to pay for certain banking services if Washington enacts new rules. 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:00:15:27

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U.K. Labour Party Sweeps to Power in Election Landslide

7/5/2024
A.M. Edition for July 5th. After shedding its more radical policies and members, Britain’s Labour Party hands the ruling Conservatives the worst defeat in the party’s 190-year history. The Journal’s Max Colchester explains how Keir Starmer led Labour to victory on a pledge to end political chaos. Plus, Chinese authorities move to crack down on chemical producers that have helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis. And the Biden campaign hopes an advertising blitz and visits to key battleground states will help boost the president’s re-election bid. 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:00:14:41

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WSJ Poll Shows 80% of Voters Think Biden Is Too Old to Run

7/3/2024
P.M. Edition for July 3. A new Wall Street Journal poll finds Donald Trump has opened a 6-point lead over President Biden among U.S. voters, with 80% saying that the president is too old to run for a second term. And WSJ markets reporter Sam Goldfarb digs into how the fiscal implications of a potential Republican sweep in November have sent the U.S. bond market reeling. Plus, Heard on the Street columnist Stephen Wilmot on why new car sales in the U.S. are stuck in middle gear. Jennifer Maloney hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:52

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Democratic Unity Begins to Crack Around Biden

7/3/2024
A.M. Edition for July 3rd. Democratic lawmakers have begun to publicly air their concerns about Biden’s re-election bid. Plus, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cites progress on inflation, signaling a possible cut in interest rates. And WSJ foreign correspondent Stephen Kalin describes how lawlessness in Gaza is leading to further suffering in the territory and adding to concerns about its long-term governance. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Correction: A study linking Covid-19 to other health problems was published in Nature Medicine. An earlier version of this podcast said it was conducted by Nature Medicine. (Corrected on July 3) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:42

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Fast-Food Giants Bet on Value Meals To Lure Back Diners

7/2/2024
P.M. Edition for July 2. Fast-food chains are going to battle over value meals. WSJ’s restaurants reporter Heather Haddon reports on the strategy to lure back customers. And Tesla’s shares jumped as Q2 deliveries slid, but not as much as feared. Plus, former President Donald Trump’s hush-money sentencing has been delayed as the judge weighs the Supreme Court’s immunity ruling. 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:00:14:44

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NATO Moves to ‘Trump-Proof’ Future Ukraine Support

7/2/2024
A.M. Edition for July 2nd. NATO plans to establish a new post in Kyiv as part of an effort to safeguard support for the country in the coming years. Plus, raids in Italy find luxury handbags being made by exploited workers. And Journal reporter Tom Fairless explains how American tourists are fuelling an economic boom in countries like Portugal and Greece. 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:00:14:44

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What the Supreme Court’s Immunity Ruling Means for Trump’s Campaign

7/1/2024
P.M. Edition for July 1. The U.S. Supreme Court says Donald Trump has immunity from some prosecution. WSJ’s Jess Bravin dissects the ruling. And national politics reporter Vivian Salama discusses the potential impact on the 2024 presidential race. Plus, Heard on the Street columnist Jon Sindreu explains why French markets seem to embrace political uncertainty following the first round of legislative elections. 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:00:16:13