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What's News brings you the headlines and business news that move markets and the world—twice every weekday. In about 15 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 about 15 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

Reddit Turns to Loyal Users in Unusual IPO Bet

2/21/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 21. Reddit wants to offer shares to 75,000 of its biggest users, in the hope they will boost its stock-market debut, according to people familiar with the matter. IPO reporter Corrie Driebusch explains the possible risks and rewards of the strategy. And the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting show more officials were concerned with cutting rates too soon as opposed to holding rates too high for too long. Plus, the vice president of Boeing’s 737 program is leaving the company. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:47

Saudi Arabia’s Megaprojects Are Draining Its Cash Reserves

2/21/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 21. To pay for flashy spending plans, Saudi Arabia is turning to borrowing and planning a major sale of Aramco stock. WSJ reporter Chelsey Dulaney breaks down the long term tradeoffs that could accompany those moves. Plus, American food spending hits highs not seen in more than three decades. And legendary tech investor Cathie Wood joins others in capturing profits from chipmaker Nvidia. Hear more from her on WSJ Special Access on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:34

Treasury Extends Anti-Money-Laundering Rules to Private Equity

2/20/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 20. The first case involving what defense lawyers call “shadow insider trading” goes to trial next month. Reporter Dave Michaels explains the test it poses for the SEC. And after decades of debate, the U.S. Treasury Department is planning to extend anti-money-laundering rules to private equity. WSJ Pro reporter Chris Cumming has more. Plus, FuboTV sues ESPN, Warner and Fox over their planned sports-streaming service. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:14

Capital One to Buy Discover in Credit-Card Shakeup

2/20/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 20. Capital One’s more than $35 billion purchase of Discover would vastly increase its power in the payments ecosystem currently dominated by Visa and Mastercard. Plus, Israel gives Hamas a Ramadan deadline to return hostages or face a ground offensive in Rafah. And WSJ reporter Rhiannon Hoyle takes us inside a recent bust in EV metals prices that’s thwarting attempts to steer supply chains away from China. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:18

Investing During Earnings Season: Your Questions Answered

2/18/2024
It’s earning season and many retail investors wonder what moves they should make based on companies’ quarterly reports. On this week’s What’s News Sunday, markets reporter Hardika Singh answers listeners’ questions about the dominance of the Magnificent Seven in the S&P 500. Then, some of our beat reporters take on listeners’ questions on specific companies and industries, including tech, renewable energy and EVs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:35

What’s News in Markets: Lyft's Typo, JetBlue Activist, Robinhood Soars

2/17/2024
How did Lyft's stock respond to a typo in the company's earnings report? And what does an activist investor have planned for JetBlue? Plus, is Robinhood out of the woods? 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:00:05:09

Trump Ordered to Pay More Than $350 Million in Civil-Fraud Case

2/16/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 16. A Manhattan judge has ordered former President Donald Trump and his business to pay more than $350 million dollars for misrepresenting his wealth for financial gain. The judge has also placed restrictions on Trump’s future business activity. Reporter Corinne Ramey has the details. Plus, Moscow bureau chief Ann M. Simmons reflects on the life and legacy of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in a Russian penal colony today. He was 47. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:25

‘I’m Not on Trial’: Fani Willis Defends Conduct in Trump Georgia Case

2/16/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 16. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies in a dramatic hearing as defense attorneys make conflict-of-interest allegations in order to sideline her from an election-interference case. Plus, OpenAI unveils a new tool to create realistic AI videos based on written prompts. And WSJ reporter Robert McMillan explains how a new era of deepfakes is complicating upcoming elections around the world. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:15

Russia Is Developing Antisatellite Weapon, White House Confirms

2/15/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 15. The Biden administration confirms that Russia is developing an antisatellite weapon that represents a serious concern, but does not pose an active threat to Americans’ safety. And U.S. retail sales fell more than analysts had expected in January. Markets reporter Charley Grant has more. Plus, a WSJ exclusive: Egypt is building a walled enclosure for Palestinian refugees, as an Israeli offensive looms in southern Gaza. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:26

‘No Need for Alarm’ After GOP Lawmaker Warns of Russian Military Threat

2/15/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 15. The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned yesterday of a “serious national-security threat” that people familiar with the matter said related to Russian ambitions to develop a nuclear weapon in space, leading House Speaker Mike Johnson to try and reassure the public. And as America’s immigration influx continues to spark a political firestorm, the WSJ’s Paul Kiernan says a new report finds it could also trigger an economic windfall. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:45

One Dead in Shooting Near Kansas City Super Bowl Victory Parade

2/14/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 14. At least one person was killed and several others injured after shots were fired in Kansas City, where crowds gathered to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win. And the State Department is investigating several airstrikes in Gaza that killed dozens of civilians, which could result in new conditions on the delivery of U.S. weapons to Israel. Reporter Dion Nissenbaum has more. Plus, health reporter Liz Essley White explains why the FTC is launching a probe into a shortage of drugs sold to U.S. hospitals. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:03

GOP-Led House Impeaches Mayorkas Over Border Record

2/14/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 14. Alejandro Mayorkas is now the first sitting cabinet official in history to be impeached, however the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to remove him from office. It comes as new figures for January are showing a sharp drop in illegal crossings from Mexico to the U.S. Plus, an earnings-release typo triggers a 60% rally in shares of Lyft. And WSJ reporter Jon Emont previews a decisive election in Indonesia as the world’s fourth most-populous country races to get rich before it gets old. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:03

U.S. Stocks Fall, After Hotter-Than-Expected Inflation Reading

2/13/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 13. U.S. stocks tumbled, after January’s consumer-price index came in above Wall Street expectations. WSJ Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains what it means for the Federal Reserve. Plus, there is more trouble for New York Community Bancorp, tied to tougher rent laws in New York City. Housing reporter Will Parker has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:56

Senate Passes Ukraine, Israel Aid After Months of Wrangling

2/13/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 13. A $95.3 billion package to help fund U.S. allies clears the Senate, but faces a less certain fate in the GOP-controlled House. Plus, China delivers some good news for the planet. The WSJ’s Sha Hua explains how it pulled off a massive renewables rollout, and how this shapes the global response to climate change. And, we look at whether facial recognition is likely to replace office badges. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:23

Raising Trillions for Altman’s Chip Plan May Be the Easy Part

2/12/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 12. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman wants to raise trillions of dollars to reshape the semiconductor industry, which is crucial to developing AI. But even if he is able to raise that amount of funding, there are still plenty of challenges. Reporter Asa Fitch has more. And Israel proposes an evacuation of Rafah ahead of its impending invasion, despite U.S. concerns. Plus, case rates of uterine cancer are rising. Health reporter Brianna Abbott has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:14

Trump Draws Fire From NATO Leaders Over Russia Comments

2/12/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 12. President Biden and other leaders denounce Donald Trump’s suggestion that he would encourage Russia to invade U.S. allies that don’t contribute sufficiently to military defense. Plus, the Israeli military says it has rescued two hostages held in southern Gaza. And the WSJ’s Lauren Thomas breaks down the boardroom drama at Disney ahead of what is expected to be the most expensive shareholder fight ever. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:43

To Buy or Not to Buy: Your Housing Questions Answered

2/11/2024
What’s going on with the U.S. housing market? On this week’s What’s News Sunday, reporters Veronica Dagher and Will Parker answer listeners’ questions about everything from what future interest-rate changes could mean for anyone looking to rent or buy a home, to how to know when it’s the right time to refinance. Further reading: The Economy Is Starting to Look Normal—Housing Isn’t The Rise of Forever Renters Sales Pitch for an 8% Mortgage: Buy Now, Refinance Later—for Free For Property Investors, The Price of a Home Is Still Not Right Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:39

What’s News in Markets: Tech Layoffs, Gaza and McDonald’s, Disney Deals

2/10/2024
Why is DocuSign tightening its belt? And what connects McDonald’s with the war in Gaza? Plus, what’s driving Disney’s growth? 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:00:05:16

Biden’s Age in Focus, After Special Counsel Report

2/9/2024
P.M. Edition for Feb. 9. President Biden’s age and leadership abilities have come under fresh scrutiny after a report on his handling of classified materials. White House reporter Ken Thomas discusses the Democratic and Republican responses. And agriculture business reporter Patrick Thomas explains why less U.S. pork consumption is a problem for the economy. Plus, reporter Kejal Vyas has more on Venezuela’s military deployment to the border with oil-rich Guyana. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:26

Why Americans Aren’t Buying the Economic Hype

2/9/2024
A.M. Edition for Feb. 9. A range of measures show the U.S. economy is on the upswing amid brisk consumer spending, tempering inflation and low unemployment. However, WSJ editor Aaron Zitner explains that many Americans feel a deep sense of financial pessimism that is confounding economists, investors and business owners. Plus, President Biden rejects suggestions that his memory is fading. And OpenAI founder Sam Altman seeks trillions of dollars to reshape the business of chips and AI. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:08