A.M. Edition for November 24: In the face of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, more companies are scaling back or eliminating holiday celebrations. That's according to a survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. We talk with Challenger VP Andrew Challenger.
Hopes For Amazon's Launchpad; New Inflation Con...
A.M. Edition for November 23rd: Minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting indicated weak inflation is a concern. Plus, Wonder Workshop, a maker of toy robots, is tying its hopes for strong holiday sales to Amazon's Launchpad program.
Uber Data Breach Fallout; UPS' Extra Shipping Fees
P.M. Edition for November 22: Uber says it will notify account holders affected by a massive 2016 data breach. The company admitted paying hackers 100 thousand dollars in a bid to cover up the breach. Plus, UPS is tacking on extra fees during peak holiday shipping periods.
Uber Data Breach; The Global Tech Stock Boom
A.M. Edition for November 22: Uber Technologies reportedly was hit by a data breach last year, affecting millions of passengers and drivers. Plus, the global growth in tech stocks is outpacing other sectors by the widest margin in decades.
Justice Department Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warn...
The Justice Department has filed suit to prevent the takeover of Time Warner by AT&T. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall joins us. Plus, CBS fires Charlie Rose and Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president.
AT&T/Time Warner Deal Challenged; Net Neutralit...
A.M. Edition for November 21: The Justice Department is suing to block the planned merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Plus, the FCC plans to roll back net neutrality rules which were designed to make sure all Internet traffic was treated equally.
North Korea on Terrorism List; Retailers' Prici...
President Trump has returned North Korea to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Plus, retailers duke it out on holiday pricing.
Tax Talks Advance Without Analysis; Companies T...
A.M. Edition for November 20th: The debate consuming Congress continues as the GOP aims to analyze the new tax law. Plus, with nearly two-thirds of workers reporting being bullied, a look at how companies are taking on harassment at the office.
Stocks Wobble on Tax Uncertainty; Fed Minutes O...
Weekend Edition for November 18-19: A second straight week of declines for the Dow and the S&P, amid uncertainty over the tax overhaul. Plus, the Fed releases the minutes from its last policy meeting next Wednesday.
BuzzFeed Set to Miss Revenue Target, Raising IP...
P.M. Edition for November 17th: BuzzFeed's struggle to meet revenue projections is raising questions about its IPO. Plus, the normally secretive Senate Ethics Committee takes the spotlight and electric vehicles have yet to get in gear in China.
Comcast Approaches 21st Century Fox About Acqui...
Comcast has expressed interest in acquiring a substantial piece of 21st Century Fox's business. Plus, treating opioid abuse patients without medication. Also, does sitting in front of a computer improve your chances of getting a raise?
House Passes Tax Bill By 227-205 Vote
P.M. Edition for November 16th: The House passes the GOP tax overhaul plan. Also, Wal-Mart posts its strongest U.S. earnings in years. Plus, would you lose weight on the 'Olive Garden diet?'
WSJ Bitcoin Readers Sound Off
A.M. Edition for November 16th: In the wake of a mass shooting, the Army says it failed to send military convictions to federal databases in up to 20 percent of all cases. Plus, the Wall Street Journal gets an earful from readers of its bitcoin articles.
Vice President Pence Talks to WSJ; Cordray to E...
P.M. Edition for November 15th: Richard Cordray will soon resign as head of an agency created after the financial crisis. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence answers questions at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council.
Sessions Denies Lying; SEC Penalties Fall
A.M. Edition for November 15: Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a House panel he now recalls meetings where Russian contacts were discussed, but he denied ever having lied about them. Plus, the Securities and Exchange Commission is levying fewer penalties on Wall Street.
Sessions Grilled on Russian Contacts; Manufactu...
P.M. Edition for November 14: Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by a House panel over discussions with Trump campaign advisers who had contacts with Russians last year. Plus, the manufacturing sector picks up steam.
Senate Tax Bill Revisions; Cold Coffee Sales ar...
A.M. Edition for November 14: Republicans on a Senate committee are meeting this week to debate revisions to their tax overhaul plan. And ready-to-drink cold coffee is becoming very popular, especially with millennials.
GE's New Strategy; Used-Car Prices Hold Up Nicely
P.M. Edition for November 13: General Electric announced changes Monday, including a dividend cut and a move to focus on three core units. Plus, in a surprise, used-car prices have held up this year even though millions of vehicle leases expired.
House and Senate Tax Plans Enter Key Stretch
A.M. Edition for November 13th: Retail sales will highlight this week's economic calendar. Plus, how the different Republican tax plans are taking shape in the House and the Senate.
Tax Concerns Pressure Stocks; Retail Sales on Tap
Weekend Edition for November 11-12: Stocks broke an eight-week winning streak on concerns about Congress' ability to pass tax reform. Plus, retail sales and inflation highlight the new week's economic calendar.
More Trump Trade Rhetoric; More Trouble for Mik...
In a speech at a trade summit in Vietnam, President Trump delivered a vigorous endorsement of economic nationalism. Plus, Special Counsel Robert Mueller expands his investigation of former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
Trump Heads to Economic Summit; Health Insuranc...
A.M. Edition for November 10: President Trump heads to Vietnam. Plus, why health insurance premiums are rising.
Trump Heads to Vietnam; Manafort Son-in-Law Und...
P.M. Edition for November 9: Trump walks a fine line in China, and heads to Vietnam. Plus, an investigation into Paul Manafort's former son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai.
CBO's New Tax Bill Estimate; The Cost of Wars s...
A.M. Edition for November 9: The Congressional Budget Office now estimates the GOP's tax reform bill will increase the deficit by 1.7 trillion dollars. Plus, a new study finds the cost of major U.S. wars since 9/11 has topped five trillion dollars.
Trump Visits China; Democrats Win Big
P.M. Edition for November 8: President Trump's tour of Asia continues in China. Plus, Democrats see big election wins in Virginia.
Trump's Asia Tour Continues; U.S. Coffee Market...
A.M. Edition for November 8: President Trump's tour of Asia continues in China. Plus, a look at America's crowded coffee marketplace.
Mass Shooting: Awaiting Official List; Trump's ...
P.M. Edition for November 7: Residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas still await an official list of dead and wounded following Sunday's church shooting. Plus, President Trump's support erodes in U.S. counties most responsible for his election.
Dudley Warns on Deregulation; Risky Bank Bets T...
A.M. Edition for November 7: Outgoing New York Fed chief William Dudley warns that excessive rolling back of bank regulation could harm the economy. Plus, some investors who made bank bets tied to the government financial bailout are seeing huge returns.
Russian Twitter Support for Trump Began Earlier...
P.M. Edition for November 6: In Japan, President Trump said the Texas church gunman's mental health was to blame, and not guns, for the Sunday massacre. Plus, a Wall Street Journal analysis finds Russian-backed Twitter support for candidate Trump started much earlier than expected.
Trump Visits Asia; iPhone X Steals Holiday Sales
A.M. Edition for November 6th: Trump continues 10-day visit to Asia. Plus, how the iPhone X could steal sales from traditional retailers.
More Records for Stocks; Solid Economy, Led by ...
Weekend Edition for November 4-5: The major U.S. indexes closed another week with record highs after Apple's earnings and solid job growth. Plus, could a strong economy lead to a faster pace of rate hikes next year?
Job Growth Bounces Back; Apple's iPhone X Goes ...
P.M. Edition for November 3rd: Employers added 261 thousand jobs in October, in a recovery from September's hurricane-affected numbers. Plus, Apple's iPhone X went on sale Friday, but will consumers pony up a thousand dollars?
Will Wall Street Approve of the New Fed Chairman?
A.M. Edition for November 3rd: Wall Street Journal David Harrison compares and contrasts Fed chair nominee Jerome Powell to current chairwoman Janet Yellen, and discusses how he is likely to be received by Wall Street.
Republican Tax Plan: Real Estate Agents Are Not...
P.M. Edition for November 3rd: Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Bykowicz explains why real estate agents are up in arms and launching a blitz of opposition against the House Republican tax plan unveiled on Thursday.
Apple Earnings in Focus; Less Regulation Leads ...
A.M. Edition for November 2nd: Investors will monitor Apple's quarterly results, to be released after Thursday's market close. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says the Trump administration is counting on less regulation to foster innovation and growth.
No Fed Rate Hike; House GOP Tax Plan Due Thursday
P.M. Edition for November 1st: As expected, Fed policymakers held interest rates steady at their two-day meeting, but signaled rates could rise in December. Plus, House Republicans are set to release their tax plan on Thursday.
Deadly Truck Attack in NYC; Social Media Capito...
A.M. Edition for November 1st: At least eight people were killed in a truck attack in New York City. It's being treated as a terrorist attack. Plus, officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter face harsh questions about their content from lawmakers.
Trump: Ex-Adviser a 'Liar'; Houston, Two Months...
P.M. Edition for October 31st: President Donald Trump called George Papadapoulos, the former campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe, a "liar." Plus, a progress report on Houston's recovery, two months after Hurricane Harvey.
Social Media vs. Lawmakers; Russian Content on ...
A.M. Edition for October 31st: Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google parent Alphabet testify on Capitol Hill about Russian influence on their sites. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Deepa Seetharaman on how Facebook users in particular were exposed to Russian-backed content.
Manafort Indicted; Energy Regulator is an Indus...
P.M Editon for October 30th: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted Monday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on money-laundering charges. Plus, a friend of the oil and gas-drilling industry is now its safety regulator.
Awaiting Apple Earnings, Jobs; Facebook Woos La...
A.M. Edition for October 30th: Another full slate of earnings and economic reports are on tap this week. Plus, Facebook steps up lobbying and messaging efforts in a bid to influence lawmakers.
Stocks Rally on Strong Earnings; Jobs Report in...
Weekend Edition for October 28-29: New records for the Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 thanks to booming tech earnings. Plus, the October jobs report is the stat to watch in a busy week for economic data.
iPhone X Shipping Delays; Strong Economic Growth
P.M. Edition for October 27th: Americans have started pre-ordering Apple's iPhone X, and that'll lead to long shipping delays. Plus, another strong quarter of growth for the U.S. economy.
Countdown to the GOP Tax Plan Release Begins
A.M. briefing for October 27: The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin reports from Capitol Hill on the House's passage of a budget plan and how it sets in motion lead-up to release of the Republican tax proposal. Also, Facebook invests in its Washington lobbying team as the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election continues.
Why Are Apple iPhone 8 Sales So Sluggish?
P.M. briefing for October 26: Wall Street Journal Apple correspondent Tripp Mickle explains why iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales in the U.S. have fallen behind the pace of previous newly released Apple smartphones. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson predicts the end of the Assad regime in Syria.
CBO Scores Bipartisan Health Bill; Delivering A...
A.M. Edition for October 26th: The Congressional Budget Office has scored the bipartisan Senate health care bill. Plus, Amazon.com's new delivery service, called Amazon Key.
401(k) Changes Back on the Table; A New Ransomw...
P.M. Edition for October 25th: A top GOP lawmaker says Republicans are still weighing changes to retirement account contributions. Plus, there's a new ransomware attack and it's called Bad Rabbit.
Congress OKs Disaster Relief; Do We Need Anothe...
A.M. Edition for October 25th: The Senate has joined the House in approving disaster aid for Puerto Rico and several states. Plus, a new shopping mall is going up on Connecticut's Gold Coast.
Trade, Taxes Could Spoil Rally; Refugee Program...
P.M Edition for October 24th: Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib describes how issues such as trade and tax reform could spoil the stock market rally. Plus, the U.S. refugee program resumes, but with new rules from the Trump administration.
Health Bill Decision; 'No Change' to 401(k) Plans
A.M. Edition for October 24th: The GOP will soon decide whether to move ahead with a bipartisan health care bill. Plus, as Republicans work on a tax overhaul, President Trump vows there will be "no change" to the 401(k) retirement savings program.
Amazon's Second HQ; Hackers Target School Systems
P.M. Edition for October 23rd: Amazon.com says it's received more than 200 proposals from U.S. cities and regions to host its second headquarters. Plus, a growing number of school systems are being targeted by hackers demanding money. And some school districts are paying up.
Wells Fargo Woes Continue; Big Union Convention
A.M. Edition for October 23rd: Wells Fargo fired four foreign exchange bankers, as the bank's troubles spread to its investment banking arm. Plus, the AFL-CIO is holding its quadrennial convention, with the Trump administration topping the agenda.
More Records for Stocks; GDP Report Due
Weekend Edition for October 21-22: U.S. stock averages set new records, and, surprise, surprise, the key reason was strong earnings. Plus, this coming week, we'll find out how much the nation's economy grew during the third quarter.
FBI Joins Niger Ambush Probe; Congress Passes a...
P.M. Edition for October 20th: The FBI has joined the investigation into how four American soldiers were killed in Niger. Plus, now that the Senate and House have both passed a budget, the next goal for the GOP is tax reform.
Congress Readies New Social Media Political Ad ...
A.M. Edition for October 20th: Congress wants to require social media companies to disclose information about political ads. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns China over trade imbalances. A U.S. Navy hospital ship stationed off Puerto Rico has hardly been used.
Amazon Headquarters Race Heats Up; FDA OKs Bloo...
P.M. Edition for October 19th: Competition for Amazon's second headquarters hits a critical stage. Plus, Republican lawmakers who oppose a health care deal feel pressure from insurers and governors. Also, a corporate merger involving the inventor of Nutella spread.
Big Changes Coming to GE; New Drone Regulations
A.M. Edition for October 19th: General Electric will reportedly announce a big restructuring next month, including thousands of job cuts. Plus, the White House plans to re-work regulations on drones, in a bid to expand their commercial use.
Confusion over Healthcare Deal; Amazon Locks Up...
P.M. Edition for October 18th: President Trump tweeted that he now opposes a bipartisan agreement on health subsidies after earlier expressing support. Plus, Amazon reaches a delivery deal with major apartment landlords.
A Deal on Health Subsidies; Netflix's 'Feeding ...
A.M. Edition for October 18th: Two senators reached a bipartisan deal to keep health care subsidy payments flowing to insurers. Plus, how Netflix needs to keep feeding the beast known as subscriber growth.
Katzenberg on Weinstein; Self-Driving Cars in NYC
P.M. Edition for October 17th: Former DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg blasted Harvey Weinstein over the latter's treatment of women, calling Weinstein "a monster." Plus, GM plans to test self-driving cars in New York City.
Trump, Yellen to Meet; Equifax Hack Exposes Pro...
A.M. Edition for October 17th: President Trump and Janet Yellen will meet Thursday to discuss a possible second term as Federal Reserve chair. Plus, the Equifax hack reveals problems with hard-to-replace Social Security numbers.
Weinstein Co. Sale Talks; Congress Tackles Heal...
P.M. Edition for October 16th: In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's ouster, Weinstein Co. is in talks to be taken private. Plus, Congress resumes talks on reforming health care, following President Trump's decision to cancel subsidy payments to insurers.
Earnings Ramp Up This Week; Wal-Mart Bottles It...
A.M. Edition for October 16th: Third quarter earnings pour out this week. And food retailers are bottling and processing their own milk. Kroger has its own dairy processing plant and Wal-Mart plans to open its own next year.
Stocks Rise; Weather May Impact Upcoming Econom...
Weekend Edition for October 14-15: Another up week for stocks; the Dow and S&P are both on a five-week winning streak. And the Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews the upcoming week's economic data, some of which may have been impacted by hurricanes.
Trump to End Health Subsidies; A Key Tax Break ...
P.M. Edition for October 13th: President Donald Trump plans to end federal cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers. Plus, Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib says GOP lawmakers may move away from eliminating the federal deduction on state and local income taxes.
Congress Tackles Equifax Fallout; GM to Idle Plant
A.M. Edition for Friday, October 13th: On the heels of the Equifax data breach, Congress is poised to overhaul credit-reporting agencies. Plus, General Motors plans to idle a factory. Also, would you wear a $3,500 backpack?
AT&T Video Service Suffers Third Quarterly Subs...
P.M. Edition for October 12th: AT&T saw its third straight quarterly video subscriber loss. The Wall Street Journals Drew FitzGerald explains how the company is hoping to curb the outflow of customers. Plus, another data breach hits U.S. weapons systems information.
Kaspersky Reportedly a Spying Tool; Trump Wants...
A.M. Edition for October 12th: Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Russia has converted the Kaspersky antivirus software into a spying tool. And the White House is proposing changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Fed On Track for Another Hike; Apple and Steven...
P.M. Edition for October 11th: Minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting signal the Fed's on track to raise interest rates before year-end, despite weak inflation. And Apple teams up with Steven Spielberg's production company to create original video content.
Calalonia's Reset; Wal-Mart Limits Store Openings
A.M. Edition for October 11th: Catalonia's president backs away from declaring immediate independence from Spain. Plus, Wal-Mart's new strategy involves fewer store openings and more e-commerce.
Possible Pfizer Spinoff; California Wildfires
P.M. Edition for October 10th: Pfizer says it may explore a sale or spinoff of the unit that makes Advil and Centrum. Plus, we talk with the Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth, who's reporting from the scene of massive wildfires in Northern California.
Google's Russian Ties; How Military M.D.s HoneT...
A.M. Edition for October 10th: First it was Facebook; now Google says ads tied to Russian-linked entities ran on its platform. Plus, a lot of military doctors and nurses are polishing their skills in trauma wards of U.S. big-city hospitals.
Trump's New Approach to Health Care and Immigra...
P.M. Edition for October 9th: President Donald Trump is set to issue an executive order on health care. And Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Meckler talks about the president's wish list on immigration.
GE CEO Shakes Up Leadership; Parties Work to Re...
A.M. Edition for October 9th: Several of General Electric's top executives are leaving the company in a high-profile shake-up. Plus, political parties are working to reclaim voters. The Wall Street Journal's Dante Chinni joins us with the details.
S&P Slips but Logs Another Weekly Gain; Economi...
Major indexes and U.S. government bond prices edged lower after data showed the labor market lost jobs for the first time in seven years. Plus, a look at what to watch next week with the economy. WSJ's Akane Otani and Harriet Torry have the details.
Costco vs. Amazon in Grocery Delivery; Hurrican...
P.M. Edition for October 6th: Can Costco compete with Amazon in the online grocery space? The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has analysis. Also, non-farm payrolls declined in September for the first time in seven years. Plus, the Trump administration may undo a contraception benefit in Obamacare.
A.M. Edition for October 6th: The National Rifle Association says it won't oppose 'bump stocks', which the Las Vegas shooter used to increase his weapons' firing rate. Also, how non-government analysts are decoding North Korea's nuclear arsenal through photos and videos.
Paddock May Have Eyed Other Music Events; CEO P...
P.M. Edition for October 5th: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock may have considered other music events as targets. Also, the Wall Street Journal's Theo Francis on how tying CEO pay to corporate performance hasn't always panned out as planned. Plus, Netflix is raising prices for many of its U.S. customers.
Trump Meets Shooting Survivors; M.B.A.s Love Am...
A.M. Edition for October 5th: President Trump traveled to Las Vegas to meet with shooting survivors and to thank police. Plus, students at elite business schools would rather work for Amazon.com than on Wall Street.
P.M. Edition for October 4th: Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock, has arrived back in the U.S. to be questioned by law enforcement officials. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Knutson talks about the big data breach at Yahoo.
A.M. Edition for October 4th: Yahoo's data breach in 2013 was much, MUCH bigger than previously disclosed. Plus, Equifax's data breach puts its ex-CEO in front of a Senate panel.
Gun Policy After the Las Vegas Attack; More on ...
P.M. Edition for October 3rd: How might the deadliest shooting in U.S. history affect gun policy? We'll hear from Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib. Plus, WSJ reporter Valerie Bauerlein has more about the shooter, Stephen Paddock.
GOP Tackles Tax Cuts; Trump Visits Puerto Rico
A.M. Edition for October 3rd: Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about Republican efforts to push a tax cut plan. Plus, WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus on President Trump's visit Tuesday to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
The Las Vegas Shooting; Insurers' $100 Billion Tab
P.M. Edition for October 2nd: In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest in U.S. history, will guests demand tighter security measures at hotels? Plus, the costs of recent hurricanes and earthquakes could top 100 billion dollars for insurers.
Amazon-Whole Foods Sales Update; Equifax May Cl...
A.M. Edition for October 2nd: Sales of Whole Foods products on Amazon in the month since the merger were strong but there were lesson learned. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon explains. Also, Equifax could claw back executive compensation following the massive data breach.
Stocks Climb to End Third Quarter; Jobs Report ...
Weekend Edition for Sept 30-Oct 1: Daily moves were muted but stocks close the quarter higher. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch looks at the market, then Josh Mitchell previews the week ahead for the economy from Washington.
GOP Tax Plan Hits Party Hurdles; U.S. Pulls Sta...
P.M. Edition for September 29th: Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin on the opposition of some House Republicans to the party's tax proposal. Also, the U.S. pulls diplomatic staff from Cuba amid what it calls targeted attacks. Plus, would you wear a $6,000 down jacket?
A.M. Edition for September 29th: A new study reveals why the Zika spread so quickly with such severe effects. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy McKay explains. Plus, Twitter says it found more than 200 accounts linked to Russian-owned Facebook accounts.
Tax Plan Good and Bad for Big Banks; Hugh Hefne...
P.M. Edition for September 28th: Wall Street Journal reporter Telis Demos on elements of the GOP tax proposal that would please Wall Street, and components that would draw concern. Plus, how Playboy founder Hugh Hefner redefined the country's social culture in the 1950s and 1960s.
Tillerson Heads to China; Cybersecurity Help Wa...
A.M. Edition for Thursday, September 28th: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to China in an effort to contain the North Korea crisis. Also, the SEC says government salaries not in step with the private sector are keeping top talent from applying for federal cybersecurity jobs. Plus, a missing bull's head statue sets off a legal battle.
Puerto Rico's Health Crisis; Gerald Seib on GOP...
P.M. Edition for September 27th: Wall Street Journal's Betsy McKay explains the health-care crisis Puerto Rico faces following Hurricane Maria. Plus, Gerald Seib on the key selling points the White House will use to push its proposed tax plan through Congress. Plus, the Sonic fast food chain reports a breach of customer data.
Moore Defeats Strange in Alabama Runoff; Some T...
A.M. Edition for September 27th: Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin on what to expect from the Republican tax plan. Plus, Roy Moore defeats Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's runoff election. Also, Saudi Arabia grants women the right to drive.
Equifax CEO Out After Data Breach; GOP Tax Plan...
P.M. Edition for September 26th: Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down in the aftermath of a massive data breach. CIO Journal editor Steven Rosenbush explains the corporate lessons. Also, the GOP proposed tax plan could feature an individual tax rate higher than 35%. Plus, virtual reality coming to a movie theater near you.
Target to Raise Minimum Wage Twice; U.S. Crime ...
A.M. Edition for September 26th: The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar joins us with news that Target will raise its minimum wage twice over the next three years. Also, violent crimes and homicides in the U.S. rise for the second consecutive year.
Inside North Korea; Weiner Sentenced for Sexting
P.M. Edition for September 25th: Do North Koreans feel U.S. sanctions will hurt their country? The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng spent several days in Pyongyang. Plus, Anthony Weiner is sentenced for sexting with a minor.
Hacks Loom Large in Washington; Facebook Abando...
A.M. Edition for September 25th: High-profile hacks of Equifax and the SEC are set to dominate debates in Washington. The Wall Street Journal's Yuka Hayashi has the details. Plus, Facebook abruptly abandons a plan to change its stock structure.
Stocks Post Small Weekly Gains; Economic Preview
Weekend Edition for September 23-24: The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Dieterich looks at this past week on Wall Street. Then, from our newsroom in Washington, Eric Morath previews what to watch next week with the economy.
London Deems Uber Unfit to Operate; McCain Says...
P.M. Edition for September 22nd: Uber may lose its license in London. WSJ's Sam Schechner joins us with a look at the implications for the ride-hailing company. Plus, Senator John McCain will not support the latest Senate health bill.
CVS to Limit Access to Opioid Painkillers
A.M. Edition for September 22nd: The Wall Street Journal's Jeanne Whalen joins us with details on how drug-benefit manager CVS will restrict access to opioid painkillers for certain patients. Plus, U.S. authority to sanction North Korea expands.
More Sanctions Against North Korea; A Trump Bum...
P.M. Edition for September 21st: The U.S. levies more economic sanctions against North Korea. Plus, President Trump finds support for reaching across the aisle to Democratic lawmakers.
Possible Fed Rate Hike in December; Equifax Update
A.M. Edition for September 21st: The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison talks about the Federal Reserve and what's next for Janet Yellen and colleagues. Plus, Equifax was reportedly hacked for a lot longer than it previously disclosed.
P.M. Edition for September 20th: The Fed leaves interest rates unchanged and signals a December rate hike is still on the table. Plus, a frantic search for Mexico's earthquake victims and Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico.
The Fed's Shrinking Balance Sheet; GOP Health R...
A.M. Edition for September 20th: Investors brace for how the Federal Reserve plans to wind down its huge portfolio. Expect details Wednesday when the Fed policy meeting wraps up. Plus, Republicans revive a push to scrap Obamacare.
Trump Threatens North Korea; Toys 'R' Us Bankru...
P.M. Edition for September 19th: In his first UN General Assembly address, President Donald Trump threatened to destroy North Korea if it didn't abandon nuclear weapons. Plus, Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy and Equifax discloses an earlier breach.
The Fed Starts Meeting; Macy's Hires for Holidays
A.M. Edition for September 19th: Automakers are filing thousands of patents in a race to develop new technology. Plus, the Fed's policy meeting starts Tuesday and Macy's plans to hire 80-thousand holiday workers.
While Trump's at the U.N., His Aides' Legal Bil...
P.M. Edition for September 18th: Former White House and Trump campaign officials are struggling to pay their legal bills because of numerous probes into Russia's electoral meddling. Plus, President Trump will address the U.N. General Assembly.
What to Watch for Monday, September 18th
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens on how a second U.S. headquarter might change the culture at Amazon.com. Plus, a shakeup at Equifax.
Week Ahead: Fed, Housing, Hurricanes
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from Washington with a look at what economists will be watching this week.
Stocks Brush Off North Korea's Latest Missile L...
Stocks returned to record territory this week, with the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq Composite notching fresh closing highs. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen joins us in the studio with a closer look at the week.
Top Stories for Friday, September 15th
The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Zitner explains the political fallout from North Korea's missile launch over Japan early Friday. Plus, the search for clues following a subway explosion in London.
What to Watch for Friday, September 15th
The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin says Republicans will soon release a framework for tax reform, even as comments from President Trump seem to conflict with the GOP agenda. Plus, companies ramp up seasonal hiring.
Top Stories for Thursday, September 14th
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has taken flak for his request to use a government plane for honeymoon destinations. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson fills us in. Plus, Trump, Democrats and Dreamers.
What to Watch for Thursday, September 14th
Many Florida mobile homeowners lack insurance, leaving them in a tough spot after Hurricane Irma. The Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman has details. Plus, President Trump blocks a Chinese investment in an American company.
Top Stories for Wednesday, September 13th
The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar on Target's holiday hiring plans. Plus, Bernie Sanders' single-payer proposal.
What to Watch for Wednesday, September 13th
The Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon on new voluntary guidelines for self-driving vehicles. Plus, Apple's pricey new iPhone.
Top Stories for Tuesday, September 12th
The Wall Street Journal's Amol Sharma on plans for a new non-sports TV bundling service. Plus, Rob Enderle talks about Apple's new iPhone.
What to Watch for Tuesday, September 12th
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto on how Florida's coastal building boom makes it especially vulnerable to events like Hurricane Irma. Plus, investors await Apple's new iPhone.
Top Stories for Monday, September 11th
The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle previews Apple's annual product event, happening on Tuesday. A new iPhone is expected. Plus, stocks rise as Irma's impact on Florida is apparently not as bad as feared.
What to Watch for Monday, September 11th
Hurricane Irma targets western and central Florida. Weather and geopolitical fears led U.S. financial stocks to their worst week since March and the dollar to a 32-month low. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis has the latest on the hacking at Equifax. WSJ's Tripp Mickle on possible delays with the new iPhone.
Week Ahead: Retail, Industrial Production, Harvey
Lots of data for economy watchers to chew on this week ahead of the next Fed meeting. Plus, we get a little more of a sense for the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from Washington.
Stocks, Dollar Slide as Irma Bears Down, Korea ...
The combination of the weather and geopolitical fears led financial stocks to their worst week since March, the ICE Dollar Index to a 32-month low and 10-year Treasury yields to their lowest level since Nov. 8. WSJ's Corrie Driebush has the details.
Top Stories for Friday, September 8th
Evacuations in Florida as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the mainland. Plus, Houston CEOs are racing to mend a battered workforce after Hurricane Harvey. The Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth and Vanessa Fuhrmans have the details.
What to Watch for Friday, September 8th
Equifax says hackers compromised the personal data of about 143 million U.S. consumers. A severe shortage of construction workers may push hurricane-related labor costs sharply higher. Plus, WSJ's Amrith Ramkumar on the tumble in airline stocks.
Top Stories for Thursday, September 7th
The Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher joins us in the studio with a look at how to detect disaster-relief scams. Plus, Harvey leads to a shortage of construction workers and Americans lose faith in the value of a college degree.
What to Watch for Thursday, September 7th
The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin talks about the task ahead for GOP lawmakers, as they try to pass a tax bill. Plus, an update on the newly-merged Amazon.com and Whole Foods.
Top Stories for Wednesday, September 6th
Wall Street Journal reporter Janet Hook on a new survey showing a growing divide in American society. Plus, Fed Vice-Chairman Stanley Fischer will step down.
What to Watch for Wednesday, September 6th
The Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans talks about the environmental impact on the Houston area from Hurricane Harvey. Plus, Senate Republican leaders plan to tie an increase in the US debt ceiling to a spending bill for Harvey victims.
Top Stories for Tuesday, September 5th
Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Bender says Congress has quite a lot on its plate as it returns from the summer break. Plus, the White House says it's ending the program protecting "dreamers," unless Congress acts to replace it.
What to Watch for Tuesday, September 5th
House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans urged President Donald Trump to retain the Obama -era program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. WSJ's Laura Meckler joins us with the latest.
What to Watch for Monday, September 4th
The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge on the buzz kill facing marijuana growers. Plus, get ready for a Rolls Royce SUV. Also, when it comes to millennials and their parents' clothes, everything old is new again.
Economy: Harvey, Trade Deficit, Fed
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from the newsroom in Washington with a look at what economists will be watching for this week with the economy.
Stocks Edge Higher After U.S. Jobs Report
The Nasdaq climbed to its biggest weekly gain of the year, boosted by signs of strength in the U.S. economy and a rise in biotech companies. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week.
Top Stories for Friday, September 1st
Widespread support on Capitol Hill for Hurricane Harvey relief aid could help ease passage of high-stakes fiscal legislation. WSJ's Kate Davidson joins us with the latest. Plus, a closer look at the jobs report, gas prices and hiring at Amazon.
What to Watch for Friday, September 1st
The number of bad accounts at Wells Fargo jumps 67%. WSJ's Emily Glazer has the details on that and other on-going investigations at the banking giant. Plus, Trump's lawyers argue he didn't obstruct justice by firing former FBI chief James Comey.
Top Stories for Thursday, August 31st
The effects of Tropical Storm Harvey ripple through energy markets. The number of unauthorized accounts at Wells Fargo jumps 67%. Plus, WSJ's Eric Morath on what to watch in the August jobs report.
What to Watch for Thursday, August 31st
The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon on Amazon's online grocery plans. Plus, energy prices remain in focus because of Harvey.
Top Stories for Wednesday, August 30th
A Russian oligarch is drawing increased interest from US investigators probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. We'll talk with the Wall Street Journal's Brett Forrest. Plus, U.S. economic growth is better than previously estimated.
What to Watch for Wednesday, August 30th
The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Ackerman says Tropical Storm Harvey will present Congress with challenges when they return next week from recess. Plus, President Trump will continue the push for tax reform.
Top Stories for Tuesday, August 29th
The Wall Street Journal's Seoul bureau chief, Jonathan Cheng, talks about North Korea's missile launch over Japan. Plus, Texas braces for more rainfall from Harvey.
What to Watch for Tuesday, August 29th
The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks about the expected launch of Apple's iPhone, next month. Plus, the last thing that southeastern Texas needs is coming: more rain.
Top Stories for Monday, August 28th
The Wall Street Journal's Alison Sider talks about Hurricane Harvey's effect on the oil industry. Plus, Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone on September 12th.
What to Watch for Monday, August 28th
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Parkin will tell us why times are tough in the chicken wing business. Plus, the August jobs report tops a very busy week on the economic calendar.
Week Ahead: August Jobs Report Tops a Busy Week
The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath previews the new week's economic schedule, highlighted by August jobs data. Other reports include personal income & spending, 2nd quarter economic growth, auto sales and manufacturing.
Wall Street Recap: The Calm Before the Storm?
Stocks rose higher for the week in very quiet August trading. The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Rankumar says market volatility could return after the Labor Day holiday.
Top Stories for Friday, August 25th
The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Plus, Samsung's leader is sentenced to prison.
What to Watch for Friday, August 25th
The Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins on Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. Plus, WSJ's Gordon Lubold on the White House's transgender ban in the military.
Top Stories for Thursday, August 24th
The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's future. And WSJ executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about the implications of President Trump's threat to shut down the government.
What to Watch for Thursday, August 24th
The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks about Wal-Mart and Google partnering up to challenge Amazon. And some craft beer makers are drowning their sorrows.
Top Stories for Wednesday, August 23rd
The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin on corporate America's push for tax reform. Plus, sales of new homes slumped last month.
What to Watch for Wednesday, August 23rd
It's a tight labor market, so why is wage growth still sluggish? We'll talk about it with the Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath. Plus, Verizon throttles back on video quality.
Top Stories for Tuesday, August 22nd
The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold talks about President Trump's plan to add more troops in Afghanistan. Plus, the Treasury Department hits ten Chinese and Russian firms with sanctions.
What to Watch for Tuesday, August 22nd
The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour says Republicans will have precious little time to pass healthcare legislation once Congress returns next month from recess. Plus, Macy's poaches an eBay executive.
Top Stories for Monday, August 21st
The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmanns on whether the fractured alliance between President Trump and corporate CEO's can be mended. Plus, WSJ's J.R. Whalen reports on the total eclipse.
What to Watch for Monday, August 21st
Is being one of the older kids in kindergarten a big advantage in school performance and getting into college? We'll discuss research on this with Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Leubsdorf. Plus, more advisers split with President Trump.
Week Ahead: Fed Chair Yellen, Home Sales
Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell previews the upcoming week's economic schedule. It's highlighted by home sales reports and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming symposium.
Wall Street Recap: Stocks End Week Lower
Stocks lost ground Friday, ending lower for a second straight week. Amid the turmoil in Washington, Corrie Driebusch of the Wall Street Journal says investors didn't want to go into the week with risk on their plate.
Top Stories for Friday, August 18th
Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on what we can learn from the terror attacks in Spain. Plus, the ACLU takes a tougher stance on armed protests.
What to Watch for Friday, August 18th
The Wall Street Journal's Cam McWhirter talks about how the right-wing extremist movement has become unified. Plus, a planned White House infrastructure council has reportedly been canceled.
Top Stories for Thursday, August 17th
The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle discusses Apple CEO Tim Cook's criticism of President Trump. Plus, WSJ Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on the practical impact of the two White House business councils disbanding.
What to Watch for Thursday, August 17th
The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison talks about the split among Fed policymakers over when the next rate hike should take place. Plus, the White House says the government will make cost-sharing payments this month to health insurers.
Top Stories for Wednesday, August 16th
Home prices took a big jump in the second quarter. We'll discuss reasons for the rise with Lawrence Yun of the National Association of Realtors. Plus, President Trump says he's disbanding two advisory councils.
What to Watch for Wednesday, August 16th
The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin on Nafta re-negotiations, which begin Wednesday. Plus, President Trump backtracks on singling out white nationalists.
Top Stories for Tuesday, August 15th
Online employment scams are a growing problem, and the Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee says millennials are a favorite target for hackers. Plus, consumers opened their wallets in July.
What to Watch for Tuesday, August 15th
The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels talks about regulators' moves to loosen financial rules. Plus, President Trump's move to ramp up trade pressure on China.
Top Stories for Monday, August 14th
The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold talks about the nation's top military officer's role in the tensions between the US and North Korea. Plus, Merck's chief quits President Trump's manufacturing advisory council.
What to Watch for Monday, August 14th
The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel talks about a disappointing summer box office for movie theaters. Plus, some key earnings and economic reports are on this week's calendar.
Week Ahead: Retail Sales and Fed Minutes
July retail sales, housing starts and Fed minutes highlight this week's economic calendar. A preview from Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Ben Leubsdorf.
Markets Suffer Worst Week in Months
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, as well as some poor earnings, led to weekly drops for the major stock averages. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says disappointing earnings were as much a factor as geopolitics.
Top Stories for Friday, August 11th
The Wall Street Journal's Mark Maremont talks about the FBI uncovering an ISIS-run financial network allegedly involving eBay. Plus, how much does President Trump's tough talk on North Korea mean for financial markets?
What to Watch for Friday, August 11th
Amid US/North Korea tensions, the Wall Street Journal's Paul Sonne tells us that the US has been revamping its nuclear arsenal. Plus, experts don't expect another Fed rate hike for a few months.
Top Stories for Thursday, August 10th
The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon talks about Blue Apron's challenges after it reported a loss in its first quarter as a public company. Plus, the U.S. vs. North Korea: why it's different this time.
What to Watch for Thursday, August 10th
The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge talks about the struggles of Dean Foods, the nation's top milk supplier. Plus, Tesla's new truck.
Top Stories for Wednesday, August 9th
The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris talks about the ratcheted-up tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Plus, WSJ's Ben Eisen on whether North Korea might be the rally-stopper.
What To Watch for Wednesday, August 9th
A new report contains a more upbeat forecast for the U.S. economy. We'll talk with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Hannon, who's in London. Plus, Donald Trump's warning and Walt Disney's streaming.
Top Stories for Tuesday, August 8th
Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about how effective the latest sanctions against North Korea could be. Plus, Google's firing of an employee over a controversial memo.
What to Watch for Tuesday, August 8th
The Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon talks about how some brand manufacturers are battling back against Amazon.com. Plus, Tesla taps the debt market to fund its growth.
Top Stories for Monday, August 7th
Congress is in recess, and Wall Street Journal reporter Janet Hook says Republicans could face an earful from angry constituents in their districts. Plus, North Korea says it won't negotiate on nuclear weapons.
What to Watch for Monday, August 7th
Consumer prices, productivity and trade. Join us for a look at what economists will be watching for this week with the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins us from Washington.
Stocks Post Weekly Gains
The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved higher for a second week after the monthly jobs report showed employers continued hiring at a healthy rate. The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar has the details.
Top Stories for Friday, August 4th
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity. The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau has the latest details.
What to Watch for Friday, August 4th
Is "artificial intelligence" the death knell for middle-class jobs? Our chief economics commentator joins us with a look. Plus, a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections and one more crisis for Uber.
Top Stories for Thursday, August 3rd
The case of a U.S. citizen mistaken for an illegal immigrant reverberates as Trump presses his immigration agenda. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler joins us from Washington with the latest.
What to Watch for Thursday, August 3rd
AutoTrader's Michelle Krebs discusses Tesla's better-than-expected quarterly results and says the carmaker needs a flawless launch of its Model 3. Plus, what's next for stocks following Dow 22K?
Top Stories for Wednesday, August 2nd
Dow 22k. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen talks about the rapid rise of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which hit 22,000 for the first time on Wednesday. Plus, President Trump signs a Russian sanctions bill into law.
What to Watch for Wednesday, August 2nd
Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle talks about Apple's strong earnings quarter. He tells us what, if anything, Apple CEO Tim Cook said about the upcoming iPhone. Plus, Christopher Wray wins Senate confirmation to be the next FBI Director.
Top Stories for Tuesday, August 1st
Before becoming White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci agreed to sell a controlling stake in his hedge-fund. The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland talks about where Scaramucci might end up. Plus, Senate Democrats and their demands on tax reform.
Earnings Cruise Amid Washington Strife
U.S. companies are expected to post their second straight quarter of double-digit profit growth. That's even though initiatives from Washington including tax reform and infrastructure spending have stalled. Joining us is Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Theo Francis.
Top Stories for Monday, July 31st
The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts talks about automakers revamping car designs to try to win back buyers. Plus, Anthony Scaramucci is out after just ten days as White House communications director.
Putin Orders Big U.S. Diplomat Cuts in Russia
Russian president Vladimir Putin says the US will have to cut its diplomatic corps in Russia by 755, or more than half. It's in retaliation for new sanctions measures against Russia passed by Congress. The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Grove joins us from Moscow.
Health-Care Defeat Reveals Hurdles for GOP Tax ...
Republicans want to deliver a major legislative victory before the country heads to the ballot box next year. At this point tax reform looks like the most likely way to achieve that, but how? WSJ's Richard Rubin reports from Washington.
Week Ahead: Employment, Inflation, Trade
The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins us from Washington with a look at what economists will be watching this week.
S&P 500, Nasdaq Fall for the Week on Pressure f...
The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at how quarterly earnings moved the market this week. Plus, what's happening with tech and energy shares, as well as the dollar.
Top Stories for Friday, July 28th
The U.S. economy glides back to a steady, modest growth path. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from Washington with the details. Plus, the latest on healthcare, Tesla, and shrimp farming in Minnesota.
Insurers Wary as Healthcare Repeal Fails
The Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act collapsed after a slimmed-down Senate measure to pare back selected pieces of the 2010 health-care law failed. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson joins us from Capitol Hill.
Ex-Convicts Help Companies Fill Need for Skille...
As jobless rate declines, employers increasingly find qualified workers among recently released prisoners. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott has the story from Washington.
Foxconn to Build $10 Billion Factory in U.S.
Foxconn, which helped turn China into the center of electronics manufacturing, will build display panels used in televisions and other products in Wisconsin. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle joins us from San Francisco with context.
Top Stories for Thursday, July 27th
The Senate's marathon series of amendment votes on health care may culminate in the consideration of a scaled-back repeal of the Affordable Care Act says WSJ's Michelle Hackman. Plus, ex-convicts are helping companies fill the need for skilled labor.
McCain Calls for Decorum and Bipartisanship
Senator John McCain returned to the Senate this week following brain surgery. After he cast a procedural vote to debate health reform, McCain called for a return to Senate bipartisanship he said was badly needed. Joining us is the Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes.
Fed to Shrink Balance Sheet 'Relatively Soon'
The Federal Reserve made no move on interest rates and indicated that it would start shrinking its massive bond portfolio "relatively soon." The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says that means the Fed could start the process soon after the September policy meeting.
More Trump Exclusive, Top Stories for July 26th
Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about President Trump's criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Plus, Trump's plan to bar transgender people from serving in the military.
President Trump Talks Up a Middle-Class Tax Cut
In an exclusive Wall Street Journal interview Tuesday, President Trump talked about a tax break for the middle class and repeated his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Joining us is Wall Street Journal White House reporter Mike Bender.
Cutting Back on Employees Working from Home
More big companies have reduced or ended the practice of remote-work arrangements. John Simons of the Wall Street Journal says companies are bringing back workers to the office because managers want more collaboration and more control over the workday.
More U.S. Vehicles Are Being Built in Mexico
Despite pressure by President Trump on automakers to build more cars in the U.S., companies have sharply boosted vehicle production in Mexico. The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll explains.
Trump Exclusive, Top Stories for Tuesday, July ...
Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Paul Beckett talks about our interview with President Trump. We have excerpts from the exclusive interview. Plus, the Senate votes to debate healthcare reform.
Home Price Growth Stays Strong
The growth in U.S. home prices remained strong in the spring. The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose 5.6 percent in May to another record. David Blitzer of S&P Dow Jones Indices says the strongest home price growth is still in the West.
Trump's a Bit Late: Wall Street Pay Already Fal...
The Trump administration has signaled its intent to limit regulations reining in Wall Street pay and bonuses. But compensation has already come down for many bankers, and the Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos tells us why.
Kushner Denies Collusion in Senate Testimony
Jared Kushner met with the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris said Kushner detailed meetings with Russian officials, including one previously undisclosed encounter. Kushner denied any collusion with Russia.
Top Stories for Monday, July 24th
PNC's Bill Stone previews the week, which includes a Fed meeting, some important earnings and economic readings. Plus, Jared Kusher talks to a Senate panel.
Meet Your New Landlord: Wall Street
Big investors are transforming suburban neighborhoods by buying up single-family homes and renting them out. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Dezember and Laura Kusisto join us in the studio with the details.
Week Ahead: Housing, Consumers, GDP
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from our newsroom in Washington with a look at what to watch this week with the economy.
Wall Street Recap: Stocks Dip Amid Earnings Parade
The S&P 500 edged lower Friday but posted a weekly gain as corporate earnings continued to drive some of the biggest moves. The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar joins us in the studio with a look at Wall Street this week.
U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea
The U.S. will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea except in the case of humanitarian aid workers, citing growing risks to Americans who venture into the country. The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng joins us from Seoul.
Sean Spicer Departs White House Post
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned over objections that President Donald Trump hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. Wall Street Journal White House Reporter Michael Bender joins us with the details.
Top Stories for Friday, July 21st
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns, the State Department bans travel to North Korea, and two of the world's largest online marketplaces for criminal goods have been shut down. WSJ's Robert McMillan joins us from San Francisco.
Low-Income Earners See Weekly Pay Gain Faster T...
A tighter labor market appears to be leading to better pay for workers making the least. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins us with the details from Washington.
What McCain's Cancer Diagnosis Could Mean for GOP
Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a type of brain cancer. His office says the timing of his return to the Senate will depend upon further consultations with his medical team. The Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes reports from Washington.
Top Stories for Thursday, July 20th
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he plans to remain in his job despite a rebuke by President Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal's Aruna Viswanatha joins us from outside the Department of Justice with the latest.
New Uncertainty for Health Insurers
The Affordable Care Act remains law after the GOP's failed health reform attempt. But the Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews says insurers are left with huge questions, chief among them, what will happen to federal subsidies that lower many Americans' health insurance premiums?
Top Stories for Wednesday, July 19th
WSJ Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on a new Journal poll of President Donald Trump's core supporters. Plus, Amazon.com brings Spark to its app.
GOP Pushes Health Law Repeal Despite Lack of Votes
Senate Republican leaders plan to bring an Obamacare repeal bill to a vote next week, even though they don't have the votes to pass the measure. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson with an update.
Why Obamacare Passed But GOP Health Bill Didn't
The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, but the Senate GOP health reform measure failed. The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid explains the fundamental differences behind why one bill passed and the other went down to defeat.
Trump's Plan to Overhaul Nafta
The Trump administration releases a blueprint for remaking the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin said the plan calls for preserving "Buy America" provisions, but steps back from some of President Trump's anti-trade rhetoric.
Peter Morici: GOP Not Together on Budget Policy
In the wake of the GOP failure to pass a health reform law, University of Maryland business professor Peter Morici blames a lack of leadership by top Senate Republicans.
Top Stories for Tuesday, July 18th
The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman talks about Goldman Sachs' quarterly earnings, which include disappointing trading activity. Plus, a GOP repeal-only bid on the health law fails.
Peter Morici: GOP Not Together on Budget Policy
In the wake of the GOP failure to pass a health reform law, University of Maryland business professor Peter Morici blames a lack of leadership by top Senate Republicans.
Top Stories for Tuesday, July 18th
The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman talks about Goldman Sachs' quarterly earnings, which include disappointing trading activity. Plus, a GOP repeal-only bid on the health law fails.
Foreign Buying of U.S. Homes Hits a Record
A new survey finds foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate rose by nearly half over the past year, to a record 153 billion dollars. Lawrence Yun of the National Association of Realtors says a big jump in investments by Canadian buyers fueled the rise.
TV Chef Bobby Flay Cooks up IPO
TV celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to offer shares to the public in his Bobby's Burger Palace chain. The Wall Street Journal's Charles Passy says it'll be the first time Flay has sought investors in his restaurants.
Top Stories for Monday, July 17th
WSJ Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on a new poll that says President Donald Trump's approval ratings continue to sink. But in Trump country, he gets a thumbs-up. Plus, a setback for the GOP healthcare bill
GOP Health Bill Faces Another Setback
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed a vote set for this week on the Senate's healthcare overhaul measure. That's because Senator John McCain's recovery from surgery left supporters short of the votes needed to advance the bill. Details from the Wall Street Journal's Bryon Tau.
Ride-Hailing Speeds Up, Car-Sharing Slows Down
The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts says car-sharing companies like ZipCar have hit a speed bump while demand for ride-hailing services such as Uber has accelerated.
Week Ahead: Central Bank Meetings; New Housing ...
The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott previews this week's economic calendar, which includes global central bank meetings and a key U.S. housing report.
Wall Street Recap: Record Highs for Dow, S&P 500
Both the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs Friday. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says some weak economic reports have investors anticipating low interest rates for the foreseeable future.
Top Stories for Friday, July 14th
WSJ's Michelle Hackman joins us with a look at how the Senate health bill compares to the House-passed version and the Affordable Care Act. Plus, optimism that President Trump will revitalize the economy is fading and it's earnings season for banks.
Bank Profits Top Views, But Lending is a Concern
JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo all posted better than expected quarterly earnings. But the Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos says their stocks were pressured by continued concerns about loan growth.
Manulife Exploring IPO or Spinoff for John Hanc...
If it proceeds with a breakup Manulife would be the latest life insurer to hive off a large part of its business. Industry executives have often cited the duress low interest rates put on some of their basic products. WSJ's Vipal Monga reports.
Uber Merges Russian Arm With Yandex.Taxi
The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan says it's a rare retreat that shows the beleaguered company's willingness to withdraw from costly battles abroad. He joins us from the newsroom in San Francisco.
Health Bill Would Let Insurers Sell Bare-Bones ...
Senate GOP leaders released revised health legislation that would topple parts of the Affordable Care Act, impose steep cuts on Medicaid and let insurers sell cheaper plans. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson reports from Capitol Hill.
Top Stories for Thursday, July 13th
The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins us from Washington with a look at what we learn from Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony on Capitol Hill. The GOP tries again to overhaul healthcare and bargain hunters look to shares of retailers.
Warren Buffett Could Face a Rival Bid for Oncor
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway made a nine billion dollar bid for Energy Future, the company that owns Texas utility Oncor. But a hedge fund is planning a rival offer. And Buffett has long had a distaste for bidding wars, says Nicole Friedman of the Wall Street Journal.
Top Stories for Wednesday, July 12th
Wall Street Journal reporter Aaron Back previews second quarter earnings for major banks. Plus, Fed chair Janet Yellen on future rate hikes and President Trump defends his son.
Janet Yellen: More Gradual Rate Hikes Needed
Fed chair Janet Yellen stuck to the script in her Congressional testimony, reiterating that gradual rates hikes will be appropriate as the economy continues to strengthen. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry updates us from Capitol Hill.
Brandless Fights Big Brands with $3 Pricing
Online startup Brandless is selling generic products, many of them health- and environmentally-conscious items, at three dollars apiece. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep says Brandless hopes this strategy will give it an edge against the major brands.
Top Stories for Tuesday, July 11th
How confident are small business owners? We'll talk with Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at the National Federation of Independent Business, about a new survey. Plus, Donald Trump Jr. releases emails tied to Russia and Tesla bulks up on car repair.
Trump to Tap Quarles as Fed Bank Regulator
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Randal Quarles to be the Fed's top official in charge of regulating big banks. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson tells us about Quarles, an investment-fund manager and former Treasury official.
Department Stores Sell Cosmetics at a Discount
Macy's and Lord & Taylor have long sold high-end lipstick, mascara and fragrances at full price. But the Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Kapner says department stores have started cutting the price of cosmetics. She explains why.
Top Stories for Monday, July 10th
Executive Washington editor Gerald Seib examines what's next for health-care reform on Capitol Hill. Donald Trump Jr. responds to new Russia developments. Plus, Facebook cuts the price for its VR headset.
What's the GOP's Next Move on Health Reform?
Senate Republicans returned from the July 4th recess more divided than ever on a bill to pass healthcare reform. They're also split on what to do afterward if they fail to pass legislation, according to the Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman.
Electric Cars Need More Than Fans
Electric vehicles threaten oil's future but they must keep improving to overcome the advantage of conventional cars. The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab joins us in the studio with the story.
We get fresh retail sales and consumer prices this week, plus Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen delivers her latest monetary policy report to Congress. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins us with a look at what to watch this week with the economy.
Weekend Edition: 'Spider-Man' Returns Yet Again
Another 'Spider-Man' movie is swinging into theaters. Plus, Apple expands its bet on privacy technology and "initial coin offerings" heat up.
Wall Street Recap: Stocks Lifted by Financial S...
Gains in bank stocks offset losses by energy companies. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week on Wall Street.
Markets Not Ready for Jump in Jobs
The economy added 222,000 jobs last month. It's good news for American workers. For investors, the message is mixed. The Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart has the details.
Top Stories for Friday, July 7th
The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June. PNC chief economist Gus Faucher sizes up the better than expected employment data. Plus, Tesla has big plans in Australia.
Political Lines Shape U.S. College Picks of Som...
International students accepted to U.S. schools are planning to enroll at a similar rate in most areas except the southern part of the country, especially Texas. The Wall Street Journal's Newley Purnell joins us from New Delhi, India.
U.S. Lifts Laptop Ban on Emirates Airline, Turk...
The U.S. government is continuing to roll back laptop restrictions on some foreign flights after reviewing airport security measures. The Wall Street Journal's Robert Wall reports from London.
What to Watch in the June Jobs Report
The Labor Department releases its June employment report Friday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect employers added 174,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of 4.3%. WSJ's Jeffrey Sparshott shares his list of what to watch.
GOP Senators' Catch-22 on Health Care
The Senate's proposed healthcare overhaul would see average premiums for mid-level insurance plans jump by 20 percent next January. The bill faces widespread opposition, but the Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour says not passing any bill may be just as bad.
Time to Start Worrying About a Possible Recession?
Maybe not quite yet. But as the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says, there are preconditions for a recession that resemble what's taking place today: low unemployment, soaring asset values and a pervasive sense of calm.
Trump-Putin Meeting Highlights European Trip
The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Hodge joins us from Moscow. He says President Trump's meeting with European leaders at a G-20 summit will likely be upstaged by Trump's first meeting with Russian president Putin since the November election.
Gerald Seib: What to Watch in Trump-Putin Meeting
President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a G-20 summit in Germany at week's end. Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib says there are four things we should watch for in Trump's meeting with Putin.
How the U.S. Can Get More Women into the Workforce
Boosting women's participation in the U.S workforce could fill an untapped economic potential. How could we do it? Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Ben Leubsdorf says the U.S. should look to Canada for lessons.
U.S. Vehicle Sales Fall in June
Sales of vehicles in the U.S. fell last month, capping a bumpy first half of 2017 after a record year for 2016. Michelle Krebs of AutoTrader says sales remain strong and that a dip in 2017 is not a surprise following the booming growth of the last several years.
Governors Push Back on Senate GOP Health Bill
Republican senators on recess this week are hearing from GOP governors who are against Medicaid funding cuts in the Senate health bill. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson says some states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare are urging senators to rethink funding cuts.
'Spider-Man' Movie: $175 Million Ad for Disney ...
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" brings two of Hollywood's big competitors together in an unprecedented partnership. Sony hopes the film will revive its movie business while Disney wants a two-hour commercial for its toys. WSJ's Ben Fritz reports.
Week Ahead: Jobs, Fed Minutes, Manufacturing
It's a holiday-shortened week but one that's full of fresh economic data. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us from Washington with what to watch this week.
Stocks Push Higher; Tech Shares Edge Up
Major indexes are set to post strong gains for the first half of 2017. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at stocks, bonds and what to watch next week.
Ford CEO: Decision-Making 'Shot Clock' Needed t...
Ford CEO Jim Hackett outlines his agenda for his first 100 days to help jump-start the auto maker's sagging stock price. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers reports from Detroit.
Trump Administration Begins Enforcing Travel Ban
The White House is enforcing stricter limits on entry to the U.S. after the Supreme Court allowed parts of its temporary travel ban to go into effect. An update from Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Brent Kendall.
Walgreens, Rite Aid Call Off Planned Merger
Drugstore giants Walgreens and Rite Aid scrapped their planned 9.4 billion dollar merger. Instead, Walgreens reached a new deal to buy half of Rite Aid's stores. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep says the previous deal had faced heavy antitrust scrutiny.
Banks Pass Stress Tests, Will Boost Dividends
For the first time, all banks taking part in the Fed's stress tests passed them. As a result, the banks will boost their dividend payouts and share buybacks to their highest levels in years. Joining us is the Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman.
Home Affordability Near a Nine-Year Low
A report by ATTOM Data Solutions finds the median U.S. home price in the second quarter was at the least affordable level since 2008. ATTOM's Daren Blomquist says home prices rose faster than weekly wages in 87 percent of markets.
Greg Ip: Senate Health Bill Pits Elderly vs. Poor
The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says the Senate health reform bill, by singling out Medicaid, signals that the burden of cost containment will fall largely on the poor as opposed to the elderly.
Containing the Fallout from a Global Cyberattack
Global firms scrambled to contain the fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers in the US and Europe. Shipping giant Maersk was especially hard-hit, says the Wall Street Journal's Costas Paris.
Blue Apron's Tough Task: Finding Loyal Customers
As it prepares to price its IPO, Blue Apron faces a big hurdle to continued growth. It's struggling to hold onto customers that try its meal kit delivery service. Joining us from San Francisco is Wall Street Journal reporter Eliot Brown.
EU Fines Google $2.7 Billion Over Search Results
The European Union's antitrust regulator has fined Google a record 2.7 billion dollars. The Wall Street Journal's Natalia Drozdiak, reporting from Brussels, says Google was targeted for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results.
Senate Health Bill Raises Uninsured by 22 Million
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the Senate's proposed healthcare bill would leave an additional 22 million Americans without insurance. Wall Street Journal health policy reporter Stephanie Armour has details.
Amazon-Whole Foods Spells Trouble for Food Brands
Amazon's plan to buy Whole Foods will likely pressure big food companies with its low price strategy, says the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens.
The Senate Health Vote and Midterm Elections
The upcoming Senate vote on a healthcare overhaul will showcase a partisan divide in several states' mid-term elections next year. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson says Democratic senators will likely face GOP challengers who voted for health reform in the House.
Air-Bag Maker Takata Files for Bankruptcy
Takata's bankruptcy filing in Japan and the U.S. is designed to keep the company afloat as it replaces millions of air bags. Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Spector has details.
Aviation Industry Bolsters Cybersecurity Defenses
Escalating concerns about cyberthreats are prompting the aviation industry to devise an unlikely new safeguard: real-time warnings to pilots about potential hacking attempts. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor reports.
Week Ahead: Inflation, Housing, Consumers
Expect fresh looks at inflation, manufacturing, home prices and consumers. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us from Washington with what to watch this week with the economy.
U.S. Stocks Notch Weekly Gains
U.S. stocks posted weekly gains, as a rise in health-care stocks offset a drop in energy companies. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week.
From Music to Maps, How Apple's iPhone Changed ...
Apple's iPhone gave rise to whole new industries and laid waste to others. As the device turns 10, we take stock of its impact on everything from cameras to telecoms. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris joins us from San Francisco.
Senate Health Bill Sets Up Showdown Among Repub...
The Senate GOP's proposal would undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act and transform a large part of the health-care system by changing and cutting funding for Medicaid. The Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman reports from Washington.
Vegas Tower Brings Windfall for Donald Trump
President Donald Trump released a new financial disclosure form Thursday. The Wall Street Journal's Alexandra Berzon says a Las Vegas hotel made him around 20 million dollars in additional revenue during the latest federal disclosure period.
Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Health Reform Bill
Senate Republican leaders Thursday unveiled a health-care measure that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act. Wall Street Journal reporter Michelle Hackman says, among the many changes, the bill would phase out taxes for high-income earners.
Nike Will Sell Some Products Directly to Amazon
Nike has agreed to sell some items directly to Amazon.com. Nike had held out making such a move, but the Wall Street Journal's Sara Germano says Nike has been ramping up its e-commerce efforts, as traditional retailers continue to lose business.
Greg Ip: The Economy Needs More Amazons
The U.S. has observed a long period of low stock-market volatility and economic stagnation. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip believes the economy and markets could benefit from more risk-taking companies - creative disrupters like Amazon.com.
Investors Push Uber CEO Out. What's Next?
Ride-hailing firm Uber was a brash startup that became a nearly-70 billion dollar company. Now, CEO Travis Kalanick is gone, ousted by investors after a series of scandals and setbacks. What's next for Uber? The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger joins us.
GOP Keeps House Seat in Georgia
Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election to decide a hotly-contested U.S. House seat in Georgia. The Wall Street Journal's Reid Epstein talks about the most expensive race in House history.
Struggling to Modernize Government Tech
The government's computer systems are old and outdated, and tech companies would love to jump in and overhaul them. But standing in the way, says the Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon, is government bureaucracy.
UPS Delivers New Holiday Surcharges to Retailers
UPS plans to charge extra fees to retailers for delivering packages during the busiest periods before Christmas. Will this lead to higher shipping prices for consumers? Joining us is Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Ziobro.
How Apple's iPhone Transformed Apple Itself
Since it was introduced 10 years ago, Apple's iPhone has changed the way we live and work. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says the iPhone has also transformed Apple from a scrappy innovator into an industry giant facing enormous challenges.
Plan to Track Foreigners at Airports Hits a Snag
The government says it's finally developed a way to reliably track departing foreigners at U.S. airports. But the Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler says Uncle Sam and the airline industry are in a dispute, each saying the other should operate the system.
Do CEOs Have Clout with Donald Trump?
President Trump often invites CEOs to the White House for discussions on how to shape economic policy. But how much influence do executives have over Mr. Trump? The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmans says the CEOs appear to have had a mixed record of success.
Boeing Launches a New Single-Aisle Plane
Boeing has launched its largest single-aisle jetliner, the 737 Max 10. The Wall Street Journal's Robert Wall, reporting from the Paris Air Show, says the new plane is Boeing's bid to regain market share lost to Airbus.
We're Drinking More Liquor, Less Beer and Wine
New data shows that sales of spirits and mixed drinks rose last year, while beer and wine sales fell. Wall Street Journal reporter Jennifer Maloney says more millennials are turning to gin, whiskey, tequila and cocktails.
Week Ahead: Home Sales and Fed Speeches
The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney joins us from the Washington newsroom with a look at what to watch this week.
Weekend Edition: A Laptop With a Cloth Keyboard?
Wall Street Journal personal tech Geoffrey Fowler tests a new Microsoft laptop and its fabric feature. Plus, why 'Cars 3' is much more than a movie.
Wall Street Recap: Amazon Pressures Retail Stocks
Shares of retailers fell Friday after Amazon said it would buy Whole Foods Market. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in studio to look at the week on Wall Street.
Amazon Swallows Whole Foods
Amazon.com plans to buy Whole Foods for 13.7 billion dollars, the largest deal in Amazon's history. The Wall Street Journal's Annie Gasparro talks about what the deal means for both companies, and what it might mean for consumers.
Google Faces Record Fine by European Union
The European Union's antitrust watchdog is getting set to hit Google with a hefty fine. From Brussels, Wall Street Journal reporter Natalia Drozdiak says Google faces charges it manipulates search results.
White House at Odds with Fed on Growth Forecasts
The Trump administration is predicting the economy will eventually grow at a three percent pace. But that's at odds with what the Federal Reserve is predicting, according to Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Harriet Torry.
Mueller Probing Possible Obstruction of Justice
Special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation to include whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey. Wall Street Journal reporter Shane Harris joins us from Washington.
Dietz: Mortgage Rates to Nudge Higher Due to Fed
The National Association of Home Builders says builder confidence dipped in June. NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz explains why. He also offers his outlook for mortgage rates as the Fed increases rates and shrinks its balance sheet.
Trump to Scale Back Obama Cuba Policy Changes
The Trump administration says it plans a rollback of Obama policy changes aimed at normalizing relations with Cuba. The Wall Street Journal's Felecia Schwartz says the White House believes those changes benefited the Cuban government.
Fed Hikes Rates Again. But How Many More in 2017?
Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, says the Fed will need greater clarity on the U.S. economy before hiking interest rates again this year.
Trump Lets Pentagon Decide on Afghan Troop Levels
Instead of making the decision himself, President Trump has given the military wide latitude on U.S. troop levels for the war in Afghanistan. Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Nissenbaum says it would follow years of troop drawdowns in the region.
Beneath the Uneasy Peace Between Donald Trump a...
The president's relationship with the Federal Reserve has so far been cordial, but that doesn't mean Chairwoman Janet Yellen is likely to stay on. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos joins us from the Washington newsroom.
What We Learn From Attorney General Jeff Sessio...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Russia probe, the firing of FBI Director James Comey and more. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Jamerson joins us from Washington with what we learned.
J.P. Morgan Removes NBC News Ads Over Megyn Kel...
NBC anchor Megyn Kelly's plan to air an interview with right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has caused a firestorm to erupt on social media, but so far advertisers have remained quiet-with at least one notable exception. WSJ's Suzanne Vranica reports.
With Fed Rate Hike Likely, What Next in 2017?
The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday and Wednesday to debate interest rate policy. A rate increase is expected. But Wall Street Journal reporter Harriet Torry says economists appear divided on what happens next.
Trump to Expand Apprenticeship Program
You're hired! President Donald Trump, who hosted a reality TV series called "The Apprentice," plans to expand the apprenticeship program to beef up the U.S. workforce. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath has details.
No Stores in This Mall Makeover
With more people shopping online, the Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung says shopping center landlords are rethinking how they use their space. And the mall they envision contains fewer and fewer department stores.
Blue Jeans Get Their Game Back
Denim makers are emphasizing stretch, comfort and styles that fit more like leggings in a bid to win back the athleisure customer. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Steele joins us in the studio with the details.
Colleges Face New Headache: Rotting Infrastructure
Colleges and universities nationwide are battling faulty plumbing, leaky roofs and aging electrical systems. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn says the bill for maintenance has topped 40 billion dollars by some estimates.
Week Ahead: Fed Meeting, Consumers, Retail
It's an action-packed week between the Fed interest rate meeting and fresh data coming out. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson joins us from Washington with what to watch with the economy.
Weekend Edition: 'The Mummy' Starts Monster Mash
With 'The Mummy' hitting movie theaters this weekend, Universal Pictures has much at stake. Plus, the Nasdaq suffers a scary end to the week.
Wall Street Recap: Tech Stocks Tumble to End Week
Shares of tech stocks fell Friday and took the S&P 500 along into the red. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Kuriloff joins us in the studio with a closer look.
Trump's Infrastructure Fix Has a Geography Problem
The Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann says President Trump's plan to privatize an infrastructure overhaul faces resistance from lawmakers in rural districts. They're concerned that private investors would focus more on cities.
Fintech Firm Helps Companies Stop Using Checks
AvidXchange is a software company that helps businesses pay each other electronically, rather than by the longstanding practice of using checks. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair says AvidXchange has raised 300 million dollars in a round of funding.
Comey Affair Will Slow Trump Agenda Even More
Former FBI director James Comey testified in front of a Senate panel about his firing by President Trump. Economist Peter Morici says this controversy will make it all the more difficult for Mr. Trump to enact needed economic reforms.
U.S. Oil Exports Soar, Upending Global Markets
There's a glut of oil across the globe and U.S. crude prices have been low - between 45 and 50 dollars a barrel. So, why have U.S. oil exports doubled last year's pace? The Wall Street Journal's Lynn Cook explains.
Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Bitcoin All Up in Unison
It's a rarity that has some investors nervous: assets such as stocks, bonds and gold are all rising together. The Wall Street Journal's Min Zeng says this could leave the markets vulnerable to sudden shocks.
Trump Taps Chris Wray as New FBI Director
President Donald Trump has tapped former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray to be the next FBI chief. He would succeed the fired James Comey, who's expected to testify in front of a Senate panel Thursday. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus has details.
Amazon Cuts Prime Fee for Low-Income Shoppers
Amazon.com is cutting its Prime membership fee for people in the U.S. food-stamp program. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens the move is a bid to fight Wal-Mart for its low-income shoppers.
Colleges Fail to Improve Critical Thinking Skills
The Wall Street Journal reviewed findings from a standardized test on reasoning ability. The data found that at more than half the colleges giving the exam, many students failed to improve over four years their ability to think. Joining us is WSJ's Doug Belkin.
Trump Tweets Ire at Justice on Revised Travel Ban
President Trump tweeted his frustrations over the revised travel ban order. He cast blame on his own Justice Department, which is seeking to revive the latest executive order in front of the Supreme Court. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall fills us in.
Why Low Unemployment Can Lead to Trouble
The nation's unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in May. According to the Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun, recent history tells us that low jobless rates have often come right before economic busts.
Two of Three U.K. Attackers Identified
The Wall Street Journal says two of the three men who killed seven and injured dozens in London Saturday have been identified. WSJ's Jason Douglas brings us up to date.
Trump's New Infrastructure Push
President Trump is launching a new campaign this week to invest one trillion dollars overhauling the nation's infrastructure. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann has details.
No More Mosh Pits at Panera Bread
Panera Bread had a problem with customers waiting in long lines to order, then standing in what Panera's CEO called a "mosh pit" waiting for their food. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon says Panera went online to solve the problem.
Week Ahead: Why Have Workers Been Less Productive?
The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun previews this week's economic schedule, including news on worker productivity. Also, a couple of closely-watched reports from China.
Stocks Enjoy Records Friday, Despite Jobs Report
Stocks capped a solid week with record finishes for the major averages Friday, despite a weaker-than-expected May jobs report. Aaron Kuriloff of the Wall Street Journal says investors see no real reason not to buy U.S. stocks at this point.
S&P Global's Bovino: Jobs Report Won't Delay Fe...
Unemployment fell to 4.3% in May but the U.S. economy added only 138,000 jobs. Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist at S&P Global Ratings, parses the May employment data and examines the impact on future Fed interest rate hikes.
Trump Can't Get U.S. Out of Climate Deal Until ...
The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin says President Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate accord is only the start of a multiyear process.
Paying Taxes: What's Your Fair Share?
With the GOP struggling to enact tax reform, there are these questions: how much do the rich, middle income and lower income people pay in taxes? Is it fair? It's complicated, and the Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin explains it for us.
Trump to Pull U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord
President Donald Trump Thursday said the U.S. would withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement aimed at combating climate change. Wall Street Journal reporter Eli Stokols said Mr. Trump framed his reasons mostly in economic and political terms.
More Solid Job Growth Expected in May's Report
The government issues the May employment report on Friday. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath thinks non-farm payrolls continued to expand at a solid pace, though maybe a bit slower than during April.
What Trump Gets Right About Trade
President Donald Trump has been criticized for his hawkish views on trade. But the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says Trump is right to criticize Germany and China for their huge trade surpluses.
Female CEOs Out-Earn Male Counterparts
Although there are far fewer female CEOs of major companies, they earn more in median salary than male chief executives. The Wall Street Journal's Joann Lublin discusses the results of a WSJ analysis of CEO pay.
CEO Pay Hits Post-Recession Record
It pays to be the chief executive of a major company. Median CEO pay hit 11.7 million dollars last year, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. WSJ's Theo Francis with details of the study.
We Don't Go Out to Lunch Anymore
Forget the hour-long sit-down lunch at a restaurant. The number of lunch visits by Americans to restaurants is at its lowest level in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon says reasons include cost and workers' busy schedules.
Fed Rate Hike, Portfolio Reduction Expected
Fed policymakers meet in two weeks and will likely hike rates and announce a plan for reducing its massive portfolio. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos says the looming debt limit fight in Congress could inject some uncertainty in the Fed's plans later this year.
GOP Tax Cut Plans Run Into Reality
Republican lawmakers' big ideas for tax changes have encountered a lot of resistance, including from within their own party. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin talks about the difficulty in changing the nation's tax code.
Is the Ex-Jock a Dinosaur on Wall Street?
People who played sports in college were once heavily recruited by Wall Street firms since they were seen as having the ideal traits to succeed. That's all changed with the advent of electronic trading, according to the Wall Street Journal's Justin Baer.
Jobs Report Grabs the Spotlight This Week
It'll be a holiday-shortened week, but a busy one for economic data. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott previews the week, highlighted by the May employment report.
Stocks Edge Higher Going Into Memorial Day
Stocks were basically flat, but the Nasdaq and S&P 500 edged higher to new records. Overall, the major averages posted strong gains. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says any worries about political turmoil are being Trumped by earnings.
First Quarter GDP Revised Up to 1.2%
First quarter economic growth was stronger than previously thought, at 1.2 percent. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf points out that it's slower than the fourth quarter, and talks about why first quarter GDP has been traditionally weaker than the rest of the year.
Gillette Faces New Attack From an Old Razor Rival
Schick is the latest brand to start its own online shave club. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep joins us in the studio with a look at what it means for Procter & Gamble's Gillette.
Millennials Want to Buy Homes but Aren't Saving...
Less than 30% of 25- to 34-year-olds can save enough for a 10% down payment in next three years, according to a new study. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto joins us from the Washington newsroom with the details.
What House GOP Health Bill Means for Deficit, P...
The health-overhaul bill approved by House Republicans would leave more people uninsured while reducing the cumulative federal deficit in the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. WSJ's Kristina Peterson reports from Washington.
How Realistic is Trump's 3% Growth Target?
President Donald Trump has set an ambitious goal of three percent economic growth. But the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says Mr. Trump has no rigorous plan to back it up.
Corporate Profits Rise at Quickest Pace Since 2011
Something to make investors happy: quarterly corporate earnings are seen rising at the fastest rate in nearly six years. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says ten of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500 are set to post profit growth in the first quarter.
At Least Three More Arrests in Manchester Bombing
Police have arrested at least three more in connection with the bombing in Manchester England. This, as authorities probe a possible network linked to the attack. An update from the Wall Street Journal's Robert Wall in London.
Many Summer Jobs for Teens, Few of Them at Malls
Plenty of teens will be working this summer, though few will work at malls because of thousands of store closures. The Wall Street Journal's Imani Moise says that for teens, this means getting more creative with the job search, or staying unemployed.
Donald Trump's Budget Plan
The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson talks about President Trump's budget proposal, which seeks to cut spending by four and a half billion dollars over a decade.
Manchester Attack: Desperate Tweets for Loved Ones
Joining us from London, the Wall Street Journal's Alistair MacDonald talks about people tweeting for information on loved ones who went to the concert in Manchester, England.
Move to Cities Blamed for Housing Shortage
Why is there a housing shortage? Studies find that as more people, especially millennials, move to cities, less construction is taking place in suburbs. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains.
White House Tries to Focus on the Budget
With President Trump overseas and Congressional investigations heating up, the Wall Street Journal's Bryon Tau says the White House is trying to shift the focus to passing a budget.
Ford Replaces its CEO
Ford announced a shakeup at the top, ousting CEO Mark Fields and replacing him with industry outsider Jim Hackett. The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll says Ford felt that Hackett was better able to energize and steer the automaker toward new technologies.
Never Mind the Ferrari Showroom, Bank Regulator...
Bank branches in business districts are given low-income designation by a quirk in federal law. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Louise Ensign joins us in the studio with the details.
Week Ahead: Housing, the Fed, GDP
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from the Washington newsroom to look at what to watch this week with the economy.
Stocks Wipe Out Most of Midweek Tumble
The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the market this week, plus what to watch in the week ahead.
Trump Aims to Balance Budget With Deep Cuts, Bu...
President Donald Trump will propose the U.S. can balance the federal budget with substantial cuts to safety-net programs, combined with a tax and regulatory overhaul to speed up the nation's economy. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos reports.
U.S. Examines Russia's Grip on Citgo Assets
Financial authorities are concerned that Rosneft, a major creditor to Citgo's parent firm, could end up owning key energy infrastructure in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon joins us from Washington.
GM Will Stop Selling Vehicles in India
General Motors says it will stop selling vehicles in India, although it will continue to build them there. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias says GM wants to focus on selling in more lucrative markets like China and Brazil.
A Retail Sales Slump? Not at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart's quarterly same-store sales rose 1.4 percent, bucking a slump in the retail industry. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer says Wal-Mart benefited from increased foot traffic at stores and investments in its e-commerce business.
Trump Turmoil Reverberates Across Global Markets
From London, Wall Street Journal markets reporter Riva Gold tells us that overseas markets followed Wall Street lower in the wake of ongoing political turmoil in Washington.
Disney Chief Iger Isn't About to Step Aside
Speculation has persisted in recent years about when Robert Iger would finally step down as Walt Disney's chairman and CEO. The answer is, not anytime soon, according to Wall Street Journal Los Angeles reporter Ben Fritz.
Tumbling Stocks Suffer Biggest Declines of 2017
U.S. stocks plummeted Wednesday as more turbulence in Washington led to a big selloff. Art Hogan of Wunderlich Securities said the turmoil surrounding President Trump will likely push enactment of his economic agenda into next year.
Target Rethinks Online Strategy
Target's stock rose Tuesday after quarterly results topped estimates. But its sales fell, and the Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar says the retailer is revamping its digital strategy.
Home Sales at Highest Level in a Decade
The housing market has been on fire, with used home sales at a 10-year high and home prices up seven percent from a year ago. But Laura Kusisto of the Wall Street Journal says affordability could be a growing problem if prices and mortgage rates keep rising.
Trump Defends His Sharing of Intel with Russia
President Donald Trump Tuesday tweeted that he had the "absolute right" to share sensitive counterterrorism intelligence with top Russian officials. We get an update on the story from the Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris.
Ford Aims to Cut Global Workforce by Around 10%
Sources say Ford is planning to cut its global workforce by about 10 percent in a bid to boost profits. Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Rogers says the cuts would largely target salaried employees.
Police Get Creative to Nab Texting Drivers
It's often difficult to catch people in the act of texting while driving, which is illegal in most states. The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts on some of the more creative methods police have employed to nab offenders.
Trump Poll Numbers Stable Despite Comey Firing
President Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey generated a lot of strong feelings across party lines. But Wall Street Journal reporter Aaron Zitner says Trump's approval ratings haven't changed much, according to a new WSJ poll.
An Update on the Global Cyberattack
On Monday, governments and companies reported more infected computers stemming from a global cyberattack. But the Wall Street Journal's Stu Woo, reporting from London, said the ransomware attack was spreading at a slower rate.
Salaries Soar for Class of 2017
A study finds that average pay for this year's college grads neared 50 thousand dollars. The Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee says that's the highest in at least a decade.
Week Ahead: Are Home Builders Staying Busy?
On this week's economic calendar, expect updates on housing starts and industrial production. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Chaney has a preview from Washington.
Stocks Suffer First Weekly Loss in Almost a Month
Stocks closed mostly lower Friday, with the Dow and S&P posting their first weekly declines in almost a month. But the week's losses were mild, and Wall Street Journal markets editor Corrie Driebusch says earnings are continuing to support the markets.
McDonald's Serves Up More Money for Upgrades
McDonald's tells franchisees that it will assume a greater share of the costs for upgrading restaurants. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon says it's contingent on franchisees getting behind a new ad campaign.
April Retail Sales Strongest in Three Months
The government said retail sales improved in April, rising four-tenths of a percent. But Ken Perkins at Retail Metrics says companies are poised to report their second worst earnings quarter since the Great Recession.
Help! My Fancy New Car Won't Stop Beeping
Touchy touch screens, buggy software and mystery sounds baffle drivers, forcing some to enroll in two-hour tech seminars. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers reports from Detroit.
Economists Say President Trump's Agenda Would B...
The Wall Street Journal's monthly survey of economists gauges the impact of a fully implemented Trump plan for the economy. WSJ's Josh Zumbrun joins us from Washington with what we learned.
Snap's First Quarter Results: A Huge Earnings M...
The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried breaks down Snap's first quarter of results as a public company and explains why competition from Facebook may be taking its toll on user and revenue growth.
Meet the King of College Trading: Baruch
Wall Street Journal reporter Akane Otani tells us about the trading club at New York's Baruch College. The students pulled off upsets by dominating several college trading competitions that featured higher-profile business schools.
Trump Fires Back at Criticism of Comey Firing
President Donald Trump fired up his Twitter account to respond to criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender reports from Washington on the head-spinning series of events.
Comey Firing: Impact on D.C., Tax Cuts, Health-...
The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib looks at FBI director James Comey's firing and its fallout in Washington. Plus, University of Maryland business professor Peter Morici sizes up the impact on tax cuts and health-care reform.
Business Schools Challenge Rankings
Business schools are taking a stand against academic rankings published by media outlets. The B-schools are urging other schools not to participate in the process which they say is flawed, according to the Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee.
Big Messaging Fight over GOP Health Bill
Republicans face a backlash over the health reform bill that now moves to the Senate. The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour says Republicans and Democrats are in a big messaging battle that could help shape the bill.
Southwest Upgrades Reservations System
Beginning today, Southwest Airlines is upgrading its reservations system. The Wall Street Journal's Susan Carey, reporting from Chicago, says the migration to a new technology platform will cost 500 million dollars and is expected to be completed by year's end.
Warren Buffett Speaks: Five Takeaways
Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett covered lots of ground at the company's annual meeting this past weekend. The Wall Street Journal's Erik Holm says topics ranged from trade and taxes to investing and insurance.
Disney Investors Will Watch TV
Walt Disney reports quarterly earnings after Tuesday's market close. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz says investors await an update on Disney's TV business.
Turnover at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Units
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns around 60 subsidiaries. There's been an unusually high CEO turnover rate, according to the Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman, who attended Berkshire's annual meeting this weekend.
Wal-Mart's Patent Filing for Delivery Technology
The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer reports on a new patent filing by Wal-Mart for automatic delivery technology. The company is considering new sensor technology to track, for example, how much detergent a family has used or when milk is about to expire.
Week Ahead: Fed Speeches, Retail Sales in Focus
We're watching what Fed officials say about rates in speeches during the new week. Also in the spotlight? April retail sales. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun has a preview from Washington.
Wall Street Recap: Nasdaq, S&P End at Record Highs
Stocks ended higher Friday as the major averages racked up another winning week. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended at record highs. Wall Street Journal reporter Corrie Driebusch explains what is driving the markets.
Now It's the Senate's Turn to Tackle Healthcare
The healthcare overhaul bill passed by the House now moves to the Senate, which will likely amend the measure. Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Michelle Hackman talks about key GOP senators who will play key roles in shaping legislation.
Faucher: Best Unemployment Rate in Almost Decade
The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs last month with unemployment falling to 4.4%. John Wordock examines the robust report with Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group.
Scoring a Prime Seat at Buffett's Big Party Req...
Die-hard fans of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway employ elaborate strategies, from memorizing floor plans to sprinting up staircases, to secure good views of the company's annual meeting. The Wall Street Journal's Erik Holm joins us in studio.
GOP Approves Bill to Replace Most of Affordable...
House Republicans approved legislation to replace most of the Affordable Care Act, giving new life to a bill that had faltered at many stages. The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky reports from the White House.
What to Watch on Friday: April Jobs Report
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect the report will show nonfarm payrolls increased a seasonally adjusted 188,000 last month after growing by just 98,000 in March. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins us from Washington.
How Young Execs Can Win Over Older Peers
It can be difficult for millennial executives to supervise older, skeptical colleagues. The Wall Street Journal's Joann Lublin says the challenge for young execs is to admit what they don't know and to seek advice from older workers.
The Federal Reserve Holds Interest Rates Steady
Fed policymakers, as expected, kept rates steady and indicated two more rate hikes this year. According to the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry, the Fed said it was looking past recent weak growth and expecting the economy to grow with some momentum.
Apple's Stock Dips on Earnings Report
Apple's quarterly profit topped estimates, while revenue and iPhone shipments fell short. Its stock fell, but the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher says that Apple's shares had been rising in anticipation of the new iPhone coming out this fall.
The Rise of Robots: Winners and Losers
Robotics are expected to replace millions of jobs over the next decade. John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on which occupations will and won't be affected.
Trump Gambles on Health-Care Win
The White House made concessions on a spending bill while aggressively pushing a health-care measure. Do Republicans have the votes to pass a health-care overhaul? Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Natalie Andrews fills us in from Washington.
Auto Sales Cool in April
Fewer Americans bought cars and trucks last month, in a bigger-than-expected sales slowdown. Michelle Krebs of AutoTrader.com says sales had been expected to tail off, but points out that sales of trucks and SUVs remain strong.
Jared Kushner Didn't Disclose Startup Stake
Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, failed to disclose a stake in a real-estate financial startup. The Wall Street Journal's David Enrich says that's one of many omissions by Kushner on a federal financial disclosure form.
Colleges Ramp Up Online Classes
Do the math: 36 million U.S. adults have some college but no degree. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn says universities and colleges are catering to this huge market by offering more Web-based classes.
Stumbling Blocks Remain on Healthcare Bill
Despite a White House push on healthcare overhaul, significant differences remain among Republicans on what a final bill would look like. Wall Street Journal reporter Louise Radnofsky gives us an update from Washington.
Spending Flat for Second Straight Month
The government said March consumer spending was flat yet again. Another report indicated slower manufacturing growth. Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell takes a closer look from Washington.
Why Airlines Will Continue to Overbook Passengers
Southwest Airlines says it'll stop overbooking passengers, in the wake of the United passenger dragging incident. But the Wall Street Journal's Susan Carey says the practice of overbooking is not going away.
Week Ahead: April Jobs Report, Fed Meeting
This week's economic schedule is packed, highlighted by the April jobs report. Wall Street Journal reporter Eric Morath explains whether we should expect a rebound in job growth. He's also closely watching the Fed's interest rate policy meeting.
April Showers Gains on U.S. Stocks
A slight pullback for stocks Friday, but the major averages enjoyed a strong week and a strong month. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Corrie Driebusch says earnings were a big market driver during April.
SUVs, Pickups Drive GM's Profit Gain
General Motors said first quarter profit rose 34 percent, as sales and earnings were better than expected. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias said that pickup trucks and SUVs were once again the main drivers for GM's growth.
U.S. Economy Barely Grew in First Quarter. Why?
The gross domestic product rose 0.7% during the first quarter. Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Sparshott joins John Wordock in Washington with a closer look.
Tax Plan Targets a Blue-State Deduction
The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin says the Trump tax cut proposal would kill a big tax deduction that's popular in Democratic-controlled blue states.
Pentagon Probes Mike Flynn's Foreign Payments
The Pentagon's internal watchdog has opened a probe into whether former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn broke the law when he took payments linked to foreign governments. We get details from Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Byron Tau.
Gerald Seib on a President's First 100 Days
Donald Trump is approaching the 100-day point of his presidency. Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib says a president's first 100 days means less from a grades standpoint than what he learns about how best to operate.
Pentagon Ramps Up Space Combat Effort
Defense Department leaders are calling for faster development of offensive weapons to protect U.S. spy satellites. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor says this breaks with a decades-long policy.
Trump's Plan Calls for Big Cuts in Business Taxes
President Donald Trump Wednesday called for deep cuts in business taxes and big changes to the individual tax system. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos says the plan faces budgetary and political hurdles.
In a Surprise, Tech Sector Thrives Under Trump
Silicon Valley was not happy when Donald Trump was elected president, since they saw his policies as likely to hurt the technology industry. But the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says the tech sector has flourished under a Trump administration.
More People Eat a Second Breakfast
A yogurt when we wake up, then something more substantial during mid-morning. The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Bryon says more Americans are eating a second breakfast. Food companies, restaurants - and Weight Watchers - are all taking note of this trend.
Firms Are Hiring; Do College Grads Make the Grade?
A new survey finds that companies plan to increase their hiring of college grads for the eighth straight year. But the Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee says a separate survey finds that many college seniors are ill-prepared for the job hunt.
U.S. Plans to Slap 20% Tariff on Canadian Lumber
The Trump administration plans to impose a 20 percent tariff on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin reports from Washington on the dispute, which goes back decades.
Big Tobacco is On Fire, Helped by Higher Prices
The tobacco industry is booming today, after it was thought to be close to getting snuffed out. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Maloney says Big Tobacco has been boosted in part by higher cigarette prices.
Trump to Aides: Draft Plan to Cut Corporate Taxes
The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender says President Donald Trump has told aides to draft a plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. The president wants it done in time to announce a plan on Wednesday.
Trump's Border Wall Push a Hurdle in Budget Talks
Wall Street Journal Capitol Hill reporter Kristina Petersen says the White House wants any budget deal to include funds for a border wall. That last-minute push is muddying congressional talks to reach a spending agreement that would avoid a government shutdown.
Wal-Mart Brings Price War to Groceries, Boostin...
Wal-Mart's fight to defend its low-cost reputation is helping to extend the longest food-price decline in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon joins us from Chicago.
Week Ahead: Housing, Consumers, GDP
Expect several highly-anticipated updates this week on the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell joins us from the Washington newsroom with a preview.
U.S. Stocks Show Gain for Week, Helped by Earni...
The Dow edged lower Friday, weighed down by the energy sector as oil prices extend losses. However, a batch of encouraging earnings reports lifted the S&P 500 to its first weekly gain of the month. WSJ's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio.
Tesla Recalls Model S and Model X Vehicles
Tesla is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicles over an issue with electric-parking brakes that could prevent them from being released. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins brings us the latest.
In 'Buy American' Push, Trump Is Starting in a ...
Trump's effort to force the federal government to "Buy American" will be a challenge. Foreign companies hauled in more money from federal contracts in the past three months than in any corresponding period in a decade. WSJ's Coulter Jones reports.
Emirates Cuts Flights Following Electronics Ban...
Emirates Airline, the world's biggest carrier by international traffic, is cutting flights to five U.S. cities after actions by the Trump administration slowed bookings from Middle Eastern countries. WSJ's Robert Wall joins us from London.
Exxon Seeks Waiver to Resume Russia Oil Venture
Exxon Mobil applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to resume its joint venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft. The Wall Street Journal's Bradley Olson reports from Houston.
Bill O'Reilly Is Out. What's Next for Fox News?
Fox News is parting ways with Bill O'Reilly in the wake of a sexual-harassment scandal, bringing an end to the combative host's two-decade run. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint looks at what comes next from Los Angeles.
Hollywood's Success Depends on China
Hooray for China! The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel says the U.S. movie business has become reliant on Chinese investors and China's more than one billion moviegoers.
A Runoff Election for a House Seat in Georgia
Democrat Jon Ossoff fell short in a bid to claim an outright win over his GOP challenger for a U.S. House seat in Georgia. There will be a runoff election in June. The Wall Street Journal's Cameron McWhirter reports from Atlanta on this closely-watched race.
The Carl Vinson Wasn't Headed to North Korea
The Navy confirmed it didn't send the USS Carl Vinson straight to North Korea amid growing tensions in the region. This, despite contrary comments from the White House and defense officials. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Kesling on the communications snafu.
Trump Presidency Slows Growth of Family Business
Donald Trump's presidency has slowed the expansion of his family business. Son Eric Trump tells the Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant the company has passed on some deals due to worries about conflicts.
Bolstering 'Buy American' and 'Hire American'
President Trump will call for a government-wide review aimed at strengthening "Buy American" and "Hire American" mandates. Wall Street Journal White House reporter Eli Stokols joins us from Washington.
U.K. Prime Minister Calls for Early Election
British Prime Minister Theresa May wants an early general election in the U.K. The Wall Street Journal's Jenny Gross, reporting from London, says it's a bid to give May more leverage in upcoming exit negotiations with the E.U.
Economists Less Bullish on the Economy
The Wall Street Journal's latest monthly survey of economists finds that they've lowered their growth forecasts for the U.S. economy. WSJ's Josh Zumbrun says economists are more pessimistic because of doubts about Congress to pass hoped-for reforms.
Home Builders Remain Confident
Robert Dietz of the National Association of Home Builders says there's still a lot of optimism among builders about housing market conditions. The NAHB's April sentiment index fell 3 points from March's level, which was an 11-year high.
Mike Pence Warns North Korea
In a visit to South Korea, Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the resolve of President Trump. This, amid concerns about North Korea pushing ahead with its missile program. The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng reports from Seoul.
Apple Secures Permit to Test Autonomous Vehicle...
Apple's secretive self-driving car project is on course for a public debut. The tech giant secured a permit for autonomous-vehicle testing in California. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle reports from San Francisco.
Week Ahead: Housing, IMF, Industrial Production
Most eyes will focus on housing this week. But there's also fresh industrial production data, the IMF meetings and more to consider. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us with what to watch.
Big Solar Companies Worry as Panels Become More...
Solar panels are becoming more affordable than ever for U.S. homeowners. The Wall Street Journal's Cassandra Sweet discusses why that's bad news for Elon Musk's SolarCity and the heavy hitters in the industry.
Donald Trump's Recent Policy Reversals Reflect ...
Donald Trump's reliance on former and current executives helps lead to a shift away from hard-line positions on China, Ex-Im Bank and NATO. The Wall Street Journal's Eli Stokols reports.
U.S., Afghan Forces Assess Damage to ISIS From ...
The nearly 22,000-pound bomb targeted a militant cave-and-tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. The Wall Street Journal's Jessica Donati joins us from Kabul with the latest details.
Marathons Can Be Dangerous for the Elderly-Who ...
Research suggests road closures and delays on marathon days may put some older patients at greater risk of death. The Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans joins us in the studio with the details.
Trump WSJ Interview: North Korea, Obamacare, Ex...
Analysis from our wide-ranging interview with President Trump. Executive Washington Editor Jerry Seib on North Korea. Trump in his own words on where things stand on a healthcare overhaul, plus White House Reporter Michael Bender on the Ex-Im Bank.
Donald Trump: Health Revamp Still Top Priority
President Donald Trump says a healthcare overhaul still takes priority over tax reform. WSJ's Richard Rubin has details from Washington.
President Trump's WSJ Interview: Highlights
President Donald Trump offers China better trade terms in exchange for help on North Korea. He also says the dollar is "getting too strong" and he presses Democrats on a health bill. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender joins us from Washington.
Big Bank Earnings: What to Watch
Several major banks report quarterly earnings Thursday. Peter Rudegeair of the Wall Street Journal says results should be much improved over a year ago. But analysts are restrained in their forecasts, given the absence of any regulatory reform.
United CEO Cites 'System Failure' in Flier Debacle
United Continental's CEO blamed what he called a system failure following a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. The Wall Street Journal's Doug Cameron reports from Chicago on the continuing fallout from the incident and United's response.
Why is Bank Loan Growth Tailing Off?
It's a mystery: business and consumer confidence is up, yet the growth in bank lending is slowing down. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Aaron Back offers some possible reasons.
Rex Tillerson Heads to Moscow for Syria Talks
Felicia Schwartz joins us from Moscow as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds high-level talks there with Russian officials. Tillerson had harsh words for both Syria and Russia in the wake of Syria's recent chemical attack.
Trump to Aides: Stop Fighting, Start Touting
President Trump's first 100 days in office have been marketed by staff infighting and divisions within the GOP. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender says Trump has told aides to stop feuding among themselves and start promoting his agenda.
NASA Cuts Orion Costs Before the First Test Flight
NASA, Boeing and Lockheed Martin are partnering on the new Orion space vehicle. But the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor says that, early in the program, there are already plans to cut costs. One reason: a rival project by Elon Musk's Space X.
How Goldman Sachs Profits from Your Credit Score
One of Goldman Sachs's most successful investments as of late has been in credit reporting bureau TransUnion. The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman explains why.
Bipartisan Deal on Tax Overhaul a Long Shot
The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin says it looks unlikely that Republicans and Democrats can come together to pass legislation on tax reform. Republicans themselves are badly split on their priorities for tax overhaul.
Why You Probably Work for a Giant Company
Americans, in a generational reversal, are now more likely to work for a large employer than a small one, a shift that's rippling through the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Theo Francis joins us from Washington.
Week Ahead: Retail, Consumer Prices, Inflation
This week brings fresh data about consumers, retailers, inflation and more. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell joins us from Washington with what to watch this week with the economy.
U.S. Stocks Steady After Airstrike
Investors bought up shares of defense companies and oil prices rose after the U.S. launched a strike against a Syrian air base. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week on Wall Street.
General Electric Wants Out of the Lightbulb Bus...
The sale of the business that once defined General Electric, co-founded by Thomas Edison, could fetch $500 million. The Wall Street Journal's Dana Mattioli joins us in the studio with a look at why this is on the table.
What the U.S. Strike Against a Syrian Air Base ...
For the first time the U.S. is deliberately targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. What does it mean for the fight against ISIS, or the relationship with Russia? The Wall Street Journal's Dion Nissenbaum reports from the Pentagon.
Weak March Jobs Report: What You Need to Know
The U.S. economy added only 98,000 jobs in March. Vincent Reinhart, chief economist at Standish Mellon Asset Management, picks apart the disappointing data and puts the news in perspective.
Amazon Adds 30,000 Part-Time Jobs
The internet giant will nearly double it's part-time labor force over the next year, hiring warehouse and customer-service workers to keep up with business. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens joins us from the newsroom in San Francisco.
Senate Eliminates Filibuster for Supreme Court ...
A GOP-led effort paves the way for Judge Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid joins us from the Washington newsroom with context for what this change means going forward.
What to Watch With Friday's Jobs Report
The Labor Department releases its monthly employment report on Friday. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us from Washington with a preview.
Costco Has Been Slow to Embrace E-Commerce
Costco Wholesale has built an empire selling products in bulk at its stores, so it's been slower than other retailers to embrace online sales. But Costco is feeling pressure from online rivals like Amazon, says Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Nassauer.
Oil Prices Expected to Stay Below $60 a Barrel
Oil prices are expected to remain under 60 dollars a barrel for a third straight year. Wall Street Journal London reporter Georgi Kantchev says OPEC faces tough choices as the cartel decides on whether to extend output cuts at next month's meeting.
Panera Bread Agrees to $7.1 Billion Sale
Panera Bread has agreed to be sold to JAB Holding for more than 7 billion dollars. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon talks about the sale of Panera, a pioneer in fast-casual dining.
Gillette Slashes Prices of Razors
The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep says Gillette is cutting prices on razors and focusing more on cheaper products. Gillette is feeling pressure from online startups like Harry's and Dollar Shave Club.
Trump Weighs Extreme Vetting for Foreign Visitors
Foreigners wishing to visit the U.S. could be subject to what President Donald Trump has called extreme vetting measures. What are they? We find out from Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Laura Meckler.
Staples is Exploring a Sale, After a Failed Merger
The Wall Street Journal's Matt Jarzemsky says Staples is in preliminary merger talks with a small number of possible private-equity bidders.
Teens May Find Bulk of the Jobs in Mid-Summer
With retailers scaling back, teens may find the bulk of this summer's jobs in unusual places or later in the summer. That's according to a new forecast from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Here with details is Challenger CEO John Challenger.
The Maker of Veg-O-Matic is Going Public, Again
Ronco Brands, the company behind those Veg-O-Matic infomercials, is going public again in a bid to raise 30 million dollars. But wait - there's more! The Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon explains.
Democrats: We Have the Votes to Filibuster Gorsuch
Senate Democrats say they have the votes to stall the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be Supreme Court justice. Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau updates us from Washington on the bitter Senate battle.
Rethinking the Fed's 2% Inflation Target
For quite some time, the Fed has adopted a two-percent inflation target when considering whether interest rates should rise. Now, as the Wall Street Journal's David Harrison reports from Washington, there are calls to let the target drift higher.
SpaceX: What Reusable Rockets Mean for Commerci...
First-of-its-kind feat by SpaceX represents major boost for expanding the commercial-space industry. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor reports from Los Angeles.
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us in studio to preview what to watch this week.
S&P 500 Posts Biggest Quarterly Gain Since 2015
A brightening economic outlook and rising confidence among businesses and consumers led to quarterly gains for the indexes. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us with some perspective on the quarter and the week for stocks.
New Executive Orders Take Aim at Trade
Two new executive orders signed by President Trump are modest compared with the dramatic changes in trade policy promised on the campaign trail. Wall Street Journal White House Reporter Peter Nicholas joins us with the details.
Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Im...
President Trump's former national security adviser tells the FBI, and the House and Senate intelligence committees, he's willing to be interviewed in exchange for a deal. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris joins us from Washington.
Scores of Builders Raise Their Hands to Design ...
Request for preliminary pitches draws interest from more than 200 companies. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Frosch analyzed the list and joins us with the details.
Years After 9/11 Chaos, a Wireless Network for ...
The Trump administration inked a $6.5 billion deal with AT&T to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson joins us in the studio.
The Trump administration is signaling to Congress it will seek mostly modest changes to Nafta in upcoming negotiations with Mexico and Canada. The Wall Street Journal's Bob Davis reports from Washington.
Businesses Serving Immigrants Feel the Pinch
The Wall Street Journal's Cameron McWhirter says businesses that serve immigrant populations are being impacted by the Trump administration's stepped-up immigration enforcement policies. It's because many immigrants are afraid to come out in public.
No Rule Changes to the H-1B Visa Program
As a candidate, Donald Trump had vowed to change the H-1B visa program, which brings high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. But the Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler says there will be no rule changes to this year's application lottery, which begins Monday.
U.K. Formally Begins Exit from the European Union
Britain has formally notified the European Union that it plans to exit the bloc. The Wall Street Journal's Jenny Gross says this opens a two-year window for exit negotiations between the U.K. and the E.U.
Medical Providers Set Up Shop in Malls
There's been an exodus of retailers from shopping malls. So, as the Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung reports, mall landlords have attracted medical and dental providers as new tenants.
Big Jumps in Consumer Confidence and Home Prices
Two separate reports find consumer confidence rose to a 16-year high and home prices rose at their fastest rate in more than two years. Gus Faucher of PNC Financial Services Group analyzes the data.
After Health Care, the Next Fight is Over Spending
Congress needs to pass a new spending bill by April 28th to keep the government running. Will there be squabbles among lawmakers, similar to what helped sink healthcare legislation? Details from Wall Street Journal reporter Kristina Peterson.
Sluggish Housing Takes Big Bite Out of the Economy
Why has the economic recovery been sluggish? A new study says a slow-recovering housing market is partly to blame. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto has details.
Movie Studios to Move Ahead with Premium VOD
The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz says Hollywood studios are set to move ahead by releasing movies for home viewing less than 45 days after they debut on the big screen. It's known as premium video-on-demand, something that cinema chains don't like.
James Woolsey: Flynn Discussed Covert Extradition
In a Wall Street Journal exclusive, ex-CIA director James Woolsey talks about a meeting he attended with Mike Flynn and Turkish officials. Woolsey says Flynn, the former NSA chief, discussed covert removal from the U.S. of an enemy to the Turkish president.