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.
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.
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.
White House Opens Door to Democrats
Wall Street Journal reporter Siobhan Hughes says the White House is open to negotiating legislation with Democrats, in the wake of the Republicans' failure to pass the healthcare bill.
Wal-Mart Tries Selling to Hipsters With Niche S...
ModCloth and Moosejaw deals give the retail giant access to new groups of shoppers, but some balk at the change. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer joins us in the studio.
Week Ahead: Consumers, Trade Deficit, GDP
The week brings fresh data from around the globe, including a first look at the trade deficit. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins us from Washington with what to watch this week.
Stocks Suffer Biggest Weekly Decline in Months
The dayslong struggle to pass a health-care bill spurred the biggest weekly decline for major stocks indexes in months. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the market this week.
Does the Economy Need Legal Migrants?
Political leaders in both parties used to agree that the U.S. needs more legal immigrants to sustain its aging labor force. The Wall Street Journal's Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip takes a closer look at a plan to reduce legal migration.
Ford Warns Higher Rates, Decline in Resale Valu...
Ford raised a caution flag for the auto industry, saying higher interest rates and a steady decline in used-car values will hurt affordability. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers joins us from Detroit.
Retro 'Space Jam' Hit Fails to Solve Nike's Sal...
Nike said a sneaker homage to the cult classic film "Space Jam" was a smash hit, but the retro shoes were a rare highlight in otherwise troubling results for the world's largest athletic company. The Wall Street Journal's Sara Germano reports.
Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults
New research paints a bleak picture of the nation's largest-population group. Mortality is rising for white adults, starting at age 25, driven by troubles in a hard-hit working class. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy McKay reports.
Health-Care Overhaul Has Support in Trump Count...
The Wall Street Journal's Dante Chinni spent the day with Trump supporters in Pennsylvania talking about healthcare. He joins us from the Washington newsroom with what he heard.
New Trump Labor Pick Much More Low-Key
Donald Trump's new pick to be Labor Secretary testified at his confirmation hearing Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says Alexander Acosta stands in sharp contrast to the first Labor nominee, Andrew Puzder.
Partisan Divide Grows over Trump-Russian Probe
The FBI has disclosed it's investigating ties between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris says that has deepened the partisanship between Democrats and Republicans.
Carmakers to Trump: Take a Harder Line on China
China is the world's largest car market, but Chinese trade barriers make it tough for foreign car rivals to gain access. The Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson says U.S. carmakers want President Trump to take a harder line on China's trade regulations.
NYC Restaurant Serves Sushi for Breakfast
Anyone for sushi, first thing in the morning? The Wall Street Journal's Charles Passy says the Lobster Place, a Manhattan restaurant, has begun offering sushi as part of its breakfast menu.
Trump Pressures GOP on Healthcare Plan
President Trump paid a visit to House GOP members Tuesday to pressure them into supporting the Republicans' healthcare law. The Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes talks about President Trump's efforts to close the deal.
U.S. Enacts Travel Ban on Some Electronic Devices
The U.S. has banned passengers from carrying most electronics bigger than a cellphone into the cabin on direct flights from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa. We get details from the Wall Street Journal's Susan Carey.
GM Explores On-Demand Access with Cadillac
General Motors is tinkering with the car ownership model. It's offering a Netflix-like monthly subscription service to customers for its Cadillac brand.
FBI'S Comey: No Evidence for Trump's Wiretap Claim
In front of a House committee, FBI Director James Comey denied Donald Trump's charge, made in a tweet, that President Obama had wiretapped him. Comey also confirmed the FBI is probing Russian efforts to intervene in the election.
The Stock Market Rises, and CEO Pay Rises With It
2016 was a great year to be a CEO. A Wall Street Journal analysis finds chief executive pay jumped nearly 7 percent in fiscal 2016, after falling the year before. WSJ special writer Theo Francis with details on the study.
One Beneficiary of GOP's Tax Bill: President Trump
The big tax cut moving through Congress as part of a health bill could potentially save the president millions. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin joins us from the Washington newsroom.
Week Ahead: Housing, Fed Speeches, Durable Goods
Economy watchers this week will get housing data, more than a half dozen Fed speeches, and new durable goods data. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Leubsdorf joins us from the Washington newsroom with details.
Stocks, Government Bonds Notch Weekly Gains
Investors poured money into government bonds and dividend-paying stocks, pushing major indexes to weekly gains. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week.
Spending Plan Calls for Stripping FAA's Authority
President Trump's proposal would convert the nation's air-traffic control system into an independent organization, a controversial step backed by much of the U.S. airline industry. The Wall Street Journal's Susan Carey reports from Chicago.
Pentagon Outlines Plans for Supplemental $30 Bi...
Trump's Department of Defense is requesting an additional $25 billion for its base budget and $5 billion for the fund that pays for ongoing wars. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Kesling reports from the Pentagon.
Trump Cabinet Learning How Hard It Is to Sell $...
Delays in disposing of illiquid investments leave some of President Trump's cabinet members facing possible restrictions on their work. The Wall Street Journal's Jean Eaglesham joins us in the studio with the details.
Trump Advisor Michael Flynn Paid by Other Russi...
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, was paid more than $50,000 by Russian companies shortly before he became an adviser to the then-candidate. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris joins us from Washington.
McDonald's Twitter Account Compromised
Twitter notified McDonald's that its corporate account was compromised after a message critical of President Donald Trump lit up the social media network. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the latest details from Los Angeles.
5 Things to Know About Rulings Blocking Trump's...
Two federal judges have blocked President Donald Trump's latest travel ban, which temporarily blocked travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. The Wall Journal's Ashby Jones joins us in the studio with a look at what it means.
Trump Orders Review of Car-Emissions Standards
President Trump met with auto workers and executives in Michigan Wednesday. It came as he ordered a review of vehicle-emissions standards previously set by the Obama administration. We have details from the Wall Street Journal's Mike Spector.
Fed Raises Rates, Still Sees Three Hikes This Year
As expected, Fed policymakers raised short-term interest rates a quarter percent, and stuck to their target of three hikes this year. The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison has details.
GOP Senators: House Health Bill Needs Changes
Republican senators say the House GOP health care plan won't pass unless changes are made to the bill. The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky said senators were alarmed by the CBO report showing the plan would leave millions without insurance.
Another Donald Trump Tax Return is Leaked
Another leaked tax return shows President Donald Trump paid around 38 million dollars in taxes in 2005. Wall Street Journal tax policy reporter Richard Rubin has details.
Shares of For-Profit Schools Riding High
For-profit college stocks have surged following the November election of Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell says the prospect of deregulation has created an upbeat mood among for-profit investors.
Exxon Mobil and Rex Tillerson's Email Alias
Former Exxon Mobil CEO and now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an email alias to discuss climate change at the company. That's part of a probe into Exxon by New York's attorney general. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews explains.
CBO Sees Millions More Without Insurance
The Congressional Budget Office says millions more Americans would be left without insurance under the proposed House GOP healthcare plan. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson on the CBO scoring of the bill.
Can We Expect a Pullback in February Retail Sales?
The Commerce Department will issue its February retail sales report on Wednesday. Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics thinks consumers may have spent at a slower rate than during January.
Markets Rise Despite Looming Fed Rate Hike
Financial markets usually are not thrilled at the prospect of higher interest rates. But the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says investors welcome the Fed's rate-tightening plans because it indicates a stronger economy.
Greg Ip: Returning to a More Normal World
Fed policymakers are expected to raise interest rates at their meeting this week. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip tells us why a rate hike would signal a return to a more normal world.
GOP Health Overhaul Would Hit Rural Areas Hard
A study by a consulting firm finds House Republican's proposed health care plan would hit many rural areas particularly hard. The Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews says in some extreme cases, a consumer's health care costs might exceed annual income.
You Could Soon See Your Credit Score Rise
Millions of consumers could soon see an improvement in their credit scores. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says major credit reporting firms are removing certain negative information from people's credit reports.
How Will the Job Market Influence Fed Thinking?
A stronger than expected jobs report cleared the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this week. How many hikes might we see this year? When might the next one happen? WSJ's Steven Russolillo joins us with insights.
All eyes are on interest rates ahead of the Fed meeting. We also get new retail sales, inflation and housing data. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us with what to watch this week with the economy.
Stocks Rise on Jobs Report After Mostly Flat Week
The S&P 500 rose after the jobs report showed robust hiring but the index notched its first weekly decline since January. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us with some context.
Facebook Scores Soccer Streaming Deal
Facebook is stepping up efforts to acquire rights to stream professional sporting events, as that content becomes a key element of its strategy to grow its video business. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman reports from San Francisco.
Jobs: Who's to Blame for the Trucker Shortage?
Help wanted: America needs truck drivers. In 2015, American Trucking Associations estimated that for-hire trucking companies had nearly 50,000 fewer drivers than they needed. The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber reports.
Gus Faucher: Jobs Report Paves Way for Fed Hike
The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs last month, with unemployment falling to 4.7%. PNC deputy chief economist Gus Faucher explains how this news could impact next week's Federal Reserve meeting and future interest rate hikes.
Trump Begins to Map Out $1 Trillion Infrastruct...
President Trump suggests a 90-day deadline for states to start projects. He also expresses interest in high-speed rail and a spectrum auction. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender reports from Washington.
Ivanka Trump's Landlord Is a Chilean Billionair...
President Trump's daughter and her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, live in a house owned by a Chilean business titan. His company is suing the U.S. over a Minnesota mine. The Wall Street Journal's James Grimaldi reports from Washington.
Opposition Mounts as GOP's Health Bill Undergoe...
Groups representing hospitals, doctors and seniors are urging House Republican leaders to put the brakes on their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. The Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman reports from Washington.
Should Trump Tout Post-Election Stock Rally?
President Donald Trump has not been shy about taking credit for the post-election stock rally. The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo says Mr. Trump may want to dial back the celebrating.
Some Cautions for Investors on Corporate Tax Cuts
A corporate tax cut could give a big boost to companies' profits. But it may not be as big or come quite as soon as investors expect, says Justin Lahart of the Wall Street Journal.
WikiLeaks Releases Alleged CIA Hacking Tools
WikiLeaks has released thousands of documents and files that it says expose how the CIA hacks devices like smartphones and smart TV's. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris on the unauthorized disclosure.
Survey Finds Gen X Homebuying Slump Over
Generation X members have struggled to buy homes in recent years, partly due to the Great Recession. But a survey by the National Association of Realtors finds that slump over, says the trade group's Jessica Lautz.
Trump Delays Rules Covering For-Profit Colleges
The Trump administration says it's delaying enforcement of new rules that would punish for-profit colleges if they leave students with high debt and weak job prospects. Details from Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell.
Buy Your Groceries at the Shopping Mall
The Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung reports that struggling malls are looking to attract supermarkets to fill the void left by department store closings.
House GOP Issues Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare
The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Zitner on the House Republicans' new healthcare plan, which includes refundable tax credits.
Millennials Scoop Up Shares of Snap
Snapchat is a hit with millennials, and the Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen says young people also love the parent company's stock.
Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Order
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that scaled back his original immigration travel ban. The Wall Street Journal's Daniel Nasaw on the major changes in the new order.
Companies Battle to Develop New Cancer Drugs
Existing immunotherapy drugs have made great strides in boosting survival rates in cancer patients. Now companies are battling to develop new drugs that can work even better, says the Wall Street Journal's Peter Loftus.
Scott McCartney: Improving the Boarding Process
Everyone who flies knows what a headache boarding an airplane can be. Scott McCartney, the Wall Street Journal's Middle Seat columnist, says airlines are working to simplify the process.
Jobs Report Tops This Week's Economic Schedule
Can we expect strength in hiring to continue? The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews this week's economic calendar, which is topped by February employment data.
Wall Street Weekly Recap: Dow Holds Above 21,000
Stocks ended with small gains Friday. The Dow held onto 21,000 and the S&P is now on a six-week winning streak. Aaron Kuriloff at the Wall Street Journal explains what made this a winning week.
Fed's Yellen Signals Rate Hike Likely This Month
At a speech in Chicago, Fed chair Janet Yellen said the economy has essentially met the Fed's employment goals and is nearing its inflation target. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says that signals a rate hike is likely at this month's policy meeting.
A Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud Outage
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens says a typo was responsible for Amazon.com's outage at its cloud-services unit Tuesday. An employee mistyped a command, knocking out many of Amazon's cloud services and disrupting U.S. Web traffic.
McDonald's Embraces Its Fast-Food Identity
After losing business over efforts to widen its customer base, McDonald's has decided to stick to basics as an affordable fast-food chain. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon says McDonald's is also also rolling out mobile ordering and payment.
Snap's Successful Debut; Stocks Fall
Wall Street Journal reporter Corrie Driebusch talks about the big trading debut of Snap and the stock market's retreat from record highs.
Market Hopes vs Washington Reality
Ben Leubsdorf of the Wall Street Journal says markets are quite optimistic that Washington will get tax and regulatory reforms enacted. Maybe too optimistic, given the typically slow pace of the legislative process.
Trump Trade Policy Would Shove Aside the WTO
The Trump Administration is developing a trade policy that would favor U.S law over the World Trade Organization. It's a way for the White House to take on countries it blames for unfair trading practices, says the Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin.
The Dow Cracks 21,000 for the First Time
Stocks blasted to new closing records in the wake of Donald Trump's speech to Congress. Two questions from Brad McMillan of Commonwealth Financial Network: how long can the rally last and how high can it go?
Amazon Cloud Snafu Snarls Web Traffic
An outage at Amazon Web Services disrupted Internet traffic across the U.S. Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan talks about the problem at AWS, the world's biggest cloud infrastructure provider.
Trump's Agenda Faces Hurdles in Congress
In his speech to Congress Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked Congress to come together and pass his policy priorities. But his wish list faces opposition from both parties, according to Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal.
Trump is Slow to Fill Top Administrative Jobs
President Donald Trump needs people in key administration posts to help him enact his agenda. Hundreds require Senate approval. But only a handful of picks have been confirmed, according to Rebecca Ballhaus of the Wall Street Journal.
Employee Burnout is Getting Worse
Feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed are some of the factors that characterize employee burnout. Studies show the problem is getting worse, according to Rachel Feintzeig of the Wall Street Journal.
Home Prices Shoot Up Despite Rising Interest Rates
A new report finds home prices rose at the fastest pace in two and 1/2 years. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto says the five percent-plus growth has been occurring despite rising interest rates.
Trump Poll Finds Support from 'Critical Middle'
A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll on President Donald Trump finds a historically high negative approval rating for a new president. But WSJ reporter Mike Bender says Mr. Trump is getting support from a "critical middle" of voters.
The Shocking Oscar Blunder
Nothing like this had happened before in Academy Awards history. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz talks about the Best Picture Oscar being presented to the wrong movie.
Donald Trump's Speech Tops the Economic Calendar
The Wall Street Journal's Ian Talley says President Trump's speech to Congress highlights this week's global economic calendar. Speeches by Fed governor Lael Brainard and Fed chair Janet Yellen will also be closely watched.
The Rise and Fall of Nasty Gal
The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney tells us about the rise and fall of Nasty Gal, an online fashion retailer that went from rapid growth to bankruptcy.
Tween Girls are Cookin' Up Some Slime for Sale
Apparently, it's a product few adolescent girls can go without: slime. The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Byron says tweens are earning a pretty penny making and selling the stuff.
Can Nascar Reverse Its TV Troubles? Part 2 of 2
Nascar is facing a steady decline in TV viewership and other troubles. Wrapping up a two-part discussion, Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle looks at possible fixes.
Can Nascar Survive in the Age of Uber? Part 1 of 2
Once hot, Nascar is cooling off, running into many troubles. In a two-part series, Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle describes Nascar's demographic and cultural challenges.
11 Straight Record Closes for the Dow
Stocks rallied in late trading Friday; the Dow Jones Industrials rebounded in the final minutes to end up 11 points at its eleventh straight record finish. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch runs down trading for Friday and the week.
New Home Sales Rise, Thanks to Strong Demand
Sales of new homes rose 3.7 percent in January from December, boosted by strong demand. And February consumer sentiment remained high, though off a 13-year high in January. Both are solid reports, says Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisors.
Corporate America's Deregulation Wish List
The Business Roundtable, a corporate trade group, delivered a letter to President Trump outlining regulations they want repealed or changed. Manufacturing executives also met with Mr. Trump on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos has details.
The FCC Opens Airwaves for New Wireless Devices
The FCC has opened unlicensed airwaves for new 4G LTE wireless devices. The Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon says it's a part of the spectrum now used largely for Wi-Fi.
Warren Buffett's $1 Million Bet
In 2007, billionaire investor Warren Buffett bet that his index fund would outperform an asset manager's hedge fund over a decade. The Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman tells us how both investments have fared in this one million dollar bet.
Carmakers Ask EPA for Fuel-Economy Rollback
Automakers have written new EPA chief Scott Pruitt, asking the agency to reverse decisions locking in fuel-economy and emissions standards. An update from Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Spector.
Fed Minutes: Interest Rate Hikes 'Fairly Soon'
Minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting found that the central bank anticipated raising interest rates "fairly soon." Jim Awad of Plimsoll Mark Capital said the minutes boosted chances a rate hike could come in March, but only "slightly."
Used Home Sales Hit a 10-Year High
January existing-home sales rose to their highest level in ten years, according to the National Association of Realtors. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun says home demand remains brisk despite tight inventories.
Trump Tightens Rules on Illegal Immigration
The Department of Homeland Security has issued new memos that implement executive orders signed by President Trump on immigration. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler tells us the memos say nearly anybody living in the U.S. is now subject to deportation.
U.S. Organic Farmers Cry Foul Over Imports
Booming U.S. demand for organic food has prompted a big jump in imported grain. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge says U.S. organic farmers charge their foreign rivals face less strict requirements when certifying their imports as organic.
Sales Rise at Wal-Mart, Home Depot
Both Wal-Mart and Home Depot reported strong fourth quarter sales. Macy's sales fell, though its profit topped estimates. All three retailers are well-positioned against their chief competitors, says Burt Flickinger of Strategic Resource Group.
Imports Surge at U.S. Ports
The Wall Street Journal's Erica Phillips says shipments into U.S. ports surged in January. Reasons include rising consumer confidence and a strong dollar.
Economy This Week: Fed Minutes, Home Sales, Japan
This week we get the latest Fed minutes, manufacturing, the global economy and home sales. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell joins us from the Washington newsroom with what to watch.
Major Retailers to Take Earnings Stage This Week
Ken Perkins previews what to watch this week from Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Macy's and TJX. The president of Retail Metrics joins John Wordock.
Nix Nafta? Beware of the 'Chicken Tax'
If President Trump drops the North American Free Trade Agreement, pickup trucks made in Mexico would be subject to the decades-old "chicken tax." The Wall Street Journal's Robbie Whelan tells us about this hefty import duty.
Will Trump's Resume' Lead to Economic Growth?
Wall Street is cheering President Trump's business resume. But will that bolster U.S. economic growth? Greg Ip, chief economics commentator for the Wall Street Journal, takes a closer look.
New Highs For Stocks Thanks to Apple, Kraft Heinz
U.S. stocks rose to new records Friday, with a big week for Apple and news of a Kraft Heinz-Unilever merge driving up the market. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Kuriloff breaks it down.
Trump Assails Critics as Russia Questions Mount
The White House faces a mushrooming number of investigations and inquiries on Capitol Hill, where some Republicans are demanding more information about contacts with Russian officials. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender reports.
Online Market for Recycled Apparel is Booming
Young consumers, many of them teens, are flocking to reselling sites to recycle their clothing. The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar says this online apparel sector has become a more-than two billion dollar business.
A Harsh Reality for the Housing Market
The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo says higher interest rates are already impacting the housing market on a number of fronts at the start of the new year. He cites higher mortgage rates and falling housing starts.
Spies Keep Intel From Trump on Leak Concerns
The decision to withhold information underscores the deep mistrust between the intelligence community and the president over his team's contacts with the Russian government. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris reports.
GM Looking to Ditch Opel in Profit Drive
General Motors is weighing a sale of its German-based Opel unit. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias says it's part of GM CEO Mary Barra's preference for profitability over size.
Focus on Waistline Boosts PepsiCo's Top Line
The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Maloney says PepsiCo's emphasis on healthier products boosted revenue and earnings. But its guidance for 2017 was weak.
Retail Sales Stronger Than Expected in January
Americans opened up their wallets last month. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose four tenths percent. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf said the gains were across the board except for the auto sector, which had a weak month.
Malls and Their Stores Duke It Out over Revamps
Shopping mall owners are trying to revamp their aging properties. But the Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Kapner says anchor stores often use previously-signed agreements to prevent malls from performing modifications.
March Interest Rate Hike Still on the Table
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen testified on the economy and interest rates in front of a Senate panel Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson says Yellen left the door open for a possible rate hike next month.
Apple Stock Hits New High. What Next?
Apple's stock has been on a roll, hitting a new closing high on Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says investors are bullish on Apple ahead of the next iPhone.
The Battle over Prince's Estate
Pop superstar Prince died last April, but the Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp says two advisors who were close to Prince are battling for control over what happens to his estate.
Trump's Infrastructure Plan Faces Speed Limits
There's really no argument that America's roads, bridges and tunnels are in need of repair. The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison details the roadblocks that President Trump's one trillion dollar infrastructure plan faces.
Trump, Trudeau Talk Trade and Border Issues
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting President Trump to discuss trade, immigration and energy. The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin says the meeting will likely provide a glimpse of how Trump would seek to overhaul the NAFTA trade deal.
Economic Preview: Yellen, Consumer, Housing
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses Congress, plus we see new retail, consumer and housing data this week. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins us with a look at what economists will be watching.
Plowed Under: The Next American Farm Bust
A shrinking role in the global grain market coupled with a strong dollar and higher costs for seeds is driving U.S. farmers out of business. The Wall Street Journal's Jesse Newman reports from Chicago.
Stocks Rise to New Records
Major U.S. stock indexes ended the week at fresh records, buoyed by corporate earnings as well as the prospect of tax cuts and relaxed regulation. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Kuriloff joins us in the studio.
What to Watch at the Grammys
Adele vs. Beyoncé, a tribute to Prince and what will James Corden say about the president? The 59th annual Grammy Awards arrive Sunday in Los Angeles. The Wall Street Journal's Neil Shah joins us in the studio with a look at what to watch.
What's Next for President Trump's Travel Ban
A federal appeals court ruled unanimously against President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees, saying such a travel ban shouldn't go into effect while courts consider whether it goes too far. WSJ's Brent Kendall has the details.
Uber Riders Climbing Into Random Cars
Owners of some late-model sedans say confused Uber and Lyft customers have been piling into their back seats-prompting some awkward exchanges. The Wall Street Journal's Chris Kirkham reports from Los Angeles.
Even Donald Trump Can't Save Twitter
If Twitter can't materially benefit from a phenomenon like Trump, Wall Street Journal columnist Steven Russolillo thinks it probably won't benefit from anything else either.
Ethics Concerns Over Foreign Visit to Trump Resort
Depending on who pays, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stay at Mar-a-Lago may lead to a violation of a constitutional provision according to ethics experts. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus reports from the White House.
Trump Fixes Flaw in Post-Crisis Regulation
Since the financial crisis began the regulatory pendulum has moved in the direction of tougher restrictions on finance. Trump's order reverses the direction but WSJ's Greg Ip says there's little sign he wants it back where it was in 2007.
Firms Move to Mexico, Despite Trump Pressure
Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs and taxes on companies planning to move operations to Mexico. But the Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel says companies are plowing ahead with their planned moves, despite Trump's pressure.
Viacom to Focus on Six Key Cable Channels
Forget the big cable TV bundle. Viacom plans to narrow its focus to six key channel brands including MTV and Comedy Central. The Wall Street Journal's Keach Hagey says it's a bid by Viacom to improve relationships with distribution partners.
Trump's Cabinet Approval Rate Slower Than Normal
Senate confirmation of Donald Trump's cabinet nominees is moving at a snail's pace. We get reasons for why the approval rate has been so slow from the Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau.
College Giving Rises to a Record $41 Billion
Donations to U.S. colleges and universities rose to a record 41 billion dollars in fiscal 2016. But the Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn says the increase was the smallest in six years, held back by lackluster stock returns.
Strong Dollar Boosts Foreign Booze Sales
It's getting crowded on U.S. liquor store shelves. The Wall Street Journal's Chelsey Dulaney says a strong dollar has boosted sales of wines, beers and liquors produced in other countries.
GM's Truck and SUV Sales Offset by Uncertainty
General Motors' fourth quarter operating profit was lifted by strong truck and SUV sales. But Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Colias says there are worries GM won't be able to achieve its bullish guidance for 2017.
Snapchat: A New Kind of Television
Snapchat parent Snap filed for an IPO last week. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims says that Snapchat, a popular messaging app, is in many ways a new kind of TV.
Super Bowl Ads Featured Humor and Serious Topics
Advertisers rolled out their best commercials for the Super Bowl's 100 million-plus audience. The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Vranica says the ads were split between the funny and social/political themes.
Trump Will Attend NATO Summit in May
The Wall Street Journal's Julian Barnes says President Trump has committed to attending a NATO summit in Brussels in May. NATO officials had sought the meeting following Trump's criticism of the alliance.
The consumer is back in the spotlight this week, along with trade and the ongoing hunt for clues about interest rates. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins us from Washington with what to watch with the economy.
Replica Super Bowl Stadiums Made of Snacks
As the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots square off at Houston's NRG Stadium, builders of 'snackadiums' will watch their party guests devour weeks of culinary architecture. The Wall Street Journal's Jim Carlton has the story.
Stocks Climb on Plans for Regulatory Rollback
The potential for regulatory rollbacks injected new enthusiasm for financial stocks, sending major indexes higher. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week for stocks.
Tax-Refund Delay Threatens Super-Bowl TV Purchases
Television, food and furniture sales typically spike around the Super Bowl as fans host game-day parties. Behind the scenes, there is an additional boost: Americans flush from early tax refunds. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer reports.
Beth Ann Bovino: Wages Disappointing in Jobs Data
The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in January. But wages barely grew. Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist at S&P Global Ratings, joins John Wordock with insights on the latest employment data.
Trump Dominates Earnings Calls at Many Firms
From Apple to Exxon, conversations between executives and investors about earnings have made room for questions about the new president. The Wall Street Journal's Theo Francis joins us with the details.
Exception Made to Sanctions on Russia's Spy Agency
The Treasury Department adjusted sanctions against the Russian intelligence service. It's a story that got folks talking, but what does it actually mean? The Wall Street Journal's Risk and Compliance Reporter Samuel Rubenfeld joins us in the studio.
Amazon Earnings: What to Watch
Amazon is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens joins us from San Francisco with a look at what investors expect to see and what you need to know.
Preview: January Jobs Report
Friday morning will bring us the year's first major snapshot of the labor market. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell tells us what to watch.
Trump and the Democrats Dig In for Battle
Donald Trump's aggressive behavior during his debut as president is igniting a war with Democrats. The Wall Street Journal's Reid Epstein says Senate Democrats are threatening to fight against legislation and nominees that they find objectionable.
No Fed Rate Hike. No Hints or Clues Either.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and dropped no hints about its next move. LPL chief economic strategist John Canally sketches out where the Fed could go from here.
Is Apple Getting Its Mojo Back Thanks to iPhone 7?
Apple has snapped its revenue losing streak. Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle joins John Wordock to discuss the ever-important role of the iPhone 7.
Supreme Court Pick is an Admirer of Antonin Scalia
The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall talks about Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for Supreme Court justice.
Two Mattress Firms Will Sleep in Separate Beds
Mattress maker Temper Sealy will no longer sell its brands at stores operated by retailer Mattress Firm. This, after contract negotiations broke down. The Wall Street Journal's Austen Hufford has details.
Trump's Travel Ban Gets Corporate Thumbs-Down
The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab says President Trump's travel ban has drawn criticism from companies whose operations and profits could be directly affected.
No Slowdown in Home Price Growth
The growth in home prices shows no signs of slowing down. David Blitzer of S&P Dow Jones Indices says home prices rose a strong 5.6 percent in November.
David Harrison Previews This Week's Fed Meeting
Fed policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday, and no interest rate hike is expected. The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison is watching the Fed's end-of-meeting statement for updates on economic growth and inflation.
For Apple's iPhone, Extra Features Are a 'Plus'
Apple has faced slowing demand for its iPhone. But the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says consumers like the iPhone 7 Plus for its extra features, and that should give a boost to Apple's quarterly financial report, to be released Tuesday.
Business Travelers: What to Know about Travel Ban
How could the Trump travel ban impact those flying on business? Travel expert Joe Brancatelli from JoeSentMe.com joins John Wordock with tips for road warriors.
Bonuses Surge as Automotive Companies Post Gains
Workers at domestic car factories are reaping the benefits of America's increasing demand for high-margin pickups and sport-utility vehicles. Union employees are expected to take home among the biggest bonus checks ever, says WSJ's Christina Rogers.
Economic Preview: Jobs, Income, Inflation, Fed
We get new data on personal income, the January jobs report and the Federal Reserve has its first policy meeting since raising interest rates. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell joins us with a look at what to watch with the economy.
Small Business: Most Create Less Than a Job a Year
Employment growth is slow and unsteady at most small firms, with the median small business adding fewer than one full-time position a year, despite the sector's reputation as the engine of job growth. The Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon reports.
Republicans Move to Kill Anti-Graft Rule
Should oil, gas and mining companies disclose the payments they make to foreign governments? One side calls it onerous. The other says it prevents bribes and corruption. The Wall Street Journal's Risk and Compliance Reporter Samuel Rubenfeld reports.
Stocks Steady as Investors Parse Policy, Earnings
The Dow and S&P slipped but notched gains for the week on stronger-than-expected earnings and fresh policy signals from the new administration. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna joins us in the studio with some perspective.
Backlash Against Trump's Communication Clamp Down
A chaotic transition has led to confusion over what government websites can display, what employees are allowed to do with publicly funded work and growing social-media activism aimed at rebutting President Donald Trump. WSJ's Amy Harder reports.
Trump and Republicans Strain to Agree on Agenda
President Trump and congressional Republicans fell short of reaching agreement on complex policy issues involving taxes, trade and other pillars of the ambitious legislative agenda they hope to enact this year. WSJ's Kristina Peterson reports.
Stuart Hoffman: U.S. Economy Still in Slow Lane
The U.S. economy grew only 1.9% in the fourth quarter, weighed down by a wider trade deficit. Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services, tells John Wordock that President Trump's goal of 4% growth looks like a real stretch.
Who Will Build Trump's Wall?
President Donald Trump says construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border will start within months, raising questions about who will build it. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel joins us from Chicago with the latest.
UK's May Faces Tricky Balancing Act Talking Trade
Prime Minister Theresa May seeks further commitments on bilateral trade, but her leeway remains constrained as long as the UK remains a member of the EU. The Wall Street Journal's Jason Douglas joins us from the newsroom in London.
We're Already at Dow 30000. You Just Don't Know It
Is it time to ditch the Dow? The Wall Street Journal's James Mackintosh says the blue-chip index poorly measures what investors are doing. He joins us with the details from the London newsroom.
New Home Sales Drop Sharply
New home sales posted a steep decline in December, an indication that affordability challenges are beginning to cut into demand. Wells Fargo Managing Director and Senior Economist Mark Vitner joins us with some perspective.
More Women Taking Over the Role of CEO
A Challenger, Gray & Christmas study finds women are making more headway in the corporate suite. Almost 19% of new CEOs last year were women. That's the third straight annual rise, says John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Jim Paulsen: More Gains Due to Solid Fundamentals
The Dow Industrials finally topped 20,000 with a strong rally, and the NASDAQ and S&P 500 also rose to fresh new highs. Jim Paulsen of Wells Capital Management thinks more gains lie ahead as the economy continues to strengthen.
Trump Actions Revive Two Pipeline Projects
President Donald Trump has signed executive actions reviving two controversial pipeline projects - the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects. Both had been blocked by the Obama administration. The Wall Street Journal's Amy Harder has details.
Trump Presidency Means Higher Profile for CEOs
The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Feintzeig says corporate chief executives' status is rising in Washington, thanks to the Trump administration. Proof of this lies in Trump's cabinet picks and his reaching out to business leaders.
The Norovirus: Flu-Like and Highly Contagious
The Wall Street Journal's Sumathi Reddy talks about the Norovirus, which is highly contagious with flu-like symptoms. It has sickened many families and shut down schools across the U.S. this winter.
Donald Trump's Fender-Bender with Automakers
U.S. automakers' top preoccupation is with President Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers says Mr. Trump has put carmakers on the defensive about their commitment to U.S. jobs and production.
Realtors: Housing Inventory Lowest Since 1999
Existing-home sales in 2016 were the best in a decade. But total housing inventory slipped to its lowest level in almost two decades. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, shares details with John Wordock.
Trump Puts Outsourcing Companies on Guard
Donald Trump has repeatedly blasted companies for offshoring production and IT operations. The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber says companies worried about possible tariffs are weighing U.S.-based alternatives to outsourcing.
Krebs: Auto Industry Sees Trump as Great Unknown
AutoTrader senior analyst Michelle Krebs joins John Wordock to discuss all the pressures on the auto industry, from President Trump to whether 2017 can be another record year for sales.
McDonald's U.S. Sales Fall More Than One Percent.
McDonald's global sales rose 2.7 percent in the fourth quarter. But Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Jargon said U.S. sales fell 1.3 percent as demand for McDonald's all-day breakfast leveled off.
An Early Priority for Trump: Revising Trade Deals
Wall Street Journal reporter Will Mauldin says that on the agenda in President Trump's first week are renegotiation of NAFTA and a bi-lateral trade deal with the UK.
Economic Preview: GDP, Housing, Eurozone
We share our list of the economic data to watch this week, including new GDP numbers plus manufacturing and housing data. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us from Washington with the details.
Parks Mull Naming Rights as Tax Support Evaporates
Wisconsin's is one of a number of state-park systems looking for new ways to pay for operations as lawmakers reduce funding despite record numbers of visitors. The Wall Street Journal's Will Connors reports from Chicago.
J.C. Penney Blazes a Trail in Real Estate, Again
The Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant reports that J.C. Penney has once again become a real estate trailblazer. With the sale of its headquarters, Penney is sparking the redevelopment of the suburban corporate campus into a more urbanized setting.
Dow Gains Nearly 100 Points in Choppy Trading
President Trump pledges his administration will 'buy American and hire American' in a populist inaugural speech. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebush joins us to unpack market reaction.
Analyzing Trump Factor in Companies' Jobs Pledges
A dozen major companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Donald Trump was elected president, vowing to keep jobs in America. How many of those come from Mr. Trump's pressure? The Wall Street Journal's Theo Francis reports.
Survey: Job Seekers Unsure About Trump's Impact
Trump may have won partly on his promise to revitalize struggling industries, but a survey of job seekers suggests the majority of them are unsure about his ability to do so. Challenger Gray & Christmas's John Challenger joins us with the details.
President Obama's Economic Legacy
President Obama leaves office with stocks near record highs and 75 straight months of job creation but the economy is also plagued by slow wage growth and low productivity. WSJ's Josh Zumbrun joins us with a look at Obama's economic legacy.
Netflix Focuses on Growth, Shares Hit Highs
Netflix shares hit all-time highs after the media company reported fourth-quarter earnings that easily topped Wall Street expectations. The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried joins us in the studio.
Can the Housing Starts Surge Continue in 2017?
Housing starts rose 11.3% in December. But with higher interest rates on the horizon, can this surge continue? Economist Joel Naroff discusses the housing market, Fed rate hikes and housing under a President Trump.
Commerce Nominee Offers Preview of Trade Policy
Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, stresses stricter enforcement of trade rules as way to confront China and other countries. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf has the details.
Bud Light Revamps Ad Approach for Super Bowl
Anheuser-Busch InBev is reworking its Bud Light advertising and will use the Super Bowl to show off its new creative direction. Bud Light has suffered shrinking market share and sales. The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Vranica joins us in the studio.
Trump Least Popular New President in a Generation
A growing share of Americans disapprove of how Trump has handled his transition to the White House, with 48% viewing him in a negative light. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Zitner joins us from Washington with the latest WSJ / NBC News poll results.
Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, but Remains High
The National Association of Home Builders sentiment index slipped two points in January. But that followed December's level, which was an 11-year high. The NAHB's Paul Emrath notes builders remain confident, but rising mortgage rates are a concern.
GM confirms $1 Billion U.S. Investment Plan
General Motors has confirmed a plan to invest an extra one billion dollars in U.S. manufacturing. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias says it followed mounting pressure by President-elect Donald Trump.
U.S. Growth Forecast Gets a Trump-Inspired Boost
The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its U.S. economic growth forecasts for this year and next, according to the Wall Street Journal's Ian Talley. The IMF cited President-elect Donald Trump's plan to cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending.
Wal-Mart Touts Plan to Create Thousands of Jobs
Wal-Mart announced a plan to create around ten thousand jobs this year. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Nassauer says the jobs will come from previously planned store openings, store expansion and e-commerce.
Fed and Housing: What to Watch With the Economy
It's a holiday shortened week capped by the inauguration of a new president but it's still a busy one for the economy with lots going on with the Federal Reserve, plus consumer prices and housing data. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun reports.
'Drain the Swamp' vs. Let the Lobbying Begin
Wall Street Journal reporter Brody Mullins says lobbyists from a broad swath of industries have launched a push to advance their agendas. They're hoping for a friendly reception from Donald Trump, despite his past vow to "drain the swamp" in Washington.
As Crisis That Vexed Obama Fades, Trump to Benefit
President-elect Donald Trump could preside over longest economic recovery since World War II. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip joins us with his perspective from the Washington newsroom.
Market Wrap: Banks, Drugs, Autos, Trump
Financial stocks rose as the start of banks' earnings season reignited buying in the sector, plus auto stocks come under renewed selling pressure. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio.
Reaction to Earnings at Big Banks
The outlook for top U.S. banks is brightening but Wells Fargo is losing its title as the highest returning big bank and results at Bank of America are just lukewarm. The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Grocer joins us in the studio.
What Republicans Are Doing With the Health Law
Republican leaders say one of their top priorities is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the Republicans are moving forward, and the outcome could bring big changes to the health system. The WSJ's Stephanie Armour reports.
Gus Faucher: Holiday Retail Sales Okay, Not Great
Retail sales in December rose 0.6% mainly due to healthy auto sales. What does this say about consumers and the U.S. economy? Gus Faucher, deputy chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group, sizes up the news.
Probe Into FBI's Handling of Clinton Email Case
The Justice Department's inspector general will investigate whether the FBI's top leaders followed policies and procedures during the presidential race. The Wall Street Journal's Devlin Barrett has the details from Washington.
Apple's Plans for Original Content
Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says it's a move that could offset slowing sales of iPhones and iPads.
George Soros Lost Nearly $1 Billion After Election
Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump's surprise presidential election. The Wall Street Journal's Gregory Zuckerman has the details.
Retail Sector Update: More Job Cuts at Wal-Mart
As we learn how the retail sector fared over the holidays the world's largest retailer plans a thousand job cuts. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has those details, plus a look at Amazon, Jet and how brick and mortar stores are evolving.
What to Know About Rex Tillerson's Ties to Russia
The confirmation process continues for Trump's nominee for secretary of state. Much of the focus is on Rex Tillerson's business ties to Russia and his personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. WSJ's Bradley Olson reports.
Takeaways From Trump's Press Conference
President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference with reporters in several months covering issues including plans to handle any conflicts of interest, Russian hacking, Obamacare, and the Mexican border. WSJ's Shane Harris has the latest.
Russia Denies Dossier on Donald Trump
Russia has denied that it has compromising material on Donald Trump, calling a dossier of unsubstantiated claims an absolute fabrication. Laura Mills of the Wall Street Journal has the story from Moscow.
Higher Gas Prices Don't Worry Automakers
The Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson says automakers are playing down concerns about rising gas prices and they're rolling out more profitable SUV's and pickups.
No Honeymoon for Donald Trump
Newly-elected Presidents traditionally enjoyed a honeymoon period, during which even their opponents cut them some slack. But Donald Trump isn't getting one, and the Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook tells why.
The Limited: Latest Victim of a Changing Industry
Limited Stores is closing all of its stores as it looks for a buyer. The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Kapner says that like other apparel retailers, Limited struggled to adapt to a changing industry.
Small Business Owners Optimistic About Trump
A survey by the National Federation of Independent Business finds small business owners are the most optimistic they've been in 12 years. Bill Dunkelberg of the NFIB says respondents have high hopes that a Trump presidency will improve their business.
President Obama's Labor Market Record is Mixed
Wall Street Journal reporter Eric Morath says President Obama will leave office with a mixed legacy on the labor market. For example: millions of jobs created but mostly anemic wage growth.
Uber Agrees to Disclose Ridership Data
Uber has battled cities around the globe to keep its ridership data private. Greg Bensinger of the Wall Street Journal says the ride-sharing company has now agreed to make some of that data freely available on the Internet.
Fiat Chrysler Expands U.S. Investments
Ahead of the North American Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler announced plans to invest one billion dollars in two existing U.S. plants. The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll says this comes amid rising political pressure from Donald Trump.
Ford Rolls Out New F-150 Pickup
Ford is unveiling a slew of electric and hybrid vehicles at the North American Auto Show. Seven electrified vehicles will be released by 2020. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's President of the Americas, says Ford's also unveiling an upgraded F-150 pickup.
Economic Preview: Focus on Consumers and Retail
We get our first look at how the holiday shopping season went with new retail sales and consumer sentiment figures. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf provides context for the week ahead.
The Middle Seat: Expect Change in the Air in 2017
Wall Street Journal Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney says 2017 will offer big changes. He highlights what air travelers should expect.
Dow Flirts With 20,000 But Falls Short
The Dow came within a whisker of 20,000 on Friday, fueled by a solid jobs report showing wage growth. The S&P and Nasdaq notched fresh records. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Kuriloff joins us in studio to look at the week.
Automakers Showcase Cars With Virtual Assistants
First there was connecting the car to the smartphone. Now automakers are rushing to make the car talk back. We look at the race to bring virtual assistants into our daily lives with The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins and Geoffrey Fowler at CES.
Job Growth Slows; Wage Growth Picks Up
December job growth was a slower-than-expected 156 thousand jobs. But wage growth, at 2.9 percent year-over-year, was the strongest since 2009. Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo says the labor market is tightening to the point where wages are being bid up.
Battle With Trump Puts GM in Tough Spot
The president-elect's criticism of the auto maker's Mexican imports, leveled in a tweet, comes as it plans to lay off thousands of workers in two states pivotal to the Republican's November victory, reports The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias.
Pro-Business Stance Doesn't Guarantee Growth
Stock-market rally suggests renewed confidence, but how business acumen is applied is what matters in government says The Wall Street Journal's Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip.