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Top stories. Timely insights. Mirrored after the popular WSJ column, get updates twice daily for your commute as our journalists cover world events, business, politics, markets and the economy.

Episodios

  • Trump Social-Media SPAC Shares Soar

    22/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 22. This week, a blank-check company known as Digital World Acquisition Corp. announced it would be merging with a new media company backed by former President Donald Trump. And shares skyrocketed - trading as high as $175 on Thursday. Markets reporter Amrith Ramkumar joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the venture - and the risks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Democratic Voters Want Biden's Big Spending Bill

    22/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 22. President Biden says Democrats are moving closer to an agreement on their $3.5 trillion social-policy bill. This as Democrats continue to pare the bill back to get all 50 of their senators on board. But as WSJ's Eliza Collins explains, most Democratic voters are backing an increase in government spending and they want the bill to pass soon. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why United Gave Up Trying to Predict the Travel Rebound

    21/10/2021 Duración: 15min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 21. The pandemic upended air travel and last year carriers tried to come up with plans to make it through. United Airlines came to an unconventional conclusion - that it couldn't predict when, or even if, air travel would rebound. Reporter Alison Sider joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on how that strategy worked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Amid a Surge in Covid-19 Cases, U.K. Holds Off on Restrictions

    21/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 21. Daily coronavirus infections have risen above 40.000 in the U.K., outstripping European neighbors. But as WSJ's Denise Roland explains, the government isn't looking to implement restrictions like social distancing and mask-wearing again. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Vaccine Mandate Deadlines Loom for Public Workers

    20/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 20. The FDA authorizes Covid-19 boosters from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and says people can mix and match the shots. Plus, New York City expands its vaccine mandate for all public employees, joining a growing number of local and state governments requiring inoculations. Reporter Jimmy Vielkind joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how workers are responding. Correction: Tesla posted a third straight record quarterly profit on Wednesday. An earlier version of this podcast said it was the third straight quarterly profit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Poor Nations Asking For Trillions to Reach Climate Deal

    20/10/2021 Duración: 15min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 20. Leaders gathering in Glasgow for COP26 are hoping to strike a deal that will keep the climate targets of the Paris agreement within reach. But as WSJ's Matthew Dalton explains, the price for getting developing nations on board has skyrocketed. And WeWork is once again trying to go public. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff discusses the company's SPAC plans and its new, lower valuation. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Are Corporate Boards Heeding Pressure to Diversify?

    19/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 19. The newest class of corporate directors at U.S. public companies is the most diverse yet. But the gains have been uneven across the board. Business reporter Emily Glazer joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why Spending $3.5 Trillion May Not Boost Growth

    19/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 19. Democrats are still trying to move two massive spending bills through Congress. But as WSJ's John McCormick explains, spending $3.5 trillion on soft infrastructure may not be the boon to economic growth that Democrats are hoping for. Former President Donald Trump is suing to block the release of White House records as part of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot investigation. And Texas passes a new congressional map bolstering the GOP and decreasing political representation for growing minorities. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Unions Leverage Their Strength in Tight Labor Market

    18/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 18. Last week, workers at Deere held a walkout, the first in more than three decades. And this weekend, Hollywood narrowly averted a production shutdown. Are labor unions having a moment? Reporter Jesse Newman joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • China's Slowdown Suggests Recovery Is Losing Steam

    18/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 18. As China's third-quarter growth numbers disappoint, WSJ's James Willhite tells us what drove the slowdown. Congressional lawmakers question whether Amazon executives misled Congress. Facebook is set to hire 10,000 workers in the EU for its metaverse. And WSJ's Nick Timiraos explains why progressive Democrats are opposing a second term for Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Introducing Bad Bets

    16/10/2021 Duración: 30min

    Bad Bets is a new podcast series from The Wall Street Journal that unravels big-business dramas that have had a big impact on our world. This season, we're delving into Enron. In 2001, energy company Enron was at the height of its power. Then, out of the blue, CEO Jeffrey Skilling resigned-just six months after he took the reins of a company he had helped turn into an innovation machine. Why? In this episode, we dive into the first cracks in the Enron facade. John Emshwiller is the host of this season of Bad Bets. John and his Journal colleague Rebecca Smith did the original reporting on which this season is based. Bad Bets is a production of The Wall Street Journal. This season was produced in collaboration with Neon Hum Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Afghan Evacuees Adjust to Life on U.S. Military Bases

    15/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 15. Thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan are temporarily living on military bases in the U.S., as they await permanent resettlement. Midwest correspondent Ben Kesling joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on life at Wisconsin's Fort McCoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • America's Missing Workers

    15/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 15. The worker shortage that emerged from the pandemic could be permanent. WSJ's Lauren Weber tells us what is driving the exodus. A former Boeing pilot is indicted for allegedly lying about the automated system blamed for the 737 MAX crashes. A judge says the Texas abortion law can remain in effect. Plus, former President Bill Clinton is admitted to hospital. And WSJ's Rochelle Toplensky talks retail as Macy's is urged to spin off its profitable e-commerce unit. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How a Secret 'Glory Gate' Helped Afghan Evacuees Escape

    14/10/2021 Duración: 15min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 14. In the final days of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, images emerged of crowded and chaotic scenes at the Kabul airport, as thousands tried to flee the country. But a secret back door emerged, helping many evade the Taliban and escape. WSJ foreign-affairs reporter Jessica Donati joins host Annmarie Fertoli with the story of "Glory Gate." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • U.S. Vows to Address Havana Syndrome Attack

    14/10/2021 Duración: 15min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 14. Amid a reported attack on five American families connected to the U.S. Embassy in Colombia, WSJ's Vivian Salama tells us what we know about the mysterious neurological ailment known as Havana Syndrome. The WHO creates a new, bigger team to investigate the origins of Covid-19. Plus, Hollywood faces another strike that could put production at a near standstill. And WSJ's David Benoit explains why banks in this earnings season are positive about the future. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Social Security Recipients to Get Big Benefit Boost in 2022

    13/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 13. Next year, seniors and other Social Security recipients will see their benefits go up by 5.9%, the largest increase in 40 years. But with inflation rising, will that cost-of-living boost be enough? WSJ labor economics and policy reporter Eric Morath joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Is Carbon Capture Undermining the Case for Fewer Emissions?

    13/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 13. As big energy companies tout 'carbon-neutral' oil and gas, WSJ's Dieter Holger discusses what this means for efforts to burn less fossil fuel. The U.S. will open its land borders for nonessential travel by vaccinated people. Plus, Social Security is set to rise the most in 40 years in a bid to combat the impact of soaring inflation. And WSJ's Alex Frangos weighs in on the third-quarter earnings season. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Biden Administration Aims to Protect Immigrants From Employer Abuses

    12/10/2021 Duración: 11min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 12. The Biden administration is considering a proposal that would protect immigrants without work authorization from being deported, if they report an abusive employer. Immigration reporter Michelle Hackman joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the proposal fits into the administration's broader immigration policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Is Bitcoin Worthless?

    12/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    A.M. Edition for Oct. 12. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff discusses the value of cryptocurrencies as JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon calls bitcoin worthless. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans Covid-19 vaccine mandates for people working in the state. Plus, California begins an investigation into the causes of the oil spill. And WSJ's Brent Kendall on the big businesses the Justice Department is taking aim at. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Democrats Struggle to Unify on Spending

    11/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    P.M. Edition for Oct. 11. Democrats in Washington are trying to work out an agreement on a $3.5 trillion spending bill that covers everything from education to climate change. But they're not just getting pushback from Republicans. Democratic progressives and centrists are wrangling over the size of the package and the price tag. Politics reporter Eliza Collins joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices