This episode of Whistlestop travels back to mid September, 1955 when a briefly secret Presidential heart attack changed the relationship between the press and the Presidency.
P.M. Edition for October 18th: President Trump tweeted that he now opposes a bipartisan agreement on health subsidies after earlier expressing support. Plus, Amazon reaches a delivery deal with major apartment landlords.
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Noah Baumbach's film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), the true-crime parody American Vandal, and the New York Times Magazine's article about teenage anxiety.
A.M. Edition for October 18th: Two senators reached a bipartisan deal to keep health care subsidy payments flowing to insurers. Plus, how Netflix needs to keep feeding the beast known as subscriber growth.
Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani outlines keys to what's driven the Dow Jones Industrial Average to repeated records, and what traders fear could spook Wall Street.
What Weinstein fallout tells us about how we respond to sexual harassment and assault.
Velma Davis bought her first house when she was 26 years-old. Although it would’ve been hard to know it then, Davis – a first-generation college graduate in the throes of the Civil Rights Movement – was on her way to amassing life-changing wealth.
The Dow briefly tops 23 thousand, still closing at a record. Senators reach a bipartisan deal to keep health subsidy payments flowing. A judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban. IBM's earnings top estimates. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for October 17th: Former DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg blasted Harvey Weinstein over the latter's treatment of women, calling Weinstein "a monster." Plus, GM plans to test self-driving cars in New York City.
A.M. Edition for October 17th: President Trump and Janet Yellen will meet Thursday to discuss a possible second term as Federal Reserve chair. Plus, the Equifax hack reveals problems with hard-to-replace Social Security numbers.
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains how the mortgage interest tax deduction could be eliminated under the proposed tax overhaul, but how homeowners could still enjoy a tax benefit.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance. They’re also joined by Evan Drellich to talk about Houston Astros star Jose Altuve, and by Caitlin Murray for a conversation about the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team.
Josh Voorhees has a trio of quick hits for you: Colin Kaepernick sues the NFL, Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in military court, and we all are learn just how close we were to saying the words Vice President Chris Christie.
P.M. Edition for October 16th: In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's ouster, Weinstein Co. is in talks to be taken private. Plus, Congress resumes talks on reforming health care, following President Trump's decision to cancel subsidy payments to insurers.
A.M. Edition for October 16th: Third quarter earnings pour out this week. And food retailers are bottling and processing their own milk. Kroger has its own dairy processing plant and Wal-Mart plans to open its own next year.
Jacob Brogan sits down with Jared Smith, one of the co-owners of Big Planet Comics in Washington DC. They discuss the day to day business of interacting with customers, managerial responsibilities, and running a small business.
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Weekend Edition for October 14-15: Another up week for stocks; the Dow and S&P are both on a five-week winning streak. And the Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews the upcoming week's economic data, some of which may have been impacted by hurricanes.
Stocks end higher, with the Nasdaq closing at a new high. Weinstein Co. reportedly explores a sale or shutdown. How might President Trump's action on the Iran nuclear deal affect firms investing in that country? Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for October 13th: President Donald Trump plans to end federal cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers. Plus, Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib says GOP lawmakers may move away from eliminating the federal deduction on state and local income taxes.
A.M. Edition for Friday, October 13th: On the heels of the Equifax data breach, Congress is poised to overhaul credit-reporting agencies. Plus, General Motors plans to idle a factory. Also, would you wear a $3,500 backpack?
A data dive shows different types of planes within airline fleets have varying records for on-time arrivals and cancellations. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney breaks down how you can better get to your destination on time.
Stocks fall as banks kick off earnings. An executive order directs federal agencies to pursue sweeping changes to the health-care system. Plus, House Republicans offer to keep part of the deduction for state and local taxes. Jennifer Strong reports.
P.M. Edition for October 12th: AT&T saw its third straight quarterly video subscriber loss. The Wall Street Journals Drew FitzGerald explains how the company is hoping to curb the outflow of customers. Plus, another data breach hits U.S. weapons systems information.
BlackRock's Bob Miller joins MoneyBeat to break down the minutes from the Fed's September meeting, what it means for inflation expectations, and its overall impact on economic outlook.
Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth talk to Elissa Strauss about her article in Elle, "The Leftover Embryo Crisis", answer a question about dealing with friends whose kids don't get along with their kids, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.
A.M. Edition for October 12th: Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Russia has converted the Kaspersky antivirus software into a spying tool. And the White House is proposing changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Investors often earn tidy profits from spun-off companies. The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried explains why some spin-offs, however, do poorly versus the broader market. She also explains why some large corporations choose not to spin off components as separate companies.
P.M. Edition for October 11th: Minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting signal the Fed's on track to raise interest rates before year-end, despite weak inflation. And Apple teams up with Steven Spielberg's production company to create original video content.
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Isaac Butler discuss Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, catch up on Amazon's Transparent, and discuss the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Traditional retailers are expected to have another frosty holiday season as consumer continue to purchase online. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn explains how investors are shorting brick-and-mortar retailers, and why some are even placing bearish bets against online giant Amazon.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin discuss Jemele Hill, Jerry Jones, and Donald Trump with the Ringer’s Bryan Curtis. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan also joins to discuss the baseball playoffs, and Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers talks about Iceland’s World Cup dreams.
With activist investor Nelson Peltz rejecting the narrow loss of a board seat at Procter & Gamble, Moneybeat takes bets on what happens next. Then, a look at whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk can really deliver on his big Model 3 promises.
P.M. Edition for October 10th: Pfizer says it may explore a sale or spinoff of the unit that makes Advil and Centrum. Plus, we talk with the Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth, who's reporting from the scene of massive wildfires in Northern California.
A.M. Edition for October 10th: First it was Facebook; now Google says ads tied to Russian-linked entities ran on its platform. Plus, a lot of military doctors and nurses are polishing their skills in trauma wards of U.S. big-city hospitals.
P.M. Edition for October 9th: President Donald Trump is set to issue an executive order on health care. And Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Meckler talks about the president's wish list on immigration.
A.M. Edition for October 9th: Several of General Electric's top executives are leaving the company in a high-profile shake-up. Plus, political parties are working to reclaim voters. The Wall Street Journal's Dante Chinni joins us with the details.
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders answers reader and listener questions about the Republican tax reform proposal. She covers topics such as property taxes, alimony deductions, and an extra standard deduction for older Americans.
First, the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry previews the week's economic calendar with a look at what's expected from the Fed and new inflation data. Then, Aaron Lucchetti and Rachel Louise Ensign break down a big week of earnings for Big Banks.
Jacob talks to cartoonist Benjamin Frisch, the author of the graphic novel The Fun Family, who also happens to be the producer of this season of Working.
Major indexes and U.S. government bond prices edged lower after data showed the labor market lost jobs for the first time in seven years. Plus, a look at what to watch next week with the economy. WSJ's Akane Otani and Harriet Torry have the details.
First, Liz Hoffman joins Stephen Grocer and Erik Holm to discuss what Wall Street exec Greg Fleming's role as CEO of Rockefeller & Co. means for the 135-year-old family office -- as well as big banks. Then, Ben Eisen and Akane Otani talk what the S&P 500's latest streak means for an uncertain market.