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Top Stories for Friday, September 1st

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Widespread support on Capitol Hill for Hurricane Harvey relief aid could help ease passage of high-stakes fiscal legislation. WSJ's Kate Davidson joins us with the latest. Plus, a closer look at the jobs report, gas prices and hiring at Amazon.

6 Min

Sep 1, 2017

Top Stories for Tuesday, August 29th

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The Wall Street Journal's Seoul bureau chief, Jonathan Cheng, talks about North Korea's missile launch over Japan. Plus, Texas braces for more rainfall from Harvey.

6 Min

Aug 29, 2017

What to Watch for Monday, August 28th

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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Parkin will tell us why times are tough in the chicken wing business. Plus, the August jobs report tops a very busy week on the economic calendar.

5 Min

Aug 28, 2017

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5 min
Aug 25, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Plus, Samsung's leader is sentenced to prison.

6 min
Aug 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's future. And WSJ executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about the implications of President Trump's threat to shut down the government.

6 min
Aug 23, 2017
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It's a tight labor market, so why is wage growth still sluggish? We'll talk about it with the Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath. Plus, Verizon throttles back on video quality.

7 min
Aug 21, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmanns on whether the fractured alliance between President Trump and corporate CEO's can be mended. Plus, WSJ's J.R. Whalen reports on the total eclipse.

5 min
Aug 20, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell previews the upcoming week's economic schedule. It's highlighted by home sales reports and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming symposium.

7 min
Aug 19, 2017
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Stocks lost ground Friday, ending lower for a second straight week. Amid the turmoil in Washington, Corrie Driebusch of the Wall Street Journal says investors didn't want to go into the week with risk on their plate.

5 min
Aug 18, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on what we can learn from the terror attacks in Spain. Plus, the ACLU takes a tougher stance on armed protests.

6 min
Aug 16, 2017
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Home prices took a big jump in the second quarter. We'll discuss reasons for the rise with Lawrence Yun of the National Association of Realtors. Plus, President Trump says he's disbanding two advisory councils.

6 min
Aug 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels talks about regulators' moves to loosen financial rules. Plus, President Trump's move to ramp up trade pressure on China.

6 min
Aug 14, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold talks about the nation's top military officer's role in the tensions between the US and North Korea. Plus, Merck's chief quits President Trump's manufacturing advisory council.

7 min
Aug 13, 2017
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July retail sales, housing starts and Fed minutes highlight this week's economic calendar. A preview from Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Ben Leubsdorf.

7 min
Aug 12, 2017
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Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, as well as some poor earnings, led to weekly drops for the major stock averages. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says disappointing earnings were as much a factor as geopolitics.

6 min
Aug 11, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Mark Maremont talks about the FBI uncovering an ISIS-run financial network allegedly involving eBay. Plus, how much does President Trump's tough talk on North Korea mean for financial markets?

6 min
Aug 11, 2017
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Amid US/North Korea tensions, the Wall Street Journal's Paul Sonne tells us that the US has been revamping its nuclear arsenal. Plus, experts don't expect another Fed rate hike for a few months.

6 min
Aug 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge talks about the struggles of Dean Foods, the nation's top milk supplier. Plus, Tesla's new truck.

6 min
Aug 9, 2017
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A new report contains a more upbeat forecast for the U.S. economy. We'll talk with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Hannon, who's in London. Plus, Donald Trump's warning and Walt Disney's streaming.

4 min
Aug 8, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about how effective the latest sanctions against North Korea could be. Plus, Google's firing of an employee over a controversial memo.

6 min
Aug 7, 2017
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Consumer prices, productivity and trade. Join us for a look at what economists will be watching for this week with the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins us from Washington.

5 min
Aug 5, 2017
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved higher for a second week after the monthly jobs report showed employers continued hiring at a healthy rate. The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar has the details.

5 min
Aug 4, 2017
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity. The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau has the latest details.

6 min
Aug 4, 2017
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Is "artificial intelligence" the death knell for middle-class jobs? Our chief economics commentator joins us with a look. Plus, a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections and one more crisis for Uber.

6 min
Aug 3, 2017
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AutoTrader's Michelle Krebs discusses Tesla's better-than-expected quarterly results and says the carmaker needs a flawless launch of its Model 3. Plus, what's next for stocks following Dow 22K?

6 min
Aug 2, 2017
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Dow 22k. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen talks about the rapid rise of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which hit 22,000 for the first time on Wednesday. Plus, President Trump signs a Russian sanctions bill into law.

6 min
Aug 2, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle talks about Apple's strong earnings quarter. He tells us what, if anything, Apple CEO Tim Cook said about the upcoming iPhone. Plus, Christopher Wray wins Senate confirmation to be the next FBI Director.

6 min
Aug 1, 2017
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Before becoming White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci agreed to sell a controlling stake in his hedge-fund. The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland talks about where Scaramucci might end up. Plus, Senate Democrats and their demands on tax reform.

6 min
Aug 1, 2017
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U.S. companies are expected to post their second straight quarter of double-digit profit growth. That's even though initiatives from Washington including tax reform and infrastructure spending have stalled. Joining us is Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Theo Francis.

6 min
Jul 31, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts talks about automakers revamping car designs to try to win back buyers. Plus, Anthony Scaramucci is out after just ten days as White House communications director.

6 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Russian president Vladimir Putin says the US will have to cut its diplomatic corps in Russia by 755, or more than half. It's in retaliation for new sanctions measures against Russia passed by Congress. The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Grove joins us from Moscow.

5 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Republicans want to deliver a major legislative victory before the country heads to the ballot box next year. At this point tax reform looks like the most likely way to achieve that, but how? WSJ's Richard Rubin reports from Washington.

5 min
Jul 29, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at how quarterly earnings moved the market this week. Plus, what's happening with tech and energy shares, as well as the dollar.

5 min
Jul 28, 2017
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The U.S. economy glides back to a steady, modest growth path. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from Washington with the details. Plus, the latest on healthcare, Tesla, and shrimp farming in Minnesota.

5 min
Jul 28, 2017
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The Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act collapsed after a slimmed-down Senate measure to pare back selected pieces of the 2010 health-care law failed. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson joins us from Capitol Hill.

5 min
Jul 28, 2017
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As jobless rate declines, employers increasingly find qualified workers among recently released prisoners. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott has the story from Washington.

6 min
Jul 27, 2017
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Foxconn, which helped turn China into the center of electronics manufacturing, will build display panels used in televisions and other products in Wisconsin. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle joins us from San Francisco with context.

6 min
Jul 27, 2017
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The Senate's marathon series of amendment votes on health care may culminate in the consideration of a scaled-back repeal of the Affordable Care Act says WSJ's Michelle Hackman. Plus, ex-convicts are helping companies fill the need for skilled labor.

6 min
Jul 27, 2017
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Senator John McCain returned to the Senate this week following brain surgery. After he cast a procedural vote to debate health reform, McCain called for a return to Senate bipartisanship he said was badly needed. Joining us is the Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes.

5 min
Jul 26, 2017
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The Federal Reserve made no move on interest rates and indicated that it would start shrinking its massive bond portfolio "relatively soon." The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says that means the Fed could start the process soon after the September policy meeting.

4 min
Jul 26, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib talks about President Trump's criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Plus, Trump's plan to bar transgender people from serving in the military.

7 min
Jul 26, 2017
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In an exclusive Wall Street Journal interview Tuesday, President Trump talked about a tax break for the middle class and repeated his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Joining us is Wall Street Journal White House reporter Mike Bender.

5 min
Jul 26, 2017
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More big companies have reduced or ended the practice of remote-work arrangements. John Simons of the Wall Street Journal says companies are bringing back workers to the office because managers want more collaboration and more control over the workday.

7 min
Jul 26, 2017
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Despite pressure by President Trump on automakers to build more cars in the U.S., companies have sharply boosted vehicle production in Mexico. The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll explains.

6 min
Jul 25, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Paul Beckett talks about our interview with President Trump. We have excerpts from the exclusive interview. Plus, the Senate votes to debate healthcare reform.

5 min
Jul 25, 2017
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The growth in U.S. home prices remained strong in the spring. The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose 5.6 percent in May to another record. David Blitzer of S&P Dow Jones Indices says the strongest home price growth is still in the West.

6 min
Jul 24, 2017
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Jared Kushner met with the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris said Kushner detailed meetings with Russian officials, including one previously undisclosed encounter. Kushner denied any collusion with Russia.

5 min
Jul 24, 2017
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PNC's Bill Stone previews the week, which includes a Fed meeting, some important earnings and economic readings. Plus, Jared Kusher talks to a Senate panel.

6 min
Jul 24, 2017
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Big investors are transforming suburban neighborhoods by buying up single-family homes and renting them out. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Dezember and Laura Kusisto join us in the studio with the details.

6 min
Jul 23, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from our newsroom in Washington with a look at what to watch this week with the economy.

5 min
Jul 22, 2017
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The S&P 500 edged lower Friday but posted a weekly gain as corporate earnings continued to drive some of the biggest moves. The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar joins us in the studio with a look at Wall Street this week.

5 min
Jul 21, 2017
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The U.S. will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea except in the case of humanitarian aid workers, citing growing risks to Americans who venture into the country. The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng joins us from Seoul.

5 min
Jul 21, 2017
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned over objections that President Donald Trump hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. Wall Street Journal White House Reporter Michael Bender joins us with the details.

6 min
Jul 21, 2017
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns, the State Department bans travel to North Korea, and two of the world's largest online marketplaces for criminal goods have been shut down. WSJ's Robert McMillan joins us from San Francisco.

6 min
Jul 21, 2017
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A tighter labor market appears to be leading to better pay for workers making the least. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins us with the details from Washington.

5 min
Jul 20, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 20, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 20, 2017
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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?

4 min
Jul 19, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 19, 2017
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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.

7 min
Jul 19, 2017
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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.

7 min
Jul 18, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 18, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 18, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 17, 2017
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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

6 min
Jul 17, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 17, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 16, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 14, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 14, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 14, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 13, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 13, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 13, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 13, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 12, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 12, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 11, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 11, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 11, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 10, 2017
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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.

7 min
Jul 10, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 10, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 9, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 8, 2017
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Another 'Spider-Man' movie is swinging into theaters. Plus, Apple expands its bet on privacy technology and "initial coin offerings" heat up.

4 min
Jul 8, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 7, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 7, 2017
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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.

4 min
Jul 7, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 6, 2017
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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.

4 min
Jul 6, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 6, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 5, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 5, 2017
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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.

3 min
Jul 4, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 3, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 3, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jul 3, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jul 3, 2017
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"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.

5 min
Jul 2, 2017
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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.

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