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Earnings in Focus, Following a Turbulent Week

WSJ Your Money Briefing

The markets were dented this past week by a massive two-day selloff. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says that if upcoming earnings are strong, they could ease investor fears over higher interest rates.

5 Min

Oct 13, 2018

34 Min

Oct 12, 2018

Closing Bell Brief for Friday, October 12th

WSJ Minute Briefing

Stocks rally Friday from a bruising two-day selloff, capping a dismal week. Sears said to be inching closer to a deal with lenders, keeping it in business. Facebook says fewer users were hacked than originally thought. Charlie Turner reports.

1 Min

Oct 12, 2018

Michael Stalls North Carolina's Recovery from Florence

WSJ What’s News

P.M. Edition for October 12: Hurricane Michael roared into North Carolina, dumping around ten inches on a state trying to recover from Hurricane Florence. More from the Wall Street Journal's Valerie Bauerlein.

8 Min

Oct 12, 2018

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Oct 12, 2018
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U.S. stocks rebound Friday after the most volatile week in months. Turkey frees an American pastor, easing U.S. tensions. Hurricane Michael adds "insult to injury" for Florence-hit North Carolina. Tanya Bustos reports.

8 min
Oct 12, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 12th: Hundreds of McDonald's franchise operators want more information from the company, on how it plans to boost sales - as they're being asked to foot the bill for restaurant upgrades. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the details.

26 min
Oct 12, 2018
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Inc.’s Private Titans list, why Clif Bar will never go public and Taylor Swift's viral Instagram post

6 min
Oct 12, 2018
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A growing number of people are defaulting on loans taken against their 401(k) retirement accounts, with the loss amount nearly 3% of $7.8 trillion in 401(k) accounts. Wall Street Journal retirement reporter Anne Tergesen explains how workers leaving jobs before repaying loans is often the culprit.

1 min
Oct 12, 2018
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Friday brings earnings from big banks. U.S. stocks continued their decline on Thursday. Shoe startup Allbirds rises in valuation. And Walgreens is teaming up with LabCorp. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
Oct 11, 2018
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U.S. markets endured a second day of huge losses in a very volatile session. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says investors are bracing for more possible turmoil, as the third quarter earnings season begins.

1 min
Oct 11, 2018
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Stocks tumble again on the heels of Wednesday's huge selloff. More pain ahead for investors? Sears' major lenders want the retailer to liquidate. Charlie Turner reports.

34 min
Oct 11, 2018
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Obamacare premiums going down; Google security breach; Stock market troubles

6 min
Oct 11, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 11: Social Security recipients will see a 2.8 percent increase in their benefits next year. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says it's the largest cost-of-living adjustment in seven years.

1 min
Oct 11, 2018
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Remnants of Hurricane Michael head toward the Carolinas. President Trump will meet with China's Xi Jingping at November's G-20 summit. A failed booster launch forces a Russian rocket carrying an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to abort its flight. J.R. Whalen reports.

6 min
Oct 11, 2018
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Wednesday's stocks selloff was peculiar because of how investors did not react. Plus, as homeowners and businesses in Florida endure Hurricane Michael, pension funds and endowments could face a substantial financial hit as well. WSJ global investing editor Geoff Rogow explains.

1 min
Oct 11, 2018
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President Trump takes aim at the Fed, after stocks slide. Hurricane Michael becomes the most powerful storm to hit the Florida panhandle. And Newsweek's former parent company is charged with defrauding lenders. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
Oct 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 11th: The U.S. Justice Department has cleared the way for a merger between CVS and Aetna, clearing a major hurdle as the companies look to finalize their nearly $70 billion deal. The Wall Street Journal's Anna Wilde Mathews has the details.

6 min
Oct 10, 2018
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Special Edition: Markets plummeted Wednesday as rising bond yields continued to draw investors away from stocks. Art Hogan of B. Riley FBR explains the effect of higher yields on equities; he also doesn't foresee a full-fledged bear market because the economy is sound.

1 min
Oct 10, 2018
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Stocks nose-dived Wednesday. Tech shares were hardest hit with the Nasdaq losing more than four percent, its worst day in over two years. By one estimate, Hurricane Michael could cause more than 13 billion dollars damage. Charlie Turner reports.

5 min
Oct 10, 2018
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Special Edition: Stocks saw their biggest decline in more than seven months on Wednesday, following a broad retreat from technology stocks. The Dow fell more than 800 points - a decline of more than 3%. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn explains what happened.

35 min
Oct 10, 2018
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Experian PIN failure; Military moving scams; Mattress industry changing rapidly

7 min
Oct 10, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 10: We talk with the Wall Street Journal's Arian Campo-Flores about Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane ever to hit the Florida Panhandle.

1 min
Oct 10, 2018
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Hurricane Michael intensifies into a Category 4 storm. Sears hires a bankruptcy advisory firm as a debt repayment deadline approaches. U.S. lawmakers pressuring President Trump to scale back ties with Saudi Arabia. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Oct 10, 2018
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Wall Street Journal senior markets columnist James Mackintosh explains why stock investors should not feel spooked by the recent run-up in bond yields.

1 min
Oct 10, 2018
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Google appeals an EU fine. Justice Brett Kavanaugh hears his first cases on the Supreme Court. And McDonald's franchisees consider forming an advocacy group. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Oct 10, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 10th: Midterm election ads are in full swing. And an analysis by The Wall Street Journal finds Democrats are highlighting healthcare, above jobs and taxes. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Bykowicz has the details.

35 min
Oct 9, 2018
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Paying off a LOT of debt; New timeshare scam; Bank cyber attacks increasing

1 min
Oct 9, 2018
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A selloff in the materials sector dragged stocks down. The head of Goldman Sachs' fixed-income unit is retiring. Big banks are expected to report big profits on Friday. And Starbucks gets a boost from an activist investor. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Oct 9, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 9th: In a rare move for an oil company, Exxon Mobil has announced it's committing up to $1 million to a campaign backing a carbon tax. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has more on the oil giant's decision.

1 min
Oct 9, 2018
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley to resign. Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2 status as it moves toward Florida. Exxon Mobil committing $1 million to promote a tax on carbon emissions by corporations. J.R. Whalen reports.

6 min
Oct 9, 2018
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Although the White House and Congress have shifted the spotlight away from infrastructure projects, Wall Street Journal reporter Miriam Gottfried explains how private equity finds repairs of the nation's bridges and pipelines to be an attractive investment.

8 min
Oct 9, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 9th: The demise of Toys "R" Us is changing the retail landscape this holiday season. And analysts say last-minute shoppers could have a tougher time getting the hottest items. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Ziobro has the details.

1 min
Oct 9, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh says his confirmation process was "contentious and emotional." Fox hires Hope Hicks. And Pakistan is seeking a bailout. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Oct 8, 2018
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A selloff in tech shares dragged U.S. stocks down. Shares of Google fell, after it was revealed that the company failed to disclose a data exposure. There are fears of risks building in emerging markets. And infrastructure investment is on the rise. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

35 min
Oct 8, 2018
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Retail rewards; not going to college; E sim cards

8 min
Oct 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 8th: The battle over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is in the spotlight in the run-up to the midterms, with both parties seizing on the strong emotions ignited by the newest Supreme Court justice. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook has the details.

1 min
Oct 8, 2018
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U.S.-China trade talks become tense over North Korea. Investigators search for clues in a limousine crash that killed 20 people near Albany, N.Y. A pair of Americans will share the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. J.R. Whalen reports.

9 min
Oct 8, 2018
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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has ramped up its regulation and enforcement of cryptocurrency fraud and other related crimes in the past year. Wall Street Journal reporter Gabriel Rubin explains how cryptocurrency oversight is one component of the commission's (and the SEC's) body of work.

6 min
Oct 8, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 8th: This week brings a lighter economic calendar than the first full week of October, but it picks up midweek with the producer and consumer price indexes, plus consumer sentiment. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry has the details.

1 min
Oct 8, 2018
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The Supreme Court has a new member. Big banks report their earnings this week. The economic calendar brings key gauges of inflation. And the Pentagon is auditing its supply chains. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

9 min
Oct 6, 2018
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, with 50 in favor and 48 opposing. The Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes has more on the contentious nomination process and what comes next.

13 min
Oct 6, 2018
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SPECIAL: Clark and his 13 year old son Grant talk tech advice

6 min
Oct 6, 2018
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Stocks suffered a big two-day selloff Thursday and Friday, hurt by rising bond yields. Volatility returned to the markets. That's expected to continue, according to the Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch.

1 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Stocks fall sharply, as rising bond yields offset mostly good employment news. Brett Kavanaugh appears to have enough Senate votes to be confirmed as Supreme Court justice. Consumer borrowing picks up. Charlie Turner reports.

35 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Clark Stinks; Micro hotels work for Millennials

7 min
Oct 5, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 5: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination advances toward a final vote. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath talks about September's employment report, which saw slower hiring but the jobless rate falling to 3.7 percent.

1 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Recent U.S. trade deals cause foreign car makers to consider moving operations to North America. Toyota recalling 2.4 million vehicles to fix a problem in the hybrid system. The Mattress Firm company filing for bankruptcy. J.R. Whalen reports.

5 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Special Edition for October 5: Analysis of the September employment report. Employers added 134,000 jobs to the U.S. economy, and the unemployment rate ticked lower to 3.7%, the lowest in 49 years. PNC Financial Services Group's Gus Faucher explains the tightness of the labor market, and how recent trade deals could impact future hiring.

1 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Employers added 134,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in September, below Wall Street's projections, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%. J.R. Whalen reports.

29 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Amazon raising its minimum wage, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's new book and the "Shark Tank Effect"

5 min
Oct 5, 2018
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While some on Wall Street predict a stock market pullback after November's midterm elections, Wall Street Journal markets reporter Allison Prang explains why historical data (and current economic conditions) point to a different market response.

8 min
Oct 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 5th: It's been three weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, and although most of the floodwaters have receded, many residents are still struggling. The Wall Street Journal's Valerie Bauerlein has an update.

1 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Democrats are split on a key issue heading into the midterms. The nation's largest tire distributor files for bankruptcy. And Walgreens takes a minority stake in Birchbox. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

1 min
Oct 4, 2018
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Stocks fall sharply, hit by rising bond yields. Tronc changes its name back to Tribune. Mark Cuban reportedly convinced Elon Musk to settle with the SEC. And Musk appears to have mocked the SEC in a new tweet. Charlie Turner reports.

35 min
Oct 4, 2018
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Solar in Puerto Rico; Ticketmaster ripoff; Cell phone plan changes

7 min
Oct 4, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 4: The White House says it's found no support in the FBI probe for claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. More from the Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus.

1 min
Oct 4, 2018
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Senator begin reviewing the FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Campbell Soup Co. is in talks to sell its fresh-foods business. Seven Russian military officers indicted for a series of alleged cyberattacks. J.R. Whalen reports.

4 min
Oct 4, 2018
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Amazon's decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour could spell trouble for competitors looking to ramp up their holiday season worker ranks. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Elizabeth Winkler explains.

1 min
Oct 4, 2018
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Costco and Constellation Brands report earnings. iHeartMedia invests in High Times. Shopping mall vacancies reach a seven-year high. And Papa John's activist investor wants the company to renew its focus on pizza. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Oct 4, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 4th: More robots will be helping out in retail this holiday season, performing tasks that include sorting and checking inventory. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Smith has the details.

35 min
Oct 3, 2018
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Holiday hiring; Moviepass mega bungle; Suze Orman makes silly retirement remarks

1 min
Oct 3, 2018
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Make it five wins in a row and another record for the Dow. Barnes & Noble is exploring a sale. CBS disciplines a top executive accused of workplace misconduct. Verizon confirms severance offers to 44 thousand workers. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
Oct 3, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 3: Despite President Trump's tough trade stance, his new "America First" trade agreement has limits. That's because it faced resistance from lawmakers, business and Canada, according to the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip.

1 min
Oct 3, 2018
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Honda invests in GM's self-driving car unit. Ebay accuses Amazon of poaching sellers through its messaging system. The activist investor in Papa John's wants management to call a truce with its founder. J.R. Whalen reports.

7 min
Oct 3, 2018
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The Federal Reserve is considering a revamp of the rules that govern and define big banks. Wall Street Journal financial regulation reporter Ryan Tracy explains how it is part of the Trump administration's effort to scale back what it deems overreaching banking rules.

9 min
Oct 3, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 3rd: Regulators are growing more concerned with manipulation in cryptocurrencies. One of the threats is automated trading programs, or bots, that can manipulate prices and currently operate largely unchecked. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna has the details.

1 min
Oct 3, 2018
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FEMA tests the presidential alert system. Tencent files to go public in the U.S. And Facebook announces changes to combat bullying. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

35 min
Oct 2, 2018
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Facebook data breach; Bogus travel insurance; Amazing food tracking techniques

1 min
Oct 2, 2018
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The Dow hits an intraday record. The votes of three GOP senators remain in question. The Federal Reserve is rethinking how it defines big banks. And PepsiCo reports growth in beverage sales. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Oct 2, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal has learned that President Trump directed his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, to seek a restraining order against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels back in February, after learning that she was planning to talk about an alleged affair with the president, in violation of a non-disclosure agreement. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Palazzolo has the latest details.

1 min
Oct 2, 2018
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Amazon raising the minimum wage for its warehouse workers. Senate Majority Leader McConnell plans a vote on Brett Kavanaugh this week. President Trump directed an effort to stop Stormy Daniels from publicly describing an alleged sexual affair with him. J.R. Whalen reports.

5 min
Oct 2, 2018
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U.S. stocks and bond yields jumped at the start of the fourth quarter after the U.S. and Canada reached a last-minute deal to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains sectors that are affected by ongoing trade tensions with China.

1 min
Oct 2, 2018
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Tuesday brings motor vehicle sales, plus earnings from PepsiCo, and Uniqlo's parent company. The new Nafta deal leaves steel and aluminum tariffs in place. And big banks are being warned of potential cyberattacks. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
Oct 2, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 2nd: As part of a settlement reached with securities regulators over the weekend, Elon Musk will step down as chairman of Tesla, but remain the company's CEO. The settlement sent Tesla shares soaring more than 17% on Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the details on what the settlement means for Musk and the company.

35 min
Oct 1, 2018
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Thawing credit getting easier; Spam cell phone calls; Great online banks

1 min
Oct 1, 2018
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U.S. stocks get a boost from the new Nafta deal. Shares of Tesla soar, as Elon Musk remains CEO. General Electric ousts its CEO. And the head of Pfizer is stepping aside at the end of the year. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
Oct 1, 2018
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P.M. Edition for October 1st: The U.S. and Canada reached a last-minute trade deal on Sunday, allowing Canada to join the U.S. and Mexico in a re-write of Nafta. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Schlesinger has the details.

1 min
Oct 1, 2018
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General Electric ousts CEO John Flannery after a year on the job. The U.S. and Canada reach a new trade deal. Tesla founder Elon Musk settles with the SEC, and must relinquish his chairman post but can retain the CEO title. J.R. Whalen reports.

6 min
Oct 1, 2018
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The IRS is expected to release details saying meal expenses involving business clients will once again, in most cases, be 50% deductible. But Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders says that will not apply to entertainment expenses.

7 min
Oct 1, 2018
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A.M. Edition for October 1st: The first week of October brings the latest jobs report, plus new data on the manufacturing sector. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath has the details on the economic data out this week.

1 min
Oct 1, 2018
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House panel releases new details on its Russia probe. Hurricane Florence's impact on the labor market. The coming week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.