The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will increase interest rates to a range of 1.50%-1.75%. Fed Chairman Jay Powell, in his first news conference, addressed topics such the number of interest rate increases expected this year, and whether wages are growing fast enough.
P.M. Edition for March 21: The Fed boosted short-term rates a quarter point and signaled three rate hikes for 2018. Plus, a soaring stock market and strong economy boosted compensation for corporate CEOs to record levels last year.
The Austin package bomber is dead. Median pay for CEOs at the U.S.'s largest companies reached an all-time high last year. Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine stepping down from day-to-day involvement with the division. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for March 21: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a nearly thee-week visit to the U.S. this week. But President Trump and the Saudi leader have several challenges ahead, as they seek to build a lasting partnership. The Wall Street Journal's Dion Nissenbaum has more.
The current scrutiny surrounding Facebook and the unauthorized use of users' data has, in Wall Street Journal Heard om the Street columnist Dan Gallagher's opinion, created a trust issue among the social media company's users and advertisers.
Laura and Alexa talk to the creators of the SXSW Westworld activation
The major U.S. indexes largely recovered from Monday's tech selloff on Tuesday. Cambridge Analytica has suspended its chief executive. And the Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
P.M. Edition for March 20: Facebook is facing new questions over its handling of user data, after the social media company said Cambridge Analytica improperly kept data it said it had deleted. The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau has more on the backlash against Facebook.
FBI investigating another explosion in Texas. This week's fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car could complicate passage of safety-related legislation. WSJ 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney says leave your pets at home when planning a flight. J.R. Whalen reports.
What we know about what Washington, Franklin and Hamilton may have sounded like.
In 1978, the Comedy Store gave female comedians a room of their own. Here’s the story of its complicated legacy.
A tech selloff on Wall Street led stocks to their worst day since the February correction on Monday. Aramco scales back its IPO plans. And the Federal Reserve begins its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for March 20: The Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in 2018, at its policy meeting this week. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos explains how the meeting will offer clues on the future of rate hikes in the years ahead.
The likelihood of several interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve means many banks are likely to raise their deposit rates on savings accounts and certificates of deposit. Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Rexrode explains why not all banks are likely to be on board.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the New York Times’ Marc Tracy to discuss UMBC. Deadspin’s Dom Cosentino comes on to talk about Kirk Cousins’ new contract. Plus: Dave Kindred on covering girls’ high school basketball.
Stocks had their worst day since the February correction on Monday, after a tech selloff led by Facebook. And Uber has temporarily suspended its self-driving car program, after a pedestrian was killed by a driverless vehicle. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
P.M. Edition for March 19: New home construction sits at its lowest level in 60 years, despite a healthy economy and historically-low unemployment rate. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto reports on what's fueling this new housing crisis.
Trump steps up attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Austin, Texas police investigation a fourth explosion. Congress racing to pass a spending bill before the Saturday deadline. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for March 19: The Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates for the first time this year. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf has more on the Fed's meeting and this week's economic news.
Baby Boomers and other older Americans have trillions of dollars in retirement funds saved up, but their own generosity can be responsible for their adult children draining their nest egg. Voya Financial's James Nichols offers advice for protecting your retirement savings.
This week we follow the money in the Mueller investigation and we talk with a former White House counsel under President Barack Obama about the relationship between presidents and their lawyers, and between this president and his lawyers.
Weekend Edition for March 17-18: Stocks advanced Friday but lost ground for the week. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani says investors were on edge over the uncertain political climate in Washington, and were looking ahead to the Fed's policy meeting.
Stocks advance Friday, but lose ground for the week. Nike forces out two top executives in two days over complaints about inappropriate workplace behavior. L.L. Bean cuts staff, eliminates bonuses. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for March 16: The government's suit to block AT&T's planned purchase of Time Warner will be heard by a federal judge starting Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall talks about the broad impact the antitrust case could have on other planned mergers.
President Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, have reached a truce. Members of the president's inner circle have connections to the U.S. steel industry. Authorities say a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami on Thursday was undergoing adjustments. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A look into industries you might not have thought of and the story of a mysterious ghost ship
Jayson De Leon has two things to start your day and they're all about lines – from Mueller looking into the Trump Organization to a judge reenforcing lines with two of Mueller's indictees.
We dive into Ava DuVernay’s latest. Then, a conversation with Bim Adewunmi and Antonia Cereijido about representations that made us feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Robert Mueller subpoenas the Trump Organization. The government's case challenging AT&T's attempted merger with Time Warner begins next week. And Friday's economic reports include the latest consumer sentiment data and new housing starts. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for March 16: With Toys "R" Us likely to close its remaining U.S. stores, toy makers like Hasbro and Mattel are facing potential shortfalls, along with the loss of an industry giant. The Wall Street Journal's Lillian Rizzo has more.
The Wall Street Journal's Alexander Osipovich says much of the trading action at the New York Stock Exchange has moved to the final minutes. A big reason is index funds, whose values depend on prices determined at the closing auction.
The key U.S. indexes ended mixed. Special counsel Mueller subpoenas documents from the Trump Organization. Blue Apron will start selling meal kits in stores. Long-term mortgage rates fall for the first time this year. Charlie Turner reports.
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Katherine Goldstein discuss failed voice lessons, resigning yourself to chicken nuggets, dude time, what to do about sexist cartoons, how to cope with friends with bad parenting technique, plus recommendations and more.
P.M. Edition for March 15: The Wall Street Journal says documents for the first time tie President Trump's holding company to the continuing effort to keep a former adult film star quiet. WSJ's Michael Rothfeld says this involves a lawyer at the Trump Organization.
The U.S. issues sanctions against Russia. New trade restrictions against China are under consideration. And the Trump Organization has been linked to efforts to silence a former adult-film actress. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
Toys 'R' Us says it's likely to close or sell its remaining U.S. stores. Four more automakers have been sued in connection with the nation's largest automotive recall. And the Commerce Department isn't likely to exempt U.S. businesses from new tariffs. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for March 15: This week marks ten years since the government bailed out investment bank Bear Stearns, one of the first banks to fall in the Great Recession. The Wall Street Journal's Justin Baer has more on the lessons learned since the crisis.
Google, following Facebook's lead, says it will ban all ads for cryptocurrencies and other speculative financial products across its advertising platforms beginning in June. Wall Street Journal tech reporter Douglas MacMillan explains.
A.M. Edition for March 14: Some retailers are tracking your returns, with the help of a third-party service. And if you make too many in a given period, there could be consequences. The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar explains.
March's relatively calm market performance on Wall Street as compared to February's periods of volatility could mislead some into thinking calmness is here to stay. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street deputy editor Spencer Jakab explains.
Stocks fell on Tuesday, after a selloff in tech stocks. Shares of Qualcomm fell nearly 5%. The consumer-price index rose .2% in February. And a hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange pays $435 million back to its customers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
P.M. Edition for March 13: Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state, and President Trump has picked Mike Pompeo, the current director of the CIA, to replace him. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender has more on what was behind the decision.
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Russia-linked assassinations, to centrifuges, to fake Bruce Willis news.
Investors are assessing their tolerance of risk in the face of increased market volatility, despite a strong February jobs report. Wall Street Journal reporter Riva Gold explains why this could be characterized the end of the 'Goldilocks' market.
Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis talk with Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley about the NCAA Tournament, Slate’s Jim Newell joins to talk about Tiger Woods’ comeback, and ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz assesses the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets.
Stocks closed mixed on Monday, with Boeing and Caterpillar dragging the Dow down with them. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May says it's "highly likely" Russia is behind last week's poison attack. And Dropbox sets its target valuation between $7 billion and $8 billion. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
It all comes down to this: After weeks of hard work and preparation, Faith, Bryn, and Erin will see if their cars have what it takes against hundreds of other Girl Scouts at regional competitions in San Gorgonio, Detroit, and Dallas.
P.M. Edition for March 12: The White House's plan for combatting gun violence in schools includes training teachers and school personnel to carry weapons "on a voluntary basis." It also creates a commission to study whether to raise the age limit to buy guns. The Wall Street Journal's Michael C. Bender has more.