P.M. Edition for August 17: President Trump has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to look into scaling back how often companies report their results - from quarterly, to every six months. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Michael Rapoport has the details.
Behind the scenes of CNBC's The Profit and the totally surprising backstory of the focus group.
A.M. Edition for August 17: The decision to add a popular film category to the Oscars isn't going over so well. The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel explains what's behind the backlash from Hollywood and film lovers.
Even as the S&P 500 nears a new high, shares of consumer-staples stocks which are considered defensive plays have been climbing. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says that suggests that investors are hedging their bets through a safe corner of the market.
P.M. Edition for August 16: Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, reported its fastest sales growth in more than a decade in the latest quarter, as it invested more in its online presence to stave off competition. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has the details.
A.M. Edition for August 16: In a little over a year at the helm of Ford, CEO Jim Hackett has made some big changes. But many say his cerebral style can be confusing. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers has more on whether his strategy is working.
Techs lead stocks lower. Uber says quarterly revenue and bookings rise sharply. Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director Brennan. Major banks come out against a proposal to ease the Volker rule. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for August 15: U.S. foreign policy - from tariffs to sanctions - is roiling global markets, causing investors to seek shelter from the global storms in the U.S. But how long can U.S. markets outpace global markets? The Wall Street Journal's Riva Gold has more.
Wednesday's economic calendar includes retail sales and business inventories. Closing arguments begin in Paul Manafort's trial. Household borrowing is rising. And millions of consumers now have higher credit scores. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
Financial technology startups have begun issuing credit cards to people with poor credit histories. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says fintechs are filling the growing void left by credit card-issuing banks.
Stocks bounce back after the Turkish lira recovers against the dollar. Closing arguments set for Wednesday in Paul Manafort trial. Apple is hiring engineers who can build a chip designed for health applications. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for August 14: Elon Musk's disclosure that he's been in talks with a Saudi fund about the possibility of taking Tesla private is leading many to scrutinize the plan even more closely. The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels explains.
Regulators may probe Elon Musk's tweets about Tesla going private. Turkey's president says the country plans to boycott U.S. electronic goods. A fatal bridge collapse in Italy. A car crashes into barriers near the U.K. Parliament. Charlie Turner reports.
A.M. Edition for August 14: Some ride-hailing drivers are making use of old tactics to break even, amid pay disputes with Uber and Lyft. One of them is longhauling, where a driver takes a longer route to maximize profits. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger explains.
For a decade, savers have earned next to nothing on their bank deposit rates. But banks are starting to pay out higher rates partly because of Fed rate hikes, according to the Wall Street Journal's Aaron Back.
P.M. Edition for August 13: More details are emerging about the plan to take Tesla private. Chief Executive Elon Musk says he's been in communication with a Saudi fund for nearly two years about the possibility. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the details.
Earnings season is beginning to slow down. The economic calendar picks up midweek. Facebook unveils new rules for public pages. And the Treasury Department auctions $122 billion in securities this week. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for August 13: The economic calendar picks up midweek, with the latest data on import and export prices, retail sales, and housing starts. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has more on what to look for in this week's economic reports.
U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday after a plunge in the Turkish lira. But the Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says with risk still remaining in emerging markets, the U.S. market may still be regarded as a safe haven for investors.
U.S. stocks fall amid concerns about Turkey's financial stability. Hearings are scheduled for Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh. U.S. soybeans are forecast for a record harvest despite tariffs. V-F wants to shed Wrangler and Lee jeans unit. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for August 10: This week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked investors - and the markets - when he tweeted that he was considering taking the electric car company private. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn has more on how investors are reacting.
Elon Musk sends a controversial tweet, and social media platforms debate the boundaries of free speech.
Preorders begin for the new Samsung Galaxy. Friday's economic calendar includes the consumer price index. Existing home sales fell in the western U.S. And the vice president unveils plans for a Space Force. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for August 10: Walt Disney's as-yet-unnamed streaming service is likely to have a notable absence when it launches in late 2019. That's because it doesn't have the rights to all of the Star Wars films. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Back has more.
The major averages end mixed, with the Nasdaq inching up. Nearly everyone expects two more rate hikes this year. Sumner Redstone sets tough conditions for selling Viacom and CBS. Crocs is closing all of its manufacturing facilities. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for August 9: Tribune Media has called off its 3.9 billion dollar merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group. Tribune also sued Sinclair over the latter's efforts to get the deal done. More from the Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint.
A.M. Edition for August 9: Competition is heating up in the grocery department. Whole Foods is adding pickup points for customers who order their items online. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has more on the move, and the competition.
Despite several months of volatility and wild swings on Wall Street, many investors are placing their bets that stocks' rally will continue. Wall Street Journal reporter Gunjan Banerji explains.
Stocks end mixed. SEC is asking questions about Tesla's plan to go private. U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia. Trump's legal team submits counteroffer to Special Counsel Mueller about an interview. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for August 8: Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his desire to take Tesla private and claimed he had "funding secured" for the deal. The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels says those two words could draw the attention of regulators, as Tesla continues to lose money.
Tesla board members discussed the possibility of the company going public last week. Ohio special House election is too close to call. The number of emotion support animals on board planes hasn't significantly decreased despite new rules from airlines. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for August 8: Bans on plastic straws are picking up steam across the country, in a relatively short amount of time compared to similar environmental campaigns. The Wall Street Journal's Corinne Ramey explains why they're catching on so quickly.
P.M. Edition for August 7: Thousands of firefighters are battling what has become the largest wildfire in California history. The blaze is renewing discussions about how California builds its communities. The Wall Street Journal's Alejandro Lazo explains.
Carl Icahn voices opposition to the $54 billion proposed Cigna-Express Scripts merger. Alibaba joins Hollywood in backing a new app-based entertainment venture from Jeffrey Katzenberg. Privacy issues plague online payment service Venmo. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for August 7: More companies are researching the social media history of potential employees. But with no set standard for what constitutes objectionable material, it's not such an easy task. The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmans explains.
P.M. Edition for August 6: Top administration officials are seeking new penalties for those who hack into U.S. infrastructure, like the Russian hackers who got into the U.S. electrical grid. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Smith has more on what they're considering.
U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran. Facebook has asked banks for their customers' checking account balances and card transactions. Moviepass to limit customers to watch three movies a month, as opposed to the current policy of one per day. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for August 6: This week brings a lighter economic calendar, after a packed week that included the July jobs report. But we'll get the Producer Price Index and the Consumer Price Index, two measures of inflation. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Kiernan has more.
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains tax rules surrounding joint tax return filers when one person is convicted of embezzlement.
Stocks close out the week with gains. Apple's stock rises, one day after becoming a trillion - dollar company. There's a boom in manufacturing hiring. NYSE's parent plans to launch a bitcoin company. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for August 3: Apple has become the first publicly-traded U.S. company to reach one trillion dollars in market value. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says the sustained success of the iPhone has propelled Apple's rise.
China threatens the slap $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. products. European leaders not ready to ready to adopt a hard line on Iran. The Trump administration challenges a $50 million tax break benefiting the wine industry. J.R. Whalen reports.
Special Edition for August 3: Analysis of the July employment report. The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, lower than expected, but the unemployment rate inched lower to 3.9%. Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders explains why job creation was lower than expected in July, and why Wall Street and the Federal Reserve will keep a close eye on the labor market in the coming months.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Southeast Asia. More school districts are buying active-assailant insurance. The U.S. has cut tariffs on Canadian newsprint. And more earnings reports, plus the July jobs numbers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for August 3: The Trump Administration wants to freeze fuel emissions standards in 2020, and adopt one national standard, setting up a likely court battle with California. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has the details.
This year's series of weather disasters has exposed shortcomings in homeowners' insurance policies, resulting in the inability to fully repair damaged homes. Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Friedman outlines steps homeowners should take to be sure they're covered when the next disaster hits.
P.M. Edition for August 2: Vehicle maker Tesla predicts it will become profitable and be cash-flow positive for the rest of this year. The Wall Street Journal's Charley Grant says the positive guidance comes with strings attached.
Russia could be violating U.S. sanctions aimed at North Korea. U.S. schools are buying active-shooter insurance policies. The Trump administration proposes a freeze on fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. J.R. Whalen reports.
The key U.S. averages end mixed. Strong sales of the Model 3 help Tesla burn through less cash. The Fed hammers home the economy's strong performance. The White House weighs a big hike in proposed tariffs on Chinese goods. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for August 1: In an echo of the Russian activities ahead of the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook says it's removed 32 new fake accounts and pages. The Wall Street Journal's Bob McMillan talked about the new misinformation campaign.
President Trump calls for the end of the Russia election-meddling investigation. Congress prepares a defense-policy bill that targets China. Air passengers often put themselves in danger when taking their luggage with them off of a burning or crippled plane. J.R. Whalen reports.
The Fed wraps up its policy meeting. More earnings are due, from Sprint, Tesla, and T-Mobile. An activist investor has built a stake in Campbell Soup. And another merger in the commercial property sector. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
Extended lifespans, unrealistic investment expectations and excessive promising by politicians are among factors that have led to a hole in U.S. state and local pensions rivaling the GDP of Japan. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse explains. (Update: Moody's now estimates the pension hole is around $4 trillion, not $5 trillion as originally reported.)
P.M. Edition for July 31: U.S. workers got their biggest pay increase in nearly a decade, in the 12 months to June. But that's leading to higher labor costs for employers trying to attract workers in a tight labor market. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry has more.
Iran scoffs at President Trump's suggestion of a meeting between he and Hassan Rouhani. China criticizes Apple for not blocking texts and images dealing with pornography and other prohibited topics. New scrutiny at the New York Stock Exchange over possible kickback schemes. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for July 31: Data scandals have hit several big companies - from Equifax to Facebook - and that's impacting consumer trust. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman explains how consumers are becoming more wary of data collection.
The FANG group of stocks slips into correction territory. President Trump says he's willing to meet with the president of Iran. And shares of Walmart rise, on news its exploring a video-streaming service. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
P.M. Edition for July 30: Consumers are starting to feel the impact of new tariffs, as manufacturers pass on the increased costs of levies on imported steel and aluminum. The Wall Street Journal's Patrick McGroarty explains how that's raising prices on everything from soda to recreational vehicles.
Shareholders of Disney and 21st Century Fox approve a $71 billion deal. Arconic weighs takeover approaches from Blackstone and Carlyle Group. The Fed's two-day policy-setting meeting and the July jobs report highlight the week's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.
GuideStone Capital Management president David Spika discusses likely obstacles to sustained economic growth that investors should be mindful of, and ways to invest to be insulated from common headwinds.
Warnings from Facebook and Twitter pounded tech stocks. So Apple's earnings will be closely watched in the new week. Also, Fed policymakers meet. And there's the July jobs report - the Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani wonders if we'll see a pickup in wage growth.
A tech wreck for the second straight session. Twitter's stock gets crushed after it reports a drop in monthly users. CBS shares fall after it said it was probing alleged misconduct by CEO Les Moonves. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for July 27: The U.S. economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew 4.1 percent in the second quarter. That's the strongest rise in nearly four years. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says exports and consumer spending helped power the growth.