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Closing Bell Brief for Wednesday, May 23rd

WSJ Minute Briefing

Stocks rebound after the Fed minutes reassure investors about interest rates. President Trump may consider new tariffs on imported vehicles. But he can't block access to his Twitter feed, according to a judge's ruling. Charlie Turner reports.

1 Min

May 23, 2018

Apple's City Search No Beauty Contest, Unlike Amazon's

WSJ What's News

P.M. Edition for May 23: Apple has been searching for a city to house a tech support site. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says the search has been done secretly, unlike Amazon's "beauty contest" search for a second corporate headquarters site.

7 Min

May 23, 2018

U.S.-China Trade Truce; Bulking Up CFIUS

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Trump team's deal with Beijing and a bipartisan effort to strengthen national-security reviews.

18 Min

May 23, 2018

Midday Brief for Wednesday, May 23rd

WSJ Minute Briefing

Comcast says its all-cash offer for 21st Century Fox assets is in advanced stage. U.S. Education Department investigating whether collegiate scholarships and networking groups geared toward women discriminate against men. Apple scouts Raleigh-Durham, N.C. for possible new customer service center. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 Min

May 23, 2018

The Killing Machine

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Legalized torture, propaganda, and endless war in the time of Trump.

101 Min

May 23, 2018

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May 23, 2018
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The Fed releases the minutes from its last meeting. Target and Lowe's report their earnings. And Facebook's CEO meets with European officials and tech leaders. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

5 min
May 22, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 23: In less than a year, the relationship between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has changed drastically. The Wall Street Journal's Michael C. Bender has more on what's behind the change.

1 min
May 22, 2018
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Stocks fall amid ongoing trade talks. U.S. banks report record profits. Stacey Cunningham will become the first woman to lead the NYSE. And small banks are getting more business from cryptocurrency. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
May 22, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 22: Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip argues the U.S. has the advantage in negotiations. But so far, he says the U.S. has failed to use that leverage, giving China the upper hand.

21 min
May 22, 2018
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The FBI informant and the Trump campaign, and a U.S.-China trade truce.

1 min
May 22, 2018
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Cambridge Analytica liquidates and asks workers to vacate its offices. U.S. and China moving closer to a trade agreement. The NYSE to be led by it first female president this week. J.R. Whalen reports.

21 min
May 22, 2018
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Former President Jimmy Carter joins us to talk about the lack of moral leadership in the White House, faith, and what it would take for Donald Trump to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

1 min
May 22, 2018
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with President Donald Trump. A bill that would make the largest changes to financial regulatory law since 2010. Tuesday's earnings calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

7 min
May 22, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 22: Changes in consumer tastes are leading to new challenges for big food brands like Campbell, who are struggling to keep up with the smaller, novelty brands cutting into their business. The Wall Street Journal's John D. Stoll has more.

1 min
May 21, 2018
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Easing fears of a trade war drove stocks higher on Monday. U.S. oil prices hit a 3 1/2-year high. Shares of General Electric jump, after the company announced a deal with Wabtec Corp. And shares of Campbell Soup continued their slide. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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May 21, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 21: Boston is among the finalists for Amazon's second headquarters. Specifically, the city has proposed East Boston, a rapidly-gentrifying area, and that's raising fears the city could become too crowded, forcing residents out. The Wall Street Journal's Jon Kamp has more.

20 min
May 21, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicholas Eberstadt on Kim Jong Un's strategy for the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit.

1 min
May 21, 2018
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The U.S. outlines its demands on Iran for a new nuclear deal. U.S. suspends the threat of tariffs on China as trade talks continue. Starbucks clarifies its new policy regarding restroom use by customers. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
May 21, 2018
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before EU Parliament. Texas governor Greg Abbott convenes discussions with Second Amendment advocates. A big week of retail earnings. Tanya Bustos reports.

8 min
May 20, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 21: Will it be four rate hikes this year instead of three? This week's minutes from the last Fed policy meeting could give us clues about the future path of interest rate hikes, says the Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney.

7 min
May 19, 2018
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Stocks dipped lower Friday and booked losses during a relatively quiet week. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says that, unlike in recent weeks, trade tensions didn't rattle investors.

1 min
May 18, 2018
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The major averages closed mixed Friday, while the broader market lost ground. Small cap stocks are hot performers. The House votes down a Republican farm bill. Charlie Turner reports.

20 min
May 18, 2018
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Trump's North Korea trial and a looming Nafta failure.

8 min
May 18, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 18: Long-term mortgage rates have topped 4.6 percent, the highest rate since 2011. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rexrode talks about how higher rates really put the squeeze on first-time home buyers and others with moderate incomes.

21 min
May 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Alberto Mingardi on a left-right coalition's challenge to European Union unity.

1 min
May 18, 2018
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U.S. calls off military exercises with South Korea. Family-planning clinics in jeopardy of losing federal funding if they counsel women about abortion. FDA cracks down on drug companies that attempt to block competition from generics. J.R. Whalen reports.

31 min
May 18, 2018
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Primaries again! Then a look inside the Mueller investigation.

1 min
May 18, 2018
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President Donald Trump presses Germany to pull the brakes on a major gas deal with Russia. A Wall Street Journal analysis of cryptocurrency reveals hallmarks of fraud. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

8 min
May 18, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 18: Small companies are cutting back on expense account-related events like business lunches or tickets to baseball games. Why? The new tax law eliminates or reduces tax breaks for these events, according to the Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon.

1 min
May 17, 2018
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The key U.S. indexes fall Thursday. Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief. Kroger ties up with a U.K. grocer known for its use of robots. Nordstrom's same-store sales growth is weak. Charlie Turner reports.

7 min
May 17, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 17: Walmart said its first quarter revenue jumped more than four percent, aided by a strong economy. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer said Walmart's grocery business and e-commerce unit both showed solid growth.

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May 17, 2018
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CBS loses a round in court to the Redstone family. U.S. births drop to 30-year lows. Modified denuclearization proposals emerge in an effort to save June 12th's planned U.S.-North Korea summit. J.R. Whalen report.

43 min
May 17, 2018
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We're in the soundbooth, talking Bunyans, Elephants, North Korea & Iran. Plus Royal Wedding polling

1 min
May 16, 2018
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The U.S. pushes for a trade deal with Mexico. Plus, Tanya Bustos reports on Thursday's calendar.

9 min
May 16, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 17: The years following the recession were some of the strongest ever for credit card issuers. But the Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says card lenders' returns are being pressured by higher loan losses and rising rewards costs.

1 min
May 16, 2018
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Stocks rise, boosted by retailers. A strong quarter for Macy's. Tepid earnings results for Cisco. Ford will resume production of F-150 on Friday. Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality rules. Charlie Turner reports.

8 min
May 16, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 16: More employers are moving to ban cellphones at meetings. The Wall Street Journal's John Simons talked to corporate managers who say smartphones can make employees less attentive and can sap worker productivity.

19 min
May 16, 2018
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Democrats turn left in primaries, and North Korea threatens the Trump summit.

1 min
May 16, 2018
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Amazon offers Prime members deals at Whole Foods. North Korea issues another threat to June's planned summit with the U.S. Payments to Trump attorney Michael Cohen's shell company resuls in another corporate executive's departure. J.R. Whalen reports.

20 min
May 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Pyongyang's threat to abandon denuclearization talks and President Trump's sanctions blunder.

78 min
May 16, 2018
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As Jared and Ivanka partied, Palestinian civilians were being slaughtered.

1 min
May 15, 2018
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Consumer spending rose in April. Coinbase plans to allow faster trading. And Uber is ending a controversial policy. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

6 min
May 16, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 16: Concert promoters are trying a new tack to weed out scalpers. The strategy is known as slow ticketing. But is it working? The Wall Street Journal's Anne Steele has more.

1 min
May 15, 2018
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The Dow breaks an eight-session winning streak. North Korea threatens to cancel talks with South Korea. And Gina Haspel gains support from a key Democrat. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
May 15, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 15: It may not be a surprise to learn that most college graduates are moving to major U.S. cities post-graduation. But some smaller cities are attracting them, too. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Zitner has more on the cities with the most drawing power.

19 min
May 15, 2018
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Donald Trump's move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Plus, where the Mueller investigation stands after one year.

1 min
May 15, 2018
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Facebook aiming to combat graphic violence, hate speech and fake accounts. Uber to no longer require sexual harassment and assault claimants to sue the company in private arbitration. Soda taxes put to the test in Pennsylvania's highest court. J.R. Whalen reports.

41 min
May 15, 2018
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Donald Trump the first president to live his whole life in a city. So why does he have such an adversarial relationship with mayors? Steve Benjamin, the head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, joins us to discuss.

1 min
May 14, 2018
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Lawmakers vet Fed nominee Richard Clarida. U.S. gas prices head toward $3 a gallon. And the use of collagen is growing. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
May 15, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 15: More often than not, CEO pay doesn't match performance. The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmans has more on why that gap persists.

1 min
May 14, 2018
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Stocks rose on easing trade tensions. OPEC reported higher crude output in April. And Melania Trump is at Walter Reed, after undergoing a successful kidney procedure.

1 min
May 14, 2018
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Stocks rose on easing trade tensions. OPEC reported higher crude output in April. And Melania Trump is at Walter Reed, after undergoing a successful kidney procedure.

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May 14, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 14: Some of the cities competing to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters are using their presentations to the company to create other partnerships. The Wall Street Journal's Keiko Morris has more.

1 min
May 14, 2018
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Supreme Court rules states can legalize sports betting. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces a 'flattening' of management. World Health Organization calls for the elimination of trans fats worldwide. J.R. Whalen reports.

22 min
May 14, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Pregent on Saturday's election results and the risk that Baghdad is leaning toward Tehran.

1 min
May 14, 2018
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U.S. Embassy operations begin in Jerusalem. Plus, the Fed's balance sheet and big retail earnings highlight the economic week. Tanya Bustos reports.

6 min
May 14, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 14: Retail sales were surprisingly weak at the start of the year. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn says if the weak trend continues, it could be bad news for second quarter economic growth.

5 min
May 12, 2018
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U.S. stocks had their strongest week since March, rising over two percent. Volatility was noticeably absent but the Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says it could reignite over issues such as trade negotiations.

1 min
May 11, 2018
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Stocks have a big week, with the key averages up two percent. President Trump lays out a plan to combat rising drug prices. Oil prices gain more than one percent for the week. Charlie Turner reports.

20 min
May 11, 2018
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The fight over the FBI's "top-secret" intelligence source, and Michael Cohen's corporate clients.

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May 11, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 11: What's on TV? Good question. A flurry of industry merger activity could lead to changes at the top of companies like Fox, CBS and Viacom. And that could mean changes in TV programming, says the Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint.

1 min
May 11, 2018
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AT&T executive ousted after payments to Trump attorney Michael Cohen were revealed. White House unveils plans to curb drug prices. Oil prices continue to rise on fears of the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran. J.R. Whalen reports.

22 min
May 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on a surprising opposition victory and Kim Jong Un's olive branch ahead of a summit with President Trump.

51 min
May 11, 2018
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With Suki Kim, Suzanne DiMaggio, Sue Mi Terry, Bonnie Jenkins, and Mira Rapp-Hooper

31 min
May 11, 2018
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We talk about what unfolded in Tuesday night's primary elections and how our relationships with Iran and North Korea are similar but so different.

1 min
May 10, 2018
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Automakers head to the White House. The Trump Administration prioritizes artificial intelligence research. And more H-2B visas may be issued this summer. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
May 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 11: The majority of economists recently surveyed by The Wall Street Journal say the next recession might begin in 2020, ending our current period of economic expansion. Reporter Ben Leubsdorf has more.

55 min
May 10, 2018
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Margie is on remote in remote Minnesota. Kristen sees the glass half full. What would a Santa say?

1 min
May 10, 2018
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The Dow's winning streak is now at six. Inflation grows modestly, suggesting no change in the expected pace of interest rate hikes. Corporate stock buybacks rose to a record in the first quarter. The nation's monthly surplus also hit a new high. Charlie Turner reports.

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May 10, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 10: President Trump Thursday welcomed home three U.S. citizens who'd been detained in North Korea. It comes ahead of the U.S. - North Korea summit, now scheduled for June 12th. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender has more.

23 min
May 10, 2018
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We answer your questions about wasting water, terrestrial fish and palm trees -- what are they good for?

1 min
May 10, 2018
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U.S.-North Korean summit set for June 12. Economists say economic expansion likely to subside in 2020. Eight of 2017's highest-paid CEOs are no longer on the job. J.R. Whalen reports.

1 min
May 9, 2018
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Gina Haspel is grilled by lawmakers. Shifting consumer tastes are hurting major brewers. And the White House is holding an artificial intelligence conference. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
May 10, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 10: It's not too early to start thinking about summer travel. And this year, The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney says some of the best deals lead to Europe.

8 min
May 10, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 10: It's not too early to start thinking about summer travel. And this year, The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney says some of the best deals lead to Europe.

1 min
May 9, 2018
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The Dow's winning streak is at five sessions. President Trump's exit from the Iran nuclear deal boosts oil prices and energy stocks. The EpiPen allergy treatment is in short supply due to production problems. Charlie Turner reports.

19 min
May 9, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Elliott Abrams with on-the-ground reaction from the Middle East.

23 min
May 9, 2018
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The Tuesday primary results, what next on Iran.

9 min
May 9, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 9: President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Iran nuclear accord. The Wall Street Journal's Dion Nissenbaum says it's a sign Trump is increasingly charting his own foreign policy path and no longer following advice from cautious national security aides.

1 min
May 9, 2018
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North Korea frees three U.S. citizens held since last year. NBC issues report on Matt Lauer and sexual misconduct. The Future of Everything: The need to address who's in charge if machines take over. J.R. Whalen reports.

88 min
May 9, 2018
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Donald Trump loves Gina Haspel, particularly because of her role in torture.

1 min
May 9, 2018
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European leaders say they'll continue to adhere to the nuclear deal with Iran. Messaging app Slack adds more paid users. And more retailers are offering plus-size clothing. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

8 min
May 8, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 9: Democrats may be united in their opposition to President Trump. But a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows there are some growing divisions within the party. The Wall Street Journal's Aaron Zitner explains.

1 min
May 8, 2018
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It was a quiet day for stocks, despite U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Oil prices end the day slightly lower. And four more executives leave Nike. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
May 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for May 8: Tiger Woods takes Ibuprofen to prevent back pain. But experts are split on whether that's advisable for the average person. The Wall Street Journal's Brian Costa explains. Plus, President Trump announces the U.S. is withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

15 min
May 8, 2018
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Eric Schneiderman's public and private lives, and Congress's spending rescissions fight.

1 min
May 8, 2018
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Comcast looks to break up Fox's plan to sell entertainment assets to Disney. Cocaine and marijuana use on the rise among U.S. workers. More retail chains prominently displaying plus-size clothing to reflect more overweight or obese Americans. J.R. Whalen reports.

42 min
May 8, 2018
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The “Late Night” host talks about President Trump, the White House Correspondents Dinner, and the time Trump sent Michael Cohen to negotiate a mea culpa from the comedian.

1 min
May 7, 2018
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President Trump is set to announce the future of the Iran nuclear deal. The president steps into a contentious primary race in West Virginia. And House Democrats could soon release thousands of Facebook ads linked to Russia. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

7 min
May 7, 2018
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A.M. Edition for May 8: An earnings report that showed Tesla burned through $1 billion is raising questions about the company's finances. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street Columnist Charley Grant breaks down the numbers.