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Amazon's Second Headquarters List: A Few Surprises

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Amazing cuts the list of candidate cities for its second headquarters to 20. Plus, the Senate renews a controversial spying program. Also, streaming services have a cord-cutting problem of their own.

8 Min

Jan 18, 2018

YouTube Will Review its Most Popular Content

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A.M. Edition for January 18: YouTube has announced plans to more carefully police its preferred content, by having reviewers watch it. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas explains what's behind the move, and what it means for advertisers and content creators.

8 Min

Jan 18, 2018

North and South Korea Reach Agreement on Winter Olympics

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P.M. Edition for January 17: South Korea and North Korea have agreed to march under one flag at next month's Winter Olympics. The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Cheng reports from Seoul. Plus, WSJ's Gerald Seib on Congress's efforts to avoid a government shutdown.

10 Min

Jan 17, 2018

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7 min
Jan 17, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 17: Business leaders have welcomed many of President Trump's policies, especially the new tax law. But other issues, including trade, may prove trickier to navigate while keeping the support of CEOs. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann explains.

10 min
Jan 16, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 16: The Pentagon is planning to develop two new sea-based nuclear weapons to counter China and Russia's growing nuclear capabilities. This has ignited a debate over future U.S. nuclear strategy, says the Wall Street Journal's Michael Gordon.

8 min
Jan 16, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 16: 2017 wasn't the best year for air travelers. But, several big airlines still made significant improvements. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney breaks down The Journal's annual Best and Worst Airlines list.

8 min
Jan 15, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 15: Facebook is considering prioritizing posts from users' friends in their feeds. And, down the line, the company is thinking about prioritizing posts from organizations deemed credible. The Wall Street Journal's Lukas Alpert explains what's in store.

7 min
Jan 12, 2018
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Weekend Edition for January 13-14: Stocks close up another strong week. Plus, the Federal Reserve releases its January Beige Book on the nation's economic conditions on Wednesday.

10 min
Jan 12, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 12th: A lawyer for President Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump. Also, later this year most shoppers who use Visa won't have to sign their name when making purchases.

8 min
Jan 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 12: Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal say the president's had a positive effect on economic growth, hiring, and stock performance. WSJ Reporter Ben Leubsdorf explains which policies they credit with boosting the economy.

6 min
Jan 11, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 11: Wal-Mart is raising wages for new employees to $11 an hour, as competition for workers is growing between retailers and e-commerce. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer explains what's behind Wal-Mart's latest move.

9 min
Jan 11, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 11th: Apple is already facing heat from consumers over its iPhone battery slowdowns. Now, officials in the U.S. and France have some questions. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

9 min
Jan 10, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 10: In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said he's optimistic that an agreement can be reached to protect Dreamer immigrants. But there are complications that could upend any deal, and the Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler takes us through them.

8 min
Jan 10, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 10: Cargo space on airplanes is in shorter supply, with more customers demanding speedy delivery at the same time economic growth is boosting demand for products traditionally transported by air. The Wall Street Journal's Doug Cameron explains.

11 min
Jan 9, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 9: At the CES Show in Las Vegas, driverless car companies are plotting how to transform their business from demonstrating the technology to making it commercially successful. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins joins us from CES.

9 min
Jan 9, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 9: The once-popular investment opportunity is now facing waning interest, as some meal kit companies struggle to bring in and keep customers. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon explains.

8 min
Jan 8, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 8th: Two activist investors, Jana Partners and Calstrs, are calling on Apple to do more to address the iPhone's negative effects on children, namely smartphone overuse and addiction. Plus, the Trump White House puts Salvadoran immigrants on notice.

8 min
Jan 7, 2018
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Many employers automatically enroll their employees in 401(k) plans to encourage them to save for retirement. But a new study raises questions about the practice. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen explains.

9 min
Jan 6, 2018
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Weekend Edition for January 6-7: Stocks reached record heights this week, with the Dow surpassing 25,000 for the first time ever. Plus, next week's economic calendar includes a speech from New York Fed Chief William Dudley.

10 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter James Mackintosh explains why investors should not solely rely on the current strength of the stock market to measure economic health. Also, the digital currency offered by Ripple has recently skyrocketed nearly 1,200% in value.

11 min
Jan 5, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 5: The jobs report from December shows the economy added 148,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. Plus, untraceable weapons known as ghost guns are a growing problem on the black market. But because they don't have serial numbers, ghost guns are flying under the radar. The Wall Street Journal's Zusha Elinson has more.

9 min
Jan 4, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 4th: After the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 25000 on Thursday, what factors could propel the blue-chip index even higher, and which could trigger a pullback? Also, this winter's frigid weather is driving up energy prices. Plus, CVS and Walgreens see some drug prices coming down.

9 min
Jan 4, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 4: The Federal Reserve has released the minutes from its final meeting of 2017, when it announced its third and final interest rate hike of the year. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry explains what else the minutes can tell us about the Fed's view of the economy, as we begin the new year.

9 min
Jan 3, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 3: Congressional leaders and White House officials are holding talks on a new spending bill. They need to work out differences and pass a new spending measure by January 19th, when current government funding expires.

9 min
Jan 3, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 3: Utah Republican senator Orrin Hatch says he'll retire when his term ends. Plus, organic milk, long a staple in many consumers' diets, is awash in oversupply as demand falls.

9 min
Jan 2, 2018
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P.M. Edition for January 2: Doug Jones is being sworn in Wednesday as Alabama's newest senator. As a moderate, will he try to reach a consensus with his GOP colleagues? And how will he get along with fellow Democrats who are in no mood to bargain with Republicans?

11 min
Jan 2, 2018
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A.M. Edition for January 2nd: Content moderators are playing a growing role in the tech industry. The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber has more on the hazards of the job.

6 min
Dec 31, 2017
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A.M. Edition for January 1: The nation's tax overhaul is boosting the popularity of CPAs. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Rapoport has more.

14 min
Dec 30, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 30-31: Stocks had their best year since 2013. What can we expect for 2018? Plus, the December jobs report tops the economic calendar for the first week of the new year.

10 min
Dec 29, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 29: The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman says Goldman Sachs will take a short-term hit from the newly-enacted tax reform bill. Plus, she talks about how 2017 was a big year for financial markets, but not for Wall Street traders.

11 min
Dec 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 29: Apple's stock has had its best annual performance since 2010, thanks to anticipation for the new iPhone. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher on whether the stock can continue its big runup in 2018.

10 min
Dec 28, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 28: The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism says some insurance companies are poised to raise prices, something that hasn't happened in years. It follows a string of costly hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes.

8 min
Dec 28, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 28: Some old line industrial companies like 3M and PPG Industries are hoping to become suppliers for the vehicles of the future: electric and self-driving cars. Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel explains.

8 min
Dec 27, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 27: The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison talks about U.S. taxpayers rushing to pay their 2018 property taxes before the Republican tax bill takes effect January 1st.

9 min
Dec 26, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 27: Retailers such as Amazon.com and Wal-Mart have put strategies in place to prepare for holiday gift returns. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry talks about how the nation's opioid epidemic is impacting the workplace.

9 min
Dec 26, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 26: New polling shows women with a four-year college degree prefer Democrats over Republicans by a wide margin. The Wall Street Journal's Dante Chinni says it's still early, but the results are bad news for the GOP ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.

11 min
Dec 26, 2017
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A.M. Edition for Tuesday, December 26th: The final trading week of the year brings a light economic calendar. Plus, what the death of a midwestern mall can tell us about retail trends across the nation.

8 min
Dec 25, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 25: The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky on how the relationship between President Trump and Republican lawmakers evolved. Plus, Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on stories to watch for in 2018.

11 min
Dec 23, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 23-24: U.S. stocks edge lower in quite pre-holiday trading. Plus, consumer confidence tops a very light economic calendar for the new week.

7 min
Dec 22, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 22: President Donald Trump signed both the tax overhaul measure and the spending bill into law Friday. Plus, traditional stores may have a rare advantage over online retailers in the battle for last-minute shoppers.

9 min
Dec 22, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 22: Wal-Mart has suspended programs that offered first-time shoplifters protection from prosecution if they paid a fee. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Palazzolo explains why.

8 min
Dec 21, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 21: Many provisions of the new tax reform bill take effect January 1st. That leaves little time for the IRS, Treasury Department and other agencies to adjust to the changes. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson explains.

10 min
Dec 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 21: AT&T says it'll give $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees - if the president signs the tax bill. Plus, which industries stand to gain the most under the tax plan, and which will need to make up some ground.

10 min
Dec 20, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 20: The House, in a second vote Wednesday, passed the most sweeping tax code reform in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin talks about some of the tax bill's winners and losers.

8 min
Dec 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 20: The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says employers are spending more on vacation perks and retirement contributions. That's helped boost the growth of workers' average hourly compensation.

9 min
Dec 19, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 19: The House will likely have to revote on the tax plan it approved Tuesday, due to minor provisions not meeting Senate rules. Plus, how the plan could boost GDP and shrink the trade deficit.

8 min
Dec 19, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 19: High-income earners in high-tax states will be hurt by the GOP tax provision that rolls back a popular deduction. But that doesn't mean these people will flee to low-tax states. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf explains.

9 min
Dec 18, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 18th: Authorities say there are multiple fatalities following an Amtrak derailment in Washington. Plus, there's a massive recall on airbags, but carmakers are struggling to get consumers to pay attention.

8 min
Dec 17, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 18: Republicans released their final version of the tax reform bill. Its chances for passage got a boost from a couple of GOP senate holdouts. Plus, a European company is buying a big shopping mall operator.

12 min
Dec 16, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 16-17: Stocks closed at new record highs after more GOP senators switched their votes to yes on tax reform. Plus, in the new week, we'll get the final revised estimate of third quarter economic growth.

12 min
Dec 15, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 15th: Republicans make changes to the child tax credit. Plus, what does the repeal of net neutrality mean for you?

7 min
Dec 15, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 15: The FCC voted Thursday to undo net neutrality rules enacted during the Obama administration. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin looks at the proposed tax reform bill's likely winners and losers.

10 min
Dec 14, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 14th: The FCC has voted to roll back net neutrality rules approved under the Obama Administration. Plus, Disney will pay $52.4 billion to buy assets from 21st Century Fox.

11 min
Dec 14, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 14th: Thursday marks five years since the deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Plus, a Wall Street Journal investigation into public comments on federal agency websites exposes thousands of fakes.

6 min
Dec 13, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 13th: House and Senate Republicans reached an agreement on the tax overhaul bill Wednesday, clearing the way for a final vote next week. Meanwhile, Democrats are hoping to delay that vote, until Senate-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is sworn in.

7 min
Dec 13, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 13th: The Fed wraps up its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. A surprise win for Democrats in Alabama. Plus, a slate of natural disasters could mean big losses for insurance companies.

8 min
Dec 12, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 12th: Online shoppers have a sizeable influence on inflation. Plus, President Trump and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spar over sexual misconduct allegations against him. Also, Nintendo aims to win the smartphone game.

5 min
Dec 12, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 12th: The Federal Reserve holds its final policy meeting of the year. Plus, retailers are decluttering discounts by doing more markdown math.

10 min
Dec 11, 2017
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P.M. Edition for Monday, December 11th: New York City arrested a Bangladeshi immigrant who allegedly set off an explosion Monday morning at a major transit hub. Also, why small investors could be in for a hefty tax bill under the Senate version of the GOP tax bill.

9 min
Dec 10, 2017
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A.M. Edition for Monday, December 11th: Welfare programs could be in the crosshairs as lawmakers push the GOP tax plan forward. Plus, 750,000 people in the U.S. have already come down with flu-like illnesses this season.

11 min
Dec 9, 2017
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Weekend Edition for December 9-10: A strong November jobs report pushes stocks to a higher close. Plus, investors anticipate a third interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

6 min
Dec 8, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 8: Wildfires continue burning in California. Plus, why the Fed is expected to lift rates for a third time this year.

8 min
Dec 8, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 8th: The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs last month. Plus, GE says it misjudged demand and will cut 12,000 jobs.

8 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Senator Al Franken has announced his resignation, following allegations of sexual misconduct and pressure from his colleagues to step down. Plus, Donald Trump Jr. refuses to answer questions from lawmakers, about a conversation with his father.

8 min
Dec 7, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 7: Goldman and Barclays are loaning $20 billion each to CVS to acquire Aetna. Plus, some law schools, including Harvard, are now accepting the LSAT or the GRE.

10 min
Dec 6, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 6: President Donald Trump says the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib has analysis on Trump's move. Plus, Wal-Mart is changing its name.

8 min
Dec 6, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 6: Embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has President Trump's endorsement, but Republicans are still divided. Plus, could the corporate tax cut mean a wage windfall for workers?

8 min
Dec 5, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 5: UPS, coping with a flood of online orders, warns of some delivery delays for the holidays. Plus, President Trump plans to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

9 min
Dec 5, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 5: The Wall Street Journal says planned CVS/Aetna healthcare merger wouldn't be built around doctors. Plus, WSJ's Siobhan Hughes talks about the speed with which the GOP tax overhaul has moved through Congress.

7 min
Dec 4, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 4: The U.S. and South Korea begin a multi-day military drill. Plus, how the merger between CVS and Aetna could change the healthcare landscape.

8 min
Dec 4, 2017
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A.M. Edition for December 4th: The November jobs report highlights this week's economic calendar. Plus, electricity is getting cheaper.

12 min
Dec 1, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 2-3: Investor hopes for tax cuts were overtaken by word of a guilty plea deal for Mike Flynn. Plus, investors await the November employment report due this Friday.

9 min
Dec 1, 2017
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P.M. Edition for December 1: President Trump's former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russians. News that Flynn agreed to cooperate with investigators rattled U.S. stock markets.

8 min
Dec 1, 2017
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AM Edition for December 1st: A new study finds the U.S. Senate tax plan won't pay for itself. Plus, why investors are diving in to Bitcoin, including gramma.

10 min
Nov 30, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 30: Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team. Plus, what does Matt Lauer's firing mean for the "Today" show and NBC?

9 min
Nov 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 30: A survey finds the majority of American workers are dissatisfied with their financial situation. Plus, could the rising price of cobalt signal bad news for electric car manufacturers?

9 min
Nov 29, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 29: North Korea fired an ICBM missile Wednesday, its longest-range missile yet. Plus, Janet Yellen testified on the economy in front of the Joint Economic Committee.

10 min
Nov 29, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 29th: Two GOP Senators signal they'll now support the tax bill Republicans are hoping to pass by the end of the week. Plus, a closer look at problems along Interstate-95.

8 min
Nov 28, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 28: Top Democrats pulled out of a planned meeting with President Trump on funding the government, following one of his tweets. Plus, the hurdles faced by GOP senators as they try to pass a tax reform bill.

10 min
Nov 27, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 28: The Senate is racing this week to vote on a tax reform bill. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Zumbrun talks about Jerome Powell's path to his nomination as Fed chairman.

8 min
Nov 27, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 27th: There's a battle at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as two people claim the job. Plus, retailers typically send out a flood of emails during the holidays season. But they're still having trouble getting you to look at them.

13 min
Nov 27, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 27th: Dr. William Schaffner of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases explains why this coming flu season is expected to be severe, and describes the importance of everyone over six months of age to get a flu shot.

13 min
Nov 24, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 25-26: The Nasdaq and S&P 500 both set new closing records in a holiday-shortened week. Plus, awaiting the Senate confirmation hearings on Jerome Powell to be the new Federal Reserve chairman.

8 min
Nov 24, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 24: Lawyers for former NSA chief Mike Flynn have stopped talking with President Trump's legal team, a sign Flynn could be in talks with special counsel Robert Mueller. Plus, apps that allow workers immediate access to cash.

8 min
Nov 24, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 24: In the face of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, more companies are scaling back or eliminating holiday celebrations. That's according to a survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. We talk with Challenger VP Andrew Challenger.

8 min
Nov 22, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 23rd: Minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting indicated weak inflation is a concern. Plus, Wonder Workshop, a maker of toy robots, is tying its hopes for strong holiday sales to Amazon's Launchpad program.

8 min
Nov 22, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 22: Uber says it will notify account holders affected by a massive 2016 data breach. The company admitted paying hackers 100 thousand dollars in a bid to cover up the breach. Plus, UPS is tacking on extra fees during peak holiday shipping periods.

8 min
Nov 21, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 22: Uber Technologies reportedly was hit by a data breach last year, affecting millions of passengers and drivers. Plus, the global growth in tech stocks is outpacing other sectors by the widest margin in decades.

8 min
Nov 21, 2017
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The Justice Department has filed suit to prevent the takeover of Time Warner by AT&T. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall joins us. Plus, CBS fires Charlie Rose and Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president.

8 min
Nov 21, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 21: The Justice Department is suing to block the planned merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Plus, the FCC plans to roll back net neutrality rules which were designed to make sure all Internet traffic was treated equally.

10 min
Nov 20, 2017
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President Trump has returned North Korea to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Plus, retailers duke it out on holiday pricing.

10 min
Nov 20, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 20th: The debate consuming Congress continues as the GOP aims to analyze the new tax law. Plus, with nearly two-thirds of workers reporting being bullied, a look at how companies are taking on harassment at the office.

10 min
Nov 18, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 18-19: A second straight week of declines for the Dow and the S&P, amid uncertainty over the tax overhaul. Plus, the Fed releases the minutes from its last policy meeting next Wednesday.

11 min
Nov 17, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 17th: BuzzFeed's struggle to meet revenue projections is raising questions about its IPO. Plus, the normally secretive Senate Ethics Committee takes the spotlight and electric vehicles have yet to get in gear in China.

14 min
Nov 17, 2017
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Comcast has expressed interest in acquiring a substantial piece of 21st Century Fox's business. Plus, treating opioid abuse patients without medication. Also, does sitting in front of a computer improve your chances of getting a raise?

7 min
Nov 16, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 16th: The House passes the GOP tax overhaul plan. Also, Wal-Mart posts its strongest U.S. earnings in years. Plus, would you lose weight on the 'Olive Garden diet?'

12 min
Nov 16, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 16th: In the wake of a mass shooting, the Army says it failed to send military convictions to federal databases in up to 20 percent of all cases. Plus, the Wall Street Journal gets an earful from readers of its bitcoin articles.

11 min
Nov 15, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 15th: Richard Cordray will soon resign as head of an agency created after the financial crisis. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence answers questions at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council.

9 min
Nov 14, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 15: Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a House panel he now recalls meetings where Russian contacts were discussed, but he denied ever having lied about them. Plus, the Securities and Exchange Commission is levying fewer penalties on Wall Street.

9 min
Nov 14, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 14: Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by a House panel over discussions with Trump campaign advisers who had contacts with Russians last year. Plus, the manufacturing sector picks up steam.

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