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P.M. Edition for April 19: Why did an engine cover break apart during a Southwest flight, killing a passenger and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing? Investigators hope to answer that question, according to the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor.
P.M. Edition for April 18: President Donald Trump has spoken out against U.S. trade deficits with other countries. But the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says the tax cuts enacted by Trump and the GOP actually make trade deficits wider.
A.M. Edition for April 18: The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger says a wave of new instant messaging apps has changed the way people communicate at work. And older employees who still favor email are scrambling to keep up.
A.M. Edition for April 17: States want to expand their ability to collect online sales taxes. The Supreme Court begins hearing arguments on the case Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin tells us what's at stake.
P.M. Edition for April 16: President Donald Trump tweeted "mission accomplished" after the U.S. and allies used a missile strike against facilities in Syria. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender says "mission accomplished" is a loaded term in Mideast foreign policy.
The earnings season starts to heat up in the new week. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says profits of S&P 500 companies are expected to rise about 20 percent. But she notes stocks struggled earlier this year, even after strong earnings reports.
P.M. Edition for April 13: The Trump administration has offered a compromise on auto-industry rules, boosting hopes for a deal to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Wall Street Journal trade policy reporter Will Mauldin explains.
A.M. Edition for April 13: Hedge-fund manager John Paulson made his name betting against subprime mortgages. Now, he must pay for it. The Wall Street Journal's Gregory Zuckerman says Paulson owes one billion dollars in taxes.
P.M. Edition for April 12: Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan has long championed spending curbs on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky says Ryan's departure makes entitlement reform even less likely.
A.M. Edition for April 12: Several prestigious colleges are the targets of a Justice Department probe into possible antitrust violations. It's related to the schools' early-decision admission programs, according to the Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn.
P.M. Edition for April 11: One takeaway from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Capitol Hill testimony: the questions revealed that D.C. lawmakers know very little about tech firms and their products. The Wall Street Journal's Doug MacMillan explains.
A.M. Edition for April 11: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill. Plus, Tripp Mickle and Stephanie Stamm of the Wall Street Journal talk about how much data consumers give to high-tech firms.
P.M. Edition for April 10: Facebook, pressured by a scandal involving its users' data, has pledged to make changes to its business. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher talks about how that could affect Facebook's robust profit margins.
A.M. Edition for April 10: Mobile payment company PayPal will offer some basic banking services including debit cards and direct deposit. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair says PayPal will do this in partnership with small banks.
P.M. Edition for April 9: Beginning Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will answer lawmakers' questions about the company's problems with data privacy. He'll testify for two days in front of Senate and House committees. More from the Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris.
A.M. Edition for April 9: States are stepping up enforcement when it comes to collecting highway tolls. But no state is tougher than Pennsylvania, where, according to the Wall Street Journal's Scott Calvert, evading tolls can be a felony.
Stocks tumbled Friday as the U.S. and China threatened each other with additional tariffs, escalating fears of a trade war. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn says investors want to see what happens next on the trade front before they commit.
P.M. Edition for April 6: The economy added jobs at a slower pace last month, but overall hiring is still strong. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent. We run down the numbers with the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry.
A.M. Edition for April 6: The U.S. unemployment has been stuck at 4.1% for six straight months. Fears of increased regulation on tech companies has roiled markets recently, but The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says regulation isn't always the enemy.
P.M Edition for April 5: President Trump has criticized Amazon.com in numerous tweets. But the Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann says the government is a big Amazon customer, relying on the company to upgrade its computing services.
P.M. Edition for April 3: U.S. automakers reported higher monthly sales in March, with GM posting a double-digit gain. But the automaker says this will be its last monthly sales report. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias has more on what's behind the decision.
A.M. Edition for April 3: Amazon has quietly begun site visits to the 20 finalists in the running to become the home of its next headquarters. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on how cities are thinking outside the box to prepare.
P.M. Edition for April 2: President Trump is blaming Democrats for failure to reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Immigrations program, known as DACA. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Ackerman joins us with the latest.
P.M. Edition for March 30: The soaring costs of Medicaid and public pension plans are complicating the budgeting process for states like never before. The Wall Street Journal's Cezary Podkul joins us to talk about the tough decisions states are now being forced to make.
A deluge of events made for a wild and crazy first quarter and month of March. Can strong earnings reports provide some stability for financial markets? We talk with Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani.
P.M. Edition for March 29: President Donald Trump has fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, and intends to replace him with White House physician Ronny Jackson. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus joins us with more.
P.M. Edition for March 28: Afraid of being rejected at a prestigious university like Harvard, more high-school seniors are using a process called early-decision to improve their admission chances. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn explains.
P.M. Edition for March 27: A battle between the U.S. and China over telecom equipment is squeezing smaller, rural internet providers. The Wall Street Journal's Drew FitzGerald has more.
A.M. Edition for March 27: Facebook has been getting a lot of backlash from users over its handling of user data, including a #DeleteFacebook campaign. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why that might be tougher than it seems.
A.M. Edition for March 26: Consumers are asking questions about how well social media companies protect user data, after reports that the firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed data from millions of Facebook users. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.
Weekend Edition for March 24-25: Fears of a trade war drove the selling for both Friday and the week. Facebook's user data problems also unnerved investors. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says markets are grappling with issues that aren't going away.
P.M. Edition for March 23: President Donald Trump signed a 1.3 trillion dollar spending bill after threatening a veto. Plus, the operator of the Uber self-driving car had a criminal record. We get more on this from the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins.
A.M. Edition for March 23: Bringing economic growth and unemployment to sustainable levels - while avoiding a recession - could prove challenging for the Federal Reserve in the years ahead. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip has more.
P.M. Edition for March 22: A growing number of Facebook users say they're abandoning the social media giant after user data was improperly accessed by another company. Is this putting Facebook's user growth at risk? We talk with the Wall Street Journal's Kirsten Grind.
A.M. Edition for March 22: Former adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, says she wants to go public with the details of her alleged affair with President Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Palazzolo has more on the legal battle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A.M. Edition for March 12: This week watch for new data on housing, retail sales numbers, and reports that could shed light on inflation. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell has more on this week's economic calendar.
Weekend Edition for March 10-11: The major U.S. indexes skyrocketed Friday following word of big job growth in February. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn says there was relief that the strong wage gains in January weren't repeated last month.
P.M. Edition for March 9: The U.S. economy added 313 thousand jobs in February, a much stronger than expected reading. Wage growth pulled back from January's big jump. We discuss the employment numbers with the Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath.
A.M. Edition for March 9: A stronger-than-expected 313,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February, but wage growth was weaker than predicted. Russian trolls used social media to discredit Mitt Romney, while he was under consideration for secretary of state. The Wall Street Journal's Shelby Holliday has more.
A.M. Edition for March 8: Synthetic-identity fraud is a type of identity theft that uses fraudulent names and social security numbers. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis explains why it's a growing threat, and why it's so tough to fight.
P.M. Edition for March 7: The White House's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, resigned in a dispute with Donald Trump over the president's plan to impose tariffs. We talk about what might happen next with Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Nick Timiraos.
A.M. Edition for March 6: Following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, several public pension funds are facing calls to divest their holdings from gun makers. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Gillers explains why that's causing friction in some states.
P.M. Edition for March 5: Amazon is reaching into the world of banking. The company is reportedly in talks with some big banks, about the possibility of creating a checking account for its customers. The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman has more.
A.M. Edition for March 5: This week's economic calendar includes the February jobs report. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath explains what to look for in Friday's report, plus the other economic data to keep an eye out for this week.
Weekend Edition for March 3-4: U.S. markets recovered to end mixed Friday, capping a rough week for Wall Street. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says investors are awaiting the February jobs report for an update on wages.
A.M. Edition for March 2: In the past three months, U.S. companies have announced more than $200 billion in share buybacks. The Wall Street Journal's Akani Otani explains why that's raising questions about how large companies are using the benefits of a corporate tax cut.
P.M. Edition for March 1: Top colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to enroll more low-income students. The Wall Street Journal's Melissa Korn talks about the bid to expand socioeconomic diversity at these schools.
A.M. Edition for March 1: Health care is beginning to look drastically different in Democratic and Republican states. The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour has more.
P.M. Edition for February 28th: Following the Florida high-school shooting, Dick's Sporting Goods has stopped selling assault-style rifles at all of its locations. With more on this, we're joined by the Wall Street Journal's Austen Hufford.
A.M. Edition for February 28: The nation's truckers are proposing a gradual increase in the gas tax, to help pay for President Trump's infrastructure plan. But is the proposal gaining any traction? The Wall Street Journal's Paul Page has more.
P.M. Edition for February 27th: Testifying in front of a House committee Tuesday, new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell was bullish on the economy, but refused to say whether the Fed might alter its pace of interest rate hikes. We talk with the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip.
A.M. Edition for Feburary 27th: Congress has returned from a one-week recess and the Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson says lawmakers are under pressure to take action on guns following the massacre at a Florida high school.
P.M. Edition for February 26th: Two Congressional committees will have a lot of questions this week for Jerome Powell, who was recently sworn in as Federal Reserve chairman. A preview from Wall Street Journal reporter David Harrison.
Weekend Edition for February 24-25: Worries about inflation and higher interest rates subsided Friday, and stocks soared. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn says investors are awaiting new Fed chair Jerome Powell's congressional testimony on Tuesday.
P.M. Edition for February 23rd: Former Trump advisor Richard Gates has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring against the U.S. Plus, school districts in at least eight states already allow educators to carry guns. But is that making schools safer? The Wall Street Journal's Tawnell Hobbs has more.
A.M. Edition for February 23rd: Who paid a record $100 million-plus for a New York City penthouse? It was Michael Dell, the billionaire CEO of Dell Technologies. Wall Street Journal Mansion reporter Katherine Clarke fills us in.
P.M. Edition for February 22nd: Toys "R" Us, currently in bankruptcy protection, plans to close another 200 stores. This would cut nearly in half the number of stores the toy retailer had before its bankruptcy filing last fall.
A.M. Edition for February 22: Folgers has been losing out to niche brands selling premium coffee. So it's introducing its own high-end brand called 1850. The Wall Street Journal's Annie Gasparro has details.
P.M. Edition for February 21st: Minutes from the Fed's January policy meeting showed officials marked up their growth and inflation forecasts for this year. How will this affect the pace of interest rate hikes? We talk with the Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos.
A.M. Edition for February 21st: After Russian companies and individuals were indicted over alleged meddling in U.S. elections, it prompted a series of tweets from a Facebook executive. And his comments prompted thousands of angry responses on Twitter.
P.M. Edition for February 20th: Following the shooting that killed 17 students at a Florida high school, President Trump says he supports a proposal that would toughen background checks for gun purchases. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Bykowicz has more.
A.M. Edition for Monday, February 19: Sam Adams' new CEO, Dave Burwick, has plenty of experience in the beverage industry. But will he be able to help the company boost sales? The Wall Street Journal's Maria Armental has more.
Weekend Edition for February 17-18: Stocks recovered this past week from a bruising selloff earlier in the month. The Nasdaq had its best week in years. Plus, the Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen talks about the influence that Apple has on the broader market.
P.M. Edition for February 16th: With the start of the Lunar New Year, four Chinese movies are debuting in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel says it signals China's ambitions to become a global movie-making force.