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  • Fed Projects One Rate Cut This Year Despite Mild Inflation Report

    12/06/2024 Duração: 15min

    P.M. Edition for June 12. Federal Reserve officials indicated most are in no hurry to lower rates, even after a report showed inflation eased last month. Spencer Jakab, global editor of Heard on the Street, has more. And investigative reporter Joe Palazzolo discusses how several female employees at SpaceX say its founder Elon Musk showed them an unusual amount of attention or pursued them. Plus, U.S. travelers can now renew their passports online. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Nvidia’s Hot New Clients Are Countries, Not Companies

    12/06/2024 Duração: 14min

    A.M. Edition for June 12. We look at a new and fast-growing source of revenue for Nvidia as governments around the world pile into the artificial intelligence boom. The WSJ’s Sam Schechner and Asa Fitch explain what we mean by “sovereign AI” and who stands to benefit from countries’ race to control their AI destinies. Plus, the U.S. continues a diplomatic push for an Israel-Hamas cease-fire, but its ambitious plan to help deliver aid to Gaza is falling apart. And, McKinsey’s boss is tackling his next big consulting project: his own firm. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How ‘Anti-Woke’ Shareholders Are Going After Corporate America

    11/06/2024 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for June 11. Hunter Biden was found guilty on all charges in a felony gun case. WSJ Justice Department reporter Ryan Barber discusses the verdict. And “anti-woke” activists have set their sights on corporate boards. Corporate news reporter Theo Francis explains what's behind the strategy. Plus, Andrea Petersen explains why some scientists are concerned about a sunscreen ingredient in your food. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • ‘Degen’ Traders Take on Wall Street

    11/06/2024 Duração: 15min

    A.M. Edition for June 11. Risky trades are roaring in popularity, driven by amateur investors piling into meme stocks and long-shot bets. The WSJ’s Hannah Miao says these self-proclaimed degenerate traders have Wall Street paying attention. Plus, derivatives regulator Christy Goldsmith Romero emerges as the White House’s top pick to head the FDIC. And, one prison in Brazil trades guard dogs for geese—with great success. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Americans Hate Inflation. That’s Bad News for the Fed.

    10/06/2024 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for June 10. Economists say higher inflation than the 2% the Federal Reserve is aiming for could help the Fed get out of possible downturns. But, as economics reporter Justin Lahart points out, inflation is unpopular among consumers. And Apple announces a software update that includes generative artificial intelligence. Plus, extreme weather is putting crops like olives, cocoa and grapes at risk. Reporter Jon Emont says that is raising prices for goods like olive oil, chocolate and wine. Alex Ossola hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Europe Shifts to the Right

    10/06/2024 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for June 10. Nationalist parties make a strong showing in European Union elections, dealing a setback to leaders in France and Germany. The WSJ’s Laurence Norman says the results could influence the EU’s agenda on migration and the environment. Plus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu’s top rival quits the government over his handling of the war in Gaza. And activist investor Elliott takes a big stake in Southwest Airlines. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ozempic Economics: Your Questions Answered

    09/06/2024 Duração: 13min

    GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound have been revolutionary for weight loss. They’re also sparking big changes in many industries – from food to medicine. Wall Street Journal tech editor Bradley Olson – who himself took a GLP-1 drug – and audio reporter Jessica Mendoza have been documenting impacts of this new class of drugs in a series – “Trillion Dollar Shot” – for our sister podcast The Journal. They answer listener questions on how it’s transforming bodies, fortunes and industries. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading The Quest for Treatments to Keep Weight Off After Ozempic  Can Ozempic Maker Novo Nordisk Keep Up Its Momentum?  How Drugs Like Ozempic Are Changing What We Think About Weight Loss  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What’s News in Markets: Streaming Price, Spending Slumps, Meme Mania

    08/06/2024 Duração: 05min

    Why is Spotify hiking its premium price? And how are J.M. Smucker and Lululemon dealing with lower consumer spending? Plus, what’s behind the wild moves of GameStop’s stock? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Republicans and Democrats Prepare for a Tax-Policy Fight

    07/06/2024 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for June 7. A 2017 tax overhaul is set to expire at the end of 2025, but tax policy reporter Richard Rubin says what comes after will depend on the outcome of this year’s election. And U.S. job numbers for May were higher than economists predicted, but unemployment also rose, painting a complicated picture of the economy. Plus, Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is a South Florida gem, but just how much it is worth is a matter of dispute, as Wall Street Journal reporter E.B. Solomont discusses with Tali Arbel. Alex Ossola hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Biden to Use D-Day Backdrop for Re-Election Pitch

    07/06/2024 Duração: 14min

    A.M. Edition for June 7. President Biden is emphasizing the importance of democratic principles as he seeks re-election, but polls show other issues are on voters’ minds. Plus, China’s outbound shipments top economists’ forecasts —defying the specter of looming U.S. tariffs. And, companies from Amazon to DoorDash have started to roll out deliveries by drone. But making aerial shipments profitable is a challenge, WSJ’s Liz Young explains. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How New Tech Could Help Jolt the Aging U.S. Grid

    06/06/2024 Duração: 12min

    P.M. Edition for June 6. The country’s aging power grid is due for a burst of new power and electricity demand driven by electric vehicles and new data centers for artificial-intelligence technology. Climate and energy reporter Scott Patterson discusses the White House’s plan to modernize it. And Keith Gill—the meme-stock influencer known as Roaring Kitty—single-handedly moved GameStop’s stock higher. But did he manipulate the market? Alexander Osipovich explains. Plus, business of social media reporter Salvador Rodriguez on Meta’s move to allow businesses on WhatsApp to use free artificial intelligence chatbots. Pierre Bienaimé hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • FTC Puts Microsoft AI Deal Under the Microscope

    06/06/2024 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for June 6. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Microsoft structured one of its latest deals to avoid an antitrust review. WSJ’s Kim Mackrael says regulators are concerned tech giants could snap up the most promising AI applications. Plus, Israel strikes a United Nations school and shelter in Gaza, saying Hamas was operating there. And, we take a look at the foods we might find more of on our plates in the future. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Investment Income Keeps Americans Spending

    05/06/2024 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for June 5. The Wall Street Journal’s David Uberti explains how a booming economy and rising household wealth are helping millions of Americans power through inflation. And the NBA is closing in on a $76 billion TV deal in a defining moment for media and sports. WSJ’s Isabella Simonetti has the details. Plus, Boeing’s Starliner finally blasts off on its first astronaut mission after setbacks and delays. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Private Meetings in Which President Biden Appears To Be Slowing Down

    05/06/2024 Duração: 14min

    A.M. Edition for June 5. WSJ reporters Annie Linskey and Siobhan Hughes reveal accounts from both Republicans and Democrats that, behind closed doors, President Biden shows signs of slipping. Plus, a new Texas stock exchange backed by BlackRock and Citadel Securities aims to challenge New York’s dominance. And, discount retailer Dollar Tree explores a sale or spinoff of Family Dollar. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why Apartment Building Developers Are Sitting on Empty Lots

    04/06/2024 Duração: 12min

    P.M. Edition for June 4. Financing for apartment building construction has dried up, as housing and rental market reporter Will Parker explains. And Joseph Walker reports on how pharmacists are using social media to unionize. Plus, travel reporter Jacob Passy says unpredictable storms known as derechos could threaten your summer travel plans. Shelby Holliday hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • India’s Modi Set for Election Setback

    04/06/2024 Duração: 14min

    A.M. Edition for June 4. Early election results from India showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party struggling to hold onto a majority after encountering a strong fight from a revived opposition. WSJ correspondent Shan Li explains what that could mean for Modi’s future, his economic policy and his Hindu nationalist agenda. Plus, China's domestic chip giant takes a step toward eliminating its reliance on the U.S. And New York tries to make social media less addictive for minors. Luke Vargas hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why Companies May Let You Vote on Elon Musk’s Pay

    03/06/2024 Duração: 15min

    P.M. Edition for June 3. If you own a (401)k, you could soon vote on issues like Elon Musk’s pay or Shell's future. Heard on the Street columnist Jon Sindreu explains how "pass-through voting" works. And President Biden is expected to issue an executive order limiting asylum rules. Plus, The Wall Street Journal’s Berber Jin reports on the investment empire that is raising conflicts of interest questions for OpenAI CEO and co-founder Sam Altman. Sabrina Siddiqui hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • OPEC+ Moves Set to Keep Oil Prices High

    03/06/2024 Duração: 14min

    A.M. Edition for June 3. Top oil producers and their allies extend output cuts into next year in a bid to boost prices. Plus, GameStop and AMC Entertainment rally after a cryptic tweet. And blacklisted Chinese firms are rebranding as American to dodge a crackdown, leaving U.S. lawmakers frustrated, says WSJ's Heather Somerville. Peter Granitz hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Trump’s Conviction in Hush-Money Case: What Comes Next?

    02/06/2024 Duração: 12min

    Former President Donald Trump is pledging to appeal his conviction on 34 charges of falsifying business records, connected to a hush-money payment to cover up an alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. But that appeal could be months or years away, and the guilty verdict raises questions about the law and what it means for a convicted felon to be running for president. WSJ law reporter James Fanelli explains what happens between now and sentencing, and WSJ political reporter Alex Leary digs into the ramifications for the 2024 presidential race. Danny Lewis hosts. Sign up for the WSJ's free What's News newsletter.  Further Reading: Trump Guilty Verdict Rocks 2024 Presidential Campaign   Trump Decries Guilty Verdict, Presses Ahead With Campaign Against Biden  Trump’s Conviction: A History of WSJ’s Hush-Money Investigation  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What’s News in Markets: Wrong AI, Troubled Retailers, Trump Volatility

    01/06/2024 Duração: 05min

    How did Salesforce drag down the Dow, and how did Google search miss the point? And what separated Kohl’s and Gap’s performance? Plus, how did Trump’s social-media company do after his felony conviction? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices