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Top stories. Timely insights. Mirrored after the popular WSJ column, get updates twice daily for your commute as our journalists cover world events, business, politics, markets and the economy.

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  • Are Workplace Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates On The Horizon?

    27/07/2021 Duração: 16min

    P.M. Edition for July 27. The CDC has changed it guidance, urging vaccinated people to resume wearing masks indoors, as the Covid-19 Delta variant spreads across the country. The Biden Administration says it's considering mandating vaccines for all federal workers. And the mayor of New York City is urging the private sector to also require vaccines or regular testing for workers. Life and Work reporter Ray Smith joins host Janet Babin to discuss the legal implications for companies and how employees are responding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • U.S. Secretary of State Heads to India

    27/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for July 27. WSJ foreign policy editor Robert Ourlian discusses what's behind Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to India this week. North Korea reopens direct communication lines with South Korea. Markets in Asia fall as China tightens tech regulations. And, why bosses want you back at the office. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Aon, Willis $30B Merger Turns Bust After DOJ Objections

    26/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for July 26. Insurance brokerage firms Aon and Willis Towers Watson decided to scrap their $30 billion merger plans today. The move comes after the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit opposing the deal, the first big test of the Biden administration's more muscular antitrust policy. Europe finance editor Alex Frangos discusses what this could mean for the future of mergers with host Charlie Turner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What's the State of the Global Economy?

    26/07/2021 Duração: 15min

    A.M. Edition for July 26. WSJ's Paul Hannon examines where world economies stand amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the highly contagious Delta variant. Wall Street traders prepare for a long list of corporate earnings this week. American swimmers win medals at the Tokyo Olympics. And, a push for government-funded diapers. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Homeowners Get Relief as Renters Face Eviction Deadline

    23/07/2021 Duração: 14min

    P.M. Edition for July 23. The Biden administration plans to expand assistance programs for borrowers who fell behind on their mortgages during the pandemic. And ahead of a July 31 deadline, many tenants are at risk of eviction because states are having trouble distributing billions of dollars in federal funds meant to help them pay their rent. Reporter Andrew Ackerman discusses both issues with host Charlie Turner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Tokyo Olympics Get Under Way Amid Covid-19 Concerns

    23/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for July 23. WSJ's Alastair Gale in Japan joins host Marc Stewart to discuss how the opening ceremony is taking on a different tone compared to past Olympic Games. New insights on how long the global chip shortage could last. And, electric-vehicle sales see a jolt in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Texas Arrests Border Migrants, But Plan Divides Counties

    22/07/2021 Duração: 14min

    P.M. Edition for July 22. After declaring the state's border situation a disaster, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is pursuing a new plan to arrest migrants who cross the border illegally on state charges of trespassing. But civil-rights groups say states can't legally enforce federal immigration law, and some counties are refusing to take part. Reporter Elizabeth Findell joins host Charlie Turner to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What's Ahead for Fed Chief Jerome Powell

    22/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for July 22. WSJ's Nick Timiraos discusses what the Biden administration may do as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's term is set to expire. Utility company PG&E said it plans to bury thousands of miles of power lines in fire-prone areas. WSJ's Rochelle Toplensky looks at the role of inflation and the value of bitcoin. And, what makes TikTok users tick? Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • As Delta Spreads, Local Officials Emphasize Vaccines Over Restrictions

    21/07/2021 Duração: 16min

    P.M. Edition for July 21. As the Delta variant contributes to a surge in new Covid-19 cases, state and local authorities are pushing people to get vaccinated while focusing less on reinstating restrictions. Reporter Dan Frosch joins host Charlie Turner to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • U.S. Digital-Trade Deal With Asia Faces Hurdles

    21/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for July 21. WSJ senior editor Bob Davis discusses the obstacles in forming a U.S. trade deal for the Asia-Pacific region. A closer look at what the decline in bond yields says about the American economy. And, challenges facing air travelers this summer. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Drug Companies, States Near $26 Billion Opioid Settlement

    20/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for July 20. States and drug companies are close to reaching a $26 billion settlement deal for the opioid epidemic. Negotiations have gone on for more than two years as a way to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by states and municipalities. Reporter Sara Randazzo joins host Charlie Turner to discuss where the money would go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Montana Boomtown Experiences Housing Market Popularity

    20/07/2021 Duração: 12min

    A.M. Edition for July 20. WSJ's Nicole Friedman looks at the latest rankings on the WSJ/Realtor.com Housing Market Index. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to head to space today with his company Blue Origin. WSJ's James Willhite discusses the prospects facing global markets after Monday's decline. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • U.S. Blames China-Linked Hackers for Microsoft Cyberattack

    19/07/2021 Duração: 15min

    P.M. Edition for July 19. The Biden administration and several U.S. allies blamed hackers tied to China's main intelligence service for a cyberattack on Microsoft's email software earlier this year. Cybersecurity reporter Dustin Volz joins host Charlie Turner to discuss what that says about President Biden's overall approach to China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • U.S. Corporations Resume Donations to Some Republicans

    19/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for July 19. WSJ's Chad Day on why some American companies are resuming their political donations to Republicans. Video-conferencing service Zoom looks to make its biggest acquisition ever. Hedge-fund billionaire William Ackman's SPAC won't invest in Universal Music Group, but his investment firm will take a stake instead. And, firms are urging their bankers to go back out to in-person meetings. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Long Will the Retail Sales Recovery Last?

    16/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for July 16. U.S. retail sales rose more than half a percent last month, and Americans continued to shift their spending from big-ticket items to outdoor activities. But some sectors continue to face supply shortages. Economics reporter Amara Omeokwe joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the retail sales picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Many Jobs Lost During the Pandemic Are Likely Not Coming Back

    16/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for July 16. WSJ's Lauren Weber discusses why businesses that laid off workers during the pandemic are already predicting they will need fewer employees in the future. Chip giant Intel is in talks to make its largest acquisition ever. The U.S. warns businesses over rising risks in Hong Kong as China cracks down. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What Big Bank Earnings Can Tell Us About the Economy

    15/07/2021 Duração: 11min

    P.M. Edition for July 15. Big banks from JPMorgan to Citigroup posted their latest earnings this week. There's a lot the numbers can tell us about the overall economic recovery, from mergers and markets to consumer spending and borrowing. Banking reporter David Benoit joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Biden to Meet in D.C.

    15/07/2021 Duração: 14min

    A.M. Edition for July 15. As Merkel prepares to meet with Biden today on a farewell visit, WSJ's Bojan Pancevski discusses the state of relations between the two allies. Johnson & Johnson recalls some sunscreen sprays. Lumber prices are dropping, but home prices may not. And, strategies used by the food industry to offset higher expenses. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EU, China Release Broad Plans to Cut Carbon Emissions

    14/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    P.M. Edition for July 14. The European Union and China unveiled ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, joining the Biden administration in laying out bold initiatives to address climate change. But what will it take to get there? Paris correspondent Matthew Dalton joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How President Biden Still Hasn't Delivered on Some Campaign Promises

    14/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    A.M. Edition for July 14. WSJ's Andrew Restuccia discusses how President Biden has so far been unable to deliver on some of his promises on ethics and campaign-finance overhauls. Senate Democrats agree to a $3.5 trillion healthcare and antipoverty plan. The rising cost of natural gas is felt world-wide. Discount chain Dollar Tree faces challenges from inflation. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices