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WSJ What?s News

WSJ What?s News

What's News brings you the headlines and business news that move markets and the world?twice every weekday. In 10-12 minutes, get caught up on the best Wall Street Journal scoops and exclusives, with insight and analysis from the award-winning reporters that broke the stories. Hosted by Annmarie Fertoli and Luke Vargas.

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U.K. Businesses Close Under High Costs

A.M. Edition for Oct. 6. WSJ?s Trefor Moss explains how rising energy costs stemming from Russia?s war in Ukraine, the increasing price of raw materials and weakening consumer demand have led to hundreds of thousands of U.K. businesses closing down. Plus, U.S. retailers are betting big on real estate. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-10-06
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OPEC+ Makes Biggest Oil Cut in More Than Two Years

P.M. Edition for Oct. 5. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its Russia-led allies, collectively known as OPEC+, have agreed to cut oil production by two million barrels a day. WSJ senior Middle East correspondent Summer Said joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what the deal could mean for energy prices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-10-05
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Global Shipping Slows Amid Weak Demand

A.M. Edition for Oct. 5. Cargo shipping companies are canceling trips. WSJ senior reporter Costas Paris explains the reversal, and what plummeting rates mean for the industry. Plus, some businesses are choosing to continue operations in Myanmar, more than a year after the military seized power. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-10-05
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How Bayer Keeps Winning Court Cases Over Roundup Weedkiller

P.M. Edition for Oct. 4. Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter under the original terms of the deal, in a move that could avert a high-stakes trial. Plus, Bayer has been fighting tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, and the company recently has turned a losing streak at trial into a series of wins. Agriculture business reporter Patrick Thomas joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the change in Bayer?s strategy, and what it could mean for cases still pending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-10-04
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Democrats Try to Stanch Minority Voters? Defections to GOP

A.M. Edition for Oct. 4 Latinos voted for President Trump in greater numbers in 2020 than in 2016. A Wall Street Journal analysis of a key Democratic voting bloc?Latino, Black, and Asian voters?looks at where they could tip the balance of power by voting for Republicans. WSJ reporter and editor Aaron Zitner explains the importance of the bloc that Democrats once took for granted. Plus, traditional Wall Street firms eye the crypto market. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-10-04
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Shortage of Boeing, Airbus Jets Adds to Airline Woes

P.M. Edition for Oct. 3. The airline industry has been saddled with shortages in recent months, from staff including pilots to parts for its planes. In addition, carriers are facing a shortage of jets from planemakers Boeing and Airbus. WSJ aviation and aerospace reporter Benjamin Katz joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what is causing the delays and what they mean for passengers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-10-03
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Iran Cracks Down on Protests, Communications

A.M. Edition for Oct. 3 Human rights groups say that at least 92 people have been killed in protests against hardline rule in Iran. Government figures are less than half that number. The government has cracked down on access to the internet, so protesters have resorted to simpler, older methods of spreading the word. WSJ reporter Benoit Faucon discusses where the protest movement may be headed. Plus, Chinese energy companies are selling excess natural gas to Europe. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-10-03
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U.S. Lawmakers Kick Off Campaigning in Earnest

P.M. Edition for Sept. 30. Campaign season in the U.S. is about to go into high gear, with lawmakers leaving Congress for the next five weeks ahead of the midterm elections. WSJ audio reporter Daniella Cheslow joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the major issues they hope will resonate with voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-30
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Putin's Draft Order Sparks Russian Exodus to Neighboring Countries

A.M. Edition for Sept. 30. In the week since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of some 300,000 conscripts, fleeing Russians have overwhelmed ordinarily sleepy border posts stretching along thousands of miles of the country?s borders. WSJ senior reporter Drew Hinshaw recently traveled to the country of Georgia to observe the exodus and explains how countries are handling the Russian influx. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-30
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Hurricane Ian Wreaks Catastrophic Damage in Florida

P.M. Edition for Sept. 29. Millions are without power asFlorida begins to assess the aftermath of Hurricane lan, which made landfall Wednesday afternoon. WSJ U.S. editor Miguel Bustillo joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what we know about the damage and what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-29
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Pipeline Leaks Send Europe Racing to Protect Energy Infrastructure

A.M. Edition for Sept. 29. Leaks this week on the two Nord Stream pipelines used to carry Russian natural gas to Europe have spurred a mad dash across the continent to safeguard key energy facilities. WSJ reporter Georgi Kantchev details what may have caused the leaks and how governments are reacting. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-29
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Global Bonds Rally on Bank of England Plan to Buy Up Debt

P.M. Edition for Sept. 28. Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm. Plus, the Bank of England announced a plan to buy longer-term U.K. debt to help restore market stability. Global bonds rallied on the news. But will the plan work? Markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-28
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Russia Prepares to Annex Occupied Regions of Ukraine

A.M. Edition for Sept. 28. Russia is set to formally annex occupied territories in Ukraine after staging what have been described as sham referendums designed to confer legitimacy on its seizure of Ukrainian land. WSJ Moscow reporter Evan Gershkovich explains Moscow?s next steps in Ukraine and its reaction as Russians continue to flee to neighboring countries to avoid being conscripted to fight in the war. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-28
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Hurricane Ian Threatens Florida

P.M. Edition for Sept. 27. After making landfall in Cuba early Tuesday as a Category 3 storm, Hurricane Ian is now headed toward southwest Florida, including the Tampa Bay area . Reporter Cameron McWhirter joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the city is preparing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-27
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China Reins In Its Belt and Road Program, $1 Trillion Later

A.M. Edition for Sept. 27. Faced with souring loans and stalled projects, Beijing is revamping its troubled global infrastructure initiative. WSJ chief China correspondent Lingling Wei details the revised lending practices being considered in Beijing and the political costs of shaking up the program. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-27
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Are Bank of England, U.K. Government at Odds Over Economic Strategy?

P.M. Edition for Sept. 26. The British pound is under pressure and markets are in turmoil after the U.K. government announced plans last week to boost the economy by cutting taxes and increasing spending. Today, the Bank of England said it stands ready to continue raising interest rates. U.K. correspondent Max Colchester joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss whether those two plans are at odds and what the consequences could be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-26
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Italian Right on Course to Win Elections

A.M. Edition for Sept. 26. Projected results from Sunday?s vote in Italy point to victory for the right-wing coalition of Giorgia Meloni, who is favored to become the new prime minister. WSJ Southern Europe bureau chief Marcus Walker discusses the potential economic and foreign-policy significance of Meloni's win for Italy and the EU. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-26
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GOP House Leader McCarthy Outlines ?Commitment to America?

P.M. Edition for Sept. 23. Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy laid out the GOP plan should they flip the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections. WSJ Congressional reporter Natalie Andrews joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss how the platform of cutting crime, lowering prices and giving parents more influence in schools could go over with voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-23
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Can President Biden Finally Close the Guantanamo Bay Prison?

A.M. Edition for Sept. 23. President Biden is quietly stepping up efforts to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison more than two decades after the facility opened in the wake of the Sept. 11th, 2001, attacks. But can the latest bid to shut the facility succeed where others failed? WSJ correspondent Jess Bravin details the plan taking shape in Washington and the challenges it is likely to face. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-23
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U.S. Lawmakers Push Pentagon to Send Ukraine Advanced Drones

P.M. Edition for Sept. 22. A bipartisan group of members of Congress has urged Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to give Kiev advanced drone support. WSJ National Security correspondent Nancy Youssef tells host Daniella Cheslow lawmakers see the drones as a way to help Ukraine maintain its momentum during a successful counteroffensive against Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-09-22
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