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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 Marc Stewart.

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P.M. Edition for July 30. This week, "Black Widow" star Scarlett Johansson sued Disney, accusing the company of breaching her contract with Disney's Marvel Entertainment when it simultaneously released the movie in theaters and on its streaming service. Media reporter Joe Flint joins host Annmarie Fertoli to talk about how the suit could be a bellwether for Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for July 30. WSJ's Micah Maidenberg on the postponed launch of the Starliner space capsule and its importance for Boeing's future. Actress Scarlett Johansson sues Disney for offering the latest Marvel movie 'Black Widow' on its streaming service at the same time as the theatrical release. U.S. cryptocurrency traders look offshore despite a ban. And, some companies consider a four-day work week. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for July 29. The Commerce Department says the US economy grew rapidly in the second quarter - and exceeded the level it was at before the Covid-19 pandemic. But could the Delta variant slow that progress? Economics editor Nell Henderson joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for July 29. WSJ Europe Finance Editor Alex Frangos discusses a report detailing failures at the Swiss bank that led to losses of more than $5.5 billion. Apple expresses concern over the effect of the chip shortage on popular products. Trading app Robinhood is expected to make its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange today. And, why some airline passengers are now being bounced from their flights. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for July 28. Olympic superstar gymnast Simone Biles's stunning decision to withdraw from top Olympic events could mark a turning point in conversations about mental health and athletics. Sports columnist Jason Gay joins host Annmarie Fertoli from Tokyo with more on how the move could ripple far beyond the world of sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for July 28. WSJ chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos discusses what to expect as the Federal Reserve's meeting concludes today. President Biden plans to outline a change to the 'Buy American' government program. Trading app Robinhood's initial public offering is set to price. WSJ markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff on the rising cost of coffee. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Mike Schmechel

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May 4th
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Jr. Kruger

Now we should help Central America with the vaccine. Thanks.

Apr 25th
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Jr. Kruger

Hello. We need courts to hold police responsible for their deadly approach to intervention. I would really appreciate the cops protecting everyone; by starting to protect the threatened persons before using force. Columbus,Ohio

Apr 25th
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Jr. Kruger

I am really glad we can leave a message. Thanks.

Apr 25th
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Jr. Kruger

Hi. I wanted to add a recient post; every comment is from last year 2019 and before.

Apr 25th
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Zah Ra

Before sanctions, we are suffering from the Islamic regime in Iran. The real threat to Iranian people is the regime. JCPOA was a bad deal. Obama gave billions of dolloars to mullahs to kill, torture and suppress people. And biden is making the same mistake again. So he shouldn't speak about human rights anymore.

Apr 5th
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Jr. Kruger

Stumbling Joe; Git Er Done !

Apr 5th
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Jong-Hyun Lee

I think important that "How to understand the mix of negative news headlines and positive stock moves."

Jun 9th
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Kharthik

Thanks for content guys. Just one request to Mark, your 's' sounds are too sharp so kindly make it pleasing

May 20th
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Jong-Hyun Lee

thank you

Mar 26th
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Laura Gutierrez

Great info!

Mar 24th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Ohio isn't even on lockdown yet and I'm already over it.

Mar 17th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Mar 2nd
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Jacob De Leon

Great podcast.

Jan 31st
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C Torres

WSJ having a political title to this podcast, that is really subjective, is both unbecoming to its company name and revealing as to its leanings.

Dec 21st
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Sigler Jorge

Are you really running ada for the gun industry??? I'm immediately unsubscribing! #gunviolence #massshooting #gunlaws

Oct 15th
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Hoi_Pollois

Is it a plan yet, or just another idea being mumbled about?

Sep 6th
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William

What the hell is a skag? If she keeps on saying skag, maybe she is one.

Aug 7th
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lzk222

damn "objective" news is effing boring

Aug 2nd
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Andrew Wright

fuck your ad volume wsj

Jul 24th
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