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A.M. Edition for Aug. 18. Recent explosions at a Russian air base and an ammunition depot in Crimea have made the Russian-occupied peninsula the latest battleground in the Ukraine war. WSJ European security correspondent James Marson explains what the attacks signal about Ukraine’s capabilities and Russia’s ability to fight the war in southern Ukraine. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 17. Rep. Liz Cheney, a three-term incumbent, was roundly defeated in her Wyoming Republican primary on Tuesday. She says she will focus her efforts on preventing former President Donald Trump from ever holding a powerful government office again. She also is contemplating a presidential bid herself in 2024. But can she win back the support of Republicans? WSJ Congressional reporter Natalie Andrews joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 17. China’s response to a visit to Taiwan by American lawmakers this week lacked some of the firepower seen in its reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip. But is China nonetheless establishing a “new normal” for the island? WSJ reporter Karen Hao explains Beijing’s attempt to find the right tone on Taiwan after these recent U.S. visits. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 16. As the new school year begins, education departments across the U.S. say they still have tens of thousands of teacher vacancies. Recruiters are calling it the toughest hiring season they have ever seen. WSJ education reporter Sara Randazzo joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what is fueling the shortage and how districts are scrambling to hire staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 16. After years of letting major mergers go unchallenged, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission under Chairwoman Lina Khan is beginning to throw sand in the gears of Wall Street’s deal machine. WSJ antitrust and financial enforcement reporter Dave Michaels explains Khan’s approach to regulation and how businesses are responding. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 15. China's economy is struggling to climb out of the pandemic. After a temporary boost upon emerging from strict lockdowns, new data shows activity is slowing across the Chinese economy. WSJ reporter Jason Douglas joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the impact on China and the global economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 15. Ukraine’s battlefield defense against Russia may be gradually strengthening, but the country is facing a widening financial shortfall. WSJ reporter Marcus Walker says Kyiv has been forced to print money to cover the cost of fighting Russia’s invasion, which has pummeled Ukraine’s economy. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 12. Higher prices and soaring mortgage rates are pushing many would-be buyers out of the market. The National Association of Realtors says housing affordability is now at its lowest level since 1989. WSJ housing reporter Nicole Friedman joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the state of the U.S. housing market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 12. The number of U.S. student visas issued to Chinese nationals plunged by more than 50% in the first half of this year compared with pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the U.S. State Department. WSJ reporter Sha Hua explains what is behind that trend and how the decline could affect American colleges and universities. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 11. Disney delivered a strong earnings report this week, reporting a 26% increase in revenue, thanks to record sales at its theme parks, and adding subscribers to its streaming video platform, Disney+. But the company also lowered its long-term forecast for Disney+. Reporter Robbie Whelan joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss why, and what it means for the streaming sector. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 11. Could Taiwan withstand a Chinese invasion of the island? A recent war game conducted at a Washington think tank found that it could, though the U.S. and Japan would need to help and all sides would pay a heavy price. WSJ national security reporter Warren Strobel discusses what lessons the exercise offers about China’s capabilities and the destruction a conflict could cause across the Indo-Pacific. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 10. U.S. inflation has eased slightly, coming down from a four-decade high. The Labor Department said the consumer price index rose 8.5% in July from the same month a year ago, down from 9.1% in June. Falling energy prices accounted for much of the decline. But costs on staples like food and shelter are still rising. WSJ economics reporter Gwynn Guilford joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 10. Some of America’s fastest-growing cities are experiencing a land rush, as investors buy up vacant lots on a massive scale. WSJ commercial real estate reporter Konrad Putzier explains who is getting into the game and why tax incentives mean these plots may not see immediate development. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 9. The FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, Mar-a-Lago, is raising plenty of questions, including whether federal agents found any classified government documents. Such a discovery could have serious legal and political implications for Trump. Reporter Corinne Ramey joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 9. Wedged between the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad and close Russian ally Belarus is a 45-mile corridor of NATO territory. WSJ Brussels bureau chief Dan Michaels says that Western military officials are worried Russia could resort to force to try to take over the border region, as once-unthinkable scenarios become a source of anxiety. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 8. Senate Democrats have approved a new climate, healthcare and tax plan that includes a 15% minimum tax on corporations. WSJ economic policy reporter Andrew Duehren joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss what made it into the bill, what got kicked to the curb, and what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 8. Corporate chiefs who spent much of the pandemic projecting a softer image to employees are starting to change their tune as signs emerge that the economy is worsening. WSJ reporter Chip Cutter explains how executives are reconciling this abrupt change in their management style and why some are taking a different approach. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 5. U.S. employers added 528,000 jobs to the economy in July, according to the latest report from the Labor Department. That means the economy has now recouped the 22 million jobs it lost during the pandemic. But while the labor market is going strong, there are concerns in the broader economy, chief among them persistently high inflation. Labor economics reporter Sarah Chaney Cambon joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A.M. Edition for Aug. 5. China and other government creditors recently agreed to negotiate debt relief for the southern African nation of Zambia. WSJ deputy bureau chief for Africa Gabriele Steinhause says the move marks a milestone in an international effort to avoid a wave of chaotic defaults among developing countries as interest rates rise worldwide. Plus, as China flags, luxury brands set their sights on Middle America. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
P.M. Edition for Aug. 4. The Bank of England has made its biggest rate hike in more than 25 years, to help tame soaring inflation. But the central bank still warned that the U.K. economy is headed for a recession this year. Reporter Will Horner joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the BOE’s move compares to global efforts to rein in inflation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (53)

Elizabeth Burns

Real estate? No. Money laundering. When the money laundering ends, so does the inflation in housing.

Jul 15th
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Gabriella Arroyo

takeout popcorn what the hell?

Nov 30th
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Parsival North

I put off retirement for six years. The last year I worked was because of the pandemic. I enjoyed my career driving and could have stayed longer if I wanted. I made good money, and would recommend driving job to a friend.

Nov 3rd
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Gabriella Arroyo

were all these people in that room in cuba??

Oct 19th
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Parsival North

Poor Texans. Do they really support their governments differ politically with Surgeon General?

Oct 12th
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Parsival North

The Federal Government should be more defensive toward companies like FB.

Oct 7th
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Parsival North

I quit FB when they let state sponsored advertising campaign against Hillary Clinton in her loss to the Donald Trump juggernaut.

Oct 7th
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Parsival North

USA charging top dollar. I can wait to replace my Forman grill.

Oct 7th
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Lynne McNamee

so sad to learn Mark Stewart is leaving the poscast. best of luck in your new ventures.

Sep 22nd
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Mark Morgan

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Sep 15th
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Ariel Wertheim

Who the heck cares what the Theranos CEO is wearing to court? IDGAF what Elon Musk wore to the SpaceX announcement and I didn't hear squat about it!

Sep 15th
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Julie Sobinsky

when is the next space launch?

Sep 14th
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Julie Sobinsky

it does take to learn how to socialize with others during the infection rate.

Sep 14th
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Julie Sobinsky

how many injections for COVID-19?

Sep 14th
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Abdikadirm Farah

hello WSJ ILOVE ALL THANKS.

Sep 10th
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Abdikadirm Farah

hello WSJ THANKS.

Sep 10th
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彭爽

Russia has border with afghan???

Aug 25th
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Parsival North

Think happy thoughts Mario. Maybe you could use some help understanding all those violations. I do,I do,I do believe in faeries. Thanks!

Aug 3rd
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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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