WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

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Get up-to-speed with top stories from The Wall Street Journal. Plus, the latest on the economy and politics.

Episodes

What to Watch for Wednesday, August 23rd  

It's a tight labor market, so why is wage growth still sluggish? We'll talk about it with the Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath. Plus, Verizon throttles back on video quality.

Top Stories for Tuesday, August 22nd  

The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold talks about President Trump's plan to add more troops in Afghanistan. Plus, the Treasury Department hits ten Chinese and Russian firms with sanctions.

What to Watch for Tuesday, August 22nd  

The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour says Republicans will have precious little time to pass healthcare legislation once Congress returns next month from recess. Plus, Macy's poaches an eBay executive.

Top Stories for Monday, August 21st  

The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmanns on whether the fractured alliance between President Trump and corporate CEO's can be mended. Plus, WSJ's J.R. Whalen reports on the total eclipse.

What to Watch for Monday, August 21st  

Is being one of the older kids in kindergarten a big advantage in school performance and getting into college? We'll discuss research on this with Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Leubsdorf. Plus, more advisers split with President Trump.

Week Ahead: Fed Chair Yellen, Home Sales  

Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell previews the upcoming week's economic schedule. It's highlighted by home sales reports and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming symposium.

Wall Street Recap: Stocks End Week Lower  

Stocks lost ground Friday, ending lower for a second straight week. Amid the turmoil in Washington, Corrie Driebusch of the Wall Street Journal says investors didn't want to go into the week with risk on their plate.

Top Stories for Friday, August 18th  

Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on what we can learn from the terror attacks in Spain. Plus, the ACLU takes a tougher stance on armed protests.

What to Watch for Friday, August 18th  

The Wall Street Journal's Cam McWhirter talks about how the right-wing extremist movement has become unified. Plus, a planned White House infrastructure council has reportedly been canceled.

Top Stories for Thursday, August 17th  

The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle discusses Apple CEO Tim Cook's criticism of President Trump. Plus, WSJ Executive Washington Editor Gerald Seib on the practical impact of the two White House business councils disbanding.

Top Stories for Thursday, August 17th  

The Wall Street Journal's David Harrison talks about the split among Fed policymakers over when the next rate hike should take place. Plus, the White House says the government will make cost-sharing payments this month to health insurers.

Top Stories for Wednesday, August 16th  

Home prices took a big jump in the second quarter. We'll discuss reasons for the rise with Lawrence Yun of the National Association of Realtors. Plus, President Trump says he's disbanding two advisory councils.

What to Watch for Wednesday, August 16th  

The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin on Nafta re-negotiations, which begin Wednesday. Plus, President Trump backtracks on singling out white nationalists.

Top Stories for Tuesday, August 15th  

Online employment scams are a growing problem, and the Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee says millennials are a favorite target for hackers. Plus, consumers opened their wallets in July.

What to Watch for Tuesday, August 15th  

The Wall Street Journal's Dave Michaels talks about regulators' moves to loosen financial rules. Plus, President Trump's move to ramp up trade pressure on China.

Top Stories for Monday, August 14th  

The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold talks about the nation's top military officer's role in the tensions between the US and North Korea. Plus, Merck's chief quits President Trump's manufacturing advisory council.

What to Watch for Monday, August 14th  

The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel talks about a disappointing summer box office for movie theaters. Plus, some key earnings and economic reports are on this week's calendar.

Week Ahead: Retail Sales and Fed Minutes  

July retail sales, housing starts and Fed minutes highlight this week's economic calendar. A preview from Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Ben Leubsdorf.

The Markets' Worst Week in Months  

US/North Korea tensions and some poor earnings led to weekly drops of about one percent for the major averages. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says disappointing earnings were as much a factor in the selloff as geopolitics.

Top Stories for Friday, August 11th  

The Wall Street Journal's Mark Maremont talks about the FBI uncovering an ISIS-run financial network allegedly involving eBay. Plus, how much does President Trump's tough talk on North Korea mean for financial markets?

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