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Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Health Reform Bill  

Senate Republican leaders Thursday unveiled a health-care measure that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act. Wall Street Journal reporter Michelle Hackman says, among the many changes, the bill would phase out taxes for high-income earners.

Nike Will Sell Some Products Directly to Amazon  

Nike has agreed to sell some items directly to Amazon.com. Nike had held out making such a move, but the Wall Street Journal's Sara Germano says Nike has been ramping up its e-commerce efforts, as traditional retailers continue to lose business.

Greg Ip: The Economy Needs More Amazons  

The U.S. has observed a long period of low stock-market volatility and economic stagnation. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip believes the economy and markets could benefit from more risk-taking companies - creative disrupters like Amazon.com.

Investors Push Uber CEO Out. What's Next?  

Ride-hailing firm Uber was a brash startup that became a nearly-70 billion dollar company. Now, CEO Travis Kalanick is gone, ousted by investors after a series of scandals and setbacks. What's next for Uber? The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger joins us.

GOP Keeps House Seat in Georgia  

Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election to decide a hotly-contested U.S. House seat in Georgia. The Wall Street Journal's Reid Epstein talks about the most expensive race in House history.

Struggling to Modernize Government Tech  

The government's computer systems are old and outdated, and tech companies would love to jump in and overhaul them. But standing in the way, says the Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon, is government bureaucracy.

UPS Delivers New Holiday Surcharges to Retailers  

UPS plans to charge extra fees to retailers for delivering packages during the busiest periods before Christmas. Will this lead to higher shipping prices for consumers? Joining us is Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Ziobro.

How Apple's iPhone Transformed Apple Itself  

Since it was introduced 10 years ago, Apple's iPhone has changed the way we live and work. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says the iPhone has also transformed Apple from a scrappy innovator into an industry giant facing enormous challenges.

Plan to Track Foreigners at Airports Hits a Snag  

The government says it's finally developed a way to reliably track departing foreigners at U.S. airports. But the Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler says Uncle Sam and the airline industry are in a dispute, each saying the other should operate the system.

Do CEOs Have Clout with Donald Trump?  

President Trump often invites CEOs to the White House for discussions on how to shape economic policy. But how much influence do executives have over Mr. Trump? The Wall Street Journal's Vanessa Fuhrmans says the CEOs appear to have had a mixed record of success.

Boeing Launches a New Single-Aisle Plane  

Boeing has launched its largest single-aisle jetliner, the 737 Max 10. The Wall Street Journal's Robert Wall, reporting from the Paris Air Show, says the new plane is Boeing's bid to regain market share lost to Airbus.

We're Drinking More Liquor, Less Beer and Wine  

New data shows that sales of spirits and mixed drinks rose last year, while beer and wine sales fell. Wall Street Journal reporter Jennifer Maloney says more millennials are turning to gin, whiskey, tequila and cocktails.

Week Ahead: Home Sales and Fed Speeches  

The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney joins us from the Washington newsroom with a look at what to watch this week.

Weekend Edition: A Laptop With a Cloth Keyboard?  

Wall Street Journal personal tech Geoffrey Fowler tests a new Microsoft laptop and its fabric feature. Plus, why 'Cars 3' is much more than a movie.

Wall Street Recap: Amazon Pressures Retail Stocks  

Shares of retailers fell Friday after Amazon said it would buy Whole Foods Market. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in studio to look at the week on Wall Street.

Amazon Swallows Whole Foods  

Amazon.com plans to buy Whole Foods for 13.7 billion dollars, the largest deal in Amazon's history. The Wall Street Journal's Annie Gasparro talks about what the deal means for both companies, and what it might mean for consumers.

Google Faces Record Fine by European Union  

The European Union's antitrust watchdog is getting set to hit Google with a hefty fine. From Brussels, Wall Street Journal reporter Natalia Drozdiak says Google faces charges it manipulates search results.

White House at Odds with Fed on Growth Forecasts  

The Trump administration is predicting the economy will eventually grow at a three percent pace. But that's at odds with what the Federal Reserve is predicting, according to Wall Street Journal Washington reporter Harriet Torry.

Mueller Probing Possible Obstruction of Justice  

Special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation to include whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey. Wall Street Journal reporter Shane Harris joins us from Washington.

Dietz: Mortgage Rates to Nudge Higher Due to Fed  

The National Association of Home Builders says builder confidence dipped in June. NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz explains why. He also offers his outlook for mortgage rates as the Fed increases rates and shrinks its balance sheet.

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