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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 Luke Vargas.

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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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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Episodes

Ukraine Ends the Battle for Mariupol. What’s Next for the War?

5/17/2022
A.M. Edition for May 17. Ukraine has ordered an end to its combat mission in Mariupol and the evacuation of its soldiers from a steel plant in the city, concluding months of fighting against Russian forces. WSJ chief foreign correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov joins us from Kyiv with a look at what the latest developments from Mariupol and elsewhere in Ukraine could signal about the future course of the war. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:16

McDonald’s Is Leaving Russia After Three Decades

5/16/2022
P.M. Edition for May 16. McDonald’s is exiting Russia, joining a long list of Western companies to cut ties with the country over its invasion of Ukraine. But why now? And what impact might it have on other companies still operating in Russia? WSJ food reporter Annie Gasparro joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:26

Countries Embrace ‘Friend-Shoring’ to Secure Supply Chains

5/16/2022
A.M. Edition for May 16. As war and the pandemic expose the fragility of supply chains, the U.S. and its allies are pursuing a new kind of global trade, one that confines commerce to a circle of trusted nations. Fans call the shift “friend-shoring.” WSJ trade and international economy reporter Yuka Hayashi says it is an effort to try to work with friendly countries to increase production of critical goods, reducing reliance on countries such as China and Russia. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more...

Duration:00:15:25

Why Investors Are Spurning 'TINA' and Finding Alternatives to Stocks

5/13/2022
P.M. Edition for May 13. In the years since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the name TINA has been Wall Street shorthand for “there is no alternative” (to stocks, that is). But now concerns over inflation and the Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates have investors turning away from stocks , and finding there are indeed alternatives. Markets reporter Akane Otani joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:11

Biden Economic Message Clouded by Historically High Inflation

5/13/2022
A.M. Edition for May 13. President Biden’s new economic policy message centers on spotlighting what the White House sees as ‘bright spots’ in the U.S. economy, including low unemployment and a high rate of household savings. But how can he do that against a backdrop of inflation, eroding consumer confidence and a growing risk of recession in the next year? WSJ economics reporter Amara Omeokwe explains what recent polling and consumer surveys say about how Americans view the state of the...

Duration:00:15:31

How an Unstable Stablecoin Upended Crypto Markets

5/12/2022
P.M. Edition for May 12. Cryptocurrency is notoriously volatile. But even by those standards, this week was an outlier. Several stablecoins that were designed to hold their value against the dollar took a dive, sending shudders through the market. Markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how it happened and what it means for markets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:07

U.S. Ukraine Refugee Policy Relies on Private Sponsors

5/12/2022
A.M. Edition for May 12. The Biden administration rolled out a new resettlement program for Ukrainian refugees several weeks ago, and it has already attracted thousands of applicants. WSJ immigration reporter Michelle Hackman explains how the program’s private sponsorship model represents a major break with past precedent, and why the administration thinks it could be a potential model for the future. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:23

Inflation Ticks Down a Notch, But Consumers Are Still Feeling the Pain

5/11/2022
P.M. Edition for May 11. Inflation is still near a four-decade high. But the consumer price index, which measures what people pay for goods and services, dropped in April for the first time in eight months, from an annual rate of 8.5% to 8.3%. So what does the data tell us? Have we hit peak inflation? WSJ economics reporter Gwynn Guilford joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:41

Shanghai’s Lockdown Leaves Thousands Living in the Streets

5/11/2022
A.M. Edition for May 11. Covid-19 lockdowns in Shanghai have kept tens of millions of residents trapped indoors for a month and a half. But thousands of others, including essential food-delivery workers, now find themselves homeless after having to choose between remaining locked in without income or locked out with a job. WSJ reporter Karen Hao explains why these workers are in this predicament and how authorities are responding. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:14:43

Despite Wild Swings on Wall Street, Investors Are Buying the Dip

5/10/2022
P.M. Edition for May 10. Concerns over soaring inflation, tightening monetary policy and fears of a recession have led to heightened volatility on Wall Street, and individual investors are rushing in to buy stocks when they’re down . Markets reporter Caitlin McCabe joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the trend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:27

IKEA Bets Big on Changing Consumer Habits

5/10/2022
A.M. Edition for May 10. Furniture giant IKEA has announced an over $3 billion investment to open new stores in city centers while outfitting existing locations to serve as distribution hubs for online orders. WSJ retail reporter Saabira Chaudhuri explains the changing shopping patterns driving IKEA’s plans and what they could tell us about the future of retail. Luke Vargas hosts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:59

Internet Providers Agree to Help Expand Broadband Access

5/9/2022
P.M. Edition for May 9. Last year's bipartisan infrastructure law includes billions in funding to expand broadband internet access. The Biden administration is offering $30-a-month subsidies to low-income households, and 20 internet providers, including AT&T and Verizon, have agreed to help . But getting everyone who is eligible to sign up has been a challenge. WSJ White House reporter Ken Thomas joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:14:17

Putin Links War in Ukraine With Victory Over Nazis

5/9/2022
A.M. Edition for May 9. Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over elaborate commemorations of the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany on Monday. Putin linked that historic victory with the Russian war in Ukraine, though he didn't make any major announcements about the campaign, despite many Western observers' predictions that he would. WSJ Moscow reporter Matthew Luxmoore explains why May 9 remains such a significant holiday for Russia and what we can glean from Putin’s few comments...

Duration:00:14:24

How a Decline in Immigration is Impacting the U.S. Labor Market

5/6/2022
P.M. Edition for May 6. Despite strong job numbers, some employers are still having a tough time hiring. One contributing factor is that the immigrant workforce has been steadily declining. That's adding to the pinch, especially for industries that depend on foreign-born workers like construction, nursing-care and transportation. Immigration reporter Michelle Hackman joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:45

Why Global Markets Are Following the U.S. Lower

5/6/2022
A.M. Edition for May 6. Global benchmark indexes have pulled back following one of the worst Wall Street selloffs since the start of the pandemic on Thursday. WSJ Asia markets editor Quentin Webb explains why tech stocks have been particularly hard hit, and whether we should expect continued choppiness in markets. Plus, can’t find fresh flowers for Mother’s Day? Think dried flowers instead. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:29

Americans Are Spending Like It's 2019. Will It Last?

5/5/2022
P.M. Edition for May 5. As Americans return to their pre-pandemic habits, they’re shelling out more for shopping, travel and concerts. While that increased spending is good for the economy, some companies have struggled to keep up. WSJ consumer products reporter Sharon Terlep joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:40

How Finland and Sweden Could Transform NATO

5/5/2022
A.M. Edition for May 5. Finland and Sweden are expected to apply for NATO membership in the coming weeks, a historic move to relinquish decades of nonalignment amid growing fears that Russia’s war in Ukraine could spread to other parts of Europe. WSJ correspondent Sune Rasmussen joins us from Helsinki to explain how Russia might respond to potential NATO enlargement, and what the two Nordic nations can contribute to the alliance. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:14:26

Fed Hikes Rates; What Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Mean for Abortions

5/4/2022
P.M. Edition for May 4. The Federal Reserve is launching its most aggressive monetary policy tightening in decades to bring down soaring inflation. Michael Derby of WSJ Pro Central Banking and WSJ markets reporter Gunjan Banerji report. Plus, a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be among the biggest shifts for reproductive healthcare in half a century. WSJ national legal-affairs reporter Laura Kusisto joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on what it could mean for providers...

Duration:00:15:53

Russia Readies New Economic Relief. Will It Be Enough?

5/4/2022
A.M. Edition for May 4. Russia is assembling a new economic relief package to try to limit the effect of Western sanctions. The package reportedly includes an increase in payments to pensioners and bailouts of struggling businesses—a sign Moscow still has deep pockets to help weather disruptions to its wartime economy. WSJ reporter Alexander Osipovich says that despite the measures, Russians are still facing hard times as the impact of the sanctions sinks in over the coming months. Luke...

Duration:00:14:37

Debate Over Abortion Rights Is Front and Center on Capitol Hill

5/3/2022
P.M. Edition for May 3. Democrats in Congress are facing pressure to act on abortion rights, after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion revealed that the high court could overturn Roe v. Wade. WSJ Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the powers and limitations they face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:31