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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

Lithium Producers Miss Out on Price Rally

12/9/2022
A.M. Edition for Dec. 9. The price of a ton of lithium was three times higher last month than a year earlier, and the rally has forced producers and buyers to change the way the commodity is traded. WSJ reporter Rhiannon Hoyle explains how moving lithium deals into the public may affect prices for electric vehicles and high-tech items. Plus, investors hear a sound investment in music. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:05

Basketball Star Brittney Griner Released From Russia

12/8/2022
P.M. Edition for Dec. 8. U.S. basketball star and two-time Olympian Brittney Griner has been released from a Russian penal colony, in exchange for the U.S. freeing convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout. The administration faced criticism for not also securing the release of former Marine Paul Whelan. WSJ sports reporter Louise Radnofsky joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:43

China and Saudi Arabia Meet Amid Weakening U.S. Ties

12/8/2022
A.M. Edition for Dec. 8. Chinese leader Xi Jinping will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today. WSJ reporter Stephen Kalin explains how an economic partnership is expanding into diplomacy and defense. Plus, why investors are turning more positive on Europe. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:30

Runoff Election Solidifies Georgia as Key Swing State

12/7/2022
P.M. Edition for Dec. 7. Democrats secured a 51st seat in the Senate, with incumbent Raphael Warnock’s win over challenger Hershel Walker. The closely watched election shows how the state’s demographics are changing, and cements Georgia as a key toss-up state heading into 2024. Reporter Aaron Zitner joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:46

Vladimir Putin’s War Forces Economic Changes at Home

12/7/2022
A.M. Edition for Dec. 7. Russian defense spending is expected to rise about 30% to pay for the war in Ukraine. WSJ reporter Georgi Kantchev explains how energy sanctions will make it difficult for Moscow to fund the war. Plus, China eases more Covid restrictions. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:35

Some Malls Face Another Challenging Holiday Season

12/6/2022
P.M. Edition for Dec. 6. Sales at brick-and-mortar stores fell short over the Thanksgiving weekend. And for malls already struggling from online competition and changing consumer habits, trends in the busiest shopping season are adding to a series of woes. Retail real estate reporter Kate King joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:43

Cannabis Equity Programs Fall Short

12/6/2022
A.M. Edition for Dec. 6. State-run programs to help entrepreneurs of color enter the cannabis industry are failing to live up to their promise. WSJ reporter Jennifer Maloney explains why Black and Latino people are struggling to enter the industry. Plus, Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:47

Why the U.S. Is Modifying Himars Rocket Launchers It’s Sending to Ukraine

12/5/2022
P.M. Edition for Dec. 5. Since June, the U.S. has supplied Ukrainian forces with high-precision rocket launchers known as Himars. We now report that the U.S. has secretly modified Himars, to keep them from being used by Ukraine to fire long-range missiles into Russia. National security reporter Gordon Lubold joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:28

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Says He Can’t Account for Billions Sent to Alameda

12/5/2022
A.M. Edition for Dec. 5. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried says he wasn’t fully aware of accounting practices at his firms and that he couldn’t rule out the possibility that money deposited by FTX customers who were told their money was theirs alone was in fact lent to Alameda. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:45

No Degree, No Problem for Growing Number of Employers

12/2/2022
P.M. Edition for Dec. 2. Google, Delta Air Lines and IBM are among many companies reducing education requirements for some positions in a tight labor market. Wall Street Journal economics reporter Austen Hufford explains how employers are rethinking their hiring, and what that means for job seekers. Daniella Cheslow hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:32

Russian Attacks Target Ukrainian Energy Grid, Spirit

12/2/2022
A.M. Edition for Dec. 2. Airstrikes on Ukraine’s energy grid have left millions without power as the country gets colder. Journal reporter Ian Lovett explains how Russia’s effort to cut off the power could also be an attempt at breaking the will of the Ukrainian population. Plus, Twitter suspends Kanye West again. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:22

Georgia Early Voting Breaks Records in Pricey Senate Runoff

12/1/2022
P.M. Edition for Dec 1. Georgia’s runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker is drawing droves of early voters even though the race will not determine control of the Senate, which Democrats have already secured. The Wall Street Journal’s Cameron McWhirter joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss why enthusiasm - and exhaustion - are running high. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:41

Ships Linked to Russia’s Biggest Grain Exporter Moved Stolen Ukrainian Cargo

12/1/2022
A.M. Edition for Dec. 1. Vessels linked to Russia’s largest grain trader shipped thousands of tons of stolen Ukrainian grain to global buyers, according to an investigation by The Wall Street Journal. Journal reporter Anna Hirtenstein explains the sophisticated system involved in the smuggling and whether it can be stopped. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:32

As EV Demand Grows, the U.S. Charging Network Faces Roadblocks

11/30/2022
P.M. Edition for Nov. 30. The Biden Administration is investing billions in a national charging network for electric vehicles, but disagreements on how to build it out and a lack of rural infrastructure are slowing progress. WSJ energy reporter Jennifer Hiller explains the roadblocks to host Daniella Cheslow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:26

Macron-Biden Meeting to Focus on Trade, Geopolitics

11/30/2022
A.M. Edition for Nov. 30. President Biden is hosting the first state visit of his presidency beginning today, as French President Emmanuel Macron kicks off a four-day trip to the U.S. American officials say Biden has a close relationship with Macron despite disagreements between the two countries. Wall Street Journal reporter Noemie Bisserbe takes a look at the complex state of transatlantic relations and how they tie into Macron's visit. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:14:56

How A Ukrainian Hospital Defied Russia

11/29/2022
P.M. Edition for Nov. 29. In occupied Kherson, a Ukrainian hospital held its ground as Russian forces tried to take over. The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Lovett tells host Daniella Cheslow how the staffers did it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:37

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Meets Resistance in the Developing World

11/29/2022
A.M. Edition for Nov. 29. China’s Belt and Road Initiative has seen Beijing spend billions of dollars across the developing world in order to expand its influence. But WSJ correspondent Saeed Shah says Beijing is now being forced to contend with a host of problems from corruption to political instability and violence in the countries where it operates. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:47

China Zero-Covid Protests Pressure Xi Jinping

11/28/2022
P.M. Edition for Nov. 28. China’s leader faces mounting pressure over his zero-Covid policy, which has stifled normal life and the country’s economy with tight restrictions. Wall Street Journal’s chief China correspondent Lingling Wei joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:19

Protests Spread Over China’s Covid Restrictions

11/28/2022
A.M. Edition for Nov. 28. Demonstrators took to the streets in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities over the weekend in a show of defiance over President Xi Jinping’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19. WSJ senior China correspondent Brian Spegele explains what sparked the protests, their broad demands and wide geographic scope, and how security forces have responded so far. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:21

Inflation Dampens Holiday Spending Plans

11/25/2022
P.M. Edition for Nov. 25. Inflation has loomed large over much of the past year, and higher prices could dampen the holiday season, from spending on gifts to giving to charities. WSJ consumer trends reporter Rachel Wolfe joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:35