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One of the original business news podcasts. Mirrored after the popular Wall Street Journal column. Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.

P.M. Edition for October 15th: Several western executives have pulled out of Saudi Arabia's premier business conference, as questions swirl over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Wall Street Journal's Benoit Faucon has more on how that's impacting Saudi stocks and investment from the west.
The Federal Reserve releases the minutes from its September meeting on Wednesday. We'll also see retail sales data on Monday, and several reports on the housing market. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has more on the economic data out this week.
P.M. Edition for October 12: Hurricane Michael roared into North Carolina, dumping around ten inches on a state trying to recover from Hurricane Florence. More from the Wall Street Journal's Valerie Bauerlein.
A.M. Edition for October 12th: Hundreds of McDonald's franchise operators want more information from the company, on how it plans to boost sales - as they're being asked to foot the bill for restaurant upgrades. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the details.
P.M. Edition for October 11: Social Security recipients will see a 2.8 percent increase in their benefits next year. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says it's the largest cost-of-living adjustment in seven years.
A.M. Edition for October 11th: The U.S. Justice Department has cleared the way for a merger between CVS and Aetna, clearing a major hurdle as the companies look to finalize their nearly $70 billion deal. The Wall Street Journal's Anna Wilde Mathews has the details.
Special Edition: Stocks saw their biggest decline in more than seven months on Wednesday, following a broad retreat from technology stocks. The Dow fell more than 800 points - a decline of more than 3%. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn explains what happened.
P.M. Edition for October 10: We talk with the Wall Street Journal's Arian Campo-Flores about Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane ever to hit the Florida Panhandle.
A.M. Edition for October 10th: Midterm election ads are in full swing. And an analysis by The Wall Street Journal finds Democrats are highlighting healthcare, above jobs and taxes. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Bykowicz has the details.
P.M. Edition for October 9th: In a rare move for an oil company, Exxon Mobil has announced it's committing up to $1 million to a campaign backing a carbon tax. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has more on the oil giant's decision.
A.M. Edition for October 9th: The demise of Toys "R" Us is changing the retail landscape this holiday season. And analysts say last-minute shoppers could have a tougher time getting the hottest items. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Ziobro has the details.
P.M. Edition for October 8th: The battle over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is in the spotlight in the run-up to the midterms, with both parties seizing on the strong emotions ignited by the newest Supreme Court justice. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook has the details.
A.M. Edition for October 8th: This week brings a lighter economic calendar than the first full week of October, but it picks up midweek with the producer and consumer price indexes, plus consumer sentiment. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry has the details.
A.M. Edition for October 1st: The first week of October brings the latest jobs report, plus new data on the manufacturing sector. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath has the details on the economic data out this week.
Stocks climbed to record highs in the third quarter, but ended the day little changed on the final trading day of the period. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani talks about this week's market movers, and the question of whether we're nearing a market top.
P.M. Edition for September 28th: Many are asking what the electric-car company would look like without CEO Elon Musk, after securities regulators sued him for fraud. They're also seeking Musk's removal from the company. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.
A.M. Edition for September 28th: Some cities and states, including Seattle and New York, are looking into ways to make work hours more predictable for shift workers employed in industries including fast-food, retail, and hospitality. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Feintzeig has more on how those efforts are likely to …
P.M. Edition for September 27th: Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau and Rebecca Ballhaus have the details.
A.M. Edition for September 27th: Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court is one among several controversial picks in the past 50 years. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall looks back at some of the most memorable nominees.
P.M. Edition for September 26th: The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates another quarter-percentage point. But despite eight rate hikes since late 2015, consumers aren't feeling a pinch. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Kiernan explains why.