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||Stocks Edge Higher Going Into Memorial Day||Stocks were basically flat, but the Nasdaq and S&P 500 edged higher to new records. Overall, the major averages posted strong gains. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says any worries about political turmoil are being Trumped by earnings.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||First Quarter GDP Revised Up to 1.2%||First quarter economic growth was stronger than previously thought, at 1.2 percent. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf points out that it's slower than the fourth quarter, and talks about why first quarter GDP has been traditionally weaker than the r||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Gillette Faces New Attack From an Old Razor Rival||Schick is the latest brand to start its own online shave club. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep joins us in the studio with a look at what it means for Procter & Gamble's Gillette.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Millennials Want to Buy Homes but Aren't Saving for Down Payments||Less than 30% of 25- to 34-year-olds can save enough for a 10% down payment in next three years, according to a new study. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto joins us from the Washington newsroom with the details.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||What House GOP Health Bill Means for Deficit, Premiums and Uninsured||The health-overhaul bill approved by House Republicans would leave more people uninsured while reducing the cumulative federal deficit in the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. WSJ's Kristina Peterson reports from Washington.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Realistic is Trump's 3% Growth Target?||President Donald Trump has set an ambitious goal of three percent economic growth. But the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says Mr. Trump has no rigorous plan to back it up.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Corporate Profits Rise at Quickest Pace Since 2011||Something to make investors happy: quarterly corporate earnings are seen rising at the fastest rate in nearly six years. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says ten of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500 are set to post profit growth in the first quarter.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||At Least Three More Arrests in Manchester Bombing||Police have arrested at least three more in connection with the bombing in Manchester England. This, as authorities probe a possible network linked to the attack. An update from the Wall Street Journal's Robert Wall in London.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Many Summer Jobs for Teens, Few of Them at Malls||Plenty of teens will be working this summer, though few will work at malls because of thousands of store closures. The Wall Street Journal's Imani Moise says that for teens, this means getting more creative with the job search, or staying unemployed.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Donald Trump's Budget Plan||The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson talks about President Trump's budget proposal, which seeks to cut spending by four and a half billion dollars over a decade.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Manchester Attack: Desperate Tweets for Loved Ones||Joining us from London, the Wall Street Journal's Alistair MacDonald talks about people tweeting for information on loved ones who went to the concert in Manchester, England.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Move to Cities Blamed for Housing Shortage||Why is there a housing shortage? Studies find that as more people, especially millennials, move to cities, less construction is taking place in suburbs. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||White House Tries to Focus on the Budget||With President Trump overseas and Congressional investigations heating up, the Wall Street Journal's Bryon Tau says the White House is trying to shift the focus to passing a budget.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ford Replaces its CEO||Ford announced a shakeup at the top, ousting CEO Mark Fields and replacing him with industry outsider Jim Hackett. The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll says Ford felt that Hackett was better able to energize and steer the automaker toward new technologies||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Never Mind the Ferrari Showroom, Bank Regulators Call This Poor||Bank branches in business districts are given low-income designation by a quirk in federal law. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Louise Ensign joins us in the studio with the details.||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Week Ahead: Housing, the Fed, GDP||The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins us from the Washington newsroom to look at what to watch this week with the economy.||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stocks Wipe Out Most of Midweek Tumble||The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the market this week, plus what to watch in the week ahead.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trump Aims to Balance Budget With Deep Cuts, Bullish Growth Projection||President Donald Trump will propose the U.S. can balance the federal budget with substantial cuts to safety-net programs, combined with a tax and regulatory overhaul to speed up the nation's economy. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos reports.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||U.S. Examines Russia's Grip on Citgo Assets||Financial authorities are concerned that Rosneft, a major creditor to Citgo's parent firm, could end up owning key energy infrastructure in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon joins us from Washington.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||GM Will Stop Selling Vehicles in India||General Motors says it will stop selling vehicles in India, although it will continue to build them there. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias says GM wants to focus on selling in more lucrative markets like China and Brazil.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
One of my daily must-listens
This podcast is a must-listen for me every morning, and along with the Gray Lady's "front page" podcast, provides a short, to-the-point summary of "what's news" in today's paper, first-thing in the morning. The narrators are good, although they sometimes speak a little to fast. But I'd recommend it to anyone who considers themselves a "news junkie."
Marlo and her cupcakes ?
I've been listening to Marlo's ludicrous cupcake story six times a day for weeks now. Haven't you got any other ads ? It's bad enough that you have a four minute podcast with two one minute ads. Do they both have to be the repetitive yet touching Horatio Alger story of Marlo Scott and her brave use of credit to bring cupcakes to the hungry masses ? Show us some mercy and rotate your ads !
Loved this Podcast for the longest time....but for a 2-3 minute Podcast to put in two ad's (same exact ones) has become increasingly annoying! I'm debating on whether or not to unsubscribe.
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