20 episodes

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 Marc Stewart.

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    • 4.1 • 86 Ratings

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 Marc Stewart.

    Covid-19 Deepens the Gap Between Rich and Poor Countries

    Covid-19 Deepens the Gap Between Rich and Poor Countries

    A.M. Edition for Jan. 19. Dubbed 'The Great Divergence,' the pandemic is exacerbating long-standing inequities between rich and poor nations. WSJ's Nicholas Bariyo reports from Uganda about Covid-19's disruptive effect on everything from childhood health campaigns to years of continuous economic growth. Luke Vargas hosts.
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    • 15 min
    Microsoft to Buy Videogame Heavyweight Activision

    Microsoft to Buy Videogame Heavyweight Activision

    P.M. Edition for Jan. 18. Microsoft is expanding its footprint in the video game industry through a deal valued at $75 billion to acquire Activision Blizzard, the company behind Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush. WSJ technology reporter Sarah E. Needleman joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss how the deal could impact the industry.
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    • 13 min
    Lobbyists Push Congress for More Pandemic Business Relief

    Lobbyists Push Congress for More Pandemic Business Relief

    A.M. Edition for Jan. 18. Lobbyists are pressing the case to lawmakers that businesses around the country-including restaurants, gyms and even sports teams-need another round of pandemic relief to stay afloat. But as WSJ's Brody Mullins explains, the appetite for billions in additional aid isn't what it once was. Luke Vargas hosts.
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    • 15 min
    Could the Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers Lead Some to Leave?

    Could the Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers Lead Some to Leave?

    P.M. Edition for Jan. 14. The Supreme Court ruled this week that the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers can stand. But the rule has some worried that hospitals and nursing homes could lose even more staff, when many facilities are already on the brink. Health reporter Anna Wilde Mathews joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss.
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    • 14 min
    Is China's 'Zero-Covid' Policy Starting to Backfire?

    Is China's 'Zero-Covid' Policy Starting to Backfire?

    A.M. Edition for Jan. 14. To date, China's strict 'zero-Covid' policy has largely prevented mass outbreaks and allowed the country's economy to keep buzzing. But Omicron is calling that strategy into question. WSJ's Lingling Wei explains how a fresh wave of lockdowns is triggering an economic slowdown that could have global consequences. Luke Vargas hosts.
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    • 15 min
    Democrats' Hopes for Voting-Rights Bills Dim

    Democrats' Hopes for Voting-Rights Bills Dim

    P.M. Edition for Jan. 13. President Biden and Democrats are making voting rights a political priority this year. But after an impassioned speech earlier this week in Atlanta, the president is now expressing doubts on the legislation’s path forward. Congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more.
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

donatnesbitt ,

A good overview of news

A quick (under 10 minutes) overview or review of the days news.

fgjdnf ,

Bad host and too many ads

Annmarie Fertoli constantly say the date and wsj catch line wrong, I don’t know why she’s the host of this show. Also has way too many ads, this is unacceptable.

m-furman ,

The number and length of adds ruins everything

The title says it all. With the number of adds this podcast is difficult to listen to. In addition, I am very much bothered by poor English language skills of some presenters (you can hear gems like this: “China has restricted the amount of children…”)

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