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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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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.

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

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

    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. 

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    • 16 min
    China Zero-Covid Protests Pressure Xi Jinping

    China Zero-Covid Protests Pressure Xi Jinping

    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. 

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    • 14 min
    Protests Spread Over China’s Covid Restrictions

    Protests Spread Over China’s Covid Restrictions

    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. 

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    • 16 min
    Inflation Dampens Holiday Spending Plans

    Inflation Dampens Holiday Spending Plans

    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.

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    • 13 min
    Global Economy Slows, but Hopes Rise of Avoiding Deep 2023 Slump

    Global Economy Slows, but Hopes Rise of Avoiding Deep 2023 Slump

    A.M. Edition for Nov. 25. Economists are projecting a weak start to 2023 for the global economy, but those forecasts are not as bleak as economists previously feared. Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Hannon explains why new data suggests slumps in the U.S. and Europe are forecast to be relatively short and how much stock to put in economists’ projections in the first place. Luke Vargas hosts.

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    • 16 min
    Iran Regime Secretly Appeals to Moderates Even as It Stifles Protests

    Iran Regime Secretly Appeals to Moderates Even as It Stifles Protests

    P.M. Edition for Nov. 23. Iran’s hardline government secretly reached out to the founding families of the Islamic Republic who had been pushed out of power in a bid to stabilize public unrest. The Wall Street Journal’s Benoit Faucon joins host Daniella Cheslow to explain why they met and what comes next for Iran’s protesters.

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    • 14 min

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