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    U.S. Economy Added Just 210,000 Jobs in November

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 2:01

    Unemployment rate fell to 4.2% last month; wages continue to climb. Talks to restore Iran nuclear deal stall. Retail stores bolster security after 'flash mob' robberies. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Congress Passes Funding Bill to Avoid a Government Shutdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 2:03

    Citigroup applies for a securities license in China, joining a rush by global banks to set up businesses in China that they control. OPEC and a group of Russia-led oil producers agree to keep boosting output, jolting prices. The U.S. jobs report for November is due out today. Peter Granitz hosts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Rebound as Omicron Uncertainty Continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 2:30

    GlaxoSmithKline says its Covid-19 antibody drug is likely effective against Omicron. Crude prices jump as OPEC plans to proceed with production increases. WeWork to restate financial results. Apple shares drop on report of lower iPhone demand. Boeing shares climb after positive step from Chinese regulator. Kroeger raises full-year guidance. FTC challenges Nvidia's deal for Arm Holdings. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Lawmakers Reach Deal to Try to Prevent Government Shutdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 1:59

    President Biden to toughen testing for international travelers, extend mask mandate on public transportation. Scientists studying Omicron in South Africa see rise in Covid-19 Reinfections. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MLB Owners Lock Out Players After Failing to Reach Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 2:25

    The Women's Tennis Association is suspending all of its tournaments in China amid concerns about the safety of Chinese player Peng Shuai. WeWork says it will restate results for several quarters related to an accounting error involving the SPAC it combined with this year. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    First U.S. Omicron Case Identified, Sending U.S. Stocks Sharply Lower

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 2:04

    Dow falls more than 400 points. Moderna shares lose 12%, but Pfizer stock manages small gain. Travel stocks, oil prices fall again. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Rebound as Seesaw Moves on Omicron Continue

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 2:00

    Global inflation set to be higher for longer, OECD says. Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Landmark Mississippi Abortion Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 2:27

    The Biden administration is weighing stricter Covid-19 testing requirements for travelers to the U.S., including American citizens. Electricity-market tech platform Voltus says it is going public in a SPAC merger deal valuing it at about $1.3 billion. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Omicron, Inflation Concerns Push U.S. Stocks Lower

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 2:29

    Dow and S&P 500 tumble 1.9%, Nasdaq falls about 1.6%. Travel stocks, oil prices close down amid concerns of Omicron's economic impact. Salesforce.com posts muted sales outlook. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Omicron Unlikely to Cause Severe Illness, BioNTech Founder Says

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 1:38

    But Moderna CEO says current vaccines could be less effective against Omicron. FDA moving to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech boosters for 16-, 17-year-olds. Federal Reserve to consider speedier reduction of asset purchases. U.K. competition regulator tells Facebook parent Meta to sell Giphy. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FDA Advisers to Review Merck's Covid-19 Pill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 2:30

    Cyber Monday sales figures came in roughly the same as last year's as smaller discounts offered holiday shoppers less incentive to spend. The Federal Trade Commission is asking Walmart, Amazon and other companies about supply-chain issues. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are set to testify before Congress today. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Investors Shrug Off Omicron Worries, Sending U.S. Stocks Higher

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:10

    Moderna shares jump after vaccine maker says it is working on booster for new variant. Twitter shares drop as CEO Jack Dorsey departs. Oil prices stabilize. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jack Dorsey Steps Down as Twitter CEO

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:10

    Plus: Omicron variant drives rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations in South Africa hot spot. Governments push Covid booster shots in response to Omicron spread. U.S. stocks recoup some losses from Friday's selloff. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    More Countries Report Cases of New Omicron Covid-19 Variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:11

    U.S. health officials say the strain is likely already in the country though it hasn't yet been detected. Ahead of Cyber Monday, U.S. shoppers spent more time and money in physical stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend than last year. Nissan says it plans to shell out more than $17 billion to add new battery-powered vehicles to its lineup. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    New Coronavirus Fears Trigger Markets' Worst-Ever Black Friday Losses

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 2:48

    World Health Organization labels Omicron strain a global "variant of concern." Travel-related stocks and oil producers tumble. Vaccine makers and "work from home" stocks finish higher. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks, Oil Drop on Concerns Over New Covid-19 Variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 1:55

    Plus: Merck, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics say Covid-19 pill was less effective than reported earlier. Russian authorities open probe into coal-mine explosion that killed more than 50. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    New Covid-19 Variant Prompts Moves to Curb Travel From Southern Africa

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 2:13

    Worries about the new variant helped drive global financial markets and U.S. stock futures sharply lower. Holiday shoppers may find fewer Black Friday discounts this year. The FDA is expected to release a staff review of Merck's antiviral Covid-19 pill today. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Waver as Minutes Show Fed Weighed Inflation Concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:55

    Chip makers Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia see shares rise. Energy stocks post gains. Retailers Nordstrom, Gap post disappointing earnings, sending shares tumbling. U.S. stock markets will be closed for Thanksgiving. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Household Spending Rose 1.3% Last Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:05

    Initial U.S. jobless claims fall to 199,000, a 52-year low. Saudi Arabia, Russia consider pausing planned oil production increases. John Deere's sales grew last quarter despite strike. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Walmart, CVS, Walgreens Contributed to Opioid Epidemic, Ohio Jury Find

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:39


    Elon Musk exercises millions more in Tesla stock options. Apple sues Israeli surveillance-software maker NSO Group over spyware. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Tech Shares Pull Nasdaq Lower as Dow, S&P Rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:27

    Shares of Zoom, Best Buy drop amid slower growth. HP sees office reopenings lifting PC demand ahead of promising holiday season. J.M. Smucker raises earnings forecast. Brent crude gains 3.3%. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S., Other Nations to Tap Oil Reserves in Bid to Tame Inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:04

    Plus: Best Buy, Dick's e-commerce growth slows after pandemic-fueled surge. Supply woes start to ease in Europe, but businesses' costs surge. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Samsung to Choose Texas for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:24

    NBCUniversal is considering removing much of its content from Hulu and making it exclusive to its Peacock platform. China's NetEase launches a scaled-back IPO of its music-streaming unit Cloud Village. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks End Mostly Lower After Early Bump From Powell Nomination

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:04


    Elon Musk says Tesla's Model S Plaid to launch in China next year. Rivian shares fall after scrapping of Ford deal. Astra Space completes first commercial orbital launch for U.S. Space Force. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Biden to Nominate Jerome Powell for Second Term as Fed Chair

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:09

    Plus: U.S. home sales on track for biggest year in 15 years. Ericsson to buy Vonage for $6.2 billion, bulking up its cloud presence. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Five Are Dead After SUV Plows Into Wisconsin Parade

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:20

    Global supply-chain issues are easing, though a return to more-normal operations isn't expected until next year. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick tells colleagues he would consider leaving if he can't quickly fix problems with the company's culture. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Mixed, Oil Down Amid New Covid Restrictions in Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:13

    Plus: Boeing further slows production of 787 Dreamliners to address defects. Foot Locker says it expects supply-chain issues to persist. Ford scraps plan to build electric vehicles with Rivian. Prosecution rests in Elizabeth Holmes trial. Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted of all charges. Christopher Zinsli reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FDA Clears Covid-19 Boosters for All Adults

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:08

    Plus: Austria to impose vaccine mandate, return to lockdown. U.S. House passes roughly $2 trillion social spending and climate bill. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. House Set to Pass $2 Trillion Social Spending and Climate Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:24

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the government will repeal contentious farming laws. Japan approves a roughly $490 billion stimulus package to help the nation's economy recover from the pandemic. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    State Attorneys General Investigating Instagram's Impact on Children

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:40

    Plus: Dow declines as S&P 500 and Nasdaq close up. General Motors, Ford announce ambitions in semiconductor industry. Turkish lira falls to new record low. Amanda Lewellyn reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ford Strikes Deal to Develop Computer Chips

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:19

    Plus: Macy's considers separating its e-commerce business from its physical stores. CVS to close 900 stores over the next three years. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Deere Workers Approve New Contract, Ending Strike

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:23

    Sony's PlayStation puts pressure on Activision Blizzard to better address sexual-misconduct issues following a Wall Street Journal report. Cash-strapped Chinese property developer Evergrande sells a stake in an online-video company as it works to make bond interest payments and avert default. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden Calls on FTC to Investigate Oil-and-Gas Companies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:51

    Plus: U.S. stocks close lower. Securities and Exchange Commission investigates Cassava Sciences over claims it manipulated Alzheimer's drug results. Nvidia reports record sales quarter. Amanda Lewellyn reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Target, TJX Sidestep Supply-Chain Snarls to Post Strong Sales

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:29

    Plus: Amazon says it will stop accepting U.K.-issued Visa credit cards. Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. hit a record high. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden's Decision on Fed Leadership Could Come This Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:14

    Striking Deere workers are set to vote on a third contract offer today. Pfizer asks the Food and Drug Administration to authorize use of its Covid-19 pill for high-risk patients. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Strong Retail Sales Report Sends U.S. Stocks Higher

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:13

    Home Depot shares hit record as home-improvement demand continues. Peloton plans to raise $1 billion in stock offering. Natural-gas prices jump as Germany pauses Nord Stream 2 certification. Bitcoin briefly drops below $60,000. Zoe Thomas reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Shoppers Boosted Spending by 1.7% in October

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:22

    Plus: Walmart reports higher sales as it raises prices. Home Depot reports better-than-expected sales. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac will soon back mortgages of nearly $1 million. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    President Biden, China's Xi Seek to Ease Tensions in Virtual Meeting

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:16


    Tesla CEO Elon Musk sells another batch of his shares in the company. A Hollywood union narrowly ratifies contracts, averting a strike. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    President Biden Signs $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Into Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 2:18

    Plus: Casper Sleep shares soar on news of takeover bid. Boeing shares up on news of orders for its converted freighters. Tyson Foods says higher meat prices likely to persist. California, Amazon reach deal over Covid-19 outbreak notifications. Zoe Thomas reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shell to Move HQ to London, Scrap Dual Structure

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 2:09

    Plus: Inflation surge pushes gold prices to five-month high. Steve Bannon surrenders to FBI to face contempt charges. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden Set To Sign Infrastructure Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 2:23

    Japan's economy slumps more than expected in the third quarter. And Airbus says it can't meet rising demand for its single-aisle jets as airlines ramp up orders amid the resumption of travel. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Snap Weekly Winning Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 2:25


    Shares of Rivian continue post-IPO climb, adding 5.7%. Tesla stock falls 2.8% as CEO Elon Musk sells more shares. Lordstown Motors reports quarterly loss. Johnson & Johnson stocks rise on plan to split company. Activist investor Mantle Ridge takes stake in Dollar Tree. Christopher Zinsli reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Johnson & Johnson to Split Into Two Companies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 2:17

    Plus: Unfilled job openings in U.S. top 11 million. Human-rights groups say Facebook is stifling independent report on its impact in India. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden and Xi To Hold Virtual Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 2:16

    An appeals court grants former President Trump a delay on the release of his Jan. 6 records. And Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is planning to split its business into three parts. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    S&P, Nasdaq Regain Ground After Inflation Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:14


    Alibaba shares boosted by Singles Day shopping event. Electric-vehicle maker Rivian adds to post-IPO gains. Tesla shares inch lower as CEO Elon Musk sells shares. Disney shares suffer worst daily decline in more than a year. Beyond Meat posts disappointing revenue forecast. Julie Chang reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    OPEC Lowers Oil Demand Forecast Amid High Energy Prices

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:00

    Plus: National Association of Realtors says homes sit on the market for just a week on average, a record low. China's Singles Day shopping event hit by global supply strains. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Elon Musk Sells About $5 Billion in Tesla Stock

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:27


    Boeing strikes an agreement with the lawyers of families of victims of the 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia. Shares of Chinese property developers rallied on signs that Beijing could moderate its stance on the struggling sector. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Inflation Report Sends U.S. Stocks Lower

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:21

    Shares of electric-vehicle startup Rivian jump in market debut. DoorDash shares get a boost from Wolt acquisition. DOJ sues Uber over wait-fee policy. Google loses its appeal of EU antitrust fine. Hershey strikes $1.2 billion in pretzel deals. Disney reports slower subscriber growth for Disney+. Julie Chang reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inflation Rate Hit 6.2% in October, a 30-Year High

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:27

    Initial jobless claims fall to new pandemic low. U.S. home prices rose more slowly in third quarter. Zillow sells about 2,000 homes as it dismantles its house-flipping business. COP26 draft climate deal seeks quicker emissions cuts. Trenae Nuri reports. Correction: New jobless claims fell to 267,000 last week. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said it was 269,000. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Judge Rejects Trump's Request to Block Disclosure to Jan. 6 Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:28

    Electric-vehicle maker Rivian prices its initial public offering at $78 a share ahead of its trading debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Debt-laden Chinese property developer Fantasia says some lenders are asking for early repayment of loans. U.S. consumer inflation data and weekly jobless numbers are on deck today. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Take a Breather, Close Lower

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 2:34

    S&P 500 breaks eight-day winning streak. Roblox shares soar as quarterly revenue doubles. Hertz lists on the Nasdaq. DoorDash to acquire Wolt in $8 billion stock deal. Tesla shares lose another 12%. Panera Bread set to return to public market. Janet Babin reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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