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    Late-Day Selloff Pulls U.S. Stocks to Another Down Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 2:10

    Peloton shares fall on report of company halting production. Insurance giant Travelers reports record net income. Netflix says it added 8.3 million subscribers last quarter, below its expectations. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Sharply to 286,000 Last Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 2:02

    Plus: U.S. home sales reached a 15-year high of 6.1 million last year. CIA says Havana Syndrome unlikely caused by Russia or other U.S. foes. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Democrats Fail to Change Filibuster Rule in Senate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 2:12

    The Supreme Court rejects former President Donald Trump's request to block lawmakers' access to records related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. China's central bank again cuts lending rates to help support the nation's slowing economy. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nasdaq Enters Correction Territory After 1% Decline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 2:21

    S&P 500, Dow also fall about 1%. Shares of Morgan Stanley, Bank of America rise on strong earnings reports. Procter & Gamble reports strong revenue, says customers are undeterred by higher prices. Oil prices hit highest level since 2014. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Report Rising Profit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 2:01

    Plus: Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeks to reassure Ukraine as Russia moves troops in the region. University of Michigan to pay $490 million to sexual-abuse victims. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    N.Y. Attorney General Finds Evidence That Trump Falsely Valued Assets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 2:34

    The Biden administration is expected to distribute 400 million free N95 masks through pharmacies and community health centers starting next week. A tech industry group is launching an ad campaign targeting proposed federal regulation. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks End Lower as Investors Bet on More Rate Hikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 2:24

    Bond yields hit two-year high. Tech stocks slide. Activision Blizzard shares skyrocket after Microsoft deal news. U.S. crude oil futures jump amid political tensions in Mideast. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 1:58

    Acquisition of videogame heavyweight is Microsoft's biggest deal by far. Goldman Sachs profit slips 13% as trading revenue falls. U.S. stocks begin shortened trading week lower. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Winter Storm Strikes Eastern U.S., Knocking Out Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 2:26

    U.S. airlines urge federal officials to further delay the rollout of 5G wireless services around major airports in an effort to avoid potential flight disruptions. Oil prices touch a seven-year high as tensions in the Middle East add to supply concerns. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bank Shares Pull U.S. Stocks Lower

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 2:14

    Dow loses half a percent, while Nasdaq and S&P gain. Sherwin-Williams lowers its guidance. Netflix to increase prices for monthly plans in U.S. Markets will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Retail Spending, Manufacturing Drop Amid Surging Inflation and Omicron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 2:13

    Plus: Google misled publishers and advertisers, unredacted lawsuit alleges. Bank earnings reports show soaring profit at Wells Fargo but lower earnings at JPMorgan, Citigroup. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Twitter, Reddit, Owners of Google and Facebook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 2:25

    Elon Musk says Tesla is accepting the digital currency dogecoin for some purchases. Citigroup agrees to sell its consumer-banking franchise in four Southeast Asian countries. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tech Stocks Decline, Dragging Nasdaq Down 2.5%

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 2:14

    Plus: Monster Beverage buys hard-seltzer maker CANarchy for $330 million. Shares of private-equity firm TPG rise in first day of trading after IPO. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. to Deploy Military Medical Teams to Hospitals Strained by Omicron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 2:07

    President Biden says U.S. will procure 500 million additional Covid-19 tests, roll out plan to provide free masks to Americans. Temperature reports say 2021 was Earth's sixth-hottest year on record. Delta Airlines reports quarterly loss but expects to make recovery. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Rejects Jan. 6 Panel's Request

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 2:19

    Trading app Robinhood doesn't plan to spend a lot of corporate cash on cryptocurrency despite growing user demand. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard faces a Senate confirmation hearing on her nomination to be the Fed's No. 2 official. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks End Higher as Investors Weigh Inflation Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 2:01

    Plus: Kroger shares drop as supermarket workers go on strike in Denver. Biogen shares fall after Medicare puts conditions on Alzheimer's drug coverage. Jefferies earnings miss expectations J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Inflation Hit 7% in December, Fastest Pace Since 1982

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 2:03

    Consumer-price rise exceeded 6% year-over-year for third straight month. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes likely faces September sentencing. Boris Johnson apologizes for garden party at Downing Street during U.K. Lockdown. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Judge Rejects Facebook's Request to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 2:19

    The Biden administration plans to offer schools free rapid Covid-19 tests. Medicare officials propose covering the cost of the new Alzheimer's disease drug Aduhelm for certain patients. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Close Higher as Tech Shares Climb

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 2:17

    Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterates Fed's efforts to corral inflation. Energy stocks rise alongside oil prices. Rivian Automotive shares recoup some of yesterday's losses. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Omicron Puts Pressure on Hospitals in U.S., Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 2:19

    Plus: A federal judge in a long-running Amazon case steps aside, citing a financial conflict earlier reported by the WSJ. Electronic-trading firm Citadel Securities valued at about $22 billion in its first outside investment. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mitch McConnell Pushes Back on Democrats' Plans to Change Filibuster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 2:15

    Fed Chairman Jerome Powell faces a Senate confirmation hearing for his second term. Volkswagen's sales in China slip as auto makers are hit by the global chip shortage. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Interest-Rate Worries Spark Choppy Market Trading Session

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 2:30

    Investors sell bonds amid expectations of an interest rate increase in March. Natural gas futures rise 4.2%. Bitcoin briefly drops below $40,000 for the first time since September. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Covid-19 Cases on Track to Triple Pre-Omicron Record

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 2:23

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to require more transparency from private companies. Take-Two Interactive has agreed to buy Zynga. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Novak Djokovic Released From Detention in Australia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 2:27

    China reports its first domestically-transmitted cases of the Omicron variant. A building fire in New York leaves 19 dead and many more injured. And stocks waver ahead of a busy week for earnings and data. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tech Stocks Continue to Decline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 2:11

    Investors sell positions while anticipating interest rate increases. Alphabet shares finish down 5% for the week. Also, GameStop's shares close up 7.3% today after the company announced plans for a marketplace for NFTs. Bed Bath & Beyond finishes down 4.3% after announcing more store closures. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9%

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 1:53

    Plus, Global Covid-19 cases cross the 300 million mark. Trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier dies at age 94. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CDC Relaxes Isolation, Quarantine Guidelines for Schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 2:18

    Mortgage rates in the U.S. have reached their highest levels since May 2020. Gamestop enters the NFT and Cryptocurrency markets. And stocks waver ahead of U.S. jobs data. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stocks Fall in Late Trading

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 2:03

    Tesla and Netflix among tech stock decliners, while the financial sector finished higher. Plus, Bitcoin has fallen 6% since Wednesday afternoon. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jobless Claims Remain Near 50-Year Low

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 1:50

    Plus, strong consumer spending helps push U.S. trade deficit to record level. Also, the Supreme Court to consider whether the Biden Administration can enforce vaccine and testing rules for large private employers and healthcare workers. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden to Lead Commemorations of Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 2:26

    In Kazakhstan, dozens are killed as authorities crack down on unrest after days of protests against a rise in fuel prices. WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS are exploring a possible sale of the CW Network. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stocks Fall on Fed's New Interest Rate Timetable

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 2:12

    Federal Reserve officials are considering raising interest rates as early as March amid inflation concerns. Also, automaker and semiconductor shares were among the day's big decliners. Plus, the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury rises to 1.709%. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    North Korea Fires Test Missile

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 2:03

    Also, General Motors expected to unveil an electric version of its Chevy Silverado pickup. Plus, AT&T and Verizon's 5G rollout delay could avert serious air travel disruptions. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sony Is Looking to Enter the Electric-Vehicle Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 2:10

    California investigators conclude PG&E equipment sparked the blaze that exploded into last summer's massive Dixie Fire. A CDC advisory panel is set to consider Covid-19 booster shots for adolescents ages 12 to 15. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dow Hits Fresh Record

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 2:16

    Upbeat economic signals push blue-chip and travel-related stocks higher. The S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq decline. Plus, oil prices rise on hopes Omicron won't depress global demand. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    New Covid-19 Infections Hit One Million in the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 2:55

    Plus: Job openings are on track for a new record high. Toyota overtakes General Motors as top-selling car company. Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won't face sexual-harassment charge. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Convicted of Fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 2:19

    Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann is becoming an apartment mogul. AT&T and Verizon postpone the rollout of a new 5G service a day after turning down transportation officials' request for a delay. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Kick Off 2022 With Gains

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 2:04

    Dow, S&P close at record highs. Tech stocks push Nasdaq up 1.2%. Apple briefly hits $3 trillion market value. Tesla shares jump 13.5% on surge in vehicle deliveries. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FDA Greenlights Pfizer-BioNTech Covid Booster for 12- to 15-Year Olds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 2:13

    Plus: American families brace for end of monthly child-tax-credit payments. India's antitrust watchdog investigates Apple's App Store practices. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Schools Face Covid-19 Challenges as Students Return From Holidays

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 2:24

    AT&T and Verizon turn down federal officials' request to temporarily delay this week's rollout of new 5G wireless services. Tesla said global vehicle deliveries jumped by 87% in 2021. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S., European Countries Report Record New Covid-19 Cases

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 2:19

    President Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin plan to talk ahead of high-level negotiations about Ukraine. Ghislaine Maxwell is found guilty in a trial related to her role in the Jeffrey Epstein case. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Elon Musk Exercises Final Batch of Stock-Options Package

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 2:18

    The CDC is investigating or monitoring 86 cruise ships with reported Covid-19 cases aboard. President Biden is considering former Federal Reserve governor Sarah Bloom Raskin for a top regulatory post at the Fed. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CDC Shortens Guidance on Covid-19 Isolation Period

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 2:08

    More U.S. flights are canceled amid bad weather and airline staff shortages driven by rising Covid-19 cases. China Evergrande says the debt-laden property developer is on a path to recovery. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Christmas Weekend Travel Marred by Flight Cancellations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 2:20

    A spike in early holiday shopping helped lessen the impact on sales from the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. Supermarket prices are expected to rise in the first half of 2022. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    S&P 500 Finishes at New Closing Record

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 1:58

    U.S. stocks gain as investors digest consumer spending, jobless data. Oil prices rise for third straight day. U.S. stock markets will be closed Friday. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FDA Authorizes Merck's At-Home Covid-19 Pill

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 2:03

    Plus: U.S. consumer spending rose at a cooler pace in November. Initial jobless claims hold near historic lows. Russian President Vladimir Putin blames the West for Ukraine tensions. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FAA Proposes Fixes for Some Boeing 777 Engines

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 2:13

    President Biden says he expects to run for re-election in 2024 if he remains healthy. Elon Musk's Tesla share-selling spree tops $15 billion. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Extend Gains on Upbeat Economic Data

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 2:27

    Plus: Pfizer's Covid-19 pill is authorized in U.S. Tesla returns to $1 trillion club after Elon Musk says stock sales are done. Biden extends student-loan payment moratorium another 90 days. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Home Sales Rose at Fastest Pace Since January Last Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 1:55

    Plus: Israel is set to offer a fourth Covid-19 shot to over-60s, healthcare workers. South Africa researchers see milder illness from Omicron. Biden administration considering extension of student-loan repayment moratorium. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Life Expectancy Fell by 1.8 Years in 2020, CDC Says

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 2:16

    The NHL plans to pull out of the 2022 Beijing Olympics as it contends with a Covid-19 outbreak. Japan's SoftBank is finalizing a $4 billion loan from a group led by Apollo Global Management. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Stocks Rebound After Three Days of Losses

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 2:19

    Dow adds more than 500 points, as Wall Street's seesaw reaction to Omicron continues. Brent crude futures rise 3.4%. General Mills' profit report misses expectations. Rite Aid says plan to close stores will boost earnings. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Population Growth Hit Record Low During Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 2:06

    Plus: Airports, carriers prepare for busy holiday travel week. Unruly passengers face loss of TSA PreCheck. Trenae Nuri reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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