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Activist Investors ‘Swarm’ Top Companies

A.M. Edition for Feb. 2. Disney and Salesforce are among the latest targets of what bankers refer to as “swarming,” when multiple activist investors target a single company. WSJ reporter Lauren Thomas explains what’s leading to this increase in activist activity and how boards are responding. Plus, Mexico’s industrial hubs grow as part of a trade shift...

Fed Raises Rates, As Data Show Spending Slowdown

P.M. Edition for Feb. 1. Growth in consumer spending is starting to slow down. It’s the latest evidence the economy is cooling, as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to continue taming inflation. WSJ economics reporter Harriet Torry joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Eurozone Inflation Eases for Third Straight Month

President Biden plans to propose a rule to lower credit-card late fees. In Australia, a missing radioactive capsule is found. Intel’s CEO will take a pay cut. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Can ‘Biosimilars’ Shake Up the U.S. Drug Market?

A.M. Edition for Feb. 1. One of America’s biggest-selling prescription drugs, AbbVie’s arthritis therapy Humira, is now facing its first competition in the U.S. in the form of a near-identical treatment from Amgen. WSJ health business editor Jonathan Rockoff explains how “biosimilar” drugs work and their potential to drive down prices for insurers and...

How the Eurozone Economy Outpaced the U.S. and China

P.M. Edition for Jan. 31. The eurozone’s economy grew faster than either China or the U.S. last year. It was an unusual turn of events, due in no small part to the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. So what happened? And what does it mean for the three economies going forward? Reporter Paul Hannon joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. ...

Blinken Visits Israel Amid Tensions Over Violence With Palestinians

A.M. Edition for Jan. 31. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders to press for calm after a surge in violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem. WSJ correspondent for Israel and the Palestinian Territories Dov Lieber says the recent flare-up has led the Palestinian Authority to stop security cooperation with Israel,...

Juvenile Crime Surges, After a Long Decline

P.M. Edition for Jan. 30. Violence among children has soared across the U.S. since 2020. Homicides by juveniles acting alone rose 30% that year, according to federal data. National reporter Zusha Elinson joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the reasons for the surge, and potential solutions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How a Chinese Nuclear-Weapons Lab Bought U.S. Chips

A.M. Edition for Jan. 30. China’s top nuclear-weapons research institute has bought sophisticated U.S. computer chips at least a dozen times in recent years, circumventing American export restrictions meant to curb such sales. WSJ Asia technology reporter Liza Lin details the Journal investigation into the procurement of those semiconductors and explains...

U.S. Prisons, Jails Try Medication to Treat Opioid Addiction

P.M. Edition for Jan. 27. The opioid crisis has taken a heavy toll in the U.S., and the ravages of drug addiction are acutely apparent in the nation’s jails and prisons. Now more of them are offering programs that dispense anti-addiction medications to inmates. WSJ health and medicine reporter Julie Wernau joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss the...

Small Businesses Keep Hiring as Fed Tries to Cool Economy

A.M. Edition for Jan. 27. A surge in hiring by American small businesses is complicating the Federal Reserve’s effort to cool inflation. WSJ reporter Dion Rabouin explains why small businesses are still hunting for workers and how long that hiring spree can last amid the Fed’s steps to slow the labor market. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your...

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