WSJ Your Money Briefing show

WSJ Your Money Briefing

Summary: Your must-listen weekdays for valuable money and market stories. Our journalists from Heard on the Street, MoneyBeat, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.

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 The IRS Pursued a Man Whose Wife Embezzled $500,000 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 474

Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains tax rules surrounding joint tax return filers when one person is convicted of embezzlement.

 Weather Disasters: Do You Have the Right Insurance? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 387

This year's series of weather disasters has exposed shortcomings in homeowners' insurance policies, resulting in the inability to fully repair damaged homes. Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Friedman outlines steps homeowners should take to be sure they're covered when the next disaster hits.

 Size Matters: How Companies Pay Their Workers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 565

A Wall Street Journal analysis of more than 1,100 public companies shows that size is an important factor, but not the only significant factor, in determining employee pay. Reporter Theo Francis explains.

 Pension Shortfalls Reach the Trillions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 523

Extended lifespans, unrealistic investment expectations and excessive promising by politicians are among factors that have led to a hole in U.S. state and local pensions rivaling the GDP of Japan. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse explains. (Update: Moody's now estimates the pension hole is around $4 trillion, not $5 trillion as originally reported.)

 Airline CEOs Defend Coach Seats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 572

The leaders of Delta and American have defended the tightest sections of their planes -- while sitting in them. The Wall Street Journal's Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney has more.

 This Should Worry Investors for the Rest of the Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 577

GuideStone Capital Management president David Spika discusses likely obstacles to sustained economic growth that investors should be mindful of, and ways to invest to be insulated from common headwinds.

 Trade Tensions Driving Investors From U.S. Stocks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 553

The threat of a global trade war is causing investors to pull money from U.S. stocks and find safer ground in bonds. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.

 Investors Score When Companies Delay Paying Their Bills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 470

Wall Street Journal reporter Vipal Monga explains trade finance, a short-term financing business that bridges the gap between corporations delaying payments and their suppliers that need funds in a timely fashion.

 TripAdvisor CEO Tops Retail CEO Pay List | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 474

Internet CEOs topped the Wall Street Journal survey of retail chief executives' pay. WSJ's Patrick Thomas discusses the top salaries, and why internet company leaders top the list.

 Investors Lose Millions From a Felon in a Strip Mall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 627

Wall Street Journal reporter Jean Eaglesham discusses how investors lost more than $100 million at the hands of Scott Kohn, a felon who operated out of a Nevada strip mall. Kohn promised returns far more attractive than investors were receiving in stock and bond markets.

 Impact of Revised 'Kiddie Tax' on Giving Assets to Children | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 459

Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders outlines key changes to the so-called 'kiddie tax' and how it changes tax liabilities when parents and grandparents give stocks and other assets to children.

 Tariffs Could Upend Retailers' Holiday Inventories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 394

A new threatened round of tariffs on goods from China could force U.S. retailers to change how they import products in time for the holidays. Heard on the Street columnist Elizabeth Winkler explains.

 Fears of ETFs Disrupting Markets May Be Overdone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 480

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, often get a bad rap when fears of market disruptions arise. Wall Street Journal reporter Asjylyn Loder explains why ETFs and other passive investments aren't likely to cause significant market swings.

 401(k) Plans Could Be Altered Under Proposed Laws | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 551

Small businesses would be able to offer 401(k) retirement saving plans under legislation currently being considered by Congress. Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen explains other retirement-related legislation under review.

 Investors on Bank Stocks: Unsettled Future Ahead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 401

Despite strong earnings turned in by several of the big banks, investors still are nervous about the future. Heard on the Street columnist Aaron Back explains why that fear may be misplaced.


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