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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 Borrowing Costs for Consumers Are on the Rise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 404

As the Federal Reserve moves interest rates higher, it's getting more expensive for consumers to borrow money. Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Kiernan explains.

 Special Fed Coverage: Powell Press Conference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 487

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will increase interest rates to a range of 1.75%-2%. Fed Chairman Jay Powell indicated the Fed sees the economy as strong and plans more rate increases this year and in 2019.'s Mark Hamrick provides analysis.

 E3: Microsoft's Focus on Xbox Games Over Console Price | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 516

At this year's E3 gaming conference, Microsoft is previewing 50 new games with a focus on software and services, but is not planning a price drop on its Xbox console. Heard on the Street columnist Dan Gallagher explains why Wall Street supports that move.

 How the Fed Could Be Telegraphing a Recession | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 552

By projecting as many as four interest rate increases for 2018, the Federal Reserve runs the risk of setting short-term rates on a path of surpassing long-term rates and potentially touching off fears of a recession. Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains.

 How Mobile Payments Drain Our Financial Literacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 510

Does the convenience of mobile payments diminish consumers' financial literacy? George Washington University School of Business's Annamaria Lusardi discusses how a significant level of financial awareness is removed when making payments via devices.

 Airlines Raising Fares Over Higher Fuel Costs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 607

Steadily rising oil prices have forced airlines to raise fares, through surcharges and higher overall ticket prices. Wall Street Journal's Doug Cameron explains why consumers won't be able to avoid the extra charges when booking with frequent-flier miles.

 Lag in U.S. Prime-Age Labor Rate Points to Drug Use | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 510

A study of the U.S. prime-age labor participation rate ties its lag behind 34 other developed countries to the nation's opioid crisis. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Chaney explains.

 Wage Disputes: Banks Among Biggest Settlement Payers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 519

Banks and insurance companies paid out some of the largest settlements in the past decade in lawsuits alleging inadequate worker compensation. Wall Street Journal workplace reporter Lauren Weber explains.

 Market Rally: Value Investors at a Crossroads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 657

The nine-year stock market rally has caused some value investors, including Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, to rethink how they shape their portfolio to capitalize on growth. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.

 Tax Law: Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 521

Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains how the new tax law will exclude millions of tax filers from mortgage-interest deductions and, in some cases, paying off their mortgage could be a wise move.

 Why Corporate Profits Could Be Weaker Than They Seem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 541

Wall Street Journal Heard in the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains why investors should look beyond profit numbers issued by S&P 500 companies to get a clearer view of their first-quarter earnings picture.

 CEO Pay: A Lot More Than Meets the Eye? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 616

Wall Street Journal reporter Theo Francis explains scenarios where S&P 5000 corporations are forced to retroactively change a CEO's pay figures, sometimes due to arithmetic errors, or even typographical errors.

 Banks Loosening Loan Terms Worries Regulators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 517

Many banks facing slowed loan growth and stepped up competition for clients are sweetening their deals on loans to businesses. Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Louise Ensign explains why regulators have a wary eye on the new loan arrangements.

 Be Smart With Money When Planning a Summer Vacation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 658

Ensuring your safety while on vacation includes being smart about money and credit cards. Ally Financial's Carrie Sumlin has tips for travelers planning trips to both domestic and international cities.

 William Shatner Talks Online Travel, Today's Sci-Fi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 588

Actor and spokesman William Shatner, marking Priceline's 20th anniversary, discusses online travel planning and why the company has survived in a crowded space. He also shares his feelings on today's science fiction entertainment.


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