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"wall street journal national geographic" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"I'm Anne Marie for totally and New York before we get to our main story on the March jobs report here are some other top stories. We're following President Trump says the Federal Reserve should be in quantitative easing speaking before heading to southern California on Friday, Trump said the fed should cut interest rates and also begin buying assets to stimulate growth. The fed is currently slowing the runoff in its bond portfolio. The president's comments come after he declared his intention to nominate Herman Cain, a former GOP presidential candidate to a seat on the Federal Reserve's board. The Federal Aviation Administration is disputing allegations that there were lapses in training for Boeing seven thirty-seven max aircraft in a letter. FA acting chief David L will told a Senate panel. There were no systemic problems with the qualifications of key agency staff who established mandates for pilot training. He says safety inspectors on the panel known as the flight standardization board were quote fully qualified for those activities. The aircraft have been grounded following two fatal crashes one in Ethiopia last month and another in Indonesia in October in a speech before the international brotherhood of electrical workers on Friday for vice president Joe Biden made light of the controversy that he touched woman and unwelcome ways he said he had permission to hug a top union leader. And later repeated that he had permission when he put his arm around. Boy, Wall Street Journal reporter, Ken Thomas has more view was asked by reporters after the conference about the controversy. And you know, he reiterated some of the statements and comments that he made in the video a couple days ago. Video also made clear that this is who he is. And and how he is. Operated in that. He he never meant to make anyone uncomfortable. When a reporter asked him if he owed the women an apology. He said, I'm not sorry for any of my intentions. I've never been disrespectful intentionally to a man or a woman in. So he he he's trying to, you know, impress upon people that he's always been someone who's tried to make a human connection when he when he campaigns, and he in that's how he continues and hopes operate Biden said he is close to a decision on whether or not he'll seek the democratic nomination for president in two thousand twenty. Join the Wall Street Journal National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way, you'll enjoy exclusive access to pioneer journalists..
"wall street journal national geographic" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"Join the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa book this once in our lifetime trip at NAT GO, expeditions dot com slash W, S J or call eight eight eight two zero five five six to one. This is tech news briefing, im Tanya boosters reporting from the newsroom in New York. And if you're wondering how Tesla's first quarter deliveries did not good new vehicle deliveries in the first quarter fell. Thirty one percent from the previous three months. This comes as the electric car maker struggles to ship its model. Three compact car to customers in Europe and China for the first time where does this leave the fate of the model three the first electric car poised to go mainstream to the masses? We'll talk about it all after these tech headlines. The growth of artificial intelligence, robotics and other next generation automated technologies are prompting some corporate leaders to ask age old business questions like how much should we pay for this and like who is in charge fair? These and other issues are among the obstacles to fully deploying tools cited by nearly six hundred C suite executives surveyed by KPMG, roughly thirty percent said their companies have allocated fifty million dollars or more to smart automation projects and more than half have already spent at least ten million dollars. Initiatives include various combinations of robotics, processing, automation, AI machine learning, cognitive computing and Anna lyrics among the top obstacles identified a lack of resources from storage to staffing necessary to build up smart tack. Despite being fussy about their image luxury. Brands are teaming up with mass market Chinese ecommerce giants. So does Alibaba and JD dot com. Don't expect them to act as friendly toward Amazon. However luxury brands have almost steered clear of Jeff Bezos internet giant, despite their growing clout with customers case in point Valentino and bribery are available on the luxury pavilion section of Alibaba's T Mola site online luxury stores are also teaming up with each tech giant's, for example, farfetched merged its China business with JD dot com luxury platform in February while the parent company of UK's net. A porter agreed to a joint venture with Alibaba. Last year. Andy five G era for smartphones began this week, providing the world's first glimpses at what the much-hyped tech can offer customers, and how much the speed upgrade will cost Verizon launched five G wireless in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis Wednesday. A week ahead of its plan to start date while carriers in South Korea, deployed their service in the Seoul, Metropolitan area the same day it's unclear which country struck first South Korea's large carriers which had a Friday start hustle to switch over two five t services at eleven pm local time, both S K telecom and KT the two largest operators claim to have the world's first five G smartphone. Subscribers for is and said its customers in those two cities were the first and the journal says global carriers C being first and five G as a way to flex their technical prowess, though few consumers are influenced by such distinctions. When choosing a wireless provider coming up Tesla's first-quarter deliveries. Plummet what it means for the much-hyped Ma. Three sedan after this joined the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way, you'll enjoy exclusive access to pioneering journalist scientists and business leaders in each country and gain profound perspectives on the past present and future of our world book this once in a lifetime trip at NAT GO, expeditions dot com slash W J or call eight eight eight two zero five five six to one. Tesla said this week that a delivered about sixty three thousand vehicles in its latest period. If you're keeping tabs that is worse than analysts already lowered expectations figure reflecting total deliveries of the model three model ass and model. X cars shares fell about eight percent in Thursday morning trading as questions about Tesla's ability to meet ambitious sales targets continue to move overhead. Let's get more joining us via Skype in San Francisco is the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins Tatum. Why the slowdown what seems to be the biggest roadblock in Tesla's way. Ideally at wants to pump out new deliveries why the lack of a smooth ride see only two car puns this time, Tim I'm getting I'm getting out of the way early. So that will be it. Go perfect. Well, this is a complicated messy quarter. Tesla said that it was hindered. By the fact, that it was for the first time shipping model series to Europe and to China, and that it was more. Complicated than they expected that they had dealt with in the past. We know that there was some customers shoes bringing the vehicles in China and Alon must see yo had previously suggested that there was some parts issues for the European market. So it's it's a complex and logistically challenging thing to take vehicles overseas. And that's a Tesla's always kinda struggled when it's brought new vehicles to other countries. So going into this period. Some analysts had expected that there would be challenges there the extent of challenges, however, and the effect on the the results was bigger than Wall Street expected and opens up a more questions about the demand for Tesla's vehicles. Remember at the beginning of the first quarter. Tesla surprised a lot of people by lowering the price of its vehicles in this came as the US federal. Tax credit begins to phase out for for vehicles. He used to be seventy five hundred dollars. It's gone to half that amount and is going to go to zero by the end of the year, the start of next year, and is concerned that that essentially as a price increase for people here in the states, and tesla was trying to respond by cutting the price, and it did multiple price cuts on the model three and some might expect that that would have helped manned and so to see the the dramatic drop offs, especially in the model asks in the model X has raised just a lot of concerns. Tesla would say that part of that is because there was a poll forward of demand into the fourth quarter with customers rushing out to get those vehicles before the tax credit started to phase out. But whatever the case it raises questions about where the model S in the model X which have been the core which have which has been the business for tesla for. Quite a while here. What's going to happen to those that that revenue stream and those in the profitability of those vehicles just going forward for tesla? Right. Not to mention, you know, the model three getting that model. Three to customers has been looming over tesla ever since it cranked up production. What are the folks that you talk to what do they rumbling about? When do these concerns start to Trump that unshakable? Tesla optimism. What was shares plummet shortsellers, those investors who bet against the company really crying a victory on Twitter. It's full of comments about how they were. Right. They believe that we've seen tesla. The peak tesla that the narrative of this company unstoppable narrative is peaked long-term investors. Those those who who believe in in with the company is vision and selling they they stay potential for the second quarter that there are already. Ready ten thousand vehicles and transit those will be sales in the second quarter that tesla will work through its challenges in Europe, and China, and that China in particular is going to be a huge market for the company. Ulan musk has already begun construction of factory there specifically for the model three and then the upcoming model lie small compact car to be built in China for the China market in. They see a lot of potential there. So. To say that the we're kind of a pivot point it's hard to tell because the essentially the first quarter is a mess in. It's hard to understand what the real demand for the model. Three is at this point, a where things are the model S model X level. There's some suggestion that demand for the vehicles here in the US has decreased. But it's unclear if it's decreased store if the company was just sending its inventory to new markets. Does it all come down to money as it always does and trying to make more of it one of the bigger kind of things that emerges out of this this? These results is going to be just greater emphasis and greater concern about where Tesla's cast cash position is this had been a area of concern for much of last year as as delays and bringing the model three up to a higher production level meant that the company was eating in. To it's small cash balance in raising concerns of whether there would be enough cash Yuan musk would routinely talk about how he did not want did not need to raise additional funds. And that once the company hit a consistent rate of of build for the model three and can pump those vehicles out in the cell in bring a new revenue that that would take care of Tesla's cash needs the idea being that the company would be self funding, and then could pay for all of its ambitious growth going forward. So it's been kind of the story that the company has been selling, and and we get here at the end of the first quarter. And we know that there was a huge hit to the company's cash bounce during the period because it had to pay back nearly one billion dollar debt during that period in this the idea that it it. It's sales didn't meet expectations didn't meet its own expectations. It lowered prices it closed stores. It's taking hits for laying people off. Off these are all very expensive things. And you know, what's that cash? Balance going to beat the company says it's sufficient amount. But whatever the case is it's not going to be a lot. And they're going to be lots of people talking on Wall Street about how tesla needs to raise more money. And if they do that at this point, it's going to be not at a position of strength, which is where you wanna raise money, but it's going to be a weakened position, and which could make it more expensive or potentially harder. Tim higgins. Thank you. As always. Thank you, as you know, Tim Higgins covers all things tesla for the journal. You can stay up to date with his latest at wsJcom that does it for this edition of tech news prefix from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boost does thanks for listening.
"wall street journal national geographic" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Join the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa book this once in our lifetime trip at NAT GO, expeditions dot com slash W, S J or call eight eight eight two zero five five six to one. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Her Senate scheduled the vote this week to override Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency national emergency at the southern border. We'll tell you why Senate Republicans are frustrated with the president and how they're trying to avoid a vote plus fifty people including many rich and famous are indicted for fraud to get their children into elite colleges. What this tells us about American higher education? And are there any political implications? Welcome. I'm Paul zhigo here with my colleagues Kate bachelor. How're you Kate? I'm good Paul and Kyle Peterson. Hello kyle. Hello. Hello. So let's start with the Senate national emergency border emergency of there will be a vote in the Senate the house already voted to override the president's emergency declaration, which he is using to. Want to allocate several billion dollars from the military construction budget to apply to the border the house overrode it as I said. And now the Senate is coming up for vote already four Republican senators have declared that they will vote to override which means the president would have to exercise is veto the drama such as there is here is that as many as ten or fifteen other Senate Republicans, and I've talked to several of them are are poised to maybe join those four which would be quite embarrassing vote for the president. And they're working behind the scenes to try to see if the president will end that emergency declaration, right? I mean, it's still a pretty fluid situation here Paul, and what we can expect to happen because I think Senate Republicans really would like to avoid one taking up a resolution that is a House Democratic resolution and giving the House Democrats real victory and dividing Republicans. In the Senate and turning them on the president. And all that goes with that. So there are a number of ways in the mix on how that might be avoided Republicans have been talking for weeks about amending the resolution in some fashion, but it doesn't look like that's going to work because of Senate procedural hurdles. They're also have talked about Mike Lee now has a Bill out that would basically amend the national emergencies act, which I think many Republicans think gives the president too much discretion to declare emergencies for kind of indefinite periods of time. So the Mike Lee Bill would basically allow president has declared emergency. But if after thirty days, congress would have to vote to continue it now the thinking here is maybe if they vote on this in addition to the declaration, some Republicans will nor will vote will vote with the president on the emergency declaration. And then still get to voice some concerns by voting for these changes to the national emergency bag. The the biggest action though is. Behind the scenes where several senators are trying to persuade the president to in not use the military construction money, but but cobbled together five point seven billion dollars from other funds, including a Pentagon fund that is supposed to that goes to drug inter diction and use that to to fund the border wall and border security, and the that would not require an emergency declaration. And then they would essentially have no need to take the vote. And the reason they want to do that as because they don't want to take the vote because it's a they figure it's a win. It's a lose lose proposition. Right. Because no matter what you do. Kyle. You end up angering somebody if you vote against the president, you anger Republicans who support Trump if you vote to override if you vote not to override him, then you anger, swing voters in states where there are. A lot of swing voters like Colorado where Cory Gardner is running for reelection Martha mcsally running in Arizona and other places rate. But the problem with that theory is the requires Donald Trump to back down and everything that I know about this president suggests that that's unlikely I mean, he stood in the white House Rose Garden and talked for fifty minutes about this problem and said I'm going to declare a national emergency. We're going to get this fixed. We're going to build this wall. And I just don't see him stepping back from that line. Even though it is become very clear that he has kind of backed himself into a corner. I mean, looking at some of the poll numbers Opole for morning consult out today. Eighty percent of Republicans support the emergency declaration eighty percent of Democrats oppose it. Okay, that's expected. So what about independence independence oppose it to to one fifty seven percent thing? It's a bad idea. Only thirty percent think is a good idea. So this is like the reverse of a wedge issue. I mean, he's he's picked out he's staked out some ground where his base really supports him. The other. Opposes him and the middle ground is all generally people who oppose him in the last f- three or four days. Kate, I've talked to Republican senators one more moderate one conservative or both said this is the most this is the most needless self inflicted wound in their memory because the president they say could declare victory on the border by saying I've calmed together. These five point seven billion dollars worth. I can do I can build as much wall as we can possibly build this next fiscal year with that money. And so why endure a defeat politically that makes life more difficult for the reelection prospects of Republicans senators in twenty twenty right? I mean, unfortunately, I don't think Donald Trump is persuaded by the election prospects of his own party, which is too bad. But I think that you're. You're describing is we're seeing a doubling down because the three point six billion dollars in military construction will not be able to be spent by October one when the new round of appropriations negotiations begin. So he has this five point seven or so billion at his disposal through statutory authority is that he can use for for instance. There's a treasury department forfeiture fund that can be used for general law enforcement purposes. So he could use that to get started on building the border. But another reason that I think he should be really concerned that this issue doesn't go away is the fact that the national emergencies act allows for votes on in congress every six months as long as the emergency continues. So we know he won't be able to spend the military construction money before October one. So that suggests that the national emergency will go on longer, and then House Democrats will initiate this process again as soon as they can for another embarrassing point. Fight even closer to an election. Well, and then every six months thereafter, right up through the through the election. They will may we'll try to do this pudding. Susan Collins of Maine, for example, looks to be running for re election, Thom Tillis of North Carolina who is running for reelection Cory Gardner in Colorado, and mar and the Martha mcsally and others right on the spot that makes it makes it a very difficult vote. And and again, I don't know what I mean, Donald Trump is discovering what life is like without a democratic house. I mean, without a Republican House with the democrat house magin what his life life would be like if he has a Democratic Senate, and if he's re-elected right and the and the trouble with the the Mike Lee Bill the problem there is that once congress extends its power gives it to the executive gives it to the president. It's very difficult to take it back. You see the same the same dynamic happening on tariffs. Under section two thirty two congress has given the president unilateral power to impose tariffs. And now, there's a it was a lot of Democrats and a lot of Republicans even who think that maybe they've gone too far. They want to take some of that power back. But the trouble there is that you are trying to get power back from a president who has a veto authority. So the guy who's using the authority. You granted you're trying to winnow that thority, but you have to get over his veto in order to do that. We're talking about the national emergencies vote override vote in the Senate and the college admissions scandal operation varsity blues listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal joined the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic on
"wall street journal national geographic" Discussed on WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women
"Said you had no self-awareness when you started working. How do you mean? Yeah. I didn't have good self awareness for through my twenties and into my thirties. Really? And by that. I mean that I knew I was better working than being a stay at home. Mom, I knew that. I'd be a better mom working than as a stay at home. Mom, so that was a bit of self awareness. I grew to see that I loved to start things up. So I had more entrepreneur in me than I did corporate. So couple of things I did now, but the real questions that I think we need to ask ourselves as leaders, which are the deep down introspective questions those, you know, what do I stand for? What are my core principles? Those are what I had to get to over period of really a couple of decades. How come that's important in business that whole idea of self awareness and knowing your principles, right? It's important because. Because. You can only stand with your people. If you know what you stand for you can only be in support of your people and help your people to grow and guide them when if what you know, what you stand for and as a model to them and was happening in the workplace today is we're not it feels like we're not having to enough good models of leadership. And so, you know, employs leave, you know, they don't want to work for somebody. That's not likeable relatable or. You know, people that are barely human ego and power trips. They don't wanna work for people like that. And I wouldn't either so they leave. And so you know, what I try to talk about in my book is that from a leadership standpoint. And even from just a worker standpoint to have a more well rounded view of your job. You know, are you there for a purpose for purpose? Not just a paycheck and as a leader. Are you there to help grow your organization, not just manage the PNL in your book full Uman, you speak about centering prayer and meditation how come that's in a business book? Right. And it's a really good question. The first part of the book is about willingness and willingness is to be willing to sit with yourself. And some of that is in silence because it's really only in silence that you can settle into yourself and know what the depths of no your depths. And that's where you find what your core principles are about. And that's where you're most noble emotions lie. And so in whether it's meditation or prayer or any kind of an experience of feeling that you have a have a quiet place, a peaceful place for you to be able to. And by the way, I work with high level leaders all the time, and I tell them this is really important, and they look at me in terror. I can't be any kind of a quiet situation. I'm too busy to do that. I don't wanna do. Do that. But the fact is it's really how you get to know yourself is in that kind of space in the early days cable euro often the only woman in the room. What's your advice for women today who find themselves in that situation, and we still do, and it's actually very common? For me. It was I never really thought about being the only woman in a room. I just was I've always been so competitive with myself that I wanted to do the best job I could do. And if it meant learning, you know, whoever meant learning from and that had happened to be men. I was pretty much a sponge to learn what I could learn in the business, and so the gender thing just sort of fell away. And I, you know, I I guess I I'm glad I didn't have a lens agenda gender lens while I was growing up in industry because I might have looked at things differently. So it helped me to to not have that it helped me to really learn all that needed to learn you, stay in business women need to present their case sink Blee and also quickly. I'll come right. That's in my first book new rules of the game. Yes. I this is not a gender issue per se. This is just a time management issue. Right. So time is the great enemy when you're building businesses and your growing them to take too many words to try to explain something people don't have a I mean, there's a lot of ADD these days don't have the patience and the phone cast to be able to listen to a lot of words for one thing. And the other is I think it's important discipline. It's a mental discipline for you to be able to hone what whatever your arguments are in your points. Are that you want to make? It's something that I learned over time having to negotiate contracts. And so I had are sort of like a fake lawyer Afo lawyer if you will in that I felt like I got a degree, but I didn't have one because always negotiating contracts, and so that helped me to in getting much more concise in deliberate in how I would. Argue my case. Coming up. Susan Packard tells us how being the only woman in the room drives her to overcome the challenges that come with being the boss. Join the Wall Street Journal National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way, you'll enjoy exclusive access to pioneer journalist scientists and business leaders in each country and game profound perspectives on the past present and future of our world book this once in a lifetime trip at NAT GO, expeditions dot com slash W J or call eight eight
"wall street journal national geographic" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And I think this is what they're going to really have a problem dealing with. I don't know why I don't know what looked congresswoman Omar voted for the rest of pollution, right because it morphed into something. She says something enter dometic thematic the throw in Charlottesville and trying to make it broadly, vaguely anti-trump. She votes for what's to stop her from speaking out again like this in two weeks. I think I think rather than cowed, she's emboldened. Well, come you know, I think Bill raises an interesting question here about just what the Democratic Party represents. And what these new members represent ultimately this anti-hate resolution kind of established a moral equivalence between anti semitism and about fifteen other forms of hate that they listed, you know. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. A one point said, she wasn't certain that congresswoman Omar understood the full weight of what she was saying. Well, you know, that's really an interesting question because this wasn't just statements critical of Israel, the anti semitism was about the Jews. And the question is whether as Bill suggesting there is a strain of thought inside the Democratic Party that is in fact, simply deeply anti semitic. Whether it's today or whether it's five hundred years ago, and the British Labour Party is experiencing the same thing. They have a very serious problem inside that party about the nature of its antisemitism. And now it looks as though this this issue. This is a very troubling issue has has arrived in Washington and centered inside the Democratic Party. Of course, they do they do have a branch of that. And it's insidious, and it's very concerning because you know, if we have pointed out. Out. Antisemitism is is. Responsible for the death of millions of people. Okay. And the moral equivalency that they are using here that they're just going to kind of brush it into a broad category along with all other perceived hurts and slights, and by the way, that is not to say in any way that there isn't a category of people out there that are white supremacists or Neo Nazis, and that we should also not tolerate such behavior. But again, the idea that you just water all of this down until it's all just as basic thing is extraordinarily offensive. I think to too many Jewish Americans Jews around the world. And you know, we're beginning to see not only are people thinking that it's acceptable to do. So, but we're beginning to see I think a response to that. Which is good which is more poke stepping up trying to remind people at history here and the importance of this as to Representative. Omar and her claim that she wore the claim by Nancy Pelosi that she didn't really realize the weight of her words. That's an extraordinary statement. Okay. This is a grown woman who sits on the foreign relations committee and not only that who has made this broad question about Israel and its policies one of her signature things that she talks about to suggest that at this point that she does not know what she is saying it either suggests that you know, that is just completely disingenuous or, you know, maybe this woman isn't even qualified to have the seat that she has. We're going to take it for break. When we come back. We're going to talk a little bit about the implications of all this for the very famous democratic and not so famous democratic presidential candidates. That are in the news right now. We'll be right back. Joined the Wall Street Journal National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way,.
"wall street journal national geographic" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"All right. So we have a couple of other candidates or getting in the governor of Washington state. Jay inslee. Who's has already said he's basically going to run a one issue campaign substantially one is showing climate climate change do something about that John Hickenlooper? Former two term governor of Colorado, centrist market, centrist. He's in some ways, the most interesting entrance so far from my point of view, Kyle because the the initial rush of candidates really came from the left, and now we're seeing the start of at least in case of Hickenlooper. And there might be a couple of other people getting in like Joe Biden shared Brown who could occupy a more traditional centrist democratic position. And he can Looper comes from a state, which is a swing state. He managed to win twice in difficult Republican years. I mean difficulty certainly 2014 was a very difficult year for a democrat to to win reelection and somehow managed it, and as a merged, you know, somebody who thinks he can win the democratic nomination. How do you size up assets and liabilities there? Well, I think that I agree completely that he's an interesting candidate. He definitely spices up the field, which as you said has been very much concentrated on the left so far. But the question is with with Trump in the office and perceived as a weak incumbent, our democratic primary voters as we've talked about going to want the real deal. I mean Hickenlooper has he's sort of road the middle ground he expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare. But then the twenty sixteen win there was a Colorado ballot initiative that would have created. Single payer healthcare in the state he opposed that he opposed the expand or the the legalization of marijuana, but has sort of softened on that recently. As of last year, he was saying this is one of the great social experiments of the last one hundred years, we all have to keep an open mind. So one one weakness could be that. He does not have you know, he's of two minds on some of these issues and in a primary that's a problem because primaries attract the most devoted the most die hard supporters. But in the general election could actually be an asset because I think some of his ambivalence about some of these these issues reflects what voters actually feel broadly were talking about the democratic presidential race. And you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal joined the Wall Street Journal National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way,.
"wall street journal national geographic" Discussed on WSJ Your Money Briefing
"Get exclusive insider access to Milan style and design with WSJ magazine and into Garay make private visits to galleries top restaurants and shops late coamo and much more book this once in a lifetime trip at Indy. Gory dot com slash WSJ magazine or call six four six seven eight zero eight three eight three. With your money briefing, im JR Whalen at the Wall Street Journal in New York next time, you're at a cocktail party start talking about investing in mortgages, you might just attract a crowd turns out there. Currently one of the hottest marketplace. On Wall Street, we'll go through the numbers in a moment. I these money and market stories, you should know personal income which takes an Americans pretax earnings from wages salaries and investments fell point one percent in January after a much larger than expected one percent rise in December. The Commerce Department says that was a spike in December. And as such the journals economic team says the decline likely will not extend into February also personal consumption expenditures. That's a measure of household spending on everything from breakfast cereal to healthcare decreased, a seasonally adjusted point five percent in December from the prior month. Still overall consumer spending grew at two point eight percent annual ROY. Late in the fourth quarter. You couple that with a strong labor market, and it's likely to bolster spending as we progress through two thousand nineteen and if you're not spending you might be saving your money. And if you're looking for decent interest rates on savings robo advisors are expanding into the cash management market and could be the way to go. Consider this the national average US banks are paying savers is one tenth of one percent. The robo advisor wealth front for one offers a two point two four percent annual interest rate with numerous others, like Goldman Sachs's, Marcus cash management tool and betterment, offering similar rates. See the full story in a table. Outlining all the rates on wsJcom and the WSJ app. Join the Wall Street Journal National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way, you'll enjoy exclusive access to pioneering journalist scientists and business leaders in each country and game profound perspectives on the past present and future of our world book this once in a lifetime trip at NAT GO, expeditions dot com slash W, S J or call eight eight eight two zero five five six to one. Mortgages aren't the sexiest topic when it comes to investing. But when they can put some extra money in your pocket, well that could change things up turns out on ETF that bets on home loans is one of the hottest place for investors in two thousand nineteen and Wall Street Journal reporter Sjoland loader is here with the details. So ostlund the market upheaval in late two thousand eighteen sent investors looking for shelter pun intended. And they found it and housing loans. The good thing about housing loans d this type anyway, these aren't the no doc loans that triggered the financial crisis. These are investment grade mortgages made to credit worthy borrowers their agency backed. So it's relatively safe. But it also offering a, you know, pretty decent yield at a low duration and the duration means you're not as exposed of interest rates do start to rise again. So it's important for investors here when they're researching the TF's to look at the duration in and it's measured in years to see how they might be exposed to interest rate increases. That's right duration, basically the longer the. Duration the more vulnerable. You are two two losses. When interest rates, right? You're more vulnerable. It's not that you're not vulnerable at all with for years duration. It's at your less vulnerable than a product that has eight or ten years ration-, and if you can lower the volatility and lower the exposure, then you're out of the game. Exactly in this. You know, these are yielding over three percent. These mortgage backed securities ETF's yielding over three percent with a four year duration and got really popular. Basically when people were first looking for what do I do after December's market crisis? How do I it proof? My portfolio a little bit against Moore market turbulence and also how do I keep from exposing myself to rising rates and part of what made this particular Tf, so popular was he really see the inflow surge after the Federal Reserve, you basically said we're gonna pause interest rate increases for the time being there's an eye shares ETF that you highlight and your story in the journal, and it doesn't expose investors to credit risk. And that's an attractive attribute for them. To be clear. The mortgage is our agency back. They're backed by Fannie Mae. And Freddie MAC. So you you're not taking the risk that like you're gonna have a whole bunch of subprime default because these aren't those kinds of mortgages these are typically fixed-rate fifteen to thirty year bars with high credit scores investment grade to their they're safer and agency backed on top. And there are a few other ETF's here that invest in mortgages and a gentleman from USA asset management you spoke with both the vanguard ETF as protection, it's very similar. And he said they were looking at it last year, and they just decided that they wanted to take some of the risk out of their out of their fixed income portfolio and really keep, you know, restrict their risk to equities and make their fixed income side of their book as sort of bulletproof is it could be and they were selling a an ETF that buys corporate bonds and buying the vanguard mortgage-backed securities ETF instead, and we're talking about here and how you can play the mortgage loan area, but these are small fish and a relatively large pond. Yeah. I mean, easy to have the the the the Aisher ETF has something on the order of fifteen sixteen billion dollars in. This is a six trillion dollar market. The thing that's also making it popular is that it's a really convenient way for institutional investors to trade mortgage backed securities, and you know, perhaps turn their mortgage backed security portfolio that they already have. And and you know, take that in and create each. Yep. Shares with it. So it's easier to trade that than it is to trade a basket of NBA. All right. We'll check at Auckland loader story in the Wall Street Journal and on the WSJ app to see the some of the year, and how investors are looking to benefit from the little bit lesser exposure. After the got hit in the last part of two thousand eighteen and that is ostlund loaded here in our studio Sjoland, thanks for being with us. Thank you. And that's your money briefing, im JR Whalen in New York for the Wall Street Journal.
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"Their getting rid of straws entirely they're going to have just dr drink lids and none of us really battery because everyone listening to this should be drinking black rifle coffee and not starbucks anyway okay black rifle coffee dot com slash buck let's not be let's not be foolish this is not nam there are rules drink black rifle coffee and what they found out is that straw's plastic straws getting rid of the means you'll have to actually use more plastic which is worse for the environment here's what here's what reason points out quote as countless espera experts have stressed truly addressing the problem of marine plastic pollution will require going after the source of this pollution namely all the uncollected litter from poorer coastal countries that lack developed waste management systems straw banners have proven stubbornly resistant to this logic instead they have chosen to rely on either debunk statistics such as the claim that americans use five hundred million straws a day which was the product of a nine year olds research or totally unproven notions like the theory that straws are a gateway plastic in order to justify petty prohibitions on innocuous straws and they've been helped along by an uncritical media coverage of starbucks straws moves all the new york times wall street journal national geographic all site the five hundred million straws a day figure that's a lot of straws right not true but still fun to say bye adopting a myopic focus on banning straws environmental was city councils and conscious capless are at best having no significant impact on the overall problem of marine plastic waste at worst air pushing expensive prohibitions on consumer choice that are counterproductive at least in the case of the starbucks ban come with unintended consequences so you after us more plastic they say with this new version of the cups which is crazy right it has the weight of the plastic that's the big issue and that's what should concern environmentalists but instead they are they're just saying well we need to get rid of this and another thing by the way there's a problem with a able ism i think both people with people with disabilities need need straws which of course that's completely understandable in the senate and there now there's a whole feeling of excluding people with disabilities so so anyway this straw band is a perfect example of liberalism people push it they don't think through it they're just like this makes me feel good and i care about the environment it turns out it's probably worse for the environment at least what starbucks is doing and they're all so conservative inclusivity yet there is going to be some difficulty here for folks that have disabilities that actually need us a strong doesn't motor skills and some of the issues that come with holding an open in open beverage so there you go that's that's that's the owen senior citizens to buy them i just want to tell you the truth about strauss we are rollcall coming up it's to be on wwl call because this friday nbc news radio amateur jordan the justice department is indicting a dozen russian intelligence operatives for trying to sway the two thousand sixteen presidential election deputy attorney general rod rosenstein said the russians hacked the democratic national committee and hillary clinton's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign the goal of the conspirators was to have an impact in the election what impact they may have had as a matter of speculation that's not our responsibility rosenstein said there's no evidence that any votes were changed because of the activities meanwhile senator john mccain is joining congressional democrats in calling for president trump to cancel monday summit with russian president vladimir putin in light of the findings a federal judge is ordering the government's pay the cost of reuniting migrant families after separating them at the southern border and friday semifinal between rafael nadal and novak djokovic was suspended by curfew after three sets with djokovic hold the two sets to one lead the match will resume on saturday richard jordan nbc news radio hi i'm ronnie deutsche and now that tax reform is here things have significantly changed at the irs and you know what that means if you try to fight the irs.
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"Your property even if you don't have enough money you can always be neat you could always be cleaned throughout your garbage in any event it's an extremely tiny amount ninety nine percent of the plastic doesn't come from the us and plastic straws amount for two one hundredths of one percent so what's this hysteria about he writes that the people who banned straws are stubbornly resistant to this logic they either rely on a debunked study and this is the one i always talk about a claim that americans use five hundred million straws a day that is completely false it was the product of a nine year old a nine year old called up straw companies came up with this crazy number it's a it's completely nonsense we do not use five hundred million straws in america day how could you they also came up with something called the straws are a gateway plastic you've heard a gateway drugs like marijuana is supposed to be gateway drug you smoke marijuana that means you're going to be main lining heroin which is true but people make that up same thing here because use a plastic straw doesn't mean you're going to use one hundred other plastic products and your i have you they make it sound like everybody's taking all the plastic they counter life and they drive to the ocean and throw it in that's not true that's not that's not what happened that is happening the new york times the wall street journal national geographic in covering the starbucks story all cited the five hundred million straws day figure it's false was made up by nine year old he writes all the environmentalist and the city councils and these these these preening ceos have no significant impact on the overall problem of plastic waste in the ocean and it actually causes problems for disabled people because they don't have the motor skills to deal with these with these new starbucks litz and paper straws are terrible and i remember this is a kid paper straws would would collapse they get all soggy and wet and they collapse halfway through the drink plus they taste weird come come postal straws you believe this imposible straw they cost six to seven times more than their plastic cata parts i just this is nothing but this is all we're seeing is symbolic symbolic hysteria companies now trying to outdo each other in in banning products that are zero danger they're still only one video of one turtle with one straw it's does oh by the way nitro coffee is cold coffee infused with nitrogen gives it and what does that do it makes it creamy so you're drinking nitrogen all right i don't understand anything well you know.