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Great collection of news, aptly put together.

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The most important stories, explained through the lens of business. A podcast about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson. The Journal is a co-production from Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal.

Episode Date
Biden's Climate Ambitions Die in the Senate
1191
Democrats in Congress have been trying to pass a multitrillion-dollar spending bill, which includes a major piece of President Joe Biden's climate agenda. But in the face of opposition from a single senator, the climate provision is dead. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains where this leaves the U.S. in its fight against climate change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
To Solve Labor Shortage, Companies Turn to Automation
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Despite wage growth, the labor force participation rate remains near its lowest level since the 1970s. In the face of this shortage, companies are turning to a possible solution: automation. We talk to the CEO of a hospital system in Nevada that is hoping new technology can help the nursing shortage, and WSJ's Josh Mitchell explains what increased investment in tech will mean for the economy and workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
The Chappelle Controversy Tests Netflix
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After Netflix released its latest Dave Chappelle special earlier this month, the company faced strong criticism from the transgender community and its own employees. WSJ's Joe Flint explains how the controversy has challenged Netflix's culture of 'radical candor' and we go on the ground at the Netflix employee walkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Sen. Klobuchar Says Congress Is Losing Patience With Tech Giants
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After a whistleblower shared internal Facebook documents, lawmakers renewed calls to regulate social media companies. But concerns over the influence tech giants exert on society extend far beyond Facebook. We spoke with Sen. Amy Klobuchar about how she hopes to rein in tech companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 7: The AI Challenge
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Facebook's top executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have touted the company's progress at using artificial intelligence to police harmful content on its platform. But internally, documents show there were deep concerns about what Facebook's AI could do. In the seventh episode of The Facebook Files, WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman discusses what Facebook's AI can really do and ways in which it still falls short. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Google's CEO on the Future of Work
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As CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, Sundar Pichai is responsible for a massive, 144,000-person workforce. Right now, he's grappling with big issues, like how tech should be regulated, how to rein in cybercrime and how (or whether) workers return to the office. WSJ's Editor in Chief, Matt Murray, asks him about these issues and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
The Vaccine That Took 40 Years to Make
1230
The World Health Organization last week recommended the first-ever vaccine for wide use against malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases. Paul Kofi Awuffor, a public health worker in Ghana, shares how the vaccine can change lives, and WSJ's Denise Roland explains this historic landmark in public health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
The Global Supply Chain Is Broken
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Since the pandemic started last year, the disruptions to the global supply chain have only gotten worse. Delays at America's busiest commercial port, Los Angeles, are wreaking havoc on manufacturing and retail, leading the White House to get involved. WSJ's Sarah Nassauer and Costas Paris explain what the logjam means and how it can be fixed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
136 Countries Agree to a Global Minimum Tax
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More than 100 countries agreed last week to a 15% global minimum corporate tax. WSJ's Richard Rubin details how the deal came together, and WSJ's Paul Hannon explains why Ireland - which has long had some of the lowest tax rates in Europe - finally got on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
How 'Squid Game' Became a Megahit
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"Squid Game" is on track to become Netflix's biggest show ever. WSJ's Timothy Martin explains the show's origins and why Netflix has invested so heavily in Korean content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
The Unraveling of the Murdaugh Dynasty
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Over Labor Day weekend, an attempted murder was reported to police in Hampton County, S.C. involving the scion of a powerful local family. The victim, Alex Murdaugh, later said he attempted to stage his own murder to try to collect insurance money. WSJ's Valerie Bauerlein looks at this case and other events that threaten to undermine the Murdaugh dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
The Day Facebook Logged Off
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On Monday, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for billions of people around the world. To fix it, Facebook's employees had to physically drive to data centers to address the problem. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains the cascade of failures that caused it to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
A Huawei Exec, Two Canadians And The Deal That Got Them Home
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In 2018, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the United States. Days later, the Chinese government arrested two Canadians in retaliation. WSJ's Jacquie McNish has been covering the ordeal and the high stakes detainee exchange that took place in September. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
What Secret Tapes Reveal About the College Admissions Scandal
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College counselor Rick Singer pleaded guilty to helping wealthy parents like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman cheat the college admissions system. In 2018, the federal government began wiretapping his cellphone. WSJ's Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz dissect the tapes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 6: The Whistleblower
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At the heart of the Facebook Files series is a cache of internal company documents. And behind the release of those documents is a person: Frances Haugen. In Part 6, we sit down for an extended conversation with Frances. She tells us about her time at Facebook, what led her to speak out and what she hopes to achieve by disclosing internal Facebook documents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2021
The Federal Law That 138 Judges Have Broken
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For the last year, a team at the Wall Street Journal has been investigating the financial holdings of federal judges across the country. This week, the team reported that more than 130 judges violated U.S. law by overseeing court cases that involved companies in which they or their family had a financial interest. WSJ's James Grimaldi explains the investigation and introduces us to the judge with the most conflicts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
One Restaurant Owner's Answer to the Labor Shortage
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The restaurant industry around the country is having a hard time finding enough workers. So, Amanda Cohen, who runs a restaurant called Dirt Candy in Manhattan, decided to dramatically overhaul her business in order to raise wages. Since then, not only has she been able to retain staff, she's also managed to increase profits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 5: The Push To Attract Younger Users
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In the fifth part of our series looking deep inside Facebook, we examine the company's efforts to win over young children. Reporter Georgia Wells discusses what Facebook's internal documents reveal about the company's years-long efforts to study and design products for kids. And we look ahead to tomorrow's Senate hearing, where lawmakers are expected to question a Facebook executive about the company's research into the effects of its products on teen mental health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
China's Evergrande Crisis
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Evergrande built homes for China's growing middle class for more than two decades. Now, the property developer is running out of money. WSJ's Quentin Webb explains how years of piling on debt brought Evergrande to a crisis point, and what its potential collapse could mean for China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
The Long Journey to Del Rio
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Last week, roughly 16,000 migrants showed up in Del Rio, Texas. Most of them were Haitian, but they didn't come directly from Haiti. They've been on a long journey. WSJ's Alicia Caldwell and Juan Montes explain how these Haitians reached Texas and what they're encountering at the border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Harry and Meghan, Hollywood Royalty?
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Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the royal family, the couple have been building a Hollywood production company and signed deals with Netflix and Spotify. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how this royal career shift has been going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Xi Jinping Is Rewriting the Rules of China's Economy
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The Chinese government is cracking down on big private corporations and reining in their power. WSJ's Lingling Wei shares her analysis which suggests this recent development is coming from China's President Xi Jinping's personal ideological shift from capitalism towards a Mao-style socialism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
The Snub That Made France Furious
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Last week, the U.S. announced a new multibillion-dollar deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia. There was just one problem: Australia had already inked a submarine deal with France. WSJ's Matthew Dalton explains the sub snub and what it means for U.S.-France relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Why 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Is Popping Up Everywhere
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A growing number of retailers are offering customers the ability to buy a product and pay for it later in installments. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis explains why the approach has become so popular and whether it's likely to stick around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
The Dogfight Over Dogecoin
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Dogecoin began as a joke cryptocurrency in 2013, but this year its price has soared, and now its market cap stands at about $30 billion. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff says two competing organizations that both call themselves the Dogecoin Foundation are vying for the coin's trademark and its future. Representatives from both groups make their case about who should be dogecoin's steward going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 4: The Outrage Algorithm
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In the fourth episode of our investigative series based on an extensive array of internal Facebook documents, we explore the fallout of a major algorithm change the company made in 2018. The documents outline how an emphasis on engagement incentivized the spread of divisive, sensational content and misinformation. WSJ's Keach Hagey and Jeff Horwitz explain how attempts from within the company to undo some of the damage were often thwarted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 3: 'This Shouldn't Happen on Facebook'
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In the third episode of our investigative series based on an extensive array of internal Facebook documents, we look at a persistent problem on the platform: human trafficking. WSJ's Justin Scheck describes documents showing that Facebook has closely studied how human traffickers use the platform to ensnare victims and advertise illegal sex services. The documents also show Facebook's response to these findings, which is often inadequate or nothing at all. We also hear from Patricia Wanja Kimani, a Kenyan woman who was trafficked to Saudi Arabia after responding to a job post on Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2021
'Moneyball' Meets Firefighting
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To combat increasingly extreme wildfires, firefighters are taking cues from the world of sports analytics. WSJ's Dan Frosch explains how the "Moneyball" sports data revolution is making its way into firefighting and why increasingly unpredictable fires are putting new computer models to the test. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Will the Vaccine Mandate Affect the Labor Shortage?
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Jack Schron has been encouraging his employees to get vaccinated. He also worries a vaccine mandate might cause them to quit. The manufacturing company president explains what the Biden administration's vaccine mandate could mean for him, and WSJ's Eric Morath discusses its impact on the labor market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
How to Stop a $45 Billion Crime Spree
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A brazen kind of shoplifting is plaguing America's retail stores, where people fill up garbage bags with items and simply walk out the door. WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus explains how organized crime rings orchestrate the shoplifting. And Ben Dugan, the head of CVS' investigative unit, describes what he does to fight crime at his stores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 2: 'We Make Body Image Issues Worse'
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In the second episode in our investigative series, we turn to research that Facebook has kept private: its internal studies on the effects of Instagram, one of its core products, on teen mental health. WSJ's Georgia Wells details the company's findings, which show that Instagram can be harmful for young users, particularly teen girls. Plus, Instagram head Adam Mosseri explains why he thinks there's no "silver bullet" for this problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 1: The Whitelist
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The Facebook Files, an investigative series from The Wall Street Journal, dives into an extensive array of internal Facebook documents, giving an unparalleled look inside the social media giant. In our first episode, WSJ's Jeff Horwitz explains how high-profile users from celebrities to politicians are shielded from the site's rules and protected from enforcement measures. The company does this in secret, even as CEO Mark Zuckerberg says publicly that all users are treated equally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
How the Afghan Women's Soccer Team Escaped the Taliban
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As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, members of the country's women's soccer team - once symbols of a new Afghanistan - knew they needed to escape. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw tells the story of how the team's former captain, Khalida Popal, hatched a daring plan for their evacuation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
The Dashed Hopes of a Swift Economic Rebound
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Economists, CEOs and many others predicted earlier this summer that the economy would recover around Labor Day. But the Delta variant has changed all of that. WSJ's Eric Morath explains how the highly contagious strain is affecting business and job growth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
The Business of Forecasting Fashion
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The pandemic has disrupted a lot of things - including how people dress. We talk with WGSN fashion forecaster Francesca Muston about how the uncertain times have made predicting fashion trends more difficult and how other forces like climate change may shape fashion choices in the long term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Scholastic's Succession Drama
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Scholastic, which is famous for children's books like Harry Potter and Clifford the Big Red Dog, has been controlled by the same family for more than a century. Then, the CEO unexpectedly died in June and his will had a controversial decision on succession. WSJ's Shalini Ramachandran on the drama that unfolded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
The Man Who Chose to Get Covid
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Jake Hopkins, a university student in the U.K., decided earlier this year to do something most people in the world have been trying to avoid: he volunteered to get Covid-19. Jake signed up for a human challenge trial that intentionally infects participants with the virus. He shares recordings from his experience in the controversial study, and WSJ's Jenny Strasburg explains the researchers' goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
The First Country to Adopt Bitcoin
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In June, the president of El Salvador made an announcement that shocked the nation: It would become the first country to adopt bitcoin as a national currency. As "B-day" approaches, WSJ's Santiago Perez headed to El Salvador to hear how Salvadorans are feeling about the change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Sexual Assault Allegations Surface at ABC News
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A lawsuit filed last week alleges that a former top producer at Good Morning America, Michael Corn, assaulted at least two women at ABC News, and that the company did not take disciplinary action against him. Corn and ABC dispute the claims. WSJ's Joe Flint breaks down the allegations and explains how they come at a pivotal moment for ABC News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Why the Biggest SPAC Ever Is Faltering
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Famed activist investor William Ackman raised $4 billion for a blank-check company last year, enough to merge with a big, proven start-up. But he still hasn't found a company to buy, and is now suggesting he might return all of his investors' money. WSJ's Cara Lombardo tells us why Ackman is falling short. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
United States v. Elizabeth Holmes
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Six years ago, a WSJ investigation raised serious questions about the blood-testing startup Theranos. This week, the company's founder Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial for fraud. WSJ editor Michael Siconolfi remembers what it was like to help break the Theranos story, and legal reporter Sara Randazzo explains what to expect from the much-anticipated trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Taliban Takeover Throws Afghan Economy Into Chaos
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Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, foreign aid has stopped flowing, the business community is fleeing, and banks have limited how much money people can withdraw. WSJ's Yaroslav Trofimov explains why the Afghan economy is in turmoil and what the Taliban might do to restore it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
How Amtrak's CEO Plans to Spend $66 Billion
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Congress is nearing passage of the largest investment in public transit ever. About $66 billion of that money is slated to go to Amtrak, America's passenger rail company. Amtrak's CEO sat down with Ryan to talk about where he intends to spend that money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Afghan Women Brace for Taliban Rule
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Since the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, many women around the country have been living in fear, despite the Taliban's assurances they'll respect women's rights. WSJ's Margherita Stancati talks about the threats women face, and Afghan photographer Fatimah Hossaini explains her decision to flee the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Why OnlyFans Banned Sexual Content
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OnlyFans, an adult social-media platform, built a thriving business selling sexually explicit content. So why did it just ban sex? WSJ's Georgia Wells explains the financial backstory to the company's surprising move, and an OnlyFans creator weighs in on what it could mean for her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
The Growing Market of Not Cutting Down Trees
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The main way to make money from trees used to be chopping them down and selling them to sawmills. But now, people are getting paid to do the opposite. WSJ's Ryan Dezember explains the economics of the carbon offset market and why it's finally taking root. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
The Fight Over BuzzFeed's Move to Go Public
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BuzzFeed has been trying to go public for years. When it finally struck a deal to do so earlier this year, the media company left its biggest shareholder -- NBCUniversal -- facing a huge loss. WSJ's Ben Mullin explains how changes in digital media fortunes brought BuzzFeed to this moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
The Investigation Into Tesla's Crashes
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The nation's top auto safety regulator announced this week that it was investigating Tesla's assisted driving technologies after a series of crashes. WSJ's Rebecca Elliott explains what prompted the probe of Autopilot, as it's called, and what it could mean for the auto industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Why a Texas School District Is Defying the Governor
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Schools across the country are reopening just as the Delta variant is causing a surge of Covid-19 cases. But some states, including Texas, have blocked school districts from taking certain safety precautions. We spoke to Dallas superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa about how he's navigating Covid-19 and the politics around it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
Apple Exec Defends iPhone's Latest Update
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When Apple announced new iPhone software to combat child pornography, it set off a firestorm over privacy. WSJ's Joanna Stern talked to Apple software chief Craig Federighi about why it sparked controversy and what it actually does. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Taliban Seize Power in Afghanistan
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After almost 20 years of war, the U.S. withdrew its remaining troops from Afghanistan. In a matter of weeks, the Taliban have taken control of the country. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen explains how the Taliban were able to move so quickly and describes the chaos and fear gripping Afghanistan today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
What's Behind Amazon's Review Problem
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On Amazon's massive online marketplace, third-party sellers live and die by customer reviews. WSJ's Nicole Nguyen explains how and why sellers risk getting kicked off Amazon to improve their reviews, and we hear from one customer who found out just how far some companies are willing to go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
CDC Director Explains the Agency's Reversal on Masks
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come under fire this summer for reversing its masking recommendations as the Delta variant threatens COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. Now, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky speaks out in an exclusive interview with WSJ reporters Sarah Toy and Sabrina Siddiqui. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
How Lebanon's Economy Imploded
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In the span of a year and a half, Lebanon went from a middle-income economy to a country in financial free fall. WSJ's Nazih Osseiran explains the cycle of monetary policy, inflation, and government mismanagement that set off one of the worst economic collapses in 150 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned today, following the release of a report that alleged he sexually harassed several women. Cuomo will depart office in 14 days and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will take his place for the remainder of his term. WSJ's James Fanelli details the allegations against Cuomo and describes the woman who will be replacing him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
The Clash Between Facebook and Independent Researchers
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Last week, Facebook suspended the personal accounts of an NYU Ph.D. candidate and some members of her research team. They were studying how well the social media platform was identifying political ads. WSJ's Jeff Horwitz explains what the dispute means for the broader community of outside researchers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
How Kidnapping Became Big Business in Nigeria
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In 2014, the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria. It gave rise to a viral Twitter movement #BringBackOurGirls and would eventually inspire hundreds of similar kidnappings in the years that followed. The WSJ's Drew Hinshaw and Joe Parkinson explain how criminal groups are building a kidnapping for ransom industry in Nigeria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
Anthony Fauci: Delta Variant Has 'Exposed Our Vulnerability'
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At a critical moment in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, leading White House infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci sat down to talk with The Journal about the increased risks of the Delta variant, whether children should go back to school and how to bring the vaccine-hesitant on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Why Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney Over 'Black Widow'
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Disney released the latest Marvel movie, "Black Widow," in theaters and on its streaming service, Disney+. The movie's star, Scarlett Johansson, sued Disney, alleging the decision cost her millions. WSJ's Joe Flint explains how the showdown could affect the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
The Tricky Calculus Behind Vaccine Mandates
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As the Delta variant spreads, more companies are requiring their employees to get vaccinated. WSJ's Chip Cutter discusses the legal precedents behind these policies, and an HR executive explains how her company handled the issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Used Car Prices Are Defying Gravity
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Used cars are more expensive now than they've ever been, and car dealerships are having to go to great lengths to find inventory. WSJ's Nora Naughton explains the shortages that are driving up prices and what it means for dealers and consumers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Biden's New FTC Chair Squares Off With Big Tech
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Even before her appointment, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan had made a name for herself by criticizing Amazon's market dominance. Her stance has already provoked backlash from the tech industry and congressional Republicans. WSJ's Ryan Tracy explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Simone Biles and the Power of Saying No
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Earlier this week, star gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of two Olympic competitions after she experienced a dangerous case of the "twisties." WSJ's Louise Radnofsky explains how one of the Olympics's biggest stars is helping change attitudes towards mental health and physical safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Robinhood's Unconventional IPO
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Robinhood built its business around the idea of making it easier than ever for everyday people to invest. Now the company's betting it can "democratize" initial public offerings, too - including its own. WSJ's Peter Rudegeair explains the thinking behind Robinhood's unconventional IPO this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
The Fed Chair Helped Save the Economy. Will He Keep His Job?
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Jerome Powell has led the U.S. economy through its pandemic-induced crash and turbulent recovery. But with his first term ending soon, WSJ's Nick Timiraos says some in Washington are questioning whether Powell should be reappointed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
Unrest, Covid and Economic Despair in South Africa
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Covid has taken a toll on South Africa. Successive lockdowns have led to deep economic suffering across the country. And when political protests broke out recently, the economic hardship took a violent turn leading to riots and looting. WSJ's Gabriele Steinhauser explains how South Africa could be a warning to other countries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Simone Biles Is USA Gymnastics' Biggest Star - And Critic
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Superstar gymnast Simone Biles could become the first woman since 1968 to repeat as the gold medalist in the individual all-around competition. But WSJ's Louise Radnofsky says that, for Biles, continuing to compete at the sport's highest level is also about keeping a spotlight on the crimes committed by former team doctor Larry Nassar. As the last self-identified survivor on the team, Biles is still pushing for more answers from USA Gymnastics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
An Ad Executive's New Challenge: Selling the Vaccine
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Last year, PJ Pereira got a big assignment: to help market new Covid-19 vaccines to the public. Pereira explains what he learned trying to convince vaccine-hesitant Americans to get the shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Wall Street CEOs Say Working From Home Isn't Working
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Major banks performed well while employees worked remotely. But executives at some banks are bringing their workers back to the office full time. WSJ's David Benoit explains what it could mean for the industry and the rest of corporate America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Who's in Charge of Fixing Miami's Aging Condos?
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Many of Miami's condo buildings are vulnerable to the same kind of structural issues as Champlain Towers South, which collapsed last month. WSJ's Laura Kusisto explains why it's often untrained volunteer condo boards that are in charge of repairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Bezos' Blue Origin Takes Off
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Blue Origin is set to launch founder Jeff Bezos into space tomorrow, about a week after Virgin Galactic sent its own founder to the stars. WSJ's Micah Maidenberg explains how Blue Origin stacks up in the commercial space race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
The Man Behind Biden's Push for More Competition
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Legal scholar Tim Wu has spent years pushing for greater regulation of big American companies. To get his ideas into the mainstream, Wu has done everything from run for office to ride on a roller coaster with Stephen Colbert. WSJ's Ryan Tracy details how Wu's ideas made their way into President Biden's executive order to increase business competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Is Graduate School Worth the Price?
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New federal data show that many graduate students don't make nearly enough money to pay back their student loans. WSJ's Melissa Korn explains why some graduates of elite schools, like Columbia University, seem to have the worst outcomes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Cuba's Protests Have an Anthem
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For the first time in 60 years, mass demonstrations are sweeping Cuba. Protesters are chanting one slogan: 'patria y vida,' or, 'homeland and life.' The phrase - a counterpoint to the revolutionary slogan 'homeland or death' - comes from a song written by Cuban dissidents. WSJ's Santiago Perez dives into the origins of the artist dissident movement and the song that defines this moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Didi's IPO Gets Caught In China's Tech Crackdown
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After Didi launched a successful IPO in New York last month, Beijing took punitive action against the ride hailing giant. It also established new rules for Chinese companies that want to list overseas. WSJ's Patrick Barta explains what that means for future economic cooperation between the U.S. and China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
When an Online Conspiracy Theory Turns Deadly
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Christopher Hallett built a business providing online legal advice in custody cases. His main offering was built on a conspiracy theory. But this conspiracy theory ended in murder. WSJ's Georgia Wells and Justin Scheck tell the tale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
The Quest to Find a Lost Purple Heart
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A Marine died in Fallujah at the height of the Iraq War. Years later, his family found out his Purple Heart was listed on an auction site. WSJ's Ben Kesling, who once served in the same company as the Marine, tells the story of how he helped track it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Hollywood's Fast and Furious Reopening
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F9, the latest Fast and Furious movie, is a major test of the movie industry's ability to rebound after the pandemic. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how the franchise grew so large, and why it became so important to Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
The Mixed Signals from the Collapsed Condo's Past
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Last week's building collapse near Miami was an event without modern precedent. Its cause remains a mystery. But building records, eyewitness accounts, and expert assessments are offering possible clues. WSJ's Jon Kamp details the potential warning signs from the history of Champlain Towers South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Environmental Investing Frenzy Stretches Meaning of 'Green'
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Investors are pouring money into "green" companies, but what actually makes a company green? WSJ's Justin Scheck tells the story of The Metals Company, a deep sea mining startup that's set to go public at $2.9 billion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Oath Keepers and the Business of Extremism
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The Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia group, had a large presence at the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Now, a WSJ investigation has revealed the group's funding sources and financial struggles. WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
The Company That Said: We Failed
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At an antitrust trial, executives from tobacco giant Altria have been speaking in unusually frank terms about the company's closed e-cigarette business. They've testified that the company failed to innovate. WSJ's Jennifer Maloney explains why Altria is making this unusual defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Britney Spears Wants Her Life (And Money) Back
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For the past 13 years, pop star Britney Spears has lived under a legal arrangement that's given her father control over her finances and her life. Yesterday, Spears spoke out publicly against the conservatorship for the first time. WSJ's Neil Shah details Spears's fight to break free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Travel Is Back. So Why Is American Airlines Canceling Flights?
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As the country resumes flying in droves, the air travel industry is struggling to keep up. American Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights in recent days due to labor shortages. WSJ's Alison Sider explains why carriers are cancelling flights and calling back retired staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
iPhones, iPads, and iClinics? Apple's Foray Into Healthcare
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Apple has been trying for years to reinvent the healthcare system. In 2016, the company started operating its own health clinics for employees as a testing ground. But, WSJ's Rolfe Winkler explains, Apple's had a hard time accomplishing its ambitions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Why Is Everyone Quitting?
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Americans are quitting their jobs at record rates. But why? WSJ's Lauren Weber dives into the reasons that Americans have decided to walk away from their careers during a pandemic and breaks down what it means for the economy. Plus, two quitters open up about their decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
To The Moon, Part 5: The Comedown
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Stocks, it turns out, don't only go up. On the final episode of To The Moon, we follow the GameStop rocket ship as it returns to Earth, and we learn how the traders who poured their money into the stock fared-and why they don't want to quit trading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2021
Congress's Case to Break Up Amazon
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Last week, Congress introduced legislation that, if passed, could force Amazon to break up. The bills come after a 15-month investigation into whether big tech has monopoly power in the economy. WSJ's Dana Mattioli speaks to Representatives David Cicilline (D., RI) and Ken Buck (R., Col.) about the investigation and why they believe these laws should be passed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
The Firm Tanking Some of Wall Street's Hottest Stocks
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Hindenburg Research is a small investment firm that is having a big impact. Its critical reports about some of the hottest startups have pushed stock prices lower, allowing the firm to profit. WSJ's Amrith Ramkumar talks about the firm, its strategy and what happened to Lordstown Motors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
The Ruthless Group Behind Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals
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A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that one hacking group - called Ryuk - is behind hundreds of attacks on U.S. health care facilities. WSJ's Kevin Poulsen details the rise of Ryuk, and one hospital administrator shares what it's like to be a victim of one of their attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
The Fundamental Flaw (and Alleged Deception) of MoviePass
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In 2019, MoviePass declared bankruptcy. The company had offered unlimited movie tickets to customers for a low monthly fee but never found a successful business model. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that MoviePass executives deceived customers to try to save the business. WSJ's Ben Fritz unspools one of the most audacious stories in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
To The Moon, Part 4: Diamond Hands
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Individual investors banded together online to send GameStop soaring in January. Many of those investors were inspired by one man, Keith Gill, aka DeepF-ingValue, aka Roaring Kitty. On episode four of To The Moon, we hear how WSJ reporter Julia Verlaine tracked down Gill, and we trace how his arguments inspired legions of GameStop investors to buy... and hold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2021
A New Alzheimer's Drug Brings Hope and Controversy
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The FDA this week approved the first new Alzheimer's treatment in nearly 20 years. But it almost didn't make it to market. WSJ's Joseph Walker untangles the complex story behind the drug Aduhelm and why its approval is raising questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
The New Corporate Diversity Strategy: Tie it to Executive Pay
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Companies are using a new approach to push their executives to prioritize diversity: Tying it to their pay. WSJ's Emily Glazer explains how this tactic came about, and former executive Steven Davis talks about the role boards can play in improving diversity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Can Food Delivery Make Money?
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Despite a surge in business during the pandemic, food delivery companies like Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub still aren't profitable. WSJ's Preetika Rana explains how these companies are pivoting away from delivering food to make money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Why Crypto Is Key to Stopping Ransomware
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Ransomware attacks have been hitting U.S. companies hard. But yesterday, law enforcement officials made a big announcement: they recovered more than $2 million from the group behind last month's Colonial Pipeline hack. WSJ's David Uberti details how the U.S. government is fighting back against hackers and explains why going after cryptocurrency is a key part of the strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
The Unintended Consequences of China's One-Child Policy
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In 1980, China implemented its one-child policy to curb a swiftly growing population. After raising the cap to two in 2015, last week it was increased to three. WSJ's Jonathan Cheng on the purpose of the original policy and why the government is trying to reverse it now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
To The Moon, Part 3: A People's History of Investing
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Decades ago, trading was the domain of the wealthy elite, but two innovators would change that. The first made investing accessible to the masses. The second made it fun. On episode three of To The Moon, we meet the disruptors who made the markets ready for the GameStop moment. You can find episodes 1 and 2 of this series in The Journal feed, published last Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2021
Why Suing Amazon Just Got Easier
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Companies have been including arbitration agreements in their terms of service for years, preventing customers from filing lawsuits. Recently, Amazon removed the arbitration clause from its terms of service and told customers they can sue the company instead. WSJ's Sara Randazzo explains what led the company to make the change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Will Americans Buy an Electric Truck?
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For years, the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. has been Ford's F-150 pickup truck. Now, Ford's making an electric version. WSJ's Mike Colias and Dan Neil explain why Ford's making the move and why it's a big test for the future of electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Why a Grand Plan to Vaccinate the World Unraveled
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Early last year, a few vaccine experts created a group that would help make sure all countries had access to covid vaccines. Called Covax, this initiative hit problem after problem. WSJ's Gabriele Steinhauser explains how this ambitious plan came undone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Amazon Bags the MGM Lion
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Amazon announced last week it is buying the Hollywood movie studio MGM for $8.4 billion, including debt. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how Amazon hopes the studio will help it compete in the intensifying streaming wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
To The Moon, Part 2: 'The Birth of the Yolo'
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A man in a wolf mask. A wild gamble. A fortune passed on from a deceased uncle. Years before the world learned about WallStreetBets, WallStreetBets learned about the YOLO. On episode two of To The Moon, we meet the guy who started it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2021
To The Moon, Part 1: 'How Much Do Islands Cost?'
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When GameStop's stock surged this winter, Wall Street was shocked to learn that a bunch of amateur investors had all piled in. Who were these people and where had they come from? On episode one of To The Moon, we meet the force that shook Wall Street and hear what it's like to suddenly see $800,000 in your account. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2021
Conspiracy Theory or Science? The Lab Leak Theory is Back
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The origins of Covid-19 are still unknown, but the possibility that it could have escaped from a Chinese lab is back in the news. WSJ's Betsy McKay explains why this idea is getting renewed attention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
How Internet Buzz Drove a SPAC Even Higher
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Early this year, a storm of intrigue brewed online around the electric vehicle company Lucid Motors and its potential merger with a SPAC. WSJ's Eliot Brown explains how the buzz helped drive the valuation sky high and ultimately left some investors burned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Biden's Plan for Police Reform: The Consent Decree
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A year after the murder of George Floyd, the Justice Department is stepping up its oversight of local police departments. Last month, the DOJ opened investigations into police conduct in Minneapolis and Louisville. WSJ's Sadie Gurman talks to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta about why the federal government is doing this, and the head of Newark, N.J. police talks about what it's like when the federal government steps in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
An Activist Investor and the Showdown Over Exxon's Future
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An activist investor is trying to take over four seats on Exxon's board of directors, arguing the company should cut its emissions by 2050. But Exxon is pushing back. WSJ's Christopher M. Matthews previews the shareholder meeting showdown, where the fight will be decided. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Inflation Is Happening. Should You Be Worried?
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Inflation is the highest it's been in over a decade. WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath explains why the Federal Reserve says everything is under control while some other economists fret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Introducing: To The Moon
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In January, a group of Redditors started pouring their savings into the stock of GameStop, a struggling video game retailer. Overnight, everything Wall Street thought it understood about how small-time traders invest changed. While the moment may have surprised Wall Street, it was years in the making. This is a trailer for our series, To The Moon. Out May 30th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Four Years Trapped on a Cargo Ship
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Sailor Mohammad Aisha was stuck on a cargo ship near the mouth of the Suez Canal for four years - alone for much of that time. WSJ's Joe Parkinson tells the story of how this could happen and how he survived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Hertz Rewards Its True Believers
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A strange thing happened last year after the rental car company Hertz filed for bankruptcy: its stock took off. Old hands on Wall Street thought that the people buying the stock - individual investors with no ties to institutions - were making a bad bet. But now, WSJ's Alexander Gladstone says, the little guys are getting the last laugh and seeing a big windfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
What's Wrong With the Car Market?
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Car sales have been skyrocketing, but dealers have a big worry: they're running low on cars to sell. The problem isn't expected to be resolved anytime soon. WSJ's Mike Colias explains how a tiny computer chip at the end of the auto industry's long and complex supply chain is causing big problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
AT&T Abandons Its Hollywood Dreams
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When AT&T bought Time Warner and DirecTV, it set out to build a media empire that could take on companies like Netflix and Disney. But after three years and a $100 billion price tag, AT&T is giving up on that dream. WSJ's Marcelo Prince says without media assets, AT&T is back to being the utility it once was. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
No Credit Score, No Problem?
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Banks could begin issuing credit cards to people without credit scores thanks to an effort by a banking regulator to make lending more racially equitable. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis tells the story of how Black Lives Matter protests sparked the effort and explains how the lending would work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Instagram for Kids Isn't Getting Many Likes
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Facebook has proposed making a version of Instagram for children under 13, and the idea has prompted an outcry from lawmakers and regulators on both sides of the aisle. WSJ's Brad Reagan on Facebook's plan and New Jersey's Attorney General on why he is against it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Ransomware, a Pipeline and a Gas Shortage
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Colonial Pipeline supplies fuel to more than a dozen states. Last Friday, a ransomware attack forced its shutdown, causing a massive shortage of gasoline. WSJ's Robert McMillan says the group behind the attack, Darkside, and others like it represent a broader threat to corporate America and the country's infrastructure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
The NFT Craze Explained
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NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have made a multi-billion dollar market out of digital items like pixelated cats, basketball highlight videos and even tweets. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff explains the history of the technology and why NFTs could move beyond digital collectibles into the physical world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
WeWork's CEO on the Future of Work
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WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani took charge of the office space company just as the pandemic hit. He's now on the brink of bringing WeWork public. We speak to Mathrani about his time at WeWork, his relationship with cofounder Adam Neumann, and the future of office work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
The Covid Vaccine Patent Problem
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The U.S. government reversed course last week and said it would support waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, over the objections of the pharmaceutical industry. WSJ's Yuka Hayashi explains how we got to this point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
When Elon Musk Moves In Next Door
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Elon Musk's SpaceX has been building out its operations in Boca Chica, Texas and pressuring residents to sell their homes. WSJ's Nancy Keates explains why some residents are pushing back, and a homeowner explains the challenges of living next to a launchpad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
Chevron and the Amazon: A 28-year Legal Battle
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Oil giant Chevron has been locked in a decades-long legal battle with people living in the Ecuadorian Amazon, who claim they were harmed by oil drilling. After a $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador in 2011, the company has fought back hard. WSJ's Sara Randazzo tells the story, and the plaintiff's lawyer, Steven Donziger, speaks about the case while under house arrest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
'It's on Fire': Why the Housing Market Is Booming
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Housing prices around the country have been skyrocketing. WSJ's Nicole Friedman explains what makes the hot market so unusual. And a real estate agent and a prospective buyer from Boise, Idaho, share how the boom is changing their city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
India's Social Media Crackdown
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As Covid-19 cases were spiking in India, the government said it had removed dozens of social media posts relating to the outbreak. WSJ's Newley Purnell traces the ongoing conflict between the government and global tech giants over freedom of speech in the world's largest democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Three Women of Color on Their Pandemic Finances
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Black and Latina women have been disproportionally affected by job losses during the pandemic. They're also one of the most financially fragile groups in this country. We talk with three women of color about what getting laid off in the pandemic has meant for them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
The 'Jeopardy!' Showrunner on the Search for a New Host
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After longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek died last November, the show has been running a public search for a replacement, with guest hosts like Aaron Rodgers and LeVar Burton. We talk with the show's executive producer, Mike Richards, about how the search is going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
The Strange Economics of the Lumber Market
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There's a disconnect in the lumber market. The price of lumber is the highest it's ever been, but the price of the timber - the raw material - is at record lows. WSJ's Ryan Dezember on the paradox of the lumber market and tree farmer Joe Hopkins on how he's getting through this strange moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Inside the World's Worst Covid Outbreak Yet
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WSJ's Shan Li covered the pandemic's start in Wuhan, China. Now, she is in the midst of the world's worst outbreak yet, in India. Shan told us about what it's like on the ground as numbers rise dramatically and resources are in short supply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Energy Secretary Granholm on the Future of Oil
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The Biden administration has made big promises to fight climate change. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm discusses the push for clean energy and what it means for the U.S. oil and gas industry. Plus, WSJ's Russell Gold explores what's next for oil companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
From Political Donor to Alleged CIA Asset
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Imaad Zuberi's jet-setting lifestyle afforded him high-profile connections all around the world and made him a heavyweight donor in DC. But at the same time, according to documents, Zuberi was also collecting information for the CIA. WSJ's Byron Tau tells the story of Zuberi's rise and fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
How Soccer Fans Killed the Super League
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Twelve of the biggest teams in European soccer announced Sunday they were forming a "Super League." 48 hours later, the plan was dead. WSJ's Joshua Robinson explains how a backlash from fans killed an audacious plan to remake the business of soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
How a Cryptocurrency Company Went Mainstream
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Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, went public last week. WSJ's Paul Vigna explains how its co-founder Brian Armstrong wants to make crypto as easy as email. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
The Floyd Family Reacts: 'We All Took a Breath'
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A day after a jury convicted Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, two members of the Floyd family sat down with WSJ's Erin Ailworth to share their reactions to the trial and verdict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Rural Healthcare Is Being Squeezed. One Community Is Fighting Back.
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More than 130 rural hospitals across the U.S. have closed since 2010, while even more have cut back on services. WSJ's Brian Spegele shares the story of one Wyoming community where residents are fighting a decline in services at their local hospital by doing something drastic: creating a hospital of their own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
mRNA Vaccines Are Taking On Covid. What Else Can They Do?
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Dr. Özlem Türeci is the chief medical officer of BioNTech, which created the first Covid-19 vaccine to be authorized in the U.S. We speak with Dr. Türeci about the technology behind the vaccine and the promise it holds for treating other diseases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
The Legacy of Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff
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Bernie Madoff died this week in prison while serving a 150-year sentence for masterminding one of the biggest financial frauds. We speak with one of his victims, and WSJ's Jamie Heller explains how Madoff stole billions of dollars from his clients in his notorious Ponzi scheme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
The Rise of Ghost Guns
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Ghost guns are homemade, untraceable guns. The Biden administration is proposing new gun control measures to regulate their sales. WSJ's Zusha Elinson explains how these guns have been on the rise and under the radar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
A Pause on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
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Six cases of a rare blood clotting disorder have led U.S. health officials to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine. Though it's not known if the vaccine is behind the blood clotting, WSJ's Jonathan D. Rockoff says the pause could impact efforts to vaccinate the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
From George Floyd to Daunte Wright, Minneapolis on the Brink
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As the country watches the trial of the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis is reeling from the killing of another unarmed Black man by police in a nearby suburb. WSJ's Erin Ailworth describes the tension on the ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
The Woman Behind The Market's Fastest Growing Fund
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With the launch of her latest investment fund, Cathie Wood is betting big on outer space. But it's not the first time she's backed a nascent industry. WSJ's Michael Wursthorn says she's become a star investor by backing innovative companies, delighting investors and attracting critics along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Why China Is Jumping Into Digital Currency
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China has been testing a digital yuan for the past year. WSJ's James T. Areddy says digital currency is the future of money and that China's head start could threaten the U.S. dollar's dominance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
The U.S. and Iran Try for a New Nuclear Deal
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President Biden made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a key piece of his foreign policy. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen reports from Vienna, where indirect talks began this week, about the tricky path to reviving the deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Biden Tries to Bring Back 'Big Government'
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In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan ushered in an era of limited government that lasted for decades. President Biden's new plans and proposals set out to change that. WSJ's Jacob M. Schlesinger traces the history of how big government became taboo in Washington and explains why Biden wants to take a new approach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
What's Driving Migrants to the Southern Border Now
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The number of migrants at the southern U.S. border reached a 15-year high last month, after rising for several months, leading to a humanitarian crisis for the Biden administration. WSJ's Juan Montes spoke to migrants about why they are coming now, and Alicia Caldwell explains the Biden administration's response. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
The Business Backlash to Georgia's Voting Law
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After a group of Black executives condemned a new voting law in Georgia, some of the state's biggest businesses, like Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, voiced their own concerns. WSJ's Cameron McWhirter walks through the controversial law that's fraying the relationship between state Republicans and the business community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Why China's Internet Froze Out H&M
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H&M faced a firestorm on Chinese social media last week and then started disappearing from map searches and e-commerce sites. WSJ's Eva Xiao explores what led to the attack on the Swedish retailer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
A Tug of War Between a Billionaire and a Hedge Fund Over Local News
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Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for its cost-cutting approach to local newspapers, had made a bid to buy Tribune Publishing, a conglomerate of local papers including the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. Then, a billionaire put in an offer of his own. WSJ's Lukas Alpert details the face-off between the hedge fund and the billionaire, which could forever change the newspapers caught in the middle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
The Secret Investor Who Triggered a Massive Market Selloff
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Since Bill Hwang got in trouble with regulators for insider trading about a decade ago, the Wall Street veteran has built his investments back up. And last week, he was behind a more than $30 billion selloff that hit some blue-chip companies. WSJ's Juliet Chung charts Hwang's rise and untangles how he sent stocks into a tailspin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
The Suez Canal and a Hard Year at Sea
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Even before the debacle at the Suez Canal, it had been a challenging year for the shipping industry. WSJ's Costas Paris explains why the timing of this incident was especially bad for the global supply chain. And one captain talks about his trying year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Will Amazon Unionize in Alabama?
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Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. are wrapping up voting today on a big decision: whether to unionize. We hear from a worker who's in favor of unionizing and one who's opposed. And, WSJ's Sebastian Herrera describes what's at stake for Amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
A Tipping Point for Paying College Athletes?
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association faces mounting pressure to let its athletes get paid. WSJ's Rachel Bachman traces the changes in public opinion on the issue and outlines what's at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case. Plus, a University of Iowa star Jordan Bohannon shares why he started the hashtag #notNCAAproperty ... and why his team purloined a rug. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
AstraZeneca's Rocky Road to Releasing a Vaccine
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Countries around the world had high hopes for AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, but it's run into problems. WSJ's Jenny Strasburg explains how manufacturing issues, a scare about side effects and questions about AstraZeneca's trial data have undermined faith in the shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
An Asian-American Business Owner on a Challenging Year
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As he prepared to reopen his chain of Chinese restaurants in New York City last year, Jason Wang worried about two different dangers facing his employees: coronavirus and racist attacks. Plus, WSJ's Akane Otani spends an evening with a volunteer safety patrol in a majority Asian-American neighborhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Pete Buttigieg on Getting an Infrastructure Deal
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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is convinced there's bipartisan support for big infrastructure spending. But WSJ's Ted Mann explains why reaching a deal may be an uphill battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
How China's Superstar Entrepreneur Ran Afoul of the Government
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma was a rock star of China's business world. Now, he's an outcast. WSJ's Lingling Wei and Keith Zhai reveal how Ma fell out of favor with Beijing and what that means for other entrepreneurs in China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
A Surprise Turkey and 200 Lemons: Everyday Stories From the Pandemic
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At the WSJ, a recurring feature known as the A-hed captures the bizarre twists and turns of everyday life. It took on a whole new meaning over the past year. Today, we share five A-hed stories - from trying to plant a garden to learning to ride a bike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Greensill Wanted to 'Democratize Capital.' Now It's Bankrupt.
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Lex Greensill went from farm boy to financier with a simple mission: to bring big bank financing to small business supply chains. But WSJ's Duncan Mavin explains how his ambition for growth and risky lending caused his namesake company to implode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci: 'The Game Is Not Over'
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An interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about how efforts to vaccinate the country are going, what it will take for work and school to return to normal and whether the pandemic is ending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
How an Art World Outsider Landed a $69 Million Sale
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Fresh off his $69 million sale, the digital artist known as Beeple says he's not trying to "blow up" the contemporary art world. And WSJ's Kelly Crow explains how a new technology led to a historic sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Who is Getting Left Behind in the Vaccination Push
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As Covid-19 vaccinations race along, elderly Black and Latino people are getting left behind. WSJ's Daniela Hernandez explains why. We also talk to a doctor trying to get his elderly father a vaccine and a community organizer in Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
One Year Later, Elmhurst Doctors Look Back
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Elmhurst Hospital in Queens was at the epicenter of New York City's Covid-19 outbreak. WSJ's Katie Honan speaks to three doctors who were inside the hospital as that crisis was unfolding about what it was like and how they're coping now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
How One Company Rode the Electric Vehicle Boom to Success
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In the last 10 years, China has cornered the market on a key ingredient needed for electric car batteries: lithium. Now, one company is trying to change that by mining the metal in America. WSJ's Scott Patterson tells the story of Piedmont Lithium and one of its founders, geologist Lamont Leatherman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Why Fewer Ads Might Follow You Around the Web
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Google says that by next year it will completely do away with third-party cookies, and it won't support any technology that tries to replace them. WSJ's Sam Schechner talks about what the move means for Google, and he bids goodbye to the rhino t-shirt that follows him everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
One of Cuomo's Accusers in Her Own Words
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Ana Liss describes what she says was inappropriate behavior from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when she worked in his office from 2013 to 2015. WSJ's Jimmy Vielkind talks about the scandals swirling around the three-term governor that have led to calls for his resignation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Is $1.9 Trillion Too Much?
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After already spending more than $3 trillion on economic relief packages this past year, Congress is set to pass another $1.9 trillion bill. We speak with top White House economist Jared Bernstein about the benefits - and risks - of so much spending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
The New Reality for Oil in Washington
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The oil industry's top lobbying group is poised to embrace a climate policy it had fought for years. WSJ's Timothy Puko explains what's behind that reversal, and what it says about the new political reality facing fossil fuels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Where Jobs Are Booming
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Even with high unemployment, certain industries are having a hard time finding enough workers. WSJ's Sarah Chaney Cambon explains why some companies are increasing wages and benefits as a result. We also talk to Aaron Jagdfeld, the CEO of a generator company, about the lengths he's taken to recruit workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
WeWork Looks to Go Public, Again
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WeWork's biggest shareholder, Softbank, has been dogged by its obligations to the coworking company's co-founder, Adam Neumann. WSJ's Maureen Farrell tells the story of how, after a year, the company severed ties with Neumann and why going public may now be on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
How an Army of Retail Investors Helped Save AMC Movie Theaters
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AMC, the world's largest movie theater chain, was facing possible bankruptcy after the pandemic dried up moviegoing. But early this year, retail investors rallied to #SaveAMC. WSJ's Alexander Gladstone spoke with AMC CEO Adam Aron about how he set the company up to benefit from an unexpected stroke of luck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Novavax's Long Road to a Covid-19 Vaccine
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Novavax is a vaccine company that for decades never brought a vaccine to market. Before the pandemic, they were on the verge of bankruptcy. WSJ's Gregory Zuckerman and Novavax's Dr. Gregory Glenn explain how the company's fortunes are now changing thanks to its Covid-19 vaccine, which is delivering promising results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Hollywood Director Lee Daniels on a Changing Film Industry
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Major film studios are starting to embrace a strategy never before seen in Hollywood: releasing films directly to streaming. Director Lee Daniels joins us to discuss what that change has meant for his new film, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," and what it could mean for the future of filmmaking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
An Interview With a Member of the Facebook Oversight Board
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Facebook's new oversight board is preparing to rule on whether Donald Trump should be banned from Facebook permanently. We talk with one of the board's co-chairs, former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, about how the board is weighing the decision and what it means for free speech on the platform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Dogecoin Was a Joke. Now It's Worth $7 Billion.
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Billy Markus created the cryptocurrency Dogecoin on a lark, based on a viral dog meme. Eight years later, his creation is worth billions of dollars. Markus and WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff explain how crypto's jokiest coin went to the moon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
A Voting Machine Company Fights Disinformation With Lawsuits
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Dominion Voting Systems, the voting-machine maker, was swept up in a storm of allegations about its role in the 2020 election. We speak with Dominion's CEO, and WSJ's Alexa Corse describes how the company is fighting back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Why the Texas Power Grid Failed
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Texas's deregulated power sector was considered a model for delivering cheap electricity, but the power outages last week revealed shortcomings. WSJ's Russell Gold unpacks what went wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Ban on Foreign Workers Left Jobs Open. Americans Didn't Take Them.
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Last year, President Trump banned most new visas for foreign workers, arguing unemployed Americans would take those jobs instead. But as WSJ's Alicia Caldwell explains, even with high unemployment, many of those positions were left unfilled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Free Trading Isn't Free: How Robinhood Makes Money
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Robinhood is able to offer free trading on its app thanks to a practice known as payment for order flow. WSJ's Alexander Osipovich explains how it works and why Congress has questions about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
This Judge Put Criminals Away. Now He's Trying to Set Them Free.
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As a federal judge, John Gleeson would have to impose decadeslong sentences for certain crimes. Now, he's on a mission to undo some of those same sentences. We talk to the WSJ's Corinne Ramey, Gleeson and one man who's been freed by Gleeson's strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Why Google Might Leave Australia
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Australia is poised to pass a law that would compel tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay news organizations for links. In response, Google threatened to turn off search, and Facebook said it wouldn't let users share articles. WSJ's Mike Cherney explains what's at stake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Facebook's Showdown With Apple
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Apple is launching a new privacy feature that Facebook says could severely hurt its business by making it harder to target consumers with ads. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman explains why the dispute has been years in the making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
An Oral History of WallStreetBets
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Five WallStreetBets members tell the story of how they ended up on the Reddit forum and how they felt when it upended the stock market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
The Shell Companies Taking Over Wall Street
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Companies with no business plan, no profit, and no revenue are flooding Wall Street. They're called SPACs, and investors are pouring money into them. WSJ's Maureen Farrell explains the forces behind the market's SPAC boom and what it could mean for investors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
GM's All-Electric Bet
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General Motors has committed to making all its vehicles electric by 2035. WSJ's Mike Colias explains GM's history making electric vehicles and why it's now going all-in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Trump's Second Impeachment Trial Begins
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Donald Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. Now, the Senate will vote on whether or not to convict him. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes outlines what's different about this impeachment and what problems it could raise on both sides of the aisle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Why It's Hard to Buy a House in Detroit, Especially if You're Black
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When Vincent Orr decided to buy a house, he didn't get a mortgage. He paid cash, and he's not alone. WSJ's Ben Eisen explains why Black Detroiters still have a tough time getting mortgages decades after racist redlining policies officially ended. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Two Power Brokers in Biden's Washington
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One of President Biden's closest advisors, Steve Ricchetti, has ties to lobbying that go back decades. WSJ's Julie Bykowicz tells the story of how Steve Ricchetti and his brother Jeff climbed the ranks of lobbying and government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Amazon After Bezos
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced yesterday that he plans to step down as CEO. WSJ's Bradley Olson explains how Bezos's relentless drive grew Amazon into a goliath and what the next CEO will mean for America's biggest online retailer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Do Stimulus Checks Work?
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Congress is debating a third round of stimulus checks to Americans. WSJ's Richard Rubin talks through the upsides and downsides to stimulus checks, why they're neither "stimulus" nor a "check," and we hear how our listeners spent their money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Why Robinhood Put the Brakes on GameStop
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In the middle of the GameStop frenzy last week, Robinhood users woke up to find they couldn't buy many of the market's hottest stocks. The app had placed unprecedented restrictions on trading. WSJ's Peter Rudegeair explains why Robinhood did it and the backlash it's facing as a result. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Companies Try to Speed Up the Vaccine Rollout
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As the vaccine rollout around the country hits obstacles, corporate America says there's a better way. WSJ's Sarah Krouse explains how companies are stepping in to address distribution woes, and one CEO details his company's effort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2021
Why Biden Killed the Keystone XL Pipeline
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President Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline on his first day in office. But as a candidate early in the presidential race, the pipeline wasn't a priority. WSJ's Tim Puko explains how the pipeline became a symbol and day-one agenda item for the Biden White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
GameStop and the Rise of the Reddit Investor
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A group of investors on Reddit are driving up the stock price of GameStop, going against Wall Street consensus that the video game retailer's days are numbered. WSJ's Gunjan Banerji explains how they're working together to make the stock soar - and make a lot of money for themselves in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
What to Expect from the Jobs Market in 2021
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The U.S. job market made a remarkable comeback in 2020, after the pandemic wiped out more than 20 million jobs. But it wasn't nearly enough for a full recovery. WSJ's Eric Morath explains why many economists think that 2021 could be a record-setting year for job growth - and how that optimistic outlook could fall apart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Two Investors, One Company and a Billion-Dollar Short
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Two billionaire investors battled for years over the fate of Herbalife, a nutritional shake company. This month saw the final chapter of the strange saga that WSJ's David Benoit likens to "Mean Girls meets Wall Street." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
What It Takes to Open a Business in a Pandemic
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Reporter Peter Grant has been walking one stretch of Brooklyn since the beginning of the pandemic, talking to struggling business owners. Recently, he's found a new phenomenon: people who've decided now is the right time to open a new business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
The Risks the U.K. Strain Poses for the U.S.
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A new strain of coronavirus that arose in the U.K. could become dominant in the U.S. by March. WSJ's Daniela Hernandez explains the science behind the emerging threat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
On the Ground at Biden's Inauguration
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Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes was at the ceremony, and Ted Mann was on the streets outside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
How Trump Tied His Businesses to His Presidency
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As the end of Donald Trump's presidency approached, the Trump Organization believed there was money to be made after Trump left the White House. WSJ's Brian Spegele and Rebecca Ballhaus explain how the assault on the U.S. Capitol could upend those plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Three Afghans Prepare for the U.S. to Leave
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The U.S. military completed one of the most significant drawdowns of the Afghan war today. There are now just 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, the lowest number since 2001. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen went to Kabul to hear from Afghans what the withdrawal means for them, and their country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Sheldon Adelson and the Rise of the Megadonor
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Casino magnate and billionaire Sheldon Adelson died this week at the age of 87. WSJ's Julie Bykowicz explains the mark Adelson left on politics as a Republican megadonor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
How Big Tech Kicked Parler Offline
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Google, Apple and Amazon took steps over the weekend to effectively shut down the social media site Parler, which had been used to organize the attack on the Capitol. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains why they did it and what it means for the future of speech and tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Why This Impeachment Could Be Different
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House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump this week, accusing him of "incitement of insurrection." WSJ's Siobhan Hughes, who covered Mr. Trump's first impeachment, explains how this impeachment could play out differently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Why Google Workers Formed a Union
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Silicon Valley has long been resistant to organized labor, but last week a group of Google employees announced the formation of a union. WSJ's Bowdeya Tweh on the activism that led to this moment and union member Andrew Gainer-Dewar on why he joined. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
How Wednesday's Attack Came Together: Out in the Open
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In the weeks before Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol, people were openly planning violence online. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman describes the patchwork of policies that have allowed extremists to organize on the internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
How One State Got Its Vaccine Rollout Right
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West Virginia has administered first doses of Covid-19 vaccines at one of the highest rates in the country. Covid Czar Dr. Clay Marsh tells us how the state did it by forgoing the federal government's plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Pro-Trump Mob Storms the Capitol
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Mass chaos engulfed the U.S. Capitol today as a pro-Trump mob stormed the building in objection to the results of the election. WSJ's Gordon Lubold described what he saw on the ground at the Capitol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
What's Behind the Slow Vaccine Rollout
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The federal government set a goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. But the rollout fell far short. WSJ's Jared Hopkins explains why vaccine distribution is going much more slowly than expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
The Republican Party Civil War in Georgia
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Ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Senate runoffs in Georgia, WSJ's Cameron McWhirter talked to Republican voters to understand how Trump's barrage of attacks on their governor and secretary of state is affecting their vote and their loyalty to the party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci Looks Back at 2020
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It's been nearly a year since the first coronavirus case was recorded in the U.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci looks back on the year we had and ahead at what's to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Inside the Largest Government Hack in Years
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WSJ's Robert McMillan tells the story of how updates from a little-known software company, SolarWinds, allegedly let Russian hackers into U.S. government networks and explains what that means for the future of cyber espionage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
The $900 Billion Relief Package
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Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $900 billion stimulus package. We speak with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the package and what it could mean for states and the economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
A Church Tries to Bridge Its Political Divides
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This year, members of a small Michigan church tried to do something America has struggled to: find common ground. WSJ's Janet Adamy watched-and recorded-as the group tried to navigate its political divisions in just 11 conversations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
What Corporate America Can Learn From Coke's Reckoning With Race
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Two decades ago, black employees sued Coca-Cola for racial discrimination. The company pledged to turn things around -- and it did. WSJ's Jennifer Maloney and Lauren Weber explain how Coke successfully transformed itself into a more equitable company...and how it failed to stay that way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Chef José Andrés: How to Feed People in an Emergency
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After the pandemic forced restaurants across the U.S. to close, award-winning chef José Andrés had an idea: He could mobilize those shuttered kitchens to help feed the hungry. Chef Andrés joins us to talk about an unprecedented year for his industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
How One Hospital Is Rolling Out the Vaccine
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Americans are now getting vaccinated, starting with health-care workers and people with conditions that make them vulnerable. We talk with Dr. Shereef Elnahal, president and CEO of University Hospital, the only public hospital in New Jersey, about how that process is playing out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Sweden's Pandemic Experiment
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Sweden attempted for months to combat Covid-19 through voluntary measures rather than lockdowns and other restrictions. WSJ's Bojan Pancevski looks at how the country fared. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Mariah Carey on the Rise of Her Christmas Anthem
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Mariah Carey released "All I Want for Christmas Is You" 26 years ago to moderate success. Today, the song is a megahit and Christmas playlist staple. What happened? WSJ's John Jurgensen called up the "Queen of Christmas" to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
The Government's Case for Breaking Up Facebook
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The Federal Trade Commission and 48 attorneys general sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing the company of being anticompetitive and seeking to break off Instagram and WhatsApp. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman lays out the government's case and Facebook's defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Airbnb's Rough Road to an IPO
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Airbnb is set to go public at a valuation of more than $40 billion, just months after the pandemic threatened the company's survival. WSJ's Maureen Farrell explains how Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky brought the company back from the brink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
The Vaccine Is Coming to a CVS Near You
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The U.S. is days away from approving its first Covid-19 vaccine. And the way most Americans will get a vaccine? Their pharmacy. We talk to CVS executive Chris Cox on the company's plan to immunize millions of Americans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
How Biden and McConnell Do Business
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President-elect Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are leaders of opposing parties, but their similar backgrounds and political upbringings give them common ground at the negotiating table. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes tells us what their relationship means for Biden's policy agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
As Covid Climbs, One State Holds On for the Vaccine
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An interview with Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama's top health official, about how his state is both struggling to fight the virus and preparing for a massive vaccine rollout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
The Daring Rescue Behind the Middle East Peace Talks
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A peace treaty called the Abraham Accords has played a vital role in the Trump Administration's effort to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East. WSJ's Dion Nissenbaum tells the story of the general who orchestrated a daring mission that helped make the historic treaty possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
The Life of Zappos's Pioneering CEO
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Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, died last week at the age of 46. WSJ's Bob Hagerty shares how Hsieh made his name as an off-the-wall tech entrepreneur who helped transform online shopping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Why Schools Are Getting Hacked
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Schools are facing a wave of increasingly aggressive ransomware attacks, with hackers seeking ransoms in the tens of thousands of dollars. WSJ's Tawnell Hobbs takes us inside the world of hackers, and we talk with a school technology director in Texas who got hacked this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Janet Yellen's Biggest Challenge Yet
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Janet Yellen is Joe Biden's pick for Treasury secretary. Despite having served in essentially all of the government's top economic jobs, this role may present her greatest challenge yet: partisan politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
The Agony and Ecstasy of Tab
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When Coca-Cola announced it was discontinuing Tab, its long-running diet soda brand, it left a small band of fiercely loyal soda fans in the lurch. WSJ's Jennifer Maloney talks about the rise and long decline of Tab, and Ryan goes in search of the elusive pink can. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
One Nurse, Three Covid Hotspots
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Trinity Goodman is a traveling crisis nurse. Since April, she has treated Covid patients in three different hotspots: New York, Texas and Indiana. She tells us about the last 8 months at the front lines of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Why Conservatives Are Turning to Parler
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Conservatives upset by Twitter and Facebook's approach to content moderation are finding an alternative: Parler. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains why the buzzy social network's commitment to free speech is both an asset and a liability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
The Creator of the Record-Setting Covid Vaccine
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Pfizer and BioNTech asked the Food and Drug Administration today to authorize their Covid-19 vaccine. We talk with the visionary scientist who developed the vaccine, Dr. Ugur Sahin, and the WSJ's Bojan Pancevski about what could be the fastest vaccine ever developed and approved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
While Airlines Shrink, Southwest Goes Big
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While most airlines are parking planes and cutting costs, Southwest is starting flights to 10 new airports. WSJ's Alison Sider explains why Southwest is expanding and how the company has used this strategy before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
How Fraud and Waste Seeped Into a Covid Stimulus Program
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The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to save small businesses after Covid-19 shut down the economy. Its legacy is more complicated. WSJ's Ryan Tracy walks us through the mounting cases of PPP fraud and whether the program ultimately proved effective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Georgia's Secretary of State Defends the Election
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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is managing Georgia's hand recount. We speak with him about how it's going and how he's countering the criticism from fellow Republicans about the election he ran earlier this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Why the Biggest IPO Ever Blew Up
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Ant Group, a giant Chinese financial technology company, was days away from a $34 billion IPO when things came to a sudden stop. WSJ's Jing Yang explains why it all unraveled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Would a Biden Administration Push for Covid Lockdowns?
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As new U.S. coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach record highs, we talk with Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of president-elect Joe Biden's Covid-19 advisory board. She explains how a Biden administration will handle the pandemic and what Americans need to do to get the virus under control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
The Agency Holding Up Biden's Transition
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President-elect Joe Biden is setting up his administration, but he's still waiting on the sign off of a federal agency to get the resources he needs. WSJ's Andrew Restuccia explains the role of the General Services Administration in the presidential transfer of power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
The Next Challenge for Pfizer's Covid Vaccine
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Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective in final stage trials. We talk to WSJ's Jared Hopkins about what still needs to happen before the FDA approves the vaccine and the biggest obstacles ahead for distributing a vaccine across the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
The Iowa Pollster Who Got It Right
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Joe Biden's win was much closer than polls predicted, but not every pollster emerged from Election Day with a black eye. Iowa's Ann Selzer was right on the money. We talk to Iowa's queen of polling about how she got it right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Joe Biden Wins the Presidency
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Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States. WSJ's Sabrina Siddiqui explains how Biden built a coalition to unseat President Trump and what his history in public office tells us about how he might govern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2020
Inside Pennsylvania's Vote Count
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As ballot counting stretched into a fourth day, WSJ's Kris Maher explains why the count is taking so long and describes his visit to a ballot counting facility in Erie, Pa. earlier this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Democrats Spent Big on the Senate. It Didn't Go Well.
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Democrats poured record-setting sums into Senate races around the country but came up short. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains why Democrats thought they could win big and what happens with some races still uncalled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
A Close Election and the Legal Challenges Ahead
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The presidential election is still too close to call in a few crucial swing states. WSJ's Michael Bender explains the state of play and Michael Amon looks ahead to possible legal challenges and recounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Special Election Episode: How the Night Unfolded
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What happened last night? Our reporters took us on the ground with both campaigns as the results came in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Election Day in Three Battleground States
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It's Election Day, and all eyes are on the battleground states that will likely decide the next president. WSJ reporters on the ground in Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania talk about what they're seeing and how voters are feeling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
California Votes on the Gig Economy
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California is voting on how companies classify gig workers, a measure that has become the most expensive ballot proposition in the state's history. WSJ's Preetika Rana explains what's at stake for companies like Uber and Lyft and why the outcome could matter to drivers and customers everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
What to Watch for on Election Day
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Election Day is just days away. We talk with veteran WSJ political reporter Catherine Lucey about what to pay attention to as America goes to the polls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Covid's Grip on a Rural Hospital
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A small North Dakota hospital system that went months without a coronavirus case is now facing a serious outbreak. We speak with CEO Matt Shahan about how the virus is affecting his hospital and community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Tech CEOs Defend Their Efforts to Police Online Content
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Lawmakers questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter over how they shape discourse online. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains why a recent New York Post story about Hunter Biden put the CEOs in the hot seat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Trump Versus Biden on the Economy
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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are approaching a key issue - the economy - in different ways. WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath looks at President Trump's economic record and talks us through both candidates' economic plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Waiting Up Late for Wisconsin
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With a historic number of mail-in ballots in Wisconsin this year, it may take a while before we know who's won the state and, perhaps, the presidency itself. We talk with Wisconsin's chief elections official about how she's preparing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Quibi's Quick Collapse
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The streaming platform Quibi broke onto the scene earlier this year with tons of cash and a Hollywood visionary at the helm. Six months later, the company is shutting down. WSJ's Benjamin Mullin talks through the high hopes for Quibi and the platform's dramatic fall from grace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
A Billionaire's Plan for Mass Covid Testing
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Tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Weston caught Covid from an asymptomatic carrier. Now, he's embarking on a mission to control the virus through cheap, widespread testing - starting off in one Texas town. WSJ's Rob Copeland explains the experiment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Inside One NBA Team's Decision to Turn Its Arena Into a Poll Site
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The Atlanta Hawks decided to turn their basketball arena into a voting site in response to the George Floyd protests. CEO Steve Koonin talks about what went into that transformation and what it means for a private company to get involved in an election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
The Government Sues Google
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The Department of Justice filed a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of maintaining an illegal monopoly in online search. WSJ's Brent Kendall explains what's at stake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
A String of Scandals, the Same Auditor
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Several recent corporate financial scandals have had one thing in common: the main companies involved were all audited by Ernst & Young. WSJ's Ken Brown explains how problems at one of the world's largest accounting firms might signal issues for the wider world of auditing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Melinda Gates on What Covid Has Exposed
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Melinda Gates has been involved in distributing hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. Kate talks with her about how now, she's focused on the coronavirus and the inequities the virus has revealed. To hear our full interview with Melinda Gates, you can join the WSJ Tech Live Conference at techlive.wsj.com/registernow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Why an Atlanta Rap Mogul Is Starting a Bank
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Atlanta rapper Killer Mike recently launched a digital bank to serve communities of color. He explains why he started the bank and why Black banks are so important in closing the racial wealth gap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Why Some People Have to Repay Pandemic Aid
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States rushed to distribute unemployment benefits to millions of people in the spring. In the process, thousands received more money than they should have. WSJ's Lauren Weber explains how some states overpaid pandemic assistance and why they're now asking for that money back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The Trump Organization's Debts Are Coming Due
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The Trump Organization has over $400 million worth of debt coming due over the next several years. WSJ's Brian Spegele explains the debts and the myriad challenges that will come with refinancing if President Trump wins a second term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
What Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Hearing Could Look Like
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Next week, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face senators during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes looks back at Barrett's previous confirmation hearing in 2017 for clues about how she might handle next week's questioning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
What's a Movie Theater Without New Movies?
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Regal Cinemas is shutting down across the U.S. today for the second time in the pandemic. We speak with the head of Regal, Mooky Greidinger, about what caused him to pull the plug and what's needed to reopen the theaters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
How Russia Today Keeps Reaching U.S. Readers
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Headlines from RT, a Kremlin-backed outlet, have appeared on the websites of prominent U.S. publications. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains how a news aggregator dominated by conservative media sites has helped RT reach U.S. readers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
How Trump's Illness Is Shaking Up the Campaign
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President Trump's illness is pushing Vice President Mike Pence into a larger role in the campaign. WSJ's Andrew Restuccia explains how the president's diagnosis is changing the race and previews the vice presidential debate Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Could Ex-Felons Sway the Election in Florida?
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After Florida granted the right to vote to felons who've completed their sentence, the state legislature passed a law requiring them to pay off all fees, fines and restitution first. WSJ's Jon Kamp and Coulter Jones describe the scramble to raise money and the ramifications for the election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
The Days Before Trump's Positive Test
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President Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 and is displaying mild symptoms, according to the White House. WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus takes us through Trump's packed schedule over the past few days and explains what his diagnosis may mean for his campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Why Are There Still So Few Black CEOs?
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There are only four Black CEOs in the Fortune 500. What's stopping Black professionals from getting the top jobs? Dr. Adia Wingfield explains the concrete ceiling many Black workers face, and Telisa Yancy, COO at American Family Insurance, tells her story of making it to the top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
A TikTok Star Wrestles With the App's Possible Ban
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Michael Le is one of TikTok's biggest stars, and he's leveraged that fame to buy a house and support his entire family. Now, President Trump's potential ban of the Chinese social media app is putting all that at risk. Le talks about his rise to fame on TikTok and what his plan B looks like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Louisville's New Police Chief on Breonna Taylor and Reform
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The police shooting of Breonna Taylor has put a spotlight on Louisville, Ky. and its police department. We speak with Yvette Gentry, the city's incoming police chief, about how she hopes to change the department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Why a Hot Electric-Truck Startup Fell Back to Earth
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The electric-truck startup Nikola promised to transform trucking with clean technology. WSJ's Christina Rogers explains why Nikola is now scrambling to address serious questions about its business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Voices From the Pandemic, Six Months In
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Back in March, The Journal began talking to people around the country about how the coronavirus was reshaping their lives. Six months into the pandemic, we call them back to ask how they're coping now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
A State Prepares for Election Day
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The pandemic is forcing election officials across the U.S. to prepare for unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots while also ensuring that in-person voting is safe. We speak with the chief elections official in North Carolina about whether the state is ready. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
The Biggest IPO Boom in Years
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When the stock market went plummeting in March, many companies shelved plans to go public. Just six months later, we're in the middle of a historic IPO boom. WSJ's Corrie Driebusch explains what is driving the rush to go public and some of the unique ways that people are cashing in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Exxon's Stunning Decline
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Just seven years ago, Exxon was the biggest company in the U.S. Since then, it's lost about 60% of its value. WSJ's Christopher Matthews tells the story of the oil giant's rapid fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
The Fight Over Ginsburg's Supreme Court Seat
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death injected the prospect of a bitter nomination fight into the final weeks of the presidential campaign. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains the origins of that fight, and Viveca Novak looks at how it could affect the cases before the court this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Checking Out of Hotel 166
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As coronavirus spread through homeless shelters this spring, many cities moved people to hotels to keep them safe. A group of doctors running one hotel in Chicago saw an opportunity: With new funding, they tried to find housing for the hotel residents in under four months. WSJ's Joe Barrett has been following their effort, and Dr. Tom Huggett talks about what it took to meet the deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Fauci on the Timing and Limits of a Covid Vaccine
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An interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about when he expects a Covid-19 vaccine will be ready and what life may be like once we have it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Will Oracle Save TikTok?
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Bidders piled in to buy TikTok after the Trump administration forced a sale. But the unlikely winner of the bidding war is a database management company. WSJ's Brad Reagan unpacks why even this outcome may not be enough to save TikTok. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
How a Deal to Buy Tiffany Lost Its Sparkle
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The conglomerate LVMH struck the largest acquisition deal in the history of the luxury goods industry last year, agreeing to purchase Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion. Last week, LVMH announced it was backing out of the deal. WSJ's Matthew Dalton walks us through how the historic deal has gone awry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Oregon's Historic Wildfires
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Oregon's wildfires have taken at least 10 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and burned more than a million acres. The state's director of Emergency Management shares how the state is responding to this fire and preparing for worse fires in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
The Big Bet That Fueled the Stock Market Rally
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Tech stocks led the charge as the stock market climbed to record highs this year. Behind some of that rally was a single, massive trade. WSJ's Liz Hoffman reveals the trade and the unusual investor behind it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
The Uphill Battle to Bring Back Jobs
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In the first months of the pandemic, 20 million jobs were lost. About half of those have come back. WSJ's Eric Morath tells us why the other half could be gone for much, much longer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
The Coronavirus Vaccine Pact
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Nine drug companies issued an unusual pledge yesterday: They all agreed not to seek FDA authorization for a coronavirus vaccine until it is proven safe and effective. WSJ's Jared Hopkins explains what drove these vaccine rivals to unite behind the same message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Does Robinhood Make It Too Easy to Trade?
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The trading app Robinhood was founded with the goal of democratizing investing so that buying and selling stocks wasn't just for the wealthy. But does the app make it too easy? WSJ's Michael Wursthorn explains how the app has drawn scrutiny from financial and behavioral experts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
The Nation Grappled With George Floyd's Killing. They Lived It.
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WSJ's Erin Ailworth reported from Minneapolis in the days after George Floyd was killed. Recently, she went back to talk to people who knew Floyd and whose lives were forever changed by his death. Here's what she found. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
How Extremists Are Taking Advantage of the Protest Movement
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Protests have taken a deadly turn in the last two weeks and authorities say extremists are responsible. WSJ's Dan Frosch outlines the recent rise of extremism in America, and explains why experts predicted that this kind of violence would happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Why NYC Delayed Reopening Schools
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New York City had been moving ahead with plans to bring students back to the classroom next week, over the objections of teachers. But this week, things changed. WSJ's Leslie Brody explains how a clash between the mayor and the teachers union altered the city's back-to-school plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
On a Campus With Over 1,000 Covid Cases
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After months of preparation and planning, the fall college semester is here. But not all reopening plans are working. WSJ's Melissa Korn explains the disparate college plans to prevent Covid-19, and a student describes what it's like on a campus with an outbreak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
The Biggest Boycott in NBA History
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In the middle of the NBA playoffs, one team staged an unprecedented boycott to protest police brutality. WSJ's Ben Cohen talks about the choice that shook not just the NBA but other sports and what it took to get the games going again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Trump's Pitch and Two Visions for America
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President Trump capped off the Republican convention with his acceptance speech last night. WSJ's Mike Bender dissects the case Republicans made for Trump's re-election and Emily Stephenson explains where the campaigns go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
A Vaccine Trial Recruiter Battles Mistrust
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Dr. Angela Branche of the University of Rochester Medical Center is working to recruit Black participants for Covid-19 vaccine trials. She explains why the diversity of the trials may affect who trusts the vaccine once it comes out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
The Small-Business Covid Testing Problem
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Many businesses are requiring employees to get tested for Covid-19 in order to return to work. We speak with one small-business owner who routinely tests her workers about whether it has helped keep employees safe and what testing expenses have meant for her bottom line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
A Police Shooting in Wisconsin Reignites Protests
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Last night was the second night of fires and protests in Kenosha, Wis., following a police shooting of a Black man there. WSJ's Erin Ailworth describes what it's like on the ground and how the death of George Floyd factors into how these protests are playing out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Netflix's $10 Million Deposit
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After George Floyd was killed, corporations promised to put money toward fighting racial inequality. Netflix put $10 million into a credit union in Mississippi. We speak with Bill Bynum, HOPE Credit Union's CEO, about the why that deposit matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
The Conventions Go Digital
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The Democrats wrapped the first-ever virtual political convention this week and nominated Joe Biden for president. WSJ's Julie Bykowicz explains the main themes, and Mike Bender previews the Republicans' plans for next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Why Steve Bannon Got Arrested
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Former Trump aide Steve Bannon was arrested and charged today in an alleged scheme to siphon money out of a nonprofit organization for personal expenses. WSJ's Ashby Jones and Elizabeth Findell explain the origins of the group and the case against Bannon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Fortnite's Battle Royale With Big Tech
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Fortnite, one the most popular video games in the world, kicked off a fight with Apple and Google over their app store fees. WSJ's Sarah Needleman explains what led the video game's maker to take on Big Tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
When Back to Work Collides With Back to School
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With many schools starting the new year virtually and some employers calling people back to the office, working parents are in a crunch. WSJ's Christina Rexrode explains how parents are scrambling to find and pay for childcare, and what it could mean for the economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
What's Going On With the Post Office?
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The United States Postal Service is facing serious budget problems. It's also at the center of a heated political fight over its readiness to handle mail-in ballots for the November election. WSJ's Natalie Andrews explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
The Biden-Harris Ticket Takes the Stage
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have come together as the Democratic ticket and will take to the airwaves at the convention next week. WSJ's Sabrina Siddiqui explains Biden's message, how Harris fits into it and what to expect from the virtual convention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
One College Tries to Bring Everyone Back
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Colleges across the country have been grappling with how - or whether - to reopen campus this year. We speak to Vassar College President Elizabeth Bradley about how she's planning on bringing all of her students back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020