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The Journal.

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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.

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Hacking the Hackers

February 1st, 2023


For years, the U.S. government went after hackers by trying to arrest them. Now, they’re trying a new approach. WSJ’s Robert McMillan tells the story of how one of the world’s most infamous hacking groups, called Hive, …

Ukrainian President Zelensky's Fight Against Corruption

January 31st, 2023


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was originally elected on an anti-corruption platform. Over the last two weeks, he has removed nearly a dozen …

Why an Arctic Treasure Is Spurring Hope and Dread

January 30th, 2023


North of the Arctic Circle, a Swedish mining company says it has located a coveted resource: Europe’s biggest cache of rare-earth minerals, elements …

Blackouts, Corruption and a Poisoned CEO

January 27th, 2023


South Africa’s state-owned power company, Eskom, is struggling to keep the lights on in the country and is now looking for a new leader after its …

Why the DOJ Is Suing Google Again

January 26th, 2023


The Department of Justice is seeking to break up part of Google’s digital advertising business. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the government says the tech giant has taken actions that ‘severely weaken, if not destroy …

The Unraveling of Stitch Fix

January 25th, 2023


Over the last year, fashion company Stitch Fix has lost 95% of its value as the company's attempts to expand beyond subscriptions floundered. WSJ …

Tesla’s Big Price Cut

January 24th, 2023


Tesla cut prices for some of its vehicles sold in the U.S. by nearly 20% earlier this month. WSJ’s Nora Eckert on what’s behind the price drop and …

What's Going on With Biden's Classified Documents?

January 23rd, 2023


On Friday, FBI investigators found more classified documents at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home. This is the latest in a series of searches that turned up classified material at a number of Biden's offices and …

What the End of Zero-Covid Means for China

January 20th, 2023


A month after China scrapped most of its zero-Covid restrictions, Omicron has spread rapidly. WSJ’s Brian Spegele explains that while some people are able to resume life as normal, infections have skyrocketed and …

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Big Investment: Bitcoin Mining in Kazakhstan

January 19th, 2023


After the collapse of FTX, WSJ Reporter Eliot Brown wanted to find out where all the money went. He was surprised to discover that the biggest …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Big Bet on AI

January 18th, 2023


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks with WSJ Editor in Chief Matt Murray at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about the company’s …

The Company Behind ChatGPT

January 17th, 2023


ChatGPT was released only a few months ago but the artificial intelligence chatbot has already taken the internet by storm. WSJ’s Berber Jin tells the story of the company behind ChatGPT and how the world is responding …

Could This Be the End of Noncompetes?

January 13th, 2023


The Federal Trade Commission wants to ban noncompete clauses in employment contracts. WSJ's Lauren Weber explains what these clauses are, the surprising number of workers they might affect, and how businesses are …

Miss Universe Is Now Owned by a Woman. Will It Change?

January 12th, 2023


When a new Miss Universe is crowned this Saturday, she will be the first winner under new pageant owner Anne Jakrajutatip, a Thai businesswoman and transgender advocate. We talk to Jakrajutatip about her views on beauty …

The New Layoff: On a Wednesday On Zoom

January 11th, 2023


Wednesday or Friday? In-person or via Zoom? As dozens of companies undergo layoffs, human resource executives are grappling with a lot of questions about how to let employees go and avoid public blowback. WSJ’s Chip …

Why Protesters Rioted in Brazil’s Capital

January 10th, 2023


Brazil is reeling after supporters of former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro forced their way into several government buildings on Sunday. Many …

A Small Bank Bet Big on Crypto. Can It Survive the Crash?

January 9th, 2023


Silvergate went from a small real-estate bank to the bank of choice for the crypto world’s big players. Then it experienced a historic bank run. …

What's Up With All the TikTok Bans?

January 6th, 2023


Recently, a slew of states and even the federal government have banned the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok from government-issued devices, citing national security concerns. WSJ's Stu Woo explains what's going on.

The Fight Over the Speaker of the House

January 5th, 2023


For days, the House of Representatives has been at a standstill. A group of conservative lawmakers continues to block Rep. Kevin McCarthy's path to become Speaker of the House. WSJ’s Natalie Andrews explains why some …

How Southwest Airlines Melted Down

January 4th, 2023


Severe winter weather impacted a lot of airlines this holiday season. But only one canceled more than 70% of its flights: Southwest. WSJ’s Alison …

What Will the Economy Look Like in 2023?

January 3rd, 2023


Last year, inflation hit a 40-year high, dealing a big blow to many consumers. On the other hand, unemployment was low and many workers saw wage …

See You in 2023

December 26th, 2022


We’re taking a break until 2023. Ryan and Kate and the rest of the team wish you happy holidays as we bring back this Christmas classic. 

In 1994, …

Uncontrolled Substances, Part 4: The Reckoning

December 22nd, 2022


Two years after launching, Cerebral had become a star in the telemedicine business space. The company had attracted tens of thousands of patients and was valued at close to $5 billion. CEO Kyle Robertson had big plans …

Uncontrolled Substances, Part 3: Anthony

December 21st, 2022


Anthony Kroll was 17 years old. Too young to have been a Cerebral patient, according to company policy. Too young to get mental-health treatment …

The Highs and Lows of Diversifying the Cannabis Industry

December 20th, 2022


When Illinois legalized recreational marijuana, the state wanted to create a more diverse cannabis industry. But three years on, only a handful of …

The Disney Boss Who Wouldn't Let It Go

December 19th, 2022


When Bob Iger stepped down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, he continued to wield influence as executive chairman. His successor in the corner …

Uncontrolled Substances, Part 2: Adderall

December 16th, 2022


After some early struggles, Cerebral hit on a lucrative new avenue for growth: prescribing controlled substances. WSJ’s Rolfe Winkler investigates …

What's Allowed on Elon Musk's Twitter?

December 15th, 2022


Elon Musk has been changing Twitter’s rules about speech and safety since he took over the company. WSJ’s Alexa Corse explains how Twitter's content …

Are Apple and China Breaking Up?

December 14th, 2022


For more than 20 years, Apple has relied on China to produce a majority of its products, especially its iPhones. But there have also been issues. As WSJ’s Aaron Tilley reports, recent turmoil at Chinese manufacturing …

The Charges Against FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried

December 13th, 2022


About a month after his crypto exchange firm FTX collapsed, Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested. Federal prosecutors have charged the self-appointed …

Russia’s Campaign to Leave Ukraine in the Dark

December 12th, 2022


For the last two months, Russian airstrikes on Ukraine’s power grid have caused prolonged blackouts across the country. Now, millions of people are …

Uncontrolled Substances, Part 1: Subscribe and Prescribe

December 9th, 2022


Cerebral is a startup that set out to provide access to mental-health services and wound up under federal investigation. WSJ's Rolfe Winkler and …

Elon Musk's Boring Company Is Ghosting Cities

December 8th, 2022


Elon Musk’s Boring Company hasn’t done much to alleviate “soul-destroying traffic” despite its initial promises to several cities. We talk with WSJ’s

Iran’s Protests Show No Signs of Slowing Down

December 7th, 2022


In September, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the morality police, who arrested her for allegedly violating Iran’s dress code. …

‘Do You Expect to Go to Prison?’: An Interview With SBF

December 6th, 2022


Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and ex-CEO of FTX, the crypto exchange that recently filed for bankruptcy. WSJ reporter Alexander Osipovich sat down with him to talk about what happened and how $8 billion of customer …

Introducing - Uncontrolled Substances: The Cerebral Story

December 6th, 2022


Cerebral was a buzzy Silicon Valley startup that set out to transform mental-health services in the U.S. In just a couple of years, the company …

How the White House Blocked a Rail Strike

December 5th, 2022


Major freight railroads and unions have been locked in a labor dispute for years. But last Friday, President Biden signed a bill passed by Congress forcing a deal onto both parties. We talk to WSJ’s Esther Fung about …

How Jiang Zemin Made China a Global Superpower

December 2nd, 2022


Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin died this week at 96. As WSJ’s Charles Hutzler explains, Jiang was known for policies that guided China towards …

An Exit Interview With Dr. Anthony Fauci

December 1st, 2022


Dr. Anthony Fauci - the U.S. Chief Medical Advisor - is retiring after more than 50 years of government service. We speak to him about the biggest challenges in his career and if he believes Covid is behind us.

Further …

Beyond Meat Loses Its Sizzle

November 30th, 2022


Beyond Meat, the maker of plant-based meat alternatives, has been a darling of the food startup world. In 2019, it had one of the most successful …

China's Biggest Protests in Decades

November 29th, 2022


After years of strict Covid restrictions, people are taking to the streets in cities across China. But they’re not just protesting zero-Covid, they’re voicing displeasure with Xi Jinping himself. WSJ’s Brian Spegele

The Surprising Origins of Russia’s Drones

November 28th, 2022


In recent months, Russia has ramped up its use of drones in its war on Ukraine. As Ukrainian analysts have begun dissecting some of the unmanned aircraft, they’ve uncovered a complex web of suppliers. WSJ’s Ian Talley

Elon Musk's 'Extremely Hardcore' Twitter

November 23rd, 2022


Since Elon Musk bought Twitter four weeks ago, thousands of employees have been laid off, fired or decided to leave the company. WSJ's Alexa Corse

What Walmart’s Aisles Say About the American Consumer

November 22nd, 2022


Inflation is driving American consumers to pinch pennies, and Walmart is taking note. The retailing giant says its customers are increasingly price-conscious. WSJ's Sarah Nassauer says to keep prices low, Walmart is …

A Controversial World Cup Begins in Qatar

November 21st, 2022


One of the biggest sports events of the year began yesterday in Qatar, but there have been a lot of bumps along the way. From the abuse of stadium construction workers to a ban on beer – WSJ's Joshua Robinson on the …

The Taylor Swift Ticketmaster Debacle

November 18th, 2022


Millions of Taylor Swift fans tried unsuccessfully to buy advance tickets for her Eras Tour, Swift’s first in five years. And after overwhelming …

A Historically Bad Year to Retire

November 17th, 2022


For decades, investing in a mix of stocks and bonds was one of the safest ways to save for retirement. But this year, that strategy has stopped working. WSJ’s Akane Otani breaks down the unique market conditions of …

The Fall of Crypto's Golden Boy

November 16th, 2022


Until last week, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was the face of crypto. Admirers saw him as an approachable, friendly billionaire eager to deploy his wealth for good. Then his crypto empire imploded, leaving hundreds of …

The Downfall of a $300 Million Sneaker King

November 15th, 2022


Zadeh Kicks, founded by Michael Malekzadeh, was once the hottest sneaker reseller on the market. It offered some coveted, limited edition shoes for cheap – a dream for sneakerheads who wanted to flip them for more …

RSV Is Bad. Where's the Vaccine?

November 14th, 2022


Every winter, the respiratory virus RSV lands tens of thousands of babies and young children in hospitals around the country. This year, the outbreak …

Introducing Bad Bets Season 2: The Unraveling of Trevor Milton

November 11th, 2022


Bad Bets is WSJ’s podcast series that unravels big-business dramas that have had a big impact on our world. In season two, reporter Ben Foldy delves …

How Crypto Giant FTX Suddenly Imploded

November 10th, 2022


Once a leader in the world of cryptocurrency, Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange FTX is scrambling for funds. It’s now facing a shortfall of $8 billion after Binance walked away from a rescue attempt. WSJ’s Caitlin …

Why the Red Wave Didn’t Happen

November 9th, 2022


Republicans were expecting to come away with sizable wins in the midterm elections on Tuesday. But as the results come in, it's clear that those …

Banks’ Alliance to Fight Climate Change is on the Rocks

November 8th, 2022


A year ago, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the biggest players in the financial world joined together to incorporate carbon emissions into their most fundamental decisions. As the summit …

Why Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Losing Advertisers

November 7th, 2022


Elon Musk is now in charge of Twitter, and his shake-up of the company is making advertisers nervous. All kinds of brands have started pausing their ad spending. WSJ’s Suzanne Vranica explains what Musk is doing to …

How TikTok Became The World’s Favorite App

November 4th, 2022


In only five years, TikTok has gained millions of fans around the world and become a source of geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China. We …

Show Me the Money: More Job Listings Have Salary Details

November 3rd, 2022


Companies trying to hire in New York City had to revamp their job postings this week. A new law requires salary ranges on all job postings, the latest in a wave around the U.S. WSJ's Chip Cutter and Ben Cohen explain …

Pig Butchering: A Texting Scam With a Crypto Twist

November 2nd, 2022


A texting scam that originated in China is on the rise in the United States. It’s more sophisticated than scams of the past and it has already cost American victims more than $400 million in total. WSJ’s Robert McMillan

Meta’s Metaverse Mess

November 1st, 2022


About a year after Mark Zuckerberg rebranded Facebook as Meta Platforms Inc., internal documents show the company's transition to the metaverse is not going smoothly. WSJ’s Salvador Rodriguez explains how glitchy …

How High Will Interest Rates Go?

October 31st, 2022


For months the Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates at a fast and furious pace to combat inflation. Now some Fed officials are advocating for a slower, steadier approach. WSJ’s Nick Timiraos explains the …

The Rise of the Minions

October 28th, 2022


Minions, the yellow, pill-shaped sidekicks that debuted in the 2010 animated film “Despicable Me," have emerged as one of the best-known franchises …

Disney CEO Bob Chapek on Whether the Company Is “Too Woke”

October 27th, 2022


Disney CEO Bob Chapek talks with WSJ’s Editor in Chief Matt Murray about the challenges of weathering controversies and keeping his nearly 100 …

The Collapsing U.S.-Saudi Relations

October 26th, 2022


An unofficial oil-for-security pact between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia has survived 15 presidents and seven kings, but is now fracturing under two leaders who don’t like each other. WSJ’s Stephen Kalin explains why the …

Is Big Money Souring Pickleball?

October 25th, 2022


Pickleball is a big dill. It’s also the fastest-growing sport in America. Meanwhile, superstar investors like Tom Brady and LeBron James are pouring cash into pro pickleball. WSJ’s Sara Bosworth explains the rise of the …

The Rise of Botox and the Wrinkle in Its Future

October 24th, 2022


No longer just for celebrities, Botox's multi-billion dollar success has helped kickstart a new industry of medical cosmetic procedures. But now, a …

Why Florida's Coast Is Becoming the 'Preserve of the Wealthy'

October 21st, 2022


Stronger hurricanes, higher insurance premiums and stricter building codes are changing who can afford life on the coast. After Hurricane Ian, WSJ's Arian Campo-Flores headed to southwestern Florida to see how the …

Will There Be a Recession? America's Top Bankers Weigh In

October 20th, 2022


The CEOs of the nation’s largest banks, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, are sending different messages about the economy. One is more optimistic, the other more pessimistic. WSJ’s Ben Eisen explains what’s driving …

How a Miami Couple Used Empty Mansions to Pocket Millions

October 19th, 2022


Southern Florida is awash with empty luxury properties. For one Miami couple and their accomplices, that looked like prime hunting ground for nearly $10 million in mortgage fraud. Their targets? Venezuela’s sanctioned …

How a New 'Anti-Woke' Bank Stumbled

October 18th, 2022


A new banking startup, GloriFi, was created to counter a perception among some conservatives that mainstream banks are too liberal. But despite major investment and celebrity backing, GloriFi now finds itself in …

How Xi Jinping's Dream Slowed China's Economy

October 17th, 2022


As China’s top leaders gather for the 20th Communist Party congress, all eyes are on China’s economy. A decade ago, President Xi Jinping set out his …

How to Build a Metaverse, Part 4: Why Build a World?

October 14th, 2022


Second Life never went mainstream. But just because the platform wasn’t for everyone doesn’t mean it wasn’t for anyone. In part 4 of our series, we talk to longtime Second Life users about the lives they’ve built in the …

Government Officials and Their Stocks

October 13th, 2022


Hidden records show that thousands of senior executive branch employees owned stocks in companies whose fates were affected by their employers’ …

Does the Future of Streaming Look More Like Cable?

October 12th, 2022


In the last few years, streaming has overtaken cable as the go-to means of watching TV. But as more streaming platforms flood the market, the industry’s major players are finding it harder to grow. WSJ’s Jessica Toonkel

Ukraine Makes a Deal with Wall Street

October 11th, 2022


The war in Ukraine has taken a heavy toll on the country and rebuilding will be expensive, estimated in the tens of billions. WSJ's Matt Wirz tells …

Are Rotisserie Chickens ‘Inflation-Proof’?

October 10th, 2022


We're off for the holiday today, but we still have an episode for you!

Inflation is the worst it’s been in more than 40 years. But one bright spot …

How to Build a Metaverse, Part 3: Prime Time

October 7th, 2022


By 2007, Second Life seemed on track for a commercial breakthrough. And then, an opportunity came along to get in front of a truly mainstream …

The U.K. Tried to Stimulate Growth. It Got Backlash Instead.

October 6th, 2022


The U.K. government has U-turned on one part of a plan to make major tax cuts after markets reacted violently to it. WSJ's Max Colchester explains …

Elon Musk Wants to Buy Twitter After All

October 5th, 2022


Facing an impending deposition, a trial date and the potential release of more private text messages, billionaire Elon Musk said he wants to proceed with his purchase of Twitter at the original $44-billion offer. But …

Losing in the War, Putin Raises the Stakes

October 4th, 2022


As Russian President Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine sputters, he's escalating tensions. WSJ's Matthew Dalton explains how Putin's ramping up the stakes both in the ground war in Ukraine and in his economic war …

The Former MoviePass CEO on What Went Wrong

October 3rd, 2022


MoviePass took off like a rocket when it unveiled a $9.95 monthly service in 2017 that allowed customers to see a movie a day in theaters. But its …

How to Build a Metaverse, Part 2: Avatars Behaving Badly

September 30th, 2022


When Second Life officially launched in 2003, it had one guiding principle for all new users: Be Nice. But those users showed up with their own ideas about how to behave in a virtual world. In part 2 of How to Build a …

The Pros and Cons of a Strong U.S. Dollar

September 29th, 2022


The U.S. dollar is dramatically increasing in value. WSJ’s Julia-Ambra Verlaine unpacks what this means for the U.S. and other countries.

Further …

The Four-Day School Week Is Here

September 28th, 2022


To combat a teacher shortage, some school districts across the country are adopting a four-day week. WSJ’s Ben Chapman explains the pros and cons, …

The Republican Push to Flip Latino Voters

September 27th, 2022


Ahead of the midterm elections, Republicans are working to rally support among Latinos. Once a solidly Democratic bloc, Latinos are becoming a swing …

The Cheating Accusation Rocking Competitive Chess

September 26th, 2022


The chess world has been gripped by drama after world champion Magnus Carlsen accused newcomer Hans Moke Niemann of cheating. WSJ’s Andrew Beaton

How to Build a Metaverse, Part 1: Genesis

September 23rd, 2022


Nearly two decades before companies like Meta began pouring billions of dollars into the metaverse, a little company called Linden Lab already had …

People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump

September 22nd, 2022


Yesterday, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, three of his children and two other longtime officials at the Trump Organization. The AG’s fraud complaint …

Puerto Rico's Long Struggle to Keep the Lights On

September 21st, 2022


Hurricane Fiona battered Puerto Rico’s shores, causing an island-wide blackout over the weekend. Now, more than a million people are still waiting for the lights to turn back on. WSJ’s Andrew Scurria explains that the …

The Fed's Plan to Curb Inflation

September 20th, 2022


Inflation is at a decades long high and this week the Federal Reserve is expected to approve another rate increase to help curb it. WSJ’s Nick Timiraos discusses the thinking behind the strategy and some of the risks it …

The Fight Over Your Credit Card Swipe

September 19th, 2022


Each time you use your credit card, businesses pay a fee. Merchants have pushed back for years, and there are now two bills in Congress aiming to limit those fees. WSJ’s AnnaMaria Andriotis explains why companies like …

Introducing - How to Build a Metaverse

September 19th, 2022


We’re in a metaverse déjà vu moment. Companies are spending billions of dollars creating new metaverses, imagining a 3D virtual future. But there’s a …

Who Is Long Covid Hurting?

September 16th, 2022


Stuart Smith used to enjoy driving fast cars, kayaking and flying planes. But the mysterious condition known as “long Covid” has upended his personal and professional life. We spoke with Smith, a lawyer whose career was …

Ukraine Shifts the War With a Surprise Attack

September 15th, 2022


In a matter of days, Ukrainian forces liberated thousands of square miles of Russian-occupied territory. WSJ’s Matthew Luxmoore explains why the offensive took Russia by surprise and shifted the balance of the war.

Who Should Pay for Pakistan's Historic Flood?

September 14th, 2022


Over the summer, unusual monsoons in Pakistan have led to disastrous flooding. More than 30 million people are impacted, and much of the country’s …

Diving Deep for Battery Metals

September 13th, 2022


As the world shifts toward green alternatives like electric vehicles and solar power, demand for metals needed for batteries has skyrocketed. WSJ’s

The Media Mogul Taking an Ax to Hollywood

September 12th, 2022


Is David Zaslav Hollywood’s white knight, or a Trojan horse? The new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery is sitting atop a huge media empire. WSJ’s Joe …

A Queen's Legacy and a King's Future

September 9th, 2022


During the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, she led the British monarchy through a period of huge change and weathered many scandals. WSJ's Max …

A Battle of Wills Over Russian Energy

September 8th, 2022


Russia has shut off Nord Stream, the main pipeline exporting natural gas to Europe. The move comes as Europe faces a growing energy crisis. Meanwhile, Western countries continue to ratchet up energy sanctions against …

Jackson Water Crisis Is Harbinger for Other Cities

September 7th, 2022


Floods in Jackson, Miss. inundated the city's main water treatment plant, leaving most residents without drinking water. WSJ's Rachel Wolfe says much …

The U.K.'s New Prime Minister Faces an Economic Crisis

September 6th, 2022


The U.K.’s Conservative Party has elected a new Prime Minister - Liz Truss. She’s coming to power amidst spiraling inflation and rapidly rising …

Lauded in the West, Shunned at Home: Gorbachev’s Divisive Legacy

September 2nd, 2022


Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, died earlier this week at 91. His efforts to reform the Communist state and allow greater freedoms won him rockstar status in the West. But as WSJ’s Ann M. Simmons

Are Carbon Credits Still Working?

September 1st, 2022


Under renewed pressure to address carbon emissions, global companies have spent millions on carbon credits. WSJ's Shane Shifflett explains that some …

The Suicide Hotline Overhaul

August 31st, 2022


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has been around for nearly 20 years. And over the years, an increase in the volume of calls has strained its …

The Booming, Unregulated Marketplace for Abortion Pills

August 30th, 2022


As some U.S. states tighten abortion restrictions, an anonymous online market for abortion pills is thriving. Dozens of websites offer to ship abortion drugs anywhere in the U.S. without requiring a prescription, which …

Who Is the Twitter Whistleblower?

August 29th, 2022


Last week, Twitter’s former head of security emerged as a whistleblower. Better known as "Mudge", Peiter Zatko started his career as a hacker. WSJ’s Robert McMillan explains Twitter's alleged security issues.

Further …

CDC Director on Her Plans to Shake Up the Agency

August 26th, 2022


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's director, Rochelle Walensky, is looking to reorganize the agency in the wake of what she called …

Breaking Down Student Debt Relief

August 25th, 2022


On Wednesday, President Biden announced the largest cancellation of student debt in U.S. history. WSJ's Gabriel T. Rubin walks us through how the …

A LIV Executive on Upending the Business of Golf

August 24th, 2022


The goal of LIV is to disrupt golf as fans know it. Funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, LIV has proposed new game formats and offered …

The Fight Over Water in the West

August 23rd, 2022


The Colorado River is experiencing a massive drought. Last week, the federal government told the states that rely on the Colorado River to cut their …

What Went Wrong at Bed Bath & Beyond?

August 22nd, 2022


Bed Bath & Beyond is facing big concerns about its future. A high-profile stockholder dumped his shares last week, the stock price is tanking and …

Why Private Equity Is Buying Up Car Washes

August 19th, 2022


Private equity firms are gobbling up car washes. WSJ's Miriam Gottfried explains how the humble car wash evolved into such a lucrative business …

An Energy CEO on the Winding Path to a Green Grid

August 18th, 2022


This week, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, directing billions of dollars to tackle climate change. We speak to Pedro …

The Fight Over Afghanistan’s Money

August 17th, 2022


Afghanistan's central bank has $7 billion frozen in the U.S. As the country faces mounting economic and humanitarian crises, WSJ’s Jessica Donati explains the complicated negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban …

Electric Cars Need Lithium. Can Chile Provide It?

August 16th, 2022


Lithium is a key component of batteries in electric vehicles, and a lot of it is underground in South America. WSJ’s Ryan Dube explains why it’s so …

Why Ben & Jerry’s Is Suing its Parent Company Over Israel

August 15th, 2022


Ben & Jerry's has an unusual agreement with its parent company, Unilever, which let the activist brand keep its corporate social justice mission. But now Ben & Jerry's is taking on Unilever in court to figure …

A Business Tries to Solve a Town’s Housing Problem

August 12th, 2022


The Pella Corporation, manufacturer of windows and doors, is headquartered in a small town in Iowa. When a shortage of housing and amenities hindered its ability to hire and grow, the company decided to tackle some of …

The Private Equity Lobby Wins Again

August 11th, 2022


The private equity lobby notched another victory in their fight to pay low taxes on the fees they charge after Democrats tried – and failed – to …

How Teen Gamers Built a Billion Dollar Business

August 10th, 2022


In 2010, a handful of teenage boys started posting gaming montages on YouTube, under the name FaZe Clan. More than a decade later, the group is a …

Why FBI Agents Searched Mar-a-Lago

August 9th, 2022


FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump's Florida home looking for classified documents. WSJ's Alex Leary discusses what we know about the investigation and some of the potential consequences of the search.

How Much Will Alex Jones Pay for his Sandy Hook Lie?

August 8th, 2022


A Texas jury ordered the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay nearly $50 million for lying about the Sandy Hook shooting. But after Jones’ company filed for bankruptcy, there are questions about when — and how much — …

Europe Is Turning to Coal. What Does That Mean for Climate Change?

August 5th, 2022


Europe is stepping up its coal consumption as it tries to reduce reliance on Russian energy. WSJ’s Juan Forero and Phred Dvorak explain why Europe needs coal so badly, and what the consequences will be for the …

The Promise and Peril of One Self Driving Truck Company

August 4th, 2022


Autonomous trucking company TuSimple has an ambitious goal: eliminate humans from behind the wheel and teach big rigs to drive themselves. But recently, as WSJ's Heather Somerville reports, a traffic accident brought to …

Why Everyone Is Mad at Instagram

August 3rd, 2022


In response to competition from TikTok, Instagram is making big changes to its app. But a lot of users are upset about it. WSJ’s Salvador Rodriguez explains how the company is responding to the backlash, and what it …

The Biotech Founder Facing Murder Charges

August 2nd, 2022


Enochian Biosciences co-founder Serhat Gumrukcu was working to build a name for himself in biotech. But earlier this year, he was arrested in a purported plot to kill an associate. WSJ’s Joseph Walker tells the story of …

Kansas’ Big Abortion Vote

August 1st, 2022


On Tuesday, Kansans will vote on a constitutional amendment that could lead to abortion restrictions or an outright ban. WSJ’s Laura Kusisto explains …

Are We in a Recession? It’s Complicated.

July 29th, 2022


Yesterday, government data showed that the economy shrank for the second quarter in a row, a common definition of a recession. The WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath explains why that doesn't mean the U.S. is in one and looks at what …

Rent the Runway’s CEO on How it Survived the Pandemic

July 28th, 2022


When the pandemic hit, Rent the Runway, a company that rents designer clothing, saw half its customers pause or cancel their monthly subscriptions. …

The Company Behind the World's Only Monkeypox Vaccine

July 27th, 2022


The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency as worldwide cases exceed 19,000. WSJ's Denise Roland tells the story …

How a Crypto Bank Went Bankrupt

July 26th, 2022


Cryptocurrency lender Celsius Network promoted itself as better than a bank, but now it's filed for bankruptcy. WSJ’s Alexander Gladstone discusses …

Is Healthcare Amazon's Next Big Thing?

July 25th, 2022


E-commerce giant Amazon is acquiring the primary-care practice One Medical, giving it about 180 clinics across roughly two dozen U.S. markets. We talk with WSJ’s Sebastian Herrera about Amazon’s track record in health …

Shein Took Over Fast Fashion. Then Came the Backlash.

July 22nd, 2022


WSJ's Fashion Director Rory Satran explains how Shein, now valued at $100 billion, used social media to dominate the fast-fashion industry, and why it’s now facing intense criticism from sustainable shoppers.

Further …

A Fight in Elon Musk's Inner Circle

July 21st, 2022


Most billionaires are surrounded by people who manage their money and philanthropy but Elon Musk has had just one man to do that job... until recently. WSJ’s Rob Copeland tells the story of a newcomer who disrupted …

Netflix Turns to Ads

July 20th, 2022


Netflix had a second straight quarter of subscriber losses. Now the streaming giant is making big changes, including adding ads, which the company had long avoided. WSJ’s Sarah Krouse says ads will be part of the …

Why Amazon is Dialing Back Its Own Brands

July 19th, 2022


Amazon tried to grow the sales of its private label brands, like AmazonBasics, by adding more products. But rather than juice sales, it’s created new …

Somalia's Hunger Crisis

July 18th, 2022


Droughts, the global pandemic and political instability have put many Somalis on the brink of starvation. But now, the war in Ukraine has pushed even …

Why The James Webb Telescope Nearly Didn't Make It

July 15th, 2022


The James Webb Space Telescope was almost an epic failure. More than 20,000 scientists worked together for over 30 years, but when NASA appointed Greg Robinson to direct the project, things finally came together. We …

The Roots of Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

July 14th, 2022


Sri Lanka’s escalating political and economic crises came to a head this week when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country and submitted his …

Rural America Is Still Waiting for Fast Internet

July 13th, 2022


For decades, the Federal Communications Commission has tried to close the digital divide between cities and rural communities. In a 2020 auction, it allocated funding to a private telecom company to expand high-speed …

The Battle to Get Brittney Griner Home

July 12th, 2022


One of the WNBA 's biggest stars has been in Russian prison since February, when she was arrested on drug charges. While fans clamor for her release, …

Elon Musk Doesn't Want to Buy Twitter Anymore

July 11th, 2022


Elon Musk says he wants to pull out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. The social media company responded by saying it plans to sue. WSJ's Jason …

Two Friends Pulled Apart by a Changing Hong Kong

July 1st, 2022


25 years ago, Britain handed Hong Kong back to China. We meet two Hong Kong artists whose friendship has survived personal, political and creative …

One Town's Fight Against 'Forever' Chemicals

June 30th, 2022


Peshtigo, Wisconsin, is grappling with a crisis: Chemicals known as PFAS have leached from a nearby industrial site into the town's groundwater. WSJ's Kris Maher traveled to the town to report on what the community is …

Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Comeback?

June 29th, 2022


As concerns grow over climate change and high oil prices, the U.S. and Europe are starting to build new nuclear power plants, after decades of favoring other energy sources. WSJ's Matthew Dalton explains why those …

The ‘Existential Threat’ Facing Big Tobacco

June 28th, 2022


Recent moves by the Biden Administration to rein in the vaping market and nicotine levels in cigarettes could hit the tobacco company Altria Group …

Murder in the Amazon

June 27th, 2022


Earlier this month, an indigenous expert and a British journalist went missing in an area of dense Amazon rainforest. The disappearance of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips sparked an international outcry. WSJ’s Luciana …

The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

June 24th, 2022


Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the federal right to an abortion. WSJ’s Laura Kusisto breaks down the decision and explains how state governments are responding. Plus, a woman who runs clinics …

Are Rotisserie Chickens ‘Inflation-Proof’?

June 23rd, 2022


Inflation is the worst it’s been in more than 40 years. But one bright spot for consumers might be found at the grocery store: rotisserie chickens. WSJ’s Annie Gasparro chronicles the history of America’s love for the …

The CEO Scandal at WWE

June 22nd, 2022


Vince McMahon, the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, stepped aside as CEO and chairman of the company last week after allegations surfaced that he had an affair with a former employee and agreed to pay $3 …

'We Are Helpless': Indian Heat Wave Hurts Mango Farmers

June 21st, 2022


Record-breaking high temperatures in India have wreaked havoc on crops like mangoes, which are known there as the "king of fruits." As WSJ's Shan Li explains, the devastation is threatening the livelihoods of farmers …

Is BTS Breaking Up?

June 17th, 2022


The biggest pop band in the world right now is the seven member K-Pop sensation, BTS. This week, the band released a video signaling that they’re tired and want a break. WSJ’s Neil Shah explains why the group has had …

Amazon Went Big During the Pandemic. Now It’s Feeling the Hangover.

June 16th, 2022


To keep up with increased demand during the pandemic, Amazon hired hundreds of thousands of people and massively expanded its logistics network. Now, demand is falling, creating a problem for the company’s new CEO, Andy …

Celebrities Loved Crypto and NFTs. Then the Markets Crashed.

June 15th, 2022


Earlier this year, it seemed like celebrities everywhere were promoting cryptocurrency and NFTs. But then, in early May, the markets crashed. WSJ’s Ellen Gamerman explains how celebrities got hooked on crypto in the …

The Teen Jobs Boom

June 14th, 2022


It’s a teenage dream. Unemployment among teens is near its lowest level in decades as business owners look to solve a hiring crunch. We talk to WSJ’s

The Saudi Money Splitting Golf

June 13th, 2022


Last week, the first LIV Golf event, a Saudi Arabian-funded golf tournament, officially launched. The new tour is offering professional golfers a lot …

Hack Me If You Can, Part 1: The Making of a Russian Hacker

June 10th, 2022


In more than 20 years of reporting on cybercrime, Wall Street Journal reporter Robert McMillan has never come face-to-face with a criminal hacker. Until he met Dmitry Smilyanets. 

Dmitry grew up during the fall of the …

Hack Me If You Can, Part 2: Counterstrike

June 10th, 2022


In 2008, Dmitry Smilyanets and his crew of hackers pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. It made Dmitry millions of dollars, some of which …

Hack Me If You Can, Part 3: The Infiltrator

June 10th, 2022


After his arrest in Amsterdam, the threat of a decades-long prison sentence loomed over Dmitry. If he cooperated with American prosecutors, he could …

The Love Triangle Over Spirit Airlines

June 9th, 2022


In February, Frontier Airlines announced its plan to purchase fellow budget airliner, Spirit. But JetBlue’s surprise competing bid for Spirit sent the three airlines into a messy, public love triangle. WSJ’s Alison Sider

The Most Hated Solar Company in America

June 8th, 2022


Earlier this week, President Biden announced emergency measures to get the solar power industry moving again after a major standstill that had pitted …

FanDuel CEO on Sports Gambling's Big Boom

June 7th, 2022


More than a dozen states have legalized online sports gambling since the Supreme Court repealed a federal ban in 2018. That's opened doors for a burgeoning new industry, and companies like FanDuel are trying to …

Introducing: Hack Me If You Can

June 7th, 2022


Wall Street Journal reporter Robert McMillan has spent years trying to find a Russian hacker who would tell him their story. And then, he met Dmitry …

Biden’s Plan to Bring Down Inflation

June 6th, 2022


Inflation is the worst it’s been in 40 years. President Joe Biden says he has a plan to bring it down. WSJ’s Amara Omeokwe talks about whether it will work. 

Further Reading:

- Joe Biden: My Plan for Fighting Inflation 

Sheryl Sandberg's Complicated Career at Facebook

June 3rd, 2022


After 14 years at Facebook, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced this week that she's leaving the company. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman describes how Sandberg helped build Facebook's business and faced the fallout of recent …

Why Snap's Stock Fell 43% in a Day

June 2nd, 2022


Things were already tough for Snap, Snapchat's parent company, thanks to big changes in the ad market. Then last week the company made a surprise announcement: It's worse than we thought. WSJ’s Meghan Bobrowsky explains …

A Tale of Two Top Guns

June 1st, 2022


This past weekend's release of Top Gun: Maverick -- the sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 movie -- was record-breaking at the box office. But it also exposed the increasing power that China and its vast market has in …

Can My Stock Portfolio Save the Planet?

May 31st, 2022


What is ESG? Some proponents see it as a way for investors to grow their wealth while fighting climate change and racism. But critics, like Elon Musk, call it an “outrageous scam.” WSJ’s Amrith Ramkumar explains how …

The Quest to Find a Lost Purple Heart

May 30th, 2022


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 …

Old Navy Tried to Make Sizes for All. It Backfired.

May 27th, 2022


Last year, Old Navy overhauled its women’s clothes to make sizing more inclusive. But then its sales started falling. WSJ’s Suzanne Kapner unpacks …

The Fight Over Banning the AR-15

May 26th, 2022


Many of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. have involved an assault-style rifle like the AR-15. WSJ’s Zusha Elinson reports on how Washington …

As the Stock Market Tumbles, so Does a YouTuber's Influence

May 25th, 2022


Kevin Paffrath is a social media influencer who dishes out financial advice on multiple platforms. He cashed in on young people’s hunger for …

Beware the Big Bad Bear Market

May 24th, 2022


Recent stock slides are approaching dangerous territory: a bear market. WSJ’s James Mackintosh explains why a recent dramatic plunge in stock indexes …

Can a Hedge Fund Win the World Series?

May 23rd, 2022


Billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen is trying to duplicate his financial success in his other major venture as owner of the New York Mets baseball team. And to do so, he’s calling on some of the same people. …

How the Baby Formula Industry Broke

May 20th, 2022


The U.S. is facing a massive shortage of baby formula. WSJ’s Jesse Newman explains how the roots of the crisis lie in the industry’s structure. And a …

U.S. Soccer’s Equal Pay Deal and One Player Who Helped Negotiate It

May 19th, 2022


The four-time World Cup-champion U.S. Women's National Soccer team has scored a new win: equal pay with the men's team. Collective-bargaining …

The ‘Death Spiral’ of a Stablecoin

May 18th, 2022


Cryptocurrencies are volatile, but so-called stablecoins were meant to be the exception. But after one major stablecoin, TerraUSD, crashed …

How Will We Know When the Pandemic's Over?

May 17th, 2022


We speak with Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control about eroding trust in public health, vaccine approvals for children …

The Political Cost of China's Faltering Economy

May 16th, 2022


China’s sputtering economy is altering the balance of power among its top leaders. For years, President Xi Jinping sidelined his second in command, Premier Li Keqiang, a proponent of economic liberalization. WSJ’s

Why An Online Telehealth Startup Is Limiting Adderall

May 13th, 2022


The digital startup Cerebral began prescribing ADHD drugs like Adderall over the internet, after federal rules loosened. But recently, there have …

Fidelity’s Controversial Bet on Bitcoin

May 12th, 2022


Fidelity Investments will be the first major retirement-plan provider to allow bitcoin in its 401(k) plans. WSJ's Anne Tergesen explains the move and …

Can the Fed Lower Inflation Without Causing a Recession?

May 11th, 2022


The Federal Reserve has never managed to significantly decrease inflation without causing job losses, but it's trying to now. Central Bank officials …

Are Stock-Market Games Turning Teens Into Risky Investors?

May 10th, 2022


Every year, more than a million U.S. high-school students learn about investing through stock-picking games. But what do these games really teach? …

Australia Wanted Facebook to Pay for News. Facebook Played Hardball.

May 9th, 2022


Last year, Facebook blocked news pages to pre-empt Australian legislation that would force it to pay publishers for content. But it also took down …

The Battle Over Reparations at Georgetown

May 6th, 2022


In 1838, the Jesuits who founded Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to pay off the school's debts and keep the college afloat. Nearly 200 …

The Fight Over a Menthol Cigarette Ban

May 5th, 2022


After decades of debate, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes. A researcher of the tobacco industry explains the …

Germany’s Difficult Breakup with Russian Energy

May 4th, 2022


The European Union announced a proposal to ban purchases of Russian oil exports, after Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, dropped its opposition. …

The Potential End of Roe v. Wade

May 3rd, 2022


A leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court indicates the court may be preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 precedent that established a constitutional right to an abortion. WSJ’s Brent Kendall explains what …

How Inflation is Causing Americans to 'Unretire'

May 2nd, 2022


Economic data from March revealed a new trend: hundreds of thousands of Americans are "unretiring" and returning to the workforce. WSJ's Harriet Torry reports that rising inflation is making retirement unsustainable for …

Why Airbnb Is Letting Employees Work Anywhere

April 29th, 2022


As many companies evaluate how to return to the office, Airbnb announced a new ‘work-from-anywhere’ policy that will let its employees work remotely …

The Rise of the Yimbys

April 28th, 2022


With rising housing prices and concerns about affordability, a new approach to solving the problem has emerged. Its answer is to build more housing …

Why Florida is Fighting with Walt Disney World

April 27th, 2022


Governor Ron DeSantis revoked the theme park's self-governing privileges after Disney opposed Florida's "Don’t Say Gay" bill. WSJ's Robbie Whelan explains the fight that led to this decision and what it might mean for …

Afghanistan’s Desperation Economy

April 26th, 2022


Afghanistan is dealing with an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, which has accelerated since the Taliban took power. Jobs are scarce, the nation’s suffering a devastating drought and Afghans are going hungry. As WSJ’s …

Elon Musk is Actually Buying Twitter

April 25th, 2022


Twitter announced today that it plans to sell itself to Elon Musk for $44 billion. WSJ’s Liz Hoffman explains the unusual nature of how the deal came …

The Quick End to CNN+

April 22nd, 2022


In late March, CNN launched its new streaming service, CNN+. But less than a month later, it’s shutting down. WSJ’s Joe Flint explains how this …

How Biden Plans to Tackle Student Debt

April 21st, 2022


The Biden administration announced plans this week to reduce the student loan burden for millions of people in the U.S. WSJ’s Gabriel T. Rubin …

Will France Elect a Far-Right President?

April 20th, 2022


France votes for its next president on Sunday and polls show far-right candidate Marine Le Pen closing in on incumbent centrist, Emmanuel Macron. …

Starbucks CEO Faces Brewing Union Efforts

April 19th, 2022


After a Starbucks store in New York state successfully unionized last year, a movement has begun at the coffee giant's stores across the country — …

Amazon Takes On SpaceX in Battle for Space Internet

April 18th, 2022


Amazon's Project Kuiper is planning dozens of launches to send satellites into space in order to sell internet to consumers on Earth. But it's up against a big competitor: Elon Musk’s Starlink. WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg …

Red-Flag Laws, Their Application and One Mother’s Experience

April 15th, 2022


A year ago, Brandon Hole killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. His mother, Sheila, had tried to get law enforcement to take away …

Elon Musk’s $43 Billion Offer to Buy Twitter

April 14th, 2022


After buying a sizable amount of Twitter’s shares, Elon Musk is now gunning for the entire company. Today, he announced a bid to buy Twitter for about $43 billion. As WSJ’s Tim Higgins explains, Musk is framing the move …

Russia's Central Banker Dismantles What She Built

April 13th, 2022


Elvira Nabiullina, governor of the Russian Central Bank, has spent decades working to integrate Russia into the global economy. But Russia's invasion …

Why Workers Can’t Get Enough Hours, Even in a Jobs Boom

April 12th, 2022


American workers quit a record 47 million jobs in 2021. Despite conventional wisdom, they’re not always leaving to pursue their dreams. Instead, many employees aren’t getting enough hours. WSJ’s Te-Ping Chen explains …

Why So Many Russians Are Going to Turkey

April 11th, 2022


Since the invasion of Ukraine, thousands of Russians have flown to Turkey, many arriving with cash in their suitcases. WSJ’s Jared Malsin explains why Turkey — a member of NATO — has been so welcoming to Russians while …

The Basquiat Sisters on Managing One of Art's Hottest Brands

April 8th, 2022


Jean-Michel Basquiat's art has sold for over $100 million and his name and work has been licensed for all kinds of merchandise, from Gap to Coach. …

One Ukrainian Factory Owner Joins the War Effort

April 7th, 2022


Shamil Malachiyev helps run his family's business: one of the largest grain mills in southern Ukraine. He explains how his business has been forced to adapt to war and how he's pitching in on the fight against the …

Elon Musk's Twitter Surprise

April 6th, 2022


Elon Musk, the world's richest man, announced this week that he is now Twitter's largest shareholder and has a seat on the board. WSJ's Rob Copeland …

Carl Icahn, Activist Investor, Takes on Pork

April 5th, 2022


Activist investor Carl Icahn has made billions of dollars taking stakes in companies and pressuring them to make changes. Now, Icahn is doing that …

‘We Just Took Down Amazon:’ Activist on Amazon’s First U.S. Union

April 4th, 2022


On Friday, workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New York voted to unionize. Chris Smalls, the man who’s led the unionization effort, reflects on how the Amazon Labor Union got here, what’s next and how his …

An Undercover Operation to Reveal an Alleged Ponzi Scheme

April 1st, 2022


Over the last few weeks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating an alleged Ponzi scheme that attracted hundreds of investors. The alleged fraud was uncovered by a group of whistleblowers and an …

Bribes, Cartels, and Extradition: How a Honduran President Became a U.S. Target

March 31st, 2022


Former President Juan Orlando Hernández promised to combat corruption, violence and drug cartels. But U.S. prosecutors allege he took bribes from …

The TikTok That Changed College Hoops

March 30th, 2022


University of Oregon forward Sedona Prince’s viral TikTok from the 2021 NCAA women’s tournament led to a gender-equity investigation in college …

The Beef Between Cattle Ranchers and Meatpackers

March 29th, 2022


While beef prices are up at the meat counter, cattle ranchers aren't cashing in. Some blame America’s meat-processing giants, which they say underpay for livestock. We talk to Trey Wasserburger about how he and fellow …

The Supply Chain Saga at One Port

March 28th, 2022


Last year, Covid led to enormous slowdowns along the supply chain, especially at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. WSJ's Paul Berger explains …

Why Uber Is Hailing New York City Cabs

March 25th, 2022


When Uber first started over a decade ago, the company had one huge competitor: The taxi industry. But after both businesses began to stall, the two former enemies began making nice. WSJ's Preetika Rana explains what …

Iran’s Secret System to Avoid Sanctions

March 24th, 2022


The U.S. and other Western nations have imposed harsh sanctions on Iran. But the country has built a clandestine financial system in order to endure them. WSJ’s Ian Talley explains how Iran did it, and what it means for …

War in Ukraine Hits Global Food Supplies

March 23rd, 2022


As Russian forces rampage through Ukraine, farmers are facing a growing list of barriers to planting and tending to their crops. That’s bad news for countries around the world that rely on Ukrainian imports. WSJ’s …

The Online Sleuths Fighting Russian Disinformation

March 22nd, 2022


The investigative group Bellingcat has won awards and international recognition for its work exposing misdeeds of authoritarian governments. We talk with Bellingcat’s executive director, Christo Grozev, about the …

How Disney's CEO Got Caught in Florida's Fight Over Gay Rights

March 21st, 2022


Since taking over Disney in early 2020, Bob Chapek has presided over a difficult period for the company. Now, a bill in Florida has become another …

Inside Chernobyl’s Hostage Crisis

March 18th, 2022


When Russia invaded Ukraine, it took control of the abandoned Chernobyl power plant, the site of worst nuclear disaster in history. Now, around 200 …

As Saudi Arabia Cools on the U.S., It Warms to China

March 17th, 2022


President Joe Biden wants Saudi Arabia to pump more oil, to alleviate global supply concerns amid sanctions on Russia. But the U.S.-Saudi relationship has grown so strained that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is …

Inflation at the Only Grocer in Town

March 16th, 2022


Inflation is forcing Frank Timberlake, owner of Rich Square Market in rural North Carolina, to raise prices on many of his products. The store is the …

Can Poland’s Economy Absorb Millions of Ukrainians?

March 15th, 2022


Nearly two million Ukrainians have flooded into Poland in the last few weeks. While Polish people have welcomed the refugees with open arms, …

Oatly Pioneered Oat Milk. Now it’s Struggling to Keep Up.

March 14th, 2022


With its cheeky advertising, Oatly helped invent the oat milk market. But now it’s having a hard time keeping up with all the demand it helped create. WSJ’s Khadeeja Safdar and Jesse Newman tell the story of the …

A Russian Car Maker Falls Back Into Soviet-Era Isolation

March 11th, 2022


This week, production of Lada cars, the icons of Russia’s auto industry, ground to a halt as Western sanctions cut off auto parts and supplies. WSJ's Nick Kostov tells the story of the famous car maker and explains why …

How Crypto Became Part of the War

March 10th, 2022


Since the invasion, cryptocurrency use has increased in both Russia and Ukraine. Michael Chobanian, the founder of the largest crypto exchange fund …

An Unexpected Strategy to Bring Gas Prices Down

March 9th, 2022


The United States banned Russian oil yesterday, its latest retribution against the invasion of Ukraine. The move is designed to hurt Russia's Vladimir Putin but is also likely to push America's soaring gas prices even …

Russia's Media Crackdown: 'The Future is Pretty Dark'

March 8th, 2022


Russia's only independent TV news channel, TV Rain, shut down last week amid a media crackdown in the country. A new law outlaws publishing what Russian authorities consider false information about the Ukraine invasion. …

Facebook's $10 Billion Advertising Exodus

March 7th, 2022


Last month, Facebook's parent, Meta Platforms, forecasted the company would lose $10 billion in advertising revenue this year. Small business owner …

The War in Ukraine Hits American Gas Prices

March 4th, 2022


President Biden had hoped to insulate Americans from the economic fallout of sanctioning Russia, one of the world's biggest oil producers. But oil …

Yachts, Soccer and Sanctioning Russian Oligarchs

March 3rd, 2022


This week, governments around the world have slapped sanctions on prominent Russian billionaires in retaliation for Russia's invasion of Ukraine. …

Russians, and Putin, Face the Fallout of War

March 2nd, 2022


As repercussions mount for the invasion of Ukraine, ordinary Russians are starting to feel the impact. WSJ's Ann M. Simmons details what it's like on the ground in Moscow and explains whether economic sanctions are …

A Ukrainian Tech CEO Reckons With War

March 1st, 2022


Since the Russian invasion, Ukrainian tech CEO Vitaly Sedler has been organizing efforts to move employees from conflict zones to safety. His company, Intellias, is one of Ukraine's biggest tech companies and is part of …

The Financial Punishment of Russia

February 28th, 2022


Over the weekend, countries around the world ratcheted up their punishment of Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Newly announced sanctions could …

The Man Leading Ukraine

February 25th, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was remaining in his nation's capital, Kyiv, even as Russian troops closed in. He urged Ukrainians to …

As Russia Invades, Ukrainians Weigh Fight or Flight

February 24th, 2022

Russia launched a full-scale invasion across Ukraine on Thursday. Now, Ukrainians are deciding between fleeing west or fighting back. We hear from …

How Putin Has Planned For Sanctions

February 23rd, 2022

Western leaders have threatened sweeping sanctions if Russia continues advancing into Ukraine. But can even the toughest sanctions avert full-scale …

The Labor Dispute That Has Baseball on Hold

February 22nd, 2022

Spring training for the baseball season was supposed to be underway this week. Instead, players and owners are locked in a labor dispute over their contract. WSJ's Jared Diamond explains why players' demands for more …

How an Art World Outsider Landed a $69 Million Sale

February 21st, 2022

After selling an NFT for $69 million, the digital artist known as Beeple says he's not trying to "blow up" the contemporary art world. And WSJ's …

Why NATO Is at the Center of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

February 18th, 2022

Russia continues to amass troops on the Ukrainian border, threatening an invasion. One of Russia's demands is that Ukraine never join NATO, the longstanding Western alliance. WSJ's Yaroslav Trofimov explains NATO's …

NBC's Olympic Bet on Peacock

February 17th, 2022

When NBCUniversal launched its streaming service, Peacock, in 2020, it had a rocky start. Now it's trying to regain its footing by live-streaming the Winter Olympics, along with new shows and movies. As WSJ's Lillian …

Remington's Surprising Sandy Hook Settlement

February 16th, 2022

Families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook mass shooting announced yesterday that they would receive a $73 million settlement from Remington, the …

How The Government Tied One Couple to Billions in Stolen Bitcoin

February 15th, 2022

A couple was charged last week with conspiring to launder bitcoins stolen in one of the biggest hacks in crypto history. WSJ's Paul Vigna explains …

Canada's Trucker Protests

February 14th, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers to end demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates, a day after …

If Russia Invades Ukraine, Can the U.S. Deliver on Sanctions?

February 11th, 2022

On Friday, a top White House official warned that Russia could invade Ukraine at any time. President Biden has promised tough sanctions if Russia …

The Coach Accusing the NFL of Discrimination

February 10th, 2022

As the Super Bowl approaches, the National Football League is tackling some big issues off the field. In a lawsuit against the league and three …

Frontier, Spirit and the Future of Low-Cost Airlines

February 9th, 2022

This week, Frontier announced its plan to buy Spirit Airlines. If approved, the merger would create the fifth-largest commercial airline in the US. …

A Fight for the Fed's Future

February 8th, 2022

Lawmakers last week questioned President Biden's picks for the Federal Reserve. Biden and the Democrats say the diverse slate of nominees will bring a new perspective to the central bank, but Republicans worry some …

The Business of Dua Lipa

February 7th, 2022

Dua Lipa is one of the biggest pop stars of the past two years. WSJ Magazine contributor Alan Light - and Dua Lipa herself - explain how a pivotal decision in 2020 helped fuel her success, and why she's decided to …

The Shock Exit of CNN's President

February 4th, 2022

CNN president Jeff Zucker suddenly resigned on Wednesday after announcing he had failed to disclose his romantic relationship with another senior …

The Real Cost of 15 Minute Grocery Delivery

February 3rd, 2022

A battle among fast grocery delivery companies is raging in New York and other U.S. cities. With millions of dollars of venture capital funding, …

Why U.S. Sponsors Are Keeping a Low Profile This Olympics

February 2nd, 2022

In the leadup to the 2018 Winter Games, U.S. Olympic sponsors unveiled high-profile ad campaigns. But this year, they're keeping mum. WSJ's Stu Woo explains how tensions between the US and China over human rights have …

Is This the End of the SAT?

February 1st, 2022

The pandemic forced many colleges to make standardized entrance exams like the SAT optional. Now, a lot of them are choosing to make the tests …

Google's Plan to Change Online Ads Isn't Going Well

January 31st, 2022

Last week, Google announced it is overhauling its plans for targeted online advertising after pushback from privacy advocates. The company's new plan …

Neil Young, Joe Rogan and Spotify's Balancing Act

January 28th, 2022

Earlier this week, rock star Neil Young asked Spotify to remove his music from its streaming service. He said it was in protest of covid …

Investors are Buying Up Homes. Cincinnati is Pushing Back

January 27th, 2022

Since the 2008 financial crisis, institutional investors have bought up thousands of homes around the country to rent out, crimping the supply of available homes for average buyers. But a new gambit by an economic …

Why Russia Fears Ukrainian National Pride

January 26th, 2022

With Russian troops amassing at Ukraine's border, many Ukrainians say they're willing to take up arms against Russia. WSJ's James Marson visited Kyiv, spoke to some prominent leaders and explains how a new sense of …

Peloton's Wild Ride

January 25th, 2022

Fitness company Peloton was once a pandemic favorite with booming sales and a surging stock price. But recently, it's suffered a reversal of fortune. …

The Fight Over the U.S. 5G Rollout

January 24th, 2022

Communications giants AT&T and Verizon have been investing billions of dollars into their 5G networks. But aviation regulators have warned for …

Is Now the Moment for the Four-Day Workweek?

January 21st, 2022

Earlier this month, Bolt, a startup in Silicon Valley, announced that employees can permanently work a four-day workweek. The company's founder and …

Grammys CEO on How He's Tackling One Challenge After Another

January 20th, 2022

The Grammys has come under fire in recent years for a lack of diversity among its members and its nominees. We speak with Grammy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. about how he's trying to rebuild trust among artists while at the …

Why Microsoft Is Paying $75 Billion for Activision Blizzard

January 19th, 2022

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its biggest acquisition ever: It'll buy the video gaming juggernaut Activision Blizzard for $75 billion. Microsoft's betting the deal will help it build a new way to sell games to …

Canada's Historic Settlement with Indigenous Peoples

January 18th, 2022

Earlier this month, Canada reached a landmark preliminary settlement with members of its indigenous community, capping a 15-year legal battle over …

The Stock Trading Scandals at the Federal Reserve

January 14th, 2022

Three top officials have recently retired early from the Federal Reserve amid controversy surrounding personal stock trading activity. WSJ's Nick Timiraos explains what's led to the worst reputational crisis at the Fed …

Why This Week's Child-Tax-Credit Checks Aren't Coming

January 13th, 2022

Democrats gambled that their expanded child tax credit would be so popular, Congress wouldn't let it lapse. It just lapsed. WSJ's Richard Rubin …

The Obscure Players Keeping the NBA in Business

January 12th, 2022

More than half of the NBA's players have tested positive for Covid-19 this season as the highly contagious Omicron variant sweeps the country. WSJ's Ben Cohen explains how the NBA has had to tap into its developmental …

Workers Are Burnt Out. Can Companies Fix It?

January 11th, 2022

Workplace burnout is on the rise, with resignations at an all-time high. WSJ's Ray A. Smith reports that employers are scrambling to find ways to combat it. And we hear from a woman who says professional burnout sent …

Pfizer's CEO on Omicron, a Fourth Shot and 2022

January 10th, 2022

Pfizer has sold and distributed billions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, generating an estimated $36 billion in sales last year. CEO Albert Bourla …

What's Russia Doing in Kazakhstan?

January 7th, 2022

After a steep rise in gas prices, violent protests broke out in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan. Dozens have been killed, most of the …

Why At-Home Covid-19 Tests Are So Hard to Find

January 6th, 2022

Months after they first came on the market, at-home Covid-19 tests are still scarce in some parts of the country. But it didn't have to be this way. WSJ's Brianna Abbott unpacks the decisions and circumstances that led …

How College Professors Got Caught Up in U.S.-China Tensions

January 5th, 2022

The Department of Justice has charged about two dozen academic researchers in the U.S. over suspicions they may be secretly helping China. But WSJ's Aruna Viswanatha explains universities see the government's actions as …

Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty

January 4th, 2022

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes promised investors that her company could revolutionize blood tests. But after 11 wire-fraud charges and 15 weeks of a …

Mariah Carey on the Rise of Her Christmas Anthem

December 24th, 2021

Mariah Carey released "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in 1994 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 …

How The 'Apes' Took Over AMC

December 23rd, 2021

AMC, the world's largest movie-theater chain, is now over 80% owned by everyday investors. Which means CEO Adam Aron has a new boss: The 'apes.' WSJ's Alexander Gladstone and Erich Schwartzel introduce the online …

Purdue's $4.5 Billion Opioid Settlement Got Thrown Out. Now What?

December 22nd, 2021

Last week, a federal judge overturned a roughly $4.5 billion settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family, who …

The Man in the Middle of the Fight Over Jan. 6

December 21st, 2021

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol believe former chief of staff Mark Meadows holds critical knowledge about how the Trump …

A Toy Maker Battles the Global Supply Chain

December 20th, 2021

Toymaker John Hansen III needs his products in stock by the holidays. This year, manufacturing delays, port backups, and a trucking shortage made …

The Shadow Crisis Unfolding in One Doctor's Clinic

December 17th, 2021

Dr. Christine Hancock is a primary care doctor in Washington state. Early in the pandemic, Dr. Hancock thought her patients would be hit hard by …

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Omicron and the Covid-19 Stalemate

December 16th, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease official, says we are at a stalemate in the war against Covid-19. New coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom just hit a record high as the Omicron variant spreads. …

Can 'Immersive' Van Gogh Beat the Real Thing?

December 15th, 2021

The painter Vincent Van Gogh is having a moment. Right now, multiple companies are battling to sell tickets to dozens of immersive shows of his work, …

The Fed's Shifting Inflation Message

December 14th, 2021

For months, the Federal Reserve has predicted that inflation was "transitory" - that it would go away on its own. But recently, Fed officials have …

Will Omicron Require New Covid Vaccines?

December 13th, 2021

Since the identification of the Omicron variant, vaccine makers - like Pfizer and Moderna - have been racing to figure out if the existing Covid-19 …

Back Stage at a Metaverse Concert

December 10th, 2021

Pop star Tai Verdes is the latest among a slew of stars performing concerts in the metaverse, a virtual world growing in popularity. Verdes and WSJ's …

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern on Her Change in Covid Strategy

December 9th, 2021

New Zealand ended its Covid-19 elimination strategy after an outbreak triggered a months-long lockdown in the country's largest city. Now, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has put in place a phased reopening plan. We talk …

Inside the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

December 8th, 2021

Today the defense rested in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos. WSJ's Sara Randazzo takes us inside the trial, from the …

Elon Musk on Why He Wants More Robots and Less Government

December 7th, 2021

What does the world's richest person think about the role of government and the future of robots and space travel? Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and …

How the Pandemic Helped Fix Retail

December 6th, 2021

Some in the retail industry thought the pandemic could end in-store shopping as we know it. But brick-and-mortar retailers weren't destroyed, and …

The Designer Who Made Streetwear Luxury

December 3rd, 2021

Designer Virgil Abloh became the first Black American to hold a top creative job at a major luxury label. Abloh, who was artistic director of …

The Fallout From Turkey's Economic Experiment

December 2nd, 2021

Turkish President Erdogan is pushing ahead with an unusual economic plan for his country that is based on slashing the value of the currency. As the Turkish lira has plunged, inflation has spiked and Turkish citizens …

How Gas Prices Are Weighing on Biden's Climate Agenda

December 1st, 2021

Gasoline prices are on the rise. To avoid a political backlash, President Biden is pushing to increase the global oil supply in hopes that will …

The Rise of Binance - And The Effort to Reel It In

November 30th, 2021

Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency trading platform, surged by operating from nowhere in particular - without offices, licenses, or …

Why South Africa Sounded the Alarm Over Omicron

November 29th, 2021

On Friday, the World Health Organization labeled a new variant of the coronavirus, called Omicron, as a variant of concern. WSJ's Gabriele Steinhauser explains how scientists in South Africa noticed it so quickly, and …

The Biotech Startup that Became an FBI Target

November 24th, 2021

We are bringing you the complete story of uBiome. It was a biotech company with promise: charismatic leaders, an exciting product and lots of venture-capital funding. So why did the FBI end up raiding its office? And …

A Player Goes Missing, and Women's Tennis Takes on China

November 23rd, 2021

A post on tennis player Peng Shuai's social-media account made a startling accusation: that a former top official of the Chinese Communist Party had …

Why Older Americans Are Fleeing the Workforce

November 22nd, 2021

Compared with pre-pandemic estimates, hundreds of thousands more Americans have retired in the last 18 months. We hear from two recent retirees, and …

A Videogame Giant Confronts a Culture Crisis

November 19th, 2021

Activision Blizzard, one of the world's biggest videogame makers, is facing multiple investigations over sexual harassment and workplace misconduct. …

How Puff Bar Became the Most Popular Vape for Kids

November 18th, 2021

Last year, the FDA cracked down on flavored vapes in hopes of combatting a rise in teen vaping. But thanks to a loophole in the FDA's rule, sweet, …

Ford and GM's Battle for the Hottest Electric Vehicle Startup

November 17th, 2021

Rivian, the Amazon-backed electric vehicle company, went public earlier this month in the biggest IPO since 2014. But before that, Detroit giants General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. fought over partnering with …

Taylor Swift's Push to Change Music Ownership

November 16th, 2021

In 2019, Taylor Swift announced she would re-record her first six albums after they fell into the hands of talent agent Scooter Braun. Last week she …

The End of the GE Era

November 15th, 2021

With a reputation as the company whose leaders knew how to run any kind of business, General Electric once made everything from lightbulbs to jet …

What Went Wrong at uBiome, Part 2

November 12th, 2021

uBiome raised millions of dollars in venture funding with the promise that insurance companies would pay for its customers' microbiome tests. But …

The Labor Shortage That's Causing More Labor Shortages

November 10th, 2021

One reason people can't go back to work is because they can't find childcare, and they can't find childcare because there's a shortage of childcare workers. WSJ's Kris Maher explains why the economics of the industry …
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