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September 17, 2019
Major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were bombed over the weekend. WSJ's Rory Jones saw the aftermath of the attacks, and he explains what it means for the world's oil supply and tensions in the Middle East.
September 16, 2019
PG&E, California's biggest utility, has a long record of run-ins with regulators. WSJ's Rebecca Smith reports on over two decades of misconduct at the company.
September 13, 2019
Democrats have a new idea for how to tax the richest Americans: taxing wealth, not just income. Rich Rubin breaks down three plans, from Joe Biden, Julian Castro and Elizabeth Warren.
September 12, 2019
Attorneys general from 48 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico announced an antitrust investigation into Google's advertising business this week. Rob Copeland explains how Google's ad business works, how it grew so large and what has investigators concerned.
September 11, 2019
John Bolton, President Trump's national security adviser, left the White House on Tuesday. WSJ's Michael Bender explains why Bolton and the president parted ways.
September 10, 2019
Netflix changed entertainment with binge watching and streaming. Now, competitors like Disney are trying to use Netflix's playbook against it.
September 9, 2019
Voters are heading to the polls in North Carolina on Tuesday for a closely watched special election. How certain people vote may offer clues for how next year's presidential election could go.
September 6, 2019
Emails disclosed this week at the University of Southern California show how the school weighed donations in considering whether to admit students. Plus, the story of the SAT's "adversity score."
September 5, 2019
The inside story of how the founder of one of the first DNA-test companies, FamilyTreeDNA, wrestled with the choice to let the FBI use his company's database.
September 4, 2019
Office-space startup WeWork was last valued at $47 billion. WSJ's Eliot Brown looks at the questions around WeWork's business model and CEO as it prepares to go public.
September 3, 2019
In an interview with WSJ's Gerald Seib, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks about his time working for President Trump, the threats facing the U.S. around the world, and what he'd like to see more of in American politics.
August 30, 2019
Many people in the U.S. get paid every two weeks. The question is: Why? And does it need to be that way? Banking reporter Telis Demos looks at how the two-week pay cycle came to be and a new push to change it.
August 28, 2019
On Monday, a judge ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay Oklahoma $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis. And Tuesday, news broke that Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, is in talks to resolve more than 2,000 opioid cases in a deal worth as much as $12 billion. WSJ's Sara Randazzo explains what the past two days mean for the fight to hold drugmakers legally accountable.
August 26, 2019
This summer, more worrying signs about the health of the American economy have emerged. WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath explains the tricky position the U.S. finds itself in if a slowdown arrives.
August 23, 2019
A WSJ investigation has found that thousands of items offered by third-party sellers on Amazon have been declared unsafe, are deceptively labeled, or have been banned by federal regulators. Alexandra Berzon and Justin Scheck share the findings of their reporting.
August 21, 2019
Broadband providers have marketed faster internet speeds for years, selling consumers on the promise that faster is better. The Wall Street Journal's Shalini Ramachandran and Thomas Gryta looked into whether that's actually the case.
August 19, 2019
What happened to the city that raised its minimum wage to the highest in the nation? Jim Carlton and Eric Morath look at Emeryville, California's big experiment, and what happens when the minimum wage goes north of $15.
August 16, 2019
For ten weeks, protestors have taken to the streets of Hong Kong. Natasha Khan explains how Hong Kong's recent history plays into the tensions and what the protests mean for the future of the city.
August 14, 2019
A Wall Street Journal investigation shows that employees of Huawei, the Chinese telecom company, helped the governments of African nations intercept the communications of political opponents. Josh Chin tells the story of how Huawei technicians helped governments crack down.
August 12, 2019
FedEx last week said it would stop shipping packages for Amazon. Paul Ziobro and Dana Mattioli talk about why FedEx essentially cut ties with a company that would seem to be its perfect customer.
August 9, 2019
As the trade war escalated into an emerging currency fight this week, the U.S. labeled China a currency manipulator. A similar historical rivalry - between the U.S. and Japan in the 1980s - shows how these types of battles can play out. Mike Bird explains.
August 7, 2019
What's better: promoting e-cigarettes to help smokers quit, or restricting vaping so teens don't pick up a new nicotine addiction? Jennifer Maloney explains the challenges vaping company Juul poses to public health officials. Plus, Tripp Mickle on a mystery in the Apple App Store.
August 5, 2019
This weekend, two mass shootings claimed at least 31 lives. One of those shootings took place at the nation's largest private employer: Walmart. Reporters Valerie Bauerlein and Sarah Nassauer discuss the shooter's intentions and the implications for large retailers.
August 2, 2019
Capital One has prided itself on being a tech-forward bank. But earlier this year, the bank got hacked, and 106 million people had their information stolen. AnnaMaria Andriotis and Liz Hoffman talk about what happened and what it means for financial institutions.
July 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve cut rates today for the first time since 2008. The cut comes after a year of pressure from President Trump. Nick Timiraos looks at what factored into the central bank's decision. Plus, a word on your wallet.
July 26, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein, the financier recently indicted on sex trafficking charges, built a fortune of more than half a billion dollars. Ken Brown explains how Epstein amassed his wealth, and Jenny Strasburg looks at Deutsche Bank's role in Epstein's recent financial dealings.
July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson is now Prime Minister of the U.K. This raises the likelihood that the country could leave the European Union without a plan in place. Jason Douglas explains the economic impacts. Plus, what the company that made whistles for the Titanic has to do with it.
July 19, 2019
With all of the new technology that employees use at the office, companies have a lot more data on what their workers are doing. It is now cheaper and easier than ever for employers to spy on them. Sarah Krouse explains what's happening, and why there's little you can do about it. Plus, how a film critic finagled a trip to the moon launch.
July 17, 2019
Some investors say that for Uber to truly succeed, it needs to eliminate its competition. After two disappointing listings, can Uber and Lyft co-exist? Maureen Farrell has been covering Uber and Lyft's IPOs. Plus, a boss gets a major shock when he tries to help a sick employee. Update: Lyft raised more than $2 billion in its IPO. An earlier version of this episode incorrectly stated that Lyft raised a little over $1 billion.
July 12, 2019
One company set out to make a new shoe entirely in the United States and learned it is much more complex than making a grilled cheese sandwich. Ruth Simon talks about her recent trip to a boot manufacturer in Red Wing, Minnesota.
July 10, 2019
The exurbs, the regions far beyond a city center, are back. Home building and sales are rising. But the housing rebound in these areas comes as the rest of the housing market has slowed. WSJ's Laura Kusisto explains what it could mean.
July 5, 2019
One company was responsible for some of the biggest wildfires that have swept through California in the past few years, killing more than 100 people. That company? PG&E Corp., California's largest electric utility. As the state enters wildfire season, WSJ U.S. Energy Editor Miguel Bustillo talks about the company and what's in store.
July 3, 2019
Got a burst pipe or a broken down car? That plumber or mechanic you found on Google Maps might not be where they say they are. Or they might not be anywhere at all. Reporters Rob Copeland and Katie Bindley have found that hundreds of thousands of the listings on Google Maps aren't what they claim to be.
June 28, 2019
Some Democratic politicians are talking about a future where college is free. For one city, that's already the case. Education reporter Josh Mitchell went there, and on this episode he shares what he learned.
June 26, 2019
The U.S. just hit the 10-year mark of nonstop economic growth. In July, the economy will have grown for longer than any stretch in its history. But who or what might kill this expansion? Reporter Jon Hilsenrath explains.
June 19, 2019
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