The Journal.

The Journal.

The Journal.

CATEGORY: Business
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.
  1. May 14, 2021
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    Instagram for Kids Isn't Getting Many Likes
    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…
  2. May 13, 2021
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    Ransomware, a Pipeline and a Gas Shortage
    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,…
  3. May 12, 2021
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    The NFT Craze Explained
    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 tec…
  4. May 11, 2021
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    WeWork's CEO on the Future of Work
    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 wit…
  5. May 10, 2021
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    The Covid Vaccine Patent Problem
    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 g…
  6. May 07, 2021
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    When Elon Musk Moves In Next Door
    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 explai…
  7. May 06, 2021
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    Chevron and the Amazon: A 28-year Legal Battle
    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 co…
  8. May 05, 2021
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    'It's on Fire': Why the Housing Market Is Booming
    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 bo…
  9. May 04, 2021
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    India's Social Media Crackdown
    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 glo…
  10. May 03, 2021
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    Three Women of Color on Their Pandemic Finances
    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 wh…
  11. April 30, 2021
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    The 'Jeopardy!' Showrunner on the Search for a New H…
    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 executi…
  12. April 29, 2021
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    The Strange Economics of the Lumber Market
    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…