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. November 30, 2020
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    Janet Yellen's Biggest Challenge Yet
    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.
  2. November 27, 2020
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    The Agony and Ecstasy of Tab
    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 o…
  3. November 24, 2020
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    One Nurse, Three Covid Hotspots
    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…
  4. November 23, 2020
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    Why Conservatives Are Turning to Parler
    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 as…
  5. November 20, 2020
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    The Creator of the Record-Setting Covid Vaccine
    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 Pancevsk…
  6. November 19, 2020
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    While Airlines Shrink, Southwest Goes Big
    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 befo…
  7. November 18, 2020
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    How Fraud and Waste Seeped Into a Covid Stimulus Pro…
    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…
  8. November 17, 2020
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    Georgia's Secretary of State Defends the Election
    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 t…
  9. November 16, 2020
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    Why the Biggest IPO Ever Blew Up
    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.
  10. November 16, 2020
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    The Agency Holding Up Biden's Transition
    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 Serv…
  11. November 13, 2020
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    Would a Biden Administration Push for Covid Lockdown…
    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 w…
  12. November 10, 2020
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    The Next Challenge for Pfizer's Covid Vaccine
    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…
  13. November 09, 2020
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    The Iowa Pollster Who Got It Right
    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 sh…
  14. November 07, 2020
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    Joe Biden Wins the Presidency
    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…
  15. November 06, 2020
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    Inside Pennsylvania's Vote Count
    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.
  16. November 05, 2020
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    Democrats Spent Big on the Senate. It Didn't Go Well…
    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 uncalle…
  17. November 04, 2020
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    A Close Election and the Legal Challenges Ahead
    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.
  18. November 04, 2020
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    Special Election Episode: How the Night Unfolded
    What happened last night? Our reporters took us on the ground with both campaigns as the results came in.
  19. November 03, 2020
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    Election Day in Three Battleground States
    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 v…
  20. November 02, 2020
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    California Votes on the Gig Economy
    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 lik…

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