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The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet

The most important stories about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, with Jessica Mendoza. The Journal is... more

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Episodes

The Hidden Life of Google’s Secret Weapon

Joshua Wright was a star in the world of antitrust, from his time at the Federal Trade Commission to his... more

13 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
Elon Musk’s Unusual Relationships With Women at SpaceX

The billionaire founder showed several female employees at SpaceX an unusual amount of attention or pursued them. WSJ's Joseph Palazzolo... more

12 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
New York’s U-Turn on a Plan to Reduce Traffic

The nation’s first congestion-pricing plan was set to take effect at the end of June. But last week, New York... more

11 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
Shein: Fast Fashion, Slow IPO

The fast-fashion giant hoped to have a splashy U.S. public offering this year. WSJ's Shen Lu explains how the divide... more

10 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 4: The Disruptors

The rising popularity of GLP-1 drugs could cause all kinds of ripple effects. According to one estimate, 9% of the U.S.... more

09 Jun 2024 · 43 minutes
‘It Came out of Nowhere’: The Rise of Dr Pepper

There is a new contender in the cola wars, and it isn’t a cola. It’s Dr Pepper. WSJ’s Jennifer Maloney... more

07 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
Why Biden Is Cracking Down on Asylum at the Border

President Biden unveiled a last-ditch effort to lower illegal crossings at the southern border this week. The move focuses on... more

06 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
Behind Closed Doors, Biden’s Age is Showing

For much of his career, Biden built a reputation as a master negotiator. He’s known for his detailed knowledge of... more

05 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
A Conversation with Alphabet’s Captain of Moonshots

Astro Teller, the CEO of Aphabet’s X, runs a lab dedicated to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems... more

04 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
Mexico Has a New President. Will She Be Different?

Claudia Sheinbaum, the former mayor of Mexico City, will become Mexico’s first female president. Sheinbaum has pledged to be a... more

03 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 3: Brad

Bradley Olson has tried a lot of different diets over his 20-year weight-loss journey, including popular programs like WeightWatchers. But... more

02 Jun 2024 · 48 minutes
The Origin Story of Trump's Guilty Verdict

A New York jury has found former President Donald Trump guilty on 34 charges. WSJ reporter Joe Palazzolo recalls the... more

31 May 2024 · 24 minutes
The Big Short: China Edition

For years, China’s real estate market was booming. Developers, home buyers and Western banks rushed to invest. But the boom... more

30 May 2024 · 24 minutes
The Trustbuster Taking on Ticketmaster

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter heads the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He speaks with Ryan Knutson about the DOJ’s... more

29 May 2024 · 21 minutes
$2.8 Billion for College Athletes and a New World for the NCAA

For over a century, the NCAA has refused to pay athletes. After a recent settlement, that’s going to change. The... more

28 May 2024 · 18 minutes
Introducing Science Vs - Ozempic: Is It Scarier Than We Thought?

Trillion Dollar Shot, our new series about drugs like Ozempic, will be back next week. Until then, we think you’d... more

26 May 2024 · 42 minutes
The First Person to Get Elon Musk’s Neuralink Brain Chip

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is on a mission to enable humans to communicate with computers using their thoughts. Now they have... more

24 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Could Paris Hilton Create the 'Next Disney?'

Paris Hilton and her husband, VC investor Carter Reum, talk about "strict" parenting, the importance of A.I. and the huge... more

23 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Years After Surfside Collapse, Florida Condos Are In Crisis

Florida condominium buildings are undergoing inspections after the state set new requirements for how often the structures are put to... more

22 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Why Israel and Hamas Could Be Headed Into a Forever War

Seven months into the war, Hamas is far from defeated. The Islamist militant group is using guerrilla tactics and a... more

21 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Did ‘Roaring Kitty’ Just Spark a Meme Stock Sequel?

Meme stocks took off last week after an unexpected tweet appeared from “Roaring Kitty,” a social media account associated with... more

20 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 2: Bank Breakers

As demand for the new class of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs skyrockets, one thing has stood in the way of many... more

19 May 2024 · 41 minutes
The Race to Save an Iconic Train From Falling Into the Ocean

The Pacific Surfliner train in Southern California runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in America. But some fear... more

17 May 2024 · 21 minutes
The Life of One of Wall Street’s Greatest Investors

Jim Simons pioneered a revolution in financial trading, embracing a computer-oriented, quantitative style in the 1980s well ahead of Wall... more

16 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Live from Seattle: A Weird Economy + Election = ??

If the upcoming presidential election could be summed up by a song, what would it be? And will voters cast... more

15 May 2024 · 24 minutes
North Korea’s Propaganda Mastermind

For six decades, one man has been largely responsible for creating North Korea’s propaganda machine: Kim Ki Nam. He served... more

14 May 2024 · 18 minutes
How FTX Found Billions to Repay Customers

When FTX collapsed into bankruptcy in 2022, many customers never thought they'd see their money again. But FTX's assets have... more

13 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 1: Birth of a Blockbuster

Before Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound, there was Lotte Bjerre Knudsen. In the 1990s, the young scientist at the Danish drug... more

13 May 2024 · 41 minutes
A Lawyer Says He Doesn't Need Help for Psychosis. His Family Disagrees.

WSJ’s Julie Wernau wanted to test a hypothesis: are there more mentally ill homeless people now, compared to before the... more

10 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Can Chinese Customers Rescue Starbucks?

Starbucks has a problem: Sales at U.S. stores have fallen sharply and now the company is looking to China, its... more

09 May 2024 · 17 minutes
The Suitcases Full of Cash Flowing Through Airports

London and Dubai's international airports have become conduits for billions of dollars of illicit funds, potentially linked to corruption, drug... more

08 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Why Is Tesla Pulling Back on EV Charging?

Tesla announced last week that it’s laying off the team responsible for the biggest electric-vehicle charging network in the U.S.... more

07 May 2024 · 17 minutes
The 20,000 Steps to a Walmart Manager's Six-Figure Salary

Walmart is offering higher pay, bonuses and more stock options this year to retain and attract managers. WSJ’s Sarah Nassauer... more

06 May 2024 · 18 minutes
Guns and Death Threats in Canada’s Baby-Eel Fisheries

The high price of baby eels has triggered an upsurge in illegal fishing and criminal activity in Canada. Earlier this... more

03 May 2024 · 21 minutes
The NBA's Media Rights Are Up for Grabs. Billions Are at Stake.

The National Basketball Association is in advanced stages of a new round of media-rights deals. WSJ’s Amol Sharma unpacks why... more

02 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Mayhem at Paramount as Merger Looms

On Monday, Bob Bakish stepped down as CEO of Paramount, one of America’s most iconic media companies. WSJ’s Jessica Toonkel... more

01 May 2024 · 18 minutes
Trump Allies Draft Plans to Rein in the Fed

Donald Trump's allies have drafted plans to curb the Federal Reserve’s independence, should Trump win a second term. WSJ’s Andrew... more

30 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Amazon’s Secret Operation to Gather Intel on Rivals

For almost a decade, Amazon staff went undercover on Walmart, eBay and other marketplaces selling products under the guise of... more

29 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon on What's Next for the Economy

Jamie Dimon discusses his concerns about the future of the economy, the effect of overseas wars and the importance of... more

26 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Pro-Palestinian Protests and Arrests at U.S. Colleges

With a fresh round of pro-Palestinian protests sweeping campuses nationwide, university administrators are cracking down. WSJ’s Melissa Korn explains what... more

25 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
How Gambling Scandals Are Rocking Sports Leagues

Less than six years after a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for legal sports gambling, U.S. sports leagues are... more

24 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
Inside the White House's Scramble to Avert a Bigger Middle East War

Over the course of 19 days, U.S. officials raced to contain escalating tensions between Israel and Iran amid a series... more

23 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Donald Trump’s First Criminal Trial Is Underway

Former President Donald Trump is expected to spend the next six weeks in a Manhattan courtroom, defending himself against accusations... more

22 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
How Cyber Thieves Are Disrupting U.S. Goods

Reports of freight fraud are on the rise, vexing trucking companies and regulators. And victims say that they aren’t getting... more

19 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Think It’s Expensive to Buy a Home? Try Owning One.

It’s not just the cost of buying a home that’s going up. It’s also the hidden costs — like taxes,... more

18 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
Why the Fed Is Steering Away From Rate Cuts

Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell called into question whether the Fed will be able to lower interest rates this... more

17 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Many Cities Fear the ‘Doom Loop.’ St. Louis is in One.

Cities such as San Francisco and Chicago are trying to save their downtown office districts from spiraling into a doom... more

16 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
The Russian Military is Using Elon Musk’s Starlink

SpaceX’s satellite-internet devices are ending up in the hands of American adversaries and accused war criminals. WSJ’s Thomas Grove and... more

15 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Can the WNBA Cash in on the Caitlin Clark Effect?

Caitlin Clark has lifted women’s college basketball to new heights, setting records on and off the court. Now the Iowa... more

12 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
How Employer-Funded Child Care Can Work

Providing child care for employees may not seem like a savvy business choice, but some companies swear by it. WSJ’s... more

11 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
What Arizona's Abortion Ban Means for the 2024 Election

This week, the Arizona Supreme Court revived an abortion ban enacted in 1864, decades before the state's formation. WSJ's Laura... more

10 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Biden’s New Plan to Cancel Student Debt

The Biden administration is proposing a sweeping initiative to slash student debt for nearly 30 million borrowers. WSJ’s Andrew Restuccia... more

09 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Why No Labels’ Presidential Campaign Failed to Launch

No Labels, the centrist group which was trying to field a third-party presidential candidate, is abandoning its efforts to find... more

08 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
Janet Yellen Has a Warning for China

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is in China trying to discourage government officials and business leaders from flooding the world with... more

05 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
The Failures Inside Boeing's 737 Factory

In January, a door panel blew off a Boeing 737 MAX plane during an Alaska Airlines flight. Informal communication logs... more

04 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
A Deadly Strike on Aid Workers in Gaza

Amid an increasingly dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza, seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen were killed by an Israeli... more

03 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
The Battle Over Disney’s Board

Disney's business has been struggling in recent years, and there's a fight over how to fix it. On one side... more

02 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Ryanair: Cheap, Cramped and Making Its CEO a Fortune

Michael O’Leary has been running Ryanair for the past 30 years — the longest tenure of any major airline boss.... more

01 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
Six Days of Chaos at MGM’s Casinos

A gang of young criminals. A more than $30 million ransom. Casinos in disarray. WSJ’s Robert McMillan brings us inside... more

29 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
25 Years in Prison from “The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy”

Caitlin Ostroff and Rachel Humphreys attend Sam Bankman-Fried’s sentencing hearing and parse through the reasoning behind Judge Lewis Kaplan’s ruling... more

29 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Donald Trump’s Meme Stock Moment

Not long ago, Donald Trump’s social-media company, Truth Social, seemed like it was on life support. But when the company... more

28 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
The Baltimore Bridge Catastrophe

Early Tuesday morning, a 1,000-foot container ship lost power and plowed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge leaving six people... more

27 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
What Will Sam’s Sentence Be? from "The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy"

Caitlin Ostroff and Rachel Humphreys dive into a mountain of court filings to understand the arguments that will be made... more

27 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
Will Getting Rid of Bosses Fix the Workplace?

Bayer is throwing out the corporate playbook to try a radical experiment: getting rid of a huge swath of its... more

26 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Sam's Life in a Brooklyn Jail from "The Trial of Crypto's Golden Boy"

We’re back for Sam Bankman-Fried’s sentencing. After the crypto golden boy was found guilty on all counts in November, this... more

26 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
Why the U.S. Government Is Suing Apple

The Department of Justice announced a landmark lawsuit against Apple, alleging that it has built a monopoly in smartphones by... more

25 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Trump Needs $450 Million He Doesn’t Have

Donald Trump’s finances are under stress. He faces a $454 million judgment against him in a civil-fraud case. Meanwhile, his... more

22 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Is Fighting Misinformation Censorship? The Supreme Court Will Decide.

This week, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Biden administration unlawfully pressured tech companies to suppress social media posts... more

21 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Can Reddit’s IPO Survive Its Own Users?

The social-media platform Reddit is making its stock-market debut Thursday and is offering a chunk of shares in its initial... more

20 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
Why Women Are Leaving Goldman Sachs

When David Solomon became CEO of Goldman Sachs just over five years ago, he made promoting women to senior levels... more

19 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
How Two Binance Employees Ended Up Detained in Nigeria

Two Binance employees, Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, are being held by Nigerian authorities in a guarded house. According to... more

18 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
How a Psychiatrist Lost $400,000 on Gambling Apps

In November 2022, Kavita Fischer downloaded a casino app from DraftKings, one of the top online betting companies in the... more

15 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
The Cyberattack That’s Roiling Healthcare

Hospitals, pharmacies and medical groups have been reeling in the wake of last month’s ransomware attack on a company widely... more

14 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
House Passes Bill to Ban TikTok

Today the House voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill that would ban TikTok from operating in the U.S. or force... more

13 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
Rail Unions Normally Hate CEOs. Now They Are Trying to Save One.

About a year after a major train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, an activist investor is trying to oust Norfolk... more

12 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
Chinese-Made Cranes at U.S. Ports: A New Trojan Horse?

Nearly 80% of ship-to-shore cranes at U.S. ports are made by ZPMC, a Chinese state-owned company. In recent years, U.S.... more

11 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Why an Ivy League Basketball Team Voted to Unionize

This week the Dartmouth men’s basketball team voted to unionize, setting up a fight with the school over whether its... more

08 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
How Sam Altman’s Bromance With Elon Musk Turned Toxic

Sam Altman once called Elon Musk, one of his OpenAI co-founders, his hero. Now Musk is suing Altman, accusing him... more

07 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Biden vs. Trump: The Rematch Nobody Wants

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley suspended her bid for the Republican presidential nomination.That sets the stage for another matchup... more

06 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
Who Wants Non-Alcoholic Beer? Everyone, Apparently.

In 2017 Bill Shufelt was desperate. He’d quit his job at a hedge fund to start a business that sounded... more

05 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
From Ukrainian Teen to Russian Propaganda Star

When Russian troops invaded his hometown in 2022, Ukrainian teenager Denys Kostev filmed TikTok videos cursing Vladimir Putin and praising... more

04 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
Can Warner Bros. Uncancel J.K. Rowling?

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has come under fire in recent years for comments she’s made about gender and sex... more

01 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Why the FTC is Challenging a $25 Billion Supermarket Merger

The Federal Trade Commission is suing to block a $25 billion merger between two supermarket giants: Albertsons and Kroger.WSJ’s Patrick... more

29 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
The Downfall of Vice

Vice Media was a digital-media pioneer, built on provocative journalism and the promise of reaching younger audiences, a boon for... more

28 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Inside One Publisher’s Fight Against Book Bans

School districts and state legislatures have been ramping up efforts to ban certain books from school libraries and curricula. Last... more

27 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
The Deepfake Election Has Arrived

Days before the presidential primary in New Hampshire, thousands of people received a call from someone who sounded like President... more

26 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
Influencer Arielle Charnas’s Fashion Fail

Arielle Charnas is a fashion blogger turned influencer with over 1 million Instagram followers. In 2020, she launched her clothing... more

23 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
The Deal That Could Change Credit Cards

Capital One announced plans to buy Discover Financial Services in a $35 billion deal that marries two of the largest... more

22 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
Fentanyl Is Bad. ‘Tranq’ Might Be Worse.

The animal tranquilizer xylazine, also known as “tranq,” is finding its way into opioid supplies and wreaking havoc all over... more

21 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
‘It Felt Surreal’: A Cancer Diagnosis at 26

Meilin Keen was diagnosed with stomach cancer at 26. She’s part of a growing demographic of people who are getting... more

20 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Alexei Navalny, Putin’s Loudest Critic, Dies in a Russian Prison

For years, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny has been an outspoken critic and political foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Today,... more

16 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
The Deal to Hide Bad Actors in the Funeral Industry

Unethical funeral homes have exploited grieving customers for decades. What consumers may not know is that many of the industry’s... more

15 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Sam Altman’s $7 Trillion ‘Moonshot’

OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman kicked off an AI revolution with the viral ChatGPT. Now, Altman has set his... more

14 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
The Spectacular Fall of 23andMe

Five years ago, 23andMe was one of the buzziest startups in the world. Now, 23andMe’s stock is worth less than... more

13 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Why Three Media Giants Are Betting on Sports Streaming

While the National Football League was getting ready for yesterday’s Super Bowl, major news was announced that caught high-level NFL... more

12 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
The Epic Battle Between the 49ers and Their Home City

As the 49ers contend for Super Bowl rings this Sunday, the team has another battle to fight. The 49ers are... more

09 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Will the Supreme Court Kick Trump off the Ballot?

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump couldn’t appear on the presidential ballot because his actions on... more

08 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
The Day the Music Died on TikTok

Music from major artists like Taylor Swift and The Weeknd has been muted on TikTok after a licensing deal fell... more

07 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Mark Cuban on ‘Shark Tank,’ the Mavs and Elon Musk

Mark Cuban is best known as a panelist on the reality TV show “Shark Tank” and for his ownership of... more

06 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
Money, Drugs, Elon Musk and Tesla's Board

Elon Musk and some members of Tesla's board of directors have deep personal and financial ties. The connections are an... more

05 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
The UN Agency Accused of Links to Hamas

Amid a deepening humanitarian crisis in Gaza, no aid group has the reach of the United Nations Relief and Works... more

02 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Why Buying Paramount Global Won't Be Easy

Paramount Global is a media titan and lately potential buyers have been circling, hoping to get some of its parts.... more

01 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Ukraine's $30 Billion Problem

The U.S. and the European Union have promised Ukraine billions of dollars in new financial aid to keep the country... more

31 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Argentina’s New President Takes a Chainsaw to the Country’s Government

Argentine President Javier Milei took office in December promising a free-market revolution to fix the country’s ailing economy. In an... more

30 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
A Deadly Drone Attack and Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’

Three U.S. service members were killed and at least 34 injured in a drone strike in Jordan on Sunday. It’s... more

29 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
A Russian Billionaire, an Art Dealer and an Epic Feud

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev owned art by da Vinci, Picasso and Magritte. But over more than a decade, he says... more

26 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
How China's BYD Overtook Tesla

A few years ago, the founder of Chinese automaker BYD was worried the company might not survive. But last year,... more

25 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
The Company Taking on Apple’s Watch Technology

If you own an Apple Watch, you may have noticed the device’s pulse oximeter feature. Masimo, a medical technology company,... more

24 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
The Computer Glitch That Caused Nearly 1,000 Convictions

Between 1999 and 2015, some 983 people were convicted for stealing from post offices in the U.K. Some people ended... more

23 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
Smuggling Migrants Toward the U.S. Is a Booming Business

Hundreds of thousands of migrants try to get from South America to the United States each year. But first, they... more

22 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
How the Stanley Cup Became the Internet's Favorite Water Bottle

The Stanley Quencher, an insulated water bottle, is everywhere these days. And the popularity has been good for the company.... more

19 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
What Happens to Privacy in the Age of AI?

The AI industry is controlled by only a few powerful companies. Is that concentration of power dangerous? WSJ's Sam Schechner... more

18 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Food Fight: PepsiCo vs. Carrefour

Carrefour, one of the world’s biggest grocery chains, said it’s dropping PepsiCo products from roughly 10,000 stores across five European... more

17 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Bitcoin's Long Journey to the Stock Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the creation of Bitcoin ETFs, exchange-traded funds that buy the cryptocurrency, allowing retail... more

16 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Artificial: Episode 4, Behind Sam Altman’s Firing

When the OpenAI board ousted CEO Sam Altman last November, very few people knew exactly what was behind it. In... more

14 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
The 2024 College Financial Aid Mess

A student's financial aid package is one of the most important factors in students’ college decisions. WSJ’s Oyin Adedoyin tells... more

12 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Will Florida’s Plan to Get Cheap Drugs From Canada Work?

Florida recently became the first state to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration to import prescription drugs from... more

11 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
‘We Were Attacked’: Militants Upend Global Shipping

Houthi rebels have been attacking ships in the Red Sea for months. Now the U.S. and its allies have given... more

10 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
A Hole in a Plane and a Headache for Boeing

The last thing Boeing needed was more trouble with its 737 MAX jet. That is exactly what it got at... more

09 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
A Messy Start to the 2024 Presidential Election

Primaries that don’t count. An incumbent President’s write-in campaign. The 2024 election is off to a weird start. WSJ’s Eliza... more

08 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Artificial: Episode 3, ChatGPT

OpenAI launched ChatGPT with low expectations and little fanfare. But the chatbot was an instant hit and went on to... more

07 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
China Wants More Babies. Many Women Are Saying No.

The Chinese government is concerned about the country's birth rate. The population in China is now approximately 1.4 billion and... more

05 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Behind the Campaign to Push Harvard’s President Out

Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigned Tuesday, after being dogged for weeks by allegations of plagiarism and accusations that she... more

04 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
One Company’s Quest to Burst Apple’s Blue Bubble Texts

If you text on a smartphone, chances are you’ve seen the problem: blue text bubbles versus green texts. It's a... more

03 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
'The Ultimate Confidence Trickster': The Double Life of a Tech Exec

For more than three years, Jan Marsalek has been on the run. He was the jet-setting COO of Wirecard, the... more

02 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
The Taco Tuesday Fight Is Over

Earlier this year, we brought you the story of a New Jersey restaurant owner named Gregory Gregory, who took on... more

26 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Mariah Carey on the Rise of Her Christmas Anthem

We are off for the holidays, but still have a great episode for this Christmas weekend.Mariah Carey released "All I... more

22 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Inside an iPhone Heist

Thieves across the U.S. are stealing people’s iPhones, using them to loot victims’ bank accounts and personal information. After investigating... more

21 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
What Happened to GM’s All-Electric Bet?

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is 10 years into her tenure and deep into her quest to turn GM into... more

20 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Why an AI Pioneer Is Worried

Yoshua Bengio, known as a godfather of AI, is one of hundreds of researchers and tech leaders calling for a... more

19 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Who's Keeping Zombie Malls Alive?

There are hundreds of zombie malls throughout the U.S. WSJ's Kate King investigates why some of America's empty and dilapidated... more

18 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
The Wonderful Accident Behind a Christmas Classic

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of the most iconic Christmas movies. But when it first came out in 1946,... more

15 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Actors Recorded Videos for ‘Vladimir.’ It Turned Into Russian Propaganda.

Russia-aligned propagandists tricked celebrities like Elijah Wood, Pricilla Presley and Ice T into recording videos that would later be used... more

14 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
The Mysterious CEO Leading Shein to an IPO

In the decade since he co-founded Shein and turned it into one of the world's most popular fast-fashion brands, CEO... more

13 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Janet Yellen on Inflation and the U.S. Economy

Today, WSJ’s Chief Economics Correspondent Nick Timiraos sat down with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen who said inflation is “meaningfully coming... more

12 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Big Donors Clash with Universities Over Antisemitism, Free Speech

The president of the University of Pennsylvania, Liz Magill, resigned on Saturday, capping a tumultuous week at the Ivy League... more

11 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Artificial: Episode 2, Selling Out

OpenAI’s breakout product, ChatGPT, had humble origins. What started as a small research project ballooned into something much bigger: a... more

10 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Does Nikki Haley Have a Chance At Beating Trump?

Nikki Haley, former U.N. ambassador and governor of South Carolina, has been gaining traction in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.... more

08 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Meta Is Struggling to Boot Pedophiles Off Facebook and Instagram

Meta has spent months trying to fix child-safety problems on Instagram and Facebook. But as WSJ's Jeff Horwitz explains, the... more

07 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Why Goldman Sachs and Apple Weren't Happily Ever After

Apple has filed for divorce from its partnership with Goldman Sachs.. It also marks a swift about-face for a partnership... more

06 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Some Opioid Victims Are Challenging Purdue’s Settlement

The Supreme Court is weighing an $8-billion settlement between opioid victims, Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family. Two claimants explain... more

05 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
She Tried to Get Sober. She Got Scammed Instead.

For months, state and federal law-enforcement officials have been investigating a Medicaid scam in which hundreds of fraudulent sober-living homes... more

04 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Artificial: Episode 1, The Dream

In 2015, a group of Silicon Valley heavy-hitters met for a dinner that would change tech history. They believed that... more

03 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
Charlie Munger: Curmudgeon, Sage and Investing Legend

Billionaire investor Charlie Munger died Tuesday, just weeks short of his 100th birthday. Munger was vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and... more

01 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
The Oil Giant Hosting This Year’s U.N. Climate Summit

Dubai, a city known for private jets, giant yachts and other symbols of carbon-heavy living, is an awkward location for... more

30 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Lewd Photos, Booze and Bullying: Inside the FDIC’s Toxic Culture

A Journal investigation reveals a years-long culture of sexual harassment and intimidation at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a government... more

29 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Introducing - Artificial: The OpenAI Story

OpenAI was founded in 2015 as an idealistic nonprofit. Its goal was to build artificial general intelligence or AGI —... more

29 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
The Family Drama Inside Estée Lauder

Shares of Estée Lauder, the beauty giant, have plunged about 50% this year. And the members of the Lauder family... more

28 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
The Fall of (Another) Crypto King

Changpeng Zhao built Binance into the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and became one of the faces of crypto in the... more

27 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Pig-Butchering: A Texting Scam With a Crypto Twist

We’re off today, but we still have a great episode for you. A texting scam that originated in China is... more

24 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
Canned or Homemade? America’s Biggest Cranberry Company Wins Either Way

Ocean Spray’s farmers are responsible for 65% of the world’s cranberries. It’s not a publicly traded company. It’s not a... more

22 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Cheap Drones Are Transforming the Battlefield

Cheap drones, once the domain of hobbyists, are now in high demand on battlefields. Following Hamas's attack on October 7,... more

21 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
OpenAI’s Weekend of Absolute Chaos

OpenAI unexpectedly fired its CEO and co-founder Sam Altman on Friday. The move kicked off a series of twists and... more

20 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Why So Many Emergency Rooms Are Failing Kids in America

A Wall Street Journal investigation found that only 14% of emergency departments nationwide have been certified to treat kids. WSJ’s... more

17 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
Inflation Is Down. Unemployment Is Low. Is This a Soft Landing?

Inflation has been a big problem in the U.S. economy over the past couple of years. The Federal Reserve has... more

16 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
The Actors Strike Is Over. Who Won?

The longest actors strike in Hollywood history finally came to an end last week. WSJ’s Joe Flint explains why it... more

15 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
The Hospital at the Center of Israel’s War on Hamas

On Monday, Israeli troops reached Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa where Israel says Hamas conceals a major command center. WSJ’s Chao... more

14 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
China’s Plans for Its Unemployed Youth: Send Them Away

An economic downturn in China has resulted in historically high youth unemployment. At the same time, China’s leader Xi Jinping... more

13 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: What Happens Next?

The trial of Sam Bankman-Fried is over. Rachel Humphreys and Caitlin Ostroff reflect on their month at court and answer... more

10 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
He Thought Instagram Was Safe. Then His Daughter Got an Account.

Former Meta engineer Arturo Bejar thought he could help make Instagram safer after his daughter experienced harassment on the platform.... more

09 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Oregonians Decriminalized Hard Drugs. Now Many Regret It.

Oregon became the first state to decriminalize all drugs in 2020. The goal was to steer people to treatment who... more

08 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
WeWork: From $47 Billion Unicorn to Bankruptcy

WeWork, the office space coworking company, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The company’s decision comes after it struggled with debt and... more

07 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
A Case of Conspiracy in Real Estate

Home buyers and sellers face the prospect of major changes to the ways they pay their real-estate agents, following a... more

06 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
'Our Refinery Is On Fire': Two Brothers and a Deadly Explosion

Brothers Ben and Max Morrissey were killed over a year ago by an explosion at their workplace, an oil refinery... more

03 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Guilty On All Counts

A jury convicted FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried of stealing billions of dollars from customers and lenders, in what prosecutors called... more

03 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
Would You Pay to Use Instagram Without Ads?

Meta, the parent of Facebook and Instagram, will soon find out how much users in Europe are willing to pay... more

02 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Closing Arguments

Both the prosecution and the defense make their final pitches to the jury as FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial comes... more

02 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
The Two Scientists Taking Down Cold Medicines That Don't Work

Randy Hatton and Leslie Hendeles spent nearly two decades trying to convince the Food and Drug Administration that phenylephrine, a... more

01 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
How an Antiques Dealer Uncovered a Massive Museum Heist

A Danish antiques dealer named Ittai Gradel noticed a particular seller repeatedly listing valuable items for sale online at rock-bottom... more

31 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: The Government Grills SBF

Prosecutors have started to cross examine Sam Bankman-Fried on the witness stand. Rachel Humphreys and Caitlin Ostroff explore the competing... more

31 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Workers Win Big as UAW Strike Nears End

Today, General Motors became the last of the Detroit automakers to reach a tentative deal with the United Auto Workers... more

30 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Things Sam Is Testifying About

With the jury in attendance, Sam Bankman-Fried took the stand to testify in his defense. Rachel Humphreys and Caitlin Ostroff... more

28 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
TikTok Wants to Be More Like Amazon. Amazon Wants to Be More Like TikTok.

TikTok is launching its Shop feature in the U.S. after mixed success in other countries. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Inspire feature brings... more

27 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Bankman-Fried Testifies

After a short break, court is back in session as Sam Bankman-Fried takes the stand to testify in his defense.... more

27 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Mike Who? The New Speaker of the House

Just a few days ago, Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana was so unknown that fellow Republicans had to google his... more

26 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Two Parents on a Crusade to Free Their Son

WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Russia in March while on a reporting trip. He is being held in... more

25 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
A Tiny Crew, a Wooden Boat and a Mission to Hit Back at China

The Philippines and China are in an ongoing dispute over competing territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.... more

24 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Will Israel Face a Second Front?

As Israel’s war with Hamas enters its third week, increased violence in the West Bank and on the border with... more

23 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
A Conversation with OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Mira Murati

Two of the creators of ChatGPT discuss job disruption, data and the ‘person-ness’ of AI chatbots with WSJ’s Joanna Stern.  Further... more

20 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
What We Know About the Gaza Hospital Blast

On Tuesday evening, an explosion rocked a hospital in northern Gaza where hundreds were sheltering from Israeli airstrikes. The Gaza... more

19 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Where Did The Money Go?

Over the course of Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial, the jury has seen evidence and heard testimony about the money circulating through... more

19 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Disney Gets Into Gambling

After years of internal debate, Disney did a deal with a gambling company and will launch a betting app next... more

18 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
The Hostage Crisis in Gaza

More than a week after Hamas militants launched a deadly attack on Israel, the fate of around 200 hostages held... more

17 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Nishad Singh Speaks Up

Nishad Singh— another critical member of Sam Bankman-Fried’s inner circle— testified Monday saying FTX customer money was used to fund... more

17 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Israel-Hamas War Tests Musk's Content Policies

The war between Israel and Hamas is one of the biggest tests of social-media’s content policing in years. Platforms have... more

16 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
2023: The Year of the Strike

Americans are walking off the job at a rate not seen in years. The U.S. has lost seven million workdays... more

13 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Cross Examining Caroline Ellison

Caroline Ellison took the stand for a third day as attorneys for Sam Bankman-Fried questioned her about her role in... more

13 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
For Palestinians Trapped in Gaza, There's No Way Out

As Israel retaliates against Hamas for its deadly attack Saturday, it has launched unrelenting air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza. Neighborhoods,... more

12 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Caroline Ellison

Caroline Ellison, the former CEO of Alameda, took the stand for a second day Wednesday. Producer Rachel Humphreys and WSJ’s... more

12 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
Why the House Still Doesn’t Have a Speaker

The U.S. House of Representatives has been without a Speaker for more than a week. Now, Republicans say that they... more

11 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Caroline Ellison Speaks

Caroline Ellison met Sam Bankman-Fried trading at Jane Street. The two would go on to have a close professional and... more

11 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
The War Between Israel and Hamas

Early Saturday, Hamas fired thousands of rockets into Israel as its fighters poured across the border from Gaza, killing hundreds... more

10 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Introducing: WSJ's Take On the Week

We're off today for the holiday, but we still have an episode for you!WSJ's Take On the Week is a... more

09 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: The First Key Witness

Gary Wang, FTX’s former chief technology officer, took the stand in the government’s case against Sam Bankman-Fried. Producer Rachel Humphreys... more

07 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
What Is Amazon's Secret ‘Project Nessie’?

When the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Amazon last week, there was a big redacted section. WSJ’s Dana... more

06 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
NYC’s Food Delivery Workers Fight for a Minimum Wage

A legal battle is unfolding in New York City over a law that sets a roughly $18 minimum wage for... more

05 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Opening Arguments

With a jury selected, lawyers from the prosecution and defense make their opening statements. Rachel Humphreys and WSJ’s Caitlin Ostroff... more

05 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Philip Morris Tried to Pivot to Pharmaceuticals. It Didn't Go Well.

In 2021, Philip Morris International acquired three pharmaceutical companies for more than $2 billion as part of a plan to... more

04 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy: Jury Selection

On the first day of trial, Sam Bankman-Fried debuts a new haircut and the judge begins the process of selecting... more

04 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Ford vs. GM: A Battle to Shape the Future of EVs in America

Long-time rivals ​​Ford and General Motors are battling over how a $7,500 tax credit for electric cars should be interpreted.... more

03 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Why Black Lung Is Rising in Coal Country

Black lung, a devastating illness caused by prolonged exposure to dust, has made a comeback in the past two decades... more

02 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy, Episode 2: Imaginary Numbers

In 2022, crypto markets were in turmoil, but Sam Bankman-Fried's empire seemed to weather it all. That is until one... more

01 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
The Twinkie: From Bankruptcy to Billions

Twinkies have been around for almost a hundred years. During the course of the cake’s history, the company that makes... more

29 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
The Billionaire Keeping TikTok on Your Phone

TikTok had hardly any friends in the U.S. government when, earlier this year, the Biden administration and Congress threatened to... more

28 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
JPMorgan's $75 Million Jeffrey Epstein Settlement

JPMorgan is paying $75 Million to settle a lawsuit accusing the bank of aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking. WSJ’s... more

27 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
The Band of Debunkers Busting Bad Scientists

WSJ’s Nidhi Subbaraman on the scientists who moonlight as data detectives and whose discoveries have upended careers.  Further Reading: -The Band... more

26 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Wagner Group’s New Frontman in Africa

After Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed in a plane crash last month, he left behind a vast network of... more

25 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy, Episode 1: The Limit Does Not Exist

Before his downfall, Sam Bankman-Fried drew comparisons to Warren Buffett, J.P. Morgan and other titans of finance. As his trial... more

24 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
A Murder That Sparked a Diplomatic Crisis

Ties between Canada and India have sunk to a low. This week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged India was... more

22 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
Media Giant Rupert Murdoch Is Stepping Down

Rupert Murdoch, 92, announced he's stepping down as chairman of Fox and News Corp, the two companies that have made... more

21 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Why a Soft Landing for the Economy Could Be Hard

Federal Reserve officials voted to hold interest rates steady at a 22-year high but signaled they were prepared to raise... more

20 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Introducing: The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy

Sam Bankman-Fried built a crypto empire. Then the exchange he founded collapsed, revealing that billions of dollars of customer money... more

20 Sep 2023 · 2 minutes
Why Wells Fargo Is Still Trying to Fix Itself

A former Wells Fargo executive was recently sentenced for her role in the bank's 2016 fake account scandal. WSJ's Ben... more

19 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Downplay Climate Change

In 2006, after years of denial, ExxonMobil publicly acknowledged climate change for the first time. But internal documents show that... more

18 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
‘We’ll Strike All Three’: The UAW’s Historic Walkout

For the first time, the United Auto Workers is striking all three Detroit car companies at once, targeting factories in... more

15 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
A University Spent Lavishly to Attract Students. Enrollment Fell.

For years, West Virginia University, a state flagship, poured money into gleaming new research facilities and dormitories to attract new... more

14 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
How Apple Lost to the EU

Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPhone 15 with a USB-C charger, the same cable its competitors use. As WSJ’s Kim... more

13 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Elon Musk's 'Demon Mode'

Elon Musk’s wild mood swings are legendary. His “demon mode" gets a lot of attention from biographer Walter Isaacson in... more

12 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
ESPN’s Big Bet on an F-Bomb-Throwing YouTube Star

As ESPN tries to transition to streaming and attract younger viewers, the sports-media giant is venturing outside its comfort zone... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
America's Maternal Mental Health Crisis

In the U.S., one in five mothers suffers from mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy or after birth. But many... more

08 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
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In 2006, after years of denial, ExxonMobil publicly acknowledged climate change for the first time. But internal documents show that behind the... more