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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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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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Hands down, my favorite podcast. Great work.

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The Journal in General

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Hands down, my favorite podcast. Great work.
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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.

Rank #1: Baseball's Bold Comeback Strategy

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As Major League Baseball looks at how it might reopen, one thing has become clear: Fans won't be attending games anytime soon. WSJ's Jared Diamond explains the league's efforts to return, and MLB announcer Joe Buck talks about passing the time with no sports.

May 01 2020

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Rank #2: No Prom. No Graduation. Now, No School.

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After a weeks-long attempt at remote schooling, Superintendent Curtis Jones Jr. decided to end the school year early for his district of 21,000 students. We talk to Dr. Jones about that decision and what he thinks the next school year will look like.

May 04 2020

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Rank #3: Dr. Anthony Fauci on How Life Returns to Normal

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An interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about what it will take to open America back up after the coronavirus pandemic: "It isn't like a light switch, on and off."

Apr 07 2020

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Rank #4: Georgia Tries to Reopen

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Georgia took one of the most aggressive steps to reopen Friday, allowing some nonessential businesses like barbershops and tattoo parlors to accept customers. WSJ's Cameron McWhirter on what the reopening looked like in Atlanta.

Apr 27 2020

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Rank #5: WeWork: Up in Smoke

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WeWork recently delayed its IPO after investors raised concerns. WSJ's Eliot Brown explains why much of the skepticism centers on the bizarre leadership of CEO Adam Neumann.

Sep 20 2019

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Rank #6: The Bold Investor Behind WeWork and Uber

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The same major investor is behind both Uber and WeWork: SoftBank's Vision Fund. Phred Dvorak talks about the rise of SoftBank's unorthodox founder, Masayoshi Son, and how his aggressive investment strategy is being put to the test.

Oct 02 2019

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Rank #7: WeWork: The Enablers

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Adam Neumann, WeWork's former CEO, has been under intense scrutiny since the company's fall from grace. But there's also another group of people behind the dramatic unraveling: WeWork's investors. WSJ's Maureen Farrell and Eliot Brown take us into the thinking of WeWork's biggest backers.

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #8: WeWork: Cashed Out

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A few weeks ago, WeWork was at a low point. It had slashed its valuation, canceled its IPO and was a few weeks away from running out of money. Now, its co-founder Adam Neumann is walking away with a fortune. WSJ's Maureen Farrell talks about WeWork's rapid fall and what comes next.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #9: The Only Grocer in Town

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Hundreds of people in Rich Square, N.C. are relying on Frank Timberlake's grocery store for their food during the pandemic. WSJ's Valerie Bauerlein explains how this independent grocer has confronted the coronavirus and kept his doors open.

Apr 24 2020

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Rank #10: Why FedEx Dumped Amazon

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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.

Aug 12 2019

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Rank #11: Vale Ignored Warnings. Then Its Dam Killed Hundreds.

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270 people were killed when a dam owned by the mining giant Vale collapsed. After a year-long investigation, WSJ's Samantha Pearson and Luciana Magalhaes explain the negligence and coverup inside one of Brazil's biggest companies.

Jan 25 2020

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Rank #12: How Big Businesses Got Small Business Relief Money

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The federal government's Paycheck Protection Program offered small businesses hundreds of billions of dollars so they could keep paying employees. WSJ's Bob Davis explains how big corporations ended up getting nearly $600 million of that money.

Apr 23 2020

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Rank #13: How Jeffrey Epstein Made His Money

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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.

Jul 26 2019

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Rank #14: The Killing of Iran's Most Powerful General

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A U.S. strike in Baghdad killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani yesterday. WSJ's Michael Gordon explains Soleimani's significance, what's known about the killing and what it means for the region and the U.S.

Jan 03 2020

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Rank #15: Why Google Is Pushing Into Health Data

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Google has struck deals with health providers that give the company access to millions of personal medical records without notifying patients. WSJ's Rob Copeland explains Google's plans for the data.

Jan 10 2020

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Rank #16: When the Drug Cartel Takes Over

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In the Mexican city of Culiacán, a drug cartel battled with soldiers...and won. WSJ's David Luhnow on what the fight says about the power of cartels in Mexico.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #17: Why the U.S. Still Doesn't Have Enough Tests

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To reopen the economy safely, experts estimate the U.S. will need to administer millions of tests every month. WSJ's Christopher Weaver and Rebecca Ballhaus explain why we are so far from the number of tests needed.

Apr 21 2020

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Rank #18: The Mormon Church's $100 Billion Secret Fund

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has amassed one of the world's largest investment funds, but few people know it exists. WSJ's Ian Lovett on new details about the fund and the church's plans for it.

Feb 10 2020

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Rank #19: Nike and Amazon's Breakup

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Nike said it would no longer sell its products on Amazon after two years on the platform. WSJ's Khadeeja Safdar explains why the two companies split.

Nov 15 2019

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Rank #20: Bitcoin Comes Untethered

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Part of what sent Bitcoin climbing to nearly $20,000 two years ago was market manipulation by a single entity, a new study concludes. WSJ's Paul Vigna explains.

Nov 05 2019

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Pro Sports Are Coming Back. Can They Pull It Off?

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Professional basketball and baseball players return to work this month under dramatically different conditions. WSJ's Ben Cohen and Jared Diamond explain why Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association ended up with such different plans for playing in the pandemic.

The Journal podcast will be taking a week off. We will be back with new episodes on July 20.

Jul 10 2020

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The Supreme Court Decides on Trump's Financial Records

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The Supreme Court handed down decisions in two highly-anticipated cases today. At stake? Who can have access to the president's financial records. Brent Kendall and Richard Rubin walk us through the court's decisions.

Jul 09 2020

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Dr. Anthony Fauci: America Faces a 'Serious Situation'

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, speaks with The Journal about the U.S.'s surge in coronavirus cases and what could be done to get the spread of the virus under control.

Jul 08 2020

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Hong Kong's Tech Showdown

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Facebook, Google and Twitter have stopped processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong after China imposed a new national security law. WSJ's Newley Purnell explains what led to the standoff and what it could mean for other companies there.

Jul 07 2020

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How to Get a Break on College Tuition: Just Ask

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As college tuition has climbed at triple the rate of inflation, more families are realizing they have the power to negotiate. Now, the pandemic is giving them even more of an edge. WSJ's Josh Mitchell explains.

Jul 06 2020

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Businesses Tell Insurance Companies: Pay Up

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Millions of U.S. businesses hit by the pandemic have insurance they hope will cover their losses, sparking one of the biggest legal fights in the history of the industry. WSJ's Leslie Scism tells the story of one lawyer's fight to make the industry pay.

Jul 02 2020

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Why Hundreds of Brands Are Boycotting Facebook

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A growing number of companies are pulling their advertising from Facebook, including Unilever, Target and Ben & Jerry's. WSJ's Suzanne Vranica explains the ad boycott and the history of tensions between the tech giant and its biggest advertisers.

Jul 01 2020

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The Birthrate Was Already Low. Then the Pandemic Hit.

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Millennials who graduated into the last recession face lower salaries, are less likely to own their homes and tend to marry later. And now, because of the pandemic, some may decide to delay having children. Allison Pohle, a reporter for WSJ Noted, explains.
To check out the first issue of Noted, visit wsj.com/noted

Jun 30 2020

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Why This Coronavirus Surge Is Different

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Coronavirus cases are spiking again in the U.S. WSJ's Brianna Abbott explains the dynamics of the outbreak, and Phoenix hospital administrator Dr. Michael White talks about how his hospital is taking lessons from New York's experience with the virus.

Jun 29 2020

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What Trump's Immigration Restrictions Could Mean for the Economy

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The Trump administration this week suspended a wide range of employment visas through the end of the year. WSJ's Michelle Hackman explains how the immigration restrictions could impact the American economy - from Silicon Valley to the Jersey Shore.

Jun 26 2020

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Wirecard's Missing $2 Billion

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Wirecard, the German payments company, was one of Europe's rare tech success stories. WSJ's Paul Davies explains how the company imploded in a matter of days after it disclosed that $2 billion had gone unaccounted for.

Jun 25 2020

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Adidas Reckons With Race

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Employees at Adidas are criticizing the company for its lack of diversity and pushing it to confront racism. WSJ's Khadeeja Safdar explains the backlash at the company, and two employees share what led them to speak out.

Jun 24 2020

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How New York's Coronavirus Response Made the Pandemic Worse

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As several states face new outbreaks of coronavirus, WSJ's Shalini Ramachandran looks back at what went wrong with the response in one of the virus's first epicenters - New York City.

Jun 23 2020

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Exclusive Audio: President Trump on Protests and the Pandemic

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President Trump resumed campaigning this weekend with a rally in Tulsa. WSJ's Michael Bender interviewed the president and explains how his messaging has changed since the coronavirus locked down the economy and protests swept the country.

Jun 22 2020

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How Black Lives Matter Prepared for This Moment

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Activists united under the banner of Black Lives Matter have pushed for reforms at the local and state level since 2013. Now, their policy priorities are finding traction. WSJ's Arian Campo-Flores recounts the efforts that led to this moment.

Jun 18 2020

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The Stock Market Is Wild. Investors Are Piling In.

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A dramatic rise in the stock market has an odd feature: Stocks in bankrupt companies and other risky bets are also climbing. WSJ's Gregory Zuckerman explains what has individual investors, many of them new to the market, jumping in.

Jun 17 2020

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Two States, Two Approaches to a Resurgence of Coronavirus

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Coronavirus cases are on the rise - and in some cases spiking - in many states that are reopening. We talk to two top health officials from Oregon and Alabama about the different ways their states are handling new outbreaks and whether they could reinstate shutdowns.

Jun 16 2020

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The Neighborhood Where Police Were Banished

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Seattle's mayor instructed police to leave a section of the city after violent clashes with protestors there. The neighborhood is now transformed into an "autonomous zone." WSJ's Jim Carlton reports on what it's like inside.

Jun 15 2020

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Fraud Rocks China's Hottest Coffee Startup

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Luckin Coffee was supposed to disrupt China's coffee market. But a Wall Street Journal investigation has found that the company used fake coffee orders, fake supply orders and even a fake employee to fabricate nearly half its sales last year. WSJ's Jing Yang explains Luckin's scheme.

Jun 12 2020

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Black Employment Was at a Record High. Coronavirus Undid It.

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Black employment had climbed to a record level before the pandemic undid that progress in a matter of weeks. WSJ's Amara Omeokwe explains the fragility in the economic situation of black Americans and what that could mean for their recovery.

Jun 11 2020

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iTunes Ratings

1486 Ratings
Average Ratings
1160
138
72
38
78

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

By CHIEFJTG - May 15 2020
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Journal in General

By pgspicer - May 14 2020
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Hands down, my favorite podcast. Great work.