Rank #1: Bitcoin Comes Untethered
Nov 05 2019
Rank #2: When the Drug Cartel Takes Over
Nov 01 2019
Rank #3: The Investor That Spent $1 Billion a Week
Nov 04 2019
Rank #4: WeWork: Up in Smoke
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
Rank #5: Why FedEx Dumped Amazon
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
Rank #6: The Bold Investor Behind WeWork and Uber
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
Rank #7: Netflix Versus the World
Netflix changed entertainment with binge watching and streaming. Now, competitors like Disney are trying to use Netflix's playbook against it.
Sep 10 2019
Rank #8: How Jeffrey Epstein Made His Money
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
Rank #9: How Car Makers Got Caught Between Trump and California
Oct 31 2019
Rank #10: The City Where College Is Already Free
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.
Jun 28 2019
Rank #11: If a Recession Hits, What's the Game Plan?
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.
Aug 26 2019
Rank #12: Money's Role in College Admissions
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."
Sep 06 2019
Rank #13: Jim Mattis: 'Right Up Front' With President Trump
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.
Sep 03 2019
Rank #14: What WeWork's Worth
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.
Sep 04 2019
Rank #15: How Doctors Uncovered the Vaping Crisis
This summer, a cluster of sick teenagers with pneumonia-like symptoms sparked a Wisconsin hospital to solve a medical mystery. Brianna Abbott explains how the doctors sounded the alarm on a public health crisis that has been linked to more than 10 deaths and 800 illnesses.
Oct 01 2019
Rank #16: The FBI Lost Our Son
FBI agents came to the Reilly family's door twice. The first time, they enlisted Billy Reilly in helping the agency. The second time, he'd just gone missing. WSJ's Brett Forrest spent years looking for Billy.
Oct 11 2019
Rank #17: What It Takes to Be Made in America
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.
Jul 12 2019
Rank #18: Snapchat's Secret Dossier on Facebook
For years, Snap Inc. has been documenting all the ways it believes Facebook has tried to kill it, in a secret dossier called Project Voldemort. Deepa Seetharaman explains what's in Project Voldemort, and how it might factor into U.S. antitrust investigations of Facebook.
Sep 30 2019
Rank #19: The Roots of Hong Kong's Unrest
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.
Aug 16 2019
Rank #20: In the Dark and on Fire in California
Oct 29 2019