A daily podcast about money, business and power.
February 25, 2021
An Interview With a Member of the Facebook Oversight Board
Facebook's new oversight board is preparing to rule on whether Donald Trump should be banned from Facebook permanently. We talk with one of the board's co-chairs, former Danish Prim...
February 24, 2021
Dogecoin Was a Joke. Now It's Worth $7 Billion.
Billy Markus created the cryptocurrency Dogecoin on a lark, based on a viral dog meme. Eight years later, his creation is worth billions of dollars. Markus and WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff...
February 23, 2021
A Voting Machine Company Fights Disinformation With Lawsuits
Dominion Voting Systems, the voting-machine maker, was swept up in a storm of allegations about its role in the 2020 election. We speak with Dominion's CEO, and WSJ's Alexa Corse de...
February 22, 2021
Why the Texas Power Grid Failed
Texas's deregulated power sector was considered a model for delivering cheap electricity, but the power outages last week revealed shortcomings. WSJ's Russell Gold unpacks what went...
February 19, 2021
Ban on Foreign Workers Left Jobs Open. Americans Didn't Take Them.
Last year, President Trump banned most new visas for foreign workers, arguing unemployed Americans would take those jobs instead. But as WSJ's Alicia Caldwell told us, even with hig...
February 18, 2021
Free Trading Isn't Free: How Robinhood Makes Money
Robinhood is able to offer free trading on its app thanks to a practice known as payment for order flow. WSJ's Alexander Osipovich explains how it works and why Congress has questio...
February 17, 2021
This Judge Put Criminals Away. Now He's Trying to Set Them Free.
Judge John Gleeson spent his career putting high-profile and dangerous criminals behind bars, but now he is on a mission to reduce sentences for some inmates convicted under mandato...
February 16, 2021
Why Google Might Leave Australia
Australia is poised to pass a law that would compel tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay news organizations for links. In response, Google threatened to turn off search, a...
February 12, 2021
Facebook's Showdown With Apple
Apple is launching a new privacy feature that Facebook says could severely hurt its business by making it harder to target consumers with ads. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman explains how t...
February 11, 2021
An Oral History of WallStreetBets
Five WallStreetBets members tell the story of how they ended up on the Reddit forum and how they felt when it upended the stock market.
February 10, 2021
The Shell Companies Taking Over Wall Street
Companies with no business plan, no profit, and no revenue are flooding Wall Street. They're called SPACs, and investors are pouring money into them. WSJ's Maureen Farrell explains ...
February 9, 2021
GM's All-Electric Bet
General Motors has committed to making all its vehicles electric by 2035. WSJ's Mike Colias explains GM's history making electric vehicles and why it's now going all-in.
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