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October 15, 2021
The Vaccine That Took 40 Years to Make
The World Health Organization last week recommended the first-ever vaccine for wide use against malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases. Paul Kofi Awuffor, a public health wo...
October 14, 2021
The Global Supply Chain Is Broken
Since the pandemic started last year, the disruptions to the global supply chain have only gotten worse. Delays at America's busiest commercial port, Los Angeles, are wreaking havoc...
October 13, 2021
136 Countries Agree to a Global Minimum Tax
More than 100 countries agreed last week to a 15% global minimum corporate tax. WSJ's Richard Rubin details how the deal came together, and WSJ's Paul Hannon explains why Ireland - ...
October 12, 2021
How 'Squid Game' Became a Megahit
"Squid Game" is on track to become Netflix's biggest show ever. WSJ's Timothy Martin explains the show's origins and why Netflix has invested so heavily in Korean content.
October 8, 2021
The Unraveling of the Murdaugh Dynasty
Over Labor Day weekend, an attempted murder was reported to police in Hampton County, S.C. involving the scion of a powerful local family. The victim, Alex Murdaugh, later said he a...
October 7, 2021
The Day Facebook Logged Off
On Monday, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for billions of people around the world. To fix it, Facebook's employees had to physically drive to data centers to address ...
October 6, 2021
A Huawei Exec, Two Canadians And The Deal That Got Them Home
In 2018, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the United States. Days later, the Chinese government arrested two Canadians in retaliation. WS...
October 5, 2021
What Secret Tapes Reveal About the College Admissions Scandal
College counselor Rick Singer pled guilty to helping wealthy parents like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman cheat their kids' way into elite colleges. In 2018, the federal governme...
October 3, 2021
The Facebook Files, Part 6: The Whistleblower
At the heart of the Facebook Files series is a cache of internal company documents. And behind the release of those documents is a person: Frances Haugen. In Part 6, we sit down for...
October 1, 2021
The Federal Law That 138 Judges Have Broken
For the last year, a team at the Wall Street Journal has been investigating the financial holdings of federal judges across the country. This week, the team reported that more than ...
September 30, 2021
One Restaurant Owner's Answer to the Labor Shortage
The restaurant industry around the country is having a hard time finding enough workers. So, Amanda Cohen, who runs a restaurant called Dirt Candy in Manhattan, decided to dramatica...
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