A daily podcast about money, business and power.
September 24, 2020
A State Prepares for Election Day
The pandemic is forcing election officials across the U.S. to prepare for unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots while also ensuring that in-person voting is safe. We speak with t...
September 23, 2020
The Biggest IPO Boom in Years
When the stock market went plummeting in March, many companies shelved plans to go public. Just six months later, we're in the middle of a historic IPO boom. WSJ's Corrie Driebusch ...
September 22, 2020
Exxon's Stunning Decline
Just seven years ago, Exxon was the biggest company in the U.S. Since then, it's lost about 60% of its value. WSJ's Christopher Matthews tells the story of the oil giant's rapid fal...
September 21, 2020
The Fight Over Ginsburg's Supreme Court Seat
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death injected the prospect of a bitter nomination fight into the final weeks of the presidential campaign. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains the origins o...
September 18, 2020
Checking Out of Hotel 166
As coronavirus spread through homeless shelters this spring, many cities moved people to hotels to keep them safe. A group of doctors running one hotel in Chicago saw an opportunity...
September 17, 2020
Fauci on the Timing and Limits of a Covid Vaccine
An interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about when he expects a Covid-19 vaccine will be ready and what life may be like once we have it.
September 16, 2020
Will Oracle Save TikTok?
Bidders piled in to buy TikTok after the Trump administration forced a sale. But the unlikely winner of the bidding war is a database management company. WSJ's Brad Reagan unpacks w...
September 15, 2020
How a Deal to Buy Tiffany Lost Its Sparkle
The conglomerate LVMH struck the largest acquisition deal in the history of the luxury goods industry last year, agreeing to purchase Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion. Last week, LVM...
September 14, 2020
Oregon's Historic Wildfires
Oregon's wildfires have taken at least 10 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and burned more than a million acres. The state's director of Emergency Management shares how the state...
September 11, 2020
The Big Bet That Fueled the Stock Market Rally
Tech stocks led the charge as the stock market climbed to record highs this year. Behind some of that rally was a single, massive trade. WSJ's Liz Hoffman reveals the trade and the ...
September 10, 2020
The Uphill Battle to Bring Back Jobs
In the first months of the pandemic, 20 million jobs were lost. About half of those have come back. WSJ's Eric Morath tells us why the other half could be gone for much, much longer...
September 9, 2020
The Coronavirus Vaccine Pact
Nine drug companies issued an unusual pledge yesterday: They all agreed not to seek FDA authorization for a coronavirus vaccine until it is proven safe and effective. WSJ's Jared Ho...
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