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April 9, 2021
Why China Is Jumping Into Digital Currency
China has been testing a digital yuan for the past year. WSJ's James T. Areddy says digital currency is the future of money and that China's head start could threaten the U.S. dolla...
April 8, 2021
The U.S. and Iran Try for a New Nuclear Deal
President Biden made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a key piece of his foreign policy. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen reports from Vienna, where indirect talks began this week, about th...
April 7, 2021
Biden Tries to Bring Back 'Big Government'
In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan ushered in an era of limited government that lasted for decades. President Biden's new plans and proposals set out to change that. WSJ's Jacob M. Schlesi...
April 6, 2021
What's Driving Migrants to the Southern Border Now
The number of migrants at the southern U.S. border reached a 15-year high last month, after rising for several months, leading to a humanitarian crisis for the Biden administration....
April 5, 2021
The Business Backlash to Georgia's Voting Law
After a group of Black executives condemned a new voting law in Georgia, some of the state's biggest businesses, like Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, voiced their own concerns. WSJ's...
April 2, 2021
Why China's Internet Froze Out H&M
H&M faced a firestorm on Chinese social media last week and then started disappearing from map searches and e-commerce sites. WSJ's Eva Xiao explores what led to the attack on the S...
April 1, 2021
A Tug of War Between a Billionaire and a Hedge Fund Over Local News
Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for its cost-cutting approach to local newspapers, had made a bid to buy Tribune Publishing, a conglomerate of local papers including the Ch...
March 31, 2021
The Secret Investor Who Triggered a Massive Market Selloff
Since Bill Hwang got in trouble with regulators for insider trading about a decade ago, the Wall Street veteran has built his investments back up. And last week, he was behind a mor...
March 30, 2021
The Suez Canal and a Hard Year at Sea
Even before the debacle at the Suez Canal, it had been a challenging year for the shipping industry. WSJ's Costas Paris explains why the timing of this incident was especially bad f...
March 29, 2021
Will Amazon Unionize in Alabama?
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. are wrapping up voting today on a big decision: whether to unionize. We hear from a worker who's in favor of unionizing and one who'...
March 26, 2021
A Tipping Point for Paying College Athletes?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association faces mounting pressure to let its athletes get paid. WSJ's Rachel Bachman traces the changes in public opinion on the issue and outline...
March 25, 2021
AstraZeneca's Rocky Road to Releasing a Vaccine
Countries around the world had high hopes for AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, but it's run into problems. WSJ's Jenny Strasburg explains how manufacturing issues, a scare about side...
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