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December 13, 2019
The Man Who Waged War on Inflation
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker died this week at 92. Volcker steered the American economy through runaway inflation in the 1980s. WSJ's Greg Ip knew Volcker and shares...
December 12, 2019
The Fight to Rewrite the World's Biggest Trade Deal
President Trump campaigned on scrapping Nafta. But getting that done wasn't so easy. Now, Congress is close to making a deal. WSJ's Josh Zumbrun explains the new trade agreement, US...
December 11, 2019
The Crown Prince and the IPO
It's the biggest IPO in history. Saudi Arabia's state-backed oil company, Aramco, started trading today. WSJ's Summer Said explains why the record-setting valuation was still a letd...
December 10, 2019
India Rewrites the Rules for Big Tech
Global tech companies have been eager to access India and its hundreds of millions of internet users. WSJ's Newley Purnell explains why the country is putting up roadblocks.
December 9, 2019
The Botched Bet to Buy Monsanto
Just 10 days after he became the CEO of Bayer, Werner Baumann made the move to buy Monsanto. He was betting that the acquisition would make the company into an agricultural powerhou...
December 6, 2019
Why Tech Is Making Its Own Rules for Political Ads
Political advertising is flourishing online, but federal guidelines regulating those ads are virtually absent. WSJ's Emily Glazer explains why Facebook, Twitter and Google are makin...
December 5, 2019
The Central Question of Impeachment
Constitutional experts testified this week on what makes for an impeachable offense, and Democrats and Republicans argued their sides of the case in dueling reports. WSJ's Siobhan H...
December 4, 2019
A $1.5 Billion Bet Against the Stock Market
The world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater, has placed a massive bet that stock markets will fall by late March 2020. WSJ's Juliet Chung explains its possible motivations.
December 3, 2019
How PetSmart Solved Its Chewy Problem
Pet-supply stores had long withstood the threat posed by online shopping. That was until Chewy came along. WSJ's Miriam Gottfried tells the story of how PetSmart responded to the ne...
December 2, 2019
Why TikTok's Under Investigation
TikTok is the first Chinese-owned social media app to take off in the U.S. But TikTok's growth has led to scrutiny from the U.S. government. WSJ's Patrick Barta explains.
November 27, 2019
The End of the Film Industry's Paramount Decrees
The Justice Department is moving to terminate rules that have governed the film industry since the 1940s. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains why the rules were established in the first...
November 26, 2019
Rise and Revolt at Renaissance, Part 2
As Renaissance Technologies grew into the world's most successful hedge fund, co-CEO Robert Mercer made a fortune. Then, he started spending it. In his new book, "The Man Who Solved...
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