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The Journal.

The most important stories, explained through the lens of business. A podcast about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson. The Journal is a co-production from Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal.

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An Energy CEO on the Winding Path to a Green Grid

This week, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, directing billions of dollars to tackle climate change. We speak to Pedro Pizarro, the CEO of Edison International, one of America?s largest utility companies, about what this bill means for the energy sector.Further Reading:-Biden Signs Bill Aimed at Lowering Drug Costs, Boosting Renewable Energy  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-18
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The Fight Over Afghanistan?s Money

Afghanistan's central bank has $7 billion frozen in the U.S. As the country faces mounting economic and humanitarian crises, WSJ?s Jessica Donati explains the complicated negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban over what to do with the money. Further Reading: -U.S. Rules Out Releasing Billions in Afghan Funds After Strike  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-17
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Electric Cars Need Lithium. Can Chile Provide It?

Lithium is a key component of batteries in electric vehicles, and a lot of it is underground in South America. WSJ?s Ryan Dube explains why it?s so complicated to get this metal out of Chile and Bolivia, and what that means for the transition to greener energy. Further Reading: - The Place With the Most Lithium Is Blowing the Electric-Car Revolution  - Lithium Prices Soar, Turbocharged By Electric-Vehicle Demand and Scant Supply  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-16
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Why Ben & Jerry?s Is Suing its Parent Company Over Israel

Ben & Jerry's has an unusual agreement with its parent company, Unilever, which let the activist brand keep its corporate social justice mission. But now Ben & Jerry's is taking on Unilever in court to figure out just how far they are allowed to go. WSJ's Saabira Chaudhuri discusses the dispute over selling their ice cream in Israeli territories. Further Reading: - Ben and Jerry?s Tells Court That Unilever Could Undermine Its Social Mission  - Unilever Sells Ben and Jerry?s Ice-Cream Business in Israel  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-15
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A Business Tries to Solve a Town?s Housing Problem

The Pella Corporation, manufacturer of windows and doors, is headquartered in a small town in Iowa. When a shortage of housing and amenities hindered its ability to hire and grow, the company decided to tackle some of these problems themselves. WSJ?s Charity Scott tells the complicated tale of a modern company town. Further Reading:  - Facing Labor Shortages, Pella Reinvents the Company Town in Rural Iowa   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-12
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The Private Equity Lobby Wins Again

The private equity lobby notched another victory in their fight to pay low taxes on the fees they charge after Democrats tried ? and failed ? to change this in their Tax and Climate Bill. WSJ Julie Bykowicz discusses how they managed to do it. Further reading: -How the Private-Equity Lobby Won?Again  -Senate Passes Democrats? Climate, Healthcare and Tax Bill  Further listening: -Three Candidates, Three Ideas to Tax the Super Rich  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-11
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How Teen Gamers Built a Billion Dollar Business

In 2010, a handful of teenage boys started posting gaming montages on YouTube, under the name FaZe Clan. More than a decade later, the group is a global e-sports and lifestyle brand worth more than a billion dollars on the Nasdaq. CEO Lee Trink and founding FaZe Clan member Yousef Abdelfattah ? better known as FaZe Apex ? explain how the company got there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-10
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Why FBI Agents Searched Mar-a-Lago

FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump's Florida home looking for classified documents. WSJ's Alex Leary discusses what we know about the investigation and some of the potential consequences of the search. Further Reading: - FBI Searches Trump?s Florida Home Mar-a-Lago in Document Investigation  - Search of Trump?s Home Roils 2022 Midterms, 2024 Presidential Race  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-09
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How Much Will Alex Jones Pay for his Sandy Hook Lie?

A Texas jury ordered the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay nearly $50 million for lying about the Sandy Hook shooting. But after Jones? company filed for bankruptcy, there are questions about when ? and how much ? he?ll actually pay. WSJ?s Rob Copeland and Jonathan Randles talk about the case and the upcoming bankruptcy battle. Further Reading: - Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2 Million in Punitive Damages to Sandy Hook Parents  - Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $4.1 Million to Parents of Sandy Hook Victim  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-08
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Europe Is Turning to Coal. What Does That Mean for Climate Change?

Europe is stepping up its coal consumption as it tries to reduce reliance on Russian energy. WSJ?s Juan Forero and Phred Dvorak explain why Europe needs coal so badly, and what the consequences will be for the continent?s transition to cleaner energy. Further Reading:  - Europe?s Coal-Buying Frenzy Means Windfall for Producers  - Europe?s Energy Crisis Threatens to Slow Green Transition  Further Listening:  - Germany?s Difficult Breakup with Russian Energy  - If Russia Invades Ukraine, Can the U.S. Deliver on Sanctions?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-05
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The Promise and Peril of One Self Driving Truck Company

Autonomous trucking company TuSimple has an ambitious goal: eliminate humans from behind the wheel and teach big rigs to drive themselves. But recently, as WSJ's Heather Somerville reports, a traffic accident brought to light technical and safety shortcomings. Further Reading: -Self-Driving Truck Accident Draws Attention to Safety at TuSimple  -For Robot Trucks, Navigating Highways Is Just One Bump in the Road  Further Listening: -To Solve Labor Shortage, Companies Turn to Automation  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-05
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Why Everyone Is Mad at Instagram

In response to competition from TikTok, Instagram is making big changes to its app. But a lot of users are upset about it. WSJ?s Salvador Rodriguez explains how the company is responding to the backlash, and what it means for parent company Meta.  Further reading: -'Make Instagram Instagram Again': The App?s Evolution is causing Users to Question its Future  -Mark Zuckerberg?s Bid to Reinvent Facebook Parent Meta Hits Early Snags  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-03
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The Biotech Founder Facing Murder Charges

Enochian Biosciences co-founder Serhat Gumrukcu was working to build a name for himself in biotech. But earlier this year, he was arrested in a purported plot to kill an associate. WSJ?s Joseph Walker tells the story of Gumrukcu?s rise and what prosecutors allege happened.Further Reading: -Biotech Wizard Left a Trail of Fraud ? Prosecutors Allege it Ended in Murder  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-02
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Kansas? Big Abortion Vote

On Tuesday, Kansans will vote on a constitutional amendment that could lead to abortion restrictions or an outright ban. WSJ?s Laura Kusisto explains how Kansas became the biggest abortion battleground since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Further reading: -Kansas Abortion Amendment Is Closely Watched Ahead of Other State Referendums  Further listening: -The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-08-01
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Are We in a Recession? It?s Complicated.

Yesterday, government data showed that the economy shrank for the second quarter in a row, a common definition of a recession. The WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath explains why that doesn't mean the U.S. is in one and looks at what needs to change before he starts using the "R" word. Further reading: - Inventory Swing Is a Key Culprit Behind U.S. Recession Talk  - People Have Money but Feel Glum-What Does that Mean for the Economy?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-29
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Rent the Runway?s CEO on How it Survived the Pandemic

When the pandemic hit, Rent the Runway, a company that rents designer clothing, saw half its customers pause or cancel their monthly subscriptions. Jennifer Hyman, the CEO, talks about how she retooled the business to survive the shock, and the challenges that still remain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-28
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The Company Behind the World's Only Monkeypox Vaccine

The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency as worldwide cases exceed 19,000. WSJ's Denise Roland tells the story of how a Danish company's rarely used smallpox vaccine became the only licensed shot against monkeypox, and how the company's scrambling to meet global demand.Further reading:-FDA Clears Danish Monkeypox Vaccine Plant, Paving Way for Use of Doses in U.S.  -What to Know About the Monkeypox Outbreak in the U.S.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-27
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How a Crypto Bank Went Bankrupt

Cryptocurrency lender Celsius Network promoted itself as better than a bank, but now it's filed for bankruptcy. WSJ?s Alexander Gladstone discusses the company?s promise, fall, and what it could mean for regulation in the cryptocurrency marketplace. Further Reading:  - Celsius Customers Are Losing Hope for Their Locked-Up Crypto  - Behind the Celsius Sales Pitch Was a Crypto Firm Built on Risk  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-26
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Is Healthcare Amazon's Next Big Thing?

E-commerce giant Amazon is acquiring the primary-care practice One Medical, giving it about 180 clinics across roughly two dozen U.S. markets. We talk with WSJ?s Sebastian Herrera about Amazon?s track record in health care so far and why it?s investing in the industry.   Further reading:  - Amazon Faces Fierce Competition in Health Ambitions After One Medical Deal  - Amazon to Buy One Medical Network of Health Clinics in Healthcare Expansion  - Amazon Gives Healthcare Ambitions a Booster Shot  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-25
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Shein Took Over Fast Fashion. Then Came the Backlash.

WSJ's Fashion Director Rory Satran explains how Shein, now valued at $100 billion, used social media to dominate the fast-fashion industry, and why it?s now facing intense criticism from sustainable shoppers. Further reading: - Shein?s Rise Was Nearly Overnight. The Backlash Came Just as Fast  - China?s Fast-Fashion Giant Shein Faces Dozens of Lawsuits Alleging Design Theft  - How Shein Became the Chinese Apparel Maker American Teens Love  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-22
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A Fight in Elon Musk's Inner Circle

Most billionaires are surrounded by people who manage their money and philanthropy but Elon Musk has had just one man to do that job... until recently. WSJ?s Rob Copeland tells the story of a newcomer who disrupted Musk's inner circle. Further reading:  - Elon Musk?s Inner Circle Rocked by Fight Over His $230 Billion Fortune  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-21
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Netflix Turns to Ads

Netflix had a second straight quarter of subscriber losses. Now the streaming giant is making big changes, including adding ads, which the company had long avoided. WSJ?s Sarah Krouse says ads will be part of the solution as the streaming platform looks to right the ship.Further Reading:- Netflix Loses Nearly 1 Million Viewers, Vows Rebound  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-20
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Why Amazon is Dialing Back Its Own Brands

Amazon tried to grow the sales of its private label brands, like AmazonBasics, by adding more products. But rather than juice sales, it?s created new headaches ? especially with regulators. WSJ?s Dana Mattioli explains why Amazon is starting to scale back. Further Reading: - Amazon Scooped Up Data From Its Own Sellers to Launch Competing Products  - Amazon Has Been Slashing Private-Label Selection Amid Weak Sales  Further Listening: - ??How Amazon Employees Used Sellers' Data Against Them  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-19
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Somalia's Hunger Crisis

Droughts, the global pandemic and political instability have put many Somalis on the brink of starvation. But now, the war in Ukraine has pushed even more over the edge. The victims include children, who are most at risk of dying from hunger. Our colleague Gabriele Steinhauser visited Somalia last month to speak to the people bearing the brunt of a global food shortage. Warning: This episode contains depictions of starving children. Please listen with care. Further reading:  - The Ukraine War Pushes Millions of the World?s Poorest Toward Starvation  - Russia Says It Is Open to Talks With Ukraine, Turkey on Grain Exports  - How Food Became Putin?s New Strategic Weapon  Further listening: - War in Ukraine Hits Global Food Supplies  - War in Ukraine Pushes Millions Into Food Insecurity  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-18
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Why The James Webb Telescope Nearly Didn't Make It

The James Webb Space Telescope was almost an epic failure. More than 20,000 scientists worked together for over 30 years, but when NASA appointed Greg Robinson to direct the project, things finally came together. We hear from Robinson and WSJ?s Ben Cohen about the engineering breakthroughs? and management finesse? that launched the world?s best telescope into space. Further Reading: - The NASA Engineer Who Made the James Webb Space Telescope Work  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-15
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The Roots of Sri Lanka?s Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka?s escalating political and economic crises came to a head this week when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country and submitted his resignation. WSJ?s Philip Wen describes the roots of the crisis -- and what pushed this highly indebted nation over the edge, into rolling blackouts and shortages of food, fuel and medicine.Further reading: -Sri Lanka?s Debt Crisis Tests China?s Role as Financier to Poor Countries  -Sri Lanka?s President Resigns Over Email After Fleeing Country  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-14
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Rural America Is Still Waiting for Fast Internet

For decades, the Federal Communications Commission has tried to close the digital divide between cities and rural communities. In a 2020 auction, it allocated funding to a private telecom company to expand high-speed internet coverage. WSJ?s Ryan Tracy explains why one company has struggled to deliver on its big promises. Further Reading: -Vegas Company Promised Fast Internet. Rural America Waits?and Waits.  -Why Rural Americans Keep Waiting for Fast Internet, Despite Billions Spent  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-13
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The Battle to Get Brittney Griner Home

One of the WNBA 's biggest stars has been in Russian prison since February, when she was arrested on drug charges. While fans clamor for her release, WSJ's Louise Radnofsky explains why it's going to be a difficult task for the U.S. to get her back. Further Reading: - Brittney Griner?s Case Faces Tensions Back Home  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-12
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Elon Musk Doesn't Want to Buy Twitter Anymore

Elon Musk says he wants to pull out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. The social media company responded by saying it plans to sue. WSJ's Jason Dean discusses the latest and what might be next. Further Reading: - Twitter Didn?t Seek a Sale. Now Elon Musk Doesn?t Want to Buy. Cue Strange Legal Drama.  - Elon Musk?s Twitter Deal Collided With Market and Economic Tumult  Further Listening: - Elon Musk's Twitter Surprise  - Elon Musk?s $43 Billion Offer to Buy Twitter  - Elon Musk is Actually Buying Twitter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-11
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Two Friends Pulled Apart by a Changing Hong Kong

25 years ago, Britain handed Hong Kong back to China. We meet two Hong Kong artists whose friendship has survived personal, political and creative differences in a shared art studio for 13 years. Now, with China exerting more power, one of them is choosing to leave the city for good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-07-01
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One Town's Fight Against 'Forever' Chemicals

Peshtigo, Wisconsin, is grappling with a crisis: Chemicals known as PFAS have leached from a nearby industrial site into the town's groundwater. WSJ's Kris Maher traveled to the town to report on what the community is doing and how the contamination has affected people's health and lives.Further reading: -A Wisconsin Town With Contaminated Drinking Water Must Decide Its Future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-30
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Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Comeback?

As concerns grow over climate change and high oil prices, the U.S. and Europe are starting to build new nuclear power plants, after decades of favoring other energy sources. WSJ's Matthew Dalton explains why those nations have lost some of their expertise in building nuclear plants, causing significant delays.Further reading -Nuclear Power Is Poised for a Comeback. The Problem Is Building the Reactors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-29
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The ?Existential Threat? Facing Big Tobacco

Recent moves by the Biden Administration to rein in the vaping market and nicotine levels in cigarettes could hit the tobacco company Altria Group hard, as it has major investments in both markets. WSJ?s Jennifer Maloney unpacks how the latest moves fit within decades of public health efforts. Further Reading: - Biden Administration to Pursue Rule Requiring Lower Nicotine Levels in US Cigarettes  - FDA to Order JUUL Cigarettes off US Market  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-28
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Murder in the Amazon

Earlier this month, an indigenous expert and a British journalist went missing in an area of dense Amazon rainforest. The disappearance of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips sparked an international outcry. WSJ?s Luciana Magalhaes and Samantha Pearson explain what the two men?s disappearance and eventual fate reveal about the state of the Amazon. Further Reading: - Brazilian Police Probe Illegal Fishermen Over Amazon Double Homicide  - Fisherman Confessed to Killing Dom Phillips, Brazilian Police Say  - Brazilian Military Scours Amazon for Missing Journalist  - Brazilian Navy Searches for Missing British Journalist in Amazon  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-27
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The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the federal right to an abortion. WSJ?s Laura Kusisto breaks down the decision and explains how state governments are responding. Plus, a woman who runs clinics that provided abortions in Oklahoma and Texas shares how restrictions have affected her patients. Further Reading: -Supreme Court?s Abortion Decision Sparks Immediate Action From States  -Fall of Roe v. Wade Upends Abortion Landscape for American Women  Further Listening: - The Potential End of Roe v. Wade   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-24
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Are Rotisserie Chickens ?Inflation-Proof??

Inflation is the worst it?s been in more than 40 years. But one bright spot for consumers might be found at the grocery store: rotisserie chickens. WSJ?s Annie Gasparro chronicles the history of America?s love for the quick and versatile meal, and what a "rotisserie chicken economic index" might say about this inflationary moment.Further Listening:-Inflation Is Happening. Should You Be Worried?  Further Reading:-Rotisserie Chickens: The ?90s Gift to Supermarkets That Keeps on Giving  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-23
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The CEO Scandal at WWE

Vince McMahon, the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, stepped aside as CEO and chairman of the company last week after allegations surfaced that he had an affair with a former employee and agreed to pay $3 million to keep it secret. WSJ?s Ted Mann explains what?s at stake for the company. Further Reading: -WWE Board Probes Secret $3 Million Hush Pact by CEO Vince McMahon, Sources Say  -WWE?s Vince McMahon Steps Back From CEO Role Amid Misconduct Probe  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-22
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'We Are Helpless': Indian Heat Wave Hurts Mango Farmers

Record-breaking high temperatures in India have wreaked havoc on crops like mangoes, which are known there as the "king of fruits." As WSJ's Shan Li explains, the devastation is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and raising food prices for the country?s nearly 1.4 billion people.Further reading: -Heat Wave Devastates India?s Mango Harvest   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-21
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Is BTS Breaking Up?

The biggest pop band in the world right now is the seven member K-Pop sensation, BTS. This week, the band released a video signaling that they?re tired and want a break. WSJ?s Neil Shah explains why the group has had breakout success and may need to take a hiatus. Further Reading: - K-Pop Band BTS to Focus on Solo Projects  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-17
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Amazon Went Big During the Pandemic. Now It?s Feeling the Hangover.

To keep up with increased demand during the pandemic, Amazon hired hundreds of thousands of people and massively expanded its logistics network. Now, demand is falling, creating a problem for the company?s new CEO, Andy Jassy. WSJ?s Dana Mattioli explains how Jassy is trying to scale back. Further Reading: - Andy Jassy?s First Year at Amazon: Undoing Bezos-Led Overexpansion  Further Listening: - Amazon After Bezos  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-16
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Celebrities Loved Crypto and NFTs. Then the Markets Crashed.

Earlier this year, it seemed like celebrities everywhere were promoting cryptocurrency and NFTs. But then, in early May, the markets crashed. WSJ?s Ellen Gamerman explains how celebrities got hooked on crypto in the first place, and how they?re responding now that the value of these assets is plummeting.Further Reading: -Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow Push for Crypto Sisterhood  -NFT Sales Are Flatlining  Further Listening: -How An Art World Outsider Landed a $69 Million Sale  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-15
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The Teen Jobs Boom

It?s a teenage dream. Unemployment among teens is near its lowest level in decades as business owners look to solve a hiring crunch. We talk to WSJ?s Kathryn Dill about the bargaining power teens have in today?s job market. Further Reading: - Teens Take Up More Jobs, and More Pay, in Tight Labor Market  - Teen Babysitters Are Charging $30 an Hour Now, Because They Can   Further Listening: - Why Workers Can?t Get Enough Hours, Even in a Jobs Boom  - Why Is Everyone Quitting?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-14
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The Saudi Money Splitting Golf

Last week, the first LIV Golf event, a Saudi Arabian-funded golf tournament, officially launched. The new tour is offering professional golfers a lot of money to participate. WSJ?s Andrew Beaton explains why the rival PGA Tour is punishing players who try to participate in both. Further Reading: -?? The Good. The Bad, The Weird At The First Saudi-Funded Liv Golf Event.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-13
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Hack Me If You Can, Part 1: The Making of a Russian Hacker

In more than 20 years of reporting on cybercrime, Wall Street Journal reporter Robert McMillan has never come face-to-face with a criminal hacker. Until he met Dmitry Smilyanets.  Dmitry grew up during the fall of the Soviet Union, a computer-loving kid with big dreams. He became part of a generation of Russian hackers who cut their teeth in the early days of the internet and went from stealing passwords to hacking some of America?s biggest companies. This is the story of how Dmitry became one of the best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-10
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Hack Me If You Can, Part 2: Counterstrike

In 2008, Dmitry Smilyanets and his crew of hackers pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. It made Dmitry millions of dollars, some of which he used to build an esports empire. But the hack put a target on Dmitry?s back. A U.S. prosecutor, Erez Liebermann, was tasked with bringing Dmitry to justice. In this episode, Erez follows Dmitry?s every move ? chasing him around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-10
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Hack Me If You Can, Part 3: The Infiltrator

After his arrest in Amsterdam, the threat of a decades-long prison sentence loomed over Dmitry. If he cooperated with American prosecutors, he could lower his sentence. But he?d have to betray his hacking collaborator and best friend, Vladimir Drinkman. Dmitry takes the deal and starts working with the U.S. government while he serves his time. And in the years since, Dmitry has had a new vantage point to watch the evolving threat hackers pose. Increasingly, hackers are targeting public institutions and infrastructure, putting many Americans at risk. It?s now Dmitry?s job to help stop them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-10
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The Love Triangle Over Spirit Airlines

In February, Frontier Airlines announced its plan to purchase fellow budget airliner, Spirit. But JetBlue?s surprise competing bid for Spirit sent the three airlines into a messy, public love triangle. WSJ?s Alison Sider reports on how the possible mergers will shake up flying in the U.S. Further Reading: - JetBlue Boosts Breakup Fee, Pledges Dividend in Bid to Woo Spirit Holders   - Spirit Airlines Delays Shareholder Vote as It Considers Frontier, JetBlue Offers  Further Listening: - Frontier, Spirit and the Future of Low-Cost Airlines  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-09
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The Most Hated Solar Company in America

Earlier this week, President Biden announced emergency measures to get the solar power industry moving again after a major standstill that had pitted domestic manufacturers against solar panel installers. WSJ?s Phred Dvorak explains how tiny Auxin Solar became the most-hated solar company in America. Further Reading: - The Most-Hated Solar Company in America  - Biden Invokes Emergency Power in Bid to Resolve Solar Import Dispute  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-08
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FanDuel CEO on Sports Gambling's Big Boom

More than a dozen states have legalized online sports gambling since the Supreme Court repealed a federal ban in 2018. That's opened doors for a burgeoning new industry, and companies like FanDuel are trying to capitalize. CEO Amy Howe shares her views on the industry, and she makes her case for legal sports betting. Further Reading: - FanDuel CEO Amy Howe Says Black Market Gambling Poses Threat to Online Sports Betting  - DraftKings, FanDuel Battle Tribes for Control of California Sports Betting  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-07
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Introducing: Hack Me If You Can

Wall Street Journal reporter Robert McMillan has spent years trying to find a Russian hacker who would tell him their story. And then, he met Dmitry Smilyanets, the man who managed one of the most notorious hacking teams to come out of Russia.  Dmitry?s story is the story of how a generation of hackers grew up in Russia. It follows the dramatic game of cat and mouse that America plays trying to catch cyber criminals like Dmitry. And in Dmitry?s case, it ends with him facing a choice: go to prison for decades, or help the U.S. government stop hackers like himself.  This is a new series from the Journal - Hack Me If You Can ? the story of a Russian cyber criminal who went to the other side. All episodes out June 10th.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2022-06-07
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