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October 23, 2020
Quibi's Quick Collapse
The streaming platform Quibi broke onto the scene earlier this year with tons of cash and a Hollywood visionary at the helm. Six months later, the company is shutting down. WSJ's Be...
October 22, 2020
A Billionaire's Plan for Mass Covid Testing
Tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Weston caught Covid from an asymptomatic carrier. Now, he's embarking on a mission to control the virus through cheap, widespread testing...
October 21, 2020
Inside One NBA Team's Decision to Turn Its Arena Into a Poll Site
The Atlanta Hawks decided to turn their basketball arena into a voting site in response to the George Floyd protests. CEO Steve Koonin talks about what went into that transformation...
October 20, 2020
The Government Sues Google
The Department of Justice filed a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of maintaining an illegal monopoly in online search. WSJ's Brent Kendall explains w...
October 19, 2020
A String of Scandals, the Same Auditor
Several recent corporate financial scandals have had one thing in common: the main companies involved were all audited by Ernst & Young. WSJ's Ken Brown explains how problems at one...
October 16, 2020
Melinda Gates on What Covid Has Exposed
Melinda Gates has been involved in distributing hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. Kate talks with her about how now, she's focused on the coronavirus and the inequities the vir...
October 15, 2020
Why an Atlanta Rap Mogul Is Starting a Bank
Atlanta rapper Killer Mike recently launched a digital bank to serve communities of color. He explains why he started the bank and why Black banks are so important in closing the ra...
October 14, 2020
Why Some People Have to Repay Pandemic Aid
States rushed to distribute unemployment benefits to millions of people in the spring. In the process, thousands received more money than they should have. WSJ's Lauren Weber explai...
October 13, 2020
The Trump Organization's Debts Are Coming Due
The Trump Organization has over $400 million worth of debt coming due over the next several years. WSJ's Brian Spegele explains the debts and the myriad challenges that will come wi...
October 9, 2020
What Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Hearing Could Look Like
Next week, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face senators during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes looks back at Barrett's previous confirmation hearing in 20...
October 8, 2020
What's a Movie Theater Without New Movies?
Regal Cinemas is shutting down across the U.S. today for the second time in the pandemic. We speak with the head of Regal, Mooky Greidinger, about what caused him to pull the plug a...
October 7, 2020
How Russia Today Keeps Reaching U.S. Readers
Headlines from RT, a Kremlin-backed outlet, have appeared on the websites of prominent U.S. publications. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains how a news aggregator dominated by conservative ...
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