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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...
November 25, 2019
Rise and Revolt at Renaissance, Part 1
In the 1970s, Jim Simons left academia to pursue a wild idea: That he could beat the market using math. It would lead him to build the most successful hedge fund of all time. WSJ's ...
November 22, 2019
The $340,000 Robocall Scam
It started with a phone call. In a week, a scammer would take Nina Belis's life savings. WSJ's Sarah Krouse explains why robocalls persist: Because sometimes they work.
November 21, 2019
Inside Hong Kong's Violent Protests
Protests in Hong Kong have spiraled into increasingly violent clashes with police. WSJ's John Lyons explains what's changed on the ground.
November 20, 2019
Has Fracking Fueled Its Own Undoing?
Fracking made the U.S. the top oil producer in the world. WSJ's Christopher Matthews explains what drove the fracking boom and what may cause its undoing.
November 19, 2019
Taylor Swift Versus Big Machine
Taylor Swift and her former record label, Big Machine, are in a dispute over Swift's rights to perform her old music. WSJ's Anne Steele on the implications of the fight.
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