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August 5, 2020
How Twitter's Massive Hack Went Down
The key moment in Twitter's hack last month came down to a teenager making a phone call, prosecutors say. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains how the hacker broke into some of Twitter's ...
August 4, 2020
Inside the Race to Save TikTok
TikTok has faced mounting pressure from the White House over security concerns, leading to secret discussions to sell the Chinese-owned app's U.S. operations to Microsoft. WSJ's Bra...
August 3, 2020
Who's Responsible if a Worker Gets Covid-19 on the Job?
Employers are getting sued by workers who got sick - and the families of workers who died - from Covid-19 after being on the job. They say the companies failed to protect them from ...
July 31, 2020
Why Evictions Are Starting Again
When the pandemic started, federal and local lawmakers moved to protect renters from eviction. Now, many of those eviction moratoria are expiring. WSJ's Will Parker explains.
July 30, 2020
The 'Emperors of the Online Economy' Testify
The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon appeared before Congress to face questions about anticompetitive behavior. WSJ's Ryan Tracy breaks down lawmakers' showdown with Big T...
July 29, 2020
How Portland Became a National Battleground
Oregon and the Trump administration today reached a deal for federal agents to begin withdrawing from the city of Portland. WSJ's Miriam Gottfried explains the bind in which Portlan...
July 28, 2020
Life-and-Death Choices in a Rural Texas County
Starr County on Texas' southern border has been overwhelmed by coronavirus cases. Dr. Jose Vasquez, the county's health official, explains how doctors and health workers have been f...
July 27, 2020
School's Coming Back. What Will It Look Like?
Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones faces a major decision: whether to open his school to in-person learning or go remote. Dr. Jones explains how he's making the calculation.
July 24, 2020
The Inside Story of Europe's Historic Bailout
The European Union passed an unprecedented relief package this week to help member countries hit hard by the coronavirus. WSJ's Bojan Pancevski takes us inside the backstory to that...
July 23, 2020
The Coming Wave of Small-Business Layoffs
The Paycheck Protection Program helped small businesses keep paying their workers during this economic crisis. Now, many of those businesses have spent those funds but are still str...
July 22, 2020
From Boom to Bust in America's Largest Oil Field
The U.S. oil industry is going through a deep downturn, and oil towns in West Texas are feeling the pain. WSJ's Christopher M. Matthews explains what it looks like when a town goes ...
July 21, 2020
The End of $600 a Week for the Unemployed?
Congress is debating whether to renew a $600 supplement to unemployment benefits. WSJ's Eric Morath explains what the money has meant for the economy and what might happen if it goe...
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