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December 1, 2021
How Gas Prices Are Weighing on Biden's Climate Agenda
Gasoline prices are on the rise. To avoid a political backlash, President Biden is pushing to increase the global oil supply in hopes that will eventually help consumers at the pump...
November 30, 2021
The Rise of Binance - And The Effort to Reel It In
Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency trading platform, surged by operating from nowhere in particular - without offices, licenses, or headquarters. Now, WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff...
November 29, 2021
Why South Africa Sounded the Alarm Over Omicron
On Friday, the World Health Organization labeled a new variant of the coronavirus, called Omicron, as a variant of concern. WSJ's Gabriele Steinhauser explains how scientists in Sou...
November 24, 2021
The Biotech Startup that Became an FBI Target
We are bringing you the complete story of uBiome. It was a biotech company with promise: charismatic leaders, an exciting product and lots of venture-capital funding. So why did the...
November 23, 2021
A Player Goes Missing, and Women's Tennis Takes on China
A post on tennis player Peng Shuai's social-media account made a startling accusation: that a former top official of the Chinese Communist Party had sexually assaulted her. Then, sh...
November 22, 2021
Why Older Americans Are Fleeing the Workforce
Compared with pre-pandemic estimates, hundreds of thousands more Americans have retired in the last 18 months. We hear from two recent retirees, and we talk to WSJ's Amara Omeokwe a...
November 19, 2021
A Videogame Giant Confronts a Culture Crisis
Activision Blizzard, one of the world's biggest videogame makers, is facing multiple investigations over sexual harassment and workplace misconduct. WSJ's Kirsten Grind looks at the...
November 18, 2021
How Puff Bar Became the Most Popular Vape for Kids
Last year, the FDA cracked down on flavored vapes in hopes of combatting a rise in teen vaping. But thanks to a loophole in the FDA's rule, sweet, fruity flavors are still around. W...
November 17, 2021
Ford and GM's Battle for the Hottest Electric Vehicle Startup
Rivian, the Amazon-backed electric vehicle company, went public earlier this month in the biggest IPO since 2014. But before that, Detroit giants General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor...
November 16, 2021
Taylor Swift's Push to Change Music Ownership
In 2019, Taylor Swift announced she would re-record her first six albums after they fell into the hands of talent agent Scooter Braun. Last week she debuted her version of her album...
November 15, 2021
The End of the GE Era
With a reputation as the company whose leaders knew how to run any kind of business, General Electric once made everything from lightbulbs to jet engines. Then, last week, the stori...
November 12, 2021
What Went Wrong at uBiome, Part 2
uBiome raised millions of dollars in venture funding with the promise that insurance companies would pay for its customers' microbiome tests. But that pursuit ultimately led to an F...
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