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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.

Dogecoin Was a Joke. Now It's Worth $7 Billion.

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  • 910 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 16:26

Billy Markus created the cryptocurrency Dogecoin on a lark, based on a viral dog meme. Eight years later, his creation is worth billions of dollars. Markus and WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff explain how crypto's jokiest coin went to the moon.

Ban on Foreign Workers Left Jobs Open. Americans Didn't Take Them.

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  • 710 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 17:20

Last year, President Trump banned most new visas for foreign workers, arguing unemployed Americans would take those jobs instead. But as WSJ's Alicia Caldwell explains, even with high unemployment, many of those positions were left unfilled.

Free Trading Isn't Free: How Robinhood Makes Money

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  • 750 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 15:13

Robinhood is able to offer free trading on its app thanks to a practice known as payment for order flow. WSJ's Alexander Osipovich explains how it works and why Congress has questions about it.

Why an Atlanta Rap Mogul Is Starting a Bank

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  • 790 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 16:44

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 racial wealth gap.

The Trump Organization's Debts Are Coming Due

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  • 820 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 15:51

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 with refinancing if President Trump wins a second term.

What Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Hearing Could Look Like

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  • 730 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 18:32

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 2017 for clues about how she might handle next week's questioning.