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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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  • 3 months ago
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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.

A Voting Machine Company Fights Disinformation With Lawsuits

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  • 3 months ago
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Dominion Voting Systems, the voting-machine maker, was swept up in a storm of allegations about its role in the 2020 election. We speak with Dominion's CEO, and WSJ's Alexa Corse describes how the company is fighting back.

Why the Texas Power Grid Failed

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  • 3 months ago
  • 16:56

Texas's deregulated power sector was considered a model for delivering cheap electricity, but the power outages last week revealed shortcomings. WSJ's Russell Gold unpacks what went wrong.

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

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  • 3 months ago
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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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  • 3 months ago
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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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  • 7 months 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.