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The Journal.

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Nov 25, 2020

The Agony and Ecstasy of Tab

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When Coca-Cola announced it was discontinuing Tab, its long-running diet soda brand, it left a small band of fiercely loyal soda fans in the lurch. WSJ’s Jennifer Maloney talks about the rise and long decline of Tab, and Ryan goes in search of the elusive pink can.

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Nov 24, 2020

One Nurse, Three Covid Hotspots

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Trinity Goodman is a traveling crisis nurse. Since April, she has treated Covid patients in three different hotspots: New York, Texas and Indiana. She tells us about the last 8 months at the front lines of the pandemic.

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Nov 23, 2020

Why Conservatives Are Turning to Parler

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Conservatives upset by Twitter and Facebook’s approach to content moderation are finding an alternative: Parler. WSJ’s Keach Hagey explains why the buzzy social network’s commitment to free speech is both an asset and a liability.

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Nov 20, 2020

The Creator of the Record-Setting Covid Vaccine

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Pfizer and BioNTech asked the Food and Drug Administration today to authorize their Covid-19 vaccine. We talk with the visionary scientist who developed the vaccine, Dr. Ugur Sahin, and the WSJ’s Bojan Pancevski about what could be the fastest vaccine ever developed and approved.

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Nov 19, 2020

While Airlines Shrink, Southwest Goes Big

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While most airlines are parking planes and cutting costs, Southwest is starting flights to 10 new airports. WSJ’s Alison Sider explains why Southwest is expanding and how the company has used this strategy before.

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The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to save small businesses after Covid-19 shut down the economy. Its legacy is more complicated. WSJ’s Ryan Tracy walks us through the mounting cases of PPP fraud and whether the program ultimately proved effective.

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is managing Georgia’s hand recount. We speak with him about how it’s going and how he’s countering the criticism from fellow Republicans about the election he ran earlier this month.

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Nov 16, 2020

Why the Biggest IPO Ever Blew Up

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Ant Group, a giant Chinese financial technology company, was days away from a $34 billion IPO when things came to a sudden stop. WSJ’s Jing Yang explains why it all unraveled.

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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.