Tag Archives: Business

Business: “How Tesla Became Most Valuable Auto Company” (WSJ Video)

Tesla’s stock has more than tripled since the start of the year, giving it a market capitalization larger than many behemoths of American industry. But its rise wasn’t necessarily driven by fundamentals. WSJ explains.

Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

Travel Economics: “How Airlines Can Survive The Pandemic” (WSJ Video)

After an unprecedented drop in air travel due to the coronavirus, passenger airlines are being forced to make long-term, make-or-break decisions at a time of great uncertainty and minimal cash flow. So how are they planning to survive? WSJ finds out.

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World News Podcast: Hong Kong Elections, European Economies

The Economist LogoThe Economist discusses latest news on Hong Kong postponing elections, the potential sale of popular video app Tik Tok to Microsoft, and other world news.

Health & Business: “The Office Redesign Is Just Beginning” (WSJ Video)

Plexiglass dividers and floor decals might not be permanent, but the pandemic will bring lasting change to offices. Experts from the architecture and real-estate industries share how they are getting back to work and what offices will look like in the future.

Photo: Cesare Salerno for The Wall Street Journal

Morning News Podcast: Big Tech CEO’s Testify, Trusted Companies & Working From Home

Axios TodayThe CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world testified before Congress yesterday. While the hearing was supposed to be about anti-trust laws, it quickly devolved into a scattered display of partisanship.

  • Plus, our exclusive Axios Harris Poll on the top 100 companies Americans trust most.
  • And, work from home really means work from anywhere – so how about Barbados?

Guests: Axios’ Ina Fried, Mike Allen, Sara Fischer, and Erica Pandey

World News Podcasts: Covid-19 Cases Spike, McDonald’s Profits Fall

The Economist LogoThe Economist updates Covid-19 rates spiking around the world, McDonald’s fast food profits plunge and other top international business and economic news.

Business: “Understanding The Economic Impact Of Covid-19” (Harvard)

 

Predicting the path ahead has become nearly impossible, but we can speculate about the size and scale of the economic shock. Economic contagion is now spreading as fast as Covid-19 itself. Social distancing, intended to physically disrupt the spread, has severed the flow of goods and people, stalled economies, and is in the process of delivering a global recession.

Predicting the path ahead has become nearly impossible, as multiple dimensions of the crisis are unprecedented and unknowable. Pressing questions include the path of the shock and recovery, whether economies will be able to return to their pre-shock output levels and growth rates, and whether there will be any structural legacy from the coronavirus crisis.

This Explainer explores several scenarios to model the size and scale of the economic shock and the path ahead.

Based on the HBR article by Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Martin Reeves and Paul Swartz

Business Podcasts: “How One Airline Sees The Future Of Flying” (WSJ)

WSJ PodcastsAirlines have strained to survive after travel dried up because of the coronavirus pandemic. WSJ’s Alison Sider explains how airlines are adjusting, and the CEO of Southwest Airlines paints a picture of what the future of flying might look like.

Top Podcasts: “The Future Of Air Travel” (NPR 1A)

NPR 1A PodcastAirlines were soaring towards record travel numbers at the start of this year. Then, COVID-19 hit like a lightning bolt.

The average number of passengers on a domestic flight is now about 17. That’s about a single passenger per row. And American taxpayers gave U.S. airlines a $50 billion bailout to help pull the industry out of a financial nose-dive. Will that be enough?

And what will the future of air travel look like in a post-pandemic world?

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Post-Pandemic: Reopening Companies Into The New Reality (The Economist)

The Economist Editors Picks Podcast logoA selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the business of survival—those companies that survive the coronavirus crisis will need to master a new environment. Plus, how to reopen factories after covid-19 (9:23) and Venezuela’s navy battles a cruise ship, and loses (17:41).