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Kodak’s Decline Took Decades; Its Comeback Fell Through in a Flash

At its peak, Kodak was the early 20th century equivalent of Google or Apple, possessing a near monopoly in the film business. But those days are long gone. Here's why the company's glossy image failed to withstand the test of time. Photo Illustration: Carter McCall/WSJ

How Apple Became the World’s Most Valuable Publicly Traded Company

Apple reached a staggering $2 trillion market valuation in August, despite years of doubt from critics over whether the tech giant could continue to succeed after the death of Steve Jobs. Here’s a look at Apple’s rise to the very top. Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

Why America's Jobs Recovery Is Different From Other Countries'

The U.S. unemployment rate shot up faster than in any other developed country during the pandemic. WSJ explains how differences in government aid and labor-market structures can help predict how and where jobs might recover. Video/Illustration: Jaden Urbi/WSJ

USPS Financial Crisis Started Well Before Covid-19 Hit

More than a decade of losses have put the U.S. Postal Service in a dire financial situation. To understand how this happened, WSJ takes a look back at how the modern postal service became an entity balancing public service and the need for profit. Photo Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

Tech Decoupling: China's Race to End Its Reliance on the U.S.

The tech battle between the U.S. and China has battered TikTok and Huawei and startled American companies that produce and sell in China. WSJ explains how Beijing is pouring money into high-tech chips as it wants to become self-sufficient. Video/Illustration: George Downs/The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Postal Service Financial Crisis Started Well Before Covid-19 Hit

More than a decade of losses have put the U.S. Postal Service in a dire financial situation. To understand how this happened, WSJ takes a look back at how the modern postal service became an entity balancing public service and the need for profit. Photo Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

The Science of Wildfires: Why They’re Getting More Extreme

Global satellite data indicate wildfires are becoming bigger and more intense. WSJ talks with NASA’s Doug Morton to understand the science behind what’s making the planet more flammable and making fires harder to control. Noah Berger/Associated Press

What the Fed’s Shift in Monetary Policy Means for Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced in late August a major shift in how the central bank sets interest rates. WSJ’s Greg Ip explains the strategy behind the changes and what they mean for consumers. Photo: Erin Scott/Bloomberg

Apple Hits $2 Trillion Market Value as App Store Battles Continue

Apple is now the first U.S. company to hit a $2 trillion valuation. But the milestone comes as its key App Store business model comes under attack. WSJ Heard on the Street’s Dan Gallagher explains. Photo: Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Biden’s Longtime Aide Says U.S. Spending Will Be Difficult in 2021

In an interview with WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib, former Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware, who is leading Mr. Biden’s transition team, said they are going to have “limited funds” to spend in 2021 because of the deficit left behind by the Trump administration. Photo: Rob Carr/Associated Press

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