Jen Wieczner, Fortune

Jen Wieczner


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jen:

The case of the missing toilet paper: How the coronavirus exposed U.S. supply chain flaws

The toilet tissue business is a textbook example of an ultraefficient “lean” industry. But a surge in sales flushed its MO down the drain. Here’s what went wrong. → Read More

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry interview on how to reopen, safe retailing amid coronavirus pandemic

Less than a year into the job, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry has had to oversee a radical transformation of how the electronics retailer does business. → Read More

How to watch Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, for free without cable

The legendary event is going virtual-only this year. → Read More

New PPP small business loan bill excludes fintech lenders, threatening the smallest businesses

The Payroll Protection Program offering coronavirus emergency loans from the Small Business Administration gives a huge edge to major banks - and the big companies they serve. → Read More

CEO Dan Schulman: PayPal, Venmo business seeing 'tremendous surge' amid coronavirus economy

In a Q&A, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman explains how people, sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic, are flocking to digital payment apps like never before. → Read More

5 veteran investors on how to approach the coronavirus stock market

How investors should approach the selloff in stocks—and where they’re finding opportunities now. → Read More

Fintech lenders ask Congress for $1 trillion more for small business PPP loans as funding runs dry

The SBA didn't approve fintech lenders in time to make PPP small business loans before the money ran out. Now, they say more than $1 trillion is needed to meet demand. → Read More

Coronavirus shutdown and stimulus: Fintech's opportunity as consumers turn to PayPal, Square, SoFi, Stripe, Chime, and others

With homebound consumers relying on financial upstarts like never before, even to get stimulus money, it's the chance of a lifetime for fintech to entrench itself with the masses. → Read More

Paypal is now offering SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans to more than 10 million small businesses

PayPal is among the first non-bank lenders to be approved to make PPP loans to small businesses as part of the government's coronavirus stimulus package. → Read More

During coronavirus, CEOs David Solomon and Brian Moynihan stand alone on Wall Street—literally

The CEO of Goldman Sachs is still heading to the office everyday. Though the building typically holds 12,000 employees, that number has dwindled to about 60. → Read More

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's annual letter sees future worse than 2008 financial crisis due to coronavirus

Companies have already tapped their revolving credit lines for more than $50 billion, drawing down an amount that "already dramatically exceeds what happened in the global financial crisis," Dimon wrote. → Read More

The coronavirus bear market is over already? Not so fast

This week's stock-index bounces will have to endure a lot longer to qualify for true bull status. → Read More

Your Pandemic Survival Guide: Fintech Edition

Coronavirus is pushing retailers to favor contactless payments over cash - though the slowdown is shrinking payments overall. → Read More

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, Fortune's most powerful woman in business, will step down

Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, one of the highest-ranking women in global business, is the latest Fortune 500 female CEO to step down. → Read More

A devastating day leaves the Dow only 210 points from bear market territory

Crashing oil prices and the coronavirus ruined the bull market's birthday Monday, and this cycle may officially have come to a close. → Read More

Montauk: Where fintech dealmakers go to the beach…

Fortune's annual financial technology conference is returning to Montauk, New York, with special guests including Kelly Aucoin of Billions. → Read More

Ramp, a Brex and Amex rival, raises $25 million for a new corporate card

Competing against Brex and American Express, new corporate credit card startup Ramp has a risky strategy to win customers. → Read More

Credit Karma customers report problems withdrawing money from new savings accounts

Companies and customers are learning the difference between banks and startup challengers, as Credit Karma becomes the latest fintech to experience snafus upon entering banking services. → Read More

From SoFi Scandal to Blockchain Unicorn: Cryptocurrency’s Forgiveness of Sexual Misdeeds

Mike Cagney left SoFi under a dark cloud. Now he has found a welcoming home in blockchain, where insensitivity to women is an accepted norm, but he's trying to do better this time. → Read More

When Stocks Are So Expensive, Even Facebook and Warren Buffett Won’t Pay

Facebook and Berkshire Hathaway both lost out in the race to acquire some of tech's biggest targets. → Read More