Jeanne Whalen

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering business around the world

Education: Cornell University, BA in English

Jeanne Whalen is The Washington Post's global business reporter. She joined The Post in 2018, after 19 years at the Wall Street Journal, where she reported from New York, London and Moscow. She has also written for the Financial Times and the Moscow Times.
Latest from Jeanne Whalen

Electric vehicle skepticism from auto workers puts Biden in a tough spot

As the UAW negotiates union contracts with Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, it's putting President Biden in an awkward position, between unions and a green energy agenda.

July 10, 2023

Biden says he’s reshaping the economy. Economists say it’s too early to tell.

While President Biden's policies redirect billions of dollars into new kinds of investment and jobs, experts warn it could take years before Americans see lasting results.

June 30, 2023

Lordstown Motors files for bankruptcy and sues Foxconn

The electric truck maker, which operates out of a former General Motors plant in Ohio, is looking to sell its Endurance pickup and related assets.

June 27, 2023

Street-racing in Nissan Leaf, EV enthusiast pushes Texans to go electric

Broke folks can drive electric cars, says one Waco EV enthusiast who is trying to spread that message across Texas, one combustion engine at a time.

June 25, 2023

George Soros’s son, Alexander, takes charge of $25 billion foundation network

Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has passed control of his $25 billion grant-making foundation to his son Alexander Soros, the Open Society Foundation confirmed Monday.

June 12, 2023

Electric vehicles appeal to conservative buyers sick of gas guzzlers

Electric vehicles are often associated with liberal coastal types who speak of saving the planet. But in this Republican stronghold north of Dallas, more and more drivers are deciding EVs are just common sense.

June 5, 2023

Texas welcomed Elon Musk. Now his rural neighbors aren’t so sure.

While happy for the investment, local residents don’t trust Musk to properly handle wastewater, erosion and other issues.

May 28, 2023

Ford EVs to get access to Tesla charging network next year

Gaining access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers will more than double the size of the fast-charging network available to Ford electric vehicles.

May 25, 2023

Corporate bankruptcies are creeping up as pressures in the economy grow

Corporate bankruptcies are edging back up after a two-year lull as pressures in the economy grow, a situation sure to worsen if the nation’s political leaders fail to reach a deal to prevent the government from defaulting on its debt.

May 23, 2023

New cars, once part of the American Dream, now out of reach for many

The average price of a new car in the U.S. soared to $48,008 in March, up 30 percent from March 2020, according to Kelley Blue Book.

May 7, 2023