In June of 2020, an appeals court struck down Wells Fargo's infamous STARS transaction—or structured trust advantaged repackaged securities. It was a complex financial exchange facilitated in 2002 between the bank and Barclays that was considered so byzantine the judge declared …
As pandemic restrictions are being lifted across the U.S. and much of the economy returns to what it was, a number of questions remain unanswered about…
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In the second quarter of 2020 as the pandemic took hold in the U.S., the U.S. trade balance—the total exports minus imports of goods and services—decli…
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In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF announced $10 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to develop a new po…
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For years, the price of cattle followed in almost lockstep with the price of beef. Prices for cattle went up as beef prices went up. Going back to 2000…
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In 2017, a record $447 million in police civil suits was awarded across the country. The huge payout comes from the growing number of cases filed since…
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The construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run from the Canadian tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico has struggled for completion almost since…
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The number of investment record-keeping firms—companies that manage and track investment funds like 401(k) plans but don’t give investment advice—has b…
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