Marketplace for Monday, May 13, 2013
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Today begins our series "Beyond payday loans," a investigation in collaboration with Propublica that focuses on installment loans, a kind of loan that can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt for years. In Washington, D.C., 501(c)4 nonprofit groups are increasingly partisan lobbying machines on both the left and right. Who can get this tax-exempt status and what are the boundaries for political activism? Also, we track the life of a soybean -- sort of. A Supreme Court ruling protect Monsanto, which controls 90 percent of the expanding soybean production in the U.S. and Latin America.
Posted In: Credit card, reward cards
Banks are desperate to get new business from stable, responsible borrowers. So they're amping up the credit card perks.
Posted In: Monsanto, soybeans, Agriculture, GMOS, genetically modified food
The Supreme Court ruling protects a company that controls 90 percent of the expanding soybean production in the U.S. and Latin America; what has followed from Monsanto’s dominance?
Posted In: installment loans, payday loans
World Finance of Greenville, S.C., rakes in half-a-billion dollars a year providing small loans to subprime borrowers. Thanks to an ever-deepening cycle of debt, business is good.
Posted In: flying car, future
The Maverick, as this flying car was called, hit a tree and crashed last week.