Justin Ho

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The IRS brings in private debt collectors

Apr 18, 2017
It’s our duty to inform you that today is tax day. If you have some outstanding debt owed to the Internal Reserve Service, you might have a new kind of debt collector coming after you this year. The IRS is bringing on four private debt-collection agencies to go after certain older tax debts: CBE, ConServe, […]

Real estate investors help grow the medical-marijuana business

Feb 28, 2017
And, land a cannabis-related stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
Inside a growhouse at PharmaCann in Hamptonburgh, New York
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Panama tries to shake off "Panama Papers" brand

Panama has just opened a new, wider canal, but less cause for celebration is its reputation as a go-to spot for hiding money.
A guard sits outside the headquarters of Mossack Fonseca in Panama City.
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The canal has made Panama rich, but inequality persists

With over a quarter of its citizens in poverty, Panama has one of the worst income distributions in Latin America.
The view of downtown Panama City from Boca la Caja, a former fishing village.
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Have we reached peak trade?

If trade growth stalls, what does that mean for the American worker?
The Port of Balboa, viewed from the Diablo neighborhood, located in the former Panama Canal Zone.
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What happens when shipping lines build for growth that never comes

The shipping industry is seeing prices collapse as slowing global trade growth drags down demand.
A container ship exits the Panama Canal toward the Pacific Ocean, with the Balboa Yacht Club in the fore.
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Inching global trade growth, through the eyes of a Caterpillar

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar is facing declines on par with those it faced during the Great Recession.
The Port of Balboa on Panama's Pacific entrance, viewed from Ancon Hill.
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Panama Canal expands as trade falls flat

A new, wider channel will allow bigger ships to pass through. But how many will come?
AAL's Kobe ship squeezes through the current Panama Canal locks.
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Like the music? Marketplace's music curators share their favorites

Marketplace’s music curators share the art of picking the perfect bridge in between stories about personal finance and the economy.
Calvin Harris, the highest paid EDM DJ in the world, spins onstage at the Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway on June 21, 2013 in Dover, Delaware.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival