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Would you buy a cut of your favorite artists' royalties?
Dec 5, 2017
A new public company gives investors the chance to bet on a musician's continued success.
An app gives you unlimited movie tickets for $9.95. Theaters aren't happy
Aug 25, 2017
Imagine being able to see an unlimited number of movies at your local theater for about the same price you pay for Spotify or Netflix. A subscription movie ticket service, called MoviePass, is doing just that…and not everyone’s happy about it. AMC theaters recently took steps to block the service at some of its locations, arguing […]
Banks are rethinking their premium credit card offerings
Aug 15, 2017
Bank of America plans to launch a new premium rewards credit card next month. The bank is entering a crowded field of similar products from American Express and Chase, whose Sapphire Reserve card made headlines for its initial 100,000-point sign-up bonus and $450 annual fee. As a result, banks are changing the way they try […]
Churchill Downs: More than just the Kentucky Derby
May 5, 2017
Horse racing’s Triple Crown kicks off Saturday with the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. It’s been a good year for the racetrack’s parent company, whose stock has risen 30 percent, double last year’s gains in the S&P 500. These days though, Churchill Downs Inc. doesn’t really resemble a racetrack company. Click the audio player above […]
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.
Panama tries to shake off "Panama Papers" brand
Jul 1, 2016
Panama has just opened a new, wider canal, but less cause for celebration is its reputation as a go-to spot for hiding money.
The canal has made Panama rich, but inequality persists
by David Brancaccio , Justin Ho and Katie LongJun 30, 2016
With over a quarter of its citizens in poverty, Panama has one of the worst income distributions in Latin America.
Have we reached peak trade?
Jun 23, 2016
If trade growth stalls, what does that mean for the American worker?
What happens when shipping lines build for growth that never comes
Jun 22, 2016
The shipping industry is seeing prices collapse as slowing global trade growth drags down demand.