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Global household wealth dipped in 2022, but so did inequality

Aug 21, 2023
China’s rapid economic growth in recent years narrowed the wealth gap, but so did investment losses among the affluent.
China’s rapid economic growth contributed to gains among poorer countries in recent years. Above, a busy shopping area in Beijing.
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What household wealth does — and doesn't — say about this economy

Dec 8, 2021
The Federal Reserve's quarterly snapshot of household net worth comes out this week.
Stocks make up 30% of household wealth in the U.S. Above, people walk past the New York Stock Exchange.
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Hedge funds are facing challenges in an uncertain market

Jan 11, 2019
For years, when stocks were making gains, hedge funds were criticized for their fees and lackluster performance.
Hedge fund performance on average dropped by less than the S&P 500 in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research. Above, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
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Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

Dec 18, 2018
New York's attorney general seeks $2.8 million in restitution and a 10-year ban on Trump and his three eldest children running charities.
A guard stands outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
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Don't have a will? You're not alone.

Aug 23, 2018
More than half of Americans don't have a will. We help you get started.
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Sears explores what assets it might sell

May 15, 2018
Sears has formed a special committee to explore selling off more parts of the struggling business. What assets still have value? The Kenmore appliance brand, for one, and Sears Home Services, a home improvement business. But the company has already sold off many assets, so its value is dwindling. One interesting wrinkle: A hedge fund operated by Sears […]

Strip mall to offer low-income investment opportunity

Oct 14, 2015
A nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, hopes property will help small investors.

For public good, not for profit.

When you die, who gets your digital assets?

Sep 30, 2014
Families of the deceased struggle to access the digital life of loved ones.

About half of America has zero net wealth

Apr 21, 2014
To find wealth in the U.S., take a look at the top 0.1 percent.
Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York.

The IRS labels bitcoin an asset

Mar 25, 2014
The IRS says bitcoins should be counted as assets for tax purposes. And that means what, exactly? Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch explains.
A pile of Bitcoins are shown here after Software engineer Mike Caldwell minted them in his shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah.
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