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Uber finally makes a profit off ride-sharing

Aug 1, 2023
Investors stuck with the company even when it was losing money, because they knew it had wormed its way into our everyday lives.
Uber became a verb before it became profitable.
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People have moved billions from bank accounts to money market funds. What are those?

Apr 5, 2023
This type of mutual fund invests in short-term, low-risk debt. Currently they're earning higher interest than savings accounts.
Depositors have been moving cash into money market mutual funds in search of higher interest income as well as safety because of the shaky condition of some banks.
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Silicon Valley Bank's collapse reveals deeper flaws in the venture capital industry

Mar 16, 2023
VCs have been among the loudest voices calling for government insurance amidst SVB’s collapse, after pulling their funds out of the struggling bank.
Prominent venture capitalists were quick to call for government insurance of all Silicon Valley Bank's deposits after its collapse Friday.
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January's strong jobs report lifted bond yields. Why's that?

Feb 3, 2023
Bond investors look at the jobs report for clues about wage growth and inflation.
The job gains were focused on nonhousing services, analysts say, which the Federal Reserve sees as a driver of inflation.
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Crypto marketing attracted a disproportionate number of Black investors. Here's why.

Feb 3, 2023
Black Americans were more likely to be involved in cryptocurrencies than white Americans, with many using crypto as their first foray into investing.
Attendees at a promotional event called “The Future of Blockchain Is Here!” in Bowie, Maryland.
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To boost gender diversity on corporate boards, investor pressure works

Nov 23, 2022
The number of women directors at major companies increased 50% from 2016 to 2019, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Stock buybacks: the pros and cons for companies and investors

Aug 19, 2022
GM plans to buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock. Why do critics love to hate this corporate maneuver?
General Motors says it will buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock, but critics say the company could use the money to pay workers more or advance green initiatives.
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When a cryptocurrency you never heard of drains your life savings

Jun 9, 2022
The terraUSD meltdown destroyed the nest eggs of people who had no idea what it was nor that they'd invested in it.
A cryptocurrency exchange office in Istanbul in October. Last month, the "stablecoin" terraUSD lost $60 billion in value in a matter of days.
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Homeowner groups are trying to stop investors from buying up homes

Apr 20, 2022
Investor purchases made up more than 1 in 5 home sales in December, according to CoreLogic.
According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing homes dropped 2.7% in March from the previous month and 4.5% from March 2021.
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Why “the house” always wins on Wall Street

Feb 8, 2022
In a new book, Wall Street Journal editor Spencer Jakab argues that the GameStop short squeeze did little to change power dynamics on Wall Street.
In a new book, Wall Street Journal editor Spencer Jakab argues that the GameStop short squeeze did little to change power dynamics on Wall Street.
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