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With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:41am

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Pioneer, Tom Perkins, Dead At 84

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 6:24pm

Long before the boom of the California's tech scene, Perkins in 1972 co-founded a prominent venture capital firm, and used a new approach to investment.

Sourcing The Crowd: California Company Stages Phony Protests

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with This American Life contributor and founder of Found Magazine Davy Rothbart, who went inside the company "Crowds on Demand," a company you call when you need a crowd of people for any reason. This company sends fake paparazzi, pretend campaign protestors and pretend news crews to stoke more protest.

Charity Organizations Throw Strength Behind Risky Big Bets

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:25pm

The MacArthur Foundation wants to give away $100 million to a single project. This is part of a growing belief in the philanthropy world that piecemeal solutions aren't as effective as huge bets might be. But bigger bets can be risky.

21 States To Sue Delaware Over Millions Of Dollars In Unclaimed Checks

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:18pm

The suit will accuse Delaware of wrongly keeping abandoned MoneyGram checks instead of sending them back to the state where they were purchased. The states say up to $400 million might be at stake.

M-Battled: Swedish Court Bars M&M's Over Trademark Dispute

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:43pm

An appeals court in Sweden says M&M's should melt from the market, because they look too similar to another candy.

Billionaire Investor George Soros Sees Economic Trouble Ahead

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 1:30pm

The last time the hedge fund founder started making big defensive investing moves was right before the worst financial crisis to hit the U.S. since the Great Depression.

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