By Felipe Ossa
Eight years after the financial crisis most business journalists still don’t really know how mortgage-backed securities are made. That process, called securitization, plays a big role in not just in mortgage loans but in many other parts of the global economy. Great stories can be hidden behind trends in securitization. Here’s what you should know about how it works.
Bloomberg believes that the story of Africa’s economic development is woefully under-covered. Two years ago, Michael Bloomberg launched Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a $10 million fund to “build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information” on the continent. We spoke to Bloomberg editors to see how it’s going.
Some tax-exempt groups look a lot like for-profit companies. Take the National Football League, which grabbed headlines last year when it announced it would drop its tax-exempt status. NFL teams earned a reported $10 billion in 2013, and had been criticized by lawmakers for raking in revenue while maintaining its tax break. We look at what separates nonprofits from other businesses and how to dig into their finances.
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