By Peter Ward August 12, 2016
Campaign donations cross party lines; Japan rejects immigration despite labor shortage; residents evicted over $25 in D.C.; Walmart looks online with $3.3bn purchase.
By Peter Ward August 5, 2016
Most profits from Olympic games go to executives not athletes; After the 2008; The influence of private equity in the public sector has grown as a result of the financial crisis; the payday loans market is very difficult to regulate; tech giants compete to produce maps for driverless cars.
By Peter Ward July 29, 2016
Big Bank Empires Shrink How does a bank lose 69 million customers? Around a decade ago, Citigroup’s empire stretched across the world, offering consumer banking in 50 countries and serving 268 million people. But since the financial crisis of 2008, Citigroup has shut retail operations in more than half of the countries in which it […]
By Peter Ward July 22, 2016
Yahoo’s Decline, in Data Yahoo, the former Internet search giant, is about to sell itself to the highest bidder. The New York Times published an interactive this week examining exactly how one of the biggest names in technology got here. Yahoo will soon conclude the bidding process to sell its core operations in search, email, […]
By Peter Ward July 15, 2016
Food cosmetics obsession leads to great waste; Health insurers underestimated costs and risks of Obamacare; Venezuela crisis deepens; Rio Olympics construction mapped.
By Peter Ward July 8, 2016
Model clean coal plant stumbles; gun sales soar after shootings; New York City officials undercut rent stabilization laws.
By Peter Ward July 1, 2016
Student loan pain highly profitable for banks; markets unimpressed with Brexit; the geography of pharma payments to doctors.
By Peter Ward June 24, 2016
The U.K. voted to leave the European Union; Panama Canal renovation a mess; fight over sprinklers in South Carolina puts lives at risk.
By Peter Ward June 17, 2016
Dupont is accused of restructuring to evade class action litigation; the Takata air bag recall continues to grow; the food cart business in New York City is controlled by a black market for permits.
By Peter Ward June 10, 2016
The FBI wants a free pass to watch your web browsing; Cancer drugs may be cheaper in developing countries but that doesn’t mean they’re more affordable; for-profit college accreditation suspended; flying cars, flying under the radar.
By Peter Ward June 3, 2016
A Bloomberg interactive digs into insider trading, Vanity Fair takes on Twitter’s attempts at a turnaround, Reuters examines cybersecurity at the Federal Reserve.
By Peter Ward May 27, 2016
Snapchat spawns TV celebrities; automakers buddy up with ride-sharping apps; Will the U.K. make a Brexit?
By Peter Ward May 6, 2016
The Washington Post finds link between race and real estate prices; serious setbacks in TTIP deal leaked; U.K. banks found to aid fraudulent Russian transactions; magic pays handsomely in Vegas.
By Peter Ward April 29, 2016
Nebraska suing its sick and poor; Trump is a litigation magnet; giant counterfeit money ring was busted this week; Has Apple has reached “peak iPhone”?
By Peter Ward April 22, 2016
Nearly half of Americans don’t have savings to cover a $400 emergency; Texas uses municipal courts like a “cash cow,” profiting from the poor; Yahoo is officially on the block but buyers are few.
By Peter Ward April 15, 2016
Buzzfeed reports on the growth of the Fight for $15 movement; Bloomberg offers a state by state look at income taxes just in time for tax day; Peabody Energy files for bankruptcy; farm-to-table fakes in Tampa Bay exposed.
By Peter Ward April 8, 2016
The biggest document leak in history this week revealed the tax-dodging secrets of many global elites; the Treasury Department passed rules that would block benefits of tax inversion for Pfizer and Allergan deal; on the more frivolous end of things, some Reality TV Stars can make 6 figures just by showing up at a club.
By Peter Ward April 1, 2016
Regulating the price of prison phone calls is the subject of a lawsuit; Microsoft makes a big AI push under Nadella; Foxconn takes risky measures to hold onto its iPhone business; the WSJ maps startup valuations.
By Peter Ward March 25, 2016
David Cole writes in The Atlantic that states could help reverse Citizens United; Bernie Sanders is the candidate raising the most money without super-PACs; Wall Street gives special treatment to a secret elite group of clients, Bloomberg finds.
By Peter Ward March 18, 2016
Buzzfeed/BBC investigation reveals widespread match fixing in tennis; The Atlantic takes on pot industry’s marketing challenges; pharma company Valeant plunges on news of shortfalls; consumers’ mood about the economy worsens.
By Peter Ward March 11, 2016
This week, we review articles and infographics in The Guardian, Vice, ProPublica and Wired.
By Peter Ward March 4, 2016
The New Yorker investigates how for profit military profited the enemy in Afghanistan; Bloomberg breaks down the Chinese economic slowdown; Universal basic income gets a push in Silicon Valley; Corporate worker’s comp plans face setback.
By Peter Ward February 26, 2016
Electric Cars to Kill Oil? Big oil may be in big trouble. That’s the message conveyed by a data visualization published by Bloomberg this week showing how the electric vehicle market could flatten an industry that is already suffering from plunging oil prices. The price of oil has been in decline for the past two […]
By Peter Ward February 19, 2016
The New Yorker explores the trend of China’s rich second generation moving to the West; a New York Times graphic maps the history and potential future of the Supreme Court; we explain Apple’s encryption battle with the government.