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There’s an amazing new rap sheet on Trump

by Rick Newman A variety of Trump watchers have tracked Donald Trump’s business failures, lawsuits and assorted controversies. Now, Trump’s social media venture has […]

Central Asia Could Be the Key to Driving a Wedge Between Russia and China

by Ian Morris Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) holds a portrait of his father during the Immortal Regiment, a rally […]

The options for space travel are ballooning

by Harriet Baskas Ticket prices for a space ride reservation on Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin currently start at […]

Strippers can apparently better forecast the market than your finance bro

by Jane Nam In a tweet that has since gone viral, a netizen who claims to be a stripper declared […]

Off-Market Residential Rental Opportunity Zone Development Project Phase II, Westchester NY

Projected capital structure: $70MM ($21MM equity, $49MM debt LTC 70%) 201.5k gsf (222 residential units 146k nsf / 12.1k sf […]

Prime 50’s Off 5th Ave Luxury Hotel & Residential Condo Development Opportunity (Plaza District NYC)

Projected capital structure: $56.5MM ($20MM equity ($15.5MM for site acquisition), $36.5MM debt LTC 65%) 41.9k gsf (12 residential units 9k […]

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns (2021 Edition)

By Dorothy Neufeld, Visual Capitalist, The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns (2011-2020) Being a commodity investor can feel like riding […]

IMF chief says pandemic will unleash worst recession since Great Depression

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The pandemic sweeping the world will turn global economic growth “sharply […]

‘Health Silk Road’ heats up as China and U.S. boost efforts amid coronavirus

China’s not the only one working on the “Health Silk Road.”  As Beijing pushes for global health leadership amid the […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has three directions, and all point to new cases well into 2021

In one scenario, there will be a series of outbreaks in the next one to two years, smaller than the […]