Using several email addresses and a lot of exclamation points, teenager Jonathan Lebed worked finance message boards in the morning before school and made almost a million bucks. Then he made the head of the S.E.C. look like a fool.
Wednesday, May 25
Libertarian, futurist, billionaire: a profile of Peter Thiel.
Five years after they leave the league, 60 percent of NBA players have nothing left. In the NFL, it’s closer to 80 percent after just two years. On the economics of professional sports.
Monday, May 23
Hervé Falciani, a computer engineer working at HSBC, stole the bank’s list of secret accounts. But was he out to expose tax cheats or get rich himself? Perhaps both.Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast
Sunday, May 22
Meet Martha Beck.
Tuesday, May 17
“Fast food and hedge funds. That’s where we’re going.”
Sunday, May 15
The social network positioned its plan to bring the internet to millions of Indians as a gift. The country saw a catch.
Friday, May 13
The number one place Tampa Bay cops visit: Walmart. And it’s not even close — they average two trips an hour.
Thursday, May 12
Scenes from a class conflict playing out between millionaires and billionaires on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Monday, May 9
Sunday, May 8
Medicine, the company says, can also be a tasty snack.
Friday, May 6
Purdue Pharma’s marketing materials say OxyContin works for 12 hours. It doesn’t. And this problem, long-denied by the drugmaker, is what makes it highly addictive.