“Florida, in some ways, resembles a modern Ponzi scheme. Everything is fine for me if a thousand newcomers come tomorrow. The problem is…no one knew what would happen if they stopped coming.”
Saturday, February 6
How Walter Liew stole titanium white from DuPont on behalf of the Chinese government.
Wednesday, February 3
“She is a tech bro — except she’s a woman, trying to sell underwear. Or, as she sees it, innovating in the ‘period space.’” A profile of Miki Agrawal, founder of Thinx.
Monday, February 1
How an art shipper took advantage of the market’s opaque rules and shadowy deal-making to rip off a Russian oligarch.
Wednesday, January 27
Monday, January 25
According to the trades and his pitch to investors, Ryan Kavanaugh had found film business formula that couldn’t lose. It could. Unraveling a Tinseltown Ponzi scheme.
Saturday, January 23
Arno Smit bilked millions out of Tulare County dairy workers (and at least one wealthy widow). Then he disappeared.
Friday, January 22
The inside story of Target’s brief, disastrous expansion north.
Thursday, January 14
How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.
Saturday, January 9
Sitting alone in his San Jose office, Michael Burry saw the bubble in the subprime-mortgage market before anyone else. So he convinced Wall Street to let him bet on it, even though few were betting on him. The article that became The Big Short.
Thursday, January 7
After Brooke Melton died in a car crash, her parents approached attorney Lance Cooper to investigate. What he found in her 2005 Chevy Cobalt would lead to GM’s 30 million-vehicle recall.
Sunday, December 20
The bribery scandal, involving tests given for coveted government jobs and medical school admissions, began implicating high-ranking officials. Then people started turning up dead.