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The Wow Factor

How one billionaire owner outflanked two others and brought the NFL back to Los Angeles, doubling the value of his franchise.

Wednesday, February 10

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Liquid Assets

The hedge fund manager making a bet that Wall Street can solve the water crisis in the West.

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Head Over Heels

Inside Steve Madden’s shoe empire.

Tuesday, February 9

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The Ponzi State

“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

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The Plot to Steal the Color White From DuPont

How Walter Liew stole titanium white from DuPont on behalf of the Chinese government.

Wednesday, February 3

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Panty Raid

“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

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The Bouvier Affair

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

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He's the Best

“On paper, [DJ Khaled] doesn't make a whole lot of sense. He's released eight full-length albums but doesn't actually rap on any of them. He's perhaps the most quoted figure in hip-hop, able to create viral catch phrases with an ease that marketing executives dream about. He's played a serious role in the hip-hop industry throughout his career, yet he's perceived almost exclusively as a meme by fans across the nation.”

Monday, January 25

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The Epic Fail of Hollywood’s Hottest Algorithm

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

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The Big Cow Con

Arno Smit bilked millions out of Tulare County dairy workers (and at least one wealthy widow). Then he disappeared.

Friday, January 22

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The Last Days of Target Canada

The inside story of Target’s brief, disastrous expansion north.

Thursday, January 14

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Wenner's World

How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.