On a November morning, Olympic rower and financial advisor Harold Backer left for a bike ride and never returned. His disappearance remained a mystery – until letters began arriving at the homes of his investors.
Monday, March 21
Tuesday, March 15
It’s a multilevel marketing company called AdvoCare. Or maybe it’s a pyramid scheme.
Sunday, March 13
Your local police department probably has a $400,00 device that listens in on cellphones. Soon your neighbor will be able to buy the same thing for $1,500.
Thursday, March 10
He made billions. He lost billions. He was fired as CEO of the company he created. And on March 2, just hours after he was accused of rigging oil deals, he died in a one-car crash.
Tuesday, March 8
Philanthropist and private equity mogul David Rubenstein is lauded for his patriotic donations, including half the cost of repairing the Washington Monument. He also helped save a controversial tax break billionaires love.
Saturday, February 27
The difficult business of spending money well.
Friday, February 26
Be nice and listen.
Saturday, February 20
Tuesday, February 16
How the feds flipped a corrupt American soccer official named Chuck Blazer and brought down the sport’s governing body.
Sunday, February 14
On the parasitic relationship between oil and the stock market.
Thursday, February 11
How one billionaire owner outflanked two others and brought the NFL back to Los Angeles, doubling the value of his franchise.