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A Robinhood Exploit Let Redditors Bet Infinite Money on the Stock Market

This ONE illegal trick let redditors blow their savings in minutes!

A 'Big Short' Investor's New Bet: Climate Change Will Bust the Housing Market

David Burt was one of the few who predicted the 2008 financial crisis. He's gambling that history is going to repeat itself soon.

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How to Stop Avoiding Your Bank Account When It Stresses You Out

Even if you're doing OK financially, looking at your balance can be incredibly fraught.

What It Would Take for the Next President to Cancel All Student Debt

Trump just erased the loans of 25,000 veterans. Could his successor do the same thing for everyone?

The Guy Tapped to Become Puerto Rico's Next Governor Is "Throwing More Gasoline on the Fire"

Protesters don’t want Pedro Pierluisi in the governor's mansion.

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Actually Supporting Homeless People Does Not Mean Housing Them Yourself

A brief guide to the absurd, circular logic of people who don't want to deal with homelessness.

Phineas Fisher Offers $100,000 Bounty to Hack Banks and Oil Companies

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Tired: 'OK, Boomer.' Wired: 'Eat the Rich.'

Don't let Boomers distract us from the real enemy: elites who capitalized on inequality.

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What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After Trump Got Impeached and Convicted

From Mike Pence refusing to take the oath of office to fears of a "Cival War," we gamed out some plausible and bizarre scenarios.

How a Protest Movement Took Down Lebanon’s Prime Minister

“I've reached a dead end,” Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said after 13 days of massive protests.

Predatory Payday Lenders Are Openly Gloating About Buying Influence from Trump

Rich people know a friend when they see one.

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Our ongoing column about cheating, fraud, and scams within the American education system.

I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side

It was a good gig for a while, to be quite honest.

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It took me a while to figure out I had taken a job at a diploma factory.

I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids' Personalities on Their College Applications

I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.

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A Paranormal Pet

Pretty paws deserve an elevated Halloween look, but they needn’t cost a fortune.

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