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Can finance cure cancer?

How do you drive investors to spend money on cutting-edge cancer treatments? One idea, according to economist Andrew Lo, is to sell securities in a megafund of research projects. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how financial engineering could be the…

Economy Jul 13

People walk past the office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California February 5, 2015. Connecticut and New York prosecutors reached out to No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Thursday, a day after the firm said it was a victim of a cyberattack that compromised data of tens of millions of people. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW HEALTH) - RTR4OEOV
Column: Why we are all insurance companies

“We are all insurance companies.” This odd dictum, from the famous American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, may serve us well as we struggle to find the best path forward in the health insurance debate.

Feb 15

Britain’s largest bank, HSBC, published a full-page apology letter in several U.K. newspapers Sunday, following allegations that the company’s Swiss private banking arm helped clients dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets.

Dec 23

As baby boomers leave the workforce and millennials, and increasingly women, move in to take their places, former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck predicts capitalism will become more inclusive, and consequently, more prosperous -- for everyone.

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