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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…

A new chapter for cryptocurrencies begins Sunday night as bitcoin, the most mainstream digital asset, launches on futures markets. The milestone will open up the market, allowing investors to bet against the currency without actually owning it. Author Nolan Bauerle…

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