‘How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?’: The Painful Financial Fallout of the Larry Nassar Case

Jan. 24, 2018, Rachael Denhollander walked into a Michigan courtroom to speak about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child from Larry Nassar. She was the last in an extraordinary procession of nearly 150 women to offer an impact statement at the sentencing hearing of the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor. […]

Why Barnes & Noble May Soon Look Like the Local Bookstores It Killed Off

The Barnes & Noble saga may yet have a happy ending. The retailer, still the largest U.S. bookstore chain despite years of shriveling sales, was bought by hedge fund -Elliott Management along with newly revived British bookseller Waterstones in a $683 million deal. It’s easy for any retailer to blame Amazon for its woes, but […]

Digital Health Companies Hit a New VC Funding Record in 2018

The digital health funding fever is far from breaking. Venture funding for digital health firms around the world hit an all-time high of $14.6 billion in 2018, according to a new report from StartUp Health, marking the eighth consecutive year of investment growth. In the U.S. alone, health startups raked in a record $8.1 billion, […]

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan Is a Diamond Designed for Rough Terrain

“It’s the first Rolls-Royce that looks better dirty,” says the brand’s CEO, Torsten M?ller-?tv?s, as he overlooks a small fleet of the marque’s first SUV model, dubbed Cullinan–the three vehicles suitably caked in mud and dust from a daylong romp around Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. “It’s a remarkable departure for the brand.” Cullinan, […]

As More Products Are Made for Single People, a Waste Conundrum Emerges

Living alone is increasingly common. In 2018, 28% of U.S. households were home to just one person, according to the Census Bureau. That’s more than double the proportion of single-person residences in 1960, when the nuclear family peaked. For several years now, businesses in the real estate, home improvement, and jewelry sectors have been marketing […]

Meet the A.I. Landlord That’s Building a Single-Family-Home Empire

Erin Burrus has endured some misfortune in recent years: After a cancer diagnosis, she lost her home to foreclosure. Today she’s healthy again, and a stable job in sales has helped her mend her finances. “I’m climbing my way back up,” says Burrus. One symbol of her stability is the two–bedroom home she shares with […]