Daily Archives: July 18, 2017

Subprime redux: problems brewing in auto loans

It’s classic subprime: hasty loans, rapid defaults, and, at times, outright fraud.  Only this isn’t the U.S. housing market circa 2007. It’s the U.S. auto industry circa 2017.  A decade after the mortgage debacle, the financial industry has embraced another … Continue reading

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Report on Trump business dealings with Russian investors

Craig Unger discusses his investigative piece in The New Republic, “Trump’s Russian Laundromat:  How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the … Continue reading

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Container farmers

Ian Brown and David Pendergast founded Agora Greens in the beginning of 2016 and quickly began building a successful business growing fresh produce year-round in Walpole, Massachusetts. Using the Leafy Green Machine, the two grow a variety of lettuces, herbs … Continue reading

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Vertical, container farming: the time has come

Converted shipping containers about the size of a standard one-car garage, can produce the same amount of crops as two acres of outdoor farmland with a fraction of the water usage (ie.,10 gallons of recycled water a day). Powered by LED lights … Continue reading

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Oil racing against end of the ICE-age

The U$ has slumped on increasing Trump lumps the past month–no health care rewrite, no imminent tax code overhaul, and that debt ceiling is back.  This has spurred some strength in the price of crude and its handmaiden the Canadian … Continue reading

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