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Both climate change and policies to prevent it can rattle the economy. Citizen of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The next big financial crisis could be triggered by climate change – but central banks can prevent it

It isn’t just the effects of climate change that could destabilize the financial system, it’s also fossil fuel assets losing value. The good news is that central banks can fix it.
Futures won’t affect whether there’s water in the hose. Bettmann/Getty Images

Why Wall Street investors’ trading California water futures is nothing to fear – and unlikely to work anyway

The world’s first futures market for water launched in California in December. Two commodities experts explain how it works, what the potential problems are and why there’s no reason to freak out.
The Port of Savannah used to export cotton picked by enslaved laborers and brought from Alabama to Georgia on slave-built railways. Cotton is still a top product processed through this port. Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Slave-built infrastructure still creates wealth in US, suggesting reparations should cover past harms and current value of slavery

Geographers are documenting slave-built infrastructure, from railroads to ports, in use today. Such work could influence the reparations debate by showing how slavery still props up the US economy.
GameStop shares soared after some retail investors teamed up to jack up the price. AP Photo/John Minchillo

Why GameStop shares stopped trading: 5 questions answered

The easy answer as to why trading was halted relates to the stock’s ‘volatility’ after its dramatic climb in recent weeks. But it could also mean something fishy is going on.
Pro-Trump supporters, including Infowars host Alex Jones, hold a ‘Stop The Steal’ protest Wednesday in Atlanta as Georgia’s recount nears the end. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Five reasons Trump’s challenge of the 2020 election will not lead to civil war

Much as the South rejected President Lincoln’s election with a massive armed uprising, could President Trump’s many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government?
Franklin Roosevelt and other administration officials visit a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp during the New Deal. Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

To achieve a new New Deal, Democrats must learn from the old one

Similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ignore, but Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal teaches us that several developments have to coincide to generate a lasting social safety net.
Cathy Engelbert of Deloitte and Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin are among the few female CEOs in corporate America. Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Why are there so few women CEOs?

Women occupy just 5% of the top jobs at companies in the S&P 500. Research shows the problem to be even worse.

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