Ephrat Livni, The New York Times

Ephrat Livni

The New York Times

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Ephrat:

Hurricane Ian’s Devastation Shows the Challenge of Pricing Climate Risk

As severe weather events become more frequent, pricing the risk associated with them will only get trickier. → Read More

Musk Joins Moguls to Kill S.E.C. ‘Gag Orders’ at the Supreme Court

Elon Musk joined an amicus brief that could have big implications for how the S.E.C. brings cases and whether defendants who settle can ever talk about them. → Read More

Larry Fink Defends Stakeholder Capitalism

Companies thinking beyond profits isn’t “woke,” the BlackRock founder argued in his latest letter to Wall Street chiefs. → Read More

Regulators Ask Congress to Create New Rules for Cryptocurrencies

A Treasury Department report says stablecoin issuers should operate like banks to avoid destabilizing runs that could erode financial stability. → Read More

Can Crypto Go Green?

DealBook gathered experts to debate the solutions to cryptocurrency’s climate problem. → Read More

Here Come the Crypto Rules

The urgency among regulators to rein in the crypto industry has generated a flurry of lobbying all over Washington. → Read More

China cracks down on cryptocurrency, banning all transactions.

The clampdown comes as China’s central bank has been testing its own digital currency, the electronic Chinese yuan. The price of Bitcoin fell as much as 7 percent on the news. → Read More

How Tax Giants Write Their Own Rules

The biggest accounting firms take advantage of the government’s revolving door. → Read More

Back on Track

The bidding war to acquire Kansas City Southern appears to end in victory for Canadian Pacific. → Read More

Best Stimulus Ever?

The share of people living in poverty in the U.S. fell to a record low last year, making the emergency pandemic aid look highly effective, if costly. → Read More

What to Expect from Gary Gensler’s Testimony

After five months on the job, the S.E.C. chair will speak before the Senate Banking Committee about crypto, climate, SPACs and more. → Read More

Hoax that Walmart will accept Litecoin makes cryptocurrency prices spike.

Litecoin and other digital currencies jumped by as much as 30 percent after the announcement, which was republished as legitimate by media companies. → Read More

Biden Pushes Companies on Vaccine Mandates

The White House’s latest effort to tackle Covid-19 includes a mandate for businesses with over 100 employees. → Read More

The Elizabeth Holmes Courtroom Drama

Opening arguments in the long-awaited trial questioned whether the Theranos chief executive was knowingly deceptive or blindly ambitious. → Read More

Coinbase says the S.E.C. has threatened to sue it over a plan to pay interest.

Coinbase’s Lend offering — an interest-generating service that somewhat resembles accounts traditionally offered by banks — could violate securities laws, the Securities and Exchange Commission said. → Read More

The New ‘Shadow’ Banks

The crypto revolution is bringing financial services to the unbanked, but not without risks. → Read More

El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin Is Off to a Rocky Start

Experts had raised concerns about making the digital token an official currency and the rapid execution of new technology on a national scale. → Read More

Where Diversity Still Disappoints

Black directors have held only 1 percent of board seats at private companies backed by top venture capital and private equity firms. → Read More

Crypto’s Rapid Move Into Banking Elicits Alarm in Washington

The boom in companies offering cryptocurrency loans and high-yield deposit accounts is disrupting the banking industry and leaving regulators scrambling to catch up. → Read More

Crypto Banking and Decentralized Finance, Explained

The revolution in digital money is now moving into banking, as cryptocurrency starts to reshape the way people borrow and save. → Read More