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Recent articles by Jeff:

People are paying hundreds of dollars for Fyre Festival merch

The sad tale of Fyre Festival takes a final twist as collectors bid for hats and wrist bands. → Read More

Robinhood will no longer share stock 'popularity data' with sites like Robintrack

The trading app's decision appears to be based on public relations rather than profit. → Read More

Trump just signed an order to give an extra $400 in weekly unemployment benefits. Is that legal?

The President's call to pay $400 in benefits is on shaky legal ground, while the call to suspend payroll taxes is on better footing. → Read More

Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record numbers

A trend of Americans giving up their U.S. citizenship took a big jump in the first six months of 2020. → Read More

'A strange power': The secretive Presidential committee that could kneecap TikTok

How exactly can President Trump ban Tik-Tok or order it to sell to Microsoft? The answer is CFIUS. → Read More

Apple pledged $25 to iPhone users over battery problems. Why is it so hard to collect?

The iPhone settlement may point to long-standing problems with the class action process. → Read More

What is brushing? A look at the scam behind the mystery seeds from China

Brushing scams have been a problem in China since at least 2015. Now they are in the U.S. → Read More

PayPal cites 'death of cash' as firm posts record earnings

"The pace of e-commerce has accelerated by several years in a single quarter," said PayPal CFO John Rainey. → Read More

Now that banks can hold Bitcoin, crypto M&A rumors are swirling

The crypto M&A bonanza may be further off than some expect. → Read More

VC icon Alan Patricof and SoulCycle vet Abby Levy launch fund to invest in aging

The duo has a unique strategy to bet on entrepreneurs serving seniors. → Read More

‘Don’t plant them’: What we know about the mystery seeds from China that are arriving in U.S. mailboxes

The suspicious deliveries have been reported everywhere from Louisiana to Ohio to Washington State. → Read More

Bitcoin price surge: Several theories from experts on Bitcoin news, price going up in USD

Explanations range from global uncertainty to traders cashing out of other cryptocurrencies. → Read More

How much money does it take to be considered wealthy, comfortable? Attitudes changing during coronavirus pandemic

Attitudes to wealth have changed in the pandemic—but views on happiness have not. → Read More

Apple class action lawsuit settlement: See if you qualify for a payout for Apple, Facebook and others

Most consumers don't collect on class action money they're owed → Read More

Are you middle class? This calculator will tell you

What is middle class? 52% of Americans are classified as middle income, while 19% are upper income. Use this middle class calculator to find out where you fall. → Read More

Facebook adds $100 million to facial recognition settlement

Facebook users in Illinois can expect to collect $200 to $400. → Read More

33 states have instituted post-travel COVID quarantines—posing a dilemma for executives

The COVID orders are advisories not law, but that can still affect travel plans. → Read More

Banks can now hold bitcoin: Behind the OCC’s big decision and why it matters

The OCC opened the door for the banking industry to enter the Bitcoin business. → Read More

'Trump troops' in U.S. cities: What the law says about their rights—and yours

Trump's use of federal troops in Portland could be just the beginning. Are his tactics legal? → Read More

Dr. Seuss digital collectibles: new decals could boost the market

Boosters claim digital decals are the future of collecting. → Read More