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What Are ESG Funds and Why Are They Under Scrutiny?

Investors propelled ESG funds to new heights in 2020, and federal agencies are watching. WSJ explains why regulators have ethical and sustainable investment funds under review. Photo Illustration: Alex Kuzoian More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the WSJ Video Center: On Facebook: On Twitter: On Snapchat: #WSJ …

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How Private Companies Are Bypassing the IPO Process | WSJ

Private companies are flooding to special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, to bypass the traditional IPO process and gain a public listing. WSJ explains why some critics say investing in these so-called blank-check companies isn’t worth the risk. Illustration: Zoë Soriano/WSJ More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the …

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How Much Will the Covid-19 Vaccine Cost? | WSJ

As government and private money pour into the global race for a Covid-19 vaccine, drugmakers are under great pressure to keep the shot affordable while also keeping investors happy. WSJ explains what this means for the final price tag of the jabs. Illustration: Crystal Tai More from the Wall Street …

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Wirecard and the Curious Case of the Missing $2 Billion | WSJ

Payment processing company Wirecard was the darling of Germany’s fintech industry until auditors uncovered a $2 billion hole in its accounting. WSJ explains what we know about the missing money, as investigators are still trying to understand what happened. Photo composite: George Downs More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit …

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NBA's Andre Iguodala on Investing, Kaepernick and Legacy | WSJ

Former Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala talks to WSJ’s Lee Hawkins about being an active tech investor, his commitment to opening doors for other athletes and people of color, and the benefits of having a “strict” mother. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the WSJ Video Center: …

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How a $100 Billion Fund Is Changing Investing | WSJ

SoftBank’s longtime strategy of dumping mountains of cash on promising young companies to create big winners failed dramatically at WeWork and is inviting scrutiny into the fund’s other investments. Here’s a look at Vision Fund’s structure, and how its fast paced investment strategy could make it risky. More from the …

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Cash Is Back. Here's Why | WSJ

Cash is often viewed as a safe, but boring investment. But lately, it’s looking shinier than it has in a while. WSJ explains why investors are piling trillions into money market accounts, even as stocks reach new highs. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the WSJ Video …

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The $3.7 Trillion Corporate Debt Question | WSJ

About half of all issued corporate bond debt is rated triple-B, the lowest score for investment-grade debt. Analysts say all this debt could be a mess in the making, especially if the economy enters a recession. WSJ’s Gunjan Banerji explains. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the …

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