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    • How One Hedge Fund Made $2 Billion from Argentina's Economic Collapse

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "How One Hedge Fund Made $2 Billion from Argentina's Economic Collapse" is from the March 29, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • SEC Charges Texas Attorney General with Securities Fraud

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "SEC Charges Texas Attorney General with Securities Fraud" is from the April 11, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Stephen K. Bannon, Architect of Anti-Globalist Policies, Got Rich as a Global Capitalist

    • By: Michael Kranish, Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 15 mins
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    As a businessman, the top Trump adviser represented a Saudi prince, and received financing from Japanese and French banks.

    "Stephen K. Bannon, Architect of Anti-Globalist Policies, Got Rich as a Global Capitalist" is from the March 31, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Kranish and Renae Merle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Once Considered the Titans of Wall Street, Hedge Fund Managers Are in Trouble

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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     Long considered the titans of Wall Street, hedge fund managers have long thrived under a simple premise: They are smarter than the average investor and can produce bigger profits.

    "Once Considered the Titans of Wall Street, Hedge Fund Managers Are in Trouble" is from the May 29, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How a Goldman Sachs Executive Allegedly Stole Government Data to Woo Clients

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "How a Goldman Sachs Executive Allegedly Stole Government Data to Woo Clients" is from the August 4, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Wells Fargo CEO Could Be Forced to Return $40 Million after Sales Scandal

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Wells Fargo’s is facing increasing pressure to force its top executives to give back millions earned while low-level employees allegedly set up sham accounts to meet sales quotas. Between 2011 and 2015, when Wells Fargo has acknowledged the scheme was going on, the bank’s five highest-ranking executives accumulated $300 million in bonuses and performance awards, according to an analysis by Equilar, a research group."

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    • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says Wells Fargo Executives Should Give Back Bonuses

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The controversy surrounding Wells Fargo gained new momentum on Friday as Democratic lawmakers took aim at the millions in bonuses senior executives earned while thousands of the bank's employees created up to 2 million sham accounts in order to meet sales goals.

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    • New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Plan Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Tax Law

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said Friday they are forming a multistate coalition to sue the Trump administration over the 2017 tax bill, challenging the constitutionality of a provision that limits Americans’ ability to deduct their state and local taxes from their federal bill.

    "New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Plan Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Tax Law" is from the January 26, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • GE Says Its Lending Unit Is No Longer 'Too Big to Fail,' Shouldn't Face Strict Federal Oversight

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "GE Says Its Lending Unit Is No Longer 'Too Big to Fail,' Shouldn't Face Strict Federal Oversight" is from the March 31, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump Is Systematically Backing off Consumer Protections, to the Delight of Corporations

    • By: Renae Merle, Tracy Jan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    President Trump and the regulators he appointed are taking a far less aggressive approach to consumer protection than their predecessors, delaying key regulations and imposing fewer penalties against financial institutions and other corporations accused of wrongdoing, according to a Washington Post review of available data and interviews with consumer advocates and government officials.

    "Trump Is Systematically Backing off Consumer Protections, to the Delight of Corporations" is from the March 06, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle, Tracy Jan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook Could Owe $5 Billion in Back Taxes

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Facebook Could Owe $5 Billion in Back Taxes" is from the July 29, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • U.S. Regulator, DOJ Settle ‘Spoofing’ Charges Against European Banks

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    U.S. prosecutors on Monday announced that they had settled charges against three European banking giants, HSBC, UBS and Deutsche Bank, for manipulating the markets for precious metals, including gold and silver, and filed charges against eight people, including some of their former traders.

    "U.S. Regulator, DOJ Settle ‘Spoofing’ Charges Against European Banks" is from the January 29, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Allegations of ‘Fake News’ Stretch Beyond Politics

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Kamilla Bjorlin has appeared in movies with Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins, played an “evil serpent” on the popular soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and a countess in “Princess Diaries 2.”

    "Allegations of ‘Fake News’ Stretch Beyond Politics" is from the July 04, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Richard Cordray is Stepping Down as Head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Richard Cordray, one of the few remaining Obama-era banking regulators, said on Wednesday that he plans to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the end of the month, clearing the way for President Trump to remake a watchdog agency loathed by Republicans and Wall Street.

    "Richard Cordray is Stepping Down as Head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" is from the November 15, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • SEC Reveals It Was Hacked, Information May Have Been Used for Illegal Stock Trades

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The Securities and Exchange Commission, the country’s top Wall Street regulator, announced Wednesday that hackers breached its system for storing documents filed by publicly traded companies last year, potentially accessing data that allowed the intruders to make an illegal profit.

    "SEC Reveals It Was Hacked, Information May Have Been Used for Illegal Stock Trades" is from the September 20, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Start-Up Is Promising a Revolution, and Wall Street Is Pushing Back

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "This Start-Up Is Promising a Revolution, and Wall Street Is Pushing Back" is from the June 17, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Wall Street’s Average Bonus in 2017? Three Times What Most U.S. Households Made All Year.

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Wall Street bonuses are climbing toward record highs again, according to government data released Monday showing that in 2017, the average bonus payout reached $184,220.

    "Wall Street’s Average Bonus in 2017? Three Times What Most U.S. Households Made All Year." is from the March 26, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Spotify’s Stock Opens up at $165.90

    • By: Hamza Shaban, Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Spotify made its highly anticipated Wall Street debut on Tuesday, with an opening price of $165.90, giving the music streaming company a valuation of $29.5 billion.

    "Spotify’s Stock Opens up at $165.90" is from the April 03, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Hamza Shaban and Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Martin Shkreli Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Defrauding Investors

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Martin Shkreli, the notorious former hedge fund manager, is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on Friday for defrauding investors.

    "Martin Shkreli Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Defrauding Investors" is from the March 09, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Independence of Consumer Watchdog Agency

    • By: Renae Merle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional and that its director can be fired by the president for cause only.

    "U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Independence of Consumer Watchdog Agency" is from the January 31, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Renae Merle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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