Christopher Scholl

How Silicon Valley and Wall Street Investors Profit From 300% Interest

Reading Time: 7 minutes As tough new laws squeeze the so-called “payday” lending industry, big investors are stepping in to help push triple-digit interest rates on customers who can least afford it.

An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has uncovered new tactics—and in some cases “front” companies—allowing payday lenders to profit just beyond reach of state and federal laws.

JFK: The Never-Ending Wait for Answers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tens of thousands of documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy remain locked up and classified at the National Archives. Now, more than 50 years after the President’s tragic death, one activist is trying a new approach to prying them loose.