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Congress Poured Billions of Dollars Into Schools. Did It Help Students Learn?

The federal relief “was worth the investment,” Reardon tells NPR. “It led to significant improvements in children’s academic performance… It wasn’t enough money, or enough recovery, to get students all the way back to where they were in 2019, but it did make a significant difference.” Study #2, co-authored by researcher Dan Goldhaber at the [...]read moreCongress Poured Billions of Dollars Into Schools. Did It Help Students Learn?

Did Western Wealth Capital Cost Investors Thousands of Dollars?

In this article Five years ago, on the BiggerPockets forums, the name Western Wealth Capital (WWC) started to appear. With offices in North Vancouver, Canada, and Phoenix, they were well-known syndicators with a solid reputation, doing deals nationwide.  A competitor, Sam Grooms of White Haven Capital, stated: “They’re solid underwriters and performers. Janet [LePage] (Western Wealth Capital [...]read moreDid Western Wealth Capital Cost Investors Thousands of Dollars?

Scammers Are Using AI Deepfakes to Steal Millions of Dollars, Including Real Estate—Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself From Fraud

In this article Security experts are sounding the alarm about the potential implications of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated deepfakes, which are artificial audio or video files that have been manipulated to portray someone’s likeness, in real estate fraud.  Earlier this year, authorities in Hong Kong reported that a group of scammers used deepfake technology to steal more than [...]read moreScammers Are Using AI Deepfakes to Steal Millions of Dollars, Including Real Estate—Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself From Fraud

Fisker lost track of millions of dollars in customer payments for months

Fisker temporarily lost track of millions of dollars in customer payments as it scaled up deliveries, leading to an internal audit that started in December and took months to complete, TechCrunch has learned. The EV startup was ultimately able to track down a majority of those payments or request new ones from customers whose payment [...]read moreFisker lost track of millions of dollars in customer payments for months

Fisker lost track of millions of dollars in customer payments for months

Fisker temporarily lost track of millions of dollars in customer payments as it scaled up deliveries, leading to an internal audit that started in December and took months to complete, TechCrunch has learned. The EV startup was ultimately able to track down a majority of those payments or request new ones from customers whose payment [...]read moreFisker lost track of millions of dollars in customer payments for months

Monopoly Go Marketing Budget Was Almost Half A Billion Dollars

Monopoly Go, a multiplayer mobile board game, launched on April 11, 2023. Since then it has made over 2 billion dollars, been downloaded 100+ million times, and become one of the most popular digital games on the planet. But to reach this point, Scopely, the studio behind the hit game, has spent nearly $500 million [...]read moreMonopoly Go Marketing Budget Was Almost Half A Billion Dollars

Stay up-to-date on the amount of venture dollars going to underrepresented founders

Venture capital funding has never been robust for women or Black and brown founders. Alongside Crunchbase, we’ve been tracking funding levels to pinpoint moments of progress and regression for marginalized entrepreneurs. For example, Black founders saw record amounts of funding in the bull year that was 2021, but that amount dipped substantially as the market [...]read moreStay up-to-date on the amount of venture dollars going to underrepresented founders