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Investors Are Using Robinhood, Other Platforms to Jump Into Options Trades, Worrying U.S. Regulators
 

The flood of everyday Americans into options trading has drawn a skeptical eye from U.S. regulators, who are considering possible rule changes for the era of smartphone brokerage apps.


Elizabeth Warren Presses Fed for Information on Trading Controversy
 

The Democratic senator is seeking details on the extent of financial trading by Fed leaders, and wants a formal briefing on new ethics rules adopted by the central bank.


Omicron Sends Bank Stocks Seesawing
 

Fears about the economic impact of the new Covid-19 variant have hit bank stocks hard, but they are still on track for their best year in more than two decades.


Junk-Bond Investors Fear Bumpy 2022 After November Slump
 

Investors pull cash out of high-yield debt at fastest rate since September 2020.


The 2021 Cash Gifts Guide: From Crypto to Tungsten Cubes
 

Cash tucked inside a Hallmark card is a present that is reliable and traditional. Nonfungible tokens and digital money are now an option for more adventurous gift givers, but it takes some planning.


AI Agriculture Startups Take In Record Amount of VC Funding
 

Venture-capital firms are pouring money into artificial-intelligence agricultural startups as farmers turn to the technology to control pests, eradicate weeds and increase crop yields.


Children's Finance App Greenlight Names CFO As It Prepares for IPO
 

Greenlight named Brian Dong its first permanent finance chief as it prepares to go public in the next 12 to 18 months.


Greycroft Pursues Its First Billion-Dollar Fund
 

Greycroft is raising a pair of funds, including its first-ever pool that could total $1 billion, according to people familiar with the situation.


Financial Services Roundup: Market Talk
 

The latest Market Talks covering Financial Services


MTIP, a Swiss Healthtech Investor, Raises $250 Million for Its Second Fund
 

The firm’s new fund is much larger than its debut vehicle, a $65 million “proof of concept” pool raised in 2016.


 

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December 07, 2021 16:15 ET (21:15 GMT)

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