News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.
This week’s reads include:
The Russian invasion of Ukraine strains the long-held idea that shared interests around business and commerce can deflect military conflict.
For some crypto holders, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an opportunity—and a validation of their increasingly radical beliefs.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with child care researcher Elliot Haspell about the accessibility of child care in the U.S.
"So the child care industry is in what the U.S. Treasury Department calls a market failure."
“Scams are particularly important to understand right now because the boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate forms of capitalism seem to be in flux.”
Zelle, the payments platform used by millions of customers, is a popular target of scammers. But banks have been reluctant to make fraud victims whole — despite owning the system.
And on Twitter, the reporter walks through how the scam works, getting Justin for $500: