Check out our exclusive list of the top 12 venture capital firms making deals in the booming marijuana industry

Shayanne Gal/ Business Insider Business Insider compiled an exclusive list of the top 12 venture-capital firms making deals in the cannabis industry.  Subscribe to read the list here.  Ever since Colorado legalized cannabis for all adults in 2014, the cannabis industry has blossomed, with a multitude of companies competing to scale up as more states legalize the […]

Hard-up firms in China use cashmere and pork to repay loans

LI XINTONG DID not want one overpriced cashmere sweater, let alone a hundred. But when his loan to Jicai came due, the investment firm offered to repay him not in cash, but in sweaters. The value of 100 cashmere pullovers, it said, equalled his 150,000 yuan ($ 22,000) loan, and was thus fair compensation. Mr […]

Non-bank firms are now big players in America’s mortgage market

Not so bankable TWICE IN THE past 30 years, housing finance has taken down America’s economy. As interest rates rise and the housing market stutters (see article), regulators are again pondering the risks from the mortgage market—this time from a shift towards non-bank originators. These firms, which create mortgages and often sell them on to […]

How logistics firms can solve a multibillion-dollar issue for retailers

This is a preview of The Reverse Logistics Report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider Intelligence With e-commerce becoming a lucrative shopping channel, retailers and their logistics partners have been primarily focused on how to quickly move goods through the supply chain and into the hands of consumers — a process […]