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Mengqi Sun

Business Reporter

Location icon United States of America

Currently a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Mengqi is learning how to write engaging stories about insurers, asset management, and hedge funds.

She was previously a reporting intern at the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, and WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.

She has a MA in Business and Economics reporting from Columbia Journalism School and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University.

The $4.7 Billion Nuclear Bill That No One Wants to Pay

The primary owner of a power plant with two partially built nuclear reactors in South Carolina walked away from the $9 billion project last summer because of high construction costs and delays. Now no one wants to pay for it. The utility overseeing the Virgil C.

This German Insurer Wrongly Bet Its Home Country Would Win the World Cup

Allianz SE is one of the biggest insurers of the World Cup. But it missed out on a golden opportunity when defending champion Germany exited the tournament last week. Before the start of soccer's most important contest, retailers offered sales promotions or prizes that would pay out if Germany took the crown again this year.

Why Europe's Cyber Insurance Windfall Hasn't Happened

One of the biggest data-privacy laws in history was supposed to kick off a new era of surging demand for cyber insurance in Europe. So far, it hasn't. Late last month, the General Data Policy Regulation, or GDPR, went into full effect in Europe.

The Investor Fever for Passive Funds Is Cooling in 2018

The flood of money into low-cost index funds is slowing in 2018, testing Americans' unprecedented embrace of passively managed investments during a nine-year-old bull market for stocks. Net inflows into U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that mimic indexes dropped to $3.4 billion in June, according to data compiled by research firm Morningstar.

The Christian Science Monitor
Need a ride in farm country or in a distant exurb? How one company wants to help

In cities such as Boston or San Francisco, getting a ride around town from a Lyft or Uber has become somewhat intuitive for urban dwellers. Now one company is trying to see if that model will translate to rural America where giving rides to friends and neighbors has long been part of the social fabric.

The Christian Science Monitor
If no one is behind the wheel in an autonomous car crash, who pays?

In the race to develop autonomous cars, tech companies and car manufacturers might face another hurdle - car insurance. While many believe driverless cars could reduce the number of accidents on the road, crashes involving self-driving cars still happen, raising questions about liability.

The Christian Science Monitor
As traffic deaths rise, will public warm to driverless cars?

While major tech companies, automakers, and the US government are pursuing the emerging market of self-driving cars, public policy experts say consumers may slow the pace of change. The National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization, said Wednesday that an estimated 40,000 Americans died from traffic accidents in 2016, a 6 percent jump from the previous year.

The Christian Science Monitor
Would you eat your water bottle if that would save the planet?

How often have you drunk from a water bottle only to toss the water bottle away? A London-based startup wants to you to stay hydrated by "eating" a water balloon-like blob instead, creating no plastic waste. The blob, named " Ooho," is a seaweed-based, double-membrane capsule containing water.

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