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Sam Peterson

Sam Peterson is a senior advisor at Chatham Financial, a global interest rate and currency risk management firm that advises over 1,000 derivatives business end users in a wide range of industries including real estate, health care, retail, manufacturing, technology and financial services.

  • There's a Derivative in Your Cereal

    These misunderstood financial products are all around us, but the new regulations they face in the Dodd-Frank bill may be a burden on all firms -- not just Wall Street banks.

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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

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The Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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