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March 16, 2023

What Went Wrong at Silicon Valley Bank?

And how can it be avoided next time? A new analysis sheds light on vulnerabilities within the U.S. banking industry.

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February 23, 2023

Take 5: How Fear Influences Our Decisions

Our anxieties about the future can have surprising implications for our health, our family lives, and our careers.

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February 1, 2023

Understanding the Pandemic’s Lasting Impact on Real Estate

Work-from-home has stuck around. What does this mean for residential and commercial real-estate markets?

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January 17, 2023

What Is the Purpose of a Corporation Today?

Has anything changed in the three years since the Business Roundtable declared firms should prioritize more than shareholders?

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January 1, 2023

Who Does a Better Job with ESG ratings, Global or Local Research Firms?

Sometimes, global raters miss important nuances about a firm’s environmental, social, and governmental activities.

The world wonders what caused the great recession.
December 22, 2022

What Do American Businesses Need to Understand about China Right Now?

As China’s zero-Covid policy ends, it’s time to take stock of where the world’s second largest economy may be headed.

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December 20, 2022

5 Takeaways on the State of ESG Investing

ESG investing is hot. But what does it actually deliver for society and for shareholders?

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November 18, 2022

What Went Wrong with FTX—and What’s Next for Crypto?

One key issue will be introducing regulation without strangling innovation, a fintech expert explains.

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November 2, 2022

Tesla Deserves an A for Its Financial Management

Elon Musk should be commended for being in the position to even think about stock buybacks right now.

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November 1, 2022

Investors Are Eager for Accurate ESG Information. Can Financial Analysts Provide It?

Analysts aren’t traditionally steeped in ESG, but they do have deep knowledge of the companies they cover.

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September 6, 2022

What Happens to Innovation During an Economic Crisis?

The Great Depression hastened the end of the independent inventor—but not all was lost.

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September 1, 2022

Unilever Should Divest Ben & Jerry’s

An economist offers his perspective on why the food giant has some big decisions to make in the wake of a court ruling against its ice cream subsidiary.

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August 15, 2022

5 Trends to Watch as the Economy Emerges from the Pandemic

From inflation and remote work to climate change, here’s where the global economy appears to be headed.

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July 27, 2022

How Is the Twitter–Musk Showdown Likely to Play Out? An Expert Weighs In.

“In my view, there is a lot of hypocrisy here from Musk.”

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July 12, 2022

Jeff Ubben Explains His “Anti-ESG ESG” Investment Strategy

In a recent conversation with Kellogg’s Robert Korajczyk, the hedge-fund leader breaks down his unique approach to mission-driven investing.

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June 14, 2022

Real Estate Investors See Opportunity, Despite Inflation and Uncertainty

“The pace at which the world is changing in terms of how people use space is extremely exciting.”

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May 6, 2022

Can Investors Create Profitable Trading Strategies Based on Academic Findings?

It hasn’t been clear if information from the ivory tower translates to the trading-room floor. A new study tackles the question by looking at research on earnings announcements.

May 5, 2022

Apple’s Inflation Problem

The company faces a “double whammy” due to its cash hoarding.

April 29, 2022

Why Are U.S. Companies Hoarding So Much Cash?

More than anything else, it comes down to taxes.

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March 17, 2022

What Can We Learn from Amazon’s Stock Split?

We may have to wait and see what this move signals for the tech sector.

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