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When Companies Tweet, Investors Listen

Posting negative news on corporate social media might make investors uneasy and lead to bad press.

Policy

How Drinking Beer Is Saving Russian Lives

Decades later, a Soviet public health initiative is still increasing male life expectancy.

Social Impact

What Is the Future of Impact Investing?

“People are revisiting the relationship they want their capital to have with the world.”

Economics

Video: How to Establish Trust in Financial Transactions

Hard statistics and an understanding of culture keep the money flowing between lenders and borrowers.

Financial advisors give financial advice to clients.
Finance & Accounting

What Good Is a Financial Advisor?

They may have your best interests in mind, but that doesn’t mean their advice is sound.

Policy

Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.

Policy

Christine Lagarde on Income Inequality, Brexit, and the Power of M&Ms

A Q&A with the IMF managing director and Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo.

Banks dislike using movable assets as collateral
Finance & Accounting

Beefing Up Collateral Laws Could Encourage Banks to Lend

In many emerging economies, businesses without real estate struggle to access credit.

Leadership

Six Tools for Communicating Complex Ideas

Business leaders need to know how to make their information stick.

Finance & Accounting

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: Which Bankruptcy System Is Better?

In certain markets, forcing companies to liquidate could cause offices and factories to sit empty.

Your Investment Tool Is Failing You

A new tool offers smart investors an improvement over the CAPM.

An entrepreneur decides whether to pick an angel investor.
Entrepreneurship

Keeping the Angels at Bay

Startups should be wary of accepting too much money from angel investors.

Finance & Accounting

Video: How to Play the Lottery Without Losing

Can we fight the poverty trap with new savings accounts that offer raffle tickets instead of interest?

High frequency traders affect the markets in many ways - in most cases, positively.
Finance & Accounting

Do High-Frequency Traders Deserve Their Bad Rap?

Though suspicions abound, HFTs generally help markets function and grow.

Finance & Accounting

Credit Where Credit Is Due

New ways of assessing credit worthiness could open up access to the global banking system.

Finance & Accounting

Did Irrational Exuberance Cause Vegas’ Housing Bubble?

Why a city surrounded by open land saw prices spike.

What went wrong during the AIG financial crisis?
Finance & Accounting

What Went Wrong at AIG?

Unpacking the insurance giant’s collapse.

Finance & Accounting

Going Beyond “Buy Low, Sell High”

What is risky to short-horizon investors may not be risky to long-term investors.

Finance & Accounting

What Killed the Economy?

How deal complexity in commercial mortgage-backed securities contributed to the financial crisis.