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A "Wall Street" sign overlooking the New York Stock exchange | REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
October 21, 2015

How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

Two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies.


Health care worker reviewing a file in a massive archive | Reuters/Phil McCarten
June 29, 2015

Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.


Telephone receiver hanging by its cord in front of the NYSE logo | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
September 29, 2015

How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.


Photo illustration showing low-income housing options in a neighborhood by Tricia Seibold. Photo by iStock/David Sucsy
September 15, 2015

Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.

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Enrico Moretti: The Geography of Jobs

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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Companies Emphasize the Environment Over Employees

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May 31, 2013

Myra Strober: How the Workplace Works — or Doesn't — for Families

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May 24, 2013

Jim Kolbe: Trade Has Brightened the Global Economy

A former GOP Congressman says U.S. exports have helped ease the effects of the recession.
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Mandy O'Neill: Why Capable Women Don't Always Realize Their Potential

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