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Moving vans headed east out of California. Credit: iStock/eyecrave
October 31, 2019
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.

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Hands are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the picture of various currencies of money in this illustration. Credit: Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Illustration
October 24, 2019
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Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.

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September 4, 2019
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Michael Moritz: Look for Unexpected Opportunities

On this podcast episode, the Sequoia Capital partner discusses the top two challenges facing the tech industry: identifying promising companies and promoting diversity.
August 26, 2019
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What Would Happen If Mortgage Brokers Disappeared?

Home-loan middlemen are more than a necessary evil — they benefit both buyers and lenders, a new study finds.
July 22, 2019
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Good News and Bad News on Tax Evasion

A tough new law made it much harder for American tax cheats to hide their money offshore. But a new study shows they haven’t given up.
July 22, 2019
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What Happens to Local Jobs When State Taxes Go Up?

With states competing fiercely for business, even small increases in corporate rates will spur some firms to pull up stakes.
July 11, 2019
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Do VCs Really Favor White Male Founders?

A field experiment used fake emails to measure gender and racial bias among startup investors.
May 23, 2019
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Will Investors Pay a Premium for Being Green?

Despite the surging focus on environmental sustainability, a new study suggests investors still care about the old kind of green.
May 20, 2019
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Bridgewater Investments Founder Ray Dalio: Invest in Idea Meritocracy

The investment icon says a system of thoughtful disagreement creates competitive advantage.
May 8, 2019
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Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: What’s Best for the Surrounding Community?

In areas tied to declining industries, corporate reorganization has better long-term impact than going-out-of-business sales, a new study finds.
April 12, 2019
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Getting Banks to Latch onto Blockchain

A Ukrainian native challenges the financial industry to lose its fear of decentralized transactions.
April 3, 2019
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Why Was the Last Recovery Slower Than Usual? Actually, It Wasn’t

A new study of financial crises going back to 1870 shows that they make for unusually nasty recessions.