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A man on a ladder drawing chaotic circles as an extension of a performance line chart | iStock/dane_m
January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures by target firms hurt their own shareholders.

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user pointing at computer screen showing stock prices | Reuters/Kham
October 6, 2015
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Are Earnings Reports Obsolete?

It’s easier than ever to find up-to-the-minute data on companies. So why are investors in love with old-fashioned financial statements?

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A customer conducts a mobile money transfer, known as M-Pesa, inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in the central business district of Kenya's capital Nairobi | Reuters/Thomas
March 28, 2016
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Mbwana Alliy: “Africa is About to Peak”

A fund helps startups in sub-Saharan Africa rise from obscurity.

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Neil Shen, the founding managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. | Natalie White
December 9, 2015
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Seven Lessons on Investing in China’s Tech Sector

Big data and e-commerce in China provide opportunities for foreign investors.

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Sir Ronal Cohen at the Global Speaker Series | Natalie White
March 21, 2016
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How to Connect Social Entrepreneurs to Capital

Impact investing pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen explains how social benefit companies can change the world and still make money.

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A "Wall Street" sign overlooking the New York Stock exchange | REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
October 21, 2015
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How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

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

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Ex-White House Economic Advisors Spar Over the Economy

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Are IPOs Good for Innovation?

A Stanford scholar says going public often slows innovation.
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How Growth Can Be Green

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