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May 14, 2015
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Pedro Gardete: Should Competitors Share Information?

Information-sharing can help better predict market ups and downs.

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February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.

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June 16, 2015
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Taking on the Challenges of Health Care in Africa

As the types of illnesses change throughout the continent, half the population still lacks adequate health services.

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Aurora Co-founder Samuel Adeyemo works on a rooftop installation. | Courtesy of Samuel Adeyemo
July 1, 2015
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Solving Solar’s Logistical Headaches

Installing a solar project is easy. Designing it takes months. Aurora Solar wants to offer a possible solution.

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July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.
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