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May 18, 2020
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The Future of Hydrogen May Be Here

A new study shows that power-to-gas systems harnessing renewable energy can produce cleaner, cost-effective hydrogen for industry.

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May 5, 2020
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How Much Is Your Slice of That Unicorn Really Worth?

A new online calculator estimates the true value of stock at venture-backed startups.

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Cayman National Bank is pictured in George Town, Cayman Islands. Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn
May 4, 2020
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Tax Havens Mask Global Risk Exposures

Corporations raise vast sums of money through subsidiaries in tax havens. A new study unravels big surprises in global imbalances.

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March 23, 2020
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Where Insider Trading Flourishes

Two ways company insiders are taking advantage of privileged information and going undetected.

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David Larker, The James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting at Stanford GSB, smiling outdoors in front of a green background. Credit: Nancy Rothstein.
December 19, 2019
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Should CEOs Take a Stance on Controversial Topics?

CEOs have traditionally shied away from politically charged issues, but that may be changing.

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January 6, 2020
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Good Corporate Governance Is a Great Idea, But Is Anyone Practicing It?

There’s little evidence that common board best practices lead to better oversight.
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