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Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 2, 2018
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Another Netflix Disruption: A Transparent Board

How the company that overhauled the entertainment industry created a new model of corporate governance.

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People walk at a Bank of America's Tower in New York | ReutersS/Eduardo Munoz
April 6, 2018
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Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.

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Tax documents are seen prior to a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republican Tax Reform legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. | Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
December 4, 2017
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Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.

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An investor holding a pamphlet of information on investing in the upcoming IPO of Snap Inc | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
November 15, 2017
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How Washington Gave Insiders an Edge on IPOs

Research shows the JOBS Act benefits company executives and institutional investors, but hurts ordinary shareholders.
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November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

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October 17, 2016
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Saving the Future of Residential Solar Installations

Stanford researchers weigh in on a contentious debate around changes to an important renewable energy incentive.
August 5, 2016
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In the Game of Global Income Shifting, the Feds Are Overmatched

Corporations profit from tax-avoidance schemes even when they’re likely to trigger IRS audits.
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In Financial Disclosures, Not All Information Is Equal

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May 24, 2016
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Why Corporate Tax Avoidance Is Bigger Than You Think

An accounting expert examines the impact of new rules on income shifting.
February 17, 2016
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Are CEOs Overpaid?

A new survey shows Americans find flaws with executive compensation.
February 2, 2016
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How the NFL Turned the Super Bowl into a Money Machine

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Who Runs Silicon Valley Boards?

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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

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