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Microwave Transmitter Antenna | iStock/morfous
November 29, 2016
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How Smart Bidders Can Manipulate Massive Auctions

Why do some companies pay less for broadcast and wireless spectrum? They leverage a flaw in the process.

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 A walker is left behind in the empty hallway of an eldercare facility | iStock/Heiko Küverling
November 15, 2016
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What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?
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How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

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An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

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April 6, 2016
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Enabling Entrepreneurs to Alleviate India’s Energy Poverty

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February 2, 2016
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How the NFL Turned the Super Bowl into a Money Machine

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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures benefit buyers at the target’s shareholders' expense.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

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November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren’t growing as large or making as much money.
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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How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.