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A woman taking a photo of a for-sale sign in front of a house. Credit: iStock/Leonardo Patrizi
August 26, 2019
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What Would Happen If Mortgage Brokers Disappeared?

Home-loan middlemen are more than a necessary evil — they benefit both buyers and lenders, a new study finds.

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 Members of staff pose with "Study for a Head" by Francis Bacon at Christie's auction house in London. The Bacon is estimated to sell for 9 million British pounds ($13.7 million) when it is auctioned, Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
July 22, 2019
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Good News and Bad News on Tax Evasion

A tough new law made it much harder for American tax cheats to hide their money offshore. But a new study shows they haven’t given up.

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October 22, 2019
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How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.
October 15, 2019
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In the Stock Market, Watch What They Know, Not What They Do

A new study finds that similarities in technological expertise can bind the fortunes of seemingly unrelated companies.
October 8, 2019
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Ruth Porat: Invest for the Long Term

On this podcast episode, Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Alphabet and Google, talks about how education and flexibility propelled her finance career.
October 4, 2019
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U.S. Banking Sector: Better Than Before

A Stanford GSB professor examines the post-crisis financial system.
October 2, 2019
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Are Bank Regulators Missing the Big Picture?

A new strategy to predict a bank’s risk of failure appears to outperform what regulators consider their gold standard for bank strength.
October 1, 2019
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Ray Dalio: Seek Out Thoughtful Disagreement

On this podcast episode, the founder of Bridgewater Investments discusses how an idea meritocracy can improve decision-making.
September 17, 2019
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Do Investors Really Care About Gender Diversity?

Shareholders penalize tech and finance companies for not hiring enough women, new research shows.
September 4, 2019
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Michael Moritz: Look for Unexpected Opportunities

On this podcast episode, the Sequoia Capital partner discusses the top two challenges facing the tech industry: identifying promising companies and promoting diversity.
August 26, 2019
Written

What Would Happen If Mortgage Brokers Disappeared?

Home-loan middlemen are more than a necessary evil — they benefit both buyers and lenders, a new study finds.
July 22, 2019
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Good News and Bad News on Tax Evasion

A tough new law made it much harder for American tax cheats to hide their money offshore. But a new study shows they haven’t given up.