People protest outside the entrance for the Real Estate Disposition Corp Foreclosure Home Auction in New York, March 8, 2009. The auction of foreclosed homes in New York City on Sunday drew protesters who blamed banks for an epidemic of home losses and called for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
April 3, 2019

Why Was the Last Recovery Slower Than Usual? Actually, It Wasn’t

A new study of financial crises going back to 1870 shows that they make for unusually nasty recessions.
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In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

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“La Discriminación es Fácil de Ocultar Para los Prestamistas”

Dee Ann Espinoza utilizó tarjetas de crédito, fondos personales y otros fondos alternativos para crecer su negocio de consultoría ambiental de 30 personas.
January 25, 2019

“Los VCs Tienen Nociones Preconcebidas Sobre Cómo Te Ves o Cómo Te Vistes”

El fundador de la empresa start up, Tony Aguilar, aprendió a detectar y combatir el prejuicio natural para recaudar dinero para su aplicación móvil.
January 25, 2019

“VCs Have Preconceived Notions Regarding How You Look or Dress”

Start-up founder Tony Aguilar learned to spot and combat natural bias to raise money for his mobile app.
January 25, 2019

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En los 18 años que Maria Ureña ha dirigido King Automotive Services, el financiamiento de la empresas ha sido completamente personal.
January 25, 2019

“We’re Stuck in the Middle of the River Because of Financing”

Mario Jauregui of Spindle Cooling and Warehousing has had to piece together funding for his international logistics company.
January 15, 2019

How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.
January 10, 2019

Why the Fed Won’t Cave to Trump

The president is browbeating the Federal Reserve, but a Stanford finance professor says it’s a bad idea that won’t work.
December 17, 2018

What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.
December 3, 2018

Seven Most-Read Stories of 2018

From tips for career satisfaction to an economist’s stint as an Uber driver, here are the stories that caught our readers’ attention.
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Mitt Romney: Why You Should Have More in Your Life Than Just Work

On this podcast episode, the politician and businessman argues why self-knowledge makes for a more effective leader.