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A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask surfs the web | Reuters/Nacho Doce
April 7, 2017
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The Financial Industry Needs to Team Up Against Hackers

System-wide collaboration is key to blocking cyber thieves, says former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary.

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A woman reads a newspaper | iStock/FilippoBacci
February 2, 2017
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Robo-Journalism Is Good News for Stocks

Automation in the newsroom expands coverage of smaller firms and improves markets.

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A group of men in pinstripe suits | Reuters/Larry Downing
March 30, 2017
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When Harry Fired Sally: Punishment in the Financial Adviser Industry Has a Gender Bias

Male investment advisers commit misconduct at a much higher rate than women do, but women are more likely to get fired.

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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.
August 3, 2016
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Why Are U.S. Bonds Such a Secure Investment, Despite the Country’s Growing Debt?

When investors believe an asset is safe, their “flight to quality” helps make it so.
August 1, 2016
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A Way to Fix the “One Bad Apple” Dilemma in Untraceable Supply Chains

Regulating quality standards for “untraceable goods” benefits consumers and producers alike.
July 25, 2016
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Do Portfolio Managers Underestimate Risk by Overanalyzing Data?

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June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.
June 17, 2016
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Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.
June 7, 2016
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Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.
May 25, 2016
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In Financial Disclosures, Not All Information Is Equal

An accounting professor looks to game theory to understand the subtleties of financial reporting.
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Alex Lofton: “There is a Chance You Will Fail”

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Mbwana Alliy: “Africa is About to Peak”

A fund helps startups in sub-Saharan Africa rise from obscurity.