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A Values Approach to Advancing Women in Leadership

A Values Approach to Advancing Women in Leadership

Women make up half the workforce in nearly every country, still, labor shortages call for increased participation of women workers at all levels of the organization.

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Is “Go Away in May” a Good Portfolio Play?

Is “Go Away in May” a Good Portfolio Play?

The Halloween effect seems particularly compelling because of its seemingly large potential payoffs and the endless attention it receives in the media.

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Trends in Employee Turnover and Retention

Trends in Employee Turnover and Retention

After decades of globalization and intensifying competition, the market for talent has replaced loyalty as the factor shaping the relationship of employers/employees.

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Is Warren Buffett Unpatriotic?

Is Warren Buffett Unpatriotic?

A tax inversion happens when a firm relocates its headquarters to another country and declares that country as its domicile for the foreign country’s lower tax rate.

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High Performance Work Systems

High Performance Work Systems

While foolish for companies to spend money unwisely in managing human capital, growing research confirms that “high performance work systems” are worth the investment.

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Who Received TARP Bail-Outs?

Who Received TARP Bail-Outs?

Financial institutions require a degree of regulation and accurate information in regulatory filings for good regulatory oversight and efficient financial markets.

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A Generic Problem: Should FDA Approval of Drugs Stop Consumers’ Suits for Injuries?

A Generic Problem: Should FDA Approval of Drugs Stop Consumers’ Suits for Injuries?

The Supreme Court has ruled federal law blocks consumers from suing for injuries from generic drugs, yet brand name drugs do not have the same protection.

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Skill vs. Luck in Wall Street

Skill vs. Luck in Wall Street

Investors are largely powerless in determining the degree to which an analyst’s results are a function of skill—and how much they are attributable to plain luck.

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Why Credit Rating Agencies are Being “B” Rated

Why Credit Rating Agencies are Being “B” Rated

Banks have developed various credit derivatives to deal with the credit risk of loans. In addition, banks can use credit derivatives to transfer risk to a third party.

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The American Debt Crisis

The American Debt Crisis

If the Federal debt causes investors to lose confidence in America’s ability to pay back loans, investors will demand higher rates of return making it harder for the U.S. to borrow money.

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