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Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Following ‘Repeal and Replace,’ What’s the Fate of Health Care?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:35:16 +0000

Obamacare may still be the law of the land, but how much will Republicans be able to chip away at its foundations?

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The Death of the Daily Deal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:36:14 +0000

Critics have long said that Groupon’s business model was flawed and that it was only a matter of time before it collapsed. Could that time be now?

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Can Mobile Care Transform Dental Hygiene in India?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:38:02 +0000

With frugal thinking and an innovative delivery model, a Bangalore-based startup wants to transform how Indians approach dental care.

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Is a Traffic Tax the Solution to Congestion in Cities?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:52:40 +0000

Would a traffic tax solve congestion problems in cities? Not necessarily, according to recent Wharton research.

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How Trump’s Election May Be Making Men More Aggressive

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:01:24 +0000

A new Wharton study found that men were more aggressive in their negotiation tactics against women following the 2016 election.

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Why the French Election Will Decide Europe’s Future

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:01:20 +0000

If a pro-European candidate doesn’t win the French election, Europe's nationalist, protectionist agendas may dominate the region, notes this opinion piece.

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Weaponized Twitter: Terror in 140 Characters or Less

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:43:04 +0000

The FBI has arrested a man who is accused of sending investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy, a threatening tweet along with a strobe light which triggered a seizure.

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Will the Courts Permanently Trump Trump’s Travel Ban?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:44:37 +0000

The Trump's administration's plan to restrict travel from six majority Muslim countries has once again been stalled by the court system -- where will it go from here?

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What Stands in the Way of Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:24:17 +0000

Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation should be postponed until the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election is completed, say experts.

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The Art of the Interview: Can the Right Questions Uncover the Truth?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:49:05 +0000

Former CNN White House Correspondent Frank Sesno discusses his new book, which covers the role of the media and how questions can illuminate the truth.

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Where Will China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative Lead?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:37:54 +0000

China's plan for a new Silk Road trade route from China to Europe is bigger than the post-World War II Marshall Plan. But will it work?

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Five New Authors Share Insights on Personal Growth

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:39:24 +0000

During a recent event organized by the Authors@Wharton speakers series, five new authors shared insights from their recent business books.

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How Facebook’s Big Bet on Video Could Change TV

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:40:57 +0000

Facebook is aggressively expanding into video, including licensing scripted shows from Hollywood, and it could change the face of TV.

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Following the Dutch Elections, Can Europe Pass More Crucial Tests?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:15:46 +0000

Europe is in a state of flux, clouded by uncertainties over elections, the Brexit process and lukewarm U.S. ties with Germany, say experts.

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The Economic Toll of High Suicide Rates in Japan and South Korea

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:00:39 +0000

High suicide rates in Japan and South Korea have a major impact on overall life expectancy and economic productivity, according to Wharton research.

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Baked in China: How a Railroad Worker Built a Thriving Chain of Boulangeries

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:31:40 +0000

Huang Li’s love of bread made him start a French-Chinese boulangerie in China 20 years ago. Today, Wedomé has 350 bakeries and expects to grow even faster -- by a store a week.

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Why a Hard Line on Trade with Mexico Could Hurt the U.S. Energy Sector

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:48:59 +0000

If the Trump administration restricts trade with Mexico, experts predict the country could retaliate by preventing U.S. firms from investing in its growing energy sector.

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Will the U.S. Face a Shortage of Nursing Homes for Baby Boomers?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:21:44 +0000

The number of skilled nursing homes is falling for many reasons. Can the decline be reversed in time for the baby boomer bulge?

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How Modi’s Party Avoided the Fallout from Demonetization

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:00:13 +0000

Despite critics' misgivings about demonetization, election results in five Indian states point to a Narendra Modi win at the national level in 2019.

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Meaningful Work: What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:33:22 +0000

New Wharton research looks at how thousands of NASA employees with vastly different roles were able to rally around the common goal of a lunar landing in the 1960s.

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The Iron Triangle and China’s Health Care Dilemma

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:20:47 +0000

China has made big gains in health care -- 95% of its population now has catastrophic coverage. But it faces big environmental and demographic challenges.

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How Chinese Firms Bootstrapped Their Way to Global Dominance

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:22:18 +0000

In just 30 years, China is nearly the world’s largest economy. A new Wharton book looks at how they did it -- through the eyes of the nation's top CEOs.

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Blue is the New Gold: How Ecofiltro Is Purifying the Water Crisis

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:27:05 +0000

Lack of access to clean drinking water is linked to 80% of global illness. Philip Wilson is tackling the issue with his company, Ecofiltro.

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The Buck Starts Here: An NBA Team’s Playbook for Engaging Fans

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:17:40 +0000

James Dinan, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner, discusses his organizations newest strategies to engage stadium-goers in the digital age.

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Is a Universal Basic Income a Good Idea?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:51:22 +0000

What if everyone could get a guaranteed income whether or not they worked? Experts say the concept is gaining ground globally.

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Labor Mobility for Migrants: How Open Should the Door Be?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:09:12 +0000

Recent Wharton research takes a closer look at the trade-offs between how open nations should be to accepting migrant workers and the rights they should be afforded.

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Income Inequality, Robots and a Path to a Fairer Society

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:32:11 +0000

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller and Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel discuss possible solutions to the growing problem of income inequality.

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How Will Big Pharma Fare Under Trump?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:19:30 +0000

Experts say loosening regulations may not necessarily be healthy for either the public or pharmaceutical firms.

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How Data Mining Can Help Advertisers Hit Their Targets

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:23 +0000

New research from Wharton senior fellow Shawndra Hill looks at how “second screening” impacts consumers' responses to TV ads.

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Lessons from Mismanaged Crises at Yahoo, Cuisinart and Wells Fargo

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:20 +0000

When Johnson & Johnson successfully managed the Tylenol-tampering case in 1982, it took three days of planning. Today a firm facing a similar crisis might have only three hours.

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Improving Critical Care in Ghana, One Facility at a Time

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:19:53 +0000

Neurosurgeon Teddy Totimeh, a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, seeks to build a private acute care center in Ghana to improve his country’s state of critical care.

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Is the Republican Alternative to the ACA a Palliative or a Cure?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:10:48 +0000

The bill Republicans have introduced to replace the Affordable Care Act will likely erode coverage and not lower costs, experts say.

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Closing the Gender Gap on Wall Street

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:01:33 +0000

Ex-Citi executive Sallie Krawcheck talks about how women can compete at work on their own terms in her new book.

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Are You a Superforecaster? What Good Decision-makers Have in Common

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:56:35 +0000

Research shows that there are certain kinds of people who can forecast correctly most of the time. What traits do they share?

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Unlimited Vacation Time: Could Your Company Make It Work?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:29:50 +0000

Though it sounds luxurious in theory, an unlimited vacation time policy can be tricky to implement and may actually result in workers taking less time off.

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The Surprising Impact of the Decline in U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:09:51 +0000

The decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs has the potential to impact many seemingly unrelated aspects of society and everyday life, experts say.

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Peak Performance: Lessons in Leadership from Mountain Guides

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:57:36 +0000

Business leaders could get more from their teams with empowerment and trust-building, notes author Christopher I. Maxwell in his new book.

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How Insurers Can Protect Against Digital Disruption

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:44:41 +0000

Incumbent insurance companies must learn to disrupt themselves before they are disrupted by "insuretech" startups.

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Wrongful Benefit: Should Companies Profit from the Past?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:26:50 +0000

Recent Wharton research examines whether companies should be allowed to profit from past decisions that have proven to be detrimental.

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The FCC Helped Make the Internet Great: Now, It’s Walking Away

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:53:28 +0000

An opinion piece by Wharton’s Kevin Werbach looks at how the FCC will be impacted by the Trump administration – and what that means for internet regulation.

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Does the Google-Uber Lawsuit Hold the Key to Self-driving Cars?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:36:31 +0000

The best option for Uber may be to settle Google’s charges of data theft, given what's at stake in the race for driverless technology, say experts.

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Vishal Sikka: Reaching for the Future without Abandoning Infosys’s Past

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:56:11 +0000

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka talks about artificial intelligence, "Zero Distance" to the customer and keeping innovation alive.

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President Trump’s Address to Congress: What Are the Takeaways?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:32:47 +0000

Experts discuss the plans President Trump outlined for the country during his first address to a joint session of Congress.

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What Does It Mean for a Brand to Have a Point of View?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:52:38 +0000

Companies used to consider public stances on political and social issues a marketing kiss of death. Now many embrace it. This opinion piece offers guidelines.

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Building a New Foundation for Housing in Kenya

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:57:48 +0000

Kenya has a housing shortfall of some 200,000 units a year. Okomboli Ong’ong’a, an Eisenhower fellow, is creating a business model to help plug the gap.

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Cats vs. Dogs: How Feline Agility in Business Leads to Long-term Growth

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:26:16 +0000

In an industry dogfight, businesses should act more like cats and forge their own path for long-term growth, according to a new book.

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How to Stop States from Borrowing Too Much Money

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:47:53 +0000

New Wharton research suggests a new way to hold states more accountable for taking on excessive debt while avoiding bankruptcy.

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Foodie Paradise: How Technology Is Changing The Way We Eat

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:44:39 +0000

Food halls, craft beers and farm-to-table cuisine are among newest food trends. A new book examines how technology is helping restaurateurs keep up while staying profitable.

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Investing in Russia: Is the Risk Still Too High?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:22:14 +0000

Closer U.S.-Russia ties under the Trump administration could provide investment opportunities for some U.S. firms. But is Russia under Putin too risky a proposition?

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Creating a Pension to Fit the Needs of the Rural Poor

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:07:42 +0000

Pensions are, in a sense, a necessary by-product of a rich economy. But what will it take to sell the idea to India's rural poor?

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