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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:44:39 +0000Food 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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:02:49 +0000Former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt’s confirmation as the new head of the U.S. EPA has revived concerns over how he may steer environmental regulation in the wrong direction.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:56:28 +0000The border adjustment tax proposed by Republicans would have “significant” impacts throughout the economy, according to two Penn experts.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:59 +0000According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, Federal Housing Administration mortgage delinquencies spiked in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2006. How will this impact FHA loans and the U.S. housing market?
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:55:41 +0000The American Enterprise Institute’s Edward Conard challenges conventional wisdom about factors that dampen U.S. economic growth.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:18:56 +0000Leading Ladies' Network, founded by Eisenhower Fellow Yawa Hansen-Quao, aims to raise a new generation of female African leaders.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:52:43 +0000Experts worry that the Republican health care proposals set forth in a recent policy brief could hurt younger people with lower incomes, among others.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:19:25 +0000The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is a noted critic of net neutrality regulations -- but there may be fewer changes coming than you think.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:04:36 +0000Today's business leaders so often are driven by metrics, yet creative ideas often lack realistic measures. So how can executives keep creativity alive?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:52:02 +0000Organic food has become more popular among consumers, and it's now easier to find in many grocery stores. But that's not good news for Whole Foods, which once had a corner on the market.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:28:33 +0000Retaining the Federal Reserve’s autonomy is a top concern as President Trump’s appointments could occupy key roles, say experts.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:04:20 +0000New Wharton research finds that abundantly happy people are perceived as innocent and unsophisticated, which makes them more vulnerable to deception.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:40:52 +0000Physicians must heed warning signals of burnout, and be more compassionate to be effective, says Ronald Epstein in a new book on mindfulness.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:30:18 +0000First Book has adopted a novel business model that is key to the nonprofit's success in distributing books and other items to kids in need.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:56:02 +0000Why does corporate America use silly buzzwords like ‘low-hanging fruit’? Author James Sudakow explains.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:07:51 +0000While President Trump appears to have softened some of his contentious stances on trade and currency levels regarding China and Japan, plenty of policy uncertainty remains.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:38:48 +0000Many people are averse to using algorithms when making decisions, preferring to rely on their instincts. New Wharton research says a simple adjustment can help them feel differently.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:01:39 +0000The Trump administration’s review of the fiduciary rule for financial advisors brings uncertainty to retirement planning, but investors could still protect themselves, says Wharton’s Kent Smetters.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:03:16 +0000Imposing taxes on products that have negative effects on health can theoretically lower consumption. But do these policies help consumers to make better choices?
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:06:24 +0000Some tweaks to the Dodd-Frank Act are in order, but Trump’s proposed changes will leave the financial system far more vulnerable, say experts.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:42:44 +0000Companies ranging from Budweiser to Airbnb took a political stand during this year’s Super Bowl through television ads. Will they alienate stakeholders?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:39:35 +0000When companies impose tidiness rules, employees will hate the space, hate the company, hate everything, says author Tim Harford.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:45:44 +0000A new book by Wharton professors Howard Kunreuther and Robert Meyer offers an innovative solution for addressing the biases that prevent people and groups from adequately preparing for disasters.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:37:37 +0000Wharton research shows that sensational tweets have staying power, aiding Donald Trump’s ascent during the Republican primary debates.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:46:35 +0000Regulations don't always evolve as quickly as technological change -- at least that's the perception. So what should policy makers and regulators do?
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:56:02 +0000With Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch being compared to Antonin Scalia, it’s a good time to revisit Scalia’s legacy.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:22:05 +0000President Donald Trump has promised corporations he will cut regulations by 75%. What will this mean for business and the environment?
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:56:10 +0000Though temporary, the Trump administration's immigration ban could undermine the long-term reputation of the U.S. as a reliable place to do business.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:17:05 +0000Experts say that President Trump’s move to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) paves the way for China to forge its own deals with other countries and dominate the world’s major trading regions and routes.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:43:34 +0000Experts from Wharton and elsewhere discuss the implications of Donald Trump's recent move.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:47:52 +0000New Wharton research reveals some surprising data about how consumers react to specific language used in recommendations and reviews, and why that language could lead some astray.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:30:37 +0000President Donald Trump last week rattled many European leaders when he described the 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization as “obsolete.” What’s ahead for U.S.-Europe relations?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:16:27 +0000Two Penn experts discuss the latest economic developments in China and Chinese officials' reactions to what is happening in Washington.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:48:49 +0000Virtual reality, robotics and AI will spark a new appreciation for uniquely human traits like collaboration and emotional intelligence in organizations.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:59:57 +0000President Trump has signed an executive order to begin dismantling parts of Obamacare. Is it possible to keep some aspects of the health care plan but not others?
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:08:55 +0000Wharton research shows that spillover anger -- not sadness or another emotion -- leads to deception.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:44:07 +0000Barack Obama led a committed and mostly scandal-free White House, but he could have forged consensus on key issues with more persuasive communication, say experts.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:00:08 +0000“Gut feel” plays a surprisingly important role in decision-making by early-stage angel investors, according to new research by Wharton’s Laura Huang.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:39:24 +0000The refusal of leading fashion designers to craft outfits for Melania and Ivanka Trump is about taking a stance and bowing to a public outcry, say experts.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:03:37 +0000As the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland, a new report warns of the greatest challenges global leaders will face over the next decade.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:02 +0000Recent Wharton research suggests that redefining who is eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit in the U.S. may make it more effective.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:41:57 +0000The New York Times' Josh Katz discusses his compendium of colloquialisms and why people from various regions speak differently.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:14:14 +0000Customer reviews affect the business of online marketplaces in surprising ways, Wharton research finds.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:20:16 +0000Consumers spend 25% of their time on mobile devices, yet, advertisers spend just 12% of their dollars there. That's about to change.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:09 +0000Our transportation system underlies all of modern life, from moving us to our jobs to bringing yesterday's Amazon order to our door. But there is a mounting cost to this convenience.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:30:38 +0000Author David Hoffeld says science can help sales people sell in the way their customers’ brains are wired.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:17:18 +0000Experts from Wharton and Stanford discuss the impact that the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye will have on businesses there.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:46:41 +0000Can business executives -- such as those chosen for Trump's cabinet -- run government better, or are the differences too great?
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:15:01 +0000Experts discuss Canada's latest steps to combat global warming.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:22:50 +0000Wharton’s Benjamin Keys and Columbia’s Christopher Mayer offer a roadmap for the privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:43:49 +0000Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s Patrick Harker discuss what lies ahead as the Trump administration assumes office this month.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:47:30 +0000Repealing and replacing Obamacare is at the top of the Republican agenda, but doing so will be a complicated process, experts say.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:47:35 +0000Jay Clayton, Donald Trump's nominee to head the SEC, co-authored this 2015 opinion piece on why a collective response is needed to combat cyber threats.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:25:42 +0000Drug ads increase the number of prescriptions for medications, Wharton research finds, but that doesn't necessarily translate into health benefits.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:00:55 +0000Companies that mix for-profit and philanthropic capital sources for positive social impact need leaders who can push in more than one direction, according to social entrepreneur Derek Handley.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:46:35 +0000Companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple and others have made big Hollywood studios, TV networks and other traditional media outlets rethink how they approach the idea of success.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:00:58 +0000Toymaker Lego is expanding its business into online video gaming, in addition to its other non-brick diversifications.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:19:38 +0000That CD you bought on Amazon may look and sound exactly like the real thing. But thanks to a growing number of counterfeiters, there’s a fair chance your disc could be a fake.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:12:54 +0000Kat Taylor, co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, discusses how the triple bottom line company enhances economic sustainability in low-income communities
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:15:04 +0000Many professionals plug away for years with only moderate career success. A lack of emotional intelligence may be stifling advancement.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:02:23 +0000The private sector will likely need to fill any gaps in federal funding for research in areas such as climate change and earth science, experts say.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:06:21 +0000Recent Wharton research examines a new approach to assigning patients to doctors in the ER.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:29:44 +0000Both domestically and internationally, Donald Trump’s looming interlocking business and presidential interests are more substantial than any other U.S. president in history.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:32:13 +0000A recent Wharton report examines what can be done to improve coverage and minimize risks.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:09:09 +0000In 'Moneyball' author Michael Lewis showed how data analytics up-ended professional baseball. His new book reveals where the concepts originated.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:54:01 +0000Pixar went from a scrappy startup to a proven leader in the entertainment industry. In a new book, former CFO Lawrence Levy recounts building the company and taking it public.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:30:43 +0000The move by Portland, Ore., to tax companies for “outrageous CEO pay” comes with the best of intentions but could become counterproductive, say experts.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:45:11 +0000President-elect Donald Trump recently has given conflicting signals on how he will deal with China on trade, security and diplomacy.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:59:13 +0000What’s making Americans so anxious? Author Ruth Whippman says it’s the notion that happiness must be pursued above all else.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:56:56 +0000In a recent book, management consultant Dan Roam explains why doodles and drawings are the among the best ways to convey information.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:54:37 +0000New research from Wharton’s Barbara Kahn finds that the way products are displayed affects a shopper’s perception of choice – and, in turn, can impact what and how much they buy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:15:13 +0000In the wake of rising right-wing populism in Europe, Italians voted against big government and reforms. The fallout could ripple across the continent.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:47:26 +0000Half of all jobs could be lost in the next 25 years due to technology and globalization, according to WorkingNation.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:40:41 +0000In response to a class-action lawsuit resulting from its fraudulent accounts scandal, Wells Fargo has petitioned a Federal District Court to force the bank's customers into arbitration.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:11:52 +0000As the Trump Administration prepares to alter regulation of the financial sector, some big threats loom, experts say.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:24:49 +0000Space exploration is a complex, highly technical and increasingly expensive endeavor. What’s enabling more private firms to jump into the fray?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:05:58 +0000Physicians are learning to create deeper relationships with patients to improve health outcomes, says Cleveland Clinic neurologist Adrienne Boissy.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:33:11 +0000The key to successful digital transformation of companies in the long run is the self-transformation of the business leader.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:15:17 +0000Implementing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan initially means higher costs, but ultimately it lowers wholesale electricity prices, according to new Wharton research.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:09:47 +0000Anxious Americans are voting with their checkbooks as they fear the effect that the incoming Trump administration will have on their favorite causes.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:34:57 +0000Why do some groups struggle more at becoming small business owners? In most cases, it's a lack of mentoring, not money.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:01:39 +0000Recent Wharton research looks at how lower interest rates impacted homeowners -- with some surprising results.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:08:51 +0000The holiday season has become synonymous with major sales -- but retailers could be taking a savvier approach.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:08:57 +0000Google, Facebook and Twitter have vowed to fight fake news, hate speech and abuse amid a backlash over how such content may have influenced the U.S. presidential election.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:30:15 +0000Middle America came out for Donald Trump. Why? They played by the rules and yet were left behind economically.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:29:04 +0000Despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, the U.S. must avoid positions that could trigger trade wars with China or upset the military balance in Asia, say experts.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:31:56 +0000President-elect Trump’s bark will likely prove worse than his bite, says a Penn ethicist, who expects reality to taper his more extreme positions.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:37:00 +0000Frank Ahrens was a reporter for The Washington Post before joining Hyundai as head of communications and experiencing culture shock upon moving to Seoul.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:00:17 +0000Donald Trump’s plans to invest in infrastructure could stimulate the U.S. economy and create jobs, but tax cuts could smother long-term growth, says Wharton’s Kent Smetters.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:27:56 +0000Penn's Kermit Roosevelt and Georgetown's Nan Hunter discuss the future of the Supreme Court.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:16:11 +0000Many LGBT individuals and other minorities in the U.S. have expressed concern about what a Trump administration, along with a conservative congress, will mean for their rights in the workplace and elsewhere. Penn law professor Tobias Barrington Wolff discusses what's at stake.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:24:43 +0000Donald Trump will have to recalibrate his positions on trade deals, China and globalization as he transitions from campaigning to governing, says Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:50:08 +0000The Trump brand once stood for luxury but it’s now about populism. How will Trump recast his brand's image?
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:00:08 +0000Becoming a one-stop shop seems logical because firms can keep all of a client’s business. But it actually erodes value, Wharton research shows.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:12:58 +0000Consult with Parliament before acting on Brexit, a court tells British Prime Minister Theresa May. Experts delve into the implications.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:17:19 +0000The U.S. stock market rebounded a day after the election -- a quick reversal that erased an overnight 800-point plunge in the Dow futures after a surprise Donald Trump win.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:20:15 +0000Donald Trump’s stunning victory begs the question: Where does the country go from here?
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:20:23 +0000Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executive Raj SivaKumar to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics for travel agencies and the hotel industry.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:42:05 +0000The U.S. recognizes how important college is -- for individuals and for society. Yet, by failing to provide a sustainable way to pay for it, we have painted ourselves into a corner.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:15:28 +0000Research by Wharton’s Gideon Nave takes a closer look at how hormones impact our choices.