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In a world where millions work from home, what does it mean to be injured “on the job”?

Jan 24, 2023
The amount of workers mostly working at home has tripled over the past several years, blurring the line of what constitutes a “workplace.”
“One thing about workers’ comp — and I've been doing it for almost 50 years — is every time I think I've seen every possible way somebody could possibly get hurt, I'm surprised there’s another way,” says attorney Alan Pierce.
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Want to start a business? It helps to have rich parents

Jan 18, 2023
How heavily are the odds stacked against startups without the “massive leg up” of family wealth?
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Why do companies flush with cash still carry debt?

Jan 13, 2023
Google, for instance, has more than $116 billion in the bank, but isn’t rushing to pay off its borrowings.
Unlike many of us, Google isn't prioritizing paying off its debt — but there are some good reasons for that.
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Can millennials afford a house without family help?

Jan 6, 2023
Home prices are high and incomes aren't keeping up. Some first-time buyers receive loans or gifts from a family member or friend to help with their down payment.
A view of the San Francisco skyline from Alamo Square Park.
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Who are "the markets"?

Jan 6, 2023
Financial experts love to toss-around this catch-all term. What does it actually mean?
Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.
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How did the pandemic affect the Corona Beer brand?

Dec 30, 2022
Sales of the beer brand went up during the pandemic, despite a small initial dip in favorability.
Corona sales didn't fizzle during the start of the pandemic, despite sharing its name with the coronavirus.
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What the World Cup can teach us about game theory 

Dec 19, 2022
The best way to approach a penalty shootout during the World Cup? A mixed strategy.
Argentina won the 2022 World Cup by outscoring France in the game's tiebreaking penalty shootout.
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