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Evergrande crisis hits China's investors, homebuyers

Sep 23, 2021
The Chinese property giant Evergrande was known as a risky business operator, but for years investors didn't seem to care — until now.
Evergrande could manage its debt while real estate values climbed, but in many places sales have weakened and regulators have made it harder for developers to borrow.
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As women speak out on sexual harassment, investors take note

Nov 10, 2017
Harassment-related issues haven't been viewed by companies as a risk factor. That's changing.
A video board with the closing numbers on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1 in New York.
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The two very important items Warren Buffett left out of his annual letter

Mar 1, 2017
The Washington Post's Allan Sloan discusses why Buffett didn't praise Berkshire Hathaway's two largest stock investments.
 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks at an event called, 'Detroit Homecoming' September 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. 
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Crowdfund my startup, please!

May 16, 2016
New SEC rules allow ordinary investors to buy equity shares in small businesses. That could help spur entrepreneurship.
General atmosphere during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 in New York City.
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Netflix sale nets investor $993 million

Jun 24, 2015
Carl Icahn purchased his shares three years ago at $58 a pop. This morning they went for $700.

What can a board member do for a high-value startup?

May 11, 2015
One tech industry leader wants to see investors get more involved.
President of Y Combinator, Sam Altman.
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Inside the 'investor economy'

Dec 3, 2014
It's been a banner year for corporate bond issuance and American stocks. Meanwhile, commodity prices are falling precipitously. What unites them all? Investors.