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SEC’s Crowdfunding Delay Faulted for Stunting Businesses’ Growth
SEC’s Crowdfunding Delay Faulted for Stunting Businesses’ Growth
James J. Angel, Georgetown University finance professor, said the SEC has complicated the process of allowing crowdfunding. The agency should adopt interim rules and monitor how they affect capital...
Don't Get Bitten by Bitcoins
Don’t Get Bitten by Bitcoins
Don’t Get Bitten by Bitcoins
An opinion article by James Angel: Bitcoins are an attempt at creating an electronic currency that is beyond the control of any government. They are created through a digital mining system, in which...
Study: Many Invasive Medical Procedures are the Result of Uncertainty, Not Evidence
Study: Many Invasive Medical Procedures are the Result of Uncertainty, Not Evidence
Few of us are comfortable with uncertainty in any form, least of all when the status of our health is branded with the scarlet question mark. A new study set to publish this week in the journal JAMA...
'Ship My Pants' Ad to Hit TV Next Week
'Ship My Pants’ Ad To Hit TV Next Week
'Ship My Pants’ Ad To Hit TV Next Week
But Ronald Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, argued that Kmart could use as much attention that it can gets at the moment. Goodstein...
After Boston Bombings, An Outpouring of Digital Empathy
After Boston Bombings, An Outpouring of Digital Empathy
After Boston Bombings, An Outpouring of Digital Empathy
"In a disaster, and in a revolution, social media provides a sense of connection," said Betsy Page Sigman, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who studies...
Bank Regulator to Recuse from Volcker to Avoid Conflict
Bank Regulator to Recuse from Volcker to Avoid Conflict
People hired for posts like Friend’s almost always have business experience, said John Hasnas, an associate professor who teaches ethics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He...
Q&A: The Looming Big Data Skills Shortage
Q&A: The Looming Big Data Skills Shortage
"Consulting firm McKinsey predicts a shortage by 2018 of 140,000 to 190,000 people with the deep analytical skills needed to work with big data. "I think it actually could be higher than...
Apple's Bittersweet Profits to Beat Street
Apple's Bittersweet Profits to Beat Street
Apple's Bittersweet Profits to Beat Street
Uncertainty over Apple won't end at earnings. That's because what really matters in the eyes of investors is future growth. "If they do have the next iPhone or iPad in the works, why...
Apple to Dole Out $100B to Shareholders
Apple to Dole Out $100B to Shareholders
Apple to Dole Out $100B to Shareholders
That suggests investors have concluded Apple will never again launch a revolutionary product like the iPhone or iPad. The commitment to bigger buybacks may reinforce that impression, said David Tan,...
What Lean In Means for Women of Color
What Lean In Means for Women of Color
Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and Harvard Business School alum, says, "I believe that women of color often have an even...
Just how Close is Apple's Tim Cook to Being Fired?
Just how Close is Apple's Tim Cook to Being Fired?
"Within the first two to three years, if the board views the executive as unable to continue or change the firm's strategy in a way that pleases customers and shareholders, then your time...
The Next 90 Days
The Next 90 Days
Jason Schloetzer, an assistant professor of accounting at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a frequent contributor to The Conference Board's Governance and Corporate...
What can radiology do to curb investigation momentum?
What can radiology do to curb investigation momentum?
A picture paints a thousand words. Seeing inside the body, without recourse to a scalpel, through x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds, has revolutionized patient diagnosis and treatment. Yet the...
The New Rules for Group Coupons
The New Rules for Group Coupons
According to Georgetown University marketing professor Luc Wathieu, that can backfire when customers redeem their coupons and the cash is already gone. After all, the typical deal offers a 50 percent...
2 Stocks to Buy Now to Hold Forever
2 Stocks to Buy Now to Hold Forever
Prem Jain, author of Buffett Beyond Value, found that Berkshire Hathaway typically holds stocks between 10 and 20 years (including Warren Buffett's short-term arbitrage).
Should You Worry About High Frequency Trading?
Should You Worry About High Frequency Trading?
Should You Worry About High Frequency Trading?
James Angel, professor of finance at, Georgetown University, says high-frequency trading has not brought an increase in volatility but remains worried "about the next glitch".

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