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Finance

What Is a Poison Pill, Anyway?

It's not often that a company's board of directors employs a poison pill to fend off a hostile takeover. Even rarer is the way it's being used at Papa John's.

Jul 25, 2018
Fannie and Freddie Might Need Your Money

Ten years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placement into conservatorship, the two mortgage-finance giants might soon face a new crisis.

Jul 17, 2018
Is It Time To Worry About the Yield Curve?

The U.S. treasury yield curve has economists and market watchers feeling uneasy and warning that a recession may be on the horizon.

Jul 02, 2018
Called It: How Kass Predicted Kraft Heinz's Interest in Campbell's

Bragging rights go to David Kass. He predicted months ago that Kraft Heinz might look to acquire Campbell’s Soup. 

Jun 28, 2018
Why Harley-Davidson Isn't Alone in Overseas Shift

The fact is, manufacturing overseas isn’t even new for Harley-Davidson. Here's why it does it and what might happen now.

Jun 27, 2018
Life After Dow Jones for General Electric

Although General Electric has had the longest continuous presence of any company on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, its ouster from the index this week after 111 years wasn't an altogether surprising event. David Kass explains. 

Jun 21, 2018
Why the AT&T-Time Warner Decision Is Good News for CVS

A federal judge's decision to allow AT&T's bid for Time Warner to proceed may set the stage for a slew of future so-called vertical megamergers.

Jun 13, 2018
Summertime, But Dressing Isn’t Easy

Standing in front of the closet figuring out what to wear in the morning doesn't get any easier just because it's summer. If anything, it's harder.

Jun 06, 2018
Post-Crisis and Below Average: A Financial Sector Report Card

As the 10-year anniversary of the global economic crisis approaches, Clifford Rossi offers a financial sector report card. "We have absolutely come a long way in many regards," he says. "But in other respects, we've learned nothing."

May 14, 2018
Mentoring in a #MeToo Era

Addressing #MeToo requires more women leaders; the backlash to #MeToo could create the opposite. Smith School experts offer advice for would-be mentors in the changed environment.

Apr 04, 2018

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