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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.

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A transgender person overlooks a large rainbow banner  | Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.

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A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, North Carolina, United States on May 3, 2016. | Reuters/Jonathan Drake
July 7, 2016
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When Business Gets Political

Should your company wade into hot-button issues?
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August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.
July 7, 2016
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When Business Gets Political

Should your company wade into hot-button issues?
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.
April 18, 2016
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Sick of Presidential Campaign Ads? Blame the Electoral College

Paradoxically, letting the people vote for president would cut advertising in half.
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.
March 22, 2016
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As World Crises Increase, Experts Weigh In on U.S. Approach

International affairs experts including Condoleezza Rice discuss ISIS, Syria, Russia and the refugee crisis.
March 8, 2016
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Nonprofits Are Not Immune From Data Breach Risks

Digital tools bring privacy challenges to social enterprises.
February 8, 2016
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Political Machinations: How Candidates Cater to — and Shape — Public Opinion

Four Stanford GSB professors show how our elected officials win over voters.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.