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Unintended consequences may accrue from a bank’s well-meaning efforts to provide micro-loans. Personal stories from the village of Trom, Ghana, reveal a few cautions.

August 30, 2013
Diane Kellogg

Revisions in the calculation of Gross Domestic Product could stimulate R&D investment and technology-driven innovation.

August 23, 2013
Fred Ledley

Detroit’s bankruptcy is still making headlines, but many U.S. cities face similar issues. How have others survived?

August 16, 2013
John Tommasi

How does a city that once thrived declare an $18 billion bankruptcy and leave a community stunned?

August 7, 2013
John Tommasi

Are companies paying enough attention to world issues?

July 31, 2013
C.C. Chapman

Actuaries analyze risk, but how can they improve their own odds for professional success?

July 17, 2013
Lucy Kimball and Emmy Roth

TV’s action heroines don’t have to plan dinner. If only it were so easy for the rest of us.

July 10, 2013
Traci Abbott