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The Price of the GM Recalls: Advice for Mary Barra

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GM has gone from being hailed as a comeback kid to getting mired in a crisis that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. How can the company – and its CEO – best make amends?

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The Next Generation Model for the Investor-startup Ecosystem

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The nature of the relationship between technology start-ups and venture capitalists is changing, according to a recent survey conducted in the San Francisco area.

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Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Loans and Their Consequences

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In a new research paper, Wharton professor Olivia S. Mitchell analyzes the loans people take from their 401(k) pension plans, why they take these loans and what happens when these borrowers leave their jobs.

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Replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Look Toward Denmark?

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Wharton’s Jack Guttentag questions whether the basic structure proposed as a replacement for Fannie/Freddie would meet the objective of creating effective secondary mortgage markets.

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Hold That Tweet! Building Loyal Customers in the Information Age

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While the digital age has changed the rules of marketing, experts at a recent Wharton conference suggest that the most effective outreach centers on personal connections rather than random tweets or texts.

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Post-Chavez, Venezuela Enters a Downward Spiral

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Following the death of leader Hugo Chavez and recent social uprisings, Venezuela is at a crossroads. What lies ahead for the country’s oil-dependent economy?

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Process Resilience Is Becoming a Business Imperative

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To be in the top-performing tier, organizations need to be resilient when it comes to internal as well as external disruptions, say experts from Wharton, the University of Florida, and Wipro Technologies.

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Nassef Sawiris on Investing in U.S. Shale Gas and the Outlook for Egypt

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Egyptian industrialist Nassef Sawiris, who is engaged in several projects in the U.S., says his home country will be ready for bigger investments by 2015.

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A Reality Check on Facebook’s Oculus Purchase

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Facebook’s announcement last week of buying virtual reality startup Oculus VR for $2 billion raises questions about whether Oculus is in the right hands.

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Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters

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According to new research by Wharton’s Sigal Barsade, demonstrating “companionate love” in the workplace is vital to employee morale, teamwork and customer satisfaction.

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