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Will the U.S. Build a Better R&D Tax Credit Regime This Time Around?

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Amid the drumbeat to make R&D tax credits permanent, big questions loom over reach and complexity. But what will drive the most innovation?

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How Wealth and Education — Not Access — Drive Healthy Food Choices

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Policy makers need to focus on spreading awareness of healthy foods among low-income and low-education households, suggests new research by Wharton’s Jessie Handbury.

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One Entrepreneur’s Plan to Transform Africa

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Fred Swaniker’s African Leadership Academy and his African Leadership Network are already helping thousands of young people become entrepreneurs, activists and professionals. His latest effort, the African Leadership Universities, could multiply that exponentially.

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How Independent Directors Bridge the Information Gap

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When a company’s board has a higher proportion of independent directors, the company behaves in a more transparent way. But which is the cause, and which is the effect? Wharton accounting professors Christopher Armstrong and Wayne Guay explain.

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Navigating the Ripple Effects of a Higher Minimum Wage

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With Los Angeles raising its minimum wage, other states and cities could follow suit. Such moves could also cause social unrest and boost unions, say experts.

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The Great Mismatch: Addressing Barriers to Global Capital Flows

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A great mismatch exists between developed markets’ underperforming capital and the developing world’s huge investment needs. But solutions are out there.

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‘Will College Pay Off?’ A Surprising Cost-benefit Analysis

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Wharton’s Peter Cappelli demystifies the decision about where – and whether – to invest in a U.S. college education.

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Transgender in the Workplace: What Firms and Employees Need to Know

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Transgender men and women are stepping into the limelight, and their heightened presence is ushering in a national moment of examination that is changing the modern workplace.

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What’s Holding Back Affordable Housing in India?

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Rajesh Krishnan, CEO of the Brick Eagle Group, a developer of affordable housing in India, says the disparity between supply and demand is because of a broken ecosystem.

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Why Offering Rewards to Stay Can Drive Customers Away

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On the surface, customer retention plans seem to make perfect sense. But according to new Wharton research, it’s a lot more complicated — and sometimes, the result is exactly the opposite of what firms intend.

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