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Ad blockers may benefit websites, users, and the market at large

Contrary to common assumptions, ad blockers may offer some benefits to companies, users, and the market at large. Millions of websites, including some of the...

Should you buy or sell a house during the pandemic

In an economy hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, impacts on the housing market aren't cut-and-dried. Demand for homes appeared to drop along with sales...

Uber, WeWork, Airbnb – how coronavirus is bursting the tech bubble

A handful of technology companies have benefited from coronavirus. Amazon has profited handsomely, as have streaming and video conferencing platforms like Netflix and Zoom. But the...

Drones could deliver packages more efficiently by hopping on the bus

One-click purchases and instant delivery have helped fuel the growth of e-commerce, but this convenience has come at the cost of increased traffic congestion,...

Facebook’s dominance is built on anti-competitive behavior

Facebook and its subsidiaries, including Instagram, account for 75% of all time spent on social media. In a new paper, Yale SOM economist Fiona...

Why did the stock market bounce back while COVID-19 cases kept rising

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, stock prices plunged, but they have since regained much of their value. Why would stocks rise...

Why stocks are soaring even as coronavirus cases surge, at least 20 million remain...

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is still climbing rapidly, over 20 million Americans remain unemployed, dozens of major companies have...

How big ideas survive financial crisis

When a financial crisis hits, small business dreams, retirement goals and countless other mainstays of the American economy can be dashed overnight. But for inventors...

One-third of American families face troubles paying bills

One-third of American families have lost income since the beginning of shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The income losses strike families from all economic...

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

As an academic who regularly worked from home in the days before coronavirus, my friends often joked about what they imagined my daily routine...

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