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Updates to New York State Guidance to Employers on Sexual Harassment Policies and Trainings

Effective October 9, 2018, all New York State employers are required to adopt written sexual harassment prevention policies for employees and, within a year (by October 9, 2019), all employers must implement mandatory anti-harassment training.

Jeremy Siegel's Advice to Banks: Lend That Money Now

Before the stock market and the broader economy can return to something that looks like normal, banks must start to lend the billions they are getting from the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Recovery Program, says Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel in an interview with Knowledge@Wharton.

A Billion Here, A Trillion There: Calculating the Cost of Wall Street's Rescue

Consider the numbers: $29 billion for the Bear Stearns mess; $700 billion to buy spoiled assets; $200 billion to buy stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; an $85 billion loan to AIG insurance; another $37.8 billion for AIG; and $250 billion for bank stocks.

Show Me the Money: Aura of Top M&A Banks Often Obscures Low Returns for Clients

Reputation matters. Companies with the best reputations are often assumed to offer the greatest value to their clients. That's the conventional wisdom, and on Wall Street, that kind of thinking helped make Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley the investment banks with the largest market shares in the mergers and acquisition advisory business

Huge Reserves, Emerging Market 'Challengers' and Other Forces Are Changing Global Finance

Rapidly developing economies (RDEs) have increasingly become drivers of change -- and sometimes disruption -- in global financial markets. That has important implications for companies in the United States and Europe as new players emerge, including sovereign wealth funds, state-controlled entities and acquisition-minded corporations.

How the Credit Crisis Could Forge a New Financial Order

In the middle of a battle, it's hard to know what the landscape will look like after the smoke clears. But as the government wrestles with the credit crisis, economists and finance experts are starting to make some predictions.

Africa's 'Cocoon' Phase: Can Private Investors and Entrepreneurs Transform the Continent?

In the past, business in Africa behaved like a "caterpillar" -- uninteresting, slow moving and easy to step on, according to Eric Kacou, managing and regional director for Africa at OTF Group, a U.S.-based consulting firm focused on emerging economies.

Will the Levee Break? An Ocean of Bad Debt Rises despite Fed Rescues

Many news reports about the current global credit crisis and its large, institutional victims have compared it to a hurricane. But several Wharton professors suggest that the better analogy might be an ill-constructed levee, filled to the brim with bad debt and breaching under the pressure of massive over-leveraging.

The Credit Crisis and Failed Risk Analysis: 'We're Nowhere Near the End Here'

When you sit down, you probably don't check under your seat for a bomb. Even though it could kill you, chances are slim that it's there. A similar view of risk led bankers, their regulators and other government officials to overlook dangerous investments and business models that contributed to the global credit crisis, according to speakers at the annual financial risk roundtable held by the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and the Oliver Wyman Institute, a management consulting firm.

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