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A study co-authored by Professor Brad Barber found that men trade stocks nearly 50% more often than women, driving up costs and lowering returns.
Despite continued political conflict over its regulation, the medical marijuana business is gradually becoming normal in California. Professor Emeritus Richard Dorf offers his perspective.
Months into its recall crisis, Toyota Motor Corp. launched a counterattack, bringing out a panel of experts to debunk the claims of an academic who says he has found an electronic defect in its vehicles related to sudden acceleration. Assistant Professor Olivier Rubel, who specializes in corporate decision making, comments on Toyota’s strategy.
According to a recent study published by the University of California, Davis, women earn 40% of advanced business degrees, yet they hold a mere tenth of California’s top corporate positions.
The University of California, Davis, is laboring to convert its massive portfolio of scientific research into products that could help transform the Sacramento economy.
Former CIA Director James Woolsey accomplished a remarkable feat by convincing a room full of thoughtful people that he speaks to ghosts, and that’s OK. His talk brought together the voices of John Muir on behalf of the environment, World War II General George Patton who strategically bombed petroleum tanks to paralyze opposing forces, and Mahatma Gandhi who spoke for national and personal independence.
Many borrowers mismanage their debt obligations. If they were a little more on top of things, they could save hundreds — even thousands — of dollars in interest and special charges. That’s what Professor Victor Stango found in his study of the credit-card and checking transactions of 917 households over a two-year period.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management study last year noted that even as the number of women in the workforce increased over the past year, the percentage of women in the corporate boardroom of California’s top 400 publicly traded companies dropped from 10 percent to 9.8 percent. Nearly half of the 400 companies, including Carlsbad’s Callaway Golf, have no women on their corporate boards.
When it comes to the nation’s efforts to curb global warming, few places are more important than Sacramento; it is here that California’s groundbreaking laws and regulations are written. Dean Steven Currall is quoted in this article.
Female representation on company board seats and in executive positions in the business world has not moved forward as hoped, but by some measures, it is slowly losing ground again. Wendy Beecham, CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives is quoted from a recently released study by University of California at Davis.