Columnist

Steven Syre

Syre writes about local business, economics, and markets twice weekly in the Globe’s Boston Capital column. He joined the Globe in 1995 and previously wrote a financial column in the Boston Herald.

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Steven Syre | Boston Capital

Greece, Puerto Rico turbulence unlikely to hurt US economy

By , Globe Columnist

American markets, so calm for so long, are getting a jolt this week. But that’s all it is so far.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

Drive to dump coal stocks won’t bring any clean results

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Dumping coal stocks is merely a symbolic gesture because it produces so little tangible impact.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

Boston stock pickers see glimmer of hope

By , Globe Staff

Mutual fund returns are improving, but active managers face an uphill battle for investors against autopilot alternatives.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

$400 million gift to Harvard highlights higher ed wealth gap

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The gift, from hedge fund manager John Paulson, shines an unflattering spotlight on the wealth gap in higher education and the ways in which it is perpetuated.