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Jan 18, 2017
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When President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Lockheed Martin for the price tag on the F-35 fighter jet, he sent the defense contractor's shares into a minor tailspin. A similar thing happened weeks earlier, when he tweeted a rebuke of Boeing for the price of the new Air Force One. With the Oval Office soon to be occupied by a Tweet-prolific commander-in-chief, investors are grappling with a new...

Jan 18, 2017
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All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by Feb. 24, 2017, and awards will be presented in May.

Jan 09, 2017
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Forbes 30 Under 30 has selected two rising stars from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for its newest class, announced on Jan. 3, 2017. Hungry Harvest cofounder and “Shark Tank” dealmaker Evan Lutz, a 2014 Smith School graduate, appears on the social entrepreneurs list, and Starwood Capital Group vice president Akshay Goyal, a 2010 Smith School graduate, made the cut in the finance category.

Jan 05, 2017
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What might a Trump presidency mean for home values in the U.S.? Since the election, much of the political news coverage and analysis has been centered on what Donald Trump’s stint in the White House might mean for U.S. trade deals, foreign policy, the tax code and Obamacare. But what will it mean for the housing market to have a real-estate-mogul-turned-politician seated in the Oval Office? Smith School experts discuss the big...

Dec 21, 2016
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On Dec. 21, 2016, over 800 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with PhD, MS, MBA, and BS degrees. The commencement ceremony was held at the Xfinity Center on the university’s College Park campus.

You can watch the entire ceremony online.

Dec 20, 2016
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It's nearly New Year.It's almost a new year, and across the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, some prognosticating has begun. We asked a group of professors to look ahead at the trends and developments we might see in the next 12 months. They turned their focus to the stock market, tax policy, Amazon, McDonald's, finance, real estate, Obamacare and more. Here's what they said....

Dec 19, 2016
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Wells Fargo’s recent “living will” stumble is just that, so look for the San Francisco-based company to submit a satisfactory financial crisis contingency plan to regulators the next time around, says Smith School finance professor David Kass. Wells Fargo failed to meet Federal Reserve and FDIC standards for a living will – a key requirement under Dodd-Frank, as a big bank’s plan for unwinding in a financial crisis minus...

Dec 14, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its first Enterprise Risk Management Program from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, 2016, in collaboration with the American Bankers Association.

Dec 06, 2016
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Is it better to monitor your investments constantly, or to ignore the market's twists and turns and leave your money to grow? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it might pay off to keep closer watch of your investments and to actively manage them, says Smith School professor Alberto Rossi. His new working paper, "Does It Pay to Pay Attention?" explains why. Read more...

Dec 01, 2016
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A 500-rupee banknote. What's it like when 86 percent of the banknotes in circulation in a country are rendered worthless overnight? That's what India has been finding out. On the evening of Nov. 9, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that, by morning, all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would no longer be legal tender. The controversial move has sparked protests and criticism of a change too sudden and...

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