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Sep 28, 2016
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"Vacation Creation" will air on the CW. Love, exciting and new – that’s what Carnival Cruise Lines is going for as its launches its new line of original television programming. It's hoping to recreate the TV magic that helped boost the vacation cruise industry in the 1980s, when the popular hour-long sitcom, “The Love Boat,” was in its heyday and people were flocking to ports like never before in search of a dream...

Sep 22, 2016
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Retweets aren't necessarily endorsements, and they definitely aren’t votes. So what can Twitter tell us about the 2016 presidential election? Maybe more than you think, new research from the University of Maryland suggests. For starters, Republican nominee Donald Trump is winning — at Twitter anyway — over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The authors of a working paper focused on presidential campaign media coverage and...

Sep 21, 2016
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The Fitbit-led fitness wearable market has been growing worldwide by more than 65 percent a year, and Apple is looking to gain a piece of the action. It’s been highlighting the fitness functionalities in its forthcoming Series 2 Watch. But beware of “feature fatigue,” a term coined at the Smith School in a 2006 study co-authored by marketing professor Roland Rust. The concept is based on the notion that, while...

Sep 15, 2016
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The Hospitality Business Fellows (HBF) program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was launched on Aug. 29, 2016.

Sep 13, 2016
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Southwest Airlines eschews online travel agencies. But a trio of U.S. senators is pushing for a forced marriage of sorts between the industries in the name of consumer protection. The lawmakers recently issued a news release urging pressure on airlines to share fares and fees with online travel agencies. Smith School professors Martin Dresner and P.K. Kannan share insights....

Sep 01, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome six new full-time faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Sep 01, 2016
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The Center for Excellence in Service (CES) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes Bloomberg, Inc. to the Professional Services Leadership Initiative (PSLI).

Aug 25, 2016
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Hiring someone in the service industry? You’re likely focused on finding a competent provider with a successful track record, and it’s unlikely you’ll make extra time to seek character references. This setup stacks the odds against an upstart who wants the opportunity, but has no history of successful deals. But new Smith School research suggests ways to win as an underdog in the service industry — and in a presidential...

Aug 16, 2016
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As investing icons Carl Icahn, George Soros and Leon Cooperman have exited Apple and its lagging stock, Warren Buffett has reasserted a value-investor approach by upping his stake in the tech giant. SEC filings on Monday revealed Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway as of June 30 increased its Apple stake by 55 percent, or about $500 million. Smith School professor David Kass shares insights....

Aug 11, 2016
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Facebook might know more about you than Big Brother, which makes it easy for the social media giant to steer advertisers toward likely customers. But Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest advertising spender, isn’t sure the targeted approach works for all of its household and personal care products. The owner of Crest, Gillette, Downy and other popular brands announced plans this week to move away from narrowly focused ads on...

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