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Jan 29, 2014
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Hot Topic Alert: Jan. 29, 2014

Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy for the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to expand on his comments, below, about the executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors.

Announced by President Obama in his State of the Union address, the increase, $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, affects workers under new federal contracts.

Jan 29, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Hot Topic Alert   Jan. 29, 2014

Last week’s announcement of the Reserve Bank of India withdrawing pre-2005 notes was initially interpreted in the media as targeting “black money (currency used in transactions where taxes are avoided)" and to prevent counterfeiting. Subsequently, officials have deflected such interpretation and defined the move as a “technical action” to remove from circulation notes that have relatively fewer security features.

Jan 28, 2014
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Media Alert: Jan. 28, 2014
Attention: Business and marketing reporters and editors 

Marketing professor Roland Rust can comment about content and strategy driving this year’s Super Bowl commercials.

Contact him at rrust@rhsmith.umd.edu  or 301-405-4300.

Dec 12, 2013
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Media Alert   Dec. 12, 2013
Attention: Financial and Economics Reporters, Editors

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Financial experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to expand on their comments, below, about implications of the Volcker Rule reportedly expected to be approved by regulators. A component of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the rule is designed to prevent banks from making risky bets with their money. 

Nov 05, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research

Media Alert
Attention: Economic and Financial Reporters and Editors 

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- As Twitter goes public, IPO expert Gerard Hoberg, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to expand on his comments (below) that address the company’s unique features and stock prospects.  

He says Twitter’s large presence overseas

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