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Aug 14, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
Media Alert: Aug. 14, 2013
Attention News and Business Editors 

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Michael Ball, associate dean for faculty and research and Dean’s Chair in Management Science for the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, comments on factors behind the U.S. Justice Department and a group of states moving to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines because they say the deal would reduce competition and increase fares. 

Aug 13, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
Media Alert: Aug. 13, 2013
Attention: Business Reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. Experts in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to discuss the current state of the print news industry. Their analysis follow the recent Washington Post acquisition by Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos, the Boston Globe sale to Red Sox owner John Henry, plus other recent sales and spinoffs of newspapers across the United States.

Aug 06, 2013
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Aug. 6, 2013
Media Alert
Attention: Business and Economics Editors and Reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Long odds face U.S. fast food workers who have been demanding higher wages, says an expert in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Professor Curt Grimm, the Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on the workers’ demands that include better pay, the right to unionize, and more than doubling the $7.25 minimum wage to $15:

Jul 31, 2013
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MEDIA ALERT: July 31, 2013
Attention: Finance Reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, comments on Facebook’s price per share rebounding to near its $38 IPO level (from May 2012) after trading as low as $17.55 last September.

The Smith School has an in-house facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.

May 21, 2013
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – May 21, 2013 – The U.S. Senate revelation that Apple has avoided paying income tax signals it’s time to overhaul the U.S. corporate tax code, says Mike Faulkender, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The Smith School has an in-house facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content. Faulkender (301-405-1064; mfaulken@rhsmith.umd.edu) can expand on these comments:

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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