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Jun 23, 2010
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The U.S. debt is ticking away past $14 trillion and threatens to hit the current federally imposed limit on how much we borrow to keep our economy afloat. What are the impacts if this limit is not raised in time as lawmakers squabble of the details of how to manage the country’s debt crisis?

May 20, 2010
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With an unemployment rate of more than 9 percent and significant underemployment, some argue highly skilled foreign-born workers should be restricted from entering the United States on work visas. But do foreign workers really depress the wages of American workers as some reports claim?

Apr 08, 2010
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Despite a global recession, India’s economy has been growing at a steady pace and the prime minister expects it to expand at least 7 percent this year. Even if you’re not planning to start or expand a business in India, exploring its business climate and culture can be an enlightening experience.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, MBA student Scott Lewis talks about a recent international study trip to India and the insights he and his fellow classmates gained

Apr 02, 2010
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For Haiti, still reeling from a devastating earthquake -- and other developing nations ravaged by disaster -- the primary focus is on humanitarian aid. But beyond government and philanthropic support, entrepreneurs could have an impact.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Melissa Carrier, executive director of the Center for Social Value Creation, discusses how entrepreneurship and innovation can help solve global challenges.

Mar 11, 2010
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Toyota, the automaker once revered for safety, has been reeling after recalling more than 8 million vehicles for mechanical issues that could pose safety threats. With congressional hearing, public apologies, and a roller coaster market response, can Toyota recover or will it be lapped by its competitors?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Curt Grimm talks about Toyota’s business problems, recovery strategy, and opportunities for competitors.

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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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