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Jul 21, 2010
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently replaced its food pyramid nutrition guidelines with a user-friendly plate icon to help Americans understand the proportions of foods they should be eating each day for a healthy diet.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Rebecca Ratner talks about how her research supports the new nutrition guidelines.

Jul 07, 2010
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We’ve seen volatility in the prices at the pump this summer. Have we already hit the peak this summer or should we expect prices to continue to rise?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Charles E. Olson talks about the factors that impact gas prices.

Jun 24, 2010
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Nations around the globe are captivated with World Cup fever. For the first time, the tournament is in South Africa and having big impacts on the country.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, Smith marketing faculty member Hank Boyd discusses a recent MBA student trip he led to South Africa to learn about the marketing surrounding the World Cup.

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?

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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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