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Mar 03, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

For years soda servings have been ballooning. For its first half-century, Coke's main product was a 6.5-ounce bottle. Later came the reign of the 12-oz. can. In recent years, you couldn't get anything smaller than a 20 oz. behemoth bottle from many vending machines. A health-related backlash against sugary drinks has put the industry on the defensive, and one way soda companies are fighting back is by offering small portions.

Mar 03, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

The debate over whether Great Britain should exit the E.U. — to "Brexit" or not to "Brexit"? — is rippling outward from Europe into the world's major financial markets. Proponents of an exit think that Britain can follow the model of Switzerland, negotiating good trade deals with E.U. nations individually. But the Smith School's Albert "Pete" Kyle thinks the the E.U. will be inclined to make things tougher than that for

Mar 03, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Vexed politicians and Election 2016 voters might scoff. But investor Warren Buffett’s economic outlook, expressed in a letter and subsequent CNBC interview, is cautiously optimistic. Smith School finance professor David Kass, a close follower of Buffett’s investment strategy since 1980 and a Berkshire shareholder, says the view isn't unexpected.

Mar 03, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Every year, the town of College Park, Md., sees an influx of thousands of new students from every corner of the nation and even the world. You step into a classroom and you may find a student from Minnesota, Japan or Panama. The teachers that mold and inspire the great minds of the future here at UMD come from all parts of the globe: Lebanon, Germany, India, China, Romania, Nigeria, the list goes on and on. The companies and organizations that are studied meticulously in the classroom, from Pepsi to Apple, from KPMG to Samsung, are global entities with a

Feb 29, 2016

Qatar's Ambassador to the United States, Mohammed bin Jaham Al Kuwari, highlighted the importance of economic diplomacy during a lecture Feb. 23, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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