In the last quarter of 2011, the hedge fund SAC Capital filed a Freedom of Information request asking for documents regarding inspections of plants operated by Charles River Laboratories, which conducts pharmaceutical research. SAC apparently didn’t get bad news, because it increased its shares in Charles River from about 70,000 to 240,000 during that same calendar quarter. The stock rose, and SAC sold most of it
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 26, 2015) — A new Financial Times ranking recognizes the full-time MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business among the top 25 in the nation and top 50 in the world. The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2015, released today, also scores Smith’s PhD program top 10 in the world.
This month, accounting undergraduates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business took 10 days to visit 15 accounting destinations in Washington, D.C., as part of Jim McKinney's "Tax Avoidance, Tax Policy, and Tax Research Techniques" course.
Smith Professor Peter Morici says shifting European politics could have a depressing effect on U.S. interest rates. That's because uncertainty about the euro will cause Europeans to send money to the U.S., and that could push up stock prices and push down interest rates. “As the Federal Reserve raises rates this summer, the impact on mortgage rates
By Liu Yang
Executive orders from the White House in 2014 rekindled a decades-long debate about gender pay disparities that persist in corporate America. Some blame the gap on lingering workplace biases that protect the C suite as the domain of men. Others dismiss the problem as overstated, citing the choices that women often make to sacrifice career advancement in favor of family.