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Jan 23, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

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.

Jan 22, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Last week the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly dropped the currency peg they’ve maintained since 2011, a move that bankrupted several retail foreign exchange brokerages worldwide. The lack of coordinated regulation contributes to the reputation of foreign exchange as the Wild West among investors, writes Kristen Fanarakis from the

Jan 22, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Would you (or someone you know) buy customizable fashion jewelry? It’s a question entrepreneur Seble Alemayehu, MBA ’12, hopes to figure out by the end of her eight weeks participating in a new program at the University of Maryland. She and 16 other UMD alumni hoping to launch startups this year are getting the help they need to get their venture off the ground with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s Jumpstart program.

Jan 22, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Today’s vote by the European Central Bank to print more than 1 trillion euros for buying government bonds and other financial assets would have some benefits but would not solve the region’s long-term challenges. That is the assessment of Phillip Swagel and

Jan 21, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

By Anil K. Gupta

China’s latest GDP data released today reinforce the widely held belief that the days of breakneck economic growth are indeed coming to an end. At 7.4 percent, the reported growth rate for 2014 is the slowest since 1990. Read more...

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