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Jul 31, 2017
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Maybe those sky-high CEO salaries aren't an entirely bad thing. For years, critics have charged that the vast and widening gap between the pay packages for chief executives and a company's average employee (commonly referred to as the CEO pay ratio) is a moral failing on society. Others have claimed that it reflects a weak corporate governance structure, blaming boards of directors for heaping needlessly large...

Jun 20, 2017
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The Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC) at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce that Jim Staihar, associate director of C-BERC and assistant professor of accounting and information assurance, will become the first Fishlinger Family Endowed Scholar (2017-18), a program dedicated to support and enhance C-BERC initiatives.

Jun 19, 2017
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On June 9, 2017, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the 2017 Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) Conference in College Park, Md.

Jun 14, 2017
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members.

May 19, 2017
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The WannaCry ransomware that has affected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries now has largely halted its crawl across the globe, but experts say the attack's real impact might be yet to come. The assault could herald a turning point in cyber intrusions and in the way institutions handle cybersecurity, says the Smith School's Martin Loeb, and co-author, with with Smith School colleague ...

Apr 18, 2017
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Accounting professor Stephen E. Loeb, a pioneer in accounting ethics education and an early adopter of active learning techniques, will retire in spring 2017 following a 47-year career at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Feb 15, 2017
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When the Internal Revenue Service tries to be user-friendly, things can sometimes backfire. Perhaps you could call it the law of unintended consequences or maybe a case of something not well thought out. Nevertheless, Smith School lecturer Samuel Handwerger and MS in Accounting student David Hao Li, writing for Smith Brain Trust, explain why college-tuition-paying tax filers should be extra careful when...

Feb 03, 2017
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An executive order to ban new regulations is not atypical of new administrations. It is pretty common and it usually doesn't last for long. However, with the way this ban was written, it may not only ban the Department of Treasury from writing regulations, but it may also ban the Internal Revenue Service from writing notices, rulings and procedural documents. This is not a good thing for taxpayers or the...

Feb 01, 2017
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Could the tax deduction you take on mortgage interest actually result in a tax audit from the IRS? How about the early withdrawal you made from your retirement account last year, or the charitable donation you made? Smith School lecturer Samuel Handwerger warns that the deductions you plan to take this year could put your income-tax return squarely in the crosshairs of an IRS auditor. Handwerger says there are at...

Jan 18, 2017
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When President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Lockheed Martin for the price tag on the F-35 fighter jet, he sent the defense contractor's shares into a minor tailspin. A similar thing happened weeks earlier, when he tweeted a rebuke of Boeing for the price of the new Air Force One. With the Oval Office soon to be occupied by a Tweet-prolific commander-in-chief, investors are grappling with a new...

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