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Dec 21, 2016
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On Dec. 21, 2016, over 800 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with PhD, MS, MBA, and BS degrees. The commencement ceremony was held at the Xfinity Center on the university’s College Park campus. You can watch the entire ceremony online.

Dec 20, 2016
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It's nearly New Year.It's almost a new year, and across the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, some prognosticating has begun. We asked a group of professors to look ahead at the trends and developments we might see in the next 12 months. They turned their focus to the stock market, tax policy, Amazon, McDonald's, finance, real estate, Obamacare and more. Here's what they said....

Dec 19, 2016
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Wells Fargo’s recent “living will” stumble is just that, so look for the San Francisco-based company to submit a satisfactory financial crisis contingency plan to regulators the next time around, says Smith School finance professor David Kass. Wells Fargo failed to meet Federal Reserve and FDIC standards for a living will – a key requirement under Dodd-Frank, as a big bank’s plan for unwinding in a financial crisis minus...

Dec 14, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its first Enterprise Risk Management Program from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, 2016, in collaboration with the American Bankers Association.

Dec 06, 2016
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Is it better to monitor your investments constantly, or to ignore the market's twists and turns and leave your money to grow? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it might pay off to keep closer watch of your investments and to actively manage them, says Smith School professor Alberto Rossi. His new working paper, "Does It Pay to Pay Attention?" explains why. Read more...

Dec 01, 2016
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A 500-rupee banknote. What's it like when 86 percent of the banknotes in circulation in a country are rendered worthless overnight? That's what India has been finding out. On the evening of Nov. 9, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that, by morning, all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would no longer be legal tender. The controversial move has sparked protests and criticism of a change too sudden...

Nov 30, 2016
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David Kass, far left, Warren Buffett, center, during a visit with Smith School students.Some 66 years ago, MBA student Warren Buffett trekked from New York to Washington, D.C., seeking career wisdom. He arrived unannounced at Geico, drawn there because it was chaired by his former professor, investing guru Benjamin Graham. It was a Saturday, but Buffett encountered a Geico executive onsite...

Nov 16, 2016
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An airplane silhouetted against the skyWarren Buffett once referred to airlines as an investment “death trap.” So why would his Berkshire Hathaway be placing big bets on airline shares? The Oracle of Omaha's railroad strategy offers some clues, says Smith School professor David Kass. The airline industry "has pretty much rationalized itself, similar to railroads," Kass tells Bloomberg. "They have their sort-of monopoly...

Nov 16, 2016
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Over your lifetime, you'll earn quite a bit of money. But it might never feel like a lot, depending on how you spend, save and prioritize. November is Financial Literacy Month, and Smith School professor Albert "Pete" Kyle has some smart saving advice for every decade of your money-making life. Read more...

Nov 11, 2016
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Launched this fall, the University of Maryland Research Data Center (UMDRDC) is the newest facility of the national Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC) network. A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Nov. 18, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus.

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