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What the Midterm Election Means for Stocks

The stock market was taking the election in stride, beginning a rally that could extend through next year. Maryland Smith's David Kass explains three reasons why.

Nov 07, 2018
Why Pot Businesses Are the New Wild West

Marijuana business entrepreneurs in states where pot use has been legalized are in for a serious trip. Maryland Smith's David P. Weber explains why.

Nov 07, 2018
Teaching Finance the Maryland Smith Way

Short-term thinking hurts companies. But finance students at Maryland Smith learn a different approach. They focus on value maximization, not profit maximization.

Nov 07, 2018
How Shareholder Primacy Wards Off Short-termism

Companies have built-in incentives to avoid short-termism. But they fall into the myopia trap when they confuse value creation with income maximization.

Nov 02, 2018
Here’s What’s Missing From the Shareholder Primacy Debate

Critics come down hard on shareholder primacy. But Maryland Smith professor Michael Faulkender says people err when they overlook risk/reward economics.

Nov 02, 2018
The Ignominy of Auto-Renewals

Companies often use automatic renewals, usually with ample warning to subscribers. But when they're sneaky about renewals, that crosses a line, a Maryland Smith expert says. 

Nov 01, 2018
Is the NFL Becoming Too Political for Advertisers?

It’s left some brands doing a delicate balancing act, debating whether and how to advertise during an event that consistently draws more American viewers than any other TV broadcast.

Oct 31, 2018
The Problem With Amazon’s AI Recruiter

Amazon.com scrapped its machine-learning resume-reader when it demonstrated a bias against female applicants. Here's what that tells us.

Oct 31, 2018
Your Coworker Might Be Hiding Something, So Be Sensitive

You might not know the truth about the employee in the office next door. He or she could be hiding something – an invisible disability.

Oct 30, 2018
Black Friday Is a Lost Indicator

If fewer people seem to be shopping on the day after Thanksgiving this year, try not to read too much into that.

Oct 24, 2018

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