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Fed Unexpectedly Maintains Bond Buying Pace

Sep 18, 2013
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Media Alert: Sept. 18, 2013

Attention financial, economics reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland experts from the Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on today’s surprise announcement from the Federal Reserve that it will refrain from tapering its $85 billion in monthly bond buying.

The Smith School has an in-house facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.

Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice in finance, can discuss implications for homebuyers and the mortgage industry. He has insight from 25 years in senior risk management and credit positions at Citigroup, Washington Mutual, Countrywide, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Contact him at 301-908-2536,

Curt Grimm, professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, can discuss broad implications of today’s Fed announcement based on his research focused on the interface of business and public policy with strategic management. He monitors monetary developments and their economic impact for a “Global Economy” MBA course he teaches.

Contact him at 301-405-2235 or


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