Firearm background checks soared to record highs on Black Friday following mass shootings in France and a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado. Smith School professor Anand Gopal says the spike follows a pattern, which might drive even more gun sales in the aftermath of Wednesday's attack in California. But a new study from Gopal and a co-author shows a different trend on Wall Street.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to sit down with professor Joseph Bailey, a 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Obama administration pressed major tech companies for new meetings to discuss ways to give law enforcement "back door" access to encrypted communications — something the tech companies have firmly rejected. Those companies now face a difficult balancing act.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is a co-host for ‘a conversation’ with Council on Foreign Relations Co-Chairman Robert Rubin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Gildenhorn Theatre at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.