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January 26, 2023
A “Richcession” May Be Ahead
Wall Street Journal reporter Justin Lahart has coined the term “richcession” to explain what might happen should a recession occur this year. According to him, the well-heeled would take a bigger hit than usual, even if we manage to narrowly escape an economic downturn.
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January 19, 2023
How Thomson Reuters Impacts Street Earnings
In research published in the Journal of Accounting Research, Smith accounting professor Musa Subasi and his co-authors looked at how Thomson Reuters produces and distributes street earnings to better understand the role forecast data providers play in capital markets.
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January 17, 2023
New Year, New Goals

A new year brings a fresh start, a full slate of 365 days to work on improving oneself in one way or another. Ten Smith professors are sharing their New Year’s resolutions:

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January 10, 2023
Management Professor’s Research Spurs U.S. Push to Ban Noncompete Agreements for Workers

The United States is moving to ban noncompete agreements in labor contracts, and research from Maryland Smith management professor Evan Starr is behind the push.

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January 6, 2023
Keep Your Cash: Your Kids Prefer Virtual Money
The term “cash is king” refers to the belief that cash is more important than any other form of currency. Motley Fool says cash is invaluable because it gives individuals, businesses and investors the flexibility to get through tough times and to potentially take advantage of opportunities. But…
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December 22, 2022
Six Things Companies Can Do To Improve Environmental, Social Impact
Consumers, shareholders and regulators are increasingly demanding that companies be committed to sustainability and social good, and now a comprehensive new report from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business can help companies figure out how to do that most effectively.
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December 14, 2022
How to Ask for What You Want Before Taking a Job
Are you looking through the details of a new job offer or planning to ask for a raise with your current employer? The labor shortage and need for good employees means you still have some leverage. And with inflation the highest it’s been in decades; you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to get the…
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December 8, 2022
Student Loan Forgiveness in Limbo: What Borrowers Should Know
With the proposed student debt relief program mired and stalled in legal battles, it’s now revealed that erroneous notices of student debt forgiveness application approvals were emailed to about 9 million Americans. At this point, says Smith’s Samuel Handwerger, “the Biden administration might be…
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December 7, 2022
Risk Lessons from FTX
FTX postmortems have included Axios describing the cryptocurrency exchange as a “house of cards” comparable to Enron, Theranos, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Madoff Investment Securities. Plus, Moody’s writes the collapse “will radically transform the crypto ecosystem, further shaking trust and…
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November 22, 2022
Housing Market: Do Clouds on the Horizon Signal Storm or Steady Rain?
Inflation, soaring interest rates and massive financial market volatility have dampened end-of-year projections for the U.S. economy. But housing, in a historically low mortgage-rate environment, has been an outlier amid the disorder – until recently. Now, clouds are on the horizon, says Smith’s…
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