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July 15, 2022
Why the EV Future is Now — in Norway

In May 2022, 79% of new passenger vehicles sold in Norway were battery electric powered. With plug-in hybrids accounting for an additional 8 percent, only about 1 in 8 new cars sold in Norway were traditionally configured gasoline cars.

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July 14, 2022
Elon Musk’s Irony: Bots, the Impetus to Abandon His Twitter Deal, Have Propelled Tesla
Maryland Smith’s David A. Kirsch, who is researching pro-Tesla Twitter bots, or “fanbots,” says irony pervades Elon Musk’s stated reasoning to abandon his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter.
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July 13, 2022
Musk’s Buyer’s Remorse and Potential Deal Outcomes

Elon Musk’s move to abandon his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter has the company intent on forcing the deal through.

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July 13, 2022
Are Corporate Profits Driving Inflation?

Consumers are feeling the effects of the highest inflation rates in decades, particularly on essentials like groceries and gas, while many big companies are reporting record profits. That dichotomy is angering a lot of Americans and public officials.

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June 23, 2022
Midyear Stocks to Watch
Amid the highest inflation in 40 years, the “outlook for U.S. stocks in the second half of 2022 is very uncertain with at least a 50% probability of a recession in 2022 or 2023,” says Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
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June 22, 2022
Swallowing Sticker Shock at the Grocery Store
Consumers are grappling with sharply higher prices nearly everywhere, thanks to soaring inflation rates. The sticker shock at the grocery store can be particularly tough to swallow, says Maryland Smith’s P.K. Kannan, the Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science and associate dean for strategic initiatives.
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June 21, 2022
Third-Party Apps for Brand-Customer Interaction, Smith Expert Gives Pros and Cons
Convenience is invaluable for both sides in business-customer interaction. Thus, companies increasingly are integrating live chat and messaging – an advancement from voice and email – into the customer service channel mix. Third-party apps facilitate and fuel this trend. “The top three apps (…
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June 17, 2022
What is the Future of Humanity?
How will new technologies and changes in the economic and political landscape in different countries affect humankind in the next 20 to 50 years? Maryland Smith’s G. “Anand” Anandalingam explores different facets of that question with an expert guest in each episode of his new podcast, Future of…
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June 9, 2022
How Target Missed the Mark on Inventory
Target missed the mark when calculating this season’s inventory and now the retailer is scrambling to liquidate extra items. The company is slashing prices to move items like patio furniture and household appliances to free up space on shelves and in warehouses. But how’d they get it so wrong?
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June 9, 2022
Climate Finance Risk Management Virtual Bootcamp Dovetails with SEC Proposed Disclosure Rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently proposed updated rules for public companies to report the climate-related impact of their businesses to the federal government and their shareholders. While the commission collects public comments on the proposal up to June 17, the University of…
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