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October 20, 2021
Finance Themes to Watch for During COP26
As global leaders and business leaders convene in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi will be watching the headlines.
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October 18, 2021
A Better Fix for the Supply Chain Crisis 
Essential West Coast ports will soon be operating around-the-clock and the U.S. government is pledging further efforts to try to alleviate the supply chain backlog. Maryland Smith’s Martin Dresner says federal government involvement can have a bigger and more long-term impact — through…
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October 15, 2021
After the ‘Great Resignation,’ How To Have a Great Negotiation

In August alone, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs, the most since the Labor Department began tracking these stats 20 years ago. They join the 16 million Americans who had handed in their resignations over the previous four months, another record.

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October 13, 2021
How Google’s Third-Party Cookie Change Will Impact Online Advertising

Pushback from advertisers against Google’s plans to phase out third-party cookies in its Chrome browser has forced the company to postpone to 2023. It’s a move set to shake up the recipe for online advertising and Maryland Smith’s P.K.

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October 12, 2021
Pressing Play: How UMD Is Powering Up Support for Esport Gamers

BRENDAN HEGARTY GRASPED EARLY in his first semester at the University of Maryland that the lectures, papers and tests of college life weren’t squaring with his constant urge to slip away to an exotic island where he could practice skydiving, bunker construction and cold-blooded s

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September 29, 2021
The Supply Chain Snafu – Why You Should Buy Holiday Gifts Now
Not to stress you out, but if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, you’re way behind. Thanks to manufacturing holdups, shipping delays and labor shortages throughout the supply chain, it’s going to take longer – and cost more – for retailers and consumers to get the items they want this…
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September 29, 2021
New Study Shows Path to Uninterrupted Supply of Safe, Effective Drugs for US Consumers
A combination of factors including the current corporate tax rate makes pharmaceutical production in the United States more attractive now than investing in either China or India. And adopting advanced technologies such as Continuous Manufacturing (CM) further positions the United States to…
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September 14, 2021
For Aviation, an ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the global air industry to virtual standstill in March 2020, delivering a $370-billion “staggering financial loss to the industry,” according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Seating capacity dropped – by half. The total of passengers taking…
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September 9, 2021
FTC a Fix for McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines?
The golden arches don’t have a golden reputation when it comes to ice cream machines.
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September 2, 2021
Why 2021’s Labor Day Sales Are Likely to Disappoint
Labor Day weekend shoppers might have a little extra money to spend, but they will have to work harder to find discounts this year. Supply chain disruptions caused by the continuing pandemic and a series of severe weather events have had retailers struggling to maintain inventories and subsequently…
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