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June 22, 2021
What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates?

What’s ahead for mortgage rates? There will be movement, says Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi, the question is: How much?

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June 16, 2021
21 for 2021: Midyear Stocks To Watch

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – With temperatures rising, Maryland Smith’s David Kass is looking to add a little heat to his biannual list of stocks to watch, dropping four of the picks he made in Decembe

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June 16, 2021
Buying and Selling a House in a Hot Market
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – In the housing market, 2021 is shaping up to be the year of the bidding war. In the United States, prospective home buyers are facing fierce competition for limited inventory, as low mortgage rates and pent-up demand drives a seller’s market. Homes for sale are seeing multiple…
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June 8, 2021
5 Tips For Adapting Better in a Crisis

As the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, organizations should spend some time contemplating how they can prepare for the next crisis, says Maryland Smith's Oliver Schlake .

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June 2, 2021
The Walmart-McDonald's Split

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Is the store-in-store format a good thing? It can be.

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May 26, 2021
Summer Reading List 2021
Maryland Smith’s 18th Annual Recommended Reading for Business Leaders
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May 20, 2021
Once Wall Street’s Darling, SPACs Fall From Favor
How the Special Purpose Acquisition Companies went from so hot to, recently, so not.
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May 20, 2021
Why Italy’s Economy Stopped Growing
For the past quarter-century, Italy’s economy has been nearly stagnant – not because of trade shocks, bad government, labor market problems, or lack of technology advancements, but because of a management style that is holding the country back, finds research from Maryland Smith’s Bruno Pellegrino.
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May 19, 2021
Fragmenting Audience: The Feel-Good Hit of the Film Industry?
Small-budget movies like 'Parasite' and 'Nomadland' are gaining recognition as streaming services continue to ramp up content. They're signs of the times that production funding across the industry is changing.  
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May 19, 2021
Why Cannabis Firms Are Focused on Banking and Tax Reform
The SAFE Banking Act was a big step toward removing barriers for cannabis businesses. But other obstacles loom. Among them, the tax code.
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