Trump’s Infrastructure Pledge Doable, Morici Tells BBC

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — To what extent will president-elect Donald Trump and Congress deliver on a campaign pledge to rebuild U.S. infrastructure? Professor of international business Peter Morici at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

Could Deutsche Bank Fine Spark a New Crisis?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Deutsche Bank is facing a $14 billion fine from U.S. regulators for its alleged role in propping up the housing market in the lead-up to the Great Recession, igniting some fears that the unprecedented sanction poses a new set of risks for the Frankfurt-based bank and the global financial system.

Trump Is Winning Twitter: Does It Matter?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Retweets aren't necessarily endorsements, and they definitely aren’t votes. So what can Twitter tell us about the 2016 presidential election? Maybe more than you think, new research from the University of Maryland suggests. For starters, Republican nominee Donald Trump is winning — at Twitter anyway — over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

How Underdogs Can Win in the Service Industry … and Politics

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Selling your house and needing help? You’re likely focused on finding a competent agent with a successful track record, and it’s unlikely you’ll make extra time to seek character references.

India Goes Big to Lure Foreign Investment

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Foreign firms entering India to do business are "entering essentially 29 different countries," says professor Kislaya Prasad at the University of Maryland's Robert H.

Five Reasons Stocks Will Push Higher

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Stock prices are setting new records but could easily charge much higher, says economist Peter Morici, professor of international business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “The U.S.

Brexit Countdown: Faculty Perspectives

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — “Divorces are tough,” says economist Peter Morici at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

Entry-Level Managers in OT Pay Crosshairs

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Potentially 4.2 million workers are newly eligible for overtime pay when the U.S. Labor Department’s revised rules for the matter take effect Dec. 1, 2016.

Fed Should ‘Telegraph’ a Rate Hike Now: Smith Economist

SMITH BRAIN TRUST - While the Federal Reserve is expected to forego an interest rate increase, but “keep options open,” such a hike should not be avoided and can be better adapted to if the Fed projects it for this summer and announces it now, says economist and longtime Fed watcher Peter Morici at the University of Marylan

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