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Your 2022 summer reading list

Faculty and staff across the Warrington College of Business selected their recommendations for books to read this summer. See their selections and what you’ll get out of reading each in the list below. What I Wish I Knew When I

Mark Jamison

The Crypto Crash Is Good for Crypto

“The recent fall in cryptocurrency (crypto) and non-fungible token (NFT) values has led to anxiety, finger wagging, and calls for regulation. This is not surprising; bitcoin prices have fallen by one-third in the last 30 days. The largest crypto exchange,

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Federal gas tax holiday: Biden says it will provide ‘a little bit of relief’ – but experts say even that may be a stretch

President Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax to “bring families just a little bit of relief” as average gasoline prices exceed US$5 a gallon. The tax is 18.4 cents on regular gasoline and 24.4 cents

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What is curtailment? An electricity market expert explains

Curtailment has a special meaning in electric power systems. It describes any action that reduces the amount of electricity generated to maintain the balance between supply and demand – which is critical for avoiding blackouts. Recently, curtailment has made news

Dr. Klodiana Lanaj

When being politically correct at work depletes employees and backfires at home

Avoiding potentially divisive language and encouraging tolerance are critical steps to creating an inclusive work environment, but they carry a downside. Being politically correct can deplete employees and lead them to act both angrily towards and withdraw from their spouse

Jay Ritter

Opinion: Delivery drones, robotaxis, even insurance — wildly hyped dreams for AI startups are giving tech investors nightmares

These are just a few examples of the reality that startups are too often funded by dreams that turn out to be nightmares. We recall Apple, Amazon.com, Google, and other grand IPO successes and forget thousands of failures. Recent data from

Jay Ritter

ANALYSIS: Time Pressure Builds on De-SPAC Deals

In 2021, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter predicted that half of SPACs would need to return money to shareholders. After looking into what would happen if half of SPACs didn’t De-SPAC, a new Bloomberg Law analysis finds that more than

Jay Ritter and Minmo Gahng

Doc’s Prescription: Many special purpose acquisition companies might go bust

Research insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter and Ph.D. student Minmo Gahng contribute to this story about the roughly 25 SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) have concerns about their financial future, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Read more

Jay Ritter

This SPAC is merging with an already-public company as sponsors get creative before time runs out

SPACs are known to be a roundabout investment vehicle to take private companies public. Not this one. Bull Horn Holdings is merging with biotech Coeptis Therapeutics, a public company traded over the counter. It remains to be seen if other sponsors would replicate

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Looking for stock investment tips? Use social media selectively

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Savvy investors and news buffs will recall the early days of 2021 when GameStop’s market value increased from about $2 billion to over $24 billion in just a few days. The significant gains stemmed from individual investors,