Wall Street fallout affects consumers

Wall Street fallout affects consumers

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Home mortgages shouldn't be affected by news about two U.S. investment giants but economic experts say Wall Street's woes haven't reached bottom yet.

Analysis: New measure for cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A group of experts from academia, the private sector and government are putting their heads together to answer the long-nagging question: How do you measure the cost-effectiveness of cyber-security efforts? It is an issue, they say, that dogs officials and executives, leaving them reliant on intuition and a tick-the-box approach to security measures.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Studies: To spend less, pay in cash

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- There is fresh evidence that people spend less when paying cash than when using credit, cash-equivalent scrip or gift certificates, U.S. researchers said.

D.C.-area Marriott sold for $107 million

DALLAS, May 19 (UPI) -- Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. is paying $107 million for the 697-room Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va.

Entrepreneur: The business plan

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Fed raises rates and more hikes expected

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates Wednesday came as no surprise, but the question now is how much and how often the Fed will continue to ja

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Payrolls jump at last

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The stock markets and economists were taken by surprise Friday morning with the report that U.S. non-farm payrolls grew by 308,000 in March, the largest gain in
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The 2002 Statistical Abstract by the U.S. Census shows Americans nearly doubled their recycling of trash over the past decade.
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Feature:MBA schools hot, hiring market not

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ADRIANNA BORKOWSKI, UPI Business Correspondent

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Anthrax threat grows in Washington

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- With official word that another of their own was hospitalized with the more serious inhaled anthrax infection and two others had died from what is strongly susp
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Robert H. Smith
President George W. Bush (R) presents Robert H. Smith with the 2008 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House on November 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Robert Huston Smith is a successful builder-developer. Smith is chairman of Charles E. Smith Co. Commercial Realty, a division of Vornado Realty Trust, and chairman of Charles E. Smith Co. Residential, a division of Archstone-Smith Trust, both REITs listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Smith is best known for spearheading the development of the Crystal City complex in northern Virginia.

Smith has given generously to the University of Maryland, College Park, his alma mater. The Robert H. Smith School of Business was named in his honor in 1998 to recognize his gift of $15 million, the largest gift the school had ever received. He has continuously supported its programs, subsequently making additional generous gifts as the school has expanded and risen in prestige. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, completed in 2001, is named for his wife.

Interestingly, the Kogod School of Business at the American University in Washington, DC, is named after Robert P. Kogod, brother-in-law of Robert H. Smith.

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