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Thomas More Smith

Thomas More Smith

I am an economist and finance professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. I specialize in the economics and finance of sports, entertainment, education, franchise businesses, wages and productivity, labor and macroeconomic trends. I teach across all programs at Goizueta -- BBA, MBA, EvMBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education and even offer a finance course for non-business students.

What the new overtime rules mean for you and your boss

Jun 01, 2016 02:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Business

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor outlined changes to the existing overtime exemptions. As you are probably aware, some employees are exempt from being paid overtime, meaning their employers dont have to pay...

How white are the Oscars and does it matter?

Jan 22, 2016 01:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win an Academy award for best actor in a leading role for Lilies of the Field. It took another 38 years for another African American, Denzel Washington, to...

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Economy

China’s February PMI to test historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to reach an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

EM Asian currencies likely to advance somewhat temporarily versus dollar due to dropped DXY Index, says Scotiabank

EM Asian currencies are likely to advance somewhat temporarily versus the dollar because of a dropped DXY Index, but will pare their gains soon amid escalating global risk aversion as the US is set to become the next...

China’s manufacturing PMI for February likely to hit historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to hit an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

Politics

Melania Trump humiliated: First lady’s anti-bullying campaign branded ‘brainless’

Melania Trumps anti-bullying campaign has been branded as brainless all because of her husband, Donald Trump. In 2018, the FLOTUS formally launched her Be Best initiative, which is focused on advocating against...

Donald Trump health rumors: POTUS’s pupils seem dilated again, sparks speculations he was high

Donald Trumps pupils appeared to be dilated again while he was discussing Coronavirus. And according to experts and netizens, this is one indication that the POTUS is unwell. On Twitter, some netizens shared close-up...

Ivanka Trump photo fail: Donald Trump’s daughter tries to channel Princess Diana’s Taj Mahal picture but fails miserably

Ivanka Trump traveled to India earlier this week with her husband, Jared Kushner, her dad, Donald Trump, and stepmom, Melania Trump. While there, the POTUSs favorite daughter posed in front of the Taj Mahal. Ivankas...

CIA suddenly briefs the Gang of Eight, possibly about Donald Trump's relations?

It was only several days ago where President Donald Trump lashed out at the Intelligence community and everyone else that he could think of during a press conference while in New Delhi. What also transpired over those days...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS's wealth may be investigated by Scotland officials

President Donald Trump has always tried to evade investigations into his finances, despite constantly boasting about how much money he has and corrects anyone who would only refer to him as a millionaire. However,...

Science

Scientists discover a potentially new state of matter

There is still so much to learn regarding creation or how things come to be. Recently, a group of researchers stumbled upon what could potentially be a new state of matter by accident. Express reports that a group of...

Scientists predict that Earth could be 'kicked out' of Solar System by a wandering star

There have been many theories regarding the supposed end of the world. A group of scientists recently predicted that the end of the world could be caused by the planet leaving its orbit. Researchers from Sharif...

Asteroids: NASA sheds more light on asteroid Vesta 4

The most popularly known thought about asteroids is that these space rocks can crash into the planet or that these were responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Recently, experts from NASA shed more light on one of...

Asteroid: Space rock Earthbound in a span of 12 hours

Hundreds of asteroids may have flown by Earth in a span of almost two months in 2020, but NASAs asteroid trackers notice one more may be coming this way. The agency spotted an Earthbound space rock that is set to approach...

Technology

Apple might release an over-ear AirPods alongside iPhone SE 2 in March

AirPods ended up being one of the top-selling products for Apple, especially after the AirPods Pro was launched last fall. It is then not surprising that the tech giant wants to keep the momentum going by adding a new...

iPhone 12 could run with GBs/sec wireless speed through the 802.11ay WiFi tech

If recent reports are to be believed, it appears that Apples plan is to make the iPhone 12 devices, some kind of an internet speed powerhouse. The upcoming iPhone series is now rumored to support gigabits-per-second WiFi...

iPhone SE 2 might be announced simply as ‘iPhone’

There have been countless reports about the smartphone that Apple would be launching next. It is, however, not the follow-up to 2019s iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series. But it is rumored to be the tech giants next entry-level...

Tesla Model Y delivery as early as March 15 is confirmed

Fans of electric vehicles who have ordered a Tesla Model Y will have something great to look forward to in March. Several customers shared online that they have finally received email confirmations from Tesla for the...
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