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School of Business and Economics Unveils New Stock Ticker

 

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By Marcia Goodrich

September 30, 2008—

There will be a new way to watch the turbulent stock market on the Michigan Tech campus. A new stock market ticker will be unveiled in the Academic Office Building on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.

Dean Johnson, associate professor of finance in the School of Business and Economics, says the addition of the ticker is appropriate for a couple of reasons.

"Of course, it is great for our Applied Portfolio Management Program as they continue to compete nationally," he said. The APMP has won the national RISE investment competition in the value category for the last two years and three out of the past eight.

"It's also important in that it brings the market into the everyday lives of our students, especially during these troubled financial times," Johnson said.

The ticker will show Bloomberg TV, headline news stories, stock quotes, US stock indices, market statistics, foreign stock indices, commodities prices, interest rates, and even the weather and the names of APMP supporters.

The unveiling will occur during the meeting of the School of Business and Economics Advisory Board and will also feature members of the APMP, faculty, and staff.

The ticker will be located on the main floor of the Academic Office Building just inside the main entrance.

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