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Full Disclosure: The student debt crisis and tuition increases: how does it affect the JCU community?

This country is facing a dire crisis.   In 2008, many Americans were defaulting on their mortgages, the loans they took out in order to buy a home. The financial crisis that followed caused what many call the “Great Recession.” Today, we face a similar issue.   In 2014, people are defaulting on their student…

Full Disclosure 9/11/2014

  I’d like to start this column with a small request. My purpose is not to stir up controversy, but to inspire real and meaningful dialogue about an important issue that affects us as JCU students and the community at large.   Last Thursday, Sept. 4, Bloomberg News published a story about certain universities and…

Business Insider: Senate Democrats proposal to discourage tax inversions

  More and more U.S. companies are taking advantage of a tax strategy called a corporate inversion, more commonly known as a tax inversion. Under the U.S. Tax Code, a company may relocate its corporate headquarters on paper to a nation with a lower income tax rate, while maintaining operations in the United States.  …

Federal Reserve Stress Test failed by 5 major banks

  Early last Thursday, March 27, the Federal Reserve, the entity charged with setting U.S. monetary policy and with regulating some banking activities, announced the results of its 2013 stress tests. Of the 30 institutions that were examined, five banks did not pass. Most alarming among the names of banks failing the exam were Citigroup,…

Full disclosure

  Full disclosure: as my good friend Anthony Ahlegian said last week, we at The Carroll News interpret full disclosure as “transparent, unbiased, encompassing and relevant information.”   I agree wholeheartedly, but in my tenure as the editor of the Business and Finance section I’d like to take this idea to the next level.  …

U.S. sanctions affect Russian businesses

  A political crisis is growing in eastern Europe. Most recently, Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine, was officially accepted into the Russian Federation, after a widely contested referendum in which 95.5 percent of the Crimean people voted to secede from Ukraine. Both the United States and the member states of the European Union have…