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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: Full Disclosure

      One of the few things that has remained constant over my time writing for The Carroll News is my understanding of what my column title, “Full Disclosure,” has represented. I originally titled my column in this fashion because I wanted it to be a source of transparent, unbiased, encompassing and relevant information.…

Full Disclosure: Full Disclosure: Burger ring, ring

  Burger King Worldwide Inc. recently announced that they are releasing an application that will allow customers to pay for their meals with their smartphones.  Upon first notice of this news, I became interested in just how competitive the fast food industry is. The recent strategic move by Burger King shows that they want to…

Full Disclosure: G-20 Summit Review

    This past weekend, finance ministers and central bank governors of the world’s biggest economies, known as the Group of 20 or G-20, met in Sydney, Australia to have an annual meeting regarding the discussion of topics significant to the global economy. I will review one of the key topics discussed during this meeting…

Full Disclosure: Cable changes

    Big news recently has been the announcement of the potential purchase of Time Warner Cable, the United States’ second-biggest cable company, by Comcast Company, the biggest cable company in the U.S. Since this news came out last week, many Americans have been speculating on what changes may occur to their cable services if…

Full Disclosure: Olympic impact

  The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games have brought a lot of attention to Russia, specifically Sochi, over the past week. I recently came across an article in the International Business Times that aimed to forecast and analyze the economic impacts of this year’s Winter Olympics on the surrounding area of Sochi, Russia. The article…

Full Disclosure: Pre-Grammying

This past week, lots of news surrounded the Grammys, specifically the Grammy nominees. This attention is great for the artists that are in the spotlight, as it encourages their popularity, exposure and record sales. However, managers and executives of record labels continue to seek ways to boost profits in an ever-changing market and industry.  …

Full Disclosure: Stake in scholarship

If you could invest in anything, what would it be? Would you be surprised if I mentioned you are already currently investing in one of the most important investments you will ever make? I believe there is much potential to benefit from my current largest investment, my education. American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and…

Full Disclosure: Crystal ball for closure

The theme of my column this week is this week’s hot news: the government shutdown. I have decided to give some “full disclosure” this week on my forecast for how the government shutdown will tie into business, specifically focusing on how corporate America, U.S. treasuries and the stock exchanges may be affected. I used insight…

Full Disclosure: Productivity is promising

There are several qualitative ways to evaluate our economic environment, whether we are focusing on our community, county, state, country or globe. Some of these key economic factors are unemployment percentages, consumer confidence measurements and the values of market indexes such as the S&P 500. I believe that our economic environment’s progress and growth can…

Full Disclosure: Managing money

This week, I would like to share with you and expand on some personal finance tips that I came across in an article written by Sue Armbrecht, Market President at MidWestOne Bank. With the implementation of these ideals in your daily lives towards your money, I believe you will be able to effectively and efficiently…

Full Disclosure: Qualities of quality

With the beginning of a new semester, there is plenty of uncertainty and opportunity. For all the freshmen readers who are now diving into your first issue of The Carroll News, I invite you to take on the beginning of your college tenure with loads of ambition and an open mind. There are numerous resources,…

Full Disclosure: Successful semester

The spring semester is finally coming to a close. The energy on campus is radiating of good spirits and celebration as summer days and nights are within an arm’s reach. All of the experiences and memories that were made this semester have had an impact on each of us in numerous ways. In the midst…

Full Disclosure: Networking is necessary

I come to you this week with a key piece of advice for you to take with you on your journey through college and in your career. Whichever career and lifestyle you may embark on, it will serve you well to consistently network, a technique used daily in the business setting. In the context that…

Full Disclosure: Economic perspective

When you read articles or news stories that relate to business and finance, whether in magazines, online or in newspapers, do you ever feel overwhelmed? With so many details being reported by our various news outlets, and a limitation on how much we know and have experienced in business and finance, reading articles about current…