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Money Mart: Obama proposes plan to increase minimum wage

In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama brought up plans to increase the minimum wage. This increase of $1.75, reported by Business Insider, may not sound like much, but the reality is it could have widespread effects for the rest of the economy. Business Insider proposed that this increase in…

Money Mart: The return of BlackBerry

If you were to poll students at John Carroll about which smartphones they own, it would largely be dominated by iPhones, Droids and Samsung products. Just a few years ago, BlackBerry dominated the smartphone game, and after being dominated in the marketshare for smartphones, has returned with a product that just might challenge the current…

Money Mart: Interview prep should last four years, not four days

No matter what your major is, finding that first job out of college is difficult. Add the stresses of taking classes, having an internship during the semester, or any other student activities to the job search and interview preparation, and all of a sudden you’ve been up all night with work. Throughout the interviews I…

Money Mart: Hurricane may damage portfolios as well as homes

As you walk to class wondering why you ever even got up in the first place, think of how the weather affects you on a macro level. Not only are you cold, wet and miserable, but oil prices are climbing due to this weather. In addition to the oil prices, the stock market is taking…

Money Mart: NHL Lockout: How to split the revenue

It may seem to many sports fans across the country that the owners and players can never agree on anything. Just in the past few years, the National Basketball Association, National Football League and, now, the National Hockey League have dealt with lockouts as well as revenue-sharing disagreements. The NFL and NBA had their widely…