Avoiding default on student loans

December 6, 2011 · 3 Comments 

Violating a student loan agreement could have severe financial consequences.

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Whole Foods remains strong during recession

November 8, 2011 · 1 Comment 

Though the economy has caused many U.S. companies to suffer, the grocery chain Whole Foods is in a peak era. Through the combination of its solid-established roots for high-quality, healthy food and exceptional customer service, Whole Foods has increased in its profitability.

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Gas Price Increases Affect the Economy

April 21, 2011 · Comments Off 

Gas price increases are affecting everyone, whether you own a car or not. Find out why your food may be costing more or why unemployment rates will most likely continue to rise. Also, see what Congress plans to do about it. Check here for the full video.

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SABEW’s 2011 Conference Comes to an End

April 10, 2011 · 2 Comments 

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Conference was held on SMU’s campus Thursday through Saturday. The Conference was a huge success, with many prominent business and journalism speakers. Check the Mustang’s business portal for stories, live blogs, videos, and a twitter feed (#SABEW) covering many of the weekend’s events.

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Blockbuster’s Bust

October 26, 2010 · Comments Off 

Blockbuster Inc. voluntarily filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 last week, meaning the company will attempt to restructure and is not required to make interest payments for the time being. Headquartered in Dallas, the company hit financial hardship when technology-savvy competitor Netflix and convenience-driven competitor Red Box entered the movie rental industry.

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VIDEO: Downtown Dallas Vacant Office Space Affects Business

September 27, 2010 · 1 Comment 

Mustang Interactive Editor Andy Garcia reports on the amount of vacant office space in Downtown Dallas and its detrimental effect on business.

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Tips on Building Your Own Brand, From The Expert

September 11, 2010 · 1 Comment 

Want to make the most of social networking online? Mike D. Merrill, president of the Social Media Club of Dallas has tips on how to build your personal brand on the social web. Check out a clip of him speaking at SMU Saturday.

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Hegi Career Center Honored for Efficiency

August 24, 2010 · Comments Off 

University Business magazine chose SMU’s Hegi Family Career and Development Center as an August 2010 Models of Efficiency honoree. The magazine recognized innovative efforts at college campus administrative offices.

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Losing Big at For-Profit Schools

May 22, 2010 · 2 Comments 

Some for-profit schools, like ITT Technical Institute, promise students hands-on training and unrealistic job offers upon graduation, but fail to mention the thousands of dollars of debt students will face- along with very slim prospects of a job.

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Students’ Credit Card Build-Up on the Rise

May 10, 2010 · Comments Off 

The average credit card debt for college students is rising steadily, aided by aggressive marketing tactics of credit card companies. Lawmakers have taken notice and passed a federal law, part of which intends to keep young people out of credit card debt.

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