SMU Budget at Work

May 2, 2011 · Comments Off 

Over the past five years, SMU’s allotted spending plan has increased 24.4% despite investment declines occurring from the financial crisis that hit the nation in 2008. See how SMU is spending its budget and hor students are being affected.

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The Economic Crisis Leads to Pet Abandonment

May 1, 2011 · 1 Comment 

From the start of the economic crisis, one household member has suffered more than any other: the family pet. See how animal sheters, animal cruelty, and euthanasia are being affected by the pet abandonment problem.

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Tight Budget? Ways to Save on Gas and Transportation

April 29, 2011 · Comments Off 

With the current economic downturn, its pays to find ways to save. Many SMU students are taking the DART, riding bikes, or walking to school. See how you can save on gas prices and transportation.

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An Uneven Economic Recovery in the Real Estate Market

April 28, 2011 · Comments Off 

Texas residents are concerned about the current real estate market, but the national sales of existing-homes rose this passed March and demonstrate an uneven economic recovery from July 2010. See how Texas and the rest of the country are affected by the real estate climate.

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The Apartment Hunt

April 27, 2011 · 1 Comment 

As summer approaches, many SMU students are securing a place to live when they return to school next fall. But with limited budgets and a wide array of options available throughout this metropolitan area, how are students making their selections?

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Financial Advantages, One of the Many Perks of Living On Campus

April 25, 2011 · Comments Off 

Living on campus at SMU seems to save students money, but it also provides many other benefits. Check out why it may be a smart idea to look into on-campus housing.

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Texas-based company, Fossil, Watches its Way to the Top

April 25, 2011 · Comments Off 

From 2009 to 2010, during the fourth quarter, Fossil has seen its net sales increase 32.8 percent, from $527.8 million to $701.1 million. See how else this Richardson, Texas company is growing.

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INTERVIEW RECAP: CEO of NYSE Euronext Sits Down with SMU Student

April 23, 2011 · Comments Off 

Duncan Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Euronext, sat down with the Daily Mustang for a brief question and answer session. See what the CEO had to say.

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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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SMU Student-Athletes: What Happens When Summer Comes

April 14, 2011 · Comments Off 

Many SMU athletes on scholarship receive a stipend every month throughout the school year to help meet financial needs. This “allowance” is very helpful while school is in session, but when summer comes, it’s a different story. See what these SMU athletes are doing to finance their summer activities.

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