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Unemployment and the Effects of the Minimum Wage

As is often the case with such emotionally charged issues, especially in an election year, the broader conversation about the minimum wage tends to involve more feeling than historical fact. To balance such a dynamic, we decided to turn to the data to see what it reveals.


Going Green: Which Football Teams Are Scoring the Most Points?

The average stadium has a peak energy use of 9 megawatts during games, enough to power 7,500 homes. So sustainable energy efforts are good not only for the environment, but also for relationships with the cities and fans who support them.

 The Greenest Yard

Big Nonprofit Spending: Where the Dollars Go

Accounting@Syracuse examined the budgets of some of the biggest and most well-known nonprofits to see where and how they spend their money. Here’s what we found out.

An International Residency in Dublin: Online MBA Student Q&A

In July, MBA@Syracuse students traveled to Dublin to learn about Ireland’s business culture, traditions, and consumers. We connected with Francisco Ventura, Jr., who joined the program in April 2015 and currently works in finance as an anti-money laundering compliance officer, to gain an inside perspective of the residency experience. ­­

Why We're Saving—Then vs. Now

Did you know people save more when they're saving toward a goal? Knowing why you’re saving—as well as the timeframe in which you need to do it—are key to making sure that you stay on track to achieve your savings goals.

The Coffee Trade: Fair, Direct or Transparent?

Coffee perks up many sleepy-headed Americans each morning, but too few are sufficiently roused to investigate the economic struggles of those who grow and harvest it. Some growers receive less than $1 for a pound of green (unroasted) coffee that may cost $20 a bag roasted and generate $150 at a coffee bar.