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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.

Veteran Friendly Businesses

Service members put their lives on the line for our country and our freedoms. While we appreciate everything they do for us every day, Memorial Day gives us a chance to remember their sacrifices and express our thanks. Businesses too have a unique opportunity to do something special for service members, and many of them do so year-round. Supporting our troops is not just the right thing to do; it’s good for business. 

Online Connections Come Together On Campus

In April, the MBA@Syracuse residency took place on campus in Syracuse, New York. We caught up with AJ Rodriguez, a current student in the Syracuse MBA program, to get an inside perspective on the residency experience.

Coupons: The Art of Stretching a Dollar

Coupons are an inexpensive way to attract new customers and reward existing ones. In fact, 85 percent of consumers look for coupons prior to visiting a retailer, and more than 72 percent actually use them. 

Golf to the Modern Executive

Golf has long been deemed the sport for business. A favorite pastime of the world's elite, today it remains the top-cited hobby among senior executives. In fact, a recent study found that CEOs who regularly play golf are paid 17 percent more on average than those who do not.

The Cost of a Bad Credit Score

Your credit score impacts milestone purchases. When the time comes to go back to school or buy that dream home, you don’t want your credit score standing in your way. In case you’re not convinced yet, we’ve calculated some of the expected costs and consequences of a bad credit score over a lifetime.