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Family Business Initiative at UNT connects students with the local community

The Department of Management at the University of North Texas College of Business is expanding the ways its Family Business Initiative is connecting UNT students to local businesses.

The UNT North Texas Family Business Initiative is building on an important partnership between the school and the community which has been on the rise in recent years. From large companies...

UNT music professor discusses high school football corridos in Rio Grande Valley


Throughout the week, Hugo de la Cruz, better known to his loyal fans as Mr. Nifu Nifa, can be found chatting on the radio airwaves at Tejano 102.1 FM, based out of McAllen.

The longtime locutor talks about a variety of subjects on his daily program "Mi Valle, Mi Voz." On that same station, he can also still be found under another banner.

"Todavía tengo el programa de 'Football Scoreboard,'" de la Cruz says proudly of his long-lasting hit series. As part of a generation that included previous iconic locutores like "Chuy" de Leon and Rogelio Botello Rios, de la Cruz is the last of his kind still standing...

UNT faculty member discusses ancient origins of Diwali, India's biggest holiday

Every year around October and November, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, or Deepavali—a festival of lights that stretches back more than 2,500 years. And in India, the five-day celebration marks the biggest holiday of the year.

Like many Hindu festivals, there isn't just one reason to celebrate the five-day holiday. Pankaj Jain, a professor of anthropology, philosophy, and religion at the University of North Texas, says that the ancient celebration is linked to...

How to check your credit score for free, in 2 minutes

Checking your credit score is easier than ever. But people still don’t do it enough. Why? We posed the following questions to a panel of personal finance experts – including UNT’s Paul Goebel – to find out as well as to get tips for saving money while staying on top of your score.

  • How much easier is it for people to check their credit scores now than it was 5-10 years ago?
  • Is there ever a reason to pay to check your credit score?
  • Which benefits a consumer more: daily credit score updates based on one bureau’s credit reports or weekly updates based on two bureaus’ reports?
  • What...

Jonathon Fite: Momentum investing reigns (for now)

Last month this column briefly referenced that today's tech boom companies, in comparison with traditional "value plays," are more expensive than they were during the peak of the dot-com boom. This is a pretty bold claim and warrants further discussion. 

Bank of America's investment management arm, Merrill Lynch, publishes a periodic review of U.S. growth stocks versus the universe of value stocks in the marketplace. 

Growth stocks tend to be characterized by companies with strong revenue growth, even if profits are thin or nonexistent. In today's market, investors have bid these companies up to nosebleed...

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