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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:09pm

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:08pm

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose - and a new path - on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:41am

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:39am

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

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Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:36am

The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly's origin story.

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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:06pm

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:58pm

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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Wi-Fi Everywhere May Let You Roam Free From Your Mobile Carrier

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

To get the most out of your smartphone, do you really need a cellphone plan? That's the question a Wall Street Journal reporter tried to answer recently by relying only on Wi-Fi networks for a month.

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Increase In Subprime Car Loans Could Lead To Trouble

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

When it comes to buying cars, there has been a growth in lending to people with sub-prime credit. Lenders are also extending loan terms. But both could be signs of danger.

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Wi-Fi Everywhere May Let You Roam Free From Your Mobile Carrier

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ryan Knutson of the Wall Street Journal about ditching his phone data plan and going Wi-Fi only for 30 days.

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Tinder's Premium Dating App Will Cost You More If You're Older

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:18pm

Tinder launches a new version with added features, including the ability to have another look at a potential match you swiped away. But there's a catch: Your age will determine how much you pay.

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Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:55pm

Shelling out dough at the grocery store can often feel painful. But Americans on average actually spend far less on food relative to their income than they did 50 years ago.

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A New Front In The Ukrainian Conflict: Russian Gas Imports

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:34pm

Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supplies in the past and is threatening to do it again. The latest payment dispute comes at a sensitive moment in the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:15pm

A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.

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Nasdaq Index Hits 5,000 For First Time Since 2000

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:34am

The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn't seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, crossing the 5,000 mark in early trading Monday.

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Architect Turns Old Cleveland Bank Into Heinen's Supermarket

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

In 1908, the Cleveland Trust Bank opened in the city's financial district. Inside, a stained glass dome looms above the main floor. The challenge: turn the landmark building into a grocery story.

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Orlando Considers Hiring Private Airport Screeners

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

About two dozen airports have stopped using screeners from the Transportation Security Administration. Airport executives say the screening will be better, cheaper and faster.

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:05am

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:58am

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

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Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through Adopt A Cow

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 4:56am

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.

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