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- European banking scare sends stocks lower NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds.Fears emerged overnight about the financial sta
How professors are using Facebook to teach
Technology is an established part of the lives of students. But university lecturers are becoming increasingly frustrated at how they must compete with tablets and laptops for students' attention in the lecture hall.
Are America's biggest alcohol brands targeting the country's underage youth?
Underage drinkers - those between the ages of 18 and 20, most specifically - are more heavily exposed to printed alcohol advertisements than any other age group, according to a new study. And it's America's biggest booze companies that could be to blame.
- Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide LONDON — They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.Rolls-Royce reported a startling rise in demand
- CRDC asks state to assist with Evergreen CLINTON — The Clinton Regional Development Corp. is simultaneously taking steps to try to reverse a decision by Evergreen Packaging to close its Clinton facility, and to help the soon-to-be dislocated workers connect with future employment opportunit
Auto recalls break single-year US record with six months to go
With six months left in 2014, automakers have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record.
- Science, math grads earn top dollar WASHINGTON, D.C. — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released today by the Educa
12 states now have plans for a minimum wage of $9 or more
Rhode Island last week joined 11 other states that plan to raise their minimum wage to at least $9 over the next several years.
- What's making U.S. economy a world-beater? WASHINGTON (AP) — How does the U.S. ecoHere are five reasons the United States is outpacing other major economies:AGGRESSIVE CENTRAL BANK“The Federal Reserve acted sooner and more aggressively than other central banks in keeping rates low,” says Bern
Higher airfare, crowded planes likely to linger after summer
Air travelers are paying more to fly in the U.S. this summer on crowded planes as carriers keep capacity tight, conditions passengers will have to get used to beyond the vacation period.
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