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    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month

    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month
    JUNE 2011 — Unemployment for the month of May remains at 8.7%— the same as April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy did gain jobs in May —54,000 —but that’s down from a 232,000 gain in April. Meanwhile, the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again remaining above the 400,000 mark for the ninth ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?
    Several grass-roots groups were established on Facebook in early 2009 calling for the cancellation of all student loan debt under the theory that this will stimulate the economy. Most noteworthy is the group Cancel Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy (see also www.forgivestudentloandebt.com) founded by Robert Applebaum, a New York attorney. This group has grown to have more than 220,000 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning

    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning
    Aug. 24--Families have always agonized over how to save money for their children to attend college, but these days planning can be even more difficult. Colleges and universities have been raising fees sharply and often, making it particularly difficult for families to plan. The phenomenon also has widened the gap between low-income families who can secure enough student aid to pay ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans

    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Economic reality and money problems may be cooling the enthusiasm of U.S. college students to study abroad, just two years after students' interest in foreign study was at an all-time high. Four times as many students went abroad in the 2007-2008 academic year as 20 years ago, according to a survey of 985 schools released this week by ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach

    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach
    Study: Some student aid out of reach More than 20 percent of community college students in Virginia do not have access to federal loans, according to a national study. [widget:finance_quiz] The report by the Project on Student Debt found that one in 10 community college students in the United States are barred from financing their education with federal loans, considered the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads

    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads
    New public, private and college-based programs are targeting a grim and growing market: unemployed college graduates who can't afford to repay their student loans. This week, BridgeSpan Financial, a start-up based in Washington, D.C., introduced SafeStart, a product designed to protect borrowers from the risk of defaulting on their loans. For an upfront payment of $40 to $60 per $1,000 of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs

    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a bill in Congress would help him send millions more Americans to college. But the measure may fall short of Obama's goal. The bill would boost Pell Grants for needy students. But it does nothing to curb college costs, which rise much faster than Pell Grants do. And it spends precious federal dollars on things ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman

    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman
    Aug. 31--OLYMPIA -- For Maureen Lutz and her daughter, Lauren, 18, hard work paid off in an acceptance letter from the University of Washington in May. However, this month the Lutzes had to make a difficult decision -- Lauren had to withdraw from the University of Washington because the Olympia family couldn't afford $9,000 for the residence halls. Maureen Lutz said ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Unemployment Rises in June

    Unemployment Rises in June
    JULY 8, 2011 -- The Nation’s Unemployment rate rose to 9.2% last month – up from its two year low of 8.8% in March. The bad news is adding to spreading fears that the recession is headed for a “double dip”, where things could get worse again before they get better. In June, employers added almost no new jobs. Only 18,000 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -9