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Bernie Sanders’ Free College Tuition Boondoggle

One of Bernie Sanders’ most popular campaign themes has been the promise of free tuition at public colleges and universities. With student debt …

China just posted more shocking trade data

Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images<p>Chinese trade data produced another horror show in February with steep declines registered in both imports and exports for the month.<p>From a year earlier exports fell by 25.4%, more than doubling expectations for a decline of 12.5%. Not only was it far steeper than the …

Exports

US weekly jobless claims total 278,000 vs 271,000 estimate

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a strengthening …

Labor Economics

An ancient craft is brewing up new jobs

On a cold February night in Stamford, Connecticut, the chill in the air is doing nothing to dampen patrons' thirst for Half Full Brewery's craft …

Beer
Stock Markets

Lions' Calvin Johnson makes 'difficult decision' to retire

Lions' Calvin Johnson through the years<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Like this topic? You may also like these photo …

Consumer choice has limited impact on health care spending: study

A new study throws cold water on the popular idea that consumers can save themselves and the nation loads of money if they become savvier health care shoppers.<p>The analysis by the Health Care Cost Institute focused on what consumers paid out of pocket, where comparison shopping can result in lower …

Health Care

Entrepreneurs put it all on the line in pitch events

If there's anyone who knows the ups and downs of pitch competitions where entrepreneurs vie for start-up cash, it’s Jess McClary.<p>Since launching …

Why women pay more than men for the same stuff

Razors. Perfume. Dry cleaning services. The list of things women pay more for goes on and on.<p>By now, you've probably heard about the "pink tax" -- the idea that the "female" versions of the same products and services cost more than the male versions.<p>A recent study by the New York City Department of …

New York City

Details of Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer's contract

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Because of deferred money, pitcher Max Scherzer's $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals has a …

Flint begins lead pipe removal

<i>Flint</i> — An initial effort to replace residential lead pipes in the city as part of a massive infrastructure project began Friday at a family home of …

Detroit

Incredible: Iron ore prices spike by a record 17%

Here's another sign the world isn't coming to an end.<p>Prices of iron ore, a key industrial metal seen as a proxy for demand in the global economy, spiked by a record 17% on Monday. Analysts said it's a reflection of confidence over China's appetite for raw materials following a closely-watched …

Stock Markets