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How America's 2-Tiered Education System Is Perpetuating Inequality

And how online courses might only exacerbate the problem<p>In 2006, Amherst College made a decision that administrators at some other schools considered radical. The critics said it would dent the value of the school's degree, or force it to "lower its standards." The school's then-president pushed …

Master’s degree programs surge at nation’s colleges and universities

The nation’s colleges and universities are churning out master’s degrees in sharply rising numbers, responding to a surge in demand for advanced credentials from young professionals who want to stand out in the workforce and earn more money.<p>From 2000 to 2012, the annual production of master’s …

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24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

Oracle President Mark Hurd Joins Twitter, And He Already Has Almost As Many Tweets As Larry Ellison

Hurd hasn't tweeted yet.<p>As of Friday evening East Coast time, Hurd had 78 followers — most of them Oracle employees — and was following 67 other Twitter users.<p>Hurd played tennis at his alma mater Baylor University, and he's following the team on Twitter. But as of Friday, he wasn't yet following …

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American Air gets flyers to pack lighter by offering early boarding

If you’re traveling light, you’ll be able to board earlier on American Airlines.<p>The airline said Thursday that people carrying just a personal item …

America: Where the Poor Don't Get Holidays Off

Vacation inequality, it turns out, is an actual problem in the United States.<p>The funny thing about national holidays in the United States is that they're not really <i>national</i> holidays. Unlike the rest of the developed world, we don't guarantee every worker paid time off. Not for summer vacations. Not …

YELP: Trust Us, We're Not Screwing With Reviews

"Let me be clear: This claim is not -- and has never been -- true," wrote Vince Sollitto, vice president of corporate communications at Yelp.<p>Managing a business page on Yelp can be a blessing or a nightmare for business owners. A page full of five-star reviews can help drive business. But negative …

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New York - 10 big, booming cities - CNNMoney

The largest city in the United States is also one of the most densely packed, with more than 27,000 people per square mile. Between July 2011 and July 2012, the Big Apple added 67,000 new residents, the biggest gain of any city in the country, according to the Census Bureau.<p>The government bailout …

How to Avoid the Seven Sins of Customer Experience

Today’s business environment is one of heightened competition, and customer experiences are part of a complex matrix that determines customer …

Dear High School Graduate: Everything You've Been Told Is False

When I graduated from Omaha Creighton Prep High School back in 1977, my fellow grads and I entered a benign, forgiving, if U.S.-hegemonic, economic order where one could find paid work — albeit of a blue collar variety — just by completing high school. A world where even a C student was guaranteed …