Stephen Schwartz

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Feds push for strong for-profit college rule

If the Obama administration gets its way, for-profit colleges will soon face tighter, tougher regulations based on how much debt their graduates carry.<p>The Education Department proposed a new regulation Friday as a starting point for negotiations to rewrite a 2011 version thrown out in court last …

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Nokia's Stephen Elop bookies' favourite to become next Microsoft CEO

Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop is the hot favourite to take the top job at Microsoft, after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire last week.<p>Ladbrokes is offering 5/1 odds on Elop - who spent two years at Microsoft before joining Nokia - being chosen to replace Ballmer as CEO of …

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Kim Jong-un's ex-lover 'executed by firing squad'

Kim Jong-un's ex-girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad nine days ago, according to South Korean reports.<p>The reports in South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper indicate that Hyon, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was among those arrested on …

Sir Michael Stoker obituary

Sir Michael Stoker, who has died aged 95, was an outstanding cell biologist and a pioneer in the use of mammalian cells grown in the laboratory for the study of cancer. He also, in his characteristically unassuming way, had a major influence on the development of biomedical research in Britain …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retires: A firsthand account of the company’s employee-ranking system.

There were seven or eight of us managers in the conference room, all peers, as well as our own manager. The conference rooms all had large tables, …

Professors Union: It’s Bad Policy To Measure Whether Colleges Help Students

One of the largest college teacher unions in the country has taken a rather odd education policy stance: opposition to measuring whether colleges are helping their graduates. In response to President Obama’s push to tie federal college aid to labor-market outcomes, the American Association of …

Is Microsoft headed for a Dell-style shareholder showdown?

Nomura Securities analyst Rick Sherlund sure thinks something’s up in Redmond. Thursday morning, he upgraded Microsoft from Hold to Buy based on his …