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Electric Vehicles
Small Business

This chart of projected tuition costs will give anyone saving for college the chills

When personal finance site NerdWallet surveyed 1,200 expectant parents and parents of teenagers, it found that pretty much everyone is worried about saving for college.<p>They have good reason.<p>NerdWallet used data from the College Board to create this chart, which concludes that average college costs …

College & University
Fishing
Time Warner

Tickets for Mayweather-Pacquiao go on sale today, but good luck getting one

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>When Floyd Mayweather fights Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2, the winner will likely be christened the best boxer of his era. Not since Ali-Frazier in 1971 has a boxing match been weighted with such importance. Besides pitting the two best …

Boxing

A high US News ranking doesn't mean a college is actually good

College rankings measure prestige, success after graduation, and whatever else the group publishing them has decided matters in higher education. But a new study finds they're not great at measuring something that should matter a lot: how engaged students are in the classroom.<p>Researchers from …

Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club has a bunch of new services to woo business members

Sam’s Club is offering a new service to help its small business members gain access to loans of up to $350,000 — its latest effort to shore up …

Walmart
Vmware
Employment

Square has advanced $100 million to small businesses

For comparison, this time last year, Whole Foods Markets gave out more than $10 million through its Local Producer Loan Program for small food producers, with the overall commitment of loaning out $25 million.<p>The advances are disbursed through Square Capital, which opened for business to its …

Small Business

United to serve free beer, wine, hot meals in coach on long flights

United Airlineswill give coach class customers a little love this spring: It's bringing back free beer and wine, and serving three-course meals on its long-haul flights.<p>United will overhaul its food and beverage service for economy passengers on transatlantic and transpacific itineraries as well as …

Apple Watch

Kentucky Wildcats lose top seven scorers to NBA draft

The Kentucky Wildcats will lose their top seven scorers -- Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Andrew …

Why more small manufacturers are choosing to stay in Canada

For decades, just like his competitors, Moji Korhani manufactured his products overseas. Then in 2001, the co-owner of Montreal-based rug company Korhani Homes – a third generation family business that dates back to 1902 – decided to push against the tide and open a factory on domestic soil.<p>"We …

Manufacturing

Government spending: yes, it really can cut the U.S. deficit

Hypocrisy is not scarce in the world of politics. But the current House and Senate budget resolutions set new lows. Each proposes to cut about $5 …

Health Care
Jerry Brown

Stanford makes tuition free for families earning less than $125,000 per year

Stanford University is making it easier for some of its students to pay for college with a significant expansion of its financial aid …

McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers a raise

McDonald's plans to increase hourly wages by more than 10% for roughly 90,000 workers -- a move that follows in the footsteps of retail giants Walmart (WMT) and T.J. Maxx (TJX) and new state minimum wage laws across the country.<p>Effective July 1, starting wages at McDonald's (MCD) will be at least …

McDonald's
College & University

Study: Higher Income Inequality Correlates With Luxury Consumerism

It can be satisfying, if unnerving, to see one’s own personal experiences vindicated in serious research. In <i>Pacific Standard</i>, Tom Jacobs discusses …

Kentucky's New Heroin Law Marks A 'Culture Shift'

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, Kentucky lawmakers passed wide-ranging legislation to combat the state’s heroin epidemic. The bipartisan measure represents a significant policy shift away from more punitive measures toward a focus on treating addicts, not jailing them.<p>The state will now allow local …

Drug Addiction

Why It’s Time We Paid Employees to Exercise at Work

Companies that sweat together, stay together<p>Is your job killing you?<p>According to death statistics from 2011 compiled by the CDC, the top three …

American College of Sports Medicine

Improving Your Community Can Improve Your Business

When choosing a location for your startup, it can be tempting to go with a major hub like Silicon Valley.<p>And those hubs can definitely have their …

Cost of Organic Food - Consumer Reports

<b>Table 1</b><p><b>Amazon Fresh</b><p><b>Fresh Direct</b><p><b>Harris Teeter</b><p><b>Peapod</b><p><b>Apples (lb.)</b><p><b>Regular</b><p>$1.66<p>$1.66<p>$1.66<p>$1.66<p><b>Organic</b><p>$2.00<p>$2.66<p>$2.33<p>$2.00<p><b>%</b> …

Extreme Sports

Mapped: Where England’s best schools are pushing up house prices

Savills research uncovers the hidden housing cost parents are willing to accept in order to get their children into England's best schools<p><b>Tap here if you are viewing this article in a Telegraph app.</b><p>Many parents are willing to invest thousands of pounds in school fees, hoping to offer their children …

OU black frat president says racist SAE chant unfairly tars school

The black president of a white-majority fraternity at the University of Oklahoma said his school had been unfairly tarred as racist on the basis of a single video featuring a small number of people.<p>"The actions of the members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity have deeply saddened me and the …