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Student Loan Borrowers' Costs To Jump As Education Department Reaps Huge Profit
The U.S. Department of Education is forecast to generate $127 billion in profit over the next decade from lending to college students and their families, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, students and their families are forecast to pay more to bor

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The chemist F. Sherwood Rowland is one of the few people in history about whom it can accurately be said: he helped save the world. In 1972, Rowland, a chemist at the University of California-Irvine, attended a talk on the compounds known as chlorofluorocarbons. At the time, these were being used as

What Happened to Fast-Food Workers When San Jose Raised the Minimum Wage?
A 25% minimum-wage increase in San Jose, Calif., didn't cause the region’s fast-food franchises to stop hiring. But it might have caused some heartburn. A 2012 ballot initiative, started by San Jose State University students, resulted in a $2 increase to the city’s minimum wag

This 32-Year-Old Florida Woman Is Dead Because Her State Refused To Expand Medicaid
Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three, collapsed and died on a stranger's floor at the end of March. She was at an appointment to try to sell a vacuum cleaner, one of the three part-time jobs that she worked to try to make ends meet for her family. Her death was a result of a documented

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