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Obama's tough sell on early childhood spending

Part of the President's budget proposal focuses on an initiative expanding early childhood development programs.
Posted In: head start, budget

Taser is more than stun guns

Taser is diversifying into police equipment, including wearable cameras.
Posted In: taser, police, guns, technology

Chicago, Detroit get funding for next-gen manufacturing

President Obama announces two innovation institutes.
Posted In: car manufacturing

Winter brings sweet business to salt suppliers

This season's harsh winter has meant shortages of the salt used to clear roads.
Posted In: salt, roads

Bad news, bad weather

Can bad weather be blamed for bad news?
Posted In: weather, seasonal impacts, Unemployment, benefits, Jobs

Why student loans affect the housing market

The percentage of homes sold to new homeowners slipped. One reason: student loans.
Posted In: student loan debt, housing market

Report spotlights fees on college-sponsored student cards

Colleges can include surprising fees on prepaid and debit cards.
Posted In: Education, debit cards

Should the post office sell personal loans?

Providing basic financial services could bolster the post office's income
Posted In: post office, payday loans, lending

A tale of two jobs surveys

Economists say the optimism of the household survey should temper the gloom of low payroll reports.
Posted In: jobs report, payroll

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