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Besides direct financial aid that the U.S. provides Egypt, the U.S. military also helps educate Egyptian military officers. On the other hand, the Egyptian military spends a lot of the money it gets from the U.S. on military contracts with American firms, such as General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin. Also, social networking site LinkedIn lowered its sign up age to 14 and will start trying to work with college students and high-schoolers to start networking. And most importantly: Isn’t LinkedIn for parents?

My first job: Census worker in New York

Writer and filmmaker dream hampton on the job that honed her interviewing skills.
Posted In: My First Job, census

Parents pick up more of the tab for public schools

Back-to-school shopping isn’t quite what it used to be. Public schools struggling under more budget cuts are making requests that go far beyond what you can fit into a backpack.
Posted In: back-to-school

Whatever happened to a good old fashioned bank robbery?

Bank robberies are definitely one of the most cinematic crimes around... but, do they pay?
Posted In: bank robbery, Crime

LinkedIn endorses your kids

Social networking site LinkedIn lowered its sign up age to 14 and will start trying to work with college students and high-schoolers.
Posted In: social networking, Facebook, Twitter

Breaking up with Time Warner Cable is hard to do

Customers fed up with Time Warner’s blackout of CBS programming have one final hurdle if they want to leave the cable provider.
Posted In: CBS, Time Warner Cable

A few good men? U.S. aid trained and equipped Egypt's military

Besides direct financial aid that the U.S. provides Egypt, the U.S. military also helps educate Egyptian military officers.
Posted In: Egypt, military, officer training, foreign aid

Dungeons and Dragons: Niche game, big business

The cult classic game, Dungeons and Dragons, has come a long way since its birth in the 1970s. Can it find a model for the future?
Posted In: games, Dungeons and Dragons

Quiz: Which famous economist are you most similar to?

Answer a mere 105 questions to find out.
Posted In: economists

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Covered In Grace
French Wives
Lace (Nicolay Remix Instrumental)
Yan Saquet
Big Pimpin' (Album Version) [feat. UGK] [Explicit]
Jay-Z
Ritual Union
Little Dragon
Anything New
Bibio