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Texas college pay plan soon to run dry

Nov 27, 2009
Texas created a pre-paid college investment plan called the Texas Tomorrow Fund to help families across the state with the rising costs of college tuition. But the fund is soon expected to run out of money. David Martin Davies reports.
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Auditor general looks to ban swaps

Nov 19, 2009
Interest-rate swaps are supposed to provide a hedge against big changes in interest rates. But as they've gone sour, regulators are taking a closer look at these exotic products. Joel Rose reports.
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Learn about money at home

Nov 6, 2009
David Dominguez, a high school senior, says that while kids shouldn't skip out on the "Life Skills" courses at school, learning about money really should start at home.
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New GI Bill victim of its own popularity

Nov 6, 2009
A new GI Bill took effect this summer. In commemoration of Veterans Day this coming week, Tess Vigeland takes a look at the new bill, the thousands of people who are affected by it, and the backlog it has created.
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Talking money back at her old school

Nov 6, 2009
Tess Vigeland pays a visit to her old high school just outside Portland, Ore., to learn how teachers are now instructing students about money, and why more schools don't provide financial education.
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Examining U of Phoenix recruitment

Nov 4, 2009
The University of Phoenix is fighting a lawsuit claiming it ripped taxpayers off by billions of dollars. Marketplace's Amy Scott and Sharona Coutts of ProPublica get info from a former Phoenix recruiter in the last of a two-part series.
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Allegations against U of Phoenix persist

Nov 3, 2009
For-profit schools such as the University of Phoenix get most of their revenue from federal student aid. They also face accusations of building enrollments through high-pressure tactics that leave students in deep debt. Amy Scott reports.
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Survey: College grads unprofessional

Oct 23, 2009
A new survey says prospective employers think recent college graduates are disrespectful and don't have a good work ethic. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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Gov't may be chief student-loan source

Oct 14, 2009
L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about legislation in Congress that would push out private lenders from the student-aid business and make the Education Department the dominant source of student loans.
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A boost for remedial-education program

Oct 14, 2009
A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will expand a model program in Washington State that promotes remedial education to help students get community college degrees. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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