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Private school not a leg-up for poor

Oct 10, 2007
Inner-city youth advocates have said low-income students do better in private school in order to get vouchers. But a new study out today says that's actually not true. John Dimsdale reports.
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Learning money one panel at a time

Oct 2, 2007
Young people aren't famous for being wise about money. But the Federal Reserve of New York is trying to get them money smart early on with a series of educational comics covering a wide scope of financial topics. Jaime Bedrin has the story.
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Doing the math of college tuition costs

Sep 27, 2007
The federal government will pump another $20 billion into student aid, in part by cutting subsidies to lenders. Commentator Kim Clark says more money for college students is all well and good -- but we ought to check the math on how we factor those costs in the first place.
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Investing like Yale: Don't try at home

Sep 27, 2007
Yale and Harvard have a lot of money to invest, and thanks to some smart decisions and investors they are likely to be well-funded for a very long time. But individuals really don't have the luxury of time these institutions have -- basically, to infinity. Steve Tripoli reports.
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A financial lesson from Yale

Sep 27, 2007
The turbulent economy has nothing on Yale. This past fiscal year, the institution's endowment grew 28 percent. Jeremy Hobson has more.
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Investors out, students in

Sep 27, 2007
Investors want out of the $25 billion deal with Sallie Mae. So the money is going to be redirected -- to the students. Marketplace's Renita Jablonski has details.
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Soda companies still sweet on schools

Sep 17, 2007
A report out today shows that soda sales in U.S. public schools are falling. But as Steve Henn reports, a majority of the beverages being sold are still full of sugar.
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Please come to our rural college

Sep 13, 2007
The number of college-aged students in rural areas is dwindling and the local universities are struggling to stay open. Ethan Lindsey explores what some colleges are doing to stay afloat.
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Student loan rates cut in half?

Sep 8, 2007
Congress is set to pass legislation that would increase student Pell grants and cut loan rates by about half, and President Bush says he'll sign it. Just about everyone's in favor, everyone except lenders. Jeremy Hobson explains.
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Why don't you write us?

Sep 7, 2007
Every month, we go over listener comments about the show. This month, Tess Vigeland gets responses on an old debt, the expertise of members in our investment club series and an engineering versus a liberal arts education.
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