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  • FTC probes Univ. of Phoenix over business practices Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    A student walks to the main building of the University of Phoenix, part of Apollo Group Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona.

    The University of Phoenix, a popular online college, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices.

  • FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday. Since 2009, when the GI Bill expanded student aid benefits for veterans, the University of...

  • The news comes a year after the Iowa Board of Regents and Deloitte Consulting LLP said the universities could save $16 million to $40 million over the next two years by negotiating joint contracts for goods and services with lower prices. Mark Braun, a University of Iowa administrator leading the effort to find efficiencies at the three schools, conceded...

  • BOSTON— Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel. The potential to help activists and scholars, Tufts professor Peter Levine says, outweighs the risks posed by an unstable country.

  • Judge rules Alzheimer's project belongs to UC San Diego Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the University of California, San Diego— handing the school a major victory in its lawsuit against the University of Southern California. Paul Aisen and other employees defected to USC last month. The lawsuit alleges USC, Aisen and other defendants conspired to...

  • NEW YORK— Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18- year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down. Some 2,000 people with disabilities— elated...

  • A total of 94 percent of plan sponsors use consultants, according to data from Pensions and Investments Magazine. Howard Jones of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and Jose Vicente Martinez of the University of Connecticut delved into the data to try to determine why. Their new paper looked at 13 years of data from Greenwich Associates covering...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— An AC Devco board member says the developer is courting Stockton University and South Jersey Gas to anchor the Gateway redevelopment project at the site of the old Atlantic City High School. The Press of Atlantic City reports the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved the redevelopment plan Monday. He says plans for South...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. charter schools are defaulting on bonds at a rate of 3.3 percent, a level higher than that recorded three years ago but still not one which should concern investors, according to the co-publisher of a report made available on Tuesday. Of the $10.4 billion issued by charter schools, $346.9 million, or 3.3 percent, has defaulted, according to the...

  • Point Park University drops challenge of faculty union Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Officials at Point Park University in Pittsburgh have dropped their legal challenge over whether faculty members can unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. University faculty voted in favor of joining the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh/Communications Workers of America in June 2004, but the school refused to bargain with the new...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The International Monetary Fund on Monday named as its new chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, an academic and White House economic adviser known for his work on money flows and international finance. Obstfeld, currently on leave from the University of California, Berkeley to serve on President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- President Barack Obama has chosen Kathryn Dominguez, an economist at the University of Michigan, to join the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the White House said on Monday. Dominguez, who is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, has a background in foreign exchange rates, emerging markets, and...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 19- A new study by student lender Sallie Mae found the average amount spent on college education in the United States jumped for the first time in five years, thanks to greater outlays from high-income families and parental readiness to spend more. Families spent an average of $24,164 for the 2014-15 academic year, a 16 percent increase from the...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley revealed last week that he and his wife borrowed $339,200 to put their two eldest children through college, the latest of many scary anecdotes about massive student loans. "It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from higher education," said Justin...

  • FAQ: Oil analysts and experts on Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 1:10 PM ET

    *Iran deal could come in next 48 hours. LONDON, July 7- Iran, the United States and five other major powers are trying to reach an agreement to restrain the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. Richard Nephew, Program Director at the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, in New York, said he thought...

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. ATHENS, July 6- Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece's new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University,...

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University, speaks Greek with a British accent and rarely appears in public, let alone wearing the torso-hugging T-shirts Varoufakis favors. Like Varoufakis, Tsakalotos has often decried Europe for big...

  • Support for Singapore's silver generation Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    Singapore's Council for Third Age aims to make sure the country's silver set can stay active in their golden years, offering a range of activities.

  • Acing the startup world with Singapore math Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 6:58 PM ET

    Singapore education startup KungFu Math is banking on the country's reputation for mathematical excellence as it expands abroad.

  • States want to do good: Here's how Wall St. is helping Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to reporters in Pittsburgh.

    Pennsylvania is proposing to be the next government to use social impact bonds, a financial tool that has support and criticism.