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  • COLUMN-No need for irrational fears of student loans Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 2- The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt- so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The vast majority of people aged 16-19 recognize the importance of a college degree, but most say they either want to avoid...

  • The country with most computer literate kids is... Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    A new test measures whether kids know the ins and outs of a computer. Thousands of Canadian kids took the test and they excelled.

  • Nov 18- The estimated average cost of developing an approved new drug has more than doubled to more than $2.5 billion from a 2003 estimate by Tufts University, but critics questioned the figure and noted the school's strong financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, located in Boston, in 2003 estimated the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- Many parents will not learn how much they must pay for their children's college education until financial aid packages arrive this spring. By then it may be too late to get a better deal. Run the numbers every year, starting when your kids are in middle school, said Troy Onink, chief executive officer of college planning service Stratagee.com.

  • Oct 30- The U.S. Department of Education will introduce new regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. "They dropped the cohort default so people say it's less bad than it was three months ago," Steve Gunderson, chief executive of the Association of Private Sector...

  • Oct 30- The U.S. Department of Education will introduce stricter regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. For-profit institutions, including Apollo Education Group Inc, Corinthian Colleges Inc and DeVry Education Group Inc, have been struggling to attract new...

  • COLUMN-Excuse-free guide to student loan repayment Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 27- The six-month grace period for many student loans is about to expire for new college graduates. If the past is any guide, many people will miss their first payment and some will end up defaulting on their loans- even though there's usually no good reason for that to happen. The typical borrower with student loan debt has four loans, according to a...

  • Oct 17- ITT Educational Services Inc said it signed up more students than it forecast in the quarter ended June 30, more than doubling its market value and offering some relief to the U.S. for-profit education sector. The data, the first from ITT since May, drove up shares of other for-profit colleges including Corinthian Colleges Inc, which also nearly doubled.

  • COLUMN-College is now a buyer's market Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 6- Colleges are increasingly worried about getting enough enrollments, and students can use the situation to their advantage. The increasing competition for students has created a buyer's market at most schools, said college consultant Lynn O'Shaughnessy, author of the book "The College Solution." The colleges struggling the most are what...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- A federal judge ruled in favor of for-profit colleges and universities on Thursday, overturning a U.S. Department of Education rule that limits how the schools recruit students. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the largest membership organization of for-profit colleges, sued the Department of Education in...

  • The for-profit college industry, which includes schools such as the University of Phoenix, run by the Apollo Education Group Inc, has come under scrutiny from the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress for the amount of debt accrued by its students, the majority of whom receive financial aid from the federal government. The Association of Private...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Women venture-capital partners are becoming scarcer even as more women entrepreneurs are winning venture cash, according to a report from Babson College.

  • BOSTON, Sept 24- Harvard University on Wednesday named an insider, Stephen Blyth, to run its $36.4 billion endowment, the world's largest. The financial services industry veteran holds a statistics PhD from Harvard, and has taught the subject there.

  • Harvard names Stephen Blyth to oversee $36 bln endowment Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 24- Harvard University said on Wednesday that Stephen Blyth will become president and chief executive of the unit that runs its $36 billion endowment.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 19- The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal.

  • Sept 19- For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc disclosed on Friday that it may face civil charges by the U.S. securities regulator following investigations related to two private education loan programs for its students.

  • Sept 19- For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc disclosed on Friday that it may face civil charges by the U.S. securities regulator following investigations related to two private education loan programs for its students.

  • Sept 16- For-profit education companies Education Management Corp and Corinthian Colleges Inc said they would not be able to file their annual reports on time.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. consumer finance watchdog on Tuesday sued Corinthian Colleges for alleged predatory lending, saying that the for-profit institute lured students into taking out private student loans by touting "bogus" job prospects and using illegal debt-collection methods.

  • Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    Google, the world's largest Internet company by market value, is in the early days of its next big bet: education.