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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 29- Female chief financial officers at U.S. corporations are less likely to adopt high-risk tax-avoidance strategies than their male counterparts, according to a study by an accounting group. The analysis was done by four accounting professors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Fordham University. Tax aggressiveness was gauged by the...

  • COLUMN-Last-minute moves to boost financial aid Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 22- Financial aid filing season starts right after the New Year's holiday and if you hope to get financial aid to pay for college next year, there is still some time left to maximize what you can get. A lot of college financial aid is first come, first served, so you want to turn in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible after the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- Soaring college costs and stagnant incomes mean many families will not be able to save enough to pay for a typical undergraduate education. The good news is that most people will pay significantly less than the sticker prices published by colleges, which currently average just under $20,000 a year for public four-year university courses,...

  • Dec 10- The Financial Times and Madrid's IE Business School launched a joint venture on Wednesday aimed at corporate executives looking to expand their education. Several business schools across the world including the Yale School of Management and Antai Business School in China are taking part in the corporate learning program. The FT, which is owned by...

  • 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
    Multi-ethnic children typing on laptop computers

    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...

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

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

  • Ivy League equals top pay? Think again: Report Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    MIT Station Center by architect Frank Gehry.

    Ivy League degrees may be prestigious, but a new analysis suggests they may not get you the best starting salary. The Washington Post reports.

  • Big money is pouring into high-tech tutoring Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Educational Support Specialists provide online university level tutoring in Mountain View, California.

    The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology.

  • How I left Wall Street and launched a start-up Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Former trader Sam Polk talks about how he successfully broke up with Wall Street and launched a start up — and that epic job interview with Michael Milken.

  • America's best college for your money is... Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Tomasso Hall, Babson College

    Money Magazine’s surprising college rankings has Babson College ahead of Harvard and other notable Ivy League schools.

  • Tapping the talents of disabled workers Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:24 AM ET
    A flier announcing job openings sits on a table during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

    Some disabled workers are becoming increasingly valuable to employers looking for mathematical, scientific and mechanical skills.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • Starbucks won't chip in on employee scholarships Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Starbucks unveiled an employee scholarship partnership with Arizona State, but the company won't be contributing as much as it implied.

  • The trouble with Zuckerberg's $100M gift: Pros Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker visit EDUCATION NATION, an educational summit on Rockefeller Plaza.

    Despite Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark, critics say the city has not turned into a "symbol of educational excellence."

  • Best and worst US states for 'Taxpayer ROI' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Wyoming's Teton Mountains

    Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."