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  • YOUR MONEY-Smart ways to save on college textbooks Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Aug 14- With the cost of college textbooks surpassing $1,000 a year for many students, soon-to-be sophomore Matt Schroeder came up with a smart way to trim costs. "My calculus book that usually costs $180, I got for the semester for $10 and a Chick-fil-A biscuit," says Schroeder, 19, who attends Covenant College in Georgia.

  • 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.

  • Aug 4- For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc said Chief Executive Kevin Modany has stepped down as chairman of its board and will resign from his post, effective Feb. 4. ITT said the potential buyer, College Portfolio Buyer LLC, dropped out after ITT refused to extend a due diligence period.

  • ITT shares plunge after property sale collapses Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Aug 4- ITT Educational Services Inc's shares fell more than 30 percent to their lowest in 14 years after the for-profit college operator said a deal to sell some of the properties fell through.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday announced it has tapped a University of Florida professor to serve as the agency's new chief economist.

  • July 4- Corinthian Colleges Inc said late on Thursday that it had reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Education to sell most of its 107 campuses and wind down others, underscoring some of the struggles facing for-profit colleges across the country. Last month the company said it was receiving $16 million in federal aid from the Department of Education.

  • 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?

  • June 23- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it would receive $16 million in federal aid from the U.S. Department of Education that would prevent the for-profit education provider from a cash shortfall.

  • June 23- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that would prevent the for-profit education provider from having a cash shortfall.

  • COLUMN-To get into college, play a game or two Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, June 23- For the first-time college hopeful in a family, who may have less help navigating the complex application process, would playing some games offer insights, help with school choices and boost their chances of completing a degree? Researchers and game developers at the University of Southern California hope so.

  • June 23- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that would prevent the for-profit education provider from having a cash shortfall.

  • 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.

  • *Department of Education raises financial oversight. June 19- For-profit education provider Corinthian Colleges Inc said Its ability to continue as a going concern was in jeopardy after the U.S. Department of Education extended the waiting period to draw down federal student aid funds.

  • *Gaim Monaco conference to be held next week. *Meeting is biggest hedge fund get-together in Europe. Boston- based Highfields Capital for instance, which manages billions for big universities and exclusive endowments, gently asks journalists not to call it a hedge fund, preferring asset management firm.

  • BOSTON, June 10- Harvard University's endowment chief, Jane Mendillo, who guided the school's $32.7 billion endowment through the financial crisis and following economic recovery, will leave at the end of 2014, the university said on Tuesday.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 9- Recent college graduates will soon face the first payment on their student loans, even as millions of families nationwide wonder how they'll settle the rising cost of college.

  • 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

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