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  • Gates to grads: 'You can do better than I did' Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Bill and Melinda Gates at Stanford's graduation ceremony, June 15, 2014

    Bill and Melinda Gates told Stanford graduates an optimistic belief in the power of innovation is needed to tackle the world's social problems.

  • Coffee drinkers take notice...  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Coffee prices are coming down and Starbuck's "Fizzio" drinks roll out across the Sun Belt, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Baristas with bachelors  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on Starbucks' offer to help employees obtain a bachelor's degree. But there's a catch...

  • Teaching girls to write code  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Zach Sims, Codeacademy, discusses his mission to increase the number of high school girls studying computer sciences in the U.S.

  • 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.

  • Starbucks clears path for tuition revolution Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    The Starbucks Corp. logo sits on cardboard coffee cups inside a Starbucks Corp. shop in London, U.K., on Monday, June 9, 2014.

    Starbucks just advanced the ball on tuition reimbursement. Is there a revolution brewing in Corporate America?

  • Get your 'nano degree' online  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    It is a very focused degree designed to get you a job, says Sebastian Thrun, Udacity CEO & co-founder, discussing his company's partnership with AT&T that offers students a way to close the skills gap.

  • Starbucks offers free college tuition  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Starbucks announced today it will offer free online college tuition to many of its employees, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Starbucks' new college initiative  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    Starbucks is offering a deal to juniors and seniors who work at least 20 hours a week at Starbucks will get full reimbursement for each semester or full-time coursework towards a bachelor's degree.

  • Starbucks offers shocking new perk for workers Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at a steeply discounted rate.

  • Super model Petra's Happy Hearts Fund  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Petra Nemcova

    "Happy Hearts Fund" is a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring opportunities to children after experiencing natural disasters. The fund's founder and chair Petra Nemcova, provides insight to its mission.

  • Refinance your student loans? Senate GOP says no Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates.

  • Grads welcome student loan relief—but want more Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a Q&A session at the White House on June 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

    Recent graduates cheered Obama's student loan relief and even took a dose of tough love in stride. Still, they say, more needs to be done.

  • Student loan problem an easy fix: Sen. Warren Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:21 PM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington.

    Congress needs to lower interest rates and colleges should be held accountable, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said.

  • Half of grads still use the Bank of Mom and Dad Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    Many families are still supporting college grads, even after jobs are secured and student loans paid off. How do you cut the financial cord?

  • Target soaring college costs, not loans: Think tank Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    President Barack Obama applauds a speaker after his introduction before signing a memorandum on reducing the burden of student loans on June 9, 2014 in the East Room of the White House.

    President Obama's expansion of the student loan program doesn't target the root cause of the problem, AEI's Andrew Kelly told CNBC.

  • Students look on as U.S. President Barack Obama signs a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the burden of student loan debt in the East Room on the White House in Washington, D.C

    Borrowers might find that newly expanded income-based student loan repayment won’t save them in the long run.

  • Relief coming for grads struggling to pay debt? Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    President Barack Obama will issue an executive action aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans.

  • Why older couples are skipping marriage Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    U.S. Census Bureau data shows adults older than 50 are among the fastest growing segment of unmarried couples.

  • How to keep the next Zuckerberg from dropping out Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2010

    Start-ups on campus? How universities can keep the next Mark Zuckerberg from dropping out.

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