DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.-- The chairman of DeVry Inc., Harold Shapiro, will retire in November, at a time when the education company is struggling with shrinking U.S. enrollments. Shapiro, a former president of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, has been DeVry's chairman since 2008 and on its board since 2001..» Read More
Ready for a good scare? The national debt clock is now online, and it's brought 38 of its evil statistical friends with it to freak you out.
The rising stature of statisticians, who can earn $125,000 at top companies in their first year after getting a doctorate, is a byproduct of the recent explosion of digital data. In field after field, computing and the Web are creating new realms of data to explore — sensor signals, surveillance tapes, social network chatter, public records and more.
You don't have to wait for the Labor Department report on employment. If you want to know the state of the job market, look no further than Trina Thompson. A recent IT grad, Thompson is suing her college because she hasn't found a job yet.
According to recently released reports from the College Board, most students and their families can expect to pay, on average, from $108 to $1,398 more than what they paid in 2008 for this year's tuition and fees, depending on the type of college. And with inflation rates continuing to increase, these costs will likely double and even triple in the years to come. Although these costs are quite daunting, there are ways that parents and kids can prepare themselves for the sticker shock of attending college.
Iowa, Massachusetts and Nebraska can all make a good case for being the most-improved state in our 2009 rankings.
Nine out of the top ten states in the economy category of CNBC's Top States For Business are west of the Mississippi River and that’s largely because their unemployment rates are significantly below the national average in May of 9.5 percent.
If there’s one state that personifies the nations financial and economic problems, it’s probably California, which is something of a nation state. Though California did not suffer a precipitous decline in the 2009 rankings of our Top States For Business, it is now solidly in the bottom half
Those who may have wondered how New Jersey managed to make it to the top in 2008 can rest on their skepticism, because New Hampshire has toppled the Garden State this year.
In calculating this year’s weightings, we found some significant changes in how states pitch themselves as an attractive prospective home to business, which probably reflects stark changes, so we've adjusted our ranking formula, as well.
In our third annual look at the states that put it all together for business, Virginia is back in the No.1 spot, while last year's winner Texas falls to second.
We'll be revealing those at the top of the rankings, culminating with the 2009 winner. Tune in to find out which state is No. 1 at around 2:30 p.m. ET on "Street Signs ."
In ranking the states, we scored all 50 on more than 40 measures of competitiveness, which were then separated into ten broad categories, such as cost of doing business, workforce and quality of life.
From unemployment to taxes, economic conditions will play a big role in the rankings of CNBC’s third annual America’s Top States For Business study due out Thursday, July 23.
Until last fall we were a nation that shopped until we dropped. Will back-to-school shopping season be a catalyst to get shoppers off the sidelines? An annual survey released today by Deloitte suggests the answer is yes.
What’s the tipping point for student loans? When they go from being an investment in your future to an anchor dragging you down? When does it make sense to go into a certain amount of debt—debt that you cannot get rid of EVER, even in bankruptcy—and when does a lot of student loan debt become too much?
So avoid these two stocks for now. Plus, get calls on the transports, school-loan firms and more.
With their endowments ravaged by the financial markets and more students clamoring for assistance, private colleges like Reed are making numerous changes this year in staff, students, tuition and classes that they hope will tide them over without harming their reputations or their educational goals.
Find out why insiders at this school-loan company are buying tens of thousands of shares at a time.
So what kind of teachers could a school get if it paid them $125,000 a year?
Which careers are better for people who care about family and loved ones as much or more than their precious careers?