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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:27 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Apple poised to unveil iPhone 6 and likely a smartwatch EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions Stocks fall moderately in early trading; Investors wait for Apple's product announcement With polls tight on Scottish independence, rest of UK worries about risks of breakaway College savings on the rise, but $20 K average for each 529 plan isn't enough to get a degree McDonald's key sales figure falls in August, driven down by food-safety scandal in China Home Depot: Data breach at US and Canada stores, no evidence debit card PINs were affected Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal Furniture giant Ikea sees sales rise globally, with China its fastest growing market Burlington Stores 2nd- quarter results top analysts' estimates; raises fiscal 2014 outlook

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:25 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Apple poised to unveil iPhone 6 and likely a smartwatch EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions Stocks fall moderately in early trading; Investors wait for Apple's product announcement With polls tight on Scottish independence, rest of UK worries about risks of breakaway College savings on the rise, but $20 K average for each 529 plan isn't enough to get a degree McDonald's key sales figure falls in August, driven down by food-safety scandal in China Home Depot: Data breach at US and Canada stores, no evidence debit card PINs were affected Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal Furniture giant Ikea sees sales rise globally, with China its fastest growing market Burlington Stores 2nd- quarter results top analysts' estimates; raises fiscal 2014 outlook

  • College savings on the rise as plans average $20K Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    In a report released Tuesday, the College Savings Plans Network found that the average college savings or prepaid tuition account known as a "529" plan is now worth about $20,671— almost double what these accounts were worth during the dog-days of the recession. According to the report, contributions to 529 plans jumped from $16.5 billion in 2009 to $22.5 billion.

  • Education stocks soar     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    The best and worst for profit education stock trades, with Jeff Silber, BMO Capital Markets.

  • Explaining 529 plans     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    A 529 college savings plan is an education plan operated by a state or educational institution. It was designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs.

  • $200,000 for a tutor?     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Online tutoring company Revolution Prep charges between $50 and $700 an hour to connect students with expert tutors, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Inside NYU's MBA syllabus     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    New York University's business school gears up for another student class. NYU Stern Dean Peter Blair Henry, and NYU Stern Dean of Students Conor Grennan, discuss this year's focus with students.

  • Why college costs are so high: Daniels     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels tells CNBC the reason behind soaring tuition levels and how the free market is finally pushing back.

  • Katie Libbe, Allianz Life, Louis Scatigna, AFM Investments CEO, discuss the changing landscape of college tuition payments and focus on the single-parent family.

  • 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.

  • Millennials 'key' to housing recovery: Study     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    Chris Herbert, Harvard research director, provides insight to a Harvard study which shows millennials "hold the key" to a stronger housing recovery.

  • Get ready to pay more for student loans     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Many new borrowers may be caught off guard by higher student loan borrowing costs. CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains why interest rates on student loans are going up July 1st.

  • 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.

  • Student loans part of the problem: AEI     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Andrew Kelly, The American Enterprise Institute, looks at the rising costs of college tuition and how generous federal loan programs are contributing.

  • Your guide to making an ace commencement speech Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    The rules are simple. Keep things light. Remember to congratulate the graduates. And if you can do it from space—as one speaker did—that helps, too.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- For some people, the magic of compound interest alone is enough to sell them on a 529 college savings plan, but others seem to need more incentive. Enter 529 Day, appropriately designated for May 29, aimed at raising awareness about the importance of saving for university and the advantages of a 529 plan.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- For some people, the magic of compound interest alone is enough to sell them on a 529 college savings plan, but others seem to need more incentive. Enter 529 Day, appropriately designated for May 29, aimed at raising awareness about the importance of saving for university and the advantages of a 529 plan.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- In an era of stagnant wages and rising prices, Americans are expected not only to pay the daily bills and save millions for retirement, but also put away enough for college for their kids. Grandparents such as Maureen Reiter. The firm's 2014 529 Consumer Survey found that 13.1 percent of 529 accounts are now owned by grandparents.

  • Student loan debt dragging on young households Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Americans who are still paying off student loans have a lot less money – and a lot more overall debt – than those without student loans.