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  • More than 36 percent of the tuition payments made in the first year of the program—a total of $640 million in tuition and fees—went to for-profit colleges, like the University of Phoenix, according to data compiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, even though these colleges serve only about 9 percent of the overall population at higher education institutions nationwide, the New York Times reports.

  • North Korea's Artillery Attack on the South Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 7:04 PM ET
    Firefighters from the Incheon Fire and Safety Management Department inspecting the damage caused by the artillery shells fired by North Korea on November 24 in Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.

    North Korea fired artillery shells at a South Korean island, killing two soldiers and two civilians, in one of the heaviest attacks on its neighbor since the Korean War ended in 1953.

  • Stocks Close Higher Ahead of Thanksgiving Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    Stocks finished the session sharply higher Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.

  • Stocks Gain Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    Stocks were trading sharply higher Wednesday following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.

  • Stocks Climb Over 1%, Led by Industrials Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

    Stocks added to gains Wednesday after a handful of economic reports pointed to an improving economy.

  • Futures Point to Higher Open After Jobs Data Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stocks were poised to open higher Wednesday after reports on the labor market and consumer spending pointed to an improving economy and as investors shifted their focus away from tensions between the two Koreas and European debt worries.

  • Deficit Commission to Cut Marines' Landing Craft Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 8:46 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    The United States Marine Corps want to spend billions of dollars on a new amphibious landing craft, budget cutters in Washington say that’s simply too much money for a vehicle that Marines may never ride into battle.

  • On This Veteran's Day—Saying Thank You Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:35 PM ET

    This Veteran's Day, one company started by a "serial entrepreneur" provides a uniquely modern way to say "thank you". Products for Good sells "liberated Iraqi coins" which people buy for veterans in their lives.

  • SBA Helps Veteran-Owned Businesses Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    Justin and Gen. Patraeus

    According to the SBA, one in seven veterans are self-employed or small business owners and about one quarter of veterans say they are interested in starting and buying their own businesses. The percentage is even higher among women veterans, noted the SBA.

  • Bad Economy Eclipses All Else for Voters: Exit Poll Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 10:26 PM ET
    Voters

    Voters were intensely worried about the future of the economy, a tide of dismay that rolled through groups that can swing elections—women, independents, suburbanites—and turned more of them toward Republicans.

  • What's at Stake in House, Senate and State Races Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 6:46 PM ET

    Here's a look at the congressional seats, governorships, state legislatures and some of the ballot measures that will be on ballots around the country on Nov. 2.

  • 'Buy' and 'Sell' These Sectors Now: Strategist Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    As voters are headed to the polls on this Election Day, which sectors should investors buy or sell? Kelly Campbell, founder, principal and CEO of Campbell Wealth Management, shared his best plays, sector by sector.

  • Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    For candidates  to deliver on their promises to cut government spending and reduce the budget deficit, they will have to make potentially painful cuts. If given a limited choice, where would you wield the axe? Take our poll and tell us your opinion.

  • White House Weighs Response to Mail Bomb Plot Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 8:35 AM ET

    Teams of U.S. anti-terrorism and security experts are headed to Yemen to help search for suspects in the mail bomb plot and to train cargo screeners at the San'a airport.

  • UK Should Not 'Kowtow' to the US on Flight Security Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 5:02 AM ET
    British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport.

    The chairman of British Airways has launched an attack on “completely redundant” airport checks and said the UK should stop “kowtowing” to US demands for increased security. The FT reports.

  • Computer Virus May Target Iran Nuclear Plant Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 7:24 AM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    A piece of highly sophisticated malicious software that has infected an unknown number of power plants, pipelines and factories over the past year is the first program designed to cause serious damage in the physical world, security experts are warning.

  • Gulf States in $123 Billion US Arms Spree Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 10:01 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin's F-35

    The Arab states of the Gulf have embarked on one of the largest re-armament exercises in peacetime history, ordering US weapons worth some $123bn as they seek to counter Iran’s military power.

  • The Defense Sector’s Next Takeover Target? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 6:52 PM ET

    Cramer thinks three company could catch a bid. But he’d rather see you buy a different stock instead.

  • GAO Dismisses Some, Not All of Tanker Protest Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    CNBC has learned the Government Accountability Office will continue to consider part of a protest in the Air Force tanker refueling competition filed by a small U.S. company proposing a Ukrainian based tanker. However, the GAO is dismissing the most serious accusations made by the firm, U.S. Aerospace, which claim the Air Force engaged in intentional misconduct.

  • UK Aborts Raytheon Border Control Contract Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Raytheon headquarters in Waltham, MA

    Raytheon has been removed from its lead role overseeing the £750m project to provide a secure border control system for the UK after the British government said it had “no confidence” in the US defense and security company. The FT reports.

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