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    This is as bizarre as it gets: The Education Department today released so-called “Gainful Employment” data that ultimately determines whether the schools should qualify for aid. At least two companies have said the data is inaccurate — and (the bizarre part!) not in their favor.

  • The "Mad Money" host explains what makes him nervous about this group.

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    As their student enrollments in the United States continue to shrink, some for-profit schools are hoping to find growth opportunities in other countries.

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    If the U.S. debt limit is not increased by Congress, the troubled for-profit education industry would be among the first to take a hit.

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    For-profit schools are back in focus today after the Education Department’s release of 2008 three-year student default rates.

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    For-profit colleges may have unusually high student dropout and loan default rates, but their CEOS receive enormous compensation packages.

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    The Education Department is trying to crack down on high dropout and default  rates at  for-profit colleges and universities..

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    Netflix slips and gets bought out, the glow comes off of General Motors stock and investors shun Chinese IPOs.

  • If you're an investor in for-profit schools, note this heads-up: Profit margins are likely headed down—and not by a small amount.

  • The Education Department today released 13 of 14 new, controversial new rules aimed at curbing abuse at for-profit colleges and post-secondary vocational schools.

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    ITT Education’s spacer board in recent weeks okayed the purchase of five million shares.  This makes zero sense to me because the company has told investors it really doesn’t know how it’ll be affected by new Education Department rules.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

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    If investors in for-profit education companies didn’t get the risks associated with the group before Apollo Group reported earnings last night, they just got hit over the head with a two-by-four.

  • September PPI, up 0.4 percent, was hotter than expected, initial jobless claims were a bit higher than expected—but the big discussion on desks was the continuing weakness in the dollar, which lost ground against most major currencies.

  • The Department of Education, which issued a timeline Friday for the 14 issues in its gainful employment ruling, continued to cause volatility among players in the for-profit college arena.

  • After making the short heard 'round the world with his bet against the subprime housing market, here's what Steve Eisman, one of the key players in "The Big Short," is betting against now.

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    As a main character in Michael Lewis’s bestseller, “The Big Short,” Eisman is best known for getting the subprime crisis right.  But at the time, his attempts to warn regulators were ignored.  This time they’re listening, especially after he capitalized on his role in the book with a report last June at an investment conference headlined, “Subprime Goes to College.”

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

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    As for-profit college scrutiny increases, executive compensation at these companies may be worth a look.

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    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.