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  • Total Cost: $57,580Tuition: $44,176Room & Board: $12,782Fees: $622Bard College is a liberal arts institution in Duchess County, New York.  it ranked no. 8 on Campus Grotto’s list, but this year Bard has fallen two spots to no. 10, despite increasing its asking price by almost $2,000.The  for 2012-2013 is $57,580 for a returning student. First-year students are subject to an additional $1,490 in fees, including meal charges, security deposit and ID card.

    According to Campus Grotto's just-released report on the 2012-2013 year, the top 10 colleges all have an average total cost of more than $55,000 per year.

  • A New York City policeman salutes a flag hanging from One World Trade ceremonies for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2012 in New York City.

    Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

  • Scene from the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in 2012.

    For the first time, elected officials won't be allowed to speak at a 9-11 commemoration at Ground Zero, an occasion that had allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight.

  • According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. For 2011, that broke down to an annual cost for two-parent, middle-income families of $12,290 to $14,320 –depending on the child’s age. The USDA has a “Cost of Raising a Child”  on their website, which shows that the category taking up the largest chunk out of parental pockets is housing. The second- largest expense category is childcare. Those

    According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. Click to learn more.

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    Seven banks have received subpoenas as part of an investigation into the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, said a source close to the case.

  • Duplex penthouse — Condo $48,000,000 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths; approx. 7,493 sq. ft. interior, 4,500 sq. ft. exterior.If you are thinking of writing the nearly $50-million check for this place, set aside some extra cash for plenty of Windex — there’s literally tons of glass. In fact, the entire unit rests on an Art Deco building in New York’s swanky TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street) enveloped in museum-quality, insulated glass. There’s even a $750,000 glass staircase inside. Use all t

    While housing prices across the United States are still well below pre-crisis peaks, the very top of the Manhattan home market continues to shatter price records.

  • Home prices are strengthening and affordability of houses is slightly lower, according to new data from the second quarter of 2012. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) found that 92 percent of metropolitan areas had a rise in median home prices over the first quarter of 2012. Some homebuyers might not welcome this news, but for the home seller, it’s “another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rute

    Check out the major metropolitan housing markets with the most affordable homes for sale, counting down to number one.

  • The Congressman responsible for writing many of the U.S. sanctions against Iran lashed out about London-based Standard Chartered’s business with the Islamic Republic and the negative reaction from Britain to the impact of U.S. sanctions on British banks.

  • The Victorian-era German Renaissance co-op apartment building at  72 street and Central Park West is best known as the home shared by John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1972 to 1980, and the site of Lennon’s murder. Ono still lives there, as do many other celebrities, but as the following sides will show, being a celebrity is no guarantee of residency at the Dakota, and neither is simply having ample savings. The gabled and turreted Dakota is a square structure with a  leading to a central courtyard

    Here's a look at several Dakota apartments and evidence of just how difficult it is to call this iconic New York City apartment building home.

  • Seven years after he was first sued by New York state prosecutors for securities fraud, the allegations against former AIG chief Maurice “Hank” Greenberg are still pending – and may now be considered by the state's highest court.

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    "We absolutely have to look at other ways" to pay for infrastructure, one former state official said. "There's only so much bonding you can do."

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    New York’s biggest investment houses are shifting jobs out of the area and expanding in cheaper U.S. locales, threatening the vast middle tier of positions on Wall Street.

  • It’s always entertaining to see how home prices vary from place to place, and to see which homes command the highest prices. Usually, the priciest properties have names. They also tend to have swimming pools on landscaped grounds, a gourmet kitchen and very often a wine cellar. But what else do they have that commands such prices? It’s not always obvious. Two of the following homes are being sold unfinished, and one of those two is charging an extra $50,000 for parking.  A handful of these prope

    Ranked in order from the least expensive to the most expensive mansion, here are the priciest homes in the 10 biggest cities in the U.S.

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    Growing demand from the increasingly itinerant global rich, coupled with a shorter supply of trophy homes in some markets, has led to a rise in $100,000-a-month rentals.

  • Other than danger posed by hurricanes, there isn’t much to dislike about island communities, with their seafood, beaches, nature sanctuaries, houses on stilts, submersed shipwrecks, and often with their pirate lore and history. Thanks to paparazzi following celebrities and politicians on their vacations, some island vacation destinations like Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Mass., and off the left coast, Catalina, are fairly well known. We decided to take a look at some other water-bound locati

    We decided to take a look at some water-bound locations, beautiful isolated hamlets on land masses surrounded by water.

  • As the world gets more crowded and landfills fill up more of the land, people are looking for ways to build homes using fewer raw materials and more repurposed old materials. In addition to being an ecologically sound practice, and cheap or even free, it also just looks cool. Using, say, vintage corrugated tin is more original and sturdy than throwing up another cheap particle-board wall that won’t last long enough to be salvaged. It would do homebuilders well to take a lesson from nature. Like

    As the world gets more crowded and landfills fill up more of the land, people are looking for ways to build homes using fewer raw materials and more repurposed old materials.

  • In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

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    The invasion of the super-rich has a social impact, diluting what is referred to as the “civic” quality of the cities they have adopted as their playgrounds.

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    One World Trade Center, built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, claimed the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper on Monday.

  • What would professional sports be without trash talking, grudges, beefs and rivalries? For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself, and sometimes, a contentious situation between star athletes, their coaches and team owners is as enthralling as the score, and can create additional interest in the main event.Some sports feuds are legendary, such as Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens; Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; John Rocker and the entire city of New York. Some feuds starte

    For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.