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    Parents and students have an array of options for financing education costs, including private loans from banks, tapping home equity credit lines and dipping into retirement accounts. However, the quest to provide a better life for their children can create a lager financial mess for the parents.

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    The rampant inflation in the cost of U.S. higher education since 1980 makes gasoline and healthcare price hikes over the same period look like an Indy car racing a pair of old-school Volkswagen vans.

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    What if a college did not spend its resources on sports stadiums? What if it quit the competitive "arms race" and did not build climbing walls and multimillion dollar student unions? What if a college did not spend its students’ resources on top "name brand" researchers, who undergraduates rarely see? In fact, what if there was no faculty tenure at all?

  • Fransmart

    For the first time in history, it may be considered frugal to eat out!

  • SunnyD

    Consumers have been squeezed – and it shows in their purchasing behavior. In our business, each 1% increase in price typically reduces consumption by 1%.

  • Mayorga Coffee

    Through an 18 month period, we saw our overall cost of goods increase 40% and we challenged ourselves to take on the brunt of the impact.

  • Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the movie 'Wall Street'

    Corporate raiders may not be as villainous as you might think. If all companies were managed efficiently and profitably, there would be no opportunities for a “Wall Street” Gordon Gekko to exploit in the name of greed and short-term profits.

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    Active investors play a critical role in the capital markets by helping to advance the interests of the shareholders, boards and managements of the companies they represent.

  • In 1991, energy costs ranked 25th as a concern for small business according to the state of Colorado’s Director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. By now, energy costs have risen to one of the top 10 greatest concerns for small business.

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    If one were to consider the story of today’s military veterans, they are often stuck in a similar situation when it comes to securing a new career in our civilian society. It’s both a challenge to the out-processing military hero and to the company giving an interview.

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    Like most other business people who run health-care-focused businesses, I am already thinking about what might happen to our company once the Supreme Court has its say.

  • Sullivan in Singapore

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan offers his take on Singapore from the Young Presidents' Organization Global Leadership Summit. Sullivan looks at the secrets to Singapore's success.

  • How Will EU Oil Sanctions On Iran Impact Asia?

    Elisabeth Eljuri, head of oil & gas M&A in Latin America at Norton Rose and Ali Tabbara, managing director for UTC Nexia International, joined CNBC, to discuss the impact of oil sanctions on Iran.

  • As traders from Shanghai to New York debate whether the Apple rally has legs 2,000 members of another exclusive club are meeting in Singapore and could find themselves talking to the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.

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    China, once considered the "workshop of the world," is now seeing many international companies shift out as they find it difficult to cope with rising wages and a tight labor market.

  • Facebook

    Facebook has much more growth still left and will tap its existing users as well as secure growth by increasing the total number of users, Eduardo Saverin, one of the four co-founders of Facebook who retains a 5 percent stake in the social media giant, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Greece Is Already in Default

    Speaking to CNBC on the sidelines of the YPO Global Leadership Conference, Anastasios Economou, Founder at iGroup, says he believes Greece is already in default, adding that the country has accumulated far too much debt that it is not in a position to pay back.

  • Tight Labor Market in China Driving Wages Higher: CEOs

    Speaking to CNBC on the sidelines of the YPO Global Leadership Conference, Armin Struckmeier, CEO of Novatex Germany, and Bill Nankivell, CEO, B H talk about the changing labor environment in China and the challenges their businesses face.

  • A driver crosses the Soviet-Polish border, December 1990.

    Twenty years after being asked by Treasury Secretary Brady to lead an effort to train financial sector managers in Eastern Europe's banks, security exchanges, central banks and the ministries of finance, this former official reflects on a successful transition.

  • Instead of viewing situations as tradeoffs (high wages leads to lower profits), these authors advise that we think in terms of mutual wins.

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