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How Colleges Fight For Top Students

Colleges use money to woo top students. It's an effective tactic, but it drives up tuition for everyone else.
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Should Banks Maintain Abandoned Properties?

Chicago has dug in its heels on a new city ordinance that puts banks on the line for securing and maintaining vacant homes. But the federal government, on behalf of mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is fighting the law in a test case that could affect other cities, too.
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NBC Will Stream The London Olympics Live — But Only To TV Subscribers

For the first time, American viewers of the Summer Olympics won't be limited by two words many sports fans loathe: "tape" and "delay." After years of saving the most popular events for prime time, NBC will also stream live video of the London Games, online and via mobile.
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Time To Trade The Lease For A Mortgage?

Falling prices and low interest rates are making it even cheaper to buy a house these days. And rising rents in many areas make it more tempting to take the plunge. According to the Census Bureau, the national homeownership rate is at a 15-year low.
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Parliament: News Corp.'s Murdoch Not Fit To Lead

Parliament issued a damning report about Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday, accusing him of misleading lawmakers about the phone hacking scandal. It also asserted that he is not fit to run his vast corporation.
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With Purchase, Delta May Revive Ailing Pa. Refinery

Delta Airlines has decided to do something about high gas prices. The company is buying a refinery. The airline plans to hold down its jet fuel bills and claims the refinery will pay for itself in one year.
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News Corp. Contrite In Wake Of Scathing Report

The Murdochs find themselves bloodied at a time they are seeking to restore calm and show they still can assert control over the international corporation. And Tuesday's report concluding that News Corp. misled Parliament about the scale of phone hacking is not the final word. The likelihood of consequences in the U.S. hangs on the horizon.
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Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things

Enron, Worldcom, Bernie Madoff — the past decade has brought us a long parade of headlines involving unethical behavior. And that's led researchers to a disturbing conclusion: The vast majority of us are not only capable of behaving in profoundly unethical ways, but without realizing it, we do it all the time. Exhibit A: the story of Toby Groves.
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GOP Freshmen Renege On Earmark Ban

After campaigning on a platform that included a self-imposed ban on earmarks, freshman Republicans from the D.C. area are backtracking in order to assuage local businesses and manufacturers.

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What Will Make The Food Desert Bloom?

Improving the health of people living in food deserts is much more than making sure there are veggies on the shelves. As activists have learned, it takes education and some old-fashioned innovation, too.

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