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You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?
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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
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Under Pressure To Cut Costs, Wall Street Banks Downsize

Many banks report earnings this week. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup will lay off about 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.
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Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.
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Analysis: Looking At The Gender Wage Gap At Non-Profits In D.C.

The wage gap between men and women is an issue that has risen to prominence in the last week, and National Journal's Shane Goldmacher explains how that gap extends to non-profits in the nation's capital as well.

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Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.
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Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy

In Alabama, Stephen Black is trying to get college graduates to stay in the state and make life better for Alabamans. His inspiration is his grandfather, the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
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Oil Is Not All That's Booming In North Dakota — So Is Drug Trade

Local and federal authorities worry over a rise in North Dakota's drug trade. Sharon Cohen of the Associated Press explains the proposed solutions to the issue, which some tie to the recent oil boom.
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Late On Taxes? There's A Way Out

It's tax deadline day, but 75 percent of tax payers don't have to do anything by midnight tonight. That's according to Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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