College students often contact their parents twice a day, seven days a week, and they are not always asking for money. Communications technology — including texting, email and social media — has changed the relationship among parents, students and universities.
Thirty years ago, shouting, sweating traders thronged the trading pits of Chicago's exchange markets in barely controlled chaos. Today, a lot of the trading has left the pits and gone electronic, leaving Chicago's trading pits tamer places.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan launched a bus tour of the battleground state of Ohio Monday. Mitt Romney joins Ryan Tuesday. The two are meeting up as questions are being raised about the campaign's use of Ryan, who was expected to add policy heft to the ticket.
It's another week in the spotlight for former President Bill Clinton. On Tuesday, both President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney will address the Clinton Global Initiative. The latest polls show Obama's numbers dropping on foreign policy. Romney is trying to exploit that weakness.
Discover has agreed to refund customers over claims it engaged in deceptive marketing practices over the phone. The company allegedly got customers to unwittingly pay for add-on services they never ordered. Discover says it's not admitting any wrongdoing with this agreement.
Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is launching a bus tour across Missouri. He's the congressman whose controversial comments about rape led to calls that he drop out of the race. Tuesday is the last day for Akin to remove himself from the ballot. He's made clear he's in the race to stay, but Akin has an uphill fight to unseat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tried to raise doubts about President Obama's handling of foreign policy. The Obama campaign responded by accusing Romney of trying to politically exploit the deaths of four Americans in Libya.
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