For-profit colleges have been under fire for graduates' high loan default rates. Now the industry is accused of targeting members of the military with aggressive and often misleading marketing. David Greene talks with Holly Petraeus, director of service member affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and the wife of General David Petraeus, who recently wrote about the issue in The New York Times.
President Obama won Colorado in the 2008 election, and Democrats hoped it was a sign that the Rocky Mountain West was turning from red to blue. But analysts say he faces a tougher contest there for re-election next year.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he does not plan on running for president in 2012. That hasn't quashed speculation that he'll reconsider. And nothing Christie said during an appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California seemed to dampen the hopes of his fans.
The Republican presidential candidate proposes a flat 9 percent income tax, corporate tax and national sales tax. It attracted the attention of Republican voters in Florida's straw poll, where Cain took first place. But economists wonder how well it would work.
They face more financial demands than other age groups, like supporting a family or paying for their kids' educations, and they're too young to retire. Middle-management positions that were cut during the recession are slow to come back, making competition fierce for those jobs, economists say.
The revised figures released Tuesday provide a rare snapshot of married and unmarried gay couples in the U.S. based on the government count conducted last year, when gay marriage was legal in five states and the District of Columbia.
Earl Williams won baseball's National League Rookie of the Year award four decades ago. But when the Atlanta Braves traded Williams to the Baltimore Orioles, he clashed with his new manager. Just a few years later, he was out of baseball. Frustrated, he offered his skills in a New York Times ad.
As synagogues head into High Holy Days, they're finding that the economy is fundamentally affecting their finances. Some rabbis are giving away tickets for people who can't afford them, and others face deeper financial problems not seen since the Depression.
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