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FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo University of Georgia undergraduate students avoid walking under the university arch on the first day of the spring semester in Athens, Ga. At orientation every UGA student is told if they walk under the arch before they finished their degree they will never graduate. Forty percent of students who enroll in a four-year college don’t graduate within six years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 10:28 am
Forty percent of students who enroll in a four-year college don't graduate within six years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. These students miss the benefits of a degree, but they may still pay dearly for their education: According to the office of Federal Student Aid,...
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This July 17, 2018 copy photo shows a 1850 Daguerreotype of Renty, a South Carolina slave who Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Conn., said is her family's patriarch. The portrait was commissioned by Harvard biologist Louis Agassiz, whose ideas were used to support the enslavement of Africans in the United States. Lanier filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Massachusetts state court, demanding that Harvard turn over the photo and pay damages. (Courtesy of Harvard University/The Norwich Bulletin via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 4:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for "...
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First lady Melania Trump, speaks during a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. The goal is to build upon and improve youth programs that align with her "Be Best" initiative, which focuses on the well-being of children, their safety online and avoiding drugs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 18, 2019 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump took a deep dive into the federal bureaucracy Monday at a briefing on government youth programs as she looks for ways to promote her "Be Best" initiative. "My focus has and always will be on our children, the next generation," the first lady said as opened a meeting...
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First lady Melania Trump, speaks during a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. The goal is to build upon and improve youth programs that align with her "Be Best" initiative, which focuses on the well-being of children, their safety online and avoiding drugs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 18, 2019 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump took a deep dive into the federal bureaucracy Monday at a briefing on government youth programs as she looks for ways to promote her "Be Best" initiative. "My focus has and always will be on our children, the next generation," the first lady said as opened a meeting...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
March 18, 2019 - 8:33 am
Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves. Still, those who are "good with money" often want to help friends and family who struggle. Many of us remember the timely money tip that made all the difference: when a co-worker...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at his home in Hawaii. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books and ranked high in the pantheon for decades, from early works inspired by myths and legends to late meditations on age and time. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 15, 2019 - 7:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died Friday. He was 91. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed...
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CORRECTS SITE TO SHOPTHRILLING.COM - This image released by Thrilling shows a floral tank top by Balenciaga, part of a collection offered on the e-commerce site ShopThrilling.com. Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn has teamed with Goodwill of Southern California on a collection of thrift pulls to benefit employment programs for the disabled and disadvantaged. The collection went on sale Friday at Thrilling, an online platform for vintage and thrift stores around the U.S. (Thrilling via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As a celebrity stylist, Ali Mandelkorn is usually surrounded by designer duds, so getting back to some of her favorite fashion vibes, vintage and thrift, was a treat. She went deep into the racks of a Goodwill store in Los Angeles for a collection released Friday on Thrilling that...
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CORRECTS SITE TO SHOPTHRILLING.COM - This image released by Thrilling shows a floral tank top by Balenciaga, part of a collection offered on the e-commerce site ShopThrilling.com. Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn has teamed with Goodwill of Southern California on a collection of thrift pulls to benefit employment programs for the disabled and disadvantaged. The collection went on sale Friday at Thrilling, an online platform for vintage and thrift stores around the U.S. (Thrilling via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As a celebrity stylist, Ali Mandelkorn is usually surrounded by designer duds, so getting back to some of her favorite fashion vibes, vintage and thrift, was a treat. She went deep into the racks of a Goodwill store in Los Angeles for a collection released Friday on Thrilling that...
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This Feb. 13, 2019, shows multiple forms printed from the Internal Revenue Service web page that are used for 2018 U.S. federal tax returns in Zelienople, Pa. For taxpayers who itemize, the 2 percent miscellaneous itemized deduction was a handy catchall bucket for expenses such as investment fees and expenses and tax-preparation fees. It wasn’t easy to qualify for this deduction, your expenses had to top 2 percent of your adjusted gross income before you could claim them, but it was a nice option to have. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 15, 2019 - 11:56 am
Americans will face a slew of new rules during the first tax-filing season with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in effect. Here's what changed for investors: 1. NO DEDUCTION FOR INVESTMENT EXPENSES For taxpayers who itemize, the 2 percent miscellaneous itemized deduction was a handy catchall...
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FILE- In this May 17, 2018, file photo, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. In high school, students hear that they should earn a college degree to have a well-paying, successful career. But student debt isn’t good when your degree doesn’t lead to a job that earns enough to repay it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 14, 2019 - 11:03 am
Students take on college debt with the best of intentions. They've been told that a college degree is a ticket to success. That they should pursue their dreams. That student debt is good debt. But how do smart students wind up with debt they can't repay? Here are three reasons, plus ways to avoid...
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