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Government Bailout For Automakers Comes With Strings

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President Bush announced Friday that the Treasury Department will provide more than $17 billion in emergency loans to General Motors and Chrysler. The funds will…read more

Economics

Low Spending Hurts Holiday Shopping Season

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Consumer spending is at an all time low in the United States; this means less money is put into the economy and less money spread…read more

Economics

Public Universities Turning Students Away

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Public university systems are straining to meet demand as more students are looking for an affordable education during tough economic times. With states cutting funding…read more

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College Costs Rising at Unprecedented Rate

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NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow explores the high cost of higher education and its toll on students in this report. Sixty percent of students at…read more

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Food Banks Running Low During Recession

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As the American economy enters the second year of a recession, some of the institutions designed to help needy people are struggling with increased demand.…read more

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