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Students Get a Leg Up at Year Up


In our troubled economy one program is giving students new hope: Year Up, a year long training program for so called “disconnected youth”. Begun in…read more

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Entrepreneur Helps Hungry in Haiti


Richard Proudfit’s humanitarian organization, Kids Against Hunger will deliver 40 million meals to children in countries all over the world this year and next year…read more

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Government Bailout For Automakers Comes With Strings


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

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Low Spending Hurts Holiday Shopping Season


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

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Public Universities Turning Students Away


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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