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How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won’t Say.

At the center of the admissions and financial-aid process is a massive information imbalance: Schools make their decisions with detailed data about each applicant that goes well beyond test scores and transcripts. Many universities have access to comprehensive financial profiles, ...

Apple’s Beats buy is two-sided for music streaming

Apple’s $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the music-streaming industry: It’s hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services.

Housing Recovery Bypasses Blacks and Latinos

Scholars from several of the nation’s most-esteemed colleges and universities jointly concluded that the nation’s so-called housing “recovery” is bypassing communities of color and working- class neighborhoods. Underwater America, their new report, analyzed negative equity and foreclosure data using zip ...

Mail delivery to your door at risk

Mail delivery to the door could become a thing of the past for many.

Effective Ways of Increasing Bank Lending

Capital Access has become more elusive than ever. Why? Because of a kneejerk reaction in 2010 by Congress responding to the subprime mortgage crisis by passing the colossal mass of regulations known as the Dodd–Frank bill.

Time to End Predatory Career College Loans

Are you tired of complaining to family and friends about things you feel powerless to change? Or, as college costs continue to climb and student loan debts increase, do you or someone you know feel helpless that your opinion could ...

$90 Million-Plus Lost to Foreclosure Scams

Earlier this month, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding more than 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams.

'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.

Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa

Nigeria's recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation continental bragging rights but does little for the 70 percent of its citizens ...

U.S. Created a Cuban Twitter to Overthrow Government - Report

The U.S. government secretly created a Twitter-like social media service to subvert Cuba's communist government, according to an investigative report by the Associated Press.

Playing college sports: A long, tough job

Colleges consider playing a sport an extra-curricular activity. But as last week's National Labor Relations Board ruling on Northwestern University's football players makes clear, playing a sport isn't like being a member of the stamp club.

Ga. eyeing recruitment at annual tech, media fest

A group of Atlanta entrepreneurs, economic development officials and others are at the annual technology and entertainment festival South by Southwest Interactive to market the region as a startup and mobile media hub.

African-American Salons Deal with Cultural Shifts

For well over a decade, Ronald Reid counted on the rush of customers for these special occasions, until, he said, salons run primarily by immigrants from the Dominican Republic flooded the market and poached many of his clients, offering them ...

Female Leadership Points the Way

From black inventors like Elijah McCoy, whose invention enabled trains to roll along America’s rail lines without having to stop for engine oiling, to Lewis Lattimer who worked in the laboratories of both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, African ...

Banks Bid Farewell to Payday Loans

More good news keeps coming for consumers in early 2014. On the heels of new mortgage rules that took effect January 10, the following week four banks making payday loans pulled their products from the market.