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How does U.S. students' financial knowledge measure up?


  • Associated Press, The

The U.S. ranked ninth in financial-literacy skills among 15-year-olds in a recent study of 18 countries and economies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Shanghai, China, top… Read More

Calif. college breaks ground on $23.4M student services building


  • Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.)

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new $23.4 million Student Services building at Long Beach City College in California. The building, funded by a voter-approved 2008 bond measure, will … Read More

MIT researchers create finger tool that reads text aloud


  • Associated Press, The

A prototype of a reading tool that fits on the index finger and aims to assist individuals with vision impairments access printed text has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute … Read More

How to make the most of a summertime job hunt


  • U.S. News & World Report

Job seekers should use the summertime to perfect their resume or volunteer to gain extra skills, career coach Arnie Fertig writes in this blog post. Summer parties are also the perfect time to network… Read More