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Federal officials release college cost comparisons

June 30th, 2011 1:24 pm by Associated Press

The fU.S. Department of Education released its College Affordability and Transparency lists on Thursday to fulfill a reporting requirement passed into law in 2008. The online lists track tuition costs among the top and bottom 5 percent of four-year and tw

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Study shows health care costs vary widely

June 30th, 2011 4:47 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that patients pay as much as 683% more for the same medical procedures, such as MRIs or CT scans, in the same town, depending on which doctor they choose, according to a new study by a national health care group.

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IMF urges US lawmakers to raise $14.3T debt limit

June 30th, 2011 4:28 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The International Monetary Fund warned U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit would pose serious risks to the global economy and financial markets.

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'Skills gap' leaves firms without worker pipeline

June 30th, 2011 4:26 am by Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) John Russo's chemical lab in North Kingstown has been growing in recent years, even despite a deflated economy, and he expects to add another 15 to 20 positions to his 49 employees over the next year.

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High court undoes Scalia's pro-tobacco order

June 30th, 2011 4:23 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia exercised a rarely used power last fall to let Philip Morris USA and three other big tobacco companies delay making multimillion-dollar payments for a program to help people quit smoking.

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Auto parts maker plans to open plant in Bristol

June 30th, 2011 4:04 am by Rick Wagner

BRISTOL, Tenn. Twenty-five new automotive-related jobs are coming to Bristol later this year, with projections that number will increase to at least 75 within a year. DLH Industries of Canton, Ohio, will locate its newest manufacturing facility in B

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