Archive for February, 2010

U.S. Economy grew 5.9% in fourth quarter

Economy grew 5.9% in fourth quarter

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Americans growing more skeptical of colleges

Americans growing more skeptical of college motives and costs

Four-year degrees at comunity colleges

Four-year degrees at comunity colleges

Initial Jobless Claims Rises

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance climbed unexpectedly last week.

There were 473,000 initial jobless claims filed in the week ended Feb. 13, up 31,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised 442,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

A consensus estimate of economists surveyed by Briefing.com expected claims to slide to 438,000.

The 4-week moving average of initial claims, which levels out volatility, was 467,000, down 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 469,000.

Only Two Years of High School

Plan Would Let Students Start College After 10th Grade

Why Silicon Valley faces fresh threats

Why Silicon Valley faces fresh threats

Real unemployment is 18 percent

Real Unemployment 18% – Will Stocks Falter?