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Is College Still Worth the Money It Costs? — Survey of the Day

It used to be a given that a college education was worth the money. But the price of a four-year education has skyrocketed over the last couple decades, and — due to the bad economy –a college degree has become less of a surefire job guarantee.

So have these factors changed opinions on college’s worthiness?

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Cops Nail Extreme Counterfeit Couponing Ring Worth $40 Million

Smuggling drugs can be pretty lucrative, but it’s also really dangerous. So a trio of women allegedly turned to contraband of the less obvious variety: counterfeit coupons.

Lots and lots and lots of counterfeit coupons.

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Woman Will ‘Snuggle’ With You for Cash

When it comes to a career, the best option is always to do what you love. Jackie Samuel loves snuggling. So the 29-year-old from the Rochester, New York-area has started a business called The Snuggery in which clients pay her $60 an hour for a relaxing session of cuddling.

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Can the Nationwide Drought Wind Up Costing You Money? — Dollars and Sense

The record-breaking heat that’s recently affected much of the country has resulted in soaring utility bills — and that may not be the only way it hits your wallet.

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Gov’t Okays Texas Stretch of Keystone Pipeline

People in east Texas need to brace themselves and get ready, because the way has been cleared for a major stretch of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada.  Barring a successful legal challenge, it's coming.

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Hotel May be Nice, but Don’t Touch Anything

You expect hotels and the nicer "brand name" roadside motels to be clean and healthy places to stay, but don't bet on it. Researchers at the University of Houston School of Hotel and Restaurant Management say hotel rooms are nowhere as clean as they look, and they can even make you sick.

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The Price of Renting a Home Is Going Up, Up, Up

People skittish about the state of the real estate market or whose credit was left in tatters after the economy tanked are increasingly foregoing buying a home in favor of renting.

So it’s probably not surprising that rent across the US is rising accordingly, about six percent in the past year alone.

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Diboll Launches Marketing Campaign

The Diboll City Council has decided it's time to do more to promote their small town as a great place to live and work. It has created a committee that will advise the council on the best ways of marketing Diboll, to attract new businesses and new people, especially young families and retirees.

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