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Colleges Finally Teaching Financial Literacy

It's about time.  Colleges and universities are waking up to the fact that student loans have become a national crisis.  So many students and graduates are buried under student loans they can't repay, classroom and online courses in financial literacy are now part of the curriculum on a growing number of college campuses.

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Houston Leads Nation in Settling Refugees

Lost in Houston's famous urban sprawl, its insane traffic and stifling heat, is the fact that more refugees come to Houston than any other city in the United States.  We're talking about people who have fled their home countries for one reason or another, and have been accepted by our State Department as refugees.

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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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Wider Panama Canal Means More Texas Truck Traffic

Texas business and political leaders are sending out a serious "heads up" to cities and towns on the major highways that go to and from the Gulf Coast, and, for once, it has nothing to do with hurricanes.

They say the massive expansion of the Panama Canal that's now underway is going to double the canal's ship traffic when it's completed in 2014.  Why is this of any concern in Texas?

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Fixed-Rate Power Contracts in Danger

Officials at several big electricity providers are wondering out loud if changes in wholesale power prices could allow them to break the fixed-rate contracts they have with consumers.

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All Faculty and Staff at Lon Morris College Terminated – Via E-mail

This is not a late April Fool’s joke, although many wish it was.

Lon Morris College in Jacksonville has been undergoing major financial struggles over the past few years, and according to a report, those struggles came to a head with the firing of all employees…via e-mail notice. 

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Hundreds of Jobs Available at Chamber Job Fair

Whether you are out of a job, or looking to change jobs, you'll get a chance to meet people who can do either of those things for you at the first Forest Country Job Fair Tuesday May 22nd at Angelina College.  Job hunters will find more than 800 jobs of all kinds in a wide variety of businesses and trades.

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