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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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What States Are the Best — And Worst — To Find a Job?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans currently looking for work, you might want to consider moving — seems your odds of landing a job are better in some states than others.

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Gas Prices Could Hit Record High This Year — Dollars and Sense

If it seems like it’s costing more and more to fill up your gas tank, it’s not just your imagination.

On average, a gallon of fuel costs 22 cents more than it did at this time last year. Worse yet, experts think it’ll climb higher still.

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A New Type of Dad – Child Raising and Coupon Clipping [VIDEO]

 

 

- Submitted by KSFA listener, Brad Warner


When I walk into my children's daycare and activity group, the first thing I notice is the amount of dads that are there. It seems to me, as one of these so-called 'stay-at-home dads', that there is an increasing number of these fathers who have turned raising their children into their careers.

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Bank of America to Cut 30,000 Jobs As Part of $5 Billion Reductions

On Monday, Bank of America announced that part of its plan to cut $5 billion in spending by 2014 includes the elimination of 30,000 jobs.

CEO Brian Moynihan made no mention of layoffs during an investor conference, and the bank says it expects the job losses to occur naturally through attrition and not rehiring when people vacate their positions.

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GOP Agrees To Budget Plan

On a party-line vote, the House of Representatives passed a Republican 2012 budget proposal which aims to start the country down the path of deficit reduction, but which Democrats warn will gut a vital safety net for seniors.

The House voted 235-193 to approve the plan by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, though its future beyond that is uncertain. Still, Republicans say the country is on the precipice and they have no other choice but to start slashing trillions in future spending.

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Angelina Sales Tax Revenue Up Slightly, But Not For Everybody

The State Comptroller's Office reports local shares of the state sales tax went up for most areas of the state in January, for the 11th straight month. That includes Angelina County, but not for everybody.

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Numbers Tell the Story. Texas Economy is on the Rebound

The Texas economy, which was never hit quite as hard by the recession as many other states, appears to be rebounding because people are spending more money than they were last year.

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