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Families in the Northeast spend 70% more on college (one theory: they want the right bumper sticker)

The Northeast has a certain reputation for elitism and whether you think it’s well-deserved likely depends on your birthplace and political preference. But a new survey suggests there might be some truth to that stereotype — students and parents from the region are willing to pay up for what they perceive to be the top schools. Families from the Northeast ...

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The Parents Guide to Insurance for College Students

Shutterstock photo Saying the last goodbye in the dorm parking lot, the stark realization dawns that you can’t protect your child from every risk. It’s time to let go. But back at home, you can assemble a strong financial safety net. Knowing what your current insurance will pay for – and whether you need to buy extra coverage – is ...

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Is New Cable Provider Altice USA a Buy? Only 3 Analysts Think So

Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and “initiate coverage” on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they’re talking about? Today, we’re taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope… On Thursday, June 22, Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) held its IPO , with its first trade listed at $ ...

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Midday Update: Wall Street Firms as Earnings Season Accelerates

Shutterstock photo Wall Street’s major market averages were wedged in razor-thin ranges on Monday with modest gains as investors prepare for corporate earnings from Wall Street heavyweights this week. The Dow and S&P 500 were flirting with recent record highs, buoyed by gains in component stock Apple ( AAPL ) and the energy sector. Fresh off Friday’s inflation and retail ...

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BookWatch: A global investment strategist offers up a summer reading list to make you a better investor

Why not use the summer holidays to catch up on your reading? This book list combines engaging narratives with timely insight into investing themes. So whether you’re interested in politics, leadership or high-tech disruption, you’ll come back from your holiday refreshed — and enlightened. On disruption “Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy,” by Ariel Ezrachi and ...

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The depressing reason why executives receive such big salaries

Why has executive pay soared when the average American worker has seen wages stagnate in recent years? It’s no secret that business executives make a lot of money — it’s often one of juiciest details in a company’s quarterly results — but why? A new report may have the answer. After examining different theories behind executive compensation, a group of ...

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