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G League Ignite's first wave nets trio of NBA draft picks

Jul. 30, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and Isaiah Todd all bet that bypassing college basketball to get the jump on an NBA career was the right call. The three teenagers will soon find out how well their preps-to-pros path – being paid to play on a G League team designed to...

Millennial Money: Don't overlook credit union credit cards

Jul. 20, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

When you’re frequently bombarded with ads for credit cards at big banks, it’s easy to overlook credit cards at a local credit union. These not-for-profit organizations typically require membership based on location or affiliation with an employer, a family member or an organization. Major...

Circles program is leading SC residents out of poverty

Jul. 18, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — At one time, LeAundrea Robinson could sum up the story of her life situation in three words: “broke, broken and homeless.” Circles Greenville County helped change the narrative by giving her a support system that helped lift her out of her...

Gov. Baker signs new $47.6B Massachusetts state budget

Jul. 16, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new $47.6 billion state budget Friday for the fiscal year that began July 1, as the state is enjoying an expected jump in revenues despite the pandemic. The spending plan is designed to support the state’s cities and towns,...

UConn's NIL policy prohibits conflicts with school sponsors

Jul. 13, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut released its policy for allowing athletes to make money from their names, images and likenesses and has hired a firm to help those students navigate that policy. Among other things, the policy that was released Tuesday...

Summer school helps Indigenous students prepare for college

Jul. 10, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The Indian University of North America, located at Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, is hoping to make the transition for Indigenous students preparing to go off to college more successful. The 7th Gen Summer Program, an eight-week program through a...

Millennial Money: What will you teach your kids about money?

Jul. 06, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

Hey, internet: Remember millennials? Many of us have graduated from our lattes and leisurely brunches to become parents with jobs, car loans and perhaps even a mortgage. On our road to adulthood, we’ve experienced two global crises — a recession and a pandemic. Many...

Edwards agrees to new rules for college athlete compensation

Jul. 01, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday signed legislation creating the framework for Louisiana college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship agreements, as players on some campuses already have started inking such deals. The...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 30, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. June 25, 2021. Editorial: Bowling Green lucky to have representative like Fant George Fant has reached the highest level in his craft, but he hasn’t forgotten where he started. The offensive lineman...

Millennial Money: Should you take money advice from Reddit?

Jun. 22, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

Should you take money advice from a stranger on the internet? In Reddit’s r/personalfinance channel, anonymous users exchange tips on buying homes, choosing insurance plans and managing very personal, nuanced money situations. (Think: “How do I handle my dying dad’s debts?”) ...