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Ohio State president announces debt-free degree initiative

Nov. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will offer undergraduate students the chance to graduate debt-free after four years under an initiative announced Friday by the school's president that includes a combination of increased scholarships, grants and paid internships. ...

S. Carolina governor: Pandemic cash for free 2-year degrees

Nov. 02, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster wants to spend the last $17 million of his COVID-19 education relief money to fully pay for anyone to go to a technical college for two years to train to enter high demand jobs. The governor plans to make the...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. October 18, 2021. Editorial: Never accept the epidemic of gunplay The scourge of gunfire and carjackings in Madison is unacceptable and must never become normal for our growing and vibrant city. The...

Indiana woman aims to empower with money management skills

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Deshaun Stewart said his mother’s money lessons started as soon as he was old enough to crave the latest pair of Air Jordan sneakers. “We started having those conversations in my pre-teen years, because you’re looking at all the nice things...

How to benefit from corporate pledges to minority businesses

Sep. 30, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

Since the start of 2020, companies from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to Google and Twitter have pledged billions of dollars to support entrepreneurs of color. All those dollars don’t go directly into business owners’ pockets, however. Many are being invested in...

Former Mississippi foster teen is on the road to success

Sep. 12, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As heavy droplets of water fell one late August afternoon, Sirayah Miller stood outside with eyes closed, oblivious to the rain. Surrounding her was a small group of women, including Sarah Dale Harmon, a longtime foster parent. Just around the...

Kimberly Palmer: Check finances now to avoid falling behind

Sep. 06, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Fall is the perfect time to review your finances because there’s still time to make adjustments before the end of the year. The continuing pandemic and economic uncertainty are making it more complicated, but financial experts recommend taking a close look at your savings and planning for...