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White House: Tougher Sanctions On Russia Could Come As Soon As Tuesday

AP | AP | July 29, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. penalties target the Bank...

The 14 Best Colleges You Can Get Into, According To Money Magazine

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | July 29, 2014 | College
It might be tough to get into the Ivy League, but that doesn't mean you can't get into a good school. Money magazine's new list released Monday ranks the best schools where students who might not be at the top of their class can get accepted Each...

Toby Keith Is Once Again The Highest-Paid Country Star

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | July 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Courtesy of the red, white and blue, Toby Keith is once again the highest-paid country star in America. His $65 million income puts Keith $1 million ahead of the nearest earner, Taylor Swift, who last year trailed him by $10 million, according to Forbes' annual list. Kenny...

Lawmakers Scramble To Seal $225 Million Aid Package For Israel

AP | Shadee Ashtari | July 29, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. "Let's stop playing games," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance...

Wegmans Is Opening 10 New Stores

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | July 29, 2014 | Business
The cult of Wegmans fanatics is about to get a bit bigger. The Rochester, New York-based grocery store chain will open 10 new stores over the next three years, Jo Natale, Wegmans' director of media relations, told The Huffington Post Tuesday morning. The new stores will be in Virginia,...

Alabama's Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Hurt Its Economy

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | July 29, 2014 | Politics
Alabama's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility to 235,000 uninsured, low-income residents is hindering the state’s economic development efforts, experts argued at the Economic Development Association of Alabama’s summer conference on Monday. Without adequate funding, a dozen rural hospitals across the state have already shuttered their doors and a dozen more...

This Company Lures Needy Service Members Into Debt And Then Sues Them

Washington Post | Robbie Couch | July 28, 2014 | Impact
Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer. Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010. That’s when he saw an ad for USA Discounters, guaranteeing loan approval for service members....

The 10 Best Colleges For Your Money

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | July 29, 2014 | College
Of the more thousands of four-year colleges and universities in the United States, there are 10 schools that Money magazine believes offer the most bang for your tuition buck. These 10 schools were selected based upon four primary factors: graduation rate at or above the median in its...

Reddit Users Share 'Wow, We Were Poor' Memories, Highlight Reality For Struggling Families

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | July 26, 2014 | Impact
One in six people is struggling with hunger in America right now. Last year, the number of single-mother families living in poverty increased to 4.1 million, or 41.5 percent, according to a U.S. Census report. College grads are facing the highest...

Family Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Wins $20 Million Lottery, A 'Great Pick-Me-Up'

Associated Press | Robbie Couch | July 25, 2014 | Good News
BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up." Members of the Endreson family packed the Beachwood Community Center on Thursday for...

Florida Lenders Skirt State Law To 'Prey On The Desperate'

ProPublica | Shadee Ashtari | July 28, 2014 | Politics
This story was co-published with The Tampa Bay Times. When Florida lawmakers banned high-interest car title loans in 2000, then-Gov. Jeb Bush proclaimed that the new law would protect Floridians from lenders "who prey on the desperate." googletag.display('google-callout'); ...

The City Where A Third Of All People Are Millionaires

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | July 25, 2014 | Business
If you want to hang with the rich, head to Monaco, where nearly a third of the people are millionaires. The city-state boasts a higher percentage of millionaires than any other place in the world, according to a recent report by Spear's magazine and wealth...

Obama Scolds U.S. Corporations For Evading Taxes: 'I Don't Care If It's Legal, It's Wrong'

AP | Shadee Ashtari | July 24, 2014 | Politics
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers. "I don't care if it's legal," Obama declared. "It's wrong."

20 Items You're Gonna Need For The Real World

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | July 24, 2014 | College
College taught us many things, like how to think critically, engage socially and stay awake for 36 hours on nothing but 5 Hour Energy shots and Kit Kats. But in order to fully adjust to the real world, you're going to need some supplies. We speak...

How Much More Expensive Life Has Gotten Since We Last Raised The Minimum Wage, 5 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | July 25, 2014 | Business
Unhappy fifth anniversary. Thursday marks five years since the date of the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage to a paltry $7.25 an hour. Since that time, the minimum wage has stayed flat, while the cost of living has marched steadily higher. The Labor Department's Consumer Price Index...

Thousands Of Students Could Have Pell Grants Taken Away After FAFSA Mistake

Tyler Kingkade | July 24, 2014 | College
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. The mistake primarily stems from an online form change to the Free Application...

Internet Helps Fulfill MH17 Victim's Wish To Help Kids In Need

Robbie Couch | July 24, 2014 | Impact
Richard Mayne, a British college student, died in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash six days ago, but his positive influence on the world will live on indefinitely. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;...

The 12 Things Every First Apartment Needs

Samantha Toscano | July 24, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Finding that first place to call home after college can be a stressful experience for a recent graduate. While retailers like IKEA, Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond are here to help, such massive stores can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. Even worse? You might miss the opportunity...

These Architects Have Ingenious Plan For Brazil's World Cup Stadiums

Robbie Couch | July 25, 2014 | Impact
Brazil's national government poured $4 billion into new and renovated World Cup stadiums for this summer's tournament -- a sky-high price tag that drew harsh criticism from many of its own citizens. So what should happen now that the 12 stadiums' intended purpose has run its course?...

This Is How Much More Your Health Insurance Could Cost If Two Republican Judges Get Their Way

Jeffrey Young | July 23, 2014 | Business
President Barack Obama suffered a setback Tuesday in a legal battle that threatens to unravel his health care reform law. A federal appeals court panel, led by two Republican-appointed judges and opposed by one Democratic appointee, voted that ambiguous wording in the the Affordable Care Act means residents...
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