Facebook's IPO was all the rage Friday. Retail investors -- people like you, me and our neighbors -- flocked to the offering in hopes of returning to those glory days when a dramatic rise in stock price was a given.
Your odds of getting into some of the nation's most prestigious colleges are shrinking.
Even after keeping a room there for months, he is something of a mystery man at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln, Neb. While he seems like a straight-laced guy, he leaves early in the morning and sometimes doesn't return until late at night. He has a car parked in a nearby garage, but usually leaves for the day on foot. He looks professional and carries all kinds of binders and folders, yet he often leaves for work attired in sweatshirts and shorts.
The death of an American college student last month, which investigators in Barcelona initially considered to be accidental, is now under investigation as a homicide and a suspect has been arrested, the Catalan regional police said in a statement.
In 1990, Garen Staglin received a phone call that would change the course of his life.
Patrick Kennedy tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta he felt like a "loser" when he first told his family about his addictions.
The strategy: Encourage your child to enroll at a state university or community college for the first year or two, then transfer to a private school.
The strategy: Change your relationship to the stuff you buy.
Whether Moammar Gadhafi stays or goes, the turmoil-wracked country is likely to be in for more of a rough time, two Libya experts told CNN Monday.
For years Northern Trust watched other banks load up on risk. Lending standards disappeared, conservative balance sheets became a liability, and exotic investments were in vogue. Northern's approach was old school.
It's a fundamental rule of crisis management: Think with a little less head and a little more heart.
In trying to reassure people that BP was in control, CEO Tony Hayward was seen as putting his foot in his mouth.
Attending school in California and becoming an engineering major can really pay off for college graduates -- by thousands of dollars a year.
On Wednesday, fifteen leading academic economists unveiled a succinct, slender and, for the most part, readable volume containing their consensus recommendations on how to fix our financial system.
Gregg Fairbrothers wasn't born to business. He grew up in an academic household. "I didn't know a debit from a credit," he admits. Fairbrothers studied earth sciences at Dartmouth in the '70s, got his master's at Rutgers, and eventually moved to Tulsa, where he joined Samson, a gas driller, and earned his chops at the right hand of the company's "hard-nosed founder." He picked up an MBA, but that was "just to get the toolkit," he says. "I learned my business on the job."
Photographer friends tell me that if you're picking out a point-and-shoot camera you shouldn't focus much on the megapixels. That measure of a camera's resolution is hyped by manufacturers, but most cameras on the market give you all the pixels you'll need.
Greek prime minister George Papandreou may have made a big mistake. As part of a plan to fix his nation's ruined economy, he announced Wednesday that he aims to cut 30% of civil servants' holiday bonuses which are part of Greece's "14th salary" payment schedule.
The bronze medalist hits the slopes - and the books
Even as the health care debate turns to blood sport in Washington, some analysts say the debate is ignoring one of the leading causes of rising costs: the way health care providers are paid.
President Obama discusses the outcome of a bipartisan meeting he held with members of Congress.
Are your pledges the kind that require continued willpower (like saving more)? Taking these steps can make all the difference.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Imagine if someone had suggested two weeks ago that by Saturday, Florida wouldn't even have the most unstable coaching situation in its own state -- much less the entire country. The thought would have been preposterous.
Last month was open-enrollment season, and my wife and I got an unpleasant surprise. For 2010 we're looking at an annual health-insurance premium that's $1,600 higher than it is now, plus higher deductibles. Instead of flat co-pays, we'll pay co-insurance, a share of the total costs. And this is with a plan provided by a Fortune 500 company that still spends big bucks on relatively generous benefits.
This year, despite the recession and record-high unemployment, Americans appear to be getting into the holiday spirit by starting to shop again.
Summer excursions seem out of reach to many struggling young professionals, and the faltering economy isn't helping. But one New York City company, offering trips aimed at the young and thrifty, is capitalizing on the urbanite's desire to get away -- and finding success despite the downturn.
Dartmouth College geomicrobiologist Jill Mikucki explains how microbes lived under an inland Antarctic glacier.
Beneath an Antarctic glacier in a cold, airless pool that never sees the sun seems like an unusual place to search for life.
It is mid-1978, and we are inside the giant Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, looking into a cubicle shared by a pair of 22-year-old men, fresh out of college. Their assignment is to sell Duncan Hines brownie mix, but they spend a lot of their time just rewriting memos. They are clearly smart - one has just graduated from Harvard, the other from Dartmouth - but that doesn't distinguish them from a slew of other new hires at P&G.
Harvard and other Élite colleges are increasing aid to poor students. But can less wealthy schools compete?
College presidents have sparked a debate on lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18
College presidents from about 100 of the nation's best-known universities are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus
A campaign to outlaw rowdy drinking games at colleges and in towns is growing, even targeting the video-game industry
EUGENE, Ore. -- At 25 minutes past eight on a pristine Monday night, Hayward Field shook with emotion. Nick Symmonds, a native of Idaho who moved to Oregon seven years ago and has been embraced as an adopted child, burst to the front of the 800 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and drew clear. Behind him, Andrew Wheating, a 6-foot-5, 20-year-old prodigy wearing the electric yellow singlet of the University of Oregon, sprinted into second. Finally at the wire, Christian Smith, a Kansan also moved among the pines to train in Eugene, dove to the track and took the final Olympic team place.
I love a challenge. But I was discouraged by the reaction one of my sales reps got when she asked a university bookshop in Boulder to carry our custom diploma frames. The manager told us she could barely get students to buy low-end metal models. "How do you expect me to sell a $99 product if I can move only 30 frames a year at $34.95?" she asked. I knew from the prices she was charging that she had chosen a brand that was mass-produced overseas. The encounter was a harsh reminder of how much work I had to do to keep my firm alive.
When Cindy Brockwell, 58, and Bill Dailey, 62, sold their townhouse in Reston, Va. in early April, the only real estate agent involved was the one who brought them their buyers.
New studies suggest that our daily ups and downs affect us less than things out of our control, like genes and age
Dear FSB: How can I write a winning business plan with ever-changing financial information?
Americans don't understand debt, which may be one reason that they have too much of it, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Finding a college-search tool on the Web isn't hard. There are plenty that will let you filter schools based on criteria including selectivity, diversity of the student body and sports teams.
If you've been reading Money Magazine for any length of time, you surely get that saving for retirement should be your top financial priority. Even so, the past decade's easy appreciation in home values has made such fundamental advice seem, well, a lot less urgent.
The massive banner in Dartmouth College's Baker-Berry Library runs the length of the vast foyer, bright green lettering stretching from end to end.
Kirsten Teevens thought she was done with this two years ago. Her husband, Buddy, had woken up one day and decided that instead of traveling with Kirsten and their two kids to a vacation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, he'd bike there. From Hanover, N.H.
When Jack Welch gave a guest lecture at MIT's Sloan School of Management in 2005, someone in the crowd asked, "What should we be learning in business school?" Welch's reply: "Just concentrate on ne...
Fast flu tests, which drastically cut the time to diagnose a patient with influenza or not, are helping doctors better treat the illness, according to a recent study and medical experts.
Back when the members of the upcoming crop of college freshmen were smearing their high chairs with strained peas, no sane parents could have predicted that paying for their kids' education would cost as much as a fleet of new cars.
For smart investors, the market's dire indicators Monday morning, following on the heels of Wall Street's worst week in four years, should provide a reminder of what the bulls want us to forget: That stocks historically go through extremely rough periods, and that those perilous interludes usually follow strong markets that push prices to the limit.
For smart investors, the Dow's 3.3 percent swoon Tuesday should provide a reminder of what the bulls want us to forget: That stocks historically go through extremely rough periods, and that those perilous interludes usually follow strong markets that push prices to the limit.
Pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV, and you can probably find a college professor opining on something - global warming, food security, poverty, you name it. But it isn't so easy to find anyone willing to opine on a college or university's practices in those same areas.
In one study analyzing the impact of financial literacy, people were quizzed on simple calculations, such as compound interest or percentages, and then their knowledge was compared with their net worth.
The simple act of planning - calculating a retirement target, say, or estimating how much you should save - has a surprisingly large impact on your odds of success.
Tips for visiting some of the nation's developing tourism corridors:
Police on Thursday are seeking a man in connection with a gun and hatchet attack at a gay bar in New Bedford, south of Boston. Three people were wounded in what authorities said they suspect were hate crimes.
New research published by American scientists may have brought the prospect of filling up your tank with green gas a little bit closer.
The deadline for college-bound seniors to make their final college decision is just days away. By now, these students know there is no magic formula for choosing a school.
On the eve of the Athens Olympics, the most pressing issue has nothing to do with security, last-minute ticket sales, or whether the concrete will dry on all those down-to-the-wire construction projects.
Residents of Hanover, New Hampshire, are closely watching the primary process, whether or not they plan to vote. Most of the Democratic primary candidates have visited the college town -- home of Dartmouth College -- one or more times during the campaign. CNN.com's Liza Kaufman Hogan spoke with the residents in advance of the New Hampshire primary.
From Judy Woodruff, CNN "Inside Politics" anchor:
Dale Fountain, CNN Election Express bus driver:
The Internet boom may have inspired some people to drop out of school, but it also spurred some to give a little back. And what better gift than some can't-miss--er, wasn't-supposed-to-miss--stock?...
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Despite an avalanche of books and a decade of coaching, American executives still gnash their teeth in frustration at the mysterious behavior of Japanese businessmen. A recently published book, Ins...
While other publications simply attempt to tell you which colleges are the strongest academically, we set out to identify the 150 best college buys--the schools that deliver the highest-quality edu...
WHILE OTHER PUBLICATIONS SIMPLY ATTEMPT TO TELL you which colleges are the strongest academically, we set out to identify the 100 best college buys--the schools that deliver the highest-quality edu...
The battle between chemical companies and environmentalists over chlorine has a new player. And he's getting jumpy.
The days when parents meekly had to accept whatever financial aid package a college offered are long gone. Today, growing numbers of people are bargaining hard -- and getting great deals. Among the...
While other publications simply attempt to tell you which colleges are the strongest academically, we set out to identify the 100 best college buys -- the schools that deliver the highest-quality e...
In my family, the dinner table sometimes served more as a forum for active debate than for calm digestion. We would gather there each night for discussion of current events, presentation of report ...
If Hollywood gave an Oscar for economics, the person who figured out how to measure productivity more accurately would be a sure winner. It's a tough role -- no one really knows what the new econom...
Is it or isn't it okay to say ''freshman''? Our country needs to know. Increasingly suspect because of those three nasty letters at the end, the term is causing attacks of nerves in our educational...
A good rule to follow these days is: Don't laugh. At least, don't laugh at every new demand of the political correctniks. It's bad luck. Many moons ago we laughed upon first encountering ''chair'' ...
As American employers strive for a more educated work force, the unskilled get left behind. During the 1980s demand for workers to handle computers and solve increasingly complex problems grew fast...
Kristin Lindeberg, 18, of Minneapolis could have gone to the well-regarded University of Minnesota (in-state tuition and fees: $3,289). But the school had proposed dropping its humanities departmen...
A big problem for professional redbaiters like the present writer is the acknowledged paucity of present Communists, especially here in the U.S.A. Also not helping matters is the widely held view t...
Soon after this article is printed, it will take up residence in the Nexis database and, apparently, become the only verbiage in disk memory whose author is unenthusiastic about diversity in educat...
Four top business schools will graduate some heavy hitters this year -- their own deans. The B-school heads at Wharton, Stanford, Berkeley, and Dartmouth, who all took office in 1983, plan to turn ...
Michael Keeshan, 38, wasn't pressured by his family to pursue a business career. His father, Bob, 62, television's Captain Kangaroo, would often say to his son, ''If you decide you want to pump gas...
THE U.S. Postal Service does business with every American company and just about every American. But few outfits catch as much flak. Anthony M. Frank, 58, the fifth person to head the mail operatio...
Hey, remember the Free Speech Movement? That was the great crusade at Berkeley in 1964 -- the New Left uprising that initiated the great student revolution of the Sixties. It seems hard to credit t...
WHILE THEIR baby-boomer counterparts of the 1960s sat in at universities, + stood up for civil rights, and danced to the music of Sly and the Family Stone, the college class of 1989 was just learni...
So far, Alison Greenwald's parents have spent $4,675.50 on her college expenses. Not surprising, you say? But Alison is still a senior at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. Like tens of th...
AMERICAN executives feel a sense of vast impending change, and they ought to. Take a look at what they can already foresee in the Nineties. Companies will be forced to develop products and make dec...
THE EIGHTIES have witnessed an extraordinary trend that is drawing tens of thousands of retirees to college campuses for the sheer joy of stretching their minds. Many of them are participating in E...
When her husband died in 1970, Nancy Coykendall's assets included her house in Dartmouth, Mass., investments of about $100,000, and a run-down farmhouse on 70 acres of land that she and her husband...