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‘Revolutionary’ new data shows average debt of recent graduates by degree

Amid a major student loan debt crisis in the U.S., a new report by the Texas Public Policy Foundation found that some degrees cost tens of thousands of dollars more than others.  The report — which uses new data released by the Department of Education (ED)’s College Scorecard to examine typical college debt by credential and program — contributes to a burgeoning trend of transparency that’s aimed at scrutinizing the cost of tuition generally. The analysis “is really quite revolutionary… Source link

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U.S. needs to do these 3 things to ensure majority of new cars are electric by 2030: Michigan congresswoman

Earlier this month, President Biden signed an executive order with a lofty goal: he wants over half of all vehicle sales to be electric vehicles by 2030. The CEOs of GM (GM), Ford (F), and Stellantis (STLA) attended the White House event and threw their support behind the measure, pledging to put billions of dollars into manufacturing EVs and to work with Democrats to have American workers produce them. “There’s no turning back. The question is will we lead or fall behind in the race for… Source link

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Low vaccination rates in some states are ‘absolutely bringing exposure into the classroom,’ doctor says

The school year is starting amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly among children in states with the lowest vaccination rates, as the highly contagious Delta variant circulates in the U.S. “I have to believe it’s not coincidental that these high rates of exposure and COVID cases are linked to the lower vaccination rates in these communities,” Dr. Susannah Hills, pediatric airway surgeon and assistant professor of EMT at Columbia University Medical Center, said on Yahoo Finance… Source link

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Ex-Google exec describes 4 top dangers of artificial intelligence

California’s Senate last week advanced a bill that would force Amazon (AMZN) to reveal details behind the productivity-tracking algorithm used in its warehouses; meanwhile, Facebook (FB) this week faced criticism over a Wall Street Journal report finding it knows its Instagram feed makes some teenage girls feel worse about themselves. These developments make up a backlash not necessarily against big tech, so much as its algorithms, which use artificial intelligence (AI) to adapt performance… Source link

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The all-civilian SpaceX launch to orbit: What to know

The first all-civilian mission to orbit is expected to launch this evening via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of the payments processing company Shift4 Payments (FOUR), paid for the mission, called Inspiration4.  Four people, none of whom are professional astronauts, will spend three days orbiting Earth on the Dragon spacecraft developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.  Besides going on the trip of a lifetime, the crew will have time to conduct experiments related to human… Source link

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Tax hikes in 2022 are ‘pretty certain:’ Chief Investment Officer

As the proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill continues to receive pushback in the Senate—even from within party lines—looming tax hikes in 2022 have become an ever-increasing concern. According to Kevin Simpson, Capital Wealth Planning founder and chief investment officer, tax increases next year is the most likely scenario. “I’m pretty certain we’re going to get tax hikes next year in 2022,” Simpson told Yahoo Finance Live. “None of us like that but we’ve got to pay for a… Source link

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SpaceX set to make history with first all-civilian crew launched into orbit

By Julio-Cesar Chavez and Steve Gorman CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The latest in a recent line of space-obsessed billionaires was set for liftoff on Wednesday with three less wealthy private citizens along for the ride aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit. The quartet of amateur space travelers, led by the American founder and chief executive of e-commerce firm Shift4 Payments Inc, Jared Isaacman, were due for blastoff as… Source link

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Alex Murdaugh Shooting Was Botched Assisted Suicide Attempt, Cops Say

via Facebook In a stunning turn of events, a South Carolina man was charged Tuesday with shooting troubled attorney Alex Murdaugh in the head in an assisted-suicide plot to secure $10 million in insurance money—just three months after Murdaugh’s wife and son were murdered. The alleged conspiracy was laid out in court documents released after Curtis Edward Smith, 61, was collared for the botched Sept. 4 shooting, which Murdaugh, 53, survived. “Mr. Murdaugh supplied Mr. Smith with a firearm… Source link

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Nuggets, Aaron Gordon agree to $92M extension: Report

After acquiring Aaron Gordon at the trade deadline, the Denver Nuggets have locked him up long-term. Gordon and the Nuggets have agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract extension that includes a player option for the 2025-26 season. The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news Tuesday, citing Gordon’s agent Calvin Andrews. Gordon joined the Nuggets via a midseason trade from the Orlando Magic, who selected him with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 draft. Gordon has career averages of 12.7… Source link

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