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bloomberg.com — Professors across the U.S. are criticizing a rush to offer free online college courses, challenging a movement designed to spread knowledge and reduce higher-education costs. Amherst College faculty voted last month against joining an initiative led by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
bloomberg.com — In early November, members of the U.K. Parliament assailed executives from Google Inc. (GOOG), Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) and Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) for moving billions of dollars in profits into tax havens. Less than a month later, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said he would lower the U.K.'s corporate tax rate to 21 percent, below Germany and France, from 28 percent in 2010.
bloomberg.com — U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to take on heavy debt, a report found. Almost two-thirds of private institutions require students from families making $30,000 or less annually to pay more than $15,000 a year, according to the report released today by the Washington-based New America Foundation.
bloomberg.com — The dive that a drunk Alexander Okano took into a shallow pool at Psi Upsilon house, paralyzing him from the chest down, helped spur reforms to Trinity College (78323MF) 's fraternity culture that faculty members applauded.
bloomberg.com — Among defense contractors, QinetiQ North America (QQ/) is known for spy-world connections and an eye- popping product line. Its contributions to national security include secret satellites, drones, and software used by U.S. special forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
bloomberg.com — Sue Lund lives about five blocks from where police engaged in a wild shootout April 19 with the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects and about eight doors down from where the one who escaped alive was found 18 hours later. Yet, during the all-day manhunt, she said police never searched her Franklin Street home or garden shed in Watertown, Massachusetts.
bloomberg.com — It was a week ago today that about 10 members of the Tufts University women's lacrosse team took the subway downtown to watch some schoolmates finish the Boston Marathon. "Marathon day is one of my favorite days in Boston, and I was really happy to attend," said Collier Clegg, 21, a senior from Chicago.
bloomberg.com — Until April 2011, Patrick "Pete" Dodd, a former money manager at Liberty Life Insurance Co. in Greenville, South Carolina, invested customer premiums in what he calls a "squeaky clean" portfolio: bonds backed by state governments and blue chip corporations.
bloomberg.com — Peter Dolan has left Harvard Management Co. where he oversaw the private equity and venture capital portfolio, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Dolan left as of April 10, said the person, who declined to be identified because the departure hasn't been made public.
bloomberg.com — Luke Nichter of Harker Heights, Texas, said he's not a renter by choice. The Texas A&M University history professor's $125,000 of student debt means he has no hope of getting a mortgage. Nichter, 35, who's paying $1,500 a month on loans for degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, is part of the most debt-laden generation to emerge from college.
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