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Freelance writer/editor/journalist. Feed is part opinion on investing, wages, employment and part unqualified bias in bball, fball and soccer. Formerly @Money

Is technology actually making higher education less efficient?

hechingerreport.org — After a full day of teaching at Boston College, Karen Arnold had to find time to read her students' contributions to an online discussion board. Each was required to write at least one post, and, as usual, they seemed to have waited to do it until the night before the deadline.

5 Great Places for Your Fantasy Football Draft

time.com — Starting this weekend, fantasy footballers across the country will be gathering to draft their teams. Here are 5 great places to go for the annual ritual, and ways to have (more) fun after you've picked your players. The arrival of August may mark the middle of summer, but for many people it can mean only one thing: the start of fantasy football draft.

Young investors are hoarding cash

money.cnn.com — People in their early to mid-thirties, with money to invest, are keeping nearly half -- 42% -- under the mattress, in cash. According to investment adviser UBS, people in their early to mid-thirties with at least $100,000 to invest keep 42% of their money in cash. UBS concludes young savers are unusually conservative.

McDonald's seeks to supersize its growth

money.cnn.com — McDonald's is struggling to add new menu items that sell well enough to boost same-store sales. The Golden Arches haven't shone for investors lately. Over the past 12 months, McDonald's stock has returned less than 3%. That compares with an average 21% return for restaurant stocks.

Top stock picks from top pros

money.cnn.com — The Hague-based energy conglomerate explores for, extracts, and refines oil, and Shell stations retail gasoline. That integration, and the steady income it generates, let RDS borrow relatively little to fund exploration. (Its debt-to-asset ratio is half that of its competitors, Ketterer says.) Shares took a hit recently after RDS missed earnings projections.

Best new career booster

money.cnn.com — Warm and fuzzy service has rarely gone hand in hand with tech support. Amazon may change that with its latest customer help line, Mayday, included with the Kindle Fire HDX ($229 for the seven-inch). At the touch of the app a distress signal connects you with your very own live service rep.

Paying by phone? What to watch out for

money.cnn.com — Paying by smartphone is easy, but it's not always cheap. Your son calls from college, short on cash, and needs $50 -- fast. Or when you're out to dinner with buddies, one pal puts the tab on his card and the rest of you agree to reimburse him later.

Oakmark: Global fund searches for value stocks

money.cnn.com — Oakmark searches globally for companies trading well below their potential acquisition price. Bill Nygren, manager of the $8.6 billion Oakmark Fund, invests as if he were in private equity. He searches for companies with strong business models that are trading well below the price a potential acquirer might pay for the firm.
Dec 19, 2014

Signs that the recruitment battle in Texas is starting to turn back to UT... es.pn/13JQOGB #hookem

Dec 12, 2014

Profs growing tired of the promise of "innovation" usnews.com/news/college-o… My first piece on ed tech for @hechingerreport.

Oct 30, 2014

“Our business is changing at a faster pace than ever..." Apparently the explanations aren't changing nytimes.com/2014/10/31/bus…

Oct 22, 2014

At least Mo'ne got paid for that ad, but it just further highlights the absurdity of the rule es.pn/1uCBdhu

Oct 21, 2014

It doesn't always end badly. 5 CEOs who left for the right reasons fortune.com/2014/10/21/ceo…

Sep 30, 2014

"Economic mobility is greater in Canada, Denmark, France than it is in the U.S." slate.com/articles/news_…

Sep 26, 2014

"The Ray Rice video for the financial sector has arrived." Secret Goldman Sachs tapes bloombergview.com/articles/2014-… h/t @TaylorTepper

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