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World-class education free of charge?

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Germany’s academic influence isn’t to be underestimated. Housing one of the world’s oldest universities and counting countless Nobel Laureates as alumni, Germany has … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren says she’s been treated differently in the Senate but won’t say how

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she has been treated differently as a woman in Congress. But unlike Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who opened up about her experience with sexism on Capitol Hill in a recent book, Warren — the first woman ever … Continue reading

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Let’s sip to the bottom of the juice craze

Do you juice? This question, previously limited to record-breaking athletes, is now de rigeur at spas, fitness centers and even casual dinners amongst friends. (Particularly if one is of the vegan and/or Flywheel persuasion.) Unpasteurized, fresh-pressed juices – packed with … Continue reading

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Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

(Reuters) – It was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister’s doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Suddenly, a young man grabbed her, punched her in the … Continue reading

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Portland’s economic recovery loses ground, employers cut 1400 jobs – The Oregonian

Portland-area employers cut back last month. But it wasn’t enough to drive up the metro unemployment rate.  The Oregon Employment Department said the seven-county Portland area lost an estimated 1,400 jobs in September. Contractors and manufacturers cut more jobs than they usually … Continue reading

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Can this man save California’s GOP?

View gallery . California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari speaks at a news conference on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, … LOS ANGELES — Certain human endeavors require more confidence than others. Climbing Mount Everest, for example. Circumnavigating the globe by sailboat. … Continue reading

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How to flash the updated Android 5.0 Lollipop developer preview on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

After living up to its promise of delivering a preview of the mysterious Android L (now Android Lollipop) a few months ago, Google has now rolled out an API-complete updated preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). If you have one of … Continue reading

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The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

It’s dusk. New York City’s streetlights have just flickered on. You cross the street, dodge a trolley and a Model T, and pass the legendary Lafayette Theater where a live performance of Macbeth is in mid-swing. You walk on, into … Continue reading

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UK inflation rate at five-year low

14 October 2014 Last updated at 14:45 UK inflation fell to a five-year low of 1.2% in September from 1.5% the month before, official figures show. The rate – as measured by the Consumer Prices Index – is the lowest … Continue reading

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UK inflation rate at five-year low

14 October 2014 Last updated at 14:45 UK inflation fell to a five-year low of 1.2% in September from 1.5% the month before, official figures show. The rate – as measured by the Consumer Prices Index – is the lowest … Continue reading

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