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Higher Learning: College Costs Have Risen 1,225% Over 36 Years

Higher Learning: College Costs Have Risen 1,225% Over 36 Years
The accompanying chart shows that college tuition costs have ballooned 13-fold since 1978. In that 36-year period tuition has risen 1,225 percent. By contrast, medical costs have risen 634 percent and the Consumer Price Index has risen just 279 percent. That apprenticeship suddenly doesn't seem like such a bad idea.
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An Illustrated Guide to the State Budget Tobacco Bond Time Bomb

An Illustrated Guide to the State Budget Tobacco Bond Time Bomb
Billions of dollars were promised to the American people after Big Tobacco's landmark settlement with the states. Government officials said it would be better to get the cash now (and to cover all sorts of budgetary needs), so the money was put into bonds. A bond is like a loan and like a loan, states spent that money. Now what?
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Cezary Podkul and David Sleight
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US Health Care Spending Remains Low for Third Straight Year

US Health Care Spending Remains Low for Third Straight Year
The respite means President Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress have a window to ease in tighter cost controls this year, if they can manage to reach a broader agreement on taxes and spending. Health care spending is projected to spike up again in 2014, as Obama's law covering the uninsured takes full effect, before settling down to a new normal.
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