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Amid a global pandemic and sharp economic slowdown, college-bound high school seniors are giving their state schools a second look. Thanks to heightened financial concerns, students and families may be more likely to choose local and less-expensive public schools rather than private universities far from home, according to Robert Franek, editor in chief of The Princeton Review
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The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out to
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College acceptance letters are already in the mail. Now high school seniors must decide their fate for September. Up until now, National College Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college they will attend, has always been May 1. This year, however, the global coronavirus pandemic and extreme economic uncertainty have pushed many
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A Lululemon sign hangs in front of their store at the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets shopping mall on November 17, 2019 in Central Valley, New York. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images Lululemon announced Thursday fiscal fourth-quarter results that topped expectations, as its same-store sales surged 20% during the period, thanks, in part, to
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A view of an American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on March 13, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington | Getty Images With air travel at a near standstill amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security is extending the Real ID enforcement deadline a full year
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Nike reported quarterly sales that topped analysts’ expectations, thanks to a boost from its digital business and growth in North America, which helped to offset weakness in China due to COVID-19.  Its shares shot up more than 8% in after-hours trading Tuesday following the release.  Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe said the business is starting to
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Brendan McDermid | Reuters It might be premature to declare the bear market dead, but Thursday’s action sure checked off some important boxes. Conventional Wall Street wisdom is that bear markets, or 20% declines from 52-week highs, die on bad news, and Thursday featured some of the worst the U.S. economy has ever seen.  Nearly
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People waiting in line at an unemployment office. Yellow Dog Productions A coronavirus relief bill unveiled Tuesday would significantly expand unemployment benefits for Americans who lose their jobs due to the country’s recent economic contagion.  The measure would beef up the nation’s unemployment insurance program, a state-administered program that provides temporary income support for out-of-work
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A customer views cars on display in a showroom of the Avilon dealership owned by the Ford Motor Company in Moscow. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS (Photo by Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images) Anton Novoderezhkin | TASS | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. Micron Technology — The semiconductor company’s stock jump 5% in
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Corporate earnings are about to do something they haven’t done since the 2008 financial crisis: Turn negative. According to PNC Financial’s Amanda Agati, the coronavirus fallout could dramatically hurt companies through the second quarter. “Q1 expectations are in negative territory at about 1.5%. It looks like Q2 will be down about 1%,” the firm’s chief
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