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With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.
In a city of superlatives, New York City now has another notch in its belt — the largest billboard. It's hard to get anyone's attention in Times Square, but one billboard a city block long might just be able to do it.
The federal government has demanded that Takata and ten automakers expand their air bag recall. Until now, the recall has been limited to high humidity areas where they are most likely to fail.
The agency in charge of insuring private-sector pension plans is warning about big problems on the horizon. The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation projects that several large multi-employer plans will become insolvent within the next decade.
Noelle Johnson has a lengthy commute via bus and metro to her job near Washi...
Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.
Melissa Block talks with Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, about his decision to vote "no" on the Keystone XL pipeline and his thoughts on Obama's plan to take executive action on immigration.