5 points to consider before consolidating student loans

Six months after you graduate, those lenders are going to want their money, and that means you may have to manage some serious debt. I’m up to my eyeballs in it and considering consolidation. It may sound like a scary word for you new borrowers out there, but, like it or not, loan consolidation may […]

Tony Awards honor Broadway’s best

Tony Awards

NEW YORK — “Red,” the anguished two-man drama about painter Mark Rothko and the timeless tug of war between art and commerce, was a big winner Sunday at the 2010 Tony Awards, receiving the best play prize and five other honors. Read the full story here.

OKC officials say boot threat results in paid fines

An Oklahoma City ordinance that went into effect last September allowing cars with $250 or more in parking fines to be booted seems to be prompting more compliance, officials say. However, thousands are still getting tickets, and $1.3 million is owed to the city. Read the full story here.

Singer, sausage businessman Jimmy Dean dies at 81

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, “Big Bad John,” and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died Sunday, June 13. He was 81. Read the full story here.

Japanese space probe finds unique asteroid dust

A Japanese space probe has landed in the Australian outback after a seven-year voyage to an asteroid, safely returning a capsule containing a unique sample of dust, Japanese mission controllers said Monday, June 14. Read the full story here.

Mosque should be allowed near Ground Zero

I was in middle school when 9/11 happened. I remember our teacher stopping class to turn on the T.V. to see the Twin Towers crumbling.  It was smoky and confusing, but the fallout was even worse. The attacks changed race relations in America. It didn’t turn people into racists. Rather, it brought out the worst […]

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