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Judge: We can't have kids suing parents for an iPhone or Xbox

In a New Jersey case in which a teen is suing her parents for tuition fees and other bills, the judge fears kids will try to sue their parents to get gadgets.

By March 5, 2014


Podcast: New site helps calculate what college you can afford

A student finance Web site goes beyond just tallying tuition and room and board, putting parents or students through a questionnaire to find the true costs of a college.

By September 22, 2009


Sprint Nextel to cut 8,000 jobs

And for those who keep their jobs, a salary freeze will continue into a second year. Plus, Sprint suspends its 401k match and tuition reimbursement program.

By January 26, 2009


At microloan sites, the new college try

Social networking comes to student loans via start-ups GreenNote and Fynanz, which aim to help defray tuition a few dollars at a time.

By June 2, 2008


Sony says Hi to iPod, Jack Black gets Amp'd, tuition auction, and Get a Buz!

Sony says Hi to iPod, Jack Black gets Amp'd, tuition auction, and Get a Buz!

May 21, 2008


Where we let the chatroom pick the show name, and this was the best they did

The three guys today talk about "Street Fighter" being the best game ever...We wax reminiscent over old video games. Plus, Stanford drops tuition, XNA gets more open, "Gears of War 2," and three actors replace Heath Ledger.

By February 21, 2008


Ex-Excite@Home CEO lands new post

Former Excite@Home Chief Executive George Bell has been named CEO of Upromise, a site that lets people save a percentage of their shopping purchases for college tuition. Bell replaces founder Michael Bronner, who will retain his title as chairman. Bell made his mark initially as the CEO of Excite.com, which was later acquired by cable Internet service provider @Home. Bell left Excite@Home in April after appointing Patti S. Hart, the former CEO of Telocity, as his successor.

By June 25, 2001


Interns in charge in tight labor market

Instead of filling the office coffee, interns are increasingly assuming key roles in companies and taking home unprecedented perks--from tuition reimbursement to equity stakes in start-ups.

June 27, 2000


Short Take: Stanford to offer engineering online master's degree program

Stanford University this fall is offering its first degree program held entirely online. The School of Engineering is expecting to sign up about 50 part-time students for its online master's degree program in electrical engineering. The program will cost "considerably more" than standard tuition, the university said. It will utilize audio and video streaming, electronic distribution of notes, interaction between students and instructors, and online posting of homework and exams.

July 24, 1998


Short Take: Amazon contest for Grisham book awarding $25,000

In the latest example of the extremes of the Net book war, online bookseller Amazon.com is running a contest to go with the release of John Grisham's new legal thriller, The Street Lawyer. The company said it will give away a year's worth of law school tuition, or $25,000 in cash, to one winner. The first chapter of the book is posted on Amazon's site.

February 4, 1998