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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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Robert De Niro to Tackle Bernie Madoff Character in HBO Movie

Robert De Niro, who’s never one to shy away from portraying criminals, has signed on to play Bernie Madoff in a potential HBO movie about the disgraced financier.

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Listener Wins $10,000 – It Pays To Listen!

All during the month of November you have a chance to win CASH! Every weekday is payday on 98.3 The Key! One thousand dollars every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday! And on Thursday, your payday is worth TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! Congratulations Kris Garland!! Our $10,000

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Fewer Will Fly for Thanksgiving, But Planes Will Be Jam Packed

If you’re planning to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, be prepared to have trouble finding open seats, pay a premium when you do and fly on a packed plane. Industry insiders say that, because of high costs and lower bookings, airlines have had to increase ticket prices and reduce the number of available seats.

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Bank of America Will Not Charge Monthly Fee for Debit Card Usage

In September, Bank of America announced it would soon begin charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit cards, saying it was recouping losses from new laws that limited how much it could charge merchants when debit cards were swiped during transactions.

But after a firestorm of negative publicity, BofA waved the white flag of surrender and scrapped the controversial plan.

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A Letter To The President “The Fix” Interesting…

Recently an article in the St. Petersburg , Fl. Times captured my attention. Titled 'The Fix', it is an answer on how to fix the economy. I think this guy nailed it!

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What Are America’s Most Expensive Colleges?

Forbes, along with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, tallied up the cost of tuition, books, transportation, computers, and room and board to determine the new list of America’s most expensive colleges. And some of them may surprise you.

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Netflix Scraps Idea for Qwikster DVD-by-Mail Service

Netflix has been doing so much backpedaling lately, it’s surprising the company hasn’t adopted a bicycle for its logo.

In the most recent reversal, Netflix announced Monday that it’s scrapping a plan to split its streaming and DVD-by-mail services into two different companies and would instead keep both under the Netflix name. The abandoned idea would’ve seen the mailed DVD service take on the name Qwikster, with a separate website and separate billing.

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‘Jersey Shore’ Costs New Jersey Taxpayers $420,000

‘Jersey Shore’ doesn’t just rot brains — it drains tax coffers, too.

MTV’s hit reality show, which depicts the exploits of a group of raisin-tanned 20-somethings as they live and party along the New Jersey coastline, has just had $420,000 of its 2009 production costs covered by the state’s Economic Development Authority.

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Michael Jackson’s Mother, Kids Getting $30 Million From His Estate

Michael Jackson‘s mother and three children will receive a hefty sum of money, thanks to income generated by the late singer’s estate.

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Facebook Costs American Companies a Staggering $280 Billion a Year

Checking your Facebook status could lead to your company’s downfall.

Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but tech blogger Michael Fitzgerald was able to calculate that workers wasting time on the social networking site costs US companies $280 billion in annual productivity losses.

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Changing Your Name After Marriage Could Cost You $500,000

The old tradition of a woman taking her husband’s last name after marriage, while still common, is happening less frequently among modern brides. They sometimes eschew the custom for professional or personal reasons, or simply because changing your name can be a flat-out pain.

Now they can add one more reason: it could wind up costing them money.

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