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OK Engineering Firm to Hire Under State Jobs Program

The state Quality Jobs Program will award a Tulsa engineering and design company with up to $2.36 million in payroll tax rebates if it employs an extra 20 people over several years, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce announced Thursday.

Earth-like Planets May Be Closer Than Suspected

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reported using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope to determine the likelihood of a red dwarf having a planet that is both habitable and Earth-sized.

Hilmar Cheese Offering Scholarships for College

The program is open to high school seniors and college students who have an agricultural major and are living in counties where Hilmar Cheese is located -- Merced and Stanislaus counties as well as Dallam and Hartley counties in Texas.

Report: Lion's Share of At-risk Funding Not Going to N.M. Cubs

According to an LFC report, among issues leading to a lack of equity is the fact that New Mexico's at-risk youth only receive about $71 million of the roughly $2.3 billion funding pie.

IRS Examines College Tuition Credits Data Processing

The IRS said it has discovered during testing that it can't accurately process Form 8863 for Education Credits without further tweak its computers.

University of Miami Copes With Protracted NCAA Investigation

Hope for UM came last week in the form of the NCAA's current investigation of its own practices in the Miami case. Potential cracks in the case could change the outcome and impact that sanctions could have on the athletics department moving forward.

Helen Dragas Nears Confirmation on U.Va. Board

Dragas stirred the ire of faculty, students and alumni last year for her role in the aborted ouster of Teresa Sullivan, the university's first female president.

University Dean: Georgia Poised for 2013 Growth

University of Georgia Terry College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast predicted a 2.1 percent growth in the state economy this year, bolstered by a private sector that's crested over the remains of the housing bubble and pushed by major industrial projects

Alvarez Named MVP for Modesto JC Football Squad

Modesto Junior College slotback Brian Alvarez, who set school records for single-game receiving yards, single-season and career receptions, was named the Pirates' MVP on offense.

Program Gives Business Students a Boost

Officials from the St. Joseph School District and Missouri Western State University signed an articulation agreement that offers high school students the chance to earn three hours of college credit after completing the High School of Business program with a 3.0 grade point average.

STEM Grants Offer Affordable Route to Teaching

Bennett College graduate Gabby Mack is among the first group of students the state is training to become STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers using a 5-year, $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Fitch: Proposed Calif. Budget Provides Increase for Higher Ed

Fitch believes California's proposed budget, which would increase state allocations to University of California and California State University by $125 million, will provide some funding stability following several years of declining appropriations.

Legos Hold Their Value

Investing in Lego bricks may sound ludicrous to those who see them just as kids' toys. But savvy investors can get a big score if they know how to buy the toys from stores, hold them and then sell them online later.

Don't Slam Regifting; Learn Etiquette Instead

Some people think regifting is tacky and wrong, while others find it perfectly fine. Who's right?

Kid's Bond, Savings Bond

Though banks and bonds might not bring smiles to the face of an 8-year-old, such financial gifts are likely to be appreciated in the future.

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