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April 24, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
He's no Hamburglar. But a Florida man faces up to five years in prison after he was arrested on a felony charge of stealing a cup of soda from aMcDonald's. The Collier County Sheriff's Department arrested Mark Abaire, 52, last week on a felony theft charge. Authorities say he went into the fast-food restaurant on 14th Street North in Naples, asked for a cup for water and was then seen filling the cup with soda before taking a seat outside the restaurant and sipping the beverage.
October 24, 2010 | Liz Pulliam Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: My wife and I sold our house and have to be out by the end of the month, but we can't find a place to live because of our bad credit. If we don't move out, we will lose the sale and still have to pay the real estate agent his commission. We've applied with about 65 landlords and each one checked our credit, which has caused our scores to fall further. We live on Social Security checks of $1,367 a month. We're in our 70s and not in good health and we don't need this stress.
February 28, 2010 | Kathy M. Kristof, Personal Finance
Paying for college? You may be able to claim a big tax break, even if you've never before qualified. That's because the Obama administration replaced an old break with a new and improved one -- but only for a limited time. To take advantage of it, you'll have to negotiate the often wacky world of tuition tax write-offs. "There is a smorgasbord of education credits available now," said Bob Meighan, vice president of Turbo Tax in San Diego. "It's mind-boggling." What are the breaks?
December 9, 2012 | Kathy M. Kristof, Personal Finance
If you have a child heading to college in the next few years - or even in college now - there are a few things you ought to keep in mind this holiday season. That's because parents of college-bound seniors will be facing complicated financial aid forms in January, and planning ahead means you're likely to get more help. Meanwhile, those with high school sophomores and juniors may want to take a close look at how they hold their assets before the year ends, since the economic "snapshot" that's taken Dec. 31 of a student's junior year can have a significant effect on the aid that child gets later.
June 5, 1994
Applications are available for USC's second annual Minority Program in Real Estate Finance and Development, Monday through June 17 on USC's University Park Campus. Sponsors as well as students are being sought for the program, in which the tuition, including room and board, is $2,950. More information is available from Janet Burnett, Summer Real Estate Program, USC School of Business Administration, Hoffman Hall 701, Los Angeles 90089, (213) 740-8942.
March 10, 1988 | United Press International
The annual cost of attending Yale University will increase 6.1% to $18,060 next fall, Yale President Benno C. Schmidt Jr. has announced. Yale's tuition will increase 6.9% to $12,960, and room and board will increase 4% to $5,100 for the 1988-89 academic year, he said.
June 21, 1990
William Neilsen Brandt and Daniel Flees, sophomore physics majors at Caltech, have been selected as recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Merit Scholarships. Each will receive a scholarship covering the cost of a year's room and board and tuition up to $7,000. The program was established by Congress to foster and encourage excellence in mathematics and the natural sciences by honoring students of outstanding potential.
June 28, 1992
Four Harvey Mudd College students have been named Goldwater Scholars and will each receive up to $7,000 in tuition, fees, and room and board. They are Peter Bogdanoff, Brian Cheney, Jennifer Switkes and Dario Falquier. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, established by Congress in honor of the former senator and 1964 presidential candidate, encourages science and mathematics education.
March 24, 1994
The Rotary Club of Westwood Village has awarded Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships to five UCLA students. Winners were Sonia Batra, Stephanie Gruszynski, Timothy Medcoff, Devah Pager and Eric Sylvers. They were among more than 1,000 students worldwide to receive such scholarships this year. Scholars receive round-trip transportation and up to $20,000 for tuition, room and board, transportation and academic fees incurred while studying abroad.
April 17, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
From childcare to medical internships, Projects Abroad offers high school students an opportunity to travel and help nurture a community in another country. This year about 1,000 students from around the world will volunteer through Projects Abroad's High School Special program.  Care and Community Projects in which students split their time between childcare and group renovation projects are the most popular programs in Ghana, Argentina and India, the three countries where most U.S. high school students want to volunteer this summer.  Projects Abroad says that Ghana's reputation for safety and welcoming volunteers has made it popular for several years.
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